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Allergies of Respiratory System

BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
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Hi, my name is Dr Anupama Mehta. I am a homeopathic consultant. I've been practising homoeopathy for the last 16 years and presently I am based in Gurgaon. Today i'll be speaking to you about the allergies of respiratory system and allergy in the condition when our body reacts abnormally to a substance which is considered harmless for most people.

The substance can enter our body through our eyes, nose, mouth or skin. When the substance enters our body it triggers an allergic reaction mediated through the IgE antibodies. This causes the release of the chemicals which cause inflammation like histamine and this can cause various symptoms like skin rashes, headaches, itchy runny nose, swelling, nausea or diarrhea among the few. The more severe allergic reactions are anaphylaxis and this can be life-threatening. The respiratory energies are caused by house dust mite, potions or the air pollution or pets or mold. While these do not usually cause anaphylactic reaction, they can cause very troublesome some tools which can seriously affect a person's quality of life and his health.

The most common allergy is due to aero allergens are rhinitis which can affect the nose. The asthma, which affects the lungs or they may occur together or really they can be eczema on alta carya affecting the skin. The respiratory allergies can be seasonal like the hay fever which is caused by Pollen or it can occur throughout the year in the cases when it is caused by indoor allergens. The most common symptoms are itchy or runny nose, congestion of the nose, sneezing. It is given coughing or tightness of chest, difficulty in breathing, wheezing, itchy and inflamed eyes, itchy skin rashes and sinuses headaches, poor concentration and disturbs. Most allergic asthma is seen in children and only the mildest cases of allergic asthma will disappear by poverty. In case this person continue to have difficulty after stability the causal agent of asthma mostly becomes the infection.

The best way to avoid the allergy is to avoid allergen but in most cases of respiratory allergies the allergen is either unidentifiable or unavoidable like you can't avoid going to office. The children have to go to school. They have to play in the park so what can you do. You can wear masks, you can avoid your funny pet at home. You can use the humidifier with your AC, wash your bed linens at least once a week or stay indoors during peak all in time. Steam inhalation is also won best way to elevate the system. I often advise my patients to make steam inhalation a habit at least twice a week. The single step goes a long way in warding off potential episode.

Any treatment for allergy would be effective only if we treat the allergy rather than alleviating the symptoms only because each exposure would bring back the symptoms and sometimes increased severity. The antihistamines which are usually used to treat allergy only to alleviate and mass the symptoms but they do not prevent their progression. But homeopathy on the other hand seeks to cure the allergy itself. Being honesty approach to health and disease homeopathy has to build immunity. It also helps to be relief in acute attacks of energies while helping to cure the allergy from the root. In case of asthma homeopathic medicines can bring up to dilation make it easier to breathe and bring out to fly. some homeopathic medicines which are effective and give similarities are arsenic album ABM creeper bryonia bromium hipersilve justitia and sambucus nigra but for cure of your allergy you must visit your homeopathic consultant who will after the case is taking prescribe a constitutional medicine for you to help cure your allergy. Compliance and persistence with homeopathic treatment help in efficient results. If you know if you wish to know more about the allergies of the homeopathic treatment you can contact me through lybrate.com or visit my clinic.

My clinic in south city 2, Gurgaon.

Thank you. Best of health to you.

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Hello, I am having little spotting since 15_20 days am worried. My history I have thyroid problem and second is I had long tab for stop breastfeeding. Did not have regular period since after delivery that is two years. M. Worried about spotting prob is it something serious.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hello, I am having little spotting since 15_20 days am worried. My history I have thyroid problem and second is I had...
Sometimes, the periods may be disturbed due to physical exertion, stress, sickness and hormonal disturbance. Take pulsatilla 200 ---once daily in the morning for 5 days.
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Know More About Cholesterol!

MBBS, Dip.Cardiology, Fellowship in Clinical Cardiology(FICC), Fellowship in Echocardiology
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
Know More About Cholesterol!

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally in all parts of the body. Your body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if you have too much in your blood, it can combine with other substances in the blood and stick to the walls of your arteries. This is called plaque. Plaque can narrow your arteries or even block them.

