Osteoarthritis starts with affliction of articular cartilage Thinning Fibrillation Softening etc At this stage Antiinflamatory medication will help Physiotherapy for muscle strengthening and to keep joint supple Correct malalignment if any Braces may help Intraarticular Hyaluronate injection helps Intraarticular steroids in selected cases Diacerein is supposed to help in pain of OA and cartilage regeneration
First Steps Toward Osteoarthritis Treatment 1.Make Exercise a Habit. The best thing you can do for your joints is to stay active. ... 2.Lose Weight. Your joints will be much happier if you take some pressure off of them. ... 3.Eat Like an Italian. Foods that increase inflammation can contribute to heart disease, diabetes, cancer and joint pain. ... 4.Stay Positive. ...
In 1st stage OA physiotherapy will be more beneficial. If pt is having pain then give pain killers and start physiotherapy with that. Swd, ift for pain relief and if tender point is there go for US. With modalities start SQE, SLR in all 3 planes, prone knee bending, isometric abductor nd adductor initially 10 reps and then increase accordingly. After 10-15 days if pt is having less pain then start strengthening exercise and go for gait training.
Medications...ACECLOPHENIC 100.MG.+TRICHOLCHICOSIDE 4 MG + PARACETAMOL 500 MG .1 BD.X 15 DAYS. ** Pasko exercise. ** Weight reduction. ** 300 ml Milk regularly. * Vit.D...60000.IU. once fort nightly x 4 months. * Slow walk and rest.
1st stage OA needs to be manage by NSAIDs and physiotherapy Basically contributing factors like obesity overweight diabetes are to be managed Some of yogic postures are helpful Suppliment of vitd3 and calcium too helpful
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Health Benefits of Alfalfa Grass ............................................................... Alfalfa grass is a flowering plant that is very common and the alfalfa grass health benefits are plentiful. The following will uncover 5 surprising health benefits of alfalfa grass… It is a perennial plant, which means that it grows and blooms over the spring and summer. During the fall and winter, the plants die back. In the spring, they return from the rootstock. The basic benefit of alfalfa is that it is very nutritious when it is consumed. This plant is high in chlorophyll, micronutrients, and vitamins A, B1, B6, C, E, and K. It also contains calcium, iron, zinc, and potassium. Finally, it contains more protein than most plants. What Are the Health Benefits of Alfalfa Grass? Other than the nutritional value, alfalfa has several health benefits. These include: Anti-Inflammatory Properties: An alfalfa study was published in the July 2009 issue of Journal of Biomedical Science. The study was performed on animals that were injected with compounds that contained inflammation. The animals that were not fed alfalfa sprouts had increased inflammation compared to those who were fed alfalfa sprouts. Bolsters Immune System: A study was performed and published in the March 2009 issue of “Lupus”. During this study, animals were injected with alfalfa sprout ethyl acetate extract. The scientists doing this study wanted to see if alfalfa sprouts could be beneficial for people who suffer from autoimmune diseases, such as lupus. The animals that were given alfalfa had lower T-cell counts at the end of the study. Antioxidant Effects and Radiation Protection: A study was conducted in Turkey, and the results were published in the February 2008 issue of Photocheistry and Photobiology. According to the study, alfalfa can protect the cells from damage from x-rays, due to its antioxidant properties. The animals that were given alfalfa before having an x-ray had less free radicals and cell damage than those who were not given alfalfa. Lower Cholesterol: High cholesterol can lead to stroke and heart disease. A study was performed and published in the May 1087 issue of Atherosclerosis. According to the study, patients with high cholesterol were given alfalfa for 8 weeks. At the end of the study, their LDL, also known as bad cholesterol, dropped by 30 percent. After the study, the patients stopped eating alfalfa, and their cholesterol returned to the previous levels before the study was conducted. The study indicated that regular consumption of alfalfa could successfully reduce cholesterol. Improves Certain Medical Conditions: Alfalfa has been used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including kidney, bladder, and prostate conditions. It can also increase urine flow. Patients with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, upset stomach, and asthma can benefit from alfalfa. Side Effects of Alfalfa Grass Alfalfa is relatively safe for adults. However, if you take large amounts of alfalfa for a long period of time, the seeds can cause a reaction that is similar to lupus. Also, alfalfa