Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Homeopathic medicines work wonders for anal fissures

Cutting pain during and after passing stool with bleeding and itching is a very dis-comfortable symptom. And if a person has to go through this unbearable pain every time of passing stool then the life becomes miserable.
Anal fissure refers to a tear in the anus. If the person is constipated and stool is long and hard then he is more prone to anal fissures. Long hard stool is difficult to defecate and it causes tear in the passage. Repeated diarrhea is also the major cause in creating trauma to the anal lining and resulting in anal fissure.
Usually fissure heals on its own within a week like a small cut on skin heals on its own. Is a fissure does not heals for more than 6 weeks it is called chronic anal fissure. It is uncommon but heals with treatment.
How anal fissure look like?

drthind_anal fissure

Homeopathic medicine for anal fissure with pain after passing stool:
Sedum acre, aesculus and ratanhia are very beneficial remedies in reducing pain after passing stool. Ratanhia gives relief in both pain and burning.
Homeopathic medicine for anal fissure with bleeding from anus:
Nitric acid and phosphorus are good remedies for treating anal fissure with bleeding from anus. Phosphorus in mostly indicated when stool is very offensive.
Homeopathic medicine for anal fissure with itching in anus:
Sulphur is the best homeopathic medicine that deals with itching in anus due to anal fissure. Sulphur gives relief when itching is accompanied by burning in anus.
Homeopathic medicine for anal fissure with offensive anal discharge:
Silicea and paeonia are very useful remedies. These remedies are indicated when discharge from anus us pus like with offensive odour. Silicea is indicated when stool is very difficult to pass, stool passes out partially then recedes back.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Avoid Junk Food

Today all are quickly adopting and relishing junk or fast food as a preferred food of choice. Pizza hut, KFC, Mac Donald are a few of the fast food industries that are invading our community, mind and stomach. Although junk food is tasty to eat these are threats to health since they contribute in increasing prevalence of diseases and obesity. Once in a while it is good to satisfy our taste buds with junk food but regular consumption is not advisable.
drthind_fast foof

In today’s era obesity is the main concern especially in children. Junk food temptation is hard to resist. Now if you are becoming conscious of your health I will let you know how this junk food is harming your health secretly.
• Obesity: Loads of fats and calories are responsible for obesity. It is really easy to gain weight but hard to lose it. Obesity is the common cause of health problems.
• Diabetes: High level of sugar in junk food is responsible for increasing risk of diabetes. As sugar loaded food or drinks quickly increase the rush of sugar in body which over time increases insulin resistance.
• Decreased nutritional value: Fast food requires deep frying which kills the good effects of food and thus their nutritional value is low.
• High Blood pressure: Junk food contains increased level of salt and spices that is main culprit to raise blood pressure.
• Reason behind your fatigue: We need protein and carbohydrate to keep our body energized and healthy. Eating junk food on regular basis causes chronic fatigue.
• Poor digestion: Fast food lacks fiber which is very important for digestion. Oil, salt, spices and preservatives irritate the lining of stomach and causes gastro esophageal reflux disease and irritable bowel syndrome.
• Liver damage: Trans fat found in junk food results in fat deposition in liver and results in liver dysfunction.
• Risk of heart disease: Cholesterol and triglyceride increases due to junk food consumption. High cholesterol and triglyceride are risk factors for development of heart disease.
• Increases risk of cancer: studies show that chances of developing colorectal cancer increases due to frequent consumption of junk food.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Live Life Free From Social Anxiety

What is Social Anxiety Disorder?

Social Anxiety Disorder also known as ‘Social Phobia’, is the feeling of extreme nervousness or anxiety whenever one is in a social gathering. It is a mental state created by the person himself in which he tends to become self-conscious and is worried that he does not do anything embarrassing.

Social Anxiety Disorder

Who is more prone to suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder?

Person of any age can suffer from Social Phobia. It is not important that it may be present more in males or in females.
For a child Social Anxiety  may be reading in front of the class, for an adult Social Anxiety may be a presentation, speech or it may even be just a lunch with some people that he is new to.
At some point in our life, everyone suffers from social anxiety; the main issue is that how we cope up with it at that time and what impact it leaves on us and our life.

