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Treatment of E. coli!

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

Treatment of E. coli

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

Homeopathic Treatment of E Coli

Homeopathy relieves pain, diarrhea and other complaints. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines for E Coli are:

Carb V
China
Crot T
Verat
Rheum
Podo

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of E Coli

There are many conventional medicines available. These must be taken under medical supervision.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of E. coli

Drink plenty of fluids to help with dehydration and fatigue
Eat low-fiber foods
Avoid dairy products, fatty foods, high-fiber foods or highly seasoned foods

What is E. coli?

coli is a type of bacteria that lives in your intestines. You can get E. coli infections by eating foods containing the bacteria. Most varieties of E. coli are harmless or cause relatively brief diarrhea.

Symptoms of E. coli

Diarrhea
Nausea and vomiting
Abdominal pain and tenderness

Causes of E. coli

By eating contaminated food
By drinking contaminated water
When infected adults and children don’t wash their hands properly

Risk factors of E. coli

Young children and older adults
People who have weakened immune systems
Undercooked hamburger; unpasteurized milk, apple juice and soft cheeses made from raw milk.

Complications of E. coli

Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) 

Diagnosis of E. coli

Diagnosis of E. coli involves the following test:

Sample of your stool is sent to a laboratory to test for the presence of E. coli bacteria.

Precautions & Prevention of E. coli

Wash your hands after preparing or eating food, using the bathroom, or changing diapers
Wash utensils with hot soapy water before using
Avoid pink hamburger
Drink only pasteurized milk

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7 Causes Of Dyspepsia!

Dr. Puneet Agrawal 91% (415 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Agra
7 Causes Of Dyspepsia!

Dyspepsia is a disorder of the stomach that is characterized by pain in the upper part of the stomach. It is not a single disorder, but is a collection of symptoms such as nausea, burping and bloating. It results when the acid of the stomach comes in contact with the mucosa of the digestive tract. These acids cause a breakdown of the mucosa leading to inflammation and irritation, which leads to indigestion. It may also result from eating disorders or certain medications.

Symptoms:
The symptoms of this disorder tend to occur mostly after consuming food and drink. In some cases, the symptoms tend to go away after eating or drinking. The symptoms of dyspepsia are: 

  1. You may feel bloated on a regular basis
  2. You may experience discomfort in your stomach
  3. Loss of appetite
  4. You may experience constant burping
  5. You may feel nauseous
  6. Symptoms of heartburn
  7. You may also experience chest pain and breathing difficulties
  8. You may be affected by jaundice

Causes:
The various causes of dyspepsia are: 

  1. Irritable bowel syndrome, which hampers the movement of food through the intestines
  2. If you are unable to properly digest dairy products
  3. Gastroesophageal reflux disease that results in reflux of the acids of the stomach
  4. Any inflammation of the gall bladder
  5. Various medicines such as aspirin, steroids and antibiotics may lead to dyspepsia
  6. If you suffer from depression or anxiety then it may lead to dyspepsia
  7. Excess consumption of chocolate, coffee and alcohol

Dyspepsia may be controlled by modifying your lifestyle. Some of the changes that you may make are

  1. Don't sleep immediately after eating, wait for at least two hours before you go to bed
  2. Avoid spicy foods as they tend to aggravate symptoms of dyspepsia
  3. Space out your meals, eat multiple smaller meals instead of few large ones
  4. Restrict smoking and alcohol consumption
  5. Lose weight as being overweight may lead to dyspepsia
  6. Avoid wearing tight clothes 
  7. Exercise on a regular basis to keep your body healthy and maintain optimal weight levels

Top Reasons To See A Urologist!

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Agrawal 91% (11 ratings)
M.Ch - Urology, DNB (General Surgery), MS - Urology, MBBS, DNB - Urology
Urologist, Jalandhar
Top Reasons To See A Urologist!

Be it frequent urination, painful urination, or change in color of urine, you must not hesitate to visit a urologist, especially when the symptoms persist for more than two days. Typically, an abnormal urge to urinate is directly affected by any infection in the bladder or due to any underlying medical condition. A urologist who is specialized in the study and treatment of disorders related to the urinary system is the right person to diagnose the problem and put you on the right treatment. Read on to have an insight into symptoms that would necessitate a urologist visit.

