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Month: August 2018

Tuberculosis: The Dreaded Disease | Symptoms & Diagnosis

Tuberculosis: The Dreaded Disease | Symptoms & Diagnosis

Symptoms & Treatment
Tuberculosis: The Dreaded Disease | Symptoms & Diagnosis Tuberculosis (TB) of the lungs is a transmittable infection caused by a bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis can spread to other parts of the body including brain and spine. Tuberculosis has been a leading cause of death all around the world; however today most of the patients are cured with antibiotics. It takes a long time to heal tuberculosis and a person may have to take medications up to 6-9 months or more. Tuberculosis can be spread through air, it spreads when we breathe in the released germs and we can get infected. Though tuberculosis is transmittable, it is not that easy to catch it. The germs usually grow very slowly. Sometimes when we spend a lot of our time with the person who has TB, those ge...
Pneumonia: Types, Symptoms, and Treatment

Pneumonia: Types, Symptoms, and Treatment

Symptoms & Treatment
Pneumonia: Types, Symptoms, and Treatment Pneumonia is an infection that occurs in the lungs. This can be a serious life-threatening disease or it can be mild as well. Pneumonia has a lot of possible causes but it normally starts with bacterial or fungal infections. The lungs become swollen and the small air sacs present inside the lungs fill with liquid. Pneumonia can occur at any age, but it is more risky at older ages because of underlying health factors or weak immune system. Among infants it is also severe as they are prone to more infections. There are a lot of germs that can cause pneumonia, but the most common ones are viruses and bacteria present in air that we inhale. Healthy bodies at all times may not be able to prevent germs from infecting the lungs as they may overpower the ...
What is Asthma? | Causes, Symptoms, Attack, Treatments

What is Asthma? | Causes, Symptoms, Attack, Treatments

Symptoms & Treatment
Asthma: Causes, Symptoms, Attack and Treatments Asthma is one of the diseases that affect the passage of breathing in the airways of the lungs (bronchioles). It can be caused due to long-term swelling of these passages which make the breathing tubes highly sensitive to a variety of “triggers”. When these swellings occur the airway are filled with mucus. Muscles which are present in the breathing passage when starts to contract causing the narrowing of the breathing passage which makes it difficult for the air to be exhaled from the lungs. This conflict of exhaling causes the symptoms of an asthma attack. Asthma is also known as obstructive lung disease. Medical terms for such lung diseases is often known as COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), which actually belongs to a g
Bronchitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

Bronchitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

Symptoms & Treatment
Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Bronchitis When there is irritation of the lining of your bronchial tubes that carry air back and forth from your lungs, its called bronchitis generally people who have bronchitis, cough up thick mucus, which can be discolored. The irritations on the lining of the bronchial tubes are caused to due various viruses such as flu and some bacteria’s. Bronchitis may possibly be either acute or chronic. If recently you have had a cold that may have turned into a cough then you might have an acute bronchitis where as if your cough is producing persistent mucus that lasts longer than 3 months or more then it might be a chronic bronchitis. Acute bronchitis is a shorter illness which may be known as cold or viral infection which lasts only for a few days
Deadly Viral Diseases spread by Vectors (mosquitos) in Monsoon

Deadly Viral Diseases spread by Vectors (mosquitos) in Monsoon

Monsoon Diseases and Diagnosis
Deadly Viral Diseases spread by Vectors (mosquitos) in Monsoon Dengue-Dengue fever is a viral fever where the virus is transmitted by mosquitoes, known as the Aedes Aegypti breed, commonly also called the Tiger mosquito. This mosquito has black and white stripes and bites in the morning or at dawn. Patients with dengue fever have high grade fever with severe joint and muscle pain, (hence the common name is break bone fever), lymph node swelling, headache, and a viral rash. Sometimes this fever gets complicated and the patient develops what is called the Dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF). The patient tends to have a low platelet count and may develop circulatory collapse and shock. Dengue Haemorrhagic fever is more common in children under the age of 10 years. Most of the dengue feve...
Common Monsoon Diseases and their Diagnosis

Common Monsoon Diseases and their Diagnosis

Monsoon Diseases and Diagnosis
Common Monsoon Diseases and their Diagnosis In monsoon season, there is a risk of getting diseases which occur due to waterlogging and unhygienic conditions .Many of these conditions can lead to life threatening c complications and hence it is of utmost importance that these conditions be diagnosed and treated early Some of the diseases are easily preventable and one should also follow these preventive measures    to keep oneself and the whole family from getting infected with these diseases. Common cold - This occurs commonly during the monsoon season. It is contagious and the virus causing this condition spreads through the air and through unclean hands. This condition may mimic more dangerous conditions like the Swine Flu and tests for swine flu should be done to exclude it. Symp