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Depression: 5 Natural Treatment To Get Rid Of It

Dr. Dhaivat Mehta 87% (10 ratings)
DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Gandhidham
Depression: 5 Natural Treatment To Get Rid Of It

There is a wide range of remedies that are available to treat depression in young adults. While there is no proven way of treating depression, broadly there are three approaches that is psychological, medical and natural. The key is to know the cause of depression. Once the cause is known, a qualified professional decides the course of treatment.

Psychological Treatment: Psychological treatments revolve around talking with the patient and change the way he thinks. It equips an individual to cope up with stress, depression and conflicts.

The three most popular treatment approaches are CBT, IPT and MBCT:

  1. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is an approach where the behavioral pattern of the patient is analyzed and a certain change in behavior is suggested to deal with depression. CBT is a problem-solving approach where a psychologist first analyzes the problem and helps a patient to see the problem from a more positive aspect. 
  2. Interpersonal therapy (IPT) deals with problems related to personal relationships. It analyses the relationship pattern of a patient and specifically addresses them to drive away depression. 
  3. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a group activity and encourages a patient to express their feelings. The idea is to share as much as a patient can. It helps the mind to focus on the present rather than wondering it to something irrelevant that causes depression.

Medical treatment: Medical treatment deals with depression with the help of antidepressants. Medication depends on the level of depression. For more serious depression, such as psychosis and bipolar disorder, a doctor often prescribes psychotic drugs along with antidepressants and mood stabilizers. Medical treatment is suggested only when psychological treatment fails. A patient might have to get admitted in a good facility for a short time or full period of the treatment.

The natural treatment: It is related to lifestyle changes and helps a patient overcome depression. It can be followed along with other forms of treatment. Some good practices are as follows:

  1. A good diet: A healthy diet often helps to fight depression. Serotonin rich food such as coconut oil, fish oil, eggs, cherries, Omega-3 acid greatly helps in fighting depression.
  2. Stay away from Caffeine: Any caffeine related products such as coffee, cigarettes or liquor should be avoided during the depression.
  3. Meditation: Meditation greatly helps in overcoming depression. It offers the much-needed piece of mind and helps to concentrate more.
  4. Daily exercise: It has been observed that regular physical activities such as walking, running and free hand exercise can be of great help in overcoming depression. It uplifts mood and reduces stress.
  5. Pumpkin seeds: Pumpkin seeds contain important elements such as magnesium, healthy fat, amino acid and L-tryptophan. Pumpkin seeds help to secrete serotonin and serotonin, in turn, help in fighting depression.
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Salad - Why Should It Be A Permanent Feature In Your Diet?

Dt. Mrunal Deshpande 87% (12 ratings)
MA - Psychology, Masters in Dietetics and Food Service Management, Post Graduation Diploma In Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Pune
Salad - Why Should It Be A Permanent Feature In Your Diet?

Gone are the days when the sole purpose of having a salad was to lose the stubborn and unwanted body fats. Salads can be extremely healthy and nutritious. With salads around, the long and gruesome hours in the kitchen are a thing of the past. A bowl full of lip smacking salad, well structured with fruits, vegetables and quality oils, will do your health a world of good. Preparing salads is no rocket science. Get all the ingredients together, and switch to the way of health and nourishment.

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

The benefits of salads are immense.

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Magnesium Deficiency - How To Know If You Are Suffering From It?

Dr. Vivek Raskar 88% (64 ratings)
PG Certificate Course In Diabetes Education(PGDCE), MBBS, CCEDM
Diabetologist, Mumbai
Magnesium Deficiency - How To Know If You Are Suffering From It?

Magnesium is one of the most abundant mineral found in earth, and a good 60 percent of all the magnesium in the body is stored in your bones. A small percentage is also present in your blood and this nutrient is beneficial for healthy bones and in regulating blood pressure. It also enables proper nerve functioning, good blood circulation, strong immune system and a healthy heart.



Magnesium deficiency can lead to a number of ailments including hypertensiondiabetes, heart disease, chronic back pain, etc. Asthma is also widely known to be associated with magnesium deficiencies and can lead to irregular heartbeats and panic attacks. Magnesium deficiency occurs mainly due to unhealthy diet, alcohol abuse, excessive vomiting, and long-term diarrhea. 

