This is a question that we often get in all our communications channels. When it comes to health, medical professionals and researchers are careful with their words, and one word that is often used is “may.” You might have heard a doctor say, “You may experience some pain after this procedure,” or “This medication may […]
What are Myelin proteins?
Myelin proteins are a group of proteins that are primarily found in the myelin sheath, a fatty layer that surrounds and insulates the axons of nerve cells in the nervous system. Myelin proteins play a crucial role in the function and maintenance of the nervous system by facilitating the rapid transmission of nerve impulses along […]
What is the gut microbiome?
The gut microbiome refers to the complex community of microorganisms (such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microbes) that reside in the gastrointestinal tract, primarily the large intestine. These microorganisms play important roles in digestion, immune function, and many other aspects of human health. The gut microbiome is highly diverse and dynamic and can be […]
What is Liver Cirrhosis?
Cirrhosis is a severe and irreversible liver condition characterized by the replacement of healthy liver tissue with scar tissue. Once cirrhosis has developed, the liver’s ability to function properly is significantly impaired, which can lead to life-threatening complications such as liver failure, hepatic encephalopathy, and portal hypertension. While there is no cure for cirrhosis, treatment […]
What is Mucormycosis?
Mucormycosis is a rare but potentially life-threatening fungal infection. The condition occurs when a person inhales or comes into contact with spores of fungi from the environment, which can then infect the body.Mucormycosis can affect different body parts, including the sinuses, lungs, skin, gastrointestinal tract, and central nervous system. The symptoms and severity of the […]
What is HbA1C?
HbA1c (also known as A1c) stands for glycated hemoglobin. It is a blood test that measures the average blood sugar (glucose) levels over the past 2-3 months. When glucose is in the blood, it binds to hemoglobin, which is the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The amount of glucose that hemoglobin picks […]
What is PCOS?
PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. It is a hormonal disorder that affects women of reproductive age. PCOS is characterized by the presence of cysts in the ovaries, which can cause irregular periods, infertility, and other health issues. Women with PCOS may also experience symptoms such as weight gain, acne, excess hair growth, and mood […]
What is fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia (fi·bro·my·al·gi·a) is a condition that causes pain all over the body (also referred to as widespread pain), sleep problems, fatigue, and often emotional and mental distress. People with fibromyalgia may be more sensitive to pain than people without fibromyalgia. This is called abnormal pain perception processing. Cause and Impact Fibromyalgia affects about 4 million […]