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Breath Dx Syrup

Breath Dx Syrup

Manufacturer: Hippo Labs Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Phenylpropanolamine, Chlorpheniramine, Dextromethorphan
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Breath Dx Syrup acts as a decongestant. The drug leads blood vessel constriction, in areas of the body like the nose, sinuses as well as the chest. Constriction of these areas helps in drainage, which consequently helps in decongestion. Thus, Breath Dx Syrup aids in the treatment of decongestion which occurs as a result of allergies, sinus problems, hay fever and flu.

The drug may be harmful for patients who have health problems related to the kidney, liver, prostrate and thyroid. Diabetics and people with heart disease should also consult their medical adviser before taking Breath Dx Syrup.

Take the drug according to the directions of your doctor. The treatment course should not be stopped midway without the advice of your medical practitioner. The side effects of Breath Dx Syrup may worsen in this case.

Each dose should be accompanied with a glass of water. Also when it comes to storage, ensure the drug is kept in a clean place, where it does not come in direct contact with heat and moisture.

Some side effects that may occur during Breath Dx Syrup treatment are gastric issues, nausea and vomiting, headaches, anxiety, tremors and nervousness. The intake of caffeine is known to worsen the side effects of Breath Dx Syrup.

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In addition to its intended effect, Breath Dx Syrup 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.
Sedation
Sleepiness
Fatigue
Vomiting
Weakness
Dehydration
Dizziness
Light Headedness
Headache
Sweating
Anemia
Nausea
Edema
Constipation
Dry Mouth
Is It safe with alcohol?
Linctus dx syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Taking phenylpropanolamine with alcohol can increase the risk of cardiovascular side effects such as increased heart rate, chest pain, or blood pressure changes.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Linctus dx syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Does this affect kidney function?
contraindicated in patients with moderate to severe renal impairment
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Breath Dx Syrup, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am 22 year old female and have hair fall from 6 months. Whenever I do oiling and wash it, lots of hair fallen out and day by day its getting thin. I am very depressed from this. Please suggest best to cure it.

MD Hom., Certificate in Food and Nutrition, BHMS, Diploma In Yoga, PGDM
Homeopath, Indore
I am 22 year old female and have hair fall from 6 months. Whenever I do oiling and wash it, lots of hair fallen out a...
Hair tips for better hair growth and prevent hair fall - 1. Having a healthy diet - Having a diet which is full of protein, vitamins and minerals is an important aid towards having healthier hair growth. Consume food which is high in vitamin A, B, C and E. Vitamin B-complex is another very effective vitamin for promoting hair growth. For the minerals, try and consume iron, copper, zinc, selenium and magnesium. Walnuts, beans, flax seeds are rich in omega 3 fatty acids which are great for hair growth You could also have some juices of fruits and veggies, like orange, grapefruit or carrot, lettuce and beet 2. Castor oil has a high content of vitamin E and essential fatty acids, like omega 9. This is why it is an essential ingredient which helps to promote hair growth. Castor oil is too thick to be applied directly, which is why you must dilute it with oil like coconut, almond or olive. Massage your hair with the oil mix and leave it on for 30-45 minutes. You could also slightly get it heated. Shampoo your hair and condition as regular. 3. Regular scalp massage - When you massage your scalp, it promotes blood circulation which in turn stimulates our hair follicles. Along with that, deep condition the hair once a week with warm oil (use jaborandi oil) treatment or a deep conditioning hair mask. 4. Staying stress-less - Stress is one of the worst factors which contribute to hair loss. Stress disrupts the regular hair cycle and boosts strands of hair to fall out of place. You need to calm your senses and promote lesser stress! For handling stress, try and mediate, do breathing exercises or practice other relaxation techniques 5. Egg masks - Egg is an important ingredient from promoting better hair growth. They are full of protein and are added on with minerals like iron, sulfur, selenium, zinc, etc. Use an egg mask once or twice a month for promoting healthy hair and improved growth 6. Vitamin and herbal supplements - Supplements of folic acid, biotin, flaxseed oil, are some common elements for hair growth. Supplements of folic acid and biotin will have Vitamin B complex which aids to better hair growth. 7. Nourish hair with aloe vera - Aloe vera improves hair growth and protects from hair loss. You also reduce dandruff and restore the natural shine. Take fresh aloe vera gel and add some lemon juice to it Apply and let it soak for 20 minutes Shampoo the hair (with arnica shampoo) and repeat once a week 8. Be hydrated, have proper sleep, do oil your scalp twice a week for more queries and homeopathic medicines, contact us.