can make the skin more sensitive to the sun. It is important for light skinned people to wear sunblock when going outdoors. Patients who are pregnant should avoid alfalfa. There is evidence that alfalfa can act like estrogen, which can have a negative effect on the pregnancy. Its estrogen effect can also be harmful for patients who suffer from breast cancer, uterine cancer, and ovarian cancer. If you have diabetes, you should check your blood sugar levels often, as alfalfa can lower your blood sugar. You may think that you are eating right, and your blood sugar levels are fine, but the alfalfa can have an effect on it. Patients who have had a kidney transplant should avoid consuming anything with alfalfa. There has been one reported case of a patient who had a transplant and rejected it due to their consumption of alfalfa. Because alfalfa boosts the immune system, it can make the anti-drugs that are given after the surgery, less effective. How to Take Alfalfa Grass The most common way to ingest alfalfa is to add alfalfa sprouts to a salad. You can also purchase alfalfa supplements and take them with your daily multivitamin. Alfalfa Grass in Green Powder Drinks If salad is not your favorite thing to eat, and you would rather not take a daily supplement, you can purchase green powder drinks that contain the right amount of alfalfa that is healthy for your diet. Green powder drinks such as Total Living Drink Greens contain numerous ingredients, including alfalfa grass, which are rich in vitamins and nutrients. Just having a drink or two a day can greatly improve your health. Alfalfa grass grows all over the world, and is very plentiful. For years, many people did not know the many health benefits of alfalfa grass. As studies were conducted on this grass, more and more people began putting alfalfa sprouts in their salad, and even eating them on their own. As the health food industry began seeing the importance of this grass, many companies began using alfalfa in their green drink powders.Dr. Sanjay Kumar Mallick6 Likes22 Answers
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maybe informative #Leech Therapy Leeches are carnivorous or blood sucking annelid worms with pronounced ability to extend or contract their bodies. They are hermaphrodite in nature and are distributed all over the world, except the polar zones, deserts and altitudes exceeding 3,700 m. In India, about 45 species belonging to 22 genera occur. The common Indian species are Hirudinaria granulosa, H. viridis, H. javanica, and H. manillensis. These species are also common in Burma, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Haemadipsa is a land leech of the hills of Southern India. The medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis) is a European species which has been introduced into certain ponds and streams of the eastern portion of the United States. It is relatively large leech often growing to 10 or more centimeters in length. It feeds upon blood of a vertebrate to which it periodically attaches itself.Among Indian leeches, Hirudinaria granulosa has got medicinal properties. It is a common leech found in freshwater tanks, ponds lakes, swamps, and slow streams. It prefers shallow water and remains concealed under weeds, logs and stones. It is sanguivorous (blood-sucking), sucking the blood of fishes and frogs and also of cattle or human beings when they enter the pond. It is abundantly found in the states of Tamilnadu, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. Leeches are blood sucking worms with segmented bodies and belong to the same large classification of worms as earthworms. These can primarily be found in freshwater lakes, ponds or rivers ranging from 5mm to nearly 25 cm and have two characteristic suckers located at either end of their bodies. To feed, a leech first attaches itself to the host using the suckers. One of these suckers surrounds the leech's mouth, which contain three sets of jaws, each consisting of about 80 calcareous teeth that bite into the host's flesh, making a Y-shaped incision. Between the teeth, lie little openings through which the saliva is secreted. As the leech begins to feed, its saliva releases chemicals that dilate blood vessels, decreases the blood viscosity and deaden the pain of the bite. CLASSIFICATION OF LEECHES For the purpose of therapeutic application, Unani scholars have classified leeches into poisonous leeches and non poisonous (useful) leeches on the basis of specific characteristics. The features of therapeutically useful leeches are leeches with thin tiny head, emerald green colour, tiny and rounded like rat's tail and leeches found in moist rich places where frogs are in abundance. Leeches with long head, black, grey or green colour are described as poisonous. PROCEDURE OF LEECH THERAPY The legendary Unani scholar, Ibne Sina in his