How to disinfect a toothbrush effectively to avoid germs

We all have read multiple articles about cleaning our teeth properly, along with how to floss them and also why it is necessary to change our toothbrush once in a while

How to disinfect a toothbrush effectively to avoid germsBut have you ever heard about the concept of disinfecting your toothbrush? If your answer is no, then, you have come to the right place as we are going to teach you how to disinfect a toothbrush. Follow this method to properly clean your toothbrush: Swirl the bristles in antibacterial mouthwash for 30 seconds. Dissolve […]

Kidney transplant: Know what it is all about

Kidneys can be defined as two bean-shaped organs which are located on each side of the spine just below the rib cage. Each is about the size of a fist. Moreover, the main functioning of the kidney is to filter and remove waste, minerals, and fluid from the blood by producing urine

Kidney transplant: Know what it is all aboutA surgical procedure to place a healthy kidney from a living or deceased donor into a person whose kidneys no longer function properly is called as a kidney transplant. Did you know? When your kidneys lose this filtering ability, harmful levels of fluid and waste tend to get accumulated in the body, which may shoot […]

This monsoon, learn how to stay safe from leptospirosis

Dr Amit Nabar, a Consultant-Critical Care and Head of Department -Accident, and Emergency Medicine, SL Raheja Hospital, Mahim, shares his insights about a life-threatening monsoon malady - Leptospirosis

This monsoon, learn how to stay safe from leptospirosisMonsoon is that time of the year when one needs to take every precaution possible to avoid water-borne diseases. Most of us are aware of the prevalence of ailments like malaria, typhoid, cholera, and others, that are caused during the season, leptospirosis is one of them. It is a common infection during monsoon, especially amongst […]

Tennis Elbow: Understanding its problems and knowing preventive measures

Dr Kaushal Malhan, Director of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares his insights about the tennis elbow injury and how it can be prevented

Tennis Elbow: Understanding its problems and knowing preventive measuresTennis Elbow is a tender condition that occurs when tendons in the elbow are burdened, usually by the tedious arm and wrist motions. The name is misleading, as most people who have it, did not attain it by playing tennis. Technically, it is also known as lateral epicondylitis. It is a result of inflammation just […]

How to deal with monsoon-related ENT ailments

The monsoon brings with it two types of weather wet and cold alternating with dry and humid. These conditions are ideal for the growth of mould dust mites and bacteria. Bacteria cause bacterial infections while mould and dust mites cause fungal infections and seasonal allergies

How to deal with monsoon-related ENT ailmentsThere is also a lot of pollen in the air which lends itself to allergies due to increased greenery. Viruses thrive in cool temperatures as in the monsoon leading to viral infections. ENT problems caused include: Allergic rhinitis and sinusitis which are conditions where patients have running nose headaches and sometimes fever, fungal infections of […]

Respiratory ailments amongst children during monsoons: Understanding home nebulisation

Dr Preyas Vaidya, a Consultant Pulmonologist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares his insights about how to make nebulisation comfortable with the infants and children

Respiratory ailments amongst children during monsoons: Understanding home nebulisationMonsoons related infections and diseases are at a peak, and as a parent, you must be equipped to take care of your child’s medical requirements, be it a mild cough or fever. Respiratory ailments, triggered by pollution, pollen, and environmental conditions, are on a high, especially, amongst young patients. Wheezing, Coughing, rapid breathing, and Lung […]

What is sleep apnoea? Know about its causes and treatment

Be sure to talk to your doctor if you experience loud snoring, especially snoring that's punctuated by periods of silence. With obstructive sleep apnoea, snoring usually is loudest when you sleep on your back, and it quiets when you turn on your side

What is sleep apnoea? Know about its causes and treatmentWhat is the difference between sleep apnoea and snoring? Snoring is a condition where something in the nose mouth throat or lungs blocks breathing while sleeping producing a soft or loud and unpleasant sound. It is a sign or first alarm of OSA (obstructive sleep apnoea) Sleep Apnoea is where there are one or more […]

How to prevent suicidal thoughts?

Dr Fabian Almeida, a Consultant Psychiatrist, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares how to prevent the suicidal thoughts coming to your mind and how to tackle them

How to prevent suicidal thoughts?In this fast-paced, competitive world, mental health problems are on the rise. In fact, statistics reveal that one in every four persons is likely to experience mental health problems in a lifetime.\By 2020, depression will be major direct or indirect killer. Suicide, therefore, has become a more common sought-after solution amongst the disturbed and the […]

Know how to safeguard your child this monsoon

Rain has created havoc in Mumbai, and illness in children also begins to increase during this time as they are suddenly exposed to a huge fluctuation in the temperature and humidity and thus a considerably larger number of germs that the body has to fight against

Know how to safeguard your child this monsoonExperts are witnessing cases of viral fever, dengue, malaria, diarrhoea and respiratory infections in children, and have also warned that even leptospirosis cases may come up. Hence, experts suggest parents to take care of children by making the house mosquito-proof, ensuring adequate hydration, giving them boiled water, and avoid eating street food. Mumbai may come […]

Here’s how you can manage erectile dysfunction

Dr D Narayana Reddy, a Consultant – Sexual Medicine, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, shares how men can manage there Erectile Dysfunction, and lead a normal life.

Here’s how you can manage erectile dysfunctionIf you have been diagnosed with erectile dysfunction recently, do not despair. Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects up to one-third of men at some point in their life. The thing to remember is, depending on the age, at which you experience ED, you will be advised either a change in certain lifestyle habits or both medication […]
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