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How often should you wash your face? - Dr. Rasya Dixit
 
02:25
One of the most frequent questions I get asked by patients is who often do my face. My face becomes very oily even after half an hour of washing it should I wash it again or they tell me that the wash their face again and again to keep their skin looking fresh but when you normally talk about skin and skin care we usually tell you to use your face wash to 2 or maximum 3 times a day why do we say not to wash face wash more often than that whatever face wash your using even though it is a soap free products it keeps tripping the skin of the normal oil barrier under skin barrier which the skin forms every day when you wash your face more and more often you are actually striping the skin of the protective elements at it makes work hard to make for example there is a barrier which is made by the skin this is containing ceramides some sebum so when you strip your skin of this protective barrier you actually harming the skin so some people might think skin is becoming more oily so let me wash it more often but what you are creating is when you wash your face more often, your skin actually creates more oil to protect itself and therefore your intern causing the skin to damage itself so the chances of breakout or whatever skin sensitivity that you already have actually increases when you wash your face more often so how do you do or how often do you wash your face I think you need to wash your face 2 times a day once you get up in the morning and once when you before go to bed. Yes some of us travel a lot in pollution and there will definitely be excuse if they want to wash face a third time but the third time stick to just plain water or use a very gentle soap free cleanser and then don't forget to immediately hydrate your skin without water containing or high uranic acid gel which seals your barrier and prevents your skin from getting excessively dry which could next lead to other complications such as excessively sensitive skin, dry skin and rashes.
How long does it take to get Pregnant with PCOS?  - Dr. Suhasini Inamdar
 
01:58
There is no time frame like 1 year or 6 months like that.You have to take medication,It may take from 6 months to 2 years for a lady to become pregnant.To conceive faster with PCOS one needs to get their hormone test done get your scans done,bring your BMI to normal ,exercise regualry ,cut down on fat and fried foods.Include fruits and vegetable.Along with these take medication to bring your hormonal levels to normal.
Is it okay to pull out Grey Hair? - Dr. Rasya Dixit
 
01:55
Its not true ,plucking of grey hair is not going to cause more grey hair. Colours also wont cause grey hair they just mask grey hair wont react with scalp.Grey are caused by inner problems.Have a healthy life style ,include protein ,exercise regularly to prevent grey hair.
What to do when face is darker than body? - Dr. Rasya Dixit
 
02:49
The face and exposed part of arms are usually much darker than the unexposed part of the body. Reason for this is as these are constantly exposed to light and pollution. The skin also get darker as it is toughening itself against the environment so this is a protective mechanism which the skin is doing. Nobody wants their face dark so it is very important that you use sunscreens regularly. When you use your sunscreens a dramatic change is not going to happen within few days or weeks, the pigmentation or the constitutional tone which went darker on your face is a cumulative exposure over years so the sunscreen which is a protective mechanism by itself cannot give you all the improvement. In the night you should start some good vitamin C creams which is good skin lightening agent and very safe, you can start using it every night or every alternative night which helps in lightening your skin. Other safe creams to use are glycholic acid creams which exfoliates skin gently use them once in a week. Don't ever be harsh with the pigmented areas of the skin, when skin is already dark and sensitized to the sun if you try doing procedures like bleach, scrubbing very often the skin is going to go darker because that is how skin protects itself by becoming thicker and going darker, avoid it and be gentle with your exfoliation. Scrub and do your glycolic creams once a week. Eat healthy, eat lot of bright colored vegetables and fruits as they contain carotene's as well as bioflavonoid's these are natural anti oxidants and natural lightening agents. Vitamin C being one of the most important ones protecting your skin against the sun. If you still feel that after doing all these for 2-3 months also your skin is dark then you need expert help that's when you see your dermatologist
Can you get pregnant with precum? - Dr. Shefali Tyagi
 
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Precum is ejaculatory fluid men secrete just before they have the ejaculation.Sperms can be presented in precum. But they are very low or dead.But there is theoretical possibility for sperm in the precum. It.It depends upon individuals also. Some can have few sperms and some can have no sperms.It is very unlikely to get pregnant with precum. Precum is a fluid which cleans out the urethra and makes the environment of the urethra more conducive for the sperms.so that they are not killed while coming out through the urethra.When a person has had ejaculation and not passed urine after that and again has erection and ejaculation in that case life sperms can be present in the urethra because of the previous ejaculation and second time precum can have live sperms which can make you pregnant but the possibility is very low so better to protect your self by using condom if you want to prevent pregnancy.
Tips to increase baby weight in the womb - Dr. Teji Ashok Dawane
 
02:49
The baby in the womb at about 5 months is about 200 to 500 grams. This is till the baby’s organs are getting formed. It is only after 5 months the baby starts putting on weight and that is when what we need to concentrate upon. For baby to put on weight for body building and muscle building we often advice a high protein diet. Whatever the body absorbs from natural sources is always 100%. So we would advice you to take a high protein diet consciously at every day. Try to incorporate some amount of protein in your food. Vegetarian sources of protein would be soya beans, soya milk, soya yogurt, chickpeas, rajma, double beans, kidney beans. Sprouts I would advice not to take raw, we probably steam it and add a little bit of lemon so that it adds a little bit of flavour. Along with that you have dals like sambar, orrdh dal, kichdi that we routinely make. Apart from that we have dry fruits like almonds, walnuts, dates. The non vegetarian sources of protein would include eggs so we would suggest two egg whites almost everyday. Apart from that you can have chicken soup, meat. You can include all these in your diet to increase body weight. Apart from these in your growth scan if you feel that the baby weight is less then we would add some medicated powders which will increase the baby weight.
Tips to get rid of open pores in face naturally - Dr. Mini Nair
 
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Ask Doctors - Get Video Answers in HINDI Subscribe to - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS1y5nTRddMYnozjN9iw0mA for HINDI videos Pores on the skin is very important because it is through these pores that our skin breathes and expels the toxins out, but as we age or because of some underlying issues like hormonal imbalances or imbalance in the food that we are taking, or in excess smoking, the skin loss it natural elasticity giving rise to prominent or open pores, these open sores on the nose, check and chin can collect lot of dust and dirt and gets inflamed and outbreaks of acne, blackheads, hyperpigmentation is seen. So what we need to do is first check the reason underlying why these pores are open. We can tighten the skin and keep the pores as close as possible. So there are lot of tips that we undertake, but try to find out what is the reason, in case of diet we need to take a balanced diet, drink lot of water and keep your skin supple, there are various methods how we can keep our skin healthy, ash your face twice daily with warm or cold water. Do not use hot water on your face because it can get your skin cleared off the natural oil that is present. We need to wash atleast twice a day to get rid of the excess oil or the other cosmetics that we are using regularly, otherwise the clogged pores can give rise to breakouts. Once it is washed thoroughly, you need to tap it dry and start using egg whites. Egg white is a natural protein and this keeps your skin tight and thereby keep the pores also closer and rejuvenates the skin. Two or there times a week you can try Egg white. Egg white helps to keep your skin smooth and nourished. Multani mitti can be applied using plain water in cases of excessive oily skin or you can mix it with cows milk or coconut milk in case with people who have dry skin. Mutani mitti is a coolant and has a natural astringent which keeps the skin tighter and keeps the pores closed and cleanses off all the dust and dirt that is settled in the pores. Once it is slight dry you can wash it or do a gentle scrub, scrubbing also helps in exfoliating the skin and clears the skin off the dead cells. Take ice cubes wrap in a cloth and run it on your face. Doing this also helps to help to tighten the skin and keeps the pores as close as possible, instead of using plain ice as ice cubes, you can squeeze in lemon into the ice trays and freeze it. And wrap the lime water ice cubes and rub it on the face. This can be done on an everyday basis and this helps the skin to tighten up an also even before you apply the cosmetic so that these cosmetics will not enter your pores and clog it and give rise to outbreaks. This way you can maintain your skin clear and radiant.
5 common mistakes we all do while washing face - Dr.Amee Daxini
 
