14th of November is celebrated worldwide as Word Diabetes Day and this year we are focusing on on Women and Diabetes. Why, do you wonder? 1 in 7 births is affected by Gestational Diabetes. There are ~200 million women around the world living with Diabetes and with India being the Diabetes Capital of the World, the number of women in India living undiagnosed is even higher. In a population of 1.2 billion, women contribute to around 30 million Diabetics! It’s a staggering number but isn’t surprising considering the lifestyle Indian women adopt. Continue reading “30 million Diabetics in India are women – Act to change”
We’ve all seen that small clip-like device that is added on to our fingers during a visit to the hospital. Finger-tip Pulse Oximeters are devices that basically measure the oxygen concentration in blood. In this post, let’s look at what they are, what do they measure and why we need them. Continue reading “All you need to know about Pulse Oximeters”
At this day and age, blood pressure is a household term and the awareness around maintaining a ‘normal’ blood pressure is increasing. If you’re wondering how and why, check out our article on blood pressure that would help you understand it deeper.
While 120/80 is a well known common number that is associated with blood pressure, above what range is it called ‘Hypertension’ and when is it called ‘Hypotension’?
In common practice, we consider anything below and equal to Systolic Blood Pressure 120 and Diastolic Blood Pressure 80 as normal whereas anything above 140 and 90 are considered higher. Continue reading “WHO and Blood pressure guidelines”
Blood Pressure (BP) – be it High BP or Low BP is a household name, thanks to the lifestyle changes of our generation. But do we know what blood pressure is, really? What do we understand in depth from those two numbers?
What exactly is Blood Pressure?
BP or Blood Pressure is roughly the pressure exerted by the blood on the wall of our arteries. Continue reading “What exactly is ‘Blood Pressure’?”