लंदन। साइकिल चलाना, पैदल चलना, बागवानी, साफ-सफाई और खेलों में भाग लेने वाली या नियमित व्यायाम करने वाली महिलाओं को पार्किंसंस रोग होने का खतरा लगभग 25 प्रतिशत तक कम हो सकता है। ये बात एक अध्ययन से पता चली है। अमेरिकन एकेडमी ऑफ न्यूरोलॉजी के मेडिकल जर्नल में प्रकाशित अध्ययन हालांकि यह साबित नहीं करता है कि व्यायाम करने से पार्किं संस रोग का खतरा काफी कम हो जाता है, लेकिन इसका संबंध जरूर दिखाता है।
अध्ययन के लेखक एलेक्सिस एल्बाज ने कहा, व्यायाम स्वास्थ्य को बेहतर बनाने के लिए कम लागत वाला तरीका है, इसलिए हमारे अध्ययन ने यह निर्धारित करने की कोशिश की कि क्या यह पार्किं संस रोग के विकास के कम जोखिम से जुड़ा हो सकता है। यह एक ऐसी बीमारी है जिसका कोई इलाज नहीं है।
एल्बाज ने कहा, हमारे परिणाम पार्किं संस रोग को रोकने के लिए हस्तक्षेप की योजना बनाने के सबूत प्रदान करते हैं।
अध्ययन में 95,354 महिला प्रतिभागियों को शामिल किया गया, जिनकी औसत आयु 49 वर्ष थी, जिन्हें अध्ययन की शुरूआत में पार्किंसंस नहीं था। शोधकर्ताओं ने तीन दशकों तक महिलाओं को फॉलो किया, जिसके दौरान 1,074 प्रतिभागियों ने पार्किं संस विकसित किया।
अध्ययन के दौरान, प्रतिभागियों ने शारीरिक गतिविधि के प्रकार और मात्रा के बारे में छह प्रश्नावली पूरी कीं।
उनसे पूछा गया कि वे कितनी दूर चली और प्रतिदिन कितनी सीढ़ियां चढ़ती हैं, कितने घंटे वे घरेलू गतिविधियों में लगाती हैं और साथ ही उन्होंने बागवानी जैसी गतिविधियां और खेल जैसी अधिक जोरदार गतिविधियां करने में कितना समय लगाया।
अधिक व्यायाम करने वालों में पार्किं संस रोग के 246 मामले या प्रति 1,000 व्यक्ति-वर्ष में 0.55 मामले थे, जबकि सबसे कम व्यायाम करने वालों के बीच 286 मामले या 0.73 प्रति 1,000 व्यक्ति-वर्ष थे। व्यक्ति-वर्ष अध्ययन में लोगों की संख्या और प्रत्येक व्यक्ति द्वारा अध्ययन में खर्च किए जाने वाले समय दोनों का प्रतिनिधित्व करता है।
निवास स्थान, पहली बार पीरियड और मेंस्ट्रूएशन और धूम्रपान जैसे कारकों को देखने के बाद, शोधकर्ताओं ने पाया कि ज्यादा व्यायाम करने वाले समूह में पार्किं संस रोग के विकास की दर 25 प्रतिशत कम थी।
आहार या चिकित्सा स्थितियों जैसे उच्च रक्तचाप, मधुमेह और हृदय रोग के समायोजन के बाद परिणाम समान थे।
शोधकर्ताओं ने यह भी पाया कि डायगोनेसिस से 10 साल पहले, पार्किं संस रोग के शुरूआती लक्षणों के कारण इस रोग वाले लोगों की तुलना में शारीरिक गतिविधि में तेजी से गिरावट आई।
अध्ययन की एक सीमा यह थी कि प्रतिभागी ज्यादातर स्वास्थ्य-जागरूक शिक्षक थी जिन्होंने लंबी अवधि के अध्ययन में भाग लेने की इच्छा जताई थी, इसलिए सामान्य जनसंख्या के लिए परिणाम भिन्न हो सकते हैं। (एजेंसी)
यह भी पढ़े►घरेलू हिंसा से पीड़ित महिलाओं में अस्थमा का जोखिम ज्यादा : स्टडी
लंदन। भारतीय मूल की एक महिला के नेतृत्व में किए गए एक शोध के अनुसार, जिन महिलाओं को घरेलू दुर्व्यवहार का सामना करना पड़ा है, उनमें अस्थमा सहित एटोपिक बीमारियों के विकसित होने का खतरा अधिक हो सकता है। जर्नल ऑफ एलर्जी एंड क्लिनिकल इम्यूनोलॉजी में प्रकाशित स्टडी के मुताबिक, रोगी रिकॉर्ड के विश्लेषण में पाया गया कि महिलाओं का एक बड़ा प्रतिशत वो था जिनको एटोपिक रोग थे और जिनका इतिहास घरेलू दुर्व्यवहार और हिंसा का रहा है।
ब्रिटेन के बमिर्ंघम विश्वविद्यालय के डॉ जोहत सिंह चंदन ने कहा, हमारे नतीजे बताते हैं कि घरेलू हिंसा और दुर्व्यवहार की पीड़ित महिलाओं में एटोपिक बीमारियों के विकास का जोखिम 52 प्रतिशत बढ़ जाता है।
उन्होंने कहा, घरेलू हिंसा और दुर्व्यवहार एक वैश्विक मुद्दा है जो महिलाओं को प्रभावित करता है। हम घरेलू हिंसा के स्वास्थ्य प्रभावों के बारे में अपनी समझ को और गहरा करना चाहते हैं, इसलिए साक्ष्य-आधारित सार्वजनिक स्वास्थ्य नीतियों को न केवल घरेलू हिंसा को संबोधित करने के लिए विकसित किया जा सकता है, बल्कि एटोपिक रोगों पर भी ध्यान दिया जा सकता है।
शोधकर्ताओं की टीम ने यूके में एक अध्ययन किया, एक चिकित्सक के साथ वयस्क महिलाओं (18 वर्ष और उससे अधिक आयु) के साथ हुई घरेलू हिंसा को देखा और उनकी तुलना 18 वर्ष से अधिक उम्र की दूसरी महिलाओं से की जिनके साथ ये हिंसा नहीं हुई थी।
जिन महिलाओं में एटोपिक रोग पहले से थे उनको अध्ययन से बाहर रखा गया।
कुल 13,852 महिलाओं की घरेलू हिंसा के संपर्क में आने के रूप में पहचान की गई और बिना हिंसा की शिकार 49,036 महिलाओं से उनका मिलान किया गया।
