Articles by Dr. Miranda

Cholesterol Diet | Foods to Eat and Avoid to Lower Cholesterol

Dietary management of hypercholesterolemia, or a cholesterol diet, is a combination of a calorie-controlled eating plan incorporating foods that may help to reduce LDL cholesterol levels and/or increase HDL levels while avoiding foods that may increase LDL cholesterol and reduce HDL cholesterol. Low glycemic index (GI) >> Read More ...

Niacin Cholesterol Lowering Drug Actions, Dose, Side Effects

What is Niacin? Niacin is a water soluble B-vitamin that has a dual action. Niacin or nicotinic acid has lipid-lowering action, but when niacin changes its chemical form, and becomes an amide (niacinamide or nicotinamide) then it functions as a vitamin only and has no action on the lipid levels. It is the oldest >> Read More ...

What are Statins? Types of Cholesterol-Lowering Statin Drugs

What are Statins? Statins are cholesterol lowering drugs and one of the most commonly prescribed drugs after antibiotics and pain killers. The group as a whole is known as “statins” as all of the drugs in this group have – statin as a suffix in the chemical name. Various studies of the last two decades have >> Read More ...

Whiplash and Concussions

Introduction Injuries to the head and neck during sports, accidents, and other traumatic events are common. Two of the most frequently occurring conditions in the head and neck area are whiplash (a particular neck injury from high velocity forces) and concussion (a closed-head injury, sometimes called mild traumatic brain >> Read More ...

Vaccinations For Travel to India (Recommended by CDC)

About Vaccinations (Immunizations) For Travel to India Large numbers of travelers are visiting developing countries, like India, from developed countries (Europe, North America). Studies show that 50-75% of travelers to the tropics and sub-tropics (including India) report some health problem during their stay or after >> Read More ...

Itchy Skin Rashes

Now a day itchy skin rash has become one of the most common skin problems, however some are simple and the rest are complicated due to derivative infections. A part of inflamed and irritated skin can be called as rash. It is characterized by Itching, swelling, and redness. It is essential to know that, some chemicals and >> Read More ...

Body Piercing Facts, Scarring, Infections, Removal of Piercing

Body piercings have become a fashion trend throughout the globe, from the multiple ear piercings to tongue, belly button and nipple rings. For the more adventurous, body piercings may extend to the genitalia and is often less painful than piercing other areas, especially the tongue. It seems like there is almost no area of >> Read More ...
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