BRAIN DEATH AND CLINICAL DEATH: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Brain and Clinical deaths are terms used together only in clinical settings. Outside of medical facilities, an individual can be pronounced dead when the person has ceased from breathing and the pulses are no longer palpable. Two necessary criteria for life sustenance are blood circulation and breathing. Life ceases when

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ASTHMA

Asthma may have no curative measures, but it’s symptoms can be managed. If you have asthma or know someone who has asthma, it is important to know the cause as well as the triggers in order to avoid symptoms exacerbations. Asthma is characterized by narrowing of the airways, inflammation of

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HYPERTENSION: THE SILENT KILLER

Let’s get the facts straight. High blood pressure (also known as hypertension), is a silent killer. Below, we provide responses to some frequently asked questions about high blood pressure. What is hypertension? Hypertension is a condition necessitated by high blood pressure. It’s a disorder that makes blood forcefully flows through the

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HOW VITAL ARE YOUR VITAL SIGNS?

When it comes to important treatment procedures and life-saving measures, vital signs are critical components. Vital signs include body temperature, pulse, respiratory rate, blood pressure and when needed, blood oxygen saturation is included. Vital signs are the first set of health indicator. They identify acute medical problems, marks chronic health

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“NOT TO BE TAKEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH”

Some medication comes with special discharge instructions such as “do not take on an empty stomach.” This simply means the medication should be taken with food. Some other medications come with the contrary directions: to be taken hours before or after meals. Most of the time, we are not told

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