Sub Logo

Dr K K Aggarwal

Facts about exercise

By Dr K K Aggarwal
Filed Under Wellness | Tagged With: , , , | | No Comments»

• Exercise for 80 minutes a day and brisk exercise 80 minutes a week. • Walk with a speed of at least 80 steps per minute. • Do resistance or weight-bearing exercises twice in a week. • Avoid doing strenuous exercises for the first time in life after the age of 40. • According to Ayurveda, one should exercise to his or her body type. • Patients with diabetes who exercise should not exercise if blood sugar is lower than 90. • In conditions of smog, avoid walking early in the morning till sunlight appears.

Blogger PostEmailFacebookGoogle GmailShare

Stroke is preventable. About 90% of strokes are associated with 10 risks factors that are modifiable.

  1. Control high blood pressure
  2. Do moderate exercise 5 times a week
  3. Eat a healthy balanced diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in sodium
  4. Reduce your cholesterol
  5. Maintain a healthy BMI or waist-to-hip ratio
  6. Stop smoking and avoid second hand exposure
  7. Reduce alcohol intake
  8. Identify and treat atrial fibrillation
  9. Reduce your risk from diabetes talk to your doctor
  10. Get educated about stroke
Blogger PostEmailFacebookGoogle GmailShare
  1. Prevent exposure to dust mites. These are tiny insects and one of the most common asthma triggers. They tend to live in beds, carpeting, upholstered furniture and soft toys. It is important to keep all these things dust free.
  2. Restrict the child’s contact with pets, especially if he/she is allergic.
  3. Maintain a healthy weight and encourage good eating habits. Include plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains in their diet.
  4. Avoid exposure to smoke. Expectant mothers should quit smoking altogether as this is one of the major risk factors for development of asthma in children.
  5. Breastfeed your infant. This will increase immunity and help ward off potential complications.
Blogger PostEmailFacebookGoogle GmailShare
  1. Traffic flow around schools and hospitals should be minimized as much as possible.
  2. Signboards displaying ‘Silence zone’, ‘No honking’ must be placed near these areas.
  3. Efforts should be made to ban the use of horns with jarring sounds, motorbikes with damaged exhaust pipes, and noisy trucks.
  4. The use of loudspeakers in parties and discos, as well as public announcements systems should be checked and discouraged.
  5. Noise rules must be stringent and strictly enforced near such silence zones.
  6. Planting trees along roads and in residential areas is a good way to reduce noise pollution as they absorb sound.
Blogger PostEmailFacebookGoogle GmailShare

Health care providers should treat unhealthy behaviors as aggressively as they treat hypertension, high cholesterol, and other heart disease risk factors, according to an American Heart Association policy statement published in the journal Circulation.

Doctors should create “interprofessional practices” to connect patients with behavior-change specialists.

They must implement five As when caring for patients

  1. Assess a patient’s risk behaviors for heart disease
  2. Advise change, such as weight loss or exercise
  3. Agree on an action plan
  4. Assist with treatment
  5. Arrange for follow–up care.
Blogger PostEmailFacebookGoogle GmailShare

Lifestyle tips from HCFI

By Dr K K Aggarwal
Filed Under Wellness | Tagged With: , , , , , | | Comments Off

  1. Quit smoking and drinking as they are two major factors in causing damage to the heart.
  2. Manage your cholesterol levels as any imbalance in this can lead to a heart attack or stroke.
  3. Keep a check on vitals such as blood pressure and blood sugar. Any fluctuations in these can directly impact the heart in the longer term.
  4. Ensure that you get at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day.
  5. Achieve and maintain a healthy weight
  6. Eat a variety of healthy food including fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
Blogger PostEmailFacebookGoogle GmailShare

Hookah as bad as smoking

By Dr K K Aggarwal
Filed Under Wellness | Tagged With: , , | | Comments Off

An hour of puffs from a hookah packs the same carbon monoxide punch as a pack-a-day cigarette habit. Hookahs have grown in popularity in recent years and Hookah bars have appeared in cities all over the world that allow people to smoke these water pipes. Users inhale tobacco smoke after it bubbles through water, a process that some people think filters toxins from the tobacco.

Hammond and a student, in a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, recruited 27 students who smoked water pipes for an hour on three different evenings in April 2006. Another five students did not smoke the hookahs but stayed in the room with those who did. The participants abstained from water pipe smoking for 84 hours before taking part in the study; the bowls of their water pipes were filled with water and 10 grams of Al Fakher muassal tobacco, and then heated with charcoal. Researchers monitored carbon monoxide in the breath of the participants both before and after the experiment using a machine designed to detect if people are smokers. The exhaled carbon monoxide in participants was an average of 42 parts per million, higher than that reported in cigarette smokers (17 parts per million). The study also found that carbon monoxide levels grew in the room where the subjects smoked hookahs and might reach environmentally unhealthy levels, as determined by the federal government, during longer sessions.

Smoking a water pipe for 45 minutes produces 36 times more tar than smoking a cigarette for five minutes.

Blogger PostEmailFacebookGoogle GmailShare

Top 10 ways to keep the kidneys healthy

By Dr K K Aggarwal
Filed Under Wellness | Tagged With: , , , | | Comments Off

  1. Monitor blood pressure and cholesterol.
  2. Control weight.
  3. Don’t overuse over–the–counter painkillers.
  4. Monitor blood glucose.
  5. Get an annual physical exam.
  6. Know if chronic kidney disease (CKD), diabetes or heart disease runs in your family. If so, you may be at risk.
  7. Don’t smoke.
  8. Exercise regularly.
  9. Follow a healthy diet.
  10. Get tested for chronic kidney disease if youre at risk.
Blogger PostEmailFacebookGoogle GmailShare