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Myths and Facts About PTSD!

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Myths and Facts About PTSD!

PTSD or post traumatic stress disorder is a confusion that develops in a few people who have encountered a shocking, unnerving, or dangerous event. It is natural to be scared during and after a traumatic event. Fear triggers numerous brief and instant changes in the body to protect us from the threat or to stay away from it. Here are a few myths and facts about PTSD:

Myth 1: Everyone who has been through a life threatening event will develop PTSD.
Fact: In reality, a great many people who are exposed to such events will not get PTSD in most of the cases, and a lot of them see a decrease in the symptoms gradually over the months or even days. The number of individuals who may be diagnosed after an event that can result in PTSD ranges from under ten percent of people after twelve months of exposure to general trauma. Where as, thirty seven percent of the individuals are exposed to deliberate trauma.

Myth 2: People who are weak, get PTSD.
Fact: It is not clear why a few people get PTSD and others do not. Women are twice as prone to be determined to have it than men are, however, women will probably have numerous mental issues since they will probably look for help, and accordingly get an analysis. Individuals who are presented to interpersonal injury, for example, rape or fighting, will probably have more pronounced PTSD symptoms than survivors of mishaps, accidents or natural disasters.

Myth 3: After a specific measure of time, one should be over the trauma.
Fact: Depending on the nature of the trauma, it might stick around. Furthermore, in some cases, a person may seem to get over it. However, something triggers the recollections and they get tormented by symptoms again. Additionally, as individuals age, the movement that keeps the long-term memory far away from the brain, starts to diminish, exposing the person with seasoned recollections.

Myth 4: The trauma was such a long time ago that it is past the point where it is possible to recover from the trauma.
Fact: The good news is that it is never past the point where it is possible to address your shock or trauma. In fact, most of the patients are middle-aged child sexual abuse survivors. There is a great deal of reasons that somebody would hold back from getting treatment, yet the decades isolating them from their trauma are not an obstruction by any means.

Myth 5: I should have the capacity to handle this myself.
Fact: Frequently it takes more strength to get help than to battle alone, especially for specific events. Cases of individuals who might be particularly hesitant to connect include men who have been conditioned by the society to not express sentiments or show helpless. Marginalised people have a more troublesome time looking for somebody who can relate to them. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.

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I am not able to concentrate on anything. I get anxious and mostly my heartbeats are 99 per minute. What treatment should I take?

DNB, DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Sending you the details.Read and let me know the more symptoms in the list . Panic attack is a discrete period of intense fear or discomfort in which four (or more) of the following symptoms develop abruptly and reach a peak within 10 minutes: 1. Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate 2. Sweating 3. Trembling or shaking 4. Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering 5. Feeling of choking 6. Chest pain or discomfort 7. Nausea or abdominal distress 8. Feeling dizzy, unsteady, lightheaded, or faint 9. Derealization (feelings of unreality) or depersonalization (being detached from oneself) 10. Fear of losing control or going crazy 11. Fear of dying 12. Paresthesias 13. Chills or hot flashes Read it carefully. Then Let me know how many symptoms are there.
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Hello Dr. my exams are held in September m doing bsc nursing 1st years and m late admission only 1 month are left for my exams. What are the tips you give me for preparation for my exams and what are such things that one should do for better learning. Pls help me m so tensed n depressed. Thanks and regards.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello Dr. my exams are held in September m doing bsc nursing 1st years and m late admission only 1 month are left for...
Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: •Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week •Other vegetables: At least one a day •Nuts: Five servings a week •Berries: Two or more servings a week •Beans: At least three servings a week •Whole grains: Three or more servings a day •Fish: Once a week •Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week •Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. •Wine: One glass a day You avoid: •Red meat: Less than four servings a week •Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily •Cheese: Less than one serving a week •Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week •Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week.
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I am suffering from mental depression .and fear to face any situation please give some solutions. I feel some times very low is it mental disorders?

