Monthly Archives: March 2018

Malaria : Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Definition Malaria is one of the major public health problems of the country. Around 1.5 million confirmed cases are reported annually by the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), of which 40–50% is due to Plasmodium falciparum. Malaria is curable if effective treatment is started early. Delay in treatment …

Read More »

Pneumothorax- Definition, Symptoms and Treatment

Definition Pneumothorax is generally a collapsed lung. Normally, the pressure in the lungs is greater than the pressure in the pleural space surrounding the lungs. If air enters the pleural space, the pressure in the pleura then becomes greater than the pressure in the lungs, causing the lung to collapse …

Read More »

Arrhythmia or Heart Rhythm Disorder- Treatment and Prevention  

Definition Heart rhythm disorder is also called an arrhythmia. A disorder in heart rhythm is characterized by abnormal variation in the normal heartbeat. Usually, the abnormalities occur in heart rate, regularity of beats, and sinoatrial node (SA) where electrical impulses originate are collectively causing arrhythmia. Pathophysiology Each heartbeat begins when …

Read More »