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Central dogma of ayurveda.

Dr. Mukhtar Bhat 87% (66 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PGDHHM
Ayurveda, Jammu
Central dogma of ayurveda.
Central dogma of ayurveda.
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Central Pain Syndrome - All You Need To Know About It!

Dr. Gautam Das 92% (2257 ratings)
MD, FIPP
Pain Management Specialist, Kolkata
Central Pain Syndrome - All You Need To Know About It!

It is a form of neurological problem and is caused by the harm or injury of the vital nervous system. It consists of the brain, the brainstem, as well as the central spinal cord. This class of disease can happen by the stroke, the numerous scleroses, the tumors, epilepsy, the brain or Parkinson’s disease. The nature of pain linked with this type of syndrome differs moderately because of the diversity of the potential causes. 

It may have an effect on a large part of the body or it may be more limited to the specific areas, like the part of the hands or the feet. Also, the degree of pain is normally related to the reason of the injury This pain is characteristically steady, it may create problems in severe way, as well as it is often created inferior while the touching or any kind of the movement, emotion, as well as the temperature changes, generally the chilly weather. People experience pain sensations; the most important of which is burning. 

The features are 

  1. Mixed with the burning 
  2. The pressing 
  3. The slashing 
  4. Throbbing painon an uncovered nerve 

Individuals might sense numbness in the areas inhabited by the pain. The blazing, as well as, the loss of touch sensation is normally most harsh on the few parts of the body. 

Different kinds of the treatment 

The type of the treatment offered may offer a number of the reductions of the pain, other than not the whole relief of the soreness, for those persons exaggerated by this problem. The medicines of this treatments are- 

  1. The tricyclic antidepressants 
  2. Anticonvulsants medicines can be helpful. 
  3. Intravenous medications 
  4. Lignocaine and Ketamine 
  5. Deep brain stimulation 
  6. Definitions of the prognosis 

It is not a type of deadly disease, but this kind of the syndrome makes a big part of chronic pain as well as the great suffering amongst the greater part of the persons who are going through this type of troubles. 

What kind of research is being done? 
A lot of the organizations dynamically follow a line of investigation program seeking the latest type of the treatments for the chronic pain as well as the damage of human nervous system. The main intentions of this form of examination are to enlarge the habits to more ingeniously treat as well as potentially repeal the debilitating conditions like this type of the syndrome. The pain medications frequently offer reduction of the pain, but not total relief from the pain, for those persons who are affected by this. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a pain management specialist.

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Erectile Dysfunction & Venous Leakage - How Ayurveda Can Help You Recover?

Dr. Rahul Gupta 94% (17413 ratings)
MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Dehradun
Erectile Dysfunction & Venous Leakage - How Ayurveda Can Help You Recover?

Erectile dysfunction, commonly known as ED is a persistent inability to get and maintain a normal erection that is indeed needed to permit a satisfactory sexual experience. Even after the advancement of medical science, it remains a common problem affecting many men and their partners all around the world.

  • Venous related erectile dysfunction: Vascular abnormalities are the most common cause of erectile dysfunction, further in this, the corpora caverns are unable to retain blood resulting into erection problems. Simply we can say the veins that supply the penis are unable to retain blood in them, so the blood escapes from them resulting into a weak or no erection.The above can happen due to two reasons,Chemical reactions , due to drug abuse Physiological problems due to weak penile muscles and over masturbation.
  • Hormone related erectile dysfunction: Studies have shown that there is no direct link between testosterone levels and erectile dysfunction, but hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, elevated prolactin or cortisol.
  • Neurological and medication factors: stroke, multiple sclerosis, autonomic dysfunction, spinal cord injuries are some of the neurological factors that trigger erectile dysfunction and cause a lot of problem, also some studies conducted over a large male population have shown that about 30 per cent of prescribes medications cause erectile dysfunction, blood pressure medications, beta blockers, diuretics, antidepressants,, sedatives, heart medication, chemotherapies, are some of them named.

Ayurveda to the rescue
Believe it or not, Ayurveda has the answer to all the medicinal problems that the vast scientific technologies have not yet explores, erectile dysfunction is no different than them all. Following simple Ayurvedic medication can cure erectile dysfunction,

  • Brihat vata chintamani & 125 mg with jaggery (gur) twice a day 
  • Trailokya rasa chintamani 125 mg with jaggery (gur) twice a day 
  • Ashwagandharishta 1 tablespoon with equal water thrice a day
  • Brahmi ghrita 1 tablespoon with 100 ml cow's milk twice a day 

Also, with that medication you will need to change your diet plan and will need to eat according to Ayurvedic experts, here it comes. Basmati rice, wheat, moong dal, milk, butter, ghee, boiled eggs, meat, chicken soup, deer, rabbit, mutton, grapes, dates, mango, figs, pomegranate, powdered sesame seeds will help you with the problem and hopefully you’ll say a goodbye to your problem.

