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Dr. Kartik Kohli  - General Physician, Gurgaon

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Hello!<br/><br/>My name is Major Dr. Kartik Kohli. I m Ex- Army Officer I retired from army in 20...

Hello!

My name is Major Dr. Kartik Kohli. I’m Ex- Army Officer I retired from army in 2012.

Today I'll be talking about exercise. Now being an army officer, that gives me a slightly better idea how to exercise how to give you inputs about it, but what I’m not happy about it is General Indian population or lack of exercise in our lives we as a nation or A let me say, let me be very blunt we are lazy we don’t take care of our lives we don’t take care of our bodies . Our bodies should be our temples which we should respect but we don’t do that so let me talk to you as a friend , let me not over indulge myself by quantifying myself as know at all let me just be a friend to you so, how do we exercise we don't exercise by you know running marathon so by day one we exercise by taking small steps we exercise by challenging ourselves to our next competition which we have with ourselves we don’t need to compete with Olympians we are not Olympians , nobody is Olympian by birth we have to challenge ourselves by taking very small steps let say from week one , we run , we walk rather then run let us walk , Let us walk 100 meters , week 2 walk 200 meters every day . Week 3 we walk 400 meters, so we progressively increase our challenges. And these challenges are towards our selves. so we have to been responsible for what challenges that we presume to be have , for what now there’s lot of talk regarding weight loss and everything so and so forth but weight loss and healthiness are not related , let us be very frank . Weight is not related to health. I’ll say that because what i feel is its body shaping. I don’t want to body shaping anyone you have to be comfortable with what you are because more importantly then your physical health , let your mental health. exercise gives you a lot of reasons to be happy let us not kill ourselves ok, People are fat so on so Forth but it’s also important to be happy. happiness comes from exercise from feeling healthy that feeling of healthiness is the most important thing for example when we exercise kidneys produce chemical known as endorphin and endorphin makes you happy , it causes the feeling of happiness now the important point is how much you are willing to push it’s not good for you body to push a 100 meters in the first day no its not you will end up hurting yourself you will end up harming yourself, take it slow not Everyone can be Usain Bolt lets us take it slow let us take it one step at a time, let us not body shame ourselves to the extent that we have a sense of Inclusiveness that we can’t get out of what we need is happiness for that I’ll urge you to exercise.

Thank you

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Hello! Everyone<br/><br/>My name major Dr. Kartik Kohli. I m retired medical officer from army. I...

 

Hello! Everyone

My name major Dr. Kartik Kohli. I’m retired medical officer from army. I served Indian army from 2005 to 2012.

Today we will talk about water - why water is important for you ! Water is an important source of life . As we know , 70% of your body is water .

Now when we talk about water,  what do we understand about the same ? Hydration is important because what we want to take inside our bodies , it will help us cleanse our system. It is good for our skin, hair, nails and most importantly it is good for our GI tract and kidneys too.

What we don't realize is that kidneys remove a lot of bad material out of the body by using water . So what is the content of water that should be in our body ? The content of water should be around 3 to 5 liters a day. Let me give you a simple example . Every waking hour that is , lets say you sleep 8 hours a day - you get up for about 16 hours a day every waking hour.

Have a glass of water one glass of water let’s say 200ml so that will make around 3.2 liters a day that is fairly good enough. That is not good enough but good enough to keep yourself healthy. Now you would ask me as in why water is important for your general bodily function. Bodily functions include like passing of stools. Stools are soft and not hardened because you have enough water in your diet . If there is water in your diet , they are soft - you'll not have problems with your constipation acidity.

It helps you to regulate acid content in your stomach, so the important point is for us to understand that water being such a simple thing , it’s not rocket science. It’s not GI Science - its something very simple that anybody can do.

It will help you reduce your appetite - you can get on your diets very fast . Your diet can be regulated . What is not important is that if u decrease water especially in the winter climate, stools are going to be hard. You'll have acidity , you’ll have not such a good sense of lifestyle that you can enjoy .

At the end of the day , you want to feel healthy if want you to be happy. That is why water is so important for you . If there is lack of water , the simple indicator for the lack of water in your diet will be when urine turns yellow. If there is any shade of yellow in your diet or urine , you'll understand that there is lack of water. This is a very simple indicator.

