Disease and Condition

XEROPHTHALMIA; THE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Xerophthalmia is a medical condition in which the eye becomes abnormally dry and it is associated with vitamin A deficiency. This can develop into night blindness and can even cause more serious damage to the cornea. Vitamin A plays a crucial role in immune function, vision, reproduction, and cellular communication, it is key for vision …

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LIFESTYLE: A TRIGGER OF OVARIAN CANCER

The world we live in has metamorphosed from being natural to artificial. This change has brought with it a new lifestyle and ways of maintaining a good body shape by mothers some of which have negative health outcomes. For instance, civilization and its newly adopted lifestyle has made nursing mothers without any medically confirmed indication …

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BRONCHITIS: THE ENERGY SAPPER

The body is an interconnection of complex systems and each of the system comprises of various organs with different tissues and cells working together for the proper functioning of the system. The respiratory system is one of such systems, the respiratory system controls the mechanism of human breathing and for our body to provide us …

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DIABETES: THE RESULTANT EFFECT OF INSULIN PRODUCTION

What is diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic condition that manifest when the pancreas does not produce an adequate amount of insulin or when the body cannot sufficiently make use of the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone in the body that regulates the blood sugar.  Uncontrolled glucose level can result in diabetes or hyperglycaemia …

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MY GUMS BLEED: COULD THIS BE GINGIVITIS?

WHAT IS GINGIVITIS? Gingivitis simply means an inflammation of the gums. Gums are part of the soft tissue lining of the mouth; it surrounds and provides a seal around the teeth. Gingivitis occurs when there is poor oral hygiene, which leads to the accumulation of dental plaque: the plaque builds up between the teeth and …

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DEPRESSION: A RIDER OF SUICIDE

Mental health cannot be neglected when discussing the health status of an individual. A person’s physical and cognitive activities are products of his mental state. WHAT IS DEPRESSION? Depression is a mental or mood condition that results in insistent feelings of sadness and self-withdrawal. Depression is associated with an alteration in the region of the …

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HEARING SOUNDS IN MY EARS; COULD THIS BE TINNITUS

Sounds are pleasing to the ears; it gives a kind of sensation, vibes and feeling. A sound becomes a thing of concern when it is unpleasing or constitute disturbance to the ear. WHAT IS TINNITUS? Tinnitus refers to the ringing, and whistling sounds in the ears. These sounds could also be in form of clicking, …

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ADEQUATE CARE: A CRUCIAL REQUIREMENT FOR GOOD PREGNANCY OUTCOME.

Maternal optimal health is germane before the initiation of conception. It is important that women of child bearing age pay proper attention to their state of health before being put in the family way. The ability to procreate validated by the successful fertilization of an ovum by a sperm and the successful implantation on the …

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CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19), OUTBREAK: PRACTICING EVERYDAY PREVENTIVE MEASURES TO STAY SAFE

The coronavirus, now commonly known as COVID-19, the disease appears to have originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan but it has spread and now being diagnosed in other parts of the world. What is coronavirus disease (COVID-19)? Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from one person to another person. …

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