WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY-31ST MAY 2021

THE WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY WAS CREATED BY WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION IN 1987

TO BRING TO ATTENTION THE DEATH AND DISEASE CAUSED BY THE TOBACCO EPIDEMIC.

TOBACCO CAN COME IN THE SMOKELESS (E.G SNUFF, CHEWING TOBACCO) AND SMOKE (E.G. CIGARETTES) VARIETIES.

USERS OF SMOKING VARIETY OF TOBACCO CAUSE HEALTH RISKS NOT JUST TO THEMSELVES, BUT ALSO TO PEOPLE AROUND THEM WHO INHALE SECONDHAND SMOKE.

THOSE USING TOBACCO IN CHEWING FORM ARE AT A GREATER RISK OF SPECIALLY ORAL CANCERS THAT CAN AFFECT THE TONGUE, CHEEK, LIPS, HARD PALATE, FLOOR OF MOUTH, AND GUMS.

CANCERS OF OESOPHAGUS, STOMACH, AND PANCREAS ARE ALSO LINKED WITH TOBACCO USE.

THE OTHER ORAL DISEASES LINKED WITH TOBACCO USE THAT ARE MORE COMMON ARE STAINING OF TEETH, WEAR OF TEETH ENAMEL, GUM LOSS AND EVENTUAL TOOTH LOSS, GUM DISEASES,  INCREASED TOOTH DECAY DUE TO DRYING OF MOUTH, HALOTOSIS, AND WHITE PRECANCEROUS PATCHES IN THE MUCOSAL LINING OF MOUTH.

TOBACCO USERS ARE ALSO AT AN INCREASED RISK OF HEART DISEASES LIKE HEART ATTACKS AND STROKE.

QUITTING TOBACCO USE WHICH IS AN ADDICTION BY ITSELF, CAN BE DONE WITH REPLACING TOBACCO WITH NICOTINE PATCHES/GUMS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING

TO PREVENT THIS ADDICTION THOUGH, EDUCATION AND AWARENESS  ABOUT THE SIDE EFFECTS IS IMPORTANT IN SCHOOLS/ COLLEGES AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL FORUMS.

IN TIMES OF COVID 19 PANDEMIC, IT WAS OBSERVED THAT TOBACCO USERS ESPECIALLY SMOKERS ARE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE CORONA VIRUS INFECTIONS AS SMOKING IMPAIRS LUNG FUNCTION AND THE PRIMARY SITE OF ATTACK OF THE VIRUS ARE THE LUNGS, THUS MAKING IT HARDER FOR THE BODY TO FIGHT THE VIRUS.

REGULAR DENTAL VISITS ARE IMPORTANT FOR TOBACCO USERS IN ORDER TO SCREEN FOR ORAL PRE CANCEROUS AND CANCEROUS LESIONS. ALSO, REGULAR DENTAL TREATMENT OF DENTAL COMPLAINTS IS BEST TO AVOID CHRONIC PROBLEMS.

GLOWING SKIN IN THIS WINTER

FIVE FRUITS FOR GLOWING SKIN IN THIS WINTER

1) Oranges

Rich in vitamin C, calcium, fiber. Helps to give glow to your skin. Take whole fruit or glass of orange juice without sugar.

 

2) Pomegranate

Acts as a skin tightening agent. Decrease fine lines & wrinkles. Slows down aging.

 

3) Guava

A load of lycopene, carotene an antioxidant that protects the skin from free radical damage during winter.

 

4) Papaya

Fruit having skin repairing & tightening agent. Papaya is rich in papaine, vitamin C & vitamin A. Feed your stomach with goodness of papaya for getting glowing & healthy skin.

 

5) Apple

An apple a day to boost your immunity, to avoid skin infections & get supple, shiny skin.

Dt. Shahenaz Shaikh

Clinical Nutritionist & Reg. Dietician

Inamdar Multi specialty Hospital

Five Healthy Tips For Diwali

1) Control on your S-O-S (Salt-Oil- Suagr )-

In festival season your meal like faral or sweets should be home made & maximum 20-25 % of your daily routine meal for a day.

2) Increase the intake of citrus fruits

Citrus fruits act as antidote for bad cholesterol, excess saturated fats, sugar & salt which come by sweets & namkeen.

