The world today is subject to constant evolution and diversity as to a more industrialized society where new technologies have a primary role, making human life more comfortable and the daily activities of living easier since the movement and...

Say NO to smokeless tobacco today!

Habit of chewing tobacco is found among people of every age throughout the globe and stats prove that the genre of men are very much affected with the habit of chewing  tobacco than women. We find every year that the survey sheets declare that...

Awareness relating to heart diseases....

In India the rate of death every year is on the rise because of the heart related diseases. According to the latest survey sheets a minimum of 40% to 50% of the deaths  are because of the heart related diseases. Speculations are also made that...

What are Causes and Symptoms of Lung Abscess?

Necrosis of lung tissue due to localized area of lung infection is called a lung abscess. Such necrosis is due to thrombosis of the segmental artery and vein due to virulent infection. It is usually secondary to primary pneumonia of the lung with...

Everything About Cushing’s Syndrome

It is caused by increased plasma glucocorticoid level due to enhanced production of cortisol by the adrenal cortex. This may be the result of adrenal cortical adenoma or cancer or due to increased secretion of A.C.T.H. Adrenal hyperplasia is the...

Know About Papillary Carcinoma of Thyroid

It is most common form of thyroid cancer and constitutes about 60 to 70 percent of the thyroid cancers. It constitutes 80% of thyroid cancers in children. Papillary carcinomas are unencapsulated tumors that tend to invade lymphatics and to spread...

What are Symptoms of Patent Ductus Arteriosus?

It is the most common congenital abnormality, which occurs once in about every four thousand births. It is about two to three times more common in females. The patent ductus arteriosus is foetal pathway connecting pulmonary artery at its...

Awareness regarding stomach related diseases

We are in the first week of April and winter is departing with the message that she has to make her  way for her fellow season, summer, who is knocking at the door and we don't seem to have any other option rather than to  welcome summer and make...

Do You Know About Pheochromocytoma?

It is functionally active chromaffin tumor, which may be located in the adrenal medulla or other sites of sympathetic ganglia or chromaffin tissue. This tumor stains deep brownish color when exposed to chromium salts. This tumor is derived from...

What are Symptoms of Thyroglossal Cyst?

It is cystic swelling developed in the remnant of the thyroglossal tract. A portion of the thyroglossal duct may remain patent which gives rise to a cystic swelling due to accumulation of secretions and this is known as thyroglossal cyst. It...

What are Symptoms of Mitral Stenosis?

Mitral stenosis is always due to rheumatic fever. After the initial episode of rheumatic fever, symptoms of mitral stenosis may not appear for 10 years or more. Scarring of the mitral valve due to rheumatic fever causes turbulent flow of blood...

Everything about Cold Abscess in Neck

A cystic lateral swelling of neck may be due to cold abscess. Cold abscess is an abscess which arises from tuberculous origin. It is called cold as it is not as hot and red as pyogenic abscess. It is also much less painful than pyogenic...

What are Symptoms of Branchial Cyst?

Precervical sinus normally disappears. But if this sinus persists after birth, it forms a cystic swelling at the upper part of the neck, which is called branchial cyst. Wall of the cyst contains large amount of lymphoid tissue. Because of this the...

Do You Know About Cancer of Lip?

Lip cancer accounts for 15% of all malignant diseases of face and head. Lower lip is affected in more than upper lip and cancer at one of the angles of the mouth. Males are affected more. Incidence increases with advancing age with highest...

What is Osteochondritis?

It is a derangement of the normal process of bone growth which occurs at various ossification centers during the period of greatest activity. Causes- 1.   Trauma- A history of preceding injury can be obtained in majority of cases. 2.   More...

What are Symptoms of Radial Nerve Injury?

It may be injured in the axilla or in the radial groove. Its main branch, the posterior interosseous nerve may be injured at the elbow. Causes- 1.   In the axilla- Crutch palsy. Fractures and dislocations of upper end of the humerus, or by...

Diabetic Gangrene

The diabetics possess distinct problems, which make their limbs more liable to gangrene formation. Causes- 1.   Sugar laden tissues of the diabetics lower their resistance to infection. So these patients are more susceptible to infection. 2.  ...

Malignant Melanoma

Skin is the most common site of malignant melanoma. A malignant melanoma may arise- 1.   In a preexisting pigmented naevus, either in junctional naevus, compound naevus or in Hutchinson’s lentigo. 2.   De novo in apparently normal skin. Causes-...

Lymphangioma

Lymphangioma is localized cluster of dilated lymph sacs in the skin and a subcutaneous tissue which cannot connect into the normal lymph system grows into lymphangioma. Types- 1.   Superficial variant – appear as small blisters. 2.   Deep...

Five steps to arrest depression

Any person can come across depression at any stage of life. Feeling loneliness and bored is part of everyone’s life. It is quite normal that people become sad at crucial times when something hurts them. Though natural, it can lead to complications...

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