Obesity: A Growing Epidemic

ManipalHospitals • October 11, 20170 Comment

According to a report by WHO in 2014, 39% of adults aged above 18 years are overweight and among them 13% are obese. The numbers have been increasing exponentially since 1980. Obesity has now become a global epidemic. In both developing and developed countries, obesity is a major cause of poor health and life-threatening health conditions. Even in a low and middle-income country such as India,


9 Tips To Manage Mental Health In The Workplace

ManipalHospitals • October 10, 20170 Comment

A significant portion of our adult life is spent in the workplace. Therefore, our physical and mental well-being at our workplace is of utmost significance. A positive mental health is not only beneficial for the health of the employees but also benefits the company by boosting their productivity. Unfortunately, mental health disorders often go unnoticed. If left untreated, it can damage an indivi


9 Common Myths About Heart Disease

ManipalHospitals • September 29, 20170 Comment

The heart is a four-chambered organ which pumps deoxygenated blood to the lungs for oxygenation and then pumps the oxygen-rich blood back to the whole body. Any problems in the structure of the heart can affect its functioning. Most heart conditions affect the cardiac muscles, the blood vessels, the electrical conduction system, and the valves of the heart. The signs and symptoms of heart disea


25 Health Benefits Of Wheatgrass

ManipalHospitals • September 26, 20170 Comment

Wheatgrass is an edible substance made from the freshly sprouted first leaves of the wheat plant. This is either ground into a fine powder or made into a juice for the consumption of both humans and animals. Wheatgrass has numerous benefits as it is full of nutrients and antioxidants vital for the human body. Let us look at some of the benefits of consuming wheatgrass regularly. Weight loss:


10 Tips To Stay Safe During Floods

ManipalHospitals • September 20, 20170 Comment

Heavy rainfall accompanied with strong winds have once again wreaked havoc on Mumbai. Floods can result in a substantial loss of life and destruction of property, not to mention they are a major health hazard as the conditions are ripe for the spread of many infections and diseases Therefore, it is prudent to be aware of the ways and means by which people can protect themselves during a deluge. So


Everything You Need To Know About Liver Transplant

ManipalHospitals • September 6, 20170 Comment

The largest internal organ in the human body, the liver is an important component of the digestive system.  It is located below the diaphragm on the right side of the abdomen. It performs a variety of functions, including the production of bile, which helps in absorption of fats, fat-soluble vitamins and cholesterol, detoxification of the blood, processing of nutrients, and producing proteins whi


10 FAQs About Cancer

ManipalHospitals • August 11, 20170 Comment

Cancer is a condition in which the body's cells begin to divide and spread into the surrounding tissues. An accumulation of cancer cells leads to the formation of a tumor which can possibly be malignant. The human body is made up of trillions of cells and cancer can start anywhere within this area. When cancer tumor develops, the cell cycle starts to change. Old, abnormal, and damaged cells beg


The Signs And Symptoms Of Stomach Cancer

ManipalHospitals • August 7, 20170 Comment

An uncontrolled growth of cells is termed as a cancer. They are of different types, and one among them is stomach cancer. According to the World Health Organization, 8, 00,000 cancer-related deaths occur each year globally due to stomach cancers. It is the fourth most common cancer worldwide and is hard to diagnose and treat. Here are a few basic facts you need to know to beat the disease: What


How To Effectively Quit Smoking Without Relapse?

ManipalHospitals • August 5, 20175 Comment

It is a known fact that smoking is bad for the body, but most people fail to realize that it also affects the health of those around. Quitting smoking can really be difficult, which prompts the smokers to come up with excuses like 'I am quitting soon', 'I am not addicted', 'smoking is cool', 'it helps me calm down' and so on when asked to quit it. Here are some facts about smoking, some of which


12 Common Misconceptions About Bariatric Surgery

ManipalHospitals • August 1, 20172 Comment

Being overweight or obese is the underlying cause of many serious health conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular diseases. Bariatric surgery is a great solution to lose body weight and begin the path towards a healthier life. Bariatric surgery is an option for people who have a body mass index (BMI) above 40. It is also an option for those people with BMI between 35 and 40, suff


What's Causing Infertility In Both Men And Women?

