Deepbrain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease
Parkinson’s disease(PD) is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease. Parkinson’s disease most often occurs after the age of 50 and is one of the most common nervous system disorders of the elderly. The disease is caused by the slow deterioration of the nerve cells in the brain, which create dopamine.more
Trigeminal neuralgia is commonly called “tic douloureux” or just “tic.” It is the most excruciating pain known to man. Characteristic intense, ‘electric shock’ like pain occurs over the face in one of the three divisions of the Vth cranial nerve (nerve carrying sensations from the face to brain). Attacks of pain may be triggered by chewing, gush of air, brushing, shaving or spontaneously. Pain occurs for brief periods, and may occur multiple times in a day. Sometimes a patient may have several tooth removals before a diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia is made.more
Diagnosed with Dengue: Don’t panic
Dengue, a mosquito-borne viral acute febrile disease places nearly two thirds of global population at risk to infection. Based on the level of endemicity, India has been placed in Category B countries with cyclic epidemics, along with Bangladesh and Maldives. The Category A countries with yearly epidemics are Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste.more
Keeping children safe from Dengue
Dengue remains the biggest cause of worry for parents, both in India and abroad, during mosquito breeding seasons. With outbreaks becoming more frequent and having high mortality rates in children, prevention is the definitely the best cure.more
Living with Migraine
Population based studies show that approximately 5% of men and 15-17% of women suffer from migraine headaches. Over 80% of these individuals suffer some degree of headache related disability. There is a high chance that your headaches may be Migraine.A migraine headache can cause intense throbbing or a pulsing sensation in one area of the head and is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can cause significant pain for hours to days and be so severe that all you can think about is finding a dark, quiet place to lie down.Even though these headaches are so common, migraine is still under-recognized and mis-treated, perhaps in part because there are no biological markers or specific tests.more
You may be Vitamin D deficient? Act now
India is a vast Tropical country, with plenty of sunshine throughout the year. The human body can make its own vitamin D when exposed to sunlight unlike other vitamins. This vitamin is essential for overall good health and strong bones and also plays an important role in the functioning of your muscles, brain, lungs and heart and ensures that your body fights infection. This would make you believe that Vitamin D deficiency is uncommon in India.more
Early Detection in Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women all over India. One of every three or four cancer diagnosed women is a breast cancer patient. Breast cancer patients in India have a shorter survival as compared to patients from the western hemisphere. This is not because of lack of advanced healthcare systems, but because of lack of awareness.more
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disease. Rheumatoid arthritis roughly affectsone in a hundred individuals in India. Is is a major cause of disability around the globe.Work disability among people with RA is significantly higher than in the general population. more
Identify Stroke, and act FAST.
Stroke, or in common terms 'Brain Attack', is a medical emergency. Strokes occurs when blood flow to your brain stops. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die.more
Surviving a Stroke.
Stroke can affect anyone, and symptoms may differ from person to person. Symptoms and neurological deficit depend upon the area of brain affected. But in simple terms, greater the area or more functional the area affected, greater would be the disability.more
Pituitary tumors:Basic important facts.
A pituitary tumor is an abnormal growth of cells in the pituitary gland. Almost all tumors begin in the anterior pituitary. Depending upon the size the Pituitary tumors are called ‘Microadenomas’ if they are <10mm, or ‘Macroadenomas’ if they are >10mm in size.more
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel Syndrome is the commonest entrapment neuropathy affecting humans. It roughly affects 2-4% of adults, with slight preponderance in females. It affects both hands in more than 50% of all cases.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the Median nerve, while it courses through the Carpal tunnel across the wrist. The Median nerve supplies the small muscles that control movements of our thumb. It also carries sensation from the palm side of the thumb, index and middle fingers.more
Always tired? Get your thyroid hormones checked.
Thyroid gland is an important member of the endocrine system. Hormones produced from the gland
influence almost all the organs and systems of the body. Thyroid hormones help in basic metabolic
functions, like utilisation of energy, and maintenance of normal body temperature.more
Why Diabetes is the worst human disease?
As per WHO, 1.5 million deaths are attributed directly to diabetes each year, and 9% of the adult world population has diabetes.
These statistics are sufficient enough to make you feel insecure, and take note of your health.more
Why we become obese?
Obesity is the biggest health challenge worldwide. WHO global estimates show that about 13% of the world’s adult population(11% of men and 15% of women) were obese in year 2014, with roughly doubling up of obese population from 1980 to 2014. Obesity is not only a problem of developed nations, but also is a major health concern for developing nations as well. In developing countries with emerging economies, the rate of increase of childhood obesity and overweight has increased 30% more than that of developed nations.more
What lumbar spondylosis really means?
Everyone of us has suffered from back pain at one point or another. Globally it remains one of the most important causes of loss of work and disability. Lumbar spondylosis is a loosely used term, that is used for all back pains. The truth is that it is a a poorly understood term, not just by the common man, but also by medical fraternity.more