Here are a few signs that indicate that you are suffering from magnesium deficiency.

  1. Muscle crampsRegular muscle cramps are the first symptoms of magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is extremely important for muscle growth and regeneration. It increases the intake of calcium and potassium- the two key elements important for muscle functioning. If you experience regular cramps, consult a physician immediately. Also, frequent muscle twitching and eye twitching might be symptoms of magnesium deficiency.
  2. MigraineMigraines are caused by a number of reasons and one such reason can be low magnesium levels in your body. Severe migraines should never be ignored as it can be due to an underlying medical condition. Check with your physician as in some cases, migraines can be treated if magnesium deficiency is addressed.
  3. Irregular heart beat: Irregular heartbeats and rhythms are the biggest symptoms of low magnesium levels in the body. Magnesium is extremely important for proper functioning of the heart and proper blood circulation in the body. If you are suffering from these symptoms for quite some time, seek medical attention immediately.
  4. Anxiety and restlessness: Restlessness and anxiety can be a norm of life for some people. There can be many explanations for this and one is magnesium deficiency. Magnesium can make our body and mind calm, and lack of this nutrient can cause depressions and restlessness. Increasing your magnesium level can help in reducing anxiety levels and restlessness.
  5. Fatigue and weakness: If you are experiencing black outs and constant weakness, then you may be suffering from low magnesium levels. Magnesium plays an important role in breaking down glucose into energy. This energy is needed for metabolism and fights the weakness of your body. Lack of magnesium can be harmful in the long run and you might experience extreme instances of weakness and fatigue.

Magnesium intakes: Always have a healthy magnesium rich diet to supplement your magnesium levels. You can best get them from foods such as almonds, avocado, bananas, beans, and pumpkin seeds. You can also opt for milk, cashews, potatoes and yogurt. You can intake magnesium supplements too, but do consult with your doctor before taking them.

Premature Ejaculation Home Remedies!

Dr. B Chandra 89% (91 ratings)
Diploma In Traditional Siddha, B.H.M.S
Sexologist, Bilaspur
Premature Ejaculation Home Remedies!

Best Home Remedies for Premature Ejaculation

Sexual concerns, including premature ejaculation (PE), are relatively common. Premature ejaculation happens when a man climaxes before he or his partner would have wanted during sex. Men dealing with premature ejaculation tend to orgasm within one minute of being stimulated sexually and are usually unable to delay ejaculation.

The condition affects as many as 1 out of 3 men, and can lead to frustration and anxiety. Some men with premature ejaculation may avoid sex as a result. But there are treatments that can help.

Natural treatments and home remedies for PE

Ayurvedic herbal medicine

Ayurveda is India’s traditional healing system. It relies on thousands of herbs to treat everything from diabetes to inflammation. Certain Ayurvedic medicines, such as kaunch beej, kamini vidrawan ras, and yauvanamrit vati, are thought to treat premature ejaculation when taken in capsule form twice daily with lukewarm water. Ayurvedic medicine has also been used to treat erectile dysfunction.

A 2017 Sexual Medicine study found that men who used Ayurvedic medicine saw a slight, but significant, increase in the time it took to ejaculate during sex. Known potential side effects include:

stomach pain
dizziness
mild pain
decreased libido
Chinese herbal medicine

A weekly or daily dose of Chinese herbal medicine — in particular, Yimusake tablets or Qilin pills — may treat premature ejaculation by boosting sexual stamina and improving energy. That same Sexual Medicine study found that different types of Chinese herbal medicine can increase ejaculation time by about two minutes. Known potential side effects include:

stomach pain
dizziness
mild pain
decreased libido
Topical creams

Over-the-counter topical anesthetic creams contain a numbing agent that can treat premature ejaculation by reducing sensation and delaying climax. Apply the cream to your penis 10 to 15 minutes before sex in order for it to be most effective. The 2017 Sexual Medicine study found that topical creams can help increase the time it took to ejaculate by a few minutes. Although generally well-tolerated, anesthetic creams can cause:

mild pain
mild burning sensation
decreased libido
a temporary loss of sensitivity
Lidocaine spray

Like topical creams, lidocaine spray can help treat premature ejaculation by desensitizing the penis and decreasing hypersensitivity. Use the spray 10 to 15 minutes before sex in order for it to work best. Known potential side effects include lowered libido and temporary sensitivity loss.

