One-Third Young Indians Suffer From Lifestyle Diseases: Report

Representative Image One in three or 33 per cent of Indians over 30 years of age are suffering from one or more lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, blood pressure, thyroid and cancer, a report has revealed. GOQii — a California-based virtual fitness coaching platform — in its ‘GOQii India Fit’ 2017 report showed that nearly 9.4 per cent people are suffering from high cholesterol followed by 7.7 per cent suffering from diabetes and 6.76 per cent suffering from thyroid. “Over the years, there has been an increase in…

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Medical doctor run startup that fights lifestyle diseases – NutriHealth

Dr. Shikha’s NutriHealth is a platform offering comprehensive health and diet management programs. She is a medical doctor by training, from Kashmir and it was while working as a Junior Doctor in Cardiology that she realized that most of the patients in the ICU had no idea about the root cause of their heart problem. The patients were also likely to relapse into unhealthy eating after treatment. This prompted her to set up Dr Shikha’s NutriHealth in 2012. The company raised series A funding of Rs 12 crore from Singapore-based…

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Kerala policemen to be screened for cancer and lifestyle diseases

KOCHI: To help its force have better health, the Kerala policehave tied up with city based Aster Medcity and launched ‘Rakshaka Raksha’. Under this, a series of series of free cancer and lifestyle diseasesscreening camps for the police will be held.The first screening camp for 300 police personnel was conducted on Monday by a medical team from Aster Medcity with cancer specialists. In the first phase, the camps will be conducted in Ernakulam and Trichur districts. The camps will be held till 31 March, 2017. “The policemen work long, irregular…

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Lifestyle diseases on the rise in Kerala kids

KOCHI: Rifts in the family, erratic diets and stress from schools and tuition classes are the main reasons for more than three percent of school students experiencing high blood pressure in Kerala, said Dr M Sulfikkar Ahmed, Head, department of Paediatric Cardiology in Trivandrum medical college. He was speaking after inaugurating the workshop on cardiac disorders in newborn babies and children conducted at Ernakulam Medical Centre as a prelude to the 45th Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Paediatrics, Kerala Chapter. Studies reveal that lifestyle diseases are spreading fast among…

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Air pollution and lifestyle diseases are behind 33% strokes in India

As India continue to report 16 lakh cases of stroke every year, health experts have said that at least one third of these cases are caused by mere modifiable lifestyle factors and deteriorating air quality. A study concluded by the city-based Fortis Escorts Heart Institute reveals that lifestyle problems such as depression, chronic anxiety and job stress trigger the brain and heart strokes among people, including youth. It was found that among the challenges faced by the patients who survive stroke are short-term memory loss, difficulty in thinking and depression….

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Lifestyle diseases on the rise: experts

Lifestyle diseases are on the rise in the country not only in urban areas, but also in rural areas during the past few years. About 30 per cent of population now live in urban areas and by the next decade it will rise to 50 per cent. And along with the migration, lifestyle diseases will increase and therefore it is the responsibility of the medical fraternity as well as the media to educate the public on healthy ways of living, said Greater Viskhapatnam Municipal Corporation Commissioner M. Harinarayanan. He was…

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‘Lifestyle changes root cause for diseases’

Several doctors and academics strongly felt that India can progress well when the people are healthy in all aspects. They said complete physical fitness and mental fitness of individuals would lead to more production and put the country in path of rapid development. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University and Pradhama Multi Speciality Hospital-Visakhapatnam organised a seminar ‘Health is All’ on the university campus on Thursday to create awareness among the healthy food habits and preventive medical check-up. University Vice-Chancellor Miriyala Chandraiah said less physical activity and ignoring healthy food habits were…

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