Health


Mmmm… Coffee, the aroma, the flavor! It makes our mornings so much better!But is our daily cup of coffee doing more harm than good? There is a lot of research concerning both the negative and the positive effects of coffee drinking.  (more…)

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Piles or Haemorrhoids (बवासीर) – name of pain and uneasiness. If you have this disease then this article might be useful for you

as well, I have gone through several forums, information and found few useful tips which can reduce symptoms of this disease, I have segregated tips in three types, i.e. easy to do remedies, time consuming remedies, Miscellaneous remedies

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Friends, please take appropriate precautions. Read the symptoms given below. Act immediately if you find any of these, as this virus can be cured if detected early.

Symptoms of Swine Flu

As swine flu spreads fast throughout the country, it is important to know the symptoms of the disease so you can recognize it in yourself and others at an early stage.
Usually symptoms of swine flu have generally proved mild. However a small number of patients may develop more serious illness.Many of these people have other underlying health conditions, such as heart or lung disease, that put them at increased risk.Typical symptoms are:

· A sudden fever – 100 degrees F or above
· A sudden cough

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This is something which we are not focusing in our daily life but can produce multiple problems in spine especially for those who have long sitting hours. Make sure that when you sit in your office chair your wallet should be not in your back pocket(Not only Wallet don’t sit with anything in your back pocket).
Your wallet can be real pain for your back and the waist, and it can even lead to shooting pains down the legs. Sitting on a wallet for prolonged hours every day can compress sciatic nerve which passes beneath piriformis muscle and leads to piriformis syndrome, low back pain & self-inflicted sciatica.

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One of my friend was telling the benefits of drinking Rum, he forwarded following article, I am not sure how trustful it is as I do not drink 😉 hope someone find it useful 😛

Note: benefit comes with moderate drinking only


http://www.rumwisdom.com/rumhealth.html

Healthof rum nutrition when consumed in moderation:
· Overall prolonged length of life-span
· Reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke
· Reduces risk of death associated with major health impairments
· Decreases the risk of someone acquiring Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
· Lowers the chances of an individual developing diabetes.
· Rum can be used as an antiseptic when not other antibacterial agent is accessible.
· A serving of rum can reduce anxiety and be worthy of a good night’s rest.
· Reduce the risk of cancer and increase longevity

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—Received through an email—

 

 

Dear All,
I would like to share this interesting discovery from a classmate’s son who has just recovered from dengue fever. Apparently, his son was in the critical stage at the SJMC ICU when his platelet count dropped to 15 after blood transfusion also.

 

His father was so worried that he seeked another friend’s recommendation and his son was saved. He confessed to me that he give his son raw juice of the papaya leaves. From a platelet count as low as 45 after blood transfusion, it jumped to 135 after drinking the raw papaya leaf juice. Even the doctorsand nurses were surprised. After the second day he was discharged. So he asked me to pass this good news around.

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–collected from Infy HRD health consciousness mail–

Dengue

Dengue Fever: a word of Caution
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DENGUE FEVER: A WORD OF CAUTION.

This disease is FATAL – even a delay of 8-10 hrs can put the patient in an irrecoverable position – so please take it SERIOUSLY. This is important for those who plan to visit Delhi in the near future…

CAUSE & EFFECT OF THE DISEASE
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The fever is caused by a mosquito bite. The Mosquito acts as a carrier of the Dengue Virus.The virus’s main affect is on the PLATELET production. Normally the platelets in our body last for about 4 days and the body replenishes them when required. This virus DESTROYS THE BODY’s CAPACITY TO PRODUCE NEW PLATELET’s (during the period it is effective). The PLATELET count for a normal person varies from 1.5 Lakh – 2.5 Lakh per unit volume. On getting infected the patients PLATELET COUNT STARTS FALLING. A PLATELET count BELOW 1.O Lakh /volume is ALARMING – immediate medical attention is required. A PLATELET count BELOW 50K is FATAL.

