What Do Patients Really Want?

Q3, 2020 As we continue our match towards Universal Health Coverage, we are committed to building a patient-centric health ecosystem. Knowing that data-driven businesses are more able to adapt to change and deliver high-quality services, we always use data to stay true to our promise of a ‘wow experience’ for every enrollee, anytime they need […]

Do You Really Need Antenatal Care During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is exciting – you’re literally creating a human being!, but in the midst of this excitement, you must not forget to make sure you and the baby are healthy and stay that way.  Many women, especially those who are already mothers, might see antenatal as a waste of time. These women assume that since […]

How To Guard Your Heart On Valentine’s Day…And Beyond

How To Guard Your Heart On Valentine’s Day…And Beyond Hearts will swell with love today, and it’s so beautiful to see. A few hearts will get broken too but that is not all bad – Valentine’s day is a celebration of love and sharing. How can you love your heart today? No, not the abstract […]

3 Ways Fasting Changes How Your Body Works

Ramadan is here! For Muslims, this month involves going without food and water from dawn to dusk as well as practising more charity in the hope of getting closer to God. The spiritual benefits aside, how exactly does fasting affect your physical body? We have some answers: While fasting, the body starts to tap energy […]

How To Tackle Hypertension Without Medication

Hypertension is another name for high blood pressure, it is a very common and serious condition affecting more than 1.5 million people per year in Nigeria. It is the most common non-communicable disease in Nigeria. Young adults, an increasing number of teenagers and even children are among the growing number of Nigerians developing high blood […]

The Insidious Light of Your Phones

Smartphones have dramatically changed how we live. From how we work, how we communicate to how we play, smartphones are incredibly useful, but could they be causing us harm? Smartphone screens – like those on laptops, tablets and televisions emit blue light, which is the type of light that the brain interprets as daylight. Your […]

The Patients’ Bill Of Rights

The Consumer Protection Council has introduced the Patients’ Bill of Right (PBOR) to set acceptable standards for health services delivery. As an Hygeian, your optimum satisfaction is our focus and we are delighted to be able to share these rights with you: Right to relevant information This is to ensure that you understand any diagnosis, […]

Are Supplements Good For You?

Do you currently take any supplements? Vitamin B? Fish oil? Or even some herbs? Supplements are not bad in themselves, they do exactly what the word suggests – supplement the usual intake of nutrients from food. Supplements are concentrated sources of nutrients or other substances with a nutritional or physiological effect and their purpose is […]

Do You Know What Hepatitis Is? – World Hepatitis Day

28 July is World Hepatitis Day and as a disease that accounts for 1.34 million deaths per year – as many as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria – we all must take it seriously. When infected with hepatitis, the liver swells and patients can suffer serious liver damage. For some, it becomes chronic lasting a long […]

Are Your Workouts Not Working Out?

Now if you are not working out at all yet, we’re not talking about you.  You need to haul yourself out of the chair you’re in right now and go for a walk, at the very least. Get your heart pumping harder, get moving, stress your muscles and sweat a bit. Come on! Seriously though, […]