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Akash Medical Centre

Diabetologist, General Physician, Internal Medicine
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Indore Medical College
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  • MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
    General Physician
    Amebiasis is a parasitic infection most commonly caused by entamoeba histolytica. The parasite may cause both intestinal and extra-intestinal disease. Intestinal disease manifests as fever, chills, bloody or mucoid diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, or alternating diarrhea with constipation.

    Amebiasis is ubiquitous and typically transmits by the fecal-oral route. Here are steps to help avoid getting this infection.

    Steps to prevent amoebiasis

    1) strengthen your immune system. Your first defence is your immune system and keeping it in excellent shape will help to prevent an infection from entameoba histolytica:[1]
    Drink enough pure water per day to keep you properly hydrated.
    Eat plenty of fiber from fresh fruit, vegetables, and grains.
    Don't dilute your stomach acid, it destroys most bugs. Avoid using antacids and baking soda (neat) where possible and don't drink liquid right before, during, or after a meal.
    Take vitamins if you're not getting sufficient amounts from your food. Nourish the digestive system with a daily multivitamin, plenty of zinc and vitamin a.

    2) take care while travelling. [2] be very careful about where you source your food and water from and reassure yourself of its cleanliness. Also be careful about where you swim.

    3) practice good hygiene. Good hygiene is a key way to prevent contacting amebiasis, whether you're at home or traveling:
    Always wash your hands with soap and warm running water for at least 10 seconds after defecation and after changing baby diapers.
    Always wash your hands with soap and warm running water before preparing or eating food. Also scrub your fingernails prior to food preparation.[3]
    Clean toilet seats before using, especially in public bathrooms. Use alcohol wipes or commercial toilet wipes made for the purpose.

    Take care with water sources. Do not drink untreated water contaminated by feces. Boil water of undetermined quality prior to drinking, or use bottled water if you cannot be sure of the water's quality, especially when travelling.

    5) aware of and implement safe food handling and eating practices. Avoid eating unpeeled or uncooked fruits or vegetables of questionable quality. Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly, peel fruits, and boil vegetables prior to eating.
    Boiling food above 50c or 122f will kill e. Histolytica cysts.
    Keep fruits and vegetables dry during storage. E. Histolytica cysts are killed by desiccation.
    Avoid dining at public places that appear unclean or that have questionable sanitary practices. Do not share sauces in one container with others in a party.
    Be careful of salad bars, as salads can harbor the parasite.

    6) control flies. Flies can carry the parasites. Protect foods against fly contamination by shielding them with a cover.

    7) dispose of all human feces in a sanitary manner. If you have a garden near a septic tank, ensure that the tank is fully contained, not leaking, and is regularly emptied by trained personnel. If you're camping, keep all human waste activities well away from cooking and sleeping areas.

    Dr anil kumar mehta.
  • MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
    General Physician
    These worms are found in the gastro-intestinal tract of a person, primarily on the intestinal wall. Intestinal worms mostly strike during the rainy season. Stomach worms are quite common in children, and can cause pain in the stomach as well as during motions.

    How human-being getting the intestinal worms

    Eating contaminated food,
    Eating food with dirty fingers,
    Faulty living style,
    Walking bare foot,
    Eating undercooked flesh foods, poor sanitation
    Worms can enter through the mouth, the nose and the eyes
    Sexual contact can also be a cause of intestinal worms.

    How to prevent stomach worms

    A healthy immune system along with hygienic habits and sanitised surroundings are needed for prevention of worm infections.
    Proper washing and cleaning of fruits and vegetables before consuming raw is necessary.
    Maintaining personal hygiene is the easiest and the most effective way of preventing the infection. Clean your hands and legs each time you go out.
    Try to avoid eating foods from street vendors.
    Do not forget to wash your hands after changing diapers, cleaning house, holding uncleaned food stuffs, handling animals.
    Eating fruits and green vegetables is a good way of detoxifying your body and is considered as the easiest method of killing parasitic worms.
    Drink plenty of water. Water also has tendency of detoxification. Drinking about 8-10 glasses of water a day will help a lot.
    If you are suffering from stomach worms, then strictly avoid all fatty foods like oil, butter and cream.
    Meat (including red meats) must not be taken until the infection is completely cleared. Yoghurt will help you in restoring your digestive health.
    Tips for killing stomach worms for killing stomach worms,

