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What is an Analgesic?

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 16:32:54
Analgesics are medications to relieve pain and hence, are also known as painkillers. They either reduce inflammation at the site of pain or change the way our brain processes and perceives pain. Some types of analgesics are easily available over-the-counter, but stronger variants need a prescription. Strong analgesics may cause side effects and hence, should be taken in the right dosage as suggested by the healthcare provider. Analgesics are pain relievers but do not act like medications used for anaesthesia during surgery. Analgesics don't turn off your nerves or alter consciousness, but they relieve pain and inflammation. Generally, analgesics are ... Read More

How to Treat Strep Throat?

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 16:25:53
Strep throat is a bacterial infection that causes severe inflammation and a sore throat. It is caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria in our throats and tonsils. Normally, children aged between 5 and 15 can be affected by strep throat and others including adults who come in direct contact with the child can also get the infection. Strep throat can be cured completely within seven to ten days and rarely causes serious ailments like rheumatic fever. However, it is important to consult the doctor for a prompt diagnosis and treatment. In this article, let us understand the symptoms of strep ... Read More

How to Identify Rashes and Other Lupus Skin Symptoms?

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 16:23:26
Lupus is an autoimmune disease which causes a red and scaly rash on the skin. In this disease, the body's immune system attacks healthy tissues and organs and creates inflammation in the joints, kidneys, lungs, brain and heart. Lupus can also cause skin rashes because of exposure to sunlight. The ultraviolet radiation (UV) from the sunlight damages the cells in the skin and exposes antigens. This leads to an immune response in the skin and causes a skin rash. Antigens cause our immune system to produce antibodies to fight against them and this causes inflammation and leads to skin rashes. ... Read More

Depression Medication: Which One Is Right for You?

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 16:12:28
Depression is a mood disorder which is not the same for everyone. The causes and types of depression may vary from person to person and so does the treatment. For some people, psychotherapy, natural remedies or certain lifestyle changes may improve the symptoms of depression. However, some people may have to take medication under the guidance of a psychiatrist. Numerous antidepressants are available, but you need to know which one can be best suitable for you. In this article, let us understand the process of selecting a perfect antidepressant, the types of antidepressants and the risk factors associated with these ... Read More

10 Celebrities Living with Crohn’s Disease

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 15:56:41
As per recent research by the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), more than three million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with Crohn's disease and celebrities are not an exception to this chronic condition. Crohn’s disease is a chronic autoimmune disease which attacks your digestive tract and the small intestine; in particular. This leads to severe gastrointestinal health conditions like abdominal cramps, pain and diarrhoea. This disease is most common among teenagers and young adults, but others may develop this inflammatory disease as well. The most common symptoms of Crohn’s disease are weight loss, fatigue and ... Read More

Newly Approved Antipsychotic for Schizophrenia and Bipolar I Disorder Lessens Weight Gain, Studies Show

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 15:50:48
Those reluctant to take their medicine because of the weight gain often linked with most antipsychotics may find that Lybalvi (olanzapine and samidorphan) is a game changer. Lybalvi (olanzapine and samidorphan) is a once-daily atypical antipsychotic medication that the FDA has approved for treating people with schizophrenia and adults with bipolar I disorder. The combination of olanzapine and samidorphan is one of the most regularly used antipsychotic medications for treating schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder, and its producer, Alkermes, claims that it results in much less weight gain than standard Zyprexa (olanzapine). Because of doctors' reluctance to prescribe medicine and ... Read More

What is Body image and How It Affects Health and Well-Being?

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 15:49:52
In today's world, having a good body image has become increasingly important. That’s because we are constantly bombarded with unattainable beauty standards. Not all of us have a great sense of self-confidence and accept ourselves for who we are. Thus, many struggle to feel comfortable in their own skin. Body image is not only a reflection of our physical appearance but it also impacts our mental health and well-being. So, let's delve deeper into the topic and explore how psychologists define body image and its impact on our overall health! Definition ... Read More

10 high Antioxidant Foods that Prove Food is Medicine

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 15:47:26
Antioxidants may be found naturally in foods or manufactured by your body. They aid in protecting your cells from free radicals, which may cause damage if allowed to accumulate. There is oxidative stress when free radicals build up. This could cause harm to your DNA and other cellular components. The chance of developing severe conditions like diabetes, cancer, and heart disease may all rise when oxidative stress is present in the body for an extended period. The good news is that lowering oxidative stress and the risk of these illnesses may be achieved by increasing blood antioxidant ... Read More

Understanding Sinus Headache

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 15:45:04
The sinuses are cavities in the cheekbones, the forehead, and the bridge of the nose. Sinus pressure, which produces pain, is the cause of sinus headaches. A sinus infection, often known as sinusitis, frequently results in sinus headaches. Structural problems, such as nasal polyps, persistent inflammation, or allergies, may also bring them on. Sinus headaches can typically be treated at home, depending on the reason. Sinus Headache Symptoms The sinuses are lined by a thin membrane that resembles the nose. The membrane may swell up due to an infection or allergy, creating pressure and discomfort. In addition to creating ... Read More

Back Pain and Spinal Arthritis: All You Want to Know

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 15:30:13
Back pain could be frustrating to deal with. When it's caused by spinal arthritis, things can get even more challenging. According to recent studies, spinal arthritis is a widespread condition affecting millions worldwide. If you are also dealing with spinal arthritis, don't worry! This blog post will help you understand what spinal arthritis is and how it causes back pain. Additionally, we'll share some tips on managing your symptoms and restoring your mobility with ease. Keep reading for valuable insights into getting relief from back pain caused by spinal arthritis! ReasonsBehindSpinal Arthritis Acute back pain accounts for 70–80% of ... Read More
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