Category: health

Copper Deficiency: Symptoms and Causes- HealthifyMe
August 10, 2022

Copper Deficiency – Symptoms and Causes

Copper is not only a metallic element but also an essential mineral found in the liver, bones, and muscles. However, only a trace amount of this mineral is present in the body. Despite being present in a small amount, copper is a crucial component that helps maintain proper health. It is integral in performing various […]

By Mehak Shah

Health Risks of Mindless Eating and Ways To Avoid it- HealthifyMe
August 9, 2022

Health Risks of Mindless Eating and Ways To Avoid it

In recent times there have been a lot of discussions on mindful eating and how one can take steps toward shedding mindless eating habits. Mindless eating, as the name suggests, is when one doesn’t pay attention to what they are consuming. An individual is unaware of the quality, quantity, and how frequently they consume food […]

By Nahida Wankhade

Big Eight: The Eight Most Common Food Allergies- HealthifyMe
May 9, 2023

The Eight Most Common Food Allergies

Allergies are an excessive immune response to a foreign compound. Its symptoms range from mild rashes, running nose, and watery eyes to life-threatening conditions known as anaphylaxis. How your body reacts to an allergen is called an “allergic reaction.” Allergens are any substance that causes the induction of allergies. An allergic reaction is the outcome […]

By Mehak Shah

February 2, 2023

Acidity – Symptoms, Home Remedies, Causes and Treatment

We often hear people say, “I have acidity problems.” But have you ever wondered what they mean by it? What happened when someone says they are suffering from acidity? How is acidity caused? What can you do to relieve the symptoms caused by acidity? To answer all these questions, you must understand what is acidity? […]

By Nahida

November 9, 2023

Breastfeeding: Going Through The Milky Way

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated annually from the 1st to the 7th of August. It was first started in 1992 by the WHO to promote the benefits of breastfeeding for both the mother and the baby. According to UNICEF, “infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of their lives to achieve optimal […]

By Jahnvi Ranjan

Celiac Disease: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment- HealthifyMe
August 4, 2022

Celiac Disease – Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Celiac disease is also known as celiac sprue, gluten-sensitive enteropathy, or nontropical sprue, which are genetic autoimmune illnesses brought on by eating gluten-containing foods. It is caused by gluten, triggering the white blood cells that attack the lining of the small intestine till it reaches the inner membrane. When a person with celiac disease consumes […]

By Hiral Patel

Hernia: Causes and Treatments- HealthifyMe
July 29, 2022

Hernia – Causes and Treatments

A hernia is a condition in which an internal organ bulges via a weak point present in the muscles or tissues. The growth usually occurs through a delicate area in the abdominal walls. A hernia usually affects the stomach or intestine causing intense pain and requiring immediate medical examination and treatment. If left untreated, a […]

By Dr. Nikhil Eric Saldanha

Foods to boost immunity
July 30, 2022

Top 10 Foods to Build your Immune System

The recent outbreak of novel coronavirus has disheveled the lives of people across the globe. According to doctors and scientists, the best defense against the coronavirus is to have a healthy immune system that can fight off the virus. While maintaining a balanced diet and regular exercise helps in keeping your immune system stronger, there […]

By Alpa Momaya

Rare diseases: 5 diseases you have never heard- HealthifyMe
July 29, 2022

Rare Diseases – 5 Diseases You Have Never Heard

Rare diseases are those that are life-threatening or persistently disabling. Unfortunately, many rare diseases are currently without therapies or treatments due to a severe lack of scientific investigations. Rare diseases can have a variety of causes. Most of them are hereditary, with alterations in genes or chromosomes being the leading cause. In certain circumstances, you […]

By Dr. Nikhil Eric Saldanha

World Hepatitis Day- HealthifyMe
July 28, 2022

World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day is sponsored by the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) on July 28th each year to raise awareness of viral hepatitis. July 28th was the birthday of Dr. Baruch Blumberg (1925-2011) who discovered the hepatitis B virus in 1967 and later developed the first hepatitis B vaccine. It is an officially mandated global public […]

