ANGELA ATIENO OKETCH
Date of birth: 20/02/1986
Where you work currently: KISUMU
When you began your career in journalism: 2014
Telephone: +254 721 74 82 30
Angela Oketch is a correspondent Health write...
How to handle patients with sensitive health issuesConvincing a patient with an embarrassing health problem to open up for medical assistance is not an easy matter. Medics have adopted diverse strategies to win their confidence. “The first thing I do to make patients relax is meet them in a different environment, may be a restaurant,” said Paul Mitei, an obstetrician and gynaecologist. “The hospital environment is feared by many, more so men,” Dr Mitei said.
If a woman's blood sugar is elevated during early pregnancy when the foetus’ heart is forming, it raises the risk that the baby will be born with a congenital heart defect, even if the woman doesn’t have diabetes.
For those diagnosed and put on treatment, the regimen can last up to six months, raising challenges of adherence, and the resultant possibility of developing drug-resistant TB. Treatment of multidrug resistant TB takes up to two years, and requires use of toxic second-line drugs with severe side effects. Now researchers have discovered that taking vitamin C alongside tuberculosis drugs could reduce the amount of time needed for the drugs to work.
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