A government programme to expand access to treatment for kidney disease could now carry an added benefit for recipients: peritoneal dialysis in the home. Kidney disease affects around one in every ten Indians, with around five lakh believed to be in need of treatment with dialysis. However, as previously reported by Health Issues India, seventy […]
Hypertension is a silent disease. It affects millions of Indians and responsible for 10.8 percent of deaths in the nation. This year, World Hypertension Day is being observed with the theme “Know Your Numbers”, highlighting the importance of screening for high blood pressure and ensuring it is kept under control. The occasion is observed annually […]
While the term “dry eye disease” may conjure up images of a mildly irritating condition, the disease has the potential to cause blindness — a condition considerably more severe than a minor irritation. Studies project that, by 2030, 275 million Indians could be affected by dry eye disease. Due to the sheer number of people […]
Survival rates for those with glioblastomas — an aggressive form of brain tumour — in India are dismal. Those who develop them have been documented as surviving, at most, fourteen months. The study presenting these survival rates — conducted by the Institute of Neurosciences based in Gurgaon — appear doubtful that a cure is in […]
Hypertension is common in the Indian population, but treated only in a slim minority of patients. This is according to a recent study analysing a population sample of 731,864.
Raised blood pressure — or hypertension — is considered the leading risk factor for morbidity and mortality in India. The condition places an individual at a heightened risk for a number of conditions, predominantly cardiac disease — India’s most common cause of death. Despite being one of the conditions of greatest concern in India, many […]
Dhanya Ravi lives with a rare disease, the physical symptoms of which have left her in fear of even the most mild of physical activity. Even a sneeze may cause fractures in her bones.
Drinking water contaminated with arsenic could potentially lead to thickening of the heart’s main pumping chamber in young adults, according to a study published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. The damage is often only revealed over elongated periods of time, with individuals typically being chronically exposed to a low-level dose. This is the case […]
First, it is important to understand the dangers associated with too much salt and to what extent we are exposed to the risks. A recent study conducted by the George Institute of Global Health, India concludes that “salt intake in India is double [the] WHO prescribed limit of 5gm per day.” Indians consume 9.08 gm […]
By 2040, the number of people living with cancer who require chemotherapy will increase significantly worldwide. The burden will be most pronounced in low- or middle-income countries, including India, home to the third largest number of people living with cancer in the world. “The number of cancer cases necessitating first-line chemotherapy treatment will increase by […]