ManipalHospitals • July 24, 20170 Comment

Infertility indicates the inability to conceive even after trying for more than a year without contraception. Infertility also refers to the inability of an individual to contribute to conception, or to a female who cannot carry a pregnancy. Most of the married women are unable to get pregnant even after one year of unprotected sex. Nearly 12% of women who are 21 to 44 years of age are facing diff


7 Exercise Routines That Will Help Reduce Belly Fat

ManipalHospitals • July 18, 20171 Comment

Losing belly fat is one of the most challenging aspects of building a better physique. Performing standard crunches is the route most people take in order to achieve a flat belly. However, there is more to losing that persistent fat than just a few sit-ups every day. Here are some routines that truly exercise your midsection and work towards improving core strength. 1. Pike and stretch     Lie


Everything You Need To Know About Liver Transplant

ManipalHospitals • July 12, 20170 Comment

Liver is one of the most important organs of the human digestive system. Liver disorders encompass mild to severe ones. When no other medication and treatment can fix your condition, liver transplantation becomes the last and only treatment option. Most times, complete liver failure is what demands a liver transplantation. Liver failure is that stage when most of the liver gets damaged and is b


The Need To Re-Look At the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act (KPME Act)

ManipalHospitals • June 19, 20171 Comment

Unfortunately, a lot of controversy and mistrust between the medical fraternity and the government has been generated by the introduction of the KPME act. We witnessed the unusual situation of thousands of doctors, health care workers and representatives of medical establishments taking to the streets (a very unusual situation in the medical fraternity) to request the government to reconsider the


Everything You Need To Know About Breast Cancer

ManipalHospitals • June 16, 20176 Comment

New trends in breast cancer surgery: evolution from aggressive and mutilating treatment to conservative approach Breast cancer is currently the most common cancer among women worldwide. Surgery is usually the first line of attack against breast cancer. Today, the aesthetic satisfaction of breast cancer patients coupled with oncological safety is the goal of the modern breast surgeon. The pre


10 Health Benefits Of Drinking Tender Coconut Water

ManipalHospitals • June 8, 20175 Comment

Summer is here and it feels like the thirst is never ending. We always reach out to cool drinks or cold water to cool down. The notion that cold drinks will cool down our body makes us take the wrong decision. So how can one stay rehydrated and energetic during long afternoon hours? Tender Coconut, nature’s cool drink not only quenches the summer thirst but also comes with great benefits for the


Zika Virus Reaches India: All You Need To Know About The Mosquito-Borne Virus.

ManipalHospitals • May 30, 201711 Comment

According to WHO’s report, “On 15 May 2017, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare-Government of India (MoHFW) reported three laboratory-confirmed cases of Zika virus disease in Bapunagar area, Ahmedabad District, Gujarat, State, India.” First case was reported in February 2016 in Ahmedabad followed by another case reported in November 2016. Recently,  a 37th week pregnant women was test


10 Early Signs Of Lung Cancer

ManipalHospitals • May 22, 20171 Comment

Approximately 40% of patients with lung cancer are diagnosed at an advanced stage, and one-third of those diagnosed have usually reached stage III. The warning signs or noticeable symptoms of lung cancer are not always present in the early stages. But if one can relate the risk factors with patient lifestyle and one or more of the below-mentioned symptoms, then early screening may help in early di


7 Steps To A Fresh And Clean Skin

ManipalHospitals • May 8, 20170 Comment

Our environment is polluted with dust and smoke, and many other stressors which harm our skin. The environment we are exposed to, makes our skin tone uneven, increases the aging signs, and also increasing the risk of skin cancer. Washing the face not only helps in getting a glowing skin, it also helps you to get rid off all the pollutants, chemicals and any other stressors you have been exposed


Advanced Cytoreductive Surgery And Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)

ManipalHospitals • May 3, 20174 Comment

Cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC is a treatment option for people who have advanced surface spread of cancer within the abdomen. When it's paired with HIPEC, it considerably increases life expectancy and reduces the rate of cancer recurrence. What is Cytoreductive Surgery? The surgical management of advanced ovarian, primary peritoneal, colorectal and gastric cancers has evolved from the perf


