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Overview

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a hormone that helps the egg in a woman?s ovary to develop normally. It stimulates the release of an egg during ovulation, treats infertility in women, pituitary gland disorder in young boys, undeveloped sexual traits in girls, and increases sperm count in men. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is directly injected under the skin or into a muscle.

You should avoid using Human Chorionic Gonadotropin if you are allergic towards it, if you are pregnant, if you have early puberty or hormone-related cancer. Avoid the consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine. Before starting the medication, inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions :

  • thyroid or adrenal gland disorder
  • an ovarian cyst
  • premature puberty
  • cancer or tumour of breast, uterus, ovary, hypothalamus, prostate or pituitary gland.
  • undiagnosed uterine bleeding
  • heart or kidney disease
  • epilepsy, migraines or asthma

A few side effects of using Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is severe pelvic pain, swelling of hands and legs, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, weight gain, diarrhoea, nausea or vomiting and urinating less than normal. Less serious side effects include headache, feeling restless and irritable, water weight gain, depression, breast swelling, and mild pain on site of injection.

Inform your doctor about any other medications you are taking to ensure the use of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is safe for you. It includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal remedies, vitamins and other dietary supplements. The dose of injection you receive would depend upon your gender and the condition being treated as per the prescription of your doctor.

Female infertility
This medicine is used to treat infertility in women who have not undergone menopause but are unable to conceive due to hormonal imbalances in the body.
Male infertility
This medicine is used to treat male infertility caused due to lack of specific hormonal secretion deficit in the body.
Cryptorchidism
This medicine is used to treat a condition in male children where the one of both the testes is not descended into the scrotal sac.
Allergy
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to gonadotropic medications.
Precocious Puberty
This medicine is not recommended for use in children who have attained puberty at a very early age.
Prostate Cancer
This medicine is not recommended for use if a male patient has cancer of the prostate or is suspected of having it.
In addition to its intended effect, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin 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.
Bloating Moderate Common
Stomach Pain Moderate Common
Pelvic Pain Moderate Less Common
Nausea or Vomiting Moderate Less Common
Rapid weight gain Moderate Rare
Allergic skin reaction Moderate Rare
Irritability Moderate Common
Enlargement of breasts Minor Less Common
Headache Minor Rare
Injection site pain Minor Less Common
Sleeplessness Minor Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The duration for which this medicine remains active in the body is 10-24 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The effect of this medicine is cumulative and the onset time can vary depending upon the intended use. The peak concentration in the body is achieved after 6 hours of intramuscular injection.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Use of this medicine in pregnant women is not recommended.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Use of this medicine by women who are breastfeeding is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. Special precautions should be taken while taking this medicine and breastfeeding should be discontinued during the course of treatment. Consult your doctor and discuss the risks and benefits before deciding to take this medicine.
Missed Dose instructions
Contact your doctor further instructions if you miss a scheduled dose of this medicine.
Overdose instructions
Contact your doctor if an overdose with this medicine is suspected.
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United States
Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Disease
Information not available.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Radioimmunoassay for gonadotropins Moderate
Report the use of this medicine to the doctor before undergoing this test to determine the levels of gonadotropins especially Luteinizing hormone. Use of this medicine can interfere with the test resullts.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Ganirelix Moderate
Report the use of ganirelix before receiving this medicine as the risk of decreased efficacy is fairly high. You may need dose adjustment and certain tests to determine if these medicines can be used safely. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am 22 year I want to increase my height and weight. Now I am 45 weight and l55 cm height any chances to increase.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I am 22 year I want to increase my height and weight. Now I am 45 weight and l55 cm height any chances to increase.
