Hormone supplement’s overdose could affect the body hazardously

In this age of fitness, Dr Altamash Shaikh a Consultant Endocrinologist, Diabetologist and Metabolic Physician, at S.L Raheja Hospital, speaks to My Medical Mantra about testosterone and hormone overdose amongst gym goers

Hormone supplement’s overdose could affect the body hazardouslyTestosterone is the primary hormone in the male body helps in increasing muscle mass and body strength, boosting libido, virility and decreasing the risk of illness. It is also a drug, used for treating delayed puberty (a medical condition) amongst adolescent males. Sport supplements are becoming highly popular amongst the gym goers, not only those […]

Hungry? Know how to calm hunger pangs

Hunger pangs strike at the wrong time, mostly before lunch or before dinner, ruining your appetite. They can even strike at night or an hour after you've eaten lunch. Owing to which, you end up gorging on unhealthy food. Experts give you healthy options to help you block those hunger pangs

Hungry?  Know how to calm hunger pangsYou’ve probably experienced gnawing, painful feelings in your stomach at some point, in the upper left side of your abdomen. These are commonly known as hunger pangs. Hunger pangs, or hunger pains, are caused by strong contractions of the stomach when it’s empty. This uncomfortable sensation is often accompanied by hunger, or the desire to […]

#WorldObesityDay: ‘A full proof meal plan to combat childhood obesity’

Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Children who are obese are above the normal weight for their age and height. Given below are healthy eating habits that you can include in your day to day life

#WorldObesityDay: ‘A full proof meal plan to combat childhood obesity’While passing by a school or a college, as an observer, I found that six out of ten young children and adolescents are obese. Even those who do not look obese or rather thin also carry high body fat – the unhealthiest tissue of the body; additionally very less muscle mass- the healthiest tissue of […]

October heat: Personal hygiene tips for women

The infamous October heat is already making Mumbaikars hot under their collars. People are carrying umbrellas and covering their heads to avoid the sun. In this haunting heat, women find it difficult to maintain their personal hygiene. Doctors offer some useful tips for better personal care. As, a good personal hygiene is the first step to good health

October heat: Personal hygiene tips for womenThe October heat is here, with maximum temperatures in Mumbai on the rise. Personal hygiene goes for a toss owing to heat and humidity. Keeping your body clean is an important. As it helps you feel good and keep you free from viruses, bacteria, allergies, infections and diseases. Dr Uday Rane, a Mumbai-based Gynaecologist said, “Urinary […]

‘Easy diet tips to fight type 2 diabetes’

Diet of each person with Type 2 Diabetes is different. Diet plans are based on their BMI, glycemic status and current therapy. Here are few thumb rules which type 2 diabetes patients should follow

‘Easy diet tips to fight type 2 diabetes’  For type 2 diabetic patients, there should be a lower glycaemic index diet with a controlled amount of carbohydrates, good amount of protein and right fat. It’s easier to follow a diet in type 2 diabetes by using plate method. Divide plate into four parts. 1/4th of the plate should be of raw vegetables, 1/4th  plate should […]

Highest number of underweight children in Mumbai: Reveals data

According to a recent data released by the government of India, in the last three years, Mumbai is topping the list of the number of underweight children in Maharashtra state. According to the government, the underweight is a newborn whose weight is less than 2.5 kg at the time of birth

Highest number of underweight children in Mumbai: Reveals dataIn the year 2017-18, Maharashtra had a total of 205582 underweight children, while Mumbai, in the same year, had 21,147 underweight children. While in 2015-16, underweight children in Mumbai were 25,341; and in the year 2016 -17, the figure was 20793. The data further mentions that out of every four underweight children, three are from […]

Diabetes prevention tips for women

Diabetes management requires awareness. Know what makes your blood sugar level rise and fall, and how to control these day-to-day factors

Diabetes prevention tips for womenDiabetes is a disease in which blood sugar (glucose) levels in your body are too high. Diabetes can cause serious health problems, including heart attack or stroke, blindness, problems during pregnancy, and kidney failure. Diet plays an important role in fighting diabetes. Diet and exercise are both key components of a successful strategy to beat or manage diabetes: […]

Repeat heart transplant, a miracle, says Reena Raju

As My Medical Mantra observes August as organ donation month, we bring you a story of an athlete who has undergone not one, but two heart transplants. She underwent her second heart transplant in September 2017. She said the experience has reinforced her faith prayers and she hopes to spread awareness about repeat transplants though the efforts of her NGO

Repeat heart transplant, a miracle, says Reena RajuReena Raju is a true inspiration. Her zeal for life continued even after she underwent a heart transplant in 2009. Not letting this life-changing moment derail her plans, she pursues athletics at national level, is an adventure sports enthusiast and the founder of NGO, Light A Life- Reena Raju Foundation. Reena is equally positive about […]

Doctor creates music album to spread awareness on organ donation

There are millions of people in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of people waiting for a transplant is getting larger. Owing to which, a doctor has launched a music album titled - ‘Ungadaan Mahadaan’

Doctor creates music album to spread awareness on organ donationOrgan donation is the need of the hour. So, with an aim to spread awareness regarding organ donation, a music album ‘Ungadaan Mahadaan’ has been launched. Dr Vijay Bhave, a paediatrician from Mumbai has written songs of this music album. The music album is in Hindi and is available on YouTube. The album is getting […]

#BaldIsBeautiful, says vivacious Sonali Bendre

Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre is currently undergoing cancer treatment in NewYork. On Friendship Day, she has posted a picture with her friend on the social media. The actress has stunned many by posting her picture sans hair.

#BaldIsBeautiful, says vivacious Sonali BendreOn the eve of friendship day, Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre, who is currently undergoing cancer treatment in the USA, has posted an emotional message with a picture of her friends on social media. Sonali, who has been diagnosed with high-grade cancer, has shaved off her hair, as she is undergoing chemotherapy as part of her cancer […]
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