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Alarm Forte 0.5 Mg/50 Mg Tablet

Alarm Forte 0.5 Mg/50 Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Organic Laboratories
Medicine composition: Alprazolam, Sertraline
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Alarm Forte 0.5 Mg/50 Mg Tablet is an effective drug prescribed to patients who have panic disorders and anxiety disorders as a result of depression. The drug controls the levels of certain unbalanced chemicals released by the brain in patients who suffer from depression. Alarm Forte 0.5 Mg/50 Mg Tablet is a part of a group of medicines which go by the name of benzodiazepine. This class of drugs work in a way through which they calm the brain and the central nervous system, preventing panic attacks.

The drug is meant for oral consumption and should not be chewed or swallowed whole. Allow the tablet to dissolve when you place it in your mouth before gulping it down. In case you are taking the liquid form of Alarm Forte 0.5 Mg/50 Mg Tablet, measure it properly and only take the dosage that has been prescribed. This drug can become addictive, thus it should be kept away from individuals who have a history of drug addiction.

Before you start the drug be sure to research some general information about it. For instance, the drug is not meant for patients who suffer from problems like glaucoma and allergies. Inform your doctor if you have health issues like epileptic seizures, asthma, suffer from depression and suicidal thoughts, addiction to alcohol or drugs or take narcotic medication, to ensure if Alarm Forte 0.5 Mg/50 Mg Tablet is safe for consumption. Alarm Forte 0.5 Mg/50 Mg Tablet can result in birth defects. Therefore it cannot be taken by pregnant women. Traces of the drug has been found in breast milk too and can have a negative impact on the infant. Thus, nursing mothers are also advised not to take Alarm Forte 0.5 Mg/50 Mg Tablet.

Some side effects of the drug include tiredness, feeling sleepy, memory issues, and developing anxiousness. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms is also a common side effect of Alarm Forte 0.5 Mg/50 Mg Tablet .

Misuse of Alarm Forte 0.5 Mg/50 Mg Tablet can result in over dosage and even death in extreme cases.

