Be ‘U’nique this New Year

This New Year make your own style statement by feeling good about yourself. Eat, move and live in sync with your body constitution. That way you will never be outdated! Giving importance to self does not make you selfish, in fact

This Diwali- Stay fit, Stay Stylish

Diwali is here and you are getting ready for the fun- last minute shopping, cleaning and grooming. But just be cautious enough to not let the celebrations ruin all your efforts towards health and fitness. In fact, aim to dazzle everyone by looking fitter and making smart food choices this Diwali ! Because Diwali is…

Sitting for long hours increases risk of metabolic disease

In our last blog we discussed about the different states of physical activity/ lifestyle and that our calorie intake needs to be equal to the level of physical activity. Today most of us city dwellers in white collar jobs fall into “Sedentary” lifestyle category. Infact not just adults but also kids are becoming more and…

Lifestyle habits of healthy families

Happy families are often healthy families! Have you were wondered how they keep themselves healthy. We have seen too many parents stress out regarding food habits, lack of physical activity and health of their kids, not realizing that kids are mostly influenced by the habits and lifestyles of their parents. Read on to know a…

What are different types of heart diseases?

There are several types of heart diseases, with heart attack and angina (chest pain) being the most common. In addition, irregular heartbeats are also not too uncommon. What are different types of heart diseases? Hear Dr. MSS Mukharjee, Founder & Director, Pulse Heart Center talk to eKincare about different types of heart diseases.

What causes heart diseases?

Heart is one of the most important organs of the body. It is basically a kind of pump which supplies blood to different parts of the body. This blood supplies oxygen and other nutrients that is needed for proper functioning of the body. At the same time, carbon dioxide and other wastes are removed through…

What causes diabetes?

India is said to be the diabetic capital of the world and South India leads in number of diabetes cases in India. This is a cause of concern as it can have several health implications. What are the causes and symptoms of diabetes? Dr. Thrivikram, Clinical Cardiologist & Diabetologist explains this in this discussion with…

Is summer draining you out?

Dehydration can be a serious condition that can lead to problems ranging from swollen feet or a headache to life-threatening illnesses such as heat stroke Dehydration can result into: Thirst Fatigue Loss of co-ordination Irritability Dry skin Decreased urine output Elevated body temperature Effects of dehydration also include: Heat cramp Heat exhaustion Deadly heat stroke…

Impact of uncontrolled diabetes

Diabetes is caused when the blood glucose (blood sugar) level is too high & it affects proper functioning of the body. The blood sugar levels is maintained by insulin which is hormone produced by pancreas. Type 1 diabetes is caused when body doesn’t produce any insulin at all, while type 2 diabetes is caused when…

Importance of liver in our body

The liver is one of the vital organs in the human body and performs variety of functions. In humans, it is located in the upper part of the abdomen (above the stomach and below the diaphragm). In an adult it typically weighs around 1.5 kg. It is a reddish-brown wedge-shaped organ & has four lobes…

Quitting Smoking – How to get rid of withdrawal symptoms?

While it is a well known fact (even among smokers!) that smoking is not good for health, it is often quite difficult to quit smoking. Often it is lack of will power or lack of seriousness to quit. But often it is also about withdrawal symptoms wherein the body starts craving for tobacco/ cigarette after…

8 systems of the body affected during stress

Stress can have far reaching effects on our health and it affects almost all the organ systems in the body. Having a knowledge of all these is important and it is so is the need to eliminate / resolve the stressful situation at the earliest. 1 Musculoskeletal System When the body is stressed, muscles tense up….