famous treatise “Canon of Medicine”, an encyclopedia of medicine which served as a standard text book of medicine in Europe till 17th century A.D, has described the procedure of Leech therapy in a very comprehensive manner and narrated the following steps of the whole procedure:- Pre-leeching procedure involving collection of leeches; preservation of leeches and selection of suitable patient. Leeching Procedure Proper Post-leeching Procedure involving separation of leech; vomiting of leech and control of bleeding. Ibne Sina narrated that leeches should be collected just one day prior to their use. Patient is advised to take light semi-solid diet prior to the procedure. The affected part to be treated is thoroughly washed with distilled water or with a solution of borax and rubbed until redness appears. If the leech is reluctant to attach, a tiny droplet of blood may be smeared on the part to be treated and then leech is applied. Usually, one or more leeches are applied to the affected area and left for half an hour. Once the leech is attached, it will likely remain safely in place until fully distended but it is essential to check the site continuously to insure that the leech hasn′t separated. Thereafter, the leeches are detached with a very careful manner by pulling them off or by loosening their grip with table salt, borax or heat but sometimes leeches detach automatically. The used leeches are then killed and disposed off. MECHANISM OF ACTION According to the Unani doctrine, leech therapy works on the principles of Tanqiyae Mawad (Evacuation of morbid humours) and Imalae Mawad (Diversion of humours). Tanqiyae Mawad means the resolution and excretion of morbid humors and excess fluids from the body, thereby maintaining the homeostasis in the quality and quantity of four body humors, which is actually responsible for the maintenance of normal health. Imalae Mawad refers to the diversion of the morbid fluids from the site of affected organ to the site where from it is easily expelled from the body tissues. Based on this holistic approach, Unani physicians have been widely using this therapeutic regimen for a number of diseases. The effectiveness of this therapy may also be attributed to the Mussakin (sedative) and Muhallil (anti-inflammatory) actions of saliva of leeches. However, from modern perspective, as proved by various research studies, the efficacy of leech therapy lies not in the amount of blood that leeches ingested, but also in the anticoagulant enzymes of the saliva that allow blood to flow from the bite after the leech is detached. Moreover, the saliva of leech contains about 100 pharmacologically active biological substances which contribute to the special property of leech. These include anticoagulants like hirudin, calin, inhibitors of kallikrein, hayaluronidase, histamine-like vasodilators, collagenase, and poorly characterized anaesthetic and analgesic compounds.[19,14] Hirudin is responsible for inhibiting blood coagulation and is employed as an anticoagulant in surgical operations and has been recommended for the prevention of phlebitis and postoperative pulmonary inflammation. Calin also inhibits blood coagulation but it is responsible for slow cleansing of wound by maintaining secondary bleeding for approximately another 12 hours. Histamine-like substances have dilating effect on the blood vessels and thereby cause the blood to stream to the bite site. In the mean time, the spreading factor, hayaluronidase acts to clear the path for the active and healing substances to penetrate. These substances allow continued bleeding for up to 24 hrs after the leech has been detached. Besides, a regional analgesic and antiphlogistic effect by these substances enforced by hayaluronidase as well as counter irritation might be possible. Furthermore, some of these substances have anti-inflammatory and other additional effects like lipotropic activity that can be used at atherosclerotic defects of vessels in ischemic heart disease and diabetes mellitus. The existence of skin visceral connections with the definite organ is well known. Through veins, the biologically active substances act on organ during sucking by leech. It promotes the improvement of blood circulation in the organ, renders thrombolytic, anti-inflammatory and immuno-stimulant action.Leech therapy reduces pain, stiffness, and joint dysfunction in people with osteoarthritis of the knee as reported by a new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine. INDICATIONS Leeches were thought to be able to cure everything from head ache to hemorrhoids. Ancient physician used to treat chronic skin diseases, eye diseases, musculoskeletal diseases, gynaecological disorders, ENT disorders, thromboembolic diseases, local congestive condition, as well as brain congestion and mental illness. The commonest indications of Leech