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Pre-Pregnancy Health Care & Tips!

Dr. Yuvakshi Juneja 85% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Pre-Pregnancy Health Care & Tips!

When it comes to pregnancy, caring for your body begins even before conception. Preconception health care focuses on what you need to do before getting pregnant and increases your chances of having a healthy baby. For some women, it can take a merely a few months to prepare their body for pregnancy while for others, it can take longer.

Here are a few steps to help you get ready for a healthy pregnancy.

  1. Visit the doctor: Your first visit to a doctor should be scheduled long before you conceive a child. Your doctor will typically want to know what medication you are on and if any vaccinations are scheduled. He or she will also discuss your medical history and any medical conditions that may affect the baby’s development. You may be asked to undergo a routine blood and urine test to check your hormone levels and rule out any infections. A visit to the dentist is also a good idea.
  2. Start nutritional supplements: Expectant mothers are almost always advised to start folic acid supplements early in the pregnancy. This helps the development of the baby in its first few weeks of life and helps prevent birth deformities such as spina bifida. Other supplements that may be recommended include zinc and calcium. However, it is always a good idea to take these supplements only after consulting a doctor.
  3. Make positive lifestyle changes: If you drink alcohol or smoke, now would be a good time to stop. Alcohol and nicotine can affect your baby’s health and hence it is important to cleanse your body of these toxins before conception. Alcohol and caffeine have both been linked to the risk of miscarriages and lower the chances of conceiving a baby. Consider moving if you live around a toxic atmosphere and shifting jobs if your work stresses you out too much.
  4. Exercise: Regular exercise helps keep you fit and boosts your stamina and immunity. Regular exercise also helps avoid pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia and diabetes. Additionally, it helps keep weight gain under control and can help shorten labour time. However, do not start anything extremely strenuous but limit yourself to simple exercises like walking and swimming.
  5. Maintain a healthy weight: Being overweight can increase your risk of pregnancy complications and hence if you are planning on conceiving a child, now is the time to reach a healthy BMI. To do this, you must follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Being underweight can also trigger problems and hence you should talk to your doctor about finding a way to reach the optimum weight.
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Karwachauth Special!

Dt. Kanchan Khurana 86% (10 ratings)
M.SC Food and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Noida
Karwachauth Special!

This karwachauth load yourself with lots of nuts and protein during sargi, which will give you adequate energy for the entire day!

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Navratri Diet!

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 91% (14566 ratings)
M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Navratri Diet!

Navratri Diet!

खजूर और छुहारे खाने के फायदे और नुकसान - Khajur Aur Chuhare Khane Ke Fayede Aur Nuksaan!

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 89% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
खजूर और छुहारे खाने के फायदे और नुकसान - Khajur Aur Chuhare Khane Ke Fayede Aur Nuksaan!

वैसे तो अंग्रेजी में खजूर को ‘डेट’ और छुहारे को ‘ड्राइ डेट’ कहा जाता है. जबकि दोनों में नमी और सूखेपन का अंतर होता है. खजूर का अपना ही चार हजार सालों से पुराना इतिहास है. विश्व में कुछ ही फ़ूड में सल्फर पाया जाता है उन्ही में से एक खजूर होता है. स्वाद में मीठे होने के साथ ही यह कार्बोहायड्रेट से पूर्ण होते है, इसी कारण इन्हें एनर्जी का भरपूर स्त्रोत माना जाता है. ताजे खजूर अधिक नरम होते है. वहीं छुहारे थोड़े सख्त होते है और इन्हें सूखा कर ही बनाया जाता है. अगर बात करें इनके प्रयोग की तो किसी भी चीज़ का अधिक सेवन नुकसान भी कर सकता है. ऐसे ही खजूर और छुहारे के फायदे और नुकसान दोनों ही होते है.

