Showing posts from October, 2022

National Mammography Day – 21st October

About : National Mammography Day is observed every third Friday of October and is a part of Breast Cancer Awareness month. This day serves as a reminder to all women that the best defense in the fight against breast cancer is early detection and early treatment can lead to a complete cure. This day also encourages women to take mammography as it helps in the early detection of breast cancer which if left untreated can lead to serious consequences.   What is mammogram ? Mammography or mastography is a technique using low-dose x-rays to detect microcalcification and look at breast tissue to evaluate lumps, pain, discharge, skin changes and other abnormalities. A mammogram is a non invasive procedure that helps in the early detection of breast cancer in women, before any outward physical signs or symptoms and for detecting tumours inside the breast tissue that cannot be felt. This procedure is also used after cancer detection and even treatment, to make sure that the cancer has been remov

World Arthritis Day – 12th October

  About  :  World Arthritis day is observed worldwide on 12 th  October with the goal to increase public awareness about the existence and impact of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMD) and the importance of early diagnosis along with timely medical intervention which helps in leading a comfortable life. The theme “It’s in your hands, take action” is set to raise awareness and to encourage people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, their carers, families and general public to take action and make a difference to the quality of life of people living with RMDs.   Arthritis : A common disorder that affects the joints causing pain and inflammation, making it difficult to move or stay active. Arthritis is most commonly found in feet, hands, hips, knees and lower back.   Types  : 1)      Osteoarthritis – The most prevalent type of arthritis that occurs when flexible tissue at the ends of bones wear down and usually affects the joints in hands, knees, hips and spine. 2)     

World Mental Health Day – 10th October

  About  : Every year World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 th  October worldwide to raise awareness on mental health issues, how we need to look after it and mobilize efforts in support of mental health and advocacy against social stigma. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global crisis for mental health, fueling short and long term stresses and undermining the mental health of millions. The theme for 2022 is ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’.   Types of mental disorders  : 1)      Anxiety disorder – A group of mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety or fear and people with this disorder respond to certain objects or situations with fear and dread, physical signs of panic such as rapid heartbeat and sweating. There are several types like, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder, agoraphobia, selective mutism, separation anxiety d