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Top Reasons Why You Should Bathe Regularly!

Top Reasons Why You Should Bathe Regularly!

While many of us wish we could stay under the shower all day in the summers, winters and lazy Sundays find many of us making excuses to skip a shower. However, having a shower not only keeps you clean, but also plays an important part in keeping you healthy and fit. According to Ayurveda, a morning shower is an essential part of the daily routine and is considered as a therapeutic activity.

Here are a few reasons you should never skip a morning shower.

  1. Calms your muscles: A shower reduces tension in your muscles and can help relax sore muscles. It also helps increase flexibility and muscle elasticity. If you’ve slept awkwardly and woken up with a stiff neck, a shower can help ease the stress and make you more comfortable. Thus, a simple shower could save you a visit to the physiotherapist.
  2. Boosts blood circulation: Showering with warm water increases blood circulation and ensures that even cells in your extremities receive nutrition. Increased blood circulation also reduces pressure on your heart and protects you against a number of cardiovascular ailments.
  3. Boosts the immune system: The core function of taking a shower is to clean the body. This reduces the number of bacteria and fungal cells that can infect you. A cold shower also stimulates the vascular and lymph system and promotes the production of white blood cells that fight infections. Showering also helps eliminate toxins that are released along with sweat.
  4. Elevates the mood: If you’re feeling blue, a shower may be what you need. Having a cold water shower activates the nervous system and increases the amount of chemicals such as beta-endorphins and noradrenaline in the blood. These chemicals help fight depression and elevate the mood. Additionally, a cold water shower also sends electrical impulses that have an anti-depressive effect from the brain.
  5. Improves lung functionality: When you put your head under water, you are forced to breathe differently. Showering makes you take a deep breath and hold it in for a few seconds before exhaling. This action opens up your lungs and increases your oxygen intake.
  6. Makes you more sociable: It’s simple; when you bathe, you smell good. This makes people want to be around you and it boosts your confidence. You’re also less worried about your hair looking oily or your shoulders being dusted with dandruff when you’ve taken a shower and hence, you can focus your attention on conversations.

Therefore, many health problems can be averted if you take a shower daily.

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Haemoglobin - Diet To Enhance It!

Haemoglobin - Diet To Enhance It!

Haemoglobin is a protein rich in iron and is found in red blood cells. The main function of haemoglobin is to carry oxygen throughout the body. In other words, it carries oxygen from the lungs to the other parts of the body so that the cells can carry on with their basic functions. It also carries carbon dioxide back to the lungs from those cells so that this gas can be exhaled.

Haemoglobin is important for maintaining a healthy life. The normal levels of haemoglobin in the human body include:

• 14-18g/dl for adult men
• 12-16g/dl for adult women

Foods that improve haemoglobin:

  1. Consume iron-rich food products: According to the National Anaemia Action Council, lack of iron is the most common cause behind low haemoglobin levels. To improve iron content in your blood, you can take asparagus, tofu, almonds, oysters, fortified breakfast cereals, liver, red meat, shrimp, spinach, dates and lentils. However, consult your doctor for the right intake, as too much consumption of iron may be harmful to your health.
  2. Improve your vitamin C intake: Absorption of iron is improved if vitamin C is taken in adequate quantities. Lemon, tomatoes, papaya, oranges, strawberries, bell peppers, broccoli, grapefruit, etc. are some of the fruits that are rich in vitamin C. In fact, if there is a deficiency of vitamin C in our blood, haemoglobin levels go down. You may also take vitamin supplements to improve haemoglobin in your body, but consult a doctor first.
  3. Focus on food items rich in folic acid: This acid is basically vitamin B complex, which is required to make red blood cells. Food products that are rich in folic acid include rice, liver, breakfast cereals, sprouts, dried beans, wheat germ, peanuts etc. A diet comprising 200-400 milligrams of foliates is enough to supplement your Vitamin B needs.
  4. Include beetroot as a part of your diet: Rich in iron, folic acid, fibres and potassium, beetroot helps in augmenting haemoglobin levels. Drinking beetroot juice daily increases the iron content in your red blood cells.
  5. Have apples: They are rich in iron and if you have an apple daily, then your haemoglobin level will improve significantly. If possible, take a green apple with its skin. Apple juice mixed with beetroot juice has a marked effect on haemoglobin levels. You can also add some ginger or lemon juice to this mixture and have the concoction twice a day.
  6. Eat blackstrap molasses: This food is rich in iron, vitamin, folic acid etc and improves the haemoglobin level in your blood. Take 2 tablespoons of blackstrap molasses and apple cider vinegar each, mix them in a cup of water and drink this concoction once a day.
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Emotionally Upset - 10 Ways You Can Get Over It!

