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Haryana Medical Journal

Haryana Medical Journal

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"The right action, with the right intent, in the right direction" This is what Lord Krishna, the divine physician teacher, explained to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. This is what Haryana Medical Journal (HMJ), the official publication of Indian Medical Association Haryana Chapter, strives to do as well. Covering a wide spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic sciences, HMJ publishes editorials, original articles, reviews, brief communications and case reports. These provide the reader with comprehensive coverage of contemporary as well as cutting edge medical science. HMJ has published manuscripts not only from Haryana and other states of India, but abroad as well. Under the far sighted editorship of Dr Ashok Taneja (Gurgaon), supported by Associate Editors Dr. Kapil Midha and Dr. V. K. Gupta, HMJ has published special issues on…
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Keeping Your Kidney Healthy

Keeping Your Kidney Healthy

Kidneys, Lifestyle
Kidney diseases are silent killers, which will largely affect your quality of life. There are however several easy ways to reduce the risk of developing kidney disease. Keep fit and active - Keeping fit helps to reduce your blood pressure and therefore reduces the risk of Chronic Kidney Disease.The concept “on the move for kidney health” is a worldwide collective march involving the public, celebrities and professionals moving across a public area by walking, running and cycling. Why not join them – by whatever means you prefer! Keep regular control of your blood sugar level - About half of people who have diabetes develop kidney damage, so it is important for people with diabetes to have regular tests to check their kidney functions. Kidney damage from diabetes can be reduced…
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Madhumehika

Madhumehika

Diabetes, Lifestyle
Diabetes Education Forum (later changed to Foundation - DEF), Allahabad was founded in 2001 when it also launched its quarterly publication which was christened “Madhumehika” by our then Vice President and Patron, late Mr RN Srivastava. Madhumehika is distributed free of cost to almost 7000 life members (and growing). It endeavours to educate and update the public about different aspects of diabetes using both Hindi and English. Each Madhumehika is theme based, pertaining to the previous camp conducted. Each largely attended quarterly camps focuses not only on diabetes – from lifestyle to self-monitoring to complications to nuances of insulin to hypoglycemia to diabetes in women, but also any situation that people with diabetes may encounter throughout their lifespan– from infections to hormone problems to ACS to organ transplantation to anesthesia…
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Dos and Donts during Ramadan fasting

Dos and Donts during Ramadan fasting

Diet, Lifestyle
Ramadan is the month of fasting and prayers for believers of Islam. Fasting is obligatory for all adult, healthy Muslims. During fasting, no food or water intake is permitted from dawn to dusk. Who all are exempted: Children below the puberty age Mentally incapacitated individuals People with acute illness Chronic illness as diabetes with complications While travelling for distances more than 50 miles Menstruating women Pregnant and breast feeding women What are the Risks? Category 1 - Subjects at very high risk – should preferably not fast Episode of severe hypoglycaemia (assistance was needed for recovery) in the last 3 months Recurrent hypoglycaemia Hypoglycaemia unawareness Sustained poor glycaemic control Ketoacidosis in the previous three months Type 1 Diabetes Acute illness Persons performing intense physical labour Pregnancy People on long term…
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Eat Healthy Live Healthy

Eat Healthy Live Healthy

Diet, Lifestyle
Nutrition transition: The following dietary factors are associated with increase in NCDs like obesity, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. Intergenerational variability in eating patterns Family and social influences in eating patterns Changing trends in dietary intake & cooking practices Reduced consumption of fruits and vegetables Increased consumption of processed and energy dense foods Occupational variability Changing lifestyle Easy availability and feasibility of junk food Education Time constraints TV viewing during meals Healthy tips and Meal pattern for promoting healthier lifestyles Adopt 6-7 small meal pattern instead of 2-3 major meals. Eat at frequent intervals avoiding gaps (>3 hrs) in between meals. Look for healthy eatables in-between major balanced meals. Ensure balance meals comprising all the food groups Drink at least 2-3 litres water/day. Minimize intake of food items containing saturated…
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Skin Laser Hair Removal Made Simple

Skin Laser Hair Removal Made Simple

Lifestyle, Skin
1. Laser are useful for removing unwanted hair from various parts of body 2. Laser can selectively target dark, course hair while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged 3. Laser actually cause Permanent Hair "REDUCTION", rather than "REMOVAL". 4. If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis before treatment. That is because laser targets the hair roots, which are temporarily removed by plucking or waxing 5. Just before the procedure, your hair that will be undergoing treatment will be trimmed to a few millimeters above the skin surface 6. Depending on the laser light source used, you and the treating doctor may require appropriate eye protection 7. After the procedure, you may be given icepacks, anti- inflammatory creams and sunscreen location to ease…
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Keeping Your Heart Healthy

Keeping Your Heart Healthy

Diet, Heart
The best way look after your heart is with a healthy lifestyle. Be smoke-free Being smoke free is one of the best things you can do to protect your heart. Manage your blood cholesterol Your body cholesterol needs to be healthy, but an imbalance of cholesterol in your blood can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Manage your blood pressure Blood pressure isn’t usually something you can feel. If it’s too high, it needs to be treated. Manage diabetes It’s important to manage your diabetes to help prevent a heart attack or stroke. Be physically active Regular, moderate physical activity is great for your heart health. It’s also important to sit less during your day and break up your sitting time. Achieve and maintain a healthy weight Maintaining a healthy weight can…
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A Promise

A Promise

Lifestyle, Random
Perhaps the most illustrious son of Karnal, Maharishi Ved Vyas is created with writing the Mahabharata, the Upanishads and the Puranas. His name means ‘the one who classified or split the Vedas’, and made them easy for the public to understand. A temple dedicated to his worship still stands in village Basthali [ Vyassthal] near Nissing, and is testimony to Karnal District being his karam bhoomi.  Modern medical science is a Mahabharata of its own, with multiple players enacting multiple roles. Physicians, paramedical staff and alternative medicine practitioners offer conflicting, and confusing health related advice to the public. This pandemonium is worsened by e-hearsay obtained from the net and social media. It is not unsurprising, therefore, that in spite of advances in both diagnostics and therapeutics, we consider ourselves less…
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Deadly Thighs

Deadly Thighs

Exercise, Lifestyle
If you have a bit of junk in the trunk (belly fat), don't worry — that lower body fat might help protect you from metabolic disease, Oxford University researchers found, because fat in the thighs and buttocks may have a protective effect. A Danish study even found that people with thin thighs have a greater risk of premature death. Maybe it's better to have "thunder thighs" then thin "deadly thighs"!
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Cheating can be good!

Cheating can be good!

Diet
What if we told you that you could cheat, guilt-free, and it would actually be good for you? No, not the cheating in exams or love. We mean cheating on your diet, and chalking up some surprising benefits. On a weight loss diet, dietary cheaters invariably are successful. That happens because in response to a low calorie diet, the body slows downs the metabolism and burn less energy which is counterproductive to what you are trying to achieve. A cheat meal with extra calories helps to give a kick to the slowing down metabolism. Therefore it helps to not only ward off feeling of deprivation but keeps you on track with your dietary regimen. But be cautioned, don't go overboard and keep the cheat meals to just once a week!
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