Sprains and Strains in children: Response & Precaution

A sprain is caused by the tearing of a ligament that supports a joint. The ankle, knee, wrist and shoulder joints are the ones most often affected. The symptoms are pain and swelling. A strain is caused by the over stretching or tearing of muscle fibres. It is usually less serious than a sprain. Do… [ Continue Reading ]

Haemorrhoids (Piles) During Pregnancy

It’s been a long day for Anu. As she relaxes with her evening coffee, she feels a jab of pain close to her anus. A trip to the gynaecologist the next day confirms her fears. It is piles. Piles, which look like soft purple lumps protruding through the anal ring, are actually swollen veins. They… [ Continue Reading ]