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clip WHY ROTTEN TOMATOES CAUSE CANCER
February 09, 2019, 09:34:14 AM by Isaac Adeniran
WHY ROTTEN TOMATOES CAUSE CANCER



Good health, they say, is wealth but oneís health can become a devourer through frequent medical treatment if not well cared for. What we consume is expected to serve as nutrients and medicine to the body. Rather it may bring diseases and sickness if what we eat is not properly checked to ascertain its consumption worthiness. What we eat defines our health status Ė it is either medicine or poison to the body; it does no more or less! We therefore owe our body that non-negotiable duty of taking adequate care of it by what we feed it.

Tomato, whether classified as a fruit (according to botanists) or as a vegetable (according to nutritionists), indisputably serves immeasurable nutritional value to man no matter what purpose it is used for. Man hardly can do without consuming tomatoes whether as fruit or vegetable in his daily meal. Experts say tomatoes are the major dietary source of an antioxidant, a substance that protects against cell damage. Tomatoes also contain Lycopene, which helps reduce risk of heart diseases and cancer. As important and nutritious fresh tomatoes are to the body, they can be deadly to the body if the rotten form of tomato is consumed.


xx What is an ectopic pregnancy?
February 06, 2019, 02:43:57 AM by Isaac Adeniran
What is an ectopic pregnancy?

From fertilization to delivery, pregnancy requires a number of steps in a womanís body. One of these steps is when a fertilized egg travels to the uterus to attach itself. In the case of an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg doesnít attach to the uterus. Instead, it may attach to the fallopian tube, abdominal cavity, or cervix.

While a pregnancy test may reveal a woman is pregnant, a fertilized egg canít properly grow anywhere other than the uterus. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), ectopic pregnancies occur in about 1 out of every 50 pregnancies (20 out of 1,000).

An untreated ectopic pregnancy can be a medical emergency. Prompt treatment reduces your risk of complications from the ectopic pregnancy, increases your chances for future, healthy pregnancies, and reduces future health complications.
What causes an ectopic pregnancy?

The cause of an ectopic pregnancy isnít always clear. In some cases, the following conditions have been linked with an ectopic pregnancy:

    inflammation and scarring of the fallopian tubes from a previous medical condition, infection, or surgery
    hormonal factors
    genetic abnormalities
    birth defects
    medical conditions that affect the shape and condition of the fallopian tubes and reproductive organs

Your doctor may be able to give you more specific information about your condition.
Who is at risk for an ectopic pregnancy?

All sexually active women are at some risk for an ectopic pregnancy. Risk factors increase with any of the following:

    maternal age of 35 years or older
    history of pelvic surgery, abdominal surgery, or multiple abortions
    history of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
    history of endometriosis
    conception occurred despite tubal ligation or intrauterine device (IUD)
    conception aided by fertility drugs or procedures
    smoking
    history of ectopic pregnancy
    history of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhea or chlamydia
    having structural abnormalities in the fallopian tubes that make it hard for the egg to travel

If you have any of the above risk factors, talk to your doctor. You can work with your doctor or a fertility specialist to minimize the risks for future ectopic pregnancies.
What are the symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy?

Nausea and breast soreness are common symptoms in both ectopic and uterine pregnancies. The following symptoms are more common in an ectopic pregnancy and can indicate a medical emergency:

    sharp waves of pain in the abdomen, pelvis, shoulder, or neck
    severe pain that occurs on one side of the abdomen
    light to heavy vaginal spotting or bleeding
    dizziness or fainting
    rectal pressure

You should contact your doctor or seek immediate treatment if you know that youíre pregnant and have any of these symptoms.
Diagnosing an ectopic pregnancy

If you suspect you may have an ectopic pregnancy, see your doctor immediately. Ectopic pregnancies canít be diagnosed from a physical exam. However, your doctor may still perform one to rule out other factors.

Another step to diagnosis is a transvaginal ultrasound. This involves inserting a special wand-like instrument into your vagina so that your doctor can see if a gestational sac is in the uterus.

Your doctor may also use a blood test to determine your levels of hCG and progesterone. These are hormones that are present during pregnancy. If these hormone levels start to decrease or stay the same over the course of a few days and a gestational sac isnít present in an ultrasound, the pregnancy is likely ectopic.

