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Excessive Tearing - What The Possible Reasons Behind It?

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology, DNB - Ophthalmology , Fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment, Fellowship in Phacoemulsification
Ophthalmologist, Vadodara
Excessive Tearing - What The Possible Reasons Behind It?
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Facts And Myths About Diabetes

Dt. Tamanna Narang 90% (4703 ratings)
M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition (Delhi University)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Panipat
Facts And Myths About Diabetes

Is jaggery good for Diabetic patient, Facts & Myths About Diabetes Be Aware, Be Healthy!

MYTH-Jaggery is better or safe in diabetes :

FACT-Jaggery and sugar both are essentially same. Both contain sucrose, as they are prepared from sugar cane juice. Hence eating either of these will increase blood glucose considerably. In jaggery there are some vitamins and a few antioxidants. But both are bad for a diabetic person.
 

MYTH- Eating Sugar or Sweets causes Diabetes :

FACT -It is incorrect to say that eating sweets and / or sugar causes diabetes. Basically excess food intake will lead to excess production of glucose. That puts excess load on insulin producing cells in pancreas due glucotoxicity. Also due to central obesity  the fat around internal organs causes lipotoxicity affecting the beta cells. Therefore, excess food intake in general and weight gain  are the reasons for diabetes.


MYTH- Rice should not be eaten in diabetes :

FACT- Not really true. Because in south India this is the major or at times only main food. Rice has a high glycemic index so gets converted to glucose rapidly. So polished rice is not good. Brown rice is better. Quantity should be regulated. All other cereals  also are converted  glucose after digestion. 

MYTH- Diabetes is curable :

FACT-Diabetes is  mainly due deficiency of Insulin (hormone produced by Beta cells of pancreas), plus resistance to action of insulin, overweightor obesity  and inactivity. Therefore, to treat diabetes we need drugs that initiate insulin secretion, reduce insulin resistance. In some cases  insulin itself. Plus dietary control and regular exercise to maintain normal weight or reduce excess weight. Hence it can only be effectively controlled. Cure is not possible

MYTH-Allopathic Medications Damage Kidneys, so go for either Ayurvedic or Homeopathic Drugs :

FACT-In fact diabetes itself affects kidney, particularly the filtering membrane of glomerulurous  (a filtering unit in the kidney).   Even when diabetes fairly well controlled, kidney does get affected. The drugs used to treat diabetes  help in overcoming kidney damage. Therefore it is wrong to think that modern drugs cause kidney damage.

MYTH-Sugar intake is essential for body :

FACT- Some people keep asking that eating sugar is very necessary for getting energy for the body tissues. This is not at all true.  Because all the cereals like rice, jowar, wheat, ragi, bajra and other millets, contain starch as the main ingredient. Hence intake of each of these foods  provides glucose after digestion. So there is no separate need for taking sugar.

Few things to be remembered and practiced are :

  • Always use whole grain flour, as it contains a good amount of biber content for making chapati or roti.
  • Consume more of green leafy vegetables and salads with every meal.
  • Consider fruits and green leafy vegetables as part of regular snacks
  • Take small meals on more number of occasion to avoid glucose surge.
  • Avoid Maida and foods made from it. It is probably worst kind of food that one can consume.
  • Form healthy food habits.

 

I had sex for the first time and at that time I didn't bleed. When I came home and went washroom. I could see dot sized blood when I touch over there. I woke up today and bleeding happen! So is it that my hymen wasn't properly broke at that time?

Dr. Rekha George Kanugara 96% (286 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Fellow of The Royal Society of Health, Certification In Sexologist
Sexologist, Delhi
I had sex for the first time and at that time I didn't bleed. When I came home and went washroom. I could see dot siz...
No the hymen was broken definitely as you saw spotting and bleeding followed ,its normal way of course so don't worry.
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I need to transplant two artificial teeth. Could you please intimate the required cost for doing the same.

Dr. (Major) Varun Nischal 89% (290 ratings)
BDS (Gold Medalist)
Dentist, Gurgaon
I need to transplant two artificial teeth. Could you please intimate the required cost for doing the same.
I presume by transplantation you mean Dental Implants. They come in a variety of brands, shapes and sizes. A normal Israeli Dental Implant will cost you somewhere between 28,000-38,000 INR (add 4000-8000 INR more for the Crown) per tooth. The European and American Dental Implants will range between 45,000-70,000 INR) per implant. Crowns (caps!) cost separately depending upon their material and warranty.
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I feel sensitivity to bright light (eg: sun light and florescent light) symptoms like fatigue, dizzy, wheezing. I checked with ophthalmologist, she said everything was good with my eyes. What is the reason for this. Sunglasses might reduces this when I wear.

Dr. V.P. Bansal 90% (266 ratings)
MBBS, MD, DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Indore
I feel sensitivity to bright light (eg: sun light and florescent light) symptoms like fatigue, dizzy, wheezing. I che...
Take medicine Argentum nit 30 and physostigma 30,4-4 pills thrice a day. Clean your eyes with normal water, use goggles when in sunlight, eat vitamin A rich foods like carrot, papaya, mango, apple, beetroot, etc. Do contact us, for homeopathic medicines.
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I had unprotected sex but took an I pill immediately after intercourse, it has been a week now and I've started to bleed now (my due date for period is 4-5th of the month). Today is 23rd and I started to bleed since yesterday. Need help if there is anything to worry or why is this happening.

Dr. B.D. Verma 96% (826 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Lucknow
I had unprotected sex but took an I pill immediately after intercourse, it has been a week now and I've started to bl...
Don't worry about this. It will be happen due to medicine which you take for protection. These medicine disturbed hormones which controls menstrual cycle. If bleeding persist more than 5 days then consult privately through Lybrate.
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I am 7 week pregnant had strong nausea feeling after taking ondem tablet prescribed by my gynae no nausea feeling at all since morning. Is my baby safe?

Dr. Uma 91% (1418 ratings)
MS- Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I am 7 week pregnant had strong nausea feeling after taking ondem tablet prescribed by my gynae no nausea feeling at ...
Whenever confusion abt well-being if baby it is better to get usg fr foetal well-being. Usg is the hundred percent proof.
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I am having constant back pain for the last couple of months. Its not concentrated on a particular area but the pain will be there at different parts of lower back at a time and it varies time to time. My xray, blood sugar, rbc counts all are normal. What may be the cause? Some times pain intensifies and is unbearable.

Dr. Nilesh Kirtane 88% (16 ratings)
MBBS D.ORTHO DNB(ORTH)
Orthopedist, Pune
I am having constant back pain for the last couple of months. Its not concentrated on a particular area but the pain ...
Constant back pain may be because of your daily routine. May be driving or Gym or sitting and slipping habits. As you say every Investigation is normal you need physiotherapy to strengthen your back muscle.
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