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Alzheimer's Day - Tips To Help A Person Deal With It!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad  •  8 years experience
Alzheimer's Day - Tips To Help A Person Deal With It!

World Alzheimer’s Day is celebrated on the 21st of September each year. A number of organizations, from all over the world concentrate on raising the awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is a very common type of dementia. It falls under the group of disorders in which mental functioning gets impaired.

Life for an Alzheimer’s patients is quite difficult, but by following the following tips, you can support yourself and will also help you to cope with it. 

  1. You have to accept the changes and accept that life will continue getting difficult. Instead of trying to cover your difficulties for protection from embarrassment, you should face the fact. You also have to accept the changes in your physical abilities and adapt to skills, which are beneficial.
  2. You should develop some ideal coping strategies. Try to be occupied and involved and respond to the challenges you face in everyday life. By practicing the coping skills you will be able to gain a sense of control in your life.
  3. Try to identify stuff. Make a list of all the tasks which seem challenging to you and try to develop coping strategies for these tasks. Prioritize your tasks and determine whether it is really necessary to overcome certain tasks. You should also strategize solutions and come up with solutions which would suit you best.
  4. You should set realistic goals and expectations for yourself and use the coping skills to deal with difficult tasks. In case of very challenging tasks, do not hesitate to take help.
  5. A daily routine or plan is required for keeping a track of several tasks. A schedule reduces the amount of time you spend to figure out something, simplifying your task and also prevents mistakes.
  6. Always approach one task at a time and take enough time to complete tasks. Do not give up on challenging tasks and take breaks to figure things out.
  7. Always remember that you have more than a single chance to solve problems. If one chance fails, you should adopt new strategies and try again and again with better assessment.
  8. You should identify the triggers which cause anxiety and stress. Knowing the causes will allow you to plan in advance so that you can prevent them.
  9. Keep in mind that your family, friends, pets, will power and prayers are sources of great strength and will help you get past any obstacle.
  10. You should accept help from others and do not hesitate or think about being dependent on others.

You should take the advice from your psychiatrist or from Alzheimer Association National Early-Stage Advisors in order to understand the challenges such as medications, management of schedules and dealing with emotional or relationship changes. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Skin - 5 Bad Habits That Can Ruin It!

Dr. Aanchal Sehrawat 89% (90 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology & Venerology & Leprosy (DDVL), DNB Dermatology
Dermatologist, Gurgaon  •  10 years experience
Skin - 5 Bad Habits That Can Ruin It!

Following a proper skin care regime ensures a flawless skin. You cannot enjoy a beautiful, supple, flawless skin without taking good care of it or putting much effort into it. Giving energy and time into taking good care of your skin will result in soft and alluring skin. However, sometimes despite a proper skin care regime, your skin looks dull and unhealthy. This is due to the habits you have incorporated that ruin your skin as a consequence and make it look drab. Mentioned below are 5 habits which are terrible for your skin and should be stopped at once. 

1. Washing your face with harsh cleansers:
Most people who are prone to oily skin resulting in acne and pimples, resort towards cleansers and exfoliators to dry their skin out. While this seems like a great idea in theory, the cleaners end up removing the beneficial oils produced by the skin and destroy the skin's natural protective barrier. 

2. Using products stored in jars:
Skin experts and dermatologists believe that tube packaged products are much better than products stored in a jar. This is because most skin care products contain antioxidants which break down when repeatedly exposed to air and sun thus making your products less effective with every use.

3. Skimping on sleep:
Apart from benefitting your mood, energy levels and metabolism, sleep also rewards you with a beautiful skin. It keeps dark circles away and makes your skin glow. Lack of sleep causes stress and generates free radicals in our skin, thus harming it. 

4. Using cotton pillowcases instead of satin ones:
Your collagen breaks down due to persistent pressure of your face into your pillow which is traumatic to your skin. Avoid too much friction by opting for satin pillows instead of cotton ones. Moreover, if you are prone to acne, wash your pillows every week to remove the buildup of residue that accumulates on your sheets. 

