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Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans Prognosis

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       Cancer - a life threatening disease. It is an autoimmune disease, where some of the body cell grow out of body's control and spread throughout the body. These abnormal body cells start destruction of normal body cell.       Cancer is due to some genetic changes in DNA structure of body. The normal body cells have a life span , but when there are such type of changes in DNA, these body cells do not die, rather they grow up and disturb the function of normally working cells.       There are some common cancers such as Lung cancer, skin cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, bladder cancer, etc. There are some rare cancers also, that do not occur in general, and they may have no spreading speed as these common cancers have.  Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, is one of the rare type sarcoma.        Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is generally a flesh colored or reddish purplish colored firm patch of skin. It occurs generally in the middle layer of skin. From there, it c

How to take care of joints in winter

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            Winter has arrived. We have taken out our sweaters and mufflers. Winter brings cold, many festivals, health, but for some it is scaring, due to fear of joint pain!      According to some studies, it shows that a kind of weather change affects joint pain such as knee joint, shoulder joint , elbow joint , wrist joint , etc., mostly joint pain may get worse in winter and in the rainy season, too. Some people with joint pain feel better in winter, but it is a rare occurrence.       Most of the elderly and old age people feel it worse in winter. These people feel the season in their joints, like joints get more painful, swollen and stiff. This condition of pain and stiffness of joints is medically termed as Rheumatism .       A family history of Rheumatism can increase the chances of rheumatism. Other causes include trauma, inflammation, infection, dislocation of joint, ligament damage, and to some extent obesity, hormonal disbalance, dietary habits, lifestyle, too.      Rheumat

Healthy Beetroot juice is rich in Folate !

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       Beetroot was known from Greek and Roman. They are low in calories, yet high in valuable vitamins and minerals.       During the early months of pregnancy, gynecologists prefer to prescribe folate to pregnant ladies. This folate helps in red blood cell formation, growth and its proper functioning.            Beetroot is one of the richest food in folate or folic acid( Vitamin B9). This vitamin is important to improve blood circulation and is not produced by our body, therefore must be supplied by the diet. Beet juice has been reported to be useful in reducing Anemia.       Regular consuming folate during reproductive period in women may prevent the some major birth defects, such as neural tube defect.       Consuming fruits and vegetables of all kinds has long been associated with a reduced risk of many health problems such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, and may help the liver to detox the body.       Typically it is rich in purple color pigment, but beetroot can be white or gold

Enteric Fever Meaning !

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                        Typhoid Fever is an intestinal infection. The causative organism is Salmonella Typhi. The another name for typhoid fever is Enteric fever. There is typical picture of the disease. The disease shows step ladder pattern fever and bradycardia.            Generally, the disease is common in rainy season. Contaminated food and water are the source of transmission of this disease.  Infectious   to others           The disease is easily spread from one person to others. The spread occurs through unhygienic measures like contaminated food and water. In many developed countries, now a days the disease is not common, but in India, there are some region where we can see epidemic of the disease.          The lifestyle of many countries has been changed, they have pure water supply, hygienic environment, standard of food is also maintained. These changes changed the morbidity of the  typhoid fever .                In some of developing countries, the picture related to the t

How Fenugreek helps to control diabetes mellitus ?

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       Fenugreek seed is used as an ingredient in spice blends and a flavoring agent in foods.  Fenugreek leaves as vegetable and seeds also are promoted as a dietary supplement for Diabetes Mellitus.     It is known to us for its medicinal qualities such as it has antidiabetic, anticarcinogenic, hypocholesterolemic, antioxidant, and immunological properties.        The study shows that seeds contain fibers that can help to slow down digestion, reduces the rate at which body absorbs sugar, and also increase the amount of insulin that our pancreas(an organ that release insulin) releases.        Ancient Ayurvedic medicine practices used this herbal supplement to induce labor, to regulate menstruation, to improve digestion, to soothe skin irritation, and to promote overall health.           Nutritional Importance -       100-gram fenugreek leaves contain Potassium about 600 - 700 mg, Calcium about 100 mg, Vitamin C about 45 mg, Iron about 2.5 mg, Vitamin A about 300 mcg.         The seed

What is OCD behavior ?

