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Chest pain of undetermined origin (CPUO)

3 April, 2014
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Chest pain is a common complaint but not all chest pains are related to heart troubles. There could be non-cardiac causes also like musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, psychological and pulmonary. Accurately diagnosing patients with chest pain of undetermined origin usually pose a challenge to clinical research and medical practitioners. However, the initial references of this clinical problem …

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Chest Pain – Heart Attack Or Something Else?

5 March, 2014
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That dull, burning sensation in the chest that doesn’t seem to be going away, or is getting worse – is it a sign of a heart attack? Or is it something else? This question troubles many individuals every year because of two main reasons: Even though chest pain is a major sign of heart attack, …

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Can chest pain be a sign of heart attack?

5 March, 2014
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It is only natural to think of a cardiac problem while experiencing chest pain. But before you jump to conclusions, you need to be aware of the types and causes of chest pain. Broadly speaking, chest pain is categorised into cardiac and non-cardiac. But how do you evaluate whether it‘s a cardiac or a non-cardiac …

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7 Yoga Poses for Back Pain

21 June, 2016
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Yoga is an ancient Indian practice that strengthens the body, makes it more flexible, and also calms the mind. It involves gentle physical poses, deep and steady breathing and meditation practise. Yoga has been known to relieve back pain, mental stress, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, hypertension, and many other ailments. A major advantage yoga offers is …

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Back Pain? Take these Spine tests

10 March, 2014
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Diagnosing the exact cause of back pain can be difficult as back pain results from a variety of reasons – it could be muscular strain or have host of spinal causes like degenerative spine disease, wear and tear, anatomical defects, trauma, nerve compression, etc. A spine specialist needs to piece together patient history, physical exam, …

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Back Pain? Correct Your Sleeping Posture

10 March, 2014
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The only time when a body’s bones, muscles, ligaments and other structures of the spine are in a completely relaxed mode is during sleep time. In cases of a spinal disorder or back injury, it becomes even more important to sleep well in order to aid the healing process. However, a ‘good night’s rest’ is …

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Tuberculosis Symptoms, Signs And Prevention Tips

23 March, 2019
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In today’s time of pollution and unhealthy lifestyle choice; keeping yourself safe and healthy against diseases is the biggest challenge. Your thinking, lifestyle, schedule, eating habits and everything you do affect your health. Then, why do most people fail in keeping up with a healthy lifestyle and habits? The reason is unawareness. Not everyone is …

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Falling Sick? It’s not changing weather, it’s pollution!

13 November, 2018
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The last few years have seen a drastic change in the environment. Everyday new advances are being made in science that on one hand are providing us new technology while on the other hand are forming new ways to pollute the environment. Air Pollution is a problem affecting the whole world, and with each passing …

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Sleep Apnea: How Your Dentist Can Help

28 August, 2018
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Do you snore a lot while asleep? It can be a significant sign of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is the most common as well as a severe sleep disorder. About 18 million Americans suffer from this disorder. Anyone could be a victim of sleep apnea. It can even affect children. Sleep apnea occurs while you …

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Inspirational Story Of Yuvraj Singh’s Cancer Battle

7 May, 2018
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Cancer, a word that brings dread and sorrow to not only the patient who gets diagnosed with the disorder but also the family. The ordeal one has to go through cannot be put in words. Such was the case with the Indian legend to hit six sixes in an over against England, Yuvraj Singh. Yuvraj …

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Heart Bypass Surgery vs Angioplasty – Which is better?

10 March, 2018
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Heart Bypass Surgery vs Angioplasty has always been a dilemma in the mind of the patients who suffer cardiac blockages. To resolve the heart bypass surgery vs angioplasty dilemma and choose the right line of treatment, understanding the pros and cons of each are important. Most of the cardiologists would go an extra mile

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Juvenile Diabetes Symptoms and Causes

20 January, 2018
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Diabetes is quite a familiar term that lingers round every household. It is often compared to slow death for being an insidious attacker of health and undergoes destruction with zero trace of external change. ‘Diabetes’ constitutes two types, namely – ‘Type 1’and ‘Type 2’. Juvenile diabetes is the perfect synonym

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October 11: World Obesity Day 2017

11 October, 2017
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The World Obesity Day is celebrated on 11th October every year. It is organised by the World Obesity Federation, a non-profit body which is in official relations with the WHO. The day revolves around raising awareness about obesity as a public health hazard and its serious concerns along with promoting practical solutions to end the global obesity crisis. Being …

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10 Health Symptoms Women Should Be Aware Of

2 September, 2017
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Women tend to get so engrossed in taking care of everybody else that they barely get time to take care of themselves. With the ever-rising demands of family and work, many women do not make their own health a priority.  Most women may not understand these warning signs or realize that there are certain symptoms …

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Heart Attack Treatment and Diagnosis

12 August, 2017
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Most people don’t comprehend that they are having a heart attack or a heart disease in general until they have chest pain (angina or a heart attack). With each passing minute after a heart attack, the heart tissue loses oxygen and deteriorates or dies an irreversible death. Therefore, one should never ignore even the trivial …

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Causes of Heart Attack and Risk Factor

12 August, 2017
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‘What you eat is what you are and how you live is how you shape’. This holds true for the heart that beats life into human beings. Having said that, it is not surprising that the most common risk factors for coronary artery disease comprise lifestyle issues, eating habits, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, weight …

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Symptoms of Heart Attack in Men and Women

8 August, 2017
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The quicker someone is treated when having a heart attack, the greater the chances of success and lesser the damage to the heart. However, nearly 25% of all heart attacks occur without any previous warning signs. It is imperative to remain aware of all the various symptoms of heart attack for faster and efficient diagnosis …

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Beating Heart Bypass Surgery – Things You Should Know

5 March, 2017
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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), commonly referred Bypass Surgery, is a surgical procedure that redirects blood flow around a blockage or narrowed section in the major arteries supplying blood and oxygen to the heart. A cardiac surgeon can perform the bypass surgery in any of the 2 ways – Beating Heart Bypass Surgery is CABG …

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Answers to FAQs about Coronary Angioplasty

23 January, 2017
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Angioplasty is a Greek term that means vessel shaping. The procedure involves widening of clogged arteries (especially coronary arteries- the arteries surrounding the artery like a crown). A tiny balloon is placed on a guide wire, also called balloon catheter and is then inserted into the blocked

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5 Common Gastrointestinal Diseases & their Symptoms

21 January, 2017
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Gastrointestinal problems are very common and most of the people ignore them, considering them as casual issues which don’t need medical attention. However, if these symptoms remain for a prolonged period, they may need a medical checkup. Chest Pain: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) It is one of the most common GI troubles and happens when …