Medical conditions that need urgent attention

Preterm Uterine Contraction or Labour

This refers to uterine contraction before pregnancy reaches maturity. This may be due to a number of factors such as twin pregnancy, too much amniotic fluid surrounding the baby,

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Vomiting and Diarrhoea

These are grouped together because they usually occur together, though they may occur independent of each other. They are symptoms of the diseases affecting the digestive system.

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Sudden Collapse

When someone suddenly collapses, this may be due to a number of problems. It may be due to internal or external bleeding, hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level), cardiac arrest,

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Bleeding after Delivery

This is one of the major causes of death relating to pregnancy. Deliveries conducted by unqualified health practitioners are responsible for the majority of cases of this bleedi

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Bleeding in Pregnancy

Bleeding at any stage of pregnancy is dangerous to both the baby and the mother. Early presentation is very important to limit blood loss which could place both the mother and the baby in d

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Severe Hypertension

Severe hypertension (high blood pressure up to 160/110 mmHg and above) needs urgent attention because the blood pressure level may lead to rupture of blood vessels in the brain, resul

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Convulsion can affect children and adults, women and men. Convulsion can be due to varying disease conditions – epilepsy, meningitis (infection of the coverings of the brain)

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Following accident, fracture may occur with or without open wounds. Whichever is the case, someone with fracture needs prompt doctor’s attention to minimize blood loss from t

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Head Injury

Head injury is a very serious condition which may be life-threatening. The damage done following head injury depends on the extent of such injury.

However, since the extent canno

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