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UTI - 6 Preventive Measures!

Dr. Shaivalini Kamarapu 92% (287 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Warangal
UTI - 6 Preventive Measures!

A urinary tract infection can be painful and annoying. Most urinary tract infections affect the bladder and urethra, but it can also affect the kidneys and ureter. Women have a higher risk of suffering from this infection as compared to men. This is because women have a shorter urethra than men and hence the bacteria needs to travel a shorter distance to reach the bladder. Urinary tract infections can usually be treated easily with a course of antibiotics as long as they are detected in time. If not detected in time, it can affect the kidneys which make it a more serious problem. Hence, it becomes important to be able to recognise the signs of this infection.

Some of the symptoms to watch out for are:

  1. A persistent urge to urinate but low volume of urine produced
  2. A burning sensation while urinating
  3. Cloudy urine
  4. Blood in the urine which makes the urine appear red, pink or blackish
  5. Strong smell of the urine
  6. Pelvic pain

A urinary tract infection that affects the urethra is also known as urethritis. A burning sensation when urinating and discharge along with urine are the most prominent symptoms of this type of infection. When this infection affects the bladder it comes to be known as cystitis. Cystitis patients typically suffer from frequent and painful urination along with discomfort in the lower abdomen and pressure in the pelvic area. They may also notice blood in the urine.

Acute pyelonephritis refers to a urinary infection that affects the kidneys. In such cases, along with the typical symptoms, the patient may also experience high fever, nausea, shivering and pain in the upper back and sides of the abdomen.

This infection can affect a person at any age. Most women suffer from at least one bout of urinary tract infections in their lifetime. Some of the factors that increase the risk of suffering from this infection are:
Certain types of birth control such as diaphragms and spermicidal agents

  1. Menopause
  2. New sexual partners
  3. Urinary tract abnormalities
  4. Kidney stones or other blockages in the urinary tract
  5. Weakened immune system
  6. Use of catheters
  7. Recent urinary procedures that involve the use of medical instruments

Urinary tract infection can be easily prevented by living a healthy lifestyle. Drink plenty of fluids to flush bacteria and other toxins from your body. Bacteria multiplies in the bladder if urine stays for too long. Hence, urinate frequently and do not try to control your bladder. Avoid synthetic underwear and wear cotton underwear with loose fitting clothes that keep the area around the urethra dry.

How to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections
A urinary tract infection or UTI can be quite painful and uncomfortable. This infection can be described as an infection that affects the ureter, urethra, bladder or kidneys. Women have a shorter urethra than men which makes this more vulnerable to this kind of infection. It is said that most women suffer from at least one bout of this infection in a lifetime. Urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria and may often recur after treatment. However, in most cases, this can easily be prevented. Here are a few tips to help prevent recurrent urinary tract infections.

  1. Drink plenty of fluids: Ideally, we should drink 8-10 glasses of water a day at regular intervals. This keeps the body hydrated and flushes toxins and bacteria from the body. Water also prevents the formation of kidney stones that could increase your risk of suffering from a urinary tract infection.
  2. Urinate frequently: If you drink the required amount of water, you will typically need to urinate frequently. Do not try to control your bladder. Holding your urine in your bladder allows bacteria to multiply inside the bladder. This is an easy way for a UTI to begin.
  3. Follow healthy bathroom habits: Cleanliness is the first step to preventing any infection. When using public restrooms, flush the toilet before and after urinating. In the case of women, it becomes important to ensure that the seat of the toilet is clean as well. After urinating wipe the residual urine with toilet paper in a motion that goes from front to back. Since the urethra is situated very close to the rectum, this step is very important. For uncircumcised men, it is important to wash the foreskin after urination.
  4. Wear loose clothes: Tight fitting clothes trap moisture and aid in the multiplication of bacteria. Hence, always wear loose fitting clothes that keep the area around the urethra dry. Also, avoid synthetic underwear and only wear cotton underwear.
  5. Urinate after intercourse: The relative closeness of the vagina to the urethra makes it easy for bacteria to enter the urethra during intercourse. Hence, make it a habit of washing your pubic region after urinating. This helps flush out any possible bacteria that may have entered your body.
  6. Choose the correct method of birth control: Certain types of birth control such as diaphragms and spermicidal agents can promote a urinary tract infection. Hence, it is best to avoid these types of birth control and pick alternatives.

Numbness on leg continuously since one week for my Mother age 50, pls provide any solution.

