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3 Surefire Ways To Prevent Ovarian Cancer!

Dr. Veda Padma Priya 86% (46 ratings)
MBBS, DNB (Surgical Oncology), MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Delhi
3 Surefire Ways To Prevent Ovarian Cancer!

If it runs in your family, you are at risk to get it too. Yes, we are talking about cancer and the debilitating effect that cancer has, on not only the victim but also his/her immediate relatives. However, the idea that this malady is passed on to progeny unquestioningly and runs from generation to generation like a curse is but a myth.

Ovarian Cancer is one of the cancers that affect a woman’s ovaries whereby abnormal cell growth takes place in one of these places: on the tissue within the ovary, on the surface of the ovary, in egg-forming germ cells within the ovary. Studies show that 85% of the patients who had developed Ovarian Cancer had no family record of the disease. Thus it can be attested that one is not compelled to follow the footsteps of the forefathers. Bifurcation is possible and prevention can be accomplished if these guidelines can be followed.

  1. Exercise well and eat better: This is a fool-proof tip that works behind the cure of almost all severe ailments, whether it is about prevention or post-treatment care. In this case, exercise and healthy eating habits reduce the risk of developing Ovarian Cancer. Fatty fish, orange juice, milk, nuts, beans, eggs, fortified cereals, carrots, sweet potato, broccoli, leafy vegetables, flax, whole grains are some of the food products that prevent cancer. For better results, you can seek advice from a physician. Intake of food rich in Vitamin D is another measure. Regular exercise and maintaining a sound BMI are keys to staying healthy and cancer-free.
  2. Birth Control Pills: According to research conducted by the American Cancer Research Institute women who have consumed birth control pills are less likely to develop ovarian cancer so much so that the risk reduces by 30% to 50%. However, one who wishes to opt for this as a preventive measure must consult a physician beforehand.
  3. Surgery: Post-menopausal women can undergo surgeries that remove ovaries & tubes alongwith uterus. These surgeries reduce the risk of ovarian cancer by 90% in post-menstruating women and by 60% in pre-menstruating women. However, a person opting for such surgeries as preventive measures of ovarian cancer owing to a genetic disorder must consult a specialist before undergoing surgery.

These methods are not fool-proof and do not warrant the elimination of one’s possibility of developing cancer. But like they say it’s better to be safe than sorry. Therefore, maintain a healthy lifestyle and who knows, maybe you will succeed in becoming one of those who eliminate that possibility!

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Top Ayurveda Tips To Avoid Hyper Acidity!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Nashik
Top Ayurveda Tips To Avoid Hyper Acidity!

 

 Individuals with a Pitta imbalance are susceptible to hyperacidity, peptic ulcers, and some types of inflammatory disorders. Stress, anger, impatience, extra-hot spicy foods, and environmental factors such as extreme heat can aggravate Pitta. A few simple changes in lifestyle and diet can help bring Pitta into balance for smoother, more effective digestion and greater calm and contentment.

Avoid Food which increases Acid secretion-

Pitta is the heat energy within every cell, but it is mainly located in the stomach area. Excess intake of heat-producing foods can mean that the digestive tract overreacts with an increase in acid production. Pitta-aggravating foods such as vinegar, tomatoes, sour citrus fruits, orange juice, salsa, yogurt, onions, garlic, chili peppers, salty fried foods, and alcohol all aggravate the digestion when too much acid is present. These foods should be completely avoided until the acid level is brought into complete balance. And if there is sensitivity to these foods, they should be avoided in general.

  • Avoid eating too fast-

If you eat your meal faster then there are high chances of indigestion as well as hyperacidity.

  • Don’t Skip Breakfast/ Meal-

It is important to not skip meals if you suffer from acid indigestion. Eating breakfast is especially crucial. Even if you are not especially hungry in the morning, it is important to at least take something light like fruit, warm milk, or date. Skipping breakfast has the effect of aggravating a subdosha of Pitta called Sadhaka Pitta, which governs the emotional heart. It is responsible for contentment and bliss. As lunch time approaches, with agni (the digestive fire) increasing and also stomach acid, an empty stomach is not ideal from the ayurvedic viewpoint. It may result in irritability, anger, impatience and a feeling of being over-hungry so that when lunch time comes you tend to overeat.