Zinc supplements

Zinc not only supports healthy immunity and cell growth, the essential mineral also helps produce testosterone as well as boost your libido and energy. Research has found a link between zinc deficiency and sexual dysfunction in men, so taking 11 milligrams of zinc per day — the recommended amount — may improve ejaculation time.

A 2009 study conducted on rats showed that zinc supplements can increase testosterone, which may improve sexual problems, such as premature ejaculation. Taking too much zinc, though, may cause:

nausea
vomiting
diarrhea
kidney and stomach damage
a metallic taste in your mouth
Dietary changes

In addition to zinc, magnesium also plays a role in your sexual health and can play a role in premature ejaculation, according to research. Incorporating foods into your diet that are rich in zinc and magnesium may help increase the time it takes you to climax. Those foods include:

oysters
pumpkin seeds
soybeans
yogurt
spinach
wheat germ cereal
almonds
kidney beans
chickpeas
sesame seeds
beef and lamb
dark chocolate
garlic
peas

Pause-squeeze technique

The pause-squeeze technique may help treat premature ejaculation by letting arousal dwindle before climax. When you feel you’re ready to ejaculate, stop and have your partner squeeze the end of your penis where the head joins the shaft. Have them hold the squeeze for several seconds until you no longer want to climax. Repeat this process as much as necessary. Eventually, you may be able to delay ejaculation without help.

Stop-start technique

The stop-start technique, also known as orgasm control or “edging,” can help delay climax by drawing out pleasure. When you feel the urge to ejaculate, stop having sexual activity completely. Once you feel less aroused, slowly start to have sexual activity again. Repeat this process as much as necessary to help you control ejaculation.

Pelvic floor exercises

Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles can have a big impact on how long it takes you to climax. A 2014 Therapeutic Advances in Urology study found that pelvic floor exercises can help men dealing with lifelong premature ejaculation control their ejaculatory reflex, increasing the time it takes for them to climax. To perform pelvic floor exercises:

Find the right muscles by stopping mid-stream while peeing or tightening the muscles that stop you from passing gas.
While laying down, contract your pelvic floor muscles for 3 seconds, and then relax for 3 seconds. Do this at least 10 times in a row. Repeat at least 3 times a day.
Gradually increase the number of seconds as your muscles become stronger. Try new positions, such as standing, walking, or sitting down.
Don’t forget to breathe, and remember to focus only on your pelvic floor muscles. Don’t tighten your abs, thighs, or buttocks.
‘Climax control’ condoms

Condoms, in general, may decrease sensitivity and keep you from ejaculating early. But there are also climax control condoms available over-the-counter that are either made of a thicker latex material or contain a numbing agent that’s meant to delay climax.

Masturbation

Masturbating an hour or two before you have sexual activity may help delay ejaculation during penetration. This sexual release should reduce your need to climax quickly.

Avoid sex for a period of time

This may seem counterintuitive, but focusing on other types of sexual activity instead of intercourse may help take the pressure off from your sexual encounters. Penetration isn’t the only way to reach sexual satisfaction, so think about other ways you and your partner can feel pleasure that won’t cause either of you distress or frustration.

Premature ejaculation is a completely normal and common type of sexual complaint that affects up to 40 percent of men in the United States. Any of these home remedies and natural treatments can help you manage your symptoms. But if premature ejaculation persists, you should see your doctor to rule out any underlying causes and explore other treatment options.
 

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Treatment of Enlarged Prostate!

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

Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

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

Homeopathic Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Homeopathic medicines for enlarged prostate helps to reduce prostate, painful micturation, repeated urination and bloody urine caused by prostate gland enlargement. Following are some homeopathic remedies which are very effective for enlarged prostate.

