Bad genes do not necessarily land you with heart disease

Often we find excuses for not living a healthy life. Especially individuals with a strong family history of diabetes, blood pressure, heart disease think that they are bound to inherit the disease due to genetic predisposition and can’t do much to change it. But actually, not all is determined by the DNA and investing in…

DHA & EPA – Omega 3 fatty acids as the panacea for all illnesses

In our last blog , we discussed the origin of omega 3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA. We have suggested that it is undoubtedly one of the most vital nutrients to be included in daily diet. DHA has a positive effect on diseases such as hypertension, arthritis, atherosclerosis, depression, adult-onset diabetes mellitus, myocardial infarction, thrombosis,…

DHA from Algae or fish : sources of valuable omega 3 fatty acids

Heard about DHA fortified infant formulas or DHA for the developing toddler’s brain? DHA seems like an alien term although most of us are quite familiar with Omega 3.Well, DHA is a type of omega 3 fatty acid, so often these terms are used interchangeably. What we want to highlight today is the fact that…

Utilizing the waste to the fullest- wheat bran

In continuation with our post on best out of waste, we present to you – Wheat bran! Wheat is the second highest consumed grain in India after rice. The bran fraction of wheat is rich in fiber, minerals, vitamin B6, thiamine, folic acid and vitamin E and some phytochemicals. These multiple nutrients are available only…

One of the best oils made from waste – Rice bran Oil !

Often thrown away as waste product of milling, bran is the part of cereal grain which is particularly rich in dietary fiber, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Especially, the essential fatty acids or oil present in the bran layer of rice is being touted as one of the  most superior oils with ideal ratios of fatty…

Decoding lipids – The good, bad and ugly

The lipid profile throws some numbers and jargon at you that are often confusing. The total cholesterol is still understandable but we often think what is LDL and HDL. LDL cholesterol is the bad cholesterol or simply the one that clogs the arteries supplying oxygen to vital organs causing heart diseases and stroke while the…

How can you determine if you have heart issues?

  How can one determine if they have heart issues? What are the signs/ symptoms and the tests / check-ups that will help one diagnose the heart issues. Dr. MSS Mukharjee, Founder & Director, Pulse Heart Center talks to eKincare about how one can determine if they have heart issues.

How to prevent Heart diseases

  The best prevention against heart diseases is to understand the risk and the treatment options. Understanding how to reduce or control the modifiable risks goes a long way in prevention and control of heart diseases. Dr. MSS Mukharjee, Founder & Director, Pulse Heart Center talks to eKincare about the prevention of heart diseases.

Implications of heart diseases?

What are the implications of heart diseases? Heart diseases are the leading cause of death in developed as well as developing countries. In addition to causing high mortality, heart disease also reduces the quality of life. Dr. MSS Mukharjee, Founder & Director, Pulse Heart Center talks to eKincare about the health implications of heart diseases.

What are the causes of heart diseases?

There are several causes of heart diseases. The major causes of heart diseases include high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, increased cholesterol levels, sedentary lifestyle, family history and eating unhealthy food. Dr. MSS Mukharjee, Founder & Director, Pulse Heart Center talks to eKincare about different causes of heart diseases.   Also see: What are the causes of…

What does an abnormal heart rate indicate?

In our previous article we had a look at why it is important for you to measure your heart rate Here we’ll discuss what happens if your heart rate is not in the normal range. Abnormal heart rates can cause arrhythmia, bradycardia or tachycardia. Arrhythmia

Role of family history in diseases

There are several factors that contribute to a person falling prey to diseases/ health issues. A lot of them are external factors like environment, microorganisms, lifestyle etc. However, a chunk of these diseases can also be attributed to family history. Often if someone has, for instance, diabetes or cardiovascular disease, same is also likely to…