Dr. G.R. Agrawal 96% (17212 ratings)
DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Numbness on leg continuously since one week for my Mother age 50, pls provide any solution.
Hello, She should tk, plenty of water to hydrate her body to eliminate toxins. She needs to reduce her weight, if she is obeassed. Her diet be easily digestible to check gastric disorder. Go for meditation to reduce her stress to calm nerves to check tingling & numbness of lower extremities. Avoid, junkfood, cold intake. Tk, homoeopathic medicine:@ Chamomilla 200-6 pills, thrice. @ Rhus tox200-6 pills, twice. Tk, care.
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I'm suffering from typhoid fever. Now its Better.(From 10). I lost my body strength. 3 kgs reduced. Now what type of food I want to eat? And can I take egg?

Dr. G.R. Agrawal 96% (17212 ratings)
DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body elementing toxins. Your diet be easily digestible on time to avoid gastric disorder. Tk, homoeopathic medicines:@ Thypoidinum 30-6 pills, twice. @ AlfalfaQ. -10 drops, thrice with little water. Avoid, junkfood, alcohol & nicotine, Tk, care.
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Dr. what were the reason for a late periods. I was having accurate 28 days gap and now its 33 day i'm not having it.

Dr. Shreyas Bansal 92% (346 ratings)
MD Hom., Certificate in Food and Nutrition, BHMS, Diploma In Yoga
Homeopath, Indore
Dr. what were the reason for a late periods. I was having accurate 28 days gap and now its 33 day i'm not having it.
There are various reason of missed periods like Pregnancy- If your period is late and you've had unprotected sex, take a home pregnancy test. A week after the date you expected your period gives the most accurate results, but many home test manufacturers promise to detect human chorionic gonadotropin (better known as hCG, the hormone released during pregnancy) sooner. Other reasons may be - 1 Stress, 2 Illness, 3 Weight, 4 Excessive exercise, 5 Change in schedule, 6 Medication, 7 Hormonal imbalance, 8 Thyroid disorder. So you need to exclude above reasons. Take plenty of water to hydrate yourself ,to eliminate toxins, to absorb nutrients to nourish your body, establishing your flow. Go for meditation to reduce your stress, anxiety to calm your nerve to ease your stress, improving Oxygen volume in order, to improve hemoglobin level. Your diet be simple, non- irritant, easily digestible on time to maintain your digestion, avoiding gastric disorder. Take, Apple, carrots, cheese, milk, banana, papaya, pomegranate, spinach, almonds, walnuts. If then too your period didn't come then do consult a good homeopath. And for my opinion contact me.
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5 Ayurvedic Remedies For Infertility!

Dr. Priyanka Suneet Shende 89% (79 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), T.T.C.M Yoga
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
5 Ayurvedic Remedies For Infertility!

Not everyone can conceive a baby easily. The inability to conceive a baby despite having intercourse during the fertile window in a woman’s menstrual cycle for over a year is termed as infertility. Infertility does not affect only the physical health of a woman, but also her mental and emotional well-being as well as the couple’s social health.

In some cases, infertility can be treated with Ayurveda. According to Ayurveda, a couple needs to be both physically and mentally strong and healthy. Ayurveda believes that a lack of nutrition in the shukra dhatu or the person’s reproductive tissue is the cause of infertility. This can be triggered by indigestion, anxiety, depression, insomnia and the presence of toxins in the body. Some of the ways Ayurveda can be used to treat infertility are as follows:

  1. Eat cool foods: Spicy food can affect the quality of shukra dhatu and lower the quality and quantity of both sperm and ovum. This is because shukra dhatu requires a cool environment to promote fertility. Hence, eat food that is easy to digest and which has a cooling effect on the body. Men can benefit from foods like asparagus, dates and almonds, while foods like quinoa and pineapples can help a woman conceive easily.
  2. Shirodhara therapy: Shirodhara involves the movement of liquid over the forehead in a rhythmic manner at specific points. This stimulates the hypothalamus, pituitary and pineal glands and aids in the secretion of hormones including follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). When it comes to women, FSH stimulates the ovarian follicles into releasing an egg without which it would be impossible to conceive a child.
  3. Fight stress: One of the effects of stress is reduced libido. Prolonged exposure to stress is often a major factor that contributes to infertility. When it comes to women, stress makes a woman ovulate less regularly. In men, stress can affect the sperm production and affect testosterone levels. To fight stress, try deep breathing exercises like alom vilom or keep a little time aside each morning for a walk or light exercise.
  4. Lodhra: This herb is very beneficial in treating women with infertility. It stimulates FSH and luteinising hormones (LH) and lowers the risk of a miscarriage. It also increases chances of conception. Lodhra should be taken twice a day along with honey and milk.
  5. Lifestyle changes: Ayurveda is not only about herbal medicines but also following the right lifestyle. Bad habits like smoking, drug usage and alcohol not only affect a person’s overall health but also interfere with fertility. Hence, when trying to conceive a child, quit these bad habits and try following a healthier lifestyle that involves following a routine, eating right and exercising regularly. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.
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5 Foods for Oily Skin That You Should Start Eating!

