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Asthma - Ayurvedic Treatment For It!

Dr. Vijeshwar Kumar Gupta 84% (10 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Moradabad
Asthma - Ayurvedic Treatment For It!

The most common respiratory disorder, asthma, is an allergy. Allergy is when the body’s immune system recognizes something in the system as foreign (or antigen) and produces what are known as antibodies. These antibodies cause allergic symptoms ranging from skin skin rashes to breathing issues to even anaphylaxis.

People who have asthma dread the spring season when the air is full of pollen, and they have severe attacks. In simple terms, what happens during asthma is the air pipes narrow down, leading to symptoms of chest congestion, breathlessness, coughing, and wheezing.

Ayurvedic belief is that asthma is caused due to some triggers like stress, exercise, cold air, and excessive pollen. These increase the Kapha component or dosha, which leads to mucus formation in the air passages leading to narrowing of the airways. Some causes include:

  • Weak lung tissues
  • Damp environment
  • Cold and/or stale food
  • Increased ama (mucus) formation

Strange as it may sound, Ayurveda believes that impaired digestion causes asthma.

Management: Ayurvedic belief is that managing asthma requires effort aimed at various things including food changes, exercise, and airway management. Some of the significant tips are listed below.

  • Increase consumption of honey and warm liquids like herbal teas
  • Eat a lot of old cereals and whole grains (rice, barley, oats, green grams, etc.)
  • Reduce dairy products as they are difficult to digest and hard on the stomach
  • Avoid white flour, oily foods, sugary foods, cold-stored foods, processed foods, and fried foods. These again are hard on the stomach and not easily digested.
  • Exercise should be done in moderation, as too much exercise can add to the shortness of breath and congestion
  • Try various home remedies and repeat what works for you well. Black pepper powder in warm milk can help relieve the congestion.
  • Ginger root can be powdered along with black pepper and stored as a powder. This can be mixed in warm water or milk and consumed 3 to 4 times a day
  • Steam inhalation where cumin seeds can also be added to the water is found to be very beneficial.
  • A concoction of guava leaves, black pepper, milk, and water can be boiled. This, when consumed for over 6 to 8 months, helps improve immunity.
  • Neti therapy where the nasal passages are cleared of mucus is also a very effective way to improve breathing and keep the airways clear.
  • Stress management either through meditation or mild exercise is very important, as asthma is known to worsen during periods of stress.
  • Herbal oil massages also help improve circulation and nerve supply and therefore improve immunity.

Ayurveda believes these improve immunity and thereby control asthma. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

HIV - What Type Of Nutrition Should You Follow?

Dr. R.Pavan Kumar 88% (39 ratings)
General Physician, Nalgonda
HIV - What Type Of Nutrition Should You Follow?

Nutrition and HIV are closely connected. When a patient’s immune system is severely affected due to HIV, it can lead to malnutrition and vulnerability to other diseases. Such infections can cause diarrhea, weight loss, and weakness. Malnutrition and not maintaining a healthy intake of nutrients can be a direct link or cause to the progression of the HIV disease.

How does good nutrition help?
Healthy nutrition obviously cannot treat or cure an  HIV infection, but it certainly can help the patient to maintain and reinforce the immune system. A healthy diet can also contribute to the general well-being of a patient. Healthy nutrition is an important factor in for people living with HIV. Besides, prophylaxis, a cure for unscrupulous infections, and Anti-Retroviral Treatment, nutrition is essential for an HIV patient.

What is a balanced diet for HIV Patients?
A balanced diet is not a singular meal for patients suffering from HIV. It denotes that a person should eat and drink the correct amount of food from various food groups in order to remain somewhat healthy and strong enough to deal with the treatment process. Drinking adequate clean water is imperative.

What should HIV patients consume?
People living with HIV are advised to consume the fresh vegetables grown in the vicinity. Seasonal fruits and vegetables should be incorporated into their diet.

Choosing foods from these food groups is the key to completing a balanced diet.

  • Cereals, pulses, roots, and rhizomes.
  • Legumes, nuts, seeds.
  • For non-vegetarians, the consumption of protein-rich food items such as fish, meat, and eggs is recommended.
  • Vegetables are the key to any proper diet is eating green vegetables. It is necessary to make sure that the vegetables are washed and cleaned in order to reduce the risk of further infections or diseases.
  • Daily consumption of freshly grown fruits including seasonal fruits.
  • Fats
  • Sugar

HIV patients should focus on eating regularly. Having three meals a day is a must. Along with a balanced diet, drinking lots of clean or purified water ensures that the body is fully hydrated and helps with maintaining a good digestive process. Foods items that are rich in vitamin A, for example, yellow-orange foods are very important in improving immunity. Fruits such as pawpaw, bananas, and vegetables such as carrots, are good sources of vitamin A.

A well-nourished person is highly likely to preserve a sturdier immune system for dealing with HIV and fighting off the infection. Consulting a physician regarding the appropriate diet is important as some food items may not be suitable for patients. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

My daughter every month viral fever and cold cough please suggest me for proper test and medicine ya doctors.

