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
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...
Heart is the most vital organ of the body and of paramount importance in efficient functioning of all other organs and the body’s proper functioning. And the truth is heart health or heart disease can’t be cured by medicines (though they may help you control it), it is your daily lifestyle and habits that play an important role in keeping your heart healthy. Some risk factors for heart disease like age, heart problem in family, etc. are not in your control, but others like weight management (being overweight), smoking, and unhealthy diet and unhealthy lifestyle choices is something in your control and things which you must change. What Benefits of a heart-friendly lifestyle Lowers Blood Pressure Lowers risk of diabetes Lowers the levels of bad cholesterol and blood fat (
There are over 65 million people with diabetes in India and far more peoples with pre-diabetes (the stage before diabetes with higher than normal blood sugar levels and pre-diabetic HbA1C readings). Diabetes has become a lot more common in the younger generation, esp between 20-40 years, and the diabetic population in India is said to cross 100 million by 2035, but why? The answer is our genetic framework and our lifestyle. As most of us move towards urbanization, our bodies take a toll with our demanding and busy lifestyles. Our bodies are designed for movement, our ancestors used to be gatherers & huntsmen and, unlike what we are now, they used to be constantly on the move in search of food and basic necessities. They used to live on simple foods and lead a healthier ...
Navratras (nine nights), are 8-9 days of fasting, prayers and rituals for the Gods, observed twice a year. While, there must be an astrological significance, its occurrence with harvest time may not be a coincidence. Both these, are times when crops are harvested. Grains and cereals are worshiped in the form of grass and eating them is avoided. Do speak to our experienced dieticians to ensure you take a healthy diet during this festive period. Traditionally a fruit based diet is observed and these fasts are more about eating alternate foods than true abstinence from food. The usual range of cereals like rice, wheat and millets are replaced by alternate cereals such as buckwheat, chestnut, sago, amaranth and a special variety of rice, known as samak rice ( Barnyard millet). Amaran
Developing healthier habits is one of the keys to quit smoking. What else are the other keys? - ‘Social Support’. Humans are creatures of habit, but we are also social animals and having supportive people around you can make a world of difference in your success of being smoke free. That’s because caring and supportive relationships allow you to share your successes and challenges, reduce stress, get encouragement and assistance, and avoid smoking triggers and cravings through distractions. With social support, you will feel more motivated through your quit period and optimistic about reaching your goal of a life without smoke. So don’t go at it alone ask people to help you quit! Here are some of the ways you can get social support on your quit journey: Family & Fri
Aloe secretes a minimum of half-dozen organic antiseptics, that happen to be capable of destroying fungus, harmful bacteria, and also germs and viruses. Also, it is considered to be useful for curing injuries and burns, minor skin disease, abnormal growths, all forms of diabetes, increased blood fats in human beings, nastier and on-going disorders like genital herpes, eczema, skin psoriasis , dandruff, skin ulcers, blisters, and so on. Here are 40 Ways To Use Aloe Vera:- Pamper yourself to a soothing body rub. Slice aloe leaves lengthwise and use the inner sides as a biodegradable body scrub in the shower. Treat burns from minor mishaps in the kitchen—from grease splatters or hot utensils. For more major kitchen mishaps like a scald, mix some aloe gel and vitamin E
Mothers play multiple roles to meet the obligations of work, family and society. They have an important role in influencing health decisions of entire families (from infants to the elderly) and shoulder the responsibility for their mental and physical well-being, especially children. Given these demands on their time, working mothers are known to compromise their personal health. The dual responsibility of work and home prevents them from taking time for relaxation and exercise. This is especially true of young mothers who may not have family or reliable external support. While it is important to pursue career aspirations, it is equally important for women to maintain good health. Here are six simple steps to stay healthy: Eat balanced meals. Eating healthy food like fruit...