Online Physician

Online Physician
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Gallstones are an important cause of severe abdominal pain requiring emergency surgery and causing death. The types of gall stones, their formation, clinical features, investigations, treatment and prevention are discussed here.
Headache is a very common cause of visits to doctors, which is not always necessary. This article points out the commonest causes of headache (tension, migraine, sinusitis, neuralgias) and how to cope with those.
Acne is a common skin condition among teenagers and young adults, occurring due to a blockade in the sebaceous glands of the skin. The pathophysiological process includes formation of black heads, white heads and inflammation driven by Propionibacterium acnes. Factors increasing sebum...
Bronchial asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the small airways due to inflammatory reaction and remodeling. This is brought about by T-helper cells, B cells, mast cells and macrophages. The pathophysiology of bronchial asthma and the effect of bronchial asthma on the homeost...
Malignant melanoma is a cancer of the melanocytes in the skin commonly seen to increase with the increasing distance from the equator. Though some are familial, the major risk factor is the exposure to UV rays. After staging the disease is treated with surgery, chemotherapy or immunot...
Breast cancer is the commonest cancer among women. The risk factors for breast cancer and the alarming features of breast cancer are discussed in this article.
Insulin is an anabolic hormone secreted by the β cells of the pancreas. Lack of insulin secretion or its action in the target tissue is the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus and replacement of insulin as a drug is one of the commonest and standard treatments of diabetes. This arti...
Insulin is an anabolic hormone secreted by the β cells of the pancreas. Lack of insulin secretion or its action in the target tissue is the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus and replacement of insulin as a drug is one of the commonest and standard treatments of diabetes. This arti...
Osteoporosis occurs due to an imbalance between the bone resorption and bone formation causing bones to get week and sustain fractures. The risk factors for osteoporosis and the treatment modalities are described here along with measures to prevent osteoporosis.
Obesity is a common observation among children with the increased availability of fast food and decreased activity in the life-style. Some tips to control and prevent obesity are discussed here.
Obesity is a common observation among children with the increased availability of fast food and decreased activity in the life-style. The causes of childhood obesity and why should oebsity be controlled are discussed here.
Vitamin C also known as ascorbic acid is found in almost all the fresh fruits and vegetables which have a sour taste. Being an antioxidant Vitamin C is known to reduce the risk of cancer and infection and is known to delay the process of ageing. This article gives a description on wha...
Vitamin A is a group of natural chemical compounds retinol, retinal and retinoic acid. It is an antioxidant and is essential for normal vision, skin and bone texture and immune function. The digestion and absorption, storage, functions (with what happens in deficiency and excess)and ...
Alcohol is a popular beverage consumed in large quantities all over the world for centuries. The energy content of alcoholic beverages, their metabolism, safe limits and impact of alcohol on health are discussed in this article.
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