Processed Food and its Effect on Your Health

Processed Food What is Processed Food? The term ‘processed food’ applies to any food that has been changed from its natural state in some way, either for safety reasons or convenience. Some foods need processing to make them safe, such as milk, which needs to be pasteurized to remove harmful bacteria. Other foods need processing to make them suitable for use, such         Read More …

Home Remedies for Ovarian Cyst

Ovarian cyst There are various home remedies that can help in relieving the discomfort caused by ovarian cyst like lower abdomen pain, heavy bleeding, irregular menstruation, spotting, weight gain, nausea, vomiting etc. Home Remedies for Ovarian Cyst Almonds: It is a great source of magnesium that reduces painful cramps associated with ovarian cysts. Regular consumptions help to relieve the pain and discomfort         Read More …

Drug Administration: Know the Effect of Time on your drugs

Drug Administration Many medicines are prescribed to be taken in accordance with your food timings. Because the time you take your food and medicines is very much linked with efficacy and absorption of the drug. Drug Absorption Drug absorption is the movement of a drug into the bloodstream after administration. A number of other factors may affect the absorption and bioavailability (the         Read More …

Exercise for High Blood Pressure

Exercise for high blood pressure Your risk of high blood pressure increases with age, but doing some exercise can make a big difference. And if your blood pressure is already high, exercise can help you control it. Regular physical activity makes your heart stronger. A stronger heart can pump more blood with less effort. If your heart can work less to pump, the force in         Read More …

Milk allergy: Its Symptoms and Treatment

milk allergy Introduction A milk allergy is an adverse immune reaction to one or more of the protein constituents- such as casein- of milk from any animal. The body manifests either an antibody-based immune response or a cell-based immune response to these allergens. Antibody responses are usually rapid and can involve anaphylaxis which is a potentially life-threatening condition. Cell-mediated responses take hours         Read More …

Insulin Resistance and its Effects

Insulin Resistance What is Insulin Resistance? Insulin resistance is a condition in which multiple tissues in the human body become resistant to the effects of insulin. Symptoms When the cells of the body become very weak to gain optimum glucose level, it results in some symptoms like Feeling more thirst than normal Feeling hungry even after a meal frequent urination Prickling sensations         Read More …

HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c) Test for Diabetes Diagnosis

HbA1c Hemoglobin is the substance inside red blood cells that carries oxygen to the cells of the body. Glucose molecules in the blood normally attached to the hemoglobin molecules (hemoglobin thus become glycosylated) also referred as hemoglobin A1C or HbA1c. Hemoglobin becomes glycosylated as a person’s blood sugar increases. The glucose remains attached to the hemoglobin for the life of the         Read More …

Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure

Systolic and Diastolic Blood pressure (BP) is the pressure exerted by circulating blood upon the walls of blood vessels. Blood pressure is usually expressed in terms of the systolic (maximum) pressure over diastolic (minimum) pressure and is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). Normal blood pressure is 120/80 mm Hg. It will be relieving to hear that we have normal level but         Read More …

Liquid Nitrogen and its Consequences

liquid nitrogen Liquid nitrogen is extremely cold. It will freeze any living tissue it comes in contact with. Applying small amounts of liquid nitrogen to treat various skin problems is now a standard treatment. The medical term for this treatment is cryotherapy. The boiling point of liquid nitrogen is 195.8 degree Celsius and is used for instantly freezing the food and drinks.         Read More …

Heavy School Bags: How Much Weight a Child Should Carry

Heavy school bags The pain and physical discomfort resulting from carrying a heavy school bag can also result in stress and lack of attentiveness in a child, affecting their learning in the precious formative years. The health, safety, and well-being of students are a priority for the parents and the school management. Carrying heavy school bags is a concern for students and families.         Read More …