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Deep Vein Thrombosis

Fri, Dec 19th 2014

Dr. Jonathan D'Souza

Introduction Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) in the deep leg vein. This condition is very serious as it can cause permanent damage to the leg which is known as post-thrombotic syndrome or pulmonary embolism. In DVT, the flow of...

Cystinuria

Thu, Dec 18th 2014

Dr. Jonathan D'Souza

Cystinuria is genetic disorder which results in the formation of stones in the kidneys, urethra the urinary bladder and in some cases, the intestines. The stones are made of amino acids, majorly Cystine. This is a condition that is inherited and is an autosomal...

Chalazion

Thu, Dec 18th 2014

Dr. Jonathan D'Souza

Introduction A chalazion is a benign, painless bump or nodule inside the upper or lower eyelid caused by inflammation and obstruction of sebaceous glands within the eyelid. This bump may increase in size over days to weeks resulting in red, swollen eyelids. Pus and...

Alkaptonuria

Thu, Dec 18th 2014

Dr. Jonathan D'Souza

Introduction Alkaptonuria is a genetic disorder, which is characterized by the accumulation of homogentisic acid. Patients with alkaptonuria fail to metabolize tyrosine and phenylalanine. One of the characteristic symptoms of alkaptonuria is the dark colored urine...
The Art Of Picking Apples

The Art Of Picking Apples

Wed, Dec 17th 2014

Z Living Staff

Is there an art to picking apples? Host David Price visits an apple farm to find out which ones are best for eating, baking, and how to pick one. Find out more in this Health Soup video.

Thalassemia

Wed, Dec 17th 2014

Dr. Jonathan D'Souza

Introduction Thalassemia is an inherited autosomal blood disorder, characterized by low levels of hemoglobin and red blood cells in the body. It results in the destruction of red blood cells, a condition called as anemia. The disease is inherited and often occurs as a...