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How obesity is like alcoholism

Posted by: admin on: August 8, 2011

What is Alcoholism? Alcoholism is a primary chronic disease with genetic, psycho-social and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. It is characterized by continuous or periodic impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol despite adverse consequences and distortions of thinking, mostly denial. Let us look at this definition of alcoholism and see […]

Management of Hyperprolactinemia

Posted by: admin on: July 26, 2011

The Endocrine Society has released a new clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with hyperprolactinemia. People with high prolactin levels who have few or no symptoms and no demonstrable pituitary tumor may not need treatment, but infertile or pregnant patients, and individuals with bothersome symptoms require specialized treatment depending on the […]

Osteoporosis in senior citizens means lifelong treatment .If treatment is being diligently taken there is a benefit of 5yrs of life. Here is a study. Team @CMHF

Glucocorticoid-Induced osteoporosis in men

Posted by: admin on: June 22, 2011

Osteoporosis and women have a long drawn association. While treating men with glucocorticoids little do we consider osteoporosis risk. A second thought on this side effect is a must, while treating a case of fracture or with on going steroid treatment in men. Team@CMHF

Category: Orthopaedics Life long treatment for osteoporosis has not been adhered to amongst the Swedish population. Situation could be worse in India where poverty, illiteracy, myths and ignorance could add to the existing problem .It becomes the Family doctor’s job to educate & see that the patients take these medicines lifelong. Team@CMHF

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