03:18
The common mistakes while washing the face is as follows.. 1) Use a better face wash rather than using a soap because soap is very hard and it's an alkali and that causes skin dryness. 2) Do not wash your face frequently, especially people who have oily skin. wash your face twice daily. 3) Do not use hot water to wash your face always use cold water. 4) Apply face wash start from the chin and move upwards and do the same downwards also. 5) Do not use scrubs, as a face wash daily. Use scrub weekly twice.
How to apply a sunscreen? - Dr. Urmila Nischal
 
02:57
when you apply sunscreen right quantity is important.When you need to apply to whole face you need two to two and half Finger tip unit .When you apply sunscreen your face should be dry.
Things to do after a Positive Pregnancy Test - Dr. Shefali Tyagi
 
02:05
The first thing to do after a positive pregnancy test is to visit your gynaecologist, it is not a very good idea to keep on waiting and thinking that after 1 or 2 or 3 weeks I will go and see or test again and then see. As soon as the pregnancy test comes positive it is better to go and meet the doctor because they could be conditions where you might need to have some support from the doctor in form of medicines. Some pregnancies don't do well, some pregnancies land up in tubes which is the wrong location and they can be other medical issues which need to be sorted out as soon as you become pregnant. When you visit your gynaecologist always remember that you have to remember the date of the last period because all your dating of the pregnancy happens from that day the first day of the last period. Then you should come clean as far as the history is concerned do not hide anything from the doctor, whether you had any surgeries any other termination, any other problems, you have been taking some medicines for diabetes blood pressure, epilepsy all these have to be told very clearly because certain medicines are not allowed in pregnancy. In case you are on some medication say for epilepsy or something else on let's say blood pressure these can be changed to the safer alternatives which you can take during pregnancy. The other thing is that the folic acid has to be started soon after when you become pregnant in fact you should be taking it before you start planning. So if you are not on folic acid and you do not visit your doctor you are wasting that precious time sitting at home and not providing your baby with the adequate dose of folic acid. So as soon as you miss your periods and test positive it is important to go and get checked by the doctor and stick to the test that she prescribes.
What can I do to make my embryos stick? - Dr. Nirmala T S
 
02:19
This is a very common things that people come asking. Embryos sticking on to the uterus is such a natural and a biological process. Such a complicated process involving a lot of intrinsic factors like the quality of the embryo the adhesion factors, the growth factors the genetic profiling of the uterus lining, the blood flow, the texture and ultimately the last thing that you have , the beauty is the dialogue which happens between the mother and the embryo over there. So there is nothing that is external that could have an influence on the uterus, is what I wish to say. There are people who ask me do you than that the embryos will fall out if I walk or if I do not take rest, if I walk fast or if I climb stairs. No, there is nothing like that. Every natural cycle when an embryo is formed inside the tubes and the embryo is pushed and transported back to the uterus? Does it fall out? We are continuing to do your routine activities, we do not even now that the embryo is formed and it has come to the uterus. Does the embryo fall out so easily? It doesn’t nature has a beautiful way of holding the embryo inside her. So these extremeous factors just do not have an impact.
How to do kick counts when pregnant? - Dr. Shefali Tyagi
 
02:07
Fetal movements are very important part of pregnancy.Generally fetal movements are felt from 20 weeks or so.They continue till up to your delivery.Initially fetal movements will be slightly irregular and not so strong which is acceptable.After 30 - 32 weeks its important to be vigilant about the movement.Daily you must feel movements as a pattern typically after snacks or lunch or dinner.Its better to keep subconscious track that how you have been feeling all these days and If you feel that last 3 - 4 hours you have not felt any movements its better to eat something lie down on your left position and count for 2 hours.You should find at least 10 movements in those 2 hours.If you still can't find any movements its always safer to go the doctor..
Causes of Irregular Periods and treating them naturally - Dr. Priya Jain
 
02:26
Irregular periods can be delay in the period or scanty bleeding or sometime delay and scanty bleeding both together, period once in 35 to 40 days, sometime periods with lots of blood flow, so all these things can be categorized into is irregular periods. Underlined pathological cases like diabetes, hypertension, PCOD, thyroid and the other things like smoking, alcohol, stress and vitamin deficiency even these may be the contributing factors for irregular periods. And what are the physiological time lady has an irregular period is min-arch and Menopause the starting of the period and the time when the periods are going to see that is the menopausal these are the timings naturally it is irregular. So the natural remedies for irregular periods all these remedies should be done for 3 months minimum and should not be done when you are bleeding on when you have periods. Basically start with lot of antioxidants, green fruits, green vegetables, and lots of antioxidants like colorful fruits are also you can have, you can have colorful capsicum, vegetables. A juice or a remedy that is mint, coriander, Palak, Amla, ginger, rock salt, lemon all mix together make a juice and have this juice daily one glass for 3 months. It helps in regularization of the periods. Second one is Turmeric tea, add turmeric to milk and turmeric to water and have it you can even mix some honey in it. Sesame and jaggery taken together for three months also helps in regularization of the periods. Eluvina pulp can be taken with sugar and honey, so these natural remedies will definitely help you to regularize your periods.
What is the best way to eat almonds? - Ms. Ranjani Raman
 
01:41
Almonds are nutritionally packed and should be taken regularly for maximum benefit. They are rich in healthy fats, protein, fiber, minerals such as zinc, calcium, magnesium etc. However to ensure that these nutrients are absorbed properly we have to take them in the soaked form overnight for about 8 to 12 hours, as they contain a compound called as tannins which are inhibitors, which inhibit the nutrient absorption. Apart from this, when the almonds are soaked they release an enzyme called as lipase, which helps in the digestion of fats, thereby resulting in a better digestion. Soaked almonds help in regulating blood pressure, diabetes and also helps in reducing your cholesterol levels. They are also rich in insoluble fibers. Thereby helps in preventing constipation. Also their folic acid level helps in maintaining a better nervous system and when consumed during pregnancy, helps in the good development of the fetus. Hence soaked almonds are much higher in terms of nutrient availability.
Treatment options to increase hair density - Dr. Rasya Dixit
 
