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By profession, I am a healthcare consultant doling out loads of healthcare advice to billions of people out there. Health and Fitness are my passion. A firm believer of healthy life is a happy life; I also write columns on different topics related to health, fitness, medical issues etc.
Also known as ‘autoimmune joint disease’, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one of the most common inflammatory joint diseases. It is a serious progressive disease which exhibits symptoms slowly with time. It usually affects areas surrounding fingers, knee, hands and feet. It can deteriorate patient’s quality of life by restricting joint’s range of motion. According to recent reports, women in between 40 – 60 years of age group are more prone to this joint disease as compared to men. Early…Continue
Prevalence of colon cancer in women is increasing day-by-day. This fatal disease develops due to production of malignant cells in large intestine. According to reports, billions of patients die due to colon cancer every year. Habit of smoking, heavy alcohol drinking, and obesity are the major risk factors that may accelerate the growth of abnormal cancerous cells in colon. Health care experts estimate that mortality ratio due to this cancer will double up in upcoming time. However, it is a…Continue
It is normal for patients undergoing hip replacement surgery for arthritic hip pain to want to know as to when they will be able to return to normal everyday activities. Time for recovery following hip joint surgery is one of the most common questions people seek answer to prior to the operation. There are several factors which contribute to time for recovery following hip joint surgery. However, most patients typically return to normal activities anywhere within 1 – 6 months of time.…Continue
Spina bifida is basically a birth defect which happens when the baby’s spine fails to form normally. The spinal cord & the nerves as a result branch out & may subsequently get damaged as well. Quite often, spina bifida may cause an opening in the child’s back that is visible. Sometimes, spinal cord along with its openings may push through this opening. However, at other times the defect may remain hidden under skin in absence of an opening. Symptoms may…Continue