What your cholesterol levels are telling you

Lipid Panel

Nowadays with increasing awareness we already know quite a bit about cholesterol. These are breakdown products of fat during digestion, and are essential for maintaining proper cell/tissue functioning. However, with a more sedentary and stressful lifestyle, it is common to have excess levels of cholesterol.   Lipid profile is the most basic test which gives …

5 essentials to enjoy the wild side of summers

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The heat is increasing and summer has fully wrapped us in her scorching blanket. For most people, these days are best enjoyed in the cool of their homes, unlike others, who are adventurous, or fun loving. Whether or not we belong to the second group, the fact is those summer outings are inevitable at times. …

Eating right during pregnancy

diet in pregnancy

Pregnancy – A phase when the body of a woman undergoes new and unique adjustments. Hormonal & physiological changes like the rise in body temperature, heartburn, nausea and other such discomforts are usually associated with it. But, coupled with such conjoining difficulties, is an awareness of wonder and delight.. As she prepares to hear those …

Catching cholesterol early

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Cholesterol is a byproduct of fat breakdown in the body. Depending on its size, it is broadly classified into heavy, low and very low density lipids (HDL, LDL and VLDLs). These are normally present in all tissues of the body and are useful in hormone production, vitamin D synthesis, etc.   However, cholesterol nowadays is …

Let your health flower with the seed of Flax

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Fortified plant-based foods have been recognized to promote well-being by offering immense health benefits. They are the finest sources of protein, fiber, iron and other essential nutrients.  Besides, they form a significant part of a balanced vegan diet. Consider the healthiest foods that lead your grocery purchases every month. To your checklist of pulses, grains, …

Hacking hyperthyroidism

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Thyroid disorders are becoming increasingly common among people. Thyroid abnormalities are hormonal disorders. While hypothyroidism is one end of the spectrum, hyperthyroidism covers the opposite spectrum.   When I say, opposite, I mean exactly opposite. It is a condition with elevated levels of thyroid hormones, namely T3 and T4; coupled with decreased levels of thyroid …

Is your weight gain because of thyroid?

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Thyroid problems are fairly common nowadays , and it is still on the rise. With women being at a 5-7 times higher risk than men, this is quite a concern today. What makes matters worse is that more than 60% of those suffering from thyroid problems are oblivious of their underlying condition.   So let …