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Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young Tips

Weight gain precedes the onset of diabetes

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 88% (28384 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Weight gain precedes the onset of diabetes
Weight gain after age 18 years in women and after age 20 years in men also increases the risk of type 2 diabetes.

The Nurses’ Health Study, compared women with stable weight (those who gained or lost <5 kg) after the age of 18 years to women who gained weight. Those who had gained 5–8 kg had a relative risk of diabetes of 1.9; this risk increased to 2.7 for women who gained 8–11 kg.
Similar findings were noted in men in the Health Professionals Study.

Thus, the excess risk for diabetes with even modest weight gain is substantial.

Weight gain precedes the onset of diabetes. Among Pima Indians (a group with a particularly high incidence of type 2 Diabetes), body weight gradually increased 30 kg (from 60 kg to 90 kg) in the years preceding the diagnosis of diabetes.
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6 Signs Of Early On-Set Parkinson's That You Need To Look Out For

MBBS, MD-Medicine, DM - Neurology, MBA, PGD Hospital Administration, PGD Echocardiography, Fellow Neuro-Sonology, PGD Sonology
Neurologist, Jalandhar
6 Signs Of Early On-Set Parkinson's That You Need To Look Out For

If you are young chances are you aren’t worried about this particular neurodegenerative disease, and rightly so since the only people afflicted by it are above the age of 50. Although, there are a lot of cases where it develops in the younger age bracket, so you need to be careful and examine the signs of early onset Parkinson’s and be wary if any of these symptoms apply to you.

Parkinson’s is a neurological disorder wherein the dopamine-producing neurons are affected in a particular area of the brain. It can cause tremors and balance problems, eventually worsening over time. Here are some signs that you should keep an eye out for:

  1. Tremors: If you are experiencing tremors, while at rest, in your hands, arms, fingers or your jaw then it is a sign that you need to be aware about. In an excitable or stressful situation, the tremors may even worsen.
  2. Micrographia: Your hand movements become restricted and, as a result, your handwriting may become cramped and the words smaller in size. Examine your handwriting from the past with your present one, if you find a noticeable difference in the size and positioning of the letters and if you feel like the sentences are extremely crowded together, be wary.
  3. Olfactory issues: One of the symptoms of early onset could be the loss of the sense of smell. If you feel like you can’t sense stronger aromas like that of spices and pickle or even bananas as well as others and it isn’t because your nose is blocked then you need to be on the lookout.
  4. Sleeping troubles: There are times when you feel restless in bed while trying to sleep. If this becomes a routine then it could be a sign that you are prone to Parkinson’s. Sudden movements and jerking while sleeping is a bad sign.
  5. Stiffness: If your arms and joints feel stiff without reason, and you feel like free body movement is restricted or limited if you feel like you can’t swing your arms or move your fingers freely, it is a definite sign that you might have Parkinson’s. Stiffness can even lead to muscle pain in various parts of the body. Bradykinesia or slowness of movement is common with the stiffness of the body.
  6. Constipation: If every time you have to defecate you have to strain yourself and put a lot of pressure on your bowels, and bowel movement does not come naturally or easily, even with the inclusion of roughage in your diet, it is a symptom.

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

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Onset Of Monsoon - Skin Problems That Are Common During It!

Dr. Suruchi Garg 87% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Chandigarh
Onset Of Monsoon - Skin Problems That Are Common During It!

The first drops of rain, the lush greenery, the landscapes all rain drenched - the monsoon makes it truly enchanting, bringing the best out of nature. While most of the people enjoy the monsoon, some people often end up being at the receiving end. The season can be quite punishing triggering a host of digestive and skin problems and infections. In this article, we will discuss some important tips to help keep your skin healthy and problem free during the monsoon.

Common dermatological problems synonymous with the monsoon:
The onset of monsoon may not be at all welcoming for the skin. With an increase in the humidity levels, fungal infections, intertrigo, ringworms, skin rashes, and irritation become inevitable. A study suggests that diabetic patients need to be extra careful as they stand a greater chance of suffering from skin infections and other related problems triggered by the monsoon. Mentioned below are some of the skin problems and infections that are often known to affect people during the monsoons:

  1. Eczema: It is a non-contagious dermatological condition characterized by skin inflammation, redness, and itchiness. The affected area of the skin also appears rough and cracked with the formation of blisters. Monsoon is known to act as a catalyst, aggravating the condition and the associated discomfort to a great extent. People with eczema or sensitive skin should be extra careful during the monsoon.
  2. Scabies: A contagious skin infection caused by the Sarcoptes scabiei (parasitic mites), scabies results in the appearance of a rash along with severe itching (which often worsens at night). The humidity and temperature fluctuations during the monsoons serve as a perfect environment for the mites to thrive. If left untreated, the condition will result in extreme discomfort.
  3. Athlete's foot: A contagious fungal infection that is known to affect the skin mostly around the feet, toenails (the fungus grows on the feet) causing itching and blisters formation. The affected skin and toenails appear rough, cracked, and at times, even discolored.