Chimaphilia
Sabal serrulata
Staphysagria
Thuja
Hepar sulphuris calcareum
Conium maculatum
Baryta 

Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Acupuncture treatments are very effective for Enlarged Prostate. The main aim of acupuncture treatment is to balance the disharmony, open the acupuncture channels, reduce inflammation, stop pain & bleeding, shrink prostate and smooth urination. 

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Conventional drug treatments include Finasteride and dutasteride that block a natural hormone that makes the prostate enlarge. Alpha-blockers can also help the symptoms of Enlarged Prostate, even in men with normal blood pressure. Some allopathic drugs are terazosin, doxazosin tamsulosin and alfuzosin. 

Surgical Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Surgery usually relieves the obstruction and incomplete emptying caused by Enlarged Prostate.  Following are the types of surgery that are used.

Transurethral surgery
Open surgery
Laser surgery

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Enlarged Prostate 

Avoid to eat spicy foods or drinking carbonated beverages
Reduce to eat Red meat
Eat foods containing more zinc such walnuts, pumpkin, seeds, safflower seeds and oysters. 
Other Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Yoga is really helpful to the enlarged prostate. It also helps tone the deep pelvic muscles there by promoting circulation. 

What is Enlarged Prostate?

Enlarged Prostate is a natural condition where the prostate gland slowly grows, causing pressure on the urethra. It is also called as BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)

Symptoms of Enlarged Prostate

A feeling of incomplete bladder emptying
Difficulty starting urination
Dribbling’ after urinating
Frequent urination
Burning with urination
Urgency to urinate
A discharge from the penis
Getting up frequently at night to urinate
Straining to urinate
Continued dribbling of urine
Returning to urinate again minutes after finishing

Causes of Enlarged Prostate

Genetics
Hormone imbalance
Cell-growth factor
Zinc deficiency
Obesity
Decreased testosterone level 

Risk factors of Enlarged Prostate

Age
Heredity
Marital status

Complications of Enlarged Prostate

Diabetes
Hypertension
Kidney failure
Bladder stones
Bladder cancer 

Diagnosis of Enlarged Prostate

Physicians to diagnose an enlarged prostate include:

Digital rectal exam.
Urine and blood tests
Ultrasound
Urine flow exam
Cystoscopy 

Precautions & Prevention of Enlarged Prostate 

Urinate when you first get the urge
Avoid alcohol and caffeine, especially after dinner.
Don’t drink a lot of liquid all at once
Keep warm and exercise regularly
Do not take cold and sinus medications
Reduce stress

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Acne Flare Up - What To Eat & What To Avoid?

Dr. Nitin Jain 84% (254 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), DDV, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Pune
Acne Flare Up - What To Eat & What To Avoid?

Intake of foods of high Glycemic Index (GI) worsens acne. GI measures the rate at which blood sugar levels rise because of the intake of foods containing carbohydrates such as soda, white bread, processed breakfast cereals, chips, baked and other junk foods. Diet and acne are directly related.

Therefore, you should adopt a perfect diet plan for your acne.

  1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: These have anti-inflammatory effects whereas foods with Omega-6 Fatty acids produce substances such as inflammatory prostaglandins. Such foods include walnuts, flaxseed oil, fish oil, fish roe (egg), sea foods, spinach, soybeans and chia seeds.
  2. Low Glycemic Foods: Eat non- starchy foods such as vegetables, legumes and fruits low on the GI count. Avoid carbs, especially simple carbs. Potatoes should be off your platter for quite some time.
  3. Vitamin A and Vitamin E: An ounce of almonds gives about 7.4 milligram of vitamin A. You can also consume almond milk or almond oil. Other foods rich in Vitamin A are sun flower seeds, sesame or pumpkin; Swiss chard, mustard greens, spinach, turnip greens, kale, plant oils such as wheat gram oil, sunflower oil, hazelnuts, pine nuts and avocado. Sources of vitamin A include liver, broccoli, orange, fatty fish.
  4. Avoid dairy products: They aggravate acne flare-ups because of the hormones contained in milk.
  5. Chromium Rich Foods: They stabilize levels of blood sugar. The suggested foods are orange pancakes, Tortellini and broccoli salad, alcohol-free sangria, such as grape juice, open-face ham sandwiches with Rye crisp bread. Other sources of chromium are onions, tomatoes, lettuce, and whole grains. For more effective results, include foods with Vitamin C that add to the absorption of chromium.
  6. Zinc-Rich Foods: Sources of zinc include cereals, wheat grams, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, meats, shell fish, squash seeds, fruits such as pomegranates and avocados, dark chocolates, spinach, mushroom, cashew nuts, almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts.
  7. Avoid intake of excess iodine: Excess iodine causes acne flare-ups.


