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Chakravarty Nursing Home

Multi-speciality Hospital (Pediatrician, Anesthesiologist & more)

# 207-208 Sec-10, Panchkula, Near Bus Stand Landmark : Opposite Anupama Sweets. Haryana, Panchkula
4 Doctors · ₹0 - 600
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Chakravarty Nursing Home Multi-speciality Hospital (Pediatrician, Anesthesiologist & more) # 207-208 Sec-10, Panchkula, Near Bus Stand Landmark : Opposite Anupama Sweets. Haryana, Panchkula
4 Doctors · ₹0 - 600
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Our goal is to offer our patients, and all our community the most affordable, trustworthy and professional service to ensure your best health....more
Our goal is to offer our patients, and all our community the most affordable, trustworthy and professional service to ensure your best health.
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Chakravarty Nursing Home is known for housing experienced Pediatricians. Dr. Pankaj Raina, a well-reputed Pediatrician, practices in Panchkula. Visit this medical health centre for Pediatricians recommended by 80 patients.

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08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
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09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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# 207-208 Sec-10, Panchkula, Near Bus Stand Landmark : Opposite Anupama Sweets. Haryana,
Sector 12 Panchkula, Haryana
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Doctors in Chakravarty Nursing Home

Dr. Pankaj Raina

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
20 Years experience
500 at clinic
Available today
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Dr. Renu Chakravarty

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist
39 Years experience
600 at clinic
Available today
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Dr. Satish Chakravarty

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology
Anesthesiologist
41 Years experience
Available today
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Dr. Rupneet Kaur

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist
12 Years experience
300 at clinic
Available today
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear - What Happens In Case Of It?

DNB - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear - What Happens In Case Of It?

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament or ACL tear is a very common problem with athletes and with people who have an active lifestyle. In fact, this can also be caused by any accident due to sudden movement.

Importance of ACL

The ACL is the supporting ligament, which runs diagonally from back to front right in the middle of the knee, connecting the femur bone and the tibia, and helps the tibia not to come before the femur. Thus the balance of the knee during back and forth movements and the entire stability of the knee joint is secured by this very important piece of ligament.

What leads to an injury to the ACL?

Here are a few actions that may result in a ligament tear.

  1. Sudden stopping while running or slowing down from a fast speed

  2. Sudden change in direction

  3. Uncontrolled jumping from a height

  4. Direct hitting with an object or person

What happens when the ACL is torn?

If the ACL is torn, the stability of your knee is gone, and you feel as if you have no control over the joint. Moreover, it causes extreme pain and instant swelling. Swelling usually appears within 24 hours of the injury.

Treatment of ACL Injury-

Recovery from an ACL tear is possible only after a surgery. Without surgery, the affected will not be able to return to sports or athletics, or may not be able to run and make swift movements again as before. However, to avoid surgery, there are non-invasive treatments for the aged and people who require moving less.

  • Non-invasive Treatment: Bracing is one treatment where braces are given to support the knee joint during movement and also to avoid further injury. This is effective for the elderly who need minimum movement and may manage daily activities with a braced knee. Also, crutches add to the support and let the weaker knee get rest. This is followed by physical therapy. But the swelling has to reduce before starting it. Many exercises and controlled movements over a long time help in getting back agility in movement gradually.

  • Surgical Treatment: Once the swelling subsides, doctors would plan for an Arthroscopic (Key-Hole Surgery) ACL reconstruction. In this Doctor make a graft of a tendon. This graft is inserted into the joint and fixed in anatomical position in femur and tibia Arthroscopically so that the newly created ACL functions like the natural one. This is the only way to get back the ligament in whole as the torn ligament cannot be stitched. Surgery is done through arthroscope and recovery time is 15 days for resuming day to day activities and 3 to 6 month for resuming sports activities with continued physical therapy after the surgery.

Knee Pain - Symptoms And Causes!

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, DNB - Orthopedics
Orthopedist, Pune
Knee Pain - Symptoms And Causes!