Effective measures to avoid the skin problems during the monsoon:
The following tips can go a long way to ward off the annoying the skin problems.

  • Practice a good personal hygiene. Keep yourself and your clothes (especially under garments) clean.
  • Keep yourself dry. Avoid staying in wet clothes for too long. Rain or no rain, keep a raincoat or an umbrella with you all the time.
  • As some of the skin problems are contagious, one should avoid sharing their clothes and personal belongings with others.
  • Your diet can also play a pivotal role in minimizing the incidences of skin infections. Avoid hot and spicy food. Instead, opt for more fruits (avoid mangoes, watermelon), vegetables, yogurt, almonds, garlic, brown rice, oats, to name a few.
  • Keep your body well hydrated. Sip water (preferably purified or boiled) at regular intervals.
  • The use of medicated soaps, antifungal and antibacterial creams and powder may be helpful.

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

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White hair in young age

Dr. Naval Patel 91% (14038 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology & Venerology & Leprosy (DDVL)
Dermatologist, Raigarh
White hair in young age
White hair in young age

White hai is a process of chronological aging and occurs regardless of gender or race.

The age of white hai varies with race and ethnicity.

Hair is said to white hai prematurely only if white hai occurs before the age of 20 years in whites, before 25 years in asians

Different from other
Hypomelanotic hair disorders

Diagnosis of white hair

Certain investigations such as serum vitamin b12, folic acid, and thyroid profile may be conducted in individuals with very early onset in the absence of any family history.

WHY ARE YOUNG MEN SUFFERING FROM ED

Dr. Rahman 91% (820 ratings)
Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Sexologist, Mumbai
WHY ARE YOUNG MEN SUFFERING FROM ED
Why Are Young Men in India Suffering From ED ?

More than 50% of Young Indian men are suffering from some type of sexual health problem, especially erectile dysfunction. Till a few years back most of the cases that we got for ED were of men in their 40’s and 50’s but this trend has changed and now the majority of cases that we get are of men in their early 20’s.

Most of older men face this problem due to the natural ageing process of the body, their testosterone levels decrease and their stamina reduces due to which they may have trouble during sex. On the other hand younger men face erection problems primarily due to the lifestyle they lead. Today’s hectic life means that most men eat unhealthy food, are sleep deprived and generally have higher stress levels than the generation before.

It is vitally important that they make the effort to improve their diets, incorporate some sort of exercises and sleep properly. This will not only help them overcome sexual health problems but also other diseases like high BP, diabetes etc.
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Menstrual Disorders in Young Women

Dr. Yuthika Bajpai Sharma 88% (44 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Kanpur
Menstrual Disorders in Young Women

Menstruation is a barometer of a women's health. Any changes in the menstrual pattern of a woman could be a harbinger of serious underlying disease and should not be overlooked. However adolescent girls are a special case where menstrual pattern is variable and much different from Adult women. It is very common for teenaged girls who have recently started menstruating to have irregular periods. This period pattern is wrongly classified as 'period problems". At the same time one needs to understand that some of the real problems like period pain in young girls are often overlooked as "normal" when they could be associated with serious medical disorders.

Although menstrual disorders are fairly common in most young women, it may have an underlying cause which can be indicative of a serious issue. Therefore, it is recommended for young women to consult a gynecologist if any difficulties arise.

Symptoms Of Menstrual Disorders (Severe)

  1. Excessive abdominal pain
  2. Excessive vaginal pain
  3. Missed / irregular periods
  4. Painful periods

The severe symptoms are usually accompanied by mild symptoms such as:

  1. Irritability
  2. Weight loss
  3. Vomiting
  4. Headaches/back pain
  5. Fatigue
  6. Insomnia
  7. Diarrhea

PCOS and Menstrual Disorders


Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a common reason for women to experience irregular menstrual periods. PCOS occurs when there is an excess of male hormones (androgens) in the body which hinder the production and release of eggs in the ovaries, resulting in menstruation problems. Symptoms of PCOS are acne, hair loss and weight gain. Women with PCOS are 80% more likely to suffer from fertility issues later in life. Along with that, PCOS can result in high cholesterol and high blood pressure. One serious concern for women with PCOS is resistance to insulin which leads to diabetes.

Diet and menstrual disorders

Poor diet can also lead to menstrual complications. An extremely high fiber diet can result in less frequent ovulations and therefore irregular periods. A diet which is too low in fats and fatty acid can also result in abnormal menstrual patterns.

Stress and PCOS

Young women are often prone to immense stress. Stress is one of the primary reasons for delayed periods. Stress can cause minor complications in the hypothalamus which may have consequences in the levels of hormones in the body.

