Have you heard the term aortic stenosis before? The condition is marked by the narrowing of the spinal canal. This puts an additional strain on the spinal cord and nerves as they tend to get compressed.
Cancer is a life-threatening disease that affects millions across the globe. It is marked by the uncontrollable growth of cells in any part of the body, which can gradually metastasize to other areas as well.
Hip replacement is the second most common joint replacement procedure following a knee replacement, and is usually recommended for patients with diseased hip joints that have been damaged beyond repair.
Have you ever noticed someone with uncontrollable hand or leg movements? There are chances that they could be suffering from Parkinson's disease. It is a brain disorder characterised by repeated movements and shaking which is beyond one's control.
Lung cancer is one of the most common and highly aggressive types of cancer, that has been linked with the highest cancer-related mortality. If we speak of India alone, more than a million new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed every year.
Menopause is marked by a gradual decline of reproductive hormones in females which leads to the end of ovulation and their ability to conceive. Every woman, above the age of 40 has to go through it sooner or later.
Urine incontinence can often leave you in embarrassing situations. It refers to the loss of bladder control, a problem that is marked by the inability to hold in urine or occasional leaking of the same.
You must be familiar with the term hypertension, but have you ever heard about renal hypertension? Hypertension is a medical condition in which the pressure of blood within the arteries and veins is too high.
Anaemia is a condition marked by a significantly low count of red blood cells in the body which could be due to multiple reasons including excessive loss of blood or the inability of the body to produce enough red blood cells.
Small bowel transplant, as the name clearly suggests, is a surgical procedure that aims at removing and replacing the diseased or dysfunctional small intestine of a patient with a healthy intestine taken from a suitable donor.
Arthritis happens to be one of the most common joint problems affecting more than 350 million people across the globe. With over 100 different types, it is primarily characterized by severe pain and discomfort in the affected joint.
Hearing loss is something that almost everyone experiences as we grow old. But nowadays it has been seen that many people that are not old enough to be experiencing hearing problems are experiencing them more and more.
The pancreas is a tiny gland, located in the abdomen, that performs the vital role of converting food into energy. Surprisingly it performs both, endocrine, as well as exocrine functions and is about 6 inches long.
Living with persistent hip pain is not easy, as it can make simple daily tasks seem difficult and prevent you from living your life to the fullest. There can be multiple underlying factors responsible for your hip pain.
Infertility is a major challenge faced by more than 14 per cent of the population in our country, which includes both men, and women. Ovarian cysts happen to be one of the causes of infertility in the latter.
Small intestine transplant, also referred to as a small bowel transplant, is a surgical procedure that aims at replacing a diseased or shortened small intestine of the patient with a healthy part taken from a suitable donor.
Cancer is a generic term used for the uncontrollable multiplication of cells in a particular part of the body. Sometimes referred to as malignant tumour or neoplasm, cancer is the leading cause of mortality worldwide.
Pancreatic cancer is a very rare cancer, with many people not knowing much about it. On a global scale, it ranks 14th in terms of incidence and 7th in terms of mortality and if we talk about India, the incidence rate is even lower.
Do you know that your liver is like an elastic band?it is our body's second largest organ(the first being the skin)and is a hard-working one. It aids in metabolism by breaking down all of the nutrients from food.
Does the term ‘cancer’ scare you? Along with your physical well-being, it can take a toll on your mental health too. Whether you are currently on cancer therapy or you are done with the treatment, you may feel the same way.
Ever since the Omicron variant of Covid-19 has come into being, it has led to a wave of fear among the masses. Every now and then, you get notifications and updates related to the virus that has reached almost all the major cities of our country.
Liver failure is a problem categorized by the inability of the liver to carry out its functions efficiently. In some cases, there can be a complete loss of liver function, giving rise to the need for a transplant.
Has someone ever asked you to stop slouching and keep your back straight? If yes, you should definitely listen to their advice. Not only slouching but there are many other small things that we do in our day to day life, which can have a negative impact on your spine.
