BIOGRAPHY
Name

Uchechi Wosu MD

Biography

DR. UCHECHI WOSU is a native Washingtonian and a practicing physician in the Greater Washington DC Metropolitan Area. She obtained a dual MD/MPH degree from George Washington University. In 2014 she authored Straight Talk From the Doctor and travels across the country as a public speaker promoting health and wellness. Her goal is to empower her patients and audience to be their best self and provide them with the knowledge to implement healthy behaviors on a daily basis.

 

While emphasizing the impact of personal choices and behaviors on a persons health, she also values medical advances that address a variety of medical conditions. By educating her patients on both they are able to make informed decisions and receive the care they deserve.

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Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition that occurs when blood sugar levels are too high as a result of the body’s inability to properly respond to sugar released from food. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that regulates blood sugar levels. In Type II diabetes the pancreas produces little to no insulin and in Type II diabetes the body is... Continue Reading

Asthma and COPD

Asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) are chronic respiratory illnesses. In these conditions, the airways in the lung become inflamed and narrow. This limits the flow of oxygen in and out of the bronchial tubes causing breathing difficulties. The use of an inhaler for acute exacerbations or maintenance is the mainstay of treatment for both conditions. Proper use of... Continue Reading

Insulin-Dependent Diabetics

Insulin-dependent diabetics require the use of insulin to manage their blood sugar levels. After eating a meal, blood sugar levels rise. The pancreas then produces insulin which allows cells to absorb glucose for energy. The energy is either used immediately or stored in the liver. If the pancreas is unable to produce insulin as in Type I diabetes or the... Continue Reading

Influenza

Influenza is an acute viral illness. It has four subtypes A, B, C, and D with the first three causing disease in humans and Subtype D causing disease in pigs and cattle. Influenza A and B are the most prevalent in the United States during winter months peaking December to February. These two subtypes cause an epidemic every year whereby... Continue Reading

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

COVID-19 continues to devastate our world and thankfully promising vaccines are being developed. With so much talk about these vaccines over the recent months, the discussion below will review some key steps in the production of vaccines, the purpose of vaccines, and comparison of the two vaccines nearing widespread distribution against SARS-CoV-2.

COVID-19 Treatments

In addition to the development of vaccines to prevent COVID-19, research is ongoing to create a medication to treat this illness. Remdesivir is one such treatment. On May 1, 2020 it was issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration to treat adults and children with COVID-19.

Taking Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr. Uchechi Wosu documents the process of getting the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. Follow along as Dr. Wosu describes the entire process of getting the vaccine.

Thyroid Eye Disease

Exophthalmos is an ocular condition in people with thyroid disease, most notably Grave’s disease. It occurs when the immune system attacks the tissue behind the eye.  This results in swelling of the muscles and surrounding fatty tissue. The swelling subsequently pushes the eye forward since it is contained in a confined space.  In addition to the cosmetic consequences of a... Continue Reading

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are extremely common lesions within the anorectal area.  They are enlarged veins also known as variceal dilations that occur as a result of  persistently elevated pressure within the hemorrhoidal plexus. Risk factors for hemorrhoids include constipation that results in straining with bowel movements and pregnancy induced venous stasis.  External hemorrhoids develop below the anorectal line and internal hemorrhoids develop... Continue Reading