Friday, 13 October 2017

OFF ON STUDY LEAVE; WE'LL BE BACK SOON.


Hello our very distinguished "DR KEVWE'S BLOG" Readers.  WE ARE VERY SORRY FOR THE UNANNOUNCED BREAK IN CONTENT DELIVERY.....
Sorry it's coming late but this is to inform you that, every member of our team is coincidentally  currently off overseas, on a self improvement STUDY LEAVE!  Our joint aim is to be in better positions to serve you at excellent global standards. When we return, we promise to do a quick recap of all that has happened during our short time away from the Blogosphere. We also promise to hit you with more juicy "Health related gossip and ground breaking trends....." via written and video content. Our priority is that you get adequately INFOTAINED; Health wise.... but for now,kindly bear with us. We'll be back soon!!!  Wishing you all Godspeed with your health related endeavours-physically,emotionally,financially,socially and otherwise.
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Friday, 11 August 2017

#Fitness : How Do I Get My Hot Physic Back? #Plank!!! Image.

👀: myfitnesspal.com 

Another Saturday is here and after running a busy Clinic over the week, I know for sure,the thoughts on many overweight /obese minds, especially those who were particularly in top shape at some point or the other -"How do I get my hot physic back?"....💭 Fortunately we are in the same boat but study the image above for  what I am trying out,alongside a fairly appropriate diet and take action today -:#PLANKS! & I'm getting great results. You should try too.

I'm trying to hit this form again. Don't bother about how I look now. ..😆 Be result focused. Have a healthy Saturday ahead distinguished "DR KEVWE'S BLOG  (DKB)" Readers.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

#Fitness - Best Gift For Your Abs On A Saturday Morning Is A #Plank!!!

👀: youtube.com

If you missed out on giving your abdominal muscles (Abs) the best/perfect gift for a typical lie-in Saturday morning,then don't miss out this evening; keep calm and PLANK!!! Are you one of those  males or females who so much wishes to one day develop a very fit looking body with a super admirable anterior abdominal wall? Actually are you one of us 😅??? Have you been seeking to build internal strength (core) but can't stand facing the "no-pain-no-gain" rigours of your gym Instructor? Are you over 6 weeks post-child birth 👩 and wondering how your abdomen can regress back in after being cleared for exercise by your Obstetrician? Then we can start effectively easy with simple Planks. 
👀: Pinterest|Plank

In case you want full instructions of how to go about this simple aerobic routine that can work wonders with your body muscles as you remain stedfast in just within a month,enjoy the video below. As for me,5 rounds of simple planks for 1 minute each has set an excellent precedence for what promises to be a profitable Saturday ahead.

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Thursday, 3 August 2017

Sad Departure - Medical Doctor Gunned Down By Robbers In Port-Harcourt Last Night.


The death of a medical Doctor from gunshot following a robbery attack in Port-Harcourt yesterday night is causing uneasy tension and sadness amongst colleagues all around Nigeria. Late Dr. Chidi Odumegwu, is said to have graduated from the University of Nigeria Nsuka with the 2011 class and was very well loved amongst his family, friends and colleagues.

"Dear colleagues, Dr   Chidi Odumegwu who works at Sophike clinic died from gunshot following a robbery yesterday night 10.30pm on ada George road. He was in company's of another Dr Tony who works at  Springs hospital who ran to hide during the attack and came back to find him in a pool of blood. The Toyota  Venza/matrix car was  snatched.  Dr Tony who was held by the police in ?  protective custody has been released. The Drs family has been notified. "

The message of Dr Alasia (NMA Chairman Rivers State) informing colleagues of the sad incidence.  How long can a people continue in such a hostile environment ????

Our very sincere condolences to members of the late Doctors family. God help us all. Sad times for the medical Community indeed.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

World #Breastfeeding Week 2017: Sustaining Breastfeeding Together - WHO Infographics.

👀:https://www.instagram.com/christina_sutra/

Yesterday, August 1st 2017, marked the beginning of "WORLD BREAST FEEDING WEEK 2017" and everyday until August 7th 2017, the World Alliance for Breast Feeding Action (WABA) supported by the World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nation's Children's Fund (UNICEF) and other stake holders all over the world, will continue to organise events and disseminate information to reiterate the theme this year - "SUSTAINING BREASTFEEDING TOGETHER". Study after study continue to prove that there is no perfect substitute for breast milk from the birth of a child through the first 6 months of life but with life and the many challenges that can arise, if breastfeeding has to be successfully sustained, then it must be together as a team and no the responsibility of the biological mother only. WHO Infographics below say it all.