5. Talking too much on the phone:
Studies show that bacteria gathers on the surface of your phone which is why you must clean it every time you talk over the phone or talk to them on speaker. Phone applies pressure on your face which traps the oil and causes zits. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Know How Your Posture May Affect You!

Dr. Deepak Dalmia 87% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Kanpur  •  26 years experience
Know How Your Posture May Affect You!

In the technologically advanced era one lives in, it is pretty much easy to use up one’s entire day glued to the digital screens; right from checking the social media updates while commuting to sitting before the computer for everyday work. Yet nobody is aware of the fact that apart from creating a social gap, these electronic gadgets can take a toll on their postures too.

  1. You lean against your desks with your neck leaned forward in an attempt to grasp what is on the computer screen and your hand on your mouse scrunched up on one side. Sadly, human body was never designed to pose in such a consorted way resulting in adverse side effects.
  2. The head usually weighs 10 to 12 pounds on an average when it is balanced evenly over the shoulders. However, with each extra tilt forward, the weight on your spine might escalate up to 60 pounds and even beyond that. Excessive weight on the spine can lead to its subsequent collapse.
  3. Too much use of tablets and smart phones for swiping or texting can cause inflamed index fingers, thumb joints and tendons. You tend to suffer from wrist pain, enfeebled grip or popping sound while moving the fingers. Typing with one thumb without giving considerable breaks in between can also exert stress on the fingers.
  4. Hunched over, shoulders slumped and necks bent down are the ways majority of the people use their electronic gadgets. This can trigger misalignment of the spine aggravating your health. Spine protects the nervous system, coordinating and controlling various functions of the body. Any sort of disruption might render a drastic consequence.
  5. Poor posture impacts the ligaments and muscles in a negative way giving way to a series of complications such as gastrointestinal problems, back or neck pain or severe curvature of the spine, heightening the risk of arterial or pulmonary problems.

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

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Skin Health - Know The ABCDE Of Skin Cancer!

MD (AIIMS), Clinical Fellow,Skin Oncology(New England Medical Centre & Boston University,USA), Clinical Fellow.Photomedicine(Mass.Gen.Hospital,Harvard Medical School,USA), Clinical Fellow,Laser Surgery(Mass.Gen Hospital,Harvard Medical School,USA)
Dermatologist, Kolkata  •  24 years experience
Most skin cancers are easy to cure. True or false? Take this quiz to know more.
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I am susceptible to allergic attacks at change of season after my kidney transplant. What is the solution?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - General Medicine, DNB (Nephrology)
Nephrologist, Mohali  •  11 years experience
Sir you are already on immune suppressive medicines like tac and steroid. So only thing you can do is try to find out allergen or trigger and try to avoid it. Vitamin C and proper hydration can decrease seasonal attacks but not much proven, you can give a try.
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I'm not suicidal or homicidal. I'm a recovering drug addict 4 years clean, bad childhood, anger issues improving with age, divorced (4 1/2 yrs) from a man that physically and mentally abused me, No family/support system, Working 2 jobs an still in debt. I have no energy, always negative, mind racing, short tempered, hostile, angry, feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Are these signs of depression an anxiety? Do I need to learn more ways to cope with everyday life being sober? Anger problems?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore  •  47 years experience
I'm not suicidal or homicidal. I'm a recovering drug addict 4 years clean, bad childhood, anger issues improving with...
In alcoholism we have a term for one who has all the symptoms of alcoholism but does not consume alcohol. He is referred to as a 'dry alcoholic'. You seem to fit a description of an abstaining druggie. Don't take the labels seriously but it does convey is that there are a lot of issues from your past and habit that need to be worked upon. You must go to a addiction counselor and get proper therapy to clear all the effects of your past, issues with emotions and a lot of pain deep within. Once you have done so, there will be a marked change in life and outlook.
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I am addicted to masturbation what should I do? Also I have pimples problems on my face.

