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Are you pre-diabetic? Find out everything you need to know

Ignorance may be bliss, but not when it comes to health. It is best to be aware of common but dangerous medical conditions that you can be afflicted by. Studies reveal that just 10% of adults over 20 are aware that they have pre-diabetes and are susceptible to developing the disease. It is high time that you become proactive and check whether you are at risk of developing diabetes.

What can a diabetic patient eat? A layman's guide

A diabetic diet is no longer restricted to tasteless food. Diabetics can now eat a variety of foods just like everyone else. If you are still in doubt about which foods are permissible then you need to read this article. Make use of the information to switch to healthy diabetic meals.

Types, Side Effects, And Treatment Of Diabetes

In this article, I will explain all about diabetes. Diabetes is seen in not only in old age people, but also it much seen in adults. I share the reason why diabetes comes and the food we can take to control it.

Understanding diabetes - everything you should know

Do you know what causes diabetes ? Do you know what insulin is? Do you know how diabetes can be controlled? Type II diabetes or blood sugar is a common disease. Often referred to as a lifestyle disease, diabetes can be controlled by taking small but significant changes in your day-to-day life. Find out how.

What is Scurvy its Causes, Clinical features, Diagnosis & Treatment?

Scurvy is a disease caused by deficiency of vitamin C, which is essential for the synthesis of collagen in human beings. The chemical name of vitamin C is Ascorbic Acid. The name scurvy is derived from the Latin word scorbutus & the disease is known since ancient Greek and Egyptian times. Vitamin C is not synthesised in the human body so must taken from external sources. In modern era cases of scurvy are very rare.

Mumps: Clinical Features, Complications, Prevention & Treatment.

Mumps is an acute viral disease spread by droplet infection. It affects mainly children of school age and young adults. The disease is characterised by pain and swelling commonly bilateral than unilateral of the parotid salivary glands. The infectivity rate of mumps is low and serologically 30 to 40 percent of infections are clinically inapparent. The infecion is more common during late winter and spring.

Measles or Rubeola: Clinical Features, Risk factors, Complications and Prophylaxis.

Measles or Rubeola is a highly contageous respiratory tract infection caused by measles virus. Measles is also known as Morbilli. The disease causes a total body skin rash and influenza like symptoms including fever, cough, conjuntivitis and runny nose. Measles is prevalent during the first six months of the year with a peak incidence in March. The incubation period is about 10 days to the commencement of the catarrhal stage.

Chickenpox or Varicella: Clinical Features, Complications and Treatment.

Chickenpox is a highly infectious disease caused by virus varicella zoster a member of herpes zoster family which appears to be due to reactivation of a latent infection with chickenpox virus. The disease usually begins with vesicular skin rash mainly on the head and body rather than at the periphery which becomes itchy, raw pock marks and often heals without scar. On examination lesions of chickenpox are seen at various stages of healing.

Nasal Congestion in Cold and Cough

Multiple causes are responsible for the formation of nasal congestion in human beings. Right from microbial infections to medications and allergens can cause the condition of nasal congestion. This article presents a brief description of nasal congestion.

Rhinorrhea - Runny Nose in Cold and Cough

Rhinorrhea is a common trouble which occurs along with Cold and cough conditions and a lot of water like fluid flows from the nose tip and many a times a nose block occurs.


Common Cold - The Sore Throat

The Sore Throat is perhaps one of the most common type of infections amongst all populace of the world and is the most easily affecting infections and troubles.

Antimicrobial drugs: Their classification and resistance development

Microbial infections are the most life-threatening infections which require antimicrobial agents for their eradication. In the current practices of anti-infective therapy, those agents having a broad spectrum of activity and diverse therapeutic prospects are the most popular anti-microbial agents. The present article was focused on the various classes of antibiotics, their mechanism of action and the mechanisms by which the resistance was developed against those antibiotics.

Sinusitis: Classifications, symptoms and treatment.

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the air filled cavities within the nostrils and the nasal passage of the nose. It can be caused by pathogenic micro organism (virus, bacteria or fungus) and also by allergies and chemical fume.

What is Bell's palsy its clinical manifestations, treatment and prognosis?

Bell's palsy is defined as a unilateral facial nerve (7th cranial nerve) paralysis which leads to the inability to control facial muscles on the affected side. The disease is idiopathic & self limiting with acute onset. There are so many conditions that can cause facial paralysis such as brain tumour, stroke, and Lyme disease etc. If no specific cause is identified, then the condition is known as Bell's palsy.

What is Headache its types and classification?

A Headache or cephalalgia is pain anywhere in the head or neck and perhaps the most common symptom of a number of different conditions. It is one of the most common locations of pain in the body with many causes. The brain tissues itself is not sensitive to pain due to lack of pain receptors.

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis its aetiology and clinical features?

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory polyarthritis affecting mainly the perpheral joints, running a prolonged course with exacerbations and remissions and accompained by a general systemic disturbance. The disease is characterised by swelling of the synovial membrane & periarticular tissues, subchondral osteoporosis,erosion of cartilage and bone & wasting of the associated muscles.

What is Osteoarthritis its Aetiology, Diagnosis & Clinical Features.

Osteoarthritis is a disease characterised by degeneration of the articular cartilage and the formation of bony outgrowths at the edges of the affected joints with joint pain, tenderness, stiffness, locking and sometimes an effusion. Mostly one or two of the longer joints are involved.Osteoarthritis occur in elderly people in both sex but may appear at any age in a joint which has been damaged by disease or injury.

What is Gout, what are its clinical features and treatment?

Gout is a disease characterised by recurrent attacks of acute pain and swelling first affecting only single joint, mostly metatarso-phalangeal joint of big toe, later becoming polyarticular.It is caused by elevated levels of uric acid in the blood which crystalize and deposited in the joints & surrounding tissues.

Pregnancy and Iron Deficiency Anaemia and its complications.

Anaemia is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world and its prevalence in developed & developing countries is more than 50%. In India the incidence of anaemia is highest in the world and common in pregnant women and pre-school going children. Iron deficiency anaemia is due to improper dietary iron & poor bioavailabilityof dietary iron.

Management of Diabetes Mellitus and diets in diabetes.

Diabetes mellitus is a clinical syndrome characterised by Hyperglycaemia which is difficult to cure. Management of D M is done for keeping blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible without giving undue complications to the patient. This can usually be done by close dietary management, exercise and use of proper medications.

Diabetes Mellitus, its classification and clinical features.

Diabetes Mellitus is clinical condition characterised by hyperglycaemia(high blood sugar), due to deficiency or decreased effect of insulin. Hyperglycaemia produces the classical symptoms of polyurea, polydipsia and polyphasia. The disease is chronic and affects the metabolism of carbohydrate, protein, fat, water, and electrolytes sometimes with severe result.

What is Hepatitis E or ET-Non A Non B Hepatitis and its Epidemiological features?

Hepatitis E or Enterically transmitted Non A Non B (ET-Non A Non B) heptitis is a viral infection commonly caused by use of contaminated drinking water with sewage through faeco-oral route and person to person among household contacts. It is the most common cause of Hepatitis in the South East Asia & the Indian subcontinents.It occurs in two epidemiological forms,the epidemic and the sporadic hepatitis.

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