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Allergist/ Immunologist, Asthma Specialist, General Physician, Gynaecologist, Homeopath, Pediatrician, Reproductive Endocrinologist (Infertilty)
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National Homoeopathic Medical Collage Lucknow ,U.P
Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric
Shri Sai Nath Post Graduate Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Allahabad
MD - Homeopathy
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  • BHMS, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, MD - Homeopathy
    Asthma Specialist, Allergist/ Immunologist, Reproductive Endocrinologist (Infertilty), General Physician, Gynaecologist, Homeopath, Pediatrician
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  • MD - Homeopathy, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, BHMS
    The viral fever cases this monsoon season, and cautioned children to take extra precautionary measures.not all fevers are dangerous and there is no need to panicviral fever and communicable diseases have taken a heavy toll on our health sector, which is already burdened by increasing life-style diseases" person may also feel dehydrated due to heavy sweating, as the body temperature undergoes frequent changes. The viral fever can also cause headache, weakness and cold symptomatic symptoms among others" excessive bodyache or headache and cold symptoms, doctors have also urged all patients of viral fevers to undergo dengue test, chikungunya test so that, in case it is detected, proper medication process can be started on time. Consult to physician; eupatorium perf 200 two times in a day preventive for a that's type of complains

    Viral fever of this year -----

    The rise in viral infections is a general trend in july and august. But this year, most of the cases are being accompanied by severe back-ache, joint pain, soreness body, and headache, high fever with chilliness followed by red rashes and dryness, flushness, redness mild pricking itching also in whole body. Dengue and chikungunya all r negative in reports. Homeopathic medicine ----causticum 30 1 dose. Arnica 30 hs + rhus tox 30 qid

    The severe symptoms make these cases complicated. Consult to physician,

    A few precautions can, however, help people keep away viral infections.

    maintaining hygiene like washing hands frequently, avoiding handshakes, not rubbing your eyes are a few simple tips. People also need to be careful in using mosquito repellents and nets so that they don't fall prey to dengue and malaria. With more rainfall, cases of dengue and malaria are likely to go up,
  • MD - Homeopathy, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, BHMS
    condylomata acuminatumthese are viral warts present on the skin of anus or cervix of the uterus.

    Causations. Sexually transmitted diseases cause these venereal warts. Human papilloma virus can affect uterine cervix causing these warts.

    Signs & symptoms. Itching at the anogenital area. Sometimes moistness in the region. Dryness at the anus.

    Dos &don'ts of the disease. Differentiate these from condylomata lata of secondary syphilis. Since the cause is std precautions should be taken during the contact. Warm fomentation of the part relieves itching.

    Treatment. Std &other viral infections are to be treated so contact physician.

    Homeopathic treatment is a best treatment for vaginal wart, give permanent cure

    Dr Mrs. Neeraj gupta m. D homeopath

    Gupta computerised homeopathic clinic


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  • MD - Homeopathy, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, BHMS

    X-ray preparation

    X-rays are a process in which radioactive rays are passed through your body and the image is collected on a plate for purposes of detecting any abnormality. X-rays cannot pass through hard structures like bone and so the shadow thrown on the other side gives an image of internal structures.
    Some terms commonly used are:

    Pa - posterior anterior view when your back faces the machine

    Ap- posterior view when you face the machine

    Certain x-rays need certain preparation before exposure

    X-ray chest:

    Is taken in a pa view

    No preparation is required for this

    A person can take this x-ray in any time of the day

    X-ray abdomen standing pa

    As the name suggests it is taking in a standing position

    In an emergency no preparation is required

    X-ray kub (kidney ureter bladder)

    This x-ray is taken with the patient sleeping on the table on the previous night before taking the x-ray, take a light meal and about 3 tablets of dulcolax or any laxative and 3 tablets of diamol which is a carminative (help in expulsion of gases) on the morning of the x-ray empty your stomach.

    X-ray lumbo-sacral spine ap.
    Is taken in a ap view
    Preparation is same as that of kub.

    X-ray pelvis with both hips
    No preparation is needed

    Any x-ray of bones except that of the vertebra require no

    X-ray ivp
    Prior to this x-ray, blood test for kidney function is necessary.
    I. E. The bun and serum creatinine
    If these are normal than the preparation is same for that of kub
    In this a dye is injected through your vein and x-rays taken at
    5, 10, 15, 20, 25 minutes after injection of the dye

    X-ray barium swallow, meal, follow-through requires no

    Hazards of x-ray:

    Pregnant women should avoid being exposed to x-ray especially in the 1-4 months of pregnancy it may cause serious ill effects on the child prolonged exposure to x-ray may cause sterility hair loss is also reported due to prolonged exposure to x-rays. 

  • MD - Homeopathy, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, BHMS
    Acute renal failure is a clinical syndrome in which there is rapid reduction of the excretory functions of the kidney. If immediate action is taken derangement caused due to renal failure can be reversed.

    CAUSES: Reduced circulatory blood volume hemorrhage, dehydration and severe decrease in protein levels in blood. Cardiac failure. Acute gastroenteritis. In shock due to septicemia or anaphylaxis. Thrombosis / embolism in renal arteries or aortic dissections. Accelerated hypertension. Blood poisoning during pregnancy - from toxins formed by bacteria growing in local area of infection. Disseminated intravascular coagulation. Glomerulonephritis. Acute tubular nephritis. Certain drugs which are toxic to the kidney e.g. aminoglycosides, lithium etc. Mismatched blood transfusion. Virulent malaria. Blockage of one ureter when other kidney is absent or non-functioning, usually due to calculi. Neurogenic bladder. Blockage of the urinary bladder neck, urethral stricture.

    SIGN AND SYMPTOMS: Scanty Urination. The urinary out put may be as little as 20 - 200 ml per day. High blood pressure or low blood pressure. Potassium excretion is diminished. Serum phosphate and sulphate levels are increased and sodium, calcium and base bicarbonate levels are decreased. Symptoms of acidosis (a condition in which the acidity of body fluids and tissues is abnormally high) Vomiting. Increased rate of breathing. Mental impairment. Hypertension (high blood pressure). Waste products of protein metabolism get accumulated in blood. Serum urea, nitrogen and creatinine levels are increased. symptoms of uremia (presence of excessive amounts of urea and other nitrogenous waste compounds in the blood) Lack of appetite. Nausea and vomiting. Gastrointestinal bleeding. Anemia. Lethargy. Confusion and stupor. Inflammation of the pericardium with hemorrhagic effusion and cardiac tamponade.

