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Selenium

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Selenium is a mineral used for treating diseases of the blood vessel, diseases of the heart, atherosclerosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, infertility, hay fever, chronic fatigue syndrome and arsenic poisoning. Selenium is also often used preventing cancers of the stomach, prostate, lung, and skin. Selenium works by increasing the action of antioxidants.

Do not take Selenium if you are allergic to any of the ingredients present in it, or if you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding. Before using Selenium tell your doctor if you are using any prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, or other herbal and dietary pills and supplements, or if you have any upcoming surgeries. Also let your doctor know your history of medical problems, pre-existing diseases and current health conditions.

Selenium is available in oral tablet form which has to be taken by mouth, and should be taken in doses prescribed by the doctor. Dosage depends on conditions such as medical condition, diet, age, and counteraction with other medicines.

Possible side effects of Selenium include tremors, drowsiness, nausea, dizziness, lightheadedness, loss of energy, irritability, muscle tenderness, facial flushing, liver and kidney problems, and blood clotting problems.

In addition to its intended effect, Selenium 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.
Dry hair
Skin irritation.
Is It safe with alcohol?
No interaction found
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Seldan 2.50% shampoo 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?
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 Selenium as ingredient
Ordain Health Care Global Pvt Ltd
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Ordain Health Care Global Pvt Ltd
HS Aldem Healthcare
Qvital-C Capsule
Shrey Nutraceuticals & Herbals Pvt Ltd
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
What are you using Selenium for?
infertility
Other
atherosclerosis
rheumatoid arthritis
hay fever
osteoarthritis
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
Poor
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within 2 hours
Within a day
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Not taking on daily level
Twice a day
Thrice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
With Food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
Dry hair
No Side Effects

Popular Questions & Answers

Dr. I have been suffering from the problem of nightfall 3-4 times in a week for 8 years. Is it harmful and can it cause infertility?

MBBS, DIiploma in Yoga and Ayurveda, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), PGDPC
Sexologist, Pune
Dr. I have been suffering from the problem of nightfall 3-4 times in a week for 8 years. Is it harmful and can it cau...
Yes you need to avoid all excess or bad habits or wrong methods or company or ideas..... Yes you are welcome anytime

I am passing urine after completed urine, quickly comes to sperm out. Why are the happening sir please tell me reason.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I am passing urine after completed urine, quickly comes to sperm out. Why are the happening sir please tell me reason.
Spermatorrhoea means involuntary loss of semen, which generally takes place during sleep or during urination or at stool. It is often associated with irritability and debility of the generative organs. The Main causes of Spermatorrhoea are ·        Failing of the nervous system ·        Failing of genital and urinary gland ·        Frequent masturbation ·        Narrowness of urinal duct exit ·        Over leniency to sexual thoughts ·        Sexual discontentment ·        Testicular annoyance because of the stiffness of the forefront skin ·        Rectum disorders like fissures, piles etc. ·        Stimulation after the contact ·        Filled bladder sensation HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES PHOSPHORIC ACID CALADIUM CONIUM MACULATUM SELENIUM BUFO AGNUS CAST STAPHY etc cures permanently without side effects.

I stopped doing masturbating but still the sperm leakage is happening at night times Pls suggest any solution.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I stopped doing masturbating but still the sperm leakage is happening at night times Pls suggest any solution.
Night Fall is a growing health concern among young men. More commonly known as “wet dreams” or “nocturnal pollution”, this condition involves involuntary seminal emissions during sleep at night. These emissions may sometimes occur during the early hours of the morning. The exact cause of nightfall cannot be guessed unless detailed case is discussed with Dr. because there are multiple causes for it to occur. Some of the primary causes of frequent nightfall include inability to control emotions, weak nerves and a congested prostate gland. Homoeopathic treatment cures permanently. Phosphoricum Acidum, nux vom, selenium, salix nigra ,can notharis; caladium, dios, conium, Calcarea Carbonica and china are the most recommended Homeopathic medicines for night fall.