Inability to urinate: Many people tend to have calcium depositions in their urinary tract. This is what is known as a stone. When this stone grows big in dimension, it can block the ureters or the urethra. In both these situations, the total urine output reduces to a great extent or can stop completely. The first symptom, in this case, will be an intolerable pain in the back or lower abdomen. This is also a common sign in males with an enlarged prostate.

As the prostate grows in size, it pushes onto the bladder, thus again making it difficult to release urine.

  1. Pain in the lower abdomen: Pain in the lower abdomen is also a symptom of various kinds of urinary problems. If the pain is accompanied by urinary frequency or a burning sensation during urination, it inevitably prompts a visit to the urologist to check for bladder cancer or prostate.
  2. Blood in urine: Irrespective of the gender of the sufferer, blood in the urine is never a good sign. An immediate visit to the urologist is suggested as he can order tests which can highlight an infection or a disease or in extreme cases, even the early signs of cancer in kidney or bladder.
  3. Repeated urinary tract infections: Cases might arise, when a particular person is suffering from two or more infections in a span of 6 months. This situation should never be ignored, and immediately a doctor should be visited as this can be a serious health problem in both men and women. Prophylactic or some antibiotic treatments will be prescribed in this case.
  4. Chronic pain in the pelvic region: This is again another urinary condition which can affect both sexes. This condition is characterized by increased frequency of urination and nocturia and pain in the lower abdomen are also reported. Nocturia is severe nighttime urination. The treatment for this condition depends on the reason. A series of tests and examinations have to be carried out to find out the reason, and accordingly, a treatment plan has to be charted out.

Apart from the symptoms mentioned above, if you experience uncontrolled urine leakage or any sediments in urine or if you sense any abnormality concerning the lower abdominal area a urologist visit is warranted. No need to shy away from reporting even such minor discomfort as it could help avoid dire consequences.

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Stomach Pain: Consult a Doctor as It Could Be the Symptom of Kidney Stones

Dr. Irfan Shaikh 85% (10 ratings)
MCh Urology & Transplant Surgeon, MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
Urologist, Pune
Stomach Pain: Consult a Doctor as It Could Be the Symptom of Kidney Stones

Hard, crystalline deposits in the kidney which cause pain in the stomach are known as a kidney stones. The condition is common among people between the ages of 30 to 60. Made of various minerals and salts present in the urine, they stick conjunctly to form small pebbles which circulate in the kidney. Medically known as nephrolithiasis, kidney stones are also referred to as renal colic, in advanced stages, when they tend to cause severe pain.

Causes of Kidney Stones:

Kidney stones are essentially made of calcium, ammonia, uric acid and cysteine. Such superfluous products when present in the blood, occasionally form crystals that accumulate inside the kidneys. With time, those crystals form a hard pebble-like chunk which eventually lead to kidney stones.

Not drinking sufficient fluids is often attributed as a common cause for kidney stones. Yet oftentimes, certain medications that you may use also tend to increase the levels of unwanted substance in the urine. Once formed, the kidney stones pass through the urinary system (namely the bladder, kidneys and their tubules) where sometime they get stuck, consequently leading to the condition.

Some tiny stones go unsuspected and pass out painlessly during urination. But quite fairly, kidney stones obstruct a part of the urinary system which include:

  1. Ureter: the tube which connects the kidney to the bladder

  2. Urethra: the final tube from which the urine passes

Such obstructions can cause grievous pain in the groin and abdomen and at times, lead to UTI (urinary tract infection). Urinary tract infections affect the kidneys, tubes and the bladder and cause discomfort and pain.

Also, a grievous data estimates that around half the people who experience kidney stones are likelier to face them again within the subsequent 5 years.

Treatment:

Most kidney stones are miniscule and they smoothly pass through your urine. Yet some become large and require medications at home. Even larger stones require ultrasound or laser energy to be shattered. Keyhole surgery (a minimally invasive surgery that is carried out with the help of an incision, very small in size and with the help of special techniques and instruments such as fibre optics) may be also opted for as an alternative treatment.

Ulcerative Colitis - Does Homeopathic Treatments Work?

Dr. Subhash Ponkiya 89% (234 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Rajkot
Ulcerative Colitis - Does Homeopathic Treatments Work?

Ulcerative colitis is a disorder that causes inflammations and ulcers inside your colon, affecting the entire digestive system. The disease grows over time and symptoms start to worsen over a prolonged period, rather than the problem showing up suddenly. Severe cases of ulcerative colitis may even be fatal if treatment does not resolve some of the complications arising from the condition.