    DIETARY MANAGEMENT:Dietary changes are made to correct the fluid and electrolyte imbalance and to maintain proper nutritional status so as to minimize protein catabolism and uraemia. But these dietary changes should be done under guidance of a professional dietician.

    AVOID: Avoid potassium rich food, as in renal failure potassium excretion is decreased, hence serum potassium level are high which can have deleterious effects on heart. likeBanana Foods rich in potassium and to be avoided are restrict potassium intake to 1,000 mg per day. Minimize or avoid protein (0.5-0.6 gm per kg body weight) if you are not on dialysis and blood urea and nitrogen is increasing. Avoid high sodium diet Restrict Sodium intake to 500-1,000 mg per day. Avoid phosphorus in diet, in renal disease phosphorus levels increase, which cause blood calcium levels to decrease and can lead to bone loss. avoid prolonged suffer of renal calculi & Urinary infectionnote - avoid recurrent use gentamicin and amikacin

    CONSUME: Fluid intake is regulated on basis of urinary out put, other water loss from vomiting or diarrhea. Total fluid intake should not exceed 500 ml + previous day`s urine out put + total water loss from vomiting or diarrhea or any other causes. You should consume a minimum of 600-1,000 kcal. Generally 35-50 kilocalories per kg body weight should be consumed to maintain positive nitrogen balance. Have high calorie diet. Increase intakes of fats and carbohydrates. Reduce intake of proteins (40 gm per day / 1.0-1.5 gm per kg body weight) if you are on dialysis or hemodialysis. Consume at least 100 gms of carbohydrate per day, it minimizes tissue protein breakdown. If on nasogastric tube feeding administer 700 ml of 15 % glucose. Sodium intake is based on measurements of sodium ions in serum and urine. If are not on dialysis you should restrict sodium intake. Restrict Sodium intake to 500-1,000 mg per day. If you are on dialysis sodium can be consumed in accordance with the serum levels of sodium ion. In the recovery phase, urine out put is increased and a return of the ability to eliminate wastes. Gradually can increase intake of protein, potassium, phosphorus and sodium. Fluid and electrolyte balance should be monitored and dietary changes should be done accordingly. It will take at least six months to come back to normal routine diet. During kidney disease body`s need for certain vitamins and minerals changes. Normally in healthy condition we get adequate amount of vitamins and minerals form our regular diet, but as in kidney disease diet limits certain food groups, hence one needs to take certain vitamin and mineral supplements. Take these supplements under the guidance of your physician. Vitamin C supplements, helps to increase immunity and combat the infection. Vitamin B complex, certain B vitamins like B6, B12 and folic acid along with iron and EPO (erythropoietin, given in renal failure to avoid anemia) and iron prevents anemia. Other B vitamins like thiamine, riboflavin, pentothenic acid and niacin helps to convert food into energy. Iron supplements can be taken, but consult your physician. You can also take calcium supplements; it binds the phosphorus from food and serves to provide extra calcium that your body needs. Along with calcium you can take vitamin D supplements, helps to keep bones healthy. Consume 2 table spoon of fresh flax seed oil, reduces / slows the process of further renal damage.

    CONSULT PHYSICIAN: Consult physician immediately if any of the above sign and symptoms appear, as timely treatment and management can reverse the changes and prevent any further damage of the kidney. Diet and water intake should be under strict medical guidance.

    Gupta computeriesed homoeopathic clinic@drneerajhomeopath dr mrs neeraj gupta 9811022908
  • MD - Homeopathy, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, BHMS
    Cholesterol is a type of fat found in the body and is needed for vital body functions such as building new cells, producing hormones insulation .
    The liver makes all the cholesterol which is required by the body.
    Cholesterol is of two types:
    LDL (bad)
    HDL (good)

    LDL means a high chance of cardiac disease, while HDL means less
    or decreased risk
    Cholesterol increases the inflammatory disease of the arterial walls called as artherosclerosis in which there is blocking of artery due to fat deposition, which ultimately leads to heart attack.
    Normal levels: 200 mg|dl


    Hereditary i.e. it runs in the families
    Sedentary life style (no walk no exercise)
    Mental stress.
    Steroids abuse
    And other diseases of the thyroid (Hypothyroidism), kidney liver.


    They are hard to find and high cholesterol is quite often
    detected in routine tests only
    Pain in chest
    Impotency may be due to arteries affected by excessive blood cholesterol.
    Muscle pains
    An increase in the blood level of cholesterol does not have any
    obvious symptoms. But is a risk factor for other conditions such
    as angina (pain in chest), Atherosclerosis, Heart disease, High
    blood pressure Stroke

    DO DONT'S:

    Check your diet. Not more than 30% of total calories should be from fat.
    1.Do not use any hydrogenated fats e.g. ghee, butter, margarine
    (unless specified), vanaspati, coconut il, and palm oil. Use instead safflower (karadi) oil, soya bean oil, sunflower oil, dietary, saffola, mazola or corn oil.
    2.Avoid egg yolks and foods containing egg yolks e.g. mayonnaise,
    cakes, sauces, although egg white only is permitted.
    3.Avoid all foods baked with fat (shortening lard etc.)e.g. cakes,
    pies, doughnuts etc.
    4.Avoid whole milk, cream, cheese, whole milk curds and sweets
    made with concentrated milk e.g. gulab jamun, shrikhand, Mawa,
    chocolates et. Use only skimmed milk and its preparations,
    paneer made from skimmed milk can be used
    5.All organ meats are to be avoided e.g. kidney, liver, brain,
    sweetbreads etc. Fat should be trimmed of all meat before use.
    Deskin chicken before cooking. Avoid pork, ham and bacon. Avoid shellfish, clams, prawns, lobsters, fish roe, and fish liver oil. Use, fish and deskinned chicken. Meat used should be lean and its use judicious. Stews and meat stock if made earlier, can be chilled and the congealed fat should be scraped off and discarded.
    6.Nuts all nuts are permitted except groundnut, cashewnuts which
    must be avoided.
    7.Decrease the use of refined foods in your diet, e.g. maida,
    cornflour, spaghetti, macaroni etc.
    Increase and include instead, high fibre foods e.g salads, greens, chapattis (made with atta), leafy vegetables etc.
    8.Roast and boil foods on a rack so fat can drain off. Make use
    of non stick vessels/pan and decrease consumption of fats and
    oils whilst cooking

    1.Follow maintenance Diet-Controlled carbohydrate, controlled and
    modified fat, low cholesterol
    Control the carbohydrate foods that you eat. Carbohydrate (sugar and starch) foods are limited. This means that sugar is not allowed, jaggery, honey and refined foods e.g. macaroni, spaghetti, bread, biscuits should be limited. Free Foods i.e. Foods Allowed.
    Clear Soup Soda
    Coffee Flavoring Essence
    Herbs Vinegar
    Mustard Spices.

