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Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome

What is Down Syndrome? Down syndrome, also called Down’s syndrome, is a genetic condition due to which a child’s mental and physical development gets delayed. What Causes Down Syndrome Down syndrome occurs when instead of the normal 46 chromosomes that a child inherits from his parents during conception, he gets an extra copy of chromosome […]

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Fibromuscular Dysplasia

Fibromuscular Dysplasia

Fibromuscular Dysplasia Fibromuscular dysplasia, first observed by Leadbetter and Burkland, is a rare vascular condition that mostly affects the arteries supplying blood to the kidneys (renal arteries) and brain (carotid and vertebral arteries). Location of FMD in other parts of the body are the mesenteric arteries, coronary arteries, arteries to the arms (brachial arteries) and […]

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15 Weeks Pregnant

15 Weeks Pregnant

15 Weeks Pregnant Yet another week goes by and today you step into the third week of your second trimester feeling your best. Your 15 week fetus is busy growing up this week with lots of new developments happening with each passing day. As you sit back and enjoy this read, pick up an apple! […]

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14 Weeks Pregnant

14 Weeks Pregnant

14 Weeks Pregnant Welcome to the second trimester of pregnancy! This week onward, your early symptoms of pregnancy begin to fade away giving way to newer ones. The hormones in your blood are making you feel more energetic and like your normal self again but it’s still a good idea to take utmost care of […]

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Euthyroid Sick Syndrome

Euthyroid Sick Syndrome

What is Euthyroid Sick Syndrome? Euthyroid sick syndrome (ESS), also called non-thyroidal illness syndrome, is basically a self protective mechanism of the body, often occurring during a severe illness, or long starvation. It disrupts normal bodily functions, and is characterized by one or more typical hypothyroidism symptoms despite normal levels of thyroid stimulating hormones T3 […]

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Lennox Gastaut Syndrome

Lennox Gastaut Syndrome

What is Lennox Gastaut Syndrome? Lennox Gastaut Syndrome (LGS), also called childhood epileptic encephalopathy, is a rare severe form of progressive epilepsy, characterized by multiple types of seizures that are most prominent during infancy or early childhood (age 3-8 years), but may persist through adolescence to adult years. Affected children may also have intellectual functioning […]

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13 Weeks Pregnant

13 Weeks Pregnant

13 Weeks Pregnant At 13 weeks pregnant, you are finally into your second trimester of pregnancy. With improving general health and zooming energy, you are all set to start enjoying your pregnancy. Some people call this trimester as the Honeymoon period, which is the best of the three parts of this lovely 9 month journey. […]

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12 Weeks Pregnant

12 Weeks Pregnant

12 Weeks Pregnant This is a special week for you and your 12 week fetus as it marks the end of the first trimester. The chances of having a miscarriage reduce from here on and holding your little baby in your arms becomes more of a reality. When you are 12 weeks pregnant, your baby has […]

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25 Early Signs of Pregnancy

25 Early Signs of Pregnancy

How to Read the Right Pregnancy Signs? In the midst of a busy and hectic life and wondering how to get pregnant? The answer is simple, you need to understand how your menstrual cycle works. In an average 28 day cycle, the highest chances of getting pregnant are between the 10th and 16th day, that […]

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D

What is Vitamin D? Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin which is very important for a good bone structure as it regulates calcium and phosphorous metabolism in the body. The main source of Vitamin D is sunlight. The body can synthesize vitamin D in the body with the help of sunlight. Physiology of Vitamin […]

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