Vital Organs & their diseases: A Complete Guide to Best Treatment and Remedies


Last Updated December 20th, 2021

Cardiovascular and circulatory

Enlarged heart

Symptoms

Excessive thickening of cardiac muscles results in enlarged heart or cardiomegaly. This can be a result of chronic hypertension. Arterial plaque build-up and cardiac infections can also cause swelling up of the heart. A person with this condition will show symptoms of shortness of breath, swollen ankles, irregular heartbeats, and extreme fatigue. If not treated timely, it can result in pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lungs), congestive heart failure, and even sudden cardiac arrest.

Remedies and treatment

The treatment of this condition is usually done by medications that help lower the blood pressure and bring down the cholesterol levels. Beta blockers and anticoagulant drugs can help improve the functioning of the cardiac muscles thus reducing the strain on the heart. In extreme cases, surgery might be necessary. If you have been suffering from long-term hypertension and/or cholesterol issues, the following remedies can help you improve the health of your heart:

  • Lower salt intake – Table salt or sodium chloride is the biggest culprit in increasing your blood pressure. It is advised not to consume more than 2300 mg or 2.3 grams of sodium per day.
  • Exercise – Include a moderate amount of exercise in your daily routine. You can include several different types of cardio activities such as dance or walking to keep yourself engaged in your fitness program. Cardiac muscles, like every other muscle in your body, will strengthen with exercise.
  • Diet – It is said that the best diet plan for your heart is to follow a Mediterranean diet. This diet allows fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, and lean protein to be consumed in a balanced manner. Other diets that can help you are DASH diet and the South Beach, However, you must always consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet.
  • Potassium-rich foodsPotassium is an essential mineral that controls the level of sodium in your blood. It also helps in maintaining a healthy heartbeat and reduces the adverse effects of high blood pressure. Foods such as bananas, spinach, and avocados are great for this purpose. Alternatively, you can opt for potassium supplements but only on doctor’s advice.

Myocardial infarction

Myocardial infarction is described by severe damage of the cardiac muscles due to insufficient supply of blood to the heart. Severe chest pain, sudden breathlessness, and palpitations are the marked symptoms of this condition. There are numerous reasons for the onset of myocardial infarction; the most prominent ones are – high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, congenital defects, etc. Since cardiac diseases can be effectively prevented, managed, and treated with proper lifestyle changes, following a healthy eating and living habits can help curb the symptoms of myocardial infarction.

  • Avoid smoking and substance abuse.
  • Include 30 minutes of exercise in your daily routine.
  • Maintain a healthy weight – if obese or overweight, work on losing those extra pounds.
  • Keep sugar intake in check – esp. if diabetic
  • Manage stress
  • Consume a heart-healthy diet
  • Eat healthy fats such as avocados, nuts, and fatty fish
  • Stay away from inflammatory foods

Phlebitis

Symptoms

Also known as venitis, phlebitis is a condition where your veins get inflamed and swollen.  This inflammation can be a result of an infection, trauma/injury, blood clots, obesity, tobacco-intake, medications, and even cancer. Swollen veins can lead to a number of potentially fatal consequences such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, and even sepsis. Maintaining a healthy blood circulation within the body can help reduce the symptoms and prevent the onset of the complications. The following steps will tell you how to obtain relief from phlebitis.

Remedies and treatment

Mild to moderate cases of phlebitis can be treated by the help of antibiotic medications (if the cause is a bacterial infection). If there is a risk of internal blood clots, the patient would be required to undergo surgery in addition to taking anticoagulant medications. There are a number of things you can do from your side to help prevent phlebitis (and the onset of the said complications) and ensure a healthy circulation.

  • Stay active: If you have a tendency to develop circulatory diseases, it would be best to include mild to moderate physical activities in your routine. Exercises will ensure that blood is being pumped at a normal pace. Try going out for regular walks in healthy and green spaces.
  • Blood-thinning foods: Foods that naturally help thin your blood are great for preventing phlebitis. Though blood-thinning medications are prescribed to patients if you can include foods such as turmeric, ginger, cayenne peppers, and cinnamon it would aid your recovery.
  • Supplements: Herbal supplements such as Ginseng and Gingko Biloba are excellent for maintaining healthy blood circulation. Garlic and fish oil tablets are also credited for keeping your heart and circulatory system healthy. Additionally, you can also include green tea to keep the inflammatory levels down. Before taking any supplement, you should always consult your doctor (as these can have drug interactions with your regular medicines).

Brain

Brain cysts

Symptoms

A cyst is an abnormal growth that includes a fluid or semi-liquid substance. These can occur anywhere in the body including the brain. The most common symptom of a brain cyst is a headache. Though in most cases, these are benign, if they grow in size they can put pressure on the surrounding tissues that can possibly lead to seizures and sensory impairment. The most common reason why people develop cysts is genetics, however, trauma can also play a major role.

Remedies and treatment

  • If the brain cyst is not causing any symptoms or growing in size, the doctor might suggest no treatment at all. But it should be continuously monitored to keep a track of its size and the complications.
  • In the case of large cysts, the only possible solution is to drain it. This would involve surgical methods such as sucking out the cyst fluid with the help of a needle or surgical shunting.

