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De Addiction

Multi Speciality Clinic
Multi Speciality, Pune
De Addiction

The term 'addiction' is defined as a chronic weakening disorder for people, who use habit forming substances like tobacco, alcohol, drugs and others. Addiction has a propensity to make one feel ecstatic. Such substances are toxic and will soon prove to be lethal for a person. De-addiction is the process of disengaging oneself from the usage of habit forming substances. The process of de-addiction is slow; it requires a great deal of self-control and determination to achieve adequate results.

Why should you give up on the addiction of any kind and opt for de-addiction?

One must opt for the process of de-addiction owing to the following reasons:

1. It helps you to successfully diagnose the underlying psychiatric issues that are responsible for your habit formation

2. It helps you get rid of harmful practices that make your body toxic

3. It helps you to develop your morality and enables you to understand your responsibilities better, it clears your clouded judgement

4. You get a chance to develop your personal cognitive skills

5. It helps you regain your lost respect and dignity among your friends and family

6. It improves your relationship with your family and makes you a responsible member of the family

7. It improves your health conditions and allows to actively take part in your daily activities actively

What is the role of an addicts friends and family in the process of de-addiction?

The family members of the addict plays an important role in the process of de-addiction. Usually, it is the family members, who encourage the addict to give up on their addiction. The support and constant encouragement of the family enable the addict to pull through the steps of de-addiction with ease. Most addicts tend to give in to their temptation during the course of de-addiction, but if their family members keep an eye on the addicts actions closely and make it a point to provide them with necessary counselling and rehab facilities, then the addicts might not give in to their weak moment. The support of their friends is also indispensable, they look after their friend who has a history of addiction and ensures that he/she does not go down the same dark alley again.
 

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - What To Expect

Dr. Kunal Das 90% (11 ratings)
DM - Gastroenterology, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
Gastroenterologist, Noida
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - What To Expect

Irritable bowel syndrome which is referred to as IBS, in short, is a set of health symptoms that occur at the same time. These symptoms include abdominal pain, changes in bowel movements such as diarrhoea and constipation. You may experience these symptoms in the digestive tract without noticing any visible signs. An irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder that occurs as a result of interactions with the brain and the gut; this is related to functional gastrointestinal disorders. Therefore, irritable bowel syndrome is a type of functional gastrointestinal disorder. The problems can result in the gut-turning extremely sensitive. This alters how the muscles contract in the bowel movements. There are certain home remedies that you can adopt in order to gain some relief from irritable bowel syndrome which is as follows:

  1. A Fiber-Rich Diet: Fiber-rich food items can provide relief from a case of constipation. But at the same time it can cause gas, and in case you are a person already suffering from gas, it will increase it. It can lead to cramping as well. Once you start having fiber-rich food items such as beans, vegetables and fruits, try to gradually increase the amount in your daily diet. If you want to avoid the discomforting feeling of bloating and gas you can take fiber supplements instead. Also, make sure that stay miles away from food items that show even the slightest chance of triggering your symptoms.
  2. Time Matters: Skipping meals is never a good idea when it comes to your health. Also, make sure that you eat your meals at a fixed time every day. This practice will keep your bowel in proper functioning order. For patients suffering from frequent episodes of diarrhoea, eating small portions of food every few hours is a good option and for people suffering from constipation eating bigger portions of high-fiber foods will be extremely beneficial to facilitate smooth movement of the food through the intestines.
  3. Exercise Every Day: Exercising every day is a very healthy practice that ensures a healthy mind and body. Exercising not only stimulates body functions such as contractions of the intestines but also de-stresses you and relieves you from depressive thoughts.
  4. Include Probiotics: According to recent studies, it has been found that Probiotics can aid in providing relief from symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Probiotics are termed as ‘good bacteria’ that normally reside in the intestines and can also be found in yoghurt. There are also dietary supplements available that contain a considerable amount of Probiotics.
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Tourette's Syndrome - Let The 'Hichki' Not Be A Hitch To A Successful Career!

Dr. Vivek Kumar 89% (51 ratings)
DM - Neurology, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Medicine
Neurologist, Ghaziabad
Tourette's Syndrome - Let The 'Hichki' Not Be A Hitch To A Successful Career!

Let’s face it! Nothing gets us more excited than watching a character who faces several roadblocks, fights several hurdles to help underprivileged children become part of society. This movie “Hichki” is about a young woman who suffers from Tourette’s syndrome and fights against all odds to become the teacher she always knew she wanted to be.

