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    The deficiency of these minerals and vitamins can cause insomnia

    •Potassium deficiency can make you awake whole night•Magnesium deficiency can cause insomnia•Vitamin D deficiency can cause difficulty sleeping•Melatonin deficiency can cause insomnia

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    Do you know your mood can be affected by SAD ?

    SAD is a seasonal affective disorder – which most often occurs in winter and can also occur according to the body’s response to varying amounts of sunlight. It occurs when the weather is cloudy and the day is shorter.

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    Is Happiness Contagious?

    According to the latest research conducted by the Harvard Medical School happiness is in fact contagious as it is influenced not only by your friends’ happiness, but also by their friends’ happiness as well.

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The deficiency of these minerals and vitamins can cause insomnia

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 16 Oct 2017
• Potassium deficiency can make you awake whole night • Magnesium deficiency can cause insomnia • Vitamin D deficiency can cause difficulty sleeping • Melatonin deficiency can cause insomnia
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Do you know your mood can be affected by SAD ?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 14 Sep 2017
SAD is a seasonal affective disorder – which most often occurs in winter and can also occur according to the body’s response to varying amounts of sunlight. It occurs when the weather is cloudy and the day is shorter.
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Is Happiness Contagious?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 12 Sep 2017
According to the latest research conducted by the Harvard Medical School happiness is in fact contagious as it is influenced not only by your friends’ happiness, but also by their friends’ happiness as well.
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Natural treatments for nerve pain

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 11 Sep 2017
Yoga, massage, aromatherapy, magneto-therapy, acupressure, acupuncture can help treat nerve pain. Taking B vitamin supplements could also help ease nerve pain. Diet, regular exercise and keeping healthy weight may also help in easing pain.

5 Conditions that can change your personality

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 10 Sep 2017
Personality is a trait acquired over a period of time and it remains with a person. Thoughts lead to actions; actions lead to habits, habits lead to character and character leads to personality. Personality is all about how you think, feel and act. The action is your reaction to the world around you. The personality that you have built over the years helps you to deal with the world around you. Th...
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How Much Protein do you need?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 09 Sep 2017
Men need around 60 grams of protein and women need about 50 grams of protein per day. You get the proteins from eggs, meat, nuts, beans, grains, seafood and soy beans. High protein diet can fulfill the daily requirements.
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Do you know the conditions that can change your personality?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 07 Sep 2017
Depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, multiple sclerosis, some types of cancers, brain tumors, brain stroke, Parkinson’s disease, thyroid disease, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia can change your personality.
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Stroke Signs and symptoms

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 06 Sep 2017
Never ignore the signs of stroke at any cost as stroke can cause sudden death

6 Natural ways to calm your anxiety

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 05 Sep 2017
Anxiety is a normal human tendency, but becoming too anxious constantly over pretty small matters is a bad habit – which can ruin your mind as well as your health. Therefore, to remain calm and control anxiety, there are certain things that you can do – which will help you to control your emotions. The following are a few such activities.ExerciseThe first thing that you can do to overcome worry is...
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Health Tips to reduce anxiety

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 03 Sep 2017
Just a 10-minute walk and a 45-minute workout; a few minutes outdoor activities like gardening; meditation, yoga, massage and aromatherapy can lower anxiety by lowering muscle tension, stress hormones, heart rate and blood pressure.
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Is multi-tasking good for your brain?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 31 Aug 2017
You should remember that when you multi-task, your brain does not do several tasks – rather quickly switches from one task to another. Therefore, multi-tasking is not an effective way to work – better focus on one task at a time.
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Smart phones can take a toll on your health – part 2

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 30 Aug 2017
Excessive cell phone usage can cause trigger thumb and hand arthritis; it can cause eye problems; increases your proneness to mistakes; it can even increase the risk of psychological problems.
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Post-Stroke Conditions

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 29 Aug 2017
Stroke is not a disease, but it is a medical condition that needs prompt care. Stroke occurs when there is inadequate blood supply to the brain – either interrupted, disrupted or in decreased quantity. Due to this faulty blood supply, there is reduced supply of oxygen and nutrients to the brain causing the brain cells to die. Stroke, it must be remembered, is an emergency medical condition that re...
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Smart Phones can take a toll on your health

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 27 Aug 2017
Smart phone can cause tightness or neck muscles spasms; blue light from the phone can disturb your sleep; walking and talking on phone can cause accidents and injuries; cell phone usage can increase cancer risk.
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Are you aware of Brain Fog?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 25 Aug 2017
The Term brain fog is used to indicate certain symptoms that hamper your ability to think. The causes of brain fog include pregnancy, multiple sclerosis, medication, chemotherapy, menopause, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, & sleep deprivation.
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How much weight reduction can make you feel better?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 24 Aug 2017
For gaining the maximum health benefits of losing weight, you don’t have to lose enough weight a mere 5% to 10% reduction can do the trick as it gives you all the benefits. However, talk to your doctor regarding this.

How to make your mood better?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 23 Aug 2017
You might have heard lots of people saying about making the mood better and wondering whether what they are saying is a fact or just talk of the town kind of thing. It’s not just you; in fact, many of us feel the same way. Whatever may be your perception about certain things, you should pay heed to those, or else you might end up losing on something which is very important to you in your life. One...
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Have you heard of sleep hygiene? If not, then the following are the Good Sleep H

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 21 Aug 2017
Good sleep hygiene involves setting a proper going-to-bed and waking up time; eliminating coffee, tea cola drinks before bed time; shutting down TVs, mobile phones before getting ready to sleep; keeping the bedroom area comfortable & improving diet.
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Symptoms of Insomnia

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 20 Aug 2017
Daytime sleepiness, Daytime fatigue, headaches, laziness, yawning, anxiety, lack of energy, poor concentration, forgetfulness, poor attention, changes in behavior and mood, proneness to mistakes and errors are the symptoms of insomnia.
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Symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 19 Aug 2017
Palpitations, muscular weakness, shortness of breath, Fatigue, weakness and nerve problems are common in those who suffer from deficiency of vit.B12. Severe deficiency may cause mental illnesses like irritability, confusion, memory loss & depression.
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Do you know the function of potassium in the body?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 18 Aug 2017
Potassium helps in conducting electricity inside the body and allows the cells to work perfectly. Heart muscles, muscles in general, nerves, spinal cord, brain need electrical signals to work properly; inadequate potassium hampers such vital function

Do you know how worry takes a toll on your body?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 17 Aug 2017
It is normal for a human being to worry from time to time – and then get to normal activities as usual. However, clinging on the worries for long – perhaps for a few days and even for weeks can literally take a toll on your health and affect the way you normally work. If worry comes in the way of your normal work then it may cause havoc in your body and affects nervous system, muscles, breathing, ...
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Do you know how worry takes a toll on your body?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 15 Aug 2017
If worry comes in the way of your normal work then it may cause havoc in your body and affects nervous system, muscles, breathing, heart, blood sugar, stomach, immune system, intestines, sexual health and your skin. See detailed article here…
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Sources of potassium

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 13 Aug 2017
Banana (422 milligrams of potassium in a medium size banana); potatoes (926 milligrams); Prunes (half cup of dried prunes gives 637 milligrams of potassium); orange ( A single orange gives 237 milligrams of potassium) and tomato (292 milligram).
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How potassium helps in preventing stroke?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 11 Aug 2017
Stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain cuts off due to either blockage of blood vessel or bursting of blood vessel. And main culprit here is high blood pressure. The right amount of potassium intake keeps the blood pressure under control.

The Diseases that Crop up as You Age!

