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Home Remedies For Diabetes: Procedure, Recovery, Risk & Complication

What is the remedy about?

Diabetes is a condition where blood sugar level increases in a person’s body. It happens because of the body’s inability to properly secrete Insulin hormone that controls the level of glucose in the blood. Normal blood sugar level in a healthy person’s body is 120 mg/dL. Few of the easily adaptable home remedies to control diabetes are:

    1. Basil Leaves: Basil leaves lower blood glucose levels by increasing insulin in the blood. It can be taken either as food or as a supplement. Description: Take 2.5 gm of basil powder or chew 5-8 basil leaves in empty stomach regularly, preferably in the morning. 2. Fenugreek: Fenugreek is a fibrous herb easily available in the market, and are believed to have properties to reduce blood sugar level and improve glucose tolerance of the body. Description: Soak 2 tablespoons of fenugreek in cold water and keep it overnight. Drink this regularly in the morning on empty stomach to get the desired results. You can also make powder from the seeds and have 2 tablespoons of fenugreek powder mixed in milk daily. 3. Black Berry: Black berry also known as black plum is a very common seasonal fruit available in the market. It has the ability to convert starch into energy and reduce blood sugar level. It keeps the problem of frequent urination under control. Description: Black berry can be eaten directly as a fruit. 4. Guava: Guava is rich in dietary fibre and if it is eaten without skin, it reduces sugar absorption in your blood.

Are there any side effects?

    There are no serious side effects related to the home remedies mentioned. However there can be a few side effects - 1. Fenugreek in excess might lead to an upset stomach, gas problem, bloating and diarrhoea. It can also cause coughing, wheezing, nasal congestion, and several allergic reactions to hypersensitive people. 2. Basil if taken in excess can cause thinning of blood, hypoglycaemia and decreased fertility. 3. Excessive intake of blackberries can cause diarrhoea and unripe berries can cause constipation. These are rich in tannins that can cause nausea and vomiting in sensitive people.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

    1. Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should avoid taking guava in any form of supplement or medicine. But they can take it directly as fruit. 2. Continue having basils in limited quantity as per the direction was given. But owing to few of its medicinal values basil should not be taken with any anti-clotting and strong diabetic medicines. 3. Basil is anti-inflammatory in nature so exercise caution if you are taking NSAIDs.

How long does it take to recover?

It takes at least a fortnight to get visible results with these home remedies.

Are the results of the remedy permanent?

It is possible to cure diabetes permanently. You should keep strict restrictions on your food habits and life style. Stick to a regular exercise regimen to keep blood sugar levels under control.

Is there any training or experts required?

These home remedies generally don't cause any serious side effects, expert supervision is not required to use them. If, however, if you have any medical condition then it is advised to consult a physician.

Effectiveness: High Side Effects: Very Low Time for Recovery: Medium Price Range : Approx Rs 10 - Rs 100 Training Requirement:

These home remedies are natural so you don’t require any expert’s supervision to use them.

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How Diabetes Can Affect Wound Healing?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology, DNB Endocrinology, MNAMS, Speciality Certificate (Endo. & Diab.) (MRCP, UK), Fellow of American College of Endocrinology (FACE)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
How Diabetes Can Affect Wound Healing?

Diabetes is a chronic condition where glucose level of your body rises too high. There are two types of diabetes type 1 and type 2. In case of type 1 diabetes, the body fails to produce insulin and people suffering from this condition have to depend on insulin injections for the rest of their life. In case of type 2 diabetes the body produces less amount of insulin which is not enough for the proper functioning of the body. This type of diabetes can be kept under control by following a healthy diet and practicing exercise regularly.

Why diabetic wounds can cause severe problems?
Diabetes can cause a number of complications that makes it harder for certain wounds to heal. These include:

  1. Nerve damage: Until a cut or blister worsens and becomes inflamed, in case of neuropathy, you will not experience the pain. Diabetics often suffer from neuropathy, making it difficult for wounds to heal.
  2. Weak immune system: A minor wound may even get severe and become infected if your immune system fails to exercise its natural defenses.
  3. Narrow arteries: Blocked arteries may cause severe wounds which becomes difficult to heal. Clogged arteries make it difficult for the blood to flow to the affected area which slows the process of wound healing.

