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Bethany Hospital,Lok Upavan Phase 2, Pokharan Road,Thane (w), Landmark:Near Blue Star Company, Thane Mumbai
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Bethany hospital is known for housing experienced Rheumatologists. Dr. S.M.Akerkar, a well-reputed Rheumatologist, practices in Mumbai. Visit this medical health centre for Rheumatologists recommended by 79 patients.

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Bethany Hospital,Lok Upavan Phase 2, Pokharan Road,Thane (w), Landmark:Near Blue Star Company, Thane
Bethany Hospital Mumbai, Maharastra
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MBBS, MD - Medicine
Rheumatologist
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Rheumatoid Arthritis!

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Rheumatoid Arthritis!

Rheumatoid Arthritis 

Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis
Homeopathic Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis
Psychotherapy Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis
Surgical Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis
Other Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis
What is Rheumatoid arthritis
Symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis
Causes of Rheumatoid arthritis
Risk factors of Rheumatoid arthritis
Complications of Rheumatoid arthritis
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Rheumatoid arthritis
Precautions & Prevention of Rheumatoid arthritis
Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis

Homeopathic Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis

Homeopathy is extremely successful in treating rheumatoid arthritis. Homeopathic treatment gives relief in arthritis with inflammation, pain, stiffness and lameness. It is useful in preventing and treating deformities associated with the disease. Some of the homeopathic remedies that can be used for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis are:

Arnica
Bryonia
Calcarea
Causticum
Chinin s
Dulcamara
Kali carb
Pulsatilla
 

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis

The acupuncture and acupressure stimulate dilation of the blood vessels, potentially reducing swelling and pain. Acupuncture and Acupressure helps in nourishing the tendons and joints. It also has a strong effect on promoting the smooth flow of chi throughout the body. Obstruction to the smooth flow of chi causes pain and discomfort. Acupuncture gives lasting relief in rheumatoid arthritis.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis

Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy can help in stress relief. They can help in better coping and early relief.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis

Allopathic Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis involves the following medications:

NSAIDs – ibuprofen and naproxen
Steroids – prednisone
DMARDs – leflunomide and hydroxychloroquine
Immunosuppressants – cyclosporine and cyclophosphamide
TNF-alpha inhibitors – etanercept and infliximab
 

Surgical Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis

Surgical Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis involves the following surgeries:

Total joint replacement
Tendon repair
Joint fusion
 

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis

Eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acid such as soybeans, walnuts and avocados
Avoid saturated fats
Avoid fried and grilled food
Avoid tea and coffee
 

Other Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis

Heat compresses relax your muscles and stimulate blood flow
Applying cold also decreases muscle spasms.
 

What is Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a form of arthritis that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in your joints. Hands, feet and wrists are commonly affected, but it can also damage other parts of the body.

Symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis

Swollen joints
Pain in the joints
Fatigue
Fever
Weight loss
Morning stiffness
 

Causes of Rheumatoid arthritis

The exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown.

Risk factors of Rheumatoid arthritis

More common in women
Between the ages of 40 and 60
Cigarette smoking
Family history
 

Complications of Rheumatoid arthritis

Carpal tunnel syndrome
Heart problems
Lung disease
Deformities
Osteoporosis
 

Diagnosis of Rheumatoid arthritis

Diagnosis of Rheumatoid arthritis involves the following tests:

Physical exam
Blood tests
X-rays
 

Precautions & Prevention of Rheumatoid arthritis

You can gain control of rheumatoid arthritis and improve your chances by taking the following steps:

Get the treatment early
Avoid exercising tender, injured or severely inflamed joints
Rest when you need to
Use a cane in the hand opposite a painful hip or knee

Reactive Arthritis!

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi

Reactive Arthritis 

Treatment of Reactive arthritis
Homeopathic Treatment of Reactive arthritis
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Reactive arthritis
Psychotherapy Treatment of Reactive arthritis
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Reactive arthritis
Surgical Treatment of Reactive arthritis
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Reactive arthritis
Other Treatment of Reactive arthritis
What is Reactive arthritis
Symptoms of Reactive arthritis
Causes of Reactive arthritis
Risk factors of Reactive arthritis
Complications of Reactive arthritis
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Reactive arthritis
Precautions & Prevention of Reactive arthritis
Treatment of Reactive arthritis 

Homeopathic Treatment of Reactive Arthritis

Homeopathy improves immunity, heals joints and relieves pain, inflammation and other complaints. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines that can be used for treatment of Reactive Arthritis are:

Bryonia
Ledum
Silicea
Calcarea
Guaj
Kali
Merc
Phyto

Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Reactive Arthritis

Acupuncture relieves by improving the physiological function of the organs and organ system. In acupuncture therapist will first diagnose the case on the basis of energy system or chi blockage as well as on the basis of status of five elements. On this basis certain disease specific acupoints are selected and stimulated.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Reactive Arthritis

Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy can help in stress relief. They can help in better coping and early relief.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Reactive arthritis

Allopathic Treatment of Reactive arthritis involves the following medications:

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Corticosteroids
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Reactive arthritis

Limit your intake of sugar, fat, cholesterol and alcohol
Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables
Eat whole grains and lean protein
 

Other Treatment of Reactive arthritis

Strengthening exercises helps in developing the muscles around your affected joints, which increase the joint’s support.

What is Reactive arthritis

Reactive arthritis is joint pain and swelling triggered by an infection. The joints in your knees, ankles and feet are the usual targets of reactive arthritis. It develops shortly after a bowel, genital tract or, less frequently, throat infection.

 

Symptoms of Reactive arthritis

Joint pain in your knees, ankles and feet
Pain and swelling at the back of your ankle
Swollen toes or fingers, which may look like sausages
Pain in your low back or buttocks
Pain or burning during urination
Inflammation of the prostate gland
Inflammation of the cervix
Eye inflammation
Mouth ulcers
Skin rashes

Causes of Reactive arthritis

Numerous bacteria can cause reactive arthritis. The most common ones include:

Chlamydia
Salmonella
Shigella
Yersinia
Campylobacter
 

Risk factors of Reactive arthritis

Hereditary factors
Common in men
Age 20 to 40 years
 

Diagnosis of Reactive arthritis

Diagnosis of Reactive arthritis involves the following tests:

Physical examination
Blood tests
Joint fluid tests
Urine and Stool test
X-rays of your joints
 

Precautions & Prevention of Reactive arthritis

Cooked your food properly
Make sure your food is stored at proper temperatures

Sir I walked 8 km on daily basis. I am doing this work since one and half month and now there is pain my left knee. Kindly guide us that should I continue to walk while There is pain in my knee. I am afraid that if I continue to walk while pain in my knee that may harm my knee. If I continue to walk. Kindly guide me.

Bachelor of physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Sir I walked 8 km on daily basis. I am doing this work since one and half month and now there is pain my left knee. K...
Knee pain have many cause. But there is also a treatment available if you take proper treatments on proper time. Did you take any xray or any diagnosis. If in knee a crackling sound persist during walking then it's a sign of reducing cartilage from joint. So this reducing cartilage produce pain by rubbing the bone and ligament, tissue. Use hot pack to relieve in pain and consult us for better treatment. This have a cure via cartilage formation technique. You regain your mobility and flexibility of joint and regain cartilage and avoid knee pain also. If any query or suggestion for knee pain and or for cartilage formation technique working then feel free to contact.
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I am F 52. I am having pain in left feet more at knee. The pain is also at waist. There is swelling in thigh also. I can’t stand for more than 2 min. Pain is always only the intensity decreases while at rest.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Tumkur
I am F 52. I am having pain in left feet more at knee. The pain is also at waist. There is swelling in thigh also. I ...
Get mri of spine. It's due to canal stenosis. Also we have to rule out spinal metastasis of lung carcinoma.
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Sir, I have knee pain from last two years, I feel pain with a little bit noise chit chit at my knee when I am sitting and standing, also have back pain, I am not feeling active these days, body not working freely, some time I feel gastric and non digest issue.

Bachelor of physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Sir, I have knee pain from last two years, I feel pain with a little bit noise chit chit at my knee when I am sitting...
Sometime gastric and non digestive issues produce pain in body or in joints. So first of all I suggest you to treat gastric and metabolism issue. Try rise onn syrup to reduce gastric and metabolism dysfunction prob. If crackling sound produce in knee then it's a sign of reducing cartilage from your joint. This can produce difficulty in sitting, squatting and in walking. But do not worry there is a solution of this solution via cartilage formation technique to regain cartilage and reduce knee pain. By this technique regain mobility and cartilage. If any question or suggestion you need then feel free to contact.
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Insomnia - How Can It Be Treated?

MBBS, M.D Psychiatry , Diploma In Psychological Medicine
Sexologist, Navi Mumbai
Insomnia - How Can It Be Treated?

Insomnia is a disorder where a person has difficulty sleeping. One can have problem falling asleep or staying asleep for long. Some people also have disturbed sleep. This can be a major problem as due to lack of sleep one feels tired and fatigued all day.

