Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Watifhealth....a boon for us all

Ever since the advent of internet, we have been flooded with innumerable write ups on medical issues together with tips for their prevention and cure. There is no dearth of information but watifhealth is refreshingly different. Apart from offering valuable insights into non communicable diseases, this website has launched an application which analyses the possible risk ratio of developing problems like diabetes, hypertension, kidney diseases etc.
How can an application analyse the likelihood of disease developing in a person? Yes,its because this has been scientifically evolved with an extensive data base which over a period of time analyses the inputs given by the app user. Aren't we all aware that NCD are essentially lifestyle diseases ? Any programme which strikes at the level of primary care is bound to get the best results. It can be said that the watifhealth app is an attempt to re-engineer primary health care.

What is primary health care? Primary or primordial prevention is the care given to people before the disease has taken roots in their system meaning that intervention at this stage can abort  signs and symptoms of problems before they are full blown. Watifhealth app is designed to achieve this result.
Having said that, the most logical question would be..if the disease process has already begun then would this app be of any use? Definitely. Let's take the example of hypertension and diabetes. We feed the height, weight, blood parameters, BP reading, blood sugar level etc in the app and in a graphic format we get a detailed analysis of our state of health. There will be authentic medical advice from a dedicated team of doctors regarding the drugs to be taken and need of further lab tests if they deem it necessary for further insight. If the analysis says that some lifestyle modifications would stem the progress of the disease then the person just has to follow that advice. The app will keep  track of his blood parameters and monitor the progress. Conversely, in the case of a hypertensive or diabetic patient, the app will store the prescription, lab reports and even remind the patient about his doctor appointments. It will act like an alarm clock so that no medicine is missed, no appointment is forgotten and no paper is misplaced.
We may ask if an app is qualified to make an authentic analysis? Sure it is. There is a department which keeps a check on its services and makes it foolproof to deliver the best possible results. The conclusion drawn by the app is based on a plethora of data which have been collected from a variety of cases and studied over a period of time. There is no hurry in coming to the conclusion. Life is precious and this app recognises the implication of its results.
Many people are averse to the standard drug regimens and look for alternative forms of therapy. Believe it or not, this app has been designed even for those people who prefer alternative medicine and a non traditional approach to disease management. Thus it caters to a wide audience who are willing to take just one step to circumvent any negative habit or lifestyle problem which may affect them adversely. Definitely an app to watch for and use to enhance the quality of life.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Hypertension! Major challenge of modern living

High blood pressure or hypertension is one of the major challenge of modern living which manifests itself in a variety of ways. It may be a side effect of other systemic diseases or may be brought on oneself by the tensions and pressures of life.
What is hypertension and why is it important to be aware of its symptoms? Hypertension has an arbitrary definition  which is  based on levels of blood pressure which are  specific for different age groups. It means that a certain range of blood pressure reading may be normal for a higher age group and at the same time be alarming for the young ones. What is important is that after the age of 30 years all individuals should get their blood pressure checked at regular intervals. This is imperative to keep a check on major fluctuations which may become a threat in times of stress or otherwise and also to be aware of any impending health risk.

Exercise, anxiety, unfamiliar surroundings, work pressure may all lead to a transient increase in blood pressure. In such cases measurement should be made repeatedly in relaxed conditions for proper assessment of the person's actual condition. It is important to remember that for transient rise in blood pressure, medicines may not be administered but they are potential candidates of hypertension who should be closely monitored for warning signs and symptoms.
It is frequently asked if hypertension runs in families. In the majority of patients with hypertension, no underlying mechanism may be found to be responsible for the high blood pressure. These cases are called 'Essential hypertensives'. This condition is familial. In 70% of these cases another member of the family is found to be affected. Hence the role of genes cannot be denied in the development of this health problem.  Some races also are more susceptible to this disease. American blacks and the Japanese tend to have a higher incidence of essential hypertension. It is commoner where there is a higher intake of salt.
What symptoms should make us wary of developing this disease? There are no specific symptoms attributable to hypertension. It may be detected during routine examination or because of one of its complications. Headache and palpitations are some of the frequently encountered symptoms. Chronic backache, prolonged fever and breathlessness may also be clues to this disease.  It is also closely associated with obesity, smoking and high levels of cholesterol.

