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Dr. Tarandeep Singh Ahuja

Doctor Of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Acupuncturist, Delhi

15 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Tarandeep Singh Ahuja is a trusted Acupuncturist in Tilak nagar, Delhi. He has had many happy patients in his 15 years of journey as a Acupuncturist. He is a Doctor Of Physical Therapy (DPT) . He is currently associated with Dukh Nivaram Acupuncture & Physiotherapy Centre in Tilak nagar, Delhi. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Tarandeep Singh Ahuja on Lybrate.com.

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Doctor Of Physical Therapy (DPT) - Indian Institude of Alternate Medicine, - 2002
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My wife is not able to gain weight for a long time , help me a way to make her gain weight.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
My wife is not able to gain weight for a long time , help me a way to make her gain weight.
The reason of not gaining weight are * improper diet * indigestion (disease of stomach, loose motions) * thyroid disorder * diabetes *addiction (smoking or alcoholism) dear your wife can easily gain weight and get a healthy body by following these best things - 1. To gain weight, your digestion should work properly. If you have any disease of digestive system you should treat disease first. For proper digestion - take 10 gms powder of carom seeds (ajwain, 10 gm powder of cumin (jeera), 10 gm of rock salt. Mix them well and take 1/2 teaspoon (3-5 gm) of mixture daily after meal. 2. Take a diet rich with proteins and fats. You should take high calorie food that increase your muscle mass and induce growth in bones. Follow the diet chart in your daily life to fastly gain weight * in morning, take a glass of milk added with 2 teaspoons of protein powder with breakfast. * in lunch time, take 1 bowl of curd or 100 gm of cheese, a bowl of vegetable, with chapattis. * in evening, take 1 glass of milk (300 ml) with 2 bananas. * in night, take a bowl of careals (daal, a bowl of salad with chapattis. 3. In morning, get up early and take awalk for 10-15 minutes and exercise light weight exercises for at least 30 minutes at home or gym. 4. For proper weight, proper sleep is very important. So you should sleep for 6-8 hours daily. 5. Avoid smoking & alcohol drinkg completely. 6. You can try protein powders like endura mass, milk powder, soya protein. And creatinine for weight gain by taking 1 tea spoon added in milk once a day. I assure you that you definitely gain weight fastly by following them. Be healthy.
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Sir/madam. Actually I am very thin only of 50 kgs. And as per your previous advise I stop masturbation. But the problem arising from 1 month that. During night time when I sleep, that time automatically my sperm is coming out, and that of more quantity, this happen for 4-5 time with me. So what can I do to overcome with this. Please help me sir/madam. I want to gain weight.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Sir/madam. Actually I am very thin only of 50 kgs. And as per your previous advise I stop masturbation. But the probl...
Hi lybrate-userglad that you asked this question. Some times the metabolism in the system is very fast. So you don't gain weight easily. Eat frequently. Also take up weight training to build on your muscles. Include a lot of protein rich foods in your diet like fish, grilled chicken, eggs, sprouts, nuts and oilseeds, paneer post the workout. You are still 15 years, in a year or two with hormonal changes things should fall in place. All the best.
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I am 23 year old female. I have problem with my breast, my breast is very tiny and I am not thin or slim girl, please suggest what I can do to enlarge my breast size, I do not want to do any type of surgery, so please suggest my exercise what I can do at home and food or fruit which helps me. I can not visit doctor because of my family so please suggest me here only. If possible.

M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
I am 23 year old female. I have problem with my breast, my breast is very tiny and I am not thin or slim girl, please...
Its not possible to increase the breast size by any kind of home therapy or medication. You need a surgical procedure to increase the size.

I am 5 month pregnant. I have a habit of eating raw rice. In spite of taking iron rich foods my haemoglobin count is just 8.6. Will this affect my baby. If I stop eating raw rice, in how many days will my haemoglobin start increasing.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 5 month pregnant. I have a habit of eating raw rice. In spite of taking iron rich foods my haemoglobin count is ...
Your hemoglobin is less. It can affect the child 1.Take good nourishing diet like milk, cheese, paneer,egg, fish, mutton, chicken,pulses,soybean 2. Fresh green leafy vegetables ,tomato, cauliflower,broccoli,pumpkin,beans,spinach. 3 .Fruits rich in vitamin c (helps in absorption of iron) like citrus fruits lorange/grape/strawberry guava/mango/pineapple/- water melon 4.Fruits like apple,dry fruits like dates, khajoor,kismiss 5..Drink plenty of water, 6.Go for regular exercise, 7Take adequate rest, 8..Avoid physical and mental exertion. 9.Take Haem up syrup 3 tsf twice daily before food 10. Monitor your hemoglobin 11.consult gynecologist for further advice
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10 Reasons To Add DATES To Your Daily Diet

