Pune: Doctors save pregnant lady with rare syndrome

A 22-year-old lady, who was third time pregnant, started getting seizures and lost her consciousness while she was delivering twins in Pune’s hospital. For three days, she was in comatose stage and gained her consciousness, only when the doctor treated her for a rare syndrome. According to doctors, a targeted treatment to control her Blood Pressure (BP), to improve her platelet count and to slow down the breaking down of Red Blood Cells, helped her to get back on track

Pune: Doctors save pregnant lady with rare syndromeEarlier this month, a rare case of HELLP syndrome, (H- hemolysis ( breakdown of red blood cells), EL- elevated liver enzymes (liver function), LP- low platelets counts (platelets help the blood clot) along with PRES (Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome) was diagnosed at Ruby Hall clinic. These are life threatening conditions during pregnancy, with the occurrence […]

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 […]

Meet a ‘mother’ who adopted 540 diabetic children

The parents of children, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, often get worried. As, diabetes is a chronic condition associated with abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Absence or insufficient production of insulin, or an inability of the body to properly use insulin causes diabetes. Whereas, treatment cost is another factor, which also bothers the family

Meet a ‘mother’ who adopted 540 diabetic childrenDiabetic patients have to take insulin thrice-a-day. It costs Rs 4,000 per month. Many people do not take treatment due to poor financial condition. Due to which, Dr Archana Sarda, diabetologist has adopted 540 children, who suffer from type 1 diabetes, by sponsoring their treatment. These children belong to farmer’s family. Their parents cannot afford […]

Did you know? Diabetes can affect your oral health

Diabetes is a disease in which the body's ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired which elevates the level of glucose in blood. People who have diabetes know that this disease can lead to impairment of the eyes, nerves, kidneys and heart. What they don't know is that diabetes can also hamper their oral health

Did you know? Diabetes can affect your oral healthThey say, ‘Every human being is the author of their own life.’ Your lifestyle and your habits contribute a lot towards living a healthy life. A busy lifestyle, long working hours can have a negative impact on your health and it can even affect your immunity. A poor immune system can lead to diabetes as […]

‘Makeover’ gives Mumbaikar a reason to smile

After meeting with a road accident in 2015, a 23-year-old had to undergo a smile makeover. His pearly whites and perfect smile is a result of a well-planned and executed 3D mock-up that lets you see the treatment in a clay model

‘Makeover’ gives Mumbaikar a reason to smileMedicine is a field that is constantly upgrading itself to keep up with the new innovations in the world. Keeping with the pace, one of the commonly used techniques in the fraternity is the three-dimensional (3D) printing model for the purpose of achieving greater accuracy.  Let’s take an example of a 23-year-old Rajesh Kadam (name […]

Don’t neglect your first born, warn experts

Parents love their children equally. But do the parents take care of all children equally? But, if the first child is neglected due to the second one, it can affect him

Don’t neglect your first born, warn expertsThis issue was highlighted after a 25-year-old girl, who was in Mumbai for her education. Mithila D’Souza (25) (name changed) was brought up in Singapore. She had to shoulder her younger sisters’ responsibility since the age of 9. As her parents were busy, Mithila had to play the role of their mother. The tender age at […]

Genital rash: Causes and treatment

There are many possible causes for a genital rash, ranging from infections that are treatable to a sexually transmitted disease, allergies, and autoimmune disorders

Genital rash: Causes and treatmentA genital rash is a skin symptom that can be caused by a number of health problems and can occur on any part of the male or female genital area. Rashes are normally reddish in color, may be painful or itchy, and may include bumps or sores. If you experience any skin rash that you […]

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 […]

Dial 104: To lodge a complaint against absent doctors

In rural areas, many times, doctors are absent on duty in primary health centres, and sub-district hospitals. If there is an emergency, the patients suffer a lot due to the lack of timely treatment. Due to which, 104, a toll-free number has been started by the state health department. If the medical officer is not present on duty, the relatives of the patient can lodge complaints on the number 104 of Health Advice Contact Centre

Dial 104: To lodge a complaint against absent doctorsThe number will be helpful to ease the agony of the patient. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister, said, “If the medical officer is not present, the patient’s relatives should report it on the toll-free number 104. Through the centre, the concerned medical officers will be contacted and will be informed to be present […]
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