Save Life

According to the research, scientists have found that Earth is building up temperature equivalent to the heat generated in Hiroshima by Nuclear bombs as human beings are emitting more carbon dioxide. It is the duty of all of us to save the natural resources. That way we should stop global warming. Global Warming is the increase of Earth’s average surface temperature due to effect of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels or from deforestation, which trap heat that would otherwise escape from Earth.

Natural environment plays a vital role in the existence of life on earth. The following steps should be taken to save environment.

Save Water:

Water is one of the important sources for human life and it is also a precious gift to the mankind.The mankind should be educated to manage the usage of water appropriately. Save Water and save life

Save Trees:

Trees play a vital role in our life. They provide food and shelter to us. Trees are direct source of oxygen and rain. They consume carbon dioxide and refresh air from the pollutants. They maintain an ecological balance and also medicines which save human life. Trees help us in three ways -to clean air, soil and water. It is considered as one of the precious gift in earth.

Save Wildlife:

Wildlife is also a natural resource which helps in maintaining the ecological balance. Deforestation is one of the most important reason for the loss of wild life. We must educate people about the importance of wildlife.

Three important things to be done in a human life to save the life of earth is not to waste water utilize it to your means, plant more trees and prevent cutting down of trees, educate people about wildlife, save animals and provide food and shelter to them. In summer, place a cup of water for the birds and animals to drink.

Save nature it is the responsibility of each one of us.

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A Cure for Sterile Men

Sterile men can be treated effectively with homeopathic medication

In a growing and alarming trend, male problems are believed to be either solely or partly responsible in about 40% of all infertility cases. Over the past few years, there is a sharp rise in male infertility cases, which creates much stress and emotional trauma in many relationships. For a healthy and successful conception, it is important for both men and women to have optimum health.

Reproductive problems in men such as poor quality or quantity of sperm being produced, hormone disorders, obstruction, sexual dysfunction, etc can all prevent conception from taking place. The most common problems men face are low sperm count which maybe caused genetically, morphology abnormalities and the motility of the sperm.

Men with sperm defects are often treated successfully with homeopathy

Lifestyle changes, stress, obesity, pollution’s, lack of physical exercise and change in eating habits, smoking, alcohol consumption and accompanying ailments like diabetes and hypertension are found to be among the major contributory factors.

Homeopathy has a high successful rate in treating male infertility by improving sperm count, motility, quality and quantity of the semen. Homeopathy works especially well in those cases of erectile dysfunction (impotence) or ejaculation problems, where the case of sexual dysfunction is psychological such as depression, stress or anxiety of the performance. Homeopathy is ideally equipped to treat safely and gently without any side effects.

You, or someone whom you care about, may have already tried fertility treatment without success. If so consider Homeopathy and lifestyle changes and you could be very pleasantly surprised.

About the Doctor:

Dr. Anand is a reputed physician in the field of Homeopathy and has wide clinical experience in this field. He is specialized in treating various acute and chronic diseases without any side effects thus creating a ray of hope for the hopeless.
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For Further details contact
Dr. J. Anand, B.H.M.S
Dr. Anand’s Multi Specialty Homeo Clinic
Athithiya Medical Centre,
No. 310/311, !st Floor , Sathy Road, Ganapathy,
Coimbatore – 641006
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Benefits of Peach

Peach is a juicy fruit which is available all over the world. It contains rich source of vitamins, Minerals, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti fungal properties.

Protects Eye Vision
Peach fruit provides a good source of Beta carotene that is converted into vitamin A in the body. As we all know Vitamin A is important for eye health. Consumption of peach regularly helps us to get rid of eye related problems and improves your eye health.

Supports Digestive System
Peaches do a very good job in our digestive system. It removes the unwanted toxins from our body and cures gastritis. Peach contains potassium and fibre content to reduce stomach related problems such as ulcer, inflammations and also kidney related problems.

Maintains Body weight
Peach fruit is very low in calorie and it contains natural sugar which will not raise the blood sugar or insulin levels. If we include this fruit in our routine food it will burn excess fat deposits in our body and keep us healthy.

Reduces Inflammation
Peach has natural anti-oxidantand anti-inflammatoryproperties which cures joint pains, and swellings.

Prevents Risk of Cancer

Peach is a cancer fighting fruit. It has good sources of anti-oxidant which protects the cell from damages and prevents the growth of cancerous cell. Regular consumption of peach fruit helps us to be away from cancer.

