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Phosphorus is used as a dietary supplement for patients who lack phosphorus in their daily diet. Decreased amount of phosphorus in the diet is usually caused by illnesses and diseases. It also stops the growth of calcium stones in the urinary tract.

Possible side effects of this medicine include diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting and stomach pain. These side effects do not require medical attention as they might go away with time. However, there are some side effects which may occur rarely but are serious. Some of these severe side effects include confusion, seizures, decreased urination, irregular heartbeat, dizziness, headache, muscle cramps, weakness, tiredness, swollen legs and weight gain. If you find any of these side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider immediately.

Inform your doctor if you have any current medication or medical problems such as burns, heart disease, rickets, dehydration, edema, high blood pressure, liver disease, kidney stones and kidney disease. Your dosage depends on your age, weight, medical condition and your response to the treatment. It is recommended to use the medicine as prescribed by your doctor or health care professional.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Gastroenterologist before using this medicine.

nutritional deficiencies
In addition to its intended effect, Phosphorus 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.
Stomach upset
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine should not be consumed during pregnancy unless necessary. Consulting a doctor is mandatory to discuss the benefits and risks before taking the medicine.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Phosphorus as ingredient
Neon Laboratories Ltd
Steadfast Medishield Pvt Ltd
Phosphorus is a diet supplement that is prescribed to patients of rickets, kidney stones, liver diseases, etc. The drug provides phosphorus in form of phosphates to fill up the deficiency of phosphorus in the body in these ailments.
Ques: What is Phosphorus?
Ans: Phosphorus is used as a dietary supplement for patients who lack phosphorus in their daily diet. Reduced amount of phosphorus in the diet is generally caused by illnesses and diseases. It also stops the growth of calcium stones in the urinary tract.
Ques: What is the use of Phosphorus?
Ans: Phosphorus is a dietary supplement, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like Antacids and Diuretic. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Phosphorus to avoid undesirable effects.
Ques: What are the side effects of Phosphorus?
Ans: Phosphorus is a dietary supplement which has some commonly reported side effects. These side effects may or may not occur always and some of them are rare but severe. This is not a complete list and if you experience any of the below-mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately. Here are some side effects of Phosphorus which are as follows: Irregular heartbeat, Stomach ache, Feeling of sickness, Vomiting, Numbness of hands and lips, Confusion, Seizures, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Cramps, Headache, Laxative effect. It is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Phosphorus.
Ques: Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when using Phosphorus?
Ans: If you observe drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Phosphorus as a medication then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle and operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using this supplement which makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also recommend patients not to drink alcohol along with this supplement as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Check for these effects on your body when using Phosphorus. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects. It is a prescribed medication.
What are you using Phosphorus for?
nutritional deficiencies
How much was the improvement?
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within a day
Within 2 days
Within 6 hours
Within 2 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Twice a day
Not taking on daily level
Thrice a day
Four times A Day
How did you take this medicine?
Empty stomach
With or without food
With Food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Stomach upset
No Side Effects
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Popular Questions & Answers

When the kidney is shrink what steps should be taken to precautions? Please advice

General Physician, Nashik
When the kidney is shrink what steps should be taken to precautions? Please advice
When indicators suggest a kidney cleanse is in order, the most important thing to do is to drink adequate amounts of water (8 cups or 2 L of filtered or healthy spring water daily) to flush out unwanted waste and improve circulation to the organ. Follow a low-protein diet as much as possible, especially avoiding animal protein of any kind, including milk, dairy products, eggs, poultry, fish, and seafood, as these foods are high in phosphorus and encourage calcium deposition. Also avoid rhubarb, chocolate, and all caffeinated products, as these foods increase calcium oxalate or uric acid in the kidneys and could elicit a kidney stone attack in susceptible people. Also enjoy cranberry, pomegranate, and blueberry juices, which enhance kidney function, and supplement with essential nutrients.
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I am 30 years old unmarried men. But I have a gf. 6 month ago she drink my sperm then she is having heavy fat now. My question is why she is now fat? Please advice

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am 30 years old unmarried men. But I have a gf. 6 month ago she drink my sperm then she is having heavy fat now. My...
Getting fat is because of hormones, bad habits of diet, lack of exercise. Etc. Not your sperm I am sure.

I am loosing hair quickly and I have tried all shampoo but no effects yet can you help me please.

