Purple discoloration of a urinary catheter bag is rare and can be alarming to both patients and healthcare workers. This phenomenon is known as the purple urine bag syndrome. It is associated with urinary tract infections occurring in catheterized patients, generally elderly females with significant comorbidities and constipation. The urine is usually alkaline. Gram-negative bacteria that produce sulfatase and phosphatase are involved in the formation of pigment, indirubin and indigo. Tryptophan metabolism is involved in the pathogenesis. We present two cases of this rare and intere
It can be called as" Purple urine bag syndrome" which is rare and is associated with urinary tract infection. The discoloration is due to the presence of indirubin and indigo within the urine. It typically occurs in elderly females with constipation and significant comorbid conditions.
It is better to put the patient on Piperacillin + Tazobactum, before that, a urine specimen should be collected ( Catherize urine, maintaining SOP ) and send for R /E , M / E and C / S. To evaluate the organism and resitogram, to find out the cause of septicaemia. If it is proteus vulgaris, in alkaline urine Nitrofurantoin is contraindicated.
Ideally selection should be based on c/ s reports.For empirical therapy piperacillin and tazobactam will be more appropriate.As this organisms produces Beta lactamase and tazobactam is inhibitors of this enzyme.
P mirabilis is likely to be sensitive to ampicillin; broad-spectrum penicillins (eg, ticarcillin, piperacillin); first-, second-, and third-generation cephalosporins; imipenem; and aztreonam
Purple urine bag syndrome. D is the best drug combination to tackle with gram negative bacteria
Proteus vulgaris is gram negative bacteria. Urine culture and sensitivity tobe done. Meanwhile Piperacillin-tazobactum should be given
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DIABETIC NEUROPATHIES. Diabetic neuropathies are a family of nerve disorders caused by diabetes. WHAT CAUSES DIABETIC NEUROPATHY. Nerve damage is likely due to a combination of factors. 1.METABOLIC FACTORS. : hyperglycemia, long duration of diabetes, abnormal blood fat levels and low levels of insulin. 2.NEUROVASCULAR FACTORS : Neurovascular factors leading to damage of blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients to nerves. 3.AUTOIMMUNE FACTORS : Causes inflammation of nerves. 4.MECHANICAL FACTORS : Injury to nerves as in carpel tunnel syndrome. 5.INHERITED TRAITS : That increase susceptibility to nerve disease. 6.LIFESTYLE FACTORS : Smoking, alcohol. SYMPTOMS. Symptoms depends on the type of neuropathy and which nerves are affected.Symptoms involve sensory,motor and autonomic nervous system. 1.Tingling, numbness or pain in the toes,feet,legs,hands,arms and fingers. 2.Wasting of muscles of hand or feet. 3.Indigestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea,c constipation. 4. Dizziness or fainting due to a drop in blood pressure after standing or sitting up. 5.Problems with urination. 6.Erectile dysfunction. 7.Weakness. TYPES OF NEUROPATHY. Diabetic neuropathy can be classified as 1.Peripheral neuropathy. 2.Autonomic neuropathy. 3.Proximal neuropathy. 4.Focal neuropathy. PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY. Peripheral neuropathy,also called distal symmetric neuropathy or sensorimotor neuropathy ,is nerve damage in arms and legs.Symptoms are *Numbness or insensitivity to pain or temperature. *A tingling,burning or prickling sensation. *Sharp pains or cramps. *Extreme Sensitivity to touch. *Loss of balance and coordination. Peripheral neuropathy also causes muscle weakness and loss of refle guyxes.Blisters and sites may appear on the numb areas of the foot because pressure or injury goes unnoticed.I f an infection occurs and is not treated promptly,the infection may spread to the bone and the foot may need amputation.Many amputations can be prevented if minor problems are treated in time. AUTONOMIC NEUROPATHY. Autonomic neuropathy affects the nerves that control the heart,blood pressure and blood glucose levels.Autonomic neuropathy also affects internal organs causing problems with digestion,respiration. urination,sexual response and vision. 1.HYPOGLYCEMIA UNAWARENESS. Normally,symptoms such as shakiness,sweating and palpitations occurs when the blood glucose levels drop below <<70 mg/dl.In people with autonomic neuropathy,symptoms may not occur making hypoglycemia to be recognized. 