10 Benefits Of Bariatric surgery

ManipalHospitals • May 3, 20171 Comment

Bariatric surgery is a gastrointestinal surgery to treat obesity. It is not a cosmetic procedure. Bariatric surgery helps very obese people to lose a lot of weight and improve their health. Most weight-loss operations limit the amount of food that fits in the stomach, which makes the person feel full after eating very little. People undergo this type of surgery if other weight loss methods fail or


10 Health Benefits Of Drinking Green Tea

ManipalHospitals • April 24, 20170 Comment

Green tea is the healthiest drink known. With its amazing anti-oxidant properties and much more healthy constituents, green tea is now becoming a popular choice among the people. It's amazing benefits help in maintaining health and also prevent many ailments. Green tea is not just easy to prepare but has many scientifically proven health benefits. Read more to know how Green tea is beneficial for


7 Common Eating Habits That Lead To Excessive Hair Fall

ManipalHospitals • April 20, 20170 Comment

Hair fall is an embarrassing affliction that affects many individuals and leaves them insecure about their appearance. While genetics play an important role in hair health and balding patterns, another important and overlooked factor in hair growth is your choice of diet. Hair growth is linked to the presence of certain nutrients in the body and a deficiency of these can adversely affect you, lead


Choose To Stay Healthy With Healthy Food Choices!

ManipalHospitals • April 13, 20171 Comment

Good Health requires healthy food! A healthy diet is the basic element required for a well-functioning body. Being the source of energy for all our body functions, food explicitly affects the way our bodies and minds function in every stage of life. Good nutrition is the primary aspect of leading a healthy lifestyle. A healthy diet coupled with regular physical activity paves the way for a sustai


7 Ways Exercise Can Help Cure Depression

ManipalHospitals • April 12, 20171 Comment

Exercise has always catered to the fitness requirements. Exercise relieves stress and builds greater physical strength and induces flexibility in the body. However, there is one more significant aspect related to exercise. Apart from boosting the physical capability of the body, exercise also caters to emotional and psychological issues, dealing with cases of depression and anxiety with utmost eff


7 Ways To Manage Hypertension

ManipalHospitals • April 11, 20170 Comment

If you are constantly plagued by hypertension issues and your high blood pressure simply does not settle, it is time you resort to a better and healthier lifestyle strategy. This is crucial considering the fact that high blood pressure often leads to various side effects and poses potential health problems, and sometimes proves fatal. Listed below are 7 ways through which one can effectively ma


10 Do's And Don'ts For Healthy Skin

ManipalHospitals • April 10, 20170 Comment

The skin is a vital yet underappreciated organ of the body. It protects the internal organs from the external environment and acts as a defense against foreign particles. So, it follows that the skin needs plenty of care and nourishment. It is also important to maintain healthy skin in order to look presentable, confident, and attractive. Here are a few do’s and don’t's for flawless and b


11 Healthy Breakfasts For Busy Mornings

ManipalHospitals • April 5, 20171 Comment

You may be used to a fast-paced day where you just quickly gobble a few slices of toast before heading out. But it is important to take the time to have a proper breakfast. Breakfast plays the important role of re-energising your body after a long night's sleep. As such, a good breakfast needs to be healthy and packed with energy giving nutrients. We have compiled here a list of breakfast optio


6 Health Complications Every Woman Must Be Aware of

ManipalHospitals • April 3, 20170 Comment

It is an accepted fact that a woman is the backbone of every family. How often has it happened that our mothers fall ill and the whole house becomes a complete mess. Women's health related issues must be addressed quickly. A healthy woman ensures that the family stays healthy. Recent studies have shown that women face twice the amount of health issues faced by men and most of the issues require


10 Common Foods That Slow The Ageing Process

ManipalHospitals • April 2, 20170 Comment

Ageing is a natural process that the body undergoes as we get older. However, with the right nutrients and lifestyle choices, you need not worry about your health deteriorating as you grow older. There are certain foods that slow the ageing process and maintain your health even as you grow older. Here are 10 foods that will help you against ageing: Walnuts: Walnuts contain essential minerals and


