Oral Candidiasis

Also known as thrush, it is a fungal infection of the mouth. A white rash that is like cottage cheese in appearance appears in oral candidiasis. It can occur on the tongue,inner cheek , roof of mouth,gums, tonsils or back of the throat.certain amounts of the candida fungus remain in harmony with other bacteria in the body, but when their balance is upset due to various reasons, a fungal infection occurs. Oral thrush can be caused by wrongly fitting [...]

Dentistry is Not Expensive, Neglect is

People think dental treatment is expensive. Yes it does involve a lot of technique and various material costs to be borne by the dentist to restore a tooth. But having said that, dental costs can be kept to a minimal by practicing preventive dental treatment. That would involve you visiting a dentist every 6 months for a routine check up. During such visits if dental problems are detected and treated early on, the added dental expense of advanced treatment [...]

All Cold, Flu and Sore Throat is not H1N1

Common cold is most often diagnosed by person himself. Most commonly occurs in winter. It is self limiting in most patient primary caused by viral infection and affects the nose, throat, sinuses and larynx (voice box). Patient may develop symptoms in short incubation period within 2 days of viral infection. Symptoms include coughing, sneezing, sore throat, headache and fever. Recovery of the person occurs within 7 to 10 days. Any adult can get infection through air droplets from infected person or through [...]

10 Interesting Facts About The Human Heart

The average heart is the size of a fist in an adult. Your heart will beat about 115,000 times each day. Your heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood every day. An electrical system controls the rhythm of your heart. It’s called the cardiac conduction system. The human heart weighs less than 1 pound. However, a man’s heart, on average, is 2 ounces heavier than a woman’s heart. A woman’s heart beats slightly faster than a man’s heart. The beating sound of your heart is [...]

Angioplasty Procedure

WHAT IS ANGIOPLASTY?  Angioplasty is a type of Percutaneous Intervention but the two terms are often used to talk about the same procedure. Angioplasty is much like an angiogram procedure. It is also done in the catheterization lab or “cath lab”. It is a procedure used to widen the narrowing in the arteries of your heart without open surgery. In an angioplasty, a catheter with a small inflatable balloon attached is positioned within the narrowed section of the artery. When the [...]

Angiography Procedure

About cardiac catheterisation and cardiac angiography  Non-invasive tests can provide a lot of valuable information about the heart. However, sometimes it is not possible to make important decisions about a patient’s treatment unless a test called cardiac catheterisation is performed. Cardiac catheterisation, also known as coronary angiography gives vital information about the blood pressure inside your heart, and how well the pumping chambers and valves are working. Most importantly, it shows whether there are any narrowing in the coronary arteries and [...]