Recurring cases of insomnia hamper your daily activities and interfere with the smooth functioning of your life. Therefore, this condition should not be ignored and treated immediately.

Here are the various ways to treat insomnia:

Non-Medical (Cognitive and Behavioral treatment)
Several psychological and behavioral techniques can be used for the treatment of insomnia. Many of these methods can be easily self-taught and others require a therapist to be carried out properly. 

  1. Relaxation training, which is also called progressive muscle relaxation involves the patient to tense and relax his muscles systematically in various parts or regions of the body. Relaxation techniques, such as breathing exercises, various forms of meditation, mindfulness and guided imagery are used for treating insomnia people. The use of audio recordings for guidance in these techniques is quite popular.
  2. Stimulus control enables building an association between the bedroom and sleep. This is done by limiting several kinds of activities done in a bedroom. This may include going to bed only when very sleepy and leaving bed if you cannot sleep within twenty minutes. A strict bedtime and wake up time schedule has to be maintained.
  3. Cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT involves changes in behavior like maintaining a strict sleep time schedule, elimination of afternoon naps and other habits related to sleep. A cognitive component is also added to this method. Unhealthy beliefs and fear regarding sleep are challenged and positive, rational thinking is encouraged. CBT is a very effective procedure for treating insomnia and the track record regarding success is high.
  4. Changes in lifestyle are required to treat insomnia and prevent recurrence of insomnia, you should change certain habits and start some new practices. You should limit your intake of caffeine, alcohol and nicotine. Do not consume coffee or tea before going to sleep and avoid smoking. The habits may be stimulating and will keep you awake. Your diet should be balanced. You should avoid having rich and spicy food before going to bed. Avoid late meals and maintain a proper schedule for meals. Regular exercise can improve the symptoms of insomnia and you should try to work out every day.

Medical Treatment: There are many forms of medicines, which can treat insomnia. This includes over-the-counter medicines, as well as prescribed medicines. The type of medicine required completely depends on the severity and symptoms of your insomnia and other factors related to health. Therefore, you must consult a doctor before having any kind of medicine for treating insomnia.

The most common medicines for insomnia, which are usually prescribed by doctors are benzodiazepine hypnotics, non-benzodiazepine hypnotics and melatonin receptor agonists. However, medicines should only be taken after consulting with a specialist. Insomnia not only affects your health but also interferes with all your daily activities. Proper treatment should be taken to treat the same.

How To Protect Your Knees?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Nagpur
How To Protect Your Knees?

The knee is known as the largest and one of the most complex joints in the human body, and also one of the most vulnerable, as it supports the weight of the entire body. The knee joint is made up of several elements including the knee cap, meniscus, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and muscles. Damage to any part of the knee can cause chronic pain. So how can you protect your knee from damage and injury? Take a look at these three points!

  • Dealing with Load: Weight is a big one. Carrying around extra pounds and kilograms can be detrimental for your knees in the long run. Your knee is not equipped to handle the excessive weight. It already supports three to five times your weight when you get up and walk around or indulge in some mild jogging. One must be careful of those extra pounds to take the load off the knee and keep it from falling prey to damage.
  • Exercise: Moderate to intense exercise is prescribed for one and all. This, of course, depends on one's overall health and age. If you are already suffering from joint pain, then you may want to go easy on the exercise with a focus on building muscle strength and foundation. If you are healthy, then some amount of daily exercise as a routine will keep those knees in prime working condition and well lubricated as well. Inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle can affect the knees very badly.
  • Do not Ignore: Warning signals such as chronic or acute knee pain should not be ignored. Remember to see a doctor or an orthopaedic specialist to find out if you have contracted an infection or if you may have suffered a fracture due to an injury. Also, it is important to take a bone density test regularly, especially after the age of 40 or for women going through menopause, as this will point to any deficiencies and even warn you in case there is any trace of osteoporosis.

Rest, exercise, and food should be kept in fine balance for a healthy body. These are a few measures that one can take to keep knee pain at bay. Yet, it is also advisable to speak with a doctor at length regarding measures to protect your knees.

 

Hi, There is a popping sound in my knees whenever I bend my knees and I feel my knees are very dry from inner side joints.

Bams
Ayurveda, Noida
Hi, There is a popping sound in my knees whenever I bend my knees and I feel my knees are very dry from inner side jo...
Yes this sound is called crepitus sound indicating, degeneration of bone ,need oiletation therapy or massage your knee two time with til tail, do exercise.
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Suffering From Arthritis? 6 Foods You Must Avoid!

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Surat
Suffering From Arthritis? 6 Foods You Must Avoid!

