Author: Dr.K.P.V.Rao

Dr.K.P.V.Rao is a General Medical Practitioner. He graduated as an MBBS from Dr. Vaishampayan Memorial Medical College, Solapur, Kolhapur University, India in May 1983. He was a resident doctor in Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery at B Y L Nair Hospital, Mumbai in 1983-84. At present, he is practicing medicine at Vashi, Navi Mumbai, India. He has 36 years of experience in General Medical Practice and writes medical blogs.


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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 […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

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?” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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