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Having health cover is one of the biggest lessons of Covid-19

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Having health cover is one of the biggest lessons of Covid-19

The pandemic has been an eye-opener for thousands of citizen who had never bought any health insurance cover.

Due to Covid-19 treatment expenses which ran into lakhs, many had to lose their bank balance, savings, gold ornaments and property.

After the second wave, the surge in enquiry for medical insurance is visible and many young professionals are going for comprehensive health policies.

Increase of at least 30% about inquiries for health insurance. “Earlier, people used to ask for investment options. Now, their first point of enquiry is health insurance. Many young professionals are buying cover from Rs5 lakh to Rs10 lakh,” he said.

Doctors have also welcomed this change. “It’s like blessing in disguise. People have realized the importance of health insurance like never-before,” said cardiologist Dr Amar Amale.

Mental peace, said Dr Amale, is the best offering of a health insurance policy. “In covid times, reimbursement under insurance put back some money into the pockets of distressed people. Even hospitals are at peace when patient is covered under insurance because the already stressed family is not needed to be asked daily for money,” he said.

Insurance adviser Rakshit Patel explains a simple formula which underlines how life insurance is profitable. “It’s like paying Rs10,000 annually, which means Rs1 lakh in 10 years, for insuring a whole family for Rs5 lakh per year. If anyone from the family needs admission due to Covid, dengue or any accident, your yearly investment will cover the bill amount,” he said.

“Health insurance also leaves people assured that they have Rs5 lakh cover in hand. So it’s a win-win situation,” he said adding that even unavoidable diseases like cataract, knee or hip replacement etc are covered under insurance these days.

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Know about some common types of cancer

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Know about some common types of cancer

Cancer is not just one disease. There are more than 100 types, which can start anywhere in the body. They are named by the organ or tissue in which they start growing. They can form in organs, bones, muscles, tendons, fat, blood vessels, an lymph fluid.

Examples of more common types include:

  1. Carcinoma- This is the most common type, which forms a solid mass of tissue (tumor). Brest, lung, an colrectal cancer are types of carcinomas.
  2. Leukemia– This cancer starts in the blood, occurring when large number of abnormal white blood cells build up in the blood an bone, crowding out healthy blood cells. A lack of healthy blood cells can lower one’s immune function, increasing the risk of frequent infections, fatigue, and recurrent bruising or bleeding.
  3. Lymphoma- this cancer arises in lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell.lymphocytes normally fight infection, but here they grow out of control. This can cause swollen lymph nodes, shortness of breath, and fatigue.
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Here are some sleep hygiene tips

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Here are some sleep hygiene tips
  1. Try to avoid large meals, heavy snacking, or alcohol 2-3 hours before bed.
  2. Ensure a comfortable temperature, as feeling too hot or cold can disrupt sleep.
  3. Stop using electronic devices an hour before bed, especially those emitting blue light such as smartphones, tablets, and televisions.
  4. If your are sensitive to caffeine, try to avoid drinking caffeinated beverages 4-6 hours before bedtime.
  5. Schedule before-bed activities to signal that you are winding down, such as changing into pajamas and brushing teeth.
  6. If you awaken and can’t return to sleep, don’t stay in bed. Get up and do quiet Relaxing activities, such as reading, until you feel tired enough to fall back asleep.
  7. create a quiet, dark, relaxing environment in your bedroom. Dim lights and turn off your cell phone’s sound and vibration modes if possible.
  8. Set a sleep schedule and stick to it. Try to go to bed at night and awaken in the morning around the same times, even on weekends. This helps to regulate the body’s sleep cycles and circadian rhythms.
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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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