Providing viewers with a wonderful story about the roller coaster of emotions that the protagonist goes through, the makers put the focus on Tourette’s syndrome, the stigma associated with it and the emotions of a person suffering from it goes through. While coming to terms with such a syndrome is one’s struggle, the uphill task is to get people around them to accept it!

Understanding What Is Tourette’s Syndrome

Tourette’s syndrome is attributed to involuntary and repetitive movements and sounds produced in a body. These are uncontrollable actions and at present approximately 1 million people in India suffer from this syndrome. It is neurological problem, first diagnosed by Dr. Georges Gilles De La Tourette in 1885 in a 86-year old French woman.

It is a chronic condition where symptoms can occur as early as in a 3-years old. While the most severe symptoms are presented in the teen years, most of these symptoms improve during the late teens and into adulthood.

Symptoms:

Generally, the involuntary movements also known as tics are classified as simple and complex.

  1. Simple: As far as the basic version of this condition is concerned, you will find that it is limited to sudden and jerky movements associated with certain muscle groups. For instance, the simple tics include eye blinking, shrugging, facial grimacing, and vocalizations. The vocalization can be in form of grunting, sniffling or throat clearing where the condition is mild.

  2. Complex: The motor tics in the complex version of this condition may include head twists, violent shoulder shrugs, hops, bending, twisting or even touching objects. As far as the vocalizations go, it may include words and phrases while the dramatic symptoms may present the person using cuss words as well.

Implications and Treatment:

One positive thing associated with this syndrome is that it doesn’t cause an impairment and therefore there is no medication prescribed for it. Tourette’s syndrome does not affect one’s intelligence and hence it need not stop people from seeking a career of their choice.

However, the biggest concern of people affected by it is the social acceptance of their condition.

Also, those who are suffering from it must be provided with an ideal, tolerant and compassionate set-up where they are encouraged to work and learn to their full potential.

Further, as tic symptoms often do not cause an impairment, a majority of people suffering from it do not require any medication for tic suppression. However, effective medications are available for those whose symptoms interfere with their day-to-day functioning. Neuroleptics (drugs that may be used to treat psychotic and non-psychotic disorders) are the most consistently useful medications for tic suppression.

'Hichki' is a thought-provoking story about a young girl suffering from Tourette’s Syndrome who dreams of becoming a teacher. She faces the challenge head-on, triumphs her way into our hearts!" 

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

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De Quervain s Tenosynovitis

Senior Registrar/ Research Associate, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS, MCh. Orthopedics
Orthopedist, Ghaziabad
De Quervain s Tenosynovitis

  • De Quervains tenosynovitis occurs when the tendon around the base of thumb become swollen and inflamed. This puts pressure on nearby nerves, causing pain and numbness along the back of your thumb and index finger. The pain may get worsen when you use your hand and thumb.  A “catching” or “snapping” feeling or squeaking sound one may hear while moving thumb.

 

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De Quervain s Tenosynovitis

Senior Registrar/ Research Associate, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS, MCh. Orthopedics
Orthopedist, Ghaziabad
De Quervain s Tenosynovitis

 De Quervains tenosynovitis occurs when the tendon around the base of thumb become swollen and inflamed. This puts pressure on nearby nerves, causing pain and numbness along.

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De Quervain s Tenosynovitis!

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

Treatment of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis

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

Homeopathic Treatment of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some common homeopathic medicines for De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis are:

Ruta
Phyto
Rhodo
Rhus Tox
Caust
Silicea 

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis

For the treatment of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, needles would be placed on the wrist as well as other areas of the body to stimulate blood and qi flow and relax and nourish the tendons. As the liver is responsible for nourishing the tendons with blood and qi, points on the liver meridian and its paired organ meridian, the gallbladder, would also be needled.

Surgical Treatment of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis

Surgery involves a procedure in which your doctor inspects the sheath surrounding the involved tendon or tendons, and then opens the sheath to release the pressure and restore free tendon gliding.

Other Treatment of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis

Apply ice to the affected area
Do strengthening exercises for your thumb and hand musculature
What is De Quervain’s tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a painful inflammation of the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. These tendons are encased in sheaths, or sleeves, through which the tendons slide.

