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6 Effective Remedies to Treat Cystic Acne

Dr. Shreyas Bansal 87% (19 ratings)
Diploma in Yoga, Certificate in Food and Nutrition, BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Indore
6 Effective Remedies to Treat Cystic Acne

Cystic acne is a serious form of acne, which is characterized by deep, inflamed acne breakout. Red cysts are developed under the surface of the skin, which cause great pain. Cystic acnes are not only painful, but also affect your appearance and self-confidence.

Hence, effective steps should be taken to get rid of them. Here are 6 effective remedies to treat cystic acne.

  1. Do not pop: Avoid popping the acne which appear on your skin. Cystic acnes should never be popped because of their depth and popping or squeezing will make them worse. The more you touch them, the more they tend to worsen, and permanent scars may be left.
  2. Ice: Applying ice cubes directly to the acne affected area for some time constricts the blood vessels in the cyst. By applying ice, the size and redness of the acne get reduced.
  3. Proper skin care: You should maintain a simple skin care routine and avoid scented moisturizers. Before applying any lotion, ensure that your skin is clean and exfoliated. Use oil free and non-scented moisturizers.
  4. Do not get obsessed: Avoid spending hours looking at the cystic acne in the mirror. The more obsessed you, the more negative thoughts will come into your mind, making you feel even worse.
  5. Towels and pillowcases: Do not let other people use your towels and pillows. Abstain from washing these items with strong detergents and use natural, non-scented laundry products. Change your pillowcases and towels regularly.
  6. Diet: In case of cystic acne, you should take several diet precautions. Cut down the use of dairy products, excessive sugar, grain products and caffeine. Fried food and fast food should be avoided as well.

For better healing of cystic acne, you should consume probiotic rich foods, foods high in zinc, protein and fiber. You can consume several supplements as well, such as probiotics, zinc and Omega-3 fatty acids.

  1. Relax: Stress makes the condition of cystic acne worse. You should undertake relaxation techniques to reduce stress as hormones released due to stress can make the acne worse. You should try natural stress relievers.
  2. Sleep: Having proper sleep at night regularly improves your health and reduces inflammation due to cystic acne.
  3. Exercise: Regular exercise benefits the lymphatic system and detoxifies the body. Your mood and self-esteem are improved, which have been hampered due to acne.
  4. Essential oils: Essential oils such as lavender and tea tree help in treating cystic acne. With anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, these oils are effective and can be applied to the acne directly.

Cystic acne is a severe form of acne, which requires proper care and treatment. Several simple remedies can be used to treat the same.

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Appetite Hormones - How Do They Impact Your Eating Habits?

Ms. Pummy Virmani 88% (79 ratings)
Certificate In Food / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Dehradun
Appetite Hormones - How Do They Impact Your Eating Habits?

Are you aware of the function of appetite hormones in your body? Appetite hormones or hunger hormones are the hormones which are responsible for making you feel hungry, and also account for a decreased appetite, which is common for all of us at times.

Leptin and Ghrelin are the two primary appetite hormones, which are produced in your body.

About Ghrelin
Ghrelin is your body’s appetite increasing hormone, which gets released in the stomach. It is responsible for signaling hunger to your brain. It is said that the ghrelin levels in your body play an important role in how quickly you feel hungry after having a meal. Usually, the ghrelin levels increase before you eat. This signifies that you are hungry. They go down for almost three hours after your meal. It is believed that ghrelin plays a more important role in the regulation of your body weight, which is a much more complex procedure.

About Leptin
Among the two appetite hormones, leptin accounts for being the appetite suppressing hormone. It is considered to play a more important role than ghrelin in maintaining the energy balance of your body. It is also believed that leptin is responsible for the regulation of ghrelin. Leptin helps in signaling the brain that your body has enough energy in the form of body fat. It is considered that the more fat you have, the more amount of leptin is present in your blood. However, the level varies based on factors such as when you took your last meal, and your sleeping patterns.

How to control your hunger hormones?
There are certain ways by which you can control your appetite hormones. It can be done primarily by avoiding food items that contain high fat. When you eat, messages are transmitted to several parts of your body, indicating that you have had enough. While consuming fatty food, this system does not send messages as effectively. Consuming fat makes you consume more calories, which in turn lets you store fat and gain fat.