भारत की बात करें, तो छुहारे का प्रयोग कई प्रकार की मीठाइयों और रसोई में कई प्रकार के व्यजनों को पकाने के लिए भी किया जाता है. इसके अलावा, आयुर्वेद में भी छुहारे खाने का अपना ही फायदे बताए गए है. वैसे ही खजूर का प्रयोग भी कई प्रकार की दवा आदि में किया जाता है. इसके अलावा इन दोनों को बहुत से घरेलू उपचार में प्रयोग किया जाता है. अगर दोनों की कैलारी तुलना करें तो छुहारे में खजूर की तुलना में अधिक कैलारी होती है.

साथ ही फाइबर आदि के लिए छुहारे काफी अच्छा स्त्रोत होते है. जबकि कार्बोहाइडेट के मामले में खजूर कही अधिक लाभ देते है, क्योंकि इसमें छुहारे की तुलना में आधा कार्बोहाइडेट होता है. जबकि प्रोटीन और फैट की बात करें तो छुहारे में यह दोनों अधिक पाए जाते है. साथ ही विटामिन और आयरन की बात करें तो छुहारे, खजूर से अधिक लाभ देते है.

इसके अलावा खजूर और छुहारे के फायदे और नुकसान, जिसमें सबसे पहले खजूर के फायदे, जो इस प्रकार है -

दूध के साथ खजूर का सेवन -

वैसे तो खजूर सभी पोषक तत्वों से भरपूर होते है, लेकिन दूध के साथ खजूर का सेवन करने से आप खांसी आदि समस्या से छुटकारा पा सकते है. जैसे खजूर को काटकर दूध में डाले, साथ ही उसमें काली मिर्च और इलायची भी डाल सकते है. इसके बाद इस दूध को उबाल लें और इसका सेवन करें. इससे सर्दी, खांसी जुकाम आदि में काफी राहत मिलती है.

विटामिन की कमी दूर करने के लिए -

यह विटामिन का बहुत ही अच्छा स्त्रोत होता है. इसके सेवन से बालों के मजबूती मिलती है, बहुत से घरेलू उपायों में इसका प्रयोग होता है.

एलर्जी के लिए -

हम में से बहुत से लोग मौसम बदलने के साथ ही एलर्जी से पीड़ित हो जाते है. ऐसे में खजूर का सेवन करना बहुत लाभ देता हैं.

शीघ्रपतन आदि यौन समस्याओं के लिए -

खजूर आयरन, मिनरल, कार्बोहायड्रेट आदि से भरपूर होने के साथ ही यौन समस्याओं में बहुत लाभ पहुँचाता है. इसके सेवन से पीड़ित व्यक्ति के स्पर्म काउंट में सुधार आता है. इसके लिए खजूर का तेल का उपयोग करना बेहतर रहता है. ऐसी स्थिति में खजूर को रातभर के लिए भिगो दे. अगली सुबह इसे इलायची पाउडर और शहद के साथ मिलाकर पीस लें. रोजाना इस पेस्ट का सेवन करने से यौन विकारों में बहुत लाभ होता है.

खजूर के नुकसान -

शुगर की अधिक मात्रा -

खजूर में शुगर की मात्रा ज्यादा होती है, जिससे ग्लाइसेमिक बढ़ जाता है. इसके अधिक सेवन करने की वजह से बल्ड शुगर की मात्रा बढ़ सकती है.  

अधिक फाइबर -

वैसे तो फाइबर वजन घटाने में मदद करता है. लेकिन इसका ज्यादा सेवन वजन बढ़ा भी सकता है. साथ ही पेट दर्द आदि भी हो सकता है. इसलिए इसका सेवन सीमित मात्र में करें.

एलर्जी का कारण -

इसमें हिस्टामिन अधिक होता है, जिससे एलर्जी के लक्षणों का कारण भी माना जाता है.

छुहारे के फायदे -

हार्ट के लिए लाभदायक -

छुहारे में फैट की मात्रा बहुत कम होती है. साथ ही यह हमारे खून से अशुद्धियाँ दूर करने में बहुत मदद करता है. साथ ही इसमें पोटेशियम की ज्यादा मात्रा होने के कारण यह हमारे ब्लडप्रेशर को भी कंट्रोल रखता है.