  • High levels of cholesterol in the blood can increase your risk of heart disease. Your cholesterol levels tend to rise as you get older. There are usually no signs or symptoms that you have high blood cholesterol, but it can be detected with a blood test. You are likely to have high cholesterol if members of your family have it, if you are overweight or if you eat a lot of fatty foods.
  • You can lower your cholesterol by exercising more and eating more fruits and vegetables. You also may need to take medicine to lower your cholesterol.
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Calcium tablets - Are They Good or Bad?

MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Calcium tablets - Are They Good or Bad?

For many people, popping a calcium tablet is something which has benefits, but at the same time does no harm. After all, who does not want to have strong bones and healthy teeth? The unfortunate part is that things are not so simple and a lot of research has debunked this.

Take, for example, the findings that when an old woman has calcium, the fracture rates are not all that different as compared to one who has not had calcium supplements. In addition to this, it was also found as part of a study that there is no positive impact on the mineral density of the hip.

As a matter of fact, calcium tablets and supplements can pose a significant risk, as well. While it is true that calcium does help in the effort of getting heart disease, an amount which is greater than the dietary limit does not. Actually, the excess calcium may increase the risk. This is true when it comes to calcium from supplements and not calcium which is absorbed by the way of food. So, what sort of additional risk is there? A study found that people who receive calcium from a tablet or another similar source have about a 140% greater chance of a heart attack!

How much is too much?

A thousand milligrammes of calcium in excess of the requirement on a daily basis is said to increase the risk of death from CVD or cardiovascular disease by about a fifth. Not a trivial amount, by any measure.

But why does this happen?

The key to answering this question comes from how the calcium is absorbed by the body. When calcium from food is eaten, the rate of it being released is a lot slower as compared to calcium from tablets. Also, when there is excess calcium, it is not absorbed and kept in reserve by the body but is excreted in the form of urine. So, this calcium going through the kidneys can cause some trouble there, as well!

Yes or No?

So, what is to be done in order to make sure one is having a sufficient amount of calcium? Well, there are a lot of sources and consuming things such as dairy products and fish, along with dark leafy vegetables are some great ways to get natural calcium. Only if a person has very low calcium levels should calcium tablets be consumed? It is well worth remembering that too much of a good thing is a bad thing! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor.

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I m about one month pregnant and my second month has started. So I want to ask that in first trimester can I take facials massage. It is okk or not with this.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I m about one month pregnant and my second month has started. So I want to ask that in first trimester can I take fac...
During pregnancy, skin is more sensitive so the products you used before pregnancy may suitable. Beautician should use gentler products designed for sensitive skin. Patch test of the product to be applied on face, before facial, can be a good way to test your sensitivity during this time. Also remember beautician does not use anything containing retinoid, which could harm your baby.
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My wife private part when I put my finger there she feels awkward what should I do should I sex her hard.