Are you experiencing knee pain and seek ideal treatment for your condition? Knee pain is a very common issue which may develop in any bony structure of your body, comprising your kneecap, the knee joint, ligaments, and cartilages of your knee. Knee pain is common in people of all ages, and simple home remedies can be used to treat knee pain effectively. In severe cases, professional treatment or help is required.

Symptoms
• The location of your knee pain varies based on the structure that is involved.
• Your whole knee may swell up and seem painful in the case of infections and inflammatory processes. On the other hand, a bone fracture may show symptoms in one specific area.
• The severity of knee pain may vary from acute to serious and disabling.

Other common symptoms associated with knee pain include the following:
• Difficulty in walking because of knee instability.
• Limping because of discomfort.
• Difficulty in going up and down the staircase because of ligament damage.
Swelling and redness.
• The inability of extending the knee.

Causes
Knee pain may occur because of several reasons and factors that include:

Factors that may make the situation worst are:

  • Severe injury
  • Sprains and strains
  • Overuse
  • Infection
  • Bad posture
  • Imporper stretching

Treatment
• There are several treatment measures for knee pain, based on the cause, your condition, and severity.
• The most common treatment procedures include the following:

Medications
• Several medications are used for the treatment of an underlying medical condition that causes knee pain, for effective pain relief.

Physical therapy
• Strengthening of the muscles surrounding the ankle makes it stable and helps in achieving the best mechanical movements.
• This is effective in avoiding injuries and preventing an existing injury from worsening.

Injections
• Several injectable medications are injected into your knee directly.
• Corticosteroids and lubricants are commonly used for dealing with inflammation in the knee, and for improving movement and pain.

Surgery
• In case of severe and persistent knee pain, a surgery may be required. Knee operations include arthroscopic surgeries, total knee replacement and much more.
• Arthroscopic surgery is the most common procedure in which injuries in your knee are repaired and pieces of loose cartilage and bone are removed.
• During partial knee replacement, the damaged parts of your knee are replaced with metal and plastic parts. Only a part of the knee joint gets replaced.

There are several other therapies that are also beneficial for the treatment of knee pain. You can opt for acupuncture, which is ideal for osteoarthritis patients. Glucosamine and chondroitin supplements are also prescribed in some cases.

Freezing & Storing Eggs - All You Should Be Aware Of!

Dermatologist, Delhi
Freezing & Storing Eggs - All You Should Be Aware Of!

Childbirth comes within an age bracket. Women feel this more so than men. Career demands or other personal choices can delay the time to get pregnant. Thus, freezing your eggs can prove to be beneficial, if you delay childbirth to focus on your career or education, or if you have certain medical conditions such as cancer.

  1. Egg Retrieval: Before the eggs are harvested, there is a lot you have to do. The first month is spent taking blood tests and ultrasounds. In the second month, you will have to take medicines before your procedure for egg retrieval. Ultrasounds and blood tests are also conducted at this stage to monitor the growth of the eggs. Around the time of your ovulation, the eggs will be harvested. You will be lightly sedated during the procedure. After the procedure, you might feel bloated and experience cramping. At least 15 eggs are retrieved for optimum chances. The medicines prescribed are all hormone injections which you can self-administer.
  2. Freezing and Storage: The largest human cell is the egg. It is comprised mainly of water. When the eggs are frozen, crystals can form which can destroy it. So an anti-freeze replaces the water after the eggs are dehydrated. This prevents crystal formation. Eggs are frozen using vitrification. In this process, the eggs are either slowly or flash frozen. Eggs can be frozen for as long as 10 years. This does not hamper the quality.
  3. Risks: There is no guarantee that freezing eggs will lead to having a baby. Sometimes, eggs do not survive the freezing or the thaw.
  4. Advantages: For women who are suffering from cancer, freezing their eggs might be the best option. They might want to preserve their fertility before their cancer treatment starts. This is useful since radiation and chemotherapycan harm your chances of getting pregnant.

The obvious advantage of freezing your eggs would be the fact that it gives you time. It lets you decide and keeps you one step ahead of your biological clock.

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आक के उपयोग - Aak Ke Upyog!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
आक के उपयोग - Aak Ke Upyog!

