Coping Stress during the COVID Pandemic

Over the past year and a half, COVID has changed the way we live. It has definitely been a hard time for everyone trying to adapt to the new “normal” lifestyle of wearing masks everywhere we go, to staying at home to limit the curve, to limiting our contact with others through social distancing. ThisContinue reading “Coping Stress during the COVID Pandemic”

What is Hypoglycemia and How to Prevent it

Hypoglycemia is a condition where one’s blood sugar is lower than normal (around 3.0 to 3.9 mmol/L). This condition usually happens when people with diabetes do not regulate the amount of sugar in the blood while taking their medication. Diabetic patients take medication specifically to help control the insulin in their body, which is aContinue reading “What is Hypoglycemia and How to Prevent it”

Hepatitis Awareness

Hepatitis is a disease that impacts the liver which can be caused by consuming contaminated water or food, using dirty needles or syringes or practicing unsafe sex. The people who become infected may experience effects such as a mild illness that can range to serious liver damage. Some of the common symptoms include fever, appetiteContinue reading “Hepatitis Awareness”

Managing High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, sometimes referred to as hypertension, is one of the leading risks for death in Canada and it affects 6 million Canadian adults. High blood pressure is also the #1 risk factor for stroke and continues to be a major risk factor for heart disease. This condition is a result of an increasedContinue reading “Managing High Blood Pressure”

Alzheimer’s disease – Causes, Stages, Symptoms and Treatments

What is Alzheimer’s disease? Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a neurodegenerative disorder is the most common form of dementia, accounting for an estimated 60% – 80% of cases. Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. AD is an irreversible and progressive brain disease, with the most common earlyContinue reading “Alzheimer’s disease – Causes, Stages, Symptoms and Treatments”

Cervical Cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment

In 2020, about 1422 Canadian women were diagnosed with cervical cancer and an estimated 637 died from it. It is the third most gynecologic cancer in Canada after corpus uteri and ovary cancer. Screening tests help find cervical cancer before any symptoms develop. When cervical cancer is found and treated early, the chances of successfulContinue reading “Cervical Cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment”

Cervical Cancer Risk Factors, Symptoms and Prevention

Cervical cancer is also known as cervix uteri is the fourth common cancer among women worldwide with an estimated 604,127 new cases and 341,831 deaths in 2020. It is the third most gynecologic cancer in Canada. Risk Factors: Risk factors could be a behavior, substance, or condition that increases the risk of developing cancer. Human Papillomavirus (HPV)Continue reading “Cervical Cancer Risk Factors, Symptoms and Prevention”

Gestational Diabetes

What is it? Gestational diabetes is diabetes diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy (gestation). Like other types of diabetes, gestational diabetes affects how your cells use sugar (glucose). Gestational diabetes causes high blood sugar that can affect your pregnancy and your baby’s health. In women with gestational diabetes, blood sugar usually returns to normalContinue reading “Gestational Diabetes”