6 Tips to avoid infectious diseases this monsoon

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Monsoon is the time to enjoy the refreshing rains and fresh air with a plate of fried or crispy snacks and a cup of hot tea. But, it’s also the time when bacteria, fungus, and parasites thrive the most and if you are not careful, this can in fact become the time to take lots of pills and rest. Ironically, the awesome weather that makes you want to enjoy and make the most of it can also put you to bed with ailments due to multiple reasons. Follow the tips listed here and fight the monsoon diseases easily and comfortably.

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Why You Need a Blood Test Before Starting a New Fitness Regime

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If there’s one industry that keeps on growing without any hindrances, or does not lack customers across the globe, it’s the fitness industry. This is not only because of the figure consciousness that is gaining popularity worldwide but also because of of the expanding health awareness of the consumers across the world. Weight gain and obesity are claimed to be the most dangerous conditions in many countries of the world.

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Prostate Cancer – Early Detection And Prevention

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Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer in Indian men and according to the cancer projection data the number of cases will double by year 2020. Early intervention and various screening techniques ensure timely treatment of prostate cancer and can offer increased life expectancy to the affected person. Prostate cancer prevention can be done with early detection, following healthy diet and habits.

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Tips for treating tingling and numbness in hands and feet due to diabetes

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Paresthesia, this term would be entirely new to you. But you would have known it by the complications. The pin and needles experience of a diabetic is what this term denotes. This can be a spoiler for anything. You would not be able to sit, stand or sleep.  If you feel that living with the discomfort of paresthesia is the only way out then this is a misconception. Moreover, if you think that there are no ways out to get rid of the pain, then one of the approaches with which you can tackle it is by keeping your diabetes well controlled.

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Solve your Health Complexities with regular health check-ups

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Health goals vary from person to person. A few people might think that health means keeping away all diseases, and for a few people being healthy means to know what the risk factor for the diseases are. For anybody, to keep fit the best option is to go for regular health checkups. Regular health checkups aim to find your health condition and reduce the risk of diseases or prevent them off. It is the right way to keep off potential health problems and stay strong for long. The tests to be taken differ for each, and the age group decides what tests are to be conducted.

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What do you need to understand about your Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)?

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A TSH test is done to test the thyroid hormone levels. This aims at finding the working pattern of the thyroid gland, and it can help you arrive at a conclusion if the thyroid levels are overactive or underactive. An overactive thyroid is called hyperthyroidism, and an underactive thyroid is called hypothyroidism.  When you go for this test, you will be fortunate to know the problems with the thyroid gland, even before the symptoms start appearing. Lots of health problems are associated with the issues with the thyroid gland. A thyroid blood test can rule out them even at the outset.

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Gestational Diabetes – My Tryst with the Beast

Supriya Nair

Manager & Sr. Research Officer Knowledge Management, R&D , Mumbai 

The summer of 2006 was a turning point in my life. I was 25 weeks pregnant, anxious yet happily looking forward to the arrival of the bundle of newbie in our life. All zealous and health conscious at the same time, I was going through the dietary regime and regular health checkups suggested by my gynaecologist. However, one noon, an event made my blood run cold. I was running an errand when I broke out in cold sweat and fell unconscious on the footpath outside a grocery store.

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Diabetes might mess with your body and your head but don’t let it take your spirit

 Aman Kr Taneja,  Gurgaon 

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2017, two months before I turned 40. I believe I developed diabetes sometime in late 2015, because that’s when I started to show symptoms. I noticed that I was always thirsty and used the restroom often. I felt dizzy and tired all the time and no matter what I ate, I stayed Fatty.

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Women and Diabetes – Our right to healthy future

Dr. Kanwaljeet Miglani, Cluster Head, Amritsar

I distinctly remember the day when my mother called up to inform that she had been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.  In fact, I had only advised her to get a preventive health check-up done as she had frequent fluctuations in her blood pressure and recurrent urinary tract infections. She sounded very upset and somewhat scared and surprised as there was no family history of Diabetes.

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