Category: Health FAQ 8

We all know that men and women are biologically different. Because of this gender and sex difference, they escape from certain health problems. But in fact there are many health conditions that are common in both the sexes and genders, …

Heavy metals are elements that are found naturally in different concentration in our ecosystem. There are several types of heavy metals present in environment. Our body needs certain metals in small amount for better functioning, for example iron, copper, zinc, …

Water is the most important element for survival of human beings. At the same time it is also a valuable resource for agriculture and industries. With worldwide industrial growth, economic development, rapid population growth, and urbanization, pollution in drinking water …

Every human being desires to look attractive. To remain beautiful and youthful people have found many ways. Abdominoplasty is one such cosmetic surgical procedure that makes a person’s abdomen thin, firm and flat. Abdominoplasty is a plastic surgery in which …

Most of the strength training and fitness programs address and focus on strengthening certain areas of the body such as the abs, buttocks, biceps, triceps muscles etc. People focus on strengthening these areas to feel good and improve their physical …

Albizia julibrissin is a deciduous tree that has been valued highly for centuries in Chinese medicine for various health benefits. Also known as Persian silk tree or pink siri or Mimosa, this tree is a valuable gift of nature for …

Melia azedarach is a deciduous plant belonging to mahagany family. It is popularly known by many names such as chinaberry tree, Indian lilac, Syringa berrytree, Bakayan tree, Maha neem etc. It is a tall plant measuring somewhere between 7 to …

Swelling in feet and ankles is not an uncommon problem. Many people sometime or the other may have experienced swollen foot. Usually it is not a serious condition, but if swelling persists regularly it needs medical evaluation. It can be …

Platelet is also referred as throbocytes. Low platelet count is called thrombocytopenia. Platelets are one type of blood cells, the other being white blood cells and red blood cells. They are produced in the bone marrow. The main function of …

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a potent hormone manufactured naturally in the body from testosterone. It is a type of androgen playing major role in development of male characteristics such as deep voice, body hair, and muscle growth. DHT is important for …

Bilharzia also known as schistisomiasis is water borne disease caused by a parasite. The parasite belongs to family of flatworm called Schistisoma. This disease is mainly found in developing countries having tropical or subtropical climate. There are many species of …

Calcium is the most important mineral for maintaining strong bones and teeth. Fortunately it is found abundantly in human body, especially in bones and teeth. Calcium also has critical role to play in various other activities such as transmission of …

Oxygen is most vital element for human survival. It is not possible to live without oxygen on this planet. Thus appropriate oxygen level is important for human body. Since the cells utilizes oxygen for energy metabolism, the body needs regular …

Dopamine is a chemical in brain which in medical literature is described as a neurotransmitter. It helps to send signal from one nerve cell to another. It is naturally produced in different parts of brain. Dopamine has wide range of …

Calf cramps are sudden and severe pain in calf muscles. It is caused due to involuntary contraction of the calf muscles. Leg cramps is frequently experienced by swimmers during the course of their training as well as competition. For swimmers …

High level of protein in kidney causes abnormal excretion of protein content through urine, which in medical terminology is referred as proteinuria. It mainly occurs when the kidneys are not functioning well. Amino acids are building block of protein. Protein …

Heart rate refers to number of times your heart beats in a minute. Monitoring your heart rate is important as it gives an indication of your fitness level. Often it gives a hint for a developing health related issue. A …

Tetraplegia or quadriplegia is medical term used for paralysis of all four limbs; the two hands, two legs as well as the trunk region. It occurs due to injury to spinal cord, mainly involving the cervical region of spinal cord …

The spleen is a large lymphatic organ located on left upper quadrant in abdomen. Its main function is to produce white blood cells, store red blood cells, filter dead red blood cells, and remove bacteria. It is considered to be …

Henoch-schonlein purpura (HSP) is a disease of small blood vessels. It is characterized by acute inflammation and leakage of blood from the arterioles, venules and capillaries. This systemic small vessel vasculitis leads to inflammation and bleeding in many parts of …