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Dt. Shona

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore

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Dear Sir/ Madam, May you suggest for Best homeopathic/ biochemical medicine for weight loss, my age 56 and weight around 82 kgs. Due to seating job and slow movement my it was happen and my belly also big. So please help in this regard. Thanks.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Dear Sir/ Madam,
May you suggest for Best homeopathic/ biochemical medicine for weight loss, my age 56 and weight aro...
Hello. Weight gain can be due to unhealthy diet or excessive intake of fried things and carbs in diet or due to sedentary life or due to metabolic disorder. First you have to remove these causes to get fit. Eat healthy to stay healthy. Drink lots of water. Avoid full cream milk and milk products. Avoid regular tea. Start gteen tea 2-3 cups daily. Start regular walk or yoga. It will burns extra calories. Avoid sweets and all bakery products. Reduce carbohydrates in diet. These will help you. For medicine you can consult me privately. Homeopathy has very good results in reducing weight.
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BHMS
Homeopath, Solan

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SWINE FLU. DO's and DON'Ts

MBBS, MD - Community Medicine
General Physician, Jaipur
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SWINE FLU. DO's and DON'Ts
----“DO’S”--- Wash your hands with soap and water regularly. Keep youth and nose covered with mask or handkerchief or tissue paper while coughing and sneezing. Drink lot of water and eat healthy food. Take adequate sleep. Consult doctor if symptoms of swine flu appears. Keep at least three feet distance from patient. Health care personnel should cover their face with mask. ---“DON’T”--- Don’t spit in open space. Don’t touch your eye, nose, mouth, frequently. Don’t visit crowded places. Don’t share towel, handkerchief, or clothes. Don’t take medicines without consulting doctor.

4 Easy Tips for Taking Homeopathic Medicines

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Delhi
4 Easy Tips for Taking Homeopathic Medicines

We all know that the homeopathic system of medicine is side effect free, so apparently there is no harm if these medicines are not consumed in an appropriate manner. But the only issue of concern here is that the medicines would be less effective if you are not consuming them in the right manner. So here are a few tips that you necessarily need to keep in mind while following a homeopathic medicine course.

1. Never touch the medicines
Ideally you should never touch the homeopathic medicines with your bare hands, fingers or palm. This is because touching them reduces their potency, thereby declining their efficiency. Additionally, never use printed papers which contain ink like pages torn from a book, newspapers, etc. For handling homeopathic medicine. This is because the ink may react with the medicines, thereby hampering its efficiency. Always use bottle caps or plain papers provided along with the medicines.

2. Follow the thirty minute rule
This particular rule states that you should not ideally consume any food half an hour before and half an hour after consuming the homeopathic medicine dosage. This is done so that any other elements present inside the food do not react with the medicines, hence making them less effective.

3. Stay away from addictive substances
Addictive behaviors such as smoking or chewing tobacco, drinking alcohol and doing drugs are considered to have a nullifying effect on the homeopathic medications that you are exposed to. Thus it is desirable not to engage in such acts, till the time your homeopathic medications continues.

4. Strong smelling edibles 
You can have garlic and onion with homeopathic medicine, but make sure there is a gap of one hour before you consume them, either before or after. The strong smelling edibles will not hamper the medicinal effect, if taken 1 hour before or after the medicine.

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Hi I have taken copper T for 3 year it one year over but threads are now not visible is there any serious issue? But I am not having any sorts of problem nor any pain and my periods are also normal and on date please suggest me.

