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MBBS,CCA,DCA,AASECT,FPA,AAD,F.H.R.SM.I.M.S

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Dr. A.A Khan is a General Physician with an experience of 16 years. He completed his M.B.B.S, C.C.A, D.C.A, AASECT, FPA, AAD, M.I.M.S. from M.R. Medical college Bangalore in 2000. Dr. A.A Khan has previously worked General Physician at Janab Abdul Aziz Khan Memorial, Ashraf Medical Care Centre, in Zafar Shah Colony Gorakhpur. He is a professional member of many well known institutions which include the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), the Family Physicians Association Bangalore (FPA), the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the Council of Sex Education & Parenthood International (CSEPI), the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Fellow of the Royal Society of Health (FRSH). The treatment services provided by Dr. A.A Khan include Oxygen Therapy, HIV Prophylaxis Post Exposure Treatment, Restylane Vital Treatment, Shin Splits Treatment, Smoking Cessation Treatment, Tetracycline staining treatment, Weight Management Treatment, Surrogacy Treatment, Allergy Treatment, Asthma Management Program, Dengue Treatment, Skin Detoxification Treatment, Gastrointestinal Disorder Treatment, Head and Neck pain Treatment, Health Screening for both men and women, hyperthyroid treatment, hypothyroid treatment, insulin treatment, migraine treatment, Vaccinations, Viral fever treatment, measles treatment, chicken pox treatment, Diabetes management, nasal and sinus allergy treatment and food plan preparation. You can book an online appointment with Dr. A.A Khan.

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Gut Flora - All About It!

MBBS,CCA,DCA,AASECT,FPA,AAD,F.H.R.SM.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Gut Flora - All About It!

While we have all been bombarded through the various sources on the internet, print and media about the beneficial effects of various “healthy” diets, have you ever stopped to think about how or why this might be the case. Is this because of a direct effect of the components of the diet on the various body functions. It turns out that some of this may be mediated by the effects of diet on the various residents in our gut, also known as our gut flora.
So, who are these residents in our gut?

What is gut flora?
Gut flora, also known as gastrointestinal flora, are the various microbes in our bodies (microbiome). They number more than 10 times the number of cells in the human body, up to 100 trillion cells. They also encode 100 times the number of genes (the metagenome) that a human possesses (the genome). In the human gut microbiome, while over 99% of the genes are bacterial, there are also fungi and viruses.

How does diet impact the gut flora?
The phrase ‘you are what you eat’ should perhaps be now modified to ‘your microbiome is what you eat’. More than one study has shown that a ‘western diet’ rich in protein and animal fat is associated with a predominance of a bacterial species named Bacteroides while those on a more agrarian diet richer in carbohydrates tend to show a predominance of a bacterial species named prevotella.

Why does flora matter?
It is postulated that the various components of the microbiome tend to be in a state of balance in a healthy individual. When this balance gets disturbed, this has been termed as ‘dysbiosis’. This ‘dysbiosis’ is usually associated with many diseases of the ‘modern age’ including obesity, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and cardiovascular diseases.

While studies have started showing the differences in microbiome with the various dietary components, it is still early to suggest that changing one’s diet alone would be the only way to change towards less ‘dysbiosis’. This is because we still do not have an agreement on what is truly a ‘healthy microbiome’. Additionally, recent studies have also shown that the immediate environment that one resides in may impact the microbiome with changes seen soon after immigration to a western country. That said, it would make sense to adopt a healthier diet that is lower in animal fat and more grain-based sources of proteins while research evolves towards more specific answers in the years and decades to come.

Importance Of Fisetin!

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General Physician, Bangalore

After a certain age, the quest for eternal youth is something that pre-occupies the human mind and everyone wants to know what is the key to living a long and healthy life. The early signs of aging are easily seen on the skin and hair, in the form of fine lines, blemishes, wrinkles, hair fall, greying of hair and pigmentation. However, aging is not the result of just one factor. Its impact is seen and experienced even on a cellular level, which eventually has an adverse effect on the overall health. Researchers and medical practitioners are always on the lookout for anti-aging remedies. And this time, they have discovered the powerful anti-aging impact of a mystery organic compound- fisetin.

