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Dr. R. Sivakumar

Hematologist, Chennai

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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Hi my name is Debabrata Das I'm from Assam from last few days due to study pressure I can't able to sleep properly and I always remain tensed.

DM&S
General Physician, Ahmednagar
Hi my name is Debabrata Das I'm from Assam from last few days due to study pressure I can't able to sleep properly an...
To get rid of tension you go for deep breath ing yoga balanced diet and cup of milk before you go to bed.
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Joint Pains In Winter - Things That You Can Do To Manage It!

MBBS, DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Navi Mumbai
Joint Pains In Winter - Things That You Can Do To Manage It!

People who suffer from arthritis are more likely to experience osteoarthritis symptoms. The intensity of the feeling of knee pain in winter is often linked to barometric pressure. In winter, there is a reduction in the pressure exerted by the air around us. This drop in pressure can cause the tissues around the joints to swell resulting in increased pain. The other possible cause of knee pain in winter can be explained from the influence of heat. Fluid in tissues becomes more viscous during winter. As a result of this increased viscosity, the elasticity of the muscles decreases, resulting in winter aches and pains. 

Some scientists believe that the higher pain intensity in winter is to be more of a psychological thing. Seasonal affective disorder is more during winter, and people suffering from mental depression seem to sense more pain during winter as the weather restricts outdoor activities. Improper intake of food also causes knee pain in winter due to undigested material. Even though winter arthritis is uncomfortable, the following tips help to make the joints work better and make you withstand the season easier.

Tips to Manage Joint Pain in Winters

  1. Physical activity in winter can reduce winter aches and pains and enhance overall health benefits. Low impact activities like aerobics, swimming in a heated pool, weight training, and riding a stationary bicycle can reduce stiffness, increase the blood flow, and support the knees. Thus, winter arthritis can be well managed by doing exercises.
  2. Diet also plays a vital role. Eating a balanced diet that comprised of low saturated fat, lean proteins, more fiber, and refined carbs helps to improve body functions during the winter. Drinking water throughout the day helps to reduce winter aches and pains. It is essential to consume easily digestible foods like vegetables. Consuming vegetables like carrots and cucumbers that have diuretic properties can help to eliminate waste products from the body.
  3. Vitamin D deficiency may worsen osteoarthritis. It is necessary to take a supplement vitamin D or ensure to make your diet is vitamin-D rich. Fish oil is a potent source of omega 3 fatty acids. Increase your intake of milk, a rich source of protein and calcium that help to strengthen the bones. Exposing the body to sunlight help to obtain vitamin D.
  4. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen can be used to reduce inflammation and pain. Injecting a viscous substance can decrease the friction of the bones and ease the condition.

Home Remedies for Knee Pain in Winters

  1. Wrap the inflamed knees with blanched cabbage leaves. This can cool down inflamed knees.  Aloe vera also helps to reduce inflammation.
  2. Comfrey (symphytum officinale) can act as an anti-inflammatory agent. Create a compress using mashed root or comfrey tea soaked bandages can also be used to reduce inflammation.
  3. Applying an ice-pack can help to reduce swelling and alleviate winter aches and pains. While applying ice-pack, ensure to cover the entire knee. Applying a bag of frozen peas to the area also works well. While using ice or heat therapy, make sure to do them carefully as over agressive and over doing it, can cause problems. 
  4. Steam therapy also helps to reduce pain in your knees. Soak your knee in a steaming hot water for 15 minutes. Applying hot water bag also can relieve knee pain in winter effectively.
  5. Winter aches and pains all over the body can be relieved by administrating massage therapy by a professional.
  6. Avoid applying strain or pressure on your knees. Take adequate amount of rest to reduce pain and swelling.

