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Recurrent red hives (urticaria)

Do you have a recurrent history of red swollen/raised-like eruption with itching and burning pain that appears suddenly lasting from a few hours to days/months? 

 

You may have hives or termed as urticaria.

 

Urticaria is known to affect up to 20 percent of the population and strikes people irrespective of age, race, or gender.

 

Hives most often appear in the evening or early morning just after waking. Itching is typically worse at night, often interfering with sleep.

 

Causes

  1. Hives can occur when too much histamine is released in the body by the immune system in response to allergens. Histamines are chemicals your body produces in an attempt to defend itself against infection and other outside intruders. Unfortunately, in some people, histamines can cause swelling, itching, and many of the symptoms that are experienced with hives. 
  2. Common allergen 
  • Dust
  • Food allergen:- 
  • Stress
  • Drug allergy
  • Insect bite
  • Sunlight




Types of hives

  1. Acute /allergic reaction:- episode occurring of less than six weeks. The most common causes of hives are allergic reactions. These can be caused by any allergen you might be sensitive to, including foods (such as nuts, milk, and eggs), pet dander, pollen, dust mites, insect bites, or stings, medications (primarily antibiotics, cancer drugs, and ibuprofen)

 

  1. Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction. In this condition, hives are often accompanied by breathing difficulties, nausea or vomiting, severe swelling, and dizziness. This type of case needs immediate attention/hospitalization.
  2. Chronic hive:- This is the case in which urticaria is from more than six weeks of time and is of recurring nature, due consideration should be given to rule out following underlying pathology.
  • celiac disease

  • lupus
  • type 1 diabetes
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • thyroid disease
  1. Dermatographism:- these are the cases wherein general scratching/stroking on the skin creates a red hive-like eruption. 
  2. Temperature-induced hives Sometimes change in temperature can induce hives in people who are sensitive to such changes. Cold-induced hives may occur from cold water or air exposure, while body heat from physical activity may cause exercise-induced hives. Exposure to sunlight or tanning beds may also bring about solar hives in some people.
  3. Infection-induced hives Both viral and bacterial can cause hives. Common bacterial infections causing hives include urinary tract infections and streptococcal throat. Viruses that cause infectious mononucleosis, hepatitis, and colds often cause hives.
  4. Angioedema:- In this type of case swelling happens under the skin, seen around the eye & lips occasionally genitals, hands, and feet.

 


Management:-

  • Identifying the cause and possible refrain and avoid consuming such food/ allergens.
  • Avoid using steroids in such cases, steroid-dependent cases take a little longer to heal in the long run.
  • Although urticaria manifestation is visible on the skin, the problem is the system disorder( immune system), which needs to address deeper error. Addressing the local issue will only give temporary results, with recurrence on withdrawal of medicine.
  • Homeopathy plays a crucial role to address the cure from the root cause. Rather than just suppressing outward manifestation of symptoms.
  • Homeopathic treatment for urticaria is more beneficial because, with conventional medicines, there are chances of long-term dependency on anti-allergic medicines. While Homoeopathic treatment involves analyzing complete and detailed information from the patient to select the right constitutional medicine for providing marked improvement with long-term relief.
  • Homeopathic medicines reduce both the intensity and frequency of attacks of urticaria and help in improving the quality of life of patients. Individualized homeopathic treatment is associated with significant alleviation of urticaria symptoms, thus also leading to a reduction in the use of conventional anti-allergic medication.

 

Can I prevent hives? 

If you know what triggers your hives, you may be able to prevent an outbreak by avoiding certain situations or making small changes to your diet.

If you’re not sure what triggers your hives, you may find it helpful to try:

  • Keeping a food diary — to help you identify and keep track of foods that might trigger your condition. Peanuts, eggs, or shellfish can be triggers for some people
  • Wearing loose, light clothing — if heat or physical pressure trigger your hives
  • Avoiding excessive heat, spicy foods, or intense physical exercise — if getting hot or sweating makes you break out in hives
  • Avoiding aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications — these medications can make hives worse, or trigger an outbreak if you are sensitive to them
  • Avoiding alcohol — can trigger an immune response that causes hives in some people

It’s important to remember that you won’t be able to prevent all cases of hives, but the prevention above may help provide relief if they do occur.



 A common question asked by the patient in the clinic

 

Are urticaria hives contagious?

Urticaria hives aren’t contagious, meaning you won’t develop them on your skin by touching hives on another person. However, the trigger that causes this skin reaction can be contagious.

How is urticaria diagnosed?

Diagnosis is typically reached using the patient’s history along with a physical examination. Laboratory workup is based on clinical suspicion and is used to exclude underlying causes, although most cases constitute unknown or spontaneous causes.

 

Are the hives and urticaria the same?

Yes, urticaria is the medical terminology name for hives.

 

Urticaria how long does it last?

In acute cases, it all depends upon the causative /trigger factor, the earlier we remove or stop it the episode of recurrence if ints intensity and frequency may stop.

Chronic hives last a longer time. Most often more than 50% of the time it is autoimmune. The analyzing of homeopathic constitutional medicine and continuing for six months to two years have shown a considerable decrease in its frequency and intensity with complete remission of symptoms.

 

Why urticaria occurs at the night?

Urticaria can be triggered at any time, there is no time preference noted as such.

Another reason may be possible that you are exposing yourself to the irritant causing the hives more in the evening, resulting in a more severe reaction/renewed reaction.

 

What is cholinergic urticaria?

Cholinergic urticaria is a type of hives brought on by raised body temperature. It typically develops when you exercise or sweat. More often than not, Cholinergic urticaria appears and disappears on its own within a few hours.

The second wave of coronavirus management

It has been now more than a year since coronavirus has intruded in our life. if we trace from beginning till date covid -19, a pandemic can be overwhelming. Yet the virus is still racing toward the second wave. The virus has got into everything. We have cases of physical abuse, marital discord, parental loss of income, loss of a dear and loved ones. We have experienced many varied form challenges.

 

Now that we are at the start of the second wave of infection, believe me, what we are seeing in clinical practice, the mode of the infection is very notorious what it was a year back. In practice, we frequently encountered on average 8-10 cases per day with case history, which are highly suggestive of covid infection. Blame it on the frivolous attitude of us in the recent past, the immune to fear factor towards covid or our complacency behavior.

 

The fact is, we are still in the midst of a struggle with the virus. We are yet to make peace with the virus. We are yet to maintain all precautions, whether you are vaccinated or not, whether you have got infected with the virus in the recent past, maintaining all precautions as a given guideline by our healthcare system is paramount to avoid the spread.

Based on our clinical exposure since following last year, related to coronavirus, We have attended many hundreds of cases, which were ranging from preventive care, asymptomatic positive cases, mild to moderate positive cases, and few severe cases. Which were managed majority exclusively with homeopathic medicine with the excellent prognostic result and few cases wherein both modern and Homeopathic medicine were continued based on severity and functionality of cases.

We are extending our services further to carter such cases in the coming days, with our advanced understanding of protocols. We incorporated various tools and management measurements to access and deliver consistent services.

We designed various category to help accordingly

  • Preventive medicine
  • Asymptomatic cases with RTPCR positive
  • Mild to the moderate case  with RTPCR positive 

We designed methodology wherein regular monitoring of vitals, dispensing of medicine, assessment of any red flag symptoms and to convey accordingly to seek a higher center for management.

We passionately await to help you, whatever best we can offer through our science.

 

Following is the link you can seek an appointment with us.

Fever In Children ..Things To Do

Fever in children is Something every parent Observes in their Child, Some child may Experience recurrent History of Fever, Some Child may have Seasonal fever. Some may have long History of Fever

 

Doctor takes into account in understand the patterns, evolution and associated complaints in fever,  As said, It is the root cause of fever which Need to be addressed rather than only suppressive measure to get rid of fever

 

Fever is a protective defense mechanism the body employs to fight infection. Fever is manifestation of illness, But Not an illness itself.

 

Fever as protective mechanism

  • Most cases in the fever body’s own immune become stimulated, whereby there is production of natural antibodies.
  • Fever let’s to restrict the proliferation of infection.

 

When to get cautious

  • In some cases of persistent high fever it may lead to dehydration.
  • Fever with hallucination/disorientation
  • In some cases children with high fever may lead to febrile convulsions, although convulsion is short-lasting & no future recurrence of convulsion noted.

 

Point to Implement

  • In case of sudden high fever greater than 104 Fahrenheit degree, colling with tap water or sponge bath.
  • Mercury thermometer or electronic thermometer both are fairly acceptable measurement devices.
  • Normal body temperature is one degree higher in the evening compared to the morning.
  • It is important to note the degree of fever at the onset of illness, its rhythm behavior of child during the fever and during the inter febrile period.
  • If there is a particular change in terms of his desire in food, water sleep patterns to be noted.
  • Is the fever associated with chills/rigor or perspiration.
  • What are the associated complaints with the fever such as any cough, loose motion, nasal discharge, throat pain, body pain, etc to be noted.
  • Watch for urine output.
  • Antipyretics should not be used to suppress the fever but to prevent the fever from rising to a dangerously high level.
  • In our practice, we do not recommend using antipyretics still >102-degree Fahrenheit, if the child does not complain of anything in fever.
  • It is not ideal to accept fever to go down normally, has a fever have some beneficial effect we need the body’s defense mechanism to fight infection
  • Report doctors with an accurate history of fever with a detailed record of temperature jotted on paper every one to two hours for initially three-four days at start of fever
  • This data would be of extreme help to doctors in asserting the diagnosis and management.
  • In my homeopathic practice, the management of fever in children has played a great role in enhancing their immunity. The relapse of recurrent illness fever has reduced drastically. Fever cases are managed effectively in homeopathy.
  • My experience is that the more the acute febrile episode is managed well with homeopathy, child’s immunity is more enhanced and their relapse can be avoided effectively.

Don’t Hold Back Your Sleep Disorder

In today’s world of fast pace, looking after a family, job, relationship,  distraction of social media and other responsibility, what I have observed we easily compromise our sleep to balance another part. We don’t need research to tell us that sleep is critical for brain function, but there’s plenty of it out there. We’ve all experienced groggy feeling, poor decision making and memory loss after a night of little or no sleep. 

What happens when a person doesn’t get enough sleep?

Studies have shown a clear relationship between sleep, food consumption, weight regulation, and metabolism.

people, who habitually sleep less than six hours per night are more likely to have a higher-than-average body mas index (BMI)? Researchers believe that this is because our bodies secrete hormones while we sleep that control appetite, metabolism, and glucose processing. Lack of sleep can wreak serious havoc on your insulin levels, put you at higher risk for diabetes, anxiety, and depression and worsen your PCOS symptoms, especially if you sleep less than five hours per night.

 

What causes sleep disorders?

 

  • Lifestyle choices:- Sleep is often the first thing to be sacrificed when we are overcommitted.

 

  • Disease and/or medical conditions: Many diseases and conditions make it difficult to sleep, either because you cannot get comfortable and relax or because they literally wake you, as in the case of sleep apnea. Often these diseases are caused, in part by sleep deprivation. Diseases such as coronary disease allergies cough, asthma, some chronic pain, depression, women by sleep deprivation, creating an unhealthy cycle.

 

  • Sleep apnea: If you snore loudly and wake with a dry mouth, headaches, or shortness of breath, and if your partner observes that you stop breathing during sleep, you should be tested for sleep apnea, Sleep apnea will worsen your insulin resistance and glucose processing.

 

  • Medication: Sleep disruption is a common side effect of many popular medications. 

 

  • Melatonin imbalance: Melatonin is a powerful hormone that regulates your circadian rhythm, the cycle of waking, and Sleep Disruption in its levels often results in sleep deprivation or unhealthy sleep patterns.

