Snapping Hip Syndrome

Snapping hip syndrome

Last Updated August 26th, 2019

Snapping hip can affect people in different ways. Many people do not need a medical treatment and recover with rest. On the other hand, snapping hip can cause problem in day to day lifestyle. In such a scenario, you need to visit a doctor to who could prescribe some physical therapy that can help with the symptoms. In severe cases, surgery may be required to treat this condition.
Snapping hip can treated both surgically and non-surgically. In majority of cases, nonsurgical treatments can help relieve the symptoms. Some of the non surgical treatments include resting. It is important to rest if you suffer from snapping hip and try to avoid motions that can trigger your hip to snap again. Other measures such as steroid injections, physical therapy, and use of pain relievers in the form of NSAIDs can be used to help with symptoms associated with snapping hip. When the above symptoms are not helpful, your doctor would suggest a surgical intervention to treat the condition.
Snapping hip test is performed to confirm the diagnosis of snapping hip syndrome. The diagnosis of snapping hip is done by performing three important orthopaedic tests. These include FABER test, Thomas test, and Milgram’s test. Apart from these orthopaedic tests, your doctor may also order an MRI to check for any inflammation or fluid near the tendon to confirm the diagnosis. A general way of testing for snapping hip includes first placing the hip in extension. Next, the hip is rotated if a pop sound is heard it confirms the diagnosis.
Iliotibial band stretch is one of the exercises for snapping hip. First, lean sideways on a wall. Next, stand on the leg where the hip is affected. Now, drop on to the side of the affected hip against the wall. Stay in this position for 30 seconds. Repeat the same maneuvers 3 to 4 times for the hip to align back into position.

Overview of snapping hip syndrome

A vast majority of the professional athletes, swimmers and dancers complain of injuries of the bones, muscles, and joints. The rigorous stress and strain on a regular basis subject their musculoskeletal system to immense pressure. Hence after some point in time, different parts of the joints and muscles show signs of injury. “Snapping hip syndrome” is a very common injury in professional athletes.  Nearly 5-10% of the athletes suffer from snapping hip syndrome. Accurate diagnosis and treatment are necessary for the early stages of the disease. Failure to do so may result in hospitalization or permanent immobility.

What is snapping hip syndrome?

Snapping hip syndrome xraySnapping hip syndrome or “coxa saltans” is a disorder of the musculoskeletal system wherein a sensation of snapping or breaking of the hips occurs during hip movements. A cracking or popping sound occurs even during normal hip movements. This is more prominent during rigorous flexion and extension of the hip muscles. The two primary conditions that lead to snapping hip syndrome are the presence of minor bony outgrowths in the pelvic region or inflammation of the tendons. Presence of cartilage fragments in the pelvic joint or imbalance of the fluid present in the joint can also cause a snapping sensation during normal locomotion. Normally this condition is not painful. But the repeated occurrence of the symptoms can cause pain and discomfort.

What causes snapping hip syndrome?

Multiple etiological factors such as structural or functional problems in the muscles and joints can cause snapping hip syndrome. The major contributing factors are as follows-

  • The tightness of two sets of muscles namely- iliopsoas muscle and the tensor fascia lata
  • Friction between the tendons and the bony protrusions
  • Irritation of the trochanteric bursa (it normally acts as a buffer between the iliotibial band and the pelvis)
  • Friction between the pelvis (greater trochanter) and the iliotibial band
  • Inflammation of the iliopsoas tendon at the point of junction with the hip
  • Presence of an unwanted bony outgrowth known as the iliopectineal eminence
  • An occurrence of loose fragments of cartilage or bone in the pelvic joint
  • The accidental snapping of the biceps femoris (hamstring tendon) over the bony structures of the buttock (ischial tuberosity)
  • Friction between the greater trochanter and the anterior gluteus maximus during pelvic extension
  • A weakened gluteus medius (a muscle present in the pelvic region)
  • Wear and tear of the labral muscle due to overuse
  • Existing medical conditions like synovial chondromatosis (irritation resulting from a cartilage present in the synovial membrane)
  • Instability of the synovial capsules
  • Thickening and stiffening of the fibers of the gluteus maximus
  • Thickening of the posterior Iliotibial band

How can you detect snapping hip syndrome?