During pregnancy, your body undergoes many changes and you are quite likely to experience a variety of different symptoms like nausea, leg cramps, elevated protein levels in urine and high blood pressure.
Smoking is one of the major risk factors associated with cancer, however, it is not the only factor that can increase your susceptibility to it. Lung cancer is marked by the abnormal growth and multiplication of malignant cells in the lungs.
Kidneys in our body help to remove waste, toxins, and extra fluid in our body. It helps to maintain electrolyte balance; controls blood pressure maintains water balance in the body, regulates potassium, pH, and salt levels, activates vitamin D, and cleanses the blood from toxins.
The human body is no less than a miracle, and science just knows how to put this miracle to the best use. With the advent of procedures like organ transplants, doctors have been able to perform interventions that no one could ever imagine.
When you eat anything, do you ever consider how it is going to affect your liver? For most of us the answer is 'No', and for those who do, it is usually because they have been recommended by their doctor to do so.
The human spinal cord is composed of a series of small bones called vertebrae which are stacked upon one another. The top part (cervical region) comprises 7 bones, the middle (thoracic region) is made up of 12 bones.
Can stress and sadness really break your heart? Well, the answer is yes. Stress cardiomyopathy or takotsubo cardiomyopathy is actually a condition that may be caused by sudden heartbreak due to abrupt or unexpected emotional stress.
A neurological condition caused by inflammation, swelling and compression of the seventh cranial nerve, which is responsible for controlling the facial muscles, Bell's palsy is marked by stiffening or drooping of one side of the face.
Cancer is one of the most aggressive diseases that can affect people of any age group or gender. With over hundreds of different types, affecting various parts of the body, cancer, as well as its treatment, can severely impact the quality of your life.
Spinal stenosis is a common orthopaedic injury that usually occurs in the neck and the lower back. It is better to understand what spinal stenosis is and what are the treatments that you may require by spine specialists so that you can enjoy your favourite activities pain-free.
Do you know that urine from our body comes in a spectrum of colors, and different colors signify different things? Your color in urine can be attributed to the foods, medications, or certain food dyes that you consume.
Covid-19 has presented people living with cancer with a new set of challenges. Many patients are worried about whether they are at considerable risk of getting the new coronavirus, developing serious COVID-19 symptoms or dying from it.
When there is persistent or recurrent episodes of abdominal pain (in the belly or stomach), and it lasts for more than three months, it is called chronic abdominal pain. Any functional disorder or Crohn’’s disease could be the cause of abdominal pain.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease that produces many ups and downs. One day, you might feel your joints are doing pretty good and other days; your knees and joints may swell up, and because of the pain, you can barely get out of your bed.
Eisenmenger syndrome is an advanced form of heart problem that develops over time in the arteries. It occurs as a result of other congenital (before birth) defects in the heart (usually left heart-to-right heart shunts),
Are you delaying your knee replacement or joint surgery? Do you think you are not at that right age where you should consider going for joint replacement? Well, these questions are common in the people who are facing knee problems.
Kidney failure, also known as renal failure, is said to occur when the kidneys lose the ability to carry out their functions properly. Kidney failure can be acute or chronic depending upon various different factors.
Liver transplant, also known as hepatic transplant is a highly specialized procedure that involves the replacement of a damaged or diseased liver with a healthy lobe taken from a living or deceased donor.
A child's heart is formed within the first 8 weeks of pregnancy. However, in some cases, the heart remains underdeveloped leading to structural and functional problems that might give rise to complications soon after birth or at a later stage in life.
Is your knee pain preventing you from living your life to the fullest? Are you planning to undergo a knee replacement? If the answer to both these questions is yes, then this blog surely has been written for you.
Cancer is a chronic ailment marked by the abnormal growth of malignant cells in a particular organ or tissue of the body which continues to progress with time, giving rise to a wide range of complications.