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World hypertension day

आज वर्ल्ड हाइपरटेंशन डे है, आइए जानते हैं ब्लड प्रेशर के विषय में डॉ रूबी बंसल से – जो एक Preventive health & Infectious Diseases Expert होने के साथ ही MD, Fellowship HIV Medicine (MAMC, Delhi), Observership HIV & Transplant ID (UIC, USA), Fellowship Infectious Diseases (CMC, Vellore ) और WOW India की Joint Secretary हैं… एक बार अवश्य इस लेख को पढ़ें… डॉ पूर्णिमा शर्मा, Secretary Gen. WOW India & Web Editor…

  • उच्च रक्तचाप (हाइपरटेंशन) क्या है?

    Dr. Ruby Bansal
    Dr. Ruby Bansal

उच्च रक्तचाप, जिसे हाइपरटेंशन भी कहा जाता है, एक सामान्य स्थिति है जिसमें आपकी धमनियों में रक्त का दबाव लंबे समय तक अत्यधिक बढ़ा रहता है। यह हृदय और रक्त वाहिकाओं को अधिक मेहनत करने पर मजबूर करता है, जिससे हृदय रोग, स्ट्रोक, और अन्य गंभीर स्वास्थ्य समस्याएं हो सकती हैं।

  • लक्षण:

उच्च रक्तचाप के प्रमुख लक्षणों में शामिल हैं:

गंभीर सिरदर्द headache

थकान या भ्रम

घबराहट

छाती में दर्द

सांस लेने में तकलीफ

धुंधली दृष्टि

मूत्र में रक्त blood in urine

  • कारण:

उच्च रक्तचाप के दो मुख्य प्रकार होते हैं:

प्राथमिक (एसेन्शियल) हाइपरटेंशन: इसके कारण स्पष्ट नहीं होते हैं और यह धीरे-धीरे वर्षों में विकसित होता है।

सेकेंडरी हाइपरटेंशन: यह और बीमारियों के कुप्रभाव के कारण होता है, जैसे किडनी की समस्याएं, थायरॉइड विकार, एड्रेनल ग्लैंड की बीमारियां, या कुछ दवाओं का उपयोग

  • जोखिम कारक: high risk causes

आयु: 60 वर्ष से अधिक आयु के लोगों में उच्च रक्तचाप अधिक आम है।

अधिक वजन या मोटापा

शराब और तंबाकू का अधिक उपयोग

अधिक नमक का सेवन

शारीरिक गतिविधि की कमी

तनाव

  • इलाज:

उच्च रक्तचाप का इलाज करने के लिए विभिन्न प्रकार की दवाएं उपलब्ध हैं, जिनमें डाययूरेटिक्स, बीटा-ब्लॉकर्स, कैल्शियम चैनल ब्लॉकर्स, और एंजियो इसके अलावा, जीवनशैली में बदलाव, जैसे स्वस्थ आहार अपनाना, नियमित व्यायाम करना, और नमक का सेवन कम करना भी महत्वपूर्ण है

  • निष्कर्ष:

उच्च रक्तचाप एक गंभीर स्थिति है जो समय पर निदान और उचित इलाज के बिना हृदय रोग और स्ट्रोक का कारण बन सकता है अतः जांच और स्वस्थ जीवनशैली अपनाना अत्यंत आवश्यक है।

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

An article by Dr Deepika Kohli – a well-known Dietitian/Nutritionist in Mayur Vihar Ph-I, Delhi and has an experience of 26 years in this field. Ms. Deepika Kohli practices at Deepika’s Diet Clinic in Mayur Vihar Ph-I, Delhi, Jeevan Anmol Hospital in Mayur Vihar Ph-I, Delhi and Life Care Centre in Preet Vihar, Delhi. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator ) from Pfizer in 2011. She is a member of Indian Dietetic Association. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Diabetic diet, PCOD Diet, Weight Gain Diet Counselling, Therapeutic Diet’s and Weight Loss Diet Counselling etc. Must read… Dr. Purnima Sharma – Sec. Gen. WOW India & Editor of WOW Website…

* *Understanding Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

(PCOS): Symptoms and Dietary Management* *

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that affects people with ovaries, typically during

Dr. Deepika Kohli
Dr. Deepika Kohli

their reproductive years. PCOS is characterized by an imbalance of reproductive hormones, which can lead to a

variety of symptoms and potential complications. While the exact cause of PCOS is not fully understood, factors such as genetics, insulin resistance, and inflammation are believed to play a role in its development.

