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WOW Mhahsa Award for Anjali Mukerjee in Diet & Nutrition category
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WOW Mhahsa Award for Anjali Mukerjee in Diet & Nutrition category

Anjali Mukerjee, founder-director of Health Total, received WOW Mhahsa award for Excellence in Healing through Diet & Nutrition on May 8, 2019, in Mumbai. Some of the other award winners were Sandeep Soparkar, Amrita Raichand, Lara Shah, Mickey Mehta, Kavita Kapoor and Hena Bimani for their respective award categories. The WOW awards celebrate and recognise...

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I feel younger, energetic & lighter

I tried the 10-day detox box, from Health Total, and the experience was worth recording. Having tried detoxing a few times on my own, I had some experience of what the same can be like. An average day for me involves travelling in the heavy Mumbai traffic, working hard, and of course, partying hard. This...

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Tried Anjali Mukerjee’s Detox Kit & Here’s What I Feel

I honestly never thought I would take up a detox program, but I did it because I wanted to free myself of all the junk food that I’ve been continuously feeding my body with. It was a 10-day detox kit, which included diet chart, recipes, some health foods, juices, and herbs and supplements. I’m going...

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is on the rise. More and more young girls are being diagnosed with multiple small cysts in the ovaries – a common cause of infertility. It has not been clearly understood as to what causes PCOS. But when there is no ovulation for many cycles, multiple cysts develop on the ovaries....

Nutrition for Schoolchildren
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Nutrition for Schoolchildren

Anjali Mukerjee answers queries on nutrition for schoolchildren from parents. Read on to find out what are the best eating options for your school-going child and if you haven’t included them yet, now is the time to change their eating habits. Q1) Adults need to eat 4-5 meals a day, is it the same for...

What is Detoxing and Who Needs to Detoxify
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What is Detoxing and Who Needs to Detoxify

Everyone today wants to cleanse or detox to lead a healthy life. The reason is that the world we live is advancing in technology and it is systematically interfering with our health. Environmental pollutants such as smog, toxins, pesticides, food additives, and cigarette smoke enter our bodies and make the oxygen molecule unstable, creating a...

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What is Homeopathy & How it Works?

Homeopathy is safe, effective, gentle and has the power to self-heal, restore your body and improve your overall health. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognizes homeopathy as the second largest therapeutic system in use in the world. One of the most important principles of homeopathy is that the treatment is individualized. So, it is fine-tuned...

Examination Fear
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Examination Fear

The pressure of exams and fear of not being able to give your best often affect a child’s health. The anxiety and stress can affect the child’s immune system, resulting in illness. So, homeopathy can be considered to beat the exam stress and coping under the pressure. Causes: Fear Anxiety Stress Phobia Panic disorder Symptoms:...

Tonsillitis
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Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is an infection that is most common in children in the age group of 5 to 12. If your child complains of a sore throat or trouble while swallowing food, it means he/she is suffering from tonsillitis.  Causes: Respiratory issues such as cold and flu Viral Bacterial infection Infectious mononucleosis caused by the Epstein-Barr...

Trichotillomania (Pulling and Breaking One’s Own Hair)
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Trichotillomania (Pulling and Breaking One’s Own Hair)

It is a mental disorder that involves recurrent, irresistible urges to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows or other areas of your body, despite trying to stop. It can be witnessed among infants, but the peak age at which it generally starts is from the age of 9-13 years. It is mostly triggered by...

Alopecia Areata (Patchy Hair Loss)
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Alopecia Areata (Patchy Hair Loss)

Alopecia refers to a type of hair loss where your hair follicles are attacked by the body’s immune system. Also known as spot baldness, alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that frequently begins with one or more circular patches on the scalp. It is an unpredictable illness where the hair follicles become small and does...

Female Pattern Baldness / Hair Thinning
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Female Pattern Baldness / Hair Thinning

It refers to the thinning of hair due to reduction in the volume of hair or immense hair shedding. This mostly occurs in women with androgenetic alopecia, or during post menopause when the level of hormones keeps fluctuating. The hair follicles shrink down, further leading to shorter and thinner hair. The follicle is unable to...

Male Pattern Baldness
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Male Pattern Baldness

Also referred to as male pattern hair loss (MPHL) or androgenic alopecia, MPHL impacts up to 70% men and around 40% women at some point of time in their life. Men experience progressive hair loss at their temples and vertex, whereas women typically tend to see diffused loss of hair on the top of their...

Postpartum Hair Loss Treatment
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Postpartum Hair Loss Treatment

A shift in the hormonal system post pregnancy and during the lactation period often leads to postpartum hair loss. Pregnancy causes hormone levels, including oestrogen, oxytocin and prolactin, to rise. Postpartum hair loss, also known as Telogen Effluvium, is a natural phenomenon which happens to around 50% of women after they give birth. It usually...

Hair Loss After Hair Colouring
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Hair Loss After Hair Colouring

Every time you colour or dye your hair, the chemicals in the dye damage your hair. Initially, you might notice only bare minimum strands of hair falling off. But after some days or months you will notice chunks of hair falling. Causes: Colour mixing is too strong Colour left on the scalp for a long...

Hair Loss After Fever
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Hair Loss After Fever

Hair loss is a symptom of thyroid and anaemia. But, there are 30 medical conditions that can trigger hair fall. A severe bout of a flu can push your hair into the resting phase. Medically, it is known as Telogen effluvium. Causes: Hair fall after fever is related to the lifecycle of your hair as your...

Cholecystitis
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Cholecystitis

It is inflammation of the gall bladder – a small digestive organ beneath the liver. Cholecystitis is mostly caused by stones that block the tube leading from the gallbladder to the small intestine. If left untreated, it can lead to life-threatening complications. Causes: Gallstones Tumour Bile duct blockage Infection Blood vessel problems Symptoms: Severe pain...

Peptic Ulcer Disease
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Peptic Ulcer Disease

It is a break or sore in the lining of the stomach, first part of the small intestine or the lower oesophagus. The sores are usually formed due to inflammation caused by the bacteria called H. pylori. Causes: H. pylori bacteria and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs Symptoms: Burning in the stomach Nausea Burping Lack of appetite...

Hyperthyroid
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Hyperthyroid

Hyperthyroidism or overactive thyroid is a condition in which the thyroid glands overproduce the hormone called thyroxine. It can be serious if you ignore it, but once on a treatment most patients respond well. Causes: Graves’ disease Plummer’s disease Excess intake of iodine Tumour in ovaries Thyroiditis Symptoms: Weight loss Abnormal heart beat Tremor Increased...

Hypothyroid
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Hypothyroid

Hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid is a condition in which the thyroid glands do not produce enough of the thyroid hormone. Women above 60 years are more likely to suffer from this health condition. Causes: Autoimmune diseases Thyroid surgery Radiation therapy Medication Symptoms: Fatigue Weak muscles Pain or swelling in joints Thinning of hair Weight gain...

Craving for Salt
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Craving for Salt

It could be a symptom of a health disorder and not just bingeing on some snack. Too much intake of salt is unhealthy and dangerous. Causes: Dehydration Imbalance of electrolyte Addison’s disease Stress Pregnancy Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) Excessive sweating Symptoms: Dry mouth Headache Nausea Vomiting Sweating Mood swings Extreme thirst

Craving for Sugar
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Craving for Sugar

A strong urge to eat more sugar. Sugar can immediately life one’s energy levels or change moods and increase levels of serotonin. Causes: Stress Hormonal changes Digestive ailments Not eating enough or eating wrong foods Low mood Lack of sleep Inadequate intake of carbs and proteins Symptoms of sugar withdrawal: Headache Fatigue Muscle pain Nausea...

Craving for Alcohol / Smoking
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Craving for Alcohol / Smoking

This means a strong urge to drink alcohol or smoke. It’s like a tug of war between one part of you that wants to avoid drinking or smoking and the other part that still wants you to enjoy the satisfaction of drinking or smoking. Symptoms: Trouble sleeping Poor appetite Depression Mood swings Low energy levels...

Hunger Pangs
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Hunger Pangs

You know you have hunger pangs when your stomach starts growling and gurgling. This is nothing but an indication that it’s time to eat. If you don’t eat for long hours, your energy levels drop, and the stomach demands for food. A hormone called ghrelin is released in the stomach that triggers hunger pangs. Causes:...

Low Immunity
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Low Immunity

A condition in which the body is unable to defend itself to any disease is known as low immunity. Lack of proteins in your diet is what weakens the immune system. Causes: Any infection can lead to low immune system Symptoms: Digestive problems Loss of appetite Infections such as ear, skin & sinus Inflammation Nausea Diarrhoea

Homeopathy Treatment for Piles / Fissures / Fistula
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Homeopathy Treatment for Piles / Fissures / Fistula

Piles or haemorrhoids are swellings that develop inside and around the anal canal. The size can vary as they can be internal or external. Fissures usually cause pain during bowel movement and this can be often very severe. A fistula is an abnormal connection between two organs or vessels. Homeopathy treatment for piles, fissures and...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

IBS is a long-term gastrointestinal disorder that affects the large intestine. The exact cause is not known, but it could be due to various factors. IBS can affect adults as well as children. Causes: Muscle contractions in the intestine & nervous system Inflammation in the intestines and severe infection Symptoms: Abdominal pain Cramping Bloating Diarrhoea...

Renal Stones
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Renal Stones

Also known as kidney stone, it is a hard, crystalline mineral material formed within the kidney or urinary tract. One in 20 people develop kidney stone at some point in their life. Dehydration or drinking less water is the major reason for renal stone formation. Diet and genes also play an important role. Causes: Less...

Migraine
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Migraine

It is severe and reoccurring headache which can last for either few hours or a few days. Migraine usually affects one side of the head. It can affect people in the age group of 15 to 55. Some people who get migraine attacks also suffer from stress and allergies. Causes: Hormonal changes Stress Sun Foods...

Homeopathic Treatment for Depression
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Homeopathic Treatment for Depression

Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to any activity which causes significant impairment in one’s daily life. It is a serious mental health condition which has a huge impact on the physical and mental health. Causes: Childhood trauma Genetics Brain structure Medical conditions such as insomnia, chronic pain, attention deficit A history...

Stammering
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Stammering

It is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or phrases. It is a complex condition in which there are pauses that interrupt the flow and timing of the speech. It is common, especially in children. Causes: Neurogenic or psychogenic Family genetics...

Stress
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Stress

Stress is a mental or emotional strain and pressure which is very common in young adults today. It can take a toll on one’s health. Sometimes stress can be a positive force, for instance, while going for a job interview. Stress can be troubling when it’s connected to financial expenses, traffic jams or arguments. Causes:...

Phobias
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Phobias

This is a type of anxiety disorder that causes a person to fear about a situation, animal, place or object.  Most people have phobia since early childhood, or teenage years, or early adulthood. Despite individuals knowing about their phobia, they can’t do much to control their reaction. One can overcome his/her phobia by avoiding the...

Anxiety Disorders
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Anxiety Disorders

A feeling of nervousness, fear or worry is known an anxiety. While some fear heights, some are scared while writing an exam or taking a quiz. People with anxiety disorder often feel of being detached from the world, they’re unable to think as at times their mind goes completely blank. Causes: Heart disease Diabetes Thyroid...

Insomnia (Lack of Sleep)
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Insomnia (Lack of Sleep)

Insomnia is lack of ability to sleep and can occur at any age. Also, it is more likely to affect women than men. People suffering from insomnia don’t feel fresh upon waking up, resulting in fatigue. Insomnia can be short-term, acute, long-term and chronic. Causes: Fear Stress Anxiety Hormones Mental disorders Poor sleep hygiene Neurological...

Lack of Concentration
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Lack of Concentration

Difficulty in focusing at work or in general is a normal and common problem that many people face. Getting exhausted, tired or leading a stressful life are some of the causes of lack of concentration. Hormonal changes experienced during menopause or pregnancy can also make it difficult for women to focus. Causes: Alcoholism Attention deficit...

Sciatica (Radiating Pain)
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Sciatica (Radiating Pain)

It is the pain felt from the lower back to behind the thigh and radiating down below the knee. In some cases, the pain might spread to the back, outside or front of the leg. Though sciatica pain can be severe, in most cases it can be managed with non-operative treatment in a few weeks....

Calcaneal Spur (Heel spur)
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Calcaneal Spur (Heel spur)

Heel spur or foot spur is a pointed bony outgrowth from the calcaneal tuberosity (heel bone). It can occur alone or due to some underlying disease/s. Heel spurs are often associated with inflammation of the tendinitis and cause pain or tenderness at the bottom of the heel. Causes: Calcium deposits build up on the underside...

Spondylosis (Cervical and Lumbar)
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Spondylosis (Cervical and Lumbar)

Spondylosis is degeneration of the spinal column. It is an umbrella term used to describe osteoarthritis of the spine. It is a common age-related condition that affects the joints and discs in the neck. Mostly people above 60 experience the symptoms, however, there are many who have spondylosis but never experience the symptoms. Causes: Bone...

Nonhealing Fracture (Nonunions)
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Nonhealing Fracture (Nonunions)

A nonhealing fracture, also known as nonunions, occurs when some broken bones do not heal even when they get the best surgical or non-surgical treatment. This happens when the fracture moves too much or there is poor supply of blood. People who smoke are at a high risk of nonhealing fracture. Causes: Degree of displacement...

Gout / Arthritis
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Gout / Arthritis

Gout is a type of arthritis that causes inflammation in joint/s. It usually develops in people with high levels of uric acid in the blood. The first symptom of this joint complaint is excruciating pain, which eventually results in swelling. Causes: Excess uric acid in the blood Obesity Genetics Medications Poor kidney functioning Symptoms: Intense...

Fibromyalgia (Muscle Pain)
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Fibromyalgia (Muscle Pain)

A chronic disorder, fibromyalgia is musculoskeletal pain, which means ache in the muscles, bones and areas of tenderness or trigger points. There are certain places in your body where even slightest pressure can cause pain. The most common trigger points are back of the head, upper chest, knees, hips and shoulders. Causes: Genetics Infections Physical...

Lower Backache
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Lower Backache

At least 8 out of 10 people have lower backache, which is mostly not a life-threatening problem. Lower backache involves the muscles, nerves and bones of the back. It is linked to the ligaments around the spine, discs and spinal cord. The pain soothes in a few weeks from the time it starts, with around...

Arthralgia
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Arthralgia

This pain in one or more joints can be burning, throbbing, sharp and range from mild to severe. Treatment varies depending on the joint that has been affected. In most cases, there is no threat to life and the pain can be managed with home remedies or natural treatment such as homeopathy. Causes: Injury Infections...

Endometriosis / Hyperprolactinemia
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Endometriosis / Hyperprolactinemia

The endometrium, layer of tissue that normally covers the inside of the uterus grows outside of it. This health disorder is associated with hormonal and immunological alternations. Endometrial tissue is shed each month during periods. Causes: Primary cause is unknown. Secondary cause can be due to pelvic inflammatory disease, IBS, fibromyalgia Symptoms: Irregular or absent periods...

Fibroid / Polyps
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Fibroid / Polyps

These are non-cancerous tumours that grow in the womb. Their growth affects the uterus and menstrual cycle. Fibroids are as small as an apple seed and can grow to as big as a grapefruit. Polyps are less than a centimetre in diameter, but in rare cases they can grow to the size of an orange....

Menopause (Hot Flushes)
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Menopause (Hot Flushes)

Menopause is a metamorphosis; every woman undergoes. For some, menopause is a freedom from the concerns of pregnancy and PMS, while for others it is the end of attractiveness and good health. In some cultures, menopause is a welcome phase. Women are glad to be free from the burdens of menstrual cycles. The cessation of...

Leucorrhoea
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Leucorrhoea

Commonly known as whites, Leucorrhoea refers to a whitish discharge experienced by women of reproductive age. It is quite like saliva and regular discharge is experienced by all women. Causes: Oestrogen imbalance Vaginal infection Menstruation Stress Pregnancy Medication Unprotected sexual contact Lack of nutrients Poor hygiene Urinary tract infection Diabetes or anaemia Symptoms: Fatigue Stomach...