The homeopathic medicine acts mainly on three sites:- 1. Increase Growth Hormones Production a. The growth is not only dependent on genetic but hormones equally plays important role in body`s growth. b. Your growth potential reduces especially after puberty because your pituitary gland becomes inactive. Homoeopathic medicine stimulates the pituitary gland to increased production of natural level of growth hormones, which causes growth of the cartilaginous portions of the vertebrae and the long bones. 2. Cartilages Growth Al though most of your bones can`t grow any longer after puberty, the articular cartilages that connect many bones can still grow thicker. Besides the distal potion on each vertebrae, the distal end of Femur and the proximal end of Tibia each can grow up to an inch, which gives another 2 inches extra height. 3. Spinal Column Extension The Spinal column in upper body contributes significantly to r height because it accounts for 35% of total height. One important component of the spine is inter-vertebral discs. These discs are located between each of 33 vertebrae. On average, your total discs account for one-quarter the length of your vertebral column - 4.5 to 6 inches for most people. The thicker the discs, the longer your spinal column is and the taller you become. Homeopathic medicine allows your height by expanding the discs and lengthening your spine. Recent scientific research has proven that most young adults can still grow a few inches taller even after the bones in their lower body have become ossified. This is because besides the length of the femur bone, tibia bone, and other bones in the lower body, the length of the spinal column in the upper body also significantly contributes to human height. A homeopathic constitutional treatment will give you best results naturally You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance and permanent cure without any side effects
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It all started when I was in engineering 2nd year (july 2015) when friends starts passing taunts on me. One after one incident happened in my life. And day by day I was getting depressed. The more I was getting depressed, the more I was consuming ganja (weed) and the number of taunts, comments (comments which took my imagination to my history which hurted me) were also increasing. And also under the consumption of ganja I was losing my imagination power by every time imagining something which I did not wanted to. It was all over depression, ganja, taunts, uncontrollable imagination. Than in Feb 2017, I started facing very heavy constant headache, heavy head, sometimes shortness of breath, depression, irritability, inability to sit somewhere etc. This all gone continuously for few months than I have to leave my college due to this mental health. In August, my parents took me to psychiatrist and I came under medications and counselling, it was somewhat a relief for me because my headache reduced and I was relaxed somewhat and because I was getting my health back I was happy and consumed ganja (weed) continuously for three days. 1st day of three days I discovered what panic attack is? In my life, than on second day I took it like its ok it happens sometime and had panic attack on that day too. But 3rd day was another worst day of my life when the magnitude of panic attack was so high that I felt I will die and went running to hospital & was admitted in emergency ward of hospital, having a pipe going through my nose to lungs so that I can breathe. It was a heavy panic attack. But all did not went right, I was continuously taking medicines so side effects started taking place like abdominal swelling, weight gain etc. So I changed my psychiatrist in january 2017 and started taking another psychiatrist medicine but under the medication of this psychiatrist, at evening time I felt like I was drunk or in nisha of something. But due to the degree of psychiatrist I trusted him and continued his medicines thinking 'jo hoga dekha jayega' but suddenly after 1 month a huge panic attack came again and I was on bed continuously for 3 days. Than again I have to go back to my old psychiatrist. He gave me medicine, I was getting relaxed and started feeling good but again those side effects of abdominal swelling and overweight started arising. So next I decided to go to delhi (october 2017 starting) and take the best psychiatrist medicine, and he prescribed me with some medicine (prescription attached) .and now I am taking medicines but still those old symptoms of panic attacks, constant headache, heavy head, anxiety, depression, uncontrollable thinking, restlessness, sexual irritability etc is there... At last, I want to know, will I be ever cured in my life? Will I be able to breathe like normal human being, will I be able to live my life normally? Will I get normal someday? .How much time will it take me to get my health back and live a healthy life? .Please tell me, answer me. I am really depressed with this. Every night before sleeping I think how will I live another day with this health?

M.A in Clinical psychology, B.A - Psychology
Psychologist, Faridabad
It all started when I was in engineering 2nd year (july 2015) when friends starts passing taunts on me. One after one...
Hi, lybrate-user, I just went through your history as you taking treatment with some Dr. You did get some relief but again you start taking substance. You need counseling with expert. It's about how you see the world or situations. Happiness is within you. Check what is disturbing you most. Talk to friends, family and expert to counseled you Set some goals and plan accordingly. We all have our highs and lows in life. Lets get on a call and discuss things further. There are many solutions that I can provide you depending upon your problems. There is goal setting, hypnotherapy, personality building, improving confidence. Through these techniques all your problems will be solved.
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I am a 37 years old, single working woman. I work long hours during week and have a stressful life. What can I do to feel less stress and worry?

