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HYPERTENSION AND HOMOEOPATHY

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
HYPERTENSION AND HOMOEOPATHY
Hypertension, or abnormally high blood pressure, is often referred to as the “silent killer.” This is because it does not usually manifest any symptoms while causing damage to the heart, brain, kidneys, and eyes. Research indicates that about 62% of strokes and 49% of heart attacks are caused by hypertension. Homeopathy can help high blood pressure, determining its cause through a holistic approach that looks to cure the individual as a whole. Homeopaths simply use symptoms, and the sensation of experiencing those symptoms, to determine which homeopathic remedy will most effectively trigger the body’s healing response.

Homeopathic treatment is recommended because it not only can lower and stabilize blood pressure, it also has a positive effect on overall health. Consult for treatment - Dr Rushali Angchekar
Vaibhavi homoeo clinic

Shuvarnprashan - An Ayurvedic Immunization Schedule!

B.A.M.S
Ayurveda, Banaskantha
Shuvarnprashan - An Ayurvedic Immunization Schedule!

Immunity –Bal(बल) and Ayurveda
In different stages of the life it is important that we maintain a healthy one, the specific system has been developed in form of सहजबल, कालबल, और युक्तिकृतबल with the help of which you get Strength (बल-Bal) throughout the life. System of this procedure of medicines is known as संस्कार.

What is Sanskar(संस्कार)?
“संस्कारो हि गुणान्तराधानं”
संस्कार is the procedure of Adulteration of quality of life  or enhancing the good things.

Shuvarnprashan - A powerful Child Immunization Procedure

सुवर्णप्राशनं ह्येतनमेधाग्निबलवर्धनम् | आयुष्यम मङ्गलं पुण्यं वृष्यम वर्णयं ग्रहापहम ||
मसात परममेधावी व्याधिर्भिन च धृष्यते | षड़भिर्मासै: श्रुतधर: सुवर्णप्राशनाद्भवेत || का.सं.सू.

If you are looking for an effective Ayurvedic way, which helps in boosting your child’s immunity and health, you should opt for सुवर्णप्राशन.  Shuvarnprashan, used over thousands of years, is completely natural as it is prepared from Gold (सूवर्ण), Medicated Gow Ghrita (औषधीय घृत) and Honey (मधु), which goes through proper processing according to completely safe classic Ayurvedic Method. It’s a licking foam preparation (लेह/लिढ प्रकार औषधी). It is ideal method for building the overall health and intelligence of your child.

The specific benefits ascribed to Shuvarnprashan are as follows

  1. Medha Agni Bala Vardhanam (improvement of intellect, digestion, metabolism, immunity, and physical strength)
  2. Ayushyam (promoting lifespan)
  3. Mangalam (auspicious)
  4. Punyam (righteous)
  5. Vrushyam (aphrodisiac)
  6. Varnyam (enhancement of color and complexion)
  7. Grahapaham (protection from evil spirits and microorganisms)

How Shuvarnprashan works?

The three components of Shuvarnprashan work together towards enhancing the immunity and as each of them individually works on the betterment of immunity.