Promotes Skin Health

Peach contains Vitamin C which improves skin tone and texture. We can directly apply it on the skin to get rid of pimples, dark circles, scars and spots. Rubbing peach directly on your skin removes the unwanted dead cells.

Improves Cardio-Vascular problems
Peach fruit contains potassium. Potassium regulates heart rate and blood pressure. Potassium deficiency in a person will result in heart failure, heart attack, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. Intake of peach fruit strengthens heart muscles and regulates blood flow.

Great Moisturizer & UV Protection
It contains vitamin A & C. It can be used for both dry skin and oily skin. Rubbing peach juice will give a natural glow. It is used as an ingredient in many cosmetic items. It also prevents the skin from harmful UV rays.

Prevents Hair Loss
Peach contains all vital nutrients for reducing your hair damage and scalp problems. A peach mask can make your hair soft and shiny.

Dental health
Peach contains minimal amount of calcium and minerals which is required for bones and teeth. Consuming peaches can cure dental problems and bone related issues.

To get all the health benefits from peach, consume it raw.

The Panchaboodha Treatment –A treatment Without Medicine

Panchaboodhaa
The Panchaboodhaa treatment can diagnose all sorts of diseases/ disorders which have affected the life force, energy, mind and body of any Human being. The Panchaboodhaa Pulse Diagnosis method can find out the acute and chronic condition of the disease and the same is cured without any medicine/Surgery.

What is the Panchaboodha treatment:
It is a newly invented, universal cosmic life force pulse diagnosis treatment method which is based on the physiology of the five elements’ ( six )energies in the human body.
This is done by sensing the five elements’ (six) pulse on the fore arm or on the wrist and diagnosing the root cause of the ailment. The patient is given a very small pressure on the relevant Panchaboodha  points based on the root cause of the disease. This Immediately relieves the Symptoms and cures the root cause in due course.

High Lights
1. Apart from the five elements the sixth element as mentioned in acupuncture is invented and the pulse along with the points of the sixth element are used in the treatment.
2. Apart from the stated six elements 4 more elements representing the internal life force of the human body and the cosmic energy in the human body.  Thus this treatment involves 10 elements’ energies. This is not organ pulse diagnosis method.

Beneficiary Curing
can diagnose the state

a) Acute
b) Chronic
c) The patients’ level of improvement immediately after treatment.
d) The rate at which the body is improving
e) What is the cause blocking the improvement
f) What is the required treatment?

All the above are diagnosed through the pulse of the patient

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This revolutionary treatment is invented by Prof. Dr. Aathi Jothi Babu.
Dr Jothibabu
AG Cosmic Clinic, Head Office, 94/C 23,
5th Cross, Rajaram Nagar,
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Hair Care Tips and Tricks

Hair Care Tips:

Olive Oil Treatment:

Olive oil contains anti-oxidants which prevents hair loss and is the best oil for dry hair; it keeps the hair moist and strong. Regular usage creates shiny and healthy hair. It strengthens your hair and provides flexibility and acts as a good conditioner too. Massage your hair with the oil so that it deeply penetrates into your scalp. For effective results do twice a week.

Amla:

Amla is filled with antioxidants and moreover is a rich source of vitamin C. It is one of the best ingredients that nature has given to enhance the beauty of hair. It nourishes hair from root to tip, stimulates growth, strengthens hair follicles and puts off dandruff and split ends. Additionally it is also supportive in preventing hair loss and premature greying of the hair. Use Amla oil and massage your scalp regularly. For better results leave it for 10 to 15 minutes and then take a shower.

Egg Treatment:

Egg contains vital proteins, vitamins and minerals. Deficiency of vitamin leads to hair fall. Egg contains essential vitamins like A, B, D, and E which play a key role in promoting hair growth and lessening hair loss. Research also states that the combination of the hair strand and that of egg white are similar.  An egg and yogurt mask left in the hair for 20-30 minutes is one of the best ways to improve hair health.

Good Diet:

Eating a balanced diet would supply the required vitamins and minerals to supply hair with all its needs to make the hair shiny and strong. Intake of protein and Iron rich foods helps to maintain the health of the hair. Fresh fruits, sprouts, protein rich foods.

Almond Oil for Strong Hair:

Almond oil has several nutrients and vitamins it allows you to grow strong and healthy hair. It is a good conditioner and keeps the hair shinier too. Massage the oil into your scalp for 15-20 minutes and leave it overnight and then rinse it away in the morning with regular shampoo.

