29May, 2017

Vitamin D

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Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. It is also produced endogenously when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger vitamin D synthesis. Your body can make its own vitamin D from sunlight. It’s amazing how quickly adequate levels of vitamin D can be restored by sunlight. Just 6 days of casual sunlight exposure without sunscreen can make up for 49 days of no sunlight exposure.   Vitamin D is important for […]
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29May, 2017

Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis is a condition characterised by a decrease in the density of bone, decreasing its strength and resulting in fragile bones. Osteoporosis means “porous bones. When the balance between breakdown and rebuilding is disturbed – for example, by hormonal changes or dietary changes – the bone may lose some of the minerals that contribute to its density and strength. A condition of diminished bone density is called osteopenia. When a significant loss in bone density occurs, such that the bone is markedly weakened and susceptible to fracture, the condition is […]
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29May, 2017

Tests All Women Should Do

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Screening Tests for Women Women have known multitaskers and they manage home & work effortlessly. Amidst all the responsibilities of home, kids and work, they often tend to neglect their own health. Women have to become proactive about their own needs and focus on their medical & healthcare needs. Below is a list of few important screening tests every woman should take keeping in mind her age, family history, own health history and her other risk factors. Breast Cancer Screening Clinical Breast Examination: Ideally done by a gynaecologist, it needs […]
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29May, 2017

Knowing the symptoms of cervical cancer could save your life

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Cervical cancer is currently the second most common type of cancer for women worldwide. As a disease that develops over time, it is also one of the most preventable types of cancer — meaning awareness can save lives through early detection and diagnosis. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers and the procedures available today makes it possible to reduce the risk of getting it. Every woman should know the importance of getting tested and understand the simplicity, availability and normalcy of the procedure. What is cervical cancer? […]
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29May, 2017

The Significance of Prostate Check-up

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It’s a common saying that what you don’t know can’t hurt you, but when it comes to health screening, it doesn’t make any sense; what you don’t know can hurt you, and routine screenings are the only best way to detect diseases before symptoms appear. Despite knowing the importance of health check-ups, men are often stubborn about keeping up with regular health screenings. Men are 24 % less likely than women to visit a doctor for an annual checkup, even though their cancer mortality rates are higher compared to women. […]
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