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HEALTH MAG AYURPHARMA

A Complete Family Magazine on Ayurveda, Health & Pharma

Volume-4 Issue-4

April 2013

CHIEF EDITOR D A Kalpaja

EDITOR Shri Krishna M

PUBLISHED BY MEDIA ICON

Editor Speak

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‹‹ DO’S AND DON’TS

FOR BETTER LIVING

Medical Advisors

Dr. Chalapathy Dr Somashekar Dr Dinesh Babu Dr M.G. Jvali Dr Muralidhar Dr Prabhakar G. Dr G. Mohan Dr Vittal Nayak Dr Sampath kumar Dr Geethanarayan Dr Dugraprasad Reddy Dr Sham Bhat Dr Seetharam prasad Dr Padmini prasad Dr venkatramana Hegde Dr K. Bhujanga Shetty Dr Keerthy patel Dr B. Ramesh Dr S.S. Hiremath Dr. Vasundhara Bhupathy

To avoid disease, one should lead a regular life style and eat simple balanced diet. One should practice the following:

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One should always get up in the morning before sunrise. The room should be dark, while you are sleeping. If light is coming in the room you tend to close your eyes tightly. This has an adverse effect on the brain. It brings heaviness to the head which remains throughout the day and one feels irritated. Let us remember the proverb : “Early to bed and early to rise makes a person healthy, wealthy and wise.”

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One should not wake up with unpleasant thoughts, otherwise the whole day becomes

Consulting Editors Keshav V. Ramu D V Kumar

Chief Reporter

Ramesh Yalagachina

This publication is a reference volume only. Do consult your doctors. While the editors do their utmost verify informations published, they do not accept responsibility for its absolute accuracy. Articles, Advertisements published in the book does not imply endorsement by the publisher.

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gloomy. It is therefore good to wake up taking God’s name and with pleasant thoughts.

EPILEPSY AWARENESS

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Health tips

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One should not get out of bed immediately as soon as he wakes up. Instead, one should sit for 10 to 15 seconds and then should get out of bed. Otherwise the balance of the body is disturbed.

Cervical Cancer

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CORNEAL ULCER

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Dressing in Summer Heat

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As one gets up from sleep during winter, whether it is morning, afternoon or any other time, the feet should not have direct contact with the floor. Either one should wear slippers, or wait for five minutes and then put the feet on the floor. Otherwise one may catch cold which can lead to sinus problems.

A medicinal plant in your own yard

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ASIA’s First ‘Dry Eye’ Lab

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Age Old Ayurvedic Herbal Facials

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Nutrition during Pregnancy

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Importance of Eyes LIFESTYLE

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Psoriasis

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In the morning, a minimum difference of 45 minutes should be kept between taking cold water bath and breakfast. After a person takes cold water bath, the blood circulation slows down and body relaxes. The glands and muscles also function at a slower rate. It takes about 45 minutes for the glands, muscles and other parts of the body to warm up to their original functioning. Therefore, the lime after bath may be devoted to prayers / meditation. If this time difference is not kept, it will lead to gastric problems. Bear in mind that bath should be taken first and breakfast thereafter.

Tips to restore FERTILITY

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Vegetarianism

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INSPIRE YOURSELF

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Male sexual problems

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Know bipolar mood disorder

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Family tips by Partha Bagchi

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MANGO

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Recipes for summer

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Health focus

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At night, there should be a minimum gap of atleast 2 hours between dinner and going to bed. Any physical activity done during this time will lead to indigestion and related stomach disorders.

Health News

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If the way one lies down or gets up from the bed is not correct, then it may lead to a number of diseases. One must always turn sideways, either to the left or right, fold both the legs at the knees, and should lie down or get up, with the support of the upper arm. When one lies down or gels up straight without taking a side turn, gastric glands will be pulled upwards and this may lead to asthma, diabetes, heart attack, back pain etc.

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General health

Hand washing: An easy way to prevent infections Hand washing is a simple habit that can help keep you healthy. Learn the benefits of good hand hygiene, when to wash your hands and how to clean them properly.

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and washing is a simple habit, something most people do without thinking. Yet hand washing, when done properly, is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick. This simple habit requires only soap and warm water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer — a cleanser that doesn’t require water. Do you know the benefits of good hand hygiene and when and how to wash your hands properly? ¾¾ The dangers of not washing your hands Despite the proven health benefits of hand washing, many people don’t practice this habit as often as they should — even after using the toilet. Throughout the day you accumulate germs on your hands from a variety of sources, such as direct contact with people, contaminated surfaces, foods, even animals and animal waste. If you don’t wash your hands frequently enough, you can infect yourself with these germs by touching your eyes, nose or mouth. And you can spread these germs to others by touching them or by touching surfaces that they also touch, such as doorknobs. Infectious diseases that are commonly spread through hand-to-hand contact include the common cold, flu and several gastrointestinal disorders, such as infectious diarrhea. While most people will get over a cold, the flu can be much more serious. Some people with the flu, particularly older adults and people with chronic medical problems, can develop pneumonia. The combination of the flu and pneumonia, in fact, is the eighth-leading cause of death among Americans. Inadequate hand hygiene also contributes to

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‹‹ Dr. Chalapathy Professor of General Surgery Vydehi Hospital Whitefield, Bangalore – 66 Ph: 080-28413381/2/3/4 food-related illnesses, such as salmonella and E. coli infection. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as 76 million Americans get a food-borne illness each year. Of these, about 5,000 die as a result of their illness. Others experience the annoying signs and symptoms of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. ¾¾ Proper hand-washing techniques Good hand-washing techniques include washing your hands with soap and water or using an alcoholbased hand sanitizer. Antimicrobial wipes or towelettes are just as effective as soap and water in cleaning your hands but aren’t as good as alcohol-based sanitizers. Antibacterial soaps have become increasingly popular in recent years. However, these soaps are no more effective at killing germs than is regular soap. Using antibacterial soaps may lead to the development of bacteria that are resistant to the products’ antimicrobial agents — making it even harder to kill these germs in the future. In general, regular soap is fine. The combination of scrubbing your hands with soap — antibacterial or not — and rinsing them with water loosens and removes bacteria from your hands. ¾¾ Proper hand washing with soap and water Follow these instructions for washing with soap and water: ªª Wet your hands with warm, running water and apply liquid soap or use clean bar soap. Lather well. ªª Rub your hands vigorously together for at least 15 to 20 seconds. ªª Scrub all surfaces, including the backs of your hands, wrists, between your fingers and under your fingernails. ªª Rinse well. ªª Dry your hands with a clean or disposable towel.

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Use a towel to turn off the faucet. Proper use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer Alcohol-based hand sanitizers — which don’t require water — are an excellent alternative to hand washing, particularly when soap and water aren’t available. They’re actually more effective than soap and water in killing bacteria and viruses that cause disease. Commercially prepared hand sanitizers contain ingredients that help prevent skin dryness. Using these products can result in less skin dryness and irritation than hand washing. Not all hand sanitizers are created equal, though. Some “waterless” hand sanitizers don’t contain alcohol. Use only the alcohol-based products. The CDC recommends choosing products that contain at least 60 percent alcohol. ¾¾ To use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer: ªª Apply about 1/2 teaspoon of the product to the palm of your hand. ªª Rub your hands together, covering all surfaces of your hands, until they’re dry. If your hands are visibly dirty, however, wash with soap and water, if available, rather than a sanitizer. ¾¾ When should you wash your hands? Although it’s impossible to keep your bare hands germ-free, there are times when it’s critical to wash your hands to limit the transfer of bacteria, viruses and other microbes. ¾¾ Always wash your hands: ªª After using the toilet ªª After changing a diaper — wash the diaperwearer’s hands, too ªª After touching animals or animal waste ªª Before and after preparing food, especially before and immediately after handling raw meat, poultry or fish ªª Before eating ªª After blowing your nose ªª After coughing or sneezing into your hands ªª Before and after treating wounds or cuts ªª Before and after touching a sick or injured person ªª After handling garbage ªª Before inserting or removing contact lenses

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When using public restrooms, such as those in airports, train stations, bus stations and restaurants ¾¾ Kids need clean hands, too You can help your children avoid getting sick by insisting that they wash their hands properly and frequently. To get kids into the habit, teach by example. Wash your hands with your children and supervise their hand washing. Place hand-washing reminders at children’s eye level, such as a chart by the bathroom sink for children to mark every time they wash their hands. Make sure the sink is low enough for children to use, or that it has a stool underneath so that children can reach it. Tell your children to wash their hands for as long as it takes them to sing their ABCs, “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” or the “Happy Birthday” song. This works especially well with younger children, who may rush when washing their hands. Older children and adolescents also can use alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Younger children can use them, too — with an adult’s help. Just make sure the sanitizer has completely dried before your child touches anything. This will avoid ingestion of alcohol from hand-to-mouth contact. Store the container safely away after use. Hand washing is especially important for children who attend child care. Children younger than 3 years in child care are at greater risk of respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases, which can easily spread to family members and others in the community. To protect your child’s health, be sure your child care provider promotes sound hygiene, including frequent hand washing or use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Ask whether the children are required to wash their hands several times a day — not just before meals. Note, too, whether diapering areas are cleaned after each use and whether eating and diapering areas are well separated. ¾¾ A simple way to stay healthy Hand washing doesn’t take much time or effort, but it offers great rewards in terms of preventing illness. Adopting this simple habit can play a major role in protecting your health. www.bangalorehealthtv.com

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Health focus

EPILEPSY AWARENESS Every year 26 th March is observed as PURPLE DAY or WORLD EPILEPSY AWARENESS DAY to create awareness among the public about epilepsy.

Left to right: Dr.(Mrs.) S. Kantha- Advisor, Ms. Vydehi, Mrs. Kalpaja. D.A- Director, Dr.Gurumurthy- Principal,Dr.NatarajHOD- Neurology, Dr.Sathish Babu-HOD-Neurosurgery at Vydehi Institute if Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore on 26th March 2013

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pilepsy is called by different terms like FITS, Convulsions, and Seizure etc. It is colloquially called as Apasmara or Moorche Roga.Every year on 26th March people from all over the world wear Purple color to show solidarity with Epilepsy affected patients and their families. A 14 year old girl Cassidy Megan who was herself an epileptic patient in Canada initiated this expression. From then on schools, colleges, hospitals and organizations all over the world have continued this unique awareness programme. ªª Epilepsy is common brain disorder and not a mental illness. In most cases it is a chronic disorder. ªª 1 in 1000 people are affected by epilepsy worldwide ªª According to WHO 50 Million people suffer from this globally. ªª It is estimated that there are 10 million epilepsy patients in India ªª 80% of the epilepsy patients in the world reside in developing countries and more than 50% of these patients have no appropriate access to treatment. ªª 70 % of all the epilepsies respond to drugs ªª In 70% of the epileptics no definite cause can be demonstrated. ªª In different cities of India the prevalence varies from 4 to 9 per 1000 population, though the prevalence rates in rural areas is higher. ªª In Bangalore the prevalence is 9 per 1000 population. Seizure is due to sudden onset of excessive electrical activity in the brain. It usually lasts for 1-3 mins. After a seizure nearly 40 to 50 % will not have any recurrence. Tendency for recurrent seizures with a secondary cause is called Epilepsy. There can be alteration in sensation, behavior, and weakness of limbs or altered level of consciousness during this time.

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‹‹ DR H V SATISH BABU PROF AND HEAD, NEUROSURGERY Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center White field, Bangalore 66 Ph: 080 28413381/2/3/4 M: - 9845574678 satishbrain@gmail.com

Epilepsy can be seen at all ages and both sexes. Commonly seen in childhood and old age. The epilepsy can be of various types ranging from simple blinking of eyes to total loss of consciousness. ¾¾ Common trigger factors for epileptic seizures are 1. Lack of adequate sleep 2. Emotional stress 3. Watching visual flickers 4. Irregular medication Most epileptic patients can lead a normal life, marry, have children, achieve academic and professional experience, play sports, etc like anyone else with proper medication and advice. Epilepsy is a clinical diagnosis, meaning, it mainly depends on the description of the events given by the bystanders and the patient and the assessment done by the Clinician. The most important investigations done are EEG/CT SCAN/MRI SCAN of Brain along with a few blood investigations. It is extremely important to note that all the tests can be normal despite the presence of epilepsy and it is dangerous to avoid medications if all the tests are normal. Majority of the patients require long term medication. Most respond to drug therapy and in most cases the drugs need to be taken for 2-3 years. In about 25-30%, drugs will not be beneficial and epilepsy surgery is the next option. ¾¾ Do’s and Don’ts during an Epileptic Attack 1. Do not try to stop the attack by restraining the patient 2. Roll the patient to a side to prevent tongue fall and choking 3. Protect the patient from getting injured 4. Don’t put any objects into the mouth 5. Allow for fresh air around the patient and avoid crowding

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Loosen the clothes Get a physician at the earliest Advice to patients and care givers: 1. Get examined by qualified doctors. 2. Do all required investigations. 3. Take medications regularly. 4. Maintain disciplined sleeping and eating habits. 5. Never stop drugs abruptly. 6. Always keep medications in excess. 7. Do not be too protective of the patient, give them their space. 8. Discourage driving/swimming alone or handling machines while on drugs. Even now the public consider, epilepsy as a curse, possession by evil spirits, insanity and bad omen. In many parts it is projected to be a contagious disease. Unfortunately, epilepsy patients face social discrimination, emotional distress and discrimination at work place, schools, organization and social functions. The Epilepsy Awareness Programme through the PURPLE DAY aims to deny the myths and fight for acceptance of Epilepsy patients as part of the mainstream society. On this occasion the need of the hour is for all to understand the needs of the epilepsy patients and help them to lead a normal social life like all others. Hope all the state governments in the country recognize this health issue and chalk a National Epilepsy Control Programme to effectively, diagnose, investigate and medicate these patients and open centers all over the country to maintain a National Registry. The hospital organized a function to create awareness among our students, staff and the visiting patients and their attenders. Free medicines were distributed to the patients who participated in the event. The Neuro Sciences Department of Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences in Whitefield had organized a large EPILEPSY AWARENESS PROGRAMME by wearing PURPLE on march 26. On this occasion, the DIRECTOR of the Hospital Mrs. Kalpaja D released purple Balloons and a painting competition for SPECIAL CHILDREN was held with epilepsy as the theme.

