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Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet

Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Rusi Remedies P Ltd
Medicine composition: Ofloxacin, Ornidazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet is an antibiotic drug that fights against bacterial infections. It is used in the treatment of infections that are caused by bacteria, such as chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhea, Chlamydia, anthrax and plague. This anti-biotic also treats bacterial infections of the skin, ears, eyes, sinus, pelvis, urinary tract, bladder, cervix, urethra and the respiratory system.

Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet inhibits the production of certain enzymes in the DNA of a bacteria, which are necessary for the survival and growth of this bacterial infection. Therefore, this antibiotic drug fights against bacterial infections by killing the bacteria and inhibiting the process of bacterial cell division.

Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet is an antibiotic medicine that kills bacteria and hinders their growth. This antibiotic is a part of a class of drugs called fluoroquinolones, which work to treat infections that have been caused by bacteria. It is highly effective in treating conditions such as infectious diarrhea, cellulitis, prostatitis, plague, pneumonia and tuberculosis. Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet also helps treat bacterial infections of the urethra, cervix, urinary tract, bladder, bones, skin, ears, nose and eyes.

Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet fights against both Gram-negative as well as Gram-positive bacteria. It damages double stranded bacterial DNA and hinders DNA relaxation, thus inhibiting the synthesis of bacterial DNA. In this way, Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet inhibits the process of cell division for bacterial DNA, which helps you to get rid of a bacterial infection.

Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet is available in the form of tablets or capsules that are taken orally, in the form of eye or ear drops and can also be injected intravenously. It is advisable to take this medication only under the strict guidelines of your doctor. Follow this prescription through until the course is complete, even if the symptoms disappear. You should not skip a dose and avoid taking an extra tablet to make up for it.

It is possible for some people to experience a few common side effects from taking Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet like headaches, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, trouble sleeping and dry mouth. These side effects are minor and may not require medical attention, unless they persist for over a week. However, there are certain severe side effects such as hallucinations, tendonitis, mood swings, anxiety, irregular heartbeat, fatigue and a numbing sensation of the feet or hands. Not everyone experiences these side effects, it occurs only in a few cases. If you do experience any of these side effects, seek medical help immediately. If you are allergic to Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet, you might experience symptoms such as itchiness, swollen tongue, face, throat, hands or feet, trouble breathing and rashes. You should stop taking this medicine as soon as you manifest any of these symptoms and contact your doctor immediately.

Some people are more likely to face harmful side effects, if they also suffer from other conditions like brain disorders, seizures, heart conditions, kidney problems, myasthenia gravis, liver disease, epilepsy, tendonitis, an antibiotic allergy, bone disorders and problems of the joints. It is advisable to inform your doctor of these conditions beforehand, if he/she recommends taking Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet. It is advisable for pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding and children below 16 years, to avoid taking this antibiotic, since it can lead to harmful consequences.

Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia which is a most common type of lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae.
Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bronchitis which is an inflammation in lungs caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and some Mycoplasma Pneumonia.
Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Pyelonephritis which is a type of kidney infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of cystitis which is a bladder infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland that produces semen) caused by Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas and Enterococcus species.
Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Gonococcal infection which is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
Joint infection
Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bone and joint infections caused by Enterobacter cloacae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Pneumonia with cystic fibrosis
Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Pneumonia with Cystic Fibrosis (an inherited disease that causes thick mucus to build up in the lungs and promotes the growth of bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus and Hemophilus influenzae).
Avoid taking Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet if you have a known allergy to this medicine or any other medicines belonging to the class fluoroquinolones.
Tendinitis or tendon rupture
Avoid taking this medicineif you have a past history of tendinitis or tendon rupture after using Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet.
Avoid taking this medicine if you have a past or family history of suffering from Myasthenia Gravis (weakness and rapid fatigue of muscles under voluntary control).
In addition to its intended effect, Double O 200 Mg/500 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.
Diarrhea Major Common
Abdominal Pain Major Rare
White patches in the mouth or on the tongue Major Rare
Joint Pain Major Rare
Black or tarry stools Major Rare
Fever with chills Major Rare
Chest tightness Major Rare
Ringing or buzzing in the ears Major Rare
Muscle pain Major Rare
Numbness of the hands Major Rare
Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet Major Rare
Running nose Minor Less Common
Sneezing Minor Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for a duration of 12 to 20 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 2 hours of administration of the dose.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Use of this medicine is not recommended in pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of the doctor.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendency has been reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Use of this medicine is not recommended in women who breastfeed due to the adverse effect on development of the infant's joints. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of the doctor. Avoid breastfeeding for about 3 to 4 hours to decrease the infant's risk exposure. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea, diaper rash is necessary.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Mankind Pharma Ltd
Corona Remedies Pvt Ltd
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Sunij Pharma Pvt Ltd
Aaron Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
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Wisdom Pharma Pvt. Ltd
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Panacea Biotec Ltd
Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Galpha Laboratories Ltd
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Nodysis Pharma Pvt Ltd
PCI Pharmaceuticals
Punjab Formulations Ltd
Parenteral Drugs India Ltd
Icon Pharma & Surgicals Pvt Ltd
Parasol Laboratories
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Stedman Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
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Iatros Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Omega Remedies Pvt Ltd
Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Brawn Laboratories Ltd
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Skymax Laboratories Pvt Ltd
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Unison Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
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Leben Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Baksun Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Sysmed Laboratories Pvt Ltd
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Hetero Drugs Ltd
Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd
Vance Health Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Anhox Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Faith Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Siesta Pharmaceuticals
Reliance Formulation Pvt Ltd
Skymax Life Science Pvt Ltd
Calibar Pharmaceuticals
Hetero Drugs Ltd
Vanguard Therapeutics Pvt Ltd
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Kanad Labs
Maneesh Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Kaiser Drugs Pvt Ltd
Ravian Life Science Pvt Ltd
Abbott India Ltd
Unimax Laboratories pvt Ltd
S H Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Maneesh Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Divine Lifecare Pvt Ltd
Ceras Pharmaceutical
Udik Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Hi Tech Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Concur Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd
Uniprogen Biotech Pvt Ltd
Synokem Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Winsome Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Innovative Pharmaceuticals
Cure Quick Pharmaceuticals
Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd
El-Dorado Bio-Tech Pvt Ltd
Allentis Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Avinash Health Products Pvt Ltd
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Targof Pure Drugs Td
Galpha Laboratories Ltd
Hippo Labs Pvt Ltd
Tablets India Limited
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Diverse Health Services
Axis Labs Pvt Ltd
Wens Drugs India Pvt Ltd
Nordic Pharma Ltd
Lincoln Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Alchemist Life Science Ltd
Flamingo Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medoz Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd
Leo Pharmaceuticals
Aglowmed Drugs Pvt. Ltd.
Ratchet Biotech Pvt Ltd
Biostrass Health Sciences Pvt Ltd
Dial Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Pinenut Life Care India Pvt Ltd
Midas Healthcare Ltd
Icpa Health Products Ltd
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Lancer Health Care Pvt Ltd
J B Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Atopic Laboratories
Ind Swift Laboratories Ltd
East African India Remedies Pvt Ltd
Corona Remedies Pvt Ltd
Acron Pharmaceuticals
Resilient Cosmecueticals Pvt Ltd
Aegis Prescriptions Pvt Ltd
Foregen Healthcare Ltd
Dr. Johns Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Caplet India Pvt Ltd
Unicure India Pvt Ltd
Zydus Cadila
Mac Remedies Pvt Ltd
Euphoric Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Helios Pharmaceuticals
Idem Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Entod Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Marc Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Ramose Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Syncom Formulations I Limited
Paras Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
J B Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Pacific Drugs & Chemicals
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Yash Pharma Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Unitech Health Care Pvt. Ltd.
Moreish Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Moraceae Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd
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Kenn Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Mapra Laboratories Pvt Ltd
