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Advent 600Mg Injection

Advent 600Mg Injection

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Amoxycillin, Clavulanic Acid
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

As a penicillin antibiotic, Advent 600Mg Injection treats bacterial infections. It interferes with the synthesis of cell wall in a bacteria and stops it from growing. It is used to treat infections of the lungs and airways, skin, middle ear, sinuses, and the urinary tract. It also treats conditions like tonsillitis, pneumonia, bronchitis and gonorrhoea. Advent 600Mg Injection when used with an antibiotic clarithromycin, it treats stomach ulcers.

You should not use amoxicillin if you are allergic to any penicillin based antibiotic. Amoxicillin can make birth control pills less effective so ask your doctor about using non hormonal birth control to prevent pregnancy during the treatment. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby as it may cause harm to the baby. To make sure amoxicillin is safe for you, inform your doctor if you have asthma, liver or kidney disease, mononucleosis, a history of diarrhoea caused by taking antibiotics; or food or drug allergies.

Other drugs may interact with amoxicillin, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

Common side effects may include stomach pain, vomiting, nausea, diarrhoea, headache, vaginal itching or discharge or swollen or black tongue. Call your doctor at once if you have the following after using this medicine:

  • diarrhoea, fever, cold or flu symptoms, cough, troubled breathing.
  • swollen glands, severe skin irritation and rashes or joint pain.
  • jaundice, confusion or weakness, dark coloured urine.
  • numbness, severe tingling, pain or muscle weakness.
  • easy bruising or unusual bleeding of nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum.

Take Advent 600Mg Injection exactly as prescribed by your doctor. They are available in liquid form, as chewable tablets and as extended-release tablets. Some forms of this medicine may be taken with or without food. Dosage is as per doctor?s prescription and it varies according to age, medical condition and how severe the condition is.

Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
Advent 600Mg Injection is used to treat infections in the middle ear caused by Streptococci and Staphylococci strains of bacteria.
Nose Infection
Advent 600Mg Injection is used in the treatment of infections in the nose and nasal chamber caused by Streptococci and Staphylococci strains of bacteria.
Throat Infection
Advent 600Mg Injection is used in the treatment of infections in the throat and airways leading to lungs namely Tonsillitis and Pharyngitis caused by Streptococci and Staphylococci strains of bacteria.
Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
Advent 600Mg Injection is used in the treatment of infections in the airways leading to the lungs. The infection can be Pneumonia, acute bronchitis or others caused by Streptococci and Staphylococci strains of bacteria.
Skin Infection
Advent 600Mg Injection is used in the treatment of infections of skin and skin structure caused by Streptococci and Staphylococci strains of bacteria.
Urinary Tract Infection
Advent 600Mg Injection is used in the treatment of infections of urinary tube, bladder (Cystitis) and kidneys (Pyelonephritis).
Gonorrhea and associated infections
Advent 600Mg Injection is used in the treatment of Gonorrhea and associated infections in the urinary tube and the region around the reproductive organs in both male and female.
Typhoid fever
Advent 600Mg Injection is used in the treatment of typhoid and paratyphoid fever.
Stomach Ulcers
Advent 600Mg Injection is used in the treatment of stomach ulcers caused by Helicobactor pylori. It is normally used in combination with other medicines.
Dental Abcess
Advent 600Mg Injection is used in the treatment of infection of gums that result in formation of pus around the roots of the tooth.
Endocarditis
Advent 600Mg Injection is used in the prevention of a condition where the inner walls of the heart gets swollen.
Allergy
Advent 600Mg Injection is not recommended if a patient is highly allergic to amoxicillin or other antibiotics of Penicillins and Cephalosporins groups.
In addition to its intended effect, Advent 600Mg Injection may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Hypersensitivity Major Less Common
Advent 600Mg Injection can cause allergic reactions characterized by rashes on the skin, swelling of face, tongue or throat and difficulty in breathing
Diarrhea Major Less Common
Advent 600Mg Injection can cause loose stools along with or without the presence of blood.
Fever Major Less Common
Advent 600Mg Injection can cause fever along with flu like symptoms including swollen glands; difficulty in breathing; painful joints and difficulty in swallowing food.
Joint Pain Moderate Less Common
Advent 600Mg Injection can cause painful and swollen joints and bones causing discomfort especially in the lower back area.
Skin yellowing Moderate Less Common
Advent 600Mg Injection can cause jaundice like symptoms viz. yellow skin and eye, dark colored urine, fever, weakness and confusion.
Easy bruising and bleeding Moderate Less Common
Advent 600Mg Injection can cause anemia like effect resulting in unusual bleeding and formation of red patches under the skin.
Heavy menstrual bleeding Moderate Common
Advent 600Mg Injection can cause increased menstrual bleeding.
Tooth Discoloration Minor Less Common
Advent 600Mg Injection can cause yellowing of teeth especially in paediatric patients.
Nausea or vomiting Minor Common
Advent 600Mg Injection can cause nausea or vomiting and discomfort in the stomach (painful cramps, loss of appetite etc.)
Altered sense of taste Minor Rare
Advent 600Mg Injection can cause blackening of tongue and altered sense of taste i.e bad aftertaste or change in taste altogether.
Convulsions Major Rare
Advent 600Mg Injection can cause symptoms like agitation, lack of sleep, confusion and convulsions.
Duration of effect
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average of 1.5 to 2 hours after onset of action.
Onset of action
The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1-2 hours of administration.
Pregnancy warnings
This medicine is not known to cause any harm to the fetus. But the evidence is inadequate and it should be used only when necessary after consulting a doctor.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies have been reported.
Breast-feeding warnings
This medicine is safe to use during breastfeeding. Any incidence of rashes on skin or diarrhea in the infant should be reported. It is advised to consult a doctor before taking this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Advent 600Mg Injection, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Dr Reddy s Laboratories Ltd
Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
Apostle Remedies
Parenteral Drugs India Ltd
Calibar Pharmaceuticals
Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Vhb Life Sciences Inc
Maneesh Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Unimark Remedies Ltd
Medley Pharmaceuticals
Missed Dose instructions
The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
Overdose instructions
One should contact the doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of an overdosage include convulsions, change in behaviour or a severe skin rash.
India
United States
Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Mononucleosis Moderate
The condition should be reported to the doctor before taking Advent 600Mg Injection so that proper substitute can be prescribed.
Colitis Moderate
Advent 600Mg Injection should be discontinued if severe diarrhea occurs. Patients having a history of Colitis should be monitored closely.
Renal Diseases Moderate
Advent 600Mg Injection should be given after making adjustments in the dosage. The kidney function should be periodically monitored especially if the dosage is for a longer period of time. Suitable dose adjustments are to be made if a patient is on hemodialysis.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Urine Sugar Test Moderate
Usage of Advent 600Mg Injection should be reported prior to performing the test. The urine sugar test should be performed with different reagents in such cases.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Doxycycline Moderate
Usage of Advent 600Mg Injection with Doxycycline should be avoided and usage of other antibiotics should be reported to the doctor.
Methotrexate Major
Usage of Advent 600Mg Injection with Methotrexate or other chemotherapy medicines should be reported to the doctor. The levels of Methotrexate in the body along with symptoms of toxicity should be closely monitored while both these medicines are taken.
Warfarin Moderate
Usage of Advent 600Mg Injection with Warfarin should be reported to the doctor. The clotting time should be monitored promptly. Symptoms like increased bleeding, swelling, dizziness and weakness should be reported immediately.
Ethinyl Estradiol Moderate
Usage of Advent 600Mg Injection with Ethinyl Estradiol decreases the effectiveness of oral contraceptive pills, which might result in unplanned pregnancies.

