Vitamin D, also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’, is one of the most vital components required by our body. It is amazing how our bodies can produce vitamin D naturally when directly exposed to sunlight. We can also get it through certain foods and supplements to ensure adequate levels of vitamin D. A full body checkup can help in understanding if you have a vitamin D deficiency. It helps in fighting various diseases, helps weight loss and even reduces depression. The Amazing Benefits of Vitamin D Vitamin D has many surprising benefits. Not many people know that it helps to regulate phosphorus as well as calcium. Furthermore, Vitamin D actually plays a crucial role in stabilizing our entire immune system. From bones to teeth, Vitamin D deficiency can cause bone abnormalities such
Just like diabetes, thyroid disease is caused by a hormonal imbalance, although the hormones involved are different. Thyroid disorders are mostly related to either an overproduction of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism) or an underproduction (hypothyroidism). It is highly advisable to get a thyroid health checkup as well as a diabetes health checkup regularly. Talk to your doctor to get an appropriate advice. The link between Thyroid and Diabetes - The thyroid problem is more common in women than in men and around 7 percent of the population has some type of thyroid disease. People with type 2 diabetes would have a 12 percent chance of developing thyroid disorder and people with type 1 have an approximate 1-in-3 chance, which is quite high. Because of the high risk o...
Are you suffering from daily fever? Are you gaining unknown weight every week? Are you worried how will you survive with multiple health issues in old age? Well, Hindustan Wellness is the one-stop solution to your healthcare needs. The facility has its own NABL lab, has a spectrum of healthcare professionals, diet counselors and experts for daily medical counseling to prevent disease which is existing or might occur in future. “Prevention is better than cure.” We all have heard this quote many times in our lives. This truth has led to the boom in the healthcare industry. Presently, the city is bombarded with various preventive health care facilities which specialize in offering preventive health packages across the globe. One of the oldest names in the industry is Hindustan Welln
“Individuals spend one-third of their life at the workplace.”- World Health Organization Increasingly, more and more organizations are realizing the significance of employees wellness at work. This has led to several companies coming up with corporate health checkups to not just enhance productivity but also employee retention. “Happy employees are more productive.” – Metlife Corporate Wellness Programs if conducted correctly, are ideal for maintaining absolutely refined behaviors at workplace. What Corporate Wellness Programs Exactly are? We all know that workplaces of today are already bombarded with plenty of perks, benefits, and facilities for employees. These include flexible work hours, free conveyance, free meals, maternity and paternity breaks, and so on. Thes
At a glance Common symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, a cold sweat and neck, back, stomach or jaw pain. Women need to take care too — when they reach menopause their risk of a heart attack risk rises, and they can be more damaging than for men. To lower your risk, stop smoking, eat well, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, keep active, manage your weight and reduce stress and alcohol. Recognising the signs of a heart attack Heart disease is one of our biggest killers today. But many of us don't know enough about the signs and risks. It's important for both men and women to learn to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack and get help fast if they think they need it. There's also much we can all do to lower our risk
Life is stressful by its very nature and almost all of us feel stressed at some point. The most common causes are work, money and family. It doesn't have to be a crisis that creates stress; it's often the day-to-day physical demands and emotions that come with coping with life's challenges. Other situations that cause stress include pregnancy, change, retirement and social isolation. Sometimes it's just too much happening at once between work, family and personal responsibilities. And, of course, the holidays add stress — with extra time spent with family, lack of exercise, too many activities and memories of happier holidays. Why Bother about Stress? When stress builds up, it can damage your mood, interfere with your sleep, lower your concentration and negatively affect your rela
At a glance Strokes are one of the world's biggest killers today, and a leading cause of disability — so it's important to understand what causes them. In a stroke, a blockage or burst blood vessel deprives an area of your brain of its blood supply, causing vital brain tissue to die. To reduce your risk, stop smoking, lower your stress, keep fit, eat a healthy diet, manage diabetes and control your blood pressure. Understanding the cause of strokes Strokes are one of the world's biggest killers today, and a leading cause of severe disability. Every five minutes someone in the UK has a stroke. And nearly one in four men and one in five women aged 45 can expect to have a stroke if they live to 85. However, knowledge is power. When we understand what causes strokes, and how
Women have an ingrained tendency of self-neglect and it is nowhere more profound than in the case of health and diet. Women in general tend to ignore regular health checkup due to myriad reasons ranging from ignorance, lethargy or just not taking self-health seriously enough. But, it is high time to accept the fact that health and happiness of family is integrally entwined with our health and happiness. We have listed below 8 most essential preventive health tests which women must undertake regularly to stay fit, healthy and happy and ensure the same for the family as well. High Resolution Mammography Ultrasound-to detect breast cancer: It is highly recommended that women in the reproductive age should get breast mammography done at least once a year to detect early signs of breas
Hypertension is a very common lifestyle disease and according to WHO statistics, one in every 3 person suffers from Hypertension or High Blood Sugar. The measurement of the force by which heart throws blood in arteries is called Blood pressure. The higher the pressure, the more the force with which blood runs through arteries Lifestyle is one of the most important factor that can both cause and cure high Blood Pressure. High blood pressure increases the risk of heart attacks and it is very important to keep the BP under control. Some minor lifestyle changes and home remedies can control the blood pressure level. Some simple steps to lower your blood pressure are: Regular exercise: Regular exercise is the best thing to do in order to reduce high Blood Pressure. Regular exe...
At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty the wit; at forty the judgment - Benjamin Franklin 40 is that wonderful junction of your life when most of the madness of 20s and 30s seems to settle and you are at peace with life. Your family and career finally seems to be on track and crying kids seems to be story of past. But, ironically 40 is also a time when your body demands more of your care and attention, and if you ignore the tell-tale signs now, you are sure to bring yourself major health issues. The careless days of youth slightly ebbing, one really needs to do away with unhealthy diet and lifestyle habits of the previous decade to stay and feel young and healthy. So of the habits that really needs to be taken care of now are: Taking food cravings lightly It is very...