Found 86 Articles for Medical Research & Studies

What are chromosomes? What role they play in human beings?

Shanmukh Pasumarthy
Updated on 26-Jun-2020 06:57:19
The chromosomes are carriers of the genetic elements of the organism in the form of DNA. Chromosomes possess all the data that aids for cell development, survival, and reproduction. DNA portions with particular patterns are known as genes. The nucleus of the cell contains the chromosomes. In prokaryotic life forms, the DNA is absent in the nucleus; the DNA is present in the cytoplasm in a region called as the nucleoid.The chromosomes vary between various life forms. Eukaryotic cells have an extensive number of direct chromosomes and cells of prokaryotes have little and round shaped DNA. More than one type ... Read More

What is the function of nervous system?

Shanmukh Pasumarthy
Updated on 04-May-2022 08:56:19
The highly complex and organized organ system in humans is the nervous system. It comprises of the spinal cord, sensory organs, brain and the nerves connecting all these with each and every part of the body. Together, these organs are in charge of control of the body and communication within various organs.The mind and spinal cord constitute the control center known as the Central Nervous System (CNS), where data is assessed and decisions are made. The sensory organs and nerves of the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) check conditions inside and outside of the body and send this data to the ... Read More

Why some parts of a human body gets swelling and how can it be cured?

Shanmukh Pasumarthy
Updated on 26-Jun-2020 09:49:38
The typical response of the body to injury is known as swelling. Once in a while, the inflammatory reaction is high and can really start to cause more harm than good. Generally, swelling is any anomalous expansion of a body part.This can be because of any fluid - including blood - bone deformity, muscle etc. Edema implies liquid or swelling that has amassed in the tissue outside of your joint. This also includes swelling in your calf or thigh.In the event that the swelling happens within the initial 2 hours of the injury, it is most likely connected with hemarthrosis, ... Read More

What are the problems created due to excess calcium?

Shanmukh Pasumarthy
Updated on 26-Jun-2020 10:30:33
Calcium is a mineral and is one of the elements found in the human body. The major source of calcium is dairy products such as milk, leafy green vegetables, fish with soft bones.The calcium levels in our body range from 9 to 11 mg/dl. Any variations in these levels cause many unwanted health problems. The condition in which there is an increase in calcium levels is called hypercalcemia. A slight increase in calcium levels does not cause much harm and can be brought back to normal levels with proper treatment.The situation of excess calcium is caused in the blood due ... Read More

Why are women more prone to Calcium Deficiency?

Shanmukh Pasumarthy
Updated on 26-Jun-2020 10:31:32
Calcium is a chemical element present in our body which is required for normal functioning of life. It is essential for all ages from children to senile. It is important, especially for women because they are more and easily prone to bone disorders. Calcium plays an important role in bone metabolism since it accounts for 70% of the total bone weight. So, any changes in its level cause bone disorders. The major source of calcium is dairy products such as milk, leafy, green vegetables and fish with soft bones.Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA)The recommended dietary allowance for Adults is around 1000 ... Read More

What causes low calcium levels in the body?

Shanmukh Pasumarthy
Updated on 29-Apr-2022 11:04:09
Calcium is an essential element which is required for the normal functioning of life. Our body requires calcium in an ideal amount. Total calcium in our body is about 1 - 1.5 Kg. Normal blood calcium levels differ from 9 to 11 mg/dl. Hypocalcemia is a condition in which there is a reduction in calcium levels.When serum calcium level is less than 8.8 mg/dl, then it is called as the Hypocalcemic condition. A slight reduction in calcium levels does not make any damage to an individual and can be easily brought back to normal. But if there is a serious ... Read More

How is a Steroid harmful to your health?

siddhartha kotamraju
Updated on 26-Jun-2020 13:37:05
What are steroids?Steroids are the naturally occurring chemicals in the human body. Steroids decrease inflammation, suppress the body's immune system, block DNA from being made. Steroid medicines are man-made which are similar to those present in the body.Types of steroidsAnabolicCorticosteroidsThe corticosteroids are the steroids prescribed by a doctor for chronic bronchitis and such inflammatory diseases. Whereas the anabolic steroids are proven to be more harmful.The Anabolic steroids are actually the synthetic substitute for the male hormones (commonly known as testosterone).How Do Anabolic Steroids Work?Anabolic steroids help in stimulating the muscle tissue to GROW at a faster pace in response to ... Read More

What are the best alternative cancer treatments?

siddhartha kotamraju
Updated on 26-Jun-2020 16:11:59
The uncontrollable multiplication of bad cells in the body which leads to the damaging of tissues is known as Cancer. As they keep on multiplying, the number of unwanted cells increases in the body and they spread all over the body creating a huge problem in the system sometimes causing a fatality.Scientists have been working on the cure for cancer for many decades and recently found new methods to treat cancer in the early stages.Chemotherapy is one of the most successful treatments for cancer as of now. But there are many types of natural and alternative cures for cancer which ... Read More

What are the symptoms and causes of neurological disorders?

siddhartha kotamraju
Updated on 26-Jun-2020 16:15:39
Nervous is made of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves in the body. They all work together coordinating with each other and control the entire workings of the body. When there is some disorder in any part of your nervous system, you can have trouble moving, speaking, swallowing, breathing, or learning which is called Neurological diseases.Neurological diseases may affect your memory, senses, and mood also. The different types of neurological diseases that are common are −Alzheimer's Disease.Multiple sclerosis.Migraines.Parkinson's Disease.Epilepsy.The W.H.O's reports claim that 24 million people suffer from Alzheimer's disease and 326 million people experience migraines around the world.The causes ... Read More

What are the natural ways to improve Calcium levels in the body?

siddhartha kotamraju
Updated on 26-Jun-2020 16:16:54
Calcium is an essential mineral that helps in strengthening bones. If there is a lack or not enough levels of calcium in the body, then it takes the required mineral from the bones leaving them weak and brittle. Lower calcium levels in the body can lead to rickets or osteoporosis.The recommended dietary supplement of calcium for an adult under 50 is 1000 mg per day and above 50 years of age is 1200 mg per day. In post-menopausal women, the calcium required is 1500 mg per day.There are many medical supplements for calcium in the market, in the form of ... Read More