Emotionally Upset - 10 Ways You Can Get Over It!

Life has its ups and downs, but often we hold on to the downs for much longer than the actual event. While the trigger or anger, pain and hurt are beyond our control, the amount it can affect us is well within reach. Here are a few ways to cope better with emotional upsets.

  1. Give yourself a window to be upset: Be realistic and give yourself a time frame to give in to your emotions. Whether, angry, sad or frustrated tell yourself that you have only 1 day to be upset. In a way, this will diffuse the anger, frustration and once this time is over, you can start planning ahead.
  2. Take responsibility: Try analysing what you may have done to make the other person react in the way he or she did. Focus on what you could have done better and you will find yourself feeling more empowered.
  3. Get physical: Exercise and other forms of physical activity decrease stress hormones and increases the productions of endorphins or happy hormones that elevate the mind. Exercising also gives you time to focus on yourself without distractions.
  4. Express yourself: Whether it’s through art or writing, find an outlet for your emotions. This keeps it from being bottled up inside and gets the pain and frustration out of your system.
  5. Breathe: Breathing techniques like ujayii and anulom vilom can help calm the mind down when it is troubled and upset. These breathing techniques also keep your emotions from escalating.
  6. Get company: It is never a good idea to isolate yourself when you’re feeling blue. Instead, find people who you can open up to and share your thoughts with. This will give you a fresh perspective on what is going on.
  7. Look at both sides: No event is ever completely bad. No matter what may be troubling you look at both the good and bad sides of it. This can help minimise your loss and make it easier to let go of the problem.
  8. Do something different: The best way to get your mind off something is to give it something else to focus on. If you’re troubled by something that happened at work, go for a drive or play a sport. Similarly, if you’re having relationship trouble, go out with a few friends or read a book to take your mind off it.
  9. Visualize: Imagine the person or the event that is upsetting you as an object in your mind and visualise it melting away. Remind yourself that the anger or frustration you are feeling is worse than the person or event itself.
  10. Clean up: Organise your desk, your room or start cleaning up space around you. This will take attention away from whatever is troubling you and give you something to do.
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What Should You Do To Control Your Diabetes?

What Should You Do To Control Your Diabetes?
For diabetic patients, missing out on prescribed medicines is at times beneficial. True or False. Take this quiz to know now
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I am 38 year old & I have sugar issue since last 8 years, its vary between 150--200 of pp & 180--220 after lunch, since last two years I am taking glycomet gp 1 tablet twice in day i.e after lunch & after dinner. Along with medicine, walking daily morning around 2.5 km. Pls advise about how to reduce sugar level around 100--130.

I am 38 year old & I have sugar issue since last 8 years, its vary between 150--200 of pp & 180--220 after lunch, sin...
You should try to keep your fasting blood sugar around 100 (you have not mentioned it) and pp means 2 hours after food 150-170. You need to adjust your medicines. Please consult a physician.
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Since 6 - 8 months its taking too much time to get erection and even if it erect it will not be strong enough and not lasting for minimum time, I am diabetic since 4 yrs. And I am 57 years old. What may I do which tablet I have to take? Any herbal tablet like tentex royal would help me if its so for how many days to take these tablets or may you suggest some thing else.

