Here’s how health shots can perk up your immunity

Health shots are mini doses of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals in a concentrated liquid form. These small nutrient dense shots made using few spices, veggies and fruits increase your immunity, helps prevent diseases and maintains overall health

Here’s how health shots can perk up your immunityIt is miraculous to know that mere 2-3 ingredients from your own kitchen can actually turn into your own pharmacy. Just mix various combinations like ginger and cinnamon powder, lime and jeera seeds powder which definitely helps combat minor issues like cold, cough and acidity naturally. I believe a lot in Neem shots. According to […]

Modest weight loss can be beneficial for PCOS patients

Research shows that modest weight loss—at least 5 per cent of body weight—can significantly improve PCOS symptoms such as hyperandrogenism (excess levels of male hormones causing, acne, excessive hair growth, etc.) increase chances of conception and reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease

Modest weight loss can be beneficial for PCOS patientsThe medical nutrition therapy revolves around dietary changes and exercises, meditation and yoga. Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a common hormone imbalance in young women that raises the risk of infertility, obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. In overweight PCOS patients, ingestion of carbohydrates, with the following postprandial blood sugar spikes leads to […]

Know about the myths associated with obesity and bariatric surgery

Obesity is a disease and goes beyond just social image. The World Health Organization estimates that between one-fourth and one-third of cancer cases in the world are attributable to excess weight and physical inactivity. This also stands true to a host of other diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, asthma, sleep apnoea, depression, asthma etc

Know about the myths associated with obesity and bariatric surgeryObesity has been classified as a disease by various medical associations. Obesity is a metabolic, chronic and progressive disease with a significant genetic predisposition gives rise to comorbidities such as Hypertension, diabetes, Sleep Apnoea, infertility, asthma and cancer amongst others Although, obesity is an indicator of prosperity and abundance in India. It tends to affects […]

Does your child suffer from chronic sinusitis? Know how to address it

Dr Asmita Mahajan, a consultant neonatologist and paediatrician, at S.L. Raheja Hospital in Mahim, explains why does your child suffers from chronic sinusitis and what are the signs and symptoms a parent should watch out for

Does your child suffer from chronic sinusitis? Know how to address itSinuses are air pockets on both sides of the nose; like the nose, they are also lined by Mucus skin. The Ethmoid and the Maxillary Sinus are formed in the 3rd to 4th gestational month and, accordingly, are present during the birth. Sphenoid Sinuses are generally pneumatised by 5 years of age and the Frontal […]

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect women

Women and men share most of the common illnesses; but there are few distinctions that set them apart from each other. The health of a woman can be differentiated and deserves special attention. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, doctors elaborate on the five common illnesses witnessed largely in women

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect womenMenstrual Irregularities These can have various presentations right from puberty to menopause. Periods may be prolonged, heavy, scanty, delayed or frequent. Often, this can be physiological; however, it is important to rule out any underlying medical cause. In young adolescent girls, the cause of an irregular bleeding pattern could be a polycystic ovarian disease, thyroid […]

Be cautious, sleep deprivation leads to erectile dysfunction

Dr Sandeep Patil, chief Intensivist and Physician at Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares how lack of sleep or change in sleeping patterns can affect the sex life of a man

Be cautious, sleep deprivation leads to erectile dysfunctionIn these busy schedules, some people cut down their sleep to make sure that other responsibilities, work and familial, are met. The urge to ‘get the job done’ somehow proves to be stressful on the body. And, getting the right amount of sleep can do wonders for your health. It plays an important role in […]

Climate fluctuations: Know how to take care of your lungs this winter

Dry air can trouble the airways of people with lung diseases which can lead to wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath

Climate fluctuations: Know how to take care of your lungs this winterAfter a scorching summer and a wearisome monsoon, winter is almost here. The nights are getting longer and festival decorations are going up, but for many people the winter season does not bode well. Cold weather can quickly flare-up the symptoms and make you more susceptible to illnesses. Cold weather, and particularly cold air, can […]

Eating leftover food could be the reason behind food poisoning

Food poisoning is a condition that occurs by eating food that is contaminated by bacteria. Toxins produced by these bacteria are very harmful for the body. It is caused generally due to salmonella, E. coli, campylobacter and clostridium perfringes infections, food poisoning should be treated immediately

Eating leftover food could be the reason behind food poisoningMany times, people think that leftover food should be thrown out, but the best advice is to understand and learn how to store food, estimate the quantity, keep track on what to eat, what to avoid, and use leftover food correctly. Most of us are very particular on saving leftover food from the previous night, […]

World AIDS Day: Success and challenges of the private sector in HIV management

The major success of private sector is, it has and uses all lines of ART, including rescue regimens, whereas the Government-run ART centres have limitations on using even second-line ART and often faced with frequent stock-outs of anti-retrovirals (ARVs) and follow-up test kits

World AIDS Day: Success and challenges of the private sector in HIV managementThe private sector has played a pioneering and leadership role in the field of care and support of HIV/AIDS, mainly because it was early beginner in Anti-retroviral Treatment (ART) and most-importantly there are committed souls who have put in from a decade to more than three decades in this field. Conversely, lack of trained and […]

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 […]
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