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Top 10 ways to keep the kidneys healthy

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  1. Monitor blood pressure and cholesterol.
  2. Control weiht.
  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 you are at risk.

Follow a healthy diet for a healthy heart

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  • Diet should be low in sodium and one should not consume more than 6 gm of sodium chloride in a day.
  • Consumption of trans fats, which is found in hydrogenated oils or vanaspati ghee, should be minimal as they are bad for the heart and reduce the good HDL cholesterol and increase the bad LDL cholesterol.
  • A person should avoid eating out as much as possible since the food in most restaurants and hotels has high amounts of trans fats and is generally bad for the heart.
  • Refined carbohydrates like white bread, white flour, white rice and refined sweetened cereals and white sugar should be avoided and replaced with whole grain flour, healthy green cereals and oat meal.
  • Any sweet item containing more than 10% sugar should be limited. On an average, the sugar content in soft drinks is 10% and Indian sweets contain 30-50% sugar.

Top 10 ways to keep the kidneys healthy

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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  1. Monitor blood pressure and cholesterol.
  2. Control weight.
  3. Dont 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. Dont smoke.
  8. Exercise regularly.
  9. Follow a healthy diet.
  10. Get tested for chronic kidney disease if youre at risk.

Follow a healthy diet for a healthy heart

By Dr K K Aggarwal
Filed Under Wellness | Tagged With: , | | Comments Off on Follow a healthy diet for a healthy heart

  • Diet should be low in sodium and no person should consume more than 6 gm of sodium chloride in a day.
  • Consumption of trans fats, which is found in hydrogenated oils or vanaspati ghee, should be minimal as they are bad for the heart and reduce the good HDL cholesterol and increase the bad LDL cholesterol.
  • A person should avoid eating out as much as possible since the food in most restaurants and hotels has high amounts of trans fats and is generally bad for the heart
  • Refined carbohydrates like white bread, white flour, white rice and refined sweetened cereals and white sugar should be avoided and replaced with options like whole grain flour, healthy green cereals and oat meal.
  • Any sweet item containing more than 10% sugar should be limited. On an average the sugar content in soft drinks is 10%, Indian sweets contain 30-50% sugar.

Top 10 ways to keep the kidneys healthy

By Dr K K Aggarwal
Filed Under Wellness | Tagged With: , , | | Comments Off on Top 10 ways to keep the kidneys healthy

  1. Monitor blood pressure and cholesterol.
  2. Control weight.
  3. Dont 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. Dont smoke.
  8. Exercise regularly.
  9. Follow a healthy diet.
  10. Get tested for chronic kidney disease if youre at risk.

Some tips to prevent cervical cancer

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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  1. Reduce your chances of getting infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV) by avoiding sexual contact with multiple partners without adequate protection.
  2. Get a Pap test done every 3 years as timely detection can help in curing this condition.
  3. Quit smoking right away. Nicotine and other components found in cigarettes may pass through the blood stream and get deposited in the cervix where they can alter the growth of cervical cells. Smoking can also suppress your immune system making it more susceptible to HPV infections.
  4. Eat a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  5. Maintain a healthy weight as being overweight or obese increases the risk of insulin resistance, which may lead to type 2 diabetes and increase the risk of developing cancer

Top 10 ways to keep the kidneys healthy

By Dr K K Aggarwal
Filed Under Wellness | Tagged With: , , | | Comments Off on Top 10 ways to keep the kidneys healthy

  1. Monitor blood pressure and cholesterol.
  2. Control weight.
  3. Dont 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. Dont smoke.
  8. Exercise regularly.
  9. Follow a healthy diet.
  10. Get tested for chronic kidney disease if youre at risk.

Some tips on Multiple sclerosis from HCFI

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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  1. Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean protein, and omega-3 fatty acids
  2. Movement of the body is crucial in patients with MS at every stage. Regular exercise promotes better flexibility, boosts balance, and can also help with common MS complications.
  3. Practice good sleep hygiene by sticking to a consistent sleep schedule, keeping the room dark and cool, avoiding too many fluids before bedtime, and creating a relaxing bedtime routine.
  4. Get plenty of Vitamin D. As per a recent research, people with MS who are vitamin D deficient tend to suffer more significant progression of the disease.
  5. Smoking is a big risk factor for having MS as well as for the worsening of the disease. Quit this habit as well as drinking to help manage symptoms.
  6. Talk to your near and dear ones if you feel depressed. This will help you feel better and positive. Try meditating for some time during the day.