PCOS is a complex condition that involves a combination of hormonal imbalances, metabolic disturbances, and reproductive issues. One of the hallmarks of PCOS is the presence of small fluid-filled sacs (cysts) on the ovaries, which can interfere with normal ovulation and menstrual cycles.

* *Symptoms of PCOS in Young Girls* *

PCOS can present differently in individuals, but common symptoms in young girls may include:

  1. * *Irregular Menstrual Cycles**: Girls with PCOS may experience irregular periods or may go for long stretches without menstruating.
  2. * *Excessive Hair Growth (Hirsutism)**: PCOS can cause increased hair growth on the face, chest, back, or other areas of the body due to elevated levels of androgens (male hormones).
  3. * *Acne**: Hormonal imbalances associated with PCOS can lead to acne breakouts, particularly along the jawline and chin.
  4. ** Weight Gain**: Many girls with PCOS struggle with weight management, as insulin resistance and hormonal imbalances can contribute to weight gain, especially around the abdomen.

* *Dietary Management for PCOS**

Diet plays a crucial role in managing PCOS symptoms and promoting overall health. A wellbalanced diet can help regulate blood sugar levels, reduce insulin resistance, manage weight, and improve hormonal balance. Here’s a detailed look at dietary recommendations for individuals with PCOS:

  1. * *Emphasize Whole Foods**: Focus on whole, minimally processed foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. These foods provide essential nutrients and fiber while minimizing added sugars and refined carbohydrates.
  2. * *Choose Low-Glycemic Index (Gl)

Carbohydrates**: Opt for carbohydrates that have a low glycemic index, which means they cause a slower and more gradual increase in blood sugar levels. Examples include whole grains (e.g., quinoa, barley), legumes, fruits, and non-starchy vegetables.

  1. * *Balance Macronutrients**: Aim for a balanced intake of macronutrients, including carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, to help stabilize blood sugar levels and promote satiety. Include lean proteins such as poultry, fish, tofu, and legumes in your meals.
  2. * *Healthy Fats**: Incorporate healthy fats such as avocados, nuts, seeds, and olive oil into your diet. These fats can help improve insulin sensitivity and reduce inflammation.
  3. * *Limit Added Sugars and Refined

Carbohydrates**: Minimize consumption of foods and beverages high in added sugars, refined carbohydrates, and processed foods. These foods can cause spikes in blood sugar levels and exacerbate insulin resistance.

  1. * *Moderate Dairy Intake**: Some research suggests that high dairy intake may worsen PCOS symptoms due to its potential impact on insulin levels and hormonal balance. Choose dairy products in moderation and opt for low-fat or non-dairy alternatives if needed.
  2. * *Stay Hydrated**: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated and support overall health.
  3. * *Manage Portions**: Pay attention to portion sizes to avoid overeating, which can contribute to weight gain and insulin resistance.

In conclusion, PCOS is a complex hormonal disorder that can present with a variety of symptoms in young girls. Dietary management plays a crucial role in managing PCOS symptoms and promoting overall health. By emphasizing whole foods, choosing low-glycemic index carbohydrates, balancing macronutrients, and limiting added sugars and refined carbohydrates, individuals with PCOS can support hormone balance, regulate blood sugar levels, and improve their overall quality of life. Consulting with a healthcare provider or registered dietitian can provide personalized guidance and support for managing PCOS through diet and lifestyle modifications.

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Simple Strategies for Liver Health

—–Dr. Ruby Bansal

Dear friends! Yesterday was the International Liver Day… that’s why Dr. Ruby Bansal – a Preventive health & Infectious Diseases Expert and Joint Secretary of WOW India – sent this article about some Simple Strategies for Liver Health Adult… Must read… Dr. Purnima Sharma, Sec. Gen. of WOW India and Editor of WOW Web…

Keeping Your Liver Happy: Simple Strategies for Liver Health

The liver is one of the most vital organs in the body, responsible for a multitude of functions essential for

Dr. Ruby Bansal
Dr. Ruby Bansal

our well-being. From filtering toxins and metabolizing nutrients to producing bile for digestion, its role is paramount. However, our modern lifestyles often put undue stress on this hardworking organ. By adopting some simple lifestyle changes, you can ensure your liver stays healthy and happy for years to come.
What to do to keep liver happy n healthy

Balanced Diet:
A well-balanced diet is crucial for liver health. Focus on incorporating plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins into your meals. Limit your intake of processed foods, saturated fats, and added sugars, as these can burden the liver and contribute to fatty liver disease.