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Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
GRAF Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Medley Pharmaceuticals
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Thrift Pharmaceuticals
Dupen Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Aarpik Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
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Vintage Labs Pvt Ltd
Scortis Lab Pvt Ltd
Sresan Pharmaceuticals
Ravian Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Kinedex Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Symbiotic Drugs
Stadmed Pvt Ltd
Siomond Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Zaneka Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Aptus Pharma Pvt Ltd
Rhombus Pharma Pvt Ltd
Biomax Biotechnics Pvt Ltd
Medispan Ltd
Genesis Biotech Inc
Omega Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Khandelwal Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Albatross Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Ceras Pharmaceutical
Kamron Laboratories Ltd
Litaka Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Meridian Enterprises Pvt Ltd
Dakshinamurti Pharma Pvt. Ltd.
Health Care Formulations Pvt Ltd
Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
Med Manor Organics Pvt Ltd
Bioguard Organics Ltd
Wincare Remedies
M D C Pharmaceuticals P Ltd
Sifco Pharma
S V Biovac Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Maneesh Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Nitro Organics
Meyer Organics Pvt Ltd
Novartis India Ltd
Agron Remedies Pvt Ltd
Stadchem Of India
Strides shasun Ltd
Unichem Laboratories Ltd
Cure Quick Pharmaceuticals
Alde Medi Impex Ltd
Sanify Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Life Line Biotech Ltd
Radicura Pharma pvt ltd
Marc Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Almet Corporation Ltd
Unimarck Healthcare Ltd
Acme Pharmaceutical
Indchemie Health Specialities Pvt Ltd
Ravenbhel Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Minova Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Waves Bio-Tech Pvt Ltd
Morepen Laboratories Ltd
Kentreck Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Ravian Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Indoco Remedies Ltd
Pacific Drugs & Chemicals
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Cachet Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Mankind Pharma Ltd
Primus Remedies Pvt Ltd
Intel Pharmaceuticals
Organic Laboratories
Nodysis Pharma Pvt Ltd
Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Embiotic Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Obsurge Biotech Ltd
Colinz Laboratories Ltd
Lupin Ltd
Indian Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Dutch Remedies
Shrinivas Gujarat Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Triton Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Mac Millon Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Torque Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Shrinivas Gujarat Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Genecia Healthcare
Seagull Labs (I) Pvt Ltd
Southshourne Corporation India
Medicross Pharmaceuticals
Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Swiss Pharma Pvt Ltd
Vilco Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Maxamus International
Queen Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Aurz Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Jenburkt Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Emcee Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Wallace Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Algen Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Times Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
BestoChem Formulations India Ltd
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
TTK Healthcare Ltd
Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Dr Reddy s Laboratories Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medley Pharmaceuticals
Group Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Micro Labs Ltd
Khandelwal Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Abbott India Ltd
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Franco-Indian Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Pebble Pharmaceutical
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Shreya Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Zydus Cadila
Ornate Labs Pvt Ltd
Alliaance Biotech
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Lupitas Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Scortis Lab Pvt Ltd
Stallion Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Adcock Ingram Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Fitwel Pharmaceuticals Private Limited
Emami Frank Ross Ltd
Lifeon Pharmaceuticals
Indoco Remedies Ltd
Are there any missed dose instructions?
The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
United States
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
Central nervous system disorders Major
If you suffer from CNS disorder and you take Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet, then you may experience tremors, restlessness, anxiety, confusion and hallucinations. Avoid consuming caffeine containing products like coffee, chocolates and energy drinks.
Colitis Major
Avoid taking Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet if you experience severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and blood in stools after taking the medicine. Inform the doctor if you have any gastrointestinal diseases. Drink adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration.
QT Prolongation Major
Avoid using Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet if you experience any chest discomfort. Regular cardiac function tests are to be performed if you have any heart disease (arrhythmia) or family history of heart disease.
Interaction with Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Dairy products Moderate
The desired effect of Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet is not observed if consumed with dairy products. There should be at least 2 hours gap between taking Double O 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet and dairy products.
Interaction with Medicine
Corticosteroids Major
You may experience pain, swelling, or inflammation in ankle, shoulder, hand, or thumb if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to occur in elderly population who have undergone a kidney or heart transplantation. Replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Escitalopram Major
You may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, or heart palpitations if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to happen if you suffer from any heart disease (Arrhythmia) or have a family history of Arrhythmia. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Quinidine Major
You may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, and heart palpitations if these medicines are used together. Regular cardiac function tests are to be performed if you have any heart disease (Arrhythmia) or a family history of Arrhythmia. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Antidiabetic medicines Moderate
You may experience hypoglycemic effects like dizziness, headache, nervousness, confusion, tremor and weakness if these medicines are used together. Hyperglycemic effects like increased thirst, urination and hunger are less likely to occur. Regular blood glucose checkups are to be performed if you are diabetic or has any kidney disease. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Aspirin Moderate
You may experience tremors, involuntary muscle movements, hallucinations, or seizures if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to happen if you have a history of seizures or family history of seizures. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Ethinyl Estradiol Moderate
The desired effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved if these medicines are used together. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

