By Dr. Gourdas Choudhari, Director & HOD, Gastroenterology & Hepatobilliary Sciences at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon
There is an increase in the availability and usage of substances by youth both recreationally and regularly on account of habituation or addiction. This enhanced attraction towards and dependence on drugs is associated with many factors.
According to Dr. Avnish Seth, Director, Gastroenterology at Fortis Memorial Research Institute- “For the World Hepatitis Day 2018, with the theme of “Eliminate Hepatitis” the WHO has already redefined their mission.
For ages now, the Diagnosis of Lymphoma has been considered a diagnosis of death. Whether it’s a patient or an attending physician, the diagnosis of Lymphoma brings a sense of fatality, with a fear that survival with the disease is just not possible.
Here are 10 things you must know for a healthy liver.
Reconstructive surgery is commonly known for cosmetic procedures. World over, there has been a steady awareness and demand for breast enlargement, nose job, face lift etc. While utility of such treatment is debatable, there is another offshoot, called reconstructive urology, which is progressively seen a steady growth.
Kidney disease is a worldwide public health problem. As per estimates one in every five Indian has some form of kidney disease. The commonest causes of kidney disease worldwide are diabetes and high blood pressure. With a rapidly growing number of diabetics and hypertensives in urban India, a parallel increase in kidney disease is expected since nearly every third patient with diabetes will go on to have kidney dysfunction.
The term allergy is used to describe an overreaction to substances in the environment that are harmless for most people, but induce an immune response that causes a variety of symptoms in predisposed people. The respiratory allergies mainly present with allergic rhinitis which affects nasal passages and allergic asthma which affects the airways within the lungs.
Eating healthy breakfast gives a physiological and psychological advantage. Many cognitive studies on children tell us that if they skip breakfast-they lose focus and concentration as well as the ability to think and problem-solve. Breakfast helps improve mental performance and concentration during morning activities.
All of us know that prevention is better than cure and its importance cannot be overemphasized. However, not every disease is preventable and screening provides us with the second best option of catching them early. Although there are various definitions for screening it can simply be summed up as detecting disease early in asymptomatic (those without any symptoms) individuals.