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All About Myopia And Its Treatment In Homeopathy!

Dr. Swarup Kumar Ghosh 89% (82 ratings)
MD - Bio-Chemistry, MF Homeo (London), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
All About Myopia And Its Treatment In Homeopathy!

Myopia -

--> A condition in which close objects appear clearly, but far ones don't.

--> People with myopia can have difficulty clearly seeing a movie or tv screen or the whiteboard in school.

Myopia symptoms and signs:-

If you are nearsighted, you typically will have difficulty reading road signs and seeing distant objects clearly, but will be able to see well for close-up tasks such as reading and computer use.
Other signs and symptoms of myopia include squinting, eye strain and headaches. Feeling fatigued when driving or playing sports also can be a symptom of uncorrected nearsightedness.
If you experience these signs or symptoms while wearing your glasses or contact lenses, schedule a comprehensive eye examination with your optometrist or ophthalmologist to see if you need a stronger prescription.

What causes myopia?

Myopia occurs when the eyeball is too long, relative to the focusing power of the cornea and lens of the eye. This causes light rays to focus at a point in front of the retina, rather than directly on its surface.
Nearsightedness also can be caused by the cornea and/or lens being too curved for the length of the eyeball. In some cases, myopia is due to a combination of these factors.
Myopia typically begins in childhood and you may have a higher risk if your parents are nearsighted. In most cases, nearsightedness stabilizes in early adulthood but sometimes it continues to progress with age.

Myopia treatment:-

Nearsightedness can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery. Depending on the degree of your myopia, you may need to wear your glasses or contact lenses all the time or only when you need very clear distance vision, like when driving, seeing a chalkboard or watching a movie.

Good choices for eyeglass lenses for nearsightedness include high-index lenses (for thinner, lighter glasses) and anti-reflective coating. Also, consider photochromic lenses to protect your eyes from UV and high-energy blue light and to reduce your need for a separate pair of prescription sunglasses outdoors.

If you're nearsighted, the first number (" sphere") on your eyeglasses prescription or contact lens prescription will be preceded by a minus sign (–). The higher the number, the more nearsighted you are.

The advantage of homeopathic treatment:-
Homeopathy is a wonderful science of treatment with medicines made from natural substances. These medicines are safe from toxic side-effects and make a dynamic impact at the root level to heal the condition and restore good health. A major advantage of the homeopathic mode of treatment in myopia is that it stops further progression of the condition. Homeopathic medicines can thus provide supportive treatment in myopia. They are equally effective in persons of all age groups.

Homeopathic medicines for myopia:-
Top grade homeopathic medicines for myopia are pysostigma, Ruta, Viola odorata, oleum animale, and phosphorus.

  • Pysostigma - Pysostigma is well indicated for nearsightedness which is progressing rapidly, accompanied by pain in the orbits. The person experiences photophobia along with blurred vision. Spasm of the ciliary muscle, irritability of the eyes and dim vision are treated best with pysostigma.
  • Ruta - Ruta is one the most suitable homeopathic medicines for myopia with a severe headache. The person experiences pain while reading, sewing and performing other near-sighted activities. The weakness of the ciliary muscles and blurred vision are the signs to look out for prescription of Ruta. Ruta acts very well for eyestrain occurring from overuse of eyes.
  • Viola Odorata - Another of the useful homeopathic medicines for myopia is viola odorata. Myopia, where it is accompanied by severe pain in the eyes, is treated most effectively with homeopathic medicine viola odorata. In such cases, the person complains of severe pain in the eyes which radiates to the top of the head (vertex). The heaviness of the eyelids, flames before the eyes and nearsightedness are other symptoms that merit use of Viola odorata
  • Oleum Animale - Oleum animale is one of the most wonderful homeopathic medicines for myopia where the symptoms include blurred vision with smarting in the eyes. The person often sees glistening bodies before his eyes and complains of dim vision. Nearsightedness accompanied by twitching of the eyelids is also treated well with homeopathic medicine oleum animale.
  • Phosphorus - Phosphorus is one of the most highly recommended homeopathic medicines for myopia. Fatigue of the eyes and head even when the eyes are not being overused is a key symptom for prescription of phosphorus. It is one of the best indicated homeopathic medicines for myopia with weak eyesight and an aversion to light. A feeling of having sand in the eyes which gets better by rubbing may also be present. Frequent itching in the eyes with profuse lachrymation is also present. Nearsightedness with atrophy of optic nerve is treated well with homeopathic medicine phosphorus as well.
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Headache - Know Its Causes And Triggers!