    Avoid carbohydrates, especially those found in refined foods, fruits, juices, dairy products and all sugars.
    Consume more raw garlic, pumpkin seeds, pomegranates, beets, and carrots, as all of them have anti-worm properties.
    Drink a lot of water to enhance good bowel, which will in turn promote elimination.
    Consumption of fibber also helps get rid of worms.
    Add a number of robotics to your diet to prevent the parasites from spreading.
    Digestive enzymes help in restoring the intestinal tract to its normal state. This makes it inhospitable to parasites.
    Consistent doses of vitamin c and zinc also help in reduction of worms. However, vitamin c dose should be lowered in case of diarrhoea.
    Carrot juice contains digestive enzymes naturally, which can help eliminate worms from your body. Consume at least 1-3 glasses of juice from carrot daily.

    The most commonly used medicines are

    Ayurvedic methods

    Apart from the regular medicines, there are a number of herbs which help in killing or reducing the stomach worms. They can be ingested in the form of dried extracts (capsules, powders, teas), glycerines (glycerine extracts) or tinctures (alcohol extracts). However, caution should be exercised and they should be taken strictly under the supervision of a health practitioner.

    Some of the commonly used herbs are

    Garlic (allium sativum)
    Barberry (berberis vulgaris)
    Goldenseal (hydrastis canadensis)
    Oregon grape (berberis aquifolium)
    Tea tree oil (melaleuca alternifolia)
    Anise (pimpinella anisum)
    Wormwood (artemisia annua)
    Curled mint (mentha crispa)
    Black walnuts (juglans nigra)
  • MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
    General Physician
    Viral fever

    Many people prefer natural home remedies for viral fever. Here are ten natural home remedies to reduce a high fever:

    Take a bath: soaking in a tub of lukewarm or cool water may help you feel better.
    Control the heat: lower the room temperature via thermostat or by opening a window. Keep a warm blanket close by in case you have chills. Use the blanket instead of difficult-to-remove items of clothing to self-regulate the temperature. Eating cold food might also help: popsicles, cold yogurt, and/or applesauce.

    Drink lots of liquids: water or clear liquid is best (chicken broth, juice, uncaffeinated tea). The anti-oxidants found in most fruits might also help, and if there's vomiting or diarrhea, a drink with electrolytes might help. Herbal teas and ingredients that aid fever reduction include catnip, echinacea, elder flower, eyebright, feverfew, honey, lemon balm, lemon peel, lemon verbena, lemongrass, peppermint, pleurisy root, purpurea leaf, sage, stevia leaf, and yarrow.

    Lemon socks: squeeze out the juice of one lemon into a cup of hot (but not scalding) water. Soak a pair of thin cotton socks in this lemon water, squeeze out the excess liquid, and put on the socks. Pull a pair of thick woolen knee socks over the lemon water-soaked socks so that you don't get your sheets wet. Keep the two pairs of socks on all night.

    Hot and cold socks: first, prepare one basin of hot water and one basin of ice cold water. Next, soak a pair of thin ankle socks in the cold water. While you're doing this, soak your feet in the hot water for a minute. Then, towel off the excess water and put on the socks that were soaked in cold water. Wear another pair of socks over the wet socks to protect your sheets. Keep the socks on for several hours.

    Damp washcloth: soak a washcloth or face towel in lukewarm water, squeeze out the excess water, and for 10 minutes, pat the cloth or towel gently from your elbows down to your hands and from your knees down to your feet. This works by pulling the heat away from your core and from your head, where excessive heat can harm your organs, on to your limbs where it is then released through the pores.

    Lemon: slice a lemon (or other citrus fruit) in half and rub one half all over the soles of your feet. You may also use socks to keep slices of lemon against the soles of the feet overnight.
    Garlic: crush, puree, or slice up a clove of raw garlic and eat it. You can mix it with honey to make it more palatable.