I am 28 years old. I have been doing sex and masturbating from around 12 years. N now after two months I will get married. N now I feel my penis is not as harder as it was in past. I also I feel the size of my penis is shrinked. As well as at the time of sex mood there is a liquid out comes from my penis. Like it is done. 2 or 3 drops of sperms.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I am 28 years old. I have been doing sex and masturbating from around 12 years. N now after two months I will get mar...
Hi. 1.Homeopathic remedies are very helpful to increase the length or girth of the penis and make it thick and long. 2.The important homeopathic remedies for hard erections are: Damiana, Yohimbinum, Acid phosphoricum ,Lycopodium, Agnus castus, Caladium seguinum ,Selenium .etc. Message me in detail for treatment To find out the sexual disposition answer following -. Are you excited or is all excitement absent? Are you able to get an erection but it fails? At what point does it fail? Are erections completely absent? 3. Sexual stamina involves lasting long during sexual intercourse and maintaining an erection for as long as possible. Don’t neglect your diet. Cut back on the coffee. You can buy package offered by me which includes medicine and consultation for penis enlargement, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation together. .3 months course required.
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Sir I am a student, but I am having nightfall three or four times in a week. I don't watch porn, no masturbation. Then why this is happening with me, sir.it's making me physically week and my skin getting darker day by day. Sir,please give me best suggestion to stop this shit. I don't want nightfall, sir.due to nightfall I am loosing my concentration in study. I also can't talk about nightfall with my family. Please advise me sir.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Sir I am a student, but I am having nightfall three or four times in a week. I don't watch porn, no masturbation. The...
Night Fall is a growing health concern among young men. More commonly known as “wet dreams” or “nocturnal pollution”, this condition involves involuntary seminal emissions during sleep at night. These emissions may sometimes occur during the early hours of the morning. The exact cause of nightfall cannot be guessed unless detailed case is discussed with Dr. because there are multiple causes for it to occur. Some of the primary causes of frequent nightfall include inability to control emotions, weak nerves and a congested prostate gland. Homoeopathic treatment cures permanently. Phosphoricum Acidum, nux vom, selenium, salix nigra ,can notharis; caladium, dios, conium, Calcarea Carbonica and china are the most recommended Homeopathic medicines for night fall.
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Popular Health Tips

Rice - Is There Any Nutrition In It?

Bcom-Hons, MBA-Marketing & International Business, Advance Diploma In Nutrition & Dietetics, National Diabetes Educational Programme
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Rice - Is There Any Nutrition In It?

Rice is one of the most common non-allergens beneficial for people who are sensitive to gluten, which is a type of protein commonly found in wheat and its products. Also, rice is low in sodium, unlike chapatis, which makes it ideal for those who have trouble managing hypertension. Further, opposite to the common adage white rice has a negligible amount of sugar and fat.

People who wish to lose weight can go for brown rice, as here the outer layer is retained, making it high in fiber and other nutrients. Whereas, white rice is processed and polished, resulting in loss of vital nutrients during milling. Additionally, using rice bran oil can help people in keeping their bad cholesterol levels in check. 

Below mentioned is the list of nutrients present in rice 

  1. Carbohydrates: Rice is a good source of carbohydrates and in many cases, it is the main source of carbohydrates, as it contains digestible starch. This is equally good bad as the human digestive system is deficit in the enzyme that is required to digest it. Thus, it takes time to digest rice and is not absorbed readily into the blood. During the absorption process, rice is converted into short chain fatty acids in the small intestine and goes all the way to the large intestine where it is finally absorbed.
  2. Proteins: Rice contains a good amount of dietary protein, which is essential for repair of body tissues on a regular basis.
  3. Vitamins: Vitamin B complex in rice regulates the body’s chemical reactions and is known to burn food into energy. It also contains small amounts of vitamin B1 (thiamine), B3 (niacin), B2 (riboflavin) and vitamin E.
  4. Minerals: Rice is also a good source of iron and zinc, which protects the body from free radical damage, which are chemicals that can lead to the development of cancerous cells. 

Types of rice
White rice is what has always been most popular. However, with the recent shift in eating habits, more people are switching to brown rice, which is white rice plus the husk. The husk of the rice has additional fiber and is richer in terms of nutrients. Brown rice, not only has lesser calories as compared to white rice (170 calories vs. 220 calories for a medium cup serving), it is also packed with additional minerals, such as manganese, selenium, magnesium and potassium. Eating brown rice can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by half and aids in weight loss too.  It may just seem like a cup of rice, but it sure is loaded. In case of a concern or query consult an expert & get answers to questions!

