Otitis media is inflammation of the middle ear, or middle ear infection (the word otitis is Latin and it means “inflammation of the ear”, and media means middle).
Otitis media occurs in the area between the ear drum (the end of the outer ear) and the inner ear, including a duct known as the Eustachian tube. It is one of the two categories of ear inflammation that can underly what is commonly called an earache, the other being otitis externa. Diseases other than ear infections can also cause ear pain, including cancers of any structure that shares nerve supply with the ear.
Otitis media is very common in childhood, with the average toddler having two to three episodes a year, almost always accompanied by a viral upper respiratory infection (URI), mostly the common cold. The rhinoviruses (nose viruses) that cause the common cold infect the Eustachian tube that goes from the back of the nose to the middle ear, causing swelling and compromise of pressure equalization, which is the normal function of the tube. In general, the more severe and prolonged the compromise of Eustachian tube function, the more severe the consequences are to the middle ear and its delicate structures. read more [...]
Cardiomyopathy, which literally means “heart muscle disease,” is the deterioration of the function of the myocardium (i.e., the actual heart muscle) for any reason. People with cardiomyopathy are often at risk of arrhythmia or sudden cardiac death or both.
Cardiomyopathies can generally be categorized into two groups, based on World Health Organization guidelines: extrinsic cardiomyopathies and intrinsic cardiomyopathies.
These are cardiomyopathies where the primary pathology is outside the myocardium itself. Most cardiomyopathies are extrinsic, because by far the most common cause of a cardiomyopathy is ischemia. The World Health Organization calls these specific cardiomyopathies:
Coronary artery disease
Congenital heart disease
Ischemic (or ischaemic) cardiomyopathy
Cardiomyopathy secondary to a systemic metabolic disease
Ischemic cardiomyopathy is a weakness in the muscle of the heart due to inadequate oxygen delivery to the myocardium read more [...]
Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils and will often, but not necessarily, cause a sore throat and fever.
Types of Tonsillitis
There are 3 main types of tonsillitis: acute, subacute and chronic. Acute tonsillitis can either be bacterial or viral (75%) in origin. Subacute tonsillitis (which can last between 3 weeks and 3 months) is caused by the bacterium Actinomyces. Chronic tonsillitis, which can last for long periods if not treated, is almost always bacterial.
Symptoms of Tonsillitis
Symptoms of tonsillitis include a severe sore throat (which may be experienced as referred pain to the ears), painful/difficult swallowing, headache, fever and chills, and change in voice causing a “hot potato” voice. Tonsillitis is characterized by signs of red, swollen tonsils which may have a purulent exudative coating of white patches (i.e. pus). There may be enlarged and tender neck cervical lymph nodes.
Causes of Tonsillitis
Bacterial tonsillitis may be caused by Group A streptococcal bacteria, resulting in strep throat. Viral tonsillitis may be caused by numerous viruses such as the Epstein-Barr virus (the cause of infectious mononucleosis) or the Adenovirus.
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Ischaemic or ischemic heart disease (IHD), or myocardial ischaemia, is a disease characterized by reduced blood supply to the heart muscle, usually due to coronary artery disease (atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries). Its risk increases with age, smoking, hypercholesterolaemia (high cholesterol levels), diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure) and is more common in men and those who have close relatives with ischaemic heart disease.
Symptoms of stable ischaemic heart disease include angina (characteristic chest pain on exertion) and decreased exercise tolerance. Unstable IHD presents itself as chest pain or other symptoms at rest, or rapidly worsening angina. Diagnosis of IHD is with an electrocardiogram, blood tests (cardiac markers), cardiac stress testing or a coronary angiogram. Depending on the symptoms and risk, treatment may be with medication, percutaneous coronary intervention (angioplasty) or coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG).
It is the most common cause of death in most Western countries, and a major cause of hospital admissions. There is limited evidence for population screening, but prevention (with a healthy diet and sometimes medication for diabetes, read more [...]
Hypertension, referred to as high blood pressure, HTN or HPN, is a medical condition in which the blood pressure is chronically elevated. It was previously referred to as nonarterial hypertension, but in current usage, the word “hypertension“ without a qualifier normally refers to arterial hypertension. 
Hypertension can be classified either essential (primary) or secondary. Essential hypertension indicates that no specific medical cause can be found to explain a patient’s condition. Secondary hypertension indicates that the high blood pressure is a result of (i.e., secondary to) another condition, such as kidney disease or tumours (pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma). Persistent hypertension is one of the risk factors for strokes, heart attacks, heart failure and arterial aneurysm, and is a leading cause of chronic renal failure. Even moderate elevation of arterial blood pressure leads to shortened life expectancy. At severely high pressures, defined as mean arterial pressures 50% or more above average, a person can expect to live no more than a few years unless appropriately treated.
Hypertension is considered to be present when a person’s systolic blood pressure read more [...]
