Obesity

What Links Obesity To 13 Kinds Of Cancer? All You Need To Know

By Dr. Veda Padma Priya, Oncology, There is a co-relation between weight gain and different types of cancer. That is not to say that obesity is the root cause of these cancers, only that rapid weight gain can be a factor that increases the risk of cancer. Here are 13 different kinds of…

Age-Related Macular Degeneration – Know Its Common Types!

By Dr. Anand Palimkar , Ophthalmology AMD i.e. Age-related Macular Degeneration severely impairs your vision because of retina disorientation. This condition is chronic and incurable but treatments such as vision aids, laser therapy, vitamins and medications are available. People diagnosed with AMD are usually 60 years of age or above. The name comes from the…

Varicose Veins- Causes and Treatments!

By Dr. Yashpal Singh, Vascular Surgery, Varicose veins are enlarged or dilated veins which turn red or bluish-purple in color. Varicose veins are extremely painful and more than 25% of adults suffer from them. These patients are more often women than men. Causes- Veins like any other blood vessels have valves which…

Poor Diet Plan And Obesity – What To Expect

By Dt. Sweta Shah, Dietitian/Nutritionist, Technology has presented the commoners with easier comforts that have in turn confined them within boundaries where there is hardly any physical activity involved because every single task can be done with a single click of a mouse or mobile keypad. Added to these lifestyle disorders, there…

Holistic Approach To Diabetes and Obesity

By Dr. Nitin Kochar, Ayurveda Obesity or being overweight is a condition characterized by excessive storage of fat in the body. When the body’s calorie intake exceeds the amount of calories burned, it leads to the storage of excess calories in the form of body fat. Increased body fat puts a…

The Ayurveda Approach To Obesity

By Dr. Vikas Nagi, Ayurveda,  When the fat accumulation within the human body goes above a certain limit (more than 30% fat in females and 25% in males), it is classified as a chronic disorder of obesity. Obesity can be measured by the level of Body Mass Index (B.M.I.). If your B.M.I.…

Causes And Prevention Of Obesity in Children

By, Dr. Lata Bhat, Pediatrics Obesity is a condition characterised by accumulation of excess body fat that leads to various health complications. A person is considered to be obese when their body mass index (BMI) is equal to or greater than 30. Causes of Obesity- Obesity in children has the potential…

Medical Therapy for Hypercortisolism (Cushing Syndrome)

By, Dr. Jagruti Parikh, Endocrinology Cushing syndrome occurs when your body is exposed to high levels of the hormone cortisol for a long time. Cushing syndrome sometimes called hypercortisolism, may be caused by the use of oral corticosteroid medication in conditions like asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, eczema etc. The condition may…

GERD: Acid Reflux Causes and Symptoms!!

By Dr. Raj Vigna Venugopal, Gastroenterology What is GERD? Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD is a chronic disease of the digestive system that affects the junction between the stomach and the esophagus. It occurs as a result of stomach acid or stomach contents flowing back into your esophagus (food pipe). Such…

Diabetes and Obesity – Ayurvedic Treatments For It!

By Dr. Pratik Bhoite, Ayurveda Obesity or being overweight is a condition characterized by excessive storage of fat in the body. When the body’s calorie intake exceeds the amount of calories burned, it leads to the storage of excess calories in the form of body fat. Increased body fat puts a person…