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Obesity and Pregnancy – Few Facts We Must Share with You

Obesity is a recent epidemic. In the UK, one out of five antenatal women is obese. In the USA 60% adults are obese now. In this perspective, obesity is now considered as an important health problem.  Pregnancies are often complicated by obesity as obese gravid women develop pregnancy complications at a faster rate than the […]

Exercise in Pregnancy – Would You Opt for It?

It’s true that lots of physical and hormonal changes occur in pregnant women, which make them vulnerable to certain physical exercise. Weight gain of around 11 kg occurs in pregnancy. Increased levels of pregnancy hormones also make the joints lax and hyper mobile. Thus, straight way, indulging or continuing exercise in pregnancy appeared to be […]

Pregnancy over 35 – What to Expect When You Are Expecting

Will your advanced age create any challenge if you are planning for a pregnancy? Unfortunately advanced age is not only a challenge to your fertility status, but also your childbearing capacity. Advanced maternal age in this respect is defined as women aged over 35 years at the time of her delivery. The incidences of pregnancy […]

Thalassemia Major: Available Treatment Options

What is Thalassemia? Hemoglobin is an iron containing protein present inside the red blood cells that normally transports oxygen in blood and delivers it to all the organs in the body. Thalassemia is a genetic defect involving this hemoglobin protein. The inherited defect in the hemoglobin interferes with its oxygen carrying capacity, thereby depriving all […]

Do You Know What Causes Peptic Ulcer Disease?

Peptic Ulcer Disease refers to the formation of ulcers that is holes or breaks in the esophagus, stomach and intestine. Normally the innermost lining of the esophagus, stomach and intestines is formed by mucosa that acts as a barrier to protect these parts from the acid mediated damage. However in case of Peptic Ulcer Disease there is […]

Myasthenia Gravis – Cause, Symptoms and Complications

Myasthenia gravis is an immune-mediated disorder characterized by the muscle weakness. It can involve any group of muscles in the body and occurs due to disruption of the communication between nerves and muscle fibers. It is also known as Goldflam disease. How Myasthenia Gravis Is Caused? The voluntary muscles in our body help us perform […]

Hematuria: Common Causes of Blood in Urine

Hematuria is a medical term used to define presence of blood in the urine. Most of the time the source of blood in urine comes from is non-serious and benign; however it is always important to evaluate the exact cause as it can occur secondary to a number of serious disorders as well. Hematuria can […]

Thyroid Hormones – Understanding Graves Disease Complications

Graves disease is an auto-immune disease characterised by the overproduction of thyroid hormones. There are many other diseases involving thyroid gland as well as some rare conditions that don’t actually involve thyroid gland itself but still can cause excessive production of thyroid hormones however Graves disease is by far the regarded as the most common […]

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: How Bad It Can Get

Prostate gland enlargement is a problem commonly faced by the elderly males. It is found to cause profoundly troublesome symptoms related to urination however the important point to understand here is that benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a completely separate entity and it never progresses to prostate cancer. The epidemiologic data collected suggest that the risk […]