10:02 27th March 2018 | Chronic Disease
Chronic Disease Older People Osteoarthritis Degenerative Joint Disease Degenerative Arthritis Wear-and-Tear Arthristis Global Disability Symptomatic Knee OA Increase in Nigeria Ages 40 and Above 1 in 5 Adults Broken Cartilage Affected Joints
Any adult can suffer from osteoarthritis (OA), but this chronic disease mostly affects older people and can cause disability. Other names for OA include degenerative joint disease, degenerative arthritis and wear-and-tear arthritis. Knee OA is one of the leading causes of global disability.FACTSKnee OA is a prevalent condition in Nigeria and a public health burdenEvidence in earlier studies suggested OA prevalence in Nigeria is increasing1 out...
18:21 26th March 2018 | Heart Failure
Hypertension Dr. Okechukwu Ogah Heart Expert Consultant Cardiologist UCH Ibadan Heart Failure Heart Muscle Chronic Disease Blood Clots Medications Illness Lung Conditions Irregular HeartBeat ChestPain Severe Weakness Fainting Healthy Diet Exercise Salt Intake LifeStyle Improvement Exercising Check-Up Cholesterol High Blood Pressure
Heart failure, a growing global problem, has serious consequences in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In Nigeria, 45% of patients die from heart failure caused by untreated, abnormally high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.
Dr Okechukwu Ogah is a heart expert and consultant cardiologist at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. After revealing the above statistic from a heart failure survey he added that the “average age of a heart failure ...
15:33 4th June 2017 | Life Style Changes
When a person is diagnosed with a chronic illness, it’s important to go for checkups and make lifestyle changes. Building a relationship with your doctor will help you stay as healthy as possible, for as long as possible, so that you can have the best quality of life while managing your condition.
What is a Chronic Illness?
Chronic illnesses or diseases are long-term medical conditions that often gradually progress with time in scope and/or seve...
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