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Recovery after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) and Exercises

25 July, 2017
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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), commonly known as Heart Bypass Surgery, is a procedure to correct narrowing or blockage of the arteries that provide oxygen and blood to the muscles of the heart. CABG is performed on individuals who have blockages in more than two coronary arteries or are suffering from coronary artery disease with …

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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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Coronoid Process Fracture – Treatment and Precautions

12 August, 2015
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What is coronoid process fracture? The coronoid process is a triangular projection on the anterior surface of the third olecranon bone. It acts as a bony buttress to prevent posterior dislocation; additional stability is provided by its three soft insertions, namely the anterior joint capsule of the elbow, the brachialis muscle and the medial ulnar …

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Understanding Shoulder Instability

12 April, 2014
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Shoulder Instability is a condition when the structures surrounding the Shoulder Joint are unable to keep the head of the upper arm bone tightly within the Shoulder Socket. Since the shoulder joint is loose, it tends to slip and slide around in the socket. The patient may experience an uncomfortable sensation or apprehension that the …

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Don’t Ignore A Slipped Disc

10 March, 2014
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What is slipped disc? The bones that form the spine or backbone are stacked over each other, separated by a cushion covering of round, flat, compressible discs. These spinal discs make the spine flexible, allowing it to bend and twist. However, these discs are vulnerable to getting ruptured or bulging abnormally into a space that …

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Dizzy? Could be Vertigo

17 December, 2014
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What is vertigo? Vertigo refers to a feeling of spinning, rocking or rotating, while otherwise being completely still. It is experienced in form of a sensation of the world moving around a person. It may develop suddenly and last for a short while, or may remain continuous in more severe cases. Vertigo is a manifestation …

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Chronic Arthritis in Haemophilic Patients

8 May, 2014
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What is haemophilic arthritis? It is a common bleeding manifestation that occurs either spontaneously or from a mild trauma, but the haemarthroses becomes more spontaneous with time and repeated bleeding. The knees, elbows, ankles, hips and shoulders are the most common joints involved. What are the causes of the disorder? Haemophilia is a genetic (X-linked) …

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee)

21 April, 2014
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What is patellofemoral pain syndrome (Runner’s Knee)? Patellofemoral pain syndrome refers to pain in front of the knee. It is most commonly seen in teenagers, athletes (runner’s knee) and manual labourers. The kneecap has a cartilage underneath that acts as a natural shock absorber. The disorder is generally also referred to as chondromalacia patella, or …

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Synovial Plica Syndrome explained

19 April, 2014
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Synovial Plica Syndrome or simply Plica Syndrome This is a condition relating to irritation, enlargement, or inflammation of the plica in the knee. Plica is a membrane in the lining of the knee-joint or continuation of the protective synovial capsule that divides the knee into separate sections during fetal development. During the second trimester of fetal development, …

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