M.A in Clinical psychology, B.A - Psychology
Psychologist, Faridabad
I am a 37 years old, single working woman. I work long hours during week and have a stressful life. What can I do to ...
Hi, lybrate-user It's about how you see the world or situations. Happiness is within you. Check what is disturbing you most. Talk to friends, family and expert to counseled you Set some goals and plan accordingly. We all have our highs and lows in life. Lets get on a call and discuss things further. There are many solutions that I can provide you depending upon your problems. There is goal setting, relaxation improving confidence. Through these techniques all your problems will be solved. Your situation might be due to some event which had happened in the past and you might be feeling that you are being lonely or looked by all when in social setting. This starts a cycle of stress and not being able to work, you stop enjoying. You can take help of a psychologist who can help you in overcoming your fears and breaking this pattern /cycle and also go in for relaxation therapy to help in feeling relaxed in social situations.
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I am teenager how I manage my teeth, eye hair. Please some information about human habits. What benefits do exercise regularly.

MD DNB (Internal Medicine)
General Physician, Delhi
I am teenager how I manage my teeth, eye hair. Please some information about human habits. What benefits do exercise ...
Being Healthy is a way of life. So just maintain good hygeine, eat nutrious food. Don't overeat. Try to spent atleast 30 min. For your body health everyday. Ao that you get recharged for work.

How I suppose to increase my height, I am 23 years old, And want to increase my height, What are the diet s and any other things.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
How I suppose to increase my height, I am 23 years old, And want to increase my height, What are the diet s and any o...
The homeopathic medicine acts mainly on three sites:- 1. Increase Growth Hormones Production a. The growth is not only dependent on genetic but hormones equally plays important role in body`s growth. b. Your growth potential reduces especially after puberty because your pituitary gland becomes inactive. Homoeopathic medicine stimulates the pituitary gland to increased production of natural level of growth hormones, which causes growth of the cartilaginous portions of the vertebrae and the long bones. 2. Cartilages Growth Al though most of your bones can`t grow any longer after puberty, the articular cartilages that connect many bones can still grow thicker. Besides the distal potion on each vertebrae, the distal end of Femur and the proximal end of Tibia each can grow up to an inch, which gives another 2 inches extra height. 3. Spinal Column Extension The Spinal column in upper body contributes significantly to r height because it accounts for 35% of total height. One important component of the spine is inter-vertebral discs. These discs are located between each of 33 vertebrae. On average, your total discs account for one-quarter the length of your vertebral column - 4.5 to 6 inches for most people. The thicker the discs, the longer your spinal column is and the taller you become. Homeopathic medicine allows your height by expanding the discs and lengthening your spine. Recent scientific research has proven that most young adults can still grow a few inches taller even after the bones in their lower body have become ossified. This is because besides the length of the femur bone, tibia bone, and other bones in the lower body, the length of the spinal column in the upper body also significantly contributes to human height. A homeopathic constitutional treatment will give you best results naturally You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance and permanent cure without any side effects
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Popular Health Tips

3 Ways HIV/AIDS Can Be Transmitted!

MBBS, PG Diploma (HIV Medicines)
HIV Specialist, Surat
3 Ways HIV/AIDS Can Be Transmitted!

No matter how much information there is available about AIDS and HIV, the thought of it makes a person shudder. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV is the virus responsible for AIDS or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. This virus attacks the immune system and over time leaves the body defenseless against other infections and types of cancer. Till date, there is no cure for HIV or AIDS. However, what we do know is how the disease can be transmitted from one person to another. Knowing this enables us to control the transmission of the disease...

