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3 Ways To Treat Vaginal Dryness

Sexual Health Clinic
Sexologist, Delhi
3 Ways To Treat Vaginal Dryness

Are you experiencing reduced libido along with intense dryness in your genitals? Loss of libido is a tough thing to cope with in women. In spite of having a great sex life, your vaginal area can become nonresponsive because of several reasons. You might not even know what is happening and the reasons which are causing the condition. These conditions are common in the menopause stage in women.

Reasons for decreased libido and vaginal dryness:

1. Several changes occur in a woman’s body during the menopause stage. The sex hormones, which include estrogen and progesterone start decreasing. This may lower your libido, cause vaginal dryness and affect your sex life to a great extent.

2. Testosterone is the sex hormone which turns you on or gets you into the mood for having sex. When the production of this hormone is insufficient, the urge for having sex gets affected and reaching an orgasm gets even harder.

3. The decrease in estrogen production causes several physical changes in a woman. The blood circulation to your sexual organs gets reduced, making you less sensitive to any kind of sexual stimulation. It also leads to vaginal dryness. The walls of the vagina also become thin due to which penetration may get painful.

Remedies for decreased libido:

1. You should start practicing breathing exercises and do meditation for at least thirty minutes every day. This will enable you to eliminate stress, which is a primary trigger for decreased libido.

2. For balancing the estrogen levels, you should consume phytoestrogenic tea and supplements. Some important herbs which you should take include black cohosh, red clover and dong quai.

3. You should also consume aphrodisiac food items. Garlic is such a food item, which contains allicin and increases the blood flow to the vagina. Dark chocolate can also be taken.

Remedies for vaginal dryness:

Several conventional vaginal lubricants may lead to irritation, infection and dryness of the vagina.

1. You should always use a natural lubricant, which is not associated with side effects and works effectively. Natural lubricants such as tea tree oil, coconut oil and vitamin E based oils provide effective vaginal lubrication. They also moisturize and repair the vagina.

2. You must keep fit and active. Regular cardio or yoga sessions will help with enhanced blood flow to your sexual organs, making you feel wet.

3. You should drink plenty of water and always stay hydrated in order to prevent dryness in the vagina.

Most importantly, it is a good idea to continue having sex. If you shy away and do not make any effort, the problem of decrease in libido will continue. Therefore, sex is the best way of encouraging your body. Proper communication with your partner is also necessary.

Hi I recently asked what will happen if some tissue paper is left inside teeth while filling. Most of the doctors said that the filling will fall out. I want to know why will the filling fall out even when the filling is put in layers and the tissue paper is at the bottom beneath all the layers of filling. Thank you.

Dentist, Bangalore
Hi I recently asked what will happen if some tissue paper is left inside teeth while filling. Most of the doctors sai...
Most important factor for filling to stay in place is bonding. Bonding can either be chemical with the help of bonding agents used for composite fillings or directly of the cement like glass ionomer with the tooth surface. It varies from one cement material to another. In your case it is hard to understand why tissue paper was left? In this case tissue paper fibers will interfere with the bonding and definitelt increase the chance of failure of restoration.
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Busted: 6 Common Myths About Acne

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Surat
Busted: 6 Common Myths About Acne

You may have heard a lot about teen acne and things related to it, especially its nature and solutions to cure this skin condition. However, there are several misconceptions about acne. Many facts regarding the cause and remedy for acne, which are commonly talked about, are incorrect. Here are some myths and facts about teen acne you should know about:

  1. Tanning clears the skin: A tan may act as a temporary mask to prevent acne. However, the sun dries up the skin and irritates it. This may further lead to acne breakout. There is no link between exposure to the sun and acne prevention, and the rays of the sun can cause damage to the skin. You should always use a sunscreen while going out in the sun.
  2. Wash your face to prevent acne breakouts: Washing your face helps in removing the dirt and oil from the pores of the skin. However, too much washing may cause dryness and irritation, triggering more acne breakout. You should not scrub your face and use a mild soap or a facewash to wash your face.
  3. Popping pimples will help in faster elimination: Popping pimples makes them less noticeable for some time, but it causes the pimples to last longer. When you squeeze a pimple, you push bacteria, dead skin cells and oil back into the skin. This causes increased swelling and reddening. It might also cause a red or brown scar, which takes a lot of time to disappear. Some of these scars last forever.
  4. Stress leads to acne: The normal daily stress a teenager faces does not lead to acne. However, in the case of stressful periods, such as dealing with the death of a loved one or facing parent’s divorce, the skin produces extra oil or sebum. This does not always mean that you will get more zits and pimples.
  5. Acne is curable: Acne is not curable. It is chronic in nature and may last for a very long time. It is like a continuous situation which keeps on recurring on the skin. It may come and go several times and in case you are prone to acne, you will face a hard time dealing with it.
  6. Pimples occur overnight: Another common misconception regarding acne is that pimples occur overnight. The truth is that a pimple takes weeks to develop but it may surface while you are asleep. The process of acne development is a complicated one and involves four steps.

Many people think that applying cold water closes pores and hot water opens pores. This is not true as the pores present all over your face do not have muscles. They cannot open and close.

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Ayurvedic Treatment for Premature Ejaculation

PG Diploma in YOGA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Ayurvedic Treatment for Premature Ejaculation

The problem of premature ejaculation (PE) is very common among men and one that many men are hesitant to talk about as they feel that it has a direct bearing on their sexual prowess. Ayurveda describes the problem as occurring due to an aggravation of the Pitta dosha and imbalance in Apana Vata in our body. When this happens, the semen loses its stability. Additionally, this aggravated Pitta then moves up the channels that carry semen and with imbalanced Apana Vata, causing the semen to get ejaculated with minimal sexual stimulation. Even biological and psychological causes can be at the heart of your ejaculation problem. 

