Found 88 Articles for Symptoms & Diseases

High Blood Pressure Increases the Risk of Hospitalization or Death Due to COVID-19

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 11:38:51
One of the leading causes of death among the elderly is high blood pressure. This population is also at an increased risk of acquiring COVID and its more severe manifestations. So, it stands to reason that there is a statistical connection between the two illnesses. But does this imply that those with hypertension are more likely to get a severe case of COVID? Relatively lately, evidence has accumulated to prove the affirmative. It is recommended that people with hypertension take special precautions to avoid infection during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. If you have hypertension, you may be at a ... Read More

Are You Simply Sad or Do You Have Major Depressive Disorder?

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 11:35:25
When one's emotions are hurt, sadness is a normal response. Sadness comes in a spectrum of intensities. However, sadness is fleeting and passes with time, just as other feelings do. This is one way in which feeling sad is different from feeling depressed. Depressive disorder is a chronic mental condition. It causes difficulties in interpersonal, professional, and other spheres of life. Without proper care, depressive symptoms may linger for a very long period. Read on to find out how clinical depression is different from simple sorrow. What Is Sadness? Every human being periodically feels the sting of sadness. We ... Read More

Nurtec ODT is Now Approved to Help Prevent Episodic Migraine Too

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 11:29:17
The U.S. FDA initially authorized Nurtec ODT (rimegepant) in February 2020 to manage migraine in adults. Nurtec ODT is now the first migraine medicine approved for acute and preventive treatment, having received FDA approval to prevent episodic migraine. Rimegepant was proven to be an effective migraine preventative when taken every other day, resulting in fewer monthly migraine days than a placebo (an inactive pill). The FDA's approval of Nurtec ODT for both preventive and acute treatment of migraine has been one of the most groundbreaking advances. The availability of a single prescription that patients can use to cure and ... Read More

Is Medication Causing You Heartburn?

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 11:24:21
Home heartburn treatment usually works. Heartburn burns below your breastbone. The esophagus may be irritated by gastric acid. You may taste bitter. Heartburn may intensify after eating or lying down. If persistent heartburn affects your eating or swallowing, you may have a more serious medical issue. Signs of heartburn Several Diabetes and Digestive Institutes reports that the severity of heartburn symptoms might vary widely. The burning sensation in the chest and throat is the primary symptom of heartburn. How can one describe the discomfort of acid reflux? Swallowing problems; aggravated discomfort while laying down or bending over, bitter or ... Read More

Justin Bieber Reveals that he has facial paralysis caused by Ramsay Hunt syndrome

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 11:19:25
Pop sensation Justin Bieber announced his face is partially paralyzed by a viral illness called Ramsay Hunt syndrome, caused due to the same varicella-zoster virus which causes diseases like chicken pox and even shingles. He told viewers in a YouTube video that the infection had damaged the nerve in his ear and facial nerves and had caused his face to have paralysis. He also highlighted one of his eyes was not blinking, and he couldn't smile on one side of his face. Even his nostrils were not moving. For this, he canceled many of his pre-planned tours and events, ... Read More

How Ringworm Spreads and, how to Deal with it?

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 11:16:39
Contrary to its name, Ringworm is brought on by a fungus and appears as a ring. The term "ringworm" refers to the distinctive round form, which may have a reddish or scaly appearance. The medical term for Ringworm is tinea, followed by a word that describes where the rash appears, which affects different body parts. For example, tinea capitis refers to an infection of the scalp. In fact, depending on how the fungus was spread, a ringworm that develops in one person on one region of the body might go to another person and manifest itself on another body part. ... Read More

Is It Anxiety or heart disease? Sometimes It's Hard to Tell the Difference

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 11:11:31
Anxiety and panic episodes have specific symptoms with heart conditions like atrial fibrillation, which is why many people mistake them for what they are when they first experience them. Panic attacks and anxiety are adaptive responses designed to assist the body in avoiding or fleeing damage. As with atrial fibrillation, they rapidly raise your heart rate and the power of each beat. Anxiety can help you escape a bear if you encounter one while trekking. Indeed, this is a typical emotional reaction. In some cases, though, unusual reactions can cause worry in both the mind and the body. Anxiety ... Read More

Symptoms of Ectopic Pregnancy

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 11:08:16
A woman’s body undergoes many changes during pregnancy, and it requires several steps in a woman’s body. One step is the fertilized egg proceeds to the uterus to get attached. In an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg is not getting attached to the uterus. Instead of attaching it to the uterus, it gets attached to the fallopian tube, cervix, or abdominal cavity. It causes ectopic pregnancy and complications. If your pregnancy test is positive and you are pregnant, the fertilized egg can grow anywhere other than the uterus. We may see ectopic pregnancy in 1 among 50 pregnancy cases, ... Read More

What Is Marine Collagen and Should You Try It?

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 11:04:25
When you are in the pink of health, the age is on your side, you have plenty of collagen in your body, skin, muscle, and bones. You look beautiful. As you grow old, you get saggy skin due to the loss of collagen. Collagen is a protein in your body and the most abundant one. It is present in your bone, tendons, ligaments, organs, blood vessels, muscles, intestines, skin, tissues, and organs. Your body produces ample collagen since birth, but you lose it as you age, from the mid-20s. Poor diet, lack of exercise, pollution, and a sedentary lifestyle ... Read More

HPV Symptoms and Diagnosis

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 11:00:24
HPV is the acronym for human papillomavirus. Your genitals can get affected by over 30 strains of HPV. These involve harmless HPV forms like the ones that cause genital warts. HPV infection is common and does not cause problems. However, this group of common viruses can cause genital warts or cancer. Only some types and forms are at high risk as they lead to cancer. How do you get HPV? Many HPV types that affect the mouth, throat, or genital regions are easy to identify. Even if you have not taken part in penetrative sex, you still get HPV ... Read More