- Posted: April 06, 2021Categories: PregnancyRead more »
Sodium is an essential chemical element that helps regulate your body's temperature, pH levels, and fluid levels. Sodium is incorporated in various foods and is one of the two elements that combine to form sodium chloride (table salt). With inadequate sodium, your organs, nerves, and muscles wouldn't function in the way they should. We require it, but too much of its intake could be harmful. During pregnancy, as we all know, your body's blood volume and other fluid increase, and it is sodium that keeps everything balanced.
- Posted: March 22, 2021Categories: CoronavirusRead more »
As COVID-19 is an entirely new disease, there will be many questions/doubts regarding it. Like many people, ask about what happens before, during, and after your appointment to get vaccinated. Before understanding how the COVID-19 vaccine works, let’s get an idea about how our body fights the disease.
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Premature babies are those babies who are born before the mother reaches the 37th week of pregnancy. In simple terms, premature babies (also called preemies) are born too early before certain vital organs are able to develop. Based on how premature the baby is, he or she could have underdeveloped lungs, immune system, digestive tract, and even skin. To provide support to these babies living outside the womb, they are placed inside an apparatus called an incubator. It gives the babies with environmental conditions required to sustain them while in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
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When you get your blood pressure readings or blood pressure numbers, there are two of them. The first or the top one is the systolic blood pressure, and the second one is the diastolic blood pressure. For example: If your reading comes as 120/80. Here 120 is the systolic blood pressure, and 80 is the diastolic blood pressure. These two numbers indicate different aspects of the pressure being applied by your blood as it pulsates through your arteries.
- Posted: February 25, 2021Read more »
Age-related Macular Degeneration(AMD) is a common eye condition among people of age above 50 years that causes blurred or reduced central vision. It occurs due to thinning of the macula; part of the retina responsible for clear vision in the direct line of sight.
- Posted: February 12, 2021Read more »
The occurrence of chickenpox(varicella) has now declined sharply over the last 15 years after the introduction of varicella vaccine and some immunization recommendations. This chickenpox used to be very common in the United States during the early 1990s. You must have heard about this, which usually happens with every human. Now the vaccine has become successful in handling the virus. Thus more than 3.5 million chickenpox cases, 9,000 hospitalizations, and 100 deaths were prevented.
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Most people are born with two functioning kidneys, although you need just one to lead a normal, healthy life. If you have only one kidney due to any reason, it's essential you take good care of it as you don’t have another kidney if this one stops working. Irrespective of whether you have one or two kidneys, you should have a healthy lifestyle. Eat a nutritious diet, exercise daily, limit smoking, alcohol, and drug abuse, etc. But people with a single kidney should necessarily follow these tips in addition to getting frequent checkups to ensure their kidney is in good condition.
- Posted: January 27, 2021Categories: Healthy LifestyleRead more »
Asthma is a long-term condition that makes the airways of the lungs narrow and inflamed, thereby causing extra mucus. It can cause breathing difficulties, wheezing sounds when you inhale or exhale, shortness of breath, and coughing. For some people, it’s just a minor nuisance, while for others, it can be so severe that interferes with the daily chores. Asthma may also lead to life-threatening asthma attacks. If you have recently diagnosed, or have this condition for a while, you might be curious to know how smoking or being around people who smoke can impact your health. Continue reading and unravel how smoking and asthma are interlinked.
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Every year, Thyroid cancer affects more than 20,000 people in the United States but is responsible for only 1% of new cancers that are diagnosed. Thyroid cancer is one of the most widespread types of endocrine cancer which occurs in the cells of the thyroid. The thyroid is identified by a butterfly-shaped gland found at the base of your neck, just beneath your Adam's apple. The thyroid produces hormones that control your blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature and weight.
- Posted: January 21, 2021Categories: Healthy LifestyleRead more »
The immune system is in quite a buzz nowadays in the time of the pandemic. Studies suggest that boosting your immune system can reduce your risk of getting infected with the novel coronavirus. Even if you have caught the virus, you can recover soon if you have a healthy immune system. Whether you want to strengthen your immune system or improve your overall health, one of the essential nutrients you’ll require is Vitamin C. People include this particular nutrient in their diet for centuries for a good reason.