Here’s how you can recognise the signs of elevated blood sugar levels

In some cases, the constant tiredness could also be accompanied by pain in the abdomen, numb toes and tingling fingers

Here’s how you can recognise the signs of elevated blood sugar levelsHyperglycaemia is a term describing excess levels of glucose or sugar in your blood, a defining characteristic of diabetes. It can be caused by a variety of reasons such as skipping insulin, dietary patterns, activity levels, or certain kinds of illnesses. Mildly elevated levels are typically not a cause for concern. But notably high blood […]

Simple and effective strategies for dealing with pain while running

Few things are worse than getting a side stitch during a run. Here are three ways to prevent the problem, and one strategy for stopping a stitch in its tracks

Simple and effective strategies for dealing with pain while runningDuring a run (or most any type of exercise) a sharp pain in your side known as a stitch can bring you up short. If you’ve ever experienced a side stitch, you know just how distracting it can be What is a stitch? The overriding symptom of a stitch is localised pain on one side […]

People across the globe feeling more sad, stressed than ever, finds study

A new survey of people’s daily emotions found that, worldwide, reports of negative emotions - including sadness, worry and stress - have increased over the last decade, reaching a record high in 2017

People across the globe feeling more sad, stressed than ever, finds studyWhat’s more, reports of positive emotions dipped slightly in 2017 compared with the previous year, according to the survey, from Gallup, the analytics and advice company. The survey also revealed that, based on reports of positive emotions, the ‘happiest’ country in 2017 was Paraguay, marking the third year in a row that the South American […]

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 […]

5 possible causes for having back pain

If you have been waking up with a sore spine lately, there are a number of possible causes behind it. Backaches are usually linked to poor posture in the workplace or the classroom. But here are five other reasons that could explain where the pain is coming from

5 possible causes for having back painYou are walking in high heels too often High heels should be worn on a moderate basis to avoid straining not just your back but other parts such as the Achilles tendon, the knees, the hips, etc. “Wearing heels shifts your weight toward the balls of the feet, so your knees and hips go forward […]

Parkinson’s patient gets a new lease of life after knee surgery

Doing total knee replacement with patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease is uncommon and becomes a challenging situation

Parkinson’s patient gets a new lease of life after knee surgeryTotal knee replacement can be considered as one of the effective tool in alleviating pain in short term as well as long term periods for the people suffering from severe arthritis and osteoporosis Dr Chintan Hegde, Joint Replacement surgeon at SRV Mamata Hospital performed successful total knee replacement surgery on 56-year-old man who was suffering […]

Turmeric as effective as painkillers in reducing pain

Researchers have found turmeric to be just as effective as drugs at treating injured sportsmen. A study of 50 top rugby players in Milan with bone or muscle pain found it matched relievers like paracetamol or ibuprofen

Turmeric as effective as painkillers in reducing painA new study now suggests that turmeric is more effective than popular painkillers at easing the agony of sports injuries. The study found that after less than three weeks, taking a key component of the Indian staple spice, known as curcumin, eases injured rugby players’ discomfort just as much paracetamol or ibuprofen, but without their […]

7 Common types of neck pain experienced by people

By clearly describing your specific neck symptom, or combination of symptoms, you can help your doctor determine what’s wrong and how to help

7 Common types of neck pain experienced by peopleIf you’re bothered by neck pain, you have plenty of company. Doctors estimate that seven out of 10 people will be troubled by such pain at some point in their lives. But if you were to ask each of these people to describe their neck pain, you would probably get seven different stories. Here are […]

Why poor sleep can lead to chronic pain

A general decline in both the quantity and quality of hours slept led to a two- to three-fold increase in pain problems over time, researchers found. Also, sleep disturbances contribute to problems in the ability to process and cope with pain

Why poor sleep can lead to chronic painPeople who sleep poorly may be more likely to develop a chronic pain condition and have worse physical health, a study from the UK suggests. A general decline in both the quantity and quality of hours slept led to a two- to three-fold increase in pain problems over time, researchers found. “Sleep and pain problems […]

Women beware! Pain in lower abdomen could be due to twisted ovaries

Sudden, excruciating pain on one side of your lower abdomen could mean that you’re at risk for a twisted ovary

Women beware! Pain in lower abdomen could be due to twisted ovariesA twisted ovary, or ovarian torsion, occurs when an ovary flops down and rotates, cutting off its own blood supply in the process. If that happens, you’ll probably know that something has gone horribly wrong: Think sudden, excruciating pain on one side of your lower abdomen. Here are seven things you should know about who’s […]
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