Arthritis is a painful joint condition that leads to pain and stiffness as well as lack of proper mobility due to inflammation and swelling. Usually, an orthopaedic specialist will prescribe anti-inflammatory and pain relieving medication for this condition, but there are various things that you can do to ensure that this condition does not become a debilitating one in the long run. One of the best ways of doing this is by limiting your diet in certain ways when it comes to inflammation producing food.

Here are a few types of food to avoid if you are suffering from arthritis.

  1. Fried food: Fried and processed food is packed with too much of salt in order to better preserve it so that it has longer shelf life. Also, the use of oil in order to deep fry can have a detrimental effect on the inflammation that is already causing problems for your joints. Therefore, it is best to avoid fried, fatty and processed or packaged food that has been frozen for too long.
  2. AGEs: When we speak of AGEs, we are not talking about the number of birthdays that you have celebrated. AGEs are actually Advanced Glycation End products that are a toxin released by food when it is heated, grilled, fried or pasteurised. These toxins can render damage to the proteins in your body. Once this process starts, the body retaliates by sending forth cytokines which are basically inflammatory messengers. This can lead to inflammation and arthritis.
  3. Sugar: Sugar and other refined carbs also have a large amount of AGEs as discussed above. These types of food should also be avoided by patients suffering from arthritis. Also, artificially sweetened drinks and too many baked goodies should be avoided by these patients.
  4. Dairy products: Owing to a certain kind of protein that most dairy products contain, these kinds of food are considered harmful for patients of arthritis. These proteins can encourage inflammation and irritation of the tissue that surrounds your joints. Switching to a vegan diet is considered helpful for arthritis patients.
  5. Alcohol: Excessive drinking is a major problem that can aggravate your arthritis situation. Smoking and drug abuse also leads to such problems. Drinking excessively can lead to the development of gout.
  6. Corn oil: This kind of oil is a part of most packaged, processed and fried food. It also leads to inflammation. Arthritis patients should switch to omega fatty three oils which can be found in fish.

Taking care of your body is a matter of maintaining a good diet with lots of activity that will be congenial for your condition. This will also help in keeping the painful symptoms of arthritis away.

Mother Tinctures For Rheumatoid Arthritis!

BHMS
Homeopath, Purulia
Mother Tinctures For Rheumatoid Arthritis!

Mother tinctures for rheumatoid arthritis

Azadiracta indica q- rheumatic pain in lower extremities. Burning of the sole or palm. Numbness associated with rheumatic pain. Forgetfulness and depression. Thirstlessnesss. Soreness marked in the left side of throat. Fever with chill or without chill from 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm. Sweat on upper part of body but no sweat in the lower part

Belladonna q- in stiffness and acute affections when the pains come and go like electric shocks, worse on touch and movement

Calotropis gigantea q- indicated for chronic rheumatism. Crampy pain in the centre of the right palm while grasping any object which lasts for many days. Pain in the wrist joint aggravates on movement. Swelling with soreness of left foot which compels the patient to move always in the bed. Pain aggravates on rest and is relieved by taking coffee.

Curcuma longa q- a specific remedy for acute rheumatism

Eupatorium perfoliatum q- aching in bones of extremities with soreness of flesh. Pain in arms and wrist. Swelling of left great toe

Gaultheria oil- useful for pain due to rheumatic arthritis

Ginseng q- for rheumatism, lumbago and sciatica. Joints become stiff and contracted and there is an increase of urine

Guaicum q- inflammatory rheumatism. It is useful in chronic rheumatism of the upper extremities and in lumbago after abuse of mercury or dependent on syphilis

Hydrophilia sphinosa q- a specific remedy for acute rheumatism

Hymosa q- in acute febrile stage. It neutrilises the acidity of blood, removes deposites from joints and cures all disorders due to the disease

Mimosa humilis q- lancinations in legs and arms. Numbness of arm and right hand, ceasing on movement. Inflammatory swelling of left hand. Swelling of left ankle with redness, tension and pain.

Passiflora incarnata q- reduce rheumatic pain and induce sleep

Propylaminum q- palliates fever and pain in a day or two in acute rheumatism. Rheumatic pains change their place especially in heart lesions. Pain in wrist and ankles, worse by least motion. Fingers cannot hold things. Tingling and numbness of fingers

Rhamnus cal. Q- for muscular pain and rheumatism. There is constipation

Stellaria media q- chronic rheumatic pains

Tinospora cordifolia q- acute rheumatism with fever.

Urtica urens q- pain in ankles and wrist

Viscum album q- rheumatism of joints of gonorrhoeal origin, especially in women.

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