Fisetin: natural anti-aging cure

In a 2018 research conducted by the university of minnesota medical school faculty members, it was discovered that fisetin, present in many fruits and vegetables, has anti-aging properties. Researchers, paul d. Robbins and laura j. Niedernhofer, conducted a test on aged mice by administering them with a panel of flavonoid polyphenols. Of the 10 flavonoids tested, they noted that fisetin was the most potent one. In the study conducted, they found that fisetin has the potential to improve overall health and extend the lifespan by lessening the burden of damaged cells in the body, termed as senescent cells. While the study was conducted on mice, the researchers indicated that the same characteristics were relevant to human beings as well.

How fisetin impacts the body?

To put it simply, as a person starts to age, the damaged cells in the body start to accumulate. Age plays a very vital role here as the younger you are, the healthier is your immune system to manage and clear the damaged cells. The ability of a person’s immunity system to clear these damaged cells decreases with age, causing them to accumulate, swell up, and finally degrade the tissue. This can then give rise to fatal diseases such as cancer. Fisetin helps to reduce the burden of these damaged cells and improves the overall health and longevity of life. Thus, it is very important to include this essential flavonoid in your diet.

How to get fisetin?

Fisetin is known for its health-promoting effects, including its role in the chemoprevention of cancer. This vital flavonoid is found in strawberries, cucumbers, grapes, apples, to name a few. So, let’s take a look at their properties in brief and the interesting ways to incorporate it into your daily diet.

Strawberries

There’s indeed nothing like picking fresh fruit from your garden and transforming it into some wonderful recipes. This juicy fruit protects against brain degeneration and prevents serious neuro diseases like alzheimer’s. You can either make delicious smoothies or jams using this fruit.

Apple

Apple, one of the most nutritious fruit, is known to improve lung capacity. You can give the fruit an interesting spin by using it to make delicious apple pies, sangrias, potato-apple pancakes, an apple cheddar fondue, a fruit salad, and so on.

Persimmon

Persimmons are red-brown or orange fruits that look quite similar to a tomato. They are usually available in two varieties: stringent and non-astringent, with the latter being sweet. It is known to improve digestion and is an effective anti-oxidant. You can make delicious jams out of it. Persimmon cheesecakes are also quite a delicacy.

Lotus roots

Lotus roots are a woody, edible root that is known for its crunchy texture and minimal sweet taste. It is quite versatile in nature and can be braised, steamed, stir-fried or deep-fried. It prevents water retention and regulates blood pressure.

Onions

Onions can either be used as a vegetable in their own right or as a flavoring. This vegetable lowers bad cholesterol and triglyceride and dissolves blood clots. They can be boiled, grated, sautéed, roasted or fried.

Grapes

Grapes are extremely nutritious and protects your heart and prevents diabetes. You can either have it as a jelly, fresh juice, or by eating it chilled after refrigerating it.

Cucumber

This vegetable, popularly used in salads, improves skin and hair health. Cucumber water is known for keeping your skin young and fresh. It also prevents cancer.

Mangoes

This seasonal fruit boosts the immune system and red blood cells. Furthermore, it clears the skin, promotes a healthy gut, and lowers bad cholesterol.

So, incorporate these fresh fruits and vegetables in your daily diet and eat your way to a lovely and glowing skin!

Top 8 Way To Change Your Life Style!

MBBS,CCA,DCA,AASECT,FPA,AAD,F.H.R.SM.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Top 8 Way To Change Your Life Style!

 

Tired of the same old workout plan? here is how you can make it fun! fitness is more than just a compulsion or a daily routine that you indulge in; fitness is more or less a lifestyle choice that can truly change your health and your outlook. Today, the wave of fitness has hit most of the world, and no, we’re not complaining!

How to change your workout plan?

The great thing about fitness is that everyone’s journey is unique, based on their fitness goals, body type, preferences and so on. However, if you end up doing the same mundane routine every time to hit the gym or workout at home, you’re probably going to be less motivated to do it. So, instead of being lazy or procrastinating, you could spice up your workout routine and make it more fun! you can work out with a partner, switch it up by working out indoors & outdoors or try a new activity. Let’s look at some simple but effective tips to do change your workout plan:

Two’s company

If you’re used to working out alone, it can get boring. So, why not find a fellow fitness enthusiast and get them to work out with you? you can formulate a fitness regime together, try out partner exercises, spot each other and experiment with new forms of workouts! there’s a lot you can do with a partner who loves fitness just as much as you do. And, when either of you becomes lazy, you have someone to give you that extra push and keep you motivated.