Popular Questions & Answers

My 5 months baby was removed by caesarean on Nov 3rd 2017 because of Anencephaly. Now I am 1 month pregnant is it ok or what should I do. But I need my second baby and I am 33 years old. My son is 5.8 years old. Is there any problem if I keep this baby.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DGO, Dip.Obst.(Ireland), FICOG
IVF Specialist, Delhi
My 5 months baby was removed by caesarean on Nov 3rd 2017 because of Anencephaly. Now I am 1 month pregnant is it ok ...
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Sprouted cereals and grains generally have double fold of Nutrients like Vitamin B & C.You can Sprout at home that is better option rather than having packet one.

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Diabetic Retinopathy - Important Facts You Must Know About!

MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS, FRCS
Ophthalmologist, Gurgaon
Diabetic Retinopathy - Important Facts You Must Know About!

Diabetes is a scourge that has been spreading like wildfire across the globe. It is one of the major public health concerns of the modern era. Diabetes not only causes damage to your internal organs but will also take a toll on your eyes if left unchecked. Retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts and blurry vision are common phenomena accompanying diabetes. 

You may not notice it at first. Symptoms can include:

  1. Blurry or double vision

  2. Rings, flashing lights, or blank spots

  3. Dark or floating spots

  4. Pain or pressure in one or both of your eyes

  5. Trouble seeing things out of the corners of your eyes

Thus Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exam plays an important role to detect it.

Here are some common Diabetic Eye Problems:

  1. Blurry Vision: Do things turn blurry for you at times? Well it is not your glasses which are at fault but your high blood sugar count swelling up the lens within your eye and changing your ability to see. In order to correct your vision, you need to try bringing your sugar level back to the optimal range, which is 70 to 130 milligrams per deciliter. Do call on a doctor if the situation persists or deteriorates further.

  2. Cataracts: Your eye lens is just like a camera that enables you to see through it by focusing on a particular object. If you have cataract, your otherwise clear lens gets shrouded a layer making it opaque and cloudy. You tend to face difficulties in the form of glares, blurred or clouded vision, and blind spots among other problems. Diabetics are prone to acquiring cataract much earlier than others, with the condition worsening subsequently. They are removed via surgery where your doctor substitutes your hazy lens with a new artificial one.

  3. Glaucoma: You eye transmits images to your brain through the optic nerve. Pressure may build up within the optic nerve resulting in damage and ultimately causing total or partial blindness. This is a fairly common disorder with diabetics and a large number of cases pertaining to blindness due to diabetes are caused by this. Usually, glaucoma can be treated with laser, surgery, eye drops or medicines.  It is important to visit a doctor as it can help stop the progression of the disorder much earlier.

  4. Diabetic Retinopathy: The retina is a cluster of cells behind your eyes that absorbs light and converts them into images that are sent to the brain via your optic nerve. High blood sugar count can actually wreak havoc on the tiny blood vessels within your retina giving rise to diabetic retinopathy. Symptoms may include blurry vision, seeing spots, blind spots and difficulty in low light or night time. Retinopathy can cause you to progressively go blind and thus it is imperative that you go for periodic check-ups and keep your diabetes under control.

Control and Prevention

If you have diabetes, you are not doomed to develop diabetic eye disease. Although you are at risk, you have the ability to control your diabetes so your vision is not compromised. Controlling diabetes requires you to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly. Follow some steps to help you control and preserve your vision:

  1. Taking your Medicines regularly as prescribed by your doctor. Skipping of medication may leads to irregular control and is more hazardous.

