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No.20,3rd Avenue,Indra Nagar,Adyar, Chennai Chennai
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Preeclampsia: What Every Pregnant Woman Should Know

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Ghaziabad
Preeclampsia: What Every Pregnant Woman Should Know

Pre-eclampsia may affect some women during the second half of their pregnancies or after they deliver the baby. Ladies suffering from pre-eclampsia show symptoms like hypertension, problems in retaining fluids (oedema) and large amount of protein in their urine (proteinuria). If it is not treated in time, it can cause a lot of complexities during the pregnancy and even after the delivery. Pre-eclampsia increases the risk of harmful effects for both the mother and the baby. The real reason for pre-eclampsia is still unknown, but it is believed that it is thought to occur when there is an issue with the placenta (the organ that connections the child's blood supply to the mother's). Pre-eclampsia in pregnant women often goes undiagnosed.

Women may present with headache, visual disturbance, pain in upper tummy, nausea, vomiting and rapidly progressive oedema. Complications of placental insufficiency can lead to IUGR(Intrauterine growth restriction), placental abruption and in severe cases, if left untreated, intrauterine death. It may affect women`s kidney, liver, cardiovascular, brain and blood clotting systems in severe cases. 

Complications: As pre-eclampsia develops further, it can create complications in retaining liquid (oedema). Oedema is responsible for causing sudden swelling of the feet, lower legs, face and hands during pregnancy. It occurs in the lower parts of the body, for example, the feet and lower legs and increases gradually during the day. In case the swelling is sudden, and affects the face and hands, it could be a result of pre-eclampsia.

Risks: There are a few factors that could increase your risk of falling prey to pre-eclampsia. This might require immediate treatment. These are:

  • If it is your first pregnancy, pre-eclampsia will probably happen during your first than the ones that will happen later.
  • It has been 10 years since you were last pregnant.
  • You have a family history of the condition. For instance, your mom or sisters have had pre-eclampsia.
  • You had pre-eclampsia in a past pregnancy. There is an around 20% chance that you will experience the condition again in later pregnancies.
  • You are in your teens or are more than 40 years of age.
  • You have a current medicinal issue like diabetes, kidney problems, headaches or hypertension.
  • You were obese towards the beginning of your pregnancy (your body mass index was 30 or more).
  • You are expecting multiple babies like twins or triplets (this spots more strain on the placenta).

The main indication of pre-eclampsia in the unborn baby is slow and stunted growth. This is brought about by poor blood supply through the placenta to the child. The developing child gets less oxygen and less supplements than it is supposed to. This can affect the growth and development of the child. This is called 'intra-uterine growth restriction, or 'intra-uterine growth impediment'.

Treatment: Bringing down the blood pressure and dealing with the symptoms in a proper manner can help in managing pre-eclampsia. Delivering the baby is the best way to treat pre-eclampsia. If it is confirmed that you do have pre-eclampsia, you'll be asked to stay in the hospital until your baby is delivered.

Stevia Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Stevia Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi

उत्तर और दक्षिण अमेरिका के उष्णकटिबंधीय क्षेत्रों में उगने वाले स्टीविया के कई फायदे हैं. वैज्ञानिक नाम स्टेविया रेबउडियाना वाली स्टेविया की पत्तियां स्वाद में मीठी होती हैं. सूरजमुखी परिवार का यह पौधा झाडी और जड़ी-बूटी के प्रजातियों में प्रमुख है. इसमें कई एंटीऑक्सीडेंट यौगिक जैसे कि फ्लावोनोइड्स, टैनिन, काम्पेरोल, ट्राईटरपेनस, कैफिक एसिड, और क्वैक्सेटीन आदि पाए जाते हैं. इसमें पाए जाने वाले तत्वों में लोहा, फाइबर, सोडियम, प्रोटीन, मैग्नीशियम, पोटेशियम, विटामिन ए और सी प्रमुख हैं. स्टीविया के फायदों और नुकसान को विस्तार से समझने का प्रयास किया जाना चाहिए.