Hydration:
Proper hydration is key to supporting liver function. Aim to drink plenty of water throughout the day to help flush toxins from your system. Herbal teas and infused water can also be excellent choices to keep you hydrated while providing additional health benefits.

Limit Alcohol Consumption:
Excessive alcohol consumption can wreak havoc on the liver, leading to conditions like alcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis, and cirrhosis. If you choose to drink, do so in moderation. For optimal liver health, it’s recommended that men limit alcohol intake to no more than two drinks per day, and women to one drink per day.

Exercise Regularly:
Regular physical activity not only helps maintain a healthy weight but also supports liver function. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week. Activities like brisk walking, swimming, or cycling are great options to get your heart pumping and your liver happy.

Quit Smoking:
Smoking is not only harmful to your lungs but also to your liver. The toxic chemicals in cigarette smoke can impair liver function and increase the risk of liver disease. If you smoke, quitting is one of the best things you can do for your overall health and the health of your liver.

Practice Safe Sex:
Certain viruses, such as hepatitis B and C, can be transmitted through unprotected sexual activity and can cause serious liver damage. Protect yourself and your partner by practicing safe sex and getting tested regularly for sexually transmitted infections.

Manage Stress:
Chronic stress can take a toll on the liver and contribute to inflammation and liver disease. Incorporate stress-reducing activities into your daily routine, such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, yoga, or spending time in nature.

Get Regular Check-ups:
Regular visits to your healthcare provider are essential for monitoring your liver health. Blood tests can detect liver enzyme levels and other markers of liver function, allowing for early detection and intervention if necessary.

Conclusion:
By adopting these simple strategies, you can support optimal liver health and reduce your risk of liver disease. Remember that small changes can make a big difference over time. Take care of your liver, and it will take care of you for years to come.

 

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Adult Vaccination

Dear friends! Adult immunization is an essential component of preventive healthcare. Vaccines protect individuals, prevent the spread of diseases, and help to create healthier communities. That’s why, Dr. Ruby Bansal – a Preventive health & Infectious Diseases Expert and Joint Secretary of WOW India – is telling us about Adult Vaccination… You can contact her on : 9910530309…Must read… Dr. Purnima Sharma, Sec. Gen. of WOW India and Editor of WOW Web…

Adult Vaccination: Most economical and effective tool for prevention of infectious diseases

Immunization is often associated with childhood vaccinations

Dr. Ruby Bansal
Dr. Ruby Bansal

Are they only for children?

Do adults need vaccines ?

 the importance of vaccines extends well into adulthood. Adult immunization plays a vital role in preventing diseases, reducing complications, and safeguarding public health. Despite this, there is a significant gap in adult vaccination rates compared to childhood vaccination rates.

This article highlights the importance of adult immunization and aims to raise awareness about the vaccines recommended for adults.

Whole World is witness about role of covid vaccination in community

The Need for Adult Immunization:

Protecting against Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Vaccines are one of the most effective ways to prevent infectious diseases. Many diseases, such as influenza, pneumonia, shingles, hepatitis & typhoid  can have severe consequences for adults. Vaccination helps reduce the risk of infection and its complications.

Reducing Disease Transmission: Vaccines not only protect the vaccinated individual but also help prevent the spread of diseases within the community. By getting vaccinated, adults can contribute to herd immunity, protecting those who cannot be vaccinated due to medical conditions or age.

Recommended Vaccines for Adults:

Influenza (Flu) Vaccine: The influenza virus can cause severe illness and even death, particularly in older adults and individuals with chronic health conditions. Yearly flu vaccination is recommended for all adults.

Pneumococcal Vaccines: Pneumococcal disease can lead to pneumonia, meningitis, and bloodstream infections. Vaccination is recommended for adults over 65 years old and those with certain medical conditions like COPD, Asthma, Immunocompromised status, transplant patients etc

Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine: Protection against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) can weaken over time. Adults should receive a booster Tdap vaccine and tetanus-diphtheria (Td) booster every 10 years.

