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Cure Your Diabetes With Homoeopathy!

Dr.Shikhar Tripathi 91% (72630ratings)
BSc, BHMS-Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine &Surgery , Clinical Training & Case Management
Homeopathy Doctor, Lucknow
Cure Your Diabetes With Homoeopathy!

Homoeopathy can be used very effectively in the treatment of diabetes. Here we mainly concentrate on functioning of the pancreas in efficient insulin production. Medicines such as helonias, iodum, syzygium jambolanum, cephalandra indica acidum phos, gymnema sylvestrium, bc, patents, along with constitutional approach to bring out the cure are used by us effectively in the treatment of all the stages of the diseases.

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Benefits of bael

Dr.Deepika Solge 88% (212ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Benefits of bael
Bael:-
Description: bael tree is known as bilva in sanskrit. It is an ancient ayurvedic tree with spiritual and medicinal importance. It is one of the dashmool herbs. It is also known as" apple wood" having its origin in india. A famous drink known as sharbat is made from bael fruits and has been known for its medicinal values since 2000 bc.

Benefits
Benefits:
-bilva fruit powder calms down the extra heat in body in this way it corrects gastric disturbances like diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome and colitis.
-bilva leaves powder is specially useful in diabetes.
-it is used as a cardiac tonic.
-its roots reduces swelling of uterus hence useful in pregnancy, leucorrhea.
-it is used in vata disorders like insomnia, epilepsy and hysteria.
-it can be used as laxative.
-it can be used in juandice.
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Symptoms of HIV

Dr.Vinod Raina 95% (6486ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Symptoms of HIV

Hiv and aids cause various symptoms. A few weeks after infection with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) can appear symptoms such as swollen lymph nodes and exhaustion. Infected with HIV show no special sintomatia which could indicate that they are infected.

Within the framework of the immunodeficiency disease aids, characteristic symptoms appear, as it is an excessive weight loss and permanent diarrhea. However, signals characteristic of aids does not exist as such. What may appear are certain typically associated with aids?

Symptoms
Signs indicating the HIV and aids phase depend on the disease that is the affected. This is important to differentiate between HIV infection and aids in the case of HIV infection, the patient has the virus, but only manifests similarly to the flu shortly after being contracted and then passed and usually presents more sintomateas. If leads to aids, the patient suffers diseases occurring due to a weakened immune defense. These diseases are those that mark the transition from asymptomatic infection to aids and HIV is called aids-defining illnesses.

Doctors differentiate three stages of HIV infection and aids: stage a, b and c.

The classification of HIV or aids in stage a, bc does not provide any information on whether the affected yet have sufficient immune cells (t cells) or not. Further, there is a figure indicating the amount of helper t cells that remain in the patient's blood:

1: indicates that there is still enough of helper t cells (more than 500 per microliter of blood).
2: there is still a medium amount of helper t cells (between 200 and 500 per microliter of blood).
3: there are just a few helper t cells (less than 200 per microliter of blood.

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Dr.Apoorv Mittal 90% (19ratings)
BDS, Diploma in Hospital Administration, Diploma in Pharmacy
Dentist, Delhi
History & The Toothbrush - A Vital Tool
The toothbrush is an important usable cleaning instrument, which we use regularly. Most people start their morning with the use of a toothbrush. It is not confirmed when the first toothbrush was invented, however it is supposed that around 3000 BC the first toothbrush came up in the form of a chew stick, which was used by ancient civilians. It was in the shape of a slim stick with a frayed end. Another early form of toothbrush was the bristle toothbrush. It was similar to what we use today, but this toothbrush was made up of solid hog's hairs connected to a handle made of bamboo or bone. The nylon-bristled toothbrush was introduced in 1938, and was rapidly accepted due to its good oral hygiene quality.
A revolution came in the market of America with the origin of electric toothbrushes in 1960. These toothbrushes were sold and produced on a mass level throughout the country.
Initially, the electronic toothbrush along with charger was invented in 1939 in Switzerland, but it did not come out in the open market until 1960. It was in 1961 when the company 'General Electric' came up with the rechargeable cordless toothbrush. The first rotary toothbrush, called the 'Interplak' became available to the general public in 1987. It was available in different models and varieties. It was believed that the Interplak was capable to eliminate plaque, and could prevent gingival bleeding better than other manual toothbrushes.
Nowadays, a number of varieties of toothbrushes can be found in the market at a large scale. Toothbrushes are used with fluoride for cleaning. Generally, dentists recommend the use of soft toothbrushes because hard toothbrushes can cause damage to your teeth. Soft bristles are also considered good at eliminating plaque and debris from the teeth. Besides this, dentists recommend the use of a small-handled toothbrush, as it can reach easily at each and every corner of your mouth. Toothbrushes are generally made of synthetic materials.
As there is such a wide variety of toothbrushes available today, this can create confusion for you when buying. Therefore it is necessary to consider that what kind of toothbrush will best suit your teeth. As an alternative, you can also use a powered toothbrush for cleaning your teeth, especially if you experience difficulties during brushing. You should replace your toothbrush within three months.
It is important that you are using a good quality toothbrush and changing it frequently. Undoubtedly, you would not like to have any diseases in your teeth, so by brushing regularly you can maintain healthy teeth as well as an attractive smile.
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Acupuncture - How It Is Beneficial?

