Hemorrhoids (piles) during pregnancy


Swelling and inflammation of veins around anus and rectum is called as hemorrhoids. They are also called as piles.Hemorrhoids are of two types. Bleeding hemorrhoids or piles Non-bleeding or blind hemorrhoids or piles There are many factors which contribute to the formation of hemorrhoids. Pregnancy is one of the major causative factors for the development of hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids appear during ... Read More »

Foods to avoid in Ulcerative Colitis

What to avoid in ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of large intestine and rectum. Ulcerative colitis is characterized by passing of blood with stools, pain in abdomen, diarrhea, fever and fatigue. As Ulcerative Colitis deals with inflamed colon, there are many food items, which a patient of ulcerative colitis cannot tolerate for the fear of aggravation of the symptoms. Here is the ... Read More »

How to cope with Osteoarthritis?


An inflammation of any joint of the body is called arthritis. Osteo-arthritis means an inflamed joint due to some destructive changes. Osteoarthritis presents with pain, redness, swelling and stiffness of the joint or joints. Arthritis also limits the movement of the body due to involvement of joint. According to The US National Library of Medicine if you are suffering from ... Read More »

10 best foods for Acne


Acne is known as pimples in common language. Almost everyone suffers from acne at least once in the lifetime. Acne is nothing but the red eruptions caused by blocking of pores of the skin due to over activity of sebaceous glands or the oil glands. Acne is mostly seen in adolescents. As in this age there is dynamic hormone activities ... Read More »

Surgical options for Trigeminal Neuralgia


Trigeminal neuralgia is a disease of the nerve of the face called Trigeminal nerve, where the patient experiences intense pain on one side of the face.  Trigeminal nerve is the largest cranial nerve emerging from the brain. Trigeminal nerve is responsible for carrying sensations like touch, pain, temperature arising from face to brain. It also helps in biting and chewing ... Read More »

Chronic hives in children & its treatment


Hives are also known as urticaria. Hives means red, itchy raised patches on the skin which last from a few hours to few days. Hives can appear on any part of the body. Hives occur as a result of an allergic (or non-allergic) reaction produced by or within the body. Due to some allergic reactions chemical called histamine is released ... Read More »

11 Foods to boost your Libido…your guide to aphrodisiacs

food for libido

Libido means the sex drive of an individual. Libido of an individual is determined by factors like biological, psychological and social factors. The food articles which increase the sex drive are called aphrodisiacs. Biological factors deal with the sex hormones and their production in the body. Psychological factors deal with many factors like harmony with the life partner, work pressure, ... Read More »

Vitiligo: Should I hide it from my colleagues?

Should I hide it from my colleagues?

A young man of 24 years, working in a multinational IT company in New Delhi, came to me this morning with the complain of Vitiligo on his legs, shoulders, and some mild spots on left foot. It was just another case of vitiligo. I evaluated his case and was almost done with making a prescription for him. While saying good ... Read More »

Myths about Hemorrhoids (Piles)


Hemorrhoids or piles are the swollen, inflamed veins (blood vessels) of rectum found around the anal region. The topic of hemorrhoids is not discussed easily in polite society because of its symptoms and the area which is affected by it. This lack of free discussion about the disease in public gives rise to many myths associated with hemorrhoids. The myths ... Read More »