I think we have discussed it all about the issue of erectile dysfunction and its ayurvedic cure, does not matter which gender you are, if you are a male you should take the steps right away to enjoy a good and healthy sexual life and if you are a female reading this then you must read it and save this article so you can help your companion who suffers from the problem of erectile dysfunction, thank us later! In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Relation Between Central Obesity and Cardiovascular Mortality in People of Normal Weight

Dr. Karan Thakkar 88% (144 ratings)
MD - Pharmacology, ECFMG certified , MBBS
General Physician, Navi Mumbai
Relation Between Central Obesity and Cardiovascular Mortality in People of Normal Weight
Researchers have found that central obesity is a risk factor for mortality even among individuals with normal body mass index. The results also suggest that waist to hip ratio might be a better marker than bmi for mortality risk. As noted by the authors, bmi is a measure of both lean and fat mass, whereas whr is associated with visceral fat accumulation, which has a stronger association with adverse metabolic profile than does bmi alone.
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Tips For Ensuring Patient Safety In Healthcare Settings!

Dr. Vikram Jeet Singh 89% (26 ratings)
MD - Physician, PG Diploma Diabetes, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Delhi
Tips For Ensuring Patient Safety In Healthcare Settings!

Patients look up to the us, doctors as their life savers. They expect to be cured for their ailments and to be made whole again. However, doctors are humans and humans can make mistakes. A mistake made by a doctor can have serious implications on the patient’s health and hence must be avoided at all costs. A report by the WHO put medical errors amongst the top ten killers. It is said that 1 in every 10 patients admitted to a hospital will experience an adverse event. Thus, the WHO has also put down a few guidelines for patient safety, which not only doctors but patients must also take care of.

Here are a few tips you could consider.

  1. Prevent the spread of infections: At any given point of time, 1.4 million people across the world suffer from infections caught in a hospital. Offering single bedrooms are an effective way to limit the transmission of infections from one patient to another. Also, pay attention to your air filtration system and provide multiple hand wash stations. Simple measures can also help reduce blood stream infections associated with a central line. Whenever a venous catheter needs to be inserted, wash your hands, clean the skin thoroughly, remove unnecessary lines and only then perform the insertion.
  2. Pick Blood Donors carefully: Many surgical procedures and treatments require blood transfusions. If attention is not paid to testing blood before it is administered to the patient, there could be serious complications. It is the duty of the hospital to provide safe and sufficient blood supply. For this, the WHO recommends a proper assessment of blood donors and testing their suitability to donate blood at each occasion. Blood transfusion services should also be able to screen for diseases that can be transmitted through transfusion.
  3. Use good design principles: A fall from a chair or bed can elongate a patient’s recovery. Hence, pay attention to how your hospital has been designed to reduce the risk of such events. Avoid steps and slippery tiles as far as possible. Sensitive bed and chair alarms could also be used to alert a nurse whenever a patient needs assistance. Nurse stations should also be decentralized so that the nurses have easy access to the patients. According to WHO guidelines, a hospital’s ventilation system should provide a minimum average ventilation rate of 60 l/s/patient for general wards.
  4. Prevent surgical infections: Surgical infections are rare but they still can happen. To reduce the risk of surgical infections, doctors and nurses must sanitize their arms up to their elbows with antiseptic soap before performing surgery. According to WHO guidelines, hands must be washed for a minimum of 2 minutes before any procedure. Special, gowns, masks, hair covers and gloves must be used by anyone in the operation theatre. After surgery, the caregivers must again wash their hands and forearms with antiseptic soaps, even though their skin did not come in direct contact with the patient.

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

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Discussing Erectile Dysfunction With Your Doctor

Dr. Kamaraj 89% (81 ratings)
MBBS, DMRD, MD - General Medicine, MHS (Sexual and Reproductive Medicine, Ph.D in Reproductive medicine
Sexologist, Chennai
Discussing Erectile Dysfunction With Your Doctor

Anyone in today's time can contract any type of disease, thus it is important that we ensure to take care of ourselves and that of our loved ones. Sex is one of the important elements in achieving a happy relationship between any couple. But, there are instances when a person lacks sex drive and it causes bitterness in the relationship. As far as a male is concerned, sexual arousal also called as erectile dysfunction is one of the major causes that affect the sexual relationship. But, you can remedy this situation by consulting your doctor.

