AN INSIGHT INTO IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

Identify IBS by abdominal pain, fullness, gas, and bloating that have been present for at least 3 days a month for the last 3 months. The pain and other symptoms will often be reduced or go away after a bowel movement. Absence of the desire to eat or at times total aversion to…

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Handling breast pains

Breast pain, also called mastalgia, is a major issue amongst women. Affecting two out of three women, mastalgia remains one of the major reasons why women consult doctors. Yet, breast issues largely remain undiagnosed and unattended to, because of fear, social stigma, unawareness amongst women and lacking facilities especially in the Indian context, where women either fail to report their problems or delay reporting their case. A large chunk of cases become complicated even before reaching the doctor, since women try home remedies for their problem before reporting it to a medical specialist.