Dr. Udaya Nath Sahoo 93% (748 ratings)
General Physician,
My daughter every month viral fever and cold cough please suggest me for proper test and medicine ya doctors.
Hello, Thanks for your query on Lybrate "As" per your clinical history is concerned please follow like this- 1) Do a clinical examination by your Doctor and to confirm do (CBC with differential) to know exact cause of fever. 2) Discuss with your Doctor about (Flu) vaccination 3) Regarding prescription medication during infection discuss with your Doctor - a) KOFAREST-PED oral drops for cough b) BABYGESIC oral drops for fever c) AB-CEF SYR dry syrup for secondary bacterial infections d) A TO Z SYRUP (Do take it regularly to boost immunity) Do follow lifestyle modifications like this - 1) Try to wash your hands. Thorough and frequent hand-washing is an effective way to prevent many common infections. Or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers if soap and water aren't readily available. 2) Contain your coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough. To avoid contaminating your hands, cough or sneeze into a tissue. 3) Try to avoid crowds by avoiding crowds during peak flu season, you reduce your chances of infection. And, if you're sick, stay home so that you don't infect others. Hope that helps.
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As I am reading about HIV I am getting very my childhood about 15 -18 years ago. Our family doc has been using same needle for injection. He would just wasn't it in boiled water after every use. It has been over 15 years. Should I b worried about any possible infection?

Dr. Ishwar Gilada 95% (1588 ratings)
MBBS, DDV, FCPS, APEX, Diplomat American Board of Sexology
HIV Specialist, Mumbai
As I am reading about HIV I am getting very my childhood about 15 -18 years ago. Our family doc has been u...
Nothing to worry. Too. Much time lapsed. But better to do HBsAg and VDRL tests. Take HBV vaccines.
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I suffering from stress. After 14 day there was my exam and I am vary stress for that. Suggest some medicine to control that.

Ms. Rachna Mishra 91% (192 ratings)
M.A.(H)Psychology, PG Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Therapy
Psychologist, Delhi
Hie lybrate-user. Here are some tips to help students reduce their exam stress levels and ensure maximum efficiency before, during and straight after an examination. Before the exam Here are some basic pre-exam tips to help you minimise stress and maximise effective study. 1. Don't cram Studying the night before an exam causes the level of stress in the body to increase. Unfortunately, this stress doesn't decrease when you go to sleep. The best way to reduce anxiety is by taking the night before an exam off to relax: watch TV, talk to a friend, read a novel. If you're one of those people who become anxious because of not studying the night before an exam, then simply review the main points of your subject earlier in the day and leave the night free for other things. Note that it is assumed that you have already done some study leading up to the night before your exam. 2. Avoid stressful people Stress is contagious, so resist the urge to have a study session with your apprehensive friends before an exam, especially if they're complaining about all the work they have left to do and pulling their hair out. Their stress will only add to your stress and make you doubt yourself, even if you know that you will be fine. 3. Eat well Good nutrition is a leading factor in a student's academic achievement. A well-balanced diet can help transform a nutritionally imbalanced student into a healthy and dynamic one. And of course, having breakfast before an exam is a must for a student who wants to focus and be most efficient during their exam. 4. Watch your caffeine intake Nothing drives up your stress level faster than not being able to fall asleep the night before an exam, so avoid beverages like coffee, or high energy drinks like V or Mother unless they are decaffeinated. 5. Avoid hangovers Do your best to avoid alcohol the night before your exam because a bad hangover is the very worst thing to be suffering from in an exam room. 6. Prepare to be prepared Before going to bed the night before an exam, make sure to collect together everything that you will need for the exam - this could include: Pens Sharpened pencils Ruler Eraser Calculator Your lucky shirt Water bottle Tissues A watch Double (and even triple) check the time of your exam, location and seat number. Allow plenty of time for problems like lack of fuel and traffic on the way, making sure to arrive with time to spare so that you go into your exam calmly rather than in a frantic rush sweating. 7. Zzzz Staying up all night before an exam is the worst thing one can do. You reach a point where your productivity eventually declines, so sleeping is a must to have a refreshed mind the next morning. Regular sleep is the best ways to control exam stress. Students who follow a regular sleeping pattern have been shown to perform much better than students who stay up late. Also, don't forget to set your alarm clock the night before! During the exam Okay, so you've done everything you can to get prepared in the lead-up to your exam. But how do you avoid stress on the day of the exam itself? 8. Focus As you work on your exam, focus only on the exam and not on what other students are doing. There will always be students in the same exam room as you whose aim is to annoy and distract others and not to concentrate on the exam they barely started. If you are the kind of student who taps their pencils, clicks their pens or makes sounds with their mouths due to exam anxiety, be considerate as it may be really distracting to others. Don't do to others what you wouldn't want to be done to yourself. 9. Start strategically Begin your exam by skimming through the questions quickly and note down any initial thoughts or related memorised facts beside each question. You don't always have to start at the beginning if you know another question better. Start with the questions you know best. This will boost your confidence and get you off to a good start. Don't forget to spend more time on heavier weighted questions. After the exam Finally, it's over! You've worked hard and done your best and now it's time to put the exam out of your mind entirely. Remember - the things that you do after an exam are just as important for dealing with stress as the things you do before and during. 10. Spoil yourself Reward yourself as soon as the exam is over. If you do not have any other commitments, go out and do something like seeing a movie with a friend. If you have other exams to study for, it's better to postpone for a larger treat. Nevertheless, thirty minutes for a coffee with a friend or a quick swim in the pool will definitely give you the boost needed for the next exam. Good luck! So there you have it. Some basic ways that you can make exam time a little bit easier. These reliable and personally road-tested tips are essential for any student wanting to cope with exam stress and ensure exam success. Good luck!
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Vagina hairy part touch and breast folding causes HIV? I have done hand job my self? She is not even touched. I folded her breast and touched her upper hairy part below stomach with 2 fingers Is it required pep.