Hair Care Tricks:

  • Use a good moisturizing conditioner
  • Prevent breakage and split ends by cutting off the edges monthly once
  • Avoid using Hair dryers and other tools damaging the hair strength
  • Don’t frequently colour your hair it will lead to severe damages to the chemicals present in it
  • Night care is very important, loosen your hair at night massage your scalp with required oils and rinse it off morning for better results.

Hair adds more beauty to the human body and nowadays it has become more than that. Hairstyle serves as a form of an individual expression.  It is important that you don’t miss out on your beautiful possession.

Aplastic Anemia – Causes & Treatment

What is aplastic anemia?
Before knowing about aplastic anemia, we should know the normal function of blood cells and bone marrow. Bone marrow is the factory producing all the blood cells continuously. Our body needs continuous production of red cells, white cells and platelets which are constantly released into the blood stream from the bone marrow. In the blood, these cells live for few days and lose their function and so they have to be constantly replenished. Red cells carry oxygen throughout the body. White cells fight against infection. Platelets prevent against minor bleeding from the blood vessels.
When the bone marrow stops working for some reasons, it is called aplastic anemia.

What are the causes of aplastic anemia?
This can be due to varied causes such as viral infections, chemicals, drugs, toxin exposure or inherited genetic damage etc. In a particular individual, it may be difficult to find out the cause.

Can the bone marrow function be replaced by transfusing blood?
No, not completely.Red cells can be transfused as blood. But even the blood if it is transfused repeatedly, it can cause lot of problems such as iron overload.White cells cannot be transfused unless in exceptional circumstances.Platelets can be transfused but can be present in the blood for few days only. In some individuals, due to antibody formation, platelets are destroyed rapidly within few hours in the body.

What are the complications in these patients?
Normally white cells are the policemen of our body, providing protection from various infections entering our blood from within our body (such as intestine, lungs etc) or outside our body through contamination of water, hand shaking or airborne infections. Without white cells, the bacteria or viruses are not easily killed in the blood and they proliferate rapidly and hence these patients have high risk of succumbing to infections. Also, they can get unusual infections like fungus and other rare bacteria which sometimes may need expensive antibiotics and antifungal treatments.
The platelets seal the holes formed in our blood vessels. Normally since the blood flows rapidly, numerous holes can be formed in the blood vessels on a continuing basis. They have to be sealed constantly to prevent minor or major bleeding from the blood vessels. Even though platelets can be transfused separately, on the long run, many patients develop antibodies to the transfused platelets. This is a big problem in aplastic anemia patients, as after repeated platelet transfusions, they become refractory to therapy due to antibody formation. Even though the normal platelet count is around 150-400, any platelet count of more than 20-30 is quite safe in the sense, spontaneous bleeding is uncommon with that level.
Due to the absence of production of red cells, these patients develop anemia. Even though this can be easily corrected by packed cell transfusions, too many transfusions can cause lot of problems, in the sense it will lead to iron overload. Iron overload can affect heart and other organs in the body.

Then how is aplastic anemia treated?
Aplastic anemia has to be treated according to the cause and severity. Genetic causes of aplastic anemia can be treated differently from acquired aplastic anemias.
In young individuals with severe aplasia, allogenic stem cell transplantation has to be carried out as soon as possible.
In patients who do not have a HLA match, or in older patients, intense immunosuppressive therapy is another option. Immunosuppressive therapy can be with Antithymocyte globulin (ATG) and cyclosporine or using cyclosporine alone.

How will I know whether I am progressing well or benefitted from treatment?
It will take usually 3-4 months for a response to occur. Till then you will need blood products and contact the doctor whenever you have fever or infections.

Can the disease come back even after treatment?
Unfortunately it can, in people who have immunosuppressive therapy. In those patients immunosuppressive therapy can be repeated again.
However there are certain indicators which will tell us the chances that you will benefit from immunosuppressive treatment. Your doctor will let it know.

Leukemia – Its Diagnosis and Cure

Is leukemia curable?
Certainly. Most leukemia are curable completely. Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia and some types of adult acute myeloid leukemia are curable to the extent of 75-80%.They are treated by a therapy called chemotherapy, which help in eradicating the bad cells from the bone marrow.

How is leukemia diagnosed?
The bad white cells are sometimes seen in the blood but at other times may be seen only in the bone marrow. Just like taking blood sample, bone marrow sample is taken by piercing a needle into the bones, usually in the pelvic bone.  Since the bone marrow is the birth place of all the blood cells, we can easily find out whether the blood cells are produced and maturing normally or not. If bad cells are seen, they can be stained to know the type of leukemia and processed further to see the chromosomal changes in them.

