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The First Galactic War

Benson C Saili
THIS EARTH, MY BROTHER…


Since the Lyra constellation occupies such a special place in galactic history being the womb and  birthplace of the humanoid race, it is important that we get to know more about it.

Lyra comprises of nine stars or suns. As such, it stretches over a very vast expanse of space. It’s most famous star is Veg constellation a, also known as Alpha Lyrae. Vega (Arabic for “swooping eagle”)  is the brightest star in the Lyra (because it is the nearest to our Solar System, about 25 light years away) and the fifth brightest star in the night sky as seen from Earth.
    

Two of Lyra’s neighbouring constellations are the highly infamous Draco and the little known Hercules.
    

Lyra has been described as “the symbolic harp upon which the song of humanity is played” to denote its primacy as the genesis of the humanoid race. As such, it is often depicted as a lyre, a musical instrument with strings that was played in antiquity. In Wales, the Lyra constellation is known as King Arthur’s Harp  (a mythological great king) or King David’s Harp (the David of the Hebrew Bible).
    

For ages, Lyrans, lived in peace and harmony in their vast empire. But all along, Lucifer was simply biding his time. At some stage, he sprang into action, aware time was running out. He now desperately needed a natural energy source powered by the God-force to sustain his race of fallen angels. This energy source as we have long pointed out were humanoids themselves in the form of the low-vibration energy they would generate from externally induced negative mind states. For as long as there was harmony among the humanoids, there would be no emission of  low-vibration energy for Lucifer and his angels to tap into.  It was therefore time Lucifer created polarity amongst the humanoids and consequently the perennial tension that would constantly produce this negative energy.
    

First, Lucifer decided to relocate the physical Reptoids from his galaxy, M-51, to the Milky Way Galaxy, where Humanoids dwelt. The Reptoids set up base in a constellation that we call Draco, which is part of the broader Orion empire. Stewart Swerdlow, a former instrument of the Illuminati who regularly interacted with Reptoid beings whilst involved  in a top-secret “shadow government” project known as the Montauk Project (more about it at a later stage as an own series) has this to say about them in his highly enlightening  book titled Blue Blood True Blood:
    

“Mentally, the Reptilians  were programmed to conquer and absorb all of the races and species that they encountered. Those that could not be absorbed were to be destroyed. The Reptilians are programmed to believe that they are the superior physical form. Scientifically speaking, Reptilian DNA does not change very much over eons of time. It basically remains the same. For them, this is their proof that they are already perfect, without any need to adapt. Mammalian life, on the other hand, evolves and changes form constantly to survive. To the Reptilian mind, this denotes weakness and inferiority.
    

“Reptilians are also androgynous, meaning male and female in one body. This is comparable to all non-physical forms that have no gender … like God-Mind. For this reason, the Reptilians believe themselves to be more godlike because of their androgyny. Due to their ethnocentric values, they also consider it their right to control and conquer all of space and time.”
 
LUCIFER TARGETS RED-HAIRED AND BLONDE-HAIRED LYRAENS

We have already made mention of how the Lyrans looked like in general but we will just recap here for emphasis. The mainstream Lyraens lived either on cooler planets, the furthest from the Lyra suns, or in the cooler parts of the planets that were close to the suns. As such, they were light-skinned, like the Caucasians of our planet. However, they were not pinko-white like white Earthlings but were bluish white. Their main planet was also called the Blue Planet. Hence they were generally referred to as the Blue People. There were variations in skin tone because of differing geographical conditions throughout the Lyra constellation but the most influential Lyraens were the Blue People. The Blue People were the first humanoids to evolve in Lyra, from lions, the reasons they were also referred to as Felines.   The next strain of humanoids to evolve were from primates, or apes. Eventually, the ape humanoids (humans like us) and the lion humanoids blended their genetics and this new hybrid humanoid line became the ruling line of Lyra known as the House of Avyon.  The Lyraens therefore had mammalian primeval genetics.
    

The mainstream Lyraens had one additional, highly significant trait. This had to do with the colour of their eyes and the colour of their hair. Most had blue eyes and blonde hair (like a lion, the animal they evolved from.) A tiny minority, what you would call “gems” as they were so scarce, had red hair and green eyes. This was the most admired race. Says Stewart Swerdlow: “In Lyraen society, red-haired people were considered special with extrasensory powers that connected them to non-physical realms. They were especially desired for breeding purposes. Special permission to breed with a red-haired person was required because of the extra, or superhuman, abilities that came with the offspring. For this reason, red-haired people were kept separate from the rest, and even had their own subculture.”
    

