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Treatment For Spondylosis

  •  04/07/2020

  • Dr. G Subhash Chandar, Bowenpally, Secunderabad

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Spondylosis is a general term for age-related wear and tear of thespinal discs. It happens when discs and joints degenerate, when bone spurs growon the vertebrae, or both. These changes can impair the spine's movement andaffect the nerves and other functions. Spondylosis is common and worsens with age. Types of spondylosisdevelop in different parts of the spine. They are:- • Servicalspondylosis affects below the neck • Thoracicspondylosis affects the middle of the spine. • Lumbar spondylosisaffects the lower back. • Multilevelspondylosis affects more than one part of the spine. (Ankylosing spondylosis) The spine helps give the body structure and supports most of itsweight. It also carries and protects almost all of the main nerve branches thatrun from the brain. As a person ages, the discs become drier, thinner, andharder, and they lose some of their cushioning ability. Nowadays, usingcomputers and smart phones for a long time is one of the most common causes ofcervical spondylosis in young people. These changes affect people differently, depending on eachindividual’s risk factors. Risk factors include:- • Genetictendency • Beingoverweight • Sedentarylifestyle with a lack of exercise • Injury to the spine • Smoking • Having a jobthat requires repetitive or weight-bearing movements that involve the spine • Anxiety ordepression Common symptoms are:- • Stiffness andmild pain in joints that gets worse with certain movements, long periodswithout moving or while sitting for a long time. • Grindingfeeling when moving the spine • Neck and backpains • Fatigue • Weakness inthe hands or legs • Poorcoordination • Muscle spasmsand pain • Loss ofbalance and difficulty walking • Loss ofbladder or bowel control Spondylosis is a common problem and most people are likely todevelop some degree of spondylosis as they get older. Many will not experiencesymptoms, or symptoms will be mild. However, if pain is severe and numbness andweakness affect a person’s quality of life, surgery may be suggested. Homeopathy is highly recommended in chronic diseases likespondylosis. An individualized approach in homeopathy is highly effective intreating and that too without any side-effects. It provides effective relief inpain and stiffness of the spine and joints, reduces inflammation, improvesmobility, shows improvement in the relief from tingling sensation and numbness. On the huge list of Homeopathic medicines for spondylosis, themore effective ones include Rhus Tox, Bryonia Alba, Paris Quadrifolia, KalmiaLatifolia, Cimicifuga Racemosa, Gelsimium, calcarea floura, aesculus, natrummuriaticum, Ignatia, Ruta, Hypericum perforatum etc., Homeopathic medicines are deep-acting and, hence, they control thefurther process of degeneration, controls progression of the disease andprevents further destruction of discs and vertebrae. Gradually, homeopathyreduces the need for painkillers. Eventually, one can stop taking painkillers.It can be augmented with physiotherapy,yoga, and other measures. Homeopathy at New Life Homoeo Care clinic, shows excellent resultsin treatment of spondylosis. People have been benefited by sure, safe and fastpaced treatment for all types of spondylosis including ‘ankylosing spondylosis’.