If youíre having severe symptoms, such as significant pain or bleeding, there may not be enough time to complete all these steps. The fallopian tube could rupture in extreme cases, causing severe internal bleeding. Your doctor will then perform an emergency surgery to provide immediate treatment.
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Treating ectopic pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancies arenít safe for the mother. Also, the embryo wonít be able to develop to term. Itís necessary to remove the embryo as soon as possible for the motherís immediate health and long-term fertility. Treatment options vary depending on the location of the ectopic pregnancy and its development.
Medication

Your doctor may decide that immediate complications are unlikely. In this case, your doctor can prescribe several medications that could keep the ectopic mass from bursting. According to the AAFP, one common medication for this is methotrexate (Rheumatrex).

Methotrexate is a drug that stops the growth of rapidly dividing cells, such as the cells of the ectopic mass. If you take this medication, your doctor will give it to you as an injection. You should also get regular blood tests to ensure that the drug is effective. When effective, the medication will cause symptoms that are similar to that of a miscarriage. These include:

    cramping
    bleeding
    the passing of tissue

Further surgery is rarely required after this occurs. Methotrexate doesnít carry the same risks of fallopian tube damage that come with surgery. You wonít be able to get pregnant for several months after taking this medication, however.
Surgery

Many surgeons suggest removing the embryo and repairing any internal damage. This procedure is called a laparotomy. Your doctor will insert a small camera through a small incision to make sure they can see their work. The surgeon then removes the embryo and repairs any damage to the fallopian tube.

If the surgery is unsuccessful, the surgeon may repeat a laparotomy, this time through a larger incision. Your doctor may also need to remove the fallopian tube during surgery if itís damaged.

Home care

Your doctor will give you specific instructions regarding the care of your incisions after surgery. The chief goals are to keep your incisions clean and dry while they heal. Check them daily for infection signs, which could include:

    bleeding that wonít stop
    excessive bleeding
    foul-smelling drainage from the site
    hot to the touch
    redness
    swelling

You can expect some light vaginal bleeding and small blood clots after surgery. This can occur up to six weeks after your procedure. Other self-care measures you can take include:

    donít lift anything heavier than 10 pounds
    drink plenty of fluids to prevent constipation
    pelvic rest, which means refraining from sexual intercourse, tampon use, and douching
    rest as much as possible the first week postsurgery, and then increase activity in the next weeks as tolerated

Always notify your doctor if your pain increases or you feel something is out of the ordinary.
Prevention

Prediction and prevention arenít possible in every case. You may be able to reduce your risk through good reproductive health maintenance. Have your partner wear a condom during sex and limit your number of sexual partners. This reduces your risk for STDs, which can cause PID, a condition that can cause inflammation in the fallopian tubes.

Maintain regular visits with your doctor, including regular gynecological exams and regular STD screenings. Taking steps to improve your personal health, such as quitting smoking, is also a good preventive strategy.
Whatís the long-term outlook?

The long-term outlook after an ectopic pregnancy depends on whether it caused any physical damage. Most people who have ectopic pregnancies go on to have healthy pregnancies. If both fallopian tubes are still intact, or even just one, the egg can be fertilized as normal. However, if you have a preexisting reproductive problem, that can affect your future fertility and increase your risk of future ectopic pregnancy. This is especially the case if the preexisting reproductive problem has previously led to an ectopic pregnancy.

Surgery may scar the fallopian tubes, and it can make future ectopic pregnancies more likely. If the removal of one or both fallopian tubes is necessary, speak to your doctor about possible fertility treatments. An example is in vitro fertilization that involves implanting a fertilized egg into the uterus.

Pregnancy loss, no matter how early, can be devastating. You can ask your doctor if there are available support groups in the area to provide further support after loss. Take care of yourself after this loss through rest, eating healthy foods, and exercising when possible. Give yourself time to grieve.

Remember that many women go on to have healthy pregnancies and babies. When youíre ready, talk to your doctor about ways you can ensure that your future pregnancy is a healthy one.

   
xx Tribute in honour of people who died of cancer
February 05, 2019, 01:24:39 PM by Isaac Adeniran
Another day of treatment  and yes, it's true that it takes years to make you feel alive. With the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, you will never be 100% because your immune system is weak. Certainly, in the hardest moments of life, you realize who your real friends are or people who really appreciate you.

Unfortunately, like most friendships, Facebook friends will leave you in the middle of a story. They will publish a "like" for the story. They may not really read your message if they see that it's long. More than half have stopped reading. Some may have gone to the next post in your news summary. I have decided to publish this message to support the families of friends and relatives who have combatted this terrible disease to the end.

Now, I focus on those who take the time to read this message to the end. A small test, if you want, just to see who reads and who shares it without reading. If you have read everything, choose "like" so I can thank you for sharing this on your profile.

