structure of kidney in human body

The ‘epidemic’ of kidney failure has reached gigantic proportions in India

Kidney failure occurs due to a variety of reasons and can largely be grouped into two types – those that are completely reversible (acute) and those that are not (chronic). The chronic disease eventually progresses to end stage when the only treatment options are dialysis or kidney transplantation, the latter being the preferred option. Both […]

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A guide on how to speak to a diabetic

Diabetes is not about pills and doctors alone. Increased blood sugar causes a lot of heartaches in the family. Dealing with feelings, myths and behaviours are some of the greatest challenges. The medical treatment is very important, but the environment can have beneficial or harmful effects on the person. Thoughts, feelings and sensations in the […]

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‘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 […]

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30 is the new 40

With our fast paced and stressful life, our body is ageing faster than it should. The wear and tear is causing our bodies to breakdown quicker than what is expected. The result – 30 is the new 40. If you have turned 30 or likely to turn 30 years of age soon, keep an eye […]

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Effective screening is of utmost importance to diagnose cervical cancer

Early signs and symptoms of cervical cancer Irregular, intermenstrual (between periods) or abnormal vaginal bleeding after sexual intercourse back, leg or pelvic pain fatigue weight loss loss of appetite vaginal discomfort or odourous discharge single swollen leg. Blood spots or light bleeding between or following periods. Menstrual bleeding that is longer and heavier than usual. […]

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