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Kharadi Bypass,Mundhwa, Pune Pune
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Bharati Hospital is known for housing experienced Ayurvedas. Dr. Priyanka Khedkar, a well-reputed Ayurveda, practices in Pune. Visit this medical health centre for Ayurvedas recommended by 74 patients.

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Immuno Shots - How They Can Help You?

DNB (Respiratory disease), Fellowship Bronchoscopy, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Ahmedabad
Immuno Shots - How They Can Help You?

What are immuno shots?

Immuno Shots or allergy shots, in other words, are known as allergen immunotherapy. As the name suggests, it provides a complete relief from severe allergies for longer durations. Severe allergy symptoms can play havoc with life and can curtail your daily activities. You can opt for immuno shots when none of the other treatment plans are working out. Allergies can be due to many reasons, such as dust mites, pollen, feathers, insect bites, pets and pollution.

How can immuno shots benefit you?

  • Immuno shots can easily reduce the signs of different allergens

  • Helps build immunity naturally in your body

  • Reduces your long-term usage of allergy medication

  • Cost effective in the long-term

  • Has reduced side effects as compared to other medications

Immuno shots can easily control allergies triggered by

  • Seasonal allergens

  • Indoor allergens

  • Insect stings

Who can go for immuno shots?

  • Immuno shots can easily benefit people suffering from asthma, allergic rhinitis, and eye allergies

  • They also work effectively on allergies caused by dust mites, pollens, pet dander and bee stings, etc.

  • Immuno shots are not recommended for children less than 5 years of age, pregnant women, people suffering from cardiovascular diseases

  • Rest others can go for it, but they must consult first with their medical practitioner

Laser Resurfacing - How They Can Help Reduce Dark Circles?

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Mumbai
Laser Resurfacing - How They Can Help Reduce Dark Circles?

Since ages, dark circles have always been a serious concern of people, especially women, when it comes to sporting a flawless skin. The darkened circles developed right below the eyes have the power to ruin your appearance, if not taken care of properly. With laser resurfacing technique coming into use, it is now possible to say goodbye to the time-consuming daily application of makeups to hide the dark circles.

Dark circles refer to the dark blemishes which are formed particularly around the eyes. From hereditary to nutritional deficiency, excessive sun exposure, stress, and liver diseases, the reason behind the half-moon shaped skin darkening can be various. Sometimes, even certain medications, anemia and aging are considered to cause dark circles.

What is laser resurfacing?
Laser resurfacing is a cosmetic treatment which is performed to reduce skin irregularities, facial wrinkles, acne scars and other skin blemishes. In this technique, laser beams or short concentrated and direct pulsating light beams are passed over the skin surface, which precisely and gently paints away unwanted cells. This technique works on a single layer at a time. This procedure is clinically proven to lighten the dark skin tones while inducing fresh collagen formation in the skin cells, which makes it an ideal non-surgical cosmetic procedure that works wonder in removing dark circles.

Benefits it has to offer
One of the major benefits of this procedure is that it provides refreshed and tighter skin with a youthful glow and reduced blemishes in the shortest of time. Along with making the dark circles fade away, laser resurfacing also helps in reducing wrinkles, acne scars, while improving the sun damaged and aged skin.

  1. Possible side effects: There are minimal to no risks of any side effects is involved in the removal of dark circles by laser resurfacing. Though major complications are very much unusual, still, minor bruising or skin discoloration may be there which becomes minimal, when performed by a skilled cosmetic physician.
  2. Ideal candidates and recovery time: Anyone who wishes to get rid of the annoying and distressing under eye dark circles can opt for this cosmetic procedure of laser resurfacing. Being a non-surgical and usually a one-time procedure, it requires maximum a week for getting back to normal life.

However, one needs to remember that the type of this very treatment may vary depending on the color and pigmentation of one's skin, the volume level in the cheek and eye eras, and the cause of dark circles. CO2 lasers, Erbium laser, and Fraxel laser are some of the types available. Therefore, it's important to consult with your cosmetic physician to know about the most appropriate and ideal dark circle treatment for your case to obtain the best results.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

When Is Knee Replacement Required?

MBBS, D.ORTHO, DNB (Ortho), Fellowship Joint Replacement, MNAMS
Orthopedist, Mumbai
When Is Knee Replacement Required?

Knee replacement surgery- which is also known as knee arthroplasty, helps to relieve the pain in the knee thereby restoring the knee function. During this procedure, a surgeon cuts the damaged cartilage and bone from the kneecap, thighbone, and shinbone and replaces the same with an artificial joint comprising of high-grade plastics, alloys, and polymers. A patient/surgeon has the liberty to choose the type of knee joint he/she prefers based on factors such as weight, age, overall health etc. 

