Homeostasis is a tendency of interdependent elements to attain a state of constant equilibrium. Balance is the key to maintaining healthy bodily functions. Core temperature, blood glucose, sodium and chloride levels, body pH are a few systems the living body aims to take care of constantly.
The difference between acidity and alkalinity of the body is known as pH (potential of Hydrogen). It is calculated on a scale of 0-14, with 0 being most acidic and 14 most alkaline. Our body, functions to its optimal capacity at a pH of 7.3-7.45. This pH is essential for cells to perform their activities efficiently. Any upward or downward deviation in pH value can put the body in a state of excess alkalinity or acidity. Proteins may lose their original structure (denaturation), enzymes will not function properly and even death may occur in a few cases. Diseases mostly find their home in an acidic environment, which is why it becomes all the more important to take care of our health.
The Internet has introduced every household in India to the world of premium health care services at their doorsteps. Majority of people these days are conscious of their own health and also their family’s physical well-being due to awareness. However, obesity and other life-altering diseases are sadly becoming the order of the day. Although, awareness about the same is rising all thanks to the media.
Different health check packages offered by hospitals big and small are playing the role of modern-day messiahs for safeguarding health of common people. Done every once in a while, these health packages could easily prevent the person from footing huge hospital bills in future. If prescribed by doctor, it shouldn’t be taken as a cause of huge concern, as tests just help the doctor in confirming or disproving chances of any ailment.Continue reading Take Advantage Of These 12 Amazing Health Packages→
The female reproductive system comprises of the ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes and the female hormones Estrogen and Progesterone. These hormones are synthesized in the ovaries. These hormones control most of the body functioning of the female in general, and all of the functioning of the female reproductive system. The levels of these hormones vary depending on the phase of the menstrual cycle. Timely production and release of these hormones in adequate quantity is essential for normal functioning of the female reproductive system. Normal menses, pregnancy, delivery, menopause are the physiological components of the female reproductive system.
The synthesis of Estrogen and Progesterone are under control of two other hormones named Luteinizing Hormone (LH) and Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), secreted by Pituitary gland. FSH is responsible for formation and development of the female egg. LH acts on the ovaries and facilitates the release of the matured female egg from the ovary (commonly known as ovulation).
A human baby has 270 bones which decreases to 206 by adulthood. Decrease in the number of bones happens because some bones in the human body fuse together as you grow up.
Your bones are the strongest and the most important entity of your body. They provide a structural framework to your body. They serve to protect the important and delicate organs of your body. Bones along with skeletal muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints are responsible for your body movements.
Bones are known to be a store house of minerals like calcium and phosphorus. They house bone marrow that produce blood cells. Your bones must be protected from diseases or any other problems that affect their strength. This will help you enable a healthy life for coming years.
Just imagine if there are any abnormalities or disorders in the bones, as these could cause terrible effect on all of their functionalities. You must have heard of many bone diseases as they are getting common now-a-days. An unhealthy lifestyle is one of the reason for developing a bone disease. Continue reading Have You Observed a Bone Spur (Bone Out Growth)?→
The uterus is a very sensitive female reproductive organ. It is a pear shaped hollow region that is located between bladder and rectum. This organ in colloquial terms is also referred to as the womb. It is in this organ that the fetus develops during a woman’s pregnancy. It plays a major role in childbirth and fertility. This organ is also responsible in the initializing of puberty in girls.
Endometriosis, growth of fibroids and polyps in urethral lining, tumors, pelvic pain and also cancer of the uterus are very few disorders afflicting the reproductive system of a woman.
Read on to find out more about uterine cancer, causes of this cancer, testing to diagnose the same, symptoms that suggest you could have it, surgical options, risks and benefits attached to it. Also find out the types of uterine cancers. Continue reading Uterine Cancer: Complications, Testing and How to Deal with It→
The colon in colloquial terms is our large intestine. The large intestine gets rid of the left over food after nutrients from it are absorbed. Waste products are then passed into the rectum. A healthy colon is as important as consuming healthy food. The colon is largely responsible for elimination of toxins and wastes from our body. Various treatments and tests come into the picture, when this organ is under-performing or is in a bad condition. Colonoscopy is one such test for protecting your large intestine from tumors, polyps and cancerous growths. Read on to find out more about this important test.
What is a colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy is a procedure performed by a doctor that helps him or her to inspect your colon which lies in the large intestine. It is a diagnostic test for finding causal factors behind tumors, loss of blood, inflammation, colon polyps and tumors in there. It is also used for screening to detect cancerous and precancerous polyps growing in colon. Continue reading Colonoscopy – Procedure, Preparation and Risks Involved→
Appendix is a tube like structure placed at junction of small and large intestine. It resembles a small worm-like structure and is joined by colon. Apparently, appendix does no major function, but can be considered as storehouse for beneficial bacteria. It boosts functioning of digestive system after illnesses like diarrhea. It has been observed that removal of appendix poses no major health issues.
Appendix resembles the shape of pouch and connects to large intestine. Appendicitis and appendix cancer are two major ailments of appendix. Let us understand and study these two ailments elaborately.
What is appendicitis and what are its causes?
Appendicitis is one of the major diseases associated with appendix. The precise cause of appendicitis is yet unknown. Most of the cases of appendicitis develop due to partial or complete obstruction of appendix.
Imagine, you have met with an accident and this has disfigured your face to some extent. In that case, your doctor would refer you to a maxillofacial surgeon for correction surgeries to repair the broken jaw, or a reconstruction surgery. Maxillofacial Surgery is the specialty that deals with treating patients off the injuries they incurred in the head, jaw, neck, oral tissues and facial area.
Read on to find out more about maxillofacial surgery, people who have to undergo it, risks and benefits attached to it. Also find out available types of the surgery. Continue reading Maxillofacial Surgery – Are You a Candidate for It?→
Motherhood is an extremely beautiful and cathartic phase in every woman’s life. Although very painful and laborious, it awards meaning and magnificence to a woman’s life. It is said that becoming a mother makes you relinquish being the center of your own universe. There are similar paeans written in praise of mothers and their importance in everybody’s lives. Likewise, there are numerous odes presented as tributes to motherhood in literary as well as cinematic world.
Mothers are as indispensable to one’s existence as is any other fundamental requirement for one to lead a proper life. Embracing motherhood for bringing a new life into this world is a very noble thing to do. Just the news of an addition to the family is enough to put a smile on everybody’s faces.
Urbanization has brought many hospitals and medical centers in proximity to everybody. The world has come closer because of technology. Continue reading How to Choose the Best Maternity Hospital for Delivery?→
A shocking research says that one in every five people across India suffers from obesity. What is more shocking is that there are 400 million obese people worldwide. Obesity is increasingly becoming a pan-Indian phenomenon. It is no longer restricted to first world and developed nations. On one hand, there are the under-nourished and malnutrition fighting India, whereas on the other there is the section of society fighting obesity and excess body weight. It is indeed a very cruel irony! So, what is obesity? What are the criterion that decide it is time you lose that extra weight from your body? What are the tests to know if you fall into the obese or overweight category? What then to do in order to shed the obese tag? What are the risks that you get exposed to as a result of obesity and the surgical options if any? And also, when is time to put a semicolon on your favorite pastas and pastries? Continue reading The Obesity Demon and How to Fight It→