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Giardia Infection - Its Treatments!

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Giardia Infection - Its Treatments!
What is Giardia infection?

Giardia infection is an intestinal infection. It is caused by a parasite called Giardia intestinalis. Giardia infections usually clear up within six weeks. But you may have intestinal problems long after the parasites are gone.

Symptoms of Giardia infection-

Abdominal cramps
Bloating gas
Diarrhea
Fatigue
Nausea
Weight loss
Causes of Giardia infection-

Giardia infection occurs when you accidentally ingest the parasites. This can occur by:

Swallowing contaminated water
Eating contaminated food
Through person-to-person contact
Risk factors of Giardia infection-

Common in children
Wherever sanitation is inadequate or water isn t safe to drink
Having anal sex without using a condom
Complications of Giardia infection-

Dehydration
Failure to thrive
Lactose intolerance
Diagnosis of Giardia infection-

Diagnosis of Giardia infection involves the following tests:

Stool tests
Precautions & Prevention of Giardia infection-

Wash your hands after using the toilet or changing diapers and before eating or preparing food
Try not to swallow water when swimming in pools, lakes or streams.
Avoid drinking untreated water from shallow wells, lakes, rivers, springs and ponds
Practice safer sex
Treatment of Giardia infection

Homeopathic Treatment of Giardia infection
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Giardia infection
Psychotherapy Treatment of Giardia infection
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Giardia infection
Surgical Treatment of Giardia infection
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Giardia infection
Other Treatment of Giardia infection
Treatment of Giardia infection-

Homeopathic Treatment of Giardia infection-

Homeopathic Treatment of Giardia infection reduces the abdominal cramps, bloating, fatigue and diarrhea associated with this disease. Some of the homeopathic remedies for treatment of Giardia infection are:

Arsenic Album
Ipecac
Podophyllum
Veratrum Album
Camphor
Mercurius
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Giardia infection-
Allopathic Treatment of Giardia infection involves the following medications:

Metronidazole
Tinidazole
Nitazoxanide
Paromomycin
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Giardia infection-

Eat mild foods such as plain boiled rice, applesauce, dry toast and saltine crackers
Avoid spicy foods, citrus fruits, caffeinated beverages, and alcohol until two days after the last symptoms of giardiasis have disappeared.
Avoid milk and other dairy products for three days after the last symptoms of giardiasis.

I want to know, I have amebiasis or not. How can I identify this based on what symptoms in the body.

bhms
Homeopath, Varanasi
I want to know, I have amebiasis or not. How can I identify this based on what symptoms in the body.
Mainly cramps in abdomen feel. Stool with mucus or blood. You tell your symptom what you feel then we diagnose this condition. There are similar symptom present in various disease.
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Doc, I want to know if one patient have amebiasis or not. How to identify I have amebiasis or not based on which symptoms.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Doc, I want to know if one patient have amebiasis or not. How to identify I have amebiasis or not based on which symp...
Abdominal pain with smelly sticky semi solid motions with increased frequency is a typical symptom for amoebiasis
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome - 6 Signs You Are Suffering from It!

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology, MNAMS
Gastroenterologist, Faridabad
Irritable Bowel Syndrome - 6 Signs You Are Suffering from It!
A chronic condition, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of the large intestine that exhibits symptoms such as bloating, abdominal cramps, gas and diarrhea. The symptoms of IBS can be controlled by making lifestyle changes such as incorporating certain modifications to your diet and reducing or managing stress levels. For severe symptoms, you may require medications.

Symptoms
The symptoms of IBS can vary; some of them are:

Bloated stomach
Abdominal cramps
Flatulence
Constipation or diarrhea
Presence of mucus in the stool
Some other severe symptoms of IBS include sudden loss of weight and rectal bleeding.
Causes
The exact cause of IBS is not known, but there are certain factors that may act as triggers. There are muscles lining the walls of the intestine that relax and contract in a proper rhythm, thus allowing the passage of food through the intestine. In case of IBS, these contractions tend to be irregular, resulting in gas, bloating and diarrhea.

