DIABETIC FOOT: causes and how to prevent it

Before any further discussion on diabetic foot, it is highly recommended that all diabetic patients take good care of themselves by maintaining an adequate control of their glucose level. This can be achieved by keeping to a strict diabetic diet and prescribed medications. When glucose levels in these patients get completely out of control, many types of complications begin to surface, of which diabetic foot is one. We have written another article that can increase your insight in understanding diabetes. One of the most frequent health issues individuals with severe…

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Why Hypertension is Such a Big Deal

Hypertension, also called high blood pressure, is the persistent rise of your blood pressure above 140/90mmHg after subsequent blood pressure check. You are said to have hypertension when blood that travels around your body moves through the blood vessel with more force. If your blood pressure is high, it can rupture and destroy the walls of the blood vessel over time. Hypertension can lead to serious complications and even death if left unattended to. That is why some people refer to hypertension as ”silent killer” because it does not give…

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Fractures: types and risk factors

Most fractures happen when a bone is impacted by more force or pressure than it can support. This force usually occurs suddenly or is very intense. The strength of the force also determines the severity of the fracture. The bone can fracture crosswise, lengthwise, in several places, or into many pieces. It can also range from a thin crack to a complete break. A fracture may occur at the same time as other injuries, such as sprains, strains, or dislocations. However, a fracture may also be the result of some…

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Antimicrobial Resistance – how you can prevent it

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), or drug resistance, develops when microbes, including bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses, no longer respond to a drug that previously treated them effectively.Resistant microbes are more difficult to treat, requiring alternative medications or higher doses of antimicrobials. These approaches may be more expensive, more toxic or both. Microbes resistant to multiple antimicrobials are called multidrug resistant (MDR). Those considered extensively drug resistant (XDR) or totally drug-resistant (TDR) are sometimes called “superbugs”. Dangers of Antimicrobial Resistance AMR is an increasingly serious threat to global public health that requires…

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RAPE – The Mental and Emotional Impact

The impact of rape is very debilitating on victims and also the community. Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person’s consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority, or against a person who is incapable of giving valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, has an intellectual disability or is below the legal age of consent. Facts Over 70% of rapes are committed by…

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PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE: what does it mean?

In a previous article published, we spoke about Acute Limb Ischeamia (ALI) as one of the vascular diseases worthy of note in many developing countries. ALI is a condition that reduces flow of blood to the limbs due to the presence of a blood clot. But this condition, in many cases, is secondary to Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). In this article, our aim is to bring to your knowledge the medical condition known as PAD, which is also a vascular emergency. This article should help you understand what is peripheral…

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RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS – symptoms, risk factors and treatment

 Pains in the joints is a frequent complaint in lots of people all over the world, affecting different genders and people who engage in different kinds of work. Most of these people end up dosing on all kinds of painkillers to numb their self-diagnosed body hurt and this has become a normality among a large number. But you need to know when is the right time to take these painkillers. It is important that we stop this rush on pain killers and self-diagnoses and seek professional medical help always. This…

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How To Keep Your Wound Clean For Faster Healing

It is important to keep your wound clean for faster healing in good time. Wound is an injury involving a cut or break in the skin. When you have a break or cut to the skin, the first thing to do is to wash and clean the surface of the wound with a clean water. This helps to remove any hidden dirt or debris from the wound surface. Here are some tips on how to keep your wound clean for it to heal faster; 1. Wash Your Hands Wash your…

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Shortness of Breath Meaning and Causes

Having shortness of breath is a common symptom reported by both children and adults. This article will focus on the meaning of shortness of breath, what it could suggest and what can be done. Shortness of Breath Meaning Dyspnea is the medical term for Shortness of breath, or breathlessness. It is when a person has trouble taking in enough air to breathe. Shortness of breath is the feeling that you cannot get enough air into your lungs. It can signal an underlying health problem. Sometimes the feeling is worse when…

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ANEMIA: symptoms, types and treatment

Anemia is a blood disorder. Your body contains about 5 to 6 quarts of blood, which are constantly being pumped throughout your body by your heart. Blood carries oxygen, nutrients, and other essential compounds. It also helps regulate your body temperature, fights infection, and gets rid of waste products. When something goes wrong in your blood, it can have a big impact on your health and quality of life. In anemia, your body doesn’t have enough red blood cells (RBCs). RBCs are one of the three main types of blood…

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