 

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Treatment of Dandruff!

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

Treatment of Dandruff

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

Homeopathic Treatment of Dandruff

Homeopathic remedies are very helpful for removing the thick dandruff and scalp dryness after washing. Homeopathy has a deep understanding towards the treatment of dandruff. There are several homoeopathy medicines which give great relief in dandruff. Some of the medicines are as follows:

Arsenicum album
Calcarea carbonicum
Sepia
Graphites
Mezereum
Natrum mur
Sulphur 

Acupuncture Treatment of Dandruff

Acupressure affects muscular tension and blood circulation. It helps to enhance the blood circulation in the scalp thus making the scalp stronger and increasing the tenacity of the hairs. 

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Dandruff

Stress is often associated with dandruff. Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy helps in reducing stress. Reduced stress controls the flaking of skin. 

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Dandruff

The allopathic treatment of dandruff inevitably includes intake of oral medicines and drugs. Allopathic treatments should only be pursued after consultation with physician or a specialist 

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Dandruff

Diet rich in zinc such as shellfish, red meat and pumpkin seeds.
Omega 3 fatty acids help to prevent flaking scalp.
Avoid citrus fruits, bananas, tinned fruits
Avoid strong tea or coffee, condiments and pickles
 Other Treatment of Dandruff

Before sleeping in the night appling any oil on your scalp is the best treatment for curing dandruff.

 What is Dandruff?

Dandruff is an itchy skin disorder of the scalp that can develop during the normal growing process of the scalp’s skin cells. Dandruff is also known as scurf – its medical term is Pityriasis capitis. Dandruff is actually part of the shedding process each of us goes through on a regular basis

 Symptoms of Dandruff

Itchy and flaky scalp
Head may feel tight and tingly
Head may feel sore
Causes of Dandruff

Fungus malassezia that lives on human skin
Stress, anemia
Poor diet
Physical exhaustion
Heredity
Hormonal imbalance.
Excessive use of hair dryers and blowers
Poor scalp hygiene
Overuse of harsh shampoo
Certain skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema
Risk factors of Dandruff

Neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease
Lack of foods high in zinc, B vitamins or certain types of fats
Young adults are more at risk
Excessively oily scalp and hair 
Complications of Dandruff

Itchiness of the dandruff may injure the scalp while scratching.
Adverse reaction to any dandruff treatments that you may be using.
Lack of confidence and self-esteem 

Diagnosis of Dandruff

Your doctor will be able to diagnosis your dandruff very easily. Most of the time, he will just simply do an exam of your head. In most cases, dandruff can be self-diagnosed without the aid of a physician. 

Precautions & Prevention of Dandruff 

Avoid stress
Wash your hair at least twice a week
Use an oil-balanced formula for an oily skin
Avoid chemical based products such as sprays and hair colors.
Do not expose your skin to too much sun

ARTHRITIS - How To Manage Symptoms Effectively?

Dr. Faiyaz Khan Pt 91% (532 ratings)
MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Fellowship In Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (FOR) Advanced Diploma in Nutrition & Diet
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
ARTHRITIS - How To Manage Symptoms Effectively?

Arthritis is an inflammatory disease, destroying the synovial tissue of small joints like hand, wrist, elbow, feet etc.

Symptoms may include pain, weakness, morning stiffness and pain, stiffness and pain after a period of inactivity, joint swelling, restricted joint mobility leading to reduced function.

Certain people are with increasing risk of suffering from arthritis, they are:

Increased risk

Female sex

Exposure to tobacco smoke

Occupational dust (silica)

Air pollution

High sodium, red meat, and iron consumption

Obesity

Low vitamin d intake and levels

[ note that arthritis can't be cured but it's symptoms can be managed very effectively with proper medications, lifestyle and diet. ]

Remedies to manage arthritis and it's symptoms:

1). Exercise - exercise increases joint function by reducing pain & stiffness.