800,000 infant deaths?????God have mercy!!!SUSTAINING BREASTFEEDING TOGETHER is a global necessity!!!

*What many mothers are already doing and more. We must give kudos to them.


What many of us are already doing actually!!!

Better put,"WHAT LAW MAKERS MUST DO"!!!

For more information,refer to References below.
REFERENCES:
WABA|WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK

UNICEF|GLOBAL BREASTFEEDING COLLECTIVE

WHO|INFANT AND YOUNG CHILD FEEDING

WHO|Breastfeeding Infographics

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

#Peadiatrichealth: Diaries Of A Fast Tiring Team And Childhood Cancers - Dr Adeseye Akinsete

👀: pinterest.com

A child is born to proud parents. They have lofty plans for him/her. A bombshell comes at them in the form of a cancer diagnosis. The parents are devastated. The little one wonders why Mummy is crying and Daddy has tears in his eyes. Little Wazobia has leukemia. In the West, survival is over 90%. In Nigeria, survival is less than 5%. The child in the UK will have a bone marrow test done within 24 hours. All support systems are activated. The parents get time off work to deal with the stress. Wazobia's father approaches his HMO. They tell him that cancer care is not funded by them. Please tell me, what do they fund? He cannot get his bone marrow test done within one week because of many logistic issues. The system has no record of him, so, how will the system support his/her parents. The father sells his car, mummy sells her car. All the savings are utilized to pay for care. Some drugs are not available in the country. Pharmaceutical companies have problems/obstacles thrown at them from regulators so drugs are not available. Adult cancer patients get their medications because everyone knows about breast, cervical, prostate cancer. How many know children have cancers? Ten month olds with cancers! You must be kidding. After all the toil and pain, Wazobia dies leaving grieving parents, wondering siblings,  pained volunteers, tearful doctors and distraught nurses. The death. just a statistic. O Lord where do we go? What do we do?
👀: affinitycheck,come

 This is dedicated to all the grieving parents and it is a cry for help that children are dying from childhood cancers.  

👀: nyccbf.com

From a fast tiring team.

                  By Dr Adeseye Akinsete

Paediatrician at lagos university teaching hospital,idi-araba, lagos


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Saturday, 29 July 2017

See How Kim Kardashian West Advertised For A Morning Sickness Medication Company- Photo.

👀:drawcentral.com

She might be the most controversial American celebrity to you but Kim Kardashian West has surely got the interest of her millions of fans at heart,especially the pregnant ones to be. 😬 See how she advertised Diclegis - a morning sickness relief medication to her fans on instagram.

#Ad #DYK 4 million babies are born each year in the US. That means a lot of my US followers are mommies2B who could have morning sickness like I did! I want to share what helped me: Diclegis® (doxylamine succinate/pyridoxine HCl), the only FDA-approved medication for morning sickness when diet & lifestyle changes fail. My doctor assured me that it’s safe & effective for mom & baby. It’s also easy to recognize - it has the cutest pregnant lady on it! #DontSufferinSilence you’re not alone! If you have morning sickness, ask your healthcare provider if #Diclegis is right for you. The most common side effect of Diclegis is drowsiness. Diclegis.com US Residents Only Diclegis is a prescription medicine used to treat nausea & vomiting of pregnancy in women who haven’t improved with change in diet or other non-medicine treatments. Limitation of Use: Diclegis hasn’t been studied in women with hyperemesis gravidarum. Important Safety Information Don’t take Diclegis if you’re allergic to any of the ingredients in Diclegis. You should also not take Diclegis in combination with medicines called monoamine oxidase inhibitors, as these medicines can intensify & prolong the adverse CNS effects of Diclegis. Don’t drive, operate heavy machinery or other activities that need your full attention unless your healthcare provider says that you may do so. Don’t drink alcohol or take other central nervous system depressants such as cough & cold medicines, certain pain medicines & medicines that help you sleep while you take Diclegis. Severe drowsiness can happen or become worse causing falls or accidents. It is not known if Diclegis is safe & effective in children under 18 years of age. Keep Diclegis & all medicines out of the reach of children. Tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you’re breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Diclegis can pass into your breast milk & may harm your baby. You shouldn’t breastfeed while using Diclegis. Additional safety information can be found at DiclegisImportantSafetyinfo.com. Duchesnay USA encourages you to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit fda.gov/medwatch or
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In case you didn't know already, morning sickness refers to the feelings of recurrent nausea and associated vomiting experienced by a lot of women in early pregnancy. The exact cause is unknown but it is thought to be associated with hormonal changes. Though it can be very unpleasant to the mother to be,the baby is usually fine. Management usually entails a lot of rest and fluid intake,as well as,dietary modifications. A medication like the one mentioned above is however said to be the first FDA approved for home management. Some women go on to experience a very severe form of morning sickness referred to as Hyperemesis Gravidarum - severe nausea and recurrent vomiting associated with electrolyte (chemical ion) imbalance upon testing in a clinical setting. Patients are usually admitted for a few days and management modalities include symptomatic relief and fluid replacement. For more information,see References below.