M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
My wife private part when I put my finger there she feels awkward what should I do should I sex her hard.
It's okay. It do occur but person will enjoy later start slowly and then do hard later when she enjoys.
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I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend before 4 days. She got early periods today. Is this the sign of pregnancy. What can we do avoid pregnancy?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend before 4 days. She got early periods today. Is this the sign of pregnancy.
W...
Clear doubts of pregnancy by doing a Urine pregnancy test. You may revert back to us for further advice if it is positive.
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Present I am 4 month pregnant. Thyroid test is done, TSH value is 4.4.What is the minimum TSH level for pregnancy ladies. What are effects? What are precautions? Which madice is used? Is there any problem for the baby's growth? Please suggest me.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Warangal
Present I am 4 month pregnant. Thyroid test is done, TSH value is 4.4.What is the minimum TSH level for pregnancy lad...
Tsh level is taken 2.5 in 4 months .if it's 4.4 definitely tab thyroxin to be taken first 75 mcg daily one tab before breakfast. Effects are more like bp may increase along with harmonal imbalance. Baby iq is said to be decrease if not in control. Congenital malformations are also common.
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Meri period date 24.09.2017 ko hua pura finish hua 27 ko, mai without condom sex ki thi mere bf ke sath 6th october ko uska falls pura mere andar chala gaya mai 1 hour k andar I pill li hu fir v bht tension ho raha hai pregnancy ka koi chance to nahi hai na mam? Meri age 22 hai mai unmarried hu plzz hlp me mam bht tension ho raha hai mujhko .mai I pill li hu mam fir v .pregnant hone ka chance hai kya?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Meri period date 24.09.2017 ko hua pura finish hua 27 ko, mai without condom sex ki thi mere bf ke sath 6th october k...
Ipill is emergency medicine and it's loaded with hormones which can lead to complications like hormonal imbalances and irregular periods chances of getting pregnant are almost nil but take care of your health and read books for basics like reproductive health through good books or counselor.
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My mother is 42 years old and she feels very tired on her body and remain pain on her whole body she has taken many medicine like jointace c2 and other pain killer but haven't got relief what should she do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
My mother is 42 years old and she feels very tired on her body and remain pain on her whole body she has taken many m...
She will need to undergo the panchakarma process to get complet relif. Multiplesettings may be needed.
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Hi m 2 months pregnant hu pr mere baby ki growth nhi hui h abhi tk or na hi dhadkan aa rhi h to please help me ki baby ki growth kb hoti h or dhadkan kounse mahine m bnti h plzzz. Help.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Hi m 2 months pregnant hu pr mere baby ki growth nhi hui h abhi tk or na hi dhadkan aa rhi h to please help me ki bab...
Better start taking Naturamore female powder 1 spoon in morning and 1 spoon at night before sleep with warm milk...it will definitely start giving you positive result with 3-4 days...and then continue it through out your pregnancy for healthy baby. I am giving the same to all my pregnant patients and all got good healthy babies. Try to search it out, if you not getting it any where..please let me know, I will send you. Take care...And drink more water.
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How to take folic acid to get pregnant. I want to conceive. I am trying to conceive since from 5 months.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
How to take folic acid to get pregnant. I want to conceive. I am trying to conceive since from 5 months.
Hello, You should be taking folic acid 5 mg daily once, 3 months prior to the planned conception date.
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She has white discharge from vagina it smelling bad and feels tired at the end of the day, she is feeling unwell and irritation while intercourse. What should she do? She consulted doctor but it does not benefit what kind of appetite she could follow? What she should keep in mind to get rid of it.

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Faridabad
Take more of milk and fruits should improve local hygiene should not be overburdened by homely activities.
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Dear Doctors, I started unprotected sex with my fence 2 months back, but I didn't dropped inside her, as a result her mensuration was normal. But after her last period I used condom at every meeting. Her period stars usually on 7th of the month, but this time her period yet not started. So, what may be the reason of her stopped period. And what should I do if her pregnancy test found positive, as I do not want any baby before marriage.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Dear Doctors,
I started unprotected sex with my fence 2 months back, but I didn't dropped inside her, as a result her...
Hello, you must rule out pregnancy first anyhow even though chances with protected sex is low. If negative then you can safely wait for menses to arrive. If positive then you can opt for medical termination of pregnancy.
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Dear sir, my question is my wife suffer from stomach pain during maturation cycle more than normally MC. (from 4 months)

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Dear sir, my question is my wife suffer from stomach pain during maturation cycle more than normally MC. (from 4 months)
Homoeopathy has good treatment for your wife's problem, without causing adverse effects. Let her take homoeopathic medicine cimicifuga 30 twice daily in the morning and in the evening and give feedback after 6 days.
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My wife had her period on 27 February and it continued till 1st March. We had unprotected sex on the 4th March. She later took unwanted 72 on 5th march in the evening. She did not have her normal period and on 1st April she had her pregnancy test done at home by using a pregnancy kit, it was negative. She still doesn't have periods. Really worried please help How long can her periods delay?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS, MD - Community Medicine
Gynaecologist, Lucknow
My wife had her period on 27 February and it continued till 1st March. We had unprotected sex on the 4th March. She l...
Hello, she should wait till the date of her bleeding after taking ipill. You can repeat her pregnancy test with a morning sample of urine now.
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Health Benefits Of Pickle

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Health Benefits Of Pickle

Health benefits of pickles

Free radical scavenging from antioxidants: pickles can be good source of antioxidants, especially decalepis hamiltonii or swallow root. As the vegetables or unripe fruits are stored fresh without cooking, the antioxidants present in those vegetables or unripe fruits are preserved as it is. Antioxidants are those micronutrients that help in protecting our body against the attacks of free radicals. Free radicals are unstable chemicals that are produced during cellular metabolism. These unstable chemicals react with our cells and damage our dna to become unstable and in the process, create more and more free radicals. We can protect ourselves from free radical attacks by consuming food with high antioxidants. A lot of emphasis these days is put on antioxidants by dieticians and doctors.

