ریڑھ کی ہڈی کی کمزوری سے بچپن میں جنم لینے والی یہ بیماری جسے سکولیوسس یا قمر میں خم کہا جاتا ہے اور اگر اس کا صحیح وقت پر علاج نہ کیا جائے تو یہ تا دیر رہنے والے درد اور چال کی خرابی کا باعث بنتا ہے۔ بعض اوقات کمر کو ایک طرف موڑ دینے والی یہ بیماری سن بلوغت کے آس پاس بھی ہو سکتی ہے۔ دماغی مرض جسے سیریبرل پلسی کہتے ہیں اور ہمارے پٹھوں کو متاثر کرنے والی ایک اور بیماری مسکولر دیسٹروفی بھی اس کا باعث بنتی ہے لیکن اس کی اصل وجہ ابھی تک صیغہ راز میں ہے۔ خاندان کے افراد میں پہلے سے موجودگی بھی اگلی نسل میں اس بیماری کا خدشہ بڑھا دیتی ہے۔

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While most cases are mild and will not affect normal body functions, severe cases can impair breathing capabilities and cardiac function. Surgery and spinal braces may be suggested to treat moderate to severe cases, but many times physical therapy, stretching, and frequent exercise are enough to drastically improve quality of life for the majority of those who have scoliosis.

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یہ مرض برسوں سے لوگوں کی زندگی کو کٹھن کر رہا ہے۔ یہ تب جنم لیتا ہے جب ہمارے جسم میں موجود پیورین ٹوٹ کر یورک ایسڈ بناتی ہیں جو کہ عام طور پر ہمارے جسم سے پیشاب کے ذریعے خارج کر دیا جاتا ہے جبکہ اگر یہ کمپاؤنڈ بہت ذیادہ مقدار میں بننے لگے تو اس کے کرسٹلز جوڑوں میں جمع ہو کر وہاں ایک درد سے بھرپور ری ایکشن کا باعث بنتے ہیں۔ یہ مرض گردوں کی یورک ایسڈ کو پیشاب کے ذریعے خارج کرنے کی قابلیت میں کمی کی وجہ سے یا اس کی بہت ذیادہ مقدار میں پیدا ہونے کی وجہ سے ہوتی ہے۔ ذیادہ تر گاوءٹ ہمارے پاوں کے انگوٹھے اور ہاتھ کی انگلیوں کے جوڑوں کو متاثر کرتی ہے اور جوڑ میں گرمائش اور سوزش واضح ہو رہی ہوتی ہے۔ اس کا بنیادی علاج ادویات کے ذریعے ہی ممکن ہے لیکن ہماری روز مرہ زندگی میں کچھ احتیاط بھی اس تکلیف دہ عمل سے کسی حد تک بچا سکتی ہے۔ 

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Gout, an astonishingly painful form of arthritis, is a well known, ancient condition that has been diagnosed for centuries. It occurs when purine is broken down by the body, producing a compound called uric acid. Uric acid, a waste component that is typically filtered by the kidneys, builds up, in turn, causing crystals to form that are then deposited on the joints.

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ازل سے گوشت انسانی غذا میں شامل رہا ہے۔ تاہم، کئی سالوں کی تحقیق کے مطابق گوشت خوری کو دل کے مسائل، سٹروک اور دوسری خطرناک بیماریوں کے ساتھ جوڑا جاتا ہے۔ آئیے دیکھتے ہیں کہ ان میں کتنی سچائی ہے۔ 

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Meat consumption has been a primary source of nutrition since the beginning of time. However, after years of research, can the increased incidence of heart disease, stroke, and other chronic medical conditions are tied to meat consumption? Let’s take a look.