  • Avoid Stress-

Try to avoid high-stress situations, and practice stress-management techniques. Enjoy natural beauty. The appreciation of natural beauty helps to balance Sadhaka Pitta and reduces stress. Favor cooling foods and drinks such as fresh coconut juice. Use an electric drill to make a hole in the coconut, and use a straw to sip on the coconut juice. Use the fresh coconut, meat in your vegetables, rice dishes, or chutneys. If you feel discomfort during the day, take a few sips of cool milk on an empty stomach.

  • Eat food that alleviate Pitta-

Eating sweet, bitter & astringent food alleviates excess pitta, So it is beneficial to eat bitter guard, pomegranate, milk etc. Cow’s Milk & ghee also neutralize excess pitta.

Pomegranate juice and pomegranate chutney also help balance the acid in the stomach. It tastes sour, but it is actually both astringent and bitter, which help balance Pitta.

Fresh aloe vera gel straight from the leaf is balancing. Avoid the store-bought juice, as citric acid is used as a preservative and it is too acidic if you suffer from acid indigestion.

 

 

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Treatment of Diphtheria!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 84% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Diphtheria!

Treatment of Diphtheria

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

Homeopathic Treatment of Diphtheria

Homeopathy is very effective in giving relief and curing diphtheria. There are plenty of excellent remedies for various type of diphtheria in Homoeopathy. Some common homeopathic medicines for diphtheria  are:

Kali mur
Kali per
Diphth
Lyco
Sul Ac
Merc
Bapt

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Diphtheria

Allopathic treatment of Diphtheria is treated with antitoxin and antibiotics. The antitoxin, injected into a vein or muscle, neutralizes the diphtheria toxin already circulating in the body. Antibiotics such as penicillin or erythromycin help kill bacteria in the body, clearing up infections.

Surgical Treatment of Diphtheria

Doctors may remove some of the thick, gray covering in the throat if the covering is obstructing breathing.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Diphtheria

Drink plenty of water
Avoid alcohol and tobacco
Intake of orange juice or lemon juice
Oils and fats should be avoided

Other Treatment of Diphtheria

Chewing on a clove of garlic twice or thrice a day is beneficial

What is Diphtheria?

Diphtheria is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae. It usually affects the mucous membranes of your nose and throat.

Symptoms of Diphtheria

A sore throat and hoarseness
Painful swallowing
Swollen glands in your neck
A thick, gray membrane covering your throat and tonsils
Difficulty breathing or rapid breathing
Bloody, watery drainage from nose
Breathing problems
Nasal discharge
Fever and chills
Malaise

Causes of Diphtheria

Contaminated personal items
Contaminated household items such as toys and towel
Airborne droplets
Direct contact with a skin ulcer of an infected person

Risk factors of Diphtheria

Crowded, unsanitary environments
People who have a compromised immune system
Undernourished individuals
Areas where diphtheria is endemic

Complications of Diphtheria

Heart failure
Muscle paralysis or weakness
Vision problems
Nerve damage
Breathing problem
Death 

Diagnosis of Diphtheria

The doctor will perform a physical exam and look inside your mouth. This may reveal a gray to black covering (pseudomembrane) in the throat, enlarged lymph glands, and swelling of the neck or larynx. Following tests may include:

Gram stain or throat culture to identify Corynebacterium diphtheriae
Electrocardiogram (ECG)

Precautions & Prevention of Diphtheria

Routine childhood immunizations
Adult boosters

Scoliosis!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 84% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi

Scoliosis 

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

Homeopathic Treatment of Scoliosis

Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It can help in prevention and in slowing down progress of condition. It also helps in improving overall health. Some of the homeopathic medicines that can be used for treatment of Scoliosis are:
Calc
Lyco
Puls
Rhus tox
Ruta
Sepia
Silicea
 

Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Scoliosis

Acupuncture relieves by improving the energy system. In acupuncture therapist will first diagnose the case on the basis of energy system or chi blockage as well as on the basis of status of five elements. On this basis certain disease specific acupoints are selected and stimulated.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Scoliosis

Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy can help in stress relief. They can help in better coping and better life management. 