2.HEART & BLOOD VESSELS. Damage to the nerves in the cardiovascular system interferes with the body's ability to adjust blood pressure and heart rate. Due to this,blood pressuremay drop sharply after standing or sitting,causing a person to feel light headed or faint. Damage to nerves that control heart rate makes the heart rate to stay high , instead of rising and falling in response to normal body functions and physical activity. 3.DIGESTIVE SYSTEM. Nerve damage to the digestive system most commonly causes constipation. Damage can also cause the stomach to empty slowly,a condition called GASTROPARESIS. Gastroparesis can lead to persistent nausea and vomiting,bloating and loss of appetite. Gastroparesis also makes blood glucose levels to fluctuate widely ,due to abnormal food digestion. Nerve damage to the OESOPHAGUS MAKES SWALLOWING DIFFICULT. Nerve damage to bowels can cause constipation alternating with uncontrolled diarrhea, 3.URINARY TRACT & SEX ORGANS. 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Due to autonomic neuropathy,pupils become less responsive to changes in light.A s a result,a person may not be able to see well when light is turned on In a dark room or have trouble driving at night. PROXIMAL NEUROPATHY. Proximal neuropathy//lumbosacral plexus neuropathy //femoral neuropathy //diabetic amyotrophy causes pain in the thighs,buttocks,hips or legs,usually on one side of the body. FOCAL NEUROPATHY. Focal neuropathy appears suddenly and affects specific nerves,most often in the head,torso or leg. Focal neuropathy is painful and unpredictable.and occurs most often in older adults with diabetes. However,it tends to improve itself over weeks or months and does not cause long term damage. 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10 Amazing Benefits of Giloy: The Ayurvedic Root of Immortality “Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia) is an Ayurvedicherb that has been used and advocated in Indian medicine for ages”, says Delhi-based Nutritionist Anshul Jaibharat. In Sanskrit, Giloy is known as ‘Amrita’, which literally translates to ‘the root of immortality’, because of its abundant medicinal properties. “The stem of Giloy is of maximum utility, but the root can also be used. Its benefits and uses have even been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration)”, adds Nutritionist Anshul Jaibharat. Dr. Ashutosh Gautam, Baidyanath adds, “Giloy can be consumed in the form of juice, powder or capsules”. Know the benefits of giloy. Health 10 Amazing Benefits of Giloy: The Ayurvedic Root of Immortality By NDTV Food Updated: August 27, 2018 18:06 IST ￼ “Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia) is an Ayurvedicherb that has been used and advocated in Indian medicine for ages”, says Delhi-based Nutritionist Anshul Jaibharat. In Sanskrit, Giloy is known as ‘Amrita’, which literally translates to ‘the root of immortality’, because of its abundant medicinal properties. “The stem of Giloy is of maximum utility, but the root can also be used. Its benefits and uses have even been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration)”, adds Nutritionist Anshul Jaibharat. Dr. Ashutosh Gautam, Baidyanath adds, “Giloy can be consumed in the form of juice, powder or capsules”. Know the benefits of giloy. Here are 10 benefits of giloy, why this root deserves your attention: 1. Boosts Immunity Dr. Ashutosh says, “Giloy is a universal herb that helps boost immunity”. It is a powerhouse of antioxidants which fight free-radicals, keep your cells healthy and get rid of diseases. Giloy helps remove toxins, purifies blood, fights bacteria that causes diseases and also combats liver diseases and urinary tract infections. “Giloy is used by experts in treating heart related conditions, and is also found useful in treating infertility”. 2. Treats Chronic Fever Dr. Ashutosh Gautam, Baidyanath says, “Giloy helps get rid of recurrent fevers. Since Giloy is anti-pyretic in nature, it can reduce signs and symptoms of several life threatening conditions like Dengue, Swine Flu and Malaria as well”. 3. Improves Digestion “Giloy is very beneficial in improving digestion and treating bowel related issues”, says Delhi-based Nutritionist Anshul Jaibharat. Tip: You can take half a gram of giloy powder with some amla regularly to maximize results, or with jaggery for treating constipation. 4. Treats Diabetes According to Dr. Manoj K. Ahuja, Fortis Hospital, “Giloy acts as a hypoglycaemic agent and helps treat diabetes (particularly Type 2 diabetes)”. Giloy juice helps reduce high levels of blood sugar and works wonders. 