  2. Eating Right food is essential when trying to prevent or control diabetes. Eat a diet that is high in nutrients, low in fat and moderate in calories. A high-fiber diet with low glycaemic index foods (slow-release carbohydrates) will keep blood sugar steady and make you feel full. Although you do not need to eliminate sugar completely, you must limit sugar to a small serving. The good news is that as you cut sweets, your cravings will change and you will naturally desire more healthy foods.

  3. Keep your A1C level under 7%: A1C is a test you have during a visit to your endocrinologist to determine how well-controlled your diabetes has been during the previous 2-3 months. Keeping your blood glucose in this target range means less damage to the delicate blood vessels around your eyes.

  4. Control blood pressure and Cholesterol Levels: People with diabetes have a greater chance of having high blood pressure and Cholesterol, which can cause eye blood vessel damage.

  5. Regular Physical Exercise can help you control your blood sugar, increase fitness and reduce your risk for heart disease and nerve damage. You must track your blood sugar before, during and after exercise to prevent hypoglycaemia.

  6. Annual comprehensive eye exams: If you are pre-diabetic or diabetic, it is even more important to have Complete Dilated eye exam to initially get baseline recordings of the eye conditions and then regular yearly follow-up visits to monitor changes in your vision. If you notice blurred vision and you have had diabetes for a length of time, it might be a signal you need to keep tighter control of your glucose levels.

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How to Improve Sexual Health?

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
How to Improve Sexual Health?

How to Get a Bigger Penis and Harder Erections Without Exercises or Devices

Do you want to add inches to your penis?

Trust me, you are not alone. It's not a big secret that most men are unhappy with the size of their manhood and would love to have a few extra inches added to it.

Most men think that a bigger penis can help their women get more pleasure during intercourse. Though experts do not agree with this, a lot of women think that a longer penis can definitely increase pleasure. Not just this, a longer and thicker penis is also big turn on for most of such women.

Thankfully, penis enlargement is not a myth anymore. As a matter of fact, it is now possible to increase your penis size even without dangerous pumps and exercise routines.

Stretching devices are quite popular and they can help add inches to your penis girth and length. These devices are also called penis extenders and work on the principle of tissue expansion. Once you wear such a device on your penis, it exerts pressure slowly along the length of your penis and this expands the blood holding chambers of your penis or Corpora Cavernosa over time.

This is a slow drawn process and is takes a couple of months to add a few extra inches to your penis. However, the results are permanent. One of the most serious drawback of such devices is that they can lead to penile injury when used incorrectly. Not just this, local or substandard devices can lead to permanent tissue damage and can even make you impotent for life.

This is why, I do not recommend using such devices.

Yet another method of increasing penis size is with the help of exercises that are called Jelqs and Squeezes. Though such exercises can also be effective, you could injure your penis if you do them incorrectly.

One of the best and most effective ways to increase your penis size is with the help of natural pills that contain growth factors.

Such pills a big deviation from other male enhancement pills in the market. These pills not only increases testosterone production in the body but also increases HGH secretion naturally and safely.

A potent mix of ingredients stimulates growth in your penis by expanding the blood holding chambers.

Deer Antler Velvet is a powerful ingredient that comprises of growth factors that are even more potent than Insulin Growth Factor IGF1.

Studies have shown that Deer Antler Velvet along with other natural ingredients such as tribulus terrestris, yohimbe bark extract, l-arginine, horny goat weed, maca, ginkgo biloba etc. can stimulate penis growth.

Such pills cannot double your penis length but they can definitely add a few more inches safely and effectively. Most men have been able to gain up to 3 inches in penile length with the help of such pills within a few months.

Another benefit of such pills is that they can help increase blood flow to the penis too. This not only boosts your libido or sex drive but also helps you achieve instant and hard erections every time that you get intimate with your woman.

Herbs like horny goat weed, maca and ginkgo biloba work by increasing nitric oxide production in your body. Nitric oxide acts as a catalyst and helps smooth penile muscles relax so that blood vessels can dilate or expand, resulting in increased blood flow to the penis. This makes your penis hard and stiff.

