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HOMEOPATHY IN TREATING ARTHRITIS

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What is Arthritis?

People who have arthritis tend to have swelling and tenderness in their joints. This is because arthritis causes stiffness in joint pain. Arthritis causes inflammation or degeneration (breakdown) of joints. Health issues related to arthritis are common in some body parts, such as Feet, Hands, Hips, Knees, and Lower back.

It is essential to understand that many types of arthritis and different kinds of arthritis have other symptoms. Some people might feel mild symptoms; for some, it can worsen.  The sign of arthritis also varies on the type of arthritis it is. The most common symptoms of arthritis are pain, stiffness, swelling, redness, decreased range of motion, and so on.

What are the Types of Arthritis?

Below mentioned are some of the common types of Arthritis:

Osteoarthritis

This most common type of arthritis damages our joint’s cartilage, impacting frictionless motion. It can also lead to bone grinding, thereby permanently halting the movement. Osteoarthritis can also lead to the deterioration of the tissues which connect the muscles to the bones and hold the joint together

Autoimmune Inflammatory Arthritis

It happens when the body’s defense system doesn’t work correctly. It affects joints and bones (often of the hands and feet) and may also affect internal organs and systems. You may feel sick or tired, and you may have a fever.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common form of autoimmune inflammatory arthritis, wherein the body’s immune system is working in attacking mode by attacking the joints. Getting an early diagnosis and starting the treatment early is essential to minimize the risk associated with Arthritis and prevent permanent damage.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

This is the type of Arthritis of the spine or lower back

Juvenile Arthritis (JA)

It is the type of arthritis found in children 16 years of age; this disorder is where the immune system does not work in the defensive mode but instead attacks the tissues around the joints.

Gout

It is a type of arthritis where some form of hard crystals of uric acid is formed in your joints.

Psoriatic Arthritis

 People with psoriasis- an autoimmune disorder of skin irritation- tend to develop Psoriatic Arthritis.

Getting A Treatment of Arthritis in Homeopathy

Taking homeopathy treatment to cure arthritis can be the best bet to fix all the possible side effects of the disease. Taking the proper medications to treat all symptoms of arthritis has proven to ease pain and stiffness in joints due to arthritis. The treatment provided by homeopaths to treat Arthritis is long-lasting, and the results start appearing within a shorter period. To get the best results from the homeopathy treatment, it is essential to complete the course of the prescribed medicine.

It is imperative to intake the right medicines for the required pain and follow the restrictions as advised by the homeopath to treat arthritis from the core of its roots. Homeopathy provides strength to the body’s immunity which further helps in easing the symptoms of arthritis. Additionally, patients must consider that homeopathy treatment works on the core level and will remove the diseases inside out instead of working on them from the superficial level and providing temporary relief.

Homeopathy Medicines for Arthritis

Below mentioned are the common medications provided to cure Arthritis:

Rhus-tox: It is the best medicine for backache; it is also a remedy for sprains, wrenches, and overexertion of muscles. It not only provides relief from backache but also helps with any stiffness, soreness, aggravation, etc.

Ledum Pal

This medicine is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. When rheumatoid starts by affecting our feet and traveling to the upper parts, such as the knees and upper joints of the body, it worsens by working on the swelling in the toes and ankles.

Bryonia

This homeopathic medicine is given for rheumatoid arthritis to ease all the swollen joints and joint membranes. This medicine works in a manner to reduce the inflammation of joints and remove the swelling.

Disclaimer: This blog has been written after performing in-depth secondary research related to the topic from various articles, blogs, and journals that have expertise in writing for healthcare. Suppose you have any health issues and any query related to homeopathy or arthritis. We strictly advise you to seek medical consultation.

Understanding Post-Natal Care

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Postnatal Massage, Postpartum fitness and Post pregnancy diet

Many changes happen in a female body immediately after she delivers that baby. As we all know, during pregnancy, a woman’s body tends to change a lot due to undergoing hormonal changes in the pregnancy. The same modifications continue happening even after the baby is out in the world. A female body’s changes after delivering the baby can be physical and emotional.