Popular Questions & Answers

My skin is very dry and during the winters patches of dry scaly skin starts developing especially near the elbows and the upper legs. Last year too I suffered from this disease. Consulted a doc and took medications and it got better. But now again with the advent of winter it has started occurring again. Please suggest me what to do and what is this disease?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellowship in Infectious Diseases, Fellowship in HIV/AIDS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
My skin is very dry and during the winters patches of dry scaly skin starts developing especially near the elbows and...
If you haven't done so, consistently applying white petroleum jelly several times in a day helps keep the skin moist during winters.
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I am 25 years old female suffering from runny nose & constant sneezing 24*7 almost everyday accompanied by watery eyes. Watery discharge comes out of my nose almost all the time & If I touch my nose I start sneezing. It's very irritating to live with this condition 24*7.I am unable to concentrate on anything. I also had sinus problem beforehand & also has allergy from dust. I have been suffering from this problem since 4-5 weeks, precisely since the advent of monsoon. I think the monsoon is what triggers this problem in me. I had the similar problem last years during the monsoon. Please help me with this & suggest me some remedies for it.

MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Surat
I am 25 years old female suffering from runny nose & constant sneezing 24*7 almost everyday accompanied by watery eye...
Hello lybrate-user, I gone through your question. I want proper history regarding your diet habits, working schedule and sleep timings. But I suggest you some home remedies. Try with them, after apply them if you requires my help than consult through Lybrate. 1) Stop eating flour items, milk & milk products and Fruits of any type dry or fresh. 2) Take a Vapor from Boiled water with Ajwayan seeds. 3) Put 2 warm drops of Castor oil in both nostril on morning after bath and at night before sleep. 4) Take 25 gm Ajwayan Powder, 25 gm Saunth (Dry Ginger) Powder and 25 gm Haldi (Turmeric Powder) and mixed it properly. Take 1 Teaspoon morning empty stomach, Noon 1 hour before lunch and Evening 1 hour before dinner. I f this dose will suit you than increase dose up to 2 teaspoon gradually. Regards and Get well soon.

Please help me out. I had seizure 3.8 years ago and after it my treatment get started as CTSCAN was normal but there were focal bilateral temporal spikes noticed in EEG. I have completed the treatment of three years without any further seizure and till 3 years I was on same dosage of medication, on completion of treatment EEG was again performed and as per doctor there was bit improvement but still like Right focal temporal spikes noticed, Since I was seizure free so doctor asked to stop medication by decreasing the dosage gradually. In mid March I have stopped medication and I am seizure free till date. Since there is no guarantee in medical science but still I have few questions coz I am bit depressed and worried. 1.This seizure indicates I am suffering from epilepsy or it is possible that a person had one seizure only in life time and get cured after treatment? 2. precautions I have to take so seizure will not trigger again or any home remedies/supplements which I take to cure this?

