Articles on cure

Prevention Is Better Than Cure- and Here's Why!

Dr. Arunabha Das, General Physician
Today, India is dealing with deadly diseases as Japanese encephalitis, viral encephalitis, dengue fever, dengue hemorrhagic fever, malaria, tuberculosis, filariasis. When these diseases turn catastrophic in rural or sub-urban areas, it creates so much of panic. Even person suffering from simple viral fever tends to panic. But did we think ever that how can these be prevented,if not cured? I think many of us have this one alarming question in our mind.PREVENTION IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN CURE it saves you from inflicting any loss of relationship due to death,saves you from economic loss,saves you from mental hazards and also saves your society.our medical treatment FAILS due to drug resistance, mutated parasites or vector resistance, but prevention from vectors or parasites can always be done to our best of ability for the need of us.PREVENTION never bothers us about evolving vectors or parasites or developing drug resistance by us. We just need to strengthen our preventive measures in each and every house.Each house is the single unit in this society and one unit can inspire other in upliftment of ideas. All these diseases are spread by some vectors in our society, mostly mosquitoes and flies. So, if these vectors are not around us or killed daily, than most parts of our INDIA can be safe every year.Still, the responsibility remains with every single house or unit,if one starts up than other will surely be inspired. 8 simple common indoor duties of our daily life,which can prevent these diseases are-Spray bleach or any insecticidal in your indoor drains, bathroom and toilet. Keep your bathroom accessories dry. Let sunlight reach your bathroom daily,if possible.Remove stagnant water in your house daily, spray in your household bushes daily. You can also use husk or shells of coconut or Neem leaves or egg carriers for fogging in your bushes,which will not allow mosquitoes to stay in there. Shave your bushes twice every year.Wear full sleeves to avoid mosquito bite.Use mosquito repellants daily during daytime and night, because aedes mosquito species (causing dengue, Japanese encephalitis) attack during early morning and late afternoon. So,it is reasonable to apply mosquito repellants during daytime and night.Wear a mask, if someone has fever in your home. It prevents rest of members in that house.Use mosquito net for infants and children under 5 years. Whenever your child sleep in daytime or night. Infants and Childs are more prone to these fatal diseases and fatal outcomes than adults.Keep your house floors dry and clean in every corner. Spray commercial insecticides in every corner of your house.Take vaccines in your health clinics or Government hospitals for adults and children for controlling vector borne diseases.PREVENTION IS OUR BEST CHOICE. IF WE CHOOSE IT, WE LIVE SAFE AND SUCCESSFUL.  LET TREATMENT BE OUR LAST OPTION, WHO NEEDS IT. 

Baby Cure

Jai Ganesh
Introduce solids at about six months of ageClues that your baby is ready for solidsPhysical readiness for solidsStarting solids too early can cause problemsDon’t leave starting solids too lateSigns that your baby is not interestedTips for introducing solidsSuggested first foodsLater feeding skills – from 8 to 9 monthsIntroducing cows milkAllergy and vegetarianismUnsuitable foodsWhere to get helpThings to rememberIntroduce solids at about six months of ageBreast milk is an important food for babies until at least 12 months of age, or longer if the mum and baby desire. Infant formula is important until 12 months. By about six months of age, a baby’s iron stores are low and extra foods will be needed to maintain healthy growth and prevent nutritional problems such as iron deficiency. Start to introduce solids around six months of age – when your baby starts showing interest in food.Back to topClues that your baby is ready for solidsWhen your baby starts to need the nutrients that solid food can provide, there will be obvious signs they are ready to try solid foods. These include:Good head control and able to sit up with supportWatching and leaning forwards when food is aroundReaching out to grab food or spoons to put in their mouthOpening their mouth when food is offered.Back to topPhysical readiness for solidsYour baby’s organs and body grow and develop certain physical traits between four and six months. This indicates that their body is ready physically for solids. This maturing process includes:Digestive system – digestive enzymes that help to digest food are developed.Immune system – immune gut defense mechanism is fully developed.Mouth and tongue – your baby is able to move food to the back of their mouth and swallow safely.Head and neck – your baby is able to hold their head up; head control helps them to sit up straight and swallow.Kidneys – your baby’s kidneys can now handle the increased load produced by solids.Back to topStarting solids too early can cause problemsHungry babies should be offered more breast or formula feeds until they are ready for solids. Some parents want to try solids early, believing this may help baby grow, sleep or settle better. Giving solids too early rarely helps these problems and may lead to other difficulties including:Poor growth, if the solid food replaces breast milk or formulaLoose bowel actions or diarrhea, if the baby cannot digest the food.Back to topDon’t leave starting solids too lateIt’s also important that starting solids is not left too late, as this may lead to problems including:Poor growth due to low energy intakeIron deficiency anemiaFeeding problems, particularly if not started before about seven to nine months of age.