How is leukemia treated?
The initial therapy given as soon as the leukemia is diagnosed is called induction chemotherapy which is usually a combination of 2-5 drugs. They are either given continuously for 7-10 days or in a weekly basis, depending on the type of leukemia.

After the induction chemotherapy, the bad cells are killed and it takes around 3-5 weeks for the good cells to appear in the bone marrow. A bone marrow is repeated at this stage to see whether the bad cells are gone. If there are no bad cells, it is called remission. Remember ‘remission’ is not equivalent to cure. Even though the bone marrow shows no bad cells, there are still innumerable bad cells, present in the marrow but not visible to our eyes or even through the microscope. That is why treatment has to be continued for many more months.

The exact duration, number of cycles of chemotherapy has to be given etc. will depend on the type of leukemia and will be explained to you by your doctor. In general in acute myeloid leukemia, the chemotherapy cycles have to be given for 3-5 months. In acute lymphoblastic leukemia, repeated cycles are given for 4-6 months, after which the patient has to take tablets for 2 years.

What happens during chemotherapy?
The initial chemotherapy is called induction.Since the chemotherapy wipes off not only the bad cells but also the good ones, the patient will not have any good cells at all. This will be very severe during induction chemotherapy as even before starting therapy, the good cells are present only in a very small numbers. So till such time the good cells recover, the patient has high risk of infection (as there are no white cells) and also has high risk of bleeding (as there are very much reduced platelets).The red cells can be supplemented by transfusing blood.Platelets also can be transfused although they last in the body for few hours to few days only.White cells are difficult to transfuse routinely, but infections are treated with various antibiotics.

How do I know whether my leukemia has a high chance of cure or not?
This depends on various factors.As said earlier, the chromosomal damages in the white cells produce leukemia. Depending on the type of chromosomal damages, the leukemia are classified as good or bad types. Other leukemia is good or bad.In general good types have a high cure rate compared to the bad ones.

How do I know the progress of my disease?
The first stage is to find out the response to treatment. This can be done by assessing whether the “BAD LEUKEMIC CELLS” are cleared rapidly or not. This can be done by flow cytometric, cytogenetic or molecular assessment. Your doctor will explain in detail how it is being done.

What should the patient and the relatives have to do during treatment?

  • Follow all measures to prevent infections (as deliberated by your doctor)
  • Follow diet as advised
  • Remember “FEVER” occurring anytime during treatment is an emergency. Even if you are discharged, get advice from doctor regarding whom to contact and what to do if you get fever.
  • We advise most of the leukemic patients to resume normal work or studies after 5-6 months. If you have any MENTAL strains due to social stigmas or FINANCIAL strains, NEVER hesitate to discuss with your doctor as we have many “HELP” groups to tackle all your problems.

What will happen if I have a bad type?
It is important that your leukemia is recognized as good or bad within few weeks of diagnosis. Because, the bad types can still be cured, if very intensive chemotherapy is given. In some cases, bone marrow transplantation may be needed after the chemotherapy. Your doctor will tell you if you need one.

Department of Hemato oncology,
Coimbatore Kidney Centre

Acute Leukemia – What Is It?

What is Acute Leukemia?
Before getting to know about acute leukemia, one should know about the basics of blood cells in our body.
Our blood has three types of cells in it.

• The red cells are predominant and they help in carrying oxygen from the lungs to all the tissues of the body.
• The white cells fight against various bacteria and viruses entering our body and help to protect against infections.
• The platelets are the cells which constantly help in repairing any tears occurring in our blood vessels and so help to prevent any bleeding

The blood cells after circulating in the body are destroyed in our blood after some days. So they have to be replaced continuously. All these cells are constantly produced in the bone marrow. Bone marrow is a tiny space present inside most of our bones.

The blood cells have to be constantly produced in the marrow to keep the blood, function properly. If for some reasons, the bone marrow does not produce enough cells or produce bad quality cells, then various problems arise.

Leukemia is one condition in which the white blood cells in the bone marrow are produced in excess of what is needed. Not only they are produced in excess, but they cannot mature properly. These immature cells accumulate in the bone marrow and affect the production of other cells such as red cells and platelets.
This accumulation of immature or bad white cells in the bone marrow is called acute leukemia.

Why does leukemia occur?
Leukemia are produced due to abnormal production of white cells. Like a computer chip, each cell has a programme stored in the chromosome. This programme decides, how often a cell has to divide and how to mature and function. If this programme is damaged to due to some damage in the chromosome, leukemia occurs. Even though there are various causes, by which the chromosome can be damaged, in a particular individual it may be hard to say.

