The liver is an important organ and it produces clotting proteins that are necessary for the blood to clot, and for removing toxic substances that can be harmful to the body, such as drugs. The liver also plays an important role in regulating the supply of glucose and fat that the body uses as fuel. In cirrhosis the liver cells' ability to add or remove substances from the blood are diminished or destroyed.Read more..
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease that causes inflammation/irritation and sores called ulcers on the inner lining of the large intestine or the colon. Here the lining of the colon becomes inflamed and develops tiny open sores, or ulcers, that produce pus and mucous.Read more..
Rectal bleeding happens when one passes blood through the anus. Passage of blood during bowel movement usually means there is bleeding somewhere in the digestive tract. Sometimes the amount of blood that is passed with the stool is so less that it can only be detected by tests (which checks for hidden blood in the stool). Bleeding that usually happens higher up in the digestive tract makes the stool appear to be black and tarry.Read more..
Sometimes on burping we feel an acidic taste in our mouth. What is it? It is a digestive disorder that occurs when acidic juices from the stomach, food and fluids flows back into the tube connecting our mouth and stomach. It can affect people of all ages whether infants or adults. GERD occurs when the sphincter at the bottom of the oesophagus becomes weak, or opens when it should not.Read more..
Constipation is a condition where an individual has hard faeces which is difficult to expel. It happens generally when the colon has absorbed too much water from the food that is in the colon. Thus, slower the food moves through the digestive tract, the more water will be absorbed which makes the faeces dry and hard.Read more..
Poet John Keats, writer George Orwell, novelist Emily Bronte, actor Vivien Leigh, politician Simon Bolivar and poet Sukanta Bhattacharya…are all famous names who have one thing in common. We lost them all to the dreaded disease called Tuberculosis (or consumption as it was called). Today TB still remains a dreaded term even though medical science has ...Read more..
She stole a million hearts with her dynamic on-screen persona. A controversial life…and now an equally controversial after life. The legend of Sridevi lives on, as the debate about her last few hours on earth rages on. We take this opportunity to stop-awhile and give a thought to certain facts related to sudden cardiacRead more..
Kidneys are small but perform the very important function of our body’s filters. These two bean-shaped organs act as sophisticated waste removal system and help to clean our blood, filter extra water out of our blood, and help to control blood pressure. When kidneys are damaged, waste products and excess fluid accumulate in the body which ...Read more..