I want you to be healthy - I want you to be free of disease and for which one simple thing you can do with your life , with your diet is to increase water in your diet. Now water can be attained from multiple sources , like you can drink water plus you can eat fruits and vegetables . But I will suggest that you drink plain simple water as that is not so hard. 

Thank you.

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Stitches Post-Surgery - How You Should Take Care?

MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
Stitches Post-Surgery - How You Should Take Care?

Any surgery that requires an incision will involve sutures or staples as the last step of the procedure. This helps close the incision and keep out infections. Taking care of your stitches can help limit scarring and discomfort and speed up the healing process. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

  1. Keep it clean and dry: For the first few days, use a washed wet cloth to clean the incision site. After a few days, you may start washing the area with soap and water unless advised else wise by your doctor. Ensure that you dry the skin thoroughly after washing it. Avoid baths that involve soaking the area in water. Also, avoid swimming. Do not use any powders, lotions, creams, deodorants etc on the wound site.
  2. Look out for signs of infections: Avoid activities that may involve exposing your wound to dirty water, chemicals, dust etc. This increases your risk of infections. Also look out for signs f infections such as redness, swelling, pus or bleeding, fever or increased pain from the wound. In case you notice such signs, consult your doctor at the earliest.
  3. Do not scratch: As it heals, your skin is likely to turn itchy. However, refrain from scratching so as to reduce chances of infections. Do not try and pull away from the scab but let it fall off on its own. This will also help limit scarring.
  4. Limit contact: Avoid wearing tight clothes or anything that sticks to the skin while your wound is healing. Instead have plenty of loose, comfortable clothes easily accessible. Also, do not take part in close contact sports such as football etc until the stitches have healed completely.
  5. Change your dressing regularly: A dressing should be changed as soon as it gets wet or soaked with blood or other body fluids. Wear clean medical gloves while changing a dressing. When putting on a new dressing do not touch the inside of the dressing or apply any creams on the stitches unless advised so by your doctor. In the case of removable stitches, the doctor will usually remove the stitches after a few days. DO not attempt to pull the stitches out on your own.
  6. Avoid exposing the wound to sunlight: New skin that forms as the incision heals is very sensitive to sunlight and gets sunburnt very easily. Limiting your exposure to sunlight can help reduce the effects of scarring.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

5193 people found this helpful

Vitamin B - The Most Important Vitamin For Brain Function Improvement!

MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
Vitamin B - The Most Important Vitamin For Brain Function Improvement!

A vitamin is an organic compound, which is required by the human body in appropriate amounts to ensure the proper and healthy functioning of the various body parts. These vitamins help you in being healthy and maintaining an optimum level of brain activity. The deficiency of the same can cause you to have various health issues and illnesses.

B Vitamins are of various subtypes, and they are collectively known as B-Complex Vitamins. These vitamins are medically proven to relieve stress and boost up your energy levels. They also fight depression, restrict brain ageing and help you to live a longer life.

Here's how B vitamins help in keeping your brain healthy.

  • Prevent mental decline: The three vitamin B types that help to avoid a mental decline are B6, B12, and B9 (Folic Acid). Additionally, these 3 vitamins also prevent dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
  • Act as dopamine boosters: Dopamine is a neurotransmitter inside the brain that that boosts productivity, motivation and focus among human beings. This helps to ensure your mental well-being keep you mentally happy. B vitamins enhance your brain health by facilitating an increase in dopamine levels.
  • Lets you avoid mental disorders: The lack of Vitamin B12 leads to certain mental disorders like- dementia, brain atrophy, brain shrinkage, depression, and schizophrenia. You can avoid this condition by taking Vitamin B12 supplements.
  • Sharpen memory: In case you have a short-term memory or face other memory problems, various forms of B vitamins supplements will help you to regain the optimal state of mind.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

 

8490 people found this helpful

Headache - Did You Know These Facts?

MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
Headache - Did You Know These Facts?

Headache is a pain in any part of the head, including the scalp, upper neck, face (including the eye area).

A primary headache is caused by problems with or overactivity of pain-sensitive structures in your head. A primary headache isn't a symptom of an underlying disease.

