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Neck pain: When you should be concerned

“John, you have been complaining about this neck pain for months,” Phillip noted. “I think it's about time you went to see your doctor, this might be more than just pain,” he added. Neck pain is one of the most common symptoms people experience. At work, at school, or while we play, we turn the neck from side to side, up and down, all day, every day, and so it is not rare

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Diabetes and your immune system

Diabetes mellitus has far-reaching effects on the body. Known as a silent killer, diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases and one of the leading causes of death. Diabetes affects not only the eyes, heart, kidney, and brain, but also the immune system, the body’s defence against infections. Left untreated, diabetes weakens the immune system, making an individual vulnerable

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Hypothyroidism: Underactive thyroid function

“I have not been doing so well, Joe,” Tinuke said. “I have been feeling really tired lately, feeling cold when others are not, and to make things scarier, my hair has started falling off,” she added. What is hypothyroidism? The thyroid gland is a small organ located in the upper part of the neck, just above the Adam’s apple. The gland produces thyroid hormones,

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