गर्भवती महिलाओं के लिए -

प्रेगनेंट महिलाओं का इसका नियमित सेवन करना चाहिए. इससे उनके शरीर को प्रर्याप्त ऊर्जा मिलती है और गर्भ में पल रहे शिशु का अच्छा विकास होता है.

शरीर में एनर्जी बढ़ाने के लिए -

यह एनर्जी बूस्टर होते है, इनके नियमित सेवन से प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली मजबूत होती है.

इम्यून सिस्टम के लिए -

इसमें ग्लूकोस और फ्रुक्टोस की अच्छी मात्रा होती हैं जिसके कारण हमारे शरीर को अंदरूनी ताकत मिलती हैं और हमारा इम्यून सिस्टम मजबूत होता है.

छुहारे के नुकसान -

शुगर वाले रोगियों के लिए नही -

यदि आप मधुमेह से ग्रसित है या आपका शुगर लेवल अधिक रहता है तो आपको छुहारे के सेवन से बचना चाहिए.

 अस्थमा के लिए -

अस्थमा रेगियों को इसके अधिक सेवन से अस्थमा अटैक की संभावनाएं बढ़ जाती है. इसलिए कोशिश करें कि इसका सेवन ज्यादा न करें.

दस्त आदि समस्या -

इसे ज्यादा लेने से दस्त आदि जैसी समस्याएं हो सकती है. इसलिए जरूरी है कि इसका ज्यादा सेवन न करें.

दांतों की समस्या -

इसको ज्यादा खाने से दांतो की समस्याएं भी सामने आ सकती है. इसलिए अधिक सेवन से बचें.


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Navratri Diet!

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 91% (14566 ratings)
M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Navratri Diet!

Navratri Diet!

How to Get Started With Ayurvedic Diet?

Gautam Clinic Pvt Ltd 92% (7723 ratings)
Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
How to Get Started With Ayurvedic Diet?

Be aware of the three primary mind-body types. There are three primary doshas in Ayurveda: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. You can review the qualities of each dosha to determine your dosha or take an online Dosha quiz to determine your dosha. If you have addictive eating behaviors or an eating disorder, you may have an underlying Vata imbalance as part of your mind-body type.

  • Though some people may use Ayurvedic as a tactic to lose weight, it is not designed as a weight loss program. Rather, Ayurvedic focuses on ensuring you have a mind-body balance through your diet and your eating habits to have a more healthy lifestyle and way of thinking.

Recognize the qualities of a Vata mind-body type. If your primary dosha is Vata, you are very focused on movement and change and possess an energetic and creative mind. Your require balance and stability in your life and low stress to feel energized and enthusiastic about life. But you are also prone to anxiety and insomnia.

  • Vatas tend to have irregular eating patterns, especially when feeling stressed or overworked. You may also be guided by food cravings for comfort foods like chocolate, baked goods, or pastas, rather than a consistent and healthy meal schedule, and you may be prone to skipping meals. You can have extreme eating habits that involve lots of snacking and stress eating or missing meals entirely. Your eating is often centered around stress and you may use eating as a way to deal with feelings of anxiety and imbalance.

Understand the qualities of a Pitta mind-body type. A Pitta dosha tends to be full of intensity for food, experiences, and knowledge. Pittas enjoy being challenged and using their intellect to learn new things. When you feel imbalanced or stressed, you tend to develop heat related issues in your body like heartburn, ulcers, hypertension, and inflammatory conditions. This heat can also manifest in your personality, as you may be prone to frustration, irritability, and feelings of anger.

  • Pittas crave order and predictability with their eating habits and diet, with structured meal times three times a day at the same time every day. You focus on stability and control in many aspects of your life, including eating, and may feel annoyed or grouchy if your meal schedule is thrown off or you eat later than usual. Pittas tend to overeat as a way to express anger, literally swallowing their anger, through eating too much at every meal. You may also view overeating as a way to rebel against stressful situations or larger issues in the world.