Premenstrual Syndrome
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Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a combination of physical, emotional and psychological disturbances that occur in the one to two weeks before periods. Homeopathy can help you manage or reduce the signs of premenstrual syndrome. Causes: Changing in hormones Chemical changes in brain Stress Depression Symptoms: Irritability Abdominal bloating Abdominal pain Sore breasts Acne Mood changes...

Water Retention
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Water Retention

Water retention or fluid retention or edema is a condition that results when water leaks into the body tissues from the blood. It occurs in the circulatory system or within tissues. Some women also experience water retention during pregnancy. Women who are physically inactive can also be affected. Causes: Standing and sitting for too long...

Dysmenorrhoea (Painful Menses)
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Dysmenorrhoea (Painful Menses)

Also known as painful periods or menstrual cramps, dysmenorrhoea is pain during periods. The symptoms mostly last for at least 3 days in adults as well as young girls. It is one of the most common complaints in young and adult women. Causes: Fibroids A sexually transmitted infection Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) An ovarian cyst...

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

Hyperactivity, known as ADHD, is a common medical behavioural disorder, found amongst schoolchildren. It disturbs the normal functioning of the child’s brain and negatively affects their social and academic abilities. Though most kids are often difficult to handle, if you’re child’s behaviour is causing a problem in the classroom or at home, for others and...

Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media
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Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media

It is an inflammation of the middle ear cleft due to bacterial infections. Chronic suppurative otitis media causes recurrent discharge through a perforation in the tympanic membrane. Causes: Viral Bacteria Symptoms: Ear pain Discharge of fluid from the ear Heaviness Fever Hearing loss Irritability

Bed-wetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)
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Bed-wetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)

Simply speaking bed-wetting is urination during sleep. Every child is different, and each child learns bladder control at a different age. Children younger than 4 often wet their beds or clothes, because they can’t yet control their bladder and stop the urination. But by age 5 or 6 most get a control and stay dry...

Improve Concentration
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Improve Concentration

Lack of concentration or no focus or divided attention is a common problem in childhood. Parents can help their children to improve their concentration with homeopathy. Symptoms: Memory loss Learning difficulty

Abdominal Colic
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Abdominal Colic

This pain in the abdomen happens after food. Even if your child is healthy but cries each time after being fed, they could have colic. It has no long-term effects. It is neither dangerous nor harmful. Causes: Food allergies Overfeeding Underfeeding Infrequent burping Gastric discomfort Symptoms: Intense crying Extreme fussiness even after crying has stopped...

Teething
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Teething

Most kids begin to teethe between 4 and 7 months. Teething can be very painful for some infants, while some might have irritability. Sometimes the baby feels discomfort as the tooth erupts through the gum’s surface. Causes: Teething does not cause any noticeable signs at all Symptoms: Increased drooling Refusal of food Diarrhoea Bringing hands...

Deworming
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Deworming

Deworming treatment is given to children to get rid of roundworms, flukes and tapeworm found in children above 2 years. If not treated on time, these intestinal worms can adversely affect the health of your child. Causes: Giving unfiltered water Not washing hands before eating Serving kids with half-cooked meat Not washing hands after playing...

Acute Suppurative Otitis Media (Discharge from ear)
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Acute Suppurative Otitis Media (Discharge from ear)

This is one of the most common problems in early childhood – almost 80% of children have at least one episode of (AOM). Acute suppurative otitis media is nothing but inflammation of the middle ear cleft due to bacterial infection. Causes: Allergies Cold Sinus infection Infected adenoids Cigarette smoke Symptoms: Crying Irritability Sleeplessness Pulling on...

Otalgia (Ear Pain)
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Otalgia (Ear Pain)

Pain that originates from outside the ear is called otalgia. There are two types – primary and secondary. It is common children, with children below 5 years at a risk if they are also suffering from respiratory problems. Causes: Ear infections – outer, inner and middle Airplane pressure A perforated eardrum Excess earwax Dental problems...

Homeopathy Treatment for Sinus
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Homeopathy Treatment for Sinus

Sinusitis is the inflammation of the tissues or the membranes lining the sinuses. This inflammation causes the normally air-filled sinuses to fill up with fluid or waste matter or mucous. Homeopathy treatment for sinus is the perfect choice because it works really well. What is Sinusitis? Sinuses are hollow air spaces within the bones around...

Allergic Rhinitis
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Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Rhinitis or nasal allergy is commonly referred as hay fever. It results in a type of inflammation in your nose that occurs when the immunity system has absorbed too much of allergens. Some of the most common forms of allergens include dust, pollen grains, cockroaches, cigarette smoke, pests and perfume. Though these allergens are...

Bronchitis
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Bronchitis

It is inflammation or swelling of the bronchial tubes. Mostly people get infected with this respiratory condition via a viral or bacterial infection – same as those of common cold and flu. It can either be acute or chronic. Causes: Cigarette smoking Irritants Smoke Air pollution Chemicals Symptoms: Fatigue Chest discomfort Persistent cough Sore throat...

Asthma Treatment in Homeopathy
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Asthma Treatment in Homeopathy

Have you ever experienced the feeling of being out of breath while running a little fast to board a train or bus? If yes, then maybe you are suffering from asthma. Worry not! One of the best ways to manage this respiratory disorder is asthma treatment in homeopathy. What is Asthma? Asthma refers to a...

Tonsillitis / Pharyngitis
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Tonsillitis / Pharyngitis

Tonsils are the two lymph nodes located on each side of the back of your throat. Inflammation of tonsils is called tonsillitis. Pharyngitis is inflammation of the pharynx – in the back of the throat. It is commonly known as sore throat. More cases of pharyngitis are reported during winter. Causes: Bacterial or viral infections...

Cough / Cold – Allergic
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Cough / Cold – Allergic

Cough and cold are usually caused by viral infections. This respiratory condition is mostly harmless, and resolves is maximum of 2 weeks. Children younger than 6 years are at a greater risk Causes: Many types of viruses can cause a common cold or cough. It also spreads by – Hand-to-hand contact Sharing contaminated items such as...

Homeopathic Remedies for Acne (Pimples)
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Homeopathic Remedies for Acne (Pimples)

Acne, medically known as acne vulgaris, is a skin condition where the tiny hair follicles get blocked by the oily secretion released from the oil glands. There are different types such as blackheads, whiteheads, pimples or deep bumps, and acne treatment for each is available. At Health Total, we provide homeopathic medicines for acne, which...

Hyperhidrosis
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Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a common disorder, but not necessarily related to heat or physical activity. This type of sweating can affect just one specific area or the whole body. Though it’s not a life-threatening condition, it can make one uncomfortable and cause psychological trauma. Causes: There is no medical cause for this type of...

Homeopathic Remedies for Herpes
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Homeopathic Remedies for Herpes

Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease caused by herpes simplex virus. This chronic infection first shows up on your skin and can eventually spread to your mouth, anus, genitals and eyes. Herpes treatment in homeopathy helps in inner healing, so the chronic infection is managed successfully. Herpes zoster commonly known as shingles is a viral...

Vitiligo Treatment in Homeopathy
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Vitiligo Treatment in Homeopathy

Vitiligo or leukoderma is an autoimmune disorder in which certain parts of the skin begin to lose colour, leading to the appearance of white patches. In most cases, homeopathic medicines for vitiligo can help. But, vitiligo treatment in homeopathy requires an in-depth study of the individual case ascertaining the cause. Vitiligo can affect people of...

Psoriasis Treatment in Homeopathy
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Psoriasis Treatment in Homeopathy

Have you ever noticed white flakes around your shoulders? Or has someone commented on your dry scaly skin? You wonder whether it is dandruff and it probably is if it’s only a light accumulation of white flakes. But in such a condition, you will realise that no amount of anti-dandruff shampoos seem to help. More...

Urticaria (Hives)
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Urticaria (Hives)

This is an outbreak of swollen, pale red bumps on the skin that appear suddenly. Urticaria is red, raised, itchy skin rash that is triggered by an allergic reaction. Hives affect 20% of the people at some point during their lives. It may appear in one part of the body and spread to other parts....

Varicose Veins Treatment in Homeopathy
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Varicose Veins Treatment in Homeopathy

Most women are likely to develop small & ropy varicose veins at some point in their lives. This often makes them self-conscious about how their legs look, to an extent that they force themselves to spend their entire summer clad in long pants and stockings. Varicose veins treatment in homeopathy can help you avoid surgery....

Lichen Planus
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Lichen Planus

Lichen planus is a chronic, recurrent and itchy rash which non-infectious inflammatory skin disorder. It is characterised by small, flat topped polygonal lumps or bumps, which mainly grow together to form rough scaly plaques on the skin. These can appear on any part of the body, especially in areas covered by mucous membranes. They are...

Eczema / Dermatitis
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Eczema / Dermatitis

Dermatitis or eczema is a group of diseases caused due to inflammation of the skin. It occurs when the skin is exposed to chemicals, soaps and detergents. A rash might appear on your hands, resulting in pain and itching. Causes: A number of health conditions Allergies Genetic factors Irritants Symptoms: Red, itchy rash which mostly...

Dandruff / Seborrhoea
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Dandruff / Seborrhoea

This is a very common skin condition that mainly affects the scalp but can also affect oily areas of the body such as face, nose, ears and chest. It’s more in men compared to women and people with oily skin type. Causes: Some common causes of dandruff are – Dry skin Sensitivity to hair products Skin...

Fungal Infections / Nail Infections
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Fungal Infections / Nail Infections

This is a common condition happens when a fungus begins to overgrow in any part of the body. It mostly affects the fingernails or toenails. As the infection grows, nail fungus can result in nail discolour or thickening of nails. This can spread to other nails as well. Causes: This infection can be caused by various...

Warts Treatment in Homeopathy
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Warts Treatment in Homeopathy

Warts are small, usually painless skin growth caused by a virus called human papilloma virus (HPV). Common warts are generally harmless, but they often look unattractive. Warts treatment in homeopathy is known for its effectiveness and relief from the causes of warts. This apart, homeopathic medicine for warts are harmless. Warts are contagious and mostly...

Molluscum Contagiosium
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Molluscum Contagiosium

Molluscum Contagiosum is a skin disease that results in small (under 1/4th inch in diameter), raised pink lesions with a dimple in the centre. Also known as water warts, the condition spreads through contact with an infected person. Though painless, molluscum contagiosum might itch and scratching the bumps can spread the infection to surrounding areas...

Abscess
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Abscess

It is a collection of pus that is built-up within the tissue of the body. Abscess can develop in various parts of the body such as mouth, tooth or gum. However, it mostly develops on the back, chest, face, underarms, groin or buttocks. Most skin abscess are harmless and disappear without any treatment. Causes: Staphylococcus...

Styes
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Styes

A stye is a small and painful yellowish lump, sort of like a pimple, on the inside or outside of the eyelid. In some cases, the skin overlying the sty can become very thinned and thick. Styes are often filled with pus and begin to disappear on its own in a few days. To relieve...

Homeopathic Remedies for Corns
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Homeopathic Remedies for Corns

Corns and calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin located on top of a toe or outside the little toe. They mostly form on the feet and can making walking quite painful. However, they are usually self-treatable by wearing proper fitting shoes and protective pads. Avoid high-heel shoes. Causes: Body weight Constant friction and pressure...

Diarrhoea in Summers
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Diarrhoea in Summers

Our digestive system today is greatly challenged.  Thanks to the ever-widening menu of strange foods, colours, food chemicals, processing chemicals, additives and preservatives. To add to this, we often eat irregularly, exercise very little, work till late, sleep for less hours and are constantly stressed. It’s no wonder that most of us have badly maintained digestive...

Are those Wrinkles or Just Nutritional Sins?
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Are those Wrinkles or Just Nutritional Sins?

It is said that beauty is an inside job! Certain foods help the skin maintain its elasticity. If your skin is supple, your smiles or frowns can be rubbed off the face easily. But if your skin becomes dry, you get smile lines or frown lines imprinted on your face Wrinkles usually form when the...

What is Homocysteine?
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What is Homocysteine?

If we thought that elevated levels of cholesterol were the only major risk factor in a heart disease, latest scientific research has yet another surprise in store for us. New research suggests that every person who has suffered a heart attack does not necessarily have high cholesterol. In recent years, homocysteine has started gaining prominence as a...

Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss Transformation Story
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Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss Transformation Story

Motherhood brings with it many unexplainable joys but it also causes unavoidable weight gain.  Yes, post-pregnancy weight loss can be a very difficult to deal with. And this was something Kareena, one of our weight loss transformation clients, figured out the hard way! Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss – My Story “My name is Kareena, I am...

My Weight Loss Success Story
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My Weight Loss Success Story

Aishwarya is a 25-year-old ambitious young woman and one of our best weight loss success story clients. Read on to find out how we helped solve her weight crisis. My Weight Loss Success Story Everyone wants to look amazing on their wedding day. But what do you do when you have a weight crisis just a month...

Lose Weight Fast And Never Get It Back
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Lose Weight Fast And Never Get It Back

Tired of carrying around those extra kilos? Here are some easy ways for how to lose weight fast. Eliminate unnecessary carbohydrates. Drink plenty of water. Lukewarm water on an empty stomach in the morning is one of the best ways to lose weight. Eat more of vegetables. Always eat enough, so that you feel satisfied,...

DNP Cause Weight Loss, But Is It Dangerous?
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DNP Cause Weight Loss, But Is It Dangerous?

2,4-Dinitrophenol also referred to as DNP, is an active compound that essentially disrupts normal cellular respiration. The other name for DNP is Dinitro, Nitrophen, Dinosan, and Dnoc. It reduces the efficiency of the metabolic process. This forces the body to break down larger-than-usual amounts of fat and carbohydrates to meet its energy needs. This process...

Low-Fat Diet Plan For an Indian
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Low-Fat Diet Plan For an Indian

If you have been trying to lose weight but haven’t achieved it yet, blame your diet for it. We Indians are used to spice and flavor in our foods and find it difficult to give up on rice and rotis. But did you know that you can lose weight on a desi diet too? However,...

Lose Weight Naturally In Six Months
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Lose Weight Naturally In Six Months

Six months is a good enough time to see some significant changes in your weight. You can lose anywhere between 7 and 27 kg if you follow a proper diet and regular exercise. But remember that your body takes a time to adapt to any change. Pushing it to lose weight in a few days will make...

6 Ways To Eat Healthy On a Tight Budget!
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6 Ways To Eat Healthy On a Tight Budget!

Today we live in an era where knowledge, awareness, and consciousness about healthy food and fitness is truly vast. However, when it comes to consuming healthy food, sadly not all of us can afford to do so. The Problem with Healthy Food Healthy food can be defined as natural food which is believed to have health-giving benefits....

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Diet or Exercise: What Is More Important For Weight Loss?

There is no doubt that both diet and exercise are important to good health, but do they carry equal weight when it comes to losing weight? Our take: all exercises won’t help you lose weight if your nutrition is not up to the mark. The reason dieting is much more effective than sweating it out...

Lose Weight Without Hitting Gym
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Lose Weight Without Hitting Gym

Keen to know how to lose weight, but no time to hit the gym? Don’t worry. A gym membership is not the only way to get in shape and lose weight. You can burn body fat in other ways too. We have listed a few ways here: Brisk walk at office or home Do this...

Amazing Benefits of Fasting Once A Week For Weight Loss
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Amazing Benefits of Fasting Once A Week For Weight Loss

Fasting is the act of voluntarily abstaining from food and drinks for a predetermined period. While this can have adverse effects on your health, fasting once in a while has a positive impact on your health. It reduces your calorie intake, which is why intermittent fasting on a regular basis will aid weight loss. This...

Superficial Health Benefits of Weight Loss
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Superficial Health Benefits of Weight Loss

A lean body is a beautiful body. That’s one superficial reason to set a weight-loss goal for yourself. But there are many more meaningful reasons to achieve a healthy weight. You’ll feel better and have more energy to do any tasks, you’ll lower your chances of having high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart ailments, bad...