Before 2 weeks I had cold so my nose was blocked I was feeling difficulties in respiration so to breath properly I breathed forecely from left nostril with closing right nostril while doing that I felt pain in left nostril after that I am getting pain in my eyebrow bone and also I ll get pain in t zone when I bent downpls tel me what may be the reason and how to overcome this problem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Howrah
Before 2 weeks I had cold so my nose was blocked I was feeling difficulties in respiration so to breath properly I br...
Akshi kindly avoid cold exposure from any source keep oneself wrapped warmly take warm food and steam inhalation with added salt (pinch) along with it you need a constitutional homeopathic medicine but for now take a medicine Lycopodium 30 three pills twice a day for next 3 days and update the status.

I am 27 years old my bp is 150/90. Is it necessary to take medicine any other suggestions. If I take medicine then it will be continue for lifetime.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 27 years old my bp is 150/90. Is it necessary to take medicine any other suggestions. If I take medicine then it...
Dear lybrateuser, - You can follow some lifestyle measures including a salt restricted diet, a regular exercise regime, lower stress levels - have a well balanced diet with more of fruits & vegetables, whole grains instead of refined grains, low fat milk & dairy products, protein foods, like seafood, soya products, beans, lentils, pulses, healthy fats as in olive or canola or sun flower oil for cooking, seafood, avocados - avoid fried, processed & junk foods, also restrict tea, coffee intake to 1-2 cups per day, avoid alcohol & smoking if you do - do regular exercise like brisk walking, jogging, swimming, yoga, deep breathing & medication which is very beneficial in calming your mind & thus reduce BP, be regular in your exercise routine - destress by sleeping well for 7-8 hrs at night, reading, listening to music, following a hobby - keep weight under control, monitor BP regularly.
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I am 33 years old male and have difficulty in breathing for last 2 weeks and I have been using theoasthalin tab. But it does not control. My father is also asthma patient. I already consulted a doctor. I got relief with his medicine for about 1 year. So what should I do now? please prescribe proper medicine -timing, name of medicine ,etc.

MD, Fellowship in Intergrative Medicine, MBBS
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
I am 33 years old male and have difficulty in breathing for last 2 weeks and I have been using theoasthalin tab. But ...
Asthma can be most probably reversed if you Avoid your triggers like smoke, food products, drugs ,stress etc Decontaminate your decor. No pets and no carpets No first hand or second hand smoking Clean regularly Regular exercise Maintain a healthy weight Maintain optimal humidity Changing your diet and eating habits is a must .and environment change where you reside or work or commute will also definitely help Every Asthma patient is different and triggers vary. If you want specific advice how to treat Asthma naturally take a consult. Remember You have to treat the root cause and not the symptoms.
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Which is a gud tooth paste and mouth wash for gum problems as I have loose gums and bad breath.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Which is a gud tooth paste and mouth wash for gum problems as I have loose gums and bad breath.
Get scaling polishing done by a dentist than brush twice daily especially at night use betadine mouth wash drink plenty of water use any std tooth paste you like.
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Popular Health Tips

Can Surgery Help You Treat Cleft Palate?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Bangalore
Can Surgery Help You Treat Cleft Palate?

