HUNCHBACK (SCOLIOSIS) ISSUES IN NIGERIA: A New Perspective

HUNCHBACK (SCOLIOSIS) ISSUES IN NIGERIA: A New Perspective

“Abuke,” the translation for hunchback among the Yoruba speaking tribe in Southwest Nigeria, has many perceptions. Some people with this condition are treated with scorn, fear, pity, or indifference. A few of these individuals have been victims of ritual killings. Definition: Hunchback (Scoliosis) results from abnormal growth and development of the backbones. These backbones referred […]

ASTHMA

ASTHMA: The Facts And Myths About The Disease

AA is an 8-year old boy. He was taken to the clinic with complaints of cough, noisy breathing, and difficulty with breathing. This had occurred on most nights for about 4months. His mother initially thought he was having nightmares as he often woke up at night breathless. His symptoms reduce moderately with cough syrups but […]

MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS

DIABETES MELLITUS (DM): 10 Frequently Asked Questions

Today, the 14th of November, is World Diabetes Day. All over, awareness is being created in addressing one of the silent killer diseases- diabetes mellitus. Diabetes mellitus is often shortened as ‘diabetes’ although another form of diabetes is Diabetes Insipidus. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about diabetes mellitus. What is Diabetes Mellitus? […]

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. […]

5 BENEFITS OF CHEWING YOUR FOOD THOROUGHLY

5 BENEFITS OF CHEWING YOUR FOOD THOROUGHLY

Chewing, also known as mastication, is the process by which food is crushed and ground by the teeth after being properly positioned by the cheek and tongue. The chewing process is actually extremely important and serves as the first step in your digestive process. The way you chew, including how long you chew, can significantly […]

cataract eye

CATARACT: A Leading Cause of Visual Impairment

AA is a 56-year-old man who complained of gradual worsening of his vision. Everything appears blurry to him and he has difficulty driving at night. He is not a known diabetic or hypertensive. Evaluation confirmed that he has cataract. Read more about CATARACT: A Leading Cause of Visual Impairment

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Dr Olagoke Ewedairo is a consultant family physician with over a decade experience as a clinician. He obtained his MB: BS degree from the University of Lagos. He completed a post-graduate training in Family Medicine and was awarded the Fellowship in Family Medicine by the National Post-graduate Medical College of Nigeria. He also has a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. He is passionate about improving patients’ health outcome as well as patient education. He can be
reached via email at gokcee01@yahoo.com.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, EXERCISE & PHYSICAL FITNESS: Non-medicinal Approach To Healthy Living

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity/exercise (brisk walking, swimming, volleyball, basketball, gardening, house chores) per week or 75 minutes  of vigorous intensity physical activity/exercise (jogging, running, fast swimming, etc.)  per week and 2 days or more per week of strength and balance exercises (resistant training, standing […]