Unlike other viruses, HIV cannot be transmitted through air, water etc. This virus can only be transmitted through:

Blood-

Receiving blood transfusions from an HIV positive person is sure to put you at risk of suffering from the disease as well. For this reason, it is essential to only take blood from registered blood banks that run HIV screening tests. This holds true for organ and tissue transplants as well. Being stuck with an HIV infected needle can also put you at risk of coming in contact the virus. In some cases, direct contact between broken skin, wounds and mucus membranes can also lead to the transferring of HIV cells from one person to another. HIV does not spread through saliva, however, if while kissing, both partners suffer from bleeding gums and one partner is HIV positive, there is a risk of the transference of HIV from one person to the other.

Bodily fluids such as semen and vaginal fluids-

The only way to prevent the transmission of the HIV virus from one partner to another while having intercourse is by using a condom. This creates a barrier between the bodily fluids of both partners and keeps them safe. A condom is needed even if the couple is engaging in anal sex. In fact when comparing anal and vaginal intercourse; anal sex puts HIV negative partners at a higher risk of getting in contact the virus than vaginal sex. Theoretically, this virus can be transmitted even through oral sex is a HIV positive man ejaculates into the woman's mouth. However, this is a rare occurrence.

From a mother to an unborn child-

A HIV positive mother can transmit the virus to her child when pregnant, at birth or while breastfeeding. However, if the mother follows HIV treatment, the chances of her passing on this virus to her child are significantly lowered.

The above are the only three ways HIV can be transferred from one person to another. HIV cannot be transmitted by sharing utensils, drinking the same water, through mosquito bites or by shaking hands etc. Thus, there is no reason to ostracize an HIV infected person. 

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Unconsummation

MD-Dermatology, MBBS
Sexologist, Pune
Unconsummation

Definition

Inability or absence of successful peno- vaginal intercourse in a couple.

Prevalence

About 15% of couple have problem of Unconsummation though they can have orgasm by masturbation or by oral stimulation of the genitals. It is not so common in the west, be for social and cultural reasons. The longest duration of Unconsummation seen was for 9 years.

Etiology

The commonest cause of Unconsummation is ignorance about the sexual act, though sexual aversion, rigid hymen, atresia of vagina, trauma, infection and sexual dysfunctions like impotence, premature ejaculation vaginismus, dyspareunia, etc. and up in Unconsummation of marriage.

Attention is mainly focused here on the Unconsummation due to ignorance about the sexual act. The other conditions responsible for Unconsummation are managed by treating the cause. 

Why Unconsummation?

1. sexuality is a basic instinct in the animals for reproduction and propagation life. Unlike the other animals, sexual behavior in the human being is the outcome of learning and conditioning. Sex being a very private issue and considered as a taboo, there is hardly any opportunity for learning the intercourse. therefore ignorance, myths and misconceptions about sexual act prevail.

2. All the quadruped and biped animals perform coitus by the rear entry, while human being is the only animal doing intercourse in a face –to – face position.

3. the act is done in the dark.

4. the vaginal opening and its direction are not visible externally.

How the problem presents?

Unconsummation is more common in urbanized and well- educated clients. They are normal in every respect except for their ignorance about the sexual act.

1. The client complaint may come for the guidance saying, I don’t know how to do intercourse. Please help me.

2. The chief complaint may be, I can’t penetrate.

Perhaps he tries at the wrong site or in a wrong direction; or she may be having vaginismus.

3. Some men may not know that they have to do pelvic movements after penetration.

4. Woman keeps her legs straight

This can be an important statement by the client giving a clue to the diagnosis. This COITAL position there is no proper alignment between the direction of penis and vagina; therefore penetration  is not possible.

5. My penis is not hard enough for penetration this could be the complaint. The female might not have been sufficiently stimulated through foreplay. Nature has designed the structure of the vagina in such a way that man gets maximum rigidity of penis in the vagina and then only he can ejaculate.

6. Man may lose erection after trying at a wrong site ( at urethra or at clitoris) for a long time and blame himself. In such case, woman may complain of pain during the coital act.

7. If the women has vaginismus, man may not be able to penetrate. He may lose erection and label himself as impotent.

8. All the semen comes out

This is the complaint by the women when the man ejaculates on the vulva instead of in the vagina.