Arachnoid Cysts

Symptoms

MCT oil benefits brainWhen brain cysts appear on the arachnoid layer of the meninges, it is termed as arachnoid cysts. The meninges are nothing but protective membranes enclosing the brain. There are 3 layers of meninges – dura matter (outermost), arachnoid (middle), and pia matter (innermost). The leading theory that explains the presence of such cysts is that tears along the arachnoid layer give rise to the growths. Some people might have a genetic predisposition for the same.  As explained above, these cysts can give rise to mild to moderate symptoms such as headaches and nausea. However, they might also lead to developmental and sensory disorders.

Remedies and treatment

Craniotomy fenestration is the most effective way to remove this cyst. In this method, the cyst liquid is allowed to drain into surrounding tissues so that it gets absorbed instead of accumulating. Since genetic predisposition is a strong factor in dictating its presence, the following methods can help one cut down the risk of an arachnoid cyst.

  • Healthy pregnancy diet: The expecting mother should consume a balanced mix of essential nutrients to be sourced from fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy meat.
  • Essential prenatal vitamins: In addition to the balanced diet, the intake should also be supplemented with essential prenatal vitamins such as folic acid, iron, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin D, and riboflavin.

Colloidal cysts

Colloid cysts are cyst-formations in the brain that occur in the 3rd ventricle of the brain. These cysts generally have no cancerous implications however these can give rise to serious complications. In most cases, these remain asymptomatic, aka, without any symptoms.  The most common complaints associated with such brain cysts are headaches, nausea, vomiting, and short-term memory loss. If the size of the cyst has increased and is pressing the neighboring tissues, then it must be removed surgically.

Cerebral Cavernoma

Symptoms

Cavernoma is the name given to the medical condition where an abnormal dilation of blood vessels occurs giving rise to bubble-like cavities (called caverns). Cavernomas formed in the brain are cerebral cavernomas. The symptoms can begin from headaches and dizziness and may progress to sensory disturbance, internal bleeding, and even hemorrhagic stroke.

Remedies and treatment

Experts posit that the major risk of cerebral cavernoma is for those who have a family history of the same or those who have experienced accidental exposure to harmful radiations. Treatment mainly includes medications that cut down the risk of seizures and stroke and surgery (depending on the extent of dilation). In case you fall into a high-risk pool for cerebral cavernoma, the following steps can help steer clear from the risk of developing the same.

  • Blood pressure control: In addition to consuming low-sodium and high-potassium foods, you can try eating berries such as strawberries and sugar-free dark chocolate. These contain a group of chemicals known as polyphenols that are strong antioxidants. These help keep inflammatory responses low and thus reduce the adverse effects of high blood pressure.
  • Stress control: Stress-related hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline have strong links to a high risk of cavernomas. It is thus advised to incorporate healthy stress-busting activities in your daily life. Yoga, walking, aerobics, and meditation – all of these have shown proven results in reducing stress in the body.
  • Herbal supplements: Even though supplements cannot treat/cure cavernomas, these can definitely help control the factors that could lead to the onset of the same. Berberine is one such natural supplement that helps control high blood pressure. It does so by increasing the bioavailability of nitric oxide, a chemical that is known for regulating circulation. You can also take the help of protein supplements such as Whey Protein to help regulate hypertension. Another natural method of controlling high blood pressure and inflammation is hibiscus tea.
  • Magnesium: Legumes, whole grains, and dairy products are rich sources of this essential mineral that helps keep hypertension in control. You can also opt for magnesium supplements to control chronic hypertension (in accordance with your doctor’s advice).

Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis

Symptoms

Cavernous sinuses are linked with the primary nerves and blood vessels that regulate the functioning of the eyes and the brain. Thrombosis is a medical term that describes blood clot in the veins. As the name suggests, cavernous sinus thrombosis is a condition characterized by a blood clot in the cavernous sinuses. Chronic sinusitis, oral infections, sepsis, and diabetes can give rise to this condition. Additionally, trauma or injury to the facial region can also increase the risk. Such a blood clot can lead to debilitating headaches, blurred vision, reddening of the eyes, and high photosensitivity. If not treated timely, this can result in death.

Remedies and treatment

The primary treatment method involves the use of heavy antibiotics (to treat underlying infection) and blood-thinning medications (to remove clots). Additionally, proper treatment and prevention from sinusitis can help cut down the risk of cavernous sinus thrombosis significantly. The following steps can help you treat sinusitis and also increase your immunity against such infections:

  • Bone broth: This healthy soup contains essential nutrients and immunity-building agents that can help flush out toxins from the body. Bone broth is especially helpful in treating nasal and respiratory infections. Warm fluids also enable the sinus to dilate and decongest.
  • Ginger and honey: This is an extremely healthy combination when it comes to keeping your nasal area clean and open. Ginger tea with raw honey fights microbial growth and clears up the clogged sinuses.
  • Vitamin C: This vitamin is essentially counted as the immunity-boosting vitamin. It is widely found in citrus fruits such as orange and grapefruit. Vitamin C supplements can aid faster recovery from a sinus infection and also prevent the onset of further infections.

Acoustic Neuroma

Acoustic neuroma is basically a tumor growth in the 8th cranial nerve. Hence, the onset of this condition causes disturbances in hearing and bodily balance. Patients of acoustic neuroma often develop vertigo and facial paralysis in extreme cases. Prolonged exposure to harmful levels of noise and exposure to large doses of toxic radiation is counted as the main causes of this condition. The only way to manage and treat is by continuously monitoring its growth and undergoing surgery if the tumor size increases. Since this condition also carries a substantial genetic component, genetic counseling might help the parent(s) with this condition assess the risk of the same in the fetus.

