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Exercise in Pregnancy - Would You Opt for It?

Exercise in Pregnancy – Would You Opt for It?

It’s true that lots of physical and hormonal changes occur in pregnant women, which make them vulnerable to certain physical exercise. Weight gain of around 11 kg occurs in pregnancy. Increased levels of pregnancy hormones also make the joints lax and hyper mobile. Thus, straight way, indulging or continuing exercise in pregnancy appeared to be […]

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Pregnancy over 35 - What to Expect When You Are Expecting

Pregnancy over 35 – What to Expect When You Are Expecting

Will your advanced age create any challenge if you are planning for a pregnancy? Unfortunately advanced age is not only a challenge to your fertility status, but also your childbearing capacity. Advanced maternal age in this respect is defined as women aged over 35 years at the time of her delivery. The incidences of pregnancy […]

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Thalassemia Major: Available Treatment Options

Thalassemia Major: Available Treatment Options

What is Thalassemia? Hemoglobin is an iron containing protein present inside the red blood cells that normally transports oxygen in blood and delivers it to all the organs in the body. Thalassemia is a genetic defect involving this hemoglobin protein. The inherited defect in the hemoglobin interferes with its oxygen carrying capacity, thereby depriving all […]

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Do You Know What Causes Peptic Ulcer Disease?

Do You Know What Causes Peptic Ulcer Disease?

Peptic Ulcer Disease refers to the formation of ulcers that is holes or breaks in the esophagus, stomach and intestine. Normally the innermost lining of the esophagus, stomach and intestines is formed by mucosa that acts as a barrier to protect these parts from the acid mediated damage. However in case of Peptic Ulcer Disease there is […]

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Myasthenia Gravis - Cause, Simptoms and Complications

Myasthenia Gravis – Cause, Symptoms and Complications

Myasthenia gravis is an immune-mediated disorder characterized by the muscle weakness. It can involve any group of muscles in the body and occurs due to disruption of the communication between nerves and muscle fibers. It is also known as Goldflam disease. How Myasthenia Gravis Is Caused? The voluntary muscles in our body help us perform […]

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Thyroid Hormones - Understanding Graves Disease Complications

Thyroid Hormones – Understanding Graves Disease Complications

Graves disease is an auto-immune disease characterised by the overproduction of thyroid hormones. There are many other diseases involving thyroid gland as well as some rare conditions that don’t actually involve thyroid gland itself but still can cause excessive production of thyroid hormones however Graves disease is by far the regarded as the most common […]

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Brooklyn Gastroenterologist: Peptic Ulcer Disease

Brooklyn Gastroenterologist: Peptic Ulcer Disease

Peptic Ulcer is a term used to define ulcers that is holes or breaks in different parts of the gastrointestinal tract such as esophagus, stomach and duodenum. Mucosa is a protective layer that forms the innermost lining of the gut. One of the functions of the mucosa is to protect the gut from gastric acid […]

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Negative Effects of Tobacco Smoking on Human Body

Negative Effects of Tobacco Smoking on Human Body

Chemicals in Cigarette Smoke Most of the people who smoke try to quit at least at some point in their life. However, in reality no more than 5% of these people actually succeed unless they seek a medical attention, for example, nicotine replacement therapy. This addiction occurs thanks to a chemical ingredient of a smoke […]

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How Dangerous Is Cirrhosis of the Liver?

How Dangerous Is Cirrhosis of the Liver?

Liver performs many actions vital for life. It process nutrients, produces proteins, stores sugar, control levels of different hormone in the body, blood cholesterol level, and filters the unwanted substances. Cirrhosis is the endpoint of a number of liver diseases that is characterized by the replacement of normal liver tissue by the scar tissue. This […]

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Breast Cancer Risk Factors That Every Woman Should Know

Breast Cancer Risk Factors That Every Woman Should Know

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer that affects females. The exact cause of breast cancer is unknown; however presence of following risk factors may increase your likelihood of developing breast cancer. Gender In a recent research conducted in United States in 2014 about 232, 00 new cases of breast cancer were noted […]

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