MBBS, DNB, Fellowship in Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon, Kolkata
Epilepsy is an abnormal medical condition due to abnormal electrical discharge from the brain, which could be due to genetic defects, brain injury, brain infection, brain tumor etc. Recent study shows, patients with awareness, knowledge and attitude towards the disease had better health related quality of life. Do?s Do take your medicines at the prescribed times. Do make it known to your family members, friends and people who work with you that you are seizure-prone. Tell them what should be done in case you get an attack in their presence. This is nothing to be ashamed of as epilepsy is a medical condition just like high blood pressure. If your child has epilepsy, do inform the teacher and the school authorities about it. Do tell your child's teacher what to do if your child has a seizure. Do keep an accurate record of your seizures and their frequency. Preferably, maintain a seizure diary. Do ask your doctor about medicines for other conditions before taking them. Do follow a balanced diet. Do exercise regularly but avoid over-exertion. Do have good lighting in the room where you watch TV. TV picture flashes can trigger seizures. Good lighting can prevent such attacks. Do tell someone if you are going for a swim; swim only if your seizures are under control. Moreover, whenever possible, go swimming with a friend. Do talk to your doctor about the pros and cons of using contraceptive pills (medicines used by women to avoid unwanted pregnancy) along with your epilepsy medicines. Do wear protective headgear when cycling. Do tell your doctor about any ill effects that you experience. Do get a good night's sleep daily. Do make sure you have enough medicine so that you don't run short, even when you are travelling. Do check-in with your doctor regularly. Don?ts Don't stop your treatment unless your doctor tells you to. Don't consume caffeine or alcohol excessively. Don't take other medicines without checking with your doctor. Don't lock the bathroom/toilet door, if possible. Don't smoke. Don't give others your medicines and don't take anyone else's medicines. MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT EPILEPSY Is epilepsy a very rare disorder? No. Epilepsy is not a very rare disorder. Epilepsy affects 50 million people worldwide. In India, epilepsy has been identified as a public health problem. Epilepsy is a mental illness? It is not a mental illness but disorder of the brain. Are people with epilepsy violent or crazy? No. The belief that people with epilepsy are violent is an unfortunate image that is both wrong and destructive. People with epilepsy have no greater tendency toward severe irritability and aggressive behaviours than other people. However, once the attack is over, they return to normalcy and usually display normal behaviour in between attacks. Are children with epilepsy dull? Except for children who are born with obvious mental handicaps, children with epilepsy have normal intelligence and should be encouraged by parents and teachers to attend school and complete their education. Is epilepsy a curse or wrath of God? No. Epilepsy has nothing to do with curses, possession or other supernatural processes, such as punishment for past sins. Does epilepsy spread through touching or coughing? No, epilepsy does not spread through touching or coughing. Does the use of an onion, metal, etc. Help in terminating an ongoing epileptic attack? No. Some people think that an epileptic attack can be terminated by making the person smell onions or dirty shoes, or by placing a metal key in the person's hand. These are irrational beliefs. Are epilepsy medications ineffective? No. Epilepsy medicines are very essential for the control of epileptic attacks and should not be neglected. Is marriage a cure for epilepsy? No. Marriage is an important aspect of life but not a cure for epilepsy. Epilepsy is hereditary hence unfit to get married? Epilepsy is not a hereditary disorder, and the tendency of epilepsy being passed is only about 3 %, therefore no bar for marriage. Women suffering from epilepsy cannot have children? Epilepsy or anti-epileptic drugs cannot affect fertility, even during pregnancy, women can take their medicines under their doctor?s supervision. Is life of a person with epilepsy miserable? No. Life of a person with epilepsy can be very manageable and very similar to life of people without epilepsy provided you have a positive approach towards life. Is epilepsy a hindrance in leading a happy and successful life? No. People with epilepsy can live a happy and successful life. With the advent of newer medicines, availability of medical care and increased awareness of the condition, it has become possible for a person with epilepsy to lead a good life. There are many famous poets, writers and sportsmen with epilepsy who have excelled in their respective fields. Special Precautions in Children with Epilepsy Computerized and Lights Up to 5% of children with epilepsy have photosensitive epilepsy. Computers and TVs with a flat screen do not flicker and, so, are less likely to trigger seizures than screens that flicker. However, flashing lights/ flickering screen can act as trigger in photosensitive epilepsy patients. Exams and Tests For Children who are likely to have seizures in stressful situations or at certain times of the day, this may affect how they perform in exams or tests. Tiredness, memory or concentration problems may also affect exams or tests. Tiredness, memory or concentration problems may also affect exams. Physical Activities and Lessons Safety is important for all children, especially during physical activities and lessons, such as when studying science. Epilepsy does not need to stop a child from doing an activity as long as he or she is safe. During Swimming This must be allowed only in the presence of trusted lifeguards. It is essential that the swimming coach and the lifeguards fully understand a child?s epilepsy so they can quickly see if the child is having a seizure in the water.
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How can I prevent the to much underarms sweating at home. Please give me solutions of this issue.