REFERENCES:
INSTAGRAM|KIM KARDASHIAN

NHS|Nausea and Morning Sickness

Medscape|Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Friday, 28 July 2017

WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2017: How Do We "ELIMINATE #Hepatitis"? The Strategic Framework- WHO

👀: who.int
World Hepatitis Day 2017 Events are in full swing all around the world and the emphasis is on how we can all work together to "ELIMINATE HEPATITIS". Fortunately, the first GLOBAL HEALTH SECTOR STRATEGY ON VIRAL HEPATITIS by the World Health Organisation (WHO) was formulated to be executed in this regard between 2016 to 2021, towards ending Viral Hepatitis- the most common cause of inflammatory injury to the liver- with a focused longterm agenda of eliminating viral Hepatitis as a major Public Health treat by 2030. It is however important to get a better understanding of: how it all begins from transmission of the disease to infection; the possible effects of especially Hepatitis B & C on the liver and how things can progress if management control measures are not sort after; just to better appreciate why we must all strive to ensure that,as much as possible,we "ELIMINATE HEPATITIS" come 2030.
👀: liver.ca

Though Hepatitis can be caused by chemical assaults on the liver e.g. the longterm effects of alcohol abuse or short to longterm effects of certain drugs, as well as certain autoimmune conditions in which the body for unclear reasons, develops immune cells that attack the liver, majority of cases worldwide occur as a result Hepatitis Virus infections  and emphasis is usually on Hepatitis B & C because of the potential for chronicity (long term infection)/ progression to severe liver damage and cancer. Route of transmission for these 2 viruses would either be via: sharing of needles between  infected and non-infected intravenous drug users; transfusion of infected blood; mother-to-child transmission during delivery in some cases or via sexual intercourse with an actively infected/disease transmitting partner. The body reacts to initial injury to the liver, attempting to repair via inherent physiologic mechanisms that eventually fail,leading to more injury. Symptoms include: greenish-yellow discolouration of the eyes (jaundice) in majority of cases,generalised weakness, general feeling of unwell,nausea and vomiting, mild headaches in some cases +/- low grade increase in body temperature. In some cases, infection can however go unnoticed (asymptomatic) and coincidentally picked up during hospital visits for other complaints. In a number of cases, if the disease is not diagnosed via appropriate testing or ignored after diagnosis for reasons best known to the patient,continued liver injury eventually progresses to severe scarification/liver damage-"Cirrhosis" and then "Liver cancer"  in a percentage of the infected population,as illustrated above. The result of this trend was a whooping 1.34 million deaths worldwide in 2015 alone,from 325 million people identified to be living with chronic Hepatitis. Imagine the unidentified case figure and do a mental estimation of what the world has been dealing with. Now you appreciate the dire need for testing and identification of cases for onward treatment, as prevention/control of spread would even be defective, if gaps continue to exist in testing,diagnosis and treatment. The Infographic below gives percent estimates of "Testing and Treatment" gaps as at 2015,as well as the targets for coverage,come 2020 and eventually by 2030, if the strategic framework is followed to the latter.
👀: who.int

These targets can only be achieved via meaningful collaboration between the public and private stakeholders involved,as well as concerted efforts from members of the general public. The Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis and other policy efforts in the near future will work if as individuals or families,we:
*  present for appropriate testing.

