6 Health Risks for Women

6 Health Risks for Women

Ladies! Pay attention to your health, howsoever busy and tied up you are.

Here’s a checklist for conditions you must watch out for.

Hormonal disorders: Thyroid abnormalities are amongst the most common hormonal problems that affect woman. Symptoms like unexplained weight gain, fatigue, drowsiness and feeling cold often should not be ignored as all these may indicate thyroid insufficiency (hypothyroidism). Read Article

Hypertension and Dementia

Impact of Hypertension Impact of Hypertension If you are between the age of 25 and 40 and have a history of occasional high blood pressure, it might not be advisable to ignore it anymore. A study by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, shows hypertension at a young age can lead to early dementia and stroke.

The study that was published in an issue of the Journal of Human Hypertension (a Nature publication) shows hypertension in young people leads to decrease in the blood flow to the brain and may consequently lead to brain damage. The decreased blood increases the chances of brain stroke and dementia at an early age.
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Alzheimer Disease

Alzheimer Disease Alzheimer disease (AD), also known simply as Alzheimer’s, is a neurodegenerative disease. Characterized by progressive cognitive deterioration, together with declining activities of daily living and by neuropsychiatry symptoms or behavioural changes, it is the most common type of dementia.

Stages and Symptoms

  • Mild — At the early stage of the disease, patients have a tendency to become less energetic Read Article

Appendicitis – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention


Don’t ignore that acute pain on the lower right side of your abdomen. Chances are your appendix is desperately looking for some immediate medical attention.

Although God has created everything for a reason but some things, sometimes, are of less importance and their utility comes with a shelf life. Similar is the case with this 3.5 inch long, worm-shaped tubal organ located at the base of our large intestine in the abdomen. Read Article

Smoking: Kick The Butt – How?

How to Quit Smoking
Being a quitter is good sometimes

Quitting anything is never easy and especially if it is something you are dependent upon. But one has to go that extra mile when huge benefits are waiting on the other end with a huge reward which says – Welcome to the world of good health!!
How to quit smoking
Start your “stop smoking plan” with these motivations

S – Set a quitting date

T – Tell family, friends, and co-workers about your plan to quit Read Article

Smoking: Kick The Butt – Why?

Why Quit Smoking

ENOUGH reasons to quit smoking – NOW!!

Some might fancy their favourite stars on the big screen, smoking and puffing away those silver rings in the air and find it “oh-so-cool”. But in reality, do you have any idea about the havoc it creates within your body and how it brings you closer to b several life threatening diseases?
Smoking statistics

  • Around 90,000 Indians die of tobacco related disease every year
  • 56.6% of cancer in men and 44.8% cancers in women are caused by tobacco
  • Smokers are thrice more likely to develop tuberculosis than non smokers Read Article

Know Your Painkillers

Painkillers Popping a painkiller is like blinking an eye for many. But it is important to know a lot of things before you pop that pill, indiscriminately. In pain, first thing we do is to wash off a painkiller with some water. A staple in each first aid box and medicine cabinet, analgesics or painkillers are medications which brings down the intensity of pain and gives a quick relief from discomfort. A comprehensive knowledge of these drugs for a better understanding of their pros and cons is undoubtedly imperative.
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Pain Killers: Side Effects and Precautions

Side effects of Painkillers Let it kill only the pain, not you. In one of the article, Know Your Painkillers, the basics of analgesics has already been covered.

Now, let’s focus on its side effects and precautions that one need to take when consuming it more than often. Don’t take them in an empty stomach: Most painkillers, especially NSAIDs, are known to cause acidity, ulcers and other gastroenterological problems. Read Article


Asthma Get short of breath and hungry for air easily? Hacking cough that refuse to go away? Watch out for these alarming signs of asthma. Asthma (pronounced as AZ-ma) is difficulty or inability to breathe normally. In medical terms, asthma is a chronic lung disease characterised by inflammation (swelling) and narrowing of air passage resulting in wheezing (a whistling sound that comes out on breathing), shortness of breath, a feeling of tightness in chest and coughing.

Sign and symptoms of asthma: These can be divided into two categories:

Warning symptoms: Some symptoms of asthma develop days before the actual breathing tests show a considerable decline in lung function. Where as in some, the symptoms develop suddenly and they can range from:

  • Cough with physical activity
  • Increased cough at the night time Read Article

Antacids – The Good and Bad of It


Antacids are medicines taken when there is an acute burning sensation in the middle of chest or upper part of stomach accompanied by acidic regurgitations. In a layman’s saying, when “acidity” strikes, antacids are taken.
This inexpensive, OTC medicine works wonders in providing some quick relief from the discomfort of heartburn.
Antacids neutralises the pH balance in the stomach and bring down the acid level that is being produced in the stomach or one can say they make the digestive juices of stomach less acidic. Read Article

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