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Diabetes

do’s and don’ts Diabetes is a state of body wherein insulin is not produced enough or produced insulin is not used effectively which leads to increased concentration of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Diabetes is primarily caused by over eating, unhealthy life style, stress, bad food habits and obesity. WHO says 90-95% of diabetics are suffering with “Type 2” diabetes, which can be controlled by modifying the lifestyle and food habits. Ayurveda also says that out of 20 types of diabetes only one is difficult to control but all the other 19 types are completely curable or controllable. ¾¾ Do’s and Don’ts ÂÂ No sweets, oily & fried food, fasting, skipping meals, ÂÂ Do take 4 mini meals, 7 hour sleep, one hour briskwalk, pranayama

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Exercise Key to Keep Exercising ¾¾ Benefits of Exercise ªª More energy ªª increased energy (calorie) expenditure ªª Healthier muscles bones & joints ªª Lower blood sugar and improved insulin sensitivity ªª Reduced risk of dying prematurely from all causes ªª Reduced anxiety, tension and depression ªª Reduced risk of falls and fractures ªª Reduced spending for health care ªª Increased endurance, strength and flexibility ªª Improved mood, greater self esteem and sense of wellbeing ªª Reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, high BP and certain cancer

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Tips for Safe Exercise Avoid injecting insulin into exercising limbs When exercising in evening, increase carbohydrate intake to minimize hypoglycaemia at night Always carry food/drinks in case you experience hypoglycaemia during exercise Avoid exercising alone and always carry an identification tag Wear suitable and well-fitting shoes and socks for exercise If you have any diabetic complications, consult your doctor before exercise and seek the advice of an exercise specialist before starting Check your blood sugar level BEFORE and AFTER exercising www.bangalorehealthtv.com

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Cervical Cancer

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Every day, 200 women in India die due to cervical cancer Cervical Cancer is the No.1 cause of Cancer-related death amongst women in India and is even more common than Breast Cancer! In fact, every year, more than 72,000 women in India die due to Cervical Cancer. Sadly - 1 out of 4 women in the world dying of Cervical Cancer is an Indian.

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What is Cervical Cancer? Cervical Cancer is a cancer of the Cervix. The Cervix is located at the entrance of the uterus and prevents infections from reaching the uterus. ¾¾ How does one get Cervical Cancer? This cancer is not hereditary. Cervical Cancer is caused by infection with a virus- the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) -which infects the Cervix. The virus is common and is transmitted through contact of the genital area. Not all HPV infections cause cancer, and although most of them clear naturally, some can lead to cancer. ¾¾ Who is likely to get Cervical Cancer? Younger women are at the highest risk of acquiring an HPV infection that might lead to Cervical Cancer in the future. However, every woman is at risk of Cervical Cancer, regardless of her age. That is why, it is best to protect girls as early as possible. ¾¾ How is Cervical Cancer detected? Cervical Cancer generally shows no symptoms until it has reached an advanced stage. Screening tests (e.g. Pap smear) can detect early signs of the infection that causes Cervical Cancer. However, screening cannot prevent the HPV infection from happening in the first place. ‹‹ Act today

Ask your doctor for protection against cervical cancer.

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Protection is now possible against Cervical Cancer. Vaccination along with screening offers the best possible protection against Cervical Cancer ªª Who should get vaccinated? Vaccination is best given as early as possible in adolescent girls as this is when the best immune response to vaccination is achieved However, since all women remain at risk of Cervical Cancer, ask your doctor if Vaccination is suitable for you too. ªª How is vaccination given? Vaccination is given as 3 injections over a 6 month period.

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Eye care

CORNEAL ULCER

‹‹ Dr. Seema he cornea-clear, front part of the eye, through which light passes,is subjected to many infections and to injury from exposure and foreign objects. Infections and injury can cause inflammation of the cornea –KERATITIS. Tissue loss because of inflammation produces-ULCER. Ulcer can be centrally located, greatly affecting the vision or it can also be located in the periphery. Description:-The most common cause of corneal ulcer is-micro- organisms; but mostly they cannot invade the healthy cornea with adequate tears and functioning eyelids. They gain access because of injury, which impairs the above defence mechanisms. A corneal injury from a foreign body, inoculates micro-organisms directly through the outer layer, as with the skin. Chemicals can inflame the cornea and hence it is easy for micro-organisms’ invasion ¾¾ Predisposing Factorsªª Use of Contact Lens ªª Eyelid or Tear Function Impairment. Tears and Eyelids wash the eye together and prevent settling of organisms. Tears contain enzymes and other substances that protect against infection. Certain diseases impair tear production, leading to a dry and defenceless eye. Further a few diseases weaken the eyelids,decreasing their efficiency in protection and closure of the eyes. ¾¾ Causes:ªª Viruses ªª Bacteria ªª Fungi ªª Protozoans [Acanthamoeba ¾¾ Symptoms:ªª Severe Pain-due to intensely sensitive cornea ªª Impaired Vision-centrally placed ulcers ªª Increased Tears with Red eye ªª Photophobia ¾¾ Diagnosis:ªª Detailed History ªª SLB-Sit Lamp Biomicroscopy- SLB-a microscope

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with light source,which magnifies the cornea allowing the whole extent of the ulcer to be visualized ªª Flouresein-an Orange Dye for corneal staining. ªª Cuture and Sensitivity-scraping from the edge of the ulcer helps in identifying the responsible organism ¾¾ Treatment :Aggressive Treatment is required, or else it may result in loss of vision. 1. Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics-even before the lab results arrive. 2. Specific Medications to Target the causative organism 3. Combinations of Medications to be used 4. Regular Follow-Up to monitor healing of the ulcer 5. Corneal Transplantation-if a scar remains following healing. 6. Hospitalization-mandatory for management of large ulcers. 7. Keratoplasty/Corneal Grafting-Is a treatment modality. ¾¾ Prognosis:Treated early, infectious ulcers respond and heal. if not it may lead to corneal scarring and/or perforation ¾¾ Prevention :ªª Attentive care of contact lenses-reduce the incidence: Micro-organisms from the mouth and hands can damage the eye. Hence a thorough hand wash is necessary before handling the lens. Contact lens must be removed immediately when there is irritation and red eye. Avoidance of bathing and swimming while wearing the lens ic advised. ªª Eye Protection in work places. Use of UV coated glasses, goggles and prompt attention to red eye ªª People with inadequate tears-use of artificial eye drops will prevent drying and damage to the cornea ªª Self Medication is DANGEROUS ªª Ophthalmic Consultation-a MUST www.bangalorehealthtv.com

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hose who enjoy pleasant summers do not have much to worry about as far as selecting clothing for the workplace. However, those who face what we call a “long hot summer” face some clothing dilemmas. The dilemma comes in deciding what to wear to work. In some cases you can carry a sweater or jacket for when you get to the cooled indoors. Some people enjoy the coolness that air conditioning brings, but for others it is a problem. Layering your clothes as you go from hot to cold places helps, too. Women can look for outfits that include sweater sets, jackets over dresses, etc. Women may choose to wear sundresses without hose and sandals. Other clothing choices include tank tops, very short skirts, slides, mules, opened-toed shoes, and even flip flops. This sure helps them to stay cool when they are outdoors. However, it presents problems in the work environment as this does not constitute proper work attire. There may be some offices that allow a dress down look especially in locations where summers are hot. So what is appropriate? Short or three-quarter length sleeves on a blouse, loose-fitting long-flowing skirts, summer weight hose, or thigh high hose, and basic pumps are more appropriate. Lighter weight fabrics help, too. Choose natural fibers like cotton, rayon, linen or silk. With the advances in technology, many synthetics mimic linen and cotton so you don’t have to deal with wrinkling that often occurs in natural fibers. Many new fabrics also resist staining. This is a significant breakthrough especially since light summertime colors make stains more visible. This will also help cut down on cleaning. Men also like to wear clothing that makes them cooler. A business suit can be very warm on the

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body. What can be done to feel cool in the heat? Choose tropical weight fabrics such as four, five or six ounces of wool. Often lighter colors make you feel cooler, too. In the hot humid summers of the southern states you often see men in light blue seersucker suits, tan poplin suits, and off-white linen suits. Men should wear socks. You may think it is cooler to go without socks, but it looks unprofessional. Cotton socks also feel cooler than nylon or other synthetics. Loose woven shirt fabrics keep the air flowing about the body for a cooling effect. If your shirt was constructed to be worn inside your pants, then by all means tuck it in your pants and wear a belt if you have belt loops. It is still important to wear a long sleeve shirt to maintain a professional look when you wear a tie. If you start to feel warm it is best to roll-up your sleeves. This will make you look like a hard worker. If you are able to wear a short sleeve shirt to the office, please do not wear a tie with it. You will see stores selling this look but opt for wearing only a long sleeve shirt with a tie and hold onto your credibility. There is something about too much skin showing that takes away from a professional look. ¾¾ Women’s Fashion Trends for summer Celebrities know

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that vintage is where it’s at and that’s why you see them wearing an array of garments that appear to be one-of-a-kind. Peasant blouses, classic dresses, trousers, and handbags are a steal at secondhand shops. Besides that, you’ll see many new trends that are turning heads yet have affordable price tags. ¾¾ Seasonal Colors ÂÂ Colors making a splash this spring are orange, aqua, and sunny yellow. Purple beats out red as the top, hot color that will surely get you noticed. ÂÂ The palette for formalwear offers up powdery pastels and classy, ever-so-trendy silver, gold, and white so you can dress up in style. Teens love these colors for prom! ÂÂ Silver and gray replace black for warm weather neutrals. Whether matte or metallic, these two colors add dimension to otherwise solid styles. ÂÂ If you’re partial to black, forgo the monochrome look and pair it up with white for a current color combo. ÂÂ Classic tan and military green go great together, not only for solid pieces but for the very trendy camouflage styles as well. Whatever your choice, these colors need simple accessories such as a belt or gold chain. Styles and Patterns ÂÂ Fashion trends for woman this summer will showcase frilly and feminine styles with sheer fabrics and lace accents. In addition to playing peek-a-boo, we’re seeing exposed midriffs as shirts go shorter. Proceed with caution. ÂÂ Sleeves take a backseat to this year’s sleeveless, off-the-shoulder, and cutout designs -- making shoulders a perfect place for a light dusting of bronzing powder. ÂÂ Shirt dresses are flirty and give you lots of movement on a spring day or hot summer night. Floral and playful prints add a variety of color and can help you look just a bit younger. ÂÂ Fashionable, military inspired clothing shows your support and is an instant hit for casual wear. Take your pick from light, cotton cargos, camouflage, walking shorts, and belted jackets. ÂÂ Every woman should have at least one classic, white, button down shirt. Vintage or not, these shirts will go with just

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Thyme leaved gratiola

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Bramhi, Bharati, Bramha kanya,

Kannada

Divya. Jalabramhi

Telugu

Bramhi, chamni

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Brahmi

Malayalam

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Thyme leaved gratiola or Brahmi is found in humid and warmer parts of the world. It is a common creeper growing annually in damp or marshy areas. The entire plant is used in indigenous system of medicine as a nerve tonic and against epilepsy and insanity. It is also used as diuretic and for treating rheumatism, asthma and hoarseness. Besides this, brahrni also has good potency in controlling cough, fever, diabetes. Because of its inherent potential of enhancing memory and vitality, this miracle plant is gaining importance for commercial cultivation globally. This plant is considered among one of the “Celestrial drugs” (Divya ausadhi), and consumed with milk for six months. In Siddha system of medicine, the plant is used against painful joints, swelling in joints, peripheral neuritis, constipation and burning urination. It is also used in convulsions, mental retardation, chest congestion and laryngitis. Brahmi has been used as the main ingredient in newly developed memory enhancing drugs. ¾¾ Parts used: root stem, leaf ªª CHEMICAL COMPOSITION It has two types of resins, tannin, and an alkaloid bramhyan. In this bacoside-A is the vegetable alkali which improves brain power and helpful in neural disorder. ¾¾ MEDICINAL USES ªª Consumption of 4-5 leaves with candy early in the morning improves memory. Hence it is good for children.

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It has remarkable effect in schizophrenia and hysteria, if juice is taken with honey The leaves are heated with ghee and taken with hot milk one spoon every day. It is good for epileptic patients. The dried powder with honey is very effective in neural disorders. The juice controls dysentery in children. The oil prepared with this and gingili oil is good remedy for arthritic conditions. It can be used for local application. The hair oil prepared with the juice and gingili oil is very effective in headache and the juice can be taken internally. For insomnia the bramhi oil is very good remedy if used as hair oil. The juice is very good cardiac tonic. Hence it can \>e taken daily. In mentally retarded children the whole plant is cleaned, crushed and juice prepared. If administered morning and evening it gives good result. In burning micturition, juice of the whole plant with three spoons of honey is to be given three times a day RECIPE Sharabath (Cool Drink): Squeeze and take out the juice from bramhi leaves. Add water and jaggery. It is a very soothing drink for summer. Chutney : Cut Brahmi leaves. Grind them with grated coconut, green chillies, salt, tamarind. Jaggery can be added if needed. Idli, Dosa & Roti : While preparing the regular dosa, idli and roti, the cut bramhi leaves can be added. Salad : While making salad of cucumber, carrot, radish, tomato and other vegetables, the cut leaves of Bramhi too can be added.

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ASIA’s First ‘Dry Eye’ Lab

Narayana Nethralaya, the Bangalore-based Super Specialty Eye Hospital, recently announced the setting up of Asia’s first laboratory dedicated exclusively towards research, diagnosis and treatment of ‘Dry Eyes’, a lifestyle disease induced by long-term exposure to computers and also caused by systemic diseases, such as diabetes and arthritis

Therapy to open them and this will help to pump good quality lipids to tears. We have invested more than Rs 2.5 crore on this lab and it will benefit the population facing this particular problem,” said Dr. Rohit Shetty, Vice Chairman, Narayana Nethralaya. A specialized department called CODE Centre for Occupational Dry Eye – which explores all the problems of occupational dry eye in a professional way, is also part of the Dry Eye lab. “Though Dry Eyes can be cured through lubrication, improving lid hygiene and treatment of systemic diseases, we at Narayana Nethralaya present direct evaluation of tears called ‘lipiview’ and the same will assist us in offering customized treatment to the patients. We are the first hospital in Asia Dr. K. BHUJANG SHETTY, *CMD, Narayana Nethralaya (left) and Dr. to offer this facility,” pointed out Dr. ROHIT SHETTY, *Vice-Chairman, Narayana Nethralaya (right) at the Rohit Shetty. inauguration of *Asia’s first ‘DRY EYE’ lab* at Narayana Nethralaya, Tears in our eye consist of 3 layers, Bangalore today. lipid, aqueous and mucin. When the lipid layer is absent, the condition is Narayana Nethralaya, the Bangalore-based Super called evaporative dry eye. In systemic Specialty Eye Hospital, announced the setting up of diseases like arthritis, production of tears is deficient Asia’s first laboratory dedicated exclusively towards in the aqueous layer. In evaporative dry eyes, though research, diagnosis and treatment of ‘Dry Eyes’, a tears are produced in good amount, the quality is low lifestyle disease induced by long-term exposure to due to poor lipid content and tears dry fast. computers and also caused by systemic diseases, such The symptoms of Dry Eye condition range from as diabetes and arthritis. irritation, burning, rubbing of eyes, foreign body Dryness of the eyes is caused by multiple factors, sensation, blurring of vision, tiredness, glare while such as exposure to computers for more than 6 hours driving, to the thickening of lids. per day (leading to evaporative dryness); systemic “The awareness of dry eyes is extremely limited diseases like diabetes, arthritis, use of medications, even in a city like Bangalore. Not many people are and menopause. The most common cause is glands on aware of the condition till they visit the hospitals. We the eye lids getting blocked and causing meibomian are seeing around 45% to 55% cases in evaporative gland dysfunction, eventually leading to dryness of the eyes. The evaporative dry eye condition is found commonly among people in the age group of 18-45 years while dryness is caused in the older age group because of systemic diseases. Long standing dryness causes ocular surface problems with chronic redness, irritation and finally causing damage to the stem cells of the eye. “At Narayana Nethralaya, we have set up a Dry Eye lab with advanced machines to study tears both for imaging and also to analyze the tears components. This helps us in understanding the pathology better. Patients with lid problems like meibomian gland dysfunction can undergo lid Thermal Pulsation

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What is Dry Eye? Tears keep the surface of the eyes wet, clean and protects your eyes from infections. Tears also provide constant moisture and lubrication to maintain the vision and comfort to the eyes. It your eyes do not produce enough tears or if the tears dry up too quickly, the condition is termed as dry eye.

