Everything you need to know about Cardiac Arrhythmia

Image result for Cardiac ArrhythmiaOur heart is much like an electric bulb. When it’s new and healthy it has more than enough energy to sustain for a long time. Therefore, you use it and abuse it until it starts to give way. When you see the bulb flicker irregularly, you know you are in trouble. Just like this, our hearts are initially strong and healthy. Over a period of time, with our stressful lifestyles and questionable consumption habits, its power and vigour start to fade. The sporadic flickering of the blub, at times too fast and at times too slow is a sign of caution. If you experience these patterns in your heart beat, it is a cause of concern.

Image result for Cardiac ArrhythmiaIn medical terms, the occurrence of an irregular heartbeat is known as cardiac arrhythmia. When the electric impulses of the heart cease to function properly, it is a serious condition. Considering that this is a grave ailment and needs professional treatment you should not make any compromises. India has advanced medically therefore; you can find the best heart hospital in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi. These hospitals have experienced doctors who specialise in heart surgeries and procedures. You can be rest assured that you receive treatment from the best of the best.

For any questions you may have about cardiac arrhythmia, we are here to solve your queries:

Causes – Some of the main causes of cardiac arrhythmia are hypertension, valvular heart disease, tumours, alcohol abuse, smoking and stressful modern lifestyles.

There are certain substances that can aggravate irregular heartbeats. These substances are:

  • Caffeine
  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol
  • Cough and cold medication
  • Psychotropic drugs
  • Beta-blockers for high blood pressure

Diagnosis – In order to do a proper diagnosis, the doctors may require you to take a couple of tests. These tests are:

  • Echocardiogram/Electrocardiogram
  • Electrophysiology Studies – this helps to determine the origin of the rhythm disorder better.

Treatment – There are multiple treatments available for arrhythmia. Depending on the severity of your disease, treatment is recommended. You can either have prescribed medication, medical procedures or surgeries. If the symptoms are serious, such as chest pain, dizziness or fainting then you may also need surgery.

Equipment Used – The pacemaker is the medical equipment used to regulate your heartbeat. It sends electric pulses to your heart to speed it up in case the rhythm is too slow and vice versa. It can also adjust your heart rate according to your physical activity level. Traditional pacemakers are placed in the patient’s chest with leads running right through to the heart. However, there is a mini pacemaker, which is directly inserted into the heart. The mini pacemakers are less invasive, self-contained and smaller.

What To Expect When You Visit A Cardiologist?

Indian hearts are fragile. One of the most common reasons for heart attacks and diseases is usually labelled as stress. However, in India, stress is coupled with adoration. In Chennai, end of last year, one of the most popular Chief Ministers of India, Jayalalitha passed away. Her supporters were utterly distressed by the event; a lot of them were admitted into the hospital due to stress and the after effects of extreme adoration. If you are one of those staunch admirers who has a weak heart, it is best to book an appointment with cardiology doctors in Chennai today.

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Weak hearts are a major cause of concern. India is equipped with some of the best doctors, specialising in cardiology. If you are suffering through any major heart disease, you will receive the best treatment from a heart surgeon in India. A cardiologist is a doctor who specialises in finding, treating and preventing heart diseases and blood vessel concerns. If you have never been to a cardiologist before and this is your first experience, there is no need to be anxious. We will walk you through an interview with your cardiologist.

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What kind of tests may the cardiologist recommend?

Echocardiogram – This test involves taking a soundwave picture. This picture will give the doctor insight into the structure and functioning of the heart.

Exercise test – This will evaluate the heart’s performance and its limitations.

Ambulatory ECG – This test will check for abnormal heart rhythms.

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What are the symptoms?

One of the main questions your cardiologist will ask you is the symptoms you experience. Some of the most common symptoms of heart failure are:

  • Chest Pain
  • Cough (dry or with phlegm)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue and an inability to exercise
  • Palpitations
  • Excessive urination

These are the most common symptoms of a heart disease. It is essential that you share any other problems that you may be suffering from. Meeting your cardiologist should be a candid affair. Each patient is different from the other and therefore, it is important that you are honest with your doctor. This will make the process of diagnosing your condition easier.

Four Myths On Bariatric Surgery Busted!

You will agree with me when I say Indians are a bit on the heavier side. Thanks to our diversity and love for food, we grew up surrounded with dishes rich in calories.

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According to a report in The Quint, every one out of five adults in India is overweight. While people know the dangers of obesity, they aren’t able to give up on their sweets and calorie-rich foods. They work out and then eat unhealthy and junk food. You can’t have your cake and eat it too.

