Case 1: Fiber Adverse Effects Q: NM is a 41-year-old man who comes into the pharmacy complaining of bloating and flatulence. He says he was recently given a diagnosis of diabetes, and his doctor started him on medication. In addition, the doctor asked NM to increase his fiber, as he gets very little in his diet, and recommended an OTC» Read more
Depression and suicide can effectively be prevented by adhering to some lifestyle modifications. People of all race,religion,social class or status are sometimes confronted with disaster,divorce,job losses,relationship issues,academic issues and /or loss of loved ones.These are inevitable facts of life. It is normal for people that are going through a rough patch to be sad. Sometimes people that are grieving or» Read more
Insomnia case study with clinically reviewed ways of preventing and managing sleeplessness.» Read more
Mr B is a 57-year-old man who was admitted yesterday after starting to pass black stools.He has a two-day history of severe stomach pains and has suffered on and off with indigestion for some months.He is a life-long smoker, with mild chronic cardiac failure (CCF) for which he has been taking enalapril 5 mg twice daily for 2 years.He also» Read more
Mosquitoes cannot transmit HIV because mosquitoes unlike humans do not have T cells that the virus needs to survive.
The HIV virus is therefore digested in the gut of the mosquitoes.
Intending couples should be made aware of the importance of rhesus factors in marriage. I shall be explaining this using an incidence that took place in Amasiri,a town in South East Nigeria many years ago. Dibia Okaka,the octogenarian mediator between the culturally conscious people of Amasiri and Ali,the earth goddess was a slow talker who had a way with words.He is» Read more
“The penis is a barometer of what is happening in the rest of the body”—Professor Wayne Hellstrom. Erectile dysfunction(ED) also known as male impotence occurs when a man is not able to have or maintain an erection during baby-making activities or sexual exercise (in the other room). ED is not part of the aging process. ED is generally grouped into» Read more
Dear reader, You are not a dummy. Diabetes occurs when the amount of glucose(sugar) in the blood is too high. The foods we eat are converted to glucose by the body and carried in the blood with the help of insulin(a hormone) into the cells where they produce energy.When insulin is unable to do its job,the glucose accumulates in the» Read more
Menstrual cycle refers to the natural changes that occurs to a woman’s body to prepare it for pregnancy. The average length of menstruation also called menses, “uterus weeping” is 28 days.Menstrual cycles of length 20-40 days are normal while menstrual cycles above 40 days are considered unusual. The time of onset of menses is called menarche. Stress, upsets,weight changes and» Read more