आक के पौधे को आमतौर पर पूजा के लिए इस्तेमाल किया जाता है. लेकिन आप जान कर हैरान हो जाएंगे की इस पौधे में बहुत सारे औषधिय गुण है जो आपके स्वास्थ्य के लिए अत्यंत फायदेमंद है. इस पौधे के फूल पत्तियां, जड़ और इससे निकलने वाले दूध जैसे सभी उत्पाद का इस्तेमाल विभिन्न प्रकार के स्वास्थ्य समस्याओं से निजात पाने के लिए इस्तेमाल की जाती है. यह एक बारहमासी झड़ी है जिसे अंग्रेजी में मादर के नाम से जाना जाता है. इसके अतिरिक्त, यह मंदार, आक, अर्क और अकौआ के नाम से भी जानते हैं. भारत के कुछ हिस्सों में इसे अकऊआ के नाम से भी जानते है. यह पैदा कही भी किसी जलवायु में ऐसे ही उग जाता है, जिसके वजह से कई लोग इसे व्यर्थ समझ कर नजरअंदाज कर देते हैं. लेकिन आज हम आपको बताएंगे की आक के पौधे को किन-किन समस्याओं के लिए इस्तेमाल कर सकते हैं.

आक पौधे की दो प्रजातियां होती है. इसके एक प्रजाति के फूलों का रंग नीला होता है जो विभिन्न प्रकार की स्वास्थ्य समस्याओं से निजात पाने के लिए इस्तेमाल की जाती है. इसके दूसरे प्रजाति का रंग सफेद होता है और यह बहुत दुर्लभ पाया जाता है. इसके फूल गुच्छों के रूप में फूलते हैं परत होती है. इसमें विभिन्न प्रकार के पोषक तत्व होते हैं जिनके कारण इसे कई तरह के औषधिय दवा में इस्तेमाल की जाती है. इसमें पाए जाने वाले पोषक तत्वों में प्रोसेरजेनिन, कैलोप्रोपिन, कैलेक्टिल, एमरिन ए और बी, साइनिडिन और रमोगोग्लुकोसाइड इत्यादि शामिल हैं

आक के फायदे निम्नलिखित है:
1. बवासीर के लिए-
जो लोग बवासीर की समस्या से परेशान है उनके लिए बहुत फायदेमंद है. इसके लिए आपको आक के पत्तियों को इस्तेमाल करना होता है. आप इनकी पत्तियों को तोड़ कर सूखा दें, इन सूखी पत्तियों को जलाएं और इसके धुआं लेने से बवासीर से राहत प्रदान होती है. बवासीर रोगियों को एक बार इसे जरुर आजमाना चाहिए.

2. सूजन के लिए- आक के पत्तियों को सूजन से राहत के लिए प्राचीन समय से ही उपयोग किया जा रहा है. आप इसकी पुरानी पत्तियों पर किसी भी प्रकार का दर्द निवारक तेल लगा कर गर्म कर लें और प्रभावित हिस्से पर लगाएं.

3. जोड़ो के दर्द के लिए- यह जोड़ो के दर्द के लिए दर्द निवारक की तरह काम करता है. इसके लिए आप आक के पुरानी पत्तियों को तोड़ कर पीस लें और पेस्ट तैयार कर लें. इसमें नमक भी मिला सकते हैं. आप इसे सुबह से शाम तक दिन में दो बार पेस्ट को लगाएं.

4. अस्थमा- इसके फूल को सूखा क्र रोजाना इसके चूर्ण खाने से फेफड़ों के रोग और अस्थमा से राहत मिलती है.

5. डायबिटीज के लिए- आक के पत्तियों को रोजाना पैर के निचे रख कर जुराब डाल लें. रात को सोने से पहले इस पत्तियों को निकाल लें. यह इस तरह शुगर कंट्रोल करने में मदद करेगा.

6. कुष्ठ रोग- इसके पत्तियों को पीस कर सरसो के तेल के साथ मिक्स कर लें. इसे फिर प्रभावित जगह पर लगाएं. इसे नियमित रूप से लगाने के बाद आपको बेहतर परिणाम देखने को मिलेगा.
 