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
10 Reasons To Add DATES To Your Daily Diet
Health benefits of dates
Dates are rich in iron, vitamins and minerals. They have numerous benefits and are highly recommended to be included in your daily diet. Interestingly, dates are widely used as alternative medicine in rural india. Here is a look at top ten health benefits of dates:
1. No cholesterol - free from cholesterol and low fat, dates are also rich in minerals and vitamins.
2. Vitamin stuffed - a rich source of vitamins b1, b2, b3 b5, a1 & c, they are also rich in dietary fiber and protein.
3. Rich in fiber - dates contain soluble and insoluble fibers along with various kinds of amino acids which helps them improve one's digestive system.
4. Helps weight gain - dates are known to be advised to people who want to gain weight. They contain proteins, sugar and various essential vitamins.
5. Cures constipation - one of the best cures for constipation is to have a few dates soaked overnight and eaten along with water.
6. Treats anemia - high in iron, dates are suggested to people who are being treated for anemia.
7. Energy booster - dates are good substitutes for sugar. They boost energy as they contain natural sugars yet are low in calories making them perfect snack option for health conscious people.
8. Good for heart - if soaked overnight, crushed in the morning and then eaten, dates are known to have positive effects on weak hearts. Being rich in potassium is also another reason they are good for the heart.
9. For sexual stamina - dates are known to be good for sexual stamina. To cure sexual weakness, soak a handful of dates in fresh goat's milk and the next morning, grind the dates in the milk. Add honey and cardamom powder, and drink it. This is known to reduce sterility.
10. For eye care - apart from fighting various conditions of the ear, nose and throat, dates are also good for eyes, especially in cases of night blindness. Here the date leaves also come into picture where they are ground into a fine paste and rubbed around and on the eyes. Alternatively, eating dates is also known to reduce night blindness.
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What is the benefit of eating gooseberry fruit. And wt is the procedure to eat gojiberry to gain weight. Whether it contain size effects?

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
What is the benefit of eating gooseberry fruit. And wt is the procedure to eat gojiberry to gain weight. Whether it c...
The health benefits of Indian Gooseberry, also known as Amla, can be partially attributed to its high vitamin-C content. Gooseberry is very rich in Vitamin C, and contains many minerals and vitamins like Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Carotene and Vitamin B Complex. Amla is also a powerful antioxidant agent.
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I have got for few months and motions, red eyes and I can't lifting any body pains in my opinion is that so give any other information.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have got for few months and motions, red eyes and I can't lifting any body pains in my opinion is that so give any ...
Take Belladonna 30, 3 drops, thrice daily. Use Schwabe's cmd2, eye drop. instill 2 drops in each eye twice daily. Wash your eyes with cold water twice daily. Revert me after 1 week.
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Can I have the oats, eggs,peanut butter, meat,bananas, juices,ice-cream, milk, fruits (which is a suggested diet for me to gain muscle and stamina) on the same day. Do it cause any adverse interaction for me?

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Can I have the oats, eggs,peanut butter, meat,bananas, juices,ice-cream, milk, fruits (which is a suggested diet for ...
Hello ice-cream & juices are not recommended in a healthy diet. You should have a balanced diet including carbs, proteins & fats also the essential nutrients. You can have oats, milk and fruits daily. OUt of egg/chicken and fish, you can have 2 in a day. Egg whites can be had daily but chicken and fish should be had not more than 3 days a week.
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I have been vomiting every morning for last 10 days. Its like a habit to me now. I had skip dinner too but it don't work. I had tried some home remedies but anyone of it doesn't work at all.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I have been vomiting every morning for last 10 days. Its like a habit to me now. I had skip dinner too but it don't w...
Please do not skip meals. Do blood test for cbc/lft/kft stool test - r/e also do not take fast-foods/cold drinks/night watching. Take nux vom 30 twice daily 6 pills and give me a feedback after 7 days.
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I'm Prasanth my age is 21 my height is 5.7" my weight is 45 I want to increase my weight and my body soooooo please suggest.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I'm Prasanth my age is 21 my height is 5.7" my weight is 45 I want to increase my weight and my body soooooo please s...
For increasing your weight Few diet tips - Not to eat fried food items and Can eat All green vegetables, moong , chana , Dal , rice etc And to apply ghee over chappati and don't apply oil over chappati And to drink milk mixed with turmeric powder twice a day And If possible eat eggs on alternate days And If possible in breakfast eat atleast one bajra ka rotla And Eat seasonal fruit
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My son is 18 year old. His fitness was not god. His weight 65 and hight 165. How to he loss his weight? Sir please help me.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
Burn fats and calories healthy diet to lose weight leave carbonated beverages eating vegetables to lose weight eating fruits to lose weight stop eating sugar lose weight fast reduce sodium lose weight herbal tea to lose weight eat low calorie foods drink plenty of water avoid sweets eat more vegetables you need to take a balanced diet.

