The Thyroid

March 13, 2020

What is thyroid? The thyroid, or thyroid gland, is an endocrine gland in the neck consisting of two connected lobes. The thyroid is located at the front of the neck, below the Adam’s apple. It makes two hormones that are secreted into the blood: thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). These hormones are necessary for all the cells in your body to work normally. […]

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Al-Hilal

March 11, 2020

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Al-Hilal & Overcome the Emotional Transition from Pregnancy to Motherhood From missing the period; to the pregnancy kit being positive and the first visit to the gynecologist; all the expecting mothers would agree with me on feeling exhausted with the advice pouring from all sides about the to-do and not-to-do in […]

Are You Also Suffering from Migraine?

March 8, 2020

Understanding Migraine:   Migraine is one of the most common headache syndrome affecting people. It is a debilitating headache which often results in poor quality of life. The most important fact about migraine is that it is a controllable rather than a curable disease. So understanding migraine is very important. It helps you to schedule […]

What are you Gifting your Mother this Mother’s Day? 

March 8, 2020

Cervical cancer is the fourth most frequent cancer in women with an estimated 570,000 new cases in 2018 representing 6.6% of all female cancers. Cervical cancer happens when cells in the cervix grow in an uncontrolled way and build up to form a lump (also called a tumor). As the tumor grows, cells can eventually […]

Have You Ever Heard of Parkinson Disease?

March 8, 2020

What is Parkinson Disease? Parkinson Disease is a condition that affects your movements and hence it is also called a Movement Disorder. It is the result of degeneration of Dopamine producing region of the brain Substantia Nigra. Parkinson disease usually develops slowly over years. The progression of the disease varies between persons. People with Parkinson disease can experience: […]

Hearing For Life

February 29, 2020

This year’s theme of world hearing day is Hearing for life – Don’t let hearing loss limit you. World health organization selected this theme to emphasize that early detection of hearing loss and timely intervention with newer technology can change the quality of life in each individual. Good and precise hearing is essential for education, […]


February 27, 2020

The recent reporting of Coronavirus Disease (COVID19) in the Kingdom of Bahrain as confirmed by the Ministry of Health hit the panic button among many of the residents of the Kingdom. We, at Al Hilal Hospital and Medical Centers, aim to increase the public awareness about the Virus. Background: The outbreak of respiratory disease caused […]

Beat Breast Cancer

September 12, 2019

Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, impacting 2.1 million women each year, and also causes the greatest number of cancer-related deaths among women. In 2018, it is estimated that 627,000 women died from breast cancer – that is approximately 15% of all cancer deaths among women. While breast cancer rates are higher […]

Why Are My Eyes Dry?

September 5, 2019

 Today about one third of the world population suffer from dry eye at one time or the other. As the dry eye ‘epidemic’ appears to expand the classic elderly female dry eye patients are no longer the only cases we see in our office chairs. The number of cases has rapidly increased mainly due to […]

Not So Sweet

September 1, 2019

Dr Vidya Vijayan, consultant in internal medicine at Al Hilal Hospital Muharraq explains how diabetes affects women differently and why we should watch out for it. It has been well established that diabetes is rampant across various cultures, but did you know that women can be worse affected by it than men? “Generally, women do […]