A condition of the red blood cells (RBCs) called sickle cell disease (SCD) is inherited. Misshapen RBCs are a consequence of a genetic mutation. The crescent-shaped RBCs, which resemble a sickle-shaped farm implement, are the source of the SCD moniker. RBCs are often shaped like discs. Your body’s organs and tissues receive oxygen through RBCs.… Read More »How to Deal with a Sickle Cell Crisis
By; Mara Sampson The chaos of life brings forth a whirlwind of emotions; a series of pits and peaks as we navigate the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, celebrate the highs and hold on tight through the lows. These fluctuating emotions are all part of being human…but if you’re feeling overwhelmed, this is… Read More »From Stress to Bliss: How to Harness the Power of Endorphins for Better Sex and Health
By: Mara Sampson Women’s bodies go through an ongoing cycle of hormones that kick off when you hit puberty and carry on until after you go through menopause. It’s the most natural process in the world. Yet, far too often, it’s not spoken about, and young women are left wondering what’s normal and what isn’t. Let’s… Read More »The Hormonal Dance: Exploring the Monthly Changes in Your Body
By; Dupe Kuku Nurse Igwe was clocking out when Thomas strode in with his human bundle. He had noticed Claire’s head lolling and walked slower; wanting the rhythm of his strides to lull her to sleep. She had not stirred since, and he was proud of it. “Can’t she walk?” “Sssh. She’s asleep” Nurse Igwe’s… Read More »Finding Claire Ep.2 – Old Wives
By: Mara Sampson Premenstrual Syndrome, commonly referred to as PMS (and sometimes incorrectly as premenstrual symptoms), is something that almost every girl and woman experiences at some point. It usually starts a few days before your period begins and eases off two to three days after your period has begun. PMS is characterized by mood… Read More »PMS & Constipation: How They’re Connected and How to Relieve Them.
By: Dupe Kuku “Tolotolo! Lenge lenge! Legginus Oluwaclaire!” A chorus of chuckles followed. The Menace was a beloved nuisance. Irreverent and witty, the triad jested about everyone who walked past. And that was a lot of people. Situated right next to the toilet and just before the block of science laboratories, SS3 Technical was an… Read More »Finding Claire Ep. 1 – Throwback
The genitals are not only one of the most sensitive parts of the human body. They also have a tendency to be the home to some infections if not kept clean. Giving it the care it deserves is beneficial to men and women but it begs the obvious question- how? What exactly is the correct way to clean your genitals? This Part 1 is for men, Part 2 is for women and will be posted shortly, so let’s get started!!!
The female genitals are not only one of the most sensitive parts of the human body. They also have a tendency to be the home to some infections if not kept clean. Giving it the care it deserves is beneficial to men and women but it begs the obvious question- how? What exactly is the correct way to clean your genitals, especially your vagina? Did you miss Part 1 for men…? well here’s part 2 for the ladies…
Do you think of the menstrual cycle as this unending bloody series with seasons 1 to 50+? then think of ovulation period as the most important action hero in your menstrual cycle (series). If you were to stop, delay, or postpone a woman’s ovulation date, the date of the next menstrual cycle will automatically change.
Some people’s periods come on schedule each month. Others may find theirs to be irregular and erratic and for some, they sometimes don’t happen at all! If your mensuration is delayed or totally absent, you just may not actually be pregnant. Read on to find out why your monthly visitor may be delayed or missing.