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Triglyceride Levels – Why do they matter?

Triglyceride Levels – Why do they matter?

by MedPlus Team, January 8, 2018

Triglycerides are important organic compounds, a type of fat (lipid) found in the blood and other parts of the body. They are utilized by the body for energy so you require them in some quantity to maintain good health. Triglycerides…

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy

by MedPlus Team, January 5, 2018

Diabetic Retinopathy is a complication of diabetes, especially for those with type 2 diabetes. High blood sugar levels over a period of time can damage the blood vessels in the retina, making them, swell and leak. In some cases it…

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Dehydration

Dehydration

by MedPlus Team, January 4, 2018

Water plays a very important role in maintaining various bodily functions. The body?s cells, organs and tissues, all use water for functioning properly. Water helps various organ systems to run smoothly including digestive system, nervous system, blood circulation, regulating body…

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Thyroid Replacement Therapy

Thyroid Replacement Therapy

by MedPlus Team, December 20, 2017

The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system, which is made up of organs that produce, store, and release chemicals called hormones into the bloodstream. The hormones are then carried in the blood stream to their target cells or organs in various…

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Calcium Supplements – Who needs them?

Calcium Supplements – Who needs them?

by MedPlus Team, November 29, 2017

Calcium is a mineral that is abundantly found in our body. A major part of it is in the teeth and bones and it is responsible for giving strength and resilience to these structures. The rest is found in nerve…

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Statins – The mainstay cholesterol lowering agents

Statins – The mainstay cholesterol lowering agents

by MedPlus Team, November 18, 2017

Cholesterol is a word most of us are familiar with these days. Without knowing much about it, everyone seemingly knows high levels of cholesterol are bad for health and cause heart attacks. A large proportion of us take active measures…

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NSAIDs are among the commonest drugs we take – Know more about them

NSAIDs are among the commonest drugs we take – Know more about them

by MedPlus Team, November 14, 2017

Everyone among us would have experienced pain either due to injury, sprain or aches from physical exertion. The older ones among us will also be familiar with aching joints and troublesome back pain. In most cases, if you have taken…

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Diet in Kidney Failure

Diet in Kidney Failure

by MedPlus Team, October 27, 2017

Kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs that filter waste products, excess water, electrolytes and toxins from the blood. These excess products are then eliminated from the body in urine via the urethral system. Kidneys are also involved in red…

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Diet Principles for Diabetics

Diet Principles for Diabetics

by MedPlus Team, October 16, 2017

If you have Diabetes, you more than likely have encountered these reactions from your family and friends. ?Oh no! It is a very dangerous disease; you are surely going to face very bad circumstances. You are prone to cardiac problems,…

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Intermittent Fasting – A natural way to a better health

Intermittent Fasting – A natural way to a better health

by MedPlus Team, October 9, 2017

What is it? First, what it is not? It is not a diet. It is more a pattern of eating that specifies when you should or should not eat rather than what you should eat. Intermittent Fasting (IF) is a…

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