Unfolding the phobias new mothers face while breastfeeding

There are various factors that cause a mother to be hesitant while beginning the latching process and it is understandable. These fears can make it harder; however, even though breastfeeding is not an easy feat to begin with, fears can be overcomed

Unfolding the phobias new mothers face while breastfeedingWe are all aware that breastfeeding is essential for the benefit of both, mother and the child. Breast milk acts as a source of nutrition for the newborn and is equally advantageous for the mother, as studies show that mothers who breastfeed are less likely to develop postpartum depression or stress. However, this does not […]

Are you a diabetic patient? Here are new therapies which can help to control it   

Diabetes mellitus unfortunately is a silent killer. There are no symptoms of the damage it is doing to the body, before it is too late. And once the damage is done, it is irreparable. Simple lifestyle changes need to be followed throughout life. Early diagnosis and taking your medications, are necessary to avoid complications and improve quality of life of a diabetic

Are you a diabetic patient? Here are new therapies which can help to control it   India is home to over 50 million adults with diabetes and this number is likely to increase to over 120 million by 2040. Diabetes Mellitus is characterized by high blood sugar levels. Exposure to high blood sugar leads to weakness, weight loss, increased thirst and frequent urination. The long term complications include damage to eyes, […]

Heart health: Youth at a higher risk of heart disease due to smoking and other vices

The increase in heart disease in younger adults are caused due to habits of smoking, stress (work and non-work related), unhealthy diet, lack of sufficient physical activity and excess consumption of salt and packaged food, in some cases

Heart health: Youth at a higher risk of heart disease due to smoking and other vicesDeaths caused due to heart disease are usually attributed to the adult population. What is less known is that young adults are not spared of this main cause of death worldwide. The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) conducted a study to find the reasons for youth being susceptible to heart diseases and […]

‘Authoritarian parents can destroy the lives of children more than dengue, malaria or swine flu’

Most people love and appreciate their parents. We don't doubt that. The problem is, parents can't tell this unless you show it by the way you treat them. Parents get very upset when children do not share their secret or difficult moments with them. Dr Harish Shetty, Consulting Psychiatrist at LH Hiranandani Hospital, Powai lists out some common scenarios that occur with children in families

‘Authoritarian parents can destroy the lives of children more than dengue, malaria or swine flu’A great family is one where kids share their bad news early. The repair and restoration of the pain in the minds is quicker and faster. Adults who share their difficult moments at home inspire their children to do the same, says  Dr Harish Shetty, Consulting Psychiatrist at LH Hiranandani Hospital. He added, “When the dad […]

Diabetes tied to silent heart attacks

A silent heart attack can happen to anyone, but people with diabetes are more predisposed to experience silent heart attacks. Around 25 to 30 per cent of heart attacks in people with diabetes are silent, putting people with diabetes at significant risk

Diabetes tied to silent heart attacksPeople with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than those without the disease. There is no doubt that every heart attack is life threatening and requires immediate attention, says Dr JC Mohan, Director of Cardiology, Fortis Hospital, Delhi.  He added, “A heart attack in which a person […]

Crackers over 85 decibels can lead to hearing loss

Generally, crackers with more than 85 decibels (dB) can lead to hearing loss. If our ear is exposed to loudness level exceeding 80 dB over more than 8 hours continuously, it can lead to a temporary threshold shift. However, even one time exposure to sound exceeding 100 dB can lead to a permanent damage to the auditory system

Crackers over 85 decibels can lead to hearing lossIt’s time for celebrating Diwali with beautiful lights and crackers around. It will be helpful to know more about the adverse effects of crackers on the ears during this Diwali. It is important to know this, because our ears are too sensitive to loud sound exposure. The hair cells in the inner ear tend to […]

This Diwali, dazzle with these useful skin and hair care tips

The festival of Diwali is an occasion that is close to the heart to millions of Indians. People start preparing for the celebrations weeks in advance, but as the day approaches, one should bear in mind a few important points to enjoy the festivities at their best. Dr Sharmila Patil, Consultant Skin Specialist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund talks about the various steps one could take in order to keep their skin and hair in good condition during this festival season

This Diwali, dazzle with these useful skin and hair care tipsWhile you slave over getting your house, your clothes and your sweets ready, don’t forget to spenda little time making yourself look good. The anticipation of a wonderful festival will bring a glow from within, but you also need to work on the outside. Dr Sharmila Patil, Consultant Skin Specialist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund has put […]

Binge! Celebrate a guilt-free Diwali

Diwali, the festival of light is celebrated in India & all over the world with great vigor and joy.  It is one of the main festivals related to Indian culture. The main highlights of this festival are the lights, fireworks, and decorations, said Khyati Rupani, Founder and Head of Balance Nutrition

Binge! Celebrate a guilt-free DiwaliPopularly known as the festival of lights, Diwali brings immense joy. However, this happiness turns into guilt after having festive sweets and savouries mindlessly. “Our area of concern begins when the richly prepared sweets and dishes start appearing making it very difficult to keep weight in check during this season. We end up consuming extra calories […]

Diwali: Special diet tips for diabetics

Diwali is a time when varieties of mithai, fried food is served and it becomes difficult for any individual especially a diabetic to take care of his/her diet. Food during Diwali is traditionally sweet. Sugar and ghee are present in many of the foods which means, they are often highly calorific and the sugar will raise blood glucose levels quickly. Diabetes is a lifestyle disease and it is very important to take care of the dietary intake to maintain good control

Diwali: Special diet tips for diabeticsThe results of a poor diet, sedentary lifestyle and long working hours have become worrisome. And diabetes, which is known as the silent killer, happens to be the most dangerous of them all, plaguing millions across the world. It not only puts people at the risk of obesity, heart disease and a stroke, but also triggers an […]

A TO Z guide for a safe Diwali

The Supreme Court has recently passed a directive to ban the sale of firecrackers in the National Capital to curb potential rise in pollution and health issues during Diwali. However, other cities and metros will continue to indulge in the festive celebrations with fireworks. Dr Sandeep Gore, Consultant and Head, Department of Accident and Emergency Medicine, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, tells you how to handle medical emergencies in a time of distress

A TO Z guide for a safe Diwali“With the festival of light drawing closer, emergency services are gearing up to tackle medical emergencies. Always have a first aid box handy while bursting crackers, this should consists of – Band-Aids, gauze pads, crêpe rolled bandages, adhesive tape, antiseptic wipes, antibiotic ointment, alcohol wipes or ethyl alcohol, thermometer, sanitizer and distilled water for cleaning […]