Archive for November 20th, 2012

How to get the best cardiovascular workout at the gym

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Get more from your training sessions with CV exercise

From treadmills to rowers and steppers to stationary bikes, most modern gyms offer a wide range of machines for cardiovascular (CV) exercise. If you’re confused by the wide array of exercise gym equipment on offer, then look no further than this guide to getting the best out of your CV exercises at the gym.

When faced with such an extensive range of CV gym equipment, it can be confusing when you’re trying to decide which machine is most suitable for you and your health and fitness goals. For example:


Ayurveda Q&A: Remedies for anxiety in children

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Dr Gowthaman, Medical Director, Dr Gowthaman’s Ayurveda Panchakarma Center, Chennai, answers readers’ questions on Ayurveda. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Tuesday.

This week’s answers:
1. Dear Sir/Madam, I am 72 years old. Since years I have non toxic goitre. Recently my THS Level has gone up to 5.4. I am taking thyroxin of 50 mcg thrice a week. My digestion is weak since my childhood. I am underweight like anything. Look like skeleton. I would like to know some ayurvedic remedy for all these ailments.

Hi Khorshed,

In Ayuvreda, this condition is named as pandu – Mal absorption syndrome. Please take the following medications

1. Indukantam Kashayam – 15 ml + 45 ml of warm milk – Twice daily 30 minutes before food


Health tip of the day

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Want to get rid of dry skin? Take one tablespoon of milk cream in a bowl. Stir till it becomes a smooth paste. Apply to face and neck, leave on for 10 minutes and wash off with warm water for supple and soft skin.

Mental Health Q&A: Identifying Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Dr Hemant Mittal, neuro-psychiatrist, answers readers’ questions on Mental Health. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Tuesday.

This week’s answers:

I dont know what is the problem with me but every month i find myself very depressed for 1 week. I have been noticing that this is mainly 5-10 days before my periods. I am not sure why this is so but this depression is leading to lots of issues in my personal life. I have started abusing and hitting my spouse and kid without much reasons. I keep crying and yelling at them during this time. After a week i repent for what i have done. I have been facing this issue for a long time. I get angry and break things too …

I feel very tired and cant even do household chores so was told to check my haemoglobin levels. It was 8 six months back so i started taking iron tablets. Last week i checked my iron levels and it has increased to 11.6. I even took calcium tablets for 1 month and felt that that month my depression was under control. When i asked 1 of my friends she told taking calcium without doctors prescription can lead to stone formation. Therefore i have stopped taking it now. Kindly help me solve this problem. Please let me know if this issue can be bought under control ?
Lakshmi Manigandan
Hello Lakshmi, from what you mention you seem to have Premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
You need to consult a psychiatrist in your area.
As this might be related to under-lying depression that you have.


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