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Diarrhoea: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

What is Diarrhoea? Diarrhoea is a common ailment characterised by loose or watery stool. It may be accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, vomiting, stomach discomfort and weight loss. Fortunately, diarrhoea is temporary, lasting only a few days. However, if it lasts more than a few days or weeks,...

Depression in Indians

What is depression? Depression is a common and serious mental health disorder. There are different types of depression, each of which has its own set of causes and triggers. Depression can be incapacitating for some individuals due to the amount of physical and emotional symptoms it is associated with. It...

Migraine: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Causes & Treatment

What are Migraine headaches? A migraine, although a headache, is much more severe than a typical one. Migraine headaches vary in intensity and severity. They are most commonly described to be “throbbing” headaches that are focused on a particular area of the skull or head. They are most commonly associated...

Covid-19: A Complete Reference Guide for Indians

The novel coronavirus has wreaked havoc in people’s lives, especially the health of children and the elderly. It has exacerbated the already pre-existing health crisis in India. Experts cite low allocation of resources and lack of political will as reasons that have brought the public healthcare system on its knees....

Pneumonia: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Causes & Treatment

What is Pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection that causes inflammation in the air sacs of the lungs. Due to this, the lungs may fill up with liquid or pus. The infection can be life-threatening – especially to the vulnerable such as neonates, children, and those above the age of 65....

PCOS Guide: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

What is PCOS? Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a hormonal and endocrine disorder that causes enlarged ovaries with small cysts present on the outer edges. Experts don’t know what is the definitive cause of PCOS but a combination of genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors plays a significant role. The lifestyle disorder...

GM Diet Plan for an Indian Diet: All You Need to Know [2021 Updated]

Whether you’re young or old, a food-fanatic or workout enthusiast, chances are you’ve read about popular diets like the Indian GM diet plan to shed off some extra weight and ‘tone’ up. While dieting for weight loss as a concept has gained significant traction over the years, recent research paints a...

70 Early Signs of Pregnancy in Indian mothers – The most comprehensive guide

Wondering if you may be pregnant? Have you been trying to conceive for a while and just cannot wait to find out if there may be a baby growing inside you? Pregnancy in women begins with an embryo or an egg that attaches to the lining of the uterus after...

Is Vitiligo Contagious in India? Demystifying the Fact from the Myth

Have you ever seen someone with pale, white patches on skin? Vitiligo is a condition that causes the skin to lose its pigment cells, leading to discolouration.The earliest mentions of vitiligo date back to 3000 years ago across Vedic and Egyptian texts. Vitiligo was often confused with leprosy, leading to...

Delayed Puberty in Indian Girls and Boys

As an adult, you will remember how difficult and exciting puberty was. A time when your body went through several physical and emotional changes. Puberty is a process in which your body becomes sexually mature, therefore becoming capable of reproduction. However, this process can be delayed due to several underlying...

Edwards Syndrome in India: All You Need to Know About Trisomy 18

Edwards syndrome is a rare type of trisomy disorder. Trisomy disorders are chromosomal abnormalities in which a baby is born with three copies of one chromosome instead of a pair. When this abnormality occurs in chromosome 18, it is known as trisomy 18. If you would like to take your...

Importance Of Weaning for Indian Babies: Weaning Tips to Follow

Weaning your baby – how important is it? Right from the moment you hold your newborn baby in your arms, your body adapts itself to provide nutritious breastmilk to support your child’s health. Breastfeeding your baby is crucial for the first few months of the baby’s development. In the long...

Diet After Angioplasty: Best Indian Foods For Optimum Recovery

There are over 3 crore heart patients in India. Reports suggest that one out of every four Indians die of cardiovascular diseases. With such dramatic numbers, the current state of angioplasty patients in India needs to be understood, along with a special focus on diet after angioplasty. Let’s look at data...

Symptoms of heart block in India – Causes and treatment options

The human heart is a central part of the circulatory system and is one of the most vital organs in the body. For many years, cardiovascular diseases have been the world’s number one cause of death. Cardiovascular diseases refer to conditions of the heart and blood vessels like coronary heart...

Reason for Squint Eyes in Indian Children: Causes and Treatment

Worried your child or your new born baby may be squint-eyed? Identifying a squint in your child is often not too difficult. Squint eyes is a condition where each of the eyes point in a different direction. This misalignment is common in younger children and can be found at birth...

How to Detoxify Body – Top Indian Detox Tips For Optimum Results [2021 Updated]

Body detoxification, also known as body detox or body cleanse, is becoming more popular than ever, especially in India. It’s a very appealing concept, considering how busy the world is getting. We are always on the search for how to detoxify body in the most natural way possible. With numerous...

Ambiguous Genitalia in Indian Children: Causes and Treatment

‘Boy or Girl?’, that’s a question commonly posed to most new and/or soon-to-be parents in India, and it generally comes as no surprise! Much of the world around us today think of sex and gender in binary terms.As soon as a child is born, they are assigned either of the...

7 Warning Signs of Breast Cancer in Indian Women [2021 Updated]

In all truthfulness, a cancer diagnosis is the last thing you want to hear from your doctor. Known for its aggressive nature, the word “cancer” still tends to instil immense fear in the hearts of people. However, cancer, when detected early can be treated and in many cases have been...

How to Reduce Belly Fat After C Section in Indian Mothers [2021 Updated]

There is a common belief that getting a c-section might make it harder to reduce post-pregnancy belly fat. While a c-section does involve major surgery to the stomach area, you can still lose excess belly fat. In this article, we will take you through the c-section procedure and tips on...

Weight Loss Diet Plan Chart for Indians: A 7-Day Diet Plan for a Healthy Life

Did you know that approximately 39% of the global population was classified as overweight or obese in 2014? Back home, three out of four Indians are considered to be overweight. Data indicates that from 1998 to 2015, the percentage of overweight and obese women increased from 8.4% to 15.5% and...

Low Lying Placenta in Indian Mothers – Everything you need to know

The diagnosis of a low lying placenta when you’re so close to giving birth to the baby you’ve been waiting for is never a pleasant thing to hear from your gynaecologist. A low placenta in Indian mothers is rare but can be dangerous for your baby as its close proximity...