Can itchy nipples be a sign of something serious?

It is important to remember that anyone who experiences abnormal symptoms should visit their doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. It is important to do this because if doctors discover a more serious condition, the person can receive treatment immediately

Can itchy nipples be a sign of something serious?At some point in their lives, most men and women will experience itchy nipples. Many factors that can cause the condition, most of which are not cause for concern. However, some symptoms should not be ignored. Itching nipples can be a sign that something more serious is going on. What are the causes of itchy […]

Rare: Treatment saves hypochondriasis patient’s marriage

With age, one of the most undeniable complications that come to the forefront is that of illness. Like in the popular film ‘Piku’, hypochondriasis is a real problem and can, in every sense, be quiet frustrating for the one who deals with the person. A Mumbai couple almost got divorced because of the same

Rare: Treatment saves hypochondriasis patient’s marriage  Divakar Kapoor (name changed), a 50-year-old senior banker, walked into a city clinic with his wife, almost on the verge of divorce. As he sat across the table to talk about himself, he started explaining about excruciating pain in his left eye. “The way Kapoor was talking, it was way too disturbing. In great […]

Why poor sleep can lead to chronic pain

A general decline in both the quantity and quality of hours slept led to a two- to three-fold increase in pain problems over time, researchers found. Also, sleep disturbances contribute to problems in the ability to process and cope with pain

Why poor sleep can lead to chronic painPeople who sleep poorly may be more likely to develop a chronic pain condition and have worse physical health, a study from the UK suggests. A general decline in both the quantity and quality of hours slept led to a two- to three-fold increase in pain problems over time, researchers found. “Sleep and pain problems […]

‘Let a person die with dignity’, say palliative care experts

Yesteryear’s super hit movie, ‘Anand’ grabbed eyeballs for its portrayal of characters and unique presentation of death- acceptance. Anand, is a cancer patient who doesn’t wish to confine to bed in his final days and wished to die peacefully. That is the kind of life that palliative care tries to advocate, to help the person to be bereft of pain and suffering. However, the experts say that we are poorly prepared, in case of palliative care

‘Let a person die with dignity’, say palliative care expertsFor the 83-year-old, Nitin Kumar (name changed) his family was everything. Like anybody in that age, he had started feeling more breathless and came to the doctors with the complaint of heart ailments. Kumar had a severe heart disease which took a toll on his kidney. Kumar’s family approached the palliative care unit at Hinduja […]

Overestimating levels of pain post-surgery can make patients more anxious

The study noted that the patients' average expected pain rating immediately following surgery was 4.66, compared to an actual pain rating of 2.56.  Researchers believe the study results will improve the way in which medical providers explain the surgical procedure so as to alleviate unfounded anxiety

Overestimating levels of pain post-surgery can make patients more anxiousPeople experience unnecessary anxiety when thinking about post-operative pain  A recent study presented during the annual conference of the American Society of Anaesthesiologists revealed people were more afraid of surgery and pain than we would expect. Patients usually overestimate the amount of post-operative they would experience, which leads to a significant increase in their anxiety […]

Can you bear high levels of pain? You maybe at risk of a silent heart attack

Everyone knows what a heart attack is, but what's less known is, many people experience heart attacks without knowing it – without ever receiving a diagnosis

Can you bear high levels of pain? You maybe at risk of a silent heart attackPeople who are less sensitive to pain may be at increased risk of having a “silent” heart attack, a new study hints. Chest pain is one of the “classic” symptoms of a heart attack. But many people have so-called silent heart attacks, where they notice no obvious symptoms. “Almost everyone knows what a heart attack […]

Know about the health conditions and pain on top of the foot

Pain on top of the foot may seem like an unusual location, particularly if no obvious injury took place there. However, this area can be affected by a variety of conditions and injuries beyond a bone fracture or bruise

Know about the health conditions and pain on top of the footThe foot has a complex set of tendons, muscles, joints, and bones that enable it to work properly, as well as withstand walking, standing, and other everyday movements. Many health conditions and injuries, however, can upset the foot’s movement and balance, causing problems and pain. Most foot pain requires, at the very least, rest and […]

Must watch: A documentary based on ethics in medicine

The world premiere of the documentary ‘Hippocratic’ was organised in Pune, on Saturday. For the next two months, it will be screened in different cities of the world. The documentary narrates the story of an acclaimed Indian physician Dr MR Rajgopal, who made efforts to re-establish the ethics in medicine by letting palliative care spread in the country

Must watch: A documentary based on ethics in medicineWith an aim to provide people an insight in the medical field, a 88 minute  documentary named ‘Hippocratic’, highlights the story of an acclaimed Indian physician Dr MR Rajgopal, whose dream is to have pain free India. The documentary raises a pertinent question of how to bring ethical practice in modern medicine through whole person […]

Self-harming: A rising phenomenon, say experts

Self-harm could be physical, emotional or addictive in the sense that you can't get out of those situations. It’s a manifestation of some trauma in the childhood or any upheaval in the childhood and is a rising phenomenon, according to experts. It needs a proper guidance. So seek help say experts as they talk about pain addiction- a usual phenomenon in this unusual world

Self-harming: A rising phenomenon, say expertsLasya Shetty (name changed) is a common 16 years old with a multitude of unusual habits.  Ever since she was a child, she would get angry quickly. And as she would get angry or frustrated, she would bang her head against the wall. “She didn’t need to see the blood. She just wanted to go […]

Top twelve health benefits of swimming

Swimming is safe for most people. As with any workout, there are certain risks associated with swimming. If you’re injured or have certain medical conditions, be sure to check with your doctor before swimming laps

Top twelve health benefits of swimmingYou may have heard that experts recommend adults get 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week. Swimming is an excellent way to work your entire body and cardiovascular system. An hour of swimming burns almost as many calories as running, without all the impact on your bones and joints. […]