All posts by Olatunde Asagba

January 14, 2017

Oral rehydration in diarrhoea |

About two thirds of every human being is water. That proportion is even greater in children. For this reason, rapid fluid loss can result in a lot of problems as the body is unable to cope. This dehydration can indeed be fatal. More children die from dehydration than from the actual cause of the stomach …

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January 14, 2017

What is pre-hypertension? |

Q. I went for my yearly medical check and I was told that I am in pre-hypertension. What does that mean exactly? A: While blood pressure is considered normal in most people when it is less than 120/80 mmHg and hypertension is diagnosed from 140mmHg/90mmHg and above, what lies in between is referred to as …

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January 13, 2017

What are the Thyroid Function Tests? |

The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped organ that is found in the neck. It is stimulated by a hormone called Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH), which is produced by the pituitary gland in the brain, in order to produce thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), which are required for body metabolism. Thyroid Function Tests (TFT) A thyroid …

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January 9, 2017

5 reasons why a woman may bleed twice in one month |

Every woman’s cycle is unique. While, 28 days is regarded as average, a normal and healthy woman’s cycle can fall between 21 to 35 days. This may mean that for the former, a menstrual period can come twice in a calendar month and for the latter, there would be no show for a full month. …

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January 5, 2017

9 busted myths about the female breasts |

Not many body parts have been talked about as much as the female breast. It is the symbol of the woman’s fertility and a feature of her sexuality. There are also a lot of notions about the breasts which are simply untrue. Here are some myths that have been busted: Wearing bra to sleep causes …

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September 26, 2016

How do men get breast cancer? |

Q: My uncle has been diagnosed with breast cancer. How is this even possible? A: Sorry to hear about your uncle. Breast cancer is most definitely a female disease but it can also occur in men. The fact is that all men have some degree of glandular breast tissue, even though they do not lactate. …

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