Dr. Ismail Oseni, a medical consultant at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), has advocated for the standardization of traditional medicine in order to enhance the quality of healthcare provided in the nation.
Additionally, he urged the government to provide health insurance programs for the nation’s residents and to boost financing for medical research.
At a health discussion held as part of Press Week, which was organized by the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Ilorin, Kwara State, Ismail discussed prostrate enlargement and cancer care. He clarified that not all cases of prostrate enlargement are carcinogenic.
According to him, all males over 40, with the exception of those who have been castrated, are at risk for prostrate growth, which, if left untreated, might progress to prostrate cancer.
Ismail described prostate cancer as a leading cause of mortality for men worldwide and urged men over 40 to adopt a culture of routine screening to find out their status.
He counseled those suffering from cancer and enlarged prostates to abstain from alcohol and tobacco and to monitor their diet, paying special attention to dairy products, cheese, and meat.
Ismail also suggested that sufferers up their vegetable and fish intake, avoid white meat, and exercise frequently.
In her lecture on menopause, Dr. Lola Owolabi, another specialist at the teaching hospital, stated that elevated blood pressure, weight gain, and mood swings are some of the main consequences on women that are caused by this natural phenomena.
She said that one of the main causes of menopause was the body’s decrease of eggs.
Moving ahead, Owolabi urged women to wear light clothing, eat more proteins, consume less carbs, and boost their calcium intake, among other things. She stated that menopause shouldn’t prevent women from having sex.