Signs that might indicate a knee replacement surgery -

  1. The pain in the knee keeps coming back all the time. 
  2. The knee aches after a brisk walk or during an ongoing exercise session. 
  3. The mobility of a person has gradually decreased over time as compared to last few years. 
  4. A supporting cane or medication isn’t delivering the desired support or pain relief. 
  5. The knee tends to stiffen when a person sits for a long time. Example- witting through a movie or sitting in the car for too long proves to be a major hurdle. 
  6. The pain proves to be a major problem that intervenes with sleep. 
  7. The knee motion significantly decreases once a person tries to bend the knee. 
  8. Climbing stairs turns out to be a major hurdle. 
  9. Getting out of bathtubs becomes a major challenge. 
  10. The knee becomes and stays stiff or at least half an hour after getting up from bed in the morning. If the stiffness lasts for more than 60 minutes, it is a sign of inflammatory disease. 

How is a knee replacement surgery performed? 

  1. Knee replacement surgery requires overnight stay in the hospital. 
  2. It involves a general or spinal anesthesia
  3. Once the skin over the surgical site is cleansed with an antiseptic, the doctor makes an incision and takes out the damaged surface of the knee joint. 
  4. The knee joint is then resurfaced with a prosthesis made up of plastic and metal. 

A cemented prosthesis is most commonly used during these days. The prosthesis contains 3 components: 

  1. Tibial component 
  2. Femoral component 
  3. Patellar component 

What are the advantages of knee replacement surgery? 

  1. The biggest advantage of this surgery is the freedom from constant and throbbing pain. 
  2. The fact that surgery can increase the mobility also proves to be a blessing for the general condition of the patient.
  3. Knee replacement also helps a patient to get rid of supporting device such as a cane, wheelchair, pain medications etc. 
  4. The feeling of stiffness also goes away after the surgery.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

Pumpkin (Petha) - 5 Amazing Reasons To Eat It!

Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Allahabad
Pumpkin (Petha) - 5 Amazing Reasons To Eat It!

Ayurveda treats food as a medicine, and most of the conditions are cured with Ayurvedic diets. Ayurveda considers certain foods as exceptional as they offer numerous health benefits, and one among them is Pumpkin.
Do you know the pumpkin can offer you numerous health benefits and not be used merely for making your jack-o-lantern during halloween? As per Ayurveda, it is especially beneficial for individuals with elevated vata and pitta doshas. It also serves as “Basti Shodan” and helps maintain bladder health.

Here are some of the most important benefits that pumpkins proffer when you eat them regularly.

  1. Contains copious amounts of vitamin A: Daily consumption of pumpkin can get you high doses of vitamin A, which is necessary to maintain your eye health. Not only eyes, but it will also help you in having a good skin, healthy bones, and teeth.
  2. It has a high dose of fiber: A bowl of mashed pumpkin contains 3 grams of dietary fiber while a handful of pumpkin seeds can give you 1.3 grams of this nutrient. Therefore, pumpkin serves you the required amount of dietary fiber as per our recommended daily requirement.
  3. Pumpkin can give you a good night’s sleep: Don’t forget to use the seed when it comes to a pumpkin. Pumpkin seeds contain Tryptophan which is an amino acid that promotes better sleep while also improving your mood.
  4. Good for your heart health: The fiber contents of pumpkin also protects you from a wide range of coronary diseases. It is also helpful in maintaining a healthy blood pressure owing to the presence of phytoestrogens in it.
  5. Cools the system: Pumpkin also has a cooling effect on the body system which makes it very beneficial for people who suffer from heartburn and burning sensations in the hands, feet, and stomach. It helps in cooling the digestive systems which, in turn, reduces the impacts of stomach infection, acid reflux, enlargement of liver and constipation.

The juice of petha is also useful for the health in a variety of ways. It can cure bleeding from any part of the body such as gums or nose or piles. This type of bleeding generally occurs due to an imbalance in the body temperature. It happens when there is a considerable rise in the temperature of the body. The cooling nature of petha aids in maintaining body temperature and prevent this kind of complications.

It is also beneficial, if you are suffering from kidney problems or urinary tract infections or stones or bladder issues and is also regarded as an excellent remedy for treating asthma. Pumpkin can also help in eliminating the risk of diabetes and can help keep it in control, if you already have diabetes.