6 Steps To Lead A Healthy Lifestyle

ManipalHospitals • April 1, 20170 Comment

When we talk about a healthier lifestyle, we do not necessarily mean better physical health. A healthy lifestyle caters to the physical, emotional and psychological health of an individual and one needs to take control of all these factors. It is extremely important to make healthier decisions. All the more important is abiding by those decisions with a sound mind and a sound body. If you ever fee


9 Tips For Healthy Pregnancy

ManipalHospitals • March 31, 20170 Comment

Becoming a mother is the most special feeling a woman can experience. Every woman wishes to experience the feeling of giving birth to a new life. The thought of carrying a life inside your own body, itself bring heaps of smile and happiness to the face. The pain, suffering, sacrifice and various countless emotions are endured by the woman during pregnancy. Here are certain tips would help in


11 Health Benefits Of Drinking Water On An Empty Stomach

ManipalHospitals • March 30, 20171 Comment

Drinking water has its own benefits, whether your stomach is full or empty. Water is the best drink you can have to quench thirst and get rid of several diseases. But, did you know that drinking water on an empty stomach is beneficial? Drinking water on an empty stomach is a tradition followed by the Japanese.  Water possesses certain properties to improve your health. Here are the various ben


BrainWave Contest - Watch, Answer & Win!

ManipalHospitals • March 29, 20170 Comment

Watch the video given below: [embed]https://youtu.be/CTippfTRQTw[/embed] Answer the following questions to win: Which of the following is a common indication for cesarean section? a) Dystocia b) Dehydration What is the time gap between the initial abdomen incision and the delivery of the baby? a) 5 mins b) 30 mins   How to participate?  Click to subscribe to our YouT


10 Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Acne

ManipalHospitals • March 26, 20177 Comment

Acne is a nightmare. They magically appear just before the date night or the road trip and spoil those memorable selfies. How one wished they could disappear as fast as they appeared! Well, take a deep breathe as we tell you all you need to know about Acne and also tips to get rid of them. How is Acne caused? Our skin has pores which are openings for the skin cells. Under these pores are hair fo


9 Effective Remedies To Get Rid Of Dandruff

ManipalHospitals • March 23, 20170 Comment

Dandruff is a common problem resulting in the flaking of the skin on your scalp. Dandruff can be caused by having a dry scalp or due to various skin conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, or a yeast-like fungus known as malassezia. Common drugstore cures include shampoos containing antifungal zinc pyrithione, ketaconazole, or coal tar and selenium sulfide which slow down


10 Health Benefits Of Drinking Lemon Water

ManipalHospitals • March 20, 20170 Comment

Lemons are not only rich in vitamin C but also contain essential nutrients and vitamins such as B-complex vitamins, fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium. Lemon water is a low-calorie and low-sugar beverage that may increase the vitamin C intake. In fact, many celebrities include lemon water in their diet. Studies have shown that one cup of the lemon juice provides around 187 percent o


6 Healthy Foods To Detoxify Smokers' Lungs

ManipalHospitals • March 16, 20170 Comment

Cigarette contains nicotine, an addictive chemical that makes it hard for smokers to quit smoking. It enters the bloodstream and lasts in the blood for about 6 to 8 hours. Most of it is eliminated in the urine. It takes about 2 to 3 days for nicotine to leave the body. Nicotine makes smoking addictive; however, there are few foods which may help in cleansing your body. Read the importance of each


7 Natural Remedies To Get Rid Of Dark Spots

ManipalHospitals • March 16, 20170 Comment

A clear and a glowing skin is the dream of every person, be it male or female. No one is fond of rough, patchy and tired-looking skin. Skin is most prone to dust and dirt and therefore many people complain of dark spots, rough and unhealthy skin. It is important to take good care of your skin and to maintain hygiene. Read more to know a few remedies to get rid of dark spots and to make your skin s


10 Early Signs Of Depression

ManipalHospitals • March 14, 20170 Comment

Depression is not, as many people seem to think, merely a feeling of being upset or "blue." It is a severe medical condition that has real neurological causes and effects. However, many of the symptoms of depression are hard to decipher as they are subtle and will not seem too removed from the behavior of someone having a bad day. However, if these symptoms last for an individual around two weeks


12 Kidney Symptoms That You Shouldn’t Ignore

ManipalHospitals • March 7, 20170 Comment

The kidney is a vital organ which helps in cleansing our body. The kidney plays a major role in eliminating the waste material from our body and keeping it free from toxins. In order to keep the body healthy and in good condition, it is important not to ignore the symptoms of kidney disease. The Kidney And Its Functions The human body has a pair of kidneys located on the posterior abdomen wall.


