Tag «Health»

Decoding Liver Problems

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Liver problems are becoming increasingly common among both ends of the economic spectrum. While those in need of medical attention suffer from infections like hepatitis; the affluent are no strangers to cirrhosis.   So how do we identify such conditions early on? Liver plays a crucial role in digestion as well as breakdown of proteins …

What your cholesterol levels are telling you

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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 …

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 …

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 …

Milking Goodness

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Over generations, and across cultures, milk has established itself to be the most complete food. This is why nature has seen to it that the young gets ample of it. However, with over half a dozen variants available in the market, it has become confusing for many of us to choose the right milk. To decide …

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 …

Diabetic? Diwali means sweets for you too!

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Festivals = Sweets (lots of them) for every Indian. So even if you are a diabetic, why stop yourself from indulging in them. Though you need to dodge around a little bit, but you can still have the pleasure of that taste. How? Here are some tips.   Carbohydrates are directly related to your sugar …

Taking a break from work – it’s healthy

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Whenever we hear ‘work is worship’ we can’t help but think work is the most important aspect of our lives. However, it asks us to be good workers rather than be workaholics. Irrespective of your job profile, it takes a heavy toll on your body if you choose to ignore the signs of strain and …