Can hypertension be prevented from developing? Though genetic factors are beyond our control, there are some steps which could be taken to prevent this disease or at least to lessen its intensity. Diet modification is extremely important. Table salt and foods with high sodium intake are an absolute no. Excessive alcohol consumption is detrimental for blood pressure and should only be taken in moderation. Alcohol, obesity and hypertension go hand in hand and should be tackled vigorously.
Life style modification remains the mainstay of treatment. Regular exercise, healthy diet, relaxation techniques can go a long way in keeping this problem under control. Once a person becomes hypertensive, he should be under close supervision of a physician who may titrate the dose as per the requirement and response of the patient to the medicines. It is inadvisable to discontinue the medicines without thorough medical check up. No age is immune hence we should be careful right from the beginning.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Programmatic Need of Managing Diabetes in Employed People

Are you working and suffering from diabetes? Then you could be like millions of other working individuals who are either neglecting their disease or having difficulty in managing this lifestyle disorder. If not managed properly diabetes could cripple your lifestyle and become a heavy burden on your pocket. Moreover, the hoard of associated diseases can literally bring you down and play a damper in your life. So, managing diabetes should be a top priority with you.
It has been noted that while diabetes is a world problem, the working people are the greatest sufferers as they have difficulty in managing the disease and integrating diabetes management with professional and private issues. Money is also a problem as managing diabetes could be a costly affair. Yet, by effectively managing this lifestyle disorder you can have your life back and enjoy all the perks associated with it.

In America, the employment and health cost of diabetes is immense. A 2007 study showed that diabetes costs more than $174 billion dollars to the country. While most of the money is spent in medical related expenses, there is also considerable labor loss due to lower level of productivity, reduced work capacity, augmented work absenteeism, joblessness due to disease related  disability and even premature death.

Diabetes is not a threat as long as it is effectively managed. Some people find diabetes as a wakeup call that alerts them to the bad choices present in their lives. Hence, diabetes forces them to prioritize health requirements and make some positive changes in their lives. These people adopt a positive attitude and view management of diabetes as a personal obligation. Thus, they develop proactive thinking to combat with this disorder.
As a working individual you must plan for all your meals in advance. The meals should include in-between healthy snacks because fasting also triggers the production of blood sugar. You should try to eliminate carbohydrate and sweet from your diet and stick to fiber rich healthy foods which are smaller in quantities. You should be regular with your blood sugar tests and pressure tests as diabetes often gives way to other forms of complications. You should also focus on managing blood sugar fluctuation.
Some people also experience emotional stress due to diabetes. Negative emotional effects like irritability, anger, stress, depression, denial and fear come associated with diabetes. Hence, counseling is also recommended for persons diagnosed with blood sugar disorder. In fact, emotional stress and diabetes are linked to one another. So, while emotional stress increases the likelihood of developing diabetes, getting diabetes also induces emotional stress which again has an adverse effect on the person’s blood sugar level. So, a counselor’s visit is recommended when newly diagnosed with blood sugar to keep the blood sugar level under control. Few people also experience psychological barriers towards their diabetes disorder and they refuse to acknowledge their disease or the symptoms of the disease. This could put a barrier to their disease management. For this you could find help in diabetes support groups. Here you could learn secrets from other diabetic sufferers to augment motivation and will power to manage their disorder. The diabetes complications, comorbidities and side effects of medications, could cause a setback in diabetes management. Here you can benefit by joining special exercise classes that would keep your disability or problem in mind. 

There was also the limitation of time since due to work and family responsibility people did not find adequate time to deal with their problem and take time to exercise. Moreover, there is always a queue at doctor’s place. Here, prepared diabetes meal would be helpful for busy individuals to combat with the disease along with healthful, affordable convenience foods.

So, make health your first priority and take time to manage diabetes. A healthy body would be more effective in looking after work and family responsibilities.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

What Is High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, means the pressure in your arteries is higher than it should be.

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood.

If this pressure remains consistently high, it can cause many complications in the body.

Left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to health problems such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and more.
What Is Considered High Blood Pressure?

If your doctor consistently reads your blood pressure as 140/90 mmHg (millimeters of mercury) or higher, you will most likely be diagnosed with high blood pressure.

Hypertension is a very common condition, in both developing countries and industrialized nations.

In fact, according to the American Heart Association, more than 76 million Americans over age 20 — or 1 in 3 adults — have high blood pressure.

Risk Factors

The following can increase your chances for developing high blood pressure:

Older age: The risk of high blood pressure increases as you age.

High blood pressure is more common in men who are 45 years of age and older, while women are more likely to develop the condition after age 65.

Race: High blood pressure is more common in African-American adults than in Caucasian or Hispanic-American adults.

African-Americans tend to develop hypertension earlier in life and often experience more severe cases that lead to serious complications, such as stroke, heart attack, and kidney failure.

Family history: Having a family history of high blood pressure can also increase your risk, as the condition tends to run in families.

Being overweight: The more you weigh, the more blood you need to supply oxygen and nutrients to your tissues.

As the volume of blood circulated through your blood vessels increases, so does the pressure on your artery walls.

Obesity — especially abdominal obesity — also increases stiffness in arteries, which increases blood pressure.

Sedentary lifestyle: Being inactive is often linked to factors that can increase your heart rate, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes.

And the higher your heart rate is, the harder your heart has to work.