    Suggestions for Meals away from Home.
    When you eat out daily, it is wise to select one particular restaurant some of your food requires special preparation. A regular customer is more like to receive special attention.

    Trim off all fat. The sagest choice is a chop, steak, chicken (deskinned) or fish. Request that the meat be made without fat. e.g. Tandoori Chicken, grilled kababs, tikkas.

    Most Vegetables are not limited. However avoid those that are made in cream (malai) e.g. Vegetable Makhanwalla; cheese or whole milk. Ask that your serving of vegetables be made without fat.

    Avoid salads with cream dressings, mayonnaise, and cheese.
    Instead take Kachumber or mixed salads etc.

    Limit the amount according to your diet plan.

    Limit according to your diet plan. Avoid, rolls, biscuits, muffins, take instead phulka, chapattis, bhakri etc.

    Skim Milk, Thin lassi (non sweet) lie juice (non sweet), fresh lime and soda,coconut water, tomato juice (not tinned, non sweet) tea/coffee (non sweet) these are allowed.

    For dessert choose a fresh fruit (not tinned) e.g fresh papaya slice, water melon slice, plums cherries, fresh orange etc.


    If you see soft, yellow skin growth on yourself or your children.
    If you experience symptoms due to increase in cholesterol
    contact For example
    Pain in chest.
    Pain in legs.
    Unsteady gait
    A thick speech.

    Dr Mrs Neeraj Gupta
    Gupta Computerised Homeopathic Clinic
  • MD - Homeopathy, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, BHMS
    Irritable bowel syndrome is more common in the age of 20-45 years.


    Psychological factors stress, anxiety.

    Specific food intolerance wheat (gluten), lactose etc.

    Abuse of laxatives.

    Post gastroenteritis.


    Abdominal pain.

    Spasmodic, explosive watery diarrhea.

    Frequent urge to defecate.

    Worse in morning and after breakfast.

    Incomplete defecation with mucus in stools.

    Feeling of bloatedness.

    Inability to finish meals.

    Slight weight loss.

    Occasionally backache, frequent urination and urgency in males.


    In acute phase of disease rest and take only liquids- water with salt and sugar, fruit juices- water melon, etc, start dioralyte in case of severe diarrhea.

    Later start with semi solid, light and bland diet porridge, soups, fruit juices etc.

    Add a pinch of turmeric to food, it has anti inflammatory properties and its action is seen more in the colon.

    Try to consume more of antioxidants (vitamin A, E, C, Selenium etc.) Most fruits and vegetables contain bioflavanoids, which is a good antioxidant.

    Increase fiber intake in your diet whole grains, bran, oat, green leafy vegetables, peas, beans, potatoes, raw vegetables, salads, dried fruits and fresh fruits.

    Avoid intake of milk and milk products.

    Increase intake of iron boiled eggs, jaggery, beet roots, green leafy vegetables, and nuts – Brazil nuts and almonds, dried fruits, dates etc.

    Increase intake of vitamins and minerals most vitamins and minerals are present in vegetables and fruits so try to consume vegetarian food more.

    Limit fried, fatty and non - vegetarian food.

    Avoid refined sugars, tea, coffee and aerated drinks.

    Avoid food that you are allergic to.

    Dr Mrs Neeraj Gupta
    Gupta Computerised Homeopathic Clinic
  • MD - Homeopathy, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, BHMS
    Kidney Stones / Urinary Calculi (Cystine Stones)

    The formation of crystals and calculi due to mineral deposits in urine are known as urinary calculi, when formed in kidney are known as kidney stones but can form any where in the urinary tract and they are named depending on the site where they are formed. Cystine stones are formed from cystine, an amino acid that is found in protein. Less then 1% of kidney stones are made from cystine.

    Causes: family history of kidney stones. Hot climate and dehydration. Working in hot environment. decreased intake of water. deficiency of vitamin b6 and magnesium. sedentary life style. hereditary disease - renal tubular acidosis develop kidney stones. cystic kidney disease. hormonal disorder. drugs used to treat hiv. cystine stones: usually develop in children. hereditary disease cystinuria (high homocystine level)

    Sign and symptoms: when kidney stones are small they are passed unnoticed with the urine. large stones cannot easily pass through urinary tract and are painful. sudden onset of pains. sharp, cramping pains in the back and side in the area of kidney or lower abdomen. pain in the abdomen radiating down to the groin. painful urination. Restlessness hard abdomen increased pulse nausea vomiting. profuse sweating. in males excruciating pains in the testicles as the stones passes out. red urine painful urination pus in urine in case of an infection along with the above mentioned symptoms there may be fever with chills. frequent urge to pass urine.

    Dietary management: kidney stones have tendency to reoccur, it can be prevented by some dietary changes. Depending upon the type of stones you can make necessary changes in your diet and prevent stone formation. fluid intake: drink lots of water, fruit juice, vegetable juice and other drinks. At least 50% total fluid intake should be water. drink about 3-5 liters of water as water dilutes urine and there by hinders the stone formation. drink enough to ensure the passage of 2000 ml / 70 oz of urine per day. never let yourself to become dehydrated. Drink more water if you are doing strenuous work or are working in hot humid climate. you can drink barley water and coconut water daily, it helps in removing stones. Take care not to over indulge. One unit is about 285 ml beer. drink lots of orange juice or other citrus fruit juices like grapefruit, cranberry and grape juice. Citrus fruits especially orange juice is rich in potassium and citrate, potassium citrate is commonly used to prevent kidney stones. reduce sodium intake. High sodium intake increases the risk of kidney stone by increasing urinary saturation of calcium phosphate and monosodium rate and decreases the inhibitory activity against calcium oxalate crystallization. increase intake of fiber bran, whole grains, oat, green leafy vegetables, peas, beans, potatoes, raw vegetables, salads, dried fruits and fresh fruits. consume good amount of b-complex vitamin daily, especially pyridoxine (vitamin b-6) and b-1 (thiamine) as their deficiency is associated with formation of stones. reduce intake of sugar as it is associated with kidney stones. if possible stick to vegetarian diet. Studies have shown that plant sources of oxalates and calcium are not the cause for stone formation. Diet high in animal protein affects certain minerals in the urine which aids in the formation of kidney stones. large quantities of water should be consumed to dilute the concentration of cystine in urine, which is difficult. Drink at least a gallon of water per day and third of it should be drunk during the night. consume buffered vitamin c, in the form of ascorbate. consume diet low in mithionine: foods high in methionine: broccoli, mushroom, cauliflower, potatoes, spinach, corn, avocado, nuts peanuts, pistachio, macadamia nuts; tofu, green beans, beans sprouts, dried beans kidney beans, black beans, tempeh, milk and eggs. high-homocysteine levels increase the risk of heart disease, avoid meat and saturated fats.