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dry eye. This is close to 50 per cent increase in the last 10 yrs and is a serious cause for concern because it is emerging as a major lifestyle disease. People, especially those exposed to long working hours before the computers, need to undergo tests at least twice a year,” Dr. K. Bhujang Shetty, Chairman & Managing Director, Narayana Nethralaya added. The Dry Eye lab incorporates newer and advanced machine like Tear Science. The study of tears for Osmolarity and check for health of tears are also carried out. “Some patients need advanced Proteonomics to study the inflammatory mediators in tears. If patients are diagnosed with evaporative dry eye then they can undergo thermal lid compression treatment for 12 minutes, called ‘Lipiflow’. This procedure and investigation instruments are first of its kind in Asia,” Dr. Rohit Shetty said. In addition to treatment, the lab will enable Narayana Nethralaya to foster research into the rising incidences of dry eye condition among working professionals. ¾¾ ABOUT NARAYANA NETHRALAYA Narayana Nethralaya is a super specialty eye hospital in Bangalore, having three large centers. Started by well-known ophthalmologist Dr K Bhujang

What are symptoms of dry eye? Symptoms may include any of the following: ªª Itching ªª Stinging or burning of the eye ªª Sensation of something in the eye ªª Pain and redness such as “blood-shot” eyes ªª Discharge of mucous ªª Blurred Vision ªª Eye Fatigue ªª Discharge or mucous Shetty, Narayana Nethralaya is one of the largest tertiary eye care centers in Karnataka providing an advanced level of eye care.The focus is on applied research in areas such as Stem Cells, Molecular techniques (Polymerase chain reaction), Genetics, Ocular Immunology and infectious diseases. The National Board of examinations, New Delhi has recognized the hospital for training of candidates for the DNB course (Ophthalmology). www.narayananethralaya.org For more information, please contact: Dr. Rohit Shetty Vice Chairman, Narayana Nethralaya 121/C, West of Cord Road Rajaji Nagar, R Block Bangalore - 10 Ph 080 – 23373311 / 66121300

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Psoriasis can be cured Psoriasis is a chronic and non-contagious inflammatory skin disease with itchy & flaky skin. Some people have small dry patches on their elbows, knees, or scalp and may not even know that they have the disease because it is so mild. Others have very severe infection, wherein their entire body is covered with psoriasis. On the scalp, it may look like severe dandruff with dry flakes and red areas of skin. Patients with more severe psoriasis may have social embarrassment, job stress, emotional distress, and other personal issues because of the appearance of their skin. ¾¾ Do’s and Don’ts ªª Don’t eat banana, brinjal, tamarind, sweet potato, too spicy & fried food, food made with besan, Don’t use too strong soaps and perfumes, silk cloth etc

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products such as Whole Wheat bread, cereals, Brown rice, beans provides carbohydrates. While choosing carbohydrates, it is better to include more unrefined /or complex carbohydrates in the diet, since they contain fiber which prevents constipation and nausea during pregnancy. The pregnant lady need about 300 extra calories a day for the normal growth and development of the baby. Fat requirements: Fat is one of the important components of human diet and serves many nutrition related functions. It is not only a source of energy, but also the carrier of fat soluble vitamins. Certain fatty acids are very important.Fatty acids are required by the developing fetus as a source of energy. One should take 30g of visible fat per day during pregnancy Minerals and Vitamins requirements: Vitamins and minerals help your body use the energy provided by foods for both yourself and your baby. They also help repair and maintain cells and tissues. Giving pregnant women a daily supplement containing 10 vitamins and five minerals could help in increasing the birth weight of their babies. You can get most of the vitamins and minerals you need from a healthy diet (the list of nutritive food given below). Because it may be hard to get enough iron, folic acid and calcium from food, it

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How much do you know about your eyes?

The school going years are the formative years for determining one’s physical, intellectual & behavioral development. Any problem in the vision during the formative years can hamper the intellectual development, maturity & performance of a person in his future life.

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Eyes are the most precious of our sense organs. They contribute greatly to one’s learning capacities right since childhood. Good vision contributes greatly to the strength of health & wits. Children usually don’t complain of defective vision. They may not even be aware of their problems. They adjust to the poor eyesight by moving closer to the black board, holding the books closer to their eyes, squeezing the eyes and even avoiding work requiring visual concentration. This evades early detection. Timely detection of these problems and their correction by spectacles (or surgery) can tremendously improve the child’s potential during his formative years. Visual impairment can be a drag in the life of a child, his family and the society. Periodic screening of children helps in early identification of visual defects and prescriptions/use of corrective spectacles.

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About the Eye What is an eye? Which part of your body lets you read your favourite book, check out a rainbow, and see a football heading your way? Which part lets you cry when you’re sad and makes tears to protect itself ? Which part has muscles that adjust to let you focus on things that are close up or far away? If you guessed the eye, you’re right! Your eyes are at work from the moment you wake up to the moment you close them to go to sleep. They take in tons of information about the world around you — shapes, colours, movements, and more. Then they send the information to your brain for processing so the brain knows what’s going on outside of your body. You can see that the eye is pretty amazing. So, come on let’s take a tour of its many parts. ¾¾ The Parts of the Eye ªª The cornea is a round, transparent dome that acts as the outer window of the eye. It is the structure that focuses the light that enters the eye. The coloured part of the eye is known as iris. The iris lies between the cornea and the crystalline lens. The color is due to the presence of a pigment. The basic iris colors are blue, green and brown. Majority of humans have varying shades of these colours. It is composed of connective tissues and smooth muscle fibres. ªª The composition of the iris enables it to dilate or contract the pupil, which in turn controls the amount of light that falls on the retina. ªª The lens is that part of the human eye that is

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located immediately behind the iris. Its role is to focus the light and move towards the retina. ªª The retina is the innermost layer of the eye. It consists of nerve tissue that senses the light entering the eye. Its function is to send impulses through the optic nerve back to the brain, where it gets translated into the images that we see. ªª The sclera is the whitish, opaque part of the eye, which is connected to the cornea. Its role is to provide protection and meet the purpose of attachment for the extraocular muscles that enables eye to move. ¾¾ How do our eyes work? Every day we see things with our eyes. We see the sky, trees, cats, birds and the faces of our friends, but how do we see all that? How do our eyes work? Now, this is how our eyes work and let us see things: Light enters our eye through the pupil. The cornea, at the front of our eye, bends the light. The light passes through the lens to the retina. It then focuses on the retina, like a little picture of whatever we are looking at, but it is upside down! Nerve cells in the retina send that “Image” to our brain. The brain has the ability to interpret that the image is upside down and we see it right side up.

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Ayurvedic Surgeon, Yoga and Diet Consultant Dheerghaayu Ayurvedic Health Care, Bangalore Swasthya Holistic & Integrated Therapy Centre, Bangalore, Ebnezar Orthopedic Centre, Bangalore Lecturer, Dept. of Shalya Tantra Sushrutha Ayurvedic Medical College, Bangalore Email id: baliyogitha@gmail.com

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edentary lifestyle is a type of lifestyle with no or irregular physical activity. A person who lives a sedentary lifestyle may colloquially be known as a couch potato. It is commonly found in both the developed and developing world. Sedentary activities include sitting, reading, watching television, playing certain video games, and computer use for much of the day with little or no vigorous physical exercise. A sedentary lifestyle can contribute to many preventable causes of death. People who sit more than 11 hours per day have a 40 percent higher risk than those that sit fewer than 4 hours per day. However those that exercise at least 5 hours per week are as healthy as those that sit fewer than 4 hours per day. (David W. Dunstan, PhD; Neville Owen, PhD, Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(6):500-501). A sedentary lifestyle and lack of physical activity can contribute to or be a risk factor for: Anxiety, Cardiovascular disease, Mortality in elderly men by 30% and double the risk in elderly women, Deep vein thrombosis, Depression, Diabetes, Colon cancer, High blood pressure, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Lipid disorders and Kidney stones. The World Health Organization (WHO) advocates that consumers should adopt healthier lifestyle behaviour, and has put international strategies in place that promote healthier eating patterns, in support of a healthier lifestyle. (World Health Organisation. Global strategy on diet, health and physical activity). Healthy lifestyles such as physical activity and a healthy diet are important to both prevent and manage chronic illness. It is critical that every nations target health promotion efforts to those who bear the greatest burden of disease – those from low-income, ethnically diverse backgrounds, and those with chronic conditions (McGruder et al. 2004). There is a welldocumented relationship between physical activity and good health, prevention of disease and improved self-management of disease for Latinos in the USA (Steffen-Batey et  al. 2000). Lifestyle refers to a way of life or the way a person lives to one’s own ability. A healthy lifestyle is defined as “orientation toward the prevention of health problems, and the maximisation

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of personal well-being”. (Kraak VI, Story, M. A public health perspective on healthy lifestyles and public-private partnerships for global childhood obesity prevention. J Am Dietetic Association. 2010;110(2):192-200). Lifestyle is expressed in both work and leisure behavior patterns and (on an individual basis) in activities, attitudes, interests, opinions, values, and allocation of income. It also reflects people’s self image or self concept; Lifestyle is a composite of motivations, needs, and wants and is influenced by factors such as culture, family, reference groups, and social class. ¾¾ LIFESTYLE AS A MEDICINE The field of lifestyle medicine has been growing by leaps and bounds over the last two decades. In the 1999 landmark textbook entitled “Lifestyle Medicine,” editor James Rippe, MD, expressed the hope it would open an entire new branch of medicine. As per the The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), presently lifestyle is considered as the medicine and the lifestyle Medicine (LM) means the use of lifestyle interventions in the management of disease. A growing body of scientific evidence has demonstrated that lifestyle intervention is an essential component in the treatment of chronic disease that can be as effective as medication, but without the risks and unwanted sideeffects. Such interventions include: ªª diet (nutrition) ªª exercise ªª stress management ªª smoking cessation ªª and a variety of other non-drug modalities LM is becoming the preferred modality for not only the prevention but the treatment of most chronic diseases, including: ªª type-2 diabetes ªª coronary heart disease ªª hypertension ªª obesity ªª insulin resistance syndrome ªª osteoporosis ªª and many types of cancer

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be able to discontinue insulin but need metformin, a thiazolidinedione (TZD), or a sulfonylurea.In some cases lifestyle interventions are more effective when augmented with appropriate medications, as with tobacco use where cessation is 2-3 times more successful when buproprion is prescribed with the lifestyle modifications. Lifestyle medicine clinicians emphasize the use of lifestyle intervention in the treatment of disease. While the practice of Lifestyle Medicine (LM) incorporates many public health principles and approaches, it remains primarily a clinical discipline. Recent clinical research provides a strong evidential basis for the preferential use of lifestyle interventions as first-line therapy. (e.g. The Lifestyle Heart Trial, the Lyon Diet Heart Study and the Dietary Portfolio study) This research is moving lifestyle from prevention only to include treatment--from an intervention used to prevent disease to an intervention used to treat disease. This represents a fundamental change in the way medicine views lifestyle medicine, but one not yet well understood or appreciated. ¾¾ EVIDENCE-BASIS OF LIFESTYLE MEDICINE ªª ADA: Type 2 Diabetics Can Alter Lifestyles: A short-term lifestyle modification program for overweight diabetic patients seen in clinical practice showed long-term benefits for many of the participants, researchers reported here. ªª Mediterranean Diet Helps Prevent, Slow Metabolic Syndrome: Patients who eat a Mediterranean diet -- rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and olive oil -- lowered prevalence and progression of metabolic syndrome and its components, according to results from a metaanalysis of 50 studies. ªª Fish Oil Has Benefits in Heart Failure: Supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids improved left ventricular function in patients with mild-to-moderate chronic heart failure due to dilated cardiomyopathy, a randomized, placebo-controlled trial showed. ªª Increased Activity Helps in OA: Increasing physical activity over two years can improve function and even walking speed among adults with osteoarthritis of the knee -- regardless of their level of activity, a large prospective study found. ªª Lifestyle Intervention Helps Even Most Obese: Even the most severely obese adults derived important clinical benefits from a lifestyle intervention that combined dietary restriction with either six or 12 months of physical exercise, a yearlong randomized study showed. ªª Sleep Makes the Body Leaner : Diet and exercises are important factors in a healthy lifestyle, but a third factor -- sleep -- may be the real key to eliminating fat, according to a small study. ªª Resistance Exercise May Lower Need for Insulin in GDM : Resistance exercise (RE) may lower the need for insulin in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to the results of a randomized controlled trial reported online September 23 in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. www.bangalorehealthtv.com

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Dr.Venkatraman Hegde BNYS MS Nisarga Hospital Five road circle, Sirsi, UK district - 581401 Ph: 08384-225414 E-mail: drvhegde@yahoo.com Mob: 9448729434

‹‹ Dr. Loren P Saldanha dr.lorenpsaldanha@gmail.com Psoriasis is a non – contagious common skin condition that causes rapid skin cell reproduction. It is characterised by thick, red, silvery, scaled patches of skin. The dry flakes and skin scales are thought to result from the rapid build – up of skin cells. Psoriasis commonly affects the skin of the elbows, knees, and scalps. This disease affects both sexes equally and usually first appears at the age ranging from 15 to 30 years, although it may appear at any age. It is, however, rare in infancy and old age.

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ome people have mild psoriasis (small, faint dry skin patches) that they may not even suspect that they have a medical skin condition. Others have severe psoriasis where virtually their entire body is fully covered with thick, red, scaly skin. People with more severe psoriasis may have social embarrassment, job stress and other personal issue because of the appearance of their skin. ¾¾ What does psoriasis look like? Psoriasis may have different appearances. It may be small flattened bumps, large thick plaques of raised skin, red patches, and pink mildly dry skin to big flakes of dry skin that flake off. There are several types of psoriasis including psoriasis vulgaris (common type), guttate psoriasis (small, drop like spots), inverse psoriasis (in the folds like the underarms, navel and buttocks), and pustular psoriasis (liquid – filled yellowish small blisters). Additionally, a separate entity affecting primarily the palms and the soles is known as palmoplantar psoriasis.