I am taking VAATFREE capsules twice a day for knee and heel pain. Is VAATFREE a pain killer or steriod?

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
I am taking VAATFREE capsules twice a day for knee and heel pain.
Is VAATFREE a pain killer or steriod?
Vaatfree is a completely herbal preparation which aids in Vaata shaman, thus pain killer action. it does not contain any added steroids, thus is completely harmless.
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Non-surgical Treatment for Cervical Spondylosis - Tips!

MBBS, MD, FIMSA, FIPP
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
Non-surgical Treatment for Cervical Spondylosis - Tips!

Spondylitis includes swelling of the vertebra. It happens because of wear and tear of the ligament and bones found in your cervical spine, which is in your neck. While it is to a great extent because of age, it can be brought on by other reasons too. Side effects incorporate pain and stiffness starting from the neck to the lower back. The spine's bones (vertebrae) get fused, bringing about an unbending spine. These changes might be mellow or extreme, and may prompt a stooped-over posture. Some of the non-surgical methods to treat spondylitis are as follows-

  1. Exercise based recovery/physiotherapy: Your specialist may send you to a physiotherapist for treatment. Non-intrusive treatment helps you extend your neck and shoulder muscles. This makes them more grounded and at last, relieves pain. You may neck traction, which includes using weights to build the space between the cervical joints and decreasing pressure on the cervical disc and nerve roots.
  2. Medications: Your specialist may prescribe you certain medicines if over-the-counter medications do not work. These include:
    1. Muscle relaxants, for example, cyclobenzaprine, to treat muscle fits
    2. Opiates, for example, hydrocodone, for pain relief
    3. Epileptic medications, for example, gabapentin, to ease pain created by nerve damage
    4. Steroid infusions, for example, prednisone, to decrease tissue irritation and diminish pain
  3. Home treatment: In case your condition is less severe, you can attempt a couple of things at home to treat it:
    1. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever, for example, acetaminophen or a calming medication, for example, Advil or Aleve.
    2. Use a warming cushion or an ice pack on your neck to give pain alleviation to sore muscles.
    3. Exercise routinely to help you recover quickly.
    4. Wear a delicate neck prop or neckline to get transitory help. In any case, you shouldn't wear a neck brace for temporary pain relief.
  4. Acupuncture: Acupuncture is a highly effective treatment used to mitigate back and neck pain. Little needles, about the extent of a human hair, are embedded into particular points on the back. Every needle might be whirled electrically or warmed to improve the impact of the treatment. Acupuncture works by prompting the body to deliver chemicals that decrease pain.
  5. Bed Rest: Severe instances of spondylitis may require bed rest for close to 1-3 days. Long-term bed rest is avoided as it puts the patient at danger for profound vein thrombosis (DVT, blood clots in the legs).
  6. Support/brace use: Temporary bracing (1 week) may help get rid of the symptoms, however, long-term use is not encouraged. Supports worn for a long time weaken the spinal muscles and can increase pain if not continually worn. Exercise based recovery is more beneficial as it reinforces the muscles.
  7. Lifestyle: Losing weight and eating nutritious food with consistent workouts can help. Quitting smoking is essential healthy habits to help the spine function properly at any age.

ONCE THE CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT FAILS:

Early aggressive treatment plan of back & leg pain has to be implemented to prevent peripherally induced CNS changes that may intensify or prolong pain making it a complex pain syndrome. Only approx 5% of total LBP patients would need surgery & approx 20% of discal rupture or herniation with Neurologically impending damage like cauda equina syndrome would need surgery. Nonoperative treatment is sufficient in most of the patients, although patient selection is important even then. Depending upon the diagnosis one can perform & combine properly selected percutaneous fluoroscopic guided procedures with time spacing depending upon patient`s pathology & response to treatment. Using precision diagnostic & therapeutic blocks in chronic LBP , isolated facet joint pain in 40%, discogenic pain in 25% (95% in L4-5&L5-S1), segmental dural or nerve root pain in 14% & sacroiliac joint pain in 15% of the patients. This article describes successful interventions of these common causes of LBP after conservative treatment has failed. 

