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09/Dec/2021

Monsoon – the very thought of this season takes you to the pattering of the rains, the smell of the soil, the cool breeze, and all that follows after soothing relief from the scorching sun.

Despite all the good things, the monsoon season also brings in various health issues, infections, seasonal cold, and flu. Our health needs to be properly taken care of during the monsoon season. Even a little negligence can cause health issues like cold, and flu.

If you hear close enough, you would also hear your mother asking you to heed your health during the monsoon season by not getting wet in rain, wearing warm clothes, and following a balanced diet.

We bring you six common mistakes which you must avoid during the monsoon to stay healthy.

1. Indulging in oily and fried foods

Every time it rains during the monsoon, your tummy starts to grumble. A cup of hot tea with tempting pakoras can seem like a perfect snack combo during a monsoon evening. But it can only give you acidity and gastric problems. Because eating oily and fried foods can cause bloating, indigestion, and other stomach problems.

There are certain foods that you should avoid eating during the monsoon season. They are Pakoras, chaat, samosa, Indo-Chinese, Seafood, roadside juices, and carbonated drinks.

2. Drinking less water

As the temperature is not that high during the monsoon seasons no one tends to feel thirsty. This makes you skip drinking enough water. But the increase in humidity during the monsoon season takes away huge amounts of water from the body.

Therefore, you need to drink an adequate amount of water, at least 2 to 3 liters of water daily, to keep your body hydrated.

3. Consuming pre-cut or peeled fruits and vegetables

Purchasing precut fruits and vegetables can add more convenience to your eating. But they are more susceptible to contamination.  Pre-cut or peeled fruits and vegetables can attract bacteria and germs and can ultimately lead to health issues.

Furthermore, cutting or peeling the fruits and vegetables opens their insides to light and air. This creates oxidation, which affects the texture, color, or taste. If the cut or peeled fruits or vegetables are kept open for a while they tend to lose nutrients.

4. Skipping exercise

The pleasant monsoon season not only prompts you to binge on ‘samosas’ and ‘chai’ but also makes you too lazy to head to the gym.

But do you know skipping your exercise can make your body more exposed to infections and allergies?

Here’s how. As already stated, the air contains different strains of bacteria and viruses during the monsoon season. The only way to get rid of them is to sweat it out.

If you can’t afford to hit the gym, do some light exercises, yoga, and stretching for a while.  Practicing yoga is the best way to stay fit while staying indoors. It also helps in building immunity, reducing respiratory problems, and enhancing mental health.

On the whole, daily exercise is crucial to boost the body’s immunity and will eventually help you ward off illnesses.

5. Oversleeping or sleeping less

When there is less sunlight during the monsoon season, the body produces less melatonin that makes our body gets confused about the day and night. This is why you feel either more sleepy or sleep less during the monsoon season. However, both are detrimental to your health.

Oversleeping or sleeping less could make you fatigued, create indigestion, and lower your immunity. So ensure you follow a sleep routine irrespective of the season.

6. Not Maintaining Personal Hygiene

Maintaining maximum hygiene is one of the most effective practices to stay healthy during the monsoon. Washing your hands and bathing with soap and clean water is the best way to protect you and your family from monsoon illnesses.

Not just your hands, you also need to clean your feet with an antibacterial solution if you step into a puddle.

7. Ignoring signs of infection

The extreme fluctuation of temperature during the monsoon season makes the body more prone to infections both in children and adults alike. Do not delay visiting a doctor if you notice any signs or symptoms of infections. If not treated immediately, they can turn to be life-threatening.

The Bottom Line

You must be extra cautious when it comes to your health and hygiene during the monsoon season.

It is important that you should focus on healthy practices to maintain good health and safety apart from just thinking about what to avoid during the monsoon.

Take the necessary steps to boost your immunity and ensure that you don’t repeat these common mistakes as you go through seasonal shifts.


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01/Dec/2021

With the onset of the Monsoon season, there are ample rains all over the country. While we eagerly wait for the raindrops to soothe our prickly heat rashes, there are often these uninvited guests called monsoon maladies.

