Monthly Archive:: April 2016

Migraines – Much more than just severe headaches

A migraine headache is a pulsating pain that usually affects one or both sides of the head. This excruciating pain is made worse by physical activity and is accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to sounds, light, and/or odors. Migraines generally progress through four stages, comprising of prodrome, aura, attack and postdrome. However, one may …

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Osteoporosis and its prevention

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that results in decreased bone mass and density. It leads to weak, thin and fragile bones with increased susceptibility to fracture. Osteoporosis leads to a porous bone structure which is highly compressible. This results in frequent and multiple fractures even with slight stress. Osteoporosis is considered to be a silent …

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Rheumatoid Arthritis – An Autoimmune Disorder?

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disorder that is chronic in nature and which affects the small joints in the hands and feet. This disease affects the lining of joints resulting in painful swelling that can cause bone erosion along with joint deformity. This auto immune disorder occurs when the body’s immune system instead of attacking …

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Magnesium, the vital mineral

Magnesium, called the ‘master mineral’, plays a vital role in close to 600 reactions in the body. It plays an important role in maintaining the health of heart, brain and various muscles of the body. It also plays a critical role in maintaining memory and cognitive health. Magnesium is required  by every cell in the …

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What is a placebo effect?

A placebo is an inert substance, typically a tablet, capsule or other dose form that does not contain an active drug ingredient but results in a positive health outcome due to an anticipation that it will help the patient. A doctor’s way of interaction with the patients may also result in a positive response which …

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is an ailment that makes you so tired and fatigued that it inhibits you from performing regular tasks. The chief symptom of CFS is that it lasts for more than 6 months. Physical or mental activities worsen the symptoms, while rest also does not help improve the condition. Various treatments are …

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