Reasons you should consider an Ayurvedic treatment for your premature ejaculation issues: 

  • Ayurveda believes that PE is completely normal and can be treated through natural methods. 
  • Ayurvedic remedies are suggested accordingly to resolve the imbalance that occurs between Pitta and Vata doshas before sexual activity. 
  • Helps in controlling the hyperactivity that the muscles of the penis experience, leading to an increase in sensitivity and early ejaculation. 
  • Remedies that are suggested restore the harmony of your body's hormones as well as improve your ejaculatory mechanism. 
  • The natural remedies also help in improving your sex drive. 
  • The Ayurvedic remedies act as stress busters without causing any side effects. 
  • Additionally, problems associated with anxiety and stress during sexual activity is effectively dealt with counselling, use of rejuvenating herbs, meditation, and yoga

There are a number of Herbs used in Ayurveda to enhance sexual potency like Safed Musali, Kaunch, Ashwagandha, Gokshur, Jaiphal, Javitri etc. Using these herbs definitely, restores the harmony of the reproductive system ultimately boosting sexual potency and very helpful in managing Premature Ejaculation. 

Recommendations on lifestyle and diet are also made like increasing the consumption of foods that cool down your body like butter, milk, almonds and so on; and reducing the intake of foods that aggravate your pitta dosha like spicy and salty foods. Excessive masturbation with unhealthy dietary habits aggravates the condition. If you would like to consult with me privately, please click on 'Consult'.

What is the normal level of testosterone? And also please guide me the herbs to boost the testosterone.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
What is the normal level of testosterone? And also please guide me the herbs to boost the testosterone.
TOTAL TESTOSTERONE LEVELS SEX ng/dlng/ml Females6 - 860.1 - 1.2 Males270 - 11002.4 - 12 Fenugreek is an herb that has been shown to aid in sexual stimulation. A proprietary fenugreek extract, Testofen, has shown promising results in boosting libido and testosterone levels in human studies. Use 600 mg daily. Tribulus is an herb that has been used traditionally in ayurvedic medicine as an aphrodisiac.
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I am 18 years old. I'm suffering from acne and pimple problem. I've taken homeopathic for around 7 months and 2 bottles of berberis aquifolium, and 1 bottle of Safi. Still no results. Please help me to get rid of them.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda, PG Diploma in Yoga Vignana
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
I am 18 years old. I'm suffering from acne and pimple problem. I've taken homeopathic for around 7 months and 2 bottl...
Use Himalaya Neem tab 1 tab trice a day along with surakta syrup (Baidyanath) 15 ml twice a day for one month. Wash your face twice a day with Neem face wash or Azac soap and apply Clarina ointment on the pimples and pimples marks. Avoid eating oily and spicy food. If possible eat one citrus fruit like orange or sweet lime per day! follow this regime and you shall have a glowing face without any marks and acne.
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My height is 164 cm and my weight is 47 kg I want to gain weight .I am eating well but I feel hungry very often .Please suggest some healthy south indian food to gain some weight without belly fat.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
My height is 164 cm and my weight is 47 kg I want to gain weight .I am eating well but I feel hungry very often .Plea...
South Indian food induces smartness in human being while Punjabi food which is normally rich in fat, induces muscularity. U may enjoy punjabi dishes off n on. This will not only give you some different taste but also weight gain through diet. Dairy products milk, curd, clarified butter (Ghee), cheese may also help which are also a part of diet in south India.
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I had protected sex in the the 1st week of July. I've also got my periods twice during this time, the first one was late by around 1 week and it occurred approximately around 20th of July while the 2nd one occurred on 16th of august. But recently I'm having some health issues which are similar to the ones which occur during pregnancy. These are: 1. Continued weakness 2. Frequent back ache 3. Head ache 4. Occasional chest pain (below and in between the breasts) 5. Loss of appetite 6. Mood swings 7. Also, along with these symptoms I've also noticed that recently I've become more vulnerable to mosquito bites. I wanted to go for Beta hCG test but the pathology supervisor advised me not to do so without proper consultation and based on my symptoms advised me to get the following tests done, 1. CBC-5, EDTA WHOLE BLOOD 2. GLUCOSE RANDOM, PLASMA 3. THYROID PANEL, SERUM So my main concern is that, is there any chance of me getting pregnant and should I go for any sort of pregnancy test or am I just over thinking. I'm 21 years old and am unmarried and don't want to get pregnant right now. Kindly help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Nashik
I had protected sex in the the 1st week of July. I've also got my periods twice during this time, the first one was l...
My opinion is you r not pregnant. For confirmation you can do UPT at home. No need of Beta HCG. The symptoms described by you are signs of general debility and stress. Kindly get the UPT done and just take medicine for general debility. Do not worry. I'd suggest you to consult me personally if you seem it necessary. I hope, I have answered your queries.
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5 Foods That Improve Your Eyesight!

MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology, Vitreoretina and Uvea
Ophthalmologist, Gurgaon
5 Foods That Improve Your Eyesight!

It is true that the foods you eat cannot get back your eyesight. It is also true that the foods that you eat can never increase your vision powers. Then you might ask why go through all the trouble of writing articles which state the foods that are beneficial for vision.

