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Nikoran Od 10Mg Tablet Pr

Nikoran Od 10Mg Tablet Pr

Manufacturer: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Nicorandil
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Nikoran Od 10Mg Tablet Pr is a vasodilatory drug. It treats angina chest pain. This medication widens blood vessels thus increasing the blood and oxygen flow to the heart. This medication is used to treat other heart conditions also.

On using Nikoran Od 10Mg Tablet Pr you may experience side effects such as rapid or irregular heartbeat, swelling, darkening of urine, dizziness, headache, nausea, fatigue, a decrease in blood pressure levels, flushes, skin rash, high potassium levels, muscle pain or stomach pain. Notify your physician if you face any of these effects.

Before using this medication tell your doctor if: you are allergic to any of the ingredients contained within Nikoran Od 10Mg Tablet Pr, you have any other allergies, you are already taking any medications, you have low blood pressure, you have skin/ mouth ulcers, you have heart problems or pulmonary oedema, you are pregnant or are breastfeeding a baby.

The dosage should be prescribed by your doctor based on your medical history and current condition. The usual dose in adults is about 10 mg twice a day which may be increased to 20 mg depending on your response.

chest pain (angina)
In addition to its intended effect, Nikoran Od 10Mg Tablet Pr 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.
Headache
Weakness
Flushing (sense of warmth in the face
ears
neck and trunk).
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Nicoday 10mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Nicoday 10mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Nikoran Od 10Mg Tablet Pr, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose of Nicorandil, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
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 Medicine
TAZZLE 10MG TABLET
VIAGRA 50MG TABLET
TAZZLE 20MG TABLET
Ed Save 20Mg Disintegrating Strip

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IVF Specialist, Delhi
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Sleep Paralysis - Physiotherapy Treatment For It!

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Sleep Paralysis - Physiotherapy Treatment For It!

Physiotherapy and sleep paralysis have a deep connection when you have to treat sleep paralyses the intelligent way. To discover the benefits of physiotherapy in healing sleep paralysis, let's get a clear understanding of sleep paralyses first and then the role of physiotherapy. 

What is sleep paralysis and its common causes?
Sleep paralysis is a sleeping disorder, its symptoms are such  that you suddenly feel in the middle of the night or in mid sleep that you can't move, react, talk, etc. and feel that your body has frozen. This immobility is accompanied with frightful or eerie visions or sounds, which are not the reality and you still hallucinate. 
This is often caused because of the following reasons, which are considered common causes of sleep paralysis:

  • A medical condition called narcolepsy
  • No fixed time of sleeping and waking, thus creating imbalance in sleep patterns
  • Inadequate sleep through the 24 hours
  • Excessive stress and workload
  • Alcohol consumption or drug abuse
  • A bad diet like heavy meals at night before bedtime
  • Extreme caffeine consumption

If any of these things are common, you may get a sleep paralysis.

Physiotherapy in healing sleep paralysis:
If it is a one night episode, you will eventually forget this. However, in case you are a victim every night or frequently, you may need some good remedies. Medications may not suit all, but physiotherapy is a safe mode of treatment, which suits all and people of all ages. That is why try physiotherapy for sleep paralysis at home or by going to a nearest physiotherapy center or expert.

How physiotherapy helps
Physiotherapy has some unique benefits like:

  1. It brings a balance in blood circulation through the body, which helps in lowering the blood pressure, normalize mood, reduce stress, and makes the blood flow to the body organs and brain better, thus inducing a good night's sleep.
  2. The exercise induced on to the body through physiotherapy has a dual effect. It makes the muscles workout, and induces the massage effect too. This makes the muscles more mobile, and brings warmth on the tissues. That is why exercising before bedtime can help you get a very peaceful sleep without fearful dreams and interferences of sleep paralysis attacks.
  3. You get a better mood due to increased blood circulation and the feeling of well-being due to the agile and worked out muscles. This good mood and satisfaction after a nice physiotherapy session sometime before you sleep lets the serotonin or happiness and satisfaction hormone build up in the body and brain. This makes you sleep without stress and in a nice mood thus resisting sleep paralysis. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Physiotherapist.
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Breast Cancer - In A Nutshell

Post Doctoral Research (Ph.D.) (A.M) (Oncology), Integrative Oncology For Physicians (MSKCC, N.Y, USA), Doctor of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), PG Diploma In Clinical Counseling, PG Diploma In Oncology & Haematology (A.M), Ayurveda (I) Certification, Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) (Cine-Med Inc. USA), Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Certificate Course in Homeopathic Oncology
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Breast Cancer - In A Nutshell

Breast cancer begins when cells in the breast(s) start to grow out of control. It is understood as being the most common cancer, seen predominantly in females, globally. It is reasonably treatable and often curable.