Treating a diabetic wound
You can follow the methods mentioned below to avoid getting infected:

  1. Taking care of the wound immediately. If the wound is not cleaned and taken care of, letting bacteria to build up, it can lead to infection.
  2. Avoid using soaps and hydrogen peroxide to irritate the injury. Use antibiotic lotions to prevent infection and use a sterile bandage to keep the affected area covered.
  3. Consult your doctor before any minor problems turn to larger ones
  4. Since the bottom of the foot is a common place for developing blisters and calluses in case of diabetic people, try to keep pressure off the wound as it slowly heals If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an endocrinologist.
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Diabetes - 3 Myths Decoded!

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology, DNB Endocrinology, MNAMS, Speciality Certificate (Endo. & Diab.) (MRCP, UK), Fellow of American College of Endocrinology (FACE)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Diabetes - 3 Myths Decoded!

Diabetes is something which has become so common over the past few decades and this is said to be a cause of worry as most people don't understand how to prevent and manage it. This has led to some myths, gaining more than their fair share of popularity. So, wouldn’t it be a good idea to get to know a little more so as to separate the myths from the facts?

  1. Weight & watch: One of the most common myths when it comes to diabetes is the belief that a person is going to have his or her life adversely affected if he or she is overweight. While it is true that being overweight happens to be one of the risk factors related to diabetes, it is important to keep in mind the fact that there are other risk factors which are responsible, as well. Some of these factors are age and family history, as well as the ethnicity of the person. Taking this into account, it should not come as too much of a surprise to know that there are quite a few people who are not overweight, but are still fighting diabetes.
  2. Packaged tricks: Considering the rise in the number of people who are suffering from diabetes, this has led to food being marketed specifically for their consumption. However, in reality, whatever represents a healthy diet is sufficient for a person who is diabetic. So a diet which does not have a high amount of saturated fats and trans fats and does not go overboard with starch and sugar, but features a fair amount of lean protein works well too. All the fancy diabetic food, which a person buys, is only likely to drive a great hole in the wallet and not have any additional health benefits. Therefore, the extra spending is nowhere close to being worthwhile and should be avoided.
  3. Fruits punch: Many people are of the opinion that it is the processed and sugary food items, which cause diabetes and this is true to a significant extent. However, some people are of the view that since fruit is natural, diabetics can eat as much of it as they like. This is where the thinking gets dangerous. Some fruits are rich in carbohydrates and so it should be consumed in a reasonable quantity, as part of the daily meal plan. After all, too much of any good thing is bad! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an endocrinologist.
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Diabetes - We Need More Help To Combat This Epidemic!

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
Diabetes - We Need More Help To Combat This Epidemic!

If you are reading this, you are amongst the many who are suffering personally or trying to help another overcome the burden of this silent, epidemic killer of modern era.

Statistics given by International Diabetic Federation declares 415 million diabetics today and an estimate of 642 million diabetics by 2040 world-wide. Picking up older records, WHO has published that “the number of people with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. The global prevalence of diabetes among adults over 18 years of age has risen from 4.7% in 1980 to 8.5% in 2014. Diabetes prevalence has been rising more rapidly in middle- and low-income countries

This clearly indicates that actually, in-spite of all the miracle medicines and dietary restrictions put on Diabetics; the prevalence continues and the numbers are still growing. Where are we going wrong?? What are we doing less to curtail this epidemic??

Ayurveda, the “Science of life” has a different way of looking at the patient. Rather than treat his/her symptoms, the Ayurvedacharys will try to evaluate the triggers of the disorder or disease and correct them, with natural products are used traditionally, sometimes with the help of natural herbs, potentized with different processes making them into medicines.

Let us evaluate the triggers: According to Ayurveda, the trigger and body response determines (early diabetes) Prameha; and if not kept under control, can lead to Madhumeha (Diabetes Melitus). The classifications are based on the variations or mismanagement of Vata, Pitta, or Kapha- the 3 major humors of the body. The mismanagement a result of lifestyle, stress, age, toxicity and poor immunity.