A well-made point! But the real truth is while the foods cannot affect the performance of your vision; there are many foods that are needed to maintain a healthy vision. These foods are beneficial and are necessary to preserve the line of sight and are also valuable in sustaining them further damage. Let us give them a thought in detail

Vitamins A, C, and E form the main components when it comes to vision. Always choose a food that has ample doses of these substances and makes it a regular habit. Some of the foods that are high in them are:

  1. Bell Peppers: Not many people know that the brightly coloured bell peppers are a nutritional powerhouse that could help reduce the risk of poor vision. They have ample quantities of Vitamin A and C and in addition to that bell peppers are fat-free, low-calorie, and contain fiber. Give them a shot and see the benefits in the long run.
  2. Carrots: There cannot be an article written about eye sight without the mention of carrots. They have rich traces of Vitamin A and they help to reduce the impact of both cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Try having them in its raw format rather than a cooked format to get hold of all the vitamins.
  3. Greens (Spinach, Kale, Leafy Vegetables): There is an age-old saying that the colour green is good for the eyes. This holds true even in the case of green vegetables. Green vegetables like spinach and kale are rich sources of vitamin C and are loaded with antioxidants. They also protect your eyes from UV rays and the direct damage to your eyes from the sun’s rays. Use it as per your imagination and you can have them in salads, soups or as a dip.
  4. Blueberries: Blueberries are also packed with antioxidants and they are beneficial for the overall health and wellness of your eyes health and wellness. They are also high in the soluble fiber, which can help lower cholesterol. You can simply wash them and pop those in your mouth or you can add it as a delicacy to your cereal and porridge.
  5. Sweet Potatoes: Just like carrots, sweet potatoes too have high carotene levels and they are effective in reducing the stress of your eyes. They also soothe your eyes to a great extent and can be beneficial in maintaining the robustness of your eyes. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ophthalmologist.
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Hallucination - 5 Common Types!

Psychiatrist, Chandigarh
Hallucination - 5 Common Types!

Do you think hallucination involves only seeing things which are not real? There is much more to it actually and you may even smell or touch something, which does not exist. Hallucinations occur from various causes, primarily because of mental illnesses and nervous system disorders in your body. It is important for you to know about the different types of hallucinations, which are commonly experienced, along with their causes.

Types of hallucinations

  1. Hearing voices: This is known as auditory hallucinations in which you hear sounds and voices coming from within your mind or from outside. These voices might talk to each other as if they are trying to tell you something.
  2. Seeing things: This is called visual hallucination in which you see things, which actually do not exist. You might observe snakes crawling on your hands, but it is unreal. You can also see flashes of lights, and spots or shapes of bright colors.
  3. Smelling things: This type of hallucination is called olfactory hallucination in which you might sense a certain odor coming from your body, or from your surroundings.
  4. Tasting things: Known as gustatory hallucinations, you might find an odd or weird taste in something you are eating or drinking.
  5. Feeling things: This phenomenon is called tactile hallucination. You may feel that you are being tickled, or poked in spite of no one being around you. You might also feel that insects or snakes are crawling under your skin. Feeling a blast of hot air on the face is also likely.

Causes of hallucinations

  1. Schizophrenia accounts for being the primary cause of hallucinations and above 70% of the patients with this condition suffer from visual hallucinations, while others hear voices.
  2. Parkinson’s disease is another disease, which causes visual hallucinations in patients.
  3. Alzheimer’s disease and certain other types of dementia also account for causing hallucinations because of changes in the brain.
  4. People suffering from migraines may experience a form of visual hallucination known as aura. It resembles a crescent of multicolored light.
  5. Brain tumor causes hallucinations based on its exact location. In case of brain tumor in an area which controls vision, visual hallucinations are indicated. Smell and taste hallucinations are also likely.
  6. The condition called Charles Bonnet syndrome causes visual hallucinations in patients with cataract, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
  7. Patients suffering from epilepsy are also prone to hallucinations. Different types of hallucinations are likely along with seizures, which are a common part of the condition. The exact type of hallucination caused depends on the part of your brain, which is affected by seizures. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.
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Gout - How To Get Over It Effectively?

MBBS, D.O. Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedist, Chandigarh
Gout - How To Get Over It Effectively?

Our bones and joints are what make us function on a day to day basis. It is, therefore, imperative that we take good care of them at all times. There are many conditions that can affect our skeletal system, and one of them is - Gout. While the link between the two may not be that obvious, gout happens to be a condition which is sometimes related to arthritis. Therefore, it is sometimes known by the name 'gouty arthritis'.

While the issue may be severely painful, it does not mean that it cannot be reduced. And of course, when a person has the option and cutting the pain caused by gout drastically, his or her natural response is likely to be 'why not?'

Why Does It Happen?

The main reason for the occurrence of gout is too much uric acid being present in the body. The limbs of the body swell up, especially the extremities and this is known to be very painful. In many cases of gout, the swelling is especially evident in the big toe. Flare ups can last hours on end and may even get longer.

The people who wish to get the gout that is putting him or her through so much pain treated, there are quite a few options at their disposal. There are pain relievers that can be consumed under the advice of a medically qualified professional. While these pain relievers do not treat gout, but can reduces the intensity of the symptoms. Daily doses can be recommended as per the requirement and severity of the situation.

How to Get Rid of Gout?

While some anti-inflammatory drugs may have their effect but no matter how bad the pain, aspirin is a drug that needs to be avoided. Intake of aspirin can make the problem even worse, which is the last thing a person would want!

