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Vitamin D deficiency and Chronic muscle pain

Vitamin D deficiency and Chronic muscle pain

Introduction:
Chronic widespread muscle pain is very prevalent in general population. Many studies have been done to identify its reason and hypovitaminosis d is one of the major cause of chronic muscle pain. Deficiency of vitamin d causes not only muscle pain but also ricktets in children, osteomalacia.
It is a fat soluble vitamin which helps in absorption and metabolism of calcium …

Understanding Lupus: Evaluation and Management

Understanding Lupus: Evaluation and Management

In the previous article, we tried to understand how SLE patients present and when to suspect it. Most of the time, the disease just keeps glaring at us and we still miss it because we do not think about it. Now once we have suspected SLE on the basis of clinical symptoms and confirmed it my serological tests, we need …

Understanding Lupus: For Beginners

Understanding Lupus: For Beginners

WHAT IS LUPUS?
Lupus or systemic lupus erythrematosus (SLE) is an inflammatory connective tissue disease affecting multipe organs of the body. SLE is a type of autoimmune disease characterised by widespread activation of the immune system, with Tcell-Bcell interaction, auto-antibody generation, immune complex formation and deposition and deposition.
WHAT CAUSES LUPUS?
Research is still going on studying the causation for lupus. While …

Rheumatoid Arthritis: A joint problem

Rheumatoid Arthritis: A joint problem

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) also known as “Baath rog” in Nepali language is a type of rheumatic disease with predominant effect on the joints. RA is a destructive disease which can cause damage and deformities of the affected joints. The major brunt of the disease falls in females of 25 to 50 years of age. However, people of …

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