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Obesity

Obesity is an accumulation of fat in the body to an extent that it reduces health and life expectancy. Being obese increases the risk for many diseases from cancer and diabetes to heart diseases.

Join the online support group for people dealing with obesity – you can meet others who have successfully reduced their weight, share problems, and meet doctors and professionals helping obese people.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Personality disorders occur when personality traits become abnormal, inflexible, unadaptive, and cause sufficient social or occupational impairment along with a lot of personal difficulties. Obsessive-compulsive disorder in one such personality disorder, which is characterized by anxious thoughts or rituals, which the patient feels he or she cannot control. A psychiatric problem that requires intense treatment, for help – Medindia’s support group is the place you need to be.

Oligoarthritis / Arthritis In Children / Childhood Arthritis / Juvenile Arthritis

It is a little known fact that even children are susceptible to arthritis. Children with arthritis often find it difficult to cope up with the disease and treatment therefore has to be aimed at restoring the functional activity of the child such. It is also vital to ensure that joint and bone function, vision are preserved to the maximum possible extent.

To learn more and to connect with other parents and doctors, join our Childhood Arthritis support group today.

Oral Cancer

Growth of cancerous tissue in the mouth is referred to as oral cancer. In men, oral cancer represents 4% of total cancers whereas in women the figure touches 2%. Majority of oral cancers affect the outer layer of mucous membrane covering the oral cavity.

To learn more, share experiences and connect with doctors on oral cancer, Medindia’s support group provides you all the facilities you need.

Oral Health: The First Reflector of AIDS

Oral health, or the lack of it rather, is often one of the first reflectors of AIDS. HIV can cause serious damage to the mouth and the surrounding structures. Under immunocompromised conditions, the usual microorganisms in the mouth can set off irreparable damage to the teeth, lips, tongue, gums and cheeks.

For more information on oral health during AIDS and its maintenance, join Medindia’s support group today.

Organic Foods

Organic foods are grown without the aid of artificial chemicals like fertilizers and pesticides and (for animals) antibiotics or growth hormones. They are better for health than non-organic foods, which even with thorough washing and cooking, contain residues of these chemicals.

Join our online group on organic foods. Ask your questions to experts and share your experiences.

Osteoarthritis / Osteoarthrosis / Degenerative Disease

Osteoarthritis is a disease that leads to the degeneration of the cartilage that cushions bones in joints. As the cartilage degenerates, the bone becomes inflamed and painful and the joints become stiff and tender. Most often, osteoarthritis affects the hands, feet, knees and spine.

Join our support group for people with osteoarthritis to learn more about the disease and talk to experts.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

OI, sometimes known as Brittle Bone Disease or "Lobstein syndrome", is a genetic bone disorder. It is usually because of deficiency in the Type 1 collagen that results in deficient connective tissue.

For more details on OI, Medindia’s support group is the place you should be.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, literally ‘holes in bones’, is a condition in which bones become less dense and fragile. A person with osteoporosis will have no pain, but can easily fracture her bones, especially bones of the wrist, spine or hip. Women are more likely to have osteoporosis.

Learn more about osteoporosis by joining our online group – you can ask questions, get answers from experts, and share experiences.

Others

An allergy is simply immunity fighting the wrong enemy. It can happen when a person's immune system reacts improperly to things which are usually harmless and treats them like parasites attacking the body. Allergies often only cause a lot of inconvenience (like runny noses and pesky rashes), but sometimes, they can even be life threatening.

Join our Allergies and Immunity Support Group to find both professionals and lay people who deal with the same problems as you do.




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