therapy as mentioned in Unani classics are Jarabul Ajfaan (Blephritis), Dawali (varicose vein), Darde pindali (Painful Calf muscle), Malankhoonia (Mania), Qooruhe khabisa (septic wound, non-healing ulcer), Warm (inflammation) of organs, Khanaazeer (Lymphadenitis) , Warme Tajaweful Anaf (sinusitis), Warme halq (Pharyngitis), Bawaseer (Piles), Nawaseer (Fistula in ano), Daaul feel (Elephantiasis), at the biting site of poisonous animals, skin disorders like Qooba (Ringworm) , Saafa (Tinea corporis), Namash (Chloasma), kalaf (Warts), Narfarsi (eczema), Daul sadaf (psoriasis), Bars (Vitiligo), Wajaul Mufasil (Osteoarthritis), hypertension etc. Nowadays use of leeches in thromboembolic diseases (coronary artery thrombosis and Ischemic heart diseases), plastic surgery, replantation and other reconstructive surgeries is very famous all over world. CONTRAINDICATIONS Leech therapy is contra indicated in the treatment of certain medical conditions and diseases. These include hemorrhagic diseases, absolute hemophilia, pregnancies, severe anemia, hypotension, general fatigue, allergy to leech, active tuberculosis, mental disorders during acute episode, high temperature, immuno compromised patients, severely ill & bed ridden and in case of extremely fearful patients. According to some Unani physicians, certain sites of the body are also contra indicated for the leech application such as abdomen especially around the liver, spleen, stomach, intestine and buttock. In tropical areas, leech therapy has been prohibited as the site of leech may become infected. ADVERSE EFFECTS In spite of all the precautions taken, there is a risk of certain adverse effects and subsequent complications such as pain during treatment, local itching, hypotension, vasovagal attacks, anemia, super infections, allergies, sepsis, transmissions of infectious diseases, scarring and slight fever. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS In recent past years, various clinical as well as experimental studies have been conducted globally to evaluate the efficacy of leech therapy in various ailments using standardized outcome measures. The leeching has proved very beneficial in microsurgeries and different types of arthritis. In a study conducted in Germany, the effectiveness of leech therapy in osteoarthritis of knee was established. The patients (n = 51) received a single sting of leeches (4 to 6 in number). The primary end point pain at 7th day was reduced from 53.5±13.7 to 19.3±12.2 in leeching group compared to the control group where the pain was reduced from 51.5±16.8 to 42.4±19.7 with topical diclofenac application. In another study, the hirudin was tested for thrombin inhibition in synovial inflammation in Antigen Induced Arthritis (AIA). The study was conducted on animal models where experiments showed hirudin did indeed significantly attenuate the severity of AIA as measured by both 99mTC uptake and synovial histology. The intra-articular fibrin staining was reduced by hirudin treatment. There was a clear reduction seen in synovial inflammation by hirudin. The hirudin as a potential therapeutic agent for arthritis has also been advocated by K Scott, Professor in University of Auckland, New Zealand and synovial stimulatory protein (SSP) acting as auto-antigen, to which T-Lymphocytes from patients with rheumatoid arthritis respond, identified in synovial fluid has been found to bind to a hirudin-agarose affinity chromatography matrix. In India also, various studies have been conducted to prove the safety and efficacy of leech therapy in musculoskeletal and dermatological disorders on the basis of scientific parameters. A study from Kashmir valley, India has established the safety and efficacy of leech therapy in the management of frostbite. Another study from Bangalore India, has proved the safety and efficacy of leech therapy in the management of knee osteoarthritis (OA). In this study, 30 diagnosed patients of knee OA were subjected to leech therapy and the efficacy assessment was done weekly with the help of Western Ontario and McMaster University (WOMAC) OA Scale and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) Score. After the completion of treatment of one month, these scores were reduced significantly (p<0.05), thereby proving the efficacy of leech therapy in OA. Similarly one more study from India has proved the significant effect of leech therapy in the treatment of varicose ulcers. CONCLUSION It can be concluded that leech therapy has unique features that are easily recognized. It can be used effectively for the management of various disorders specially skin and musculoskeletal disorders where western medical treatment is of less value. It may be used for the restoration of normal heath through its prophylactic and palliative action. It may produce better results either singly or as an adjuvant with drug therapy in diseases like hypertension, thrombosis, atherosclerosis, arthritis, varicose veins, frostbite, skin diseases like dermatophytosis, psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo and in various surgical and traumatic conditions such as re-attachment of severed extremities, fingers, toes and ears. However authors suggest that it is the need of present era to develop standard operative procedures (SOP'S) and scientific parameters so that the efficacy of leech therapy can be proved in a rational mannerDr. Ruqqaiya Khan5 Likes9 Answers