Unable to keep a control on their tongues and not having enough will power to hit the gym daily; people choose the best alternative—bariatric surgery. The urban metros of Mumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi have some of the best bariatric surgery hospitals in India.

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However, bariatric surgery has got a bad rap, thanks to uninformed reportage and by people who are apprehensive about this procedure. Today, we clear the air and myths about bariatric surgery, Read on.

  1. Bariatric surgery is a high-risk procedure

No, bariatric surgery carries the same risk as other routine procedures. The procedure is given the go ahead after extensive assessments and minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy are used.

  1. Bariatric surgery and liposuction are the same.

A myth. Bariatric surgery’s aim is to produce hormonal changes in the body that reduce the appetite. A liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes fat from different parts of the body using a tube and suction device.

  1. Bariatric surgery is successful only because people can’t eat normally after a surgical procedure.

Incorrect, a bariatric surgery reduces your appetite. Patients can go back to their regular diet after the surgery. You can easily go back to your ‘daal chawal’ and ‘roti sabzi’ but at decreased quantities, that’s all.

  1. Bariatric surgery offers no benefits as compared to benefits of natural weight loss

Untrue. Apart from initiating a weight loss of 60% or more, bariatric surgery offers others benefits such as:

  • Helps people with Type 2 diabetes as post-procedure, they are in remission.
  • Improves cardiovascular health.
  • Reduces joint pain prevalent in obese people.

Bariatric surgery is a medically proven way for people to lose weight and is a regular procedure amongst most countries in the world. We hope these four points helped you learn the reality of this procedure and not believe the myths.

Watch your family favourites online

Remember the days when you used to sit as a family together and solve crimes along with ACP Pradhyuman. Or when you would laugh till your tummy hurt at the antiques of Jethalal and Daya. These were not just shows but occasions for the whole family to gather around the TV and collectively get entertained. This brings back fond memories. Today, everyone is so busy in their own lives. Parents busy with their gruelling jobs, kids busy with their school work. No one has the time anymore to sit and watch a half an hour to one hour episode.

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Are one of these people who miss watching Pradhyuman’s face twitch everything he thinks ‘dal mein kuch kala hai’ or Daya Gada’s random outbreaks of ‘garba’, but just do not have the time. You do not need to fret anymore. You can now watch all your favourite Hindi serials online on Sony Liv. Since our favourite shows ‘CID’ and ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ulta Chashma’ would air on Sony channels, you can now watch them anytime anywhere, from Sony Liv, the online TV viewing portal.

Crime Investigation Bureau or popularly known as CID is a crime thriller series aired its first episode on the 21st of January 1998. Since then, the show has produced more than 1400 episodes to this day. The show has created some legendary and memorable characters, the foremost being ACP Pradhuman, followed by his colleagues Abhijeet and Daya. The show resonated with so many Indians and is yet till this day one such show that you could binge watch. The show revolves around the crime department that hunts down culprits. It is one of the foremost crime detective shows on Indian Television.

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Another popular show among family audiences is Taarak Mehta ka Ulta Chashma. The intent of the show is to portray the common man and his daily problems. Although the show could be characterised as a family comedy, a lot of its episodes surround socially relevant issues. It released on the 28th of April, and in the span of 9 years has become a family favourite. The show completed 1800 episodes in 2015. The show promotes unity and love amongst your families and your neighbours. A little trivia for the show’s fans- Eternal Bachelor Popat Lal is actually married in real life and has two children.

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These unforgettable shows are not going anywhere. If you do not have the time to catch your favourite Hindi series on TV, then you can watch them online. This way you can keep yourself entertained during your daily commute and discuss the episode with your family when you’re home.

One such family favourite that you can watch soon on Sony Liv in the month of August is Kaun Banega Crorepati. So get ready to challenge those grey cells next month!

3 best apps for stock market updates

Whether you are a fresh investor new on the market, or an experienced player well acquainted with the market trends, you need to keep abreast with the constantly shifting share market. It is a complex and volatile space that is never stagnant. There is an endless need to update oneself with stock market news to successfully invest and realize returns. Thankfully, there are a number of extremely helpful apps online that give you stock market live updates and help you trade efficiently on the go.

