Pune: IMA to organise diabetes awareness programme to highlight preventive measures

6 symptoms of prediabetes you need to know about

Type 2 diabetes has long been on the rise—diagnoses increased fourfold between 1980 and 2014—so it makes sense that its lesser-known sibling, prediabetes, is also increasing. You might be surprised to learn that a whopping 90 per cent of people who have prediabetes don’t know it yet. It’s a problem, because if you don’t know […]

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Tips on how to reduce uric acid the natural way

This is to especially prevent diseases like gout, provided you are already at risk due to other factors such as age, bad dietary habits, alcoholism, obesity, medications containing salicylate and lead exposure, among several other pre-exising conditions. Gout, a form of arthritis, is precipitated by uric acid produced after the breakdown of chemical compounds called […]

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Obesity, drinking and unhealthy diet add to increase risk of gout

Based on data from more than 14,000 people, researchers calculated how much factors like being overweight, following a diet that isn’t heart-healthy, drinking alcohol or taking water pills known as diuretics contribute to high levels of uric acid, known as hyperuricemia, which is a precursor to gout. The findings “support the hypothesis that the majority […]

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Lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of gout attacks

In the past, doctors often handed their patients a list of foods high in purines and instructed them not to eat those foods. By itself, that hasn’t been shown to be particularly helpful. More recently, experts have begun thinking about diet differently. Instead of trying to figure out which individual foods you should avoid, the […]

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Excess consumption of salt can trigger allergies, cautions study

A new study shows that sodium chloride, mostly known as table salt, triggers the formation of certain cells that contribute to allergic conditions such as atopic dermatitis, EurekAlert reported on Wednesday. The team found that salt leads to the increase of Th2 cells in the body and even causes some cells that should not cause […]

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Sleep apnoea patients are at a higher risk of developing gout, reveals study

New research reveals that people with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) have a higher risk of developing gout, even beyond the first years after being diagnosed with the sleep disorder. The findings are published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology. OSA is associated with a range of serious comorbidities, […]

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Know why your feet get bigger as you age, according to science

Know about the health conditions and pain on top of the foot

The foot has a complex set of tendons, muscles, joints, and bones that enable it to work properly, as well as withstand walking, standing, and other everyday movements. Many health conditions and injuries, however, can upset the foot’s movement and balance, causing problems and pain. Most foot pain requires, at the very least, rest and […]

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Know why your feet get bigger as you age, according to science

Alter your lifestyle to get back on your feet

Ashok (name changed), a 53 year-old patient, consulted Dr. Abhijeet Kale, assistant professor, Orthopaedic department at LTGM Sion Hopsital, because of unbearable foot pain. Dr. Kale explained, “I regularly see patients complaining of foot pain from the age group of 15 to 70 years. The  patient visited me in the last week. He was an […]

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