7 Ways to Cure Hemorrhoids

Dr. Deo Sadhana, General Surgeon
How to stop unwanted bleeding in the toilet?This is the question asked to me by both male and female patients after taking over the counter medicines, homeopathic drugs and Ayurveda treatments. There is no answer to this until patient undergoes surgery as there are no medicines which can remove piles or dissolve them. What are piles? They are dilated, engorged and tortuous venous plexus which starts bleeding due to hard stools or constipation or without any cause. There are 4 grades: Piles within rectum, Piles which prolapse on straining but automatically replaced,Piles prolapse and require manual reposition, and last one is Prolapsed & thrombosed piles, which cannot be replaced back in to the rectumCAUSES of piles- constipation, western diet, lack of fiber, less drinking of water, alcohol, non vegetarian spicy diet, pregnancy, cigarette smoking, straining for stools, obesity, lack of exercise, genetic predisposition.SYMPTOMS- per-rectal bleeding, constipation, heaviness in the rectum, itching, severe pain after passing stools, hard stools, anemia, weakness, etc. DO NOT IGNORE PER RECTAL BLEEDING AS RECTAL OR COLONIC CANCER AND PILES CAN BE COEXISTENT DIAGNOSIS- By authorised general surgeon with protoscopy which do not require anesthesia. CURE IS ONLY WITH SURGERY, either haemorrhoidectomy with cautery or harmonic scalpel or stapler surgery.HOW TO PREVENT THEM?-weight control, drink lot of water, add fiber to diet, salads, grains to diet, do not strain.  Take medical help as soon as you see any bleeding. DO NOT TAKE ANY DRUGS ON THE COUNTER WITH OUT SURGEON'S PRESCRIPTION. Surgery is the only answer to the piles. There is no loss of control on the sphincters or incontinence with surgery. It is painless in this new era of medicines and cost effective as concerned with patient's sufferings. There are no chances of recurrence of piles. Patient is usually discharged on second day of the operation depending upon the grades of piles. 

Insomnia - the Easiest Cure Forever!

