Fruits Guide During Pregnancy

As we all know pregnancy is a big challenging time for a women. During pregnancy the body of a women goes through a lot of changes in terms of both emotional & physical.
A women goes through morning sickness, midnight hunger pangs & mood swings and much more. Hence a lot of patience & energy is required to look after a the mother.
While fruits are known as the best nutrient provider but some fruits should be avoided during pregnancy.

1. Pineapple
It comprises a rich amount of bromelain that may cause the softening of the cervix that may induce early labour.

2. Grapes
Grapes have heat producing properties, which can affect both the mother and the baby.

3. Papaya
Papaya is one of the most common fruits that are forbidden in this list. Papaya is said to promote early labour and in worst case scenario, miscarriages.

Fruits That You Should Eat During Pregnancy

  • Strawberries
  • Guava
  • Cherries
  • Pear
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Watermelon
  • Oranges
  • Apples
  • Avocado
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Monsoon Health Tips by Mayom Hospital

Monsoon is finally here in Delhi NCR and with monsoon comes cough, cold, infection etc. Today we bring you some of the health tips which when applied to your lifestyle could help to avoid monsoon health problems.

Monsoon health tips: 

  • Avoid eating street food. During rainy season the water & raw vegetables are not hygienic and street food consumption can cause infection or fever.
  • Whenever you are going outside, apply mosquito/insect repellent cream or spray and when you are inside your house, do switch on mosquito repellent in all rooms.
  • Try to avoid walking through rainy water. It can lead to numerous fungal diseases of the feet and heels.
  • Maintain a habit of keeping umbrella, rain coat etc when you are going out.
  • Take moderately hot food and drinks in this monsoon.
  • Don’t allow your child to play in the rain and rainy water.
  • Dry your feet when they get wet. Avoid colds and coughs by keeping your body moderately hot and dry.
  • Don’t go in air conditioned rooms with wet hair and damp apparels. It encourages the development of fungus and can be especially hurtful.

Diet during monsoon: 

  • Consume lots of fruits during monsoon to restore your body energy.
  • Consume fruits like pears, mangoes, apples and pomegranate.
  • Avoid too much watery food like lassi, juices etc and consume more dry fruits as more watery food can result in swelling in body.

Other tips: 

  • Drink only filtered water. It is better to drink boiled water as it kills all the germs & bacteria.
  • If you are high blood pressure patient, avoid salt or consume very less salt in your meals.
  • Have a dish of bitter vegetables in your meals such as neem which will help you to fight skin problems which is common during monsoons.
  • Avoid milk during monsoon. Instead opt for yogurt, curd, sweet etc. If you want to drink milk, boil it at 100 degrees Celsius & then drink it.

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Common Monsoon Diseases You Should Know

Monsoon brings a lot of diseases and we are very known to this season of flu & diseases. Following ‘Prevention is better than cure’ let us see know some of the common monsoon diseases. In our next article you will get to know monsoon health tips written by our expert team of doctors.

1. Dengue
Symptoms of dengue are high fever, low platelet count, rashes and many more. Using mosquito repellents and insect repellent plants like citronella is a good idea to prevent this mosquito from entering your work station or home. Wearing clothes that cover your entire body will also be useful.

2. Chikungunya
It is caused by mosquitoes born in stagnated water found in air conditioners, coolers, plants, utensils, water pipes.

3. Malaria
Malaria is caused by female anopheles mosquito, which breed in waterlogged areas.

4. Diarrhoea
This widespread bowel disease is caused due to the consumption of unhygienic foods and water.

5. Typhoid:
A water borne disease, typhoid is commonly caused due to poor sanitation.

If you are suffering from any form of monsoon disease, don’t delay, book an appointment today.

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Signs that your body is showing that you are iron deficient

Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies among Indians. Iron is the mineral that is vital for producing haemoglobin, a protein that helps red blood cells deliver oxygen around the body.

So, if your body lacks haemoglobin, the tissues and muscles wouldn’t get enough oxygen, and further hamper the body function.

Iron deficiency is one condition that is said to result in quite unpleasant symptoms. Such symptoms may affect your day-to-day life as well. Signs and symptoms of iron deficiency can depend on the severity of the condition, your age and current state of health. Pregnant women need the most amount of iron, considering the developing baby needs more blood circulation.

Let’s look at some of the signs that your body is showing that you are iron deficient.

  • Unusual tiredness
    If you feel tired & restless all the time your body might have iron deficiency.
  • Shortness of breath
    Low haemoglobin results in low oxygen level. Therefore your muscles don’t get enough oxygen and therefore you feel shortness of breadth.
  • Pale skin
    Dull looking skin can be one of the sigh of iron deficient.
  • Pica Syndrome
    Pica syndrome is an eating disorder that triggers cravings for inedible objects, ranging from coins to clothes, cigarette butts to wooden products and even needles.

  • Hair loss
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Irregular heartbeats
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3 Vegetarian High Protein Foods

Everyone requires proteins as they are the building blocks of the body. A human body requires proteins to form the blood cells hence it should be an essential item in your daily diet.

Some of the benefits of protein are listed below:

  • They help to keep the hair & nails healthy
  • They help in building and repairing tissues
  • Bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood, all require protein

Eggs are considered one of the best source of protein, but in India many people are vegetarians who should look for other alternatives of proteins.

