Guidelines for COVID – 19 in Pregnancy

To date, there has been limited data on the infection rate and evolution of the COVID – 19 virus in expectant women. This means that healthcare practitioners are limited in their ability to make recommendations on how to handle a pregnant lady infected with coronavirus. The last time that the profession has had to address […]

Importance of Self Isolation – Covid-19

Since the discovery of the novel “COVID – 19” coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China in December of 2019, the disease has progressively spread to various parts of the globe with varying effects. Different national governments have taken measures to curb the spread and limit potential deaths among the most vulnerable members of their […]

Advice for Symptoms control and Prevention – COVID-19

There is currently no specific approved treatment or vaccine for the corona virus. Treatment should be focused around symptom relief, so we advise the following: Paracetamol for high temperature, aches and pains Over the counter cough medicines or natural remedies such as honey and lemon or salt-water for gargling. Honey acts as cough suppressant. Mix […]

Novel Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions

Novel Coronavirus / COVID – 19 Basics Q: What is Novel Coronavirus / COVID – 19? A: Novel Coronavirus / COVID – 19 is a type of virus that was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December 2019 and has since spread among human beings to various countries across the world. The virus is related […]

The Benefits of Hand-washing in Staying Healthy

Everyone is concerned about staying healthy following the announcement by the Kenya Ministry of Health regarding the first confirmed coronavirus case in the country. Across the globe, public health experts agree that one of the best things we all can do to prevent the transmission of any illness is to practice good hand hygiene. “Wash […]

What You Can Do In The Face of Corona Panic

It seems like the whole of Kenya is talking about coronavirus (COVID-19). Everybody on social media is an expert, the internet is a blaze with articles and information, supermarkets have long queues, your parents are sending your forwards on WhatsApp and it’s all your co-workers are talking about (if you’re still working in the office and […]

COVID- 19 : Understanding Quarantine in a Pandemic

What does self – quarantine mean? Governments use quarantines to stop the spread of contagious diseases. Quarantines are for people or groups who don’t have symptoms but were exposed to the sickness. A quarantine keeps them away from others so they don’t unknowingly infect anyone. What happens when you are self – quarantined? While not […]

Diabetic Nephropathy

If you have diabetes, your blood glucose, or blood sugar levels are too high. Over time, this can damage your kidneys. Your kidneys clean your blood. If they are damaged, waste and fluids build up in your blood instead of leaving your body. Kidney damage from diabetes is called diabetic nephropathy. It begins long before […]