1. त्वचा की देखभाल में
हमारा त्वचा बाहरी पर्यावरण के सीधे संपर्क में रहता है. इसलिए उचित देखभाल न करने से इसमें कई तरह के विकार आने की संभावना लगातार बनी रहती है. त्वचा पर होने वाले एक्जीमा और डर्मेटाइटिस जैसे विकारों को ठीक करने में स्टीविया मददगार साबित होता है. स्टेरॉयड के रूप में काम करते हुए ये जीवाणुओं को फैलने रोकता है.
2. कैंसर में
इसमें कई एंटीऑक्सीडेंट यौगिक जैसे कि फ्लावोनोइड्स, टैनिन, काम्पेरोल, ट्राईटरपेनस, कैफिक एसिड, और क्वैक्सेटीन आदि पाए जाते हैं. ये सभी कैंसर के उपचार में एक आदर्श आहार पूरक हैं. फ्रीरेडिकल्स को ख़त्म करके ये स्वस्थ को कोशिकाओं को कैंसर कोशिकाओं में बदलने से रोकते हैं.
3. मधुमेह के उपचार में
हमारे शरीर में स्टीविया के कई फायदे हैं. इसका सबसे महत्वपूर्ण काम ये है कि ये रक्त शर्करा के स्तर को नियंत्रित कर सकता है. स्टीविया में स्टेवियोसाइड नामक यौगिक पाया जाता है, जिसे एक गैर कार्बोहाईड्रेट ग्लाइकोसाइड यौगिक के रूप में जाना जाता है. इसका मीठापन मधुमेह के मरीजों या कार्बोहाईड्रेट नियंत्रित आहार खाने वाले लोगों के लिए आम तौर पर मिलने वाली चीनी के बदले एक बेहतर विकल्प है. इसलिए वो लोग इसे बिना किसी चिंता के खा सकते हैं.
4. मुंह को स्वस्थ रखने में
मुंह के स्वास्थ्य का मतलब है दांतों आदि की देखभाल करना. इसमें स्टीविया की भूमिका मुंह में जीवाणुओं को पनपने से रोकने में है. हमारे दन्तमंजनों में भी इसका प्रयोग किया जाता है. कैविटी और मसूड़ों के सूजन को ठीक करने में इसकी भूमिका होती है.
5. हड्डियों को मजबूत बनाने में
स्टीविया पर होने वाले कई शोधों में एक शोध मुर्गी पर भी किया गया है. इसमें स्टीविया खाने वाली मुर्गियों के अंडे में औसतन अण्डों की तुलना में ज्यादा मात्रा में कैल्शियम पाई गई. हलांकि अभी तक ये शोध मनुष्यों पर नहीं किया गया है लेकिन संभावना जताई जाती है कि ये मनुष्यों पर भी कारगर होगा.
6. वजन घटाने में
स्टीविया चीनी से ज्यादा मीठी होने के बावजूद कम कैलोरी वाली होती है. यानी आप इसके मीठेपन से अपने पसंद की तमाम चीजें जैसे कि कैंडीज, केक और कुकीज आदि बनाकर बिना किसी टेंशन के खा सकते हैं. इससे आपका वजन नहीं बढ़ेगा.
7. उच्च रक्तचाप को नियंत्रित करने में
उच्च रक्तचाप को नियंत्रित करने में भी स्टीविया के फायदे नजर आते हैं. स्टीविया में स्टेवियोसाइड के अलावा भी कई प्रकार के ग्लाइकोसाइड पाए जाते हैं. दरअसल ग्लाइकोसाइड्स रक्त वाहिकाओं को आराम पहुँचाने, पेशाब में वृद्धि करने और हमारे शरीर से सोडियम को समाप्त करने में महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाते हैं. इससे उच्च रक्तचाप नियंत्रण में रहता है.
8. ह्रदय के विकारों में
स्टीविया में पाए जाने वाले ग्लाइकोसाइड्स के गुणों के कारण ये हमारे दिल का भी ख्याल रखता है. ग्लाइकोसाइड्स, कार्डियोवैस्कुलर प्रणाली पर दबाव कम करके हमारे ह्रदय को कई विकारों जैसे कि दिल के दौरे, एथेरोस्क्लेरोसिस, स्ट्रोक से हमारी रक्षा करता है.

 क्या हैं स्टेविया के नुकसान?
* कुछ लोगों पर स्टीविया के कई नुकसान नजर आते हैं जैसे कि सूजन और ऐंठन आदि के अलावा कुछ लोगों में सरदर्द भी देखा गया है.
* कई लोगों को मैरीगोल्ड, रैग्वेड और डेजी सम्बंधित पौधों से एलर्जी होती है, ऐसे लोगों को स्टीविया से भी एलर्जी हो सकती है.
* इन नुकसानों को देखते हुए आपको किसी विशेषज्ञ के सलाह से ही स्टीविया का सेवन करना चाहिए.

Spirulina Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Spirulina Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi

सुपरफ़ूड के नाम से मशहूर स्पिरुलिना झीलों और प्रकृति झरनों आदि में पाया जाता है. इसलिए इस जलीय वनस्पति भी कहा जाता है. गहरे नीले-हरे रंग का स्पिरुलिना में कई आश्चर्यजनक रूप से सभी खाद्य पदार्थों से ज्यादा पोषक तत्व पाए जाते हैं. तो जाहिर है स्पिरुलिना के बहुत सारे फायदे हैं. जाहिर है कुछ नुकसान भी होंगे, तो आइए देखते हैं-