Snapping hip syndromeSnapping hip syndrome has a few typical and easily identifiable symptoms. These are as follows-

  • A distinct cracking or popping noise during movement of the pelvic region
  • Snapping on the external part of the hip due to problems in the iliotibial band
  • A sensation of snapping in the groin due to problems in the iliopsoas muscle
  • Trembling of the overlying skin at the moment of snapping
  • Occasional pain and discomfort during locomotion
  • Worsening pain during rigorous physical activities (running or jumping) or lifting of heavy loads
  • Feeling that the hip will spring out of the socket
  • Tenderness in the external hip region (if the iliotibial band is severely damaged)
  • Temporary immobility of the pelvic region after sitting or standing for a long time

What are the different types of snapping hip syndrome?

According to the region of occurrence, snapping hip syndrome has the following subtypes-

  • External Snapping Hip Syndrome: This type of snapping takes place when a tendon or a muscle moves over a bulging bone (greater trochanter) on the top of the thigh bone (femur). This exerts pressure, which in turn causes an apparent snapping on the external part of the hip. External snapping may occur in two conditions. The iliotibial band may move over a bulge on the thighbone. In the other case, a particular muscle known as gluteus maximus slides over the greater trochanter. Friction results in both cases, that leads to snapping. Patients with very tight or stiff iliotibial band or gluteus maximus usually experience external snapping. External snapping causes pain, inflammation, and tenderness of the external portion of the hip. This is known as trochanteric bursitis.
  • Internal Snapping Hip Syndrome: This type of snapping takes place in the frontal portion of the hip joint. When a particular tendon slides over a bony mass present in this region, snapping occurs. Two cases of internal snapping are common. One is when the iliopsoas tendon (connects the inner hip muscles to the femur) slides over a bony bulge on the pelvic bone called iliopectineal eminence. Another instance is when the quadriceps muscle (rectus femoris) slides over the head of the ball-and-socket joint present in the hip. Internal snapping gets worse with running or other physical activities. The patients may experience a sharp pain arising from the groin. Internal snapping often leads to pain and inflammation of the bursa (cavity) present at the front of the hip joint. This is called iliopsoas bursitis.
  • Intra-articular Snapping Hip Syndrome: This type of snapping results from a major problem in the hip joint. Three cases of this category are common. Firstly, an injury to the flexible cartilage that surrounds the hip socket may occur. This is commonly known as an acetabular labral tear. Secondly, damage to the articular cartilage may occur. Thirdly, loose fragments of bones or soft tissues may be present in the ball and socket region of the hip. All these conditions can contribute to intra-articular snapping hip syndrome.

Diagnosis

The following diagnostic tests are recommendable-

  • X-rays
  • MRI scan
  • CT scan
  • Digital radiography
  • Synovial fluid analysis

Treatment and precautions

Having an adequate amount of rest is important to reduce the stiffness that is present in the muscles or tendons. Following the instructions that have been provided by the doctor to reduce the pain and treat the problem. Try doing basic exercises at home like – light stretches, massages, retraining (for athletes by increasing their physical awareness, posture and modifying form etc.) These treatments can help change the hips biomechanics and improve the symptoms.

Make sure that your posture is right at almost any given point in time. Following through the steps taught during physiotherapy are done properly is important.

If you are facing problems like popping and clicking of your hip bone with each movement you make, don’t panic. There are a host of natural remedies to treat and manage this condition. This is a condition that can affect any age group.  There are numerous factors that contribute to this problem whereas inflammation and minor bone growth are the two main conditions that stand out.  This condition generally is not painful, but a persistent problem can lead to pain and inflammation as well as erosion of the femoral head.  This may worsen over time and can lead to femoral head dislocation.  Correcting postures and natural anti-inflammatory herbs such as fenugreek can help relieve these symptoms. Fenugreek paste can work wonders in reducing the pain associated with snapping hip syndrome and also strengthens the bones from within.

 

Facts

  • Also known as coxa saltans, iliopsoas tendinitis or dancers hip.
  • It can be audible with a snapping, popping noise which causes pain or discomfort.

