1. Advantages of GLP-1 receptor agonists in diabetes management

    Advantages of GLP-1 receptor agonists in diabetes management

    GLP-1 receptor agonists, also known as the incretin mimetics, have a glucose-dependent effect on pancreatic secretion of insulin and glucagon. There are two types of drug classes; glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 receptor agonists and dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors; for treating type-2 diabetes. They have glucose-dependent action on insulin and glucagon secretion, which improve glycemic management, decrease the risk of hypoglycemia and compose an outstanding means for the management of type 2 diabetes.GLP-1 receptor agonists show a distinctive and innovative method for the treatment...
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  2. Advantages of two-drug combination treatment for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients

    Advantages of two-drug combination treatment for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a respiratory disease that is very to asthma, but the physiopathology is different. Person suffering from COPD have difficulty in exhaling. Difficulty in exhaling air due to obstruction lead to shortness of breath or frequently feeling tired. A person suffering from COPD may also have asthma. Reports of WHO in 2015 indicated that in India, 2-22% men and 1.2-19% women are affected by COPD. Globally 5% of all deaths are due to COPD.However, there are various methods or varieties of drug medications, which...
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  3. Aortic valve replacement sans surgical treatment

    Aortic valve replacement sans surgical treatment

    The aortic valve is the one the main four valves that allow blood flow from the left ventricle to the aorta. Valvular heart disease, especially aortic stenosis, involves the aortic valve to become weak or non-functioning, leading to disrupted flow cycle of the blood. Symptoms of this disease include weakness and shortness of breath, and reduced life expectancy. Treatment usually involves open heart valve surgery but in special cases, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) or Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is used.TAVI involves implantation of another aortic valve, made from natural heart muscles of...
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  4. Asthma in Indian population: most economic medicines available in the market

    Asthma in Indian population: most economic medicines available in the market

    Asthma is a common inflammatory and chronic respiratory disease of the airways of the lungs. The airways are mainly are basically bronchial tubes that allow in and out of the air, which when inflated reduce the flow of air to lungs. In a country of 1.3billion, India has estimated 15-20 million people affected by the chronic respiratory disease asthma. In addition, 10%-20% of the total people affected by asthma in India comprise children of the age group 5-11 years. The prevalence of occurrence of asthma amongst the Indian children has increased exponentially in last 10 years mainly due to growing air pollution and poor quality of...
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  5. Common Drugs used in Angina Treatment

    Common Drugs used in Angina Treatment

    Chest pain or angina, a major cardiovascular disease, is caused due to blockage in arteries of the heart. Treatment includes medications/drug administration as well as lifestyle and dietary changes, angioplasty, and Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP) therapy. Drug-based medications for angina are used in serious and emergency cases.Most common drug-based medications in case of angina are:Aspirin: Aspirin helps angina patients by reducing the ability of blood to clot. It makes the blood flow easier in narrowed arteries and reduces the risk of heart attack.Nitrates: Nitrates, one of the most common treatments, involves relaxation and widening of blood arteries to help better blood flow to the heart muscles. Most common and economic drug under this variety is nitroglycerin...
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  6. Combination Treatment for COPD Treatment

    Combination Treatment for COPD Treatment

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a form of respiratory disease causing difficulty in a person to exhale. Various medications for treatment of COPD include; bronchodilators, phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE4) inhibitors, corticosteroids, and other medication varieties. On the other hand, two drug methods, also known as ‘combination therapy’ is one of the recent techniques in combination therapies.A combination therapy is a method or technique that involves combination of more than one drug variety for the treatment of COPD. Various types of combination therapies include, fixed combinations of agents, two...
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  7. Dangers of Acquiring Diabetic Nephropathy in Diabetes Patients

    Dangers of Acquiring Diabetic Nephropathy in Diabetes Patients

    Diabetic nephropathy is a condition where the kidneys are affected due to severe diabetic conditions. It affects people with both, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and is divided into five stages of deterioration. In the United States, approximately 40% of people with diabetes develop diabetic nephropathy, whilst approximately 20% of all diabetic patients suffer from diabetic nephropathy.  It is an advanced level diabetic condition and also called end-stage renal disease or ESRD. Diabetes is responsible for 30-40% of all end-stage renal disease (ESRD) cases globally.Diabetic nephropathy is the leading cause...
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  8. The Impact of Fast Food Advertisements on Childhood Obesity

    Childhood obesity is a global health problem. Children eat more junk foods and snacks that are cheaper and readily available in schools than healthy snacks. Today fast food lures more consumers at younger & younger ages. Fast food giants spend billions on marketing and advertising targeted at children. Most of the fast foods are empty calories and low in nutritional value. Children are more vulnerable, less able to see through advertisements targeting them. Junk Food Advertising Effect Children Research shows that marketing targeted at children at an early age influenced their food choices, food preferences and eating habits. This is a serious issue as the majority of these marketing activities are for foods that are high in calories, fat, sugar and/or sodium. Unfortunately, research has found strong ties between rises in advertising for non-nutritious foods...
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  9. Can Anti-Depressant Amitriptyline Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

    Amitriptyline is a popular tricyclic antidepressant used to treat several mental disorders including major depressive disorder, anxiety, psychosis, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and bipolar disorder. This anti depression medicine may also be prescribed less frequently for migraines, post-herpetic neuralgia, neuropathic pain such as fibromyalgia, and insomnia. People living with mental illnesses may have symptoms that could be mistaken for physical ailments. In such cases, Amitriptyline is suggested as an antidepressant analgesic, due to its sedative qualities that relieves pain in some people. Tricyclics like Amitriptyline affect brain pathways that regulate mood and pain perception, intensifying the activity of the neurotransmitters norepinephrine...
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  10. 7 Powerful Reasons To Eat Bananas

    7 Powerful Reasons To Eat Bananas

    Bananas are one of the most tempting fruits, extremely delicious, and a healthy snack. They are loaded with potassium, magnesium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C. Evidence shows that the nutrients levels rise in bananas as they ripen, dark-spotted bananas are 8 times more effective in boosting the power of white blood cells than green skin bananas.An array of health benefits is linked with this curvy yellow fruit. Bananas help to attain your weight loss goals, keeps your bowels healthy, normalize the heart rhythm, and strengthen the nervous system. Keep a bunch of bananas on your desk and boost your energy. Health benefits Of Eating Bananas 1.Heart Healthy The potassium, magnesium and the vitamin...
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