What is the cause of Social Anxiety?

There can we various causes of social anxiety, out of which the main cause can be the bad past experiences of one’s life, there are some people who learn from their past experiences but some do have a bad effect which leaves a mark on their personality for a long time as a result they develop symptoms like stage fright in which if they are asked to speak in front of a few people they are not willing to do so, as they are worried of their failure and do not want to feel embarrassed again.
Other causes can be:
-Environmental factors
-Upbringing by the parents
-Introvert peer group
-Change of working environment
-Fear of failure
-Financial status of the family
-Environment at home
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Sadness is like a drug that takes you away from reality.”

What are the signs and symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder?

The signs that show the social anxiety or social phobia are:
-Fast heartbeat, it is the most peculiar symptom of a person suffering from social phobia
-Trembling and shaking
-Upset stomach
-Cold, clammy hands
-Confusion, leading to under confidence
-Diarrhea which tends to reoccur before any meeting
-Muscle tension
-Shaky voice
-Insomnia due to tension of being in a social gathering
-Person prefers staying alone
-Person with social phobia finds it hard to make new friends
-Children hold their mother hands in family get together and do not interact with others
Sometimes the person is comfortable with the old friends but tends to be uncomfortable in front of new people as he thinks that he may leave an embarrassing impression on the person which makes him introvert, this is a sign of Social Phobia.

How to treat Social Anxiety Disorder?

Social anxiety disorder can be treated either by your own self or by psychotherapy and homeopathy.
You can work on coming out from social anxiety by being more and more in social events, participating in them properly.
For some who find it difficult to find fluency while speaking, daily loud newspaper reading is very helpful.
Psychotherapy along with homeopathy is one of the most effective means of treating social anxiety disorder
There are many medicines in homeopathy which not only help in releasing of depression but also help in developing self confidence.
Aconitum Napellus- Helps in treating panic attacks.
Argentums Nitricum- Helps children who have exam fear or any interview fear.
Gelsemium- Helps in people who have fear of going in crowds.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Ginger a Powerhouse of Health

Ginger, with its strong and spicy aroma, has its own place in Indian cuisine. Ginger may be used fresh or dried, powdered or pickled or in the form of juice or oil. Ginger tea is the most commonly used form, not to mention the ginger concoction given every time someone catches a cold.
From last thousands of years ginger has been used for the treatment of many ailments due to its therapeutic properties and preventive effects.
The most common properties of ginger are as follows
• Good anti-inflammatory
• Analgesic
• Antioxidant
• Anti-emetic property
Along with these properties ginger helps to decrease inflammation, swelling and pain due to its ability to inhibit prostaglandin and leukotriene synthesis.
Compounds present in ginger are helpful in suppressing allergic reactions.
Respiratory problems
The antihistamine property of ginger helps in treating allergies. It is well known that ginger helps in inhibiting the airway contraction and also stimulate the secretion of mucus. Ginger is very effective for persistent cough and sore throat.
Ginger juice is very effective for sore throat if given mixed with honey.
Treating nausea and vomiting
People who suffer from seasickness, motion sickness or nausea after surgery can treat these sensations just by adding ginger in mouth. Chewing ginger could reduce nausea and vomiting. Ginger is also very helpful in reducing bad effects of chemotherapy.
Preventing morning sickness
In pregnant women ginger is beneficial in preventing their morning sickness. But it is advisable to consult your doctor before taking it.
Remedy for loss of appetite
Individuals who have low appetite can get their appetite boost up by eating a fresh ginger before their meal. Ginger can get your digestion juices going and increase your appetite.
Aiding in digestion
Ginger helps in improving digestion by improving absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients and aids in digestion. One more property of ginger is that it helps in break down the proteins in your food. Ginger also helps gastric mucosa from ulcers by promoting mucus secretion.
Carminative property of ginger helps to relieve person from bloating and gas and reduce flatulence.

