Dehydration

What is Dehydration?

A dehydration reaction is a process in which you tend to lose more bodily fluids (mostly water) than its intake [1]. During dehydration, the total amount of water lost by our body is greater than the amount that we drink throughout the day. Chronic dehydration lasts longer than acute dehydration and usually persists for a day. A person might die if he/she loses fluids exceeding 10% of the body weight. Read more about Dehydration

Everything You Need To Know About Common Cold

What is Common Cold?

Common cold can be described as a viral infection that usually infects upper part of respiratory system. Humans are commonly affected by this infectious disease which is primarily caused by rhinoviruses or coronaviruses. It is extremely difficult for a human body to build up immunity against all kinds of viruses that cause common cold. This is mainly the reason why this disease is recurring and so common. Studies have already proved that kindergarten children can get affected with as much as twelve colds every year. However, adults and adolescents get affected with nearly seven colds every year. Colds do not have any specific treatment and fever reducers as well as cough suppressants are generally used to get some relief.     Read more about Everything You Need To Know About Common Cold

Blocked Nose

Blocked Nose: Causes, Precautions, Infection

Almost everyone gets their nose blocked at least two times a year. It doesn’t matter which part of the Earth you are at, blocked nose will get to you eventually. Obviously, it doesn’t happen out of the blue; the reasons vary and the reaction of the victims to it too. For some, it is just a pain in the nose while others find it very comfortable. Not being able to breathe properly is a big thing, as anyone can guess. Interestingly, blockage in the nose is one of the oldest sicknesses in the history – generations have been trying to tackle it. It interrupts smooth breathing and frankly, that is just plain irritating. Not to forget, breathing from your mouth is unnatural and uncomfortable. Read more about Blocked Nose: Causes, Precautions, Infection

Ataxia Telangiectasia

 

Ataxia Telangiectasia affects 1 in every 40,000 to 1 in 100,000 people around the world. It has no inclination towards a particular race or region and affects both men and women without any preference to either. A-T, as it is called, is an unusual syndrome that commences in the childhood and affects many organs of the body, particularly the brain which leaves a patient severely disabled. Even before the kids are diagnosed of this disease, they die of the disease and thus, it is prevalent, more than it is expected.

The name, Ataxia Telangiectasia, is formed by two terms – Ataxia means uncoordinated movements while Telangiectasia refers to the enlarged blood vessels right underneath the skin surface. It’s pronunciation in English is “At-uck-seahtay-lan-giak-tasia”. The condition is also known as A-T, ATM, Louis-Bar Syndrome and Boder-Sedgwick Syndrome. Read more about Ataxia Telangiectasia

Marasmus

Marasmus: Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, Precautions,Diagnosis, Prevention, & Complication

Over 5 million kids suffer from a condition called Marasmus every year. In developing countries, malnutrition of children aged less than a year is very common; marasmus is an extreme kind of this malnutrition which wasting and emaciation causes. When body doesn’t have enough proteins and energy to carry out the tasks, it results in Marasmus in children. Marasmus is used to make reference to the Anaclitic Depression – it’s the condition when children lose their mothers at an early stage in their lives and don’t find a substitute. Read more about Marasmus: Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, Precautions,Diagnosis, Prevention, & Complication

Insomnia

Insomnia: The Best Treatment Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Sleep is extremely necessary for the normal functioning of the body. A sleep disorder or insomnia is a serious health issue which always needs immediate attention. Most insomniacs resort to over the counter sleeping pills. These medicines may be effective but only for a short duration and is mostly accompanied with side effects. Insomnia is best treated the non medicine way through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Read more about Insomnia: The Best Treatment Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Hypertensive Crisis

Hypertensive Crisis: Symptoms, Precautions, Care…

As is suggested by the name, Hypertensive Crisis is distresses people with hypertension. It’s a condition which is characterized with a rapid increase in blood pressure. Undeniably, it is an exceptionally serious condition which even causes heart strokes. High blood pressure or hypertension patients are constantly warned about this for they are most likely to suffer from it. It may affect just 1% of the total population suffering from hypertension, though researchers believe that it will be more prominent in the coming years. People with uncontrolled hypertension and those who have never suffered from high blood pressure can also be affected by this condition. Read more about Hypertensive Crisis: Symptoms, Precautions, Care…

High Cholesterol

High Cholesterol Overview

Cholesterol is generally described as a fatlike, waxy substance which is required by the body to function properly. It is naturally present in the cell walls and the membrane at every part of our body. It includes almost every part i.e. brain, muscles, skin, heart, nerves, and heart. The body utilises cholesterol to produce several hormones, bile acids, vitamin D. The blood takes comparatively a very small amount of cholesterol to meet its needs and requirements. In case a person has too much of cholesterol in the bloodstream it gets deposited in the arteries that includes coronary arteries of the heart. It also can get deposited in the arteries of the brain, or arteries which supply blood to the legs. Read more about High Cholesterol Overview

Hartnup Disease: Symptoms, Causes, Precautions, Diagnosis, Treatments

Hartnup disease is a metabolic disorder which has an effect on the vitamins of the body. In this condition, transfer of amino acids, for example Tryptophan and Histidine, to the kidneys as well as the small intestine get affected. This condition is called so because it was first detected in Hartnup family in London and it was described by Baron in 1956. Out of 8 members in the family, 4 showed the signs of Cerebellar Ataxia and Aminociduria; these are the symptoms of the Hartnup disease or Hartnup Disorder. Read more about Hartnup Disease: Symptoms, Causes, Precautions, Diagnosis, Treatments

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

What is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)?

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome can be described as a condition which results from exposure of alcohol in the time of pregnancy. This type of disorder always involves impaired growth, brain damage as well as face and head abnormalities. Consumption of alcohol in the time of pregnancy hasn’t been proven to be safe when a woman is pregnant. Even alcohol in small amount during pregnancy can cause learning and memory problems in the child. FAS happen to be a lifelong, irreversible condition which can have serious effect on the life of the child along with the family.    Read more about What is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)?