Full recovery from pregnancy and childbirth can take up to 6-8 weeks; for some women, it might take more than eight weeks. The initial six weeks after delivering the baby is the most crucial time for every woman and taking care of the baby and your baby should be of the utmost importance. Postpartum recovery comes with its challenges, the hormones might react differently, and there can be periods of depression, pain, and agony. The standard formula for healing and recovering postpartum is to get much rest, drink plenty of fluids, sleep well, eat healthily, and enjoy bonding with your baby.

In cases when C-section is done, restrictions will be more about the dos and don’ts following childbirth. One of the typical restrictions is not to lift anything other than a baby or anything heavier than the baby and rest until directed by the doctor to perform everyday activities.

Adopting To the Physical Changes

As we all know, both during and after pregnancy, the female body undergoes various physical changes such as weight gain, breast enlargement, vaginal discharge, cramps in the stomach, pain in the pelvic region, and so on. Staying in touch with your gynecologist can help with any concerns and questions.

Some of the common physical changes that the female body undergoes are mentioned below: 

Breast Enlargement

The breast may fill full after the baby’s birth as a part of the natural breastfeeding process. Initially, it might feel bothersome and uncomfortable due to the swelling of the breast; but it improves with time. Doctors recommend using both breasts for breastfeeding to ease the swelling. Some females might complain of sour nipples during breastfeeding; this might be because the baby is having difficulty latching, and consulting a lactation expert will be a good idea. Apply a warm cloth, take a hot shower before breastfeeding, or apply a nipple cream to combat sour nipples.

Vaginal Discharge

Once the baby is delivered, the vagina will discharge all the blood and tissue which was inside the uterus for weeks. It is usually red in color and heavy for the initial weeks, then it changes its color from red to pink to yellow to white, and flow also reduces. It is advisable to contact your healthcare team in case when this discharge is followed by pelvic pain, fever, and other severe symptoms.

Hair Loss and Changes in Skin

Many women see faster hair growth during their pregnancy and more rapid shedding of hair post-delivery; this is natural and nothing of concern as changes in hormones during and post-pregnancy cause the faster and slower growth of the hair.

Every woman gets stretch marks after delivery; in many cases, they remain until their lifetime as they do not disappear. Additionally, there may be high chances of skin darkening during pregnancy, which might take much time to go away.

Mood Swings

Hormonal changes during pregnancy bring a lot of mood swings and powerful emotions, which are difficult to manage. The same triggers can be felt even after childbirth. There may be extended sadness, crankiness, crying spells, etc. Mood swings or any motivation related to the same is called Baby Blues. However, these factors and symptoms will decline and completely subside in two-three weeks post-childbirth.

A word of caution here is that in cases where mood swings are at a slight edge, such as loss of appetite, fatigue, negative emotions related to the child and everything around, lack of happiness, and so on, there might be a chance of you sliding into postpartum depression. Therefore, it is advisable to contact the doctor immediately.

Postpartum Depression

Many women suffer from postpartum depression, and it is normal to feel depressed after childbirth as a new mother’s body has undergone significant trauma while delivering the child. Any symptoms related to postpartum depression will start showing within a few days after childbirth and can last up to two weeks or more than that. The symptoms of postpartum depression may include excessive crying, depressed mood, insomnia, extreme anxiety, panic attacks, and many more. Numerous factors can cause postpartum depression, such as lack of support from the partner, hormonal changes, prior history of depression, sleeplessness, lack of a nutritious diet, and so on. The best bet in such times is to visit contact your doctor to get the proper treatment.

Disclaimer: This blog has been written after performing in-depth secondary research related to the topic from various articles, blogs, and journals that have expertise in writing for healthcare. Suppose you see any issues related to your pregnancy or after that or any doubt related to the same. We strictly advise you to seek medical consultation. 

A COMPLETE GUIDE TO ORAL CARE

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This image is describing 7 points to take care of your teeth.
Dental and Oral Care

Oral care is important for overall health, as our mouth brings not only all the essential nutrition but also germs and bacteria. This is because if an infection is present in our mouth, the same can be carried to other body parts through our bloodstream and can lead to other issues such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, pneumonia, and the health of pregnant women.

Maintaining good oral health requires brushing, flossing, protecting teeth and gums, and many more. A thorough oral examination is also essential to detect the early signs of gum diseases and treat them equally. Dentists believe that by performing oral care of our teeth, we can prevent oral health problems such as cavities, gum disease, bad breath, and many others.