1. Type: Adenocarcinomas constitute more than 95% of breast cancers with infiltrating ductal carcinoma (IDC) being the most common form of invasive breast cancer.

Frequently occurring breast cancers present as one of the following types mainly

1. Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS): Is the most common type of non-invasive breast cancer and is confined to the milk ducts of the breast. There is no invasion in the basement membrane. Pure DCIS metastasizes rarely. Non comedo cribrioform carcinoma is the most common DCIS found which, when compared to the comedo type, is mostly non-aggressive.

2. Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma (IDC): Represents majority (about 3/4th) of the breast cancers, and is known to metastasize commonly to bones, lungs and liver.

3. Lobular Carcinoma In Situ (LCIS): Develops in multiple lobules of the breast (bilaterally). LCIS is less commonly seen, compared to DCIS.

4. Infiltrating Lobular Carcinoma (ILC): Represent about a tenth of all breast cancers and tends to metastasize to other regions of the body.

Less commonly occurring breast cancers such as

5. Inflammatory Breast Cancer: Is relatively uncommon and are caused probably owing to viral infections. The breast is warm, red and swollen.

6. Paget’s disease of the nipple: Is a rare form of breast cancer. It begins in the milk ducts and spreads to the nipple and areola.

7. Medullary Carcinoma

8. Mutinous Carcinoma

9. Tubular Carcinoma

10. Phylloides tumor etc all.

2. Gender: Affects the female populace predominantly. However, a small percentage of breast cancer is attributable to the male populace as well.

3. Etiology: No definite cause is known. However, diet, lifestyle, environment, hormonal/ reproductive factors, personal or family history of breast cancer especially in first degree relatives and also any benign breast disease history etc all are known to increase the risk of breast cancers. Specifically, excessive fatty diet, obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, benign breast disease, heredity/ inheritance of mutated breast cancer genes 1 (BRCA1) and 2 (BRCA2), smoking, alcohol intake, infertility, estrogen therapy/ hormone replacement therapy (long term) in post menopausal women, delayed age at first pregnancy, nulliparity (not having child), early menstruation, delayed onset of menopause, lactating mothers not breast feeding, exposure to ionizing radiation, sedentary lifestyle, depression, exposure to MMTV virus etc all can potentially increase the risk for breast cancer.

4. Features: Signs & symptoms, of breast cancer, manifest majorly in the following ways

  1. Lump/ nodule in the breast that gets attached to the skin of the breast over time. The lump / nodule could be hard and painless with irregular edges or it could also be soft, rounded, tender and painful.

  2. Enlarged lymph nodes in the axilla which are palpable.

  3. Swelling of whole or a part of a breast. This is even if there is no distinct lump felt.

  4. Retraction or thickening of the nipple(s).

  5. Pain in the breast or nipple.

  6. Discharge from nipple other than breast milk.

  7. Irritation/ scaliness of skin over the breast.

  8. Redness of nipples

  9. Rarely, red, swollen and tender breast.

5. Screening: Is generally recommended for asymptomatic populations goal of which, as usual, is to be able to detect & diagnose breast cancer at an early stage which is potentially curable. It is mostly radiologic with mammography/ USG being instrumental in raising suspicions for further diagnostics (i.e. biopsy) that help detect breast cancer, if any, early.

6. Diagnosis: A self-examination/ clinical exam of the breast(s)/ axilla that reveals a palpable mass prompts the following diagnostics. Abnormal blood test results may be indicative of malignancy, but a follow up imaging/ biopsy is always the gold standard for accurate diagnosis.

  1. Blood: ER/ PR/ HER2/neu, uPA, PAI-1, CA15-3, CA27.29 etc all tumor markers are helpful.
  2. Imaging: Mammography/ USG Scan usually, as relevant. Again, CT Scan of abdomen & pelvis and chest, PET CT scan, bone scan etc all help detect metastasis, if any, for cancers in stage III & above.
  3. Biopsy: either excisional, incisional, fine needle aspiration (FNA) or core biopsy technique, as contextually appropriate, is frequently employed and a histopathological examination (HPE) thereof clinches the diagnosis and the nature of the disease.