 

  • Cortisol imbalance: Your cortisol levels should naturally rise and fall. Ideally, they peak around 8 a.m. and drop off between midnight and 4 a.m. If you wake between 1 and 3 a.m. it may be because of low adrenal function and cortisol or inadequate glycogen reserves in the liver.

 

  • Strive to sleep seven to eight hours per night. Six hours seems to be the minimum amount of sleep the average person needs per night to function and be healthy. More than eight and a half to nine hours can also create metabolic issues. Here are some tips for getting a good night’s sleep

 

Measures to take for proper sleep 

 

  • Eat the right foods. Choose foods that promote sleep (potassium-rich fruit, dark leafy greens, turkey, whole grains), and avoid sleep-interfering foods (anything high in fat or sugar even natural sugars like berries). If blood sugar drops below 50 mg/dL at night, it can increase levels of adrenaline, glucagon, cortisol, and growth hormone, all of which can stimulate the brain. Eating a big meal before sleep is not a good idea either. Your body will be too busy digesting to focus on the restorative aspects of sleep, like detoxifying, regenerating cells, and reviving. If you must eat before bed, the best snacks contain both carbohydrates and protein. Legumes, nuts, and seeds are all good choices.
  • Support your adrenal glands. Although cortisol helps your body to adjust to perceived emergencies, chronic stress can lead to adrenal fatigue, a cortisol imbalance, and sleeplessness. Take steps to manage your stress during the day. Experiment with relaxation techniques, yoga, and daily movement.
  • Supplement with magnesium. Magnesium is the “relaxation mineral.” Leafy green veggies, oatmeal, pumpkin seeds, black beans, and almonds are all good sources of magnesium. You can also choose a high-quality supplement or take an Epsom-salt bath. Adequate magnesium doesn’t guarantee a good night’s sleep, but lack of magnesium will literally keep you up at night.
  • Boost your melatonin. Melatonin must have darkness to trigger activation (even if it is supplemented). Turn off lights and pull light-blocking shades. Turn off electronics at least an hour before bedtime.
  • Practice a sleep ritual. A sleep ritual is a crucial element for ensuring a good night’s sleep. Relax your body and mind for 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime to signal your body that it is time to sleep. It gives your mind time to settle so it isn’t racing and making “to-do lists” and helps your muscles to let go of the stress of the day. Try to go to bed at the same time each night. Turn off electronics at least an hour before bed, and practice letting the stresses of the day melt away. Repeat the same steps every night before bed, and your body will begin to go to sleep.
  • Cut back (or cut out) caffeine, stimulants, and sugar, especially after lunch. Don’t consume caffeine four to six hours before bed. This includes dark chocolate!
  • Avoid alcohol. Don’t drink alcohol for several hours before sleep. If you have a glass of wine to help you sleep, it will initially act as a sedative, but it disrupts REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, and you’ll wake up in the middle of the night when the alcohol is being metabolized.

 

  • Seek treatment if you have an underlying medical condition. A health-care professional can help you resolve sleep apnea, depression, or anxiety.



Conclusion:- sleep disorder is not deadly, but not taken due care it may lead to chronic diseases in long run with decreased productivity. In homeopathy, we take into detail understanding of root cause in case understanding and try to resolve it from within its source in order to avoid any further complication in the most sustainable and non-addictive medicine.

Is speech delay in a child is bothering you ?

In typical 12 months, a baby’s first words usually appear, and by 18 months to 2 years, children use around 50 words and will start putting two words together into a short sentence, By age 3, their vocabulary increases to about 1,000 words, and they are speaking in three- and four-word sentences.

If your toddler hasn’t met those milestones, they may have a speech delay. Developmental milestones help track your child’s progress, but they are just general guidelines. Children develop at their own rate. Just need to ASK these simple 2 questions,

1) Does the child hear normally?

2) Does the child answers the simple questions in different ways? Eg by pointing, or gesturing.

And if the answer to both of these questions is in the affirmative then your child could start speaking in a couple of months, it can be, just the child is among those late bloomers who are preparing to launch with boom!! 

A speech delay can also be due to hearing loss or underlying neurological or developmental disorder.

Tracking speech development milestone

In 1-3months Speech and language skills begin with cooing and crying.

At 4-6 months the baby sigh, grunt, gurgles, squeal, laugh and make different crying sounds. By 12 months, the baby’s first word usually appears. 

By 2 yrs of age, children know about 50 words and they start putting two words together and make small sentences.

A typical 3-year-old can, use about 1,000 words, call themselves by name, call others by name, ask questions, tell a story, repeat a nursery rhyme, sing a song

A speech delay is when a toddler hasn’t met typical speech milestones. Children progress on their timeline. Being a little late with conversation doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a serious problem.

Signs of a speech delay

If a baby isn’t cooing or making other sounds at 2 months, it could be the earliest sign of a speech delay. By 18 months, most babies can use simple words like “mama” or “dada.” Signs of a speech delay in older toddlers are:

  • Age 2: doesn’t use at least 25 words
  • Age 2 1/2: doesn’t use unique two-word phrases 
  • Age 3: doesn’t use at least 200 words, doesn’t ask for things by name, hard to understand even if you live with them
  • Any age: unable to say previously learned words

Language delay is different from speech delay?

Although the two are often difficult to tell apart — and frequently referred to together — there are some differences between a speech and language delay.

Speech is the physical act of producing sounds and saying words. A toddler with a speech delay may try but have trouble forming the correct sounds to make words. A speech delay doesn’t involve comprehension or nonverbal communication.

In language delay, there are issues with understanding and communicating, both verbally and nonverbally. A child with a language delay may make the correct sounds and pronounce some words, but they can’t form phrases or sentences that make sense. They may have difficulty understanding others.

Children can have a speech delay or a language delay, but the two conditions sometimes overlap.

If you don’t know which one your child may have, don’t worry. It’s not necessary to make a distinction to have an evaluation and start treatment.

On other side the speech delay

What is the cause of speech delay?

A speech delay is when a toddler hasn’t met typical speech milestones. Children progress on their timeline. Being a little late with conversation doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a serious problem.

But speech delays can also tell something about overall physical and intellectual development. Here are some examples.

Problems with the mouth

A speech delay can indicate an issue with the mouth, tongue, or palate. In a condition called tongue-tie, the tongue is connected to the floor of the mouth. This can make it difficult to create certain sounds.

Speech and language disorders

A 3-year-old who can comprehend and nonverbally communicate but can’t say many words may have a speech delay. One who can say a few words but can’t put them into understandable phrases may have a language delay.

Some speech and language disorders involve brain function and may be indicative of a learning disability. One cause of speech, language and other developmental delays is premature birth.

Childhood apraxia of speech is a physical disorder that makes it hard to form sounds in the right sequence to form words. It doesn’t affect nonverbal communication or language comprehension.

Hearing loss

A toddler who can’t hear well, or hears distorted speech, is likely to have difficulty forming words. One sign of it is that your child doesn’t identify a person or object when you name them but does if you use gestures.

However, signs of hearing loss may be very subtle. Sometimes a speech or language delay may be the only noticeable sign.

Lack of stimulation

We learn to speak to get in on the conversation. It is difficult to speek if no body is communicating with you.

Home Environment plays an important role role in speech and language development. Abuse, neglect, or lack of verbal stimulation can keep a child from reaching developmental milestones.

Autism spectrum disorder

Speech problems are many a times seen with an autism spectrum disorder. And its Other signs may include:

  • Repeating sentences or words(echolalia)  instead of creating phrases
  • repetitive behaviors
  • impaired verbal and nonverbal communication
  • impaired social interaction
  • speech and language regression
  •  

Neurological problems

Certain neurological disorders can affect muscles necessary for speech. These include:

  • Cerebral palsy 
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Brain injury

In the case of cerebral palsy, hearing loss or other developmental disabilities can also affect speech.

Intellectual disabilities

Speech can be delayed due to an intellectual disability. If your child isn’t speaking, it may be a cognitive issue rather than an inability to form words.

Homeopathic treatment for speech disorder in children.

Types of speech disorder include stuttering, apraxia, and dysarthria. There are many possible causes of speech disorders, including muscles weakness, brain injuries, degenerative diseases, autism, and hearing loss.

Speech disorders can affect a person’s self-esteem and their overall quality of life. Homeopathic medicines aim at a child’s symptoms individually and in a holistic manner, the homeopathic doctor assesses the level and quality of the child’s symptoms, analyses them and prescribes medicine accordingly. Speech therapy along with homeopathic treatment, can help improve speech and reduce symptoms.

Itchy Dry Skin

Itchy Dry Skin Psoriasis or Eczema? How to Differentiate?

Do you have itchy skin with red eruption dry hard skin, that won’t go away? If yes, you may have eczema or psoriasis. While psoriasis and eczema can look similar, it’s important to know the difference. They have different causes and can have different treatments. It’s usually best to have a healthcare provider help you with your skin problems, but there are some ways to tell the difference between psoriasis and eczema on your own.

What are basic difference?
Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated disease. That means your immune system becomes dysfunctional and chronically activated, resulting in skin changes. It causes raised, red, scaly patches on your skin or scalp There are multiple subtypes of psoriasis. Plaque psoriasis is the most common and accounts for nearly 80-90 percent of psoriasis cases. People with plaque psoriasis typically have sharply demarcated, raised, itchy, painful red plaques covered with silvery scales. The plaques are most often found on elbows and knees, but they can occur anywhere.
Eczema is an inflammation of the skin that can have numerous triggers. Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema. It typically occurs in people with a personal or family history of asthma, hay fever or other allergies, and it is often seen In children It makes skin more sensitive and more prone to infection. At any time in your life, you can develop eczema from dry skin or chemicals that contact the skin and trigger irritation or allergic reaction

 

When do psoriasis and eczema usually appear? 
Psoriasis usually appears between the ages of 16 and 22, but it can happen at any age. Eczema usually begins younger, appearing as early as 6 months of age. Although some people grow out of eczema, many people continue to have it throughout their life. Even if you have eczema for a long time, there may be periods when it gets better or worse.

What do psoriasis and eczema look like?

Signs and symptoms of psoriasis
The most common type of psoriasis is plaque psoriasis. Plaque psoriasis appears as
thick, raised, red patches on the skin that are covered with white scales made of
old, dead skin cells. These plaques can be itchy and painful. They can also crack
and bleed.
Psoriasis can affect any part of the skin, but it usually shows up on the knees,
elbows, scalp, and lower back. Other forms of psoriasis can occur on the genitals
or in your skin folds, like in your armpits (known as inverse psoriasis). Psoriasis
can also just involve the hands and feet (known as palmoplantar psoriasis).

Up to 35% of people with psoriasis also have nail changes related to psoriasis. This
includes:

  • Small pits or holes in the nail
  • Yellow or brown nail color
  • Thickening of the nail
  • Changes to the nail shape

Signs and symptoms of eczema
Eczema appears as red, dry patches of skin that are very itchy. Some people with
eczema scratch these areas a lot, which can lead to bleeding and thick or leathery
skin. Unlike psoriasis, eczema can become infected with bacteria or viruses. Although eczema can affect any part of the skin, some areas are more common. In infants, eczema usually happens on the cheeks, elbows, and knees. In older children and adults, eczema usually affects the insides of the elbows, behind the knees, and the hands and wrists. Eczema is often associated with 2 other conditions: asthma and allergic rhinitis (also called hay fever). In a large study, researchers found that 1-year-old children with eczema were 7 times more likely to develop asthma and 12 times more likely to develop hay fever by the age of 3. Many also developed allergies to certain foods. Common ones include peanuts, milk, and eggs.

 

Are eczema and psoriasis contagious? And can they turn into each other?

These are 2 very common questions — and the answer to both is no. 