Facts

  • This snapping in most cases is due to the movement of a muscle or tendon over a bony structure in the hip.

Facts

  • Most cases of the snapping hip syndrome is experienced by everyone. But, symptomatic snapping hip syndrome (SHS) can cause a lot of pain while flexing and doing normal activities.
  • This is mostly caused due to the stiffness or tightening of the muscles or tendons around the hips.

Related Conditions

Want to live a healthy lifestyle?

Subscribe to free FactDr newsletters.

REVAMP YOUR

If you're enjoying our website, we promise you'll absolutely love our new posts. Be the first one to get a copy!

Get factually correct, actionable tips delivered straight to your inbox once a week.

I want the latest scoop on :

We hate spam too. We will never share your email address with anyone. If you change your mind later, you can unsubscribe with just one click

By clicking Subscribe, I agree to the FactDr Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of FactDr subscriptions at any time.

Snapping hip can affect people in different ways. Many people do not need a medical treatment and recover with rest. On the other hand, snapping hip can cause problem in day to day lifestyle. In such a scenario, you need to visit a doctor to who could prescribe some physical therapy that can help with the symptoms. In severe cases, surgery may be required to treat this condition.
Snapping hip can treated both surgically and non-surgically. In majority of cases, nonsurgical treatments can help relieve the symptoms. Some of the non surgical treatments include resting. It is important to rest if you suffer from snapping hip and try to avoid motions that can trigger your hip to snap again. Other measures such as steroid injections, physical therapy, and use of pain relievers in the form of NSAIDs can be used to help with symptoms associated with snapping hip. When the above symptoms are not helpful, your doctor would suggest a surgical intervention to treat the condition.
Snapping hip test is performed to confirm the diagnosis of snapping hip syndrome. The diagnosis of snapping hip is done by performing three important orthopaedic tests. These include FABER test, Thomas test, and Milgram’s test. Apart from these orthopaedic tests, your doctor may also order an MRI to check for any inflammation or fluid near the tendon to confirm the diagnosis. A general way of testing for snapping hip includes first placing the hip in extension. Next, the hip is rotated if a pop sound is heard it confirms the diagnosis.
Iliotibial band stretch is one of the exercises for snapping hip. First, lean sideways on a wall. Next, stand on the leg where the hip is affected. Now, drop on to the side of the affected hip against the wall. Stay in this position for 30 seconds. Repeat the same maneuvers 3 to 4 times for the hip to align back into position.

 

Dos and Don'ts

Dos
  • Try to reduce or modify your daily actives.
  • Apply ice to relieve the pain.
  • If the pain is not too severe, you can get over the counter pain relievers.
Don'ts
  • In case of too much pain, strain the hip joint too much.
  • Lift heavy weight.
  • Take too many anti-inflammatory medications as it could either make it worse or stop having an effect on your system.

 

 

 

