5 Symptoms of heart disease you should never ignore.

Dr Monisola Adanijo 5 Symptoms of heart disease you should never ignore.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death all over the world, accounting for more than a third of all deaths worldwide; more than cancer and HIV. Heart disease can be congenital (you were born with it) or acquired (you developed it as an adult). Congenital heart diseases are more common in children and may […]

Reasons why more young people are suffering from heart disease.

In the 80s and 90s, heart disease was thought to be disease of elderly people. However in recent times, we have seen more and more young people die of heart disease than before. Available data from the world health organization (WHO) states that, 31% of all deaths worldwide are due to cardiovascular disease1. Studies done […]

Questions you need to ask your doctor to ensure you are getting the best care

In my experience, I have noticed that often times, patients are not aware about many things regarding their health. They don’t know their diagnosis, they don’t bother to know the name of their doctor, and what they are being treated for and of course, details of their daily medications. Doctors are also treating conditions that […]

Doctor burnout…. A dangerous phenomenon

“Burnout” is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. The hospital environment can put doctors and other clinicians at high risk for burnout, especially because of busy work days, high patient load, and emotional intensity of the job. It is marked by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization (adopting an impersonal […]

Myths about Preventive health we have to talk about

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Every day we are bombarded with health information about the need to prevent illness by early detection. However a lot of individuals still have reservations about going to the clinic for checkup. This resistance is mainly due to myths or belief systems about health, widely circulated in the community. What is preventive health? Preventive health […]

How to live your best life despite having a heart condition.

So you or (your loved one) have been diagnosed with heart disease. It can be a very daunting diagnosis and the initial reactions are usually denial, anxiety grief and or depression. The may be feelings of “what is the point of living” or you may feel “this is the end, I can’t live a normal […]

How lack of sleep is making you fat

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Are you having problems losing weight or you find that you are gaining weight despite reducing your food intake? Lack of sleep May be a major factor. A fascinating study from researchers at the University of Colorado found that one week of sleeping about 5 hours a night led participants to gain an average of 1 […]

Are you having difficulty controlling your blood pressure?

As many as 40% of adults in Nigeria are hypertensive, and majority are not even aware. Of those who are aware only about 20% have their blood pressure adequately controlled. The goal for treating blood pressure is to get the levels to 130/80mmHg or lower. (130 systolic, 80 diastolic). We are concerned about poorly controlled […]

Are you supposed to hear your heart beating?

The human heart starts beating from 4 weeks gestation (sometimes even before the woman realizes she is pregnant) and doesn’t stop till death. The average heart beats 90,000-130,000 times a day and we don’t even notice it! However in some instances, we become aware of our heartbeat; we either hear it as a “thumping sound” […]

Antibiotic Abuse

Every day in Nigeria, millions of people are taking various antibiotics, popularly known as “capsule” for a variety of illnesses ranging from fever to headache, diarrhea, body pain, common cold, malaria, birth control, constipation to name a few. In fact there is a “capsule” for every disease one can imagine- red and black ones, yellow […]