Exercising outdoors

Working out indoors isn’t a bad idea, especially if you have a neat home gym set up, but for how long can you possibly workout only indoors? if you’re a lucky one with a nice porch or a spacious backyard, make the most of it! some of your gym equipment can easily be moved outside for a few days, where you can switch up your work out and breathe in some fresh air while doing so. Alternating between indoor and outdoor every other weekis a smart way to stay engaged.

Include your pets

Some of us have the best bond and connection with our pets. If you do as well, and you know your pet loves to play and engage in physical activities, why not turn it into a workout for yourself too? many people even prefer running alongside their pets to get their daily cardio done, and there’s nothing more fun than getting to spend time with your furry friend whilst getting in shape!

Fitness groups

If you don’t mind trying out new fitness groups in the neighborhood, it’s time that you sign up. Group therapy teamed with a good workout could turn out the be just the switch you needed, at least for a while. This also helps with sharing motivation within the group and learning and/or teaching valuable knowledge with others. Group yoga sessions are very popular because learning in a group can be a very stimulating experience!


Listen to music

Majority of us workout with a set playlist playing in the background. Yes, you definitely have a preferred genre or type of music you listen to while exercising, but you can always bring in some change and maybe ask your friends or acquaintances to share their playlists with you and check out something new. Music can be very motivating and even stimulates your senses into making you feel more alive and active.

Dance it out

Dance workouts are very popular if that’s something that interests you. Dancers admit that their rehearsals are nothing short of rigorous workout sessions. Hence, there are special programs available, both online and offline, where you can engage in dance workouts and have fun while doing so. A lot of these are designed for beginners, so you don’t have to worry about having two left feet. The idea is to introduce a fun switch to your regular exercise regime.

Learning something new

Today, there are plenty of avenues where you can learn a new fitness form or art. Whether it’s mixed martial arts, an international form of boxing, zumba or anything else, you can do your research and join a new class. This way, not only are you motivated to continue on your fitness journey, but you’re also learning something you’re entirely new too, and that’s bound to keep you engaged.

Adventure time

Fitness doesn’t always have to involve machines and dumbbells. There are a bunch of other activities that you can also indulge in like trekking, swimming, or even playing sports. It helps if you could gather or get in touch with some like-minded people and create a group, where all of you can come together and share a common activity that would definitely count as fun and exercise at the same time!

Final thoughts

And voila! with these simple but very much doable tips, you can deal with that boredom you’ve been feeling lately while working out. The main objective of any fitness routine is to keep you motivated, on your feet, and engaged with different types of exercises. Whenever you feel the urge to skip your workout or delay it, remember your fitness goals and do whatever it takes to keep yourself engaged again!
 

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Top 4 Internal Organs You Should Pay Attention!

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General Physician, Bangalore
Top 4 Internal Organs You Should Pay Attention!

The health of our internal organs is one of those things we all take for granted until it’s too late. We think our youth and vitality will never pass but in truth, even though you’re not feeling it now, every dietary or lifestyle decision will affect you in the long run.

Fortunately, in our day and age, people are more in more interested in their lifestyle and habits. The number of people searching for a health-related subject is on the rise, while young people (especially millennials) and healthier and more physically active than ever.

Top 4 internal organs

When it comes to preserving our health, it’s important to take a systematic, patient approach and deal with each of the internal organs separately, each with its needs. Occasionally some health issues are intertwined, so by focusing on one organ, you might be inadvertently preventing another more serious health problem. The top four internal organs that we should pay more attention to comprise the kidneys, heart, lungs, and the liver. Let us look at it in detail:

Kidneys

The kidneys are two fist-sized organs below the rib that basically act as your natural filtration system. Each day, they filter about 150 litres of blood to produce 2 litres of urine. They are one of the most important organs that we possess and are vital to our survival.

Kidney diseases

Neglecting them for long periods of time can lead to:


These health conditions and other ailments that will require an expensive trip to the doctor. Famously, selena gomez was diagnosed with lupus nephritis, a variant of the disease that targets the kidneys. Over 60 % of lupus patients are affected by it. The singer/actress is on recovery and received a kidney transplant in september 2017 from a friend.

