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Acute Upper Respiratory Infection - What Are The Signs Of It?

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, FNB-Critical Care, Europeon Diploma In Adult Respiratory Medicine, Europeon Diploma In Intensive Care, Fellow
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection - What Are The Signs Of It?
Upper respiratory infection (URI) is a condition, which involves illness, mainly caused by critical infection in the upper respiratory tract. This region includes the pharynx, larynx, nose and sinus. This infection causes diseases, such as tonsillitis (tonsils get inflamed), pharyngitis (causes sore throat) sinusitis (nasal passage becomes inflamed), laryngitis (voice box in your throat gets inflamed) and common cold.

Causes of upper respiratory infection (URI):

Both virus and bacteria cause upper respiratory infection (URI). The most common form of virus causing this infection is known as 'rhinovirus.'
The immune system of young adults and children are often very vulnerable. Hence, they are more likely to develop upper respiratory tract infection.
URI is also contagious and airborne in nature. So if a person comes in contact with an infected person suffering from URI, he/she is likely to develop this infection.
Not washing hands before meals can also cause upper respiratory infection because the virus can be transferred easily to the mouth and can travel into your system.
If you have any lung problem or heart disease, you are more likely to be susceptible to upper respiratory infection.
Those who already have inflamed tonsils can trigger tonsillitis by drinking any cold or spicy beverage like ice-creams or cold milkshakes.
Exposure to some flu or cold can cause pharyngitis. It can also be caused by second hand smoking.
Birth defects or structural defects in the nasal cavity or nasal polyps can cause sinusitis. Sometimes the inside part of the nose may get swollen due to common cold and block your ducts. This is a common cause for sinusitis.
Symptoms of acute upper respiratory infection:

Congestion in the lungs or nasal area.
Whooping cough
Running nose due to common cold.
Feelings of fatigue and lethargy throughout the day.
Your body will start aching without engaging in any physical exercise.
You can also lose consciousness in severe respiratory tract infections.
Difficulty in breathing.
Oxygen levels in blood drop down drastically.
Sometimes in worse cases, acute upper respiratory tract infection (URI) can also cause respiratory failure, respiratory arrest and congestive heart failure. Therefore, it is necessary to book an appointment with a doctor as soon as you start experiencing the above symptoms.
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I had an infection before my periods which lasted for about 14 days and a day after my period ended I took an ipill. Bcoz of that after a week I had the withdrawal bleeding which lasted for about 7 days and had infection again during it. And then after a week, today I am bleeding again and its not spotting, Its like my periods. It that something to worry about? Do I have some serious problem? I am 22 years old.

BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Sexologist, Hyderabad
I had an infection before my periods which lasted for about 14 days and a day after my period ended I took an ipill. ...
Avoid scented pads or toilet paper, creams, bubble bath, feminine sprays, and douches. Use water and a plain, unscented soap to regularly clean your external genital area. Always wipe from front to back after having a bowel movement.
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Seizures - Know How Homeopathy Can Help?

MD- Homoeopathy
Suffering seizures? Homeopathy can help!
It is undoubtedly a disturbing yet concerning experience to watch somebody have a seizure. One-off incidence may not be serious, but epileptic seizures need care; be assured, homeopathy can help!

Before you start reading the blog, please understand epilepsy is not a disease; it is a symptom of a brain disease. A single seizure does not mean epilepsy. It is just an indication of an investigation. A seizure is indeed an abnormal clinical event created by electrical discharges from the brain; however, epilepsy is defined as the tendency to have seizures.'

Significant numbers, especially for India

Approximately 50 lac people have epilepsy worldwide, and each year 24 lac people are diagnosed with epilepsy. Of these patients, 80% live in the low- and the middle-income countries. Four to 10 people per 1,000 suffer from epilepsy, but certain studies also estimate the incidence as high as between seven to 14 epilepsy patients per 100 persons in low-income countries. One-fifth or about 10 lacs of the global 50 lac epilepsy patients are in India.

I consult many epilepsy cases in my clinic, of which, the majority (60%) are pediatric cases within the age group of two to eight years. The most common type of epilepsy in the clinic is primary generalized epilepsy. Absent seizures account for the rest of the 40% epilepsy cases in the clinic.

