Alcohol addiction: Warning signs to look out for

Social drinkers are those individuals who drink in low-risk patterns. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), ‘low-risk’ drinking for females consists of no more than 7 drinks per week and no more than 3 drinks per sitting. For males, it consists of no more than 14 drinks per week and no more than 4 drinks per day

Alcohol addiction: Warning signs to look out forHere are certain warning signs of problem drinking or alcoholism which needs treatment: An inability to control alcohol intake after starting to drink Obsessing about alcohol (i.e., when is next time the person can drink, how they are going to get alcohol, who they’re going to go out drinking with) Behaving in ways, while drunk, […]

Health tips for those who exercise on the weekends

Being inactive during the week and then pushing your body to exercise can be harmful to your health. It can significantly increase your risk of injury and can also impact your Body Mass Index (BMI). Even 45 minutes of exercise daily can be beneficial. We should try and practice a healthier lifestyle by exercising regularly over the whole week instead of only on weekends

Health tips for those who exercise on the weekendsThere has been a rise in the number of people who prefer to exercise on the weekends in the last 5 years. This is the result of rising awareness of health trends among the general population. However, the lack of time, knowledge and appropriate counselling permits people to exercise only on the weekends; such gym-goers […]

7 sexual fears that haunt men

Responding to such sexual fears with a mature self-understanding and cooperation of the partner is the first and the most important step, and often nothing more may be required. If however, the fears persist, help of a professional ‘sex and relationship counsellor’ may be needed

7 sexual fears that haunt menThey may brag about their conquests or boast about their virility, but there are so many common fears about their sex life that haunt their minds. 1) Fear of Impotence: ‘Anxiety about impotence’ ranks first in order of prevalence, in all the sexual fears that men bear. Ironically, the fear itself is the greatest cause […]

Urinary tract infections and the adverse impact of antibiotics

Dr Sumit Mehta, a Consultant Urologist, Hiranandani Hospital Vashi, shares how with proper medications and simple steps one can tackle UTI, and busting the myths of the people

Urinary tract infections and the adverse impact of antibioticsUrinary Tract Infections (UTI) are particularly common, and multiple women experience this at least a few times in their lifetime. Over 10 million cases are reported yearly in India alone! These infections are usually easy to treat, without complications. It can be diagnosed by disclosing symptoms to the doctor. One starts to feel better in […]

7 Tips to protect your lungs during the cold winter months

The winter months aren’t always full of cheer as the cold and dry conditions can make it difficult on your lungs. Sometimes the weather is frigid and cold and it can be hard to catch your breath. In nasty weather such as this, the cold weather and your respiratory system don’t mix well.

7 Tips to protect your lungs during the cold winter monthsAfter a scorching summer and a wearisome monsoon, winter has arrived. The nights are getting longer, and the New Year excitement is at peak, 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 illness. It majorly impacts your respiratory […]

10 bad habits that hurt your eyes!

Dr Harshvardhan Ghorpade, a Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon at Department of Visual Sciences, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, explains how these small bad habits can hurt your eyes

10 bad habits that hurt your eyes!Thousands of people across age groups experience a considerable amount of eye strain due to some seemingly harmless lifestyle practices. In most cases, one is unaware of the things that hurt their eyes, causing further damage. Prevention of any infection or injury is far easier. Habits may be difficult to break or to get over, […]

Follow this diet to get rid of ‘fatty liver’

Swati Bhushan, Chief Clinical Nutritionist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, shares how one can get rid of fatty liver by following a few simple steps

Follow this diet to get rid of ‘fatty liver’We often munch on unhealthy food not realising that that food overtaxes our liver and potentially result in a condition called ‘Fatty Liver.’ Here are some dietary measures that would help prevent and treat our damaged liver, thus, making it work at its optimum level. Cut down on food toxins Reduce the intake of food […]

Essential tips for skin and hair care during winters

Dr Shuba Dharmana, a Dermatologist, Lejeune Medspa, shares useful tips to keep your skin and hair healthy during this winter season

Essential tips for skin and hair care during wintersIn the winter season, our skin and hair face a lot of issues like dryness and chapping, and the incidence of diseases such as eczema, psoriasis can flare up. Skin care and hair care, therefore, needs to be altered to keep skin looking supple and healthy. Here are a few health and beauty tips to […]

Foods to keep you fit this winter

Swati Bhushan, Chief Clinical Nutritionist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi,  shares how green vegetables and certain foods can help to keep you fit during winters

Foods to keep you fit this winterWith the onset of supermarket and modern storage techniques, all raw produce is available year around. Due to their continuous availability, we forget the importance of consuming seasonal foods which have their advantages over foods, which are not meant for the season. Seasonal fruits and veggies taste better, have a vibrant flavour, and are nutritionally […]

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 […]