The process of sexual arousal: The process of sexual arousal is a complicated procedure wherein the central nervous system plays a very dominant role. The arousal can happen because of visual simulation, smell and touch. In such a situation, the message is immediately transmitted to the central nervous system. Once the message is received at the central nervous system, certain chemicals get released from the nerve ending in the penis. Now, blood secretes into the erectile body of the penis, which in turn cause sexual arousal also called as erectile.

When one or more of the above processes is blocked or get disrupted it results in Erectile Dysfunction.

This issue can be further discussed as follows:

  1. In this busy world, many males suffer from the problem of Erectile Dysfunction. At the same time, there are several causes that affect the sexual arousal in the case of males. The causes could be classified as psychological and physiological. Some of the psychological problems are depression, anxiety, stress and problem with the relationship.  
  2. As far as physiological problems are concerned, obstructive pulmonary disease, high blood pressure, obesity, sleep disorder, Hemochromatosis (high iron in the blood), Scleroderma (hardening of the skin), vascular diseases are some causes that affect Erectile Dysfunction. In addition to this, imbalance in the hormones either in Thyroid, testosterone or prolactin can also result in Erectile Dysfunction. This imbalance can be caused because of either overactive or underactive thyroid or other related glands.

Effects: Erectile Dysfunction can increase the level of anxiety and stress. It can affect the self-esteem of the individual.  Unsatisfactory sex life can also cause bitterness between the couples.

Remedial measures: There are remedies to the problem of Erectile Dysfunction. Once you notice the problem, you should consult your doctor. There are several medicines that can help in reducing stress and anxiety. In fact, there are also several medicines to tackle issues like Hemochromatosis or Scleroderma. In addition to this, the doctor may also suggest a suitable diet and change in your lifestyle. The doctor may suggest exercises, Yoga or meditation that can help you deal with problems like obesity, blood pressure, stress and anxiety. The ideal approach would be to consult your physician at the earliest.

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Patient Safety - 4 Tips You Must Always Remember!

Dr. Tarun Jhamb 90% (18 ratings)
MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
Patient Safety - 4 Tips You Must Always Remember!

Patients look up to doctors as their life-savers, they expect them to give the best treatment and to restore their health completely. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the doctors and the entire medical staff to serve patients with complete adherence, so that patients can recover at the earliest and their health problems are treated to the best. 

However, doctors are humans and humans can make mistakes. And, a mistake committed by a doctor can have serious implications not only on a patient’s life but on the lives of the people associated with them, therefore, be avoided at all costs. A report by the WHO stated that medical errors are amongst the top ten killers. It is said that 1 in every 10 patients admitted to a hospital experiences an adverse event. Even a slightest mistake by the medical staff can actually jeopardize the life of the patient while a few safety measures can save their life. The WHO has put down certain guidelines for patient safety, which all doctors and medical staff should be careful about.

4 Things that doctors and medical staff must remember.

  1. Prevent the spread of infections: At any given point of in time, 5.2 million people in India suffer from one or the other infections due to medical errors. Offering single bedrooms are an effective way to limit the transmission of infections from one patient to another. Also, it is important to pay attention the air filtration system and provide multiple hand wash stations. Simple measures can also help reduce blood stream infections associated with a central line. Whenever, a venous catheter needs to be inserted, wash hands, clean the skin thoroughly, remove unnecessary lines and only then perform the insertion.
  2. Pick Blood Donors Carefully: Many surgical procedures and treatments require blood transfusions. If attention is not paid to testing blood before it is administered to the patient, there could be serious complications. It is the duty of the hospital to provide safe and sufficient blood supply. For this, the World Health Organization recommends a proper assessment of blood donors and testing their suitability to donate blood at each occasion. Blood transfusion services should also be able to screen for diseases that can be transmitted through transfusion.
  3. Use Good Design Principles: A fall from a chair or bed can elongate a patient’s recovery. Hence, pay attention to how the hospital has been designed to reduce the risk of such events. Avoid steps and slippery tiles as far as possible. Sensitive bed and chair alarms could also be used to alert a nurse whenever a patient needs assistance. Nurse stations should also be decentralized so that the nurses have easy access to the patients. According to WHO guidelines, a hospital’s ventilation system should provide a minimum average ventilation rate of 60 l/s/patient for general wards.
  4. Prevent Surgical Infections: Surgical infections are rare but they still can happen. To reduce the risk of surgical infections, doctors and nurses must sanitize their arms up to their elbows with antiseptic soap before performing surgery. According to WHO guidelines, hands must be washed for a minimum of 2 minutes before any procedure. Special, gowns, masks, hair covers and gloves must be used by anyone in the operation theatre. After surgery, the caregivers must again wash their hands and forearms with antiseptic soaps, even though their skin did not come in direct contact with the patient.

