Archive for April 8th, 2013

Top 10 tips to control high blood pressure

Monday, April 8th, 2013

High blood pressure is one of the major lifestyle factors playing a role in our health today. Several people are diagnosed with blood pressure as early as in their thirties, and it is widespread among Indians.

Experts agree that in mild hypertension, non-drug methods should be adopted, these include lifestyle modification by way of diet, exercise and meditation to name a few.

Here are the top ten tips that will help reduce and control high blood pressure:

    Get moving: Today, the world has woken up to the benefits of regular exercise. In people with hypertension, exercise causes the blood vessels in the body to widen, and this action brings down the blood pressure. While exercising, the blood pressure becomes high but that happens to all of us because exercise is perceived by the body as stress.

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    Treating stressed-out skin

    Monday, April 8th, 2013

    Late nights and over partying taking a toll on your skin, follow these simple tips to undo the damage!

    Undo the skin damage…

    Makeup, late nights, alcohol and more… is bound to leave its imprint on your skin, leaving it looking haggard. Include the following in your daily schedule to undo the damage:

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    Why is belly fat so bad?

    Monday, April 8th, 2013

    A paunch or big belly doesn’t have any takers in the world of glamour. Or in the world of health! The truth is that belly fat puts you at high risk for many dangerous diseases and must be dealt with immediately.

    Getting a toned body is hard work that requires dedication and commitment. And the one area people complain most about is the abdomen. While cosmetic concerns are the primary reason most people do hundreds of crunches and avoid foods that add to the tummy, there are greater health repercussions associated with a big belly. Which is why the belly has always been considered one the unhealthiest spots to have excess fat on the body.

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    Orthopaedics Q&A: Remedy for osteophyte

    Monday, April 8th, 2013

    Orthopaedics expert, Dr VV Prasad answers readers’ questions on bone health. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Monday.

    This week’s answers:

    Hello Sir,

    My husband, 44 yrs old has been diagnosed for :

    * Multilevel small marginal osteophytes and Schmorl’s nodes in lower dorsal and lumbar spine.
    * Diffuse bulge with posterior annular tear and a posterocentral extrusion of L3-4 disc. There is mild inferior migration of the extruded disc material carusing sac and contained nerve roots.

    As per the above diagnosis, our orthopaedic has recommended a minor surgery to free the nerves by removing some part of the bone. Is it alright? Please advice.

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