Exercises like aerobic, hydrotherapy works excellent.

2). Massage - massage soothes the pain and reduces swelling.

3). Diet - foods that aggravate arthritis should be avoided, they are:

. Sugar and artificial sweeteners

. Processed and junk foods.

. Excessive salt, oil, meat and alcohol.

. Refined carbohydrates and hydrogenated oils like canola oil, safflower oil, soyabean oil, rapeseed oil etc.

. Nightshade category foods like: potatoes, pepper, tomato, chili powder, capsicums, cherries, goji berries.

. Smoking cigarettes contain polycyclic hydrocarbon which are highly inflammatory.

Foods to have:

Their are various foods that help to fight arthritis symptoms and inflammation.

They are as follows:

. Omega 3 fatty acids: from seacod oil, fish oil, flax seeds and chia seeds, olive oil etc.

. Magnesium taken from pumpkin seeds, green leafy vegetables, almonds, nuts, dark chocolate, etc.

. Vit d3 (uvb) from sun exposure minimum of 30 mins for asian people who usually have brown to wheatish colour, for fair people 20 mins is sufficient, given the time of exposure is anywhere between 10am - 2pm during winters and 10am - 12pm in summers.

. Capsaicin - when used in the form of topical application locally, gives promising results.

. Probiotics (good friendly bacteria found in our gut) like lactobacillus, l. Rhamnosus, bifidibacterium, saccharomyces etc helps alot, food sources are: yogurt, sauerkraut, kombucha, kefir etc. (fermented foods or vegetables).

. Foods high in antioxidants and vit c helps to lower inflammation, foods like apple, guava, papaya, avocado, carrot, sweet potatoes, pineapple (bromelain) are rich in antioxidants like bioflavonoids which helps to fight ros (reactive oxidation species) of free radicals, thus helping to lower inflammation and pain.

. Proteolytic enzymes when taken two hours before meal or four hours after meal gives excellent anti-inflammatory properties, they are found in: pineapple, papaya (unripe), ginger, kiwi etc.
Serrapeptase is also a nutraceuticals enzyme found in natural plant enzyme in europe gives excellent pain relief.

. Curcumin with more than 85% pure organic biocurcuminoids gives phenomenal pain relief and stiffness in arthritis.

. Boswellia serrata also knows as indian frankincense, shallaki in sanskrit gives good pain relief when taken in more than 75% boswellic acid.

. Foods high in methylsulfonyl methane (msm) gives pain relief, foods like garlic, onion, cabbage, asparagus are high in msm.

. Bone broth - it has amino acids like proline and glycine which rebuilds connective tissue.

These natural remedies can be tried as complementary medicine along with conventional medical treatment, but make sure you seek advice with your nutritionally informed doctor and a nutritionist before taking any food supplements or nutraceuticals.

Conquer arthritis with" food is medicine" on world arthritis day - 12th october.

Sexual Disinterest In Women - How Can It Be Managed?

Dr. A. Kumar 88% (1920 ratings)
B.A.M.S., M.D.(A.M), EX-M.R.C.G.P., EX-M.R.S.H., EX-M.S.I.E.C.U.S, EX-M.S.S.S.S.
Sexologist, Mumbai
Sexual Disinterest In Women - How Can It Be Managed?

Are you experiencing a low libido or reduced sex drive lately? This is referred to as frigidity. The lack of sexual desire can arise from various psychological issues which need to be addressed. In some cases, a woman may experience low libido, refuses to have sex, and avoids sexual intimacy. In other cases, she may face difficulties in getting aroused or may experience pain or discomfort during sex. Frigidity can occur from both emotional, and physical issues, which cause great strain and distress to a woman’s relationships.

Diagnosis

If the lack of sexual desire, or frigidity becomes a major problem in your relationship, you can opt for various treatment options, depending on the underlying cause of frigidity, and the symptoms experienced.

Communication problems between a woman and her partner is a common reason which leads to frigidity in women. In a case of emotional problems, you should open up, or consult a psychologist for counselling.

