TUBERCULOSIS

Tuberculosis is caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It can affect parts of the body like lungs, kidney, Spine, and brain. However, the bacteria usually attack lungs.   There are two types of TB – Latent TB infection and TB disease. In...

CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME

Chronic fatigue syndrome (also called myalgic encephalomyelitis) is a serious condition that affects body it is characterized by sleep at abnormalities, fatigue, pain and other symptoms that worsen by exertion.   People with CFS get overwhelming fatigue that does...

HEART DISEASE

Coronary artery disease Coronary artery disease occurs due to a buildup of plaque (deposits of cholesterol and other substances) in the walls of arteries that supply blood to the heart. The inside of arteries becomes narrow over a period of time resulting in partial...

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND CONCUSSION

Traumatic brain injury is caused by a bump, jolt, blow or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal functioning of the brain. Not all jolts and blows result in a traumatic brain injury. TBI is a serious health problem and is the cause for a number of deaths...

CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE

Kidneys filter our body blood every 30 minutes. Wastes, toxins & excess fluid are removed in the filtration process. In chronic kidney disease, the kidneys get damaged and blood filtration does not happen the way it should. Unfiltered waste and toxins that remain...

MENINGITIS

Meningitis is a condition in which there is inflammation of the fluid and membranes brain and spinal cord. A common type of meningitis is an infection which may be caused by different terms like viruses’ bacteria and parasites. Symptoms of meningitis Meningitis is...

FOOD ALLERGY

Food allergy affects around 15 Million Americans as on date. It is a serious and life-threatening medical condition which is more prevalent in children. Causes of food allergy Food allergy is a result of your immune system overreacting to a harmless food protein...

ARTHRITIS

Arthritis is a common term used to refer a number of joint diseases. These diseases affect 53 million adults and $300,000 children in the US alone. Symptoms of arthritis Arthritis is a very common disease and can happen to people of any age or even children. There are...

SKIN CANCER

Skin cancer is abnormal growth of skin cells that generally develops on areas of skin exposed to sun rays. Skin cancer is of many types: Actinic keratosis: Actinic keratosis is dry and scaly patches or spots. Actinic keratosis often leads to skin cancer. These spots...

MAY 2018 – MENTAL HEALTH MONTH

May is the mental health month 2018. In general discussions about health, the focus is on physical aspects of health like heart, liver, brain, lungs etc. This month of May we will focus on the mental health as it is important for the well-being of an individual....