02:14
Our hair is an indicator of health and vitality. It is also an indicator of youth. Nowadays because of the changing lifestyles and habits with increasing stress, increasing smoking in young people there is a lot of hair fall which causes the hair to lose its density. When we are talking about improving hair density things which we have to be immediately look at is the lifestyle. Make sure that you are eating enough quality of good quality proteins. Also include lot of fruits and vegetables in your diet to increase the vitamin content of your diet. If you have a strong family history of baldness in your parents, immediate relatives then you might be having a hormonal hair loss for which the treatment is a medicine called minoxidil. However minoxidil is a medicine and has to be prescribed by a dermatologist or a doctor who can examine you, make sure that you don’t have any concomitant medical conditions before they prescribe you these medicines. A lot of new peptide based medicines are now available to increase the density of the scalp. These are based on caffeine on capexil and these give you very good improvement without any side effects. These are applications on the scalp. Dermatologist is probably is the best person to guide you in these which molecule could help you the best. Taking a biotin supplement and taking food rich in iron become indispensable to quality of good health. If these treatments don’t work for you then you can always consider treatments such as platelet-rich plasma, dermaroller, low level laser therapy and mesotherapy to increase density of the scalp. Again please not try these at home. Your guide is better a professional dermatologist.
Is it true mint helps in hair reduction in women with PCOS? - Dr. Chetali Samant
 
03:01
It is true that spear mint helps in reducing facial hair growth or hirsutism. Spear mint helps in binding to the free testosterone and helps in prevention of conversion of normal hair follicles into coarse hair follicles. If you are regularly waxing or plucking coarse hair over chin including spear mint tea or fresh spearmint in your routine can help in reducing the growth of coarse hair. i.e. reduce the rate at which the coarse hair is growing. However if you have too many or the coarse hair growth is really large or in large amounts on your face spear mint alone may not help and you may have to look to other options like laser hair removal. It is not a bad thing at all. I completely recommend it. Do include spear mint fresh or spear mint tea in your routine. 3 to 4 cups is recommended. However there is a caution which goes along if you are sexually active because spear mint reduces testosterone. Sex drive may be reduced if you overdo spear mint. So that is the only contraindication that goes with spear mint. If you are fine with it do use spearmint in your routine and you will experience some change in the growth of coarse hair over a period of 3 to 4 months. https://curaayurveda.wordpress.com/ https://youtu.be/4C-WLWrr2aQ https://youtu.be/OwT0WCquJ7g https://youtu.be/tW4vEdmMKks https://youtu.be/TmOx_N1N-tY
Facts about Sex during Pregnancy - Dr. Hema Divakar
 
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We talk about sex during pregnancy, this is something you always wanted to ask a doctor but you don't know how to ask, when to ask and you have your own myths and misconceptions and you wish the doctor would come across more approachable, more friendly rather than you being hesitant to ask this and therefore the importance of dialogue with the diwakar on the topic of sex in pregnancy. Well it is first of all to understand that it is safe in pregnancy unless you have any problems which may lead to abortion for example if you had pain or bleeding in the pregnancy or had previous abortions the doctor herself will advise you not to have sex. But otherwise by and large the baby is well protected. So it is very well cushioned all around and having sex will not hurt your baby in any manner what so ever. Well is in another matter that in the first three months of pregnancy you have vomiting, you are exhausted, you're too tired and you don't feel like it and so also in the last 3 months because your tummy is growing you may feel really uncomfortable. But overall in the middle 3 months and anytime in pregnancy it is safe to have sex.
Contact Lenses vs Glasses: Which one is best for you - Dr. Sirish Nelivigi
 
02:13
Between the two, the contact lenses and the glasses, they are like alternatives. People used to glasses will prefer glasses and people used to contact lenses would prefer contact lenses. Each of them have their own advantages and disadvantages. Glasses have the advantage that you can take it off and put it on any time you want. There is the advantage that you never end up with infections. The disadvantage of glasses is that they give a distortion of figure at the edge of the glasses and these glasses sit on your nose and they can be a source of discomfort and ofcourse cosmetically speaking glasses may not be a good option. Whereas contact lenses have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. The contact lenses have the advantage that when you put it on to your eye it gives you the most natural vision possible, much better than what the glasses will be giving. There is no problem of glare which can be seen with the glasses. On the other hand you need to take very good care of contact lenses which you don’t need to do with glasses. Here you can take it off in the evening and put it on in the morning and you need to keep the contact lens solution to keep cleaning the contact lenses meticulously. So each have their own advantages and disadvantages. The choice between contact lenses and glasses would purely depend upon each individual to choose which advantage or disadvantage they give more importance to.
How to analyse your ovulation date? - Dr. Punitha Rangaraj
 
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Normally a females in a reproductive age, the ovary will produce an egg every month, is called ovulation. It is important to know when you ovulate. In a 28 day cycle, can ovulate between 11th to the 21st day. It is a myth that the ovulation happens on the 14th day. If your periods are irregular m it is very difficult to predict the day of your ovulation, there are certain signs to know that these are the time of you r ovulation. Just before ovulation, the vaginal discharge becomes a little excessive. if the secretion becomes a little sticky during ovulation. Take the fluid and stretch it between your hands, t forma strand that is a sign of ovulation. Sometimes there could be mastalgia or pain in the breasts, or pain in the lower abdomen. Or few drops of blood can be seen at the time of ovulation. Not all the symptoms will be there for everybody. It will be just one or few symptoms. BBT is Basic Bid Temperature. This is made as a graph when you wake up every day, as soon as you wake up you check your temperature. Continue checking tis for 3-4 months. There is a little rise from temperature when you ovulate, but it is not reliable. Ovulation kits are available. There is increase in the Leutinising Hormone just before ovulation. The most reliable in the ultrasound scanning. Do a follicular monitoring from the 8th day of the periods on every alternate day. When the follicle reaches 18 -20 mm, that means your egg is ready to come out. Normally the egg is active only for 24 hours in the body. Fortunately the sperms are alive once it is introduced into the uterus. If you are planning for a pregnancy, if you have sex one or 2 days before ovulation, still you can get pregnant. If you are planning for pregnancy you can continue to have sex for that week.
Diet & exercise to conceive with PCOS & Metformin  - Dr. Teena S Thomas
 
02:38
Polycystic ovarian disease is a disease in women where there are changes in the hormonal levels leading to overweight and irregular cycles. And patient has hyperinsulinemia and the patient is on metformin. So we cannot put the patient on metformin lifelong. So the lifelong treatment for Polycystic ovarian disease is diet and exercise. BMI has to be maintained between 18 to 25. BMI is weight in kgs, to height in meter square. So it has to be maintained. So the girl has to be counseled with diet and exercise. So do one to one and a half hours exercise daily and like gymming, aerobics and swimming, walking, jumping, and climbing. So the mode of exercise the girl has to take high protein diet like egg white, milk products, all types of dals, sprouts, pulses, non-veg pieces. No gravies, almonds, acrot has high proteins. The fruit which has high protein is guava. So high protein diet and daily means of exercise depending upon the BMI is very necessary to bring down a proper BMI for girl with PCOS.
Can I travel by flight during pregnancy?- Dr. Shefali Tyagi
 