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 10 Aug 2017
The fact that we are revealing here might stun you but you have to agree that nearly about 90% of the older adults have some or the other type of chronic disease and the remaining 10% are prone to such conditions. Furthermore, nearly about 80% of the older adults have more than one type of chronic illness. If you are the one who is in your middle age and approaching the golden years, then you coul...
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Raw or cooked Garlic – Which one is best?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 10 Aug 2017
To get maximum health benefits of garlic, it should not be heated above 140oF because heating garlic at high temperatures can kill the compound that gives health benefits. Therefore, add garlic to dishes when the cooking has almost been done.
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Can Parkinson’s be prevented?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 08 Aug 2017
According to several research studies, regular exercise, walking, yoga, cycling and swimming help achieve significant improvement in the motor functions of the people suffering from Parkinson’s. Physical activity slows down the progression of disease
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What are the symptoms of stress?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 07 Aug 2017
Stress affects both physical and mental aspects of the body. Stress can cause physical symptoms like pain, headache, sleep disturbance, changes in appetite, muscle tension, palpitations, irritability, sadness, feeling of powerlessness.

Top 5 Activities to Improve Mental Health

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 05 Aug 2017
To stay fit and healthy, exercise is an important part of our life – this is a universally accepted truth. The same principle governs brain or mind as well – which means, those who are mentally active they will remain physically active and vice versa – physical strength improves mental strength and mental fitness or mental well-being improves physically strength. Physical activities or exercises t...
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Amazing Health Benefits of Garlic

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 04 Aug 2017
Garlic help in soothing inflammation; garlic helps in killing the bacteria that cause acne; garlic is fungus foe – rubbing raw garlic may help you with athlete’s foot; garlic helps boost immune system and keep your blood pressure under control.
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Why Am I always Hungry?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 02 Aug 2017
Relentless hunger can be a sign of stress; quick spike in blood sugar levels may increase insulin levels that would make you feel hungry; it could be a sign of diabetes or an overactive thyroid.
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Top Foods for healthy Hair

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 01 Aug 2017
Eggs, oysters, sweet potatoes, spinach, walnuts, almonds, fish, lean poultry, cinnamon, guava, yogurt and iron-fortified cereals are the foods that make your hair lustrous, shiny and strong.

Is Ankylosing Spondylitis back pain different?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 29 Jul 2017
Inflammatory back pain, chronic back pain and the backpain not easing even after taking rest – is not the usual type of backpain due to muscle issues or slipped discs. In other words, it is not the regular one – but it is a long-term pain. If your doctor notices the symptoms of inflammation and chronic back pain, he or she may look for certain peculiar signs and symptoms associated with chronic b...
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Benefits of adequate Sleep

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 27 Jul 2017
Sleeps improves memory, concentration, focus, alertness & mood; Makes your heart healthy; Decreases the risk of diabetes, improves testosterone levels; Makes your skin glow; augments your decision making skills, and makes you keep your weight under check.
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Foods to avoid when your stomach hurts

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 24 Jul 2017
Avoid dairy products; fried foods with lots of oil and fat are difficult to digest – avoid them; avoid soda – as sugar and gas make the stomach condition worst; avoid spicy foods & raw fruits and vegetables.
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What to Eat When Your Stomach pains?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 23 Jul 2017
Drink coconut water (rich in sodium, calcium and potassium); & eat bananas ( potassium rich), plain white rice; Apple sauce; toast made of white bread; and baked potatoes. If your tummy settles down after 24 to 48 hours try fruits and vegetables.

5 Ways to Prevent Meningitis in Teens

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 21 Jul 2017
Children are prone to get infected by meningitis that affects the delicate meninges of the brain. Meningitis is caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi and spreads through close contact with the individual infected with the condition. Children who share their personal belongings and remain in close contact with those who have been infected with meningitis are at an increased risk of getting the infec...
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What is Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)? Is it different from stroke?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 20 Jul 2017
TIA refers to a condition wherein blood flow to a part of the brain stops for a short period of time. The symptoms often mimic stroke – manifest and may last for less than 24 hours and then disappear. It is a warning sign for a future stroke.
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Are you losing weight without trying? Don't Ignore!

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 19 Jul 2017
Unexplained weight loss up to 5% or more within six to twelve months without any obvious reason can be an indication of health problem – which could be due to hyperthyroidism, diabetes, celiac disease, stress, side effect of medication & even cancer.
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Cold weather can increase the risk of stroke

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 18 Jul 2017
A new study has warned that sudden drop in temperature may cause blood to clot and block arteries, and therefore, cold weather can increase the risk of stroke by 30%. Obese individuals, smokers and individuals with high blood pressure are at risk.
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Do You Know? Sleep Disturbances are linked to Alzheimer’s disease

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 16 Jul 2017
According to a new study from the researchers at Washington University, interruptions during the deep phase of sleep cause the release of amyloid & tau proteins in the brain that form plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease and damage the brain.
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How could you live better with migraine?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 15 Jul 2017
Keep a track of migraine triggers: foods, perfumes, activities, environment and avoid them and develop a wellness routine – eat nutritious food, keep away from smart phone, TV and take rest, sleep well, take a relaxing warm bath and a cup of herbal T

What is Meningitis?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 14 Jul 2017
Meningitis is an infection of the brain and spinal cord. It particularly affects the delicate meninges of the brain – the membrane that covers brain and spinal cord. Anyone can get infected by meningitis, especially the children.Meningitis is of different types: viral, bacterial and fungal.Meningitis spreads through touch and contact with the person infected with the disease. Children who share th...
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How to prevent Meningitis in Teens?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 14 Jul 2017
Personal Hygiene & cleanliness, regular hand washing, vaccination in children, eating healthy diet, sound sleep and avoiding closeness and sharing personal items with someone infected with meningitis can help prevent meningitis in children.
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How does Amla reduce cholesterol in the body?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 12 Jul 2017
Amla is helpful in reducing total cholesterol levels including the LDL, VLDL and triglycerides without affecting the levels of HDL – the good cholesterol. In this way amla is helpful in reducing cardiovascular disease and stroke risk.
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Amla - Is it good for health?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 12 Jul 2017
Amla is an excellent source of Vitamin C & antioxidants. It is good for digestion, and helps the body to absorb and assimilate nutrients from the food we eat. It helps improve skin and muscle tone.
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Amla or Indian Gooseberries health benefits

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 11 Jul 2017
Help in calcium absorption and strengthen bones; reduce inflammation and enhance immunity; help in healthier & more lustrous hair growth; enhance food absorption & balance stomach acid; nourish the brain and support the heart, & increase skin health
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Do You Know?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 10 Jul 2017
The Indian gooseberry or Amla is an edible fruit, which is sour, bitter, astringent and quite fibrous. It is a 5000 year old medicinal plant with excellent healing properties. It is indigenous to India and the important natural source of vitamin C.