So what happens when a person is declared diabetic?

The body functions on the foods consumed, the nutrition derived and the ease with which it is transformed into the correct form of energy required for the cells, tissues, organs and different metabolic processes of the body. THIS FUEL IS GLUCOSE-SUGAR. So sugar is an essential component in every activity in the body. Insulin (produced by pancreas under mental/brain stimulus) triggers the process of activating cellular function to absorb this glucose fuel to be converted into energy in the presence of pancreas hormone – insulin.

Diabetes condition prevails when the inherent normal process of (sugar) glucose to energy cycle is disrupted either because there is a problem in insulin quality and quantity or the cells resist absorbing insulin. If this conversion system is disturbed or not available for balanced cellular function and maintenance, “catabolism” or breakdown of protein synthesis leads to muscle loss, energy loss, accumulation of internal toxins. Incorrect kind of insulin leads to incorrect kind of cellular fuel.  The cellular chemical factory, the “Mitochondria” and ATP (energy molecule) are affected leading to excess toxin build up.

The build-up of these acidic toxins including Ketoacidosis (acids from breakdown of fats as alternate fuel), become the trigger for the various symptoms of diabetes that includes weakness, loss of weight, inflammation, skin reactions/darkening, inability to recover from injury, eventual loss of internal recovery and rejuvenation.

All these are supported or triggered by hormones that greatly depend on the mental stimulus. And mental stimulus is a STRESS response. Stress to mental thoughts, stress to digest proper food, stress to protect from incorrect lifestyle habits, stress to combat self-inflicted (alcohol and tobacco) and external pollution, stress of competition, stress of emotional burdens, stress of forced im-mobility (sedentary life).

Unfortunately, by the time a person is declared diabetic, the derogatory response within the body has set in and cannot be reversed….. but… it can be kept under control and the symptoms can be reversed.

Techniques that will work for controlling Diabetes:

  1. Change of lifestyle: these include stress management techniques that are designed to evaluate the trigger and help patient slowly and surely make changes in MIND- BODY together.
  2. Remove or reduce the pollutions in and around the person. Detoxification is of paramount importance and building the immunity to fight disorder. This can be achieved with natural detox systems. Chemical/drug based detox will create a different kind of toxicity in the body. Detox is ideally achieved by cleaning the digestive track first, and then detox of the blood, other body fluids with proper diet.
  3. Build immunity with Mind control, food control and natural foods that are designed in nature to improve immunity responses.
  4. Consume the sugar-glucose in the body with adequate physical exercise.
  5. Proper rest; as he body rejuvenated when in deep sleep.
  6. Ideal food intake should comprise of natural, fresh and local foods to nurture the body and help maintain the genetically/customary natural food to fuel, and improve detoxification cycles.

And most important

  1. Change Mind, Emotional and thinking patterns to POSITIVE thinking and continuous mental peace.

Ayurveda and Yoga are the best options to achieve all these. These respect balance and harmony, as they follow natural science; uses the natural harmony of Nature to heal and the treatment is based on the personal needs of the patient.

In modern times, based on statistical data from the world, it is not medicines that will make a change, but the manner in which we can deal with the pressures of modern lifestyle, mind patterns and internal immunity that will save us from the vagaries of epidemics like diabetes.

Integrating various healthcare facilities like Aahar (foods we consume: diet and thoughts we think); Viihar (lifestyle: our habits and ideologies); Vichar (mental responses and immunity powers to changes); Vyayama (adequate flexibility and health of physical body) and Aaushadhi (medicines as are required, both in type/quality and quantity).

Consult your Ayurvedic doctor to plan the best combination of treatment for you: both, to prevent diabetes and to help overcome the vagaries of diabetes.

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Diabetes - How it Affects Your Pregnancy?

MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
Diabetes - How it Affects Your Pregnancy?

The transition from being a woman to motherhood is a beautiful journey that remains memorable for a lifetime, for the mother as well as those around her who care for her and love her. There may be times when the health conditions and the pregnancy related discomfort may leave a bad taste, but it is also taken with a pinch of salt and forgotten as soon as the baby arrives. Whatever, may happen to the mother, but she would always try to make sure that the baby is safe and healthy when he arrives in this world. She always wishes that her child grows into a healthy toddler and a well developed adult.