7. Treatment: Conventional treatment includes surgery, radiotherapy, hormone therapy/ chemotherapy as deems appropriate. Simultaneously, an adjunctive or integrative naturopathic treatment with suitable complementary & alternative medicines (CAM) too can help improve clinical outcomes and facilitate recovery as would be feasible contextually.

8. Prognosis: Preventive measures, earlier diagnosis and right early treatment is key for an effective therapeutic management & better prognosis. Like most other cancers, the chances of cure for an early stage breast cancer are more. The cure/ recovery chances are influenced by the type, grade, stage of cancer, recurrence and the patient’s general health & vitality etc all. Above-mentioned apart, age, menopause status, lymph node status, ER/ PR/ HER-2/ neu status, size & extent of breast cancer etc all also influence the treatment outlook in breast cancer. The five year survival rate is strongly correlated with the stage of breast cancer.

9. Prevention: Rightly said, prevention is always a better choice. Although genetic risks are difficult to modify, still an increased focus on protective factors and avoidance of the risk factors can be of help. An adherence to a Mediterranean diet, maintaining an ideal body weight and an active lifestyle with due emphasis on regular exercising (for at least 30 minutes daily), de-stressing and relaxation is highly recommended for reducing the risks of breast cancer. A healthy eating plate comprises essentially a low fat diet, fibre rich foods including whole grain cereals, green leafy vegetables cooked using healthy vegetable oils, fresh fruits of all colours as seasonally available and healthy proteins/ fats including fresh fish, poultry, beans, nuts etc all. It is advisable to limit milk/ dairy, preferably of low fat content, to 1 to 2 servings max daily. Although alcohol is optional and is not for everyone, the consumption of the same, if any, has to be strictly in moderation, and is best avoided. Smoking is to be avoided as well. Again, red meat, butter, refined grains, sweets, sugary drinks including carbonated beverages and other high calorie foods etc all, if any, are to be taken sparingly or are best avoided too. Limiting dosage/ duration of hormone therapy, if any, especially to counteract post menopausal symptoms and also avoiding exposure to radiation and environmental pollution can help reduce the risks of breast cancer. Apart from the above-mentioned, for high risk cases, a prophylactic oophorectomy, prophylactic radical mastectomy, long term hormone therapy etc all can help reduce the chances/ risks of developing breast cancer significantly. Breastfeeding is known to confer protection against breast cancer risk too.

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Causes And Physiotherapy Treatment For Sleep Paralysis!

mpt
Physiotherapist, Ahmedabad
Causes And Physiotherapy Treatment For Sleep Paralysis!

Physiotherapy and sleep paralysis have a deep connection when you have to treat sleep paralyses the intelligent way. To discover the benefits of physiotherapy in healing sleep paralysis, let's get a clear understanding of sleep paralyses first and then the role of physiotherapy. 

What is sleep paralysis and its common causes?
Sleep paralysis is a sleeping disorder, its symptoms are such  that you suddenly feel in the middle of the night or in mid sleep that you can't move, react, talk, etc. and feel that your body has frozen. This immobility is accompanied with frightful or eerie visions or sounds, which are not the reality and you still hallucinate. 
This is often caused because of the following reasons, which are considered common causes of sleep paralysis:

  • A medical condition called narcolepsy
  • No fixed time of sleeping and waking, thus creating imbalance in sleep patterns
  • Inadequate sleep through the 24 hours
  • Excessive stress and workload
  • Alcohol consumption or drug abuse
  • A bad diet like heavy meals at night before bedtime
  • Extreme caffeine consumption

If any of these things are common, you may get a sleep paralysis.

Physiotherapy in healing sleep paralysis:
If it is a one night episode, you will eventually forget this. However, in case you are a victim every night or frequently, you may need some good remedies. Medications may not suit all, but physiotherapy is a safe mode of treatment, which suits all and people of all ages. That is why try physiotherapy for sleep paralysis at home or by going to a nearest physiotherapy center or expert.