NEED FOR NON-SURGICAL OPTIONS: Outcome studies of lumber disc surgeries documents, a success rate between 49% to 95% and re-operation after lumber disc surgeries ranging from 4% to 15%, have been noted. “In case of surgery, the chance of recurrence of pain is nearly 15%. In FBSS or failed back surgery the subsequent open surgeries are unlikely to succeed. Reasons for the failures of conventional surgeries are:

  1. Dural fibrosis
  2. Arachnoidal adhesions
  3. Muscles and fascial fibrosis
  4. Mechanical instability resulting from the partial removal of bony & ligamentous structures required for surgical exposure & decompression
  5. Presence of Neuropathy.
  6. Multifactorial aetiologies of back & leg pain, some left unaddressed surgically. 

EPIDURAL ADENOLYSIS OR PERCUTANEOUS DECOMPRESSIVE NEUROPLASTY is done for epidural fibrosis or adhesions in failed back surgery syndromes (FBSS). A catheter is inserted in epidural space via caudal/ interlaminar/ transforaminal approach. After epidurography testing volumetric irrigation with normal saline/ L.A./ hyalase/ steroids/ hypertonic saline in different combinations is then performed along with mechanical adenolysis with spring loaded or stellated catheters or under direct vision with EPIDUROSCOPE Sciatica gets complicated by PIVD with disco-radicular conflict causing radicular pain sometimes disabling. In this era of minimally invasive surgery lot many interventional techniques have evolved to address the disc pathology. We are still working for the ideal, safe & effective technique to tackle disco- radicular interphase. Here now we have devised a mechanical neuroplasty or foraminoplasty technique using an inflatable balloon tip catheter with guide wire via targeted transforaminal or interlaminar route aided by drugs instillation. Selected patients are procedured fluoroscopic guided with local anesthesia under prescribed sedation aseptically via preselected route depending upon location & type of PIVD causing root insult. First a suitable size needle is placed at desired site confirming with radiolucent dye through which hyaluronidase with saline or LA was injected. A flexible guide wire is passed at selected location & direction on which the inflatable balloon is threaded to the area of interest.

Adhesiolysis is achieved mechanically with inflating balloon for 10 seconds at a time & location. We inflated the balloon with contrast agent to have visualization of adhesiolysis & opening up of adhesions or root route. Here the balloon pressure & time has to be kept in minimum to avoid neurological damage, for which we inflate balloon for 10 seconds at a time. Close observation is made to balloon shape, pressure & patient`s response. Once dilatation is done the drug mixture of steroid with LA & or hynidase/ hypertonic saline is instilled over nerve in epidural space. We have logically used same approach for our Balloon Neuroplasty & foraminoplasty as it is safe & targets exactly the area of disco-radicular interphase or conflict. We can manage to address both the exiting and traversing nerve roots with single entry just by manipulating our guide wire to the place of offence. The procedure can be done via transforaminal route at level or level above or below, especially via S1 foramen. Now we are employing this technique for fresh cases coupling with Intradiscal decompression aided by instant disc retrieval by epidural balloon inflation with good results. The IDD is done by Coblation/ Laser/ DeKompressor or RF Biacuplasty. There is scope of coupling this technique with endoscopic spine surgery. By adding “Balloon Neuroplasty” to the armamentarium of the interventional pain management many patients can be benefited & relieved of previously interventionally unmanageable disco-radicular pain including FBSS sufferers. 

INTRADISCAL PROCEDURES:

PROVOCATIVE DISCOGRAPHY: coupled with CT A diagnostic procedure & prognostic indicator for surgical outcome is necessary in the evaluation of patients with suspected discogenic pain, its ability to reproduce pain(even with normal radiological finding), to determine type of disc herniation /tear, finding surgical options & in assessing previously operated spines. 

PERCUTANEOUS DISC DECOMPRESSION (PDD): After diagnosing the level of painful offending disc various percutaneous intradiscal procedures can be employed.

