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Microalbuminuria test

What is microalbuminuria? Microalbuminuria is simply the presence of albumin (proteins) in urine. In a properly functioning body proteins are normally retained in the bloodstream by the kidneys. The blood vessels in the kidney filter waste products from the blood and this waste is expelled out in the form of urine. However if these blood […]

ALL ABOUT CHOLESTEROL

What is cholesterol?

At some point of our life, we all have heard about Cholesterol, but many of us don’t know what exactly it is.. WHAT exactly is Cholesterol? It is a waxy substance found in all cells of the body. WHY is Cholesterol there in the body? It is a vital part of our body & cell […]

How to avoid DKA?

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Diabetes Ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious complication of diabetes resulting from hyperglycaemia, when blood glucose is usually higher than 250 mg/dl. DKA commonly occurs in people with type 1 diabetes but may occur in type 2 in conjunction with a serious infection or illness. DKA develops when there is an absolute or relative deficiency of […]

diabetes

A very common question asked by the relatives (especially the partner) of a person having diabetes  is- ‘ My partner has type 2 diabetes , will I develop it too?’ Recently a study was conducted which says partners of people with type 2 diabetes are 26% likely to develop diabetes than partners of people without […]

Foods that do not affect blood sugar

Diabetes is chronic metabolic disorder. If not controlled well, it can result in some serious complications. So it is necessary to maintain your blood sugar levels in healthy range and keep away from diabetes related problems. Below is the list of some foods which do not have effect on blood sugar levels and in-turn keep […]

Warning signs of diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease caused due to the malfunctioning of the pancreas. Diabetes can effect people at any age – from an infant to a mature adult. In the earlier times, diabetes was also called sweet urine and was diagnosed as a disease which leads to muscle loss. Pancreas makes insulin, a hormone which […]

Cholesterol Myths and facts

You are fat and people make you believe that you have so much cholesterol within that you are just few days away from your rendezvous with that fatal heart attack. Days come and go, you are still hale and hearty and the cholesterol in your body has the last laugh! The fact is Cholesterol is […]

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Hypertension commonly known as high blood pressure is a very common cause of strokes and heart attacks the world over. The World Hypertension League (WHL) has been working towards spreading awareness about the same since the last 40 years and their efforts have paid off well. In 2005, WHL initiated the first ever World Hypertension […]

shopping list

When you go out shopping for your grocery, you have a list of products that you are going to buy or plan to buy. But have you ever sat down and given it a thought, whether these food and related products are good for the health of your heart or not!!! With the products becoming […]

Top 10 Exercise Motivators

Exercise motivators

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” -         Agatha Christie This is a rightly said quote by great book writer Agatha Christie. One should be internally motivated to get start with exercises on regular basis. Speaking about facts we have millions of reasons to never start exercising. It is only if one gets the […]