Myths and Facts about Schizophrenia - Part 2 (continuation)

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 09 Jul 2017
Myth 6: A person suffering from schizophrenia should be in a mental hospitalMental illness has become very common among the masses now as there is no age bar anyone can get affected by one or the other form of mental illness. Therefore, experts and physicians have now understood in-depth about mental illness; and hence, they don’t recommend many people to mental healthcare facilities for a long-te...
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Health benefits of honey

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 08 Jul 2017
Honey contains glucose, fructose, and minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphate, sodium chlorine, potassium, magnesium, etc. Honey helps boost energy after extra workouts. Honey improves scalp by removing dandruff. Honey helps improve immunity.
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Bitter Gourd Your Guard against Diabetes

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 06 Jul 2017
Bitter gourd contains a unique phyto-constituent called charantin that has been confirmed to have a hypoglycemic effect. There is also another insulin-like compound known as ploypeptide P, which is beneficial to diabetic patients.
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Nutritional Benefits of Bitter Gourd

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 04 Jul 2017
Bitter gourd is very low in calories, but packed with nutrients. It is an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2 B3 and C, magnesium, folate, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, and has high dietary fiber. It is rich in iron.
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Benefits of Avocado - Do You Know?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 03 Jul 2017
A study published in the Archives of Medical Research has found that an “avocado enriched diet can improve lipid profile in healthy, particularly in mild hypercholesterolemic patients, even if hypertriglyceridemia (combined hyperlipidemia) is present

5 myths and facts about Schizophrenia

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 02 Jul 2017
Schizophrenia is a mental illness in which people live in imaginary world as they hear voices, see images, imageries and feel that other persons are controlling their lives and thoughts. They get frightened and resort to erratic behaviour and find difficulties in managing day-to-day activities. The name schizophrenia and the misconceptions associated with are really confusing. Let us understand wh...
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Health Benefits of Eggs

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 29 Jun 2017
Egg contains the following nutrients vitamin A, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, biotin, choline, folic acid, iodine, iron, phosphorus and protein. Eggs are considered as one of the best sources of protein.
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Avoid Cooking Meat at High Temperatures to prevent Cancer

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 27 Jun 2017
When meat is exposed to high temperatures, it releases a group of chemicals called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and another group of chemicals called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons PAHs) – both these chemical groups have shown to increase cancer.

How to Prevent Depression by Exercise

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 25 Jun 2017
Depression is a condition that influences a large number of individuals, and could be entirely weakening if not dealt with effectively. Everybody has scenes of misery and feeling down now and again, yet wretchedness goes past this. The individuals, who have drawn out scenes of misery, feeling alone, low self-regard or absence of intrigue might experience the ill effects of clinical melancholy, whi...
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Unusual weight management health tip

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 20 Jun 2017
According to a study published in the Journal of the Japan Society for the Study of Obesity, people who brush their teeth after every meal remain slimmer with healthy heart.
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You may become vitamin B12 deficient if you:

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 18 Jun 2017
Drink excessively; have immune system disorders like Crohn’s disease; have bacterial diseases or parasitic infections; use anti-acids or acid reducing drugs on a regular basis; are a vegan or vegetarian who doesn’t eat dairy products or eggs.
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Eat Carrots to Prevent Ageing

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 17 Jun 2017
Vitamin C and vitamin A in carrots help prevent ageing of skin – prevent pigmentation and wrinkles; beta carotene helps in repairing the skin tissues and gives protection against harmful rays of the sun. Potassium helps keep skin hydrated.

Dangers of Staying up all Night

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 15 Jun 2017
Before going to bed, we all have a tendency to check our Smartphone and peep into the world of others on various social media platforms. The rays and lights coming out from the device strongly affect our eyes and this can even disturb our sleep. In today’s fast life, sleep has become our luxury more than a necessity. Staying up all the night is also termed as Insomnia, which is really bad for your...
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Do you know?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 14 Jun 2017
The food that is processed with salt, sugar, fat is addictive and the hidden ingredients are the prominent cause of ultra-modern obesity epidemic and manufacturers have begun to use them instead of other old-fashioned sweeting and flavoring agents.
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Do you know?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 12 Jun 2017
Obese people develop tolerance to sugar, which means they need more and more sugar to satisfy themselves; it is just like alcohol addiction and drug addiction. And thus, they eat more and more unhealthy foods just like addicts.
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How to break food addiction?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 11 Jun 2017
To break food addiction: eliminate refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, and sodas from your diet – your carving will go away; get proper sleep as sleep deprivation mounts to overeating and food cravings & maintain proper vitamin D levels.
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How to prevent dark circles under eyes?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 09 Jun 2017
Lack of sleep may cause dark circles under the eyes. The way to prevent dark circles is to have a nutritious and balanced diet, including fresh fruits, salads, yogurt and sprouts in your daily diet, along with cereals, skimmed milk, lentils and beans

Don’t Get Paranoid – Consult A Doctor, It Might Be Schizophrenia

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 07 Jun 2017
Schizophrenia is not an alien term these days - rather, a disease which victimizes persons in their early adulthood or late adolescence. Schizophrenia is a disease which doesn’t leave its victim with ease, and make them struggle for life. The common characteristics of the disease can be hallucinations, cognitive difficulties, and delusions. Schizophrenia affects a minimum percentage in every group...
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Do You Know?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 06 Jun 2017
Honey contains glucose, fructose, and minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphate, sodium chlorine, potassium, magnesium, etc. Honey helps boost energy after extra workouts. Honey improves scalp by removing dandruff. Honey improves immunity.
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Dangers of staying up all night

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 04 Jun 2017
Beyond the usual grogginess and irritability that comes with fatigue, habitual sleeplessness can intensify a host of emotional problems that include anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. Habitual sleeplessness can result in decreased learning.
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How to deal with sports injury?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 03 Jun 2017
Never try to move someone with neck injury as a mishandled fracture may lead to paralysis or even death.Keep the injured person still with his or her head held straight while someone calls for emergency medical help.
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Health Benefits of Pineapple - part 3

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 01 Jun 2017
• Pineapple is also a source of important vitamins and minerals such as thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, vitamin C, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, manganese, potassium, antioxidants and polyphenols, such as beta-carotene.

Are E-Cigarettes Safe?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 29 May 2017
E-Cigarettes: They glow as you puff and release vaporized mist or fog like smoke that gives immense calming feeling to you. They give the same feel to the smoker, but the cause for concern is – are they really safe? Let us understand the exact concept of e-cigarettes, health risks associated with their usage, clinical research and safety evaluation.Until now you have heard of cigarettes and their ...
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Health Benefits of pineapple - part 2

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 28 May 2017
One cup of fresh pineapple chunks contain approximately 82 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of cholesterol, 2 milligrams of sodium, 22 grams of total carbohydrate (including 16 grams of sugar and 2.3 grams of fiber ) and 1 gram of protein.
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Health Benefits of pineapple

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 25 May 2017
Fresh pineapple is the only known source of an enzyme called bromelain, which has been extensively studied to determine its effectiveness in alleviating joint pain, arthritis, and inflammation; inhibiting tumor growth and shortening recovery time.
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Tips to lessen harmful effects of wearing high heels

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 24 May 2017
Before you put on your high heels and after you remove, do some stretching of your leg muscles. Get shoes that come with leather insole to prevent the foot from slipping. And don’t go for high heels with a pointed-toe design.
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How to prevent heat exhaustion?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 19 May 2017
Always prefer cool spot to rest when outside in hot summer; drink plenty of water, wear loose, light-colored, light weight cotton clothing and allow your car to cool off before you drive.

Stroke Essentials – Do you know them?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 17 May 2017
Stroke means your brain is not getting the blood it needs. If you act swiftly, you are less likely to have long-lasting serious complications. The following are the warning signs of stroke: ·Dizziness ·Trouble speaking (slurred speech) ·Face drooping (one side of the face droops or becomes numb) ·Uneven smile ·Arm weakness or numbness ·Confusion or trouble understanding others ·Numbness or weaknes...
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Do You Know the secret of glowing skin - part 3

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 17 May 2017
Dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants that help prevent oxidative damage of cells. Antioxidants help reduce roughness on your skin and protect it against sun damage. Cocoa relaxes arteries & increases blood circulation that leads to healthy skin
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Do You know the secret of glowing skin - part 2

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 14 May 2017
Instead of jelly, try oatmeal in your breakfast because it is healthy skin diet for you. You can also add some fresh fruits to make it more healthy and nutritious. You will feel energetic and your morning gets a kick start for a great day.

