Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is the most common cardiovascular disease.
When there is a sudden complete blockage of an artery that supplies blood to your heart, a heart attack happens.
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary Artery Disease occurs when your arteries (the arteries which supply blood to the heart) become narrowed by a gradual build up of fatty deposits within their walls.
The Sugar Coated Problem!
Changes in lifestyle are an important step that you can take to prevent Type 2 Diabetes. The sooner you start, the better!
Diabetes: Risk Factors
The risk factors for diabetes depends on the types of diabetes.
Symptoms of Diabetes
The symptoms of diabetes , such as excessive thirst, excessive urination, fatigue, increased hunger can all be easily missed or attributed to some other cause.
Diabetes is a group of metabolic disorders identified by high blood glucose levels, either because the insulin production is insufficient or it is working inefficiently or both.
How Smoking Affects Us
A cigarette contains approximately 8 to 20 milligrams of nicotine, of which 1 mg is absorbed into the bloodstream. Research suggests that through the use of cigarettes, cigars, gutkas, pan masalas etc, nicotine has become one of the most heavily used addictive drugs.
Understanding Nicotine Addiction
Smoking or chewing tobacco is a habit that is 'learnt' and hence can be 'unlearnt' - it requires sustained effort and willingness to seek help. Quitting is hard - but it can be achieved
Screening Tests for Women
Some women need certain screening tests earlier, or more often, than others. Unfortunately in India, we do not yet have the habit of going for regular check-ups and those who do only get scoffed at. But the advantages of having regular check-ups far out weighs the sacrifice in terms of time and effort, especially because the prognosis of diseases including cancer is dependent on early detection.