Get familiar with the qualities of a Kapha mind-body type. This mind-body type tends to have a natural propensity for physical strength and endurance. You may be naturally athletic, with a calm personality and the ability to use critical thinking and retain information quickly. However, you may be prone to weight gain, fluid retention, and allergies if you are feeling imbalanced. You may also exhibit an aversion to change and an overall stubborn demeanor. Kaphas tend to hold on to experiences, relationships, and objects long after they stop being useful or necessary.

  • Kaphas usually have a natural love of eating and can become addicted to food. If you are feeling imbalanced, you may eat constantly, before and after meal times. You may use food to hide your intense emotions and as a way to avoid confrontation with others or with your own feelings and emotions.


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Treatment of Diphtheria!

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

Treatment of Diphtheria

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

Homeopathic Treatment of Diphtheria

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

Kali mur
Kali per
Sul Ac

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Diphtheria

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

Surgical Treatment of Diphtheria

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

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Diphtheria

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

Other Treatment of Diphtheria

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

What is Diphtheria?

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

Symptoms of Diphtheria

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

Causes of Diphtheria

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

Risk factors of Diphtheria

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

Complications of Diphtheria

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

Diagnosis of Diphtheria

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

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

Precautions & Prevention of Diphtheria

Routine childhood immunizations
Adult boosters

Navratri Diet!

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 91% (14566 ratings)
M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Navratri Diet!

Navratri Diet!

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Navratri Diet!

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 91% (14566 ratings)
M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Navratri Diet!

Navratri Diet!

Habits To Keep Yourself Fit Like a Soldier!

Dr. Riyaz A Bhat 88% (10 ratings)
MD - Medicine, Diabetologist, Thyroidologist & Endocrinologist
General Physician, Srinagar
Habits To Keep Yourself Fit Like a Soldier!

When it comes to being fit, soldiers set the best examples. Here are 15 habits that you could imbibe to stay fit like a soldier.

  1. Start the day early: A soldier’s day begins at dawn. Starting your day early will give you more time to get things done and takes away the excuse of not having enough time to exercise.
  2. Maintain a daily schedule: Set a time to wake up, eat, work, exercise, sleep and follow it diligently. This helps you stay physically and mentally fit.
  3. Don’t skip breakfast: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eat a proper breakfast that will give you enough energy to get through the day.
  4. Eat on time: Don’t delay a meal and maintain regular intervals between each meal. This helps stabilise your metabolism and keeps you from unnecessary weight gain.
  5. Eat a balanced dietSkipping out on carbs may help you lose a little weight temporarily but will not keep you healthy. Eat a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, proteins and milk.
  6. Spend time outdoors: If you can’t exercise outdoors, walk to and from office or while grocery shopping to give yourself a chance to breathe in the open.
  7. Avoid junk food: Avoid all kinds of processed foods. These foods that very low nutritional value but high fat content. Instead snack on fruits or nuts between meals.
  8. Limit alcohol intake: Alcohol not only harms your body but can interfere with your schedule as well. Excessive drinking can keep you from waking up early the next day and throw your entire day off schedule.
  9. Get adequate sleep: You should ideally get 8 hours of sleep so if you’re going to wake up early, go to bed early as well. Drinking a warm glass or milk or chamomile tea can help you get a restful sleep.
  10. Make exercise a part of your daily schedule: Along with work, exercise needs to be made a priority as well. The best time to exercise is early in the morning before starting with the day’s work.
  11. Mix it up: Make exercise fun by mixing up your exercise routines. If you go for a run on one day, go swimming the next or hit the gym.
  12. Drink plenty of water: Stay hydrated to ensure that your body can absorb nutrients well and to optimise your circulatory system.
  13. Play a sport: Playing a sport is not only a way to exercise but also boosts your mental health.
  14. Surround yourself with people who support you: Avoid negative people and keep company with those who live a healthy lifestyle themselves to keep yourself motivated.
  15. Never give up: Just because you don’t have the stamina to run 10km on the first day, doesn’t mean you should give up on it. Persevere and have patience with yourself and you will be able to overcome all the obstacles before you.
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