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I am suffering from mental depression .and fear to face any situation please give some solutions. I feel some times v...
Hi Librate user Feeling down from time to time is a normal part of our life, but when your emotions such as hopelessness and despair take hold and just won't go away you may have depression. You should try to be brave and face each and every situation in your life. Try to think positive. You should share your feeling and emotions with a close friend or relative. Try to spend some time for outdoor activities. There are many things you can do to lift and stabilize your mood. Be happy and try to live a healthy life.
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My wife likes to wash everything with water even currencies notes, my office bags, wallet, doors windows, if someone sit on sofa then sofa cover etc. Please advice what should i do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Haridwar
My wife likes to wash everything with water even currencies notes, my office bags, wallet, doors windows, if someone ...
Dear do proper treatmnt for your wife So Give her Sankhpuspi churan And sarsvtarishta Consult me more detail.
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I am 46 years old and suffering from low mood and irritation. Even any small stress keeps me very uncomfortable. My concentration level is very poor as well very low self esteem. I am in care (Egypt) not know much about the other pathy for treatment. Is it advisable to go for Psychiatry? Is there any side effect of allopathic treatment. Kindly advice me.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am 46 years old and suffering from low mood and irritation. Even any small stress keeps me very uncomfortable. My c...
In my opinion, you don't need any psychiatric medicine or any other medicines. You need simple counseling to understand life and to know how to manage stress and low moods.
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Sir my wife is suffering from schizophrenia from last ten years. She is 29th years old, and she is taking treatment by lots of gold medalist psychiatrist from ten years but not getting better result. And we wants to know the side effect of these medicines due to she is taking psychotic medicine. Pl. Advice me as soon as possible. Thanks.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear schizophrenia needs psychiatric treatment almost for full life time. Please do not worry about the side effects of medicines. If you want management of schizophrenia, anti-psychotic drugs are essential. Schizophrenia is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. I will help you with these methods.
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I have anxiety issues and I am not able to get proper sleep , I always have a fear don't know about what but it is there so what should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have anxiety issues and I am not able to get proper sleep , I always have a fear don't know about what but it is th...
I don’t know if you are fully aware: you have mentioned that you are suffering from anxiety, which in itself can disturb your sleep. Instead of worrying too much about causes, why don’t you implement some of my suggestions, because they work effectively. The lack of sleep, i.e. Sleep for less than 6 hours per night, is directly linked to about 86 diseases! So let us first focus on that. In your case particularly, do not sleep during the day; don’t even lie down. Go for regular exercise (breathing through your nostrils only) at a fixed time (at about 6 am) every day, whether you sleep or not. You must develop this habit of sleeping by 10 pm latest every night and wake up at a uniform time by 6 am every morning, even if you do not get sleep. If you do not get sleep, just lie down and if you have a bed lamp (or you could get one) lie down and read something light but not exciting. Your eyes will tire and you will fall asleep. If you like you may also put on light and soft music with the sleep function on. Depending on whether you are a visual or auditory person, you may watch TV in a lying down position until you feel sleepy. Have a warm bath before going to bed (for some people a cold bath at night seems to induce sleep! If you are one of them, please do so). Place the head side of your bed in a North-South position. The room must be as dark as possible and there should be no electronic items that give off even a light LED glow. There must be ample ventilation in the room. Avoid strong odors, except lavender, on your body or in the room, or on your sheets and clothes. There should not be any live plants in your bedroom. Sleep with the lightest of clothes or without any clothing. When lying down to sleep, lie down on your left ear as much as possible. Do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. You must eat a good breakfast, a fairly light lunch, and an early dinner, which should be a very light meal. Whatever you eat in the other meals, have only a pure carbohydrate meal at night with any vegetables, and preferably before 8 pm. Do not drink much liquids after or near about dinner time. When lying down to sleep you may use the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of sleep inducement i.e. Breathe in for four counts through your nostril only, hold for 7 counts, and exhale with a whoosh sound, through your mouth only, for 8 counts. Repeat this four times in the morning and just before you sleep at night. If you know Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT (check this out either on YouTube or Google), then please practice this too for sleep induction. Self-hypnosis and slow relaxation techniques, at night will be tremendously useful. Acupuncture or acupressure will both be very useful too. Pray last thing at night before you sleep.
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My height is 5'10, weight is 73, not addicted to alcohol and smoking, eating habits - veg and non veg both. Give me solution for premature ejaculation. Age -24 yrs, sex - Male.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
My height is 5'10, weight is 73, not addicted to alcohol and smoking, eating habits - veg and non veg both. Give me s...
Hi, premature ejaculation occurs when a man orgasms during sex sooner than he or his partner would like. Criteria for diagnosing this condition include that the man nearly always ejaculates within one minute of penetration or is almost never able to delay ejaculation. For most men the average time until ejaculation is about five minutes. Premature ejaculation affects many men and can lead to them feeling frustrated and embarrassed. Some men even try to avoid sexual intimacy because of it. However, it is treatable through counseling, using sexual techniques to delay ejaculation, and medications. By addressing the issue, you and your partner can enjoy sex. Doctors often try counseling to treat premature ejaculation. That may include psychotherapy as well learning ways to communicate with a partner about sexual dysfunction. Try the following: try the pause-squeeze method. If you and your partner are willing, you might try the pause-squeeze method for learning to delay ejaculation. Stimulate the penis without entering your partner. Notice when you are about to ejaculate. Ask your partner to squeeze your penis at the place where the head meets the shaft. Your partner should squeeze for several seconds until the need to ejaculate lessens. After 30 seconds, resume foreplay and repeat as necessary. This will help you to gain control and enable you to enter your partner without ejaculating immediately. Another variation on the pause-squeeze method is the stop-go technique. This is the same as the pause-squeeze method, except that the partner does not squeeze the penis. Use self-help techniques. These are methods that you can do yourself that may help you to delay ejaculation masturbate before sex. If you plan to have sex later in the evening, try masturbating an hour or two before. Use a thick condom that will reduce the amount of stimulation you get. This may make it take longer for you to climax. Avoid using condoms that are designed to increase your stimulation. Breathe deeply right before you ejaculate. This can help you to stop the ejaculation reflex. It may also help to switch to thinking about something boring until the urge passes. Change the position you have sex in. If you are usually on top, consider switching to the bottom or changing to a position that will allow your partner to move off of you if you are about to ejaculate. There are many remedies like this. All the best.
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Hi doctor I think I am mad yesterday night I was behaving in an abnormal way hitting my head on the wall biting my hands walking at night just because I was angry . And I was angry because my Hus kept my bag in the wardrobe which I kept down on floor. Before marriage I had an affair. I remember my mother saying ones you get married and start a new life you will forget that affair. Don't know why I am unable to love my husband completely. And not able to forget that affair relationship that I had Yesterday ones my Hus made me to sleep I told him the same And he cried . Just because he loves me. I feel like ending my life Pls help me come back normal.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Dear friend, we are taught and programmed to suppress all our emotions there is a suppressed emotion/desire/belief which may be disturbing you from your subconscious depths. You should let it surface, accept it and let it go on its own. You may have developed a love fixation in mind knowingly or unknowingly which may be just an imagined belief. You may seek a psychologists help.
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I am not having sleep in night and also addicted to tobacco chewing in night if I didn't got tobacco or any thing like that feels mad I was having a love affair with a person when I was in +1 and it continued till 12 and I failed in +2 and I rewrite and got passed I went to army to marry her and when I came back she went with my scoundrel friend and am fed up and resigned from army and went to study far for b tec and after 4 months I stopped and came back home not able to concentrate in anything my mood always changed from love anger revenge sad and helpless I feel to kill them and suddenly I feel to forgive and also I was addicted to alcohol to stop thinking about all these and it increased and I stopped alcohol as a result of bike Accident that was due to drunken driving just a narrow escape from death am not able to sleep and if I sleep because of tired also it won't last longer only for 1or two hours and also bad dream now I though only death can cure my problem I was always searching for her Facebook account as I was not able to see her and at last I found her account after 5 years of routine checking and I text her and asked her to block me and at last when I wish her in her birthday she blocked me and now I feel sad I went to consult a psychiatrist in local hospital and after 1 hours of waiting I lost patience and went back without visiting doctors my moods always change suddenly and feels to suicide or kill my enemies who made me like this not able to sleep seeing nigh mare their face.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hello. You have having significant adjustment problems with life events and also substance use disorder (mainly alcohol and tobacco). I would recommend in person consultation with a mental health specialist at the earliest. Do not loose hope. You can be helped out of your problems. Give yourself a second chance and fix an appointment with your psychiatrist as soon as possible. Thanks.
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Hi sir/madam. I am 18 years old boy. I am having puberphonia. My voice us not yet deepen, still I don't get a deeper manly, low pitch, masculine voice. Still my voice is at high pitch only. All my friend and boys who r younger to me got deeper low pitch voice. But I am still not. I had already consulted three ENT specialist in my area and they also told PUBERPHONIA and they prescribed me to take SPEECH THERAPY. With their consultation I went to speech therapist for two weeks of speech therapy. But I felt there is no changes in my voice. After speech therapy also my voice is like as before. Kindly prescribe me a speech therapist specialist. Pls sir because I faced lot of problem with this voice. Pls help me sir.