In case of any concern or query consult an expert!

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When an Itchy Penis Comes From a Super Fungus

Dr. Vinod Raina 89% (5841 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
When an Itchy Penis Comes From a Super Fungus


Yeast infections are often thought of as a women's issue, but they are also common among men and can definitely be a penis health concern. In men, this infection is commonly called thrush or candidiasis, and it can make for a very, very itchy penis. The term candidiasis comes from candida, which is the fungus that causes this yeast infection. But there are several forms of candida, and in recent years there has emerged a form called a super fungus - and not because it stands for truth, justice and the American way.

Candida auris

The medical name for this particular super fungus is candida auris (sometimes called c. auris). The form of candida most commonly causing an itchy penis is candida albicans, and it's a pain all by itself.

When a guy has "regular" thrush, the yeast has spread across a portion of the penis. Usually this is the glans or, if a man is intact, the foreskin, especially underneath the foreskin. A rash typically forms, which is not attractive; but the bigger problem is that thrush itches like crazy. (Sometimes the fungus can also appear in the mouth, where it is even more annoying.)

Although thrush is not considered a sexually-transmitted infection, it can be passed through sex. Often a guy will pick it up from an infected partner (or vice versa) and the two may pass it back and forth for some time. Wearing a condom can help cut down on the risk of transmission.

While a pest, regular candida can usually be treated fairly easily with oral or local antifungal medications.

Super fungus

But the super fungus version, candida auris, is not as easy to dismiss as regular thrush. An itchy penis is the least of a guy's concerns here - and indeed, the penis is one of the less likely sites for this super fungus to strike. Ear infections and open wounds are more common targets.

Candida auris was first noticed in 2009, and although it is still rare, it is spreading rapidly. In addition to an itch at the infected site, it is possible for the fungus to enter the bloodstream, which can cause serious and even fatal consequences; more than half of those who reach the blood poisoning phase have died.

Beyond itching, fever and chills are common. The fungus is resistant to many forms of antifungal treatment, although the earlier it is caught, the better the response. People with diabetes have an increased chance of contracting it, as do many people in hospital or nursing home settings - especially those with a central venous catheter or who have recently undergone surgery.

Most men with an itchy penis are unlikely to have contracted this super fungus; however, if they also experience fever or chills or have other unusual symptoms, they should check with a doctor to determine if there is anything they should do. Checking with a doctor for regular thrush is not a bad idea, either.

The idea of a super fungus that can turn an itchy penis into a serious condition is scary - but again, it is rare. Instead of fretting, a guy should focus more attention of his overall penis health by daily using a first rate penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) Penis skin can be strengthened by a crème that includes a powerful antioxidant like alpha lipoic acid. This can combat excess free radicals and thereby prevent oxidative damage. It also is beneficial if the crème contains vitamin B5, also called pantothenic acid, a vital nutrient that is required for cell metabolism and the maintenance of healthy tissue.

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When an Itchy Penis Comes From a Super Fungus

Dr. Vinod Raina 89% (5841 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
When an Itchy Penis Comes From a Super Fungus


Yeast infections are often thought of as a women's issue, but they are also common among men and can definitely be a penis health concern. In men, this infection is commonly called thrush or candidiasis, and it can make for a very, very itchy penis. The term candidiasis comes from candida, which is the fungus that causes this yeast infection. But there are several forms of candida, and in recent years there has emerged a form called a super fungus - and not because it stands for truth, justice and the American way.

Candida auris

The medical name for this particular super fungus is candida auris (sometimes called c. auris). The form of candida most commonly causing an itchy penis is candida albicans, and it's a pain all by itself.

When a guy has "regular" thrush, the yeast has spread across a portion of the penis. Usually this is the glans or, if a man is intact, the foreskin, especially underneath the foreskin. A rash typically forms, which is not attractive; but the bigger problem is that thrush itches like crazy. (Sometimes the fungus can also appear in the mouth, where it is even more annoying.)

Although thrush is not considered a sexually-transmitted infection, it can be passed through sex. Often a guy will pick it up from an infected partner (or vice versa) and the two may pass it back and forth for some time. Wearing a condom can help cut down on the risk of transmission.

