Obesity and Cardiac Arrest in the young

A sudden cardiac arrest is the result of defective electrical activity of the heart. Patients may have little or no warning, and the disorder usually causes instantaneous death. A heart attack -- myocardial infarction -- typically is caused by clogged coronary arteries that reduce blood flow to the heart muscle.

Occasionally, a combination of medications being taken together, react with each other are absorbed into the body differently and that can cause imbalance.

Cholestrol and the heart

The common causes of high cholesterol are an unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity, and smoking. Eating foods rich in saturated fats, trans fats, and easily digested carbohydrates boost LDL.

Second-Hand Smoke too damages the heart

Exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke has immediate adverse effects on the cardiovascular system and can cause coronary heart disease and stroke. Further, the smoke interferes with the normal functioning of the heart, blood, and vascular systems, increasing the risk of having a heart attack.

Hypertension- the silent killer!

High blood pressure is often called the “silent killer” because a person with High BP, may not experience any symptoms. It could take years or even decades for the condition to reach levels that are severe enough for the symptoms to become obvious.

Asthma Emergency

Asthma Emergency A severe asthma attack could be life-threatening. In case of an asthma flare-up, the symptoms worsen, demanding an immediate medical attention. Recognise the signs of an asthma attack.

7 ways to keep your eyes healthy this summer

Here are a few tips you should follow to keep your eyes healthy and infection-free, during the summers While swimming, wear swimming goggles to prevent chlorine allergies and swimming pool conjunctivitis, which is caused by the chlorine that is added to the water to keep the water clean. Invest in a good pair of sunglasses... Continue Reading →

5 Habits for a healthy back

Maintaining the correct posture is very important for a healthy back. A chair with good lumbar support and a firm seat should be chosen. A small pillow between the lower back and the chair can help in avoiding back pain. The workspace should be arranged smartly, to avoid a lot of twisting while reaching out for frequently used items.

6 simple ways to take care of your Heart

The risk of heart diseases is increasing gradually. Sedentary lifestyle, poor eating habits, and physical inactivity are major contributors to the increased risk of heart diseases. To reduce risk, there is a need to keep the heart fit and healthy.

A guide to help you detect health problems early when they are most treatable. Your doctor can modify or add to these recommendations based on your medical history and personal risk factors.

Joint Replacement

People with severe joint pain, limitation in movements,  stiffness, weakness of muscle,  limp, or a swelling are considered for joint replacement surgery . In advanced stages, patients may have trouble with regular activities such as walking, climbing stairs, putting on shoes, and getting into and out of cars.

PHYSICAL REHABILITATION POST STROKE

The goal of stroke rehabilitation is to help patients to re learn skills which are lost and to help them to regain independence and improve quality of life. Rehabilitation depends on the severity of stroke. Rehabilitation starts in hospital as soon as possible following a stroke and is continued on a long term basis. Rehabilitation doesn't reverse the effects of stroke but helps build capacity and confidence so that the patient can continue with activities of daily living with no or minimal help and thus improve the quality of life.

Sandhigata vata (Osteoarthritis)

Guggulu and Shallaki with various herbal combinations are used in Ayurved to treat Arthritis. The guggulu (Commiphera mukul ) and Shallaki (Boswelia serrata) are excellent anti inflammatory medicines which reduce the swelling and pain in the joints. These medicines help in Aampachan and thus reduce the pain and swelling . Various heat treatments such as Patrapottali swedan, Bashpa swedan, Valuka pottali swedan  help to reduce the stiffness in the joints and relieve the musculoskeletal pain.

Role of physiotherapy in osteoarthritis

Physiotherapist follow the Principe of "use it or loose it". Early diagnosis and effective treatment of injuries, complete rehabilitation should decrease the risk of osteoarthritis. Thus holistic approach of physical therapy can be summed up in one word Oath(Oa- osteoarthritis and Th- treatment in harmony)

PREVENTION / DELAYING PROGRESSION OF OSTEOARTHRITIS

Prevention / Delaying  progression of  Osteoarthritis Weight checks Within BMI limits of 18.5 - 25. Exercise Regular exercise maintains a good joint range and mobility; especially non-contact sports like swimming / cycling. Elderly should avoid squatting and sitting crossed legged Avoid injuries If present, get them treated at the earliest. Adequate rest after strenuous workouts... Continue Reading →

Two decades ago Alzheimer's disease was considered relatively rare in the Indian sub-continent, however going by the current number of patients afflicted (more than 4 millions), the condition demands awareness, attention ,treatment and added institutional care centers.

Alzheimer's is a neurodegenerative dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behaviour. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

When should you wash your hands?

As Monsoon arrives, it could also bring with it higher probabilities of catching an infection.It is important to keep your hands clean at all times to reduce the possibility of catching infection to the bare minimum.

Ayurveda Tips for Ritu Sandhi

The transition period between the ritus is called Ritu Sandhi. It is a period of fifteen days. The last seven days of the ending season and the first seven days of the beginning season.

What is Hypothroidism

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the body lacks sufficient thyroid hormone. It is also called underactive thyroid. This slows down many of the body's functions, like its metabolism.

Hypertension

Ayurved is the science which believes in prevention of disease hence it emphasises on proper eating habits and daily routine.

Asthama ( Tamaka Shwasa)

Tamaka Shwasa is one of the five types of Shwasa Vaydhis described in Ayurved. It is caused due to the vitiation of Vata and Kapha doshas in pitta sthana. The Hetus or causes of this vitiation are Regularly having dry, cold, heavy to digest, incompatible food. Irregular intake of food ( having food at bizarre... Continue Reading →

Our experts at Somaiya Ayurveda Centre advice on Diet Chart for the Winter Season

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