Related Conditions

Trending Topics

Ferritin blood test
Ferritin Test Ferritin test is a blood test that provides vital information on the level of RBCs and iron in…
ASTtest-liver
AST- Aspartate Aminotransferase Test AST test is a blood test that is used to measure the level of a particular liver enzyme…
anti-thyroglobulin antibody
Anti-Thyroglobulin Antibody test Anti-thyrogloubin antibody test measures the level of antibodies that attack the thyroid gland cells and are hence indicative…
cardiolipin antibody igm
Cardiolipin Antibody (ACL) –IgM Test The types of cardiolipin antibodies are the IgG, IgA and IgM types and this particular test measures the…
Pulmonary Function Tests Pulmonary function tests (PFT’s) are non-invasive breathing tests employed for diagnosing and monitoring lung diseases such as bronchitis
rubella IgG test
Rubella IgG Test The rubella IgG test is a blood test that checks for the rubella virus IgG antibodies present in…
Vitamin K2: 8 reasons why you need this bone-building & cancer-fighting nutrient Vitamin K2 is claimed to be essential for your bone health, for reducing the risk of cancer, and…
beautiful smiling woman enjoying high fiber energy bar with roughage
The importance of roughage in diet Eat these high fiber foods to increase your dietary roughage. Quick tips to boost daily roughage consumption. Check…
random blood sugar test
Random Blood Sugar Test The random blood sugar or RBS test is a blood test prescribed mainly to check the level of…
hlab27 test
HLA-B27 test The HLA-B27 is a blood test that is used to determine the level of a particular protein called…
cytomegalovirus iGG
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)- IgG Test The cytomegalovirus IgG is the immunoglobulin protein produced by our immune system when the body is infected by…
IGE test
IgE test – Immunoglobulin E IgE or immunoglobulin E test is a test that measures the level of IgE in the blood and…
lipid-profile
Lipid Profile Lipid profile is a blood test that provides complete information on how much cholesterol is present in the…
Maltitol: Things you must know about this artificial sweetener Sugar alcohols are produced by fruits and vegetables. Maltitol is an artificially produced sugar alcohol and is used…
POSTPRANDIAL-BLOOD-SUGAR
Post-Prandial Blood Sugar Postprandial blood sugar test is an important diabetes diagnosing tool. This simple blood test measure the level of…
thyroglobulin test
Thyroglobulin (TG) Test Thyroglobulin test helps in measuring and monitoring the concentration of thyroglobulin. The thyroglobulin test can be used as…
serum electrolyte test
Serum Electrolyte If there is an electrolyte imbalance in the body, a serum electrolyte test will help to find out…
passion fruit juice
Passion fruit: How one exotic fruit can help you fight infections and cancer! Passion fruit: Why does this exotic fruit have such an enticing name? And how can it protect you…
beta hcg test
Beta hCG Test A Beta hCG test measures the level of human gonadotropin hormones present in the blood that is primarliy…
RHEUMATOID_FACTOR_(RF)
Rheumatoid Factor (RF) Rheumatoid factor or RF is a blood test used to diagnose painful joint conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis…
The real reason why you shouldn’t be eating ramen noodles Instant ramen noodles might be your go-to snack for your hunger pangs. But with each spoonful you are…
Stye : The best natural home remedies to ease the pain Styes developing inside the eyelid tend to be more painful whereas external styes are less painful and ooze…
autoimmune diseases facts
Autoimmune Diseases: Find out if your body is attacking you right now Did you know your body can harm itself? What are autoimmune diseases and why does it harm some…
Lectin: The common link of proteins between peas and people Lectins are a type of protein that are found majorly in legumes. Most people are find it easy…
serum zinc test
Serum Zinc Test The serum zinc test is a blood test performed to assess the zinc level in the blood (serum)…
Top 6 remedies to treat a razor burn at home Symptoms of razor burn include bumps on the skin, redness, and irritation of the skin. Find easy and…
TPAB test
Treponema Pallidum Antibody(TPAB) test Treponema pallidum bacteria a gram-negative bacteria that has helically coiled, corkscrew-shaped cells, responsible for STDs such as syphilis.
TBHQ: A carcinogen lingering in your child’s favorite snacks TBHQ - Why you should shun the practice of eating instant noodles or microwave popcorn to get rid…
CLA: A breakthrough weight loss supplement with minimal side effects Tried every weight loss supplement in the market with no substantial gain? Why not try CLA supplements, derived…
HELICOBACTER_PYLORI---IgG
Helicobacter Pylori – IgG Test Helicobacter pylori IgG test is a blood, saliva, and urine test performed to determine if the patien is…
