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Questions and Answers for Ovarian Cancer

Questions and Answers for Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the second most frequent cancer in women after breast cancer. Cancer can be dangerous if left untreated because it spreads to other places of the body. Ovarian cancer is asymptomatic in most cases and is found in an advanced stage, earning it the moniker “silent killer.” Dr Meenu Walia, Director-Medical Oncology & Haematology, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Patparganj, answers 10 common ovarian cancer queries. Are There…

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, Causes, and Treatment of Vaginal Yeast Infection

Symptoms, Diagnosis, Causes, and Treatment of Vaginal Yeast Infection

The human body is teeming with microbes. Bacteria and yeast cells are present in a healthy vagina. When the proportion of yeast and bacteria changes, the yeast cells may grow. This results in severe itchiness, oedema, and irritation. Vaginal infection or vaginal candidiasis affects nearly three out of every four women at some point in their lives. A vaginal yeast infection is a fungal infection of the vagina and…

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Precisely what is the best treatment for pulmonary hypertension?

Precisely what is the best treatment for pulmonary hypertension?

Pulmonary hypertension is a medical term for excessive blood pressure that affects the right side of your heart and the arteries in your lungs. When these arteries and veins stiffen, and narrow, blood flow to the lungs slows. As a result, your heart must pump blood with higher force. This exertion weakens the cardiac muscles, which may eventually cause the heart muscles to fail. The body does not obtain…

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Bell’s Palsy: Causes, Risk Factors, and Treatment

Bell’s Palsy: Causes, Risk Factors, and Treatment

Idiopathic Facial Palsy is another name for Bell’s Palsy. It is a condition that causes one side of the face to be paralyzed and temporarily weak. It is believed that one in every 100,000 persons has Bell’s Palsy. In India, approximately 10% of persons diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy die due to the condition’s consequences. However, it is crucial to remember that Bell’s Palsy is somewhat controllable, provided the proper…

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What is Gestational Diabetes Mellitus?

What is Gestational Diabetes Mellitus?

What is gestational diabetes mellitus? This type of diabetes is caused when a hormone produced by the placenta prevents the body from using insulin as it should be, a condition called gestational diabetes mellitus or GDM. The cells absorb the glucose, but when the bloodstream does not absorb it, it builds up in the blood. Gestational diabetes, on the other hand, is not caused by a lack of insulin…

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Radiation Therapy to Treat Cancer

Radiation Therapy to Treat Cancer

Radiotherapy (also known as radiation therapy) is a cancer treatment in which high radiation levels kill cancer cells and shrink tumours. Low doses of radiation are used in x-rays to see inside your body, for instance, if your teeth have broken or your bone has fractured. Radiotherapy’s effectiveness against cancer Radiation therapy damages DNA to kill cancer cells or slow their growth at high doses. The damaged DNA leads…

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