It is not to be denied that the monsoon season has its own charm.  As the skies turn dark and the landscapes become green, the monsoon revitalizes the flora and fauna along with our bodies and mind. It brings with it the promise of new life and hopes for the agricultural sector, which is the largest source of livelihood in India. This season is a lifeline for India!

However, this season keeps the parents on toes as the monsoon season is also said to bring many health problems, ranging from malaria, typhoid, and dengue to cold and flu. These diseases are spread through air, mosquitoes, contaminated food, and water.

This is because of the higher moisture content in the air that becomes a breeding place for pathogens like bacteria and infection-causing viruses.

Furthermore, with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across the nation, it is paramount that you maintain a healthy diet and take proper precautions to stay healthy during the monsoon season.

Here are a few simple monsoon health tips that can help you stay healthy during the monsoon.

1. Avoid Outside Food

When it rains, eating roadside food along with a hot chai can be one of your favorite things to do. But you might not realize the health risk of eating outside during the monsoon season. You need to avoid street food and junk food like panipuri, vada, bajji, etc as they might have bacteria that can cause digestion problems.

Furthermore, the water they use for cooking can be contaminated and can lead to water-borne diseases like diarrhea, typhoid, etc.

2. Stay Hydrated

Often you take care in eating healthy foods but ignore your water intake. Despite the cold weather, you need to drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. You might not sweat much during the monsoon season, but you need to flush out toxins from the body. This is where water helps.

However, you need to be careful in choosing the water that you drink. Water gets easily contaminated during the monsoon. So you must drink boiled water to reduce the risk of water-borne diseases.

3. Binge on Immunity-Boosting Fruits

Fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals and they play an essential role in maintaining your health during the monsoon season. You can include an apple in your diet that can help clean up the toxins in your body and boost immunity.

You can also include Vitamin C-rich fruits like oranges to help fight infection. Include more fresh fruits in your diet and ensure that they are washed well before consumption.

4. Eat More Vegetables

This one is also an essential tip. Include fresh vegetables in your diet to get a lot of proteins, fiber, and other nutrients. It is also good to eat bitter vegetables during the monsoon season.

Ensure that you wash the vegetables properly and eat only cooked vegetables. Avoid eating pre-cut raw vegetables. Bacteria and germs can get accumulated on them and they are unhealthy. Don’t forget to clean green, leafy vegetables thoroughly. It is better to wash them with warm salt water to remove the dirt and germs.

5. Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are the first to come once the monsoon season starts. This is because of the pooling of rainwater everywhere. This water becomes the breeding ground for the mosquitoes that carry the risk of many serious diseases like dengue, malaria, and chikungunya.

Ensure there is no stagnant water anywhere in your vicinity. Ensure regular cleaning and drainage of water storage places, including flower pots.

Use mosquito nets and mosquito net shields to the windows and doors instead of sleeping with a mosquito coil beside you. You can also apply mosquito repellent creams to protect yourself from mosquitoes.

6. Maintain Hand Hygiene

The infections can spread faster through your hands. Therefore, it is crucial that you keep your hands clean always. Ensure that you wash or sanitize your hands thoroughly once you reach your home from outside or before you eat something when you are away from home.

Maintaining good hand hygiene kills all the microbes that exist on the skin of your hands and reduces the risk of getting or spreading an infection.

7. Exercise Regularly

Do not use rain as an excuse for not exercising. You can practice indoor exercises during the monsoon season. Exercise enhances blood circulation and triggers happiness hormone, which in turn boosts your immunity against bacteria and viruses. Your exercise routine can include yoga, meditation, or any free-hand exercise that can be done indoors.

8. Avoid Drenching in Rain

Getting wet in the rain might sound fun. But it can have a massive impact on your health. The first monsoon rains may contain pollutants deposited in the environment and have an increased risk of flu.

If you get wet in rain, do not forget to take a warm bath to clean the body from any kind of pathogens or pollutants.

The monsoon is a beautiful and spirit-uplifting season. But you can only enjoy the season if you and your loved ones are healthy.

With the simple tips we have suggested, you can stay healthy during the monsoon season.

If you fall sick do not ignore the minor symptoms and speak to a doctor for further assistance. During the monsoon season, it is important to stay safe and not step out. So, it is best to get a doctor’s consultation online.