Cleft palate or palatoschisis is a common genetic abnormality that leads to a horde of problems and is presently a growing challenge to medicine practitioners. The major developmental stages affected due to this particular irregularity include feeding, speech development, dentition and maxillofacial growth which are rather important to the normal overall developmental pace of an individual. Even though the cleft palate deformity was defined centuries ago, no fixed management algorithm exists for patients suffering from the condition in the present day scenario.

Cleft palate may be successfully fixed using reconstructive surgery. Multiple specialists are involved in the reconstruction surgery including plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists, nutritionists, oromaxillofacial surgeons and speech pathologists. Some hospitals also consider psychological therapy for the patient and the family to help get through the emotional trauma and the issues faced due to developmental backlogs.

The treatment for cleft palate usually begins around 9 to 12 months of age. If left untreated, it may cause major deformities. It takes about some years before the whole procedure is completed although it depends on the type and severity of the deformity.

The process involves the administration of anaesthesia after which the palate repair closes the inner, middle and final layers and at the same time realigning of the palatal muscles in a technique called anintravelarveloplasty is conducted. This ensures that the muscles are adjusted in a normal position which facilitates the best functioning of the palate during feeding, swallowing and speaking. It is possible that the child might require more than one surgery to completely close the palate.

Some of the risks involved during the process include:
1. Abnormal reactions to the medications
2. Bleeding
3. Problems in breathing
4. Need for more surgery
5. Infection

Although complicated and time consuming, cleft palate must be given immediate attention to avoid serious developmental issues. The reconstruction surgery and therapy combined ensures a normal development for the child in the longer run, given the surgery was done at the correct time. The child would be required to remain at the hospital for about 5-7 days. Complete recovery takes a time period of 4 weeks. Keeping the wound of the surgery clean is of the utmost importance and it should not be strained.

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Neurological Disorders Epilepsy

BHMS
Homeopath, Asansol
Neurological Disorders Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of consciousness.

Seizure symptoms can vary widely. Some people with epilepsy simply stare blankly for a few seconds during a seizure, while others repeatedly twitch their arms or legs.

Causes-epilepsy has no identifiable cause in about half of those with the condition. In the other, the condition may be traced to various factors.

  • Genetic influence. Some types of epilepsy, which are categorized by the type of seizure you experience or the part of the brain that is affected, run in families. In these cases, it's likely that there's a genetic influence.
  • Researchers have linked some types of epilepsy to specific genes, though it's estimated that up to 500 genes could be tied to the condition. For most people, genes are only part of the cause of epilepsy. Certain genes may make a person more sensitive to environmental conditions that trigger seizures.
  • Head trauma. Head trauma as a result of a car accident or other traumatic injury can cause epilepsy.
  • Brain conditions. Brain conditions that cause damage to the brain, such as brain tumors or strokes, can cause epilepsy. Stroke is a leading cause of epilepsy in adults older than age 35.
  • Infectious diseases. Infectious diseases, such as meningitis, aids and viral encephalitis, can cause epilepsy.
  • Prenatal injury. Before birth, babies are sensitive to brain damage that could be caused by several factors, such as an infection in the mother, poor nutrition or oxygen deficiencies. This brain damage can result in epilepsy or cerebral palsy.
  • Developmental disorders. Epilepsy can sometimes be associated with developmental disorders, such as autism and neurofibromatosis.

Symptoms--because epilepsy is caused by abnormal activity in brain cells, seizures can affect any process your brain coordinates. Seizure signs and symptoms may include:

  • Temporary confusion
  • A staring spell
  • Uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms and legs
  • Loss of consciousness or awareness
  • Psychic symptoms

Symptoms vary depending on the type of seizure. In most cases, a person with epilepsy will tend to have the same type of seizure each time, so the symptoms will be similar from episode to episode.

Doctors generally classify seizures as either focal or generalized, based on how the abnormal brain activity begins.

