Month: October 2020

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Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension is not as well known as systemic hypertension. When people think about Hypertension, what readily comes to mind is Systemic Hypertension, the one that can be diagnosed by tying a cuff around one’s arm, and checking the blood pressure with the aid of a sphygmomanometer. The reason for this is not far-fetched, as …

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Oral Rehydration Therapy

Oral rehydration therapy is promoted by the World Health Organization to reduce the number of deaths caused by dehydration due to diarrhoea. What is oral rehydration therapy? Oral rehydration therapy is the administration of fluid by mouth to prevent or correct dehydration. Dehydration is the loss of water and dissolved salts from the body. Rehydration …

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Cervical cancer

Cervical Cancer is malignancy affecting the cervix, which is the outermost part of the womb, otherwise called the “mouth” of the womb. It arises when the normal cells lining the cervix undergoes malignant transformation and multiplies uncontrollably, acquiring the tendency to erode and invade surrounding tissues, and the ability to spread to distant sites of …

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Fungal nail infection

What is a fungal nail infection? A fungal nail infection which is also referred to as onychomycosis is the most common disease of the nail. Fungal nail infection can vary in severity from mild to severe. It can affect one or more nails on the hands or feet. However fungal nail infections tend to affect …

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Gestational trophoblastic tumours

Gestational trophoblastic tumours

What Are Gestational trophoblastic tumours? Gestational Trophoblastic Tumours [GTTs], or Gestational Trophoblastic Diseases [GTDs], are abnormal growths arising from placental tissue [or what is meant to form the placenta] due to an aberration in the normal process of fertilization. They are otherwise called pregnancy-related tumours because a gestational/pregnancy event is prerequisite for the development of …

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Menopause-More Than Just Cessation Of Menses

Are you experiencing symptoms of menopause or know someone who is? Do you want to learn more about menopause? When I was somewhere between the ages of  5 and 10, I remember my Mom constantly complaining of irritability, excessive sweating, and episodes of generalized hotness of the body, so intense that she sometimes described it …

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