Don't be afraid; your awareness helps the patients

I agree, for a common person witnessing or experiencing an epileptic seizure may be scary or traumatic mentally and sometimes physically too. However, we must understand that a seizure or even epilepsy is not the end of life. With early diagnosis and proper treatment, a patient can lead a normal, independent life. The lack of diagnosis and treatment is often due to the lack of awareness among the patients and the people around them, and also the social and cultural stigma attached to seizures. Depending upon the type of epilepsy, the signs and symptoms may include temporary unconsciousness, confusion, involuntary jerking movements of arms or legs, and sometimes fear and anxiety too.

Many other health conditions may be confused with epilepsy, for example, it may be wrongly diagnosed as a psychological disease and referred to a psychiatrist, or may be diagnosed merely as a fainting spell. Especially among females, the chances of wrong diagnoses of seizures from hysteria and attention-seeking behavior to even wholly ignoring the symptoms.

Care is essential, not the cover-up or wrong treatment

Epileptic seizures can lead to further complications and emergencies. A sudden fall to the ground during the seizure can lead to minor or major injuries to the patients. An epileptic patient needs to be cleared by the doctor to be able to drive and ride a vehicle; these patients have an unusually high risk of vehicular accidents. These patients need to take regular treatment to avoid seizure incidences that may put their or the lives of the people around them at risk. For example, the patient with epilepsy has a far higher risk of drowning in water, if not supervised or if the help is not quickly available. Status epilepticus is a medical emergency where the patient suffers longer seizures lasting as long as over 30 minutes or has two seizures without gaining full consciousness in between them. In severe cases, epilepsy may cause the death of the patient.

Diagnosis needs advanced investigations

The diagnosis of the causes behind epilepsies requires a thorough neurological examination. The investigations may include the seemingly complicated and expensive, perhaps not easily accessible, imaging technologies. EEG (electroencephalogram) plays a crucial role in the accurate diagnosis of epilepsy. To further investigate and rule out the other causes such as infections and tumors or cysts, specific blood tests and CT (computed tomography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) may be advised by the physicians.

Homeopathy helps with patient-centric approach

A homeopathic physician will carefully access and analyze a patient's case history, as with any other patient. I suggest my patients that meticulously maintaining a seizure diary helps to describe the exact nature of patient symptoms to the physician. Such minutely detailed information helps in prescribing the most accurate and the most effective homeopathic treatment for the patient. It is a good idea to visit the homeopathic physician with a person who is around the patient so the physician can appraise the patient s exact condition to the people close the patient.

A 22-year-old young lady described her case to me she suffered regular seizures since her first period. The episodes occurred before her menses, sometimes leading to her collapse. The twitching of face and extremities was a regular feature. During the six months of the treatment she responded well; however, she soon discontinued the treatment as she got married. She hid condition from her husband and the in-laws. During the two-year lapse of the treatment, her condition aggravated, when she returned to my clinic. She was counseled about the importance of regular medication, and her family was apprised of her condition. They were very supportive, so she continued the treatment. She is leading a normal, symptom-free life with regular homeopathic treatment.

Another success story from my clinic is of a 4-year-old boy. A diagnosed case of partial epilepsy, he developed twitching and jerking movements in his left arm. His seizures would start as soon as he would wake up in the morning with a frequency of about two days. The child was very fearful and timid due to his condition. Considering his medical history, including tonsillitis, he was prescribed a homeopathic medicine for 15 days; his seizure-frequency lowered to once a week. With regular examination at the clinic and treatment compliance for a year, his EEG was completely normal, and the boy lived symptom-free. The child has been assessed once a year since and has grown-up to be a good sportsperson, leading a normal and worry-free life as any young man.

These representative and many more cases in my clinic underline two things: the lack of awareness and social stigma delay the diagnosis and the treatment for the patients, losing many months and years and increasing complications due to epilepsy; and a timely and quality homeopathic treatment can help you lead a fulfilling life even with epilepsy or help you cure the condition completely.

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Ischemic Colitis - In Depth Of It!

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Ischemic Colitis - In Depth Of It!
What is Ischemic colitis?

Ischemic colitis is a disorder that develops when there is a temporary loss of, or reduction in, blood flow to the colon.

