Monday, January 21

Month: January 2018

Five tests to be done in the winters

Five tests to be done in the winters

Little Steps Healthy Impacts
During winters we are more susceptible to colds and flu, the arthritis is exaggerated;we are prone to mood changes and depression and we are much more likely to suffer a heart attack. There are five blood tests that should be done in winters to diagnose these conditions and prevent complications. Liver function tests Winter brings the party season and the wedding season with it. Along with the parties come excessive alcohol drinking and erratic timings. This can have an n effect on the Liver and hence one should get a comprehensive test done for the liver to check the status and function of Liver Thyroid Function Tests Cold weather often brings with it dry and itchy skin and dull and lifeless hair. But this skin changes may also be due to Thyroid problems .Hence please get a th...


Dos and Don’t’s
Do keep yourself warm In winters there is a higher incidence of heart attack and blood pressure .This is because the blood vessels contract during winter in an effort to reduce loss of heat .Also some people will have exaggeration of arthritis pain . Some people also have Reynaud’s disease which causes severe pain in the extremities and also causes numbness. If a person keeps warm and maintains the body temperature these conditions can be better Don't starve, don’t over eat In winters the body requires more energy to keep the body temperature normal .This causes an increase in the appetite and people tend to overeat and gain weight. It is important to maintain proper eating habits and not to eat high sugar containing foods. One does not need to starve but a balanced diet sho


Myth Busters
MYTH 1: If you have heart disease, you can’t be physically active. Being sedentary for patients with heart disease is not good. It can lead to thrombosis, (blood clots) in the legs and can cause further problems and worsen the general condition. Physical activity is very necessary for cardiac patients and helps strengthen the heart muscle and keeps the heart active and also improves overall health and well-being of the cardiac patient However one has to be careful about the kind of exercise. It is best to consult the cardiologist to understand the kind of exercise that would be mostdoctors recommend, walking as any amount ofwalking. MYTH 2: Vitamins and supplements can lower the risk of heart disease. The antioxidant vitamins E, C and beta carotene are beneficial for the heart,