These are basic guidelines to help you. Contact your doctor for further management. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I am facing foot heat, what is the shine of blood pressure? for normal. Please advise.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), diploma in anorectal disease , master in ayurveda
Ayurveda, Kolhapur
I am facing foot heat, what is the shine of blood pressure? for normal. Please advise.
Check your sugar level apply shatdhout ghrit ayurvedic medicine to your palm at bed time with massage.
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I haven't been able to sleep since 3 days and I am having a severe headache, tried multiple home remedies, but didn't work, what to do? Please help me!

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I haven't been able to sleep since 3 days and I am having a severe headache, tried multiple home remedies, but didn't...
Hi, there are two types of insomnia: primary insomnia and secondary insomnia. Primary insomnia: primary insomnia means that a person is having sleep problems that are not directly associated with any other health condition or problem. Secondary insomnia: secondary insomnia means that a person is having sleep problems because of something else, such as a health condition (like asthma, depression, arthritis, cancer, or heartburn); pain; medication they are taking; or a substance they are using (like alcohol). Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety. In children and teens, sleep also helps support growth and development. The damage from sleep deficiency can occur in an instant (such as a car crash), or it can harm you over time. For example, ongoing sleep deficiency can raise your risk for some chronic health problems. It also can affect how well you think, react, work, learn, and get along with others. Management: here are five tips everyone can use to help improve the quality of their sleep: keep your bedroom cool and dark put away/turn off all electronic devices while preparing for bedtime stick to a regular bedtime and wake time every day, even on weekends stop drinking caffeine by the early afternoon and avoid large late-night meals skip the late-afternoon nap, as it can make it harder to sleep at bedtime avoid taking unnecessary stress/ tension. Do regular exercise. Go for a brisk walk in the morning. Medication: take schwabe's bacopa monierri 1x/ thrice daily and kali phos./ once daily at night for 1 month.
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I am 67 years old male. My left leg below nickle joint swelling very frequently and muscles are very hard and heat. Able to walk with little pain. During long sleep swelling is reduced little. What should I do ?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am 67 years old male. My left leg below nickle joint swelling very frequently and muscles are very hard and heat. A...
Do check uric acid creatinine crp esr ra factor blood tests from nabl lab and consult rheumatologist and neuro physio for correct therapy if found these test positive.
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I have pain in my shoulder and neck on the left side. I can not sleep properly. What can I do?

BPTh,Cert.MDT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I have pain in my shoulder and neck on the left side. I can not sleep properly. What can I do?
First you get your neck spine checked properly by a physiotherapist. There is some problem in your neck spine so the pain is in the neck and radiating to your shoulder. If you treat your neck all your problem will be absolutely fine.
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I am suffering from headache from last two days. What should be problem I did not sleep properly in night two days back.

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am suffering from headache from last two days. What should be problem I did not sleep properly in night two days back.
Inadequate sleep is one of the main reasons for headache . Drink plenty of liquids. Eat healthy diet. Rest in a quiet room. Do deep breathing exercises. Do yoga to avoid stress and tensions. Take over-the-counter painkiller if intolerable pain. Hope this helps u
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I have been feeling sleepy for most part of the day. I exercise regularly and have a proper diet yet I tend to sleep around 9-12 hrs on average. This is creating lot of problems with my routine. This problem increases with exams. Is it somehow related to anxiety issues? And can I take medication like modafinil or modawake for this?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I have been feeling sleepy for most part of the day. I exercise regularly and have a proper diet yet I tend to sleep ...
No in anxiety you tend not to get sleep and in depression you may sleep more. Make a sleep wake schedule and stick to it. Exercise daily for 1 hour.
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I am 18 years old and I dont have my shoulders developed uniformly i. E, my left shoulder is slightly (i can see the difference not others) broader than right. When I was 5 years old my right hand got fractured. Just the part of the hand between elbow and wrist. How to overcome this problem. If I workout in gym etc what would be the consequence?

Fellowship, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Dear, if others cannot make the difference in your shoulders then there should be very minimal difference. So not much to worry. If any problem still exists then consult a doctor working out is good for health.
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