It has been proven that either a diet which is rich in good carbohydrates or a diet which is high in protein, suppresses your ghrelin production more effectively than a high fat diet. It is important for you to get proper sleep for controlling your appetite hormones. Studies prove that sleep deprivation is associated with an increase in your ghrelin levels, appetite, and hunger, compared to people who get 10 hours sleep on a regular basis. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dietitian-nutritionist.

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I have to much stomach fat. So please tell. Me how to reduce .what can I do for it? .

Diet Clinic 91% (1041 ratings)
B.Sc.(Hons), P.G.Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
I have to much stomach fat. So please tell. Me how to reduce .what can I do for it?
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You need to reduce your calorie intake. Restrict rice, potato, sweets, junk foods in your meals. Have a healthy breakfast and have light & early dinners. Have a protein & fiber -rich diet with lots of fruits, salads & vegetables in your daily meals. Drink atleast 3 lts water daily. Exercise / brisk walk for atleast 30 minutes daily is a must. For stomach do stretching / crumps or shaping of stomach.
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I want to loose 30 kg is it possible in how many months it takes please give me diet.

Diet Clinic 91% (1041 ratings)
B.Sc.(Hons), P.G.Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
I want to loose 30 kg is it possible in how many months it takes please give me diet.
Loosing weight is not that tough. You can loose easily but for that You need to reduce your calorie intake. Restrict rice, potato, sweets, junk foods in your meals. Have a healthy breakfast and have light & early dinners. Have a protein & fiber -rich diet with lots of fruits, salads & vegetables in your daily meals. Drink at least 3 ltr water daily. Exercise / brisk walk for at least 30 minutes daily is a must.
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I want to have a flat belly. please suggest me what to do for that in case of diet. I am doing workout for belly for last 1.5 months but the result is negligible. So please please suggest me what to do. What to eat. When to eat. And what should be my diet plan. Eagerly waiting for a reply.

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 94% (4373 ratings)
M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I want to have a flat belly. please suggest me what to do for that in case of diet. I am doing workout for belly for ...
Take low sodium high fiber and potassium rich Fruits and vegetables a lot to reduce fast. Take small and frequent meals at regular intervals of 2-3 hrs. Drink lot of water everyday. Ask me privately for detailed diet plan.
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I have fat accumulation around the waist as also suffering from constipation, gas, joint pan problem, which yogasanas and medicines would help.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 94% (17757 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have fat accumulation around the waist as also suffering from constipation, gas, joint pan problem, which yogasanas...
Yoga Asanas To Reduce Belly Fat Tadasana (Mountain Pose) Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) Padahastasana (Standing Forward Bend) Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend) Pavanamuktasana (Wind Relieving Pose) Naukasana (Boat Pose) Ushtrasana (Camel Pose) Uttanpadasana (Raised Foot Pose)
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Before 5 years I have 90 kg now I reduced to 72 kg but now I am unable to loose on the same diet of 1200 CaL per day what should I do.

Shikha Sharma 90% (80 ratings)
Nutrition - Management of Weight & Lifestyle Related Disorders
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Before 5 years I have 90 kg now I reduced to 72 kg but now I am unable to loose on the same diet of 1200 CaL per day ...
Dear Ma'm Your weight has stuck as you are following the same diet pattern. Change your 1200 calories diet pattern. Start your day with amla, alovera and wheat grass juice; 1 tsp of each mixed in 1 a cup of water every early morning. Go for some physical activity. Have 1-2 multigrain chapati with veg and curd in the breakfast, have fresh fruits and veg juices, follow normal meal in lunch with added veggies and salads but keep your dinner light; cereals with milk. You can follow jasmine tea before going to bed as it helps in fat absorption. Drink plenty of water.
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9 Ways How Losing Weight Can Help Your Sex Life!

Dr. Paras Shah 90% (83 ratings)
MBBS, FAACS(USA)
Sexologist, Ahmedabad
9 Ways How Losing Weight Can Help Your Sex Life!

Obesity not only leads to a life full of health problems like diabetes and heart diseases, but it can also diminish your love life. It can lead to decrease of stamina, increases sexual brokenness and hormonal irregularity.

Here are the primary nine things that losing weight can help you with, and in return, make your sex life better.

