Diabetes – Do you know all about it??

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Why should we care about Diabetes? Diabetes is a very common disorder to an extent that upto 12% of population in Delhi is diabetic and another 15-20 % is pre-diabetic. Diabetes is a disorder with very serious consequences if not treated well. And it is very costly to treat diabetic complications than to prevent them. …

WINTER WOES: Facing them head-on

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Winter is around and so are the various problems that come with it. The cold and dry air leads to breathing dif-iculties, increased viral infections and gives us dry, -laky skin to manage skin to manage. Old age further aggravetes the severity of these problem. Understanding the basics, would help us become winter ready so …

WINTER READY FOR ASTHMA

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Asthma is a common, potentially serious chronic disease that imposes a substantial burden on patients, their families and the community. It causes respiratory symptoms, limitation of activity, )lare ups (attacks) that sometimes require urgent health care and may be fatal. What is Asthma? Asthma causes symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezing and …

ANTI AGING SUPER FOOD

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There are no short cuts to creating an anti aging platter, but yes there some foods that are shown to promote good health. Also, some basic rules that help us maintaining the good health and vitality. The basic rules that we should stick to are : – Eating smaller portion in each meal. – Choosing …

AGING SKIN: Can I reverse the changes ?

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Aging changes in the skin are a group of common conditions and developments that occur as people grow older. The structure and the function of skin change with age. Skin changes that accompany aging include: • Roughened or dry skin • Benign growths such as seborrheic keratoses and cherry angiomas • Loose facial skin, especially …

DIABETES MANAGEMENT: the challenges in old age

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Diabetes is a complex illness, in the sense there is complex hormonal dysregulation. Insulin might be low, insulin might be high but not acting (resistance),counteracting hormones (that increase the blood sugar levels) might be high. The basic crux remains that we need to control the high blood glucose/sugar surges that might happen through the day …

Smart Health Apps

Best things in life are free. And so are some of the Health applications that can be downloaded on your mobile phone and that will help keep your health in the perfect state. Lose It!: This app calculates how many calories are in foods and drinks and then determines how much exercise you will have …

MEDICAL TRIVIA

1. 90% of breast-fed children get higher IQ points than those who are formula fed. Babies carry a specific genes needed to digest breast milk fats into polyunsaturated fatty acids that develop the brain. Those babies end up with more IQ points. 2. Fish, your brain food: Foods with omega-3 fatty acid (mainly vegetables and fish) …

Obesity and Obstructive sleep apnoea

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Apart from the various disorders like diabetes, hypertension etc., that are its secondary consequences, obesity leads to a gamut of breathing difficulty ranging from Obesity Hypoventilation syndrome to Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSAS). During the lying down position especially during sleep, the upper respiratory tract muscles’ tone is decreased, due to which there is partial …

Obesity and Infertility

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  Most people are surprised to learn that there is an association between obesity and infertility. Nearly one-third of the women who struggle to get pregnant are also obese. Fortunately, they can gain fertility back by simply restoring body weight to within normal limits. How does Obesity interfere with Fertility? Obesity leads to anovulation, menstrual …