Telemedicine is an important tool for healthcare providers, and it can be used to improve access to care.
As the old saying goes, "a stitch in time saves nine." This is especially true when it comes to healthcare.
Moringa leaf, moringa oleifera, is known by several names to several people. It is referred to as the drumstick plant or miracle tree and is popular in Asia and Africa. Moringa leaf is prevalent in the northern part of Nigeria and is known as Zogela in Hausa.
Hibiscus drink, also known as zobo drink, has many health benefits, which is why it’s prevalent in Nigeria as a drink option at parties and events. The drink is made from the dried calyxes of the Hibiscus sabdariffa flowers.
Pregnancy is a significant period for you and your unborn baby. It can also be exciting for you, especially if it's your first time. Taking proper care of your health, regular antenatal visits and a supportive partner are all things that would aid the pregnancy process.
Diabetes is a chronic health condition where blood sugar(glucose) levels are too high. Typically, when you eat food, your body breaks it down to glucose(sugar) and releases it into your bloodstream. So when blood sugar levels are up, it acts as a signal to the pancreas to release insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose get to the body cells for use as energy.
High blood pressure is a risk factor for stroke and cardiovascular diseases and regular blood pressure checkups are important. However, you don't always have to visit your doctor to get your blood pressure checked.
Birth control (also known as fertility control or conception control), refers to the methods employed to prevent pregnancy. There are lots of birth control options like the use of pills, IUDs, male and female condoms, and other permanent alternatives. Birth control applies to both men and women.
Blood pressure is a measure of the force of blood being exerted on the walls of blood vessels. Typically, the arteries carry blood from the heart to other parts of the body. So, high blood pressure means that the heart has more work to do which leads to several dire conditions.
High blood pressure is a risk factor for stroke and cardiovascular diseases and regular blood pressure checkups are important. However, you don't always have to visit your doctor to get your blood pressure checked. You can monitor your blood pressure at home at intervals especially if your doctor recommends it. Even though you can check your blood pressure at home, most people make mistakes and sometimes record a false reading.
Prostate cancer is one of the most popular cancers in the male gender and is even a leading cause of cancer death in men. In fact, African men are more susceptible to this kind of cancer according to a study by the WHO.
Immediately most people fall sick, and the next thing they do is get some antibiotics for quick relief. This is not advisable as it has also led to a rise in antibiotic resistance. Before you purchase that antibiotic, ask yourself questions; “Was this prescribed by my doctor?” “How do I know this antibiotic is specific to my infection?”
There have been thousands of reports over the years about how sanitary pads have led women to emergency rooms. Sounds crazy but it’s true! Your favourite sanitary pad has the ability to send you to the ER and that’s why this blog is essential.
Hypertension(high blood pressure) is a condition where the force of blood against the artery is consistently high. It is a dangerous condition that affects most people and usually presents itself without any warning signs.
Nigeria is blessed with many natural foods and herbs, bountiful enough to feed the entire country for decades without depleting. It’s no wonder many of us always turn to herbal and natural remedies when we have any minor health issue. As much as some of these natural remedies are helpful, some of them can be harmful when ingested wrongly.
Everything we do, from our diet to our daily lifestyle, plays a massive role in determining whether our blood pressure will be normal or crazily high. Your blood pressure levels depend on the amount of blood your heart is pumping daily and how much resistance the blood flow meets in your veins or arteries. Your blood pressure becomes very high when your arteries become narrower.
You may have reached that point where you looked at your panties in the bathroom, saw a weird color discharge, and wondered if everything was okay or if it was normal.
Headaches are the one thing a lot of people tend to commonize. While it may not mean anything serious, its important to pay attention to your headaches when they become recurring or when they happen in a particular spot.
There is a common misconception that stroke only happens to older people; this is very far from the truth. Strokes occur when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, usually because of a blood clot in the brain or a blocked artery. This isn’t restricted to older adults alone
More than one million children in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi have now received at least one dose of the first malaria vaccine. Data provided by the UN's World Health Organisation suggests that the pilot programme launched in April 2019 was safe and "substantially reduced severe cases" of the disease.
Since May 13, at least 1,400 confirmed cases of monkeypox have been recorded in 33 countries, including 48 total in 16 states in the United States and the District of Columbia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Service and providing the potential clients and customers with testimonials is one of the best ways to market.
Nigeria is Africa's most populous country, with close to 200 million people inhabiting it. Yet women in Nigeria have a 1 in 22-lifetime risk of dying during pregnancy or during childbirth or postpartum - while the risk in developed countries is 1 in 4900.
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