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गन्ने के रस के फायदे - Ganne Ke Ras Ke Fayde!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
गन्ने के रस के फायदे - Ganne Ke Ras Ke Fayde!

गर्मियों के दिनों में पॉपुलर पेय पदार्थों में गन्ने का रस भी शामिल है. इसका वैज्ञानिक नाम सैकेरम औफीसिनरम है. गन्ने का रस हमारी प्यास बुझाने के साथ-साथ हमें ऊर्जा से भरने का काम भी करता है. गन्ने में प्रचुर मात्रा में कार्बोहाइड्रेट, प्रोटीन, कैल्शियम, फास्फोरस, लोहा, जस्ता और पोटेशियम और विटामिन ए, बी-कॉम्प्लेक्स और सी भी पाया जाता है. गन्ने में फैट नहीं होता है, वास्तव में यह एक 100% प्राकृतिक पेय है. इसमें लगभग 30 ग्राम प्राकृतिक चीनी है. एक गिलास गन्ने के रस में कुल 13 ग्राम आहार फाइबर होता है. आइए इस लेख के माध्यम से गन्ने के रस के फायदों को जानें.

1. मांसपेशियों की शक्ति के लिए
कोई भी मेहनत का काम शक्तिशाली मांसपेशियों के दम पर ही किया जा सकता है. दिन में दो बार गन्ने का रस पीना शरीर को बहुत आवश्यक ग्लूकोज प्रदान करता है जिसे अपनी मांसपेशियों की शक्ति को बढ़ाने के लिए जाना जाता है.

2. कैंसर को रोकने के लिए
गन्ना का रस कैंसर, विशेष रूप से प्रोस्टेट और स्तन कैंसर जैसे घातक रोगों के लिए एक व्यापक उपचार हो सकता है. गन्ने में फ्लेवोनोइड की उपस्थिति स्तन ग्रंथियों में कैंसर की कोशिकाओं को बढ़ने से रोकती है, इस प्रकार यह ब्रेस्ट कैंसर के जोखिम को कम करता है.

3. मधुमेह को नियंत्रण में
शुगर से पीड़ित व्यक्ति भी गन्ना, संयम से खाया जा सकता है. गन्ना में सूक्रोज़ होता है जिसमें कम ग्लिसेमिक सूचकांक होता है. यह आपके रक्त शर्करा के स्तर को नियंत्रण में रखने में मदद करता है.हलांकि सावधानी जरुरी है.

4. पीलिया के उपचार में
पीलिया, लिवर के खराब कामकाज के साथ भारी हुई पित्त नलिकाओं के कारण होता है. इसके उपचार के लिए 1 गिलास ताजा गन्ना का रस में तोड़ा सा नींबू मिक्स करके दिन में दो बार पिएं. ये स्वभाव से क्षारीय होने के नाते गन्ने का रस आपके शरीर में इलेक्ट्रोलाइट संतुलन बनाए रखकर आपके लिवर को तेज़ी से खराब होने से रोकता है और हमारे पेट एवं आंतों में एसिडिटी और जलन को शांत कर सकता है. गन्ने के रस में मौजूद पोटेशियम आपके पेट के पीएच स्तर को संतुलित करने और पाचन रस के स्राव की सुविधा प्रदान करता है.

5. रोके मूत्र पथ संक्रमण
गन्ने का रस गुर्दे को स्वास्थ्य को बनाए रखने के लिए मूत्र पथ के संक्रमण से जुड़ी समस्याओं को रोकता है. इसके इलाज के लिए गन्ने का इस्तेमाल एक दिन में दो बार नींबू और नारियल का पानी मिलाकर गन्ने का रस पीकर करें. गन्ने का रस शरीर में प्रोटीन के स्तर को बढ़ाने के लिए जाना जाता है. यह कई गुर्दा संबंधी रोगों जैसे पत्थरी, यूटीआई और एसटीडी से बचाता है.