While we may practice all sorts of care and caution in the course of a pregnancy, there are times when the body systems fail to function regularly, which is when the real problems arise. One of the most common, yet risky problems that usually appears or aggravates during pregnancy is the problem of glucose. A lot of women experience the problem of diabetes during pregnancy because their blood sugar goes extremely high with the changes in the lifestyle, dietary and hormonal conditions. In cases of women who may be patients of diabetes before pregnancy, they may experience increased blood sugar levels and may need to go on extra medication to keep their condition under control.

The types and effects of diabetes:
There are majorly two types of diabetes which is pre-existing and gestation induced. In the case of the pre-existing condition, the woman may already be suffering from diabetes before she conceived and in the gestational diabetes, the woman may have developed the condition after getting pregnant and may be able to go back to normal after the pregnancy is over. While it may be common in pregnant woman to develop high blood sugar, there are a number of things that could go wrong:

  1. Pregnant women with diabetes may find it difficult to go in for a natural labour and may have to opt for induced labour or even a caesarean delivery.
  2. It is also possible that women who already suffer from diabetes before pregnancy are more likely to carry a baby that is larger than regular babies.
  3. Developing diabetes may open up the doors for a lot of other disorders and diseases in the women such as problem with vision or disorders of the body organs such as kidneys.
  4. The foetus that develops in the womb may also be exposed to health issues and lack of development in the organs.
  5. If the baby is born fairly healthy, it may end up developing diseases after birth or even in adult life, which may be due to the diabetes in the mother at the time of the pregnancy.
  6. In extreme cases, the woman may undergo a miscarriage or the baby may be a still born.

In order to, be able to ensure a healthy and safe pregnancy, it may be essential to make sure that the best gynaecologist is chosen for regular checks and the meeting schedules with the doctor are followed religiously to rule out the possibility of unhealthy consequences.

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Diabetes - How Can You Control its Affect on Your Eyes?

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Diabetes - How Can You Control its Affect on Your Eyes?

Diabetes is a scourge that has been spreading like wildfire across the globe. It is one of the major public health concerns of the modern era. Diabetes not only causes damage to your internal organs but will also take a toll on your eyes if left unchecked. Retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts and blurry vision are common phenomena accompanying diabetes. 

You may not notice it at first. Symptoms can include:

  1. Blurry or double vision

  2. Rings, flashing lights, or blank spots

  3. Dark or floating spots

  4. Pain or pressure in one or both of your eyes

  5. Trouble seeing things out of the corners of your eyes

Thus Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exam plays an important role to detect it.

Here are some common Diabetic Eye Problems:

  1. Blurry Vision: Do things turn blurry for you at times? Well it is not your glasses which are at fault but your high blood sugar count swelling up the lens within your eye and changing your ability to see. In order to correct your vision, you need to try bringing your sugar level back to the optimal range, which is 70 to 130 milligrams per deciliter. Do call on a doctor if the situation persists or deteriorates further.

  2. Cataracts: Your eye lens is just like a camera that enables you to see through it by focusing on a particular object. If you have cataract, your otherwise clear lens gets shrouded a layer making it opaque and cloudy. You tend to face difficulties in the form of glares, blurred or clouded vision, and blind spots among other problems. Diabetics are prone to acquiring cataract much earlier than others, with the condition worsening subsequently. They are removed via surgery where your doctor substitutes your hazy lens with a new artificial one.

  3. Glaucoma: You eye transmits images to your brain through the optic nerve. Pressure may build up within the optic nerve resulting in damage and ultimately causing total or partial blindness. This is a fairly common disorder with diabetics and a large number of cases pertaining to blindness due to diabetes are caused by this. Usually, glaucoma can be treated with laser, surgery, eye drops or medicines.  It is important to visit a doctor as it can help stop the progression of the disorder much earlier.