Dermatologist, Chennai  •  19 years experience
I am addicted to masturbation what should I do? Also I have pimples problems on my face.
Acne or pimples. Due to hormonal changes. Oily skin causes it. Common in adolescent age. May occur in adults also. Food like Oily foods, ice cream, chocolate and sweets increase it. Treatment depends on the grade of pimples or acne. So, please send photos by direct online consultation as it's a must to see which grade of pimples or acne for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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I go to school and come back home then I go to tuition and then don't have much time for much stuff. But I eat lots of junk food and apply hair spray on hair to set them to style. My hair now sheds quite some hair daily and I am getting very fat day by day. If I could get some advice and suggestions to stop these stuff pls help. I also have acne pls advice for this too. Thx.

MSW, Clinical Hypnotherapy, MBA, Post Graduation in Counselling, Research Scholar
Psychologist, Guwahati  •  10 years experience
I go to school and come back home then I go to tuition and then don't have much time for much stuff. But I eat lots o...
You need to consult a qualified counsellor in your area and take their advice to get yourself released of all emotional trauma you hold within Symptoms suggests you are too much overworked and anxious You can engage yourself in some form of yoga or relaxation to take care of your stress and anxiety as apparently from your situation it seems you are very anxious. You should also share issues with close friends and pursue your hobbies to buildup your self esteem. Maybe gardening, writing, painting, music etc.
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Skin Warts - Laser Surgery For Removing Them!

M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery)
Dermatologist, Pune  •  11 years experience
Skin Warts - Laser Surgery For Removing Them!

Warts refer to a type of a deformity in the skin, which refers to the formation of a small, hard, benign growth on the surface of the skin. It is generally caused by a viral infection and results in a feeling of discomfort or pain. Additionally, laser surgery is a technique, which uses a sharp and strong beam of light to destroy the wart tissue from the skin. The surgical process is usually performed at a doctor's clinic or chamber, under proper medical supervision.

When should you consider laser surgery?
Ideally a laser surgery should be your last resort to remove a wart when all the other means of removing a wart have failed. You should opt for a laser surgery only under the following circumstances:

  • Medicines have not been able to remove the wart
  • Warts are large and widespread
  • Appearance of warts during pregnancy (only after consulting your doctor)

What should you keep in mind? Before opting for surgery:

A laser surgery is a quite complicated process, but its effects are rapid and effective. Some of the things to be kept in mind before you actually opt for a laser treatment are as follows:

  • Laser technology does not lead to scarring on the skin
  • The surgery requires a local anesthetic, which is used for making the affected body part numb
  • Laser treatments should not be used as an initial treatment
  • It is a sure shot way to remove warts

Post surgery:
After a laser surgery the wound is generally painful depending upon the intensity, location and number of warts that are removed. Some of the probable outcomes of a laser surgery are as follows:

  • Bleeding of warts lasting upto 1 week
  • Mild to severe pain
  • Short lived fever
  • Yellowish discharge, which is to be cleaned
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10 years back I got an heart attack. 1 stent was put. How long would this stent last?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Fellowship in EP
Cardiologist, Delhi  •  38 years experience
10 years back I got an heart attack. 1 stent was put. How long would this stent last?
7% of stents fail in first year, and after that about 1% per year. So there is about 90% chance of this stent functioning for another ten years.
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Hi my son 8 years old he has white patches under eyes and white dots on body please give some suggestion to me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Fellowship in Medical Cosmotology and lasser
Ayurveda, Thrissur  •  8 years experience
Hi my son 8 years old he has white patches under eyes and white dots on body please give some suggestion to me.
This may be vitiligo. A condition where our skin loses black pigment, resulting white patches. Usually white patches runs in families. In Ayurveda it is called Swithram. We are treating this condition. It is curable. For treatments I should know about the duration of white patches, how much areas affected, currently which medications are using etc. For treatments send the details and consult.
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I am observing I am having yellowish nails and mostly I have pimples on my thighs and legs Whenever I pick something with fingers I found my fingers get red and pointed in.