Hairfall or Baldness - cause for worry
One of the biggest worries that can be caused by a seemingly harmless thing is that caused by falling of hair or hair loss as it immediately throws up a stark image of a bald pate, which no one wants to have. The very thought of hair fall tends to lower your confidence about your looks. It may even make you a target of jokes. A commonly heard joke in our part of the world is that if one is losing hair, it is an indication that he is becoming rich. In reality, the opposite is more likely to be true. A person with falling hair ends up losing or spending a fortune trying to stop the hair from falling and preserving one’s crowning glory. Moreover, there is no dearth of enterprising people out to fleece such patients who are already hassled.
Causes of Hair fall or Baldness
To understand the causes of hairfall, it is important to understand the normal process of growth and fall of hair. The hair are constantly undergoing a normal cyclic process of growth and fall at the same time. There are three phases of the life cycle of a hair. The first phase of growth is known as the anagen phase, which lasts for 2 to 6 years. Roughly 85% of the hair are read more [...]
To summaries Hepar sulph. in two words, one could say; OVERSENSITIVE and ABUSIVE. Hepar patients appear as if their nerves are on edge, as if the nerve endings are raw and exposed. IN this state, they feel as if they are going to break apart, that they cannot take the slightest pressure – whether physical or psychological. Then they become angry, nasty, vicious, and abusive of other people.
In the first stage of pathology in Hepar, there is a general weakness and sensitivity. They may become irritable over small things, but this is still controllable situation.
Next, there is a nervous excitement. Everything is done in a hurry. He speaks fast, eats fast, drinks fast, etc. The nervous system becomes would up into a super-excited state. This state of hastiness is most comparable to Sulphuric acid in its intensity. As the nervous system pathology becomes more extreme, the oversensitiveness becomes most evident. At first, this is manifest in the typical Hepar sensitivity to cold. Hepar is aggravated by dry cold air, especially by dry cold winds. Humid, cold weather, which bothers most people, is not so severe for Hepar patients.
A memorable peculiarity of Hepar is its sensitivity read more [...]
Hello everyone its been since I have posted any article now. My self dr devendra pal singh
Autumn season rubrics
Autumn season is from august to October
Today we will discuss autumn season rubrics and see their efficacy in daily practice. Taking season as a rubric will increased our range to explore the vitality, 1st of all many physician asked me why to consider season as a rubrics my answer is if its of no use then why it is given in repertory and materia medica and certain people tend to get sick in a particular season so its related to their diatheses which indirectly by default relates it to the constitution of the patient. And also taking season as rubric means we have a symptom which is partly general and partly particular of mental of pathological.
We all know and read about autumnal dysentery of the colchicum. Now this symptom is very popular amongst homoeopaths and students. But there are other symptoms also. We should consider them also. If you believe in colchicum’s autumnal dysentery then you should also believe in this article I am stating now.
ABDOMEN - Diarrhoea, enteritis - aggravation - In autumn: (5) chin. Colch. Merc. nux-m. verat.
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I had just finished reading a book on treating Autism and was in the middle of reading another when the opportunity to assist a three year old boy with Autism presented itself at my clinic. Martin’s mother Kate had made an appointment for Martin’s chronic ear infections as there had been no improvement in his ear infections after five rounds of antibiotics. Armed with enthusiasm, insight and encouragement from my reading material, I relished the opportunity to speak with Kate about how we could treat Martin’s overall well being including his ear infections. Kate was amazed and excited with the possibilities presented.
The following case history is of a three year old boy clinically assessed as Autistic and his treatment with homoeopathic medicine. To protect the family’s privacy, the true names of the mother and son have been changed.
What is Autism and how is it assessed?
The term Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) includes Autism, Autistic Disorders, Aspergers Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-not otherwise specified. (PDD-NOS). Autistic Spectrum Disorders are deemed to be lifelong developmental disabilities in social interaction, read more [...]
تشخیص یعنی بیماری کا پتا چلانا بالعموم ایلوپیتھک پس منظر میں بولا جاتا ہے جب کہ ہومیوپیتھی میں اس کا مطلب مختلف ہے۔
ایلوپیتھی میں تشخیص کا مطلب اس وائرس، بکٹیریا یا مائکروب وغیرہ کا کُھرا ڈھونڈنا ہوتا ہے جو (ان کے خیال میں) بیماری کا اصل سبب ہوتا ہے۔
اگر سراغ مل جائے تو اس کا توڑ کرنے والی انٹی بائیوٹک، انٹی وائرل یا انٹی الرجک دوا تجویز کی جاتی ہے۔ اس مقصد کے لیے مختلف لیب ٹیسٹس، ایکس رے، سی ٹی سکین اور بے شمار دیگر ٹیسٹ اسی سلسلے کی کڑی ہیں۔ اور اگر سراغ نہ ملے تو بیماری پر لاعلاج (یا پھر الرجی) کا لیبل لگا کر فائل بند کر دی جاتی ہے۔
ان ٹیسٹ کے حق میں بہت کچھ کہا اور لکھا جاتا ہے اور یقیناً ان کی افادیت سے کسی کو انکار نہیں، ہومیوپیتھی کو بھی نہیں۔
طبِ ایلوپیتھی read more [...]