Dr. Vikram Cheryala 86% (10 ratings)
MBBS, DNB, CCEBDM
General Physician, Hyderabad
Headache - Know Its Causes And Triggers!

Headache is a pain in any part of the head, including the scalp, upper neck, face (including the eye area).

A primary headache is caused by problems with or overactivity of pain-sensitive structures in your head. A primary headache isn't a symptom of an underlying disease.

What are the causes and triggers?

The three most common causes of a primary headache are:

  1. Cluster headache
  2. Tension-type headache
  3. Migraine

Some primary headaches can be triggered by lifestyle factors, including:

  • Alcohol, particularly red wine
  • Certain foods, such as processed meats that contain nitrates
  • Changes in sleep or lack of sleep
  • Poor posture
  • Skipped meals
  • Stress

Doctors focus on determining whether a headache has another cause. They also check for symptoms suggesting that a headache is caused by a serious disorder. If no cause is identified, they focus on identifying which type of a headache is present.

Tips that could help before seeking consultation:

  • Try to keep stress in check. Stay organized and prepared to minimize stressful situations. Have some fun, and don't overdo it at work.
  • Try incorporating meditation or yoga in your daily regime
  • Apply a heating pad, hot water bottle or warm compress to aching muscles. Or take a hot shower.
  • Apply an ice pack wrapped in a towel to the neck.
  • Practice good posture to ease muscle strain. While standing, keep shoulders back and head level, buttocks and abdomen pulled in. While sitting, keep your head straight and thighs parallel to the floor.

When to seek consultation?

In people with headaches, certain characteristics are cause for concern; these people should immediately seek medical consultation:

  • It occurs more frequently than usual
  • Are more severe than usual
  • Worsen or don't improve with appropriate use of over-the-counter drugs
  • Prevent you from working, sleeping or participating in normal activities
  • Headaches that cause you distress, and you would like to find treatment options that enable you to control them better
  • Tenderness at the temple (as when combing hair) or jaw pain when chewing
  • The presence of cancer or a disorder that weakens the immune system
  • Use of a drug that suppresses the immune system
  • Red eyes and halos seen around lights
  • If you are experiencing certain other symptoms like- headaches that increase in frequency or severity, headaches that begin after age 50, worsening vision, weight loss

A headache can be a symptom of a serious condition, such as a stroke, meningitis or encephalitis. Go to a hospital emergency room or your local emergency number if you have the worst headache of your life, a sudden, severe headache or a headache accompanied by:    

  • Confusion or trouble understanding speech
  • Fainting, drowsiness, confusion
  • High fever, greater than 102 f to 104 f (39 c to 40 c)
  • Numbness, weakness or paralysis on one side of your body
  • Stiff neck
  • Trouble seeing, speaking or walking
  • Nausea or vomiting (if not clearly related to the flu or a hangover)

If people with none of the above symptoms or characteristics start having headaches that are different from any they have had before or if their usual headaches become unusually severe, they should call their doctor.

Doctors can usually determine the type or cause of headaches based on the medical history, symptoms, and results of a physical examination. Depending on their other symptoms, the doctor may advise taking an analgesic or ask them to come for an evaluation.

Acupuncture Treatment!

Dr. Swarup Kumar Ghosh 89% (82 ratings)
MD - Bio-Chemistry, MF Homeo (London), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Acupuncture Treatment!

The researchers (xiao et al.) note that the acupuncture treatment group outperformed the drug control group. Acupuncture was more successful in fever reduction. The researchers conclude that “acupuncture at dazhui has a definite therapeutic effect on high fever due to the common cold.” 

The researchers tested the efficacy of dazhui on traditional chinese medicine (tcm) differential diagnostic subgroups. To that end, they determined that “needling dazhui shows a better therapeutic effect in patients with the wind-heat type common cold compared with patients who had the wind-cold type common cold.” the acupuncture treatment group had 52 wind-cold type patients and 81 wind-heat type patients. The control group had 52 wind-cold type patients and 76 wind-heat type patients.

The research team provided a basic description of each diagnostic pattern in the subgroups. The wind-cold group had a severe aversion to cold with mild fever, absence of sweating, headaches, aching pain in the joints, nasal congestion with a heavy voice, clear phlegm, and a floating or tight pulse. Secondary symptoms for the wind-cold type included an itchy pharynx, coughing, thin and white sputum, no thirst or thirst with a liking for hot drinks, and a thin, white, moist tongue coating.

