Shavaiz Arshad, Author at Thumbay Clinic

Author: Shavaiz Arshad

1. What is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)? Gastroesophageal Reflux disease (GERD) is a condition where there is reflux of acid from the stomach into the esophagus due to the weak lower esophageal sphincter (Valve between the esophagus and stomach which prevents the reflux) 2. What are the symptoms of GERD? Patient with GERD can present with heart burn and regurgitation commonly. Less commonly they can also present with...

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What Is Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the body does not produce any or enough insulin leading to an excess of sugar in the blood. Insulin is a hormone produced by pancreas, which helps the cells of the body use the glucose in food. Types Of Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes: A body does not make insulin in this type of diabetes. It is diagnosed in children and...

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picky eater

1. Don’t force : If your child isn't hungry, don't force a meal or snack. Likewise, don't bribe or force your child to eat certain foods or clean his or her plate. This might only reinforce a power struggle over food. In addition, your child might come to associate mealtime with anxiety and frustration or become less sensitive to his or her own hunger and fullness...

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stress

Pregnancy is considered to be the most wonderful and joyous time, but at the same time filled with stress, anxiety and lot more doubts and worries. There are the number of circumstances that can lead to stress while you are pregnant, including 1. Changes occurring with pregnancy 2. Weight gain and diet 3. Physical discomforts of pregnancy like nausea, constipation, leg cramps, being tired or having a backache 4. Mood...

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Seasonal Influenza

Seasonal influenza is an acute respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses which circulate in all parts of the world. The Pathogen There are 4 types of seasonal influenza viruses, types A, B, C and D. Influenza A, and B viruses circulate and cause seasonal epidemics of disease. Signs and symptoms Sudden onset of fever A cough (usually dry) A headache, muscle and joint pain Severe malaise (feeling unwell) ...

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Thumbay Clinic

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common health problem caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones. It affects around 1 in 5 women at the age of 15- 45 years. What is more alarming is as many as 70% of the women suffering from this disorder remain unaware and are at risk of complications. The exact cause of PCOS is unknown, but it often runs in...

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Dental Hygiene

Achieving healthy teeth takes a lifetime of care. Even if you’ve been told that you have nice teeth, it’s crucial to take the right steps every day to take care of them and prevent problems. Your smile depends on simple dental care habits-understand and implements these basics and you're on your way to great teeth and a fresh mouth! Brushing 1. Brush your teeth twice a day. When...

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dental

A famous proverb rightly says that ‘a stitch in time, saves nine’. Similarly, early treatment of decayed teeth saves you from extensive and expensive treatment. What Is Tooth Decay? Tooth decay is also known as Dental Caries or cavities is the breakdown or softening of strong and healthy teeth due to acids made by bacteria. Cavities usually go unnoticed as they start small initially but eventually develop...

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joint pain

Muscle Pain Muscle pain or muscle soreness can range from, acute pain like a stiff neck to more severe complex regional pain syndrome. Muscle pain is mainly due to tension, stress, overuse and Injuries, this type of pain is normally specific to one area or body part. Systemic muscle pain is a pain felt throughout the entire body systemic muscle pain is often due to an...

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Mothers always worried about care of their children in winter season and feel greatly concerned regarding their health. Be ready for this winter with some healthy tis. The cold weather creates various health issues in children as well as in adult. During this season cold and flu viruses swirl through homes as well as day care centres. A wise mom can overcome this scary season wisely...

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