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 …

Childhood Obesity

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What is the prevalence of obesity? Obesity is a rising health problem especially among urban children. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were about 1.6 billion overweight adults aged 15 years and above and at least 400 million adults are obese worldwide in 2005. It is a serious public health problem that is …

Erectile Dysfunction

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Erectile Dysfunction is a common problem that one encounters while growing old. And most of the times, people suppress the problem and do not look for the help because of the taboo associated with the illness. As a result, a certain amount of dissatisfaction creeps into life, creating a poor quality of life. Let’s look …

Endocrine Diseases

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What are the diseases taken-care-of by an Endocrinologist? Endocrinology department would take care of all diseases related to hormonal imbalance at all ages. Thyroid disease. Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Goitre, Thyroid cancer and Thyroid eye disease Diabetes Mellitus Type 1, Type 2, Geastational etc Hypoglycemiae. low blood glucose Metabolic Bone diseases like osteomalacia (Vitamin D Deficiency), osteoporosis, …

ENDOCRINOLOGY – Is it related to Hormones?

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What is Endocrinology? Endocrinology is a super-speciality branch of medicine that deals with the endocrine system, its diseases, and its specific secretions called hormones. Commonly known hormones include Insulin, Thyroid hormones, Testosterone, Estrogen, Growth Hormone, Cortisol, Parathyroid Hormone etc. Either deficiency or excess of each of these hormones produces a distinct disease and requires specialised …

Child Development

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Right from the moment a human life is conceived, the process of development starts and it does not stop till we die. The development is a constant process that brings about a change in a being every moment, mostly in the positive direction but many a times it might cause regressive changes also. The process …

What is your fever type?

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  Fever is one of the most common symptoms found in majority of infections, whether bacterial or viral. While most fevers are self limiting and do not last more than 4-5 days, certain types of fevers like Dengue, malaria, typhoid etc can be grave and even life threatening if ignored. So how do we know …