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A sedentary lifestyle is detrimental for our mind and body. Sitting at one place for prolonged time periods and avoiding daily physical exercise are known pain points for a majority of the population today. However, people fail to realize that these habits can lead to some serious health issues. Here is a list of problems that can arise due to sedentary living. 1) lower back problems – you should always remember to keep your back straight while sitting for long time periods with arms bent at right angles and flat feet. A slouched back can result in herniated lumbar disks and stiff psoas muscles. 2) decreased brain function – sitting at one place for a long time without breaks adv...
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Tag :Ask a Doctor
  June 22, 2015, 5:58 pm
HOW TO BOUNCE BACK FROM FAILURE “It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure,” Bill Gates said. We always shower praise on those who have triumphed. Very rarely do we examine all the times the successful people have failed, and analyze how they turned their “luck” around. In this tip, you will understand how to turn failure into success and bounce back with more fervour. 1. A SUCCESSFUL MINDSET: If you’re striving to achieve anything then failure is inevitable. “Whenever you’re trying a new experiment, whether it’s a new job, a new product, a new hobby, a new boyfriend or girlfriend–whatever it is–you need to give some th...
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Tag :ACCEPT FAILURE
  June 22, 2015, 5:06 pm
20 Diet and Nutritional Tips to Stay Healthy in Monsoon Season: 1. Eat fruits as they help you restore energy. Apples, mangoes, pomegranates, and pears are best suggestible. Avoid watermelon and muskmelons and also goosing on too many mangoes may cause pimples. 2. Have medium to low salt food and avoid heavy salty food as they are responsible for high blood pressure and water retention. 3. Eating watery foods like lassi, watermelon, rice, muskmelon creates swelling in the body. So, better opt for foods which are drying in nature like corn, gram flour, chick pea etc. 4. Foods such as brown rice, oats, and barley are the best foods one could have in this monsoon. 5. Body’s immunity can be in...
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Tag :Ask a Doctor
  June 22, 2015, 5:01 pm
With the flood of processed foods in the market and the recent controversy of lead found in noodles, it is a general concern which foods are safe to consume. Not all processed foods are really bad. But, what are processed foods? Processed foods are packaged food items which have gone through a method of preservation to increase shelf life. This includes breads and cookies, along with protein and dairy products. The good foods – 1) pasteurized milk – although processed to make it safe, pasteurized milk is free from any additives or preservatives and hence totally safe. 2) cheese – just like milk, cheese also goes through a process during its creation. However, looking at it...
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Tag :Ask a Doctor
  June 22, 2015, 4:50 pm
Unhealthy eating habits, sedentary lifestyle, stress, anxiety and inactivity gives an open invitation to coronary heart diseases. Good part is – heart attacks are nearly always preventable, yet, people ignore it and go through immense emotional, physical and financial pain on its occurrence. Its never too late to adopt some healthy practices by heart for a healthy heart. Yoga is one of those healthy practices that goes a long way in decreasing risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease, such as bad cholesterol, blood pressure, and weight. Following yoga poses will help you in good blood circulation and a positive mind. 1) pranayama – pranayama involves various breathing...
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Tag :Ask a Doctor
  June 22, 2015, 4:47 pm
Emotionally strong people are better able to manage the stresses and distresses of daily life, and recover more quickly from challenges and crises when they arise. Is your emotional engine strong enough to take you through the ups and downs of life? Are you riding a bullock cart which can topple over anytime you pass through a broken road or are you driving a four wheel, all terrain vehicle, which will ensure you a safe trip through all the rocky terrains of your life? A common cultural belief is that people who don’t cry and are unemotional, detached are the emotionally strong ones…and the ones who cry easily and exhibit emotional turmoil are the weaker ones. Well, this is just a m...
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Tag :Ask a Doctor
  June 22, 2015, 4:44 pm
A midnight-must, a bachelor’s best friend, a staple diet for many, “I can only cook that”, etc are some of the metaphors that we often use for the famous 2-minute noodles. The recent reports about MSG in our favourite food has been a major setback. It feels as if someone has expunged our childhood memories or suddenly made them horrendous. While the authorities will take their own course to figure out if our “most-dependable” food would still be there for us, I thought it’s a good idea to clear the clouds of ambiguity about what exactly MSG is and why everyone is suddenly so alarmed about it. I’d do my best to explain it in easy-to-understand terms. Mono-Sodium Glutamate, pop...
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Tag :Consult a Doctor
  June 5, 2015, 4:30 pm
Of the India’s 1.2 billion population, a large number of people in India suffer from lung ailments. With the quality of air deteriorating day by day, the numbers are growing even further, leading to a significant rise, especially, in the count of asthma patients. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), a whooping 60,000 people in India succumb to the disease every year. This year, the World Asthma Day is themed “You Can Control Your Asthma”, to arrest the trend of asthma menace in people. Before going into the ways to tackle the disease, it is important to understand what it actually is. What is Asthma? Asthma is a disorder related to the lungs and is characterized by breathing t...