While a pest, regular candida can usually be treated fairly easily with oral or local antifungal medications.

Super fungus

  • But the super fungus version, candida auris, is not as easy to dismiss as regular thrush. An itchy penis is the least of a guy's concerns here - and indeed, the penis is one of the less likely sites for this super fungus to strike. Ear infections and open wounds are more common targets.
  • Candida auris was first noticed in 2009, and although it is still rare, it is spreading rapidly. In addition to an itch at the infected site, it is possible for the fungus to enter the bloodstream, which can cause serious and even fatal consequences; more than half of those who reach the blood poisoning phase have died.
  • Beyond itching, fever and chills are common. The fungus is resistant to many forms of antifungal treatment, although the earlier it is caught, the better the response. People with diabetes have an increased chance of contracting it, as do many people in hospital or nursing home settings - especially those with a central venous catheter or who have recently undergone surgery.
  • Most men with an itchy penis are unlikely to have contracted this super fungus; however, if they also experience fever or chills or have other unusual symptoms, they should check with a doctor to determine if there is anything they should do. Checking with a doctor for regular thrush is not a bad idea, either.
  • The idea of a super fungus that can turn an itchy penis into a serious condition is scary - but again, it is rare. Instead of fretting, a guy should focus more attention of his overall penis health by daily using a first rate penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) Penis skin can be strengthened by a crème that includes a powerful antioxidant like alpha lipoic acid. This can combat excess free radicals and thereby prevent oxidative damage. It also is beneficial if the crème contains vitamin B5, also called pantothenic acid, a vital nutrient that is required for cell metabolism and the maintenance of healthy tissue.

When an Itchy Penis Comes From a Super Fungus

Dr. Vinod Raina 89% (5841 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
When an Itchy Penis Comes From a Super Fungus


Yeast infections are often thought of as a women's issue, but they are also common among men and can definitely be a penis health concern. In men, this infection is commonly called thrush or candidiasis, and it can make for a very, very itchy penis. The term candidiasis comes from candida, which is the fungus that causes this yeast infection. But there are several forms of candida, and in recent years there has emerged a form called a super fungus - and not because it stands for truth, justice and the American way.

Candida auris

The medical name for this particular super fungus is candida auris (sometimes called c. auris). The form of candida most commonly causing an itchy penis is candida albicans, and it's a pain all by itself.

When a guy has "regular" thrush, the yeast has spread across a portion of the penis. Usually this is the glans or, if a man is intact, the foreskin, especially underneath the foreskin. A rash typically forms, which is not attractive; but the bigger problem is that thrush itches like crazy. (Sometimes the fungus can also appear in the mouth, where it is even more annoying.)

Although thrush is not considered a sexually-transmitted infection, it can be passed through sex. Often a guy will pick it up from an infected partner (or vice versa) and the two may pass it back and forth for some time. Wearing a condom can help cut down on the risk of transmission.

While a pest, regular candida can usually be treated fairly easily with oral or local antifungal medications.

Super fungus

But the super fungus version, candida auris, is not as easy to dismiss as regular thrush. An itchy penis is the least of a guy's concerns here - and indeed, the penis is one of the less likely sites for this super fungus to strike. Ear infections and open wounds are more common targets.

Candida auris was first noticed in 2009, and although it is still rare, it is spreading rapidly. In addition to an itch at the infected site, it is possible for the fungus to enter the bloodstream, which can cause serious and even fatal consequences; more than half of those who reach the blood poisoning phase have died.

Beyond itching, fever and chills are common. The fungus is resistant to many forms of antifungal treatment, although the earlier it is caught, the better the response. People with diabetes have an increased chance of contracting it, as do many people in hospital or nursing home settings - especially those with a central venous catheter or who have recently undergone surgery.

Most men with an itchy penis are unlikely to have contracted this super fungus; however, if they also experience fever or chills or have other unusual symptoms, they should check with a doctor to determine if there is anything they should do. Checking with a doctor for regular thrush is not a bad idea, either.

The idea of a super fungus that can turn an itchy penis into a serious condition is scary - but again, it is rare. Instead of fretting, a guy should focus more attention of his overall penis health by daily using a first rate penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) Penis skin can be strengthened by a crème that includes a powerful antioxidant like alpha lipoic acid. This can combat excess free radicals and thereby prevent oxidative damage. It also is beneficial if the crème contains vitamin B5, also called pantothenic acid, a vital nutrient that is required for cell metabolism and the maintenance of healthy tissue.

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