  1. Gold
    1. It is an immuno-modulator (i.e. it reconstructs the immune system)
    2. Provides bal to the body
    3. Enhances life potency
    4. Enriches the texture of the skin
    5. Pharmacological studies showed specific and nonspecific immune responses, which were modified in a positive manner in Swarna Bhasma treated. It also had a stimulatory effect on peritoneal macrophages, which may be helpful to fight against infections.
    6. Note: It is evidently mentioned in the texts of Ayurveda that any form of gold should be used internally only after proper purification failing to do, which may result in complications that may be even life-threatening.The type of gold to be used, mode of administration of different forms, theirs benefits and therapeutic indications are also clearly explained
  2. Cow Ghrit or Ghee
    1. Research indicates that phenolic antioxidants present in the ghee help in boosting the immune system
    2. It is rich in vitamin A & E, which help fight free radicals and promote good health
    3. CLA ( conjugated linolenic acid) in ghee lowers the level of bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein) and triglycerides in the body.
    4. Ghee also improves our vision by helping our bodies properly digest fat-soluble vitamins such as Vitamin A.
    5. It detoxifies the body by dissolving the toxins, which are then excreted out of the body through intestine. 
    6. Butyric acid, is the most important element in ghee, which has also been linked to the stimulation of T-cell production, which are the heavy hitting cells of the immune system. 
    7. The use of cow ghee can help supercharge your immune system.
    8. Dose shaman of Vata(वात) and Pitta(पित्त) Vikar (It balances the Vata and Pita dosha)
    9. Rasa, Shukra and Oja Vardhank ( Appharodiatic in nature and Improve Immunity)
    10. Sanskarasya Anuvartanam (Gives a boost to the potency of the medication)
    11. Twachya (Enhances the complexion of the skin)
    12. Dhee, Dhruti, Smruti, Medha vardhak ( Enhances the intellectual power of the brain)
    13. Agni Vardhak(Amplifies the digestive fire)
  3. Honey
    1. Honey contains a protein made by bees called defensin-1, which is the most active germ killing ingredient in honey.
    2. It makes the penetration of other medicines easy.
    3. Easily palatable for children
    4. Contains high level of nutrients and glucose
    5. Chakshusya(चक्षुष्य) (Improves eyesight)
    6. Vishahara(वृष्य) (Aphrodisiac in nature)
    7. Rakta, Pittahara (रक्त & पित्तहर) ( Takes care of blood and pitta imbalance)

Research Findings

In a pharmaco-clinical study conducted on neonates Madhu-Ghrita-Swarna-Vacha Combination shows a significant effect on humoral antibody formation and it acted on immunological system, which was evident by triggering the response of immunological system by a rise in the total proteins and serum IgG levels.

Observations noted

  1. The problems like bed wetting and indigestion are decreased
  2. Reduced recurrency of frequent cough and cold. Reduced hospital visits
  3. Hyperactive children become calm and it enhances concentration
  4. Childrens are taking interest in study and sports
  5. Shuvarnprashan increases immunity power in disorders like epileptic convulsion, allergy, Hepatitis-B
  6. Improves speech

Things to note

  1. Shuvarnprashan can be given to your child from childbirth till the age of 12 years.
  2. Ideally, it should be given early in the morning on an empty stomach. Feed your child 30 minutes after giving Shuvarnprashan.
  3. The specific benefits of Swarnaprashana according to the duration of administration have been mentioned such as:
    • If administered for 1 month, the baby will become Parama Medhavi (highly intelligent) and Vyadhibhir Na Cha Drusyate (will not be affected by any disease)
    • If administered for 6 months, the baby will become Srutadhara (will be able to remember the things, which are just heard).
    • You can follow a dosage for a period of 30 days. You may extend this till 180 days. Afterwards follow up on every pushyanaxatra(पुष्यनक्षत्र).
    • Your child should face the east side when taking this medicine. Shuvarnprashan is also known by other names such as Swarna amruta prashana, Swarna bindu prashana, Suvarna prashan, Swarna prashana and Swarnaprashan.

However, in conditions such as acute fever, swarnprashan can increase your body temperature. It is contraindicative in condition such as diarrhea, vomiting. Hence, it is important to consult an experienced and well-known Ayurveda practitioner before starting this Ayurveda process 

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Hey I had sex with my hubby today and for 2-3 seconds it was unprotected sex but later he had used condom the ejaculation was into the condom itself. Is there any scope of pregnancy? I already took one ipill this month. Is there any other medicine to prevent pregnancy? Or there is no need? Pls help.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Hey I had sex with my hubby today and for 2-3 seconds it was unprotected sex but later he had used condom the ejacula...
The pre-ejaculate also contains active sperms and is enough to make a lady pregnant. Ipill protects in about 97-98% of cases taken within 24 to 72 hours after the act and not before. But still you may not get pregnant, so wait for periods, if you miss, check with strip test and consult gyne if that is positive. All the best.
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Dermatologists' top tips for relieving dry skin

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Dermatologists' top tips for relieving dry skin
Simple changes can soothe dry skin

Following the same skin care routine year round may not work so well when the humidity drops. Without a change in your skin care, dry air can make fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable. Dry skin can itch, flake, crack, and even bleed.