5. Reduces Stress and Anxiety Did you know Giloy can be used as an adaptogenic herb as well? It helps reduce mental stress as well as anxiety. It helps get rid of toxins, boosts the memory, calms you down and makes for an excellent health tonicif combined with other herbs. 6. Fights Respiratory Problems Dr. Ashutosh further adds, “Giloy is popularly known for its anti-inflammatory benefits and helps reduce respiratory problems like frequent cough, cold, tonsils”. 7. Treats Arthritis “Giloy contains anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties that help treat arthritis and its several symptoms. For joint pain, the powder from giloy stem can be boiled with milk and consumed”, says Dr. Ashutosh. It can be used along with ginger to treat rheumatoid arthritis. 8. Reduces Asthmatic Symptoms Asthma causes chest tightness, shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, etc. which makes it very difficult to treat such a condition. “Chewing on giloy root or drinking giloy juice helps asthma patients and is often recommended by experts”, adds Dr. Manoj K. Ahuja, Fortis Hospital. 9. Improves Vision In several parts of India, Giloy plant is applied to the eyes as it helps boost vision clarity. All you need to do, is boil Giloy powder in water, let it cool down and apply over the eyelids. 10. Reduces Signs Of Aging Giloy plant contains anti-aging properties that help reduce dark spots, pimples, fine lines and wrinkles. It gives you that flawless, glowing skin you’ve always wanted.Anushrey Rana5 Likes18 Answers
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6 Health Benefits of Sugarcane Juice: A Promise of Good Health ndtv.com May 3, 2018 6:22 PM ￼ When I think of sugarcane juice, the first thing which comes to mind are the busy by-lanes of Karol Bagh, Delhi: vendors offering poor imitations of Gucci handbags and Rolex watches, women sprinting through the crowd trying to get from one shop to another, the faint smell of hot pooris and Punjabi chana, the constant high-pitched rings of rikshaw bells and a few dozen sugarcane juice (ganne ka ras) carts parked at every street corner. In the sweltering heat, I'd jostle my way to the sugarcane juice guy and watch him lazily operate an old-world juice machine that takes in one sugarcane at a time and pushes out beautiful green coloured cane juice that isn't just sweet and delicious, but also extremely nourishing and considered to be a real goldmine of health according to doctors, nutritionists and the school of Indian traditional medicine. India is one of the world's largest producers of sugarcane, after Brazil which is possibly why you'll find almost no companies which offer packaged sugarcane juice. It can be priced as low as Rs.10 or as high as Rs.40, but it's available through the country and not limited to one specific region. The top 5 sugarcane producing states are Uttar Pradesh,Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu andAndhra Pradesh. ￼ Sugarcane is one of the main crops used in the production of sugar: 70% of the world's sugar is made from sugarcane and the remaining 30% comes from the sugar beet crop. However, this isn't the case for the sugarcane grown in India which happens to be the second largest producer of sugarcane, after Brazil. A lot of the sugarcane grown in India is first used to make gur (jaggery) followed by khandsari (unrefined or brown sugar), and then sugar which is processed using chemicals and sulphur. The remaining fibrous mass can be used as fuel, or to make paper or sound insulating boards and in some countries its used even to make alcohol. Nutritional value of Sugarcane: The juice Sugarcane per serving (28.35 grams) contain Energy-111.13 kJ (26.56 kcal), Carbohydrates-27.51 g, Protein-0.27 g, Calcium11.23 mg (1%), Iron 0.37 mg (3%), Potassium41.96 mg (1%), Sodium17.01 mg (1%) (According to farmer.gov.in) Benefits of Sugarcane Juice If you search for sugarcane juice benefits, you'll find that it has been attributed as a natural remedy to a score of problems. It's rich in antioxidants so it helps fights infections and boost the immunity. It's rich in iron, magnesium, calcium and other electrolytes so it's great for dehydration. It helps cure the common cold and other infections and also fight fever as it boosts the body's protein levels. Besides these, there are a few more great health benefits of sugarcane juice that you must learn about: 1. Sugarcane juice is a diuretic which means that it helps treat urinary tract infections, kidney stones and ensure proper functioning of the kidneys. 