Safe Sure And Fast Treatment For Chron’S Disease

  •  16/06/2020

  • Dr. G Subhash Chandar, Bowenpally, Secunderabad

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It is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and can affect any portion of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus. The intestines are inflamed, swollen, may also develop ulcers. There are various theories for causes of Crohn’s disease, but none has been proven. The most popular theory is that the body’s immune system reacts to a virus or bacterium by causing ongoing inflammation in the intestine. It is a rare disorder and has auto-immunity playing an important role in its initiation. A genetic component has been suggested to cause this condition. Single strongest risk factor for development of Crohn’s is a relative with Crohn’s disease. Signs and symptoms of Crohn's disease can range from mild to severe. They usually develop gradually, but sometimes will come on suddenly, without warning. There are times when you may also have no signs or symptoms (remission). Crohn’s disease is a systemic disease, hence, apart from gastrointestinal symptoms, it can also cause complications outside of the gastrointestinal tract. The main gastrointestinal symptoms are:- - Abdominal pain and cramping - Diarrhea (may be bloody) - Reduced appetite & Weight loss - Flatulence & bloating - Pain and/or itching around the anusDifficulty in swallowing - Nausea, and vomiting Symptoms outside the gastrointestinal tract include:- - Skin rashes - Arthritis - Fever - Anemia - Ophthalmic involvement - Osteoporosis - Growth retardation in children, etc. Some signs of Crohn’s disease are:- - Anaemia - Mouth ulcers - Clubbing of nails - Abdominal tenderness - Anal fissures, fistulae and skin tags What causes Crohn's disease is not known. In the disease, the person's immune system attacks his own body. The immune system attacks healthy parts of the digestive tract. This causes inflammatory swelling in the digestive tract. There are no medications or surgical procedures that can cure Crohn's disease. Treatment options are intended to help with symptoms, maintain remission, and prevent relapse. Although diet does not cause Crohn’s disease, some patients may be able to relieve their symptoms by changing the type of food they eat. Eating soft, bland foods, and avoiding dairy products, fats, wheat, and spicy and high-fiber food, may help. However, if the patient becomes malnourished, nutrients should be given intravenously. Through homoeopathic treatment a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat Crohn’s disease symptoms but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proven medicines are available for Crohn’s disease treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, condition, sensation and modalities of the complaints. Many Chronic patients with long durations of suffering were successfully and rapidly treated at our New Life Homoeo Care clinic where following medicines were helpful:- Nux vomica, Terebinth, Sulphur, Terbium oxydatum, Merc sol, Lycopodium, Pulsatilla, Phosphorous, Butyric acid, Ipecac, Nitric acid, Aloes, China, Kali ars, Kali chlor, Lachesis, Crotalus horridus, Elaps, Capsicum, Cantharis, Toxoplasma gondi, Acid muriaticum, Acid sulph, Hamamelis, Ignatia, Natrum mur, Staphysagria and many other medicines. Apart from the treatment, a lot of counseling and appropriate diet regimen is required.