As you can see, this simple fruit vegetable is highly beneficial for your good health and deserves to be added as a part of your diet. You can experiment various recipes right from soups to desserts using pumpkin to accomplish this easily.

Grapefruit (Chakotara) Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - चकोतरा के फायदे और नुकसान

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Grapefruit (Chakotara) Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - चकोतरा के फायदे और नुकसान

संतरे और नींबू के प्रजाति का ही फल है चकोतरा. लेकिन इसमें संतरे की बजाए सिट्रिक एसिड अधिक और शर्करा कम होती है. इसमें नींबू और संतरे के सभी गुण मौजूद होते हैं. स्वाद में खट्टा और कुछ मीठा लगने वाला चकोतरा की खेती सबसे पहले भारतीय उपमहाद्वीप और दक्षिणपूर्वी एशिया क्षेत्र में शुरू की गई थी. चकोतरा में पोटेशियम और लाइकोपीन के अलावा और भी कई पोषक तत्व और विटामिन मौजूद होते हैं. इनमें कैल्शियम, शर्करा, फॉस्फोरस, और विटामिन ए एवं सी प्रमुख हैं. आइए चकोतरा के फायदे और नुकसान को समझें.

1. आँखों के लिए
चकोतरा हमारे आँखों के लिए काफी महत्वपूर्ण है. गुलाबी और लाल रंग के चकोतरा में बड़ी मात्रा में बीटा कैरोटीन पाया जाता है. बीटा कैरोटिन हमारे आँखों के स्वास्थ्य के लिए आवश्यक तत्व है. इसमें पाया जाने वाला विटामिन ए और फ्लेवोनोइड एंटीऑक्सिडेंट जैसे कि नारीरेनिन और नॉररीनिंग भी आँखों के लिए फायदेमंद है.
2. बालों के लिए
इसमें पाया जाने वाला विटामिन सी कई तरह से हमारे बालों के लिए लाभकारी साबित होता है. दरअसल विटामिन सी एक एंटीऑक्सिडेंट है जो कि बालों के वृद्धि और विकास के लिए एक आवश्यक तत्व है. इसके अलावा ये बालों से रुसी और अन्य समस्याओं को भी ख़त्म करता है.
3. बुखार में
चकोतरा बुखार में भी काफी उपयोगी है. इसमें बहुमूल्य और प्राकृतिक 'क्विनिन' होता है जो मलेरिया के उपचार में मुख्य भूमिका निभाता है. इसके अलावा क्विनिन एक प्रकार का अल्कोअलॉइड है जो मलेरिया के इलाज के साथ साथ ही गठिया और पैर की ऐंठन के उपचार में भी लाभकारी है. इसके लिए चकोतरा के पल्प या रस का इस्तेमाल किया जा सकता है.
4. पेट की समस्याओं के लिए
चकोतरा के सेवन से हम पेट की समस्याओं से भी निपट सकते हैं. इसका ताजा रस पाचन के बाद एक क्षारीय प्रभाव उत्पन्न करता है. इसलिए ये शरीर में एसिड गठन को रोककर कई समस्याओं को ख़त्म करता है. अपच में भी इसके रस से काफी लाभ मिलता है. इसमें मौजूद फाइबर और वेजटेटिव पल्प आंतों के लिए बल्क जोड़ता है और आपके शौच जाने को नियंत्रित करता है. कब्ज की समस्या से बचने के लिए आप इसके रस का सुबह खाली पेट इस्तेमाल कर सकते हैं.
5. थकान को करे दूर
थकान मिटाने और अनिद्रा जैसी बीमारी में भी चकोतरा काफी उपयोगी है. इसके रस में नॉटकेटन नाम का एक बहुत दुर्लभ और महत्वपूर्ण यौगिक पाया जाता है. जो कि हमारे शरीर के ऊर्जा और सहनशक्ति में वृद्धि करता है. इसमें मौजूद ट्रिप्टोफान हमारे नींद से संबंधित समस्याओं को भी दूर करता है.
6. मूत्र विकार का उपचार
मूत्र विकार को दूर करने में भी चकोतरा काफी उपयोगी फल है. ये किडनी के पथरी और रक्तचाप में भी काफी उपयोगी है. इसके रस में पोटेशियम और विटामिन सी प्रचुर मात्रा में पाया जाता है. विटामिन सी मूत्र पीएच को बढ़ाने और जिस दर पर साइट्रिक एसिड को स्रावित किया जाता है, उसे तेज करने में मदद करता है. इसकी वजह से हमें बनने वाला कैल्शियम पथरी के खतरे को कम करता है.
7. कैंसर के उपचार में
इसमें पाया जाने वाला फ्लेवोनोइड शरीर में संक्रमण का और कार्सिनोजन के असर को कम करता है. इसके अलावा इसमें मौजूद फ्लेवोनॉइड और विटामिन ए फेफड़ों के कैंसर और मौखिक कैंसर से बचाने में मदद करता है.
8. गठिया का उपचार
इसमें पाया जाने वाला सैलिसिलिक एसिड शरीर के कैल्शियम को तोड़ने में मदद करता है. जो कि जोड़ों की कार्टिलेज को निर्मित करता है. गठिया के बेहतर उपचार के लिए चकोतरा के रस के साथ सेब का सिरका मिलकर पिएं.
9. कोलेस्ट्रॉल को कम करने में
चकोतरा में मौजूद एंटीऑक्सिडेंट हमारे शरीर से कोलेस्ट्रॉल स्तर को घटाने में भी उपयोगी होता है. नियमित रूप से चकोतरा का सेवन कोलेस्ट्रॉल का स्तर 15% और ट्राइग्लिसराइड का स्तर 17% तक कम कर सकता है.
10. लिवर की के लिए
लीवर में बनने वाले कई तरह के विषाक्त पदार्थों को चकोतरा में मौजूद सफाई एजेंट हटा देते हैं. इसमें लिमोनाइड नाम का एंटीऑक्सिडेंट और फाइटो पोषक तत्व भी पाया जाता है जो कि विषाक्त पदार्थों को इक्स्क्रीट करने में मदद करता है. जिससे उन्हें पानी में अधिक घुलनशील बनाया जा सकता है.
11. वजन कम करने में
चकोतरा में भरपूर मात्रा में फाइबर मौजूद होता है. जो कि भूख को कोलेसाइटोकिनिन नाम के पाचक रस को नियंत्रित करने वाले हारमोन को स्त्रावित करके भूख को संतुष्ट करता है. चकोतरा के सेवन से इंसुलिन कम होता है, इस प्रकार यह चीनी को संग्रह करने और वसा को बदलने की जगह, इसका इस्तेमाल ईंधन के रूप में करता है. इस वजह से वजन घटाने की संभावना बढ़ जाती है.
12. त्वचा के लिए
चकोतरा में विटामिन ए और सी, खनिज और एंटी ऑक्सीडेंट भी पर्याप्त मात्रा में पाया जाता है. विटामिन सी और एंटीऑक्सिडेंट प्रभाव त्वचा को पर्यावरणीय खतरों से बचाने के साथ ही स्किन कोलेजन के उत्पादन को उत्तेजित करता है. जो कि त्वचा को चिकनाई और लोच प्रदान करके इसे कोमलता प्रदान करता है.

