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Alport Syndrome – How To Treat It?

By The Bangalore Hospital, Multi Speciality Alport Syndrome is a genetic disease which affects your kidneys, eyes and the ears. However, the condition is primarily a progressive kidney disorder characterized by inflammation of the glomerulus; the blood vessels of the nephron (the structural and functional unit of the kidneys). Hence, the…

Sunscreen – Know Misconceptions About It!

By Dr. Himanshu Singhal, Dermatology Repetitive sun exposure without any protection on your skin can cause tanning, sunburn and wrinkles. It also increases your risk of developing skin cancer. Most of the times, you are not too sure about the type of sunscreen suitable for your skin. You may also have doubts…

FAQ Related To Crown Filling – Questions To Be Asked From Dentist!

By Dr. Priyanka Basu, Dentistry A dental crown is a kind of dental restoration cap which is moulded into a shape of a tooth. The crown, when put in the appropriate place covers the part of the tooth above and below the gumline. When approximately 50% of the tooth is damaged due…

Cholesterol – 10 Food Items That Lower it!

By Dr. Ritu Singh, Dietitian/Nutritionist Food plays a vital role in lowering cholesterol apart from timely medication. Here is a list of 10 foods that contribute to a great extent in lowering the cholesterol level: Oats: Changing the morning meal is the first action you should take. Oatmeal can bring down the…

Tips To Cater Skin During Winters!

By Dr. Rohan Anand, Dermatology Your skin needs special care in winters. The cold air that hits your skin can dry it out and leave it feeling rough. This increases your skin vulnerability to fine lines, dullness, itchiness and redness. However, following a simple winter care routine can keep your skin moisturised and…

Symptoms & Self Help Tips For Depression!

By Dr. Rahul Chandhok, Psychiatry Feeling tired all the time? Do you feel that you can’t focus on things anymore? Have you lost interest in things and people you once loved spending time with? Does your temper fly off the hook at the drop of a hat? If it is a ‘yes’…

Homeopathy To Aid Weight Loss!

By Dr. Nidhi Pandya, Homeopathy Being overweight may lead to a number of health complications, such as increasing your chances of heart disorders and diabetes. It is recommended to reevaluate your diet to see what foods are contributing to your weight gain. There are various homeopathic remedies that aid in weight loss,…

Sports Injuries & Arthroscopic Surgeries To Treat It!

By Dr. Sunil Kumar Dash, Orthopaedics When it comes to contact sports like football or basketball, orthopedic injuries are unavoidable. Given the high risk of falling and accidents and wear and tear of muscles, injuries like stress fractures, torn ligaments, ACL tears and chronic pain are common complaints a sports doctor comes across. Not all orthopedic…

Understanding Basic Endoscopy!

By Dr. Tarun Bharadwaj, Gastroenterology Endoscopy is a common term which includes Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy. “Endoscope” is a flexible tube with light and camera at the end of the tube, by which the doctor can see inside the patient’s body. Upper GI endoscopy is called gastroscopy and helps gastroenterologists to see food…

Gallbladder Surgery – Know More About It!

By Dr. Ravichandra Matcha, General Surgery Your gallbladder plays a very important role in your digestive health. It collects and stores a liquid called bile, which helps your body to digest food. You might need to have your gallbladder removed if it becomes diseased or damaged, or if you have gallstones (made from the…