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All You Need To Know About Epilepsy

Dr. Rakesh Kumar 87% (27 ratings)
DM - Neurology, MD - Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Neurologist, Ghaziabad  •  19 years experience
All You Need To Know About Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological disease which is characterised by recurring epileptic seizures. These seizures can be brief or can persist for prolonged periods. Vigorous episodes which last long can result in physical injuries such as broken bones. 

Causes of Epilepsy

The cause of this condition isn’t very evident; however, most medical practitioners attribute epileptic seizures to brain injury, tumours, infections in the brain or birth defects. Some doctors believe that epilepsy is caused due to genetic mutations and is an outcome of abnormal activity of cells in the brain. Other causes for this condition can be alcohol or narcotics withdrawal and electrolyte problems.

Symptoms

  1. Repeated seizures
  2. Impaired memory
  3. Bouts of fainting
  4. Short spans of blackout
  5. Sudden bouts of blinking and chewing
  6. Panic
  7. Inappropriate repetitive movements

Types of Seizures

A seizure, also known as fit, is usually a brief episode characterised by uncontrollable jerking movement and loss of awareness due to abnormal neuronal activity in your brain. A collective occurrence of these seizures causes epilepsy.

There are three types of seizures an epileptic person usually encounters:

  1. Idiopathic: This kind of seizure has no apparent cause
  2. Cryptogenic: The doctors believe that there is a cause for the seizure but cannot detect it
  3. Symptomatic: These seizures occur due to a reason.

Treatments

  1. Medication: Medication is the most common treatment in case of epilepsy. Drugs taken on a regular basis can stop the seizure partially. But in very severe cases, they seem to have no effect at all.
  2. Surgery: For symptomatic seizures which are caused due to abnormal brain function, surgery can be a way to get rid of seizures. In some minor cases, nerve stimulation in the brain and special diets can be prescribed to control the epileptic seizures.

Five facts about epilepsy you need to know:

  1. Epilepsy is not psychosis or madness and can be treated easily 
  2. Popular celebraties with epilepsy include Aristotle, Alfred Nobel, Alexander the great, Sir Isaacs Newton, Martin Luther and Julius Caesar etc. 
  3. Women with epilepsy can have a normal pregnancy 
  4. Newer medicines for epilepsy are effective and very safe 
  5. Surgery can cure epilepsy in some patients.
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Milk - How Does It Promote Good Health?

Dt. Ashu Gupta 90% (1596 ratings)
M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon  •  16 years experience
Milk - How Does It Promote Good Health?

It is a universally known fact that milk is good for your health, unless you are lactose intolerant of course. But have you ever taken a close look at what milk really accomplishes for your body? Knowing about the medical advantages of consuming milk can also inspire you to include this nutritious item in your diet on a regular basis.

  1. Astonishing Complexion: A glowing complexion is everyone's dream. And milk keeps your skin to stay supple, delicate and sparkling. This is because of the numerous vitamins and nutritional supplements it contains. Drinking about two glasses of milk every day can offer you this benefit in a wonderful way.
  2. Solid Teeth: Milk is a powerhouse of calcium, and that is precisely what your teeth need. Milk also helps in avoiding depressions and tooth rot. Along with calcium, vitamin D is also extremely important for your body, so ensure that the milk you drink is laced with vitamin D.
  3. Solid Bones: You already know that children need to drink milk regularly to build healthy bones and it's also good for their overall development. But grown-ups can also benefit by drinking milk to keep their bones solid, which will lessen the danger of osteoporosis. Once more, this advantage originates from the calcium found in milk, and also vitamin D which retains the calcium in the body.
  4. Muscle Growth: Milk can enhance muscle development in a very effective way. This is because of the protein found in milk. Numerous athletes and health freaks drink milk after a workout, as it gives their body the vital supplements needed for recuperation. Milk also forestalls muscles soreness and recharges the liquids that are lost through physical exertion.
  5. Weight reduction: Studies have demonstrated that ladies who drink milk daily will probably get in shape faster than ladies who don't drink milk. In case you're looking for a solid nibble or satisfying snack, drink a glass of milk. It's additionally prescribed that you take it with supper or while eating an organic product.

Researchers have also found that milk keeps various maladies at bay. It has the ability to lower hypertension and decrease the danger of strokes. Likewise, milk can diminish the creation of cholesterol by your liver and enhances visual perception. There are a few scientists who also believe that milk can reduce the danger of building up of certain types of malignancy. 

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White Vs Brown Egg - What Is More Nutritious?

