Cold temperatures causing a spike in high blood pressure

Blood Pressure is a common health issue faced by almost 50% of our population. Most of the cases are of hypertension: when the blood pressure of individuals is higher than necessary. Other lifestyle habits such as smoking, alcohol consumption also contribute to high Blood Pressure. But there is one other cause of hypertension that is overlooked: Cold climate

Cold temperatures causing a spike in high blood pressureBlood Pressure is a common health issue faced by almost 50% of our population. Most of the cases are of hypertension, when the blood pressure of individuals is higher than necessary. High blood pressure can cause severe afflictions, ranging from heart and kidney failure to damaged arteries and eyes. The most commonly known cause of […]

Afraid of hangover after New Year party? Follow these easy tips to tackle it

Clinical nutritionist Dr Nupur Krishnan lists natural remedies to tackle heavy headache, dizziness and other ill-effects of heavy drinking

Afraid of hangover after New Year party? Follow these easy tips to tackle itAt the stroke of midnight on December 31, it may seem like a good idea to spend entire night ushering into the New Year over champagne and indulge in some heavy drinking, but waking up with a headache, upset tummy, feeling sick, dizzy, sleepy and confused is certainly not the best way to begin the […]

Know about the dreaded ‘Holiday Heart Syndrome’ and how to handle it

Too much alcohol, salt, and caffeine may lead to a temporary irregular heartbeat, in an otherwise healthy individual. This is called Holiday Heart Syndrome (HHS) and the person goes into an irregular heart rhythm called ‘atrial fibrillation’

Know about the dreaded ‘Holiday Heart Syndrome’ and how to handle itThe top portion of the heart doesn’t beat in conjunction with the bottom portion of the heart; and the heart beats irregularly. For some people, the condition is temporary, but others might need to be electrically or with medicine converted back to a normal heart rhythm. In either case, it is important to be able […]

Expert health tips for preventing dementia

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia

Expert health tips for preventing dementiaPlenty of us joke about forgetting where we put the keys, but the fear of developing dementia is very real. Based on current trends, it’s estimated that the cases of dementia happens worldwide in ageing populations, studies say that a number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease, one form of dementia, will increase by more than […]

This party season wear the right heels to protect your back

The season to let your hair down is here - most of us would want to wear a dazzling outfit and pair them with stylish high heels. Not to mention Deepika Padukone, who just set the trend meter right by ditching her heels for sneakers at her post-wedding dance party

This party season wear the right heels to protect your backDoctors and spine specialists decode what this means. “Deepika’s sneaker-dance is the sensible fashion moment of 2018. Stilettos affect your body more than just causing sore feet. The pain that you feel in your feet can travel way up to your knees, hips, back, and neck, which means your entire spine gets affected. If you […]

All you need to know about frozen shoulders

Dr Chintan Desai, a Shoulder Surgeon, Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai Central, shares how capsular release procedure and proper treatment can give one relief from frozen shoulders

All you need to know about frozen shouldersAdhesive capsulitis, commonly known as frozen shoulder, is a condition that is usually overlooked frequently or misdiagnosed. This condition occurs due to thickening/ tightening of the shoulder capsule and feels inflammation in the shoulder. Reduction in synovial fluid, which lubricates the joints, is observed. The stiffness of the shoulder is the chief complaint along with […]

Why do woman have irregular periods post childbirth? Here’s what you need to know

Childbirth changes a woman’s life completely, importantly, the way her body functions. Most times, gynaecological changes are riddled with their own set of adverse effects

Why do woman have irregular periods post childbirth? Here’s what you need to knowUnderstanding an important factor and after-effect of childbirth – ‘irregular periods’, is something every woman should be aware of. Irregular periods after delivery, are a normal phenomenon that is expected after childbirth. The causes are multiple, some interlinked, but all of them play their part in irregular periods. The commonest causes are: Breastfeeding This is […]

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 […]

Watch out for your bone health after turning 50

Dr Pradeep Bhosale, Director Arthritis and Joint Replacement Surgery, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, shares how to identify and prevent the symptoms of the weakening of the bones after the age of 50

Watch out for your bone health after turning 50Osteoporosis happens when the bones start weakening, leading to break of bones and fractures. It affects both, men and women, but the risk is more in women due to menopause, which results in a sudden reduction in oestrogen level. Risk factors for osteoporosis include aging, high body weight, poor activity level, low sex hormones or […]

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 […]