Jogging Can Aid Weight Loss
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Jogging Can Aid Weight Loss

Any exercise is good for our health, but when we are talking about losing weight, nothing beats jogging. I think it is the most efficient ways to shed extra weight, but it can’t be your only strategy. Combine it with dietary changes and you can expect better results. A jogging routine is flexible and can...

Swim For Weight Loss And Rediscover The New You!
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Swim For Weight Loss And Rediscover The New You!

Swimming is a great form of exercise, as it uses all the major muscle groups, develops muscle strength and endurance, and finally improves posture and flexibility. It is especially beneficial for pregnant women, who find high-impact exercises uncomfortable. Swimming also puts a little stress on your body. Benefits of Swimming It burns calories, so you...

Fat Loss vs Weight Loss: What Matters Most?
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Fat Loss vs Weight Loss: What Matters Most?

Ever wondered why you are struggling to achieve your fitness goal despite regularly hitting the gym? While there could be various reasons, the most common one is the lack of clarity. Many of us join the gym to lose body fat but end up losing weight. Not all of us are clear about the difference...

How Diet Can Help Delay Menopause
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How Diet Can Help Delay Menopause

What is Menopause? Menopause refers to the ceasing of a woman’s menstruation cycle and marks the end of her reproductive period. This is a natural process which every woman undergoes during a particular point in her life and usually, takes place between the age period of 40 – 50. However, in some cases, some women...

Eat Green Beans And Lose Weight
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Eat Green Beans And Lose Weight

As a kid, green beans might not have been your favorite vegetable. Maybe because they look quite boring, no? But, if you’re aiming to lose some weight, it is time you add them to your diet. If you know how to incorporate this vegetable into your weight loss plan, you can you enjoy this low-calorie...

Yoga Poses for Weight Loss
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Yoga Poses for Weight Loss

Yoga is an ancient Indian practice associated not just with the physical well-being of the body but also with the overall health. Yoga, unlike other workouts, aims at cleansing and rejuvenating the body from outside as well as within. And in doing so, it does help take off those extra kilos. With more and more...

Walking For Weight Loss
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Walking For Weight Loss

When you think of weight loss, the first thought that comes to your mind is hitting the gym. Only a few of us would consider walking as an exercise to shed those extra kilos. Believe it or not, if you walk every day for one hour you can lose some major weight. This apart, it...

Best Possible Ways To Lose Weight
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Best Possible Ways To Lose Weight

If you are aiming to shed a few kilos, the “calories in, calories out” can be one effective way. Combine your diet with lots of exercises, and within a short time, your body will plunder its fat stores in search of energy.  You will lose weight—maybe even a lot of weight, depending on how much...

Tips To Lose Weight Quickly
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Tips To Lose Weight Quickly

From exercising to ditching junk food and sugar, these simple lifestyle changes can help you lose weight quickly. Don’t Skip Your Breakfast Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so never skip it if you want to lose weight. The best are ones that will fill you up and stave off cravings later...

Khar Gymkhana Honours Anjali Mukerjee With “Living Legend” Award
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Khar Gymkhana Honours Anjali Mukerjee With “Living Legend” Award

Anjali Mukerjee, India’s leading nutritionist, spoke at the Khar Gymkhana event on July 9, 2017. There, the gymkhana trustees honored her with “Living Legend” award. Anjali Mukerjee, a pioneer in the field of nutrition, and founder-director of Health Total has a vast experience of more than three decades. Hence, it does not come as a...

Lifestyle Changes Can Wean Off Metformin Dosage
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Lifestyle Changes Can Wean Off Metformin Dosage

Metformin is used with a proper diet and exercise program and possibly with other medications to control diabetes. It helps in treating high blood sugar due to type 2 diabetes. Metformin helps to restore your body’s response to the insulin you produce naturally. It also decreases the amount of sugar that your liver makes and...

Connection Between Insulin Resistance And Losing Weight
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Connection Between Insulin Resistance And Losing Weight

Weight loss for women above 40 is not so simple to understand because our bodies’ internal functions are influenced by each other. When one set of controls changes — like hormone status — it alters other functions connected to that system. Specific changes to your body — and lifestyle patterns — after 40 will act as...

Diabetes and Weight Loss: Things You Must Know
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Diabetes and Weight Loss: Things You Must Know

Diabetic patients are always told to watch out for their weight – from their family, friends and even health experts. The reason is a close relationship between type 2 diabetes and obesity. Losing weight can not only help you prevent from developing diabetes, but it will also help you manage your condition. Being overweight can also...

LCHF Diet, The Diet That Reverses Diabetes
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LCHF Diet, The Diet That Reverses Diabetes

If you are a diabetes type 2 patients or know someone who has diabetes, you must have surely heard of the LCHF diet (Low Carb High Fat) diet. This is a well-known diet, known for its ability to help reverse diabetes. Doctors claim carbohydrates are the main culprits behind high blood glucose levels and elevated blood...

Effects of Turmeric and Curcumin on Health
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Effects of Turmeric and Curcumin on Health

Used in most Indian curries, turmeric has almost no calories (1 tablespoon = 24 calories) and zero cholesterol. This spice is used for nearly every health condition – right from smallpox to a sprained ankle, digestion, arthritis, immunity and even in cancer treatment. The reason for its health effects is the compound called curcumin. Just as oranges are rich...

Is Acidity The Main Reason For Your Chronic Cough?
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Is Acidity The Main Reason For Your Chronic Cough?

Acidity is a condition that occurs when acid from the stomach moves upward into the food pipe. The acid causes irritation which leads to heartburn. However, some people may experience acidity without heartburn symptoms as well. These can include belching, difficulty in swallowing food, and chronic cough. In the article, we focus on the connection between...

Probiotics: 5 Quick Benefits To Enrich Your Health
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Probiotics: 5 Quick Benefits To Enrich Your Health

If you were told that bacteria can be beneficial for your health, you would probably not believe it. However, the right bacteria in the right place have several health benefits. This is where probiotics come into place. They are live microorganisms that help treat certain health problems including indigestion, allergies, tooth decay, liver diseases, and...

Benefits of Alternate-Day Fasting
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Benefits of Alternate-Day Fasting

The idea of fasting has been around for centuries. Whether you are cautious of what you eat by counting your daily calories or you practice alternate-day fasting, either approach can be effective if you want to shed some kilos, a new obesity study suggests. What is Alternate-Day Fasting? Alternate-day fasting requires you to alternate between...

Obesity: An Open Invitation to Chronic Diseases
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Obesity: An Open Invitation to Chronic Diseases

Obesity is often associated with an increased risk of more than 20 chronic illness and health conditions that can have a devastating effect on a person’s health. It is a risk factor for a variety of chronic diseases including diabetics, high cholesterol, hypertension, heart and related ailments, some cancers, and arthritis. According to a study...

8 Delicious Diabetic Superfoods
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8 Delicious Diabetic Superfoods

If you suffer from diabetes, you surely know by now that you need to refrain from foods which are high in sugar. But the bitter truth is, simply refraining from sugar is not going to help you treat your diabetes. While many foods claim to be diabetic-friendly, not all are backed by sufficient research. That...

Foods for diabetics with Type 2 diabetes
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Foods for diabetics with Type 2 diabetes

If you are a diabetes type 2 patient, surely your doctor has often stressed upon the importance of maintaining a healthy diet. However, in the world of processed foods, and ‘false’ health foods, it becomes difficult to define a healthy diet. Well, that’s where the Diabetes Type 2 Food Pyramid comes into the picture! The Diabetes Type...

Heartburn Vs Acidity
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Heartburn Vs Acidity

Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest or the upper portion of the stomach and could be triggered either due to overeating, indulging in certain foods and beverages, and even exercise. Acidity issues arise when there is an excess production of gastric acid due to triggers such as acidic foods, alcohol, dehydration, and stress....

Silent Reflux Or LPR: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment
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Silent Reflux Or LPR: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

What is Silent Reflux? Silent reflux is a condition in which the stomach acid causes throat discomfort. Also known as Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), silent reflux is similar to acidity, wherein there is reflux action, meaning backflow of stomach contents into the esophagus. This causes irritation in the throat. It is called silent because people who...

I Have Diabetes, Now What?
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I Have Diabetes, Now What?

A few years ago it was not uncommon for an individual to be diagnosed with the sinister type 2 diabetes at the age of 50 or above. However, today there are a number of individuals being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the ripe age of thirty and even twenty! The extent to which this...

Does Acidity Cause Ulcers?
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Does Acidity Cause Ulcers?

Ulcers are a disease caused by a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). This bacteria produces certain substances that weaken the mucous lining causing a burning sensation in the stomach. Acidity, on the other hand, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), located between the esophagus and the stomach, weakens and causes a burning sensation....

Factors Contributing To Excess Stomach Acid
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Factors Contributing To Excess Stomach Acid

Having excess stomach acid is difficult to deal with. In fact, if proper treatment is not taken it can lead to serious health disorders that can affect your daily activities. This article focuses on the causes of the excess production of stomach acid and home remedies to reduce excess acid the stomach. What is Stomach...

Top 5 Foods For A Great Honeymoon – Aphrodisiac Foods
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Top 5 Foods For A Great Honeymoon – Aphrodisiac Foods

A very important phase in most young people’s lives is their Honeymoon and how it goes is a period of anxiety for both partners. Wanting this time to go smoothly and successfully has spelled tension to all family members involved and age old remedies are often pandered to help the young couple. References to this...

Soya – The Wonder Bean Benefits
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Soya – The Wonder Bean Benefits

Part of the pea family, soya beans are high in proteins, vitamins, minerals and insoluble fibre. It is the most widely cultivated legume across the world. Green, yellow, brown or black; soya beans come in different colours and are known for their long list of benefits. This Japanese secret to a longer life also has...

Health Benefits of Green Tea by Anjali Mukerjee
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Health Benefits of Green Tea by Anjali Mukerjee

Green tea is a great beverage which aids weight loss and helps improve overall health. But what makes green tea so different from black tea or your regular chai? Well, both green and black tea are both produced from the same plant. However, the difference arises in how they are processed after being plucked. Green...

10 signs that point towards thyroid
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10 signs that point towards thyroid

Thyroid gland produces hormones that control all the activities in your body. It regulates the protein synthesis, energy rate and your body’s response to other hormones. There are several signs that point towards thyroid disorder but don’t be careless and ignore them. If ignored, your thyroid might get severe and might pose a threat to your...

Connection between hyperthyroidism and weight loss
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Connection between hyperthyroidism and weight loss

Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland gets overactive and produces extra thyroid hormone. It occurs when the thyroid gland produces excess T3, T4 or both. Thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ located in the front of your neck and releases hormones that regulate: Body temperature Control your metabolism Heart rate Body weight...

Connection between hypothyroidism and weight gain
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Connection between hypothyroidism and weight gain

There is a complex relation between thyroid and body weight. Usually, when there is less production of thyroid hormones it leads to hypothyroid. Hypothyroid is associated with weight gain, poor memory and so forth. Maintaining a balanced weight can be difficult especially when you are struggling with hypothyroidism. Due to low T3, the metabolism of...

Heal your thyroid with Homeopathy and Nutrition
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Heal your thyroid with Homeopathy and Nutrition

Thyroid produces several hormones that are responsible for the weight gain and loss in our body, and a lot of other health issues. Therefore, a treatment for thyroid must focus on treating the symptoms of thyroid at the base level and curing it completely to give you relief for a lifetime. The foremost treatment of...

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Thyroid, a health concern for all

Thyroid has become a common health concern for people across the globe. It affects your health and can make a huge difference to your lifestyle. It makes you feel bloated, your skin looks dull and your diet goes for a toss. If you are wondering about the signs that will tell you about thyroid, then...

What winter does to your skin?
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What winter does to your skin?

Winter is all about spreading warmth, however, this season could be really tough on your skin. Though it’s a wonderland outside during winters, but your skin reveals something else. This season brings along a lot of dryness, itchiness and can make you look dull. The harsh weather, chilly winds and ultra-violet rays strip the glow...

How to protect your skin during winter?
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How to protect your skin during winter?

Comes winter and your skin gets all dry, flaky sans any glow. This can make you look very dull, itchy and unattractive. However, with proper skincare routine, you can retain the glow of your skin and look gorgeous all the time. To help you out, our health experts bring you a few ways to keep...

Homeopathy – Healing with Nutrition
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Homeopathy – Healing with Nutrition

Homeopathy is a natural form of medicinal treatment that is used to treat both acute and chronic ailments. When combined with nutrition, homeopathy forms a potent combination that not only heals you from within but also takes you towards healthy well-being. The role of homeopathic medicine is to view the symptom of an ailment and...

Get the glow back of your skin with homeopathy and nutrition
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Get the glow back of your skin with homeopathy and nutrition

We often envy those with glowing skin, don’t we? At times, we even wonder what goes behind that radiant skin that lends those gorgeous girls their beauty. While some are born with it, few could thank their lineage or it’s just the lifestyle they lead that could be responsible for their healthy skin. The desire...

Curing skin problems with homeopathy
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Curing skin problems with homeopathy

During winter when your skin becomes dry and itchy, almost every treatment you try fails to give you the desired result. However, with homeopathy, you can reform your skin and get the glow back forever. Homeopathy is a natural form of medicinal treatment that is used to treat both acute and chronic ailments. When combined...

Winter could trigger your respiratory issues
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Winter could trigger your respiratory issues

Winter is just around the corner, so don’t let this beautiful season trigger your health issues. With the temperature dropping each day, it gets important to be aware of the preventive measure. Our experts feel these are some of the tips that could help to prevent you from suffering severe respiratory issues during winter: The...

What makes breathing difficult?
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What makes breathing difficult?

A frequent disorder now, respiratory issues are on a rapid increase. These issues make breathing difficult and could result in severe health concerns. Respiratory disorder arises when there is a problem with your lungs. These problems could arise due to excess pollution, allergens, seasonal changes, lifestyle mismanagement and so forth. In order, to cure your...

Homeopathy can help you breathe!
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Homeopathy can help you breathe!

Respiratory issues are one of the most common health disorder that have been a concern for one and all across the globe. The number of cases has been increasing with more and more people falling prey to this serious health concern. Respiratory disorder includes allergies, bronchitis, rhinitis and asthma. These issues tend to get aggravated...

Holistic healing with Homeopathy and Nutrition
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Holistic healing with Homeopathy and Nutrition

Homeopathy is a kind of treatment that assures you of absolutely no side-effects and treats the disorder from its roots. When combined with nutrition, homeopathy works to curb the symptoms of your health disorder and also supplying you with a proper amount of nutrition at the same time. Homeopathy has been proved to work efficiently...

Breathe free with Homeopathy and Nutrition
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Breathe free with Homeopathy and Nutrition

Homeopathy and Nutrition together form a very potent combination that not only heals you from within but also takes you towards healthy well-being. At Health Total, our team of experts first understand your health requirements followed by a customised nutritional plan and mild lifestyle modifications. Since poor nutrition is a big hindrance to good health,...

Treat hair problems with homeopathy and nutrition
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Treat hair problems with homeopathy and nutrition

Your hair is a reflection of your health that covers your health status over the last 6-18 months. With causes of hair loss ranging from genetic issues, hormonal imbalance, stress, chemical exposure, vitamin deficiency to unplanned weight loss, each and every minute detail of the person’s health history is taken into consideration before his or...

You can make your PCOD worse
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You can make your PCOD worse

People often get clueless as to what causes PCOD since this problem is known to stem both from both genetic or environmental and lifestyle-related issues. Those who suffer from PCOD are usually more likely to inherit it because either her mother or sister has been diagnosed or suffered with it already in their life. The...

Treat PCOD with Homeopathy and Nutrition
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Treat PCOD with Homeopathy and Nutrition

A homeopathic approach to PCOD is always prescribed to women on the basis of their symptoms which includes determining their behaviour, mood and also their mental and physical status. The treatment also keeps in mind the entire medical history of the person, because it is a known fact that in many cases women are very...

PCOD, the new epidemic
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PCOD, the new epidemic

Polycystic Ovary Disorder (PCOD) has become quite a common occurrence in today’s world. Statistics suggest that one in every ten women is likely to get diagnosed with PCOD. The scary thing is that most of the times, many women are not even aware that they have PCOD. PCOD is a serious health disorder, which should...