Vitamin B12 – An Essential Vitamin for Your Brain and Nerves

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 12 May 2017
Though vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin, it is not produced in the body – we must get it from foods to keep our brain and nervous system in good shape because vitamin B12 is essential for blood cells formation and proper functioning of nervous system and brain. The only way to get this vitamin is to consume animal products, or else get it through foods fortified with vitamin B12. There are seve...
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Do you know the secret of glowing skin?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 11 May 2017
There is no other substitute of water. It is the perfect solution for glowing skin. You should drink adequate amount of water daily to keep your skin glowing. Water removes all the toxins from the body and makes you feel refreshed & glowing.
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HIDDEN STROKE RISK FACTORS FOR WOMEN

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 10 May 2017
The hidden stroke risk factors for women under 55 include hypertension, clotting disorders, autoimmune diseases like lupus, usage of birth control pills, migraines and a history of preeclampsia and eclampsia.
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Benefits of Cycling

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 07 May 2017
Regular Cycling Helps: ·Improve cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength and flexibility and joint mobility, posture and coordination ·Strengthen bones ·Decrease stress levels, and body fat levels

HEAT STROKE

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 06 May 2017
We have reached in the mid of May and the temperature is soaring beyond imagination, especially this year. For working men and women avoiding sun exposure is literally impossible; at times, even prolonged exposure cannot be avoided. And the situation is really grim for those who work outdoors. Amidst work heat stroke may result, which may gradually progresses from tiredness, cramps, dizziness and ...
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Benefits of cucumber

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 04 May 2017
Cucumber is low in calories and high in fiber, which makes it useful for both weight loss and digestive health. Cucumber extract helps reduce inflammation by inhibiting the activity of pro inflammatory enzymes including cyclo-oxygenase 2, or cox-2.
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Do you know?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 03 May 2017
Cucumbers belong to the same plant family as squash, pumpkin and watermelon (the cucurbitaceae family). Like watermelon, cucumbers are made up of mostly (95 percent) water, which means eating them on a hot summer day can help you stay hydrated.
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Amazing Health Benefits of Bananas

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 01 May 2017
Bananas are rich in carbohydrates necessary to replace the depleted muscle glycogen. In addition, bananas are rich in potassium, iron, soluble fibre, B vitamins and tryptophan that regulates mood. Bananas help prevent constipation and regulate bowel

FOODS THAT TRIGGER HEADACHE

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 30 Apr 2017
One of the most common symptoms of our hectic professional life is headaches. You must have experienced headache at one point in time or the other and thought it to be due to physical strain and stress. Apart from stress and other problems, the food you eat too can trigger headache. Sometimes, for some people even regular foods can become troublesome and for other healthy foods too can become prob...
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Do you know?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 30 Apr 2017
High heels shift the body weight away from the heel to the ball of the foot. This causes a 90% redistribution of the body weight to be supported by the metatarsal heads at the forefoot. Over time, this can cause chronic overuse injuries.
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Beware of Soft drinks!

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 29 Apr 2017
If you drink a non-diet soda daily, then your risk for type 2 diabetes increases by up to 22% - this is according to a study published in the Journal Diabetologia by researchers from Imperial College London.
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Benefits of coconut water - part 3

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 26 Apr 2017
Fat and cholesterol free, refreshing coconut water is dubbed as “Mother Nature’s sports drink”. It contains easily digestible carbohydrates: sugars, and electrolytes.
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Benefits of Coconut water - part 2

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 25 Apr 2017
According to a study conducted in 2007 (Medicine & Science Journal), coconut water is as good as drinking a sports drink after exercise. Furthermore, it causes no stomach upset, nausea and fullness.
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Benefits of coconut water

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 24 Apr 2017
Coconut water contains less sugar than fruit juices, sodas and sports drink, replenishes body fluids better than water, provides electrolytes to the body and contains more potassium than bananas.

How to improve mental health to live longer

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 22 Apr 2017
Nowadays our life has become fast-paced, which is leading to stress both at work and at personal level. Work commitments are so high that meeting our daily needs has become difficult and we are hardly getting any family time. In the midst of all this chaos, living a healthy life is a big question. Unhealthy lifestyle and stress is strongly affecting our mental health. Regular mood swings, depressi...
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Posture for a Healthy Back

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 20 Apr 2017
Sit up with your back straight and your shoulders back.Distribute your body weight evenly on both hips.Bend your knees at a right angle. Keep your knees even or slightly higher than your hips (Use a footrest or stool if necessary).
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Solution for Cramps due to heat stroke

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 18 Apr 2017
If you develop cramps due to heat stroke, rest in a cool place, have fluids (sport drinks), and then gently massage and stretch cramped muscle. This will ease your problem.

Benefits of Sunlight

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 16 Apr 2017
Sunlight is a true blessing and it has numerous benefits for human beings. There are many countries around the world that are deprived of the continuous warmth of sunlight and they actually crave for summer season! This article explores the numerous advantages of this miracle of nature and how it impacts the human body and health. 1.Eliminates harmful bacteria: One of the major benefits of sunligh...
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Health Benefits of Watermelon - part 3

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 15 Apr 2017
One cup of watermelon provides 43 calories, 2 grams of sodium, 11 grams of carbohydrate, 17 % of vitamin A, 21% of vitamin C, 2% of iron and 1% of calcium needs for the day.
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Health Benefits of Watermelon - part 2

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 14 Apr 2017
Watermelon also contains thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, choline and lycopene. watermelon is made of 92% water.
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Health Benefits of Watermelon - part 1

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 12 Apr 2017
As an excellent source of the strong antioxidant vitamin C, watermelon helps combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer. Lycopene intake has been linked with a decreased risk of prostate cancer in several studies.

?20 Ways that can make you happy

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 09 Apr 2017
Whatever you do in life, you do it to become the happiest person in the world. You develop yourselves through your activities and experiences. The ultimate goal is to achieve something better than you already have or in other words, to be happier. So living your life means being happy. Here lies the importance of happiness – if you are happy, you are alive.There are lots of ways to be happier in l...
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Health benefits of coconut water

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 08 Apr 2017
Coconut water contains less sugar than fruit juices, sodas and sports drinks. It replenishes body fluids better than water; provides electrolytes to the body; and contains more potassium than bananas.

What are the mental health benefits of Probiotics?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 04 Apr 2017
There are beneficial bacteria and harmful bacteria – likewise there are beneficial yeasts and harmful yeasts. This article is about beneficial bacteria and yeasts. These bacteria and yeast, clubbed together forms Probiotics. Regular intake of Probiotics helps in improving your health by improving your digestion and also by improving your mood. What the Probiotics do is that they improve your gut. ...
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Why sunlight is good for your brain?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 31 Mar 2017
Exposures to sun releases feel good hormone serotonin – it helps elevate mood, increase concentration and focus and make a person calm. Darkness triggers the release of another hormone melatonin that makes a person sleepy.
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Exercise is a powerful tool to better mental health

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 28 Mar 2017
Physical activity or exercise helps boost your memory, stops aging and improves well-being by reducing anxiety, depression, ADHD, and stress. Exercise helps you sleep better and feel energetic entire day.
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Do you know the surprising causes of your pain?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 26 Mar 2017
Smart phones, your sandals or shoes, driving, cheese, your sitting, lying, and sleeping positions, laptop case, your hairdo, strong smells, alcoholic beverages, skipping meals, your workstation, eyestrain, weather changes and stress are pain triggers

Home Remedies for Depression

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 23 Mar 2017
Depression is a clinical illness. If the latest statistics are to believe, then more than 50% of the urban population suffer from one form of depression or the other. Lack of proper understanding or ignorance of the matter by the patient’s family members lead to the severity of the condition. There are many individuals who are not aware that they are suffering from depression. In fact, they refuse...
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Bright Light stimulation increases brain activity

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 22 Mar 2017
According to Oulu University researchers brain contains photosensitive OPN4 (melanopsin) receptor protein – owing to which bright light increases the activity of the brain cells. Therefore, prefer bright light every time you study.
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Are you aware of the signs and symptoms of schizophrenia?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 18 Mar 2017
The symptoms of schizophrenia include interruptions in thought process, false beliefs, a constant fear that others are plotting against you, withdrawal from activities, hallucinations, senseless talk, and behavior and loneliness.

