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What Diet Should A Pregnant Woman Follow?

Dt. Geeta Shenoy 87% (21 ratings)
Registered Dietician, Post Graduate Diploma In Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
What Diet Should A Pregnant Woman Follow?

When you are expecting, you are eating not only to nourish your body, but also to nourish the foetus growing within you. This has led to the common saying that when pregnancy, ‘eat for two’. However, more than the quantity you eat, it is important for you to make the right choices when it comes to what you are eating. Here are a few foods you should include in your diet to have a healthy pregnancy.

  1. Fruit and vegetables: Fruits and vegetables are rich sources of vitamins and minerals essential for your baby’s growth and development and to give you the energy you need. They also add fibre to your food and help prevent constipation thereby helping the digestive system function smoothly. To get the most benefits from fruits and vegetables, try eating them raw as much as possible.
  2. Starchy foods: Cereals and grains are essential carbohydrates that are needed when pregnant. To avoid excessive calorie intake, stay away from processed carbohydrates and instead pick whole grains, potatoes, unpolished rice, maize, millets etc to be part of your diet.
  3. ProteinProtein helps build muscle tissue and promotes development in the growing baby. It also helps with the development of the baby’s brain. Meat, fish, eggs, legumes, pulses and nuts are rich sources of proteins that should be essential parts of your diet. However, avoid excessive protein as it can lead to indigestion. Pick lean meats without skin and ensure that they are cooked properly before eating them. Avoid raw preparations such as sushi and raw oysters when pregnant.
  4. Dairy: To build strong bones your baby needs plenty of calcium. Calcium also helps regulate the use of fluids in your body. For this, it is essential that you have plenty of milk and milk products when pregnant. Wherever possible, choose fat-free variants to avoid excessive calorie intake.
  5. Lentils and nuts: Dried beans, lentils and nuts are rich sources of folic acid. Folic acid helps prevent congenital defects like spinal bifida etc that can affect the development of the baby’s spinal cord and brain. The liver is also a rich source of folic acid.

Not everything is good for you. Some things like saturate fats and foods that are high in sugar and salt content are best avoided when pregnant. These foods do not contribute much to your health but lead to weight gain, water retention (swelling of feet) and increased blood pressure especially during last trimester. You should also try and limit your caffeine intake when pregnant.

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Instant Noodles - 9 Healthy Substitutes For It!

Dr. Jyoti Chabria 90% (223 ratings)
M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Instant Noodles - 9 Healthy Substitutes For It!

It is no longer a surprise that instant noodles have gained worldwide recognition as amongst the most popular snack items available in the market. Besides, it being effortlessly simple and easy to cook, instant noodles take no longer than two minutes to be prepared, is adequate for both kids as well as adults, and, needless to say, tastes delicious. Despite the entire controversy raised over the prohibition of the sale of instant products and the subsequent lifting of the ban, instant products are still available in the market and include a whole roster of nutritional benefits.

However, instant is still criticized as unhealthy and is generally considered to be junk food. As part of the manufacturing process, instant noodles are fried, thereby, resulting in high amounts of saturated fat. This factor, along with the presence of high levels of sodium and relatively low amounts of vitamins, fiber and minerals, together create the need for healthier and more nutritional alternatives to instant noodles. Here are nine healthier substitutes for instant you can try:

  1. Dried fruits: Dried fruits such as raisins or figs are good and healthy substitutes for instant noodles. Besides having a host of healthier nutritional benefits, a good serving of dried fruits can also fill you up and are available pretty easily.
  2. Wheat flour cookies: Wheat flour cookies, in contrast to normal cookies made of fine flour, are filling and prove to be a good alternative to instant noodles.
  3. PeanutsBesides being easily available, peanuts are a good source of vitamin and protein and are helpful in fighting off malnutrition.
  4. Millet Porridge: Millet is important because of its uniquely high content of nutrients, including impressive starch levels, calcium, iron, vitamin B, zinc, potassium, magnesium, and fats. 
  5. Cutlets: Cutlets, of any kind and variety are filling, and not to mention are equally delicious.
  6. Roasted chickpeas: Roasted chickpeas can be easily carried around anywhere, and are a good form of snack to munch on.
  7. Potato edibles: Potato edibles have always been a good pastime. French fries can be considered a way healthier alternative to instant noodles. 
  8. Homemade potato chipsHomemade potato chips are very healthy and can also do the trick.
  9. Dark chocolate: Besides, being one of the best mood enhancers because of the presence of high levels of Magnesium, dark chocolate is also very rich in Zinc, which is responsible for improving one's skin tone.

Mithai This Diwali - How Is It Nutritional For You?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Faridabad
Mithai This Diwali - How Is It Nutritional For You?

Here in India, the one festival everybody looks forward to is Diwali. This is when the whole country lights up. Every house is decked up with diyas and fairy lights. The lights signify vanquishing of darkness that plagues everybody’s lives.

Diwali is the time when everybody set their differences aside and come together to celebrate the festival of lights. Firework stalls pop up in every alley and you will see people of all ages flocking to these stalls and marvelling over the brightly wrapped crackers.

Why should you indulge in sweets this Diwali?

The one thing that goes hand in hand with the festivities is Mithai. The very word ought to make you drool. Memories of helping our grandmothers prepare traditional goodies on the occasion of Diwali are intertwined with our lives. We would descend onto sweet shops to purchase select sweets and later on wrap them up with our parents, all ready to be parcelled off to friends and family.

Besides, Mithai has a feel-good factor. It can instantaneously lift anybody’s spirit. This Diwali bond with your family over some scrumptious Mithai and let it work wonders as it brings you even closer to your loved ones.

But over the last few years, Mithai has faced a concerted attack from health care professionals. Today our vocabulary is sprinkled with words like ‘calorie-count’, ‘binging’, ‘food-guilt’ or ‘weight gain’. We are refraining from indulging in Mithai and divesting Diwali one of its chief attractions.

But do we really need to fear Mithai? Several renowned dieticians have convincingly debunked the myth that Mithai is toxic for the body.

Are sweets nutritious?

Sweets, when consumed in excess, are not good for the body. If consumed in moderation, they benefit the body. Remember, not all sweets are good for you. It is best to opt for homemade sweets because they are prepared using quality ingredients, and hygiene is scrupulously followed.

Moreover, homemade sweets are low on the glycaemic index (ranking of carbohydrates in foods based on how they affect the blood sugar level.). Food with a low glycaemic score keeps your blood sugar in check. What lowers the glycemic index is the presence of ghee, pulses, coconut, millets - the ingredients chiefly used to prepare sweets like laddie, gulab jamuns, barfis, kaju katilis, etc.

In addition, steer clear from western-style sweets like cupcakes, doughnuts, pastries are extremely harmful to your body as they are made from refined sugar, flour, and additional fats that deposit transfats in different parts of the body. Transfats are responsible not only for weight gain but also for a host of heart ailments.

If you are diabetic, should you forego the pleasure of biting into your favourite Mithai?

There is no need to despair. You do not have to curb your sweet tooth if you are diabetic. Replace sugar with healthier options like jaggery, honey or dates. They too have a low glycemic score and additionally contain vitamins and minerals that can actually boost your health. Or you could prepare desserts with fruits, low-fat milk and sugar substitutes.

But don’t consume too many sweets:

Too much of a good thing is never beneficial for your health. Now that you know that home prepared sweets are good for you, don’t go overboard with them. Limit yourself to 4 or 5 sweets a day during the festive season.

Even if you binge on sweets during Diwali, you can counter the harmful effects of sweets by exercising and following a strict diet once the festivities are over.

