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Depression

Dr. N A Khan (Unani Specialist) 91% (818 ratings)
Doctor In Unani Medicine(D.U.M.B.I.M)
Sexologist, Delhi
Depression

Depression

The medical model is a particular way of viewing human suffering, decay, dysfunction and, ultimately, death. It is a paradigm, a lens through which physicians and others perceive certain abnormal or aberrant phenomena like leukemia, diabetes, and now, depression and many other mental disorders. But despite the immense contribution of the medical model in diagnosing and treating disease, its literal application to archetypal human experiences such as depression, psychosis, and anxiety is problematical.
There is no denying that those who suffer from severe depression are ill. 

 

Depression In Children - How To Deal With It?

Dr. Challa Subrahmanyam 90% (10 ratings)
M.S - Counselling & Psychotherapy, Post Graduate Diploma In Sexual & Reproductive Medicine, Certification In Counselling Process, LLB
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Depression In Children - How To Deal With It?

In today’s times, depression has spread within the society like an epidemic. People with depression wake up feeling low, spend their day drowning in anxiety and end the day without any hopes for the future. Although the symptoms may be different, children are not safe from the clutches of depression either. It is more difficult for them to express their anxiety and helplessness due to their lack of understanding of the concept of depression.

Five percent of the children suffer from depression worldwide. If not taken care of, the depression can spiral out of control and potentially ruin the prospects of the child as adults. If you start noticing your child slowly retreating into their own world or unable to control their emotions, you must evaluate if your child is suffering from depression and take steps to help them.

Signs of depression in children:

The role of parents in helping a child overcome depression is of primary importance. While occasional bouts of feeling low and cranky is a part of growing up, extended periods of certain signs are cause for concern. They include:

• Being aggressive, sad or unhappy most of the time
• Saying negative things about themselves
• Lack of energy and interest in games
Anxiety, irritability, and fear of social situations
Nightmares
• Disrupted dietary patterns
• Self-harming tendencies

Coping with depression

• It is important to notice unnatural behaviour in children and talking to them about it in a patient, non-judgemental and understanding manner. If the child is unwilling to talk, respect their space and broach the subject later.
• Depression doesn’t indicate the parents are failing in their roles. The cause of depression can be anything from genetic vulnerability to physical health and the immediate environment. The best course of action is addressing the cause and helping the child overcome depression.
• Often it is best to seek the professional help of a therapist or counsellor the child trusts. Forms of therapy including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Interpersonal Psychotherapy can help the child through play therapy, family therapy, and peer therapy.
• Giving the child a conducive atmosphere at home and in school is crucial. You might want to explore the possibilities of bullies or other factors in school, especially if your child is making excuses to not attend school and has deteriorating grades.
• Invest more time in their daily activities and engage them in activities of their choice to relieve their stress and channel their anxiety better.

The average age of appearance of depression in a child is progressively falling lower. In the face of such times, the child needs the parents more than ever to feel safe. It is easy for parents to deny depression in their children as the other alternative is heart-breaking. However, early diagnosis and intervention help the child to combat depression more effectively. A combination of medication, therapy, and support of the family is the best way of helping a child deal with depression and become a happier and successful adult.

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Adjustment Disorder - Is It Treatable?

Dr. Vasavi Sunki 88% (10 ratings)
PHD In Psychology, M.Sc In Psychology, PG Diploma In Rehabilitation Psychology
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Adjustment Disorder - Is It Treatable?

What Is Adjustment Disorder?

Adjustment disorders are considered to be a group of conditions which usually occur when a person experiences difficulty in coping with the stressful life events. These usually include relationship issues, job issues or the demise of a loved one. The incapacity to adjust to stressful events leads to psychological and sometimes physical symptoms. 

Symptoms of Adjustment Disorder

The psychological and physical symptoms linked with adjustment disorder occur either during or instantly after a stressful event. The disorder only lasts for 6 months but the symptoms might continue if the stressor has not been removed. The symptoms might vary from person to person.

The psychological symptoms are anxiety, crying, impulsive, lack of concentration, low or loss of self esteem, feeling hopeless, sad or trapped, and withdrawn attitude along with suicidal tendencies.

