- Although many people are aware of HIV and AIDS, there are still many misconceptions about them. The false assumptions can not only make you more prone for the infection, but can also increase the risk of transmission. In this post, you’ll come across some of the frequently asked questions about HIV and AIDS. Read the complete article and grow your comprehension on the same.Read more »
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According to the World Health Organisation, every year, about 250,000 and 500,000 people suffer from the spinal cord injury(SCI). Usually, the spinal cord injury is a result of preventable causes, such as road traffic, crashes, falls, or violence. Additionally, people with spinal cord injury have two to five times the chance of dying premature death as compared to people without the spinal cord injury. The term spinal cord injury refers to the damaging of the spinal cord because of trauma, disease or degeneration. In fact, almost 90% of the cases occur due to traumatic causes.
- Posted: October 03, 2020Klinefelter syndrome (often referred to as Klinefelter's, KS or XXY) is a sex chromosome disorder in which boys are born with an extra X chromosome. Chromosomes are bundles of genes present in each cell of the body. There are two types of chromosomes, known as the sex chromosomes, that specify the genetic sex of a baby. These are designated as either X or Y. Typically, a female baby has 2-X chromosomes (XX), and a male has 1-X and 1 Y (XY). However, in Klinefelter syndrome, a boy is born with an additional X chromosome. The X chromosome is NOT a "female" chromosome, and is found in both girls and boys. Although, the presence of a Y chromosome indicates male sex.Read more »
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There are sharp differences between men and women, and diseases are no exception. Several conditions are increasingly more common in men than women. For example, men are prone to nearly all types of cancer due to their habits and lifestyle preferences. In this blog, you will come across the names and details of those diseases that mainly affect men. As prevention is better than cure, know about the conditions that can affect you and try to minimize your risk.
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When patients and their doctors talk about pain management strategies, one area often gets overlooked: weight loss management. While working on a weight loss management plan likely won’t offer immediate relief, research seems to indicate that there is a strong connection between being overweight and how much chronic pain we have – and even modest weight loss can help turn things around. Being overweight can have a consequential impact on how we experience chronic pain. If a person is overweight, he or she may experience an increase in mechanical forces on the frame of the body, including the knee and hip joints, the spine, and supporting muscle groups, which can cause added wear and tear.
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Kegel exercise strengthens the muscles of the pelvic floor, and it can aid in preventing the leakage of urine or feces while coughing, sneezing, lifting, and other heavy movements. The prostate is a gland which is located under the bladder and surrounds the upper part of the urethra. Many muscles surround the prostate gland, and these muscles may get weakened. This can lead to the leakage of urine, which is known as incontinence. Kegel exercise helps strengthen these muscles, and strengthening of these muscles helps to gain better control of the bladder and urine flow.
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Asthma has become a common problem and is one of the most popular respiratory diseases. This medical condition is when the bronchial pathway gets inflamed. The bronchus swells up and narrows down and starts to produce more mucus making it difficult for the person to breathe. Asthmatic attacks can sometimes even be fatal. If you suspect that you are getting an asthmatic attack or are suffering from asthma then you should immediately go for a consultation to a pulmonologist, respiratory therapist, paediatrician, or primary health care provider.