Homeopath, Chandigarh  •  20 years experience
I am observing I am having yellowish nails and mostly I have pimples on my thighs and legs Whenever I pick something ...
Dear Lybrate user As there are so many reasons of pimples on the covered area lije sweating etc. Tight clothes can irritate your skin. Change clothes with sweat or oil as soon as possible. Monitor sun exposure. Sun can help with superficial acne, but it also can encourage the production of sebum and lesions. Always use a sunscreen. Try a warm compress to loosen and soften any acne lesions. Let me know some more details about you so call back for proper cure .You may contact me for on line chat.
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I have a lot of belly fat and I don't know how to reduce it .I reduced my daily food intake but its reducing my entire body fat and making my belly look bigger can you tell me an alternative?

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Rudrapur  •  10 years experience
I have a lot of belly fat and I don't know how to reduce it
.I reduced my daily food intake but its reducing my entir...
Weight gain is a result of lack of nutrition, and reducing your meal is nt a good plan. Consult dietitian and plan your diet according to lifestyle and your sleeping pattern.
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What is FUE Hair transplant And How Is It Done?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi  •  24 years experience
What is FUE Hair transplant And How Is It Done?

What is FUE Hair transplant?
Follicular Unit Extraction is most widely used and the most reliable method of hair transplant being utilized for the permanent and scar-less restoration of hair. FUE is so effective surgical method that it is impossible to distinguish transplanted hair from natural hair. Results are natural and undetectable.

How is FUE done?
The procedure is performed in the OPD under Local AnaesthesiaAnaesthesia is given to prevent any discomfort to the patient during the procedure.

FUE is the method of extraction donor hair directly from donor site in a follicular unit hair transplant procedure. An instrument is used to make small circular incisions in the skin around a follicular unit while separating it from the surrounding tissue. The follicular unit is directly extracted from the scalp leaving a small open hole.

This process continues until the surgeon accumulates large number of follicular units for the planned hair restoration. For single session, this procedure can take two to three hours whereas for long session, it may be accomplished over two consecutive days. The donor scars are approximately 1mm in size which completely heals within ten days.

Before the grafts are harvested, tiny 'recipient sites'; are made in the balding area of the scalp using a fine needle-point instrument. The follicular units are then placed into the recipient sites where they will grow into healthy hair-producing follicles. The creation of recipient sites and the placing of follicular unit grafts are essentially the same in both FUE and FUT procedures. The difference lies in the appearance of the donor area and in the quality and quantity of grafts obtained with each technique.

How is the healing phase after an FUE?
The donor wounds, approximately 1-mm in size, completely heal over the course of seven to ten days, leaving tiny white scars buried in the hair in the back and sides of the scalp.

When does the hair begin growing?
The transplanted hair generally shed within 2 to 6 weeks after the surgery as roots enter in resting phase. Within three to eight months, transplanted roots start sprouting hair. It takes ten to twelve months to have denser hair as hair continue to mature and thicken gradually. Once transplanted hair begin to grow, it will continue to do so for lifetime.

What is biostimulated FUE?
It comprises of hair transplantation by FUE along with 3 sessions of Platelet rich plasma therapy which simultaneously enhance residual hairs as well as transplanted hairs by presence of high concentration of growth factors directly near the hair roots and stimulation of STEM CELLS.

In this hair follicles to be transplanted are preserved in a special solution enriched with patient's own growth factors and at the end of surgery this concentrated solution of growth factors is injected into the whole affected area.

With biostimulation, a good proportion of transplanted hairs remain in growth phase (ANAGEN) and directly start growing after transplantation.


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