Category: Health Problems

Mucormycosis Symptoms

Mucormycosis, an infection of a rare “black fungus” that is difficult to treat and has an incredibly poor prognosis, with an overall all-cause mortality rate of 54%, has emerged in India amidst the COVID-19 pandemic that remains out of control in the country. As of May, more than 300 cases have been reported in just


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Why Music Can Heal The Mind

The subtleness of music as the single greatest form of expression known to man is perhaps why it has proven so elusive to point it out in society. The very fabric of our daily lives is usually denoted by the presence of sounds all around us. Yet, because sight is usually paramount due to the

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a bacterium carried in the gut of certain ticks. When these infected ticks attach to the human body (often in armpits, groin, scalp, or other hairy, hidden body areas), they slowly feed, and within 36-48 hours they may transmit B. burgdorferi to their human host. Young ticks are

Lupus Treatments

There is no known cure for lupus, but there are effective treatments. Most of the symptoms of lupus are from inflammation (swelling), so treatment focuses on reducing the swelling. Treatment may include taking these medicines: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDs are often used to reduce joint and muscle pain and inflammation in people who have

What is Obesity?

Obesity and overweight have in the last decade become a global problem – according to the World Health Organization (WHO) back in 2005 approximately 1.6 billion adults over the of age 15+ were overweight, at least 400 million adults were obese and at least 20 million children under the age of 5 years were overweight.

Breastfeeding Inducing Lactation

Lactation induction may be necessary in several cases. For example, in case the milk does not come in or if the baby is an adoptive one and the mother wishes to breastfeed the baby. While some women may be comfortable taking prescribed medicines to induce lactation, some may prefer herbal medications. In addition some mothers

The Prostate

The prostate gland is a small gland that lies beneath the urinary bladder and in front of the rectum in males. The gland surrounds the top end of the urethra which carries urine from the bladder out of the body via the penis. The gland's size may vary with age. It is around the size

Breastfeeding During Pregnancy

Breastfeeding during a pregnancy or getting pregnant during breastfeeding a baby may seem like a challenge especially to a new and first time mother but does not harm either the breastfeeding baby or the unborn baby. There may, however, be some complications. Some of the points to be kept in mind include:- There are nerve-endings

Lyme Disease Symptoms

Erythema Migrans Usually, the first symptom of Lyme disease is a red rash known as erythema migrans (EM). The telltale rash starts as a small red spot at the site of the tick bite. The spot expands over a period of days or weeks, forming a circular or oval-shaped rash. Sometimes the rash resembles a

Tourette Syndrome Classification

Tourette syndrome is a neurological condition affecting the brain and nervous system. The condition normally develops in childhood and is characterized by involuntary movements and utterances called tics. Involuntary movements are referred to as motor tics and tics involving involuntary noises or utterances are called phonic tics. Tourette syndrome has been classified by the Diagnostic

Schizophrenia Signs and Symptoms

A person diagnosed with schizophrenia may demonstrate auditory hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized and unusual thinking and speech; this may range from loss of train of thought and subject flow, with sentences only loosely connected in meaning, to incoherence, known as word salad, in severe cases. Social isolation commonly occurs for a variety of reasons. Impairment

Cerebral Palsy Symptoms

Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder with severe motor and coordination impairments. The signs or symptoms of cerebral palsy may appear soon after birth or may take several months to become apparent. Cerebral palsy is classified into different types depending on the type of symptoms. These symptom-based classifications further indicate the parts of the brain

Hormone Interactions with Receptors

Hormones are chemical messengers that interact with receptors present on the surface of a cell membrane or with receptors that are located inside the cell, in the cytoplasm (cytoplasmic receptors). This interaction gives rise to the effects hormones exert on target cells and organs. Hormones are secreted by the endocrine glands, which do not have

Vaginitis Causes

Vaginitis is a condition involving inflammation of the vagina and the vulva, which may arise due to several different causes. Various types of infections may be responsible, in addition to reactions following topical contact with certain chemicals and hormonal level changes in the body. Candida Infection Also known as a yeast or fungal infection, candida

What is Light Therapy?

The history of light therapy dates back more than 3000 years in India, where sunlight was used for therapeutic purposes and recorded in the sacred Hindu texts. Today, the beneficial effects of light therapy are well-established and they involve the use of visible light or non-visible ultraviolet light to treat a myriad of conditions. Conventional

What is Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is due to the presence of excessive melanin in the skin cells. It arises from various causes, which include: Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation Erythema ab igne – due to prolonged heat exposure, as for instance, over the lap when constantly using a laptop computer, or when a hot water pad or bottle is applied over a

Vitamin A Toxicity

Also called hypervitaminosis A, Vitamin A toxicity describes the toxic effects that occur when there is too much preformed vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that gets stored in the body in the form of retinol. Retinol acts as a storage form of vitamin A, which can be converted