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Vaccine: Shingles can cause a painful rash and long-lasting nerve pain. The shingles vaccine is recommended for adults aged 50 and older.

Hepatitis Vaccines: Vaccines are available for hepatitis A and hepatitis B, which can cause liver disease. Vaccination is recommended for adults at risk due to occupation, travel, lifestyle choices, or certain medical conditions.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine: The HPV vaccine protects against several types of cancer, including cervical, anal, and oropharyngeal cancers. It is recommended for adults up to age 26 years , particularly those who missed vaccination in adolescence. It is recommended young boys as well girls upto age 16 years

This vaccine is important both adolescents boys and girls

Adult immunization is an essential component of preventive healthcare. Vaccines protect individuals, prevent the spread of diseases, and help to create healthier communities. It is crucial for adults to stay up-to-date with their immunizations and consult with healthcare providers to determine the vaccines that are appropriate for their age, health status, and lifestyle. By prioritizing adult immunization, we can all contribute to a healthier future for ourselves and those around us.

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Understanding Hypertension

Dr. Deepika Kohli
Dr. Deepika Kohli

Understanding Hypertension – an article by Dr. Deepika Kohli – a well-known Dietitian/Nutritionist and a Certified Diabetes Educator from Pfizer in 2011. She is a member of Indian Dietetic Association. Must read… Dr. Purnima Sharma, Secretary General & Editor of WOW Website…

Understanding Hypertension:

Definition, Normal vs. Elevated Values, and Dietary Management

Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, is a chronic medical condition characterized by elevated blood pressure levels in the arteries. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood throughout the body. Hypertension is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease, including heart attack, stroke, and other complications, making its management

crucial for overall health.

**Definition of Hypertension* *

Hypertension is typically defined as blood pressure measurements consistently higher than normal. Blood pressure is measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg) and is recorded as two numbers:

  1. * *Systolic Pressure**: The first (top) number represents the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats or contracts to pump blood.
  2. **Diastolic Pressure**: The second (bottom) number represents the pressure in the arteries when the heart is at rest between beats.
  • *Normal vs. Elevated Blood Pressure Values* *

The American Heart Association (AHA) classifies blood pressure values into the following categories:

 * *Normal**: Systolic pressure less than 120 mmHg and diastolic pressure less than 80 mmHg.

  • * *Elevated**: Systolic pressure between 120-129 mmHg and diastolic pressure less than 80 mmHg.
  • * *Hypertension Stage 1**: Systolic pressure between 130-139 mmHg or diastolic pressure between 80-89 mmHg.
  • * *Hypertension Stage 2**: Systolic pressure 140 mmHg or higher or diastolic pressure 90 mmHg or higher.
  • * *Hypertensive Crisis**: Systolic pressure higher than 180 mmHg and/or diastolic pressure higher than 120 mmHg.

It’s important to note that elevated blood pressure values may require lifestyle modifications and close monitoring to prevent progression to hypertension.

  • *Dietary Management for Hypertension* *

Diet plays a crucial role in managing hypertension by reducing blood pressure levels and lowering the risk of cardiovascular complications. Here’s a detailed look at dietary recommendations for individuals with hypertension:

  1. * *DASH Diet**: The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is a well-established dietary pattern that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy products while limiting saturated fats, cholesterol, and sodium. The DASH diet has been shown to significantly lower blood pressure levels.
  2. * *Limit Sodium Intake**: Excessive sodium intake can contribute to high blood pressure. Aim to limit sodium consumption by avoiding processed and packaged foods, which are often high in sodium, and using herbs, spices, and other flavourings to season meals instead of salt.
  3. * *Increase Potassium-Rich Foods* * Potassium helps counteract the effects of sodium on blood pressure. Include potassium rich foods such as bananas, oranges, spinach, sweet potatoes, and beans in your diet.
  4. * *Magnesium-Rich Foods**: Magnesium plays a role in regulating blood pressure. Foods high in magnesium include leafy green vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and legumes.
  5. * *Limit Alcohol Consumption**: Excessive alcohol consumption can raise blood pressure levels. If you choose to drink alcohol, do so in moderation (up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men).
  6. * *Maintain a Healthy Weight**: Excess weight is a risk factor for hypertension. Aim to achieve and maintain a healthy weight through a balanced diet and regular exercise.
  7. * *Monitor Caffeine Intake**: While moderate caffeine intake is generally safe for most people, excessive caffeine consumption may temporarily raise blood pressure levels. Limit caffeine intake from sources such as coffee, tea, and energy drinks if needed.
  8. * *Be Mindful of Portion Sizes**: Pay attention to portion sizes to avoid overeating, which can contribute to weight gain and high blood pressure.

