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Nairaland / General / 4 People To Avoid Like A Virus If You Want To Be More Successful by Hubtain(m): 11:44am On Feb 25, 2017
“People inspire you, or they drain you—pick them wisely.” – Hans F. Hansen

While no man has ever achieved or accomplished anything great without the help of other people, the fact still remains that not all the people in our lives are helpful.

Most people you've been hanging out with for years, including some family members are toxic in nature. Unfortunately, some of these toxic people are not aware of how harmful they've been - it's just a way of life they've built over time.

And on the other hand, some of these people are evil incarnate who derive pleasure in casting others down to a deteriorated state.

Cutting off from toxic people is a worthwhile decision to make if you will ever accomplish anything meaningful in life. But it is one of the toughest decisions you will ever make in life.

Letting some set of people slide out of your sphere of influence is quite necessary or else your potential to succeed will be limited. It's better to stand alone than to stand with people who can hamper your success in life. Think about it!

It's very easy to spot toxic people... They have one thing in common - they drain you. They constantly suck off your creative and productive energy! They slow down your pace in life through negative gestures.

Watch out for the following drainers/ toxic people:

1. Gossipers:

Most productive people I know seldomly engage in idle talks, especially when it's about other people's personal or private affairs.

Apart from the time and energy one tends to waste while gossiping, it is one of the best ways to ruin reputation and relationships with others.
“How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbour says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
If you will be honest to yourself you'll agree with me that quite a number of times spent on tattling about other people's affairs were wasteful. And if you keep hanging out with gossips, sooner or later you'll become toxic too.

Instead of wasting your precious time and energy with gossips - discussing trivia matters, why not channel that time and energy into personal development activities.

Also Read: 12 Reasons Why You Need To Do Personal Brand Evaluation Consistently

2. Judgmental People

Growing up I had a friend who was overly judgmental and nitpicking. On several occasions, his opinions were purely focused on negative aspects...

I remember vividly, the day I shared my dream (of going to the University of Nigeria Nsukka for my degree) with him and he told me several reasons why I could not possibly achieve it.

Fortunately, I didn't take his opinion to heart... I pursued my dream against all odds. And guess what? I achieved it.

Of course, my friend was a good person. He probably didn't know how hurting his judgmental comments were.

Judgmental people always look for ways to downgrade your efforts and constantly remind you of your past failures. Constant association with this kind of people will affect your overall growth in life. Your vision might also be distorted, and your ability to take needful steps toward achieving some personal or professional goals might as well be affected.

Source: http://www.sproutby.com/2017/02/4-people-to-avoid-like-virus-if-you-want-to-be-more-successful.html
3. Envious People

I believe everyone has the tendency to exhibit envy once in awhile. Envy can either be harmless or harmful. It's not easy to differentiate between harmless envy and harmful ones. For the purpose of this post, we are more concerned about the harmful envious people.

Ignore harmless envious people and cut off completely (if possible) from harmful envious people before their envious behaviors escalate into animosity. Generally, envy grows out of people's insecurities and envious people are likely to steal from you at the slightest chance.

4. Manipulative People:

Manipulative people attempt to exercise unscrupulous influence on others to attain selfish ends while they have no regard for who gets hurt along the way. They like blaming others for the disorders in their lives instead of taking responsibility for their actions.

It's quite difficult to tell if a person is manipulative or not, especially now that they are everywhere -in our homes, schools, workplace, communities, worship centers... So, how then can one spot a manipulative person?

This is how to detect manipulative people - they always shower insincere compliments on the manipulated, they act more enthusiastically than necessary to cover up their intentions and you're mostly afraid to confront them over something wrong they did.

Read More:[url] www.sproutby.com[/url]

Nairaland / General / Why The Law Of Abundance May Not Work For Some People by Hubtain(m): 12:45am On Oct 30, 2016
There is more than enough in the universe. There is no real shortage of anything good in this world. There is abundance of goodness, blessings, love, energy, money and other beautiful things of life.

Although, The Law of Abundance always come to mind when financial success is mentioned but it does not only apply to money accumulation. Abundance also apply to other non-material gains like success in health, relationship, business, spiritual, mental…

The Law of Abundance is a secret weapon for material gains, wealth accumulation, sound health, fame, prosperity and breakthrough of all kinds. Abundance and prosperity, just like the sun, is the birthright of every human, whether good or bad. But why isn’t everyone sharing from the overflowing goodness in the universe? Read on. Not only will this post answer this question, you will learn some valuable things that will help you enjoy the generosity of the universe to the fullest.

“Expect your every need to be met. Expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level.”-- Eileen Caddy

There are many reasons why some people don't benefit from the abundance and overflowing perfection that surrounds them... Though some of these reasons are connected to the chaos and disorders in life but quite a number of them are our own making.

So, here are three key reasons I feel we should consider that might prevent the Law of Abundance from working for us:
http://www.sproutby.com/2016/10/why-law-of-abundance-may-not-work-for-some-people.html
Nairaland / General / 6 Benefits Of Sugar You Probably Don't Know by Hubtain(m): 9:42am On Jun 19, 2016
I've seen too many posts written about the health problems caused by sugar; so, writing another post on the disadvantages of sugar would be a complete waste of time because people already know many bad sides of sugar... In fact, the Internet is flooded with articles on why you should avoid sugar.


I heard sugar doesn't have nutritional value; well, I'm not sure how true this claim is, but what I do know is - our bodies can't function properly without sugar.


Sugar is not poisonous as painted by most authors, it only becomes harmful to our health when consumed in excess consistently, trust me.
Before we talk about the benefits of sugar, lemme make a demand on you - promise me that you'll not misuse this information...

So, what are the benefits of sugar (you probably don't know)?

Of course, you'll give me a hot knock on my head if I mention here that one of the benefits of sugar is - "it's sweet." Any good sugar sales person knows that the last thing a customer wants to see on his ad copy is - " my sugar is sweet." The truth is, people don't buy a particular brand of sugar because it's the sweetest.

