What is Covid 19 Rehabilitation?
Countries across the globe are in various stages of the pandemic with many now entering the “day after” Covid 19 phase. Covid 19 is an inflammatory condition and “Long Covid” refers to the after effects that last even after negative testing. Physiotherapy is essential in all phases to facilitate early discharge and promote quick recovery. Rehabilitation is key […]
Exercise for Dialysis Patients
Most dialysis patients believe they cannot exercise. The truth is—most dialysis patients CAN and SHOULD exercise. Many renal patients describe regular exercise as the first activity that made them feel “normal” again after starting dialysis treatments. Medical professionals working in renal rehabilitation have shown that a regular exercise program, however, limited, not only enhances a person’s potential […]
Heart Disease In Women
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) has traditionally been seen as a “man’s problem”. CVD is the leading cause of death in women too, worldwide. The misconception that women are protected against CVD makes it’s management all the more challenging. There is a need of increasing awareness of the symptoms and risk factors pertaining to women’s heart health. It is […]
The Skinny on Sweeteners in Ketogenic Diets
In terms of safety, most of these sweeteners have been found to be consumed within safe limits as per the acceptable daily intake (ADI) which measures the level beyond which it gets toxic. Most of them (being sweeter than sugar) are used in negligible amounts when compared to their ADI. Most artificial sweeteners fall into […]
What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?
Cardiac rehabilitation is a branch of rehabilitation medicine or physical therapy dealing with optimizing physical function in patients with cardiac disease or recent cardiac surgeries. Cardiac Rehabilitation Team Cardiac rehab is provided in an outpatient clinic or in a hospital rehab centre. The cardiac rehab team includes: Who is it for? Risk analysis Before starting […]