It is a normal thing for every living thing to grow, growth is for sure part of life. Everyone desires it. But it becomes worrisome when there’s a shift from the normal in a living thing’s growth.

Growth Disorder
Growth disorders are anomalies or irregularities that occur throughout a child’s growth and development. In comparison to other kids his or her own age, a child’s growth rate can be either slower or quicker.

When to be worried about your child’s growth
Is your child noticeably taller or shorter than other kids his or her age?
Although they may be small for their age, some children may still be developing normally. Some kids have short or tall parents, which causes certain traits.

However, some kids suffer from development issues. Children that suffer from growth issues are unable to reach their typical weight, height, sexual maturity, or other physical characteristics.

What causes growth disorder?
Growth hormone, which is produced by the pituitary gland, promotes the growth of bone and other tissues. Children who don’t get enough risk being quite short.
Additionally, a person can have too much growth hormone. A pituitary gland tumor, which is not cancer, is typically the cause.

When a child has too much growth hormone, their bones and body will develop excessively, a condition known as gigantism. It can result in acromegaly in adulthood, which enlarges the hands, feet, and face.

Most of these causes can largely be attributed to genetic, psychological, hormonal, nutritional, and environmental factors.

How Growth Disorders Can Be Diagnosed
Your child must be seen by a physician in order to develop an accurate diagnosis. Your child’s weight and height will be measured by the doctor in comparison to the growth curves and your weight and height.

The child’s bone development stage can also be evaluated, and an X-ray scan can reveal whether the child has a growth issue when compared to other kids their age.

Eventually, other doctors will be involved in your child’s care to attain positive results.

Ever heard of Heat Stroke and what it does to the body? Let’s take you through a short ride into this serious ailment.

Heat Stroke Defined
Heatstroke is a medical illness that develops when your body overheats, typically as a result of extended exposure to or physical activity in hot environments.

Treatment is urgently needed for heatstroke.
The heart, kidneys, muscles, and brain can all quickly suffer harm if heat stroke is untreated. The longer treatment is put off, the more damage there is, raising an individual’s chance of death or life-threatening consequences.

Heat Stroke Symptoms

  • Excessive body temperature
  • Alteration of behavior or mental state
  •  Modificationo of sweating
  •  Vomiting and nauseous
  •  Bright skin
  • Rapid breathing
  •  A pounding heartbeat
  • Headache



Heat  Stroke Risk Factor
1. Certain Ages: Too Young and Old
2. Extreme Hot  Climates
3. Exposure to Hot Weathers Suddenly
4. Inadequate Ventilation
5. Some Kind of Medication
6. Some Health Conditions

Heat Stroke Complications
Depending on how long the body temperature is elevated due to heatstroke, various issues may arise, which include: Injury to vital organs, Brain or other important organs swelling, and Death when not promptly attended to.

First Aids For Heat Stroke
After making a call to the health emergency unit, before their arrival you can help the victim by doing the following:

  • Bring the individual inside or into some shade.
  • Remove any extra clothing.
  • Use any available method to cool the person down, such as placing ice packs or wet towels on their head, neck, armpits, and groin.

Other options include soaking them in a cool tub of water or giving them a cool shower, misting them with cool water while using a fan, or spraying them with a garden hose.
Note: Caution needs to be done when doing these processes to avoid further complications.

Prevention of Heat Stroke
1. Stay hydrated always
2. Limit strenuous activities during hot seasons
3. Avoid alcohol and all caffeine in hot seasons
4. Endeavor to replenish your body whenever you notice the loss of excess fluids
5. Never leave children in damp areas unattended e.g inside a closed car.

Abortion legality is a crucial topic in the hearts of many individuals nowadays, especially those in developed countries, where citizens make every possible attempt to exercise their rights.

Legal Abortion is simply the right to go through abortion legally by authorized health experts.

What complete health means
While it is true that WHO defined health “as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
It is imperative to check it when some of the actions we take pose threats to this completeness, one of these actions being abortion, especially the one down illegally.

How does abortion affect complete health?
Abortion done illegally poses severe health risks to the individual involved. This is so because in most cases it is done by an unauthorized person. Thus altering the state of the complete health of the individual.

Adverse effect of this illegal abortion results to Cervical or uterine injury, extreme bleeding, incomplete abortion that necessitates a second surgical abortion procedure, uterine or fallopian tube infection, sepsis or septic shock, which results in uterine lining scarring, fatal uterine perforation, and others.

Why Abortion should be legalized
The truth remains that regardless of the law against abortion in most countries, individuals will continue to perform the termination process of these unwanted or risky pregnancies illegally.
And the implication of this is as mentioned above and even leads to death in worse cases.

The need to legalize abortion is more essential than ever, especially because of those with health issues who may become pregnant accidentally.
Developing countries of the world are majorly affected by this menace constantly leading to about 13% death in women yearly.

When abortion is legalized, women wouldn’t have to go through quack process of terminating these pregnancies, they would be able to go unashamedly to medical practitioners who would undergo the process for them accurately.

Monkey pox is a rare viral infestation transmitted from animals to human (viral zoonosis) similar to small pox except that the former is milder and less complicated.

The first case of monkey pox was reported in Congo and since then, it has occured in 5 countries including Nigeria. The viral infection can be transmitted by (vectors) rodents, monkeys and medium via blood and body fluids. In essence it can be transmitted through contact with an infected person.

Symptoms of money pox
They include

  • Rashes
  • Papules
  • Fever
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Dry cough
  • Backache
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Tiredness
  • Malaise

 

Treatment of Monkey pox

Monkey pox is self limiting and the symptoms may last 2-4 weeks, however it can be treated with antiviral drugs after diagnosis in the laboratory.

 

Prevention

Avoid contact with infected person and one of the best way to prevent monkey pox is vaccination

Taking minimal or large quantity of alcohol tends to affect the body in such a way that metabolism is complicated. At such a host of diseases can result from prolonged alcoholism.

Some of them include:
1. Diabetes Mellitus : Alcohol is break down to sugar at the end and this can lead to diabetes Type 2

2. Cancer  such as Breast cancer, liver cancer, colorectal cancer, oesophagus cancer etc. : Growth of abnormal cells may occur when the body refuses to break down toxins contained in alcohol.

3. Cardiovascular problems such as high blood pressure

 4. Pancreatitis : Pancreas aids in breaking down food however in chronic alcoholism there might be cases of inflammation of the pancreas known as pancreatitis.

5. Mental illness : Alcohol is a depressant hence taking it can further tamper with your head and reasoning.

Sources:

https://www.aspenridgerecoverycenters.com/list-of-diseases-caused-by-alcohol-5/

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/297734

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/alcohol-use-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20369243

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/alcohol