    Garlic and olive oil: crush 2 garlic cloves and mix them with 2 spoons of olive oil. Warm the mixture up a bit before applying it to the soles of your feet before covering with a plastic wrap overnight.

    Vinegar: add half a cup of vinegar to your bathwater and soak in it for at least 10 minutes.

    Potato and vinegar: soak a few slices of potato in vinegar for 10 minutes then place them on your forehead topped by a washcloth or small towel.

    Raisins: in half a cup of water, soak a handful (about 25) raisins. After a while, crush the raisins with a spoon to mix them with the water. Then add the juice of half a lime, strain, and drink this concoction twice a day.

    Herbal teas: lots of herbs can be steeped to make teas that are beneficial against numerous medical conditions, including viral fever.
    Dr anll kumar mehta.
  • MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
    General Physician
    Wash your hands. Do so often, especially after using the bathroom or touching inanimate objects, like bathroom faucets and door handles, in public places. Also, try to stop touching your face. It sounds silly, but the average american touches their eyes, nose, mouth, or face every 20 seconds, according to gregory poland, md, director of the vaccine research group at mayo clinic in rochester, minn, allowing germs easily access into the body.
    Go to bed early. You need plenty of sleep to keep your immune system in tip-top shape this time of year.
    Eat healthy food with plenty of vitamins. This will also keep your immune system going strong. Cold and flu season runs in tandem with candy season from halloween to easter. So make an effort to fill your plate with vegetables at lunch and dinner, and snack on fruit throughout the day.
    Exercise. We know it's no longer swimsuit season, but do your best to stay moving during the cooler months. Regular exercise is another immune-system booster, which can prevent cold bugs you do catch from making you sick.
    Try zinc lozenges. If you feel a cold coming on despite your best efforts to stave off germs, research has shown that zinc lozenges might shorten cold duration" they bind to the viral particles and help prevent some of the replication" says michael benninger, md, of the cleveland clinic" it won't prevent you from getting a cold, but it may make your cold less severe and last not quite as long"

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  • MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
    General Physician
    Spondylosis is a condition where the joints and cushions (intervertebral discs) that form the backbone wear out, generally due to ageing. It occurs mainly in the neck (cervical spondylosis) or lower back (lumbar spondylosis).

    When the cushions and joints of the spine are worn out, the spine loses flexibility and becomes stiffer. Bending of the spine for long periods of time (which typically happens when sitting for prolonged periods, especially in a slouched position) puts increased pressure on these cushions and joints which tend to become stuck and stiff. Cervical spondylosis or lumbar spondylosis include the following:

    Stiff and painful neck
    Lower back pain and tenderness
    Stiffness and difficulty moving the back
    Tingling sensations in one or both arms, hands, legs or feet
    Numbness and weakness in one or both arms, hands, legs or feet
    In severe cases of nerve pinching, difficulty in walking, unbalanced or unsteady gait with a tendency to fall especially when climbing stairs
    Poor bladder control
    Headaches, and occasionally giddiness
    Tips to protect your spine

    About 90 per cent of the population will suffer from back or neck pain when they reach adulthood, says a/prof tan. When it comes to the back, prevention is best.

    Take short frequent breaks away from the computer.
    Sit up straight on and off every 10-15 minutes, periodically stand up, walk around and stretch every hour.
    Do regular stretching and strengthening exercises.
    Keep the top of the computer screen at eye-level.
    This way you will be looking down at the screen at a 15- to 20-degree angle which is less strenuous on the neck.
    Adopt a good sitting posture
    Sit upright and make sure both the feet are on the floor, and the elbows, knees, hips and ankles are at a 90-degree angle. Place a cushion against the back of the chair to support the lower back. When typing for prolonged periods, sit close to the table and rest the elbows on the table to relieve stress from the shoulders and neck.

