Silent strokes: Symptoms and treatment

Dr Kaustubh Mahajan, a Neurologist, SL Raheja Hospital, Mahim, shares the symptoms and treatment for silent strokes

Silent strokes: Symptoms and treatmentA stroke, as per recent data, is the leading cause of disability and the third leading cause of death, especially, amongst the elderly in India. A stroke is an obstruction of blood supply to the brain due to a blocked blood vessel or a ruptured blood vessel. Sometimes, strokes can occur without the person even […]

World Stroke Day: All you need to know about strokes

Over the years, stroke has become the second leading cause of disability and death worldwide. However, stroke affects more individuals from resource-poor countries where essential services, including acute treatment, are scarce

World Stroke Day: All you need to know about strokesPrevention and rehabilitation The considerable burden of stroke is in the low and middle-income countries and is likely to increase unless we have large-scale interventions. The sudden onset weakness or loss of sensation of one half of body, slurring of speech, loss of vision, unsteadiness of gait or loss of consciousness may be the early […]

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 […]

Know about rehabilitative care for breast cancer survivors

Dr Anil Heroor, Head-Surgical Oncology, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, and Dr Fabian Almeida, Consultant Psychiatrist, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, share how breast cancer takes a toll on the patients and how to overcome them

Know about rehabilitative care for breast cancer survivorsBreast cancer is one of the most mentally and physically exhausting diseases some women endure. The post-treatment phase is one where the body goes through physical changes, resulting in weakening of body muscles and a decrease in bone strength. When it comes to the mental wellbeing, no one can anticipate the struggle this disease brings […]

Parents, junk food can damage your child’s immune system!

Junk food is a term used for food that has little or no nutritional value, and is loaded with fats, refined flour, sugars and sodium. Children who consume junk food often have no room for nutritious food and they develop constant craving for it. It can put your child at a risk of obesity and heart diseases, later in life. Keep the gastrointestinal tract healthy and inflammation at its lowest by limiting foods listed below:

Parents, junk food can damage your child’s immune system!  Junk and fried food Eating junk and processed food causes our immune system to respond with an inflammatory reaction, to provide protection to our tissues and cells. Chronic inflammation then hinders our ability to fight infections. Too much salt, sugar and fat cause’s harmful bacteria to grow in the digestive system thereby compromising your […]

Know about keto diet and whether you should opt for it

Prajakta Borse, a sports nutritionist and clinical dietician, shares whether one should or should not follow a keto diet

Know about keto diet and whether you should opt for itWith the increasing celebrity diets and several kinds of research, curiosity, and demand for ketogenic diet rank much higher. Being a nutrition expert, I insist people understand the diet before engaging in any such diet programs. Let’s see what ketosis is: It forces the body to utilise fats as an energy source, since; absence or […]

Know how your breasts change before and after pregnancy

Dr Veena Auranga Badwala, a Gynaecologist at Zen Multispecialty Hospital, Chembur, shares how essential is breastmilk for the newborn, and how women can take care of their breasts both pre and post-pregnancy

Know how your breasts change before and after pregnancyBreastfeeding is the most nutritious, natural, and least contaminated food that a new mother can provide to her newborn. It is a rich source of essential amino acids, fats, vitamins, minerals, and fluid, that is enough to sustain the newborn’s needs for the first six months of life. It provides the baby essential immunoglobulins which […]

Here’s how you can combat the sweltering October heat

Dr Paritosh Baghel, a Consultant Physician, S L Raheja Hospital, shares how the common man can tackle this scorching October heat

Here’s how you can combat the sweltering October heatMumbaikars are currently experiencing the wrath of ‘October heat’ as rising temperatures have turned the city into a furnace. According to weather forecast agencies, the temperature is expected to remain high during the week. With the rising temperatures and poor air quality, there is an increased risk of infections, reducing stamina, dehydration, and bevy of […]

Why heart disease is not easily diagnosed in women

A survey conducted in India by a team of cardiologists reported that there has been a steady increase in heart disease (close to 16-20%) among women since 2009, especially among those in the reproductive age group.

Why heart disease is not easily diagnosed in womenWomen, especially home-makers, quite often tend to ignore health issues. Moreover, traditionally, rates of diagnosis of health conditions among women have been reported to be lower than in men due to variety of factors. Talking about heart disease, a staggering number of deaths in women occur due to various cardiac conditions, more even than breast […]

Try these simple steps for a healthy back

This World Spine Day (October 16), Dr Garima Anandani, Senior Spine Specialist and Clinical Director, QI Spine Clinic, shares a few simple ways to improve your posture at work for a healthy back

Try these simple steps for a healthy backLong working hours with increasing pressure to meet the deadlines describe the day of working professionals these days. An unhealthy lifestyle, disturbed routine, and wrong postures can lead to spine-related issues. Good posture results when your body muscles and joints are balanced and supported properly, you will be able to do everyday activities efficiently. It […]