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Migraine Headache

Migraine Headache

Migraine Headache: Introduction,Clinical Features, Trigger factors,Diagnosis,management and Prophylaxis
Introduction:
Migraine is the 2nd most common cause of headache affecting 15% of women and 6 % of men worldwide. It is an episodic headache associated with certain features like sensitivity to light light, sound or movement . Nausea vomiting often accompany the headache.
Triggers for Migraine Headache:
Hormonal Changes:- Changes during menses, pregnancy, menopause, and …

Sickle Cell Disease: A Primer

Sickle Cell Disease: A Primer

Background:
Sickle cell disease (SCD) or sickle cell anemia (SCA) is a hemoglobinopathy wherein abnormal hemoglobin is produced. It was first noted by James Herrick a medical student of African descent in 1911, when he discovered sickle-shaped erythrocytes while examining a student’s blood. Linus Pauling further categorized the disorder by noting that when the haemoglobin from an individual with sickle cell …

Thalassemia: Understanding the Disease

Thalassemia: Understanding the Disease

Thalassemia refers to a group of inherited disorders caused due to abnormal or inadequate production of the hemoglobin molecule, present in our red blood cells. Thalassemia is derived from two words – Thalassa means ‘the sea’ in Greek, which refers to the Mediterranean Sea; Haema is ‘blood’ in Greek, indicating the obvious prevalence of the disorder among people of the …

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