Tips to ease swollen hands due to excessive exercise

Your body demands more energy every time you exercise. If you put too much pressure, you might end up with swollen hands

Tips to ease swollen hands due to excessive exerciseThis is a common problem among gym enthusiasts especially when they do more than what their body can stand. Below are three tips that can help ease the discomfort due to swollen hands. Generally, there is no proven way to alleviate exercise-related hand swelling. This is caused by an increase in blood flow to your […]

Smoking: Impact on the kidneys, sexual life, and fertility

On World No Tobacco Day 2019, Dr Pankaj Maheshwari, Chief of Urology, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, helps us understand the implications of smoking and other ailments it can cause

Smoking: Impact on the kidneys, sexual life, and fertilitySmoking has become a common trend among men and women in both urban and rural India, and, over the past few years, there is a significant rise in the number of smokers. Smoking can pose an extra burden on an individual’s health, finance, and relationships. It is recognized as a preventable cause of ill health […]

7 reasons why potassium-rich foods are good for you

Potassium is known to offer a number of benefits to the human body. In case you are still sceptical about eating potassium-rich foods, we have listed the reasons why you really shouldn’t

7 reasons why potassium-rich foods are good for youBut first, learn why potassium is important in the body. Apparently, it is an essential mineral that regulates the body’s electrolytes and is responsible for the proper functioning of certain organs, such as the brain, muscular tissues, heart and kidneys. As per a study published in the US National Library of Medicine, potassium keeps the […]

Tips on how to reduce uric acid the natural way

Gout was popularly known as the king’s disease in the times of yore, for its prevalence among the rich classes who consumed expensive high-purine foods like alcohol and meat, not easily affordable to the poor. Today, these foods are common in the diet and portions need to be watched closely in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle

Tips on how to reduce uric acid the natural wayThis 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 […]

Following a healthy plant-based diet may lower kidney disease risk

A new study has uncovered a link between plant-based diets and kidney health. The finding, which appears in an upcoming issue of CJASN, indicates that consuming a diet based on nutrient-rich plants may help protect against the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD)

Following a healthy plant-based diet may lower kidney disease riskThe consumption of plant-based diets is becoming more common for ethical, environmental, and health reasons. The quality of plant sources of food can differ, however, with nutrient-rich plants being more healthful and plants that are high in refined carbohydrates being less healthful. Emerging evidence suggests that the risk of chronic conditions varies by types of […]

For the first time ever German scientists create see-through human organs

See-through human organs and transparent creatures might sound like something from the lab of a mad scientist, but these incredible creations are not the playthings of Dr Frankenstein. Instead, they could help pave the way for 3D-bioprinted organs in the near future

For the first time ever German scientists create see-through human organsResearchers in Germany have created transparent human organs using a new technology that could pave the way to print three-dimensional body parts such as kidneys for transplants. Neuroscientists at Ludwig Maximilians University in the German city of Munich have spent years working on a way to create transparent biological tissues through a process known as […]

Organ donation: 46-yr-old brain-dead man helps save three lives.

A cadaver donation took place on Wednesday, March 20. The family of the 46-year-old man consented to donate his organs. This gesture of kindness helped save the lives of three patients who were wait-listed for an organ transplant. It is the 27th organ donation done in Mumbai, so far this year

Organ donation: 46-yr-old brain-dead man helps save three lives.The organ donation occurred at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri. In all, two kidneys and a liver were retrieved from the deceased patient. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Transplant Co-ordinator for Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, stated, “The patient was a 46-year-old male who was suffering from rheumatic heart disease, he had undergone a […]

Zinc deficiency may play a role in high blood pressure, suggest study

Lower-than-normal zinc levels may contribute to hypertension by altering the way the kidneys handle sodium, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology

Zinc deficiency may play a role in high blood pressure, suggest study  Zinc deficiency is common in people with chronic illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease. People with low zinc levels are also at a higher risk for hypertension. The way in which the kidneys either excrete sodium into the urine or reabsorb it into the body, specifically through a pathway called […]

Multiple studies reveal role of red meat in gut bacteria and risk of developing heart disease

In concurrent studies, Cleveland Clinic researchers have uncovered new mechanisms that demonstrate why and how regularly eating red meat can increase the risk of heart disease, and the role gut bacteria play in that process

Multiple studies reveal role of red meat in gut bacteria and risk of developing heart diseaseThe research, led by Stanley Hazen, M.D., Ph.D., builds upon previous work showing TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide) – a gut bacteria byproduct formed during digestion – can lead to the development of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and strokes. TMAO is produced when gut bacteria digest choline, lecithin and carnitine, nutrients that are abundant in animal […]

Mumbai witnesses its 44th organ donation, brain-dead man saves four lives

The deceased patient was a 27-year-old who was declared brain-dead on Thursday, November 22. The family was aware about the concept of organ donation and consented to donate his organised. The organ donation took place at Umrao Wockhardt Hospital in Mira Road

Mumbai witnesses its 44th organ donation, brain-dead man saves four livesThe patient was admitted to the hospital on November 18, 2018 and became brain-dead after four days of being admitted to the hospital. The patient was a resident of Virar. The family of the deceased youth knew about what organ donation meant and that this noble gesture could help save the lives of others. While […]