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Executive Director:@_The100kclub, Medical Doctor, Amaka's hypeman. Actor. Perfume collector. Writer. Knight of the @ICFJ 📧info@aprokodoctor.com
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Nov 8, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
Wait, you use all the seasoning that comes with your noodles?

You don't like your heart?

Time for a thread. Do yourself a favor today, take a look at the labels of the noodles

Look out for the sodium content in it, it is recommended that most people between 19 to 50 years take about 1.5g of Sodium a day

While salt intake should not exceed one teaspoon in a day about 6g
Sep 23, 2022 12 tweets 3 min read
I started putting aside at least 60% of my income, and this is how it changed my life, but before that, let me take you back.

I wasn't always a person that saved. After all, this life na one… Until I learned a terrible lesson. Luckily for me, this lesson was early I believed money was for spending and rightly so, but not all your money is for spending. After medical school, I got a few gigs where I got paid and I was supposed to keep that money in preparation for my housemanship. I earned quite some money in those gigs.
Sep 3, 2022 9 tweets 2 min read
Ladies, if your blood group has a negative sign beside it, this thread is for you. A-, B-, O- etc

It means your blood group is Rhesus Negative, getting pregnant for a man whose blood is Rh-positive could mean problems for future pregnancies

Here's how
RT for awareness please Let's assume that the baby's group is Rh-positive, your body and cells will approach the Rh-positive protein as a foreign body

If blood cells from your baby cross your bloodstream, which can happen during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, or during an abortion or a miscarriage
Aug 19, 2022 10 tweets 2 min read
I did not see clearly until I was 11 years old and here's what I learnt from that experience

Thread: I am the eldest of three siblings and for as long as I can remember I was one of those kids that sat very close to the TV set despite my parents shouting to leave the TV.

I didn't know how to tell them I could only see the TV when I sit close to it.
Aug 9, 2022 9 tweets 2 min read
It was after I graduated medical school in 2014 and launched into the labor market fully,that I realized life as a young graduate is a full time job on its own.
There are few paid internships for you to learn on the job with.

I started working 3jobs as a graduate medical doctor. Yes, 3 demanding always-on-duty jobs. If you think that a regular 9-5 job is hard enough, imagine working 3 jobs in the medical field.

You know what that means; very little free time for me to do what I was passionate about - which is talking about health.
So what did I do?
Jul 17, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
People living with Diabetes should NEVER WALK BAREFOOT EVEN IN THEIR HOMES. Thread.

Diabetes destroys the nerves in the foot which can lead to decreased sensations, so they don't know they may be injured

It also destroys arteries which affects Oxygen delivery needed for healing The combination of reduced oxygen and increased blood sugar creates an environment that makes it difficult for wounds to heal

These wounds become infected because the high sugar encourages germs to grow

All these may lead to that part of the foot dying and needing to be cut off
Jul 16, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
I almost lost my business mail account because my bank card stopped working.

My friend can't pay for Facebook ads with his current card anymore.

My content writer can't get icloud with her current bank card. This is a mess we're in. In a world that's supposed to be connected Only a few days ago, platforms that Nigerians like you and I were using for international transactions got shut down. Online businesses are suffering.

We deserve kudos for the amount of hoops we're meant to jump through... just to have a decent chance at normalcy.
Jun 26, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
I woke this morning and remembered the day I delivered a baby in the staircase of a building

I came to visit a friend in his hospital, the hospital was on the last floor. I ran up the stairs only to be slowed down by this woman in front of me, slowly climbing the staircase A bag was on the steps behind her

Ma, is everything alright?

She shook her head and gripped the staircase hard. I could see she was in excruciating pain.

I noticed she was pregnant! It made sense now!

Why was she alone? Who was with her?
The bag was her delivery materials
Jun 25, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
WARNING!

If you have a newborn baby, avoid camphor around them and even on their clothes

Camphor is linked to jaundice in some newborn babies

Jaundice is yellow coloration of their skin and eyes because of overproduction of bilirubin. It can cause brain damage. How?

Thread Our red cells contain hemoglobin, this is what helps carry the oxygen from your lungs to other places

When red blood cells are broken down, this haemoglobin is broken down to bilirubin

When this gets to the liver, they are combined with a compound that makes them less harmful
Jun 19, 2022 11 tweets 2 min read
Drinking water is good, but if you drink unclean water, you could get stomach ulcers.

Many people think that fasting or not eating enough causes stomach ulcer, but it's either bad water or abusing drugs like Ibuprofen in the class of NSAIDS that caused theirs

Let me explain: Your stomach secretes an acid known as gastric acid with a pH of less than 3.5 enough to burn through your skin, why doesnt this burn your stomach?

This is because your stomach is protected by a sheet of mucus like substance that protects it from being destroyed by this acid
Jun 2, 2022 6 tweets 1 min read
You cannot avoid stress.