Focal seizures

  • When seizures appear to result from abnormal activity in just one area of your brain, they're called focal (partial) seizures. These seizures fall into two categories.
  • Focal seizures without loss of consciousness (simple partial seizures). These seizures don't cause a loss of consciousness. They may alter emotions or change the way things look, smell, feel, taste or sound. They may also result in involuntary jerking of a body part, such as an arm or leg, and spontaneous sensory symptoms such as tingling, dizziness and flashing lights.
  • Focal dyscognitive seizures (complex partial seizures). These seizures involve a change or loss of consciousness or awareness. During a complex partial seizure, you may stare into space and not respond normally to your environment or perform repetitive movements, such as hand rubbing, chewing, swallowing or walking in circles.
  • Symptoms of focal seizures may be confused with other neurological disorders, such as migraine, narcolepsy or mental illness. A thorough examination and testing are needed to distinguish epilepsy from other disorders.

Generalized seizures

Seizures that appear to involve all areas of the brain are called generalized seizures. Six types of generalized seizures exist.

  • Absence seizures. Absence seizures, previously known as petit mal seizures, often occur in children and are characterized by staring into space or subtle body movements such as eye blinking or lip smacking. These seizures may occur in clusters and cause a brief loss of awareness.
  • Tonic seizures. Tonic seizures cause stiffening of your muscles. These seizures usually affect muscles in your back, arms and legs and may cause you to fall to the ground.
  • Atonic seizures. Atonic seizures, also known as drop seizures, cause a loss of muscle control, which may cause you to suddenly collapse or fall down.
  • Clonic seizures. Clonic seizures are associated with repeated or rhythmic, jerking muscle movements. These seizures usually affect the neck, face and arms.
  • Myoclonic seizures. Myoclonic seizures usually appear as sudden brief jerks or twitches of your arms and legs.
  • Tonic-clonic seizures. Tonic-clonic seizures, previously known as grand mal seizures, are the most dramatic type of epileptic seizure and can cause an abrupt loss of consciousness, body stiffening and shaking, and sometimes loss of bladder control or biting your tongue.

Risk factors - certain factors may increase your risk of epilepsy.

  • Age. The onset of epilepsy is most common during early childhood and after age 60, but the condition can occur at any age.
  • Family history. If you have a family history of epilepsy, you may be at an increased risk of developing a seizure disorder.
  • Head injuries. Head injuries are responsible for some cases of epilepsy. You can reduce your risk by wearing a seat belt while riding in a car and by wearing a helmet while bicycling, skiing, riding a motorcycle or engaging in other activities with a high risk of head injury.
  • Stroke and other vascular diseases. Stroke and other blood vessel (vascular) diseases can lead to brain damage that may trigger epilepsy. You can take a number of steps to reduce your risk of these diseases, including limiting your intake of alcohol and avoiding cigarettes, eating a healthy diet, and exercising regularly.
  • Dementia. Dementia can increase the risk of epilepsy in older adults.
  • Brain infections. Infections such as meningitis, which causes inflammation in your brain or spinal cord, can increase your risk.
  • Seizures in childhood. High fevers in childhood can sometimes be associated with seizures. Children who have seizures due to high fevers generally won't develop epilepsy, although the risk is higher if they have a long seizure, other nervous system conditions or a family history of epilepsy.

Complications

Having a seizure at certain times can lead to circumstances that are dangerous to yourself or others.