9 FAQ's Related To Nutrition and Diet

ManipalHospitals • March 5, 20170 Comment

The diet followed by our present generation is too high in calories, saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars, and does not have enough fruits, vegetables, whole grains, calcium, and fiber. Such a diet contributes to some of the leading causes of death and increases the risk of numerous diseases, including: heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and stroke. Nutrition plays the most


9 Ways To Overcome Depression

ManipalHospitals • March 4, 20170 Comment

Clinical depression is a real and serious medical issue. It is a brain disorder caused by chemical imbalances and characterized by prolonged periods where the patient suffers from a low and bleak mood. There is an important distinction to make between a natural emotional response of sadness to environmental stimuli and the kind of depression that is caused by chemical imbalances in the brain. D


9 Steps To Reduce The Risk Of Lung Cancer

ManipalHospitals • March 3, 20170 Comment

Lung cancer refers to an abnormal growth of cells in the lungs. It is the second most common cancer in both men and women and is one of the leading causes of death. In the early stage, lung cancer does not show any signs or symptoms, therefore, the disease is often detected at an advanced stage. Signs and symptoms The signs and symptoms of lung cancer include: Persistent or intense coughin


5 Things That Are Making Your Heartburn Worse

ManipalHospitals • March 2, 20170 Comment

We have all witnessed heartburn at some point in our life. It is experienced as a burning sensation that you feel in your chest with a bitter taste in your mouth. Heartburn is generally caused by the acid reflux that your body faces due to consumption of spicy and fatty foods. Although it is true that every one of us witnesses this condition in some point of our lives, it occurs often in some p


6 Healthy Tips For Your Knees And Joints

ManipalHospitals • March 1, 20172 Comment

The joints of the human body are fragile, and the cartilage that protects the bones do not grow back once diminished. When the cartilage thins down, it can cause degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis. The arthritic joints, with the passing of time, can grow so painful and agonizing that they require to be substituted with mechanical replacements. It results in huge medical expenses and a drawn


9 Natural Remedies For Stomach Ache

ManipalHospitals • February 23, 20170 Comment

A stomachache can be a distracting, uncomfortable, and painful experience. It can affect your day to day life and render you unable to eat properly. There are different reasons for stomachaches including gas, indigestion, acidity, and others. Here are a few natural home remedies that you can look to for relief: Chamomile Tea Chamomile works as an anti-inflammatory agent and relaxes the


Are You Sleeping Enough?

ManipalHospitals • February 22, 20170 Comment

Sleep is when your body heals itself and consolidates the memories that you have gathered during the day. Your body also prepares to detoxify itself during sleep. This is an important period of rest and recuperation for the body. Here is an infographic containing a few vital facts about sleep.   As you can see, sleep has many benefits, it improves immunity and memory, as well as


7 Effective Ways To Get Rid Of Acidity

ManipalHospitals • February 16, 20172 Comment

How Does Acidity Occur? Acidity problem arises when the gastric glands of the stomach secrete excess acid, namely, hydrochloric acid. This acid helps in the breakdown and digestion of the food we eat and when excess hydrochloric acid is produced, we tend to have acidity problem. Types of Acidity Acid Reflux: There are two types of acid reflux: Upright Acid Reflux: Upright acid reflux takes


9 Effective Tips To Sharpen Your Memory Power

ManipalHospitals • February 15, 20170 Comment

9 Effective Tips To Sharpen Your Memory Power The conventional belief is that as you age your memory will start fading, and that there is no preventing the inevitable decline of your brain's ability to remember. However, this is not necessarily true. Your brain constantly develops new cells and forges new neural connections in a phenomenon known as neuroplasticity. The human brain is a dynamic a