OZONE-CHEMONEUCLEOPLASTY: Ozone Discectomy a least invasive safe & effective alternative to spine surgery is the treatment of choice for prolapsed disc (PIVD) done under local anaesthesia in a day care setting. This procedure is ideally suited for cervical & lumbar disc herniation with radiculopathy. Total cost of the procedure is much less than that of surgical discectomy. All these facts have made this procedure very popular at European countries. It is also gaining popularity in our country due to high success rate, less invasiveness, fewer chances of recurrences, remarkably fewer side effects meaning high safety profile, short hospital stay, no post operative discomfort or morbidity and low cost. If despite the ozone therapy the symptoms persist, Percutaneous intradiscal decompression can be done via Transforaminal route with Drill Discectomy/ Laser or Coblation Nucleoplasty/ Biacuplasty/ Disc-FX / Endoscopic Discectomy are good alternatives before opting for open surgerical Discectomy; which has to be contemplated in those true emergencies, as mentioned above as the first choice. In Biacuplasty radiofrequency energy is used in bipolar manner heating & shrinking the disc & making it harder as well for weight bearing. It also seals the annular defect & ablates annular nerves relieving back pain. In Laser or Coblation Nucleoplasty energy is used to evaporate the disc thereby debulking it to create space for disc to remodel itself assisted by exercises. 

DEKOMPRESSOR: A mechanical percutaneous nucleotome cuts & drills out the disc material somewhat like morcirator debulking the disc reducing nerve compression. A mechanical device cuts & drills out the disc material debulking the disc reducing nerve compression curing Sciatica & Brachialgia. It comes in needle size of 17G for lumbar discs & 19 G for cervical discs. In lumbar region postero-lateral approach is used & in cervical discs anterolateral approach is used. 

DISC-FX & ENDOSCOPIC DISCECTOMY: In this novel technique A wide bore needle is inserted & placed sub-annular in post disc just under the disc protrusion. Disc is then mechanically extracted with biopsy forceps to empty the annular defect. This painful & sensitive annular defect supplied be sinuvertebral nerve is thermo-ablated with radiofrequency which also seals the defect to prevent & decrease recurrences. Next Higher procedure, Endoscopic Discectomy is done with endoscope put through sheath inserted via posterolateral transforaminal or posterior interlaminar approach. Mostly done under local anaesthesia its fast becoming standard of care for disc protrusion & extrusions causing spinal canal stenosis with root or cord compression with leg pain.

LASER DISCECTOMY done for closed bulging discs is an outpatient procedure with one-step insertion of a needle into the disc space. Disc material is not removed; instead, nucleus pulposus is debulked by evaporating it by the laser energy. Laser discectomy is minimally invasive, cost-effective, and free of postoperative pain syndromes, and it is starting to be more widely used at various centers. 

SELD: Epiduroscopic laser neural decompression is considered an effective treatment alternative for chronic refractory low back and/or lower extremity pain, including lumbar disc herniation, lumbar spinal stenosis, failed back surgery syndrome with morbid adhesion neuritis that cannot be alleviated with existing noninvasive conservative treatment. This Procedure is done under vision via an epiduroscope inserted via Caudal canal or Transforaminally employing front or side firing Laser fibers &/or fine instruments. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pain Management Specialist.

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Im 19 years old. Still I having 45 kg only. How can I developed my weight by 55 kg in 3 months.

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
Im 19 years old. Still I having 45 kg only. How can I developed my weight by 55 kg in 3 months.
Raisins are rich in essential fatty acids that help with weight gain. Plus, raisins provide important nutrients to the body. •Eat about one-fifth cup of dried raisins throughout the day for about a month. This is one of the easiest ways to gain weight. •Alternatively, soak one-fifth cup of raisins and five to six dried figs in water overnight. The following day, eat them in two parts. Follow this routine for about a month.
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I need to gain weight as I am 26 years old with 5 feet 2inches height and I am 51kg weight. Need your help in how to increase my weight and be fit.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hanumangarh
I need to gain weight as I am 26 years old with 5 feet 2inches height and I am 51kg weight. Need your help in how to ...
1) A healthy and well balanced diet having regular meals. You need to be eating ever^y 2-3 hours. 500 extra calories a day = 1 extra pound gained per week. 2) Eat a lot of good things –eat healthy calories that are loaded with good protein, good carbs, and healthy fat. Consuming more fruits and vegetables can make the body fit and healthy. 3) Have 8-9 hours of sleep every night for maximum gains. Its also necessary to have proper diet plan along with the exercises. In the diet plan you will get complete diet schedule that what you should take and when.
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Osteopenia or Osteoporosis - Are You At Risk?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Ozone Therapy
Orthopedist, Ghaziabad
Osteopenia or Osteoporosis - Are You At Risk?