Reduce menstrual pain
If ginger is taken at the start of menstrual period it helps in reducing the menstrual pain in some women.
Relieve headache
Applying diluted paste of ginger on forehead helps to relieve headache. Ginger is also useful in treating cases of migraine also.

Ginger also helps to reduce joint pains and pains of arthritis in many people due to its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. If you want to relieve muscle or joint pain add some ginger oil into your bath.
Ginger root contains a very high level of antioxidants. Ginger has the ability to induce cell death (apoptosis) and suppress certain protein. According to some studies, ginger may be a powerful weapon against cancers.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

What Is Night Falls and How To Limit Its Frequency

Night fall is a very frustrating situation for young men; they feel embarrassed to discuss it with others. But there is nothing to be embarrassed about it as most men experiences night fall sometimes in their life. But if it continues it causes complications to health and weakness in reproductive system. Never self medicate yourself but contact your doctor and talk about your problem openly as only a doctor can guide you towards right kind of treatment. There is nothing to worry about it as it is a treatable condition in majority of cases.
If night fall occurs within a healthy limit, it is not considered a problem. Occurrence of night fall is considered normal in young age when hormones are at peak level or when an adult male is abstaining from lovemaking. But if a person is experiencing symptoms like lethargy, low libido, reduced sensation in genital region and burning sensation during or after urination then immediate treatment of night fall is required.
What is Night Fall?
Involuntary ejaculation of semen during sleep in the night or in the early morning is a condition called night fall. Night fall is a very common occurrence among teenage boys and adolescents. In majority of cases men suffers from night fall in adolescent age but very few experience it all through their life. Primary causes of frequent night falls are congested prostate gland, weak nerves and inability to control emotions. Because of these reasons when a male sees an erotic dream or get excited with a rubbing of bed sheet or anything he discharges involuntarily during sleep.
Normally nerves keeps the semen locked during normal and excited state. When the nerves get week it allows the semen to pass out easily. When the prostate gland becomes congested it results in passing out of seminal fluid easily on slight pressure or excitement. And the problem in controlling emotions causes a male to get too excited during sleep and results in night fall.
This weak nerve, congested prostate gland and poor mental health is a result of many factors, habits or practices. Factors that are responsible for night fall are too much intake of alcohol, tobacco or smoking, side effect of some medicines, some diseases like diabetes etc. If a male is involved in too much coition, masturbation or if he gets aroused few times in a day without ejaculation, the nerve gets weak. Factors responsible for poor mental health are obesity, lack of exercise, inactivity, and long sitting hours. All these things leads to frequent night fall.
Mental stress and depression are also among the common causes of night fall.
Limit the frequency of night fall:
• Start jogging or brisk walking for at least 30 minutes every day.
• Avoid watching erotic movies.
• Start doing Kegel exercise as it helps in controlling night fall.
• Practice of yoga is beneficial.
• Masturbate once in a while, it may help you.
• Relax your mind by listening to music or reading a good book before going to bed.
• Urinate just befoer going to bed.
• Avoid spicy food.
Benefit of Kegel exercise in night fall:
Kegel exercise helps in supporting and toning the pubococcygeus muscle, also knownas PC muscle. PC muscle is a band of muscle, it reaches from pubic bone to coccyx. The PC muscle in association with sphincter muscle helps in maintaining the healthy function of organs around the pelvic area. in addition to night fall kegel exercise also helps in relieving prostate pain, prostate inflammation, incontinence and premature- ejaculation.
To start the exercise fisrt locate the PC muscle. In order to do that try to stop the flow of urine midstream while urinating. The muscle you feel stretched is your PC muscle. Kegel exercise involves three actions- contracting, holding and releasing.
How to do kegel exercise? Squeeze the PC muscles, tight your urethra and anus and hold for three seconds. During this period of contration you should feel your muscle drawing upwards. Now release and relax the muscle for three seconds. Repeat this contraction and relaxation 10 times. Breathe normally while performing kegel exercise.
Home remedy for night fall:
• Drinking a cup of sage tea before bedtime is helpful.
• Having 2-3 cups of curd daily will help you.
• Take a bath before sleep.
• Consume 2-3 glasses of gooseberry juice in a day.
• Add raw onion in your salad, eating lots of onion reduces the chances of night fall.
• Pomegranate is a beneficial fruit in night fall.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Dental Care - Homeopathy

