Hyperuricemia and Gout

ABC of Hyperuricemia (High Uric Acid in blood) and Gout!
Uric acid is a waste product produced from digestion or breakdown of purines, which are found in certain foods and are also formed by our body. A high uric acid level (known as hyperuricemia) means excess amount of uric acid in blood. Uric acid accumulated in our blood, passes through kidneys, where most of it is filtered out and excreted(removed) into the urine. When uric acid is not properly excreted through urine than excess uric acid deposits in the form of crystals in the joints primarily those of hands and feet. This condition is known as GOUT. Many times, people with high uric acid levels don't have any symptoms or related problems. Hyperuricemia can lead to painful attacks of joints (known as Gout) or the development of kidney stones. Read More...

Alcoholic Liver Disease – Basic Facts

Alcohol-related liver disease is caused by excessive consumption of alcohol. Excessive alcohol consumption contributes to three types of liver disease: (a) fatty liver, where excess fat deposits in the liver; (b) Alcohol-related hepatitis, in which the liver cells get damaged (inflamed) and (c) Alcohol-related cirrhosis, in which normal liver tissue is replaced by nonliving (or fibrous) scar tissue. Cirrhosis of liver is irreversible medical condition Read More...

Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye conditions that can affect people with diabetes. Common disease conditions are:- (a) Diabetic retinopathy:-Diabetic retinopathy affects changes to retinal blood vessels that can cause them to bleed or leak fluid which can affect vision. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes and a leading cause of blindness among working-age adults. (b)Cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens. Adults with diabetes are 2-5 times more likely than those without diabetes to develop cataract. Cataract also tends to develop at an earlier age in people with diabetes.Read More...