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I am 25 year old but my hair are falling before 2 years so I have negative think in my mind so please give me a solutions for my hair fall. I live in Mumbai Kalyan. Thanks.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
I am 25 year old but my hair are falling before 2 years so I have negative think in my mind so please give me a solut...
Hair fall:- Tab. Keraglo men once daily for 3 months. Qilib men solution 6-8 sprays once daily at night for one month Use Anaphase shampoo. Increase intake of protein diet & Green leafy vegetables. Check blood test for Thyroid & Haemoglobin. If bald patches:- Tugain 5% solution for application 1 ml at night for one month.

I have one question what happen if insulin level or sugar level is low in blood. My all test is done by thyrocare. But my problem is still remain same. What is the exact problem. I start vomit in after noon. If I eat some thing then I am normal. What happened?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), FWT (W.B)
Homeopath, 24 Parganas
I have one question what happen if insulin level or sugar level is low in blood.
My all test is done by thyrocare. Bu...
Hi Lybrate user you can not say your sugar level, needs to clinical investigation to solve your problem ifs need you can consult with me privately, you can take neem (vestige com) one capsule to be taken every morning after breakfast but before that you must check your sugar level, take care.

I am a odd1 patient for last 34 years sugar level remains high and uncontrolled and foot also.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am a odd1 patient for last 34 years sugar level remains high and uncontrolled and foot also.
Mr. lybrate-user Dayal, Thanks for the query. Please clarify what do you mean by" I am a odd1 patient for last 34 years" Are you only on insulin or is there any other medicine along with that? If so what other drugs are being taken? There is no mention of other relevant details like fasting, PP glucose levels, HbA1c%, dietary pattern and extent of daily exercise. Plus what are saying about the "foot" It is better if you come back with all the necessary details that to in a private conversation (paid consultation), then I will be able to guide. Thanks.

My wife had just had post glucose blood sugar and its level is 182 mg/dl. SHe is pregnant now. What does that report mean?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Patna
My wife had just had post glucose blood sugar and its level is 182 mg/dl. SHe is pregnant now. What does that report ...
blood sugar after 2 hrs of glucose intake ,if above 140 ,indicates abnormality.needs strict diet control.if not controlled,may need insulin.

Sir I'm diabetic (insulin dependent) from 2010 now my age is 27 and my sugar level is not control or sometimes it may be under controlled and I want to take weight gainer like accumass or nutrigain any one of them so should I take or not?

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
Sir I'm diabetic (insulin dependent) from 2010 now my age is 27 and my sugar level is not control or sometimes it may...
diabeto powder 1 gm twice a day basant kusumakar ras 125 mg twice a day gudmar kshar 500 mg twice a day for 60 days only to get other things

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Breastfeeding - Know Its Top 5 Benefits!

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Dehradun
Breastfeeding - Know Its Top 5 Benefits!

A mother’s milk is said to be the most nutritious food for a new born baby. It contains the perfect balance of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals needed for your baby and changes to keep up with your baby’s growing needs. However, the benefits of breastfeeding extend way beyond nutritional value. Breastfeeding is beneficial for both you and your baby. Ideally, a baby should be breastfed for at least the first six months.

Here are 5 major benefits of breastfeeding.