Excretory System Diseases

What are these?

Urinary issues and bowel abnormalities are together classified as excretory system diseases.  Kidney diseases and malfunctions along with urinary tract infections give rise to painful symptoms associated with urination. These are mainly a result of bacterial/viral infection in the urinary tract, the formation of kidney stones or cysts, and abnormal growths in kidneys such as cysts. Bowel irregularities are often a result of issues in the intestines such as inflammation or distention.

Remedies and treatment

The exact remedy and treatment for excretory system disorders depend on the type of the condition, the organ affected, and the severity of the condition. The following are some of the most commonly occurring excretory system diseases along with the best treatment & preventive methods.

Kidney Cysts

Symptoms

Just like in the case of the brain, in kidneys too, one can develop cyst-like growths. These give rise to pain during urination, episodes of major pelvic pain, blood in urine, and hypertension. There is a long list of factors can lead to kidney cysts – starting from bacterial infections to pre-existing autoimmune conditions. These can also result in malignancy. Kidneys are the organs which are responsible for flushing out toxic wastes from the body. Thus renal diseases must be treated immediately to avert further complications.

Remedies and treatment

  • Avoid these foods: High-sodium foods, red meat, fish, dairy products, and high-cholesterol foods should be avoided as these put extra strain on the kidneys.
  • Citrus Fruits: Recent studies have revealed that the consumption of citrus fruits such as passion fruit can help cut down the risk of renal cysts. Citrus fruits contain a special protein (PKD2) that is responsible for blocking cyst formation.

Colon Polyps

Symptoms

Colon polyps or colorectal polyps are abnormal fleshy growths occurring in the inner lining of the intestines. These are primarily linked with colorectal cancer and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and faulty eating habits are often linked to such abnormal growths. High alcohol consumption and the presence of pre-existing conditions such as IBD or IBS may also increase the risk. These result in debilitating abdominal pain, bowel obstruction, and blood in stools.

Remedies and treatment

Immediate surgical removal of the colon polyps is step one in the treatment protocol.  In addition to the surgery, you can follow these steps to aid faster recovery and prevention of further development of the polyps.

  • High-fiber diet: A diet rich in healthy fibers is the best protection from any kind of gastrointestinal disorder. Fiber helps in proper removal of toxic waste from the body in addition to amicable nutrient absorption from food. Foods high in fiber are whole grains such as millets, oats, and quinoa, legumes, and green leafy veggies such as
  • Vitamin D foods and supplements: Numerous studies point to the fact that the intake of calcium supplements in the absence of vitamin D may boost the risk of colon polyps. It is thus suggested that one must pay special attention to vitamin d intake. Additionally, those who have sufficient vitamin D intake have a 22% lower risk of developing colon cancer. Vitamin D can be taken in the form of foods such as beef liver, cheese, egg yolks, etc or in the form of vitamin D supplements. One must also not forget to get a healthy amount of sunshine to boost vitamin D production in the body.
  • Aloe Vera: Aloe vera extract in combination with fresh lemon juice works wonder to maintain a healthy colon. It soothes intestinal inflammation, feeds healthy gut bacteria, and maintains high immunity.

Rectal Prolapse

Symptoms

Prolapse is condition that occurs when an organ slips out of its normal position. Rectal prolapse occurs when the rectum (the final segment of the large intestine) slips out, turning inside out. The most significant cause of this condition is chronic constipation. Since there is repeated strain on the intestines, the muscles of the rectum grow weak and eventually slip out. Chronic diarrhea could also be a critical cause.

Remedies and treatment

Rectal prolapse is mainly treated with the help of surgery (laparoscopic rectal prolapse surgery). In addition to it, you can help prevent the onset of this condition by:

  • Diet corrections: Since a rectal prolapse can be triggered by both chronic diarrhea and constipation, dietary changes that improve digestion can help prevent this painful state. One must include high-fiber foods in the diet as step 1. Step 2 would include feeding the gut bacteria with probiotics such as Kefir and Greek Yogurt. Step 3 would be indulging in healthy exercises that keep your digestive system up and running.
  • Kegels: This unique set of exercise helps build a stronger pelvic floor and prevent pelvic condition disorders such as rectal prolapse and even prolapsed uterus. Kegels can be done anywhere and usually don’t require any special equipment.
  • Water: Make sure you are drinking enough water every day to avoid constipation. Conversely, if you suffering from chronic diarrhea having adequate hydration will prevent you from entering the state of dehydration.

Hiatal Hernia

Symptoms

Much similar to a prolapse, a hernia also occurs as a result of organ slipping out of its normal position. In case of hiatal hernia, the stomach starts protruding outside its cavity, towards the food pipe. Almost half of the people who have hiatal hernia do not show any symptoms. The most widespread causes of hiatal hernia are obesity and tobacco-smoking. It can lead to frequent episodes of acid reflux, excessive bloating after meals, and internal bleeding.