Tobacco use: When you smoke or chew tobacco, your blood pressure rises temporarily.

Moreover, chemicals in tobacco can damage the lining of your artery walls, which can cause your arteries to narrow, increasing your blood pressure.

Being exposed to secondhand smoke also can increase your blood pressure.

Dietary choices: What you choose to eat (and not to eat) can increase your risk for hypertension, including the following:

    Too much salt (sodium) can cause your body to retain fluid, which increases blood pressure.
    Since potassium helps balance the amount of sodium in your cells, not getting enough potassium can lead to too much sodium in your blood.
    While studies are limited, vitamin D may affect an enzyme produced by your kidneys that affects your blood pressure, so having too little could be harmful.

Alcohol consumption: Drinking more than two drinks a day for men and more than one drink a day for women may affect your blood pressure.

Stress: Being under intense stress can lead to a temporary increase in blood pressure.

Moreover, if you try to cope with stress by overeating, using tobacco, or drinking alcohol, all these can contribute to your high blood pressure.

Chronic conditions: Having kidney disease, sleep apnea, or diabetes can affect blood pressure.

Pregnancy: Being pregnant can cause an increase in blood pressure.

Birth control: Women who take birth control pills are at greater risk of developing high blood pressure.
Children and High Blood Pressure

While most common in adults, hypertension is becoming more common in children and teens.

Kidney or heart problems can cause high blood pressure in kids, but so can lifestyle habits, such as poor diet, obesity, and not exercising.

Children who are African-American and Mexican-American are more likely to have high blood pressure than Caucasian children.

Moreover, boys are at higher risk than girls.

If left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to the following:

    Heart attack, angina, or both
    Heart failure
    Kidney failure
    Peripheral arterial disease
    Retinal problems (retinopathy)

Monday, 16 November 2015

Are you or your loved one suffering from diabetes ?

Are you or your loved one suffering from diabetes ?

Watif Health is launching intellectual Mobile App that helps to manage your  Health. 

You can help to save someones’ life.  Learn more about this innovation at watifhealth.com.
It manages your treatment, insulin & calories. Monitors your physical activity, diet, medications which affect your blood glucose level. The app understands the cause of your abnormal glucose level. Suggests best ways to keep in under control.  Reminds you of the next blood glucose test and insulin intake.

It also handles, hypertension, dyslipidemia, Chronic kidney disease, Heart disease and various other functionality like consulting a doctor, maintaining medical history which includes prescriptions, images & reports.

Watif Health is a global health service dedicated to helping people improve their health, wellbeing, and sense of security.

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death globally. The four main NCDs are cardiovascular diseases, Hypertension, Diabetes, Cancer and Chronic respiratory diseases. The burden of these diseases is rising disproportionately among lower income countries and populations.
As recorded by the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2008, nearly 80% of NCD deaths — 29 million, occurred in low- and middle-income countries. In 2012 they caused 68% of all deaths (38 million) up from 60% in 2000, about half were under age 70 and half were women. The World Health Assembly in May 2012 set a global target to reduce deaths from NCDs for people under 70 years of age to 25% by 2025.


  • Our Mission is to provide the healthcare industry with innovative Smart ICT solutions that address global health challenges posed by epidemics such as Non-Communicable Diseases.
  • To Deliver evidence based, meaningful use and patient centered health ICT solutions that eliminate variation of care . To deliver smart ICT solutions that are reproducible and scalable.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Watif Health App Ranked 1st in US and Within top 10 in other counries

Just imagine, a doctor knocks your door in the morning for a daily check up, makes the laboratory tests and report you at same time, provides a daily report of your health, estimates the risk of getting affected from some severe chronic diseases like,  Diabetes, hypertension Obesity, BMI, Cardio vascular disease, Heart attack, etc. Well, this imagination has become a reality now, with the innovation of a health expert app "Wat if? ". It is a health application that plays a role of a Medic and assures you a healthy life. 

Wat If? is a health application launched on 15th October, 2015 and immediately after the launch of application we came across with great number of users. It is a health application, works like calculator. It calculates the risk assessment, Helps you save EMR, Medical images & prescriptions. It has answer to major diseases such as, Diabetes, hypertension Obesity, BMI, Cardio vascular disease, Heart attack etc

Wat if? is a user friendly application. I can say most trusted application with some extraordinary features which helps you to deal with a disease and get rid of it at an early stage. It has been adapted by users in several countries including, US, UK, AUS, Canada, New Zealand, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Ireland, and Italy. This application has great feedback from the users and its results are magnificent. Just checkout their official website www.watifhealth.com to know more about this amazing app. You can download this application on your android phones as well. If you are not an android users simply Log-in to their website and you can also follow them on facebook. Guys, You can help your parents to use this app too.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Watif Health is the latest advancement of medical technology

Innovation now dawns in realm of healthcare. A health management app is underway to establish its mark in the history of the medical world.  Introducing the Watif Health App. Watif Health App revolutionizes our smartphones to be our outstanding health-care tool.
Watif Health is the latest advancement of medical technology that brings scientific medical knowledge and health care at your fingertips.

