*..Drinking cranberry juice can be effective in preventing Urinary tract infections.* Think it’s a heart attack? Call an ambulance, then chew one full strength (325mg) ASPIRIN tablet or else chew 4 low dose (81mg) ASPIRIN tablets. *..Supplementing blood pressure medicines with folate containing food materials or tablets has shown to reduce the likelihood of developing stroke in future. *.. A minimum of 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week or 20 -30 min every other day has shown to improve blood pressure in hypertensive patients. *.. Mindfulness: A popular meditation technique has shown to reduce levels of stress hormone levels known as Cortisol and help in increasing attention span. *.. Worsening of Anxiety, agitation, restlessness in a previously healthy individual may be due to an overactive thyroid gland. Consult your doctor about thyroid function test.

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Dengue Fever

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Dengue Fever

What is Dengue Fever? Dengue fever also known as breakbone fever is an acute communicable disease caused by virus. Infectious Agent: Dengue virus (types 1,2,3,4) Vector/ Virus Carrier Dengue virus is spread by bite of mosquito Aedes aegyptii. Mode of Transmission Signs & Symptoms First 4 days High grade fever. Abdominal pain & Vomiting. Muscle pain/ joint pain/ Back pain/ Eye pain. Conjunctival Redness. 4th-7th Days Decrease in body temperature.  Unstable Blood Pressure.  Abdominal pain & Vomitting.  Decreasing Pulse Pressure.  Blood vomiting/ Red or Dark colour stools.  Pin point skin bleeding (petechiae)/ Bruising/ Nasal bleeding.   RED FLAG In few cases classical dengue fever may progress to Dengue Haemorrhagic fever which can cause BLEEDING from MULTIPLE SITES, WOSENING BP finally leading to SHOCK & DEATH.   SUSCEPTIBILITY & OCCURRENCE All persons are equally susceptible

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  TAKING A STATIN? Don't use it as an excuse to slack off on your diet. Some people gain weight and eat more fat after starting a statin, falsely believing that the pill is mightier than the diet. It isn't.   HEART- HEALTHY DIET   Eating to protect your heart also helps protect you from diabetes and many cancers. Basic elements of a healthy diet include lots of plant-based foods like fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains; modest servings of lean protein, like fish and poultry.   EASE INTO EXERCISE   No pill can possibly give you the same benefits as regular exercise. And your exercise doesn't have to be daunting. If exercise isn't part of your day, start out with a 5-minute walk each day. Then ease into longer strolls. If walking is painful, try swimming or cycling.   MEMORIZE THE WARNING SIGNS OF A STROKE   The acronym FAST can help. F: Face drooping. Can the person smile? Is the smile uneven? A: Arm weakn

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Diabetes

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Diabetes

DIABETES: WHAT IS IT?   Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by high sugar/glucose in blood. Glucose enters the blood from the food we eat which is later used for fuel in the   body. Pancreas which is an important gland is located near the stomach and it makes Insulin which plays a role in moving glucose inside our muscles, Liver and Fat cells. In Diabetes Pancreas either fail to make enough insulin or our Liver, muscles, fat cells fail to respond to insulin properly. As a result various body tissues do not get enough glucose inspite of high blood sugars therefore our body cells starve for energy. Over a period of time this can cause damage to various organs of the body like Heart, Kidney, Eyes and nerves. TYPES OF DIABETES There are 4 major types of Diabetes:    Type 1 Diabetes:- Usually diagnosed in childhood. Autoimmune disease –Body’s own Antibodies destroys Pancreas. Also called as Insulin Dependent Diabetes.

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Four fundamentals to lower blood pressure

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Four fundamentals to lower blood pressure

                            Four fundamentals to lower blood pressure Adopt four core lifestyle improvements which are proven to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of stroke, heart disease, and other health problems. Together, these changes could bring mildly elevated blood pressure under control without medication—or allow you to stop or reduce current medications. Maintain a healthy weight. If you are overweight, every pound lost could lower systolic blood pressure (the upper number) by up to 1 millimeter of mercury (mm Hg). Losing 5% to 10% of your current weight will have a measurable effect on blood pressure. Aim for gradual but sustained weight loss based on a diet you enjoy. Exercise regularly. Guidelines call for a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. A reasonable starting goal is 20 to 30 minutes every other day.  Eat a heart-healthy diet. A diet based on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and reduce

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  TAKING A STATIN? Don't use it as an excuse to slack off on your diet. Some people gain weight and eat more fat after starting a statin, falsely believing that the pill is mightier than the diet. It isn't.   HEART- HEALTHY DIET   Eating to protect your heart also helps protect you from diabetes and many cancers. Basic elements of a healthy diet include lots of plant-based foods like fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains; modest servings of lean protein, like fish and poultry.   EASE INTO EXERCISE   No pill can possibly give you the same benefits as regular exercise. And your exercise doesn't have to be daunting. If exercise isn't part of your day, start out with a 5-minute walk each day. Then ease into longer strolls. If walking is painful, try swimming or cycling.   MEMORIZE THE WARNING SIGNS OF A STROKE   The acronym FAST can help. F: Face drooping. Can the person smile? Is the smile uneven? A: Arm weakn

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