Funom Makama

Funom Makama
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A medical Practitioner and a passionate writer. A proud published Author of 2 books, more than 2,000 articles online and 500 Poems!
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A man was waiting for a date and in the same restaurant, a woman suffers the same plight. Suddenly, their expected dates stood them up. Finding themselves in the same situation at the same time in the same place prompted a sequence of events to occur. These events will unveil the cons...
A man was waiting for a date and in the same restaurant, a woman suffers the same plight. Suddenly, their expected dates stood them up. Finding themselves in the same situation at the same time in the same place prompted a sequence of events to occur. These events will unveil the cons...
Its been about five months since I visited my beloved wikinut family. Sorry about that. Work and struggles to go up the food chain has not allowed me such luxury, but anyway, I'm here now and as always I've never forgotten or forsaken the family. So let's get back to business, shall ...
Infection by protozoa belonging to the genus leishmania gives rise to leishmaniasis. Leishmaniasis is not a single disease; rather it is a collection of diseases caused by several different collections of diseases caused by several different species of leishmania, each of which is cap...
Incontinence is a urinary and fecal difficulty. Almost 10% of the world’s elderly persons have difficulties with incontinence. Although, many professionals and the general public hold on to the wrong belief that incontinence is incurable, it has been realized that some management st...
The incubation period varies from a few weeks to months. Clinical manifestations of Amoebiasis can be grouped into acute dysentery, non-dysenteric and hepatic amoebiasis.
These depend on the primary site of involvement, duration of the illness, systemic effects of the toxin, and resistance of the host. The disease starts with sore throat, low grade fever, headache, malaise, vague aches and pains and catarrhal symptoms. As the disease progresses, tachyc...
Diphtheria is an acute infectious disease caused by Corynbacterium diphtheria, clinically characterized by a membraneous inflammation at the site of infection and delecterious effects on several tissues particularly on the myocardium and nervous system due to the exotoxin.
The disease has to be suspected clinically, particularly in an unimmunized child with known contact with the disease. Total leucocyte count is elevated to 20,000 to 50,000/cmm with absolute lymphocytosis. A leukemoid reaction may sometimes occur.
Infectious diseases which are transmitted by heterosexual or homosexual intercourse and contacts are included under this group. In many of the developed countries, this group constitutes the main bulk of infectious diseases in adults and the incidence is increasing.
Pertussis, which means intensive cough is an acute respiratory infection, seen more commonly in young children. The disease is also more serious in them. The term “whooping cough” is derived from the occurrence of progressive repetitive paroxysms of cough followed by inspiratory w...
After receiving immense encouragement from my last poetry collection about Africa, I decided to compile another set of poems on moods. Normally, when emotions or moods are linked with poetry, all our minds and thoughts run to love, romance, sweet hot passion etc. So, I will try to go ...
After a month of publishing medical articles, I guess it is time to pause and write something different right? I have been reading lots of poetry for the past few days now and I decided to touch that angle of writing. Some of my wikinut friends, after reading this would exclaim "FINAL...
Another important way of building an amiable and amicable character is by being aware of your basic rights. A person’s basic right consist of : acting in ways to promote dignity and self-respect as long as the dignity of others and self-respect are not violated.
An individual’s inability to solve his or her problems resulting from lack of knowledge on problem solving can be responsible for character and personality problems. It is thus strongly recommended. As a result of individuals’ lack of ability to solve problems, many individuals in...
Three major setbacks which restrict an individual in building an amiable and amicable character and in developing a well adjusted personality are: Anger, stress, problem solving, self esteem and motivation.
Discharging one’s anger is very necessary. Anger demands expression. If you have recognized young anger, own it as yours; it becomes easier to determine how you would discharge it, rather than how it could discharge you. The best way to discharge anger is either through talking abou...
The internet scammers have existed almost in the same period of time as the existence of the internet itself and over the years, despite the very rampant and gross awareness campaign around the world, they have been evolving and accumulating an immense number of victims. Unfortunately...
Cholesterol is essential for our cell membranes, nerves and certain hormones. It also helps our liver to make bile acids which help in food digestion. Dietary cholesterol is a fat-like substance found in all foods of animal origin, egg yolk, meat, poultry, fish, milk and milk products...
Atherosclerosis is a type of arteriosclerosis by a build-up of plaque in the inner lining of an artery. Arteriosclerosis on the other hand is a general term for thickening or hardening of the arteries.
In diabetics, constant monitoring, care and carefulness are necessities to keep the patient in shape and good health. The management and avoidance of the diabetic foot and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) are the most essential manifestations which can generally be controlled not only b...
The management of diabetic hypertension poses special problems for the medical community. Although patient adherence is often a major barrier to successful management, physicians’ belief and prejudices also negatively impact treatment. In addition, healthcare organizations need to p...
The aggressive approach to control blood pressure has just been endorsed by the National Kidney Foundation (NFK) in USA with regards to diabetics. The current recommendation is to lower the BP of diabetic patient to <130/80 mmHg- a reduction from the goal of <130/85 mmHg recommended i...
Both hypertension and diabetes are chronic non communicable diseases, often asymptomatic at the early stages and play a significant role in the morbidity and mortality in the present decease. They are both independent risk factors for cardiovascular disease when they co-exist; they ar...
The condition is which bases are added or acids are removed from the system are called alkalosis. Elevation of pH above 7.4 is called alkalemia. Alkalosis may be metabolic or respiratory in origin.
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