Remedies and treatment

In milder cases of hiatal hernia, medications alone would help attain relief from the symptoms. In severe cases, surgical intervention would be required. Since faulty lifestyle habits and weight issues are the core reasons, long-term healthy lifestyle changes are required to prevent worsening of the symptoms. These are:

  • Quit smoking
  • Quit alcohol consumption
  • Focus on losing extra weight by indulging in a healthy diet and exercise
  • Have healthy bowels – try isabgol or psyllium husk to prevent gastric disorders
  • Apple cider vinegar diet is great for those who have hernia tendencies
  • Chamomile tea helps soothe gastric inflammation.

Liver

Fatty Liver

Symptoms

When the fat content of the liver exceeds 5% of the liver’s weight it is categorized as fatty liver disease. The major cause of such high fatty deposition is high alcohol consumption; however, it may occur in non-alcoholics too. Nutritional deficiencies, autoimmune diseases, and metabolic abnormalities can also cause high fatty deposition. The complications associated with a fatty liver are cirrhosis and complete liver failure which is a fatal condition.

Remedies and treatment

Though the liver has the capacity to regenerate completely, high fatty deposition can deter healthy liver functioning that severely impacts the whole body. The following methods can help you remove fat depositions from the liver in a healthy and natural way.

  • Apple cider vinegar: 1 tbsp of acv mixed with warm water when consumed before meals can help cut down fat accumulation drastically. ACV is great for weight loss too thus it can help bring down liver inflammation associated with obesity and alcohol consumption. You can add manuka honey to this mix to enhance the taste and health benefits of this drink.
  • Matcha: This unique type of green tea is a storehouse of rich antioxidants. The high catechin content works wonders in removing high fatty deposition from the liver, especially in the case of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
  • Milk Thistle: Numerous studies have shown that the main component of milk thistle, silymarin, can help block hepatic inflammation and induce healthy cell growth in the liver. When consumed with vitamin E, it can also improve insulin response of the body thus further bringing down the fat deposition.

Enlarged Liver

Symptoms

The average weight of the liver in an adult body ranges from 1.2-1.4 kg. However owing to fatty deposition (as mentioned above), infectious diseases, obstruction of bile ducts, and congestive cardiac conditions, the liver might swell up in size leading to a condition called “hepatomegaly” or enlarged liver. Since there are numerous reasons that can be responsible for the enlarged liver, the exact treatment methodology depends on the specific underlying cause.

Remedies and treatment

  • Avoid these: Alcohol, high-sugar foods, refined flour, smoking, and high-cholesterol foods.
  • Juice raw vegetables: Juicing raw vegetables such as cucumbers and carrots helps naturally Detox your liver. This lowers inflammation and may help bring down the symptoms.
  • Dandelion greens: These can be added in the raw vegetable juice and/or consumed in the form of tea to help curb liver enlargement.
  • Green tea with ginger: Both these are excellent anti-inflammatory agents and help improve liver functioning.
  • Sweet potatoes: It is one of the best sources of potassium and other nutrients that help improve insulin response and deter cholesterol accumulation in the liver.
  • Chromium: This supplement can be taken upon doctor’s advice to help bring down chronic liver inflammation.
  • Coq10: Coq10 or Coenzyme 10 is a wonder enzyme that has the potential to regenerate healthy body tissues. This can be taken in the form of Coq10 supplements to reverse hepatic inflammation.

Respiratory

Emphysema

Symptoms

It is a sub-type of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder) where the bronchioles or the air sacs in the lungs get damaged thus making it impossible to breathe normally. This is a rapidly progressive disease without any cure. The number 1 cause of emphysema is smoking. However, it can also occur due to pulmonary infections that cause large mucus deposition. This can also block the air pathways and lead to irreversible lung damage. It is often seen in tandem with bronchitis or asthma.

Remedies and treatment

There are no measures for treating this condition completely. The only thing that can be achieved is the management of symptoms and curbing the further worsening of the symptoms. The following are important steps taken for the same:

  • Quit smoking – both first hand and passive smoking are responsible for emphysema.
  • Bronchodilator medicines can help facilitate easy breathing in patients.
  • Steroids (inhalers) and antibiotics can ensure that breathing passage is clear and infection-free.
  • Supplements and oils that can help increase breathing capacity for the patient include- Coq10, Creatine, Vitamin D, Eucalyptus oil, Mrytol

Glandular

Endocrine System Disorders

Symptoms

The endocrine system is a circuit of endocrine glands that secrete hormones and regulate each and every reaction/process in your body. The hypothalamus, pituitary, pineal, thyroid, etc glands regulate metabolism, sleep, digestion, reproduction and many other essential body functions. Endocrine system disorders arise when there is malfunctioning in one or more of these glands begin secreting abnormal levels of hormones resulting in a vast array of symptoms. Most of these are related to weight, appetite, sleep, and fertility but may also include growth and cognitive impairments. A smooth running of the entire endocrine system is a necessity in ensuring a healthy, disease-free body.

Thyromegaly

Thyromegaly or an enlarged thyroid gland is associated with a dysfunctional thyroid gland. There are many reasons for this enlargement – autoimmune diseases, radiotherapy, or even cancer. The nutritional deficiency of iodine can also be attributed to thyroid gland disorders. The best ways to aid a faster recovery from the symptoms of Thyromegaly are:

  • Iodine: Iodine supplements and iodine-rich foods can help maintain healthy nutritional balance in the body and facilitate healthy functioning of the thyroid gland.
  • Multivitamins : Other nutritional supplements that can aid a healthy thyroid gland – vitamin A, manganese, zinc, and proteins.

