Relief from the symptoms of a disease or condition.
Having a clear, sharp vision is important to help us see a clear view of the world. From watching near and far objects to making sure we don't miss a step and fall, our eyes are constantly moving to give the brain new information about our surroundings. But, when your vision becomes poor and blurry and you can't see objects clearly, you may be having blurred vision.
A rare genetic disorder that results in benign tumours on many parts of the body is known as tuberous sclerosis. These are the noncancerous overgrowth of the normal tissue. This disorder is most likely to be detected during infancy. However, the signs of this ailment might be so mild that one could miss identifying the disorder until adulthood.
Worldwide, every year on 8 June, World Brain Tumour Day is observed to raise awareness and educate people about brain tumour. In the year 2000, the German brain tumour association Deutsche Hirntumorhilfe e.V. started this day as a tribute to all brain tumour patients and their families.
Our eyes are one of the few organs that have the ability to clean themselves, thanks to the tear ducts and their drainage system. Our tear ducts constantly keep working to keep our eyes moisturised and healthy. The tear ducts located at the corner of our eyes produce tears that help keep our eyes healthy and wash off any foreign objects that enter the eyes. But sometimes there is an obstruction in this system that results in excess production of tears.
Osteoporosis means porous bones; it refers to a bone disease which takes place when your bone density is lowered and the bone-producing ability of your body reduces too. Both men and women get affected by this disease but women are more prone to it post menopause as their body experiences a lack of oestrogen and this hormone aids in protecting against the ailment.
Are you depressed about what's happening in your workplace or in your personal life? Depression is more than just a sad mood. It is a condition which can be a difficult concept to grasp and understand as many believe that there are two types of depression - clinical depression which requires treatment and regular depression that can happen to anyone.
The human body has a security system which protects our health from diseases, by fighting disease-causing agents that enter the body or getting rid of the toxins which are produced inside the body. This security system of the human body is known as the immune system and it plays an important role in protecting your health.
Researchers have found that more than 2 billion people all over the world suffer from iodine deficiency. In fact, women are more likely to have both iodine deficiency and suffer from thyroid issues than men. Reports claim that one in three women face this problem sooner or later in life.
Toxic shock syndrome, or TSS, is a life-threatening condition of a bacterial infection that an individual can suffer from. It is caused by the bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes or Staphylococcus aureus. These bacteria enter the bloodstream and produce exotoxins that can cause infections.
The neck is an essential body part with its intricate structure and wide range of mobility, which needs to remain in a good condition to support healthy functioning and movement of your body. When there is a neck pain, it makes it difficult to move your head in any direction and you will be unable to carry out your day-to-day activities in such a case.
Swine flu, also known as the H1N1 virus is a type A influenza virus that originates in pigs and pass on to humans. The swine flu outbreak was reported in 2009 and according to statistics, nearly 575,400 people have died from swine flu worldwide. Swine flu is a highly contagious respiratory disease which spreads quickly from person to person. Though H1N1 influenza subtype is the most common, since 2017 the H3N2 subtype has also been reported.
First identified in Malaysia in 1998 among pig farmers, the Nipah virus has resurfaced a year after its last reported case in Kerala. According to the World Health Organisation, Nipah virus (NiV) is a viral infection which has emerged newly and falls under the zoonosis category. Zoonosis means, this virus can not only affect humans, but it can also affect other types of animals too. The Nipah virus can be transmitted to humans from animals, which have been affected by this virus. It can also be transmitted from infected humans to other humans through direct contact.
Bronchopneumonia is a type of pneumonia that causes the lungs to be inflamed. Symptoms can be mild to severe and usually include breathing issues, fever and coughing. This illness can be caused due to bacterial, viral or fungal chest infections. People whose health is not compromised due to other health issues recover within a few weeks with proper medical intervention. Depending on the severity of the illness, treatment can be at home or in the hospital. Vaccinations exist to protect at-risk individuals from this ailment.
Despite the huge advancement of science and technology, the ultimate cure for cancer is something that is still out of reach for us humans. Though cancer can affect any organs of our body, it is lung cancer which is the most threatening as it affects our ability to breathe.
Alzheimer's Disease is said to be the most common kind of dementia. While the symptoms are often quite mild at the onset of the disease, they gradually progress to take on a more severe form.
Endometriosis is a painful gynaecological disorder which affects between 6 and 10 percent of women of reproductive age globally. Around 25 to 30% of infertile women have endometriosis and around 30 to 50% of women with endometriosis are infertile.
The septum or the nasal septum is the wall between the right and left sides of your nose. The septum is firm but bendable and is covered by skin surrounded by a rich supply of blood vessels. In other words, the septum is the cartilage that separates the nostrils evenly. It is located at the centre and is in a straight line. However, that is not the case in everyone as various people have an uneven septum. An uneven septum can cause one nostril to be larger than the other.
Meningitis is an infection causing the inflammation of membranes surrounding the spinal cord and brain. Infants, children, teens and adults can all develop meningitis, although the type of meningitis tends to vary according to the age group. The condition causes the dysfunction of the meninges, along with cerebrospinal fluid which protects the structures of the central nervous system. The meninges are basically the protectors of the brain, that is, they prevent the brain from being affected by germs or any trauma.
Also known as celiac sprue, celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disorder. A person with celiac disease is allergic to foods containing gluten (hence also known as gluten-sensitive enteropathy). Gluten is a form of protein that is found in grains. However, people with celiac disease mostly react to the gluten that is present in barley, rye and wheat.
An abscessed tooth or tooth abscess is a pocket of puss that can develop in your mouth as a result of a bacterial infection. The condition is also called as dental abscess and can cause moderate to severe pain. In severe cases, the pain can spread to your neck or ears. The abscess can occur at different regions in your mouth, surrounding the teeth.
Photopsia is the subjective sensation of lights, sparks, or colours due to electrical or mechanical stimulation in your eyes. It is the presence of perceived flashes of light. Basically, it is a symptom developed from seeing flashes of light or of other conditions. Photopsia is not harmful and does not require immediate medical attention. It is commonly found in older individuals, especially after the age of 60. Although rare cases have been reported in young and healthy adults.
The prevalence of diabetes is rising with each day. An individual suffers from diabetes when their blood glucose or blood sugar levels are too high. A person suffers from type 1 diabetes when their body does not make insulin, and a person suffers from type 2 diabetes when the body fails to use the proper amount of insulin.
Poliosis is a condition that causes white patches on an individual's hair. An individual can be born with the condition or can develop it during any point of age. Individuals with poliosis have a decreased level or complete lack of melanin in their hair follicles.
A wrist sprain is a common injury (more so for all sorts of athletes). A loss of balance is sufficient for you to slip and stick your hand out to prevent your fall. However, the moment your hand hits the ground, the force with which it hits makes it bend back towards your forearm causing a wrist sprain.