Eczema and psoriasis are definitely not contagious — you can’t “catch” either by touching it. And eczema and psoriasis are completely different skin diseases. Psoriasis cannot turn into eczema, and eczema cannot turn into psoriasis.

 

What happens if psoriasis is left untreated?
There are several other serious health problems that can be more likely if you have
psoriasis. Some of the more common issues include:

  • Psoriatic arthritis. It’s estimated that as many as 40% of people with
    psoriasis also have a joint disease called psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis
    is a chronic condition that can cause permanent joint damage if not treated.
    Psoriatic arthritis usually starts 10 to 20 years after the start of psoriasis.

Metabolic syndrome, obesity, and diabetes. Up to half of all people with
psoriasis have metabolic syndrome, which includes conditions like heart disease
and high blood pressure. People with psoriasis are also more likely to have type 2
diabetes and be obese
Is Psoriasis caused by stress? Can emotional stress cause psoriasis?
Certainly not, they do can act as a triggers factor which can aggravated the skin
eruption.


Final Conclusion
Not all skin rashes are psoriasis or eczema. Even between psoriasis and eczema, it can be hard to tell the difference. Always consult your doctor with questions about your diagnosis and treatment.

Asthma and Allergy

Asthma and Allergy It’s Cause and Prevention

In practise we see common allergic and asthma cases in clinic more frequently, parents of children
and adult patient have whole lot of query as to

  • What food should be avoided in asthma?
  • What food can cure asthma?
  • What triggers asthma?
  • Which fruits are bad for asthma?
  • What foods aggravate asthma?
  • What are the most common allergies?
  • Can you live with asthma without an inhaler?
  • Is exercise good for asthma?
  • Is cheese bad for asthma?
  • Is asthma worse in winter?
  • Why to my child get frequent attacks?
  • What can trigger allergies?
  • Do allergies come from Mom or Dad?

Cause
An allergy is an abnormal/hypersensitive reaction to certain substances termed all these substances are well tolerated by most people, but others may react adversely these agents. These individuals would be termed allergic to those substances.

Common allergens

  • foods like eggs, fish, wheat, corn, artificial milk liquid and powder form, milk products, soya
    preparations, nuts, peanut butter, chocolates, tomatoes, pork, citrus fruits, and coconut
  • certain drug like penicillin and sulpha;
  • Pollen of some flowers; house dust; animal hair and feather Cockroaches, cats and dogs are
    dominant sources of indoor allergens.
  • Children born into families with a history of allergy
  • Children who consume animal milk in the first year of life are more prone to get allergic disorders Babies exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life are less prone to it

The symptoms of allergy are as follows

  • Nose: itchy or running nose
  • Skin: small reddish rashes which itch
  • Digestive system: tingling in the mouth, swelling of lips, tongue, face and throat.
  • Chest: Cough tightness in chest, wheezing and shortness of breath.

In asthma cases there is wheezing, breathing is faster than usual. When child breathes he sometimes to take the help of his neck muscles. The normal gap between two clavicles (collarbones) tends to dip during inspiration (breathing in). While breathing out, the child makes a musical hissing sound termed wheezing expiration (breathing out) is more prolonged than usual. The child finds it to breathe sitting up or wants a pillow or two on the lap to put his head for comfort. If the child has had eczema before or has had similar attacks before this episode or has a strong family history of allergy or was artificially fed (not breastfed), the diagnosis is more or less confirmed. It does not mean a breastfed child cannot get asthma. It is just that artificially fed children are at much higher risk. Thunderstorms can precipitate an attack in those who suffer from seasonal asthma to an increase in the amount of airborne pollen. Recent evidence also shows infants living near a highway are more
likely to have attacks of wheezing.

Prevention

  • Besides a familial tendency, passive smoking, allergy to certain foods, sudden exertion in the form of unaccustomed exercise or sports, anxiety or unresolved conflict at home or school, and respiratory infections may precipitate an attack.
  • However, sports should be encouraged. Children who get exercise-induced asthma are given medication for their asthma immediately before the activity.

  • House dust mixed with mites in the room in which the child sleeps should be specially taken care of. Keep cockroaches away.

  • The room should be kept scrupulously clean and have minimum furniture in it. Old books,
    clothes blankets and musty bedding may trigger the attacks.

  • Expose them to the sun frequently.

  • Make sure no dust remains on fans, in corners, behind or underneath the furniture or on curtains. Thin curtains, which can be washed frequently, are better than thick or heavy curtains.

  • Mop the room with a wet cloth rather than dust it. Avoid using wool blankets and carpets in the bedroom

  • Also avoid keeping stuffed toys and plants in the room. Hairy pets can also be a source of allergy. If your child has asthma, do consult your doctor before you get a pet.

  • If you have a vacuum cleaner, use it only while the child is away from home.

  • Let the child avoid all types of talcum powder, strong perfumes, scented soaps cold drinks, as well as sudden variations of temperature (for instance, entering a very cold air conditioned room from outside where the temperature was very hash), sudden exertion and foods that he is allergic to (eg cold drinks, peanuts, packaged drinks and wafers etc.)

  • To find out whether a child is allergic to the foods listed above, first introduce an item into the diet when he is perfectly well. Watch for a week. If the child remains well (without medication), he is probably not allergic to that item of food.

  • Avoid offering any suspicious item for 6 months and then try again. If the child reacts severely to any food, do not offer it for at least a year.

  • Bananas are often blamed for bringing on attacks of cold and asthma. This is probably not true. If the child who is given a banana gets an attack on certain occasions and not on others, he is probably not allergic to it. A banana, especially when given on an empty stomach at least half an hour to one hour before meals is a healthy fruit and should not be easily discarded from the child’s diet.

  • Finally I understand the concern and anxiety as a parents, do not overact if your child gets an
    attack of asthma. You may pass your anxiety on to child and so worsen the attack.

The good news about asthma is that if the attacks start in early childhood, they are more likely to disappear with age. Also, in children without a history of heredity and other factors mentioned above, and in whom the attacks always start with a viral cold rather than coming up suddenly, the diagnosis of asthma should never be made in a hurry. Such children may temporarily react to a cold with a wheeze but may not have asthma. Half the children with definite attacks of asthma are likely to be free of symptoms within 10 to 20 years. However, recurrences are known in adulthood. Also, those who have severe attacks in early childhood are more often found to continue getting attacks in adulthood.

Homeopathy has a huge potential to tackle this illness. It is arguably the only therapy with no negative side effects or after effects. It not only addresses the symptom, the disease, the cause thereof but the whole totality of the patient. It touches not only the body, the function of the body, the mind but also the aura of the spirit which animates the entire individuality.

Abdomen Pain

How ABDOMEN PAIN IN CHILDREN Could Make Anyone a Better Parent

Stomach pain and children both seem to go together.  “MY TUMMY
HURTS”, “MY STOMACH IS PAINING”.  As parents, we have
heard these sentences many times, but someday your child wakes
up in the middle of the night complaining of tummy pain. Do you
tend to ask “do you feel like vomiting”? “Do you have any loose
motions?” “Exactly where does it hurt?”


Now, what do you do?
Stomach pain is the most common complaint in children. And it can
be trivial to life-threatening requiring immediate medical attention. 


The common cause of abdomen pain in children are
1. Psychological factors
2. Food-related illness.
3. Medical cause
4. Surgical cause

1. Psychological factors

  • School going children often complain of recurrent pain, usually
    located around the navel. In most cases, the pain is not
    severe and the child does not complain about it if he is
    involved in doing something interesting.
  • It rarely wakes him up from his sleep.
  • He is perfectly all right in between the attacks, which may last
    for a few moments or longer, but rarely for more than half an
    hour.
  • Be alert to see if there is any reason for the child to become
    emotionally upset. Is he being bullied in school? Is he afraid of
    his new teacher? Are the pending examinations causing him
    too much anxiety? Is the child upset because of a quarrel
    between e parents?
  • If the symptoms persist, take the advice of a doctor, who may
    even refer him to a family counsellor, psychologist or
    psychiatrist.
  • Don’t upset the child by remarks like. You are just acting or
    “Do not try to fool us!. I believe that such children do get pain,
    the symptom is probably due to some, not yet fully understood
    mechanism that is related more to the mind rather than the
    body-possibly a subconscious way of attracting the parents?
    attention for more body contact.
  • Hence, the treatment lies in understanding the child, helping
    him with underlying emotional problems. if any, rather than
    being harsh towards him.

 

2. Food-related illness

  • Gas:-Gas pain or indigestion is common in kids of all ages.
    Diet often plays a role. Carbonated drinks, such as soda may
    upset the stomach, especially if the child drinks through a
    straw. Spicy foods, beans, citrus and caffeine (including
    chocolate) may cause gas.
  • Constipation:-Younger kids may not know what constipation
    is or that it can lead to stomach pain. If your child complains of
    stomach pain around the belly button or the left lower side of
    the abdomen, ask them when they last pooped, or if they’re
    having problems doing it.
  • Overeating:-Too much of anything, from pizza and popcorn to
    candy, can cause abdominal pain. Kids often eat quickly and
    don’t realize they’re full until they’ve overdone it. Plus, eating
    too quickly can contribute to discomfort.
  • Lactose intolerance:-Lactose is a type of sugar found in milk
    and milk products. “In order to digest lactose properly, the
    body produces an enzyme called lactase,”  “People who do
    not have this enzyme have a condition called lactose
    intolerance. When they consume milk products, they may
    have symptoms such as abdominal cramps, gas, diarrhoea or
    constipation.”
  • Milk allergy:-Milk allergy is a reaction to protein casein in milk
    that may cause cramps. It is not the same as lactose
    intolerance.

 

3. Medical cause 

  • Worms:-Ascariasis, threadworm, pinworm, whipworm,
    hookworm, giardiasis, amoebiasis, bacillary dysentery, which
    can cause persistent or recurrent stomach pain for which
    doctor’s advice is needed for its treatment.
  • Food poisoning:-It should be suspected when those who
    have eaten the same food start getting abdominal pain,
    diarrhoea and vomiting with or without fever.
  • Stomach pain with a sore throat and vomiting:-Sore throat
    with enlargement of glands pain in the abdomen can cause
    abdominal pain in children above 2 years of age. The pain
    disappears when a sore throat is treated. Severe bouts of
    cough or vomiting leading to muscles soreness of the
    abdominal muscles may also present as abdominal pain. The
    remedy lies in treating the cause of sore throat, cough or
    vomiting.
  • Tuberculosis of the Abdomen:-Tuberculosis of the abdomen
    should be considered if the child who complains of pain in the
    abdomen has complained of associated features connected
    with a possible diagnosis of tuberculosis. These features
    include A history of close contact with an adult having
    tuberculosis, loss of appetite and weight; distension of the
    abdomen.
  • Constipation:-This is the common cause of abdominal pain
    in children. The child does not look ill, nor has a fever, but gets
    intermittent colicky pain in the stomach. There is no vomiting
    and appetite is generally not affected.


4. Surgical Conditions 

  • Appendicitis:-Appendicitis refers to inflammation of the
    appendix, a tail-like structure of the large intestine located in
    the right lower abdomen. If not detected early, an inflamed
    appendix may burst open, leading to a serious condition called
    peritonitis. A child with a possible diagnosis of appendicitis
    needs immediate doctor’s attention.
  • Intestinal obstruction:-The child has pain in the abdomen,
    constipation, distention of the abdomen, and projectile
    vomiting. Urgent medical attention is required
  •  Inguinal Hernia:-Most often the inguinal hernia is noticed as a
    swelling in the groin or the scrotum. Swelling is prominent when a child cries, may disappear on its own or by gentle
    pressure.

 

When should I be concerned about my child’s stomach
pain?
If the child has abdominal pain but otherwise looks well and the
pain is not affecting his routine activities, you can almost be sure
that the problem is not serious. However, if your child is
experiencing any of the following symptoms make your appointment
with the doctor.