Hard Flaccid Syndrome Homoeopathic Treatment

  •  10/06/2020

  • Dr. P.S.Sudhakar, Chinna Waltair, Visakhapatnam

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It is a type of CHRONIC PELVIC PAIN SYNDROME (CPPS). It is a condition which affects the penis and with unknown cause among men characterized by a change in the size of penis, penis size, penis shape and feel. Penile firm or enlarged when the penis is in flaccid state. Affects the man’s sexual and social life. Presently no scientific literature about this syndrome. Usually the patient needs medical advice due to their complaints. It may occur between the age 18 and 35 years. Sometimes penis touches the firm, like rubber structure. There may be a loss in nocturnal erections, and it may require more degree of stimulation to activate erection, loss in libido and a very shocking or upsetting of confidence. It is different from Peyronie’s disease which is penis problem caused by scar tissue. It results in a bent, rather than straight, erect penis. These men can have sex. But some one have pain and cause erectile dysfunction. Chronic pain in the pelvis present below the umbilicus with a duration of 6 months is called CHRONIC PELVIC PAIN SYNDROME (CPPS). It is caused by non bacterial chronic prostatitis. The decrease of blood circulation leads to the penis becoming stiff and hard even though it is in a flaccid state leads to the penile size and erection struggle. Physiotherapists are expecting treatment of Hard flaccid syndrome. CAUSES FOR HARD FLACCID SYNDROME: - Injury to the penis and stress are main drivers for this condition. - Surgery for radical prostatectomy, Resection of rectum, major pelvic surgery. - Radiotherapy , irradiation of the pelvis. Abnormal masturbation. Fully comprehensive sex or who have make an effort to achieve penis enhancement stretching , in these conditions the penile muscles continuing for an extended period contractile states leading to venous reduction in the penis. So the blood vessels fell to empty when the flaccid state with blood remained in the erectile tissue. Then erectile tissue becomes fatigue as many other muscle tissue in the body like spasm where the regulatory condition of erectile function is lost and the erectile tissue fails to disengage fully which cause in a semi stimulated stage, the tissue struggles to fully erect because it has lost the normal feedback mechanism. Automatic and central systems control erectile function and in states of fatigue condition the central and parasympathetic can no longer regulate this function. Pain is due to tissue injury and fatigue chemical irritation of the nerve endings. This further results in distress and anxiety. Stress causes release of cortisol, adrenaline and noradrenaline resulting in an increase of blood flow to the pelvic area. An already traumatic blood vessel to increased blood flow only helps to drive the process and maintain the hard flaccid state. The tension in the pelvis is linked to stress and this will causes enable poor regulation of blood flow in the pelvic floor. The penis muscles originate from the pelvis and allow for easy influence of the tight pelvic muscles on penile erectile tissue. Sometimes this tightness mis-sunderstood as with strong muscles and to diagnose as voiding complications. They may be dribbling urine after micturation, feel as if the bladder is not empty after passing urine. Pain while passing urine after passing urine. COMMON SYMPTOMS ARE: - Deflated glans during erection. - Loss of penile size - Low libido - Problem with achieving an erection - No morning erections. - A lot of physical stimulation needed to maintain normal erection. - Cramps or tension in pelvis and the nearby muscle. - Trembling muscles - Cold hands and feet. - Anxiety. - Mental health: intense depression, lots of people don’t want to attend jobs, schools, due to constant depression and anxiety, insomnia. - Isolation, suicidal tendency. This is due to lack of knowledge. TREATMENT: - 75% can be successfully treated. - Educate the patients, those who are having stress and anxiety. - Removing any harmful behaviors or practices and emotional drives. - Relaxation plays a prominent role in reestablishing normal breathing techniques and may facilitate suitable abdominal movement. - For a short period stopping of the normal diaphragmatic excursions during breathing is closely linked with pelvic tension. - Massaging perineal area and internally the pelvic floor may help the patient. - Eat healthy and exercise regularly. - Meditate, do yoga. - Sleep: go to bed at ten pm, read books till 11pm, light off, wake up at 9 am. - Eat breakfast every day; a glass of milk and toast or cereal. - GAH technique 4 times per week. - Have a bath each day. - Do not become obese. Encourage the KEGEL exercise. - Make sure the bladder is empty, then sit or lie down. - Tightening of pelvic muscles, Hold tight and count 3-5 seconds. - Relax the pelvic muscles and count 3 to 5 seconds. ** Repeat these 10 times, 3 times a day (morning, afternoon, and night.) IF YOU ARE NOT SURE ABOUT THE TIGHTENING THE RIGHT MUSCLES Imagine that you are trying to keep yourself from passing gas. Insert your finger into your rectum. Tightening the muscles as if holding in your urine, then let go. You should feel the muscles tighten and move up and down. When you are performing these exercises relax your body and breathe deeply. While you are doing these exercises, you should not tighten the stomach, buttock, and thigh and chest muscles. A new study advises that circumcision decreases sexual pleasure. HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR HARD FLACCID SYNDROME: Like erectile dysfunction, there is persistent or recurrent inability to attain or maintain until completion of sexual desire and an adequate penile erection. - Agnus cactus: penis is small and flaccid, so relaxed even fancies excite no erection, testicles are cold, swollen hard and painful and secretion of prostatic fluid during micturation. Suppressed sexual desire. Diminution of sexual power. - Argentums Nitricum: Erection fails when coition is attempted. Sensitive at orifice, painful coition, tension during erection, testicles drawn up. Psychological impotence. Anxious impotency before coition. Caladium Seguinum: sexual organs relaxed and swollen, glans become flabby from masturbation. Without sexual desire painful erection of penis. Relaxed penis and sexual desire alternately present. Mental depression with impotence. Premature ejaculation of semen without proper erection. Feeling of coldness in penis. MANY OTHER HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES LIKE CHINA, LYCOPODIUM, CONIUM, NUX VOMICA, ACID PHOS, PHOS, SELINIUM, STAPHISAGRIA, MEDORRRHINIM, SABEL SERRULATA, DAMIANA, SULPHUR.