Some of the factors that can trigger this condition are:

Hormones: Hormonal changes can play a role in triggering IBS. For a woman, the symptoms can worsen during her menstrual cycles.
Stress: Studies show that symptoms of IBS considerably increase if you are subject to increased stress levels over a prolonged period of time.
Foods: Certain foods such as spices, chocolate, milk and broccoli can act as triggers.
Other Disorders: In some cases, other underlying conditions such as bacterial overgrowth or infectious diarrhea can cause IBS.
Treatment
The initial step to manage the symptoms of this condition is to make prompt changes in your diet, such as eliminating spicy foods and dairy products, at least till the symptoms subside. It is advised to resort to medications only if the dietary changes fail to yield results.

The various treatments are:

Anti-diarrheal Medications: Anti-diarrheal medication such as loperamide is used to control and manage diarrhea.
Fiber Supplements: Certain fiber supplements such as methylcellulose and psyllium can help in managing constipation.
Antibiotics: Antibiotics are prescribed only if the symptoms result from bacterial overgrowth in the intestine.
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Homeopathy For Asthma

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
Homeopathy For Asthma
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disorder. In asthma, the airways of the lungs get inflamed. Due to this inflammation, there is swelling inside the airways. This also causes excess production of mucous. The combined effect of swelling and mucus production is that the passage of air gets obstructed. This makes breathing difficult. A whistling sound or wheezing is often heard in such patients. Often the patient gets cough due to this obstruction of the airways. This cough is a reflex of the body to get rid of the excess mucous in the airways. A sense of tightness or heaviness is felt in the chest. One cannot expand the chest fully while inhaling. This is a medical condition characterized by paroxysmal wheezing respiration dyspnoea.

Signs And Symptoms

Recurrent episode of paroxysmal dyspnoea (difficulty in breathing).
The breathing is laboured, with a wheezing sound, mainly on expiration.
Asthma attacks often occur in the early hours of morning (when there is no immediate precipitating cause). During the attack patients often prefers to sit then lie down.
Homeopathy for Asthma-

When it comes to the treatment of Asthma, Homeopathy is much better at treating asthma. It is in stark contrast to allopathy, where inhalers and steroids are used to suppress inflammation. Homeopathic medicines do not aim at just reducing inflammation. They also intend to cure the basic cause of the recurrent inflammation. This way, not only the symptoms of asthma are treated but the incidence of asthmatic attacks is completely eliminated. With a couple of months of Homeopathic treatment, you will be able to live a disease-free and medicine-free life. It is worthwhile to mention here that all Homeopathic remedies are natural and do not contain any chemicals. That is why these purely natural homeopathic remedies do not have any side effects at all. Here is a list of the top homeopathic medicines for asthma, along with the symptoms when they are used-

Ipecac: Ipecac is used in treating asthma, where the patient experiences symptoms like heaviness and tension around the chest area. Sudden wheezing, suffocation is experienced followed by other symptoms like motions, vomiting and gagging. Cough remains constant, and the chest gets filled up with phlegm. Cold and perspiration is also likely to be experienced. A patient may feel as if a lump is present in the chest. Increased salivation is also indicated.

Arsenicum: Arsenicum is an efficient homeopathic medicine, which treats asthma attacks, which take place after midnight. The patient is anxious, restless, and cannot sleep because of the fear of being suffocated. In such cases, the patient dozes off a bit, and wakes up with great burning sensation and sore feeling in the chest. Arsenicum is prescribed during chronic stages of asthma, usually in elderly people.

Nux Vomica: Nux Vomica is used when asthma attacks occur due to gastric disorders and during simple spasmodic asthmas. People who consume an excess of caffeine or alcohol are more likely to experience such attacks. A constricting feeling in the lower chest region may be experienced. These attacks commonly occur during the morning.

Kali Bichromicum: This homeopathic medicine is used is asthmatic patients where the asthma attacks occur because of potashes. The attacks generally occur between three to four a.m. in the morning. The patient gets compelled to rise from sleep and sit up in order to breathe. A stringy yellow mucus may be produced, and the patient feels a lack of air in his chest.

Natrum Sulphuricum: This is another effective medicine for treating asthma. The symptoms of asthma treated with this medicine get worse in damp weather. Most asthma attacks occur with a rattling sensation being felt in the chest. Bowel movement may become loose after this type of asthma attack. Alcohol and aerated drinks make the symptoms even worse. Such attacks are common in the morning with the production of a green mucus.

