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Monday, November 20, 17, 10:48:14, 14 Hours In Health and Fitness

What is Cirrhosis? It is a consternation of several liver diseases typified by unusual functioning of the liver. The diseases thus tend to damage and eliminate liver  which results in inflammation.The cells which aren't eliminated proliferate so as to make up for the damaged cells.This culminates in clumps of freshly instituted liver cells through which scar tissue is then formed. Common Causes of Cirrhosis Alcohol Talking about the western world alcohol is among the usual causes of...

Monday, November 20, 17, 10:39:15, 14 Hours In Health and Fitness

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition in which a woman's hormones are out of balance causing irregular menstrual cycles and difficulty getting pregnant. Hormones are chemical messengers that trigger many different processes, including growth and energy production. PCOS also may cause unwanted changes in the patient's appearance. If left treated, over time it may lead to serious health problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. What is PCOS? Small cystic growths deve...

Friday, November 17, 17, 10:44:17, 4 Days In Health and Fitness

Hepatitis B is a fatal and life threatening liver infection caused by the hepatitis virus(HBV),which infects 300 million people worldwide. It is a contagious disease,whose severity ranges from mild illness to severe illness.Based on the severity of the illness, Hepatitis b ,can be classified into 'Acute Hepatitis b' virus infection,that occurs within first 6 months of the exposure to the virus       and 'Chronic hepatitis b' virus infection,which occurs,when the vir...

Wednesday, November 15, 17, 08:40:21, 6 Days In Health and Fitness

What is it that makes some couples yearn for the pitter patter of little feet, while others are not so keen on starting a family? It may be that career becomes a priority or a couple is constantly having to shift base and this type of relocation without supportive in-laws or help from other sources could be a deterrent. Whatever may be the reason here are a few contraceptive options: Abstinence Also called natural family planning, abstinence means avoiding sex when the woman is most fertile. T...

Wednesday, November 15, 17, 08:30:26, 6 Days In Health and Fitness

The functioning of our digestive system affects our body on the whole and has a great impact on our daily life. A digestive disorder in that case is to be treated properly or might have extreme consequences in the long run.Here, we have five of those digestive disorders pinned down which you must know:1.Chronic constipation The irregular, incomplete or infrequent passage of bowels denotes the fact that you are constipated. A matter of concern arises when a person’s bowel movements are les...

Tuesday, November 14, 17, 11:47:02, 7 Days In Health and Fitness

Skin cancer incidences are rising at a phenomenal rate owing to the depletion in the ozone layer during to global warming. A disease that pre-empts a serious concern, it is important that we know to it and nip the problem at the bud. The UV radiation from the sun is the predominant etiological factor followed by genetical factors and metastasis if cancer cells from a pre existing malignant condition elsewhere in the body. There are three main types of skin cancers- Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC), S...

Tuesday, November 14, 17, 11:29:28, 7 Days In Health and Fitness

Breast Cancer is among the most common cancers affecting women in India. It can either be benign(harmless) or a malignant type. Most commonly arising autonomously out of the cells of the breast, it can also be secondary to any other form of cancer or the vice versa both having their own unique manifestations. Time for getting alert? It's time to get alert if you see any of the following signs: Lump in the breast Abnormal change in the shape of the breast Dimpling of skin Abnormal Dischar...

Monday, November 13, 17, 09:04:37, 1 Week In Health and Fitness

Do Women Need To Be Worried About Fibroids? You may have been redirected here from my previous article where you were introduced to the dreaded Miss Fibroids. We don’t like her that much, do we? But hey, you wanted to know more on how to avoid her, and you’ve come to the right place! Read on to know the severity of your fibroids, what exactly causes it, and if you need to be worried.We’ve come to know that Fibroids are muscular tumours that grow in the wall of the uterus. More...

Monday, November 13, 17, 08:49:10, 1 Week In Health and Fitness

Think about the term Uterine Fibroids. Sounds like a really scary disease or some sort of tumor growth, doesn’t it? Well, you’re partially correct. It is a type of tumor, specifically the most frequently seen tumor of the female reproductive system. “Well if it’s a tumor you say, then I should be worried?”With the negative connotation associated with the word “tumor”, the most common reaction I get is all my aunties gasping in fear and telling me to rus...

