A swollen thyroid gland is a sign of thyroid dysfunction. Yet many people continue with their daily life carrying the heavy weight on their necks unaware of the possible dangers. But this does not have to be the norm because iodine dysfunction is preventable. In this article, we shall explore why iodine is an important … Continue reading 6 Major Populations at Higher Risk of Iodine Deficiency and the Health Consequences
8 Adverse Implications of Iron Deficiency Anemia and Nutrition Interventions to Combat It.
8 Adverse Implications of Iron Deficiency Anemia and Nutrition Interventions to Combat It. Iron is an essential nutrient involved in the circulation of oxygen to every part of body tissues, synthesis of DNA, electron transportation, cognitive health, growth, and development. The regulation of iron in the body follows a strict balance between iron absorption from … Continue reading 8 Adverse Implications of Iron Deficiency Anemia and Nutrition Interventions to Combat It.
3 Coping strategies to minimize the impact of Post-Partum Psychosis (Puerperal Psychosis)
Childbirth is a moment of great hope for a family. Rarely do people prepare for the worst. It is devastating to the family when a mother develops complications following childbirth. Postpartum Psychosis (puerperal psychosis) is one of the most serious mental health conditions that affect women after childbirth. Though described as a rare disease, it … Continue reading 3 Coping strategies to minimize the impact of Post-Partum Psychosis (Puerperal Psychosis)
9 Best Practices to Promote Child Health in the First 1000 Days
I cannot relate to anything more exciting than a newborn baby, always small and sweet. Unlike other animals whose young ones are up and about almost immediately after birth, the human baby is so dependent on the mother that left on their own they cannot survive. This dependency does not just happen after birth, the … Continue reading 9 Best Practices to Promote Child Health in the First 1000 Days
Bridging Health Gap: HAVE YOU POSTED YOUR FEEDBACK?
Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com Bridging Health Gap.com, a web page launched on 18th July 2021 at WordPress provides Public Health Literacy to equip the public with health knowledge. Drawing from my experience, I have witnessed undue suffering that is preventable. Take, for example, diarrhea, it has remained a leading cause of death in children worldwide, but … Continue reading Bridging Health Gap: HAVE YOU POSTED YOUR FEEDBACK?
Optimizing Health-Seeking Habits: The Different Perspectives
Courtesy if clipart-library.com I am usually fascinated whenever I listen to my friend complaining about her last experience at our local hospital. You would think she will never set her feet in that hospital again. But, every time she visits the hospital for various reasons, her list of complaints only keeps on growing. In … Continue reading Optimizing Health-Seeking Habits: The Different Perspectives
Health Seeking Habits: Women’s Health
Disclaimer I will start with a disclaimer. During my career in health care, I have come across men, women, and children who do not understand the nature of their illnesses even after medical consultation and diagnosis. Lack of understanding means that patients are likely to default from care, have poor medication adherence, often with unwarranted … Continue reading Health Seeking Habits: Women’s Health