Homeopathy, a healthy answer to PCOD
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Homeopathy, a healthy answer to PCOD

Homeopathic treatment for PCOD (polycystic ovarian disorder) is extremely safe since it is natural and does not cause any undesirable side-effects. Also, before getting the person on medication for PCOD, both the physical and mental spheres of the person are thoroughly determined, to understand what would be the best approach and treatment, based on an...

Treat Infertility with Homeopathy and Nutrition
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Treat Infertility with Homeopathy and Nutrition

The homeopathic approach towards infertility deals with physical, mental and genetic make-up that individualises a person. They work at the root level of a health problem without causing any side-effect and giving you a solution for the lifetime. This treatment first determines the core issue of a disorder, works on them minutely and eradicates it...

Infertility, a rising issue among women
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Infertility, a rising issue among women

Infertility is a medical condition in living beings especially females that refers to their inability to conceive and produce a baby. Though scientists once worried about the problem of population explosion, but the increasing number of infertility cases has seen a rapid growth in recent times. Cases of infertility are mostly common in women, however,...

Fighting mind and body with Infertility
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Fighting mind and body with Infertility

Infertility has been on a rapid increase and both men and women undergoing this issue experience a lot of body and mental difficulties. This health problem brings along a lot of problems, not just health wise but emotionally also. This issue being prevalent in women makes them really weak as a person also since they...

Causes of Infertility
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Causes of Infertility

  The inability to get pregnant or conceive a baby is often regarded as infertility. The main symptom of infertility is not being able to get pregnant. Other symptoms might include irregular or no menstrual periods, PCOD and hormonal issues. The issue can affect both men and women, but it is women who get diagnosed...

The key relation between your hair and health
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The key relation between your hair and health

Your hair can determine how healthy you are! Yes, the innumerable hours that you spend in a salon does make your hair look gorgeous, however, the very next day your hair has a different story to say. You might wash your hair on a regular basis, get them trimmed regularly, use the best products for...

Is your hair fall normal?
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Is your hair fall normal?

Is your hair more visible on the floor than on your scalp? Does your shower drain often gets clogged with clumps of hair? Watch out! Though it is normal to lose 80-100 strands of hair each day, but there are cases where people lose almost double the amount of hair each day. A major portion...

How homeopathy works to reduce hair fall?
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How homeopathy works to reduce hair fall?

Hair fall refers to loss of hair usually more than normal or average. This problem is found in both men and women, and factors like age, genetics, illness or medications could be responsible for this issue. Also, excess use of chemicals and harsh treatments on hair could be a reason for hair fall too. Traditional...

Diabetes Diet Plan
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Diabetes Diet Plan

When a person gets to know that he or she is suffering from diabetes, all that comes to their mind is a complicated diet that is boring and not at all yummy. For most people, a diabetes diet simply translates into eating a variety of low calories but nutrient dense foods in moderate amounts and...

How to Increase HDL (Good) Cholesterol
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How to Increase HDL (Good) Cholesterol

Every day, we are flooded with information about cholesterol being the prime accused of the incidence of heart attack. The questions that constantly bother us are why too much of it is a cause for concern and how to keep it in check. Know your Cholesterol There are two types of cholesterol – good and...

Strategies for Reducing Cholesterol – Part II
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Strategies for Reducing Cholesterol – Part II

Assuming that you have followed the cholesterol lowering diet given on 21st May 1998 you may want to know how to continue further. Diet Therapy If you are one of those with the worst cholesterol readings i.e. very high LDL and very low HDL, then diet therapy would work best for you. But if you are slightly above...

How to Use Food to Improve Cholesterol Readings?
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How to Use Food to Improve Cholesterol Readings?

Although Cholesterol is important, it could be harmful if we have more of the bad type i.e. LDL and less of the good type i.e. HDL which helps clean the LDL thus keeping the arteries clean. Bad cholesterol All of us have LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol in our blood streams. LDL cholesterol is lower in protein density and...

Homocysteine – A Threat to the Heart
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Homocysteine – A Threat to the Heart

If we thought that elevated levels of cholesterol were the only major risk factor in a heart disease, latest scientific research has yet another surprise in store for us. New research suggests that every person who has suffered a heart attack does not necessarily have high cholesterol. In recent years, homocysteine has started gaining prominence as a cause...

Understanding Cholesterol
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Understanding Cholesterol

Many people these days are wary of the word ‘cholesterol’. However, contrary to the bad reputation it has received lately, cholesterol is essential for several important body functions including nerve heath and cell strength. Cholesterol friendly foods A fat-free diet may not be the best way to control cholesterol because not all fats are bad; what’s important is that...

Everything You Need to Know About Fat
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Everything You Need to Know About Fat

Biochemists refer to fat as lipid and it is solid at room temperature. However, oil is liquid at room temperature. All fats and oil are made up of fatty acids. It is the individual fatty acids that make all the difference to our health. This makes a good case for understanding good and bad fats....

Types of Cholesterol
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Types of Cholesterol

High cholesterol is a health issue that is carried through our blood, attached to proteins. The combination of proteins and cholesterol is referred to as lipoprotein. Different types of cholesterol are based on the type of cholesterol lipoprotein carries. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) LDL or bad cholesterol transports cholesterol particles all through our body. LDL cholesterol...

The Fibre – Cholesterol Connection
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The Fibre – Cholesterol Connection

High levels of cholesterol are related to intake of processed foods, sedentary life style, nutrient deficiencies and stress. Many people think that cholesterol in the diet is directly responsible for cholesterol in the blood. So all they have to do is to cut out high – cholesterol foods and their blood cholesterol will become normal. However, this is a common...

Emotions and Cholesterol
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Emotions and Cholesterol

Mr. Shah was a happy man for most of him life. He loved his wife and children and truly enjoyed his work. He was reasonably healthy and relished each day of his life. Then a tragedy struck, which produced such stress in his life that he was unable to cope with the stress. Within six...

Controlling Cholesterol – Part III
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Controlling Cholesterol – Part III

I must thank you for your overwhelming response to my article Strategies for Reducing Cholesterol. It gives me immense happiness to know that most of you have benefited greatly after following the diets given. It would take you 3-4 months of correct eating to completely bring your blood fats under the normal range. You have now...

How Much Dietary Cholesterol is Too Much!
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How Much Dietary Cholesterol is Too Much!

Today, most of us realize too much cholesterol is not good for us. Increased blood cholesterol eventually leads to blockage in the blood vessels of heart and brain. If left undetected and untreated, it will finally lead to heart attack or stroke. Unfortunately, most of us do not know how much of cholesterol is enough and when to pull the strings...

Strategies for Reducing Cholesterol
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Strategies for Reducing Cholesterol

Man has made amazing progress over the years and in all areas, things are constantly improving. However, the quality of food eaten in urban cities all over the world has worsened. Cholesterol: A national problem The urban population has turned to eating more refined foods and refined sugars that remove essential nutrients from our food...

Top 3 Foods that Lower Cholesterol
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Top 3 Foods that Lower Cholesterol

High cholesterol is one of the major worries of most people. Most adults have higher than recommended cholesterol levels. We do not usually worry too much about heart diseases until we are middle-aged. But adults as young as 20 also need to watch cholesterol because high levels of LDL or bad cholesterol at a young age are more likely to...

Factors Contributing to Cholesterol
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Factors Contributing to Cholesterol

There are a number of harmful activities we often indulge in, without thinking twice about what they could do to our health. Here are some activities that may be contributing to our rising cholesterol levels. Smoking Smoking of cigarettes damages the walls of your blood vessels, which makes them accumulate fatty deposits. Moreover, smoking may lower your HDL...

Cholesterol Levels
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Cholesterol Levels

Total cholesterol is a measure of the total amount of cholesterol in your blood and is based on the HDL, LDL, and triglycerides number. Total cholesterol: less than 200 mg/dL. LDL Cholesterol LDL cholesterol makes up the majority of the body’s cholesterol. LDL is known as “bad” cholesterol because having high levels can lead to...

Cholesterol in a Nutshell
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Cholesterol in a Nutshell

Going by the number of letters I have received in connection with cholesterol and diet, it seems that almost everyone above the age of 35 years is suffering from raised blood lipids. Cholesterol: The Global Epidemic Almost everyone has clogging arteries, chromium and zinc deficiencies, which can lead to diabetes. If you have a liver...

Cholesterol-Cutting Chutney
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Cholesterol-Cutting Chutney

Cholesterol is a wax-like substance found in our blood stream. The liver is responsible for the production of 2/3rd of the cholesterol in our body, yet what you eat has a deep effect on your cholesterol level as the remaining 1/3rd is obtained from our diet. This article includes recipe of cholesterol-cutting chutney, which is easy-to-prepare, tasty...

Causes of High Blood Pressure
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Causes of High Blood Pressure

There are numerous lifestyle and diet related factors which could be causing a spike in our Blood pressure levels. Here is a list of the most common causes of high blood pressure. Age: The older we get, the higher we face the risk of having HBP Family history: If close members of our family have hypertension, our chances of...

Symptoms of High Blood Pressure
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Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure refers to a common condition where the long-term force of blood against our artery walls is high enough to eventually cause health problems such as heart disease. Our blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood our heart pumps and the extent of resistance to blood flow in our arteries. In simple...

How Stress Affects Your Blood Pressure
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How Stress Affects Your Blood Pressure

Amongst the many factors that lead to high blood pressure like smoking, alcohol intake, obesity, diabetes, insulin resistance etc, stress seems to be a major player in precipitating high blood pressure.  Although stress is universal, individual responses to stress are different for eg. You have the Type A personality, highly pressure prone and totally work oriented.  He or she is usually...

Stress & Blood Pressure
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Stress & Blood Pressure

Suffering is disease and contentment is good health.  This only points out the profound connection between our body and mind. A person with a disturbed mind cannot possess a healthy body. But, ‘don’t worry be happy’ is easier said than done, for anxiety spares no person. Every one of us has, at some point or...

Mineral Magic for High Blood Pressure
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Mineral Magic for High Blood Pressure

While some people may require medication to keep their blood pressure under control, most of them can control it with diet, weight loss, correct intake of vitamin supplements and proper stress management. Your blood pressure is a major reflection of your heart health. There are 3 major consequences of high blood pressure – a stroke, kidney damage...

Ways to Keep High Blood Pressure Away
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Ways to Keep High Blood Pressure Away

High Blood Pressure can be termed as the bane of modernization because in the primitive cultures blood pressure was practically unknown. Modernization has given us refined foods like sugar, maida and refined oils. This along with our sedentary lifestyles,  irregular eating and sleeping patterns puts us at risk of suffering from many deadly diseases including...

How to Ensure Normal Blood Pressure
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How to Ensure Normal Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure can be termed as the bane of modernization because in the primitive cultures blood pressure was practically unknown. This disease, harassing thousands today, is a result of a destructive lifestyle, smoking, obesity, alcohol intake, insulin resistance and stress. A disease that reflects your heart health and it can be fatal too. It has three major consequences- stroke,...

Acidity and Your Body
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Acidity and Your Body

The acid alkaline balance in the body can be defined as the fine line between good health and the verge of illness. The human body feels good at a pH of 7.0 to 7.4.  Any value below or above this range causes an imbalance in its functioning and sets the ground for disease. Acidosis This...

Get Relief from Acidity
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Get Relief from Acidity

Seeking medications to get rid of acidity? Try these easy, home remedies for acidity instead, and get instant relief the natural way. While acidity is caused by certain kinds of food, other types can help alleviate the irritation and discomfort. The discomfort of acidity is caused when the stomach acids are refluxed back into the...

Eat Right – Don’t Diet – Lose Weight
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Eat Right – Don’t Diet – Lose Weight

Being healthy and losing weight can sound so simple like, ‘Eat less, be more active’. But as anyone who has ever tried to lose a few kilos knows that putting that into actual practice can be really difficult. Also, when it comes to eating, we have habits that have almost grown with us and are now...

EAT to Lose Weight!
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EAT to Lose Weight!

Let’s face it, most of us struggle with our weight. And we all know that in order to achieve it, we need to cut down on some of your favorite junk food items. But letting go of those french fries and cheese pizzas and eating healthy and clean, is not as easy as it looks. Why? Because most...

Lose Weight and Keep it Off for Life
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Lose Weight and Keep it Off for Life

One of the most significant aspect of weight loss is keeping an optimistic attitude throughout your journey. In order to shed kilos and stay slim permanently, you must follow a healthier lifestyle every day. Losing a good amount of weight is very much possible, however, one must try to eat lesser calories and burn more....

Barley- A Natural Way To Lose Weight
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Barley- A Natural Way To Lose Weight

Barley is well known across the world for it’s immense health and weight loss benefits. So if you want to get rid of your belly fat or lose some kilos, start by adding Barley into your diet, because this little grain is a superfood when it comes to weight loss! High in fiber Barley is...

13 Proven Amazing Benefits of Garlic for Health & Skin
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13 Proven Amazing Benefits of Garlic for Health & Skin

Garlic is the most common ingredient used in Indian preparations not just because of its pungent taste and smell but also because of the proven health benefits of garlic. It not only has health and beauty benefits but also antibiotics and antifungal properties. Each mini clove of a garlic is loaded with nutrients such as...

4 Quick Weight Loss Foods To Include In Your Breakfast
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4 Quick Weight Loss Foods To Include In Your Breakfast

No matter how desperately you want to lose weight, it is advisable to never skip your breakfast. Always remember to start a fresh day with a healthy meal including portions of most kinds of vitamins and nutrients. Additionally, there are some studies which prove that individuals who eat breakfast perform better in work and keep...

3 Best Drinks To Quickly Reduce Your Waistline
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3 Best Drinks To Quickly Reduce Your Waistline

Being on the heavier side not only makes one socially conscious but also prone to certain diseases. Having fat more concentrated on the waistline can sometimes be the sign of pre-diabetes. It is best to control this tendency early on by making some simple diet changes. Other than regular exercises add these amazing weight loss...

Go Slim Without The Gym!
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Go Slim Without The Gym!

A combination of diet and exercise is the chosen way of weight loss recommended by most health experts. This, most of the time means joining the nearest gym to start your exercises. The truth is, the gym isn’t for everyone. For some, distance or location of the gym can be a constraint or they may simply not...

Lose Weight The Right Way To Be Healthier And Happier
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Lose Weight The Right Way To Be Healthier And Happier

There is hardly anyone who does not want to lose those extra kilos and get back to their desired goals. In order to reach your dream body you might need to let go off some of your favorite foods. However, not everyone can let go of that delicious double cheese burger that easily. Hence instead...

Ayurveda & Nutrition Is The Answer To Weight Problems
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Ayurveda & Nutrition Is The Answer To Weight Problems

Ayurveda, is an ancient system of medicine developed in India. Through its deep-rooted form of treatment, it helps prevent diseases, promotes health, creates balance and enhances longevity. Ayurveda, when combined with correct nutrition, not only helps the weight loss process but also makes one healthy. As per Ayurveda there are 3 categories of body types...

5000-Year-Old Remedies For Weight Management
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5000-Year-Old Remedies For Weight Management

Ayurveda is a very old form of treatment. Its origin can be traced back to more than 5000 years. This natural form of medicine is mentioned in the old books of wisdom in India, known as Vedas. This form of medicine pays more attention in balancing various aspects of an individual’s life like; their thoughts,...

How to Lose Weight in a Week with Simple Diet
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How to Lose Weight in a Week with Simple Diet

Almost all of us would agree that it is not easy to answer this question – how to lose weight in a week? Though this may seem tough, you can lose up to 2 kgs in a week if you follow a diet plan strictly. Apart from a diet plan, certain lifestyle changes will go a long...

People who can get affected with Bed-Wetting
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People who can get affected with Bed-Wetting

Bed wetting is a common health disorder, which majority of children face during their childhood.  Though it is not an extremely serious disorder, it can often be an embarrassing issue among kids. Rarely, it even tends to sometimes run in families and appears more commonly among boys, when compared to girls; experts estimate the ratio as roughly as...