Dr. Sachin Deshmukh, Psychologist
Reason of Insomnia is unnecessary alertness in bed. The body obeys the commands coming from the mind!Naturally, when it is your sleeping time, the brain secrets hormones for enhancing sleep. You must have observed many people falling asleep even without their own noticing. The body obeys the commands coming from the mind. It relaxes, eyes start shutting and the person passes in the sleeping state. Sensing Insecurity Makes You Alert!Insecurity like disturbing sound from kitchen, will make you become alert. The sleep will run away. You will find out the reason for the insecurity. once satisfied that the insecurity is taken care of, you will fall asleep.Flight Or Fight Response!Let us understand what happened when insecurity was noticed by your brain and mind. Orders were passed to the body to become ready to fight or flight. This process involved stimulation of the sympathetic autonomic nervous system. Your body got tense from head to toe to combat the insecurity. Once the insecurity was turned into security, the alarming messages to the sympathetic nervous system were stopped. The peaceful parasympathetic nervous system started working again. It brought peace on your body from head to toe. Then the time bound sleep just occurred effortlessly.Memories Of Anxious Moments!Every person has memories of some bad and anxious moments. Thoughts arise from memories. Obviously the thoughts are regarding how to avoid such situations in future. They bring sense of insecurity to mind and body. Automatically, as a response to insecurity alertness is produced in mind and body. This process makes sleep run away. These insecurities are arising from memories of the past getting projected in future. There is nothing to be done actively in present tense. Only number of plannings can be done. As the insecurity is not in the present tense, nothing can be done to undo it at this moment. Everything can be done only in the coming future. Unnecessary Plannings!These plannings are unnecessary. You have experienced the escape plan from such situations already. The escape plan is registered in your memory just like driving memories. You will drive the car automatically when you sit in driving seat. Similarly you will use the escape plan in a still better way automatically if the situations repeat.Thoughts Don't Need Attention Or Manipulations! Still the thoughts will keep on coming. But now you know that they don't need attention or manipulations. Now you won't stop and scrutinize them. So they will just flow. The thoughts are never to be taken seriously. They are just messenger letters from mind. You can't change the matter in the letters. It has no meaning. You need to address mind, and not the thoughts. Ignore thoughts, concentrate on mind. Divert and involve it in the present tense objects near you. The Trick To Fall asleep!The trick to fall asleep is to bring your attention from the imaginary thoughts to the factual present. You have your body, a pillow, bed sheet, bed, cot, book, television, wife, husband, etc to experience in detail. Feel them in detail. You will not even notice when you fell asleep. Your partner will tell you in the morning about your heavy snoring.Anxiety, Panic Attacks And Depression Has Cure By Creating New Mind!Smile my dear friends. Mind has been demystified. We know the definition, creation and manipulation of mystic mind now. It works on the science of creation, manipulation and retrieval of memories. Mind can be changed and recreated with scientific planning for bringing peace from anxiety, panic and depression. See you soon with other psychosomatic issues and their easy remedies.

Hcg Diet Plan: What You Must Know!

Ms. Swati Kapoor, Dietitian/Nutritionist
Adding to the list of popular diets HCG Diet plan is trending on google by people as it promises fast and effortless weight loss accompanied with a low calorie diet.What is this HCG? HCG is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a hormone in the human body which is produced naturally in pregnant women after conception. This hormone converts the fat present in the body into nutrition to feed the growing embryo. Its main function is to support the growing embryo in women.How does the HCG diet plan work? HCG diet plan is a new concept for weight loss using HCg though injection or orally. Injecting HCG injection everyday and eating a low calorie diet comprising of vegetables, fiber, water etc can help you lose weight very fast. HCG stimulates the hypothalamus to release energy from the unhealthy fat tissues in the body. HCG releases 3000-4000 calories from the fat deposits in the body and keeps you satisfied with just 500 calorie diet.The course of the HCG diet plan usually lasts minimum for 26 days and maximum upto 43 days and a person can discontinue in between if he/she reaches her target. It takes about three days for the hcg to show its effect and quit it three days before you plan to resum your normal diet so that the body can wash away the hcg from it. It has a limit of 40 days as the body may become immune to it thus reducing its effect. Also if you plan to again take up the plan you need to take a six week break and limiting it to four times in total.The upside of this diet is that it actually makes you lose weight. The downside is that its like any other fad diet where if you reduce the daily calorie intake to the minimum you will automatically lose weight. Suppressing your hunger can make you go back to eating with a vengeance. Reduced calorie intake might also deprive your body of nutrition and can also trigger deficiencies in the long run.When there are so many natural and healthy ways to lose weight then why take chances with your health. A good weight loss program is a balance of diet and exercise. Besides weight loss it will replenish your body with adequate nutrition leaving you look fitter and better. Get a free consultancy on a weight loss program and chose the program that fits your lifestyle and fitness levels.