6. नाखूनों के पोषण में
रंग उतरे हुए और भंगुर नाखूनों को की समस्या का मुकाबला करने के लिए गन्ने का रस लगायें. ऐसा पोषक तत्वों की कमी के कारण होता है. चूंकि गन्ना का रस पोषक तत्वों से भरा होता है, यह आपके नाखूनों को पोषण देता है और उन्हें स्वस्थ बनाता है.

7. गर्भवती महिला के लिए
गन्ने का रस सुरक्षित गर्भधारण की सुविधा प्रदान करता है. इसमें फोलिक एसिड और विटामिन बी 9 पाया जाता है जो स्पाइना बिफिडा जैसे तंत्रिका जन्म दोषों से रक्षा के लिए जाने जाते हैं. इसके अलावा गन्ना का रस, महिलाओं की समस्याओं को कम कर देता है, जिससे गर्भधारण की संभावना बढ़ती है.

8. त्वचा के लिए
गन्ना रस एंटी एजिंग के रूप में भी कार्य करता है. यह व्यक्ति में बुढ़ापे के लक्षणों को आने में देरी करता है. गन्ने के रस में मौजूद एंटीऑक्सिडेंट्स, फ्लेवोनोइड्स और फीनोलॉजिक यौगिक होता है जो व्यक्ति को नरम और चमकीली त्वचा प्रदान करती है. इसके अलावा गले में अचानक खुजली या जलन होती है, तो उसे शांत करने के लिए नींबू और काले नमक को एक गिलास गन्ने के रस के साथ मिक्स करके पी लें.

9. बढ़ाए प्रतिरक्षा
गन्ने का रस आवश्यक एंटीऑक्सिडेंट से भरपूर हैं जो हमारे प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली को कई परतों से मजबूत करने में सहायता करते हैं. ये एंटीऑक्सिडेंट कई रोगों से लड़ते हैं, जिनमें लिवर और पाचन तंत्र शामिल हैं. आपकी प्रतिरक्षा बढ़ाने के अलावा, गन्ने का रस भी घावों को जल्दी से ठीक करने में मदद करता है.

10. हड्डियों और दांतों को मजबूत
गन्ने के रस का एक गिलास पिलाने से आप दांत और हड्डी से संबंधित समस्याओं को दूर कर सकते हैं. गन्ने कैल्शियम का एक बहुत ही अछा स्रोत है जो हड्डियों और दांतों सहित आपकी कंकाल की ताकत के निर्माण में मदद करता है. इसके अलावा ये सांसों की बदबू को भी दूर करता है.

11. बचाए मुँहासे से
मुँहासे से छुटकारे पाने के लिए गन्ने के रस और मुल्तानी मिट्टी का मास्क आजमाएं. यह एक प्रभावी उपचार है. गन्ने के रस के साथ थोड़ी मुल्तानी मिट्टी को मिलाकर एक तरल बनाएं. अपने चेहरे और गर्दन पर इस मास्क को 20 मिनट के लिए लगाए. अब अपने चेहरे और गर्दन को साफ करने के लिए गीले तौलिया का प्रयोग करें. सप्ताह में कम से कम एक बार इस उपाय का प्रयोग करें.

Body Detox - How Ayurveda Can Help Achieve It?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bhopal
Body Detox - How Ayurveda Can Help Achieve It?

It is necessary that you detoxify your body after regular intervals because with detoxification, you not just remove the dangerous toxins from your body but also increase the vitality of your body.

In Ayurveda, all natural ingredients are used for detoxification. Ayurveda works wonders in cleansing the blood by removing impurities and toxins, accumulated in various organs of the body such as the liver, intestines, kidneys, lymphatic system, lungs and skin. It is equally effective in case of both healthy and unhealthy individuals. While the unhealthy person gets rid of the chronic diseases, the healthy person becomes fit enough to prevent diseases and stay physically and mentally fit.