Silicon Dioxide: How can a component of sand be essential to your wellbeing? Silicon is one of the most abundant elements in the nature. Find out how silicon dioxide can prove…
abdominal-CT-scan- image
Abdominal CT scan Abdominal CT scan is a diagnostic imaging technique that provides a clear picture of the state of internal…
lipoprotein A
Lipoprotein (A) Test Lipoprotein (A) test is used to measure and monitor the levels of LDL(Low-Density Lipoprotein) in the bloodstream in…
low fodmap plan
Troubled with IBS? Here’s a complete roadmap to the low FODMAP diet Leaky & inflammatory gut troubling you? No medicine bringing you relief from the pain? Why not try the…
BRAT Diet: What is the right way to follow this diarrhea-relieving diet? BRAT diet, a simple diet consisting of just bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast, can help you combat the…
DHEAS test
DHEA Sulfate (DHEAS) Test DHEAS or DHEA Sulfate test is prescribed if an individual shows symptoms of abnormal adrenal actvity such as…
folate test
Folate test The Folate test is used to measure and monitor the levels of folic acid in the blood. The…
Tissue Transglutaminase Antibody (tTG) Test Transglutaminase is an enzyme present in our body and is involved in protein metabolism. A tTg test is…
Free T3 test
Free Triiodothyronine (FT3) Test The free triiodothyronine or FT3 test is an important blood test that is used to detect the level…
Juice Plus: Can you really replace actual fruits with pills?  Juice Plus supplements intend to fill nutritional gaps present in our daily diet. But how successful have they…
CBC blood test
CBC (Hemogram 6-part diff) blood test CBC (Hemogram 6-part diff) blood test refers to the test that measures the number of RBCs, WBCs, etc…
Chromium Picolinate: An essential mineral supplement for faster weight loss Did you know that about 1.6 million deaths were directly linked to diabetes globally? How is it linked…
The science behind daith piercing: Can it really cure migraine? Since the ear has several pressure points, it is believed that daith piercing activates the vagus nerve and…
diverticulitis diet
Diverticulitis diet: The right way to eat if you suffer from the disease Are you suffering from diverticultis but clueless about your diet ? Read this complete plan for diverticulitis diet…
Cystoscopy Cystoscopy is intended to look at the abnormalities in the ureters, bladder, and urethra, to assist surgeries performed…
free thyroxine ft4
Free thyroxine test (FT4) The FT4 or free thyroxine test is a blood test used to detect the level of free thyroixine…
beta 2 glycoprotein 1 IgG
Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG Beta 2 glycoprotein 1 antibody test involves detecting and measuring the presence of the IgG class of beta…
maltodextrin sugar
Maltodextrin: What are the hidden health benefits of this food additive? Maltodextrin is one of the few food additives that has been relatively deemed safe. Many experts now have…
Bloodtestalbumin
Albumin Test Albumin test or blood serum test is a liver function test that measures the amount of the protein…
green poop causes
Green poop : What are the reasons and how can you correct it Ever sneak a peek down the toilet only to shockingly find green poop? Why does our poop turn…
CEA_test
Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) test CEA or carcinoembryonic test detects the presence of CEA antigen in your blood mainly & determines the effectiveness…
amylase test
Amylase Test Amylase test is done by checking the level of this protein in the blood sample and also in…
anti ds dna test
Anti Ds-DNA antibody Test The  Anti Ds-DNA antibody test is used to diagnose the disease called lupus or more aptly the SLE(Systematic…
Balneotherapy jacuzzi
5 things you didn’t know about balneotherapy and how you can do it at home Sauna baths have been popular since a long time. But how much more beneficial can balneotherapy be as…
erythropoetin test
Erythropoietin (EPO) Test Erythropoetin stimulates the production of RBCs in bone marrow thus an erythropoetin test is done to diagnose blood…
lifestyle diseases
The Big 5 lifestyle diseases: How your everyday living might be killing you You'd be shocked to know how unhealthy and potentially fatal your everyday routine could be. Has the modern…
Eustachian Tube : Functions and top home remedies to prevent its infection Pressure equalization, mucus drainage and protecting the middle ear from bacteria and viruses are the three important functions…
How accurate is the hair follicle drug test? Hair follicle drug test is one of the best ways to identify drug use in professional circles. But…
Quinine: How gin and tonic came to be known as a potent health elixir The discovery of quinine-containing tree bark is sometimes considered the most serendipitous medical discovery of the 17th century.