Things you should keep in mind while choosing the right mithai shop:

Of course, you can dip into a sweet shop to buy your favourite mithai. Many people do not have the time or patience to prepare sweets at home. But exercise some caution before you head towards your chosen sweet shop-

  • Read the online reviews of a shop. You can learn a lot about the quality of the sweets sold from the reviews of people who had purchased sweets from there.

  • Buy from renowned shops where the quality of ingredients is not an issue. Big brands generally follow stringent checks to ensure that their products are of high quality.

Avoid purchasing sweets from dingy or grimy stores because they may reuse the cooking oil for preparing mithai as well as use substandard ingredients. This can lead to indigestion problems.

Mithai is integral to celebrating Diwali. Do not deprive yourself of the joys of sharing a delectable Mithai just because Mithai has been facing a lot of flak. Mithai, when consumed in moderation, has health benefits. Ensure that you keep track of your diet to avoid going overboard.

Diabetes - Dietary Tips To Prevent, Control & Reverse It!

Dt. Shweta Shah 86% (10 ratings)
M.Sc - Clinic Nutrition & Dietetics, Sports Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Diabetes - Dietary Tips To Prevent, Control & Reverse It!

Diabetes is one of the worst diseases which has gripped majority of people today, thanks to our erratic work schedule followed by a lack of exercise and sleep, aggravated by the overindulgence in junk food. But, the good news is that you can control and even reverse diabetes by following some simple dietary tips.

The fact is dieting doesn’t mean starving; you can have tasty nutritious food which is mentally and physically rejuvenating.

Here are a few dietary tips you should follow to keep your blood sugar levels in check-

  1. Include adequate vegetables in your diet; especially which have high fibre content. Leafy vegetables such as spinach and vegetables such as peas, broccoli and beans are a must.
  2. Include high fibre foods such as chickpea wheatoats and millets in your diet.
  3. Milk has the perfect combination of protein and carbohydrate and can control blood sugar levels.
  4. Make sure you eat pulses, especially those with husk and sprouts, as they keep your blood glucose levels normal. Even when you are having noodles, you must add sprouts to them apart from the vegetables.
  5. Foods which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids are excellent for combating diabetes. These include flax seed oil, nuts, fatty fish; these have a very small level of cholesterol.
  6. Consume high fibre fruits such as papaya, pear, orange, guava etc. Eat those fruits which have high sugar content such as mangoes or grapes, in moderation.

These are some of the foods which you should include in your diet. In addition, there are few everyday tips which you should follow-

  1. Make sure to have small frequent meals comprising of high fibre and low in carbohydrate foods.
  2. Methi or fenugreek seeds have high diabetes controlling mechanisms. Soak one tablespoon of the seeds in 100 ml of water overnight and have it in the morning.
  3. Exercise helps in managing blood sugar levels.
  4. Losing weight improves the functioning of the insulin.

Tip for sticking with a diabetes-friendly diet plan-

First and foremost, take small, manageable steps. Choose two or three things you want to work on. Once you feel you have mastered those you can move on to two or three more steps towards a healthier diet.

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Pregnancy - Dietary Tips You Must Follow!

Dt. Shikha Mahajan 87% (112 ratings)
Certificate In Clinical Nutrition, Cert Child Health & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Pregnancy - Dietary Tips You Must Follow!

When you are expecting, you are eating not only to nourish your body, but also to nourish the foetus growing within you. This has led to the common saying that when pregnancy, ‘eat for two’. However, more than the quantity you eat, it is important for you to make the right choices when it comes to what you are eating. Here are a few foods you should include in your diet to have a healthy pregnancy.