स्टडी के मुताबिक, 13,852 महिलाओं में से 967 में एटोपिक रोग पाया गया, जबकि दूसरे समूह में यह संख्या 2,607/49,036 थी। (एजेंसी)
यह भी पढ़े►भारत में प्रति नौ में से एक को कैंसर का खतरा
Pregnancy is a life-changing experience for women, as they prepare to bring a new life into the world. It is a time of great joy and anticipation, but it can also be a time of stress and anxiety.
Mental health issues are common during pregnancy, and it is essential to take care of your mental health to ensure a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
Mental health issues during pregnancy can take many forms, including depression, anxiety, and stress. These issues can be caused by a variety of factors, including hormonal changes, relationship problems, financial stress, and physical discomfort. Whatever the cause, it is important to address mental health issues during pregnancy to ensure the best possible outcome for both the mother and the baby.
According to Shivangi Sagar, Counselling Psychologist and Co-Founder of HopeQure, a platform for counselling and therapy consultations, mood swings are normal during pregnancy but if you feel nervous or down all the time, it could be a sign of something deeper. She says, "Stress over being pregnant, changes in your body during the pregnancy, and everyday worries can take a toll. Depression and anxiety are the two most common and prevalent disorders faced during pregnancy. The prevalence ranges from 8 to 30 per cent all over the world."
"Antenatal depression i.e., depression before the birth of the child is a strong predictor of postnatal depression. Depression is sadness or feeling down or irritable for weeks or months at a time. Someone may have depression before getting pregnant. But it also can start during pregnancy for a number of reasons -- for example, if a woman isn't happy about being pregnant or is dealing with a lot of stress at work or stress at home. Whereas, anxiety is a feeling of worry or fear over things that might happen. If you worry a lot anyway, many things can stress you out during pregnancy. You might worry that you won't be a good parent or that you can't afford to raise a baby," says Shivangi.
"Perinatal and antenatal mental issues have been associated with many poor outcomes, including maternal, child, and family unit challenges. Infants and young children of depressed mothers are more likely to have a difficult temperament, as well as cognitive and emotional delays. Among mothers who have a history of depression and decide to stop taking their antidepressants during the perinatal period, the majority suffer from relapsing symptoms. If depression continues postpartum, there is an increased risk of poor mother-infant attachment, delayed cognitive and linguistic skills in the infant, impaired emotional development, and risk for behavioural problems in later life."
While there is a probability of adverse mental health concerns in mothers during pregnancy, it is of chief importance that these symptoms can be managed.
Here are seven ways Counselling Psychologist Shivangi suggests you protect your mental health while pregnant:
Seek Prenatal Care: Regular prenatal care is critical to identify mental health issues early on and providing support and resources to address them. Prenatal care can also ensure that both the mother and the baby are healthy throughout the pregnancy. Prenatal yoga is a powerful tool for managing depression. It can assist in elevating the mood during pregnancy and provide strength to the body, especially the pelvic floor, hip, and abdominal core muscles. It gives the mother a healthier pregnancy and research has confirmed that a healthy mother is more likely to have or give birth to a healthy baby.