  4. Diabetic Retinopathy: The retina is a cluster of cells behind your eyes that absorbs light and converts them into images that are sent to the brain via your optic nerve. High blood sugar count can actually wreak havoc on the tiny blood vessels within your retina giving rise to diabetic retinopathy. Symptoms may include blurry vision, seeing spots, blind spots and difficulty in low light or night time. Retinopathy can cause you to progressively go blind and thus it is imperative that you go for periodic check-ups and keep your diabetes under control.

Control and Prevention

If you have diabetes, you are not doomed to develop diabetic eye disease. Although you are at risk, you have the ability to control your diabetes so your vision is not compromised. Controlling diabetes requires you to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly. Follow some steps to help you control and preserve your vision:

  1. Taking your Medicines regularly as prescribed by your doctor. Skipping of medication may leads to irregular control and is more hazardous.

  2. Eating Right food is essential when trying to prevent or control diabetes. Eat a diet that is high in nutrients, low in fat and moderate in calories. A high-fiber diet with low glycaemic index foods (slow-release carbohydrates) will keep blood sugar steady and make you feel full. Although you do not need to eliminate sugar completely, you must limit sugar to a small serving. The good news is that as you cut sweets, your cravings will change and you will naturally desire more healthy foods.

  3. Keep your A1C level under 7%: A1C is a test you have during a visit to your endocrinologist to determine how well-controlled your diabetes has been during the previous 2-3 months. Keeping your blood glucose in this target range means less damage to the delicate blood vessels around your eyes.

  4. Control blood pressure and Cholesterol Levels: People with diabetes have a greater chance of having high blood pressure and Cholesterol, which can cause eye blood vessel damage.

  5. Regular Physical Exercise can help you control your blood sugar, increase fitness and reduce your risk for heart disease and nerve damage. You must track your blood sugar before, during and after exercise to prevent hypoglycaemia.

  6. Annual comprehensive eye exams: If you are pre-diabetic or diabetic, it is even more important to have Complete Dilated eye exam to initially get baseline recordings of the eye conditions and then regular yearly follow-up visits to monitor changes in your vision. If you notice blurred vision and you have had diabetes for a length of time, it might be a signal you need to keep tighter control of your glucose levels.

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Popular Questions & Answers

I am a 34 year old married man weighing 76 kgs with no diabetes and other health issues. However my biggest problem / concern since years is Premature ejaculation. I ejaculate within few seconds. May I know if there is any type of doctor who treats this issue mentally? I believe, this issue is with my mind, anxiety, fear to perform etc. I tried several techniques but wasn't able to cure this issue. Moreover, I took treatment from top allopathy, homeopathy and Ayurveda doctors from everyone failed. Yes, unbelievable but no medical science was able to treat it. Dapoxetine (3 hours before sex) gave a relief but not satisfactory and I know it's temporary and harmful if taken regularly and long-term. I need natural treatment which is guaranteed, fearless and permanent. Do we have any such kind of treatment/doctor in Pune who specializes in Premature ejaculation?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Premature ejaculation is uncontrolled ejaculation either before or shortly after sexual penetration. It happens with minimal sexual stimulation and before the person wishes. It may result in unsatisfactory sex for both partners. This can increase the anxiety that may add to the problem. It is one of the most common forms of male sexual dysfunction. It has probably affected every man at some point in his life. Most cases of premature ejaculation do not have a clear cause. With sexual experience and age, men often learn to delay orgasm. Psychological factors such as anxiety, guilt, or depression can also cause it. In some cases, it may be related to a medical cause such as hormonal problems, injury, or a side effect of certain medicines. Consult a psychiatrist Your doctor will discuss your medical and sexual history with you. He or she will do a thorough physical exam. Your doctor may want to talk to your partner also. Premature ejaculation can have many causes. So your doctor may order lab tests to rule out any other medical problem. In many cases premature ejaculation gets better on its own over time. Treatment may not be needed. Practicing relaxation techniques or using distraction methods may help you delay ejaculation. Your doctor may recommend that you and your partner practice certain techniques to help delay ejaculation, as well as medications are there to help. All the best.
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I am Diabetic last 10 yrs. Now taking 200 units of insulin. Weight 93 kg. Age 59. Doctor suggested to go bariatric surgery to bring down/eliminate sugar problem. Any alternative to control and reduce insulin qty.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. lybrate-user, Bariatric surgery is usually advised when there is morbid obesity with a BMI of over 40 kgs/M2. Plus with that surgery diabetes can be well controlled may also go away provided the surgery is done within 5 years. At your weight (height is not mentioned) surgery is unlikely to be needed. There are other drug options like SGLT-2 inhibitors in addition to present treatment. Thanks.

