Winter alert: Rheumatoid arthritis on a rise among youngsters

Dr Manan Gujarathi, an Orthopedic surgeon, SRV Mamata hospital, shares how to identify the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and how to tackle it, also how it may affect the youths

Winter alert: Rheumatoid arthritis on a rise among youngstersExperts say that there has been a steady rise in the number of people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. It is an autoimmune condition, where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints, creating inflammation which causes swelling and pain in and around the joints. Often, we believe that arthritis is a disease associated with the […]

Starchy food may reduce autoimmune reactions in people with lupus, new research reveals

Starchy food may ease autoimmune reactions for people with lupus. Experiments with mice show that certain gut bacteria exacerbate the disease, but consuming starch can halt their growth

Starchy food may reduce autoimmune reactions in people with lupus, new research revealsLupus is a disease where a person’s immune system attacks their own body. Suspecting the condition could be affected by gut bacteria, Martin Kriegel at Yale University and his colleagues gave antibiotics to mice with lupus to deplete the bacteria in their gut. The results was that these mice then had less severe autoimmune responses […]

Know about the connection between autoimmune disease and rheumatology

In an autoimmune disease, the immune system makes a mistake and attacks the healthy cells and tissue of the body. Some autoimmune diseases target one organ and other diseases, like lupus, affect the whole body

Know about the connection between autoimmune disease and rheumatologyAn autoimmune disease is a condition in which your immune system mistakenly attacks your body. Our immune system is responsible for guarding us against germs like bacteria and viruses. When it senses these foreign invaders, it sends out an army of fighter cells to attack them. There are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases- […]

Consuming too much salt can cause inflammation in patients with multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system destroys the protective coating around neurons called myelin

Consuming too much salt can cause inflammation in patients with multiple sclerosisNew research, published in the journal Nature Immunology, now shows how a high intake of salt may cause inflammation in multiple sclerosis. Generally, women are at a higher risk of developing the condition than men. While researchers do not yet know what causes MS, an interplay between genetic predisposition and environmental factors is likely to […]

10 health problems your eyes could be showing signs of

Eye doctors say that by looking in someone’s eyes, they can see things like arteries, veins, and nerves, which are a reflection of what’s going on in the rest of the body. The benefit, of course, is easily catching potential problems early on. Here are 10 important health conditions your eyes can signal

10 health problems your eyes could be showing signs ofThe American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends everyone get a baseline eye exam by age 40, if not before (if everything looks good, your doctor can decide how often you should follow-up) High blood pressure Early signs of damage from high blood pressure can be detected in routine eye exam so potentially life-saving  treatment can be […]

Sjögren’s syndrome: Doctor treats a girl with rare disease

Since last four years, 14-year-old Riddhi Kadam (name changed) suffered from throbbing headache.  Her condition didn’t improve even after taking treatment from the doctors. Her health started deteriorating and she was admitted to Fortis Hiranandani Hospital Vashi. There, doctor diagnose her with Sjögren's syndrome

Sjögren’s syndrome: Doctor treats a girl with rare diseaseSjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disease. It is a disorder of your immune system identified by its two most common symptoms — dry eyes and a dry mouth. Dr Pawan Ojha is a Consultant Neuro Physician associated with Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi started treating her. Speaking about the same, “In the beginning, Lumbar Puncture procedure […]

Drug used to treat blood pressure could help prevent type 1 diabetes

A drug commonly used to control high blood pressure may also help prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes in up to 60 per cent of those at risk for the disease, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Florida

Drug used to treat blood pressure could help prevent type 1 diabetesThe new research, co-authored by Dr Aaron Michels, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, will be published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Type 1 diabetes is a condition in which the beta cells of the pancreas are unable to produce enough insulin, which is the […]

Is there a link between lupus and stress?

Lupus is a potentially fatal autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the skin, joints and internal organs. Its cause is unknown

Is there a link between lupus and stress?Psychological trauma is associated with an increased risk for lupus, a new study reports. Lupus is a potentially fatal autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the skin, joints and internal organs. Its cause is unknown. Researchers studied 54,763 civilian women enrolled in a larger health study. They used questionnaires to determine exposure to trauma, including […]

American pop star Selena Gomez gets a kidney from a close friend due to lupus

 The autoimmune disease causes inflammation in your body, which can damage your joints, heart, kidneys, and brain, according to the Lupus Research Alliance

American pop star Selena Gomez gets a kidney from a close friend due to lupusNow, the 25-year-old singer and actress recently revealed that she recent underwent a kidney transplant—which was donated by a close friend—due to her battle with the disease. Just a few years ago, Selena Gomez revealed she underwent chemotherapy to treat her lupus, a disease in which your immune system attacks and destroys the healthy tissues […]

She lost her hair, not her self-confidence

Everyone is quite protective of one's hair and tries to maintain it, but even the slightest loss of hair is enough to make us paranoid. Asha Savarkar Rasal, lost her hair during taking the treatment for an autoimmune disease.  But, she didn't lose her optimistic approach and kept following the guidelines. As a result, she is now cured and also has her healthy hair back

She lost her hair, not her self-confidenceOne can easily find a person who is paranoid about their hair loss. Whether it is a woman or a man, everyone is quite protective of one’s mane and tries to maintain it as well as possible. Even the slightest loss of hair is enough to make us paranoid. That’s why Asha Savarkar Rasal, a […]