Mucoviscidosis, which is also referred to as cystic fibrosis (CF) is a congenital disease wherein the lungs, intestines, and the pancreas become clogged with thick mucus due to damage to the cells that produce saliva, sweat, mucus, and digestive juices. Normally, these secretions are thin and slippery and act as a lubricant. The thick and […]Read more "Mucoviscidosis (Cystic Fibrosis): Symptoms, causes and treatment"
An itchy eye is a common sight. The problem worsens in a high-polluted environment or during allergy season. Though itching eyes do not pose a threat to the eyesight, they can cause frustration and anxiety to patients. It can affect the everyday life of a person. It is important to consult an eye specialist to find out […]Read more "Try these remedies and get rid of itchy eyes"
Chikungunya is a viral fever. This disease is caused when a mosquito named Aedes aegypti, also known as the yellow fever mosquito, bites and the virus enters our body. Chikungunya disease is not spread directly from human to human but when Aedes mosquito bites a sick person and then bites a healthy person, this disease […]Read more "What is Chikungunya and what are various blood tests for its diagnosis?"
Trypanosoma gambiens causes the disease of sleeping sickness or Gambian trypanosomiasis in man. Sleeping sickness can be fatal if not treated. It is spread by the bite of an infected tsetse fly (Glossina Genus), a species native to the African continent. The bite of tsetse fly causes local irritation which subsides after a few days. […]Read more "SLEEPING SICKNESS"
As a Plastic Surgeon in Gurgaon, I come across many patients who want a nose surgery commonly called as a Nose job or in medical terminology a Rhinoplasty. Majority of these patients have some friend or acquaintance, which had a Rhinoplasty or read and see about the procedure from magazines or internet and are motivated […]Read more "Rhinoplasty/ Nose Surgery/ Nose Job – Every patient is a different individual"
Many obese people have Pickwickian syndrome or Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS). A person with OHS experiences breathing difficulties due to intense pressure from excessive weight. The excess body fat constricts chest and diaphragm movements and restricts them from getting the right amount of oxygen for the body. This results to a lower oxygen level that […]Read more "Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS) or Pickwickian syndrome"
Since the time HIV/AIDS came to light back in the 1980s, the viral infection has been plagued with misconceptions and myths. In today’s times, guidelines about HIV prevention, diagnosis, and treatment are easily available, yet some myths continue to circulate, which actually contribute to increasing the risk of HIV infection. This piece of information discusses […]Read more "Misconceptions and realities of HIV/AIDS"