  1. Stronger immunity: Mother’s milk is rich in antibodies and a number of unique compounds that help the newborn child’s body fight bacterial and viral infections. No other form of baby food is as rich in these antibodies. Babies who have been breastfed have a lower risk of suffering from ailments such as ear infection, stomach upsets and respiratory problems. The first milk expressed by a woman’s breasts after giving birth is known as colostrums. This milk coats the baby’s digestive system and prevents the growth of harmful bacteria.
  2. Fewer allergies: Breast milk is easier to digest than formula or cow’s milk. This protects the gastrointestinal passages from inflammation and prevents undigested food from triggering allergic reactions. Being breastfed can also reduce the number of allergies a child may suffer from in their later years.
  3. Healthy body weight: Breastfeeding makes a child less likely to suffer from obesity in their later childhood and adult years. This is because breast milk contains less insulin and more hormones as compared to formula. This helps regulate fat absorption. On an average, babied fed on formula put on weight quickly and are more likely to overeat in their later years.
  4. Stronger bones: Breastfeeding is beneficial for both the child and the mother. When a woman is breastfeeding her child, her body’s ability to absorb calcium increases. This helps increase bone density, especially as pregnancy can make bones weak.
  5. Builds a strong mother-child bond: After 9 months of carrying a child to term, giving birth may lead to post partum depression and a mother may feel the connection between her and the child severed. Breastfeeding helps nurture this connection and provides emotional relief to both the mother and child. For the mother, this experience releases hormones that reduce stress and relax the body. For the baby, close physical contact is very important and this process provides the perfect opportunity to do so.
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Benefits Of Vitamin D

BAMS, Msc-Psychoneurobics, Diploma in Counseling and Spiritual Health
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Benefits Of Vitamin D

15 Facts About Vitamin D:

Vitamin d prevents osteoporosis, Depression, Prostate cancer, Breast cancer

Vitamin d is perhaps the single most underrated nutrient in the world of nutrition. 

That's probably because it's free.
Your body makes it when sunlight touches your skin!

Drug companies can't sell you sunlight, so there's no promotion of its health benefits.

 So here's an overview taken from an interview between mike adams and dr. Michael holick.

? 1. Vitamin d is produced by your skin in response to exposure to ultraviolet radiation from natural sunlight. 

? 2. The healing rays of natural sunlight (that generate vitamin d in your skin) cannot penetrate glass. 
So you don't generate vitamin d when sitting in your car or home. 

? 3. It is nearly impossible to get adequate amounts of vitamin d from your diet. sunlight exposure is the only reliable way to generate vitamin d in your own body. 

? 4. A person would have to drink ten tall glasses of vitamin d fortified milk each day just to get minimum levels of vitamin d into their diet. 

? 5. The further you live from the equator, the longer exposure you need to the sun in order to generate vitamin d. Canada, the uk and most u. S. States are far from the equator. 

? 6. People with dark skin pigmentation may need 20 - 30 times as much exposure to sunlight as fair-skinned people to generate the same amount of vitamin d. 
That's why prostate cancer is epidemic among black men -- it's a simple, but widespread, sunlight deficiency. 

? 7. Sufficient levels of vitamin d are crucial for calcium absorption in your intestines. Without sufficient vitamin d, your body cannot absorb calcium, rendering calcium supplements useless. 

? 8. Chronic vitamin d deficiency cannot be reversed overnight: it takes months of vitamin d supplementation and sunlight exposure to rebuild the body's bones and nervous system. 

? 9. Even weak sunscreens (spf=8) block your body's ability to generate vitamin d by 95%. This is how sunscreen products actually cause disease -by creating a critical vitamin deficiency in the body. 

? 10. It is impossible to generate too much vitamin d in your body from sunlight exposure: your body will self-regulate and only generate what it needs. 

? 11. If it hurts to press firmly on your sternum (chest/breast bone), you may be suffering from chronic vitamin d deficiency right now. 

? 12. Vitamin d is" activated" in your body by your kidneys and liver before it can be used. 

? 13. Having kidney disease or liver damage can greatly impair your body's ability to activate circulating vitamin d. 

? 14. The sunscreen industry doesn't want you to know that your body actually needs sunlight exposure because that realization would mean lower sales of sunscreen products. 

? 15. Even though vitamin d is one of the most powerful healing chemicals in your body, your body makes it absolutely free. No prescription required. 

Other powerful antioxidants with this ability include: 
Super fruits like pomegranates (pom wonderful juice), 
Acai, blueberries, etc. 

Diseases and conditions cause by vitamin d deficiency:

? Osteoporosis is commonly caused by a lack of vitamin d, which greatly impairs calcium absorption. 