Dazhui performed well for the wind-cold subgroup; however, even greater results were achieved in the wind-heat subgroup. The primary symptoms for the wind-heat type subgroup include a dmild aversion to cold with a high fever, sweating, dry pharynx, sore and red throat, nasal congestion, yellow and turbid phlegm, and a floating and rapid pulse. The secondary symptoms included headaches, coughing, sticky and yellow sputum, thirst with desire to drink, and a tongue with a thin, slightly yellow coating with redness at the tip and margins of the tongue body.

Procedures

Patients in the drug control group received a 2 ml antondine injection. Patients in the acupuncture treatment group received a 20 minute session of electroacupuncture. Dazhui (gv14) was applied using a hand-held probe as the ground for electroacupuncture. A 0.30 mm × 40 mm disposable acupuncture needle was inserted into the acupoint to a standard depth. After the arrival of deqi, the acupuncture needle was retained for twenty minutes per acupuncture session. During needle retention, electroacupuncture stimulation was added to the acupoint using a dense-disperse wave (2/100 hz). Intensity was within a range of 8–20 ma and was set to patient tolerance levels or until muscle contractions were observable.

Evaluations

Subjective and objective instruments quantified patient outcomes. First, the body temperature was recorded at several data points: prior to electroacupuncture and 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 4, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, and 24 hours after completion of the acupuncture treatment. The researchers note, “after treatment, the body temperature at all observation time points in the [acupuncture] treatment group were lower than those in the [drug] control group.”

The onset of action time refers to the duration of time it takes for a drug or acupuncture to decrease the body temperature by 0.5 degrees celsius from the start of treatment. Acupuncture demonstrated significant results. The onset of action time averaged 1.42 hours in the acupuncture treatment group and 3.44 hours in the drug control group.

Acupuncture significantly reduced fevers and restored the body to a normal temperature (37 degrees celsius) in 75.9% of cases, which was significantly more effective than the drug used for the control group. Notably, the wind-heat group had slightly better results with acupuncture than the wind-cold group. This is consistent with traditional functions of the acupoint utilized in the investigation.

Design

Researchers used the following study design. A total of 261 patients were randomly divided into an acupuncture treatment group and a drug control group. For the control group patients, intramuscular injection of antondine was administered. The treatment group received acupuncture with electrical stimulation to the acupoint. Inclusion criteria were established and included the following:

Meets biomedical medicine diagnostic criteria for the common cold
Meets tcm diagnostic criteria for the common cold
Axillary temperature ≥ 39.0 degrees celsius
Age between 15–65 years
Signed informed consent forms
Patients who had the following conditions were excluded:

Receiving treatment affecting the study's measurement indicators
Mental disorders
Pregnant or lactating
Atypical pneumonia and other infectious diseases

The results indicate that the electroacupuncture application of dazhui (gv14) is safe and effective for the alleviation of high fevers. The researchers note that this “method of acupuncture at dazhui (gv14) has a define therapeutic effect on high fever of common cold, and [especially] for wind-heat type common cold.” to learn more, consult with a licensed acupuncturist. Dr. Swarup kumar ghosh. Homoeophysican, & exp acupuncture 04 years, acupessure, & yoga, allopathy. Or ayurvedic 3 years same knowlege.  Acupuncture reduces fevers for patients with the common cold. 
The research quantified the antipyretic actions of acupoint dazhui (gv14). The onset of initial effective action and full relief to normal body temperature times were measured. The results were compared with a control group receiving a medication with antipyretic actions.

Dazhui (gv14) outperformed the antipyretic drug for relieving fevers in patients with the common cold. The drug control group received antondine. The treatment group received electroacupuncture at dazhui (gv14). The researchers note" one electrode was attached to the needle handle, and the other was hand-held by patients as a reference electrode"

The researchers (xiao et al.) note that the acupuncture treatment group outperformed the drug control group. Acupuncture was more successful in fever reduction. The researchers conclude that “acupuncture at dazhui has a definite therapeutic effect on high fever due to the common cold.” 

The researchers tested the efficacy of dazhui on traditional chinese medicine (tcm) differential diagnostic subgroups. To that end, they determined that “needling dazhui shows a better therapeutic effect in patients with the wind-heat type common cold compared with patients who had the wind-cold type common cold.” the acupuncture treatment group had 52 wind-cold type patients and 81 wind-heat type patients. The control group had 52 wind-cold type patients and 76 wind-heat type patients.

