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The Great Indian Guide for Baby Care - FAQsWe at Medimanage.com are pleased to inform you of the stupendous success achieved by the recently launched e-book on baby care titled ‘The Great Indian Guide for Baby Care’- a Medimanage.com initiative. This book can be personalized, downloaded or gifted to your near and dear ones for free from here!

 

1200+ downloads in a day - Thank you !

 

Following is a list of general FAQs regarding the download of the e-book, we hope these will answer all your queries.

Common Queries on the Download:

1. Why is a Login Access required to download the Book?

There are various instances where download requests could fail, due to a time-out or a pop-up blocker etc. The login helps us in saving your customized book under your login (explained in detail below)

2. I got "time out" error/Blank Page/Pop-up Blocker while trying to download the Book. How do I retrieve the Book?

In case you have got a Time Out/Blank Page/Pop-up Blocker after you clicked on Download e-Book, as mentioned above, we have saved the book under your login. Here's how you retrieve the book through your login.


Take the following steps:

- Log on to http://www.medimanage.com

- Click on the Login button on the top right

- Login with your username and password.


If you see the Member Central Dashboard:

a.  In the Left Panel, under Download Central – there is a link for Download Baby Care e-Book.
b.  This will take you the My Page
c.  Click the My Activities or My Purchases Tab.
d.  Click on the Link “The Great Indian Guide for Baby Care”. The book should start downloading.

If this does not work,

In case Internet Explorer : Right Click and select “Save Target As”.

In case of Mozilla : Right Click and select “Save Link As”.


In case you see My Page:
a.    Click the My Activities or My Purchases Tab.
b.    Click on the Link “The Great Indian Guide for Baby Care”.

If this does not work:

In case Internet Explorer  : Right Click and select “Save Target As”.

In case of Mozilla : Right Click and select “Save Link As”. 


3.  I saw the Insurance Store Page several times, after I provided my login information.
Sincere Apologies. You experienced a technical bug here. We have rectified the same. Request you to try downloading the book again we assure you that you will not find this error. Click here to download the book again.

4. I got a Server Error while downloading the Baby Care e-Book. 

Sincere Apologies. You experienced a technical bug here. We have rectified the same. Request you to try downloading the book again. We assure you that you will not find this error. Click here to download the book again.

5. Can you send the e-Book as an attachment.
It would be physically difficult for us to email each personalized book to your respective email addresses. As mentioned above, in case your download has failed, in most cases, the e-Book would have been saved under your Login. In case your Access Rights don't allow you to download the e-Book, request you to download the e-Book from an alternative computer (your personal computer, cyber-cafe's etc.) Lastly, we would request you to download the e-Book once again. We have tried our best to prevent any technical bug possible.

NOTE: You need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to be able to download/view your e-Book.

Thanks for the interest shown in the e-Book. Do send in your feedback/suggestions/inputs to the magazine@medimanage.com.

heart diseases plaguing indiansThe sudden death of Indian origin, UK labour MP, Ashok Kumar due to an ischemic heart condition has once again put the spot light on heart diseases that are plaguing Indians! We Indians fall in the South East Asian belt which is notoriously weak hearted. For examples sake, in the year 2000, more than half of the 16.7 million heart disease related deaths occurred in South Asia alone. Another report to reiterate the fact that we as Indians are becoming more and more susceptible to heart diseases, is that India is expected to lose around 2 million people to coronary deaths by the year 2010.

What do these numbers and sudden deaths of seemingly fit Indians, as in the case of SAP CEO Ranjan Das highlight? The answer though seemingly simple is quite disturbing, these news and alarming facts point towards a trend which is seeing more and more Indians falling prey to heart diseases! Reasons being changing lifestyles and diet structures along with lack of physical activity and the genetic make-up; while not much can be done about our genes that showcase inherent lipid abnormality which greatly increases our chances of suffering from heart diseases. (However experts have added that poor lipid levels can be modified by the intake of a proper well balanced diet.) In a recent study designed by Apollo hospital and conducted by IMRB, it was found that 40% of Indians were at a high or moderate risk of a heart disease.

With the dice being so loaded against us, what do we do to prevent heart diseases? Following are some simple guidelines that will help us to prevent the occurrence of heart diseases in ourselves!

  • SMOKERS – whether of cigarettes, pipes or cigars – are more than twice at risk of a heart attack than non-smokers.

