Truly a miracle! Apollo Clinic doctors help deliver a baby in an auto –The Apollo baby

Some rare and precious moments touch our hearts and stay etched in our memories. One such miracle happened recently at our Apollo Clinic, Electronic City, Bangalore when the mother in labour delivered her baby in an auto in the parking lot of the clinic.  "The mother was brought to the clinic in a critical condition when the baby had already started crowning. It was difficult to take her inside the clinic. The doctors at the clinic, Gynaecologist Dr. Lakshmi and Paediatrician Dr. Babu, rus...
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Immediate steps to be taken when someone gets a brain stroke

Positioned just above the spinal cord, the brain stem controls vital functions of the body such as the heartbeat, blood pressure as well as the breathing. The human body is dependent on the brain stem for its survival. Any problems in the brain stem can instantly cause several long term as well as short term problems in the body, even leading to life threatening situations in some cases. A stroke is one of the most severe and serious conditions affecting the brain stem. Stroke is one of the lead...
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Causes of Hypertension

According to Union health ministry preventive health program, around one of every eight people in India have high blood pressure. Hypertension is a very common chronic medical condition, being the underlying cause of around 4 in every 20 conditions affecting the human body. The causes of Hypertension are not very clearly known. However, some potential causes of Hypertension have been identified as recurring patterns over a period of time. These causes are different for the two different types of...
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Symptoms of Hypertension

Hypertension is a condition that is often associated with few to no symptoms. This makes Hypertension a more dangerous condition as it worsens with the passage of time if not treated properly, while the absence of any symptoms makes for an increased difficulty in the treatment of Hypertension. It is recommended that you consult an expert in case you notice the following symptoms of Hypertension: Headaches Shortness of breath Nosebleeds Abnormal heartbeat Chest pain Blurred vision Fatig...
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Types of Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition characterized by inflammation of a joint, which results in pain, stiffness, and loss of motion in some cases. Arthritis is a relatively common condition in India and affects 15% people i.e. over 180 million people in India. There exist about 100 different types of arthritis, out of which some are very common and others are extremely rare. Most signs of arthritis are similar such as joint pain, inflammation, problems with movement, fatigue etc. However, there still exist ...
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How to protect your bones and care for them: Tips, Remedies & Exercises

Bones are a significant component of the body which provide a structural framework to the body, protect internal organs from injury and assist in movement. However, bones are at a constant risk for wear and tear due to a number of causes including age, diseases, deficiencies, traumas, and injuries. Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones deteriorate or become brittle and fragile, which increases the risk of a broken bone. Osteoporosis symptoms are not widely known. Because of the key functions...
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5 Simple Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy and Happy

To live your life to the fullest, a healthy heart is what you need. You probably already know that a well-balanced diet and regular exercises will help you amplify your heart health and also support heart failure treatment. But, is that all? Which exercises will actually do good? Should you practice them every day? We have all the answers right here. Incorporate these 5 simple exercises into your everyday lifestyle and strengthen your heart and intensify its happiness.  Walking  Ther...
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Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Healthy Heart

The heart is one of the most crucial and hardworking organs of the body and proper heart function is essential to support life. Its main function includes pumping blood carrying oxygen and nutrients to all organs of the body. Besides carrying the clean blood, the heart also transports the blood carrying waste products such as carbon dioxide to the lungs so they can be eliminated from the body. Because of the crucial roles that the heart performs, it naturally becomes important to keep it healthy...
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Signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest

Cardiac arrest is an extremely critical heart condition. In a cardiac arrest, the heart abruptly stops pumping blood, which restricts blood flow to the brain and other vital organs in the body causing them to lose consciousness. The heart has an electrical system and function of its own which controls the rhythm of the heartbeat. A sudden cardiac arrest may occur as a result of the electrical disturbances or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). Physical stress, severe lack of oxygen, intense physic...
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Top 5 health issues in Females that leads to weight gain

Women go through many changes at different stages in their lives, some big and some small, and weight gain is a major challenge. Proper care is necessary, in each stage. Have you ever wondered, that despite maintaining a clean diet, exercising daily, drinking enough water and sleeping soundly, you still gain those pounds?? Let’s delve deeper. The weight gain may be due to an underlying health condition. There are some medical issues which lead to gain in weight. Hypothyroidism: An underactive...
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