Common Health Issues And General Diagnostics

Thursday, 7 December, 2017

Medicines are chemicals, drugs or compounds used to cure, prevent disease or help treat certain illnesses in the diagnosis. After creating the medicine it is tested in many different ways to make sure the medicine is safe and prevent the illness. Growing up we keep hearing about certain frequent health issues and our parents and grandparents act as our doctors. I am sure every one of us has had one or the other of the following health issues…


Cold and Cough:

           Cold and cough are the most common health issues. Ironical it might sound, believe me, they are actually protecting you by getting out germs, bacteria, viruses. However, we all remember the heebie-jeebies of a running nose or a sore throat. So, how can we comfort ourselves from this strain?

  • Cough suppressants can be used to suppress/quiet a cough.
  • Nasal decongestants help you unclog a stuffed nose.
  • Antihistamines stop a runny nose and sneezing.


       Fever is an increase in body temperature, above the normal range (between 36 to 37.5 °C) setpoint. It is caused due to viral or bacterial infection. Symptoms include sweating, headache, muscle aches, dehydration, shivering and general weakness. 

  • Fever is generally treated with Paracetamol or Ibuprofen



        Diabetes is the condition when the blood sugar is too high. General culprits for diabetes are overweight, obesity, physical inactivity. 

Rapid-acting,  Short-acting, Long-acting Insulins are administered on a controlled basis. Imbalance in insulin levels in the body causes abnormality in blood sugar levels.


Pain(Muscle and Body):

         Growing up every one of us had a bruise or an injury, might it be by playing cricket or kho-kho or a mischievous fight with your friend. We all had those body pains that disturbed our sleep.

A Milligram or 2 of the following would have given you a peaceful nap ;-)

  • Paracetamol
  • Acetaminophen
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Ibuprofen


Gastric pain:

          A gastric patient knows how important is your mom's words "Don't have street food daily!!!". Irregular and imbalanced diet generally results in gastric problems. In addition to any drugs we choose to take, It is advised to make lifestyle changes for you to put gastric pain in your rearview mirror. 

  • Antacids generally balance acids in your stomach subduing gastric pains


Despite being a pro in self-medication, one should ALWAYS AVOID self-diagnosis and medication. It is always better to consult a doctor. If you feel otherwise, you can find all the products on Mapprr. compress image (3)
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