Master of Speech Language Pathology
Speech Therapist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, yes for puberphonia you need to consult a speech pathologist. It is not prescribed by any one. Correcting puberphonia needs consistent practice of some techniques and frequent monitoring by speech therapist. St will help you attain a low pitch voice, maintain it, and also keep the health of your throat and vocal folds. I am not really sure what kind of exercises carried out. I would be able to help you in a better way if you could consult me privately where you can share the voice samples too. Thank you.
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I feel Anxiety some times and my hand is shivering most of the time. When I eating non-veg and spicy food I started sweating from forehead. Please answer.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I feel Anxiety some times and my hand is shivering most of the time. When I eating non-veg and spicy food I started s...
Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. Restlessness or feeling wound-up or on edge being easily fatigued difficulty concentrating or having their minds go blank irritability muscle tension difficulty controlling the worry sleep problems (difficulty falling or staying asleep or restless, unsatisfying sleep) these are some of the symptoms. U seem to be having anxiety disorder, kindly consult a psychiatrist and get treated.
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I don't drink or smoke but sometimes my hand starts shaking for no reason is it a cause for concern?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Nicotine is the active ingredient in cigarette and chewable tobacco. But there are hundreds of other carcinogens and psycho-active substances and they are highly dangerous to the physical and psychological health a person. People can smoke as unhealthy way of coping stress, part of nicotine withdrawal, to overcome short term depression and anxiety (which it worsens over a longer term). To overcome this the withdrawal needs to be addressed and anti craving medications started and comorbid anxiety, etc like psychological and constipation, etc like physical symptoms needs to be treated. So you kindly consult a psychiatrist to stop smoking. All the best.
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My mom is a patient of thyroid and also she has problem of high blood pressure. Problem is she gets angry on small matter. And she don't want to eat .and she always take tension. How can she get relief from it?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
My mom is a patient of thyroid and also she has problem of high blood pressure. Problem is she gets angry on small ma...
Dear Lybrate User, It appears that your mom is worried about her physical health. It also appears to me that she is having lots of stress. It is possible that she has certain things on her mind which are very disturbing and she is unable to share it with anyone. This is probably causing her anger. If possible, help her in expressing her feelings. Try to see the world from her view point, try to understand her situations. Express your own concerns and tell her that you love her a lot. Also tell her that she is valuable. All she needs is love and care and it is to be expressed verbally. You may also take her to a Counsellor, where she will get an outlet to express her feelings and the counselling process will help her to understand what is happening to her and how to cope up with her difficulties. All the best.
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Epilepsy Symptoms, Treatment And Cause - मिरगी के लक्षण, इलाज और कारण