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Garlic Tea - Health Benefits Of Consuming It Every Morning!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Garlic Tea - Health Benefits Of Consuming It Every Morning!

"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food." - famous quote by the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, often known as 'the father of medicine'. He used to prescribe garlic to treat a variety of medical conditions.

Garlic is low in calories and high in nutrients, containing vitamin C, vitamin B6, fiber, manganese and selenium. It contains a compound known as allicin, which has been proved to prevent blood clotting, lower cholesterol levels, and found to have antibacterial properties. This very spice is a natural immunity booster that helps the body fight infections. 

From consuming raw garlic cloves to adding them for flavors, every application of this spice comes with a host of health benefits. And, sipping a cup of garlic tea every morning is known to work wonders on your body. 

Benefits of Garlic Tea

  1. Keeps Heart Healthy: LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein) is a bad cholesterol and is known to spell doom for the heart as it triggers Arteriosclerosis. Daily consumption of garlic tea can help lower down the LDL levels significantly, keeping the heart healthy and disease-free.
  2. Boosts Immunity: Garlic, scientific name Allium sativum, contains the active compound Allicin. Allicin comes packed with antibacterial and antifungal properties and is known to strengthen the immune system significantly. Thus, a cup of garlic tea can help shield the body from various harmful infections and pathogens.
  3. Aids Weight Loss: Garlic tea stimulates the metabolism, which can increase passive fat burning and aid weight loss efforts, while also partially suppressing the appetite.
  4. Improves Respiratory System: If cold, cough, chest or sinus congestion and related complications are giving you sleepless night, a cup of garlic tea is all that you need to keep all these problems at bay.
  5. Slows Down The Skin-aging Process: Skin aging can be quite frustrating. But not anymore. Laden with antioxidants, vitamin A, C, B1, and B2, garlic tea protects the skin from the oxidative damage triggered by the free radicals, thereby slowing down the skin-aging process considerably.
  6. Anti-Cancer Properties: Research suggests that garlic has anti-carcinogenic properties. Thus, drinking a cup of garlic tea early in the morning (on empty stomach) can work wonders to prevent different types of cancer.
  7. Keeps Your Liver Healthy: Drink a cup of garlic tea daily and your liver will thank you for long. Garlic contains Allicin and Selenium, both of which play a pivotal role in keeping the liver healthy. 
  8. Regulates Blood Pressure: Many people with a high blood pressure have benefited immensely from drinking garlic tea.

Things To Be Taken Care Of:

  1. For maximum benefits and to ensure that the activity of Allicin remains intact, always chop the garlic cloves and wait for at least 10 minutes before heating it.
  2. Though it is extremely beneficial, an excess of garlic consumption may give rise to complications such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, heartburn, dizziness, to name a few. So, make sure to consume it in moderate amount.

Preparing Your Cup Of Health:

The preparation of garlic tea is no herculean task. In fact, it is much easier than finding a coffee shop that offers it on the menu.

Ingredients

  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice

Method of preparation

Step 1 – Put the finely chopped cloves into the water and bring it to boil.

Step 2 – Turn off the heat and add honey & lemon to the tea, stir it well.

Your garlic tea is ready to be served. If you are taking any medications, talk to our experts & get a consultation before increasing your garlic consumption. 

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How to Boost Your Semen Production by 500% in Weeks?

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
How to Boost Your Semen Production by 500% in Weeks?

Are you concerned about your semen volume?

If so, you are not alone. A vast majority of men are unhappy with their semen volume and would do anything to boost their semen production.

It's important to keep in mind that semen is just one of your body fluids and it is highly influenced by your diet and lifestyle.

Here are some simple and easy ways to increase your semen production:

1. Begin by Relaxing

Stress, depression and other negative feelings can affect your body in a lot of negative ways. It is a proven fact that chronic stress can lower testosterone in men. Low testosterone spells bad news for your semen production since it is the hormone that controls your semen production.

So, if you want to boost your semen production, try to manage stress in your life. Stop worrying about little things and try to control your anger. Yoga is another effective way that helps you reduce stress.

2. Get Active

Exercise is good for three main reasons. First of all, it is a highly powerful stress buster. Secondly, it increases blood circulation in your body. Better blood flow ensures better supply of nutrients throughout your body. Thus, when you workout on your lower body, your testicles get their supply of nutrients through increased blood flow. This is great for your semen production.