Anxiety
Alarm Forte 0.5 Mg/50 Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Uneasiness, difficulty in sleeping, sweating of hands and feet are some of the symptoms of anxiety disorder.
Panic disorder
Alarm Forte 0.5 Mg/50 Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of the panic disorder. Sweating, breathing problem, weakness and numbness in hands are some of the symptoms of panic disorder.
Allergy
Avoid taking this medicine if you have a known allergy to Alarm Forte 0.5 Mg/50 Mg Tablet or other benzodiazepines.
Azole antifungal agents
Avoid taking this medicine If you are using azole antifungal agents like Ketoconazole and Itraconazole. These medicines will increase the concentration of Alarm Forte 0.5 Mg/50 Mg Tablet by increasing its availability in the body.
In addition to its intended effect, Alarm Forte 0.5 Mg/50 Mg Tablet 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.
Changes in pattern of speech Major Common
Unsteadiness Major Common
Loss of coordination Major Common
Drowsiness Major Common
Blurred vision Major Less Common
Abdominal Pain Major Less Common
Difficulty or painful urination Major Less Common
Headache Major Less Common
Chest Pain Major Rare
Sleeplessness Major Rare
Irregular menstrual periods Minor Common
Decreased appetite Minor Common
Weight Loss Minor Common
Double vision Minor Less Common
Sudden sweating Minor Less Common
Acid or sour stomach Minor Rare
Heartburn Minor Rare
How long is the duration of effect?
This medicine is excreted in urine and the effect lasts for a duration of 44 hours for an immediate release tablet and 52 hours for an extended release tablet / disintegrating tablet.
What is the onset of action?
The peak effect can be observed in 1 to 2 hours for an immediate release tablet, 1.5 to 2 hours for a disintegrating tablet and 9 hours for an extended release tablet.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women. Use only if clearly required under the supervision of the doctor.
Is it habit forming?
Habit forming tendency has been reported
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is known to excreted through human breast milk. It is not recommended for breastfeeding women.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Alarm Forte 0.5 Mg/50 Mg Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Psychotropics India Ltd
Unichem Laboratories Ltd
Missed Dose instructions
If you miss a dose of Alarm Forte 0.5 Mg/50 Mg Tablet, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it?s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Overdose instructions
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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
Glaucoma Major
Alarm Forte 0.5 Mg/50 Mg Tablet is known to increase the fluid pressure inside the eye. It is contraindicated in acute narrow-angle glaucoma which is an eye disorder.
Seizure disorders Major
The sudden stop of Alarm Forte 0.5 Mg/50 Mg Tablet may cause withdrawal effects and can precipitate seizures. The dose should be reduced gradually. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting the doctor.
Interaction with Alcohol
Acute alcohol intoxication Major
Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it increases the risk of depression and breathlessness.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Grape fruit juice Moderate
Grapefruit juice should be consumed with Alarm Forte 0.5 Mg/50 Mg Tablet. Alternatively, you can consume orange juice which does not affect the medicine.
Interaction with Medicine
Cetirizine Moderate
Use of Alarm Forte 0.5 Mg/50 Mg Tablet with cetirizine or levocetirizine should be avoided if possible. Do not operate heavy machinery if you are using these medicines. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Metoclopramide Moderate
Use of Alarm Forte 0.5 Mg/50 Mg Tablet with metoclopramide should be avoided if possible. Do not operate heavy machinery if you are using these medicines. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Opioids Major
Opioids like morphine, codeine, tramadol, hydrocodone or any cough preparations containing these medicines should be avoided when you are on Alarm Forte 0.5 Mg/50 Mg Tablet or other benzodiazepines. Appropriate dose adjustments are to be made if coadministration is needed and monitoring of sedation, breathlessness, and hypotension is necessary.
Azole antifungal agents Major
Azole antifungal agents like ketoconazole and itraconazole should be avoided when you are Alarm Forte 0.5 Mg/50 Mg Tablet due to the risk of increased concentrations of the medicine in the body which may cause increased sedation and changes in ECG. Inform the doctor if you are receiving these medicines when you are prescribed with Alarm Forte 0.5 Mg/50 Mg Tablet. If coadministration is needed then alternative medicines like lorazepam and oxazepam could be considered.
Antihypertensives Moderate
You may experience hypotensive effects like dizziness, lightheadedness if these medicines are used together. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is necessary. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