Yet another benefit of such pills is that they can help increase your staying power too so that you can last longer in bed.

Furthermore, such pills can also help you recover quickly after ejaculation so that you can enjoy multiple sex sessions at a time. Good quality pills do not have negative side effects.

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Whooping Cough - 3 Most Effective Ways Homeopathy Can Treat It!

Homeopath, Varanasi
Whooping Cough - 3 Most Effective Ways Homeopathy Can Treat It!

Cough and cold are very daunting diseases for anyone out there. Especially for people who have a tendency of catching cold easily. Nobody likes to have a runny nose, vigorous cough and fever. But all these symptoms occur when anyone suffers from cough and cold. However, the symptoms get doubled when anyone suffers with Whooping cough. Though any kind of chronic cough can be severe enough but whooping cough is the most panic striking among them all. 

What is whooping cough?

Whooping cough begins with a little respiratory illness and includes runny nose, relentless cough. In later stages a development of vivid, copious mucus with the cough and the whoop sound while coughing develops. Whooping cough can be treated safely. If we look at the homeopathic treatment, there are various remedies for whooping cough. But first and foremost, it is very important to boost your immunity. Good immunity helps you to recover faster. Next you need to add nutrition to your diet, which are very important for your health. So intake green veggies and fruits as much as you can. Talking about the homeopathy treatment, yes there are some common homeopathic medicines available, which are prescribed for whooping cough. However, it depends upon individuals and their condition as to which one would be prescribed. 

Listed are homeopathic medicines for whooping cough:

  1. Antimonium tartaricum: This medicine is prescribed if anyone suffers with scanty and prolific cough along with difficulties in chest or lung. The patient may get mucus with cough, but it hardly comes out. As a result, the patient might end up vomiting in an effort to expel the mucus. The cough can be worse in this case, and the patient might feel breathless often. This medicine is prescribed in such a condition when the chest is filled with mucus, but it barely comes out. 
  2. Drosera: This medicine is prescribed when a person experiences convulsions of coughing and ends up having cyanosis and shortness of breathing. The cough will be worse, especially at night, and the patient may end up vomiting. There is a chance of getting cramps in feet and hands while coughing.
  3. Belladona: This is a very common medicine for whooping cough, which is usually prescribed in the early feverish stages of whooping cough. If taken properly, it can be effective in terms of curing the illness. 

Mostly in the coughing stage, patients may face violent cough with red nose and bulging out of eyes, there can be abdominal pain too. Severe irritation in larynx and headache too are noticed in this period. All the above mentioned homeopathic medicines are likely to be used in treating whooping cough infection.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Diet For Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD)

M.Sc - Dietitics/Nutrition, B.Sc - Dietitics/Nutrition, Diploma In Sports Science & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Diet For Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD)

A rising number of teenage girls in the country are getting affected with Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease or PCOD. Though an advanced menarche has become very rampant these days, there are many young women who are suffering from a delay in menarche which in turn is leading to PCOD as opined by gynaecologists. Obesity and sedentary lifestyle among young people have caused a rapid doubling of PCOD cases in the past five to eight years.

Occurrence and Symptoms:

Gynaecologists report that they get at least 15 fresh instances of PCOD cases, and a considerable number of teenagers aged 16-17 are not getting their menarche. Such patients are recommended to take a strictly balanced diet which will help them to lose weight. Initially, their mothers think that they would experience their menarche in proper time, but some girls are diagnosed with PCOD when taken to a family gynaecologist. Even worse, they could never imagine that their obesity can pave the way for such a grave health issue. PCOD can cause numerous other problems like delayed and irregular menses, rapid weight gain and tremendous difficulty in losing weight, developing acne and blocked skin pores.

Furthermore, it leads to thinning of hair and excessive growth of hair on chest, back and face. Infertility, continual miscarriage, high blood pressure and high blood sugar are also common with PCOD.

