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What are the healthy food to burn belly and chest fat I really needed because I survive the problem of fat.

Dt. Apeksha Thakkar 91% (2058 ratings)
BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
What are the healthy food to burn belly and chest fat I really needed because I survive the problem of fat.
Hello, There is nothing called spot reduction and there is no shortcut to lose from particular area. Overall dietary modifications and regular physical activity will help you achieve your target. Avoid alcohol or other carbonated beverages completely. Ensure you are preferring fresh homecooked meals rather having junk and oily stuff. Include lots of greens, beans,wholegrain, fruits in your daily diet.
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6 Pregnancy Complications To Watch Out For!

Dr. Rahul Manchanda 88% (56 ratings)
MBBS, MD
Gynaecologist, Delhi
6 Pregnancy Complications To Watch Out For!

Pregnancy is considered to be one of the most challenging and important phases in the life of a woman.

Pregnancy Complications are health problems that occur during pregnancy. They can involve the mother’s health, the baby’s health, or both. Some women have health problems before they become pregnant that could lead to complications. Other problems arise during the pregnancy. Keep in mind that whether a complication is common or rare, there are ways to manage problems that come up during pregnancy.

Some complications that might occur during pregnancy are discussed below:

  1. Severe Nausea and Vomiting: It is common for nausea and vomiting to occur during a pregnancy. In order to avoid this condition, one should consume several small meals throughout the day and completely avoid spicy and fatty foods.
  2. A persistent abdominal pain, severe headache, swelling and visual disturbances during the third trimester: This can be a fatal condition and often is a sign of high blood preeclampsia (pregnancy complication involving high blood pressure as well as damage to another organ system). It can be diagnosed early using good prenatal care which essentially comprises of frequent check-ups with the doctor and all the necessary treatment during pregnancy.
  3. Flu Symptoms: It is recommended that flu vaccine should be administered to pregnant women as they usually tend to develop the disease during their pregnancy.
  4. Gestational Diabetes: Gestational diabetes can increase the chance of a larger baby at birth and create delivery complications, increase your risk for high blood pressure and cause the baby to have blood sugar problems after birth. If you are diagnosed, it’s important to consult your gynecologist to control your blood sugar level, which can often be done through diet and exercise.
  5. Baby’s activity level significantly declines: Sometimes, the activity of a previously active baby might decline. This can be felt by reducing the number of the kicks by the baby. The doctor has specific equipment that aids in identifying and resolving the problem.
  6. Bleeding: Heavy bleeding accompanied by abdominal pain and menstrual-type cramps during the first trimester might indicate an ectopic pregnancy (embryo is implanted outside one’s uterus) or a miscarriage while occurrence in the third semester indicates placental abruption (characterized by the placenta separating from the womb’s walls). Any form of bleeding warrants the immediate attention of the doctor. Steps to avoid bleeding include bed rest, avoiding heavy work, and keeping yourself hydrated.

A Healthy Pregnancy-

The best way to ensure a healthy pregnancy is to focus on the things you can control and don’t obsess about what could happen. Take good care of yourself and your developing baby and talk with a healthcare provider when you have concerns.

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4 Facial Treatments for Dull Skin!

Kaya Skin Clinic 90% (229 ratings)
Dermatology Backed Expert Skin & Hair Care Solution
Dermatologist, Nashik
4 Facial Treatments for Dull Skin!

Dull skin may occur due to multiple reasons such as lifestyle factors and other environmental factors. It makes you look tired and older; this is due to the presence of dead cells on the skin which does not allow the light to reflect properly off your skin. Facials are very helpful in getting rid of dull skin by improving your complexion and circulation. It cleans the pores, removes dead cells, making you look your age, or even younger.

Here are some facial treatments for various skin types:

  1. If oily skin is your woe: If you have oily skin, you can exfoliate your skin using an exfoliating jelly that contains vanilla and alginate (also known as alginic acid) that removes impurities, blackheads and whiteheads from your skin. You can also use a face mask that consists of clay and align (chemical extracted from brown seaweed) that helps in preserving the skin moisture and tightening the pores on your skin. The procedures help in getting rid of impurities and have a soothing effect on the skin as well.
  2. Fight dry skin: Dry skin problems, such as wrinkles necessitate a hydrate and restore facial. This begins with an exfoliation to remove the dead cells from the topmost layer (epidermis) of the skin. Once the facial is complete, a massage cream is applied that helps in regenerating new skin cells. A vitamin C serum is then applied to make your skin supple and moisturized.
  3. For combination skin: If you are a person who has the worst of both worlds; dry and oily, then you should opt for a procedure that treats both at one go. A balancing facial that exfoliates the skin using ‘micro-dermabrasion’ (a procedure that involves spraying crystals with exfoliative properties on the face in order to eliminate dead cells of the epidermis) and using a serum to add nourishment to your skin can prove to be very effective. This procedure results in a healthy and radiant complexion.
  4. Skin that has been affected by the sun: For skin that has been affected by the sun, you can opt for a de-tan facial that will remove the dullness of your skin. Micro dermabrasion is used to exfoliate the skin and then a de-tan process is done. Aloe Vera is used to soothe and moisturize the skin followed by application of a Vitamin C serum. A face mask with applied to lighten the complexion of the skin. This is also applicable for skin that has been affected by pollution. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.
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Obesity - Can It Lead to Diabetes?

