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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Arthritis Treatment: Causes, Types, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

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The term ‘arthritis’ can be used to describe any kind of disorder that is associated with the joints. Arthritis affects more than 10 million people per year in India. It deters people from doing their day to day activities with ease. Osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis are some of the types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. The general arthritis symptoms include pain in the affected area, swelling, and stiffness. However, some types of arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis can affect other organs of the body and be responsible for many other arthritis symptoms. Although Arthritis disorder is more popular among people who are more than 65 years of age, but nowadays people belonging to all age groups have been diagnosed with arthritis.

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Cortisol Level Test: Purpose, Procedure, Results & Labs

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Cortisol is a major hormone present in our body and is an important contributor to a lot of bodily functions. When our body senses danger it releases the adrenocorticotropic hormone which further triggers the adrenal gland to secrete Cortisol. When that happens, the body is able to handle the problem at hand. The Cortisol level test is conducted to know whether there are unusual levels of this hormone in the body. Let us have a look at the Cortisol level test, its purpose, procedure, and the results.

 

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