  • Falling. If you fall during a seizure, you can injure your head or break a bone.
  • Drowning. If you have epilepsy, you're 15 to 19 times more likely to drown while swimming or bathing than the rest of the population because of the possibility of having a seizure while in the water.
  • Car accidents. A seizure that causes either loss of awareness or control can be dangerous if you're driving a car or operating other equipment.
  • Many states have driver's license restrictions related to your ability to control seizures and impose a minimum amount of time that you've been seizure-free, ranging from months to years, before you're allowed to drive.
  • Pregnancy complications. Seizures during pregnancy pose dangers to both mother and baby, and certain anti-epileptic medications increase the risk of birth defects. If you have epilepsy and you're considering becoming pregnant, talk to your doctor as you plan your pregnancy.
  • Most women with epilepsy can become pregnant and have a healthy baby. You'll need to be carefully monitored throughout pregnancy, and medications may need to be adjusted. It's very important that you work with your doctor to plan your pregnancy.
  • Emotional health issues. People with epilepsy are more likely to have psychological problems, especially depression, anxiety and, in extreme cases, suicide. Problems may be a result of difficulties dealing with the condition itself as well as medication side effects.
  • Other life-threatening complications of epilepsy are uncommon, but may happen, such as:
  • Status epilepticus. This condition occurs if you're in a state of continuous seizure activity lasting more than five minutes, or if you have frequent recurrent seizures without regaining full consciousness in between them. People with status epilepticus have an increased risk of permanent brain damage and death.
  • Sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (sudep). People with epilepsy also have a small risk of sudden unexplained death. The cause is unknown, but some research shows it may occur due to heart or respiratory conditions.
  • People with frequent tonic-clonic seizures or people whose seizures aren't controlled by medications may be at higher risk of sudep. Overall, about 1 percent of people with epilepsy die of sudep.

Homoeopathic remedies

Well selected homoeopathic remedies are effective for controlling and curing epilepsy safely without any side effects.

