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Vaginal Candidiasis – The Known Opportunistic Fiend

Hey πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹ Thank you for stopping byπŸ™‚ Hope you are doing greatπŸ‘ In this article I’ll be posting all about the causative organism, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis . In developing countries like India, a lot of women suffer from candida infection, also called as the “yeast infection”.   The disease spectrum ranges from ―innocent bystander,where symptoms are wrongly attributed to coincidental isolation of candida to complicated disease where Vulvovaginal Candidiasis is severe, persistent, or recurrent or there is an underlying host abnormality [1].   Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) has been associated with considerable direct and indirect economic costs [2], enhanced susceptibility to HIV infection [3], and is being investigated for a potential relationship with preterm birth [4]. Short-course azole-based treatment regimens are considered effective and safe [5] and are accessible and affordable in most settings. Much of

Nipple Discharge? Here’s What You Need To Know

Nipple discharge is a common condition which is experienced by a lot of females and in most cases it is benign/ non-cancerous in nature. How nipple discharge is classified? Nipple discharge is further classified into various types such as- 1.        Lactation 2.        Physiological (galactorrhea) 3.        Pathological. Lactation is a normal process in which the ducts of the breast release milk in order to feed the newborn. Galactorrhea on the other hand, is bilateral, milky, which involves multiple ducts. It occurs at least one year following cessation of breast feeding or pregnancy. What are the causes of galactorrhea ? It is most commonly caused due to hyperprolactinemia (excess of prolactin) and is also suggested by presence of amenorrhea (absence of menstruation/periods). Hyperprolactenemia may occur in females due to various causes such as- ·          Medications ·          Primary tumors ·          Endocrine abnormalities. Hypothyroidism

Breast Masses- What To Expect ?

Hey everyone πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹ Thank you for stopping   by 😊 Hope you are doing great. πŸ‘ In this article I’ll cover the topics such as what are breast masses, what are the causes of breast lumps and what to expect from your doctor while you go for the examination. The lifestyle, dietary changes and environmental factors have resulted in various adverse effects on the human body. One such change is the presence of breast lumps or breast masses. Breast lump is a localized swelling or a bulge in the breast that feels different from the breast tissue surrounding it or the breast tissue present in the same area or the other breast. Apart from hereditary causes multiple other factors also results in the formation of breast lumps. Not only in females they can be seen in males which can be as simple as gynaecomastia or the severe form i.e. Breast carcinoma or breast cancer. There are various causes of breast lumps such as- ·          Fibroadenoma (females) ·          Gynae

How to Boost Your Immunity Naturally

Hey Everyone !! Thank you for stopping by. In this article I’ll cover the types of immunity, foods that helps in strengthening your immunity and tips to boost your immunity naturally. What is immunity? Immunity is the defensive power of the body which helps the body in protecting against various infections or pathogens. There are two types of immunity- 1.        Innate immunity 2.        Adaptive/acquired immunity What is innate immunity? ·          This type of immunity is present since birth ·          It acts as the first line of defence. ·          No previous exposure of antigen is required for activation of innate immunity. ·          It is non-specific in nature. ·          No memory is seen in innate immunity. What are the components of innate immunity? The major components of innate immunity are- 1.        Epithelial barriers like skin which helps in blocking the entry of environmental microbes/ pathogens. 2.        Various cells- li