01:53
Lifestyles have changed and women travel all over the world when they are pregnant. Flight travel is thought to be safe during pregnancy.. It also depends on the gestation of pregnancy. In the first three months, it is safe to travel, but we have to ensure that the pregnancy is in the uterus and not outside, i.e ectopic pregnancy. . It is also better to avoid flight travel during last 4 weeks of pregnancy, i.e after 36 weeks of pregnancy, it becomes slightly unsafe to travel by flight. From eight weeks to thirty six weeks, it is safe to travel by flight until and unless your doctor says No. The doctor can say No if you have a low lying placenta, any other complications that can land you in pre-term labor or if you have sickle cell anemia.. If its a short flight, get up after 30 or 45 minutes and talk a walk in the aircraft so that the blood does not clot into your legs. Keep yourselves well hydrated. avoid coffee and fizzy drinks during the flight. If its a long flight, please discuss with your doctor. she might put you on heparin which is an anti coagulant which will not allow the blood to clot into you legs. There are also stockings available these days which do not allow the blood to clot..
When is surgery required for Piles and Fissures? - Dr. Rajasekhar M R
 
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Piles and fissures are not very dangerous diseases, though they cause of pain or bleeding. They are not life threatening or harmful diseases and there is a notion that only surgery is required for this. Very few cases require surgical interventions, most of them can be treated with medical line of management and some changes in our lifestyle. So, if the patients come out early stage most of them can be manage without surgery and surgery is also not that sought of very painful procedure which we are doing in the past. Now very high technology courses are available where in we can treat even the last stages of piles in a very simple way and without much of pain. They will be able to go back to work very next day and hardly about half a day admission may be required but most of them can be managed even without surgery. And patient should visit the doctor at the earliest so that we can avoid the surgery. Surgery is required only in 3rd and 4th Stage of chronic fissure which are not responding to medical management.
Can losing weight cure Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome? - Dr. Chetali Samant
 
04:27
Curing poly cystic ovarian syndrome is not possible. But poly cystic ovarian disease can be successfully managed with weight loss alone. Losing weight itself indicates several things when you are trying to manage PCOD. The very fact that you are able to lose weight successfully with PCOS running in the background is an indicator of the fact that 1, that your insulin resistance is doing better now, that your insulin sensitivity has improved and so as your glucose and fat metabolism which is allowing your body to shed weight. 2, having hormonal balance i.e. balance of oestrogen, SHBG, progesterone, testosterone which are the hormones which are imbalanced in PCOS has been assured and that is allowing your body to shed weight successfully. Trying to lose weight is very hard in PCOS and nobody can tell this better than people who suffer from it. So losing weight makes sure that all these underlying mechanisms which are linked to PCOS are balanced and your body is coming to a metabolic balance which it had prior to the development of PCOS. That itself is assuring that you are managing PCOS successfully. Losing weight with the right kind of diet, not with crash diets, eating every 3 to 4 hours, having healthy food including lot of super foods in your diet and losing weight thus helps to ensure that your hormones are balanced, your metabolism is balanced and thus it helps you get regular periods, it helps to boost your fertility levels. It also helps the most nagging symptoms of PCOD go away like acne, hair loss. Thus weight loss is and thus the most successful way of managing PCOS. If you are not able to lose weight effectively despite of doing all things that means something is wrong. Do re-evaluate what are the measures that you have taken to manage the PCOD, whether the supplements or the medicines you are taking is right or not. I would like to mention that doing on oral contraceptive pills to regularise periods is one of the most common causes that clients come to me that leads to instant weight gain. So such quick fixes are the ones that makes your PCOS worse. Make sure you are doing all the right things. Eat your meals on time. Never skip your meals. Having your breakfast makes you more energetic, helps you work out better. Have healthy food, do not go for crash diets, exercise regularly. Focus on walking, jogging, running, core strengthening, yoga, whatever you can keep yourself physically active. Meditate regularly. Manage stress well because stress is emerging as one of the most prominent causes why women today are developing PCOS. Engage in activities which keep you happy and calm and thus all these will help you shed weight effectively and manage your PCOS better. https://curaayurveda.wordpress.com/ https://youtu.be/4C-WLWrr2aQ https://youtu.be/KyJqZo6o0iM https://youtu.be/tW4vEdmMKks https://youtu.be/TmOx_N1N-tY
How long to wait for natural contractions? - Dr. Shefali Tyagi
 
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Labor can be divided into three stages when is the first stage of labor then the second and third. The first stage of Labor is from the time that you have started with your contractions still the full dilatation of cervix the second stage means it's the time when you push out the baby we have been fully diluted and push out the baby and third stage is the delivery. So when we are talking about contraction from your point of view it is the 1st stage and important to understand when to come to the hospital. So the first stage itself can be divided into two stages one is the early Labor and then is the active phase of Labor. So early labor is still the time when you are 3 centimeters dilated and active phase is from the time you are 3 centimeters to fully dilated. In early labor contractions can be there but they can be irregular, mild and of low intensity lasting for shorter time. So it is a very common that the early labor can extend for few days so it is important to know when to come to the hospital because people panic, what you can do is to start monitoring the contraction once they are becoming more and more frequent so early contractions can trouble you for 2 to 3 hours and then they will stop and disappear of a many hours. Once the contraction start becoming regular and start coming frequently they will approximately last for 15 to 30 seconds and they will start repeating maybe once in 10 minute twice in 10 minutes like that so once the start coming 3 to 5 minutes that is the time you can actually go to the hospital, till then you can wait and watch at home counting the frequency and judging the intensity but they are going higher or not and then you can safely go to the hospital because once you go to the hospital then it is like 6 to 8 hours of labor that will undergo before you deliver.
How to get rid of Noticeable Pores on face? - Dr. Rasya Dixit
 
02:43
Do you know what an open pores. An open pores is nothing but the enlargement of oil gland opening or oil gland mouth. We see open pores commonly with young people teenagers when their oil glands are just maturing and later in old age when the collagen which is holding a skin tight which closes the mouth of the pores and starts to stand a lot of people complain about open pores especially when they see after long sun exposure definitely smoking is a factor which makes open pores much worse why everybody so concerned about open pores when you have open pores skin looks much smooth and it also looks a little bit more aged than before so what is the first thing that you have to do when to prevent in open pores the simplest thing is use a sun screen every day to prevent for the collagens denaturation make sure you use a good salicylic acid based face wash is gentle enough for your skin and cleanses out pores effectively. Treatment such as claps might not have actually help too much for a pore because a pore is actually structural deformity which runs throughout the skin itself so creeping of the upper layer of the skin might not help significantly but because of the edema which happen because the swelling which happens after you Scrub your face you skin looks and feels smoother so yes you can do it but if you really want to do much more for treatment of your pores then I think there are two things which will significantly one is the use of the retinal base cream which helps the collagen to tighten significantly the other treatment is a treatment like a Derma Roller on laser which actually tightens the skin by resurfacing the skin these are treatments which will significantly improve the quality of the skin when you always look at pores it is easier to treat the cause when I am starting then they are completely enlarge so make sure that can consult your doctor early so that you can I start on the preventive treatment such as using your sun screen regularly and the creams prescription creams which are mention but what you do when you have quick fix definitely if you have a party to go to and you feel your oil glands are looking to enlarge just do the simple trick take the ice cube and run it over your face this seems the pores and temporarily and then gives you an improved structure immediately.
All about henna application on hair - Dr. Rasya Dixit
 
