A colon or large intestine is the place in the body that extracts water and salt from the solid wastes. The waste then passes by the rectum and exits the body through the anus. Colon cancer occurs when abnormal cell growth is developed in the large intestine. Mostly, colon cancer initiates from the non-cancerous tumors... Continue Reading →
Jaundice is a disease that turns skin and eyes yellow. Generally, newborn babies often get it but an adult can also suffer from the disease. If there is a high dose of bilirubin in the blood, it is the possibility of occurring Jaundice. Bilirubin is a yellow-orange substance that is found in red blood cells.... Continue Reading →
Obesity have risen into one of the major health concerns today. With the recent lifestyle and dietary habits bearing much of the blame, the issue of obesity is not to be taken lightly. An increase in heart disease, diabetes, irregular blood pressure and the sort are known to have their roots deep in the obesity... Continue Reading →
Stomach ulcer or Peptic ulcer is a painful condition caused due to breaks in the stomach lining or small intestine. There are two types of peptic ulcer: Gastric ulcers (formed in the stomach lining) Intestinal or Duodenal ulcers (formed in the small intestine) Ulcer is usually developed among women and older people. But recent studies... Continue Reading →
Hernia is a situation where some organs or tissues tend to penetrate through the walls of various body muscles. Hernias occur in all age groups and most commonly in children and elderly people . Causes Of Hernia: The main cause of hernia is weakened muscles. When muscles loses its strength, the ability to hold organs... Continue Reading →
Gallstones are hard deposits in your gallbladder. Bile, a digestive fluid made in the liver is stored in the gallbladder. This gallstones contains deposits of cholesterol, salt or bilirubin. The size of bilirubin can be small as a grain or large as an apricot. Symptoms of Gallstones Most of the people with gallstones does not... Continue Reading →
Jaundice is the yellowish pigmentation of skin, sclera (white part of eye) and other mucous membranes. This is due to the increase in the level of bilirubin in blood. Jaundice is also known as icterus. Bilirubin is the pigment that is formed by the breakdown heme(iron) in red blood cells.This bilirubin after circulating through blood, reaches the liver. In the liver bilirubin is excreted into the bile duct and is stored in gallbladder. This is then secreted into small intestine as bile, which aid in digesting food. When the level of bilirubin increases it will spread to the surrounding tissues leading to yellow pigmentation.
Piles or haemorrhoids are swellings that are developed in and around the anus. Normally hemorrhoids are cushions of tissue filled with blood vessels, muscle and elastic fibers which help to control the movement of stool. This becomes a disease when it gets inflamed and swollen. Types of haemorrhoids Internal haemorrhoids: These are present inside the... Continue Reading →
Appendix or Vermiform Appendix, as it is known, is a part of the body that lies near to the abdomen. An inflammation of the inner lining of the appendix is known as Appendicitis. Appendicitis is often considered to be a clinical emergency as a rupture of it could lead to its contents coming in direct contact with the blood and can even cause fatal. Appendicitis can occur at any time, but usually it occurs between the ages of 10 and 30 and found more common in men than in women.