In conclusion, hypertension is a common medical condition characterized by elevated blood pressure levels in the arteries. Dietary management plays a crucial role in controlling blood pressure and reducing the risk of cardiovascular complications. By following a heart-healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy products while limiting sodium, alcohol, and processed foods, individuals with hypertension can support overall heart health and improve their quality of life. It’s essential to work closely with a healthcare provider or registered dietitian to develop a personalized dietary plan tailored to individual needs and preferences.

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Swine flu

            Dear friends! With the changing of weather, cases of Swine Flu have also started appearing. That’s

Dr. Priya Kapur
Dr. Priya Kapur

why, Dr. Ruby Bansal – a Preventive health & Infectious Diseases Expert – has written this article on the subject – what are the symptoms of this disease, what are the causes of this and how to prevent it… Dr. Priya Kapur, Editor WOW Web

Swine flu Causes Symptoms Treatment and Vaccination

Currently due to sudden change in weather many people are coughing and suffering from fever its favourable time for viral infections one of which is swine flu.

What is swine flu which is spreading around Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention

Dr. Ruby Bansal
Dr. Ruby Bansal

Swine flu, also known as H1N1 influenza, is a respiratory illness caused by the H1N1 virus. It first emerged in 2009, causing a global pandemic. While the virus has since become a seasonal flu virus, outbreaks can still occur. Understanding the causes, symptoms, and prevention measures is essential in managing the risk of swine flu.

Causes:

Swine flu is caused by the H1N1 virus, which is a subtype of influenza A virus. The virus can spread from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It can also spread by touching surfaces contaminated with the virus and then touching the mouth, nose, or eyes.

Symptoms:

The symptoms of swine flu are similar to those of seasonal influenza and can include:
Fever
Cough
Sore throat
Runny or stuffy nose
Body aches
Fatigue
Headache
Chills
Some people may also experience diarrhea and vomiting

Prevention:

Preventing swine flu involves practicing good hygiene and getting vaccinated

Vaccination: Getting vaccinated against the flu, including the H1N1 strain, is the most effective way to prevent swine flu. Annual flu vaccines are recommended for everyone over six months of age.

Hygiene: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after coughing or sneezing. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers if soap and water are not available. Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Cover Your Mouth and Nose: When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow. Dispose of tissues properly and wash your hands immediately.

Stay Home When Sick: If you have flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough, and body aches, stay home from work or school to prevent spreading the virus to others.
Avoid Close Contact: Avoid close contact with sick individuals, and if you are sick, avoid close contact with others to prevent spreading the virus.

Treatment:
Most cases of swine flu are mild and can be treated with over-the-counter medications to relieve symptoms. However, in severe cases or for individuals at high risk of complications are advised by doctors antiviral medications like tamiflu and symptomatic treatment

Conclusion:

Covid is different from swine flu
Swine flu is a respiratory illness caused by the H1N1 virus. While it shares similarities with seasonal influenza, it can cause severe illness and even death, particularly in high-risk groups such as young children, pregnant women, older adults, and individuals with underlying health conditions. Practicing good hygiene, getting vaccinated, and staying informed about the latest developments in swine flu prevention and treatment are essential in reducing the risk of infection and mitigating its impact on public health.

