Iron Deficiency Anaemia – Symptoms, Causes, Types, Diet and Treatment

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Are you feeling tired and drained most of the time? If you are having a series of headaches, shortness of breath, recurring irregular heartbeat, then you could be suffering from iron deficiency anaemia. Anaemia is the lack of healthy RBCs in the body to carry sufficient oxygen to the body. Having low haemoglobin doesn’t allow your body organs to function efficiently. As a result, you are fatigued most of the time.

If you have any of the above symptoms, you must go to a pathology lab for an anaemia test to check the haemoglobin levels in your body. The treatment and diet plans can then be suggested by a health practitioner based on the blood test reports.

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Shoulder Pain – Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

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Your shoulders are probably one of those parts of your body that you don’t bother about much until shoulder pain happens to knock your senses down. In fact, when you see people ​write about common shoulder pain,​ you cannot even imagine how painful it could be. It can restrict you from doing even simple tasks such as moving your hands for brushing or cleaning your hair or fetching something overhead.

 

Shoulder pain and other issues related to shoulder are quite common. And, needless to mention, these tend to increase with age. Moreover, the nature of shoulder pain is unpredictable. It can either pop-up suddenly and abruptly or gradually. The intensity of the pain is likely to range somewhere between mild to intolerable. At SRL Diagnostics, we feel that regardless of the intensity of your shoulder pain, seeking medical advice is imperative.

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5 Common Winter Diseases With Symptoms and How To Prevent Them?

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Winter is finally here. So is the sudden dip in temperature followed by a season of common winter ailments. While gearing up for the charming winters with everything necessary, we should not forget about its other side, the side that’s not that welcoming or pleasant. Yes, winters also mean a season of health conditions that can pop up due to the sudden fall in temperature and other related factors.

 

At SRL Diagnostics, we believe that it is never too late to take care of yourself. So, without making any delay, let’s take a look at some of the most common winter illnesses that can take a toll on your overall health.

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Typhoid Fever: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Test Results

Typhoid Fever - Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Test Results

If you have a persistent fever that is as high as 104 degrees Fahrenheit accompanied by diarrhea, poor appetite, and lethargy, it could be typhoid fever. The fever is caused by Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi bacteria. This acute illness is most common in the Indian subcontinent, South-east Asia, Africa, and South America. Typhoid fever can be diagnosed by analyzing stools, urine, and blood samples of the affected person.

Typhoid fever, though can be controlled with antibiotic treatment, is a serious health threat, especially for children. It is a communicable disease that spreads through contaminated food and water. So, it is important to avoid close contact with an affected person.  Vaccines for typhoid fever are available but are partially effective in combating the illness.

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Autoimmune Diseases: Types, Symptoms, Causes & Diagnosis

Autoimmune Diseases - Types, Symptoms, Causes & Diagnosis

The human body comprises of a defense mechanism, known as the immune system. Its primary function is to fight off any viruses or infections that might be present in the body. Many of the infections and diseases are dealt by the immune system, but there are a few that can unexpectedly harm the body. Also known as autoimmune disease, these diseases trick the immune system into attacking the healthy cells of the body. As a result, the entire body is susceptible to this disease, and treating it can be a problem.

There is no apparent cause for the rise of an autoimmune disease, but it’s most likely due to genetic factors.  Also, women are more likely to have an autoimmune disease as compared to men.

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Chickenpox Treatment-Symptoms, Stages, and Causes

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Chickenpox is a viral infection, much feared for being contagious. The varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is known to affect mostly kids, but adults are not spared either! Telltale signs of chickenpox are the occurrence of super-itchy, fluid-filled, red blisters all over the body. Fever in the range of 101-102 F (38.3-38.8OC) accompanied by a bad headache, sore throat, and stomach ache are usual chickenpox symptoms. The temperature may last for a few days, and over time the blisters pop and start to leak. These blisters take a few more days to crust and scab over. Even after complete healing, the scars often remain all over the body for a long time.

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Stomach Ache Reasons for Abdominal Pain, Cramps, Treatment

Stomach Ache Reasons for Abdominal Pain, Cramps, Treatment

Stomach pain is not something anyone wouldn’t have had in a lifetime. It can be as simple as temporary gastric symptoms, or as serious as a heart attack. Generally, pain in any area in the digestive tract, below the chest area, till the pelvis can be called as stomach pain by people. The most appropriate term here is abdominal pain. As the abdominal area contains many kinds of organs, medical practitioners divide them into 4 quadrants – left upper, left lower, right upper and right lower.

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The Health Hazards of Air Pollution

The Health Hazards of Air Pollution

Air Pollution – Types, Causes, Effect & Solution

 

What is Air Pollution?

 

Air Pollution refers to the contamination of the air with harmful substances which includes the biological molecules, organic and inorganic particles, and hazardous gases such as Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), Radon, etc.

 

Types of Air Pollution:

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HIV: Causes, Symptoms in Men, Women & Test Cost

HIV - Causes, Symptoms in Men, Women & Test Cost

What is HIV?

 

The ‘Human Immunodeficiency Virus’, or HIV, is a virus that spreads through body fluids which attack our immune system and make it weak. They attack mostly the CD4 cells, also known as T cells. These cells are attributed with the function of warding off diseases but with time, the virus kills off so many cells that the body loses its ability to fight infections and diseases.

Studies and statistics show that, every year in India, at least 1 million people get affected with HIV and it often proceeds further to the next stages because the people fail to recognize the early symptoms.


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Haemoglobin Test – Normal, High and Low Level Ranges

Hemoglobin Test - Normal, High and Low Level Ranges

The oxygen-carrying protein found in the red blood cells is known as haemoglobin. This protein provides the red colour to the blood. It carries oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues and transports carbon dioxide to the lungs from the tissues. The hemoglobin test measures the amount of this oxygen-carrying protein present in the blood.

 

What haemoglobin test reveals?

 

The Hb blood test (haemoglobin abbreviated as Hb) shows the result if your blood has lower haemoglobin than normal, then it means you have anaemia.Read More

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