Symptoms of Ischemic colitis-

Nausea and Vomiting
Abdominal pain or cramps
blood in your stool
A feeling of urgency to move your bowels
Causes of Ischemic colitis-

Buildup of fatty deposits (atherosclerosis) in the blood vessels
Inflammation of the blood vessels
Radiation treatment to the abdomen
Colon cancer
Elevated sugar (glucose) levels in the blood (diabetes)
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
Estrogen replacement medications
Blood pressure lowering drugs
Certain antipsychotic drugs
Risk factors of Ischemic colitis-

Older adults
Heart failure
Low blood pressure
Tobacco use
Elevated cholesterol levels
Complications of Ischemic colitis-

Abdominal pain and blockage
Hole (perforation) in your intestine or persistent bleeding
Diagnosis of Ischemic colitis
Diagnosis of Ischemic colitis involves the following tests:

Physical exam and medical history
Abdominal arteriogram
X-rays of the abdomen and pelvis
Ultrasound and CT scan
Blood tests
Stool sample
Precautions & Prevention of Ischemic colitis-

There is no prevention of ischemic colitis. You can do following to avoid complications:

Stop smoking
Take cholesterol-lowering medication
Control chronic illnesses, such as diabetes
Exercise regularly
Treatment of Ischemic colitis-

Homeopathic Treatment of Ischemic colitis
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Ischemic colitis
Psychotherapy Treatment of Ischemic colitis
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Ischemic colitis
Surgical Treatment of Ischemic colitis
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Ischemic colitis
Other Treatment of Ischemic colitis
Homeopathic Treatment of Ischemic Colitis-

Homeopathy pain vomiting diarrhea and improves circulation. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines that can be used for treatment of ischemic colitis are:

Carb S
Merc C
Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Ischemic Colitis-

cupuncture relieves by improving the physiological function of the organs and organ system. In acupuncture therapist will first diagnose the case on the basis of energy system or chi blockage as well as on the basis of status of five elements. On this basis certain disease specific acupoints are selected and stimulated.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Ischemic colitis-

You may need hospitalization to provide fluids and nutrients through your veins (intravenously), if you re dehydrated. Antibiotics are used to prevent infections from developing.

Surgical Treatment of Ischemic colitis-

Surgery is needed for ischemic colitis if your condition is associated with:
Abdominal tenderness and fever that are severe and persistent
A hole (perforation) in your colon.
Gangrene and blood infection (sepsis).
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Ischemic colitis-

Avoid fried foods and packaged baked goods
Choose heart-healthy fats such as omega-three fatty acids from seafood
Reduce your intake of saturated fat
Drinking enough fluid to stay hydrated
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E. Coli Infection - Symptoms, Causes And Treatment!

MD - Bio-Chemistry, MF Homeo (London), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
E. Coli Infection - Symptoms, Causes And Treatment!
E. Coli infection: symptoms, causes, and treatment

Escherichia coli (e. Coli) is a bacterium commonly found in the gut of warm-blooded organisms.
Most strains of e. Coli are not harmful but are part of the healthful bacterial flora in the human gut. However, some types can cause illness in humans, including diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, and sometimes vomiting.
Colio157: h7 is one of the strains and produces a toxin known as Shiga. It is one of the most powerful toxins, and it can cause an intestinal infection.
Some 265, 000 Shiga toxin-producing e. Coli (stec) infections occur each year in the united states (u. S.). Around 36 percent of these are probably caused by e. Coli o157: h7. When a foodborne outbreak occurs, it usually involves a Shiga toxin-producing e. Coli.
Most people recover within 6 to 8 days, but it can be life-threatening in infants and people with a weakened immune system.
Some other types of e. Coli infection can lead to urinary tract infections, respiratory illness, pneumonia, and other illnesses like meningitis.

Fast facts on E. Coli-

Here are some key points about e. Coli. More information is in the main article.
E. Coli refers to a wide range of bacteria that can cause various diseases, including pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and diarrhea. Most strains of e. Coli are harmless to humans. Some strains of e. Coli infection can include nausea, vomiting, and fever. In susceptible individuals, certain types of e. Coli infection can lead to kidney failure following hygiene rules helps prevent its spread


Coli infects the intestine and causes symptoms that range from non-presenting to severe.
Symptoms of infection with e. Coli 0157 typically appear 3 to 4 days after being exposed to the bacteria. However, symptoms may appear as early as 24 hours or as late as 1-week l

These can include:

Abdominal pain or severe abdominal cramping, often starting suddenly watery diarrhea, beginning a few hours after the pain begins bright red bloody stools around a day later, resulting from the toxin s damage to the intestinesnausea and, in some cases, vomiting in some cases, fever, usually below 101 degrees fahrenheitfatigue, resulting from dehydration and the loss of fluids and electrolytes
Some people have no noticeable symptoms, but they can spread the infection to others.