By Tracy Pritchard

10 Diet and Lifestyle changes to improve Heart Health- HealthifyMe
October 13, 2022

10 Diet and Lifestyle changes to Improve Heart Health

It is no secret that improved heart health leads to a longer and healthier life. With plenty of information on the internet, it is easier to know what food to eat and avoid. People also know that LDL (bad) cholesterol can harm their heart health. However, besides knowing this, it is essential to understand that […]

By Mehak Shah

What Genes Affect Breast Cancer?- HealthifyMe
July 25, 2022

What Genes Affect Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is cancer that develops in breast cells. Typically, the cancer forms in either the lobules or the ducts of the breast. Breast cancer is a disease that is commonly found in women and rarely in men. According to studies, one in 8 women has breast cancer. What makes this disease scary is that […]

By Dr. Nikhil Eric Saldanha

Breast Cancer Staging: Everything You Should Know- HealthifyMe
July 23, 2022

Breast Cancer Staging – Everything You Should Know

Breast cancer is becoming more common around the world. However, besides women, it is rarely seen in men as well. The size of a tumour spreads to lymph nodes when moved to other body areas. Its treatment depends on the cancer stage, which helps to know its severity. Some treatments include chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, hormone […]

By Dr. Nikhil Eric Saldanha

July 17, 2022

What is an Existential Crisis? And How to Cope with it?

At some point in time, we all face questions like, what is the true meaning of life, what is my life’s purpose, or who am I? Life is a mystery and thinking about life’s deep questions is very natural. However, when these thoughts become all-consuming, you feel overwhelmed with despair, anxiety, and frustration. This is […]

By Ishita Sharma

Ulcerative Colitis: Everything You Should Know- HealthifyMe
July 18, 2022

Ulcerative Colitis – Everything You Should Know

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disorder that negatively affects your digestive system. It is an abnormal inflammation in the inner space of your colon and rectum, which makes up a significant part of your large intestine. The inflammation usually leads to the development of open sores (ulcers) in the large intestine. Although Ulcerative Colitis usually […]

By Dr. Nikhil Eric Saldanha

Cerebral Palsy: Diagnosis, Causes, and Treatment- HealthifyMe
July 18, 2022

Cerebral Palsy – Diagnosis, Causes, and Treatment

The term cerebral palsy constitutes two words. The word cerebral means brain, and palsy means loss or impairment of motor functions. It is a medical condition that affects motor functions like movement of arms, legs etc. Although the disorder primarily affects the arms and legs, it can also frequently hinder vision, hearing and sensation. It […]

By Dr. Nikhil Eric Saldanha

A Guide to Lower Your Insulin Levels- HealthifyMe
July 15, 2022

A Guide to Lower Your Insulin Levels

Insulin is one of the essential hormones in our bodies, produced by beta-pancreatic cells. Our body needs energy to perform metabolic activities. The energy comes from the glucose present in the food. For example, when we consume a meal, the food releases glucose into our bloodstream for the body to utilise.  The pancreas produces insulin […]

By Aditi Shenai

July 13, 2022

10 Foods That Help Reduce Knee and Back Pain

“True prevention is not waiting for bad things to happen, it’s preventing things from happening in the first place.” – Don McPherson As we advance in our lives, the frequency and intensity of keeping oneself fit go down drastically. The sedentary nature of our lifestyles results in multiple health-related issues, including pain in the knee […]

By Alpa Momaya

The Best Ways to Manage Various Types of Crohn's Disease- HealthifyMe
July 10, 2022

The Best Ways to Manage Various Types of Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease. It causes chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. As per a report, it is the most prevalent in Germany and Canada. It affects about 322 out of every 100,000 people in Germany. Whereas in Canada, 319 out of every 100,000 are suffering from it. Crohn’s disease can occur […]

By Dr. Nikhil Eric Saldanha

Breast Cancer: Is it Curable?- HealthifyMe
July 9, 2022

Breast Cancer: Is it Curable?