Remedies and treatment for endocrinal disorders

The following remedies and supplements can help keep your hormonal levels balanced:

  • Buy organic food that is pesticide-free. Pesticides contain heavy metals and other toxins that can disrupt your endocrine functioning.
  • Avoid processed foods, refined sugar, and foods with additives. These can be equally toxic for your endocrine health.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids are great for boosting for endocrine health. Fish oil supplements, avocados, egg yolks, flaxseeds, chia seeds, etc are great for preventing hormonal imbalances.
  • Ashwagandha is a great herbal supplement that can help counter the effect of toxins on your endocrine system. It is an adaptogen, aka, a substance can protect the body from stress (physical, chemical, environmental, etc) and ensure a healthy metabolism. It is often used to cure low energy and libido.
  • Another herbal supplement that can help bring down stress and anxiety levels is lavender oil. Take a few drops of lavender oil and rub it on your forehead to observe instant relief from stress. Studies reveal that chronic stress can deter the functioning of your endocrine system thus keeping your stress-free is equally important.

Eyes

Keratitis

Symptoms

Inflammation and scarring of the cornea (the transparent covering of the eye) are called keratitis. This is mostly caused by an infection and leads to pain and reddening of the eye. People with keratitis often complaint of gritty sensation in the eyes. The exact cause for keratitis can range from viral infection to harmful UV radiations.

Remedies and treatment

    • Green tea compress: Green tea is high in antioxidants and has strong antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties that can help deter the spread of infection in the cornea.
    • Colloidal silver: Colloidal silver drops are also antibacterial in nature and can help remove the infected cells from the cornea.
    • Coconut oil: Owing to its high anti-inflammatory properties, coconut oil can provide a complete protective covering to the eye. It acts as a natural lubricant and can help treat keratitis naturally.