चकोतरा के नुकसान

  • चकोतरा के रस में कुछ दवाओं के असर को कम करने वाले रसायन पाए जाते हैं इसलिए इसके रस का इस्तेमाल सावधानी से करें.
  • इसका प्रयोग किसी चिकित्सक के परामर्श से ही करना उचित रहेगा.

Sapodilla (Chiku) Benefits in Hindi - चीकू के फायदे

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Sapodilla (Chiku) Benefits in Hindi - चीकू के फायदे

तमाम लाभदायक फलों में चीकू भी प्रमुख है. ये न सिर्फ स्वादिष्ट होता है बल्कि इसमें पोषक तत्वों की भी भरपूर मात्रा पाई जाती है. इसमें 71 प्रतिशत पानी, 1.5 प्रतिशत प्रोटीन, 1.5 प्रतिशत चर्बी और 25.5 प्रतिशत कार्बोहाइड्रेट पाया जाता है. विटामिन ए और सी से भरपूर चीकू में 14 प्रतिशत शर्करा भी पाया जात है. प्रोटीन, कार्बोहाइड्रेट, विटामिन-ए व सी, फॉस्फोरस, आयरन आदि पोषक तत्वों से भरपूर चीकू सेहत के दृष्टिकोण से काफी लाभदायक फल है. इसके बेहतर लाभ के लिए इसे दूध के साथ खाया जाना चाहिए. इसके लाभकारी गुणों के कारण ये गर्भवती महिलाओं एवं स्तनपान कराने वाली माताओं के लिए बेहद उपयोगी है. इसके फायदे जानने के लिए निम्लिखित बिन्दुओं को देखें.