    Consult your physician: if you have continuous pain with the above mentioned symptoms contact your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. do not make changes in diet before medical evaluation of the stone / urine. if you notice blood or pus in urine see you physician immediately. if you have fever, frequent desire to urinate, continuous pain it is suggestive of infection see your physician immediately. do not self medicate or take any supplements without consulting your physician. if you pass stone in urine take it for medical evaluation / chemical analysis of its content.

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  • MD - Homeopathy, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, BHMS
    Dry white flakes of skin, on your scalp is known as dandruff.
    It is not a health risk, but is a source of embarrassment.
    Some people have the wrong notion that it is because of bad hygiene or washing the hair often - this is a false belief. It is just that people having dandruff shed more skin then others.
    However some dermatologists suggest that is caused by a yeast fungus that is believed to breed in a combination of sebaceous oil and dead skin cells.


    A family history of dandruff.
    Excessive sweating of the scalp.
    Excessive mental and physical stress.
    Use of alkaline soaps.
    Cold dry winter season.
    Psoriasis of scalp.
    Seborrhoeic dermatitis.
    Improper carbohydrate and sugar consumption.
    Nutrient deficiencies - B-complex, essential fatty acids, selenium.

    Flakes of skin which may be small and white or large greasy and yellow.
    Itching on scalp, eyebrows, nose or ears.
    It can be worse in winters.

    Avoid fatty and oily food.
    Avoid dairy products (except yoghurt) - cheese, cottage cheese and seafood.
    Avoid sugar, white flour and chocolate
    Avoid excess alcohol.
    Avoid stress.
    Even though dandruff is dry flaking skin do not normally apply excessive oil as it may provide an environment for yeast to breed.

    Add one tea spoon of vinegar to the rinsing water after washing your hair.
    Before washing your hair, apply a mixture of 8 table spoon of pure organic peanut oil and 2 table spoon lemon juice and massage into the scalp. Leave it for 10-15 minutes then shampoo.
    You can replace oil with coconut milk or coconut water; leave it over night and shampoo.
    Wash hair with natural, herbal ingredients rather than chemical take mixture of amla (Indian goose berri) powder, aritha (sapindus Laurifotius) powder and shikakai (Acacia Concinna) powder, soak it in water over night and wash hair with the mixture.
    Practice yoga, helps in relieving stress and will increase blood circulation.
    Natural live yoghurt is recommended as a natural conditioner.
    Avoid harsh hair dyes and hair creams.
    Softly massage your scalp when you shampoo or oil. This will help blood circulation and prevent skin from drying and cracking.

    Drink plenty of water.
    Eat large percentage of your diet as raw fruits and vegetables.
    Consume (3-4) - nuts and seeds daily.
    Consume linseed oil - 2 table spoon.
    Consumption of Aelo vera juice is also helpful.
    Consume Kelp and Japanese sea plants frequently as they supply many minerals like iodine which are better for hair growth and healing of the scalp.
    Increase intake of zinc in diet:

    Shellfish, beef and other red meats, eggs and seafood, milk and milk products, nuts, sea plants especially Japanese sea.
    Consume diet rich in antioxidants like Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
    Increase intake of foods that contain PUFA`s (poly unsaturated fatty acids): flax / linseed oil is the richest source of PUFA`s. Other oils that contain PUFA`s are safflower oil, soybean oil, maize oil, sesame oil, olive oil. As all oils are high in fats, its consumption should be limited. The intake of oils should not exceed 20gms a day.
    Sesame oil and almond oil hinders the absorption of LDL (low-density lipoproteins), so it is advisable to use replace other cooking oils by sesame oil.
    Consume lots of Selenium:

    Fish, shellfish, eggs, red meat, chicken, liver, grains, Brazil nuts, garlic, wheat germ and brewer`s yeast.
    Consume lots of Vitamin B complex:

    Liver, kidney, pancreas, yeast (Brewer's yeast), lean meat especially pork, fish, dairy products, poultry, egg, shrimps, crabs and lobsters,.
    Milk and milk products, green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts, whole grain cereals.
    Carrots, bananas, avocado, raspberries, artichoke, cauliflower, soy flour, barley, cereals, pasta, whole grains, wheat barn like rice and wheat germ, dried beans, peas and soybeans.
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  • MD - Homeopathy, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, BHMS
    A Low-Carb Diet Eat: Meat, fish, eggs, vegetables growing above ground and natural fats (like butter).

    Avoid: Sugar and starchy foods (like bread, pasta, rice, beans and potatoes).

    Eatable foods-

    Heavy cream (40% fat)
    Sour cream (full fat)
    Meat (minced, steaks, stew pieces, fillets, etc.)
    Fish (ideally fatty fish like salmon or mackerel)
    Cheese (preferably high-fat)
    Turkish yoghurt (10% fat)
    Cabbage (cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, etc.)
    Other vegetables that grow above ground
    Frozen vegetables (broccoli, wok vegetables, etc.)
    Olive oil
    Restricts diet
    Potato chips
    Soft drinks and juices
    Sugar in all forms
    Wheat flour
    Breakfast cereals
    Everything that says 'low fat' or 'no fat'
    Ice cream
    Notes - When starting low carb is to increase the intake of water and salt.
  • MD - Homeopathy, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, BHMS
    Allergy is a response of the defense system to certain substances termed allergens, which usually are harmless. Allergy erupts when your body reacts to something it is abnormally sensitive to. When you come in contact with any allergen your body will defend itself by releasing substances known as antibodies. The ensuing reaction between antibodies and allergens trigger the release of'histamine' and other chemicals, which cause the symptoms of allergy.

    Environment: grass pollen, animal hair, feathers, dust mites, chemicals and industrial pollutants and certain plants.

    Almost any food can bring on an allergic respons. The commonest being milk, cheese, eggs, nuts, fish and shell-fish, wheat and flour, chocolates and artificial colourants.
    Other factors: you can be allergic to soaps, perfumes, detergents, insect bites, antibiotics, cosmetics and jewellery.

