Orthostatic hypotension (or postural hypotension) is a condition whereby someone’s blood pressure suddenly drops when they swiftly stand up from a lying-down position.
What some of you don’t actually know is that depression is a form of sickness, just like malaria or diabetes. And no one can wake up and “snap” out of malaria.
Depression is a serious sickness and soon you’ll understand why I want you to see it that way. So some of you guys can stop sounding like the depressed person who thought of killing himself actually could have helped it
I hear some of you sound like: “I’ve been depressed before and I didn’t kill myself, suicide isn’t an option.”
It breaks my heart each time I see little children who are brought to our neurology clinic here in UBTH because of speech difficulties, mental retardation, drooling of saliva, epilepsy and all other forms of seizures they are suffering because their parents, mothers especially, insisted on vaginal delivery when it was obvious it would not happen.
Every mother wants to put to bed like the legendary ‘Hebrew women’, but let me tell you,
I’ve actually lost count of the number of times young people, guys and ladies alike, call or chat me up to inquire about this hugely famous and abused drug.
When it’s not a call to ask if they should buy it, then it’s about how to take it. Some other times also, it’s about the possible side effects. The questions can be funny shaa.
For the ladies, their pattern of inquiring can be amusing.
It simply means the fertilization of two or more eggs from the SAME MENSTRUAL CYCLE by sperms from different men. In such cases, the twins would be like half siblings with same mother but different fathers.
This is as opposed to the usual homopaternal superfecundation where the twins have the same father and appear as fraternal twins (of same father).
As we all should know by now, during ovulation,
Most of the time, the fibroids are small and are not causing the woman any problems. Some of them are so “quiet” they are even only picked up on abdominal scan for something else, say pregnancy scan. They are referred to as the ASYMPTOMATIC uterine fibroids.
Such fibroids are the “nice” ones and no one bothers about them.
A few months ago, right there at the hospital, we nearly lost a 35-weeks-pregnant woman who was tormented by these three monsters.
She was a Gravida 9 Para 8+0 lady (was in her ninth pregnancy, with the delivery of 8) who had Type IV placenta previa and had had three warning bleeds, the latest occurring just three days before she came to see us.
There are some sexual health decisions that our young girls make – mostly out of fear, ignorance and unpreparedness – which come back and bite them in the ass much later.
As a doctor and sexual health enthusiast, I’ve seen and heard all sorts of world class bullshit, from paternity issues to abortion gone wrong, domestic violence, contraceptive wahala, you name them.
And because of the lectures and efforts we put in at our active XDIFY WhatsApp
IN THIS PART OF the world, sexual health is a dreaded topic publicly.
We are all virgins and pious humans out there, meanwhile, inside the comfort of our bedrooms, we bang more than knock-outs and dynamites put together.
Everyone is either too religious or too scared to openly talk about matters that disturb their sexual and reproductive health, especially ladies.
As such, the problems keep soaring. Sadly