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Knee Replacement Procedure – Knowing The Steps Involved!

By Dr. Ankur Singhal, Orthopaedics Knee replacement is a procedure where the weight-carrying surfaces of knee joint are replaced surgically to ease the pain or any disability. People suffering from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis undergo knee replacement. All these conditions revolve around stiffness and painful knee. This surgery is usually performed on people aged over 50. Surgery Types:  Knee replacement…

Tummy Tuck – Know Types Of It!

By Dr. Santosh Bhatia, Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery Tummy tuck surgery, scientifically known as abdominoplasty, aims at removing excess fat or skin from around the abdomen, thereby flattening it, and improves the abdominal profile by tightening the weakened muscle around it. Though abdominoplasty is dissimilar to liposuction, you can still opt for a liposuction…

Does Sleep Disorder Cause Hypertension?

By Rlg Multi-speciality Hospital, Multi Speciality High blood pressure is a condition which occurs when the blood flowing through the vessels exerts pressure that is above normal. This causes the heart to pump harder and this may result in hardening of the arteries, also known as atherosclerosis. The specific cause of hypertension is not known,…

Personality Disorder – How To Diagnose It?

By Dr. Lakshmi Prasad Ravipati, Psychiatry Borderline Personality Disorder, often abbreviated as BPD is a psychological condition. People suffering from this condition generally do not have a clear identity, can harm themselves and have serious difficulties in maintaining relationships. This particular condition is usually characterised by the lack of ability to manage…

HIV vs AIDS – Understanding The Difference!

By Dr. Satyanarayana Meka, General Physician HIV is an infectious virus, on the other hand, AIDS is a medical condition caused by the HIV virus. One becomes infected with HIV virus without succumbing to AIDS and there are many people who survive for many years with HIV without getting affected with AIDS.…

Smoking – How It Affects Our Oral Health?

By Manavta Hospital, Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) It is needless to mention how bad smoking is for your health. Most people have already become quite aware of its harmful consequences, thanks to the repetitive disclaimers and government initiatives. However, many still do not know that apart from causing life-threatening diseases, smoking may also cause…

Spondylosis – How Can Ayurveda Treat It?

By Dr. Sonali Ravindra Kavathekar, Ayurveda Spondylosis is a disease of the bone which involves wear and tear of the discs. The latter is the cushion between the joints of the neck and the neck bone. While it is mostly observed in aged people, it is not too uncommon among the youth as…

Cholecystectomy – Know In-depth About It!

By Dr. Shantanu Tiwari, General Surgery Gall bladder is a small digestive structure that acts as a storage sac of bile and also as connecting sac of liver secretions with the duodenum. When stones are formed in this gallbladder or in its path towards the intestine it is called as gallstones. These…

Skin Rashes – Know Forms Of It!

By Dr. Nadia Zakir, Dermatology Skin rashes are different from other dermatological conditions although a lot of symptoms and remedies might overlap with other kinds of skin outgrowths. Rashes are either bacterial or viral infections, and may or may not spread to other parts of the body but are easily treatable. The…

Vitiligo – How Can It Be Treated?

By Dr. Navjot Singh Arora, Dermatology Vitiligo is a disease that causes the loss of skin shading and colour in patches. The degree and rate of colour loss from vitiligo cannot be determined. It can influence any part of the skin on your body. It might also influence one’s hair, inside of the…