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Do You Have Backache or Sciatica? Learn how To Relieve Your Pain

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Image Source: Canva Pro ‍Backache or Sciatica- which one do you have? Are you suffering from backache? Does it hurt every time you stand up after sitting for a long time or bend down? Do you have trouble walking because of the shooting pains in your hips and legs? Or are you suffering with sciatica […]

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How To Know Which Type of Worms Inhabit Your Bowels- 5 Ways to Treat Them

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And live a healthy life By Dr. K. P. V. Rao Image Source: Canva Pro ‍Introduction In my last article on Cluster Headache, I had made a passing remark that my next article will be on a much-neglected topic-Worm Infestation- yet a very important topic for our overall health. Intestinal worms are devouring every human […]

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Hypertension: The Most Comprehensive Guide to Understand and Manage It

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                        Hypertension: The Most Comprehensive Guide to Understand and Manage What is Hypertension? High blood pressure or hypertension is a condition in which the force of blood pushing against our arterial walls exceeds normal. This increased pressure may strain your heart, but also narrows […]

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Cluster Headache: What You Need to Know and What You Can Do

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Introduction In my last two articles on headache, I have described 2 types of headaches so far- Migraine and Tension Headache. If you have not already read it before, you can read it here below- If you’ve ever experienced a headache so bad that you can barely see, so bad that you can barely think, […]

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The Complete Guide to Tension Headache: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

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‍ What is a Tension Headache? A tension headache is a type of recurring headache that is not as severe as a migraine or a cluster headache. The pain associated with it can last anywhere from several hours to several days. It is categorized as an “endogenous” headache, meaning that the source of the pain […]

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All You Need to Know About Migraines And How To Beat The Pain

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Migraine headaches There are so many types of headaches and one of them is Migraine. Migraines are so intense they leave you unable to think or function normally. So, when the pain strikes, the last thing you want to be worrying about is how to deal with your headache. But migraines can be tricky and […]

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6 things About Bronchial Asthma You should know and how to treat it for good health

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6 things About Bronchial Asthma You should know and how to treat it for good health Bronchial asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways. It is the most common type, affecting more than 300 million people worldwide. It is triggered by exposure to certain triggers like pet hair, pollen, mold, cigarette smoke, and […]

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DIABETIC FOOT DISEASE-5 Suggestions on HOW TO PREVENT OR TREAT IT

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Diabetic Foot Disease-How to Prevent and Treat it Image Source: FreeImages ‍Introduction People with diabetes tend to have an increased risk of developing peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and its secondary complications, like ulcers and infections of the feet. The risk is further elevated if a patient has both diabetes and another chronic condition, such as […]

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Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: A New Way to Save Lives

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What is a minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass? Introduction Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass surgery (MIDCAB) is a new way to save lives by addressing the challenges of conventional CAB. Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass surgery is an alternative to traditional on-table, off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). It’s also known as […]

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Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis- 8 Signs, symptoms for you to know and take action

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What is Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis [ANUG] Have you ever noticed anyone having swollen gums with bleeding points and foul-smelling breath? Well, this can be what we call Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis, a condition in which the gums swell and decay or rot. Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG) is a rare, but serious form of […]

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HOW TO PREVENT OR TREAT DIABETIC FOOT DISEASE-Part 1

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DIABETIC FOOT DISEASE What is diabetic foot disease? Diabetic foot disease is a complication of poorly controlled diabetes. The picture below shows various presentations of how the changes take place in the foot due to poorly controlled blood sugar in diabetes. Introduction On 11th August 2020, I published an article on complications of diabetes. You […]

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5 Types of Drugs for Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis: What You Need to Know

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The Best Drugs Used in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Comprehensive Guide Drugs or medicines are the mainstay of any treatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis. They help relieve pain, reduce joint stiffness and help a patient to get ample rest while they work on the affected joints. By now you are very much aware that […]

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9 Yoga poses to Ease the Pain of Arthritis, Other Daily Discomforts and live a better life

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Can yoga really help you get rid of pain and stiffness in Rheumatoid arthritis? A few days back, one of my patients suffering from chronic pain in hands and legs- a case of arthritis- asked me ” Doctor, I find it difficult to move my legs and arms. Can Yoga help me in any way?” […]

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8 Simple Exercises to Relieve Joint Pain and Build Mobility in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Introduction- Having a limited range of motion can make it difficult to do even simple tasks like reaching your hand up high or bending your knees. However, keeping your joints as mobile as possible is important for preventing stiffness and pain. Arthritis—specifically rheumatoid arthritis—can often limit the range of motion in different joints. If you […]

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How to Manage Your Cholesterol Levels and have a Healthy Heart

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Introduction Having discussed the ‘Good’ ,’Bad’, and ‘Ugly’ cholesterol in my last article, today we will learn the ways for cholesterol level management for a hale and hearty life. An increase in cholesterol levels, especially the ‘bad’ and ‘ugly’ ones, above normal level induces deposition of fats in the arteries of our circulatory system by […]