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تیرہ ضروری وٹامنز میں سے وٹامن بی ١٢ زندگی کی بقا کیلئے انتہائی اہم ہے۔ وٹامن بی ١٢ ہمارے اعصاب اور نروز کی مضبوطی، ہمارے خون کے خلیوں کی قابلیت اور دی این اے جو کہ ہمارے سارے خلیوں کا بنیادی جزو ہے،کی بناوٹ کیلئے بہت ضروری ہے۔ عمومی طور پر اس کی کمی تب رونما ہوتی ہے جب ہمارا نظام انہظام خوراک میں موجود وٹامن بی ١٢ کو جذب کر کے خون تک پہنچانے میں ناکام ہو جاتا ہے۔ انڈے، دودھ، پنیر، بکرے اور گائے کا گوشت، مچھلی اور چکن کا گوشت، شیل فش اور غذائیت سے بھرپور اناج ان چند اشیائے خوردونوش میں سے ہیں جو وٹامن بی ١٢  سے بھرپور ہیں۔ 

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Vitamin B12 is one of the thirteen essential vitamins necessary to support life. The primary functions of vitamin B12 are to promote nerve function, maintain healthy blood cells, and aid in the production of DNA, which is the building block of every cell throughout the body.  Usually, a deficiency occurs when the body is unable to properly absorb the vitamin, which is found in specific foods.  Foods that are high in vitamin B12 include eggs, milk, cheese, red meat, white meat, fish, shellfish, and fortified cereals.

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ورزش ہمارے جسم میں ایک ہارمون جسے اینڈورفن یا ہیپی ہارمون کہتے ہیں کے اخراج کا باعث بنتی ہے۔ دن کے آغاز میں ورزش سے خارج ہونے والا اینڈورفن بقیہ دن کے دوران مثبت توانائی اور اچھی صحت کے لئے کافی ہوتا ہے۔ ورزش کا لفظ صرف جم کیلئے مخصوص نہیں بلکہ کوئی بھی جسمانی سرگرمی جس سے انسان متحرک رہے جیسا کہ تیز رفتار سے چلنا' دوڑ لگانا' گھر کو صاف کرنا' سائیکل چلانا اور تیراکی یہ تمام ورزش ہی کے زمرے میں آتے ہیں۔ 

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Before moving toward the positive mental health activities, you can have a look at the previous part of the mental health series that how mental health affects the overall health of the human body. The following are the six major mental health activities

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دماغ اور جسم کا تعلق فلسفہ، مذہب اور طب کے ماہرین کے درمیان برابری کی سطح پر زیر بحث رہنے والا ایک اہم موضوع رہا ہے۔ ذہنی تناؤ اور پریشانی کا ہمارے جسم پر اثر اس تعلق کی خوب نشاندہی کرتا ہے۔ یہ تناوء ہمارے دل کی دھڑکن کی رفتار بڑھانے کے ساتھ ساتھ سر درد اور معدے کی خرابی کا باعث بنتا ہے۔ یہ تمام علامات کسی جسمانی مرض کے نتیجے میں نہیں بلکہ نفسیاتی تناوء کی وجہ سے پیدا ہوتی ہیں۔ ذہن میں جنم لینے والی اس کشمکش کے کیا اثرات ہو سکتے ہیں؟ 

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It is widely debated by philosophical, religious, and biological experts alike the power of the mind-body connection.  The effect of stress on the body is the ideal illustration of the relationship between the mind and body.  When the body undergoes stress, the heart rate increases, a headache may develop, or perhaps even an upset stomach.  All of these symptoms come from not a physical ailment, but rather a disruption in the mental or emotional state.  So, what are the consequences stemming from turmoil in the mind?