The research team provided a basic description of each diagnostic pattern in the subgroups. The wind-cold group had a severe aversion to cold with mild fever, absence of sweating, headaches, aching pain in the joints, nasal congestion with a heavy voice, clear phlegm, and a floating or tight pulse. Secondary symptoms for the wind-cold type included an itchy pharynx, coughing, thin and white sputum, no thirst or thirst with a liking for hot drinks, and a thin, white, moist tongue coating.

Dazhui performed well for the wind-cold subgroup; however, even greater results were achieved in the wind-heat subgroup. The primary symptoms for the wind-heat type subgroup include a dmild aversion to cold with a high fever, sweating, dry pharynx, sore and red throat, nasal congestion, yellow and turbid phlegm, and a floating and rapid pulse. The secondary symptoms included headaches, coughing, sticky and yellow sputum, thirst with desire to drink, and a tongue with a thin, slightly yellow coating with redness at the tip and margins of the tongue body.

Procedures

Patients in the drug control group received a 2 ml antondine injection. Patients in the acupuncture treatment group received a 20 minute session of electroacupuncture. Dazhui (gv14) was applied using a hand-held probe as the ground for electroacupuncture. A 0.30 mm × 40 mm disposable acupuncture needle was inserted into the acupoint to a standard depth. After the arrival of deqi, the acupuncture needle was retained for twenty minutes per acupuncture session. During needle retention, electroacupuncture stimulation was added to the acupoint using a dense-disperse wave (2/100 hz). Intensity was within a range of 8–20 ma and was set to patient tolerance levels or until muscle contractions were observable.


Evaluations

Subjective and objective instruments quantified patient outcomes. First, the body temperature was recorded at several data points: prior to electroacupuncture and 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 4, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, and 24 hours after completion of the acupuncture treatment. The researchers note, “after treatment, the body temperature at all observation time points in the [acupuncture] treatment group were lower than those in the [drug] control group.”

The onset of action time refers to the duration of time it takes for a drug or acupuncture to decrease the body temperature by 0.5 degrees celsius from the start of treatment. Acupuncture demonstrated significant results. The onset of action time averaged 1.42 hours in the acupuncture treatment group and 3.44 hours in the drug control group.

Acupuncture significantly reduced fevers and restored the body to a normal temperature (37 degrees celsius) in 75.9% of cases, which was significantly more effective than the drug used for the control group. Notably, the wind-heat group had slightly better results with acupuncture than the wind-cold group. This is consistent with traditional functions of the acupoint utilized in the investigation.

Design

Researchers used the following study design. A total of 261 patients were randomly divided into an acupuncture treatment group and a drug control group. For the control group patients, intramuscular injection of antondine was administered. The treatment group received acupuncture with electrical stimulation to the acupoint. Inclusion criteria were established and included the following:

Meets biomedical medicine diagnostic criteria for the common cold
Meets tcm diagnostic criteria for the common cold
Axillary temperature ≥ 39.0 degrees celsius
Age between 15–65 years
Signed informed consent forms
Patients who had the following conditions were excluded:

Receiving treatment affecting the study's measurement indicators
Mental disorders
Pregnant or lactating
Atypical pneumonia and other infectious diseases

The results indicate that the electroacupuncture application of dazhui (gv14) is safe and effective for the alleviation of high fevers. The researchers note that this “method of acupuncture at dazhui (gv14) has a define therapeutic effect on high fever of common cold, and [especially] for wind-heat type common cold.” 

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Neck Problems - Can It Cause Dizziness & Headache?

Dr. Pinky Parekh 89% (973 ratings)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Bachelor of Physical Therapy
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
Neck Problems - Can It Cause Dizziness & Headache?

Poor neck posture-induced cervical vertigo and pain in the neck are common conditions in modern society. These can lead to seemingly unrelated issues such as trouble in swallowing, numbness, recurrent headaches, and even balance issues. We will investigate how these issues are related to neck pain in the passages below.

The human neck, also known as the cervical spine, comprises of the spinal cord and the brain. The neck is a connected physical network that consists of muscles, joints, nerves, and bones. The core function of the neck is to offer stability, nerve communications, and strength to the human body. Complications and problems arising from this structure can cause various health problems as below.