Popular Questions & Answers

I have tongue ulcer and yellowish on the tongue with burning and irritation.(I am a smoker for 10 cigarettes in a day) please advise me for the treatment.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
This is not a good sign and is related to yoru smoking. Kindly give it up immediately. You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don?t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don?t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact, these conditions can exist all through the day, unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heartbeat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact, it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here?s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world ? you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.
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Dr. I have problem of social anxiety disorder can you help me please give me your answer I have got no help from any Dr. Actually mene MBA bhi chod di h qki muje jb presentation deni hoti thi to dhadkn tej, chehra laal, or grmi aa jati h ye sbb 2 logo k saamne ho jata h muje iske alava bhi bhuut broblems aa rhi please m consult krna chahta hu kisi achhe Dr. Se jo ilaaj kr ske please help me dr.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, PG diploma in child guidance and family therapy
Psychologist, Delhi
Dr. I have problem of social anxiety disorder can you help me please give me your answer I have got no help from any ...
Hello lybrate-user. You can consult to any Psychologist of Your near by area r side by side go for regular counselling session. Meanwhile I can suggest to some tips for overcome pls try. The only way out is through. It sounds counter-intuitive, but as someone who has dealt with social anxiety, I've found this statement to be true. It's natural to avoid anxiety or to deny its existence all together, but recovery comes in accepting it. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, relaxation and wellness, I've been able to address my anxiety head-on this past year. While I'm not sure it can ever be completely "cured" a holistic approach can certainly help manage and reduce it. Here's my advice: 1. Educate yourself: Learn the physiological causes and effects of anxiety. Your symptoms/feelings stem from your fears, your thoughts, and your body's own fight-or-flight response (an antiquated alarm system left over from our cavemen ancestors). Though the adrenaline rush is uncomfortable, these feelings are not harmful by themselves and cannot be sustained for very long either. So, though your heart may be racing, that's okay. You're safe and in no real danger. Think about this: If you've had an anxiety attack, you've likely already experienced the worst your body can feel. Don't be bluffed by physical feelings. 2. Relax & take care of yourself: Learn to recognize when you're feeling anxious and take the necessary steps to relax and take care of yourself (this includes identifying common triggers like alcohol, sleep, and caffeine). To reduce anxiety in the moment, try deep belly breathing or mindfulness meditation. Both of these help calm the adrenal response. To relieve more long-term tension, try progressive muscle relaxation or vigorous exercise. The main idea is to acquire tools to calm yourself whenever anxiety strikes, so you can more easily cope.  Think about this: Your body is a machine like any other. If you take care of it, it'll take care of you. 3. Question your thoughts: Learn to judge your thoughts critically instead of accepting them as facts. Your thoughts, more than anything, affect how you feel and ultimately your perspective of the world. People with anxiety often have an intensely negative view. They overestimate the likelihood of something bad happening, exaggerate the consequences, and underestimate their ability to cope. So check your thoughts. What evidence do you have? What are the odds of this happening? What would a friend say to you? Think about this: Just because you think something does not make it true. You're not a fortune teller, a mind-reader or the center of the universe. Try to see things in a more balanced way and you'll feel better. 4. Behave courageously: Learn to face your anxiety despite the fear. This is obviously the hardest part, but it's also the way out. Anxiety has a way of chipping away at self-esteem. It'll make you think you can't do THIS or you can't do THAT. It's easy to get stuck in this cycle of fear. But you can face your fears a little each day, and eventually, work toward your bigger goals. It doesn't matter how small the initial steps are. Instead of dread, try being curious in these new scenarios and use your coping skills. It's not about being free of anxiety in these early moments, but enduring despite the anxious feelings. This is how real change happens.  By taking small steps each day, you can rebuild your confidence. You're a lot stronger than you think you are. Don't let anxiety dictate your life. Thank You All The Best.
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I am 36 I can't sleep and sometimes even I sleep walk is that problem of insomnia.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am 36 I can't sleep and sometimes even I sleep walk is that problem of insomnia.
Some tips for sound sleep and early awaking in morning follow advises given below: 1. Strict to sleep time schedule 2. Do regular physical activity, you can go for daily morning walk 3. Regular meditation/ yoga 4. Avoid tea coffee after 7 pm 5. Take bath at bedtime 6. Avoid daytime sleep 7. Use alarm and gradually reduce your waking time by 15 minutes 8. Avoid watching TV and reading news paper at bedtime, you can listen some soft music

I am 20 years old. I am a student .Can I use modalert 100 to reduce my excessive sleep, although I have problem of skin allergy. Is modalert be safe for me or other one?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am 20 years old. I am a student .Can I use modalert 100 to reduce my excessive sleep, although I have problem of sk...
Never use this medicine Some tips for sound sleep and early awaking in morning follow advises given below: 1. Strict to sleep time schedule 2. Do regular physical activity, you can go for daily morning walk 3. Regular meditation/ yoga 4. Avoid tea coffee after 7 pm 5. Take bath at bedtime 6. Avoid daytime sleep 7. Use alarm and gradually reduce your waking time by 15 minutes 8. Avoid watching TV and reading news paper at bedtime, you can listen some soft music

Every night I am sleeping with Tablets from the last 4 years, I consulted so many Neurologists, but no use. They said Harmon s is changed in my Brain.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Every night I am sleeping with Tablets from the last 4 years, I consulted so many Neurologists, but no use. They said...
Some tips for sound sleep and early awaking in morning follow advises given below: 1. Strict to sleep time schedule 2. Do regular physical activity, you can go for daily morning walk 3. Regular meditation/ yoga, learn meditation it will normalize chemical balance in body. 4. Avoid tea coffee after 7 pm 5. Take bath at bedtime 6. Avoid daytime sleep 7. Use alarm and gradually reduce your waking time by 15 minutes 8. Avoid watching TV and reading news paper at bedtime, you can listen some soft music
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Psoriasis - Types, Symptoms, and Treatment

Dermatologist,Cosmetologist,Venerologist &Sexologist
Dermatologist, Visakhapatnam
Psoriasis - Types, Symptoms, and Treatment

Psoriasis is a common autoimmune disorder of the skin that results in the formation of thickened and elevated plaques of cells that remain covered by scales (loose, whitish-silver scales). In psoriasis, the skin cells multiply at an alarming rate resulting in the scaling of the skin. Though non-contagious, psoriasis can be itchy and often painful. Psoriasis mainly affects the scalp, elbow, and knees. In some, the condition may also affect the palms, feet (soles of the feet), and the torso.