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پوری دنیا میں ڈپریشن حیرت انگیز حد تک ایک عام بیماری بن چکا ہے. ماضی میں اس کے بارے میں بات کرنا بہت معیوب سمجھا جاتا تھا لیکن اب لوگوں کی سوچ بدل رہی ہے۔ نفسیاتی بیماریوں پر جتنی توجہ درکار ہے اتنی ملنا شروع ہو گئی ہے۔ ڈپریشن ایک موڈ سے متعلقہ بیماری ہے اور یہ روز مرہ کے کام مثلا" کھانا، پینا، سونا، جاگنا اور معاشرتی رویوں کو شدید طور پر متاثر کرتا ہے۔ ڈیپریشن کئی اقسام کا ہو سکتا ہے جیسا کہ سیزنل، پوسٹ پارٹم (بچے کی پیدائش کے بعد والے عرصے میں جنم لینے والا) اور (مستقل رہنے والا ڈپریشن)۔ کسی بھی قسم کے ڈیپریشن میں پیدا ہونے والی ناامیدی کی شدید لہر انسان کو تباہ کن حد تک متاثر کرتی ہے۔

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Worldwide, depression is an astonishingly common disorder, and although it has been taboo to discuss in the past, a new leaf is beginning to turn over.  Mental illness is starting to be addressed and given the attention it rightfully deserves. Depression is classified as a mood disorder, and it can affect daily activities, such as eating, sleeping, and social interactions. There are a variety of depressions, including seasonal, postpartum, and persistent.  Regardless of the type, the feeling of debilitating hopelessness is apparent while suffering from depression.

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مستقل طور پر ڈر اور پریشانی کے شکار لوگوں کو اپنے شکنجے میں بآسانی پھنسانے والی یہ بیماری خاصی خطرناک ہے۔ اس نفسیاتی بیماری کی 3 اقسام ہیں جن میں پینک ڈس آرڈر، جینرلائزڈ انزائیٹی ڈس آرڈر اور فوبیازفوبیاز شامل ہیں۔ کبھی کبھار بے تابی اور بے چینی کا شکار ہونا تو ہر انسان کی زندگی کا حصہ ہے لیکن اگر یہ علامات 6 ماہ یا ذیادہ عرصے تک موجود رہیں تو اسے انزائیٹی ڈس آرڈر بیچینی کہیں گے۔ روزمرہ کے تمام کام جیسا کہ سکول، دفتر اور گھریلو زندگی پر اس چیز کے منفی اثرات مرتب ہوتے ہیں۔ 

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Anxiety is a disorder that can be crippling to those who suffer from the turmoil of constant fear and worry.  There are three anxiety disorder classifications, which include panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and phobia-related disorders.  While occasional anxiety is something everyone will endure, anxiety disorders will occur every day for six months or longer. Daily activities, such as work, school, and relationships, can be affected by anxiety disorders.

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ڈاکٹر سے کرایا جائے والا باقاعدہ جسمانی معائنہ جسے عرف عام میں "چیک اپ" کہا جاتا ہے، انتہائی اہمیت کا حامل ہے جس کے نتیجے میں عوام میں پائے جانے والے بہت سے موذی امراض قبل از وقت قابو کئے جا سکتے ہیں۔ حسب معمول چیک اپ ہمارے جسمانی و ذہنی ساخت کو اعتدال میں رکھنے کیلئے بھی نہایت مفید ثابت ہوتے ہیں۔  اپنی صحت سے متعلق مسائل کو اپنے معالج کے ساتھ بسا اوقات زیر بحث لانے سے نہ صرف ان پر قابو پانے میں مدد ملتی بلکہ اپنے مرض کے بارے میں ضروری جانکاری بھی حاصل ہوتی ہے۔ 

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Regular physical examinations by a physician, also known as check-ups, are of vital importance and should be done yearly to ensure early detection of the numerous life-threatening conditions plaguing the population today.  Also, through regular check-ups, it is easier to stay on track towards achieving your overall health and wellness goals. Frequent discussions with your doctor about your health objectives and how to fulfill them should be a driving force behind scheduling your yearly check-up. 