Keeping Your Teeth Clean Daily

Dentists recommend cleaning teeth twice a day, and cleaning teeth at night is of utmost importance as it prevents tartar buildup and cavities, which further helps in protecting the tooth enamel. Dentists emphasize the methodology of brushing our teeth and advise us to touch them softly and adequately to avoid damaging the teeth and gums.  This is because brushing the teeth harshly can wear down the enamel, making them more prone to cavities.  

Other than brushing, flossing is essential to the daily oral hygiene routine. Flossing once daily is vital to clean up the stored food between your teeth. Dentists might recommend a fluoridated mouthwash to clean your mouth and kill bacteria, reducing the risk of developing cavities.

Protecting Your Teeth

Practicing good oral hygiene is crucial to maintaining and protecting oral health; however, protecting our teeth and gums from injury and damage is as important.

Additionally, below mentioned are some of the ways to protect your teeth:

  • Smoking is a well-known cause of gum diseases as it increases plaque; hence, quitting smoking is recommended, and advisable
  • Opening packets or any other thing with your teeth can be dangerous in the long run as this leads to a high chance of a broken tooth
  • For people who are into sports, it is advised to use a well-fitted mouthguard at the time of playing
  • Rinsing your mouth after every meal is an excellent way to protect your teeth and gums from cavities, and for people who brush after every meal, it is a good idea to wait for at least 30 minutes before brushing 
  • Visit a dentist once in six months to get a complete dental check-up, and do not use any At-home tooth whitening kits as they can damage the teeth
  • Plaque can also build up on your tongue, which can cause bad breath or a foul odor, hence gently cleaning your tongue every time you brush is a good approach 

Monitoring and tracking oral health will help us keep our gum healthy and good overall health.  It is better to look for and find the right dentists and dental team.  This may seem challenging at the onset and especially for people who have dental fears. Therefore, booking an appointment with the dentist you are comfortable with is essential.

Disclaimer: This blog has been written after performing in-depth secondary research related to the topic from various articles, blogs, and journals that have expertise in writing for healthcare. Suppose you see any issues related to your teeth, gums, and jaws; we strictly advise you to seek medical consultation.

How To Manage Your Cholesterol Effectively?

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Cholesterol Management is essential for a healthy heart.

Cholesterol has many functions in our body, such as acting as a lubricant for the walls of cells, making hormones, and many more. Cholesterol is of two types: Good Cholesterol (HDL) and Bad Cholesterol (LDL). We all need cholesterol in our bodies; however, a high level of LDL can stick the cholesterol in the arteries, narrowing or blocking them, which can later cause heart disease. An HDL is supposed to carry cholesterol back to our lungs which works in a way to remove the cholesterol from the body.

In cases of concern when the LDL level rises, keeping a check on a diet, following an exercise regime, and visiting a doctor can help reduce the LDL levels. It is important to note that, along with other factors, diet plays a crucial role in keeping our hearts healthy. Minor diet modifications can reduce or increase LDL levels, contrary to exercising with an unhealthy diet.

What Causes High Cholesterol?

High cholesterol can be genetic; for some people; for others, it can be due to their life and diet choices. When there is too much fatty substance in the body, it indicates that we are suffering from the problem of high cholesterol. Increased consumption of junk food, lack of exercise, consuming alcohol, and smoking; all these factors contribute to a high cholesterol level in the body.

We all know that having high cholesterol increases our risk of heart disease and heart attacks. Medications are one answer to the problem of having high cholesterol; however, adopting the below-mentioned changes may improve and help cholesterol management levels:

Consume a Healthy and Balanced Diet

It is important to maintain a healthy and cholesterol management diet, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats, and maintain a healthy weight. Adopting and creating a diet plan encourages you to choose a variety of nutrition and reduce the intake of saturated and Trans-fat.

This implies limiting the intake of red meat, dairy products, fried food, and cooking with healthy oils, such as vegetable oil, Olive Oil, and more. Additionally, increasing the consumption of vegetables helps reduce cholesterol, namely Beans, Eggplants, Okra, Garlic, and fruits such as Nuts, Apples, grapes, strawberries, and citrus fruits.

