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21 May

Everything you need to know about Uterine Fibroids – Part 1

What are uterine fibroids? Fibroids are very common benign non- cancerous growths from the muscle tissue of the uterus, also called leiomyomas. What are the symptoms of due to uterine fibroids? Symptoms vary by the size and location of the fibroid. Patients with uterine fibroids can present with abnormal menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased frequency of urination, infertility , miscarriage, enlarging abdomen and pain during intercourse. Uterine Fibroids How are fibroids diagnosed? Fibroids are diagnosed using clinical examination, ultrasound and MRI. What are the treatment options for fibroids? Medical: After you are diagnosed with fibroids a trail of medical therapy is usually given . NSAIDS, oral contraceptives , progesterone analogs or gonadotropin agonists are some of the drugs which are used in the...
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11 May

Preventing Venous Ulcers

Venous Ulcers
The whole mechanism behind the formation of venous ulcers is based on the fact that pooling of blood occurs in the veins of lower limbs. This further leads to the ulceration of the overlying skin. Therefore, driving the blood forward and improving circulation in this region acts as a very powerful precautionary tool in preventing the onset of venous ulcers....
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7 May

Diagnosis and Treatment of Venous Ulcer

Varicose Veins stockings
Non-healing or recurring wounds on the inner aspect of the lower leg are most likely venous ulcers. These can be diagnosed on the basis of the history of other complaints like swelling and pain in the legs, presence of dilated, torturous veins or any other skin changes. Learn more about how venous ulcers can be diagnosed at an early stage and effectively treated....
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21 Mar

Tackling Varicose Veins

Varicose veins
What are varicose veins? Varicose veins are gnarled, enlarged veins, most commonly appearing in the legs and feet. They may also be present in the buttocks and vaginal area. Hemorrhoids are nothing but the presence of such abnormal veins in the rectal region (due to constipation). Veins are the blood vessels which carry blood from the rest of the body to the heart. They have multiple leaflet valves to prevent blood from flowing backwards. Hence the blood flow is directed upwards, against the strong effect of gravity. This is aided by the activity of the leg muscles. In varicose veins, these valves become incompetent, allowing for the back-flow and pooling of blood which leads to the enlargement and tortuousity of the...
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