Category: Health FAQ 6

Question: Is it advisable to take more than one type of antidepressant simultaneously? Is it safe and what should a person do when he wants to change his antidepressants?

Answer: Depression is one of the most common psychiatric …

German pathologist Hans Chiari was the first person to observe cerebellum and brain stem malformations during post mortem in 1891, this anomalies of brain were then called Chiari malformation.

Chiari malformation results when the skull is abnormally small, this abnormality …

Home fragrance oils actually consist of two kinds of oils: essential oils and fragrance oils. Essential oils are derived from natural substances like plant roots, fruits, barks, leaves and many more. Fragrance oils however are oils that are made with …

High Fiber Vegetables and Fruits

With people becoming more and more health conscious these days, it is then no wonder that high fiber vegetables and fruits are becoming more and more popular. What are high fiber vegetables and what are …

Studies regarding human beings as well as animals show a strong association between high cholesterol and atherosclerosis or heart disease. A researcher first noticed the connection among rabbits. This was followed by studies of monkeys which clearly showed the direct …

Question: Define Attributable Risk? Is it necessary to know the attributable risk? How can one do absolute risk calculation for something?

How to Calculate Attributable Risk

The amount of risks that can be specifically pinned or blamed on a risk …

Question: What is absolute risk and relative risk? Kindly explain and give suitable examples.

Actual Risk and Relative Risk Examples

In one of the famous heart study researchers concluded that when cholesterol lowering drug was used for five years …

Question: How accurate are finger prick tests that are offered at health exhibitions, shops or fairs? What about at-home cholesterol testing kits? Who would use these tests?

Finger Prick Test for Cholesterol

Free testing offered at health exhibitions, shops …

Question: How is a cholesterol test performed and what exactly is measured? Is it essential to fast before undergoing tests? What happens in case one eats something?

How to Measure Cholesterol Levels

If only a few drops of blood are …

Dry Mouth in Morning

Having a dry mouth every morning is a condition that is estimated to affect around 30% of the world’s population. There are many causes for this condition, although most are rather temporary only on their effects …

Decaffeinated Tea

Tea is an aromatic stimulant that contains various polyphenols, essential oils, and caffeine. Caffeine in tea is said to be relatively higher compared to coffee. It has been a common concoction served in Asian traditions and everyday meals …

Constant Headaches and Fatigue

These headaches are felt occasionally, especially when you are stressed. And the more you expose yourself to stress-inducing activities what used to be occasional become constant headaches and fatigue is the primary culprit. There has always …

Christmas disease is a rare blood disorder with a genetic origin. The condition affects male individuals while females act as carriers of the disease. The condition is also referred to as Haemophilia B disorder.

Christmas Disease

This blood disorder is …

Achalasia cardia is a rare disorder of esophagus. There are many incidences where it is misdiagnosed because of its rarity of occurrence.

Achalasia Cardia

Achalasia cardia is a primary motility disorder of the esophagus. It is also known by various …

Nicotinic acid is a form of niacin that can lower cholesterol. Nicotinamide is another form but has no effect on cholesterol. Nicotinic acid is different from nicotine that is found in cigarette (addictive substance found in tobacco). Some traces of …

Question: What adverse effects happen to people who take clofibrate and gemifibrozil? What are the less serious side effects? What people can be prescribed these drugs? How much triglyceride is reduced with these drugs?

Gemfibrozil Adverse Effects

About half the …

Question: What are Fibric acid derivatives? Name some of these drugs. How do fibric acid derivatives lower cholesterol? Are there any problems with these drugs?

Fibrates Mechanism of Action

They are a class of drugs that interfere with the …

Question: Can one take laxatives to prevent the side effects of bile acid binding resins? Which other side effects are observed? Can these drugs cause vitamin deficiencies?

Bile Acid Binding Resins Drugs Side Effects

Regular use of laxatives can …

Bumps After Brazilian Wax

The presence of bumps after Brazilian wax is one of the common side effects of this type of waxing the pubic region—irritation, ingrown hair, and dryness can also be related to this. So if you are …

BRAT Diet for Kids

BRAT diet is kind of diet that is prescribed for patients with gastrointestinal problems. The BRAT is actually a mnemonic for banana, rice, applesauce, and toast, all of which are considered to be good foods for …