November 23, 2022
Do UTI’s Increase Post Menopause?

UTIs after menopause is common than people believe. 50-60% of adult women are likely to experience urinary tract infections at some point in their lives. While it has already been established that UTIs are more common in people with a uterus, owing to a shorter urethra, recent studies draw an association between post-menopause and increased risk […]

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November 18, 2022
Chronic Pyelonephritis – What Is It And How To Treat It?

Pyelonephritis refers to an inflammatory disorder of the kidney that may be acute, recurrent, or chronic. In simple words, chronic pyelonephritis (CP) is a long-standing kidney infection. An acute inflammation that occurs repeatedly can lead to chronic pyelonephritis which permanently damages the kidney and can lead to end-stage renal disease. A kidney with chronic pyelonephritis […]

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November 16, 2022
Autoimmune Skin Diseases And Their Symptoms

In an autoimmune disease, the body’s immune system attacks the body itself. An autoimmune disease can affect many areas of the body, including the joints, bones, or tissues. One common organ that autoimmune diseases attack is the skin and such a disease is known as an autoimmune skin disease. In a study conducted in 2019, […]

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November 11, 2022
Is Autoimmune Hepatitis Curable?

Autoimmune hepatitis, a disorder characterized by the inflammation of the liver, occurs in 100,000 to 200,000 people annually. Researchers have determined that between 10 and 24 of every 100,000 people in northern Europe have autoimmune hepatitis. While there is no cure for the disorder, autoimmune hepatitis treatment can help manage the disease by limiting the […]

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November 4, 2022
Uti In Pregnant Women

UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections) are bacterial infections that are especially common in pregnant women. Between 2 to 10-13 %[i] of pregnant women experience UTIs, and their reoccurrence frequency increases during pregnancy. Generally, UTIs are not something to be too worried about since you can treat them. However, if left untreated, a UTI becomes dangerous to […]

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October 28, 2022
Alpha-Gal Allergy – Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment

What Is Alpha-Gal? Galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose or alpha-gal is a carbohydrate molecule present in all mammals except Old World monkeys, a class of mammals including humans. This sugar is present in animals like cows, sheep, pigs, rabbits, and deer. It is not present in birds, reptiles, fish, and humans. Normally, it is not a threat to people that regularly […]

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October 26, 2022
Uti Vaginal Discharge – Should I Be Concerned?

The relationship between vaginal discharge and UTI is confusing to many. Since UTI is an infection of the ureter, it should technically not induce any changes in normal vaginal discharge. However, one of the main causes of UTIs could be due to the vaginal bacteria reaching the ureter. In such cases, a clinical diagnosis of […]

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October 21, 2022
10 Signs Of Hormonal Imbalance That You Should See A Doctor For

Hormones are chemicals released from endocrine glands within the bloodstream that regulate many biological processes all over the body. They can target specific tissues and influence activities like growth, sleep, hunger, metabolism, reproduction, etc. What Doctor Should I See for Hormonal Imbalance? The human body produces over 50 hormones that are highly specific and effective in small […]

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October 19, 2022
Uti Vs Yeast Infection: How To Not Confuse The Two

It is difficult for people to differentiate between UTI vs yeast infection. While most of the symptoms of UTI and yeast infection may overlap, their causes, treatment, and complications are different. Some people may just experience a few symptoms but they are enough for your doctor to diagnose you accurately. However, it is better to […]

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