Dr.Jagjeet Singh Parwana 87% (95ratings)
MBBS, Ph.D. Alternative Medicine
General Physician, Patiala
Acupuncture - How It Is Beneficial?

Acupuncture is an alternative medicinal practice that involves stimulating certain pressure points on the body with a needle that penetrates the skin to reduce pain or to treat different health conditions. Most patients try out acupuncture if everything else fails and when their doctors have pronounced their problem unfixable. It is also opted when the physician prescribed medicines have brought no pain relief. Others have discovered that continuous acupuncture tends to make conventional medicines seem moderate.

In case you have not tried out acupuncture and are interested to know whether it is justified regardless of your time and cash, here are five urging motivations that show that acupuncture works:

  1. It is a personalized healthcare: No two acupuncture therapy patients get a similar treatment for a similar illness or uneasiness. Acupuncturists treat the patients, not the sicknesses. They are prepared to take in everything about you, from the sound of your voice to the nature of your skin to the radiance in your eyes. They think about your entire story over a significant time span. They see your body as a system of related parts: muscles, bones, belt, organs, blood and body liquids. They see what is insufficient and what is trapped, rationally and also physically, and make alterations, thereby encouraging the body's own recovering capacity.
  2. It is not something to fearOf course, you may feel the needles and their quick impacts; however, you need not be on edge. In case you are feeling throbbing pains every day in general, you will not even feel the needles go in since the pinch is very minute.
  3. It shows great after effects: You may go for acupuncture to cure your neck and shoulder pain, and find that the pain reduces. Then, your anxiety level, sleep quality, processing, and general disposition improve and enhance as well.
  4. It gets to the root: Needle therapy medicines are profoundly mending since they centre around the patient's present condition, explore why their indications are showing and intend to treat the hidden underlying driver.
  5. It works: Acupuncture has been around before written history. The most punctual composed record originates from a couple of 100 years before the BC. In case it did not work, it surely would not have been done for a large number of years and spread through many Asian medicinal heredities.

Researchers attempt to see how acupuncture functions from a biomedical point of view. Some point to its impacts on fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds every one of our muscles and organs. Some indicate to acupuncture’s capacity to stimulate the limbic framework and autonomic sensory system. Therefore, acupuncture works in many ways and has proven to be the best alternative treatment. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.
 

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Tobacco The Silent Killer!

D.N.B. (Radiotherapy), M.B.B.S., M.D. (Radio Therapy)
Oncologist, Gurgaon
Tobacco   The Silent Killer!

Indians have been pioneers in smoking since 2000BC when cannabis was smoked and is first mentioned in Atharveda. There are about 120 million active smokers in India and they constitute approximately 12% of worldwide smokers.

Before cigarettes were manufactured smoking was done with chillums or pipes. Hookah smoking is still prevalent in villages where the smoke passes through a water container before inhalation. Smokeless tobacco is more commonly used in India than cigarette or bidis (tobacco rolled in leaf). A statutory health warning was introduced on cigarette packs in 1975 in our country and Cigarette and other Tobacco Products Act (COPTA) was enforced in May 2004.

However, the published estimates show that 35% of males still smoke and the incidence of smoking is increasing amongst females. About 80% of children below the age of 16 years have used some form of tobacco and about 50% may continue to do so in their adulthood.

Although the ill – effects of tobacco are well known, its addictive nature (due to nicotine) does not allow a person to give up the consumption of tobacco. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), tobacco contributes to 30% of all cancers amongst men and women of our country. Mouth cancer followed by lung cancer is the commonest cancer in men. 42% of male and 18% of female deaths are attributed to tobacco-related cancers in India.

69 of the 4800 chemicals found in tobacco cause cancer. As per the statistics, tobacco is responsible for one death every second.

Tobacco either smoked or smokeless is a silent, relentless killer that is responsible for the ill health of not only the consumer but also the family due to second – hand – smoke, especially for young children and pregnant women, and loss of life at a younger age.

Besides lung and mouth cancer, tobacco causes cancer of the voice box (larynx), oesophagus (food – pipe), bladder, kidney, stomach, pancreas and colon. A pledge to stop tobacco use either as cigarette/ bidi or as smokeless tobacco can reduce the total burdens of cancers by 30% and save many young lives.