After the Lyraens had been evolving both physically and technologically for about 40 million years, the Reptoids (Reptilians with up to hundred percent Reptile genetics) decided to pounce. Since by this time the Lyraens had become space travellers, they knew of the presence of the Reptoids in the Milky Way Galaxy. The Lyraens were aware the Reptoids were a mighty military power in that they evolved much earlier than the Lyraens. Thus when the Reptoids encroached upon Lyra to flex their muscles, the Lyraens tried to appease them rather than brace to fight them. Exactly how did they do this? Stewart Swerdlow: “The red-haired people were coveted by the Reptilians, who as a species did not have much psychic ability. Often, when Reptilians came to a world for occupation, the Lyraens offered a group of red-haired people to appease them for a while. This practice eventually degenerated into sacrifices to appease the demons.”
    

At first, Lucifer did not press his Reptoids to launch an attack on the Lyraens and go for the jugular (He wanted a galactic war for the haul of negative energy that would generate interdimensionally).  Once again, he decided to bide his time. Aware that blonde haired and red-haired Lyraens were the most significant humanoid strains in Lyra, he targeted them both for incarnation and spiritual (demonic) possession. He took their genetics and mixed them with the collective energy of his fallen angels, who we today refer to as demons. This made it easy for demons from the Lower Fourth Dimension in the Astral realm to incarnate into this particular species of Lyraens. The Humanoids that were thus born were not fully mammalian: they were half mammalian, half Reptoid, what we call Reptilians. Because of this substantial component of Reptoid energy, Reptilians were also very much easy to possess by demons and therefore to influence. That’s why in satanic rituals in the Western world, all their high priestesses are blonde haired and blue eyed, as are the bulk of people picked as a sacrifice to the Devil. And in these rituals, when demons manifest, they do so in the form of a Reptoid being because a Reptoid is the predominant mode of physical expression by demons by virtue of energetic compatibility.

POLARITY DAWNS IN LYRA

Meanwhile, Lucifer’s strategy to infiltrate Lyra shrewdly and systematically both at the physical and spiritual level was proceeding apace. Because of this infiltration, polarity arose in Lyra. First, the pure-bred Felines were disgruntled that that they were ruled not by people of their genetic strain but by the Feline-Human hybrid. Second, another Lyraen race began to assert itself and it too sought hegemony and autonomy. This was the Vegan race. The Vegans were not Caucasians like the Lyraens proper. They were more like our East Indians, Native Americans, and the Australian aborigines. The friction between the Lyraens and the Vegans constituted another aspect of the polarity.
    

In the thick of these polemics, one planet in Lyra was chosen as a prototype integrative planet, a melting pot of all races in the Lyra Empire. This was the planet Apex. The spin was that it would bring about a synthesis that would promote peaceful co-existence.  The real Luciferian motive, however, was to aggravate the racial rifts (as is generally the case here on Earth) and precipitate conflicts leading to the destruction of the planet. Remember, Lucifer and his angels thrived on chaos. Lucifer’s strategy worked like a charm.
    

The planet Apex was inhabited by Lyraens, Vegans, and Reptilians. The Reptilians were mostly Serpentines, that is, those who had evolved from the snake species. With the passage of time, fault lines along racial lines emerged and each race sought dominance technologically, militarily, and industrially.  Says Lyssa Royal, who has a masterful knowledge of the developments in Lyra: “There was severe toxicity and severe radiation from atomic blasts. There was much pollution. The atmosphere began to deteriorate and plant life was shortly thereafter unable to produce enough oxygen to continue the cycle of carbon dioxide/oxygen which kept the ecosystem balanced. Many Apexians were dying from various diseases resulting from radiation or air pollution.”
    

Realising that the planet surface had been destroyed beyond rehabilitation and that it was no longer conducive to life, the Apexians decided to move underground and found a new subterranean world there. In the process, courtesy of Lyssa Royal, “They began learning to use alternate energy sources that could be used underground without any dependency on sunlight or oxygen from the surface. Thus they created a world that would be totally independent from the surface ecosystem.” In the process, they began to alter themselves genetically. “They deliberately manipulated their body type to suit their underground environment. They allowed themselves to become shorter in stature than they originally were so they could make better use of the cavern space. It was merely a conservation effort. Because they were not procreating physically, their reproductive organs atrophied. Their digestive tracts atrophied because they were no longer taking in solid nutrients. They had mutated to allow themselves to take in nutrients through the skin. Their eyes adapted to the environment through the pupil mutating to cover the entire eye. This allowed them to absorb certain frequencies of light beyond the visible spectrum. They had to do this in order to make optimal use of their underground environment.”
    