Dt. Sumiya Sulthana 91% (113 ratings)
Post Graduation Diploma In Clinical Nutrition & Dietician, Certificate In Diabetic Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mysore  •  8 years experience
White Vs Brown Egg - What Is More Nutritious?

Lifestyle changes such as eating healthy and exercising are to be incorporated in everyone’s life. The awareness to go organic is being spread wide, mostly because of social media. Analysis of the food we eat and questioning the components of our diet is very much necessary and this has created a lot of facts and myths. In the world that we live in today, we weigh multiple options for choosing the right one. One such comparison is between white eggs and brown eggs. The egg shell color influences consumers to a great extent.

Nutritional value

Eggs are filled with nutritional value. About 70 calories, 6 grams of protein and vitamin B are the components of eggs. Eggs are a very good source of protein. The egg yolk contains a lot of cholesterol. Those who would want to avoid cholesterol can take only the egg white. Carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin are the other nutrients present in eggs. They lower the risk of macular degeneration. Choline, another element present in the eggs helps in memory development.

Types of eggs

The common labels one could see in the case of eggs are free-run, organic, free-roaming, vegetarian fed, Omega-3 enriched and graded eggs. These categories are based on the diet and lifestyle of the hens. Some hens are fed vegetarian food and are not given animal proteins. Some are not caged and are let in open spaces. These hens lay eggs in their nests and some are fed with flax seeds. Such eggs are labeled as Omega-3 enriched.

White vs brown eggs

Here are a few points to ponder about the difference between white eggs and brown eggs:

  1. Shell: The color of the shell is the major difference between brown and white eggs. The egg shells of brown color are believed to be hard, which is nothing but a myth. Young chickens lay harder shelled eggs.
  2. Nutritional value: The color does not really determine the egg quality. What really matters is the hen's diet. Two hens, given the same diet, lay eggs with the same nutritional value irrespective of the color of the shell.
  3. Yolk: It is believed that brown eggs have richly colored yolks when compared to white eggs. This is determined by the amount of corn the hen eats rather than the eggshell color.
  4. Cost: White chicken lays white eggs and brown chicken lays brown eggs. Brown eggs are costlier than white eggs. This is because the maintenance of brown chickens cost more. They are larger in size and they require more food. This costs the farmers more.
  5. Taste: White eggs and brown eggs taste the same. There are not many differences when it comes to taste of the eggs. This again depends on the food to the hen.
  6. Bleaching of white eggs: White eggs are not bleached to make them appear white. As mentioned earlier, the color of the hen influences the color of the eggs. Sometimes brown hens lay white eggs but the color of the resulting white egg is darker than a normal white egg. This has no connection with bleaching.

The nutritional value is the same for both the eggs. The major things that cause a difference between these two eggs are the shell color and cost.

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Pedophilia - How It Can Be Cured?

MD, BHMS
Sexologist, Mumbai  •  24 years experience
Pedophilia - How It Can Be Cured?
Pedophilia and child molestation are the same thing. True or False. Take this quiz to know now!
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One month before I tested my blood glucose which was 75mmol 2 hrs post prandial that is hypoglycemia .Is this is serious should do other test or not to worry?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Dharwad  •  47 years experience
One month before I tested my blood glucose which was 75mmol 2 hrs post prandial that is hypoglycemia .Is this is seri...
Hello, Thanks for the query. Glucose level 75 mMoles is too high. It might be 75 mg/ 100 ml. That is not low for a normal person. Usual fasting level should be 70 to 100 mg/ 100 ml. Thanks.
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I have these 2 circle itchy bumps on my hand and they are’t red they are my skin color.

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai  •  19 years experience
I have these 2 circle itchy bumps on my hand and they are’t red they are my skin color.
Fungal infection or Ring worm. When occurs in groin, called as jock itch. Usually fungal infection is common in moist areas of body like skin folds. It's mostly circular or round in appearance. May be red or black in colour. Treatment depending on the type and severity. Avoid sharing clothes, towels and soap; sweating also increases it. As it has to be differentiated from eczema and infection, its a must to see and confirm the diagnosis for proper treatment. So, please send photos of the affected area by direct online consultation for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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Hi, I have led a very busy and stressful life as I was Chairman of Electricity Utilities. have been falsely implicated in 2 vigilance cases. I have nothing to worry but court cases take lot of time ,energy and money. I worry a lot.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore  •  47 years experience
Hi, I have led a very busy and stressful life as I was Chairman of Electricity Utilities. have been falsely implicate...
If worry can solve your court cases, go ahead and worry! But you and I know that that is not the case. Just be patient and the law will take its course. If you have the confidence that the case will be favourable to you, relax in that knowledge. Factual knowledge is your solace. If we look too much into the future, it will make you scared. Focus in the moment. Do some mindfulness exercises. They are very useful to stay focussed. When you worry about the future, it spoils your today and may hasten ill-health too. If you keep your physical constitution fit with exercises and proper rest (sleep), and keep your emotional constitution nicely revved up by expressing your feelings, and if you keep your mental/psychological constitution balanced, nothing can perturb you. In your twilight years rest and peace should accompany you always. Life is already difficult: don't add to it.
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I am having viral fever from last 4- 5 days. Doctor have asked me to take Tab ultracet. Can I take urgendol in place of ultracet, as it is not easily available.

Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad  •  10 years experience
I am having viral fever from last 4- 5 days. Doctor have asked me to take Tab ultracet. Can I take urgendol in place ...
Home Remedies Coriander Tea.Bland Diet.Gargle With Salt Water.Eat Raw Garlic & Onion.Honey, Lemon and Ginger Juice.Tulsi ( Basil) Leaves.Be A Couch Potato.
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Hair Growth!

MBBS, DDV, Aesthetic medicine
Dermatologist, Delhi  •  15 years experience
Hair Growth!

Consuming foods which are rich in lean protein, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables will help in maintaining your hair's health.

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Hai Am srikanth I have sub inspector events in the next month of 18 and am not loosing my weight day by day am increasing and I am unable to run with my belly fat will you please suggest me diet and exercise programme.

Masters In Clinical Nutrition & Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore  •  10 years experience
Hai Am srikanth I have sub inspector events in the next month of 18 and am not loosing my weight day by day am increa...
Sure ,we will help you But before prescribing any thing we need some information like. Vitals.Purpose of joining gym. Medical history. Family history. Occupation.Physical activity. Daily routine And many more So, if you want to contact us, you can contact us directly thru Lybrate.
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I have black marks of pimple on my face. I used many cosmetic item but no effect. Is laser treatment or surgery can remove marks permanently.

MD - Homeopathy, Ph..D.
Homeopath, Haldwani  •  9 years experience
I have black marks of pimple on my face. I used many cosmetic item but no effect. Is laser treatment or surgery can r...
Before you try surgical procedure, give yourself 15-20 days in Homeopathy. Sulphur 200 5 ml in 50 ml rose water will cure the marks.
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Interesting Facts About The Vernal Equinox!

BAMS
Ayurveda, Delhi  •  19 years experience
Interesting Facts About The Vernal Equinox!

Winters can often be gloomy, which is why the Spring Equinox comes as good news for those counting the days until warmer weather. It is the time when equator passes through the center of the sun and the days become longerThe spring equinox does not only mark as the beginning of the spring, but has great influence over our health.

  • On an average, we need 8-10 glasses of water a day to stay hydrated. This helps ensure proper blood circulation that takes nutrients to all the calls of the body, aids digestion, maintains proper functioning of the heart and brain and helps remove toxins from the body. Drinking water also helps improve metabolism and can, therefore, help you manage your weight. However, sometimes, you need to drink more water. The spring equinox is one such time of the year when the body needs more water. 
  • The equinox refers to the passing of the earth’s equator plane through the centre of the sun. There are two equinoxes in a year; once in march and once in September. On an equinox, the length of the day and night is almost equal. The equinox in March is known as the Spring Equinox or Vernal Equinox and occurs typically around the March 20. This marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. 
  • For a few days before and after the equinox along with the day of the equinox, the sun is directly overhead and very strong. Thus, it is essential to drink a lot of water and stay indoors as far as possible. If you must go out during the day, carry an umbrella or wear a car. The strength of the sun’s rays can dehydrate the body very fast causing nausea, heat strokes and blackouts. In addition, the heat can also make you sweat excessively thereby increasing the amount of water expelled from your body. An easy way to check your body’s hydrated levels is to check your urine.  A pale yellow, straw-like colour indicates good hydration while a darker yellow means that your body is dehydrated. 
  • While drinking water is important, drinking water the right way is equally important. Drinking a bottle of water at once may give you the impression that you have drunk enough water, but in reality, the body cannot absorb so much water at one time. Instead, you should space out your water intake and drink throughout the day. Juices, soft drinks, tea, coffee etc cannot be used as a substitute for water. The caffeine in tea and coffee can actually dehydrate your body further and hence should be avoided at this time. If plain water does not sound appealing to you, you could infuse it with herbs like basil or fruits and vegetables like strawberries, oranges, lemons and cucumbers to add flavour. 

Washing your face often and showering twice a day can also help hydrate your skin and cool you down. Alternatively, you could fill a spray bottle with water and spritz yourself from time to time.

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