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Chromium Picolinate: An essential mineral supplement for faster weight loss Did you know that about 1.6 million deaths were directly linked to diabetes globally? How is it linked…
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immunoglobulin M
Immunoglobulin M Test Immunoglobulin M is the largest and the first produced antibody which helps in the prevention or fighting of…
CLA: A breakthrough weight loss supplement with minimal side effects Tried every weight loss supplement in the market with no substantial gain? Why not try CLA supplements, derived…
lifestyle diseases
The Big 5 lifestyle diseases: How your everyday living might be killing you You'd be shocked to know how unhealthy and potentially fatal your everyday routine could be. Has the modern…
17 OH Progesterone test The 17 OH progesterone test is a simple blood test that is mainly used to diagnose the cause…
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dengue-test
Dengue NS1 test Dengue NS1 is a blood test used to determine the onset of dengue fever. Dengue fever is transmitted…
maltodextrin sugar
Maltodextrin: What are the hidden health benefits of this food additive? Maltodextrin is one of the few food additives that has been relatively deemed safe. Many experts now have…
complement c4 test
Anemia Profile Anemia Profile test (Basic) is a blood screening test that measures the levels of important components of the…
copper serum test
Copper Serum Test Copper serum test checks for abnormal levels of copper in the body. Both high and low levels of…
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Troubled with IBS? Here’s a complete roadmap to the low FODMAP diet Leaky & inflammatory gut troubling you? No medicine bringing you relief from the pain? Why not try the…
black seed oil benefits
Black Seed Oil: What secret benefits could it bestow on your health? Black seeds or nigella seeds are tiny packets of health brimming with amazing benefits. Find out why should…
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Anti Ds-DNA antibody Test The  Anti Ds-DNA antibody test is used to diagnose the disease called lupus or more aptly the SLE(Systematic…
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Autoimmune Diseases: Find out if your body is attacking you right now Did you know your body can harm itself? What are autoimmune diseases and why does it harm some…
Stye : The best natural home remedies to ease the pain Styes developing inside the eyelid tend to be more painful whereas external styes are less painful and ooze…
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Bilirubin Test Bilirubin is a substance produced in the body as a result of red blood cell breakdown. A bilirubin…
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beta 2 glycoprotein 1 igm
Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgM The Beta 2 glycoprotein 1 IgM test detects IgM class of antibodies in the blood.The presence of beta-2…
CBC blood test
CBC (Hemogram 6-part diff) blood test CBC (Hemogram 6-part diff) blood test refers to the test that measures the number of RBCs, WBCs, etc…
essential amino acids
Amino acids: Building blocks of life and a healthy body Find out why amino acids are often called as the building blocks of life. And why should you…
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Hysteroscopy Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive tool to help specialists view the uterus to diagnose and even treat several…
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Squid Ink: A unique food coloring and flavoring agent Want to add a unique black color to your pasta, noodles and ice-creams? How can you use squid…
Squid-ink-spaghetti
Squid Ink: A unique food coloring and flavoring agent Want to add a unique black color to your pasta, noodles and ice-creams? How can you use squid…
Squid-ink-spaghetti
Squid Ink: A unique food coloring and flavoring agent Want to add a unique black color to your pasta, noodles and ice-creams? How can you use squid…
Maltitol: Things you must know about this artificial sweetener Sugar alcohols are produced by fruits and vegetables. Maltitol is an artificially produced sugar alcohol and is used…
phenytoin test
Phenytoin test Phenytoin is a drug that is administered mainly to epilepsy patients. The phenytoin blood test measures the level…
What to eat, what not to eat in the South Beach Diet? The South Beach Diet is one among the most popular weight loss programs that have been the talk…
nutritional yeast bread
Nutritional Yeast : How can a fungi culture be good for your body? Nutritional yeast: How a simple culture of fungi can transform your skin, digestion, immunity , and much more.…
hlab27 test
HLA-B27 test The HLA-B27 is a blood test that is used to determine the level of a particular protein called…
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9 benefits of walking we bet you didn’t know! Did you know walking can be the miracle pill for eternal youth? Everyone knows walking is good for…
How to scrub away stress and fatigue with an Epsom salt bath? Epsom salt is a popular home remedy for many skin ailments. Though there is a lack of scientific…
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Occupational Hazards: How to vouch for your health at your workplace Occupational hazards affect millions worldwide. Chemical spills, faulty wires, deadly pathogen, and work-stress can happen anytime. Follow these…
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Carrageenan: How a simple seaweed extract could better your gut health & immunity Eat more ice cream to prevent cold and flu? –With carrageenan you get one simple seaweed extract that…
How accurate is the hair follicle drug test? Hair follicle drug test is one of the best ways to identify drug use in professional circles. But…
hepatitis B envelope antigen
Hepatitis B Envelope Antigen (HBeAg) The HBeAg or hepatitis B envelope antigen test is a screening test used to diagnose the onset of…
Eustachian Tube : Functions and top home remedies to prevent its infection Pressure equalization, mucus drainage and protecting the middle ear from bacteria and viruses are the three important functions…
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AST- Aspartate Aminotransferase Test AST test is a blood test that is used to measure the level of a particular liver enzyme…
HSV-1_IGG
Herpes Simplex Virus I (HSV)-IgG Test Herpes simplex virus I(HSV)-IgG is an Immunoglobulin protein that acts as an antibody & stays in the blood…
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Sodium chloride: The wonders and dangers of the simple table salt Sodium chloride is a salt containing sodium and chlorine ions at a 1:1 ratio. It is edible and…
hsv igg test
Herpes Simplex Virus I (HSV)-IgG Test Herpes Simplex Virus I (HSV)-IgG is used to detect the presence of the herpes virus so that the…
Surgery or home-remedy; what is the right way to treat a burn The treatment of a burn injury depends on its severity. You can save a life by offering the…
Coconut sugar: What is it and is it healthier than table sugar? In the long list of things that the wonderful coconut gives us, coconut sugar is another remarkable addition.…
Quinine: How gin and tonic came to be known as a potent health elixir The discovery of quinine-containing tree bark is sometimes considered the most serendipitous medical discovery of the 17th century.
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Power up your gut: 8 proven steps on how to improve your digestion Did you know you have a colony of bacteria in your gut that help you in digesting food?…
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The ultimate tips on how to boost your brain health Would you like to be smarter? Want a sharp memory but bored of doing sudoku? Try salsa or…
GGt test