There is no cure for e. Coli o157: h7. It has to resolve itself. Antibiotics are not advised. They may increase the risk of hus.
Patients should get plenty of rest and drink a lot of water to prevent dehydration.
Over-the-counter (otc) medications for diarrhea are not recommended, as they can slow down the digestive system, undermining the body s ability to eliminate the toxins efficiently.
Urine infection
Coli bacteria are common cause of urine infections, for example, cystitis. The exit of the urinary tract is near the anus, and so the bacteria can spread from the gi tract to the urinary tract.
Wiping from front to back can help reduce the risk.


Most strains of e. Coli are harmless, but some produce a toxin that makes humans sick.
The group of e. Coli that includes 0157: h7 produces a potent toxin called Shiga. This toxin can harm the lining of the small intestine.

Humans can become infected by:

Swallowing contaminated water: tap water in us is treated and contains chlorine, but some e. Coli outbreaks have been caused by contaminated municipal water supplies.
Private wells can be a source of infection, as can some lakes and swimming pools.
Travelers to places where water may be untreated should be careful when drinking water, using ice or eating vegetables washed in the water of uncertain origin.
Swallowing contaminated food: possible sources include undercooked ground beef, unpasteurized milk, juice, cider, or cheese, alfalfa sprouts or raw vegetables.
Infected people who work in restaurants and do not wash their hands properly after going to the toilet can spread the infection to customers and other members of staff.
Person-to-person contact: good hand hygiene is important in stopping the spread of infection.
Contact with animals: bacteria can spread in farms, petting zoos, and fairs.

Risk factors-

Some people who are more likely to be affected by e. Coli related illness.
People with a weakened immune system are more prone to complications. This includes patients with aids, those taking immunosuppressive medications, and people receiving chemotherapy.
Patients with decreased stomach acid, either due to stomach surgery or medicines that lower stomach acid, have a higher risk of infection.
Young children and older people have a higher risk of developing serious illness and complications.


Most people make a full recovery within a week.
However, around 10 percent of people are at risk of developing hemolytic uremic syndrome (hus). These are mostly young children and older people.
Hus is characterized by hemolysis or a breakup of red blood cells. This can cause anemia, a low platelet count, and kidney failure.
Platelets, the blood cells responsible for blood clotting, clump together within the small blood vessels of the kidneys, resulting in reduced blood flow, or ischemia.
This can eventually lead to kidney failure. Decreased platelets increase the risk of bleeding problems.
Patients with these clots can also develop central nervous system (CNS) problems that affect the brain and spinal cord.
This can lead to seizures, paralysis, brain swelling, and coma. It is fatal in 3 to 5 percent of cases.
Acute kidney failure among infants and young children is usually caused by hus.
Hus usually starts about 5 to 8 days after the onset of diarrhea. It is a medical emergency and requires hospital treatment.


Drinking plenty of water to avoid dehydration is crucial during an e. Coli infection
The doctor will identify the signs, ask about symptoms, and send a stool sample to a lab for analysis.
The sample must be taken within 48 hours after bloody diarrhea starts.

Some tips can help prevent infection with e. Coli and other pathogens.
These include:

Cooking meat well especially ground meant drinking pasteurized milk, apple juice, and cider, rather than unpasteurized washing vegetables, especially leafy green ones ensuring that cutlery and crockery are thoroughly washed with warm, soapy water storing meat and non-meat foods separately, and using separate cutting boards following good hand-hygiene practices
Good hand hygiene involves washing hands thoroughly with warm water and soap regularly, and especially after using the bathroom, after changing diapers, before and after preparing foods, and after touching animals.

Chronic Gastritis - Ways To Get Rid Of It!

DM - Gastroenterology, MD - General Medicine, DNB (Medical), MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Delhi
Chronic Gastritis - Ways To Get Rid Of It!
When you have pain in the stomach that is accompanied by nausea and vomiting, chances of you having chronic gastritis are high. This is an issue that specifically affects the stomach and is caused because the lining of the stomach gets inflamed and swollen and in some cases it may get damaged. The deterioration of the lining may be caused because of a bacterial infection and that would have to be treated with specialised medicines and treatment methods. During that time you may feel like there is something wrong with your digestive system and you may need to consult a doctor for the constant pain that you have to go through as soon as you eat something.

Getting help
There may be times when you can no longer cope with the pain that may be occurring in your stomach. You may want to go to sleep or just sit still and do nothing; however, you cannot spend your entire life in that manner and you may have to consult an expert to get relief from the problem. One of the first steps in coping with chronic gastritis is to make sure that you make important lifestyle changes, such as eating healthy, choosing the right timings for eating, cutting down on alcohol and smoking and making sure that you choose a well-qualified and experienced doctor for getting the treatment.