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      Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - OCD can be called as mental disorder or behavioral disorder, where the patient has certain thoughts that comes in mind repeatedly and behavior changes that the patient performs repeatedly.           When the thoughts come is Obsessive disorder and when the patient performs the repeated actions is compulsive disorder. For example patient has a thought that there are germs on his/her hands, is obsessive disorder; and when he/she starts cleaning hands repeatedly that is compulsive disorder.         Patient of OCD can experience either of these disorder like compulsive or obsessive, or both at same time. Obsession are anxiety based thoughts. Compulsions are the actions done to reduce this anxiety.         Obsession are thoughts that originate from fear of contamination, from thoughts of symmetry and balance, from fear of being impulsive towards self etc.         Compulsion are the repetitive activities mostly followed by these obsessions like washing

Garlic contains lots of health benefits!!

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         Garlic is the edible bulb from a plant in the Lily family. It  was traditionally used for health purpose by people in many parts of the world. Through history, many different cultures have recognized the potential use of garlic for prevention and treatment of different disease.       It is the most important ingredient in about every kitchen. Its intense flavor and aroma make it mainstay in cooking tradition around world.       Garlic grows underground in a bulb, and enclose about 10 to 20 cloves i.e. individual bud or section of garlic. These cloves are covered with thin papery skin. One clove of garlic contains manganese, selenium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, etc. and more other compounds that benefits health.     Many study suggest that taking garlic supplements everyday may reduce total cholesterol and low density lipoprotein ( LDL) cholesterol levels in the people with high levels of these blood lipids.         Some studies support the proposal that garlic consumption have sci

Why Asthma Gets Worsen In Any Season ?

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                  Asthma is a condition where  a person feels difficulty in breathing due to inflammation of his airways. The respiratory tract gets swollen and narrow that causes the person to do more efforts to breathe in.              With this difficulty in breathing, there is a sound produced during breathing called as wheezing, and there may be persistent cough and chest pain.       This Asthma can be categorized as  Childhood Asthma - commonly seen this complaint in children of five to fifteen age group ,  Adult onset Asthma - the condition is seen to be trigger in adulthood, Occupational Asthma - this results when person is exposed to any allergen or irritant present his/her occupation site, Asthma with COPD i.e. chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders, and  Seasonal or allergic Asthma.            In rainy season, we experience, cold breeze, cloud falling on earth, and simply a feel of happiness we enjoyed the rain. But with this all, some people may feel some respiratory dist

How much sugar is good for health !!?? .... 🍬 🍬

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          Sugar is the sweet-tasting, soluble carbohydrates. There is no fiber or starch in granulated sugar. The glycemic index of granulated sugar is 65 i.e. high. Being simple carbohydrate, it provides a quick source of glucose to the body.           The different sugars are broken down and used in different ways by the body. For example, sucrose in an apple is broken down in the same way as the sucrose in our sugar bowl. But the rate at which the sugar ( sucrose ) is absorbed can vary for example in an apple ( which is with fiber) or apple juice ( without fiber).          Our brain requires around 130 grams of sugar ( glucose) per day to keep functioning. Glucose can be found in a range of foods including fruits, vegetables, and honey. Glucose is the body's primary source of fuel, and it come from the breakdown of sugar.        We have probably heard again and again about how we should all be eating less sugar. But what  experts really mean is that we should be eating less adde

How to deal with Tonsillitis ?

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                 Tonsillitis  is a very common condition seen throughout the year, whenever the tonsils get inflamed. Tonsils are our soldiers in body, and do not allow infective organisms to entre our respiratory tract, or intestine.                 They fight against germs that entre through nose or mouth. They are two, one on each side in the backside of internal throat. It is also called lymph organ that has important role in our immune system. These tonsils have M cells, that send a alert message to the other immune sells i.e. B and T cells.            Children are more commonly affected by the  tonsillitis . The infection can be of milder form or may get worse by fully infected tonsils with pus formation in them. The condition may be called as  quinsy .                 As children are affected, adults can be affected similarly, with painful enlarge tonsils. In some people there is recurrent attack of  tonsillitis  common infection is of Staphylococci bacteria.             General