1. दिल को रखे स्वस्थ
ये आपके खून से कोलेस्ट्राल का लेवल कम करके रक्तचाप को नियंत्रित करता है. इसमें पाए जाने वाली तमाम पोषक तत्वों में कई ऐसे हैं जिनसे ह्रदय में रक्त संचार प्रभावी ढंग से बढ़ता है. इसकी सहायता से ह्रिदय के तमाम जोखिमों को कम किया जा सकता है.
2. प्रेगनेंसी में
आयरन की प्रचुर मात्रा स्पिरुलिना को गभाव्स्था के दौरान एक आवश्यक आहार बनाता है. इसकी सहायता से अनीमिया को दूर किया जा सकता है. कब्ज वगैरह के लिए भी ये बेहद कारगर साबित होता है.
3. त्वचा के लिए
स्पिरुलिना में त्वचा के स्वास्थ्य के लिए जरुरी विटामिन ए, बी-12, ई, फास्फोरस, लोहा और कैल्शियम आदि पाए जाते है. अपने इन तत्वों की बदौलत स्पिरुलिना आपकी त्वचा को टोंड और चमकदार बनाती है. यही नहीं ये आँखों के निचे के धब्बे और ड्राई आईज के उपचार में भी लाभदायक है.
4. शुगर में
मधुमेह के मरीजों के लिए भी स्पिरुलिना काफी काम का साबित होता है. इसे नियमित रूप से लेने से आपका शुगर कम होता है. ये सूजन को कम करके रक्तचाप और कोलेस्ट्राल का स्तर भी निचे लाता है.
5. अल्सर में
उच्च गुणवत्ता वाली प्रोटीन, सिस्टीन और एमिनो एसिड की इसमें उपस्थिति इसे ड्यूइडनल अल्सर और गैस्ट्रिक के उपचार में बेहद प्रभावी बनाता है. इसके अलावा इसमें पाया जाने वाला क्लोरोफिल इसे पाचन को भी दुरुस्त करने की क्षमता देता है.
6. कैंसर में
अनेकों पोषक तत्वों से परिपूर्ण स्पिरुलिना कैंसर के रोकथाम में भी सकरात्मक भूमिका निभाती है. ये  एक एंटीऑक्सीडेंट के रूप में ये हमारे शरीर से फ्री रेडिकल्स को नष्ट करता है. जाहिर है फ्री रेडिकल्स कैंसर का कारण बनते हैं. इसके अतिरिक्त इसमें फिनोलिक नामक यौगिक भी उपस्थित रहता है जो कि कार्सिनोजेनेसिस पर रोक लगाता है.
7. वजन कम करने में
जिनका वजन बहुत ज्यादा है उनके लिए इसका सेवन राम बाण साबित होता है. क्योंकि इसमें फैटी एसिड, बीटा कैरोटिन, क्लोरोफिल और अन्य पोषक तत्व पाए जाते हैं. ये सब मिलकर आपके शरीर में पोषक तत्वों की उपथिति को बनाए रखते हुए आपका भूख कम करते हैं. जिससे कि आपका वजन कम होता है.
8. लीवर को दुरुस्त रखने में
स्पिरुलिना में प्रचुर मात्रा में मौजूद फाइबर और प्रोटीन आपके लीवर के स्वास्थ्य का ख्याल रखते हैं. लीवर के सामान्य कामकाज को बढ़ाने के अलावा यह लीवर को पुराने हेपेटाईटिस के मरीजों के लिए लाभकारी साबित होता है.
9. आँखों के लिए
कई शोधों में स्पिरुलिना को आँखों के लिए भी लाभदायक बताया गया है. आँखों के कई बीमारियों जैसे कि जेराट्रिक मोतियाबिंद, नेफ्रैटिक रेटिनल क्षति मधुमेह रेटिनल क्षति आदि के उपचार में इसका सकारात्मक प्रभाव देखा गया है.
10. प्रतिरक्षा तंत्र को करे मजबूत
स्पिरुलिना को लेकर कई शोध हुए हैं. इनमें से कई शोधों में ये पता चला है कि इसके सेवन से प्रतिरक्षातंत्र मजबूत होता है और कोशिकाओं का उत्पादन बढ़ाने में भी ये सहायक सिद्ध होता है.
11. वायरल संक्रमण में
स्पिरुलिना का इस्तेमाल वायरल इन्फेक्शन के उपचार में सहायक के रूप में होता है. इसमें सूजन को कम करने वाले तत्व मौजूद होते हैं. ये हानिकारक मुक्त कणों को नष्ट करके वायरल संक्रमण के असर को कम करता है.
12. मस्तिष्क के लिए
तंत्रिका तंत्र और मस्तिष्क को दुरुस्त रखने के लिए इसमें फोलेट और विटामिन बी-12 पाया जाता है. इसके अलावा भी इसमें पाए जाने वाले अन्य तत्व संज्ञानात्मक कार्यों में आपकी मदद करते हैं. कुल मिलाकर ये मस्तिष्क के लिए भी लाभदायक है.
13. मानसिक तनाव में
इसमें मौजूद फोलिक एसिड मस्तिष्क के पोषण के लिए काफी फायदेमंद बताया जाता है. इसका काम ऊर्जा और रक्त कोशिकाओं का का उत्पादन करना है. इस तरह ये अवसाद में आपकी भरपूर मदद करता है.

क्या हैं स्पिरुलिना के नुकसान
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* किसी विशेषज्ञ से मशवरा करने के बाद ही इसे लें.

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Turkey Tails Mushroom

General Physician, Gorakhpur
Turkey Tails Mushroom

Among 720 species of mushrooms, turkey tail mushrooms are known for their therapeutic purposes. Mushrooms are a favorite among many people for their taste. But it is often unknown to common people that mushrooms have great medicinal values as well. In fact, there are many kinds of mushrooms which have been used in asia since a very long time for medicinal purposes. Mushrooms are usually harvested in areas of their natural growth. However, throughout the years it has been possible for mankind to cultivate them and use them for their own purposes for quite a number of years now.

