How medications can affect your balance

Prime examples include blurred vision, dizziness or light-headedness stemming from low blood pressure, drowsiness, delirium, and impaired alertness or judgment. Some medications may affect the inner ear, spurring temporary or permanent balance disorders. Often, problems stem from the sheer number of medicines you take, rather than a single drug. According to a national health survey […]

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Dizziness: Know how to get rid of it

Could dizziness be a sign of underlying illnesses?

The confusion starts from the fact that patients are often not clear by what they mean by “feeling dizzy.””Feeling dizzy” means different things to different people, or even to the same person in different situations. It is further complicated as the causes of dizziness ranges from benign to life-threatening disorders, and features that distinguish these, […]

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The no-drug approach treatment for mild to moderate depression

Looking for a boost or alternative to antidepressant medicines? Here are four therapies that may help relieve your symptoms. While antidepressants like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can be helpful to relieve and control symptoms, they are not always the right choice. “Many older adults don’t want to be dependent on antidepressants, or are sensitive […]

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All you want to know about respiratory depression

All you want to know about respiratory depression

Respiratory depression means that a person’s rate and depth of breathing are lower than normal. This results in low oxygen levels and high carbon dioxide levels in the blood. Without treatment, the condition can cause life-threatening complications, including coma and death. What is respiratory depression? Respiratory depression refers to a failure of the lungs to […]

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Deafness: Commonly seen in the age group of 18 to 25, say doctors

Most ear pain clears up on its own without any treatment. But if it’s not getting better, or if you have other, more serious symptoms, you may need to see a doctor.  Dr Bachi Hathiram, ENT surgeon and HOD of Nair Hospital said, “Young generation is crazy about mobile phones. Continuous use of ear phones can […]

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Best ways to cope with panic disorder to improve your quality of life

Do you experience sudden attacks of anxiety, fear, and panic? Perhaps your heart races, you feel unable to breathe or think properly, and you sweat. Do these attacks have no obvious trigger? The condition can interfere with many aspects of the person’s life, causing them to avoid work or school and avoid situations wherein they fear […]

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