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Scoliosis

If your child’s bones are still growing, your doctor may recommend a brace. It usually prevents further progression of the curve.

Surgical Treatment of Scoliosis

Surgical Treatment of Scoliosis is called spinal fusion. Surgeons connect two or more of the bones in the spine (vertebrae) together, so they can’t move independently. Pieces of bone or a bone-like material are placed between the vertebrae. Metal rods, hooks, screws or wires typically hold that part of the spine straight and still while the old and new bone material fuses together.

 

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Scoliosis

Eat sources of vitamin D such as cereal, saltwater fish and eggs
Eat calcium-rich foods such as Broccoli and orange juice
Eat dark leafy vegetables
 

What is Scoliosis

Scoliosis causes a sideways curve of your backbone, or spine. It occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. Most cases of scoliosis are mild, but some children develop spine deformities that continue to get more severe as they grow.

Symptoms of Scoliosis

Uneven shoulders
one shoulder or hip that looks higher than the other
One shoulder blade that appears more prominent than the other
waistline is flat on one side
 

Causes of Scoliosis

Hereditary factors
Neuromuscular conditions, such as cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy
Birth defects affecting the development of the bones of the spine
Injuries to or infections of the spine
 

Risk factors of Scoliosis

Family history
Between the ages of 9 and 15 years
Being a girl
 

Complications of Scoliosis

Lung and heart damage
Chronic back pain
Self-conscious about their appearance 
 

Diagnosis of Scoliosis

Diagnosis of Scoliosis involves the following tests:

Medical history
Physical exam
Neurological exam
X-rays
MRI and CT scan
Bone scan
 

Precautions & Prevention of Scoliosis

General exercise or participating in sports may have the benefit of improving overall health and well-being.

 

Honey And All Its Health Benefits!

Dr. Aniket Vaidya 89% (45 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD
Ayurveda, Adilabad
Honey And All Its Health Benefits!

Honey is a natural sweet substance produced by honey bees and is one of the most valued as well as appreciated natural substance known to mankind since ancient times. Of all the natural foods rich in carbohydrates, honey is the most wholesome and delicious. The medicinal quality, taste, texture, color and aroma of honey differs according to the geographical area and the species of plants from which it has been collected. Honey is called as Madhu in Ayurved Chemical composition of bee's honey Honey is a mixture of carbohydrates, proteins, aminoacids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other compounds. It contains a number of enzymes, including invertase, glucose oxidase, catalase, phosphorylase. Honey also contains eighteen free amino acids, the most abundant of which is proline. It contains trace amounts of the vitamins B 2 , B 4 , B 5 , B 6 , B 11 and vitamin C.

Minerals like calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, selenium, chromium and manganeseare also found in honey. The main group of antioxidants in honey are the flavonoids, of which, pinocembrin is unique to honey and bee propolis. Naturally darker honey has greater antioxidant properties. Acetic, butanoic, formic, citric, succinic, lactic, malic, pyroglutamic, gluconic acids, and a number of aromatic acids are found in honey. Bee's honey is free of cholesterol. 

Qualities and Properties of bee's honey according to Ayurveda 

According to Ayurved, some actions of new and old bee's honeys are very much opposite to each other. New bee's honey has Vrumhana guna (nourishing the body) but it does not eliminate vitiated Kapha Dosha much and is a laxative. Old bee honey is Grahi (anti diarrheal), reduces fat and obesity.

Properties according to modern science

Experiments and studies on honey have shown that honey is antiseptic, antimicrobial, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, antiallergent, antitoxic, sedative, laxative, antianemic, antioxidant, healing and cleansing (external and internal), moisturizing and blood-purifying. It promotes rehydration, easily digestable, stimulates immunity, and is beneficial for all types of skins diseases.