1. Frequent constipation
2. Blood in stool
3. Diarrhoea
4. Fever and cough
5. Pain while passing urine
6. If the look of your child causes anxiety,
7. Pain is constant. and severe and it’s lasting more than an hour
8. If your child is less than 12 months.

CONCLUSION: – At last I would like to convey more often in
children its needs to understand their fear, anxiety, unresolved
conflicts, to rule out mild to serious medical and surgical
complications. In homoeopathy, we go in-depth in understanding a
patient during case taking (physical, emotion, intellect and lifestyle)
into account, Thereafter we arrive at a solution that is sustainable
and long-lasting.
Homoeopathy has a large potential to treat many if not all diseases in
this busy stressful world of ours.
 “Listen to your body and begin applying a holistic approach to
wellness. Treat the whole being, not just the symptoms”.

Dr. Rajeshwari Yadav B.H.M.S., CCAH. MS(Psy)

Dr. Rajeshwari Yadav is a devoted homoeopath who, apart from common ailments has tried to cater to those arena which deals with human psychology ( both, child and adult )and has developed her own unique way in homoeopathic treatment of it. Having completed her graduation as a Homeopathy Doctor, she went on to pursue course in advanced Homeopathy.

She further did her masters in Psychology. She has worked under renowned Doctors for various specialization. This has helped her to provide services to different health ailments.

Dr. Shailesh Yadav, M.D

Dr. Shailesh Yadav is a dedicated classical homeopath who believes in treating most of the acute ailments through Homeopathy. He possesses a vast experience of treating many patients and help them come out of their acute ailments successfully. He is known for his great insight right from early medical education. Having completed his graduation as a Homeopathy doctor in 2006, he went on to pursue MD in Homeopathy in 2007. He has provided his services both in rural villages as well as urban cities. This has helped him with wider exposure to symptoms and analysis of various diseases. His articles on Modern Repertory have also been published. Having worked with and assisting renowned Homoeopaths and under their astute guidance along with his unique way of analyzing patients and their ailments, Dr. Shailesh Yadav has been able to garner a formidable list of faithful clientele. He has gained a reputation as an outstanding prescriber. Always eager to welcome patients to a practice where real caring and compassion combine with education and experience to provide the best in homeopathic care. Dr. Shailesh Yadav has a wealthy and varied clinical experience in treating cases like Asthma, Auto-immune diseases, Cerebral palsy, Defective immunity, Epileptic seizures, Mentally challenged, Pneumonia, etc. He also shares a great experience and trust in handling cases so-called as hopeless cases like Renal failures, Cancers, Psoriasis, Cirrhosis, Alcoholic liver diseases, Calculi, Menstrual disturbances, Infertility, etc.

Nature’s Harsh Realities: Confronting Grief on Life’s Journey

Dear Friends,

Today, I wish to share a profound experience I had recently with a remarkable individual, a brave woman who has been grappling with more than just physical ailments.

In the realm of healthcare, it is not uncommon to encounter cases that appear to be textbook diagnoses at first glance. However, as a physician committed to a personalized approach, it is my duty to delve deeper and unravel the intricacies of each patient’s story.

Encountering a strong and determined spirit, a 36-year-old lady who sought help for recurrent acidity, accompanied by a burning sensation in her chest and throat. She carried the weight of persistent headaches and body pain, relieved only temporarily by painkillers. A dear doctor colleague referred her to me, recognizing the need for a more profound understanding of her situation.

As we embarked on this journey together, it became evident that her symptoms were more than mere physical manifestations. Yes, there were signs of GERD and migraines, but the real challenge lay in deciphering the person behind the illnesses. It was about understanding the root cause, comprehending why her complaints recurred, and identifying what hindered her body’s ability to cope with these seemingly common ailments.

As we began to peel back the layers, her lifestyle took center stage. We probed into possible dietary and lifestyle causes, Finding out a touching part of her story, Two years ago, she lost her husband suddenly to a fatal acute illness. The news left her in shock, rendering her listless and lost in her emotions for months. Sleep eluded her despite the best sleeping pills, as she grappled with the unbearable loss, even contemplating ending her own life.

Yet, the responsibility of three young children – a daughter and two sons – compelled her to rise from the depths of grief. With minimal support from extended family, She gathered the courage to support her kids..A woman, unfamiliar with the outside world and without much education, found comfort in a little tailoring business from her home in busy Mumbai. Her gaze spoke volumes during case taking, revealing the burden she carried, far beyond her physical capacity.

Indeed, life can be really tough, especially when dealing with difficult situations like loss. Let me share what I learned after talking with the person and understanding their situation.

1)The Weight of Loss:

Losing someone close is an experience that transcends words. It’s a harsh reality, Creating an emptiness that feels impossible to overcome. The pain is not just emotional; it permeates every fiber of our being. It’s a heavy burden, one that can be both debilitating and painful.

2)The Journey to Self-Rediscovery:

Yet, in the face of such adversity, there lies a defining moment – the journey to rediscover oneself. It’s a process that requires strength beyond measure. While some may find solace in the warmth of easy paths, for others, like the brave lady in our story, the road to healing is marked by resilience and a tenacious spirit.

3)The Common Person with Genuine Problems:

Her story is not that of a supermodel or a celebrity, but that of an everyday person facing genuine problems. Her struggle is relatable, and it reflects the common person’s battle against the harshness of life. It’s a reminder that heroism exists not just on grand stages but in the quiet corners where ordinary people face extraordinary challenges.

4)Emotion’s Impact on the Body:

Emotions, the invisible threads weaving through our experiences, play a crucial role in our well-being. The mind and body are intricately connected, and the manifestation of psychosomatic illnesses is a testament to this connection. When the weight of grief, loss, and unresolved emotions lingers, it finds a voice in physical ailments.

5)The Far-Reaching Effects:

The pain she carries is not merely emotional; it has etched itself into her body, expressing itself as recurrent acidity, headaches, and body pain. Emotions, when unaddressed, have the power to create a ripple effect, influencing our physical health in ways we might not immediately comprehend.

6)Addressing Emotions for Desired Results:

Recognizing this interplay between emotion and physical health is vital. To achieve the desired results in healthcare, we must tap into the emotional aspects of pain. It’s not just about treating symptoms; it’s about acknowledging the emotional landscape that often forms the backdrop of physical ailments.

In the end, our emotions shape our experiences, and understanding their impact on our bodies is an essential aspect of providing comprehensive and compassionate healthcare. The lady’s life reminds us that healing goes beyond just fixing the body; it involves caring for the heart and soul.

“In my practice, I’ve witnessed the profound connection between emotions and physical well-being. As a homeopathic doctor, I believe in a holistic approach, where addressing the emotional aspect of pain is as crucial as treating its physical symptoms. Healing begins when we acknowledge the power of emotions in shaping our health. 

In sharing this story, I am reminded of the importance of holistic healthcare. It is not merely about treating symptoms but understanding the person – their struggles, losses, and triumphs. This experience reinforces the notion that life.

To all my patients and colleagues, let us approach healthcare with empathy and a commitment to understanding the individual behind the symptoms. Each person carries a unique story, and it is our duty as healthcare providers to listen, comprehend, and tailor our approach accordingly.

I wish you all good health and a compassionate journey in the realm of healthcare.

Dr. Shailesh Yadav

Cheers to Another Year: 40 Lessons from My Journey

Hey there,

So, I’ve officially joined the 40 Club, but mentally, I’m still feeling like I’m in my 20s—at least that’s what I tell myself. This year has been a game-changer for me. With the hustle and bustle of more than a decade in medical practice and the personal whirlwind finally settling down, it’s time to pause and ponder on the kind of life I want ahead. It’s not just about marking another year on the calendar; it’s about showing up for life, knowing who I am and how I choose to live.

This morning, in a reflective mood, I thought back on the many lessons life has thrown my way. It struck me that these reflections might resonate with you—not because I know you need help, but because I’m always learning from others, and maybe, just maybe, sharing these insights can be a small way to offer a bit of encouragement. We could all use some positivity after the rollercoaster that was last year, right?

  1. Life is cyclic:- Life is a bit like a rollercoaster, with its ups and downs. There are times when everything feels like a celebration, and then there are moments when things seem to hit rock bottom. But remember, if you stay smart and keep pushing forward, you’ll eventually see significant growth and success in the long haul. It’s a journey filled with highs and lows, much like the ups and downs of the stock market.
  1. Money Spent on Trips and Memories is Almost Always Worth It:-Spending money on trips and making memories is usually a good investment. It becomes even more worthwhile when you take pictures, videos, and write about each adventure. Someday, these memories will mean more to you than your car.
  1. Suffering:- Feel the pain when it’s happening, not before or after. Pain is like the moment the needle goes in. Suffering is what you feel when you worry about it beforehand.
  1. Pain:- While it’s true that some pain can bring gains, not all pain necessarily leads to rewards. It’s not just about enduring more pain; it’s about choosing the right kind of pain for meaningful gains.
  1. Try new things—go to new places, try different foods, and join new groups. Behind every successful and polished moment are hidden struggles and messy processes, like when you’re figuring things out with effort and maybe a bit of chaos. It’s completely fine not to have everything sorted. Just do your best, have fun, and know that nobody has all the answers. Embrace the uncertainty, enjoy the ride, and keep going!
  1. Goal:– Life becomes simpler when you understand yourself, and it gets even easier when you know the kind of life you’re aiming for. The best part is when you focus on living your own way and not someone else’s.
  1. Start – End:- The toughest part of most things is beginning and ending—like starting work or exercise, or stopping yourself from eating too much. It’s a struggle to begin and a challenge to stop. Whether it’s starting a task or deciding not to, you’re always battling against the resistance to move.
  1. Progress is not Linear:- Life’s journey is not a straight line; it’s a collection of twists and turns. In my 40 years, and probably in your life too, there’s no perfect upward climb. The idea that setting goals leads to constant success is a myth. Life throws challenges like unemployment, breakups, loss, tragedy, or financial struggles that can wipe you out.

But here’s the inspiring part: it’s in those wipeout moments that you often find the strength to start anew. Embracing a fresh beginning breaks the illusion of a straight, easy path to success. Starting over is a chance to learn from mistakes, making your progress unique and resilient. Life’s setbacks are just setups for an even more remarkable comeback.

