Managing Thyroid Disease

The different forms of thyroid disease can affect 1 in 10 Canadians as about 50% of the population may even be undiagnosed. The thyroid is an organ found in the neck which takes a butterfly shape that aids to produce the various hormones your body needs. The vast conditions occur due to the thyroid glandContinue reading “Managing Thyroid Disease”

Supporting Seniors’ Physical Activity

As the baby boomers are a large part of the aging population, it is important to be physically active to enhance one’s physical, mental and social health and can even to reduce the onset of dementia. It is recommended to exercise for 150 minutes a week such as completing 30 minutes of exercise 5 times aContinue reading “Supporting Seniors’ Physical Activity”

Learning to Read Blood Pressure and Treat Hypertension

Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure which can result in damage to your blood vessels, heart and kidneys. Hypertension is one of the leading preventable causes of death which can lead an individual to face heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and dementia. In Canada, roughly 7.2 million people have hypertension while about 7.5Continue reading “Learning to Read Blood Pressure and Treat Hypertension”

Breaking the Silence in Mental Health

When people hear mental health, many people being to think of depression, disorders or psychiatry but these words are often related to mental illness. Many people use mental health and mental illness interchangeably. Mental illness is often related to the disturbances an individual experiences through their thoughts, feelings and perception that impair an individual’s dailyContinue reading “Breaking the Silence in Mental Health”

Managing Different Forms of Depression

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders and yet the most treatable one. It is estimated that 1 in 4 Canadians faces a depression that is severe enough to require treatment. It is important to understand that sadness or grief are normal reactions that occur within an individual as its part of anContinue reading “Managing Different Forms of Depression”

Hemophilia Awareness

Hemophilia is a form of inherited bleeding disorder which occurs when the blood is unable to clot sufficiently resulting in continuous bleeding. This occurs due to an individual having a low number of clotting factors which can lead to serious health problems. People with hemophilia either have low levels of factor VII or factor IX.Continue reading “Hemophilia Awareness”

The Factors Impacting Our Health

April 7th marks World Health Day where each year it is aimed to promote awareness regarding various health issues including mental health, maternal and child care, climate change, and much more. This day is used as an opportunity to bring a worldwide focus on global health. World Health Day is celebrated every year as itContinue reading “The Factors Impacting Our Health”

World Autism Day

As it was marked World Autism Day, it is important to understand and spread awareness of this condition. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological disorder that affects the ability of the brain to function. The exact cause of ASD is unknown. However, the symptoms and their severity vary from person to person. Some individualsContinue reading “World Autism Day”