9. Women complaint of primary infertility. To the surprise of the examiner, the hymen may found to be in fact proving Unconsummation. Till this fact is brought their notice, they feel that they are doing the coitus in a perfect way.

Consequences:

1. The couple may continue  to do intercourse in a wrong way without being aware about Unconsummation.

2. Women may complain of pain during the intercourse

3. Man way lose the erection after trying intercourse unsuccessfully at a wrong site for sufficient length of time. He may think himself suffering from impotence.

4. Infertility

5. Anxiety/ depression

6. Marital conflict/ divorce

7. Suicide

Diagnosis:

1. history is most important.

Foreplay : yes/no

Erection of penis in man and lubrication of vagina in women : Yes/No

Women flexing her hips during coitus in missionary position : Yes/No

Site & direction of penetration : Right/ Wrong

Pelvic movements: Yes/No

Illumination in the room: Yes/No

2. In every case of impotence and infertility, Unconsummation should be ruled out.

3. Women sleeping in the supine position with legs straight on the bed during the intercourse should make the clinician suspect Unconsummation.

4. Genital Examination:

Presence of hymen in the married female .

Only one finger dilatation of vagina

Presence of smegma on the glans/coronal sulcus in the male

Painful retraction of prepuce (or phimosis) may be an accidental finding.

5. Post-coital Test: Absence of sperms in the sample.

Management

1. Both the partners should attend the counselling session.

2. Anatomy of male & Female genitals should be explained to them with the help of clay model, charts or slides.

3. Examination of the genitals:

One finger PV examination of the females should be done in the presence of the male to enable him to understand the site and the direction of the vaginal barrel.

4. The following instructions will help the couple  in overcoming Unconsummation.

For the couples who sleep on the floor.

Lights should be on or the coitus should be done during the day.

The couple should engage in foreplay till he gets erection  of penis and she gets lubrication of vagina.

The female should be in a supine position on the bed, with a pillow under her buttocks, and with her thighs flexed and abducted at her hips. This rotates her pelvis and brings her vaginal opening accessible for the penetration by the male.

The male should squat on his heels ( vajrasan or Namaaz  Position)

Between her thighs. In this position he being perpendicular to her body is in a position to locate and align his penis with the vagina which is at the lower end of vertical cleft, and in upward and backward direction.

Then he advances towards her that his right thigh is under her left one , and his left thigh is her right one. On reaching near her vulva, he separates the labia by his left hand and inserts his penis by his right hand. In the event of difficulty, the female should help him with her hand in guiding the insertion penis.

Supporting his body on the knees and holding her thighs by his hands he makes to and for movements of his pelvis till he ejaculates in the vagina.

For the couples who sleep on the cot: (T position )

Light should on or the coitus should be done during the day. The female sleeps on the cot in a supine and slide down till buttocks are on the foot end the bed.

She flexes and abducts her thighs, and the male kneels on the floor between her thighs, supporting his knee on the pillows so as to align his penis with her vaginal opening. In this position the male is perpendicular to the female.

The advantages are that he can see the external genitals of both and maneuver the penetration, can make pelvic movements by holding her thighs, and can stimulate the clitoris simultaneously while doing intercourse.

Outcome

The success rate is high. once the couples learn the coital act they simply wonder as to how they could miss such a simple and universal procedure  

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Hair Loss in Men and Women - Know Everything About It!

BHMS, PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Greater Noida
Hair Loss in Men and Women - Know Everything About It!

When a new baby is born, he or she has soft, fine and downy hair called lanugo that disappears shortly after the birth. Normally hair on the scalp and other parts of body becomes thicker and coarser. In middle age, hair growth can be seen on the ears of men and women develop the same on face at the time of menopause. This is due to change in endocrine pattern. 

