WORLD PNEUMONIA DAY- 12 NOVEMBER 2020

Pneumonia is a form of acute respiratory infection that affects the lungs. Pneumonia is the single biggest infectious killer of adults and children –  claiming the lives of 2.5 million, including 672,000 children, in 2019. It is the leading cause of death due to infection in children younger than 5 years of age worldwide. CAUSES OF PNEUMONIA Bacteria  (Streptococcus pneumoniae and Mycoplasma […]

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WORLD IODINE DEFICIENCY DAY – OCTOBER 21st

                 The human body needs iodine for producing the thyroid hormone which is essential to control the body’s metabolism. Iodine deficiency can cause Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD)  Importance of iodine in human body Iodine is one such mineral that is mandatory for the production of thyroid hormones namely T3 and T4. Iodine helps in Regulating […]

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WORLD OSTEOPOROSIS DAY – 20th OCTOBER 2020

Thinning of the bones, with reduction in bone mass, due to depletion of calcium and bone protein causes osteoporosis CAUSES. Certain medications can cause osteoporosis. These include heparin ,anti seizure medications phenytoin and phenobarbital, and long term use of corticosteroids  Lack of oestrogen in the body  Amenorrhea  Chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and chronic hepatitis C Hyperthyroidism Hyperparathyroidism  Vitamin D deficiency Lack of weight-bearing exercise  Poor […]

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WORLD ARTHRITIS DAY

World Arthritis Day is celebrated every year on 12th October. Facts: The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. Other common forms include gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus.  DEFINITION Inflammation of joint is called arthritis. It can develop stiffness, warmth, swelling, redness and pain in and around the joint. CAUSES The most common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis […]

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