PGD IN ULTRAASONOGRAPHY, Non invasive cardiology course, MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Narnaul
Underarm excessive sweating, also called axillary hyperhidrosis is an uncontrollable, annoying, embarrassing, and isolating problem (to say the least). From the discomfort of sweat running down your sides, to the embarrassment of obvious sweat stains, to the fear of being "discovered, uncontrollable underarm sweating can feel like it's ruining your life. But there is good news: Safe treatments for excessive sweating are available, the treatments work, and you have a number of options to choose from--or combine. The first line-of-defense against excessive underarm sweating are antiperspirants. Antiperspirants are non-invasive, topical (applied on top of your skin), and available in a number of different strengths including "regular" over-the-counter products, "clinical strength" over-the-counter products, and perhaps even prescription antiperspirants. Most physicians recommend that you start with the mildest formulations ("regular" over-the-counter products) and if they don't give enough symptom relief, work your way up to the stronger clinical strength formulations and then, perhaps prescription antiperspirants. The recent advent of clinical strength antiperspirants such as Certain Dri and Secret Clinical have been shown to provide the same level of sweat management as prescription products, but with much less irritation. We are glad to see these new, and greatly improved, formulations on the drugstore shelves and easily available to everyone. How you use antiperspirants is also incredibly important. Check out our information available about this, but the most important take-aways are: 1. Apply antiperspirants at night before bed and 2. Apply to totally dry skin to avoid irritation. A wonderful addition to the wardrobe of anyone with underarm sweating (excessive or not!) are absorbent undershirts, absorbent tee shirts, absorbent dress shirts, and absorbent underarm pads. You can nab a sweet coupon for them in our Fan Faves page. Another new and innovative addition to our treatment options, miraDry, is a completely different type of approach to eliminating axillary hyperhidrosis (underarm excessive sweating) and was cleared by the US FDA in January 2011. This is the first novel treatment option approved by the US governing body in nearly 7 years! As of April 2012, clinical data from two study sites affiliated with the University of British Columbia showed miraDry successful in reducing underarm sweat in over 90% of patients through the final study visit that was 12 months after treatment. The average sweat reduction was 82%. And, patients rated their satisfaction with the treatment at 90%. MiraDry has been developed by Miramar Labs of Sunnyvale, California. While miraDry is promising news for those who suffer with underarm sweating, it cannot be used to treat excessive sweating in any other area--yet. (we have high hopes!) Read the research findings, and understand the procedure for miraDry here. If antiperspirants don't give you the relief you need and miraDry is not in your budget, your next option may be Botox (also known as onabotulinumtoxinA). An experienced medical professional can inject Botox into your underarms to dramatically reduce sweating. In one clinical study involving 322 patients with severe underarm sweating, 81% of the patients receiving injections achieved more than 50% reduction in sweating. And, 50% of the patients had their excessive sweating relieved for at least 201 days (nearly 7 months). Some, for over a year! The use of miraDry and Botox for the treatment of hyperhidrosis is most effective when performed by a physician who has received special training and who has experience with the procedure. To find a physician in your area who is familiar with hyperhidrosis treatments, use our Physician Finder and search for those who have the notation 'IHHS-Educated' While nearly all people find that antiperspirants, Botox injections, miraDry or a combination of these hyperhidrosis treatments are enough to manage even the most severe case of excessive sweating in the underarms, there are those who seek a surgical approach to treat their axillary hyperhidrosis. Underarm surgery techniques include: excision, curettage, liposuction, and laser. During excision, sweat glands may be cut out. Similarly, during curettage they may be scraped out. During liposuction they may be removed by suction. Using lasers, tissue containing sweat glands is liquefied. Combinations of curettage and central excision, or of curettage and liposuction may be used, as well as combinations of liposuction and laser treatments. Dermatologists often have good results with these techniques. Each of these procedures can be done under local anesthesia (meaning that the patient is not completely "out") and in an office setting (as opposed to in a hospital setting). To learn more about these local surgical options for axillary (underarm) hyperhidrosis, click here. Please note that in most cases we do not recommend endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) for excessive underarm sweating. While ETS is perhaps the most commonly discussed, (as well as criticized) surgery for hyperhidrosis, there are other, far less risky, and far more predictable, options for people who suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms. We hope that you'll find the information on this site helpful as you search for the best way to manage your underarm sweating problem. For updates about new research, the latest treatments, free treatment clinics, and daily management tips, be sure to sign-up to our News Blog. We also have an extensive library of hyperhidrosis articles from peer-reviewed medical journals, so you can see where we get our facts and can share reliable medical data with your healthcare provider.