Stages of Hair Growth: 

  1. ANAGEN HAIR (Period of Active Growth): The stage when the growing is in process, the hair is called 'Anagen' hair. Anagen hair keeps on growing from two to five years. In Anagen hair, the cells of follicle grow, divide and are keratinized in order to make hair grow. Having keratin means that the base of the hair shaft is moist and soft and the rest of hair shaft above hair bulb is dark pigmented. 
  2. CATAGEN HAIR (Period of Transition or Breakdown and Change): When the hair is under transition stage, which is from root to end, the hair is called 'catagen' hair. Catagen hair, begin transitional, live for about 7 to 15 days. During this transition phase, the growth activity of the hair stops. Growth of hair is not a continuous affair as some people think. Hair growing takes a resting phase during which no growth takes place and the roots of the resting hair become club-shaped. It is this condition that is called club hairs. 
  3. TELOGEN HAIR (Resting Stage before Resumption Of Growth): Catagen hair live for some time and when they are in the state of rest without any change, they are called 'Telogen' hair. Telogen hair are also called club hair. They are in the state of rest for three to four months before they grow or are pushed from follicle due to growth of another hair or due to some harsh combing/ brushing or hard massaging/continuous drying of hair by hot hair-blower or in fight etc. 

All these are mechanical reasons. 

Factors that Influence the Hair Growth Age: 

Growth of hair is fastest from the age of fifteen to late twenties. The hair grows faster and the rate of growth slows down when he hair have grown to its maximum. There is no limit to maximum but some doctors are of the opinion that this limit is three feel and when the hair are over three feet long, the growth rate drops to half the former growth rate. 

  1. Nervous and circulatory system: The hair is affected by the state of the nervous system and circulatory system. This means that hair have a direct relation with functioning of the entire human organism, mind, sentiments, emotions and the body. Any such stimulation in the body by grief, emotions, etc. makes impact over the opulence of the nerve and blood supply to the head. If grief or emotions continue for some days, it affects the growth of hair. 
  2. Chemicals & Drugs: Chemical and drug reactions also affect the growth of hair. The coloring of hair and dyeing of hair are virtually exposure to chemical reactions and many persons who dye or color their hair have retarded hair growth or encounter falling of hair. 
  3. Heredity: The heredity/genes actually determine the hair density, growth and color of hair. 
  4. Hormones: Hormonal change is one of the reasons for growth of hair. Your Hair ? An Index to your Health. Our hair is not just 'dead' protein it is a pointer to what is happening deep inside our body and mind. Hair has more to it than what appears on the surface. It says a lot more about us than what the stars foretell. The health of our hair and scalp provides us with insightful cues about a host of 'latent' health disorders. In addition, our hair, like our psyche, responds to both physical and emotional stressors, including underlying health deviations, much before apparent clinical symptoms manifest. 

DRY, LIMP, THIN HAIR: 

This may be a 'cursor' for hypothyroidism. In some cases, the 'tell-tale' sign is hair loss on the eyebrows, especially in the outer third of the eyebrow. 

SCALY OR CRUSTY PATCHES ON THE SCALP:
This indicates psoriasis, a common skin disorder. It occurs when the skin for a toss, sending out flawed signals that accelerate the turnover and growth of skin cells. The detection of psoriasis can help us prevent and treat more serious condition- especially psoriatic arthritis, or painful swelling of the joints with scaly psoriatic distress. 

OVERALL THINNING:
It's customary to shed about 50-100 hairs a day. But, when hair appears to be coming out in 'clumps' it's time for action. A job loss can cause such hair loss. Likewise, about of flu or fever, illnesses like jaundice, typhoid and malaria can cause hair loss. Most importantly, diabetes and hypertension can also cause such hair loss, much before they may be clinically diagnosed. 

DRY, BRITTLE HAIR BREAKS EASILY:
This kind of hair loss can be a sign of autoimmune disorders, early onset diabetes and thyroid disease. 

GREY HAIR: This is no 'red signal' to be concerned that you are getting to 'look old' too early .It is a 'tell-tale' sign of stress, depression, or emotional anguish. However, diffuse grey hair at a young age may be indicative of thyroid problems and vitamin B deficiency. This problem is hereditary also.

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How Ayurveda Helps Manage Genital Warts?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
How Ayurveda Helps Manage Genital Warts?