One hundred years later, they decided to return to the surface in the hope that the atmosphere and environment had now healed. They were shocked at what they found. Lyssa Royal: “Observing the star field, they knew the planet had shifted its position in the cosmos. The stars were very different. The astronomers who had been plotting the heavens during the seclusion were astonished. They realised then what they had done.” How did this come about? “The Apexians did not realise that the planet's toxicity had set a chain reaction in motion. Severe radiation had begun breaking down the planetary energy field on a subatomic level. This created an electromagnetic warp in the time/space fabric surrounding the Apex planet. While they were underground, Apex actually shifted its position in the time/space continuum because of this dramatic subatomic energy breakdown.  Time and space is very much like Swiss Cheese. A planet in one location is connected through a series of multidimensional networks or passageways to other areas of the galaxy. When this warp began around their planet, the planet was moved through the fabric of time/space to another time/space continuum – which was a significant distance from their point of origin.”

The new cosmic location in which the planet Apex found itself was the Zeta Reticuli star system. The benevolent ranks of the Apexians decided to leave the planet altogether to found their own in the Zeta neighbourhood.  This race, which was of  Serpentine genetic stock, is what we Earthlings now call Ebens (see Zeta Series).  

THE REPTOID INVASION

Not very long after the planet Apex vanished from Lyra off to Zeta Reticuli, the Drakons, the Reptoids from the Draco star system, decided It was time they forcefully took over the entire Lyraen Empire, which was rich with highly fertile soils which made the Lyraens the most prolific agriculturalists in the galaxy and a host of natural resources. The planets they first wanted to annex were Bila, Tek, and Merck.
    

The Drakons, however, did not come with guns blazing. Their strategy was to use tact since the Lyraens were no pushovers at this stage: they too had developed sophisticated weaponry that was deemed to be on par with that Draco firepower. The situation was akin to the stalemate that prevailed between the US and the Soviet Union during the Cold War, although it turned out the CIA had exaggerated the military might of the Soviet Union with a mercenary view to help create wealth for the Military Industrial Complex, who were periodically contracted by the US government to produce armaments that were a step or two ahead that of the Soviet Empire.
    

The Drakons pretended to be an empire that was in need of vital raw materials from Lyra and so approached the Lyraen authorities to propose a trade exchange.  But it seemed there was a misunderstanding (a cleverly orchestrated one) because when the trade delegation reported to the Draco authorities, they said the Lyraens were wary of the Drakons and were in fact preparing to wage war against the Draco empire. Thus alarmed, the Drakons decided to launch a decisive, preemptive blow. Shortly thereafter, the Drakon space fleets invaded Lyra, trained initially on the three most prestigious planets. In the event, Bila, Tek and Merck were completely destroyed and were reduced to space debris like the asteroids of our Solar System. The Lyraens were stunned but desperately fought back. It turned out, however, that the Drakons were militarily superior and the Lyraens were simply no match.     
    

Buoyed by their military prowess, the Drakons gave the Lyraens an ultimatum – either you vacate eleven other intact planets that we want the most and never come back again or you hold out foolhardily and face extinction. The overwhelming majority of the Lyraens decided to vacate. They were  given a grace period in which they were to evacuate into their giant space ships, which could be as huge as Gaborone, and head out into space to found new planetary homes. That way, the Lyraens ended up in other star systems such as Orion, Tau Ceti, Procyon, the Pleiades,   Sirius, and Andromeda.
    

The Drakon invasion of Lyra was the first inter-stellar armed conflict in the Milky Way Galaxy and is referred to as the First Galactic War.  

NEXT WEEK: HUMANOIDS FORM GALACTIC POLITICAL BLOC

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Appendicitis: Recognising the Signs

29th March 2022

Many a times I get clients casually walking into my room and requesting to be checked for “appendix”.  Few questions down the line, it is clear they are unaware of where the appendix is or what to expect when one does have it (appendicitis). Jokingly (or maybe not) I would tell them they would possibly not be having appendicitis and laughing as hard as they are doing. On the other hand, I would be impressed that at least they know and acknowledge that appendicitis is a serious thing that they should be worried about.

