Sleep and Your Health

Poor sleep causes poor memory, difficulty concentrating, irritability reduced immunity, and a general decline in body functioning. Long term, poor sleep increases the risk of hypertension, obesity, diabetes and cancer. When people are unable to fall asleep or return to sleep within 20 minutes at bedtime they are said to have insomnia. Causes of Insomnia […]

Diabetes, Hypertension and Your Eyes

The eyes are said to be the window to the soul. They reflect what is going on in the rest of the body and sometimes the first signs of systemic diseases are in the eyes. Diabetes mellitus and hypertension are the major non communicable diseases globally. In Nigeria, about 2.7 million people are estimated to […]

How to Control Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic condition characterized by abnormally high levels of sugar in the blood. Insulin made by the pancreas helps to regulate the amount of insulin in the blood. Thus, an absence or insufficient production of insulin causes diabetes. Diabetes could also occur when there is a poor response to insulin. People with uncontrolled […]

How To Control Blood Pressure

Woman checking her blood pressure

How To Control Blood Pressure My neighbor, Ugo, found out about her blood pressure the hard way. One night she woke up with a severe headache, difficulty in breathing, weakness on the left part of her body, and difficulty speaking. The 55-year-old Nigerian school teacher had no idea what was happening to her but she […]

Urgent Advice For Patients With Non-COVID-19 Conditions

As the world battles to overcome the recent outbreak of Covid19, we have all had to make changes to our normal routine in the bid to ensure our safety. Unfortunately, this has led to people with non-COVID-19 ailments avoiding going to Hospitals, leading to preventable complications and death. Ten days ago, we had a patient […]