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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

Tennis Elbow, Cure It Fast

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             There are few health condition related to joint pain, and are named with the joint affected. Such as frozen shoulder , Tennis elbow, etc.         Tennis elbow is a painful condition of tendons that joints your forearm muscles to lateral epicondyles of humerus of upper arm in elbow joints.             It is the inflammation of tendon of a muscle that attaches the muscle (name of muscle- extensor carpi radialis brevis) to the lateral bony prominence of elbow.              About fifty percent of patients suffering from tennis elbow are either Tennis players or  athletes. Of these fifty percent, more than half are tennis players and remaining are athletes.  Cause -           Humerus is a long bone of upper arm. It has two bony prominence called epicondyles. Forearm muscles are attached to these epicondyles. The muscles help in functioning of wrist and fingers.         Over use of the fingers and wrist results in over use of these muscles. That is repetitive movement of wrist o

Some Surprising Health Benefits Of Cloves

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           Cloves, used  as spice is one of the richer source of antioxidants. With giving fragrant aroma to food, it serves many health benefit. Regular use of at least two to three cloves in diet, may give you the following health benefits.      Oral Health -     Cloves contain anti - inflammatory properties, and therefore, can be useful to promote oral health. Keeping a clove in mouth, can help to reduce bad breath, toothache, and plaque. As, the spice has anti bacterial properties, it helps to remove the bacteria in mouth.     These bacteria fees mostly on carbohydrates. Whenever you eat sweets, that are rich in carbohydrates, bacterial growth starts rapidly in oral cavity. Old people use to keep a clove bud in mouth to prevent this bacterial infection and inflammation.       Regular gargling with lukewarm water that contains clove and some basil leaves, may help reduce the bacterial infection and tooth carries.     Antioxidants -      Drinking clove water helps boost immunity . D

Calculus Of Gall bladder and management

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                Cholelithiasis or gall stones are hard deposits of digestive fluids or cholesterol in the gall bladder. These can be multiple in number and vary in size. These calculi need treatment when they are painful or blocking the common bile duct. If gall stones are without symptoms,  they usually don't require treatment.        Anatomical position of Gall Bladder -       Your Gall bladder, is a store house of bile. Bile, a greenish yellow liquid produced by liver is stored in this pouch and when needed for digestive purpose, it is released to intestine.       The gall bladder is situated in upper right part of   your abdomen. It is a pear shaped organ just beneath the liver. A person can live normal life without gall bladder, only the difference is, bile produced by liver  instead of getting stored will drip continuously in your intestine.       Function of Gall bladder -     The main function of gall bladder is to store bile that is released by liver. the next important fu

Walnut oil & skin benefits

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         According to one research, eating regularly a handful of walnut, will decrease risk of  artery blockage. Walnuts are rich in PUFA (Polyunsaturated fatty acids). Omega 3 and Omega 6 are abundant in walnuts. These nutrients, are more in walnuts as compare to other nuts.       The walnuts contain protein, PUFA, potassium, calcium, copper, fibers, folic acids and many important nutrients.            As one of the rich source of antioxidants, walnuts help to reduce free radicals. LDL cholesterol can be the main cause of atherosclerosis and oxidative damage to our body. By controlling the LDL cholesterol, with the help of PUFA, walnut consumption may help reduce the risk of hypertension.        This oxidative damage can be controlled by the antioxidants in walnuts like vitamin E and Omega 3 fatty acids present in the nuts. Thus, reducing the risk of heart disease.         These above mention antioxidants help to reduce and control inflammation as well as some type of Cancer like Pro

Chronic Mouth Ulcers

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            Mouth ulcers are sore, irritating, and common problem generally seen in otherwise healthy people. Typically, these appear on tongue, lips, and inside the cheeks.           The ulcers in mouth can be defined as shallow, round or sometimes, oval ulcers that are irritating and painful. When the ulcers reappear again and again the term is used for them is aphthous stomatitis.         The ulcers that remain for few days and reappear after some days become chronic mouth ulcers. These recurrent ulcers may come back after few weeks or months and may remain for days together.       The condition can be with certain other health conditions like, indigestion, viral infection, chickenpox, or even with some nutritional deficiency as in Vitamin B12 deficiency.           These ulcers are common and mostly start in childhood. But the good thing is these recurrent ulcers in childhood may get better with growing age.   Cause of chronic mouth ulcers - In some cases, the ulcers may be with oth

How To Eat Flax Seeds For Weight Loss?

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         Flax seeds are included in one of the super foods in today's era. Flax seeds contain many nutrients that can be much beneficial to human health. These healthy brown seeds are used in Ayurveda since a long period of time.      With important nutrients, seeds also contains antioxidants. These  antioxidants protect our body from free radicals, which are responsible for premature aging. As these antioxidants fight free radicals, reduce cholesterol, and prevent blood clots, all this eventually helps blood to flow freely and thus improves the level of oxygen in our body.   Nutritional Value of flax seeds -     It is one of the good source of zinc and selenium . One tea spoon full of seeds contains about 0.45 mg of zinc and about 2 to 3 mcg of selenium. These nutrients may help in reducing the risk of heart disease.     These seeds are edible, so can be eaten as their own or they can be used for oil. These seeds release oil. These seeds contain PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty acids)

Few Tips for skin care in winter !!

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                    Skin is the largest and protective organ. Skin contains sweat glands, sebaceous glands, blood capillaries, nerve endings, etc.           Three layers of skin i.e. epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis make the skin few millimeter thick. Human skin is divided in to two types i.e. of which one is i.e. glabrous of palm, sole, etc. It is non hairy.           The skin detects sensation through its nerve endings. Sensation such as touch, pressure, thermal sensation, etc., and according to that sensation the body reacts.          Though the important function of skin is protection by covering the whole body, it has other important functions like , absorption. excretion, etc.             Therefore, the skin needs special care in all the seasons of the year. In winter skin requires special attention, because in this season, oil producing gland i.e. sebaceous glands get a little slow in their function. This may cause dryness of skin.         Humidity goes on lower side in cold we

Poor sanitation is an invitation to Cholera !!!

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                    One more disease very common among people is Cholera.  Cholera is an acute intestinal infection. It is a diarrheal disease. The causative organism is Vibrio Cholera. Symptoms vary from mild like diarrhea and vomiting to sever like collapse stage, dehydration, etc. The disease is spread by contaminated water and food as in typhoid fever.  How much infectious                According WHO, yearly the number of cases varies from abo.ut 1.5 to 4 millions. About 25 thousand to one lakh deaths per year through out the world are notified due to  Cholera.  Most of the cases are from developing countries.                  The infection is more transmitted due to insanitary measures that are spoiling environment. The unhygienic measures increase growth of the bacteria. The world is in 21st century, still the Cholera is global health problem.                     In India the this health burden is still present. Many states, have new entry of the endemic in their regions, but th