M.B.B.S, Post Graduate Diploma In Maternal & Child Health
Gynaecologist, Bokaro
Hi I have taken copper T for 3 year it one year over but threads are now not visible is there any serious issue? But ...
There are two risks of thread not being visible. Firstly, there is the chance that it got expelled and risk of pregnancy increases. Secondly, it may have shifted from its normal position. Since there are no symptoms, there is no need to panic. Yet, it is desirable to meet a gynaecologist to get the threads located.
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As much as 75% of a nut is fat. But eating fat doesn't necessarily make you fat. So how to fit?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
As much as 75% of a nut is fat. But eating fat doesn't necessarily make you fat. So how to fit?
If your metabolism is correct you will stay fit with balanced food and required workout and exercises.
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Hi this is tirumala my kid is 3years old and his weight is only 7kgs, he looks very thin and leen he will not take diet properly also. Which type of food I should give him to get normal weight please suggest me.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Hi this is tirumala my kid is 3years old and his weight is only 7kgs, he looks very thin and leen he will not take di...
Hi are 6 ways to gain weight healthily: 1. Eating 5 to 6 meals a day in order to gain weight, start eating 5-6 meals a day by breaking them into parts. Eating a lot at once may cause indigestion if the body fails to absorb all nutrients. Eat in small amounts, even if you are not hungry and there will be an increase in appetite from day to day. The aim should be to have a generously portioned breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as two to three snacks in between. 2. Start weight training if you build your muscles through weight training, it will convert the extra weight into lean body mass and also stimulate your appetite. The extra muscle increases the rate of metabolism. When you start exercising you will often experience extreme muscle soreness but it goes away in 3-5 days. 3. Load up on protein besides weight training, a protein-rich diet can help you gain mass. Eating a meal heavy in protein shortly after finishing exercise can be highly effective in adding extra pounds to your body. However, a diet focused only on lean protein is not helpful. It is important to make sure that your diet has plenty of fat in it. Eat foods rich in protein like cheese, meat, eggs, etc to gain weight in a healthy manner. 4. Workout your entire body a lot of people focus only on training the muscles on their arms, chest and shoulders and this is a grave error. Firstly, it will give you a disproportionate body; and it will make you prone to injuries. Therefore, it's important to work out the entire body for a complete and balanced look. 5. Drink your calories to reach the calorie requirement only by eating may be tough. Drinking milk, milkshakes or protein shakes with little or no sugar can be an effective way to load up on the calorie requirements. 6. Be patient and believe in yourself gaining weight quickly in a healthy manner is unrealistic. Every body type is different and it takes months to gain weight. Living healthy by eating the right diet will increase your strength. It is also important to keep following the routine even if you don't see any gains. Caution: junk food and fried foods must be avoided; although have a tendency to add more fat to your body but are very low in vitamins and minerals which are essentially required to keep you really fit.
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I am 22 year boy my height is 162 cm and weight is 45 kg. Is this perfect? Suggest me how to gain weight.

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
I am 22 year boy my height is 162 cm and weight is 45 kg. Is this perfect? Suggest me how to gain weight.
Generally, people take wrong path to gain weight in absence of proper knowledge and start eating high calories food like pizzas, parathas and other junk foods. One can gain weight but results would not be favorable at all. These things may lead to low metabolism, weak digestion system, apart from that high blood pressure, high sugar and other heart related issues may occur. So this is not at all a good way to gain weight common issues due to being under-weight are: ? Bone loss ? Heart problems ? Infertility ? Anaemia and ? Weak immune system According to Ayurveda following are the foods which are very helpful in weight gain: ? Figs (Anjeer) ? Raisin (Kishmish) ? Ashwagandha powder ? Shtaravi powder ? Dates (Khajoor) ? banana ? mango ? Clarified buttor (Ghee) ? Milk ? Honey
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I am diabetic TYPE 2 Morning I am taking Diabetic Guard, Kerala/Gurmar/jamoon ras And homeopathy tablets. In fasting Blood sugar showing 220. Kindly give suggestion.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am diabetic TYPE 2
Morning I am taking Diabetic Guard, Kerala/Gurmar/jamoon ras
And homeopathy tablets. In fasting ...
your fasting blood sugar is not showing that your diabetes is controlled. U need to change your medications.
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Will doing crunches help lose belly fat?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Family Welfare
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Will doing crunches help lose belly fat?

Will doing crunches help lose belly fat?

Even if you did 1,000 crunches every day, you'd unlikely trim the fat around your belly. That's because crunches tone the muscles that lie underneath your fat, but they do very little to help you lose weight - which is the key to shrinking your belly.

Any exercise will burn calories but no exercise will burn fat unless your diet allows it. You can burn fat in your sleep or you can run all day and never burn any fat. It all depends on your diet.

Fat loss is determined by calorie control, not by exercise. Good exercises for burning calories are walking, running, biking, swimming, and ANY other physical activity which makes you move a lot of weight for a long time. But NO exercise is good for burning fat if you eat too many calories because you can always eat more calories than you can burn.

Too many people waste energy and time because they do not understand this one simple point. The result is too often giving up in frustration, disuse of gym memberships they continue to pay for, and many other unnecessary problems not the least of which is a lack of success.

Crunches will have almost no effect on fat loss. And you cannot spot reduce.

It is not possible to lose fat only from a specific part of your body of your choosing. Where your body stores and removes fat is determined by your genetics and there is nothing you can do to change that short of radical procedures such as liposuction. And, in general, where it stores fat first is where it will lose it last and visa verse. The world of health and fitness has an unfortunate abundance of myths and spot reduction is one of them. There is no exercise, no pill, no supplements, no spa treatment, and no natural way to spot reduce. Your only choice is to create a caloric deficit with a healthy and balanced diet (nutrient rich), burn fat, and wait for it to leave the desired body parts.