  • Cicuta virosa 200-cicuta virosa is one of the excellent remedies for epilepsy. Epilepsy from errors in diet. Cicuta is best for violent convulsions. There is sudden rigidity followed by jerks and violent distortions, oppression of breathing, lock jaw, face dark red, frothing at the mouth with opisthotonos and great prostration after the attack. Fearful distortion of eyes. The epileptic fits comes with swelling of stomach. Fingers clenched. The head, neck and spine bend backwards like an arch. There is moaning and howling. The patient remembers nothing after the attack. The fit is worse by slightest touch or jar. Convulsions from head injury.
  • Artemesia vulgaris 3—artemesia vulgaris is best for petit mal epilepsy without an aura. Artemesia is effective for epilepsy of childhood in girls at puberty. Here the fits are caused by violent emotions, the convulsions come close together and then follows a long interval of rest. Also occur after fright and after masturbation.
  • Cuprum metallicum 30- cuprum met. Is an excellent remedy for epilepsy where the aura begins in the lower extremities and ascends to the hypogastrium, followed by unconsciousness, foaming at the mouth and falling. Another striking feature is the patient continuously protrudes and retracts the tongue during the attack. There is oppressive headache preceding the attack. Complaints worse in a warm room.
  • Bufo rana 30- bufo rana is best for epilepsy in feeble minded children or prematurely seniles. Bufo rana is effective for epilepsy due to masturbation or sexual excesses. Seizures occur at night during sleep, more or less connected with the sexual sphere. Mouth wide open before an attack and dropping of the jaw after the attack. Urine passes involuntarily after the attack. It is best for epilepsy of females who have attacks of seizures during menses.
  • Oenanthe crocata q-oenanthe crocata is prescribed for epilepsy where sudden and complete unconsciousness with terrible convulsions. Epilepsy after non appearance of menses in young girls, worse at the time when menses should have appeared. There is vomiting, tympanitis and semipriapism during the attack. The face is swollen and red with frothing of the mouth.
  • Hyosyamous niger 200-hysocyamous is another effective medicine for epilepsy where epileptic fit due to fright. There is hunger previous to attack. Before the attack there is vertigo, ringing in the ears, spark before the eyes and gnawing hunger. During the fit face is purple, eyes protruding, shrieks, grinding of teeth and enuresis followed by deep sleep and snoring. Epilepsy from suppressed chicken pox.
  • Hydrocyanic acid 30-hydrocyanic acid is considered to be a specific remedy for epilepsy.
  • Stramonium 200- stramonium is best for epilepsy where it arises after exposure to bright light or shining objects. Epilepsy occurs in stammering people on account of fright. The patient raises head frequently from the pillow.
  • Plumbum metallicum 200-plumbum metallicum is an excellent remedy for epilepsy where there is cerebral sclerosis, or tumors. The patient have unhealthy skin, mental depression and obstinate constipation. There is heaviness and paralytic sensation before the attack and there is paralysis and prolonged snoring thereafter.
  • Kali bromatum 30-kali bromatum is the best remedy to start treatment. Kali brom is prescribed when the fit comes at the new moon and headache follows the fit. There is mental dullness, and slowness of expression.
  • Absinthium q- abinthium is considered a palliative remedy for epilepsy. There is nervous tremors precede attack. There is sudden and severe giddiness, delirium with hallucination. Loss of memory after the attack.
  • Causticum 200-causticum is prescribed for epilepsy which occurs due to menstrual irregularities or suppression of eruptions or due to fright, worse during new moon. During the attack the patient falls left. There is involuntary urination. Better by drinking cold water.
  • Nux vomica 200-nux vomica is best for epilepsy which is worse from anger, touch, emotion, moving, indigestion. There is convulsions with titanic rigidity, red face, opisthotonos, and closed eyes. Involuntary urination and defecation in fit. Deep sleep follows the attack. Worse in open air.
  • Opium 200-opium is best for epilepsy with screaming. During the attack the patient falls back. The fits usually come at night in constipated persons. There is much drowsiness, before and after the attack. Epilepsy due to fright. Convulsion of child when mother is frightened.
  • Silicea 200-silicea is prescribed for epilepsy in slender, tall, dark, chilly, arrogant, thirst less persons. There is much nervous irritability. Feeling of coldness before an attack. The person is usually constipated with clammy, sweaty palms and unhealthy skin. Night attack occurring about new and full moon.
  • Argentum nitricum 200- argentum nitricum is prescribed for hysterical epilepsy. Epilepsy from fright or at the time of menses. Fits brought on by taking sweet fruits. There is dilatation of pupils for days or hours before the attack and restlessness and trembling of hands after the attack. A sharp cry with attack. There is violent muscular twitching, especially of the throat. Complete unconsciousness with frothing at mouth, then a deep sleep for about three hours.
  • Belladonna 200-belladonna is best for febrile convulsions. There is spasm followed by nausea and vomiting. The face flushed and skin is hot.
  • Chamomilla 200- chamomilla is prescribed for convulsions after punishment from teacher.
  • Ignatia amara 1000- ignatia is best for hysterical convulsions. Epilepsy from emotional disturbances. Epilepsy fro grief and worry.
  • Zincum metallicum 200-zincum met is effective for epilepsy after suppressed chicken pox.
  • Zincum phos 30- zincum phos is best for removing the mental weakness in epileptics
  • Natrum sulph 1000-natrum sulph is best for epilepsy after trauma of head.
  • Conium maculatum 200-epilepsy from brain tumors.
  • Psorinum 1000- psorinum is a miasmatic remedy so it is given as an intercurrent remedy.

Planning for Pregnancy? Preconception Health Is Equally Important as Health During Pregnancy

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Lucknow
Planning for Pregnancy? Preconception Health Is Equally Important as Health During Pregnancy

Pregnancy should not be considered a nine month journey, but a year long journey. Knowing that the first few weeks of pregnancy are the most vital to the development of the baby, a mother should be healthy and avoid any harmful activities and substances near the time of conception. The future health of a baby is decided even  before  conception. The baby'shealth depends on your preconception health. Planning a baby is a demanding task, but if you plan it well you will have a healthier and easier pregnancy. Following these simple guidelines can help you prepare for pregnancy.               