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  • MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
    General Physician
    Sleep tips for your kids

    Sleep a tips and kids' weight

    Does your child get enough sleep? if not, it could affect more than sleepiness at school. Studies suggest there may be a link between skimping on sleep and being overweight. Sleep shortfalls may increase hunger hormones -- so kids eat more. Also, kids are less likely to get exercise (and burn off calories) when they're tired.

    To help kids and teens get a good night's sleep:

    Remove tvs, computers, and gadgets from kids' bedrooms.
    Avoid large meals before bedtime.
    Develop a regular bedtime routine.
    Set firm bedtimes and wake times.
    Make sure the bedroom is quiet, dark, relaxing -- and not too hot or cold.
    Help kids quiet down a few hours before bedtime.
    Heavy studying, text messaging, or video games should end in early evening.
    How much sleep do schoolkids need? it depends on the child. But here are some general guidelines from the national sleep foundation:

    Ages 3-5: 11-13 hours
    Ages 5-12: 10-11 hours
    Ages 11-17: 9.5-9.25 hours
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  • MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
    General Physician
    Here are type,cause,symptoms and treatments of Diabetes
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  • MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
    General Physician
    Cut down on processed food. Processed foods are not good because

    (1) most nutritional value is lost
    (2) the preservatives added are bad for our health.

    Many processed foods contain a high amount of salt content, which leads to higher blood pressure and heart disease. Processed foods are anything that are not in their raw form. In general, most of the food in supermarket are processed the more the ingredients on the label (especially the ones ending with ite or ate, the more processed they are. Watch out for those with salt/sugar as the first 5 ingredients and go for natural foods as much as possible.
  • MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
    General Physician
    Drink more water in daily life
    Drink more water. Most of us actually don't drink enough water every day. Water is essential for our body to function do you know over 60% of our body is made up of water? water is needed to carry out our body functions, remove waste and carry nutrients and oxygen around our body. Since we lose water every day through urine, bowel movements, perspiration and breathing, we need to replenish our water intake.

    Furthermore, drinking more water alone actually, aids in losing weight. A health. Com study carried out among overweight/obese people showed that water drinkers lose 4.5 more pounds than a control group. The researchers believe that it's because drinking more water helps fill your stomach, making you less hungry and less likely to overeat. I agree with that, and I have an added take that your body tries to retain whatever water you take when you don't take in enough water, leading to increasing in weight. Whereas when you regularly drink water, your body knows that it's going to get its supply of fluids, so it doesn't try to retain more water.

    The amount of water we need is dependent on various factors such as the humidity, our physical activity, and your weight, but generally, we need 2.7-3.7 litres of water intake! since food intake contributes about 20% of our fluid intake, that means we need to drink about 2.0-3.0 litres of water, or about 8-10 glasses (now you know how the 8 glasses recommendation came about!). One way to tell if you're hydrated your urine should be colorless or slightly yellow. If it's not, you're not getting enough water! other signs include dry lips, dry mouth, and little urination. Go get some water first before you continue this article!

    Dr. Anil Kumar Mehta
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  • MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
    General Physician
    Cut soda and caffeine

    Cut out soda and caffeine. Drinks with caffeine are diuretics meaning they speed up the rate of urine production. Hence, these drinks do not contribute to your 8 glasses of water/day requirement they actually take away from it! furthermore, soda is unhealthy, causes weight gain, is an artificial stimulant, among other reasons. Ditch your soda and go for plain water or fresh fruit juices

    Dr Anil Kumar Mehta
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  • MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
    General Physician
    Some basics health tips for everyone for healthy living

    That promise amazing body transformations in a short amount of time but they're grueling. If you love that kind of challenge then go for it! to begin an exercise regimen that's less extreme, start with walking. Walking is a great way to ease into exercise and is less taxing on your joints than jogging or running. Even a 10 minute walk down the street will increase your stamina and boost your metabolism. When the weather doesn't permit walking outdoors, try the local gym. Elliptical machines are kinder to your knees and with their adjustable resistance you can increase the challenge as muscles strengthen. A treadmill is a great way to get walking too and with the adjustable incline you can experience the unique challenge of traversing hills.