3) Favorite food/sweets

First take your daily healthy meal then consume your favorite food in a set portion. Do not overeat it, because your digestive system need to work hard to get it out of the body.

4) Stay hydrated

Don’t forget to keep yourself well hydrated, water helps in flush out toxins from your body & prevent overeating.

5) Do some exercise / Burn some extra calories

Keep yourself fit & energetic to enjoy the festival.

Dt. Shahenaz Shaikh
Clinical Nutritionist & Registered Dietician
Inamdar Multispeciality Hospital

Effects of Percussive Therapy

Clinical evidence shows that The Massage Gun is a professional grade percussive therapy device ideal to aid in the recovery of athletes, and anyone else who suffer from injuries or muscle aches.

the benefits of massage guns and percussive therapy: speedier recovery, reduced muscle soreness and lactic acid build-up which could mean less pain, improved range of motion, better blood circulation and more.

Massage guns are primarily thought of as “recovery” tools in today’s fitness culture, but you can use them for either situation. In fact, using them as a warm up tool helps get you off the hook of that dreaded foam rolling ordeal.

In theory, the percussive therapy is doing several things you want in a warm up. First off, it’s heightening blood flow in your targeted muscles. Secondly, the pulsating is turning on your sympathetic nervous system, the fight-or-flight system that preps your body for activity and sport.

It looks like a power tool, and can sound like one, too. But it just may be your best method of recovering from a tough workout — and warming up, too.

We’ve been using massage guns on our patient and the results have been strong. If you train hard and are looking for an edge, a way to recover more quickly and get into your workouts more aggressively, this is a therapy you should consider.

Make Your Office Back Friendly

Make Your Office Back Friendly

 

 If you’re like many people, you probably spend much of your day sitting at a desk. This sedentary behaviour puts you at increased risk for spending prolonged time in poor posture, potentially causing pain and discomfort. Few easy tips that will go a long way in helping your back feel better at work.

  • Desk 

Make sure your workspace has:

  • Stable desk (not wobbly).
  • At a good height (28″-30″ above the floor is suitable for most adults).
  • Large enough for your computer and has surface space for writing and other tasks.
  • Not so large that you have to over-reach to do your work. This can cause excessive strain on the spine.

 

  • Chair

Use a well-constructed ergonomic chair to help reduce fatigue and discomfort, increase your blood flow, and reduce the risk of injury to your neck and spine.

Make sure your office chair:

  • Has a good backrest that provides lumbar support.
  • Can recline (sitting upright at a 90º angle is actually not good for your spine, 100º-110º is better).
  • Is not too high (your feet should be flat on the floor).
  • Can rotate or swivel so that you can easily switch from task to task.

 

Extra Set-Up Tip! 

All other pieces of furniture and equipment must be positioned to accommodate that perfect position. It might require stacking several books under the computer screen to bring it even to head level. The screen must be at eye level and the user should sit directly in front of the screen. A sliding keyboard attachment under the desk might be beneficial.

  • Computer

Since most office work is done on computers, where your equipment is placed can make a difference in how your back feels when you are at work. Try the following:

  • Tilt the keyboard down and slightly away from you for better wrist posture.
  • Make sure your mouse is close enough so that you can use it with your arms relaxed and as close to your body as possible.
  • Place the monitor directly in front of you at eye level, not off to one side, to avoid neck and eye strain.
  • If using a laptop, consider getting an external monitor or keyboard (or both). This will allow you to move each of these components separately to create a comfortable arrangement.

 

  • Practice Safe Sitting

Even with the “best” equipment, if you are not sitting correctly, your spine will suffer. When sitting, note where your head, hands, and legs are. To avoid back pain, make sure to:

  • Sit upright with your back and shoulders against the back of the chair.
  • Avoid holding your phone between your head and shoulder.
  • Don’t slouch.
  • Arms should rest lightly on the armrests to avoid circulatory problems or nerve pressure.
  • Keep your feet flat on the floor (don’t cross your legs!).
  • Relax your shoulders while keyboarding.

 

  • Take a break

Not just a coffee or tea break, but a spine breaks. Stretch, take a short walk, get the blood flowing. When you are at your desk, avoid staying in one position for a long time. Try switching between sitting and standing.

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to leave your office feeling as refreshed as when you came in? Avoiding excessive strain on your spine can help you do just that.