1. पेट के लिए
पेट में होने वाली कई तरह की परेशानियों को दूर करने में चीकू प्रमुख भूमिका निभाता है. चीकू आंतों को मजबूत बनाने, भूख को बढ़ाने और यूरिन की कमी एवं जलन को दूर करने में सहायक साबित होता है. चीकू में टैनिन नाम का एक उत्कृष्ट एंटीइनफ्लेमेट्री एजेंट पाया जाता है. जो कि हैं कई तरह की पेट की समस्याओं से निपटने में सहायता करता है. इसमें पाया जाने वलाल विटामिन-ए हमारी आँखों की समस्याओं को दूर करने में काफी उपयोगी है. इसमें ग्लूकोज की अधिकता होने के कारण ये शरीर को ऊर्जा देने का भी काम करता है. काफी मात्रा में पाया जाता है जो शरीर को एनर्जी देने का काम करता है.
2. गुर्दे के लिए
चीकू में मौजूद तमाम लाभदायक तत्व हमारे गुर्दे के लिए काफी उपयोगी साबित होता है. ये गुर्दे व् ह्रदय से जुड़े हमारे तमाम समस्याओं को दूर करता है. इसमें पाया जाने वाला भरपूर आयरन हमारे शरीर में खून की कमी को भी दूर करता है. कार्बोहाइड्रेट और अन्य पोषक तत्व भी इसमें पाए जाते हैं.
3. गर्भवती महिलाओं के लिए
गर्भवती महिलाओं और स्तनपान कराने वाली माताओं के लिए भी चीकू बेहद फायदेमंद साबित होता है. दरअसल इसमें तमाम पोषक तत्व पाए जाते हैं जो कि इस दौरान आवश्यक होते हैं. हमारे हड्डियों के लिए जरुरी कैल्शियम व फॉस्फोरस जैसे खनिज भी काफी सहायक हैं.

चीकू के अन्य फायदे

  • ये हमारे दिल और रक्त वाहिकाओं के लिए अत्यंत लाभदायक साबित होता होता है.
  • ये कब्ज और दस्त की बिमारी को ठीक करने बहुत सहायक होता है.
  • चीकू कैंसर के खतरे को भी कम करने में काफी मददगार है. 
  • इसमें पाया जाने वाला बीटा क्रिप्टोक्सैन्थीन फेफड़ो के कैंसर के खतरे को भी कम करता है.
  • चीकू एनिमिया होने की संभावना से भी हमें बचाने काम करता है.
  • यह हृदय रोगों और गुर्दे के रोगों से भी हमें बचाने का काम करता है. 
  • इसे खाने से आंतों की शक्ति बढती है और आंतें अधिक मजबूत होती हैं.
  • इसकी छाल में बुखार नाशक गुण पाया जाता है. ऐसा इसकी छाल में पाए जाने वाले टैनिन के कारण संभव हो पाता है.
  • इसके फल में थोड़ी सी मात्रा में संपोटिन नामक तत्व रहता है. चीकू के बीज मृदुरेचक और मूत्रकारक माने जाते हैं. चीकू के बीज में सापोनीन एवं संपोटिनीन नामक कड़वा पदार्थ होता है.
  • इसके पे़ड की छाल से निकले चिकना दूधिया- `रस-चिकल` नामक गोंद से चबाने का गोंद च्युंइगम बनता है. यह छोटी-छोटी वस्तुओं को जो़डने के काम आता है. दंत विज्ञान से संबन्धित शल्य चिकित्सा में `ट्रांसमीशन बेल्ट्स` बनाने में इसका उपयोग होता है.
  • चीकू ज्वर के रोगियों के लिए भी एक अत्यंत उपयोगी पदार्थ है.
  • भोजन के एक घंटे बाद यदि चीकू का सेवन किया जाए तो यह निश्चित रूप से लाभ कारक है.
  • चीकू के नित्य सेवन से धातुपुष्ट होती है तथा पेशाब में जलन की परेशानी दूर होती है.
     

Dental Care

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Dentist, Delhi
Dental Care

Tongue cleaning is as important as brushing and flossing. Use of a proper tongue scraper every morning will remove tongue plaque and freshen your breath.

Homeopathic Treatment For Acne

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Homeopath, Delhi
Homeopathic Treatment For Acne

Fast facts on Acne

Here are some facts about acne. 
a)Acne is a skin disease involving the oil glands at the base of hair follicles.
b)It affects 3 in every 4 people aged 11 to 30 years.
c)It is not dangerous, but it can leave skin scars.
d)Treatment depends on how severe and persistent it is.
e)Risk factors include genetics, the menstrual cycle, anxiety and stress, hot and humid climates, using oil-based makeup, and squeezing pimples.