  1. Panchakarma: Panchakarma is Ayurveda's primary purification and detoxification treatment. Panchakarma means "five therapies". These 5 therapeutic treatments eliminate toxins from the body, they are: Vamana, Virechana, Nasya, Basti and Raktamoskshana. The series of these five therapies help remove deep rooted stress and illness-causing toxins from the body while balancing the doshas (energies that govern all biological functions). 
  2. Nasya: Nasya or nasal administration is a procedure of cleaning the accumulated Kapha from the head and neck region. At first, the face, head and chest is massaged thoroughly using certain herbal oil which promotes perspiration. The excess mucus accumulated in the throat, sinus and head is drained out through the nearest opening- the nose. This treatment helps in treating sinusitis, headaches, migraine, Rhinitis, facial palsy, paralysis, insomnia, frozen shoulder and neurological dysfunctions. It is also effective in improving eyesight and memory.
  3. Abhyanga: It is a combination of long strokes and synchronized soothing that helps in re-storing balance, harmony and composure in the body. Your body is massaged with oil in seven different positions and the type of oil is chosen based on the body equilibrium. It stimulates healing at a micro-cellular level as the oils get absorbed in the intra-follicular and intra-dermal layers of the skin. It helps you to steer clear of tiredness and enhances immunity and sleep. It cures psychological imbalances and fosters flexibility in the joints and muscles, thus rendering softness to the skin glands.
  4. Shirodhara: In this therapy, warm medicated oil is continuously poured on your forehead for about 30 to 45 minutes followed by a 15 to 20 minutes Abhyanga massage. Depending on your body type, milk, oil, buttermilk or herbal decoctions are used to boost up the therapeutic effect of the treatment. It provides deep relaxation to your central nervous system and rejuvenates it. Shirodhara oil regulates the functioning of your hormonal system too, eliminating ailments such as high blood pressure, migraine, anxiety and headaches. Medicated buttermilk massage treatment helps treat diabetes while medicated milk serves as a good remedy to insomnia as well.
  5. Kati Vasti: This is a form of sudation therapy (procedure to induce sweat without the use of heat) that helps to ease lower back pain caused due to inter-vertebral inflammation. Vasti is two types Niruha vast that is vasti with medicated decotion and other is Anuvasana vasti that is vasti with medicated oil. Like other therapy vasti has also pretherapeutic and post therapeutic technique. Pretherapeutic includes snehana lubrication internally and externally and also swedana sweat therapy.these poorvakarma help in loosening and liquefying the toxins accumulated in cells and get collected in colon. After the application of herbal medicines this toxins collected in colon is eliminated out.
  6. Basti (Enema or Colonic Irrigation): The term 'Basti' stands for a pouch or bag. The procedure involves introducing ayurvedic liquid and herbal concoctions made of oils and milk through the perineum or anus or the vaginal opening in women in order to cleanse and heal the lower part of the body and remove the toxins accumulated in this part through the colon and urinary tract. Basti is considered as the mother of all Panchakarma treatments. It cleanses the accumulated toxins from all the 3 doshas : Vata, Pitta and Kapha, through the colon. Basti is also highly beneficial as a rejuvenating treatment. Medicated oil or ghee and an herbal decoction is given as enema to clean the colon and increase the muscle tone. This treatment is provided for several days, based on the medical condition of a person. It provides treatment for: For Hemiplegia, Paraplegia, Colitis, Convalescence, Cervical Spondylosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Constipation, Digestive disorders, Backache & Sciatica, Hepatomegaly & Splenomegaly, Obesity, Piles, Sexual Debility & Infertility

It is always better to practice these under the advice of an expert ayurveda practitioner.

Shoulder Arthritis - Can It Be Treated?

MS - Orthopaedics ( Gold Medallist )
Orthopedist, Agra
Shoulder Arthritis - Can It Be Treated?

The shoulders are the most mobile joints in your body. Shoulder joints undergo wear and a tear over time and hence become unstable. Shoulder arthritis is one of the painful conditions affecting the shoulder joints. Arthritis not only takes a toll on the tendons and muscles, but also affects the ligaments and joints too. They usually cause symptoms such as joint pain, resulting in limited mobility.