Warts are small fleshy growths on human skin, which can happen anywhere over the body and are usually harmless, although they could be unsightly and if growing in certain areas, may be painful. Genital warts belong to that variety. Most warts are caused by HPV or the human Papilloma virus and genital warts are no different.

Causes of Genital warts:

Genital warts are usually contracted during sexual intercourse. During intercourse, tearing of skin and contact with an infected individual will pass of the virus to another person. This is how HPV is transmitted, which may result in genital warts. Other than being unsightly, genital warts can be painful if they are in position when they have friction against clothing and they may also obstruct the flow of urine requiring them to be removed expediently.

Treatment of genital warts in ayurveda:

Ayurveda has some great remedies to cure this problem. Let us have a look at a few of them:

  1. The onion and salt mixture remedy: This natural remedy has primarily two elements, which are onion and salt. To make this mixture you slice two onions, and sprinkle them with salt before leaving them overnight. In the morning, mash the onions into a thick paste and then pass it through a filter or sieve to extract juice. Apply this juice on the warts periodically for a few weeks until they either shrivel or fall off.
  2. The garlic paste remedy: This is another easy remedy which if applied consistently can bring great results fairly quickly. In this method you need to take a few cloves of garlic, crush them to a paste, apply this paste on the warts, cover the affected area with a bandage and leave it for an hour. After an hour remove the bandage and wash of the area. Repeat this for a few weeks and you should see the results.
  3. The potato remedy: This remedy would require you to follow the steps multiple times a day. Take a potato and cut it into slices. Use these slices to rub the affected area. This has to be followed up multiple times a day, preferable at least 3 or more times. Doing this for 2 to 3 weeks will bring results where the warts will either shrink up or fall off.
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Turkey Tails Mushroom

M.B.B.S,C.C.A,D.C.A,AASECT,FPA,AAD,M.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Turkey Tails Mushroom

Among 720 species of mushrooms, turkey tail mushrooms are known for their therapeutic purposes. Mushrooms are a favorite among many people for their taste. But it is often unknown to common people that mushrooms have great medicinal values as well. In fact, there are many kinds of mushrooms which have been used in asia since a very long time for medicinal purposes. Mushrooms are usually harvested in areas of their natural growth. However, throughout the years it has been possible for mankind to cultivate them and use them for their own purposes for quite a number of years now.

Turkey tail mushrooms

Several kinds of research and experiments have been going on for a number of years now around the globe regarding the benefits and uses of turkey tail mushrooms. It has been an active ingredient of chinese medicinal tea. The benefits of turkey tail mushrooms are far-fetched, recently vigorous research work is going on in many universities like in bastyr university to find out whether the turkey tail mushrooms are effective and efficient for the treatment of the deadly disease of cancer. The research is mainly going on in collaboration with bastyr university with the university of washington and a few other renowned universities of the world. The research is funded by nih (national institutes of health). The mushroom under discussion is found in abundance in forests throughout the world. The numerous health benefits that turkey tail mushrooms can offer have not yet been fathomed by scientific trials across the world.

Turkey tail mushrooms are known for their numerous health benefits. These mushrooms are commonly found in the woodlands of europe and china. They are usually found to grow in large colonies. Turkey tail mushrooms are generally multi-colored and have concentric bands of contrasting shades. They appear in shades of black, brown, gray, red, white or blue. The body is thin and velvety with a fruiting nature. Because of their capability to form wavy rosettes, they have the name of turkey tails.

Nutritional value of turkey tail mushrooms

Turkey tail mushrooms are rich in vitamins and minerals and thus improve the health and add greatly to the nutritional content of the diet. They are great sources of potassium as well as riboflavin. The content of niacin in this type of mushroom is also very high. Turkey tail mushrooms also contain pantothenic acid, phosphorus, and even copper.

The turkey tail mushrooms are devoid of fat and caffeine. The content of sodium in this mushroom is also reasonably low. This kind of mushroom is also free from cholesterol and gluten and are low in calories. Turkey tail mushrooms contain 18 types of amino acids, ergo sterol and beta glucans of 1/3 and 1/6. Ergo sterol gets converted to vitamin d on exposure to the sun.

