Ever since the pandemic broke out, some of my friends and family have been calling whenever they get a cough, runny nose, or sore throat. Of course, most of them are scared and stressed, and want to be reassured whether the symptoms point to a virus infection.
Although it’s not very cold in the big cities, the temperature has already gone down in the countryside. But wherever we are located, there is a change in the overall atmosphere, and this affects all of us in different ways.
Most of us get busy in celebrating the holy month of Ramadan in special ways, and of course, preparing for Eid, which is just around the corner. Due to changes in timing in our routines, it becomes a difficult task to maintain regular timing for medication, exercise and taking care of ourselves in general. This is especially for people suffering from chronic illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, arthritis etc. Some patients find it very difficult to maintain their medications during fasting, and end up getting sick. Here are a few tips to maintain all the timings and proper diet during this period.
It has been in fashion for a long time, and body piercing in Bangladesh is now more popular than ever. While in the past we were accustomed seeing people with earrings and nose-pins, youngsters now also flaunt their pierced eye-brows, lips, and tongues. Pierced nipples and genitalia are also not unheard of.
Burns are one of the most common household injuries, especially among children in this season.
Just like adults, children are affected by all sorts of ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) diseases, but some diseases affect them more than adults.
As an ENT specialist, tonsillitis is one of the most common ailments that I treat in my chamber. It is also one of the most common topics on which everybody, regardless of profession, education or background, has many theories and opinions on. So, before the patient ends up in a doctor's chamber they have been treated many times. The same thing happens with children suffering from enlarged adenoids. Too many myths, stories and theories are out there to prevent proper treatment.
Hair is part of the tough outer protective layer of our body, which also includes exocrine glands, skin, and nails. It serves multiple functions like protection, temperature regulation, facilitation of evaporation of perspiration, and also as a sense organ.
Dementia is one of the newest medical terms added to the parlance as the number of people suffering from the ailment are ever increasing.
The most common ailment that I witness in the OPD nowadays is the itchy ears with discharge.
Whenever the word rejuvenation comes along we think of someone elderly with wrinkled skin, but that is not necessarily true.
Summer and the ensuing heat give constant reminders that our skin now requires additional care and maintenance.
My mother had diabetes, hypertension, dementia and Parkinsonism. She started suffering from these diseases at the age of 40 onwards.
The celebration of Eid, after a long month of abstinence, is a big part of our faith. Besides having good food and wearing beautiful clothes, we all want to look our best on this joyous occasion.
Summer, with the scorching heat, cloudy skies and sudden rains, is one of the most beautiful seasons of Bangladesh. Getting drenched
ALMOST everybody dreads the 40s. It is a time where you are stepping into your middle ages.