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We have made a list of the best 3 apps that you should use:

  1. Moneycontrol Markets on Mobile: This is the most inclusive and useful app that is basically a solution for all your informational needs. It provides latest news and updates about your preferred stocks and Indices, tracks your investment portfolio, and even gives you financial advice from other investors on the forum. It is easily available and works across all platforms and devices.
  2. The Stock Watch: This app is what you need if you want to keep a close watch on your favourite stocks. It gives you real-time quotes on Indian stocks, provides intra-day charts from BSE/NSE, gives latest updates about financial news, NSE futures, equities and so on. It is also the highest rated app for android users to follow the economy.
  3. Investar: Through this app, you can view NSE stock charts and make informed decisions about which stocks to buy/sell. There are various technical indicators available for users, along with real-time quotes. You can add your favourite stocks to your watchlist that keep updating its stock charts every 5 minutes. The free app provides a limited number of watchlists, but you can get unlimited access if you make in-app purchases. With their new feature of The Watchlist Synchronization, you can back up your previous watchlists and sync the app to a desktop software of the same app. Investors work on all platforms and devices.

All you need to know about ELSS Funds

Breads are of different types, but whole wheat bread is the best for health. Similarly, mutual funds are of various types but Equity Linked Saving Scheme or ELSS funds help you save on tax. Basically, ELSS is a type of mutual fund with tax benefits, where you can save income tax up to 1.5 lakhs under Section 80C. These funds have a lock-in period of 3 years and a majority of their portfolio lies in investing in stock markets.

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Read on as we tell you the basic know-hows of Equity Linked Saving Scheme.

How to invest in ELSS?

You can invest in ELSS funds by going to your preferred company’s website. The investments can either be in lump sum or in instalments. However, point to be noted is that each instalment is considered to be a fresh investment, and the lock-in period for each instalment would be 3 years, separately.

What tax benefits can be availed from an ELSS?

An investor of ELSS can attain tax benefits of up to Rs 1.5 lakhs in a year. The returns generated on the investments are also tax-free on completion of three years. In case of instalments

Top stock investing mistakes to avoid as a beginner

If you are a newbie in the world of investment, there are chances that you will make mistakes as you move ahead on the path of financial success. While some of the mistakes will prove to be a lesson, some can jeopardise your dream of stock market success.

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Irrespective of stocks you choose to invest in, there are a few tips and tricks without which you can make a profitable investment. We have enumerated a list of mistakes to avoid as a beginner in stock market.

  1. Investing without a plan:

Invest in Indusind bank, the stock is bound to rise. You went ahead with the investment without analysing indusind bank share price and trends and ended up in loss. Not having an investment plan is like travelling to an unknown land without a map. You will end up in loss. A good investment plan includes your own goals, finances, risk appetite, and benchmarks to measure your success. It will keep you focussed and enable you to make informed investment decisions.

  1. Investing in Bulk:

Investing all your hard earned money in one go is yet another mistake that leads to failure in the stock market. It increases the risk of loss to a great extent. Also, it paralyses your financial portfolio. Start investing small, and gradually increase the amount of investment as you understand the working of the markets. This will again help you make profitable investment decisions.

  1. Putting all eggs in one basket:

Another mistake that beginners make is putting 100% funds in a single type of asset. The best way to minimise stock market risk is to diversify money. If you are making one risky investment then it is important to balance it with a stable one. A good financial portfolio consists of equities, bonds, FDs, insurance etc.

  1. Having no investment plan

Venturing into investing without having a plan is like starting a voyage without a compass. You will end up as a loser. Before you start investing, you must have a personal investment plan or policy that include your goals and objectives, the risks that are relevant to your chosen investment style, the benchmarks for measuring your success, and your plans to diversify your investment. Having a plan will keep you focused and disciplined, and will help you adhere to a healthy long-term policy even when market conditions are unfavourable.

  1. Investing cash reserves

Yes, you have a burning zeal to bump into the investing world and start making huge fortunes later. That’s good, and that’s just the same motive every investor has. But most of the time, you will have this strong urge to pump all the money you have into your investment. Never give in to this urge, as it would make you regret bitterly in the long run.

Having an investment doesn’t mean you should have no liquid assets left. You should always set aside a good amount of cash for emergencies and opportunities that may never come again. Granted, saving your cash brings no returns, but investing everything is very risky as well.

Four Mosques To Visit In Hyderabad To Rejuvenate Your Spirit

When you travel from one place to another, it can be for work or leisure. You make sure to get your work done and try and explore the city’s sights, scenes, and cuisines.

During the holidays, many flights fly from Dubai to Hyderabad. After all, many Hyderabadis call the UAE their home. When they reach Hyderabad, they explore the city’s architectural wonders, food, and warm people.

However, there’s another aspect of the city that’s worth exploring. It’s the mosques.

These places of worship have been a part of Hyderabad’s culture and skyline for a long time. Drawing their influences from the Mughals, Nizams, and even the world, they are the best places to take a break, thank the all-mighty for blessings, and rejuvenate. Here are some of the city’s best mosques to visit.