    Sneezing, running nose, cough, breathlessness are symptoms of asthma due to drugs or respiratory allergens. Itching, redness, hives, blisters, urticarias, swelling of face and body indicate a skin allergy or food allergy. Stomachache, nausea, diarrhoea and vomiting is seen in food allergies.
    Pain and swelling of joints, stiffness is seen with drug allergies.
    Rarely a patient may go into anaphylactic shock within minutes of coming in contact with an allergen. This is a medical emergency.

    Do's and dont's:
    There are three steps to be taken when dealing with an allergy. Firstly, identify the cause or allergen secondly, avoid it.
    Thirdly, if avoidance is impossible, treat the symptoms. Keep a diary and try to trace a pattern or relation between your allergic reaction and the allergen. Eg. Sneezing while doing housework could mean you are allergic to house dust.
    Do breastfeed your baby for the first 6 months to strengthen the immune system and avoid contact with allergens such as in cow's milk.
    Take steps to deal with stress, anxiety and tension as these can
    Influence the frequency and severity of symptoms
    Good nutrition, balanced diet, adequate rest and relaxation will be beneficial.

    Avoid allergens by:
    Choosing fresh unprocessed food.
    Checking food labels for additives

    Taking extra care like wearing gloves while using detergents and cleaners clean your house, or vacuum frequently to get rid of dust mites, animal hair, etc.

    Remember that most allergens are in themselves harmless. It is your body's abnormal response and not the allergen that does the damage. So coming in contact with the offending substance will not hurt, as long as you can control your reaction to it. Inform the health care personnel about drugs to which you are allergic to

    In case of severe breathlessness, giddiness, skin rash feeble pulse - rush to your nearest physician.
    Do not self medicate. In all case of allergy -homeopathic medicine is the best therapy. No side effect, permanent cure, but different medicine for different patient.
  • MD - Homeopathy, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, BHMS

    Diet poor in zinc - inadequate intake of zinc rich foods like meat, shell fish, liver gelatin, beans, rice, bread, cereals lentils etc.
    Strict vegetarians: their main foods are grains and legumes which are high in phytic acid and they hamper the absorption of zinc from the food.
    Malabsorption syndrome.
    Chron`s disease / ulcerative colitis.
    Chronic liver disease.
    Chronic renal disease.
    Sickle cell disease.
    Smoking and high alcohol consumption.
    Elderly are more prone to deficiency.

    Sign and symptoms:

    Reduced appetite.
    Retarded growth.
    Atrophy (shrinkage) of sexual organs.
    Loss of hair.
    Repiratory tract infection.
    Keratosis (desquamation) of tongue.
    Skin affections.
    Cognitive impairment.
    Infertility- low sperm count.
    Delayed healing of wounds.
    Decreased taste acuity.
    Deficiency during pregnancy can cause abnormal labor and retarded fetal growth.
    Increased risk of infection.

    Dietary management:
    Consume foods rich in zinc: zinc is present in wide variety of foods especially along with proteins. Vegetarian diet contains less zinc compared to meat based diet. Best sources of zinc are -

    Beef, crabmeat, oysters, lamb, pork, turkey, salmon, shellfish, chicken, clams, lobster, milk, yoghurt and cheese cheddar.
    Whole wheat bread, oatmeal, brown rice, spinach, lentils, beans, lima beans, rye bread, peas and baked potatoes. Meat, eggs and seafood.
    Other sources of zinc are - green leafy vegetables, sea plants, japanese sea plants, yeast, nuts - cashews, almonds and peanuts, seeds - sesame and pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds are one of the concentrated sources of zinc in vegetarian food.
    Only 20% of the zinc present in diet is absorbed by our body, dietary fibers and phytic acid present in food inhibits absorption of zinc. Phytic acid and fiber are fond in foods like - bran, whole grain cereals, pulses and nuts.
    Cooking process can reduce the effects of phytic acid and fibers on the absorption of zinc.
    Ferment whole grains as enzymatic actions of yeast reduces the levels of phytic acid and thus absorption of zinc is adequate.
  • MD - Homeopathy, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, BHMS
    Physical activity is a natural part of human life. But as we grow up our inclination and capacity to do exercises becomes less. This is because of our jobs, readily available transport and home based leisure such as watching television. Thus it becomes necessary for an individual to have planned exercises. If he does not do so the body deteriorates and the bad effects of sedentary life eg. High blood pressure, increase in cholesterol, start piling up. A human being needs to exercise to feel better and feel fit. Being fit relieves you of your tension and stress, thus improves your mental health too.

    Fitness and exercises help our lungs, heart and muscle work more efficiently and does not make them bigger in size. A fit muscle is capable of more work.
    Physically fit people can transfer large amounts of oxygen from the blood to the muscles, allowing the muscles to work longer.

    The heart pumps blood all over the body. The amount of blood reaching, for eg. To the legs depends on how frequently heart beats and also on how much blood it pumps out at each beat. Thus exercise makes the heart muscle more elastic, so that at each beat it contracts more efficiently forcing out more blood. Thus fewer beats are needed to supply the required oxygen-bearing blood to the legs.

    Choosing your exercise
    The best is to find a form of exercise that you like to do and can do easily. When you are ready for exercise routines, start slowly and never push yourself to a point where you feel uncomfortable. You should be able to carry out a conversation with someone exercising with you or next to you.

    The different types of exercises that you can do are:

    Fast walking

    How to start:
    Some body who has never exercised in his life show rather begin slowly. You should not exercise for longer. You should feel comfortable even if it is only for 5 minutes. Then when you start tolerating go on increasing the time steadily. Try to have atleast 2 to 3 sessions a week.
    Do not take violent exercise (like a game of squash) only occasionally. Getting into an exercise pattern with short, regular sessions is far more effective than trying to achieve instant fitness in short bursts.

    Benefits of exercises:
    Along with diet, exercises can reduce your weight. Thus this one of the main reasons for obese and over weight people to take on exercise. Running a kilometer burns off no more than the calories found in small piece of cake. But in the long-term, exercise increases the rate at which the body breaks down foods, so less of your intake is stored as fat reserves. Exercises helps to lower the levels of cholesterol in your body, which is responsible for major cardiac problems. Some smokers feel exercises help them to stop smoking. Exercises regularly help to maintain good mental health by relieved stress and tension.

