MONKEY POX (DISORDER OF THE INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM)
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MONKEY POX (DISORDER OF THE INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM)

What is Monkey pox? It is a rare zoonosis disease that is transmitted from animals to humans coming from the monkeypox virus also known as orthopoxvirus which is a highly viral infectious disease, causing rash and flu like symptoms less severe, to smallpox. It was first discovered in 1958, when some monkey used for research…

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…

PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS (DISORDER OF THE LOWER RESPIRATORY SYSTEM)

PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS (DISORDER OF THE LOWER RESPIRATORY SYSTEM)

What is Pulmonary Tuberculosis? Tuberculosis is a disorder of the lower respiratory system, which is a highly infectious disease that is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, which affects the lungs mainly and results in coughing of blood-stained sputum and very thick phlegm. It is spread by an airborne process when bacteria spread through droplets in…

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…

COVID-19 (DISORDER OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM)

COVID-19 (DISORDER OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM)

WHAT IS COVID-19? Covid-19 is a disorder of the respiratory system caused by SARS-CoV-2, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).which can cause mild to severe respiratory illness or death; it also affects the upper respiratory tract and lower respiratory tract (windpipe and lungs). Coronavirus a family of virus that causes infection in the sinuses,…