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Winter Foods to Avoid the Blues


Winter Blues

For a lot of people living in Dubai, winter is the most awaited time of year, given the months of heat experienced in this part of the world. While people in cold counties experience the winter blues, most Dubai residents enjoy the light breeze and occasional rain during the winter.

However, this time of the year can be particularly challenging for an individual’s health, as with cold weather comes the flu season, hence causing people to develop the sniffles. One way of fighting these diseases and boosting your immune system is by ensuring that your Vitamin D levels are optimal. Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin is extremely important in maintaining a healthy immune system. Adequate amounts of Vitamin D is necessary for our body to absorb calcium, in turn making the bones stronger. Insufficient levels of vitamin D can cause various deficiencies leading to various chronic health conditions like conditions of the heart, osteoporosis, blood pressure etc. Continue reading “Winter Foods to Avoid the Blues”

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Physiotherapy in Pregnancy


Physiotherapy in Pregnancy

When you are pregnant and after you have given birth, as a whole you need extra care. Changing hormone level cause supporting ligaments to soften and become more stretchy during pregnancy and for up to six months after birth. Your tummy and your pelvic floor muscles stretch with the growth and the birth of your baby. With the joints not well supported, it is easy to injure your back or pelvis. Continue reading “Physiotherapy in Pregnancy”

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What is COPD?


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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung disease characterized by chronic obstruction of lung airflow that interferes with normal breathing and is not fully reversible.

The air you breathe in, travels through the trachea (windpipe) into the lungs through the bronchi. Inside the lungs, the bronchi divide into bronchioles that end in clusters or air sacs called alveoli. These air sacs have very thin walls filled with tiny blood vessels that carry the oxygen into the bloodstream. Continue reading “What is COPD?”

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