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Sometimes pulling of one of these small dry white flakes of skin causes a tiny blood spot on the skin. This is medically referred to as a special diagnostic sign in psoriasis called the Auspitz sign. Genital lesions, especially on the head of the penis, are common. Psoriasis ion moist areas like the naval area between the buttocks (intergluteal folds) may look like flat red patches. These atypical appearances may be confused with other skin conditions like fungal infections, yeast infection, skin irritation, or bacterial Staph infection. On the nails, it can look like very small pits (pinpoint depressions or white spots on the nails) or larger yellowish – brown separations of the nail bed called “oil – spots”. Nail psoriasis may be confused with and incorrectly diagnosed as a fungal nail infection. On the scalp, it may look like severe dandruff with dry flakes and red areas of skin. It may be difficult to tell the difference between scalp psoriasis and seborrhoea (dandruff). However, the treatment is often very similar for the condition. Symptoms: Generally, the skin of the person suffering from psoriasis appears red and irritated and may be covered with bright silvery scales. Sometimes there is also a little itching. Areas usually involved are elbows, knees, the skin behind the ears, trunk and scalp. The disease may also affect the underarm and genital areas. The lesions vary in size from minute papules only just visible, to sheets covering large parts of the body. Quite often, they are discs from 1.5 cm to several centimetres in size. The lesions of psoriasis are always dry and

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rarely become infected. Causes: The modern medical system has not been able to establish the exact cause of psoriasis. Recent studies have shown that psoriasis involves an abnormality in the mechanism in which the skin grows and replaces itself. This abnormality is related to the metabolism of amino-acids, the protein chemicals which are nature’s basic building blocks for the reproduction of cell tissues. Heredity also plays a role in the development of psoriasis as it tends to occur in families. About 30 per cent of the patients have a family history of the disease. The factors that aggravate and precipitate the outbreak of psoriasis are injury to the skin in the form of cuts, burns, minor abrasions, changes in the seasons, physical and emotional stress, infections and use of certain medicines for the treatment of other diseases. ¾¾ Treatment: ªª Since psoriasis is a metabolic disease, a cleansing juice fast for about seven days is always desirable in the beginning of the treatment. Carrots, beets, cucumbers and grapes may be used for juices. Juices of citrus fruits should be avoided. The warm water enema should be used daily to cleanse the bowels during the fast. After the juice fast, the patient should adopt the diet of three basic food groups, namely (i)seeds, nuts and grains, (ii)vegetables and (iii) fruits, with emphasis on raw seeds and nuts, especially sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and plenty of organically grown raw vegetables and fruits. ªª All animal fats, including milk, butter and eggs should be avoided. Refined or processed foods and foods containing hydrogenated fats or white sugar, all condiments, tea and coffee, should also be avoided. After noticeable improvement, goat’s milk, yogurt and homemade cottage cheese may be added to the diet. Juice fasts may be repeated after four weeks on diet. Vitamin E therapy has been found effective in the treatment of psoriasis. The patient should use this vitamin in therapeutic doses from 200 to 800 I.U. a day. It will help reduce itching and scabs. Lecithin is considered a remarkable remedy for psoriasis. The patient may take six to nine lecithin capsules a day – two or three capsules before

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or after each meal. In the form of granules, it may be taken four table spoonfuls daily for two months. It may thereafter be reduced to two table spoonfuls. Too frequent baths should be avoided. Soap should not be used. ªªRegular sea water baths and application of sea water externally over the affected parts once a day are beneficial. The hot Epsom salts bath has proved valuable in psoriasis. Three full baths should be taken weekly until the trouble begins to subside. The number of baths thereafter may be reduced to two weekly and finally to one. The affected areas should also be bathed twice in hot water containing Epsom salt. After the bath a little olive oil may be applied. The skin should be kept absolutely clean by daily dry friction or sponge. In many cases, psoriasis responds well to sunlight. The affected parts should be frequently exposed to the sun. The daily use of a sunlamp or ultra – violet light are also beneficial. ªª Cabbage leaves have been successfully used in the form of compresses in the treatment of psoriasis. The thickest and greenest outer leaves are most effective for use as compresses. They should be thoroughly washed in warm water and dried with a towel. The leaves should be made flat, soft and smooth by rolling them with a rolling pin after removing the thick veins. They should be warmed and then applied smoothly to the affected part in an overlapping manner. A pad of soft wooden cloth should be put over it. The whole compress should then be secured with an elastic bandage. ªª The use of mud packs in the treatment of psoriasis has also been found highly beneficial. The packs are made by mixing the clay with a little water and applying to the affected areas. After the clay has dried, it is removed and fresh pack applied. Mud packs are eliminative in their action. They absorb and remove the toxins from the deceased areas. The patient should undertake plenty of regular exercise in fresh air, especially exposing the affected parts, and deep breathing exercises. He should avoid all nervous tension and should have adequate rest.

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Ayur care

From my Diary

‹‹ Dr.Shubhankari P. Rao Shubha Ayurvedic centre, 3o/3 Patalamma temple street Basavangudi; Bangalore-56 Ph. 08026578620 Email: drshubhankariprao@gmail.com

Tips to restore FERTILITY EIGHTY million people worldwide suffer from infertility. There is a wealth of information these days regarding assisted reproductive techniques, but sadly enough natural techniques are coming closer to unreality. Traditional and medical wisdom dictates that women should finish having their babies by the time they are 30, for fertility levels drop substantially after this age. 26

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Women are, now by choice or circumstances postponing pregnancy. To predict a woman’s or man’s reproductive life span and answer that anxiety-inducing question that plagues so many couples these days – how many fertile years are still left? – Is really mystifying. On an average female fertility declines from age 30. The end of fertility is reached at age of 40. And it takes another 5 years before menopause is reached. Have you been trying to conceive without any success for several months. The recommendations are based upon the conclusion of many studies. In some cases, there are genuine medical reasons on the female or the male side. Appropriate treatment to correct the problem with the following tips will set it right. See that a desire of a child does not potentially spoil your relationship: Radha and Ravi were trying to have a baby for years with no success. Each of them thought the other was the cause of the problem. All this because their mind was set upon having a baby. Making love was such a mechanical affair and rest of the time they spent like strangers. Things went so wrong that one day they even thought of separating. If you are having problems conceiving address the issue as a team: When we are in love our body is flooded with love chemicals. The relationship between husband and wife is unique and both partners should foster it and protect it to have a complete married experience. Addressing this issue as a team gives a boost to the confidence and makes thing easier. ªª Avoid alcohol: Alcohol is not pregnancy friendly and this is one of the pleasures you have to give up if you are trying to have a baby. Would-be fathers have to be careful because the quality of the sperms decline and they are not as numerous or as mobile as they have to be. The performance also is poor

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because they have erectile problems. Mom has to be extra careful because consuming alcohol before conception is harmful and can result in long-term damage. Make love more often: The simplest formula to increase the chances of your conception is to make love more often. Waiting for that statistically worked out date showing high fertile period may not show high prospects especially if you are forcing yourself in doing so. Conceiving a child should not be the sole reason for making love. Keep your environment friendly: A smoke-free lifestyle, building physical activities into your daily routine, using natural food over processed food and discovering activities which help us relax and stay connected with family and friends are some facts to keep a friendly environment. Do not wait too long to plan for a baby: The older the couple becomes the less likely they are to conceive. Factors such as general health, and weight can be just as important as age, a young obese woman might be less capable of conceiving than an older counterpart who is in perfect health. Fertility is at its peak at 25. After 30 it gradually declines. After 40 chances of conception decrease, the quality of egg diminishes and chances of complications in pregnancy rise. The same applies to men too. Exercises good for fertility: Regular performance of exercise is a good hormone regulator and good for fertility. It causes lightness of the body, improves your performance level in all fields, reduces body excess fat, gives you a good physique, pacifies your disturbed bioenergy, adds to your fertility health and promotes metabolism. It stimulates and gives the day a strong start. Perseverance increases chances of conception: Doctors as always remind couples who are keen on starting a family to be patient. Remember that you can increase your chances of conception through perseverance. Boost your libido: If you are feeling tired and

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romance seems crushed by those day-to-day preoccupations go for well-known herbs like onion and ginger. These drugs hogh not love potions will make you feel hot. It calms tension, stimulates the senses and is great for relieving nausea tiredness and chills. Don’t expect miracles but it does contain genuine active ingredients. Keep your bedroom luscious, alluring and sensual: To promote harmonious and fulfilling sexual communication keep the energy of your bedroom fresh and romantic. A beautiful dressed bed with your favorite fragrance sprayed on it, that feels like heaven, curtains with bead work and lace work for the windows to give that elegant look. Mirrors make your room more sensual. Keep a love CD at your fingertips for it is one of the easiest ways to elevate your mood. Keep your moods high by that gentle touch to each other: Do you remember the first time you and your spouse came together? The act was filled with hugging, kissing, sex talk and fondling each other trying to explore the body. There are very sensual love spots on your partner’s body just like we have beauty spots. Get a good night sleep: This is the time your body regenerates itself in order to be on top form during the day. If you deprive it, the body soon starts malfunctioning. Sleep is absolutely essential for health and must be given prime importance in preparation too. Learn to relax: Work out a relaxation programmed to de-stress your life if you are keen on starting a family. It’s time that stress can trigger a series of physical reactions and is one of the greatest killers of the modern age. Stress disturbs the production of eggs in the ovaries, disturb periods and one also loses the desire to make love. ªªJust say no to drugs: Drugs of all kinds those, prescribed by the doctor or sold over the counter, can have a profound effect on fertility for men and women. ªªIf you are not conceiving, consult your doctor: Some medical causes of infertility need treatment. Women may need treatment if they have suffered from menstrual problems, pelvic infections, have undergone gynecological surgery or a complicated case of appendicitis, or endometriosis. Men should see a doctor if they have suffered from under activity of the testicles, testicles not dropping in early adolescence, inflammation of the testicles, venereal diseases, hernia, excessive weight gain or pre-diabetic. ªªAvoid smoking: Smoking not only causes deadly diseases like cancer but damages the genetic structure of the sperm and ovum. www.bangalorehealthtv.com

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Dr Jithesh P Secretary Nisarga Hospital Sirsi, UK district - 581401 Ph: 08384-226578/225414 E-mail: drjithesh7@rediffmail.com Mob: 9448778153

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Vegetarianism T

he word “ Vegetarian “ was coined by the Vegetarian Society of the United Kingdom in about 1847. The word does not come from vegetable as is generally assumed : It is a derivation of the Latin word ‘ vegetari ‘ which means to enliven. The practice of vegetarianism, however, goes far back in history. Many noted philosophers and religious teachers urged their followers to avoid a flesh diet. Brahmanism, Jainism , Zoroastrianism and Buddhism acknowledged the sacredness of life and the need to live without causing suffering ; so did many of the early Christians. There are various types of vegetarians. “ Vegans “ are the strictest vegetarians who eat only plant foods and exclude al l animal by-products such as eggs, milk, cheese, curd, butter, ghee and even honey. There are “ lacto vegetarians “ who eat plant foods as well as dairy products and “ lacto – avo vegetarians “ who eat eggs besides plant foods and dairy products. There are even fish – eating vegetarians. The common factor among them is that they do not eat the flesh of warm – blooded animals. Meat seems to have assumed an exaggerated importance nutritionally. It is generally mistakenly

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believed that nutritional deficiencies , especially of proteins and vitamin B12 and poor health may result if animal foods are eliminated. Studies however, have indicated to health problems or deficiency diseases for those on a vegetarian diet. Of the 22 amino acids – the essential components of proteins – needed by the body for its normal functioning, only nine need be supplied by the diet as the body synthesis the remaining 13. The body can use 100 percent of this protein if all ten amino acids are in ideal proportions. If, however, one or more of the essential amino acids are present in less than the ideal amount, the value of the entire protein is reduced in the same proportions. On a quality rating scale of 1 to 100, egg protein is 95, milk is 82, meat and poultry are 67, fish 80, grains are between 50 to 70 and legumes, nuts and seeds are between 40 and 60. The so – called protein deficiency in a vegetarian diet is in fact more imaginary than real as the contribution of the protein value of the green vegetables has been ignored and the true protein requirement is less than that assumed. Green vegetable protein is as high in quality as milk protein and thus makes a very valuable contribution to the vegetarian’s protein nutrition. The high quality of protein balances the lower quality of other vegetarian proteins such as nuts and beans. The recommended daily allowance of 70 value proteins is 44 grams per day for women and 56 for men. Researchers have now discovered that the actual protein requirement is much less, being 15 grams per day of 100 value protein or 21.5 grams of 70 value protein or 30 grams of 50 value protein. A wholesome vegetarian diet can, therefore, easily meet the body’s protein needs. Moreover, it is possible to combine two low – value plant proteins to get a protein of higher quality. Thus , wheat which has a deficiency in the amino – acid lysine but an abundance of sulphur

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containing amino - acids can be combined with beans which have the opposite enrichment combination. Taken together, they complement each other to form a complete protein. As regards the adequacy of B12 nutrition, lacto – avo vegetarians and lacto – vegetarians should not feel concerned on this score, as the B12 needs can be easily supplied by dairy products and eggs. A quarter litre of milk or 100 grams of cheese or 1 egg per day will supply the recommended daily allowance. This vitamin once eaten is stored in the liver. Vegans, however, do not get this vitamin in their food, yet reliable scientific studies have found no evidence of B12 deficiency diseases. It is therefore, presumed that this vitamin can be synthesised in the body. ¾¾ Auto – Intoxication Most diseases of the human body are caused by auto – intoxication or self – poisoning . The flesh of animals increases the burden of the organs of elimination and overloads the system with animal waste matter and poisons. Chemical analysis has proved that uric acid and other uremic poisons contained in the animal body are almost identical to caffeine, there and nicotine, the poisonous stimulating principles of coffee, tea and tobacco. This explains why meat stimulates the animal passions and creates a craving for liquor, tobacco and other stronger stimulants. Excessive uric acid resulting from meat – eating also causes diseases such as rheumatism, Bright’s disease, kidney stones, gout and gall stones. Meat proteins cause putrefaction twice as rapidly as do vegetable proteins. The morbid matter of the dead animal body is foreign and uncongenial to the excretory organs of man. It is much harder for them to eliminate the waste matter of an animal carcass than that of the human body. Moreover, the formation of ptomaine or corpse poisons begins immediately after the death of the animal and meat and poultry are usually kept in cold storage for many days and even months before they reach the kitchen. Another powerful influence tends to poison the flesh of slaughtered animals. As is well known, emotions of worry, fear and anger actually poison blood and tissues. Imagine the excitable condition of animals after many days of travel, closely packed in shaking vehicles – hungry , thirsty, scared enrooted to the slaughter houses. Many die even before the end of their journey. Others are driven half dead with fear and exhaustion to the slaughter pans, their instinctive fear of death augmented by the sight and odour of the blood shambles. Flesh is often a carrier of disease germs. Diseases of many kinds are on the increase in the animals, making flesh foods more and more unsafe. People are continually eating flesh that may contain tuberculosis and cancerous germs. Often animals are taken to the market and sold for food when they are so diseased that their owners do not wish to keep them any longer. And

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some of the processes of fattening them to increase their weight and consequently their market value , produce disease. Shut away from light and pure air, breathing the atmosphere of filthy stables, fattening on decaying foods, the entire body now becomes contaminated with foul matter. ¾¾ Benefits of Vegetarianism A vegetarian diet can have many nutritional benefits, if it is rich in fruits and vegetables, and contains moderate amounts of seeds, nuts, whole grains and legumes. One of the main benefits of a proper vegetarian diet is its low caloric content in relation to the bulk supplied, which helps maintain ideal weight. Another benefit of the vegetarian diet is the much lower intake of fat, if dairy products, seeds and nuts are eaten sparingly. This accounts for lower serum cholesterol levels found in vegetarians, which considerably reduces the risk of developing heart diseases and breast and colon cancer. A third nutritional advantage of the vegetarian diet is its high fibre content. Fibre, being indigestible, increases the bulk of the faces, keeps them soft and makes them easy to expel. One study has indicated that lacto – avo vegetarians consume twice as much and vegans four times as much fibre as non – vegetarians . High fibre intake has been associated with decreased risks of diseases of the colon, appendicitis, cancer of the colon and rectum, hiatus hernia, piles and varicose veins. McCarrison, one of the greatest authorise on food, has outlined a perfect diet. According to him, “ a perfectly constituted diet is one in which the principal ingredients are milk, milk products, any whole cereal grain or mixture of cereal grains, green leafy vegetables and fruits. These are the protective foods. They make good the defects of other constituents of the diet, protect the body against infection and disease of various kinds, and their use in sufficient quantity ensures physical efficiency. “ Vegetarianism is thus a system based on scientific principles and has proved adequate for the best nutrition free from the poisons and bacteria of diseased animals. It is the best diet for man’s optimum, physical, mental and spiritual development. www.bangalorehealthtv.com

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Motivational Wisdom

INSPIRE YOURSELF ¾¾

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Partha Bagchi

Director Stammering cure center House # 145, 23rd cross, 12th main, Jayanagar 3rd Block East, Bangalore 11 Near to Jaya Nagar swimming pool Mob: 98860600037

Difference between an optimist & pessimist:

An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity.

A pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.

Optimist is by nature expansive-it opens door after door A pessimist is just the opposite - it shuts the first whatever maximum is possible. door of possibility and never opens. Pessimist likes to leave problems behind. He thinks Optimist always does a little something, always takes so negatively about ‘doing the whole thing perfectly’ action and always feels like progress is being made. that he ultimately ends up doing nothing. Optimist is a tough-minded person.

Pessimist is a quitter.

Optimist is always hopeful till he sees some possibility Pessimist thinks ‘it can’t be done’ ‘it’s hopeless1 in any project. and quits cheaply. Optimist keeps thinking and is a self-motivator.

Pessimist quits thinking and then just quits.

Optimist chooses human imagination not to escape from Pessimist uses it negatively making it more reality, but to create it. difficult to accomplish the job. Optimist uses thinking as a tool for more creative work.

Pessimist uses thinking to be more pessimist.

Optimist regards failure as stepping stone to success.

Pessimist never tries after a single failure.

Optimist always visualizes success after success.

Pessimist always visualize one failure after another.

Optimist always plan for renewal of new energy and new Pessimist does not want to plan for renewal. strategy Optimist knows that there are ups and downs in Pessimist only knows the downs, never expects to everything. be up.

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Be a winner

A winner says, “It is difficult but can be possible”

A loser says, “It is possible but difficult”.

A winner does not see the clouds at all, he is walking on them.

A looser sees only the dark side of the cloud.

Winners live in the present & future.

Losers live in the past.

Winners, even if they are defeated, never accept it as final. Losers always give up after a single defeat. Winners make winning a habit.

Losers make losing a repetitive thing.

Winners think constantly of what they can and will do.

Losers think they are simply nothing in this world.

Winners visualize the reward for success.

Losers think-failure is final.

Winners visualize the reward for success.

Losers visualize the penalties of failure.

Winners are ready to learn good lessons from failures to Losers always learn negative lessons from failure become an ultimate achiever. and regard it as life-time defeat. Winners love competition to perform more and more Losers are always a back seater in the midst of well. competition.

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Goal reaching Crystallize your thinking. Set a dynamic goal. Develop a plan towards achieving that goal and give yourself a deadline on its accomplishment. Develop a burning desire to reach that goal. It must become an obsession for you.

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Develop unshakeable faith in yourself to accomplish it. ªª Create a force of iron will determination. Let nothing keep you from reaching your goal. ¾¾ Develop your patience Patience denotes self-composure, self-confidence

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and self-assurance. It is the capacity to realize that all conditions and situations are only temporary; if you exercise forbearance and remain cool calm and collected, the most trying situations will correct themselves. Patience teaches us to smile and bear it. Trials and tribulation, obstacles, delays, disappointments and failures are only hidden shadows that instantly disappear in the light of patience. Be patient with others and yourself. Our patience will achieve more than our force. Have patience and work with determination and positive attitude. Then success will press your calling bell. One should be single - minded, it helps in maintaining the patience. Today’s patients lack patience. They want to get well soon. When you are trying out a course, give it some time to work. You just have to be patient to get the ultimate desired result.

Pack the power of possibility thinking into your life Sterilize your Attitudes Recognize your Position Itemize your Assets Prioritize your Goals Visualize your Objectives Energize your Thinking Harmonize your Conflicts Minimize your Risks Finalize your Plans Colonize your Success

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Analyze you Possibilities. Scrutinize your Values. Recognize your Experience. Recognize your Calendar. Mobilize your Resources. Organize your Network. Neutralize your Opposition. Positivize your Addictions. Verbalize your Expectations. Revitalize your imagination.

Think like a winner

According to Dr. Staples, “It is self-evident that if all you harbor are ‘failure thoughts’, then all of your endeavours will result in failure. It follows your need to harbor ‘Success thoughts’, you think like a winner if you want to become a winner ¾¾ SMILE ªª “Smile once in a while ªª It will make your heart seem lighter, ªª Smile once in a while ªª It will make your path brighter,

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Life’s a mirror, if we smile Smiles come back to greet us, If we’re frowning all the while, Frowns forever meet us”.

‹‹ ARTYPERCIRA Smile is the most universal language. Whenever you interact with a person, wherever you go under the sun, first give a smile. It improves your race value. In fact ‘Smile’ is the biggest word in English since there is a mile between the two S(MILE)S.

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S - Spontaneous M - Memorable I - Impression and a L - Lively E – Emotion Yes, your smile must be Spontaneous. Not artificial, it should directly come from your heart. It should be a heart to heart communication.Your smile should be Memorable to a person. They should recognize you by your smile. Madhuri Dixit, Sharukh Khan, Ajay Jadeja or Lara Dutta are recognized so well by their beautiful smiles. “First Impression is the best Impression” - your first Impression comes from the smile you exchange with others. Present yourself first with a smile. Your smile should be a Lively Emotion. A dead man can’t smile. When you are alive, just give a lively smile. It is very difficult for a person to excel in life unless he gives a lively smile. A successful person always smiles even in difficulties or in times of crisis. Learn to smile when you have problems. Then you will be relieved of tension and anxiety, get your work done more easily. Speaking will be more easy.

Smile is the best natural medicine. Animals don’t smile. ¾¾ SMILE IS GOD’S GIFT TO HUMAN BEING.

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sexual problem, or sexual dysfunction, refers to a problem during any phase of the sexual response cycle that prevents the individual or couple from experiencing satisfaction from the sexual activity. The sexual response cycle has four phases: excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution. While research suggests that sexual dysfunction is common (43% of women and 31% of men report some degree of difficulty) ªª Erectile Dysfunction is defined as persistent or recurrent, partial or/ complete, failure to obtain or sustain, an erection until completion of satisfactory sexual activity. Other terms for erectile dysfunction are Impotence, erectile failure, erectile dysfunctions, sexual inadequacy, sexual weakness, less erection, decreased erection, failure in intercourse, sexual incompetence, unable to sex i.e. intercourse, erection problem, napunsakata, less hardness of penis, looseness of penis in mid of sex or before penetration, E. D., ED, etc. The symbol for the man’s “masculinity” is the erect penis. It represents manhood and is expected to be ready to perform at a moment’s notice. When man suffers with erectile failure it comes as a major shock, when suddenly the symbol of his masculinity does not respond on. It usually means much more to the man than the simple fact that

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he is not responding sexually at that moment. It causes him to question his status as an adequate male. Thus when he fails, becomes panicky. Premature ejaculation (also known as early discharge or quick orgasm, early fall, Shigrapatan) is one of the most frequent, of sexual disorders in the male and is characterized by sudden ejaculation of the semen, just prior to or immediately after vaginal penetration during intercourse (before one wishes or before he could satisfy the female partner). Approximately 10% to 30% people of all age group suffer with quick semen discharge. Premature or ‘before time’ in other words, is a condition where the man has no voluntary control over his ejaculation. He is quick on the trigger once he starts the coitus. This is a very frustrating disorders of male sexual function in which man feels totally helpless. This leads to bitterness in husbands & wife relationships. For the man, lack of control of his body functioning leaves him feeling unsure of himself. His pleasure is often decreased by the abrupt early discharge. Eventually his preoccupation with trying to postpone ejaculation will hinder his ability enjoy himself to sexual pleasure. When a man is, feeling inadequate, and ejaculating fast, the woman will probably be left unsatisfied. Her frustration will only increase the negative pattern. This is an easily treatable condition. There are certain conditions in which ejaculation occurs but it takes long time (delayed ejaculation). Retarded ejaculation is a disorder where the male wants to ejaculate but is unable to do so. It was believed to be a rare condition but we frequently come across patients suffering from this disorder. Sex therapists in USA and Europe have also noted an increase in its incidence. Individuals complaining of retarded ejaculation get aroused; have a normal erection, which persists, but cannot ejaculate in

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the vagina, though eagerly desiring orgasmic release. But sometimes they can easily ejaculate during masturbation or oral coitus with a partner. The causes of retarded ejaculation are some hormonal disorders, drugs, C.N.S. abnormalities & psychiatric illnesses. In order to understand the paradox of a man being able to have a good erection without ejaculation, it is necessary to remember that the sexual response is biphasic. Erection is mediated by the parasympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system, while ejaculation is dependent on the sympathetic division of central nervous system. The impotent male is unable to achieve an erection while the male with retarded ejaculation cannot come, although his erection is normal. In severe cases of retarded ejaculation, the extreme frustration of being unable to experience orgasm makes such men dislike intercourse and resort to masturbation alone for orgasmic release. One would think that the female partner would welcome the delayed orgasmic response of the male, but it is not so, she considers it a rejection of herself. ABSENT EJACULATION Top Absent ejaculation in which patient does not gets orgasm & semen discharge even after prolong sexual activity. Delayed ejaculation: In this disorder orgasm & semen discharge occurs after abnormally prolonged sexual activity. Retrograde ejaculation: In which patient gets orgasm at normal time but semen in place of coming out through penile opening goes into bladder. Absent Ejaculation or Orgasm: There are certain conditions in which patient does not get orgasm even after prolonged sexual activity. The cause of this can be primary, Psychogenic or due to certain medication, neurological diseases, surgeries etc. Treatment needs diagnosis of cause & then treatment. Venereal Diseases (VD) Venereal Diseases (VD) also called as Sexually Transmitted www.bangalorehealthtv.com 33


Diseases (STD’S) includes various diseases like Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Herpes Genitalis (genital herpes), Genital warts, HIV and AIDS. A sexually transmitted disease (STD) or venereal disease (VD) is an illness that has a significant probability of transmission between humans or animals by means of sexual contact, including vaginal intercourse, oral sex, and anal sex. Increasingly, the term sexually transmitted infection (STI) is used, as it has a broader range of meaning; a person may be infected, and may potentially infect others, without showing signs of disease. Some STIs can also be transmitted via use of an IV drug needle after its use by an infected person, as well as through childbirth or breastfeeding. Sexually transmitted infections have been well known for hundreds of years. Absent ejaculation in which patient does not gets orgasm & semen discharge even after prolong sexual activity. Delayed ejaculation: In this disorder orgasm & semen discharge occurs after abnormally prolonged sexual activity. Retrograde ejaculation: In which patient gets orgasm at normal time but semen in place of coming out through penile opening goes into bladder. Absent Ejaculation or Orgasm: There are certain conditions in which patient does not get orgasm even after prolonged sexual activity. the cause of this can be primary, Psychogenic or due to certain medication, neurological diseases, surgeries etc. Treatment needs diagnosis of cause & then treatment. ªª Venereal Diseases (VD) also called as Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’S) includes various diseases like Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Herpes Genitalis (genital herpes), Genital warts, HIV and AIDS. A sexually transmitted disease (STD) or venereal disease (VD) is an illness that has a significant probability of transmission between humans or animals by means of sexual contact, including vaginal intercourse, oral sex, and anal sex. Increasingly, the term sexually transmitted infection (STI) is used, as it has a broader range of meaning; a person may be infected, and may potentially infect others, without showing signs of disease. Some STIs can also be transmitted via use of an IV drug needle after its use by an infected person, as well as through childbirth or breastfeeding. Sexually transmitted infections have been well known for hundreds of years. ªª Penile length :As we know average penile length is six inches (i.e. fifteen centimeter). When penis is somewhat smaller than this, is called small penis. And when it is too small than normal is called micropenis. This small penis size is found in approximately one percent of men .The small penis may occur as single disorder or in some persons it may be associated with thin penis. In some persons penis is very thin as in children. It makes them sexually unsure of himself and decreases their confidence. They feel inferiority complex in exposing themselves in public places as in swimming pools & sea beaches etc. Thus it must be consulted urgently, so that diagnosis and treatment can be started as soon as possible. For this you may consult at our sex n hormone center for complete diagnosis & treatment. In majority

