Tummy cramps

Tummy cramps are often referred to the pain that is observed in stomach and abdomen regions of the body. The pain associated with tummy cramps does not last long but can be managed if treated promptly. Here, we have come up to discuss the causes and tips to ease cramps in the tummy. What causes tummy cramps? Tummy cramps is usually not a serious condition. However, the potential causes of tummy cramps may vary from mild food poisoning to severe inflammatory bowel’s disease. Most common causes ...
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Strategies to cope with chronic pain

Chronic pain is a persistent pain that lasts for a long time (from weeks to months). Chronic pain is an invisible illness and can occur anywhere in the body. Chronic pain can arise due to a simple problem like bad postures to a complicated disease like arthritis, cancer, multiple sclerosis and others. Here are few relief strategies for chronic pain sufferers. Distraction: Distracting yourself from the source of pain is the first step to overcoming the pain. Distraction techniques take off your...
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The right probiotic foods for your stomach

Probiotics are live microorganisms (good bacteria) present in food items and offer health benefits especially when consumed in adequate amounts. Probiotics help to stimulate natural digestive enzymes and juices and promote proper functioning of digestive organs, explains Dr. Sesha Sainadh, Gastroenterologist, Apollo clini Chandanagar, Hyderabad. The doctor further elucidates that choosing a right probiotic food for your gut is the best strategy to maintain a healthy gut. Here are some best sour...
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How to avoid urinary infections

Urinary infections (also called bladder infections) are caused when there is an infection in any part of the urinary system (kidneys, bladder, and urethra). In India, more than 10 million cases of urinary infections are reported every year. As we believe “Prevention is better than Cure,” we discuss some helpful tips to prevent urinary infections. Drink plenty of water: It is highly advisable to drink 8-10 glasses of water daily to get rid of harmful bacteria via increased urine output. Drinkin...
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Know the risk factors for breast cancer

Knowing the risk factors for breast cancer is the first step to understanding the disease Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths in Indian women. Dr. Wahida Suresh, Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Apollo clinic Kotturpuram, Chennai explains that 1 in every 28 women in India can develop breast cancer at any stage of her life. The latest report from WHO implied that about 76000 women in India die because of this condition every year. The number can be even worse if we are not aware of t...
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Busting myths related to spinal anesthesia

Spinal anesthesia or spinal block is the most effective and widely used form of anesthesia during different surgical procedures. Spinal anesthesia is given directly into the spinal cord of the patient, and it numbs the entire area of the body below the site of injection. According to the Dr. Keshavkumar, Anesthetist, Apollo Clinic Kotturpuram, Chennai spinal anesthesia is safer than general anesthesia. Also, it allows the patient to maintain a sense of control while remaining completely pain-fre...
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What are the different vaccines an individual would require during childhood?

Children do not have a fully developed immune system from birth and require more protection after birth. This protection is usually given in the form of vaccines so that children do not catch commonly occurring illnesses. Here are some of them: DTap (Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis) This vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. While diphtheria is a respiratory disease which causes paralysis, breathing problems, heart failure and death, tetanus is a bacterial infection that ...
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All you need to know about vaccines against cervical cancer

There are numerous forms of vaccines given to children to prevent numerous diseases. These include hepatitis A, hepatitis B, MMR and DaPt. However, did you know there vaccines which treat sexually transmitted diseases as well? Here is all you need to know about vaccines which are supposed to prevent cervix cancer… Cervix cancer and HPV There is a virus known as the human papillomavirus. It has been agreed by experts that nearly 99% of cervical cancer is caused by a certain types of high risk HPV...
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How can I prevent PCOS from reoccurring?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome, sometimes called polycystic ovarian disease, is a condition in which there are higher levels of male hormones in women. Polycystic ovarian disease has many causes but PCOS treatment has only two main forms. PCOS treatment includes a healthy diet and certain health supplements and herbs. Here are the two main ways you can prevent PCOS from reoccurring Diet Eat equal amounts of protein and carbohydrates One of the major causes of polycystic ovarian disease is insul...
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What do I need to carry for post bypass surgery follow up?

A cardiac surgery, such as a cardiac bypass surgery, is perhaps the most serious, painful and perhaps even the most complex surgery that man has created. What it does is it aims to help restore blood flow to an area of the heart that previously had no blood flow in it. However, the surgery itself is not the difficult part. What comes afterwards is perhaps harder as there are a lot of procedures you need to follow up on. Here’s what is required after the cardiac surgery follow up at home… Clop...
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