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Understanding Diabetes

An article by Dr. Deepika Kohli

Hi friends! today I am sharing an article by Dr Deepika Kohli on Understanding Diabetes: Types, Diabetic Diet, and the Role of Fiber. Dr. Kohli is a well-known Dietitian/Nutritionist in Mayur Vihar Ph-I, Delhi and

Dr. Priya Kapur, Editor WOW Web
Dr. Priya Kapur, Editor WOW Web

has an experience of 26 years in this field. Ms. Deepika Kohli practices at Deepika’s Diet Clinic in Mayur Vihar Ph-I, Delhi, Jeevan Anmol Hospital in Mayur Vihar Ph-I, Delhi and Life Care Centre in Preet Vihar, Delhi. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator ) from Pfizer in 2011. She is a member of Indian Dietetic Association. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Diabetic diet, PCOD Diet, Weight Gain Diet Counselling, Therapeutic Diet’s and Weight Loss Diet Counselling etc. Must read… Dr. Priya Kapur, Editor of WOW Website…

 

Understanding Diabetes: Types, Diabetic Diet, and the Role of Fiber

Dr. Deepika Kohli
Dr. Deepika Kohli

Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder characterized by elevated levels of blood glucose, either due to insufficient production of insulin (a hormone produced by the pancreas that regulates blood sugar) or the body’s inability to effectively utilize insulin. This condition affects millions of people worldwide and can lead to serious complications if not managed properly.

There are primarily two types of diabetes:

  1. **Type 1 Diabetes**: This type of diabetes occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. As a result, the body is unable to produce insulin, leading to high blood sugar levels. Type 1 diabetes is typically diagnosed in children and young adults, and it requires lifelong insulin therapy for management.
  2. **Type 2 Diabetes**: Type 2 diabetes develops when the body becomes resistant to insulin or when the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin to meet the body’s needs. This type of diabetes is more common in adults, although it is increasingly being diagnosed in children and adolescents due to rising obesity rates and sedentary lifestyles. Type 2 diabetes can often be managed through lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, although some individuals may also require medication or insulin therapy.

A crucial aspect of managing diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes, is following a balanced and nutritious diet. For adults with diabetes, a diabetic diet aims to regulate blood sugar levels, maintain a healthy weight, and reduce the risk of complications. Here’s what a diabetic diet typically consists of:

  1. * *Carbohydrates**: Monitoring carbohydrate intake is essential for managing blood sugar levels. Instead of eliminating carbohydrates entirely, focus on consuming complex carbohydrates found in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes, as these are digested more slowly and have less of an impact on blood sugar levels compared to simple carbohydrates.
  2. * *Protein**: Including lean sources of protein, such as poultry, fish, tofu, legumes, and low-fat dairy products, can help stabilize blood sugar levels and promote satiety.
  3. * *Fats**: Opt for healthy fats, such as those found in nuts, seeds, avocados, and olive oil, while limiting saturated and trans fats, which can increase the risk of heart disease.
  4. * *Fiber**: Fiber plays a crucial role in the diabetic diet as it helps regulate blood sugar levels, improve digestion, and promote overall health. Fiber-rich foods include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts.

The role of fiber in the diabetic diet cannot be overstated. Fiber slows down the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, which helps prevent spikes in blood glucose levels after meals. Additionally, fiber promotes a feeling of fullness, which can aid in weight management and reduce the risk of overeating.

Moreover, fiber-rich foods are often nutrientdense and low in calories, making them ideal choices for individuals with diabetes who need to manage their weight. Incorporating a variety of fiber-rich foods into meals and snacks can contribute to better blood sugar control and overall health.

In conclusion, diabetes is a complex condition that requires careful management, including dietary modifications. Following a diabetic diet that emphasizes balanced meals rich in complex carbohydrates, lean protein, healthy fats, and fiber can help individuals with diabetes maintain stable blood sugar levels, achieve a healthy weight, and reduce the risk of complications associated with the disease. Incorporating fiberrich foods into the diet is particularly important, as fiber offers numerous health benefits and plays a key role in managing blood sugar levels effectively.

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Today we received a bad news that TV serial Anupama fame actor Rituraj Singh passed away due to a

Dr. Priya Kapur
Dr. Priya Kapur

 Sudden Cardiac Arrest. All of his fans are shocked. Nowadays we are hearing a lot about Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Basically this is a life style disease. I asked my dear friend and Joint Secretary of WOW India Dr. Ruby Bansal about this and she sent this article “Understanding Sudden Cardiac Arrest: A Simple Guide for Public Awareness” which I am publishing here. Dr. Ruby Bansal is a Preventive Health & Infectious Diseases Specialist. She is MD, fellow HIV Medicine (MAMC,Delhi) and Fellow Infectious Diseases (CMC, Vallore ). Must read the article… Dr. Priya Kapoor, Editor WOW India’s Website…

 

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

A Simple Guide for Public Awareness

Satish Kaushik · Sidharth Shukla · Om Puri · Inder Kumar · Reema Lagoo · Farooq Shaikh · KK· Raju Srivastav and now actor Ritu raj died of cardiac arrest. So many deaths due to heart illness.

