‘Nearly 85% of cardiac arrests happen outside hospital’ The incidence and rates of sudden cardiac arrests are high in India and survival rates low. About 70% of cardiac arrest cases are due to arteries filled. In the last decade, the number of cases of cardiac arrest has suddenly increased. Coming to the cardiac arrest without any warning makes it even more dangerous. By knowing about the cardiac arrest, we can save ourselves from this accident. Let's know the difference between cardiac arrest, heart attack and heart failure. What is a cardiac arrest? The cardiac arrest is caused by the sudden interruption in the heartbeat. In most cases it is murderous. Due to the change in the heart beat thrust, our heart is not able to pump blood properly. As soon as the blood pump stops
We all like to take care of our home, car and other precious commodities in our daily life. So why not maintain the biggest gift of all – our health? It’s certainly not wise to take your body’s abilities for granted. Just like you take care of your beloved personal belongings, make sure to give time to the precious wonder of your mind and body. Although the prospect of living a long and healthy life is reason enough to get a regular health checkup, there are additional reasons why it would be greatly beneficial to your mind, body, and life. Here are some informative reasons why a regular health checkup is important, even if you are healthy. Preventing harmful diseases There are multiple diseases that are transferrable from person to person as well as the ones resulting due t
Are you going through a persistent illness but do not its cause? Do you plan to get a health checkup but avoid due to multiple personal reasons? A full body health checkup is creating a holistic picture of an individual’s overall physical health status. In this blog, we have highlighted how a preventive full body checkup can help to the detect symptoms of almost all illnesses a body might encounter. Is your daily schedule flooded with personal and professional responsibilities? Do you often feel extremely exhausted, short of breath or simply feel like leaving your job? Is your tired body making you so ill that you sometimes feel the urgency to call a doctor but avoid it because of laziness or exasperation? Well, we are here to enlighten you up with preventive health measures which c
90% of women are working right now. This figure indicates that women are no longer surviving in the four walls of a home but they have indeed left a benchmark by taking big steps in the corporate world too. They are dedicatedly working as leaders, managers and equally taking the best care of their families at home. Now, when we talk about their health, it needs inevitable care. Women who are being the strongest part of our society must take proper care of their health too for which blood tests have been designed. A women health checkup determines any existing illness in the body of a woman. Likewise, there are various blood tests we suggest all women must undertake; Blood Sugar Test: Blood Sugar Tests or Glucose Tests are conducted to measure the volume of glucose (sugar) in the blo...
At a glance Obesity affects billions of people around the world and is a risk factor for heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, diabetes, cancers and more. To calculate your BMI, divide your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared — over 25 may be overweight, and over 30 obese. Your waist circumference is also used to measure obesity — over 40 inches for a man and 35 inches for a woman is considered obese. Measuring obesity According to the World Health Organisation, worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980. It's one of the leading causes of preventable deaths across the globe, and is showing no sign of slowing down. In this fact sheet you can learn why obesity is so dangerous, and how to calculate whether your weight is considered overwe
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 To lower your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and more you need to eat a healthy diet and get plenty of exercise. Avoid fatty foods, and choose lean meat poultry and fish — and make sure you eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Watch your calorie intake and try to fit in 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on most — if not all days of the week. Eat well for a healthy weight We all need to eat to live. And yet if we're not careful, our diets could kill us. It's more and more common today to rely on a diet that is packed with too much fat, salt, and sugar. And not enough fruit, vegetables, whole grains and fibre. Combine this with too little exercise and you have the perfect recipe for heart disease, high blood pressure, di
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
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...