Category: My Health

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GLAUCOMA

GLAUCOMA The eye is a very important organ of the body as it is the organ of sight. There are certain eye defects or disorders such as hyper myopia (long-sightedness), myopia (short-sightedness), cataract and...

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EBOLA ALERT

EBOLA IS BACK! The Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever, also known as Ebola Virus Disease,  or more popularly referred to as Ebola,  is a viral haemorrhagic disease where the virus causes severe bleeding and fever. Ebola...

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Exercise and Fitness

Keeping fit is good business. In the last 5 years, I have made a conscious effort to engage my body in some form of exercise and deliberate activities to keep fit at least monthly....

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DIABETES MELLITUS

FACTS ABOUT DIABETES MELLITUS Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. Diabetes is due to...

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LISTERIOSIS

So, today is the 9th day of March, 2018. In the course of this week, news filtered out about a disease outbreak in some parts of South Africa. Although, there has been no report...

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Prevention of Endometrial cancer – Part 1

The exact cause of endometrial cancer, like any other cancer, is unknown. There are certain risk factors however, associated with its development. Avoiding risk factors and increasing protective factors may help prevent cancer. The...

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Tips on what to do with a burn injury

Burn is a type of injury to skin, or other tissues, caused by heat, cold,  electricity, chemicals, friction, or radiation. [wikipedia: Burn] Burns can be devastating and very traumatic. It can trigger a severe...

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BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA – BPH

BPH means benign prostatic hypertrophy or hyperplasia.   After age 40, the prostate becomes larger than usual as the cells increase. However, only one in 10 males experience symptoms after 50 years. Symptoms that...

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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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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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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:...