Cirrhosis

What is cirrhosis?

A clinical disease which affects the liver slowly and leads to a chronic injury. This is the end stage of liver disease. Healthy liver tissue is replaced with scar tissue and thus partially blocks the flow of blood through the liver. This scarring impairs some functions of the liver. They are as follows:

How Nicotine in Cigarette works

Cigarette smoking is very much prevalent all over the world. Smoker not only spoils himself but also pollutes the environment. Now what is the content which makes a cigarette? The main ingredient is Nicotine (C10H14N2), which is a naturally occurring liquid alkaloid. A cigarette contains 8 to 20 mg of nicotine depending on the brand. 1 mg of nicotine is absorbed when a person smokes one cigarette.

How Diabetes affects your eyes

Diabetes is one of the chronic disease known to mankind. It affects all the organs of the body. It affects the heart, liver, eyes, kidneys and the gastrointestinal tract. Let us see how it affects the eyes.

One of the most devastating microvascular complications of diabetes mellitus is diabetic retinopathy. The early stages are characterised by histopathological changes like loss of pericytes and basement membrane thickening.

Calculate and maintain your ideal body weight

A person can maintain his ideal body weight by calculating his BMI, i.e. body mass index. Body mass index is a number calculated from a person's weight and height.The formula for calculating BMI is as follows:

 
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