What are the causes and triggers?

The three most common causes of a primary headache are:

  1. Cluster headache
  2. Tension-type headache
  3. Migraine

Some primary headaches can be triggered by lifestyle factors, including:

  • Alcohol, particularly red wine
  • Certain foods, such as processed meats that contain nitrates
  • Changes in sleep or lack of sleep
  • Poor posture
  • Skipped meals
  • Stress

Doctors focus on determining whether a headache has another cause. They also check for symptoms suggesting that a headache is caused by a serious disorder. If no cause is identified, they focus on identifying which type of a headache is present.

Tips that could help before seeking consultation:

  • Try to keep stress in check. Stay organized and prepared to minimize stressful situations. Have some fun, and don't overdo it at work.
  • Try incorporating meditation or yoga in your daily regime
  • Apply a heating pad, hot water bottle or warm compress to aching muscles. Or take a hot shower.
  • Apply an ice pack wrapped in a towel to the neck.
  • Practice good posture to ease muscle strain. While standing, keep shoulders back and head level, buttocks and abdomen pulled in. While sitting, keep your head straight and thighs parallel to the floor.

When to seek consultation?

In people with headaches, certain characteristics are cause for concern; these people should immediately seek medical consultation:

  • It occurs more frequently than usual
  • Are more severe than usual
  • Worsen or don't improve with appropriate use of over-the-counter drugs
  • Prevent you from working, sleeping or participating in normal activities
  • Headaches that cause you distress, and you would like to find treatment options that enable you to control them better
  • Tenderness at the temple (as when combing hair) or jaw pain when chewing
  • The presence of cancer or a disorder that weakens the immune system
  • Use of a drug that suppresses the immune system
  • Red eyes and halos seen around lights
  • If you are experiencing certain other symptoms like- headaches that increase in frequency or severity, headaches that begin after age 50, worsening vision, weight loss

A headache can be a symptom of a serious condition, such as a stroke, meningitis or encephalitis. Go to a hospital emergency room or your local emergency number if you have the worst headache of your life, a sudden, severe headache or a headache accompanied by:    

  • Confusion or trouble understanding speech
  • Fainting, drowsiness, confusion
  • High fever, greater than 102 f to 104 f (39 c to 40 c)
  • Numbness, weakness or paralysis on one side of your body
  • Stiff neck
  • Trouble seeing, speaking or walking
  • Nausea or vomiting (if not clearly related to the flu or a hangover)

If people with none of the above symptoms or characteristics start having headaches that are different from any they have had before or if their usual headaches become unusually severe, they should call their doctor.

Doctors can usually determine the type or cause of headaches based on the medical history, symptoms, and results of a physical examination. Depending on their other symptoms, the doctor may advise taking an analgesic or ask them to come for an evaluation. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Beware! These 4 Foods Are Cancerous In Nature!

MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
Beware! These 4 Foods Are Cancerous In Nature!

The food you eat is critical for your overall well-being as cancers that often affect the human body are of gastrointestinal origin. Stick to organic and chemical free foods to live a healthier life, since they reduce the risk of cancer substantially. Regular consumption of the food items mentioned below increase your risk of developing cancer, as well as many other conditions and should be avoided at all costs.

  1. Microwave Popcorn: Most microwave popcorn bags are lined with c8, also known as Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), which increases the risk of certain cancers such as kidney, testicular, bladder, pancreas and liver cancer notably. Microwave popcorn also contains an artificial or synthetic butter flavoring called diacetyl, which is extremely toxic and obstructs breathing.
  2. Canned Tomatoes: While tomatoes are considered to be cancer fighting foods, their canned counterparts are extremely unhealthy and may cause cancer. This is mainly due to the lining of the cans they are put in, which contains a chemical known as Bisphenol A or BPA that has been proven to elevate the risk of infertility as well as prostate and breast cancer. Due to the high acidic level. BPA leaks from the lining of the cans and penetrates into the fruit. Tomatoes should be cooked fresh or stored in glass jars.
  3. Processed/Grilled Red Meat: Processed meats such as sausages, prosciutto, bacon, pimento loaf, bologna, hot dog, etc., contain various chemicals and preservatives such as sodium nitrate. This is added to make the meat look fresh and appealing, but are, in fact, carcinogenic in nature. Moreover, you should also avoid grilling meat, since it releases a carcinogen known as heterocyclic aromatic amines, which is another dangerous food item that smoked meat contains as it picks up tar from the smoking process. 
  4. Farmed Salmon: It is imperative to avoid farmed salmon because they are fed unnatural diets that are contaminated with carcinogens, antibiotics, chemicals, pesticides and so on. They also harbor sea lice, 30 times greater in amount than wild salmon. High levels of PCBs, cancer causing dioxins, and mercury have been found in them. It is advisable to opt for wild sockeye salmon instead of farmed salmon.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