Treatment:

Nonsurgical or Lifestyle treatments:

  1. Take rest or avoid the activities that provoke pain or change the way of your arm movements.
  2. Physical therapy boosts shoulder mobility.
  3. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or aspirin alleviate pain and inflammation.
  4. Corticosteroid injections in the shoulders can also help to ease the pain and inflammation, although temporarily.
  5. Applying moist heat or ice packs over the shoulders for about half an hour at least thrice a day brings relief.
  6. Drugs such as methotrexate can be administered in case one is suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (a chronic disease attacking multiple joints of the body).
  7. Dietary supplements such as chondroitin and glucosamine may help reduce pain.

Surgical treatments (if your pain results in disability and does not lessen with nonsurgical options)

  1. Join replacement surgery or arthroplasty involves replacing the damaged parts of the shoulder with a prosthetic (artificial) joint.
  2. Few mild forms of arthritis may be treated using the Arthroscopic procedure (minimally invasive surgery). It requires a surgeon to ease the joint pain by making small incisions to “clean out” the joint. A tiny camera fitted into the joint guides the surgeon through the surgery.
  3. Resection arthroplasty is a method that involves the surgical removal of the bone from the collar bone and substituting it with a scar tissue to treat arthritis of particular joints.

Trouble In Sex Life - Issues That You Need To Get Over!

Diploma In Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Thane
Trouble In Sex Life - Issues That You Need To Get Over!

Physical intimacy between couples can be something that can never be judged based on their relation. Many factors can hamper the satisfaction of the people involved, and you would have said that at least one point of time in your life that the zest has fiddled out. Do not fret as you are not alone. You are voicing something which billions of couples would have expressed at some point in time in their life. In a long-term relationship, the partners can almost complain about the same things which they believe is needed to make their physical intimacy to work out even more.

There are enough diseases and infections related to sex that can physically veer a couple from having a healthy intimacy. Add to that; there are many psychological parts too that can hamper a robust and active sexual life. Thanks to the times we live in almost all the sexual diseases and infections can be treated and kept at bay. However, the psychological imbalances have to be adequately addressed and channeled using the right medium. It can be very beneficial to consult a sex therapist for the underlying problems and more often it can be better if the sessions are had as a couple. Let us look at a few of the symptoms that can lead to issues in bed:

  1. Laziness: The intimacy cannot have the desired result if you find that if you or partner is lagging in the enthusiasm. Boredom can easily set in, and this can easily have an effect on how physical you are. Talk this out with a therapist and try to look for ways in which the laziness and the routine can be reduced.
  2. Body Image: It is true that a body image can be one of the factors for a good sex life, but as we age we tend to get loose and do not make an effort to keep our body fit. This, in turn, can affect the intimacy has the partners can lose interest in each other as a couple. Have a healthy lifestyle and stay away from foods that can hamper your wellbeing. Exercise regularly and keep surprising each other.
  3. Exhaustion and Stress: Needless to say this one factor and the modern times have been the main culprit for making you have issues in bed. Our work nature has forced to work 24/7 sometimes leaving us little time for other crucial intricacies of life. This has left us with a void and has made a dent in our space and the way we react to a sexual urge. The only way by which this can be minimized is by having a good work life balance and by giving the needed importance to the relationship. Remember that your work is not important than your physical well-being, and if your nature of the work is the cause of your ailments, then it is high time you think about changing it.
  4. Communicate: More importantly, talk to a counselor about the problem you face and about your anxiety levels. Try having an open communication between you and your spouse and know your interest quotients. It is not wrong to appraise each other as far as physical intimacy s concerned. Remember that an open mind is always the fostering channel for dissolving the issues in bed.

Know More About Immense Benefits Of Salads!

BSC, MSC in Food Processing and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Know More About Immense Benefits Of Salads!

Salad is no longer considered a poor man's diet. Gone are the days when the sole purpose of having a salad was to lose the stubborn and unwanted body fats. Salads can be extremely healthy and nutritious. With salads around, the long and gruesome hours in the kitchen are a thing of the past. A bowl full of lip smacking salad, well structured with fruits, vegetables and quality oils, will do your health a world of good. Say yes to salads and its benefits will leave you with a mouth open awe. Preparing salads is no rocket science. Get all the ingredients together, and savour in the palatable powerhouse of health and nourishment.