* avoid unsafe sexual practices via -abstinence, being faithful or appropriate use of condoms (ABC)
* make injections safe by avoidance of needle/sharps sharing

* insist on appropriate screening of blood products and confirmation before transfusion

* partake in routine Antenatal care etc.

As a General Practitioner & Public Health Advocate, I have registered with the "NOHep" group and made my Pledges stating that, there is NO EXCUSE whatsoever,"as I will contribute my quota towards eliminating Hepatitis" .  We must all take our stands and make take vital action to see that,as a global unit,we "ELIMINATE HEPATITIS"!!!

For more details on the Global Strategy and ongoing responses,visit the References below.

REFERENCES:
WHO|ELIMINATE HEPATITIS

WHO|GLOBAL HEALTH SECTOR STRATEGY ON VIRAL HEPATITIS 2016-2021

WHO|What Is Hepatitis?

NOhep|A Global Movement To Eliminate Viral Hepatitis By 2030


Thursday, 27 July 2017

"ELIMINATE #HEPATITIS" : World Hepatitis Day 2017 -The Problem Magnitude!!!W.H.O. INFOGRAPHIC

WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2017 by DR KEVWE
Today "July 28th" is World Hepatitis Day 2017 and from all indications this year,the general consensus amongst stakeholders all over the world is to work towards a central goal, to "ELIMINATE HEPATITIS"-an inflammatory(body's reaction to injury) condition of the liver mostly caused by the Hepatitis Viruses.
👀:terra.es

We would explore simple measures that can be taken to "ELIMINATE HEPATITIS" in a follow up and more explanatory article, especially as has been summarised in the World Health Organisation's (WHO) first "Global Health Sector Strategy On Viral Hepatitis 2016-2021"but for now,we must first appreciate the magnitude of the problem,so as to better understand how important eliminating Hepatitis amongst other disease conditions,is to the world. See global statistics in the WHO Infographic below.

REFERENCES:
WHO|World Hepatits Day, 28 July 2017/Eliminate Hepatitis

WHO|What Is Hepatitis?

#MENSHEALTH - What Every Adult Should Know About The Famous Prostate & It's Care. Dr Anonymous

👀:en.wikipedia.com

Gentlemen, I am here to speak with you on Prostate. The topic is misleading. Is prostate strictly for men? Yes, ONLY men have prostate and ONLY men over 40 years but the healthcare enlightenment is for everyone. There is no woman who does not know a man 40 years and above, father, uncle, brother, son, friend, neighbour, colleague.
👀:wikihow.com

Essentially what I will be doing today is health promotion. Responsible health promotion must provide three things:

1. Information
2. Reassurance
3. A plan of action.

Let me start with a background on prostate health.

Everyone has a pair of kidneys. The job of the kidney is to remove waste. It is the LAWMA (waste management company) of your body. Everyday your blood passes through the kidney several times to be filtered. As the blood is filtered, urine is formed and stored in a temporary storage tank called the urinary bladder.

If there were to be no urinary bladder, as a man walks on the road, urine will be dropping.

Now think of the plumbing work in your house. Think of the urinary bladder as the overhead storage tank. From the storage tank, a good plumber will run pipes to other parts of the house, including the kitchen. God in His wisdom ran pipes from our urinary bladder to the tip of the penis. The pipe is called the urethra. Just below the bladder and surrounding the urethra is a little organ called the prostate gland.
👀:thehealthdigest.org

The prostate gland is the size of a walnut and weighs about 20grams. Its job is to make the seminal fluid which is stored in the seminal vesicle. During sexual intercourse, seminal fluid comes down the urethra and mixes with the sperms produced in the testicles to form the semen. So semen technically is not sperm. It is sperm + seminal fluid. The seminal fluid lubricates the sperm.

After age 40, for reasons that may be hormonal, the prostate gland begins to enlarge in some men. From 20 grams it may grow to almost 100 grams. As it enlarges, it squeezes the urethra and the man begins to notice changes in the way he urinate.
👀:siumed.edu

If you have a son under 10, if he has a little mischief like we all did at that age, when he comes out to urinate, he can target the ceiling and the jet will hit target. Call his father to do same, wahala dey. His urine stream is weak, cannot travel a long distance and sometimes may come straight down on his legs. So he may need to stand in awkward position to urinate. Not many men will be worried their urine stream cannot hit the ceiling. Toilets are on the floor and not on the ceiling. But other symptoms begin to show.
👀:wiki.how

* TERMINAL DRIPPLING:

The man begins to notice that after urinating and repacking, urine still drops on his pants. This is the reason why after an older man urinates, he has to ring bell. A younger man simply delivers to the last drop and walks away. Just see an older man coming from the bathroom. Sometimes he may clutch the newspaper closely to hide the urine stains, particularly on plain colored trousers.

