Tag: Chronic Disease Management

  • Understanding How Chronic Stress Can Cause Hypertension

    Contents: Cold sweats and palpitations are the pesky symptoms that many of you may associate with stressful situations. In the short term, it may just be a normal, albeit annoying, response to a challenging situation. But continued bouts of stress can cause high blood pressure, and eventually, hypertension. And before you start stressing about your…

  • Chronic Disease and COVID-19: Here’s What You Can Do To Prevent and Manage It

    Contents: It’s troubling times that we are living in.  I lost my grandfather recently to old age, and everyone at the funeral, including my mother, tested positive for COVID-19, just a few days later. The symptoms were already there – fever and scratchy throat, my aunt and grandmother were inconsolable and especially tired. My mother…

  • My Way To Being Healthy Was In Returning To A Beloved Childhood Activity

    Contents: “Lose weight or you’ll get diseases early”, “watch what you eat, make sure it’s healthy, “don’t wear tight clothes, they don’t look good on you” – these are just some of the many things I after started gaining weight during puberty.  We don’t often understand how caring advice can sound overwhelming, especially when the…

  • 4 Reasons Why The Number of Type-2 Diabetes Cases In India Are So High

    Contents: Diabetes has become a quiet presence in all our lives. With one out of six Indians living with some form of it, India is now the country with the second-highest number of cases in the world. Owing to its incessant presence, we all know the symptoms and risk factors for diabetes, just in case. …

  • Blood Pressure Readings: Which Is More Important and Should Be Closely Monitored

    Contents: In our earlier article about blood pressure, we discussed what exactly hypertension is, what blood pressure readings signify, and how it can be analyzed. When the heart exerts force, the blood pressure goes up and this is called systolic pressure. When the heart pauses after one beat, the blood pressure in the arteries to…

  • Sleep Quality and Chronic Disease: The Vicious Cycle Between Them

    Contents: “Sleep Quality and Chronic Disease” When the topic was dropped to the team, I was met with confused stares and they asked the exact questions I’d anticipated;  “Will it be about how chronic diseases affect your sleep quality?” “Or how quality sleep helps in chronic disease management?” And the only answer that I could…

  • Exercise After Diabetes: The Best Approach to Start Being More Active

    Contents: Once their diabetes diagnosis comes through, a lot of people take it as a reason to sit activities out. With increased chances of hypoglycemia during working out and increased injury risks, one can understand their concerns. But if you are equipped with the right information, being diabetic is even more of a reason to…

  • Covid-19 Vaccine and Diabetes: Important Things To Know

    Contents: In the next 6 months, the Indian government expects a majority of its 1.36 billion people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Amongst them, at least 77 million people live with diabetes. Taking these statistics into account, it is important that we take a look at the emerging information about COVID-19, its vaccines and their…

  • Try Following The Indian Vegan Diet To Manage Your Hypertension Better

    Contents: Hypertension. The word itself is enough for people to sit up and take notice. With the increasing prevalence of hypertension among Indians, it is necessary to take preventive care. As with most lifestyle diseases, changing your diet is the first step in correcting the course of your health.  If your current diet is not…

  • If You’re Over 40, This is How You Can Stay Fit and Healthy To Prevent Diabetes

    Contents: My father was diagnosed with diabetes during his 40s.  As my brothers inch closer to this age, I am worried that they might also start showing symptoms.  While diabetes is not dictated by age and even though genetics is just one of the many risk factors, I know it’s not wrong to start worrying…