  • Balance problems: Difficulty in maintaining the normal balance of the body remains one of the most prominent symptoms associated with neck pain. Patients with neck problems exhibit a persistent unsteady disposition. They may fail to maintain balance while standing, walking, or sitting. This leads to difficulty in negotiating everyday situations and conducting normal daily work routines. People who suffer from cervical vertigo or poor neck posture-related issues tend to suffer from general imbalance. Bodily movement and locomotion can exacerbate this condition.
  • Headaches: A headache or pain in the head is a prominent symptom of pain in and around the neck or head. Patients are advised to seek medical advice before they embark on a course of medication or exercises. Migraines, excessive stress, and depression can also be responsible for headaches. People suffering from neck problems also complain about experiencing throbbing or sharp pain in the head or any particular spot around the head or neck region. In the case where headaches are caused by neck problems, the neck tends to become tender at the top portion, right at the base of the skull. In headaches induced by neck pain, the pain moves from the head to the behind of the eyes and can even cause ear pain or tinnitus.
  • DizzinessThe term dizziness refers to experiencing or having sensations like wooziness, lightheadedness, or unbalanced movement. When these conditions are heightened, the patient may faint and lose consciousness. Dizziness is not a disease but a mere symptom of certain health issues. Neck problems are one of them. Often people experience dizziness when they suffer from neck issues or cervical vertigo for extended durations. This degrades the quality of life, and in such cases, they experience a feeling of the surrounding environment spinning every time they turn their head while sitting upright or along the vertical axis. Sometimes, along with the neck problem-induced dizziness, vomiting and nausea may follow.

Doctors and health professionals must examine a persistent neck problem and its severity. The subsequent physiotherapy treatment and the time required to eliminate the problems may vary. However, there’s no denying that when it comes to dealing with neck problems, such as chronic neck pain or wry neck or even neck stiffness or cervical vertigo, the physiotherapy techniques remain the best recommendation.
 

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Treatment of Ear infection!

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

Treatment of Ear infection

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

Homeopathic Treatment of Ear infection

Homeopathic treatment works to strengthen the health of the child. It helps to reduce severe earache accompanied by a thick colored discharge from the nose or ears. Some of the homeopathic remedies for treatment of ear infection are:

Aconitum napellus
Belladonna
Chamomilla
Ferrum phosphoricum
Pulsatilla
Silicea

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Ear infection

Acupuncture can help local circulation, relive muscle tension and reduce inflammation due to virus .this in turn help earache or ear infections. Acupuncture will help reduce the trend of antibiotic overuse and the development of resistant strains of bacteria.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Ear infection

In the allopathic Treatment of Ear infection, over-the-counter acetaminophen or ibuprofen is prescribed to relieve pain. Prescription eardrops such as antipyrine-benzocaine (Aurodex) may provide additional pain relief.

Surgical Treatment of Ear infection

Surgical Treatment of Ear infection is called a myringotomy. During this procedure, a surgeon creates a tiny hole in the eardrum that enables him or her to suction fluids out of the middle ear. A tiny tube is placed in the opening to help ventilate the middle ear and prevent the accumulation of more fluids. Some tubes are intended to stay in place for six months to a year and then fall out on their own. Other tubes are designed to stay in longer and may need to be surgically removed.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Ear infection

Include lots of the anti-inflammatory foods like ginger, garlic, turmeric, cayenne, fish oils and raw pineapple in your diet.
Eliminate foods like fats, caffeine, aspirin, salt, sugar, and fried foods.
Eliminate dairy foods which thicken and increase mucus

Other Treatment of Ear infection

Apply cold or warm compresses, depending on what your child is comfortable with.

What is Ear infection?

An ear infection is the most common cause of earaches. The infection in the middle ear very often accompanies a common cold, the flu, or other types of respiratory infections. Ear infections are often painful because of inflammation and buildup of fluids in the middle ear.

Symptoms of Ear infection

Ear pain
Tugging or pulling at an ear
Difficulty sleeping
Drainage of fluid from the ear
Diminished hearing
Sore throat
Crying more than usual
Acting more irritable than usual
Loss of balance
Headache
Fever
Loss of appetite
Vomiting
Diarrhea

Causes of Ear infection

It is caused by a bacterium or virus in the middle ear.