  • A feeling of fullness like never before: Experiencing an irresistible craving for food? Salad is at your service. A bowl of salad will give you a feeling of fullness, keeping the hunger pangs and cravings at bay. With salads, you don't even need to be repetitive. A little modification; and your taste buds are in for a treat.
  • Say no to dehydration: Most of the vegetables that go into your salad have high water content. Scorching summers or sweltering heat can leave a person dehydrated. Salads come as a great relief. It works amazingly to hydrate your body, thereby re-energizing you fully.
  • Lettuce to fight insomnia: If a good sleep is all that you desire, salad is what you need. 'Lectucarium', a substance found in lettuce, work miraculously to treat insomnia. All the more reasons to include lettuce leaves in your salad.
  • The goodness of vitamins and minerals are retained: A lot of important vitamins, minerals and some enzymes (mostly digestive, that gets denatured) are lost to cooking. Taking in raw vegetables ensure that the important vitamins and minerals are not lost. Some raw vegetables contain important enzymes (live) that can greatly aid in the digestion process.
  • A salad rich in broccoli, avocados, bell peppers, berries are a rich source of antioxidants. Such salads work wonders and are an excellent boost for the immune system.
  • Do not let wrinkles and saggy skin bother you. Some of the fruits and vegetables present in the salad help in collagen synthesis, thus giving your skin a natural glow. It is needless to say that spinach, lettuce and romaine, that form an integral part of your salads, are excellent for the eyesight.
  • Walnut oil, sunflower oil (organic), olive oil and pumpkin seed oil are rich in omega fatty acids. Using these oils in salad dressings can be extremely beneficial.
  • Some of the fibrous fruits and vegetables can effectively clean the intestine and colon.

The benefits of salads are immense.

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PMS - 7 Effective Ways To Deal With It!

DGO, DNB - Obs & Gynae, Certificate Training In Gynaecologic Endoscopy, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
PMS - 7 Effective Ways To Deal With It!

PMS is often treated as a joke but for many women, it is a monthly nightmare. Muscle crampsheadachesbloatingbreast tendernessanxiety and depressionare common symptoms of PMS. Though there is no set cure for PMS here are afew tips that will help you deal with it.

  • Set an exercise routine: Exercising not only helps you maintain weight but also helps dealing with PMS. You only need to set aside 30 minutes a day for a brisk walk, jog, swim or even dance. Aerobic exercises improve blood circulation, ease stress and help the brain release happy hormones.
  • Change your diet: If you are feeling bloated and depressed, cut back on simple carbohydrates like sugar and fat and increase your consumption of complex carbohydrates like fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Do not attempt a low carb diet to lose weight if you suffer from PMS. Reducing the simple carbohydrates in the body and increasing the complex carbohydrates keeps you body feeling full for longer and increases the serotonin levels in the body.
  • Quit alcohol and caffeine: Drinking a glass of wine or a cup of coffee may give you temporary relief from PMS symptoms but in the long run they aggravate your PMS symptoms such as headaches, breast tenderness and mood swings. Alcohol may also contribute towards lowering the magnesium levels in your body and thereby make you feel bloated.
  • Relax: One of the effects of PMS is to make you feel anxious and tense. The easiest way to address this is by learning to relax. Try meditation or yoga for half an hour every morning. This will improve your overall health as well as soothe muscle pains.
  • Take a few supplements: Research says that certain fatty acids like Omega 3 and linoleic acid can lower irritability and body aches associated with PMS. Calcium is also known to help ease PMS symptoms. Getting these nutrients in the required levels may not be possible only through your daily meals. Hence, you can also consider supplements to ease your pains.
  • Use Birth control pills: Birth control pills with the drospirenone hormone can help ease symptoms of severe PMS. Menstruation is often accompanied by a drop in estrogen levels that can lead to migraines. Birth control pills also regulates your hormones and hence avoids these fluctuations. It also keeps your ovaries from releasing eggs every month and hence reduces the intensity of the associated cramps.
  • Talk to people: You are not alone when it comes to PMS. Instead of keeping quiet about your discomfort, talk to people who may be experiencing something similar. Sharing your problems will introduce you to new ways of dealing with it. You could also get online support through various discussion groups.
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