June is Men’s Health Month which is celebrated across the globe to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases among men and boys. As a primary care physician, by appropriate preventive care, we can lessen future health decline in men. Health conditions that men should be screened […]
Preventing infections while fasting
During Ramadan, there is a significant decrease in water consumption over a long period of time. The unrelenting heat, harsh sunlight and longer days do not make it easy for people who fast. When you add dehydration, fatigue and weakness to the equation, you can have several health complications, including kidney stones and urinary tract infections […]
The Harmful Effects Of Passive Smoking
If you smoke or have a family member who does, passive smoking and its effects on those who live with you must have crossed your mind at times. And it should! The non-smokers who face tobacco smoke at work or home develop 25-30% higher chances of suffering from heart diseases. Passive smoking poses a major […]
Never Hold Back A Sneeze: Here’s Why!
Sneezing is a reflex by which our body fights away irritants that are inhaled into the nose. Ever wondered why you sneeze more than once in a row sometimes, it is because at times it takes more than one go to clear off all the irritants. Holding your nose and mouth when a forceful sneeze […]
The International Diabetes Federation states that 415 million people globally have diabetes. As per research conducted by the International Diabetes Federation, 19.3% of the population in UAE are living with Diabetes.  Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which a person has high blood sugar caused by discrepancies in producing sufficient insulin. It is a serious […]