Hi, I have Diabetes Type 2. I've been using Sugamet or Glycomet earlier but from last month I switched to to herbal medicine but it doesn't work. My random blood sugar checked an hour ago was 213. Hence please advice me which medicine should I use and its dosage. ThanksBharat Bhushan Wadhwa.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. lybrate-user, For effective treatment of diabetes one has to either take oral antidiabetic drugs or Insulin injections or both. Otherwise, no other drugs (ayurvedic. Herbal or homeopathic), really help. Some of them even claim that they can cure diabetes. Which is absolutely false claim. If you are serious in controlling the condition then will have to restart with modern medicine drugs, plus diet control and regular exercise, then only it is possible to control it. In this communication we are supposed to give only general guidelines, but no prescriptions. So it will be better if you come in a private consultation with following details: Fasting & PP blood glucose levels (current), HbA1c%, dietary pattern, extent of daily exercise and details of any drugs being taken with dosage. Based on those details I will be able to guide. Thanks.
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I am suffering from Diabetes type 2 having PP 150. Not taking any medicine, not taking any sugar. Please advise how to reduce pp to normal naturally. How much is the normal reading.

MBBS, fellowship in diabetology, diploma in diabetes care
Diabetologist, Ahmedabad
Dear lybrate-user, your bmi is 27 you need to reduce your weight upto 62-63 kg check your FBS and HBA1c level. Normal value of PPBS is 140-170 mg/DL regards, hope it is helpful.
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What is the remedy about?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-remedy guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
Are the results of the remedy permanent?
Is there any training or experts required?
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Cold in Children - Home Remedies For Treatment
Hello, everybody, I am Dr Rahul Yadav, a paediatrician. Today we'll be discussing a very important topic with our home remedies related to children regarding cold.

So now, as you all know cold and chest congestion is very common among children and it might occur as many times as six to seven times every year. This is a pretty much normal for each and every kid. If you have a child you would have definitely experienced the agony of the child having cold and chest condition during any time during his childhood.

So, first of all, I would like to give you one piece of warning. A child with cold and chest congestion having sneezing, which might be increased intensity of sounds when the child is breathing in or out, signs of respiratory distress which might be increased, work of breathing increase rate or breathing or difficulty in even uttering normal words. In that scenario, you have to rush the child immediately go to the nearest doctor or to an emergency or hospital near your home. Another scenario would be if your child is suffering from asthma. In that scenario, I would advise you to take proper precautions and follow the instructions of your doctor regarding inhalers or nebulizers before trying any of the following home remedies.

So what actually can become very indiscreet. Home remedies can treat a child suffering from cold with no signs of respiratory distress with a few gurgling sounds while breathing.

Is it actually useful? Actually yes home remedies might even be better than medicines. Any common day-to-day cold and chest congestion. So what are the home remedies can do. One is the easiest would be to start honey. Honey has natural immune boosters which you can easily stage.

Can it be given to each and every child?

Yes, it can be given to each and every child but do not use it for any child less than one year of age. The reason behind it would be because of the incidence of bottling improxim in the honey which can be very deadly towards the less than one year of age.

You can even mix the honey with a little bit of lemon juice or ginger paste to make the child accept those Honey well. With honey you have to just pick up the caution in a case of a diabetic child and that you should not be over given the honey but in an otherwise, you can give the honey as many as times as you want. Maybe 1 psf every three to four hour. Another thing another home remedy that you can try out is humidification. Humidification can be done by either a cold humidification or humidification. Cold humidification is safer. Warm humidification is by the steam. Steam is very dangerous in a child as it can lead to burns also. So the better way is to close all the doors and windows of the house and thus put the steamer in one corner of the room and let the whole room be humid, that will help the child a lot. Another thing that you can do is to use normal sign nasal drops to keep the nostrils of the child clean. As the child's nose remains clean, the child will be able to breathe easier and would be much more comfortable and would even respond better to other measures. As you have to remember that cold in a child is ninety-nine percent because of viruses and that it generally takes seven to ten days for the treatment to average space and it's a natural course of the disease. So have to wait for that time you have to be patient. These are the common remedies that you can do which will elevate most of the symptoms that your child would be suffering from.

