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Feb 4 13 tweets 3 min read
Today is #WorldCancerDay

Here is a quick list of the top cancers killing people. I added ways you can prevent and reduce your risk of having these Cancers

Please save, share, bookmark, everyone definitely needs to see this.

Here BREAST CANCER

-Self breast examination
-Exclusive breastfeeding
-Reduce use of Oral contraceptives
-Reduce your Alcohol & smoking
-If you're Obese try and lose weight
- Healthy diet
-Know if Breast Cancer runs in your family
- Don't forget to get your Breast Mammogram
Jan 21 12 tweets 3 min read
On this issue of Ulcer.
Please read & share

A typical day in the life of a Nigerian.

They keep treating Ulcer, not knowing it could be anything, even something as dangerous as a Cancer could be in the stomach then present to the hospital late.

Here is a sad reality Someone starts to feel pain in the chest area

They go to a Chemist or Hospital. They complain pain is worse with peppery food

They say is it is Ulcer. medication and antacids are prescribed. They feel better
They're told avoid peppery foods. they're thankful as they feel better
Jan 18 6 tweets 2 min read
QUESTION OF THE DAY?

Young Man noticed his hands look like this.

What is this?
What causes this?

Drop an answer, comment, and repost.
BREAKDOWN drops shortly. Image This shows a picture of a skin condition called VITILIGO.

VITILIGO happens when cells of the body called MELANOCYTES that gives it the Dark color are destroyed.

They produce MELANIN.
MELANIN gives skin its Dark colour & protects.

It is reduced , these places appear light
Jan 13 4 tweets 1 min read
After the NDLEA space yesterday, People reached out to me to compile Street names of drugs

Here. Save, share & Bookmark so you don't fall victim

COLOS- Colorado ( mix of plenty drugs including Cannabis)

ROOFIES- Rohypnol (Used in Rape at parties)

MKPURU MMIRI-Methamphetamine WEED- Marijuana

MOLLY- Ecstasy

DOWNER- Barbiturates

COKE, CRACK - Cocaine

TRAMADOL- Young Papi

PENT- Pentazocine.

CODEINE- Captain Cody, little C, school boy

CRANK, METH- Methamphetamine.

QUALUDES - Methaqualone.

UPPER SPEED- Amphetamine.

ANGEL DUST- Phencyclidine.
Jan 9 20 tweets 5 min read
We have all been hearing news about young people (under 40s) who just died of an unknown cause

They were not sick, not involved in an accident. Died suddenly

I'm glad we are having a conversation around what are possible causes

Here are my submissions- A Doctor's perspective What I think

I'd hypothesize that Hypertension might be tops. A lot of young people don't know their blood pressure.

High blood pressure is a silent killer.

It will just continue till one day, one has a heart attack. Not everyone makes it from a Heart attack
( Most don't)
Dec 28, 2023 10 tweets 2 min read
In 2024, If you have funds or know people with lot of money

Here are ideas you can invest in & become an overnight billionaire in Nigeria in 2024

1 Invest in Dialysis centers- the way people take alcohol, drugs, bleaching, Agbo etc. We definetly will hit a kidney damage endemic More than 80% of people cannot afford new kidneys. there will be a rise in demand of dialysis as temporary measure

2
Build a standard Mental facility- On colos & hard drug use is already rampant. Awareness around mental health is increasing. Users of drugs will start to see
Dec 6, 2023 9 tweets 3 min read
So I've seen this drug being taken a lot by Elderly and a few young people.

Seen it kill 2 people and thought to talk about it after going through research & reviews.

The Drug which is a fast seller 'ADIMEMU'. So the name ADIMENU is a Yoruba word meaning Hold under the tongue.

So people take the drug, put it under their tongue or just leave it in the mouth to dissolve.

So I decided to do a quick research and read about what exactly it is.
How did it find its way into households.
Nov 28, 2023 14 tweets 3 min read
A lot of people don't know how expensive taking care of Kidney diseases can be.

Protecting your kidneys should be utmost priority.

I will try and explain with Estimated figures how expensive it is for someone with Chronic Kidney disease who requires Dialysis

Please share A breakdown of price in Naira (rough estimates)

Dialysis costs like 50K in lot of federal facilities (give or take).

private can charge up to 80K ..some highbrow hospitals e.g Lagos, Abuja can charge up to 150K per dialysis.

Dialysis is temporary in CKD
Nov 24, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
Normalise checking , looking, observing your Urine & Poo (Faeces) in the toilet before flushing it

Your Urine & Poo says a lot about what is going on in your system.
Don't be in a haste to flush. Look

Here are some things to look out for or can be suggestive

Read and share URINE

Deeply coloured- not taking enough water

Bubbling and foaming so much like detergent- could be a kidney disease.

Red or Bloody- could be kidney problem.

Dark Coke coloured- could be Liver problem or digestive tract problem.

Little urine- not taking enough water Image
Nov 20, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
Coincidentally today is #WorldPilesDay

A quick one on Hemorrhoids, aka Piles or ‘Jedi-Jedi’

They are swollen veins in the Anus & lower part of the rectum (See pic).

Imagine normal blood supply of the Anus Balloons out.
It can be disturbing & cause discomfort to a person.
Image Some risks associated with Hemorrhoids are:

- Sitting for long period on the toilet
- Obesity
- Pregnancy
- Low fiber diet
- Straining when pooing
- Prolonged diarrhea or constipation
- Anal sex

A lot of these can weaken or redistribute pressure of these blood vessels.
Nov 19, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
Zobo or Sobolo is a drink that is too healthy and therapeutic with too many health benefits not to be talked about.

Zobo is so underrated for such a rich drink. It just doesn't have good PR

But here, check out amazing benefits of Zobo you didn't know Zobo is a healthy drink gotten from the plant Hibiscus Sabdariffa.(As shown below).