    Do's and don'ts
    Do consult your doctor if you suffer from high blood pressure, black outs, dizziness, heart disorders, diabetes, back pain or arthritis.
    Do not exercise for more that 20 minutes at a time at first.
    Gradually build up your session.
    Don't exercise when you are tired, or feverish or sick.
    Do stop and take rest if you become breathless or there is pain. Do warming up exercise like stretching before starting any strenuous exercises.
    Do not enter competitive sport if you suffer from stress or tension.
    At least wait for 2 to 3 hours before exercising after a meal.
    Wear loose comfortable clothes during exercises.
    Buy good shoes for exercising.
  • MD - Homeopathy, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, BHMS
    Also known as the road to health chart. It displays the child's physical growth and development.

    A single weight record indicate the child's size at that moment, it does not give information whether the weight is increasing, decreasing or steady.

    Periodic weighing is necessary starting at birth and continued thereafter to note the progress of growth.

    The child should be weighed:
    1st year - once a month
    2nd year - every 2 months
    Upto 5 - 6 year - every 3 months
    The weight should particularly be taken after any illness or when the child is sick.

    For a baby of weight 2.5 - 4.0 kgs at birth the weight gain
    Should be -

    1 month - 2.75 - 4.25 kgs. -51cm
    2 months - 3.5 - 5 kgs -55.5cm
    3 months - 4 - 5.5 kgs. -61.1cm
    4 months - 4.5 - 6.5 kgs. -63.4cm
    5 months - 5 - 7.25 kgs (2 times the birth weight) -65.4cm
    6 months - 5.5 - 7.75 kgs -67.8cm
    8 months - 6.5 - 9 kgs -70.2cm
    9 months - 6.75 - 9.5 kgs -72.3cm
    10 months - 7.25 - 9.75 kgs 73.2cm
    11 months - 7.5 - 10 kgs -74.9cm
    12 months - 7.5 - 10.25 kgs -(3 times birth weight) -76.1cm
    1, 1/2 years - 7.75 - 11.5 kgs -79.1cm
    2 years - 8.5 - 12.5 kgs -85.6cm
    2, 1/. 2 years - 10.5 - 13.5 kgs -87.9cm
    3 years - 11.5 - 14.5 kgs -94, 9cm
    4 years - 12.5 - 16.5 kgs -102.9cm
    5 years - 14 - 18.5 kgs. -109.9 cm
    6 years-20.6 kg -116.1cm
    8 years-25.3kg-127cm
    9 years-28.1 kg-132.2 cm
    10 years -31.4 kg -137.5cm
    11 years -32.2 kg -140cm
    12 years -37 kg -147 cm
  • MD - Homeopathy, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, BHMS
    Abortion is the expulsion of products of conception either fully or partially.
    The causes of abortion vary from hormonal disturbances any trauma or injury, a severe shock, infectious and foetal abnormalities. It is a nature's way of rejecting a malformed baby.
    Other reasons can be:
    TORCH infections.
    Uterine weakness or displacement.
    Cervical canal weakness.


    Bleeding from vagina either profuse or in spots.
    Pain is usually the dull type of pain in abdomen and back.

    DO'S and DONT'S:

    If you have a bad obstetric history like repeated abortions, malformed foetuses, consult a gynaecologist as soon as pregnancy is suspected.
    Do not over strain, carry weights, or do laborious jobs during pregnancy.
    Take plenty of rest but do take some light exercise. Exercises should be done only under the medical guidance or expert opinion.
    Take doctor's advice on diet and medicate.
    Do not self-medicate.
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  • MD - Homeopathy, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, BHMS
    In Adenoids, you can avoid an operation, help Homeopathy. In the back of the nose, there is a small pad of tissue, whose job is to keep out infection. When this tissue deals with repeated infections, it can become chronically enlarged causing a condition called adenoids. They seldom occur after puberty.

    Repeated infection


    Mouth Breathing
    Nose block
    Nasal voice
    Discharge from nose with a cough
    Recurrent ear infections

    Do's and Don'ts:

    Strengthen your general resistance to infection by a diet rich in Vitamin C, green vegetables, fruits potatoes, tomatoes etc. Avoid Allergens.
    Avoid cold food and drink.
    Avoid preserved and artificially flavoured foods.
    Treat infections before they develop complications.
    Avoid crowded places.
    During active infection - rest
    Steam inhalation will give temporary relief as will warm water gargles.
    Hot soups, hot milk can be taken
    in adenoid, you can avoid operation by help of homeopathic medicine
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  • MD - Homeopathy, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, BHMS
    It is the effect of exposure to the severe heat of the sun. It is an emergency which requires immediate help.


    It is due to exposure to heat of Sun


    . Headache
    . Nausea
    . Visual disturbances
    . Sudden unconsciousness
    . Fever
    . Loss of sweat
    . Severe cramps in the extremities
    . Skin is hot, dry and flushed.
    . Pulse irregular
    . Low blood pressure
    . Convulsions

    DO'S and DON'TS:

    . Cooling by fanning or by sprinkling water on the face
    . Use ice packs to bring down the temperature
    . I.V. fluids//ORS Solution/electro powder/elevator given if the patient is dehydrated
    . For symptomatic relief consult the physician.
    . Rest till complete revival
    . Lot of oral fluids given
    . When one is moving in the sun cover your head & drink water at regular intervals.

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  • MD - Homeopathy, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, BHMS
    Acidity, Heart Burn, Water Brash, Peptic Ulcer


    Acidity is a common name referred to regurgitation of acid or partly digested food from the stomach into food pipe or mouth.

    Water Brash / Heartburn:

    Heartburn / water brash is burning sensation behind the breastbone or sternum. It is due to regurgitation of sour fluid from the esophagus into the oral cavity. It is normal when it occurs occasionally but frequent and severe heartburn is a manifestation of some esophageal dysfunction.

    Peptic Ulcer:

    Small or big erosion in the mucosa (lining) of the stomach.


    - Stress and tensions.
    - Emotional factors like fear, anger, tension etc.
    - Overeating, large meals.
    - Obesity.
    - Alcohol, Cigarette smoking.
    - Irregular eating habits.
    - Certain drugs like aspirin, antibiotics, pain killers etc.
    - Bending, lying down or physical exertion soon after eating.
    - After eating certain food like- onion, coffee, tea, tomatoes, citrus fruits, spicy, pepper, chilies, deep fried food, aerated drinks.

    In Case of Heartburn Other Causes Include:

    - Hyperacidity.
    - Duodenal ulcer.
    - Reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus.
    - Inflammation of the esophagus, abnormal functioning of the esophagus, distention of esophagus.
    - Hiatus hernia.