How physiotherapy helps
Physiotherapy has some unique benefits like:

  1. It brings a balance in blood circulation through the body, which helps in lowering the blood pressure, normalize mood, reduce stress, and makes the blood flow to the body organs and brain better, thus inducing a good night's sleep.
  2. The exercise induced on to the body through physiotherapy has a dual effect. It makes the muscles workout, and induces the massage effect too. This makes the muscles more mobile, and brings warmth on the tissues. That is why exercising before bedtime can help you get a very peaceful sleep without fearful dreams and interferences of sleep paralysis attacks.
  3. You get a better mood due to increased blood circulation and the feeling of well-being due to the agile and worked out muscles. This good mood and satisfaction after a nice physiotherapy session sometime before you sleep lets the serotonin or happiness and satisfaction hormone build up in the body and brain. This makes you sleep without stress and in a nice mood thus resisting sleep paralysis. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a physiotherapist.
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MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
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"Hi I am Dr Sandesh Gupta your skin specialist and hair treatment doctor. Aaj hum different hair transplant techniques k baare me discuss karenge.

Hair transplant ek aisi technique hai jis me sar k peeche ke part se hair follicles ko nikal ke unko collect karte hain aur sar ke us part main jahan par hair follicles damage ho chuki hai ya finish ho chuki hai wahan transplant kiya jata hai. Hair transplant Karne ki kafi sari techniques aaj kal hai jaise FUE technique, FUT technique, DHT technique. DHT technique. In sab techniques ko different doctors apne according in techniques ko use karte hain. FUE technique me hum Different hair follicles ko peeche se nikalte hain. Aur ek ek follicle ko drill machine ke sath nikala jata hai. Follicles ko nikal ke ek bowl me collect karte hain. Fir wahan se hum ek ek follicle ko jahan hair transplant karna hota hai transplant kiya jata hai. FUT technique main ek puri strip sir ke piche wale part se nikal jati hai. Skin ke us part ko baat mein suture kar diya jata hai. Aur ussi strip me se hum different hair follicles ko cutoff karte hain. Aur unko separate karke ek bowl me phir se collect karte hain. Aur baad main usko aage wale part mein Jaha par Humne transplant karna Hota Hai wahan par in hair follicles ko Lagaya jata hai. Third technique Hoti Hai direct hair transplant technique. Is Mein Hum Sath Sath hair follicles ko nikalte Hain Aur tabhi tabhi hum usko transplant kar dete Hain. Isme Beech Mein transition time nahi hota.

To yeh log kehaty hain k is me jo chances of Survival Jo Hote Hai Wo bad Jaate Hain. Lekin Har doctor Apne Apne according technique to use karte hai. Hair transplant ka procedure almost painless Hota Hai. Aur is me usually 6 to 7 hours ka time lagta hai. Patient is k bad happily apne ghar ja sakta hai. Rest karna Chahe to rest kar sakte hain. Otherwise kaam pr Jana Chahiye to very next day kaam par Ja sakte hain. Ab main baat Aati Hai Ke hair transplant karwane se pahle Hame kin kin Baaton Ka Dhyan humein Rakhna chahiye. Dekhiye aaj ki date mein Hair transplant sab log kar rahe hai, Bade hospital se leke chote Hospital Tak. Plastic surgeons bhi kar rahe hai, Surgeon bhi kar rahe hai, Dermatologist bhi kar rahe hai, MBBS doctors bhi kar rahe hai, non MBBS doctors bhi kar rahe hain, Technicians bhi even aur staff bhi kar rahe hai. Apne Apne center par independently hair transplant kar rahe hai. Lekin aapko hair transplant karne se pahle in sab Baaton Ka Dhyan Rakhna hai ke Kuch Main factors hai jo in outcomes pe depend karta hai Jin k ooper outcome depend karta hai. Hair transplant kahan karvana chahiye, center kaisa hai, kitna bada Centre hai. Dr. Kaun Hai karne wala, Phir patient ka selection, Selection of patient, Aur selection of centre.

Selection of patient Mein Kya Hai Ke Patient Jiska hair transplant karna hai Uska kaisa hai, uski severity kitni hai. Uska area kitna hai, Uski family history kaisi hai. Ya uska complex kaisa hai. Transplant karne ke baad doctor ko regular follow up Karega Bhi Ki nahi karega. Is baat ke upar outcome Kafi depend karta hai. Doosri Baat Aati Hai doctor ka. Doctor ki education kya hai. Dr ka experience kitna hai, Kitne cases Woh hair transplant Ki Ab Tak kar chuka hai. Teesri Baat sabse important Doctor ki approachability kya hai? Jab Do Se 4 saal ke baad apko Doctor ki jarurat padegi Toh kya aap doctor ko contact kar Payenge aur doctor apki approach Mein hoga ya nahi ho ga. Aaj ke time mein bahut saare centres bahar Se Doctors ko Bula kay Operation karwa Dete Hain aur uske baad Doctors Apni Jagah par patients of apni jagah par.