Source: http://www.sproutby.com/2016/06/6-benefits-or-advantages-of-sugar-worth-knowing.html?m=1

Having said that, here are the benefits of sugar you probably don't know:

1. Sugar Cures Hangover:

Most alcoholic drinks do two main things - dehydration and lower blood sugar. Alcohol contains toxic chemicals; whenever it's taken, it puts unnecessary strains on the Liver by virtue of increased workload (of filtering and preventing toxic substances from entering the bloodstream). The depletion of fluid and stored energy in the body results to hangover.


Therefore, a simple cure for hangover is to replace the drained fluids and energy, and the best way to do that is to gulp in some sugar solution.


2. Sugar Boosts Energy:

Wondered why sports people take glucose when they're weak? Noticed the energy surge when you take a bottle of coke after a long trek?
Sugar, when taken is digested and converted to glucose (commonly called blood sugar) in the bloodstream. Sugar is believed to be the main source of energy to the body... It provides a burst of energy for a short period of time.

3. Sugar Boosts Brain Power:

Although the brain accounts for about 2% of human body weight, it uses between 20% and 30% of the body's energy. If truly the brain uses this amount of energy to function properly, it makes logical sense that whenever there's glucose depletion, the brain power would be affected. Studies indicate that sugar can improve mental strength ...


4. Sugar Boosts Weight:

If you're not okay with your body size and wish to add some flesh, I guess you should try sugar therapy. Sugar contains lots of calories that can contribute to weight gain.


5. Sugar Helps You Fall Asleep Faster
There's a hormone called orexin, it's core duty is to regulate arousals, wakefulness and appetite. A high orexin implies wakefulness and a low orexin results to sleepiness. Sugar slows down or sometimes stops the activities of orexin, thus, making you fall asleep faster.


6. Sugar Helps To Stabilize A Diabetic Person
Once in awhile diabetic patients experience hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and a quick remedy for this kind of condition is to top up the sugar in the bloodstream, and a table sugar is mostly recommended...

Is there any benefit of sugar that is not mentioned here, kindly add it ...

Source: http://www.sproutby.com/2016/06/6-benefits-or-advantages-of-sugar-worth-knowing.html?m=1
Nairaland / General / 6 Benefits Of Sugar You Probably Don't Know by Hubtain(m): 9:32am On Jun 19, 2016
I've seen too many posts written about the health problems caused by sugar; so, writing another post on the disadvantages of sugar would be a complete waste of time because people already know many bad sides of sugar... In fact, the Internet is flooded with articles on why you should avoid sugar.


I heard sugar doesn't have nutritional value; well, I'm not sure how true this claim is, but what I do know is - our bodies can't function properly without sugar.


Sugar is not poisonous as painted by most authors, it only becomes harmful to our health when consumed in excess consistently, trust me.
Before we talk about the benefits of sugar, lemme make a demand on you - promise me that you'll not misuse this information...

So, what are the benefits of sugar (you probably don't know)?

Of course, you'll give me a hot knock on my head if I mention here that one of the benefits of sugar is - "it's sweet." Any good sugar sales person knows that the last thing a customer wants to see on his ad copy is - " my sugar is sweet." The truth is, people don't buy a particular brand of sugar because it's the sweetest.

Source: http://www.sproutby.com/2016/06/6-benefits-or-advantages-of-sugar-worth-knowing.html?m=1

Having said that, here are the benefits of sugar you probably don't know:

1. Sugar Cures Hangover:

Most alcoholic drinks do two main things - dehydration and lower blood sugar. Alcohol contains toxic chemicals; whenever it's taken, it puts unnecessary strains on the Liver by virtue of increased workload (of filtering and preventing toxic substances from entering the bloodstream). The depletion of fluid and stored energy in the body results to hangover.


Therefore, a simple cure for hangover is to replace the drained fluids and energy, and the best way to do that is to gulp in some sugar solution.


2. Sugar Boosts Energy:

Wondered why sports people take glucose when they're weak? Noticed the energy surge when you take a bottle of coke after a long trek?
Sugar, when taken is digested and converted to glucose (commonly called blood sugar) in the bloodstream. Sugar is believed to be the main source of energy to the body... It provides a burst of energy for a short period of time.

3. Sugar Boosts Brain Power:

Although the brain accounts for about 2% of human body weight, it uses between 20% and 30% of the body's energy. If truly the brain uses this amount of energy to function properly, it makes logical sense that whenever there's glucose depletion, the brain power would be affected. Studies indicate that sugar can improve mental strength ...


4. Sugar Boosts Weight:

If you're not okay with your body size and wish to add some flesh, I guess you should try sugar therapy. Sugar contains lots of calories that can contribute to weight gain.


5. Sugar Helps You Fall Asleep Faster
There's a hormone called orexin, it's core duty is to regulate arousals, wakefulness and appetite. A high orexin implies wakefulness and a low orexin results to sleepiness. Sugar slows down or sometimes stops the activities of orexin, thus, making you fall asleep faster.


6. Sugar Helps To Stabilize A Diabetic Person
Once in awhile diabetic patients experience hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and a quick remedy for this kind of condition is to top up the sugar in the bloodstream, and a table sugar is mostly recommended...

Is there any benefit of sugar that is not mentioned here, kindly add it ...

Source: http://www.sproutby.com/2016/06/6-benefits-or-advantages-of-sugar-worth-knowing.html?m=1

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Health / Re: You Can Laugh At Infertility Worries -- If You Follow This Simple Plan by Hubtain(m): 6:46am On Jun 09, 2016
absoluteSuccess:
#beneficial facts.
Good morning absolute success. Thanks for your comment. Have a splendid day.