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Epilepsy Symptoms, Treatment And Cause - मिरगी के लक्षण, इलाज और कारण

मिर्गी उन बिमारियों में से है जिनका पहचान काफी पहले ही हो चुकी थी. आज हम मिर्गी के लक्षण, कारण और उपचार को लेकर बात करेंगे. विशेषज्ञों के अनुसार मिर्गी की बीमारी तंत्रिका तंत्र में विकार आने के कारण होती है. तंत्रिका तंत्र का सीधा सम्बन्ध मस्तिष्क से है. जब मस्तिष्क में विकार आता है तो इसकी वजह से तंत्रिका तंत्र प्रभावित होता है. फिर मिर्गी का अटैक आता है और पीड़ित का शरीर अकड़ जाता है.
इस बीमारी को लेकर पहले समाज में कई तरह की भ्रांतियां प्रचलित थीं. हलांकि अब भी कई लोग इसे भुत-प्रेत से जोड़कर देखते हैं. कई बार तो मिर्गी के मरीज को पागल की तरह भी ट्रीट किया जाता है. यहाँ ये बताना आवश्यक है कि मिर्गी भी बस एक बीमारी के सिवा कुछ नहीं है. इस लिए इसके मरीजों को तुरंत किसी चिकित्सक के पास ले जाना चाहिए. हम मिर्गी के के विभिन्न पहलुओं पर प्रकाश डाल रहे हैं.