Guidelines for kidney health

The first thing you need to do to preserve your kidneys is staying hydrated. A good indicator of proper hydration habits is the color of the urine – if it’s any darker than straw colored, drink more fluids. As a side note, make sure to not overdo it. Drinking more than six glasses of water per day is redundant and in some cases, it might do more harm than good.Moving on, a stable and healthy diet can do wonders for your kidney health. Foods that possess antioxidant qualities (also called ‘’super foods’’) can eliminate free radicals and protect the body from various types of infections and diseases.

Some examples of super foods you should consume are as follows:
cabbage contains phytochemicals, an element that protects the body from free radicals.
• onions have plenty of flavonoids (quercetin, in particular) which prevent heart diseases.
• to reduce kidney inflammation, blueberries are a good source of anthocyanidins and vitamin c.
• strawberries have phenols, which maintain the cellular integrity of the body and kidneys in particular.

Heart

The heart is an important organ that pumps blood throughout the body, providing it with oxygen and protecting it from various ailments. If not taken proper care of, it can lead to coronary artery disease, heart failure, chest pain, hypercholesterolemia, heart arrhythmia and cardiovascular disease.

Diet guidelines for heart health

With that being said, it is common knowledge that the most delicious foods are of the same type bad for your heart. High sodium and high-calorie foods such as fast foods, processed and refined should be avoided as much as possible. If resisting them is hard (as is for everybody), try adjusting the portions. Eat fewer high-calorie foods and more low-calorie products such as fruits and vegetables. For example, focus on canned fruit, especially if it’s packed in low-calorie juice or water, canned vegetables or pick them frozen (preferably) fresh. Limit your intake of sugary frozen fruits, coconuts and vegetables dipped in sauces.

Fiber is an important ingredient not only for the heart but for the body in general. Fiber can reduce the levels of cholesterol, maintain blood pressure and prevent certain heart diseases by extension. Whole grains are rich in fibers.

Here are a few examples of grain products that have copious amounts of fibers:
• whole-grain pasta
• oatmeal
• whole-wheat flour
buckwheat, brown rice and barley
• whole-grain bread

And here are a few products that you could limit:
• muffins
• biscuits
• cakes
• pies
• egg noodles

Another alternative is to reduce the consumption of trans fats. Without getting too technical, trans fats (or trans fatty acids) are unsaturated chemicals that are found in fast foods. Experts split them into two large categories: natural and artificial trans fats. The former is produced naturally in the stomach of some animals and the food made out of them, like meat and milk, while the latter is produced industrially for wide consumption by adding vegetable oils to solidify them. Trans fats can raise your levels of cholesterol and increase the risk of strokes, type 2 diabetes, and strokes.

Bill clinton, who served as the 42nd president of the united states, has had surgery twice due to blocked arteries. In 2004, he underwent quadruple bypass surgery. Since then, the former president has adopted a healthier lifestyle, losing a lot of weight and following a dated based on vegetables, beans, and fruit.


A good method to limit trans fats consumption is to carefully portion how many solid fats are added to food when cooking. Also, cutting the fat off the meat, adding low sodium salsa to baked potatoes or spreading fruits low on sugar on toast are good habits to develop in the long run.

Of course, fats are not necessarily bad. Here’s a list of fats that, consumed in sensible proportions, can do wonders for the heart:
• avocados
• nuts
• seeds
olive oil
canola oil
• light margarine

Fats to avoid:
• gravy
• bacon
• coconuts
• butter
• lard
• palm kernel oils



Lungs

The lungs are as fragile as they are important. An intricate system of thousands of tubes, sacs, and alveoli power them throughout the day, absorbing air and eliminating what’s not useful to the body continuously.

Lung diseases

Before getting into the specifics, as obvious as it’s been for the last 60 years, this needs to go on the record: do not smoke. Experts have linked smoking to cancer over half a decade ago, as well as demonstrating that it clogs the airways and damages the cilia, which acts as kind of a filtration system that eliminates pollutants and heal infections.