5097 people found this helpful

Nagging Cough - 6 Quick Ways You Can Manage It!

MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
Nagging Cough - 6 Quick Ways You Can Manage It!

A cough is a sign that there is something wrong with the throat. Be it an infection or a sore throat or food stuck in the windpipe, a cough can start. While it may sometimes disappear, sometimes, it may just refuse to go. This not just is bothersome to you to allow to continue work, it also irritates the others in the surrounding and attracts attention. Everybody looks at you annoyed and gives a look which says “why don’t you do something about it?” Well, they mean well, and there are definitely things that can help manage a nagging cough. Find out for yourself!

  1. Salt water gargling: Mix about a teaspoon of water in a glass of warm water and gargle your mouth for about 1 minute. It helps soothe the throat and reduce the cough. It can also clear the bacteria along the throat, providing relief from the cough. If there is phlegm lodged in the throat, it gets easily expelled too.
  2. Honey: This viscous liquid coats the inflamed and irritated mucous membranes along the throat and provides instant relief. It is also known for its antibacterial nature and has good enzymes from the bees, which are known for providing instant relief to both children and adults. The sweet taste makes it further appealing. Adding ground black pepper powder to it further improves the effect, as it clears congestion.
  3. Steam: Cough is often the result of an irritated and inflamed throat mucosa. Inhaling steam is one of the best ways to soothe this mucosa and provide relief. It reduces mucosal inflammation and removes phlegm. Adding a few drops of essential oils like eucalyptus or tea tree oil further improves the effect. These have antibacterial and antiviral properties and so enhance the relief. With boiled water in a vessel, bend over it and cover your head to ensure the steam is inhaled. Be careful to avoid burns, as steam can burn. This can be repeated 4 to 5 times daily until you get sufficient relief.
  4. Ginger and Mint: Another wonder substance is the ginger. To a cup of warm water, add honey, few slices of ginger, and some dried peppermint. This helps by acting as an expectorant and reduces irritation in the throat, which produces cough.
  5. Cough drops or lozenges: If you are in a public space and cannot do the above, try cough drops. Sucking on them can soothe the throat and the constant swallowing of saliva helps relieve the irritation in the throat.
  6. Nasal irrigation: This helps relieve the postnasal congestion and dripping, which often leads to nagging coughs.

These are some simple, effective ways to reduce constant coughing.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

4707 people found this helpful

Types & Benefits Of Physical Exercise

MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
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Hello!

My name is Major Dr. Kartik Kohli. I’m Ex- Army Officer I retired from army in 2012.

Today I'll be talking about exercise. Now being an army officer, that gives me a slightly better idea how to exercise how to give you inputs about it, but what I’m not happy about it is General Indian population or lack of exercise in our lives we as a nation or A let me say, let me be very blunt we are lazy we don’t take care of our lives we don’t take care of our bodies . Our bodies should be our temples which we should respect but we don’t do that so let me talk to you as a friend , let me not over indulge myself by quantifying myself as know at all let me just be a friend to you so, how do we exercise we don't exercise by you know running marathon so by day one we exercise by taking small steps we exercise by challenging ourselves to our next competition which we have with ourselves we don’t need to compete with Olympians we are not Olympians , nobody is Olympian by birth we have to challenge ourselves by taking very small steps let say from week one , we run , we walk rather then run let us walk , Let us walk 100 meters , week 2 walk 200 meters every day . Week 3 we walk 400 meters, so we progressively increase our challenges. And these challenges are towards our selves. so we have to been responsible for what challenges that we presume to be have , for what now there’s lot of talk regarding weight loss and everything so and so forth but weight loss and healthiness are not related , let us be very frank . Weight is not related to health. I’ll say that because what i feel is its body shaping. I don’t want to body shaping anyone you have to be comfortable with what you are because more importantly then your physical health , let your mental health. exercise gives you a lot of reasons to be happy let us not kill ourselves ok, People are fat so on so Forth but it’s also important to be happy. happiness comes from exercise from feeling healthy that feeling of healthiness is the most important thing for example when we exercise kidneys produce chemical known as endorphin and endorphin makes you happy , it causes the feeling of happiness now the important point is how much you are willing to push it’s not good for you body to push a 100 meters in the first day no its not you will end up hurting yourself you will end up harming yourself, take it slow not Everyone can be Usain Bolt lets us take it slow let us take it one step at a time, let us not body shame ourselves to the extent that we have a sense of Inclusiveness that we can’t get out of what we need is happiness for that I’ll urge you to exercise.

