Why is Visceral Fat Harmful for Your Health?

What do you see when you look into a full-length mirror? A chiseled and well-maintained body without a single love handle or a body with too many curves? Good for you if you answered with the first point. But really bad news, if it is the second point that was your answer! Yes, you guessed it right. We will be talking about FAT here, especially visceral fat.

why-is-visceral-fat-harmfulIt is everyone’s pipe dream these days to have a flat stomach and enviable washboard abs just like those models gracing glossy magazine covers. However, sadly, this pipe-dream does not reach fruition beyond a couple of weeks after the dust has settled on the new year. Most people then resign to the fact that they would never be able to vanish the ugly fat deposits they have in different regions on their body. As a result they choose to not leave the comforts of their bed every morning. Also eating anything and everything without thinking of its consequences!  Continue reading “Why is Visceral Fat Harmful for Your Health?”

Open MRI in Delhi

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a scanning modality that makes use of radio-waves for generating images of a person’s internal organs. This helps in investigating causes of any disease or injury. MRIs are done for different organs like stomach, gallbladder, brain, spine etc. An open MRI is a machine that allows more space to the patient; thus removing claustrophobic feeling from the patients who need to undergo MRI.

Open MRI Centers in Delhi

Mentioned below are names of some of the radiology centers in New Delhi where the facility of Open MRI is available.

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Shivam Diagnostics [Azadpur] Ashok ViharNew Delhi
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How to Get Vitamin-D and Its Importance in Thyroid Health

Vitamin D belongs to the group of fat soluble vitamins. It is a form of essential nutrient; which means that it is not synthesized in the body and needs to be consumed through diet or other external sources. Vitamin D plays a very important role in maintaining good health. Hence, it is essential to consume vitamin D in optimum quantities to fulfill the body’s daily requirement.

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Sources of Vitamin D:

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient which is found in very less quantities in any kind of food or drinks. Sunlight is the only known natural source of Vitamin D. To maintain optimum levels of vitamin D, it is essential to get exposed to adequate amount of sunlight for adequate time at regular intervals.

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Get Ready For June: Antimalaria Month


Malaria is an infectious disease caused because of bite of an infected female anopheles mosquito. The infected mosquito carries malaria causing pathogens called as plasmodium parasites. These parasites comprise of plasmodium vivax, plasmodium falciparum, plasmodium ovale, plasmodium malariae and plasmodium knowlesi. The bite of an infected female anopheles mosquito creates a path for these parasites to enter into the blood stream of the victim (person). Once, they enter into the blood, within few days they mature in liver and then start affecting red blood corpuscles of the body. They rapidly divide and cause harm to the whole body.

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5 Reasons Why Bone Scan is Important in Cancer Case

Cancer is one of the most dangerous diseases that can affect mankind. Thanks to innovative techniques and advancements in medical technologies, better diagnostic tests for cancer and treatment options are now available. Bone scan is one such diagnostic test that helps in evaluating structural integrity of bones. In cases of cancer, the investigative test has great utility. It can help to assess spread of cancer from elsewhere to bones. Also in case of cancer, which originates primarily in the bones, this investigative test helps in diagnosing the location and spread of cancer.

Bone Scan
Bone cancer occurs when healthy bone cells divide in uncontrolled manner and give rise to tumor which can be malignant or benign. Benign tumors are non-cancerous in nature whereas malignant tumors are cancerous. These malignant tumors spread to different parts of the body if they are not eradicated. Continue reading “5 Reasons Why Bone Scan is Important in Cancer Case”

Are You Afraid of Cancer? Confirm It With These Tests!

Everyone would like to be in the ‘Top 5’ or ‘Top 10’ of things. Sadly, when it comes to diseases, nobody would like to rank them, even in the ‘Most deadly’ or ‘Highly morbid’ categories.

Being responsible for 13 percent or 8.2 million deaths worldwide, cancer bags the fifth position in the league of ‘Top 10 causes of death globally.’

Dismal figures color the sad picture of mortality due to cancer in India. With a total of 2.5 million Indians suffering from cancer, every 8 minutes a woman dies because of cervical cancer. Tobacco related diseases are alone responsible for 2,500 deaths daily. If 2 women are diagnosed of breast cancer, another woman would be dying because of it somewhere else.


For reference sake, let us see the ‘Top 10 causes of death globally’:

Ischemic heart disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Lower respiratory infections
Road-traffic accidents
Hypertensive heart disease

Now if we observe carefully, these diseases have one thing in common – THESE CAUSES ARE LIFESTYLE RELATED. As much as there is to feel bad about these health problems, the good news is that most of these are PREVENTABLE; be it with a healthy diet, regular exercise, maintaining safety, or with periodic health check-ups.

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Increase Your Pleasure in Bed Not STDs: Stay Protected

Physical intimacy with your partner not only makes the relationship long lasting but also increases the sense of belonging towards each other. Touching, feeling and getting engulfed in your partner’s body paves way to access each other’s souls. Connection between the sheets becomes more enjoyable and passionate if connection between heart exits.

Physical intimacy is natural and is nature’s way to get two people close and call for reproduction. Physical intimacy while enjoyable, could also prove dangerous if precautions and care are not taken care of. Here it is when the topic of STDs i.e. sexually transmitted diseases comes into picture. These diseases do not reveal symptoms in germinating stages but slowly attack each and every part of your body. In this blog, let us have a look at what precisely are STDS, their causes, symptoms and how to stay protected. Let’s not allow STDs to play spoilsport in the game of pleasure.

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What is PCOS? Causes,Symptoms,Diagnosis,Treatment

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). female-reproductive-system-PCOS

Once outside the ovary, the female egg is ready to be fertilized by the male sperm. Continue reading “What is PCOS? Causes,Symptoms,Diagnosis,Treatment”

Uterine Cancer: Complications, Testing and How to Deal with It

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. endometrial-uterine-cancer
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”

Is Appendix the Hidden Reason behind Stomach Ache?

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. inflamed-appendix

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