The severe problems of gout can be dealt with the chemicals known as corticosteroids. Now, while these can provide some very effective pain relief, using them can be tricky due to certain side effects. One of these side effects is that since these chemicals are injected into the joints, they can significantly weaken them. The other side effect is that they slow the healing process of the wound. Both of these side effects are highly undesirable for any patients. These chemicals are usually prescribed by the doctors after a thorough analysis of patient's condition and history.

A person who drinks alcohol and suffers from severe condition of gout should look to scale back the amount which is consumed by him or her. This is because alcohol increases the amount of uric acid which is present in the blood. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Orthopedist.

Teenage Pregnancy - Know Everything About It!

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Teenage Pregnancy - Know Everything About It!

Expecting a baby is the best feeling for any woman but this may or may not be the case in teenage pregnancy. Getting pregnant at the early age can cause serious damage to her not only to her health but also her future. Any pregnancy that occurs in women under the age of 20 is termed as teenage pregnancy. It is classified as high-risk pregnancy which can cause grave danger to the mother as well as her unborn child.

Technically, a girl can become pregnant after sexual intercourse anytime after beginning ovulation. In common- speak, a girl can become pregnant after she begins menstruating.

Risks of Teenage Pregnancy
Usually what happens is that a teenager gets pregnant against her wish… She doesn’t plan to but gets pregnant maybe due to unprotected sex. This increases the risk to both her and her baby.
It usually leads to a lag in her accessing and getting prenatal care. This can lead to problems later on like-

  1. High blood pressure
  2. Premature births
  3. Low birth weight

Controlling high blood pressure during pregnancy and getting regular prenatal care is the single most important thing that a pregnant teen can do for her own and her baby’s health.

High BP
Teenage mothers are at high risk for suffering from high BP which means they are at high risk for developing pre-eclampsia. This is a sudden increase in blood pressure after the 20th week of pregnancy and can be life-threatening for both the mother and the unborn baby. There are no proven ways to prevent it and most women who have signs of pre-eclampsia are monitored to lessen the harm and to avoid complications. The only way to cure pre-eclampsia is to deliver the baby. Usually, doctors manage high blood pressure in pregnancy by closely monitoring the baby, lifestyle changes by the mother and use of medicines. Compliance among teenagers for making lifestyle changes is usually low according to experts.

Premature Babies
Premature babies are also common in teenagers and these babies can have health problems at the drop of the hat because their organs did not have enough time to develop in the womb. Problems that they are prone to are-

Low-birth weight
Low birth weight babies are another risk of teenage pregnancies. These babies who weigh less than 5 pounds are at higher risk for health problems like delayed motor and social development or learning disabilities. They also become sick more often in the first days of life or develop infections.

Risks of low birth weight, premature labour, anemia, and pre-clampsia are linked to the low age of the mother and all of these are observed in teen births even after controlling for other risk factors such as prenatal care.

What can be done?
A pregnant teen, therefore, should do the following-

  • Get regular prenatal check-ups
  • Take vitamins and iron to prevent birth defects
  • Staying away from smoking, alcohol, and drugs to prevent birth defects
  • Use a condom during sex to prevent sexually transmitted diseases that could hurt the foetus

The only way to prevent teenage pregnancies is educational interventions and promotion of birth control. And both of these should be used to prevent these high-risk pregnancies. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gynaecologist.

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Bladder Leakage - Solutions To Help You Manage It!

Urologist, Delhi
Bladder Leakage - Solutions To Help You Manage It!

It is an extremely embarrassing situation to have a bladder leakage. Social life could be altered, with reduced socialising for fear of losing control in the presence of others. Though not discussed frankly, it is an extremely common issue and about 25 million people in the United States suffer from this, with 75% of these being women.

Treatment depends on the type of incontinence, such as stress, urge, overflow, functional, or mixed. It starts with least invasive methods like lifestyle changes moving over to surgical approaches.

Ways to manage it

With trips to the toilet increasing considerably when you have urinary incontinence, simple measures can help manage leakage.

  1. Bladder training: Train your bladder to control the urge for another 10 minutes. This happens by voluntarily contracting the muscles and holding up the urge to go to the toilet. Gradually, it will help increase the frequency of the visit to 4 to 6 hours.
  2. Scheduled toilet trips: Whether or not there is an urge, visit the toilet every 4 to 6 hours.
  3. Double emptying: Even after you have voided, force yourself to void one more time. The residual urine, which is almost always present in the bladder, also gets emptied.
  4. Food/diet modifications: Stress incontinence is worsened by alcohol, spicy foods, acidic foods, and caffeine. Avoiding these can help reduce bladder leakage.
  5. Kegel exercises: The simple repetition of contracting the pelvic floor muscles, holding it in place, and releasing it can do wonders for strengthening the pelvic floor. This can be done anywhere and any time of the day and is very effective for improving bladder control.
  6. Catheters: These can be used if the incontinence is short-lived; the person would need to learn how to safely insert and remove it.
  7. Absorbent pads and medical devices: The absorbent pads are helpful in preventing embarrassment during social situations. On the other hand, medical devices like pessary are inserted into the vagina to support the bladder neck and thereby prevent leakage from the bladder.
  8. Drugs: Anticholinergics/antimuscarinics are useful to control a leaking bladder. Botox injections can help paralyse the overactive bladder muscles and provide a solution. Topical oestrogen may be used in small amounts to improve tone and reduce incontinence. Alpha blockers are also used in some people with good results. There are muscles that relax the bladder and increase the amount of urine it can contain.
  9. Surgery: In the event that all these measures are not useful, surgical correction is possible. Sling procedure where an artificial mesh is used to support the urethra. Bladder neck suspension is where the bladder neck is given support to prevent leakage. If there is a pelvic organ prolapse, that is corrected to rectify the bladder leakage. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Urologist.
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Cardiomyopathy: Types and Treatments

Clinical Cardiology, MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Surat
Cardiomyopathy: Types and Treatments

Cardiomyopathy includes diseases involving the heart muscle. These diseases have various causes, types, symptoms and modes of treatment.

