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The Truth About Dark Circles Around Eyes

by Health Please


Posted on 11:24AM Jul 16, 2018 in General


THE TRUTH ABOUT DARK CIRCLES AROUND EYES

Lack of sleep and working on screens for long hours a day are usually the causes one relates to when we suffer from dark circles under our eyes. Sometimes, iron deficiency or even vitamin deficiency is pondered over. But, the truth could be grave! It could be due to anemia, dehydration and even hepatic disease!

Do you know how dark circles appear?

Our skin has a lot of tiny webbed blood vessels just under it, called as capillaries and these capillaries are so small that the blood cells literally have to line up to pass through these. In this process, they tend to leak in the surrounding areas. This breakdown of red blood cells leaves the area black and blue, especially with the skin around the eyes being thinnest!

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Know About Sickle Cells Disease

by Health Please


Posted on 10:09AM Jun 16, 2018 in General


Sickle Cells Disease

What is Sickle-cell disease?

Sickle-cell disease (SCD) is a group of blood disorders typically inherited from a person's parents. The most common type is known as sickle-cell anaemia (SCA). It results in an abnormality in the oxygen-carrying protein haemoglobin (haemoglobin S) found in red blood cells. This leads to a rigid, sickle-like shape under certain circumstances. Problems in sickle cell disease typically begin around 5 to 6 months of age.

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Health Awareness - Cancer

by Health Please


Posted on 10:09AM Jun 16, 2018 in General


Cancer Survivors Day

What is Cancer?

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells anywhere in a body. These abnormal cells are termed cancer cells, malignant cells, or tumor cells. These cells can infiltrate normal body tissues. Many cancers and the abnormal cells that compose the cancer tissue are further identified by the name of the tissue that the abnormal cells originated from (for example, breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer). Cancer is not confined to humans; animals and other living organisms can get cancer. Below is a schematic that shows normal cell division and how when a cell is damaged or altered without repair to its system, the cell usually dies.

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Health Awareness - Thalassemia

by Health Please


Posted on 12:03PM May 08, 2018 in General


World Thalassemia Day



What is thalassemia?

Thalassemias are genetic blood disorders inherited from a person’s parents and are characterized by less hemoglobin and a fewer red blood cells in your body than normal. Symptoms depend on the type and can vary from none to severe.

There are two main types, alpha thalassemia and beta thalassemia. The severity of alpha and beta thalassemia depends on how many of the four genes for alpha globin or two genes for beta globin are missing.

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