  1. Laziness:- There will be days when you feel lazy. That’s a sign you might need a break. It’s okay not to be super productive every day. It’s fine to take a lazy day indoors, gazing out the window. It’s not missing out; it’s a chance to rest and reflect on what’s been happening.
  1. Parenting:- Nobody’s a perfect parent, and that includes me. I mess up too. For instance, I might yell at my kid when I shouldn’t. But, hey, I’m still learning. When I make a mistake, I just shake it off and try again. I don’t have all the answers to parenting, but in the past seven years, I’ve found that showering my kid with love, being there for them, spending time, understanding, and paying attention really makes a big difference.
  1. Say No:- It’s okay to say no. You don’t have to do everything everyone asks. In fact, saying no is not just okay; it’s necessary for survival.
  1. Just Zip it:- Keep your complaints, criticisms, and judgments to yourself. Nobody, and I mean nobody, wants to hear them. Ninety-eight percent of the time, just zip it.
  1. IQ < EQ ?:- People often think high IQ and impressive degrees are the keys to success, but that’s not always true. While being smart matters, it’s just a starting point. In most jobs, like being a doctor, lawyer, or banker, once you’re smart enough, your success isn’t determined by your IQ. Other qualities, like creativity, communication, and problem-solving skills, become more important. For example, think of a chef or an entrepreneur—they may not need a super high IQ, but they need different skills to excel. So, it’s not just about how smart you are; it’s about what else you bring to the table.
  1. Creativity:- Being creative is super important. If you only stick to what others tell you, your choices are kinda stuck. Let’s say you’re 40, and you’ve been doing the same exercise routine for years—running every day. Suddenly, your knees start hurting. If you’re creative about it, you might explore low-impact exercises like swimming or cycling instead. This way, you’re thinking outside the box to maintain your health, adapting to changes, and not just sticking to the same routine that might be causing problems. Creativity in how you approach your health can make a big difference as you navigate the challenges of aging. If you can think outside the usual ideas, you’re not limited to what everyone else does. It’s not just a saying; being creative helps you find new and better ways to do things.
  1. Events:- Go to important stuff like weddings, Furenals and birthdays, but you can skip events with lots of small talk, like parties and conferences. I don’t go to much, and it hasn’t hurt my career. I also don’t join nonprofit boards. I find helping directly is better than chasing status and networking. It’s more effective to do things directly, like supporting organizations with money, ideas, and connections.
  1. Start Early:- I wake up early, around 5 or 5:30. I have a routine that helps me be focused and get things done during the day. It involves working out, praying, meditating, taking care of a garden, getting my son ready for school, reading books…etc.
  1. Aging:- As I’ve grown older, I figured out that taking care of myself is like having a secret weapon for being happy and getting things done. So now, I make sure to get enough sleep, hit the gym, do some meditation, and try not to turn into a junk food ninja. It turns out, being a health superhero is way cooler than being a workaholic!
  1. Risk:- Taking risks might seem scary, especially if you worry about money. But, you know what? Everything in life involves some risk—like investing, buying a house, getting hitched, or having a kid. 
  1. Easy things aren’t usually valuable, and valuable things aren’t usually easy:-.Things that come easily are often not very valuable, and things that are truly worthwhile usually require effort and perseverance. In other words, the most meaningful achievements often demand hard work and dedication, while quick and easy wins may not bring lasting value or satisfaction.
  1. Knowing and not doing is not Knowing:- It’s not enough to just know something; you have to put that knowledge into action for it to truly count. Simply having information without applying it is like having a tool but never using it. The real understanding comes from doing what you know.
  1. Your Environment:- The world around you has a more powerful influence on you than just your personal determination. It’s like saying, no matter how strong your will to eat healthy is, if you’re constantly surrounded by tempting snacks, it becomes harder to stick to your goal. The environment you’re in plays a big role in shaping your choices, sometimes even more than your own willpower.
  1. Your Response:- How you react to what happens can completely alter the result. Life is full of events, some good and some challenging, like a rainy day. You can’t control the rain, but you can choose whether to complain or grab an umbrella and enjoy a walk in it. Your response, whether positive or negative, can make a regular day memorable or miserable. It’s not just about what’s happening; it’s about how you handle it that makes all the difference in the end.
  1. Focus > Time:- Concentrating on what you’re doing is more important than how much time you spend on it. It’s like when you’re reading a book. Spending hours on it doesn’t matter if your mind is wandering. But if you focus, even a short time can help you understand and enjoy the story. Quality attention beats just clocking in the hours.
  1. Direction:- If you don’t have a clear destination in mind, you might end up anywhere. It’s like setting off on a journey without a map or a goal. While it’s essential to have a specific destination (your goal), don’t be too rigid about the path you take to get there. It’s like planning a road trip to a beautiful beach; you know where you want to go, but you’re open to exploring different routes and enjoying unexpected sights along the way. Stay focused on your goal but be flexible in how you reach it.
  1. Your senses:- Taking control of your senses is the key to mastering your life. It’s like being the boss of your five senses—seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, and touching. When you manage them well, you can navigate life more effectively and make better decisions. It’s about being in charge of how you perceive and respond to the world around you.
  1. Root Cause:- Finding the root cause means digging deep into a problem, whether it’s a patient’s health issue or a personal challenge. It’s like being a detective, understanding what might be causing the problem, not just fixing the surface. For instance, imagine someone having headaches. Instead of just giving a quick painkiller, I’d try to figure out if it’s stress, lack of sleep, or something else causing it. It’s about going beyond a quick fix to solve things most helpfully.
  1. Priority:- Giving priority to your work means deciding what tasks are most important and doing those first. It’s like making a to-do list and choosing to tackle the most crucial things before the less important ones. By prioritizing, you ensure that you’re focusing on what really matters and making the most of your time and effort.
  1. Money:- Handling money is not just about making it; it’s about what you do with it. It’s like having a pizza—earning money is getting the pizza, but managing money is deciding how to slice and share it wisely. It’s not just about getting more; it’s about making the most of what you have.
  1. Ask Help:- It’s totally fine to ask for help! You don’t have to face everything alone. Many people need assistance, but some don’t ask for it or ask too late. So, if you can, and before it’s too late, reach out to someone you trust—friends, family, or professionals. Don’t hesitate to seek the support you need.
  1. Forgive Yourself:- It’s okay to forgive yourself for old mistakes. I know it might be tough to think about, but facing and forgiving yourself is important to make peace with the past.
  1. Honest:- Being honest with yourself is a big favor you can do. I used to tell myself comforting lies because I was scared of facing the truth, my truth. Even though the truth can be hard to accept, you deserve to know it. It’s okay to take your time, but the sooner, the better.
  1. Cheerleader:– Cheer for yourself! Support yourself, especially when no one else is around. Be your own biggest fan.
  1. Give it A shot:– If you never give things a shot, you won’t have a chance to succeed. I used to avoid trying new stuff because I was scared of failing. This fear held me back in my health, work, and relationships. Thankfully, I realized this wasn’t the way to live. Yes, trying new things is scary, and yes, you might fail sometimes. But you could also succeed or learn something important. Taking the risk is worth it.
  1. Eat well:- Eating healthy is like giving your body superhero powers. At first, you might worry it won’t taste as good, but the more you eat well, the more awesome you feel. Soon, you’ll actually crave healthy food and notice when you eat something not-so-healthy, and you won’t feel as great. I turned my kitchen into an experiment, trying everything from satvic to vegan to keto, and more—thanks to my amazing wife and helper! Even though it had its challenges and my family became my taste-testing team, it was a journey worth taking. I faced moments of weakness, irritability, and frustration, wondering why I was doing this. Despite it all, it gave me a new understanding and ways to help patients dealing with chronic diseases. It’s been a truly inspiring adventure!
  1. Extremist:- Going to extremes usually doesn’t last. Whether it’s your diet, exercise, or anything else, being super strict or completely giving up is often not sustainable. Following the 80/20 rule (or maybe 90/10 if you want to be a bit stricter) makes life easier and happier for most of us.
  1. Listen:- Listen to your body—it’s crucial! If it says rest, take a break. If it craves something healthy, grab some veggies. The more you tune in to what your body needs, the better it works.
  1. Introvert:- Being an introvert is okay. Sure, we might envy those outgoing folks at parties, but being introverted has its perks. We have fewer but meaningful relationships, we’re good listeners, and we think carefully before speaking. Plus, we can totally get lost in a good book for days. Being introverted isn’t so bad after all!
  1. Health Fad:- Don’t fall for health trends. Companies always try to sell a magic solution for health, lose weight pills, etc but there isn’t one. It’s all about working hard, eating well, and staying consistent—no shortcuts.
  1. Comparison:- Don’t bother comparing yourself to others. No matter how much you try, you can’t be someone else. Instead, focus on your strengths, be yourself, and be the best version of you. Embrace who you are!
  1. Read:- Read all kinds of books—business, fiction, self-help. There are so many good ones, and they can change you. Books might cost a bit, but they’re like a treasure of the author’s wisdom and experience for just a few pennies. Worth it!

Final Thoughts

Life can be tough sometimes, but guess what? We’ve got this one life, so let’s make it count. Don’t stress too much about being perfect—just do what feels right and makes you happy. Surround yourself with people you care about, do things that make you feel good, and you’ll be alright.

Life is a bit like a puzzle, and we might not understand all of it. But that’s okay. This is our world, our shot at happiness. The good news is, every one of us can make the most of it. So, let’s cherish the people we love, enjoy what we do, and make the most of this wonderful journey together!

Cheers to life,

Dr. Shailesh

Painful menses – you could be dealing with endometriosis

I know dealing with monthly pain can be tough. It’s like a hidden battle that not everyone talks about. But we are here for you – your doctor and friend

Behind those strong faces, there’s a story of discomfort that many keep to themselves. It’s not just physical; it touches your emotions and strength. Let’s dive in together, understand the reality of painful periods, and find ways to make those days easier.

Entering womanhood is celebrated in many parts of the world, but for some, it introduces a hidden struggle with endometriosis. While cramps are expected during periods, some women face intense pain, disrupting daily life, school, or work. Sadly, these symptoms are often brushed off as ‘normal,’ delaying diagnosis and causing frustration. 

Endometriosis goes beyond physical pain, impacting relationships, sexuality, and mental health. It can lead to anxiety, depression, and changes in how one experiences pain, affecting overall well-being and treatment success. Today, let’s uncover the impact of endometriosis on women’s lives and well-being.”

This silent health menace affects about 247 million women worldwide, with a staggering 42 million cases in India alone. The impact is profound – from excruciating pain and fatigue to depression and infertility, endometriosis takes a toll on both physical and mental well-being.

Shockingly, 10 percent of women in their reproductive years face this struggle, hitting hardest between ages 25 to 29. Despite these alarming numbers, endometriosis remains hidden, often misdiagnosed and undertreated. Its silent nature and the normalization of symptoms contribute to its elusive grip.

In this blog, we’ll unravel the layers of endometriosis, exposing the harsh realities and striving to bring this silent battle into the glaring light. Join us for an eye-opening journey into the depths of endometriosis, where awareness becomes the first step towards empowerment and change.

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is more than just a “period problem.” It’s a condition that affects your entire body. Imagine some tissue, similar to the lining of your uterus, moving to the wrong places outside your uterus, mainly in your pelvic region. These wandering tissues respond to your monthly hormones, particularly estrogen and progesterone, and can cause significant pain. This is what we call endometriosis.

Endometriosis isn’t just about physical discomfort. It messes with your immune and hormonal systems. As it grows, it triggers inflammation, leading to adhesions, scarring, and various complications like internal bleeding, bowel or urinary issues, constipation, painful intercourse, and even infertility. The pain isn’t just physical; it can also take a toll on your mental well-being.

Where does endometriosis typically occur in the body?

Endometriosis is generally located in the pelvic cavity, attaching to female reproductive organs like the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterosacral ligaments, or peritoneum. It can also impact non-reproductive areas such as the bowel, bladder, intestines, appendix, rectum, or leg nerves. 

Additionally, it may settle into spaces between the bladder, rectum, uterus, or vagina. In rare cases, endometriosis can extend beyond the pelvic region, reaching organs like the kidneys, lungs, diaphragm, or brain. Understanding these locations is essential for recognizing and addressing endometriosis-related concerns.

When does endometriosis typically impact women?

Endometriosis can affect individuals even before their first period, often starting in their pre-teen years. Symptoms may intensify during high school and college, with the majority experiencing the most severe effects in their 20s and 30s. Understanding these age patterns is crucial for early recognition and management of endometriosis.

How does endometriosis affect various aspects of an individual’s life?

Endometriosis significantly impacts all areas of someone’s life. It can interfere with education, hindering school attendance and participation in activities. 

Career choices may be altered, and individuals might even be compelled to give up a career due to the condition. Financial struggles may arise during the quest for a proper diagnosis or treatment and in dealing with work disruptions. 

Relationships with romantic partners, friends, and family can be affected, especially when there’s a lack of understanding about the disease and its effects. Moreover, the disease can contribute to lower self-esteem, with some individuals facing dismissal of their pain as “normal” or psychological.

What causes endometriosis?

