INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION

INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION

Intestinal obstruction is a blockage that keeps food or liquid from passing through the small or large intestine. This blockage can cause a buildup of food, fluids, gastric acids, and gas. Without prompt medical care, pressure begins to occur. This can consequently...

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HALITOSIS (BAD BREATH)

HALITOSIS (BAD BREATH)

Bad breath is a common problem that can cause significant mental stress due to the anxiety and embarrassment that comes with it. Bad mouth odor is medically known as halitosis. It is not just a condition to be ignored as it could be a source of concern to those who...

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HEMORRHOIDS: WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

HEMORRHOIDS: WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the lower portion of the rectum and anus. Walls of vessels stretch so much that the veins get irritated and bulge. It is also known as pile and can be of two types which is based on location: internal and external hemorrhoids....

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ANXIETY DISORDER

ANXIETY DISORDER

Anxiety is a healthy emotion that is crucial for survival in the presence of potentially hazardous situations. This is due to the ‘fight or flight’ response triggered by the adrenaline hormone. However, it becomes a disorder when an individual manifests...

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NEWBORN ATTACHMENT

NEWBORN ATTACHMENT

A natural instinct that has been programmed such that mothers and infants have a love and intimacy experienced through early and healthy attachment called newborn attachment. The joy you experience as you connect with your infant can not be overemphasized. It goes a...

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HEADACHES: CAUSES AND TYPES

HEADACHES: CAUSES AND TYPES

HEADACHES: CAUSES AND TYPES Headache is a general health problem. That is, majority of us have experienced it at one time or the other with different severity. Many of us are familiar with the throbbing, clustering and distracting pain of a headache. Headaches can...

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HEARING LOSS IN ELDERLY

HEARING LOSS IN ELDERLY

Aged ones experience a number of changes in the way their body system and organs function. One of such changes is hearing loss, which is also known as presbycusis. Age-related hearing loss is a type of hearing loss that gradually occurs in both ears due to changes in...

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TOOTHACHE: Causes and Prevention

TOOTHACHE: Causes and Prevention

Toothache is a sign that here is an infection or inflammation taking place in the tooth. Such pain is usually throbbing and may be accompanied by a headache as time goes on. A Tooth pulp contains blood vessels, tissue and nerves. The pulp nerves are highly sensitive...

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EAR INFECTION: What should you know?

EAR INFECTION: What should you know?

EAR INFECTION The ear is an organ of hearing. Apart from detecting, transmitting and transducing sound to the brain, the ear also helps to maintain our sense of balance. The ear is divided into three (3) major parts which are the outer ear, middle ear, and inner ear....

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FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION: How harmful?

FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION: How harmful?

FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION (FGM) Harmful health practices are procedures that are injurious to health and non-beneficial. This practice violates a person's rights to health, security and physical integrity.  Female genital mutilation sometimes called female...

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TEMPER TANTRUM IN CHILDREN

TEMPER TANTRUM IN CHILDREN

Tantrum  Tantrum is common in children, a scenario of standing in the supermarket getting stuff and suddenly, your kids fall himself on floor rolling and fist ponding the ground after informing him there is no chocolate for him and offering apple instead. This can...

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WEIGHT LOSS IN OLDER ADULTS

WEIGHT LOSS IN OLDER ADULTS

WEIGHT LOSS IN ADULT: What you need to know Unintentional weight loss is a common condition among elders. It is often associated with several factors and health deterioration. Many older adults lose weight as they ageing. This could cause for alarm and concern. It is...

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HAIR LOSS: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

HAIR LOSS: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Hair loss otherwise known as alopecia is an excessive loss of hair from the scalp. It can occur without scarring of the scalp which is most common.  This can be present in different ways depending on the cause. It can be temporary, permanent, sudden, or gradual. Not...

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WHY FATTY MEAL IS BAD FOR YOU

WHY FATTY MEAL IS BAD FOR YOU

When it comes to dietary fat, the keys to a healthy diet are eating the right type of fat, and limiting daily intake. While it seems to be enjoyable on special occasions as treats, fatty meal typically contain a high level of fats that contribute to elevated blood...

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REPRODUCTIVE TRACT INFECTIONS IN FEMALES

REPRODUCTIVE TRACT INFECTIONS IN FEMALES

REPRODUCTIVE TRACT INFECTIONS IN FEMALES Reproductive tract infections (RTI's) refer to infections that affect the reproductive system which can lead to adverse health outcomes such as infertility and ectopic pregnancy amidst other adverse outcomes. These infections...

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HEPATITIS B IN PREGNANCY.

HEPATITIS B IN PREGNANCY.

Hepatitis B in pregnancy is subject matter on women's health that hasn't been addressed enough in this part of the world and the education of women and everyone in general on the subject is essential for the good health of the baby inutero. Pregnant women infected...

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Do you examine your breast?

Do you examine your breast?

Do you examine your breast? Breast cancer is the second most frequent cancer and the leading cause of death in women throughout the world. Progression of breast cancer is more rapid in younger aged women, especially of child-bearing age, as compared to older ones...

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CONVENIENCE FOODS: TO EAT OR NOT TO EAT

CONVENIENCE FOODS: TO EAT OR NOT TO EAT

Many times we get too busy to start up a meal from the scratch; then what do we do? We try to go for something quick and less stressful to prepare- something convenient! In fact, it can be said that, modern society survives on such foods. Now, let’s look at the...

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TOOTH BRUSHING AND FLOSSING EFFECTIVELY

TOOTH BRUSHING AND FLOSSING EFFECTIVELY

Tooth brushing and flossing effectively is a necessity because good oral hygiene is very important as periodontal disease is a major cause of tooth problems in both adults and children alike. Effective tooth brushing and flossing daily is a very important part of...

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