Pituitary gland regulates production of various hormones that contribute to our overall growth. It controls our blood pressure, reproductive system and sexual maturation as well. This is why it is also called as ‘master gland’. Any kind of abnormality such as tumors in pituitary gland can significantly impact the quality of our life. Persistent headaches, loss of eyesight, sexual health issues, anxiety, excessive sweating and severe joint pain are the most prominent symptoms of pituitary...
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It is common knowledge that women’s fertility decreases as they grow older, but there are other lifestyle choices & external factors which affect pregnancy even during the most fertile years. However, many women wanting to increase choices of getting pregnant do not know as to what are the things they could do or watch out for in order to achieve their goal. The following factors are invariably found to cause infertility in women who are...
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Bone marrow can be defined as a delicate tissue which is responsible for the production of blood-forming cells. Bone marrow cancer develops due to formation of malignant cells inside the patient’s bone. Severe pain and swelling in bones may be a warning sign of underlying cancer. Definite cause behind occurrence of this cancer is unknown. However, patients suffering from Paget’s disease are at a higher risk of developing bone marrow cancer.  What is Mini Stem...
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Spinal tumor occurs due to the multiplication of abnormal cells around the spinal region. Tumors that originate from spinal vertebrae are touted as vertebral tumors. Whereas, tumors that grow in spinal cord are referred to as spinal cord tumors. Malignant spine tumors may spread to other parts of body such as prostate, lung, or breast. According to top healthcare reports, nearly 17,000 patients will die due to spinal tumor this year. Root cause of spinal...
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Also known as ‘grade IV astrocytoma’, glioblastoma is a type of cancer that emerges from star-like cells of brain known as ‘astrocytes’. This dreadful disease most commonly appears in adults. Glioblastoma usually develops in the frontal and temporal lobes of brain. Prevalence of glioblastoma is more in men than women. Recent statistics reveal around 506,123 patients are affected by glioblastoma worldwide. Factors That Affect Survival of Patients Glioblastoma stage 4 is the terminal stage of...
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Cancer which starts in trachea (windpipe), bronchus (main airway) or in lung tissue is called lung cancer. Lung cancer is a condition which involves uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells within these regions. Moreover, these abnormal cells are unable to develop as healthy lung tissue & therefore rapidly divide so as to form into masses called tumors. Causes of Lung Cancer Smoking is the biggest cause of lung cancer known so far. Almost 86 percent of...
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Brachymetatarsia surgery is a procedure which involves correcting any one of the five long bones of the foot called metatarsals that are abnormally short & resulting in a shortened toe. Brachymetatarsia condition is found to occur bilaterally, i.e. in both feet & most often in the fourth toe. This condition is known as brachymetapody, in case it is affecting more than one toe. To name a few, main bhachymetatarsia causes include genetic predisposition, infection, trauma,...
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Cancer is a problem affecting billions of patients across the world in different areas of the body. One of the most common types of cancer is lung cancer, also referred to as ‘lung carcinoma’. It is a tumor that worsens & continues to spread if it is not prevented or provided proper cure. It has been generally observed that it appears after the age of 40 years. It is more pronounced among men than in...
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Lung cancer is the unconfined growth of abnormal cells that starts off in one or both lungs; generally in the cells that line the air passages. The abnormal cells do not grow into healthy lung tissue, they divide swiftly and form tumors. As tumors become bigger and more numerous, they undermine the lung’s power to give the bloodstream with oxygen. Tumors that stay in one place and do not happen to reach are known as “benign...
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Prostate Artery Embolization is a non-surgical way of curing an expanded and irritating prostate by blocking off the arteries that feed the gland and making it shrink. It is done by an interventional radiologist, rather than a surgeon, and is an alternative to a TURP (trans-urethral resection of the prostate) surgery. Procedure for PAE You will lie on the X-ray table, usually flat on your back. You require having a needle put into a vein...
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