Physical problems also cause frigidity and low libido in women. For this, you need to talk to a gynaecologist, or a general practitioner.

Causes

Sexuality involves several complex emotions and behaviour patterns, starting from romance, the feeling of intimacy, security to the feelings of desire and sensuality. There is no switch for intimacy which can be turned on when a partner wants to have sex. The situation or scenario has to feel right and comfortable before mutual enjoyment can be achieved.

Cures for Frigidity

Here are some effective ways of curing frigidity:

  1. Counselling of both the partners is required when frigidity is caused because of relationship problems.

  2. Psychotherapy is important for getting rid of your insecurities and hidden fears.

  3. Certain dietary modifications are essential. You should add oysters, avocados, olive oil, eggs, soy, pumpkin seeds, nuts, sprouts, soy, vitamin E, zinc, and chocolates to your diet.

  4. You can utilise herbs such as Damiana, chive, Kava Kava, wild yam, sarsaparilla, dong quai, ginger root, and Siberian ginseng for curing frigidity naturally. You can also use curative products made with the mentioned herbs, such as certain capsules, and gels.

  5. Regular exercise and yoga are important for boosting your sexual health.

  6. You may spend time with your husband watching erotic movies or reading erotic books together.

  7. You should sleep for long hours for uplifting your sexual desire.

  8. You should get rid of stress via methods such as spas, meditation, and other mindful exercises for unleashing your sexual potential.

  9. You can also take medicines which are DHEA and testosterone based for curing frigidity.

If you experience the symptoms of female frigidity and do not get aroused sexually, you must not ignore the matter and take professional help for curing it.

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How Can You Boost Your Memory?

Dt. Surbhi Saluja 86% (274 ratings)
Post Graduate Diploma In Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ludhiana
How Can You Boost Your Memory?

Eating healthy is very helpful for your mental and also your physical well-being. The mind requires nutrients just like your heart, muscles and lungs do. These can be derived from the following ingredients.

  1. Berries: Berries, particularly dark ones, such as cherries, blackberries and blueberries, are a great source of anthocyanins and different flavonoids that can boost your memory. Try to consume these in small portions at least twice a day. You can enjoy a handful in the form of snacks, add them in your cereal or bake them into a dessert like muffins or pancakes. Fresh, frozen or dried berries and cherries can reap you a lot of benefits other than memory boost as well.
  2. Avocados: Avocados are green powerhouse and are stuffed with mono-saturated fats containing both vitamin K and folate. Avocados prevent blood clots in the brain, protect you against strokes and enhance the cognitive capacity of the brain, both in terms of memory as well as concentration.
  3. Broccoli: Broccoli contains large amounts of vitamin K and choline. It tends to help keep your memory sharp. It is also filled with vitamin C where just one glass provides you with 150% of your recommended every day consumption.
  4. Coconut oil: Coconut oil fills in as a naturally calming, anti-inflammatory agent. It stiffens the cells in charge of inflammation and aggravation. It can help with memory loss as you age and will kill awful microscopic organisms that are present in your gut.
  5. Salmon: Salmon is a well-known ingredient amongst the most nutritious and healthy food items recommended for the brain. It is highly rich in Omega-3 unsaturated fats and keeps the brain running, gets rid of brain fog and improves memory.
  6. Pumpkin seeds: Highly rich in zinc than most seeds, pumpkin seeds supply this highly valuable mineral which is very important for improving memory and thinking abilities. These little seeds are also loaded with stress-busting magnesium, B vitamins and tryptophan that is a precursor to the good mood substance called serotonin.
  7. Walnuts: Walnuts are very well known for a positive impact on the heart’s health. Walnuts may likewise enhance the working memory and boost it further. One can take them as a snack at any point in the day, be it to fulfill late morning hunger or add them to cereal or serving of mixed vegetables for crunch. You can also blend them into a vegetable panfry for additional protein.

Different kinds of food products have different effects on the body as well as the brain. To have a healthy body, one definitely needs to have a sound and healthy mind. Eating junk food blocks certain functions of the brain over the years whereas, a healthy diet may help in keeping you physically, mentally and psychologically healthy.

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