- Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains every day.
- Limit foods and drinks high in calories, sugar, salt, fat, and alcohol.
- Eat a balanced diet to help keep a healthy weight.
- Be active for at least 2½ hours a week. Include activities that raise your breathing and heart rates and that strengthen your muscles.
- Help kids and teens be active for at least 1 hour a day. Include activities that raise their breathing and heart rates and that strengthen their muscles and bones.
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The life expectancy for a man has increased dramatically in the past 50 years. But in India it is still lower as compared to many countries in the world. How long we live is important; however, the quality of life is equally important. The ability to enjoy life to its fullest requires investing time and effort into health maintenance and disease prevention. Continue reading Men’s Health
What is Thalassemia?
Thalassemias are inherited blood disorders passed down through families.
Thalassemia patients make defective hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen.
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Couples who face difficulty conceiving even after a year of having unprotected intercourse have higher chances of infertility issues. And, infertility isn’t just women’s problem. ‘Men can have problems with fertility, too. When a couple is having a hard time getting pregnant, it is just as likely to be caused by a problem with a man’s fertility as it is with a woman’s fertility,’ says Dr Abha Shroff, chief pathologist and director at Disha Pathology Labs, Mumbai.
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Infertility is the inability of a couple to conceive for more than a year of having regular unprotected intercourse. Infertility is becoming a common problem these days due to lifestyle related problems. An average estimate suggests that 60-80 million couples suffer from infertility, out of which 15-20 million couples belong to India. The problem here is more serious because couples do not usually seek medical advice for their problem, which also affects their relationship and mental health. Continue reading Infertility Profile
Monsoon brings with it welcome relief from the heat, and leaves behind a host of illnesses and diseases, some of which can be life threatening. Children are the most susceptible to these diseases. Here is how to keep yourself and your family safe this monsoon season.
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Anemia is a serious condition in India that mainly affects women and children. According to statistics, one in every two women suffers from anemia. Anemia is a silent killer, contributing to about 20 percent of maternal deaths. It is also common in children under the age of 5 years. Continue reading 6 tests to check if you are anemic
IS YOUR JOINT PAIN DUE TO ARTHRITIS? FIND OUT WITH THESE 7 DIAGNOSTIC TESTS
Joint pain is quite common these days and most of us learn to live with it. Unless the pain progresses to a level that it becomes unbearable, people avoid visiting a doctor and getting themselves diagnosed.
This can lead to severe consequences, if your joint pain is due to a serious condition like arthritis. This is usually a common reason why people suffer from joint pain. ‘There are different forms of arthritis and the most common one is osteoarthritis which is prevalent mainly in adults over the age of 60 years,’ says Dr Abha Shroff, chief pathologist and director at Disha Pathology Labs, Mumbai. Osteoarthritis is a condition in which the cartilaginous lining of the bones is slowly lost leading severe joint pain. With early diagnosis you can treat the condition well. Continue reading Joint pain due to Arthritis
Is a blood test used to check for thyroid gland problems.
TSH causes the thyroid gland to make two hormones: triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). T3 and T4 help control your body’s metabolism.
Why It Is Done
- To determine if the thyroid gland is working properly. An underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) can cause symptoms such as weight gain, tiredness, dry skin, constipation, a feeling of being too cold, or frequent menstrual periods. An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) can cause symptoms such as weight loss, rapid heart rate, nervousness, diarrhea, a feeling of being too hot, or irregular menstrual periods.
- Find the cause of an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). TSH levels can help determine whether hypothyroidism is due to a damaged thyroid gland or some other cause (such as a problem with the pituitary gland or the hypothalamus).
- To keep track of treatment with thyroid replacement medicine for people who have hypothyroidism.
- To monitor the thyroid gland function in people who are being treated for hyperthyroidism. This treatment may include antithyroid medicine, surgery, or radiation therapy.
- Double-check the diagnosis of an underactive thyroid gland in a newborn (congenital hypothyroidism).
- Diagnose and monitor female infertility problems.
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