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I m trying to lose my weight for months. But the result is not satisfactory. Is there any medical way to lose weight.

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
I m trying to lose my weight for months. But the result is not satisfactory. Is there any medical way to lose weight.
It would be better for you to substitute your coffee with green tea as it has natural antioxidants as well as will help in reducing your appetite. •Consume two or three cups of green tea every day to burn fat and calories in your body and to improve your metabolism. •The caffeine in the green tea helps in proper functioning of the heart and also reduces bad cholesterol in your body.
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More eating bread what type of problems happening and how that problems may solving. Kindly give advise.

MBBS
General Physician,
More eating bread what type of problems happening and how that problems may solving. Kindly give advise.
More breads may lead to acidity and constipation with disturb digestive system but the conditions differ from person to person.
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I am 49 yrs. Old suffering from diabetes. My sugar level fasting and after lunch is above 225 and sugar is found in using. What care I have to take to control the sugar level and live normal life.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I am 49 yrs. Old suffering from diabetes. My sugar level fasting and after lunch is above 225 and sugar is found in u...
Dear Lybrate User, One of the major nutritional substance required for human body is carbohydrate. We take carbohydrate in the form of rice, wheat, sugar etc. The complex molecules of carbohydrate are broken down into simple glucose molecules during digestion & released in the blood stream to be absorbed by the muscle cells. Muscle cells utilise the glucose molecules to release energy by breaking down those glucose molecules. Insulin hormone plays a vital role in the absorption of the glucose molecules by the muscle cells. In abnormal conditions, either due to less production of insulin or due to resistance to insulin, the process of absorption of glucose by the muscles comes to a stand still. The glucose molecules remains in the bloodstream which results in the increase in the blood sugar level. The failure of utilisation of the glucose molecules by the muscle cells results in production of less energy than normal condition. This is externally manifested as the fatigue & tiredness of the patient. This excess amount of blood sugar compels the kidney to function more than normal level in order to excrete the blood sugar molecules through urine. As a result the patient suffers from frequent urination. This abnormal condition is clinically known as DIABETES MELLITUS. Once a patient is diagnosed with Diabetes he has to take regular medicine to keep his blood sugar level within normal limits. However, the patient does not need to take medicine unless his/her Post. Prandial Blood Sugar level reaches 200. If Post. Prandial Blood Sugar level reaches 200 then patient can take Homoeopathic Mother Tincture GYMNEMA SYLVESTRA Q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. Along with intake of medicines the patient need to walk at least 1 hour daily without any interval. In order to decrease the intake of carbohydrate in diet the patient should avoid rice, sweet dishes, fruits, cold drinks, fast foods, alcoholic beverages, potato etc
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I am thin, I want to gain weight. I am 25 years and my weight is appro. 47 kg. Suggest me best way to gain weight.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Pharmacy
Ayurveda, Mumbai
I am thin, I want to gain weight. I am 25 years and my weight is appro. 47 kg.
Suggest me best way to gain weight.
To increase weight n strength you should consume high calorie nutritious diet including lots of vitamins, minerals, fats and carbohydrates. Food rich in proteins will build up your muscles. Pulses ; fish, eggs, sprouts, soyabean, paneer etc. Including healthy fats such as ghee butter cheese milk will increase your weight and will givep you strength. Continue eating banana and all other seasonal fruits. In dry fruits khajoor is best to increase weight. Eat heavy breakfast like halwa, paratha, sheera, kheer with adequate amount of ghee and dry fruits in it. Stop oily n food. Stop junk food and outside food. Including eggs n chicken will be good for weight gain. Do regular yoga and meditation. Start ashwagandha capsule 2capsules three times a day for 3 months. Shatavari ghrita 2-2 swamala 2-2.
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I have dehydration problem Which medicine I will take for dehydration? Please help.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have dehydration problem Which medicine I will take for dehydration? Please help.
Hi lybrate user. Take ors powder with water for avoid dehydration. Drink 7 to 8 glass water in a day.
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How can I reduce my weight. I am 26 yes old 5.9 ft tall, weighing 95 kgs. I need a suggestion from doctor to decrease my weight.