Guidelines for lung health

Exercising will not compensate for smoking, but it does strengthen the cardiovascular system, improving the efficiency of the lungs in the process. What’s not so obvious to many people is that many foods indirectly affect the health of the lungs. High-fat diets can lead to lung cancer, while fruits have been shown to prevent it.Together with avoiding smoking and exercising daily, there are a few dietary tips that can preserve the lungs. Staying hydrated is important because water acts as a cleansing agent, improves the blood flow and clears the area where the mucus is stored.
If you’re concerned about lung tumors, pomegranates are known to slow their growth. When it comes to vegetables, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage can draw the advancement of lung cancer to a stand. Consuming magnesium regularly in the form of nuts, seeds, and beans, while providing the aforementioned fatty acids, keep the lungs functioning properly. Vitamin c, which can be found in carrots and oranges, lower the risk of lung diseases.Don’t think lung diseases are reserved for the elderly. Amy winehouse was diagnosed with early emphysema when she was just 24. Extensive touring, smoking and various other factors along with a generally unhealthy lifestyle contributed to the development of her disease.

Liver

The liver is one of the most important internal organs that manages the metabolic processes in the body. Old and damaged blood cells are sent to the liver, destroyed and promptly eliminated from the system, making way for newer ones.

Liver diseases

High consumption of alcohol causes cirrhosis, while other forms of neglect cause hepatitis, liver failure, chronic liver disease and fatty liver.

Diet guidelines for liver health

As always, there are some things that you can do in order to prevent the diseases mentioned above. A group of japanese researchers found out that consuming 5 to 10 cups of green tea daily improve the overall health of the liver. Another study states that high-oxidant tea can improve the liver enzyme after 12 weeks.Moving on, high antioxidant fruits such as grapefruits protect the liver cells and reduce inflammation. By consuming anthocyanins from cranberries and blueberries 3 to 4 times a week, the liver is protected from damage and scar tissues.Moreover, it’s also been shown to halt the progression of liver cancer cells in rats, with further research being needed to determine if it can be replicated in humans. Grapes also lower inflammation, but in concentrated form.The prickly pear, an exotic species of comestible cactus used in traditional medicine, was the subject of a 2004 study that demonstrated how this fruit regulates cholesterol levels and compensates for the negative effects of alcohol consumption.

Conclusion

Thanks to science, we now know that a bacon and eggs-based breakfast is a thing of the 50’s, cutting down on fat will help prevent heart diseases, smoking cigarettes are linked to lung cancer and antioxidants halt infectious progressions and heal them. In our current era of fast eating and living city lives, stressed out and focusing on our careers, our personal health usually takes a second spot in our list of priorities. Thankfully, science and medicine progress at an incredible rate, and we’re more aware of the health risks posed by our chaotic habits than ever before.

 

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General Physician, Bangalore
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Dark Rum Vs Light Rum

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General Physician, Bangalore
Dark Rum Vs Light Rum

In the endless debate of dark rum vs light rum vs white rum, there are a few key differences of which you should be aware.

Dark rum vs. Light rum
There are many different kinds of rum on the market, but how do you know which one is the right one? the difference in taste between variations of rum can be very broad, but understanding the flavors of each will guarantee that your drink is perfect.

Processing
Dark rum: dark rum is usually made from molasses or burnt sugar and is aged much longer than white rum, often in oak barrels.
Light rum: to make a rum light, it is not aged after distillation like a dark rum but is instead bottled right away. It is also stored commercially in steel barrels, to avoid any contamination of the flavor.

Color
Dark rum: dark rum is defined by its distinct color, which can range from a dark amber to a blackish-brown.
Light rum: light rum is often referred to as silver or white rum, due to its traditionally clear color. It is often filtered after distillation to remove any trace of color.


Taste
Dark rum: dark rum is often either drank straight or used in cooking, due to the richness in flavor. Sometimes dark rum is mixed with spiced rum, which has various spices, including aniseed, cardamom, and cinnamon. A good number of spiced rums are made with dark rums, but not all dark rums are spiced.
Light rum: the flavor of light rum is very mild and slightly sweet, verging on tasteless. This makes light rum very popular for mixed drinks and cocktails, but not for drinking straight.

Gluten intolerance
Rum, dark or light, is usually gluten-free, but dark rums in pre-made mixes or spiced may not be safe for those who have a strong intolerance.

Alcohol content
The alcohol content for both dark rum and light rum margins at around 40%.