These physical symptoms can include trembling, twitching of the muscles, soreness, body pain, insomnia, indigestion and fatigue.

Adjustment disorder might display psychological and physical symptoms separately or together.

Types of Adjustment Disorder

There are 6 adjustment disorders and each one of them is associated with different symptoms:

1)  Adjustment disorder with depressed mood: People diagnosed with this suffer from feelings of hopelessness and sadness and are often related with crying. Also, a person might not enjoy the activities which he earlier enjoyed.

2)  Adjustment disorder with anxiety: Symptoms of this are anxiety along with being anxious, overwhelmed, and worried. People with this show less concentration and poor memory. When diagnosed in children, it is usually due to the separation anxiety from loved ones and parents.

3)  Adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood: In this type of anxiety , one can experience both both anxiety and depression.

4)  Adjustment disorder with disturbance of conduct: The symptoms of this disorder are more of the involvement of the behavioral issues like starting a quarrel, reckless driving, destructing property and stealing. Teens suffering from this might become absent from school.

5)  Adjustment disorder with mixed disturbance of emotions and conduct: The symptoms of anxiety, depression, and behavioral issues are observed.

6)  Adjustment disorder unspecified: The people who are diagnosed with this type of disorder usually display symptoms those are not associated with other disorders. They exhibit more of physical symptoms and problems with family and friends or at school and workplace.

Treatment of Adjustment Disorder:

If diagnosed with an adjustment disorder, a person can definitely benefit from treatment. This is usually treated with therapy or medicines or a combination of both.

-  Therapy is the first choice. A health counselor or a psychologist can give counseling and if there is a need for medication then you might be referred to a psychiatrist.

-  Medication like nonbenzodiazepine anxiolytic, SSRI or SNRI and benzodiazepines might be prescribed for reducing the symptoms of anxiety.

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Cupping Therapy As A Treatment In Present Day Medication!

Dr. Izhar Hasan 92% (247 ratings)
MD (U), Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Delhi
Cupping Therapy As A Treatment In Present Day Medication!

The Value of cupping therapy as a treatment in present day medication

ABSTRACT

Cupping therapy pulls toxins, pathogenic elements, blood poison, dead lymph and cell flotsam and jetsam from profound inside the tissues to the surface. These crippling operators are then more effortlessly removed from the body. The stores disseminate from a couple of hours up to a little while, contingent upon the measure of stagnation and the patients post treatment exercises. The nature of the pathogenic components changes as indicated by the seriousness of the patient's blood stasis; which associates with the nature, seriousness and sort of condition they have. It can show up from a light pink to a dim purple, yet is normally a shade of red. Regularly modest raised knocks will show up. In some cases a reasonable liquid will be attracted to the surface. These are largely consequences of sickness and toxins being expelled from profound inside the tissues. For the most part, the expert will see the best measure of stores being attracted to the surface in the initial couple of medicines. The stores will decrease in force as the more profound issues are settled and the stagnations and toxins have been dug up and flushed out by means of the bodys' own circulatory frameworks, removal from the pores and sweat.

Although the marks look painful, they are not. Patients usually feel an immediate sense of relief.

Keywords: Cupping therapy, Toxins

INTRODUCTION

Since antiquated occasions, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) have assumed a critical job in human wellbeing and welfare. Cupping treatment gets its name from the cups that are utilized to convey the treatment. Cupping has turned out to be progressively accessible to general society in the ongoing years. "Cupping Therapy is an old restorative treatment that depends after making a nearby suction to assemble blood stream with the end goal to advance mending". Cupping is a conventional idea thought to help in medicinal conditions and has turned out to be progressively more famous in specific situations. It is as yet drilled in country zones as it was rehearsed a huge number of years back, yet as of late has been recognized in the western culture. Cupping treatment is rehearsed worldwide and among various societies to oversee pain and other medical issues. Pain can be enduring and consistent with the patient inclination inconvenience, trouble and frequently anguish if the seriousness is high. Pain that can't be overseen by customary restorative consideration, is the most widely recognized explanation behind looking for remedial options in contrast to traditional medication and the more serious the torment, the more incessant is the utilization of such treatments.

