Setting healthy goals for the New Year

Understanding the need to prioritize your health is crucial to making the most of the New Year. This past year must have come with its challenges and trials, both physical and emotional. However, if you must lead a healthier lifestyle and well-being, you must set smart, measurable, attainable, and realistic goals and objectives for your […]

Don’t break my heart

Dear Femi, Please don’t break my heart. It’s all I’ve got and a heart transplant is expensive. In my dream country, it costs about $120,000. I’ll rather buy a mansion for you and I mean it. Don’t tell me you won’t listen to me. Femi, About 4 in 10 people have hypertension ( ). The […]

Alzheimer’s Disease: How To Protect Yourself

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, a degenerative syndrome with declines in a person’s memory, thinking, behavior, and ability to carry out day to day activities. The causes of Alzheimer’s disease are unknown, but there is usually an accumulation of the tau and amyloid-beta proteins in the brains of those affected. Cardiovascular […]

Preeclampsia: What Does It Mean?

Toke waddled to the bathroom as quickly as her swollen legs let her. She sat down on the toilet seat to pee and sighed with relief as her bladder emptied. “I can’t wait for this pregnancy to be over, all the intermittent urination will finally end”, she thought. She cleaned up and reached out to […]

You Can Get Your Blood Pressure (BP) Under Control

Hypertension is a condition in which blood travels around your body at a pressure higher than normal, exposing your organs to undue stress which can lead to devastating complications like stroke or kidney failure if it is not well managed. It is very common among black people and in Nigeria alone it is estimated that about 28.9% […]

Health Guidelines For Week 2 of the COVID19 Lockdown

As we enter the second week of the lockdown in some parts of the country there are some things you need to keep in mind: Please take the quarantine seriously, reduce your contact with people outside your immediate family. Most people have caught this infection from people that were not showing any symptoms.   Staying […]

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 […]

Is Moringa OK?

You have heard a lot about Moringa and have probably seen it in different forms but what is it really? Moringa is one of the latest ‘superfoods’ to hit popularity. It is healthful and has many benefits, but it also has some side effects that you should be aware of. Moringa is a genus of […]