Health

Coronavirus Update: First Case Confirmed In Lagos

The ministry health in the early hours of Friday has confirmed the first case of the virus in Lagos, creating fear in the residents of the state about how havoc it could cause in our struggling economy. The case was confirmed by the Federal Ministry of Health and was the first confirmed infection in sub-Saharan Africa. Cases had previously been reported in Egypt and Algeria but not in the sub-Saharan region. The health ministry said the patient was an Italian citizen who returned on Feb. 25 to Lagos, the country’s largest city, after visiting Milan. The Nigerian government said in a statement that the unnamed patient was “clinically stable,” and did not have “serious symptoms” and was being treated at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos. The low number of cases across Africa, which has close economic ties with China, has puzzled health specialists and raised questions about authorities’…

What’s Your Blood Pressure?

We often neglect little things concerning our health, such regular health checkups, abstaining from certain substances and some other things that save from getting an appointment with the doctor. According to Wikipedia, Blood pressure is the pressure of circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels. Most of this pressure is due to work done by the heart by pumping blood through the circulatory system. Used without further specification, “blood pressure” usually refers to the pressure in large arteries of the systemic circulation. Sometimes this might get too high or might jut be too low, but how would you know if don’t check? High Blood Pressure Often referred to as the “Silent Killer”, This is a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high. Which can be very dangerous if not checked. Usually hypertension is defined as blood pressure above 140/90, and is…

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