Health Articles by Dr. Parth R Goswami

Gastro Health
Diverticulitis is the inflammation of the diverticuli. Diverticuli is the abnormal outpouching of the large intestine wall. A patient in this condition can present with abdominal pain, fever, and diarrhea. Few can remain asymptomatic as well. Treatment depends upon the severity.
Blood Health
Hemochromatosis is a congenital condition in which an HFE gene mutation is present. So, increased iron absorption occurs irrespective of intake. More iron gets accumulated and iron storage increases. If the condition progresses, then iron gets accumulated in other organs apart from bone marrow like in liver, spleen, myocardium, joints, testes, skin, etc. Lets read more about this condition.
Iron-deficiency anemia is a global burden over the communities, and it is prevalent everywhere. This article discusses the clinical features, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of iron-deficiency anemia.
Eosinophils are round to oval cells having a bilobed nucleus with orange granules in the cytoplasm. Along with the IgE antibody, it mediates allergic reactions, that is, type-1 hypersensitivity reactions. So, increased eosinophil count is suggestive of mainly allergic reaction. Its normal range in different leukocyte counts is only 1 to 6 % (40 to 400/cmm). In an allergic reaction, eosinophils along with mast cells, play a significant role and its content like digestive enzymes and cytotoxic protein can lead to tissue damage as well.
Thalassemia is a form of hemolytic anemia. It is an autosomal recessive disorder. If two individuals with 'thalassemia minor trait' marry, the chance of the offspring having thalassemia major is 25 %. Hence it's screening is necessary in our community.
Sexual Health
Whenever a female has unprotected intercourse without using any kind of contraception, a chance of pregnancy is present. The female sometimes does not want to bear the risk of having a child at that point in her life. So, emergency contraception options are beneficial in such a case, to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. In this article, we will discuss in detail about the methods of emergency contraception available and their mechanisms.
Respiratory health
Lung abscess is a liquefactive necrosis of the lung tissue. It is the suppurative inflammation of lungs by microorganisms, leading to necrosis and cavitation. If the duration is less than 4 to 5 weeks, then it is an acute case. Most common cause for developing an abscess is aspiration pneumonia. If the abscess is formed secondary to an infectious cause, then the prognosis is good with antibiotic therapy. But if it is associated with malignancy, then the prognosis is poor.