  1. Erectile dysfunction: Heavy people are likely to experience the ill effects of erectile dysfunction and impotency. Issues related to obesity like elevated cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes decrease the blood flow to all parts of the body, including the penis, hence bringing on issues with erection. Different reviews have demonstrated that losing a little measure of weight can beat this condition.
  2. Hormonal imbalance and low charisma: Obesity is specifically connected to hormonal imbalance and lower testosterone levels, which thus can hinder sexual desires in both men and women. Another issue is an increased muscle to fat ratio, which leads to more sex hormone restricting globulins in the system.
  3. Infertility: In women, obesity leads to a decrease in the number of eggs.
  4. Diseases that obstruct sex: People who are heavy, especially in the pelvic region, have a tendency to experience the adverse effects of a large number of illnesses, which can affect their sexual experiences in different ways. This can be because of physiological or mental reasons or because of medicines taken for that illness. Diabetes, heart diseases, cancer, hypertension, depression, dementia and different diseases all affect the sexual working.
  5. Sexually transmitted diseases and undesirable pregnancies: Since heavy individuals are probably going to have less sex than the others, they are likelier to display high hazard of sexual conduct. They are also more likely to get pregnant because of their tendency to be unresponsive to certain medications due to reduced blood flow.
  6. Less sex positions conceivable: Tragically, the changing of positions during intercourse can be difficult when one or both partners are fat. Moreover, if both the partners are heavy, it can also hinder penetration.
  7. Less inclined to engage in sexual relations: Overweight people are continually going to think that it is harder to look for a partner and thus feel less attractive. Hence, they hardly engage in sexual activities.
  8. Low self-esteem and wretchedness: We live in a society where heavy individuals are routinely ridiculed. This sort of isolation begins when a person is extremely young and obesity turns into the characterizing normal for that person, regardless of their different qualities.
  9. Absence of stamina: Obesity is regularly connected with sluggishness and an inactive way of life. Moreover, this may regularly hinder the sexual experiences of obese people. In men, it will likewise diminish their ability to keep. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a sexologist.
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My stomach going out of control. What can I do? I am regularly walking 1/2 hour in morning.

Dr. Pooja Singhal 89% (18 ratings)
Nutrition Certification, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), MBA in Hospital management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
My stomach going out of control. What can I do? I am regularly walking 1/2 hour in morning.
Half an hr walk is not enough. Regular walk. Eat healthy and nutritious food. Avoid sugar rice Maida.
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Birth Control - 5 Things You Need To Know!

Dr. Janki Borkar 90% (103 ratings)
MHA, PGDPMC, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Birth Control - 5 Things You Need To Know!

Unless you’re planning to have a baby, it is best to employ some form of birth control to have a satisfying and pleasurable sexual relationship. Having an intercourse right after the menstrual cycle is least likely to result in pregnancy, but there is quite a possibility that an accident may happen. The withdrawal method is highly undependable and should be avoided as far as possible. Birth control is available in a number of forms. Condoms, birth control pills, IUDs and birth control shots are the most common methods of birth control. Here are five things you should know about birth control.

  1. Birth control prices vary: Birth control is available in a number of price ranges to suit varying budgets. Condoms are the most budget friendly while IUDs are amongst the most expensive. However, IUDS are effective over a long spell of time while condoms must be used only once. In some cases, your insurance may help pay for birth control. Hence do your research properly before deciding on the type of birth control you would like to use.
  2. Not all birth control protects against STDs: The only type of birth control that can protect against both pregnancy and STDs are condoms. All the other forms of birth control do not protect against the transference of STDs. Spermicides and diaphragms can lower the risk of catching an STD, but do not give full proof protection..
  3. Not just one person needs to be completely responsible for birth control: If you are in a committed relationship, both people have to take full responsibility of birth control. Birth control devices are available for both men and women and hence this is a responsibility that needs to be shared equally. However, if you are not in a committed relationship and have more than one sexual partner, it is best to take responsibility of birth control in your own hands.
  4. There are side effects to most forms of birth control: Any form of birth control that involves hormones will have side effects. Some of the common side effects triggered by birth control are nausea, weight gain or weight loss, mood swings, sore or swollen breasts and lighter or heavier blood flow during menstruation.
  5. No form of birth control is 100% effective: Lastly, you should know that apart from abstaining from sex, no form of birth control is 100% effective. At the same time, you should also know that missing a period is not always a sign of being pregnant as there are various reasons that affect your menstrual cycle. Therefore, it is best to undergo a pregnancy test in case you missed your periods.
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