Risk factors of Ear infection

Family history
Between the ages of 6 months and 2 years
Babies who drink from a bottle, especially while lying down
During the fall and winter when colds and flu are prevalent
Exposure to tobacco smoke or high levels of air pollution can
American Indians and Inuits of Alaska and Canada

Complications of Ear infection

Hearing loss
Speech or developmental delays
Untreated infections 

Diagnosis of Ear infection

Diagnosis of Ear infection involves the following tests:

Pneumatic otoscope to look into the ear
Tympanometry
Acoustic reflectometry
Tympanocentesis

Precautions & Prevention of Ear infection

Avoid secondhand smoke
Breast-feed your baby for at least six months.
If you bottle-feed, hold your baby in an upright position
Prevent common colds and other illnesses
Talk to your doctor about vaccinations

What Should Be Checked Before Expired Medicines Are Thrown Out?

Dr. Arvind Kanchan 88% (150 ratings)
MD - Physiology, MBBS
General Physician, Lucknow
What Should Be Checked Before Expired Medicines Are Thrown Out?

When it comes to health, there is no taking a chance. Most of us are in the habit of storing some medicines at home, which could come in handy, say for a headache or an acidity attack. However, these often remain in the medicine kit for a long time before they are actually used. So, finally when the day arrives when there is an actual need for it, we are not sure if it is still usable. The one thing we dread is the use of a medicine, which is past its expiry date.

What if there is an adverse event? What if there is a complication or a side effect?
Then, if we are not in a position to get a fresh pill, we would rather endure the pain or acidity than pop that outdated pill. Is it really prudent to do so? I say otherwise. Most medicines have the expiry date to indicate the date or time, until when the drug would have the most potency and efficacy. Meaning to say, the drug may become weak (take longer to act or may require more of the drug to produce the same effect) when taken after the listed expiry date.

The truth is that most pharma companies list a date, which could be months, if not years, ahead of the actual expiry date. In reality, a drug never really expires. Most medicines can be used up to a few months after this date. Some medicines may even be useful after years of their expiry date.

It depends as to what the medicine is for:

  1. Painkillers are usually harmless to take beyond the expiry date. If there is no effect (even prolonged), then try to get a fresh one.
  2. Chronic medications like anti-hypertensives and anti-diabetic medications can be used up to a few months at the most, not beyond. Make sure to monitor readings to check for the efficacy. Often times, a greater dose may be required to get the desired effect, but this should not be done without medical supervision.
  3. Biologic products like EpiPen, eye drops or injectable substances should not be used, if they are cloudy. In fact, most of these should be kept for a very short period after opening.
  4. With any expired medicine, keep your doctor posted, especially your chronic meds to seek further advice and information.

The place and the way the drug is stored also may help in retaining its strength. A drug stored in the fridge is safer than something stashed away in a cupboard with a lot of other things. Keep these in mind, and take a call!

How to Deal with Female Sexual Dysfunction?

Gautam Clinic Pvt Ltd 93% (7776 ratings)
Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
How to Deal with Female Sexual Dysfunction?

How to Deal with Female Sexual Dysfunction?

Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) can be caused by both physical (e.g. illness, medication, hormone imbalance, etc.) and psychological (e.g. history of abuse, beliefs, mood, body image, etc.) factors. However, the definition of FSD isn’t based on a set of pre-determined factors that compare your current situation to some sort of so-called ‘normal’ situation. FSD is based on how YOU feel and whether YOU think there’s a problem. If you are concerned about your sexuality, or are not satisfied with the level of pleasure (or lack thereof) you are experiencing, then FSD may be the cause.

Understand what Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) means. FSD is only diagnosed if it is causing YOU significant distress about your sexuality. FSD can cause problems, or interfere, with a woman’s ability to respond sexually.

Know about the psychological causes of FSD. Formal diagnoses of FSD from a psychological perspective is based on the definitions provided in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which is used by psychologists and psychiatrists in Canada and the United States. There are three types of FSD as per this manual:

  • Female Orgasmic Disorder (also known as anorgasmia) is when a woman has trouble experiencing an orgasm, or she is able to experience an orgasm, but it’s not as strong as it use to be.
  • Female Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder is when a woman has significantly reduced interest in sex, or is unable to be aroused. This can include having no interest in having sex, not experiencing any erotic thoughts or sexual fantasies, and the inability to become aroused from stimulation. Sometimes this, the most common kind of female sexual dysfunction by far, is also known as hypoactive sexual desire disorder or inhibited sexual desire disorder.
  • Gentio-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder is when a woman has pain or anxiety with vaginal penetration. Depending on the specifics, this is also known as vaginismus(involuntary muscle spasms in the vagina that can be caused by scars, injuries, irritations or infections) or dyspareunia (pain during or after intercourse that can be caused by vaginal dryness, medications or hormonal changes) or vulvodynia (pain in the vulva). The specific name of the issue is based on the cause of the pain, as opposed to the fact that you have pain. There are physical therapists who specialize in helping women with these issues. Muscle relaxants and topical analgesics can also help.
  • These psychological problems can be caused by untreated anxiety or depression, or a history of sexual abuse. They can also be caused by: ongoing (sometimes internalized) issues you have with your partner. stress associated with work for family responsibilities; concern about your sexual performance; unresolved sexual orientation issues; and body image and self-esteem issues.