Exercise Regularly

Living a sedentary lifestyle can lead to a lower level of HDL cholesterol, which implies that as less good cholesterol is in the body, wiping out lousy cholesterol can get complex. Hence, having some physical activities such as 30 minutes of walking daily, yoga or moderate or high-intensity workouts such as aerobics once a week is an excellent way to lower cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Quit Smoking

Smoking and vaping can lower HDL cholesterol, which can further increase the risk of coronary heart disease. Adopting a smoking-free lifestyle can lower LDL cholesterol and increase HDL cholesterol levels which further helps in protecting the arteries. Passive and Non-smokers should avoid exposure to secondhand smoke.

Drink in Moderation

Consuming alcohol in moderation can lead to higher levels of HDL cholesterol. However, the term moderation needs to be emphasized as addiction to alcohol can cause the health issues such as high BP, heart failure, and more; hence, it is not recommended for heart patients. It is advisable to consume one drink a day for all healthy individuals.

How to Reduce Cholesterol in 7 Days?

In a nutshell, Cholesterol is essential for our body but can cause clogged arteries when not in control.  When cholesterol is not in balance, the first line of treatment is making lifestyle changes such as increasing the consumption of healthy foods, reducing saturated fats, eating foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, exercising daily, and more can help control cholesterol. Additionally, diet changes such as consuming unsaturated fats, soluble fiber, plant sterols, and stanols can increase good HDL and decrease bad LDL.

However, when the situation is out of control, mere lifestyle changes will not help; seeking a doctor is needed in such cases. Often, people visit their family doctor or General Physician, who may recommend a cardiologist after performing some tests.

Disclaimer: This blog has been written after performing in-depth secondary research related to the topic from various articles, blogs, and journals that have expertise in writing for healthcare. We strictly advise you to seek medical consultation if you face any blood pressure issues or other heart-related problems.

A Guide to Digital Prescription on The SmartCare Platform

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Digital or E-prescription is an essential tool in the field of Digital Healthcare, and E-prescriptions have evolved rapidly to accommodate healthcare methodologies. Digital Prescription was introduced into the digital healthcare system to ensure the confidentiality of the patient and their concerns and to minimize the errors of prescriptions. The advancements in digital healthcare include launching new features such as advanced digital screens highlighting the dosage and frequency of medications, taking note of any previous drug allergies, or any prior medical condition, noting the BMI, providing a separate column of recommendations, and more. These advancements have not only made prescriptions easily readable for doctors but also for pharmacists. Many of the issues faced by doctors, patients, and pharmacists in previous years have been resolved through advances in healthcare technology by the platforms such as SmartCare.

These advances allow E-prescriptions to provide many advantages; some of which have been mentioned below:

Access To Complete Patient Information: Writing digital prescriptions allows doctors to verify and add all details related to allergies to any drugs and other things, past medical history, insurance information, the dosage of the medications, frequency of the medications, and more.

Reduction in Errors: There is a slight chance of errors in manual prescriptions, such as overwriting, misspelled drug names, and so on. However, with digital Prescription, cases of such mistakes diminish, and patients can be sure that they are perceiving it correctly and are taking the proper medication.

All Medical Records in One Place: Doctors can view digital prescriptions and the prescribed medications to their patients instantly, all in one place. This helps save the doctor much time. With one click, the entire medical history opens right in front of the eye of the doctor.

Reduce Lost Prescriptions: Pit is easy to manage digital prescriptions as there are high chances of misplacing paper prescriptions. This creates an additional burden on the medical officials to re-write the new prescriptions every time the same patient visits the clinic.

Digital Prescription on the SmartCare Platform

SmartCare provides advanced features to its doctors, such as managing appointments, refereeing their patients, and writing and uploading digital prescriptions. To write digital prescriptions on the SmartCare Platform, doctors need to log in to their accounts and click on the Doctors Tab. They will then be directed to their personalized dashboard, wherein they can follow the below-mentioned steps to create a prescription for the patients:

  • Click on the Settings Button at the Top of the Dashboard
  • Click on the Prescription Template as highlighted at the Top of the Settings Screen
  • Doctors can search for any new template, view the created template, and can create a new Prescription Template
  • The Create Prescriptions Template Option will help the doctor to create new prescriptions for the patients by adding the credentials such as medicines, frequency, additional comments, and diagnosis, and clicking on Create
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