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Build your immunity: Top 5 Monsoon diet tips

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Build your immunity: Top 5 Monsoon diet tips

Summer is officially coming to an end and the monsoon is almost here! And, it is a known fact to keep maintain the immunity because our bodies are much more susceptible to indigestion, infection and allergies as our immunity goes down significantly during monsoons. With the wide spread of deadly Coronavirus, it is mandatory to maintain a healthy lifestyle no matter what.

So, we have summed up this list of food that keeps the diseases at bay. Give a quick read.

1. Herbal tea: A good herbal tea with anti-bacterial properties may work as an excellent immunity booster. You can add lemon, mint and even honey to it and enjoy the health and benefits too.

2. Garlic: Garlic is packed with antioxidants that helps in maintaining a stable metabolism rate. Also, it is highly nutritious with very few calories and a few cloves here and there may prevent the common cold and flu.

3. Water: Staying hydrated is very important and everyone knows it. Keep drinking water and stay away from diseases. If you are bored with plain water, make fruit infused one and get additional health benefits.

4. Seasonal fruits: Seasonal fruits improve our immune system and ensure that we get more nutrition in our everyday diet.

5. Sprouts: Sprouts are rich in protein and they help a lot in boosting immunity power. Eating raw salads during the rainy season may lead to gastrointestinal issues.

For further information and consultation:

Doctor name: B Sirisha
Department:Nutrition & Dietetics.
Specialization: Women & Child Health ( Gyneac and Pediatric)
Timings-9am to 8 pm
Off days:Sunday
Degree: Masters in Nutrition & Dietetics,
Dip in Public Health mannagement,
(Oncology certified dietician, IAPEN Diabetes core committee member)

For any queries , kindly email to drtidybiz@gmail.com

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How do you know if your back pain is serious?

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How do you know if your back pain is serious?

Back pain:

Back pain develops without a cause that your doctor can identify with a test. Conditions commonly linked to back pain include muscle or ligament strain.repeated heavy lifting or a sudden awkward movement can strain back muscles and spinal ligaments.

Signs that indicate, that its time to consult doctor for your back pain:

  1. If you have been in pain for over a week
  2. If the pain extends to other body parts
  3. If you have numbness, tingling or weakness
  4. If you have pain after an accident
  5. If your pain is worse at certain times or in certain positions
  6. If you are having problems with bowels or urination
  7. If you have unexplained weight loss
  8. If you have a fever
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Are obesity and asthma connected ?

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Are obesity and asthma connected ?

Obesity:

Obesity is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn’t just a medical problem that increase the risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers.

Asthma :

Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow an swell and may produce extra mucus.

The connection between obesity and asthma :

  1. Obesity an asthma share common genetics, common in utero conditions, or common predisposing dietary factors( foods high in sugar, diet poor in vegetables etc).
  2. Obesity leads to a reduction in lung volume and tidal volume which in turn promotes narrowing of the airway.
  3. There is low risk associated with breastfeeding in both obesity and asthma conditions.
  4. Changes in adipose-derived hormones, like leptin an adiponectin, may enhance the inflammatory state of obesity.
  5. Obesity is a state of low-grade systemic inflammation that may lead to the exacerbation of asthma.
  6. Diseases like dyslipidemia,gastroesophageal reflux,sleep- disorder breathing,type-2 diabetes,or hypertension that are associated with obesity, may exacerbate asthma.
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Here are causes for tooth decay and its treatment options

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Here are causes for tooth decay and its treatment options

Tooth decay:

Tooth decay occurs due to a buildup of plaque on a tooth.plaque is a sticky layer of bacteria that forms on teeth.when a person eats sugary or starchy food, the bacteria in the plaque produce acids that attack tooth enamel.it is disease known as caries or cavities. As the tooth gets eaten away, tooth decay sets in.Tooth decay naturally looks black and can give the appearance of a black tooth. Tooth decay and gum disease can lead to serious health problems, including brain or heart infections.

Causes for cavities:

  1. Bacteria –Both gum disease an tooth decay are cause by bacteria
  2. Sugars
  3. Plaque
  4. Para function
  5. Certain medical condition

Treatment options include:

  1. Fluoride treatments
  2. Fillings
  3. Crowns
  4. Root canals
  5. Tooth extractions
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