Homeopathy has no side effects and treats the underlying cause of asthma. You should consult a homeopathic practitioner before starting homeopathic treatment for asthma.
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Loose Motion: 4 Natural Ways to Cure it!

MBBS, AFIH, PGDMLS, MD-HRM, MD-HM
General Physician, Gurgaon
Loose Motion: 4 Natural Ways to Cure it!
Loose motion, commonly known as diarrhea refers to a state where the affected person suffers from frequent passage of loose, watery or unformed stool. It may lead to exhaustion and dehydration as with frequent passage of stool the body loses water and essential minerals. Here are some natural remedies which are capable of relieving you from loose motion effectively.

1. Lemon

Lemon juice has anti-inflammatory properties that assist in cleansing of the stomach. After extraction of the lemon juice it should be mixed with a tablespoon of sugar and salt. This solution should be consumed every one hour until you feel that all the toxins from your bowels have been flushed out.

2. Fenugreek seeds

Fenugreek or methi seeds have antibacterial and antifungal properties. You need to mix one to two tablespoon powder of dried up fenugreek seeds in a glass of water and have it in an empty stomach in the morning for three to four days. It may taste bitter might but it's bound to completely relieve you from loose motion.

3. Buttermilk

Butter milk not only works wonders for soothing your stomach but also assists the process of digestion. The acid content in buttermilk fights the bacteria and germs in your digestive system. Adding a pinch of turmeric powder or cumin powder or black pepper powder to your buttermilk increases its efficiency to cure loose motion.

4. Adequate rest

If you are suffering from several bouts of loose motion it is bound to cause weakness and dehydration as the body is drained of essential minerals and water. It is advisable that you take complete best rest for two to three days to recover from this fatigue completely. Using heat bags on your stomach can relieve you of cramps and pains. During this period you should abstain from rich and oily foods.
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Can Severe Gas be a Sign of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Mahabubnagar
Can Severe Gas be a Sign of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder, which generally affects the colon (large intestine). It usually shows symptoms like abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, diarrhea, gas and constipation. IBS is a long-term condition. It can result in sudden mood swings, depression and thus holds you back from living your life to the fullest. IBS can be controlled by managing lifestyle, stress and managing your diet. Medication and counseling could also be required to manage IBS.

Symptoms of IBS:

Immense cramping and pain.
A feeling that your belly is bloated all the time
Severe gas
Alternating and sudden bouts of constipation and diarrhea.
Presence of mucus in the feces.
Whenever you experience such kind of symptoms, it is always advisable that you must consult a doctor, so that it doesn't lead to a serious condition.

When should you consult a doctor for IBS?
IBS is not a chronic disorder and can be controlled by home remedies. It may also require medical treatment if the symptoms become acute and persist for too long. If you experience certain symptoms like rectal bleeding, weight loss and heavy abdominal pain that might increase at night, you may be at a risk for colon cancer. If such symptoms persist, you should visit a doctor as soon as possible.

Causes of IBS:

Foods: Most people are susceptible to IBS if they consume foods like spices, fats, fruits, cabbage, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, carbonated beverage, milk or alcohol. These foods irritate the lining of the stomach and trigger IBS. However, the trigger may vary from person to person.
Stress: Signs and symptoms of IBS can also increase if you are very stressed out. Stress makes your muscles too worked up and this may result in IBS. However, you should know that stress aggravates or triggers the symptoms but doesn t cause IBS.
Hormones: Women are more likely to develop IBS. Fluctuations in the hormonal cycle can trigger IBS. This usually occurs around or during menstruation.
Other illnesses: Sometimes illness such as gastroenteritis (infectious diarrhea) or bacterial overgrowth in the intestines can trigger symptoms of IBS.
Age: You will be more likely to develop IBS if you are 45 years of age or above.
Hereditary: People having a family history of IBS are more susceptible to develop IBS.
Mental problems: Depression, personality disorder, anxiety and a history of sexual abuse can also trigger symptoms of IBS.
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I'm getting frequent bowel movement and have to go to the toilet 4 to 5 times a day for the past two weeks. The stool is a little watery Please advise an OTC medication and the course.