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Friends today I am discussing about Avery disgusting problem said to be obesity. What is obesity? Obesity is an epidemic condition puts people at a higher risk for serious diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. BMI is a calculation that takes a person’s weight and height into account. However, BMI does have some limitations. According to the CDC, “Factors such as age, sex, ethnicity, and muscle mass can influence the relationship between BMI and body fat. Also, BMI doesn’t distinguish between excess fat, muscle, or bone mass, nor does it provide any indication of the distribution of fat among individuals.” What causes obesity? Eating more calories than you burn in daily activity and exercise (on a long-term basis) causes obesity. Over time, these extra calories add up and cause you to gain weight. Common specific causes of obesity include: eating a poor diet of foods high in fats and calories having a sedentary (inactive) lifestyle not sleeping enough, which can lead to hormonal changes that make you feel hungrier and crave certain high-calorie foods genetics, which can affect how your body processes food into energy and how fat is stored growing older, which can lead to less muscle mass and a slower metabolic rate, making it easier to gain weight pregnancy (weight gained during pregnancy can be difficult to lose and may eventually lead to obesity) Certain medical conditions may also lead to weight gain. These include: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): a condition that causes an imbalance of female reproductive hormones Prader-Willi syndrome: a rare condition that an individual is born with which causes excessive hunger Cushing syndrome: a condition caused by having an excessive amount of the hormone cortisol in your system hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid): a condition in which the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of certain important hormones osteoarthritis (and other conditions that cause pain that may lead to inactivity) Who is at risk for obesity? A complex mix of genetic, environmental, and psychological factors can increase a person’s risk for obesity. Genetics Some people possess genetic factors that make it difficult for them to lose weight. Environment and community Your environment at home, at school, and in your community, can all influence how and what you eat and how active you are. Maybe you haven’t learned to cook healthy meals or don’t think you can afford healthier foods. If your neighborhood is unsafe, maybe you haven’t found a good place to play, walk, or run. Psychological and other factors Depression can sometimes lead to weight gain, as people turn to food for emotional comfort. Certain antidepressants can also increase risk of weight gain. It’s a good thing to quit smoking, but quitting can also lead to weight gain. For that reason, it’s important to focus on diet and exercise while you’re quitting. Medications such as steroids or birth control pills can also put you at greater risk for weight gain. How is obesity diagnosed? Obesity is defined as having a BMI of 30 or more. Body mass index is a rough calculation of a person’s weight in relation to their height. Other more accurate measures of body fat and body fat distribution include skinfold thickness, waist-to-hip comparisons, and screening tests such as ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. Your doctor may also order certain tests to help diagnose obesity as well as obesity-related health risks. These may include blood tests to examine cholesterol and glucose levels, liver function tests, diabetes screen, thyroid tests, and heart tests, such as an electrocardiogram. A measurement of the fat around your waist is also a good predictor of risk for obesity-related diseases. What are complications of obesity? Obesity leads to much more than simple weight gain. Having a high ratio of body fat to muscle puts strain on your bones as well as your internal organs. It also increases inflammation in the body, which is thought to be a cause of cancer. Obesity is also a major cause of type 2 diabetes. Obesity has been linked to a number of health complications, some of which are life-threatening: type 2 diabetes heart