मिर्गी होने का क्या कारण है?
शरीर के सभी अंगों की संवेदनशीलता मस्तिष्क द्वारा तंत्रिका तंत्र को दिए गए निर्देश के अनुसार ही काम करती है. मस्तिष्क में स्थित न्यूरॉन्स ही तंत्रिका तंत्र को सिग्नल देते हैं. लेकिन जब इस प्रक्रिया में बाधा पहुंचती है यानी कि न्यूरॉन्स तंत्रिका तंत्र को सही निर्देश नहीं दे पाते हैं तब मरीज को मिर्गी का दौरा पड़ता है. इसमें शरीर का अंग विशेष कुछ देर के लिए निष्क्रिय हो जाता है. इसके कुछ संभावित कारण निम्लिखित हैं-

1. न्यूरोलॉजिकल प्रॉब्लम्स जैसे कि अल्जाईमर.
2. अनुवांशिक कारण यानि आपके खानदान में किसी को रहा हो या हो.
3. ब्रेन ट्यूमर
4. जन्म से ही मस्तिष्क में ऑक्सीजन का आवागमन पूर्ण रूप से बंद होने पर.
5. मस्तिष्क ज्वर और इन्सेफेलाइटिस के के संक्रमण से.
6. ब्रेन स्ट्रोक के कारण ब्लड वेसल्स को नुकसान पहुँचने से.
7. कार्बन मोनोऑक्साइड की विषाक्तता से.
8. अत्यधिक मात्रा में ड्रग लेना.

क्या हैं मिर्गी के लक्षण?
जाहिर है हर बिमारी के कुछ न कुछ लक्षण होते हैं जिसके आधार पर हम इसकी पहचान करते हैं. ठीक उसी तरह मिर्गी के भी कुछ प्रारंभिक लक्षण हैं. इन लक्षणों के नजर आते ही आपको डॉक्टर के पास जाना चाहिए. हलांकि जब मिर्गी के दौरे पड़ते हैं तो एकदम स्पष्ट हो जाता है.
1. मरीज का पूर्ण रूप से बेहोश हो जाना या आंशिक रूप से मूर्छित हो जाना.
2. अपना जीभ खुद से काटना या असंयमित हो जाना.
3. सर और आँख की पुतलियों का लगातार घूमना.
4. हाथ पैर और चेहरे की मांसपेशियों में खिंचाव उत्पन्न होना.
5. मूर्छा से उठने के बाद मरीज का उलझन में होना 
6. पेट में गड़बड़ी होना.
7. चिकित्सकीय पहचान: एक्सपर्ट्स का कहना है कि इन सब लक्षणों के बावजूद मरीज का मेडिकल करने के बाद ही उसके रोग का निर्धारण किया जाता है. डॉक्टर मरीज़ के पल्स रेट और ब्लड प्रेशर को चेक करते हैं. फिर इसके बाद न्यूरोलॉजिकल साइन का भी परिक्षण करते हैं. इसके साथ ही इस रोग का पता ई.ई.जी, सी.टी.स्कैन या एम.आर.आई और पेट के द्वारा लगाते हैं.

क्या है इसका उपचार और कैसे करें रोकथाम?
उपचार

मिर्गी एक बेहद संवेदनशील बिमारी है. इसके उपचार के लिए सबसे महत्वपूर्ण उपाय बताया जाता है कि जब भी मिर्गी का दौरा आए उस समय सीजर को नियंत्रित करना. इसे नियंत्रित करने के लिए एन्टी एपिलेप्टिक ड्रग थेरपी और कुछ सर्जरी होती है. हलांकि डॉक्टर्स का ये भी कहना है कि जिन लोगों पर दवाई का असर नहीं होता है उन्हें सर्जरी करने की सलाह दी जाती है. मिर्गी के मरीजों को ज्यादा वसा वाले खाने से दूर ही रहना चाहिए. खाने में ज्यादा से ज्यादा कार्बोहाइड्रेट वाले खाद्य पदार्थों का इस्तेमाल करना चाहिए. इससे सीजर की आवृत्ति में कमी आती है.