  • Multiple theories regarding the cause of endometriosis exist, but no proven causes can adequately explain every aspect of the disease. Below are some of the proposed theories and beliefs regarding endometriosis:
  • Retrograde menstruation:- occurs when tissue flows back into the body, implanting on organs. While many women have it, only one in 10 are diagnosed with symptomatic endometriosis.
  • Müllerian Remnant Theory:- these precursors remain dormant until activated at puberty, with increasing estrogen levels.
  • Coelomic Metaplasia and Stem Cell Transition:- theories suggest cells like peritoneal coelomic cells or bone-marrow stem cells may differentiate into endometriosis.
  • Genetic Component: Girls with a close female relative with endometriosis are three to seven times more likely to have it. However, more research is needed to understand the genetic characteristics fully.
  • Immune and Clearance Systems:-Their role is not entirely understood, but they play a part in either causing or controlling endometriosis.

What are the symptoms of Endometriosis?

  • Abnormal Periods
  • Painful Periods
  • Painful Intercourse
  • Gastrointestinal Distress
  • Neuropathy
  • Infertility
  • Fatigue

How is endometriosis diagnosed?

The primary method is through a diagnostic laparoscopy with pathology confirmation of biopsy specimens. A small incision is made in the abdomen, and tissue samples are sent to a lab for microscopic examination to confirm endometriosis.

Are imaging tests definitive for endometriosis?

No, despite common belief, clear evidence of endometriosis is not visible through CT, MRI, or ultrasounds. While these tests can indicate suspicion, they cannot confirm the presence of endometriosis.

Can lab testing diagnose endometriosis?

No, there is no blood, urine, or saliva test for endometriosis. Ongoing research is exploring potential biomarkers, but more study is needed.

Why is there a delay in endometriosis diagnosis?

On average, it takes about 10 years from symptom onset to receive an accurate endometriosis diagnosis. This delay is due to a lack of awareness and knowledge, leading to misdiagnoses and inappropriate treatments. Increasing awareness and supporting research is crucial to addressing this issue.

Why do medical professionals often misdiagnose endometriosis?

Two main reasons: limited education about endometriosis in medical schools and symptoms resembling those of more common conditions.

What are some common misdiagnoses for endometriosis?

Women with endometriosis may be misdiagnosed with IBS, appendicitis, ovarian or colon cancer, pelvic inflammatory disease, fibroids, diverticulitis, ovarian cysts, or even sexually transmitted diseases.

Is it common for women to be told their pain is mental?

Yes, surprisingly, many women are told that their pain is psychological rather than physical. Instead of addressing physical symptoms, some physicians refer them to mental therapists.

Common Myth

Endometriosis is believed to only occur in women who are at least 20 years old.

Contrary to the misconception, endometriosis can develop before a woman has her first period. It’s not limited to those who are 20 years or older.

Some believe that a hysterectomy is a cure for endometriosis.

The fact is, a hysterectomy doesn’t cure endometriosis. Many women who undergo this procedure still experience pain associated with endometriosis.

What are Treatment Options for Endometriosis?

When it comes to treating endometriosis, there are several options, each with its considerations:

1. Minimally Invasive Surgery:

   -Deep Excision: Surgeons remove the entire lesion, including tissue beneath the surface, often done through laparoscopic excision surgery.

   -Cold Excision: Aiming for minimal heat and electricity use during surgery to avoid damage to healthy tissue.

2. Other Surgical Approaches:

   -Ablation and Cauterization:- These methods may not be as effective for deep endometriosis as they only treat surface tissue.

   – Hysterectomy:- Contrary to a common myth, it’s not a guaranteed cure. Decisions should involve an experienced doctor and be patient-specific.

3. Symptom Management:

   – Conventional Medications: Low-dose oral contraceptives, hormonal intra-uterine devices, and painkillers (NSAIDs) can help manage symptoms.

   – Hormone Therapy: Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) therapy may be considered.

   – Alternative Approaches: Acupuncture, dietary changes, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, and individualized plans can be explored based on the patient’s response.

Remember, everyone responds differently, and what works for one may not work for another. Each patient must collaborate with their physician to find the most effective pain management strategy. If considering surgery, discussions with the surgeon about the chosen method are essential.

Let’s delve into the homeopathic approach to endometriosis. Homeopathy considers each person unique, and the treatment is tailored to your symptoms and experiences.

In homeopathy, we aim to understand your specific symptoms, the nature of pain, any associated emotional factors, and the impact on your daily life. This detailed understanding helps us prescribe remedies that resonate with your body’s own healing mechanisms.

Now, when it comes to endometriosis, the goal is to not just alleviate the symptoms but to address the root cause. Homeopathic remedies work by stimulating your body’s vital force, encouraging it to restore balance.

Individuals with endometriosis must work closely with their healthcare team to set realistic goals and create a personalized treatment plan tailored to their unique needs and aspirations.

It’s important to note that homeopathy doesn’t operate with a one-size-fits-all mentality. Your treatment plan will be unique to you, considering your overall health and lifestyle. This could involve medicinal remedies, dietary suggestions, and lifestyle modifications.

I understand that you might have questions or concerns, and that’s why we offering a free preliminary consultation to discuss how homeopathy can benefit you specifically. We can explore whether a more acute management approach is necessary or if a combination of medicinal and non-medicinal strategies would be most effective.

Remember, your health is a priority, and finding a comprehensive solution is key. Feel free to reach out for your free preliminary consultation, where we can address any doubts or questions you may have. Your well-being matters, and we are here to support you on your journey to better health.

Tiffin Treasures: Cracking the Code of Lunchtime Barter at My Son’s School

Have you ever wondered about the magical world of lunchtime decisions in a kid’s life? Well, let me take you on a journey through my son’s adorable tiffin trade tales and explore how it dance on the edges of sharing, donation, charity, and business – all in a language that even a 7-year-old would nod along to!

The Tiffin Trade Unveiled:

So, here’s the scoop: my little one, in all his innocent wisdom, a few days back while we were having our dinner, as a ritual to share day experience he said. “Papa do you know today I have traded my tiffin with my friend”…. I was curious to know what trading meant to him (the doctor in me got activated). He said, “Papa, first I look at my friends’ lunch boxes. If I like someone’s lunch, I ask, ‘Can you share a few bites with me, and I’ll share a few bites of mine with you?'”

This made me think. It’s not just about gobbling down his goodies; it’s about the art of the trade he meant to be. He checks out a friend’s lunch, and if something tickles his taste buds, or something looks him interesting, negotiations start. It’s a friendly swap – a few bites of his lunch for a sneak peek into the treasure chest of someone else’s snacks.

Now, let’s embark on an epic journey to unveil the layers of human decision-making, like peeling an onion of mystery. Picture it as a suspenseful adventure, where every layer reveals a new twist in the tale.

Unpacking the Layers of Human Decision-Making:

  • Assessment of Preferences: At the core of every decision lies the assessment of preferences. In the case of the tiffin trade, my son’s decision is influenced by his personal taste and desires.
  • Negotiation and Exchange: The concept of trade inherently involves negotiation and exchange. Similarly, in our daily lives, we negotiate choices, be it in personal relationships, professional endeavors, or even during a simple lunch break.
  • Risk and Reward: Trading tiffins, even on a small scale, introduces the notion of risk and reward. Will the new tiffin be as satisfying as anticipated? Such considerations are omnipresent in decision-making across various contexts.
  • Social Dynamics: The tiffin trade is embedded in social dynamics, highlighting the influence of peers on decision-making. Human choices are often shaped by social norms, expectations, and the desire for social connection.
  • Sensory Experience: Decision-making is not solely a cognitive process; it involves sensory experiences. The appeal of the food in the tiffin goes beyond logical reasoning—it’s about the sensory pleasure derived from the taste, smell, and appearance.

So, after my son shared his lunchtime adventures, I found myself scratching my head, wondering how to explain to him that there are other words like sharing, charity, business, and donation. I wanted him to know that these are also ways of giving things, but with different intentions. It’s like having a little puzzle to solve in my mind, and I need to find a simple way to explain it to him.

This is how, i would like to put forward

1. Trading – The Snack Swap Adventure:

   – Think of the tiffin trade like a mini snack market where bites are like the coolest coins. Everyone gets a taste of what they like, making it a super awesome win-win game of tiny barter!

2. Donation – A Bite of Big-Heartedness

   – Now, imagine if you shared your entire lunch without asking for anything back. That’s like being a lunchtime superhero! It’s like saying, “Here, take a piece of my delicious world, no strings attached.”

3. Sharing – The Friendly Food Fiesta:

   – Sharing is a bit like trading but without all the serious stuff. It’s like throwing a fun food party where you spread happiness and flavors without expecting anything back. It’s your own little buffet of friendship!

4. Charity – Filling Hearts, Not Just Tummies:

   – If you decide to give your lunch to a friend who doesn’t have one, that’s a sprinkle of charity. It’s like being a kindness wizard, looking out for others and adding a sprinkle of goodness to their day.

5. Business – The Smart Exchange Game:

   – Imagine if your lunch swaps were like a clever game, not just about taste but also a bit of strategy. That’s a bit like business – making smart choices and maybe even becoming a negotiation master! It’s like a tasty adventure where everyone goes home happy.

Conclusion:

In the giggly world of tiffin trades, there’s a subtle dance between playful exchanges and the profound concepts of sharing, donating charity, and even a sprinkle of business smarts. So, the next time your little one swaps snacks, remember, that it’s not just about the food; it’s a tiny lesson in the art of human connection and the joy of giving and receiving, one bite at a time.

Whether negotiating a lunch exchange or navigating the complexities of adult life, the fundamentals remain remarkably consistent. By delving into the intricacies of our daily decisions, we can uncover valuable insights that enhance our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

From Clinic Diary- A Heartfelt Encounter -Generational Struggles

Hey there,

I wanted to share something pretty eye-opening that happened in my clinic recently. I met this lovely lady in her 60s who came in complaining about some health issues. At first, she linked it to a hiking trip she had taken, but as we chatted, it became clear there was more to the story.

Turns out, her discomfort wasn’t just about physical strain; it was about the emotional strain from her rocky relationship with her daughter-in-law. We all know in-law tensions aren’t uncommon, but this one hit differently. It revealed the kind of daily battles people face just to keep their families together and happy.

I realized how quick we, the younger generation, are to jump to conclusions without really understanding the struggles of our parents and grandparents. This lady’s story made me pause and think.

As she poured out her feelings, it became apparent that decisions made in the heat of the moment had caused her son a lot of pain. What’s even sadder is that her daughter-in-law had moved out, leaving not only her husband but also her own child behind.

This got me reflecting on how we handle family matters. It’s so easy to let egos and small issues drive a wedge between us. In our fast-paced lives, we sometimes forget to slow down and understand the pain our older generation might be going through.

Few question that let me too ponder was 

1. Values and Lessons from Our Roots:

As I sit here, pondering the first question, it’s hard not to recognize the subtle erosion of values that were once the bedrock of our families. The fast-paced world we live in has a way of blurring the lines between personal ambition and the core principles handed down through generations.

I can’t help but wonder if, in our pursuit of individual goals, we’ve inadvertently set aside the timeless lessons of humility, respect, and resilience that our ancestors held dear. The hustle for success, while important, seems to have overshadowed the importance of community, cooperation, and the simple joy of shared moments. It’s a sobering thought—one that makes me question whether our relentless march forward has caused us to leave behind the very values that could anchor us in times of turbulence.

2. Prioritizing Relationships and Family Bonds:

The second question strikes a nerve, forcing me to confront the uncomfortable reality of our priorities. In a world that glorifies personal success, it’s easy to get swept up in the pursuit of individual achievements. Yet, as I reflect, I can’t shake the feeling that we may be sacrificing something precious on the altar of ambition.

