Thyroid Levels Risk Sudden Cardiac Death

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The butterfly-shaped thyroid gland located around your windpipe in the neck may seem small, but has widely varying and far-reaching functions. Its chief hormone, thyroxine, regulates various metabolic processes in your body. It regulates them throughout our life. When thyroid levels are deranged, they can have different adverse effects. Both high and low levels of …


About Stroke: Treatment and Prevention

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In the previous post, we covered the various contributors and presentations of a stroke. The brain, responsible for a multitude of complex as well as primitive functions, requires a continuous supply of oxygen and nutrients. Therefore, any interruption should be taken care of immediately to prevent permanent damage. Urgent treatment can minimize the long-term effects …


The Causes and Symptoms of Stroke


When blood supply to the heart is reduced or blocked, it results in a heart attack. Most organs in our body depend on blood circulation to provide timely nutrients and oxygen, while simultaneously carrying away metabolic wastes. What happens when that organ is your brain? What are the causes of a ‘brain attack’ or stroke? …


Hypothyroidism – Why is it Important?


Secretions from several glands in the body are responsible for being healthy. One of them is known as the thyroid gland that secretes thyroid hormones, thyroxine (also known as T4) and triiodothyronine or T3. Under or over secretion of the hormone can be harmful and interfere with their normal functioning. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid …


The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease


Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia, which occurs in stages and develops over a span of time. It causes the death of nerve cells and loss of tissues in the brain. It results in memory loss and diminished cognitive skills.  Every 68 seconds a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and hence this proves why …


Post-Menopause: Things You Should Know!


Menopause is the stage in a woman’s life, when she stops menstruating permanently. This typically occurs in women that are 45 to 50 years of age. The age of menopause varies from one woman to another. Even though, menopause is a common phrase known by many, this article helps you learn the three stages of this natural process and …


Osteoporosis: Prevention and Treatment


Living with osteoporosis can be very limiting. It is important to ensure a strong, healthy framework well in advance, as it is difficult to alter the fate of our bones as our age advances. Irrespective of your age, what measures you adopt can decide the health of your bones for the rest of your life. …


Are your Bones Prone to Fractures as you Age?


As a baby learns to walk, it bumps and falls innumerable times before it takes a few clumsy steps. In contrast, older people may find themselves in excruciating pain and unable to move after a minor trauma or a tumble. Is it always a part of regular ageing, or could it signify an abnormal issue? …


Diabetic Emergencies: A Caretaker’s Guide

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Almost every household has or knows someone battling Diabetes. Affecting people from little children to previously healthy adults and aged individuals, the ailment has reached epidemic proportions in recent times. While the disease has its long-term complications, it can also pose acute, life-threatening diabetic emergencies – either from too much or too little blood sugar. …


Healthy Eating for High Blood Pressure

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Blood pressure is important for life. It is the force that maintains circulation of blood to all vital and working areas of the body. However, when the same pressure exceeds its normal limits, it can also cause various problems. Among these problems are brain bleeds, heart attacks and kidney failure. One of the best and earliest ways …