Travelling During Pregnancy

Generally speaking, travelling, including air travel during pregnancy is considered safe, as long as you have a healthy, uncomplicated pregnancy. It is however still best to consult your health care provider if you intend to travel by air or make ...

Pregnancy: The First Trimester

Congratulations! You are pregnant. Alhamdulillah. Pregnancy can be one of the most joyous periods in your life, Masha Allah. Yet the accompanying hormonal, chemical and physical changes can equally make it one of the most overwhelming. Knowing what physical and emotional changes ...

Pre-Marital Health

All too often, when we think of marriage or wedding plans, what comes to mind is the spiritual preparation to be a wife and mother or the physical preparation for the walima. As the date nears, checking one’s health status ...

Childhood Immunisations: MMR

There has been a lot of discussions on the benefits and harm of childhood vaccinations. Controversy was stirred especially after claims of links between Measles,Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR) and autism. This is a flawed study, and the Pediatrician has been ...

Hypertension

Blood pressure is determined by combination of 2 factors: -how forcefully the heart pumps blood around the body -how narrowed or relaxed the arteries are. Our heart is designed as a pump to force blood through our body.Blood is pumped from the heart, ...

Diabetes-Are You At Risk?

DIABETES November 14th was WORLD DIABETES DAY.  What is diabetes: Its having higher level of glucose in your blood than your body can handle. But its not a simple case of eating too much sugar. Glucose is our main source of energy. We ...

Hajj Awareness 2

Alhamdullilah.So you have arrived safely in Mekkah and done the Umrah.You are now preparing yourself for the Hajj rituals,the overnight at Arafah, the stoning of the devil in Mina  and other practicalities. How do you maintain your health amidst the 3 ...