Book an online doctor consultation with HealthUno now!


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21/Oct/2021

What was once incredible or a mere daydream has now become a reality. Thanks to advancements in technology. Whether it is the business sector, the educational sector, the healthcare field, or our homes, the impact of technology is exceptional.

Technology has also triggered a huge and desirable change to the healthcare sector. It is beyond doubt that technological advancements in the healthcare industry have saved innumerable lives and are constantly improving the quality of life of patients.

Not just that, technological improvements in the healthcare field have had an immense impact from operational efficiency to improved standards in healthcare. This in turn has augmented the entire experience for both healthcare professionals as well as patients.

In this blog, let’s take a look at some of the areas where technology has made a positive impact in the healthcare sector.

Digitization of Health Records

No longer do hospitals or doctors need to depend on the physical records to know about their patients. Girthy paper files are becoming obsolete. Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are replacing paper records and have become a massive advancement in the healthcare sector.

Digital health records can be uploaded to the cloud and made accessible to patients as well as medical professionals anytime, anywhere. Due to such digital health records, storage and transmission of data has become seamless.

It also helps doctors take much better, informed decisions, thus improving patient outcomes and reducing the costs.

Big Data

Big data is a buzzword in the healthcare sector now. Big data in healthcare lets doctors benefit from extensive research studies. They can access larger and more diverse studies and references for detailed meta-analyses. 

Thus big data lets healthcare professionals stay updated about the recent health care techniques and technologies. This, in turn, can be used by them to recommend the exact preventative treatment by comparing patient data with thousands of other patient data across the world, while reducing costs and improving the quality of life of patients.

Better Patient Care

Another key area that has grown due to technological advancement is patient care. The use of advanced technology in the healthcare sector has made patient care more safe and reliable.

From real-time diagnoses aided by devices such as pacemakers, health trackers, and many others that track and transmit patient health data to doctors from a distance, a host of evolving technologies are poised to enhance patient care and increase life expectancy in 2021 and beyond.

Furthermore, virtual reality devices, mobile health tracking apps, and the availability of procedures like robotic surgeries, are all solid proofs that the impact of technology in healthcare is bound to grow rapidly in the years to come.

Enhanced Communication

Like any other sector, healthcare was also challenged with ineffective communication. Thanks to the developments in communication technology. They are persistently upgrading and simplifying how the healthcare industry functions and how patients communicate with healthcare professionals.

Healthcare professionals can stay connected through email, smartphones, messaging platforms, social media platforms, and more. No longer do doctors have to make reminder calls or send messages to patients regarding their appointments and tests. Technology will take care of all this, making communication much simpler and much more cost-effective.

Also, healthcare workers can attend conferences, create their webinars, videos and use online platforms to communicate with other professionals, irrespective of the location. This leads to improved case management, enhanced treatments, and patient recovery.

Accessibility of Healthcare

Telehealth and Telemedicine are the most important technological evolution in the world of healthcare. This is especially helpful for people living in rural and remote places where there is a shortage of healthcare workers and getting access to quality healthcare is still a great struggle.

During COVID-19, telehealth or online consultation soared as a means to prevent the spread of the virus.

One important benefit of telemedicine is video consultation. Not only it is cost-effective, but it can also help people who require emergency assistance from the comfort of their homes.

We at HealthUno, have expert medical practitioners under 30+ specialties to offer face-to-face consultation services to the patient via video call. During the video consultation with the specialist, the patients can get answers for all their health concerns or queries. Our expert doctors can also provide personalized treatment plans to help prevent unnecessary visits to the hospital.

The Bottom Line

Overall technology has transformed healthcare for the good. Hospitals that make a digital transition and use all of these healthcare technologies can gain a competitive advantage over others in the field. Embracing digital healthcare services can offer various benefits like: 

HealthUno is a unified healthcare platform that uses healthcare technology to offer online doctor consultation to patients anywhere via video call. We offer this service to simplify processes, lower costs, enhance access, and most importantly, improve the quality of healthcare.


