Diabetes
Meenu Agarwal

Diabetes a Frighteningly Familiar Ailment

With over 67 million of the population of India alone being diagnosed with diabetes and around 66% Indian children having abnormal blood sugar levels, does Diabetes mellitus or Madhumeham, as called in India, like the common cold, now need to be christened the common diabetes? As far as this country is concerned, it is fast becoming the next big epidemic of our times.

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Gallstones
Meenu Agarwal

Gallstones

Gallstones are small stones, usually made of cholesterol, that form in the gallbladder. In most cases they don’t cause any symptoms and don’t need to be treated.

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Pregnancy
Meenu Agarwal

Post-Pregnancy Weight loss Look Before You Leap

As much joy as a baby brings into your life, there’s just that wee bit gloom that you experience following childbirth. The kilos have piled up all through your pregnancy and now you have to struggle to fit back into your old clothes.

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lactose intolerance
Lactose Intolerance
Meenu Agarwal

Lactose Intolerance 

Lactose intolerance relates to insufficiency of the disaccharidase enzyme ‘lactase’ which is found in the greatest quantity in the outer membrane of the mucosal cell of the jejunum.

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Pancreatitis
Meenu Agarwal

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is a disease in which the pancreas becomes inflamed. Pancreatic damage happens when the digestive enzymes are activated before they are released into the small intestine and begin attacking the pancreas.

There are two forms of pancreatitis – Acute and Chronic.

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Ulcerative colitis
Meenu Agarwal

Ulcerative Colitis: Ulcer of the Colon

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, called inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis most often begins gradually and can become worse over time.

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Cardiovascular Diseases
Meenu Agarwal

Hypercholesterolaemia (Elevated Cholesterol levels)

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally in all parts of the body. Your body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if you have too much in your blood, it can combine with other substances in the blood and stick to the walls of your arteries. This is called plaque. Plaque can narrow your arteries or even block them. Increased cholesterol in blood is called hypercholesterolaemia.

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Gout
Meenu Agarwal

Gout or Gouty Arthritis : On an alarming rise

Gouty arthritis might not be an ailment that has been talked about as much as say, Diabetes, Obesity or Cancers, but it has been something man has been living with since ages. From King Louis XIV of France to Queen Anne of England to Sir Robert Walpole, Britain’s first Prime Minister—victims of gout were as commonplace then as it is now.

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Eating Disorders
Meenu Agarwal

The Eating Disorders

The common types of eating disorders, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder are real, treatable medical illnesses, and are not to be confused with “dieting”. They can be identified by serious disturbances in eating behavior and weight regulation, that can start with eating less or more amounts of food but the tendency can soon go out of control.

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Gluten allergy
Meenu Agarwal

Gluten Allergy or Gluten Intolerance

A gluten allergy is caused by gliadin, a glycoprotein that, along with glutenin (another protein), helps to form the gluten protein. Gluten is found in wheat and other related grains such as barley, oats, and rye. Gliadin is also one of the major allergens associated with wheat allergies and a trigger for celiac disease, a serious autoimmune disorder of the small intestine.

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