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As we all have ageing, there is a greying of hair which becomes like a difficult thing to handle for most people and when we talk about hair colours, most people are scared to use the chemical hair colours because they feel that they its going to damage their hair. Especially when we see young people, they want to start off with an organic option and the most commonly used organic option is henna. Talk about henna, henna is a leaf and the leaf colours the hair shaft. The problem about henna and the reason why people talk a lot of negative things about henna is henna can dry out the hair shaft itself and cause a little bit of brittleness or dryness and hair breakage , post regular use. So what actually happens is , once you use henna, a chemical hair colour cannot latch on so easily to your hair shaft, which is why in the salons, they discourage you from using henna. Henna is a very safe treatment because people are usually not allergic to the organic henna which is usually being used. However in some places they might add a little bit of chemicals to the henna itself, to the henna itself to make it look darker. This is because, the henna gives only an orangish-red colour which might not be acceptable to the indian skin tones. So if you are going to get henna done, make sure first of all that you are using only the organic henna and you are not using any chemicals mixed with it. Second thing is remember that after the henna, your hair is going to become very dry. So make sure that you are conditioning your hair very well using a ph balance shampoo to use for a regular use. Third thing is maybe you can go for an oil massage for the hair, not for the scalp, but for the hair to keep it in good condition after using henna , but not before. Don’t oil the scalp or hair before using henna because that oil will prevent the henna from latching on very good and give you a better hair colour. So make sure you follow these tips and you can use henna for sometime till the greys increase. Then you might have to go for a chemical hair colour.
What happens if I have PCOS and I get pregnant? - Dr. Bala R
 
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If you have PCOS, Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a very very common syndrome. It has become like 1 out of 5 women nowadays. They suffer with Polycystic ovarian syndrome. So if you do get pregnant with that the problem is you will have some hormonal imbalance and that will lead to first trimester miscarriage which is the miscarriage that happening under 12 weeks of pregnancy. So what we do is to give some progesterone hormonal support in the form of tablets or in the form of injections or vaginal pessaries and secondly there will be situations which is insulin resistance where you will be at very high risk of developing Polycystic ovarian syndrome. All the more pregnancy hormones are very sugargenic. So if any women is pregnant particularly of Indian origin or Asian origin then is very high risk of developing diabetes in pregnancy and particularly if you are Polycystic ovarian syndrome, the you are at more high risk. So we would be screening for diabetes in pregnancy in your case. Most of the Polycystic ovarian syndrome patients are on the overweight or on the obese sign. So I would strongly recommend a balanced diet and also regular exercises because in pregnancy you tend to put on more weight and that leads to difficulty in monitoring the baby and difficulty in you carrying on with the pregnancy like you can suffer from backache or other discomforts, pubic pains other things. So I would recommend you a well balanced diet and 30 minutes of walking on a daily basis and frequent monitoring for sugar tests as per your obstetricians advice.
Dental do's and don’ts during pregnancy - Dr. Reney Varghese
 
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Oral health during pregnancy is very important because change in hormones leads to dental diseases. so regular visits are necessary during pregnancy.dental cleanings during pregnancy are also very safe.second trimester is the perfect time for dental treatments like crowns.root canal etc.
Is it possible to reverse Pre Diabetes? - Dr. Sanjay Panicker
 
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Pre diabetes is a condition where the patient is finding the blood sugar is somewhere in the borderline and he has the few symptoms of Diabetes, sugar is not high enough to call it is diabetic like for example many people do fake symptoms like they are either feeling too hungry, to thirsty or they have to go for urination very frequently but when check the blood sugar it is not that high also to call it diabetes. Normally fasting blood sugar of 100 to 125 is considered as the range for prediabetes and when the value is higher than that then only they categorised as diabetes, same way at the HbA1c test which gives an average of 3 months in that the value of 5.7 persons to 6.4 % is considered as pre diabetic, so whenever the values are like this and you find that the patient has symptoms we usually categorised as pre diabetes and prediabetes is just kind of a warning for the patient that you are heading towards diabetes. So you need to do something about this particular condition. This is the stage where the patient can definitely correct himself and thus prevent himself from developing into a full-fledged diabetic patient. So for this he has to take care of certain things and they surely reversible and surely curable, like for example the most common reason why people develop this kind of symptoms is because of the bad lifestyle either they are not exercising, they not eating the right kind of food which is rich in fibre or they don't have enough sleep, there too stressed out these are the most common reasons. So if you correct these three four things in your life style either eat well, exercise well, sleep well and cut down your stress with simple relaxation technique may be Yoga, Pranayama all this kind of techniques. Most of the patients do find that the blood sugar tips they don't need medicine sometimes but in certain patient this may be medical intervention is needed especially where this is strong family history, when there is strong family history your pre diabetes status is a little things which you should take care about because most of the Patience is a family history can head towards diabetes, so this extra care will diet, exercise and de-stressing all that is important, along with that certain homeopathic medicine also can be combined, so that they can be completely out of diabetes. So I don’t think that should be any problem that if you take care of your lifestyle and diet.
Steps to prevent sperm leakage after intercourse - Dr. Mamatha Reddy YV
 
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This is one of the commonest question asked, after sexual activity there is increase in sperm leakage, could that be the reason why I am not able to conceive? The sperm leakage or a semen leakage occurs in all individuals whenever there is a sexual activity because the semen cannot enter into the cervical canal. The semen always leaks out but the sperms are actively motile, they move up through the uterus to reach the uterus and the fallopian tubes. Only precaution what the man has to do if she is planning a pregnancy is not to wash out the semen immediately after a sexual activity because water is toxic to the sperms and then lie down for sometime, say 10 – 15 minutes and then wipe out the secretions. So do not be bothered about sperm leakage, it can happen in all individuals.
How soon after intercourse can you know if you are pregnant? - Dr. Teena S Thomas
 
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Basic hormone which is required to say that a girl is pregnant is HCG human chorionic gonadotrophin so when HCG is positive and that is when we say pregnancy, basically HCG positive can be seen on in the blood and in the urine in the blood anything about 5 units is pregnancy, in the urine anything about 25 units can be seen. So a urine pregnancy test is expected to be positive when the cycles a regular to be 2 weeks after the intercourse. So if you had sex today 2 weeks from today during pregnancy test is supposed to be positive, but a negative urine test doesn't mean that it is always negative positive is positive but a negative doesn't mean because if after the egg is released it can stay for 24 hours to 48 hours and the sperm can stay to 72 hours rarely up to 7 days also. So a delayed pregnancy can still show positive during pregnancy test is usually positive 2 week from intercourse and a blood test can be positive a little earlier maybe 11, 12 or 13 day your blood test can be positive.
Ways to get rid black spots on face - Dr. Rasya Dixit
 