GGT – Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase Test GGT or gammaglutamyl transferase test is a liver function test that is used to detect the extent of…
thyroid_scan
Thyroid Scan Thyroid scan is a diagnostic procedure that aims to view the thyroid gland and detect any growths or…
CEA_test
Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) test CEA or carcinoembryonic test detects the presence of CEA antigen in your blood mainly & determines the effectiveness…
Piaget stages: Do they accurately describe the way the human brain develops?  A common assumption was that children are less competent thinkers as compared to adults, but this was refuted…
biopsy procedure
Biopsy Biopsy is a procedure of studying a live tissue sample collected from a specific organ for diagnosing a…
leptospira Igm test
Leptospira-IgM Test A Leptospira-IgM test is a blood test which is carried out to detect anti-Leptospira IgM antibody. Leptospirosis is…
HSV-IgM test
Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)-IgM Test The HSV-IgM class antibody is produced by the body a few days after an initial HSV infection and…
Cayenne: The remarkable benefits of these red hot chili peppers These may make you rush for a glass of water, but cayenne pepper is actually a healthy additive…
Hydroquinone: Is it the best topical treatment for hyperpigmentation? Darkening of the skin due to high melanin levels is called hyperpigmentation.  Hydroquinone interferes with melanin production thus treating…
Exercises or diet? Find out the healthiest way to gain weight Tired of being called skinny all the time? Looking for healthy ways to beef up? Why not try…
Trisodium Phosphate: How a paint thinner made its way into your breakfast Ever thought how toxic chemicals find their way into our foods? How can they harm our body? And…
lipase test
Lipase Test A lipase test is a blood test performed to quantitatively measure the level of the enzyme lipase in…
lp-pla2
LP-PLA2 Test The LP-PLA2 test is a test which is carried out to assess the levels of Lipoprotein-Associated Phospholipase A2…
Lauric Acid: 8 health benefits you can derive from coconuts Appropriate use of saturated fats containing lauric acid can provide you numerous health benefits. This is the main…
Is bronchitis contagious? And how to prevent this infection? It is acute bronchitis that is contagious which means you can contract it from another person or you…
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Pelvic Ultrasound Pelvic ultrasound is a process where sound waves are used to create image of your pelvic region organs…
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Gallbladder surgery :Tips on post-operative care and diet What to eat post a gallbladder surgery? What are the key things to avoid if you had a…
Jicama: A fiber-rich tuber for your weight loss goals Pronouced as HEE-kah-ma, Jicama is the "new kid on the block" that has taken the world by the…
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free thyroxine ft4
Free thyroxine test (FT4) The FT4 or free thyroxine test is used to detect the level of free thyroxine of FT4 thyroid…
L-theanine attention
L-Theanine: Better sleep, higher focus, and many other benefits Did you know that L-theanine found in green tea can make you sleep better and be focused at…
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Albumin Test Albumin test or blood serum test is a liver function test that measures the amount of the protein…
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Coagulation Tests Check the most important coagulation tests, its types, procedure, and results to know your risk of excessive bleeding…
How seitan proved to be a blessing in disguise for vegans worldwide Can only meat-eaters enjoy delicious juicy steaks and burgers? With seitan, the best meat substitute available today,even vegans…
Isagenix diet weight loss
How are BMI and BMR different and what do these numbers mean? BMI and BMR are two important metrics that provide a clear picture of your body's metabolism and also…
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Anti-Hepatitis B Core Antigen (AHBc) Total Anti-hepatitis B core antigen (AHBC ) is a blood examination and the only serological marker of infectious blood…
glucose-tolerance
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test – GTT Glucose tolerance test (or Oral GTT) is used to detect the onset of diabetes or prediabetes conditions. It…
free psa test
Free PSA Test The free PSA test is used to detect the level or percentage of free PSA in the body…
Love tea, hate tannins? Rooibos tea is just what you need The market is brimming with a multitude of herbal teas. But what makes rooibos tea (or red bush)…
lipoprotein A
Lipoprotein (A) Test Lipoprotein (A) test is used to measure and monitor the levels of LDL(Low-Density Lipoprotein) in the bloodstream in…
green poop causes
Green poop : What are the reasons and how can you correct it Ever sneak a peek down the toilet only to shockingly find green poop? Why does our poop turn…
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Vitamin B12 Test Vitamin b12 is an essential nutrient required for healthy functioning of the nervous system and also development of…
Coffee Enema: Turn your favorite morning beverage into a powerful colon cleanser The wonders of coffee are not just limited to waking you up every morning. You can now use…
These are the top foods to increase your hemoglobin count It is important to add iron-rich foods into your diet in order to increase hemoglobin. Deficiency of hemoglobin could…
Sharpen your brain with these top brain-friendly foods! Did you know your diet could decide how razor sharp your memory is? Or that what you eat…
liver detox facts
7 liver detox facts and why ignoring these could kill you! Are you taking care of this organ that handles over 500 different vital functions in your body? Your…
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Vitamin Profile Your doctor will recommend you undergo the vitamin profile test if you are showing signs of either vitamin…
myelogram
Myelography Myelography is an important diagnostic tool that is used to investigate and identify abnormalities in the spine and…
Barium-enema
Barium Enema Barium enema is also known as colon x-ray. Here, the patient is asked to consume small amount of…
Ca 19.9 test
CA19.9 Test CA 19.9 is a cancer antigen that exists on the surface of cancer-causing cells. The levels of CA…
apolipoprotein a1 test
Apolipoprotein -A1 (APO-A1) Test Apolipoprotein A-I (Apo-A1) constitutes 70% of protein content in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and helps in lipid metabolism.
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malarial antigen test
Malaria Antigen Test A malaria antigen test is a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) that can detect malarial antigens (proteins) in your…
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Triple Marker Test A triple marker test is an important prenatal test that is performed to detect the presence of chromosomal…
EMG electromyography
EMG- Electromyography EMG detects the presence, location, and extent of diseases that damage the nerves such motor neuron disease. Electromyography…
Hibiscus: Nourish your beauty and health with these vibrant blooms Hibiscus is a trumpet shaped flower found abundantly in tropical countries. It has been historically used for its…
Helicobacter pylori IGA
Helicobacter Pylori – IgA Test The H.pylori IgA test is a blood test used to identify the level of IgA antigen in the…
Goji berry: A traditional Chinese berry that packs the best of antioxidants Goji berry is an ancient berry that is considered to be power-packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Which means…
amylase test
Amylase Test Amylase test is done by checking the level of this protein in the blood sample and also in…