Symptoms of Bed-Wetting
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Symptoms of Bed-Wetting

Bed-wetting can be described as involuntary urination while asleep after the age at which staying dry at night can be reasonably expected. Most kids are fully toilet trained by age 5, but there’s really no target date for developing complete bladder control. Between the ages of 5 and 7, bed-wetting remains a problem for some...

People who can get affected by depression and anxiety
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People who can get affected by depression and anxiety

A mental disorder can be either inherited or developed due to unwanted circumstances, and the truth is, no one, neither young nor old, are safe. Thought there is no specific category of people who can get affected by these disorders, people who are most likely to get affected by depression, anxiety, OCD and insomnia fall...

Causes of depression and anxiety
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Causes of depression and anxiety

The feelings of depression and constant anxiety are neither natural nor normal. They reflect a serious mental disorder which could be a result of a number of hidden causes. They are as follows: Inherited traits Mental disorders can be inherited if they run in family and this increases your risk of suffering from the same....

Symptoms of depression and anxiety
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Symptoms of depression and anxiety

Individuals suffering from mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, insomnia and OCD face a number of similar symptoms. The main and most common symptom is the inability to carry out one’s daily functions of work, eating, sleeping and other activities effectively, as they often feel demotivated, lack energy and become disinterested in life in general....

What is Depression
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What is Depression

A disease which causes severe disturbances in one’s feelings and behaviour, resulting in dysfunction and inability to carry out daily activities, can be termed as a mental disorder or illness. There are over 200 classified forms of mental disorders, among them, the most common disorders are namely depression, anxiety, OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and insomnia....

People who can get affected with Allergic Rhinitis
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People who can get affected with Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Rhinitis takes place when you develop an allergic reaction. The allergic reactions can be triggered due to various types of allergen that includes dust, pests, pollen grains, smoke or perfume. It can occur among all age groups that includes both men and women, particularly those before the age of 30. The chances of getting...

Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis
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Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Rhinitis is a state of inflammation in your nose that occurs when the immunity system is loaded with too much of allergens. The most common form of allergens include dust, pollen grains, cockroaches, smoke from the cigarette, pests and perfume. Though these allergens are harmless but they can cause major irritation in your nasal...

Causes of Allergic Rhinitis
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Causes of Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Rhinitis takes place when your body develops any kind of allergic reaction. These allergic reactions are triggered due to various types of allergen that include dust, pests, pollen grains, smoke or perfume. Once these allergens enter your body, they make the body release certain chemicals that make you allergic. The chances of getting affected...

What Is Allergic Rhinitis
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What Is Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Rhinitis or nasal allergy is commonly referred as hay fever. It results in a type of inflammation in your nose that occurs when the immunity system has absorbed too much of allergens. Some of the most common forms of allergens include dust, pollen grains, cockroaches, cigarette smoke, pests and perfume. Though these allergens are...

Causes of Bed-Wetting
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Causes of Bed-Wetting

Deep in their sleep an individual hardly realizes the awkwardness that might be caused the next morning. It’s their body’s uncontrollable response due to certain reasons. Most likely, a child wets the bed for one or more reasons, such as: Delayed growth. Children whose nervous system is still forming may not be able to know...

What is Bed-Wetting?
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What is Bed-Wetting?

Bed Wetting In Children Bed-wetting, scientifically known as Nocturnal Enuresis refers to an involuntary urination specially during night time. It is a very common issue specially among kids and in some cases can continue till teen age. Simply speaking bed-wetting is urination during sleep. Every child is different and each child learns bladder control at...

Symptoms of Arthritis
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Symptoms of Arthritis

Common arthritis joint symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion. Symptoms may come and go. They can be mild, moderate or severe. They may stay about the same for years, but may progress or get worse over time. Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to do daily activities and make...

Causes of Arthritis
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Causes of Arthritis

It is not possible to consider only one single cause for all types of Arthritis. The cause in any given case varies according to the type or form of arthritis. Below are the potential causes for arthritis: Abnormal metabolism – leading to gout and pseudogout Genetic – such as in osteoarthritis Injury – leading to...

What Is Arthritis?
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What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a joint disorder which leads to the inflammation of one or more joints characterized by pain and stiffness. It causes difficulty in movement. A joint is an area of the body where two different bones meet. The joint functions to move the body parts connected by its bones. Arthritis literally means inflammation of...

People who are affected by menstrual problems
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People who are affected by menstrual problems

There might not be any recognizable cause of your painful menstrual periods. However, there are certain factors which can put a woman at an increased risk for suffering from painful menstrual periods. The risk factors are as follows: Women who are have not yet attained 20 years of age. Women who have a family history...

Symptoms of PMS
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Symptoms of PMS

PMS often includes both physical and emotional symptoms, such as: • Acne. • Swollen or tender breasts. • Feeling tired. • Trouble sleeping. • Upset stomach, bloating, constipation, or diarrhea. • Headache or backache. • Appetite changes or food cravings. • Joint or muscle pain. • Trouble with concentration or memory. • Tension, irritability, mood...

Causes of Menstrual Problems
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Causes of Menstrual Problems

The exact cause of PMS has not been fully understood. During your menstrual cycle, levels of hormones such as oestrogen and progesterone rise and fall. Hormone fluctuations are thought to be the biggest contributing factor to many of the symptoms of PMS. The varying hormone levels may affect some women more than others. Chemical changes...

Menstrual Problems
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Menstrual Problems

The menstrual cycle is the monthly series of fluctuations a woman’s body goes through in prepare her body for future pregnancy. Menstruation is a monthly occurrence for women in which the body sheds the lining of the uterus (womb), which is then passed through a small opening in the cervix and out through the vaginal...

People who are at risk
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People who are at risk

Menopause is unavoidable; every  woman is bound to face it at a certain point of time in her life. Majority of women experience the symptoms of menopause while they are still menstruating, and are in their late 40’s or their early 50’s. This process is known as perimenopause. It generally begins around two to ten years before the actual onset...

What are the causes for Menopauses?
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What are the causes for Menopauses?

Menopause occurs due to a complex series of hormonal changes. Associated with the menopause is a decline in the number of functioning eggs within the ovaries. At the time of birth, most females have about 1 to 3 million eggs, which are gradually lost throughout a woman’s life. By the time of a girl’s first...

Symptoms of Menopause
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Symptoms of Menopause

Menopause is a period during which a woman’s reproductive capacity ends. Prior to the actual menopause, a woman may experience irregular periods and irregular episodes of vaginal bleeding. After menopause, symptoms can occur due to lowering of estrogen levels in the body. Not every woman will experience all the symptoms of menopause, and symptoms vary...

People who can get affected with Sinusitis
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People who can get affected with Sinusitis

Sinusitis is an inflammation of sinus. It often arises due to tooth pain, cold, fever, fatigue or congestion in the nasal membrane. Here are certain types of people who can affected with Sinusitis: • People who are exposed to severe pollutants • People who are constantly suffering from a certain kind of allergy like cold...

Symptoms of Sinusitis
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Symptoms of Sinusitis

Often people are unable to comprehend whether they have sinusitis issues or not. In case you are one of them, then listed below are some of the symptoms to watch out for:  When you discharge thick, discoloured substance from the back of your throat or nose.  When you feel uncomfortable while breathing or experience some...

Causes of Sinusitis
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Causes of Sinusitis

Sinusitis can occur due to various reasons. It could be acute, subacute, chronic or recurrent. It usually starts with inflammation triggered by cold, allergy attack or irritant. Listed below are some of the causes that lead to sinusitis: Allergies – One of the most common causes that trigger sinusitis is an allergy. From fever to...

What is sinusitis?
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What is sinusitis?

Sinuses are hollow air spaces within the bones around the area of the nose. When these sinuses get blocked due to the formation of bacteria or mucus, they get inflamed and cause infection and pain. This pain refers to sinusitis. It usually starts with inflammation triggered by cold, allergy attack or irritant. One may also...

People who can get affected by hyperactivity
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People who can get affected by hyperactivity

Hyperactivity is a prolonged behavioural disorder, which affects young, pre-school and school going children. Children are more likely to inherit the disorder through a parent or relative and boys are three times more likely to suffer from hyperactivity, compared to girls. Majority of boys suffer from an impulsive hyperactivity disorder, which is easier to spot....

Causes of hyperactivity
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Causes of hyperactivity

Our genes and lifestyles have a huge impact on our lives. Therefore, if not properly managed they can have a negative effect on our mental well-being.  Here are the main causes of hyperactivity in children. Genetics A child is more likely to be born with hyperactivity, if it runs in the family. Also, boys are...

Symptoms of hyperactivity
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Symptoms of hyperactivity

It your child is extremely talkative, mischievous or energetic, it does not necessarily mean that they are suffering from a hyperactivity disorder. Hyperactivity is a prolonged disorder, which has 3 distinct types and each type is characterised by specific symptoms. They are as follows: Inattentive: A child suffering from inattentive hyperactivity is not overly active,...

Hyperactive child
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Hyperactive child

Hyperactivity, generally known as ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), is a common medical behavioural disorder, generally found amongst school going children, which disturbs the normal functioning of the child’s brain and negatively affects their social and academic abilities. Though most young children are often difficult to handle, if you’re child’s behaviour is causing a problem...

Symptoms of Urticaria
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Symptoms of Urticaria

Symptoms of Urticaria are as follows: Blanching since the area turns white when pressed hard Raised red itchy bumps Changes the shape and size of the affected area

Causes of Urticaria
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Causes of Urticaria

The causes of Urticaria could be due to various reasons, mainly: Due to allergic reactions from drugs or medicines Due to various foods that you might be allergic to Due to extreme cold, damp or hot temperature Due to too much exposure to sun or water

What is Urticaria?
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What is Urticaria?

Urticaria also known as hives consists of raised red or white patches on skin. It is usually itchy, painful and causes a burning sensation. It also leads to swelling of various body parts like hands and feet, and affects nearly 20% of people in their lifetime.

People who can get affected by Ulcers
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People who can get affected by Ulcers

Ulcers are common among both children, as well as adults. However, there are a number of factors which can increase one’s risk of developing this painful health disorder. They are as follows: Individuals who have congestion in their digestive system. Individuals who consume strong medicines. Individuals who drink excessive amounts of alcohol. Individuals who indulge...

Symptoms of Ulcers
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Symptoms of Ulcers

Ulcers are a serious health issue which display a variety of symptom as well as types. The types of ulcers are as follows: Peptic ulcers Develop in the lining of the stomach. Cause pain in the abdomen area. Gastric ulcers Develop inside the stomach. Cause a dull pain in the abdominal region. Cause indigestion, heartburn...

Causes of Ulcers
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Causes of Ulcers

There are a number of factors which can aggravate and lead to the development of this health issues. The major causes of the formation of ulcers are as follows: Bacteria An overgrowth of Helicobacter pylori bacterium is the main reason of ulcer formation. This bacterium is an infection, caused due to the intake of cigarette...

What are Ulcers
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What are Ulcers

Ulcers are painful open sores or wounds, which generally appear on inside the mouth, inside the lining of the stomach or the upper part of the small intestine. Also known as peptic or gastric ulcers, can commonly be the result of an excess consumption of spicy foods, alcohol, drugs, cigarette smoke, or even stress. However,...

People who can get affected with Tonsillitis
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People who can get affected with Tonsillitis

People who come in contact with those already suffering from tonsillitis are susceptible to this infection. Also, if you are exposed to germs and innumerable bacteria and virus, then you are sure to get affected with the infection in your tonsils. Tonsillitis is common among kids but those in their teens could also be affected...

Symptoms of Tonsillitis
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Symptoms of Tonsillitis

Just like there different type of tonsillitis, similarly the symptoms for these are also of varied nature. These symptoms include: Sore throat Fever Difficulty in swallowing Swollen jaw and neck Earaches or headaches

Causes of Tonsillitis
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Causes of Tonsillitis

The main function of tonsils is to fight off all the bacteria and virus that enter our body through the mouth. However, your tonsils are susceptible to infection. These infections could be caused due to: Epstein- Barr virus could be one of the reasons for tonsillitis. It also causes mononucleosis. When you are vulnerable to...

What is Tonsillitis?
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What is Tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis refers to the infection in the tonsils. These tonsils are two lymph nodes located on each side of the back of the throat. This infection is contagious and is generally caused by certain bacteria and virus. This is common among kids specially those who are in their teens. Tonsillitis is easily diagnosed and can...

Symptoms of low immunity
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Symptoms of low immunity

Here’s how you will know that your child has low immunity: If your child suffers from cold quite often and contracts it very easily. If your child suffers from more than two cold bouts in a year. If any chronic infection is troubling your child. If your child suffers from regular feeling of fatigue. If...

Causes of low immunity
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Causes of low immunity

Some of the primary causes of low immunity among children include: Improper nutrient intake Irregular food habits Children who are born with immunity deficiency Children with primary immunodeficiency disorders High stress owing to education and peer pressure Improper sleeping routine Poor study-play balance

What is immunity?
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What is immunity?

Our immune system is like the defense force of the body, which protects it from external toxins, chemicals, bacteria, and viruses as well as fights back and protects us from any trouble that brews within. Immunity is the resistance power of your body that helps your body fight against numerous infections or pathogens.   Do...

People affected by PCOD
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People affected by PCOD

As per recent stats, PCOD affects around 5-10% of the age 18-45. Here are some of the people who are at high risk of getting PCOD: If PCOD runs in your family, which means either your mother or sister has this health condition, it makes you vulnerable to PCOD. If you are generally overweight, you...

Symptoms of PCOD
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Symptoms of PCOD

 Symptoms of PCOD typically start soon after a woman begins to menstruate. The type and severity of symptoms varies from person to person. The most common symptom of PCOD is irregular menstrual periods. The severity of PCOD symptoms appears to be largely determined by factors such as obesity. Since PCOD is marked by a decrease...

Causes of PCOD
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Causes of PCOD

Excess insulin: Insulin is the hormone produced in the pancreas that allows cells to use sugar (glucose) — your body’s primary energy supply. If you have insulin resistance, your ability to use insulin effectively is impaired and your pancreas has to secrete more insulin to make glucose available to cells. Excess insulin might also affect...

What is PCOD?
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What is PCOD?

PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) is one of the commonest causes of infertility. It can cause problems with a women’s menstrual cycle, fertility, cardiac function, and appearance. Patients have multiple small cysts in their ovaries that occur when the regular changes of a normal menstrual cycle are disrupted. PCOD is associated with irregular menstrual cycle, abnormal...

Symptoms of Thyroid
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Symptoms of Thyroid

Here are a few symptoms of Thyroid that you may experience: Fatigue Constipation Dry skin Weight gain Elevated blood cholesterol level

Causes of Thyroid
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Causes of Thyroid

Listed below are some of the main causes of Thyroid: Deficiency of iodine Inappropriate THS Levels Stress Certain medication

What is Thyroid?
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What is Thyroid?

Thyroid is a small gland at the base of the neck that produces thyroid hormones. These hormones control all the activities in your body. It regulates the protein synthesis, energy rate and your body’s response to other hormones. There are generally two types of thyroid: Hypothyroidism Hyperthyroidism

People who can be affected by Asthma
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People who can be affected by Asthma

It’s a known fact that Asthma affects people of all ages. However, more often than not you get it during your childhood. Here’s a list of all the people who are at the risk of getting Asthma: Children who experience constant sound of wheezing while breathing or have respiratory infections are at highest possible risk...

Symptoms of Asthma
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Symptoms of Asthma

Here are some common symptoms of Asthma: Coughing: One of the major symptoms of Asthma, coughing often worsens during the nights or early in the morning and makes it very difficult for you to sleep. Wheezing: Another common symptom of is wheezing, which is a whistling sound that you hear while breathing. Tightness in the...

Causes of Asthma
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Causes of Asthma

Following factors can cause Asthma: One of the major causes of Asthma is the inherited tendency of a person to develop various allergies. This tendency is often referred to as atopy. If your parents suffer from Asthma. If you developed a few types of respiratory infections during your childhood. If you were in contact with...