1. Quinoa
Quinoa is one of the most popular healthy food in India.
The best part about Quinoa is, it is gluten free & contains all 9 essential amino acids.

2. Low fat paneer
Considered as one of the favorite Indian food. Paneer is loved by all age groups and is an excellent source of high proteins.

3. Pulses and Legumes
There is no doubt, Indians love pulse in their plate. From moong dal to arhar dal to rajma and chickpeas. All these are high rich sources of proteins and provide important nutrients like fiber and zinc.

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Measles & Rubella

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Treatment for Diabetes

Whoever says diabetes can be cured is wrong. Diabetes can never be cured but it can be very successfully controlled.

Wondering how it can be controlled?

The objective is to control blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure as normal as possible.
But not only this. One requires a healthy lifestyle as well to improve their health and fight diabetes.

Be fit

Physical activity is mandatory to achieve a healthy lifestyle and control diabetes. Good amount of physical activity + healthy eating will surely help you to control diabetes.

If you need any advice or consultation you can book an appointment by clicking here.

Medications required?

Now that you have achieved a healthy lifestyle by eating healthy and being fit, you will also require proper medication to control your blood pressure and blood fats.
Medications should be suggested by a doctor along with timings and the dosage.

You can book an appointment today and get consultation from a doctor at Mayom Hospital

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Cough Remedies at Home

It is that time of the year when a cough is very common. You can treat coughs due to colds, allergies, and sinus infections medicines. Bacterial infections will require antibiotics. However, for those who prefer to avoid chemicals, experts from Mayom Hospital have listed a few home remedies that can help you to get rid of a cough.

1. Honey
Honey is best-known home remedy for a sore throat. Also, according to research, it can relieve coughs more effectively than the medicines.
Just mix up 2 teaspoons of honey with herbal tea or warm water and lemon. The honey does the soothing, while the lemon juice can help with congestion.

2. Pineapple
Bromelain is an enzyme which is found only in pineapple which can help suppress coughs. To enjoy the most benefits of pineapple eat a slice of pineapple or drink 3.5 ounces of fresh pineapple juice three times a day.

3. Peppermint
Peppermint leaves are very much famous in India for their cough healing properties. Menthol in peppermint soothes the throat and acts as a decongestant, helping to break down mucus. You can cure a cough by drinking peppermint tea. You can also make a steam bath and inhale peppermint vapors. To make a steam bath just add 3 or 4 drops of peppermint oil for every 150 milliliters of hot water. Drape a towel over your head, and take deep breaths directly above the water.

4. Thyme
The essence which is extracted from thyme leaves mixed with ivy can help relieve coughing. The leaves contain compounds called flavonoids that relax the throat muscles involved in coughing and lessen inflammation.
You can make thyme tea at home using 2 teaspoons of crushed thyme leaves and 1 cup of boiling water. Cover the cup, steep for 10 minutes, and strain.

5. Salt and water gargle
While the remedy may seem relatively simple, a salt and water gargle can help soothe a scratchy throat that causes you to cough. Mixing 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of salt with 8 ounces of warm water can help to relieve irritation.
Note that children under age 6 aren’t especially good at gargling. It’s best to try other remedies for this age group.

If the cough is persisting more than 4 weeks or has greenish /yellowish colour/ blood then you should meet doctor @mayom hospital for speedy diagnosis and Treatment as it may be more sinister.

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Emergency Medicine

Mayom Hospital’s 24-hour Emergency And Trauma Care unit is geared for immediate response to medical and surgical emergencies at all times. Emergency treatment provided under this unit includes all kinds of medical and surgical emergencies including poly trauma conditions. This is achieved with the application of some of the most advanced Emergency Care equipment and dedicated professionals.

The Emergency Care is backed by consultants from all specialties and super-specialties in the Hospital, round the-clock supported by skilled paramedics. All Doctors at Mayom Hospital remain on-call while in town for any Emergency Care Situation.
The pre-hospital care is assisted by and carried out in a fleet of fully equipped ambulances manned by paramedical personnel intensely trained in basic life support and trauma care. In highly critical cases, a Physician or Anaesthetist accompanies the paramedical team to avoid any delay in reaching life-saving medical care to the patient enroute to the hospital. ACLS fully equipped Ambulance with an Anaesthetist and trained nurse is always on call for transferring sick patient to the hospital..

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Neurosciences

The department of Neurosciences at Mayom Hospital offers comprehensive services in all aspects of diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of patients with neurological, neurosurgical and spine disorders.
The state-of-the-art modular Operating Theatre dedicated for Neurosurgery is equipped with 100% Fresh Air, Laminar flow Imported OT Tables, LED Lights, Microscopes. Diagnostic support for CT scan & MRI scan, EEG, NCV, EMG (outsourced) is available for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Emergency cases like Head injury, Stroke and Post operative cases are managed in 16 Beded ICUs with imported Multipara monitors, Ventilators, CPAP, BIPAP. Intensivist and Anesthetists are available round the clock to take care of patients and facilities for Percutaneous Tracheostomy are available for patients needing long term ventilation.

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