WHAT IS ACNE?

  • Acne is a common skin problem.
  • Acne is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease that results in whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, cysts, and nodules. It is not dangerous, but it can leave skin scars.
  • Human skin has pores that connect to oil glands under the skin. Follicles connect the glands to the pores. Follicles are small sacs that produce and secrete liquid.
  • The glands produce an oily liquid called sebum. Sebum carries dead skin cells through the follicles to the surface of the skin. A small hair grows through the follicle out of the skin.
  • Pimples grow when these follicles get blocked, and oil builds up under the skin.
  • They tend to appear on the face, back, chest, shoulders, and neck.
  • Skin cells, sebum, and hair can clump together into a plug. This plug gets infected with bacteria, and swelling results. A pimple starts to develop when the plug begins to break down.
  • Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is the name of the bacteria that live on the skin and contributes to the infection of pimples.
  • Research suggests that the severity and frequency of acne depend on the strain of bacteria. Not all acne bacteria trigger pimples. One strain helps to keep the skin pimple-free.

CAUSES 

Acne stress
Stress can be a key trigger of acne in some cases.
A range of factors triggers acne, but the main cause is thought to be a rise in androgen levels.

Androgen is a type of hormone, the levels of which rise when adolescence begins. In women, it gets converted into estrogen.

Rising androgen levels cause the oil glands under the skin to grow. The enlarged gland produces more sebum. Excessive sebum can break down cellular walls in the pores, causing bacteria to grow.

Some studies suggest that genetic factors may increase the risk.

Other causes include:

  • some medications that contain androgen and lithium
  • greasy cosmetics
  • hormonal changes
  • emotional stress
  • menstruation

TYPES

Acne pimples vary in size, color, and level of pain.

The following types are possible:

  • Whiteheads: These remain under the skin and are small
  • Blackheads: Clearly visible, they are black and appear on the surface of the skin
  • Papules: Small, usually pink bumps, these are visible on the surface of the skin
  • Pustules: Clearly visible on the surface of the skin. They are red at their base and have pus at the top
  • Nodules: Clearly visible on the surface of the skin. They are large, solid, painful pimples that are embedded deep in the skin
  • Cysts: Clearly visible on the surface of the skin. They are painful and filled with pus. Cysts can cause scars.
     

TIPS FOR MANAGING ACNE 

Here are some tips for looking after skin that has acne or is prone to it.

1.Wash your face no more than twice each day with warm water and mild soap made especially for acne.
2.Do not scrub the skin or burst the pimples, as this may push the infection further down, causing more blocking, swelling, and redness.
3.Avoid popping pimples, as this makes scarring likelier.
4.A specialist can treat a pimple that requires rapid removal for cosmetic reasons.
5.Refrain from touching the face.
6.Hold the telephone away from the face when talking, as it is likely to contain sebum and skin residue.
7.Wash hands frequently, especially before applying lotions, creams, or makeup.
8.Clean spectacles regularly as they collect sebum and skin residue.
9.If acne is on the back, shoulders, or chest, try wearing loose clothing to let the skin breathe. Avoid tight garments, such as headbands, caps, and scarves, or wash them regularly if used.
10.Choose makeup for sensitive skin and avoid oil-based products. Remove makeup before sleeping.
11.Keep hair clean, as it collects sebum and skin residue. Avoid greasy hair products, such as those containing cocoa butter.
12.Avoid excessive sun exposure, as it can cause the skin to produce more sebum. Several acne medications increase the risk of sunburn.
13.Use an electric shaver or sharp safety razors when shaving. Soften the skin and beard with warm soapy water before applying shaving cream.
14.Avoid anxiety and stress, as it can increase production of cortisol and adrenaline, which exacerbate acne.
15.Try to keep cool and dry in hot and humid climates, to prevent sweating.
Acne is a common problem. It can cause severe embarrassment, but treatment is available, and it is effective in many cases.

HOMOEOPATHY WORKS BEST TO GET RID OFF ACNE PERMANENTLY.

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Dealing With Positional Vertigo (Chakkar)

Prohibition of lying down on the side which affects more, avoid jerky movement of head, avoid any sudden movement and sit down when this occurs.

Melasma and it's Management

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Dermatologist, Nashik
Melasma and it's Management

Melasma is one of the most common forms of hyperpigmentation .It commonly appears as brow or gray -brown patches on the face . These patches are usually symmetrical and visible on cheeks,forehead,bridges of nose,above the uper lip and chin .