Poop chart: Top things you didn’t you your poop could reveal about you Bristol poop chart was designed during the 1990s in order to help doctors identify various types of poops…
shiitake mushrooms healthy
What are Shiitake Mushrooms and why should you eat them? Shiitake Mushrooms are well known for their smoky and robust taste. However, did you know they are replete…
Milk Thistle skin
Milk Thistle: Find possible cures for fatal diseases in these purple blooms Milk thistle is well-known for treating liver conditions. However, did you know that it comes with a plethora…
GM Diet: The fastest way to lose weight or yet another hoax diet? General Motors started this trend of extreme dieting for 7 straight days to ensure its employees were able…
Carb Cycling: Weighing the pros vs the cons of this diet routine Completely discarding carbs from your life will do you more harm than good. Read more about carb cycling,…
beta 2 glycoprotein 1 igm
Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgM The Beta 2 glycoprotein 1 IgM test detects IgM class of antibodies in the blood.The presence of beta-2…
Panera bread steak arugula
Panera Bread: The truth behind this “healthy” restaurant chain What to order and what to avoid when dining at Panera Bread ? Know more about this popular…
reflexology massage
Top reasons why you should go for a reflexology massage today Reflexology involves the application of pressure to your feet and hands to encourage self-healing. Could this be beneficial…
GGt test
GGT – Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase Test GGT or gammaglutamyl transferase test is a liver function test that is used to detect the extent of…
EMA antibodies
Endomysial Antibodies (EMA) Test EMA test is an investigative blood examination to locate the presence of certain antibodies, called Endomysial antibodies or…
How do neutrophils protect you from fatal bacterial attacks? During an infection, certain enzymes alert the mature neutrophils.  Neutrophils then travel through the bloodstream to the affected…
Piaget stages: Do they accurately describe the way the human brain develops?  A common assumption was that children are less competent thinkers as compared to adults, but this was refuted…
hidden causes obesity
8 hidden causes of obesity you probably didn’t know! Did you know that around 2 billion people worldwide are either overweight or obese? Are you too a…
carrageenan seaweed
Carrageenan: How a simple seaweed extract could better your gut health & immunity Eat more ice cream to prevent cold and flu? –With carrageenan you get one simple seaweed extract that…
tonometry
Tonometry Tonometry uses a device called tonometer to measure the pressure inside the eye. This pressure is depends upon…
Appendix pain: Recent findings on this not-so vestigial organ The exact function of the appendix is still not clear. Some consider it as an organ that once…
bilirubin-test-result
Bilirubin Test Bilirubin is a substance produced in the body as a result of red blood cell breakdown. A bilirubin…
ANTI-MICROSOMAL-ANTIBODY-(AMA)
Anti-Microsomal Antibody AMA Test AMA or anti-microsomal antibody test is a blood test that measures the activity of AMA in the body…
Strep throat pain
Anti-Streptolysin-O Test The ASO or Anti-Streptolysin-O is a blood test designed to check for the presence of streptococcus bacterial infection…
eating disorder anorexia
Eating Disorders: Lifestyle choice or a psychological condition? Is eating disorder just a harmless bad habit? Or does it represent grim psychological disorders? Do you want…
dance health benefits
5 unbelievable effects of dance on your overall health! You enjoy dancing, but did you know what else it does to your body? Dancing is not only…
Jackfruit: Slice your way into higher immunity, better digestion, & more… Native to the South East Asia, the jackfruit is a fruit brimming with thousands of health benefits. Discover…
Coconut sugar: What is it and is it healthier than table sugar? In the long list of things that the wonderful coconut gives us, coconut sugar is another remarkable addition.…
dandelion weight loss
Caralluma Fimbriata: How to eat this cactus to lose weight Caralluma fimbriata is a miracle cactus that can be safely consumed by most for losing weight and boosting…
What is the right way to take a pregnancy test? A pregnancy test is undertaken to determine if you have conceived. A home pregnancy test is the most…
SIBO Diet: The important dos and don’ts of this gut-healing diet A SIBO diet is a diet that works by eliminating certain sugars from your diet and adding fibers…
Hysteroscopy_procedure
Hysteroscopy Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive tool to help specialists view the uterus to diagnose and even treat several…
