Found 86 Articles for Symptoms & Diseases

Gas and Gas Pain: Causes, Symptoms, Management and Prevention

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 20-Mar-2023 14:54:08
Experiencing gas and getting rid of it is quite common. It occurs because of the excess air swallowed in the stomach. Certain food habits or lifestyle changes can lead to gas. Gas pain occurs when gas accumulates in the intestines and puts pressure on the abdominal wall, causing discomfort and pain. The pain can be relieved by passing gas, using over-the-counter remedies, or engaging in physical activities to help move gas through the digestive tract. If gas pain is persistent or accompanied by other symptoms, such as bloating, diarrhea, or constipation, it is best to consult a doctor for further ... Read More

Yeast Infections in Men: What to Know

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 27-Feb-2023 11:35:42
Yeast is a type of fungus that belongs to the eukaryotic group of microorganisms. The microorganisms are known best for their use in the fermentation processes. Besides playing a major role in the fermentation process of food and beverages, and across industries, yeast have a great impact on human health too. And any overgrowth of these microbes in the human body may lead to infections. In this tutorial, we will focus on how yeast infection affects men and all that you need to know about it. Yeast Infections in Men Yeast causes severe infections of the skin, nails, intestine, ... Read More

Ketosis – Symptoms, Benefits, Risks, and More

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 27-Feb-2023 11:24:33
Ketosis is a condition in which the ketone levels of the body rise. These ketones are derived from fats. The body uses the ketones as a source of energy in replacement to glucose. The condition of ketosis develops when a person is following a very low-carb diet. Some studies show that ketosis can improve blood sugar levels and keep the body away from disorders such as seizures. However, the keto diet is not suitable for everyone. Doctors recommend ketosis for wight loss management, or for the treatment of chronic illnesses. The keto diet can produce side-effects because of the nutrient-deficiencies ... Read More

Flaxseed – Health Benefits and How to Eat

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 27-Feb-2023 11:19:58
Flaxseed is a protein and fiber-rich seed of flax crop. The shiny seeds give out a lovely aroma and carry high nutritional value. The climatic conditions and soil of Asia and Southern Europe are considered more favorable for the growth of flaxseeds. There are many types of flaxseeds and they differ in color, structure and benefits. It is not just found in a single form, there are multiple forms in which flaxseeds are sold in the market. Medicinal flaxseeds in the form of tablet and capsules. Flaxseeds are also used for the production of powders, oils, etc. ... Read More

Can Adults Get RSV?

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 27-Feb-2023 11:12:02
RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) is a common respiratory virus which infects most people especially during the early age. You can be infected by this virus multiple times in your life without even recognizing it. This is because without a lab test for confirming the diagnosis, it is generally lumped together with other respiratory problems having cold-like symptoms. RSV commonly infects children including infants and premature babies. However, it is likely to infect adults with low immunity and suffering from other health diseases like heart problems. Since it is as common as cough and cold, people tend to take it lightly ... Read More

What are Antihistamines?

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 23-Feb-2023 16:12:33
Commonly used to alleviate allergy symptoms, antihistamines belong to a class of drugs called antihistamines. These drugs are used to treat conditions brought on by an immune system chemical called histamine. Antihistamine usage is higher among those who are allergic to pollen and other allergens than among the general population. As an added bonus, they are also used to treat a wide variety of other illnesses, such as the common cold, anxiousness, and gastrointestinal problems. What is an Allergy? Your body protects you. Ribs shield your upper body organs. The skin helps protect you from UV radiation, wind, and ... Read More

What are Aminoglycosides?

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 23-Feb-2023 16:11:00
Antibiotics belonging to the aminoglycoside family are efficient against bacteria that reproduce quickly and are resistant to the conventional treatments that are most often used. Because of their direct action on bacteria, aminoglycosides are categorized as bactericidal antibiotics and are used to treat bacterial infections. They are effective due to the fact that they suppress protein production in bacteria. Infections that might potentially be fatal are often treated with aminoglycosides, which are typically administered in the form of intravenous injection (intravenously or IV). In contrast, some aminoglycosides can be administered orally or even topically (in the form of ear ... Read More

How to Know if That Rash is Scabies?

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 16-Feb-2023 16:07:11
An itch is a temporary annoyance for the skin, but if that itch persists, gets worse at night or begins to develop as a rash on the body, you may have scabies. This skin condition occurs when human itch mites (Sarcoptes scabiei) burrow into the upper layer of your skin. These eight-legged critters lay eggs on your skin and once the eggs hatch, the mites climb to the surface of the skin. Later on, these mites spread to other parts of your body and cause itching and red spots. In adults, 10 to 15 human itch mites can cause scabies ... Read More

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Strains 16 and 18

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 09-Feb-2023 10:42:27
The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) also referred to as sexually transmitted infection (STI). There are more than 100 types of HPV and they are categorized as low-risk and high-risk HPV. The two most common high-risk HPV strains are HPV 16 and 18 which may lead to a high risk of cervical, vaginal, vulvar, anal and penile cancers. HPV infections are eventually cleared without treatment within 18 to 24 months and hence, doctors may recommend a watch-and-wait approach as the infected cells are shed naturally for the majority of people. However, if the persistent ... Read More

Skin Sensitivity and Peeling Inside the Mouth

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 02-Feb-2023 10:37:54
Our oral cavity is lined with a membrane called the mucosa. The mucus membranes provide a lining all over the inside of the mouth. Hence the skin inside the mouth is called oral mucosa. Whenever the mucous membranes get irritated, they encounter tissue sloughing. So skin inside the mouth, cheeks, back of the throat, palate, and inner lips will peel. Such skin peeling in the mouth is quite painful and is indicative of certain oral & systemic diseases. Sodium lauryl sulfate, sometimes known as "SLS, " is a leading cause of inner cheek peeling. Because of SLS's foaming effect, certain ... Read More