The man with the 132-pound scrotum’: Unraveling the medical mystery

  Wesley Warren wore a zip-up hoodie on his bottom half because he couldn’t fit into pants with his enlarged scrotum. Story highlights Wesley Warren struggled with a medical condition called scrotal lymphedema In the United States, it’s caused by blockages in the lymphatic vessels A patient’s enlarged scrotum can keep growing if left untreated, […]

Stroke: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

  Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death in the US, with one person dying every 4 minutes as a result. Approximately 800,000 people have a stroke each year; about one every 40 seconds. Only heart disease, cancer and chronic lower respiratory diseases are more deadly.1-3 Strokes occur due to problems with the blood […]

What is High Blood Pressure?

  High blood pressure, also known as HBP or hypertension, is a widely misunderstood medical condition. Some people think that those with hypertension are tense, nervous or hyperactive, but hypertension has nothing to do with personality traits. The truth is, you can be a calm, relaxed person and still have HBP. Let’s look at the […]

What is Goitre?

Goitre is a swelling (hypertrophy) of a gland in the neck called the thyroid gland.  The thyroid gland is situated in front of the windpipe and is responsible for producing and secreting hormones that regulate growth and metabolism. In rare cases, enlargement of the thyroid gland is caused by cancer, leading to a diagnosis of […]

WHAT IS GLOUCOMA?

Glaucoma is one of the world’s leading causes of blindness. But if caught in time, the disease can usually be controlled and loss of vision prevented. The glaucoma services unit at Prems’ Eye Clinic is dedicated to fighting glaucoma through patient education and community outreach. Every year,millions of people worldwide go blind from Glaucoma. Just […]

Stomach Ulser Symptoms

A stomach ulcer (also called a peptic ulcer) is a small erosion (hole) in the gastrointestinal tract. The most common type, duodenal, occurs in the first 12 inches of small intestine beyond the stomach. Ulcers that form in the stomach are called gastric ulcers. An ulcer is not contagious or cancerous. Duodenal ulcers are almost […]

Discover The 7 Early Signs of Type 2 Diabetes.

The information below was published by WHO a few months ago. I am sure it will be of help to you. So many death caused by Diabetes is due to ignorance or lack of knowledge on it. These spurred the need to highlight to you the following facts sourced from WHO (World Health Organization) documentation; There is […]

‘FG to issue certificates to people cured of leprosy’

The ministry of health is considering certificates for people cured of leprosy to be able to return to society without facing discrimination or marginalisation. Speaking during a visit to Alheri, an independent community of people affected by leprosy sited in Yangoji, minister of state for health, Osagie Ehanire, said he would advocate for certificates to […]

10 Healthy Foods That Are Actually Not Healthy

Do you think you’re eating healthy foods just because you’re choosing the salad option over the burger? Well, as healthy as those leafy greens are, the dressing and additives in it could be sabotaging your attempts toward a healthier diet. With as hectic as life is these days, the last thing you need to be […]

Paracetamol: a friend or a villain?

In general, when people think of paracetamol they think of a “friendly” medication that can be used without any possible problems and it is beyond doubt a very useful medication. As a matter of fact, almost everyone carries some … just in case. Funnily enough, it is a general belief that it is good for […]