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What Is Haematuria?

Haematuria Haematuria is defined as the presence of blood in the urine. When the bleeding is visible or can be seen by the naked eye it is termed frank haematuria or macroscopic haematuria. The urine may be pink, red or brownish in colour due to the blood present in it. …

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Specific Tests

Radiological imaging There are various radiological procedures that may be done when an individual is diagnosed to have chronic kidney disease. These tests are done when the doctor suspects that you may have certain diseases that can be detected by the procedure, for example, stone disease, tumor, structural abnormalities, etc. …

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Secondary Hypertension (Renal Cause)

Secondary hypertension is a type of hypertension with an underlying, potentially correctable cause. It is much less common than primary hypertension, affecting only 5% of hypertensive patients. The symptoms, physical examination, and routine laboratory tests may help to identify such patients. In particular, patients in whom hypertension develops at an …

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Steroid Inhaler? – Safety in Breast Feeding

What Is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes episodes of difficulty in breathing. Asthma symptoms are caused primarily by chronic inflammation of the airways. This makes the airways of the patient with asthma highly sensitive to various triggers. Examples of triggers such as dust, animal furs, extreme …

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Occupational Asthma: How To Prevent

Introduction Occupational asthma is asthma caused by or worsened by exposure to substances in the workplace. Many substances in the workplace can cause occupational asthma. The frequency of occupational asthma is not known but under-reporting is likely. Occupational asthma should be correctly diagnosed early so that workers can be protected …

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Nocturnal Asthma

Presence of asthma symptoms at night is very common. In one publication, nightime awakening of at least once a week happened in up to 74% of patients with asthma, approximately 40% experiencing nightime symptoms on a nightly basis (Sutherland ER, JACI 2005, 116:1179). The presence of nocturnal symptoms in asthma …

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