An Entity or a Pseudo Disease? Prehypertension corresponds to BP values above 120/80 mmHg and below 140/90 mmHg. In a recent study published in BMC medicine, Huang et al challenged current guidelines which label blood pressure below 140/90 as being normal by conducting that prehypertension (even at lower levels of...
The Bronchoscopy Like the tree has a stem which divide multiple times in to branches to form twigs, our respiratory system has the main airway, the trachea, which further divides multiple times (bronchi) to form very small air pipes- the bronchioles. Like the leaves breathe for the tree, the alveoli...
Back and neck pain is a common condition that affects all age groups. It is estimated that back and neck pain affect 80% of the population at some time of their life. It is more common in industrialized and modern societies while it is much less prevalent in agricultural...
Age is the single most important factor affecting the woman’s fertility and her chances of having a child. We have to understand a fact that ovaries have a life span. Women are born with all the eggs they will ever have. At birth there are about one million eggs....
Do you have heavy menstrual bleeding, low back pain? Do you have abdominal fullness or swelling? You could be having fibroids. Uterine Fibroids, also called myomas, are common, benign muscular growths that develop in the uterus. They are seen in upto 70% of women. By the age of 50 years,...
Febrile seizures are convulsions brought on by a fever in infants or small children. During a febrile seizure, a child often loses consciousness and shakes, moving limbs on both sides of the body. Less commonly, the child becomes rigid or has twitches in only a portion of the body,...
Bad breath, medically called halitosis, is a very common problem affecting 1 in 4 people globally. The most common cause is bad oral hygiene. However, in some cases bad breath can be caused by some general medical conditions. If you don't brush and floss teeth daily, food particles can remain...
In recent years, parts of the Middle East have been experiencing a food related public health crisis: an extreme rise in Type-2 Diabetes in the Arabian Peninsula region. Bahrain has the eighth highest rate of diabetes, according to the latest statistics conducted in 2015. The Kingdom is also ranked...
Drinking enough water is essential for the human body to function, but drinking too much can be just as dangerous as drinking too little. A panel of 17 experts from around the world collaboratively wrote guidelines outlining the safest way to drink water without going overboard. The new guidelines...
For the different kinds of occupation that we all have, stress is one common factor that looms large in our lives in varying degrees. For many of us, relaxation means zoning out in front of the TV at the end of a stressful day. But this does little to...