The heart muscle gets enlarged, thick or rigid. In several cases, the heart muscle tissue is replaced with a scar tissue. As this condition worsens, the heart gets weaker and the ability to pump blood is disrupted, which can cause heart failure or irregular beating of the heart. The weakened state of the heart can lead to valvar diseases.

The different types of cardiomyopathy are:

  • Hypertrophic CardiomyopathyThis is a common form and affects people of all ages. Men and women are affected equally. This condition arises due to the enlargement and thickening of the heart muscle. The ventricles, the septum and the lower heart chamber usually thicken, which causes obstruction in pumping of blood by the heart. This disease also causes stiffness in the ventricles, and cellular changes in the tissue.
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy: This form of cardiomyopathy develops due to the enlargement and weakening of the ventricles. The issue arises from the left ventricle and develops over time. It may even affect the right ventricle. More effort is put in by the heart muscles for pumping blood and slowly the heart is unable to pump blood effectively. This condition may lead to heart failure, valve diseases or blood clots in the heart.
  • Restrictive CardiomyopathyThis disease occurs due to the stiffening of the ventricles, without thickening of the walls of the heart. The ventricles are not allowed to relax and do not receive a sufficient volume of blood supply. This condition causes heart failure and valvar problems over time.
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia: This rare form of cardiomyopathy occurs when fat or fibrous tissues replace the muscle tissue of the right ventricle. This causes arrhythmias and disruption in the electrical signals of the heart. It generally affects teens and may cause cardiac arrest in athletes.
  • Unclassified Cardiomyopathy: Some types of cardiomyopathy of this category include left ventricular non compaction where the ventricles develop trabeculations. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is another disease where immense stress causes failure of the heart muscles.

Treatment: Many cases of cardiomyopathy come and go away on their own. Treatment for other cases depends on the severity and symptoms. The major treatment methods are:
Lifestyle changes meant for a healthier heart.

Modes of surgery for treatment of cardiomyopathy include:

Implant devices such as Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device, Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), Left ventricular assist device and pacemakers are fitted into the heart for better performance.

Cardiomyopathy can be of many different types, each arising from different situations and conditions. The mode of treatment depends on the severity of the complication or on the basis of symptoms. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Cardiologist.

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How to Overcome The Problem of Hairfall?

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Ghaziabad
How to Overcome The Problem of Hairfall?

In general, you lose about 50-100 strands of hair each day, but the loss is not visible as new hair grow in their place. However, if you lose more than a 100 strands in a day and more than 200 strands on the day you shampoo, you may be suffering from what is known as excessive hair fall. 

Certain factors or reasons may cause you to lose hair at an alarming rate, which are,

1. Thyroid problems
Your thyroid is responsible for your body?s overall functioning. The hormones (primarily T4 and T3), which it produces help in regulating metabolic activities. Problems with your thyroid gland can cause your hormone levels to rise or fall to unhealthy levels, which can result in hair fall. You can improve the functioning of your thyroid gland through a diet rich in calcium, iodine, magnesium, protein and Vitamins A, B and C.

2. Scalp infections
Infections of the scalp can also be one of the factors that may cause your hair to fall at an alarming rate. Of the different scalp infections, the ringworm scalp infection is the most common. Although this fungal infection can occur in any part of your body, when it develops on your scalp, you end up losing clumps of hair. Alongside the use of anti-fungal medications, even anti-fungal shampoos and creams can provide you with respite from the problem.

3. Poor diet
Gorging on unhealthy foods or going on a crash diet can result in the lack of essential nutrients in your body, which are required to maintain healthy hair. Furthermore, since hair is made of protein, having a balanced diet consisting of proteins and vitamin- rich foods is a must.

4. Stress
Stress gives rise to certain conditions such as alopecia areata, telogen effluvium (hair loss caused post-pregnancy or surgery) and trichotillomania (an impulsive need to pull your hair out), which can cause you to lose significant amount of hair. To avert a hair loss crisis caused by stress, make it a point to do some simple stress-reducing exercises, such as meditation or breathing exercises.

5. Hair styling products
Using hair styling products like hair colours and straighteners can cause you to experience hair fall problems. Your hair not only becomes dull and dry due to their use, but also becomes weak and brittle, leading to a gradual loss of hair. Regular oiling and use of homemade hair masks are some of the ways you can try to counter the negative effects of these hair styling products.

6. Cancer treatment
The drugs that are used in the treatment of cancer not only destroy the fast-growing cancer cells, but also the healthy blood cells in your body. For this reason, consuming foods that possess cancer-fighting properties (like oatmeal, tomato, almonds, garlic etc) is a sure-shot way of fighting the disease as well as averting any side-effects that may arise because of the treatment.

7. Alopecia areata
Lastly, hair fall can also be caused by alopecia areata, which is a kind of hair loss that takes place when your body?s immune system erroneously attacks your hair follicles, and prevents growth of new hair.

8. Genetics
The origin of your severe hair fall or baldness can be traced back to your ancestors. So, your genes can be a factor behind your hair fall problem. If this is the cause, your body then becomes unable to produce new hair.

