Dr. Rahul Agrawal

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Tips To Make your loved ones Quit Smoking

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Do you find it hard to be silent every time when your loved one or a family member smokes?  Well, it is very difficult to watch someone you care about put their health at risk by smoking. If you feel that you have tried everything to make your loved ones quit smoking or if you are trying to find new ways to ask them to quit, there are many ways to help.Read More »Tips To Make your loved ones Quit Smoking

Does Working in Night Shifts Make you Sick?

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Though working in night shifts is not so uncommon today, normal hours of work are generally meant for the day. This act of working against the normal body-clock leaves no time for recreation and rest. Rest is a night time activity and work is a daytime activity. The sleep patterns get disturbed when people work in shifts or with extended hours.Read More »Does Working in Night Shifts Make you Sick?

High Cholesterol Symptoms: Physical Symptoms of High Cholesterol Levels

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Physical Symptoms that indicate high Cholesterol levels:

Everyone needs to monitor their cholesterol levels regularly to lower the risk of heart diseases and blockages in the blood vessels. High cholesterol levels typically don’t cause any symptoms and in most cases, they only cause emergency events. But there are a certain set of physical symptoms of high cholesterol, which indicate high cholesterol levels in the body and warns us to follow the guidelines to control the cholesterol. The warning signs of high cholesterol symptoms include:

  • Pain in Hands and Feet: Accumulation of cholesterol can clog the blood vessels of legs and hands. This build-up of cholesterol can occur continuously and make the hands and feet painful.
  • Frequent tingling: Interruptions in the blood flow to certain parts of the body makes a tingling sensation in hands and legs. The high cholesterol levels in the blood make the blood flow thick and affect the normal flow of blood in the nerves and cause tingling.
  • Chest Pain in the Left Side: Chest pain, especially on the left side indicates blockage of blood vessels around the heart and can cause pain. Sometimes, the pain may even spread up to the neck. The high levels of cholesterol in the blood can cause chest pain and can also be a sign of heart attack.
  • A Frequent headache in the back of the head: The blockage of blood vessels in the area around the head causes a headache in the back of the head. This occurs when the blood vessels are clogged by the cholesterol plaque. If this is left unchecked, the blood vessels can rupture and cause a stroke.

Long back, when people aren’t totally aware of the cholesterol, it is believed that presence of cholesterol in the body has adverse effects on health and only obese people used to have high cholesterol levels. Over time, these misconceptions have been disappeared when people started to be conscious more about health. To prevent health issues related to high cholesterol levels, let us know the impact of cholesterol on our health.Read More »High Cholesterol Symptoms: Physical Symptoms of High Cholesterol Levels