    Hydrate properly

    Drinking enough water is vital to your health. Proper hydration aids in digestion, organ function and protects joint health. Consuming the proper amount of water daily keeps your skin healthy and helps flush out any toxins in your system. You need to drink more water when you're exercising because you sweat it out. Sports drinks are okay after a strenuous workout because they replace electrolytes but be aware that they contain sugar and added calories that you won't find in water. Fruit juices are good hydration too because they have vitamins and minerals but even the most natural juices contain sugar and sometimes high amounts of sodium.

    Fresh air and sunshine

    Venturing out into the sunlight has many benefits, a major one being that when your skin is exposed to sunlight, it produces vitamin d. Vitamin d helps your body absorb calcium which is vital for building and maintaining strong, healthy bones. Low levels of vitamin d can lead to certain cancers, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and depression. Vitamin d's ability to aid in calcium absorption prevents bone diseases like osteoporosis and rickets. Sunlight isn't the only source of vitamin d, it can also be found in fortified dairy products, cod liver oil, eggs and fish like salmon and tuna.

    Rest and relaxation

    Never underestimate the importance of a good night's sleep! as hectic as your life is, your body needs time to recharge. Insufficient sleep can lead to fatigue, depression and anxiety. Even just a few nights of not enough sleep affect your mood, judgment and memory. Longer bouts of inadequate sleep can lead to health problems like depression, and heart disease. You might be tempted to try and work through a problem by staying up all night but it's better to sleep on it. Quite often the right solution presents itself in the morning after a good night's rest.

    Eat naturally

    A good rule of thumb to use when grocery shopping is if you can't pronounce the ingredients then you shouldn't be putting it in your body. Fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein, and whole grain foods are best for your body. Many breads that claim to be whole grain and nutritious are also full of preservatives and excess sugar. Take eating healthy a step further by baking as much food as you can from scratch. You'll gain peace of mind knowing exactly what ingredients went into the food you're eating. Also, keep an eye on eye on the nutritional labels of the foods you ingest and even the meds or treatments you use on your body (toothpaste, bodywash, etc).
  • MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
    General Physician
    Dengue fever and its prevention

    Dengue remedies

    With no vaccine available for dengue, it can be scary if your child gets the dengue fever. Dengue is most common in tropical areas and caused when bitten by an infected aedes' mosquito. This disease is common but may cause severe exhaustion. Warm and humid climate cater a perfect breeding environment to the aedes' mosquito. Studies have shown that the most common site of mosquito breeding is stagnant water, therefore the instance of dengue soars during monsoon. With monsoon approaching soon, below is a list of tips to prevent dengue during monsoon:

    Preventing and treating dengue in monsoon

    Since it's the environment that is conducive for the breeding of aedes mosquitoes, the key is to snatch that away. If you are living or travelling in tropical areas, especially during monsoons, your best bet is not to let the mosquitoes bite you. The below tips will help in prevention of dengue fever in kids:

    Keep your house clean, dry and hygienic
    Throw away wet garbage such as vegetable stalks, fruit peels etc, away from your home preferably at the municipal bins. Clean the flower pots and throw the dead plants away
    Get rid of stagnant water in the premises:

    Let your vase go dry for a month or two you may always use artificial flowers for the meantime
    If you have a swimming pool remove the entire water, let it become dry and cover it
    Do the same for any ornamental waterfall pieces or fountains
    It's time to drain the cooler tank of any water, let it dry and store it appropriately such that it does not stores water

    Any other receptacles collecting water should be turned upside down
    Clean out stagnant water

    Install mosquito meshes to prevent the entry of mosquitoes without obstructing the inflow of fresh air
    Buy good quality mosquito nets and use them
    Young kids can wear attractive mosquito bands and badges throughout the day to prevent mosquito buzzing around them
    Dress them in light, cotton clothes preferably full sleeves, pants and socks cover them up as much as possible
    Permethrin is a mosquito repellent that can be sprayed onto the clothes, however its best to consult the pediatrician before
    You may use deet for spraying in the premises but should be kept away from the babies
    Natural remedies for getting rid of mosquitoes

    To effectively prevent dengue, it is imperative that mosquitoes are not breeding around. In tropical areas, mosquitoes can be a menace and it may not be possible to steer clear of them at all times. However, you can try the below strategies to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes.

