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Yasodara Udayamurthy, M.D.


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5 Autoimmune Diseases Every Woman Needs to Know About

Posted by Yasodara Udayamurthy, M.D. on Jan 16, 2019 8:08:00 AM

Autoimmune diseases account for a large portion of the conditions that affect women more than men. In fact, 75 percent of Americans with autoimmune diseases are women. If you have an autoimmune condition, it means that your immune system isn’t working correctly. Usually, that indicates either there is low activity of your immune system or it’s attacking and damaging your body’s own tissues. Here are some of the most common autoimmune disorders that affect women and the symptoms associated with each of them. 

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Topics: lupus, autoimmune diseases, common autoimmune diseases for women, common autoimmune disorders that affect women, graves' disease, hashimoto's thyroiditis

Should You Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever?

Posted by Yasodara Udayamurthy, M.D. on Jun 3, 2017 9:11:00 AM

The belief you should feed a cold and starve a fever goes all the way back to at least the 1570s, when it was thought that fasting was the best remedy for a fever and eating would help you get rid of a cold. The method behind this madness was that people with colds needed to be kept warm and eating would warm the body, while those with fevers needed to be cooled down, which could be accomplished by nixing food. Let’s talk about this saying and whether or not you should follow the advice. 

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Topics: feed a cold starve a fever

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