How does stress ruin your mental and physical well-being?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 16 Mar 2017
The present day life style is such that stress and fatigue has become an everyday affair. No matter how healthy you eat, how much you exercise, you cannot keep stress and fatigue at bay. At the most you can minimize the side effects of stress. The ever increasing work pressure, the desire to be ahead of everyone, the everyday politics – all have successfully contributed to an ever increasing sense...
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You will not blame your memory if you follow these tips diligently

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 14 Mar 2017
organize better, play games, exercise, ride bicycle, socialize, set a sleep routine, eat right, take prompt action immediately when you fall sick and keep yourself busy throughout the day in an activity that you like very much.

9 Instant Mood Boosters

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 13 Mar 2017
Our mood never remains same all through the day. Sometimes we feel very high, and sometimes very low. We all have our own share of ups and downs in our everyday life. Which means, our lives are associated with both happy moments and tough times; therefore, whenever we feel low then there are several ways to uplift our mood and continue on and on without being affected by any problems. The followin...
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Do you know?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 09 Mar 2017
In addition to external factors like good nutrition and exercise – the internal hormones play an important role in making you both physically and mentally fit. The prominent among them include testosterone, insulin, cortisol, and growth hormone.
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Do you know the foods that fight depression?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 08 Mar 2017
The foods that fight depression include seafood, low-fat dairy products, skinless chicken, nuts, whole grains, soy products, legumes, spinach, peaches, apricots, carrots, grapefruit, oranges, strawberries, and blueberries.
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Do You Know?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 06 Mar 2017
Good bacteria are good for your brain: They improve mood, make you energetic, and fight mood disorders, anxiety and depression. They are found in yogurt, curd, Sauerkraut, miso soup, soft cheeses, kefir, fermented milk, sour pickles, and tempeh.

20 Warning Signs of Stress

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 05 Mar 2017
Stress can be dangerous both for your mental well-being and physical health. If left unchecked, it can cause irreparable damage that you cannot even imagine. Our body is more sensitive than we assume it to be. We take it for granted and until there are significant warning signs, we do not take stock of the matter and look for remedies. Today we are going to discuss 20 warning signs of stress.·Set ...
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Do you know the super foods that fight anaemia

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 26 Jan 2017
The Super foods that fight anaemia include: Spinach, Beetroot, Dates, Peanut Butter, Soy Beans, Seafood, Nuts, Honey, Peaches, Prunes and Raisins.
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Do you know the warning signs of depression?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 24 Jan 2017
Anger, irritability, loneliness, sleeplessness, insomnia, lethargy, fatigue, uncontrollable emotions, loss of interest in pleasurable activities, anxiety, decreased sex drive and suicidal thoughts are the warning signs of depression.
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Do you know the other reasons for depression?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 18 Jan 2017
There are several factors that may contribute to depression including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, calcium deficiency, vitamin D deficiency, Cushing's disease and other endocrine disorders.

Improving your Mental Health can be a Rewarding Experience

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 17 Jan 2017
Human behavior has no control over emotions. You feel ecstatic when things move in your favor and depressed when things go wrong. Human life is like a roller coaster ride with many ups and downs.Need for improvement in mental healthIn this world of modernization, you aspire for more money, new clothes and high reputation in the society. You are living in the world of assumptions and chasing vague ...
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The best vitamins to boost brain power

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 14 Jan 2017
Vitamin E (almonds, green leafy vegetables) B Vitamins (folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 – meat, fish, poultry, egg, beans, fruits, green leafy vegetables) Magnesium (nuts, seeds, whole grains) vitamin D: sunlight; Vitamin C (oranges, apples)

An Overview of Nervous System Disorders

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 09 Jan 2017
In human beings the nervous system is the most sophisticated and complex system that is made up of two main systems: The central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and peripheral nervous system (peripheral nerves and autonomic nerves). The nervous system regulates and coordinates all the functions and activities of the body. The principal organs of the nervous system in addition to brain and s...
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Are you sleeping enough – let’s check

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 09 Jan 2017
Newborns sleep 16-18 hours a day; preschool-aged children: 11-12 hours a day; School – aged children at least 10 hours a day; Teens: 9-10 hours a day, and Adults (including the elderly) 7-8 hours a day.
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Dangers of Staying Up All Night

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 07 Jan 2017
Beyond the usual grogginess and irritability that comes with fatigue, habitual sleeplessness can intensify a host of emotional problems that include anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder.
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What are the causes of hair loss

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 05 Jan 2017
The conditions that may cause hair loss include: thyroid problem, scalp Infections, certain medications, Physical or Emotional Stress, hormonal changes, nutritional deficiencies and onset of menopause.

What is a brain haemorrhage?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 04 Jan 2017
A brain haemorrhage is bleeding in and around the brain. Weak blood vessels, high blood pressure, trauma, brain injury and drug abuse can cause brain haemorrhage.What are the symptoms of brain haemorrhage?The symptoms of brain haemorrhage are similar to that of stroke like numbness in hands and legs, weakness in the body, especially on one side, trouble speaking, walking, and difficulty in perform...
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Do you know the superfoods that fight anaemia?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 01 Jan 2017
The Super foods that fight anaemia include: Spinach, Beetroot, Dates, Peanut Butter, Soy Beans, Seafood, Nuts, Honey, Peaches, Prunes and Raisins.
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Do you know why people become obese?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 27 Dec 2016
People develop tolerance to sugar, which means they need more and more sugar to satisfy themselves; it is just like alcohol addiction and drug addiction. And thus, they eat more and more unhealthy foods just like addicts and become obese.

10 Steps to Prevent Ten Winter Diseases

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 25 Dec 2016
We are now in winter season in India. Much to the delight of people, winter is a season of hot ginger coffee and tea. Though winter is a season of everyone’s choice, it is also a season of diseases. The body heat drops as the temperature dips and during the process of adjustment to the winter climate, our body encounters a number of diseases. The moment winter arrives there are some people who can...
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How to break food addiction?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 25 Dec 2016
To break food addiction, eliminate refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, and sodas from your diet; Get proper sleep as sleep deprivation mounts to overeating and food cravings; and Maintain proper vitamin D levels (helps maintain your appetite).
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Why Beta-carotene is good for your skin?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 24 Dec 2016
According to a study published in the journal “Photochemistry and photobiology” beta-carotene protects against ultraviolet radiation damage; furthermore, 10 weeks supplementation of beta-carotene gives “Sun Protection Factor” (SPF) of 4.
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Eat Carrots to prevent ageing

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 22 Dec 2016
Vitamin C and vitamin A in carrots help prevent ageing of skin – prevent pigmentation and wrinkles; Beta carotene helps in repairing the skin tissues and gives protection against harmful rays of the sun; Carrots are rich in potassium (protects skin).
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Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 20 Dec 2016
Weakness in the muscles, headache, numbness or tingling in the hands, legs or feet, anemia, general muscle weakness, are the other symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency.
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To get maximum benefits from fruit juice

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 18 Dec 2016
When making a veggie juice, use a minimum of three different colours (for instance, a red tomato, spinach and an orange carrot) so that you'll get different varieties of anti-oxidants.