Apart from the changes that you can make in your lifestyle to address the causes of your hair fall, there are also techniques out there that you can employ to permanently treat your problem, such as platelet rich plasma, mesotherapy, stem cell therapy, ozone activated platelet rich plasma & hair transplant. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.

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My wife having so much anger on my mother. Always she thinks about children. She thinks my mother separate children from her even though my parents are not staying with us. My father age is 75 years and my mother age is 69 years. My parents are very cool and no one from relatives or know people dislike on them except my Wife. She always this abnormal about my parents and she behaves almost same with her parents as well. I am only one son to my parents. Please advise what will be the best solution for her.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Lucknow
My wife having so much anger on my mother. Always she thinks about children. She thinks my mother separate children f...
She needs some counselling related to insight of her behaviour to be explained by expert such as psychiatrist or psychotherapist. After gain of insight that she is really doing wrong she can be motivated for some regular relaxation exercises and participation of healthy community such as yoga group can solve your problem but If this will not help then some medicines will certainly help you.
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I have started jogging/brisk walking 11 months ago. After 8 months I have started experiencing pain near knee. Consulted a doctor, he told its wear and tear of muscles. He advised me to take Rejoint tablet and calcigard Forte for 1 month. After 1 month I got relief and no pain was there. Again I started jogging/brisk walking, but pain started again after 4-5 days. Please advise what to do.

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Homeopath, Thrissur
I have started jogging/brisk walking 11 months ago. After 8 months I have started experiencing pain near knee. Consul...
Go for fitness exercises alone for coming days. That too slowly,- Stretching exercises, joint rotation (clock wise and anti clock wise for 5 times initially) etc will do good. Do it early morning for half an hour. Then relax for 10 minutes by lying on a mat. Balance protein food ,As per your KG weight consume in that much grams daily. Since protein is essential for building and repair process of cells.
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Garam Pani Ke Fayde in hindi - गरम पानी के फायदे

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Garam Pani Ke Fayde in hindi - गरम पानी के फायदे

पानी के महत्व से भला कौन अनजान है। बिना पानी के इस सरजमीं पर हम इंसानों का अस्तित्व ही खत्म हो जाएगा। हमारी हर एक्टिविटी खासकर वे जिनसे जीने का आधार हो वह पानी से ही शुरू और पानी से ही खत्म होती है। यूँ समझें कि पानी ऑक्सीजन की तरह हमारे लिए अहम है और अगर गर्मपानी हम अपनी रूटीन लाइफ में शामिल करें तो यह दवा की तरह हमपर असर करता वो भी बिना किसी साइड इफ़ेक्ट के। दरसल गुनगुना पानी पूरी तरह औषधीय गुणों से भरपूर होता है। जो स्वास्थ व सौन्दर्य दोनों के लिए लाभकारी है। इसीलिए अक्सर हमारे डॉक्टर व डाइटीशियन हमें सुबह उठने के बाद व रात को सोने से पहले गुनगुने पानी पीने की सलाह देते है। हमारे शरीर में 70 % पानी होता है, पानी की कमी से बहुत सी बीमारियाँ उभरने लगती है। इसलिए जरूरी है कि हमभरपूर मात्रा मे पानी पिएं, और अपने शरीर की पानी की कमी को पूरा करें। गर्म पानी से कई छोटी मोटी बीमारियम यूँ ही खत्म हो जाती हैं। इसलिए हम हर वक़्त पी सकें तो बहुत अच्छा वरना कम से कम सुबह खाली पेट,रात खाने के एक घण्टे बाद, ठंडी के दिनों में, व्यायाम योगा करने के बाद जरूर गुनगुना पानी पीने की आदत डालें। जिससे आप नीचे बताए गए तमाम फायदों को खुदमें मेहसूस कर सकें।

ज्यादातर बीमारियां गंदा पानी पीने से होती हैं। ऐसे में गर्म पानी को ठंडा करके पीने से पेट की कोई बीमारी नहीं होती है।गर्म पानी कफ और सर्दी की परेशानी को दूर करता है। खासकर बुखार होने पर अगर प्यास लगे तो ठंडा पानी न पिएं, इसकी जगह गर्म पानी पीना फायदेमंद होता है। 
खाली पेट सुबह 1 ग्लास गर्म पानी में नींबू डालकर पीने से शरीर की प्रतिरोधक क्षमता बढ़ती है और शरीर को विटमिन सी भी मिलता है।
चलिए अब इसीके साथ जानते हैं गर्म पानी से होने वाले कुछ बेहद खास फायदे।

1. पाएंदमकती त्वचा
किसी भी तरह की त्वचा संबंधी समस्या हो या फिर चेहरे पर नैचरल ग्लो लाना हो, गर्म पानी इसका सही उपाय है। रोज सुबह-सुबह गर्म पानी पीना शुरू कर दें। थोड़े ही दिनों में आपकी स्किन ग्लो करने लगेगी और बाकी स्किन प्रॉब्लम्स भी दूर हो जाएंगी।

2. भूख बढ़ाए 
जिन लोगों को भूख न लगने की प्रॉब्लम हो, उन्हें एक ग्लास गर्म पानी में काली मिर्च, नमक और नींबू का रस डालकर पीना चाहिए। इससे भूख बढ़ जाती है।

3. मुंहासे 
मुंहासों की समस्या लड़कियों में ही नहीं बल्कि आजकल लड़कों में भी देखी जा सकती है। इससे बचने के लिए खाली पेट सुबह गर्म पानी पिएं। इससे पिंपल्स से भी छुटकारा मिल जाएगा।