Review the physical or medical causes of FSD. There are many physical and medical reasons why you may experience FSD, they include:

  • Medical conditions including cancer, kidney failure, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and bladder problems. You won’t discover you have one of these issues because you experience FSD. Rather one of these issues that you already have may be the cause of your FSD.
  • Medications such as antidepressants, blood pressure medications, antihistamines and chemotherapy drugs can decrease sexual desire and the ability to have an orgasm. Depression itself can also cause sexual dysfunction. Oral contraceptives are also known to decrease sexual desire.
  • Hormonal changes that occur after you’ve given birth and while your breastfeeding, and after you’ve gone through menopause, can decrease sexual desire. These changes also cause physical changes to your genital tissues that may reduce the overall sensation in that area and cause vaginal dryness.

Realize what FSD is not. FSD is not any and every problem with a woman’s sexuality, and there is no ‘normal’ for women to measure themselves against. Normal is what you want it to be and are comfortable with. 

  • Not being able to orgasm during intercourse, but requiring clitoral stimulation to orgasm, is not FSD. This is actually quite common among many women.
  • Simply not being interested in having sex, or being unable to become aroused by a partner, is not FSD. There are a large number of reasons why sex may not be welcomed, including: ongoing stress; tiredness; a new baby; headaches; etc.

 

 

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Cow Urine Therapy!

Dr. Sumit Doraya 92% (421 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jaipur
Cow Urine Therapy!

Indian cow  is considered sacred.Cow has all necessary elements required for healthy life. In ayurveda, cow's urine is holy and fully secured for treating various ailments. Cow urine tastes nutty, helpful in balancing vata, pita, kafa in body. Cow's urine is not only a general medicine it is a natural panacea for all diseases. It is natural anti-septic, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-allergic and it is called sanjeevani. 
It is the key to treat infectious disease, provides longevity and removes all blood disorders, oral disorders, eye disorders, mental and physical disorders, act as anti-cancer agent and excellent elixir. 
Cow urine helps to stop ageing, removes toxic substances from the body, detoxifies liver, kidney and is light in digestion.

Scientific view: cow's urine is enriched with iron, copper, nitrogen, sulfur, maganese, carbolic acid, magnesium, enzymes, minerals, vitamins, such as a, b, c, d, e, uric acid, hormone, gold arid etc. 
It removes toxic substances from the body through urine. 
Boosts immunity and acts as disinfectant. Regular consumption of cow's urine completes the deficiency of micro elements. Spray cow's urine to eliminate the effects of negative energy surrounding in your home. Cow urine is considered holy and has the power to eliminate all negative effects. 
If you suspect that someone has done sorcery empiricism then gomutra is the best remedy for it. 
Spray cow's urine upon your body. 
People who are suffering from cancer and aids are taking cow's urine therapy. Cow's urine relieves stress and sharpens the memory. 
85 to 90 % constipation and colon disorders get cured with the help of cow's urine. Relieves intestinal worms, inflammation and ascites disorders. 
It is highly beneficial for anemia, skin disorders and hemorrhoids. 
Regular consumption of cow's urine mixed with honey and lemon water is helpful to reduce weight.

Consumption of cow's urine improves the digestive system and reduces fever. Relieves asthma and nervousness. 
Cow's urine relieves pain by massaging on the affected area. 
Relieves high blood pressure, depression and headache. 
It also relieves baldness and sinusitis. 
Empty stomach consumption of cow's urine relieves jaundice. 
It is highly beneficial for diabetes. 
Washing face twice daily with cow's urine relieves acne and pimples. 
Prevents from cardiovascular diseases. It internally cleans the kidney, liver and all the parts. 
It is highly beneficial for brainy disorders. Improves breathing system.

Dosage: consume 15ml cow's urine by adding 50ml of water early in the morning (empty stomach) and evening. 
Due to the consumption of cow's urine if diarrhea occurs, no need to worry. 
It is the good symptom. 
Consume less amount in the beginning and then slowly raise the amount of dosage.

