Day: October 21, 2018

Swollen painful joint

OFTEN time the causes is swol­len painful joints are multifac­torial in nature and broadly fall into various categories, such as an inflammatory process degeneration of cartilages in the joints especially with age, infection, trauma or crystal depo­sition. Furthermore, the disease pro­cess is futher classified in groups such as Osteoarthritis, Arthritis, Disloca­tions, Fractures, Rheumatoid arthri­tis, gout, […]

Family planning or birth control

FAMILY planning, is simply defined as the practice of controlling the number of children one has and the intervals between their births, particularly by means of contraception or voluntary sterilization. It is mind blowing to note that in our modern civilized society, issues around sexuality and birth control measures are not openly talked about, yet […]

Dealing with stroke

STROKE is a neurological con­dition that often time affect the brain due to ischemia (no blood supply) or hemorrhage (bleeding). This article highlights some im­portant aspects of stroke. There are two types of strokes as said earlier. Ischemic stroke is caused by a block­age in the vessels that is supplying the brain with blood secondary […]

Tonsillitis

THE main function of the ton­sils is to trap germs (bacteria and viruses) which you may breathe in. Proteins called antibodies produced in the immune cells from the tonsils help to kill these germs and help to prevent throat and lung infections. The tonsils, more often get inflamed in the process secondary to infection caused […]

Colds, flu and allergic rhinitis

CONSIDERING that the win­ter season is upon us, it is only befitting that we get to understand some basic concepts as­sociated with common illness that often occur this time of the season. Although quite often used inter­changeably there is a clear distinc­tive difference between cold, flu and allergic rhinitis. The cold is often characterized by […]

The importance of breastfeeding

Evidence suggests that ca­reer-driven mothers tend to breastfeed their babies less. In this article I will attempt to explain the importance of breastfeeding and dispel some myths. It is very interesting to note that in the first six months of life, breastmilk is sufficient for both nourishment and quenching a baby’s thirst. Upon delivery, what […]