Hyperlipidemia, an excessive amount of lipids (total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides) in the blood has been associated with increased gingival bleeding .
There are lot of factors causing caries –
• Consuming  fruit-based sugary soft drinks
• Length of time taken to consume acidic drinks
• Consuming  starches: bread, crackers, cereal, pasta, fries
• Intake of long-lasting sources of sugars, such as hard candies, breath mints, and lollipops
• The level of salivation
Few measures for taking care of teeth from getting caries –
• Rinse well after every meal.
• Brush the teeth twice daily using correct technique and use dental floss. If proper cleaning of teeth is not done then food residues are left in between the teeth. Oral bacteria bring about certain chemical changes in this food residue producing an acid. This acid damages tooth enamel and leads to dental caries. This may not happen if proper brushing is done after each meal including breakfast.
• Calcium and Vitamin D are important in building up of teeth and bone, hence milk as a regular supplement will be a good step in dental care.
• Visit a dentist for periodic dental check-ups, at least once a year.
• Avoid hazardous habits like tobacco intake, smoking and pan chewing.
• Eating fruits such as apples, oranges, pears, and bananas
• Eating vegetables such as carrots, celery, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, nuts, and crisps
• Eating aged cheese or drinking milk
• Eating eggs and yogurt
• Eating of sugar-containing foods with meals rather than between meals
• Eating less sugar-containing food or carbohydrates
• Eating fruit instead of drinking unsweetened fruit juices that have sugar and that are acidic
• Drinking sugar-free tea or coffee
Homeopethic remedies can effectively treat toothache, dental abscess, mouth ulcers, gum infection (gingivitis), teeth-grinding are several other dental problems.
Belladonna -for redness around the gums and throbbing pains that come and go rapidly;
Coffea for unbearableble pains that cause the person to be very restless and that are temporarily relieved by cold water or ice in the mouth;
Hepar sulph for pain that is hypersensitive to touch and to cold; and
Arnica- For pain in the teeth after a filling
Phosphorus is ideal to prevent bleeding, especially in patients who tend to be easy bleeders.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Manage Child Ailments With Homeopathy