Dr. Sareen Hair Clinic 89% (10 ratings)
The successful 30+ years
Dermatologist, Delhi
5 Foods for Oily Skin That You Should Start Eating!

An oily skin has a host of disadvantages. Apart from making a person look greasy and slimy, it also has major influences on the health of your skin. If you were not aware and thought of oily skin as an awkward condition only you should take a deeper look into its causal effects. Excess oil secretion can make you prone to sun tanning. It can lead to the formation of acne and can also result in upsetting dark patches.

Kinds of food to eat to rule out the ills of an oily skin: 

  1. Include green leafy vegetables in your diet: Antioxidants can successfully fight off oily skin. Green leafy vegetables are rich in Vitamin C; they are known to reduce the effects of oxidants your skin regularly comes in contact with. Eat spinach and kale as much as you can. A green leafy vegetable should be part of your daily meal. 
  2. Salmon can act as a savior: Everybody knows how oily salmon is. However, it is very valuable in treating an oily skin. Salmon is known to have a high percentage of Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 acids keep sebum producing molecules on a leash. Thus, excess oil secretion can be controlled by consuming more of this nutritious fish.
  3. Nuts can combat an oily skin: Having nuts with honey or yogurt or having them directly can treat the ills of greasiness. Nuts are a great source of Vitamin E that is further known to repair an irregular skin. Increased oil secretion is likely to result in acne; acne appears due to breakage of cell membranes. Vitamin E adds strength to your cell walls thus taking care of ugly scars.
  4. Cucumbers can help your case: Consuming cucumbers raw can be of enormous use. They hydrate the skin by ridding you of excess oil. Antioxidants in cucumbers have the effects of an astringent. They however do not interfere with the functions of essential oils. Have a cucumber on a daily basis to find the way to a glowing skin.
  5. Enjoy the benefits of grapefruit: The reason behind an oily skin could be the crushing presence of toxins. Grapefruit, rich in Vitamin C, deals with these toxins. Grapefruit contains fiber that is also good for controlling oil secretion.
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I have BP problem. It become low and high and not remain normal. I also feel contraction in my chest.

Dr. Omkar Shahapurkar 93% (4526 ratings)
MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Hello, I can understand your concern. High blood pressure is a natural response to increased nutritional needs of human body. Nutritional needs of the body are increased when there is excess stress from physical or chemical or emotional distress. Physical stress results when physical activity is more than the capacity if vital organs. Chemical stress can result due to inflammation or defective metabolism or toxins or incompatible food intake. Emotional distress can result from pressures from family or friends or profession or other illnesses. Whatever may be the cause of stress, body reacts in the same way, that is through activation of sympathetic nervous system. When activated, This sympathetic nervous system increases blood pressure. So, treating blood pressure is like neglecting root cause behind increments in blood pressure. It's like switching on the exhaust fan to get rid of smoke and neglecting fire in the house. If you try to reduce blood pressure with chemical drugs, remember, human body is more intelligent than medicines and increases blood pressure even more. So, you find that patients of hypertension need more and more drugs with passage of time. Ayurveda believes in treating the root causes of disease and for that purpose we need your detail medical history. If you have any queries or questions, you are welcome.
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I am having ringworm in groin area and on my both foots. It has been about 1 month. It is very itchy and irritating. Ringworm on my foot is as big as my foot. I have used many medicines oral pills but nothing worked. Pls help me. Plzz call me and I also need to share ringworms images. It's urgent.

