Changing Mindsets for Better Wellbeing

Shingles – Series 4

Shingles – Series 4 (Preventions) The discomfort of having hot spicy pepper on your lips when having a spicy meal is somewhat bearable as it stops after a few minutes. Imagine the same burning pain on a larger area of your skin that persists for hours to days. That’s the kind of pain that comes […]


Shingles Shingles is a viral skin condition resulting from an infection with the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chicken pox. Although the virus mentioned above can cause both shingles and chickenpox, the pattern of spread and symptoms are quite different. This article will focus on the causes, risk factors, and means of […]

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – Series 4 – Pregnancy with PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – Series 4 Pregnancy with PCOS People diagnosed with PCOS can get pregnant with or without medical assistance like stimulating ovulation or assisted reproductive techniques. Invitro Fertilisation and intrauterine insemination are examples of assisted reproductive techniques(ART).  Pregnancy complications are more frequent in women with PCOS. The good news is you can reduce […]

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – Series 3 – Treatment of PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – Series Treatments The treatment of PCOS should commence soon after diagnosis, whether or not the individual is trying to conceive. Lifestyle changes play a huge role in the management of many chronic diseases including PCOS.  In addition to changes in lifestyle, other treatment options such as medications and surgery are available […]

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – Series 2

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – Series 2 Symptoms There was a general belief in my area while growing up that women who had facial hair were wicked. I don’t know how that assertion came about but we believed it based on experiences and stories.   Those women probably had PCOS and were unfortunately being body shamed. Although […]

Breast cancer series 4 – Prevention

Breast cancer series 4 – Prevention       As posited in a previous article, preventive measures only reduce risk by about 30%.  There is always a risk, however, early detection and treatment are key. Many women fear the possibility of breast cancer particularly when a close family member such as a  mother or a […]

Breast Cancer Series 3 – Various Types and Treatments

Breast Cancer Series 3 Various Types and Treatments Early detection of breast cancer alone does not save lives. Early detection and early treatment are the vital factors that increase the chances of survival.  However, the type of breast cancer also plays a role in the likelihood of survival following treatment. The specific cancer type and […]


BREAST CANCER Series 2       Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and causes millions of deaths every year. It is the second commonest cause of cancer deaths in women, after lung cancer. Breast cancer in African women is more likely to cause death and this is attributable to the type […]

COLLAPSED! – Series 3

COLLAPSED! Series 3 Brain diseases can cause a collapse.       When someone collapses and you get them to the hospital, your health care provider would want to know if it was a gradual onset or sudden collapse. An eyewitness description of how it happened, how long it lasted, and associated symptoms are helpful […]

COLLAPSED! – Series 2

COLLAPSED! Series 2       In the last post, we explored some of the reasons an individual may collapse. The emphasis was on conditions that reduce the volume of blood and fluid in the body’s circulation. This article will focus on alterations in the normal blood constituents and the accumulation of toxic substances as […]