? Rickets" is the name of a bone-wasting disease caused by vitamin d deficiency. 

? Vitamin d deficiency may exacerbate type 2 diabetes and impair insulin production in the pancreas.
 
? Obesity impairs vitamin d utilization in the body, meaning obese people need twice as much vitamin d. 

? Vitamin d is used around the world to treat psoriasis(a chronic skin disease).
 
? Vitamin d deficiency can cause Schizophrenia. 

? Seasonal affective disorder is caused by a melatonin imbalance initiated by lack of exposure to sunlight. 

? Chronic vitamin d deficiency is often misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia because its symptoms are so similar: muscle weakness, aches and pains. 

? Your risk of developing serious diseases like diabetes and cancer is reduced 50% - 80% through simple, sensible exposure to natural sunlight 2-3 times each week. 

? Infants who receive vitamin d supplementation (2000 units daily) have an 80% reduced risk of developing type 1 diabetes over the next twenty years. 

 
 Shocking vitamin d deficiency statistics:

¶ 32% of doctors and med school students are vitamin d deficient. 
¶ 40% of the u. S. Population is vitamin d deficient. 
¶ 42% of african american women of childbearing age are deficient in vitamin d. 
¶ 48% of young girls (9-11 years old) are vitamin d deficient. 
¶ up to 60% of all hospital patients are vitamin d deficient. 6
¶ 76% of pregnant mothers are severely vitamin d deficient, causing widespread vitamin d deficiencies in their unborn children, which predisposes them to type 1 diabetes, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia later in life. 81% of the children born to these mothers were deficient. 
¶ up to 80% of nursing home patients are Vitamin d deficient?

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Insulin Therapy For Diabetics Explained

MBBS
Diabetologist, Jabalpur
Insulin Therapy For Diabetics Explained

What is insulin therapy?
Insulin is a hormone that is responsible for keeping the level of sugar in the blood under control. It is the primary therapy used for the treatment of any type of diabetes. The dependence on insulin depends on the balance between the actual production of insulin in the body and the resistance of the body cells to the insulin produced. People, who suffer from diabetes type 1, need insulin injections lifelong. The requirement for insulin therapy in people suffering from type 2 diabetes solely depends upon the declining function of the beta-cells over time.

What are the types of insulin available in the market?
The various types of insulin available in the market are:

  1. Rapid acting insulin: The onset of action in this type of insulin is rapid and it lasts for a short duration, about two hours.
  2. Short acting or regular insulin: The onset of action is moderate, and it starts acting within half an hour, and the duration of action ranges from 3 to 6 hours.
  3. Intermediate acting insulin: It takes about 2 to 4 hours for the onset of action of this type of insulin and the effect can remain for about 18 hours.
  4. Long acting insulin:  The duration of action of this type of insulin can last up to about an entire day.

How is it taken?
Insulin injections can be self-injected using a syringe, a needle, a cartridge system, or a pre-filled pen system. Devices for inhaling insulin, quick-acting insulin and insulin pumps are also available at medical stores and pharmacies. Insulin is injected subcutaneously, into your muscles. Try to ensure that you inject around the same area every time, but choose a different spot to ensure less scarring. The best areas to inject insulin are thighs, buttocks, arms and belly. If you take regular insulin, it is advised to take it half an hour before a meal.

What are the possible side effects?

  1. Low blood sugar level
  2. Scars and lumps from extensive usage of insulin injection
  3. Rashes can be found in the area the insulin is injected or sometimes, all over the body
  4. Weight gain when you start using insulin initially

Consult an Expert & get answers to your questions!

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Managing Diabetes Through Diet & Lifestyle!

Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ahmedabad
Managing Diabetes Through Diet & Lifestyle!