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टॉप १३ Onion Powder

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General Physician, Bangalore
टॉप १३ Onion Powder

Oftentimes, before cooking a dish, mise en place is a technique used by chefs all over the world for enjoying the kitchen art without having to hunt for ingredients amidst cooking. While onion powder or granulated onion is readily available, if you are short of it, use an onion powder substitute from the list below and continue cooking that delectable dish.

Onion powder substitutes
A whole onion is a good onion powder substitute. Other alternatives include onion flakes, onion salt, grated onion, shallot, scallion, and vegetables like celery and fennel.

Whole onion
A whole onion is a fresh substitute for onion powder in your recipe. The standard quantity to follow is 3 tablespoons of chopped onions for 1 teaspoon of onion powder. Using raw onions can also mean that you may have to bite on the pungent taste, so here is a quick tip; for a cooked dish, use onions as the cooking process will mellow the taste; for dips, curries, creams, or casseroles, select a sweet variety of onion, like bermuda, as it has a milder taste.

Vegetables
In absence of onion-related substitutes, don’t hesitate to grab some fennel of celery bulbs for adding the aromatic flavor to your curries, stews, and soups. These veggies not only form good onion substitutes, they also add an additional texture and flavor to your dish.

Onion flakes
Onion flakes are the dehydrated form of onion and they have a mellow flavor. Your new york style pizza sauce will taste heavenly with these flakes. You can also use a processor to crush these flakes if you are looking for a texture like onion powder. They also make a great granulated onion substitute.


Onion salt
Onion salt is a combination of salt and onion powder. Using it in your recipe will replace both onion powder and salt. Marinades, dips, and rubs taste best when prepared with onion salt.

Grated onion
Grated onions are the best substitute for onion powder if you are preparing curries, dips, sauces, or salsa. Grated onions comprise nearly 85% water, which is actually an advantage while preparing recipes that require water. For making onion paste or onion juice, you just have to process grated onion (add some water for onion juice) and there you have another onion powder substitute.

Scallions
While making salads or asian recipes, scallions can perfectly blend in by being a great substitute for onion powder. They add a mild and crunchy flavor to your dish.

Garlic salt
Garlic salt or garlic powder can be used in marinades or rubs as a substitute for onion powder for the spicy flavor. The taste may differ but garlic powder has its own unique flavor that makes any preparation delectable

Shallots
You can use shallots as an alternative to onion powder. They can be used in preparing various dishes if your galley is out of onion powder.

Other alternatives
There are many other food items to complement your dish in absence of onion powder and its close substitutes.

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Progeston In Men

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General Physician, Bangalore
Progeston In Men

People don’t often talk about progesterone in men; it does serve an important purpose, but can be dangerous at high levels.

What is progesterone in men?
Progesterone is primarily a female sex hormone, but it is produced in small amounts within men. Many people don’t realize that progesterone is a precursor to numeroushormones, including testosterone, the primary male sex hormone. With decreased levels of progesterone, you may experience a lack of sex drive or infertility. This hormone also affects the metabolism, sleep patterns, and overall quality of life. Furthermore, when progesterone in men is suppressed, it can lead to estrogen dominance and the manifestation of certain unwanted symptoms.

Symptoms of low progesterone in men
The most obvious symptoms of low progesterone in men include the following:

  • Nervousness
  • Prostate enlargement
  • Fatigue
  • Low sex drive


When estrogen begins to dominate testosterone, it can also cause a higher risk of prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction. If you experience any of these symptoms and lack a clear explanation, it may be time to see a doctor and have your hormone levels measured.

Benefits of progesterone for men

If you have proper levels of progesterone, it can help in the following:


The role this hormone takes in regulatingblood sugar is often overlooked, and many people ignore this symptom or are unaware of it until it is too late, and so diabetes develops. As with any hormone in the body, an imbalance can cause problems with the management of stress and depression, and can also negatively impact your sleep cycles.

Having the right amount of progesterone will also help to prevent prostate cancer, and improve mineral uptake from your diet, which can protect against osteoporosis. This hormone is even involved in energy metabolism and can ensure that our bodies efficiently use the nutrients that we consume.