Why it’s happening ?

Dr. Ruby Bansal
Dr. Ruby Bansal

Understanding Sudden Cardiac Arrest: A Simple Guide for Public Awareness

Introduction: Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a serious and life-threatening condition that can happen to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. It occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, leading to a lack of blood flow to the brain and other vital organs.

SCA is different from a heart attack, and it requires immediate action for the best chance of survival.

Causes: SCA can be caused by various factors, including heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias), structural heart problems, or other underlying health conditions. Some common causes include coronary artery disease, heart muscle disorders, and electrical problems in the heart.

Symptoms: Unlike some other heart conditions, SCA often occurs without warning signs.

However, in some cases, people may experience symptoms such as dizziness, fainting, chest pain, or shortness of breath before a cardiac arrest happens. It's important to note that not everyone will have warning signs, making awareness and preparedness crucial.

Risk Factors: Certain factors may increase the risk of SCA, including a history of heart disease, family history of sudden cardiac arrest, smoking ,alcohol high blood pressure, diabetes, and a sedentary lifestyle and most important and dangerous is stress. And one more reason is excessive sudden exercise. Understanding these risk factors can help individuals take proactive steps to reduce their chances of experiencing SCA.

Immediate Response: The key to improving survival rates during SCA is prompt action. If you witness someone collapsing and suspect SCA, follow these steps:

  1. Call for help: Dial emergency services immediately.
  2. Start CPR: Begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by giving chest compressions. Push hard and fast in the centre of the chest at a rate of about 100-120 compressions per minute.
  3. Use an AED: If available, use an automated external defibrillator (AED) if trained to do so. AEDs can analyse the heart's rhythm and deliver a shock if necessary, helping to restore normal heart function.

Prevention: While SCA cannot always be predicted or prevented, adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce the risk. This includes regular exercise, maintaining a balanced diet, avoiding tobacco and excessive alcohol consumption, and managing stress.

Regular health check-ups and screenings are also essential for identifying and managing potential risk factors.

Conclusion: Increasing public awareness about sudden cardiac arrest is vital for saving lives.

Understanding the causes, recognizing the symptoms, and knowing how to respond quickly can make a significant difference in the outcome. By taking preventive measures and being prepared, individuals can contribute to a safer and healthier community.

Ask questions if any we will be happy to answer all your queries.

DR Ruby Bansal

Preventive Health & Infectious Diseases Specialist

MD, fellow HIV Medicine (MAMC,Delhi)

Fellow Infectious Diseases (CMC, Vallore )

 

 

 

 

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दिनांक 3 जून 2023 को WOW India के सौजन्य से YWA के प्रांगण में ‘अनिमिया मुक्त भारत’ योजना के तहत अनिमिया परीक्षण शिविर का आयोजन किया गया। इस अवसर पर रक्त परीक्षण के साथ-साथ आगामी पर्यावरण दिवस के उपलक्ष्य में पौधारोपण कार्यक्रम भी आयोजित किया गया। आयोजन की सार्थकता को और बढ़ाया श्रीमति प्रिया गुप्ता ने जिन्होंने फेंके जाने वाले अवशेष खाद्य पदार्थों से खाद बनाना सिखाया।

भारत विकास परिषद, प्रांत महिला प्रमुख तथा WOW India की ‘अनिमिया मुक्त भारत’ योजना की संयोजिका श्रीमति अर्चना गर्ग ने सुगमता से हमारे आस-पास उपलब्ध सामग्री से एंजाइम बनाना सिखाया तथा उसके उपयोग पर भी चर्चा की।

कार्यक्रम की अध्यक्षता की श्रीमति इंदु गुप्ता ने तथा सहयोगी रहीं इनर व्हील संस्था की सचिव श्रीमति मधुबाला, श्रीमति शशि कुमार, श्रीमति अनीता, भारत विकास परिषद सूर्य नगर शाखा की कार्यक्रम संयोजिका श्रीमति अनुभा पांडे व अन्य कर्मठ महिला कार्यकर्ता।