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5 Ayurvedic Tips to Lose Weight Quickly and Safely

Diploma in Hospital Administration, Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management (P.G.D.H.M), Diploma in Herbal Beauty Therapy & Cosmotology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mumbai
5 Ayurvedic Tips to Lose Weight Quickly and Safely

Weight loss is one of the most written subjects on the Internet! Whether we are talking about juice cleanses, super strict diets or crazy work out routines, all of us have googled or come across this as we are browsing through our newsfeeds. In our hectic work lives, where many of us yo-yo with weight, we constantly ponder – how can one lose weight while still managing to continue our daily lives. Because, we cannot give up our work, our routine and our lives just to lose weight.

Ayurveda is a science that believes in holistic healing through natural substances. It gives you some easy hacks that one can adopt on a daily basis that are both doable and effective. While it will help one lose weight, these techniques will also help reduce stress and make one feel better on an overall basis. Many of us are unaware but weight gain is very often caused just by stress. Here are some techniques accoding to Ayurvedic principles that can help with weight loss and in overall bodily wellbeing.

  1. Warm water with honey and a twist of lemon– The combination of lemon and honey dissolves the extra fats deposited in all areas of the body. It does not taste that bad too and is the best thing to have when one wakes up to detox the system!
  2. Just 10 minutes of your time– Maybe finding 10 minutes in the morning will be hard because of your busy schedule, but these 10 minutes could change your life. Meditation in these 10 minutes will give your body and mind relaxation, and will enable you to make better decisions during the entire day. This is a great stress reduction technique, as, according to Ayurveda stress is one of the main causes of gaining weight.
  3. Eat 3 proper meals– Easy to say, but probably the most difficult and also natural method to follow is this one. We have often heard people preach to us to eat well and on time, but we always end up eating a late lunch, maybe even a late dinner, some of us do not have any breakfast and finally end up eating snacks at any time of the day.  Having a good breakfast between 7:30am- 9am, a large lunch between 11am- 2pm and a light dinner between 5:30- 8pm will not only improve and stabilize digestion in your body, but also help you to avoid the junk food and snacks that are consumed during a hard day at work!
  4. Sip hot water throughout the day– Hot water is like a elixir according to the Vedic tradition. Ayurveda says toxins accumulate within the body from internal sources such as anger, anxiety, stress, and external sources such as pollution, unhealthy and processed food, and other foreign substances. Hot water helps to regularly eliminate these toxins, many of which would otherwise be stored in the body. For taste, you can add tulsi or ginger and make it your beverage into an herbal tea, which will also help you to refresh.
  5. Exercise as much as you can – Daily exercise is obviously high recommended but may not be as easy to implement. Still, keeping an active lifestyle on a daily basis is extremely important to maintain a balance of the body’s systems and also ensure a working digestive system. With the advent of fitness trackers, tracking one’s steps on a daily basis and then going to the gym, playing a sport or practicing yoga 3 times a week will help one significantly both to lose weight but also to ‘feel good’.

 

Having gone through the various methods above, at Dr. Vaidya’s: New Age Ayurveda, we have a natural, safe and FDA approved method for obesity and weight loss/ management known as LIPOHERB.  LIPOHERB is an Ayurvedic formulation of various herbs to reduce weight by controlling one’s appetite. 

The product’s mechanism is as below:

  • The combination of all ingredients stimulates the metabolism of the fat cells, which results in burning/dissolving of excessive body fat.
  • Ingredients such as Gurmar and Guggul slow down the absorption rate of food in the body, which will not make a person hungry quickly again.
  • Ingredients such as Gokhru acts as a diuretic which removes excessive water from the body.
  • Ingredients such as Amla and Behda regulate the digestive system, which will prevent excessive hunger in the body, and help keeps the digestive system clean.
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Laser Skin Resurfacing to Repair Summer Skin Damage!

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Laser Skin Resurfacing to Repair Summer Skin Damage!