What are the symptoms of leukemia?
Since bad white cells are produced, they cannot function properly. Also they affect the production of other blood cells.
Defect in white cells make us prone for infections. So prolonged fevers can occur.
Reduced production of red cells cause anemia.
Reduced production of platelets cause spontaneous bleeding either from the gums or from other sites.
Since the bone marrow is rapidly expanded with these bad white cells, it can cause bone pains over the chest or in the back.

Does these symptoms always mean leukemia?
No, since various other causes can produce defect in blood cells, these symptoms never always indicate leukemia. That is why if these symptoms are there, a blood smear is examined and if necessary a bone marrow examination is done to diagnose leukemia.

How does infection occur?
Since the white cells are the policemen of our body, they fight against all the infectious organisms entering our body. Our body itself have lot of bacteria in the intestine and our nose may contain fungus. These normally do not cause infections, as even if these bacteria or fungus enter our blood, they are rapidly destroyed by the white cells. But when the white cells are very few or absent, these bacteria or fungus entering our blood can grow well, and can cause infections.

In addition bacteria can also enter from outside the body. So, patient has to follow the safety precautions, as supplied by the hospital, during the chemotherapy.

On our next article will give in depth detailing on the treatments and care. Stay tuned.

About the Author

The above article was written by Dr. Suthanthira Kannan R, MD, FRCPA, Consultant Hematologist and Transplant Physcician, in  Coimbatore Kidney Centre and Speciality Hospitals, Advanced Centre for Blood and Blood Cancers.

Line of Attack For Stopping Emotional Eating

Are you eating your feelings? Try these expert tips to help!

It sounds simple when someone tells you to eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full. But imagine a plateful of delicacies, the one that tempts your taste buds, it becomes utterly undoable.

Be mindful on what you Eat
A common issue with emotional eating is that we tend to overeat when we don’t focus on what we put in our mouths. Research states that people who swipe at their cell phones or stare at the TV gobble down up to 50 percent more food than those who focus on their meals! Best trick is to set your table even if it’s just for one to create an ambience in order to enjoy your meal.

Eat balanced diet
When we are starving, it’s difficult to make rational choices. Three healthy meals a day tend to save you from being ravenous in between meals.  Cravings occur for mostly foods based on sweet or salt content as they are not getting enough protein fiber and healthy fat. Protein is very filling, little amounts of fat send pleasure signals to the brain, and fiber slows digestion and keeps your blood sugar levels stable.

Set a timer before you dig in.
Research states that when we take 20 minutes break after every mouthful of food we would know if we are really hungry. It takes 20 minutes for the signals to reach the brain stating that it is full. Take breaks in between meals to reduce eating habits. Divert yourself by doing small works in between, like folding clothes, checking your email, etc. This will help your from refilling your plate more and more.

Keep a food journal.
Keeping a food journal might sound old but it does work. Tracking your food can help you cut down calories. Research shows that women who maintained a food journal lost pounds. It’s not just a food journal but it also helps you track your emotions. Jot down every food that touches your lip and for better results keep away the foods that you tend to reach during your cravings.

Cast out trigger foods from your house.
Study states that we tend to eat more of the foods we crave at the very sight of them. So it is better to keep them away or altogether banish them from the shelf or refrigerator.  Also don’t go to the grocery store when you’re stressed because your food swings will tempt you to stock up on cookies and crunch.

Exercise portion control
To keep you from gorging, split the chips or cookies into small portions and serve yourself only one portion at a time. The key behind this is that whenever you get up from the couch for more it might help you stop yourself from having it.

Don’t eat to give company
Study shows that there are more chances to stuff you in when amidst people who have the munchies. Also, it’s difficult for the people who would love to maintain social harmony by accompanying them even when they aren’t hungry. Leave away the guilt and sip a tea instead.

Play with your pets
Spending some time with your pets considerably decreases depression. This will prevent you from reaching food as a shoulder to feel better. Pets especially dogs help create oxytocin, the feel good hormone which automatically boosts your mood. In case you don’t have a pet, do something else that makes you happy, like getting a massage, pedicure or stepping out into the sunshine.

Be aware: your plate may be too full
Sometimes, the everyday things that you’re handling may also cause you to feel stressed which may eventually lead you to emotional eating. Recognize when you eat whilst feeling overwhelmed, take a step back and self-analyse. Jot down the things that bother you. Get rid of troubles that mess with your mind. Certain things we may not be able to get rid of, set boundaries. Seek professional advice if required, remember food is always an easy crunch, but to shed those pounds is breathtakingly tedious.