Saturday, November 11, 17, 08:29:01, 1 Week In Health and Fitness

With one of my close friends losing their battle to alcoholic liver cirrhosis, I realized just how important, yet overlooked liver as an organ is, in our body. We, as human beings make sure to keep up with our exterior looks, worry about maintaining our figure and keep...

Saturday, November 11, 17, 08:22:28, 1 Week In Health and Fitness

Your doctor may find that you have uterine fibroids when you see her or him for a regular pelvic exam to check your uterus, ovaries, and vagina. The doctor can feel the fibroid with her or his fingers during an ordinary pelvic exam, as a (usually painless) lump or mass on the uterus. Although most people aren’t comfortable getting this done, it is highly advised to get regular pelvic examinations to be safe. After all, it is better to reassure your health than restrict it. The doctor...

Friday, November 10, 17, 09:02:38, 2 Weeks In Health and Fitness

Type 2 diabetes mellitus(T2DM) is the most common form of diabetes. It accounts for approximately 95 percent of all cases. Obesity is directly associated with increased rates of obesity worldwide. T2DM leads to health problems like cardiovascular disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, amputations, impotency, cognitive decline and mortality risk from certain forms of cancer. Premature death is increased by 80 percent and life expectancy is reduced by 12 to 14 years from T2DM.Every 10 seconds...

Thursday, November 9, 17, 13:09:45, 2 Weeks In Health and Fitness

What is Coronary Angioplasty? Is it performed only for the heart? Coronary Angioplasty is a non surgical procedure that is aimed at widening the clogged arteries. This medical procedure is done for many other arteries too but as the name suggest, “coronary” angioplasty is done specifically for the arteries that form crown like structure around the other arteries. When do you need to get the angioplasty done? Narrowing of blood vessels is one of the most common causes of heart ailm...

Monday, November 6, 17, 08:51:27, 2 Weeks In Health and Fitness

Overview ACL reconstruction is a surgical procedure to replace a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) — one of the major ligaments in the knee. ACL injuries most commonly occur during sudden stops and changes in direction — such as while playing sports like basketball, s...

Friday, November 3, 17, 11:54:13, 3 Weeks In Health and Fitness

Osteoporosis, as the name suggests, is a medical condition in which the bones get porous and fragile. As a result, you become more prone to fractures, which are hard to repair. The worse part of the story is that there are no visible symptoms of osteoporosis and yo...

Friday, November 3, 17, 07:27:50, 3 Weeks In Health and Fitness

Arthritis isn’t a single disease like typhoid! It is an umbrella term for a group of diseases that cause inflammation of joints. There are hundreds of arthritis with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis being the most common ones.  Here are how they are caused and the&n...

Thursday, November 2, 17, 08:23:43, 3 Weeks In Health and Fitness

Bones are in a constant state of renewal; new bone is made and old bone is broken down. Osteoporosis occurs when the rate of creation of new bone tissue is slower than the rate of its removal. It is a disorder of the skeletal system wherein the bones become&nb...

Tuesday, October 31, 17, 09:11:01, 3 Weeks In Health and Fitness

A total knee replacement is a surgical procedure whereby the diseased knee joint is replaced with artificial components.  What happens in a Total Knee Replacement surgery? The knee is a hinge joint (works like the hinge of a door). The thighbone abuts the large bone of the...

Friday, October 27, 17, 08:09:08, 4 Weeks In Health and Fitness

Urinary bladder infection: symptoms, causes and treatments A urinary bladder infection is a type of urinary tract infection (UTI), caused within the bladder due to a bacterial infection. An infection in the bladder leads to inflammation in the bladder which is also known as cystitis....

Friday, October 27, 17, 08:03:38, 4 Weeks In Health and Fitness

Urinary tract infection: what precautions can women take? A urinary tract infection ( UTI ) is an infection that can occur in any part of the urinary system, namely, the kidneys, ureters, bladder and the urethra. A UTI can occur in both men and women; however women are...