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Chikungunya: 7 Crucial Symptoms and Signs you should look out for and how to prevent or treat it

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INTRODUCTION Chikungunya is an arbovirus that causes acute febrile illness with fever, joint pain and swelling, muscle pain, nausea, and rash. The disease is endemic in areas with high mosquito density and low vector resistance to environmental factors such as temperature. The prevalence of the disease is increasing worldwide due to a variety of factors […]

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6 Types Of Hepatitis-How to Treat or Prevent Them and Live a Healthy Life

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Hepatitis-Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options Introduction Hello everyone, On Saturday 9th July 2022, one patient visited my clinic with complaints of nausea, pain in abdomen, mild fever and loss of appetite. On clinical examination, abdominal palpitation revealed a slightly swollen liver. This prompted me to ask him ” How is your urine color?” The reply […]

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Typhoid Fever-How to Diagnose, Treat and Prevent It

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How to diagnose, treat and prevent Typhoid Fever Introduction- Typhoid Fever is a disease caused by a bacteria called Salmonella typhi and Para typhi, through the fecal-oral route. Why I am writing this article on Typhoid fever? As monsoon has commenced in almost all parts of India, so has different diseases and illnesses that occur […]

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Diet in Rheumatoid Arthritis [RA]: 6 Facts To help you live A Healthy, Pain-free and Better life

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Diet in RA-What to Eat, What Not to Eat, When to Eat and Which Food Gives the Maximum Benefit in Rheumatoid Arthritis When we speak about diet, we mean the food or food items that we eat to nourish our body. And, when we are talking about diet in rheumatoid arthritis or any other illness […]

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Massage-5 Benefits to help you live better with Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Massage- a practical way to get relief from pain and improve joint mobility Introduction In my previous article about Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment, I discussed how fomentation can help reduce pain in RA. Is there any other method to help overcome the discomfort of RA? Yes, there is. Along with fomentation, you […]

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5 Easy Ways To Overcome Painful Rheumatoid Arthritis And Live A Better Life

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Manage the Signs and Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis-Care for your Joints Introduction In my last article, I discussed the signs and symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis ( RA). In this article, we will discuss how to manage this disease by using these 5 easy methods, namely- fomentation, massage, diet, exercise, and medications. Before we delve into […]

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How To Know If You Are Having Rheumatoid Arthritis And How To Manage It

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Signs and Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis – Are You At Risk? What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes the body’s immune system to attack its own joints. The result? Pain and inflammation, which can make it difficult to move, exercise, and sleep. However, the severity of the symptoms you experience […]

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Best No.1 Tip For Aging Gracefully with Diabetes- Exercise

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Introduction Tip No.1 For Aging Gracefully with Diabetes-Exercise In my last article, I discussed the different complications of Diabetes and its effect on aging. Now, let us come back to tips to aging gracefully with diabetes. Exercise is the Number One tip I recommend to all my senior citizen patients. This article is not necessarily […]

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4 Great Tips For Aging Gracefully With Diabetes

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4 Great Tips for Aging Gracefully with Diabetes Aging is a natural process that everyone goes through, but, if you have diabetes and it is not controlled well, this process is accelerated. So, you overtake those people( age wise) without diabetes and appear much older than them. In my day-to-day medical practice, I come across […]

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Dementia-Part 2

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Loss of Memory Part 2- What are the Investigations in Memory loss and how to get it done Introduction- Welcome back to Part 2 of the series on Loss of Memory. In my last article[Click here in case you have not read it], we discussed the brain’s different parts and their function. Taking off from […]

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Dementia- Part1

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10 Early Signs That You Are Heading Towards Dementia How to Prevent Loss of Memory and live a Healthy Cognitive Life Introduction As the elderly population increases due to improving lifestyles, doctors are confronted with many cases of Memory loss. If you look at the picture just above the introduction, you can see what I  […]

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HOW TO CONTROL BLOOD SUGAR WITH OR WITHOUT MEDICINES

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How to Control Blood Sugar With or Without Medicines A patient who has been controlling his blood sugar very well with medicines recently asked me this question-“Doctor, can we control blood sugar without taking medicines?” My answer-“Yes. But it depends on the stage of your diabetes.” “Meaning? How?” he asked again. I then went to […]

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CHEST PAIN-HOW TO KNOW IF YOU ARE HAVING A HEART ATTACK OR NOT

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  Chest pain-how to know if you are having a heart attack Introduction Chest pain is something which we all must have experienced some time or the other. Sometimes it can be the beginning of something sinister, like for example, the first signs of an impending Heart Attack. In my 35 years of Medical Practice, […]

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Complications of Diabetes

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How to Avoid Complications of Diabetes and live a healthy life. Introduction Complications of Diabetes are those conditions in which diabetic patients suffer from the effects of high blood sugar levels on different parts or organs of the body. In my previous blogs/articles on diabetes[Click these nos. above ¹ ² ³ ] I had discussed […]

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Prudent Diet-Fats- The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