Follow a healthy diet for a healthy heart

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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  1. Diet should be low in sodium and no person should consume more than 6 gm of sodium chloride in a day.
  2. Consumption of trans fats, which is found in hydrogenated oils or vanaspati ghee, should be minimal as they are bad for the heart and reduce the good HDL cholesterol and increase the bad LDL cholesterol.
  3. A person should avoid eating out as much as possible since the food in most restaurants and hotels has high amounts of trans fats and is generally bad for the heart
  4. Refined carbohydrates like white bread, white flour, white rice and refined sweetened cereals and white sugar should be avoided and replaced with options like whole grain flour, healthy green cereals and oat meal.
  5. Any sweet item containing more than 10% sugar should be limited. On an average the sugar content in soft drinks is 10%, Indian sweets contain 30-50% sugar.

Tips to avert the risk of heart diseases

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  1. Avoid smoking or quit the habit altogether.
  2. Aim at getting 30 minutes to 1 hour of exercise at least 5 days a week.
  3. Eat a heart-healthy diet rich in fiber.
  4. Avoid saturated fat in any form.
  5. Maintain a healthy body weight.
  6. Keep your blood sugar, blood cholesterol and blood pressure under control.
  7. Manage stress through meditation and activities such as yoga.

Slowly add fiber to diet

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Fiber is a plant substance that is required for a healthy diet. Lots of fiber is needed each day to help reduce the risk of heart disease, improve digestion, prevent constipation and maintain a healthy body weight. Fiber can be found in fruits, whole grains and vegetables. Most adults should eat at least 20 to 35 grams of fiber every day; though the doctors say most people only eat about half as much. It’s best to slowly increase the fiber in your diet instead of piling it on all at once. A sudden increase in fiber intake can cause abdominal discomfort. Fiber intake should be at least 14 grams per 1000 calories daily; higher fiber intake may improve glycemic control. Saturated fat should be less than 7 percent of calories and there should be minimal trans fat. Total cholesterol should be less than 200 mg daily. There is an average fall of 1.2/1.3 mmHg blood pressure with average 10 gram intake of fiber. Certain soluble fibers (psyllium, pectin, wheat dextrin and oat products) reduce bad LDL cholesterol. Every gram increase in soluble fiber reduces LDL cholesterol by an average of 2.2 mg/dL. The message is incorporation of greater amounts of fiber, in which carbohydrate is derived from unprocessed whole foods.

Slowly add fiber to diet

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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Fiber is a plant substance that is required for a healthy diet. Lots of fiber is needed each day to help reduce the risk of heart disease, improve digestion, prevent constipation and maintain a healthy body weight. Fiber can be found in fruits, whole grains and vegetables. Most adults should eat at least 20 to 35 grams of fiber every day; though the doctors say most people only eat about half as much. It’s best to slowly increase the fiber in your diet instead of piling it on all at once. A sudden increase in fiber intake can cause abdominal discomfort. Fiber intake should be at least 14 grams per 1000 calories daily; higher fiber intake may improve glycemic control. Saturated fat should be less than 7 percent of calories and there should be minimal trans fat. Total cholesterol should be less than 200 mg daily. There is an average fall of 1.2/1.3 mmHg blood pressure with average 10 gram intake of fiber. Certain soluble fibers (psyllium, pectin, wheat dextrin and oat products) reduce bad LDL cholesterol. Every gram increase in soluble fiber reduces LDL cholesterol by an average of 2.2 mg/dL. The message is incorporation of greater amounts of fiber, in which carbohydrate is derived from unprocessed whole foods.

Some tips to prevent cervical cancer

By Dr K K Aggarwal
Filed Under Wellness | Tagged With: , , , , , , | | Comments Off on Some tips to prevent cervical cancer

  1. Reduce your chances of getting infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV) by avoiding sexual contact with multiple partners without adequate protection.
  2. Get a Pap test done every 3 years as timely detection can help in curing this condition.
  3. Quit smoking right away. Nicotine and other components found in cigarettes may pass through the blood stream and get deposited in the cervix where they can alter the growth of cervical cells. Smoking can also suppress your immune system making it more susceptible to HPV infections.
  4. Eat a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  5. Maintain a healthy weight as being overweight or obese increases the risk of insulin resistance, which may lead to type 2 diabetes and increase the risk of developing cancer

Tips a woman can follow to prevent birth defects in newborns

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  1. Consume a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Limit the intake of processed or junk food.
  2. Quit smoking or drinking as both these habits can harm the fetus. Avoid any form of drugs as well.
  3. Some infections that a woman can get during pregnancy can be harmful to the developing baby and can even cause birth defects. Follow a healthy lifestyle to avoid these.
  4. Get all your pregnancy vaccinations on time and take any medications prescribed as per schedule.

Tips to manage Type 2 diabetes in young adults.

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  1. Maintain a healthy weight by exercising every day and consuming a healthy diet.
  2. Get your blood glucose levels monitored at regular intervals.
  3. Do not consume refined sugar in any form as this can get absorbed into the blood stream more easily and cause further complications.
  4. Reduce stress through activities such as meditation and yoga.