FAQ

FAQ’s

When it comes to your heart, you should not take any chance. So, we, at Capitol give you a smart tip: Cut your intake of salt.
Lowering the amount of salt you eat can help lower the amount of fluid your body holds onto. This further lowers your blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to do its work. Getting no more than 1,500 milligrams per day (about a quarter-teaspoon of table salt) is the best.
Try these tips:

  • Read labels. Look for “salt,” “sodium,” “sea salt,” and “kosher salt.”
  • Substitute herbs and spices, which are always there in your kitchen, for sodium and salt when cooking.
  • Avoid instant or flavored side dishes, which usually have a lot of added sodium. Instead, try cooking plain rice, pasta, or grains without adding salt. You can add other flavorings or a bit of salt when you serve them.

If your doctor says you need to make few changes in your life, especially with your diet and exercise, you must take it seriously.
If you are still in that zone that whether it will really make a difference? Do you really need to make those changes if you’re on a medicine for heart?
The answer is a straight yes. Your lifestyle makes a lot of difference. So, let’s begin with some small basic tips.

  • Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole-grain foods, fish, and low-fat dairy products
  • Eat less total fat, saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol
  • Limit the amount of red meat, sweets, and sweetened beverages you eat

Junk food – does that ring a bell in you? There have been quite a lot of studies which warn you about the downside of consumption of junk food. Without doubt, fast foods and processed foods have increased the burden childhood obesity, heart disease and diabetes and have made these chronic diseases a common lifestyle concern.
Our best diet experts in the region at Capitol Hospital, will bring you reasons why not to consume junk food especially for growing children in the coming week, beginning from today:

  • Memory & learning problems
  • Reduces the ability to control appetite:
  • Junk food can cause chemical changes that can lead to depression
  • It causes fluctuations in blood sugar levels:
  • It increases your risk of cancer
  • It can cause type 2 diabetes
  • Makes you impatient causing uncontrollable cravings

The 3 white substances in our daily diet; salt, sugar and refined flour (Maida) are actually poisons if taken in a large amount.
Salt: Although salt is the main ingredient which adds taste to food, if taken beyond the recommended limits, it can prove to be toxic for the body . The sodium component of salt causes water retention which adds weight and puffiness to the body. It could also lead to hypertension, heart and kidney disorders.

Sugar: Everyone enjoys the sweet taste of sugar. Sugar is found naturally in some food products but it is the added sugars which are harmful to health. Added sugars can be any sugars or caloric sweeteners added to a food or beverage during preparation or processing .These include table sugar, jaggery, honey as well as chemically manufactured high fructose corn syrup. They provide “empty calories” i.e only calories without any essential nutrients. This is the leading cause of obesity.

Refined flour: Refined flour is digested in our bodies in a few minutes as it lacks fibre. It causes a glucose rush into the body and high levels of insulin are released. Liver and muscle use up only as much glucose as required and the excess amount gets pumped into our fat cells. This is one of the major causes of fat gain. It is also devoid of vitamins and minerals so as such it is only a source of additional calories in our diet. As it lacks fiber, it lacks the satiety power too and one feels hungry soon.

With Cancer becoming a scary word today,there’s all the more reason you must educate yourself on it. What better than to read on it and incorporate the diet which keeps cancer agents at bay.
Yes, we at Capitol Hospital being the best cancer care hospital in the region, care about your health and thus get a list of foods that can help you keep cancer at bay.

 

Garlic

Add garlic to everyday diet, as garlic contains sulfur compounds that may stimulate the immune system’s natural defenses against cancer, and may have the potential to reduce tumor growth.

Tea
Tea, the beverage almost all homes consumes, contains compounds called catechins. These compounds that scientists theorize may help stop the growth of cancer cells and prevent cellular mutations that contribute to cancer development.

Ginger
A number of studies point to cancer-fighting properties of ginger.

Turmeric
Turmeric is the yellow-colored spice found in curry powder.
Now the ingredient in it which is really helpful is curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, functions as both an anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant. This may help prevent cancer by interfering with aspects of cellular signaling.

Salmon Fish and Vitamin D rich foods
Low vitamin D levels have been linked to several cancers, including colon and breast.

Angina is a chest pain or discomfort that occurs if an area of your heart muscle doesn’t get enough blood flow. Angina is typically described as squeezing, pressure, heaviness, tightness or pain in your chest. The pain also can occur in your shoulders, arms, neck, jaw or back. Angina pain may even feel like indigestion.

Keep this in mind that Angina isn’t a disease; it’s a symptom of an underlying heart problem. Angina usually is a symptom of coronary heart disease (CHD).

Now, the you know what is exactly Angina, we can help you to detect it when it occurs.
Symptoms of angina include:

  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Pain in your arms, neck, jaw, shoulder or back accompanying chest pain
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness

 

Though, the symptoms may differ from person to person as some describe it as pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of chest. While others say they feel like a heavy weight has been placed on their chest. For others still, it may feel like indigestion.

Research suggests that coronary heart disease – CHD starts when certain factors damage the inner layers of the coronary arteries. The heart arteries become narrow by deposits called plaques. There are other factors too like:

  • Smoking
  • High amounts of certain fats and cholesterol in the blood
  • High blood pressure