Causes of Ulcerative Colitis-
The exact cause for the inflammatory bowel disease is unknown. Improper diet and lifestyle can aggravate the symptoms, but do not cause the condition. Some possible causes for the disease include-

  1. Improper functioning of the body’s immune system causes it to recognize the colon as a foreign body.
  2. Genetic factors and hereditary may also be held accountable in some instances.

Risk factors for the condition include old age and family history of the condition.

Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis-
Here are some common symptoms associated with the condition-

  1. Bloody diarrhoea
  2. Rectal pain
  3. Weight loss
  4. Pain in the abdominal region along with cramping
  5. Fever
  6. Urgency to defecate
  7. Inadequate bowel movement despite the feeling of urgency

How can you prevent ulcerative colitis?
Ulcerative colitis cannot be prevented as the exact cause for the condition is unknown. However, there are simple steps that will help manage the symptoms.

  1. Diet change- You need to stop eating certain foods, such as, dairy products, beans, broccoli, cabbage and anything spicy. Instead, fibre intake must be increased drastically.
  2. Exercise- Mild exercise or activities have a profound impact on managing the condition.
  3. Avoiding stress
  4. Drinking plenty of fluids

Role of Homeopathy in Managing Ulcerative Colitis-
Homeopathy follows a natural and holistic approach to deal with the condition. It does not merely treat the symptoms, but looks to cure the underlying cause for those symptoms. Homeopathic remedies will greatly bolster the overall condition of the body’s immune system. Furthermore, the bloody diarrhoea accompanying the disease will also stop with proper homeopathic treatment.

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Fast Food - Know Its Damaging Effect On Body!

Dt. Divita Dhingra 84% (10 ratings)
Diploma In Diet & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Fast Food - Know Its Damaging Effect On Body!

The name 'fast food' comes from the fact that it can be prepared and served in a jiffy and not to mention, tastes delicious. Don't be fooled by the smell and the taste, they have such little to no nutritional value that they can hardly be called food. They are rich in calories, fat and sugar that lead to various kinds of health conditions. Popular junk foods include gums, sweets, carbonated drinks, desserts, dried foods; you probably love them now but after knowing their effects on your health you might want to eliminate them from your diet.

Here are some of the conditions which can be caused by consumption of excessive fast food:

1. Heart diseases

Fast food contains high amounts of trans or saturated fats that can clog your arteries and lead to high level of cholesterol later in life. People who have junk food more than four times a week increase their risk of dying by 80%.

2. Obesity

Adolescents who have poor eating habits are at high risk of being obese. Gaining a lot of weight beyond a recommended proportion can cause many health problems. Junk foods have sugar and calories that lead to weight gain. It has also been noticed that people who are prone to eating more fast foods are less likely to consume fruits and vegetables and this further weakens their immune system.

3. Peptic Ulcer
 

Peptic ulcer is a disease that occurs in the gastrointestinal tract; it is acidic in nature and cause extreme stomach ache.  Spicy oily and salted food combined with stress and alcohol can lead to this condition. 

4. Diabetes

Busy work schedule prevents many people from cooking at home and they take resort in fast food but it is advisable not to let work get in the way of your health. Consuming regular fast food coupled with poor lifestyle and lack of exercise leads to obesity which in turn causes type 2 diabetes.  

Cut down on junk foods and incorporate fruits and vegetables and also make time to include a daily exercise routine to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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Treatment of Cryptosporidiosis!

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

Treatment of Cryptosporidiosis

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

Homeopathic Treatment of Cryptosporidiosis

Homeopathy relieves complaints like fever, nausea, diarrhea and resist infection by improving immunity. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines for treatment of cryptosporidiosis are:

Aloe
Gamb
China
Carb V
Crot T
Iris V
Podo

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Cryptosporidiosis

Allopathic Treatment of Cryptosporidiosis includes the following medications:

Anti-parasitic drugs – nitazoxanide and Azithromycin
Anti-motility agents – loperamide and its derivatives

What is Cryptosporidiosis?

Cryptosporidiosis is a gastrointestinal disease whose primary symptom is diarrhea. It is also known as cryptosporidium infection. In most healthy people, a cryptosporidium infection produces a bout of watery diarrhea and the infection usually goes away within a week or two. But a cryptosporidium infection can become life-threatening without proper treatment.

