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Vaginal Discharge Overview – Vaginal discharge refers to secretions from the vagina. Glands in the cervix and the walls of the vagina normally produce a clear mucus. This is very common among adult women who are not menopausal. The secretions may turn white or yellow if exposed to the air. When there is a disorder, the […]


Uterine Fibroid Overview Uterine fibroids are tumours that grow in a woman’s womb (uterus). Fibroids can be very tiny but can grow very large. They may fill the entire uterus and make a woman look pregnant. Fibroids are common. These growths are not cancer. If you do not visit a doctor for medical help it […]


URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS Overview A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of the urinary tract. The infection can occur at different points in the urinary tract, like the bladder, kidneys, ureters and urethra. Causes/Risk Factors Most urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria that enter the urethra and then spreads up. Certain conditions increase […]


UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION Overview An upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) is a contagious infection of your nose, throat, pharynx, larynx, and bronchi. Without a doubt, the common cold is the most well known URTI. Other types of URTIs include pharyngitis, epiglottitis, tracheobronchitis and sinusitis. The types of URTIs refer to the parts of the […]


URINARY INCONTINENCE Overview Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control. Such individuals cannot hold their urine. It can happen to anyone, but it becomes commoner as we get older. Women experience it twice as often as men. Children have difficulty holding urine and wet their beds at night. This is not urinary incontinence. Causes/Risk […]


Overview An umbilical hernia is an outward bulging of the lining of your abdomen or part of your abdominal organ(s) through the area around your navel or belly button. Umbilical hernias are common in infants. It rarely happens in adults. Most adults who have this condition have had it since childhood. Causes/Risk Factors An umbilical […]


Typhoid Fever Overview – Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection. It causes abdominal discomfort and fever mainly. It is very common in our society due to poor water supply and unhygienic preparations of food. It is treatable but can be deadly if ignored. Causes/Risk Factors Typhoid fever is caused by bacteria called Salmonella typhi. It is […]


Tuberculosis Overview – Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused bacteria. It is known as TB to most people. It is highly contagious and can be fatal if left untreated. If you have been exposed, you should go to your doctor for tests. There are vaccines usually given at birth for the prevention of TB. Causes/Risk […]


Transient Ischaemic Attack Overview – A transient ischaemic attack (TIA) is a stroke that comes and goes quickly. It happens when the blood supply to part of the brain stops briefly. Most symptoms of a TIA disappear within an hour, although they may last for up to 24 hours. Because you cannot tell if these symptoms […]


Tinnitus Overview – Tinnitus is the medical term for noises in the ears. Most people refer to it as “ringing in the ears.” Although you hear sounds in your ears, there is no external sound source. It can be very annoying and frustrating. It is linked to depression, anxiety, and stress. You may experience tinnitus in […]

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