Dr. Suzi Jacklin 91% (263 ratings)
MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
Obesity - Can It Lead to Diabetes?

Diabetes is a complex group of diseases with a variety of causes. People with diabetes have high blood glucose, also called high blood sugar or hyperglycemia.

Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism, the way the body uses digested food for energy. The digestive tract breaks down carbohydrates, sugars and starches found in many foods, into glucose, a form of sugar that enters the bloodstream. Diabetes develops when the body doesn't make enough insulin or is not able to use insulin effectively, or both.

The two main types of diabetes are:

Type 1 Diabetes: Type 1 diabetes typically occurs in children and young adults, though it can appear at any age. In the past, type 1 diabetes was called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.

Heredity plays an important part in determining who is likely to develop type 1 diabetes. Genes are passed down from biological parent to child.

Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 diabetes develops most often in middle-aged and older people who are also overweight or obese. The disease, once rare in youth, is becoming more common in overweight and obese children and adolescents. Type 2 diabetes is caused by a combination of factors, including insulin resistance, a condition in which the body's muscle, fat, and liver cells do not use insulin effectively.

Physical Inactivity, Obesity, and Diabetes: Physical inactivity and obesity are strongly associated with the development of type 2 diabetes. People who are genetically susceptible to type 2 diabetes are more vulnerable when these risk factors are present. About 80 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese.

An imbalance between caloric intake and physical activity can lead to obesity, which causes insulin resistance and is common in people with type 2 diabetes. Central obesity, in which a person has excess abdominal fat, is a major risk factor not only for insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes but also for heart and blood vessel disease, also called cardiovascular disease (CVD). This excess belly fat produces hormones and other substances that can cause harmful, chronic effects in the body such as damage to blood vessels.

So, measuring your waist is a quick way of assessing your diabetes risk. This is a measure of abdominal obesity, which is a particularly high-risk form of obesity. Women have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes if their waist measures 80cm (31.5 inches) or more. Asian men with a waist size of 89cm (35 inches) or more have a higher risk, as do white or black men with a waist size of 94cm (37 inches) or more.

Simple Steps to Lower Your Risk: Making a few lifestyle changes can dramatically lower the chances of developing type 2 diabetes. The same changes can also lower the chances of developing heart disease and other life taking cancers.

  1. Control Your Weight: Being overweight increases the chances of developing type 2 diabetes seven-fold. Being obese makes you 20 to 40 times more likely to develop diabetes than someone with a healthy weight. Losing weight can help if your weight is above the healthy-weight range. Check your BMI. Losing 7 to 10 percent of your current weight can cut your chances of developing type 2 diabetes in half.
  2. Get Moving and Turn Off the Television: Inactivity promotes type 2 diabetes. Working your muscles more often and making them work harder improves their ability to use insulin and absorb glucose. This puts less stress on your insulin-making cells.
  3. Tune Up Your Diet: Four dietary changes can have a big impact on the risk of type 2 diabetes-

Choose whole grains and wholegrain products over highly processed carbohydrates.

  • Skip the sugary drinks, and choose water, coffee, or tea instead.
  • Choose good fats instead of bad fats.
  • Limit red meat and avoid processed meat; choose nuts, whole grains, poultry, or fish instead.

If you are already suffering from diabetes, then do take a walk everyday and adopt healthy eating habits. Along with that relieve your stress and take proper doses of insulin or medications as prescribed by your doctor.

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Boosting Libido With Homeopathic Remedies

Dr. Shreyas Bansal 87% (17 ratings)
Diploma in Yoga, Certificate in Food and Nutrition, BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Indore
Boosting Libido With Homeopathic Remedies

What is Low Sex Drive?

Low sex drive, medically known as Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSSD), is a condition where you may notice a drop in the urge to have sex or engage in any sort of sexual activity. It is something that everyone may go through at some point in their life. However, if this prolongs, you may be suffering from HSSD and you need treatment for the same. According to statistics, about 15 percent of men and 30 percent of women go through this at some point of time but never pay much heed to it.

What Causes Low Sex Drive?

The factors that contribute to low sex drive may differ in men and women.

