Dr Anitha Anchan

Dr Anitha Anchan

Biography

Dr Anitha Anchan is a qualified dentist, health conscious mom and wife with a very curious mind. When she is not in her kitchen trying to invent ingenious healthy recipes for her family, she is usually busy 'googling' and reading about the latest developments in health. She aims to simplify concepts of diseases and their causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments for her audience in simple, readable language through health.india.com.

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Rubella – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention June 12, 2014 at 12:22 pm Rubella or German measles is a viral infection caused by the rubella virus. The disease is often mild and affects the skin and lymph nodes. It usually lasts up to three days and hence, is also known as three-day measles. Causes of Rubella Mostly prevalent in winter and spring, the rubella virus …
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Hepatitis A — causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and prevention June 6, 2014 at 12:05 pm Hepatitis also known as jaundice is a condition brought about by the inflammation of the liver. Though there are various causes for this, hepatitis is most commonly caused by a viral infection. When this infection of the liver is caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV), the disease is termed …
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Anemia – causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment May 2, 2014 at 10:21 am In India 80% children and 70% pregnant women are afflicted with anemia. Red blood cell (RBCs or erythrocytes) is a type of blood cell which contains hemoglobin, an iron-containing protein, which is responsible for oxygen transportation around the body. In anemia there are fewer red blood cells or …
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World Kidney Day 2014: Top 12 symptoms of kidney disease (Gallery) March 13, 2014 at 7:15 pm Read more about causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease. You may also like to read:  8 tests for checking if your kidneys are functioning fine. 10 tips to prevent kidney disease Health tip: Prevent kidney stones with coconut water! 10 simple ways to prevent kidney …
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5 reasons to get rid of tartar on your teeth December 31, 2013 at 11:29 am Within a few hours after brushing, dental plaque (a pale yellow or white sticky substance) is formed by the accumulation of various species of bacteria along with sugar from the food we eat. If it remains on the teeth, it can attract minerals from the saliva and form a hard, flaky yellowish, …
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7 reasons stress could be bad for your teeth and gums December 24, 2013 at 12:02 pm There is no denying that stress is a part of life. A small amount of stress can in fact keep you active and get you going. It can trigger either a fight or a flight response through a surge in hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. But excess and long-term stress can undermine your physical and …
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Pregnancy mood swings: 9 practical ways to fight them December 23, 2013 at 10:17 am Pregnancy is a wonderful experience during which you go through emotional ups and downs. You may be on cloud nine one minute and sulking or irritated the next. The very hormones which helped you in conceiving are to be blamed for your mood swings, especially during your first trimester. Worries …
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How mouthwash can help fight germs in your mouth December 16, 2013 at 11:14 am Do you know that our mouth may be harbouring anywhere between 10 to 50 billion bacteriaon our teeth,gums, tongue and the inner lining of the cheeks and lips? A single tooth can harbour between 100 million and 1 billion bacteria. And even if you are an oral hygiene freak you could be harbouring …
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10 ways hypertension or High BP affects your body December 11, 2013 at 10:09 am High blood pressure or hypertension is the leading cause of premature deaths worldwide. It is a major risk factor for heart attacks and heart failure. But elevated blood pressure is linked to a more than just heart disease! Long standing hypertension can cause problems with your vision …
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4 birth defects that could affect your oral health November 19, 2013 at 12:28 pm It is likely that you have seen kids with a cleft in the lip sometimes continuing into the palate (or roof of your mouth) or tooth/teeth missing from birth. Well, these are what are called congenital anomalies or birth defects. In this post, we see how such defects often lead to oral health …
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Have a sore throat? Try these tips! November 15, 2013 at 11:36 am Most throat infections are caused by virus and a very few by bacteria.  A throat infection caused by a virus is usually taken care of by our body’s immune system and therefore, will often get better on its own. But on the road to your recovery you can follow these tips to soothe your sore …
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Could your dental treatments be causing gum disease? November 13, 2013 at 10:32 am Dental treatments treat various conditions in the mouth – that’s common sense. But what is not so commonly known is that some of these dental treatments, when not done properly, may be the cause of your gum disease. Orthodontic treatment or braces Straightening teeth with braces can have …
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How dental trauma or fractures can affect you November 5, 2013 at 11:02 am Trauma or injury to the teeth can cause various problems. It may cause your teeth to fracture, injure the tooth supporting structures and/or tear the soft tissues. A tooth may be broken, loosened, displaced or even knocked out resulting in pain and discomfort. The direct and indirect effects may …
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Caring for a diabetic in your family October 30, 2013 at 11:14 am Diabetes can be treated but can’t be cured. People with diabetes can still live a long and healthy life by making some important changes in their lives. When a family member is diagnosed with the disease your support and care can go a long way in achieving and maintaining their blood glucose …
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