 First lets talk about the healthy habits that should be followed:·        

1. Exercise – Start exercising now. You have to decide dependingupon your present weight whether you want to lose weight, gain weight,build muscle, or improve lung capacity. Some good exercise options include walking, swimming, bicycling, and aerobics. Yoga is an excellent choice for exercise because it incorporates posture,breathing, and concentration techniques which will be beneficial for youduring labor.   

2. Read – Get yourself educated and prepared by reading books on pregnancy and child birth. 

3. Track your menstrual cycle – This is very important. Your doctor will ask you about your menstrual cycle, so you need to be prepared. Keeping track of your cycle will also help you track your ovulation and increase your chance of pregnancy. 

 4. Practice relaxation techniques – Relaxation can help minimize stress. Try yoga,meditation, or listening to soft relaxing music in a warm bath. 

5. Get lots of sleep – Eight hours of sleep is recommended if you are trying to become pregnant. Adequate amounts of sleep can also help relieve stress and tension. 

6. Eat healthy – Nutrition is vital to your health. The healthier you are the easier the pregnancy will be for you. Make sure that you are getting lots of vitamins in     your diet, and start taking folic acid now. Studies have shown that folic acid (300-400mcg a day)     can help reduce the risk of neural tube defects when taken before     conception. Just make sure to tell your health care provider about any supplements you are taking.     

7. Up-to-DateVaccination - Make sure your vaccination is complete. Vaccination againstrubella and flu are very important. It is also important to maintain a gap ofat least one month between your rubella shot and pregnancy planning.·       

 8. Optimize your Medical Condition- If you have Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Epilepsy or any other medicalcondition you must take complete advice from the physician. Blood pressure andsugar levels have to be under full control. The type and dose of the drug mayneed modifications.·        

9. Check Family History - Ask your parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts andcousins about any health problems in the family like genetic problems, mentalretardation or malformations in babies. This can help your Gynaecologist todetermine which problems to look for and how to prevent it. ·       

10. Visit your Doctor - Carry a record of your medical conditions, family history and achecklist of your queries. Get tested for Blood Group, Thalassemia, HIV,Thyroid Levels, and Blood Sugars. 

Now lets see the habits that are harmful and should be completely avoided: 

1. Smoking  can cause low-birth weight babies, preterm deliveries, and 10% of all infant deaths. So quit smoking

2. Drinking  Alcohol – There is no safe amount of alcohol to consume while you are pregnant. Recreational drug  use during periconception  period can increase the chance of miscarriage, low birth-weight, premature births, developmental delays, and behavioral and learning problems.

 3. Prescription Drugs – There are many prescription drugs that are teratogenic (cause birth defects). Talk with your healthcare provider about any and all prescription drugs you are taking.  

4. Avoid Exposure to - Harmful chemicals, metals and toxic substances at workplace and home that could be potentially teratogenic. For example, most studies show that the greatest risk of  exposure to pesticides     is during the first three to eight weeks of the first trimester when the neural tube( that gives rise to     future brain and spinal cord development is occurring.) This is often before a woman knows she is pregnant.  

5. Protect yourself from infections. Stay away from cats Stress – Stress has been linked to delayed or missed periods which can cause difficulty tracking ovulation and getting pregnant. 

6. Limit your amount of stress as much as possible. You may find it helpful to employ relaxation techniques or yoga to help moderate your stress level. You might need to change your work hours or may be change the job profile. You will also need someone to help you out with the household chores  around this time. 

7. Herbs – Most herbs and herbal remedies are not mandated by the FDA, and therefore,there is little to no research on the effect they have on pregnancy. Discuss any herbal or natural remedies you may be using     with your healthcare provider.

8. Caffeine – Few studies have shown that there may be an increase in miscarriages among women who consume more than 200 mg   (one 12oz cup of coffee) a day versus those who do not consume any caffeine.

At the end if you follow the above guidelines you can have relatively  trouble free pregnancy and a healthy baby  that every pregnant woman aspires for.