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicines and Surgery(BAMS), Post Graduation Diploma in Emergency Medicines And Services(PGDEMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I'm getting frequent bowel movement and have to go to the toilet 4 to 5 times a day for the past two weeks. The stool...
Hello take grahini gajendra ras with water twice a day. Take chitrakadi vati 1-1 twice a day. Avoid junk food. Spicy food. And fermented food. Take fresh buttermilk empty stomach in morning.
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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - What is the Best Way to Treat it?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Yamunanagar
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - What is the Best Way to Treat it?
In medical terms, the pelvic floor refers to a group of muscles in the pelvic area. These muscles provide support to the organs in the pelvic region, including the bladder, uterus (women), prostate (men), and rectum.

What is pelvic floor dysfunction?
This is a medical condition that is used to refer to a situation when you are unable to control the functioning of the pelvic floor. It means you fail to control the bowel movement. People suffering from pelvic floor dysfunction use these muscles to contract rather than to relax. It is for this reason that they cannot have a bowel movement. They often have an incomplete one.

What causes pelvic floor dysfunction?
In most of the cases, the exact reason behind this dysfunction is unknown. It is often believed that this condition is caused due to traumatic injuries to the pelvic area. This can happen after an accident and due to complications aroused after vaginal childbirth.

What are the symptoms?
There are several symptoms that are linked to this medical condition. You must visit your doctor if you come across the following signs:

The feel of having several bowel movements within a short period of time.
If you feel that you cannot complete a bowel movement.
When there is constipation pain linked with bowel movements.
A frequent urge to urinate.
Painful urination.
Pain in lower back.
Continuous pain in pelvic region, genitals, or rectum.
Pain during intercourse in women
How is pelvic floor dysfunction diagnosed?
It may be diagnosed through a physical examination by the doctor. You will ask several questions to know the case history and find out the cause. You may also be asked to take pelvic muscle control test by placing surface electrodes on the perineum or sacrum. A small device called a perineometer is also used for the same.

What are the best ways for treating pelvic floor dysfunction?
It can be treated without surgery. There are several techniques. Some of these are as follows:

Biofeedback: It is done with the help of a physical therapist.He uses special sensors to watch and monitor the muscles.
Medication: A low-dose muscle relaxant is prescribed to treat the same.
Relaxation techniques: Your therapist may ask you to take up techniques for relaxation such as warm baths, yoga, and exercises.
Surgery: If your physician finds out that the dysfunction is caused by a rectal prolapse or rectocele, he or she will take up surgery.
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction results in Urinary Dysfunction. Urinary incontinence is the unintentional passing of urine. It's a common problem thought to affect millions of people. There are several types of urinary incontinence, including:

Stress Incontinence when urine leaks out at times when your bladder is under pressure; for example, when you cough or laugh
Urge Incontinence when urine leaks as you feel a sudden, intense urge to pass urine, or soon afterwards
Overflow Incontinence (chronic urinary retention) when you're unable to fully empty your bladder, which causes frequent leaking
Total Incontinence when your bladder can't store any urine at all, which causes you to pass urine constantly or have frequent leaking
It's also possible to have a mixture of both stress and urge urinary incontinence.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition in which structures such as the uterus, rectum, bladder, urethra, small bowel, or the vagina itself may begin to prolapse, or fall, out of their normal positions. Without medical treatment or surgery, these structures may eventually fall farther into the vagina or even through the vaginal opening if their supports weaken enough.
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My thyroid test results are: T3- 2.91 normal values (2.30-4.20) T4- 1.21 (0.89-1.76) TSH- 5.855 (0.550-4.780) ANTI-TPO- 1040 (<60) My test results indicate hypothyroidism but I have contradictory symptoms such as I am losing weight gradually, I have a fast metabolism and frequent bowel movements and also increased heart rate (around 80 BPM). So what is it can you suggest.

BHMS, MBA (Healthcare)
Homeopath, Hubli-Dharwad
My thyroid test results are: T3- 2.91 normal values (2.30-4.20)
T4- 1.21 (0.89-1.76)
TSH- 5.855 (0.550-4.780)
ANTI-TP...
you had done all the hard work to find out the disease but not visited any of the consultant for your problem and now your are asking in this pannel. Anyhow in thyroid T3,T4 and TSH varies a lot and cannot remain same in all stage and as per symptoms and signs narrated by you it appers that you are suffering from Hyperthyroidsm for which our Homeopathy has exceaalnt remedies to help but after taking your detailed case analysis.
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