Hypertensive care- Lifestyle Modifications

Hypertention is the sustained elevation of resting systolic blood pressure >130mmHg and diastolic blood pressure >80mmHg. Hypertension is usually classifies as primary and secondary hypertension. Primary hypertension is the most common type; it is hypertension with no known cause while secondary has an identifiable cause like chronic kidney disease and apnea among others. Risk FactorsContinue reading “Hypertensive care- Lifestyle Modifications”

Heart attack (MI) signs, prevention and action

Heart attack is referred to as ‘Myocardial Infarction’ in the medical world. It is the death of heart tissue due to lack of blood supply. It usually presents as: Deep visceral, substernal pain (described as a pressure); it can radiate to the jaw, back, left arm, right arm, shoulders. Dyspnea (difficulty breathing) Diaphoresis (Excessive sweating)Continue reading “Heart attack (MI) signs, prevention and action”

5 Nutritional tips to aid the management of metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic disorders. It is multifactorial in origin. These disorders raise the likelihood of developing diabetes, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. Metabolic syndrome is characterized by a large waist circumference (Abdominal Obesity), Insulin resistance, dyslipidemia (abnormal cholesterol levels). This is an important topic to address because more than 40% ofContinue reading “5 Nutritional tips to aid the management of metabolic syndrome”

Diabetes care

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is simply known as diabetes. It is a very common metabolic disorder. It is a disorder characterized by impaired insulin secretion and/or variable degrees of peripheral insulin resistance leading to hyperglycemia. Complications of DM It can be classified as Acute and Chronic complications. Acute Complications of DM include: Hypoglycaemia Hyperosmolar Hyperglycaemic DiabeticContinue reading “Diabetes care”

Stroke: signs of stroke, how to prevent it and what to do if it happens

Stroke is essentially a medical condition in which there is a disruption in blood flow to a certain area of the brain resulting in death of brain cells. This is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In this region of the world, majority of individuals present to the hospital over 24Continue reading “Stroke: signs of stroke, how to prevent it and what to do if it happens”

At the heart of elderly care

Ageing is an inevitable part of life which indeed is a blessing,even though a good number of people dread it or even the thought of it .When most people hear about ageing ,some of the first images that flash through their minds are those of gray hair and wrinkles but there is more to ageingContinue reading “At the heart of elderly care”

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Welcome to the blog of the Gray Healthcare Foundation! We feel great today having you here .We curate phenomenal ,insightful and practical articles that make the ageing process exciting! We are invested in promoting the quality of life of the elderly and providing a great support network to cater to the peculiar needs of theContinue reading “Hello”