Dr Izunwa Osita Edmund is president of Association of Resident Doctors , Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Anambra State . The Association held her medical week yesterday during which she visited the less privileged , organized football matches, among others. In this interview with AMAECHI PERCY ONYEJEKWE, Izunwa spoke on a number of issues affecting heath care delivery system in the country. Excerpts
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Unhealthy eating habits, lack of exercise, ailments related to digestive system and problems in the bowel movement are the underlying reasons for the appearance of pot-shaped belly. The excess deposit of fat in the abdominal region due to excess weight is another reason for the irregularity in the shape of the tummy.
Experts also believe that pot belly is caused by excess calories. These calories lead to accumulation of fat in the abdomen; hence the abdomen protrudes excessively leading to a pot belly. The calories can be derived from foods, especially foods that are high in fat.
The increasing rate of infertility among men could partly be as a result of stress in jobs and other spheres of life engaged by the men, a new health research report has shown.
The spread of polio virus has been successfully confined by the Federal Government to two northern states of Kano and Yobeaccording to the Supervising Minister of State for Health, Dr. KhaliruAlhassan.
Alhassan made this knownrecentlywhen he gave update on the success being recorded by government towards total eradication of polio in the country.
Etisalat Nigeria and other Mobile Network Operators across Africa are partnering the African Union (AU) Commission to support the fight against Ebola in West Africa. The initiative, operating under the hash tag ‘#AfricaAgainstEbola’ will combat the dreaded virus by using an SMS dedicated platform to raise funds for the deployment of African health workers to affected countries.