Osteopenia is a medical condition that gradually causes thinning of bone mass. While the thinning mass is not considered as severe, the real danger looms when osteopenia aggravates to osteoporosis, resulting in a bone fracture. Osteopenia is mostly witnessed in people above the age of 50. The difference between the diagnosis of osteopenia and osteoporosis lies in the measure of bone density.

Osteoporosis, on the other hand, is the loss of bone mass due to the deficiency of calcium, magnesium, vitamin D and other minerals and vitamins. Osteoporosis can lead to broken bones, height loss, acute pain and humpback. It is estimated that over 54 million people in the US suffer from osteoporosis.

Bone mineral density (BMD):
The calcium deposit in the bone is measured by the bone mineral density (BMD) test. This test rightly estimates the chances of bone fracture in a person. Furthermore, it helps a doctor to distinguish between osteopenia and osteoporosis. Being non-invasive in nature, this test can be performed anytime on areas such as hip, shin bone, spine etc. BMD can either be measured by plain radiographs or DEXA. The latter is a form of X-ray that has lesser exposure to radiation. Post the test, a score is given based on the calcium availability of the bones.

How is a BMD comprehended?
Every BMD result is evaluated in the form of T-score. The T-score is derived by comparing the result of the BMD with a normal person in the 30’s having the same race and sex. The difference of score between a healthy individual and a patient affected with osteoporosis or osteopenia is referred to as Standard Deviation. A patient with a T-score in the range of (-1SD) to (-2.5SD) is considered a prime candidate for osteopenia. A patient having a T-score lesser than -2.5SD is diagnosed with osteoporosis.

Risk factor for osteopenia or osteoporosis:
While not everyone runs the risk of getting either osteopenia or osteoporosis, there are certain risk factors attached to it:

  1. Gender: Women run a higher risk of getting affected with osteopenia or osteoporosis.
  2. Race: Women who belong from the Caucasian or Asian origin run a higher risk of getting these diseases.
  3. Age: Most people tend to get these diseases above the age of 50. Humans have a tendency of losing close to 0.5 percent of bone every year after a certain age.
  4. Family history: A person with a family history of osteopenia or osteoporosis has more than 50% chance of getting either osteopenia or osteoporosis.
  5. Lifestyle: Poor diet, excessive smoking, alcohol, lack of exercising etc. goes a long way in contributing towards these diseases. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a rheumatologist.
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I am having Fully body pains,can't move anywhere from 2 days.what is my solution for this?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am having Fully body pains,can't move anywhere from 2 days.what is my solution for this?
Its a sign of fever and For fever take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Eat nutritious food and have adequate fluid intake and take physical rest and Get your blood checked for cbc, mp , widal , sgpt and urine r/m and revert back to us with reports
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She had stitching work and heavy house work. Her knee joint is being paining for last 3-4 days. What could be the reason and how to cure it?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
She had stitching work and heavy house work. Her knee joint is being paining for last 3-4 days. What could be the rea...
put a towel roll under knee and press for 10 second then release repeat 10 to 15 minutes. keep straight ur legs . do hot fomentations.
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I look so aged than my age due to malnutrition. Can I overcome this malnutrition now. Will the aged looks revert back. Suggest some tips to gain weight.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
I look so aged than my age due to malnutrition. Can I overcome this malnutrition now. Will the aged looks revert back...
To look young you have to aim for spiritual. Mental. And physical wellness. Easiest thing first. 1. Laugh at least 50 times a day 2. Smile 50 times. 3. Watch less news 4. Watch more comedy serials. 5.Play with kids. Diet 1. Drink more water 2. Take two lemons daily. 3. 15 almonds 4. One Banana + apple 5. Spinach 6. Tomato & pumpkin soup 7. Cheese + paneer 8. Eggs & Fish. Exercise 30 mins daily. Walk in park or Yoga. Stay Cheerful. You will always look 18.
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Hello. I have a bad pain in my knees. Im not able to stand even. I hv slip disc too. Doc. Need your help.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hello. I have a bad pain in my knees. Im not able to stand even. I hv slip disc too. Doc. Need your help.
Advice. Avoid sitting cross legged. Avoid squatting- quadriceps exercises- lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. Core strengthening exercise- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. Repeat 10 times, twice a day. Sports taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area contrast fomentation (hot and cold).
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