As per a survey, psoriasis is known to affect approximately 2.2% of the total adult population. Psoriasis can also affect children (children under the age group of 5-8 years are mostly affected by this inflammatory skin disorder).

Psoriasis Can of Different Types

  1. Plaque Psoriasis: As the name suggests, this type of psoriasis results in the formation of plaques of cells (thickened and elevated) on the skin surface. One of the most common types of psoriasis, plaque psoriasis affects the scalp, knees, and elbow.
  2. Pustular Psoriasis: Pustular psoriasis mainly affects the hands and the feet of the adults whereby white blisters (pus-filled) appear on the affected area of the skin. The skin also appears red and inflamed.
  3. Guttate Psoriasis: This type of psoriasis usually affects the legs, torso, and arms. Common in children (sometimes young adults), Guttate psoriasis results in the formation of small red spots.
  4. Inverse Psoriasis: In Inverse psoriasis, shiny red (bright red) inflammations or lesions appear on the armpits, groyne, breasts.
  5. Erythrodermic Psoriasis: Though rare, this type of psoriasis is marked by extreme redness of the skin. There is also shedding of the scales (in the form of sheets). The skin more or less appears sun burnt.

Symptoms:
The symptoms associated with psoriasis include

  1. Elevated and inflamed red patches covered by whitish- silver scales (plaques).
  2. The nails appear thick and pitted.
  3. There is a pain in the joints followed by swelling.
  4. At times, the affected skin may crack resulting in bleeding.
  5. Soreness, itching and a burning sensation around the red patches.

In psoriasis of the scalp,

  • There may be the formation of scales (usually mild).
  • In severe cases, there may be crusting (the full scalp) which can spread to the forehead, ears (inside and behind), in the beard or even around the nose.

Treatment:
Though there is no definite treatment for psoriasis of the body and the scalp, the following medications may prove to be helpful

  • Medications like Methotrexate and Cyclosporine (immunosuppressant drugs), Retinoids, and Biologics (injected intravenously) may provide some relief.
  • Patients may also benefit from light therapy, anthralin, topical corticosteroids as well as vitamin D analogs.

Precaution and care
For psoriasis of the scalp

  • Before the treatment, it is important to remove (and soften) the scales. Medicated shampoos that contain salicylic acid can be used to remove the scales.
  • Use of petroleum jelly or medicated oils and ointments (as recommended by the doctor) can be helpful.
  • For better results, you can keep the scalp covered (preferably with a shower cap) after applying the ointment.

For Psoriasis of the Body

  • Avoid the skin from getting dry. You can use a medicated lotion or a moisturizer.
  • Drinking and smoking can worsen the situation. Avoid these vices as much as you can.
  • Avoid using hot water while bathing. To keep your skin moisturised, you can add oil or salt to the water (bathwater).
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8 Signs and Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis!

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
8 Signs and Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis!

Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune disorder (wherein the immune system attacks the body tissues) resulting in joint inflammations. Joints, which are used more frequently, such as knees, fingers, shoulders, wrists, elbows and hips get affected more commonly by this disease. Rheumatoid arthritis might also affect the adjoining tissues, such as the ligaments and tendons. While doctors are still skepticle about what exactly causes the disease, a significant dip in immunity might cause the inflammation of the joints, resulting in people who suffer from obesity, people in the age group of 40-60, people who have a family history of this condition, regular smokers and women being more prone to this disease.

The symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis include but are not limited to:

  1. Intense pain in the morning
  2. Recurring instances of mild fever along with the pain.
  3. Abnormally enlarged joints turning red in colour, resulting in intense pain.
  4. Stiffness in the joints
  5. Significant increase in the pain in low-temperature conditions
  6. Being severely tired and experiencing an alarming decrease in weight

Treatments
If rheumatoid arthritis is not diagnosed immediately, it might lead to future complications, such as blood cancers in the lymph nodes, osteoporosis (a medical condition resulting in brittle bones), infections, blockages in and gradual stiffening of the arteries. The treatment of rheumatoid arthritis includes:

  1. Prescribed dosage of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and Naproxen will help. Anti-rheumatoid drugs and steroid drugs such as ‘prednisone’ help in the reduction of inflammation and pain. The medication will be prescribed depending on the severity of the condition.
  2. Performing regular exercises in order to maintain the flexibility of the joints with due consultation from the physiotherapist.
  3. In extreme conditions, the doctor might suggest surgeries which include:
    • Complete replacement of the joint with a metal prosthetic
    • Repairing of tendons if the tendons are severely affected
    • Synovectomy which will remove the damaged portion of the joint
    • Joint fusion which will readjust the joint and reduce the pain
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Homeopathic Remedies For Psychiatric Disorders!

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Homeopathic Remedies For Psychiatric Disorders!

There are a number of psychological disorders such as bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, and many more. The homeopathic cures for these disorders are given based on the patient’s condition and their history. These medicines need to be prescribed by a doctor only. However, the most common homeopathic cures for psychiatric disorders are as follows:

  1. Belladonna: Belladonna is a solution for delusions and should be given where there is restlessness, anxiety, and a desire to tear their own clothes. Such patients tend to spring out of bed and hurt people around him. They seem to be scared and see objects when they shut their eyes. The speech and actions of the patients are hasty.
  2. Hyoscyamus: This is a cure for intense insanity with a lot of excitation of the senses and abnormal impulses. Hyoscyamus is for patients who mostly imagine that they are being followed by some evil presence or that somebody is attempting to kill him. The patient keeps running from an imaginary enemy. They are very talkative and usually jumpy.
  3. Cimicifuga: In depressed states, this is one of our best cures. The patient is covered in a dull, dark and mental environment. He or she doubts people and items that seem unusual and unnatural.
  4. Stramonium: This cure is for patients who suffer from insanity and act in the most alarming manner. They usually have pipe dreams and see rats, mice, snakes and different creatures moving towards him or her.
  5. Sepia: Another cure is Sepia for the patients who have dull premonitions about their ailment, powerless memory, and feeling of weakness and vulnerability. They fear almost every situation, give up easily, and fear separation.
  6. Aurum metallicum: This is a cure for those with mental depression and sadness. They feel as if they have lost the companionship of their friends and are destined to stay alone. Their memory is frail, they are usually outraged, or feel the need to debate about everything.
  7. Ignatia: Most instances of depression at some time of the treatment require Ignatia. It suits women better while Arsenicum and Nux vomica are more appropriate for men. Ignatia is for patients who are always gloomy and tend to murmur with an inclination to sob. They conceal their sadness and are usually quiet.
  8. Sulfur: Sulfur is used as a cure for mental conditions that are broad and usually related to religious depression. They turn out to be on edge about their own life. They are additionally distracted and these patients will stop for quite a while to think about how words are spelled.
  9. Cannabis indica: This cure is for those who have heavenly vivid dreams and fantasies that cannot possibly exist in reality; however, they seem real to the patient. A moment appears to be a great many years, and a thing might seem to appear yards away. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Homeopath.
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Signs Of A Heart Attack!

MBBS, Master of Surgery - General Surgery, Magistrar Chirurgiae (Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Cardiologist, Faridabad
Signs Of A Heart Attack!

Heart attacks often show some visible signs for concern. While many may not face the chest-clutching moment, there are other symptoms that are hard to miss. In fact, some heart attack symptoms are not even related to the chest. People suffering from cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure or above the age of 60 should especially be more careful about these symptoms. Here is a list of few alarming signs and symptoms of a heart attack:

