Your checklist before traveling

October 26th, 2011 by Team Healthizen

Traveling is something that could be both de-stressing as well as distressing, depending upon a number of factors such as your health status when traveling, the mode of transport, the amenities provided during your journey, the people accompanying you, and safety concerns, just to name a few of them. While one does not really have [...]

Grapefruit – the wonder fruit!

October 21st, 2011 by Team Healthizen

  Grapefruit, or Citrus paradisi as it is botanically known, is a juicy fruit that belongs to the same family as the orange, sweet lime, and lemon. The fruit is available in both seedless as well as seed-containing varieties. Loaded with vitamin C, grapefruits are useful in fighting colds and boosting the immunity in general. [...]

All about Hypoglycemia

October 21st, 2011 by Team Healthizen

  Hypoglycemia is a state of low blood glucose that is usually caused under the influence of antidiabetic drugs or insulin. It happens because these medicines attempt to reduce the blood sugar and the person will have not had a meal that was large enough to prevent the glucose level in the blood from going [...]

Hypertension is not the disease; it is a symptom of a disease

October 21st, 2011 by Team Healthizen
Hypertension a symptom

It is estimated that by 2025, around 1.56 billion people will be suffering from hypertension. The commonest symptoms of high blood pressure, medically known as hypertension, are occipital headache, giddiness, increased heart rate, bleeding from the nose, and even pain in the chest. Many patients exhibit no symptoms at all. In such cases, hypertension can [...]

Eating Disorders on the Rise!

October 13th, 2011 by Team Healthizen

Advertisements on television, peer pressure, and the need to be accepted socially can have a major impact on a person’s mind when it comes to maintaining a body image that he or she can be proud of and can happily flaunt to impress others. Food is not merely a source of nutrients for your body. [...]

The Mind-Body Connection

October 13th, 2011 by Team Healthizen

It is indeed amazing to see how the mind and body constantly influence each other, both in health as well as in a state of disease. Often, this knowledge can be used to predict the type of problems that a person may face in the near or far future. In fact, this is precisely why [...]

Caring for your eyes

October 13th, 2011 by Team Healthizen

Your eyes are not just connectors to the outside world. They are also mirrors of your mind, body and soul, reflecting much of all that is happening inside too. Delicate as they are, the eyes are one of the most beautiful assets of the human body. Most of us take our eyes for granted and [...]

Potatoes aren’t unhealthy

June 1st, 2011 by Team Healthizen

There is this misconception that potatoes are unhealthy and are bound to worsen conditions such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia. However, the fact is that the poor potato is not to blame. Unfortunately, most of the dishes prepared using potatoes are fried or fatty, which quite obviously makes them bad for health and [...]

Meningitis Explained

May 31st, 2011 by Team Healthizen

Meningitis is the medical term for inflammation of the meninges, the coverings of the brain. The meninges form three layers, namely the outer dura mater, middle pia mater, and inner arachnoid. Various organisms have been found to be capable of causing meningitis in humans. Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidis, and Hemophilus influenzae are the species of [...]

HPV infection is certainly a cause for concern

May 24th, 2011 by Team Healthizen

The Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV in short, is a small non-enveloped virus that belongs to the Papovavirus family. There are more than 50 varieties of this virus that are capable of giving rise to diseases. This virus can be transmitted very easily by contact between skin surfaces or mucous membranes. Hence, all forms of [...]