Thank you

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Importance Of Water In Our Daily Life

MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
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Hello! Everyone

My name major Dr. Kartik Kohli. I’m retired medical officer from army. I served Indian army from 2005 to 2012.

Today we will talk about water - why water is important for you ! Water is an important source of life . As we know , 70% of your body is water .

Now when we talk about water,  what do we understand about the same ? Hydration is important because what we want to take inside our bodies , it will help us cleanse our system. It is good for our skin, hair, nails and most importantly it is good for our GI tract and kidneys too.

What we don't realize is that kidneys remove a lot of bad material out of the body by using water . So what is the content of water that should be in our body ? The content of water should be around 3 to 5 liters a day. Let me give you a simple example . Every waking hour that is , lets say you sleep 8 hours a day - you get up for about 16 hours a day every waking hour.

Have a glass of water one glass of water let’s say 200ml so that will make around 3.2 liters a day that is fairly good enough. That is not good enough but good enough to keep yourself healthy. Now you would ask me as in why water is important for your general bodily function. Bodily functions include like passing of stools. Stools are soft and not hardened because you have enough water in your diet . If there is water in your diet , they are soft - you'll not have problems with your constipation acidity.

It helps you to regulate acid content in your stomach, so the important point is for us to understand that water being such a simple thing , it’s not rocket science. It’s not GI Science - its something very simple that anybody can do.

It will help you reduce your appetite - you can get on your diets very fast . Your diet can be regulated . What is not important is that if u decrease water especially in the winter climate, stools are going to be hard. You'll have acidity , you’ll have not such a good sense of lifestyle that you can enjoy .

At the end of the day , you want to feel healthy if want you to be happy. That is why water is so important for you . If there is lack of water , the simple indicator for the lack of water in your diet will be when urine turns yellow. If there is any shade of yellow in your diet or urine , you'll understand that there is lack of water. This is a very simple indicator.

I want you to be healthy - I want you to be free of disease and for which one simple thing you can do with your life , with your diet is to increase water in your diet. Now water can be attained from multiple sources , like you can drink water plus you can eat fruits and vegetables . But I will suggest that you drink plain simple water as that is not so hard. 

Thank you.

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Immunity Against Allergies - 5 Tips That Can Surely Help!

MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
Immunity Against Allergies - 5 Tips That Can Surely Help!

Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? Have you been trying to find the best solutions to get relief from the allergy symptoms? Although different forms of medicines can be used for treating seasonal allergies, it is important to understand that allergies can be eliminated by building the body’s immunity against them. Here are five tips you can follow to boost your immune system to get rid of the seasonal allergies.

