Dr. Namitha Kumar's Profile

MA, PhD

Dr. Namitha Kumar

Namitha A Kumar has a PhD in psychology from the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) focusing on the cognitive aspects of disability. She works in the field of rare, genetic disorders and currently, develops all the medical content for the Open Platform for Rare Diseases (OPFORD).

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Ectopic Heartbeat

Ectopic Heartbeat

Ectopic heartbeats are small changes in regular, normal heartbeats. These changes cause either a skipped or extra heartbeat.

Disease & Condition
Swollen Lymph Nodes

Swollen Lymph Nodes

Swollen lymph nodes refer to enlargement of one or more lymph nodes in the body. The medical term for swollen lymph nodes is lymphadenopathy.

Disease & Condition
Abdominal Distension

Abdominal Distension

Abdominal distension refers to the swelling of the abdomen. The distension is caused by either air (gas) or fluid collection.

Disease & Condition
Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)

Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)

Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar often occurs in diabetic patients on insulin treatment. Other conditions like hormone deficiencies can also cause hypoglycemia.

Disease & Condition
Itchy Armpits

Itchy Armpits

Itchy skin, also known as “pruritus”, is an irritating, discomforting condition. It affect men and women and often cause a great deal of embarrassment.

Disease & Condition