Value of bee's honey in diabetes mellitus

Use of honey in medications for diabetes is mentioned in Ayurveda since ancient times. In various localities, patients suffering from diabetes mellitus use honey in place of sugar. Bee's honey is beneficial for diabetic patients in two ways. One is; honey being three times sweeter than sugar, one may need a much smaller quantity of honey as a sweetener and w/w, honey contains lesser calories than sugar. The other is, by providing vitamins B 2 , B 4 , B 5 , B 6 , B 11 and vitamin C, and minerals like calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, selenium, chromium and manganese. The nutritional values of honey could be altered by feeding the bees with selective food. [10] Medicinal uses of bee's honey Bee's honey is used in treatment of various ailments and as a popular home remedy. 

Some of these uses are given below. 

  1. Stress/fatigue: 15 ml of bee's honey orally to reduce stress and fatigue. 
  2. Sleep disturbance: Intake of 15 ml of bee's honey leads to sound sleep. 
  3. Eyesight: 10 ml of honey mixed with 10 ml of carrot juice and consumed regularly will improve eyesight. 
  4. Bad breath: 5 g of powdered cinnamon bark and 5ml of bee's honey mixed with water and use as a mouth wash. 
  5. Teething pain: Massage gums gently with bee's honey. Should not use in children below one year. 
  6. Sore throat: 5 ml of bee's honey and 10 ml of lime juice is mixed and given. Swallow the concoction (without water) every few hours until symptoms clear up. Add a pinch of black pepper to increase blood circulation to the throat. 
  7. Cold and cough: Mix 10 ml of honey with equal quantity of ginger juice and consume twice a day. 
  8. Bronchial asthma: A mixture of 2.5g of black pepper powder, 5ml each of honey and juice of ginger consumed thrice daily help to relieve the symptoms of asthma. 
  9. Stomach ulcers: 5 ml of new bee's honey diluted in 10 ml of sariva and musta given twice a day before meals. 
  10. Dehydration: Fresh bee's honey diluted in water is given to rehydrate. 
  11. Diarrhea/Dysentery: 15 ml of bee's honey mixed with 120 ml of decoction of tubers of Cyperus rotundus is given in treatment of diarrhea and dysentery
  12. Bed-wetting: Give 5ml of old bee's honey daily just before going to bed. Obesity: Keep garlic immersed in bee's honey for one year. Then, use 1 clove of garlic daily before breakfast. This is used as a home remedy. One glass of warm water taken with 10 ml of honey and 5 ml of lemon juice in early morning reduces fat and purifies blood. 
  13. Arthritis: 30 ml each of bee's honey and coconut vinegar is mixed in 100ml of water and given twice a day to reduce arthritis and arthralgia
  14. Burns: Apply fresh bee's honey directly. 
  15. Cut and wounds: Apply bee's honey on cuts and wounds. 
  16. Eczema: Apply fresh bee's honey on the lesion. 
  17. Dermatitis: Bee's honey is mixed with ash obtained by burning stem of Pterocarpus santalinus and applied on the lesion. 
  18. Allergies due to seasons: Bee's honey should be collected from the area where the patient lives. 5ml of this honey is to be given daily before breakfast. 
  19. Sub fertility due to lack of semen: Add 5 ml of bee's honey to a glass of goat's milk and drink. 
  20. Morning sickness: 15 ml of bee's honey before breakfast. Relief from hangover: Mix 10ml of bee's honey with half a cup of orange juice and half a cup yogurt. Blend them together properly and drink. Cosmetic uses of bee's honey Honey and beeswax are used in the beauty industry as a skin moisturizer, softener and to heal the skin tissue. 