What is Asthma?
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What is Asthma?

Asthma refers to a chronic long-term lung disease that leads to inflammation and narrowing of the airways. A person suffering from Asthma goes through regular wheezing (just like whistling sound when one breathes), tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing occurs often during nights or early in the morning. One must...

People who can be affected by Allergic Bronchitis
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People who can be affected by Allergic Bronchitis

Allergic Bronchitis can happen to people of all ages, you could be suffering from Allergic Bronchitis: If you have been coughing a lot in the past few days You see blood traces when you cough You get regular bouts of fever You find the mucus too greenish when you spit You have been suffering from...

Symptoms of Allergic Bronchitis
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Symptoms of Allergic Bronchitis

Here are some common symptoms of Allergic Bronchitis: Regular Coughing Regular sound of wheezing Feeling of fatigue or tiredness Feeling of chest pain or discomfort in that area You have a sore throat See a swelling in your lips Experiencing headaches Excess production of mucus

Causes of Allergic Bronchitis
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Causes of Allergic Bronchitis

Following are common factors that can cause Allergic Bronchitis: Smoke coming out from the use of tobacco products Environmental pollution Presence of various allergens that include pollen, mold, dust, pet dander, or food substances Various chemicals present in different products we use Allergies to certain medicines or medicinal ingredients we use Physical exercise can be...

What is Allergic Bronchitis?
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What is Allergic Bronchitis?

Allergic bronchitis is a condition where a person suffers from severe allergies, which lead to a bronchial immune system reaction. Bronchitis generally occurs when there is an inflammation of the windpipe and airways that happens within the lungs.  Allergic bronchitis will often attack you owing to seasonal allergies. Therefore, it is often a short-term condition.

People who can get affected with Warts
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People who can get affected with Warts

Warts can affect people at any age, but they are very common among young people and children. It can even appear during old age, but there are generally harmless and non-contagious.

Symptoms of Warts
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Symptoms of Warts

In case you feel you are being approached by warts, check out for these symptoms: The surface of your skin gets rough Black pinpoints which are small blood vessels. Flesh coloured grainy bumps

Causes of Warts
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Causes of Warts

A virus called human papillomavirus is mainly the reason behind warts. The various reasons that can lead to warts are: If the water in the swimming pool is contaminated When your wet or damaged skin comes in contact with a rough surface, your skin might get affected with verrucas When you come directly in contact...

What are Warts?
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What are Warts?

Warts are usually painless skin growth caused by a virus called human papillomavirus. While certain warts are itchy, there are some serious ones that can lead to cancer. Warts are of four types namely: Common warts- usually appear on hands and are quite common among children Plantar warts- found on the feet and can cause...

Who often suffers from Vitiligo
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Who often suffers from Vitiligo

Vitiligo can start at any age, but most often appears before age 20. The disorder affects all races and both sexes equally, however, it is more noticeable in people with dark skin.

People who can get affected by Vitiligo
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People who can get affected by Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a serious skin disorder which affects millions of men, women and even children of all ages and ethnicities worldwide. However, there are a few factors which can put one at a higher risk of developing this skin disorder. They are as follows: Individuals who have a blood relative who has vitiligo. Individuals who...

Causes of Vitiligo
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Causes of Vitiligo

The cause is not known. Vitiligo may be an autoimmune disease. These diseases happen when your immune system mistakenly attacks some part of your own body. In vitiligo, the immune system may destroy the melanocytes in the skin. It is also possible that one or more genes may make a person more likely to get...

Symptoms of Vitiligo
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Symptoms of Vitiligo

Normally, the color of hair, skin and eyes is determined by melanin. Vitiligo occurs when the cells that produce melanin die or stop functioning. Vitiligo signs include: Skin discoloration Premature whitening of the hair, eyelashes, eyebrows or beard (usually before age 35) Loss of color in the tissues that line the inside of your mouth...

What Is Vitiligo?
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What Is Vitiligo?

It is a condition in which the pigment is lost from areas of the skin, causing whitish patches, often with no clear cause. It causes the loss of skin color in blotches. The extent and rate of color loss from vitiligo is unpredictable. It can affect the skin on any part of your body. It...

People who may suffer from Psoriasis
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People who may suffer from Psoriasis

There is no specific category of people who can develop psoriasis, as anyone can develop this skin disorder at any point on their life. However, there are a few factors which can make one more prone and susceptible to this skin disorder, compared to others. There are as follows: Adults are more likely to develop...

Psoriasis Symptoms
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Psoriasis Symptoms

It is not necessary for every individual who suffers from psoriasis, to experience the same kind of symptoms, as they can vary from person to person. However, there are a number of common symptoms which can be noticed if an individual is suffering from psoriasis. They are as follows. Raised, red inflamed skin usually on...

Psoriasis Causes
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Psoriasis Causes

We are yet to know the exact cause of psoriasis. However, it’s believed that your immune system and genes may majorly contribute to the development of this skin disorder, as the condition can be inherited. The factors which can trigger and cause for psoriasis include: Genetics It is highly probable for an individual to develop...

What is Psoriasis?
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What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a serious skin condition that produces plaques of thickened scaling skin. It is an extremely unpredictable, irritating and persistent skin disease, which can resurface at times. However, the good news is that it is noncontagious in nature. Psoriasis causes skin cells to multiply ten times faster than normal, therefore when the underlying skin...

People who can get affected by Lichen planus
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People who can get affected by Lichen planus

Lichen planus is a serious skin disorder which can affect anyone, irrespective of age or gender. About 1 in 5,000 people develop lichen planus. However, there are certain factors which put one at a higher risk of developing this disease. They are as follows: Most cases occur in people over the age of 45, therefore...

People who suffer from Lichen planus
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People who suffer from Lichen planus

About 1 in 5,000 people develop lichen planus. It occurs equally in men and women. Most cases occur in people over the age of 45. However, it can occur at any age. It is not an inherited disease. It is not an infection and the rash cannot be caught or passed on to others.

Symptoms of Lichen Planus
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Symptoms of Lichen Planus

Lichen planus can affect several parts of one’s body, including the ears, wrists, back, genitals, vaginal area, scalp and even the mouth. Therefore, the signs and symptoms of this skin disorder may vary depending upon the areas of the body which are affected. However, typical noticeable signs and symptoms of lichen planus include the following:...

Causes for Lichen Planus
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Causes for Lichen Planus

The exact cause of lichen planus is unknown. However, the condition isn’t infectious neither does it run in the family. Therefore, it can neither be inherited nor can it be passed on to other people. The exact causes which cause this skin disorder are unknown, however there are a number of other factors which can...

What is Lichen Planus?
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What is Lichen Planus?

Lichen planus is a chronic, recurrent and itchy rash which has no apparent cure. It is caused due to inflammation in the skin and mucous membranes. It is characterised by small, flat topped polygonal lumps or bumps, which mainly grow together to form rough scaly plaques on the skin. These can appear on any part...

People who can get affected with Dermatitis
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People who can get affected with Dermatitis

It is seen that people who get affected with Dermatitis have the tendency to develop other allergic conditions also like hay fever and asthma. It is quite common among children but people living in dry areas can also be affected by this disease.

Symptoms of Dermatitis
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Symptoms of Dermatitis

Symptoms associated with allergic contact dermatitis include: Dry, scaly, flaky skin Skin that appears darkened or thick Skin that burns with or without sores Extreme itching Sun sensitivity

Causes of Dermatitis
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Causes of Dermatitis

You can be affected with Dermatitis due to various reasons. Listed below are few causes that can lead to Dermatitis: Reaction of any kind of jewellery, perfume or chemicals in skincare products Reaction of a toxic material like bleaching powder, battery acid, cleaners etc. Reaction of sunlight on your skin specially when you apply sunscreen.

What is Dermatitis?
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What is Dermatitis?

Dermatitis, also known as eczema, is an inflammation on skin that involves itchy rash or red and dry skin. Skin affected by dermatitis develops rashes caused by jewellery or soaps that makes you feel uncomfortable. It’s not contagious and can result into blisters or painful cracks if not treated properly. There are three types of...

People who can get affected with Acne
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People who can get affected with Acne

Acne usually occurs when your lifestyle is not well managed. People who are on heavy dosage of medicines, constipated or suffering from PCOD could also get affected with acne.

Symptoms of Acne
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Symptoms of Acne

The symptoms of Acne are most visible on areas with the most oil glands. These areas include chest, back, neck and face. Here are a few symptoms that could lead to Acne: Pus filled pimples Blackheads and whiteheads Raised nodules

Causes of Acne
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Causes of Acne

The cause of acne is tough to comprehend. However, stress is one of the major factors that could make you prone to acne. Listed below are the various causes that could result into acne: When there is an increased production of hormones, your skin is forced to produce extra oil. This tends to make your...

What is Acne?
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What is Acne?

Acne, medically known as acne vulgaris, is a skin issue where the tiny hair follicles get blocked by the oily secretion released from the oil glands. There are different types of acne like blackheads, whiteheads, pimples or deep bumps. The common age of an acne occurrence is 13 years, and it might get worse for...

People who get affected with Trichotillomania
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People who get affected with Trichotillomania

Trichotillosis is a body-focused repetitive behaviour that can result into hair loss from any part of the body. This is more common among in females as compared to men. This particular disorder creates a strong desire in an individual to pull out their hair irrespective of their body parts. it is a chronic disease that...

Symptoms of Trichotillomania
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Symptoms of Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania is a disorder which creates a sudden urge to pull out your hair from various parts of body which includes scalp and eyebrows. It leads to a kind of anxiety followed by a sense of satisfaction once you pull out the hair. This disorder could arise due to various reasons. These reasons could vary...

Causes of Trichotillomania
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Causes of Trichotillomania

Trichotillosis is a body-focused repetitive behaviour that can result into hair loss from any part of the body. This is found more commonly in females as compared to men. This particular disorder creates a strong desire in an individual to pull out their hair irrespective of their body parts. it is a chronic disease that...

What is Trichotillomania?
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What is Trichotillomania?

Trichotillomania also known as trichotillosis refers to an impulsive-control disorder where an individual feels an uncontrollably strong urge to pull their hair either from their scalp, eyebrows or other body parts. It can be witnessed among infants but the peak age at which it generally starts is from the age of 9-13 years. It is...

People affected by dandruff
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People affected by dandruff

Dandruff refers to dry, white flakes of skin that you brush off your collar or shoulders. It is nothing but the shedding of dead skin cells from your scalp. Although it is harmless in nature, dandruff can be embarrassing and irritatingly itchy. It usually starts during young adulthood and continues through middle age. This doesn’t...

Symptoms of dandruff
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Symptoms of dandruff

Research has shown that dandruff is a very common scalp disorder that affects a large chunk of population who have achieved the age of puberty, of any gender, and ethnicity. The main problem is that your skin cells grow and die too quickly. Symptoms of dandruff are very easy to spot for most teens and...

Causes of dandruff
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Causes of dandruff

Dandruff can occur due to many causes. Here are some of the most common causes: Dry skin:Dry skin is one of the biggest and most common causes of dandruff formation. Seborrheic dermatitis: This could be another major cause for dandruff formation. Not cleaning:Scrubbing your often enough or not cleaning it all Shampooing your hair much...

What is Dandruff
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What is Dandruff

Dandruff refers to dry, white flakes of skin that you brush off your collar or shoulders. It is nothing but the shedding of shedding of dead skin cells from your scalp. Although it is harmless in nature, dandruff can be embarrassing and irritatingly itchy. Research has shown that dandruff is a very common scalp disorder...

People who can get affected with Alopecia
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People who can get affected with Alopecia

Alopecia is an auto immune hair disorder, which causes unpredictable patchy hair loss, and can be triggered at any given time, by a number of factors. Our approach helps strengthen your immunity system, and effectively treat this disorder by preventing further loss of hair and improving your natural hair growth. People who can get affected...

Symptoms of Alopecia
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Symptoms of Alopecia

Alopecia cannot be regarded as a serious medical disorder. However, it does make a difference to a person’s confidence and personality.  Most of the times, it is also referred as spot baldness, and usually begins when clumps of hair fall out resulting into totally smooth, bald patch. A person can get affected with Alopecia due...

Causes of Alopecia
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Causes of Alopecia

Alopecia also known as spot baldness usually begins when a bunch of hair strands start falling out thereby resulting into smooth, hairless patch. Alopecia cannot be cured but it can be treated. It is a highly unpredictable disease where the hair follicles become small and does not grow hair above the skin surface. It usually...

What is Alopecia?
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What is Alopecia?

Alopecia refers to a type of hair loss where your hair follicles are attacked by the body’s immune system. Also known as spot baldness, alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that frequently begins with one or more circular patches on the scalp. It is an unpredictable illness where the hair follicles become small and does...

People affected with Female-pattern baldness
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People affected with Female-pattern baldness

Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) has emerged as the preferred term for androgenetic alopecia in females that is characterized by a reduction in hair growth over the frontal scalps and crown. Fewer than 45% of women go through life with a full head of hair. It is commonly seen in women who are ageing. The...

Symptoms of female-pattern baldness
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Symptoms of female-pattern baldness

It is important to understand that female-pattern baldness is not a medical disorder. However, it might affect the self-esteem of the person and cause hesitation since the hair loss would be a permanent issue. There is no specific prevention for female-pattern baldness, but it is important to consult your primary medical advisor or dermatologist. Female...

Causes of female-pattern baldness
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Causes of female-pattern baldness

Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) has emerged as the preferred term for androgenetic alopecia in females that is characterized by a reduction in hair growth over the frontal scalps and crown. Fewer than 45% of women go through life with a full head of hair. Female hair loss is one of the most common disorders...

What is Female-pattern baldness?
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What is Female-pattern baldness?

Female pattern baldness refers to the thinning of hair due to reduction in the volume of hair or immense hair shedding. It generally occurs in women with androgenetic alopecia, or during post menopause when the level of hormones keeps fluctuating. When a person suffers from female-pattern baldness, the hair follicles shrink down over a period...

People affected by male pattern baldness
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People affected by male pattern baldness

There are a number of factors, other than gender, which can lead to, as well as increase one’s risk of suffering from male pattern baldness. They are as follows: When you’re in your teens You could be more vulnerable to male pattern baldness while you are still in your teens. However, it is more common...

Symptoms of male pattern baldness
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Symptoms of male pattern baldness

There are always a few warning signs that appear, before any the onset of any disorder or disease The same goes for male pattern baldness as well. So look out for these warning symptoms, they could help you recognise and treat the disorder as early as possible. It’s your hairline The typical pattern of male...

Causes of male pattern baldness
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Causes of male pattern baldness

The factors which can lead to male pattern baldness are as follows: Genetics Genes can be one of the major causes of male pattern baldness. Moreover, studies have shown that male pattern baldness is linked to male sex hormones referred to as androgens. These androgens perform various functions, which include regulating hair growth. Weakening of...

What is male pattern baldness?
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What is male pattern baldness?

Also referred to as male pattern hair loss (MPHL) or androgenic alopecia, one of the most common causes of hair loss, MPHL impacts up to 70% men and around 40% women at some point of time in their life. Men experience progressive hair loss at their temples and vertex, whereas women typically tend to see...

What to Eat and Avoid if you have Arthritis
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What to Eat and Avoid if you have Arthritis

Nutrition is an effective way to work your way through arthritis. Here’s a list of foods that you can eat and avoid if you have diabetes – What to eat Eat fish Include fish in your diabetes diet plan, especially steamed, poached or fish curry. Fish oils contain anti-inflammatory agents. According to a study, moderate...

What Are Bladder Infections?
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What Are Bladder Infections?

Bladder Infections, also known as Cystitis or Urinary Tract Infections, plague women more often than men. In fact, 50% of women are likely to be afflicted by this disease at some point of time in their lives. This is because of the structural makeup of the female urinary tract. Bacteria swim up the urethra (a...

Walk Your Way To Good Health During Arthritis
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Walk Your Way To Good Health During Arthritis

Food helps, nutrition supports, but one thing you should always remember is that nothing works better than exercise during arthritis. Once you consume nutrient-dense foods, exercise will help your body to make optimal use of those nutritional values. The first step if you want to get back on your toes is to exercise. Moreover, if...