Turkey tail mushrooms

Several kinds of research and experiments have been going on for a number of years now around the globe regarding the benefits and uses of turkey tail mushrooms. It has been an active ingredient of chinese medicinal tea. The benefits of turkey tail mushrooms are far-fetched, recently vigorous research work is going on in many universities like in bastyr university to find out whether the turkey tail mushrooms are effective and efficient for the treatment of the deadly disease of cancer. The research is mainly going on in collaboration with bastyr university with the university of washington and a few other renowned universities of the world. The research is funded by nih (national institutes of health). The mushroom under discussion is found in abundance in forests throughout the world. The numerous health benefits that turkey tail mushrooms can offer have not yet been fathomed by scientific trials across the world.

Turkey tail mushrooms are known for their numerous health benefits. These mushrooms are commonly found in the woodlands of europe and china. They are usually found to grow in large colonies. Turkey tail mushrooms are generally multi-colored and have concentric bands of contrasting shades. They appear in shades of black, brown, gray, red, white or blue. The body is thin and velvety with a fruiting nature. Because of their capability to form wavy rosettes, they have the name of turkey tails.

Nutritional value of turkey tail mushrooms

Turkey tail mushrooms are rich in vitamins and minerals and thus improve the health and add greatly to the nutritional content of the diet. They are great sources of potassium as well as riboflavin. The content of niacin in this type of mushroom is also very high. Turkey tail mushrooms also contain pantothenic acid, phosphorus, and even copper.

The turkey tail mushrooms are devoid of fat and caffeine. The content of sodium in this mushroom is also reasonably low. This kind of mushroom is also free from cholesterol and gluten and are low in calories. Turkey tail mushrooms contain 18 types of amino acids, ergo sterol and beta glucans of 1/3 and 1/6. Ergo sterol gets converted to vitamin d on exposure to the sun.

Health benefits of turkey tail mushrooms:

There are many health benefits of turkey tail mushrooms, these include the prevention of cold, support during chemotherapy, control of diabetes, reducing inflammation, lowering cholesterol, and more. Let us discuss them in detail below:

1. Prevent and treat cold

Because of the strong anti-viral and anti-microbial properties of turkey tail mushrooms, they can fight away various infections caused by these microbes, including common cold and flu. They greatly improve the immunity of the system and thus make them stronger to fight against disease causing germs. It is a good idea to include turkey tail in the diet when the season of flu draws nearer. The turkey tail mushroom modulates the immune system to act in a stronger way in fighting infections and germs.

2. Provide support during chemotherapy

The role of turkey tail mushroom in providing support to cancer patients has been under research for a long time now by the most renowned universities in the world. Several patients who are now undertaking chemotherapy have been adding turkey tail mushroom to their diet. The results have started showing up in cases of prostate and breast cancer already. It is known that the immune system of the body gets suppressed under chemotherapy. But turkey tail mushrooms build up the immune system and thus help in making up for the weakness caused by chemotherapy. The stronger immune system also helps in fighting strongly against the deadly cancer cells, thereby turkey tail mushroom is a potent cancer-fighting food.

3. Control diabetes

Turkey tail mushroom helps in reducing diabetes by lowering the level of glucose in the body.

4. Reduce inflammations

Turkey tail mushrooms are known for their anti-inflammatory properties. The inclusion of turkey tail mushrooms in the diet help in reduction of inflammations both internal and external.

5. Rich in antioxidants

Being rich in antioxidants, it helps in protection of the body from the harmful uv radiations of the sun. They also block the free radicals that result in aging. Thus, it slows down the process of aging. Being rich in vitamin e, it also acts towards making the skin better and cleansing it naturally.

6. Lower cholesterol

High cholesterol leads to various kind of heart diseases. Turkey tail mushrooms help in reducing the levels of cholesterol by adding it in the daily diet.

7. Aid digestion

The mycelium is that part of the mushroom which enables a person to have a smooth process of digestion. The microbiome gets assisted by the prebiotic content of the turkey tail mushrooms. This implies that the growth of the good and beneficial bacteria in the body is enhanced which includes acidophilus as well as bifidobacterium. It also helps in the treatment of the leaky gut syndrome. The process might also help in losing weight.

8. Help in aids

Kaposi’s sarcoma is a kind of skin cancer which affects the patients who suffer from hiv/aids. Researchers from around the world have revealed that consumption of turkey tail mushroom along with east african wild mushrooms with medicinal uses help in treating this situation. It is also beneficial for patients suffering from hiv/aids without the skin cancer.

9. Reduce hypertension

Hypertension or increase in blood pressure occurs due to the rise in pressure in the arteries carrying blood. Turkey tail mushrooms help in reducing the pressure, and thus hypertension.

10. Treat breast cancer

Among the various other kinds of cancers for which turkey tail mushrooms are assumed to be effective, breast cancer is one in which results from real life have already been presented. An old woman of 83 years has been known to be living a disease-free life after she added turkey tail mushroom capsules to her daily regime along with chemotherapy. The explanation that is presented is that the immune system of the patient got boosted up by recognition of the cancerous tumor, which in turn greatly increased the efficiency of the chemotherapy.