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Tag :Ask a Doctor
  June 1, 2015, 3:28 pm
Ours is the age and times characterised by instant access to everything. Each of our smart phones is a world in itself. No wonder the youth today are open and have exposure to handy information. However, when it comes to sexual knowledge and understanding, majority of people do not reach the right channels. Not all information available on internet is reliable or factual. Although expression of sexual needs or desires are now accepted as normal, the topic of sex is still discussed in hushed voices by a majority in the country yet. Most sexologists feel that people are still reluctant to discuss their sexual problems or doubts without feeling ashamed or embarrassed due to lack of appropria...
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Tag :ask a Sexologist
  June 1, 2015, 3:21 pm
What is a Root Canal? Decaying of a tooth because of cavity is sometime inevitable. Problem starts when the decaying process become so profound that the tooth gets badly infected and abscesses may form, generally at the centre of the tooth. This is a time when you have to see a dentist for a root canal treatment. A root canal treatment typically involves removing of nerves that are dead and the pulp that has been formed in the area. The infected tooth is then thoroughly cleaned and secured thereafter. The nerve that is removed during this process does not have a major role to play in tooth’s health. So even after the nerve has been removed, your daily activities are not going to be hampe...
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Tag :Ask a dentist
  June 1, 2015, 3:18 pm
By Dr. T.V. Rao Today the world is guided by Information and communication technology and healthcare is no exception. Health communication and health information technology (IT) are becoming central to health care, public health, and the way our society views health. These processes make up the context and the ways professionals and the public search for, understand, and use health information, significantly impacting their health decisions and actions. In the past our patients were at the receiving end when a doctor’s decision making is final. With the growing competitive talents and skills in the profession rising, unethical practices and conflicts of interests is on rise. Dissemination...
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Tag :Ask a Doctor
  June 1, 2015, 3:00 pm
What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery? Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is required to treat and correct a range of diseases affecting mouth, face, neck and jaws. The specialty caters to patients who experience problems of wisdom teeth, facial pain, misaligned jaws, accident victims suffering from facial injuries, patients with tumors, cysts, those with developmental craniofacial abnormalities of the jaws or those seeking reconstructive and dental implant surgery. The aesthetic correction of maxillofacial area is also performed by a maxillofacial surgeon. What does the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery include: The impacted wisdom tooth is removed by this surgery. Some orthodontic related tre...
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Tag :Craniofacial Abnormality
  June 1, 2015, 2:50 pm
The number of people dying in India from non-communicable diseases have touched a new high. In India, non-communicable diseases alone are estimated to have accounted for 60 percent of all deaths in 2014, while 26 percent between the ages of 30-70 years had a probability of falling victim to the four main diseases – diabetes, cancer, stroke and respiratory diseases. Though the figures present worrying state of the deteriorating health status of Indians, the fact is that most of the premature deaths that result from non-communicable diseases are preventable. The key lies in adopting simple lifestyle changes and diet modifications that can bring a great change. One of the most effective and...
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Tag :power yoga
  June 1, 2015, 2:47 pm
Knowing Thalassemia When it comes to haemoglobin in blood, anemia is something people are commonly aware of. What many people, however, do not know is that this anemia could either be due to iron-deficiency or thalassemia. While anemia due to iron-deficiency can be controlled with proper medication and diet rich in iron content, the falling haemoglobin levels happening on account of thalassemia is a cause of concern as people suffering from its severe form have to deal with regular blood transfusions on lifelong basis. In India, according to studies, around 30 million people carry beta thalassemia gene, and over 7,000 newborns are estimated to be affected with the blood disorder every year....
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Tag :Anemia
  June 1, 2015, 1:40 pm
What is a fractured or a broken jaw? A fractured jaw, also known as a mandibular fracture is a fairly common face injury. Fractured jaw is believed to be the tenth most common fracture injury in the human body and the third most common face related fracture. In most of the injuries, nose and cheekbones are broken more frequently. How can you fracture your jaw? Jaw fractures generally occur because of trauma or injury to the lower face. Some of the common reasons that may cause a severe fracture to the jaw are: A sudden and dreadful fall Vehicle injury/fall from bike, cycle Physical collision A punch Sudden hit with the dashboard of a car Some of the common symptoms of a fractured jaw are...
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Tag :Broken Jaw
  May 20, 2015, 5:11 pm
Best Dentists in India have commonly found that most dental problems centre around tooth decay, dental cavities and gum problems. While reasons do vary a lot across the country, it is found that improper care of teeth and abuse due to chewing of tobacco are common factors.  Most dental surgeries happen when cases are extremely acute. Infact, dentists in Delhi complain that people only approach them when the problem goes out of hand, while dentists in Gurgaon esp. those in rural areas feel that oral hygiene is the most neglected health area. A survey conducted by the Indian Market Research Bureau in 2012 revealed that Only 51 percent of people brushed their teeth with toothpaste and a toot...
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Tag :Ask a dentist
  May 20, 2015, 5:07 pm
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