Archive for November 2nd, 2012

Health tip of the day

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Dehydration causes many problems such as joint pains, cramping and headaches. Keep a large bottle of water by your side to drink during the day.

Where you live determines risk of cardiac arrest

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Your chances of having a sudden cardiac arrest can depend on where you live, experts have warned.

Dr. Paul Dorian’s study of Greater Toronto Area (GTA) neighbourhoods with high and low rates of cardiac arrests found that the factors causing increased risk are complex.

“The reasons are more multifaceted than traditional explanations of income, social economic status and education levels. It’s important to understand these differences to support better health outcomes,” said Dr. Dorian, who is a researcher and cardiologist at Toronto’s Kennan Research Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital.

He said his team is exploring heart-healthy behaviours, cultural and ethnic factors as possible other factors that may account for the large differences in cardiac arrest rates between neighbourhoods.


Mastering weight-maintenance skills prior to dieting helps women avoid backsliding

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Women who spend time mastering weight-maintenance skills before embarking on a weight-loss program shed the same number of pounds as those who start a program immediately, researchers say.

More importantly, the study by researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine showed that the “maintenance-first” women had regained only 3 pounds on an average a year later, compared to the average 7-pound gain for the immediate dieters.

According to the study’s authors, the maintenance-first approach may offer a way to halt the cycle of yo-yo dieting.

“Those eight weeks were like a practice run. Women could try out different stability skills and work out the kinks without the pressure of worrying about how much weight they had lost,” lead author Michaela Kiernan said.


Eat healthy and exercise for uterine health: Dr.Sejal Desai

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Dr. Sejal Desai, an infertility specialist and high risk obstetrician, is the Director of Sarla Hospital, Mumbai.

Dr. Sejal specialises in In Vitro Fertilization, gynaecological endoscopic surgery, reproductive medicine and HIV medicine. She is a pioneer of Gynaec-Cosmetology & Laser which includes post pregnancy reshaping/augmentation/tightening of the vulva, breast and stomach.

She is also a visiting consultant at Health Care Clinic, Lokhandwala, BCJ Hospital and Asha Parekh Research Centre.

Dr. Sejal took time off her busy schedule to answer Sify readers’ questions on IVF, infertility and other gynaecological issues. Read the complete chat transcript here.

I was on OCP for 7 months immediately after marriage,i got off the pill but no periods for 3 months,preg test negative.Met a gyn and induced periods and give metformin 1000mg per day.another 3 months over still no periods.
You need to see you gynaec and need to take medications like progestrone or OC pills to get your periods.


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