Did you know that diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the world?
Over the past three decades, the occurrence of diabetes has risen dramatically in all countries of all income levels. The prevalence of diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa is rapidly rising. This rise is due to ageing populations and lifestyle changes – including unhealthy diets and lack of physical activity.
What Is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects your body’s ability to produce insulin, the hormone that unlocks the body’s cells, allowing it to turn food into energy. If you have diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use the insulin it makes as well as it should.
There are two kinds of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2.
Type 1 diabetes occurs when your immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in your pancreas. This form of diabetes is, sadly, something that usually develops in children or young adults and is the more aggressive of the two types.
Type 2 diabetes is more common than Type 1. It occurs when there is an irregularity in insulin production in your body. It is more common for people over 35 to get this type of diabetes, but many younger cases have also been reported.
Diabetes on the African Continent
- 24 million adults (20-79) lived with diabetes in the IDF Africa Region in 2021. This figure is estimated to increase to 33 million by 2030 and 55 million by 2045.
- 52 million adults (20-79) in the IDF Africa Region have Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) which places them at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
- This figure is estimated to reach 71 million by 2030 and 117 million by 2045.
- 13 million adults living with diabetes in the IDF Africa Region are undiagnosed – 54% of the total number of adults with diabetes in the region.
- 1 in 8 live births in the IDF Africa Region is affected by hyperglycaemia in pregnancy.
(Source: IDF Diabetes Atlas)
What Can I Do to Reduce the Risk of Diabetes?
Lifestyle changes can prevent or at least delay type 2 diabetes. To reduce your risk of diabetes, you can make the following lifestyle changes,
- Eating fewer high-fat and high-calorie foods
- Losing body weight (if overweight)
- Increased physical activity (Exercising at least three times a week)
Euracare: Addressing Prostate Cancer in Africa.
Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that begins in the prostate gland cells and is found only in males.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. Many prostate cancers grow slowly and are confined to the prostate gland, where they may not cause serious harm. This means that many people with prostate cancer do not show any symptoms until the cancer is in its late stages.
More advanced prostate cancer may cause signs and symptoms such as:
- Trouble urinating
- Decreased force in the stream of urine
- Blood in the urine
- Blood in the semen
- Bone pain
- Losing weight without trying
- Erectile dysfunction
At Euracare, we are committed to helping reduce the prevalence of prostate cancer in the African continent. By leveraging our state-of-the-art facilities and world-class specialists, we aim to fight the prevalence of prostate cancer in Africa.
To join the fight against prostate cancer, book your prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test today and get your results in just 2 hours.
To help address the prevalence of prostate cancer in the African continent, Euracare Ghana and Euracare Nigeria are offering you the opportunity to check the health of your prostate for only GHS150 and N23,650, respectively. These offers are only available from 1 November to 31 December. To book your appointment, call or email:
Claim your free GP consultation today! Our experts are here to help you get ahead of your health.
Euracare Nigeria is offering you a chance to receive free registration and a free GP consultation between 1 November and 30 November.
How do I qualify for this offer?
- You must be a resident of Victoria Island or Oniru.
- You must not have registered with Euracare before or be a registered patient that has not accessed care at Euracare for the past year.
What are the benefits of visiting a GP?
- They help maintain your overall well-being and improve your quality of life.
- You will receive an expert diagnosis and understand how to treat your health conditions.
- You may get an early diagnosis of an underlying illness which can improve your chances of a successful recovery.
- They will help you effectively manage your chronic conditions.
To register and claim this offer all you have to do is:
Call: +234 (0)700 3872 2273
WhatsApp: +234 (0)90 5444 4494
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Everything we do is driven by our commitment to revolutionising healthcare on the African continent. Our state-of-the-art facilities and experienced staff are dedicated to ensuring you receive the highest level of care possible. We offer various medical services, from full cardiac screenings to comprehensive breast cancer screening packages.
How to Keep Your Heart Healthy
When it comes to heart health, it’s important to be proactive. Many people wait until they experience symptoms of heart disease before getting screened, but by then, it may be too late.
A full cardiac screening can provide peace of mind and help you catch any potential problems early. This simple test can give you peace of mind by checking for any potential problems with your heart and blood vessels. The screening usually only takes a few minutes and is painless.
