Nana Yaa Agyeman founded Sharecare Ghana in 2007 and serves as its Coordinator.
Providing support groups for sufferers of autoimmune diseases, advocating for patient-centered healthcare, and initiating research into various autoimmune conditions are a few of the many tasks and projects that the organization coordinates.
Perhaps when I was at my lowest, which is when I could no longer move my legs or arms, I thought to myself that there must be others going through similar challenges.
Noguchi agreed to our request but said there were no funds for such research so we would have to find the resources ourselves. You have until midnight tonight to submit your idea entries!If you aren’t sure what I am talking about, here is a re-cap: I have quite a few of these cardboard rings that you see below. ” » I am sure we have all experienced strained muscles and sprained tendons…As long as you are pretty sure you haven’t broken a bone, you might even be able to avoid a trip to the doctor all together! This could mean making a simple splint to prevent it from moving any more than necessary, or a brace that you could purchase at your local department store. Try to avoid using the injured limb as much as possible.Of course if you are not sure, it is always a good idea to be checked out. If you injured your shoulder or elbow, putting it in a sling is a good idea.If you find that you have only strained or sprained an area, here are the basics of how to care for the injury according to both the Mayo Clinic and the American Red Cross. If it is a knee or a foot then you should avoid walking as often as possible for the first few days after the injury occurred. When I was in high school if anyone complained about something hurting we would always quote one of the football coaches and say “well put some ice on it.” This is really great advice because it reduces swelling and numbs the area to reduce the pain.You should put ice on the injury as soon as possible.interviewed founder Nana Yaa Agyeman about Sharecare Ghana and “A Taste of Ghana.” Tell us about your journey to founding Sharecare Ghana In 1996 I came down with a condition that after many years was diagnosed as neuromyelitis optica (NMO) an auto immune condition very similar to multiple sclerosis.It was seven years of hospital visits misdiagnosis and uncertainty.You established the Sharecare4u Endowment Fund for Research in 2008 to fund research into auto immune diseases, what has that experience been like and what has been some of the takeaways from that journey so far?One thing we noticed among Sharecare members when we started sharing our stories is that those with auto immune conditions also have problems with digestion and/or irritable bowels.