Home Remedies to Cure Food Poisoning

Dr. M.T. Arif, Ayurveda
We can treat food poisoning from various ingredients that are easily available in our kitchen and are economical also.Apple Cider VinegarApple cider vinegar of ACV as it is commonly called is a vinegar made from apples. It has many health benefits, most important of them being to cure food poisoning. It is one of the best treatment to cure food poisoning due to its alkaline effect.Method Of Consumption:Mix 2-3 teaspoons of ACV in a cup of hot water. Consume the prepared drink before eating your meal. If the problem persists, consume 2-3 teaspoons of undiluted ACV for better results.Ginger:Ginger plays an important role in reducing the symptoms of food poisoning.Method Of ConsumptionIt is recommended to boil a cup of water with one spoon of grated ginger in it. Add honey or sugar according to taste. Alternatively, you can consume pieces of ginger directly. You are advised to consume them twice a day till the problem persists.Yoghurt And Fenugreek Seeds:This a very cheap, effective and convenient methods to cure food poisoning.Methods Of ConsumptionJust consume one teaspoon each of yoghurt and fenugreek seeds. It is advised to just swallow the seeds and not chew them.Lemon:Lemon is considered as the “king of remedies” as far as food poisoning is concerned.Methods Of ConsumptionJust mix one teaspoon of lemon juice with sugar and consume directly. You can dilute it with lukewarm water.Bananas:Bananas are a good remedy to cure food poisoning as they are very light and easy to digest.Methods Of ConsumptionConsume at least one ripe banana per day or you can have the banana shake.Garlic:Garlic is famous for its antipyretic and cardiac properties. But it is an effective digestive agent also.Methods Of ConsumptionSwallow one clove of garlic daily with a glass of water. You can consume garlic juice also if you cannot stand the smell of garlic. Otherwise, prepare a mixture of garlic and soybean oil and massage it on your stomach after dinner.Honey:Owing to its antibacterial and antifungal properties, honey is one of the most effective food poisoning remedies.Methods Of ConsumptionEat a teaspoon of honey in its pure form three times a day. Else, you can have it with tea or lemonade.Apples:As the proverb says “AN APPLE A DAY, KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY”, apple plays an important role in curing food poisoning. Apple considerably reduces reflux and heartburns. It prohibits the formation of bacteria that causes stomach ache and diarrhoea.Cold Milk:It is recommended to have a glass of ice cold milk to cure the upset stomach. You can add any flavour for taste, but for instant relief, it is recommended to consume plain cold milk.Re-Hydration Mixture:Food poisoning is often accompanied by de-hydration which extracts out essential fluids and salts from our body. The remedy for this will be Lime Water.Method Of ConsumptionIn a litre of water, mix 2 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice along with sugar and salt according to taste. Drink it on a daily basis to prevent dehydration.Water:In summers, water is the universal healer. Drink plenty of water especially during food-poisoning to effectively flush out all the toxins and bacteria from the body.Cumin Seeds:Cumin seeds or ‘zeera’ in Hindi is a very popular home remedy for the treatment of food poisoning.Method Of ConsumptionIn a cup of water, boil cumin seeds and add freshly extracted coriander juice and consume it twice a day. Else, you can have a mixture of salt, cumin seeds and asafetida. Consume this drink 2-3 times a day.Basil:Basil or Tulsi leaves are the best herbs against food poisoning.Method Of ConsumptionExtract a glass full of basil juice from a few leaves. Add honey for taste and drink it several times a day.Alternatively, add a few drops of basil oil in water and consume.Else, mix three plain tablespoons of plain yoghurt, add a pinch of black pepper, basil leaves and sea salt. Consume several times a day till the symptoms subside.Peppermint:Eat anything that contains peppermint or menthol, like hard candies and chewing gum and consumes it for the cure against food poisoning.Method Of ConsumptionElse take a handful of mint leaves, strain it in boiling water and consume three times a day.Basil And Cardamom:Since the time of sages and Ayurveda, basil has been frequently used due to its medicinal properties. It is also being worshipped in Hindu mythology.Method Of ConsumptionFor treatment of food poisoning, eat basil leaves along with cardamom (elaichi).Herbal Tea:For cure and revival of ailing digestive system, it is advised to drink the variety of herbal teas such as meadowsweet, green chamomile, comfrey root and liquorice tea.Coriander:Coriander leaves are used as taste enhancers in almost every Indian meal. But very few of us might be aware of its medicinal properties. It soothes our stomach against the injury caused due to the stomach infection. It can be consumed fresh or as a powder. Coriander oil is also known to have antibacterial properties.Cornstarch:Cornstarch is used to speed up the healing and recovery process. It can be consumed with a glass of orange or apple juice.Green Papaya:The enzymes present in green papaya are known to heal the wounds and ensure effective digestion. To cure food poisoning, it is advised to consume a boiled green papaya to obtain its benefits.Goldenseal:It is a natural herb filled with antibacterial properties that aids in killing the bacteria and virus that causes the food poisoning. It is advised to have extracts of golden seal once a day to prevent food poisoning.After explaining a number of remedies, here is a list of DO’S and DON’T’S which you are advised to follow during food poisoningDO’SIf diarrhoea and vomiting persist for more than a day, sip an oral rehydrating solution. Drink liquids slowly.Clean your hands properly with an antiseptic soap before eating or cooking.Maintain proper hygiene in the kitchen. Keep unpreserved food items in a deep freezer. Cook all types of meat like chicken, meat, pork thoroughly to kill all the possible bacteria in it.Get proper rest for a speedy recovery.DON’TS                     Don’t eat solid foods, try to eat semi-solids and liquids. It will reduce pressure on the digestive system and aid the speedy recovery. Avoid street foods and foods from an unhygienic place.Avoid fried, greasy, spicy and excessively sweet meals.Avoid nicotine, dairy products, caffeine and alcohol during the course of recovery.Avoid smoking.So, this was a detailed account of what you are supposed to do to protect yourself from food poisoning this season. Stay hydrated, wear light clothes and always carry a water bottle whenever you go out.