Apart from lifestyle changes, it is highly essential to follow a medication routine in order to beat the chronic gastritis completely. Doctors may suggest you take the medication according to the severity of the problem, but before that, you may be asked to go through a number of tests to confirm the problem. The tests may range from regular blood tests, stool tests, to endoscopy or even biopsy in some severe cases. After the testes are done, the doctors may be further sure about the the problem and that would be of great help in treating the issue with much more ease and expertise.

While it may be obvious to you that you suffer from chronic gastritis due to the constant pain in the stomach, it is also important to understand that the problem should not be taken lightly and that the right steps of the treatment should be taken in time before the problem gets worse.
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What Is Gilbert s syndrome?

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
What Is Gilbert s syndrome?
What is Gilbert s syndrome?

Gilbert s syndrome is a common, mild liver condition in which the liver doesn t properly process a substance called bilirubin. Gilbert s syndrome is also known as constitutional hepatic dysfunction and familial nonhemolytic jaundice.

Symptoms of Gilbert s Syndrome-

Yellow skin
Yellow eyes
Aggravating factors of Gilbert s syndrome
Illness, such as a cold or the flu
Strenuous exercise
Lack of sleep
Eating a very low-calorie diet
Causes of Gilbert s syndrome-

Gilbert s syndrome is caused by an abnormal gene that you inherit from your parents. With an ineffective gene, excess amounts of bilirubin build up in your blood.

Risk factors of Gilbert s syndrome-

If both of your parents carry the abnormal gene

Complications of Gilbert s syndrome-


Diagnosis of Gilbert s syndrome-

Diagnosis of Gilbert s syndrome involves the following tests:

Bilirubin test
Complete blood count
Liver function tests
Treatment of Gilbert s syndrome-

Homeopathic Treatment of Gilbert s syndrome
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Gilbert s syndrome
Psychotherapy Treatment of Gilbert s syndrome
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Gilbert s syndrome
Surgical Treatment of Gilbert s syndrome
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Gilbert s syndrome
Other Treatment of Gilbert s syndrome
Homeopathic Treatment of Gilbert s syndrome-

Homeopathic Treatment of Gilbert s syndrome decreases the abdominal pain, fatigue and patient s physical reaction to stress. It helps to control the bilirubin levels. It improves the immunity of the patient and makes him less susceptible to infections. Some of the homeopathic medicines for treatment of Gilbert s Syndrome are:

Crot h
Nat s
Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Gilbert s syndrome-

Acupuncture relieves by improving the physiological function of the organs and organ system. In acupuncture therapist will first diagnose the case on the basis of energy system or chi blockage as well as on the basis of status of five elements. On this basis certain disease specific acupoints are selected and stimulated.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Gilbert s syndrome-

Eat diet full of fruits and vegetables
Avoid extremely low-calorie diets
Avoid fasting or skipping meals

Fissure - Overview Of It!

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Fissure - Overview Of It!
What is Fissure?

An anal fissure is a small tear or cut in the skin lining the anus which can cause pain and/or bleeding. The symptoms of an anal fissure are extreme pain during defecation and red blood streaking the stool. Patients may try to avoid defecation because of the pain.

Symptoms of Fissure-

Pain while passing stools
Blood marked stool
Itching, swelling and irritation around the anus
A visible split or cut in the skin around the anus
Causes of Fissure-

Extreme constipation
Hard dry stool
Diarrhea or Cancer
Chronic use of laxatives
Anus injury
Drug induced
Multiple pregnancies
Risk factors of Fissure
Older Adults
Crohn s disease
Sexually transmitted diseases
Complications of Fissure-

Anorectal fistula
Anal Itching
Crohns diseases
Anal abscess
Diagnosis of Fissure-

Fissures are diagnosed by simple rectal examination. Additional testing may be advised if other medical problems such as inflammatory bowel disease or infections are considered as a cause.

