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WELBODI Episode 211 Hemophilia

In this edition, we will discuss hemophilia, a rare condition that affects the blood’s ability to clot. It is usually inherited and most people who have it are male. Normally, when you cut yourself, a clot forms and this makes…

WELBODI Episode 209 Autism

On Welbodi, we focus on health issues in the subregion, carry you along on developments across the board, and provide adequate information to enable you to make the right health decisions. Today, we spotlight autism, a growing global health issue,…

WELBODI Episode 208 World Tuberculosis Day

Today, we zoom in on Tuberculosis (TB), a life-threatening disease that mostly affects the lungs but can involve just about any part of the body, including the kidneys, spine or brain. It is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis…

WELBODI EPISODE 207 SCHIZOPHRENIA AND HEALTHY FASTING

For the first part of the program, we will be discussing Schizophrenia, a serious mental disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. This condition involves a range of problems with thinking, behavior, and emotions. Signs and symptoms may vary but…

WELBODI Episode 204 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

In this edition, we are discussing Systemic lupus erythematosus, a chronic auto-immune disease that can affect many parts of the body. It occurs when the immune system, which normally helps protect the body from infection and disease, attacks its own…

WELBODI Episode 203 Fibromyalgia

This edition is centered around Fibromyalgia, a disorder that amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain and spinal cord process painful and nonpainful signals. It is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood…

WELBODI EPISODE 202 EPILEPSY AND FGM

For the first part of this edition, we will be talking about Epilepsy – a brain condition where nerve cells don’t signal properly, subsequently causing seizures. Now seizures are uncontrolled bursts of electrical activities that change sensations, behaviors, awareness, and…

WELBODI Episode 201 Cancer

This edition focuses on a critical health and human issue – Cancer, the second leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for an estimated 9.6 million deaths, in 2018, according to the World Health Organization, WHO. Cancer is a large group…

WELBODI EPISODE 200 LEPROSY AND BIPOLAR DISORDER

As the world commemorates International Leprosy Day, we examine the plights of people living with this disease in the subregion. All over the world, people have incorrect and harmful beliefs about this disease, often leading to discrimination against people affected…

WELBODI EPISODE 199 SCLERODERMA

In this edition, we discuss Scleroderma, also known as systemic sclerosis – a group of rare diseases that involve the hardening and tightening of the skin and other areas of the body. It may also cause problems in the blood…

WELBODI EPISODE 198 HICCUPS

In this edition, we are discussing Hiccups – involuntary sounds made by repeated spasms of the diaphragm. The diaphragm is the muscle that separates your chest from your stomach area and plays an important role in breathing. When a hiccup…