Since 6 - 8 months its taking too much time to get erection and even if it erect it will not be strong enough and not...
Hello, thanks for the query. Erectile dysfunction (ed), is one of the most common complications of diabetes. It occurs due to the damage to microvasculature supplying the penile muscles. If blood glucose levels are not in good control (fasting < 100 mg or closer to 100 mg, pp 150 to 170 mg & hba1c% < 6.8%), then ed is seen quite often. There is no mention of your blood glucose control at all. It is necessary to look at overall treatment, including above details, diet pattern, the extent of daily exercise, weight & height. The tablet mentioned (by you) may be tried. There is no proven clinical evidence. There are other drugs called pde - iv inhibitors which can be beneficial. Thanks.
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My sister is bruising real quick after just a slight touch, and the bruise just washes away. It's usually red and purple and it happens everywhere.

My sister is bruising real quick after just a slight touch, and the bruise just washes away. It's usually red and pur...
Your sister had what is called dermatographia and it is not an issue to treat and the body naturally. Dermatographia is a condition also known as skin writing. When people who have dermatographia lightly scratch their skin, the scratches redden into a raised wheal similar to hives. These marks usually disappear within 30 minutes dermatographia is most often treated with antihistamines to reduce itchiness and overall discomfort. There's no cure for this condition, although the symptoms don't last long. Rare cases require more in-depth medical treatment from a dermatologist.
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I am 22 years old. I feel I'm totally disturbed mentally and emotionally. I really want to change my self and help my self.

I am 22 years old. I feel I'm totally disturbed mentally and emotionally. I really want to change my self and help my...
Hi you can take bach flower remedy and restore you emotional and mental balance without any side effects. These are medicines prepared from flowers that heals emotional trauma hope this helps.
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Laser Hair Removal - Must Know Things About It!

Laser Hair Removal - Must Know Things About It!

Laser hair removal is a permanent hair removal method that makes use of laserbeams to reach the hair follicles before the light from the beam is absorbed by the same. This method is preferred by people who do not want to go in for traditional methods like waxing, tweezing and epilating as these require regular sessions and may not always be convenient.

So, here's all you need to know about laser hair removal:

  1. Precision: The laser beam that is set on to the skin gets absorbed by the pigment present in the hair follicles. Each pulse of this laser will take a nano second to treat many follicles at one time. The areas like the upper lip and the bikini line can be treated in a matter of minutes. 
  2. Duration: Most people going through this treatment will require at least five to seven sessions so as to attain permanent hair loss
  3. Preparation: The procedure does not merely consist of a process that zaps the unwanted hair. Considerable preparation has to go into it, especially since it a long term treatment method. Avoid waxing or electrolysis at least six weeks before the treatment as this may make the skin tender. Also, since the laser beams affect the hair roots that it can catch, it is best to have them grown out so that the procedure is more effective. Also, you will need to limit your time in the sun before going in for the procedure. 
  4. Trimming: Before the procedure actually starts, the hair will require trimming. A few millimetres will be removed, just above the surface of the skin. 
  5. Adjustments: Once the trimming is done, the laser equipment will be trained on your skin for a process of adjustment which will involve studying and adjusting as per the colour, thickness and the site of hair removal. Also, the adjustment will be done in terms of the skin colour.
  6. Protection: Before the laser pulses are administered, the expert will need to wear eye protection and cover the site of hair removal with a cooling gel that will protect the skin. Also, a test pulse will be administered on to a small patch first, in order to see if there is any reaction or inflammation.
  7. Aftermath: After the procedure, the application of anti-inflammatory creams and lotions will take place, following which the next session will be scheduled. Usually, the next session will be three to four weeks later.

I am having moles type something on my inner thighs and back near the ass hole. Whenever I try to pull them, it gets plucked and a little blood comes out but no itching and no pain. Please help.

I am having moles type something on my inner thighs and back near the ass hole. Whenever I try to pull them, it gets ...
Take medicine for removing its recurrence tendency. Such type of things are not good sign for body and don't plucked it. It disturb its normal structure.
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Hai sir I am too heavy weight 87.8 age 18 what I do to take care of my health and loss weight and a wonder ful structure to maintain plss tell me about that.

