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Trigger Finger – Things to Know

Trigger finger is a painful condition that causes the fingers or thumb to catch or lock when bent. In the thumb its called trigger thumb. The problem Painful condition characterised by: Inability to bend fingers freely Caused by inflammation and thickening of the annular pulleys of the flexor tendons Disorder characterised by inability to extend […]

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Snoring and Sleep disorders

Most snoring is simply limited to a bedroom annoyance. However, for 4-10 percent of adults, snoring is an indication of a potentially life-threatening sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring and sleep apnea are on a spectrum of sleep breathing. Snoring is caused by turbulence and resistance in the back of the throat, usually as […]

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Adding Mushrooms to Your Meals

They’re nutritious and low calorie — Don’t be put off by the fact that mushrooms are a type of fungus. They’re nutritious, low-calorie, low in sodium, fat, cholesterol, and calories and have often been referred to as “functional foods.” In addition to providing basic nutrition, they help prevent chronic disease due to the presence of […]

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WHEN SLEEP IS SOUND, HEALTH AND HAPPINESS ABOUND

“WHEN SLEEP IS SOUND, HEALTH AND HAPPINESS ABOUND” Most sleep disorders are preventable or treatable, yet less than one-third of sufferers seek professional help. Sleep problems constitute a global epidemic that threatens health and quality of life for up to 45% of the world’s population The three elements of good quality sleep are: A. Duration- […]

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Laparoscopy in Gynecology

Laparoscopy in Gynecology Laparoscopic surgery is performed using an instrument called a laparoscope, a thin, lighted telescope that is inserted through a tiny, ½ -inch incision made in the navel. The laparoscope allows a surgeon to see and operate in the abdomen without having to use a long incision. Two or three smaller incisions are […]

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Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes Diabetes that develops during pregnancy is known as gestational diabetes. It occurs because body cannot produce enough insulin (a hormone important in controlling blood glucose) to meet its extra needs in pregnancy. This results in high blood glucose levels. Gestational diabetes usually starts in the middle or towards the end of pregnancy.It may […]

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Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a very common condition where cells of the lining of the womb (theendometrium) are found elsewhere, usually in the pelvis and around the womb,ovaries and fallopian tubes. It mainly affects women during their reproductiveyears. It can affect women from every social group and ethnicity. Endometriosis isnot an infection and it is not contagious. […]

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Iron deficiency anemia

Anemia is one of the commonest illness found in both adult and children . Most common anemia in children is Iron deficiency anemia and more than 1/3rd of world population is affected by Iron deficiency anemia. What is Anemia? Anemia is defined by reduction in Hb Concentration, Hct Concentration or RBC count • WHO criteria […]

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