B.Sc- Food Technology, M.Sc - Food Technology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
How can I reduce my weight. I am 26 yes old 5.9 ft tall, weighing 95 kgs. I need a suggestion from doctor to decrease...
Eat frequently in every 2 hours and drink warm water. Have a banana first thing in the morning after 10 mins of waking up and always have dinner within 2 hrs of sunset. If sun sets at 6 pm, have dinner max by 8 pm. Dinners are mostly the reason of weight gain.
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Plz sir my problem in low energy. please help sir. please sir kya ki jo energy bataye.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Lybrate user, To, gain stamina & energy you need to follow the under noted tips.  • You should take, 1200-1600 calories through dietary regulation  •  Tk, apples, carrots,cheese, ripened mangoes, soya been, peas, potatoes,rajma, papaya,bananas, milk,pumpkins, tomatoes,spinach, almonds,walnuts, chicken soup, to provide amino acid, omega-3 to feel healthy.  •Tk, banana with hot milk and butter in d breakfast. •Add, ghee in lunch with sprouts, salad, & fruits, providing adequate nutrition. •go for aerobics for 30 mnts. • Go for meditation ,yoga to reduce your stress and to nourish cells, tissues to enshape your body & to restore your energy, lost.  ⁃ go for cycling, jogging,skipping, hanging on a bar in a garden, either.   ⁃  Tk, plenty of water free from contaminants to eliminate toxins &'regulate your metabolism to absorb protein, preventing constipation vitamins, minerals, energy & other important substance essential to upkeep ,repair & energise the body. •, your diet b easily digestible, simple, non - irritant, on time. •Tk, Homoeo medicine which are gentle in use, acts rapidly without any adverse effect, thereof @ AlfalfaQ-10'drops, thrice with little water. Ensure, sound sleep, for 7 hrs, at least in d night.  • Your feedback will highly b appreciated for further, follow up, please. Tk care.
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Diabetes May Cause Depression, Depression Can Cause Diabetes

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Diabetes May Cause Depression, Depression Can Cause Diabetes

Diabetes is a state where the body suffers from lack of energy due to poor metabolic state. This is construed as depression in many patients as they already feel lethargic and subdued. The fatigued state of body in diabetes can be alleviated by exercise which raises endorphins - substances which are released in the body especially by exercise - providing us the necessary elation so much necessary for our recovery

Managing diabetes may make a person feel alone and set apart from their friends and family due to the number of dietary restrictions they need to follow. Additionally, if the person has trouble controlling their blood sugar level, it may make him frustrated and anxious. Over time, these negative emotions can build up into depression.

Depression can make a person lose his sense of purpose and can make regular tasks feel like too much to handle. Thus, a depressed person may stop taking care of himself. The lack of energy can lead to a loss of appetite or unhealthy snacking. This can trigger fluctuations in blood sugar levels that worsen diabetes.

Thus, depression and diabetes have a cyclic relationship. The good news is that these two diseases can be treated together and managing one of these diseases can have a positive effect on the other as well.

Here are a few ways to treat diabetes and depression:

  1. Regular Exercise: Regular exercise is very beneficial towards treating, both depression and diabetes. Exercise helps regulate blood sugar levels and hence can help control diabetes. It also helps in reducing excess weight, which can enhance your self image and make you feel happier. Simultaneously, it also releases endorphins or the 'feel good' brain chemical. This can help alleviate depression symptoms.
  2. A Balanced Diet: A balanced diet is essential for good health and can help manage, both these disorders. Along with a balanced diet, there is also a need to abstain from snacking between meals. Reducing the amount of sugar in your meals helps stabilize blood sugar level and control fluctuations. Stable blood sugar level keep a person from becoming increasingly anxious and can thus prevent depression.
  3. Restful Sleep: A good night's sleep can treat, both diabetes and depression. If you have proper sleep, you will awake feeling refreshed and energetic. This positive energy balances the negativity of depression, lowers the urge to snack and helps in stabilizing blood sugar level.
  4. Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy or in particular cognitive behavioral therapy has been proven beneficial towards treating depression. This in turn gives a person the motivation needed to manage his diabetes as well.
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I am losing my weight last 3 months. I eat healthy foods. I don't eat fast foods. What is the problem in my body? How increase my weight?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am losing my weight last 3 months. I eat healthy foods. I don't eat fast foods. What is the problem in my body? How...
Hello, Homoeopathic medicines are less invasive and have more herbal approach towards gaining the weight. There are a number of homoeopathic medicines, which treat the root cause behind the body’s inability to gain weight or bulk up. 1. Take alfalfa tonic (wsi), 2 – 2 tsp. Thrice a day, half an hour before meals. 2. Calcarea phos 200, 5 drops, once in aweek, morning empty stomach for 2 weeks. 3. Take eggs, milk, butter, bananas, potatoes, mangoes, figs, oats, soyabean and dry fruits. 4. Do light exercises regularly to keep your body active. 5. Get your CBC test done and share the reports. These homoeopathic and dietary addition will increase your appetite and give your metabolism a healthy boost.
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