#WorldFoodDay: ‘Eat seasonal, local and regional food’

Prehabilitation is like immunisation, it’s about taking preventive measures in the form of modified life style so that we don’t land up with any kind of diseases in future. Or if at all a person is suffering from any disease, it will help in the management of the disease. As development of a disease is a process, it doesn’t happen suddenly. So give your diet a healthy boost

#WorldFoodDay: ‘Eat seasonal, local and regional food’Prehabilitation is necessary as I see rise in a number of cases of the youngsters having hypertension and diabetes. So, to combat these diseases, one has to make healthy lifestyle modifications. Prehabilitation is related to diet (ahar), physical activity (vihar) and sleep (nidra). While talking about diet, these are few questions that on should keep […]

Are leg cramps a sign of liver disease?

What you don’t know won’t hurt you. But such is not the case when you are experiencing muscle cramps because of liver disease. The pain in your leg muscles could prompt you to have a check-up for your liver’s condition

Are leg cramps a sign of liver disease?Muscle cramps are commonly overlooked in liver disease cases. But there’s been sufficient medical data to demonstrate the prevalence of muscle cramps in cirrhosis patients. According to Atif Zaman, MD, M.P.H., associate editor of NEJM Journal Watch Gastroenterology, the prevalence of muscle cramps in patients with cirrhosis ranges from 22-88 per cent, depending on the […]

Men, are you stressed out? You may be suffering from andropause

Ageing in men leads to a dramatic drop in testosterone, similar to the loss of oestrogen experienced by women during the menopause. Andropause is commonly seen in men, after the age of 40 and can be managed by making lifestyle alterations, say doctors

Men, are you stressed out? You may be suffering from andropauseAndropause is a condition that is associated with the decrease in the male hormone testosterone said doctors. Dr Prakash Kothari, Padma Shri and consultant sexologist, said, “Andropause in men, is similar to menopause, in women. In menopause, there is abrupt stoppage of hormones, while, during andropause, the decrease in testosterone and the development of symptoms is more […]

#WorldSightDay: Control diabetes and go for regular eye checkups

A quarter of the world’s blind population is estimated to be in India, about 12 to 15 million. This is bound to increase as diabetes is one of the leading causes for loss of vision in India. With an estimated 51 million people currently living with Diabetes, India leads the world in the prevalence of diabetes, and this is predicted to go worse by the year 2030, says Dr Ajay Aggarwal, Senior Consultant, Department of Endocrinology, Fortis Hospital, New Delhi

#WorldSightDay: Control diabetes and go for regular eye checkupsThis is true that people with diabetes do have a higher risk of blindness than people without diabetes, but it is equally true most people with diabetes can keep these problems to minor. It is very important to realize that good blood sugar control; regular and timely check-up, proper testing and eye care can often […]

#MentalHealthDay: Know who is at risk for suicide and how to prevent it

World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on 10 September every year to raise awareness about taking action worldwide to prevent the cases of suicides. Several events and activities are organised on this day to make people understand that suicide is a major preventable cause of premature death

#MentalHealthDay: Know who is at risk for suicide and how to prevent itSuicide is a serious public health problem; however, suicides are preventable with timely, evidence-based and often low-cost interventions. For national responses to be effective, a comprehensive multisectoral suicide prevention strategy is needed. World Suicide Prevention Day 2019 theme is ‘Working Together To Prevent Suicide’ to highlights the most essential ingredient for effective global suicide prevention […]

#MentalHealthWeek: Family plays a vital role in reintegrating schizophrenia patients in society

People affected with a severe mental disorder, wandering on different streets, is the common picture seen in all the major cities in India. A person affected by schizophrenia is disowned by the family and left alone on the streets as a destitute. Doctors and psychologist say that support by the family is crucial in reintegrating the patient with society. Without the support of the family, the treatment becomes difficult

#MentalHealthWeek: Family plays a vital role in reintegrating schizophrenia patients in societySchizophrenia is the most disabling of all the major mental disorders. Schizophrenia is an illness that interferes with an individual’s ability to think, feel and to receive and understand sensory information. It is a severe mental disorder in which a person cannot understand the difference between real and imaginary. An individual’s behaviour may also be […]

Pune couple donates oxygen plant to Indian army soldiers at Siachen

A couple in Pune went the extra mile to help the Bravehearts who protect our motherland. They put in a part of their savings and also began a crowdfunding project to help the soldiers stationed at Siachen base. They did all this so that the soldiers could ‘breathe easily.’ The contribution has been appreciated by the Indian Army as it will help the soldiers breathe at a place which has one of the highest altitudes in the world

Pune couple donates oxygen plant to Indian army soldiers at SiachenSiachen is considered to be the world’s highest battlefield. Situated in the eastern Karakoram ranges of the Himalayas, it is the world’s 5th largest glacier. Bone-chilling winds, immense cold, and sub-zero temperature tests the limits of human endurance. But, the brave soldiers of the Indian Army stand a firm on the ground bracing themselves against […]

All you need to know about varicose veins

Varicose veins is a common problem affecting the general population throughout the world. In India, it is estimated that around 25-30% of females and 10-15% of males suffer from it. However, a majority of patients with varicose veins are unaware of it and the complications it can invite

All you need to know about varicose veinsVaricose veins can develop when small valves in the veins become weak. These valves usually stop blood flowing backwards through the veins, and when they are damaged blood can pool in the veins What are the those bulgy/blue veins on your legs? Varicose Veins are twisted and bulgy veins that protrude on the surface of […]

#BreastCancer: Simple tips for self-examination

Since the month of October is #breastcancerawarenessmonth, Dr Reshma J Palep, consultant general and breast cancer surgeon, Mumbai shares some vital tips. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. So, women should go for regular check-ups after the age of 40, advises Dr Palep

#BreastCancer: Simple tips for self-examinationBreast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease. This woman’s guide to breast cancer will empower them to take self care and spread this knowledge to others. Breast cancer starts […]

Is vigorous exercise safe during the third trimester of pregnancy?

Expectant mothers receive an avalanche of information about potential risks to their baby. There's a growing list of foods, toxins and environmental threats to avoid. It's normal for this to lead to an increased level of anxiety

Is vigorous exercise safe during the third trimester of pregnancy?As a result, some women believe it’s safer to avoid any risks in pregnancy, no matter how small. Vigorous exercise may be considered one of these risks. But we’ve recently reviewed the research and found vigorous exercise is safe during pregnancy, including in the third trimester. And not only is it safe; it’s healthy, too. […]
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