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Our face is the window through which we communicate with the whole world. So when we get a black spot on the face, it is of great concern. Hyperpigmentation, that is the black spots on the face, it is mostly due to sun exposure, hereditary, stress, use of different forms of chemicals on the skin like use of fairness creams, any creams, hair colour. Other thing could be using any creams or any treatments on the face like say for acne and meddling with the acne that can also cause this. So diagnose to find out the cause of the pigmentation. Is it a hormonal pigmentation, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation of acne spot, is it a melasma, or a lichen planus pigmentation like an autoimmune condition. Base line is avoiding sun exposure. Use a broad spectrum medicated sunscreen. This will prevent the skin from going darker. Avoid using any over the counter fairness creams as it can contain steroids, or can contain hydroquinone which can make your problem even worse. Avoid picking at the acne. Start taking Vitamin C supplements in the form of a tablet and lot of bright colored fruits and vegetables. These will have antioxidants which will remove the pigmentation of the skin. After one month with this, if you don’t see any improvement, then you have to see your doctor. They can diagnose the problem and suggest in the form of tablets, creams or even treatments like chemical peels or lasers which could help address the pigmentation at the onset. So for pigmentation, prevention is better than cure. Early treatment is always better than late treatment.
How is low amniotic fluid treated? - Dr. Suhasini Inamdar
 
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Low amniotic fluid is a condition in which the volume of amniotic fluid in the womb goes down. It is denoted by AFI (amniotic fluid index) which is below 8cms. It is seen in 2nd and 3rd trimester scan, and when it is diagnosed, we look into the reasons and try and treat those reasons so that it can remain whatever level it is or at least increase a bit. There is no sure method of increasing the amniotic fluid, but there are some time tested methods which are known to bring it to some considerably good levels. So that when it is lower than 8cms, we try and ask the mother to 1. Take proper rest, 2. Good nutrition which is rich in proteins, which are known to increase amniotic fluids. 3. Some amino acid preparations, which the lady can take by mouth or by IV infusions. 4. She can be prescribed some blood thinners also, which are again known to increase the amniotic fluids. 5. Drinking plenty of water and liquids which are permissible as suggested by the doctor Another reason which could cause low amniotic fluid levels, it can be of fetal origin. 1. It is seen in scan if the fetal kidneys are functioning properly, sometimes kidneys might be there, but they might not be functioning properly, sometimes fetus might have one missing kidney. 2. Lack of functioning of fetal urinary bladder, there may be some block, under these circumstances you're guided to go to a pediatric surgeon (who is a pediatric urologist), or go to an expert in fetal medicine, who can treat these conditions in utero. Another method to treat this is, putting saline in the amniotic sack through the IV line (like how we give for IV infusion). There might be chances of complications like infections, or precipitating the labour. We can deliver the baby when it is mature enough to survive outside the womb.
What are Platelets and when do they decrease? - Dr. Satish Kumar
 
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Platelets are small cells in the body which help the blood to clot. There are three types of cells, red cells, white cells and platelets in the cells. These blood cells called platelets help the blood to clot. Whenever we have a small cut, it helps the blood to clot. The platelets are instrumental in forming the clot. Whenever the platelet count goes down, there is a risk of bleeding, but then again, people have a lot of myths about platelets though the normal platelet count is one lakh fifty thousand, to four lakh fifty thousand, unless and until the platelet count falls to less than 20000 or 10000. There will not be any risk of significant internal bleeding. The most common cause if low platelet count, nowadays we see is due to dengue fever. But apart from infections. The most common cause of low platelet count Is immune thrombocytopenia where our own immunity destroys our platelets. So we give medicines to suppress the immunity and to prevent the platelet destruction. That condition is called as ITP or immune thrombocytopenia. In ITP, the goal of treatment is to keep the platelet count at a safe level, which is anywhere more than 30000. The dictum of treatment in ITP is do not treat the platelet counts, treat the symptoms.
How long does it take to get pregnant with metformin? - Dr. Teena S Thomas
 
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Basically, Polycystic Ovary is an ovulation, and the hyperinsulinemia. So, basically, most of the cycles in a polycystic ovary, there is no formation of the egg, there is no ovulation happening. So, now here the patient has already taken 3 cycles of oral contraceptive pills, so hormones have already been taken. So, we hope that the patient is having a good cycle or hormonal levels, and post hormone she is on metformin. The germ of metformin is into increase the chances of ovulation, decrease hyperinsulinemia, decrease hyperandrogenism. Basically, it increases the level of ovulation for PCOD patients. So, now this patient who is on pills for 3 months have got a regular cycle, following which patient is on metformin, so the chances of pregnancy coming up quite early is definitely there, but, no fix dates can be told 1, 2, 3 months that metformin can cause. But, Metformin definitely increases chances of ovulation and pregnancy.
3rd Month - What are the symptoms during third month of pregnancy? - Dr. Shefali Tyagi
 
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There will be an increase in nausea and vomiting during week eight, nine or ten. Increase in tiredness is also seen. You will also see increased back ache during this time. The pregnancy or uterine hormones are meant to relax the uterus and in doing that, the joints are also relaxed. Breast tenderness, frequent urination, loss of appetite will continue. You have to eat every two to three hours. You will also feel feverish and there will be some tummy cramps.
Difference between Premenstrual and Early Pregnancy symptoms - Dr. Beena Jeysingh
 
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You have missed your periods and your anxious whether you're pregnant but suddenly start experiencing the symptoms that you have experience previously premenstrual phase. So it is pregnancy or just another delay period. Yes, you can have the confusion because there are few symptoms occur commonly both in the premenstrual phase as well as in the early weeks of pregnancy so what are the symptoms. The most common is heaviness of sourness of breast. In premenstrual phase it typically starts about a weak prior to on sit of the periods and once the periods starts it's disappear. But during pregnancy it can extent during the early weeks of pregnancy even after end of the first trimester. The other common symptom is craving for food or aversion for food. In the premenstrual phase most of the women, cray for sugary and salty food and as you know once the period starts it just vanishes but during the early weeks of pregnancy women to experience craving but initially to one particular type of food, more than craving its more of aversion to even the taste, smell and size of food. Crapping of the lower abdomen but in a premenstrual phase it normally starts about a day or two prior to the periods during the pregnancy it can be there in milder form on and off during the first two week of pregnancy. Very rarely have we heard patient complaining about itching breast but itching breast are not commonly associated the future of premenstrual syndrome during the early weeks of pregnancy it is more an indication of dry skin. So, you have missed your periods do not go with the symptoms but rather to confirm your pregnancy with a pregnancy test.
Recovery time of Ankle Fractures Vs Sprain - Dr. Hanume Gowda
 
