Low vision awareness month
Low vision affects nearly 1.3 billion people around the world and is becoming a growing health issue. Prolonged exposure to mobiles and gaming screens makes the symptoms worse.
Hearing sounds in your head? Time to check for Tinnitus.
Does your body suddenly tense up as you hear the hiss of a snake nearby?
Does it feel like an annoying bee is always buzzing around you?
Thyroid and Pregnancy
The thyroid gland is located in front of your neck just below the voice box (larynx). It makes two hormones thyroxin (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) that regulates body metabolism. Thyroid hormone production is controlled by another hormone called thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which is released by the pituitary gland, a pea-sized gland located in the brain.
Cervical Health Awareness Month
Cervical cancer is a disease where the cells of the cervix start multiplying uncontrollably and 99% of the time is cause by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). It is the most common cancer in women and the fourth most fatal.
It’s ok to say ‘No’ to things that stress you out!
The conversations around ways to manage stress generally picks up during stress awareness week, but the truth is that stress sticks around you 365 days a year. We all experience various levels of stress at every stage of our lives and it’s a perfectly natural process and can be a healthy reaction to an unexpected situation or challenge.
Early detection of breast cancer saves lives.
Across the world, October has been widely recognised as the Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a global effort to raise breast cancer awareness. Pink is the breast cancer symbol of hope, that’s why it’s often also referred to as the ‘Pink Month’.
Back to School, Back to better Health!
A yearly well-child health check up may not seem like an urgent thing to schedule, compared with everything on your to-do list. But the summer break is one of the best times to ensure you get this check-up done, just as you check up on their homework!
Brain fog. Weight gain. Hair loss. Watch out: it’s thyroid!
The thyroid is a gland in the front of your neck. It’s shaped like a butterfly but don’t be fooled: it can turn out to be your worst enemy when it goes haywire! The main thyroid function is to create hormones that control the speed of your body metabolism, which helps your body use up energy. In a sense therefore, it acts as a regulator of your physical and mental state of being.
Visiting a gynaecologist starts as early as 13 years in adolescence
It can be frightening for adolescents who gradually take note of bodily changes while undergoing reproductive maturity early on from their initial teens (13 and 15 years), with scarcely any knowledge of why they happen. It’s something that they are bound to experience, as is the case of the same gynaecological issues in adult women.