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Over 40 per cent of lower limb amputations are related to diabetes. It is a recognised fact that better foot care including especially designed orthotics and insoles can prevent foot amputations in diabetics. However, this dimension of diabetes is little talked about in India, informs Amit Bhanti, Clinical Director Comprehensive Prosthetics and Orthotics (CPO). View Slideshow »
Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness among adults. Glaucoma is a "silent" eye disease that damages the optic nerve when the fluid inside the eye, the aqueous humor, does not drain out properly. It's called a silent disease because the process is painless and happens so gradually that you don't notice the narrowing of your vision until permanent damage has already occurred. Continue Reading »
Childhood diabetes or juvenile diabetes is an endocrine disorder that develops in children and adolescents too. Children diagnosed with this condition have a weaker immune system and are insulin dependent. There are some signs and symptoms that parents should monitor, especially those who know that they have a strong family history of diabetes. Continue Reading »
As we age, our skin begins to sag. The face has an appearance like it has been pulled down. Hollows appear below the eyes and the eyeballs look sunken. The folds between the side of the nose and the angle of the mouth become deep. The corners of the mouth sag giving a "sad" appearance. There are also loose folds of skin which appear near the jaw line (jowls) making the jaw line poorly defined. These changes happen due to loss of fat from the deeper layers of the skin and loss of collagen from the skin. Procedures which help the skin to lay down new collagen can help tighten the skin and lift the face and restore the youthful appearance. Some procedures which help to lay down new... View Slideshow »
When you talk about oats, the first thing that comes to your mind is that oats is a weight loss food and it is a dieter’s delight but how about we tell you that this fibrous superfood has more uses and benefits that are not limited to being dietary in nature. In this article we give you a versatile list of the various uses of oats in your everyday life. View Slideshow »
If you want to get a spa like manicure, but don't want to loosen your purse strings, we show you how to give yourself the perfect manicure in the comfort of your own home, with this step by step DIY manicure guide. Continue Reading »
Women aren't the only ones who suffer from negative body image. Men also stress about their penis size and girth. Not all men are blessed with a naturally large penis. Lifestyle changes can affect the size and the girth of the penis. So if you are obsessing about the size of your penis, follow these 10 commandments to increase the size of your penis naturally. View Slideshow »
When it comes to fitness and exercise, there are two sides to daily workout routines: One, which simply wards off lifestyle diseases like diabetes, hypertension and hormonal imbalances, and another, which focuses on weight loss/gain and muscle tone. As the US Center for Disease Control has stated in recent years, a person needs a minimum of 30 minutes of mild exercise every day to help ward off these lifestyle diseases. How can you clock those minutes? Here are three plans that give you variety in doing just that. Continue Reading »
Sometimes one begins to notice small lump like growths around their eyelids, armpits neck, chest etc. These growths are called skin tags and are often harmless. Also described as cutaneous papilloma or fibroepithelial polyp, skin tags are a kind of benign, non –cancerous growths that appear like small pieces of hanging skin. Continue Reading »
If you believe that heart problems are only for men and that, as a woman, you are safe from such ailments, you could not be more wrong. Each year, more women die of heart disease than men. However, heart disease in women can present itself differently and may have different symptoms as compared to men. For instance, women are 1.5 times more likely than men to die within the year following a heart attack. Some of the major symptoms associated with heart disease in women are chest pressure or discomfort, nausea or vomiting, sweating, dizziness and extreme fatigue. Read on to know more about the condition, the risk factors and the modules of treatment for different age groups. Continue Reading »
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