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Here’s how you can protect yourself from being susceptible to diseases

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Here's how you can protect yourself from being susceptible to diseases

Considering the current situations, one has to take a very good care of the health. And to achieve the same we have come up with this piece that tell you as how you can build a strong immune system and protect yourself from being susceptible to diseases. Give a quick read.

Eat a healthy diet containing vitamin-C , antioxidant rich foods like Guava, orange, papaya, tomato, lime, whole grains,legumes, nuts, vegetables, leafy vegetables, seasonal fruits etc.

Spices play a very important role in strengthening the immune system . Turmeric ,ginger, cumin,cinnamon, cloves, coriander powder, methi seeds serve the dual purpose of tickling the taste buds and building a strong internal defence mechanism against diseases.

Probiotic supplements improve digestion and enhance nutrient absorption. In case supplements are heavy on your pockets curd is the best replacement.

Avoid foods containing processed sugars. Processed sugars are known to encourage the growth and proliferation of bacteria and are also hard on the immune system.

Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of fluids like water, coconut water, fresh juice,rice starch, dhal water, milk, buttermilk, ORS. Try to take minimum 2 to 3 litres of fluids per day.

Exercise is a way to keep the happy hormones, endorphins flowing and also keeping strong. Enjoy the daily chores and add a dash of yoga, use the stairs and stay active.

Get enough sleep: “Sleep is one of the three pillars of a healthy lifestyle, along with good nutrition and regular exercise.” Quality sleep on a regular basis can improve physical and mental health and enhance performance.

Always STAY POSITIVE. Don’t let social media scare you. Stay away from negativity. Get your information from reliable sources once or twice a day. Spend quality time with your family.

It is a good idea to wash your hands, brush your teeth, and bathe regularly. This does not mean that you should be obsessively applying hand sanitizer throughout the day. Simply using soap and warm water will kill the germs sufficiently.

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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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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