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Weaker bone health may delay desired physical outcomes, physical milestones, and put a person at risk of sustaining serious injuries. Pixabay

Solid physical ability and performance primarily results from strong bone health. Weaker bones may delay desired physical outcomes, physical milestones, and put a person at risk of sustaining serious injuries.

It is often perceived that Osteoporosis is an issue of the ‘seniors’, and that it is not something one must worry about in the early ages. Although it is true that most hip, spine and forearm fractures are likely to be seen in the elderly (people of 40- 65yrs), if you experience a fracture, and also show symptoms of Osteoporosis, it may be too late to reverse the onset of the condition. It is therefore imperative to pay attention to bone health, especially if you have been diagnosed with the bone disease


Dr Raghavendra KS, Consultant, Joint Replacement and Spine Surgeon at Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, share some surprising clues to watch out for, that could signal ill-health of the bones:


Smoking has a negative impact on your bone health. Pixabay

Brittle Nails

Breaking of nails is not surprising, but if you notice nail splits and breakage often, it could be a signal. Brittle nails could result from numerous factors, but the two most prominent reasons are Calcium and Collagen deficiencies. Calcium deficiency can be tackled by consuming dairy products, green leafy vegetables, berries, Soy, Kale, Sardines, and Broccoli. Protein-rich food sources of Collagen are, Chicken, fish, beans, Eggs and dairy products. Supplements for these deficiencies can also be used, after seeking advice from your doctor.

Receding Gums

This is noticeable after a period of time, some patients experience that their gums retreat from the jawbone; this tremendously impacts the jaws. Studies show that women with Osteoporosis are three times more likely to lose teeth at a young age. It is advisable that you visit your dentist and get treated in time.

Experiencing persistent cramps, aches and pain

Frequent muscle cramps and pain can be a sign of mineral or vitamin deficiency. If the problem persists it may lead to bone loss; consult your doctor to seek immediate intervention.

Your heart races faster than usual

This refers to the number of times your heart beats per minute while your body is undertaking any physical task. It is widely understood that a person’s heart rate is a reflection of his fitness and physical capability. A resting pulse higher than 80 beats/minute may increase the risk of pelvis, hip or spine fracture when getting up from a seated position. People who lead sedentary lifestyles are those who tend to have higher resting heart rates, especially those who are overweight. It is advisable to exercise regularly. You can practice 30-minutes of brisk walking, Tennis, running, and dancing; guided Zumba or Aerobic classes could be considered too.


It is imperative to pay attention to bone health, especially if you have been diagnosed with the bone disease. Pixabay

Alcohol Intake

Daily consumption of over 2-3 ounces of alcohol may be harmful to the bones, even in young men and women. Heavy drinkers are more susceptible to bone loss and fractures. This is linked to both poor diet and increased risk of falling.

Smoking

Daily smoking of more than four cigarettes has a direct effect on the bones. This results in bone resorption, loss of minerals, finally leading to Osteoporosis and fracture.

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Medical History

Patients who are on medications for Thyroid, Asthma, post-menopausal, are on steroids, are more prone to develop resorption of bones, joint pains and Osteoporosis. (IANS)


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Upcoming medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh will be named after saints and sages

The new medical colleges being opened in Uttar Pradesh will be named after saints and sages.

The state government has issued an order naming four district hospitals that are being converted into medical colleges.

These district hospitals are in Bijnor, Fatehpur, Chandauli, and Siddharth Nagar.

The Bijnor medical college has been named after Mahatma Vidur, a philosopher during the Mahabharata era and uncle of the Pandavas and Kauravas.

The Chandauli medical college has been named after Baba Keenaram, said to be the founder of the Aghori sect.

The Siddharth Nagar district hospital will be called Madhav Prasad Tripathi Medical College after the BJP politician from the region. Tripathi, popularly known as Madhav Babu, was also the first Uttar Pradesh BJP chief. He was elected MP from Domariyaganj in 1977, besides being two times Jan Sangh MLA and also a member of the UP legislative council.

The Fatehpur hospital has been named Amar Shaheed Jodha Singh Ataiya Thakur Dariyawn Singh Medical College, after the freedom fighter of 1857.

It is said that he was among the first to use Guerrilla warfare against the British, as taught by freedom fighter Tatya Tope.

Meanwhile, according to official sources, the medical college in Deoria will be named after Maharishi Devraha Baba and the medical college of Ghazipur in the name of Maharishi Vishwamitra.

The medical college of Mirzapur will be in the name of Maa Vindhyavasini, the medical college of Pratapgarh in the name of Dr. Sonelal Patel and the medical college of Etah will be named after Veerangana Avantibai Lodhi. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: Medical Colleges, Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, India, Politics


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Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has picked India as the favourite to win the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Oman and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Inzamam feels that the Virat Kohli-led India have a greater chance of winning the trophy as the conditions in the Gulf nations are similar to the subcontinent, which makes India the most dangerous side in the event, according to Inzamam.

"In any tournament, it cannot be said for certain that a particular team will win' It's all about how much chance do they have of winning it. In my opinion, India have a greater chance than any other team of winning this tournament, especially in conditions like these. They have experienced T20 players as well," said Inzamam on his YouTube channel.

He said more than the Indian batters, the bowlers have a lot of experience of playing in the conditions. The Indian Premier League (IPL) was played recently in UAE and most of the Indian bowlers did well in that leg.

Inzy heaped praises on the Men in Blue for the confident manner in which they chased the target against Australia on a challenging track without needing Kohli's batting prowess.

"India played their warm-up fixture against Australia rather comfortably. On subcontinent pitches like these, India are the most dangerous T20 side in the world. Even today, if we see the 155 runs they chased down, they did not even need Virat Kohli to do so," he added.

Though he did not pick any favourite, Inzamam termed the India-Pakistan clash in the Super 12 on October 24 as the 'final before the final' and said the team winning it will go into the remaining matches high on morale,

"The match between India and Pakistan in the Super 12s is the final before the final. No match will be hyped as much as this one. Even in the 2017 Champions Trophy, India and Pakistan started and finished the tournament by facing each other, and both the matches felt like finals. The team winning that match will have their morale boosted and will also have 50 percent of pressure released from them," Inzamam added. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: India, Pakistan, Sports, ICC T20 World Cup, UAE.


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Skin problems like itchiness, dryness and flakiness can occur anytime if you're not moisturising your body enough.

Skin problems like itchiness, dryness and flakiness can occur anytime if you're not moisturising your body enough. It is commonly observed that while many people take their skincare routine seriously, a majority of them neglect to moisturise the body. It is important to keep in mind that timing matters a lot when it comes to applying moisturisers. Therefore, knowing the appropriate time to apply body lotion is essential.

Take a look at the ideal times to moisturise your body shared by Kimi Jain, Head of Retail, KIMRICA.

Morning
Moisturising the body in the morning sets your skin up to face countless irritants and environmental factors during the day. The skin is constantly exposed to harsh chemicals and pollutants when you're outside which is why using a protective and soothing moisturiser while going out is necessary. Kimirica's Five Elements Body Lotion comes with natural Aloe Vera extracts that act as a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins that helps protect your skin and provide a deep nourishing effect.

man in white crew neck t-shirt Moisturising the body in the morning sets your skin up to face countless irritants and environmental factors during the day. | Photo by The Creative Exchange on Unsplash

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