disease high blood pressure certain cancers (breast, colon, and endometrial) stroke gallbladder disease fatty liver disease high cholesterol sleep apnea and other breathing problems arthritis infertility How is obesity treated? If you’re obese and haven’t been able to lose weight on your own, medical help is available. Start with your family physician who may be able to refer you to a weight specialist in your area. Lifestyle and behavior changes Your healthcare team can educate you on better food choices and help develop a healthy eating plan that works for you. A structured exercise program and increased daily activity — up to 300 minutes a week — will help build up your strength, endurance, and metabolism. Counseling or support groups may also identify unhealthy triggers and help you cope with any anxiety, depression, or emotional eating issues. Medical weight loss Your doctor may also prescribe certain prescription weight loss medications in addition to healthy eating and exercise plans. Medications are usually prescribed only if other methods of weight loss haven’t worked and if you have a BMI of 27 or more in addition to obesity-related health issues. Prescription weight loss medications either prevent the absorption of fat or suppress appetite. These drugs can have unpleasant side effects. For example, the drug orlistat (Xenical) can lead to oily and frequent bowel movements, bowel urgency, and gas. Your doctor will monitor you closely while you’re taking these medications. Weight loss surgery Weight loss surgery (commonly called “bariatric surgery”) requires a commitment from patients that they will change their lifestyle. These types of surgery work by limiting how much food you can comfortably eat or by preventing your body from absorbing food and calories. Sometimes they do both. Weight loss surgery isn’t a quick fix. It’s a major surgery and can have serious risks. After surgery, patients will need to change how they eat and how much they eat or risk getting sick. Candidates for weight loss surgery will have a BMI of 40 or more, or have a BMI of 35 to 39.9 along with serious obesity-related health problems. Patients will often have to lose weight prior to undergoing surgery. Additionally, they will normally undergo counseling to ensure that they’re both emotionally prepared for this surgery and willing to make the necessary lifestyle changes that it will require. There’s been a dramatic increase in obesity and in obesity-related diseases. This is the reason why communities, states, and the federal government are putting an emphasis on healthy food choices and activities to help turn the tide on obesity. How can you prevent obesity? Help prevent weight gain by making good lifestyle choices. Aim for moderate exercise (walking, swimming, biking) for 20 to 30 minutes every day. Eat well by choosing nutritious foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. Eat high-fat, high-calorie foods in moderation. Common and effective homeopathic remedies for weight loss Antimonium crudum. Argentum nitricum. Calcarea carbonica. Coffea cruda. Capsicum. Other homoeopathic medicines can also be given on the basis of totality of symptoms.Dr. Rajesh Gupta7 Likes4 Answers
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8 Amazing Health Benefits of Ginger You may know that ginger is a common ingredient in Asian and Indian cuisine, but did you know that it’s been used for centuries for its healing properties? Ginger has a long history of health benefits, including relief from nausea, digestive issues and pain. The most commonly used part of the plant for medicinal purposes is the root or underground stem, known as the rhizome. It can be consumed fresh, powdered, dried as a spice, or used in the form of an oil or as juice. If you don’t use ginger in your kitchen, here are 8 reasons why you might want to start! 1. Ginger Relieves Digestive Issues The phenolic compounds in ginger have been shown to help relieve irritation in the gastrointestinal tract. They help to stimulate saliva and bile production while allowing food and fluids to move through the GI tract more smoothly. In a study of 24 healthy individuals, taking grams of ginger powder before a meal accelerated emptying of the stomach, reducing indigestion by 50%. 2. Ginger Relieves Nausea Drinking ginger tea or even consuming raw ginger is a common and safe home remedy for nausea, especially during cancer treatment or pregnancy and morning sickness. A review of 12 studies that included a total of 1,278 pregnant women found that 1.1-grams of ginger significantly reduced nausea. 