Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Urinary Incontinence and its Treatment

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The problem of Urinary Incontinence or irregular outflow of urine is more prevalent in women than men. This is also known as stress incontinence in women. This problem is curable but generally the women conceal it due to shame or stigma or social taboos or other reasons and the disease becomes serious. 

Up to 90% of the problem gets cured by proper workout and exercises. The public awareness is necessary for the disease because generally the treatment begins at later stage. 

In urinary incontinence the urine comes out even by sneezing, laughing or coughing. The patient afflicted with the problem feels the urge to urinate again and again and there is a problem to control the urine. This problem is prevalent in about 35% of the people above 60. 

This problem is curable but the mental state of the patient plays an important role in the treatment. The women having the problem visit the gynecologist or nephrenologist, but it is not their domain or subject. The problem is related to mind. 

The urinary incontinence occurs when the mind and sacral nerves do not have proper contact. It is treated by inter-stem modulation therapy in which the muscles related to controlling the urine, the sacral nerves and urine bladder are controlled. In inter-stem therapy the sacral nerves are controlled with the help of neuro stimulator. In this way the coordination between mind and nerves is achieved and the problem is resolved. This therapy is done on the patients when the medicine, yoga, exercises and change in diet becomes ineffective. 

How to remove open pores and acne marks from face

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The use of different home remedies for different skin problems helps in natural health and glow of skin. The open pores are very common in oily skin, because the oil glands in such skin are found to be very active and the improper care of skin increases the problem.

Rubbing the tomato pulp on skin reduces the open pores. To prepare tomato face pack, take a tablespoon each of sandal wood powder and calamine powder and mix it with tomato pulp. Apply the paste on the face and rinse off after drying. The daily application of this pack is very effective.

The appearance of acne on face occurs due to several reasons like oily skin, constipation, dandruff, hormone imbalance etc. However the acne are treated according to these problems. In order to dry the acne at home, prepare a paste of few dry and ground leaves of neem or Azadirachta indica or Indian Lilac with half a tablespoon of multani mitti or fullers earth and add few drops of rose water to it. Regularly apply the paste on face to dry the granules of acne. 

The ugly acne marks and pits are caused by peeling off the pimples. The pits are also caused when sometimes the pimples are found to be deeply embedded in the skin. These deep pits could be removed by the application of the paste of half a tablespoon each of barley flour and gram flour with a pinch of turmeric and a few drops of lemon and rose water. Rub the paste on face for a minute or so and then rinse off with cold water.  

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Dry Eye Syndrome and Eye Allergies in Winter

You might be having the dry eye syndrome in winter if the inflammation or irritation occurs in eyes or the things appear hazy or there is any vision problem.
Close Up of the Eyes
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These problems spread very fast in winter and should not be taken lightly.

We cover our entire body to protect it against the biting cold but the eyes remain exposed to the snowy winds and are subjected to maximum stress.

The outer surfaces of the eyes remain covered with a thin layer of liquid which is very important for the health of the eyes. The cold winds of winter evaporate this liquid film and the problem on dry eye occurs. Due to this situation the power of vision gets partly affected with chronic pain in the eyes.

The dry eye syndrome occurs due to dry cold winds outside and the dry warmth inside the house. The deficiency of moisture in the eyes is very damaging. This problem is very common among the people above 50 and the aged people become seriously affected by dry eye syndrome.

The dry eye syndrome also occurs due to prolonged use of computer. It is better to close the eyes for 1-2 minutes after an hour, while working on computer. Use the eye drops twice or thrice a day. It is better to cover the eyes with a piece of cloth for few minutes after taking a little break from computer and sip some liquid which may be juice or soup.

The eyes are the sensitive part of our body and a little care reduces several risks which may otherwise aggravate into serious problems. It is advisable to get the eyes tested from time. 

Eye Allergies in Winter

The effects of cold and winter are not confined to the body only, but it affects the eyes too. The problem of allergies in the eyes is very common. Conjunctiva is the very soft transparent outer skin of the eyes which acts as a transparent curtain between our inner eyes and the outer world. The allergies affect this outer layer of the eyes which becomes red and inflammation or irritation occurs in them. The water starts coming from the eyes.