    Peptic Ulcer:

    - Genetic factors
    - Increased secretion of acid in the stomach.
    - Blood group O.
    - Smoking, alcohol.
    - Drug induced- long term consumption of aspirin, antibiotics.
    - Type 'A' personality - aggressive, anxious, and ambitious.
    - Prolonged stress and anxiety.

    Sign and Symptoms:


    - Sour eructation, belching.
    - Burning in the chest after eating.
    - Vomiting of sour / undigested particles.
    - A feeling that food is getting stuck after swallowing.

    Heartburn / Water Brash:

    - Burning sensation in the middle of the chest or upper abdomen.
    - Aggravated after large meals, stooping or bending after eating.
    - Spontaneous appearance of fluid in the mouth, which may be salty, sour or bitter.
    - Discomfort in the stomach, aggravated by hot or cold foods, citrus juices, and alcohol.

    Peptic Ulcer:

    - Pains are related to meals.
    - Gastric ulcer- pain is worst after eating.
    - Duodenal ulcer- pain temporarily better by eating so has to get up at night to eat again.
    - Individual is healthy.
    - In the absence of pain - recurrent bouts of heartburn, anorexia, nausea and vomiting.

    Dietary Management:

    - Treat the causes- take measures to relieve tensions and stress from life.
    - Relax for about 20 minutes before and after eating.
    - Eat bland food; less hot food add little or no oil to your food- bland boiled vegetables.
    - Eat fresh fruits and salads, ash gourd juice.
    - You can have take maria, commonly known as falooda seeds (Impatiens balsamina), they have a cooling effect and helps in digestion in hot weathers.
    - Avoid citrus fruits, coffee, tea, raw vegetables, meat extracts, condiments spices, and apple.
    - Avoid canned and processed food- they contain chemical irritants.
    - Avoid fried food and fats - you can include sesame oil, mustard oil, oily fish, linseed oil, skimmed milk and low-fat milk products in your diet in small quantities.
    - Avoid tobacco and alcohol.
    - Eat meals at regular intervals, at a regular time.
    - Do not overeat; eat small meals at short intervals, little food at every 2 hrs.
    - In snacks, you can have biscuits (not the cream ones), toast with / without butter, sandwiches, light cake, curds, buttermilk, ice creams, custards, and puddings.
    - Avoid drinking immediately before meals and drink sparingly during the meals.
    - Do not exercise, bend, stoop / sleep immediately after meals.
    - Avoid drugs like painkillers, antibiotics, aspirin, NSAID, steroids.
    - Drink cold milk before retiring to bed.
  • MD - Homeopathy, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, BHMS
    Hypothyroidism / myxoedema
    Hypothyroidism is a clinical condition, which results from deficiency of thyroid hormones.
    Hypothyroidism with deposition of mucinous substance in subcutaneous tissues is known as 'myxoedema'.


    - primary thyroid gland involvement.
    - lack of pituitary tsh (thyroid stimulating hormone).
    - hypothalamic deficiency of trh (thyrotropin-releasing hormone).
    - autoimmune thyroiditis.
    - severe iodine deficiency.

    Sign and symptoms:

    - slowing down of mental and physical functions of the body.
    - easy fatigability and tiredness.
    - sleepiness.
    - body ache.
    - puffiness of face.
    - edema feet.
    - weight gain.
    - increased sensitivity to cold.
    - dryness of skin.
    - brittle nails.
    - constipation.
    - hair fall.
    - hoarseness of voice.
    - hearing loss.
    - tendency for repeated infections.
    - muscle cramps.
    - shortness of breath.
    - anemia.
    - mood swings.
    - forgetfulness.
    - slow speech.
    - infertility.
    - menorrhagia (profuse menses).
    - occasionally rise in blood pressure.

    Dietary management:

    - avoid goitrogens (food that blocks the utilization of iodine): turnips, cabbage, mustard, cassava root, soybeans, peanuts, pine nuts and millets. Cooking usually inactivates goitrogens.


    1. increase consumption of iodine, it is an important building block of thyroid hormone:
    - sea food, meat, milk and milk, sea plants- kelp, dulse (vegetable sea food) and japanese sea vegetables. Plants grown in iodine rich soils are also good source of iodine.
    - iodized salt is a primary source of iodine.

    2. increase consumption of copper, selenium and zinc as these minerals are essential for normal thyroid hormone production and metabolism.

    3. foods rich in copper:- meat gelatin, eggs, yeast, lamb; pork; pheasant quail; duck; goose; squid; salmon; organ meats.
    - soy and soy products, nuts and seeds, beans, legumes; almonds, broccoli, garlic; bran breads and cereals; sea plants and mushrooms.
    - dried beans - soy beans, lima beans, baked beans, dried peas; lentils; barley.
    - dried fruits including raisins, dates, prunes, avocado, chocolate.
    - some amount of cooper is obtained from cooking in copper vessels.

    4. foods rich in selenium:
    - grains, brazil nuts, garlic, wheat germ and brewer`s yeast, fish, shellfish, eggs, red meat, chicken and liver.

    5. food rich in zinc: good dietary sources of zinc include seafood (especially oysters), beef, oatmeal, chicken, liver, spinach, nuts and seeds.
    - meat, poultry and milk, shell fish, crab, shrimp and sea plants etc.
    - plant foods are low in zinc, whole wheat grains provide good amount of zinc.

    6. increase consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, one of the pufa`s (poly unsaturated fatty acids), as it also contributes to normal thyroid function: fish and fish oils provide excellent forms of omega-3s as well as vitamin a, which improves thyroid receptor binding and thyroid hormone activity. Flax / linseed oil is the richest source of pufa`s. Other oils that contain pufa`s are safflower oil, soybean oil, cottonseed oil, maize oil, sesame oil, rich bran oil, ground nut oil, mustard oil and olive oil.

    7. increase consumption of proteins - tyrosine, an amino acid is a precursor for making thyroid hormone:
    - milk and milk products, eggs (is the richest source), flesh food: meat, fish, and poultry.
    - nuts and oilseeds, pulses, cereals.

    8. mild to moderate exercise is advisable, exercise stimulates thyroid gland function.

    9. practise yoga, helps in increasing tissue sensitivity to thyroid hormone.

    Consult physician:

    - if myxoedema presents with complications like cardiac failure or coma consult your physician immediately. Immediate medical attention is necessary.