3. Ginger Can Relieve Pain A study conducted at the University of Georgia found that daily ginger supplementation reduced muscle pain by 25%. Ginger has also been found to reduce pain during menstrual cycles. Researchers also believe that ginger is effective at reducing the day-to-day progression of muscle pain. 4. Ginger Reduces Inflammation Osteoarthritis is a common health problem that involves the degeneration of the joints in the body, causing joint pain and stiffness. In a trial of 247 people with osteoarthritis of the knee, those who took ginger extract had less pain and required less pain medication. 5. Ginger May Reduce Risk of Heart Disease In a recent study involving participants with type 2 diabetes, researchers found that 2 grams of ginger powder each day lowered blood sugar and led to a 10% overall reduction over a period of 12 weeks. High blood sugar is a major risk factor for heart disease. With the effects of ginger on blood sugar, your risk of heart disease may be lowered by at least 10%. 6. Ginger May Lower Cholesterol Levels A 45-day study involving 85 people with high cholesterol concluded that 3 grams of ginger powder each day caused significant reductions in cholesterol levels. Researchers believe that ginger can aid in lowering cholesterol levels and reducing the risk of heart disease. 7. Ginger May Have Anti-Cancer Properties A substance in ginger known as 6-gingerol has been studied as an alternative treatment for several types of cancer. Research on this theory is still being conducted, but one study found that 2 grams of ginger extract each day significantly reduced pro-inflammatory signalling molecules in the colon. 8. Ginger May Improve Brain Function Oxidative stress and chronic inflammation are two factors that can accelerate the ageing process, and become a key driver of Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related cognitive impairments. Some studies suggest that the antioxidants and bioactive compounds in ginger can inhibit inflammatory responses that occur in the brain. In a study of 60 middle-aged women, ginger extract was shown to improve reaction time and working memory, suggesting that ginger supports brain health in multiple ways. Hope you liked this article. Start using ginger on daily basis for awesome health benefits.Dr. Jyoti Bajpai3 Likes4 Answers
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Diet for psoriasis There's no strong scientific evidence that specific foods can impact psoriasis, but there is evidence that losing extra weight can ease symptoms. Nutritionists and physicians recommend a healthy, balanced diet to control your weight and your psoriasis, as well as lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke (which are elevated in people with psoriasis). Best Food For Psoriasis Carrots and squash "A diet that's high in fruits and vegetables can have an anti-inflammatory effect,". And although there are no studies connecting fruits and vegetables specifically with a reduction in psoriasis symptoms, psoriasis is an inflammatory condition. Specific vegetables that might have inflammation fighting properties include carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, and broccoli. Fish and seafood Omega-3 fatty acids abundant in fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, sardines, and albacore tuna are the foundation of a heart healthy diet. Fish oils are thought to reduce inflammation and help the immune system, which is overactive in people with psoriasis. Given that psoriasis is also linked to a higher risk of heart attack and stroke, it's a good idea to eat fish at least twice a week. Grains Grains such as whole grain bread, cereal, and pasta; oatmeal; and brown rice are another component of an overall healthy diet. Like fruits and vegetables, grains also contain a variety of anti inflammation antioxidants and are high in fiber, which has been linked with lower inflammation levels and better regulation of blood sugar. Legumes such as beans and lentils also have antioxidants and fiber, so include them in your diet as well. Nuts and avocados Fats in general get a bad rap, but there are such things as "good fats." These include the polyunsaturated fats found in nuts, vegetable oils, and avocados, and monounsaturated fats found in soybean oil, walnuts, flaxseed, and certain fish. They're good for you in general (when taken in moderation, of course they still can pack in the calories). Stay away from saturated fats and trans fats, which may increase inflammation in the body. Blueberries Not only do blueberries have anti-inflammatory properties, but also lots of vitamin C, manganese (good for bone health), and fiber. All this while low in fat. Other fruits that may have anti-inflammatory properties include mangoes, strawberries, and figs. But you really can’t go wrong with any fruits, which are right up there with vegetables on the “good-for-you” list. Scientists are only just beginning to uncover other healthful properties of fruits. Blueberries, for instance, may also boost memory and fight heart disease.Dr. Dinesh Agarwal6 Likes17 Answers