Warning Signs of Vision Problems in Children

The importance of good vision in children cannot be overemphasized, especially in their learning process. More than 80% of what is taught your child in school is done visually,and this simply means that if your child has an uncorrected vision problem, it could severely affect his or her academic and social development. So it’s important to look out for warning signs of vision problems in children before it gets too late. Most children will have difficulty to point out early warning signs of visual problems. That’s why parents and teachers…

Read More

Why Do I Have Puffy Eyes and Dark Circles?

Many people wonder why they have puffy eyes and dark circles around their eyes. There are several reasons that may be responsible for that and I will highlight them in this article for you. But first, let’s try to define what puffy eyes and dark circles are. Puffy eyes simply means swollen lower and upper eyelids; while dark circles are brown or blackdiscolorations of the eyelid. What Causes Puffy Eyes and Dark Circles? Puffy eyes and dark circles occur for many reasons. Some of the probable reasons why you have…

Read More

Lifestyle Suitable For Patients With High Blood Pressure

Hypertension, also called high blood pressure, is a persistent rise in your blood pressure. Hypertension can quietly damage your body for years before symptoms develop. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to disability, poor quality of life, fatal heart attack or stroke. But treatment and lifestyle changes can control your blood pressure to reduce the risk of life threatening complications. Lifestyle Suitable For Patients With High Blood Pressure Hypertension is not a death sentence. There is a lifestyle suitable for patients with high blood pressure. So if you have been…

Read More

DIABETIC FOOT: causes and how to prevent it

Before any further discussion on diabetic foot, it is highly recommended that all diabetic patients take good care of themselves by maintaining an adequate control of their glucose level. This can be achieved by keeping to a strict diabetic diet and prescribed medications. When glucose levels in these patients get completely out of control, many types of complications begin to surface, of which diabetic foot is one. We have written another article that can increase your insight in understanding diabetes. One of the most frequent health issues individuals with severe…

Read More

Why Hypertension is Such a Big Deal

Hypertension, also called high blood pressure, is the persistent rise of your blood pressure above 140/90mmHg after subsequent blood pressure check. You are said to have hypertension when blood that travels around your body moves through the blood vessel with more force. If your blood pressure is high, it can rupture and destroy the walls of the blood vessel over time. Hypertension can lead to serious complications and even death if left unattended to. That is why some people refer to hypertension as ”silent killer” because it does not give…

Read More

Fractures: types and risk factors

Most fractures happen when a bone is impacted by more force or pressure than it can support. This force usually occurs suddenly or is very intense. The strength of the force also determines the severity of the fracture. The bone can fracture crosswise, lengthwise, in several places, or into many pieces. It can also range from a thin crack to a complete break. A fracture may occur at the same time as other injuries, such as sprains, strains, or dislocations. However, a fracture may also be the result of some…

Read More

Antimicrobial Resistance – how you can prevent it

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), or drug resistance, develops when microbes, including bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses, no longer respond to a drug that previously treated them effectively.Resistant microbes are more difficult to treat, requiring alternative medications or higher doses of antimicrobials. These approaches may be more expensive, more toxic or both. Microbes resistant to multiple antimicrobials are called multidrug resistant (MDR). Those considered extensively drug resistant (XDR) or totally drug-resistant (TDR) are sometimes called “superbugs”. Dangers of Antimicrobial Resistance AMR is an increasingly serious threat to global public health that requires…

Read More

RAPE – The Mental and Emotional Impact

The impact of rape is very debilitating on victims and also the community. Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person’s consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority, or against a person who is incapable of giving valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, has an intellectual disability or is below the legal age of consent. Facts Over 70% of rapes are committed by…

Read More

PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE: what does it mean?

In a previous article published, we spoke about Acute Limb Ischeamia (ALI) as one of the vascular diseases worthy of note in many developing countries. ALI is a condition that reduces flow of blood to the limbs due to the presence of a blood clot. But this condition, in many cases, is secondary to Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). In this article, our aim is to bring to your knowledge the medical condition known as PAD, which is also a vascular emergency. This article should help you understand what is peripheral…

Read More

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS – symptoms, risk factors and treatment

 Pains in the joints is a frequent complaint in lots of people all over the world, affecting different genders and people who engage in different kinds of work. Most of these people end up dosing on all kinds of painkillers to numb their self-diagnosed body hurt and this has become a normality among a large number. But you need to know when is the right time to take these painkillers. It is important that we stop this rush on pain killers and self-diagnoses and seek professional medical help always. This…

Read More