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cases proper diagnosis & hormone therapy of about one year duration leads to penis growth in size and normalization of penis in length & thickness. Thus you consult at our center where doctor have experience of treating such problems. In very-2 rare cases surgical intervention is needed in which case by microsurgery technique the penis enlargement is achieved in length (as well as in thickness i.e. girth if required). (A Condition in which there is an Abnormal Release of Semen from the Penis of a Man without the Act of Sex or Orgasm) ( Dhat ). There are many patients in whom whitish or yellow semen like or water like secretions are discharged in urine during defecation, urination or other time. This type complaint has been found in many boys or men. When penis is somewhat thinner than average, is called thin penis. This thin penis is found in approximately two percent of males .The thin penis may occur as single disorder or in some persons it may be associated with small penis. In some persons penis is so thin that as in children. It makes them sexually unsure of his sexuality and decreases their confidence. They feel inferiority complex in exposing themselves in public places as in swimming pools & sea beaches etc. Thus it must be consulted urgently, so that diagnosis and treatment is done by team of hormone specialist & micro vascular surgeon. For this you consult at our sex n hormone center for complete diagnosis & treatment. In majority cases proper diagnosis & hormone therapy of about one year duration leads to penis growth in girth and normalization of penis in length & thickness. Thus you come to our center where doctor have experience of treating such problems. In very-2 rare cases surgical intervention is needed in which case by microsurgery technique the penis girth enhancement is achieved in length as well as in thickness (i.e. girth) if required. The low sex desire is called when the desire for sex is lower than average. This decreased libido leads to un-satisfaction in opposite partner. Even the person who suffers with less i.e. diminished sexual desire & low frequency of sex suffers with various psychological depression disorders. Even the relation between the couples deteriorates. Many people feel weak, tired fatigued, tense, lack of memory after sex. This may occur in young boys after masturbation or after marriage after coitus. This disturbs the family life of couple. The Various Causes of Such Problems are as Follows: Hormones disorders Other Systemic diseases Drugs & Toxins Excess asthenia Addiction as chronic alcoholism, chronic smoker, heroin or cannabis use Drugs: Psychiatric disorder Disorders of sex Centre. In some men front portion of the glans is very sensitive & it feels like tickling or painful when touched. This is also one of the important causes for various kinds of sexual dysfunctions. Sensitivity like this is not unusual but patient do not understand its significance thus they do not consult any doctor before. Nocturnal emission is an ejaculation of semen experienced by a male during sleep. It is also called a “wet dream”, a spontaneous orgasm, or simply

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an orgasm during sleep. Nocturnal emissions are most common during teenage and early adult years. However, nocturnal emissions may happen any time after puberty. They may be accompanied by erotic dreams, and the emission may happen without erection. Dreams, if recalled at all, may not be erotic, or they may be confusing to the dreamer, especially if he is an adolescent, immediately after his first wet dream. The sensations, if any, which accompany a wet dream may range anywhere from simply a tingling sensation to a sense of urinating or having to urinate, instead of the typical orgasm (which is why many teens might awaken in embarrassment believing they have just wet the bed). It is possible to wake up during, or to simply sleep through, the ejaculation in what is sometimes called a “sex dream’. Nocturnal emissions occur as a physical response to erotic dreams and as a mechanism to expel an abundance of sperm cells, which are constantly in production within the male individual. The discharge of semen through the penis during sleep usually as a result of erotic dreams is called nocturnal emission. It is also called “wet dreams” or “night falls”. When a young man experiences a nocturnal emission, he gets quite a shock. If the person is ignorant of the normal sexual process, he will be bewildered at what is happening to him and may turn to bogus literature on sex or to quacks for an answer. Misinformation may result in sexual problems. Wet dreams are quite natural. No physical or mental harm can come from them. They do not require any treatment. It is not just boys who get these wet dreams. Even girls and women can have erotic dreams as a result of pent-up sexual desires, which may lead to orgasms during sleep. A wet dream is an erotic dream that is so intense that a guy ejaculates (cums) in his sleep. Nocturnal emission is one of the ways the body gets rid of semen build up, so it usually doesn’t happen during periods of masturbation or sex play. Very often guys don’t remember the dream. If they don’t know what’s going on, they may think they’ve “wet the bed.” Although wet dreams are most common among teenage guys, many men also have nocturnal emissions as adults. Some guys never have wet dreams, but most do. Dreams or no dreams — both are normal. And ladies needn’t feel left out — women and girls have wet dreams, too. Their vaginas become lubricated as they become sexually aroused in their dreams. But there is less evidence of wet dreams in women than in men because less liquid is produced or spilled on the bed sheets. Wet dreams are also more common in men, because a man’s penis gets more tactile stimulation (physical touch) during sleep than a woman’s clitoris. Nocturnal Emissions becomes a problem or a disease when the frequency of the emissions increases more than 3-4 times per week and prevails as it as for more than 3 -4 months continuous associated with body weakness and fatigue, feeling of weakness always and loss of energy and enthusiasm felt by the individual which needs HERBAL MEDICATION. Many couples are unable to do successful vaginal intercourse after marriage due to

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various reasons. The cause may be in man or women. Each of these below mentioned causes for non-consummation of marriage are investigated & treated scientifically. The male cause leading, to inability to vaginal penetrations are as follows: 1) Erectile dysfunction 2) Premature ejaculation The Term MALE INFERTILITY is a generalized term in which there are many conditions or diseases mentioned like OLIGOSPERMEA, AZOOSPERMIA, ASTHENOSPERMIA ETC. Sexual potency fitness check up before or after marriage is also provided at our centre by detailed history, examination, few blood tests as male sex hormones, penile blood supply tests, nerves of penis so that they can go for marriage with confidence. They are explained in detail every aspect of sexuality. We provide detail sex education, sex counseling, & sex therapy so that they don’t fail & perform coitus with confidence. We tell the patient about female sexual organ as vulva, clitoris, vaginal opening. Then we also teach the correct technique of penile insertion for the first time with a virgin wife. We also tell the G spot in the vagina. This is an approximately onecentimeter size spot on front wall of vagina. This is a very sensitive part of female body. When this part of female body is stimulated, then women get highly aroused & get multiple orgasms. Thus all the men must know these highly erogenous areas of female. After learning these techniques you’ll become an expert lover & your partner will always crave for your company. Response of Treatment: We have fully dedicated team of highly qualified, experienced, doctors, sex counselors, sex therapist, who are expert in field of sexology. If we find any defect in above tests it can be easily treated in two months time. Women’s interest in sex and responses to sexual stimulation vary widely. Although most women’s sexual responsiveness peaks in the late 30s and early 40s, a woman can have satisfying sexual experiences throughout her life. The quality of her experiences is affected by individual differences, by life situation, by age and hormonal levels, and by overall health and well-being. A sexual problem is anything that interferes with a woman’s satisfaction with a sexual activity.

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What is bipolar mood disorder? Bipolar mood disorder, also known as manicdepressive psychosis (MDP), is a type of mood disorder characterised by mood swings. Many people experience normal mood swings from “Monday morning blues” to mild euphoria, in bipolar mood disorder, there are swings from extreme depression to great elation or mania and hyperactivity, occasionally at times losing touch with reality, However, there are also long periods of complete normality, Manic depressives suffer from an extreme of mood change over a more prolonged period and are regarded as being clinically ill during these attacks. A doctor or psychiatrist will look at whether an attack of mania is accompanied by depression before diagnosing bipolar mood disorder. Bipolar mood disorder typically begins in adolescence or early adulthood and continues throughout life. It is often not recognised as an illness and people who have it may suffer needlessly for years or even decades. ¾¾ What causes bipolar mood disorder? Much research is being carried out as to the causes of bipolar mood disorder but there are no definite conclusions yet. There may be a genetic

predisposition to the illness such that other family members may also suffer from this illness. It could also be triggered by major stress events or hormonal changes such as those occurring after childbirth. It may also be due to a chemical imbalance affecting that area of the brain responsible for “moods”, thus causing changes in feelings and behaviour. ‹‹ Symptoms

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 1. Depression depressed or in low mood a loss of interest and enjoyment in life a lack of drive and motivation that makes even simple tasks ªª and decisions difficult or impossible ªª utter fatigue ªª agitation and restlessness ªª loss of appetite with loss of weight ªª inability to sleep ªª loss of outward affection, loss of interest in sex ªª loss of self-confidence, avoiding people ªª feeling useless, inadequate, bad, helpless and hopeless ªª feelings of guilt, worthlessness and helplessness ªª feeling worse at a particular time of day, usually mornings ªª Suicidal thoughts; these are very common in depression and they are signs that help is needed.  2. Mania & Hypomania ªª elated mood ªª increased activity & energy ªª inability or unwillingness to sleep ªª rapid speech, flow of ideas & thoughts ªª inflated self-esteem ªª irritability & impatience ªª increased sexual drive & lack of sexual inhibitions ªª loss of judgment & impulsive decision making ªª irrational spending of money & involvement in questionable endeavors ªª grandiose delusions An early sign of bipolar mood disorder may be hypomania. This is a state in which the person shows a high level of energy, excessive moodiness or irritability, and impulsive or reckless behaviour. Hypomania may feel good to the person who experiences this and the sufferer seldom thinks that anything is wrong and may object quite violently if anyone tries to point this out to him or her. With experience, it is possible for some people to recognise their condition but often in an extreme state, all understanding is lost, it is not unusual for someone suffering an attack to break the law perhaps during a flight of fancy, about of excessive spending, committing a fraud, or fortunately, very rarely, of committing a physical assault.  3. Mixed States A few people sometimes experience a combination of symptoms from both mania and depression. For example, a high level of activity may be combined with a low level of concentration and a depressed attitude towards life. This can lead to an increased risk of suicide attempt. ¾¾ Normal phase ªª ªª ªª

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After a period of depression or of mania, the sufferer usually return to a normal state, back to one’s usual personality, thinking capabilities and energy levels without any physiological damage. However, the sufferer may start regretting the damage done to relationships or finances. There may be a loss of confidence and also embarrassment. ¾¾ How frequent are the attacks? The frequency of attacks varies not only from one individual to another but also within the same individual. Some have a regular cyclic pattern: daily, monthly, yearly or every few years. Other people go for years free from the problem and then have a series of random attacks. ¾¾ Why is treatment necessary? If untreated, sufferers will probably recover by themselves in time but often with devastating effect to their lives, their families and considerable unnecessary suffering. Wherever possible, early admission to hospital either for mania or severe depression does facilitate a quicker recovery. In addition, in-patient treatment also helps to protect the patient from the consequences of the illness, such as rash judgments in mania or suicide attempts in severe depression. ¾¾ How is Bipolar mood disorder treated? Mood swings in many cases (60-80%) can be controlled or reduced by medications such as mood stabilisers. The most frequently used medication is lithium carbonate, carbamazepine and divalproex sodium. At times other drugs are also used to treat either the depression or the mania. Sometimes, more than one drug is required. These drugs include antidepressants, antipsychoticsand benzodiazepines. For every drug, there is a “side effect”. These drugs are used only to hasten a return to normality and it is seldom that they have to be continuously given. Another treatment sometimes used in cases of sever depression and occasionally mania is ElectroConvulsive Therapy (ECT). When administered, the patient is given a muscle relaxant and a short acting general anaesthetic. A strictly controlled electrical current is passed across the brain from electrodes placed against the head. There may be a loss of memory for the period of the treatment but there is no evidence of long-term effects on memory. Generally severe depression can be successfully improved by ETC. ¾¾ How to cope with the illness?

The effects of the mood swings put a great strain on marriag and children (or parents), and on employers and friends as well the individual sufferer. In a number of cases this leads to isolatic loss of job, or loss of home, making for further strains and increase the loneliness of the sufferer. Hence this illness affects the suffer the family and society in different ways. ÂÂ a. The Sufferer Sufferers need to admit that they are ill and this is not ea He or she may have to take mood stabiliser, in one form another, for an appreciable length of time, possibly even for t rest of their lives. Try to recognise symptoms early as it is sometimes possible stop a mood change from becoming more intense either by early drug treatment or by avoiding difficult situations. A change in sleep pattern is often a useful indicator of early relapse. Prevent complications by not abusing alcohol and caffeine product (tea, coffee, coke) and maintaining a balanced diet. As the illness can be stress-related, learn what causes you stress and plan your life to try and avoid unnecessary stress, never make major decisions when ill. Should you have a tendency to spend money when “high”, then consider putting your affairs into a trust or appoint an attorney to act on your behalf. Recognize that those close to you are trying to help. ÂÂ b. Relatives and friends First of all, loved ones and relatives should recognise that the strange behaviour, violent or abusive language or prolonged silences, which characterise certain phases of the illness, is not a previously hidden facet of the personality but a symptom of the mood disorder. Understand that you may have to lock away or hide household poisons or tablets on certain occasions or at other times go out and find the sufferer. You may also have to encourage the person to visit the psychiatrist, or ask for urgent help whenever the sufferer is so “high” that he or she is no longer aware that anything is wrong. Visiting the sufferer at the hospital can also be a real test of your beliefs and understanding. You may not be well received, being accused of putting them in hospital etc. It helps the sufferer if you remain consistent and firm in attitude. You may gain further insight and understanding of the illness from the nursing and medical staff. Note: In case you need any further information about your condition, please consult your doctor.

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layer forming on any thick liquid preparation while cooling or setting, sprinkle some sugar grains on the surface of the dish. ªª Add salt while cooking corns after boiling them lest the kernels will harden. ªª Add vinegar and sugar to cauliflower while cooking so as to prevent the odour, discolouration and breakage. ªª For whiter and softer dahi wadas, add maida to the urad dal batter. ªª Thicken gravies using bread pieces. ‹‹ PRACTICAL AND ECONOMICAL KITCHEN TIPS ªª Keeping the candies in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours for even and slower burning of the candles. ªª Never eat potatoes which have developed “eyes” or gone soggy and sprouted as this can be poisonous. ªª Defrosting the fridge once a week ensures efficient working in those fridges which do not have automatic defrosting systems

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than disposables)for least waste production and maximum savings. Switch off lights and taps when not in use. Plan your route in such a way that the car is least or economically utilized through smooth and jamfree roads. Practice healthy habits of living to reduce unnecessary costs. Switch off the electrical appliances from the switch board to reduce the slightest consumption of excess electricity. If you practice gardening, try to use the eco-friendly household things available rather than chemicals. Spray the water in which onions have been soaked on flower pots for insecticide. Flip the mattress every month and reverse it to even out the depression caused by continuous use of the same areas.

