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Bariatric Surgery: A Path Towards Living Healthy Life for Obese People

There are large number of citizens who helplessly watch their body mass index going alarmingly upward in spite of their best efforts, causing depression, low self-esteem, shame and social rejection for them - Bariatric surgery is probably the best thing that can happen to them to achieve considerable weight loss and a normal life.

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Ear Infection

The hearing mechanism of our ears consists of three main sections - outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. Ear infections which are mainly bacterial or viral infections can affect any of these sections depending on the cause of infection.


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ORTHOPEDICS

Orthopedic surgery deals with critical conditions involving muscles and skeletons in human body that cannot be resolved by using non-surgical methods. Although there are a variety of orthopedic problems which can be treated by surgeries there are some major disorders that can impede movements treated by the orthopedic surgeons. Here are the top 4 most common orthopedic surgeries

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Fever Symptoms

Fever is not actually the disease but its symptom - this phrase is commonly said by the doctors but perhaps not quite understood by many. A deeper insight into it will reveal the beautiful self-protective action of our body. A fever is a condition that raises the body temperature above normal. Although it varies slightly from person to person our normal body temperature is more or less 98.6 degree F. It is the battle fought by our body against the foreign invasion that gives rise to temperature higher than normal.

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Get the facts on controlling asthma

You, I, and many others have at least one or two friends or relatives who are asthmatic. They are perfectly healthy externally, but vulnerable to dust, smoke, and a lot of things that trigger their respiratory problem. A small handheld inhaler is their essential companion. When under attack they try to wriggle out of their breathing difficulties by pumping in medicines through their mouth.

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TIPS TO AVOID SLEEP DEPRIVATION PROBLEMS

Sleep deprivation is used as a technique of interrogation where detainees are deprived of sleep. The effect is so torturous that even the toughest person can breakdown. This may explain as to why in our day to day life insomnia or sleeplessness pushes us to errors, mistakes, accidents and some behavioral problems.

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CROHN’S DISEASE (IBD)

Crohn’s disease is a chronic disorder that occurs due to inflammatory condition in any part of the gastrointestinal tract, which is why it is also known as a type of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD).

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GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES

Gastrointestinal tract comprises the most important functions of the body - intake of foods and drinks, digesting and metabolising them, and removing the undigested substances from the body in the form of excrete. However simple it may sound, in actuality, the functions are not so simple because of the involvements of so many components and factors.

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IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

Irritable Bowel syndrome or IBS is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder that afflicts a large number of people across the globe, aged or children, men or women.

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Colonoscopy: An early detection of Cancer

Early detection of cancer saves a life. Colonoscopy detects cancer of the colon and rectum most accurately. If you or a loved one is having abnormalities such as persistent blood in stool, weight loss or extreme tiredness for no obvious reasons, changed bowel habits, frequent stomach pain or cramps, etc. your doctor will most likely advise colonoscopy because this provides the best evaluation if your colon was having cancer.

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Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

An esophagogastroduodenoscopy or EGD test is also called the upper endoscopy that helps doctors examine the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract to treat symptoms and conditions affecting esophagus, stomach, and upper intestine or duodenum.

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BLADDER CANCER & SURVIVAL RATES

Notwithstanding the high occurrence of bladder cancer with the people of United States, the survival rates are good and improving, thanks to the advent of specialty drugs. However, the stage at which one is diagnosed with the disease, determines the length of survival.

Early diagnosis is very important but often gets delayed because the symptoms of bladder cancer are deceptive and are often mistaken for other urinary diseases such as hematuria and urinary frequency.

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GALLBLADDER REMOVAL SURGERY (CHOLECYSTECTOMY)

We don’t know! May be I, you and a million others are moving with stones in our gallbladder, and we simply feel no difference. Formation of gallbladder stones is not a big issue unless they block the ducts including the common bile duct, preventing release of bile from the gallbladder. If that happens, it is terribly painful.

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BCG FOR BLADDER CANCER

Danger from cancer doesn’t stop after your treatment has finished, because it may come back after a gap of time. In fact, doctors are wary of using the term “cure” in the treatment of cancer because your body could still have some undetected cancer cells that might come to the fore after some time.

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EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTIONS

Inflammation that is related to low back leg pain and neck-related arm pain, are treated by a common method called Epidural Steroid Injections or ESIs. Such pain occurs primarily due to two reasons: Spinal Stenosis or Disc Herniation.

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BARIATRIC PROCEDURES

If you or a loved one of you is severely obese and frustrated that all your efforts to lose weight Have failed to produce any long term result, then Bariatric surgery can be a great aide to you to achieve that and a lot more. Thousands of morbidly obese people have been able to transform their lives through successful bariatric surgeries.

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ABDOMINAL HYSTERECTOMY

Human female reproductive system is built on internal as well as external sex organs. There can be various types of female diseases that may require removal of certain sex organs, as part of the treatments.

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KIDNEY DIALYSIS: TREATMENT OPTION FOR KIDNEY FAILURES

Ever since it was introduced, dialysis has been considered a major treatment option for kidney failures. Whether it’s acute kidney failure or a chronic kidney failure, when other options have been tried and failed, the doctors can still save lives using dialysis and kidney transplantation.

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HERNIA

Hernias, the funny little bulges or lumps that some people have on their abdomen, groin, or even scrotum, are one of those common and benign health abnormalities that remain painless and harmless in some people for a long time since birth. However, they can be a matter of discomfort and pain in many others and requires immediate surgery called hernia repair.

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Biopsy: Types of biopsy procedure & how it is performed

If someone is asked to take a biopsy it sends chills down his/her spine, because the word implies that there could be cancer. But the upside is that biopsies often rule out cancers.

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CHIROPRACTIC CARE: AN ALTERNATIVE PAIN RELIEF THERAPY

Together with its use for healing low back pain symptoms, chiropractic care is increasingly being applied as an alternative pain relief therapy for other musculoskeletal conditions as well, including migraines, cervicogenic (pertaining to neck) headaches, joint pains, and whiplash related disorders.

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LAPAROSCOPY: MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY

Having to undergo a major surgery is stressful, given the common perception of uncertainties, pain, and long lay-offs associated with it. But that is no longer a valid fear today for the majority of medical conditions, thanks to revolutionary progress in medical technology.

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