Allergy and Immunology

Asthma found to be associated with the bacteria that reside in the airway

According to a recent study by the University of California, bacteria present in the bronchial airways may be closely related to Asthma. Asthma is one of the commonest disorders all over the world. Global stats indicate that there are about 300 million patients diagnosed with asthma. For unknown reasons the prevalence of the disease is found to be high in the western and well developed part of the world. In United States of America upto 8% of the population suffer from asthma. Asthma refers to...

Varicose Veins - Dr.Pankaj Patel Interview

Dr. Pankaj Patel is a leading mumbai based vascular surgeon and an expert in endovascular interventional procedures. His main area of interest is varicose veins, where he has a record of  performing more than 4000 varicose vein surgeries.  Besides people with varicose veins, he is much sought after by patients with peripheral vascular disease, lymphedema, deep vein thrombosis and aortic aneurysms. He is a well known and highly respected member of vascular surgery community in India and was ...

Omega-3 Fatty acids beneficial in Alzheimer\'s disease

Omega-3 fatty acids help to repair the brain damage. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that represents the major cause of dementia in the world today. The Alzheimer’s is considered to be an incurable disease. The origin and discovery of the Alzheimer’s disease dates back to the year 1906 and it derives its name from its founder Alois Alzheimer, who was a German psychiatrist and neuro-pathologist. The initial symptoms of the Alzheimer’s disease include: impaired...

Drug Allergy : How do you find out if the allergy is due to the drug?

Drugs used for treatment of various ailments in addition to treating the disease results in a variety of adverse drug interactions, allergy being one of them. Ok, now lets come to the main question. A person gets an allergy after consuming a drug prescribed by a medical professional. How do you say that the drug indeed is responsible for the allergy? The following are the simple steps your physician does to arrive at the cause of the allergy. To start with he takes a detailed history and makes...

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