Note : A fall in platelet count PREVENTS FORMATION OF CLOTS – and this leads to HAEMORRAGE – which results into both INTERNAL & EXTERNAL BLEEDING – once bleeding starts the situation is almost IRRECOVERABLE.

SYMPTOMS

UNABATED FEVER is the most prominent symptom. Fever may also be accompanied with SHIVERING / BODY ACHE / ACHE IN THE EYES. Howver it must be noted that these symptoms MAY OR MAYNOT MANIFEST TILL VERY LATE. Appearence of RASHES ON THE BODY is a definative symtom – but again IT MAY NOT MANIFEST TILL VERY LATE.

The MOST RELIABLE symtom is A FALL IN THE PLATELET COUNT.

DETECTION
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The most reliable method of detection is to MEASURE THE PLATELET COUNT EVENING & MORNING – I reemphasize that PLATELET COUNT should be measured TWICE A DAY – since if it is Dengue then the PLATELET COUNT WILL FALL WITHIN 7-8 HRS. This fall may start at anytime during the course of infection and therfore keep on measuring the PLATELET count from the onset of the fever till it subsides.

NOTE: Please measure the PLATELET even if fever of any type occurs – do not w ait to verify if it is Dengue since you can never be sure. Also do not BELEIVE ANY DOCTOR IF HE SAYS NOT TO TAKE PLATELET COUNT DAILY – in my friend’s case the Doctor at Navin

Upchar delayed sampling of Platelet count which ultimately led to haemo rrage.

PREVENTION
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1. AS A RULE WEAR FULL SLEAVES SHIRT , SHOES and SOCKS. Cover as much part of your body as possible.

2. SPRAY YOUR HOUSES AND WORKPLACE WITH MOSQUITO REPELLANT.

3. REMOVE ANY STAGNANT WATER/ DIRT from your house or workplace.

CURE
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As is known to everybody VIRAL DISEASES HAVE NO CURE you only TRY TO SUBSTITUE FOR THOSE body functions that have stopped functioning.The ONLY cure is to CONSTANTLY REPLENISH THE BODY WITH PLATELETS. This requires giving BLOOD / PLATELET. Early detection and timely input will prevent HAEMORRAGE. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT HAEMORRAGE MUST BE PREVENTED BECAUSE ONCE HAEMORRAGE STARTS YOUR BODY PARTS WILL GET AFFTECTED AND STOP FUNCTIONING and finally it leads to Death.In my friends case detection was done only after bleeding started – this lead first to failure of his LUNGS, then an infection in the BRAIN, then the kidneys and finally the HEART.

INFRASTRUCTURE (Hospital & facilities)

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From Infrastructure point of view The machine which EXTRACTS PLATELETS FROM BLOOD is the most needed facility. Presently APOLLO, ESCORTS, DHARMSHILA & RED CROSS have these machines (These are those I know of – there maybe other hospitals as well.). At preset APOLLO is best placed to deal with Dengue patie nts since it has the dedicated machine for internal use and you do not have to run around for the PLATELETS – It may also deal with complication. Other good Hospitals are BATRA, HOLY FAMILY, and JASLOK.

All Blood Banks except RED CROSS charge money for a unit of blood. The charges are ranging from Rs 1200/- (at ESCORTS) to Rs 9000/- per unit (Note that you need to donate a unit of blood apart from this charge.). The platelet extraction process takes almost 5-7 hrs (in present rush times). Apart from this you need to arrnge for Donors – this is an arduos task. A patient may need anything from 10-50 units. of Blood/platelet.

CAUTION: Presently all Hospitals are overcrowded – APOLLO does not have any free beds and so is the case with BATRA, JASLOK, HOLY FAMILY. ICU beds are even more in short supply and therfore in the eventuality of the case being serous the difficulties are greater. In my friends case we could not get a ICU bed at any of the good hospitals and had to finally admit him at MODI, saket.