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Health / You Can Laugh At Infertility Worries -- If You Follow This Simple Plan by Hubtain(m): 4:26am On Jun 09, 2016
Are you trying to get pregnant or prevent infertility from hitting you?
Believe it or not, infertility is one of the most dreaded challenges in our society today...
Today's reality is undoubtedly different from what older generations experienced. Getting pregnant was much easier then than it is today. The rate at which infertility is hitting families in our society today is quite alarming...
The shocking truth about infertility problem is that vast majority of its causes are linked to our lifestyles... There are a surprising number of lifestyles that can increase couples' chances of being infertile; these are common lifestyles people engage themselves in, albeit quite unconsciously.
Here's my take: the most reasonable and easiest way to prevent infertility is to reduce or avoid these unhealthy lifestyles.
It should be borne in mind, however, that some causes of infertility are not preventable... But the good news is - these causes are not much and research has it that they are not the predominant causes of infertility in most affected families.
Infertility is not peculiar to a particular gender or race, it affects all rules breakers...
Having said that, here's a quick list plus brief take home points on how to prevent infertility in both male and female:
1. Avoid hard drugs and excessive consumption of alcohol
Hard drugs and too much alcohol intake can bring about early menopause in a woman - it drains egg supply and causes quick ovaries aging. This lifestyle also increases the risk for miscarriage (when pregnant). For the male folks, it can cause low sperm count and poor sperm production rate.

2. Avoid Inappropriate Weight (overweight or underweight )
I know it's a quite demanding to maintain a healthy or balanced weight, but the price is worth it... Inappropriate weight is one of the known causes of hormonal imbalances, irregular menstrual pattern and other problems, that could increase a person's risk for infertility.
One-sided weight can bring about low sperm count and abnormal sperm production in a man. Therefore watch your feeding habit and restrain from extreme exercising - moderate exercise and balanced dieting are the rules.
3. Have a safe sex relationship

Having a healthy sex lifestyle cannot be overemphasized... Apart from the health damages emanating from unchecked sex lifestyle, it is also a high risk factor for infertility.
One out of four infertility cases resulted from sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia and gonorrhea. STDs may result in scarring of Fallopian tubes and tubal blockage, hence leading to reproductive problem(infertility).
4. Try to procreate at an early age
Age some how affects fertility and reproduction. Generally, fertility strength of a woman declines after the age of 35 and continues to decline as she's aging. The quantity and quality of eggs she produce decrease as she advances in age.

5. Avoid radiation
X-rays and radiation treatments can impair sperm production and should be avoided if possible.
Source:
www.sproutby.com/2016/06/you-can-laugh-at-infertility-worries-if.html?m=0
Health / Re: Are You Ever Scared Of Having Cancer? by Hubtain(m): 12:10pm On Mar 17, 2016
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Dude! Scoffs... You're really funny and on point too. I must say, great remark...
Health / Are You Ever Scared Of Having Cancer? by Hubtain(m): 4:53am On Mar 17, 2016
According to World Health Organization (WHO), "cancers figure among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with approximately 14 million new cases and 8.3 million cancer related deaths in 2012... It is expected that annual cancer cases will rise from 14 million in 2012 to 22 within the next 2 decades."

You're likely to be surprised to learn that cancer, just like any other chronic disease occurs as a result of people's violation of some universal laws.

Stressful living, malnutrition, consumption of toxins are typical examples of how people violet universal laws, that can result to cancer...

To back up my point, WHO reported that- "around one third of cancer deaths are due to the 5 leading behavioural and dietary risks: high body mass index, low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of physical activity, tobacco use, alcohol use." Cancer is just a generic name given to a large group of related diseases that can affect any part of the body. There are over a hundred kinds of cancer known to man.

To treat cancer, one would have to go through several regiments of radiation and chemotherapy. I heard these processes are quite painful. I also heard, some robotic (less painful) equipments for treating cancers have been invented, but one need not be told that such method will suck a lot of money from the affected person.

Now back to the title of this post- Are You Ever Scared Of Having Cancer?

If truly you are scared of having cancer of any kind, you're not alone, lots are too...

Imagine for a minute what it would be like if you're diagnosed of a specific cancer... See, this exercise is not to scare you the more but rather to help you experience a paradigm shift - from being scared of cancer to taking responsibility for whatsoever finds lodgement in your body.

I read Roy's story in Dr. George Malkmus' book- "The Hallelujah Diet." Roy is a cancer survivor, and I thought it'd be nice to share the first few lines with you:
"In 2002, Roy was diagnosed of Prostate Cancer. Like anyone would, Roy took the news hard." When they mentioned the word 'cancer' I was scared, " he says. "I didn't know what to expect..."

So many people just like Roy are not just scared of being diagnosed of cancer, but are completely clueless...

Before I walk you through some proven steps for avoiding key cancer risk factors, lemme share an extract from another cancer survivor's story with you.

"... Being away from my family and friends during treatment was hard times, but a blessing as well. I missed them and worried about them, but it gave me time to reflect and heal. The time I spent alone really put things into perspective and I addressed some anxiety issues I had struggled with long before my cancer. I felt strongly that my stress and negative thoughts had contributed to my getting sick. I wanted to take responsibility for how I got this sick, and then change course." -- Marie Botchie, Breast Cancer Survivor at CTCA

Steps For Reducing Your Odds For Cancer:

Step #1: Research About The Causes Of Cancer. Instead of stuffing your mind with scary figures of cancer victims, focus on learning about its causes.

Step #2: Equip Yourself With Relevant Information On How To Prevent Cancer Of Any Kind. Subscribe to some free blogs that teach about how to prevent cancer.

Step #3: Work On Yourself If You're Overweight Or Obese. Obesity is a key risk factor.

Step #4: Engage In Routine Physical Exercise.

Step #5: Avoid HousehoId Toxic Substances And Urban Air Pollution. You can use nose cover as often as you can.

Step #6: Stay Away From Tobacco. Whether you are a nonsmoker, you need to stay far from tobacco smoke.

Step 7#: Alcohol Consumption Is One The Key Risk Factors- Stay Completely Away From It Or Minimize Your Alcohol Consumption.

Step 8#: Get Vaccinated For Hepatitis B, Stop Engaging In Extramarital Sex To Avoid HPV (Sexually Transmitted Infection).

Step #9: If You Notice Any Sign Or Symptom Of Cancer, Seek For Help Quickly. Early detection and treatment can increase a person's odds of getting healed.

Step #10: Put Away Worries And Anxiety... Be careful of what you chalk up in your mind.