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05/Oct/2021

Today the entire world is being driven by technology. The two most significant inventions, namely computing technology and the internet, have transformed every walk of life. Pocket-sized smart devices can now perform a lot more and faster than much bigger devices of 20–30 years ago. For example, using smartphones, products and services can be ordered to arrive at the doorstep, even in the remotest areas.

As society has accustomed to a digital world for everything from booking a cab to booking movie tickets, healthcare is also experiencing a huge shift. Now, it is simple to pick up a smartphone and connect with a doctor instantly or request a prescription refill. This is called teleconsultation.

What is Teleconsultation?

Teleconsultation or telehealth is bridging the gap between people, doctors, and healthcare systems, enabling everyone, to get connected through virtual channels, helping to reduce the burden on the medical professionals as well as the healthcare system.

Teleconsultation has emerged as a vital way for a host of healthcare services to operate, diagnose, treat, monitor, and consult patients online. We can book virtual appointments, access patient portals to get medical history or information, and get remote monitoring to continue with existing care. 

A majority of hospitals in India are exploring and experimenting with teleconsultation solutions – if not already in use.

Telehealth – The New Normal of Healthcare Delivery

There’s been much guesswork about the “New Normal” in a post-COVID world. As the health crisis evolves, so do its speculations. However, one thing we do know for sure is this: many of the adaptations in the healthcare sector are likely to remain in place for at least the next 1 or 2 years, as COVID-19 concerns are expected to remain until every person or most of the people become vaccinated.

During this time, consumers’ preferences for healthcare access and delivery will keep on developing. As we have become more receptive to digital alternatives, innovations – like Teleconsultation will likely become ingrained into the healthcare system. 

Furthermore, Telehealth also enhances the situation for doctors, who can find new ways to expand their practice, serve more patients, and connect easily with other doctors in their field and foster medicine.

Many Forms, Many Uses

Telehealth broadly falls into two types – synchronous and asynchronous. Synchronous telehealth is performed in real-time, for example, a video consultation between a patient and a doctor.

Asynchronous teleconsultation includes devices that use “store-and-forward” technologies. For example, technologies like remote BP monitoring systems or watches from Apple that can monitor heart and breathing rate, help in collecting the data and transmitting it via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. This can act as an early warning sign for those who may not realize that their health is at risk.

A lot of hospitals and healthcare centers have begun using online consultation services, to provide the following healthcare services in collaboration with doctors: Teleconsultations, observing symptoms for chronic health diseases, and interpretation of test results.

The next chapter of Teleconsultation

Teleconsultation appears assured to stay as a potent choice for delivering healthcare. Strong upsurge, favorable customer response, and hefty investment into this field are all playing a major role in the higher rate of adoption of teleconsultation.  

With new online consultation models and innovations around virtual longitudinal care, we can witness a quick evolution of the teleconsultation space beyond the comfort and convenience that it offers.

However, this shift is not certain. It will require new ways of working, enhancements in information exchange, and integration of new technologies. Healthcare players need to take the initiatives to support such a shift and boost their future position. Only this could enhance access to better healthcare, deliver better patient outcomes, and create a more effective healthcare system.  

Furthermore, while teleconsultation is a significant way to ease initial contact with patients, it cannot substitute for the core business of in-person examinations and surgeries. However, India’s unified healthcare platform HealthUno has a much different business model and is experiencing a surge of business linked to the pandemic. HealthUno offers a mini-clinic, an online pharmacy, at-home sample collection for lab tests, and online expert doctor consultations.


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20/Sep/2021

Most of us know we should take care of our bodies, yet, we often put off going to the doctor. Why? Simply because it’s hard to get out of our heads that we are getting older, and therefore, sooner or later, something is going to give out on us. 

Whether you are young or old, there is no better time to start taking proper care of yourself than right now. The truth is, the earlier you catch a problem, the easier it is to treat, and the more likely you are to recover.

In this article, we will explain what preventive health care is and why it is so important.

What is Preventive Health?

Preventive health care is any medical care you receive for conditions that haven’t yet developed into full-blown diseases. It can also be defined as a routine series of examinations, tests, and procedures you receive to detect or reduce the risk of developing a disease before symptoms appear. 

It is a pre-emptive approach to disease prevention, which does not mean that you can’t become ill. It only implies that you can avoid a more serious illness by detecting a disease in its earliest form.  