To help heal dry skin and prevent its return, dermatologists recommend the following.

1. Prevent baths and showers from making dry skin worse. When your skin is dry, be sure to:

Close the bathroom door
Limit your time in the shower or bath to 5 or 10 minutes
Use warm rather than hot water
Wash with a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser
Apply enough cleanser to remove dirt and oil, but avoid using so much that you see a thick lather
Blot your skin gently dry with a towel
Slather on the moisturizer immediately after drying your skin

2. Apply moisturizer immediately after washing. Ointments, creams, and lotions (moisturizers) work by trapping existing moisture in your skin. To trap this much-needed moisture, you need to apply a moisturizer within few minutes of:

Drying off after a shower or bath
Washing your face or hands

3. Use an ointment or cream rather than a lotion. Ointments and creams are more effective and less irritating than lotions. Look for a cream or ointment that contains an oil such as olive oil or jojoba oil. Shea butter also works well. Other ingredients that help to soothe dry skin include lactic acid, urea, hyaluronic acid, dimethicone, glycerin, lanolin, mineral oil, and petrolatum.

Tip: Carry a non-greasy hand cream with you, and apply it after each hand washing. This will greatly help relieve dry skin.

4. Wear lip balm. Choose a lip balm that feels good on your lips. Some healing lip balms can irritate your lips. If your lips sting or tingle after you apply the lip balm, switch to one that does not cause this reaction.

5. Use only gentle, unscented skin care products. Some skin care products are too harsh for dry, sensitive skin. When your skin is dry, stop using:

Deodorant soaps
Skin care products that contain alcohol, fragrance, retinoids, or alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA)

Avoiding these products will help your skin retain its natural oils.

6. Wear gloves. Our hands are often the first place we notice dry skin. You can reduce dry, raw skin by wearing gloves. Be sure to put gloves on before you:

Go outdoors in winter
Perform tasks that require you to get your hands wet
Get chemicals, greases, and other substances on your hands

7. Choose non-irritating clothes and laundry detergent. When our skin is dry and raw even clothes and laundry detergent can be irritating. To avoid this:

Wear cotton or silk under your clothing made of wool or another material that feels rough
Use laundry detergent labeled “hypoallergenic”

8. Stay warm without cozying up to a fireplace or other heat source. Sitting in front of an open flame or other heat source can dry your skin.

9. Add moisture to the air. Plug in a humidifier. If you can check your home heating system, find out if you have a humidifier on the system — and whether it’s working.

When to see a dermatologist

Your skin should start to feel better quickly. If these changes do not bring relief, you may want to see a dermatologist. Very dry skin can require a prescription ointment or cream. Dry skin also can be a sign of a skin condition that needs treatment. A dermatologist can examine your skin and explain what can help reduce your discomfort.
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I am 25 years old female suffering from PCOS. I feel lazy and heavy all the time, even sometimes I crave for sweets. Kindly tell me to control my cravings and also tell me how soon I can get pregnant.

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Control weight by exercise and diet control. Check hormone levels after consulting gynecologist and correct them.
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Hello doctor, Please tell me how can you get pregnant soon please tell me with solution because I am married.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Hello doctor, Please tell me how can you get pregnant soon please tell me with solution because I am married.
if your cycle is regular then take chance on mid of cycle,. say your cycle start on 1st then try help between 12-17.during this period you have maximum chance. but it may happen at any time. it will. welcome.
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Viagra - Why It Is Important To Consult Your Doctor Before Using It?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), L.C.P.S, PhD,D.P.S.M
Sexologist, Ahmednagar
Viagra - Why It Is Important To Consult Your Doctor Before Using It?