Finally, James Allen wrote in his book- "As a man thinketh" that " disease comes to those who attract it, to those whose minds and bodies are receptive to it... "
Source: www.sproutby.com/2016/03/How-To-Avoid-Cancer-Risk-Factors.html?m=1
Health / Re: Help-hepatitis by Hubtain(m): 4:38am On Mar 17, 2016
21 Things Worth Knowing About Hepatitis


Hepatitis is indeed a big deal since it invades and
damages one of the most important organs in the
human body. That organ is the liver; hepatitis
attacks and interferes with the liver's ability to
function properly.

Hepatitis simply means inflammation of the liver.
Inflammation is the swelling that occurs when
tissues of the body is injured or infected.

Though you already know too many things about
Hepatitis, I want to remind you of some key facts
about this plague which your doctor probably
forgot to mention...


Here are the 21 Things Worth Knowing About Hepatitis:

1. Hepatitis is a highly contagious virus.

2. Many people living with Hepatitis don't even
know they have the virus.

3. Everyone seeking protection from Hepatitis should
be vaccinated.

4. There are five types of Hepatitis- namely:
Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis D
and Hepatitis E.

5. Symptoms of Hepatitis may include- fatigue, body
aches, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, Jaundice
(yellow skin and white eyes), dark urine...

6. There's no cure for Hepatitis, but there are
treatments to slow down the virus and help
prevent liver damage.

7. The Virus stays in the blood stream and liver for
a lifetime.

8. Most Hepatitis infected people are asymptomatic-
not exhibiting any symptoms.

9. Infants born to Hepatitis B infected mothers
require Hepatitis B Vaccine and Hepatitis B
Immune Globulin (HBIG) within 12 hours of birth
to be protected from the virus.

10. Hepatitis B Vaccine can be taken in pregnancy.

11. If a person has Hepatitis B or C, he or she may
not have symptoms in the beginning. Sometimes
symptoms may not occur until liver is affected or
damaged.

12. Hepatitis infected person cannot donate blood
and body organs or tissues.

13. An unvaccinated person may catch Hepatitis A
through consumption of contaminated water or
food and from close contact with a Hepatitis A
infected person.

14. Hepatitis B may be contracted through contact
with open sores, body fluids ( like semen,
saliva...) and blood of an infected person.

15. There is no Vaccine to prevent Hepatitis C yet.

16. Hepatitis can be caused by virus or non- viral
factors like excessive consumption of alcohol,
toxins and autoimmune disorders.

17. Only Laboratory (blood) test, ultrasound and liver
biopsy can tell whether a person has Hepatitis or
not.

18. Hepatitis B Virus can survive on environmental
surface for about seven days in blood or body
fluids visible or invisible.

19. Hepatitis A and B are Vaccine preventable.

20. Hepatitis may cause liver failure, liver cancer,...
and death

21. Hepatitis Vaccine does not protect a person for a
lifetime- in fact, science is yet to determine a
specific duration...

Source: www.sproutby.com/2016/01/21-things-worth-knowing-about-hepatitis.html?m=1[b]21 Things Worth Knowing About Hepatitis


Hepatitis is indeed a big deal since it invades and
damages one of the most important organs in the
human body. That organ is the liver; hepatitis
attacks and interferes with the liver's ability to
function properly.

Hepatitis simply means inflammation of the liver.
Inflammation is the swelling that occurs when
tissues of the body is injured or infected.

Though you already know too many things about
Hepatitis, I want to remind you of some key facts
about this plague which your doctor probably
forgot to mention...


Here are the 21 Things Worth Knowing About Hepatitis:

1. Hepatitis is a highly contagious virus.

2. Many people living with Hepatitis don't even
know they have the virus.

3. Everyone seeking protection from Hepatitis should
be vaccinated.

4. There are five types of Hepatitis- namely:
Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis D
and Hepatitis E.

5. Symptoms of Hepatitis may include- fatigue, body
aches, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, Jaundice
(yellow skin and white eyes), dark urine...

6. There's no cure for Hepatitis, but there are
treatments to slow down the virus and help
prevent liver damage.

7. The Virus stays in the blood stream and liver for
a lifetime.

8. Most Hepatitis infected people are asymptomatic-
not exhibiting any symptoms.

9. Infants born to Hepatitis B infected mothers
require Hepatitis B Vaccine and Hepatitis B
Immune Globulin (HBIG) within 12 hours of birth
to be protected from the virus.

10. Hepatitis B Vaccine can be taken in pregnancy.

11. If a person has Hepatitis B or C, he or she may
not have symptoms in the beginning. Sometimes
symptoms may not occur until liver is affected or
damaged.

12. Hepatitis infected person cannot donate blood
and body organs or tissues.

13. An unvaccinated person may catch Hepatitis A
through consumption of contaminated water or
food and from close contact with a Hepatitis A
infected person.

14. Hepatitis B may be contracted through contact
with open sores, body fluids ( like semen,
saliva...) and blood of an infected person.

15. There is no Vaccine to prevent Hepatitis C yet.

16. Hepatitis can be caused by virus or non- viral
factors like excessive consumption of alcohol,
toxins and autoimmune disorders.

17. Only Laboratory (blood) test, ultrasound and liver
biopsy can tell whether a person has Hepatitis or
not.

18. Hepatitis B Virus can survive on environmental
surface for about seven days in blood or body
fluids visible or invisible.

19. Hepatitis A and B are Vaccine preventable.

20. Hepatitis may cause liver failure, liver cancer,...
and death

21. Hepatitis Vaccine does not protect a person for a
lifetime- in fact, science is yet to determine a
specific duration...

Source: www.sproutby.com/2016/01/21-things-worth-knowing-about-hepatitis.html?m=1[/b]21 Things Worth Knowing About Hepatitis


Hepatitis is indeed a big deal since it invades and
damages one of the most important organs in the
human body. That organ is the liver; hepatitis
attacks and interferes with the liver's ability to
function properly.

Hepatitis simply means inflammation of the liver.
Inflammation is the swelling that occurs when
tissues of the body is injured or infected.

Though you already know too many things about
Hepatitis, I want to remind you of some key facts
about this plague which your doctor probably
forgot to mention...


