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...