Progesterone in men side effects
If your doctor recommends progesterone supplementation, it is important not to consume too much, or there can be side effects since progesterone naturally counters estrogen. In other words, more progesterone means more estrogen, which can lead to the following:


Before you add any hormonal supplement to your health routine, be sure that it is approved by your doctor and fully understood by you!

6 Best Substitutes Of Grapeseed

MBBS,CCA,DCA,AASECT,FPA,AAD,F.H.R.SM.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
6 Best Substitutes Of Grapeseed

Do not worry if you run out of the healthiest oil in the kitchen because here is a list of some of the best grapeseed oil substitutes.

Grapeseed oil substitutes
The best grapeseed oil substitutes are olive oil, canola oil, coconut oil, corn oil, sesame oil, safflower oil, and sunflower oil, which have a similar high smoking point.

Olive oil
This oil can also be substituted for grapeseed oil when making mayonnaise due to its emulsifying properties. The ‘lite’ variety of olive oil is as flavorless as the grapeseed oil.

Canola oil
This oil is a good alternative for grapeseed oil when baking. Canola oil is cheaper and its fat composition is similar to grapeseed oil. However, beware of its side effects on brain health.

Coconut oil
Substitute grapeseed oil with refined coconut oil, if you want an odorless and flavorless alternative. For deep frying, remember, it is the unrefined variety that has a high smoke point.


Corn oil
Corn oil is a less expensive and healthy substitute for grapeseed oil. It can be used for cooking and frying both.

Sesame oil
Sesame oil is a good alternative to grapeseed oil when making chinese or malay cuisine. However, use it sparingly as it has a pungent taste and aroma.

Sunflower oil
The neutral flavor of sunflower oil makes it a good grapeseed oil alternative. It can be used for deep-frying foods like french fries and meats.

Other
Grapeseed oil can also be substituted with the following for salad dressing:

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Benefits Of Frozen Yogurt : A Low Calorie

MBBS,CCA,DCA,AASECT,FPA,AAD,F.H.R.SM.I.M.S
General Physician, Bangalore
Benefits Of Frozen Yogurt : A Low Calorie

Frozen yogurt is a popular treat in many parts of the world, and can have some surprising health benefits.

What is frozen yogurt?

Frozen yogurt, as the name implies, is a frozen dessert product made by freezing conventional yogurt, and occasionally adding other dairy products for flavor and consistency. This is often seen as a healthier option to ice cream, given the additional health benefits that can be gained by eating yogurt. Some frozen yogurt contains live bacterial cultures, similar to regular yogurt. This product typically consists of milk fat, bacterial culture, sweeteners, milk solid and artificial flavorings or additives. Frozen greek yogurt is another popular variety, which can provide an even healthier option for your sweet tooth.

Nutrition

In terms of nutrition, frozen yogurt is far better for you than ice cream, as it provides the same amount of protein and more carbohydrates, but fewer calories and less fat. A cup of this yogurt contains roughly 220 calories, 5 grams of protein, and 38 grams of carbohydrates. While ice cream has much higher levels of fat, this variety of yogurt only has 6 grams of total fat, four of which are saturated fat.

Benefits

  • The major health benefits of frozen yogurt that contains good bacteria include its ability to boost cardiovascular health, aid in weight loss efforts, and boost nutrient intake, among others.
  • Digestion, due to the presence of probiotics (bacterial culture)
  • Lowers the levels of lactose
  • Helps in weight loss due to lower calories
  • Boosts cardiovascular health
  • Improves bone mineral density
  • Provides important nutrients for metabolic activity
  • Frozen yogurt vs yogurt
  • While the two are very similar, there are a few key differences between frozen yogurt and traditional yogurt.
  • Sugar: The frozen variety is higher in sugar than the non-frozen variety
  • Bacteria: Many fro-yo are heat-treated at various times, which could kill the beneficial bacteria
  • Protein: Yogurt has a higher protein density and fewer calories
  • Carbs: Yogurt has significantly fewer carbohydrates and higher concentrations of minerals

Uses

Frozen yogurt is most commonly thought of as a cold treat, and as a healthier replacement for ice cream, but it can be used in various other ways as well. Some people like to mix this treat into their smoothies or health shakes, as it can provide a tangy bite, particularly when added to berry-based recipes.

However, it is important to consume frozen yogurt in moderation, as it is relatively high in calories and sugar.

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