shailender started the topic Why do Patients Use Self-Prescribed OTC Products for Skin Conditions? in the forum Health and Medicine 10 hours, 16 minutes ago
Patients usually visit doctors for skin conditions after using OTC topical preparations. In a study conducted on Indian housewives, it was found that after analgesics and antacids, topical agents ranked third among the most commonly utilized drugs for self-medication.
Analysing the prescribed and unprescribed (self/OTC) use of topical…[Read more]
shailender started the topic Usage Of Vial And Syringe Vs. Prefilled Insulin Pen in the forum Health and Medicine 10 hours, 18 minutes ago
Effective treatment of diabetes utilizes long-term and continuous adherence to insulin therapy, there is a need to consider patient’s preference for the type of insulin therapy. The most common route for insulin administration is through vials and syringes but is associated with injection pain, dependency for injection delivery, needle phobia, e…[Read more]
shailender started the topic Doctors' Perception On E-Cigarettes And It's Banning in the forum Health and Medicine 10 hours, 22 minutes ago
According to the WHO, each year more than 8 million people die from tobacco use. Second-hand tobacco smoke contributes to heart disease, cancer, and other diseases, causing an additional 1.2 million deaths annually.
The popularity of E-cigarettes has grown worldwide and is marketed as a safer alternative to cigarettes. But, recently the Indian…[Read more]
Mondor’s disease is a rare condition that involving thrombophlebitis of the superficial veins of the breast and anterior chest wall. It sometimes occurs in the arm or penis. In the axilla, this condition is known as axillary web syndrome. The name was based on the French surgeon Henri Mondor’s description in 1939.
The course is considered b…[Read more]
Arthritis- a condition characterized by swelling, pain, and stiffness of the joints. This condition affects people of all age groups, genders, and ethnic backgrounds.
There are 2 different types of arthritis, viz. osteoarthritis (which develops with overuse of joints) and rheumatoid arthritis (immune system attacks the joints).
Fortunately, many…[Read more]
Salbutamol (also known as albuterol) is a short-acting, selective beta2-adrenergic receptor agonist used in the treatment of respiratory conditions like asthma and COPD. It is 29 times more selective for beta2 receptors than beta1 receptors giving it higher specificity for pulmonary beta receptors versus beta1-adrenergic receptors located in the…[Read more]
shailender started the topic Recurrent Syncope, A Rare Presentation Of Gitelman's Syndrome in the forum Health and Medicine 1 week, 4 days ago
Here is a rare case of a 59-year old male who presented with a history of recurrent syncope and later diagnosed with Gitelman’s syndrome. The case is reported in the Journal of Physicians of India (JAPI).
About Gitelman syndrome
Gitelman syndrome, also known as familial hypokalemia-hypomagnesemia, is a rare genetic disorder. A specific defect i…[Read more]
A BOLD study reveals that Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is misdiagnosed in about 62% of the cases. The study emphasizes the need for better identification of patients with COPD and not overdiagnosing it.
Performing spirometry before and after bronchodilator administration is essential for making a diagnosis.
The Burden of…[Read more]
shailender started the topic uava: A Traditional Remedy For A Number Of Ailments in the forum Health and Medicine 1 week, 4 days ago
Guavas are incredibly delicious fruits packed with nutrients. The Latin name for the common guava tree is Psidium guajava.
Guavas are tropical fruits with yellowish-green skin; they are low in calories, loaded with fiber, and an excellent addition to a healthy diet. Guava leaf extracts are taken as dietary supplements.
Guava fruit and leaf…[Read more]
Did you ever feel tingling or numbness in your arms? Did it get worse with time? If yes, you may have to consult a doctor immediately because you may have carpal tunnel syndrome.
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
CTS may happen when a nerve in your wrist is pinched. It occurs due to pressure on the median nerve- which runs through the length of…[Read more]
Physical activity doesn’t have to be vigorous or done for long periods to improve overall health. A simple walk for a few minutes can do wonders for the body. It’s a known fact that walking is beneficial for health. But how many of us are following this health tip regularly? Let’s understand a few amazing health benefits of walking.
Dates are sweet fruits of date palm tree Phoenix dactylifera. Date palm trees are usually cultivated all over the world, but especially across tropical regions.
The huge health benefits associated with dates have made them one of the best ingredients. Here are a few health benefits of dates:
1. Very Nutritious
Dates are a rich source of several…[Read more]
shailender started the topic Did You Know This Was Used As An Enema Once Upon A Time! in the forum Health and Medicine 3 weeks, 2 days ago
As soon as the tobacco was introduced from America to Europe, smoking started to be actively applied as medicine of various diseases.
Since its introduction from the New World by Sir Walter Raleigh (1552–1618), tobacco has had a place in the pharmacopeia for its warming and stimulating properties.
Inhaling the tobacco smoke was not the only w…[Read more]
shailender started the topic Most Common Cause of Down's Syndrome: Chromosomal Abnormalities in the forum Health and Medicine 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Down’s syndrome is a chromosomal abnormality in which people are born with an extra chromosome leading to a range of issues affecting them both mentally and physically.
Down syndrome is a lifelong condition which can’t be cured. Getting the right care early on can make a big difference in helping these people live a full and meaningful…[Read more]
shailender started the topic Aspirin: Drug-Drug Interactions and Adverse Drug Reactions in the forum Health and Medicine 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Aspirin is used to relieve mild to moderate pain due to muscle aches, toothaches, common cold, and headaches. It is also used to reduce fever and to reduce pain and swelling in conditions such as arthritis. A low dose of aspirin is usually prescribed to prevent blood clots which can reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack.
shailender started the topic Drug Update: New Drug Approvals for IBS, Hypoglycemia, EGPA in the forum Health and Medicine 3 weeks, 3 days ago
1. Ibsrela (tenapanor)
The USFDA approved Ibsrela (tenapanor), a 50 mg, twice daily oral pill for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) in adults.
Ibsrela is a minimally-absorbed small molecule that acts locally in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract to inhibit the sodium-hydrogen exchanger NHE3, resulting in an…[Read more]
Baboon syndrome is formally called as symmetrical drug-related intertriginous and flexural exanthema (SDRIFE). Baboon syndrome is called so because the rash on the patient’s buttocks resembles the red hindquarters of some monkeys.
According to the researchers, penicillin is a commonly prescribed medication for tonsillitis and other bacterial…[Read more]
shailender started the topic Determining Doctor's Perception On Diagnosis And Management Of Dengue in the forum Health and Medicine 3 weeks, 4 days ago
In India, there has been a decline in dengue cases and deaths (2017 to 2018) from 188401 to 89974 & 325 to 144 respectively. But dengue still remains one of the major causes of the outbreak in India. Early case identification and timely initiation of treatment for patients with severe dengue can reduce medical complications. The knowledge,…[Read more]
You might not think much about this bodily organ called ‘liver,’ but the liver is a key player in your digestive system. Everything you eat or drink, even the medicines pass through it. Hence, you should treat it in the right way so that it can stay healthy and perform its job. If you ignore, it’s gone.
What is so special about the liver…[Read more]
An Indian farmer lived his whole life with a bulging stomach. The villagers teased him that he looked nine months pregnant, without any idea that what they were telling might be true.
At the age of 36 years, the growing stomach made it difficult for him to breathe. He then immediately rushed for the surgery. Doctors assumed that a tumor was…[Read more]
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