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I am always constipated

I am a 60 year- old pensioner who has been of good health for some time. I recently retired from government work. Since then, I noticed that I get easily constipated. Kindly advise me on what to do about this. Goke (by SMS)Your…

No sex for one year

I am a 55- year old widower. I have not had sex since I lost my wife about a year ago. Kindly let me know the negative consequences of this to my health and what I can do to treat them. Ifeanyi (by SMS)There are no negative health…

Coronavirus and sex

I want to know if I can catch the Coronavirus from sex. I am a sex worker and isolating myself will make me go hungry. Please help. Ekaette (by SMS)As a sex worker, you will be in contact with different sex partners and this will…

Chloroquine and coronavirus

I recently read online that Chloroquine can cure Coronavirus. If true, kindly let me know the dosage and duration for the treatment. Kassim (by SMS)Yes, it is true that Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine have successfully been applied…

My severe weight loss

I am a 50 year old Civil Servant who has been in good health until 3 months ago when I noticed that I was losing weight. I sleep well and my appetite is good. Kindly let me know what could be causing by weight loss.Samuel (by SMS)…

My snoring problem

I am a 45 year old man. My problem is that I snore heavily and it is affecting my marriage because my wife is seriously complaining. Kindly help me.Ibukun (by SMS)Snoring can be due to several factors such as blocked…

What causes kidney stones?

I recently had sharp pains in my loins. An ultrasound showed that I have kidney stones. Kindly let me know what could have caused this. I am a healthy 40-year-old man and I fast frequently in line with my religious faith.Jemila  (by…