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  • LIFESTYLE

    The importance of testosterone

    Life, Dr Nithi Mahanonda, Published on 10/02/2015

    » Recent research has shown a link between testosterone levels and men's health. When testosterone levels are low, an array of diseases and health problems are often present.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Medicinal rules for high blood pressure

    Life, Dr Nithi Mahanonda, Published on 03/02/2015

    » Blood pressure medicine is important for hypertension. Yet how much and how often to take it should be determined and prescribed by your doctor. Actually, there are other ways to reduce blood pressure — healthy diets and exercise, for example. For most people, however, they are more willing to take medicine than try those ways.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Getting to know holistic medicine

    Life, Dr Nithi Mahanonda, Published on 20/01/2015

    » Holistic medicine, in short, means taking into account all aspects of health — the body, mind and emotions, to ensure optimal health and balance. We can only be healthy when every aspect of our life is balanced. Diseases, whether of the body or the mind, are often caused by imbalance.

  • LIFESTYLE

    You aren't only what you eat

    Life, Dr Nithi Mahanonda, Published on 13/01/2015

    » We all know that late night snacks can lead to weight gain because the body does not burn many calories during sleep. In the evenings, however, we tend to crave foods that are sweet and rich in carbohydrates. According to researchers, this is food that was not always available to our ancestors. They did not know when or from where the next meal would come, so they had to store extra fat just in case. Today we are surrounded by food all the time, but instinctive craving has not disappeared. This is how many of us gain weight.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Making the nightmare of Alzheimer's bearable

    Life, Dr Nithi Mahanonda, Published on 02/12/2014

    » Alzheimer's disease usually doesn't reveal any symptoms until the condition is quite severe. Patients may feel frustrated and get moody for no reason. Some even attack others or throw tantrums out of the blue. It is not yet been known what causes Alzheimer's, or what triggers the bad temper. It could be the disease itself or environmental factors. Patients become annoyed without warning, so caregivers need to notice whether there is anything in particular that causes the outbursts.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Eating to fight stress

    Life, Dr Nithi Mahanonda, Published on 04/11/2014

    » Many of us reach for fatty, sugary food when we are under stress or having a tiring day. Even the strictest eaters can slip from time to time. Don't feel bad or blame yourself — it's our hormones at fault.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Staying healthy by better controlling diabetes

    Life, Dr Nithi Mahanonda, Published on 21/10/2014

    » Those with diabetes always wish to be completely cured of the disease. Exercise and a healthy diet can alleviate the symptoms of type 2 diabetes, or may successfully treat it, depending on the disease's severity and duration and one's genetics.

  • NEWS

    How low should your cholesterol level be?

    Life, Dr Nithi Mahanonda, Published on 19/08/2014

    » Many patients have asked me whether low cholesterol is good. This is a difficult question to answer because cholesterol is important for some cells and hormones, so if its low, it could be unhealthy. However, we also know that if the cholesterol level is high, it can lead to hardened and narrowed arteries, which could cause heart disease and paralysis.

  • BUSINESS

    Radiofrequency rolls back the clock

    Life, Dr Nithi Mahanonda, Published on 26/08/2014

    » No matter our body shape, skin tone, diet or exercise plan, our skin elasticity eventually loosens, collagen lessens and it becomes harder to lose certain pockets of fat. Although this may be true, fret not, there's a new technology with a solution. The US FDA-approved Venus Legacy tightens the skin, reduces cellulite, wrinkles and fat lumps in treated areas painlessly. It's currently available in only two countries — the US and Thailand.

  • NEWS

    Staying healthy is a full-time job

    Life, Dr Nithi Mahanonda, Published on 22/07/2014

    » Annual health check-ups have become quite a norm these days, and many companies and health insurance companies usually offer them to their employees or insurees. The aim is to detect any problem at an early stage, because the sooner a condition is found, the easier it is to treat.

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