Glaucoma: The second leading cause of blindness globally.

It is a major problem, we’ve been concerned about this for some time and we are now working hard to address this important cause of blindness. It highlights the growing problem created by chronic eye diseases, including Diabetic Retinopathy and Age Related Macular Degeneration.

Dr Robert Beaglehole,
WHO’s Director of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion in Geneva.

Glaucoma is an eye disease that can damage your optical nerve. The nerve supplies visual information to your brain from your eyes. It’s usually caused by fluid building up in the front part of the eye, which increases the pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma can lead to loss of vision if it’s not diagnosed and treated early.

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Folic Acid: Everything you need to know about it.

Folic acid is the synthetic version of vitamin B9 (vitamin folate). Vitamin B9 helps in the production of healthy red blood cells in the body and it can be found in certain foods. There are various used of folic acid, it can be used to: prevent or treat folate deficiency anaemia; helps your unborn baby’s brain, spinal cord, and skull develop properly to avoid development issues (neural tube defects) for example spinal bifida.

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Updates: We’re back!

This year we want to introduce something new, like last year. Last year, we started a monthly discussion on health topics that we thought it’s important and good to know more about. So, this year, we’re introducing new segment called the viewpoint, where we’ll be sharing our personal views on some health topics and why we’ve that personal view on that particular topic.

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Diabetes: Everything you need to know about it.

Today I will be talking about diabetes and how it has effect on our life and health. Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high. Diabetes describes a condition in which the body cannot make proper carbohydrate in food because the pancreas does not make enough insulin, or the insulin produced is ineffective, or a combination of both.

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