It offers busy users an advanced way to manage the risk of NCD’s or Non-Communicable Diseases such as Diabetes, Hypertension and High Cholesterol levels. It is an electronic health record application which gives quick access to your medical data and allows you to manage your health through your computer or android gadget.
The Watif App features an electronic record system that enables you to secure your health records online as well as to share your medical profile to health care professionals. Watif provides easy and secure access to you cloud based data. It gives you an active role in managing your disease by providing a portable, interactive, and personalized electronic health record system and various health assessment tools.
Watif has a Clinical dashboard that collects laboratory test results and clinical findings. Aside from prescriptions, Watif is also capable of storing medical images such as X-rays, ultrasound and ECG.  It provides you a medical history with specified dates and comprehensive response to prevent and control your illness. It features analytical tools to assess your health status and your risk of developing Non Communicable Diseases.  With Watif, you will be able monitor your health and detect the early risks of developing abnormal blood sugar, cardiovascular accident, Heart attack and kidney failure. Watif’s built in artificial intelligence is capable of suggesting necessary laboratory test by simply giving vital signs such as weight, height, and lab results. It will also suggest preventive measures and alternative disease management based on International treatment guidelines.
Watif also has an artificial intelligence, pro-activeness protocol scheduler that provides patient assistance through automated messaging and alarm system for your scheduled appointments, medical dosages and refill times. Watif facilitates a system generated medical referral that contains your detailed medical record.
More so, as an upgrade in 90 days’ time, Watif plans to provide a community of health specialist which you can connect and interact with. This virtual consultation of doctors as well as calories and insulin calculator tools will be launched soon.

Watif takes the edge in patient care since it is written in laymen’s language which enables you to clearly understand various health conditions. It also provides a text reading functionality which allows visually failing patients to listen to medical statements and recommendations. More so, it has a significant offline functionality that enables the app to be useful even in absence of internet connectivity.
This is the edge that Watif can offer; the ability to provide a technology that significantly impacts health care and disease control. It can help us change our lifestyle for the better and save lives.
 Watif is a modernized android app for medical assessment and treatment recommendations of NCDs. This is a product of a global project with IT specialist from India, Singapore, and consultants from United States. It is also participated by a team of medical specialist and consultant in various field of medicine such as endocrinology, cardiology, hypertension and diabetes which is spearheaded and coordinated by Dr. Norman Sipula. Watif It is a health-outcome scenario analysis tool that will give each user a projected perception of health care and individual’s future health outcome. It is truly an advancement that will impact our lives for the better.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

WatIf Health App Launched

''Be Health Be Mobile'' Initiative by ITU-WHO

WatIf showed the first glimpse of much-awaited health application in Budapest,Hungary on 12th October. Dr N.N Sipula and Jason Paul, the representatives of WatIf Health, were offered the prestigious opportunity to demonstrate the app to participants of ITU Conference. After successful demonstration of WatIf Health app in Budapest, the beta version of application is set to be launched on the 15th of October.

Watif Health Team at ITU

Watif is a groundbreaking health application that brings the power of scientific medical knowledge base on your computer and android cell phone or tablet. It provides you with analytical tools for assessing your risk of developing Diabetes, Hypertension, Stroke, Heart attack, progressive Chronic Kidney Disease and suggests preventive measures. Watif Health also empowers you to play an active role in the management of your disease by providing you with a portable, interactive, personalized electronic health record system that gives you the power to decide when and with whom to share your medical health record.
Moreover, WatIf provides scientific reports, graphs, EMR and tons of other information to ensure you always have complete control of your health.
WatiF Health App is the result of a global effort between ICT technologists and medical specialists from USA, Canada, South Africa, India and Singapore. The app aims to continually provide innovative Smart ICT solutions that address global health challenges posed by noxious epidemics and diseases. Please visit http://watifhealth.com/ for more information, including videos, screenshots and reviews of the app.


Wednesday, 14 October 2015

WatIf APP - Innovative Smart ICT Solutions

We are here to provide the healthcare industry with innovative Smart ICT solutions that address global health challenges posed by epidemics such as Non-Communicable Diseases.

Here are the benefits of the  Watif App;

1.  Your  health  information  is  just  on  your  palm  at  all  times.  All  tests,  laboratory  results  and

Doctor's findings are readily available.

2. A team of international Doctors are readily available to answer your every question.

3. You can share your medical information with the Doctor of your choice to get the best medical

advice at your convenience.

4. Easy­to­understand information based on layman terms and graphs.

5. Still provides significant functionality and access to medical records even without an internet