Thursday, October 26, 17, 10:56:57, 4 Weeks In Health and Fitness

Knee joint is one of the strongest and most essential of all the joints not only because it allows you to walk and run and jump all around but also because it functions as a hinge between the upper and the lower leg bone.  Injuries and medical conditions ...

Thursday, October 26, 17, 10:49:41, 4 Weeks In Health and Fitness

Exercising is a healthy lifestyle, but sometimes one can get injured in the very activity of playing sports or exercising. Accidents, poor training practices, or improper gear can result in them. Some people also get hurt because they are not in shape or are overweight. Addi...

Wednesday, October 25, 17, 15:54:07, 4 Weeks In Health and Fitness

When 10 year old Kim was learning about blood and the circulatory system, she was unaware of the technological marvels that help save lives, where blood, stem cells or bone marrow can be taken from a healthy donor and inserted to someone whose cells are fighting deadly&...

Tuesday, October 24, 17, 09:48:10, 4 Weeks In Health and Fitness

Out of the hundred liver diseases that could affect children, each with its own array of complications, there are certain indicators that parents can watch out for and consult their pediatric liver specialist without delay. Commonly known symptoms are:  Pale stools  Passing of blo...

Friday, October 20, 17, 10:19:34, 1 Month In Health and Fitness

Would you give your liver like you would readily donate your old clothes, books or generously part with food? Certainly not! (Even if the best hepatologist in Mumbai would reassure you!) It’s not something you can buy and just discard or sell on a whim. But you&nb...

Friday, October 20, 17, 10:11:51, 1 Month In Health and Fitness

Blood cancer is the type of cancer that affects the blood cells producing tissues including bone marrow and the lymphatic system. It initiates in the soft tissue of the bone called the bone marrow. Since bone marrow is responsible for producing red blood cells, white blood&n...

Tuesday, October 17, 17, 12:59:18, 1 Month In Health and Fitness

Cancer is a group of diseases in which abnormal cell growth takes place with the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Not all tumors are cancerous, though. Benign tumors stay confined and do not spread to other parts of the body. Signs and s...

Tuesday, October 17, 17, 12:18:35, 1 Month In Health and Fitness

What Is a Hysterectomy? The uterus or the womb is where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. The uterine lining is the source of menstrual blood. A hysterectomy is a surgery to remove a woman’s uterus. The surgery can be used to treat a number of chronic&n...

Tuesday, October 10, 17, 10:13:42, 1 Month In Health and Fitness

What is a Lap Band Surgery? Obesity has become a growing concern over the past decade. Medically, obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of over 30 kg/m2. Surgical options are becoming a popular alternative to exercise and dieting for weight loss. One of ...

Tuesday, October 10, 17, 10:11:11, 1 Month In Health and Fitness

What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery? Gastric Sleeve surgery or sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 15% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvature. The result is&nb...

Wednesday, October 4, 17, 09:36:56, 2 Months In Health and Fitness

What is Gastric Bypass Surgery? Gastric bypass is surgery that helps the patient lose weight by changing how the stomach and small intestine handle the food they eat. It is a surgical procedure in which the stomach is divided into a small upper pouch and a much larger&...

Wednesday, October 4, 17, 09:29:02, 2 Months In Health and Fitness

What is Bariatic Surgery? Bariatic Surgery or weight loss surgery includes a variety of procedures performed on people suffering from obesity. The size of the stomach is reduced through one of the following techniques:  With a gastric band (tying a band around the stomach to ...

Tuesday, October 3, 17, 13:43:52, 2 Months In Health and Fitness

What is Uterine Fibroids? The condition when there is growth of benign muscle tumors in the form of lumps on the Uterus is known as Uterine Fibroids. Doctors believe that uterine fibroids develop from the proliferation of a stem cell in the smooth muscular tissue of the&nbs...

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Masuma Linjavi
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Completed schooling from Convent Girl's High School, then done with Graduation from Mumbai University. Working currently with Login To Health, digital partner's with hospitals like Jaslok, Wockhardt, Seven Hills, Surya, SL Raheja, Fortis Etc.

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