Health benefits of turkey tail mushrooms:

There are many health benefits of turkey tail mushrooms, these include the prevention of cold, support during chemotherapy, control of diabetes, reducing inflammation, lowering cholesterol, and more. Let us discuss them in detail below:

1. Prevent and treat cold

Because of the strong anti-viral and anti-microbial properties of turkey tail mushrooms, they can fight away various infections caused by these microbes, including common cold and flu. They greatly improve the immunity of the system and thus make them stronger to fight against disease causing germs. It is a good idea to include turkey tail in the diet when the season of flu draws nearer. The turkey tail mushroom modulates the immune system to act in a stronger way in fighting infections and germs.

2. Provide support during chemotherapy

The role of turkey tail mushroom in providing support to cancer patients has been under research for a long time now by the most renowned universities in the world. Several patients who are now undertaking chemotherapy have been adding turkey tail mushroom to their diet. The results have started showing up in cases of prostate and breast cancer already. It is known that the immune system of the body gets suppressed under chemotherapy. But turkey tail mushrooms build up the immune system and thus help in making up for the weakness caused by chemotherapy. The stronger immune system also helps in fighting strongly against the deadly cancer cells, thereby turkey tail mushroom is a potent cancer-fighting food.

3. Control diabetes

Turkey tail mushroom helps in reducing diabetes by lowering the level of glucose in the body.

4. Reduce inflammations

Turkey tail mushrooms are known for their anti-inflammatory properties. The inclusion of turkey tail mushrooms in the diet help in reduction of inflammations both internal and external.

5. Rich in antioxidants

Being rich in antioxidants, it helps in protection of the body from the harmful uv radiations of the sun. They also block the free radicals that result in aging. Thus, it slows down the process of aging. Being rich in vitamin e, it also acts towards making the skin better and cleansing it naturally.

6. Lower cholesterol

High cholesterol leads to various kind of heart diseases. Turkey tail mushrooms help in reducing the levels of cholesterol by adding it in the daily diet.

7. Aid digestion

The mycelium is that part of the mushroom which enables a person to have a smooth process of digestion. The microbiome gets assisted by the prebiotic content of the turkey tail mushrooms. This implies that the growth of the good and beneficial bacteria in the body is enhanced which includes acidophilus as well as bifidobacterium. It also helps in the treatment of the leaky gut syndrome. The process might also help in losing weight.

8. Help in aids

Kaposi’s sarcoma is a kind of skin cancer which affects the patients who suffer from hiv/aids. Researchers from around the world have revealed that consumption of turkey tail mushroom along with east african wild mushrooms with medicinal uses help in treating this situation. It is also beneficial for patients suffering from hiv/aids without the skin cancer.

9. Reduce hypertension

Hypertension or increase in blood pressure occurs due to the rise in pressure in the arteries carrying blood. Turkey tail mushrooms help in reducing the pressure, and thus hypertension.

10. Treat breast cancer

Among the various other kinds of cancers for which turkey tail mushrooms are assumed to be effective, breast cancer is one in which results from real life have already been presented. An old woman of 83 years has been known to be living a disease-free life after she added turkey tail mushroom capsules to her daily regime along with chemotherapy. The explanation that is presented is that the immune system of the patient got boosted up by recognition of the cancerous tumor, which in turn greatly increased the efficiency of the chemotherapy.

11. Improve bone health

Another health benefit of turkey tail mushrooms is that they are good for bone health. Not just this, but studies have shown that they can also help in regenerating bone marrow.

12. Treat human papilloma virus

Human papillomavirus (hpv) is an infection which is known to be treated by turkey tail mushrooms within a reasonably short time of consumption, approximately two months.

Turkey tail mushrooms are well known for their medicinal purposes because of which they are a sought-after product among the leading pharmaceutical companies. Researches are going on throughout the world to dig out more treasures this mushroom has to offer.

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