 

Source: Medanta.Org

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Otoplasty: Is It A Good Idea?

Dr.Ajaya Kashyap 88% (662ratings)
American Board of Plastic Surgery, , American Board Of General Surgery, MS - Dermatology, M.B.B.S
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
Otoplasty: Is It A Good Idea?

Otoplasty is a Cosmetic Surgery which corrects the deformities or absence of the external ear. Otoplasty originated in ancient India during 800 BC. 

When should you opt for an Otoplasty? 

  1. Cagot Ear: This is a defect where there is no ear lobe attached to the ear. 
  2. Cat’s Ear: In this condition the outer side of the ear is pulled forward. It gives the person a more feline appearance. 
  3. Cauliflower Ear: This generally occurs when your ear looks like a cauliflower. This is also caused due to hematoma that occurs because of severe trauma. Cleft Earlobe: In this condition, there is a notch on the fleshy part of the earlobe and can be corrected by otoplasty. 
  4. Constricted Ear: In this condition, some of the cartilage is discarded by surgery and a new one is reconstructed. 
  5. Cryptotia: An incision is made and the upper part of the ear is exposed by contraction. 
  6. Darwinian Ear: This occurs when the rim cartilage of the conchal bone (hollow next to the ear canal) is flat and not folded outwards. The term ‘Darwinian Ear’ is derived from the British biologist Charles Darwin. 
  7. Lop Ear: People who have lop ear generally have a protruding ear with a central depression, producing a more ‘cup ear’ appearance. The helix is enlarged after surgery. 
  8. Macrotia: In this situation the ear of the patient is very big as compared to his head. So the surgeon makes incisions on the lateral surface of the pinna (outer ear). 
  9. Microtia: In this condition the pinna is extremely small and the whole ear seems much smaller. 
  10. Question Mark Ear: This is a rare defect. There is an indentation between the cartilage and the ear lobe rim. This is also known as Cosman ear. 
  11. Scroll Ear: The outer edge of the ear protrudes forward in such a condition. Stahl’s ear deformity: In this condition the outer skin and cartilage folds abnormally giving an ‘elf’ kind of appearance. Otoplasty is usually done to improve the appearance of the ear in severe cases and it is important to get a recommendation from more than one doctor or more than one ENT specialist before going forward with this procedure.
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Dates (Khajoor) - Why You Should Eat Them?

Dr.Sandhya Krishnamurthy 95% (11580ratings)
BAMS
Ayurvedic Doctor, Bangalore
Dates (Khajoor) - Why You Should Eat Them?

Dates were first discovered in 6000 BC in Iraq. Later it travelled throughout the world. Today, dates are found in over 30 varieties in a dry, soft and semi-dry state. This is one of the sweetest fruits found across the globe. They were first known to have healing power.

Later scientists discovered an array of benefits associated with this fruit. Following are the reasons you must eat them:

1. Cholesterol: Dates are known to be a good agent for reducing cholesterol. They have the ability to absorb LDL and increase the level of HDL in the body. Owing to their low fat quantity, they can be consumed in higher quantities without the apprehension of putting on weight.

2. Nervous System: Owing to its high potassium and low sodium content, dates are considered as a wonderful agent for balancing the nervous system. Potassium keeps the risk of heart attack at bay and helps to maintain a smooth blood flow.

3. Digestion: Dates are suggested to be soaked in water and consumed every day for better digestion. People suffering from constipation can get huge relief by consuming 2 dates empty stomach on a regular basis.

4. Weight gain: Dates are extremely flexible in nature. They can help to gain weight owing to their vitamin, sugar and protein content. Dates when consumed with cucumber help to keep weight at the normal level.

5. Improve skin: Dates have multiple good effects on the skin. This, vitamin C and D rich fruit can increase the elasticity and add a glow to your skin. Dates are also an anti-aging agent and do not let melanin accumulate inside the upper layer of the skin. People with dry skin can get it resolved with daily consumption of dates.

6. Bone health: Dates contain essential ingredients such as magnesium, iron, selenium, potassium and manganese. These are all vital components of the bone and joint health. Consuming 3-4 dates per day can ensure a healthy bone. People suffering from arthritis are sure to benefit from this fruit.

7. Hangover fixation: Dates are known to curb inebriation and cure hangover. In order to best use its effect, few dates need to be soaked in water overnight and the outer skin of the dates has to be peeled before consumption.

8. A rich source of vitamin: Dates are a rich source of a number of vitamins that are essential for the body. Apart from B1, B2, B3 and B5, they contain vitamin C and A1. Consuming 3 to 5 dates on a regular basis can not only increase the energy level of a person, but also maintain the overall vitamin rate of the body at the accepted level. Dates are pretty filling in nature owing to their glucose and fructose content. As such they can be consumed as part of the evening snack.