Hai sir I am too heavy weight 87.8 age 18 what I do to take care of my health and loss weight and a wonder ful struct...
Hi, for good weight loss you need to follow healthy well balanced diet ◆ exercise regularly ◆ have small and frequent meals ◆ have plenty of water ◆ have early dinner, keep gap of 3 hours in b/w dinner and sleep for personalised diet chart you can contact me on dietofy solutions.
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I wanna to lose my weight, m doing exercise properly but I can't find its working. I need diet planing wht I should eat nd how many times I should eat.

I wanna to lose my weight, m doing exercise properly but I can't find its working. I need diet planing wht I should e...
First of all you should change your eating habits like 1. Don't take tea empty stomach. Eat something like a banana (if you are not diabetic) or any seasonal fruit or soaked almonds and a glass of water first thing in the morning (within 10 mins of waking up). No only biscuits or rusk will not do. 2. Don't overeat 3. Take your breakfast every day. Don't skip it. You should eat whatever your mother or grandparent eat in bfast. I mean to say whatever is your traditional food. If punjabi eat paratha, if belongs to south then take idli/ dosa etc. 4. Have light meals every 2 hours (in addition to your breakfast, lunch n dinner) e.g. Nariyal paani, chaach, a handful of dry fruits, a handful of peanuts, seasonal fruit (eat whole fruit not juice), a cup of curd/milk etc 5. Finish your dinner at least 2 hours before going to sleep. Take simple food like rice n dal in dinner. 6. Avoid fast foods n fried foods7. Take a lot of green vegetables n fruit. 8. Drink lot of water9. Everyday preferably sleep on same time 10. Maintain active life styleeating every 2 hours increases basal metabolic rate also. If you follow this over a period of time you will see that your intake of food has decreased exercise in the form of yoga, cycling, swimming, gymming, walking etc. Now about point no. 10. You should join a gym for weight training. Do it 2-3 times a week with at least 48 hours in between 2 sessions. Other days you can do cardio exercises. For more details you can consult me.
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Hi. Dr. I want to gain my muscle size naturally. Which ayurvedic supplements are best for musical gain, strength and recovery.

Hi. Dr. I want to gain my muscle size naturally.
Which ayurvedic supplements are best for musical gain, strength and ...
Hi lybrate-user, thank you for your question. As you have mentioned that you need to gain muscle size naturally then I will suggest you go with natural sources for proteins like milk, pulses,tofu, sattu, paneer, eggs. And a healthy muscle gain is possible when you are regular with weight training and also eating a healthy diet throughout the day. As both diet and exercises go hand in hand. And as for muscle gain proteins need to increase you need to make sure that you are eating enough proteins not extra not less. As anything extra can increase unwanted fats.
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Hair Transplant Surgery - Know Merits Of It!

Hair Transplant Surgery - Know Merits Of It!

Hair transplantation surgery is a procedure where the hair follicles are taken from a donor site (usually the side or back of the head) and implanted on the recipient site that is on the area of baldness. This is a common treatment for men with androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness) where the hair follicles reduce due to the influence of androgenic hormones. It can also help women with female pattern baldness.

Many people have reservations about the procedure but hair transplantation comes with a number of advantages, such as:

1. Natural growth after surgery

The biggest and most obvious benefit of hair transplantation is that it improves your physical appearance and eliminates the problem of balding completely. This is because the implanted hair follicles continue their natural growth process after they have been transplanted. So, your hair does not look artificial.

Premature bald spots often result in low self-esteem and self-confidence issues which can be effectively addressed by the surgery.

2. Uniform distribution of hair follicles

Hair transplantation with latest techniques gives a natural distribution of hair and proper coverage of bald areas

3. Easy procedure and no side effects

The operation is done under local anaesthesia. You will feel no pain throughout the procedure. Very comfortable procedure and you will be awake throughout the procedure. This surgery is done at the level of skin and this is not related to the brain. There are no side effects of this surgery. Today, the surgeons mostly use micro grafts which are placed in such a way that all bald spots are covered with minimal effort.

4. One time procedure

Hair transplantation is the only permanent solution for baldness. No medical treatment for baldness is permanent. Once the hair transplantation has been done, it lasts a lifetime.Since the grafts are made of your own hair, they continue to grow naturally throughout your life allowing you to cut or style your hair as you wish.