Studies have found that even one to two cigarettes a day greatly increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions. Non-smokers who are exposed to constant smoke also have an increased risk. If you quit smoking, the health benefits start almost immediately, and within a few years, your risk of stroke and coronary artery disease becomes similar to non-smokers’.

  • EXCESSIVE lipids (fatty substances including cholesterol and triglycerides), especially in the form of LDL cholesterol, cause the build-up of fatty deposits within your arteries, reducing or blocking the flow of blood and oxygen to your heart.There is a sharp increase in the risk of cardiovascular disease when total cholesterol levels are 240 mg/dl and above. Aim for a total cholesterol level of less than 200 mg/dl. LDL cholesterol should be less than 70 mg/dl for patients at very high risk of cardiovascular disease. For all others, LDL cholesterol should be less than 130 mg/dl.

Triglyceride is a form of fat. People with high triglycerides often have a high total cholesterol level, including high LDL (bad) cholesterol and low HDL (good) cholesterol levels. Triglyceride levels should be kept below 150 mg/dl. It is recommended that you have your cholesterol level checked as early as age 20 or earlier if you have a family history of high cholesterol. The cholesterol profile includes an evaluation of total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglyceride levels. HDL cholesterol takes the LDL (bad) cholesterol away from the arteries and back to the liver, where it can be passed out of the body. High levels of HDL seem to protect against cardiovascular disease.Aim for HDL levels greater than 40 mg/dl; the higher the HDL level, the better. An HDL of 60 mg/dl and above is considered protective against heart disease.

BLOOD pressure measures the pressure or force inside your arteries with each heartbeat.

High blood pressure increases the workload of the heart and kidneys, increasing the risk of heart attack, heart failure, stroke and kidney disease. Aim for a reading of 120/80 mmHg or lower (high blood pressure is 140/90 or higher). Control blood pressure through diet, exercise, weight management and, if needed, medication. DIABETES occurs when the body is unable to produce insulin or use the insulin it has. This results in elevated blood sugar levels. Those with diabetes have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease because diabetes increases other risk factors, such as high cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides; lower HDL; and high blood pressure.

Keeping diabetes under control is essential in reducing your risk. The more you weigh, the harder your heart has to work to give your body nutrients. Research shows that being overweight contributes to the onset of cardiovascular disease. Excess weight also raises blood cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure, lowers HDL cholesterol and increases the risk of diabetes.

  • VEGETABLES and fruit are high in vitamins, minerals and fibre – and low in calories.

Eating a variety of fruit and vegetables may help you control your weight and your blood pressure. Unrefined whole-grain food contains fibre that can help lower your blood cholesterol and help you feel full, which may help you manage your weight. Eat fish at least twice a week. Recent research shows that eating oily fish containing omega-3 fatty acids (for example, salmon, trout and herring) may help lower your risk of death from coronary artery disease.

Choose lean meat and poultry without skin and prepare them without added saturated and trans fat.

  • THE heart is like any other muscle – it needs a workout to stay strong and healthy. Exercising helps improve how well the heart pumps blood through your body. Aim for moderate exercise 30 minutes a day, on most days.

Exercise should be aerobic, involving the large muscle groups. Aerobic activities include brisk walking, cycling, swimming, jumping rope and jogging. However, consult your doctor before starting any exercise programme.

Sources: Hyderabad News, TOI.

“I have a cold, I should see a doctor”, “My left leg aches during the night, I should see a doctor”, “My left eye’s vision is blurred, I should see a doctor”….. the occasions might be different, but every time we feel we are going down with some or the other illness, it’s the Doctor we run to see!

But who’s seeing to the doctors?!

In a study conducted by the IMA’s(Indian Medical Association)Pune Chapter, it was found that the Indian doctors life span is only 55-59 years of age! An astounding 10 years less than the average life span of the general population in India! So what’s killing our doctors?

A sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise, work pressure and stress are the culprits! Doctors, these days are found working long hours often juggling their own clinics along with their duties at hospitals. These balancing acts is creating stress and putting them under pressure, add a sedentary lifestyle to the mix and what you have is a potent recipe for disaster! A sedentary lifestyle is responsible for obesity and heart ailments amongst other things, a fact verified by statistics which single out cardiac arrest as the number one factor for causing deaths amongst Indian doctors.

Lack of activity compounded by a lack of exercise is leading to an alarming rise in the number of Indian doctors found suffering from various ailments. So the next time you visit your doctor for a health check up, ask him to get one for himself too!

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