The Truth About Body Odour
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The Truth About Body Odour

Everybody sweats, it’s only natural, but then why do some people stink? Most people wonder why they suffer from body odour despite maintaining utmost hygiene and bathing several times a day. In reality, sweat doesn’t smell. Tight clothing and humidity slow down evaporation and the sweat mixes with the bacteria thriving on the skin resulting...

The Perfect Drink For Dieters
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The Perfect Drink For Dieters

If people going on diet are looking for the ideal low calorie drinks, they can go in for buttermilk, jaljeera, coconut water, any of the vegetable juices such as tomato, cucumber, or spinach, and of course, pure plain water. Crash dieting can also lead to hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar). This is a condition where the...

Smell Like A Fish?
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Smell Like A Fish?

Believe it or not, but some people actually stink like a fish. This could probably be because of over-consumption of non-vegetarian foods in your diet. Animal proteins are rich in choline and some people are deficient in an enzyme, which metabolizes choline, giving the person a fish-like odour. Such people should eliminate all foods containing...

Nutrients That Help During Arthritis
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Nutrients That Help During Arthritis

Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate are compounds that promote joint cartilage repair and alleviate the symptoms of arthritis. You can go for Marine lipids such as cod liver oil or salmon oil since they contain Omega-3 fatty acids. They possess anti-inflammatory properties and provide substantial amounts of vitamin D (required for bone growth and vitamin A)....

7 Natural Remedies For Bladder Infections
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7 Natural Remedies For Bladder Infections

Soothing with cherries Eating a cup of cherries every two hours will help ease the burning sensation while passing urine. Garlic, the bacteria killer Garlic is a natural antibiotic. The allium content of garlic acts as an effective antifungal and antibacterial agent. Eating 4-5 cloves of raw garlic will help combat urinary infections. Finely chop...

Are You A Victim Of Dieting Disasters?
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Are You A Victim Of Dieting Disasters?

There are several reasons that give rise to dry itchy skin, especially when they follow fad diets. Itchy skin is a warning signal for multi-nutrient deficiencies or it could be an indication of adult onset diabetes. It is also seen in hypothyroid patients, especially in winter. An iron, B-complex, or EFA deficiency could be the...

Here’s Something About Arthritis
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Here’s Something About Arthritis

Arthritis is a rheumatic disease that plagues most people beyond the age of fifty. Arthritis can be really difficult to live with, as the pain is so unbearable, it practically immobilizes the person. Literally speaking, arthritis is an inflammation of the joints that causes pain, stiffness, and swelling. It refers to a number of disorders...

H2O-The Zero Calorie Drink
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H2O-The Zero Calorie Drink

One of the most economical and highly accessible slimming agents comes from nature in the form of fresh and pure water. This zero calorie drink is loaded with innumerable boons. Weight loss benefits of water  When consumed with high fiber foods, it makes the fiber swell giving the dieter a feeling of fullness, and stops...

Does Diet Help Those With Arthritis?
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Does Diet Help Those With Arthritis?

There are answers for arthritis in ancient folk medicine mostly revolving around diet. New medical discoveries now prove that some foods aggravate inflammation while others alleviate it. In some cases, eliminating certain foods has known to bring about some relief. However, in most cases, arthritis may be inherited and not really connected to diet. However,...

Dieting Disasters Lead To Sagging Skin
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Dieting Disasters Lead To Sagging Skin

One of the worst consequences incorrect dieting can bring about is sagging skin. Most women in their twenties and thirties have enough skin elasticity and hence, they rarely face this problem. However, post fifty, a lot of women experience sagging skin after a quick weight loss programme. This can certainly be avoided by taking vitamin,...

Alcohol And Dieting
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Alcohol And Dieting

Did you know that one regular peg or two ounces of gin, vodka, rum, or scotch contains about 150 calories? Even a four-ounce-glass of port wine is about 170 calories. Alcohol increases the secretion of hydrochloric acid and gastric juices in the stomach stimulating our appetite. It also strips the body of vital nutrients such...

5 Problems Owing To Dieting Disasters
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5 Problems Owing To Dieting Disasters

Leg cramps A calcium deficiency along with low potassium levels may lead to leg cramps. Supplementing these minerals along with vitamin E may help us get rid of leg cramps. Insomnia Can sometimes be a result of hunger. A lot of dieters tend to eat less at dinnertime. Another likely cause of insomnia is exercising...

8 Health Benefits Of Tomatoes
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8 Health Benefits Of Tomatoes

Tomato is an excellent and readily available health choice. Have it as a fruit/salad, or chop it and make it a part of your vegetable recipe, or just grind it into a paste and prepare soup or gravy. This sweet and tangy little vegetable, not only has an attractive red appearance but also is loaded...

Four Great Home Remedies For Dry Lips
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Four Great Home Remedies For Dry Lips

Dry lips are constantly chapped and sore. They keep peeling off and crack easily. Contributing factors majorly include weather, dehydration and smoking. This can lead to a painful condition if left untreated. Here are 4 simple home remedies to best treat dry lips. Sugar + honey Sugar exfoliates dead skin cells and honey will make...

6 Simple Tips For Daily Detox
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6 Simple Tips For Daily Detox

A mini detox can make a big difference in how you feel in the following weeks. Not only will you lose weight but will also reduce the extra water weight. Doing a quick cleanse will also rejuvenate your energy levels, improve your concentration and reduce our skin concerns. The thought behind this cleanse diet is to give your body a much-needed...

Powerful Health Benefits of Turmeric
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Powerful Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric is a quintessential ingredient in every Indian kitchen. Apart from adding flavor to food, there are numerous health benefits of turmeric, including weight loss. In fact, it is the primary and commonly added spice in most Indian dishes. A pinch of this yellow-colored spice, not only enhances the taste of the food but also...

Weight Gain Foods for Men
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Weight Gain Foods for Men

Strangely, just like weight loss, people do struggle to gain a few pounds as well. It has been medically proven that being underweight too can cause severe health problems. Usually, people tend to think that following a weight gain food plan will work. However, it requires the same amount of control and willpower as one would...

Healthy Tips For Glowing Skin
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Healthy Tips For Glowing Skin

Every girl dreams of having smooth, flawless skin and tries different beauty products available in the market. These products may give quick results but contain harsh chemicals that are not good for your skin. There are several natural home remedies for getting glowing skin. It is better to choose natural solutions, which Mother Nature has...

Tips To Solve Acne Problem
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Tips To Solve Acne Problem

Every woman wishes to have clear, blemish-free skin. However, the problem of acne may cause blemishes on the skin. Every woman wants to know how to get rid of acne. However, there is no fixed treatment or method that can help one instantly get rid of the problem. If one finds out the specific cause...

Daily Detox Tips For Women To Lose Weight
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Daily Detox Tips For Women To Lose Weight

Detoxification is your body’s best friend when it comes to weight loss! It will clean your system and prevent sickness. The best thing about a detox diet is that in addition to flushing toxins out your body and helping in weight loss, it will help you get that glowing skin that you’ve always dreamt of....

Tips for Dry Skin
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Tips for Dry Skin

Whether you have dry, oily, or sensitive skin it is important to take care of it. Among all the different skin types, dry skin is probably the most difficult one to deal with. People with dry skin are more prone to developing wrinkles at an early age, and may also suffer from thyroid disorders and...

Tips To Manage Dry Hair
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Tips To Manage Dry Hair

Dry hair is unmanageable. Most people experience the problem of dry and rough tresses, which also hampers their appearance. It is a common problem and occurs due to the frequent use of harsh shampoos, hair straightening devices, perms, blow dryers, pollution, and water containing chlorine. That said, many of these factors are unavoidable. However, there...

13 Foods That Fight Hair Loss
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13 Foods That Fight Hair Loss

Hair, refers to the thin structures, that grow out of the skin, particularly in a mass on the head. Our hair is important to our appearance, and an outward expression of our personal style. However, due to unhealthy eating habits, stressful lifestyles, dirt and pollution, it often gets dull, damaged and prone to breakage, owing...

Nutrient-Dense Food For Weight Loss
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Nutrient-Dense Food For Weight Loss

Our body draws energy from the food we eat. Eating nutrient dense food supplies our body with energy to carry out daily activities, and also aids weight loss. Excess sugar gets stored in the liver in the form of glycogen for future requirements. We reap what we sow, similarly, what we put into our mouth...

What Are Varicose Veins?
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What Are Varicose Veins?

Most women are likely to develop small and ropy varicose veins at some point in their lives. This often makes them self-conscious about how their legs look, to an extent that they force themselves to spend their entire summer clad in long pants and stockings. It is not easy for them to bare their legs...

Spice It Up For A Glowing Skin
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Spice It Up For A Glowing Skin

We all have to pay the price of living rushed and interesting lives. Your body gets diseased and your skin gets wrinkled if you don’t take care of it. Beautiful skin is an inside job. Have you ever seen an unhealthy person with a radiant glow? Your skin may appreciate some creams, gels and lotions....

Causes Of Skin Wrinkles
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Causes Of Skin Wrinkles

It is said that beauty is an inside job! Certain foods help the skin maintain its elasticity. If your skin is supple, your smiles or frowns can be rubbed off the face easily. However, if your skin becomes dry, you get smile lines or frown lines imprinted on your face. When skin loses elasticity: Wrinkles...

Superfoods For Weight Loss Post Pregnancy
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Superfoods For Weight Loss Post Pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the most important phases of every women’s life. You would have taken very good care to ensure that you get the right food with right nutrients while you were pregnant. You would have put on a lot of weight during your pregnancy. After your child’s delivery, it is time for you...

Skin Problems
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Skin Problems

Your skin can react to infections anywhere in your body. It can also react to the environmental toxins outside the body. It is vulnerable to many diseases. Internal factors such as an infection or external factors such as pollution, allergies etc, could cause skin disorders, which not only feel uncomfortable, but if left untreated, could...

Treatment Of PCOS
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Treatment Of PCOS

Suffering from PCOS? Whether you are suffering from PCOS or know someone who is suffering from this, then this article could be of great benefit to you. PCOD brings along a lot of health inconvenience for women and this leads to experimenting a lot of treatments on their health. The usually resort to those treatments...

Insulin And PCOD – What’s The Link?
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Insulin And PCOD – What’s The Link?

Insulin is a hormone that is produced by the beta cells, which are cells that are scattered throughout the pancreas. The insulin produced is released into the bloodstream and travels throughout the body. Insulin is an important hormone that has many actions within the body. Insulin also is important in regulating the cells of the...

5 Foods That Reduce Belly Fat
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5 Foods That Reduce Belly Fat

Belly fat refers to the accumulation of fat around your midsection. It is unappealing, undesirable and could also be a sign of obesity. However, adding the right foods to your diet might help. Here are 5 foods which help to reduce belly fat. Ginger Ginger root can be an excellent weight loss aid and is...

5 Tips For Healthy Hair
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5 Tips For Healthy Hair

Healthy and beautiful hair is something every woman wants. But sadly excess pollution, unhealthy diets, and our hectic lifestyles leave our hair dull, damaged, and lifeless. But beautiful hair is not out of your reach. Try our easy home remedies and fall in love with your hair all over again! Fancy Fenugreek Fenugreek works effectively to...

Sugar and Diabetes
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Sugar and Diabetes

Really, how can something that tastes so good, be so bad for our body? The idea that the consumption of sugar can have serious consequences on our body is simply indigestible, isn’t it? The bitter truth about sugar is that our human body was never designed to handle the atrocities of sugar. Sugar strains the organs...

Managing Type 2 Diabetes
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Managing Type 2 Diabetes

The most common cause of type 2 diabetes is eating too much of the wrong kind of carbohydrates. This is a path to self-destruction, eventually leading to high blood pressure, high triglyceride, and low HDL (good cholesterol). Other reasons include a genetic predisposition to the disease, stress, and a decrease in physical activity. Effective tips...

Best Nutrients to Manage High Blood Pressure
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Best Nutrients to Manage High Blood Pressure

When it comes to natural home remedies for high blood pressure, there are many options available, including ones related to diet, exercise, and other lifestyle factors. There are also several supplements that safely and effectively lower blood pressure naturally. Here are some of them that we highly recommend. Potassium Potassium has high blood pressure lowering...

Diabetic Diet & Foods. Do’s and Don’ts
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Diabetic Diet & Foods. Do’s and Don’ts

Diabetes mellitus is an acute metabolic disorder wherein the body is unable to convert sugars, starches, and other foods into usable energy. Most of the foods you eat are normally converted into a kind of sugar called glucose during the process of digestion. The bloodstream then transports this glucose throughout the body. The hormone, insulin, then converts glucose...

Excess Weight And Diabetes
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Excess Weight And Diabetes

Owing to our unhealthy lifestyles, we tend to eat food more for its entertainment value rather than its nutrient value. In fact, the distance between food on the table and natural food is increasing by the minute. We need to keep in mind that food devoid of fiber tends to create more hunger, forcing us...

Weight Loss Through Coconut Water
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Weight Loss Through Coconut Water

Why Drink Coconut Water Coconut trees are truly nature’s gift. It is a wonder tree where each part of it is useful for the mankind. The fresh coconut water and the flesh inside the coconut gives a full feeling in your stomach and is a healthy drink to consume whenever you lack energy. There are several...

Tips to diabetics who consume alcohol
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Tips to diabetics who consume alcohol

Alcohol is everywhere – at family gatherings, festivals, social outings, business dinners, and of course parties. You may choose to indulge or abstain as per your choice but if you are a diabetic, you need to understand the effects of drinking alcohol on diabetes and its complications, before making a choice. So, if you are...

Effects of Smoking and Caffeine on Diabetes
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Effects of Smoking and Caffeine on Diabetes

If you are a diabetic, you know that your body is unable to control blood sugar. So what do you do? You need to stay away from high glycemic index (simple carbohydrates) foods. Research has shown that smoking cigarette and consuming tobacco doubles the damage in diabetics by causing hardening of the arteries. Read more...

High Blood Pressure and Lifestyle
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High Blood Pressure and Lifestyle

In ancient times, in the primitive cultures, high blood pressure was unknown. We have brought about this health issue upon ourselves owing to modern lifestyle. Modernization has given us refined foods such as sugar, maida, refined oils, eating out frequently, inactivity, stress, overeating, smoking, excess alcohol intake, irregular eating and sleeping patterns. All this leads...

High BP – the Silent Killer
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High BP – the Silent Killer

The blood circulating in the blood vessels exerts a force on the wall of the vessel. If your arteries are narrow and rigid, there will be more pressure exerted on them by the pumping action of the heart. When the pressure is too high, it negatively impacts your health. High blood pressure can have symptoms...

Diabetes in children
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Diabetes in children

The irony is that ‘late-onset diabetes’ or type 2 diabetes is occurring to children at 13 who are simply eating too much junk food. This can shorten life span but the most important thing that you must know is that it is totally preventable. The best time to act is now. It is interesting to...

Why Is Belly Fat Dangerous?
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Why Is Belly Fat Dangerous?

If you have heard that belly fat is dangerous because it could lead to numerous health issues, you are absolutely right. The presence of excess belly fat is the biggest indication that you have visceral fat. Visceral fat is extremely dangerous and can affect your health even before you know it. Therefore, the best way...

Alcohol Consumption Guidelines For Diabetics
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Alcohol Consumption Guidelines For Diabetics

Here are a few important alcohol consumption guidelines that could be very useful for diabetics: Drinks low in sugar Select drinks that are lower in total alcohol and sugar content. If you use mixers in your drinks, choose ones that are sugar free, such as diet soft drinks, club soda, lime juice, or plain water....

What Is Visceral Fat?
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What Is Visceral Fat?

Biochemists refer to FAT as lipid and it is solid at room temperature. However, oil is liquid at room temperature. All fats and oil are made up of fatty acids. It is the individual fatty acids that make all the difference to our health. This makes a good case for understanding good and bad fats....

