Dr. Joseph Kamugisha

health@newtimes.co.rw

Seek measures to improve your digestion and overall health

Joseph Kamugisha Every human being can fall sick usually due to various illnesses. But one of the tangent measures to overcome illnesses is to ensure a healthy gastro-intestinal tract through proper feeding. It is worth understanding that proper overall health of every living animal is...

Monday, December 15, 2014, 12:00 AM

Dehydration makes flu sufferers weaker

Dr Joseph Kamugisha People with influenza or cold tend to present with signs of dehydration. Sometimes there could be no signs of water loss from the body of an individual with flu such as running nose, high temperature and sweats but you still expect other internal factors that could...

Monday, December 8, 2014, 12:00 AM

Control hypertension or risk multiple organ failure

Hypertension or chronic high blood pressure is a common illness in our society. It is largely a lifestyle disease and commonly associated with emotional stress. People with high blood pressure present with persistent systolic pressure above 140mm Hg and diastolic pressures above 90mmHg....

Monday, December 1, 2014, 12:00 AM

Ebola control needs stringent measures

Dr Joseph Kamugisha The whole world is currently concerned about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus that has claimed hundreds of lives in western Africa and other parts of the world. In East Africa there have been some cases of Ebola in Uganda and Sudan,  and a few with suspicious cases...

Monday, November 24, 2014, 12:00 AM

Cough is common upper respiratory complaint

Dr Joseph Kamugisha There are many circulating irritants in the air atmosphere that easily access the respiratory chambers of the body and prompt people to cough or try to force out or prevent the entry of foreign materials into the lung cavity. Cough can be caused by an irritation or allergy...

Monday, November 17, 2014, 12:00 AM

Genetic predisposition is the commonest risk factor for breast cancer development

Dr Joseph Kamugisha I usually meet relatives for some of my patients and frequently asked questions about the of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in the country with the highest genetic predisposition. Based on available information, there is proven evidence that...

Monday, November 10, 2014, 12:00 AM

When legs swell without any underlying illness

Dr Joseph Kamugisha Swelling of the lower limbs (edema) is a common clinical complaint in our daily practice. Many people suffer problems of inexplicable swelling of legs with no history of illness. This could be an indication of circulation problem. One should know how you can improve your...

Monday, November 3, 2014, 12:00 AM

Balanced diet can help improve immune system

Dr Joseph Kamugisha Feeding is an absolute essential of life and highly implicated in every kind of health management. In my previous editions, have always highlighted the importance of immune system and how it can be strengthened simply to answer some of the questions like why people fall...

Monday, October 27, 2014, 12:00 AM

Bayern show early signs of Champions League dominance

Dr Joseph Kamugisha Former champions Bayern Munich have resurrected their high scoring profile in the lucrative UEFA Champion’s league competition after Tuesday’s 7-1 victory over AS Roma at the Olympic stadium in Italy. Bayern hold a very good record in champions’ league and have won the...

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:00 AM

Is excessive sweating a concern in society?

Dr Joseph Kamugisha Excessive sweating is scientifically termed as hyperhidrosis. A few years ago I had a friend who moved around with the sweat that literally dripped off her hands. He told me that even his father and grandfather had problems with excessive sweat under armpits and palms. He...

Monday, October 20, 2014, 12:00 AM

The tricky linkage between stress and immune depression

Evolution of modern medicine has led to the exclusion of skepticism between stress and physical health of our body system. Research done by scientists closely appreciates the relationship between the mind of an individual and the body health status. There are common diseases in our society that...

Monday, October 13, 2014, 12:00 AM

Vitamins and minerals can help improve your immunity

Dr Joseph Kamugisha The immune system of an individual does a remarkable job to defend our body against microorganisms that infect or attack our bodies and cause diseases or infections. Germs and viruses invade our bodies and make us sick. We therefore need lifestyle changes to adopt and...

Monday, October 6, 2014, 12:00 AM

Man City face likely early Champions League exit

Dr Joseph Kamugisha REIGNING ENGLISH Premier League champions Manchester City are on the verge of an early exit from Uefa Champions League, following a defeat and draw in the opening group games against Bayern Munich and AS Roma. City has struggled to succeed in this competition for five...

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 12:00 AM

Constant use of birth control pills raises risk of breast cancer

Dr Joseph Kamugisha Breast cancer is one of the most prevalent diseases in our society. It is therefore a big concern to the physicians involved and the community at large. It is important to mention that challenges and impact of breast cancer diseases have not only been felt in our societies...

Monday, September 29, 2014, 12:00 AM

Chelsea are early Premier League title favourites

Dr Joseph Kamugisha The Premier League is only one month old and with only five matches played, Chelsea already carry favorite’s tag to win the title come May 2015. There has been massive deviation from pre-season football predictor’s as Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho seems to be the most consistent...

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 12:00 AM

Risk of diabetes type 2 higher when your lifestyle is wanting

Dr Joseph Kamugisha Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are persistently above normal. People with diabetes usually have problems to convert food nutrients into energy for whole body use. After a meal, food is broken down into glucose sugar that is carried by the blood to...

Monday, September 22, 2014, 12:00 AM

Local companies can raise standards of Rwandan football

Dr Joseph Kamugisha Recently, the Minister of Sports and Culture Joseph Habineza visited Kimisagara Youth Sports Centre where he officiated at an event at which Hotel Milles des Collines offered support towards youth football. Hotel des Milles Collines, whose management was recently taken...

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 12:00 AM

Doctor's corner : Why Extra-pulmonary TB is a tricky health condition

Extra-pulmonary tuberculosis refers to the tuberculosis infection that occurs outside lungs. Its tricky appearance, like any other chronic illness, makes it difficult to diagnose. It can easily be confused with other non-respiratory diseases. Unlike pulmonary tuberculosis, extra-pulmonary TB can...

Monday, September 15, 2014, 12:00 AM

Why steroids are crucial in cancer management

Steroids or corticosteroids are potent chemical substances that can reduce swelling and inflammation in various parts of the body and quickly. They are closely related to natural body hormone cortisol, produced on the cortex of the adrenal glands. Dr Joseph Kamugisha Corticosteroids can...

Monday, September 8, 2014, 12:00 AM

IN MY VIEW : Louis Van Gaal is a coward

Dr Joseph Kamugisha Louis Van Gaal is no doubt one of the most experienced coaches in Europe and in the world. He has not won many trophies as compared to Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, and the German coach Otmar Hitsfield among a host of top coaches in Europe but he is known for his...

Saturday, September 6, 2014, 12:00 AM