What Women Over 40 Must Know About Heart Health

Earlier, women of 55 years and above were more at risk of heart attack due to the onset of menopause and the depletion of estrogen hormone (which seems to lend a fair amount of protection against bad cholesterol and heart disease). However, recent studies show that younger women in the age group of 35-54 years …

Useful Tips for Home Care of Alzheimer’s Patients

Attending on an Alzheimer’s patient at home is by no means easy: the home caregiver needs oodles of time, empathy, compassion, patience, and perseverance, for starters. Here are some useful tips for caregivers to make it a smoother experience for them as well as the patient: Educate yourself about Alzheimer’s and its implications, and keenly …

WHY ARE THE YOUNG FALLING PREY TO HEART DISEASE: Tips for good heart health

You need to know this There has been an alarming rise in the incidence of heart attacks among the younger age group of 20-40 years (approx.) the world over. As per recent studies, the number of Indians below the age of 50 years who are prone to coronary artery disease (CAD) and Ischemic Heart Disease …

Cholesterol: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & More

What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is not all bad. It is a wax-like fatty substance (called lipids) made by the liver to assist in the process of digestion, the secretion of hormones, the production of vitamin D, and the production of healthy cells. It aids the inefficient function of the brain and other organs of the …

LUNG CANCER: Types, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Types Non- small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) like adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and large cell carcinoma are the most common types of lung cancers, occurring among both current or former smokers and non-smokers. Their symptoms, diagnoses and prognoses are also similar and can be diagnosed before they spread to other organs. They are more common …

HOW DOES COVID AFFECT THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM?

The Sars-CoV-2 virus causing Covid-19 affects all the body organs. ACE-2 receptors (angiotensin converting enzyme -2), to which the virus binds itself, are found in the oral and nasal mucosa, lungs, brain, heart,  kidney, gastrointestinal tract, spleen, liver, pancreas, bile duct, gall bladder, small intestine, colon and anus. Several studies have revealed the presence of …

COVID AND YOUR EYES

Covid-19 leaves long-lasting and debilitating after-effects on the body. Many patients have complained of conjunctivitis-type of symptoms due to Covid-19. Experts have observed ocular complications even after recovery from Covid-19, and extreme eye damage has been seen only in a very small percentage of patients. The Sars-CoV-2 virus is an air-borne virus and enters the …

HOW DOES COVID AFFECT THE NERVOUS SYSTEM?

Neurological implications due to Covid have far-reaching consequences, primarily as a fall-out of other complications that Covid causes, like ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome). Covid lasting over 12 weeks is termed as Chronic Covid, which can severely debilitate the autonomic nervous system (Post Covid Neurological Syndrome or PCNS). The impact of Covid is even more …