Is Underactive Thyroid Treatment always necessary?

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Reversal of trends Underactive Thyroid treatment can be a very tricky situation. Previously, underactive thyroid would go undetected due to a lack of awareness and the vagueness of its symptoms – fatigue, dry skin, constipation, dry hair, mood changes, intolerance to cold etc. But now, doctors are noticing a reversal of trend. More and more people are being started on ... Read More »

symptoms of underactive thyroid

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Our Thyroid is a small gland that produces thyroid hormones which regulates the body’s metabolic rate. The thyroid hormone has effects on almost every cell of the body including the functioning of the digestive system, heart, muscles, bones, brain, etc. What is underactive thyroid? A deficiency of the thyroid hormone (thyroxine) is known as underactive thyroid or Hypothyroidism. Women are ... Read More »

Nephrotic Syndrome Symptoms

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What is Nephrotic Syndrome? Nephrotic syndrome is a disease of the kidney in which there is loss of protein in the urine. The major cause of nephrotic syndrome is an increase in leakiness of the walls of the filtering system in the kidney. This filtering system is a bunch of blood vessels called the glomerulus. This leakiness leads to the presence of high ... Read More »

Dermatomyositis

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Dermatomyositis is a disease in which there is inflammation of the skin and underlying muscle. This is seen in the form of a skin rash and muscle weakness.(The word Dermatomyositis is made up of three terms: Dermato + myo + it is. They mean: Derma= Skin, Myo= Muscle, itis= Inflammation) What are the likely causes? Dermatomyositis may be caused by ... Read More »

Causes of Nephrotic Syndrome

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Nephrotic Syndrome is a disease of the kidney in which too much protein is lost in your urine. Nephrotic Syndrome is mainly caused by damage to a bunch of tiny blood vessels in the kidney (called glomeruli). These bunch of blood vessels act as a filter to separate useful products and throw out what is unnecessary into urine. Normally, these ... Read More »

Best treatment for eczema

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What is Eczema? Eczema is an acute or chronic, non contagious inflammation of the skin characterized by redness and eruptions which may be papular (elevated), vesicular (containing fluid), pustular (containing pus) or a combination of these. This is accompanied with burning and itching, ending either in discharge with formation of crusts or peeling of skin. Treatment The best treatment for ... Read More »

Is Aspartame (Artificial Sweetener) bad for you?

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36 years old Satish recently discovered the joyous wonders of a magical substitute to sugar – Aspartame, the Artificial Sweetener. He could sprinkle this over his food and enjoy as much sweet as he wanted, without having to worry about the calories. This was just like magic! Like every magic has a dark side, a week later Satish’s friend forwarded ... Read More »

Pemphigus Vulgaris

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What is Pemphigus Vulgaris? Pemphigus vulgaris is a rare disease of the skin that causes painful blisters. These blisters are usually in a group of three or four, varying in size on the skin and mucous linings in our body. Types of Pemphigus Vulgaris: Pemphigus Vulgaris- It is the most common type. It is mostly attacks the limbs especially on ... Read More »

Does my Child have a Behaviour Disorder?

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6 years old Andrew has always been known in his neighbourhood for his quick, sharp, bold replies. However, recently his mother began wondering if Andrew had gradually crossed the border from ‘cuteness’ to ‘rudeness’. When does a child’s behaviour go from being normal to being a behaviour disorder? All children have episodes of bad behaviour. Is a temper tantrum thrown ... Read More »