If you have any other queries regarding this or any other issues regarding to pediatrics you can contact me at
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Top Home Remedies to get rid of Dandruff
Looking over your shoulder while driving is a healthy habit. But looking over your shoulder to check for dandruff could be quite embarrassing, especially for women.

Dandruff is a common scalp condition that is usually chronic but not contagious (unless caused by infection). Formation of dry, white flakes of dead skin on hair and scalp is dandruff. It may also be accompanied by itching and burning sensation.

Those with oily skin are more prone to this problem because it is often a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis.

Dandruff is caused by:

- cold, dry weather
- infrequent shampooing
- overgrowth of yeast-like fungus (malassezia)
- sensitivity to hair products
- conditions like eczema and psoriasis
- hormonal changes
- stress
- a diet lacking in zinc and b vitamins

Try these home remedies to get rid of dandruff:

Home remedy 1
- take a handful of neem leaves.
- boil them in 4 cups of water.
- cool and strain this solution.
- rinse your hair with this decoction 2-3 times a week.

Home remedy 2
- take some coconut oil.
- add half the amount of lemon juice in it.
- mix them thoroughly.
- apply this mixture to the roots of your hair and massage for a few minutes.
- leave on for about 20 minutes before rinsing it off.

Home remedy 3
- take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
- add an equal amount of water.
- add 15-20 drops of tea tree oil.
- mix the ingredients well.
- massage your scalp with the mixture.
- rinse after a few minutes.
- follow this remedy 2-3 times a week.

Now you can confidently say" look, no dandruff anymore"

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Diabetes & Preventing Complications
Hello! I m Dr. Nitin Rajan Kochar. I have done M.D. in Ayurveda from Mumbai University and I m practicing in Mumbai for last 22 years. I m an honorary consultant in the Health Center in the department of university. I m also consultant in Mittal Ayurveda hospital and as an honorary consultant in KEM hospital.

Today I m going to share a very useful and scientifically proven herbal formula which can be used as an add-on treatment by all diabetics for having better control on their sugar and most importantly for preventing complications of diabetes. First of all let us understand what exactly happens in diabetes? Friends for overall internal and external functions like you know my heart our heart is pumping 5 liters of blood every minute. Ok! For that we need energy.

Our lungs are constantly inhaling oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide, for that we need energy. Our intestine which are almost 21 feet long for digestion and assimilation and excretion of the food we need energy. For walking, talking thinking you know we need constantly energy. This energy we obtained from food. Once this food is digested in our intestine it gets converted into the glucose. Mainly carbohydrates get converted into the glucose and it enters into our blood.

From blood with the help of insulin this glucose enters into tissues. And tissues breakdown this glucose and obtain energy from it which is used for our all internal and external functions as I described. Now in diabetes what happens either because of lack of insulin or because of low production of insulin from the pancreas or because of the resistance or the obstruction to the effect of insulin this insulin is not able to carry glucose from blood to the tissues.

So tissues are deprived of glucose and this glucose gets piled up gets accumulated in the blood. And this glucose excess of glucose has very detrimental effects on each and every organ. For example excess amount of glucose in the blood first damages, its component like one of the important component of the blood is red blood cells which carries oxygen and hemoglobin to the tissues. So when RBCs i.e. red blood cells are affected by the excess amount of glucose their efficiency is reduced, and the person feels fatigue. OK! Then comes our white blood cells OK like leucocytes, lymphocytes, they are our fighter cells.

If they help us to improve our immunity and fight with the infection, so with the excess amount of glucose these white blood cells are also not able to function properly and that s why diabetics are prone to develop various serious infections. Then comes platelets, these platelets are doing very important function of clotting the blood whenever there is an injury to blood vessel. But because of the excess amount of glucose this platelet they become very sticky and they adhere to the blood vessels without a requirement. And this stickiness of the platelets causes a formation of plague along with the help of course lipids.