The presence of ovarian cysts in the vagina may be a cause for irregular or painful periods. Endometriosis can cause heavy bleeding and extreme pain. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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Learn About Menstrual Disorders In Young Women

Dr. Madhumita Das Mazumdar 95% (184 ratings)
MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Guwahati
Learn About Menstrual Disorders In Young Women

Menstruation is a barometer of a women's health. Any changes in the menstrual pattern of a woman could be a harbinger of serious underlying disease and should not be overlooked. However adolescent girls are a special case where menstrual pattern is variable and much different from Adult women. It is very common for teenaged girls who have recently started menstruating to have irregular periods. This period pattern is wrongly classified as 'period problems". At the same time one needs to understand that some of the real problems like period pain in young girls are often overlooked as "normal" when they could be associated with serious medical disorders.

Although menstrual disorders are fairly common in most young women, it may have an underlying cause which can be indicative of a serious issue. Therefore, it is recommended for young women to consult a gynecologist if any difficulties arise.

Symptoms Of Menstrual Disorders (Severe)

  1. Excessive abdominal pain
  2. Excessive vaginal pain
  3. Missed / irregular periods
  4. Painful periods

The severe symptoms are usually accompanied by mild symptoms such as:

  1. Irritability
  2. Weight loss
  3. Vomiting
  4. Headaches/back pain
  5. Fatigue
  6. Insomnia
  7. Diarrhea

PCOS and Menstrual Disorders


Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a common reason for women to experience irregular menstrual periods. PCOS occurs when there is an excess of male hormones (androgens) in the body which hinder the production and release of eggs in the ovaries, resulting in menstruation problems. Symptoms of PCOS are acne, hair loss and weight gain. Women with PCOS are 80% more likely to suffer from fertility issues later in life. Along with that, PCOS can result in high cholesterol and high blood pressure. One serious concern for women with PCOS is resistance to insulin which leads to diabetes.

Diet and menstrual disorders

Poor diet can also lead to menstrual complications. An extremely high fiber diet can result in less frequent ovulations and therefore irregular periods. A diet which is too low in fats and fatty acid can also result in abnormal menstrual patterns.

Stress and PCOS

Young women are often prone to immense stress. Stress is one of the primary reasons for delayed periods. Stress can cause minor complications in the hypothalamus which may have consequences in the levels of hormones in the body.

The presence of ovarian cysts in the vagina may be a cause for irregular or painful periods. Endometriosis can cause heavy bleeding and extreme pain. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gynaecologist.

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Fall In LOVE to Stay Young And HEALTHY

Dr. Jaskirat Kaur 89% (280 ratings)
MD- Ayurvedic Pathology
Ayurveda, Amritsar
Fall In LOVE to Stay Young And HEALTHY

Your health is affected by a number of physical, mental and emotional conditions. Falling in love is one of these factors. Being in love with someone does not only put a smile on your face, it can also boost your immunity and lower stress levels. Love can make you feel stronger both mentally and physically. Here are a few reasons why love is beneficial to your health.

You may have a longer life: love helps fight stress and hence helps reduce the harmful effects of stress. Stress is a direct trigger for many fatal conditions such as heart attack and strokes and thus, being in love reduces your risk of such diseases. Studies have also shown that when in love, a person takes more care of themselves and hence has a lower risk of having an accident, violence etc. Thus, being in love can give you a longer lifespan and can reduce chances of an early death.
You may have a lower risk of lifestyle diseases: along with boosting your immunity love can also improve your lifestyle. Instead of microwaving a tv dinner, a person in love is likely to eat a healthier meal with their partner and be more conscious of their diet. Being in love also makes you want to look good thus, encourages exercising. By following a healthy diet and exercising regularly, you can reduce your chances of suffering from lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and obesity. Living with a person you love can also lower your alcohol and nicotine consumption and hence protect you from their ill effects.

It protects you from depression: companionship and love are good for a person’s mental health. Love can help stabilise emotions and keep you from depression. By living with someone a person does not have the chance to withdraw into themselves and can always rely on having someone to talk to. By sharing your thoughts and emotions with another person, difficult situations can become easier to handle and hence cause less stress and depression.
It can help you look younger: as mentioned earlier, being in love can make you take better care of yourself. It is often said that a person in love ’glows’. In a nutshell, being in love makes you happy and this releases happy hormones that aid in the removal of toxins and prevent premature ageing. When you’re in love, you may also notice your hair looking healthier and shinier.

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Causes Of Impotence In Young Males - This Is What Really Causes It!

Dr. Vinod Raina 89% (5853 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Causes Of Impotence In Young Males - This Is What Really Causes It!

Many young men have tried Viagra and similar medications but found they do not help very much. Causes of impotence in young males can be varied and an embarrassing problem. However the problem affects millions of men of all age groups and there are many treatment options available. This article will talk about obesity, smoking and lack of exercise which can all result in narrowing of the blood vessels, which is the cause of impotence. Losing weight if necessary, giving up smoking and getting fitter may help reverse the problem.