DEFINITION OF CUPPING THERAPY

Cupping therapy is therapy of alternative traditional medicine. Due to utilization of cups, it is called as cupping therapy. Hijama is alternative name of cupping therapy. It is Arabic word, which means ‘to suck’.

HISTORY OF CUPPING THERAPY

There is reason to trust the practice dates from as right on time as 3000 BC. The Ebers Papyrus , composed  1550 BC and one of the most established therapeutic course readings in the Western world, portrays the Egyptians ' utilization of cupping, while at the same time making reference to comparable practices utilized by Saharan Peoples. In ancient Greece, Hippocrates (400 BC) utilized cupping for interior malady and basic issues. The method was profoundly suggested by Muhammad and henceforth very much drilled by Muslim researchers who explained and built up the technique further. Continuously, this method in its various structures spread into medication all through Asian and European human advancements. In China, the most punctual utilization of cupping that is recorded is from the popular Taoist chemist and botanist, GeHong (281-341 A.D.).

AIMS AND OBJECTIVE

Cupping treatment ends up prevalent day by days. Many physicians interested to practise this therapy. But very short information they fear to practise. Keeping this fact in mind this article is written to provide basic information of cupping therapy to all research scholar and physicians.

METHODS OF CUPPING

Cupping can be wet or dry. In dry cupping cups are set on flawless skin and the point is to just expel blood and liquid from the site of aggravation to the surface of the skin. Wet cupping, otherwise called phlebotomy, is the point at which mini incisions are made with an exceptional sort of lancet on the locale of the skin where the cup is connected.

The point is to evacuate shallow blood that streams into the cup which is believed to be brimming with poisonous and harmful substances. Cupping is performed by making a vacuum in the cup set on the skin by either applying a warmed cup on the skin which devours the air inside it (fire cupping) or by utilizing a suction pump (suction cupping). In flame cupping the expert may utilize a cup made of glass, metal or wood (bamboo). The cups are then warmed by consuming liquor splashed cotton inside the cups. The cup is then set looked down level on the skin as the warmth makes suction on the skin. Suction cupping utilizes a suction pump to direct the let some circulation into of the cup after it is connected to the skin.

DURATION OF CUPPING

The cups are left in place anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes depending on the nature of the individual’s condition. However duration of cups left may vary patient to patient and severity of the disease.

A general course of treatment involves four to six sessions in intervals starting from 7 to 15 day gaps.

INDICATIONS OF CUPPING THERAPY

1. Musculoskeletal and autoimmune disorders: Cupping can eliminate pain causing substances, prostaglandins, inflammatory mediators and cytokines. 

  • Neck pain, cervical spondylosis
  • Back pain (lumbago) and lumbar disc herniation 
  • Lumbar disc prolapse unless surgery is indicated 
  • Fibromyalgia and fibrositis 
  • Neck and shoulder pain, stiffness, spasm
  • Skeletal pain, myalgia
  • Knee osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Shoulder back myofascitis 
  • Post fracture pain, sprain, traumatic strain
  • Muscles spasm
  • Tendonitis 
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sciatica 
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Addisons disease 
  • Autoimmune anaemia

2. Cardiovascular diseases: Cupping eliminates excess intravascular fluids, excess lipids, vasoconstrictors and aetiology concerning substances. 

  • Hypertension (through removing excess serum fluids and vasoconstrictors) 
  • Edema (through removing excess fluids and clear interstitial spaces 
  • Myocardial ischemia and arrhythmia 
  • Rheumatic fever 
  • Vascular thrombosis 
  • Coronary artery diseases (narrowing of the arteries) 
  • Abnormal heart rhythms

3. Gynaecological disorders: 

  • Amenorrhoea 
  • Dysmenorrhoea
  • Leucorrhoea 
  • Infertility 
  • Haemorrhage (vaginal bleeding) 
  • To stimulate the ovaries 
  • Menstruation problems