Some people experience symptoms of erectile dysfunction and think of consuming Viagra. Viagra is the market name of a substance called Sildenafil, which is used for the correction of erectile dysfunction. It creates hypertension in the blood vessels, enabling you to get an enhanced erection. Viagra is quite useful for boosting your sexual performance. However, you may experience several side effects on your health. Before deciding on using a pack of Viagra, it is advised to consult a doctor to know the exact dosage that would work for you.

Dosages

1. 50 mg is the recommended dosage for men in general. The dose can be sometimes increased up to 100 mg. It depends on tolerance and effectiveness. The dose may also be decreased to 25 mg in some cases. It is also advised not to take Viagra more than once a day. The dosage will have to be altered if you take other prescribed medicines.

2. Viagra single packs are also prescribed by doctors. Single packs are available in dosages of 25, 50 and 100 mg.

When should you avoid viagra?

Viagra should be avoided in some cases.

These include the following:

1. In case you take prescribed nitrates for chest pain or pulmonary disorder, your doctor would advise you not to use Viagra due as it increases the risk of high blood pressure, which can be quite disastrous for your health.

2. Many people are allergic to sildenafil, which is a substance present in Viagra.

Side effects of consuming viagra

Viagra causes several serious side effects on the body. Therefore, it is very important to take a doctor’s advice and know about the different adversities. The most common side effects include the following:

1. Priapism: This is a condition where your erection lasts for about four hours or longer and does not end. Permanent damage to the penis is indicated if this condition is not treated.

2. Loss of vision and hearing impairment: Viagra may cause Non-arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (NAION). This disorder may lead to loss of vision in one or both the eyes. Tinnitus or hearing impairment is another condition, which may occur as a side effect of consuming Viagra.

You should always consult a doctor before you decide to take as he would know best about the dosage required by your body. He will also advise you about an ideal method of usage.

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Hi, I need a consultation on how to avoid pregnancy, we got married just before 2 months and already my wife is facing menstrual problems and she doubts she is conceived. Would like to know how to void pregnancy such case.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Hi, I need a consultation on how to avoid pregnancy, we got married just before 2 months and already my wife is facin...
I would advice your wife to do a urine pregnancy test if her periods are over due. If negative then consider starting a combined hormonal pill like Femilon from the first day of her period. Take it for 21 days and give a 7 day break during which time periods should happen. Then repeat the cycle again after the seven day break. Not only will this regularise her cycles it will also act as an effective contraception.
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In pregnancy if female is suffering from fever & throat problem occurs which medicine is given to them.

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
The medicine depends on the age of pregnancy. In first 3 months, we try to avoid drugs, unless absolutely necessary. You can try gargle, lozenges etc. After 3 months, we can safely use number of drugs. But remember, any fever in pregnancy can affect the fetus in adverse manner.
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I am 25 year old married. We are trying for pregnancy. My period's are not regular. It is 26 29 28 32 and last time it is after 40 days (april 1st). It started not like regular periods. Some brownish type. After 5 days periods become regular and lasts for 7 days. After that there is no periods. On may 9, a small spotting like 2 or 3 drops are came. After that nothing. Next day we do pregnancy test. But negative. Yesterday (may19) also a small spotting. I'm so confused and tensed. Am I pregnant? or any other problem? also I have symptoms like periods from may 4, like stomach pain back pain etc.

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
Brown discharge between periods will imply the time length and pace of blood within the cervix. In general, the menstrual cycle ranges anywhere between 22 to 34 days and averages at 28 days. Spotting between periods is typically a result of old vaginal blood flow after or before your periods. It occurs after the last day of your menstruation cycle and before the start of your next menstrual cycle. There are some cases of vaginal bleeding in between the period cycle that signals towards a more grievous underlying medical condition. These will require prompt intervention? a brown vaginal discharge instead of a period usually occurs due to late periods? sometimes if the lining is not eliminated, the residual can remain within the uterus for almost a month? in this condition, a woman? s body expels an old uterine lining any queries inform me.
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