So, what is Appendicitis?

Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix; a thin, finger-like pouch attached to the large intestine on the lower right side of the abdomen. Often the inflammation can be as a result of blockage either by the faecal matter, a foreign body, infection, trauma or a tumour. Appendicitis is generally acute, with symptoms coming on over the course of a day and becoming severe rapidly. Chronic appendicitis can also occur, though rarely. In chronic cases, symptoms are less severe and can last for days, weeks, or even months. 

Acute appendicitis is a medical emergency that almost always ends up in the operating theatre. Though the appendix is locally referred to as “lela la sukiri”, no one knows its exact role and it definitely does not have anything to do with sugar metabolism. Appendicitis can strike at any age, but it is mostly common from the teen years to the 30s.

Signs to look out for

If you have any of the following symptoms, go and see a Doctor immediately! Timely diagnosis and treatment are vital in acute appendicitis;

Sudden pain that starts around the navel and shifts to the lower right abdomen within hours

The pain becomes constant and increases in severity (or comes back despite painkillers)

The pain worsens on coughing, sneezing, laughing, walking or deep breaths

Loss of appetite

Nausea and vomiting

Fever

Constipation or diarrhoea

Abdominal bloating/fullness

Diagnosis

The doctor often asks questions regarding the symptoms and the patient’s medical history. This will be followed up by a physical examination in which the Doctor presses on the abdomen to check for any tenderness, and the location of the pain. With acute appendicitis, pressing on and letting go of the right lower abdomen usually elicits an excruciatingly unbearable pain. Several tests may be ordered to determine especially the severity of the illness and to rule out other causes of abdominal pain. The tests may conditions include: blood tests, a pregnancy test, urinalysis, abdominal  “How do ultrasound scans work?” ultrasound (scan), CT scan or MRI Scan.

Treatment

The gold standard treatment of acute appendicitis is surgical removal of the appendix known as appendectomy. Luckily, a person can live just fine without an appendix! Surgical options include laparoscopy or open surgery and the type will be decided on by the Surgeon after assessing the patient’s condition. Painkillers and antibiotics are also given intravenously usually before, during and after the surgery.

Complications

Appendicitis can cause serious complications such as;

Appendicular mass/abscessIf the appendix is inflamed or bursts, one may develop a pocket of pus around it known as an abscess. In most cases, the abscess will be treated with antibiotics and drained first by placing a tube through one’s abdominal wall into the abscess. The tube may be left in place for a few hours or days while the infection is clearing up but ultimately one would still have surgery to remove the appendix.

Peritonitis – without treatment, the appendix can rupture/burst. The risk of this rises 48–72 hours after symptoms start. A ruptured appendix spreads the infection throughout the abdomen (peritonitis). This is life threatening and requires immediate surgery to remove the appendix and clean the abdominal cavity.

Death – The complications of appendicitis (and appendectomy) can be life threatening, only if the diagnosis has been missed and no proper treatment has been given on time. This is rare though with the evolved medical care.

If you need further advice or treatment please call 4924730, email  HYPERLINK “mailto:info@themedicscentre.co.bw” info@themedicscentre.co.bw or visit www.themedisccentre.co.bw

Antoinette Boima, MBBS, BMedSci, PgDip HIV/AIDS, Cert Aesth Med is the Managing Director of The Medics Centre in Palapye.

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A degree of common sense

7th February 2022

Here’s a news item from last month you may have missed. In December 2021 the University of Staffordshire announced it would be offered a degree course in pantomime! Yes, that’s right, a degree in popular festive entertainment, the Christmas panto.

We used to have one here, put on by the Capitol Players, though it seems to have fallen away in recent times, but the spectacle is still alive and well in the UK, both in local ad-dram (amateur dramatic ) societies and on the London stage and most of the major cities, these latter productions usually featuring at least one big-draw name from the world of show business with ticket prices commensurate with the star’s salary.

In case you’re unfamiliar with the pantomime format, it consists of a raucous mixture of songs and comedy all based around a well-known fairy or folk tale. Aladdin and His Magic Lamp, Cinderella, Jack & The Beanstalk & Dick Whittington are perennial favourites but any well-known tall tale goes. There is no set script, unlike a play, and storyline is just a peg to hang a coat of contemporary, often bawdy, gags on, in what should be a rollicking production of cross dressing – there has to be at least one pantomime dame, played by a man and always a figure of fun, and a Principal Boy, ostensibly the male lead, yet played by an attractive young woman.