Warning Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 18 Dec 2016
When a person suffers from stroke (a condition in which a part of the brain loses blood supply and stops working), the part of the body controlled by the affected region of the brain stops working. Stroke is of two types: Ischemic stroke – which is due to a blood clot in the blood vessel supplying blood to the brain and haemorrhagic stroke – in this case, the blood vessel supplying the blood to th...
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Dark Chocolate helps in keeping your heart healthy

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 17 Dec 2016
Dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids and alkaloids (theobromine) – owing to which it promotes heart health by reducing platelet activation, affecting the relaxation capabilities of blood vessels.
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Do You Know?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 16 Dec 2016
Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to anemia, weakness, constipation, shortness of breath, palpitations, and mental problems like memory loss, depression and behavioral changes.
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Do you know the chemicals that increase the risk of cancer?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 14 Dec 2016
Parabens, phthalates in cosmetics, pesticides, fertilizers, chemicals in plastics like bisphenol A (BPA), chemicals in sunscreen, heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) increase the risk of cancer.

Trigeminal Neuralgia – Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 12 Dec 2016
Trigeminal Neuralgia is a continuous painful condition – wherein you feel pain in the face. In this condition, some of the nerves in your face get affected – as a result you feel pain, which is intense and like an electric shock. It is a progressive disease, but not life-threateningTrigeminal nerve is a type of cranial nerve that helps in feeling sensations in your face. Each trigeminal nerve spli...
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Meat cooked at high temperatures increases the risk of breast cancer

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 11 Dec 2016
When meat is exposed to high temperatures, it releases a group of chemicals called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and another group of chemicals called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons PAHs) – both these chemical groups have shown to increase cancer risk

Common Conditions Leading to Back Pain

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 08 Dec 2016
Back pain may result if something disturbs the way in which your joints, discs, muscles and nerves fit together and move. Do you know – back pain is the leading cause of disability in people younger than 40. In addition, ongoing back pain is the worst nightmare for many people throughout the world. There are many causes of back pain. The following are a few among them. Degenerated disc: General w...
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To reduce the risk of almost all cancers

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 08 Dec 2016
Select lean meat, roast or bake it, grill at low temperature, cut the charred or burnt parts, avoid overcooking the meat and marinade meat in herb mixtures.
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Why Almonds are good for your heart?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 06 Dec 2016
According to the research studies conducted at Tufts University, flavonoids present in almond skin work in synergy with the vit. E and thus reduce the risk of heart disease. Almonds provide healthy fats (omega 3 fatty acids) and help in weight loss.
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Eat Almonds to reduce the risk of heart attacks

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 05 Dec 2016
Almonds reduce the risk of heart attacks: According to the Loma Linda School of Public Health, those who consume almonds five times a week have a 50 percent reduction in the risk of heart attack.

What is Migraine?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 03 Dec 2016
Migraine is a disorder associated with repeated episodes of headache – which is usually on one side of the head. In some cases, migraine is associated with sensory or visual symptoms (Auras). Auras often arise before the pain. Migraine is often associated with extremely high sensitivity to sound and light. What are the Symptoms of Migraine? Migraine progresses through these stages: Prodrome, aura,...
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What actions one should take to prevent brain attack?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 02 Dec 2016
To prevent brain attack, do exercise, check blood glucose levels, make dietary changes if you have high blood pressure, quit smoking and take pneumococcal vaccine.
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Do this neck stretch, for lower back pain

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 30 Nov 2016
Sit on the floor with legs crossed. Put left hand on right side of head and gently pull head towards left shoulder. Hold for 3 to 5 breaths. You feel stretch on right side of neck. Repeat on right side.
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Why Green Tea is good for your brain?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 28 Nov 2016
Green tea contains L-theanine, which has psychoactive properties. Theanine increases the levels of dopamine, serotonin, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and thus helps reduce mental & physical stress by producing the feeling of relaxation.

What is Hypotonia?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 27 Nov 2016
Hypotonia is more of a symptom rather than an ailment. It is the loss of muscle that can occur due to a number of underlying problems like neurological and non-neurological issues. In case of neurological issues, the patient’s nerves or the nervous system may be affected. In most of the cases it leads to loss of muscle. Hypotonia can be of two types – Central Hypotonia and Peripheral Hypotonia.Cen...
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Which tea is good for your brain?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 27 Nov 2016
Green tea is good for your brain as it offers protection, not only against cancer and heart disease, but also against dementia, memory loss and Alzheimer’s. ...See next health tip to know why green tea is beneficial for brain.
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Do you know the symptoms anxiety may cause?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 26 Nov 2016
Anxiety increases susceptibility to allergies, and causes body aches; chronic fatigue; restlessness; frequent urination; heart palpitations; increased infections; muscles twitching; pulsing or throbbing muscles; odd pressure in the head, neck & face.
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When should you seek professional help if you have neurological problem?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 24 Nov 2016
If you notice headaches, blurry vision, fatigue, changes in behaviour, numbness in the legs or arms, changes in coordination or balance, weakness, slurred speech and decreased alertness, seek medical help.

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 23 Nov 2016
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a type of autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the myelin, which is the outer covering of the nerves. Myelin sheath is wrapped all through the nerve fibers to protect them. The nerves get damaged if there is no more outer shell and this disturbs the normal flow of brain signal. The damage thus reduces the brain activity and it cannot send proper signals...
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Is there any connection between healthy diet and memory?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 22 Nov 2016
Yes – include omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids (eat fish or take fish oil).The fish highest in omegas include salmon, mackerel, sardines, rainbow trout, and albacore tuna. If you don't like fish or eat it rarely, consider taking a fish oil supplement.

What is Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 20 Nov 2016
Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis or ADEM is characterized by a widespread attack of inflammation which takes place mainly in the brain or spinal cord. However, this inflammation is only for a short duration. The inflammation damages myelin which acts as the protective cover of nerve fibers. This inflammation occurs mostly after infection and rarely after mumps or measles or even rubella vaccin...
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Are you aware of brain food?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 20 Nov 2016
The following is a list of brain foods: Bananas, strawberries, flax seeds, nuts, almonds, apples, avocados, blueberries, dark green vegetables (spinach), etc.
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What is the simple way to remain mentally sharp?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 18 Nov 2016
A very simple way to remain mentally sharp is to walk, run, cycle and do some very simple aerobic exercise for a few minutes every day – 10 minutes of physical activity is enough to improve blood supply and build new neurons in the brain.
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Tips for banishing forgetfulness

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 16 Nov 2016
Develop a habit of keeping things back in the same place, make a day planner or schedule, listen carefully, build concentration by playing brain games; eat nutritious diet, sleep well and be patient.

Are you Aware of Apraxia of Speech?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 15 Nov 2016
A motor speech disorder, apraxia of speech occurs when the signals from the brain to mouth get disturbed leading to abnormal lip movement. In other words, the individual affected with this motor speech impairment cannot move the tongue at the right time to voice out the sounds exactly even though the muscles in and around are strong. The intensity of the ailment is directly dependent on the brain ...
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Be alert to these warning signs of stroke!

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 13 Nov 2016
Weakness or numbness in an arm, leg or side of the face, Slurred speech, Vision problems, severe sudden headache, dizziness or trouble walking
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Do the radiations from cell phones cause brain tumours?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 10 Nov 2016
Excessive radiation exposure (atomic radiations, ionizing radiations, X-rays) is known to induce brain tumours. Though there is a long debate about the usage of cell phones and their radiation causing brain tumors, yet there is no conclusive evidence

6 Signs you could be at Risk of a Brain Attack

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 08 Nov 2016
Stroke or brain attack can hit anyone anytime like an electric shock. Even if you survive stroke the aftermath can be devastating - affecting your movement and speech and sometimes making you paralysed for life. Many of us are aware of the signs and symptoms of heart disease and other major diseases, but unfortunately unaware of the warning signs of stroke though it is one of the leading causes of...
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How to prevent age-related memory loss?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 07 Nov 2016
These simple tips are enough to prevent age-related memory loss: walking thrice a week for about 45 minutes; taking balanced diet rich in vitamin C, B6, B12, E & folate and lifelong learning any interesting skill.

