Monthly Archives: April 2011

A Family Doctor’s Tale -HYPERKALEMIA

DOC I HAVE HYPERKALEMIA Hyperkalemia is defined as high Potassium in the blood. Normal blood potassium varies from 3.4 to 5.7 mmol per liter.Extracellular potassium level represents only 2 per cent of the total body potassium. Potassium is a major … Continue reading

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A Family Doctor’s Tale -HYPOKALEMIA

DOC I HAVE HYPOKALEMIA Hypokalemia is defined as low Potassium in the blood. Normal blood potassium varies from 3.4 to 5.7 mmol per liter.Extracellular potassium level represents only 2 per cent of the total body potassium. Potassium is a major … Continue reading

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A Family Doctor’s Tale – UNDESCENDED TESTES

DOC I HAVE UNDESCENDED TESTES Undescended Testis is incomplete or improper descent of one or both testes through the  canal which is the tunnel which leads the spermatic duct from the abdomen to the testis. The causes of  Undescended Testis … Continue reading

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A Family Doctor’s Tale – PREMENSTRUAL TENSION

DOC I HAVE PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME Premenstrual syndrome is a condition occurring seven to ten days before menses more common in women over the age of 30. Premenstrual Syndrome may manifested itself as a period of irritability, abdominal discomfort, headache and … Continue reading

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A Family Doctor’s Tale – CHRONIC FATIGUE

DOC I HAVE CHRONIC FATIGUE  Chronic Fatigue is a collection of symptoms with the predominance of severe fatigue(tiredness) which can last for months or years. There are 2 main causes of Chronic Fatigue  1.Pathological Chronic Fatigue :Viral Infections may be … Continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Photo Dermatitis

A Simple Guide to Photo Dermatitis—————————————- What is Photo Dermatitis?————————————- Photo Dermatitis is a common skin condition which presents as a erythematous or vesicular rash on face, neck, hands and other areas exposed to sunlight. What causes Photo Dermatitis?————————————- The … Continue reading

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A Family Doctor’s Tale – ADDISON DISEASE

DOC I HAVE ADDISON DISEASE Addison Disease is a  disease which is caused by the deficiency of  circulating glucocorticoids steroids and mineralocorticoids (aldosterone) hormones as a result of disease of the adrenal glands. The causes are believed to be:1. Auto-immune … Continue reading

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