Summer is a time when we like to step out in style. And style does not merely mean getting the latest pieces from the runway for your wardrobe. It also means having a well groomed appearance that is free of any signs of neglect. The skin is the first area that draws the attention of people and should be maintained well, especially during harsh summer months which are also filled with holidays and outings with near and dear ones. One way of taking care of your skin is with laser resurfacing. Let us find out more.

Definition: Laser resurfacing uses beams of lasers to reduce the appearance of fine lines on the facial skin. It is also a good method for treating skin irregularities that may come about due to the process of aging or the ravages of too much sun exposure as well as stressful lifestyles where late hours have become the norm. With the technique used in this process, pulsating beams of light are trained on the irregular portions of the facial skin so as to remove the skin, one layer at a time. This method is also known as lasabrasion or laser peeling.

Candidates: To find out if you are a good candidate for this kind of a procedure, you will need to take a good hard look at yourself. If you notice the advent of fine lines and wrinkles that are marring your features and making your skin look uneven even as the sagging is beginning to show up in some parts, then you may want to consider this treatment. You can also have a check up done at a dermatologist's office to ensure that you are a good candidate for this treatment. If you have acne or very dark hued skin, then you cannot qualify for this treatment. Also, this procedure cannot fix stretch marks.

Types of Lasers: There are two kinds of lasers that are used in this treatment. The first is carbon dioxide or CO2 lasers and the second is Erbium lasers. While CO2 lasers can deal with wrinkles, warts, and scars with short pulsed light concentrations, Erbium laser resurfacing can remove the surface level and deeper lines and wrinkles with minimal burning as far as the surrounding tissue goes. This is a good method in case you have darker skin and the side effects are very mild. The side effects of the Erbium laser resurfacing method consist of swelling and bruising while the recovery time is about two to three weeks.

So get ready to shine with sparkling skin that is not marred with any lines and scars, this Summer!

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What Causes Obesity?

MD- Ayurvedic Pathology
Ayurveda, Amritsar
What Causes Obesity?

Obesity doesn't happen overnight. It develops gradually over time, as a result of poor diet and lifestyle choices.

Obesity occurs when a person has too much fat stored in his/her body. This extra weight can come from body water, fat, bone and muscle. Obesity usually occurs when you consume more calories than you can burn. It is caused due to a variety of factors such as being physically inactive, eating foods containing a high fat content, overeating and genetic makeup. Obesity can have a lot of complications such as cancer, arthritis, stroke, heart diseases and diabetes.

How do people become obese?

  • Consuming too much calories: nowadays people are consuming more food than they did in the previous generations. Consuming too much unhealthy calories can make people obese which may lead to a lot of complications in the future.
  • Leading a sedentary and unhealthy lifestyle: with the growth of technology, people have become more inactive and are leading a more sedentary lifestyle as compared to their past generations. With the advent of shopping malls and grocery outlets people don’t have to walk miles for food. This also leads to an inactive lifestyle which later results in obesity.
  • Not getting enough sleep: according to studies, sleep deprivation may also lead to obesity. This happens due to an increased appetite because of hormonal changes. Sleep deprivation leads your body to produce less amounts of a hormone (leptin) which increases appetite.
  • Medications: certain medications can also lead to rapid weight gain. In such cases, alternate therapy should be opted especially for those people who are predisposed to obesity and weight gain.
  • Obesity gene: according to statistics people who have the gene variant in their bloodstream tend to eat more than usual. They also prefer fatty and high energy foods.
  • It is very difficult for obese people to reduce their weight. By changing in lifestyle like diet, physical activity level, water intake and sleeping pattern, if changed under supervision of specialist with dedication, discipline and faith in their ayurvedic and panchkarma specialist, can give wonderful results for lifetime. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a panchkarma experts.
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World Obesity Day - Why People Become Overweight?

PG Diploma in Nutrition & Diabeties, M.Sc.in Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ghaziabad
World Obesity Day - Why People Become Overweight?

Obesity doesn't happen overnight. It develops gradually over time, as a result of poor diet and lifestyle choices.