    Use eucalyptus / citronella oil
    Hogweed is used to bring down temperatures because it produces a lot of perspirationburning earthen lamps containing neem oil also benefits. One can also apply neem leaves or neem oil after wrapping in a damp cloth 2-3 times daily. The dosage should not be more than 15 to 60 gms
    Burning lavender aromatic candles
    Burning camphor keep the room closed for 15-20 minutes afterwards and say bye bye to the mosquitoes
    Add tea-tree oil to the vaporizer and let it ward off those pesky creatures
    Shift your tulsi plant near the window yes some plants prevent mosquitoes from buzzing around!

    Preventing dengue in babies

    Taking baby's temperature
    Though babies will not go out in the rains and play in muddy waters, yet if your house does breed or lets in mosquitoes, they are at a risk of getting dengue as well.

    Make sure to cover the buggy, stroller, crib covered with mosquito net as much as possible
    Dress the baby in light, soft, breathable clothes preferably which cover most of him
    The mosquito repellents cannot be used on the baby less than 2 months
    You can strap the mosquito bands and badges near the baby like on the stroller or his crib
    Home remedies for dengue in kids

    On observing symptoms such as fever, body rash or muscle/joint pain, you should already be confirming an appointment with the pediatrician. Once dengue is confirmed, the doctor may prescribe paracetamol to take care of the fever. However with babies, be extra cautious no overdose no missed doses. If you find that the symptoms are not subsiding, then take your child to the pediatrician.
    Since there is no set of medicine specifically designed to counter dengue, managing the symptoms along with following measures serve as the ideal treatment:
    Tulsi and camphor

    Consume barley grass: barley grass can be either made in a tea or one can consume it as it is. It helps in stimulating production of new blood cells and thus increases the platelet count
    Neem leaves: the highly medicinal properties of neem leaves come to use even in dengue. You can brew the leaves and make your child drink the neem water. Neem helps in increasing the white blood cell count and the platelet count
    Papaya leaves: the juice of crushed papaya leaves can also help in treating dengue, though it is not clearly established. The juice from papaya leaves helps in eliminating the toxins from the body, and boosts the immune system. Papaya juice helps in platelet deficiency, hence its consumption is also said to have positive effects during dengue
    Orange juice: the vitamin c in orange juice strengthens the immune system and frequent urination causes the toxis to go out of the body. It also helps in repairing the body and eases the symptoms of dengue. Other fruits rich in vitamin c, like amla, can be given to the kids. Juices of pomegranate and black grapes also help in increasing the blood count
    Fenugreek leaves: dengue causes a lot of exhaustion and pains, and fenugreek leaves can help ease the pain and allow the patient to have a good sleep by acting as a sedative. Fenugreek can be taken as a beverage as it reduces fever.
    Basil (tulsi) leaves: chewing basil leaves has been in practice since ages and is an effective ayurvedic remedy to treat dengue fever. The natural insecticidal properties of basil leaves will also make you less attractive for mosquitoes. Boiled tulsi leaves (holy basil) can be consumed like a warm beverage.
    Refrain from pain relieving medications: do not administer pain-relieving medicines such as aspirin and ibuprofen. Place wet cloth on the forehead to naturally bring down the temperature
    Ample rest: allow your child to take ample of rest the body feels drained during dengue. Provide warm and nutritious food, must be light i. E. Easily digestible
    Prevent dehydration: for younger kids, you can give ors to prevent dehydration. Make sure your child drinks a lot of water which will help in hydrating the body and ease headaches and muscle cramps. Water will also help flush out toxins from the body. Provide your child with plenty of fluids be it in the form of coconut water, fruit juices or soups
    Coriander leaves: coriander leaves can also help bring down the fever

    Dr Anil Mehta.
  • MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
    General Physician
    Typhoid fever and its prevention


    The first step to avoiding typhoid is receiving the typhoid vaccine. Beyond that, here are a few tips to help you avoid the disease:

    If you must use local water, be sure to boil or otherwise purify it. Purification tablets and filters are available at all passport health travel clinic locations.