At present the air pollution is drastically increasing and the dust and other foreign particles present in the air enter the eyes. It is better to keep the doors and windows shut. Remove the carpets from the room as the dust particles gets trapped in them. Keep the blankets and bed-sheets clean. 

Use the eye drops on the advice of doctor. Avoid the smoke pollution if allergic to it. Do not touch the eyes with hands and fingers. Never share the towels, handkerchiefs and eye cosmetics with others. 

The Problem of Dry Eyes

The tears nourish the eyes and keep them moist. The situation of dry eyes appears when the tears do not fall from the eyes. The symptoms of dry eyes are inflamma tio nor itching in the eyes, rough or dry feeling in the eyes and the appearance of few teas dripping up to the cheeks.
The eyes become tired by the end of the day. The eyes burn in smoke and the wax secretes in thm due to wind and dirt.

The cornia may get injured or serious infetions may appear or an ulcer may be formed in the eyes, if the problem of dry eyes is left untreated. 

Reasons of Dry Eyes
There are certain habits which cause the problem of dry eyes. During continuous reading or watching of television or working on computer, the eyelids are not closed or the wink is not taken. In such a no wink situation, the eyes become dry as the liquid in the eyes fails to spread throughout the outer eyeball to provide moisture to the eyes.
Other reasons of dry eyes are the use of contat lens and the laser surgery in which the nerves are cut off. Here too the eyes lose the rate or the power to wink.
The intake of the medicines of allergy or anti pregnancy pills also causes the problem of dry eyes.
The eyes remain dry during the period of pre menopause too, as this is the time when the hormonal changes occur in the body. The researches prove that there is a close relation between dry eyes and hormonal imbalances.
Some inflammation occurs during the infetions of eyes. In such a situation the eyes absorb all types of lubricants including the liquid present in the eyes.So save the eyes from types of infections.
1. Special treatments are need for the problem of dry eyes. Artificial tears are the only remedy for dry eyes in pre-menopause.
2. Include the foods contining omega-3 fatty acids.
3. Save the eyes from dust, smoke and dry environment.
4. Avoid sitting before television or computer for longer durations and take breaks after each half an hour.
5. Do not read the books for several hours without taking breaks.
6. Do not rub the eyes in case of inflamma tion. Rather wash them with cold water and give them rest by keeping them closed for some time.
7. Us glasses to save the eyes from the glare of computers.
8. Wash the eyes with mild soap only and do not rub the soap on the eyes.
9. Reduce the contrast of both the television and the computer.
10. Do not sit too close to the television and watch it in presence of enough light.

Pumpkin Helps in Diabetes

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Diabetes is a complicated disease, which needs constant care and attention. It is also called a silent killer in which the blood sugar does not remain under control.

The diabetic people should take extra care about their diet and eating habits.
Avoid preserved or junk food in diabetes.

Take masoor dal or split red lentil, broccoli, salmon, chia seed, sardine in diabetes as they are very beneficial.

The intake of pumpkin is very helpful in diabetes. It could be taken in many forms and the best one is to cook in in steam. Cooking pumpkin in and iron container gives the taste of vegetable and enriches it with iron. The pods and soup could also be made from pumpkin.
It contains vitamin A and C and is a rich source of potassium.

It has sufficient amount of vitamin C which regulates diabetes by controlling the levels of insulin in the blood.

The seeds of pumpkin contain iron and have not fats. It is good for the heart too. The crunchy snacks of pumpkin are also good.

The deficiency of insulin causes diabetes which is retained by the supply of sufficient amount of anti oxidants in the body.

Pumpkin is good for various allergies and controls the problem of indigestion too.
It contains plenty of folic acid which decreases the levels of nitric acid in the body and regulates the normal functions of the body. This is the special benefit of pumpkin.

Eating pumpkin once a week and not the excess intake of it will control the disease.