Treatment For Dengue Fever - Homoeopathy With Isopathy

  •  10/06/2020

  • Dr. G Subhash Chandar, Bowenpally, Secunderabad

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Have you experienced or witnessed the symptoms and signs given below? • Sudden on-set of high fever • Muscle, bone and Joint pains • Nausea, Vomiting • Characteristic skin Rash • Eye pain (typically behind the eyes) These are the most common mild symptoms of ‘Dengue Fever’ with an alternative name – “Break bone fever”. Mild symptoms of dengue can be confused with other illnesses that cause fever, aches and pains, or a rash. In a few the symptoms of dengue can become severe within a few hours. Watch for signs and symptoms of severe dengue given below. If you or a family member develops any of the following symptoms, it’s a medical emergency and requires immediate medical attention or hospitalization. Severe dengue has a higher risk of death when not managed appropriately. • Stomach or belly pain, tenderness • Vomiting (at least 3 times in 24 hours) • Bleeding from the nose or gums • Vomiting blood, or blood in the stools • Low levels of blood platelets • Dangerously low blood pressure • Rapid breathing • Feeling tired, restless, or irritable Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus, found in tropical and sub-tropical climates worldwide. Dengue has become a global problem since the Second World War and is common in more than 120 countries, mainly in Asia and South America. The global incidence of dengue has grown dramatically in recent decades. Dengue fever is ranked by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the most critical mosquito-borne viral disease in the world - and the most rapidly spreading - with a 30-fold increase in global incidence over the past 50 years. Some common-sense precautions can significantly lower the chances of contracting these and other mosquito borne illnesses. We are all aware of the need to wear loose fitting clothing that covers our limbs when going out and the need to keep our surroundings free of stagnant water. Using mosquito nets, keeping the area around our houses and places of work clean and free of garbage is very helpful too. Commonly available conventional medicine consists of symptomatic and supportive therapy but there is no specific treatment or anti viral drugs for dengue. Early detection of disease and timely access to proper medical care lowers fatality rates. Maintaining proper fluid balance is very important. Given the limited number of options for providing any relief in conventional medicine, homeopathy has emerged as an extremely effective mode of treatment. We at New Life Homeo Care clinic provide effective, safe, fast treatment with the fever disappearing usually in one day followed by other symptoms like rash and joint pains and near total relief in just two to five days. There is a quick cessation of vomiting, bleeding, high fever, pains etc. and a rapid and natural return of platelet counts to normal readings. Transfusion of blood or platelets rarely needed. The treatment process is an amalgamation of Isopathy with Homoeopathy. Isopathy (derived from “isos pathos” or “equal suffering”) refers to the use of the exact substance that causes an illness as a therapeutic tool for that same illness. Homeopathy (derived from “homoios pathos” or “similar suffering”) is founded on the principle of similar. In deserving cases, the treatment can safely be integrated with homeopathy/conventional modern medicine, in institutional setup, for a safer and faster recovery. Similarly, patients who are resisting recovery under institutional care can be helped with integrated medicine for better and safer results. A potential opportunity for Randomized Controlled clinical trials also exists, which could lead a path to benefit patients suffering with Dengue. International Anti-Dengue Day is observed every year on 15 June.