Here are the 21 Things Worth Knowing About Hepatitis:

1. Hepatitis is a highly contagious virus.

2. Many people living with Hepatitis don't even
know they have the virus.

3. Everyone seeking protection from Hepatitis should
be vaccinated.

4. There are five types of Hepatitis- namely:
Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis D
and Hepatitis E.

5. Symptoms of Hepatitis may include- fatigue, body
aches, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, Jaundice
(yellow skin and white eyes), dark urine...

6. There's no cure for Hepatitis, but there are
treatments to slow down the virus and help
prevent liver damage.

7. The Virus stays in the blood stream and liver for
a lifetime.

8. Most Hepatitis infected people are asymptomatic-
not exhibiting any symptoms.

9. Infants born to Hepatitis B infected mothers
require Hepatitis B Vaccine and Hepatitis B
Immune Globulin (HBIG) within 12 hours of birth
to be protected from the virus.

10. Hepatitis B Vaccine can be taken in pregnancy.

11. If a person has Hepatitis B or C, he or she may
not have symptoms in the beginning. Sometimes
symptoms may not occur until liver is affected or
damaged.

12. Hepatitis infected person cannot donate blood
and body organs or tissues.

13. An unvaccinated person may catch Hepatitis A
through consumption of contaminated water or
food and from close contact with a Hepatitis A
infected person.

14. Hepatitis B may be contracted through contact
with open sores, body fluids ( like semen,
saliva...) and blood of an infected person.

15. There is no Vaccine to prevent Hepatitis C yet.

16. Hepatitis can be caused by virus or non- viral
factors like excessive consumption of alcohol,
toxins and autoimmune disorders.

17. Only Laboratory (blood) test, ultrasound and liver
biopsy can tell whether a person has Hepatitis or
not.

18. Hepatitis B Virus can survive on environmental
surface for about seven days in blood or body
fluids visible or invisible.

19. Hepatitis A and B are Vaccine preventable.

20. Hepatitis may cause liver failure, liver cancer,...
and death

21. Hepatitis Vaccine does not protect a person for a
lifetime- in fact, science is yet to determine a
specific duration...

Source: www.sproutby.com/2016/01/21-things-worth-knowing-about-hepatitis.html?m=1

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Health / 7 Common Hospital Acquired Infections by Hubtain(m): 8:32pm On Mar 12, 2016
Source: www.sproutby.com/2016/02/7-common-hospital-acquired-infections.html


Despite the improved hygiene rates in recent
years, hospital associated infections still pose as
a great threat to the lives of patients in Nigeria.


Healthcare providers have made significant
progress in preventing the spread of hospital
acquired infections also known as nosocomial
infections. Yet, it is almost impossible to avoid
contact with infected person and contaminated
objects or instruments while on admission.

Source: www.sproutby.com/2016/02/7-common-hospital-acquired-infections.html?m=1


According to Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, "roughly 1.7 million hospital -
associated infections, from all types of
microorganisms, including bacteria and fungi
combined, contribute to 99,000 deaths each year."


In most cases, hospital acquired infections are
not present in patients at the time of admission
but are contracted through direct or indirect
contact with other patients or hospital staff and
contaminated objects or instruments during their
stay in the hospital.


This post was written to highlight some
microorganisms infections that can be
transmitted in hospitals via air, vectors (insects
for example), and contact with infected people
and contaminated objects.

7 Common Healthcare Associated Infections:

1. Sepsis -- also called blood poisoning is a life
threatening infection mostly caused by bacteria,
but can also be by fungi and viruses.


2. Bloodstream Infections -- is a serious medical
condition caused by the presence of
microorganisms called germs and some other
infectious agents in the blood.


3. Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
-- this infection occurs when bacteria enter the
urinary tract (which is composed of kidneys,
ureters, bladder and urethra).


4. Surgical Site Infection -- commonly called
post - operative infection occurs at the part of the
body where the surgery took place (within few
days after the operation) and it's mostly caused
by microorganisms like bacteria.

Click on the link below to view the complete article


Source: www.sproutby.com/2016/02/7-common-hospital-acquired-infections.html
Health / 5 Signs Your Hospital Value Money More Than People's Welfare by Hubtain(m): 8:01pm On Mar 12, 2016
Source: www.sproutby.com


To be qualified to work as a medical professional,
one would have to go through a prolonged
training in order to acquire some necessary
(complex) skills.


In addition to the unavoidable stress of studying
during these years, the money spent on fees ,
textbooks and other things is so much that it
could "break the bank."


For me, medicine is a highly esteemed
profession... Medical professionals are trained
specially to offer humanitarian services to the
society.


As professionals, medical practitioners are obliged
to uphold the principles, laws, ethics and
conventions of the practice...


Medical practitioners just like other Professionals
derive their income from their expertise...


But the big problem facing healthcare system
today is, too many hospitals place monetary
incentives ahead of people's welfare, especially in
Nigeria.


There are lots of pathetic stories about people
who lost their lives due to some preventable and
fixable medical conditions in some well known
hospitals here (I'm not mentioning names). Most
of these folks died probably because timely and
adequate attention was not given to them, maybe
because they couldn't make the cash deposits as
ordered.


... of course we have a handful of hospitals in
this country that are dedicated and committed to
providing selfless humanitarian services to the
society.


But the tragedy is that, it's difficult to separate
the rotten eggs from the good ones, except
you've been victimized severally and you picked
up some hints from your experiences or you have
some insider clue just like the ones I'm about to
show you in this post.


Source: www.sproutby.com

So, here are five ways to tell if a
hospital values money more than
people's lives :


Pointer #1 : You noticed that your hospital
doesn't have some of the core medical equipment
and specialist in-house, contrary to what they
told you at the point of registration. This is
obviously an indication that such hospital is more
concerned about profits than patients' welfare.


Pointer #2 : If you or someone close to you broke
down and was rushed to a hospital (you can call
it emergency if you like) -- and instead of doing
the needful to get the patient stabilized, they're
demanding for financial deposit first before
commencing treatment.


Click on the link below to view the complete article.

