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Is Cancer Completely Curable or Treatable Without Recurrence?

This is the most common question that comes into the mind of every young adult individual. Is cancer Curable? Is there any complete treatment available for cancer? or Can a cancer be cured completely without recurrence? The simple answer to this question is “Yes, cancer is curable if it is detected early” or even in late stages, the lifespan of a cancer patient can be increased considerably. The most common cancer in men is lung cancer and the most common cancer in women in breast cancer. In this article, our main focus will be these two cancers. Let us consider the example of Yuvraj Singh, the famous Indian cricket player, was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2012. The cancer was malignant (dangerous), but it was diagnosed earlier. He underwent chemotherapy in Cancer Research Institute, Boston and a year later he became fit again and resumed his cricket. Breast cancer is also curable if diagnosed earlier, that is in stage 1 or 2 (out of 4). In the last 5 years, I didn’t see any pati

Vitamin B1, Thiamin, Function, Sources, Deficiency & Diseases, Overdose

Vitamin B1 is another vitamin which is utilized by the body to carry out various important functions. It is also known as Thiamin. The most important functions of vitamin B1 or Thiamin are stated below. Functions of Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) Vitamin B1 promotes utilization of carbohydrates in order to produce energy. Glucose (a carbohydrate) is the only substance that can be used by the nervous tissue (Brain and nerves) to produce energy. Thus Vitamin B1 is necessary for the metabolism and utilization of carbohydrates and also for the proper functioning of the brain and nerves. Sources of Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) A small quantity of vitamin B1 is found in almost all foods. So in a healthy individual deficiency of vitamin B1 occurs very rarely. The rich sources of vitamin B1 are; Eggs, meat, wheat, corn, Watermelon, Tomatoes, Rice, peas and potatoes etc. So some or all of these substances are consumed almost every day worldwide. Deficiency & Diseases Vitamin B1 deficiency rarely occ

Vitamin A, Function, Sources, Requirement, Deficiency & Diseases, Excess

Vitamin A is essential for normal growth and development. It is also known as retinol. It has given this name due to its role in the formation of pigment of the retina. The retina is the innermost layer present in the eyeball on which visual image is formed. Vitamin A exists in both pure and pro form. When you take the pro form of vitamin A, It converts into Vitamin A inside the body. Functions of Vitamin A Vitamin A has a major role in vision. It is essential for the proper functioning of the retina. Moreover, vitamin A promotes the growth of hair, teeth and skin. It boosts immunity and protects from infectious diseases. Moreover, it has also a role in the proper functioning of the reproductive system. Sources of Vitamin A. Vitamin A is mainly found in the following substances. Dark green leafy vegetables e.g, spinach, pumpkins, Lettuce, Carrots are rich in beta-carotene which is a pro-vitamin A substance and It converts into vitamin A inside the body. Sweet potatoes, yellow co

What Is The Best Time Of The Day To Exercise?

What is the best time to exercise? This question may come into your mind and you might have read or heard many contradictory statements on this topic. Some say the evening is the best time and others prefer the morning. Some also like to exercise after or before lunch. Let us discuss why these people have different opinions. Why some prefer morning over the evening and vice versa. Is Morning the best time to exercise? The simple answer to this question is “it totally depends upon you”. Is this the time you like to exercise? Is this the time you can do and also can continue your exercise every day and you can easily make this a habit? if yes then it is probably the best time. In the evening you may become busy in other activities which may make it difficult for you to spare some time for exercise. Morning time is the best time for those individuals who have a busy daily schedule. Moreover, Morning workouts require much more time to warm up then evening routines. The fresh air in the m