Health Education

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus is increasing becoming a common condition amid both men and women. Nearly one-fourth of the world’s population is a victim of this chronic infection. The HIV virus invades healthy immune cells called CD4 cells and damages them to the core. Over time, if HIV is left untreated, the infection turns into AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) and even exposes the body to multiple threats including cancer.

In general, HIV symptoms are mild in nature and can be easily dismissed or be confused with some other condition. However, a fact remains intact – a person, even if he/she doesn’t experience noticeable symptoms of HIV, they can still pass on the virus to other individuals. This is precisely the reason why it’s important to get tested at regular intervals.

Below mentioned are some common signs and symptoms of HIV/AIDS experienced by both men and women.

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Everything You Need to Know About Bipolar Disorder

What is Bipolar disorder?

Manic depression, or bipolar disorder, is a mental illness marked by extreme mood shifts leading to changes in behaviour, thoughts and even activities.

The person experiences crests and troughs of mania, characterised by an overly-happy feeling paired with very high energy, and depression, a period in which they feel hopeless, sad, sluggish/constantly fatigued. As the person suffers from two distinct poles of mood, i.e. mania and depression, this disorder is labelled ‘bipolar’.

While they may achieve a ‘normal’ period, this constant wave-like pattern of highs and lows impact their lives adversely.

Most people with bipolar disorder struggle more with the depressive period, during which they feel sad or depressed.

Hypomania refers to a milder form of Mania in which the symptoms do not usually interfere with the person’s everyday life tasks. Unlike in case of Mania, hypomania doesn’t usually require hospitalisation and the symptoms are manageable … Read the rest

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