Source: www.sproutby.com
Politics / Re: "Buhari’s Minister, Aisha-Abubakar, With Body Odour" - YES International by Hubtain(m): 2:33am On Feb 20, 2016
“If a smell is unpleasant, then the source is unpleasant too, period.”
People are usually not free around a person who has body odour. Personally, I feel uncomfortable around people with stale smell.
In most cases, people’s perception of you revolves around two things- the way you dress and the way you smell.
Common Causes Of Body Odour
Sweat mixed with bacteria produces stale smells (sweat itself is odourless; bacteria breaks down sweat into fatty acids which produce the unpleasant odour).
• Side effect of hormonal changes (like menstruation) produces offensive smell.
• Some drugs increase sweat which when mixed with bacteria cause body odour.
• Genetics is undoubtedly one of the causes of body odour; people from different location have unique smells.
Here's 10 Simple And Effective Ways To Manage Body Odour:
www.sproutby.com/2015/02/top-10-ways-to-manage-body-odour.html?m=1
Health / Re: 100+ Medical Terminologies Every Non-medical Person Ought To Know by Hubtain(m): 4:58pm On Feb 10, 2016
FBC -- stands for full blood count. This is a
laboratory screening for assessing a person's
general health and checking for some
specific conditions such as anemia,
infections and some other diseases.
52. Anemia -- also spelt - anaemia is simply the
deficiency of red blood cells. It's a blood
disorder.
53. OPD -- stands for outpatient's department.
54. G.P -- stands for general practitioner. This is
a non specialist physician- a GP offers more
of primary healthcare. These guys are the
first point of contact in healthcare...
55. EDD -- stands for expected date of delivery
or estimated due date.
56. Endoscopy -- is a flexible instrument used by
a physician to look inside the body (basically
to examine digestive system).
57. Myomectomy -- this is a medical terminology
used to describe the procedure for the
removal of uterine fibroids.
58. Appendicitis -- describes the inflammation of
the appendix (a finger like tube attached to
the tip of the large intestine of a person). In
other words, it's a condition in which the
appendix is swollen and hurting...
59. Abiotic -- means not biological.
60. BPH -- stands for benign prostatic
hyperplasis. It means noncancerous prostate
enlargement.
Read the complete article here ------->
Source: www.sproutby.com/2016/02/medical-jargons-medical-words-terms-Nigeria.html?m=1
Health / Re: 100+ Medical Terminologies Every Non-medical Person Ought To Know by Hubtain(m): 1:41pm On Feb 10, 2016
31. Arrhythmia -- also called dysrrhythmia - it means abnormal heart rhythm or irregular heartbeat rate. 32. IV -- stands for intravenous, which means "inside the vein". It is used to indicate that a medication or fluid be administered through the vein. 33. Cardiologist -- a doctor that specializes in diagnosing and treatment of heart related diseases. 34. Tx -- is a medical jargon that means treatment. 35. Otitis Media -- is an ear infection that affects the middle ear (the area close to a person's eardrum). 36. ENT -- stands for ear, nose and throat. An ENT specializes in diagnosing and the treatment of ear, nose and throat related diseases. 37. Anesthesia -- refers to any substance (drug or agent) used for inducing (artificial) loss of sensation (ability to feel pain). 38. ECG -- stands for Electrocardiogram. It's a test that monitors the electrical activity of the heart. 39. VOC -- stands for vaso-occlusive crisis. This is a common sickle cell crisis that is triggered by obstruction of circulation of blood vessels by sickled red blood cells, it's often accompanied by severe pain. 40. Hyperplasis -- means enlargement or expansion of an organ or tissue as a result of increase in reproduction of its cells. 41. Anoxia -- indicates low oxygen (oxygen deficiency). 42. Angina Pectoris -- this is a medical word for chest pain (often severe) caused by inadequate flow of oxygen to the heart muscle. 43. Meningitis -- refers to a serious (and mostly contagious) brain and spinal cord (collectively known as meninges) disease often caused by viral or bacterial or fungal infection. 44. OPV -- stands for oral polio vaccine. This is an effective and safe polio-virus vaccine administered by mouth. 45. Dental caries -- this is a medical phrase that means tooth decay or cavities caused by bacterial activities. 46. LMP -- stands for last menstrual period. It means the date when you last saw your period ( menstrual flow). 47. Cardiomegaly -- this medical terminology simply means "enlarged heart," it's mostly caused by high blood pressure or coronary artery heart disease. 48. Lipoma -- refers to that soft and slow- growing fat (non cancerous) lump situated under a person's skin. 49. Mammogram -- this medical jargon describes X-ray image of the breast for detection of cancer in women. It's also called breast screening. 50. Cyst -- cysts are sac-like structures (filled with liquid or gaseous or solid materials) that can grow or form on the skin, organs and other tissues of the body.
Health / Re: 100+ Medical Terminologies Every Non-medical Person Ought To Know by Hubtain(m): 1:04pm On Feb 10, 2016
Source: www.sproutby.com/2016/02/medical-jargons-medical-words-terms-Nigeria.html?m=1

16. Nocte -- means night only. Whenever you see
nocte on your prescription note, it means you
should take that particular drug at night
only.
17. PRN -- "pro re nata" means as necessary or
when needed. Talking about drugs, when prn
is written, you can take such drug as
necessary and when needed.
18. Stat -- a Latin word - "satim" which means
immediately or instantly. Health
professionals use this medical jargon to
indicate that a medication be taken
immediately or urgently.
19. BP -- means blood pressure ( the force with
which blood moves through the blood
vessels).
20. HTN -- stands for hypertension.
21. DM -- stands for diabetes mellitus.
22. IM -- stands for intramuscular. This is a
medical word that indicates that a
medication be administered through the
muscles.
23. H/O or Hx -- means history of. This is a
record of patients' medical background.
24. COPD -- stands for chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease. This is a lung disease
that makes breathing difficult for affected
persons.
25. Hepatitis -- this is a virus that invades and
damages the liver.
26. Abortifacient -- a medical term that describes
any substance or medical product used for
inducing abortion.
27. Leukemia -- refers to cancer of the blood
cells which starts in the bone marrow.
28. Spontaneous Abortion -- commonly called
miscarriage, this is simply the lost of
pregnancies of less than 20 weeks old (of
non- viable gestational age).
29. Abscess -- refers to a collection of fluids
called pus. For example, skin abscess is
known as boil.
30. Hematologist -- a medical word that
describes a physician specializing in
diagnosing and treatment of blood and bone
marrow related diseases.