  1. Fruit and vegetables: Fruits and vegetables are rich sources of vitamins and minerals essential for your baby’s growth and development and to give you the energy you need. They also add fibre to your food and help prevent constipation thereby helping the digestive system function smoothly. To get the most benefits from fruits and vegetables, try eating them raw as much as possible.
  2. Starchy foods: Cereals and grains are essential carbohydrates that are needed when pregnant. To avoid excessive calorie intake, stay away from processed carbohydrates and instead pick whole grains, potatoes, unpolished ricemaize, millets etc to be part of your diet.
  3. ProteinProtein helps build muscle tissue and promotes development in the growing baby. It also helps with the development of the baby’s brain. Meat, fish, eggs, legumes, pulses and nuts are rich sources of proteins that should be essential parts of your diet. However, avoid excessive protein as it can lead to indigestion. Pick lean meats without skin and ensure that they are cooked properly before eating them. Avoid raw preparations such as sushi and raw oysters when pregnant.
  4. Dairy: To build strong bones your baby needs plenty of calcium. Calcium also helps regulate the use of fluids in your body. For this, it is essential that you have plenty of milk and milk products when pregnant. Wherever possible, choose fat-free variants to avoid excessive calorie intake.
  5. Lentils and nuts: Dried beans, lentils and nuts are rich sources of folic acid. Folic acid helps prevent congenital defects like spinal bifida etc that can affect the development of the baby’s spinal cord and brain. The liver is also a rich source of folic acid.

Not everything is good for you. Some things like saturate fats and foods that are high in sugar and salt content are best avoided when pregnant. These foods do not contribute much to your health but lead to weight gain and can increase your cholesterol levels. You should also try and limit your caffeine intake when pregnant.

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Varicose Veins - What Are The Ayurvedic Treatments For It?

Dr. Krishna Kumar 85% (63 ratings)
MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Trivandrum
Varicose Veins - What Are The Ayurvedic Treatments For It?

Varicose Veins is a severe medical condition whereby the veins (mostly legs) become swollen, tortuous and dilated, i.e. the veins become varicosed. The Venous blood flows in an upward direction from the feet to the heart. There are special valves present in the veins that assist the upward flow of the blood. Fatigue, prolonged standing, menopause and a number of other factors can weaken the valves. This affects the movement of the blood flow. As a result, some of it leaks and flows back down. The affected veins turn bluish-brown, red or blue. There also occurs dryness, leading to unbearable itching. Redness or the Red Leg syndrome is very common in case of Varicose Veins.

A number of surgical and non-surgical options are available for Varicose Veins. The Ayurvedic treatment, with its effectiveness and negligible or zero side effects, is the most sought after option.

Identifying the root cause

Accurate diagnosis is very important for effective treatment. According to Ayurveda, an imbalance of the Vata (wind and space) plays a pivotal role in Varicose Veins. The role of Rakhta (blood) and Pitta (heat) cannot be neglected either. Thus, restoring the Vata balance becomes a very important part of the treatment.

The Vata balance can be easily restored by following a healthy lifestyle and having an equally healthy and nutritious diet:

  1. Citrus fruit like Amla works miraculously to revitalise the fatigued and Varicosed vein.
  2. Include fresh fruits, whole grains (oats, millets to name a few) and proteins (milk, eggs, fish and chicken) in your diet. Drink plenty of water.
  3. Red meat and spicy foods should be strictly avoided.
  4. Garliconion and ginger are very beneficial. Consume them regularly.
  5. Do not indulge in rigorous exercise or walking. Never soak your feet in cold water after exercise. It can prove to be detrimental for Varicose Veins.
  6. Do not compromise on your sleep. A rejuvenated body and a relaxed mind can enhance the healing process greatly.

Ayurvedic medicines and herbs for treating Varicose Veins

A number of Ayurvedic medicines are available that treats Varicose Veins very effectively:

  • Kaishora guggulu: Being a natural cleanser of blood, Kaishora guggulu is an obvious choice for Varicose Veins.
  • Sarivadyasava: It goes a long way to detoxify the blood naturally.
  • Chirabilvadi kashaya: It is very effective in case of haemorrhoids.

