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Diseases

Bronchitis

30-09-2014   |   364 View(s)

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (the larger and medium-sized airways that carry airflow from the trachea into the more distal parts of the lung parenchyma). Bronchitis can be divided into: 1. Acute 2. Chronic Acute bronchitis is characterized by the feeling of cough or small sensation in the back of the throat. It can be with or without the sputum (mucus that is expectorated, or "coughed up", from the respi. Read more...

Back Pain

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Acute or short term back pain lasts for few days to few weeks. It usually feels like an ache, strain or rigidity in the back. Chronic back pain persists for more than 3 weeks. The pain is generally triggered by improper posture while sitting or standing, bending awkwardly, or lifting incorrectly. Back pain is not generally caused by a serious condition and, in most cases, it gets better within 1-2 weeks. It can be treated by taking painkillers.. Read more...

Bedsores

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Bedsores are also called pressure sores or pressure ulcers.Bedsores are injuries to skin and underlying tissues resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin. Bedsores generally develop on skin that covers bony areas of the body, such as the heel, ankles, hips or buttocks. People most at risk of bedsores are those with a medical condition that limits their ability to change positions, requires them to use a wheelchair or confines them to a bed. Read more...

Blindness

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Visual impairment is when a person has sight loss that cannot be fully corrected using glasses or contact lenses. Blindness as defined by national programme for control of blindness (NPCB) under following headings: • Inability of a person to count fingers from a distance of 6 meters or 20 feet (technical definition) •Vision 3/60 or less with the best possible spectacle correction •Diminution of field vision to 20 feet or less in bette. Read more...

Bipolar Disorder

15-06-2015   |   1347 View(s)

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. They are different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through from time to time. Bipolar disorder symptoms can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. But bipolar dis. Read more...