Our relationships, the ties that bind us to our roots, are often the casualties of our relentless drive for personal success. It’s as if we’re racing towards a finish line, oblivious to the fact that the true measure of our lives lies not in solitary victories but in the strength of the connections we build. I sense a growing ache, a quiet pain, as I realize that perhaps we’ve become so accustomed to chasing dreams that we’ve forgotten the profound impact of a simple, shared smile around the family dinner table.

3. The Need for Social Reform in Family Dynamics:

The third question digs even deeper, prompting me to question the very fabric of our familial interactions. It’s not an easy realization, but as I reflect on my own experiences, I can’t help but acknowledge the pressing need for a shift in our approach to family dynamics.

Empathy and understanding, often overshadowed by ego and individual desires, seem like endangered species in our modern family structures. The pain I feel is not just in recognizing this societal trend but in acknowledging my own culpability. Have I, too, unknowingly contributed to a system that places personal needs above the collective well-being of my family?

As I grapple with these questions, I can’t escape the conclusion that a reevaluation of our values, priorities, and the very essence of familial bonds is not just desirable—it’s essential. The ache within grows, urging me to be part of the change, to infuse our family interactions with the empathy and understanding that can heal wounds and fortify the foundation of generations to come.

Life throws us curveballs, doesn’t it? As a family doctor, I’m often amazed by the stories people bring to my clinic.

Sometimes, finding the perfect solution feels like trying to catch a shooting star—it’s just out of reach. And you know what? That’s what makes this job so fascinating.

Every now and then, we feel a bit helpless. It’s a reminder that we’re not superheroes with all the answers. Maybe we’re just seeing one part of a bigger story.

Then there are those stories that hit you right in the feels. The struggles of families, the pain they go through—it becomes our pain too. It’s like this unspoken connection we have with our patients.

In these stories where easy solutions are hard to find, there’s something special. It’s a chance to marvel at how people connect. We’re not just fixing illnesses; we’re navigating the emotional rollercoaster that comes with them.

Life’s stories remind us to look beyond the obvious. Healing isn’t just about medicine; it’s about understanding the feelings that hide beneath the surface.

In the end, these stories teach us that healing isn’t just about prescriptions and diagnoses—it’s about acknowledging the human spirit, understanding the pain, and being there for each other. So, as we navigate this incredible journey called life, let’s marvel at its unpredictability, cherish the connections we make, and strive to be not just healers of bodies but also companions in the intricate dance of emotions. Here’s to the stories that shape us and the healing that goes beyond medicine.

Dr.Shailesh Yadav

Breaking the Silence: The Migraine Struggle Affecting Millions—Time for Women to Speak Out Against Stigma.

Today, I want to address a topic that often lingers in the shadows, affecting the lives of millions—migraines. Specifically, I want to reach out to the incredible women out there who may be silently battling this condition, either ignoring the persistent head pain or attributing it to the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Migraines are not just another inconvenience to be pushed aside or dismissed. They are a significant struggle, impacting not only your physical well-being but also casting a shadow over your daily activities, relationships, and overall quality of life. It’s time for us to break the silence surrounding migraines and for you, brave women, to speak out against the stigma that often surrounds this condition.

I want to share some insights about migraines—something that affects many, including a significant number of women between the ages of 20 and 50. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraines rank as the third most prevalent illness globally.

Did you know that approximately 15% of the global population, which is around 1.2 billion people, experience migraines? It’s quite common, and here’s something interesting: women are three times more likely to have migraines than men.Women with migraines experience a 50 to 60 percent increase in headaches during perimenopause and menopause.

“For those who think a migraine is just another intense headache, here’s something to ponder: In a recent survey, women rated their worst migraine pain as even more severe than childbirth. According to the American Migraine Foundation (AMF), approximately one in four women will experience a migraine attack in their lifetime, and in severe cases, this can happen up to 15 times a month. If you have migraines frequently, it’s termed as chronic migraines, meaning you often experience these intense headaches, as defined by the AMF.”

Now, this higher prevalence among women is connected to your hormonal processes, like menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. These processes involve hormones, especially estrogen, which can play a big role in how often and how intense migraines can be.

I understand that in the midst of your busy lives, it might be tempting to downplay the pain, to attribute it to stress or simply being too occupied. But here’s the truth—your pain is valid, and it deserves attention. Ignoring it or brushing it off as just another women’s problem perpetuates the silence and adds to the stigma.

Many women skip seeing a doctor for migraines, assuming it’s normal because family members had similar issues. But imagine a young woman enduring months of pain, losing entire days. It’s a real tragedy that needs attention.

Migraines are more than just headaches. They can affect your energy levels, trigger food cravings, and, in severe cases, lead to visual disturbances, nausea, and cognitive difficulties. It’s a complex, often invisible struggle that many endure in solitude, fearing judgment or dismissal.

Migraines not only affect us physically but also have an impact on our social and emotional well-being. Many people, especially women, might think that experiencing these headaches is just ‘normal’ or something ‘expected,’ especially if there’s a family history.

This kind of thinking can lead to a lack of proper treatment or, in some cases, completely ignoring the issue. It’s essential to change this perception and make everyone aware of the importance of seeking medical help. Imagine a teenager who starts having migraines during puberty and continues to struggle with them for years. This kind of prolonged pain could lead to missing out on valuable moments in life.

So, let’s shift the mindset and emphasize the significance of consulting with a medical professional. If you or someone you know is dealing with migraines, remember that it’s okay to seek help. Your well-being matters.

I want you to know that you don’t have to bear this burden alone. It’s crucial to recognize that migraines are not a sign of weakness or a consequence of being too busy. They are a legitimate medical condition that deserves understanding and proper attention.

So, let’s challenge the stigma together. Speak out about your experiences, share your journey, and let’s debunk the myth that migraines are just another women’s problem. By breaking the silence, we pave the way for a more supportive and compassionate understanding of this condition.

If you’re grappling with migraines, I want you to know that you’re not alone. I’m Dr. Shailesh Yadav, and my focus is on helping individuals like you find relief from the challenges that migraines bring. Migraines aren’t just headaches—they can disrupt your daily life with throbbing pain, fatigue, and other unsettling symptoms.

I understand that over-the-counter medications may not always provide the relief you need, especially when migraines come with additional symptoms like flashing lights, blurred vision, or nausea. That’s why I approach migraine treatment with a personalized touch, recognizing that one-size-fits-all solutions won’t suffice.

Migraines can be connected to other health issues, so it’s crucial to undergo a proper assessment. I’ll work to rule out conditions that mimic migraines, ensuring you receive the right diagnosis. Triggers such as weather changes, lack of sleep, or specific foods can play a role, and I’ll guide you on managing them effectively.

The positive news is that you don’t have to let migraines dictate your life. I’m here to recommend personalized lifestyle changes, dietary adjustments, and even homeopathic medications tailored just for you. While it may take some time, finding the right solution can lead to more pain-free days.

Remember, your experience with migraines is unique, and seeking help from a specialist like me can genuinely make a difference. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and take the first step towards a life with fewer migraines.

Remember, your voice matters, your pain is real, and it’s time to break free from the shadows of silence.

Wishing you strength and empowerment,

Dr. Shailesh Yadav 

Rediscover Intimacy: Understanding and Healing Erectile Dysfunction with Homeopathy

I understand that addressing such matters can be challenging, but consider this a friendly conversation between us. I’m Dr. Shailesh, and I want to assure you that you’re not alone on this journey.

We’re diving into a topic that affects many men but is often hushed in everyday conversations: Erectile Dysfunction (ED). Imagine this – you’re ready to enjoy a moment of intimacy, but your body isn’t on the same page. It can be frustrating and disheartening, but fear not! We’re here to shed light on this common issue and explore how, with homeopathic expertise, can guide you towards a more fulfilling and confident life

Understanding Erectile Dysfunction:

Erectile Dysfunction, often referred to as ED, is more than just trouble in the bedroom. It’s like having a conversation with your body that’s lost its rhythm. The inability to achieve or maintain an erection can be a result of various factors, and it’s more common than you might think. It’s not just about aging; ED can knock on the door at any stage of life.

Everyday Examples:

Let’s make this relatable. Imagine you’ve had a stressful day at work, deadlines looming over you like dark clouds. When you finally get a moment for intimacy, your mind is still racing with stress. This mental block can translate into physical challenges, affecting your ability to perform.

Now, picture this: you’ve been indulging in a bit too much alcohol lately. Your body, trying to tell you something, might respond with difficulty in achieving or maintaining an erection. It’s like a gentle nudge to reconsider your lifestyle choices.

Several factors can contribute to erectile dysfunction, and they can be categorized into physical and psychological causes. Physical causes may include:

1.Vascular issues: Problems with blood flow to the penis, such as atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), can restrict blood flow and lead to erectile dysfunction.

2. Neurological disorders: Conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and injuries to the spinal cord or pelvic area can affect nerve signals related to erections.

3.Hormonal imbalances: Conditions such as low testosterone levels can contribute to erectile dysfunction.

4. Medications: Some medications, particularly those for hypertension, depression, or prostate conditions, may have side effects that impact erectile function.

5. Lifestyle factors: Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, obesity, and lack of physical activity can contribute to ED.

Psychological causes of erectile dysfunction may include:

1. Stress and anxiety: High levels of stress and anxiety can interfere with the normal functioning of the sexual response cycle.

2. Depression: Feelings of sadness or hopelessness can affect libido and sexual function.

3. Relationship issues: Difficulties in a relationship or communication problems can contribute to ED.

4. Performance anxiety: Worrying about sexual performance or fear of not satisfying a partner can lead to erectile dysfunction.

Patients with erectile dysfunction often have a range of questions and concerns when discussing their condition with healthcare professionals.  

1. What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?

   Patients often want to understand the underlying factors contributing to their condition, whether it’s related to physical health, psychological factors, or a combination of both.

2. Is My Lifestyle Affecting My Erection?

   Many patients inquire about the role of lifestyle choices, such as diet, exercise, smoking, and alcohol consumption, in contributing to erectile dysfunction.

3. Could Medications Be the Culprit?

  Patients may ask about the potential impact of their current medications on erectile function. Some medications, including those for hypertension or depression, can have side effects related to sexual function.

4. How Common Is Erectile Dysfunction?

   Patients often seek reassurance about the prevalence of erectile dysfunction and whether it’s a common issue among men of their age.

5. Can Stress and Anxiety Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

  Understanding the connection between mental health, stress, anxiety, and erectile dysfunction is a common concern. Patients may want to explore the psychological aspects of their condition.

6. What Tests Are Needed to Diagnose the Problem?

  Patients might ask about diagnostic procedures and tests to identify the root cause of their erectile dysfunction. This may include blood tests, imaging, or other examinations.

7.What Treatment Options Are Available?

   Patients often want to know about available treatment options, including medications, lifestyle changes, and therapeutic approaches. They may also inquire about potential side effects of treatments.

Homeopathy: Your Natural Solution:

Enter homeopathy, my area of expertise. Homeopathic remedies, derived from natural sources, are like personalized whispers to your body, urging it to find balance. Whether your ED is rooted in physical or psychological causes, homeopathy addresses both aspects by considering your unique constitution.

Let me share a real-life example. Consider someone experiencing stress at work and feeling the weight of responsibilities. This stress, if left unattended, can manifest in the form of ED. Homeopathy, by understanding the individual’s mental and physical state, can provide remedies that work on both the stress and its impact on intimacy.

The Healing Process:

In homeopathy, we don’t just treat symptoms; we look at the whole picture – your personality, behaviors, fears, and responses to life. It’s a holistic journey toward rediscovering not just physical vitality but emotional well-being too.

Conclusion:

So, dear reader, if ED has been knocking on your door, don’t let it linger. Consider homeopathy as your ally in this journey towards rediscovering intimacy. Imagine a life where you’re not just addressing the symptoms but achieving a wholesome balance. Consult with me, Dr. Shailesh, and let’s embark on this path together. Your well-being is my priority.