Homeopath, Calicut
I am loosing hair quickly and I have tried all shampoo but no effects yet can you help me please.
Graphitis Lycopodium phosphorus silicea sulphur etc lot of medicine s are there require more symptoms to prescribe as of now take weisbaden tincture 12 drops twice daily apply arnica hair oil.

I am 22 years old and my hair fall is day by day increasing there is no growth at all and my hair is turned too frizzy as well as it has split ends all over. Will sesa oil beneficial for me?

BHMS ,PGDPC , MS (psych.)
Homeopath, Nashik
I am 22 years old and my hair fall is day by day increasing there is no growth at all and my hair is turned too frizz...
Take Homeopathic medicine 1) Arnica 30.4 pills .at morning 2) Phosphorus .30.4 pills .at night for 7 days 3) apply Jaborandi plus Homeopathic hair oil daily.

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Best Homeopathic Medicines for Treatment of Diabetes!

BHMS, MD-Homeopathy, PGPC - Preventive Cardiology
Homeopath, Delhi
Best Homeopathic Medicines for Treatment of Diabetes!

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition wherein the body doesn’t metabolise sugar properly. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, is responsible for carrying the sugar or glucose, from the bloodstream to the individual cells. When the pancreas fails to produce insulin, glucose builds up in your bloodstream and enters your urine. Homeopathy focuses on the overall health of the individual. Homeopathic medicines for diabetes include:

1. Abroma Augusta: This homeopathic medicine is best for diabetics who have weak muscles, increased appetites and frequent urination.
2. Phosphorus: If symptoms include weak vision, Phosphorus is the best remedy for it.
3. Syzygium Jambolanum: This is one of the best homeopathic remedies for diabetes mellitus. It acts efficiently and promptly in lowering sugar levels.
4. Phosphoric acid: If you feel exhausted or weak all the time, either physically or mentally, then Phosphoric acid is beneficial. Weak memory, forgetfulness and numb feet are also treated with Phosphoric acid.

5. Gymnema Sylvestre: Sometimes, diabetics drastically lose weight and have low energy levels. Gymnema Sylvestre is an excellent remedy for such symptoms.

Sometimes one or more homeopathic medicines may be combined to treat symptoms. Some common combinations include:

1. Lachesis, Arnica, Belladonna and Phosphorus are combined in a treatment to treat retinopathy, which is damage to the eyes caused by diabetes.
2. Serum Anguillae, Arsenic Album and Lycopodium are used together to treat kidney damage (nephropathy) in diabetics.
3. Helonias, Sulphur and Phosphoric acid are taken to deal with neuropathy or nerve problems such as numbness in feet and hands.
4. Syzygium Jambolanum is combined with Secale Cornutum to treat skin ulcers, which is a common problem among diabetics.
5. For people suffering from constipation due to diabetes, Natrum Sulph, Defloratum and Carlsbad are the best medicines.
6. To improve weak memory, Phosphoric acid, Nux Vom and Kali Phos are the best remedies for diabetics.
7. Sometimes diabetics complain of extreme, incapacitating weakness. To improve energy and boost overall health, Carbo Veg, Phosphoric acid, Phosphorus and Arsenic Album are recommended.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Digestive Health - 10 Things That Can Help You Manage It!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Medicine, DNB - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Nashik
Digestive Health - 10 Things That Can Help You Manage It!

The food you eat plays an important role in your gastrointestinal health. Some foods can be difficult to digest and lead to bloating and heartburn while others increase the healthy bacteria in your gut and make digestion easier. 

Here are ten things you should include in your diet for a healthy digestive system:

  1. Bananas: Bananas help regulate bowel movements and help bind food waste together thus helping with irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhea. They also help restore the electrolyte and potassium balance in the stomach.
  2. Oats: Oats are rich in fiber and low in calories. It is also a rich source of phosphorus, vitamin E and Zinc. Oats helps with the proper functioning of the digestive system and the extraction of waste.
  3. Curd: Curd rice is the most well known home remedy for an upset stomach. Curd is a rich source of probiotics that helps restore the balance of healthy gut bacteria and eases digestion.
  4. Coconut oil: Coconut oil is an excellent substitute for normal cooking oil or butter. Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties and fatty acids that ease the digestive system and boost immunity and energy levels.
  5. Lentils: Lentils are rich in prebiotics and fiber. These prebiotics promote the growth of healthy gut bacteria and prevent harmful bacteria from causing stomach infections.
  6. Ginger: Herbs and spices are very helpful with digestion. Amongst these, ginger is foremost. It can be used to treat a number of stomach infections such as bloating, nausea and diarrhea. Ginger also helps speed up the movement of food from the stomach to the intestines. 
  7. Vegetables: Vegetables are rich in fiber and probiotics. While beetroots help relieve constipation, sweet potatoes help treat ulcers and bowel problems. Other vegetables that aid digestion include cucumbers, tomatoes and carrots.
  8. Brown rice: A certain amount of carbohydrates are essential for a well balanced diet. Brown rice has a high calorific value but is less fattening. Brown rice helps food move smoothly through the digestive system and hence promotes regularity.
  9. Peppermint: Peppermint helps ease indigestion and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Peppermint can be had on its own as a flavoring agent in salads and on fruits or taken as a supplement.
  10. Water: Water is crucial to healthy digestion. It helps smooth the movement of food through the digestive system and out of the bowels. Inadequate water is one of the most common causes of constipation. Ideally, you should have a minimum of 8 to 10 glasses of water a day.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Buttermilk Vs Curd - What's Your Summer Delight?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Fazilka
Buttermilk Vs Curd - What's Your Summer Delight?

Curd and buttermilk are both milk based products, have the same composition, and more or less the same nutrients, yet there remains a persistent question as to which out of the two is better?

Does adding water to the contents of the curd, to turn it into buttermilk, really affect the properties of curd?

The answer is yes.

Read on to find out, how.

The basic difference between curd and buttermilk is the process of dilution by the addition of water. The more water you put in curd, the less concentrated the buttermilk becomes. According to Ayurveda, the churning (Manthana) of the curd into buttermilk, gives it additional properties. Churning induces the proteins in the buttermilk to be easily digested due to their degraded structure.

Here are a few pointers that could help you choose which out of the two suits your needs more:

  • Calorie content - If you are looking to reduce your weight and prefer a controlled diet, you should opt for buttermilk. 100 grams of buttermilk contains 40 calories, whereas 100 grams of curd contains close to 98 calories. So, for undernourished children or people looking forward to gain weight, curd should be opted because it is nutrient dense.
  • Nutrient content - Buttermilk is rich in calcium, vitamin B12, zinc, iboflavin and proteins. It helps in keeping your bones healthy, lowering the level of bad cholesterol, preventing cancer, battling stress and anemia due to the presence of these nutrients. On the other hand, curd contains calcium, phosphorus, vitamins B12, B5, B2, potassium, proteins, and molybdenum. These nutrients prove to be beneficial in preventing chances of hypertension and heart diseases, promoting teeth and bone health and reducing stress and anxiety.
  • Fluid content -  Buttermilk has significant fluid content, so it can be consumed in extremely hot weather conditions to curb dehydration and as a replacement to other fluids. On the contrary, curd has limited fluid content, which makes it suitable for consumption by people who have been instructed to adhere to a fluid restricted diet, but require an intake of good quality proteins.
  • Probiotics content - Both curd and buttermilk are rich in probiotics or good bacteria, which help in strengthening your immune system and increase longevity.

Remember, make either of the two a part of your regular diet! 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Chronic Respiratory Problems - How To Treat Them With Homeopathy?

Homeopath, Mumbai
Chronic Respiratory Problems - How To Treat Them With Homeopathy?

The lungs are highly prone to chronic problems. Be it asthma, bronchitis or COPD, these problems require chronic treatment and the patient is always on alert. Homeopathy believes that these are just symptoms of an underlying, deep-rooted cause and addressing the root cause can help in complete cure of symptoms. By working on the underlying problem, homeopathy attempts to:

  1. Prevent further damage to the organs; so disease progression is arrested
  2. Reduce dependency on steroids and bronchodilators, which is very common among most people with chronic respiratory disorders
  3. Natural and holistic treatment with minimal side effects

It is to be noted that different clinical presentations are treated with different compounds, and there are more than 25 compounds that can be used in people with chronic respiratory disorders. The doctor would choose the right compound depending on the presenting symptoms. Some of the commonly used compounds are listed below:

  1. Bryonia: In people with dry hacking cough and rusty sputum, this is useful. The symptoms are aggravated by any sort of motion and warm temperatures.
  2. Rumex: In people with dry/stringy cough, which is increased in cold temperatures and by talking, this medicine proves useful.
  3. Kali Bichromicum: Where the patient has yellow, sticky mucous which is worse in the morning, this compound is effective.
  4. Aconite: It is very useful in treating bronchitis, where there is frequent sneezing, restlessness, coryza-like symptoms or excessive perspiration. Its uniqueness is that it prevents development of a full-fledged bronchitis.
  5. Belladonna: This is useful in patients with bronchitis who have violent fever and distressing cough that is worse with lying down and at night. The coughing spells are dry and short with irregular breathing. There is also fullness in the chest with no pain, though children might cry with this fullness. There is increased drowsiness where patients sometimes doze off into a semiconscious state.
  6. Sulphur: It is very useful in people with chronic bronchitis, where the patient has significant rales (sounds due to air movement within the bronchi). This is accompanied by mucous that is thick and can contain pus. The patient could also suffer from bouts of suffocation.
  7. Bacillinum: It is widely used in people who tend to catch cold easily. The mucous membranes are highly irritated and the patient feels very congested.

Other useful compounds include Phosphorus, Mercurius, Antimonium tartaricum, Rumex, Puslatilla, Ipea, Chelidonium and Sulphur. As noted, with homeopathic compounds, the right compound is determined by multiple factors including the stage at which the infection is at the time of presentation, nature of the cough, type of mucus, aggravating or relieving factors, presence of a cold, overall health status, habits, etc. The doctor will identify the right compound for you after checking these, so you are advised not to self medicate. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Custard Apple (Sharifa) - Amazing Health Benefits You Must Know!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Custard Apple (Sharifa) - Amazing Health Benefits You Must Know!

Custard apple, popularly known as 'sharifa' or 'sitaphal' in India, is liked by people of all age groups. Though it can be eaten as raw fruit, custard apple is widely used as an ingredient in the form of desserts, smoothies, shakes, and snacks. But, do you know that besides its delicious taste, custard apple also exerts numerous health benefits?

Well yes, custard apple is full of anti-oxidants and vitamins which help the body fight many diseases. Also, it has loads of potassium, vitamin A, copper, phosphorus, fiber, calcium - the list is endless. The high anti-oxidant properties are excellent for skin, heart, bones and blood pressure. The copper content in custard apple helps cure constipation, indigestion problems and gastrointestinal infections such as diarrhoeaLet us take an insight as to why you should consume 'sitaphal' this season.

  1. Keeps your heart healthy: Custard apples are high in potassium and magnesium, both of which are essential for keeping cardiac diseases at bay and controlling blood pressure levels. Also, vitamin B6 and dietary fibre present in custard apple help to keep the blood cholesterol levels normal, thereby reducing the incidence of cardiac arrest and other heart ailments considerably.
  2. Reduces Asthma: Vitamin B6 also acts as a defensive shield, protecting individuals from inflammation of the bronchioles (which may often give rise to asthma and breathing problems).
  3. Prevent Diabetes: Custard apple is a rich source of vitamin C, potassium, iron, magnesium, and dietary fibre, all of which help reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes. They regulate the blood glucose level. However, for maximum benefits make sure to consume the fruit in moderate amounts.
  4. Helps In Weight Gain: Custard apple, with its high-calorie content, is an ideal choice for people who are underweight and trying frantically to put on some weight.
  5. Perfect For Pregnant Women: Custard apple is a wonder-fruit for pregnant women. Being a rich source of dietary fibre, copper, and vitamin B6, custard apple goes a long way to alleviate the symptoms of constipation and morning sickness (especially nausea) in pregnant women. When consumed regularly during pregnancy, it helps in producing more breast milk. Custard apple also contributes significantly towards the development of the brain, nervous system and immune system of the foetus.
  6. Cures arthritis: Magnesium present in custard apple maintains a healthy balance of fluids and electrolytes in the body. This removes the excess of fluids and acids in the joints which leads to inflammation. The end result is reduced risks of arthritis and rheumatism.
  7. Prevents Skin-Aging: Custard apple is a rich source of antioxidants and protects the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals. Free radicals are tiny reactive oxygen molecules that can cause damage to your skin. Custard apple has the ability to fight free radicals thereby, preventing the skin from becoming prone to skin-aging, acne, psoriasis, and eczema. It enhances the production of collagen proteins, thereby maintaining skin elasticity and youthfulness.
  8. Prevents Skin Diseases: The active compound 'Acetogenin' present in custard apple, contributes towards minimizing the incidence of skin cancer. Also, custard apple acts as a natural moisturizer and a detoxifier, keeping the skin hydrated with the elimination of toxins that can be harmful to the skin.

While the health benefits of custard apple are immense, the seeds of this fruit are harmful and should never be consumed. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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