The pulse rate is a measurement of the heart rate, or the number of times the heart beats per minute. As the heart pushes blood through the arteries, the arteries expand and contract with the flow of the blood. The normal pulse for the healthy adult ranges from 60-100 beats per minute. Generally, a lower […]

Body Mass Index is a calculation that determines level of fats in the human body. BMI  is a good starting point for determining risk factors of having high BMI or low BMI. It is a screening tool which is used  to assess a person’s weight and his or her risk for developing certain medical diseases. High BMI […]

Obesity is one of the biggest health problem in the world. It travels with other diseases, which combined kills millions of people per year. It is a condition where a person has accumulated excess of  fat in the body.  India is the third largest population of obese people.  According to WHO ,” world-wide obesity has more than […]

Yoga reduces blood pressure in patients with pre-hypertension , according to a study presented at the 68th annual conference of the cardiological  society of India(CSI). Patients with Pre-hypertension are likely to develop hypertension, unless they improve their lifestyle. Both Pre-hypertension and high blood pressure increases the risk of heart attack ,stroke, and heart failure. Patients […]

Hypertension is a common condition affecting several people across the world. Although high blood pressure also called a ”silent killer”– often has no symptoms. It can be dangerous by increasing the risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney problems. According to American Heart Association, a  systolic reading of 180 mm Hg or a diastolic reading of 110  or […]

Pre-Hypertension is not an illness, but it is a signal  that illness lies ahead. Pre-Hypertension is a warning sign that a person may get high blood pressure in the future. Even worse, pre-hypertension increases the risk of heart diseases. According to a 2005 analysis by the Framingham Heart study, people with pre-hypertension are twice as likely to develop […]

  Body Mass Index(BMI) is the recommended method for diagnosing overweight and obesity . It evaluate the relationship between body weight and height. While BMI is not a direct measure of excess body fat. BMI is widely used by medical, health and fitness professional to classify underweight, over weight and obesity in adult. India is […]

Blood Pressure is the force exerted by the blood against the walls of the arteries. Hypertension is one of the most prevalent chronic disease in India; 12-17 % in rural areas ; 20-40% in urban areas. Complications due to high blood pressure lead to 9.4 millions death every year world-wide. The exact causes of high blood pressure are […]

Measuring blood pressure is the only way to know whether your blood pressure is high or low. Blood Pressure rises and falls with each beat of your heart, that’s why blood pressure measures with two numbers. The systolic and Diastolic blood pressure. The top number refers to the amount of pressure in your arteries during […]

Heart is a muscular organ that pumps blood around the body constantly every second of our lives. The pumping of blood creates pressure — that is called blood pressure. Normal blood pressure is vital to life. It is a life force because without blood pressure oxygen and nutrients would not be pushed around our circulatory […]