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عمر کے ہر حصے میں برابر مقبولیت رکھنے والی یہ انرجی ڈرنکس گزرتے وقت کے ساتھ ساتھ مزید شہرت پا رہی ہیں۔ ان کو نہ صرف ہمارے جسم اور دماغ کو چست رکھنے بلکہ اس میں موجود وٹامن بی کمپلکس کی وجہ سے ہماری صحت کیلئے بھی فائدہ مند کہا جاتا ہے۔ سوال یہ ہے کہ کیا ان باتوں کو مد نظر رکھتے ہوئے ہم لوگ ان انرجی ڈرنکس کو اپنی زندگی کا حصہ بنا لیں؟ آج کا آرٹیکل اسی موضوع پر روشنی ڈالے گا۔

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Energy drinks are widespread across a multitude of age groups and are only growing in popularity with every passing year.  They are advertised to not only boost mental clarity and reduce fatigue, but they also are promoted as “healthy” due to the B-vitamins found in many of these drinks.  So, should we buy into the belief that energy drinks are a positive addition to your daily line-up? Let’s find out.

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ویریکوز وینز (Varicose Veins) مختلف شعبہ ہائے زندگی سے تعلق رکھنے والے لوگوں کو متاثر کرتی رہی ہیں۔ کچھ لوگ اپنی جابز کی وجہ سے مستقل بیٹھے رہنے یا کھڑے رہنے کے باعث اس بیماری میں مبتلا ہو جاتے ہیں اور کچھ خواتین دوران حمل اس کا شکار ہو جاتی ہیں۔ خون کی نالیوں کی کمزوری سے جنم لینے والی یہ بیماری خاص طور پر خواتین اور ان افراد میں ذیادہ پائی جاتی ہے جن کے خاندان میں یہ بیماری پہلے سے موجود ہو۔ یہ دکھنے میں سوزش سے بھرپور پھولی ہوئی، ابھری ہوئی یا مڑی ہوئی نالیوں کی شکل کی ہوتی ہیں اور ان کی وجہ سے مندرجہ ذیل علامات ظاہر ہوتی ہیں: 

 

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Varicose veins seem to plague numerous people from various walks of life.  Some develop them due to a job that requires an excessive amount of sitting or standing, while others develop them from pregnancy.  Woman and those with a family history are more prone to develop varicose veins, which are caused by weakened blood vessels.  They can appear swollen, bulging or twisted, and symptoms include pain, worsened pain after sitting or standing, itching around the vein, and a heavy, burning, or throbbing sensation. What can you do to treat this issue at home?

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ایک صدی سے دریافت شدہ 'جادوئی گولیاں' جنہیں ہم 'ملٹی وٹامنز' کے نام سے جانتے ہیں۔ یہ جدید طرز علاج کا ایک نیا شاہکار ہے۔ یہ ڈاکٹرز اور مریضوں دونوں میں برابری کی سطح پر مشہور ہونے کے باعث بلین ڈالر کی سرمایہ کاری کا ذریعہ بن رہی ہیں۔ آخر اس کی وجہ کیا ہے؟ یہ ہمارے لئے کیوں اہم ہیں؟ 

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Multivitamins are a relatively new concept with the discovery of these “magic pills” taking place within the last 100 years. The industry itself continues to generate billions of dollars each year due to the push to consume them from both doctors and layman alike.  So, why are they popular? Do we need them and most importantly, do we know what we are ingesting?

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Many are aware that adequate sleep is a necessity, but most do not understand the “why” behind sufficient sleep. Eight hours of sleep is considered the ideal number of hours to hinder the occurrence of co-morbidities. In addition to exercise and healthy eating, a good nights sleep rounds out the dynamic trio to promote whole body wellness. So, what are the health consequences of not reaching that “magic number”? Let’s discuss them below.

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We all know that pregnancy is one of the most sensitive times in the life of a woman so its important to get a healthy diet. There are some foods or drinks that should be avoided to remain healthy during the course of pregnancy. Let’s have a look at 5 foods or drinks to avoid when pregnancy

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When trying to quit smoking, it is both physically and emotionally challenging. So, it of utmost importance to be aware of these challenges and face them head-on. Smoking is often used in an attempt to reduce stress or other emotions, such as depression, anxiety, and even boredom. All of these emotions will continue to be with you throughout your lifetime, so adopting alternative stress reducers is a therapeutic approach to coping with these feelings.

