MENTAL HEALTH: The Misconceptions;  The Facts…

MENTAL HEALTH: The Misconceptions; The Facts…

SB has been experiencing crawling sensation over his head and sometimes over the abdomen. This has been on for a few months. He recently began to breathe fast. Things get him upset easily. His sleep has not been refreshing. He feels a medical condition explains his complaints. Different doctors had diagnosed him of anxiety disorder. […]

Telephone Medical Consultation

Telephone Medical Consultation: The Bittersweet Reality

FT had a history of cough of about five days duration. He also had fever and weakness. Reluctant to self-medicate, he called his doctor friend who asked a few questions and prescribed him paracetamol tablet,  anti-malarial medication, and cough syrup. His complaints persisted. He later had to consult his friend in his hospital. Upon evaluation, […]

CONTRACEPTION

5 REASONS WHY CONTRACEPTION FAILS

Refer to it as birth control, or family planning (typically among married partners), contraception has been practised since the existence of man. Unlike death which we may not be able to control, giving birth is largely a voluntary choice. When desired family size has been reached, a pregnant woman may be forced to resort to […]

HEALTH INSURANCE : Get More For Less

‘She is about 6 months pregnant,’ one of the ladies said. ‘No she is not pregnant. She has excessive tummy fat,’ another lady retorted. This conversation about her enlarged abdomen went on between two ladies in her place of work as Ms B walked along the aisle to her office. She was diagnosed with uterine […]

FAMILY DOCTOR: Do You Have One?

A few times, ill individuals are at crossed roads in deciding what specialty of doctor to consult.  If given the opportunity, many clients would like to be attended to by core specialists- pediatrician for the child with fever, gynecologist for the woman with menstrual pains, cardiologist for the man with hypertension etc.  This expectation is […]

General Health

ANTAGONISTIC ROLE OF FRUITS/JUICE IN MALARIA TREATMENT

Miss TC had just completed her three days dose of artemether-lumefantrine for malaria but still felt unwell. She had visited a street laboratory where blood test for malarial parasite revealed a positive result.  Having a sweet tooth, she had taken her medication with a glass of juice. Her repeat laboratory test following consultation with her […]

Hypertension

HYPERTENSION: Are Your Values Safe?

TK wouldn’t have considered his doctor’s counsel to have a medical check. He has never missed a day at work.  He has never felt unwell.  He has always had good sleep.  Life generally has been fine.  However,  when his buddy, CO, a known hypertensive patient, died from hemorrhagic stroke, he knew it was time to […]