Helicobacter pylori IGA
Helicobacter Pylori – IgA Test The H.pylori IgA test is a blood test used to identify the level of IgA antigen in the…
hidden benefits walking
9 benefits of walking we bet you didn’t know! Did you know walking can be the miracle pill for eternal youth? Everyone knows walking is good for…
alcohol toxic
7 startling facts that will make you quit alcohol today Does drinking really make you friendly and happy? How many calories does a can of cold beer add…
Dragon Fruit – Blessing from Nature’s Basket The dragon fruit is packed with nutrients and yet low on calories and is the dream food that…
vital organ diseases
Common diseases that could cripple your vital organs Brain, heart, kidney, lungs, and liver - these vital organs are indeed vital for your survival. However, these…
dandelion health benefits
Dandelion: Little parachutes of health and wellness for your whole body Dandelions are not just bright looking blossoms that cheer your mind. These are powerpacked with essential nutrients that…
Kava: Is it the healthy substitute for alcohol you have been waiting for? Native to the beautiful South Pacific islands, Kava is a famous beverage rooted in the local culture. It…
Trisodium Phosphate: How a paint thinner made its way into your breakfast Ever thought how toxic chemicals find their way into our foods? How can they harm our body? And…
How seitan proved to be a blessing in disguise for vegans worldwide Can only meat-eaters enjoy delicious juicy steaks and burgers? With seitan, the best meat substitute available today,even vegans…
Low fat diets
A complete list of low-fat diets and how to follow them Low-fat diets help you lose weight in a healthy way, but it works only with regular exercise and…
Oxalates: How healthy greens can sometimes be bad news for your kidneys Oxalates are compounds present in a majority of healthy foods. However, at times an overconsumption of these could…
These are the top foods to increase your hemoglobin count It is important to add iron-rich foods into your diet in order to increase hemoglobin. Deficiency of hemoglobin could…
arterial-blood-gas
Arterial Blood Gas Analysis Arterial blood gas analysis is a diagnostic procedure used to determine the volume of oxygen and carbon dioxide…
Anti-CCP Test – Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Anti-ccp or ACCP test is a blood test that is primarily employed to diagnose the onset of rheumatoid…
The Cabbage Soup Diet: The healthiest way to instant weight loss Cabbage soup diet rapid weight loss diet for those who want to shed those extra pounds in less…
ketoacidosis diabetes
HB1Ac Test HB1Ac test is an important blood test that is used to measure the levels of glycated hemoglobin in…
colposcopy
Colposcopy Colposcopy is a simple, quick and non- invasive diagnostic tool to look closely inside the vulva, vagina, and…
BoneMarrow-Biopsy
Bone Marrow Biopsy Bone marrow biopsy is a diagnostic procedure where a small amount of bone marrow is extracted from hip…
antinuclear antibody test
Antinuclear Antibody Test – (ANA) Antinuclear antibody or ANA test is a blood test that measures the level of ANA antibodies that are…
blood ketone test
Blood Ketone (D3HB) Test The Blood Ketone Test is used to measure and monitor the levels of ketone in the blood which…
ureteroscopy
Ureteroscopy Ureteroscopy is the diagnostic procedure which is used for the detection of the kidney stones in addition to…
about mediterranean diet
Why you should be adopting a Mediterranean style of diet today Ever wondered why the Mediterranean diet is so healthy? One simple solution to lowering risk of several deadliest…
liver detox facts
7 liver detox facts and why ignoring these could kill you! Are you taking care of this organ that handles over 500 different vital functions in your body? Your…
sugar toxic health
Sugar: 7 new shocking truths revealed about the sweet poison Can drinking soda bring you closer to death? Is sugar slowly poisoning you and your family? You would…
occupational hazards types
Occupational Hazards: How to vouch for your health at your workplace Occupational hazards affect millions worldwide. Chemical spills, faulty wires, deadly pathogen, and work-stress can happen anytime. Follow these…
Anhedonia: Does the chronic inability to feel joy affect you too? How often do you feel dragged down by an invisible force? Do you feel an inexplicable emotional numbness…
What to eat, what not to eat in the South Beach Diet? The South Beach Diet is one among the most popular weight loss programs that have been the talk…
General adaptation syndrome: Understanding stress, one step at a time The struggle of the body to produce hormones during a stressful situation is the main theme of general…
shakeology woman