Role Of Homeopathy In Relieving Leg Cramps

  •  01/08/2019

  • Dr. P.S.Sudhakar, Chinna Waltair, Visakhapatnam

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Role of Homeopathy in Relieving Leg CrampsLeg cramps is a very common condition which is characterized by tight and painful leg muscles. The calf muscles are the most commonly affected; it can spread further down to your thighs and feet. Once the cramping gets better, you might experience a tender leg coupled with a numbing feeling for a few minutes.The causes of leg cramps are varied. If it is caused due to an underlying condition, it is known as secondary leg cramps. The causes of secondary leg cramps include vigorous exercises, pregnancy and usage of certain medications. The cramps cause the muscles of the leg to shorten and contract, thus making you lose control of the affected muscle.How can homeopathy help?Homeopathy is a system of medicine which is very holistic in nature. The goal of homeopathy is to focus on the causes of a disorder rather than just curing the symptoms. Homeopathic remedies do not yield any side effect unlike the conventional treatments. Apart from treating the symptoms, homeopathic remedies also help improve your overall wellbeing.There are many homeopathic remedies that can be used to treat leg cramps. The remedies are focused on treating any underlying condition that may be causing these leg cramps, apart from relieving the symptoms. The first step of the treatment is to diagnose the condition, which is done by a trained practitioner. You will be asked questions pertaining to the cramps and your diet. Once the diagnosis is complete, the medications are prescribed based on the diagnosis.There may be certain dietary restrictions that you may have to follow for the medicines to work at their optimum best. This system of medicine might also require you to not carry out any form of heavy work that involves the legs as rest is required to boost the process of recovery.The various Homeopathic offerings are:CausticumCalcarea carbonicaArsenicum albumColocynthisPulsatilla NigricansArnica montanaIf you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult the doctor at Dr. Sudhakar.

