Recently a case of meningitis caused by ear infection in a previously healthy man in the UK made international headlines. In this article I will
In this blog we discuss anatomy and physiology of hearing that help us understand the possible mechanisms of tinnitus.
Tinnitus – What is this common condition?
An Introduction to Tinnitus Tinnitus is a very common condition, reported in almost two thirds of adults. Tinnitus – the word finds its origin in
Herpes Zoster Oticus – Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
What is Herpes Zoster Oticus? Herpes zoster involving the facial nerve and the dermatomes around the ear, it is known as Herpes Zoster oticus or
Fungal infection of the ear – Otomycosis
Otomycosis = “Oto”(ear) + “mycosis”(fungus). Fungal infection of the ear is frequently diagnosed during the summer and monsoon months, due to the increased humidity in
Hyperthyroidism is the result of an over-functioning thyroid gland. The circulating T3 & T4 levels are high and TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) is low. Causes
Most commonly advised thyroid tests
Thyroid disease is very common in all age groups. Therefore, thyroid tests are advised frequently when you visit a doctor for a health check-up. A
Understanding the physiology and function of the thyroid gland
“Doc do I have thyroid?” is a common query that patients ask when they are worried about a thyroid disorder. Hypo and hyperthyroidism result when
The thyroid is an endocrine gland located in front of the neck in humans. It is a butterfly-shaped gland with two lobes on either side
Snoring – Its cause and effects on the body
Snoring is the sound produced in some individuals while sleeping. It can sound like an engine or motor running, or clouds rumbling depending on who
COVID tongue – know more about this symptom
Ever since the COVID pandemic hit the world, we have seen it evolve as new symptoms get documented. One of the latest symptom group documented
Throat itching – Are you worried about COVID-19?