What is tennis elbow and how to treat it?

Tennis elbow is an inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow. ‘Tennis elbow’ is a common term for a condition caused by overuse of arm, forearm, and hand muscles those results in elbow pain

What is tennis elbow and how to treat it?Symptoms: The symptoms of tennis elbow develop gradually. In most cases, the pain begins as mild and slowly worsens over weeks and months. There may or may not be specific injury associated with the start of symptoms. Due to tennis elbow person may feel pain or burning on outer part of the elbow. The grip […]

Illuminations: The shadowy world of radiology

Dr Rajat Bhargava, HOD-Radiology, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares how radiology departments, in a hospital, is an important asset. He shares how radiologist plays an important role in detection of the disease and its cure

Illuminations: The shadowy world of radiologyIt was a routine day for me in my radiology department with several scans piled up. However, the flow got interrupted regularly with a stream of clinical colleagues, who came to see the scans of their patients. It was in the midst of this; one of my colleagues barged in and wondered if one of […]

All you need to know about cellulite

Dr Shuba Dharmana, a Dermatologist and Medical Director, Lejeune Med Spa, shares information about one of the most feared cosmetic problems - Cellulite

All you need to know about celluliteCellulite is one of the most feared cosmetic problems that women face today, and there is no easy solution to this. Cellulite is seen even in slim women, so it’s a myth that it is only related to fat. There are multiple factors which can cause cellulite, and fat is just one of them. Cellulite […]

Are elderly addicted to polypharmacy?

Dr Rekha Bhatkhande shares her views on polypharmacy (taking excessive medicines), and how it can be harmful to the elderly

Are elderly addicted to polypharmacy?Firstly, do no harm! Doctors must use the medicines correctly for co-existing diseases and avoid risks often associated with multiple medicine usages such as side effects, drug/ drug interactions, drug/ disease interactions, and inappropriate dosing. Using inappropriate medicine, and polypharmacy are extremely common among the elderly. What is polypharmacy? Is it necessary? Polypharmacy occurs when […]

How to prevent suicidal thoughts?

Dr Fabian Almeida, a Consultant Psychiatrist, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares how to prevent the suicidal thoughts coming to your mind and how to tackle them

How to prevent suicidal thoughts?In this fast-paced, competitive world, mental health problems are on the rise. In fact, statistics reveal that one in every four persons is likely to experience mental health problems in a lifetime.\By 2020, depression will be major direct or indirect killer. Suicide, therefore, has become a more common sought-after solution amongst the disturbed and the […]

#WorldPhysiotherapyDay: Physiotherapy treatment for heel pain

Heel pain can be caused by stress placed on the plantar fascia ligament when it is stretched irregularly, which causes small tears and inflammation. Stretching and strengthening exercises can help the ligament become more flexible and can strengthen muscles that support the arch, in turn reducing stress on the ligament

#WorldPhysiotherapyDay: Physiotherapy treatment for heel painHeel pain (Plantar fascitis) is very common nowadays Following are the causes for heel pain:  Lack of exercise Wrong footwear Excess weight Calcaneal spur Tightness in plantar fascia Deficiency of calcium/vitamin D/vitamin B12 Bad posture Symptoms Usually it pains more in the early morning after getting out of bed After long walks it starts hurting. […]

Most new mothers don’t take extra nutrition

Dr Alka Bharti, an executive nutritionist in Motherhood Hospital, Pune, shares how a new mother can take some extra care of themselves by taking care of their baby

Most new mothers don’t take extra nutritionA new mother, post-delivery, goes through many changes both physically and emotionally. Therefore, she needs to take care of herself by having a sufficient amount of nutrients that would rebuild her strength. However, their diet changes with changing lifestyle, which, directly or indirectly, effect on infant’s growth and nourishment. Almost 70% of new mothers give […]

Dengue: A continuing global threat

Dr Mohammed Sakeel, HOD of Emergency and Trauma, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares how to recognise Dengue symptoms, and how to stop the breeding of the mosquitoes in the vicinity

Dengue: A continuing global threatDengue fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by dengue viruses. Each year, worldwide, an estimated 400 million people are infected with dengue virus; about 100 million get progressively sick, and 2.5% of those patients die. It is the fastest growing mosquito-borne infection in the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 40% […]

8 symptoms of urinary tract infections in women

An infection which is found in any part of the urinary system, say your kidneys, ureters, bladder and  urethra,  is  called  a  Urinary  Tract  Infection (UTI). It is very important to know what to look for and what you must do about it, in order to keep yourself comfortable and prevent a UTI from turning into a serious infection

8 symptoms of urinary tract infections in womenThe second most common type of infection, an UTI can cause considerable anxiety and morbidity amongst women. Just treating the infection is not enough; Prophylaxis or preventive action should be advocated. Incidence of infection in females increases directly with sexual activity and child-bearing. 25-30% of women between the age group of 20-40 years will get […]

Know how air pollution affects your heart

Excessive air pollution is associated not only with respiratory diseases like bronchitis, asthma and lung cancer, but also cardiovascular diseases. Recent studies show that air pollution behaves akin to cigarette smoke. In addition, air pollution is also associated with chronic lifestyle disease like hypertension and diabetes

Know how air pollution affects your heartMajor Indian metropolitan cities are reeling under the effects of severe air pollution, euphemistically called ‘smog’, this phenomenon occurs every year during winter. This has deleterious effects not only on the respiratory system, but as recent studies show, also on the cardiovascular health of people living in urban areas. Excessive air pollution is associated not […]
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