1.Jama Masjid

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One of Hyderabad’s oldest mosques, it is also one of the grandest. Built by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah in 1597, the Jama Masjid is one of the most famous sights of this city.

Flocked by devout Muslims as well as tourists, the Jama Masjid is the ideal blend of architecture and grace. It’s earlier avatars include a school as well as a monastery. A unique aspect about the mosque is the presence of an ancient Turkish bath. Old and yet bold, the Jama Masjid remains one of the principal places of worship in Hyderabad.

2.Mecca Masjid

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A listed heritage building, the Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad is one of India’s largest masjids. It was Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the fifth ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, who had bricks made from the soil brought from Mecca, the holiest place in Islam for the construction of the mosque’s central arch thus giving the mosque its name.

The mosque attracts many tourists for its stunning hall which is said to accommodate 10,000 people. The other attraction is a room in the courtyard which stores holy relics and one of the relics is the hair of Prophet Muhammad.

3.Begumpet Mosque

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A popular attraction, the Begumpet Mosque also goes by other names such as Spanish Mosque, Masjid Iqbal Ud Daula, and Mosque of the Moors.

It is famous for its Moorish-style architecture which is said to be one-of-kind in India. One of the most distinctive features of this mosque is the presence of spires instead of minarets or domes which are characteristic of mosques.

4.Shahi Masjid

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Located inside public gardens which were built in 1846 during the Nizam rule, the Shahi Masjid is a soothing place to visit. It’s said that the last Nizam and his family used to visit the mosque to offer prayers and hence the name. (Shahi = Royal)

The mosque has a graceful appearance and showcases the best of Nizam’s dynasty. From the domes and minarets to the columns and arches; the mosque is simply gorgeous. The mosque can accommodate 102 people at a time. The best time to visit the Shahi Masjid is during Friday prayers.

There is no better way to rejuvenate yourself than to pay a visit to these magnificent mosques in Hyderabad.

Seven Types of Lehengas to Flare Your Bridal Look

Be it a saree or a lehenga, the beauty of the Indian traditional garment lies in its versatility. Well, amongst all the ethnic wears, lehengas are considered as one of the lavish ensembles and thus, it’s an age-old tradition to wear lehengas on wedding. We simply call it a 3-piece attire, which includes a choli, contrasting or matching dupatta and a long skirt or ghagra. Considered as the most exquisite and expensive outfit, it is specially opted by bridals to look stunning, gorgeous and radiant on their big day. An epitome of both class and finesse, no other fashion attire can match the noble charm and elegance of Bridal lehengas. Embroidered with the most pristine gems and threads, bridal lehengas are specially designed for a girl awaiting her wedding day. Moreover, bright color, neck design, graceful dupatta and highly intricate pattern add beauty to the lehengas. Also, for an amazing look, you can accessorize it with colorful bangles, pretty earrings, and shoes. Fashion industry is booming in its unique and big way, therefore, a lot of new designs and styles are popping up. Depending on the taste and occasion, one can chose a unique artistic or a heavy bridal lehenga. Be it your wedding or sister’s D-day, get a complete chic look with the types of lehengas mentioned below:

1. Mermaid or fish tail lehengas:

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It easily fits around any body shape or size. Thus, it goes down beautifully to the knee and gracefully flares at the bottom. These lehengas are wore during special occasions like weddings and functions.

2. A-Line lehengas:

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It is tighter at the hem and flares out at the bottom. Thus, gives a beautiful look to the tall body structure and peer shaped body. It is a versatile type of lehenga when used with sleevless blouse and cholis gives a perfectly unique look.

3. Circular lehengas:

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Make your wedding unique and special with these full flared lehengas, which are suitable for all body types. With several parallel folds and multiple pleats around the waist, this is a best choice for all brides.

4. Panelled lehengas:

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It has many horizontal panel of fabrics, which altogether makes the flare of lehengas. It is best suited for pear shape and petite body type.

5. Layered lehengas:

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When one or several layers overlaid on the base skirt in contrasting or same colors, then these are known as layered type lehengas. It provides maximum fullness thus, apt for vertical rectangular body shape.

6. Sharara lehengas:

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This type of lehengas have two big pants or palazzos. It is well suited for straight shape, peer shape, apple shape and tall body structure.

7. Straight-cut lehengas:

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Without any space for pleats, these lehengas have straight outline. Suitable for occasions and are apt for rectangular body shape.

Choose from a wide variety of lehengas in myriad style to grab the limelight at the traditional parties or to ooze charm as a newlywed. Hence, make your life hassle-free with a stunning range of lehengas available online at myntra.com, an online fashion portal.