Migrane

  •  12/08/2017

  • Dr. Chandoori Nikhil, Kukatpally, Hyderabad

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What is migraine? Migraine is a condition that causes attacks (episodes) of headaches. Other symptoms such as feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting) are also common. Between migraine attacks, the symptoms go completely. Who gets migraine? Migraine is common. About 1 in 4 women and about 1 in 12 men develop migraine at some point in their lives. It most commonly first starts in childhood or as a young adult. Some people have frequent attacks - sometimes several a week. Others have attacks only now and then. Some people may go for years between attacks. In some people, the migraine attacks stop in later adult life. However, in some cases the attacks continue (persist) throughout life. What are the types and symptoms of migraine? There are two main types of migraine attack: • Migraine attack without aura - sometimes called common migraine. • Migraine attack with aura - sometimes called classic migraine. • Best migraine doctors available at radical homeopathy best doctors in hyderabad Migraine without aura This is the most common type of migraine. Symptoms include the following: • The headache is usually on one side of the head, typically at the front or side. Sometimes it is on both sides of the head. Sometimes it starts on one side, and then spreads all over the head. The pain is moderate or severe and is often described as throbbing or pulsating. Movements of the head may make it worse. It often begins in the morning, but may begin at any time of the day or night. Typically, it gradually gets worse and peaks after 2-12 hours, then gradually eases off. However, it can last from 4 to 72 hours. • Other migraine symptoms that are common: • Feeling sick (nausea). • Being sick (vomiting). • Not liking bright lights or loud noises, so that you may just want to lie in a dark room. • Other symptoms that sometimes occur: • Being off food. • Blurred vision. • Poor concentration. • Stuffy nose. • Hunger. • Diarrhoea. • Tummy (abdominal) pain. • Passing lots of urine. • Going pale. • Sweating. • Scalp tenderness. • Sensations of heat or cold. Phases of a typical migraine attack A migraine attack can typically be divided into four phases: • A warning (premonitory) phase occurs in up to half of people with migraine. You may feel irritable, depressed, tired, have food cravings, or just know that a migraine is going to occur. You may have these feelings for hours or even days before the onset of the headache. • The aura phase (if it occurs). • The headache phase. • The resolution phase when the headache gradually fades. During this time you may feel tired, irritable, depressed, and may have difficulty concentrating. Less common types of migraine There are various other types of migraine which are uncommon, and some more types which are rare. These include: Menstrual migraine. The symptoms of each attack are the same as for common migraine or migraine with aura. However, the migraine attacks are associated with periods (menstruation). There are two types of patterns. Pure menstrual migraine occurs with migraine only around periods, and not at other times. This occurs in about 1 in 7 women who have migraine. Menstrual-associated migraine occurs with migraines around periods and also at other times of the month. About 6 in 10 women who have migraine have this type of pattern. Treatment of each migraine attack is the same as for any other type of migraine. However, there are treatments that may prevent menstrual migraines from occurring. See separate leaflet called Migraine Triggered by Periods . Abdominal migraine. This mainly occurs in children. Instead of headaches, the child has attacks of tummy (abdominal) pain which last several hours. Typically, during each attack there is no headache, or only a mild headache. There may be associated with sickness (nausea), being sick (vomiting), or aura symptoms. Commonly, children who have abdominal migraine switch to develop common migraine in their teenage years. Ocular migraine. This is sometimes called retinal migraine, ophthalmic migraine or eye migraine. It causes temporary loss of all or part of the vision in one eye. This may be with or without a headache. Each attack usually occurs in the same eye. There are no abnormalities in the eye itself and vision returns to normal. Important note: see a doctor urgently if you get a sudden loss of vision (particularly if it occurs for the first time). There are various causes of this and these need to be ruled out before ocular migraine can be diagnosed. Hemiplegic migraine. This is rare. In addition to a severe headache, symptoms include weakness (like a temporary paralysis) of one side of the body. This may last up to several hours, or even days, before resolving. Therefore, it is sometimes confused with a stroke. You may also have other temporary symptoms of: • Severe dizziness (vertigo). • Double vision. • Visual problems. • Hearing problems. • Difficulty speaking or swallowing. Important note: see a doctor urgently if you get sudden weakness (particularly if it occurs for the first time). There are other causes of this (such as a stroke) and these need to be ruled out before hemiplegic migraine can be diagnosed. Basilar-type migraine. This is rare. The basilar artery is in the back of your head. It used to be thought that this type of migraine originated due to a problem with the basilar artery. It is now thought that this is not the case, but the exact cause is not known. Symptoms typically include headache at the back of the head (rather than one-sided as in common migraine). They also tend to include strange aura symptoms such as: • Temporary blindness. • Double vision. • Dizziness. • Ringing in the ears. • Jerky eye movements. • Trouble hearing. • Slurred speech. Unlike hemiplegic migraine, basilar-type migraine does not cause weakness. There is an increased risk of having a stroke with this type of migraine. Important note: see a doctor urgently if you develop the symptoms described for basilar-type migraine (particularly if they occur for the first time). There are other causes of these symptoms (such as a stroke) and these need to be ruled out before basilar-type migraine can be diagnosed