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Deciding to quit smoking is the first step towards improving your lifestyle and overall health. Although sometimes is easier said than done because of the addictive substance found in tobacco called nicotine. Nicotine has the same effect as alcohol or illicit drugs, meaning it will continue to pull you back in.

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Smoking continues to be one of the leading causes of disease and death worldwide due to the numerous complications that arise from tobacco use.  It has been shown to cause cancer, heart disease, stroke, and multiple lung diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. 

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After having a look at the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorder, now its time to check the daily lifestyle changes that can create an impact on your daily life and heal the thyroid.  

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It is essential to summarize the diagnostic process and treatment options available.  Diagnosis in regards to thyroid dysfunction is through a thorough physical examination, an overview of family history, comprehensive blood work, and if indicated, a biopsy or ultrasound. 

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The thyroid, a powerhouse organ that is a part of the endocrine system, is a butterfly-shaped gland found in the front of the neck just below the Adam’s Apple.   It aids in controlling many functions throughout the body including mood stabilization, digestion, brain development, and metabolism.

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Building on the information from the previous article, Thyroid Disorder Overview, today, we will be dissecting the production of thyroid hormones. This article will review thyroid hormone function, from where they originate, and how they oversee specific processes.

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Thalassemia is a rare blood disorder that affects the production of hemoglobin, which is an essential component needed to bind with oxygen in the bloodstream.  Once paired, oxygen is then transported throughout the body via the red blood cells. If there is not enough hemoglobin or if the hemoglobin is damaged, there will be less oxygenated blood, in turn, leading to shortness of breath, fatigue or weakness.

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Summertime is quickly approaching, so it is time to review a few basic summer rules to keep your skin healthy and sunburn free without missing out on exciting opportunities. Hopefully, these tips will instill a safe, skin-conscious mindset that will enable you to take full advantage of the summer fun and sun.

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These lifestyle tips should encourage you to take control of your health regarding hypertension.  Utilize these five modifiers appropriately and watch what your body will do in return. The human body is capable of incredible things, and it is our job to equip it to operate at peak performance.

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Many people believe that the heart is solely responsible for the regulation of blood pressure. However, the body is an intricate collection of systems continually working together to keep your body running appropriately. The kidneys, two small bean-shaped organs, are of vital importance in regards to blood pressure stabilization. However, many people are entirely unaware of their influence beyond their principal role of filtering electrolytes and creating urine. 

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Hypertension, the medical term for high blood pressure, affects 1 in 3 adults, which is an outstanding statistic. The definition of hypertension is the measurement of the force exerted against the arteries while the heart pumps.  Normal blood pressure is thought to be 120/80 mmHg.  The systolic measurement or the top number represents the pressure exerted while the heart is contracting. 

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Diabetes, like many chronic medical conditions, should entail a two-part treatment program involving lifestyle modifications in addition to medications. The pairing of the two is the ultimate combination to ensure a balanced, healthy life. Today, we are going to be reviewing medications that can be used to treat diabetes while also focusing on nutrition and exercise regimens that are specific to diabetes.

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When experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to seek the opinion of a medical professional. While some of these can be individually linked to other medical conditions, typically people diagnosed with diabetes present with multiple symptoms out of the list above.

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In order to fully comprehend the essential role glucose and insulin play in the body, it is helpful to look at the entire process of cellular energy starting at the first step, food consumption. When food or drink enters the body, it is digested and then either absorbed or excreted.

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The general population has heard of diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus, as it has become a commonplace medical condition. In 2015, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), diabetics make up 9.4 % of the population, which is equivalent to 30.3 million people. That is an outstanding number of people with a disease that continues to be the seventh leading cause of death, per the ADA, related to chronic medical conditions.