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Ankle fractures and sprain are two different entities. Ankle injuries are one of the common injuries in orthopaedics because as you walk you may just twist your ankle that can lead to injury it can be a sprain or a fracture. A sprain is an injury to the ligament which is a connective tissue connecting two bones which forms a join. When this gets injured we call it a sprain. Bone which is connecting breaks we call it a fracture. There are two different entities which can happen for a single type of injury example when you're walking ankle might just twist and have a fall, this might either lead to a ligament injury or a bone injury which is a sprain or a fracture. Depending on your injury accordingly will be the recovering time. A sprain generally takes 3-5 weeks to heal at the end of 6 weeks you will be able to walk properly. Total recovery period meaning internal healing may take another 6 weeks so total for about to 2-3 months it will heal completely. If there is a fracture it will take longer time to heal because a bone to bone healing or union will take a longer time to recover. So the healing period is minimum 6-8 weeks and further recovery will be one and half to two months to get complete movement to do all your activities. A fracture may take 4 months to heal while sprain takes 2-3 months for complete recovery.
Precautions to take after a Total Knee Replacement Surgery - Dr. Hemant K. Kalyan
 
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Avoid jumping and running.You can walk ,do cycling .Can also play golf.Avoid sports like badminton and basket ball.Avoid deep squatting.If you are undergoing a dental procedure you should inform your dentist about knee replacement,Bacteria involved in this procedure can reach knee through blood and grow around knee. Dentist will give antibiotics to prevent this.If you are having MRI scan you should also inform about knee replacement ."
Causes of morning heel pain and its management - Dr. Hanume Gowda
 
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Heel pain is a very common problem mostly in females compared to me. It will be early morning pain, like you sleep in the night and wake up in the morning , you have a pain and you walk for few steps, 8 – 10 steps, then it gets better. The Same thing may happen when you sit for half an hour and get up. You may get, you may get pain. Again you take few steps, 8 – 10 steps, then your pain will go off. This condition is grouped into a condition called plantar fasciitis, also called as heel pain. Most of the times, there are no causes for this, it just happens like that. Over time, there is a heel pad fat, between the bone and the skin, which will get flattened or worn off. When it gets worn off, the bone will start taking more load. This is the commonest cause. The other one is, there is a tissue called fascia, which connects the heel one to the toes. The plantar fascia from the heel to the toe, it can get tightened, also giving rise to this pain. It happens due to multiple reasons, like rheumatoid arthritis, uric acid problems leading to gout and gout related or gout type of arthritis. Here are more types of arthritis which can lead to pain, but most times the reason is unknown.it can be an old injury like a stone or a thorn which has pricked you. The stone would have come out, but the fat part is injured, leading to long term pain. Sometimes the infection can also lead to pain. How to manage this? An easier way is by exercises, stretching of the plantar fascia, that is stretching of the foot. Secondly wearing soft footwear. Microcellular rubber, microcellular polymer slippers are available. There is silicone heel pad. For​ people wearing shoes can use the silicon cup inside the shoes and that will also help. Sometimes with all this pain doesn’t come down, give pain killers and do physical therapies in the form of ultrasonic massages. If this doesn’t work, give local injections with steroids. With one injection, more than 70 – 80 % will get relief. If it doesn’t help, then we have to operate and clear the heel. So the pressure on the heel and then the pain also comes down.
Management of Rh incompatibility between Mother & child  - Dr. Rashmi Chaudhary
 
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Rh incompatability is a state which arises when a pregnant woman is Rh negative and her unborn child is Rh positive. What problem arises in this we can understand in this way. In some cases there can be some feto-maternal haemorrhage or there can be mixing of maternal and foetal blood. Then some of the fetal RBC which is Rh positive will enter into the maternal circulation. Since the mother is Rh negative she doesn’t have that antigen and hence our immune system will trace that antigen which is a foreign body for her and will start producing antibodies for her. If the foeto-matrernal bleeding is small then there will be reaction of antigen-antibody and it will destroy then and there. But if feto-maternal haemorrhage is more than some of these antibodies will be entering into the fetal circulation and these antibodies can cause destruction of the fetal RBCs which can cause fetal anaemia, jaundice of varying severity, hepatospleenomegaly or the kernicterus which is a brain damage. In severe cases of RH immunisation in consecutive pregnancies we can see the disease status like erythroblastosis foetalis. Normally there are three stages in pregnancy where there can be some mixing of blood, like one at 12 weeks, 28 weeks, and maximum it happens around or at the time of delivery. So first born child is normally not affected because duration of exposure is very minimal. But if in consecutive pregnancy if the foetus is Rh positive then the chances of extent of damage is more. So to avoid this situation we have to immunise the woman with a passive immunity. There acn be other conditions also where there can be mixing of blood like in cases of spontaneous or induced abortion, if a woman gets bleeding in pregnancy or if theer is invasive procedures like chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis. So prevention is the main stay of management of the Rh incompatability. So once the woman is Rh negative, husband is Rh positive we just test them with indirect Coombs test which can assess the feto-maternal bleed and if it is found to be negative which we do at 12 weeks, 28 weeks, then we immunise the woman after 28 weeks with injection anti D or immunoglobulin 300 microgram. If there is a history of abortion or anything we can immunise them earlier also. If it is below 12n weeks we can immunise them with 150 micrograms. If it is after 12 weeks we can immunise them with 300 micrograms. Once again the baby is delivered we check for the baby’s blood group and we do. If the baby is fine Rh positive once again immunisation is given with anti D immunoglobulins. These are actually fighters. If further feto maternal haemorrhage happens it will fight against that. In severe cases when the Rh iso-immunisation has already happened we can assess the pregnancy with estimation of Rh antibody titre and these babies are at a risk so very careful monitoring is required for these babies and they are given intrauterine transfusion with blood or exchange transfusion is done and early delivery is indicated.
What are the acupressure points for glowing & youthful skin?-Dr. Gurudatta H K
 
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We all want a good healthy glowing skin. It is also important to understand that it is not very easy to get that skin. Most importantly our lifestyle, how we eat, how we sleep, how we manage our stress all these factors determine this. So first make sure that internal health of your body is optimum. Manage your stress well. Have healthy living habits in terms of sleep, food and exercise. Have sufficient intake of water on a day to day basis and avoid all kind of junk foods, excessive alcohol intake, smoking. The acupressure points for healthy and glowful skin are as follows. The first one is at the centre of your eyebrows above your nose and keep pressing it for about 30 seconds twice a day. The second one is just at the depression at the side of our eyebrows. It is called as the temples of our head. Just focus on that, medium pressure in the clockwise direction, you can just rotate it. These three points will help you to relax and reduce the stress. It is one of the important factor to maintain the healthy skin. The third point is basically when you close the index finger and the thumb and you get this prominence and the highest point in there. Fourth point is the end of the elbow crease. Just press it and rotate it in the clockwise direction for about 30 seconds. These two points come in the large intestine channel meant for detoxification. The fifth point is you measure four fingers from the inner bony prominence from the inner side of your legs and just locate this point behind your bone and press it for 30 seconds. The last point is between first and second toes measure about 2 and a half fingers from the web of the first couple of toes and then press it and rotate it in the clockwise direction. All these points will help us to detox, de-stress and lead to a healthy skin. At the same time we should understand that these points will help us to keep a balanced health within our systems.
What is a Thyroid Nodule and how is it evaluated? - Dr. Lakshmi Ponnathpur
 