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Health / Re: 100+ Medical Terminologies Every Non-medical Person Ought To Know by Hubtain(m): 1:00pm On Feb 10, 2016
Source: www.sproutby.com/2016/02/medical-jargons-medical-words-terms-Nigeria.html?m=1

100+ Medical Jargons Worth Knowing:

1. Gravida -- is a medical term (a latin word)
that describes the total number of
pregnancies a woman has had, regardless of
the outcome of the pregnancies. For
example, nulligravida refers to a woman who
has never been pregnant before; primigravida
means first- time pregnant and multi-gravida
means many pregnancies.
2. Partum -- is a latin word which means
childbirth or delivery, as in prepartum(before
delivery or during labour) and post partum
(after delivery).
3. Para -- is a medical jargon that indicates the
total number of pregnancies a woman has
carried for more than 20 weeks ( a viable
gestational age), regardless of whether the
outcome of the pregnancy is a stillbirth or
live birth. For example, nullipara refers to a
woman who has never given birth before,
while multi para means many births including
stillbirths.
4. Dystocia -- the prefix dys means abnormal or
difficult in Greek, and tocia was derived from
a Greek word - tokos (which means
childbirth). Therefore dystocia means difficult
childbirth or delivery. Sometimes doctors
mention the specific type such as labour
dystocia (meaning, obstructed labour), fetal
dystocia which also means abnormal fetal
size...
5. PID -- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is an
infection which is common with females. In
most cases, it is caused by STDs such as
gonorrheal and chlamydia.
6. Ectopic pregnancy -- refers to pregnancy
outside the uterus. It's also called tubal
pregnancy.
7. Trimester -- literally, it means 3 months...
But in medicine, it is a term used to describe
the phases or stages of pregnancies. In
obstetrics, pregnancy is divided into 3 stages
of fetal development - namely: first trimester
( 0 to 13 weeks); second trimester ( 14 to 26
weeks) and third trimester ( 27 to 40 weeks).
8. C/O -- this is a short form of "complain of."
Health providers use it to indicate patient's
complaint.
9. Dialysis -- is a medical procedure for
removing waste products and excess fluids
from the body of a patient with kidney failure
or damaged kidney. It is an artificial
alternative for blood cleansing...
10. cap -- it is a short form of capsule.
11. tab -- a short form of tablet.
12. Rx -- is a latin verb - "recipe" - which means
"take thus". It refers to a doctor's
prescription.
13. Dx -- refers to diagnosis or disease.
14. Fx -- is a medical jargon that means fracture
15. tds -- means three times daily (refers to how
a drug is to be taken)
Health / 100+ Medical Terminologies Every Non-medical Person Ought To Know by Hubtain(m): 12:54pm On Feb 10, 2016
Sometimes medical jargons can be hard for an
average person to understand...

Why bother myself with the meaning of medical
terminologies when I'm not a medical personnel,
you may ask. See, life has no duplicate and
therefore it is absolutely unwise to be carefree
about things that concern your health, okay!

Hold on a sec, before you further justify your
lazy-self or lackadaisical attitude towards your
health with the usual line- "let the experts do
their thing," lemme remind you that there's no
medical expert anywhere in the world that can
manage your health better than you. I guess
that makes you an expert too...

So, my little advice is- you should always see yourself as a professional partnering with your healthcare
providers to fix your medical problems and not a
completely naive person. As an expert, you really
need to know the meaning of at least a handful
of medical jargons.

Need I tell you that knowing the meaning of
couple of medical words will do you a lot of
good in a country like Nigeria...

So, I have compiled a list of some medical
terminologies or medical jargons commonly used
by most medical personnels in Nigeria and their
meaning.
Source: www.sproutby.com/2016/02/medical-jargons-medical-words-terms-Nigeria.html?m=1
Health / Re: 24 Things Worth Knowing About NHIS by Hubtain(m): 2:50pm On Jan 31, 2016
twoondei:
I pray o

Does it cover scondary care?

Standard care, yea. Best care, naaa

Na so so cheap drugs. Private hospitals can tell the true story
Seriously it does... I mean it covers secondary care. Most times people get inferior treatment from hospitals because they have very shallow idea of the ideal scope of coverage and enrollee's rights and privileges. See, these hospitals will respect and treat you right if you know what you're entitled to and how to get it...
Health / Re: 24 Things Worth Knowing About NHIS by Hubtain(m): 9:59am On Jan 31, 2016
8. NHIS pay capitation (upfront payment) on behalf of its registered enrollee to their respective HMOs.

9. NHIS has at least one office in every state in
Nigeria.

10. NHIS always publish capitation payment notice for each quarter on its website homepage... So, when next your hospital try to deny you access to health care services due to "no capitation" payment, quickly run a check on NHIS website to know who to blame...

11. You're to make a co-payment of 10% for drugs (that is, tablets, injections and infusions) to a hospital with NHIS approved pharmacy at point of drugs collection. You're not paying for any other service...

12. NHIS doesn't cover for any kind of family planning device, you're only covered for counseling.

13. As a student under NHIS, Tertiary Institutions
Social Health Insurance Programme (TISHIP) covers you when pregnant in school for about 2
live births.

14. Every NHIS accredited hospital is under an oath to "accept every active NHIS enrollee without discrimination. An accredited hospital cannot reject a patient except on appeal to NHIS stating the grounds for rejection."

Read the complete article and download the contacts of your respective HMOs and the NHIS contact persons in every state in Nigeria here: www.sproutby.com/2016/01/National-Health-Insurance-Scheme.html?m=0
Health / Re: 24 Things Worth Knowing About NHIS by Hubtain(m): 9:44am On Jan 31, 2016
1. NHIS was established to make quality healthcare
affordable and accessible to all Nigerians. As a
Nigerian and a registered NHIS enrollee, you have
the backing of the government (via the
Constitution) to enjoy quality healthcare at a
cheaper cost.

2. You can sue NHIS for not making its promises
good and for any damage sustained due to
negligence... And NHIS can also sue you as it
deem fit.