Sahacharadi: It is amazing herbal oil that provides great relief. Tender application of Sahacharadi over the varicosed vein/ veins can work wonders.
Herbs like AshwagandhaShatavari, Brhami go a long way to restore the Vata balance.
Do not lose sleep over Varicose Veins. The best and most effective Ayurvedic Treatment is just a click away.

PCOD or Polycystic Ovary disease is one of the most common hormonal disorders faced by women today. The trigger for PCOD varies from person to person, and can range from poor diet and stress to fluctuating insulin and hormonal disturbances. PCOD patients have an enlarged ovary with a number of small follicular cysts. If you or a loved one has PCOD, here are a few things you should know. 

Acknowledge the symptoms 
PCOD is hard to diagnose. Some of its symptoms are irregular periods, high insulin levels, abnormal hair growth, low thyroid, acne, obesity and high blood pressure. Checkups at regular intervals are needed to confirm a PCOD diagnosis. 
A change in lifestyle is the best form of medication 

Medication for PCOD addresses its symptoms. For example, you could take medication to correct Insulin resistance or pills to control acne and hair growth. However, a lifestyle change in the form of a well balanced diet and regular exercise is essential for PCOD patients. In terms of diet, PCOD sufferers should have lesser carbohydrates and sugars, and increased amounts of fiber and protein. Exercise helps control weight and the balance between male and female hormones. PCOD patients also need to find ways to lower their stress levels. Yoga and meditation can be very helpful to this effect. Without this, no medication will be effective. 
If left untreated PCOD can lead to many other problems 

Diagnosing PCOD is difficult and even when diagnosed, regular checkups are essential for PCOD. When left unchecked, PCOD can lead to many more problems such as diabeteshigh cholesterol, high blood pressure and even endometrial cancer. PCOD can also result in difficulties at the time of conception and lead to miscarriages if not treated properly. 

You can have a baby even if you have PCOD 
A PCOD diagnosis can make it hard to get pregnant, but does not limit your ability to conceive a healthy baby. If the patient has fertility problems because of PCOD, doctors often prescribe treatments to stimulate the ovaries into producing more eggs. Women with PCOD are often recommended to plan an early pregnancy, as advancing age adds to the limited capacity of the ovaries. 
Lastly, know that you aren't alone and PCOD should not embarrass you. Instead of bottling up your feelings and thoughts, find supportive friends and family members that you can talk to. You can also find support online through a number of discussion forums. Or contact us for a private consultation. 

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Substitute Of Wheat!

Dr. Harshita Sethi 92% (192 ratings)
MD - Ayurveda, CIY, Guru Shishya parampara, BAMS
Ayurveda, Gurgaon

Many of us developing aversion towards wheat or roti made up by wheat, this could be due to their pitta predominant body constitution or gluten intoletance /wheat allergy / tendency of acidity after consuming wheat based products which later on gets cinverted to irritable bowel syndtome.Commonly available choices to replace wheat mesls are rice, corn and oats 

Other grains which are full of all nutrients are quinoa, polenta, karmut, spelt, barley,Millet and amaranth.

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Detoxification Diet - 5 Things You Should Never Forget!

Dt. Sheenu Sanjeev 87% (34 ratings)
Diploma in Dietetics Health and Nutrition, Doctorate Biomedical Sciences, Principle of Nutrition, Doctorate Biomedical Science , MSC Master of Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ghaziabad
Detoxification Diet - 5 Things You Should Never Forget!