Are you still searching for the Fountain of Youth?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 06 Nov 2016
It is said that your genes decide your health; however, it is not only the genes but also how you live that decides your health. There are some obvious steps that you must take to age gracefully and to reach to that magical number: 100 years. Having said that, you don’t have to search for the “Fountain of Youth,” you just need a few minutes to pay close attention to what is being mentioned below:C...
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Can Parkinson’s be prevented?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 04 Nov 2016
According to several research studies, regular exercise, walking, yoga, cycling and swimming help achieve significant improvement in the motor functions of the people suffering from Parkinson’s. Physical activity slows down the progression of disease

What is Muscular Dystrophy? Causes, Symptoms and Treatments!

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 29 Oct 2016
Muscular dystrophy generally affects young boys. However, there are instances of muscular dystrophy in individuals in their adulthood as well. The most common form is the Duchenne muscular dystrophy. In this type, there is loss of muscles which ultimately leads to consequent loss of strength.In this article, we will discuss the causes, symptoms and treatments of this ailment.Important facts about ...
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Do this back relaxer for lower back pain

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 27 Oct 2016
Just lie down on your back and bring knees close to chest. Hold thighs with hands and gently pull the knees in toward chest. Be in this position for 4 deep breathes with a feeling of stretch in lower back.
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Five relaxation tips to get rid of headache

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 25 Oct 2016
Listen to music, massage, perform deep breathing exercises, perform guided imagery by conjuring a peaceful image in your mind and perform yoga.

Can Brain Stroke Be Prevented?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 24 Oct 2016
The most common proverb that we have been listening to on a regular basis is “Prevention is better than cure”. This is applicable to the prevention of stroke as well. The risk factors that are manageable in reducing the risk of stroke are simple lifestyle changes. Such risk factors can be controlled rather expeditiously to prevent stroke and its life-threatening consequences. There are several way...
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Consider this Hip-buttock Stretch for Lower back pain

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 22 Oct 2016
Lie down on your back and then cross right ankle over left knee. Hold left thigh and gently pull toward chest, and take 4 deep breaths. A feeling of stretch in the right thigh and buttock is felt. Do for right thigh as well.

Brain Tumors: Symptoms & Treatment

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 21 Oct 2016
No one knows what causes brain tumors. As per research only a few known risk factors have been attributed to brain tumor. Children who have received radiation are more prone to developing brain tumor as adults. In fact it is also seen that people who suffer from neurofibromatosis have shown signs of brain tumor in the long run. And finally age plays a significant role – individuals who are over ag...
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Apply Cold Packs to Ease Headache

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 19 Oct 2016
Ice packs help lower the effect of pain and make the pain dull. If you have headache, apply ice packs to the painful areas like forehead, neck, and temples. Within minutes you will notice a soothing effect on your head and neck.
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What is the treatment for Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 17 Oct 2016
Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) in which you gradually increase the amount of physical activity and stamina without over-tiring yourself and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in which you talk with your physician to improve your thinking and coping
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First Aid for Seizures

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 16 Oct 2016
Don’t panic, remove close by objects, turn the person to their side, don’t hold the person, don’t provide water, pills and food to the person until the person is completely responsive, seek emergency help if seizure continues for longer than 5 minute

6 Ways to Increase Your Endorphin Levels Naturally

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 15 Oct 2016
Have you ever noticed why you feel on cloud nine or ecstatic after you laugh, eat something pleasant and exercise – not only this, even when you run hard, you feel ecstatic; the reason is as follows: The chemicals that are produced by your brain in response to some external stimuli like excitement, exertion, pain or any other pleasing senses from the environment, cause a feeling of euphoria and c...
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Consider this static extension on the floor to get rid of your lower back pain

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 14 Oct 2016
Kneel down on the floor with hands straight without bending at the elbow; make a deep arch in your back, raise your hips up and be in this position for about 2 – 3 minutes.
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For Lower back pain, do

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 12 Oct 2016
Static Back Exercise – lie down on your back with both legs stationed on a chair; place your hands on the ground; breathe from stomach; be relax in this position for about 6 – 10 minutes.
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Avoid the following exercises if you have back pain

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 11 Oct 2016
Straight leg sit-ups, Bent-leg sit-ups, crunches, or curl-ups, Leg lifts, Biceps curl or military press and Standing toe-touches
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How to get rid of back pain?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 10 Oct 2016
Consider using a medium-firm mattress, sleep on your side, ensure you maintain correct posture every time you sit, stand and walk, keep your feet flat on ground, gently stretch the lower back, treat the pain with ice or heat.

Do you know what Ataxia-telangiectasia is?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 09 Oct 2016
Ataxia-telangiectasia is also known as Louis-Bar syndrome. Ataxia-telangiectasia is a very rare childhood genetic disorder that occurs in about 1 in 50,000 to 100000 people worldwide. The term ataxia refers to uncontrolled and uncoordinated movement – walking. It is known as telangiectasia as the blood vessels are enlarged below the surface of the skin. The enlarged blood capillaries look like red...
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Adrenal Fatigue - Is it Real?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 06 Oct 2016
Many a times you might have heard about this term given for the symptoms that are related with the fatigue and other medical conditions assuming that they are caused by an improperly working adrenal gland in some people who are constantly under emotional, mental and physical stress. This is not a proven medical problem though, yet the term Adrenal fatigue has been in use for quite a long time. Th...
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These five things you can do to set your mind right

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 05 Oct 2016
Start giving value to yourself, take care of your body, surround yourself with good people, set realistic goals and most importantly get help when you need it.
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How to instantly boost your endorphin levels?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 02 Oct 2016
You feel really energetic and amazing with these neurotransmitters; to boost their levels exercise, laugh, eat healthy food, listen to your favourite tunes, meditate and take a group fitness class.

Are You Suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 30 Sep 2016
In our day-to-day life we get exhausted after a very tiring day. This is a normal kind of fatigue, where you feel refreshed once you take rest and relax. However, if you continuously feel tired even after long hours of sleep and rest, then you may be suffering from extreme fatigue. It is also known as chronic fatigue (CF). Regardless of what the causes of extreme fatigue maybe, you cannot lead a h...
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To Feel Energetic All Day

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 25 Sep 2016
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, drink plenty of water, exercise, take intermittent breaks from work, get enough sleep, avoid stress on a regular basis and avoid junk food.
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Why Exercise is Good for Your Brain?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 23 Sep 2016
Exercise helps prevent aging of brain cells, improves blood supply and oxygen to the brain, reduces the symptoms of depression by producing serotonin, dopamine and endorphin hormones.

Are OTC Drugs Effective to Treat Headache?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 22 Sep 2016
Over the counter pain medications (OTC) to stop headache include aspirin, naproxen, acetaminophen, ibuprofen and the medicines that have acetaminophen, aspirin and caffeine together in combination. Many a times when you experience headache, you prefer taking over-the-counter pain medicines owing to the fact that these medicines have fewer side-effects than prescription medicines. However, you have...
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Do You Know the Five steps to Mental Well Being?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 19 Sep 2016
These are the five steps: stay active - walk or go to gym; connect with your family & friends; learn new skills; give a smile or thank you note; take a note of your thoughts, be mindful of the present moment.
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Can Dementia be prevented?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 18 Sep 2016
You can reduce the risk of developing dementia if you keep yourself healthy by maintaining healthy blood pressure, eating healthy diet, quitting smoking, exercising regularly and avoiding alcohol.

