Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetes mellites is an epidemic of modern civilization. With the modern technology, comfort and convenience has come, but the well-being and health is taken away. Increase in the sedentary lifestyle has led to increased incidence of many diseases. Diabetes is one of them.

Diabetes is not just a disease of high sugar levels as perceived conventionally. Many metabolic and vascular complications are occurring independent of the sugar levels.

Neuropathy means damage to the nerves. Neuropathy is a common complication of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It is seen in 26 percent of people with type 2 diabetes at the diagnosis of diabetes itself. (more…)

Facebooktwitterredditlinkedinmail

Read More

Trigeminal Neuralgia

What is trigeminal neuralgia? 

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a neurological condition that causes sudden and severe pain in parts of the face. Sensations from the face are carried by the trigeminal nerve to the brain.

                                                                                      

(more…)

Facebooktwitterredditlinkedinmail

Read More

Ramadan

Why is Sleep Important During Ramadan

  1. How important is getting enough sleep for our general health?

Sleep is a condition of body and mind which leads to natural periodic suspension of consciousness, in which the nervous system is inactive, the eyes are closed and the postural muscles are relaxed. In terms of computer language, sleep acts like update and shutdown option for the body. Sleep offers the following health benefits;

  • Improves the memory
  • Increases life expectancy
  • Reduces the incidence of diseases related to inflammation like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis etc.
  • Improves cognition and creativity
  • Improves stamina and fitness
  • Improves the learning of new tasks
  • Improves attention
  • Helps keep a healthy appetite and weight
  • Reduces the level of stress hormones
  • Improves decision making and reaction time specially while doing critical tasks like driving
  • It helps for a better emotional stability and taking care of anxiety and depression

(more…)

Facebooktwitterredditlinkedinmail

Read More

The Need To Have A Good Night’s Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is vital to our bodies and minds, akin to formatting a computer. Our brain is a super-computer which continuously creates thoughts. Constant thinking drains the brain battery and sleep gives the brain the rest that it sorely needs.  Sleeping well daily is very important especially during periods of stress. Sleep plays an important role in memory, abstract thinking, decision making, mood, and control of irritability. It is also important for immune function. Sleeplessness can reduce the immune function and lead to susceptibility to various infections.

Dr. Michael Breus, Diplomate, and Fellow of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and author of Beauty Sleep says, it is very important to create a sleep schedule which means, pick a bedtime and a wake up time each day. Even if someone doesn’t fall asleep at the right time, he or she should still wake up at the designated wake time to stick to the sleep schedule. Sleep hygiene measures as mentioned below should be followed for good sleep:

(more…)

Facebooktwitterredditlinkedinmail

Read More

The Cold Truth About Migraines

With the busy and stressful lives people lead here in the UAE, we have all experienced headaches at some point in time. Sometimes the headaches are mild and bearable, which is cured by over the counter medications or painkillers. On the other hand, some headaches are moderate to severe and on one side of head associated with irritation of light and sounds, which could be a migraine.

Did you know that migraines are not just simple headaches?

There are numerous types of headaches that are medically identified, and migraine is only one among them, which can severely impair the quality of life. A migraine is a neurological condition in which one experiences episodic headaches mostly on one side of the head (the pain and can be both sided in some patients). The condition can be caused in men, women and even in children, although women are major sufferers of the condition.  A migraine attack in an individual is generally accompanied by nausea, vomiting and light sensitivity. A typical migraine attack lasts for a minimum of 4 hours and may continue until 3 days in the severe form.

(more…)

Facebooktwitterredditlinkedinmail

Read More