A detoxification diet can be mighty effective in losing weight as well as getting the system cleaned. While there is a lot of opinion about the diet itself, too much restriction on food can lead to monotony. The trick is to have a right mix of everything. The right balance of fibre, protein and other nutrient is necessary for the healthy functioning of the body. Here is a list of things to remember while following a detoxification diet:

  1. The right amount of protein: Getting the right amount of protein is essential for the body to function properly. The body needs around 20-35 gms of protein in about every four-five hours. It boils down to 3 eggs, half a cup of chicken breast and half a cup of black beans as far as food consumption is concerned. It makes sense to stick to a light protein such as legumes, white portion of the egg, tofu, and poultry. An adult requires a minimum of 60-90 grams of protein on a daily basis. The right choice of protein in terms of taste and calorie will ensure that the detoxification diet can be stuck to.
  2. Include carbohydrate: Carbohydrate should get a place in the detoxification diet. The body requires a minimum of 120 grams carbohydrates on a daily basis. It can be easily achieved with a balanced diet. Certain food elements such as legume and whole grain provides enough carbohydrate for the body to function throughout the day. Some other good sources of carbohydrate include berries, quinoa, and millet.
  3. Keep a calorie count: In general, an adult woman needs around 1500 calories per day and a man requires around 1800 calories per day. An individual should aim for a calorie consumption of 350 during breakfast, 450 during lunch and 500 at dinner. Midday snacks should not comprise more than 150 calories on a daily basis. Fast foods containing processed fat and carbohydrate should be eliminated from the detoxification diet.
  4. Water: While a good detoxification can show fast results, keeping the body hydrated is necessary for the detoxification to work. Apart from hydration, water helps the body to eliminate the waste and ensure the smooth functioning of the kidney. For detoxification to work the kidney should be in great condition. Water also helps to wash away certain unwanted element from the body. A minimum of 3-4 litres of water should be consumed on a daily basis for detoxification to work.
  5. A healthy lifestyle: For detoxification diet125490 to work, it is necessary to follow a healthy lifestyle. Smoking and drinking should be stopped. 8 hours of sleep and a daily exercise schedule will help an individual to stick to the detoxification diet and get achieve immediate results from it.

Paralysis - The Ayurvedic Approach For It!

Dr. Jaiminikumar S Rasane 90% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Paralysis - The Ayurvedic Approach For It!

The temporary inability to move one’s own limbs or speak is known as paralysis. Paralysis is triggered by problems with the body’s nervous system and affects the functioning of muscles all over the body. This condition can affect a single limb, the right or left side of the body, or the complete body. A paralytic attack is often caused by a stroke or damage in the nervous system. It can also be caused by exposure to radiation or toxins, autoimmune diseases, tumours and spinal cord trauma. Recovery from a paralytic attack depends on the causes and the extent of the injury that triggered it. With some types of paralysis, partial or even complete, recovery is possible.

Symptoms-
The main symptom of paralysis is the inability to move part of your body, or not being able to move at all. It can start suddenly or gradually. Sometimes it comes and goes. Paralysis can affect any part of the body, including:

  • the face
  • the hands
  • one arm or leg (monoplegia)
  • one side of the body (hemiplegia)
  • both legs (paraplegia)
  • both arms and legs (tetraplegia or quadriplegia)

The affected part of the your body may also be:

  • stiff (spastic paralysis), with occasional muscle spasms
  • floppy (flaccid paralysis)
  • numb, painful or tingly

Ayurveda is an alternative system of medicine that can be quite effective when it comes to treating paralysis. Ayurveda has negligible side effects and hence can be used to treat adults and children alike. This system of medication does not look only at the physical symptoms but also the mental and spiritual well-being of the patient as well.

Some ways to treat paralysis with Ayurveda are as follows:

  1. Vata-pacifying dietEat light meals that are easily digestible and pick warm foods over cold food. Avoid barley, rye and millet and include plenty of vegetables like asparagus, beets, okra and carrots in your diet. Also avoid bitter and pungent flavours, but pick food that is sweet, sour or salty to balance the body’s vata.
  2. Ayurvedic massageWarm herbal oils are sued for Ayurvedic massages. These oils and the action of massaging them into the skin have a number of health benefits associated with it, including the treatment of paralytic attacks. Some Ayurvedic massages that could be beneficial to paralysed patients are abhyanga Ayurvedic massages, padabhyanga and pizhichil.
  3. Medication: Along with lifestyle changes, Ayurvedic medication also plays a role in the treatment of paralysis. Some popular Ayurvedic remedies for paralysis are rasnadi quath, medicated castor oil, pippali mula, vatavidhwamsana rasa, chopcheeni churna, ashwagandha churna, brihat vatachintamani rasa, ashwagandha churna and rasaraja. While some of these medicines are to be taken orally, others may need to be administered through the nostrils as part of nasyam Ayurvedic treatments and others via an enema as part of sneha vasti. Drinking 20–40 ml of radish oil twice a day and a mixture of black pepper powder, sunti and honey is also said to be beneficial in treating paralysis. However, one must keep in mind that recovery from paralysis is very slow and hence patience is a must.
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Treatment of Corns!

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

Treatment of Corns

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

Homeopathic Treatment of Corns

There is effective treatment for Corns in homeopathy. Homoeopathic treatment for Corns is completely painless and safe. Corns treatment may last up to a total duration of six months. However patient gets relief from pain much earlier. Following are some homeopathy remedies for corns.

Antim c
Ranunculus
Calendula
Bryonia
Pulsatilla 

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Corns

Allopathic anti-inflammatory medicines give you relief at the cost of your Immunity. The attention of a physician may be required if there is numbness, reduced feeling, or severe pain.. Medical attention is not usually required unless diabetes mellitus, poor circulation, or other problems make self-care difficult. 

Surgical Treatment of Corns

In some cases, surgical correction of the bony prominence that is causing the high pressure may be needed.

Dietary & Herbal & Herbal Treatment of Corns

Eat food such as spinach, cucumber, cherries and raspberries.
You can get alkali from millet and buckwheat grains.
Maximize the use of fresh organic vegetable and fruits
Avoid the processed and junk foods.
Maximize the intake of vitamin A, B complex, and C in your diet.
Avoid saturated fats, white flour, fried foods, sugar, alcohol, red meat, coffee, chocolate and soft drinks.  

Other Treatment of Corns

Remove bunching of socks, irritating stitching from socks, or any other local irritant.
Wear properly fitting shoes.
Try using doughnut-shaped corn pads, which may relieve pressure on corns. 
 

What is Corns?

Corns (also called clavi) are specially-shaped calluses of dead skin that usually occur on thin or glabrous (hairless and smooth) skin surfaces, especially on the top of toes or fingers.

Symptoms of Corns

Increased pressure on toes and
Irritation on toes
Inflamed skin.
Painful walking 

Causes of Corns

People who do lots of exercise, put more pressure on their feet.
Prominent bones in your feet can press against your shoes.
Poorly fitting footwear.
Poorly healed fractures.

Risk factors of Corns

The following are factors that increase your risk for Corns:

Weight gain
Old Age
More common in women than men
Bunions, hammertoe and other foot problems and deformities
Physical activities that cause pressure on the skin
Bad-fitting footwear.

Complications of Corns

Complications can occur if corns are not treated properly. Some of the most common complications are:

Infection
Development of a fluid-filled sac beneath the corn
Development of an ulcer 

Diagnosis of Corns

If you are getting constant foot pain, must report to your GP (general practitioner, primary care physician) about it. Your GP will examine your foot to look for any signs of corns.  The GP will interview the patient and ask about his/her lifestyle. The patient’s footwear may also be checked. There will be a physical examination. If the doctor suspects there may be an underlying bone structure problem the patient may be referred for an X-ray.  It (X-Ray) helps identify how and why a bone is causing a corn. Some times GP also recommend a pedobarograph, which can be used to examine foot pressure patterns. 

Precautions & Precautions & Prevention of Corns

Inspect feet regularly.
Wear properly fitted shoes.
Trim toenails straight across, but not too short.
Wear properly fitted socks with no irritating stitching.
Don’t ignore foot pain — it’s not normal.
Wash feet regularly
Don’t wear the same pair of shoes every day.
Avoid walking barefoot

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