4. ब्लड सर्कुलेशन
खून की गति यानी ब्लड सर्कुलेशन को बढ़ाने में गर्म पानी बेहद फायदेमंद होता है। ब्लड सर्कुलेशन के ठीक रहने से इंसान हर तरह की बीमारियों से बचा रहता है। इसलिए आप गर्म पानी पिएं। यह पाचन तंत्र को भी मजबूत बनाता है।

5. रिंकल्स हटाएँ
उल्टा-सीधा खाना खाने से शरीर के अंदर विषैले पदार्थ जम जाते हैं, जो शरीर को अंदर से कमजोर कर देते हैं। इंसान जल्दी बूढ़ा लगने लगता है। इस समस्या को रोकने के लिए सुबह गर्म पानी पिएं। यह आपकी त्वचा की झुर्रियों को कम करता है, साथ ही पेट भी साफ रखता है।

6. वजन घटाएं
अगर आप वजन कम करना चाहते हैं, तो गर्म पानी पीना शुरू कर दें। ये आपको बिना व्यायाम के भी फिट रखेगा। बस रोज सुबह उठकर खाली पेट गर्म पानी पिएं। गर्म पानी शरीर से अतिरिक्त चर्बी को घटा देता है और आपका शरीर को स्लिम होने में मदद है।

7. जोड़ों का दर्द करे दूर
गर्म पानी जोड़ों को चिकना बनाता है और जोड़ों का दर्द भी कम करता है। हमारी मांसपेशियों का 80 प्रतिशत भाग पानी से बना हुआ है इसलिए गर्म पानी पीने से मांसपेशियों की ऐंठन भी दूर होती है।

8. पीरियड्स प्रॉब्लम साल्व्ड
 पीरियड्स के दौरान लड़कियों को अक्सर पेट दर्द की समस्या होती है। क्योंकि इस दौरान पैन मसल्स में खिंचाव होता है जो पेट दर्द का कारण बनता है। ऐसे में 1 गिलास गुनगुना पानी पीने पीरियड्स के समय होने वाले दर्द से राहत मिलती है।

9. नाक और गले की तकलीफ से राहत
अगर नाक और गले में दिक्कत हो तो सांस लेने व कुछ खाने में बड़ी परेशानी होती है। खराश और खांसी भी बड़ी समस्या होती है। इन सभी रोगों से बचने और आराम पाने के लिए गर्म पानी से गरारा करें और गर्म पानी पिएं।

10. बॉडी करे डिटॉक्से 
गर्म पानी पीने से बॉडी को डिटॉक्सप करने में मदद मिलती है और यह शरीर की सारी अशुद्धियां को बहुत आसानी से साफ कर देता है। गर्म पानी पीने से शरीर का तापमान बढ़ने लग जाता है, जिससे पसीना आता है और इसके माध्यम से शरीर की अशुद्धियां दूर हो जाती हैं।

11. बालों को सुधारे
इसके अलावा गर्म पानी का सेवन बालों और त्वचा के लिए भी बहुत फायदेमंद है। इससे बाल चमकदार बनते हैं और यह इनकी ग्रोथ के लिए भी काफी फायदेमंद है।

12. थकावट रखें दूर 
अगर आपको हमेशा थकावट होती है या कोई भी काम करने के बाद आप थक जाते है तो आपको डेली अपने सुबह की शुरुआतगर्म पानी के साथ करनी चाहिए, क्योकि इससे रक्त परिसंचरण बढ़ता है और स्टैमिना बढ़ता है।

13. कब्ज से छुटकारा
अगर आपको कब्ज की तकलीफ है और यह बीमारी बहुत पुरानी है तो भी आप प्रतिदिनसुबह खली पेट गर्म पानी पीना शुरू कर दें कुछ दिनों में आपको राहत महसूस होने लगेगा।

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Diet Chart For Weight Loss in hindi - वजन घटाने के लिए आहार चार्ट

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Diet Chart For Weight Loss in hindi -  वजन घटाने के लिए आहार चार्ट

मोटापा किसी के लिए भी परेशानी और शर्मिंदगी का सबब बन जाता है। थुलथुल ढीला, भारी भरकम शरीर किसी के लिए भी अभिशाप है । यह पूरी पर्सनालिटी की रौनक को खत्म कर देता है । ज्यादा मोटापा सिर्फ सुंदरता ही कम नहीं करता बल्कि शरीर को बीमारियों का घर बना देता है। एक अच्छी पर्सनैलिटी की पहचान स्वस्थ शरीर से होती है। बिज़ी लाइफस्टाइल के चलते, आजकल सभी अपनी फिटनेस का ख़ास ख़्याल नहीं रख पाते। पर आप अपने काम में तभी परफेक्ट हो पाएंगे, जब आपका स्वास्थ्य अच्छा और आप फिट होंगे ।ऐसे में लोग वजन  कम करने के लिए घंटो जिम में पसीना बहाते हैं, भूखे रहते हैं, दवाइयां भी लेते हैं कई बार जबकि मोटापा कम करने के लिए सिर्फ ये सब तरीके ही सही नही है बल्कि जल्दी एक्स्ट्रा पेट घटाने के लिए जरूरी है कि आप सही डाइट चार्ट फॉलो करें ।