Finally, exercise also helps elevate your testosterone levels. Thus, it helps improve your semen production.

Strength training is the best form of exercise when it comes to increasing testosterone. You must workout for at least 4-5 days a week. However, it is best to limit your workout to just 45-60 minutes a session. Too much of exercise can result in overheating of testicles resulting in reduced semen production.

3. Avoid Substance Abuse

If you are serious about increasing your semen production, it's time to give up smoking, drinking and all other kinds of recreational drugs. Nicotine is not just bad for your respiratory system but is equally bad for your sex life too. It restricts blood flow to the penis and damages sperm too. In addition to this, it also lowers semen volume.

Alcohol promotes aromatization of testosterone into estrogen which is the female hormone. What it means is that alcohol can result in reduced testosterone levels in your body. This negatively impacts your semen volume.

Recreational drugs are a disaster for your sex life and reproductive health. Men who use drugs like heroin etc. are almost 100% impotent.

4. Have Some Zinc

Zinc is essential for semen production in your body. This is because it helps increase testosterone. Oysters are a great source of this mineral. If you cannot get oysters, try lean meat. Beef, chicken and turkey are some excellent food sources of this mineral.

In addition to this, you must also consume plenty of other minerals like magnesium and selenium. Oily fish like tuna and salmon are some of the best sources of this mineral. Such fish are a great source of essential fats like Omega 3 fatty acids which help boost testosterone production.

5. Try Natural Semen Enhancement Pills

Last, but not the least, you must also try natural semen enhancement pills. Such pills come loaded with minerals, herbal extracts and other nutrients that can help boost your semen production by up to 500% within a few weeks.

Such pills not only ensure a boost to your semen volume but also increase your sperm count. This gives a boost to your fertility and is great for men trying to make their women pregnant.

Such pills also help ensure rock solid erections.

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Homeopathy And Dandruff

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Homeopathy And Dandruff

HOMOEOPATHY WORKS BEST FOR DANDRUFF 

DANDRUFF [DANDRUFF]


Dry white flakes of skin, on your scalp is known as dandruff.
• It is not a health risk, but is a source of embarrassment.
• Some people have the wrong notion that it is because of bad hygiene or washing the hair often - this is a false belief. It is just that people having dandruff shed more skin then others.
• However some dermatologists suggest that is caused by a yeast fungus that is believed to breed in a combination of sebaceous oil and dead skin cells.
 

CAUSES: • A family history of dandruff.
• Excessive sweating of the scalp.
• Excessive mental and physical stress.
• Use of alkaline soaps.
• Cold dry winter season.
Psoriasis of scalp.
• Seborrhoeic dermatitis.
• Improper carbohydrate and sugar consumption.
• Nutrient deficiencies – B-complex, essential fatty acids, selenium.
 

SIGN AND SYMPTOMS:

• Flakes of skin which may be small and white or large greasy and yellow.
• Itching on scalp, eyebrows, nose or ears.
• It can be worse in winters.
 

DIETARY MANAGEMENT: Avoid:
• Avoid fatty and oily food.
• Avoid dairy products (except yoghurt) – cheese, cottage cheese and seafood.
• Avoid sugar, white flour and chocolate
• Avoid excess alcohol.
• Avoid stress.
• Even though dandruff is dry flaking skin do not normally apply excessive oil as it may provide an environment for yeast to breed.


  DO:

• Add one tea spoon of vinegar to the rinsing water after washing your hair.
• Before washing your hair, apply a mixture of 8 table spoon of pure organic peanut oil and 2 table spoon lemon juice and massage into the scalp. Leave it for 10-15 minutes then shampoo.
• You can replace oil with coconut milk or coconut water; leave it over night and shampoo.
• Wash hair with natural, herbal ingredients rather than chemical – take mixture of amla (Indian goose berri) powder, aritha (sapindus Laurifotius) powder and shikakai (Acacia Concinna) powder, soak it in water over night and wash hair with the mixture.

• Practice yoga, helps in relieving stress and will increase blood circulation.
• Natural live yoghurt is recommended as a natural conditioner.
• Avoid harsh hair dyes and hair creams.
• Softly massage your scalp when you shampoo or oil. This will help blood circulation and prevent skin from drying and cracking.