Supply of probiotic or gut-friendly bacteria: probiotic bacteria are those friendly bacteria that are present in our digestive system. These bacteria actually help us in the digestion of food. Sometimes, due to the use of antibiotics, along with invading bacteria, these friendly bacteria are also killed. The fall in their numbers can cause digestive problems that can be solved by eating pickles made without the use of vinegar. Naturally fermented salt pickles encourage the growth of these friendly bacteria, which will replenish the numbers in our digestive system and restore our health.


Supply of essential minerals and vitamins: fresh pickles, dips or chutneys are made from leafy vegetables or herbs such as coriander, curry leaves, spinach, parsley, and amaranth. These fresh pickles are interesting and appetizing ways of making children eat their share of leafy vegetables and herbs, which are otherwise boring for children. Eating freshly made pickles not only tastes good, but they also supply essential vitamins such as vitamin c, a, k, folate and minerals like iron, calcium, and potassium. Vitamins and minerals are vital micronutrients which protect us from diseases, help us build immunity, bone strengthening, vision protection, curing anemia, and various other functions.

Diabetes control: studies have shown that consuming vinegar based pickles improves hemoglobin levels in diabetic patients, which in turn helps in controlling diabetes. The acetic acid present in vinegar has been noted to be responsible for this phenomenon. However, care must be taken to avoid the consumption of salted pickles as excess salt increases blood pressure.

Improves digestion: in india, indian gooseberry or amla (phyllanthus emblica) is one of the favourite fruits that are pickled. This fruit is believed to possess several health benefits according to ayurveda treatments and moreover, since amla is a seasonal fruit, unripe amla pickles are prepared. It is customary practice in some indian families to have amla pickle as the first course or an appetizer as it is believed that amla pickle improves digestion.

Liver protection: apart from benefits such as improved digestion, amla or gooseberry pickle also has hepatoprotective properties. Studies have shown that when amla extracts were administered on lab animals with chemical-induced hepatotoxicity or liver damage, the damage was reduced significantly.

Reduces ulcers: ulcers are internal wounds caused due to a failure of mucus membranes and acid interaction on tissues. Particularly, gastric ulcers are caused by a weakening of mucous membrane and hyperacidity. Regular consumption of amla or indian gooseberry pickles also help in reducing ulcers, if any.

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I had sex with my girlfriend a week ago. She's 18 years old. We did not use protection ,I gave her an Ipill within 2 hours. From past 2 days she has bleeding in her vagina and normally her menstrual cycle starts at 18th of every month and now today her menstrual cycle has started. Shall I go for a pregnancy check up? Or this happens usually! please let me know fast as I'm very tensed about this as I do not have any information about how an Ipill works and what all happens after giving the tablet.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Jodhpur
I had sex with my girlfriend a week ago. She's 18 years old. We did not use protection ,I gave her an Ipill within 2 ...
first of all dont worry..she will not be pregnant she is seeing side effects of ipill nothing to worry..within few days she will be all right. with ipill periods will disturb so nothing to worry.. avoid excessive use of ipill in futurr. use precautions like ipill etc
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Mere girlfriend ko 2 july ko period aya tha. Mai 9 july ko protection use ker ke sex kiya tha. Fir 21 july ko bina protection ka sex kiya. Aaj 2nd august ho gya per period nhi hai. Kya meri girlfriend pregnent ho gyi hai. Kya kru please give me advice & help.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Mere girlfriend ko 2 july ko period aya tha. Mai 9 july ko protection use ker ke sex kiya tha. Fir 21 july ko bina pr...
After 7 days delay ie on 09 aug pl tell her to do pregnancy test. If negative it should be repeated after another 7 days.
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