रोकथाम के उपाय
आपको जानकर हैरानी हो सकती है कि अभी भी मिर्गी के कारणों का ठीक से पता नहीं लगाया जा सका है. हलांकि शिशुओं के जन्म के दौरान जेनेटिक स्क्रीनिंग की सहायता से माँ को बच्चे में इसके होने का पता लगाया जा सकता है. इससे बचने के लिए आप इस बात का ध्यान रखें की आपके सर में चोट न लगे. इसके अलावा आप ये उपाय कर सकते हैं-

1. जितना हो सके तनाव से दूर रहें.
2. खाने में संतुलित आहार लें.
3. डॉक्टर द्वारा दी गई दवा का सही तरीके से सेवन करते रहें.
4. नियमित रूप से चिकित्सक से सलाह लेते रहें.
5. पर्याप्त नींद लेना भी अत्यंत जरुरी है.

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How to improve concentration and what precautions should we take to improve concentration in 30 days.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine----------------------- brenup (allen) drink 2 spoon twice daily----------------------------------- bramari pranayam daily------------ bramari pranayam or bee breath 1. Close your eyes. Focus on your breathing. 2. Place your thumbs in your ears, your index fingers above your eyebrows, and your remaining along the sides of your nose. Keep each pinky finger near a nostril. 3. Breath in deeply through the nose. First, feel the diaphragm move down, allowing the lungs to expand and forcing the abdomen out; then feel your chest expand with your collar bones rising last. 4. Use your pinkies to partially close each nostril. Keep your lungs filled. 5. Breathe out through the nose while humming. Note that the humming sound should originate in your throat, not as a result of your partially-blocked nostrils. 6. Repeat twenty times. Starting from 5 times---------------- drink plenty of water daily-----------------
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Hi. I am unable to concentrate for longer time. I can not keep focus for long. Also I sleep in lectures. Please help to increase concentration in studies.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are under some stress and you are not aware of it. Meet with a counselor and sort that out. In the meantime do some of these recommendations very faithfully: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: •Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week •Other vegetables: At least one a day •Nuts: Five servings a week •Berries: Two or more servings a week •Beans: At least three servings a week •Whole grains: Three or more servings a day •Fish: Once a week •Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week •Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. •Wine: One glass a day You avoid: •Red meat: Less than four servings a week •Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily •Cheese: Less than one serving a week •Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week •Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week.
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How Ayurveda Helps Manage Drug Addiction?

BAMS, MD
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
How Ayurveda Helps Manage Drug Addiction?

Drug addiction is an addiction of a very severe kind. This causes the sufferer i.e. the drug addict to seek and use drugs compulsively despite the destructive consequences to themselves and those around them. This is known as a chronic brain disease because of the functional and structural changes it causes in the brain. It is the overpowering dependence on illegal or legal medications and drugs. One cannot quit taking drugs just by strong will or good intentions. Ayurveda's holistic method combines exercises, meditation, and herbal medicines to cure addiction towards drugs.

Ayurvedic Remedies:

  1. Panchakarma Therapies-Only an ayurvedic expert should perform the panchakarma therapies and rituals on you. It promotes cleanliness and helps in detoxifying the body. These therapies are done using various herbs and oils in accordance with the ancient traditions to eliminate negative conditions.
  2. Virechana-It is the most useful Panchakarma therapy to treat addiction. Virechana is known to cleanse the gastro-intestinal tract and purify the blood of toxins of a period of a few days. It helps decontaminate your spleen, stomach, liver, kidneys, colon, intestines and sweat glands through varied herbs and laxatives such as castor oil, mango juice, raisins, cow's milk, psyllium seeds, flaxseed husk, prune and senna.
  3. Rasayana therapies-Rasayana therapy is another very useful Ayurvedic treatment for treating drug abuse and addiction. It is based upon the transmutation and conservation of energy to improve the mental as well as physical characteristics in order to increase your body's natural metabolic processes while enhancing your immune system and brain function. Rasayana therapy consists of intricate face, head and full body massages which are combined with medicated creams and herb oils. This therapy is also useful to remove artificial aging which occurs due to prolonged drug abuse.
  4. Yoga-The chaotic chemicals are known to wreak havoc on the drug addict's brain during the process of recovery. Resorting to exercise or yoga will help generate extra endorphins which are very helpful for clarity. To recover from drug addiction, you must join a structured yoga class along with other ayurvedic therapies. Yoga is beneficial since it stimulates every part of your body without applying too much stress on any one part. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.
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