CAUSES OF MELASMA

Melasma is more common in women than men.

1) Sunexposure

2) A change of hormonal level ( pregnancy)

TREATMENT OF MELASMA

1} Sunprotection -is the key factor for decreasing melasma.

2} Depigmenting agents

a} Hydroquinone- the most common used agent ,works to inhibit a melanin -producing enzyme . It has potent antioxidant abilities.Topical hydroquinone creams comes in 2% and 4% concentrations alone or with tretinoin.Creams containing hydroquinone is intended for short-term use. A dermatologist recommendation is very important .

b} Arbutin -natural source of hydroquinone ,is considered to be much safer . It is dervided from the leaves of bearberry,cranberry,mulberry or blueberry shrubs .It too has the ability to ihibit melanin production.

To enhance skin-lightening ,the following ingredients may also help .

  • Retinoic acid
  • Azelaic acid
  • Kojic acid
  • Glycolic acid
  • Low mid-potency steroids

Pocedures fr Melasma

Chemical peels - eg. glycolic acid ,tricholroacetic acid )work well in treatment of melasma . These exfoliate the superfical layers of the skin and increase the cell turnover,which triggers the fading of unwanted pigmentation . The number of sessions depend on the level of pigmentation and skin sensitvity.

Lasers- escpecially the Q-switched Nd:YAG laser ,have a positive effect on early melasma . These are also relatively safe o Indian skin.The laser light beam acts on the pigment(melanin) clumps within the skin and fragments them.Once fragmented ,these are easily cleared by body's immune system . It is done in a gap f 15 to 20 days for a minimum of 8 to 10 sessions.

Top 10 Copper Rich Foods

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai

Copper is a trace mineral, meaning it is needed in a very small quantity. Its primary role is to help form hemoglobin and collagen in the body.

  • A deficiency in copper results in poorly formed red blood cells, known as anemia. It also is an antioxidant, helping with the elimination of free radicals.
  • Copper deficiency symptoms can include increased parasitic infections, weakness from anemia and leaky gut.
  • Copper must stay in balance with zinc and iron in the body as well and if you consume too much of one it can throw the others out of balance.

The rda for copper is 900 mcg/day. The daily value is 2 mg.

Top 10 copper rich foods list

1) Beef liver
3 oz: 14 mg (over 100% dv)

2) Sunflower seeds
¼ cup: 0.63 mg (31% dv)

3) Lentils
1 cup: 0.5mg (25% dv)

4) Almonds
¼ cup: 0.4 mg (20% dv)

5) Dried apricots
1 cup: 0.69mg (34% dv)

6) Dark chocolate
1 square: 0.9 mg (45% dv)

7) Blackstrap molasses
2 tsp: 0.28 mg (14% dv)

8) Asparagus
1 cup: 0.25 (12% dv)

9) Mushrooms
1 cup: 0.43 mg (20% dv)

10) Turnip greens
1 cup, cooked: 0.36 (18% dv)
 

I am suffering from pcos. And I want to lose my weight. I need some plans or diet which can help me reduce my weight.

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General Physician, Bangalore
I am suffering from pcos. And I want to lose my weight. I need some plans or diet which can help me reduce my weight.
Don't worry you can loose your weight in a healthy way, I will help you regarding this as I am a professional you can have a healthy weight loss with the diet charts I give. Kindly tel me your complete daily routines and food habits so that I can give you diet charts n activity charts according to your life style. You can loose 3-5 kgs in a month with my charts and you will not be hungry whole day. Take appointment for online consultation, I will help you with this regard.
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Psychiatrist, Ghaziabad
Music Therapy

Music at times can be just time pass but if you look at its other benefits it can be an excellent stress buster acting as therapy for various maladies.

Secret of Silky and Lustrous Hair

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Dermatologist, Delhi
Secret of Silky and Lustrous Hair

Every women dreams of having long, cascading tresses but only few have it. Everyone dreams and wishes to have glossy locks of hair like the ones those pretty actresses and models flaunt but the only thing that stops women from getting that kind of beautiful hair is hair fall. Hair loss takes the weight, thickness, smoothness and luster, out of your hair.It is the major stress causing stuff in every woman’s life.  

However, don’t worry because today I am going to give you some fantastic tips to reduce hair loss and regain your beautiful hair. 

