Zubair Abdulahi, MBBS

Dr. Zubair Abdulahi is a licensed medical practitioner with a degree in medicine and surgery who is interested in using new media to influence health decisions by providing information on health queries. He has written for top publications in Nigeria like the Guardian. When he's not working as a doctor, he enjoys the game of football as well as sight-seeing and listening to classical music.

Swollen Lymph Nodes Under Jaw: Causes and Treatment

swollen lymph nodes under jaw

Lymph nodes are present in almost every part of the body. They are more prominent in some areas than others. As part of the immune system, they keep our bodies healthy and safe from disease-causing organisms. Typically, they are away from view and only a trained professional may find them. However, they become swollen and …

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Pneumonia In Kids: Causes, Symptoms, Signs and Treatment

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Receiving a diagnosis of Pneumonia for your little one can be quite a shock, especially if you don’t know much about the disease. It is a very common illness and is also, thankfully, a very treatable disease. The recovery rate can be as high as one hundred percent especially if it is discovered early and …

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Forgetting To Breathe: What Can Cause It?

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Forgetting to breathe is, without a doubt, one of the weirdest and surprising things that can happen to you. This is because breathing is automatic and seamless for most healthy people. This means that not a lot of thought or conscious effort is put into it. Forgetting to breathe, while seemingly ludicrous, is something that …

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Yellow Diarrhea: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

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Your stool color says a lot about your gut and overall health. Your gut processes ingested food, absorbs nutrients and discards the waste products which we see as stool. Normal poop is formed, soft and brownish in color. When one passes frequent loose stools – more than three loose stools in the space of twenty-four …

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Numbness In The Left Arm and Hand: Causes And Treatment

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Numbness in any part of the body is not a normal sensation, especially if it persists, and may be due to a number of reasons. It is commonly due to a problem affecting a nerve or the collection of nerves supplying an area of the body. Numbness due to nerve affectation is caused by damage, …

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Shortness Of Breath At Night: Causes And Treatment

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Respiratory system problems are very common in clinical practice with many of the patients visiting the doctor having problems related to breathing, including shortness of breath. Shortness of breath is usually brought on by a problem with the functioning of the heart or the lungs. In this article, we will look at health conditions that …

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Can You Live With One Lung?

can you live with one lung

In some individuals, different factors ensure that they have to continue living with one lung, rather than two as in most people. This may be due to an inborn error, trauma, lifestyle or occupational diseases affecting the lungs. The lungs are considered vital for life and are integral for everyday functioning. In this article, we …

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Can’t Breathe Through Nose? Here Are Likely Reasons Why

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The nose is responsible for air exchange and the sense of smell. It allows oxygen from the atmosphere into the lungs where air exchange occurs. It cleans, warms and moisturizes the air we breathe in to make it safe before it reaches the lungs.  It is much larger than it looks from the outside and …

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How Long Does It Take To Digest Food?

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Food is an important part of our lives as it provides us with the much-needed energy and nutrients necessary for the activities of daily living. However, for food to yield energy, it has to be digested. Different types of food are digested in different ways leading to differing lengths of time required for digestion. This article …

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