18:21 26th March 2018 | Heart Failure
Hypertension Dr. Okechukwu Ogah Heart Expert Consultant Cardiologist UCH Ibadan Heart Failure Heart Muscle Chronic Disease Blood Clots Medications Illness Lung Conditions Irregular HeartBeat ChestPain Severe Weakness Fainting Healthy Diet Exercise Salt Intake LifeStyle Improvement Exercising Check-Up Cholesterol High Blood Pressure
Heart failure, a growing global problem, has serious consequences in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In Nigeria, 45% of patients die from heart failure caused by untreated, abnormally high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.
Dr Okechukwu Ogah is a heart expert and consultant cardiologist at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. After revealing the above statistic from a heart failure survey he added that the “average age of a heart failure ...
19:02 25th February 2018 | Antibiotics Abuse
Tuberculosis Lungs Infection Kidney Disease Spine & Brain Latent TB Infection Self Medication Antibiotics HealthCare Professional Medical Experts
One of the health targets of the Sustainable Development Goals is ending the TB pandemic by 2030. To support this target, World Tuberculosis Day is observed every year on the 24th of March.
What is Tuberculosis (TB)?
TB is a contagious disease. Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes TB, generally attacks the lungs, but the kidneys, spine and brain are also at risk. There are two conditions related to TB. They are:Latent TB infecti...
15:55 18th October 2017 | Male Reproductive System
Primary HealthCare Services Specialist Services LifeStyle Adjustments Male Factor Infertility Reproductive Organs Semen Sperm Causes Fertility in Men Hormonal Imbalances Injuries Disorders Physical Abnormalities Sexual Problems Chemicals Toxins Occupational Environment Chemotherapy HealthCare Practitioner Stress Management Intercourse Timing Therapy Weight Management LifeStyle Management Depression Medication HIV STDs
Primary healthcare services could assist with male fertility challenges before specialist services are required. However, before taking a look at how these services and recommended lifestyle adjustments can help address male factor infertility, let’s briefly look at:
(a) What is Male Factor Infertility?
If the reason that a couple is not able to conceive stems from challenges related to the man’s reproductive system, then the term ma...
07:18 22nd October 2017 | Proper Medication
Medications Medicines Pharmaceutical Drugs Brand-Name Medications Generic Medications Pharmacological Effects
The following words are interchangeable: medications, medicines and pharmaceutical drugs. The purpose of medication is to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent a disease or condition.
There are brand-name medications and generic medications. Medications can also be classified according to:Mode of actionTherapeutic effectsRoute of administrationChemical characteristicsBiological system or organ affectedLevel of control: over-the-counter versus prescr...
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