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 […]

Simple and effective remedies to treat toothache at home

 These home remedies are meant to provide temporary relief only. It is important to seek immediate treatment from a dentist once a toothache lasts for more than a day or two

Simple and effective remedies to treat toothache at homeA toothache is a pain in and around the teeth and jaws. Tooth decay, an infection, loose or broken fillings, or receding gums can cause it. If the pain lasts for more than 1 or 2 days, it is best to see a dentist immediately to have it treated. Until then, the following simple remedies […]

Soon: BMC dispensaries to provide free medical tests

The patients coming to the BMC dispensaries, maternity homes, specialty hospitals and suburban hospitals will not have to go to the bigger BMC hospitals for medical tests. As, ‘Aapli Chikitsa’ scheme’s tender process is in the final phase and will be completed soon. After which, the BMC administration will take the decision of providing the medical test free of cost in all the BMC clinics

Soon: BMC dispensaries to provide free medical testsThe medical test facility is mainly available in the bigger BMC hospitals. Owing to which, the patients have to make continuous trips to the hospitals. Also, there is a long queue for medical tests and the patients have to wait for the same. The patients face commuting problem as well as they are stress out […]

Seeking support from others can help beat depression, feel better

One of the hallmark symptoms associated with depression is persistent lack of motivation. Without the desire or willingness to complete regular tasks, a person can sink more deeply into their depression

Seeking support from others can help beat depression, feel betterDepression is a medical condition that causes a person to experience feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of motivation. More than just a temporary case of the blues, depression can be long-lasting. It may affect a person’s ability to perform daily activities, and can lead to thoughts of suicide. One of the hallmark symptoms associated […]

Stethoscope turns 202!

The stethoscope has become synonymous with the medical profession. Ever since its inception, it has changed the way doctors and nurses would treat patients. For the first time, they were able to listen and hear all of the noises from within the body. The stethoscope is also used in diagnosing diseases of the lungs and bowels.

Stethoscope turns 202!Stethoscope is a symbol associated with doctors and rightly so! The instrument turns 202 today. It was invented merely as a need but has been useful ever since. It was invented in France in 1816 by René Laennec at the Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital in Paris. Laennec invented the stethoscope because he was uncomfortable placing his […]

How to identify the early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Currently, there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, but proper treatment and moderate exercise may help reduce flares. If it is left untreated, the joints, cartilage, and bones in affected areas can become damaged

How to identify the early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritisThe symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) typically affect the hands, wrists, and feet. Spotting signs of RA early could lead to an early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Early and consistent management of arthritis can prevent joint damage and, ultimately, disability. This article explores the early signs and symptoms of RA, its risk factors, and when […]

If you are denied treatment, contact us, says CM Fadnavis

If the patient is denied treatment due to the lack of money, contact us, said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. CM also said that, facilities for poor patients are provided by the Health Minister department and Mahatma Phule Jeevandayi Arogya Yojana. The cancer patients will also be provided facilities through these schemes

If you are denied treatment, contact us, says CM FadnavisCM Fadnavis did the bhoomi pujan of  Khandesh Cancer Centre and inaugurated Ram surgical maternity Hospital. CM Fadnavis said, “After Uttar Pradesh, the highest percentage of cancer patients is being detected in Maharashtra and it is a matter of concern. The patients as well as his family, both suffer. To provide good facilities to the […]

Simple ways to treat pain at home

Pain can strike anytime; you need to do something about it. We have listed simple ways on how you can manage it efficiently, but do see a physician if it does not subside

Simple ways to treat pain at homePain from injury, accident, or illness can happen to anyone at any time. You can do a number of things at home to feel better. But go to a doctor if it suddenly gets worse or changes — especially if there’s tingling, numbness, or burning — or if nothing you try makes you feel better. […]

‘Healthcare sector should strive to reduce patient’s dissatisfaction’

The gap between patient’s expectations about his/her treatment, including cost of treatment, and actual treatment model which includes various factors like drugs, technology, surgeries etc. is widening and needs to be bridged to avoid unpleasant incidents

‘Healthcare sector should strive to reduce patient’s dissatisfaction’The Indian healthcare sector is at crossroads. In recent past, there have been incidents of various types with wide publicity in print and visual media, as well as social media, creating doubts about efficacy, honesty and rationality of private as well as public health sector. There is a strong need for dispassionate analysis of the […]

IMA issues self-regulatory measures to bridge gap in doctor-patient relationship

With the help of these measures the IMA seek to heal the rift between doctors and patients. The new guidelines have been laid down after careful introspection. It aims to boost the trust between doctors and patients, especially after the unsavoury incidents witnessed last month

IMA issues self-regulatory measures to bridge gap in doctor-patient relationshipLast month, two private hospitals came under fire for negligence and overbilling patients. These incidents created a great furore among the medical fraternity and general public. Now to make amends, the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the largest voluntary organisation of Doctors of Modern Scientific Medicine today announced certain self-regulation procedures for hospitals and doctors. A […]
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