Tuesday, 30 June 2015

National Doctor’s Day 2015 - 1st July

Medical Profession is considered as one of the noblest professions worldwide. Though effective healthcare delivery depends on collective efforts of all health professionals such as nurses and technicians, doctor is the leader of the health team. In the Indian context in spite of good health infrastructure, there is acute shortage of doctors especially in the rural areas. The effective utilization of doctors is the need of our country. Inappreciation of contribution of doctors to the nation many countries observe National Doctors Day every year. In India, it is celebrated on 1st July.
History of Doctor’s Day in India:
India has produced a number of eminent doctors. One such person is Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy (B.C Roy) a well-known Physician and second Chief Minister of West Bengal. The National Doctor’s Day is celebrated in the memory of Dr.B. C Roy whose birth day and death anniversary falls on 1st July. The event was started in the year 1991 to pay tribute to him. He started many institutions, hospitals and contributed a lot to the development of the Indian society.
Objectives of this day:
To showcase the role and importance of doctors in our lives
To thank the doctors for their self less service and their contribution to the individuals and the community
source : NHP india ( national health portal )

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Nutritional & wellness Tips in Monsoon:

The humid and grimy conditions in monsoon plays a host for many disease causing germs, which cause some serious health issues like dengue, malaria, conjunctivitis, typhoid, viral fever, pneumonia, gastro intestinal disturbances, diarrhea and dysentery. If your immune system is weak you are supposed to catch these diseases instantly. Adopt few health & wellness tips to maintain seasonal good health.
1. Eat fruits as they help you restore energy. Apples, mangoes, pomegranates, and pears are best suggestible. Avoid watermelon and muskmelons and also goosing on too many mangoes may cause pimples.
2. Have medium to low salt food and avoid heavy salty food as they are responsible for high blood pressure and water retention.
3. Eating watery foods like lassi, watermelon, rice, muskmelon creates swelling in the body. So, better opt for foods which are drying in nature like corn, gram flour, chick pea etc.
4.Foods such as brown rice, oats, and barley are the best foods one could have in this monsoon.
5.Body’s immunity can be increased by adding a dash of garlic to the soups, sir fries and curries you intake.
6.Opt for yogurt, curd and almonds in your diet instead of milk. Drink only boiled and purified water to protect yourself from harmful germs and drinking plenty of water keeps your body hydrated.
7.Consuming bitter vegetables like bitter gourd, and bitter herbs like neem, turmeric powder and methi seeds help in preventing infections.
8.Consume drying oils like corn oil or light oil and avoid heavy oils like sesame oil, peanut oil and mustard oil as they fall in first place to invite infections.
9.People who face skin allergies during rainy seasons must avoid spicy foods. Spicy foods raise body temperature and stimulate blood circulation and it leads to allergies and skin irritation.
10.Avoid naturally sour foods like tamarind, tomatoes and lime in your diet as it promotes water retention.
11.Avoid too much of fish and meat this season and heavy curries and non- vegetarians should go for light meat preparations like stew and soups.
12.Astringent, mildly bitter and pungent foods must be best served this season.
13.Drink lots of herbal teas, especially those with antibacterial properties. These include ginger, pepper, honey, mint and basil leaves. Excessive intake of coffee and tea dehydrates body fluids so
they must be better avoided.
14.Avoid eating fried items, pre- cut fruits and juices from road side vendors and stick to high quality and hygiene.
15.People who suffer with arthritis should drink warm water with tulsi and dalchini (cardamom) on an empty stomach in the morning. Doing this improves bowel syndromes and also decreases pains in joints.
16.Always wash vegetables well and keep them clean especially if they are taken raw.
17. Dry yourself asap if you get wet in rain and always take home bath after a rain bath .

*net source 

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Peptic ulcer ………

A peptic ulcer is a sore in the inner lining of the stomach or upper small intestine
Ulcers form when the intestine or stomach's protective layer is broken down. When this happens, digestive juices—which contain hydrochloric acid and an enzyme called pepsin—can damage the intestine or stomach tissue.
Peptic ulcer is very painful , may force a patient to call even in very odd hours to doctor , and a doctor does not  feel pain only , but can feel the fear of the persistence of that pain . 

This pain is often described as burning or gnawing and may extend to your back. If you have a stomach ulcer, the pain usually comes on about 15 to 20 minutes after eating. If you have a duodenal ulcer, the pain will usually come on one to three hours after a meal. The pain may also wake you at night.Different people have different symptoms, and some people have no symptoms at all.

Common Symptoms

  • A burning, aching, or gnawing pain between the belly button (navel) and the breastbone. Some people also have back pain. The pain can last from a few minutes to a few hours and may come and go for weeks.
  • Pain that usually goes away for a while after you take an antacid or acid reducer.
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss.
  • Bloating or nausea after eating.
  • Vomiting.
  • Vomiting blood or material that looks like coffee grounds.
  • Passing black stools that look like tar, or stools that contain dark red blood. 
The two most common causes of peptic ulcers are:

  • Infection with Helicobacter pylori Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria.
  • Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as  aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen.

Certain lifestyle changes can lessen your risk of developing peptic ulcers. These include:
  • Quitting smoking and other tobacco use
  • Eating a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
  • Not drinking more than two alcoholic beverages a day
  • Not mixing alcohol with medication
  • Washing your hands frequently to avoid infections
  • Limiting your use of ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen sodium

Nutrition and Dietary Supplements
Following these nutritional tips may help reduce symptoms:
  • Foods containing flavonoids, like apples, celery, cranberries (including cranberry juice), onions, garlic, and tea may inhibit the growth of H. pylori.
  • Eat antioxidant rich foods, including fruits (such as blueberries, cherries, and tomatoes), and vegetables .
  • Eat foods high in B vitamins and calcium, such as almonds, beans, whole grains (if no allergy), dark leafy greens (such as spinach and kale), and sea vegetables.
  • Avoid refined foods, such as white breads, pastas, and sugar.
  • Eat fewer red meats and more lean meats, cold water fish, tofu (soy, if no allergy) or beans for protein.
  • Use healthy oils, such as olive oil or vegetable oil.
  • Reduce or eliminate trans-fatty acids, found in commercially baked goods such as cookies, crackers, cakes, French fries, onion rings, donuts, processed foods, and margarine.
  • Avoid beverages that may irritate the stomach lining or increase acid production including coffee (with or without caffeine), alcohol, and carbonated beverages.
  • Drink 6 - 8 glasses of filtered water daily.
  • Exercise at least 30 minutes daily, 5 days a week.
These supplements may also help:

  • Probiotic supplement ,  Probiotics or “friendly” bacteria may help maintain a balance in the digestive system between good and harmful bacteria such as H. pylori. Probiotics may help suppress H. pylori infection and may also help reduce side effects from taking antibiotics, the treatment for an H. pylori infection. Some probiotic supplements may need to be refrigerated for best results.
  • Vitamin C, 500 - 1,000 mg 1 - 3 times daily -- One study found that taking vitamin C along with triple therapy allowed the dose of one antibiotic to be lower. Vitamin C may also be helpful in treating bleeding stomach ulcers.