    Drink sealed, bottled water from a reputable source, and avoid brands you do not recognize.
    Remember to only use ice that made from bottled or boiled water. Avoid popsicles or flavored ice.
    Ensure all food is cooked thoroughly and served steaming hot.

    Avoid all fruits and vegetables that you have not peeled yourself.
    Avoid food and drinks from street vendors.

    Frequent hand washing is always a good strategy to prevent disease.

    Typhoid is a fairly common infection among international travelers. If you return from a trip and fall ill, visit a health care provider immediately. Be sure to supply him or her with a complete itinerary of your trip

    Dr. Anil Mehta
  • MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
    General Physician
    One of the deadly diseases caused by the bite of an infected mosquito is Chikungunya. If you suddenly experience unbearable joint pain with symptoms of fever, consult a doctor immediately. Even the name Chikungunya etymologically means "to become twisted". If you are having the aforementioned symptoms, there is a high chance you are suffering from Chikungunya.

    Symptoms of Chikungunya
    Chikungunya affects your body within 3-4 days of the mosquito bite. The first sign of Chikungunya is sudden fever, which causes mild tremors in your body accompanied by severe pain and swelling of the joints. A headache and pain in the muscles are other two symptoms of this disease. The most glaring indication that you are suffering from it is the excessive joint pain you experience. This pain usually lasts for a few days to a couple of weeks. If left untreated, this disease can prove to be fatal.

    1. The joint pain will have a paralyzing effect on your body resulting in extreme pain.
    2. Your finger joints and foot exhibit signs of swelling, causing severe pain.
    3. You will experience pain in your hip, wrists and elbows.

    Other symptoms of the disease include neurological and mild cardiac complications. You may even complain of having an eyesore. Also, there are chances of you suffering from gastrointestinal problems. However, none of these symptoms will be as severe as the excruciating joint pain you experience.

    Some preventive measures can be taken, them being:
    a. Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.
    b. Get plenty of sleep. It might be impossible for you to sleep especially when you are having body aches. Thus ask your doctor for some painkillers which will let you rest.
    c. Paracetamol is a must to beat fever and joint pain.
    d. Anti-inflammatory pills will be strictly recommended by your doctor to treat the inflammation.
    e. Use a mosquito net at night
    f. Keep your house clean so that the Chikungunya mosquitoes don't thrive
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  • MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
    General Physician
    Tip for prevention of viral fever

    In monsoons/rainy season viral fever disease is a very common problem for any age group. By doing a little effort and giving proper attention, we can prevent ourselves from it. I am trying to provide some health tips for reducing this viral fever.

    Symptoms of viral fever:-

    Muscle pain
    Body pain
    Joint pains
    Skin rashes
    Redness of eyes
    Rising body temperature
    Sore throat
    A running nose
    High grade or low-grade fever

    Causes of viral fever:-

    There are following 3 most common ways for spreading viral fever.
    When anyone goes into direct touch with virus.
    When anyone takes breath in the infected air.
    When anyone takes contaminated food or water.

    Anyone can also be affected when he/she will go in touch with the infected person.

    Treatment of viral fever:-

    If anyone finds that he/she is affected with viral fever then he/she should contact a doctor. The doctor can control this disease very well.

    Prevention precaution from viral fever:-

    It is very difficult to prevent from viral fever. But we can make save ourselves by using some precautions.
    The main cause of viral fever is direct contact of the virus so we should give proper attention for affected viral things.
    We should avoid the company of infected persons. It is also the main cause of viral fever. We should also proper attention towards our water and food. Don't take oily, packaged and fried foods.

    Home remedies for viral fever:-

    We can use ice pack directly on the forehead.
    Wear light and cool cloth.
    Drink proper amount of water.
    Take fresh fruit juice and hot soup.
    Eat fresh, light food with less use of oil and spices.
    Soak your feet in a warm bath and wipe them.