So this fats or lipids and platelets they form a plague, an obstruction, a thrombus which is responsible for heart diseases and heart attack or also called you to know brain attack or brain stroke. Because this thrombus obstruct the blood circulation to the heart muscles and also the nervous system. Secondly, an excess amount of glucose also obstructs the nourishment to the tissues. So tissues are deprived of nutrition because of which we lose or diabetic patients lose weight.

And as they are deprived of energy they always feel fatigue and exhaust. So these are the common symptoms of a diabetic. As tissues are deprived of energy they want to eat something so they give signals to the brain and brain gives signals to the stomach and person feels more hungry. So diabetic patients they want to eat more. Plus the excess amount of glucose is excreted through the kidney, body wants to get rid of this excessive glucose. So person passes more and more urine. So these are two important sign and symptoms of diabetes that there is an excessive hunger and there is an excess passing of urine along with other symptoms as I said fatigue, exhausting and loss of weight etc.

Diabetes is diagnosed, one needs to control this blood sugar level to whatever best optimum thing is possible. For that person should follow whatever his doctor s guidelines are. He should continue all the medicines whatever are prescribed by his doctor. He should follow a proper diet he used reduced consumption of carbohydrates and most importantly he should try to burn the glucose and fats as much as possible. For that diabetic person should regularly do exercise for 40 minutes or 1 hour a day. Now along with all these things I will be telling you or sharing with you a very scientifically proven herbal formulation which can be used as a home remedy to control your diabetes and most importantly to control complications of diabetes.

And that also most important complication of diabetes are diabetic retinopathy, diabetic nephropathy, and diabetic cardiomyopathy. In retinopathy what happens is retina is a membrane which is at the back side of our eye, continuous increase level of glucose in the blood it damages the retina and because of which diabetic patients are prone to develop blindness faster than or more than other normal aging people. One of the leading cause of blindness is diabetic retinopathy.

Second thing because of this excessive amount of glucose kidneys are also damaged and these damages are irreversible, means once the damage is done there is no further treatment which can restore the normal function of kidneys and retina. So it would be definitely prudent to know a formula a simple formula if it is taken properly it can prevent this two major complications like diabetic retinopathy and diabetic nephropathy. Now I m going to share with you an evidence-based herbal formulation which can be very much safely used as a simple home remedy along with your ongoing medicines and diet to control the sugar and most importantly to prevent complications of diabetes.

This herbal formulation has been published in journals like international journals of physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology, experimental cardiology so on and so forth. This formula contain very two simple household things, one is turmeric and other one is Indian gooseberry i.e. Amla. We can use turmeric juice and amla juice to prepare this formula or we can also use turmeric powder and amla powder to prepare this formula. My assistant Disha will show you how to make this formulation at your home only and use it.

So, for this Disha Amalki we need pure haldi fresh haldi OK and we need fresh Amla OK. So haldi ka rus, amla ka juice. Haldi ka russ apko lena hai do chamach aur amla ka russ lena hai apko ek chamach aur thora sa is mein daarchini ka powder daal ker ap usko bhookay pait le lena hai. Do chutki daarchini ka powder daal dijeye aur usko ap lelo.

Alternate method: Haldi ka powder ek chamach aur amla ka powder adha chamach do chutki daarchini is mein daal ker itna ap isko bhokay pait subah ek baar aur sham ko ek baar is tarah se pani ke sath le sakte hain. So friends using this formula we definitely help you to control your sugar and also to prevent your diabetes complications. Remember you should take this formula along with your ongoing medications and exercise and diet. To book an appointment with me or to consult with me you can contact me through
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I am Dr. Anubhav Gupta. I am a consultant plastic surgeon at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. Today I am going to talk with you about a very neglected problem faced by a lot of patient of ours and that is the diabetic foot. Now what happens usually is people who have diabetes are always prone to have some problem in their feet. It is because of microangiopathy and because of the high level of glucose which is constantly there so there is a culture medium in the blood which can cause a lot of injuries. So it is very important for them to take very good care of their feet.

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