Let’s talk about diabetes!

This is a common health issue that affects many people worldwide. Diabetes affects our blood sugar levels because our bodies either can’t produce enough insulin or can’t use it effectively. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar, allowing cells to absorb glucose for energy. Key facts: Around 422 million people worldwide have diabetes, with […]

Cervical Cancer

Hey there, ladies! Let’s talk about cervical cancer – an extremely important topic. Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the cervix, the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. It is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection. Let us take a look at the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cerebral Malaria

Most people know about malaria but have you heard of cerebral malaria? First, let us discuss Malaria. Malaria is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium, transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. The parasite enters the red blood cells and continues to multiply, eventually causing the red blood cells to rupture and release […]

MONKEYPOX

Monkeypox is an illness caused by the monkeypox virus, a zoonotic virus in the genus Orthopoxvirus, which can spread from person to person. A zoonotic infection is one that can be transmitted from animals to humans.   Transmission Animal-to-human transmission (zoonosis) occurs through direct contact with body fluids and mucosal lesions of infected animals. Rope […]