If you’re over 40 or have other risk factors for heart disease, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor about getting a cardiac screening. It is one of the best ways to prevent heart disease. Don’t wait until it’s too late to take care of your heart. Get a full cardiac screening at Euracare Ghana today.
To make an appointment, call 0500 809 024 or email email@example.com.
How Breast Cancer Screenings Can Save Your Life
Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women. The good news is that breast cancer is highly treatable when caught early. That’s why it’s so important to get screened regularly.
Euracare Ghana is offering a breast cancer screening package between 1 October and 30 November. To book an appointment, call: 030 273 9390
There are several ways to screen for breast cancer, including mammograms, breast ultrasounds, and self-breast exams. At Euracare, we offer two main breast cancer screenings:
A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast. Doctors use a mammogram to look for early signs of breast cancer.
Mammograms are an important tool in the early detection of breast cancer. They can often find tumours that are too small to feel, and they can also help identify breast changes that may be early signs of cancer.
If you’re over 40 or have a family history of breast cancer, make an appointment for a mammogram today. It could be the best decision you ever make.
Euracare Nigeria is offering mammograms for just N30,000 until 30 November. To make an appointment, call or WhatsApp us at +23490 8831 4660
A breast ultrasound is a safe and non-invasive test that can help to identify small tumours that may not be detectable through a mammogram. Ultrasound is particularly effective in younger women, as their breast tissue is typically denser and more difficult to image with x-rays.
If you are concerned about your risk of breast cancer, we can help.
Euracare Nigeria is offering ultrasound screenings for just N22,500 until 30 November. To make an appointment, call or WhatsApp us at +23490 8831 4660
Screening for breast cancer can save your life. Get an ultrasound screening today.
A Hospital in Your Home
When it comes to your health, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution. That’s why Euracare Hospital and Wellness Centre offers a variety of at-home services, so you can receive the care and treatment that’s right for you in the comfort of your own home. Our at-home services include:
- Laboratory Services
- EMS Pulse
- Medical Services
If you’re looking for convenience, comfort, and expert care, look no further than Euracare Hospital and Wellness Centre.
At Euracare, we believe that every patient deserves world-class care. We offer a wide range of services and treatments that are designed to meet the unique needs of each individual who comes to us for help.
If you are looking for quality care, book an appointment with us today. We look forward to meeting you and giving you the best possible care.
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Nigeria: +234 700 3872 2273
Ghana: +233 500 809 024
What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there’s no better time to learn about the disease, its symptoms, and how to prevent it.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, and though survival rates have improved in recent years, it’s still a leading cause of cancer death in women.
Anyone can get breast cancer, but certain risk factors make some women more likely to develop the disease. These include:
- Increasing age
- A family history of breast cancer
- Dense breasts
- Personal history of certain forms of cancer
Luckily, you can take steps to reduce your risk of developing breast cancer. These include:
- Staying at a healthy weight
- Exercising regularly
- Limiting alcohol consumption
- Not smoking
- Undergoing regular screenings
“There can be life after breast cancer. The prerequisite is early detection.” – Ann Jillian.
Breast cancer awareness is important because it can save lives. The earlier the disease is detected, the better the chances of successful treatment. So make sure to talk to your doctor about your risk factors and get screened regularly.
Early detection is key when it comes to treating breast cancer successfully. There are two main types of screenings:
- Mammography: An x-ray exam of the breasts can detect tumours that cannot be felt during a CBE. It is recommended that women age 40 and over get a mammogram every one to two years.
- Clinical breast exams (CBEs): Clinical breast exams are physical exams performed by healthcare professionals that look for changes in the breasts that may be signs of cancer.
Though great strides have been made in early detection and treatment options, breast cancer remains the most common tumour diagnosed in females globally (with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancers).
While breast cancer awareness is incredibly important, it’s not just something we should think about during October – it’s something we should be aware of all year round!
Earlier this year, Euracare Dialysis Centre proudly partnered with Maud Lokko Breast Cancer Foundation at Lekam Hospital to offer free breast screening to 266 patients onsite. Through early detection, people can receive more treatment options and have a better chance of survival.
Euracare offers world-class interventional oncology services. We provide management and services for many types of oncological conditions. To learn more about our specialist services, visit www.euracarehealth.com.
Nigeria: +234 700 3872 2273
Ghana: +233 500 809 024