Dr. Arti Bakori 87% (72 ratings)
PGDHM, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
Hi lybrate-user, not only orally medicine gives you relief. Tinea (Ringworm) Ringworm is a skin infection caused by a fungus. Ringworm can affect skin on your body (tinea corporis), scalp (tinea capitis), groin area (tinea cruris, also called jock itch), or feet (tinea pedis, also called athlete's foot). Often, there are several patches of ringworm on your skin at once. CAUSES: The ring worm infection, also known as tinea, is caused by fungi called dermatophytes and not by worms. The fungus can live off the dead tissues of skin, hair, and nails. SYMPTOMS: 1) Itching 2) Red, circular patches on skin Ayurvedic Tinea (Ringworm) Treatment: According to Ayurvedic philosophy this problem is diagnosed as “dadru”. The involved dosha is kapha- vata. Kapha is an Ayurvedic humour, which symbolizes mucus. It is cold, heavy, dense and sticky in nature. Vata is another Ayurvedic humour, which symbolizes air or wind. It is cold, dry, subtle and mobile. Kapha and vata dosha manifest in the skin and cause accumulation of toxins. These toxins accumulate in deeper tissues of skin like rasa (nutrient plasma), rakta, (blood), mansa (muscles) and lasika (lymphatic). These toxins cause contamination of deeper tissues. Contamination of deeper tissues and aggravation of kapha/vata dosha leads to ringworm. Third involved dosha is pitta. Pitta is third dosha which symbolizes heat or fire. Thus it is tridoshaj disease, in which prime involved doshas are kapha and vata. Diet and Lifestyle Advice: 1) avoid very fired, spicy, sour and excessive sweet foods. Citrus fruits (lemon, lime, orange), chutneys, sauces, pickled food, mustard and vinegar should be avoided. 2) avoid foods made up of white flour such as bread, cakes, pastries, pizza etc. 3) You should avoid artificial foods, fast foods, cola drinks. Tomatoes, excessive salt should be avoided. 4) Non- veg foods should be avoided completely. 5) Tea, coffee, alcohol and smoking are also pitta aggravating. Milk product like yogurt should be avoided. Rather than these foods stress on foods, which are sweet, blend, alkaline in nature. 6) Foods that should be included are grains, rice, pasta, beans, breads, dairy products, sweet drinks and juices. Fresh vegetables and fresh fruits should be taken. Further details can online consult.
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My wife who is missed her period for 11 days, Pragya News pregnancy kit also shows negative today morning. What to do now. She is 25 years with height 5 feet and weight 46 kg. Regards.

Dr. G.R. Agrawal 96% (17212 ratings)
DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My wife who is missed her period for 11 days, Pragya News pregnancy kit also shows negative today morning. What to do...
Hello, Tk, plenty of water to hydrate herself ,to eliminate toxins  to absorb neutrients to nourish her body, establishing her flow.  * Go for meditation to reduce your stress, anxiety to calm her nerve to ease stress, improving Oxygen volume in order, to improve haemoglobin level. * her diet be simple, non- irritant, easily digestible on time to maintain her digestion, avoiding gastric disorder. *Tk, Apple,carrots, cheese,milk, banana,papaya, pomegranate, spinach,almonds, walnuts. * Tk, Homoeo medicine, gentle & rapid & safe.@ Pulsatilla 200-6 pills, thrice. @ Sepia200 -6 pills at bed time. * Ensure, sound sleep in d night for at least 7 hrs. • Avoid, caffiene,junkfood, dust,smoke, exertion > Your feedback will highly b appreciated for further, follow up. Tk,care,
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Hello doctor. Is it normal to have 96-97°f temp.(underarmpit) without any other symptoms like shivering weakness low energy level.

Dr. Shreyas Bansal 92% (346 ratings)
MD Hom., Certificate in Food and Nutrition, BHMS, Diploma In Yoga
Homeopath, Indore
Body temperature can vary, but it usually ranges between 97.5 and 98.9. About 5% of the population has a temperature slightly higher or lower. Low body temperature may be related to illness. But it's often related more to the way the temperature is measured than to the health of the person. Low body temperature may be associated with: 1. Severe infection 2. Certain medications or toxins (including alcohol) 3. Hormonal disease (including underactive thyroid, pituitary or adrenal glands) 4. Kidney problem 5. Low blood sugar or malnutrition 6. Neurologic problem 7. Prolonged exposure to a cold environment However, many people with a low measured temperature are healthy and have a normal body temperature. The low measured temperature could be from: 1. A bad thermometer 2. The person just had something cold to eat or drink 3. The thermometer wasn't under the tongue 4. The mouth was open Also, your temperature will be lower (by about 1 degree) if it's measured in the armpit rather than mouth. If you feel well and do not seem to be at risk for any of the diseases listed above, your temperature may be normal. Or, your low temperature may be normal for you SO JUST GO FOR A TEMPERATURE checkup and few investigations to rule out above causes for more queries, ask us.
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