Increase Awareness: It is important to take notice that you are facing mental health issues. It can be helpful to talk to a professional and help you deal with your specific issues.
Practice Positive Self-Talk: Sometimes writing a few positive affirmations and reading them aloud can help in uplifting the mind. It is significant that pregnant women should focus their attention on positive things.
Communicate Openly: Talking about what is causing you stress with your partner, family, friends or a professional can help you understand your stressors and how you can manage them. It will also help your loved ones support you during this period. Having a strong support system during pregnancy can provide valuable emotional support and connection. Joining a support group for pregnant women can also provide a valuable source of support.
Prioritise Self-Care: Taking care of oneself during pregnancy is essential to reduce stress and promote positive mental health. This can include getting enough rest, eating a healthy diet, and engaging in regular physical activity. Taking time for oneself to relax and engage in activities can also help reduce stress.
Breathing Exercises: You can try breathing exercises and help you calm yourself in times of stress and anxiety. You can also try mindfulness and meditation techniques to regulate your emotions.
Seek Professional Help: If you are experiencing severe or persistent mental health issues during pregnancy, it's essential to seek professional help. This can include therapy, medication, or a combination of both. Healthcare providers can help identify the best treatment options for individual needs. (N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe)
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The 6th edition of One Earth-One Health - Advantage Healthcare India 2023 was virtually inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today in New Delhi today. The Prime Minister welcomed all national and international participants and hoped that the gathering will strengthen global partnerships on the agenda of ''One Earth-One Health''.
In his address, Prime Minister said, “When it comes to holistic healthcare, India has much important strength. We have talent. We have the technology. We have a track record. We have tradition. For thousands of years, India's outlook toward health has been holistic. We have a great tradition of preventive and promotive health. Systems such as Yoga and meditation have now become global movements. They are ancient India's gifts to the modern world. Similarly, our Ayurveda system is a complete discipline of wellness. It takes care of the physical and mental aspects of health.”
Prime Minister added that the world is looking for solutions to stress and lifestyle diseases. India's traditional healthcare systems hold a lot of answers. Our traditional diet which consists of millet can also help with food security and nutrition. The global response to healthcare challenges can’t be scattered and isolated as it is time for an integrated, inclusive, and institutional response. This is one of our focus areas during our G20 presidency.
The Ministry of Ayush is actively participating in this event to showcase the strength of the Ayush sector in Medical Value Travel (MVT). Ministry is also showcasing the potential of Ayush through the exhibition highlighting Ayush's strength and contribution towards MVT. The Health Ministers of different countries, National and International policymakers, academics and subject experts, and other dignitaries participating in the event, will also visit the All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi to have firsthand knowledge of Traditional Medicines.
As per the latest data India has emerged as the main destination for MVT, which is evident from the fact that the number of foreign tourists seeking medical tourism in India in 2017 was 45,42,000, leading to total foreigners’ spending in wellness tourism at over $12.8 Billion (1 lakh crore). High-quality healthcare services including wellness, therapeutic care, rejuvenation therapies, Yoga, Meditation, affordable and holistic health care, etc., were considered to be strong enablers in this growth trajectory.
This two-day summit will witness 125 exhibitors and around 500 hosted foreign delegates from 73 countries. Delegates from countries in the region of Africa, the Middle East, the Commonwealth of Independent States, SAARC, and ASEAN will bring together and connect the Indian healthcare providers and foreign participants on one forum.
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All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) under the Ministry of AYUSH hosted a walkthrough for the “Working Group of C20 on Integrated Holistic Health on 8th April 2023. A large group of over 400 delegates participated in the event and the institute showcased how an integrated approach to health care can be effectively implemented..
The C-20 is one of the eight official engagement groups of the G-20 forum. The 19 countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the UK, and the US which forms the C20 group. C20 India 2023 is one of the official Engagement Groups of the G20 that provides a platform for Civil Society Organizations (CSO) around the world to voice the people’s aspirations to the world leaders of G20.
Dr. Anita Bhatia, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women (for Resource Management, Sustainability, and Partnerships & United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women); Swami Amritaswaroopananda Puri, Vice-Chairman of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math and President of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University); Dr. Manoj Nesari, Adviser (Ay.), Ministry of Ayush; Dr. Adolpho Rubinstein, Former Health Minister of Argentina, Director of the Center for Implementation and Innovation in Health Policy. The founder and Director General of the Institute of Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS) and others were the delegates who visited AIIA. The institute organized a walkthrough, where the delegates were taken to the hospital and highlighted how an integrated approach in health care can be effectively implemented for the well-being of humanity.
