Infectious Diseases in India

Infectious Diseases

Infectious disease is a great challenge to the development of modern medicine in recent years. Mortality wise the ranking of infectious disease has risen from the firth to third position. On the one hand we face the tremendous increase of microbial infections with its complication. On the other, we face the growing demands of early and accurate diagnosis of such infections.

Almost half the number of babies born in the world cannot survive their fifth birthday. Read Article

Fatty Liver Disease

Stents
When “size zero” is in fad, even liver doesn’t need to be fatty
It’s time to get up and take notice of fat getting deposited not only on your exterior self, but upon the non-visible organs of the body such as liver as well.

Fatty liver disease is one such condition when the poor little organ loads up on the excessive fat, which he originally is supposed to burn and get rid of. Fatty liver is basically over accumulation of large triglyceride fat vacuoles in liver cells. Read Article

Welcome Rains, Banish Diseases

Open the umbrella of precautions, when it rains

Monsoon is usually a much awaited season as it brings pleasant weather conditions and spreads cheerfulness. But along it brings a host of diseases as well. Increased moisture content in this weather provides an ideal breeding ground for the diseases causing microorganisms.

Though not limited to but some signature diseases of rainy season are, Read Article

Kidney Disease – An overview

Kidneys are two bean shaped organs located at the lower back on either side of our spine. They are essentially responsible for removing waste products and toxins from the body through urine. When kidneys cease to working properly due to an abnormal condition, the body become ineffectual of getting rid of the waste products and excess water.

Kidney disease can make the body unable to, Read Article

Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Tingling limbs and forgetfulness bothering you for a while? Check your Vitamin B 12 levels. Vitamin B12 is an essential water-soluble vitamin. It is normally found in a variety of foods like fish, shellfish, eggs, meat and all dairy products. But sometimes either the body is not able to absorb this vitamin efficiently or we don’t get this enough in our food and become deficient of it. Causes of Vitamin B12 Deficiency There could be a number of possible causes. Such as,

  • People whose digestive systems do not sufficiently absorb this vitamin from the foods they eat like in cases of pernicious anaemia, atrophic gastritis, surgery of small intestine (where a part of the stomach or small intestine is removed), Crohn’s disease or celiac disease.
  • People who consume excessive alcohol Read Article

Contact Dermitits – Itch, Scratch and Burn

Itch, Scratch and Burn Next time you apply that attractive looking “imported” perfume on yourself, don’t forget to do a patch test, or else, you might end up contracting skin disease. Dermatologists warn that spurious perfumes and cosmetics have flooded the metro markets.  Contact Dermatitis Ten years ago, one would rarely come across a patient complaining of contact dermatitis – red itchy lesions caused by harmful perfumes and cosmetics. Today, there is at least one case a day, as reported by a renowned dermatologist. Read Article

Top Five Questions about HIV and AIDS

Questions about HIV and AIDS
We have identified and answered top FIVE frequently asked questions on HIV and AIDS, just for you.
1. AIDS and HIV – are they different?
Yes, definitely they are. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS, the disease. AIDS, which stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, is a group of diseased conditions attained when the immune system grows weak and is not capable of defending the body against infections. Read Article

Preventing Swine Flu

Preventing H1N1 Swine Flu
Did You Know?

  • In India, as of 26 December 2010, number of confirmed cases of the 2009 swine flu pandemic stood at 46,131 with 2,728 deaths.
  • Women who died of the disease were aged between 39 and 60.
  • The 2009 H1N1 virus that causes swine flu in humans is a subtype of influenza A virus, which causes influenza in birds and some mammals. Read Article

All about ADHD

All about ADHD Parents have a common complaint these days – the child is distracted very easily. His attention span is limited to a few minutes and he cannot concentrate on a given task by himself. He finds it difficult to complete his homework, but he is very happy to watch TV or play video games for hours. Hyperactivity wherein the child jumps from doing one thing to another is also another problem which parents don’t seem to have a handle on. The problem seem to be universal. While parents in more developed countries like US resort to psychiatrists or counsellors and consequently heavy medication, Read Article

Diagnosis of Kidney Problems

Diagnosis of Kidney Problems
Types Of Kidney Problems
Some kidney problems are temporary. The reasons behind this are chronic infection, side effects of medicines, some serious heart problems etc. Second type is of chronic kidney problems. The temporary problems can be resolved after right and suitable treatments. But chronic problems cannot be cured completely.

Prevent Kidney Problems
In India maximum patients are affected by the chronic disease and along with it they have diabetics and hypertension. Read Article

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