These habits can save your heart

In 2010, a committee of experts with the American Heart Association came up with a strategic plan to reduce cardiovascular disease in the United States. The committee pored over the scientific literature and identified seven of the most important behaviors people can follow to protect their cardiovascular health

These habits can save your heartWorldwide, heart disease and strokes are the leading causes of death. They’re also the leading killers of Americans, accounting for one out of every three deaths in the United States. But there’s good news, too. About 80 percent of all cases of cardiovascular disease are preventable. You can lower your risk markedly by making some […]

76-year-old back on feet after being bedridden for 3 months

India is riddled with a severe problem of osteoporosis. According to estimates, as many as 25 million Indians are likely to be affected by osteoporosis in the coming years in India. Doctors say that if people implement all the preventive measures then osteoporosis can be prevented and if neglected it can land a person in major trouble

76-year-old back on feet after being bedridden for 3 monthsOsteoporosis is a condition of fragile bone with an increased susceptibility to fracture. It weakens bone and increases risk of bones breaking.  According to estimates, as many as 25 million Indians are likely to be affected by osteoporosis in the coming years in India. A 76-year-old woman was bedridden for three months because of severe back pain. […]

Explained: How long digestion takes and health tips for better digestion

The time it takes to digest food varies between 24 and 72 hours and depends on several factors. To enjoy optimal digestion, eat a balanced, high-fibre diet, engage in regular exercise, reduce stress, and manage any digestive conditions that may be present

Explained: How long digestion takes and health tips for better digestionComplete digestion of food takes anywhere between 24 to 72 hours and depends on several factors, including the type of food eaten and the presence of digestive issues. This article looks at the digestive process and potential digestive problems and recommends ways to improve digestion. Fast facts on digestion: The body typically digests foods within […]

13 ways to bump your protein intake

Researchers found that muscle protein synthesis — the driving force behind your muscle growth — was 25% greater when people incorporated healthy recipes with high protein throughout the day (30 grams of protein per meal) compared to those who ate a bulk of their protein at dinner (10 grams for breakfast, 15 grams for lunch, and 65 grams for dinner)

13 ways to bump your protein intakeThere’s a reason why protein and fitness go hand-in-hand: When you pump iron, protein repairs the tiny tears that strength training creates in your muscles, which helps them grow bigger, faster. You have to take in protein all day long — not just at dinner — if you want to maximize your gains. In a […]

Avoid kidney stones in 11 easy ways

Researchers still are not exactly sure how and why kidney stones occur, although they are one of the oldest medical conditions known to affect humans

Avoid kidney stones in 11 easy waysKidney stones are solid deposits of minerals and salts that have crystallized together in the kidneys. Usually, the fluid in urine prevents waste products from coming into contact with each other. Kidney stones begin to form when there is not enough fluid or too much solid waste content in the urine. According to the National Kidney Foundation, 1 in […]

‘With age, one must have a strict exercise routine’

A bariatric surgeon’s life can be quite challenging. With most surgeries scheduled in the first half of the day and the second half in the Out Patient Department (OPD), taking care of oneself can be a task. However, at 58, Dr Ramen Goel manages everything while being a perfect example of being a super jock

‘With age, one must have a strict exercise routine’Toughness is a matter of the mind and not of the body, or so proves a gym-junkie doctor at the age of 58 in Mumbai. Tough, gym-freak and fiercely fit are the adjectives for Dr Ramen Goel, Senior Bariatric Surgeon, Director- Centre of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery, Wockhardt Hospitals. His usual day starts by having lemonade […]

Suffering from PCOS? Manage it with these useful diet tips

Diet and exercise are important parts of managing PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). As, women with PCOS often have higher levels of insulin (a hormone) in their blood with trouble maintaining a healthy weight. Knowing the right foods to eat as well as the kinds of food to limit can improve the way you feel. It will also help you lose weight. Eating well, staying active, and maintaining a healthy weight can improve PCOS symptoms, say experts

Suffering from PCOS? Manage it with these useful diet tipsPolycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects a woman’s hormone levels. Women with PCOS produce higher-than-normal amounts of male hormones. This hormone imbalance causes them to skip menstrual periods. A PCOS diet is crucial role in the management of PCOS, not only for weight loss and maintenance, but also to regulate insulin levels. […]

How acid reflux leads to coughing

Heartburn that occurs more than twice a week can be gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which can cause ulcers and permanent damage if untreated. It also increases risk of oesophageal cancer

How acid reflux leads to coughingAcid reflux is a condition that occurs when acid from the stomach moves upward into the food pipe. The acid causes irritation of the tissue lining, which leads to heartburn – a burning sensation in the chest. The American College of Gastroenterology estimate that over 60 million Americans experience heartburn a minimum of once a […]

Winter-proof your body: Eat these foods to pump up your immune system

Winter is around the corner. So, here are some simple healthy diet tips to prep your body so it’s strong enough to repel viral invaders all winter long…

Winter-proof your body: Eat these foods to pump up your immune systemWinter is coming and, especially with the cold and flu season, it’s important to know what we can do to keep a strong and balanced immune system to stay healthy and avoid infections. Experts have put together a complete guide about the foods to eat to help you boost your immunity. Manjari Chandra, Senior Consultant […]

Stroke: Patients should be treated within three to four hours

A stroke occurs when part of the brain loses its blood supply and stops working. This causes the part of the body that the injured brain controls to stop working. In this case, if the patient is given treatment within 4 hours, the blood supply will be normal. On this ‘World Stroke Day’, speaking to My Medical Mantra, doctors inform that stroke is a medical emergency. So, seek treatment as soon as possible

Stroke: Patients should be treated within three to four hoursA stroke is a brain attack. It happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off. If a patient gets proper treatment in the first three to four hours after stroke, some patients may feel better within 24 hours. Dr Vijay Surase, Interventional Cardiologist at Jupiter Hospital said, “Stroke and the […]