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How Having Healthy Fats Helps Your Heart and Improve Quality of Life Introduction to Dietary Fats- After writing articles on Carbohydrates and Proteins we now discuss Dietary fats, which is nothing but the Fats we use in our Diet. Hi, this is Dr. K.P.V.Rao, your mentor and guide in the world of Healthcare. In this article, you are […]

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LEPTOSPIROSIS

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Leptospirosis- Know How to Guard Against it and Stay Healthy Introduction- Leptospirosis is a water-borne disease that occurs in the rainy season. It is caused by an organism called Leptospira, which is shed by rats, dogs, cattle, etc., through their urine. These animals are the carriers of this organism and they harbor it in their […]

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MALARIA

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MALARIA FEVER Introduction Malaria fever is only next to Dengue and chikungunya spread by mosquitos. In this disease, a female anopheles mosquito[shown below] is a culprit. They feed in the night on human blood and breed during the daytime. These mosquitoes transmit the malaria parasite from person to person by their bites. Why I am […]

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Most Effective Ways To Treat Osteoarthritis[OA]-Stagewise

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Most Effective  Ways To Osteoarthritis[OA] – Medications In my last article on Osteoarthritis, I had written about the preventive aspect of the disease- in this article, I will be discussing the medication aspect. Osteoarthritis pain can be debilitating and prevent one from doing some activities. — Arthritis Disorders (@ArthritisDisord) December 9, 2020 How to treat Osteoarthritis […]

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Prudent Diet-Proteins

Eat more Proteins and Live a Happy Healthy Life Introduction Proteins form an important part of the diet in a diabetic patient. Research has found that they are an alternative to energy production after carbohydrates and fats in conditions leading to starvation. You must have noticed that in a starving person, the patient loses weight […]

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Osteoarthritis-Management and Prevention

OSTEOARTHRITIS Management – 3 Simple Yet Effective Tips Introduction- Osteoarthritis management is a challenge that most of us face while we are sufferingfrom it. But it is not difficult. In this article, we will learn the management of osteoarthritis-its prevention in the first place, and if you are already into it, how to manage it […]

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Covid19 scare- How it is affecting our lives and What should we do.

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How does the Coronavirus pandemic affect our routine life Open any news channel or newspaper- the first thing which you notice is the latest update on Covid19 and it’s aftermath or progress all over the world. When I wrote my first article on 7th February 2020, the cases were restricted mainly to China and a […]

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ORAL ANTI-DIABETIC DRUGS[ OADS]

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Oral Anti-diabetic drugs[OADs] What are Oral Anti-diabetic Drugs? Oral Anti-diabetic Drugs[OADs] are those medicines that are given mostly to Type 2 Diabetic patients. After discussing the importance of Insulin injection in my last post, we now come to the treatment of diabetes mellitus with Oral Anti-diabetic drugs[OADs]. A large number of oral antidiabetic drugs are […]

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Diabetes- 4 Important Investigations to Help You Control Your Blood Sugar

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4 Important Investigations To Show You If You Are Going In For Diabetes Introduction to Investigations in Diabetes Hello Friends, Investigations in Diabetes form an important part in the control of the disease. There are 4 specific investigations to help you understand diabetes mellitus better. We will discuss each one of them in the paragraphs […]

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Diabetes Mellitus-Part 3-Know the signs and symptoms

Know your diabetes and live a happy, trouble-free life Today, as I am writing this article, all over the world Diabetes Mellitus is spreading like wildfire with barely any solution to end it. What we as human beings, have achieved is control over the signs, symptoms, and complications of the disease. Is there any way […]

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Diabetes Mellitus-Causes and Types for You to Know

ββ Causes and Types of Diabetes Introduction- Knowing the types and causes of diabetes can help in better control of its effect on all parts/ organs of our body. In my last post, I discussed how Diabetes Mellitus{DM} derived its name and the difference between Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetes Insipidus. Today we will try to […]

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Diabetes Mellitus- How to go about it if you have it

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What is Diabetes Mellitus? Introduction About 3000 years ago, ancient Egyptians discovered that some people had excessive thirst, hunger and urination. Probably it was at that time Diabetes was unofficially discovered. Even in ancient Indian scriptures, mention has been made of urine of some people attracted ants. The physicians that time thought that the urine […]

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HYPERTENSION- 4 different ways to measure your blood pressure

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4 Different Ways to Measure Your Blood Pressure and Know if You Have Hypertension   Introduction In my last blog, I had discussed the various causes of hypertension. Today we learn how to measure Blood Pressure[B.P.]. using the different types of BP measuring instruments. Types of BP apparatuses in use- There are 4 varieties available […]

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HYPERTENSION PART 2

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Dear Friends, Yesterday I tried to impress upon you why uncontrolled hypertension is important from the complication point of view. Today we will find out what exactly is B.P. and how it becomes hypertension. All the major organs in our body like the brain,heart,lungs,kidney etc never take rest even when we are sleeping.Heart is the […]

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