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APPENDICITIS

This is the Inflammation of the appendix. The appendix is a small, blind pouch attached to the large intestine. When the opening of the appendix becomes blocked, there is swelling of the appendix, thus, allowing bacteria to grow and causing infection of the appendix. The appendix has no function in the human body. Causes/ Risk […]

FEEDING GUIDE (A Nigerian Mom’s guide)

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breast feeding for the first 6 months of life, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to 2 years of age or beyond. This material is only meant as a guide for African mom’s to support their children’s nutritional growth.   Feeding Guide for Babies Birth […]

Acute Asthma Attack

Acute Asthma Attack How to know when someone is having an acute asthma attack Symptoms include Coughing Chest tightness/pain Wheezing – a musical- like sound on breathing • Shortness of breath Difficulty talking or walking Bluish discoloration of the lips A previous history or known asthmatic patient What to do? Have the person sit upright […]

First Time Mom : 7 Essential Things you need to buy for your newborn baby

So you have gotten over the excitement (or surprise) of being pregnant, if you are one of the lucky few, you are feeling just great or perhaps not so great for people like me – felt like an alien had invaded my body for the 1st two trimesters. Well, fast forward the not so enjoying being […]

FEEDING GUIDE (A Nigerian Mom’s guide)

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to 2 years of age or beyond. This feeding guide is only meant as a guideline for African mom’s to support their children’s nutritional growth. Feeding Guide: Birth – 4 months Exclusive […]

VAGINAL EXAMINATION

Brief Description Vaginal examination is a way for doctors to look for signs of illness in certain organs in a woman’s body. It can also be referred to as pelvic exam depending on the purpose. It is mostly done in labour wards to monitor the progress of labour. Why the Test is Performed Vaginal examination […]

TOOTH EXTRACTION

Brief Description A tooth extraction is a procedure to remove a tooth from the gum socket. It is usually done by a general dentist, an oral surgeon, or a periodontist. Why the Procedure is Performed There are several reasons people have a tooth pulled:  A deep infection in a tooth (abscess)  Overcrowded or poorly positioned […]

TONSILLECTOMY

Brief Description Tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure for the removal of the tonsils. It is most commonly done in children but there are some adults who may require the procedure. Why Tonsillectomy is Performed Tonsillectomy may be recommended if a person has any of the following:  Difficulty swallowing  Obstructed breathing during sleep  Throat infections or […]

SEMEN ANALYSIS

Semen Analysis Brief Description A semen analysis (also known as seminal fluid analysis) consists of a series of tests that evaluate the quality and quantity of the sperm and the environment they reside in which is the semen. Why the Test is Performed A semen analysis is performed when a doctor thinks that a man […]

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