POLIOMYELITIS

POLIOMYELITIS

Poliomyelitis (Polio) is a highly infectious viral disease of the Central Nervous System that destroys the anterior horn cells of the spinal cord and motor cells of the brain. Polio mainly affects children under the age of five (5) years. However, anyone of any age that is unvaccinated against the virus can get the disease….

SEPSIS

SEPSIS

Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition that develops when an existing infection triggers an extreme immune system response in the body. Sepsis occurs when the response of the immune system to an infection or disease is out of control, thereby causing extensive inflammation in the body. Sepsis spreads within a person’s body from the original…

EFFECTS OF HERBAL CONCOCTIONS (Agbo) ON HEALTH

EFFECTS OF HERBAL CONCOCTIONS (Agbo) ON HEALTH

“Agbo” is a Yoruba name for local herbs for medication. Agbo is a concoction made from variety of herbs (plants or plant parts) and taken for various ailments especially by native Yoruba people in Nigeria.  These herbal medicines are sometimes considered as safe by people because they are natural products. However, they are not free…

HEPATITIS

HEPATITIS

Hepatitis is a viral infection of the liver marked by liver cell destruction, and necrosis (death of living cells). The liver is a dark reddish-brown organ that is located in the upper right-hand portion of the abdomen, below the diaphragm, and on top of the stomach, right kidneys and intestines. The functions of the liver…

HAEMORRHOID

HAEMORRHOID

HAEMORRHOIDS Hemorrhoids or piles are vascular masses or swollen veins in the anus or lower rectum that has become loosened from the connective tissue as a result of congestion in the veins of the hemorrhoid plexus.  Hemorrhoids can be painful, uncomfortable and lead to rectal bleeding. Types of Hemorrhoids Hemorrhoids can occur inside or outside…

DEHYDRATION

DEHYDRATION

DEHYDRATION Dehydration is the loss of fluid from the body resulting in increased serum sodium levels. Dehydration occurs when an individual’s body uses more fluid without replacement. Dehydration can occur in any age group. Causes of Dehydration Dehydration can be caused by various factors or disease conditions, which include: Hemorrhage (the loss of blood from…

PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE (PID)

PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE (PID)

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection that affects the female reproductive organs. The Female reproductive organs include the Vagina, Uterus, Fallopian tubes and Ovaries. This infection occurs when sexually transmitted bacteria spreads from the vagina to the uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries, that is, PID spreads by sexual contact with a person who has…