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.
Prematurity is a term for the broad category of neonates born at less than 37 weeks' gestation. Preterm babies are categorized depending on their weight and age (gestation) Premature infants born between 34 and 36 weeks of age are called late preterm’s, and babies born before 28 weeks are called extremely premature.
The care of new born skin is widely varied,influenced by individual training,anecdotal experiences,regional customs and individual culture. Yet the skin of all new borns experiences the same demands as its transition from intrauterine to extra uterine harsh existence. The better understanding of care of new born skin will improve skin health and decreases skin diseases during infancy and childhood.
A seizure is a disruption of the electrical communication between neurons. There are different types of seizures ranging from subtle absences up to life threatening tonic clonic movement (vigorous shaking) in which sudden stiffening and shaking of body associated with unresponsiveness, loss of consciousness, frothing, tongue bite, clinching of jaws, etc.
Dr. Pawan Rawal
MD, DM (Gastroenterology) (PGI Chandigarh)
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Sciences
Lactose is the sugar naturally found in all kinds of milk, including human milk. It can also be used as an ingredient in some foods. After eating dairy products that contain this sugar, lactase a digestive enzyme of the small intestine.