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An itchy throat is just one of those things that are incredibly irritating and can put a damper on your daily activities. Many times, an itchy throat can signal the beginning of a terrible allergy day, an asthma flareup or perhaps the start of an ugly cold. Whatever the cause, let’s discuss five simple ways to manage your itchy throat at home.

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Whether your stone is small or large, there will be pain attributed to passing it through your urinary system. Without preventative measures, the chance of reoccurrence is high, so let's discuss certain precautions that should be taken to prevent kidney stones from forming.

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Headaches can be incredibly debilitating and quite painful for those who frequently suffer from them.  There are many types of headaches, but the most common include tension, cluster, and migraines. Some people are more prone to headaches due to genetic predisposition or as a side effect of certain medications. However, other causes include dehydration, neck or back pain, poor sleep, alcohol, and stress.

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The digestive system plays a large roll in whole body wellness. Without a healthy gut, it will be hard pressed to stay in good health and ward off unwanted illness because the gut houses 70% of your immune system. So, it is of vital importance to take care of it so it can take care of you.

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It has become increasingly difficult to act on this information in our hectic day-to-day life. So, how can you achieve an active lifestyle while working that 9-5 and balancing work, school, and children? Below, we will be discussing 5 practical ways to implement 30 minutes of activity 5 days a week.

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The vulnerable populations that are at risk for the influenza virus include pregnant women, those over the age of sixty-five or less than the age of two, and those with a chronic medical condition, such as HIV, cancer, asthma, diabetes or neurological illnesses.

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Peptic Ulcer Disease, also known by the general population as a stomach ulcer, is a condition that affects 1 in 10 people at some point throughout their lives. Today, we will discuss the different types of ulcers as well as symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options available.

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While alopecia is most commonly hereditary, there are multiple other causes of hair loss ranging from diet, medication, hormones, hair disorders, and chronic medical conditions. Below, we will be discussing three common causes of hair loss in addition to how to combat these causes.

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For those who have had tooth pain, it can be quite painful and surprising that such a small part of the body can contribute to such great pain. There are varying causes of tooth pain, however, we will focus on 5 typical causes and how to address them.

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There are certain foods that can help you lose weight because they help you feel full for a longer period of time and some of them help to boost your metabolism.

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Anemia gets started when there is a major decrease in the red blood cells circulating in the body. The general population faces this disorder the most as it is one of the most common blood disorders. There are some symptoms of anemia which include pale skin, chest pain, and headaches. Sometimes anemia initiates itself when some other diseases start disrupting production of the healthy RCBs.

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Many cases of type 2 diabetes can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Reducing your family’s risk starts at home. When a family eats healthy meals and exercises together, all family members benefit and encourage behaviors that could help prevent type 2 diabetes in the family.

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Tobacco smoking, the most established cause of lung carcinogenesis. The World Health Organization estimates that lung cancer deaths worldwide will continue to rise, largely as a result of an increase in global tobacco use, especially in Asia

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World Diabetes Day is observed annually on 14th of November every year by International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The main aim of this awareness day is to create public awareness of the causes, prevention, diagnosis, management and treatment of diabetes.

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World Pneumonia Day is annually held on November 12 to raise awareness of pneumonia, promote prevention and treatment, and generate action to fight the illness.

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Pneumonia is a form of acute respiratory infection that affects the lungs, making breathing painful and limiting oxygen intake. Pneumonia can be spread in a number of ways.

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Dr, Waqas Ahmed, CEO American TelePhysicians Group receiving GEC Catalyst Award for being the finalist among top 200+ companies at Connected Health Conference!

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Approximately 2 healthcare-associated infections occur in hospitals each year in any country, resulting in 90,000 deaths. For 30 years, CDC and infection-control professionals have implemented prevention strategies to reduce health-care-associated Infections.

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As 15th October celebrated as global hand washing day so we are spreading the awareness and importance of washing hand all over the world by celebrating “Global Hand Washing Day”. The first Global Handwashing Day was held in 2008, when over 120 million children around the world washed their hands with soap in more than 70 countries. Each year, over 200 million people are involved in celebrations in over 100 countries around the world.

