HIV is a virus that causes damage to the immune system by destroying the white blood cells in the body. First identified in the year 1981, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) interferes with the body’s ability to fight against disease-causing microorganisms. It destroys CD4 cells (a type of T-helper cells that move around the body & detect anomalies & infections), makes copies of itself and weakens an individual’s immune system.
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Wound dressings are an inevitable part of the wound care industry. There are a large number of wound dressings that need to be secured in position, either with the help of retention bandaging or with adhesive systems.
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Do you know that despite the advancements in the treatment options, lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide for men and the second leading cause for women?
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Our body needs insulin to transform glucose into energy. Diabetes occurs when the pancreas in our body is not able to make insulin, or when our body is unable to use the insulin produced. Lack of insulin or the inability to use insulin leads to raised glucose levels in our blood. This condition is called “hyperglycaemia”.
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Its okay to cross check whether some work has been done or not, to avoid any unwanted circumstances. But when these repetitive thoughts & actions take over and interfere with your daily life causing distress it may be OCD. Continue reading “OCD: When uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts & behaviors persuade”
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders and is characterized by difficulty to pay attention and control impulsive behaviors.
Although its symptoms begin in childhood, the condition may continue through adolescence and adulthood.
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What is Dialysis?
Dialysis is a treatment that filters and purifies the blood in your body by passing it through a machine to be cleaned. We need dialysis when the kidneys stop working properly. Dialysis does some of the things done by healthy kidneys, which includes removing waste, salt and extra water to prevent them from building up in the body. This helps in keeping safe levels of certain chemicals in your body for example potassium, sodium, and bicarbonate.
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Breast cancer is the tumorous growth of breast cells. It usually starts in the inner lining of milk ducts (Ductal Carcinoma) or in the lobules that supply them with milk (Lobular Carcinoma). The cells grow abnormally and divide at a much higher rate than the normal healthy cells. Such cells accumulate and form a lump or mass. They may also spread to the lymph nodes and other parts of the body.
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Mental Health is the basis of emotions, communication, thinking ability, learning and self-esteem. A good mental health results in productive daily activities, Healthy relationships and a strong ability to adapt to any changes and cope with adverse situations.
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Venous leg ulcers (VLU) are one of the most common types of skin ulcers which occur above the ankle area and typically impact elderly people.
These ulcers are chronic in nature and affect approximately 3 million people worldwide. VLUs impact the quality of life of the patients and impose an extra financial burden on them.
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