The miraculous tale of Precious, a young girl who once had finger deformities, was revisited in the ninth episode of Vodafone Healthline’s Spin-Off edition.
She was able to get surgery and use her fingers again after that, thanks to Vodafone.
Precious could not grip objects or eat with her hands because she was born with a limb abnormality, which worried her family about her ability to thrive in school.
Six months after her operation, Precious smiled as she greeted the Vodafone Healthline team, demonstrating the tremendous transformation she has undergone. The operation has restored her ability to hold things and play with her friends, much to her family’s delight.
Dr Kwekuma Yalley, a member of the team that visited Precious and her family, underlined the importance of waiting a while before considering another operation for Precious, given her young age.
Precious’ mother, Cecilia Acheamaa, thanked the Vodafone Healthline team for their assistance, admitting that it had been difficult to watch her daughter struggle with her condition.
Precious’ family is eager to enrol her in school now that she has recovered.
Drs. Aba Folson and Kwekuma Yalley debunked a myth about post-partum belly-flattening during the episode.
According to Dr Yalley, binding the belly after giving birth can momentarily give the appearance of a flat tummy when wearing a fitting dress, but it does not make the tummy flat in the long run.
Dr Folson stated that, while there is no scientific evidence to back the technique, tying the belly regularly can help maintain muscle tone, burn fat, and push the internal organs inward.
Consistent core and muscle strengthening exercises, according to the experts, are essential for maintaining a trim midsection after pregnancy.
Dr Salamatu Nantogma, a family medicine expert who spoke about dementia and ageing, was also featured in the episode.
She noted that muscle deterioration and cell loss characterise ageing beginning at the age of 35 and can cause several issues, including dementia, immobility, instability, and muscle wasting.
Dr Nantogma emphasised the importance of healthy living, exercise, and healthy habits in avoiding issues such as ageing, loneliness, and sadness.
The Vodafone Healthline show aims to provide free medical education to the public through its broadcasts on selected media outlets and social media.
The show airs on Mondays from 9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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