Ferritin – Everything You Need to Know

Why Does My Doctor Test My Ferritin Level? (What is ferritin, anyway?) Ferritin is simply a protein that stores extra iron in your body. To understand why your doctor does a blood test to check your ferritin level, you must first understand why you need iron. Ok, Then, Why Do I Need Iron? Iron’s main job is to form hemoglobin. Hemoglobin, which is in every red blood cell, carries oxygen…

5 Ways To Fight Osteoporosis And Maintain Good Bone Health

A disease that mostly hits the aging and elderly, osteoporosis occurs when the amount of calcium in bones depletes faster than it can be replaced – causing a decrease in bone mass and density, thus increasing the risk of fractures. While old age might seem far away for some of us, it’s important to develop healthy bones when you are young. Bone mass only increases until around age 30, at which…

Living with Breast Cancer: 3 survivors tell their stories

Living with Breast Cancer: 3 survivors tell their stories and give their best advice to live better while battling the disease Every person is different, so is every story. On the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Halza met with 3 survivors, to learn more about their personal journey – from diagnosis to recovery – and asked their tips on how to better cope with it.  Meet Philippa,…

Cervical Cancer: All You Need to Know and What You Can Do to Prevent It

Know about the causes, symptoms, management, and prevention Cervical cancer occurs in the cells of the cervix - the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina - when healthy cells acquire a mutation that results in development and subsequent multiplication of abnormal cells. In the early stages, the cancer cells grow from the surface into deeper tissues of the cervix, eventually…