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Akanksha Nigam has been a Health Products For You contributor since 2021. With a Masters Degree in Finance, she began her Marketing career in the banking industry. However, her interest in human anatomy had her learning about complex medical conditions and procedures. This led her to HPFY where she has played multiple roles and is a regular contributer to our writing team.

When she is not writing, she loves being creative in other ways and can usually be found singing, dancing, or reading. She also values her “me time” by going the gym or taking a half-an hour walk. Attaining peace of mind is her mantra for a good life!

Foley Catheter Sizes: How To Find The Right One?

Akanksha Nigam Nov 11, 2022

Foley catheter sizes vary among children and adults. Also, there are male foley catheters and female foley catheters as per the size. The indwelling foley catheter is chosen as per the external diameter of the tube. The universal unit used for measuring the size is the “French size.”

Diabetes and Headache : How Are They Related?

Akanksha Nigam Nov 14, 2022

Diabetes and headache are closely related. High blood sugar or low blood sugar can trigger headaches in people with diabetes. These can range from moderate to severe and occur frequently. If blood sugar is high, the condition is called hyperglycemia; if blood sugar is low, it is called hypoglycemia.

6 Types Of Helpful Adaptive Equipment For Ankylosing Spondylitis

Akanksha Nigam Nov 14, 2022

Performing routine tasks becomes challenging when your spine is not in good shape. Certain devices can help you perform these chores without putting too much pressure on the joints. HPFY brings you 6 helpful products for ankylosing spondylitis.

Nocturnal Polyuria: What is it and how to treat it?

Akanksha Nigam Nov 21, 2022

Nocturnal polyuria is a condition that changes the day-to-night ratio of urine production. While daily output remains unchanged, more than 33% of urine output happens at night. During the day, fluid is retained in the feet or legs, and when the body is reclining, that fluid finds its way to the kidneys, which produce urine. Individuals suffering from this condition may wake up several times during the night to urinate.

Types of Diets for Weight Loss and Their Impact

Akanksha Nigam Nov 22, 2022

Weight loss and diet are two inseparable terms. Anybody focusing on weight loss will consider dieting at some point. With so many different types of diets, it can be very confusing to weigh your options. Some focus on increasing the gap between the meals, while others focus on some specific nutrients and keeping the stomach full. When presented with many choices, choosing which diet is a big question.

What Causes Joint Pain And How To Treat It?

Akanksha Nigam Nov 22, 2022

About 15 million people in the United States complain of severe joint pain caused by arthritis. That’s one out of every four adults. This painful condition can be debilitating. Since joints are the connections between bones, they provide support for all body movements and any discomfort can make even easy tasks difficult. Learn all about joint pain, its causes, symptoms, and treatment at HPFY.

Is Psoriasis Genetic?

Akanksha Nigam Nov 22, 2022

Psoriasis is a condition that causes rashes and inflammation on the skin. It is an auto-immune disease with patches of discolored skin covered with scales. Although these patches may appear on any body part, they mostly develop on the elbow, knee, and scalp. These thick and scaly areas are called plaques. But is psoriasis genetic? Find at HPFY.

Top 5 FSA Eligible Breathing Tools

Akanksha Nigam Nov 24, 2022

Any balance left in an FSA at year’s end goes back to the employer. In some cases, you can carry forward some funds to the following year. HPFY hosts a wide variety of FSA-approved medical equipment. We also accept the FSA Debit card. Here are some of the top FSA-approved respiratory product suggestions:

Gut Health – Impact on Health and Tips To Keep It Healthy

Akanksha Nigam Nov 24, 2022

A healthy gut has so many positive impacts on the overall body. Studies conducted in the past have found links between the stomach and the immune system, mental health, autoimmune diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Here are some of the ways our gut health affects the body. Learn some easy tips to improve your gut health at HPFY.

All About Cerebral Embolism

Akanksha Nigam Nov 26, 2022

The most common type of embolic stroke, cerebral embolism, is a condition where a blood clot formed in one part of the body travels through the blood to the brain. The clot blocks oxygen and blood flow and eventually, the brain cells affected die in that part of the brain – the cerebrum. If the blood supply is not restored, it can cause permanent brain damage.

What is PCOS?

Akanksha Nigam Nov 26, 2022

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects a woman's hormone levels. In PCOS, the ovaries produce too many male hormones.which causes the female body to skip the menstrual cycle and creates issues with fertility. If you have PCOS, your ovaries overproduce male hormones called androgens. Due to improper ovulation, many small sacs of fluid develop on the outer edge of the ovaries.

What are the Different Types of Arthritis & Symptoms

Akanksha Nigam Nov 26, 2022

Are you noticing a constant pain when you move your joints – like your fingers, knees, elbow, etc.? It might be because of a disease called arthritis. Arthritis is swelling in one or more of your joints. It usually involves inflammation or degeneration of joints leading to pain or discomfort when you use the joint. There is no fixed age when arthritis starts. Learn more about the types of arthritis & treatment.