Infertility Treatment In Homeopathy

  •  12/08/2017

  • Dr. Chandoori Nikhil, Kukatpally, Hyderabad

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If getting pregnant has been a challenge for you and your partner, you're not alone. Ten to 15 percent of couples in the United States are infertile. Infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least a year for most people and six months in certain circumstances. Most couples achieve pregnancy within the first six months of trying. Overall, after 12 months of frequent unprotected intercourse, about 90 percent of couples will become pregnant. The majority of couples will eventually conceive, with or without treatment. The main sign of infertility is the inability for a couple to get pregnant. There may be no other obvious symptoms. In some cases, an infertile woman may have irregular or absent menstrual periods. An infertile man may have signs of hormonal problems, such as changes in hair growth, sexual function, reduced sexual desire, or problems with ejaculation. He may also have small testicles or a swelling in the scrotum. When to see a doctor In general, you may consider seeing a doctor about infertility if you and your partner have been trying regularly to conceive for at least one year. You may consider being seen earlier if you're a woman and: • You're age 35 to 40 and have been trying to conceive for six months or longer • You're over age 40 • You menstruate irregularly or not at all • You have known fertility problems • You've been diagnosed with endometriosis or pelvic • inflammatory disease • You've had more than one miscarriage • You've had prior cancer treatment If you're a man, you may wish to be evaluated sooner if you have: • A low sperm count or other problems with sperm • Swelling in the scrotum (see 'varicocele' below) • You have had a previous vasectomy • Undergone prior scrotal or inguinal surgery • Small testicles or problems with sexual function or desire • Had prior cancer cancer treatment • Desire to know your fertility status for permanent treatment for infertility contact RADICAL HOMEOPATHY CONT:-9O30022066,040-4023051550. #fertility treatment in homeopathy #infertility treatment in homeopathic #infertility treatment in homeopathy #homeopathy for infertility treatment

Health And Pregnancy

  •  30/03/2017

  • Dr. P.S.Sudhakar, Chinna Waltair, Visakhapatnam

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Pregnancy Overview: Pregnancy changes your body, your emotions, and your life. Here's everything you need to know about having a baby, from tips to help you conceive to what to expect during labour. Knowing your menstrual cycle improves your chances of getting pregnant. The first phase starts with the first day of your period or blood flow. Your body releases hormones that makes the eggs inside your ovaries grow. Between day 2 and 14, those hormones also help thicken the lining of your uterus to get ready for a fertilized egg. This is called the follicular stage. What Happens During Ovulation: The average menstrual cycle is 28-32 days. Ovulation usually happens between day 11 and 21 of your cycle. A hormone called luteinizing hormone (LH) surges, triggering the release of the egg that's most ripe. At the same time, your cervical mucus becomes more slippery to help sperm make their way to the egg. Women are born with about 1-2 million eggs, but only release 300 to 400 through ovulation. Usually, you release just one egg each month. The egg travels down a fallopian tube, one of the two tubes that connect your ovaries to your uterus.If the timing is right, sperm may fertilize it on its way to the uterus. If fertilization doesn't happen within 24 hours of the egg leaving the ovary, the egg dissolves. Sperm can live for about 3 to 5 days, so knowing when you are ovulating can help you and your partner plan sex for when you're most likely to conceive. A surge in LH triggers your ovaries to release the egg. The surge usually happens36 hours before the egg is released. Ovulation kits check LH levels in your urine to help you pinpoint the day of ovulation. These kits, which are available at drugstores, are convenient and highly accurate. You may want to test 1-2 days before you expect the surge so you can note the rise in LH. During the second half of your menstrual cycle, the hormone progesterone kicks in to help prepare the lining of your uterus for a fertilized egg. If the egg isn't fertilized and doesn't implant, it disintegrates, progesterone levels fall, and about 12 to 16 days later, the egg -- along with blood and tissues from the lining of the uterus -- is shed from the body. That process is menstruation. It usually lasts 3 to 7 days. Then the cycle begins again. There is growing evidence that links environment to fertility. If you want to boost your chances of getting pregnant, you may want to: · Eat foods rich in folic acids. · Buy more organic foods and green products. · Avoid certain plastics (including plastic wrap). · Maintain a healthy body weight through diet and exercise. · Avoid alcohol and caffeine. Fertility goes down with age, especially after the mid-30s. It also lowers the chances that fertility treatments will be successful. Experts say you should talk to your doctor if you're under 35 and have been trying to conceive for more than12 months, or over 35 and have been trying for more than 6 months. Studies show that sperm count and sperm movement decrease as men age, as does sexual function. But there isn't a cut-off age that makes a man too old to father a child. One study found that it took men age 45 or older longer to get a woman pregnant once the couple started trying. If your partner is older, you may want to talk to your doctor about ways to boost your chances. How Men Can Boost Fertility · Manage stress. · Avoid alcohol and tobacco. · Maintain a proper weight. · Eat a diet high in zinc (found in meat, whole grains, seafood, and eggs), selenium (meat, seafood, mushroom, cereals, and Brazil nuts), and vitamin E. · Keep the testicles cool -- no long, hot baths, hot tubs, or saunas, which can reduce the number of sperm. How Home Pregnancy Tests Work Home pregnancy tests check your urine for the"pregnancy hormone," called hCG, that your body makes once a fertilized egg implants in your uterus. Some of these tests may be able to tell if you're pregnant as early as 5 days before your first missed period. Pregnancy: 5 Early Signs · You miss a period. · You need to urinate often. · You tire easily. · You’re nauseous in the morning -- or all day. · Your breasts become tender and enlarged.

