Does your mouth feel like it’s on fire? You may have burning mouth syndrome

This condition has a capacity to bother an individual to an extent that they fall prey to depression, loss of appetite and disturbed sleep. It also leads to a scratchy sensation in the throat, anesthetised feeling, astringent taste and soreness

Does your mouth feel like it’s on fire? You may have burning mouth syndromeBurning Mouth Syndrome is a condition where a person may get a feeling of their mouth being on fire. This does not occur because of the consumption of highly spiced food. It puts the sufferers in a horrible condition as they experience a sweltering sensation of having drank or eaten something enormously hot. It brings […]

Bleeding ulcers: Diagnosis and treatment

The term ulcer means a sore that doesn't heal quickly. Ulcers can occur almost anywhere on the body, usually resulting from injuries, illnesses, or infections. They can be short-lived or ongoing. Most commonly, when people refer to an ulcer, they are referring to peptic ulcers that develop in the digestive tract. The term peptic means it is related to acid

Bleeding ulcers: Diagnosis and treatmentPeptic ulcers may be in the stomach, the small intestine just below the stomach, or the food pipe above the stomach. Sometimes, peptic ulcers can bleed (known as bleeding ulcers). More severe bleeding, known as hemorrhaging, can be life-threatening. Minor bleeding in an ulcer, however, is usually not as immediately serious and may go unnoticed, […]

Forgetful? Look for these early signs of dementia

‘Of all the things, I miss my mind the most,’ this quote by renowned author Mark Twain speaks of memory loss and dementia. Dementia is a neurological disease that usually occurs after the age of 60, says Arti Shroff, Mumbai-based clinical psychologist

Forgetful? Look for these early signs of dementiaDementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life. It is caused by physical changes in the brain. It is marked by memory loss, impaired cognitive functions, compromised volition as well as changes in personality. It is caused by the degeneration of the brain […]

How acid reflux leads to coughing

Heartburn that occurs more than twice a week can be gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which can cause ulcers and permanent damage if untreated. It also increases risk of oesophageal cancer

How acid reflux leads to coughingAcid reflux is a condition that occurs when acid from the stomach moves upward into the food pipe. The acid causes irritation of the tissue lining, which leads to heartburn – a burning sensation in the chest. The American College of Gastroenterology estimate that over 60 million Americans experience heartburn a minimum of once a […]

Pneumonitis: Know how to treat it

Pneumonitis causes similar symptoms to many other lung conditions. As such, it may take several tests before a definitive diagnosis is made, as the doctor will need to rule out these other possibilities first

Pneumonitis: Know how to treat itPneumonitis is a disorder where a person has an allergic reaction in their lungs caused by certain inhaled substances. The condition is also referred to as hypersensitivity pneumonitis. The reaction they have to these substances can cause air sacs in one or both lungs to become inflamed. If untreated, the condition can cause long-term damage […]

Symptoms to watch out for regarding kids’ health

There are many reasons your child will need to go to the doctor throughout their growing years. While doctor’s visits are usually routine, some are not. When you and your child are aware of possibly serious health symptoms, illnesses can be caught early and treated before complications arise

Symptoms to watch out for regarding kids’ healthSymptoms in children When children experience unusual symptoms, they are most often normal and not a cause for concern. However, some signs point to a larger issue. For a little extra help, add the following symptoms to your parental radar. You might need to bring your child to the doctor if they persist. Lack of […]

How to take care of unexpected heel pain and its causes

A tough band of tissue, called your plantar fascia, connects your heel bone to your toes. Plantar fasciitis is when this tissue is irritated. A stabbing pain at the bottom of your foot near your heel is the most obvious symptom, but that pain could start off dull and get worse over time

How to take care of unexpected heel pain and its causesDo your feet hurt when you take those first steps in the morning? Does the sharp pain come back after you sit or stand for a while? You could have plantar fasciitis — and if so, it’s a good idea to treat it ASAP. If you ignore it, it can change the way you walk […]

Parents: Call the doctor right away for these 4 symptoms

Many parents fail to understand how serious these four symptoms can be. They know that high fevers, cuts that bleed badly, lots of vomiting or diarrhea, bad injuries, or bad coughs need attention, but they don’t always understand the seriousness of these ones

Parents: Call the doctor right away for these 4 symptomsAs a pediatrician, I’ve talked on the phone with lots of parents of sick children. As I ask my questions and try to understand what’s going on and how I can help, there are a few symptoms in particular that I listen for. I don’t hear them often. Most of the time, it’s not serious […]

Signs to identify leukemia every woman needs to be aware about

For adults, the typical age for leukemia onset is anywhere from 50 to 70, There are several "subtypes" of leukemia, which are defined by the kind of blood cells that mutate, and also by how early in the cell production process that mutation takes place

Signs to identify leukemia every woman needs to be aware aboutBelieve it or not, most of the new blood cells your body produces come from your bone marrow—a fatty substance found in large quantities in the bulbous, bulky ends of your bones. For those suffering from leukemia, one of these new blood cells mutates and becomes cancerous. It then starts to clone—or make copies of […]

Key early signs and symptoms when your liver is damaged

Once a person progresses beyond early symptoms, damage to liver and its side effects become more serious. The American Liver Foundation explains people may have blood vessels leading livers to burst; toxins could build up in the brains and interfere with mental function

Key early signs and symptoms when your liver is damagedWhen a liver is working well, it cleans the blood, helps digest food and fights infection. It is also a bit of a bodily superhero — much like Wolverine and Deadpool, it has the power to regenerate when it has been damaged, replacing old tissue with new cells. “Anything that keeps your liver from doing […]
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