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Skin Aging - Mistakes That Can Result Into It!

PG Dip Dermatology (London), Fellow Aesthetic Medicine (Germany) , D.M.C.H, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Skin Aging - Mistakes That Can Result Into It!

There are a variety of aspects of skin care that have to do with elements and habits that are outside the products and treatments one may use in order to get youthful looking skin and retain its natural glow. Here is a list of five mistakes that may be aging your face despite the best efforts in terms of skin care. Banish these habits today to ensure that you do not end up with wrinkles and fine lines prematurely.

  1. Make Up: While there is nothing wrong with using make up on a regular basis, the cardinal sin that many of us commit includes not cleaning the make up properly before we hit the bed. Many of us are so tired by the end of the day that we end up sleeping with our mascara and lipstick still on. The ingredients of such products can greatly alter the quality of your skin if left on for too long. You will need to allow your skin to breathe without any layers of make up so that your dead cells can get replenished and the elasticity of the skin is retained.
  2. Sun Exposure: Prolonged sun exposure without proper protection like a proper sun screen can lead to long term damage and skin diseases too. Not only should we remain in the shade with a large floppy hat whenever we are out in the sun, but we should also do a little research and get the best SPF possible that will also suit our skin. Also, we should avoid staying the sun for too many hours in a row.
  3. Hydration: Many of us make the mistake of having sugary drinks and other beverages when the skin actually needs plenty of water for proper hydration. The skin tends to get dehydrated quickly because of the constant exposure to the world outside and all its micro particles that we catch from pollution and general dirt and grime. Therefore, it is important to replenish the skin with the clear goodness of natural water rather than drinking too many sugary beverages that can harm the collagen and break it down in the long run.
  4. Sleep: Late nights at work or play can both be extremely detrimental for the skin as the skin needs some rest in order to get the regeneration process going in a smooth manner. Tired looking skin with dark circles can give way to crow's feet and fine lines that look very unbecoming on a young person.
  5. Too Many products: Ensure that you use only a few products for a prolonged period, rather than using too many products and changing them often. This will keep the skin looking fresh and young.
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Can Relaxation Help Premature Ejaculation?

Can Relaxation Help Premature Ejaculation?

Premature Ejaculation (PE) is considered when a man can't 'last' for longer than five minutes. It is the release or ejaculation of semen sooner than he would like during a sexual encounter with his partner. Premature ejaculation can be a result of several physical and psychological factors.

If the condition has become a cause of worry for you, then these tips can come to your rescue:

  1. Avoiding substance abuse: Doctors usually recommend avoiding excessive consumption of alcohol so that the senses are more alert. Also, one must completely avoid smoking in such conditions, as tobacco can have an adverse effect on the sexual health of a person. Other substance abuse should also be avoided.
  2. Relaxation techniques: One can practise breathing exercises and other relaxation techniques including meditation that can help in distracting the mind so that there is less scope of anxiety. This can also help in putting the patient in the right frame of mind where he can actually enjoy the process of sexual activity from stimulation to excitement to peak and orgasm.
  3. Kegel exercises: Kegel exercises can help both men and women with their sexual problems. In men, these help to strengthen the pubococcygeus muscle by repeated contraction and relaxation. The pubococcygeus muscle helps to control urination too. If you use the same technique when you are close to an orgasm, you can delay your ejaculation.
  4. Squeeze technique: This technique is used to reduce excessive and rapid rate of arousal. When you are close to orgasm, you can squeeze the base of the penis to curb the erection somewhat so that it can build up again. This will automatically delay ejaculation. It is a good idea to practice this technique on your own first and then try it with your partner.
  5. Reduce stress: The stress hormones in your body prevent the secretion of testosterone which is responsible for your sex drive. Alcohol, tobacco or nicotine and other illegal drugs used to combat stress can also have an adverse effect on your sexual arousal and cause premature ejaculation.
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