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Hepatitis affects everyone, everywhere. Know it. Confront it! Learn more about this silent killer.

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American TelePhysicians was selected as a Finalist of the GEC (Green Electronics Council) 2018 Catalyst Awards for their SHIFA4U project and will be formally recognized as a 2018 GEC Catalyst Award Finalist at the Connected Health Conference taking place in Boston this October 17-19, 2018.

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Melasma is a skin problem, characterize by dark, discolored patches predominantly on the face. This condition is more common in women than men, especially in pregnant women, hence also called as “mask of pregnancy. 

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Depression is a mood disorder characterized by persistence feeling of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest which interferes with persons daily activities. It also affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. 

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Hepatitis can be easily understood as infection of Liver by a set of viruses which can be divided into two groups according to their mode of transmission and nature of the illness. Relatively less severe for also commonly known as “Pela Yarkan” is caused by Hepatitis A or Hepatitis E virus and in most of the cases the diseases are acute but self-limiting and of low intensity.

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Being the 2nd prevalent country suffering from Hepatitis C related liver disease has a very low awareness among the general public regarding the magnitude of this issue. Therefore people are still least bothered as far as “safe health practices” are concerned. A lot of people are still at risk of unsafe injections and unsterilized equipment being used at registered centers as well as unregistered centers being run by quacks.

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Hypertension or high blood pressure is also known as the silent killer defined as high pressure in the arteries, (which are the vessels that carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body). Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases the risk of serious health problems, including heart attack, kidney failure, and stroke.

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Hirsutism is a condition of abnormal hair growth in women and is characterized by thick and coarse, hair in areas where women usually do not have any hair such as face, chest, abdomen, and back. Patients may feel self-conscious about having unwanted body hair and this can be emotionally very distressing.

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Autism is a neurological and developmental disorder which affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with other people. Autism affects about 1 in 68 children and is more prevalent in boys than girls.

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A very high birth rate has led to a growth rate of 2.1 % in Pakistani population. As we know that per capita income derives by dividing national income on total population. Low per capita income shows the population explosion. Per capita income in Pakistan is about $ 1254. Another symbol of overpopulation is unemployment and it becomes difficult to adjust the huge population in economic activities.

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World health organization (WHO) has recently recognized that people who are addicted to video games are in fact suffering from a specific disorder named “Gaming Disorder” and included it in 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).

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We all are living with a very busy and tough schedule where we could not find any proper time for ourselves. Still you lookout for any extra time you can avail for the exercise and then you remember an event to attend in the coming week. 

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More than 50% of Pakistani children are suffering from anemia, and there are more than 2 dozen well-established causes of that. Sickle cell anemia is also one of the established causes although the estimated prevalence in Pakistani population is roughly 4%.  Sickle cell Anemia is caused due to a small genetic defect inherited from parents leading to a change in the shape of Red Blood Cells (RBCs) from ovoid to sickle.

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Tea is one of the most consumed drinks in the world, comes second after water and green tea is an option in the list of teas that not only has a delicious taste but also beneficial to the health as well. Research suggests that green tea may not be the only solution for the weight loss but many people still find it as a useful one and a healthy addition to life.

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ایک محتاط اندازے کے مطابق دنیا بھر میں تقریباً ہر ایک لاکھ میں سے ایک شخص achalasia کے مرض میں مبتلا ہے. اس بیماری میں خوراک کی نالی کی حرکت خراب ہو جاتی ہے اور مریض کھانا یا پانی پینا نگلنے کی کوشش کرتا ہے تو خوراک کی نالی کے نیچے حصے کے relax نہ ہونے کی وجہ سے کھانا معدہ تک نہیں پہنچ پاتا اور خوراک کی نالی میں جمع ہونا شروع ہو جاتا ہے جو بلا آخر متلی کی صورت میں باہر آ جاتا ہے.