Why Do So Many Younger Men Suffer From Impotence?

Impotence is a recurring and persistent issue where a man is unable to get or maintain an erection. It may be worth consulting your doctor if a persistent problem as impotence is caused by a variety of conditions.

Causes Of Impotence In Young Males And Solutions

1. Obesity 
There is a strong connection between obesity and impotence. Men that are obese are far more likely to experience erection issues than those of normal weight. Men who are overweight have a higher risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and high cholesterol. Clogged arteries and high blood pressure will worsen with excess weight and this is what contributes to erection issues. Men who return to their normal weight usually regain their sex life.

2. Smoking 
Men who smoke are more likely to develop problems with achieving or maintaining an erection. This is due to blood flow and smoking can cause damage to the blood vessels of the penis. Smokers tend to have reduced or abnormal semen quality and sperm count compared to men that do not smoke.

3. Exercise 
Aerobic exercise and this includes walking, jogging and swimming is helpful for your blood vessels. Studies have found that men who exercised the most were the most likely to have better performance in the bedroom. Exercise can help improve cardiovascular risk factors and will also reduce stress related issues. It is also easy to get started on an exercise program. Exercise can also help your impotence treatment work better.

4. Medicines for Impotence 
There are 3 main prescription medicines which are used to treat impotence in young men: Viagra Cialis and Levitra. You can purchase all of these medicines through an online website but a prescription from your doctor is advised. They all work in the same way, by enlarging the arteries which supply blood to the manhood. This allows enhanced blood flow to the erectile tissue in the penis. An erection can then be achieved and maintained.

5. Other Treatments 
The two main other treatments are vacuum pumps and erection rings. A vacuum pump is a cylinder a man places over the penis. Air is pumped out of the device and this can create an erection. Rings are used to maintain an erection as they restrict blood flow from the penis. The ring is placed around the base of the manhood and can give some men stronger erections and better orgasms. Side effects of using a penis pump can include pain and bruising. The ring should be removed right away if you feel any pain, numbness, or a cold sensation.

6. Psychological treatment 
Counselling or therapy can sometimes tackle stress, depression or performance anxiety issues and can be combined with medication to treat the impotence in the short-term.

Natural Remedies For Impotence 
Whatever the cause of impotence in young males, there are numerous natural remedies for impotence that can help treat this condition. There are many alternative therapies and these can include natural herbs and remedies. Derived from plants and herbs, cultures have used these treatments for many years to treat impotence and other related erection issues.

 

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All About Diabetes

Dr. A Manjula 90% (81 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Hyderabad
All About Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (DM), ordinarily known as diabetes, is a collection of metabolic diseases, in which there are high glucose levels over a drawn out period. Side effects of high sugar include regular urination, expanded thirst and increased hunger. On the off chance if left untreated, diabetes can bring about numerous complicated situations. Diabetes is caused due to the fact that either the pancreas are not delivering enough insulin or the cells in the body are not reacting legitimately to the insulin produced.

Counteractive action and treatment include keeping up a healthy routine, customary physical activity, a typical body weight and avoiding usage of tobacco. Control of blood pressure and proper maintenance of feet is important to individuals with the infection.

The usual side effects of untreated diabetes weight reduction, polyphagia (expanded yearning), polyuria (increased urination) and polydipsia (expanded thirst). A few different signs and indications can check the onset of diabetes despite the fact that they are not particular to the ailment. Notwithstanding the known ones above, they incorporate foggy vision, weariness, moderate mending of cuts, headaches and irritated skin. Various skin rashes that can happen in diabetes commonly known as diabetic dermatomes.

In order to prevent diabetes, changes in the dietary routine are highly recommended. This includes the maintenance of a diet rich whole fibers and grains and the polyunsaturated fats found in nuts, vegetable oils, and fish. Reducing sugary refreshments and eating less red meat and different sources of immersed fat can likewise anticipate diabetes. Active smoking is additionally connected with an expanded danger of diabetes. Therefore, reduction in smoking is advised.

Being a chronic disease, except in very specific situations, there is no known cure for diabetes. Management of diabetes focuses on keeping glucose levels as near to normal, without bringing on low glucose. This can more often than not be achieved with a sound eating routine, exercise, weight reduction, and utilization of proper drugs. Being informed about the disease and effectively taking an interest in the treatment is essential, since inconveniences are far less normal and less serious in individuals who have very much well maintained glucose levels.

Individuals with diabetes can profit by educating themselves about the disease, treatment and good nutrition to accomplish a typical body weight and work out, with the objective of keeping both short and long term blood glucose levels within adequate limit. In order to control blood pressure, lifestyle modifications are recommended.

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