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Spinal Stenosis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment

Spinal Stenosis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment

Devika Bandyopadhya  |  Monday, July 08, 2019, 09:00 [IST]
Your backbone (spine) protects your spinal cord and lets you stand and bend. However, a condition known as spinal stenosis can narrow your spine causing pressure on the nerves and spinal cord leading to extreme pain . Usually, this condition is ...
National Doctors' Day 2019: History, Why We Celebrate And Theme

National Doctors' Day 2019: History, Why We Celebrate And Theme

Devika Bandyopadhya  |  Monday, July 01, 2019, 12:09 [IST]
Doctors are often given a god-like status and this is so because of the ample reasons associated with the care and treatment that doctors have since ages provided to mankind. Doctors' day is meant to celebrate and thank these health-care providers. ...
Dyspnea (Shortness Of Breath): Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis And Treatment

Dyspnea (Shortness Of Breath): Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis And Treatment

Devika Bandyopadhya  |  Thursday, June 27, 2019, 19:30 [IST]
Dyspnea is a condition that causes shortness of breath . Most of the time people experience shortness of breath after a strenuous exercise. However, a severe form of this can occur due to carrying excess weight, a panic attack, illnesses such ...
Weighted Blankets: Benefits And Potential Dangers

Weighted Blankets: Benefits And Potential Dangers

Devika Bandyopadhya  |  Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 18:00 [IST]
Weighted blankets were once considered a powerful tool by plenty of therapists and psychiatry clinicians. These are also sometimes referred to as gravity blankets and have gone mainstream now. However, there still exists a lot of debate as to whether weighted ...
Everything You Need To Know About Septoplasty

Everything You Need To Know About Septoplasty

Devika Bandyopadhya  |  Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 17:00 [IST]
A deviated septum occurs when the septum (the wall of cartilage and bone that divides the nose into two separate nostrils) moves to one side of the nose . Some people are born with a deviated septum, whereas for others it ...
Fibroadenoma: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment

Fibroadenoma: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment

Devika Bandyopadhya  |  Saturday, June 22, 2019, 09:00 [IST]
A fibroadenoma is a highly common non-cancerous breast condition . The most common symptom is the presence of a lump in your breast that would move when touched. Other than this, you are unlikely to experience any other symptoms. This condition ...
The Connection Between Ayurveda And Yoga Explained!

The Connection Between Ayurveda And Yoga Explained!

Devika Bandyopadhya  |  Thursday, June 20, 2019, 12:30 [IST]
Many believe that Ayurveda and yoga are two sister practices that originated in India thousands of years ago . Although many follow yogic postures, breathwork, etc., they still do not know yoga's connection with Ayurveda. Going by what experts say, ...
Hyposmia: Causes, Diagnosis And Treatment

Hyposmia: Causes, Diagnosis And Treatment

Devika Bandyopadhya  |  Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 16:30 [IST]
Hyposmia, also known as microsmia, is the reduced ability to smell or detect odours . A closely related variant of this condition is anosmia, wherein a person cannot detect any form of odours at all. Such olfaction problems can occur ...
Depersonalization-Derealization Disorder: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment

Depersonalization-Derealization Disorder: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment

Devika Bandyopadhya  |  Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 09:00 [IST]
Depersonalization-derealization disorder is a feeling wherein one feels detached from one's thoughts, feelings and the surrounding environment . People having this condition do not lose contact with reality. Instead, they realize that their perceptions are odd or not real. This ...
Bronchiectasis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment

Bronchiectasis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment

Devika Bandyopadhya  |  Sunday, June 16, 2019, 09:00 [IST]
A chronic condition where the walls of the bronchi are thickened from inflammation and infection is known as bronchiectasis . People with this condition experience frequent and periodic flare-ups of breathing difficulties. This condition usually occurs when there is irreversible ...
Restless Leg Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis And Treatment

Restless Leg Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis And Treatment

Devika Bandyopadhya  |  Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 10:31 [IST]
Experiencing twitchiness and discomfort in the legs, usually after going to bed, could indicate the presence of restless leg syndrome (RLS) . As this condition can lead to insomnia, it is also considered a sleep disorder. This condition is also ...
Hyperphosphatemia: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis And Treatment

Hyperphosphatemia: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis And Treatment

Devika Bandyopadhya  |  Monday, June 10, 2019, 13:30 [IST]
When there is too much phosphate in the blood, the condition is known as hyperphosphatemia . The most common cause of this illness is kidney disease. However, there are other conditions as well that might lead to the phosphate levels ...
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