2. According to Ayurveda, sugarcane juice helps strengthen your liver and is thus suggested as a remedy for jaundice. Jaundice is a condition where you find yellow pigmentation of the skin and membrane due to elevated levels of a substance known as bilirubin in the bodily fluids and is triggered by poor functioning liver. What sugarcane juice does is replenish your body with proteins lost and nutrients that it needs to recover quickly. ￼ 3. An Energy Drink - Sugarcane juice is rich in the good kind of carbohydrates, protein, iron, potassium and other essential nutrients that make it the ideal energy drinks. Especially in the summer months, a glass of cold sugarcane juice and really life both your health and your depleting levels of energy. It builds up plasma and body fluids and helps counter dryness and fatigue. 4. Ayurveda also suggests that 'sugarcane juice exhibits laxative properties thereby improving bowel movement and relieving constipation' (Source: ayurhelp.com). Sugarcane juice also has alkaline properties which means it's good for treating acidity and stomach burns. 5. It has a low glycemic index (GI) so it comes highly recommended for diabetics. A study showed that drinking sugarcane juice did not alter the blood glucose levels of diabetics drastically but you should check with your doctor before you start to drink some of this yourself. 6. Sugarcane juice is extremely rich in minerals which helps prevent tooth decayand bad breath. ￼Dr. Tapan Kumar Sau6 Likes13 Answers
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23 best foods to improve women's health timesofindia.com Aug 24, 2017 12:09 PM ￼ 20 Best foods to improve women's health (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) It is pretty clear that there exist both physiological and metabolic differences in both men and women. Considering the fact that a woman's body is different from her male counterpart, the nutritional requirements differ, especially because her body goes through the monthly menstrual cycle for most part of her life, preparing to conceive every month and then the menopausal phase. So here we have mentioned a few foods that every woman should definitely add to her diet. Green leafy vegetables: Enriched with iron content, green leafy vegetables like spinach have natural source of calcium, which are good for your bone strength. Not just this, these leafy greens are loaded with magnesium, vitamin K, vitamin C and phytonutrients that provides a package for your bone health. Whole grains: Including whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa, bran flakes and whole-grain breads increases the fibre content in your body. Another reason you should add whole-grains in your diet is that it improves the digestive problems. If your digestive system is clean, you can prevent flatulence, constipation and even colon cancer. Nuts: This delicious food is known as the powerhouse of essential vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. They are good for your bones and make your memory sharp. Almonds are loaded with bone strengthening minerals like magnesium and are a great source of calcium too. Walnuts contain excellent source of omega-3 fats, which result in preserving and strengthening bones. Pistachios are not only delicious but are high in magnesium, potassium and vitamin B6. So, eat a handful of nuts every day and improve your overall health. Eggs: Eggs provide a source of non-dairy calcium. They are enriched with vitamin D which promotes overall health. ￼ Onions: Onions have an amazing bone strengthening potential as they contain a certain type of polyphenol which boosts bone health. According to a study, eating onions once a day or more helps in improving your bone mass by 5 per cent. A study conducted on women above the age of 50 showed that those who ate onions regularly had a 20 per cent lower risk of suffering a hip fracture than those who didn't eat onions regularly. Blueberries: Want to slow down your ageing process? Then add blueberries to your diet. Blueberries contain an amazing anti-ageing property, called asanthocyanins. They also prevent memory loss, maintain blood pressure levels and improve motor skills. High in antioxidants, they fight against free radicals and wrinkles. Yoghurt: One of the oldest health boosting foods, yogurt should be eaten regularly. The 'probiotics bacteria' in yogurt helps in digestion, reduces inflammation and builds immunity. Yoghurt also has bone strengthening component - calcium and helps in reducing problems linked with irritable bowel syndrome, vaginal infections, inflammatory digestive tract disorders and stomach ulcers. Tofu and soy milk: A highly nutritious food, tofu is enriched with protein and iron. It also contains other minerals such as manganese, phosphorous and selenium which strengthen bones. You can also include soy milk in your diet as both these food items are an excellent source of non-dairy calcium. Parmesan cheese: Parmesan is a good source for calcium. And if you're watching your weight, add parmesan cheese in your diet. It is lactose-free, easy to digest and enriched with phosphate. Oats: Kickstart your day with a bowl of oats. Oats help in maintaining your cholesterol level as they are rich in soluble and insoluble fiber. Losing weight, maintaining cholesterol levels and improved digestion are some of the benefits that you get from eating oats. Tomatoes: Tomatoes help in preventing breast and cervical cancer. They promote heart health and protect against cardiovascular diseases. Milk: High in calcium, potassium, vitamin B12 and riboflavin, milk also gives you healthy bones, teeth and a glowing skin. Milk can lower the risk of breast cancer and colon cancer too. ￼ Bananas: Bananas are high in potassium which maintains the body's circulatory system. They are a great source of natural energy as they contain various vitamins, minerals and carbs. Bananas promote bowel health and relieve you from constipation. Cranberry: Cranberries contain a compound known as proanthocyanidins. This compound helps in preventing bacteria from growing in the walls of the bladder. Cranberries naturally prevent urinary tract infections and helps in promoting heart health. Broccoli: Another superfood, broccoli contains compounds that helps in preventing breast cancer. Enriched in vitamin C and A, it has low calorie content. Broccoli also have high dose of fiber, potassium calcium, and iron. Salmon: Salmon is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon promotes the health of the membrane of each cell in the body. Eating salmon protects us against various health problems such as heart disease, stroke and rheumatoid arthritis. Apples: Apples contain quercetin - an antioxidant which helps in boosting our body's disease-fighting abilities. Apples sharpen brain and those who want to shed extra weight, should add apples in their diet as they help to satisfy your hunger. Flaxseeds: Flaxseeds are loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. They have a disease-fighting compound called lignans and are considered as one of the best ingredients for women. They help to cut down hot flashes and lowers bad cholesterol. It also helps in fighting against breast cancer. Carrots: Carrots are a good source of complex carbs. They provide energy to muscles and potassium to control blood pressure. Enriched with vitamin A, carrots promote glowing skin, and slows down ageing. Avocados: Avocados are rich in the heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, which help in reducing belly fat. Avocados are loaded with potassium, magnesium, folate, protein, and vitamins B6, E, and K. ￼ Dark chocolate: Dark chocolate has heart-protective antioxidants which helps in reducing the risk of stroke and heart disease. It is also loaded with bone strengthening compounds like magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc and phosphorus. Dark chocolate helps in hydrating your skin, lowers blood pressure and boosts your memory. Green tea: Green tea helps in fight cancer and heart diseases. It also prevents dementia, diabetes and stroke. Keeping your body well-hydrated, it helps fight fatigue. Water: Keeping metabolic processes in our body intact, water is an essential component of our daily diet. Water helps in improving energy, removes toxins from the body and keeps the skin radiant and healthy. So drink at least 8-10 glasses a day and keep your digestion system intact. Report a problem ￼45￼dislikDr. Tapan Kumar Sau4 Likes10 Answers
