Found 161 Articles for Health Tips

What Does Poison Ivy Look Like?

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 02-Jan-2023 12:26:34
Poison ivy, scientifically known as Toxicodendron radicans or Toxicodendron rydbergii, grows widely in wooded or marshy areas throughout North America. This plant can be easily identified as it has three leaves, one on each side and one in the centre. Poison ivy has two other cousins which are Poison oak and Poison sumac. These plants have a different texture as compared to Poison ivy and are generally in clusters of three, five or seven leaves. Poison Ivy is the only one in the family that always has three leaves. Poison sumac grows as a shrub or tree, while poison ivy ... Read More

The Role of Progesterone in Menstrual Cycle and during Pregnancy

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 02-Jan-2023 12:25:16
Progesterone is a hormone that is produced mainly in the ovaries of a woman’s body and is very important in regulating menstruation and supporting pregnancy. Progesterone is also produced in the adrenal glands of men and its function is related to sperm development. Similarly, in a woman’s body, progesterone is also produced in different locations apart from ovaries, which include the corpus luteum, placenta, and adrenal glands. It is one of two female sex hormones and can affect menstrual periods and menopausal symptoms. Progesterone Levels Progesterone levels in women fluctuate throughout the menstrual cycle and can vary all through the ... Read More

The Health Benefits of Magnesium

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 02-Jan-2023 12:21:52
Magnesium is a crucial macronutrient that plays an important role in many body processes, including muscle, nerve and bone health as well as mood. It is a vital mineral, participating in over 300 enzyme reactions in the human body. The main functions of magnesium include assisting with muscle and nerve function, regulating blood pressure and maintaining the function of the immune system. Magnesium is essential for many bodily functions and hence, getting enough magnesium can prevent or cure chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and migraine. Magnesium is present naturally in some foods like almonds, ... Read More

The 6 Best and 5 Worst Candies for Your Health

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 02-Jan-2023 12:20:07
Be it a regular day or a special occasion, we cannot overcome the temptation of sweet foods like candies. However, indulging in too many candies and too frequently can also be an obstacle to leading a healthy lifestyle. So, do we completely stop eating our beloved candies even though we crave them? The answer to this could be indulging in sweets with an action plan in place to enjoy our beloved candies in moderation. Candies in Your Diet Candies can help to satiate a sweet tooth and planning for the indulgences may permit you to stick to healthy eating. If ... Read More

Surprising Causes of High Triglycerides

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 02-Jan-2023 12:18:38
Triglycerides are a type of fat or lipid in our bloodstream. All the calories which we consume are not utilized immediately. Our body stores them in the form of triglycerides and uses them whenever required. If the triglyceride levels are less than 150 mg/dL (milligram per decilitre of blood), it is considered normal. However, if the levels go beyond 200 mg/dL, it's considered high triglycerides or hypertriglyceridemia. High triglycerides do not show any specific symptoms and hence, can be determined only when the doctor asks someone to conduct a lipid panel or lipid profile test. Nevertheless, high triglycerides can raise ... Read More

Can You Lose Weight by Drinking Water?

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 02-Jan-2023 12:15:12
Drinking water could be one of the building blocks of a healthy life. Proper hydration helps our brain to stay alert. Additionally, studies have proved that hydration is one of the prime factors in weight loss as it is directly associated with digestion and muscle function. Water alone cannot help in losing weight but is one of the major components in weight loss. One needs to follow a proper diet, exercise and drink an adequate amount of water as suggested by a dietician or health care provider to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle. Water consumption and weight loss ... Read More

Best and Worst Bread for Type-2 Diabetes

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 02-Jan-2023 11:59:37
Health is wealth and we cannot compromise with it at any cost. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and doctors always recommend diabetic people eat foods that help them to control their blood sugar. Bread has a special place in our meals. May it be a mouth-watering combination of omelette and bread or a healthy meal like a sandwich. However, type-2 diabetic people may prefer to stay away from bread as they fear blood sugar level fluctuations. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has claimed that people with type-2 diabetes can include starchy food items like bread ... Read More

Difference between CBD and Indica

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 13-Dec-2022 16:03:02
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, and Indica are both forms of cannabis, and both have properties that confer therapeutic effects on the body. CBD, on the other hand, is more of a component that can be found in cannabis plants of both the marijuana and hemp varieties, including Indica. Indica is more of a cannabis plant. Indica strains often include a variety of chemicals, including CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), that are responsible for the plant's renowned medicinal properties. This essay focuses on the key differences between CBD plants and Indica strains. Due to the fact that CBD is a component ... Read More

Difference between Moderna and Pfizer Vaccine

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 29-Nov-2022 07:39:40
Despite soaring unemployment rates, collapsing economies, and the threat to the food and nutrition security of millions of people, the newest advance in the Covid−19 vaccine's clinical trials offers a ray of optimism. Pharmaceutical firms across the world are working tirelessly to produce a safe and effective vaccine against Covid−19, and with plans to commence large−scale manufacturing of promising vaccines, there is a ray of optimism for individuals who have been waiting for a coronavirus vaccine for months. A ray of hope has been given to those folks even though it is still early in the plans to commence large−scale ... Read More

Difference between Coinsurance and Deductible

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 25-Nov-2022 11:53:45
The importance of health insurance cannot be overstated. As with previous pandemics, the coronavirus outbreak highlighted the need for a well−functioning global healthcare system. Knowing the language of health insurance is crucial since it is mandated by law in every country. Terms like "copayment, " "deductible, " and "coinsurance" are commonly seen in the context of health insurance. In this article, we'll examine the differences and similarities between coinsurance and deductibles. What is Coinsurance? The insured and the insurer both pay a percentage of the policy's overall cost, making this form of insurance a cost−sharing agreement. Instead of paying ... Read More
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