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BLOODLESS SURGERY SAVES JEHOVAH WITNESS MAN
  • Manipal Hospitals Group
  • 16 Jul 2019

BLOODLESS SURGERY SAVES JEHOVAH WITNESS MAN

A 67-years-old Nigerian suffering from heart condition that required an open heart surgery, approached city doctors to carry our a bloodless surgery on him. Being a Jehovah Witness, a small community of people who do not accept blood or blood product transfusions, doctors had to take into consideration the patients faith and carry our the surgery accordingly.

WHAT IS PARKINSON’S DISEASE?
  • Mya Care Guest Blogger
  • 16 Jul 2019

WHAT IS PARKINSON’S DISEASE?

Parkinson’s Disease is a degenerative neurological disorder. It damages the brain and spinal cord cells slowly over time. It specifically attacks the basal ganglia, neurons that produce dopamine, a chemical responsible for coordinating how our body moves, hence the term “movement disorder.”

CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE: A SILENT RESPIRATORY PROBLEM
  • Mya Care Guest Blogger
  • 10 Jul 2019

CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE: A SILENT RESPIRATORY PROBLEM

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a group of chronic lung disease that will get worse with time. It is incurable, but if caught early enough, it is treatable. More common terms for COPD are emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

DIGESTION PROBLEMS? TRY THE LOW-FODMAP DIET
  • Mya Care Guest Blogger
  • 10 Jul 2019

DIGESTION PROBLEMS? TRY THE LOW-FODMAP DIET

We all have experienced one or the other digestive problem at some point in our lives, blame of which we always tend to put on our unhealthy lifestyle.

SICKLE CELL DISEASE AWARENESS: FACTS TO KNOW
  • Mya Care Guest Blogger
  • 09 Jul 2019

SICKLE CELL DISEASE AWARENESS: FACTS TO KNOW

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is the most common genetic blood disorder. With this disorder, normally round and pliant red blood cells assume the shape of a sickle and adhere to the blood vessels. This creates a shortage of oxygen-rich red blood cells as well as causing blood flow to slow or stop completely. This causes severe pain, organ and tissue damage, and even strokes in its victims.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HYPERTHYROIDISM
  • Mya Care Guest Blogger
  • 08 Jul 2019

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HYPERTHYROIDISM

Hyperthyroidism is a condition where your thyroid produces an antibody known as Thyroid-stimulating Immunoglobulin (TSI) which in turn causes too much thyroid hormone to be produced. This condition is also known as thyrotoxicosis or overactive thyroid. When too much of this hormone is produced, the metabolism speeds up resulting in your body failing to absorb important nutrients during the digestive process.