  CONSUME:

• Drink plenty of water.
• Eat large percentage of your diet as raw fruits and vegetables.
• Consume (3-4) nuts and seeds daily.
• Consume linseed oil – 2 table spoon.
• Consumption of Aloe vera juice is also helpful.
• Consume Kelp and Japanese sea plants frequently as they supply many minerals like iodine which are better for hair growth and healing of the scalp.
• Increase intake of zinc in diet:
– Shellfish, beef and other red meats, eggs and seafood, milk and milk products, nuts, sea plants especially Japanese sea.
• Consume diet rich in antioxidants like Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
• Increase intake of foods that contain PUFA's (poly unsaturated fatty acids): flax / linseed oil is the richest source of PUFA's. Other oils that contain PUFA's are safflower oil, soybean oil, maize oil, sesame oil, olive oil. As all oils are high in fats, its consumption should be limited. The intake of oils should not exceed 20gms a day.
• Sesame oil and almond oil hinders the absorption of LDL (low-density lipoproteins), so it is advisable to use replace other cooking oils by sesame oil.
• Consume lots of Selenium:
– Fish, shellfish, eggs, red meat, chicken, liver, grains, Brazil nuts, garlic, wheat germ and brewer's yeast.
• Consume lots of Vitamin B complex:
– Liver, kidney, pancreas, yeast (Brewer's yeast), lean meat especially pork, fish, dairy products, poultry, egg, shrimps, crabs and lobsters,.
– Milk and milk products, green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts, whole grain cereals.
– Carrots, bananas, avocado, raspberries, artichoke, cauliflower, soy flour, barley, cereals, pasta, whole grains, wheat barn like rice and wheat germ, dried beans, peas and soybeans.

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Impotence & Infertility - Why Homeopathy Is The Right Choice?

BHMS
Homeopath, Jaipur
Impotence & Infertility - Why Homeopathy Is The Right Choice?

For most couples, having a child is their dream come true. For those who are not able to see this dream come true, the reasons could be due to issues in either the male or the female (impotence or infertility respectively). There could be multiple underlying causes of impotency and infertility including physiologic reasons and strained relationships.

As with all other conditions, homoeopathy looks at both impotence and infertility as a whole and tries to provide a remedy not just to the issue at hand, but to the problem as a whole.

Impotence: Common causes for impotence include hormonal issues, neurologic disturbances, psychological issues, and pathological causes like infections, inflammation, etc. The first step in treatment depends on identifying the underlying cause, and then giving a remedy. Some of the common homoeopathy medicines are listed below, but self-medication is not advisable.

  1. In cases where emotional desire and physical ability are lacking, Agnus Castus is used effectively. In these patients, the genital organs are usually cold, flaccid, and relaxed.
  2. In people who have mental depression, Caladium is the treatment of choice. The desire is strong but the erections are very weak in these people.
  3. In men with rapid, involuntary semen discharge, Selenium is indicated
  4. In men with low sperm count, x-Ray helps to improve both quantity and quality of sperms.
  5. In men with small testes and/or prostate enlargement, Sabal Serrulata is used effectively.

Infertility: This is caused by a multitude of factors including structural abnormalities in the pelvic organs, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, hormonal imbalances, pelvic inflammatory disease, infections like Chlamydia and gonorrhoea), blocked fallopian tubes, or thyroid disorders. The underlying reason should first be identified before treating infertility. Some of the commonly used homoeopathy medicines are listed below.

  1. In females with infertility due to acid vaginal discharges, Borax and Natrum Phos are used. Borax is used where the discharge is copious, warm, and resembles egg white. Natrum Phos is used in cases where the discharge is creamy and honey coloured and sour smelling.
  2. In women with menorrhagia or dysfunctional bleeding, Calcarea Carb is used. The periods are usually ahead of time, are too heavy, and last very long. Aletris farinose is used when the periods are heavy and early along with a history of frequent abortions.
  3. In women with irregular, scanty periods, Pulsatilla and Sepia are indicated. Pulsatilla is used when there are multiple ovarian cysts. Sepia is used in women who have a bearing down sensation of the uterus.

Of note, in both impotence and infertility, self-medication is not advised. The doctor will have a detailed discussion to find out what is right for you. For best results, involve the partner as well.
 

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About Selenium
When is Selenium prescribed?
What are the side effects of Selenium?
Key highlights of Selenium
Medicines containing Selenium
What are the interactions for Selenium?