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Atrial Septal Defect / Hole in Heart – Things You Should Know

15 February, 2018
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Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), commonly known as Hole in Heart, is a congenital disorder of the heart that involves a hole in the wall (septum) that divides the two upper chambers of the heart. The defect causes freshly oxygenated blood in the upper left chamber of the heart (or left atrium) to flow into the …

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Understanding Crohn’s Disease

12 February, 2018
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Are you experiencing frequent bowels, diarrhea, fatigue, or blood in the stools? There could be possibilities that these are early signals of what might be a case of inflammatory bowel disease known as Crohn’s disease. Life with Crohn’s disease can be very difficult and tiresome! Before we discuss Crohn’s disease symptoms and treatment, let us …

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Parkinson’s Disease Meaning, Causes and Symptoms

17 August, 2017
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Parkinson’s diseases meaning is described as both a chronic and a progressive movement disorder, meaning that once it occurs the symptoms continue and worsen over time. It is named after Dr. James Parkinson, the doctor that first identified the condition. A whopping 4 million people (approximately) worldwide suffer from Parkinson’s disease and, around 1 in …

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Alzheimer’s Disease Causes, Stages and Treatment

16 August, 2017
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Alzheimer’s disease causes the slow progressive neurological disorder which impacts the memory and other cognitive mental functions like thinking and reasoning skills. It is the most common form of neurodegenerative dementia which starts very slowly and steadily gets worse in a progressive manner. This memory-loss causing brain disease increases after the age of 70 and …

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Colon Cancer Causes and Symptoms

24 July, 2017
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Colon cancer causes and forms when the uncontrolled cell growth happens in the cells of the large intestine which results in colon cancer causes. It is not necessarily the same as rectal cancer, but they often occur together in what is called colorectal cancer. Rectal cancer originates in the rectum, which is the last several …

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Breast Cancer in Men

7 June, 2017
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Breast cancer is not limited to just women, men also suffer from this disease, although one in every one thousand men have been diagnosed positive for it. Both men and women are born with breast tissues, and the development of cancer cells in these tissues causes breast cancer. It is a rare occurrence for men …

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Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse

15 April, 2017
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Ethyl Alcohol or Ethanol is the intoxicating ingredient in wine, beer, and liquor which affects the human body adversely. Excessive alcohol consumption causes deformation of the brain, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, impaired judgment, slow reflexes, lack of coordination, flushed appearance, and blurred vision. Alcohol Abuse is the condition whereby the drinker can set limits on the consumption. …

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Child birth after 40?

23 March, 2017
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The number of women who have shifted their child birth cycle from the early thirties to early forties has been exponential is the past few years. Most of this can be attributed to changing lifestyle preferences aligned at pursuing high-string careers and achieving financial stability.   It can also be attributed to the fact that …

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Pre-Conception Checklist for Women

15 March, 2017
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If you have been considering child birth for long, you need to have the right physical, medical and emotional framework in place to increase your chances of having a healthy baby. Pre-conception checklist is a ready reckoner to take of the things that are very essential to have a healthy and safe pregnancy and of …

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How to Choose the Right IVF Doctor & Hospital

10 March, 2017
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Infertility has been on the rise in urban India. 15 out of every 100 couples in urban India are opting for Alternative Reproductive Procedure(ARP). However choosing the right IVF doctor can be a daunting task. Couples often reach out to popular Gynaecologist or they go by word of mouth. Also choosing the right IVF Doctor saves …

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7 Diagnostic Tests to Have Every Year (for Age Group 45+ Years)

4 March, 2017
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A routine medical and diagnostic tests is advised to detect any medical issues if any, better prognosis for deadly diseases like cancer, which can be handled better if diagnosed early, and assess your risk for diseases that are in the family and for any impending future medical problems. Diagnostic tests should be carried out even when …

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How to Choose the Right IVF Specialist & Hospital

22 February, 2017
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With the generated awareness and ongoing researches in the field of reproductive sciences ,the rates of IVF counselling have witnessed a tremendous rise. Every 3rd couple out of 100 in urban spaces opt for for ART (Assisted Reproductive Technique). Choosing the right IVF specialist is an important decision, but it can feel like a daunting task. Often …

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Warning Signs of Heart Failure

6 January, 2017
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Heart failure is a serious medical condition where the heart is not able to function effectively and does not pump blood to all parts of the body normally. Approximately 1% of the Indians below 65 years of age suffer from heart failure, whereas around 7% in the age group 75 to 84 years experience this …

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Checklist for Heart Disease Prevention for Women

25 October, 2016
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One of the most common and rapidly increasing health hazards in women today is heart diseases. This has become a critical issue that requires serious attention for its cure and prevention. The major risk that make women more susceptible to heart diseases are categorized in two groups – Modifiable risk factors are those which could be …

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20 Frequently Asked Questions about IVF

30 June, 2016
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Dr. Sonia Malik is a renowned Gynecologist and IVF Specialist in Gurgaon. She has executed over 7000 ART Cycles and performs 15-20 IUI Cycles and 20-25 IVF Cycles per month. Thank you Dr. Malik for your support to the New Moms Club: Credihealth Initiative. I understand that it is assisted pregnancy procedure but when do you know you that …

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Congenital Heart Disease – Symptoms Parents Should Look Out for in their Child

29 June, 2016
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<p>Any medical condition or defect in the heart that is developed in the womb (before the birth) that affects the normal working of the heart, is termed as Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). During first 8 to 9 weeks of pregnancy, the heart begins to...

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Klinefelter syndrome – Things to Know

17 March, 2015
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The Klinefelter syndrome is not uncommon among boys. This genetic condition is also known as XXY Syndrome and is found in males only. It occurs due to error in cell division when the child’s parents’ reproductive cells are being created. Even if one of these ‘defective’ cells is passed on to the child, he will …

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Chemoport FAQs

27 January, 2015
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What is Chemoport? A chemoport or chemotherapy port is a type of implant placed under the skin of the patients undergoing intravenous chemotherapy treatment. It is a small device that enables easy access to the bloodstream. It is primarily used to transfer red blood cells and platelets. Besides, the chemoport can be used to insert …

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Bone Marrow Transplantation

5 January, 2015
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A bone marrow transplant may be defined as a process in which unhealthy and damaged bone marrow stem cells are replaced with healthy and functioning cells, through the process of surgery. Generally, bone marrow transplants are performed on patients that are suffering from diseases like leukemia, aplastic anaemia, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, thalassaemia, etc. Types of Transplants …

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Asthma: 9 Risk Factors

15 November, 2014
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The fundamental reason for what causes asthma is still not clear, and what it interesting is that the disease can strike one person with utmost severity while leaving another unaffected. A person’s predisposition to asthma is calculated by the presence or absence of certain risk factors that are now known to influence the respiratory disorder. …

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