11. Improve bone health

Another health benefit of turkey tail mushrooms is that they are good for bone health. Not just this, but studies have shown that they can also help in regenerating bone marrow.

12. Treat human papilloma virus

Human papillomavirus (hpv) is an infection which is known to be treated by turkey tail mushrooms within a reasonably short time of consumption, approximately two months.

Turkey tail mushrooms are well known for their medicinal purposes because of which they are a sought-after product among the leading pharmaceutical companies. Researches are going on throughout the world to dig out more treasures this mushroom has to offer.

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World Food Day

Masters in Human Nutrition and Nutraceuticals
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Madurai
World Food Day

On this world food day, lets all take an oath that not to waste the food at any circumstances, will support the needy for food, will donate a wholesome of food that will satisfy atleast a person's hunger per day.

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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Senior Registrar/ Research Associate, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS, MCh. Orthopedics
Orthopedist, Ghaziabad
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Are you suffering from chronic pain, numbness or tingling in the hand and arms? It may be symptoms of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome:

Cubital tunnel syndrome cause severe pain, numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness in the hand and arm.

Causes and Symptoms:
Cubital tunnel syndrome is also known as ulnar neuropathy .It is caused by increased pressure on the ulnar nerve, which passes close to the skin surface around elbow. 

Factors which predisposes to the development of cubital tunnel syndrome are:
•Repeatedly leaning on your elbow, especially on a hard surface.
•Prolonged bending of elbow for sustained periods, such as while talking on a cell phone or sleeping with your hand crooked under your pillow.
•Abnormal bone growth in the elbow
•Intense physical activity that increases pressure on the ulnar nerve.
In most cases, cubital tunnel syndrome can be managed with conservative treatment. But in severe cases surgery may be required to reduce pressure on the affected nerve.

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Radial Tunnel Syndrome

Senior Registrar/ Research Associate, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS, MCh. Orthopedics
Orthopedist, Ghaziabad
Radial Tunnel Syndrome

Are you suffering from long standing pain, numbness or tingling in the hand and arms? It may be symptoms of having Radial Tunnel Syndrome.

Radial tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the radial nerve, usually at the elbow.
Radial Tunnel Syndrome causes dull aching pain at the top of the forearm, back of the hand and outside of the elbow. It often causes numbness, tingling and burning pain. One may feel pain like cutting, piercing, stabbing pain or may feel weakness in the muscles of forearm and wrist. This pain worsens when the patient straightens his wrist, shoulder or fingers.

Things which predispose to this problem are:
• Sports or jobs that require a constant wrist twisting motion.
• Poor physical arm and wrist strength and flexibility.
• Lack of adequate warm-up time before playing sports.
Underactive thyroid gland.
• Tumours or ganglion cysts (mass or lump) in the arm that

Cause pressure on the nerve:
Swelling or fluid in the arm that squeezes the nerve
• Inflammation of the radial nerve
• A hard blow to the forearm

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Cervical Spondylosis - Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Physiotherapist, Lucknow
Cervical Spondylosis - Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Cervical spondylosis:

Cervical spondylosis is a medical term for neck pain caused by age-related ‘wear and tear’ of bones and tissues. 

The degenerative process chiefly affects the vertebral bodies, the neural foramina, and the facet joints. If it may cause severe pressure on nerve roots with subsequent sensory or motor disturbances, which causes pain, paresthesia, and muscle weakness in the limbs.

Causes of cervical spondylosis

  • Spondylosis is caused from years of constant eccentric pressure, from joint subluxation or poor posture, being placed on the vertebrae, and the discs between them. The aberrant stress causes the body to compose new bone in order to compensate for the new weight distribution. This eccentric weight bearing from bone displacement will cause spondylosis to occur.
  • Poor postures and loss of the mundane spinal curves can lead to spondylosis as well. Spondylosis can affect a person at any age; however, older people are more affected.
  • Cervical spondylosis is a very prevalent condition. It's estimated that 8 out of 10 adults will have some degree of cervical spondylosis by the time they are 60 years old (but many will not have any conspicuous symptoms).
  • The most cases outlook of cervical spondylosis is generally good. Most cases respond well to treatment after a few weeks.

Symptoms of cervical spondylosis

  • Cervical spondylosis includes neck pain and shoulder pain. The pain can be rigorous in some cases.
  • Infrequent headaches may occur, that customarily start at the back of the head, just above the neck, and peregrinate over top of the forehead.
  • Pain conventionally comes and goes, with flare-ups followed by symptom-free periods.
  • Around 1 in 10 people develop perennial (chronic) pain.
  • Other, more severe, symptoms customarily only occur if you develop:
  • Cervical radiculopathy – where a slipped disc or other bone pinches or irritates a nerve
  • The most common symptom of cervical radiculopathy is the sharp pain that" travels" down one of your arms (known as brachialgia).
  • You may experience some numbness or" pins and needles" in the affected arm, and stretching your neck and turning your head makes the pain worse.

