Most people have some kind of relationship with their regular doctors. But such relationships must always have clear boundaries, and should always remain professional. If certain lines are crossed, the relationship becomes something else, and can no longer be defined as a doctor-patient relationship.
Ever heard of the saying that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks? Well, the meaning of the saying is self-explanatory. When people have been used to doing things in a particular way, they will not abandon their habits. With some coaxing, some will change their habits. But others will stand their ground, even when it’s evident that doing things differently is more valuable.
Most women in the reproductive age group are familiar with the term fibroid. Fibroids are ‘golf-ball’ like swellings commonly found within the body of the womb (uterus). They are fairly common, especially in African women. It is important to be aware that fibroids are not cancer, and can be left alone for the lifetime of the woman. The exact cause of fibroids is not known, though there appears to be a genetic link.
Cosmetic surgery is a thriving industry, mainly popularized by the ever glamorous celebrities. But the practice never really escaped the attention of the middle class populace, who now drive the industry. In a typical day, there are multitudes of people waiting their turn to modify an unwieldly part of their bodies. There are boob jobs, facelifts, liposuctions and genital cosmetics among a host of other procedures.