As an art form it can trace its roots back to 16th century Italy and the Commedia Del’Arte which used a mélange of music, dance, acrobatics along with a cast of comic stock characters so it has a long and proud theatrical tradition but you have to wonder, does that really qualify it as a suitable subject for a university? Further, what use might any degree be that can be acquired in a single year? And last but not least, how much standing does any degree have which comes from a jumped-up polytechnic, granted university status along with many of its ilk back in 1992, for reasons best known to the government of the time? Even more worrying are the stated aims of the course.

Staffordshire University claims it is a world first and the masters course is aimed at people working inside as well as outside the industry. Students on the course, due to start in September 2022, will get practical training in the art form as well as research the discipline.

“We want to see how far we can take this,” Associate Professor of Acting and Directing Robert Marsden said. The role of pantomime in the 21st Century was also going to be examined, he said, “particularly post Me Too and Black Lives Matter”. Questions including “how do we address the gender issues, how do we tell the story of Aladdin in 2021, how do we get that balance of male/female roles?” will be asked, Prof Marsden added.

Eek! Sounds like Prof. Marsden wants to rob it of both its history and its comedic aspects – well, good luck with that! Of course that isn’t the only bizarre, obscure and frankly time and money-wasting degree course available. Staying with the performing arts there’s Contemporary Circus and Physical Performance at Bath Spa University. Sounds like fun but why on earth would a circus performer need a university degree?

Or how about a Surf Science and Technology degree at Cornwall College (part of the University of Plymouth). Where the one thing you don’t learn is….how to surf!

Then there is a  degree in Floral Design at University Centre Myerscough. No, I hadn’t heard of it either – turns out it’s a college of further education in Preston, a town that in my experience fits the old joke of ‘I went there once…..It was closed’ to a ‘T’!

Another handy (pun intended) art is that of Hand Embroidery BA (Hons), offered at the University for the Creative Arts. Or you could waste away sorry, while away, your time on a course in Animal Behaviour and Psychology. This degree at the University of Chester teaches you about the way animals think and feel. Cockroaches have personalities according to the subject specs– you couldn’t make it up.

Happily all these educational institutes may have to look to their laurels and try to justify their very existence in the near future. In plans announced this week, universities could face fines of up to £500,000 (P750m), be stripped of their right to take student loans or effectively shut down if they cannot get 60 per cent of students into a professional job under a crackdown on ‘Mickey Mouse’ courses. Further, at least 80 per cent of students should not drop out after the first year, and 75 per cent should graduate.

The rules, published by the Office for Students (OfS), aim to eliminate ‘low-quality’ courses by setting new standards & requiring courses to improve their rating in the TEF, the official universities ratings system. Universities not meeting the new standards will not be able to charge full annual fees of £9,250. Unconventional courses that could fall victim to the new rules could include the University of Sunderland’s BA in Fashion Journalism, where students learn essential’ skills such as catwalk reporting and the history of Chanel.  They have only a 40 per cent chance of entering highly skilled work 15 months after leaving.

At University College Birmingham, BSC Bakery and Patisserie Technology students – who learn how to ‘make artisan bread’ – have a 15 per cent chance of a professional job within 15 months. Universities minister Michelle Donelan welcomed the move, saying ‘When students go to university, they do so in the pursuit of a life-changing education, one which helps pave their path towards a highly skilled career. Any university that fails to match this ambition must be held to account.’

OfS found that at 25 universities, fewer than half of students find professional work within 15 months.  Business and management courses at the University of Bedfordshire (14.8 per cent) were among the least likely to lead to graduate-level jobs.  Asked to comment, the University of Sunderland said it always looked ‘to find ways to improve outcomes’; University College Birmingham said data on graduates and definition of ‘professional work’ was limited. I’ll bet it is! As the saying goes, ’what the eye doesn’t see, the heart doesn’t grieve over’. What a pantomime!

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Why regular health checks are important!

7th February 2022

With the world still reeling from the negative impact of the Coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19), and the latest Omicron variant (which is responsible for the ongoing global forth wave) on everyone’s lips, we should not forget and neglect other aspects of our health.

While anyone can get infected with corona virus and become seriously ill or die at any age, studies continue to show that people aged 60 years and above, and those with underlying medical conditions like hypertension, heart and lung problems, diabetes, obesity, cancers, or mental illness are at a higher risk of developing serious illness or dying from covid-19.

