Dr. GOOGLE on demand : Top 10 googled health issue

We all get tempted to Google our symptoms when we feel ill. In fact, many a times Google has shown results that connect our symptoms to a scary illness. Below are some top health searches in the year 2018.

Here’s a look at the top trending health-related questions for this year

1.ADHD

 Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also called ADHD is a brain disorder which affects the attention span, ability to sit still and self control of a person.

2.  THE KETOGENIC

When you are on the keto diet, you drastically cut your carbs to only 20 per day. That’s less than one apple! The diet is high in fats, moderate in proteinsn and very low in carbs.

3.CANCER

In India, one of the top keywords searched this year was cancer. This can be because a lot of Indian celebrities were diagnosed with cancer. Actors Irrfan Khan and Sonali Bendre created a stir online .

4.ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS is the progressive nervous system disease  which attacks nerve cells in your brain and spinal cord. Physicist Stephen Hawking, perhaps the most famous ALS patient, died of the disease in March.

5.BLOOD PRESSURE

Another highly searched health keyword in India is blood pressure (BP). With 1 in every 3 people suffering from hypertension, it makes it obvious for the keyword to fall in the top searched list.

6. Endometriosis

 The condition occurs when tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside of the uterus, which can be painful and lead to infertility.

More than 11% women of the US may experience endometriosis; one of them is Lena Dunham, star and producer of the HBO series “Girls.”

7. TYPHOID

Typhoid kills around 128,000 to 161,000 people every year. A new vaccine with longer lasting immunity has been prequalified by the WHO in December 2017 to help prevent typhoid.

8.INSOMNIA

Loss of sleep also called insomnia is no more uncommon now. The latest data shows that nearly 93 per cent of Indians are sleep deprived (sleep for less than 8 hours).

9. PSYCHOLOGY

With some increased awareness and curiosity about mental health, the keyword psychology also makes it to the top list.

10.Color Of Poop

Strangely ‘colour of poop’ is also among the top searches. 

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