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Whenever we notice is swelling in the midline of the next in the reason of the thyroid gland we have to suspect presence of thyroid nodule, thyroid nodules is nothing but is swelling in either one of the lobes or in the Isthmus of the thyroid gland. When a patient swallows the thyroid gland located in front of the wind pipe or the trachea moves with deglutition. So whenever the gland moves thyroid nodule also moves. On examination you can find either a single nodule which is called a solitary nodule, all that can be multiple nodules called multinodular goitre. Sometimes the entire thyroid gland can be hugely enlarged called collide goitre. Coming to evaluation whenever your thyroid gland is enlarged you have to do certain tests. One of the important test being thyroid function test T3, T4 and TSH estimation has to be done to detect the presence of either Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. The next test would be an ultrasound scan of the thyroid gland, the ultrasound scan detect whether it is a cold nodule, whether it is a hot hot nodule or whether it is a diffusely enlarged thyroid gland. The next test would be FNAC test fine needle aspiration cytology of the nodule is very important that helps in determining the psychological status of the nodule. It can be a benign nodule or repair it can be a malignant nodule. Especially ultrasound guided FNAC helps in arriving at fairly precise diagnosis, therefore any patient coming with thyroid swelling should undergo these tests.
Reasons of negative ovulation test from 10th to 16th day of periods - Dr. Punitha Rangaraj
 
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Normally in a normal cycle, which is a very regular cycle, which happens between 28 days to 30 days, the ovulation occurs between 11th day tot eh 21st day. In this case if you have done to ovulation test only till the 16th day, when there are possibilities that you would have ovulated after the 16th day. So I would advise to continue to do the ovulation test upto the 20th day. Sometimes the ovulation would have occurred when you would have done the ovulation test, but still the test could be negative. Why it happens is because the ovulation depends on the hormone called as luteinizing hormone or LH. There is a slight increase in the hormone just before the ovulation, precisely maybe 10 hours before ovulation and that is what is detected in the ovulation kit. So the ideal would be to do the ovulation test twice a day in an interval of 10 hours from the 10th day to the 20th day. Sometimes it is not possible to do this ovulation test for twice a day for 10 days or when the periods are very irregular, then these dates do not coincide. So few tips we can give you is when you are ovulating, the vaginal discharge becomes a little more excessive. Sometimes you can see some spotting called as ovulation spotting or there may be lower abdominal cramps. That time you can do the ovulation testing. If after doping all these tests, if the test is negative, maybe you are not ovulating. That time you have to consult your doctor as to why you are not ovulating and get a proper line of treatment.
Best foods to heal Duodenal Ulcer - Ms. Sushma Jaiswal
 
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Duodenal ulcer is a wound at the opening of the small intestine, which is caused due to some infections, some bacterial infections and some kind of medication like aspirin and ibuprofen. So when you have this ulcer, you have to limit your spice and oily foods you have to avoid. You have to take mild foods without spices and without much oil like chapattis with home prepared fresh curd, dals, some boiled vegetates with very little spices and khichdis, pongals and soups and warm water will also be helpful, some juices, all the bled foods which are available. You have to restrict any caffeine, tea coffee etc and pepper, chillies which cause the stomach to irritate and also alcohol. Alcohol does not allow the proper healing of the intestine. So you have to avoid alcohol. So take warm water during the whole day in sips and I also give some nutritional therapeutic treatment. I give some kind of supplements which help in duodenal ulcer in fats healing. Something like Vitamin B complex, and combined with Omega 3 essential fatty acids and some others depending on the need of the person. Eating smaller meals at shorter intervals also would help you by not stretching your stomach too much and also keeping a food diary. Also you can see which foods irritate you. So these tips will help you. So stay healthy.
Dos & Don'ts for a person with cervical spondylosis - Dr. Kodlady Surendra Shetty
 
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Cervical spondylosis patients should do proper exercises in the morning ,afternoon and evening ,3 times a day.at nights should never use a pillow. Should not stress neck also.
Can individuals with high levels of uric acid take omega 3 supplements? - Ms. Sushma Jaiswal
 
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I would say yes as Omega 3 is essential fatty acid. Essential means our body cannot produce and it has to be taken in the form of food and nutrient only Omega 3 is anti-inflammatory. Also to take Vitamin C in more amounts like fruits, raw vegetables and as much as possible, Vitamin C supplements as Vitamin C is required to throw the uric acid from the system. Omega 3 and Vitamin C are antioxidants that are the protective nutrients. They can be taken without fear as our body needs nutrients to safeguard our body. So you can take Omega 3 even if you have uric acid also. So stay healthy.
When should one repeat 4th generation HIV test post exposure? - Dr. Ramakrishna Prasad
 
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Typically whenever an exposure happens one of the first things to do is to get yourself tested for HIV immediately. At this time either a fourth generation antigen-antibody test may be chosen. This test constitutes what is known as the base line test. In case you have been exposed to HIV in the past many times this test will tell you whether you have been exposed or not. If it is negative and the next HIV test if it is an antigen antibody test should be done typically 4 to 6 weeks later. Special feature of the fourth generation test is by the end of about 3 weeks post exposure if HIV infection has happened it can determine that. But after a 6 week period almost always this test is bale to discriminate and tell you whether infection occurred or did not occur. So after the base line test repeat test should be done 4 to 6 weeks later.
Warning signs of Trigeminal Neuralgia - Dr. Srivats Bharadwaj
 
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The oral mucosal changes for smokers is very very common. So the tissues have changes. There are bands, there are discolorations from the pink tissues changing darker, greyish, blackish. It is very important that one must visit the dentist, get the lip, the teeth checked for any signs of cancer and the most important advice is to stop smoking, it is not going to do any good to the person who is smoking or the people who are affected by passive smoking. Both are equally dangerous. It is imperative that you get an oral cancer screening done, take charge of your health. So prevention is always better than cure. Stop smoking and if you have been smoking, then visit your dentist and get yourself evaluated by an oral cancer screening device. There are digital devices available today. So there is no need of a biopsy or a surgery that needs to be done for screening purposes. So you can easily use all these technologies, screen your mouth, catch any changes in your mouth very early and treat them noninvasively.
One way to prevent Preterm Delivery - Dr. Hema Divakar
 
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Cervical Cerclage, is one way to prevent a pre-term delivery. This only means, the cervix, the neck or mouth of the uterus, is undergoing a procedure called Cerclage. Cerclage is nothing but a stitch. A purse string suture like the village women carry, or like a gunny bag tied at the neck with a thread, such that whatever is in the bag doesn't come out. Same principles are applied as there are some women who have a condition called Cervical Insufficiency or Cervical Incompetency, because cervix is not strong enough. The moment woman crosses the 3rd month, usually 1 in about 5000, have a weak cervix, in the 5th or 6th month usually the body lets the pregnancy out in an untimely manner. Once you've documented this, the next pregnancy, may be in 4th month, a suture or tightening of the uterus can be done, such that it doesn't allow baby to come out in untimely fashion. It will be cut in the 9th month as you go through the labour pain