Meal replacement or protein drink? Learn all about Shakeology and its claims Shakeology from Beachbody claims to be the most suitable shake that can aid in weight loss, regulate blood…
CT-scan-machine
CT – Computed Tomography Scan CT scan or computed tomography scan is an diagnostic imaging technique where cross-sectional images of body are obtained…
urinary microalbumin test
Urinary Microalbumin Test The urine microalbumin test is a urine test that measures the level of microalbumin or protein in the…
c peptide test
C-Peptide test C-peptide is a blood or urine test which is used to monitor and assess the insulin production by…
elements 22 test
Element 22 test (Nutrients & Toxicity) The element 22 test is used for measuring and monitoring the levels of heavy metals and some nutrients…
Thyroid disorders
Thyroid Profile Thyroid profile is a panel of blood tests performed to check if an individual is suffering from any…
Okra: How can this nutrient-dense vegetable help you fight diabetes? Okra is a food which is rich in nutrients and minerals which are extremely essential for a healthy…
oral hygiene tips
6 shocking consequences of bad oral hygiene (and how to avoid them) Did you know bad breath is not just turning off, but also harms your body in ways you…
improve digestion weight loss
Power up your gut: 8 proven steps on how to improve your digestion Did you know you have a colony of bacteria in your gut that help you in digesting food?…
bananas exercise
10 health reasons why you should go “bananas” over bananas! Bananas:The world's most popular fruit comes with a host of unbelievable health benefits. Find out how you can…
ashwagandha brain
Ashwagandha: The best-kept secret of Ayurveda now revealed! Ashwagandha literally means "smell of horse". Don't get bogged down by that one tiny detail because this ayurveduic…
Pescatarian Diet 101: What are the inherent health advantages of this diet? People opt to become a pescatarian in order to enrich their bodies with the essential health benefits that…
Urologist: When should you visit one and why? A urologist can treat not only genitourinary problems of both men and women but also can treat various…
How to scrub away stress and fatigue with an Epsom salt bath? Epsom salt is a popular home remedy for many skin ailments. Though there is a lack of scientific…
Coffee Enema: Turn your favorite morning beverage into a powerful colon cleanser The wonders of coffee are not just limited to waking you up every morning. You can now use…
liver cleanse detox
14 go-to foods that are best for a complete natural liver detox Liver cleanse can be achieved by just choosing or avoiding certain types of food. Liver itself is a detoxifying…
Ear pain model
Easy and safe tips for ear wax removal you can do at home Cerumen impaction generally occurs when an external object like cotton swabs are used to remove the ear wax.…
smelling-salts-benefits
The actual science behind smelling salts and how it helps in injury recovery Most smelling salts are a mixture of ammonium carbonate and some perfumes which are sniffed by an individual…
stress depressed anxiety
Are you depressed or just stressed? Know when to see a doctor Why are some people more anxious than others? Is being depressed the same as feeling sad? Have you…
cold flu sinus treatment
How to beat the common cold, flu, and sinus infection instantly? Can you guess some of the easiest tricks to treat cold and sinus infections? How are these different…
Spirulina: Battle diabetes and cholesterol with this blue-green algae Spirulina, a species of salt water algae, has now become a billion dollar industry. How you can use…
nutritional yeast bread
Nutritional Yeast : How can a fungi culture be good for your body? Nutritional yeast: How a simple culture of fungi can transform your skin, digestion, immunity , and much more.…
Psyllium Husk: More than just an effective natural laxative Psyllium husk, or isabgol, is a popular natural laxative . But did you in addition to regulating bowels,…
Epley maneuver: Why is this the best protection from the symptoms of vertigo? Epley maneuver is an exercise that can treat the symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).  It was…
How can Kegels help you overcome weak pelvic muscles & incontinence? Kegel exercises are pelvic floor strengthening exercises that can help you overcome incontinence issues that rise out of…
Hemp Seeds: The actual science behind this controversial crop Inspite of being credited as a superfood, hemp seeds are still shrouded with layers of controversies. Are these…
Vagus nerve: 7 health benefits of stimulating the “gut-brain” connection As a matter of fact, there are two vagus nerves namely the left and the right but is…
11 unbelievable health benefits of thyme you didn’t know! Thyme is a herb that has been used in alternative medicine.It is a well known seasoning in the…