3. NHIS place higher priority on its customers (you).
This alone should be enough to boost your confidence and trust in the scheme. Anytime your complaint gets to NHIS, her judgement is always in favour of the enrollee involved.

4. NHIS has plenty hospitals (both private and
government owned) on its list that any registered
enrollee can choose from.

5. If you are dissatisfied with your chosen hospital's
services, you can apply for a change of hospital
after three (3) months of initial access to care but it may take up to about six (6) months to be effected.

Source: www.sproutby.com/2016/01/National-Health-Insurance-Scheme.html?m=0

Health / 24 Things Worth Knowing About NHIS by Hubtain(m): 9:36am On Jan 31, 2016
National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was
setup to serve as a leveling ground for Nigerians... Prior to the establishment of NHIS, quality healthcare was a luxury to an ordinary person.

Majority of the objectives of NHIS point to the fact that it was established for an ordinary person's benefit. Unfortunately, these ordinary people are not really enjoying the scheme as they should...

Having worked in a NHIS accredited hospital, I can confidently say ignorance is the main thing that's keeping people from maximizing their premium under NHIS. Most hospital know this and are taking advantage of this side of you...

As a NHIS enrollee, you ought to be given the
best healthcare services anytime you visit your
healthcare provider...

See, you can enlist yourself in the VIP register of
your healthcare provider by acquainting yourself
with this crucial information about NHIS and with
this- you'll suffer little or no discrimination henceforth.

Source: www.sproutby.com/2016/01/National-Health-Insurance-Scheme.html?m=0
Health / Re: Ladies!!! Get In Here!! What Is The Most Suitable Family Planning Method? by Hubtain(m): 2:27pm On Jan 24, 2016
Condom
This method is believed to be 99% effective when used appropriately and consistently.
Condom is a good barrier method of child spacing which stops sperm and transmittable infections from passing between partners during intercourse.
There are male and female condoms.
Male condom is rolled on a man's erected 'tool' while female condom is inserted deep into a woman's honeypot before intercourse.
It can protect against STIs
Make sure you always check the expiry date before using it
It helps prevent cervical cancer
It can be bought cheaply and easily accessible
Source: www.sproutby.com/2016/01/ladies-get-in-here-what-is-most.html?m=1
Health / Re: Ladies!!! Get In Here!! What Is The Most Suitable Family Planning Method? by Hubtain(m): 1:22pm On Jan 24, 2016
Implant
This method is said to be 99% effective when used correctly and consistently.
This is a thin and flexible, 'matchstick- size' plastic object used for preventing pregnancy. It is inserted into the inner surface(under the skin) of your upper arms. It contains a hormone called progestin which stops eggs from leaving the ovary (ovulation inhibition).
This object keeps sperm from getting to the eggs by continuously releasing a small amount of progestin into your body
It provides 5 years protection- it may be less effective towards the end of the fifth year though
It doesn't protect against STIs
It may affect a developing baby when used during pregnancy
You may experience the following: headache, Pelvic pain, breast pain, weight gain if you use this method
The most common brand in Nigeria is Jadelle
This is a long acting and reversible contraceptive
Source: www.sproutby.com
Health / Re: Ladies!!! Get In Here!! What Is The Most Suitable Family Planning Method? by Hubtain(m): 1:01pm On Jan 24, 2016
Walexz02:
Trust Nairaland ladies, they won't show up now
Lol! It seems they're still in church or NASFAT...
Health / Re: Ladies!!! Get In Here!! What Is The Most Suitable Family Planning Method? by Hubtain(m): 12:17pm On Jan 24, 2016
Injectables:
This method is belived to be around 99% effective when used correctly and consistently.
This is a good contraceptive choice for women who cannot use any child spacing method that contain estrogen. It contains progesterone only- which prevents the release of egg from the ovary and it also stops sperm from getting to the eggs.
There are three types of contraception injections:
1. Depo-provera (depot medroxyprogesterone acetate or DMPA)- it lasts for 12 week 2. Noristerat- lasts for 8 weeks 3. Sayana Press, which lasts for 13 weeks. Depo-provera and Noristerat are more common in Nigeria.
This family planning method does not protect against STIs
You may experience irregular or prolonged bleeding as a first timer
Source: www.sproutby.com/2016/01/ladies-get-in-here-what-is-most.html?m=1
Health / Re: Ladies!!! Get In Here!! What Is The Most Suitable Family Planning Method? by Hubtain(m): 11:43am On Jan 24, 2016
Progestogen Only Pills (Minipill):
This method is also 99% effective when used appropriately and consistently.
It contains only progestogen hormone (no estrogen)
This artificial hormone forms a wall or thickens cervical mucous to block sperm and egg from meeting and prevents ovulation
It can be used while breastfeeding ---it does not affect breast milk production
Works best when taken at the same time each day
It doesn't interfere with intercourse
It doesn't protect against STIs too
It's safe for women with high blood pressures, obesity or overweight, history of blood clot, a smoker who's over 35 years old
Not safe for women with breast cancer, severe Liver disease, viral hepatitis...
You may experience abdominal cramps , irregular menstrual periods and heavy bleeding while on the pill
Source: www.sproutby.com/2016/01/ladies-get-in-here-what-is-most.html?m=1
Health / Re: Ladies!!! Get In Here!! What Is The Most Suitable Family Planning Method? by Hubtain(m): 11:36am On Jan 24, 2016
[b] Combined Oral Contraception:
This method of child spacing is believed to be up to 99% effective with correct and consistent use.
It contain combinations of estrogen and progestone (these are man made hormones that prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation- the release of egg from the ovaries).
It reduces risk of endometrial and ovarian cancer by about 50%.
It works better when taken at about the same time daily
It doesn't protect against STIs
You may experience mood changes while on the pill
It's not safe for women with personal or family history of heart disease, migraine, overweight, uncontrolled hypertension,...
Not recommended for a smoker who is over 35 years old
The artificial hormones in the pill make it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus (womb) by thickening the mucus at the cervix.
Source: www.sproutby.com/2016/01/ladies-get-in-here-what-is-most.html?m=1

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