genetic disorder

Albinism Myths Busted – Know The Facts!

By Dr Sachin Yeole , Dermatology Albinism is a fairly well known condition that affects people of all races across the world. Albinism causes the affected person to either develop a lack of or a complete loss of pigmentation within their bodies. It’s not just the skin that is affected,…

Alport Syndrome – Know All About It!

By Dr. Ravinder, Nephrology 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 disease is…

5 Causes Of Bipolar Disorder

By Dr. Kalrav Mistry, Psychiatry Bipolar disorder is a mental illness marked by extreme shifts in mood ranging from a manic to a depressive state. Bipolar disorder is also called bipolar disease or manic depression. Bipolar disorder is very serious and can cause risky behaviour, even suicidal tendencies, and can be…

Freckles – Causes And Treatments

By Dr. Nitin Jain, Dermatology Freckles are flat, circular small discolored spots of melanin on the skin of people with fair complexion. They are mostly seen on the face but can develop on any part of the skin when it is exposed to the sun. There is no health risk associated…

Thalassemia: Blood Test Can Save Gen Next

Knowing Thalassemia When it comes to haemoglobin in blood, anemia is something people are commonly aware of. What many people, however, do not know is that this anemia could either be due to iron-deficiency or thalassemia. While anemia due to iron-deficiency can be controlled with proper medication and diet rich in…