Piles or haemorrhoids can be extremely uncomfortable. They are caused when blood vessels in and around the rectum and anus swell making passing of stools difficult and painful. When these blood vessels are damaged, they bleed. Haemorrhoids are generally caused when excess pressure is exerted on the anus. A change in diet and lifestyle may […]
Simply put appendicitis is the disease and appendectomy the treatment. On the lower right side of your abdomen is a finger-like projection from the large intestine. As long as it is clear and there is nothing accumulating in it, you will be fine. Sometimes it can become blocked. As bacteria inside multiply rapidly the appendix […]
Summer is here and this season increases the risk of kidney stones. Kidney stones can be very painful till the pass. If they are too big, then they may require interventional treatment. This pain however, can be avoided with a few preventive steps that can prevent the formation or reduce the risk of formation of […]
Jaundice is a symptom of a liver problem. It is a condition that causes your skin, whites of your eyes and mucous membranes to turn yellow. This is caused by excess amounts of bilirubin in your blood. Bilirubin is found in red blood cells. When the red blood cells die, bilirubin in the blood is […]
If you have fatty liver disease, then you have too much fat in your liver. Drinking too much alcohol is one of the causes of this disease, but even people who do not drink may get it due to other reasons. Obesity, malnourishment, fast weight loss, certain medications, removal of gall bladder, certain medical conditions, […]
Heartburn is a burning pain below your breastbone. It is caused by irritation of the esophagus. Esophagus is the food pipe that connects your throat to your stomach. It has a circular valve at the lower end where it joins the stomach. This valve allows food to enter the stomach and prevents the contents of […]
Gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ in the abdomen. The liver secretes bile and the gallbladder collects it and releases it into the intestine as needed for the digestion of fatty foods. Sometimes bile collected in the gallbladder forms crystals. When these crystals move into the bile duct, the thin tube that carries bile to […]
Alcoholic liver disease is a disease that is caused by excessive use of alcohol. The liver is the organ that breaks down alcohol during digestion. If you consistently drink more alcohol than your liver can process, you are at risk of developing the disease. It is to be noted that not all people who drink […]
Breast cancer results when cells grow and divide uncontrollably in the breast forming lumps called tumours. It one of the most common cancers affecting women and is a leading cause of death among them. The positive fact about breast cancer is that it is one of the cancers that can be most effectively treated if […]
Surgery has undergone some revolutionary changes in recent times. Single incision laparoscopic surgery involved.
Hernia occurs usually in the abdominal cavity when the abdominal muscles become weak and a portion of the intestine protrudes through a gap in it.It usually starts painlessly and as a small swelling and grows.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and over 2 million women get it every year. The heartening fact is that breast cancer, when detected very early, has the best 5-year survival rate of 90%.