4. Haematological disorders: Cupping clears blood from fragments of haemolysed cells, liberated Hb, excess iron 

  • Sideroblastic anaemia (to excrete excess iron) 
  • Thalassemia (to excrete excess serum iron, fragmented cells and ferritin)
  • Polycythemia

5. Dermatological disorders: Cupping clears toxic blood from fragments of abnormally high IgE and other diseases 

  • Psoriasis
  • Atopic dermatitis 
  • Acne vulgaris
  • Leucoderma/vitiligo 
  • Cellulitis 
  • Idiopathic urticaria

6. Endocrinal/metabolism disorders: Cupping eliminates accumulated substrates and metabolites from body and induces blood clearance; induce immunity boosting and pharmacological potentiation. 

  • Hypothyroidism 
  • Hyperthyroidism 
  • Obesity 
  • Prevents diabetes mellitus complications 
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Gout and gouty arthritis 
  • Hyperlipidemia 
  • Hormonal imbalance

7. Neuropsychiatric disorders: Cupping removes pain causing substances, prostaglandins and aetiological concerning fluids from the body. 

  • Headache
  • Migraine 
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Obsessive compulsory disorders
  • Insomnia 
  • Dementia 
  • Trigeminal neuralgia 
  • Laziness, lassitude and somnolence

8. Respiratory and ENT disorders: Cupping removes pathology concerning substances and boost immunity. 

  • Allergic rhinitis 
  • Bronchial asthma 
  • Tonsillitis 
  • Motion sickness 
  • Sinusitis 
  • Otitis media
  • Bronchitis

9. Gastrointestinal disorders: 

  • Constipation 
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) 
  • Gastritis 
  • Ulcerative colitis 
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) 
  • Intoxication (toxins, food and drugs administration

10. Miscellaneous: 

  • Cellulitis
  • Diabetic foot (excrete abnormal, harmful metabolites, increase immunity, and improve local circulation in foot) 
  • Influenza, epidemic flu as cupping enhances the natural antiviral immunity 
  • Prevents parkinson disease progress 
  • Frozen shoulder 
  • Varicose veins 
  • Blockages and congestion

CONTRAINDICATION OF CUPPING THERAPY

  • Bleeding disorders such as haemophilia or who are being treated with anticoagulants
  • Active inflammation, burns, infection, and open wounds.
  • A child
  • Pregnant
  • Menstruating

SIDE EFFECTS OF CUPPING THERAPY

  • None if done by expert

SPECIAL NOTE

This particular method of wet cupping is a specialty treatment and must be performed by trained and qualified Unani physician.

CONCLUSION

Cupping therapy treatment allows the practitioner to determine with the aid of suction cups whether the position of the symptoms is the true location of the disease. Additionally, we can detect which organ is defective and in need of treatment. With the many forms of cupping therapy health care provider should review the literature and make their selection of cupping method and points based on treatment studies.

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Why It Is Important That You Must Massage Your Body Regularly?

Dr. B Chandra 89% (91 ratings)
Diploma In Traditional Siddha, B.H.M.S
Sexologist, Bilaspur
Why It Is Important That You Must Massage Your Body Regularly?

You look forward to your regular massage. Maybe it relaxes you. Maybe it energizes you. Maybe it helps relieve the tension in your back. Whatever it is, you know you like it. But massage has more benefits than you probably realize.

Here are eight interesting benefits of massage for your body.

1. Fighting Fibromyalgia Symptoms -Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by muscle pain, fatigue and tenderness, according to the American College of Rheumatology. Symptoms can be brought on or exacerbated by stress and lack of sleep. Frequent Fibromyalgia massages have been found to help relieve stress as well as alleviate muscle pain, discomfort and spasms in patients suffering from fibromyalgia. In fact, it's one of the most effective complementary treatments, according to the National Fibromyalgia Association, which reports that about 40 percent of sufferers have used it as part of their treatment plan.

2. Easing Surgical Effects- Postsurgical rehabilitation is one of the most important aspects of undergoing any procedure. And massage can help get you back on your feet by increasing circulation, relaxing muscles, and improving joint movement and flexibility. It's even been found to promote tissue regeneration and reduce postsurgical adhesions and swelling, according to the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.