Cancer is a very invasive and destructive enemy for our bodies. Even after the end of treatment, the body remains broken even in an attempt to repair and restore the damage caused by the treatment to fight the disease. It is a very long process.

Please, in honor of a relative or a friend who died of cancer, in remission, continue to fight cancer, or even have cancer, copy and paste this message as a post on your Facebook. How often have we heard the others say, "If you need something, do not hesitate to call me. I will be there to help you." So, I bet that most people who have seen this message (maybe even reading to the end) will share it to show your support to the family / friend who knows the struggle. Like at the top and share at the bottom -please  do share this message.

 I would like to know who I can count on to take a minute of your day and really read this. If you complete,click reply and  your comments.
In honor of the following People:
Wanda Moultrie
Alberto Barnes
Linda Porter Tignor
Madam Mmayie
Mrs Chike ugwueze
Mrs Osondu
Olori Abimbola Olamiju.
Mrs. Remi Oyo.
Dr Durojaiye Fadipe
Mrs. Funmilayo Afolabi (Nťe Ojebisi)
clip 7 HEALTH SYMPTOMS THAT YOU SHOULD NEVER IGNORE
February 02, 2019, 03:33:09 AM by Isaac Adeniran
7 HEALTH SYMPTOMS THAT YOU SHOULD NEVER IGNORE

Pain is a part of life, from headaches, bruises, and seasonal bugs to the emotional pain of rejection. Most of the everyday pain we experience is temporary and not indicative of a truly dangerous condition.

That said, there are certain symptoms that may seem minor but do, in fact, require immediate medical attention.

Stick with us for six of such minor pains that may actually be a big deal.

1. Unexplained weight loss

Itís a cruel irony that something we work so hard for under normal circumstances is dangerous when it happens effortlessly. Weight loss is like that. When you are careful to take in fewer calories than you burn and get enough exercise on a weekly basis, you should experience safe weight loss of about a pound per week.



However, if you find you are dropping weight faster than that, for no reason you can determine, it may spell trouble. Various scary diseases can cause unexplained weight loss, including diabetes, liver disease, overactive thyroid, depression, and cancer. If you havenít made a lifestyle change that could explain the loss of 10 pounds or more over six months, get into your doctor for a checkup.

clip Major Causes of obesity
January 29, 2019, 01:59:25 PM by Isaac Adeniran
Major Causes of obesity



What is obesity? Is a medical condition in which excess body fat accumulated to the extent that it may have native effect on health.

Causes of obesity:

1) Genetics : children can become obese through their parents

2)eating junk food: eating junk food can make you become obese

3) becoming food addict: Becoming food addict can make you obese,food addict is very dangerous campared to drug abuse, eg alcohol, cocaine, nicotine and cannabis.

4) Aggressive marketing

5) Inulin: it is very important in the body hormones, it can regulate energy storage among other things.

6)certain medication: certain drugs can make you obese eg atidepressant can make you gain weight,diabetes and atipsychotics.

7) leptin resistance : this another hormone that can cause obesity

8)food availability :junk food is cheaper than healthy food.

9)sugar : intake of sugar can led to obesity

10) misformation: people are misformed about health and nutrition. The reason why people are misformed is because of the information they get from around them.
clip Frequently asked question about Heart
January 24, 2019, 04:05:37 PM by Isaac Adeniran
Frequently asked question about Heart by Heart and Utility Specialist



Please circulate this far and wide. It is a chat with Dr. Abdullahi Oluwalogbon (Heart and Utility  Specialist). The transcript of the chat is given below. Useful for everyone.*

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:

Question 1:  What are the thumb rules for a layman to take care of his or her heart?

Answer:
1. Diet - Less of carbohydrate, more of protein, less oil
2. Exercise - Half an hour's walk, at least five days a week; avoid lifts and avoid sitting for a longtime
3. Quit smoking
4. Control weight
5. Control BP - Blood pressure and Sugar

Question 2: Can we convert fat into muscles?
Answer: It is a dangerous myth. Fat and muscles are made of two different tissues - fat is fat, ugly and harmful. Muscle is muscle. Fat can never be converted into a muscle.

Question 3: It's still a grave shock to hear that some apparently healthy person gets a cardiac arrest. How do we understand it in perspective?
Answer: This is called silent attack. That is why we recommend everyone past the age of 30 to undergo routine health checkups.

Question 4: Are heart diseases hereditary?
Answer: Yes

Question 5: What are the ways in which the heart is stressed? What practices do you suggest to de-stress?
Answer: Change your attitude towards life. Do not look for perfection in everything in life.