  1. Discomfort in the chest: This is the most visible and common signs of a heart attack. A blocked artery can lead to a heart attack with symptoms such as tightness, pressure and intense pain in the chest. The discomfort typically last for a minute or longer. It must be kept in mind that a heart attack is entirely possible without feeling any pain whatsoever.
  2. Heartburn, nausea, stomach pain and indigestion: Many people reportedly face these symptoms before a heart attack. It is more likely for a woman to face these symptoms compared to a man. These conditions can happen in isolation as well. But a combination of these symptoms to a person suffering from blood pressure, high cholesterol should be taken seriously.
  3. The pain slowly shifts to the arm: This is another classic example of a heart attack. A symptom that starts from the left side of the body and radiates down. Even a constant and dull pain in the arm has resulted in heart attacks for many patients.
  4. Feeling of light-headedness: A sudden feeling of lightheadedness along with an acute chest pain is a very good sign of a heart attack. This symptom necessarily indicates that the blood pressure of the person has suddenly decreased and the heart is not able to pump enough blood.
  5. Jaw or throat pain: Jaw or throat pain by itself is nowhere related to the heart. Going by common beliefs, it can arise from sinus, muscular issue or simply a cold. Medical science states otherwise. If an ongoing chest pain spreads towards jaw or throat, it can well be an ensuing heart attack. Seeking immediate medical attention is necessary in such cases.
  6. Snoring: Loud snoring that sounds like choking or grasping can be a sign of sleep apnea. This is a condition when an individual stop breathing for few seconds making the heart pump more blood. If the condition persists, a doctor might suggest doing a sleep pattern analysis using a CPAP machine to identify if there is any possible threat of a heart attack.
  7. A persistent cough: A long lasting cough that produces pink mucus can be a very visible sign of a heart failure. This is the condition when the heart can’t keep pace with the demands of the body. This should be immediately reported to a doctor. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Cardiologist.
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Aggression- Symptoms, Triggers and Management

MBBS, DPM - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Greater Noida
Aggression- Symptoms, Triggers and Management

Aggression or aggressive behavior can often lead to violence and destruction which can be really harmful to their loved ones. When dealing with an aggressive person, it is important to understand that aggression is not always an after effect of some provocations and can often be spontaneous. Excessive and frequent aggression can wreak havoc, affecting the person and their loved ones physically, mentally as well as emotionally. Reports suggest that cases of aggression among youngsters are rising at an alarming rate. It has also been noted that the boys exhibit more aggression than girls. Thus, proper action needs to be taken at the earliest to avoid serious consequences.

Symptoms:
The following symptoms and behavioral changes may be observed in people with aggressive nature.

  1. The person may have mood swings and remain irritated all the time. Depression may be commonly seen in such people.
  2. The person isolates himself or herself from the outside world.
  3. Insomnia and eating disorders are common.
  4. An unstable mental health.
  5. The person may exhibit signs of self-destruction.They may also cause harm to the others, including their loved ones.
  6. There may be hallucinations, delusions, confusion and poor communication skills.
  7. There may alterations in his or her personality.
  8. Lack of concentration. A person may find it difficult to read or write.
  9. Lethargy is also common in people with aggressive behavior.

Underlying factors that may trigger aggression
A person may appear aggressive physically, mentally, verbally or even emotionally. The aggressive behavior can be an outcome of a myriad of factors such as:

  1. A negative environment during the growing period: How a child is brought up can play a significant role in shaping their character. A person who had seen a lot of fights, arguments or aggression in their childhood often grows up to be aggressive.
  2. Genetics: People who have a family history of aggression and aggressive behavior (immediate family) are more likely to be aggressive.
  3. An unstable mental health with conditions such as schizophrenia, conduct disorder, bipolar disorder or Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can also cause aggression. Aggression can also be triggered by traumatic brain injury, stress, meningitis, stroke or substance abuse (as well as withdrawal symptoms).

Managing Aggressive Behavior
A person needs to have a lot of patience while dealing with aggressive people. Such people need your support, love, care, and affection.

  1. For an effective management, try and find out the triggers of aggression and then work towards improving the situation.
  2. Meditation can have a great soothing effect and can play an important role to calm down the person. Music may be equally helpful.
  3. Sound sleep and proper rest can work miracles in reducing the associated symptoms and complications.
  4. Maintain a positive environment around the affected person. Keep the person happy, cheerful and stress-free.
  5. Don't let the person live in isolation. Try and make them interact with people. Don't give them the impression that they are not normal. Don't over sympathize with them. They need your support more than the sympathy.
  6. Don't shy away from medical help. Love and care with proper medications can work wonders. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.
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