Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), defined as diabetes diagnosed in second and third trimesters of pregnancy, 

In India alone, GDM complicates nearly 4 million pregnancies annually, representing a large subset of the population at high risk for adverse perinatal morbidity and mortality if left inappropriately managed. As substantiated by “fetal origin of adult disease” hypothesis, the perpetuation of this ongoing cycle needs to check to avoid the occurrence of unfavorable consequences in future generations

Risk Factors for GDM

• Obesity

• Previous history of GDM

• Prior delivery of a large baby (> 4 kg or >9 lbs)

• Family history of diabetes in a first-degree relative Read more

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...

Simple Tips For Blood Pressure Measurement At Home

simple tips for blood pressure(BP) Measurement at home:- Do: Before the BP measurement, 1. Wait for atleast 30 minutes after having foof or tea/coffe 2. sit on chair near table for 5 to 10 minutes before measuring BP 3. Measure Bp on bare arm. measure BP preferably in same arm each time. 4. Empty your bladder (urination) before the reading if u hvae sensation. Don't 1. Don't smoke for atleast 30 minutes Read More...

Antibiotic Resistance – An Eclipse to a Treasure of mankind…!!

Background: Antibiotic Awareness Week takes place each November and is endorsed by the World Health Organization, acknowledging the global importance of this growing public health issue. Antibiotics are drugs used for treating infections (like Pneumonia, Urine infection, Meningitis etc.) caused by bacteria. Antibiotics have saved countless lives since its first invention in 1928. Antibiotic resistance is a growing public health concern worldwide since last few years. It is one of the major PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE/ THREAT in medical field. Read More...


ડિસલિપિડેમીયા

ડિસલિપિડેમીયા એ એક એવી અવસ્થા છે જેમાં રક્તમાં ખરાબ કોલેસ્ટ્રોલ, TG (ટ્રાયગ્લિસરાઇડ્સ) અથવા બંનેમાં વધારો થાય છે અથવા સારા કોલેસ્ટ્રોલના સ્તરમાં ઘટાડો થાય છે.કોલેસ્ટ્રોલનું આદર્શ સ્તરહૃદયની રક્તવાહિનીઓમાં રોગના વિકાસનું જોખમ તમારા લોહીમાં હાજર રહેલ કોલેસ્ટ્રોલની માત્રા પર નિર્ભર કરે છે. લોહીમાં કોલેસ્ટ્રોલના સ્તરનું આદર્શ સ્તર નીચે પ્રમાણે હોવું જોઈએ.LDL: 70-130 mg/dlHDL: 50 mg/dl થી વધુકુલ કોલેસ્ટ્રોલ: <200 mg/dlટ્રાયગ્લિસરાઇડ્સ: <150 mg/dl Read More...
 

ડાયાબિટિસ અને હાયપોગ્લાયસેમિયા (સુગર ઘટવી)

તમે જયારે ડાયાબિટિસથી પીડાતા હો ત્યારે તમારે કેટલીક એવી સ્થિતિઓનો સામનો કરવાનું શીખવાનું જરૂરી બની જાય છે જે ડાયાબિટિસ સાથે ઉદભવે છે. આ સમસ્યાઓમાંથી મુખ્ય છે હાયપોગ્લાયસેમિયાજેમાં બ્લડ સુગરનો સ્તર સામાન્ય સ્તર કરતા ઘટી જાય છે.જયારે બ્લડ સુગરનો સ્તર સામાન્ય સ્તર કરતા ઘટી જાય તો તમે નિમ્નલિખિત લક્ષણ અનુભવી શકો છો. ચક્કર આવવા, ચિંતા, વધુ પડતો પરસેવો, સતત ભૂખ લાગવી, દ્રષ્ટિમાં ઝાંખપ અથવા બબ્બે આકૃતિ દેખાવી, હ્રદયના ધબકારા વધી જવા, વિચિત્ર રીતે અથવા એકાએક મૂળ બદલાવો,  Read More...

How to avoid food and drug interactions?

People who are taking multiple medicines/ drugs for their health problem should be cautious about Food and Drug interactions. Such interaction can lead to either toxicity of drug or reduce effect of drug in body. Here are some basic tips while taking prescription or non-prescription drugs: • Don’t mix medications into food unless advised - It is advisable to keep some gap between food and drug intake unless advised by doctor because acid or minerals in certain foods can alter effects of some drug ingredients. Read More...
 

Fatty Liver (NAFLD) (ફેટી લીવર)

Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)What is NAFLD or Fatty Liver? Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition in which fat deposit in liver (commonly known as Fatty liver). Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a sub-type of NAFLD which include inflammation and liver cell damage, along with fat in liver. NASH may can lead to cirrhosis or chronic liver disease. Read More...