Calcium Rich Foods for healthy bones

Calcium is very important to our body. Our body requires calcium for the growth and maintenance of strong teeth and bones. Apart from preventing osteoporosis, calcium helps us in weight loss as well. Both deficiency in calcium and excess of calcium is not good to our body. Below are some of the calcium rich foods: Calcium from Dairy Products Dairy products are the main calcium rich foods that we can consume daily. Milk, yogurt and cheese are rich in calcium. Calcium is not only present in dair...
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Diabetes – Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

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Diabetes can be described as a group of metabolic diseases. It is a condition in which a person has high blood glucose levels for prolonged periods. Doctors often refer to it as "Diabetes Mellitus". The high blood sugar levels are due to inadequate insulin production in the body. Or it  could be due to the inability of the body cell's response to the insulin produced. Diabetes is a chronic disease. If left untreated, then it can lead to serious complications. Patients with this condition ofte...
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Exercise & its benefits and the need to exercise

Why exercise is important? Although we may agree or not, technology has taken over our lives more so in the past decade. Technology is both a boon and bane to humankind. Previously people kept themselves fit naturally through work and manual labor. Now we depend on technology for everything. This has greatly reduced the amount of physical activity needed to keep oneself fit. As a result new kinds of diseases have started plaguing humans due to the sedentary lifestyle. Hence exercise has becom...
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – COPD

COPD is nothing but Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. It is a single term used to describe many ailments including chronic bronchitis and emphysema which are progressive lung disorders. It is characterized by increasing breathlessness. Main symptoms include shortage of breath and coughing that produces large amounts of mucous. Symptoms of COPD A person with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may not notice the symptoms in the early stages. Symptoms become visible only in the developed ...
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Breast Cancer – Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

Breast cancer is the cancer that develops in the cells or ducts of the breasts. Though breast cancer is generally associated with women, men can also have breast cancer. It can be classified into two types based on the region it develops. Lobular carcinoma if the breast cancer developed from the lobules of the breasts and ductal carcinoma if the breast cancer developed from the ducts in the breasts. If the tumor is malignant, it can spread to other parts of the body as well. Symptoms of Brea...
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Yoga Benefits in our Daily life

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Yoga has immense benefits. Yoga benefits are not only restricted to physical well being but expands even to mental and spiritual well being. It is often misunderstood to be limited only to the asanas. But yoga is a kind of total mind and body workout that helps in uniting the body, mind and breath. Once you understand the yoga benefits, you get motivated enough to include yoga in your daily routine. Yoga Benefits Yoga for Increased Flexibility and better Posture One of the best y...
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Arthritis – Disorder of Joints

Arthritis is a disorder of the joints. It cannot be referred to as a single disease. There are more than 100 types of this disorder. People of all ages irrespective of race and gender can have or are having this disorder. Even children can have one or the other type of arthritis. But it occurs more commonly in women and old people. The common symptoms of arthritis includes swelling, stiffness and pain in the joints. There are chances that arthritis can cause permanent changes in the joints. S...
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All You Need To Know About Zika Virus

Zika virus is known to cause the Zika fever or Zika virus disease. It belongs to the family Flaviviridae and genus Flavivirus. It was first isolated from the Zika forest of Uganda in 1947. The virus was found in the monkeys first. This virus was also found later in the humans in Uganda and Tanzania in the year 1952. Later the zika fever spread to Africa, Americas, Asia and Pacific regions. A large outbreak of the Zika fever was reported in the year 2007 in the Island of Yap. Recently in July ...
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PCOS – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS is a set of symptoms which arise due to hormonal imbalances in women. Our body produces hormones which regulate many processes including growth and energy production. As in most of the cases the hormone triggers the release of another hormone which further regulates a process. But in a person diagnosed with Polycystic ovary syndrome, the hormones get out of balance. Changes in one hormone effects another which in turn changes another hormone. Generally the ma...
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All that you need to know about Menopause

Menopause is a phase in every woman's life probably in her late 40's or early 50's wherein there is absence of menstrual periods for a duration of 12 months. It is not to be confused to any disease. It is a phase during which the ovaries cease to function. Menopause Age It is a gradual process and doesn't happen overnight. The average menopause age of a woman is 51. There is no test to predict the exact menopause age of a woman. Menopausal experience can be different for different woman accomp...
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