I reemphasize that the disease is FATAL and even a delay of 8-10 hrs can lead to loss of life. At this time taking PREVENTIVE MEASURES (covering the body, spraying) and measuring PLATELET COUNTS in case of fever of any type are the most important things to remember.

Total white blood cells count: In case of dengue, this test will reveal less than normal number of leukocytes (4000-10,000/cm) or white blood cells in the blood.

Also DO NOT TAKE ASPIRIN if you are sufferring from Dengue.
Drink PLENTY OF FLUIDS.

—-Keep your Health on TOP Priority —-

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This is written by Mayank who works in Ranbaxy. So go through it and know about the actual causes of HIV(AIDS).

The purpose of posting this to my blog is to make you aware of the nonsense stuff from the net, don’t panic if you find a Needle in the Theatre or some threatening note of infection.

From Mayank:

Dear Friends!!!

It’s good to be well informed about HIV. There was a story on junk some days back where it is said that a boy got infected by HIV virus by eating pani-puri. And there have also been rumors where people are affected by the HIV virus when they got pricked by an HIV infected needle in theaters which is rubbish.

So read along!

RANBAXY….

I have seen this below mentioned mail floating across group email & I feel its my moral responsibility to correct all misconceptions regarding

HIV /AIDS.

I can do this because I am educated enough to comment on this and for those who don’t know my profession …I am serving as Brand Manager (Product Manager) handling anti HIV/AIDS portfolio (called as Antiretroviral Drugs) in Ranbaxy.

Please read following points carefully & don’t send emails related to Medical ailments without having complete knowledge about it (even partial knowledge could be grossly dangerous).

* HIV (virus) requires *ONLY* *Blood or Semen* as medium to transmit from one body to another.

* HIV *can not* transmit even through *Saliva*(mucous) i.e. even if HIV-infected patient coughs or smooches and another person is exposed to his sputum (cough) or saliva, the virus still can not transmit because concentration of virus particles in sputum is almost NIL & exposure to air anyway kills virus in fraction of seconds.

* In case an HIV-infected person gets an injury (like the cut in below mentioned story) and he is bleeding, the virus can transmit to another person only if another person has a cut/wound in his body & that too when blood from both person comes in contact with each other* (this is also very very rare unless bleeding is very high) and not otherwise.

* HIV can *never survive in any other liquid* medium also other than blood or semen (& please for God sake … never in Pani Puri wala pani)

* Even if one drinks an HIV infected blood (or semen) of someone (ingest through Gastro Intestinal track), the virus can not survive in the acidic pH of stomach*. Highest extent of acidity is 0 (practically not possible) so imagine 1 as pH which is in our stomach. (This pH can burn your own finger in less than a second if you dip in that acid).

* Exposure of less than 1 second in AIR KILLS the HIV virus*(hence story of needle pricks in Cinema theatres is a crap). Even if blood from a wound (of infected person) dries up (*blood clot*), *the virus dies*and can not infect anyone else

* HIV transmission is *ONLY* an *INFECTION* i.e.entrance of virus in one’s body. It *DOES NOT MEAN AIDS*.

* An HIV-infected person (after entrance of virus) can progress to a condition of AIDS only after *8 to 10 YEARS *(not in 15 days as in the Pani Puri story)

* It is *not HIV (virus) that kills a human*…..the virus attacks immune cells (cells that fight against foreign pathogens/antigens) and hence a person’s ability to fight against infections & diseases slowly diminishes and person ultimately dies of a disease which could be as simple as TB

* Most importantly, HIV is no longer dreadful disease … it is “*CHRONIC MANAGEABLE DISEASE*” just like Diabetes or Hypertension.

* If there is anything you need to be careful from to prevent HIV is Unsafe sex*, *Blood transfusion* (check before taking) /Blood donation (use sterilized needles only) and any *blood contact during an accident *or so where amount of bleeding is very high.

Plz spread this message to avoid rumors and 2 educate people.

🙂

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