डाइट चार्ट में इस बात का ख्याल रखा गया है कि आपको जरूरी विटामिन्स और मिनरल्स मिलते रहें। वैसे जरूरी नहीं कि हर शख्स पर यह पूरी तरह से लागू होगा मगर हां आप इसमें थोड़ा फेरबदल कर अपना सकती हैं।
एक खास बात आपको ये ध्यान रखनी होगी कि जब आप वजन घटाना शुरू करती हैं तो सबसे पहली कोशिश कुछ हद तक कामयाब हो जाती है। शुरू में आमतौर पर सभी लोगों का वजन दो चार किलो कम हो जाता है, मगर बाद में फैट कम नहीं होता। इसलिए हर बार आपको अपना डाइट चार्ट पहले के मुकाबले ज्यादा हार्ड बनाना होता है। वजन घटाने के लिए इस डाइट चार्ट को आप आजमाकर देखें फर्क जरूर पड़ेगा।

वैसे तो हर व्यक्ति की शारीरिक संरचना और उसके द्वारा की जाने वाली मेहनत के हिसाब से खान-पान की आवश्यकता अलग-अलग होती है। इसके लिए बेहतर होगा बीएमआर निकाला जाए जो यह बताएगा कि शरीर को कम से कम कितनी कैलोरी की आवश्यकता है।
शरीर का वजन कम करने के लिए कम कैलोरी लेनी चाहिए और इसके लिए बैलेंस्ड डाइट चार्ट बनाया जाना जरूरी होता है। दिमाग सुचारू रूप से कम करे और शरीर थके नहीं, इन बातों को ध्यान में रखते हुए 1200 से 1800 कैलोरी की आवश्यकता होती है। इतनी कैलोरी ऊर्जा के रूप में शरीर में बेहतर ढंग से संचरित हो जाती है जो कि फैट के रूप में नहीं जमती।


  • तीन मुख्य भोजन, जैसे नाश्ता, दोपहर का खाना और रात का खाना 300 से 350 कैलोरी का रखें।
  • बाकी बचे 300 कैलोरी में स्नेक्स तथा अन्य चीजों को रखें।
  • बेवरेज के तौर पर ग्रीन टी अपनाएं। ग्रीन टी वजन कम करने में सहायक है।
  • जो भी खाना खाएं, सभी गेहूं से बना हो या ब्राउन चावल हो। मैदा या सफेद चावल न खाएं।

डाइट चार्ट
आपको नाश्ते, दोपहर के भोजन और रात के खाने को ऐसे डिवाइड करें।

  • सुबह उठते ही – पानी पिएं, हो सके तो कम से कम दो गिलास और ज्यादा से ज्यादा एक लीटर। पानी हल्का गुनगुना होगा तो अच्छी बात है वरना जैसा आपको ठीक लगे।
  • अगर कर सकती हैं तो कुंज्जल करें। यह एक यौगिग क्रिया है जिसे वमन धौती भी कहा जाता है। इसमें तकरीबन दो लीटर हल्का गर्म पानी पीकर उल्टी की जाती है। अगर बीपी की प्रॉबलम नहीं है तो पानी में हल्का नमक भी मिला लें। यह वैसे तो बहुत आसान है मगर बेहतर होगा शुरू में आप किसी जानकार के सामने यह करें उसके बाद आप खुद कर सकती हैं।
  • नाश्ता – ओट्स बनायें मगर ये इंस्टेंट ओट्स न हों। सादे ओट्स का पैकेट लाएं और उसमें प्याज, लहसुन, दालचीनी, जरा सी मंगरैल उर्फ कलौंजी डालें, बाकी नमक वगैरा तो डालना ही है। इसमें मौसम के हिसाब से सब्जियां डाल सकती हैं। हो सके तो ब्रोकली जरूर डालें या कॉर्नफ्लेक्स और डबल टोंड दूध या अगर आप नॉन वेजिटेरियन हैं तो तीन या चार उबले अंडे का सफेद हिस्सा। चाहें तो बिना चीनी वाली नींबू की शिकंजी। शिकंजी पहले पियें बाद में अंडे खाएं या कभी कभी आप नाश्ते में दही के साथ उबला आलू भी ले सकती हैं। इसमें हरा धनिया भी डाल लिया करें।
  • ब्रंच – पांच से दस बादाम, साथ में कॉफी या ग्रीन टी या अदरक, तुलसी, दालचीनी, इलाइची वगैरा की चाय बस इसमें चीनी की बजाए शुगर फ्री हो।
  • लंच – एक कटोरी ब्राउन राइस, सलाद, दाल, मल्टी ग्रेन आंटे की एक या दो रोटी।
  • शाम की चाय-शाय – कोई वेज सूप या भुने चने के साथ चाय या कॉफी या ग्रीन टी। चाहें तो स्प्राउट भी ले सकती हैं।
  • रात का खाना – एक कटोरा वेज सूप, एक कटोरा सलाद, या एक बड़ा कटोरा पपीता या एक कटोरा भरकर सब्जियां इसमें लहसुन, प्याज जरूर हो या नॉन वेजेटेरियन हैं तो तीन एग व्हाइट या 150 ग्राम चिकन ब्रेस्ट, या दो लेग पीस।

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Which is better for taking preventive measures to avoid recurrence of Depression. Homeopathy or ayurvedic treatment if an individual is already taking psychiatric medication.

Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Which is better for taking preventive measures to avoid recurrence of Depression. Homeopathy or ayurvedic treatment i...
Dear user, continuation of psychiatric medications is necessary to avoid recurrence of depression. It is best to take ayurvedic or homeopathic medicines only after consulting your psychiatrists. Please do no not start any new medications or suddenly stop any medications on your own. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a good diet, regular sleep, exercise, and stress busting activities can reduce recurrence of illness too.
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