Are you having Tingling-toes or Painful feet?

Do you know diabetics may often face tingling-toes or painful feet? Blame your high blood sugar, the hallmark of diabetes. Never underestimate Diabetes as a silent, painless condition. Such discomforts are medically termed as diabetic neuropathy that can range from merely aggravating to disabling or even life-threatening. Diabetic nephropathy is the leading cause of limbContinue reading “Are you having Tingling-toes or Painful feet?”

What is the connection between Diabetes and Hypertension?

Do you know there is a significant relationship between Diabetes and Hypertension? Less physical activity, more availability of resources and no time to spare, we have become preys to some extremely uncommon diseases our grandparents had never even heard about back in the 60s and 70s. Both these diseases have common contributing factors which includes-Continue reading “What is the connection between Diabetes and Hypertension?”

What’s on your plate?

What’s on your plate? It’s an important question. Your food choices matter a lot when you’ve got diabetes. One of the most essential steps to avoiding complications from type 2 diabetes is managing your diet. Knowing which foods to avoid when you have diabetes can sometimes seem tough. However, following a few guidelines can make it easier.Continue reading “What’s on your plate?”

Risk of Heart disease in Diabetics

Diabetes is a global burden affecting around Five Hundred Million population worldwide. Unfortunately, India has the highest number of diabetics in the world that represents 49% of the world’s diabetes burden. India is the diabetic capital of the world. diabetes is a silent progressive disease without any symptoms at early stage. Hence, diabetes is oftenContinue reading “Risk of Heart disease in Diabetics”

Count the Potassium Content in your Sankranti favourites and Say No to Hyperkalemia

I am sure all are aware of the famous harvest festival is celebrated across the country of India, Makar Sankranti is locally termed as Poush Sankranti in West Bengal and Assam, Pongal in Tamil Nadu. It might be called by different names but the theme is same everywhere. Food is one of India’s biggest obsessionContinue reading “Count the Potassium Content in your Sankranti favourites and Say No to Hyperkalemia”

Fight the Winter Baggage of Respiratory Discomfort

Winters bring pleasant weather and festive season but also bring a wide spectrum of respiratory and chest diseases. Every winter hospitals and GP surgeons see an influx of people with lung conditions. To add on to our worry COVID-19 has also joined the list. What worsens this condition is lack of physical activity. People feelContinue reading “Fight the Winter Baggage of Respiratory Discomfort”

Winter veggies and Potassium imbalance- Are you worried?

There a common saying, eat what’s in season is the best way to beat illness. Not only does foods taste best when they are in season, they are far fresher as they have not been transported over long distances. Seasonal vegetables not only taste very fresh and tasty, but it also consists of essential elementsContinue reading “Winter veggies and Potassium imbalance- Are you worried?”

Binge eating in winter? Avoid the risk of Hyperkalemia

Winter is the time of celebration and when talking about our incredible India, winters are real fun to be part of. Apart from Christmas and the extended New Year celebration, winter is the time for picnics and getaways. Some important festivals also fall in the winter time that includes Lohri, Pongal, Sankranti. Without food everyContinue reading “Binge eating in winter? Avoid the risk of Hyperkalemia”

Potassium- No longer a hemlock for renal patients

It was just an another normal day for me, after completing my hectic schedule for the day, I had just returned home. Going through the daily news and relaxing with a cup of tea. Suddenly I received a call from one of my patients, Ayush Sharma (real name not revealed). I received the phone, itContinue reading “Potassium- No longer a hemlock for renal patients”

Steps to protect your kidney health

Kidney disease is a severe public health issue which is often ignored by most of us. It is estimated that 1 in 10 people are suffering from chronic kidney disease in India. The main reason is lack of awareness about Chronic Kidney Disease. It is a silent killer that is asymptomatic at the initial stageContinue reading “Steps to protect your kidney health”