Section 8: Metabolic Syndrome

Fat in tummy what we call as abdominal obesity has something different than rest of our body fat, in terms of metabolism. This fat is abnormal in the sense of metabolism and leads to a complicated metabolic situation called METABOLIC SYNDROME. This essentially is comprised of type 2 Diabetes, high BP, high cholesterol, increase chance […]

Vitamin D in health and Disease

What is vitamin D? Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin. The fact that it dissolves in fat is important, because it means the body can store it for future use. Ultraviolet B (UVB) in sunlight rays convert cholesterol in the skin into vitamin D. Darker skins need more sun to get the same amount of […]

Growth Hormone: Use and Abuse

GH is made by the pituitary glad, located at the base of the brain. GH helps children grow taller (also called linear growth), increases muscle mass, and decrease body fat. In both children and adults GH helps control the body’s metabolism – the process by which cells change food into energy and make other substances […]

Obesity

Get a tape, throw the machine The last few decades has seen outstanding advancements in modern medicine in arresting & finding cures for many incurable maladies. But a cure for obesity has so far remained elusive. World over, doctors are increasingly worried about obesity. Recognized, since 1985, as a chronic disease, obesity is the second […]

Diabetes Insipidus (DI)

What is the normal function of Anti Diuretic hormone (ADH)? What is DI? diabainein: Greek, “to pass through” insipidus: Latin, “having no flavor” DI is defined as excess passage of large volumes (> 3 L/day) of dilute urine (osmolality< 300mOsmol/kg) What are the causes of excess urination (increased urine volume)? 1. Diabetes Mellitus or sugar […]

Section 7: Stress, is hormone the answer?

Some of the high-risk groups prone to stress related problems include professionals in the fields of Software, Pharma, Banking & Financial Services. Individuals suffering from STRESS may fail to perform on personal as well as professional front. Young professionals continue to suffer from ‘stress’ and related health complications like Physical Level: Erectile Dysfunction, Sleeplessness, Acidity, […]

Menopause

Life after change, For her! Normal hormone cycle The regular menstrual cycle attained at the time of puberty is an indication of activation of the biological clock and maturation of the Hypothalamus and Pituitary gland in women. This is the beginning of feminity, natures’ desire for continuation of the human generations. With advancement of the […]

Stress and Hormone

Stress, is hormone the answer? Some of the high-risk groups prone to stress related problems include professionals in the fields of Software, Pharma, Banking & Financial Services. Individuals suffering from STRESS may fail to perform on personal as well as professional front. Young professionals continue to suffer from ‘stress’ and related health complications like Physical […]

Regional Obesity

Regional obesity: Pear better than Apple! What is regional obesity? The traditional definition of obesity includes a measure of height/weight and defined as Body Mass Index (BMI). Now with the advancement of science we are realising regional obesity is much more important for health. Here we measure the girth of waist and hip and express […]

Stress and Metabolic Syndrome

Fat in tummy what we call as abdominal obesity has something different than rest of our body fat, in terms of metabolism. This fat is abnormal in the sense of metabolism and leads to a complicated metabolic situation called METABOLIC SYNDROME. This essentially is comprised of type 2 Diabetes, high BP, high cholesterol, increase chance […]