Healthy Living with DoctorKK: Posts

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LOW BACK PAIN

Low back pain is quite common. Many people suffer from it, hoping to get a permanent solution when it lingers. It can be quite discomforting. It is common in people whose occupations make them...

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URETHRAL DISCHARGE IN MEN

Urethral (penile) discharge in men is a sexually transmitted infection. Important causes are gonorrhea and chlamydia. Our emphasis in this post would be on gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is caused by Neisseria gonorrheae. Symptoms occur within...

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How to stay HIV negative

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is one that affects the immune system. Nigeria has the second highest burden of this in the world. It is not enough to know that your status is negative, but...

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SAY NO TO STROKE!!!

In the past one week recent times, we have seen more cases of stroke secondary to high blood pressure within a short space of time. This implies that people are not checking their blood...

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FACTS ABOUT UTERINE FIBROID

Fibroid is a common benign tumor of the uterus (womb), hence the term “uterine fibroid”. It is Common in women > 25 years of age. It is also more common in blacks. Fibroid is...

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My Baby is ‘TEETHING’. Huh???

Is your baby really ‘teething’? Parents often attribute the illness of two out of every five children attended to at our children outpatient clinic to the development of a new set of teeth. Well…,...

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HEPATITIS D (DELTA) VIRUS

This virus does not exist independently; only in the presence of hepatitis B virus. It gives rise to a more severe form of hepatitis, but is limited by recovery from hepatitis B infection. Transmission:...

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HEPATITIS C VIRUS (HCV)

This is also a blood-borne infection. It usually takes 8 weeks for liver function abnormalities to occur following exposure to the virus. It causes a long- standing (chronic) infection, and can in turn cause...

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HEPATITIS G VIRUS (HGV)

This virus infects together with hepatitis C often times. It is more commonly seen in people with some blood disorders such as Hemophilia, Thalassemia. It may be seen in intravenous drug addicts. Prevention This...

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HEPATITIS B VIRUS (HBV)

This is a blood-borne infection. The hepatitis B virus causes a long- standing (chronic) infection. It also gives rise to hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer), which is a notorious cancer that kills within approximately six...

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HEPATITIS E VIRUS (HEV)

This post is a follow up to that of hepatitis A. Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection  is not very common in our environment but may be seen in those who have travelled to regions...

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THE MUCH DREADED HEPATITIS

Much has been said about hepatitis such that some think that it must be sought and treated while treating malaria in our environment. Well, here are the facts on hepatitis so as to have...

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DANGER SIGNS AFTER DELIVERY

…and your cute & beautiful baby finally arrives. YIPPEE!!! CONGRATULATIONS! While one has to be grateful for a safe delivery, I’d like to point out that a lot of attention still has to be...

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DANGER SIGNS IN LABOUR

The ‘ALMIGHTY’ Labour experience comes with various feelings and emotions. However, talking about danger signs now; here are some signs that may be noticed during labour and/or delivery which are real DANGER signs. They...

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PROSTATE CANCER – The Causes

The prostate is a vital gland in the male. It secretes fluid that helps to maintain the vitality of the sperm. Prostate cancer is regarded as the most commonly diagnosed cancer in males. It...