Hypertension- Am I at Risk

Our body contains about 4.5 to 5.5 liters of blood which circulates through our veins with a certain amount of pressure. While the blood pressure may slightly vary from person to person, Hypertension or High Blood Pressure is a cardiovascular disease where the blood pressure is persistently high. This ‘silent killer’ slowly damages our blood vessels leading to severe health conditions. Whether you have been diagnosed with hypertension or not, it is necessary to understand the hypertension sympto...
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Are you at risk of prediabetes?

The term ‘Prediabetes’ is used by medical experts to describe a condition wherein your blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not in the range where you classify as a diabetic. This high level of glucose is a result of your body not making or using insulin optimally, and can be harmful if untreated for a long period of time. Prediabetes symptoms usually occur to Type 2 Diabetes, and also increases your risk of other health problems like heart disease and stroke. While prediabetes, li...
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Reversing Prediabetes With These Habits

Diabetes is a chronic disease that has long-term and far-reaching effects on the main organs of the body. It can lead to nerve, kidney and eye damage as well as accelerate the damage to heart and brain. The good news, however, is that diabetes can be prevented in those who are at risk and even those who have been diagnosed with prediabetes symptoms.  The cornerstone of this prediabetes treatment strategy is achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. It also involves eating a balanced low-carboh...
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Monitor Your Heart Health

Our heart is a muscle that works round the clock pumping blood. This organ is responsible for supplying oxygen and energy to every cell in our body through blood. Due to varied risk factors, our heart becomes vulnerable to cardiovascular diseases, many of which may lead to death. Symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath, stiffness in the neck or chest, and so on hint that our heart may be at risk. To monitor our heart health and to investigate the symptoms further, doctors prescribe some...
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The Connection Between Diabetes and Heart Health

Diabetes, also known as Diabetes Mellitus is one of the leading causes of heart diseases that causes the hardening of the coronary arteries. In fact, according to a study from the Joslin Diabetes Center indicates that there has been a two to three-fold increase in the occurrence of heart disease among patients with diabetes than in those who didn’t. The study also further says that diabetic women have an even greater risk of heart disease as compared to those who did not, at a similar age....
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Healthy Habits to Start After the Age of 25

While most people do not worry much about their health after the age of 25, there are studies that indicate that the lifestyle and health decisions made by us during this time can have a drastic effect on how well they age. In fact, another study, published in the journal ‘Circulation’ stated that 60% of young adults who maintained the following five healthy lifestyle habits- a lean body mass index (BMI) Occasional alcohol intake no smoking a healthy diet, and daily physical ...
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Noticing hair fall everyday??? It could still be considered normal!!

Hair fall can get quite disturbing, though it is a normal part of life. It is experienced by all of us on a daily basis. I'm going to help you understand how much of hair fall is normal in a day and when should you really start to worry about it and start seeking treatments. Hair loss on daily basis Just like we to lose old and dead skin on a regular basis it is also vital to lose old and dead hair on a regular basis (not to forget hair is made of dead material called keratin). Hair loss is ...
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5 heart-healthy foods you need but shouldn’t overdo

While we have always been recommended certain heart healthy foods that promote heart health, what we have never been warned about are the ill effects of consuming these food items in excess. One rule that you must follow without reservation is the “everything in moderation” rule. Oatmeal, for example, is one such food item that is recommended as a part of every heart healthy diet. However, while oats are a super healthy snack, they are also extremely high in calories, much like fries and cake. ...
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Why and what is the importance of Cancer Screening?

Cancer screening is an important part of overall healthcare. This is because the effective way to survive cancer is to detect the disease at an early stage and completely eliminate it from the body, before the cancerous cells spread to the rest of the body.  There exist ways to identify the presence of cancer even before the disease starts manifesting itself in the form of symptoms.  Benefits of cancer screening Cancer screening helps detect the presence of cancer before it spread...
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7 Common signs of Vitamin deficiency and how to correct them

The lack of a well balanced and nutritious diet causes a number of diseases and conditions that result in symptoms that are unpleasant, painstaking and unrequited. These symptoms are your body’s way of informing you about problems and issues in the system that need immediate attention before they result in dire consequences. Taking immediate cognition of these symptoms can help your body prevent any untoward health conditions in the future, by taking corrective actions today.  In ord...
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