Question 6: Is walking better than jogging or is more intensive exercise required to keep a healthy heart?
Answer: Walking is better than jogging, since jogging leads to early fatigue and injury to joints.

Question 7: You have done so much for the poor and needy. What has inspired you to do so?
Answer: Mother Theresa, who was my patient.


clip 5G remote surgery performed in China
January 22, 2019, 02:41:11 PM by Isaac Adeniran
5G remote surgery performed in China



Doctor Liu Rong operates remotely during surgery on a pig using 5G technology in Fuzhou, Fujian Province.

Chinese doctors have completed the world's first remote operation using 5G technology, reports people.cn.


The procedure has been conducted on a pig with the latest technology in Fujian Province.


Doctor Liu Rong was able to use a 5G connection to remotely control the robotic arms in a hospital 50 kilometers away. The 5G technology allowed the doctor to see a clear, real-time image of the operation, as well as communicate with his assistants.


A hepatic lobule was removed from the test animal in less than ten minutes, completing the tele-surgery successfully and neatly.


Liu Jingfeng, another doctor involved in the operation says the operation is proof that 5G technology is feasible for use in long-distance medicine.


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clip Medical operation using 5G technology
January 22, 2019, 02:30:10 PM by Isaac Adeniran
Medical operation using 5G technology




*Do you know?*
_That a surgeon in China has performed the world's first remote operation using 5G technology, according to local reports. The doctor in the southeastern province of Fujian used the next-generation network to control robotic arms in a remote location 30 miles away._

*Are you still relying on your strenght instead of developing your brain (skill acquisition)?*

I'm sorry, the future isn't going to favour professionals even not to talk of menial workers. Check this out, this is where the world is going. Even doctors that are now on strike may get their jobs done by few hands who knows how to manoeuvre robots. I learnt from the news that by Monday 28th January 2019, LASUTH medical doctors will be going on strike due to government failure to employ more hands.



I'll advice those of them who are smart and proactive to take a clue from this to key into the future. I'm sure by year 2030, LASUTH will not be needing as much doctors as presently employed. Rather they'll pay few heavily to do the work of 20 at a go. Unfortunately, some doctors cannot even use the internet conveniently for their consultation services or agree to host a website for their hospital in 2019.

The world is evolving and this will affect every profession from accountancy to engineering to plumbing to even teaching. Only those who can be digitally inclined to the wonders of ICT will sustain this global changes. Financial hardness beckons for the lazy youths of today. Stay updated, don't just browse, browse to learn.

Doctors be wise!

clip How Excess Salt Can Cause Hypertension
January 21, 2019, 01:03:09 PM by Isaac Adeniran
How  Excess Salt Can Cause Hypertension



But did you know that excess salt could cause hypertension?
Sodium in salt actually helps in maintaining blood pressure, muscle contraction, nerve cells transmission, and maintaining water balance, acids and alkalis in the body.
However, salt intake should not be more than 6 grams (1 teaspoon) a day or up to 2300 mg of sodium a day. High salt content in the body can cause difficulties to kidney by narrowing the renal artery, thus restricting the blood flow. As a result,
the kidneys release a hormone called renin and angiotensin, which increases pressure to peripheral blood vessels, and lead to hypertension.
In addition to excess salt intake, other risk factors for hypertension include age, family history of hypertension, overweight, less physical active, smoking,
stress and drinking alcohol. However just by reducing the consumption of salt alone can greatly reduce your risk of hypertension.
Here are some ways to reduce the salt intake:
1. Eat more fresh product and less processed food.
2. Limit the use of salt in your diet by replacing it with certain spices that can enrich flavor, or use salt substitute seasoning.
3. Choose low-salt food products.
4. Increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables.
5. When you have to eat processed products, read the labels carefully.
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clip ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA
January 19, 2019, 01:32:45 PM by Isaac Adeniran

ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA



What Is Dementia?
Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia.

About dementia
Diagnosis
Symptoms
Treatments
Causes
Risk and prevention
About dementia
Dementia is not a specific disease. It's an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases. Vascular dementia, which occurs after a stroke, is the second most common dementia type. But there are many other conditions that can cause symptoms of dementia, including some that are reversible, such as thyroid problems and vitamin deficiencies.

Dementia is often incorrectly referred to as "senility" or "senile dementia," which reflects the formerly widespread but incorrect belief that serious mental decline is a normal part of aging.


Memory loss and other symptoms of dementia
While symptoms of dementia can vary greatly, at least two of the following core mental functions must be significantly impaired to be considered dementia:


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