Symptoms of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis

Swelling near the base of your thumb
Pain when moving the thumb away from the hand
A fluid-filled cyst in the same region as the swelling and pain
Difficulties with activities requiring a firm grip
A “sticking” or “stop-and-go” sensation in your thumb when trying to move it
A squeaking sound as the tendons tries to move back and forth through the inflamed sheaths

Causes of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis

Chronic overuse of your wrist
Direct injury to your wrist or tendon; scar tissue can restrict movement of the tendons
Inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis

Risk factors of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis

Being female
Age between 30 to 50
Complications of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis

Severe pain
Less strength and flexibility in your hand
Range of motion may be severely restricted 
Diagnosis of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is diagnosed based on the typical appearance, location of pain, and tenderness of the affected wrist. In a Finkelstein test, you bend your thumb across the palm of your hand and bend your fingers down over your thumb. Then you bend your wrist toward your little finger. If this causes pain on the thumb side of your wrist, the test is considered positive.

Precautions & Prevention of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis

Avoid excessive movements such as hand and wrist twisting, pinching and forceful gripping

premenstrual syndrome

Dr. Kamaksha Prasad 90% (2068 ratings)
DSTD,MBBS
Sexologist, Howrah
premenstrual syndrome
nearly all women suffers some mood changes/breast pain/abdominal pain/hot flushes headache, fatigue, insomnia, bloating, uncontrollable food cravings, irritability, depression, feelings of loneliness, rejection … days just before their periods. sexual desires also changes in those days. so, irritation/ feel of unsatisfaction wipe off the peace of mind..
its due to sex hormone changes in your body during that time mainly estrogen & FSH.
try to control your emotion by doing yoga- it acts like miracle. eyes closed & deep breathing in & out in the early morning makes you calm & control your sex steroid releasing hormones through hypothalamus.slow body twisting improves your circulation in lower abdominal organs.
for abdominal/breast pain-try to use home remedies like cold compress/ cold cod oil massage.
diet- raw onion and pumpkin seeds. flaxseed oil, evening primrose oil lavender and tea in the evening. try to have vegetables and fish- avoid meats.
**do not let your hormones to control your mind**
in severe cases, you may need medicines, consult your physician- we are always their to solve your problems.
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Piriformis Syndrome

Dr. Punnam Gupta 88% (174 ratings)
BPTh/BPT; certificate in sports medicine, PGCR, Diploma in Sports Medicine
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis Syndrome

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Surfing Syndrome!

Dr. Kishore Sabbu 92% (388 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MD Internal Medicine
General Physician, Visakhapatnam
Surfing Syndrome!
  • Referring internet extensively regarding health issues is creating confusion and a lot of psychological stress to the persons reading the information.
  • Always consult your doctor whom you believe for your health issues.

Klinefelter Syndrome

Dr. Sharath Kumar C 87% (1355 ratings)
Ph.D (Male Infertility), M.S (Infertility), D.G.L.S, D.R.C.O.G, C.Sc., D.M.R.D, M.B.B.S
Sexologist, Bangalore
Klinefelter Syndrome

Klinefelter syndrome, also known as the xxy condition, is a term used to describe males who have an extra x chromosome in most of their cells.

Klinefelter syndrome is named after Dr. Henry klinefelter, who first described a group of symptoms found in some men with the extra x chromosome. About one of every 500 males has an extra x chromosome, but many don't have any symptoms.

Symptoms:

  • Symptoms depend on how many xxy cells a man has, how much testosterone is in his body, and his age when the condition is diagnosed.
  • As xxy males enter puberty, they may have a taller, less muscular body, less facial and body hair, and broader hips than other boys. As teens, xxy males may have larger breasts, weaker bones, and a lower energy level than other boys.
  • Xxy adult males look similar to males without the condition, although they are often taller and may have autoimmune disorders, breast cancer, vein diseases, osteoporosis, and tooth decay.

Fertility:
Xxy males can have normal or subnormal sex lives, but they usually make little or no sperm and are infertile. Some times, they are impotent also.

Treatment:

  • The xxy chromosome pattern cannot be changed. Treatments involve physical, speech, occupational, behavioral, mental health, and family therapists, and testosterone replacement therapy.
  •  Even though all men with klinefelter syndrome have the extra x chromosome, not every xxy male has all of those symptoms. 
  • Because not every male with an xxy pattern has all the symptoms of klinefelter syndrome, it is common to use the term xxy male to describe these men, or xxy condition to describe the symptoms. 
     
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