ureteroscopy
Ureteroscopy Ureteroscopy is the diagnostic procedure which is used for the detection of the kidney stones in addition to…
6 arguments in favour of glucosamine and where can you find it Studies have shown that glucosamine works by preventing the breakdown of cartilage of the joints. This is usually…
Spinach: The ultimate way to boost health with this green superfood! Spinach is a green superfood that ranks high in both taste and nutrition. Read more to discover how…
Cordyceps: How the Caterpillar fungus works as a proven cancer-shield Strange as it may sound, but cordyceps or "caterpillar fungus", a fungus variety native to the Himalayas may…
Top 6 remedies to treat a razor burn at home Symptoms of razor burn include bumps on the skin, redness, and irritation of the skin. Find easy and…
cystatin C
Cystatin C Test Cystatin C is a specific single-chain protein that is found in body fluids and is a biomarker for…
hYdroxycut pills
Hydroxycut: How safe are these so-called weight loss supplements? Hydroxycut is a blend of several different ingredients formulated to promote weight loss; powered by a key weight…
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Kefir: Top reasons why this probiotic drink should be consumed by you Yet another remarkable fermented food, kefir is a much healthier version of yogurt. These chewy white grains can…
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Period blood – what it says about your health Your period blood color and consistency indicate what is happening in your body. Is your blood bright red…
vital organ diseases
Common diseases that could cripple your vital organs Brain, heart, kidney, lungs, and liver - these vital organs are indeed vital for your survival. However, these…
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HCG Diet: The dangers of using this diet to lose weight HCG is a natural hormone produced by both men and women that corresponds to fertility. But how is…
How to correctly perform nasal irrigation using a Neti Pot? Neti pot has been a part of Ayurveda since centuries. This ancient tool is extremely effective in treating…
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5 things you didn’t know about balneotherapy and how you can do it at home Sauna baths have been popular since a long time. But how much more beneficial can balneotherapy be as…
cytomegalovirus iGG
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)- IgG Test The cytomegalovirus IgG is the immunoglobulin protein produced by our immune system when the body is infected by…
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Milk Thistle: Find possible cures for fatal diseases in these purple blooms Milk thistle is well-known for treating liver conditions. However, did you know that it comes with a plethora…
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Infertility profile (women) The infertility profile tests in women are conducted to form a complete picture of the hormonal balance and…
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Meal replacement or protein drink? Learn all about Shakeology and its claims Shakeology from Beachbody claims to be the most suitable shake that can aid in weight loss, regulate blood…
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Diabetic Profile The diabetic profile is a set of tests used for testing and monitoring the various kinds of Diabetes…
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Bronchoscopy Bronchoscopy is a procedure where in a scope is inserted into the lung pathway to observe any growth…
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Anoscopy Anoscopy is an invasive diagnostic procedure where a small device known as anoscope will be inserted in the…
Tamarind: The top health benefits of this staple Asian ingredient Did you know this sweet and sour pulpy fruit does more than just add a tangy flavor to…
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Keto Diet: Did you know you could eat fats to burn fats? Keto diet - A wonder diet that lets you eat fats and lose weight too! Read on to…
Echocardiogram
Echocardiography – ECHO Echocardiography (commonly known as ECHO) is an imaging modality (similar to ultrasonography) used to visualize the interior of…
creatinine
Creatinine Test The level of creatinine in the blood is a significant indicator of the health of your kidneys. This…
top 10 deadliest diseases
What are the top 10 deadliest diseases and what is causing them? What are the largest killers of human lives across the globe? Which diseases are the most fatal ones?…
Kava: Is it the healthy substitute for alcohol you have been waiting for? Native to the beautiful South Pacific islands, Kava is a famous beverage rooted in the local culture. It…
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beta hcg test
Beta hCG Test A Beta hCG test measures the level of human gonadotropin hormones present in the blood that is primarliy…
GM Diet: The fastest way to lose weight or yet another hoax diet? General Motors started this trend of extreme dieting for 7 straight days to ensure its employees were able…
antiHEV IgM test
Anti hepatitis E virus (Anti HEV) IgM Test Anti HEV IgM test determines the level of the IgM antibodies in the blood, The disease is often…
General adaptation syndrome: Understanding stress, one step at a time The struggle of the body to produce hormones during a stressful situation is the main theme of general…
Dragon Fruit – Blessing from Nature’s Basket Dragon fruit is packed with nutrients but low on calories. It is the dream food that can help…
blood ketone test
Blood Ketone (D3HB) Test The Blood Ketone Test measures and monitors the levels of ketone in the blood which is usually performed…
Astaxanthin: Why experts believe it could be 550x more potent than vitamin E! What is astaxanthin and why is this new supplement on the block touted as the most powerful antioxidant…
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Eating Disorders: Lifestyle choice or a psychological condition? Is eating disorder just a harmless bad habit? Or does it represent grim psychological disorders? Do you want…
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8 hidden causes of obesity you probably didn’t know! Did you know that around 2 billion people worldwide are either overweight or obese? Are you too a…
C-Reactive Protein Test A CRP or c-reactive protein blood test is an important diagnostic tool used to determine the risk of…
understanding addiction
Addiction explained: An obsession that could cost you your life Is addiction a behavioral disorder? Or is it a chronic disease? How does addiction cause chemical and structural…
chloride test
Chloride Test A chloride test of the blood checks the level of chloride in body, an important factor governing the…
kidney stones
Kidney stones Kidney stones are solid substances made up of crystals. They can be of various sizes. Treatment depend on…
tonometry
Tonometry Tonometry uses a device called tonometer to measure the pressure inside the eye. This pressure is depends upon…
Juice Plus: Can you really replace actual fruits with pills?  Juice Plus supplements intend to fill nutritional gaps present in our daily diet. But how successful have they…
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Anti-Inflammatory foods: 18 foods to a disease-free you Anti-inflammatory foods are the foods which are known to reduce the inflammation as well as the pain from…
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VDRL Test The VDRL test is a blood test that is used to diagnose sexually transmitted or venereal diseases, primarily…
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Colposcopy Colposcopy is a simple, quick and non- invasive diagnostic tool to look closely inside the vulva, vagina, and…
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