Stress will affect every aspect of your life, especially if you live in busy cities like Lagos

Those moments in traffic, the driver that cuts in front of you, the hectic job schedule, deadline etc

Your body starts to release hormones that put your body In flight or fight mode, it makes your heart pump faster, muscles tighten

Now this is supposed to be for a short moment, but when it happens over and over again, day after day, it can affect your health in the long run.

At this point we call it chronic stress
May 21, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
At one point, I was working in 3 different hospitals and living out of my bag

I told myself I was hustling, that sleep was for the weak and poor.

Until my blood pressure got so high that I would have had a stroke.

I was only 27 then.

Take it easy.

Know when to rest I used to take 3 bottles of soda a day, at least one energy drink every other sat, I wasn't exercising,

My excuse was "I'm too busy" and yes I was, seeing up to 60 patients a day, it made sense to say that.

But I was slowly dying

Add that to the fact that I weight over 100kg
Mar 31, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
If we're honest, the only reason you think your wife should seek permission from you before going out is because you think she's not capable of making her own decisions. You think of her less.

She can inform you, let you know of her whereabouts. That's courtesy. Deep down, you don't think she's your equal, you think she's your employee.

Because you don't take permission from her before you go out, why does she have to?

Your wife who is an adult is perfectly capable of making her decisions and the consequences thereof.

Do better.
Mar 20, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
I know toothpaste adverts show people covering the surface of the toothbrush with paste.

You don't need that much paste to brush your teeth. You need a small amount, like the size of a grain of brown beans.

Also, don't rinse your mouth, just spit out
#WOHD22 It is the fluoride in your toothpaste that prevents your teeth from decaying and prevents bacteria from colonizing your mouth and causing bad breath

Rinsing off the toothpaste just washes off all the fluoride and your mouth is bare again, you'd notice your breath turns bad fast
Mar 8, 2022 8 tweets 2 min read
First off, you need to understand that sugar can be addictive.

Most carbonated drinks can cause the release of dopamine in the area of the brain that also responds to addictive drugs like cocaine and the rest.

Step 1: Know that sugar can be addictive and you might be addicted Because it can be addictive, it can also get your brain to the point where you need more and more of it to achieve the same result.

What result?

Dopamine is a "reward hormone" so your brain is being rewarded for something. That makes you always want to go for it.
Mar 6, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
A baby can suddenly die, this is known as sudden infant death syndrome.

Don’t use pillows, blankets, duvets etc in your baby’s sleep area, and keep all those items away from your baby’s face.

They should also not sleep on adult mattresses or sofas, only in their cribs

RT DON'T place babies on their stomachs to sleep

Put them on their backs to sleep, this helps reduce the chances of Sudden infant death syndrome

Babies can be placed on their stomach when they are awake and playing and somebody is watching them
Feb 5, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
If you're unsure about a hair dye, apply a small portion on a part of your skin first to see if there's any reaction before applying on your scalp.

Some contain PPD (p-Phenylenediamine)

PPD is banned in some countries

It can cause this swelling

RT to help someone. Not everybody will have this reaction to hair dyes containing PPD, but if you do, it can be really painful!

The reactions can start as soon as 2 days after

But that's not where it stops
Jan 24, 2022 12 tweets 3 min read
Some cases you see change your life forever.

I'll never forget this woman that came in with a swollen right leg, she had lost so much weight.

This was in 2015 where I was trying to get some skills before placement. We asked questions, did our investigations and found out that she had cervical cancer, it broke our hearts. It had started spreading to other organs in her body and usually, at this point, her chances were looking bad.

She showed her previous photos, was so full of life
Jan 15, 2022 13 tweets 3 min read
Stomach ulcer is:
NOT caused by hunger
NOT caused by pepper

Stomach ulcer is commonly caused by:
H. Pylori infection
Abuse of drugs like Ibuprofen or Diclofenac called NSAIDS

It is also curable and treatable. Your stomach secretes an acid known as gastric acid with a pH of less than 3.5 enough to burn through your skin, why doesnt this burn your stomach?

This is because your stomach is protected by a sheet of mucus like substance that protects it from being destroyed by this acid
Jan 14, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
For all of you who have had questions about how to invest your money this year I have some good news for you. @risevest is hosting an investment conference in January 29th that will tell you all about how to invest SAFELY and SUCCESSFULLY in 2022. It's a physical event that will be holding at The Civic Center on Ozumba Mbadiwe, starting from 10am SHARP.
Dec 11, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
The cough, sore throat and body pain you have right now is not malaria.

I know it's your body, but it's not malaria. Here in this part of the world, we assume that once you have generic symptoms, it's malaria. So sometimes, without a test, people go out and get drugs.

Wrong.

Sometimes ,the symptoms are a pointer.

Cough, cattarh, are usually symptoms of a respiratory infection not malaria