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Small raw (green) mangoes are rich in vitamin ‘C’. They are ideal for preparing pickles, chutneys etc. Cooked raw mangoes are not very useful. Eating one raw mango a day, during the season is good for circulation of blood. It makes the heart and nerves stronger and function better. It increases memory power and cures anemia. Raw mango increases body’s immunity to diseases like anaemia. T.B., mental disturbances, cholera and dysentery. Eat raw mango with salt to quench thirst and get rid of tiredness. You will be able to tolerate heat better during the hot season. Production of bile juice increases if you eat raw mangoes with pepper and honey. As a result, you can be free from jaundice and putrefaction of food in the stomach which is caused by scanty production of bile juice. Raw mango can be cut to pieces, dried and preserved for use when they are out of season, (Dried mango pieces are used in place of tamarind in Andhra Pradesh) Eat a couple a raw mangoes with salt and honey to get considerable relief, if you are suffering from loose motions, dysentery, constipation, indigestion and other intestinal disorders. Cook raw mangoes and tamarind shoots together and eat them to reduce body heat. As a result, there is a possibility of curing pain in the anus, jaundice and piles. Do not drink water immediately after eating raw mangoes. Do not also eat too many of them. You will spoil your health by doing both. Excess menstrual flow can be brought under control by eating a handful of roasted mango peel. Grind mango peel well. Mix one teaspoon of this paste in one cup of butter milk. Take this drink thrice a day to cure piles, diarrhoea and dysentery caused by excess of heat. Mango pickles add taste to your food, increase appetite, aid digestion and prevent putrefaction of food in the stomach. Resinous juice that oozes out of raw mangoes when you pluck them from their stalk can be collected and preserved for application on the part of the body affected by ringworm, eczema and other chronic skin disorders. A common proverb in Kannada says that you

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should eat jack fruit before food and mango after food. Mango has digestive property and hence it is right that it should be eaten after meals. Fruits which have rip¬ened on the tree are very tasty, nutritious and healthy. Your appetite will improve by eating mango fruit. It quenches thirst, cures constipation and makes you feel active. Wash the mangoes well before you eat them. It is best to eat them whole rather than cutting them to pieces. Over ripe fruits or fruits which have dark spots on the skin should not be eaten as they may contain harmful germs and worms. You can improve your hearing by drinking one cup of mango fruit juice mixed with milk and honey everyday. You can improve your memory, virility and add years to your life by drinking this juice which acts like an excellent tonic. You can improve the body’s natural immunity to diseases by eating one mango a day when mangoes are in season. Mangoes are good for the eyes too. Diseases caused by the deficiency of vitamin ‘A1 can also be prevented by eating mangoes. Excess consumption of mangoes is harmful as they do not get digested. Take a decoction of ginger in such a condition. It is always good to eat a pinch of ajwain powder after you eat mangoes. It is also beneficial to eat mango fruit along with the peel. Diabetics should eat very limited quantity of mangoes. -0 Grind the kernel of mango stone (seed) to a paste. Mix half a teaspoon of this paste in a little buttermilk and take it twice a day when you suffer from piles, dysentery or diarrhoea. You will get good relief Intestinal worms can be eradicated by taking one tea-spoon of the same ground paste. Mango shoots can be chewed well to stop bleeding from gums. Pain also is reduced. The same treatment can be taken to reduce cough. A decoction of mango shoots should be taken thrice a day to cure diarrhoea and dysentery. Bum dry mango leaves to ashes. Press the ashes on bleeding cuts and wounds to stop bleeding. They will gradually heal. No other medication may be necessary. www.bangalorehealthtv.com

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Summer Special ‹‹ BANANA SHAKE RECIPE ¾¾ Ingredients: ªª 1 Ripe Banana (peeled and sliced) ªª 1-1/2 glass Cold Milk ªª 3 scoops Vanilla Ice-Cream ªª 5 Almonds (crushed) ªª 5 Cashew nuts(crushed) ¾¾ Method: ªª Blend the milk, banana, ice-cream and sugar in a ªª ªª ‹‹ ¾¾ ªª ªª ªª ªª ªª ªª ¾¾ ªª ªª ªª ªª ªª ‹‹ ¾¾ ªª ªª ªª ªª ªª ªª ªª ªª ªª ªª ªª ¾¾ ªª ªª ªª ªª ªª ªª ªª ¾¾ ªª ªª ªª ªª ªª ªª

mixie until smooth. Pour into glasses and garnish with almonds and cashews. Banana Shake is ready to serve HEALTHY PALAK SOUP Ingredients: 2 bunches of spinach 1 medium size potato 150 g bottle gourd 1 tbsp of fresh cream for garnishing Salt to taste 1 tbsp pepper powder Method Cut and clean the spinach leaves and blanch using some water. Pressure cook potato and bottle gourd Grind the cooked spinach and boiled potato and bottle gourd into a paste. Boil in a pan, add salt and pepper powder. While serving garnish with cream THANDAIS Ingredients: 1 liter Milk 2-3 cup Water 1/2 cup Sugar 1/2 tbsp Aniseed 1 tbsp Almonds 10-12 Peppercorns A few Saffron Strands 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder 1 tbsp Dried watermelon seeds 1/2 tbsp Poppy seeds 1/4 Cup fresh rose petals

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Method: Soak sugar in 1/2 litre of the water used. Keep aside. Wash clean all other dry ingredients, except cardamom if using powder. Soak in 2 cups of remaining water. Keep aside. Allow all soaked items to stand for at least 2 hours. Grind all soaked ingredients to a very fine paste. (not sugar) Use a stone grinder (manual or electric) if possible. When the paste is very fine, mix remaining water. Place a strong muslin strainer over a large deep vessel. Press through muslin with back of palms, extracting the liquid into vessel. Add remaining water, a little at a time to extract more. Pour back some of the extract and press, repress. Repeat this process till the residue becomes dry and husk like. Add milk, sugar and rosewater to the extracted liquid. If using cardamom powder mix it in with the milk. Mix well. Chill for a hour of two before serving. Making time: 45 minutes Makes: 8 glasses (approx.)

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100 varieties of Tea New type of ‘Tey’ Restaurant

Tea festival at ‘Tey Restaurant’ Tea is a re-creater- KVR Tagore

In the present days customers are enthusiastic to prefer nutritious food prepared out of less fat and pure oil. There is a lot of demand for fresh vegetable mix, green salad, fruit juice, herbal juice of medicinal nature. They are conscious about their health and prefer highly qualitative food with less quantity. There is a change in the customer’s food habit according to their life style. They evince their attention towards the new environment. In addition to ayurveda and herbal infusions there are 100 varieties of tea like Green tea, Black tea, White tea; Oolong tea, Kuding tea, Burnt tea etc are available here. Perhaps you will find nowhere this kind of Tea Bar. Usually tea is prepared using milk and sugar. As of here without using milk and sugar, different kinds of fresh tea is prepared with Tulsi, Jasmine, Lime etc with good flavor and fragrance. Customers can taste hot, cold and mock tails in the Tea Bar. In addition to it there will be the sale of attractive crockery’s and rare collection of tea books. The Tey Restaurant is situated at 3rd block, Jayanagar (SM Towers, 1st floor, 11th main) near the Cosmopolitan Club and opposite to Deepam Silks. Tey is the brand name. There is availability of Tey Wine Dine multi cuisine Resto Lounge. Wherein 125 customers can sit at one time comfortably and an air conditioned Conference Hall dedicated for Birth day Parties, Kitty parties, Corporate Meetings. There is an availability of good quality and tasty tea leaves of Indian, Nepali, Chinese, Japanese and African countries. Customers can taste the qualitative

Recently tey restaurant held a Tea Festival , retired additional director general of police Sri K.V.Ravindranath Tagore inaugurated. senior journalist Lakshmana Kodase, senior industrialist. M.Thimmegowda Senior journalist S.Devanath, actor Danush, the directors of the restaurant Smt Deepa and Prasannakumar shared the stage. Chef Sunder, serial artists H.V.Prakash, Shimoga Bhaskar, Venkatachala and others were present. The whole event was organized by Mr.Nithin Nagaraja of Event U Rox.

hand crafted, herbal and ayurvedic tea. Different types of Italian salad, Italian pasta, garlic bread, pulka, Soup, Sea foods, Wine, desserts (Ice cream, Chocolate, Cake, Italian and European sweets) are also available. The objective of the’ Tey ‘restaurant is to serve with hygienic fresh tea and tasty food with good environment. The ‘Tey’ restaurant is being run by ‘Tea today India Pvt ltd’ company in the proprietorship of Sri L.Chandra murthy, Smt S.Gayatri, Sri Vishwasamurthy, Smt Deepa and Sri Prasanna kumar . The food supervision is made by noted chef G.Sunder. Buffet is the Tey restaurants specialty. In addition to the home delivery our team of cooks will come to the customers place and prepare different types of food and serve. Contact address: Deepa Prasannakumar, Director Mobile- 8861586550, Land line - 080 41707478 Email- Enquiries @teytea.com, Website - www.Teytea.com

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For details contact: DR.AGARWAL HOSPITALS & GENE RESEARCH FOUNDATION 15 EAGLE ST, LANGFORD TOWN BANGALORE -560025 PHONE 080-22223100,   22240736 MOBILE: 9845010510 agarwalhospitals@gmail.com www.dragarwal.in www.managene.org ªª GENE THERAPY: - Agarwal hospitals and Gene

Gene therapy for Hypertension

Research Foundation have pioneered many arenas of research in 4 generations.    DNA – GENE THERAPY brings in a research and development carried out for 23 years clinically significant on 13000 patients.   Retinopathy being a very large arena where progressive vision loss is  leaves the patient blind. However with Mana (DNA activator) a patient’s one drop of blood from the finger is taken, creating the patient’s own healthy fetal DNA which has the propensity to regenerate and repair the patient.  In this way loss of life and vision are allayed and the patients starts to improve. The course takes 10 injections given subcutaneously. The purest form of medicine is that which is given as injection and the king of all molecules is the DNA, in GENE THERAPY these two are combined in giving the patient relief within the course of 10 injections. ªª Blood pressure: - Worldwide, raised blood pressure is estimated to cause 7.5 million deaths, about 12.8% of the total of all deaths. This accounts for 57 million disability adjusted life years (DALYS) or 3.7% of total DALYS. Raised blood pressure is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease and ischemic as well as hemorrhagic stroke. Blood pressure levels have been shown to be positively and continuously related to the risk for stroke and coronary heart disease. Across the WHO regions, the prevalence of raised blood pressure was highest in Africa, where it was 46% for both sexes combined. Both men and women have high rates of raised blood pressure in the Africa region, with prevalence rates over 40%. The lowest prevalence of raised blood pressure was in the WHO Region of the Americas at 35% for both sexes. Men in this region had higher prevalence than women (39% for men and 32% for women). In all WHO regions, men have slightly higher prevalence of raised blood pressure than women. This difference was only statistically significant in the Americas and Europe. Hypertension  (HTN) or  high blood pressure, sometimes called  arterial hypertension, is a  chronic  medical condition  in which the  blood pressure  in thearteries  is elevated.[1]  This requires the heart to work harder than normal to circulate blood through the blood vessels. Blood pressure is

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summarised by two measurements, systolic and diastolic, which depend on whether the heart muscle is contracting (systole) or relaxed between beats (diastole). Normal blood pressure at rest is within the range of 100-140mmHg systolic (top reading) and 60-90mmHg diastolic (bottom reading). High blood pressure is said to be present if it is persistently at or above 140/90 mmHg. Hypertension is classified as either  primary (essential) hypertension  or  secondary hypertension; about 90–95% of cases are categorized as “primary hypertension” which means high blood pressure with no obvious underlying medical cause.The remaining 5–10% of cases (secondary hypertension) are caused by other conditions that affect the kidneys, arteries, heart or endocrine system. Hypertension is a major  risk factor  for  stroke,  myocardial infarction  (heart attacks),heart failure,  aneurysms  of the arteries (e.g.  aortic aneurysm),  peripheral arterial disease and is a cause of  chronic kidney disease. Even moderate elevation of arterial blood pressure is associated with a shortened  life expectancy. Dietary and lifestyle changes can improve blood pressure control and decrease the risk of associated health complications, although drug treatment is often necessary in people for whom lifestyle changes prove ineffective or insufficient. ¾¾ Signs and symptoms ªª Hypertension is rarely accompanied by any symptoms, and its identification is usually through screening, or when seeking healthcare for an unrelated problem. A proportion of people with high blood pressure report headaches (particularly at theback of the head  and in the morning), as well as lightheadedness, vertigo, tinnitus(buzzing or hissing in the ears), altered vision or  fainting episodes.These symptoms however are more likely to be related to associated  anxiety  than the high blood pressure itself. ªª On  physical examination, hypertension may be suspected on the basis of the presence of   hypertensive retinopathy  detected by examination of the optic fundusfound in the back of the eye using  ophthalmoscopy.  Classically, the severity of the hypertensive retinopathy changes is graded from grade I–IV, although the milder types may be difficult to distinguish from each other.Ophthalmoscopy findings may also give some indication as to how long a person has been hypertensive.  Diagnosis

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Tests Microscopic Renal urinalysis, proteinuria, BUN and/ or creatinine Endocrine Serum sodium, potassium, calcium, TSH Fasting blood glucose, HDL, LDL, and Metabolic total cholesterol, triglycerides Hematocrit, electrocardiogram, Other and chest radiograph

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Hypertension is diagnosed on the basis of a persistently high blood pressure. Traditionally,this requires three separate sphygmomanometer measurements at one monthly intervals.Initial assessment of the hypertensive people should include a complete history and physical examination. With the availability of 24-hour  ambulatory blood pressure monitors and home blood pressure machines, the importance of not wrongly diagnosing those who have  white coat hypertension  has led to a change in protocols. In the United Kingdom, current best practice is to follow up a single raised clinic reading with ambulatory measurement, or less ideally with home blood pressure monitoring over the course of 7 days. Pseudo hypertension in the elderly  or noncompressibility artery syndrome may also require consideration. This condition is believed to be due to calcification of the arteries resulting an abnormally high blood pressure readings with a blood pressure cuff while intra arterial measurements of blood pressure are normal. Once the diagnosis of hypertension has been made, physicians will attempt to identify the underlying cause based on risk factors and other symptoms, if present.  Secondary hypertension  is more common in preadolescent children, with most cases caused by renal disease. Primary or essential hypertension is more common in adolescents and has multiple risk factors, including obesity and a family history of hypertension. Laboratory tests can also be performed to identify possible causes of secondary hypertension, and to determine whether hypertension has caused damage to the  heart,  eyes, and  kidneys. Additional tests for diabetes and high cholesterol levels are usually performed because these conditions are additional risk factors for the development of  heart disease and may require treatment. Serum  creatinine  is measured to assess for the presence of kidney disease, which can be either the cause or the result of hypertension. Serum creatinine alone may overestimate glomerular filtration rate and recent guidelines advocate the use of predictive equations such as the  Modification of Diet in Renal Disease  (MDRD) formula to estimate glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). eGFR can also provides a baseline measurement of kidney function that can be used to monitor for side effects of certain antihypertensive drugs on kidney function. Additionally, testing of urine samples for protein is used as a secondary indicator of kidney disease. Electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG) testing is done to check for evidence that the heart is under strain from high blood pressure. It may also show whether there is thickening of the heart muscle (left ventricular hypertrophy) or whether the heart has experienced a prior minor disturbance such as a silent heart attack. A chest X-ray or an echocardiogram may also be performed to look for signs of heart enlargement or damage to the heart.