3. Improving Mood -It's no secret that massage can relax you and make you feel good mentally. But did you know that it may even help treat anxiety and depression? According to a review by the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine, massage is able to lower the body's level of cortisol, a stress hormone, by as much as 53 percent. Massage also appears to increase the feel-good hormones serotonin and dopamine.

4. Headache Relief- Approximately 28 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches, according to the National Headache Foundation. Often, migraines are triggered or exacerbated by stress and poor sleep. In a study published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, researchers found that participants who received massages had better quality sleep and fewer migraines than participants who didn't. Effects even lasted up to three weeks after therapy ended. Massage therapy can help relieve headaches if you suffer from them.

5. Lowering Blood -Pressure About 72 million Americans have high blood pressure, which can lead to stroke and heart attack. A study in the journal Biological Research for Nursing found that people who had at least three 10-minute back massages a week lowered their blood pressure more than people who spent the same amount of time just relaxing.

6. Increasing Flexibility -Whether you're an avid athlete who is constantly putting stress on your knees or a middle-aged adult who has lost some range of motion in your hips, staying flexible is key. Massage can help you maintain flexibility and range of motion by working the muscles, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments, and by stimulating the production and retention of the natural lubricants between the connective tissue fibers.

7. Breaking Back Pain- While back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek massage, many are not aware of just how helpful a treatment it is. In fact, a study in theAnnals of Internal Medicine found that massage therapy was more effective at relieving back pain than other therapies such as acupuncture and spinal modification. It even appeared to reduce the use of painkillers by 36 percent.

8. Curbing Carpal Tunnel- Carpal tunnel is a painful condition in which the median nerve that connects the forearm and hand becomes pinched at the wrist, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Symptoms include burning, tingling or numbness in the palm, thumb and middle fingers. It can also lead to difficulty forming a fist or gripping small objects. Treatments usually consist of medication, wrist braces and surgery. But a study in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement reported that carpal tunnel patients receiving regular massage had less pain, reduced symptoms and improved grip strength.

We have discussed how this practice benefits us, but here are some of the situations when we aren’t supposed to perform abhangya.

During menstrual cycle
During pregnancy
In swollen or painful areas
Over skin that has any sort of rash or infection
During any acute illnesses
During any health condition until and unless the doctor said that it was perfectly fine to do abhangya
All in all, Abhangya is a process that should definitely be carried out for personal well-being. 

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How To Fight Depression Without Drugs?

Gautam Clinic Pvt Ltd 91% (7782 ratings)
Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
How To Fight Depression Without Drugs?

The condition known as depression can range from a self-limiting case of the blues to a life-threatening illness. Medications are often prescribed for depression, and if you are experiencing significant, debilitating depressive symptoms, drug therapy may be your best option for improving quality of life. If you prefer to fight depression without drugs, however, there are many simple, effective strategies to try, especially if you’re dealing with a passing case of the blues or a situational depression triggered by life circumstances. These steps can also be helpful when used along with medication for serious depression.

Tackle manageable problems. Not all problems have straightforward solutions; depression can be exacerbated by issues that are out of your control, like health problems, financial problems, and the death of a loved one. In order to overcome life’s toughest problems, it helps to get practice by tackling something you can change. What are the smaller obstacles in your life that cause you to feel negative day by day? Practice overcoming those, and you’ll gain strength to face the bigger issues.

  • Set solution-oriented goals. Think of concrete ways you can improve your situation. Has your house gotten overly cluttered? That’s something you can tackle. Make a detailed plan to clean the house, room by room, and allow yourself to feel satisfaction with each mission you accomplish.
  • Keep track of your progress in a journal. Sometimes the simple act of writing a goal down provides motivation to move forward and make a change.

Express yourself. Depression tends to cause people to retreat from life and avoid communicating a lot with other people, but it only gets worse when you keep emotions bottled up inside. Your feelings have value because they are a part of you, so find a way to express them.