What to avoid - apathya 
Do not consume meat and alcohol while taking cow urine therapy.
 

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Headache - How Homeopathy Can Help Manage It?

Dr. Bankim Patel 85% (10 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Vadodara
Headache - How Homeopathy Can Help Manage It?

Homeopathy as a branch of medicine has evolved drastically over the years.  Unlike others, homeopathy's greatest advantage is its complete lack of side effects and its ability to treat a myriad of diseases and ailments. One of the most common causes of concern for most people is a nagging perpetual headache. Over the years, homeopathy has developed various medicines to confront and treat different kinds of headaches.

Some of the different kinds of headaches and homeopathic remedies associated with them are:

  1. Throbbing and excruciating pain in the head: In case you are suffering from constant throbbing (or excruciating) pain with the agony occurring mostly in the front and right side of the head, Belladona is the most trusted medicine you must go for. Belladona works wonders in treating shooting pains that mostly aggravate through the course of the day. One of the most important advantages of Belladona is its ability to relieve you of the pain for a long time, with very less chance of any recurrence. 
  2. Headache as a result of hangover or problems in digestion: Consumption of excessive alcohol or problems in digestion and constipation also contribute to a throbbing headache located mostly over one of the eyes. In such a scenario, the homeopathic medicine called Nux Vomica is extremely effective. This treats the headache emerging from the host of issues and also alleviates the lingering sensation of nausea and giddiness that are often accompanied with the pain.
  3. Severe headaches that result in vomiting: Sometimes, the pain may be located on the top of the head with its severity increasing with the advancement of the day. In case you are suffering from such a headache, chances are vomiting may follow as a result of the intensity. In such a situation, a medicine called Sanguinaria should be administered.  The medicine works best if you lie down after having it. 
  4. Headache emerging from partial blindness: Headaches and vision are inextricably related. Therefore, in case you are suffering from partial blindness or any other visual disorder, chances are that a severe headache will soon follow suit.  In such a situation, you could also suffer from nausea and tendencies of vomiting. The homeopathic medicine called Iris is extremely beneficial in reducing the intensity of such headaches.
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Types Of Headache And Their Causes!

Dr. Sonu Singh 90% (299 ratings)
MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Diploma In Rheumatology, Post-Graduate Diploma In Sports Injury Rehabilitation, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Certified Posture Specialist
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
Types Of Headache And Their Causes!

Headaches and migraines are one of the most common types of pains that patients can face. There are many types of headaches that may afflict people and there are a number of reasons that can be attributed as their cause.

Let's look at some of the types of headaches and their causes:
Facial headaches - This is an ache, which is usually centered on the face, the crown, and the forehead. In this headache, movements of the head and face may also cause problems.

  • Causes: The main cause for facial headaches tends to be sinusitis, a condition in which the cavities in the skull get blocked. Sinusitis may also happen due to a cold as this has often been accompanied by a runny nose as well.
  • Treatments: The best treatment for this issue would be to treat the underlying condition, i.e. the cold or the blockages. Using the prescribed variety of decongestants and inhalers can vastly improve the situation.


Migraines - This is an intense pain on one side of the head that can last for a few hours to a few days. Most of the pain is sometimes centered behind the eye, and many people report extreme sensitivity to light as well as sound. It can be debilitating to some people who suffer from a severe form of it.

  • Causes: Migraines are one of the most complicated problems to diagnose and there can be a variety of reasons for it. Triggers may include food or lack of it and also be caused by other underlying physiological reasons.
  • Treatments: Although there are certain painkillers, which are available, it is best to consult a doctor to know the root cause and thus, avoid the triggers or take appropriate medicines if necessary.


Tension Headaches - These headaches are induced by periods of stress, anxiety, anger and other mental distresses.

  • Causes: These headaches are a result of stress, which may result in the decrease of the blood flow to the brain due to the stiffening of the head and neck muscles.
  • Treatments: Over the counter drugs such as paracetamol or ibuprofen can help improve them, but it is better to consult a physician before undertaking self-medication.


Cluster Headaches - These are the most potent form of headaches that can be very painful. They usually originate as a piercing pain in the head with pressure on the eye and can even lead eye inflammation, and watery and droopy eyes.

  • Causes: Certain neural functions originating from the hypothalamus can cause this issue and this type of headache may be triggered by alcohol, smoking or other forms of strong smells.
  • Treatments: Generic painkillers may not be able to correct the issue quickly enough and this may require the administering of special injections or nasal sprays.

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

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