Causes In Men

  1. Erectile dysfunction

  2. Alcohol and or smoking

  3. Diabetes

  4. Hypothyroidism

  5. Low levels of testosterone

  6. Obesity

  7. Drugs dealing with depression, blood pressure, etc.

  8. Stress and anxiety related disorders

  9. Lost spark in marriage

Causes In Women

  1. Childbirth

  2. Pregnancy

  3. Diabetes

  4. Birth-control pills

  5. Drugs, smoking, alcohol

  6. Hysterectomy

  7. Hypothyroidism

  8. Drugs for depression, blood pressure and pain

  9. Stress and anxiety

  10. Traumatic incidents in childhood, such as child abuse

Symptoms of Low Libido

Low sex drive happens over a period of time. If it happens over a few days, then it is nothing of great concern. However, if the symptoms persist over a span of few weeks then you may consider treatment. If you notice the following symptoms, then it may be low sex drive:

  • Sex has become less frequent

  • Your partner points out your disinterest in sexual activities

  • You feel too lazy to initiate sex

  • If you have stopped enjoying sex altogether

  • Sex is less dynamic and more mechanical

  • There is change in your pattern of desiring sex

  • Aversion to sex

  • No arousal even after sufficient stimulation

How To Treat it with Homeopathy?

Homeopathy helps to treat the underlying disease which may be responsible for low sex drive. There are number of cases in which low sex drive may be present without any other disease in the background. Homeopathy offers promising results in improving low sex drive. It helps in following ways:

  1. Treating the underlying cause

  2. Treatment of Erectile dysfunction

  3. Reducing stress and improving your stress coping system

  4. Replacing your antidepressant and anti-anxiety medicines, whenever possible

  5. Enhancing your moods and stimulating your sex drive

Homeopathy is strongly recommended in the cases of Low sex drive or Loss of Libido. The homeopathy drugs that can be prescribed to you for boosting your libido are:

  1. Lycopodium clavatum

  2. Ashwagandha

  3. Argentum nitricum or silver nitrate

  4. Turnera diffusa or Damiana
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I am 29 years old. My Weight is 75. Though I started skipping rice but there is no change in my weight. Is there any medicine which will help in reducing weight.

Dr. Anushri Banik 92% (1119 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Howrah
I am 29 years old. My Weight is 75. Though I started skipping rice but there is no change in my weight. Is there any ...
Natural way of weight loss is by routine exercise like walking, running, yoga and healthy diet which contains boiled vegetables, more fiber, low carbohydrate and fatty food. Medicines work temporarily for weight loss. Skipping meals will not help. If any medical condition is related then that can be treated.
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I eat leonardo olive oil. Extra virgin does it helps for weight loss. What are the extra benefit of these? Is.this good for skin and hair?

Dt. Apeksha Thakkar 91% (2058 ratings)
BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I eat leonardo olive oil. Extra virgin does it helps for weight loss. What are the extra benefit of these? Is.this go...
Hello, The above variant is an ideal choice for cooking, but cannot facilitate weight loss. Remember, fat of any type contributes the same calories like other fat sources.
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What is paleo diet? Is this help for weight loss? What are the food chart for palio diet?(Indian)

Dr. Swarnshikha Sharma 92% (423 ratings)
Doctrase in Dietetics, Ph. D - Psychology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
What is paleo diet? Is this help for weight loss? What are the food chart for palio diet?(Indian)
paleo food includes food in its natural form like whole unprocessed food that resembles what nature they have. one need to avoid packed and artifical food. than rest depends completely on individual choice
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Hi i Want less my weight. My weight 70 kg and hight 5want knot how I loose my weight.

Dr. Swarnshikha Sharma 92% (423 ratings)
Doctrase in Dietetics, Ph. D - Psychology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hi i Want less my weight. My weight 70 kg and hight 5want knot how I loose my weight.
You can start with any physically activity like morning walk ,running for 30- 45 minutes daily. You can take high protein breakfast as like skimmed milk and milk products ,egg white ,pulses, green leafy vegetables, broccoli etc. Eat more fiber, orange,kiwi, mushrooms, squash,beans, cabbage etc. Drink a gallon of water a day. Take seasonal fruits. These foods are you can avoid in your daily food habit. Sugar, potatoes,smoking, alcohol,junk and oily foods, rice, etc.
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I have desk job my weight is increased to 75 kgs-85 kgs. I what to decrease the weight. What should I do?

Dr. Swarnshikha Sharma 92% (423 ratings)
Doctrase in Dietetics, Ph. D - Psychology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I have desk job my weight is increased to 75 kgs-85 kgs. I what to decrease the weight. What should I do?
Start with any physical activity during the day like walk/ jog/ running etc. Take regular and frequent meals at two hourly. morning breakfast should be on time. take high fiber and low carbohydrate diet. plenty of water will be helpful. make a regular check of your weight
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