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Rough and dry hands are common occurrence because hands remain exposed to the environment all the time. Human hands are always busy in dealing with all sorts of things including bad weather, dirt, soaps and detergents, sun etc, throughout the …

Bronchial congestion occurs when the mucus lining of the bronchi gets inflamed. Bronchial tubes are air passages through which the inhaled air enters into the lungs. Congestion in this tube can be quite distressing because of its symptoms such as …

Protein energy malnutrition (PEM) is a major nutritional disorder particularly in developing countries of the world. This condition most often occurs in infants and children hence the disorder is also called infantile pellagra, nutritional edema etc. Cicely Williams while working …

We all know aging is a process that a person cannot avoid. It begins on the day of conception, continues all through life and ends with death. With growing age elderly individuals experience innumerable apathies. The metabolic activities decline, bones …

Arthritis is primarily a disease pertaining to joints. A joint is a space where two bones are attached so that the body part can move smoothly. Joint is usually formed with fibrous tissue and cartilage besides the bones. Arthritis is …

Inhaling oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide are part of respiratory process. Breathing is important for maintaining life. However, the way you breathe, that is the rate of breathing, its depth, timing and consistency all are needed to keep the delicate …

Metabolic syndrome is constellation of metabolic factors that directly increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. This condition is also called syndrome X. Metabolic syndrome is an escalating public health problem around the world because of …

Manic depression is a devastating mental illness carrying high risk of suicidal tendency. Manic depression is now addressed by many as bipolar disorder. It is a mental illness, in which the person affected experiences extreme change in mood, behavior and …

Vertigo is a type of sudden sensation where you feel as if you are spinning or the things around you are moving. But in actuality the feeling is not real and things are not moving. Vertigo can occur at any …

Hip pain during nighttime can be quiet devastating as it makes impossible for a person to sleep. Pain in hip can be due to the position you sleep or may be due to various other factors. Hip pain is more …

Collagen is an important protein present in various connective tissues in the body. Almost 25 percent of whole body protein is collagen. Collagen has triple helical structure. There are at least 27 different types of collagen found in human body. …

Since thousands of years lice are known to infest human beings. They are tiny parasites which feed on human blood and reproduce on the body. There are three types of louse namely body louse (pediculosis humanus), head louse (pediculosis capitis), …

The salt we eat daily in medical terminology is called sodium chloride. It is made up of 40% sodium and 60% chloride by weight. In fact salt is the most important source of sodium in our body, thus the name …

Verrucas are mostly observed on plantar surface of the foot. They are small wart like lesions on soles. They are deep seated, rough growths mainly occurring in areas that are prone to friction and pressure such as the heel, and …

Proteinuria is excretion of abnormal amount of protein in urine. Thousands of years ago Hippocrates was the first person who suspected an association between urine bubbles and renal pathology. When protein is passed more than 150 mg/day, the condition is …

Anxiety is a type of emotion that most of us sometime or even frequently have experienced and dealt with. Anxiety is a state of mind which causes inner turmoil and nervousness. For example it is a feeling that you get …

Hypertriglyceridemia is a medical term used for raised level of triglyceride in the blood. Triglyceride is one type of lipid (fat) present in blood. The organic composition of triglyceride consists of three chains of fatty acid attached to one glycerol …

Canker sores are benign off white color ulcers with red edge mostly found under the tongue, base of gums, inner side of cheeks, and on upper palate. Canker sores are quiet painful and last for 2 to 10 days. Herpetiform …

Mastocytic enterocolitis is a disease of gastrointestinal tract, specifically the colonic part of large intestine. It is caused due to abnormal increase in mast cells in the lining of large intestine. Mastocytic enterocolitis is characterized by chronic long standing diarrhea …

Bed sore which is also referred as pressure sore is an open skin wound. It may further proliferate into deeper tissues leading to an ulcer. Bed sore is common in patients who are bed ridden for prolonged period of time. …