WOW India की ओर से श्रीमति स्वाती ने YWA छात्रावास की कुछ 67 युवतियों तथा स्टाफ का रक्त परीक्षण किया। मानक से कम हिमोग्लोबिन होने पर संबंधित महिलाओं को दवा या आवश्यक दिशा निर्देश दिए गए। यह एक सूचनापरक, जागरूकता कार्यक्रम रहा जिसे सभी के द्वारा सराहा गया।

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श्री ­R K Rastogi जी की कविता में संविधान संशोधन और रोज़गार के अवसरों के सन्दर्भ थे तो पूनम गुप्ता ने “माँ” को समर्पित कविता का पाठ किया | नीरज सक्सेना ने भी पहले “माँ” के सम्मान में कुछ पंक्तियाँ पढ़कर “मैं रोती आँखों का अश्रु हूँ” शीर्षक से बड़ी जोश और भावपूर्ण कविता का पाठ किया | पूजा भारद्वाज ने भी अपनी कविता के माध्यम से “माँ” का ही स्मरण किया | पुनीता सिंह की रचना भी प्रभावशाली रही | नूतन शर्मा की कविता “कैसे वो बिताया” में एक सैनिक की पत्नी की कथा व्यथा ध्वनित हुई तो उन्होंने एक माहिया भी गाकर सुनाया | कार्यक्रम का आकर्षण रही मुकेश आनन्द जी की रचना “लक्ष्मण को प्राणदण्ड” | इस कविता को रामायण की एक कथा को आधार बनाकर लिखा गया था | एक प्रसंग आता है कि एक बार यम श्री राम के साथ कुछ मन्त्रणा करने आए | किन्तु उन्होंने श्री राम से एक वचन माँगा कि जितनी देर मन्त्रणा चलेगी उतनी देर कोई व्यवधान नहीं उपस्थित करेगा – और यदि ऐसा होता है तो आप मर्यादा की रक्षा करते हुए उसे प्राणदण्ड देंगे | भगवान राम इस पर सहमत हो गए और उन्होंने अपने सबसे प्रिय अनुज लक्ष्मण को द्वार की रक्षा हेतु नियुक्त कर दिया | इसी बीच परम क्रोधी ऋषि दुर्वासा भी वहाँ आ गए | लक्ष्मण ने उन्हें बहुत रोकना चाहा किन्तु वे नहीं माने तो लक्ष्मण को बरबस भीतर जाकर भाई को उनके आगमन की सूचना देनी पड़ी | राम ने दुर्वासा ऋषि का स्वागत सत्कार तो किया – किन्तु यम को दिए वचन के अनुसार उन्हें लक्ष्मण को मृत्युदण्ड देना था क्योंकि उन्होंने मन्त्रणा में व्यवधान उपस्थित किया था | बड़ी कठिन स्थिति थी | तब उनके गुरुदेव महर्षि वशिष्ठ ने उन्हें सुझाव दिया कि अपने किसी प्रिय का त्याग भी उसकी मृत्यु के समान ही होता है, अतः तुम अपने वचन का पालन करने के लिए लक्ष्मण का त्याग कर दो | लक्ष्मण ने कहा कि श्री राम से दूर जाना उनके लिए मृत्यु से भी अधिक कष्टकारी होगा – इसलिए वे उनकी मर्यादा और वचन का पालन करते हुए अपने शरीर का त्याग कर देंगे – और उन्होंने जल समाधि ले ली | मुकेश जी ने इस घटना का वर्णन के साथ ही और भी कुछ प्रसंगों को उठाते हुए एक परिकल्पना प्रस्तुत की कि यदि राम और लक्ष्मण आज जीवित होते तो लक्ष्मण और उनके मध्य किस प्रकार का वार्तालाप होता | रचना वास्तव में अत्यन्त प्रभावशाली थी |

कार्यक्रम का समापन सभी रचनाकारों के सम्मान के बाद WOW India की Senior Vice President श्रीमती बानू बंसल जी के धन्यवाद प्रस्ताव के साथ हुआ | कार्यक्रम में WOW India की कार्यकारिणी सदस्य श्रीमती अर्चना गर्ग सहित अनेक सदस्य उपस्थित रहे | कार्यक्रम का सफल संचालन WOW India की Cultural Secretary लीना जैन ने किया |

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