    For more information contact
    Dr. Anil Mehta
  • MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
    General Physician
    Tip 5 for prevention of osteoarthritis

    Lesser strain on your joints

    Refrain from putting continual stress on your joints, e. G. Continually carrying heavy objects. To avoid injury during lifting, here's what you should do:

    Before lifting, spread your feet apart to give your body a wide base of support.
    Stand close to the object you're lifting, then squat down by bending at your knees.
    Look straight ahead while keeping your back straight and bring the object as close to your body as possible. Then slowly lift, using the muscles in your hips and knees.
    Squat to set the object down.

    For those already suffering from osteoarthritis, there may be treatments your doctor can recommend to cope with the condition. However, exercise and weight reduction are still the two most important therapies. Exercise can improve your physical health and reduce the joint pain in osteoarthritis. Just a tiny bit of weight loss can also reduce joint pain. Your doctor and physiotherapist can both give you helpful advice on exercise.

    It's important to note that most people do not improve with any kind, any brand or any form of supplements. For people with more severe pain, doctors may prescribe painkillers including over-the-counter creams and rubs, paracetamol and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids).

    Intra-articular injections into joint may help to reduce the pain and swelling for a short period of time and may be considered in selected group of patients.

    Walking aids such as cane or stick may help some people. Some special kinds of brace and walking devices can also help relieve joint pain and better train up the muscle.

    If you are experiencing severe pain and starting to have walking difficulties that affect your work and daily activities, replacing the defective joints with artificial joints (joint replacement surgery) may be advised as a last resort.

    With proper care, a healthy diet and regular exercise, it is possible to protect your joints and limit the effects of osteoarthritis

    For more information contact
    Dr anil mehta.
  • MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
    General Physician
    Tip 4 for prevention of

    Eat healthy

    Although there is no specific diet that prevents osteoarthritis, eating a well-balanced diet can help maintain an ideal weight, which is beneficial for your joints. It's always best to get your vitamin intake through diet instead of supplements. So far, there is no compelling evidence that omega-3 or any other supplements (including glucosamine, chondroitin, msm, etc.) or vitamins can help people with osteoarthritis

    For more information contact

    Dr anil mehta
  • MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
    General Physician
    Tip 3 for preventing osteoarthritis

    3. Manage your weight

    Excess weight puts additional stress on your joints, particularly those that bear the body's weight such as the knees, hips and joints of the feet. The load you put on your knee joints can be as much as four times your own body weight. If you're overweight but free of osteoarthritis, losing weight can help prevent the disease. If you already have osteoarthritis, weight loss can help improve osteoarthritis symptoms.

    Formore information contact
    Dr anil mehta.
  • MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
    General Physician
    Tip 2 for preventing osteoarthritis

    2) keep your muscles strong

    There is a strong link between having weak thigh muscles and the risk of developing knee osteoarthritis. Muscles help support your joints so having strong muscles will go a long way towards osteoarthritis prevention. Swimming and cycling are great examples of workouts that do not overload your joints. If you already have osteoarthritis and worry about joint pain after exercise, ask your doctor or physiotherapist for tips to help you continue to stay active. They may recommend hot or cold application or even pain relievers.

    For more information contact
    Dr anil mehta
  • MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
    General Physician
    Tip 1 for preventing osteoarthritis

    Avoid injuries

    Suffering a joint injury when you're an adolescent or young adult can set you up for osteoarthritis when you get older. To avoid joint injuries when exercising or playing sports, you should:

    1) do warm-up exercises for a few minutes before engaging in any sport.
    2) wear proper footwear that provides shock absorption and stability.
    3) avoid running on asphalt and concrete.
    4) when jumping, land with both knees bent.
    5) keep feet as flat as possible during stretches to avoid twisting knees.
    6) when doing knee bends, avoid bending past 90 degree
    7) after engaging in vigorous sports, perform cool down exercises.
    8) if you suffer a joint injury, seek proper medical treatment and take precautions to prevent further damage, such as using a brace to stabilise the affected joint.

    For more information contact
    Dr anil mehta
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