Precautions & Precautions & Prevention of Fissure-

Sitz baths or warm water bath
Cleansing more gently
Avoid sports, such as fast walking and jogging
Avoid using toilet papers.
Avoid Smoking, drinking alcohol and coffee
Follow regular bowel habits
Treat diarrhea or constipation immediately
Maintain the anus clean and hygiene
Treatment of Fissure-

Homeopathic Treatment of Fissure
Acupuncture Treatment of Fissure
Psychotherapy Treatment of Fissure
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Fissure
Surgical Treatment of Fissure
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Fissure
Other Treatment of Fissure

Treatment of Fissure-

Homeopathic Treatment of Fissure-

Homeopathy has many medicines to relieve the uneasiness of Fissure. Homeopathic medicines are basically aimed at improving or increasing the healing process of the fissures. Following are some homeopathic remedies for fissure :-

Tarentula hispanica
Nitric acid
Acupuncture Treatment of Fissure-

During the acupuncture treatment, patients were not allowed to eat sharp and spicy food and also suggested to increase their use of high fiber foods. Acupuncture treatment is very helpful and successful for Fissure diseases.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Fissure-

Psychotherapy can improve the therapeutic possibilities of drugs, diet and surgery. Behavior therapy and psychotherapy may also prove helpful in the treatment of constipation which in turn reduces fissure. Hypnotherapy can be used to quickly relieve stress and other negative emotions.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Fissure-

Allopathic remedy is used for the treatment of fissure or chronic anal fissure. Allopathic remedies reduce anal sphincter pressure, muscle weakness and improves anodermal blood flow which allows the fissure to heal.

Surgical Treatment of Fissure-

Surgical procedure consists of a minor surgical operation to cut in anal muscle. This helps the fissure to heal by preventing pain and spasm. The purpose to cut this muscle, mainly control the bowel movements. The procedure of choice is called lateral sphincterotomy

Dietary & Herbal & Herbal Treatment of Fissure-

Take plenty of water and fruit juices
Eat easily digestible food
Eat more vegetables
Eating a high-fiber diet.
Avoid hard foods(i.e. nuts, popcorn and chips)
Avoid to eat non-veg and fatty diet
Other Treatment of Fissure-

Scratching at all costs. You could get sorer and infect the area.
Oily foods, spicy foods, junk foods and fast foods should be avoided.
Drinking alcohol, tea and coffee, and smoking should also be avoided.

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
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-

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
Veratrum Album
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Giardia infection-
Allopathic Treatment of Giardia infection involves the following medications:

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.

What Should You Know About Arthroscopic Surgeries?

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics, DNB - Orthopedics, Fellowship In Joint Replacement & Arthroscopy
Orthopedist, Mumbai
What Should You Know About Arthroscopic Surgeries?
Life is beautiful and exciting, but any impaired movement can take our routine for a toss. Especially, with conditions such as arthritis, it gets tougher. But there are numerous modern-day procedures available to treat such issues, and one such method is the Arthroscopic surgery. It is performed on the joints to diagnose and treat the joint problems and abnormalities.

In this surgical procedure, small incisions of around inches are made to several parts of a joint area for inserting an Arthroscope which is attached to a small television camera, and it lets the surgeons have a closer look at the interiors of the joints. Whether it's finding out the cause of a joint abnormality or visualizing the issue for treating or repairing it, arthroscopic surgeries can take care of both. Let's take a closer look at some of the most common queries regarding arthroscopic surgeries.

Why are arthroscopy surgeries performed?

When it comes to diagnosing as well treating inflammatory, non-inflammatory and different types of infectious arthritis and injuries in the joints, orthopedics usually recommends arthroscopic surgeries. From treating tears or dislocations in the joints of the shoulder, knee, wrists to issues caused by arthritis, and treating cartilage damages such as in the ankles or elbow, arthroscopic surgeries are performed for a wide variety of reasons.

How long it takes to recover completely?

As the effect of the sedatives and anesthesia, patients tend to feel dizzy and sleepy right after the surgeries. Even, sometimes mild pain can be experienced too which usually goes away in a few days with the help of right medications. The surgical incisions, being tiny, also tend to heal within a few days after the surgeries with proper care. Usually, the patients are likely to resume their daily activity, except the stressful ones, within a few weeks. However, depending on the severity of the joint condition and the condition of the patient, the recovery time can vary.

Are there any risks involved in these surgeries?

Potential complications of any kind are not common in arthroscopic surgeries. However, sometimes, patients may feel pain slight pain in the joint or joint stiffness, severe swelling, and even redness or numbness. Joint infection and bleeding into the joint are two other complications that are also very rare.

Remember, though it is mostly an outpatient procedure, still, a spinal, regional, local, or general anesthesia is required depending on the condition of the patient. These surgeries tend to cause less tissue damage as well as less pain with smallest of cuts compared to other traditional surgical procedures. In case you are facing joint issues, consult with your orthopedic to know whether you are the right candidate for arthroscopic surgeries or not.
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