Lymphoedema is a disease that could affect any one of us, at almost any time. Yet it has such a social stigma that many sufferers hide and go unseen and untreated. Untreated this disease can be crippling and remove any quality of life that may be had. But it can be treated and suffers can be relieved.
Cervical CANCERCervical cancer is the largest cancer killer of women in the world, and in Tanzania it is the same. Yet, Cervical Cancer is one of the most treatable cancers that occur. Why are so many women dying?
STD/STI Sexually Trans Infections
Sexually transmitted infections are those which spread from one person to another during sexual activities, HIV and Aids would be the most well known STI but there are many others. How much do you know about these infections and how they can affect you? You should know at least this much:
Lymphoedema (Elephantiasis)Lymphoedema is a disease that could affect any one of us, at almost any time. Yet it has such a social stigma that many sufferers hide and go unseen and untreated. Untreated this disease can be crippling and remove any quality of life that may be had. But it can be treated and suffers can be relieved.
Diabetes is another one of those serious medical conditions that can sneak up on you, without warning, without symptoms, untill it is already advanced. A healthy lifestyle and screening your blood glucose levels regularly is the best way to avoid Diabetes.
Asthma is a respiratory condition that causes your airways to restrict and it becomes harder and harder to breathe.
Asthma is a scary condition and it can 'attack' suddenly. It is also becoming more and more common. You should know more about asthma, general respiratory health and how to prevent and reduce the liklihood of asthmatic symptoms.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast cancer is a real threat to all women, and even men. You should know more about it and how you can prevent it by catching signs early.
BREAST Feeding AwarenessBreast feeding is the number one most important thing you can do for the health of your baby. But it is not always as natural or as easy as we are led to believe, find out more about how to breast feed, how long for, and how to manage returning to work whilst breastfeeding.
Neglected Tropical Diseases
Negelected Tropical Diseases or 'NTD's' is a term now used for a variety of diseases that are considered sidelined from global health initiatives.
Whatever the terminology used, these diseases are still a real threat to our communities here in Tanzania and it is important that you are aware of them. Sometimes we can be on our guard so much against such things as heart disease, hypertension and diabetes, we can dismiss the risk of these seemingly smaller diseases.
Prostate cancer is a cancer of the prostate gland. The prostate gland is just below the bladder and only men have them. As men get older the prostate is vulnerable to a variety of conditions, including cancer. More than 500 Tanzanian men die from Prostate cancer every year, and 1200 new cases are diagnosed every year. EARLY AND FREQUENT SCREENING IS ESSENTIAL.