Diagnosis of cervical spondylosis

  • The spurling test may be used to evaluate patients with cervical radiculopathy. The sign is elicited by extending, rotating, and laterally flexing the patient’s neck toward the symptomatic side. Then, the doctor applies axial pressure on the spine. Pressure applied on top of the head may increase symptoms.
  • The spurling test has a sensitivity of 30% to 60% and a specificity of 90% to 100%, quite similar to those of other provocative maneuvers (low sensitivity but high specificity). This test help confirms the diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy.
  • X-ray, and mri scans are helpful for diagnosis of pain but generally not definitive and must be considered together with history and physical examinations.

Cervical spondylosis treatment

Treatment for cervical spondylosis depends on the severity of signs of sickness. The goal of treatment relieves pain, help you maintain your normal activities as much as possible, and prevent permanent injury to the nerves and spinal cord.

Physical therapy management

  • There have been several trials and systematic reviews into the use of physical therapy program for treatment of cervical spondylosis and its consequences.
  • There are several types of manipulations and exercises your physiotherapist can utilize to relieve stiffness, strengthen the area, and restore the function of the neck. Treatments such as cold or heat application, deep tissue massage, neck stretching, ultrasound and electrical stimulation may be used prior to exercise.
  • During physiotherapy, you practice a range of exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles that support the neck. You also learn how to improve your posture and range of movement exercises. You have to learn correct postures, the physiotherapist stand in front of a mirror while exercising, so you can see your mistakes and correct them.
  • one technique sometimes to provide pain relief and improve movement by cervical traction. Traction gently extends the neck opening the spaces between the cervical vertebrae and temporarily relieve pressure on the affected discs. Neck traction either done continuously or intermittently (short periods of pulling and resting).
  • It’s also possible at home to do cervical traction. There are pulley system devices that enable you to perform cervical traction in lying down. It’s important if you do cervical traction at home to see your physiotherapist first to make sure that you buy the right things and learn how to correctly set up.
  • cervical pillows (neck pillows) are designed to stabilize the neck while you sleep.
  • A cervical collar may also help you stabilize and realign your spine and relieve pain.


If over-the-counter pain medication doesn't help, your doctor might prescribe:

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs- prescribe-strength ibuprofen or naproxen sodium might be needed to relieve pain and inflammation. Muscle relaxants- certain drugs, such as cyclobenzaprine and methocarbamol can help relieve muscle spasms in the neck. Antidepressants- antidepressant medications have also been found to help ease neck pain from cervical spondylosis.


Cervical spondylosis tends to be a chronic pain condition, but in most cases, it’s not progressive. Only rare cases surgery is required.

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Best and Worst Foods for Sex

Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
Best and Worst Foods for Sex


  • We'll say it: Strawberries are sexy. Here's why. Good circulation is thought to be crucial for sexual functioning in both men and women, and strawberries are rich in antioxidants that benefit your heart and arteries.
  • What's more, they're rich in vitamin C, which along with antioxidants, has been linked to higher sperm counts in men. Try dipping the berries in dark chocolate, which contains  that may activate the libido.


  • These super fruits are rich in vitamin E, which has antioxidant properties, potassium, and vitamin B6, which may prevent or delay heart disease and promote better blood flow. 
  • They're also a good source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Anything that helps your heart and circulation can also be critical for a healthy sex life. Men with heart disease are twice as likely to have erectile dysfunction because both conditions can result from artery damage. 
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Painful Periods - Know Its Homeopathic Remedies!!

Painful Periods - Know Its Homeopathic Remedies!!

Dysmenorrhea or painful periods occur when a woman feels pain in the stomach area, thighs, back and legs. This kind of a pain is very common during periods. While many consider this to be a common problem, extreme pain and cramps are not supposed to be taken too lightly.

The nature and severity of pain vary from one female to another. In some patients, the pain is mild. In others, the pain is severe. In fact, it may be so severe that one is forced to be in bed. While some have cramping pains, others feel discomfort only. In some cases, the pain is in the abdomen or lower abdomen. In others, the pain occurs in the back or legs. Some other symptoms too accompany the pain. Nausea or vomiting are commonly present with the pain. Irritability may also be seen. Some patients lose appetite. In most of the cases, the onset of pain is a little before the menses. The pain is usually relieved when the flow begins or at the most by the second day. Relief in pain is felt with hot fomentation or by bending double.

Homeopathic Medicines For Painful Menses:

Most females keep taking painkillers when they have pain. This is repeated at every menstrual cycle as they start thinking that this is normal. There is no need to think so. Homeopathic medicines are very effective in curing this problem. There are dozens of medicines that can be indicated according to the symptoms. All of the medicines have given wonderful results in my hands. Here I have compiled a list of the most commonly used medicines. The list has been named as the 5 best Homeopathic medicines for painful menses.

The extent and nature of the pain differ from one woman to another. In a few patients, the pain is very subtle. In others, the pain is extreme. Here are a few homeopathic cures that can help get rid of the period pain:

  1. Lac Caninum helps in getting rid of painful swelling and tenderness in breasts that occur before the period and the pain may occur alternately.

  2. Pulsatilla is the most commonly used homeopathic medication. Mood swings are common during periods; hence it helps in curing them as well. It is more suited for the women who experience subtle and tender pain. The person tends to get very emotional. Periods are generally late. The patient usually feels better outdoors and they do not feel thirsty easily. All these can be cured with Pulsatilla.