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Systolic pressure mmHg kPa Normal 90–119 12–15.9 Prehypertension 120–139 16.0–18.5 Classification (JNC7)[1]

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In people aged 18 years or older hypertension is defined as a systolic and/or a diastolic blood pressure measurement consistently higher than an accepted normal value (currently 139 mmHg systolic, 89 mmHg diastolic: see table —Classification (JNC7)). Lower thresholds are used (135  mmHg systolic or 85  mmHg diastolic) if measurements are derived from 24-hour ambulatory or home monitoring.Recent international hypertension guidelines have also created categories below the hypertensive range to indicate a continuum of risk with higher blood pressures in the normal range. JNC7 (2003) uses the term prehypertension for blood pressure in the range 120-139 mmHg systolic and/ or 80-89  mmHg diastolic, while ESH-ESC Guidelines (2007)  andBHS IV (2004)[52]  use optimal, normal and high normal categories to subdivide pressures below 140 mmHg systolic and 90 mmHg diastolic. Hypertension is also sub-classified: JNC7 distinguishes hypertension stage I, hypertension stage II, and isolated systolic hypertension. Isolated systolic hypertension refers to elevated systolic pressure with normal diastolic pressure and is common in the elderly. The ESH-ESC Guidelines (2007)and BHS IV (2004),  additionally define a third stage (stage III hypertension) for people with systolic blood pressure exceeding 179  mmHg or a diastolic pressure over 109  mmHg. Hypertension is classified as “resistant” if   medications  do not reduce blood pressure to normal levels. Hypertensive retinopathy  is damage to the  retina  and retinal circulation due to high  blood pressure (i.e. hypertension). The changes in hypertensive retinopathy result from damage and adaptive changes in the arterial and arteriolar circulation in response to the high blood pressure. ¾¾ Symptoms Most patients with hypertensive retinopathy present without visual symptoms, however, some may report decreased vision or headaches. ¾¾ Signs  of damage to the retina caused by hypertension include: ªª Arteriolar changes, such as generalized arteriolar narrowing, focal arteriolar narrowing, arteriovenous nicking, changes in the arteriolar wall (arteriosclerosis) and abnormalities at points where arterioles and venules cross. Manifestations of these changes include  Copper wire arterioleswhere the  central light reflex  occupies most of the width of the arteriole andSilver wire arterioles  where the central light reflex occupies all of the width of the arteriole, and  “arteriovenular (AV) nicking”  or “AV nipping”, due to venous constriction and banking. ªª advanced retinopathy lesions, such as microaneurysms, blot hemorrhages and/or flame hemorrhages,  ischemic  changes (e.g. “cotton www.bangalorehealthtv.com

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wool spots”), hard exudates and in severe cases swelling of the optic disk (papilledema, or optic disc  edema), a ring of   exudates  around the retina called a “macularstar” and visual acuity loss, typically due to macular involvement. Mild signs of hypertensive retinopathy can be seen quite frequently in normal people (3–14% of adult individuals aged ≥40 years), even without hypertension.  ¾¾ TREATMENT Most physicians would start the person on hypertensive medication where blood pressure gets controlled however there are complications from all chemical ingredients. Through Mana – DNA Gene Therapy the patient can undergo a relief since it uses the patients own blood as the raw stock thus allergic and side effects are rare. The patient gets relief from hypertension within the 10 injection course thus the progression of the disease is allayed.

Dr Ramesh hospital – IAGE Annual Conference

To commemorate WORLD HEALTH DAY 2013 – THEME HYPERTENSION,  N.A. HARRIS FOUNDATION, DR. AGARWAL HOSPITALS & GENE RESEARCH FOUNDATION conducted a SUPERCHEF healthy cooking contest at TOWER KITCHEN, UB CITY, BANGALORE,  on 6TH APRIL.     Prizes were sponsored by E-ZONE which is India’s largest retail chain in electronic goods. The SUPERCHEF contest cater to a healthy eating environment where contestants given similar ingredients to cook.

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Bangalore based Dr Ramesh hospital in association with Indian Association of Gynaecological Endoscopists – IAGE is conducting its Annual Conference and Workshop on 3rd, 4th and 5th May 2013. Venue; Hotel LalitAshok, Bengaluru. Dr. B. Ramesh, Organising Chairperson, says “ Endoscopy for every one, Everywhere in India” is the theme. by This scientific feast consist of one day live Workshop and two days Conference. The highlight of the workshop is 3-D laparoscopic surgery with live transmission so that all delegates can watch and enjoy 3D surgery on big screen. A variety of advanced laparoscopic, urogynaecologic, and vaginal surgeries will be demonstrated by experienced faculty. The two day scientific session will cover all aspects of gynaecological endoscopy.

Friday, 3rd May, 2013 Live Workshop - 3D Lap Surgery Live Relay Saturday & Sunday 4th & 5th May, 2013 Scientific Sessions Live Relay From Dr. Ramesh Hospital Bengaluru For details contact Dr. Punitha Rangaraj Organising Secretary Conference Secretariat or Dr. B. Ramesh, Organising Chairperson Dr. Ramesh Hospital & Research Institute No. 6/63,59th Cross, 4th Block, Rajajinagar Entrance, Opp. to MEI Polytechnic, Bengaluru - 560 010. Phone : 080-23151873, Mob : 99000 31842 Telefax: 23116750 E-mail: endoram2004@yahoo.co.in www.laparoscopicsurgeries.com www.iageonline.com

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NEPHROPLUS LAUNCHES STANDALONE CENTRE

ON the OCCASION OF WORLD KINDEY DAY, KIDNEY CARE SPECIALIST NEPHROPLUS LAUNCHES FIRST STANDALONE CENTRE IN BANGALORE ªª In Karnataka, there are around 10,000 patients

who undergo at least 70,000 dialysis sessions in a month. ªª Of the total patients suffering from renal ailments, only a meager 10% of them have access to dialysis treatment in the state. ªª Of the 10,000 patients that are on dialysis in Karnataka, 70% of them stay in Bangalore or have migrated from different parts of the state to Bangalore. ªª Patient survey in Bangalore: Most dialysis patients feel that kidney failure is ‘end of life’. They view dialysis as a stop gap solution before they decide to plug out of dialysis. ªª Some patient quotes: “I will be on dialysis till my son clears his 10th standard exams. After that I will stop dialysis,” says Rajanna, an auto driver. Another lady says, “I will be on dialysis till I get my daughter married off. After that I don’t mind if I die which is better than being a burden for my family!” This attitude of dialysis patients needs to change, says India’s leading kidney care specialist NephroPlus. More than 25% of patients at NephroPlus actually work full time or part time and hence they do not become a burden for the families. Good dialysis will ensure good lifestyle! Understanding the growing need to address and redefine the way dialysis is perceived and practiced, kidney care specialist NephroPlus today announcedthe opening of its first standalone centreat Basaveshwara Nagar in Bangalore. The occasion was also marked by the launch of NephroPlus’ campaign “A HEART FOR YOUR KIDNEYS”. The campaign is aimed at educating the public on the need to love your kidneys and how one can keep their kidneys healthy. Further, the event also witnessed NephroPlus urging the public to take an oath to be kind towards the kidneys. With less than 10% of renal patients receiving medical attention, the State of renal care in Karnataka is in a shambles. Infact, the state has around 10,000 patients undergoing around 70,000 dialysis sessions every month. However, the irony is that most of them do not have access to quality renal care forcing them to migrate to Bangalore for better treatment. Further, due to unreasonable costs and lack of understanding, most of the patients view dialysis as a stop gap solution further putting

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tremendous risk on their survival. Commenting on the occasion, Sandeep Gudibanda, Director Business Development & Co-founder NephroPlus, said, “With increasing incidence of renal ailments in the city and State, there is a huge need for focused quality renal care. With our expertise and global standards, which will be available at affordable rates, we hope to serve the people of Bangalore and the nearby areas. Apart from setting up standalone clinics, we are planning to partner with leading hospitals and medical colleges to set up more centres over the next 12 months in the State.” Says Dr. Anoop M, Senior Nephrologist & Medical Director, NephroPlus, Basaveshwara Nagar, “Unlike in the developed economies, renal patients in India view kidney failure as the end of life. At NephroPlus, our patient-friendly approach and treatment will ensure patients are able live a full filling life.” Equipped with the state-of-the art facilities and experienced professionals, the standalone centre aims to provide extensive kidney care and dialysis to patients, using some latest and effective techniques. The center will offer innovative dialysis modules like nocturnal dialysis (dialysis done at night) and short daily dialysis apart from the regular modes of dialysis. In the initial phase, the unit will operate with 10 beds which will be scalable up to 20 beds in the coming months. Around 15 doctors and support staff will be present at the centre to ensure best diagnosis and treatment for patients. Following the highest quality standards, the center will be monitored by NephroPlus’ highly effective remote monitoring system. The unique remote monitoring system monitors dialysis units including the machines and RO plants, and proactively manages health outcomes thereby ensuring ZERO cross infection. Apart from quality treatment, NephroPlus also initiates support group meetings providing a platform for patients to share their experience, to overcome their inhibition and boost their confidence in life. ¾¾ About NephroPlus NephroPlus (www.nephroplus.com) is India’s leading Kidney Care Clinics chain providing services like Hemodialysis, Peritoneal dialysis and Kidney transplants. With a strong commitment to quality, it is spearheading a change in the way in which dialysis is done in India. NephroPlus has 15 centres in South India and is coming soon to many other places across India. The goal of NephroPlus is to enable patients’tolive life normally, encouraging them to do things the way everyone does like work, travel and have fun. www.bangalorehealthtv.com

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spotlight on Kidney Disease

DaVita NephroLife puts the spotlight on Kidney Disease through free kidney tests all through March. It also a Human Chain for Kidney Disease on 14th March 2013. It is a little known fact that two out of every three cases of kidney disease are a result of diabetes and hypertension. Changing lifestyles and the prevalence of these diseases have increased the incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) drastically. Bangalore-based DaVita NephroLife, a leader in kidney care services in India had organized free health checkup camps at various locations in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pondicherry, Tumkur and Hosur between March 14 and March 31 on the occasion of World Kidney Day. Also DaVita NephroLife organised a walkathon, Bangalore. The camps focused on educating people about the dangers of untreated hypertension and diabetes for which special education material had been created. The kidney screening includes Serum Creatinine, Urine Routine and Random Blood Sugar – followed by a Nephrologist consultation. “It is unfortunate that the symptoms for kidney disease are vague and non-specific. The only way to know for sure is with a simple kidney screening test. With India being ground zero for diabetes and hypertension, we urge those at high-risk of chronic kidney disease to get themselves screened immediately,” says Dr. Topoti Mukherjee from DaVita NephroLife. Worldwide more than 50 per cent of people with

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diabetes are unaware of their condition and are not treated. About 40 per cent of people with diabetes will develop CKD which increases the risk of cardiovascular and other complications of diabetes. The number for India is much higher. There are roughly two lakh new patients who need dialysis or kidney transplants every year. “We are entering an era where CKD are making inroads into our daily nomenclature. The time to stop it is now – and unless we do something about it, it may be too late.Our real work lies in curtailing the onset of kidney disease – in which diabetes and hypertension plays a big part,” said ShriramVijayakumar, Founder & MD DaVita NephroLife. The same factors that increase obesity predispose individuals to diabetes and CKD, i.e. family history, presence of hypertension, lack of exercise and unhealthy dietary habits. It is important to identify these risks early to reduce the development of diabetes and CKD, as CKD greatly amplifies the risk of cardiovascular events in diabetic patients.

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About DaVita NephroLife: DaVita NephroLife is a partnership between DaVita Inc and NephroLife Care (India) Pvt. Ltd. that offers India’s first-of-its-kind renal disease management centre for Acute, Chronic, and End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). DaVita NephroLife brings together expertise in Nephrology, Dialysis, Urology, Vascular Surgery, General Medicine, Psychology, Diet & Lifestyle Management and Diagnostics. DaVita NephroLife operates 15 centers across 8 cities. DaVita NephroLife has centres in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pondicherry, New Delhi, Pune, Tumkur and Hosur. DaVita Inc., a FORTUNE 500® company, is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States. As of September 30, 2012, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 1,900 dialysis facilities, serving approximately 1,50,000 patients across the United States and the world. More information at Kartik sahoo Marketing manager 8095420095 www.nephrolife.in

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Nova Specialty Surgery – “Combat Kidney Disease” campaign Nova Specialty Surgery, has conducted ‘Combat Kidney Disease’ campaign on the occasion of ‘World Kidney Day’ march 14th . This special screening camp began from 14th March and continued till Dr. Mahesh Reddy the end of the month at both the Cofounder, centers at Bangalore situated at executive director Koramangala & Sadashivnagar. The kidney screening camp was also held for a day on 14th march at their out reach clinic at chikkaballapur in alliance with Jeevan hospital. The ‘Combat Kidney Disease’ campaign is a part of the promotional activities of Nova Specialty Surgery that aims towards serving the larger sections of the society with the latest developments in urology treatment. The camp included routine investigations such as whole abdomen ultrasound scanning and blood investigations, followed by a consultation by a Nova Specialty Surgery urologist. Dr. Mahesh Reddy, co-founder of Nova Specialty Surgery, said, “The theme for World Kidney Day 2013 is to ‘Stop Kidney Attack’. At Nova Specialty Surgery, we have become increasingly cognizant of a rising lack of awareness and several misconceptions about urinary diseases and the latest treatment modalities that are available. We come across a lot of patients of all age groups who are unaware or choose to ignore serious urinary problems till they assume dangerous proportions and reach advanced stages. Some people

are under the impression that these problems are solely due to ageing and therefore, untreatable and tend to suffer in isolation and silence. Many do not wish to discuss their problems considering it to be a taboo or social stigma and are also unaware of the latest minimally invasive treatment facilities available at super specialty centers like Nova Specialty Surgery. Unlike traditional open surgeries, minimally invasive procedures are safe even for elderly patients and are less morbid with shorter hospital stay. Also, a large part of the population is under the impression that these facilities are expensive while in reality, the cost difference as compared to traditional/open surgery is just around 20 - 25% extra with high safety measures and a faster recovery process with the state-of-the-art procedures.” this campaign was to raise an awareness about kidney diseases, thus leading to improved prevention and treatment across Karnataka. About Nova: Nova Specialty Surgery is a fully equipped medical facility located conveniently in your neighborhood. It brings cutting edge medical technology and internationally trained physicians under one roof to give patients easy access to quality and affordable healthcare. Nova’s medical services are based on the short stay surgery model that enables quicker diagnosis and reduces patients’ recovery time. This healthcare delivery system optimizes our staff ’s efficiency while reducing operational costs, thereby providing incomparable value and convenience to our patients. Nova Specialty Surgery urology center has its presence in 12 cities in India including Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Bangalore and Oman. Nova has a very versatile urology practice where all the urological conditions from reproductive problems in male patients to urinary issues in either sex is addressed. The most common procedures performed are endourological procedures, minimal access surgeries, keyhole surgeries for urinary stone disease, anatomical defects of the urinary tract, prostate diseases in men, genitourinary malignancies, female urinary tract disorders including procedures for stress urinary incontinence, comprehensive stone clinic and incontinence clinic, urethral stricture disease etc.

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HANDBOOK for health Good things to remember, the best ever for you and yours  Health:

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Drink plenty of water. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants. Live with the 3 E’s -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy Make time to pray. Play more games  Read more books Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day  Sleep for 7 hours.  Take a 10-30 minute walk daily. And while you walk, smile    Personality:  Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.  Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control...Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.  Don’t overdo. Keep your limits.  Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.  Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.  Dream more while you are awake  Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.  Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.  www.bangalorehealthtv.com

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Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.Don’t hate others. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.   Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra     class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.  Smile and laugh more.  You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.... Society: Call your family often..    Each day give something good to others.  Forgive everyone for everything. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of   6.  Try to make at least three people smile each day.  What other people think of you is none of your business.  Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.  Life:  Do the right thing!  Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful. GOD heals everything. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. The best is yet to come.. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.  Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy...

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