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Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Arthritis is a general term used to describe joint disease. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a type of arthritis in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints, causing chronic inflammation. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the joint linings (synovium) that produce fluid that lubricates the joints. This results …

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Over Indulging!

With Christmas approaching fast, it’s this time of the year where we have a tendency to over indulge, especially when it comes to eating and drinking. This can lead to a state better known as hangover… So, what is a Hangover? Hangover refers to variety of unpleasant symptoms that follow an excess of alcohol consumption. …

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Cushing’s disease

Cushing’s syndrome can be caused by different things. They can be either ACTH-dependent or ACTH-independent causes. The major cause in about 70% to 85% of cases is due to adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) dependent clauses. ACTH is a hormone that increases the levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the body. Hence, not surprising that our four-legged …

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