  • Firstly eat well, ‘well’ in the sense eat a complete meal with proteins, vitamins and all. Your hair needs nourishment just like your body, oil is not enough; you have to make sure that your hair is getting all the nutrition it needs to grow.
  • Cover your hair with a scarf or a hat when you go out. Pollution will destroy the smoothness and luster of your hair. 
  • Nothing will fix your hair like a hot oil massage. Massage helps to increase blood circulation and the better the circulation, the better nourishment for your hair, which will in turn lead to prevention of hair fall. 
  • The main reason for hair loss is stress; if you are under stress and have a lot on your mind, then the main reason for hair fall is stress and tension. Meditate by doing something you like or pursuing your hobby. 
  • Oil you hair regularly so that it gets proper care and nourishment. Oil helps to reduce hair fall and make your hair look silky. Keep your hair tied. I know all of us love to keep our hair open but keeping your hair tied is the best way to prevent hair loss. 
  • Apply amla to your hair. Amla is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants which are very good for you hair. Take a few pieces of dried amla and grind it. Mix the powder with coconut oil, boil it,and apply the oil to your hair daily to see instant results.   
  • Switch to castor oil or almond oil, as they are very good for your hair. They help in preventing hair fall, reducing dandruff and making your hair more smother and silkier.

Hence, these are some of the tips, which you ought to follow to have beautiful hair and prevent hair loss.

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Internal Medicine Specialist, Delhi
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Hi I am 24 years old I am very lean and thin and I want to gain weight and have volume in my body but I'm unable to do that. I am tired of seeing my thin body. I too have consumed supplement to gain my gain for at least two months but still I have got no results. Can you please help me with that?

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hi I am 24 years old I am very lean and thin and I want to gain weight and have volume in my body but I'm unable to d...
If you are following proper diet and not able to gain weight then firstly, you should go for liver function test and for gaining weight, you have to be patient and practice it correctly, No need to depend on the supplements you should take every 2 hourly meal and fix your meal timing and include good amount of nuts and High Proteins Along With Calories Like Eggs, lean meat, fish, skinless chicken, pulses, sprouts, and dairy products that rich sources of proteins. Take fruit shakes (Like banana, mango) + 5-6 almonds and 1-2 walnuts. Have fruits shake/lassi/badam shake. Go for exercise.
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I am 35 years old. Since last 20 years I am suffering from depression, anxiety,panic attacks. Lost career. Relationships.everything. Tried many treatments, no one suggested me to see psychiatrist. After divorce have been sexually harassed by so many people, everyone approaching me just for sex, when I refuse they abuse me verbally. Most of them are my school friends, people I knew for many years. Because I am divorcee, and I am so much emotionally and mentally disturb they are trying to take advantage of my situation. I have blocked everyone. I have stopped receiving calls. I have stopped going out. I am so afraid to go out as I can not handle this sexual harassment anymore. I am rape victim. I do not know how I am going to spend rest of my life. There is any way that I can live normal life ever again.

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Psychologist, Delhi
I am 35 years old. Since last 20 years I am suffering from depression, anxiety,panic attacks. Lost career. Relationsh...
Dear lybrate-user, Am so sorry to hear about what all you have been through, I am sure it has not been easy but you're a tough woman! I want you to understand that you are not alone and there is help available for you. The depression, panic, anxiety and all other symptoms and life situations have their root in the trauma you have faced, this includes the sexual harassment. I understand why you have isolated yourself but this will lead to loneliness. I want you to know that you're a strong woman and you can change your life situation. You just need to stay strong and focus your mind towards a better future. I strongly recommend clinical hypnotherapy to help you with your fears and anxiety and for the trauma, counselling with a good psychologist or counsellor. In the mean time, Pls start rebuilding your life again, start by stepping out of the house, going for long walks to clear your mind and practising some yoga and meditation. In am available to help you here as well. Hope you feel better soon.
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Hi am 26. I have very bad hair fall and dandruff problem which is not stopped since 2-3 yrs. How can I get rid of this problem.

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Ayurveda, Hyderabad
Hi am 26. I have very bad hair fall and dandruff problem which is not stopped since 2-3 yrs. How can I get rid of thi...
Hello Hair fall is due to dandruff only. If dandruff subsidies automatically hair fall will stop. Apply coconut oil warm mix with lemon juice twice a week and wash your hair with sour buttermilk or trifala decoction first and then with herbal shampoo.
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I am working on Computers & wear spectacles. Dark circles under my eyes day by day is getting darker. Advice how to remove it.

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Dermatologist, Bangalore
I am working on Computers & wear spectacles. Dark circles under my eyes day by day is getting darker. Advice how to r...
Since you r working on computer ,wear antiglare glasses and use a sunscreen with infrared protection .under eye dark circle creams are available you can put it in the night time.
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