Heart Failure and Ageing

An average healthy heart beats 100,000 times a day and is about the size of your clenched fist. As an engine keeps a car running, your heart keeps your body going. Besides pumping blood throughout the body, it controls heart rate and maintains blood pressure.  Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle does not pump […]

Are You Tired of Sitting on a Painful Secret? Learn How to Manage Piles!

Piles, the not-so-pleasant condition that affects many people, is something that is not often discussed. Piles, also known as hemorrhoids, are swollen veins in the rectum or anus that can cause discomfort, itching, and bleeding. The causes of piles are numerous, but a few common ones include a diet high in processed foods, chronic constipation, […]

Matters of the heart: Addressing Heart disease

The heart is an extraordinary organ, tirelessly pumping blood and keeping us alive- day in and day out. But what happens when this vital organ becomes compromised? Heart disease occurs, a broad term that encompasses a range of conditions affecting the heart. If we do not take care of our hearts, we risk developing this […]

The Silent Killer: Hypertension

First, let us define hypertension. Hypertension is a condition in which the force of blood against the walls of the arteries is too high. This means that the heart has to work harder to pump blood, which can lead to serious health problems such as heart attacks, strokes, and kidney disease. In the West African […]

A Call to Action: Combating Drug Abuse Among Nigerian Youths

From the bustling streets to the rural villages, the problem of drug abuse is widespread and growing. Drug abuse is a major issue among youths in Nigeria. Many factors contribute to this problem and it’s important to understand them to develop effective solutions Tracing the Root of the Problem One of the most common factors […]

Boosting Your Brainpower

How often do you think about your brain, the organ that controls your entire body? Do you ever marvel at its capability and how much work it does every day? Do you check in to give it a little spring clean and recharge it from time to time? Like every other part of our body […]

Health Check: How often do people go for checkups?

Our body operates like an engine and like one, it needs maintenance. Think of how you fix dates to get your car serviced or how you lift the bonnet now and again to check the oil level. Your body needs you to check in, just like that or even more. How often do you go […]

Managing Hypertension

Hypertension which is commonly called high blood pressure is a silent killer that can damage blood vessels and lead to serious health problems.If you’re diagnosed with high blood pressure, it is important you check your blood pressure regularly to know if the changes you’ve made are working. Here’s a breakdown of the diagram seen above, […]

Managing the Complications of Asthma

What is Asthma? Asthma is a condition in which the air passages in the lungs narrow due to inflammation and tightening of the muscles. This condition can make breathing difficult, causing coughing, whistling (wheezing) when one exhales, and shortness of breath. Several factors, such as cold, dust, allergies, smoke, and sudden weather changes, can trigger […]

Malnutrition

Imagine a world where every child has an equal opportunity to grow healthy and strong. Unfortunately, for millions of children in Nigeria and around the world, malnutrition stands in the way. With the rate at which malnutrition affects children in Nigeria, the importance of adequate nutrition cannot be overstressed. First, let’s define malnutrition. Malnutrition is […]