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Author: Ajaiwant Cheema

Heartburn Myths and Facts

There are many myths attached to heartburn. Below are discussed some myths and actual facts about heartburn. Heartburn Myths Heartburn is caused due to pain in your heart Heartburn is not a heart condition. It may be caused by acid reflux into the esophagus. It causes a burning sensation directly beneath the breastbone, which may […]

Acid Reflux or GERD

The backward flow of stomach acid into the food pipe is known as acid reflux. Sometimes acid reflux progresses to gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, a more severe form of reflux. The most common symptom of GERD is frequent heartburn caused due to irritation in the lining of the stomach. Cause The lower esophageal sphincter […]

What are the Causes of Blood in the Stool?

Depending on the location of the bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract, the colour of the blood may vary. Generally, the closer the bleeding site is to the anus, the brighter red the blood will be. Thus, Bright red blood usually indicates bleeding low in the colon or rectum (lower GI) Dark red or maroon blood […]

Diabetic Nephropathy- Who is at Risk of Acquiring it?

Damage of kidneys caused due to diabetes is known as Diabetic Nephropathy. It can affect people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. What causes Diabetic Nephropathy? The usual function of the kidneys is to remove waste products and extra fluid from the body. This is carried out by a system of tubes and […]

Plastic Surgery for Gynecomastia

Enlarged or overdeveloped breast in men is known as gynecomastia. Gynecomastia can be present at any age due to genetics, use of certain medications, or other reasons. It may be present in one breast (unilaterally) or in both breasts (bilaterally). Gynecomastia can hamper self-confidence in some men. Due to which they avoid certain physical activities […]

VARICOSE VEINS

Superficial veins that become swollen, enlarged and twisted are known as varicose veins. These can our anywhere in the body, but are most common in legs and thighs. The main function of the veins is to return blood from all the organs in the body towards the heart. Sometimes, veins fail to circulate the blood […]

Prevention of Heart Diseases and Lifestyle Modifications

Heart diseases may sometimes lead to death. But you can still reduce the chances of heart diseases by making changes in your lifestyle. Don’t smoke or use tobacco When it comes to heart disease prevention, no amount of smoking is safe. The more you smoke, the greater your risk. Chemicals in tobacco can damage your […]

What is a Pacemaker?

A pacemaker is a small electric device that is implanted in your chest or abdomen to make your heart function regularly. It works with electric stimulation that controls the rate of heartbeat. When is a pacemaker needed? During an arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat, the heart may not be able to pump enough blood to the […]

Effects of Obesity on Your Health

According to WHO, “Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health.” How can you calculate obesity? A measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI). It calculates your weight in relation to your height. A person with a BMI of 30 or more is generally […]

Diet during Pregnancy

During pregnancy, it is very crucial for you to have a healthy, balanced diet. An adequate diet is essential to provide enough nutrition for your baby’s growth and development. You need to consume 300 more calories than usual to maintain you’re as well as your baby health. For a healthy pregnancy, the right balance of […]