Some cosmetic applications of bee's honey are given below- 

  1. Face wash: Mix a small quantity of lemon juice into 5ml of bee's honey and apply on face before washing. This is used as a home remedy. Facial cleansing scrub: Mix 5g of almond seed powder into 5ml of bee's honey, scrub softly and then wash. 
  2. Facial to improve smoothness: A tablespoon of honey whisked together with white of an egg, 1 teaspoon of glycerin and 1/4 cup of flour makes an excellent firming mask. Just smooth on the face, leave on 15 min, and rinse off with warm water. 
  3. Facial to improve softness: Mix one or two tablespoons of honey with one-third cup finely ground oatmeal. Add a teaspoonful of rose water. Clean face thoroughly. Spread facial mixture evenly over face. Relax for 10 min to 1.5 h. Remove with a soft washcloth and warm water. Rinse with cold water. 
  4. Facial moisturizing pack: Mix 2 tablespoons of honey with 2 teaspoons of whole milk. Apply over the face and keep for 15 min. Rinse off with warm water, and then with cold water. 
  5. Pimples: Apply bee's honey on pimples. 
  6. Cracked lips: Apply bee's honey on cracked lips. Hair lustre: Mix 5ml of bee's honey into 4 cups of warm water. Use as a hair rinse. 
  7. Conditioner: Mix 10 ml of olive oil into 5ml of bee's honey and apply on hair. Wash after 15 min. NOTE: Honey should heat directly on flame Honey don’t add in hot items such as coffee tea as sweetener, add after when it comes to normal temperature
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Chronic Kidney Disease - Factors That Put You At Risk!

Dr. Sudeep Singh Sachdev 87% (10 ratings)
MBBS, DM - Nephrology, MD-General Medicine
Nephrologist, Delhi
Chronic Kidney Disease - Factors That Put You At Risk!

What is Chronic Kidney Disease?

Chronic Kidney Disease (also known as Chronic Renal Failure) is the progressive loss of kidney function occurring over a span of several months to several years and is characterised by the replacement of kidney architecture with interstitial fibrosis.

Chronic kidney disease is classified into five stages on the basis or proteinuria (presence of protein in large amounts in the urine) or Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) - 1 being the mildest with no distinct symptoms and 5 being end stage renal failure.

Causes and Risk Factors of Chronic Kidney Disease-

The various reasons (called risk factors) that can increase chances of Chronic Kidney Diseases are:

  1. Diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia (excess fat proteins in the blood)
  2. Hypertension

  3. Family history heritable renal disease

  4. Older age, smoking

  5. Autoimmune disease

  6. Past episodes of acute renal disease

The direct causes of Chronic Kidney Diseases are-

  1. Diabetic nephropathy (leading cause)

  2. Hypertensive nephropathy

  3. Glomerulonephritis (swelling of the glomerulus in the kidneys)

  4. Reno-vascular disease (ischemic nephropathy)

  5. Polycystic kidney disease

  6. HIV-associated nephropathy

  7. Transplant allograft failure

  8. Exposure to drugs and toxins

Diet that you must maintain in Chronic Kidney Disease-

It is essential to make dietary as well as lifestyle amends once you are diagnosed with CKD. The main purpose of this diet is to maintain the levels of carbohydrates, fluids and minerals. This is done to prevent the buildup of waste products in the body as the kidneys are unable to fulfil its function properly.

It is recommended to refer a dietician who can make you a diet chart that helps you adhere to your diet.

Here is a list of food items that you may avoid or may consume if you are suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease:

  1. Carbohydrates : Carbohydrates are a good source of energy. If the intake of protein has been restricted, then it is recommended to replace that with carbohydrates as a source of energy. Fruits, vegetables, grains and bread can be consumed as they are rich source of fibres, minerals and various types of vitamins. You can indulge in some hard candies or sweets as well.

  2. Fats: Fats can provide a good amount of calories as well. Ensure that you only stick to healthy fats such as the monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that are good for your cardiac health.

  3. Reduce your phosphorus intake: A diet with no more than 800 mg of phosphorus can help reduce the risk of too much phosphorus building up in your blood.  Limit intake of foods with high levels of phosphate or phosphate additives such as organ meats, whole grain breads, processed foods, cola beverages, cheese, dried beans, liver, peanut butter, dairy products and chocolate. Many beverages and processed foods have these additives. Other high-phosphorus foods to limit include:

    • Cheese
    • Chocolate
    • Ice cream
    • Legumes
    • Milk
    • Nuts
    • Seeds
    • Yogurt
  4. Monitor your potassium levels: Usually, potassium is not restricted in stage 3 CKD unless lab tests show potassium is too high. Your doctor may make medication changes or prescribe a low-potassium diet. Reduce an elevated potassium level by limiting some high-potassium foods and potassium chloride (found in salt substitute and many low-sodium processed foods), such as avocado, bananas, cantaloupe, honeydew, legumes, milk, nuts, potatoes, seeds, tomato products and yogurt. Some high-potassium foods to limit or avoid include:??
    • Avocado
    • Bananas
    • Cantaloupe and honeydew melon
    • Dried fruit
    • Legumes
    • Milk
    • Nuts and seeds
    • Oranges and orange juice
    • Potatoes
    • Pumpkin and winter squash
    • Tomato products (juices, sauces, paste)
    • Yogurt
  5. Proteins: Usually, before undergoing dialysis, it is recommended to adhere to a low-protein intake diet. However when you are undergoing dialysis, it is necessary to consume a certain amount of protein. This detailed information can be obtained from your dietician.
  6. Fluids: In the early stages of CKD, your fluid intake is not monitored. But as the disease progresses, you need to check your intake of fluids as too much fluids may accumulate in your body and create pressure on your kidneys.

  7. Sodium Or Salt Intake: Keeping a check on your salt intake reduces the risks of high blood pressure. Also, having food low on salt can reduce your thirst and prevent fluid retention in your body. 

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

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Healthy Skin - 7 Fruits For It!

Dr. Ramya M N 91% (912 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Healthy Skin - 7 Fruits For It!

The skin is a major organ. It protects the human body from coming in contact with germs, infections and microbes; it helps you feel sensations and also adjusts your body temperature. Keeping in mind the range of functions performed by this organ, you should take good care of it.

A healthy diet and a few healthy habits can give an extra edge to your skin. Try to know about these seven fruits that successfully improve your skin. 

  1. Pomegranate: Pomegranate juice can work wonders for your skin. It can heal lines and freckles on being used regularly. The fruit contains polyphenols that counter free radicals and increase blood flow. It makes your skin healthy through detoxification. Pomegranates can prevent as well as treat skin damages caused by ultraviolet rays of the sun. The peel of the fruit is used along with seed oil, encourages cell growth and hinders wrinkles naturally. It averts enzymes, which break down collagen and make your skin look younger.
  2. Bananas: Whether you like the taste of it or not, care to include this fruit in your beauty regime for its many benefits. It contains amino acids that are known to increase your skin elasticity. The fruit also contains Zinc and Potassium. While Zinc fights against bacterial infection and prevents Acne, Potassium hydrates a dehydrated skin. Do not throw away banana skins; the inside of a banana skin when rubbed on your face can make it glow.
  3. Watermelon: This juicy, refreshing fruit refreshes your skin as well. It contains astringent that can naturally tone your skin. It revitalizes dull and boring skin. When you return home after a tiring day, it is best to cleanse your face with a refrigerated slice of this fruit. The red fruit controls signs of aging because of its carotene content. It is also known to prevent blisters on your skin when applied on a regular basis.
  4. PapayaPigmentation is a serious problem that many of us suffer from. Treating the problem through medication works but daily skin care is also needed. Mashed papaya helps in smoothening rough skin. It makes your skin really supple. Many tend to develop wrinkles at an early age. This hampers confidence as you are constantly worried about the way you look. Applying papaya masks can actually control wrinkles. 
  5. Kiwi: Kiwi is known to contain Omega- 3 fatty acids; these acids defend your skin from germs. They prevent you from horrible skin infections. However, the fruit prevents your skin from sagging. It is rich in Vitamin C, which again helps in producing collagen. Kiwi checks the levels of sebum excretion reducing the chances of having a sticky face. 
  6. Oranges: If you are tired of the blackheads on your skin, you have a home remedy to deal with it. Oranges are brilliant in extracting blackheads. Orange juice is also known to lighten one's skin tone. It reduces blemishes and treats acne. Consuming the fruit or its juice regularly can give you a radiant skin. 
  7. Apples: You should wholeheartedly believe in the saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away". Apples are good for your skin as they have a BLT effect. Apples brighten and lighten your skin. They provide protection against tanning. The fruit acts effectively on your skin by doing away with the pathogens and excess oils.