6 Best Ways To Manage Acne
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6 Best Ways To Manage Acne

Severe cases of acne may require medical supervision, but in mild cases, over-the-counter pimple creams work. However, what works best is a little bit of awareness and slight modifications to your lifestyle and diet. Watch your diet What you eat reflects on your skin. There is no conclusive study to prove it. But diet influences hormones, which...

Vitamin E To Boost Immunity
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Vitamin E To Boost Immunity

The key defender against free radical attacks, vitamin E revs up the infection-fighting ability and body’s protective mechanisms against infection attacks. It prevents premature aging and clogging of arteries thereby arresting the progression of heart disease and stroke. Foods high in vitamin E are as follows: Almonds Peanuts Vegetable oils Cashew nuts However, it’s preferable...

Vitamins E & Vegetables For Managing Cholesterol
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Vitamins E & Vegetables For Managing Cholesterol

To manage or lower the levels of cholesterol in your body, it is important to eat Vitamin-E rich foods. You can add almonds, dried apricots, cooked spinach, hazelnut, broccoli, pistachios, red bell peppers, green olives, and avocados in your cholesterol diet. Foods for Managing Cholesterol Garlic It is also well-known for managing cholesterol. So, you can add...

Lifestyle And Immunity
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Lifestyle And Immunity

How you treat your body defines how healthy you are. Lack of rest, exercise and sleep compromise immune function and increase your susceptibility to ailments. Exercise Light to moderate exercises strengthens your body and keeps the illnesses away. Adequate sleep and rest are equally important. One must try and get at least eight hours of...

5 Ways To Get A Glowing Skin
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5 Ways To Get A Glowing Skin

Does looking at that gorgeous woman in a commercial advertisement make you wish for a similar glowing skin? Of course, you would be wishing for that, but either due to hectic routine, improper sleep or unhealthy diet, your desire for getting a healthy skin has taken a back seat. Leave your worries behind and try these 5...

17 Ways To Prevent Getting Varicose Veins
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17 Ways To Prevent Getting Varicose Veins

Arrest the causative factors before you allow varicose veins to make your legs their home. Some of these steps can prevent their appearance: If you are overweight, try to lose the weight. Sitting or standing in the same position increases susceptibility to varicose veins. So, move around at regular intervals to improve blood circulation. Practice...

How Fiber Curbs Cholesterol
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How Fiber Curbs Cholesterol

One of the easiest ways to fight cholesterol is to increase the intake of soluble fibre. This can be found in abundance in plant foods, especially fresh, raw and unpeeled fruits and vegetables. Soggy, overcooked vegetables lose a lot of their fibre value. Fibrous foods Researchers consider pectin (found in apples) to be the best-known form of soluble fibre. Hence, apples...

9 Tips To Treat Skin Rashes
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9 Tips To Treat Skin Rashes

The summer heat can cause many annoying skin problems, such as dry skin, boils etc. So here are 9 simple tips to treat skin rashes: Coconut oil Coconut oil has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and helps soothe rash and treats inflamed skin. Water Drink a minimum of 8 to 10 glasses of water every day...

4 Home Remedies For Oily Skin
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4 Home Remedies For Oily Skin

When the sebaceous glands in the skin produce excess sebum, it results in the accumulation of oil, thus making the skin oily. Oily skin can lead to other skin issues such as acne, skin irritation and blackheads. Try these easy home remedies to get rid of your oily skin permanently. Egg white + lime juice Lime juice...

Get Strong from Within
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Get Strong from Within

One of the most important applications of good nutrition is that it keeps our immune system strong. Genetically all of us are born with a certain level of vitality or bio-energy. However, certain lifestyle and diet factors could lead our immunity to diminish, making us prone to sickness and ill health. However, one can enhance immunity naturally...

9 Tips To Prevent Premature Wrinkles
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9 Tips To Prevent Premature Wrinkles

Sip up a vegetable juice Drink a glass of vegetable juice like carrot (1) + cucumber (1) + beetroot (1) or fruit juice like orange (1) + sweet lime (2) juice every day. These juices provide your body with antioxidants such as vitamin C & A and bioflavonoids, which help the body to fight against...

Subcutaneous, Good and Bad Fat
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Subcutaneous, Good and Bad Fat

Subcutaneous fat is the fatty or adipose tissue present immediately under the layers of the skin. Subcutaneous means “under the skin.” It includes not only fatty tissues but also blood vessels, which provide the skin with oxygen, and nerves. Subcutaneous fat acts like a shock absorber, serving to cushion our skin against any trauma, and also stores energy, which the body utilizes during times of...

Homocysteine Diet
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Homocysteine Diet

Homocysteine is an amino acid and breakdown product of protein metabolism that, when present in high concentrations, has been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. Have your vitamin B Vitamin B is very good to douse your homocysteine levels. Taking those three vitamins is the first step. You need to take...

8 Best Ways To Fight Those Ugly Varicose Veins
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8 Best Ways To Fight Those Ugly Varicose Veins

To prevent and maintain varicose veins, you need to strengthen the walls of your veins. Since nothing can beat proper diet & exercise, below are some natural measures that can be easily employed. Simply try and follow the below-given points to get amazing results. Try to lose weight Many people have experienced a dramatic improvement...

Fish & Chickpeas For Cholesterol
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Fish & Chickpeas For Cholesterol

High cholesterol and diet go hand in hand. If you consume a healthy diet high in fruits and vegetables, and low in junk food, your cholesterol levels should be under control. However, if you consume a diet high in junk food and low on healthy foods, you may soon fall victim to high cholesterol. Junk...

7 Common Culprits that Cause Acne
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7 Common Culprits that Cause Acne

The exact cause of acne is not known, but androgens, oily skin, and heredity do play a big role in the development of acne. Here are a few common culprits that can cause acne: Heredity If both parents have a history of acne, their offspring might develop a tendency as well. Menstrual cycles Women experience...

4 Best Spices To Include In Your Diet To Improve Skin
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4 Best Spices To Include In Your Diet To Improve Skin

Turmeric Using turmeric is a natural and inexpensive way to look after your skin. We know that it is applied on the arms and face of a bride before her marriage to make her skin soft and supple. Besides this, turmeric is one of the most commonly used spices in any Indian cuisine. It is...

6 Ways to Beat Warts
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6 Ways to Beat Warts

Take vitamin supplements One of the most important nutrients to build the immune system is vitamin A. Taking vitamin A in supplemental form as well as natural form (carrot juice) helps by building up immune function. Moreover, one can get rid of most of the warts effectively. Cooked turnip greens and mustard greens, spinach, fresh...

Fiber It Up For Cholesterol
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Fiber It Up For Cholesterol

Dietary fibre refers to the indigestible part of plant-based foods. These parts contain substances such as cellulose, pectin and lignin, which are resistant to the action of digestive enzymes. Types of Dietary Fibre Fibre is essential for aiding digestion, lowering high cholesterol levels and managing weight. Also, similar to cholesterol, which is found in the body...

What are Essential Fatty Acids (EFA)
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What are Essential Fatty Acids (EFA)

Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) are pivotal for the normal growth and development of our body. However, the fact is that makes them crucial is that the human body does not manufacture them. Thus, the only way to acquire them is through Health Total diet. The Essential Fatty Acids Two major classifications of EFA include Omega-6...

When Your Body Is Screaming For Attention
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When Your Body Is Screaming For Attention

Does your stomach feel bloated all the time? Do you suffer from acidity and digestion?  After a late night, especially after drinking alcohol, do you wake up the next morning with a headache?  Do you also suffer from major sugar cravings, a low immunity?  Your tongue remains coated and you feel irritable all the time.  You come back from...

Olive Oil Health Benefits – Cholesterol-Friendly Olive
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Olive Oil Health Benefits – Cholesterol-Friendly Olive

Cholesterol is a waxy fat-like substance which is produced naturally by the human liver. Cholesterol is found in two types, mainly HDL (high-density lipoproteins) or good cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoproteins) or bad cholesterol. The primary functions of cholesterol include the production bile, hormones and vitamin D, which is required for the healthy functioning of the body. Thus,...

3 Main Culprits of Eczema
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3 Main Culprits of Eczema

Here are three most common culprits that cause eczema: It’s in the genes Eczema is an allergic condition passed down from generation to generation. Nevertheless, as soon as signs of eczema occur, scan your diet for the offender that triggers the allergy. People suffering from eczema might also have experienced bouts of asthma or hay...

Cholesterol and Diet: What’s the Connection?
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Cholesterol and Diet: What’s the Connection?

High cholesterol and diet go hand in hand. If you consume a healthy diet, high in fruits and vegetables and low in junk food, your cholesterol levels should be under control. However, if you consume a diet high in junk food and low on healthy food items, you may soon fall victim to high cholesterol....

10 Tips For Glowing Skin And Good Health
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10 Tips For Glowing Skin And Good Health

We have all entered this world with a flawless complexion. Glowing skin is the hallmark of beauty. This article provides natural tips for getting a glowing skin. As we grow older our skin is bound to age but time is not your skins greatest enemy. Sun exposure, smoking, poor diet, environmental toxins, excess alcohol consumption,...

Preserve Your Immunity
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Preserve Your Immunity

As you cross the age of 40, your immune functions start declining. If you are leading the life of regular Mumbaikar-rushing out to work in the morning, travelling the length of Mumbai; irregular meal timings, too many meals out, partying and eating restaurant meals, drinking and leading a sedentary life style-this information should be of...

Blood Clots And Our Heart
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Blood Clots And Our Heart

One of the single greatest determinants of whether you will suffer a heart attack or a stroke is the way your blood clots. The viscosity of the blood, its stickiness and its tendency to form clots are important factors that can be averted to save you from a cardiovascular tragedy. Healing power of food At...

What Is Acidosis?
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What Is Acidosis?

This is a condition when the body chemistry becomes overly acidic. The pH values of saliva may go down to 6.0 and below. This can be easily tested by using a litmus paper. Testing for Acidosis Test your saliva on an empty stomach preferably on waking up. You can also test saliva one hour after...

Soluble Fiber for Cholesterol
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Soluble Fiber for Cholesterol

Dietary fiber refers to the roughage or indigestible portion of food derived from plants. Dietary fiber can be broken down into two main components, namely insoluble fiber, and soluble fiber. Insoluble fiber, also known as bulking fiber is the one which does not dissolve in water. Instead, it absorbs water as it moves through the...

7 Things A Woman Who Suffers From PCOD Should Know
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7 Things A Woman Who Suffers From PCOD Should Know

PCOS has become a common issue among women and the cases have just been increasing regularly. Most of the times, women suffering from PCOD tend to take their health and the issue very lightly. They fail to take into consideration how PCOD can affect them. To help you get a better understanding, our health experts have pointed...

Heartburn – Say No To Oily Foods
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Heartburn – Say No To Oily Foods

Oily foods should be avoided since fried stuff triggers heartburn. Any high-fat milkshakes, cheese generously spread on bread, fried rice and biryanis should be avoided as well. Such foods delay gastric emptying as a result of which they stay longer in the stomach than low-fat foods. This results in them flowing up into the esophagus, which causes heartburn. Raw onions...

Boost Your Immunity The Natural Way
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Boost Your Immunity The Natural Way

Do you ever wonder as to why you are the first one to be affected by the slightest change in weather or food binge at the local chaat stall and most of your friends seem to be doing fine? Our immunity is not only a result of good genetics, but a lot depends on stress,...

6 Top Reasons Leading to Varicose Veins
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6 Top Reasons Leading to Varicose Veins

Heredity Heredity is one of the main risk factors for developing varicose veins, responsible for 80% of varicose vein disease. In fact, the risk of developing varicose veins doubles if both parents have the condition. Obesity Excess weight places undue pressure on your legs. This weakens the walls of your veins, causing them to lose...

Restoring pH Levels
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Restoring pH Levels

Acidity is catabolic (breaks down) in nature. It is for this reason that it brings about chronic fatigue, low immunity, irritability, and mood swings.  Therefore, it is important to restore the pH levels in the body as continuing to have an acidic state would precipitate disease sooner or later.  The human body has self-healing powers. All...

Risks of Ignoring Cholesterol
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Risks of Ignoring Cholesterol

High cholesterol generally does not have any particular symptoms. In most cases, the occurrence of emergency events such as a heart attack or stroke might be the only true symptom of high cholesterol, which might have accumulated over time. High cholesterol leads to the formation of plaque in our arteries and that is typically when...

What To Eat If You Are Diabetic
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What To Eat If You Are Diabetic

What to Eat If you wish to keep blood sugar levels under control then incorporate more fiber, whole grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, and a variety of fruits, and vegetables into your diet. You can also take a tablespoon of isabgol to increase your fiber intake. Eat sprouts every day. They are rich in protein, calcium, and nutrients...

Importance Of Diet For Acid-Alkali Balance
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Importance Of Diet For Acid-Alkali Balance

Apart from stress levels, exercise and other aspects of lifestyle, your diet can profoundly influence this delicate acid-alkali balance. What to Eat, What to Avoid! Acidosis can be prevented by increasing intake of alkaline based foods. Some foods leave an acidic residue thus increasing the acidity of the blood. Here is a list of foods which lead to increased...

Don’t Let Your Heart Burn
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Don’t Let Your Heart Burn

If your stomach is on fire and this spreads up to your throat, you can put it down to what you have eaten.  Yes, there are people who are naturally prone to heartburn but in most cases, it is not so. There is no deciding age and it is not limited to old age alone. Understanding Acidity Most...

Boost Immunity With Mushrooms
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Boost Immunity With Mushrooms

The popularity of mushrooms has soared in recent times. From gourmet cuisines to home cooked meals, mushrooms are a much-revered food group. They are highly valued by Chinese for its medicinal properties. According to Chinese medicine, mushrooms contribute to increased immunity and promote conversion of cancer cells to normal cells. This is because they contain...

5 Simple Tips To Maintain Healthy Lifestyle During PCOD
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5 Simple Tips To Maintain Healthy Lifestyle During PCOD

PCOD is one of the leading reasons for obesity, infertility and irregular menstrual cycles. Though women across the globe suffer from this disorder, treatment for each woman might vary. At Health Total, we design a treatment based on a woman’s specifications. These specifications refer to her body type, genetic functions, medical background and taste preference. Our...

What Is Perimenopause?
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What Is Perimenopause?

Perimenopause or pre-menopause is a relatively new term coined in the last twenty years by the medical community to describe symptoms caused by normal hormonal fluctuations that occur as a woman moves closer to her menopause. These symptoms can be broad-ranging and diffuse and differ for every woman, causing a lot of confusion and anxiety....

Menopause Complications
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Menopause Complications

After menopause, your risk of certain medical conditions increases. Examples include:  Heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) disease When your estrogen levels decline, your risk of cardiovascular disease increases. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women as well as in men. So, it’s important to get regular exercise, eat a healthy diet and...

4 Vitamins That Help You Fight PCOD
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4 Vitamins That Help You Fight PCOD

PCOD/PCOS is a health disorder characterised by hormonal imbalance and unreasonable weight gain. Women who get diagnosed with this disorder have insulin resistance, that leads to a lack of ovulation and their inability to get pregnant. In such cases, it is important to keep a track of your lifestyle, as well as include essential nutrients and...

pH Factor – The Key To Good Health
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pH Factor – The Key To Good Health

The balance of acid and alkaline states in the body is an essential factor in the maintenance of good health. The pH factor indicates the acidity and alkalinity of the body. The acid-alkaline state is crucial to determine disease states and plays a vital role in body chemistry. It is this balance that affects whether or not we are...

Menopause And Weight Gain
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Menopause And Weight Gain

If you are in the process of going through menopause, you might have been noticing a few extra pounds around your waist lately. Well, there is no need to worry because you are definitely not alone. One the most noticeable symptoms of menopause seems to be weight gain and a change in the overall shape...

Inflammation And Menopause
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Inflammation And Menopause

Changing levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone have a role to play in age-related inflammation. We still don’t understand all the connections, but it appears that a decrease in estrogen corresponds with a rise in the cytokines interleukin-1 and interleukin-6. This changes the rate at which new bone is formed, a leading indicator of osteoporosis....