Obesity occurs when a person has too much fat stored in his/her body. This extra weight can come from body water, fat, bone and muscle. Obesity usually occurs when you consume more calories than you can burn. It is caused due to a variety of factors such as being physically inactive, eating foods containing a high fat content, overeating and genetic makeup. Obesity can have a lot of complications such as cancer, arthritis, stroke, heart diseases and diabetes.

How do people become obese?

  1. Consuming too much calories: Nowadays people are consuming more food than they did in the previous generations. Consuming too much unhealthy calories can make people obese which may lead to a lot of complications in the future.
  2. Leading a sedentary and unhealthy lifestyle: With the growth of technology, people have become more inactive and are leading a more sedentary lifestyle as compared to their past generations. With the advent of shopping malls and grocery outlets people don’t have to walk miles for food. This also leads to an inactive lifestyle which later results in obesity.
  3. Not getting enough sleep: According to studies, sleep deprivation may also lead to obesity. This happens due to an increased appetite because of hormonal changes. Sleep deprivation leads your body to produce less amounts of a hormone (leptin) which increases appetite.
  4. Medications: Certain medications can also lead to rapid weight gain. In such cases, alternate therapy should be opted especially for those people who are predisposed to obesity and weight gain.
  5. Obesity gene: According to statistics people who have the FTO gene variant in their bloodstream tend to eat more than usual. They also prefer fatty and high energy foods.

It is very difficult for obese people to reduce their weight. By changing in lifestyle like Diet, Physical activity level, water intake and sleeping pattern, if changed under supervision of specialist with dedication, discipline and faith in their dietitian, can give wonderful results for lifetime. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dietitian/Nutritionist.

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Advantages of Chemical Peel To Get Flawless Skin!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, F.C.P.S.(Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy), Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), DNB (Dermatology)
Dermatologist, Pune
Advantages of Chemical Peel To Get Flawless Skin!

A glowing and clear skin is something that we all aspire to have. Irrespective of age, gender or profession, having a skin free of acne, blackheads, whiteheads and marks is something that is a welcome sight, for your own self as well as others who see you. A lot of people are blessed with impeccably flawless skin but they are many others who may have to go through treatments or medications to make sure that they are able to achieve the look that they desire the most.

As the year's pass, they tend to take a toll on our body as well as our skin. One of the most prominent areas, where the skin starts showing signs of aging is our face. We have many ways with which we can manage to stop this wear and tear and look younger for longer. One of these methods is the use of chemical peels.

How it works:

Chemical peels are basically very light acids which are formulated into a peel with help of other chemicals. It works by dissolving the dead cells of the topmost layer of the skin. This procedure reveals a new layer of skin, which is visibly brighter and younger. After the application of the peel, a neutralizer is applied to cease the action of the peel. Different skin types and skin issues may require varied concentrations of and type of chemical peel and only an expert in the field may be able to decide the exact need.

The Aftercare:

Since the skin may become a bit sensitive after the treatment, it is essential that anyone who undergoes peeling treatment ensures following precautions:

  1. The skin may become sensitive to soap, which is why washing the skin with soap needs to be avoided for 24 hours or as instructed by the specialist.
  2. If there is mild redness of the skin, a cold compress can be used to ease the irritation. However, if the irritation or redness is excessive, it needs to be brought to notice of the doctor.
  3. Bleaching, waxing, facials or other such treatments should be avoided for at least a week or as suggested by the dermatologist.
  4. It is also advisable to avoid heavy makeup for a short period of time after the chemical peel is carried out so that the skin gets enough time to recover itself.

Chemical peeling has several advantages:

  1. It is a safe and effective procedure with minimal complications.
  2. It is inexpensive and totally affordable.
  3. It can be easily combined with other modalities like micro-needling and microdermabrasion.
  4. Many peels can be done as a lunch-time procedure and patient can resume work immediately.

With the advent of the wide variety of peeling agents, a large number of problems can be addressed and peels can be customized according to needs of the patients. With the best medically approved cosmetic practices at your disposal, you may have to look no further for the glowing and radiant skin. 

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