Archive for June 3rd, 2013

Why are you feeling tired all the time?

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Feeling tired once in a while is common, but if you frequently find yourself exhausted and weary to the core, it is advisable to figure out why.

How many times have you turned down an invitation to go out because you were simply too tired? More often than not, simple changes in your lifestyle will help you re-energize yourself.

Why are you feeling tired all the time?

Excessive caffeine: Even though caffeine may give you a boost of energy to get through the hours, its effects on your body last for up to 8 hours. So try not to reach for that caffeine fix during the late afternoons and evenings as it may interfere with your sleeping schedule.

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Top home remedies to prevent burps

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Burping is not a medical condition. It is not a big deal either, but, it can be embarrassing!

What is burping?

Burping or belching is just a result of swallowing too much air. The medical term of burping is eructation (producing gas from stomach) and it actually serves a purpose. We all swallow air all the time and it has to go somewhere right? So, it sometimes just comes out the way it went in – via your mouth!

Burping is your body’s way of removing gas from your stomach. If the gas formed in your stomach is not removed, you might just burst like a balloon or suffer from severe stomach cramps. So, to avoid the embarrassment and burps, all you have to do is control the amount of air you swallow.

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Top 10 vows for healthy living

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Want to lead a healthier life? Then take these vows this Independence Day, and get on the path to a healthier and happier you!

Think of these vows as the 10 commandments of healthy living

  1. I vow to make exercise a part of my daily life. I will not make excuses and instead exercise in whichever way I can, at whatever time of the day is suitable for me.
  2. I vow to start eating healthy from today. Healthy food is tasty food. I will do my best to include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy and lean meats in my diet and enjoy the food and it’s health benefits.
  3. I vow to sleep 6 to 8 hours every night. Surviving on less sleep does not make a hero. Instead, it makes me less productive, overweight and unhealthy.
  4. I vow to quit smoking. Smoking is bad for me in every possible way. It can lead to lung disease, a variety of cancers and also makes my skin look terrible.
  5. I vow to avoid stress. Deep breath! Next time I begin to lose my cool, I’ll ask myself, “Is it really worth it?” Stress is one of the biggest causes of disease today and I will not let myself fall victim to it. Instead, I will finds ways to release the stress constructively!
  6. I vow to say no to substance abuse. I will avoid drugs and consume alcohol only in moderation. I’m smart and educated enough to know they’re not good for me and will not make bad choices.
  7. I vow to take care of my teeth. Healthcare involves oral care and I will not forget that! I’ll brush my teeth twice a day and floss if required.
  8. I vow to get regular health checks. I understand that many diseases often don’t show symptoms until it’s too late. Which is why I will get periodic health checks as advised by the doctor.
  9. I vow to be environmentally conscious. My health goes beyond just my personal hygiene and health. I know that when I litter or pollute or waste natural resources, I’m affecting my and my family’s health.
  10. I vow to practice safe sex.  I will be responsible for my own as well as my partner’s health. I will get tested, use contraceptives and not leave anything to chance.

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Orthopaedics Q&A: Treating rotator cuff

Monday, June 3rd, 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:

Hi there,

I am hoping to get some clarification regarding proper procedure of a diagnostic shoulder arthroscopy.

This is in reference to a arthroscopy I had in 2011 that was intended to address complaints of night time anterior instability, biceps pain, posterior pain, and pain on the outside edge of the arm. There was also a planned distal clavical resection and subacromial decrompression based on MRI and XRAY findings.

I had a history of multidirectional instability, posterior labral tear due to a traumatic injury. It should be noted that the performing surgeon had operated on this shoulder previously, so history was known.

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