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

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How To Increase Sperm Volume?

Gautam Clinic Pvt Ltd 94% (7767 ratings)
Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
How To Increase Sperm Volume?

Modify your diet. The right changes in the things you eat can lead to more, as well as healthier, sperm. Don't underestimate this step.

  • Reduce or eliminate processed foods and switch to a diet low in fats, and high in protein. Eat many vegetables and whole grains, and buy organic foods when possible. Drink plenty of water. Anything that is beneficial to your overall health is also beneficial to your little mini-me's.

Increase your intake of foods rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. These nutrients can lower sperm defects and increase sperm motility. It is as easy as including an orange for dessert! A single 8-ounce (230 ml) glass of fresh orange juice contains about 124 milligrams of vitamin C — a full day's supply.

Take in plenty of mineral zinc. It's associated with increased semen volume, sperm count, and testosterone levels. Take in about 11mg daily, which you can get by eating walnuts, beans, oysters, beef, and chicken.

Take in amino acids, as supplements or in food. Amino acids, traces of which can be found in meats, fruits, and vegetables, are believed to increase sperm count and keep the sperm from clumping. Amino acids that you can incorporate into your diet include:

  • L-Carnitine, which can be found in red meat and milk
  • L-Arginine, which can be found in nuts, sesame seeds, and eggs
  • L-Lysine, which can be found in dairy and cheeses

Try supplementing your diet with folic acid. Folic acid (Vitamin B9) may contribute to an increase for semen. The 400 micrograms daily are found in cereals, green leafy vegetables, legumes, and orange juice.

Increase your daily amounts of calcium and vitamin D. You can take supplements of both, or spend significant time in the sun so your body can synthesize vitamin D, and eat plenty of yogurt, skim milk, and salmon to boost your calcium intake. If you do spend more time in the sun, be sure to lather up with some sunscreen to prevent damage from harmful rays and possible melanoma.

Consume allicin, which comes from garlic. Allicin, an organosulfur compound, increases sperm volume by optimizing blood flow to your sexual organs, creating millions of happier sperm. Find new and interesting dishes to add to your garlic repertoire, or beast it and act like a real man by adding a clove or two of raw garlic to your vegetable smoothie in the morning.

Eat more of the following sperm-healthy foods. If you want your sperm to be brimming with healthy little apples of your eye, consider incorporating more of the following foods[1] into your diet:

  • Goji berries (antioxidants)
  • Ginseng
  • Pumpkin seeds (omega-3 fatty acids)
  • Walnuts (omega-3 fatty acids)
  • Asparagus (vitamin C)
  • Bananas (vitamin B)
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Need To Improve Your Skin Health - 7 Fruits For It!

Dr. Archit Aggarwal 88% (10 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, M.D - Skin & V.D
Dermatologist, Faridabad
Need To Improve Your Skin Health - 7 Fruits For It!

The skin is a major organ. It protects the human body from coming in contact with germs, infections and microbes; it helps you feel sensations and also adjusts your body temperature. Keeping in mind the range of functions performed by this organ, you should take good care of it. A healthy diet and a few healthy habits can add an extra edge to your skin. Try to know about these seven fruits that successfully better your skin. 

1.  Pomegranate
Pomegranate juice can work wonders for your skin. It can heal lines and freckles on being used regularly. The fruit contains polyphenols that counter free radicals and increase blood flow. It makes your skin healthy through detoxification. Pomegranates can prevent as well as treat skin damages caused by ultraviolet rays of the sun. The peel of the fruit used along with seed oil encourages cell growth and hinders wrinkles naturally. It averts enzymes which break down collagen and make your skin look younger.

2.  Bananas
Whether you like the taste of it or not, care to include this fruit in your beauty regime for its many benefits. It contains amino acids that are known to increase your skin elasticity. The fruit also contains Zinc and Potassium. While Zinc fights against bacterial infection and prevents Acne, Potassium hydrates a dehydrated skin. Do not throw away banana skins; the inside of a banana skin when rubbed on your face can make it glow.