How to Relieve Pain without Taking Pills

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 17 Sep 2016
Pain in any part of the body makes you uncomfortable and, many a times hampers your day-to-day activities. If not addressed on time, pain would debilitate and annoy you all the time. Therefore, pain management is essential to lead a comfortable and stress free life. The following information will be helpful to you in controlling pain.Breathe Deep Deep breathing is a relaxation technique that help...
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5 Tips to take care of your mind

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 15 Sep 2016
Drink plenty of water, make time for your hobbies, surround yourself with good people, eat nutritious meals, and set realistic goals
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How to fight fatigue?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 11 Sep 2016
Do regular moderate walking; get eight hours of sleep; avoid coffee, alcohol and heavy meals close to bedtime; prefer healthy diet with lots of fruits & vegetables; avoid spicy foods; and prioritize your tasks.
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How to improve mental health?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 10 Sep 2016
Control emotions, learn how to make most of your life, play with others, go to bed early and rise early, work hard at the job you enjoy, improve your self-esteem, and manage stress

Healthy Mind and Healthy Body

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 09 Sep 2016
Are you planning to live longer and looking forward to several years of active life – than you should focus on your mind. You might have done many things to keep your heart, liver and kidneys condition in perfect order – but the question is have you done enough to keep your mind healthy – if not, then, according to several research studies, in the long run you would suffer from dementia, memory lo...
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Do you know the bad habits that can take a toll on your mind?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 08 Sep 2016
Overeating, staying up late in the night, sedentary lifestyle, eating junk food, indoor lifestyle are the bad habits that can take a toll on your mind.
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Tips to Prevent Back Pain

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 06 Sep 2016
Move – slow measured movements helps improve flexibility; massage –relaxes muscles, improves circulation and eases pain; posture – maintain good posture; Yoga – perform yoga regularly

Do You Know the Foods that Trigger Migraine?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 05 Sep 2016
The migraine that shows stars in the daytime and gives nightmares in the night is caused not only due to hormonal changes or imbalances in your brain chemicals, but also due to some other reasons as well and one among them is your eating habits. Several scientific studies have shown the role of some foods and a few substances in foods that cause migraine or headache in many people. You may also ha...
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Eat Right to prevent headache / migraine

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 04 Sep 2016
Avoid red wine, caffeine, aged cheese, and chocolates, food additives (monosodium glutamate or MSG; Nitrates and nitrites – these are found in processed foods) to prevent headache or migraine
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The best vitamins and minerals to boost brain power

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 02 Sep 2016
Vitamin E (almonds, green leafy vegetables) B Vitamins (folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 – meat, fish, poultry, egg, beans, fruits, green leafy vegetables, lentils, whole wheat cereals) Magnesium (nuts, seeds, whole grains) vitamin D & C.

7 Essential Home Remedies for High Cholesterol

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 31 Aug 2016
Many research studies have scientifically proven that high cholesterol levels can be brought down to bare minimum levels by incorporating some healthy lifestyle changes. According to several research studies cholesterol lowering medicines can be completely avoided if we make some lifestyle changes and changes in our food preferences. Therefore, when such authentic and proven home remedies are avai...
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What to do to improve memory?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 30 Aug 2016
Eat right (diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids), exercise, get good night's sleep, master a new skill, play brain games, maintain proper levels of vitamin D and healthy gut

Are you suffering from Back Pain?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 28 Aug 2016
Many of us suffer from lower back pain in some time in our lives, but for some people back pain give nightmares, especially to working people and women. Sometimes there is no reason whatsoever for the pain, but still we suffer from it, and sometimes, some activities make us prone to back pain. Therefore, the pattern, time, history, the activities, lifestyle, body postures and positions all are imp...
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To Prevent Stroke

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 26 Aug 2016
Exercise daily, walk at least 20 minutes a day; lose weight; manage blood pressure; quit smoking, avoid high salt intake & processed foods, and eat fresh fruits and vegetables two to three times a day.

How to Treat 4 Different Types of Headaches

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 24 Aug 2016
The throbbing, irritating headaches are quite difficult to cope with once they start. It’s often difficult to pinpoint the exact cause (hangover is not a valid cause for your headache, but sometimes it may be). Though there are several types of headaches, the most common ones (the 4 different types of headaches) are explained below. If you are suffering from any one of those types, the following i...
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Do You Know? Tomatoes are good for your brain

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 23 Aug 2016
Choline found in tomatoes helps with sleep, learning, memory and muscle movement. Choline also helps in maintaining the structure of cellular membranes, aids in the transmission of nerve impulses, assists in the absorption of fat and reduces pain.
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The superfoods that make your brain super strong & super-fast

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 22 Aug 2016
Almonds, peanuts, sesame seeds; avocados, pomegranate, whole grains, beans, dark chocolates, and brewed tea – all these foods enhance memory, mood, focus, and concentration

Do You Know the Side effects of Sleeping Pills?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 21 Aug 2016
When you are hungry, it is possible to resist the hunger for some time, but when you are sleep deprived, you can’t resist the intermittent bouts of sleep – as a result you feel sleepy, sluggish and you may run out of energy. If you go on sleepless for a few nights, or don’t sleep properly or if you have day-to-day sleep problems – then you will suffer from insomnia. Insomnia slowly deteriorates yo...
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Vitamin D protects your nervous system

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 20 Aug 2016
Vitamin D (sunshine vitamin) is a very essential nutritional tool as it improves the symptoms of depression and multiple sclerosis and imparts strength to muscles, nerves and blood vessels. vitamin D is essential for proper functioning of the brain.

Why knowing the symptoms associated with your headache is important?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 19 Aug 2016
The symptoms associated with your headache are very important for your doctor to know the exact cause and recommend appropriate treatment. Though headache is not always a consequence of any serious illness, yet some headaches may be due to a very serious health condition, which may require emergency as well. Therefore, knowing the symptoms associated with the headache is very important.Based on th...
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Almonds are really good for your brain

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 18 Aug 2016
This is a fact because almonds are rich in vitamin E, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, zinc and proteins - all these nutrients are good for brain. To get maximum benefits, soak them overnight and eat them in the morning.
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What are the common causes of Lower back pain?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 17 Aug 2016
Damage to the bones, ligaments or joints; Degeneration of inter-vertebral disc; Muscle spasms Sudden movement, activity or lifting heavy objects; Older people experience back pain due to degeneration of the joints in the spine (spinal stenosis)
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How to Prevent Sleep Apnea?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 16 Aug 2016
To Prevent Sleep Apnea: Lose weight; Exercise or do physical activity; Avoid Smoking; and Adopt a better sleeping position (sleep on the side).
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Tips to Prevent Insomnia

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 14 Aug 2016
Insomnia will no longer trouble you as you can prevent it by adopting the following tips:

?Are You at Risk of Stroke?

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 14 Aug 2016
Stroke if strikes can have lasting effects on your health as it may lead to brain injury, permanent disability and death. To prevent long-lasting implications you should know how to act immediately when you experience stroke. Which means, the sooner you act the better. However, you can’t act immediately unless you know what stroke is; how it affects you, what causes stroke and how it is treated. D...
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?6 Home Remedies for Migraine

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 07 Aug 2016
When you are getting out of sorts with your migraine and are not getting any solution owing to your deepening worries – then don’t worry because there are some proven ways to prevent, control and manage migraine. Though medication is the proven way to treat and prevent migraine, healthy habits and some lifestyle modifications can effectively stop migraine even before it strikes – let us understand...
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Uric acid along with thrombolytics in first hour of Ischemic Stroke showed a

By Dr. Vikram Sharma | 13 Feb 2014
SAN DIEGO -- Uric acid given along with thrombolytics in the first hours after an ischemic stroke showed a signal for improved recovery, a Spanish proof-of-concept trial showed.The rate of near full recovery at 90 days was 39.3% with the powerful antioxidant compared with 33% on placebo instead, Angel Chamorro, MD, PhD, of the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, Spain, and colleagues reported here at th...
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