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I am 76, suffering from pain in knee joint. Diagnosed as osteoarthritis, suggested joint replacement. I am not ready to go for operation as I fear of not maintaining post surgery care. Is there any technology in providing cartilage to my existing joints?

Physiotherapist, Vadodara
I am 76, suffering from pain in knee joint. Diagnosed as osteoarthritis, suggested joint replacement. I am not ready ...
Hi lybrate-user, osteoarthritis is a common problem in old age due to degeneration of knee cartilage leading to pain and restricting the joint range and deformed joints. It is treatment depends upon on what stage arthritis is. Early stage arthritis can be managed by conservative management like calcium and pain killers tablets along with alternative medicine like physiotherapy, homeopathy Ayurveda, etc. If cartilages are more damaged than you have to go for surgery. All depends upon what and how much difficulty you are facing in day to day life. There are many capsules and tablets are available in market claims it can regenerate cartilage but all under trail. May or may not help you can search and take also there is alternative therapy like Sahaj therapy. please search on the internet it. It is claimed as a noninvasive and painless way to regenerate cartilage and alternative to knee replacement. You can further research more hope this will help you thank you.
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I am liable to sleep for few hours in a day due to my studies. I guess because of this I am feeling very weak and am suffering from fever after a span of time. Please suggest me how to manage these problems because as for now I can't increase my sleeping hours.

General Physician, Vadodara
I am liable to sleep for few hours in a day due to my studies. I guess because of this I am feeling very weak and am ...
Take power naps with the help of guided meditation from the internet. You can get more relaxation in less time. Avoid coffee and tea before sleeping time. Read in a well-lit place to avoid eye strain.
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What Is Fashionable Prevention In Summer?

Dermatologist, Noida
What Is Fashionable Prevention In Summer?
Summers are here and so is the summer collection plus the summer heat.

Summers are the time when women are happy that they can, at last, wear their floral sundresses, wear shorts, spaghetti straps, and those who are planning to go to a foreign destination for their summer are probably sweating out at the gym to flaunt their perfect body in a bikini.

But along with all the good things there are also bad things and so with being able to strut out of the door wearing the latest fashion, we women are also worried about the damage the sun is causing to our precious, spotless and fair skin.

And not to mention the skin rashes and the horrible sweat which make us look disheveled and ugly.

Therefore, summer brings good and bad and hence we have to learn to be happy with the good and accept the bad and so today let's know about some splendid tips to deal with the heat this summer.

So let us start with the first thing and i.e. put on a good sunscreen before you leave the house because the sun can do a lot of damage to your skin and I doubt you want that.
The second thing is that wear an antiperspirant cum deodorant, this will stop from wet patches forming on the armpits of your dress and your back, and it will also make you feel fresh and good.
It is good to wear loose cotton clothes during summer because it will give you free moment, it will be airy and you will feel comfortable wearing it, rather than feeling itchy and sweaty.
Make sure that you wear cool colored clothes like blue, green, white, etc. And always carry a hat with you to protect yourself from the direct rays of the sun.
Make sure you carry many wet wipes with you so that whenever you feel hot and sweaty you can wipe your face with that. And also carry your antiperspirant and deodorant to make sure that you don t smell due to excessive sweating.
Drink a lot of water and fruit juices. Heat can make your skin look dehydrated and lifeless and drinking a lot of fluids will help to restore the beauty of your skin.
Hence, these are some of the tips, which you ought to follow to beat the heat this summer and enjoy a happy summer.
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Summer Precautions!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.D in Ayurveda, Ph.D
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
Summer Precautions!
Keeping in view of the high temperature of this summer, everyone should take plenty of water, and in food intake special care should be taken to drink more Butter-milk. However, the body extracellular & intracellular factors of Sodium & Potassium balance should be maintained properly.

I am 23 female, I always have 98.6 temperature and sometimes 99. What does it mean?

Homeopath, Noida
I am 23 female, I always have 98.6 temperature and sometimes 99. What does it mean?
What are other symptoms that you are experiencing. You need to do cbc and thyroid profile n chest x-ray from some lab.
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Sensitive Skin - How To Handle It Well?

MBBS, DNB (Dermatology)
Dermatologist, Navi Mumbai
Sensitive Skin - How To Handle It Well?
Sensitive skin can make life miserable. Factors such as environmental and climatic changes, certain beauty products and medications can affect individuals with sensitive skin. There may be skin inflammation, irritation, rashes, redness, dryness and flakiness. The extent of the sensitive reaction can vary from one individual to another. In many cases, it has been observed that sensitive skin appears to be thinner than normal skin. Thus, people with such delicate skin type need to be extra careful. Do not try self-medication. It will make things worse. Always seek expert advice. A dermatologist knows what is best for your skin.

People with sensitive skin need to follow some basic skin care regimes.

* It is very important to keep a sensitive skin hydrated and moisturised all the time. A dehydrated skin not only appears tighter but also results in extreme skin dryness and irritation. Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water daily. It is very important to flush out the toxins and maintain alkaline skin pH. Avoid taking very hot water or ice baths. The extreme temperatures will do your skin more harm than good. A warm water bath is an excellent option. Apply generous amounts of moisturiser, whenever your skin feels dry and itchy.

* It is best to avoid products that are harsh on your skin. Consult a dermatologist before using products containing alpha hydroxyl acids. These are strong acids and their application can lead to skin irritation and rashes. It is a healthy practice to keep your skin clean. However, not all soaps are suitable for sensitive skin. Soaps (strong alkali) are a big no. It is best to use a medicated soap, specially formulated for sensitive skin. To cleanse your face, use a mild (soap free) face wash or a cleanser.

* For people with sensitive skin, it is best not to experiment with the skin care products. Play it safe, stick to the brands you have been using for long. Certain beauty products are strongly fragranced. These can trigger severe skin and allergic reactions. Lanolin, artificial mineral oil and alcohol-containing products are no better. It is best to use natural and herbal skin care products.

* Do not use cosmetics and beauty products beyond a certain period of time. Face powders, silicone based foundations, sunscreen (titanium oxide or zinc oxide based) are best for sensitive skin. These products are known to be less harsh and thus have little or no side effects.

* Before using any products, know the ingredients and chemicals that go into its manufacture.
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