It is a good habit to visit a doctor regularly, even if you feel healthy. Regular health checks can help identify any early signs of health issues or assess your risk of future illness hence prompting one to take charge and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Heart disease, diabetes, some cancers and other non-communicable diseases (even communicable) can often be picked up in their early stages, when chances for effective treatment are high.

During a health check, your doctor will take a thorough history from you regarding your medical history, your family’s history of disease, your social life and habits, including your diet, physical activity, alcohol use, smoking and drug intake. S/he will examine you including measuring your weight, blood pressure, feeling your body organs and listening to your heart and lungs amongst the rest. Depending on the assessment, your doctor will notify you how often you need to have a health check. If you have a high risk of a particular health condition, your doctor may recommend more frequent health checks from an early age.

Diet – a healthy diet improves one’s general health and wellbeing. It is recommended that we have at least two serves of fruit and five serves of vegetables daily. Physical activity – regular physical activity has significant health benefits on one’s body, mind & soul. It contributes to preventing and managing non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancers and diabetes, reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, enhances thinking, learning, and judgment skills and improves overall well-being. According to the world health organisation (WHO), people who are insufficiently active have a 20% to 30% increased risk of death compared to people who are sufficiently active. Aim for 30 minutes to an hour of moderate physical activity at least four days in a week. Examples of moderate physical activity include brisk walking, gentle swimming and social tennis.

Weight – maintaining a healthy weight range helps in preventing long-term complications like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and arthritis. It is also vital for one’s mental wellbeing and keeping up with normal activities of daily living. Ask your doctor to check your body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference annually. If you are at a higher risk, you should have your weight checked more frequently and a stern management plan in place.

Alcohol – as per WHO reports, alcohol consumption contributes to 3 million deaths each year globally as well as to the disabilities and poor health of millions of people. Healthy drinking entails taking no more than two standard drinks per drinking day with at least two alcohol-free days in a week.

Smoking –Nicotine contained in tobacco is highly addictive and tobacco use is a major risk factor for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, many different types of cancer, and many other debilitating health conditions. Every year, at least a whopping 8 million people succumb from tobacco use worldwide. Tobacco can also be deadly for non-smokers through second-hand smoke exposure. It is not ‘fashionable’ if it is going to cost you and your loved ones lives! If you are currently smoking, talk to your doctor and get help in quitting as soon as possible to reduce the harm.

Blood pressure: Hypertension is a serious medical condition and can increase the risk of heart, brain, kidney and other diseases. It is a major cause of premature death worldwide, with upwards of 1 in 4 men and 1 in 5 women – over a billion people – having the condition. Have your blood pressure checked annually if it is normal, you are aged under 40 and there is no family history of hypertension. You might need to have it checked more frequently if you are over 40, your blood pressure is on the high side, or you have a personal or family history of high blood pressure, stroke or heart attack. Your doctor will be there to guide you.

Dental care – eating a low-sugar diet and cleaning and flossing the teeth regularly can reduce one’s risk of tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss. Visit a dentist every six months for a dental examination and professional cleaning, or more frequently as per your dentist’s advice.
Blood tests – annual to five-yearly blood tests may be done to further assess or confirm risk of disease. These may include blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels, kidney function, liver function, tumour markers, among other things. They may be done frequently if there is already an existing medical condition.

Cancer screening – various screening techniques can be done to detect different cancers in their early or pre-cancer stages. These include; skin inspections for any suspicious moles/spots, two-yearly mammograms for those at risk of developing breast cancer, Pap smear or the new Cervical Screening Test (CST) every five years, stool tests and colonoscopy (every five years) for those at most risk of bowel cancer, prostate cancer screening for those at risk (over 45 years of age, family history of cancers etc.). Discuss appropriate tests with your doctor.

Vaccinations – You should discuss with your doctor about the necessary routine immunisation, in particular; the Covid-19 vaccines, an annual flu shot, a five-yearly pneumococcal vaccine if you have never had one or you are immunocompromised and any other boosters that you might need.

If you need further advice or treatment please call 4924730, email HYPERLINK “mailto:info@themedicscentre.co.bw” info@themedicscentre.co.bw or visit www.themedisccentre.co.bw

Antoinette Boima, MBBS, BMedSci, PgDip HIV/AIDS, Cert Aesth Med is the Managing Director of The Medics Centre in Palapye.

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