Here’s how depression can impact people suffering from heart diseases

Here’s how depression can impact people suffering from heart diseases

Depression negatively impacts patients with cardiovascular disease, finds a study. About one-fifth of cardiovascular disease patients suffer from depression. “While we don’t know which comes first–depression or cardiovascular disease–the consensus is that depression is a risk marker for cardiovascular disease, meaning if you have cardiovascular disease, there is a higher likelihood that you could also have depression, when compared with the risk in the general population,” said lead author Victor Okunrintemi from Baptist Health South Florida in Coral Gables, Florida. In one study, Okunrintemi and colleagues evaluated patient experience, health…

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Yoga may benefit people suffering from high blood pressure and sugar

Yoga may benefit people suffering from high blood pressure and sugar

Suffering from increased blood pressure and high blood sugar? One year of yoga training may help, a new study suggests. According to the researchers from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, one year of yoga training decreased pro-inflammatory adipokines – signalling proteins released by fat tissue – and increased an anti-inflammatory adipokine in adults with metabolic syndrome and high-normal blood pressure. The findings support the beneficial role of yoga in managing metabolic syndrome by favourably modulating adipokines, the researchers mentioned. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions – increased blood pressure,…

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Suffering from arthritis? Follow these 6 hand exercises to relieve painful symptoms

Suffering from arthritis? Follow these 6 hand exercises to relieve painful symptoms

Arthritis, which means ‘inflammation of the joints’, is actually a symptom that has a number of causes. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is caused by local structural changes in specific joints; while rheumatoid arthritis, the next most common type, is a systemic disease affecting the entire body. There’s currently no cure for arthritis, but some treatments could help to reduce some of the painful symptoms. Here are some simple exercises that could help to relieve some of the arthritic joint pain: 1) Fist clenching Beginning with…

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Suffering from High BP? Try Yoga

Suffering from High BP? Try Yoga

Practising hatha yoga — a combination of asanas, pranayam and meditation — daily as well as maintaining healthy lifestyle may help reduce blood pressure in patients with pre hypertension, a study has found. Pre hypertension — slightly elevated blood pressure — is blood pressure readings with a systolic pressure from 120 to 139 mm Hg or a diastolic pressure from 80 to 89 mm Hg. Readings greater than or equal to 140/90 mm Hg are considered hypertension — or high blood pressure. “Patients with pre hypertension are likely to develop…

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Old people suffering from hip fracture may never recover: Study

Old people suffering from hip fracture may never recover: Study

A recent observational study has shown that one in every two elderly people, who have suffered a hip fracture will never be as physically active and independent as they were before. The odds are even lower for the very old and those with dementia or other ailments. Around 300, 000 older Americans are hospitalized and receive surgery because of hip fractures annually. Although efforts are made to provide rehabilitation to patients so that they can enjoy the same level of physical activity as they were used to before the injury,…

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80% Delhi-NCR Residents Suffering From Obesity

80% Delhi-NCR Residents Suffering From Obesity

 Around 80.7 per cent of people residing in Delhi-NCR region are suffering from obesity — though 78.5 per cent continue to consider themselves as having normal weight, according to a survey. The survey conducted by Max Super Speciality Hospital in Saket on at least 1,000 respondents about their knowledge on obesity and bariatric surgery found that only 18.5 per cent were aware that obesity can trigger diabetes. While 70 per cent of the people didn’t know that hypertension is associated with obesity, only 5 per cent were aware that obesity…

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each 5th Indian teenagers suffering from spinal illnesses: docs

each 5th Indian teenagers suffering from spinal illnesses: docs

  every fifth Indian in the age organization 20-30 is stricken by numerous type of spinal ailments, which until a decade ago had been commonplace among senior citizens, medical doctors have stated. according to them, there was a 60 per cent upward push in spinal problems a few of the teenagers . “extended sitting within the same posture can add a excellent amount of strain to the lower back muscle tissue and spinal discs, a slouched position can over-stretch the spinal ligaments and stress the spinal discs and motive primary…

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