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How to Fight Pneumonia? Symptoms, Causes and Its Treatments

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12th November every year is marked as World Pneumonia Day by WHO (World Health Organization) since 2009. It raises awareness and propagates treatments to combat this childhood disease, which affects children under the age of 5 years. What is Pneumonia? It is a preventable and treatable disease which mostly affects children under the age of 5 years and people aged above 65 who have impaired immune system and difficulty in swallowing food and breathing. On a worldwide level, it leads in the number of children deaths, especially in the lower strata of society. Causes Pneumonia is an infection in the […]

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HOW TO SAFEGUARD OURSELVES AGAINST OSTEOPOROSIS

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What is Osteoporosis? It’s a slow progressive condition and develops over the years, where the bones become brittle and weak and may break from even minor bumps, jerks or a fall. This disease causes loss of bone density (strength and mass of bone) and increases the risk of fractures. It is a common problem in India mostly with the elderly and women after menopause, with more than 10 million people suffering from it. Causes A low calcium diet is one of the foremost causes of osteoporosis. In women after menopause, low estrogen levels increase the risk of bone loss rather […]

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Breast Cancer: Be Aware Be Protected

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Breast Cancer is the most commonly caused cancer among women. With this concern, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is celebrated worldwide in October, to raise awareness on this disease, its research and education. Breast Cancer is a type of cancer in which the breast cells grow out of control. The cancer usually starts from the lobules or breasts ducts (glands that produce milk) to the adjoining tissues and a lump or swelling is felt in the breasts and the area around the nipple changes. The tumor can be detected by self-examination or by an x-ray machine. Early diagnosis, screening and treatment […]

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Rule Out Gout – With Gout Diet

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Do you have raised uric acid levels? Uric acid is normally excreted in urine. However, excess of uric acid produced by the body from foods we eat and/or internal cellular or nitrogen utilization can increase uric acid levels in blood. Normal blood range of uric acid is 2 to 7 mg/100 ml. If your levels are above 7 mg/100 ml then you are at risk of developing the disorder called gout. Range of uric acid can rise up to 20 mg/100ml in severe gout. Gout is a chronic disease due to an inherited abnormality of purine metabolism. Purine is a […]

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Increase Hemoglobin Naturally

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Low hemoglobin called anemia is a most common condition in majority of population especially in females. Recently I volunteered a blood donation camp in which I observed many healthy people who were eager to donate blood were unfit for blood donation just because of a low hemoglobin count. Low hemoglobin levels without any underlying conditions like in pregnancy, liver or kidney diseases, absorptive disorders, thalassemia, cancers, bleeding wounds etc. can be usually due to improper eating habits, low nutritional content of foods, inadequate nutrient intake or improper cooking methods which can lead to deficiency of nutrients like iron, folic acid, […]

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Ease Acidity with Easy Tips..

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Are you suffering from acidity often? I am sharing with you some tips to prevent as well as relieve acidity. Acidity is rightly termed as a hurry curry worry syndrome in which there is hyper secretion of gastric acids characterized by heart burn caused due to stomach acid reflux. Acidity may be caused due to several factors which need to be understood to prevent it. These are usually related with lifestyle and eating behaviors. Poor Eating Habits: It is the main cause of acidity which includes eating fast, irregular meals, consumption of spicy and oily foods, non-vegetarian food, over eating, […]

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Diabetes Facts…

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Hello all! Many of us have those “sweet” people with diabetes around us. India is already a diabetic capital ranking 2nd in the world for its diabetic population. This population is increasing day by day in spite of Diabetes being a Non-Communicable Disease [NCD]. So what if the prevalence is increasing? Why is diabetes so hyped? Or is it really a life threatening disorder? Let’s know some facts about diabetes. Diabetes is a disease where your blood sugars increase beyond normal [random BSL<140mg/dl] due to improper production, secretion or action of a hormone called insulin in your pancreas. What happens if […]