Vomiting of milk
Aethusa cynapium
As soon as the child drinks milk, he immediately vomits it out in curdled form. Exhaustion due to vomiting makes him drowsy. But a little later, he feels hungry again.
The mother feeds him milk again and again he vomits it out. At times constipation and diarrhoea alternate.
Calcarea carbonica
In this medicine also milk is vomited out in the form of curd.
But difference between Aethusa and Calcarea is that Aethusa child again takes milk after vomiting whereas Calcarea child doesn’t want to take milk after vomiting.
Besides , in case of Calcarea the child gets sweat on his head and his body smells pungent, which does not happen in case of Aethusa.
Diarrhoea or constipation It is common during dentition, not because of teething, but due to inclination to chew different objects from a sensation in the mouth which invites infection. At times, there may be constipation too. The following will help.
Chamomilla Peevishness Greasy, watery stools, green, with pungent smell. One cheek is red and hot, the other pale and cold. Vomiting and loose stools at teething time usually get cured with this medicine.
Calcarea carbonica Green loose stools with pungent smell. Sweat on child’s head is a specific symptom. Child is fat.
Magnesium carbonicum Body gives out a sour smell. Pain in stomach precedes loose stool, like griping. Green, watery, frothy, as the filth in a dirty pond.
Arsenicum album Undigested food in stools; as soon as child eats or drinks, he gets a loose stool. Problem aggravates at mid-night. Stools pale brown and highly putrid. Color of vomit is also pale green, like acid. Extreme thirst.
Caries of teeth
Calcarea fluorica
This is the the best medicine to cure caries of teeth affected with bacteria. If white enamel of teeth starts disappearing, give this medicine.
When the the teeth turn black; start decaying immediately after eruption; pain on touching, eating and drinking.
Early decay of baby teeth, they turn yellow or black and decay later; pain in affected tooth is also one of the symptoms. If the child is suffering from herpes and above symptoms are present, this medicine will give relief.
Extraction of teeth 
After tooth extraction, pour 20-30 drops of Calendula mother tincture in a cup of water and wash the mouth.
If bleeding continues pour 5 drops of Arnica mother tincture in water and wash the mouth.
Give Hypericum
200 every hour and pour 20 drops of Hamamelis mother tincture in a cup of water and wash the mouth.
Plantago mother tincture
It gives relief in every kind of toothache. Apply mother tincture on the affected tooth and rub it on the gums.
Mercurius solubilis
If swelling appears in the root of a decayed tooth, give this medicine. Crown of tooth gets decayed root remains normal. much saliva with thirst. Feeling as though the teeth have become along, increase of pain during the night.
Thuja occidentalis
Toothache due to decay of tooth at the root. Pain increased by tea, cold water and chewing too. Gums swollen.
Teeth get black; crumble, pain when touched; cold water is not tolerable. There occurs pricking pain in the roots of the decayed teeth.
Aconite, Belladonna, Cocculus, Calcarea Phos, Chamomilla, coffea, Hepar, Hyos, Ignatia, Merc, Nitric Acid, Nux Vom, Rhus Tox, Silicea.
Teething difficult
Calcarea, Calcarea Phos, Chamomilla, Ignatia, Kreosot, Phytolacca, Podo, Rheum, Silicea
Aconite, Antim Tart, Bryonia, Ferrum, Phos. 
Aconite, Antim Tart, Antim Ars, Ipecac, Kali Carb.
Complaints of eyes in children 
Argentum nitricum -
Great swelling of conjuctiva , swelling of eyelids , creamy discharge of pus .
Eyes swollen ,protruding , conjuctiva red , shooting pain in eyes
Thick , profuse , bland discharge , itching and burning in eyes , lids inflamed and agglutinated . Flu in children
Arsenicum album
Great prostration with extreme chilliness and a thirst for frequent sips of warm drinks. The eyes and nose stream with watery, acrid discharges. Feels irritable and anxious.
Flu comes on slowly.
Aching pains in all the joints are worse for the slightest motion. Painful dry cough that makes the head hurt.
Extreme thirst at infrequent intervals.
Feels intensely irritable and wants to be alone.
Eupatorium perfoliatum
The pains are so severe it feels as if the bones are broken.
The muscles ache and feel sore and bruised as well.
A bursting headache with sore, aching eyeballs.
The nose runs with much sneezing, and the chest feels
sore and raw.
Thirsty for cold water even though it brings on violent chills in the small of the back.
Ferrum phosphoricum
A fever develops, a flu is likely but the symptoms aren’t clearly developed yet .
Flu comes on slowly especially when the weather changes from cold to warm.
The muscles feel weak and achy.
There’s a great feeling of heaviness everywhere—the head (which aches dully), limbs, eyelids etc.
No thirst at all.
Fever alternating with chills and shivers that run up and down the spine.
Rhus toxicodendron
Flu in cold damp weather.
Great restlessness: aching and stiffness in the joints is worse for first motion, it eases with continued motion and then they feel weak and have to rest after which they stiffen and have to move again.
Pains are better for warmth.
Feels anxious and weepy.
Recovering from the Flu
Kali phosphoricum
Weakness after the flu with depressionChina Weakness after a flu with serious fluid loss (through sweating and/or vomiting).
Pale, wan and touchy.
Weakness after the flu. The flu symptoms continue with aching and dullness.
Treating ear infections in kids
Discharges are usually yellow or green, thick, and bland—not irritating.
They typically have little thirst or appetite, and they generally feel better in fresh, open air.
We think of Belladonna for illnesses with sudden, violent onset. The child is typically hot, red, and dry.
The pupils are often dilated.
The head is often hot but the limbs are cold. They are often excited and restless.
Hepar sulphuris 
Think of Hepar sulphuris when the child is chilly, sweats
easily, and often has an accompanying hoarse, barking cough. Discharges are
typically thick and yellow, and pains are often sticking .