  • Don’t spend too much time alone. Have daily conversations with friends, family and classmates and avoid negative people. It’s not necessary to talk about your depression; just be yourself and say what comes naturally. The most important thing is to remember you are not alone and there will be always someone ready to help.
  • Writing, dance, visual arts, music and other types of art can be extremely therapeutic forms of self expression.
  • Don’t be afraid to express sadness, fear, anger, anxiety and the other emotions that accompany depression. These feelings are as much a part of life as happiness and satisfaction. Compounding your emotions with shame will only make you feel worse.

Nourish your spiritual side. Many people find that turning to spirituality helps them find peace when they’re dealing with depression.

  • Try meditation, which is focused on developing thought patterns that lead to self-awareness and peace. Research meditation groups in your area or practice on your own.
  • If you are a religious person, consider attending your place of worship more frequently, and getting involved in groups that meet outside of services. Spending time with like-minded people will give you the comfort of being part of a community.

Be kind to yourself. Depression can lead to extremely negative feelings about one’s abilities and personality. Focus on what you like about yourself and the positive things you have to offer the world, rather than dwelling on things that are going wrong.

  • Don’t blame yourself for being depressed. Depression affects almost everyone at one point or another. You aren’t weak or cowardly; you have a condition that can be debilitating, and you’re taking steps to face it head-on. That’s brave.
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Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 85% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction!

Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

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

Homeopathic Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

Homeopathy can provide significant relief to patients suffering from male sexual dysfunction. It can help to improve the nerve functions over a period of time. Homeopathic treatment can also help in tackling systemic causes of sexual dysfunction such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, hormonal problems, etc. Some of the homeopathic medicines for erectile dysfunction ED are:

Agnus
Calad
Lyco
Nux V
Phos
Selen
Sepia
Sulph

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

Acupuncture can provide a safe natural alternative to helping men with erectile dysfunction. Acupuncture points on the extremities, abdomen and back are used to successfully relieve this problem. Results are quick and highly successful.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy can help men let go of their worry about the erection and learn to relax and enjoy the sexual and sensual experience. It reduces anxiety around sex, relationships or intimacy. Psychotherapy can be beneficial for an individual, but couples therapy sessions are also helpful. Couples therapy can also include learning to talk about sex in ways that help them let down their defenses and openly discuss their needs, wants, and desires. Hypnotherapy can resolve deep subconscious psychological issues and help in regaining strong erection. Sex therapy is very helpful in managing a healthy and successful sex life.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

In the allopathic treatment of erectile dysfunction, oral medications such as Sildenafil (Viagra), Tadalafil (Cialis) and Vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn) may be prescribed by the doctor. These drugs enhance the effects of nitric oxide which increases blood flow and allows you to get an erection in response to sexual stimulation.

Surgical Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

Surgery to treat erectile dysfunction may be recommended to achieve the following goals:

Implanting a prosthetic device within the penis, which causes an erection
Reconstructing the arteries within the penis to increase blood flow, which helps to facilitate an erection
Blocking off veins within the penis that allow blood to leave the penis, which helps to maintain an erection
 

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

Eat diet that is rich in antioxidants such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts
Eat foods that contain folic acid, vitamin C, and vitamin E

What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (impotence) occurs when a man can no longer get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. Some people have trouble speaking with their doctors about sex. But if you have ED, you should tell your doctor. ED can be a sign of health problems.

Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction

Reduced sexual desire
Failure to achieve an erection
Trouble keeping an erection

Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

Heart disease
Clogged blood vessels (atherosclerosis)
High blood pressure and High cholesterol
Diabetes
Obesity
Depression and anxiety
Parkinson’s disease
Multiple sclerosis
Low testosterone
Stress
Peyronie’s disease, development of scar tissue inside the penis
Certain prescription medications
Alcohol and Tobacco use
Treatments for prostate cancer or enlarged prostate
Surgeries or injuries that affect the pelvic area or spinal cord

Risk factors of Erectile Dysfunction

Diabetes or heart problems
Stress, anxiety or depression
Prolonged bicycling
Being overweight
Tobacco use

Complications of Erectile Dysfunction

An unsatisfactory sex life
Stress or anxiety
Marital discord
Low self-esteem
Relationship problems
No sexual relationships
The inability to get your partner pregnant 

Diagnosis of Erectile Dysfunction

Diagnosis of erectile dysfunction involves the following tests and procedures:

Physical exam
Blood tests
Urine tests
Ultrasound
Overnight erection test
Psychological exam

Precautions & Prevention of Erectile Dysfunction

Do not smoke
Reduce stress
Avoid alcohol
Get help for anxiety or depression
Manage diabetes and heart disease
 

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Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse)!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 85% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse)!

Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)

Homeopathic Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Psychotherapy Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Surgical Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Other Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
What is Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Symptoms of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Causes of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Risk factors of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Complications of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Precautions & Prevention of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)

Homeopathic Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)

Homeopathy treatment is an effective against heroin, opium, morphine, cocaine, nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, or any other addictive drug. It is thought that homeopathic remedies are able to stimulate a person’s bodily systems to deal with stress and illness more efficiently. Homeopathy helps at three levels, detoxification, the present physical condition and the actual state of mind. Some common homeopathic medicines for drug addiction (substance abuse) are:

Avena
Cham
Lach
Nux V
Passi

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)

Acupuncture and auriculopuncture are worldwide popular for curing drug addiction (substance abuse). Electroacupuncture at the specific point effectively reduced the alcohol-drinking behavior. Acupuncture not only handles the symptoms and craving, but it also reduces fears and hostilities that usually upset drug abuse treatment options.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)

Psychologist, psychiatrist or addiction counselor may help you resist the temptation to resume using addicting drugs. Behavior therapies can help you develop ways to deal with your drug cravings, suggest strategies to avoid drugs and prevent relapse, and offer recommendations on how to deal with a relapse if it takes place. Hypnotherapy is excellent in curing dependence, subconscious urges as well as withdrawal symptoms.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)

Allopathic medicines of drug addiction (substance abuse) help defeat addictive craving. They compete with cells in the brain and cause reversal of drug effects. Such medicines are Buprenorphine and Suboxone. Methadone has been used for decades to withdraw addicts from severe heroin dependence and has a history of successful maintenance therapy.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)

High-fiber diet with plenty of complex carbohydrates
Take vitamin and mineral supplements.

What is Drug addiction (substance abuse)?

Drug addiction (substance abuse) is a chronic relapsing disorder characterized by persistent drug-seeking and drug-taking behaviours. Common addictive drugs are barbiturates, alcohol, and morphine and other opioids, especially heroin.

Symptoms of Drug addiction (substance abuse)

You may need the drug just to feel good.
Using the drug becomes a habit
Failing in your attempts to stop using the drug
Spending money on the drug, even though you can’t afford it
Doing things to obtain the drug that you normally wouldn’t do, such as stealing
Feeling that you need the drug to deal with your problems
Doing risky activities when you’re under the influence of the drug
Causes of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Personality and peer pressure
Severe Anxiety
Depression

Risk factors of Drug addiction (substance abuse)

Inherited
A lack of attachment with your parents
Psychological problem such as depression or hyperactivity disorder

Complications of Drug addiction (substance abuse)

Physical health problems
Commit suicide
Accidents
Communicable disease 

Diagnosis of Drug addiction (substance abuse)

Your physician may ask concerns about the consistency of drug use, whether any family member has criticized your drug use or whether you’ve ever thought you might have an issue. Mental health professionals diagnose the mental conditions.

Precautions &Prevention of Drug addiction (substance abuse)

Talk to your children about the risks of drug use and abuse
Strengthen your relationship with your children
Stick with your treatment plan

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Dissociative Disorders!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 85% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Dissociative Disorders!