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TOP 24 HEALTH WONDERS OF IZKHAR/LEMONGRASS- 1. Respiratory Balm: Lemongrass is rich in volatile oils, which have a beneficial, balsamic effect on the respiratory tract, alleviating certain conditions including laryngitis and sore throats. 2. Anti-Pyretic: Inhaling lemongrass vapors increases perspiration and lowers heat, relieving the symptoms associated with flu, cold and hay fever. 3. Relieves Pain: The analgesic compounds in lemongrass essential oils help alleviate muscle spasms, by relaxing the muscles, providing instant relief in cases of abdominal pain, headaches, joint pains, digestive tract spasms, and muscle cramps. 4. Regulates Blood Pressure: Lemongrass’ high potassium content promotes diuresis, which lowers and regulates blood pressure, stimulates blood circulation and reduces hypertension. 5. Repairs Tissues: Lemongrass oil increases the body’s ability to repair damaged connective tissue, by improving blood circulation, in cases of trauma to cartilage, ligaments and tendons. 6. Anti Septic: Lemongrass inhibits the growth of harmful micro-organisms(bacteria, yeast, fungal, parasites, etc.), quickly healing gastrointestinal infections, urinary tract infections and wounds, while preserving the beneficial bacteria. 7. Diuretic: Lemongrass is an effective diuretic (increasing the frequency of waste disposal through urine), effectively eliminating toxins and uric acid, cleansing and alleviating the digestive, liver, pancreas, kidneys, and bladder functions. 8. Relives Constipation/Indigestion: Lemongrass regulates intestinal function and motility, by destroying bad bacteria and parasites, repopulating the good bacteria in the colon, effective in curing indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, intestinal bloating, flatulence, stomach spasms, vomiting and cramps. 9. Antidepressant: Lemongrass tea has long been prescribed in alleviating anxiety and depressive symptoms as it contains nutrients necessary for effective nervous system functioning, and in calming stressed nerves. 10. Anti Cancer: Citral, a compound found in lemongrass, has shown to contribute in the death of cancer cells with no noted negative effect on normal cells. 11. Detoxifier: The anti-oxidant, anti-septic, and diuretic effects of lemongrass make it an important ingredient of any detox diet, as it helps cleanse and purify the liver, kidneys, bladder, pancreas, and increases blood circulation. 12. Fortifies Nervous System: Lemongrass essential oils contain nutrients like magnesium, phosphorous, and Folate, known to nourish and strengthen the functioning of the nervous system, improving concentration, memory and the brain’s ability to process information. 13. Analgesic: Due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-septic properties, lemongrass juice can be used as a valuable aid for treating toothache, muscle pain, joint pain, arthritis, gout and inflammation of the urinary tract. 14. For Women's Health: Lemongrass tea is excellent in providing relief from morning sickness, hot flushes, and in reduction of menstrual pain. 15. Insect Repellent: Citronella oil, extracted from lemongrass leaves and stems, is one of the most potent organic insect repellent, and can be found in soap, perfumery, and flavoring formulations. 16. For Anemia: Iron, essential for the synthesis of hemoglobin (the protein in red cells responsible for carrying oxygen throughout the body), is abundant in lemongrass. 17. For Diabetes: The purifying and cleansing effect of lemongrass tea, help to detoxify the pancreas and improve its functions, thus lowering blood sugar level in diabetic patients. 18. For Gastritis or Heartburn: A regular intake of warm Lemongrass tea therapeutically soothes, and gradually reduces the recurrence of gastritis, acid indigestion, and heartburn. 19. Anti-Cholesterol/Anti-Atherosclerosis: Lemongrass greatly limits cholesterol absorption from the intestines and also the oxidation of LDL-cholesterol in the blood, thus preventing one of the first steps in the formation of atheroscleroticplaques. 20. For Insomnia: Lemongrass purifies the body, nourishes and soothes the nervous system, and counters chemical imbalances which are the main reasons for insomnia. 21. For Weight loss: Some studies indicate that drinking lemongrass tea helps to melt fats through the detoxification process. The diuretic effect helps quick elimination of the toxins and waste in high volume, resulting in weight loss. 22. For Skin Care: Vitamin A, present in lemongrass, aids blood purification and circulation, serves as a refresher, clears up oily skin, and is effective in treating eruptions like acne, pimples, eczema and psoriasis. 23. Controls body odor: Lemongrass has been known to control excessive sweating, avoiding bad body odor. 24. Nutrient Rich: Lemongrass is an abundant source of vitamins A and C, folate, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and manganese; with minute traces of the B vitamins.Dr. Rummana Ansari9 Likes9 Answers