3.  Watermelon
This juicy, refreshing fruit refreshes your skin as well. It contains astringent that can naturally tone your skin. It revitalizes dull and boring skin. When you return home after a tiring day, it is best to cleanse your face with a refrigerated slice of this fruit. The red fruit controls signs of aging because of its carotene content. It is also known to prevent blisters on your skin when applied on a regular basis.

  
4.  Papaya
Pigmentation is a serious problem that many of us suffer from. Treating the problem through medication works but daily skin care is also needed. Mashed papaya helps in smoothening rough skin. It makes your skin really supple. Many tend to develop wrinkles at an early age. This hampers confidence as you are constantly worried about the way you look. Applying papaya masks can actually control wrinkles. 

 

5.  Kiwi
Kiwi is known to contain omega- 3 fatty acids; these acids defend your skin from germs. They prevent you from horrible skin infections. However, the fruit prevents your skin from sagging. It is rich in Vitamin C which again helps in producing collagen. Kiwi checks the levels of sebum excretion reducing the chances of having a sticky face. 

6.  Oranges
If you are tired of the blackheads on your skin, you have a home remedy to deal with it. Oranges are brilliant in extracting blackheads. Orange juice is also known to lighten one's skin tone. It reduces blemishes and treats acne. Consuming the fruit or its juice regularly can give you a radiant skin. 

7.  Apples
You should wholeheartedly believe in the saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away". Apples are good for your skin as they have a BLT effect. Apples brighten and lighten your skin. They provide protection against tanning. The fruit acts effectively on your skin by doing away with the pathogens and excess oils.
 

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Why Avoid These Foods When You Are Feeling Sick?

Dr. Ritika Bhatnagar 86% (10 ratings)
Msc - Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jaipur
Why Avoid These Foods When You Are Feeling Sick?

You are feeling under the weather, and you wish you could eat something fried or processed right now to feel better. But that may not be the smartest thing to do! Read on to know more about what you should avoid eating when you are sick.

  1. If you are suffering from diarrhea, don’t go anywhere near sweet foods made of artificial sweeteners, since sorbitol (a kind of artificial sweetener) isn’t digestible and can instigate diarrhea. Also, avoid foods that can trigger bloating and gas, such as apples, onion, broccoli, beans and cabbages. Dairy, caffeine and alcohol can also provoke diarrhoea.
  2. Don’t consume dairy products, chocolate, pain medications and iron supplements if you are constipated.
  3. If you are nauseous, don’t eat greasy, oily or spicy foods. Avoid carbonated drinks, caffeine and alcohol as well.
  4. If you are having difficulties in swallowing due to a sore throat, hot fluids are by far the most beneficial. Not only do they help soothe your sore throat, but they're also known to loosen mucus, which may help relieve other symptoms such as congestion and stuffiness, often accompanying a sore throat, so consider eating soup or drinking hot water to alleviate the pain, and scratchy, hard foods such as granola, potato chips and nuts. Acidic juices made from vegetables and fruits, such as grape juice or orange juice, can also aggravate a sore throat.
  5. When your body aches, don’t grab that cup of espresso or that glass of whiskey, since both caffeine and alcohol can dehydrate the body, thereby worsening the pain.
  6. Stay away from artificial sweeteners, aged chesses, MSG (monosodium glutamate which is found in soy sauce), chocolate, red wine and processed meat, if you have a headache. MSG has been linked to blood pressure which can cause headaches.
  7. Dairy products, processed or packaged foods, should be avoided if you have an earache.
  8. If you have an allergy, don’t consume milk, wheat, soy, berries, eggs, tomatoes, fish, nuts, chocolates and nuts. These foods commonly cause itching.
  9. You might have cold, or your nose won’t stop running. A hot broth or hot tea will give you comfort, but you should avoid spicy foods and alcohol. Spicy foods actually aggravate a runny nose.
  10. Flu, sinus or cold infection can inflame and irritate nasal blood vessels, making you feel like your nose is blocked. Avoid sugar and spicy foods if you have a congested nose.
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