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Otoplasty - 13 Deformities for which You Can Opt for It

Dr.Sandeep Bhasin 90% (351ratings)
MBBS, MS Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
Otoplasty - 13 Deformities for which You Can Opt for It

Otoplasty is a cosmetic surgery which corrects the deformities or absence of the external ear. Otoplasty originated in ancient India during 800 BC.

When should you opt for an otoplasty?

  1. Cagot ear: This is a defect where there is no ear lobe attached to the ear.
  2. Cat’s ear: In this condition the outer side of the ear is pulled forward. It gives the person a more feline appearance.
  3. Cauliflower ear: This generally occurs when your ear looks like a cauliflower. This is also caused due to hematoma that occurs because of severe trauma.
  4. Cleft earlobe: In this condition, there is a notch on the fleshy part of the earlobe and can be corrected by otoplasty.
  5. Constricted ear: In this condition, some of the cartilage is discarded by surgery and a new one is reconstructed.
  6. Cryptotia: An incision is made and the upper part of the ear is exposed by contraction.
  7. Darwinian ear: This occurs when the rim cartilage of the conchal bone (hollow next to the ear canal) is flat and not folded outwards. The term ‘Darwinian ear’ is derived from the British biologist Charles Darwin.
  8. Lop ear: People who have lop ear generally have a protruding ear with a central depression, producing a more ‘cup ear’ appearance. The helix is enlarged after surgery.
  9. Macrotia: In this situation the ear of the patient is very big as compared to his head. So the surgeon makes incisions on the lateral surface of the pinna (outer ear).
  10. Microtia: In this condition the pinna is extremely small and the whole ear seems much smaller.
  11. Question mark ear: This is a rare defect. There is an indentation between the cartilage and the ear lobe rim. This is also known as Cosman ear.
  12. Scroll ear: The outer edge of the ear protrudes forward in such a condition.
  13. Stahl’s ear deformity: In this condition the outer skin and cartilage folds abnormally giving an ‘elf’ kind of appearance.

Otoplasty is usually done to improve the appearance of the ear in severe cases and it is important to get a recommendation from more than one doctor or more than one ENT specialist before going forward with this procedure.

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Guggulu - All You Should Know!

Dr.Madhu Maurya 92% (28ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - General Medicine, PGDP-Panchkarma, Diploma in Yoga
Ayurvedic Doctor, Varanasi
Guggulu - All You Should Know!

Guggulu is a medicinally powerful herb, derived from the gum resin of the guggul tree, a native of India. For centuries, this herb has been used in the preparation of Ayurvedic medicines. Several ancient Sanskrit texts on Ayurvedic remedies and therapies dating back to 600 BC recommend using Guggulu to treat various diseases.

Kapha, Vata and Pitta are collectively known as the doshas, which are the foundational concepts in the tradition of Ayurveda. The Vata dosha governs motion and flows in the body; Kapha dosha controls fluid balance in the body; Pitta dosha governs metabolism and digestion. An imbalance of the three doshas, either in combination or by themselves, leads to a range of diseases in the body.

Guggulu soothes Kapha, Pitta and Vata doshas but it is especially renowned for reducing the Vata Dosha. Here is a look at the health benefits of Guggulu herb -

  • Promotes rejuvenation and detoxification
  • Helps in blood purification
  • Kindles digestive fire – ‘Agni’
  • Promotes weight management
  • Supports the immune system
  • Aids in comfortable joint movement
  • Promotes good skin health
  • Helps regulate the menstrual cycle

Uses and Effectiveness of Guggulu:

The extracts of Guggulu are extremely effective in treating the following ailments -

  1. Skin problems - Because of its antibacterial properties, Guggulu works very well for those having acne-prone skin. Taking the herb by mouth seems to reduce inflammation, pain and the number of acne outbreaks.
     
  2. Weight loss - Taking Guggulu on a regular basis, along with a balanced diet and moderate exercise helps to lose weight. This is essentially beneficial for people who are obese or overweight.
     
  3. Joint problems - Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the two conditions that Ayurveda aims to rectify with the help of Guggulu extracts. You can have it orally, either in the form of tablets or crush it into powder form.
     
  4. High Cholesterol - The medicinal plant contains steroids, which can bring down the level of triglycerides and cholesterol.
     
  5. Gingivitis - Guggulu can be used as a mouthwash to treat gingivitis and canker sores. Simply crush mix the medicinal plant in half a cup of warm water and use it thrice daily.

Guggulu can help in curing a number of ailment, but it is always advised to consult a doctor before taking them up!

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