Zobo needs no artificial sweeteners

Zobo has been shown to have a therapeutic effect on Blood pressure

- Zobo can help loosen your bowel movements and reduce constipation Image
Nov 15, 2023 19 tweets 5 min read
We have all been hearing news about young people (under 40s) who just died of an unknown cause

They were not sick, not involved in an accident. Died suddenly

It's time to have a conversation around what are possible causes

Here are my submissions- A Doctor's perspective What I think

I'd hypothesize that Hypertension might be tops. A lot of young people don't know their blood pressure.

High blood pressure is a silent killer.

It will just continue till one day, one has a heart attack. Not everyone makes it from a Heart attack ( Most don't)
Nov 14, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
WHY PREGNANT WOMEN APPEAR DELICIOUS TO MOSQUITOES

Study carried out revealed this-

Pregnant women breath out more Carbondioxide than Non Pregnant women. As pregnancy advances, rate of CO2 in air exhaled by a Preg. woman is more

Mosquitoes sense rate of moisture & CO2 in air 2 In Pregnancy, there is a slight increase in the temperature of the body and Abdomen.
This increased temperature leads to release of more gaseous & volatile substances from the skin.

And Yes..Mosquitoes are likely to detect these substances and find pregnant women 😅
Nov 13, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
There is a Hard drug Use problem in Nigeria.

People have been victims of Use & Some unknowingly because they don't know the Street names of the drugs and have been laced.

Here, I combined Street names of common Hard drugs. Please share & add to it

A must read for everyone COLOS- Colorado ( mixture of plenty drugs including Cannabis)

WEED- Marijuana

ROOFIES- Rohypnol (Used in Rape at some parties)

MKPURU MMIRI-Methamphetamine

MOLLY- Ecstasy

DOWNER- Barbiturates

COKE, CRACK - Cocaine

TRAMADOL- Young Papi

PENT- Pentazocine.
Nov 11, 2023 5 tweets 1 min read
Patient is sick
Blood culture is taken

Ceftriaxone - resistant
Cipro, Flagyl - resistant
Meropenem - resistant
Penicillin, Piperacillin - resistant
Gentamicin, Amikacin- resistant
Nitrofurantoin - Resistant

Nigerians please stop abusing Antibiotics.
We are empowering diseases For those that don't know what this means.

These are various classes of drugs from powerful to very powerful that are meant to kill the organism causing the disease.

But for some reasons the drugs are all failing and the disease is not responding to drugs as it should
Nov 8, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
Many people are scared of HIV.

But No..you should be more scared of Hepatitis B virus

HEPATITIS B is 100 times more infectious than HIV

Put blood from someone with HIV on a table. HIV dies within 3 minutes.

Put Hepatitis B blood, come back 7 DAYS, it's alive & can infect Funny thing about this.

Hepatitis B Virus that is so infectious has a vaccine that can protect you almost 100%

HIV doesn't have a cure or vaccine.
Just drugs to treat for life

What are you waiting for?
Go get your Hepatitis B vaccine today!

Tell someone. It's not too late
Nov 7, 2023 14 tweets 4 min read
It is a known fact that people that have Sickle cell trait don't really have Malaria and AA are very prone to Malaria

Why? Here I'll explain

A long interesting thread. Share 😉 When you say someone is AA it means is the person has about 100% of the normal Hemoglobin
(Hb) A in Red blood Cells...

SS means the person has 100% HEMOGLOBIN S( which is abnormal & mutated)

AS - means 50% of HB A(normal) and HB S (Abnormal).. so 50/50 roughly Image
Nov 4, 2023 16 tweets 4 min read
I noticed we are seeing a lot of patients with Kidney diseases. Lot of young people under 40 years.

I tried to do a detailed list of some top kidney destroyers I noticed and how to prevent (with input from my colleagues)

Please share and read if you see this.
Thanks Image HYPERTENSION
Hypertension remains a Top Kidney destroyer

For some reasons, A lot of people don't know their blood pressures. Young people can be Hypertensive

Hypertension with time damages & changes the kidneys which pretty much can be irreversible. It affects other organs
Oct 29, 2023 12 tweets 4 min read
IF YOU SNORE OR KNOW ANYONE THAT SNORES. READ THIS!

Many find Snoring unpleasant.

Inasmuch as lot of people snore. Snoring sometimes might actually mean a serious disease is beneath.

Here are some shocking facts about Snoring, and what you can do to help

Please share
Image Snoring happens due to relaxation of tissues in the neck area or obstruction there. since the air has to pass through a narrowed pathway.., the shrills created by the air leads to the harsh sounds which the person produces during sleep.

But there is more to this . A quick pause Image
Oct 14, 2023 11 tweets 3 min read
A Must read!
CANCER is a great killer.

I made this thread showing top 10 Cancers and how you can reduce your risk . (Pls share and repost)

Saving, Bookmarking will come handy someday.

Here Image BREAST CANCER

-Self breast examination
Exclusive breastfeeding
-Reducing use of Oral contraceptives
- Reducing your exposure to Radiation
-Reduce your Alcohol
-If you're Obese try and lose weight
-Stop smoking
-Healthy diet
-Know if Breast Cancer runs in your family Image
Oct 12, 2023 9 tweets 2 min read
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of Foot amputation in Nigeria.

Lot of people don't know they have Diabetes until they have foot wound that isn't healing, gets infected ,gets so bad and needs amputation

Here a look into a typical Nigerian that lost his foot.
Please share So Young Man notices he is peeing a lot, losing weight, waking up at Night too Pee plenty times.

Well he thinks it's pretty much normal

A particular day the wife notices there are Sugar ants around the toilet .(she assumed probably sugar ants just playing)
no worries.