What are the ways to reduce the risk of prostate cancer?

Dr Suresh Bhagat, a Consultant Urologist, SL Raheja Hospital, Mahim, how diet helps men to reduce the risk of prostate cancer

What are the ways to reduce the risk of prostate cancer?The prostate cancer refers to the prevalence of cancerous cells in the prostate gland; this small gland produces a fluid that nourishes the semen. Many studies reveal that 2/ 3 cases of cancer in males above the age of 65, is termed as malignancy of elderly males. In India, prostate cancer is the 3rd most […]

Diabetics, don’t take your injuries lightly

Diabetes is the cause for nearly 80% of the traumatic amputation, with atherosclerosis or chronic arterial occlusive disease as the underlying pathology.  Most of the amputation are lower-extremity amputations, such as foot amputation

Diabetics, don’t take your injuries lightlyAmputation is the removal of a limb by trauma, medical illness, or surgery. As a surgical measure, it is used to control pain or a disease process in the affected limb, such as malignancy or gangrene. Diabetic neuropathy develops in 60 to 70% of people with diabetes. Risk of neuropathy and amputation increases with advanced […]

World Breastfeeding Week: Can certain diseases be passed through breastfeeding?

It is safe to breastfeed the baby when the mother is suffering from common illness such as a cold or flu, as these gems do not pass on through breast milk. However, some infectious diseases may impede breastfeeding, either on a temporary or permanent basis as they might get transmitted. A mother should avoid or take necessary precautions if they are suffering from the following illnesses

World Breastfeeding Week: Can certain diseases be passed through breastfeeding?Breast milk is paramount for a new born baby as its benefits extend beyond basic nutrition. It comprises of all the vitamins and nutrients a baby requires and is enriched with disease-fighting properties. For the first six months, a new born baby is completely dependent on the mother’s milk as the baby cannot consume other […]

World Breastfeeding Week: Advantages of breastfeeding for mother and child

This World Breastfeeding Week (1-7th August), Dr Rajalaxmi Walavalkar, Consultant, IVF and Reproductive Surgery at Cocoon Fertility explains the health benefits of breastfeeding for the mother and the baby

World Breastfeeding Week: Advantages of breastfeeding for mother and childNothing can be compared to the properties that are contained in human milk and breastfeeding offers tremendous health benefits to both mother and the child. Dr Rajalaxmi Walavalkar, Consultant, IVF and Reproductive Surgery at Cocoon Fertility shares, “Breastfeeding is undoubtedly the best nutrition you can give to your baby rather than putting expressed milk in […]

Here’s how you can manage those split ends

Split ends has become quite a common problem these days as more and more women resort to heat styling procedures and chemical processing. Repetitive injury from heat, chemicals, mechanical friction etc. can damage the hair shaft enough to cause splaying and splitting

Here’s how you can manage those split endsAlthough split ends can occur anywhere in the length of the shaft, split ends are most commonly seen at the ends of the hair. Prevention and treatment It is important to treat the hair gently. Avoid regular towels and use silk or cotton to wrap your hair dry after shampooing and do not rub hair […]

How to care for bedridden elders

Dr Anand Mishra, an Internal Medicine Specialist, Hiranandani Hospital, shares how crucial role does care plays in recovery and depression for the elderly

How to care for bedridden eldersOld age can be a difficult for many, particularly for those who are confined to the bed, owing to health problems. For those patients, who are completely bedridden, both their mental and physical well-being is at risk, and their loved ones may find it hard to ensure that quality care is delivered, especially, if they […]

Liver cirrhosis: A preventable killer amongst young adults

Liver diseases are known to be among the top 10 causes of death in India; of these, cirrhosis is a progressive disease that involves loss of liver cells and permanent damage or scaring of the liver tissue

Liver cirrhosis: A preventable killer amongst young adultsThe liver is one of the largest glands in the system and it carries out multiple complex functions. These include helping in digestion of fat, synthesis of important proteins, regulating the blood clotting system, removal of toxic waste and managing blood glucose level. The average age of patient who develops cirrhosis may be between the […]

Know your in-game injuries

Dr Shreyash Gajjar, a Consultant and Unit Head, Arthroscopy and Sports Orthopaedics, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, shares tips about different sports injuries and their care

Know your in-game injuriesFootball is one of the most popularly played sports in India. It combines speed, agility, power, strength and hence requires quick movements and changes in direction in addition to avoiding contact with other players in a high-speed environment. As a consequence, the risk of injury is high. The injuries commonly associated with football are: Hamstring […]

How to recognise symptoms of hepatitis in children

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver; it is contagious in nature, and can transmit from the mother to her newborn baby. Babies who suffer from Hepatitis can develop serious complications as they grow older

How to recognise symptoms of hepatitis in childrenOur liver performs several critical functions that have an effect on our metabolism, aids bile production, filtration of toxins from your body, breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins etc. Hepatitis is categorised by its diverse forms according to the virus type, which are A, B, C, D, and E, which can be seen among children. […]

World Hepatitis Day: Know it causes, prevention and treatment

According to WHO, 325 million people across the globe are affected by Hepatitis B and C. In fact, 60% cases of liver cancer are caused by late diagnosis and treatment of Hepatitis B and C. This is why the theme of World Hepatitis Day 2018 is ‘Test. Treat. Hepatitis’

World Hepatitis Day: Know it causes, prevention and treatmentJust like every year, World Hepatitis Day will be marked on July 28th to raise awareness about the disease hepatitis and its causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. What is hepatitis? Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, which is usually caused by viruses (Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E), drugs (community alternative medicine or over the counter […]
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