  3. Cimicifuga is used when there is a pain that feels like cramps. It is one of the best homeopathic medicines for painful periods. It is also one of the best homeopathic medicine for extremely painful periods when other side effects show up as well. The pain usually occurs in the lower stomach area, but tends to shoot down towards the legs as well.

  4. Mag Phos is very helpful in situations where the pain is usually relieved by using heating pads. The pain is likewise improved by applying pressure. The periods are dull. The pain increases due to cold and at night. Mag Phos is hence, one of the best homeopathic medicines for periods as well.

  5. Nux Vomica is used when there is a continuous urge to pass stool while experiencing pain in the pelvic area. Nux Vomica is one of the best homeopathic treatments for such painful periods.

  6. Belladonna is effective in situations where the pain begins and stops all of a sudden. The face tends to become hot, red and flushed. The blood flow is extremely red. The pain might be in the form of cramps as well.

  7. Chamomilla is used when the individual might be excessively touchy and feels extreme pain even if it is not that painful. The blood might be dark with large clots with a scarlet red hue. The person might also have extreme mood swings. Also, excruciating pain extends down the inner thighs. The individual tends to crave frosty beverages and the pain is more pronounced when she is lying down.
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Endometriosis - How To Know If You Are Actually Suffering From It?

MBBS, MS-Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Endometriosis - How To Know If You Are Actually Suffering From It?

When endometrial tissue goes out of the uterus in women, then endometriosis occurs. In most of the cases, lower tummy and pelvic areas of women show the prominent symptoms of this disease.  Symptoms of this disease can be either severe or mild but immediate medical diagnosis is required so that unwanted symptoms can be effectively prevented.

Surgery, hormone treatment and painkillers are the most prominent treatments that can deal with the concerned trouble, but you can also follow a few natural therapies in this respect. Excessive intake of contraceptive pills can be one of the leading reasons for endometriosis, but you can also inherit this from your family or ancestors. 

List of the symptoms of Endometriosis:

  1. Painful periods: If pain continues throughout the periods, then you get yourself checked as you may have developed endometriosis. These pains can even be quite severe making the situation quite troublesome to bear. If you find that you are facing unusual menstrual pain, then you should not delay and rather immediately consult your nearest gynaecologist
  2. Bleeding periods: Sometimes, bleeding periods can be one of the clear symptoms that can help you to recognize the arrival of endometriosis. Therefore, if you notice excessive bleeding, then you should consult any specialized doctor immediately. 
  3. Pregnancy difficulty: Reduced fertility might create a greater trouble for conceiving, and thus you might get deprived bearing children. This is one of the most prominent or highlighting symptoms of endometriosis. Endometriosis clumps interrupt egg passage as a result of which the eggs cannot reach the fallopian tube via ovary.  You can take the help of your gynaecologist so that the clumps can be reduced with the help of proper treatments. 
  4. Pelvic area and abdomen pain: You will often experience a worse kind of pain, especially in the pelvic and abdomen areas during and before periods. Sometimes, the pain might even linger after the menstrual period is over. There are many women who take medications for reducing this kind of pain, but this is not the right procedure, rather proper treatment is needed for getting complete recovery on a permanent note. 
  5. Painful sex: You will face a lot of troubles while making intercourse or sexual interaction with your partner, and this pain can be even severe at times. If you are facing painful sex for a long time, then you should immediately report the same to any experienced medical professional.

New Mom Stresses - How to Relieve Them?

MBBS, MS-Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
New Mom Stresses - How to Relieve Them?

It is common to go nuts when your newborn begins moaning! You'd need to have the nerves of a bomb-squad professional not to give it a chance to get to you. In any case, with a little experience, that is exactly what you'll create (or near it).

Likewise, don't accept that your baby is crying since she's genuinely tragic or upset. "It's anything but difficult to feel along these lines since that is the reason we cry. Nonetheless, newborn children do it to impart a wide range of things - that they're drained, icy, wet, exhausted, hungry, or overstimulated. Instead of stressing that something is truly wrong, consider crying her method for conversing with you." As you build up a routine with your baby, you'll slowly have the capacity to make sense of what she needs just by the sound of her cries.

Numerous new moms may feel overpowered and ponder:

Take comfort; numerous new moms feel a similar way. These worries are basic and superbly ordinary. You can find a way to deal with the stretch of being another mother.

  1. Rest: Get as much rest as you can, wherever and at whatever point you can. Rest when the baby dozes. Get a brisk rest in the traveler's seat amid an auto ride.

  2. Eat Healthy Foods: The right foods can give you more vitality. Do whatever it takes not to overburden on caffeine. Rather, eat healthy foods and drink lots of water.

  3. Work out: You might not have sufficient energy to do long workouts. In any case, even a couple of minutes here and there spread for the duration of the day can help you have more vitality! Take baby for a walk.

  4. Expect an influx of emotions: Absence of rest, included stretch and stress can abandon you having an inclination that you're on an exciting ride of emotions all around the same time. Relax because of realizing that you're not the only one!

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Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease - How It Influences Your Life?

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease - How It Influences Your Life?

