Tag: Health

The Comprehensive Guide To PET-CT Scans

The Comprehensive Guide To PET-CT Scans : Positron Emission Tomography And Computed Tomography (PET-CT) A Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that allows your doctor to check for diseases in your body. The scan uses Radio-traces that are injected into a vein in your arm. Your organs and tissues then absorb the

Pregnancy | Antenatal Exercises

Pregnancy | Antenatal Exercises Exercise – It is known to stimulate the intestinal muscles thus facilitating digestion and alleviating constipation. Include exercise in your daily regime with the advice of your doctor. Exercising also helps you maintain good health and improves chances of normal delivery. You can safely include swimming and walking as your normal

Pregnancy | Second-trimester

Pregnancy | Second-trimester: Throughout your second trimester, you’ll continue to visit your doctor once a month unless there is a need for you to go more often. Each appointment would probably begin with you stepping onto the scale to ensure that you are gaining weight normally. Here is an overall list of things to keep

Ultrasound Scan : Its Necessity and Benefits in Pregnancy

Ultrasound Scan : Its Necessity and Benefits in Pregnancy : An ultrasound scan is the picture of the baby and her surroundings. In an ultrasound scan, high frequency sound waves (3.5 7 MHz) are sent through the layers of the abdomen into the uterus. The baby reflects back the sound waves. A computer captures and

Some Of The Routine Screening Tests During Pregnancy

Some Of The Routine Screening Tests During Pregnancy : Lets discus about some of the routine screening tests during Pregnancy. 1. Blood Tests Identify the blood group & Rh factor : (Rh GAM) : Blood test helps in identifying your blood group and Rh factor (that is, whether your blood group is positive or negative).

Few Things To Remember About The Pregnancy Test

Few Things To Remember About The Pregnancy Test: Lets us discuss some important things to remember during the test. How authentic is confirming pregnancy at home? Home pregnancy test involves the process of detecting the presence of the hormone. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin or HCG in the urine. This is done with the help of various

Special Nutrient Needs during Pregnancy

Special Nutrient Needs during Pregnancy: Nutritional needs would be enhanced for the following Folate (also known as Folic Acid) An adequate amount of folic acid is essential before and during pregnancy. Folic acid is essential for cell division and organ formation that takes place in the first trimester of pregnancy. Therefore is an extremely important

Simple Techniques to Avoid Backache during Pregnancy

Simple Techniques to Avoid Backache during Pregnancy: Starting from around five months up to pregnancy, you experience a rapid weight gain and some structural changes in your body. As a result of this your natural reaction is to try to adjust to these changes. These may cause backache. Weight gain – By the end of

Changes | Issues in Pregnancy

Changes/ Issues in Pregnancy Nausea and vomiting (usually resolves after the first 12 weeks of pregnancy Relief Eat frequently, small meals. Eat easy to digest starchy foods like plain pasta, crackers, potatoes, rice, fruit, and vegetables Avoid spicy foods. Limit fried foods and foods with a lot of butter. Eat a snack before going to

Digestive Discomfort | Constipation during Your Pregnancy

Digestive Discomfort | Constipation during Your Pregnancy: As you begin your third week of pregnancy, you are likely to go through bouts of constipation. Don’t worry, this is one of the most common symptoms that appear in an expecting mother. The reasons for constipation in pregnancy can mainly be attributed to various physiological changes taking

Early Signs of Pregnancy

Early Signs of Pregnancy: Some mothers feel certain they’re pregnant at the moment of conception. Others don’t believe the news until they have a positive pregnancy test-or two. For most mothers, a missed period is an early sign of pregnancy. It may not be the reason to be so certain. There are other signs as

What is Coronary Artery Disease?

Coronary Artery Disease: Even if you’re least likely to develop a heart disease of any kind, you probably know a friend or relative who’s been diagnosed with coronary artery disease and asked to undergo a coronary angiography. Either way with the kind of lifestyles most urban people lead today, it is helpful to understand the

What is obesity?

What is obesity? Obesity is defined as an excessively high amount of body fat body in relation to lean body mass. It is commonly measured by Body Mass Index (BMI), which is the relationship of weight to height. An adult with a with BMI of 30 or more is considered obese. BMI = Weight in

What is Radiation Therapy

What is Radiation Therapy: Radiation Therapy often abbreviated RT, RTx, or XRT is a treatment used for cancer to control or kill malignant cells and, less commonly used for other diseases like thyroid, blood disorders, and noncancerous growths. It can have a targeted, powerful effect on tumors that are confined to a specific area. Radiation