* HESISTANCY:

At this point you wait longer for the urine flow to start. There are 2 valves that must open for you to urinate – the internal and external sphincters. Both open but because of obstructions in the urethra, you wait long for the flow to start.

* INCOMPLETE EMPTYING:

You have this feeling immediately after urinating that there is still something left.

As all these things happen, the bladder begins to work harder to compensate for the obstruction in the urethra. The frequency of urination goes up. Urgency sets in. sometimes you have to practically run into the toilet. Nocturia (excessive urination during night time) also becomes common. You wake up more than 2 times at night to urinate. Your wife begins to complain.

Men being men may not talk to anyone even at this point. Then the more serious complications start.

Stored urine gets infected and there may be burning sensation when urinating.

Stored urine forms crystals. Crystals come together to form stone either in the bladder or in the kidney. Stones may block the urethra.

Chronic urinary retention sets in. The bladder stores more and more urine. The size of the bladder is 40 - 60 cl. A bottle of coke is 50cl. As the bladder stores more urine it can enlarge up to 300cl. An overfilled bladder may leak and this leads to wetting / urinary incontinence. Also the volume may put pressure on the kidney and may lead to kidney damage.

What may likely bring the man to hospital is acute urinary retention. He wakes up one day and he is not able to pass urine.

Everything I have described above is associated with prostate enlargement, technically called benign prostate hyperplasia.

There are other diseases of the prostate like:

1. Prostatitis – inflammation of the prostate

2. Prostate cancer – cancer of the prostate.
👀:mensstyle.com.au

This discussion is on prostate enlargement.

I have bad news and good news.

The bad news is that almost everyman may have prostate enlargement if they live long enough.

The good news is that there are life style changes that can help the man after 40 to maintain optimum prostate health.

* NUTRITION:

Look at what you eat. 33% of all cancers, according to the US National Cancer Institute is related to what we eat.
Red meat everyday triples your chances of prostate disease. Milk everyday doubles your risk. Not taking fruits / vegetables daily quadruples your risk.

Tomatoes are very good for men. If that is the only thing your wife can present in the evening, eat it with joy. It has loads of lycopene. Lycopene is the most potent natural antioxidant.
Foods that are rich in zinc are also good for men. We recommend pumpkin seeds (ugbogulu).
Zinc is about the most essential element for male sexuality and fertility.

Men need more zinc than women. Every time a man ejaculates he loses 15mg of zinc. Zinc is also important for alcohol metabolism. Your liver needs zinc to metabolize alcohol.

*ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION:

As men begin to have urinary symptoms associated with prostate enlargement, it is important they look at alcohol consumption. More fluid in means more fluid out. 

Drink less. Drink slowly.

*EXERCISE:

Exercise helps build the muscle tone. Every man should exercise. Men over 40 should avoid high impact exercise like jogging. It puts pressure on the knees. Cycling is bad news for the prostate. We recommend brisk walking.

*SITTING:
When we sit, two-third of our weight rests on the pelvic bones. Men who sit longer are more prone to prostate symptoms. Do not sit for long hours. Walk around as often as you can. Sit on comfortable chairs. We recommend a divided saddle chair if you must sit long hours.

*DRESSING:

Men should avoid tight underwear. It impacts circulation around the groin and heats it up a bit. While the physiological temperature is 37 degrees, the groin has an optimal temperature of about 33 degrees. Pant is a no - no for men. Wear boxers.  Wear breathable clothing.

*SMOKING:

Avoid smoking. It affects blood vessels and impacts circulation around the groin.

*SEX:
👀:sheknows.com

Regular sex is good for the prostate.

Celibates are more prone to prostate illness. While celibacy is a moral decision, it is not a biological adaptation. Your prostate gland is designed to empty its contents regularly.

By: DR ANONYMOUS.

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