A rising number of teenage girls in the country are getting affected with Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease or PCOD. Though an advanced menarche has become very rampant these days, there are many young women who are suffering from a delay in menarche which in turn is leading to PCOD as opined by gynaecologists. Obesity and sedentary lifestyle among young people have caused a rapid doubling of PCOD cases in the past five to eight years.

Occurrence and Symptoms:

Gynaecologists report that they get at least 15 fresh instances of PCOD cases, and a considerable number of teenagers aged 16-17 are not getting their menarche. Such patients are recommended to take a strictly balanced diet which will help them to lose weight. Initially, their mothers think that they would experience their menarche in proper time, but some girls are diagnosed with PCOD when taken to a family gynaecologist. Even worse, they could never imagine that their obesity can pave the way for such a grave health issue. PCOD can cause numerous other problems like delayed and irregular menses, rapid weight gain and tremendous difficulty in losing weight, developing acne and blocked skin pores.

Furthermore, it leads to thinning of hair and excessive growth of hair on chest, back and face. Infertility, continual miscarriage, high blood pressure and high blood sugar are also common with PCOD.

Help yourself with the right diet:

There is no proven evidence regarding the cause of PCOD though gynaecologists are of the opinion that some females possess a predisposition to this disease, and it may run hereditarily in the family. You can alleviate your PCOD symptoms to a considerable extent by regulating your diet properly.

Have loads of fruits and green leafy vegetables and try to abstain from dairy products as many experts believe that dairy products are a direct cause of an increase in insulin levels, which can aggravate skin troubles along with other PCOD symptoms. Avoiding red meat and eating lean meat instead will help the condition and reduce the chances of infertility. It is always recommended to avoid hydrogenated and saturated fats, which are normally found in animal and dairy-based food. Try to put a stop to cheese, cottage cheese, clarified butter, pork, lamb, beef, etc. and certain baked products like cookies, cakes and fudges as they will trigger a rise in your blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

PCOD is such a condition which you can never afford to overlook. If you had been facing any of the common symptoms, then it is probably time to pay a visit to a responsive gynaecologist.

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Hi I am 13 weeks pregnant, I wanted to know Can marginal placenta previa lead to bleeding & early delivery of baby.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hi I am 13 weeks pregnant, I wanted to know Can marginal placenta previa lead to bleeding & early delivery of baby.
Marginal placenta praevia usually does not cause early delivery, to avoid bleeding you should follow a few precautions -avoid heavy work abstinence see that you don't have constipation regularly take medicines prescribed by your doctor.
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Did sex with condom but In dout situation sperm enter inside her or not after sex she took ipill within 48 hr not please tell how to work ipill effect to her body in dout situation?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Ipill is a goo post coital emergency contraception, which needs to be taken under a gynecologist supervision. Ask her to wait for periods, if she misses to do pregnancy strip test. If negative, to wait for periods, if positive to consult gyne. The I pill gives good protection. But can produce some serious side effects in few. All the best.
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I have had c-section around 2 months ago. Now I want to start work out. So what can I start with? Or can I even start? And what to do?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS, Diploma in Clinical ART ( Infertility)
Gynaecologist, Ghaziabad
I have had c-section around 2 months ago. Now I want to start work out. So what can I start with? Or can I even start...
Avoid any strenuous exercise for 12 weeks post lscs in case of an uneventful postop period, after that you may work out any which way you want. You can do walking or simple exercises now, nothing that increases intraabdomenal pressure, might cause incisional hernia.
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Hi, For abortion in 4 weeks .Kya ye safe hai to take abortion pills? Kaha se milega ye pills ?plz reply .How much it will cost?

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
You can take abortion pills for 4 weeks pregnancy ,but first get an ultrasound done to confirm intrauterine pregnancy ,then consult a doctor ,she will prescribe it.
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Hi Mera miscarriage 23 August ko hua Tha. Doctor ne Hume 3 months dobara conceive karne ko suggest kia h, mera weight 80 kg h n height 5.4" Age 31 hai. Ab me healthy pregnancy chahti hu. Kisi b problem type problem na aaye please suggest kijiye me Kya karu? Mujhe lagta h mujhe thoda boht depression b ho gaya h.Me isi weight k sath healthy pregnancy chahti hu. Depression ki vajah se me weight reduce b nahi Kar pa rahi hu. Please Suggest what should I do.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DGO, Dip.Obst.(Ireland), FICOG
IVF Specialist, Delhi
Hi Mera miscarriage 23 August ko hua Tha. Doctor ne Hume 3 months dobara conceive karne ko suggest kia h, mera weight...
Hello lybrate-user You need not to worry, do you have any medical condition like Hypothyroidism or PCOD, If you have not gone through these test, please Do your ultrasound and thyroid test to rule out these condition, as in these condition you can gain weight you can do brisk walk for 45 mins daily to reduce weight.
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Hello Doctor, I got my pregnancy test done today Beta HCG and the result say 642.75 miu/ml. I just want to know what does this mean. My last period date was 15th Sept 2017.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hello Doctor, I got my pregnancy test done today Beta HCG and the result say 642.75 miu/ml. I just want to know what ...
According to your hcg levels you are 4- 5 weeks pregnant according to your dates you are also 4-5 weeks pregnant ,nothing to worry.
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