Symptoms of Cryptosporidiosis

Fever
Nausea and Vomiting
Watery diarrhea
Dehydration
Weight loss
Stomach cramps or pain

Causes of Cryptosporidiosis

By swallowing water or beverages contaminated with stool from infected humans or animals
By eating uncooked food contaminated with Crypto
Swimming in water contaminated with cryptosporidium
Touching your hand to your mouth if your hand has been in contact with a contaminated surface or object
Having close contact with other infected people or animals
By exposure to human feces through sexual contact

Risk factors of Cryptosporidiosis

Parents of infected children
Child care workers
Animal handlers
Those who engage in oral-to-anal sexual activity
People traveling to developing countries
Swimmers who swallow water in pools, lakes and rivers
People who handle infected cattle
People who drink water from shallow, unprotected wells

Complications of Cryptosporidiosis

Malnutrition
weight loss
Severe dehydration
Inflammation of a bile duct
Inflammation of your gallbladder, liver or pancreas 

Diagnosis of Cryptosporidiosis

Diagnosis of Cryptosporidiosis involves the following tests:

Acid-staining test
Stool culture
Checking liver and gallbladder function

Precautions & Prevention of Cryptosporidiosis

Avoid fecal exposure during sexual activity
Wash your hands with soap and water after using the toilet, changing diapers, and before and after eating
Wash all fruits and raw vegetables before eating
Limit swimming activities in lakes, streams and public swimming pools
Handle newborn farm and domestic animals with care
Drink boiled or filtered water
 

Dahi - A wonderful Food!

Ms. Geetanjali Ahuja Mengi 90% (479 ratings)
Masters Of Science In Dietetics And Food Service Management Msc. (DFSM), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), Advanced Clinical Nutrition Program, Post Graduate Diploma In Clinical Nutrition And Dietetics PGD, Bachelors Degree In Applied Nutrition Bhsc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Dahi - A wonderful Food!

Dahi or Curd is a staple food that goes with every Indian meal. It is fermented milk through the process of pasteurization. The dahi is served in different variations like lassi, buttermilk,chaas and many more. It is also used as an ingredient in cooking delicious North Indian and South Indian delicacies. 

The Dahi offers many health benefits for the human body:
 

1. Digestive properties:
Including curd or dahi in your daily diet leads to the robust digestive system as it a Probiotic food(food that contains live bacteria). It enhances the digestive activity of the stomach, treats digestive disorders and soothes an upset stomach.
 

2. It is the perfect food for lactose intolerants:
Milk is perceived as the ideal food for growth and immunity for the human body, yet some people are born with the condition of being lactose intolerant(not able to digest milk). This condition prevents them from consuming milk or dairy products as their body is unable to handle the milk protein. So is not the case with curd as it is fermented.
 

3. Immunity booster:
Curd contains live bacteria and also produces Vitamin K, and they stimulate the growth of B and T lymphocytes which are the essential base for immunity in the human body. It also protects the stomach and intestinal tract from harmful infections and aids their effective functioning.
 

4. Beauty treatment:
Dahi has a moisturizing effect on skin, and it also heals dry skin naturally. The dahi is known for maintaining the efficiency of the gastrointestinal tract which leads to healthy skin. One can also use dahi in face packs for the cool and repairing effect it has on the skin. Combining curd with turmeric and aloe vera can help clear the skin from blemishes and other skin problems.
 

5. Reduces high blood pressure:
The curd is an excellent source of Vitamin D, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc and other micro nutrients. Curd stops the formation of cholesterol in the arterial region thereby preventing hypertension and high blood pressure in the body. It also helps in prevention of cardiac diseases.
These are some of the benefits of curd that help us to prevent many diseases in our fast-paced life. Include and consume this wholesome dahi in your daily diet and enjoy a healthy life.

 

Gall Bladder Attack - Know Signs Of It!

Dr. Brahmesh Guntamukkala 89% (60 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Visakhapatnam
Gall Bladder Attack - Know Signs Of It!

The gall bladder, which sits just below the rib cage to the right of the stomach, is very tender to touch. It is a little sac or storage compartment for bile, which is produced by the liver. The gallbladder emits bile into the small intestines via a duct referred to as the cystic duct. The entire process is meant to break down foods (namely fatty foods). 

