We have been having a lot of exposition about hypertension in our recent posts. This is geared towards improving the knowledge, attitude and perception of our audience about hypertension. With all said and done, testimonies from survivors and people leading a healthy lifestyle with well controlled hypertension should go a long way in strengthening your resolve towards getting that long due blood pressure checkup, and give you a strong conviction that one can also overcome hypertension even if one is diagnosed with the disease. So today, we will be sharing a few true life stories from people’s experiences with hypertension. Continue reading “Hypertension; Patients living with it.”
Cancer is usually the most significant medical diagnosis that most people will ever receive in their lifetimes. From the moment the doctor says the words to the journey back home and to breaking the news to family and friends, the emotions of disbelief, anger and fear run deep.
Depending on the severity of the diagnosis and the treatments necessary, the emotional load to unpack ranges in accordance from the benign cancers to the malignant and metastatic carcinomas with poorer prognosis. Continue reading “Handling Mental Health and Emotional Issues in Patients dealing with Cancer”
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, the same way the journey to a life free from cancer is possible with our every day diet and lifestyle. The popular saying you are what you eat is not at all far fetched as the American Cancer Society 1996 Advisory Committee on Diet, Nutrition, and Cancer Prevention supports previous findings that dietary practices among other factors plays a vital role in the prevention of cancer and cancer death.
The breasts are very important part of the female body, as it is a powerful representation of motherhood, vitality and beauty. Little wonder it has been a matter of interest in medicine and feminine cosmetology. These precious jewels are without an iota of doubt deserving all the attention they get. Yet, In Nigeria, the risk of #breast cancer in women has gradually appreciated from about 24.5 million in 1990 to 40 million in 2010 and were predicted to increase beyond 50 million in 2020. Continue reading “FIND ME A NAME”
It has been estimated that about 1.2 billion people worldwide have hypertension with two-thirds of cases seen in low and middle income countries, yet less than 1 in 5 people with hypertension have it well managed. No wonder, hypertension remains a major cause of premature death worldwide. In our last exposition, we had an overview of hypertension, the causes, symptoms and risk factors. Today, we take a look at how hypertension is diagnosed and the possible complications the silent killer presents with.
Are you a middle aged or elderly man having difficulty urinating or recently noticed a reduced force in the stream of your urine? It might even be blood you see in your urine or semen and you are not sure what it might be and you are not really sure where to turn to? It might even be all these crowned with erectile dysfunction, not to worry, we have got some discussion to do.
You might have heard of prostate cancer but you are not sure what it is all about. Let us talk about it. Prostate cancer is basically cancer of the prostate. Continue reading “Could you be having Prostate Cancer?”
Colorectal cancer is a type of cancer found in the colon or rectum. It is also referred to as bowel cancer, colon cancer, or rectal cancer. The colon and rectum are in the lower portion of the digestive system. The colon is the large intestine and the rectum is the channel connecting the colon to the anus. The American Cancer Society predicts that 1 in 23 men and 1 in 25 women will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime. Colorectal cancer remains the third most common cancer in the United States of America and is the second most common cause of deaths due to cancer. Continue reading “Colorectal Cancer Overview and Indications”
Colorectal cancer remains one of the most preventable types of cancer yet remains the second highest cause of cancer associated deaths in the United States. This calls for more awareness about the disease and a need to improve our body of knowledge about colorectal cancer. In our last post, we examined the symptoms, causes and risk factors (modifiable and non-modifiable) of the disease. Today, we pay closer attention to the types of colorectal cancer, the stages the disease can present at and the mediums through which medical practitioners diagnose the disease. Continue reading “Colorectal cancer”
Last time out, we talked about smoking and its numerous life threatening effects on the different parts of the human body system. We learned that smoking is a leading cause of numerous cancer types, causes damage to blood vessels and impairs heart function, affects reproduction, causes blindness and could cause impotence in men, these among many more were consequences attributed to smoking. Continue reading “CAN I QUIT SMOKING? YES, YOU CAN!”
Sometime around July last year, it was a sorry case of a middle aged man (Mr. Jerry, not real name for the sake of anonymity) in his 50s. He came in to the hospital with a large infected ulcer (wound) on his left foot, the foot was massively discolored, his toes had all turned black and there was widespread necrosis. After series of investigations, it was discovered that extensive damage has been done to his bone caused by the infected and poorly treated wound and he had totally lost feeling in his left foot. He was subsequently scheduled for amputation surgery, and he lost his left leg from below knee level. The big question is how did Mr. Jerry get to this point. Continue reading “A Case of Diabetes Mellitus foot syndrome”