Here’s to a vibrant and fulfilling intimate life!

Embracing a Gentle Path: Homeopathy for Gut and Skin Health in Autism

Introduction:

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can bring about various challenges like trouble with social interactions and communication. Lately, researchers have been looking into the link between ASD, tummy issues, and heightened sensitivities. Homeopathy, known for its personal touch, is becoming a promising avenue to support children with ASD.

The Gut-Brain Connection:

The “gut-brain axis” is like a two-way street connecting our tummy and brain. For kids with ASD, studies show they might have tummy troubles, hinting at a connection between gut health and ASD.

The intricate relationship between the gut and the brain, often referred to as the “gut-brain axis,” is a fascinating and complex interplay that significantly influences overall health. This communication network operates bidirectionally, meaning that signals travel back and forth between the gut and the brain, impacting various physiological and psychological processes.

In the context of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), researchers have been particularly intrigued by the potential implications of the gut-brain axis. Studies have consistently shown that individuals with ASD often experience gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms or, more colloquially, “tummy troubles.” These symptoms may manifest as issues such as abdominal pain, irregular bowel movements, or digestive discomfort.

The presence of these gastrointestinal symptoms suggests a possible connection between gut health and the manifestation of ASD. The bidirectional communication between the gut and the brain involves intricate pathways, including neural, hormonal, and immunological components. Disruptions or imbalances in these pathways could potentially contribute to both the gastrointestinal symptoms and the characteristic features of ASD.

Understanding and exploring the gut-brain axis in the context of ASD opens up avenues for more targeted and holistic approaches to intervention. It highlights the importance of considering not only the neurological aspects of ASD but also the potential influence of gastrointestinal health on the overall well-being of individuals with ASD. This comprehensive perspective can guide healthcare professionals in developing more tailored and effective strategies to address the diverse challenges associated with ASD.

Leaky Gut and Sensitivities:

Some experts think there’s a link between “leaky gut” (when the gut lining gets a bit too permeable) and ASD symptoms. This might influence sensitivities, like skin problems and sensory issues, through a mix of brain, hormone, and immune factors.

let’s simplify this for a better understanding:

Think of the gut like a barrier, kind of like a protective wall in your child’s tummy. Now, sometimes, this wall can become a bit too permeable, almost like having tiny holes. We call this “leaky gut.” When this happens, things that shouldn’t normally pass through easily can sneak through these tiny holes.

Now, imagine these sneaky things creating a bit of chaos in the body’s team (the brain, hormones, and immune system). This team is usually great at working together, but when the gut is a bit leaky, it can throw things off.

So, what’s the result? This mix-up can sometimes show up in things like skin problems and sensory issues. Picture it as a ripple effect – the leaky gut might send signals that affect how the brain, hormones, and immune factors interact. This can influence how your child reacts to things around them, like certain textures or sounds.

Understanding this link helps us see that by addressing the “leaky gut” and helping the team work together better, we might also see improvements in things like skin and sensory sensitivities. It’s like fixing the wall to create a smoother and more comfortable environment for your child.

Gut Bugs and Homeopathic Help:

Changes in the gut’s tiny organisms, called microbiota, could be linked to ASD. Homeopathy aims to bring balance to the body’s vital force, possibly helping the gut bugs in a good way. Tailored homeopathic remedies can be designed to support each child’s unique needs and address tummy concerns.

Skin Hurdles and Sensory Sensitivities:

Kids with ASD often face sensory challenges, especially with clothes and skin contact. Homeopathy can step in to help with skin issues, considering individual sensitivities and reactions. Natural remedies, gentle and kind, can work alongside other approaches for overall well-being.

Homeopathy’s Personal Touch:

Homeopathy isn’t just about symptoms; it’s about treating the whole person—body, feelings, and thoughts. This way of working aligns perfectly with what each child with ASD needs. Homeopathic practitioners, like myself, look at everything, aiming to get to the root of the challenges.

Meet Dr. Rajeshwari Yadav, a skilled homeopath with almost more than a decade of experience in classical homeopathy. Beyond the basics, she specializes in tailoring unique homeopathic treatments for both children and adults, delving into the complexities of human psychology.

Dr. Rajeshwari earned her degree from Mumbai’s CCMP Medical College, later advancing her skills at the International Academy of Homeopathy in Mumbai and Allen College, England. With a master’s in clinical psychology and significant experience in special child cases at Sion Hospital, she brings a compassionate and well-rounded approach to healthcare.

Her commitment to excellence shines through collaborations with renowned doctors, offering comprehensive services for various health issues. Dr. Rajeshwari’s blend of classical homeopathy and deep psychology knowledge makes her a dedicated and impactful healthcare professional.

Conclusion:

Understanding the link between ASD, gut health, and skin issues can be complex, but homeopathy offers a gentle, personalized approach. As a qualified homeopath with 15 years of experience and additional qualifications in clinical psychology, I’ve had immense experience working with special children. I invite you to consider this path and consult with professionals, like me, who can offer personalized guidance. Bringing a holistic perspective into your child’s care may pave the way for a more tailored approach to meet their unique needs.

Exploring Holistic Solutions: Homeopathy for Childhood Food Allergies

In the complex realm of childhood food allergies, where the immune system reacts adversely to specific food components, finding effective and safe solutions becomes paramount. This article delves into the classification, mechanisms, clinical manifestations, and common allergenic foods associated with childhood food allergies. However, our focus shifts to an alternative approach – homeopathy, offered by Dr. Rajeshwari and Dr. Shailesh, as a potential avenue for managing and treating these allergies.

Understanding Childhood Food Allergies:

Childhood food allergies are characterized by immune reactions to specific food ingredients, resulting in a range of symptoms. These can be classified based on the time interval between ingestion and symptom manifestation: immediate allergic responses occurring within minutes to hours and delayed responses manifesting up to 2-48 hours later.

Mechanisms of Food Allergy:

These allergies may arise from immunoglobulin E (IgE) or non-IgE mediated immune responses, often triggered by proteins acting as allergens in ingested foods. Genetic factors, such as a family history of allergies, contribute to the likelihood of a child developing allergies. The immature intestinal tract in infancy increases susceptibility, with many children outgrowing allergies, especially to common allergens like milk and eggs.

Clinical Manifestations:

Symptoms vary widely, encompassing systemic reactions like anaphylaxis and growth failure, respiratory issues, gastrointestinal problems, and cutaneous manifestations. Recognizing these symptoms is crucial for timely intervention.

Common Allergenic Foods:

Various foods can elicit allergic responses in children, ranging from vegetables like peanuts and fruits to animal sources like fish, eggs, and dairy products. Cow’s Milk Allergy (CMA) stands out as the most prevalent, presenting with diverse symptoms, including diarrhea, vomiting, skin issues(Eczema, Dermatitis), recurrent cough and cold and gastro-esophageal reflux.

Diagnosis and Management:

Accurate diagnosis involves evaluating anaphylactic reactions and adhering to established guidelines. Skin prick tests, serum IgE measurements, and atopy patch tests aid in diagnosis. Management includes eliminating allergenic foods from the diet, reintroducing them cautiously, and adopting preventive measures like wearing medical identification bracelets for extreme cases.

The Role of Homeopathy:

Dr. Rajeshwari and Dr. Shailesh advocate for homeopathic treatment, emphasizing its potential to address the root causes and predispositions associated with various food allergies. Homeopathic medicines are tailored to individual tendencies and can offer a holistic approach to managing adverse reactions.

Preventive Measures:

In addition to treatment, the article underscores the importance of preventive measures, such as educating parents, teachers, and caregivers, promoting breastfeeding as a primary strategy, and fostering awareness about allergic reactions.

Conclusion:

As we navigate the intricate landscape of childhood food allergies, exploring alternative approaches like homeopathy becomes integral. Dr. Rajeshwari and Dr. Shailesh offer a beacon of hope for parents seeking holistic and personalized solutions to manage and treat their children’s food allergies. By combining traditional wisdom with modern understanding, they pave the way for a comprehensive and patient-centric approach to wellness.

Understanding:-Fibroadenomas and Their Homeopathic Management

Fibroadenomas, benign breast tumors composed of glandular and connective tissues, are a common concern for women, particularly in their 20s and 30s. While generally non-cancerous, these tumors can cause discomfort. Understanding their causes, types, and symptoms is crucial for effective management. Additionally, exploring homeopathic approaches provides an alternative perspective on treating fibroadenomas.

Types of Fibroadenomas:

There are four main types of fibroadenomas: simple, complex, juvenile, and giant. These tumors develop from glandular tissues and ducts in the breast, often characterized by their mobility, leading to their colloquial term “breast mice.”

Causes and Risk Factors:

Hormones, especially estrogen, may contribute to the development of fibroadenomas. Factors such as oral contraceptive use before the age of 20, family history, and obesity can increase the risk. The exact cause remains unknown, but these tumors are more prevalent during reproductive years and may change in size with hormonal fluctuations.

Microscopic Pathology:

Microscopic examination reveals uniformly distributed sheets of epithelial cells, a hypovascular stroma, and characteristic growth patterns. Differentiating between pericanalicular and intracanalicular growth patterns aids in the diagnosis of fibroadenomas.

Signs and Symptoms:

Fibroadenomas typically manifest as painless, firm, and mobile breast lumps with distinct borders. While usually benign, the risk of developing malignant breast cancer may increase for individuals with complex fibroadenomas.

Differential Diagnosis:

Distinguishing fibroadenomas from breast carcinoma, phyllodes tumors, breast lymphoma, and metastases requires careful consideration. Diagnostic tools such as clinical examination, ultrasonography, mammography, and biopsy play a crucial role in accurate identification.

Why Choose Homeopathy?

Homeopathy, a system of medicine that addresses not just symptoms but the root causes of ailments, can offer a unique perspective in managing fibroadenomas. Dr. Shailesh and Dr. Rajeshwari, with their wealth of experience, bring a compassionate and thorough understanding to their practice, ensuring each patient receives personalized care.

Tailored Treatment Plans:

Understanding the emotional and physical aspects of your health journey, Dr. Shailesh and Dr. Rajeshwari craft individualized treatment plans. Their approach goes beyond the surface, considering factors such as stress, family history, and overall well-being. By choosing their expertise, you embark on a journey toward comprehensive healing.

A Holistic Approach:

Homeopathy recognizes the interconnectedness of physical and emotional health. By seeking an appointment with Dr. Shailesh and Dr. Rajeshwari, you open the door to a comprehensive healing journey, acknowledging the impact of stress and emotional well-being on fibroadenoma development.

Why Dr. Shailesh & Dr. Rajeshwari?

These distinguished homeopathic doctors bring a wealth of experience and a track record of successful fibroadenoma management. Their commitment to patient-centric care, combined with a deep understanding of homeopathic principles, makes them the ideal choice for those seeking a holistic approach to health.

Take the First Step:

Don’t let fibroadenomas disrupt your well-being. Take the first step towards holistic healing by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Shailesh and Dr. Rajeshwari. Your journey to optimal health begins with a consultation that prioritizes you as a whole person, not just your symptoms. Trust in the expertise that these renowned homeopathic doctors bring to fibroadenoma management. Your path to well-being starts here.

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Conclusion:

Homeopathic management offers a holistic approach to treating fibroadenomas, addressing the patient’s overall well-being. While surgical intervention may be necessary in certain cases, homeopathy can be a valuable complementary option, especially for cases with a BI-RADS-2 score. For patients with specific characteristics, such as immobile masses or inconclusive biopsies, surgical excision may be recommended. Cases of post surgical recurrence can also be treated effectively with Homeopathic medicines. Understanding fibroadenomas and their management options empowers individuals to make informed decisions about their health.