    Note blood test empty stomach, t3 t4 tsh
    Avoid unnecessary use of external hormones and steroids
  • MD - Homeopathy, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, BHMS

    Beriberi is a vitamin b1 (thiamine) deficiency. There are different types of beriberi dry (Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome), wet (cardiovascular disease), oriental and infantile.


    - inadequate intake of thiamine.
    - eating a diet in which most calories are derived from polished rice (oriental).
    - excessive alcohol consumption (dry and wet beriberi).
    - inadequate intake in breastfeeding mothers (infantile).
    - other cause can be patients under dialysis, patients receiving high doses of diuretics.
    - rarely genetic inability to absorb thiamine.

    Sign and symptoms:

    Dry beriberi:
    - glucose metabolism is affected so there is weakness.
    - pain, tingling numbness in hands and feet.
    - difficulty walking.
    - muscle wasting with loss of function or paralysis of lower extremities.
    - strange eye movements - nystagmus.
    - mental confusion and speech difficulties.
    - brain damage - affecting language and thinking.
    - coma.

    Wet beriberi:
    - general swelling.
    - increased heart rate.
    - tachycardia (increased pulse rate).
    - lung congestion.
    - enlarged heart - congestive heart failure.

    Infantile beriberi:
    in infantile beriberi the child is usually breastfed can have sudden convulsions, cyanosis and can go in a coma.

    Dietary management:

    - avoid alcohol.
    - avoid eating unpolished rice or cereals.


    - increase intake of thiamine (vitamin b1)
    - thiamine is found in almost all foodstuffs of animal and plant origin. Fats oils and sugars do not contain thiamine.
    - animal origin: lean meat especially pork, fish, dairy products, poultry, egg yolk are good sources of thiamine.
    - yeast is a very good source of thiamine.
    - plant origin: cereals, pasta, whole grains like rice and wheat germ, dried beans, peas and soybeans are a good source of vitamin b1.
    - fruits and vegetables are not high in thiamine content.
    - you can take thiamine supplements.

    Consult physician:

    If any of the above symptoms are observed consult your physician as immediate supplementation of injectable thiamine is essential.

  • MD - Homeopathy, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, BHMS
    CHIKUNGUNYA is caused due to a viral infection (CHIKV) and is transmitted when an infected female Aedes aegypti mosquito carries the virus from an infected human to a healthy person. The mosquitoes mostly attack during the day and are commonly seen breeding around clean water bodies. Chikungunya means ‘to distort’, directly relating to the stooped appearance of the patient due to extreme pain in and around the joints during the disease. The disease is characterised by an abrupt onset of fever frequently accompanied by severe muscle and joint pains. Once bitten, the patient will experience symptoms such as arthritis like pain around the joints, muscle aches, fever, malaise, headache, fatigue, nausea and in some cases vomiting within approximately two to 22 days.
    Chikungunya is a self-resolving disease. It gradually decreases in intensity in about a week after infection. But some people may experience arthritic pain and fatigue for a few weeks to a year after it has resolved. In very old and ailing patients and in individuals with a weak immune system, the disease can result in death.
    Blood tests can help diagnosis. Doctors can now quickly and accurately identify patients at risk of severe form of chikungunya with the help of a direct biomarker. There is currently no cure for the condition. Medications are given for symptomatic relief from pain, swelling and fever.
    Chikungunya is caused due to a viral infection (CHIKV) and is transmitted when an infected mosquito carries the virus from an infected human to a healthy person. They are commonly seen breeding around clean water bodies and mostly attack during the day.
    Usually confused with dengue and in some cases malaria, chikungunya is a self resolving disease (the condition gradually decreases in intensity in about a week after infection) that does not have a cure. As an exception, some people experience arthritic pain and fatigue for a few weeks to a year after it has resolved.
    A condition that is spread by the female Aedes aegypti mosquito, ‘chikungunya’ means ‘to distort’, directly relating to the extreme pain the patient experiences in and around his/her joints during the disease. Once bitten the patient will experience symptoms such as
    Arthritis like pain around the joints
    Muscle aches
    Vomiting (within approximately two to 22 days of infection, in some cases)
    Here are how the symptoms of chikungunya are different from malaria and dengue.
    There are very subtle differences between the three mosquito borne diseases and one of the most clear difference is the type and frequency of fever a patient experiences.
    In the case of dengue a patient suffers from high fever that appears and subsides quickly only to reappear with rashes and in the case of dengue haemorrhagic fever, along with bleeding.
    In malaria, the patient suffers from high fever, most predominantly in the evenings with chills followed by sweating in quick succession.
    In the case of chikungunya the patient suffers a high fever with severe pain in the body especially the joints along with all the symptoms mentioned above. In all three conditions the patient will experience a temperature of about 102o .
    Most doctors do tend to diagnose the condition using a process of elimination – by testing for dengue and malaria first then followed by tests for chikungunya.
    The diagnostic test for the condition is a simple blood test where the sample is tested serologically using the ELISA test (Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays) or PCR (polymerase chain reaction) to check for the presence of the anti-chikungunya antibody in the patient’s blood.
    If the patient is infected, the amount of immunoglobulin is the highest in the first two weeks after the onset of symptoms and continues to be present in the body for about two months after that.
    There is currently no treatment for the condition and doctors prescribe medication to give symptomatic relief to the patient. Drugs to reduce the pain, swelling and fever that appear with the disease are usually the first line of treatment. That being said there have been a number of research studies to identify a possible vaccine and treatment for the condition.
    A study published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 2000 said that they had developed a vaccine that showed 98% efficacy in its patients. This vaccine is still not available in the market. Other studies on a possible DNA vaccine for the chikungunya vaccine is still underway.
    Although this condition has no known complications it can cause death in very old and ailing patients.
    If you do think you might have the condition it is extremely important to get diagnosed early, since the symptoms overlap with conditions that have serious complications like dengue and malaria.
    Here is what you should do to prevent from getting infected with the disease:
    Since infected mosquitoes, bite during the day, it is advisable to use a mosquito repellent cream while stepping out, especially in endemic areas.
    Use repellants within the house and use them as per the recommendations on the packaging.
    Keep all water reservoirs like buckets, small tubs, mugs etc. covered at all times. It is essential to empty out all the containers regularly and wash them well.
    Declutter your home and air our all the rooms once a day. Remember to close all your windows and doors by mid morning.
    If you have too many mosquitos in your area, ask your area municipal corporation to get the area sprayed to rid it of mosquitoes.
    Finally, what you need to remember is that if you experience symptoms like fever, joint pain, malaise, fatigue and vomiting make sure you visit a doctor at the earliest. Do not self medicate because it could be something more serious
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