Gum Disease: Causes, Symptoms And Cure

Dr. M. R. Pujari, Dentist
What Is Gum Disease?Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums that can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. It is caused by the bacteria in plaque, a sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth. If not removed through daily brushing and flossing, plaque can build up and the bacteria infect not only your gums and teeth, but eventually the gum tissue and bone that support the teeth. This can cause them to become loose, fall out or have to be removed by a dentist.There are three stages of gum disease:Gingivitis : This is the earliest stage of gum disease, an inflammation of the gums caused by plaque buildup at the gumline. If daily brushing and flossing do not remove the plaque, it produces toxins (poisons) that can irritate the gum tissue, causing gingivitis. You may notice some bleeding during brushing and flossing. At this early stage in gum disease, damage can be reversed, since the bone and connective tissue that hold the teeth in place are not yet affected.Periodontitis: At this stage, the supporting bone and fibers that hold your teeth in place are irreversibly damaged. Your gums may begin to form a pocket below the gumline, which traps food and plaque. Proper dental treatment and improved home care can usually help prevent further damage.Advanced Periodontitis: In this final stage of gum disease, the fibers and bone supporting your teeth are destroyed, which can cause your teeth to shift or loosen. This can affect your bite and, if aggressive treatment can't save them, teeth may need to be removed.How Do I Know if I Have Gum Disease?Gum disease can occur at any age, but it is most common among adults. If detected in its early stages, gum disease can be reversed so see your dentist if you notice any of the following symptoms:Gums that are red, puffy or swollen, or tenderGums that bleed during brushing or flossingTeeth that look longer because your gums have recededGums that have separated, or pulled away, from your teeth, creating a pocketChanges in the way your teeth fit together when you bitePus coming from between your teeth and gumsConstant bad breath or a bad taste in your mouthHow is Gum Disease Treated?The early stages of gum disease can often be reversed with proper brushing and flossing. Good oral health will help keep plaque from building up.A professional cleaning by your dentist or hygienist is the only way to remove plaque that has built up and hardened into tartar. Your dentist or hygienist will clean or "scale" your teeth to remove the tartar above and below the gumline. If your condition is more severe, a root planing procedure may be performed. Root planing helps to smooth irregularities on the roots of the teeth making it more difficult for plaque to deposit there.By scheduling regular checkups, early stage gum disease can be treated before it leads to a much more serious condition. If your condition is more advanced, treatment in the dental office will be required.