In other words, preventive health care is like an insurance policy you buy even though you never feel sick. You pay the premiums all your life, and then, when you need the coverage, it pays off big time. 

The goal of preventive health care is simple: To detect and remove or reduce the risk of life-threatening diseases while they are still treatable.

Why is Preventive Health Care Important?

Preventive health care has long been regarded as an important part of maintaining good health. Unfortunately, many people don’t take preventive health as seriously as they should. 

They wait until they are sick or injured before they seek medical attention. This is not only bad for your health but can also put a serious dent in your finances. Preventive health care is important for several reasons:

Early Detection of Health Issues

By receiving regular checkups and exams, you can detect problems early before they become serious. Preventive health care allows you to receive treatment before your health becomes compromised. 

Studies show that 80% of all chronic illnesses can be prevented by receiving proper preventive care. Many times, preventive care can detect a disease before it becomes life-threatening.

Increases Your Life Expectancy

In addition to that, studies show that people who receive regular check-ups have a longer life span. This is because diseases and other health problems are detected and treated early. 

Early detection of problems allows your body to fight and win the battle against those problems. As a result, your immune system is stronger and better able to ward off infections and other illnesses.

Enhances Your Quality of Life

Another important consideration is that preventive health care also increases your quality of life. 

Many illnesses cause a great deal of discomfort and pain. However, with preventive health care, many of these problems can be cured or at least relieved very quickly. 

You will have peace of mind knowing that if something does happen, you are much more prepared to deal with it. For example, if you do develop a serious illness, you will know exactly what kind of treatment you need, and you will have a better chance of recovery.

Helps You Avoid Hefty Medical Bills

Finally, receiving regular check-ups can help you avoid expensive and unnecessary medical bills. 

Studies show that people who receive regular check-ups are about 50% less likely to need medical treatment than people who do not. This is because diseases and health problems are detected early. 

In summary, preventive health care is not only important from an individual standpoint. It is also important from a financial point of view.

Many people mistakenly believe that preventive health care only includes vaccines and other biological interventions. This is not true. 

Many non-invasive and minimally invasive medical procedures can prevent and even cure disease before it becomes a serious problem. 

In truth, the most important aspect of preventive health care is the education you receive from your doctor. By having a positive and trusting doctor-patient relationship, you will get the best care possible. Therefore, the first step towards optimal preventive health care is to find a doctor you can trust.

Find the Best Doctors Online!

Online health care provider services have been around for years. However, in recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of people using these services. Why? Simply because they are so convenient and useful. You can also use such a service to find doctors who specialize in different areas of medicine such as orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, gynecologists, etc.

People who have questions to ask an expert, but don’t want to pay the exorbitant fees charged by “doctor consultations” can now do so virtually. There is no need for you to see a doctor in person if all you need is advice from the comfort of your own home or the advice of a phone call. 

You can do almost everything needed to become healthier without ever having to leave the house or make a trip to the doctor’s office. 

You can get the medical care you need without ever having to leave the comforts of your home or your job. Plus, you will have 24-hour access to a doctor for personal health questions or emergencies.

Surprisingly, many people do not know where to look for doctors online. HealthUno makes it easy. All you have to do is install our app on your phone, browse and find the doctors and medical services you need. It’s that simple. 

You’ll find doctors in various specialties such as pediatrics, internal medicine, gynecology, orthopedics, dermatology, dentistry, otolaryngology (ENT), ophthalmology, pathology, and many others.

Stay Healthy, Stay Happy!

Preventive care is NOT a luxury. It is a necessity. It is the foundation of a long and healthy life. It can save your life. The earlier you catch potential health problems, the easier and less expensive it is to treat those problems. 

The most common reasons people delay going to the doctor are fear, lack of money, and not understanding the importance of regular checkups. All of these are valid concerns, but none of them are sufficient reasons to put off medical care.

Formerly healthy people who delay or skip medical checkups often experience unpleasant and sometimes deadly surprises later in life. The truth is, many serious diseases can be prevented or detected early by a simple and painless blood test. And the earlier you catch a problem, the easier and more likely it is to be cured.


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