AIIA has also signed an MoU with the University of Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeetham for cooperation and collaboration in the field of Research and Academics in Ayurveda. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research academia university hereinafter referred to as Amrita. The MoU was signed by Prof. Tanuja Nesari, Director, AIIA, Ministry of Ayush, and Prem Kumar Vasudevan Nair, the Provost, of Medical Sciences at Kochi campus of Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeetham. AIIA already has MoUs with the European Academy of Ayurveda, Bernstein, Germany; Western Sydney University, Australia; Graz Medical University, Austria; College of Medical, UK; London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
On this occasion Prof. (Dr) Tanuja Neasri, said “We are happy to co-host C20 delegates at AIIA, a tertiary care set-up under the Ministry of Ayush. We are honored to showcase the institute as a model of integration and holistic healthcare in Ayurveda. To help us realize the vision of health for all and holistic well-being, the strength of the Ayush system should be integrated into mainstream healthcare.
“It is my pleasure to join you all at AIIA. The science of Ayurveda is India’s gift to the world - it is India’s knowledge, learning, tradition, and culture. Through C20, the focus is again being driven toward holistic healing through an integration of Ayurveda with modern medicine. This is an innovative approach and will benefit everyone,” said Dr. Ms. Anita Bhatia, Assistant Secretary-General UN & Deputy Executive Director, of UN Women.
AIIA launched the millet calendar at the hands of Ms. Anita Bhatia, Assistant Secretary-General UN & Deputy Executive Director of UN Women. On the occasion AIIA received the blessings of Swamiji, Shri Amritaswaroopanand Puri. A cultural program followed by Patya Aahar was served to the guest on the occasion..
Have you ever had a tough time deciding between whether to take a cold shower and a hot shower? Well, you're not alone. A hot shower is just so relaxing and hard to resist after a long day. In the hot and humid climate of India, many may say that a cold shower relieves fatigue and gives a feeling of freshness. But nothing can beat those few minutes under a hot shower that relaxes your muscles, soothes your sensations, and triggers a sound and peaceful sleep.
Did you know that apart from relaxation, a hot shower has several other benefits too? And that's exactly what Vikram Raman, Marketing Head, of Ariston Group India Pvt. Ltd tells IANSlife about the benefits of a hot shower.
Improves Blood Circulation
Similar to working out, a hot shower increases blood flow to the cells and tissues by widening the blood vessels. It stimulates your body's thermoregulation, helping blood to circulate from the core to the hands and feet. As a result, the body radiates heat and becomes calm and relaxed. Your blood pressure lowers due to wider veins, and you feel better. Moreover, the heat from the water can help increase blood flow, which in turn can help soothe sore or tight muscles. For an even more relaxing experience, incorporate some aromatherapy into your shower routine with essential oils like lavender or eucalyptus to promote relaxation and alleviate stress.
Scientists believe that showering with hot water 90 minutes before bedtime cools the inner body and warms the skin. A hot shower de-stresses the body, improves blood circulation in the brain, and aids in natural thermoregulation. However, the ideal water temperature should be between 104 to 108? or 40 to 42? which an intelligent electric geyser can easily optimize.
Offers a Healthier Skin
Warm showers have several benefits for the skin, particularly if you struggle with dryness or irritation. The warmth of the water can soften and hydrate your skin, making it more receptive to lotions or moisturizers that you might apply afterward. Additionally, warm water can help to soothe any inflammation or redness, making it a great option for those suffering from conditions like eczema or rosacea. However, avoid making the water too hot, as this can strip the skin of natural oils and lead to dryness, itching, and premature aging. As with any aspect of your skincare routine, it is important to listen to your body and adjust your shower temperature accordingly.
Lowers Blood Sugar
Research suggests that regular heat exposure through a hot bath, sauna, or hot spa water immersion can reduce the likelihood of type 2 diabetes. Since hot water pumps up your blood circulation, more glucose pushes into your muscles and tissues, lowering your blood glucose levels. A 2019 study also revealed that chronic hot water immersion (HWI) reduces fasting blood glucose concentration.
Relieves Cold or Fever
As the seasons change, colds and flu are common. A hot shower has an instant therapeutic effect on a heavy head and congested nose. Hot water relaxes the constricted blood vessels near our brain, alleviating pressure and headache. The steam also loosens up the phlegm, clearing your nose and throat of congestion. Bathing in lukewarm water also radiates body heat and lowers fever, so you feel better
"So, a hot shower provides more health benefits than a cold bath when it comes to dealing with stress and fatigue. Choose an innovative water heater that can regulate your water temperature, maintain an optimum level, reduce energy consumption, and save the planet with renewability and efficiency," concludes Vikram Raman.
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