Does Relaxing Help in Curing Migraine?

Dr. G P Dureja, Spine and Pain Specialist
Everybody encounters stress. Our bodies are intended to feel stress and respond to it. It keeps us ready and prepared to maintain a strategic distance from risk. Be that as it may, when anxiety holds on, the body starts to separate and diseases, similar to migraines and headaches can happen. One should immediately contact the best headache specialist in Delhi if the headache resumes for long. The way to adapting to stress is recognizing stressors throughout your life, learning approaches to lessen stretch, and overseeing stress. Stress is your response to any change that obliges you to conform or react. Remember that you can control stress, since anxiety originates from how you react to distressing occasions. Stress can be brought about by anything that obliges you to conform to an adjustment in your surroundings. Your body responds to these progressions with physical, mental, and passionate reactions. We as a whole have our own specific manners of adapting to change, so the reasons for anxiety can be diverse for every individual. Normal reasons for stress include: Death of a friend or family memberSwarms Heavy traffic Showdowns Marriage Pregnancy Due dates Legal issues  and so on When you are not certain of the reasons for your stress, it might help to notice indications of anxiety. When  you can distinguish these signs, you can figure out how your body reacts to stress. At that point you can find a way to decrease it.By what method Can I Manage With Stress? Have reasonable desires; acknowledge that there are occasions you can't control. Request that others help or help you. Assume liability for the circumstance. Participate in critical thinking. Express troubling feelings. Be emphatic rather than forceful. "Affirm" your sentiments, conclusions, or convictions as opposed to getting to be furious, contentious, or detached. Keep up candidly strong relationships. Keep up enthusiastic self-control. Migraine Specialist in Delhi concurs that adapting is a procedure instead of an occasion. Hence, an individual may exchange between a few of the above adapting procedures keeping in mind the end goal to adapt to a distressing occasion and manage Migraine Pains.

5 Important Dietary Tips for Curing Anaemia in Kids

Dr. Aditya Dixit, Pediatrician
India is a country where the majority of the population is on vegetarian diet and that is their staple meal. Furthermore, in a lot of homes, there is over-emphasis to give milk to children. This leads to a dietary deficiency of absorbable iron, hence leading to something called nutritional anaemia. Usually, such a pattern becomes clinically significant by the first birthday of the child, when it is easy to document anaemia.However, if proper dietary advice is followed, then most of these kids can be reverted back to normal haemoglobin levels without any need for IRON Therapy.The following simple dietary tips will help:-Avoid giving the child too much milk, even if she asks for it. Usually at 1 year of age, about 600ml milk is the maximum that should be given in 24 hrs. Instead of milk, you should concentrate on giving more fruits and vegetables to the child.If you are a non-vegetarian, then increasing the iron content of the diet is relatively easy as red meat, fish, chicken etc. all contain very good amounts of "Heme" iron which is much more absorbed by our body.Try to include more of green vegetables (like spinach, broccoli, bathua), potatoes, jaggery in diet which are rich sources of ironLentils are also good sources of dietary iron. So increase urad dal, chhole or chickpeas, etc. in dietTry cooking in iron utensils if possible. this also increase the iron content in the cooked food.