Metabolic Health Awareness

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  • Posted On 25th Jul, 2022

The term “metabolism” refers to various chemical reactions which occur in our bodies to sustain life. This includes how it produces energy, and how that energy is then used throughout the body for innumerable tasks – from maintaining basic vital functions (such as breathing, blood circulation) to building and repairing cells. Any disturbance in these […]

COVID-19 and Fungal Infections : Some FAQS

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  • Posted On 03rd Jun, 2021

By Dr. Kala Subramaniam Fungi are common in the environment. People breathe in or come in contact with fungal spores every day without getting sick. However, in people with weak immune systems, these fungi are more likely to cause an infection. What is mucormycosis or black fungus? Mucormycosis is a fungal infection that mainly affects […]

My search for 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2DG)

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  • Posted On 19th May, 2021

What is 2 DG? This is the new drug approved for use in COVID patients, approved for use by the DCGI in May 2021. How is it believed to work? 2DG is taken up cells similar to glucose (Studies have mentioned uptake both by glucose transporters (GLUTs) and SGLT-2 receptors). Once inside the cell, it […]

Get vaccinated against Covid-19

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  • Posted On 26th Mar, 2021

Have you taken vaccine against covid-19? If not, please do so at the earliest. The vaccine will not prevent you from getting the virus. However, by some source, if you do happen to get it, your body’s immune system will have adequate antibodies to fight it off, exhibiting very mild symptoms, if at all, any. […]

Part 4 of our “PCOS – A DEEP DIVE” series: “Keep Moving”

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  • Posted On 30th Jan, 2021

Benefits of Exercise in management of PCOS/insulin resistance [Recap below] Recap: Exercise = aerobic workout, flexibility workout, and weight/strength workout CONSISTENT exercise (with a healthy diet) helps to reduce insulin resistance, thereby reduce glucose levels, regularise periods, improve fertility, reduce stress, improves mood, improves sleep Metabolic effect of exercise lasts for about 18-24 hours, thus, […]