Skin As A Mirror Of The Mind

  •  09/03/2017

  • Dr. Beena Patel, Mumbai, Mumbai

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Remember! the Law of Conservation of Matter and Energy from high school physics? Matter and energy can't be destroyed; it can only change its form. Wood when burnt, turn into light and heat; and fat can turn into energy we expend while running. Our mind is governed by the same law which can be called as the “Law of Conservation of Emotional Energy”. We can push away the anger which we're afraid, will get out of control.We can suppress the sexual urges we've been taught are bad.We can deny the emptiness and longing for love that our parents withheld, but we can't destroy them. The feelings will find their own way out to the surface – often through the skin.Emotions cause many skin problems and aggravate others. Our skin, in fact, leads a double life, one a physical life and another an emotional life filled with the feelings you've avoided or suppressed to protect yourself against pain. Our skin feels for us: it cries and rages; it remembers events so painful you’ve swept them under the rug of consciousness; it punishes you for real or imagined sins. Our skin can't talk in words but its emotional language may consist of acne or an "angry rash" of eczema or an outbreak of boils or psoriasis. It is the body's largest organ, and perhaps, the most sensitive. Thanks to its close connections with the nervous system, the skin is acutely sensitive to emotional events as it turns pale and clammy when we experience fear (the "cold sweat" of anxiety), it blushes when we're embarrassed, and it glows when we're happy. Anger, depression, or elation causes subtle or measurable changes to the skin. The mind and body function as a unit in both health and disease. Since they cannot be separated into distinct entities, to treat one and not the other is often fraught with failure. A combined therapeutic approach is frequently needed for complete relief from many chronic skin disorders. Mr.P, a 40-year old electrical engineer was suffering from a skin disease called Poly Morphic Light Eruption (PMLE).It first started when he was around 20 years old. Initially, it was less severe on the hands and legs so he did not give much attention, as it would come and go with some treatments. He started getting worried only when it appeared on his face and would not go with any treatment. It got so severe that one side of his face totally got affected. When he came to me for the treatment, his face was oozing with discharge. He was depressed and was wondering whether anything can be done about it. After taking the full case history, I learnt that since adolescent he was having a deep complex about his short height(he is 5ft tall).He always felt people are not giving him importance due to his height. He would harbour a strong feeling that people always want to dominate him. So his stance would mostly be defensive and at the slightest hint, he would enter into a brawl. He would regularly get into a fight while travelling in a crowded train to his office. Mr.P’s skin problem is just an expression of his inner mental turmoil. He is very conscious about his image which coloured his view about people being dominating. This resulted in a constant vexed state.Unless the irritation of his mind is settled, the irritation of his skin will not stop. I started with NatrumMuriaticum in 0/1 potency- infrequent to frequent doses.Within 6 months of homoeopathic treatment, his complaints got completely healed.But he was asked to follow up for another one year to observe for any recurrence of his complaints. One day Mr.P spontaneously mentioned with a surprised look on his face that he has stopped fighting in the train. He said he feels less intimidated by people now. He asked whether it is due to the homoeopathic medicines. This is the wonder of a similimum! It, not only removes the physical disturbances but also heals the mind.