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The kidney stone is made up of minerals that form inside your kidneys. They can be as small as sugar crystal or as large as golf balls. These stones may stay in your kidneys or are passed out in urine. If a stone is too large, it gets stuck in the urinary tract to cause intense pain and may lead to blockage resulting in kidney damage if not removed.

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Warts are small lumps or rough growths on your skin and are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They are most commonly found in your feet and hands but you can get them anywhere. The HP virus is contagious and is often transmitted in the areas of public use, such as gyms and swimming pool etc.  They are more commonly found in children than adults.

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Diabetes is one of most common chronic diseases of the developed world. It is so common, that we have World Diabetes Day on November 14th each year, that was introduced by WHO and November is considered a Diabetes Month in the USA. 

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Rabies is a life-threatening disease caused by the bite of infected animals most commonly stray dogs. Though wild animals and some other canines can harbor the causative organism. In Pakistan, now youngster and others are keeping the pet dogs. 

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Once again dense smog has engulfed the city of Lahore over the last few days raising fears of not just visibility but additionally the ones bearing on health too. Thick pollutant layer of smog has covered the sky of the city and the sun is blocked yet again.

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Fatigue is a feeling of lack of energy and motivation which can be either physical, mental or both and is usually triggered by overwork or stress but could be an early symptom of underlying diseases and should not be neglected.  

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Flu Vaccination

November 01, 2017 | Dr. Uzair Ghani

In every family, we have parents and grandparents above 60s and 70s and small children. In the extreme of age like young children and elderly, the immune system which provides natural protection from diseases and helps us remain healthy is less efficient. The ideal approach to protect our health is prevention from diseases.

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Cholesterol is a thick fatty substance that is produced by the liver and is also found in various foods. The main types of cholesterol are LDL (low -density lipoprotein): also called as bad cholesterol. High level of LDL cholesterol can clog your arteries and can cause heart attack and stroke. 

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Typhoid Vaccine

October 27, 2017 | Dr. Uzair Ghani

Typhoid fever is a quite common clinical condition in Pakistan due to poor hygiene and sanitation conditions. The food handling is not good and generally, the public is unsure about the food quality. Once you are infected with this microorganism, you may acquire a specific clinical symptom.

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Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility. It is called a ‘silent disease’ because it progresses without symptoms or pain until a fracture occurs, usually in the hip, spine, wrist or shoulder. It can lead to pain, disability and, in some cases, even death.

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Acne is a skin disease that results in pimples, whiteheads, blackheads and nodules. It commonly occurs during puberty but can occur at any age. Common sites for acne are face, back, chest and shoulders.  Causes of Acne Fluctuating Hormone level is one of the main cause of acne.

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Anti-Aging Tips

October 23, 2017 | Rabia Waqas

Skin is the largest organ of your body and its health is essential for a healthy and younger appearance. Here are some of the best diet tips to help you appear younger.

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Risks of Anti-Inflammatory Drug usage (NSAIDs commonly known ​as pain killers) in long term and even short term are very high regarding their association with kidney injury, increase in blood pressure, Heart failure exacerbation (in patients with history of Heart disease) and peptic ulcer disease. In USA & Pakistan they are used heavily and self-prescribed for pain and commonly known as magic drug (Dard ki dawa) for every pain.

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October is Breast Cancer awareness month – also known as PINKtober. Several cultural taboos are hindering breast cancer awareness in Pakistan. Women often do not like open discussion about their breast issues. Breast cancer awareness is the major task, and providing privacy for this discussion is yet another challenge.

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The chickenpox vaccine is a shot that can protect nearly anyone who receives the vaccine from catching chickenpox. It's also called the varicella vaccine, because chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. The vaccine is made from a live but weakened, or attenuated, virus. Why get vaccinated? Chickenpox is a common childhood disease. It is usually mild, but it can be serious, especially in young infants and adults.

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