There are around 7.8 million women who were diagnosed with breast cancer in the last five years. If that is no startling, do you know that according to the American Cancer Society, one out of 8 women is at risk of developing breast cancer? Breast cancer usually occurs in middle-aged and older women.  Breast cancer […]

By Dr. Nikhil Eric Saldanha

Do You Believe You Have a Chocolate Addiction?- HealthifyMe
July 7, 2022

Do You Believe You Have a Chocolate Addiction?

Chocolates have been sold over time as a treat that is somehow tied to our feelings and love. Have you ever been given a box of chocolates as a gift, as a mark of appreciation, or as an apology? Oh, and don’t forget about the occasions like Valentine’s Day, Easter, Christmas Day, or New Year’s […]

By ranjit kumar

July 5, 2022

A Comprehensive Guide to Body Fat Calculation

Body Fat Calculator is a quick and accessible way to measure your body fat percentage. It uses various parameters like weight, the circumference of the waist, wrist, hip and forearm to categorise people into Acceptable, Fitness, Athletes, Obese, and essential groups. It is more accurate and a better way to measure body fat and understand […]

By Parul Dube

July 4, 2022

Knee Pain – Symptoms, Remedies and Exercises

Are you suffering from knee pain? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. It doesn’t matter how old you are. You could be 13 years old or 65 years old and suffer from knee pain. Torn cartilage or a ruptured ligament are the usual suspects in knee pain. In addition to this, arthritis, gout, infections, and other […]

By Dr.Poonam Sharma

July 3, 2022

Vitamin C Tablets – Benefits, Vitamin C Foods and Deficiency

There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding Vitamin C during this pandemic, with everyone being paranoid about their vitamin intake to keep COVID-19 at bay. Vitamin C tablets are the new must-have in every household. So what exactly is Vitamin C? Should we be taking it additionally as tablets and is it worth all the […]

By Dr.Poonam Sharma

The Simple Steps to Prevent Milk Allergy- HealthifyMe
July 2, 2022

The Simple Steps to Prevent Milk Allergy

Milk allergy is an unusual immune system reaction to milk and milk-containing products. It’s one of the most prevalent childhood food allergies. Milk allergies are most commonly caused by cow’s milk, although other milk-like sheep, goats, and buffalo can cause it too. An allergic response is pretty standard when you or your kid drinks milk. […]

By Zoomi Singh

13 Things to Know about Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis- HealthifyMe
April 20, 2023

13 Things to Know about Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis can be challenging. A meta-analysis of several research papers showed that 460 out of 100,000 people have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) worldwide. Arthritis is an inflammatory condition in which women are more susceptible to having Rheumatoid Arthritis than men. And can also be found in children.  Here are the various types of […]

By Dr. Nikhil Eric Saldanha

World Doctor’s Day and Functional Medicine- HealthifyMe
July 1, 2022

World Doctor’s Day and Functional Medicine

What is Functional Medicine? Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual. The functional medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach. Hence, that empowers patients and physicians to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. […]

By Jessica Chandler

June 29, 2022

5 Scary Signs you Have Vitamin D Deficiency

Wondering why you can’t seem to shake that cold or stomach infection with medication? Chances are an underlying Vitamin D deficiency could be jeopardising your recovery. Vitamin D is stored and synthesised in the body naturally, activated by the liver and kidney when exposed to the sun (hence, the nickname “sunshine vitamin”). It’s key to […]

By R. Kalpana

November 9, 2023

Relationship Between Sleep & Mental Health

Sleep is an essential life function. But do you actually realise how impactful it is when it comes to our mental health? Read to find out.

By Jahnvi Ranjan

Hemp Hearts: The Healthy Food for Your Heart- HealthifyMe
June 20, 2022

Hemp Hearts: The Healthy Food for Your Heart

Hemp hearts are the soft inner part of hemp seeds that is appreciated well only after removing their hard shells. It has a mild, nutty flavour. It comes from cannabis sativus. But there are two main types of cannabis sativus that produce:  1. Drug products include hashish and marijuana, and several other compounds with psychoactive […]

By Mehak Shah