Day: October 21, 2018

Breast cancer more prevalent in women

BREAST Cancer is a cancer that forms in the cell of the breasts. Breast cancer can occur in both men and women, but it’s far more common in women. Doctors know that breast cancer occurs when some breast cells begin to grow abnormally. These cells divide more rapidly than healthy cells do and continue to […]

Understanding and treating gallstones

GALLSTONES (scientifi­cally known as cholelithi­asis) are hardened de­posits of the digestive fluid that can form in your gallbladder. Your gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of your abdomen just beneath your liver. The gallbladder holds a digestive fluid called bile that’s released into your small intestine. Gallstones range in size from […]

Yearly prostate cancer tests necessary for aging men

PROSTATE cancer is the cancer that occurs in the prostate – a small walnut-shaped gland in men that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transport sperm. Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Usually prostate cancer grows slowly and is initially confined to the prostate gland, where it […]

Appendicitis can be life threatening

APPENDICITIS is an inflammation of the appendix, a finger-shaped pouch that projects from your colon on the lower right side of your abdomen. The appendix does not seem to have a specific purpose. A blockage in the lining of the appendix that results in infection is the likely cause of appendicitis. The bacteria multiply rapidly, […]

Urinary Tract Infection every woman’s nightmare

URINARY Tract Infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system – your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract – the bladder and the urethra. UTIs typically occur when bacteria enters the urinary tract through the urethra and begins to multiply in the bladder. The most […]

Anyone is at risk of getting pneumonia

PNEUMONIA is an infection in one or both lungs. It can be caused by bacteria, virus­es or fungi. Bacterial pneumonia is the most common type in adults. Pneumonia causes inflammation in the air sacs in your lungs, which are called alveoli. The alveoli are filled with fluid and pus making it diffi­cult for one to […]

Gout attack

GOUT is a form of arthritis caused by ex­cess uric acid in the bloodstream. The symptoms of gout are due to formation of uric acid crystals in the joints and the body’s response to them. Gout most classically affects the joint in the base of the big toe. Gout occurs when urate crystals accumulate in […]

What are fibroids and their symptoms?

FIBROIDS are muscular tumours that grow in the wall of the uter­us (WOMB). They are almost be­nign (not cancerous). It’s unclear why fibroids develop, but several factors may influence their formation. Estrogen and progesterone causes the uterine lining to regenerate during each menstrual cycle and may stimulate the growth of fibroids. Indi­viduals with family history […]

Migraine – More than ‘just a headache’

MIGRAINE is a recurrent throbbing headache that typically affects one side of the head and is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and are distorted vi­sion (photophobia). The causes of migraine is multifunc­tional in nature. They include hor­monal changes in women, e.g. fluc­tuations in estrogen, food items such as cheese, chocolate and coffee are all implicated […]

Understanding the chronic lung disease – Asthma

ASTHMA by definition is a chronic lung dis­ease that inflames and narrows the airways. When an individual develops an asthmatic attack, they present with wheezing (whistling, sound when breathing) chest tightness, shortness of breath and coughing. The cough tends to be more pro­nounced at night and early morning hours. There are about six different types […]