categories/en-home-doctor (Total Articles : 24 )


Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are the infections caused by a sexual contact with an infected person. Some of these infections can also spread from mother to infant or unborn babies. The microorganisms enter the body via the skin and mucosal linings of the genitals (urethra, cervix, vagina, rectum) and oral...

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Published on : 10 months ago

Allergy

Allergy is a conditions where your body abnormally reacts to foreign substances that normally should not produce any reaction. These substances are called allergens. Your immune system, which is responsible for protection of the body against external agents, recognizes these allergens as “invaders” and produce proteins (antibodies) to neutralize these...

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Published on : 10 months ago

High Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a type of fat that circulates in the blood. Your body makes some amount of cholesterol and the rest comes from the food you eat, mainly the animal products (plants do not contain cholesterol). Some amount of cholesterol is needed to build healthy cells but having high levels...

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Published on : 10 months ago

Difficulty swallowing (Dysphagia)

Dysphagia is the inability or difficulty in swallowing food or liquid.  Normally, muscles in the throat (pharynx) and esophagus (food pipe) contract rhythmically to move food and liquids from mouth to stomach. Dysphagia occurs when there is a narrowing or lack of coordination of movement (of pharynx or esophagus) due to a...

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Published on : 10 months ago

Cataract

Cataract occurs when the lens of an eye becomes cloudy and affects vision. Almost half of the blindness worldwide is estimated to be caused by cataract. It is the major cause of blindness in developing countries. It is a gradual change in the structure of the lens in an eye....

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Published on : 10 months ago

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a disorder of brain development  that impairs child’s ability to  communicate and interact with others. Children with this disorder have  poor social communication, social interaction skills and have limited set of interest and activities. These children also manifest delay or absence of language development, attention...

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Published on : 10 months ago

Ascariasis

Ascariasis is infestation of humans intestine by roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides). The roundworm may reside in the guts for 6 to 24 months. The eggs are passed into the stool and under warm, shady, moist conditions they can survive for up to 10 years.  The infection is transmitted by ingesting food...

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Published on : 10 months ago

Schizophrenia

Introduction : Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder. Schizophrenic people often hear voices which aren’t there and may see the scene which isn’t real. They may feel other people are trying to hurt them. Actually, the word schizophrenia is comprised of two Greek words- skhizein meaning to split and phren...

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Published on : 10 months ago

Hookworm Infestation

Hookworm infestation is a parasitic disease of humans caused by one of the two organisms- Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus. It is the second most common helminthic infection in developing world. Hookworms are found in soil contaminated by human feces. The transmission of infection occurs when the following conditions are...

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Published on : 10 months ago

Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatic fever is a systemic illness which can occur after a throat infection with a bacteria called Streptococcus pyogenes. It’s serious illness that can cause permanent damage to the heart. Rheumatic fever is common in underdeveloped countries like Nepal. It is most common in children (5 to 15 years old)...

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Published on : 10 months ago

Hypertension

High blood pressure is a very common condition when left untreated for a long period leads to many serious diseases like heart disease, kidney disease, peripheral vascular disease and stroke. Hence high blood pressure is also called a “silent killer”. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the...

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Published on : 10 months ago

Home Remedies for Painless Bumps on the Forehead

It can be very easy for your skin pores to get clogged up. Some common culprits include dead skin cells, excess oils and dirt. Blocked pores may get inflamed and end up as tiny bumps. While they are certainly not life-threatening and commonly painless, they can get really annoying.  ...

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Published on : 11 months ago

Naturally Reverse Tooth Decay with These Steps

It is a common belief that once there’s tooth decay, cavity is irreversible. The only way to get rid of it is to have the tooth drilled out and sealed with some synthetic material. If you have cavities now, here’s good news for you: you can reverse the problem naturally....

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Published on : 1 year ago

Amazing Beauty Uses of Jojoba Oil

There are lots and lots of products for the skin and hair that contain jojoba oil. And why not? This oil obtained from the seeds of the jojoba plant is really very good at keeping you looking your best all the time. Unfortunately, many of the best beauty products containing...

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Published on : 1 year ago

Can Drinking Coffee Help You Live Longer?

Thinking about putting on another pot of coffee? According to a recent study, it’s probably a good idea. British researchers looked at data on 9.2 million people in the UK Biobank population study. They found that coffee-drinking (even as much as eight cups per day) decreased a person’s risk of all...

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Published on : 1 year ago