Help yourself with the right diet:

There is no proven evidence regarding the cause of PCOD though gynaecologists are of the opinion that some females possess a predisposition to this disease, and it may run hereditarily in the family. You can alleviate your PCOD symptoms to a considerable extent by regulating your diet properly.

Have loads of fruits and green leafy vegetables and try to abstain from dairy products as many experts believe that dairy products are a direct cause of an increase in insulin levels, which can aggravate skin troubles along with other PCOD symptoms. Avoiding red meat and eating lean meat instead will help the condition and reduce the chances of infertility. It is always recommended to avoid hydrogenated and saturated fats, which are normally found in animal and dairy-based food. Try to put a stop to cheese, cottage cheese, clarified butter, pork, lamb, beef, etc. and certain baked products like cookies, cakes and fudges as they will trigger a rise in your blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

The following dietary tips can be helpful with the condition:

  • High levels of the insulin hormone causes PCOS symptoms like high blood sugar, increased hair growth, weight gain etc. So, refined foods rich in fat and carbohydrates should be consumed in small amounts.
  • Whole foods in their natural, uncooked form should be consumed fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans etc. These are low glycemic foods that reduce the glucose circulation by insulin.
  • Intake of salt should be very limited. You should not consume more than 3 grams a day.
  • Green vegetables have antioxidants. These are good for women with PCOS because they have a high amount of oxidative stress.
  • Your daily diet should contain at least 30 grams of fiber to improve the digestion process and remove toxins.
  • Milk and dairy products are best avoided because milk helps to increase the level of testosterone (male hormone) in the body.
  • Soy products should also be avoided, especially if you are trying to conceive, because they interfere with the ovulation cycle.
  • Processed fat is harmful but essential fatty acids found in avocado, fish, olive oil and nuts are important for the body.
  • High levels of male hormones also cause high cholesterol. So foods which have high saturated fats like butter, cream, coconut oil and fatty meat should not be included in the regular diet of women with PCOS.
  • Protein-rich foods like lean meat, fish, legumes, whole grains are beneficial as protein can stabilize blood sugar. These foods also keep you feeling full and prevent over-eating.

PCOD is such a condition which you can never afford to overlook. If you had been facing any of the common symptoms, then it is probably time to pay a visit to a responsive gynaecologist.

Breast Cancer - Surgical Procedure For Treating It!

FIAGES, FMAS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Pune
Breast Cancer - Surgical Procedure For Treating It!

With the recent number of breast cancer cases on the rise, it is important that we should get the examination done on a regular basis as a preventive measure. Even if someone is suffering from it, it is important that we should make an effort and learn about.

If you have breast cancer then a surgery will be part of your treatment. Based on the condition, surgery will be carried out due to any of the following reasons:

  1. To remove the cancerous tissues from the breast
  2. To reconstruct the breast once the cancer is removed
  3. To check whether the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes below the arm
  4. To treat symptoms of cancer that has progressed to an advanced stage

Breast cancer surgery may be classified into two types

  1. Mastectomy: Mastectomy involves removing the entire breast; tissues in the adjoining region may also be removed. A double mastectomy is a procedure where both the breasts are removed.
  2. Breast-conserving surgery: In this surgery, only parts of the breast affected by cancer are removed. The area of the breast that is to be removed will depend on the severity of the cancer. Some healthy tissues may also be removed in this surgery.

Usually, if a woman is in the initial stages of cancer then she may opt for the latter as it entails removing parts of the breast. They may also undergo radiation therapy along with these surgeries.
For checking if the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes below the arm, the lymph nodes are removed from the body. Once they are removed, they are studied under a microscope to check if it has spread, if yes then the extent of their damage. This procedure is carried out along with the surgery to remove the cancer.

Once the mastectomy procedure is completed, you can opt for a breast reconstruction surgery to rebuild the area. You may opt for this procedure at the time of breast cancer removal or at a later stage. If you are considering breast reconstruction surgery then you should discuss it with your surgeon.

Surgery is sometimes not used to treat cancer, but in slowing the progression of cancer or even reducing its symptoms.It is important you talk to your surgeon before the procedure to understand the goal of the surgery.