Uske baad patient doctor ko approach karne ki koshish karta hai to centre may doctor nahi Milte Hain. aur Jahan Par doctor ko dhund bhi le ga Wo bolega nahi nahi aapne toh Centre mein karaya tha Aapko us Centre mein baat karni padegi. To is Baat ke liye ye bahut Zaroori Hai K Jis Centre me aap karwa rahe hain Uske Do se Char saal ke baad doctor ki aap ki approachability kaisi hai. Third thing jo hai wo hai ki centre kaisa hai. Centre Ki Jo OT Hai apni usme Staff kaisa hai technician kaise hai Equipments kaise hain aur Aur kisi bhi condition Mein Hone Wali emergency Ko handle karne ke liye Emergency situation hai k nhe. Agar ap in SAB Baaton Ka Dhyan Me rakh Ke Phir hair transplant karwane ka decision Lete Hain. Toh isme outcome bahut accha hoga aur transparent karwane mein doctor ko bhi aur patient ko bhi jaldi nahi karni chahiye.

Pahale Soch Samajh Ke Saari Baaton ko Sare factors ko Dhyan Mein rakh ke tabhi ap hair transplant karway. Thik hai aur thank you. In case of any query any emergency you can contact me on the lybrate website. Thank you."

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MD-PhD, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ludhiana
The fire of Yoga burns the cage of sin that is around a man. Knowledge becomes purified and Nirvâna is directly obtained. From Yoga comes knowledge; knowledge again helps the Yogi. He who combines in himself both Yoga and knowledge, with him the Lord is pleased. Those that practice Mahâyoga, either once a day, or twice a day, or thrice, or always, know them to be gods. Yoga is divided into two parts. One is called Abhâva, and the other, Mahayoga. Where one's self is meditated upon as zero, and bereft of quality, that is called Abhava. That in which one sees the self as full of bliss and bereft of all impurities, and one with God, is called Mahayoga. The Yogi, by each one, realises his Self. The other Yogas that we read and hear of, do not deserve to be ranked with the excellent Mahayoga in which the Yogi finds himself and the whole universe as God.

This is the highest of all Yogas.

Yama,

Niyama,

Âsana,

Prânâyâma,

Pratyâhâra,

Dhârâna,

Dhyâna, and

Samâdhi

are the steps in

Raja-Yoga,

of which non-injury, truthfulness, non-covetousness, chastity, not receiving anything from another are called Yama.

This purifies the mind, the Chitta. Never producing pain by thought, word, and deed, in any living being, is what is called Ahimsâ, non-injury. There is no virtue higher than non-injury. There is no happiness higher than what a man obtains by this attitude of non-offensiveness, to all creation. By truth we attain fruits of work. Through truth everything is attained. In truth everything is established. Relating facts as they are ? this is truth. Not taking others' goods by stealth or by force, is called Asteya, non-covetousness. Chastity in thought, word, and deed, always, and in all conditions, is what is called Brahmacharya. Not receiving any present from anybody, even when one is suffering terribly, is what is called Aparigraha. The idea is, when a man receives a gift from another, his heart becomes impure, he becomes low, he loses his independence, he becomes bound and attached.

Niyama or regular habits and observances; Tapas, austerity; Svâdhyâya, study; Santosha, contentment; Shaucha, purity; Ishvara-pranidhâna, worshipping God. Fasting, or in other ways controlling the body, is called physical Tapas. Repeating the Vedas and other Mantras, by which the Sattva material in the body is purified, is called study, Svadhyaya. There are three sorts of repetitions of these Mantras. One is called the verbal, another semi-verbal, and the third mental. The verbal or audible is the lowest, and the inaudible is the highest of all. The repetition which is loud is the verbal; the next one is where only the lips move, but no sound is heard. The inaudible repetition of the Mantra, accompanied with the thinking of its meaning, is called the
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