Treatment of Dissociative Disorders

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

Homeopathic Treatment of Dissociative Disorders

Homeopathic treatment should be directed to the vital force, which hopefully oversees and sends the healing effects of the remedy to the appropriate personality in appropriate intensity. Overall energy increases as draining suffering of individual personalities is lessened. Some of the homeopathic remedies for dissociative disorders are:

Anacardium
Medorrhinum
Natrum mur
Phosphorus
Staphysagria
Thuja

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Dissociative Disorders

Psychotherapy for dissociative disorders often involves techniques, such as hypnosis, that help you remember and work through the trauma that triggered your dissociative symptoms. Talk therapy helps you identify unhealthy, negative beliefs and behaviors and replace them with healthy, positive ones.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Dissociative Disorders

Allopathic treatment of dissociative disorders involve the prescription of  antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications or tranquilizers to help control the mental health symptoms associated with dissociative disorders.

What is Dissociative Disorders?

A dissociative disorder is the breakdown of one’s perception of his/her surroundings, memory, identity, or consciousness. A dissociative disorder impairs the normal state of awareness and limits or alters one’s sense of identity, memory or consciousness.

Symptoms of Dissociative Disorders

Memory loss of certain time periods, events and people
Depression and anxiety
Depersonalization disorder
A perception of the people and things around you as distorted and unreal
Dissociative fugue

Causes of Dissociative Disorders

There is no proven specific cause of Dissociative disorders

Risk factors of Dissociative Disorders

People who experience chronic physical, sexual or emotional abuse during childhood

Complications of Dissociative Disorders

Suicide attempts
Sexual addiction or avoidance
Difficulties in relationships and at work
Alcoholism and substance abuse
Depression and anxiety
Sleep disorders
Eating disorders
Severe headaches 

Diagnosis of Dissociative Disorders

Diagnosis of dissociative disorders is based on your symptoms and your personal history. Some tests may be performed to rule out physical conditions including head injuries, certain brain diseases, sleep deprivation and intoxication.

Precautions & Prevention of Dissociative Disorders

Seek mental health professionals who can help your child recover and adopt healthy coping skills
Join parenting classes that also may help you learn a healthier parenting style.

7 Most Common Sexual Problems In Women!

Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta 92% (1763 ratings)
MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
7 Most Common Sexual Problems In Women!

A physical problem related to intimacy is something that keeps the patient from having a satisfactory intimate experience. Many women encounter many kinds of problems at various stages of their lives. In this article, we have listed the seven most common sex problems that women experience. Take a look to know more!

  1. Lack of sexual desire: A total lack of, or inhibited sexual desire is a problem that may be caused due to factors like age, menopause, stress, hormonal changes, pregnancy and child birth, depression, and even fatigue. Also, a work heavy lifestyle as well as too much focus on areas like children can lead to a situation where sex takes a backseat and after a while, lack of desire sets in.
  2. Anorgasmia: Not being able to orgasm during intercourse despite plenty of stimulations is a problem that some women face. This condition can be of various types including primary, secondary and others, to depict a range of orgasm related issues where a proper sexual release does not occur. This can happen due to causes like infections, past sex related trauma, pain during intercourse and other issues including anxiety and depression.
  3. Painful intercourse: This condition can also be called Vaginismus. A number of causes can trigger pain that women feel in the vaginal area during intercourse, which can lead to vaginal contractions or an involuntary spasm. The causes include endometriosis, STDs or sexually transmitted diseases, ovarian cysts, vaginititis, lack of proper lubrication during sex, and stress.
  4. Arousal problems: Lack of sexual arousal is another problem that can happen due to lack of sufficient stimulation and lubrication which affects the blood flow to the vagina, thus preventing an erection of the clitoris. This condition may also be caused due to stress and relationship problems.
  5. Related ailments: The presence of a chronic ailment can also lead to sexual problems for a member of either sex. When a woman is suffering from diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, drug abuse and other such ailments, then sex related activities tend to take a back seat and are often also hindered due to the symptoms of some of these conditions.
  6. Side effects: Taking medication that has to do with depression or menopause can also have a bearing on the kind of sex life that a woman enjoys as these medicines often create hormonal imbalances and numb certain neurotransmitters with the suppressants that they contain.
  7. Psychological factors: It has been proven medically that stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and other such factors play up on the sex life of a patient in a serious manner. Using frequent practice with proper lubrication and counselling as well, one can overcome such problems.
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