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Month: September 2018

Know About Allergic Rhinitis | Diagnosis | Treatment | Prevention

Know About Allergic Rhinitis | Diagnosis | Treatment | Prevention

Symptoms & Treatment
Allergic Rhinitis- Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention Allergic rhinitis also called Hay Fever is due to an allergic response to some allergens like pollens and dust. In addition to tree pollen, grass pollen, dust mites, animal dander, cat saliva, and mould also cause allergic rhinitis. Since many of these allergens such as pollen are seasonal, incidence of allergic rhinitis is high in some seasons. A patient with allergic rhinitis normally presents with a running or stuffy nose, itching in the nose, cough, sore throat, watering and irritation of the eyes and headaches. Sometimes the nasal symptoms may be associated with skin rashes and hives. These symptoms come usually as soon as one is exposed to the allergen and are not usually associated with fever. Depending on when the symptoms...
What Causes Irritable bowel syndrome? Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis

What Causes Irritable bowel syndrome? Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis

Symptoms & Treatment
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Signs, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome) is a common disorder which occurs when the large intestine is affected. Signs of IBS are abdominal pain, bloating, gas, cramping, mucus in stool and diarrhea or constipation, or both. Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic condition that you'll have to manage for a long term. Some people with Irritable bowel syndrome have severe signs and symptoms. Some people control their signs by managing diet, lifestyle, and stress. Irritable bowel syndrome doesn't cause any changes in bowel tissue or increase your risk of colorectal cancer. Visit your doctor if you have had a persistent change in bowel habits or any other signs of Irritable bowel syndrome. They can indicate more serious conditions, such as co...
Low Protein Level in Blood | Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Low Protein Level in Blood | Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Symptoms & Treatment, Uncategorized
What are the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment for Low Protein Level in Blood Major proteins found in the blood are known as Albumin and Globulin. You may have underlying health problems if the blood test reveals low levels of protein and albumin. There are various factors that cause low protein in the blood and the remedies vary depending on the underlying condition. Causes of low blood protein 1. Kidney Disease: Kidney diseases such as Nephrotic Syndrome cause loss of protein from the body through urine. This leads to low protein levels. If the protein in urine is detected, it can also be an indicator of kidney damage due to diabetes mellitus. 2. Liver Disease: Condition such as Hepatitis affects the liver and causes protein level in the blood to decrease as the liver is the organ th...
What is Stroke? | Symptoms, Types, Treatment

What is Stroke? | Symptoms, Types, Treatment

Symptoms & Treatment
Types of Stroke and their Diagnosis A stroke occurs when the flow of blood gets cut off to a part of your brain. It means that the brain cannot receive oxygen and without that, the brain cells can get damaged within minutes. That is why it’s important for you to reach the hospital if you think you are having a stroke.                 Symptoms of stroke can be different for different people. You can check symptoms of stroke by many methods. If one side of the face sags on smiling or if you raise both arms and see one arm dropping, or if you sound strange/slurred, you may be having a stroke. If you experience any such signs then visit the hospital right away and also note what time the symptoms started. Once you reach
NIPT: Every Pregnant Woman Should Know

NIPT: Every Pregnant Woman Should Know

Pregnancy Test
NIPT- Noninvasive Prenatal Test NIPT also known as noninvasive prenatal testing is a blood screening done to determine if the babies DNA is normal or it indicates risk for having genetic disorders including Down syndrome. The pieces of your baby’s DNA circulates in your bloodstream and this is tested. NIPT won’t be able to analyze for sure whether the baby has the actual chromosomal disorder but will only be able to tell the probability of having that condition. The results of noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) helps the doctor to decide the next steps, including other diagnostic tests such as CVS, also known as chorionic villus sampling, or amniocentesis. These lab tests analyze the baby’s genetic material that is collected from the placenta or amniotic fluid for a chromosome abn
Common Tests During Pregnancy

Common Tests During Pregnancy

Pregnancy Test
Common Tests During Pregnancy A pregnancy lasts up to 40 weeks and these weeks are grouped into three different trimesters. The second trimester is 13-27 weeks of pregnancy. By the second trimester, the baby grows larger in size and becomes stronger. Most women think the second trimester is easier than the first but it’s important to be informed about the pregnancy during the second trimester as well.The more you understand about your pregnancy, week after week, the more it helps you make informed decisions and help you with the big changes coming ahead. During the second trimester of your pregnancy, the symptoms that you may have had during the first trimester begins to improve. However you may see other changes or symptoms, like dizziness due to low blood pressure, body aches, th
First Trimester Screening

First Trimester Screening

Pregnancy Test
First Trimester Screening                     First trimester screening is a prenatal test that allows us to get information on the baby’s risk of having some congenital anomalies causing Down’s Syndrome also known as trisomy 21 or Edwards syndrome also known as trisomy 18. First trimester screening involves combined Laboratory tests such as: Blood test: This lab test is taken to measure the levels of two pregnancy-specific substances present in the mother's blood - Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein A and HCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin).    Ultra Sound: The ultrasound is done to analyze the amount of the clear space in the tissue at the back of the neck also known as nuchal transl
The Sleeping Hormone

The Sleeping Hormone

Little Steps Healthy Impacts
The Sleeping Hormone The sleeping hormone also known as melatonin is present in the body and plays a role in sleep. The production of melatonin and the release in the brain is connected to the time of the day; it increases in dark and decreases in light. The production of melatonin decreases with age. Melatonin is also a supplement available as an oral tablet. Most of these melatonin supplements are produced in a lab. People usually use melatonin for insomnia or jet lag also known as sleep disorders. Unlike other sleep medications, melatonin is a medication that you are unlikely to become dependent on even if you use it repeatedly. It is also called the Vampire hormone because it is produced in the dark and inhibited by the light. The levels of melatonin produced increase at night and fal...
How is COPD Diagnosed?

How is COPD Diagnosed?

Symptoms & Treatment
How is COPD Diagnosed? People who suffer from obstructive lung disease also known as airway obstruction have difficulty in breathing out all the air from the lungs. Due to the damage to the lungs the airways inside the lungs get narrowed, and breathing out all the air becomes slower than normal. In such a case, the chances are that the air may still stay behind in the lungs. The common causes of obstructive lung disease are COPD or Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (including emphysema and chronic bronchitis) Asthma, Bronchitis and Cystic fibrosis. Obstructive lung disease makes it very difficult for a person to inhale or exhale during any increased activity or exertion. This initially happens due to exercise but after some time the problem may occurs at rest. In general the ra...