Are you always feeling thirsty? Know the reasons behind it

Excessive thirst is usually not a serious problem. But in some cases, it may be a sign of an underlying condition. Here are some possible reasons to explain it

Are you always feeling thirsty? Know the reasons behind itAre you constantly feeling parched? While it is nothing serious in most cases, excessive thirst could indicate an underlying health problem in some cases. Dehydration “The main reason people feel thirsty is because they are dehydrated, they are not drinking enough water,” Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., a family doctor at One Medical in Phoenix, Arizona. She […]

Pune: B. J. Medical College organises event to raise awareness on vitiligo

On Tuesday, June 25, the Department of Skin and Venereal Disease, B.J. Govt. Medical College, Pune observed World Vitiligo Day by organising a public awareness program under the guidance of Dr Sudhir Nanandkar, dean of Sassoon Hospital

Pune: B. J. Medical College organises event to raise awareness on vitiligoDuring this event Dr Muralidhar Tambe, Deputy dean, enlightened the audience regarding the cosmetic importance of this disease and the need for further awareness in the society about this disease. Dr Arun Kowale, spoke about the origin of this day and the history behind the celebration of this day and implored the gathered people comprising […]

#WorldVitiligoDay: Tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skin

Millions of people worldwide have vitiligo, a condition that causes the skin to lose its natural colour, resulting in patches of light skin. Although the white or light patches do not typically cause other symptoms, the condition can cause low self-esteem and depression in patients - of whom nearly half develop vitiligo before the age of 21

#WorldVitiligoDay: Tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skinAlthough there is no cure for vitiligo, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say there is a lot patients can do at home to make vitiligo less visible and help prevent the condition from spreading. “Many people with vitiligo do not have any other signs or symptoms and feel completely healthy,” says board-certified dermatologist […]

Yoga poses for thyroid patients

Yoga is an accessible, low-impact exercise that reduces stress and supports well-being. Yoga can help reduce stress and studies also suggest it can help treat thyroid problems

Yoga poses for thyroid patientsThe thyroid is a small gland in the throat that secretes hormones. These hormones affect a person’s metabolism, body temperature, and growth. They also affect the way a child’s brain develops. When a person has a problem with their thyroid, it can affect both their physical and mental health. This article explores yoga as a […]

Pune: Doctors remove ‘watermelon-sized’ goitre from 45-yr-old woman

In a complex surgical procedure, the doctors successfully managed to extract the large lump which was protruding from her neck. With this, they have given the woman a new lease of life as the mass was affecting her day-to-day life

Pune: Doctors remove ‘watermelon-sized’ goitre from 45-yr-old womanA 45-year-old female, Mrs Electricwala, noticed a swelling in the neck. She approached a doctor who told her that it was due to thyroid enlargement and it was known as ‘Goitre.’ She was advised surgical removal of the gland but being apprehensive of surgery, she did not pay heed to it. Over the years, it […]

World Thyroid Day: Do you have an overactive thyroid? Signs and symptoms to watch out

Left untreated, an overactive thyroid can cause other health problems, such as an increased risk for osteoporosis and potential heart trouble

World Thyroid Day: Do you have an overactive thyroid? Signs and symptoms to watch outMillions of people have an overactive thyroid gland. Many don’t know it. This condition, known as hyperthyroidism, occurs more often in women than in men. Since the thyroid gland controls the body’s metabolism, an overactive thyroid puts the body into overdrive. The symptoms of an overactive thyroid can be subtle and suggest any number of […]

World Thyroid Day: Know about the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism in seniors

Senior citizens can have hypothyroidism symptoms that are not typical at all, making the diagnosis even more difficult. Any of the following signs and symptoms can indicate hypothyroidism in an older person

World Thyroid Day: Know about the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism in seniorsUnexplained high cholesterol High cholesterol is sometimes the only evidence of an underactive thyroid in an older person. The problem might be diagnosed as a cholesterol disorder rather than hypothyroidism. Because this sign may stand alone, high cholesterol warrants a thyroid evaluation. Heart failure Reduced blood volume, weaker contractions of the heart muscle, and a […]

World Thyroid Day: Best and worst foods for your thyroid health

The attention to food and nutrients to encourage proper functioning of the gland is often ignored. The nutrients that the thyroid gland needs are easily available in many food items. Ankita Ghag, clinical nutritionist, Co-founder and director, Vacchan Arogya lists out some food stuffs to consume and avoid, in order to boost the thyroid health

World Thyroid Day: Best and worst foods for your thyroid healthYour thyroid is your body’s silent workhorse-most of the time; it functions so smoothly that we forget it’s there. But this little, butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the base of your neck helps regulate your metabolism, temperature, heartbeat, and more, and if it starts to go haywire, you’ll notice. Though the thyroid is small, it’s a major […]

Forget the whole soul thing—your eyes are actually a window to your health

Here are 10 important health conditions your eyes can reveal

Forget the whole soul thing—your eyes are actually a window to your health“Simply by looking in someone’s eyes, we can see things like arteries, veins, and nerves, which are a reflection of what’s going on in the rest of the body,” says Rahul Khurana, MD, a retina specialist in northern California. That’s why the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends everyone get a baseline eye exam by age […]

Thyroid removal interlinked with increased bone-thinning, fracture risk

Researchers found that 120 patients in the group that had thyroid surgery and 368 in the group without surgery developed osteoporosis or fractures. Overall, the risk was about 1.5 times higher for both the partial and total thyroidectomy patients

Thyroid removal interlinked with increased bone-thinning, fracture riskThyroid surgery that totally or partially removes the gland may increase the long-term risk of bone thinning and bone breaks, especially for younger patients and women, according to a large study from Taiwan. In particular, osteoporosis and bone fractures were much more likely in patients who received thyroxine treatment for more than a year after […]