Dr. Ishwar Gilada 95% (1588 ratings)
MBBS, DDV, FCPS, APEX, Diplomat American Board of Sexology
HIV Specialist, Mumbai
Vagina hairy part touch and breast folding causes HIV? I have done hand job my self? She is not even touched. I folde...
No risk of HIV. No pep required. But do HBsAg and VDRL tests after 90 days of exposure. Take HBV vaccines.
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Does HIV 1&2 cmia antibodies and p24antigen test accurate and reliable after 3 months of exposure!

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 88% (23087 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Does HIV 1&2 cmia antibodies and p24antigen test accurate and reliable after 3 months of exposure!
Yes HIV 1&2 cmia antibodies and p24 antigen test are accurate and reliable after 3 months of exposure.
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When Those Penis Bumps Are Warts

Dr. Vinod Raina 91% (4535 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
When Those Penis Bumps Are Warts

Men who regularly inspect their penis as part of a regular penis health regimen (and that should include all men) are on the lookout for anything out of the ordinary - a rash, discoloration, growths, etc. One thing to be looking for is penis bumps, any raised areas of the skin that were not there previously. Penis bumps can arise for a multitude of reasons, and very often they are no cause for alarm. Sometimes, what may initially appear to be penis bumps may in fact be penis warts - and these need to be identified.

Penis warts

How does a guy know if penis bumps are actually warts? Penis warts are more commonly called genital warts, as they may appear anywhere in the genital area or in or around the anus. They are small and usually skin-colored or grayish in color. They tend to be raised and flat in top, resembling warts commonly found on other parts of the body. Often they appear in clusters.


  • Almost all penis warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Many people have heard about HPV and its link to cancer in recent years. Most of the time (but not necessarily all of the time), the forms of HPV that cause genital warts have a lower link to cancer development.
  • Penis warts are considered a sexually-transmitted infection (STI), because the transmission of HPV almost always is through sexual means. It is the most common STI transmitted by way of a virus. (BTW, 20% of individuals with genital warts also have another form of STI.)
  • Penis warts are enormously contagious; it is easy to become infected after just one sexual encounter with a person who has them. Condom use can cut down on the risk of infection significantly, as can being vaccinated against HPV.
  • Complicating matters are two facts: (1) Many people who become infected with HPV don't develop warts and so they may be unaware of the infection, and (2) many people who become infected may not develop warts for months after they became infected. And a person can pass on the infection even if they do not have warts.


  • There are numerous treatments that might work to remove penis warts. These include chemical treatments, applied once a week in a clinic setting for several weeks; at-home crème treatments, again for several weeks; or physical removal of the warts. The latter takes several forms, including freezing or burning the warts off, which should be conducted by a medical professional.
  • It's important to note that over-the-counter medications for removing warts are designed for warts that appear on other parts of the body; a man should not use them to remove penis warts, as this can lead to serious skin damage.
  • Even after penis warts are removed, the virus that caused them is likely to still be present in the body. It's important to discuss this with a doctor to determine what steps to take to decrease the likelihood of transmission of the virus or what to do if warts recur.
  • Penis bumps, whether in the form of warts or not, are never a pleasant experience for a man. Often maintaining overall penis health can help lower the likelihood of penis bumps, so be sure to regularly use a top notch penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Since bumps often come with some degree of soreness, choose a crème that includes a pair of potent moisturizers, such as a high-end emollient (Shea butter is excellent) and a natural hydrator (look for vitamin E). It also pays to select a crème with vitamin D, which has proven benefits in fighting diseases and supporting healthy cellular function.
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107 day old my home puppy bite me. (labrador) Is this any injection I need? please help me.

Dr. Dharmik Patel 87% (64 ratings)
General Physician, Anand
107 day old my home puppy bite me. (labrador) Is this any injection I need? please help me.
Anti rabies vaccine is given for the dog bite, it can be given intradermal or subcutaneous, this treatment should be given or not it could be decided by severity of the bite or number of bites, You can send me a picture of bite to get more help.
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I cured from blood cancer git hepatitis b too if I get married have do sex with my wife once the sperm goes inside any problem will come after tat.

Dr. B.D. Verma 93% (932 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Lucknow
I cured from blood cancer git hepatitis b too if I get married have do sex with my wife once the sperm goes inside an...
You must vaccinate your wife for hip B. This vaccination must for all of your family members. After vaccination you do intercourse freely with your wife and there is no problem.
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