  1. Immunotherapy: Immunotherapy is considered to be the best way to change the way your immune system responds to allergens such as ragweed and pollen. Immunotherapy is the prevention or treatment of disease with substances that stimulate the immune response. The amounts are increased gradually. The immune system gets desensitised due to this treatment. This treatment is ideal for people who suffer from allergies all year round.
  2. MeditationIncreased amount of stress worsens existing allergies by upsetting the balance of substances in the body controlling your immune response. Meditation is a great way to eliminate stress and helps in relieving anxiety. Regular meditation will keep you free from allergies.
  3. Healthy lifestyle: Maintaining a healthy lifestyle helps in reducing the effects of seasonal allergies. If you watch your weight and keep your body in shape by exercising regularly, you will lead a healthy life and be able to withstand the effects of allergies. In case you are sensitive to allergens like pollen, which are present outdoors, you should exercise indoors. You can continue with your medication while following this healthy regime.
  4. Control your surroundings: Creating an environment in order to minimise the amount of allergens is an ideal way to stay away from allergies and allergy symptoms. You can use an air conditioner to control the temperature instead of keeping the windows open. You should wear a protective mask and gloves while gardening and always change your clothes before entering your home.
  5. Laugh: According to research, humour and laughter may increase your immune functions as these increase the level of immunoglobulin A in the body. This is a protein present in the eyes, throat, ears, nose and mouth, which helps in protection against infections. Have a good laugh and stay preoccupied with things which will keep you happy and laughing.

In many cases, your immune system fails to put up a good fight against seasonal allergies. In such situations, you have to take allergy medication to fight the infections.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

 

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World Immunization Day 2017 - Why Immunization Is Important?

MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
World Immunization Day 2017 - Why Immunization Is Important?

If not for Edward Jenner, millions would have lost their lives to several diseases. The discovery of smallpox vaccination in the last leg of the 18th century marked the beginning of a new chapter of vaccination and became a lifesaver for the human race from fatal and limiting diseases like smallpox, polio, tetanus, rotavirus, etc.

World Immunization Day, observed each year on November 10, is celebrated to increase the awareness on getting vaccinations in time to protect individuals against preventable diseases. 

Immunization is very important to help create resistance and to prevent your body from getting infected with a number of diseases. Timely administration of vaccine can help protect both children and adults from major diseases. 

Why must you get vaccinated? Is it really important?
Yes, getting vaccinated is indeed important. It helps the body stimulate its own immune system to protect against subsequent infections and also prevents them from spreading through any form of contact.  Vaccination is more important for children because the immune system of a child developed through breastfeeding starts to diminish, once the development cycle of the new immune system begins.

Vaccinations are highly cost-effective and easy to access. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), timely vaccination has helped prevent up to three million deaths per year, but still, there are almost 19 million infants who are not given timely vaccinations.

Vaccination in India
The Universal Immunization Program (UIP) of India is one of the largest in the world in terms of the amount of vaccine given, the geographical area covered, and the number of people who have benefited from the program. The program has been in effect for more than 30 years. However, due to a lack of awareness among citizens, it has only been able to reach out to two-thirds of children all over the country. 

We should seek to achieve complete immunization of not only children but also of adults. Under the Mission Indradhanush, which was launched by the government in 2014, the program allowed all children of up to 24 months of age and pregnant women to get free vaccinations. 

Important vaccinations for children
The Indian Academy of Pediatrics recommends several vaccinations to be administered from 0 months to 10 years of age, the important ones being for polio, tetanus, rotavirus, typhoid, chickenpox, and MMR amongst others. It is essential for the parents to follow the immunization schedule and have the baby vaccinated against preventable diseases.

Vaccinations for adults
Vaccination is not just for children, but also for adults. All adults between the age of 20 and 30 should get a screening done for major preventable diseases like influenza, Tetanus, Hepatitis A, and Hepatitis B. An influenza injection should be administered once a year while a tetanus injection needs to be administered once every 10 years. 

Hepatitis A and B injections need to be administered during one's childhood. However, if adults aged above 19 and up to 49 years do not have any documentation of vaccination, it is strongly advised to take two doses of Hepatitis A and three doses of Hepatitis B.

Prevention is better than cure, and the most important gift that you can give your child and to yourself is good health. On this day, let's be aware of the importance of vaccination, and spread the same. Get vaccinated, stay healthy, and happy! 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Is that good to take Boiled eggs after having The breakfast of gram with jaggery in the morning?

MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
Is that good to take Boiled eggs after having The breakfast of gram with jaggery in the morning?
Sir until you have specific allergies having eggs will not cause problems but if there are problems like itching etc you can consult physician for the same.
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Dr. Santosh Bansal

MBBS, MTP Training, Ultrasound
General Physician
Dr. Santosh Bansal's Clinic, 
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