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Dehydration – Causes, Signs, Symptoms & Prevention

Human body comprises 75% water which is present in both intracellularly and extracellularly. Dehydration refers to a condition that involves excessive loss of body water, leading to disturbed metabolic processes. It is generally an imbalance between water loss vs. water intake.

Neck pain & Spondylosis – Risk factors, Diagnosis and Treatment

Neck pain is a widespread medical condition that has affected almost all of us at some point or other.Neck pain is inevitable, however knowing about the risk factors can reduce your chances of a chronic neck pain and potentially increase your overall health and well-being.

Prolonged sitting & Bad Posture is the most common cause of neck and back pain and is commonly seen in IT professions which involves sitting in a single position for a prolonged duration of time. Sitting with chin protruding forward for prolonged hours puts a strain on the ligaments provoking neck pain. In the same token sitting with back protruding and rounded puts a similar strain on the ligaments. Mechanical pain arises when the joint between the 2 bones has been placed in a position that overstretches the surrounding soft tissues.

What is dengue fever?

Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection caused by dengue flavivirus. It is a significant vector-borne disease and has become a global problem causing epidemics in many countries. It is the most common arthropod-borne viral disease. Outbreaks may occur in the monsoon season as breeding of the Aedes aegyti is rampant.

Hypertension- Causes, Risks, Diagnosis and Treatment

High blood pressure is known as a silent disease as it may not present with any symptoms. However, it may slowly damage your organs like heart, brain, kidneys, and eyes if not treated appropriately and by timely intervention. This untreated high blood pressure can lead to major illnesses like stroke and heart attack to name a few.
Luckily blood pressure can be easily detected and monitored. The blood is pumped by the heart and the resistance of the arteries would determine the blood pressure.

What Is Chronic fatigue syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complex disorder characterized by extreme fatigue. The fatigue may worsen with physical or mental activity but does not improve with rest. The cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is difficult to pinpoint; it could be multifactorial— ranging from viral infections to psychological stress or as a result of a combination of any of these. It is difficult to diagnose and would require a series of tests to rule out other causes which may present with the same spectrum of symptoms.
The affected individual may present with fatigue, memory loss or unable to concentrate. They may also present with a sore throat, flu-like symptoms, feeling dizzy, palpitations, headaches, muscle or joint pains, sleep which does not refresh them. Swollen glands in the neck or armpits. However, the most classical presentation is extreme tiredness which lasts for more than one day especially after physical exercise or mental strain. This is called as post-exertional malaise.

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