Category: MedikaCare

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Leprosy: What to know and how to cure it?

Leprosy is a deep-seated, progressive infection which happens due a bacterium called Mycobacterium laprae. The bacteria affects the skin, nose lining, the nerves of the extremities, and the upper part of the respiratory tract. Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, results in muscle weakness, nerve impairment, and skin ulcer. If the disease is not diagnosed in time, the patient can suffer from serious disabilities and disfigurement. Tropical countries with subtropical weather are places where...

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Lets unite to end TB! Know its causes, symptoms & prevention

What is TB Awareness Month? The month of March is dedicated to educating everyone around the world about Tuberculosis. Persons will be educated about the causes, treatment, symptoms and prevention of this disease. Purpose of TB Awareness Month The main purpose of TB Awareness month is to support worldwide efforts made for controlling TB through increasing* knowledge of the disease and developing solutions to stop the spread of TB. Each year, there are activities...

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Benefits of Practicing Yoga

The benefits of yoga provide both instant gratification and lasting transformation. In the fitness world, both are extremely important. Too much time with too few results can be incredibly discouraging, and monotonous routines week after week can lead to stagnation. Yoga can change your physical and mental capacity quickly, while preparing the mind and body for long-term health. 1.Yoga makes you feel better – simple as that! Pick a suitable class for your level and approach...

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Reasons you should never drink water while Standing

We have heard that is not good to drink water while on your feet. Have you ever wondered if this advice usually given by the elders is correct? Many people drink water while standing. However, this way of drinking water has serious health side effects. According to experts, water should be only drunk in small sips and in a seated position. You can receive the most benefits of water if you drink it while...

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Benefits of having AED

Automated external defibrillator AED stands for automated external defibrillator. An AED is a device used to administer an electric shock through the chest wall to the heart. Built-in computers assess the patient’s heart rhythm, judge whether defibrillation is needed, and then administer a shock if needed. Audible and/or visual prompts guide the user through the process. Benefits of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) can happen at any time, to anyone,...

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Is a heart beat the same as a pulse?

The heart is a muscular pump that with each heart beat pumps blood around the body. On leaving the heart the blood first travels along the arteries. The pulse is what you feel over an artery as the pressure inside increases following each heart beat. The average pulse rate is between 60-80 beats per minute. Many factors will affect the pulse rate both in health and illness. The most obvious is during exercise when...

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One love, One Blood -Benefits of Blood Donation

                         One Love, One Blood   BLOOD DONATION BENEFITS IMPROVES HEART HEALTH  Donating blood improves your overall cardiovascular health. Increased level of iron in the blood raises the chance of heart disease. Regularly donating blood helps males in particular to reduce the amount of iron in the blood. This can reduce the chance of heart attack by 88%. Additionally, regular blood donation can...

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Ill effects of smoking on Health

No matter how you smoke it, tobacco is dangerous to your health. There are no safe substances in any tobacco products, from acetone and tar to nicotine and carbon monoxide. The substances you inhale don’t just affect your lungs. They can affect your entire body. Smoking can lead to a variety of ongoing complications in the body, as well as long-term effects on your body systems. While smoking can increase your risk of a...

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Here’s everything you should know about maintaining a Healthy Vision.

Your eyes are an important part of your health. There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. Follow these simple steps for maintaining healthy eyes well into your golden years. Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. You might think your vision is fine or that your eyes are healthy, but visiting your eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way...

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Purple Day | Epilepsy day | Know everything about it

Epilepsy Day or Purple Day is a special event which promotes awareness of epilepsy in more than 120 countries each year. Every year on the second Monday of February people join together to celebrate and highlight the problems faced by people facing chronic disorder of brain characterized by recurrent ‘seizures’ or ‘fits’. According to World Health Organization (WHO), about 50 million people have epilepsy across the world, out of which 80 percent people are...