Gallbladder attack symptoms may include one or more of the following:

-Pain in the back right shoulder blade:

Sometimes, pain radiates through to the back shoulder blade on the right side or in the middle between the shoulder blades. This is pain from the gallbladder affecting the back of the shoulder. This back shoulder blade chest pain is one of the most common yet unknown symptoms of a gallbladder disorder. This can come and go or be constant. It may be sharp, excruciating or dull. It may also occur especially at night. A gallbladder attack will typically last for one to four hours.

-Pain in the stomach

The most common symptom of a gallbladder problem is pain. This pain usually occurs in the mid to upper-right section of your abdomen. It can be mild and intermittent, or it can be quite severe and frequent. In some cases, the pain will begin to radiate to other areas of the body, including the back and chest.

-Nausea or Vomiting

Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms among all types of gallbladder problems. But only a chronic gallbladder disease may cause digestive problems, such as acid reflux, gas, nausea, and vomiting.

-Diarrhea:

Having more than four bowel movements a day for at least three months may be a sign of chronic gallbladder disease.

-Fever or Chills:

An unexplained fever may signal that you have a bile duct infection. If you have an infection, you need treatment before it worsens and becomes dangerous. The infection can become life-threatening if it's allowed to spread to other parts of the body.

-Unusual Stools or Urine

Lighter-colored stools and dark urine are possible signs of a common bile duct block.

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Abdomen Colic!

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

Treatment of Abdomen Colic
Homeopathic Treatment of Abdomen Colic
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Abdomen Colic
Psychotherapy Treatment of Abdomen Colic
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Abdomen Colic
Surgical Treatment of Abdomen Colic
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Abdomen Colic
Other Treatment of Abdomen Colic
What is Abdomen Colic

Symptoms of Abdomen Colic

Causes of Abdomen Colic

Risk factors of Abdomen Colic

Complications of Abdomen Colic

Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Abdomen Colic

Precautions & Prevention of Abdomen Colic

Treatment of Abdomen Colic

Homeopathic Treatment of Abdomen Colic

Homeopathic remedies are very relaxing, offering immediate help to both to babies and adults, during pain in the stomach. They eliminate tendency of colic. Some of the homeopathic remedies which may be used for abdomen colic are as follows:

Cup m
Mag p
Nux v
Bryonia
Coloc

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Abdomen Colic

Acupuncture is suitable for treating abdomen colic. It provides a better analgesic effect in a shorter time, without side-effects. Acupuncture is a group of procedures which involves the stimulation of locations on or near the skin by a variety of techniques. The most common method of stimulation is through thin metal needles that are manipulated manually or with an electrical current.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Abdomen Colic

The conventional and allopathic treatment of abdomen colic involves the use of medicines that may solve the causes that produce it. Indigestion of antacids and a proper diet with appropriate abstinence from alcohol, coffee and tobacco can fix the problem after treatment.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Abdomen Colic

Beans and pulses should be avoided

Avoid fried items

What is Abdomen Colic?

Abdomen colic is a Stomach pain that occurs between the lower upper body and the groin.  It is a severe discomfort in the abdomen caused by distention, obstruction or inflammation.

Symptoms of Abdomen Colic

Gas
Indigestion
Fever
Fatigue
Nausea
Poor appetite
Vomiting
Causes of Abdomen Colic

Indigestion
constipation
Stress
Obstruction
Strangulation
Inflammation
Food poisoning
Kidney failure
Liver failure

Risk factors of Abdomen Colic

Upset stomach
Food poisoning
Kidney failure

Complications of Abdomen Colic

Dehydration due to lack of fluids
Deficiencies of vitamins
Loss of appetite
Poor nutrition
Diagnosis of Abdomen Colic

Blood test – Complete blood count, pregnancy test, blood culture
Urinalysis
X ray abdomen – To diagnose renal stone, intestinal obstruction etc
Abdominal CT scan – To evaluate internal organs and tissues, useful to detect tumor infections, renal stones, appendicitis.
Abdominal MRI – To diagnose abnormal growth tumors
Abdominal ultrasound – To assess the structures with in the abdomen, used to evaluate gall bladder stone, renal stone, ectopic pregnancy etc.
Precautions & Prevention of Abdomen Colic

Don’t do any hard physical activity immediately after taking the major meals
Fried food should be avoided

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