Disease caused by Ascaris (round worm) is commonly called ascariasis. Ascariasis is caused by consuming food and water contaminated with infective eggs of Ascaris. Ascariasis is common among children. Ascariasis is one of the most common round worm infection. Ascariasis is generally common in places which lack modern sanitation. Symptoms Ascariasis due to larvae of […]Read more "ASCARIASIS : WORM INFECTION"
Pseudotumor cerebri is a condition in which the pressure around your brain increases, causing headaches and vision problems. The name means “false brain tumour,” since its symptoms are similar to those caused by brain tumours. It’s also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension. It mainly affects women who are between 20 and 50 years old. This […]Read more "Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (Pseudotumor Cerebri): Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention"
Osteoporosis is a bone disease which occurs when you lose too much bone make too little bone or both. Bones become so weak that even bending over and coughing can cause a fracture. Fractures related to osteoporosis are commonly seen in hip, wrist or spine. Osteoporosis occurs when the development of new bone doesn’t keep […]Read more "Osteoporosis"
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"