Diabetes is a lifestyle disease, with the incidence mainly increased by changing lifestyles including food habits and sedentary way of life. How does it happen? The sugar that is consumed is metabolized by a hormone known as insulin. Diabetes can occur due to two reasons:

  • Reduced amount of insulin production
  • Increased amount of sugar levels beyond what the produced insulin can metabolize.

Risk factors: Diabetes can be genetic, but in most cases, it is acquired and the following are risk factors for the same.

  • Ethnicity (Hispanics, Latino Americans, Afro-Americans, etc.)
  • Dietary habits including excessive consumption of sugar(s), refined foods, processed foods
  • Impaired glucose tolerance
  • Developing resistance to insulin (thereby increased sugar levels)
  • Decreased amount of dietary fiber

Symptoms:

Management through Lifestyle changes:
Diabetes 1 which requires insulin is not preventable but type 2 diabetes is easily manageable through lifestyle changes. This can prolong the onset of getting diabetes and reduce the severity of the disease. It also helps reduce complications. This would require a combination of diet, lifestyle changes, and healthcare.
Diet:

  • Sugars are the main culprit, and refined sugar consumption should be reduced.
  • Oils, white rice, refined flour, processed foods, packaged foods, canned foods, etc. also to be reduced.
  • Increase the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables. This helps reduce calories and also increase fiber consumption.
  • When it comes to fats, increase consumption of unsaturated fatty acids and reduce saturated fatty acids.
  • Sufficient hydration ensures the toxins are washed off and the tissues are well hydrated.
  • Pack the diet with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Diabetes is considered a chronic inflammatory process, and including antioxidants in your diet ensures that the buildup of toxins is reduced and inflammation is controlled.
  • Avoid eating large portions at any meal. Small, frequent meals ensure the body receives an even spread of calories.
  • The size of the meal should reduce as the day goes along.

Lifestyle:

  • A routine exercise regimen helps in weight management, improved insulin function, and reducing fat accumulation. Pick what works for you - jogging, cycling, running, swimming, brisk walking, etc.
  • Quitting smoking has multiple benefits, and improved diabetes control is just one.
  • Weight management: Weight needs to be constantly monitored for deviations and immediate course corrections to be done
  • Stress management: Stress is a risk factor for diabetes and controlling stress helps improve diabetes control
  • Vigilance and Monitoring: Sugar levels need to be constantly monitored. Higher sugar levels or missed doses should be immediately corrected. Consult an Expert & get answers to your questions!
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4 Common Mistakes That Are Killing Your Love Life!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Delhi
4 Common Mistakes That Are Killing Your Love Life!

Daily habits have the power to leave you limp during or after intercourse. These habits can result in low libido and low desire to engage in intercourse with your partner. However, once you identify them, it is easier to rectify them.

Here are a few daily things which might leave you limp:

  1. Not nourishing your libido enough: One major reason of a depreciating sex drive can be attributed to low libido, which can be an outcome of poor dietary choices. Add more aphrodisiacs to your diet such as oysters, dark chocolates, bananas, strawberries and yogurt which are rich in zinc, magnesium and other minerals which help in increasing your sex drive.
  2. Over-masturbation: Engaging in self-stimulation too many times a day can result in fatigue and other health problems. The acceptable number of times a person should masturbate in a day is 2-3 times, however, if you engage in masturbation more than that, you can experience problems like a limp, flaccid penis and reduced sexual drive.
  3. Increase in insulin levels: Consuming too much sugar during the day can result in spiked insulin (blood sugar levels) in your body. This ends up making you feel more lethargic. It was recently discovered that in men, insulin raises ‘oestrogen’, leading to low libido and in graver cases, erectile dysfunction. Another study linked excess glucose or blood sugar with a dip in the levels of testosterone, thus, leaving you limp before/after intercourse.
  4. Stress: Though some amount of stress is considered normal, when the levels of distress go sky-rocketing, it might leave you limp as if affects your sexual performance. Instead of relieving stress, sex ends up feeling more like a liability which can result in you having problems getting an erection or getting an orgasm. Consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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