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Tips for Glowing & Flawless skin

Tips for Glowing & Flawless skin 

Prasad Poojary , Fayth Clinic

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How to get a glowing skin? How to have flawless skin? These are the questions that most of us ask the skin specialists and dermatologist. Clear glowing skin is a dream for every person. Pimples, acne, dark spots, baggy eyes or dark circles are a nightmare for most people .

There are different skin types and different problems associated with them. Dry skin can get itchy sometimes and needs to be hydrated often to keep it glowing. Oily skin is prone to pimples and has a greasy texture. Some people have normal skin, which is God’s gift, and then there are people with combination skin who have to face the problems of both dry skin and oily skin. Perfect skin is not too oily or dry but needs to be taken care with regular toning and cleansing. There are various types of facial masks made with natural ingredients which can also help in providing natural glow to the skin.

Clear Glowing Skin Naturally:

Some people have combination of dry and oily facial skin, the area near the cheeks and eyes is dry while the forehead and area around the mouth look greasy and has a darker shade. They need to treat these areas differently with different kinds of creams. Every skin type has a problem. But, where there is a will there is a way. The change needs to come from within.

If you can make it a daily routine and take care of your skin every day,your skin tone will definitely improve .. Your skin will look flawless and shiny, even as you age. Here are some great tips for clear skin. These tips are all natural, easily accessible which not only give you a better skin but also a healthy life. They are perfect for all the skin types.

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Skin food is very essential for glowing skin and that comes from eating the right food in the right quantity .Eating fresh fruits & vegetables is important as they provide the micronutrients and anti oxidants essential for cellular metabolism .Natural proteins like fish, nuts and white meat, grains like buckwheat, brown rice and quinoa, vegetables like broccoli, tomato and beets are very healthy and good for the skin. Avoid processed and man-made food. Omega3 fatty acids are great to reduce inflammation; this is found in walnuts, salmon and soybeans.

Drink Water:

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Water  and juices detox the body by removing the toxins and waste. It hydrates the body and removes excess oils and dirt. 15% of our skin is made up of water.Drinking at least 3 liters per day gives the skin a bright, noticeable change in less than a week. It rids your skin from dryness and wrinkles. It also boosts the immune system.

Avoid the Sun:

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The sun is a great source for vitamin D. The morning sun from 7am to 9am is good for the skin. However avoiding the sun after this time is very essential. The UV rays are quite strong and they not only damage the texture of the skin but over exposure to these rays can result in skin cancer. Avoid the sun especially from 10 am to 2 pm as the sun rays can get really harsh, and this is a must for even normal skin care.

Try to wear clothing that covers most of your skin and carry an umbrella if possible. Apply sunscreen with SPF above 45 while going outdoors.

Skin Hydration:

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Hydrating the body from inside and outside is important. Cleanse your face twice every day, washing your face more than this can result in dryness. The natural oils produced by the skin are required to nourish it and provide flawless beauty and skin care. Use cold water to cleanse your face after washing it, as warm water opens the pores which allow bacteria and dirt to enter into them.

Pimple Care:

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Care of pimples and acne is very important . Popping the pimples pushes the infective material backwards and leads to scarring , redness & inflammation. Healing will take longer

Exfoliation

This is important to remove the dead cells, dust , impurities and blackheads and smooth out the skin  . It cleans the clogged pores and prevents acne breakout. However exfoliation should be avoided  in active  acne ,as it causes the spread of acne . Regular exfoliation improves the skin texture by reducing dullness , appearance of larger pores and makes it easier for the skin to absorb moisturizers and serums that are applied locally

Toner

Cleansing , toning & moisturizing are the basic tips for glowing skin , however toning is missed most of the time . Toners are to be used just after cleansing to restore the skin Ph balance & reduce pore size. They supply antioxidants , fatty acids , ceramides & glycerine for fresher smoother appearance . Toners have humectants property which binds moistureto the skin and prevents dryness

Detoxification

Removes toxins from within the body .You can start your day with warm water and stay away from alcohol, sugar and salty snacks . have loads of fresh fruits & vegetables

Remove makeup before sleep

This is important as make up contains harsh chemicals with clogs the pores and attracts dirt leading to acne .

Improve your lifestyle

By decreasing stress, doing physical exercise for atleast 30 mion daily , having balanced meal , avoiding alcohol and smoking and a good restful sleep of 7-8 hours . Good sleep will allow body to recuperate and improve metabolism . Physical activity flushes out toxins from the body & releases happy hormones ( endorphins ) which again improves skin texture .

Vit C intake daily

Improves collagen production & enhances skin brightness , keeps away age spots , pigmentation and improves the skin’s ability to protect itself from damage caused by harsh UV rays

Maintain hygiene

By using different towels for face and body . Avoid repeatedly touching your face to prevent spread of infections . Fayth Skin & Hair Care Centre is part of Fayth Clinic  ( NABH accredited & ISO 9001:2015 certified ) . We use the latest advanced  South Korean technology for Skin & hair treatments . Our doctors  and paramedical staff are easily accessible and empathetic to the patients needs.

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We are sure that by incorporating these basic points in your regular skincare regime , you will definitely get your glowing flawless skin

 

 

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8 tips forWinter skin care

8 tips forWinter skin care

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Prasad Poojary , Fayth Clinic ,

Many of us look forward to winter especially the people staying in warm & humid climate . However , winter can be harsh and can dehydrate and dry your skin . This is very important , especially if you are from warm & humid areas where you are not used to taking care of skin in winter .We know it can be a challenge, so we’ve put together this winter routine just for you. Of course, each skin type needs different tweaks, but these guidelines can be applied to all skin types.

  1. Super gentle cleansing.

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Winter tends to weaken skin, so cleansing has to be super gentle. We recommend a gentle micellar water or cleansing oil to remove makeup and grime gently, then following that with a hydrating cleanser with a low pH level. Recommended to double cleanse (using an oil-based cleanser first, then following that with a water-balanced cleanser) no matter the season, but we stress it particularly for these dry winter months.

  1. Hydration

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Winter tends to dehydrate and dry the skin , hence you need to pack your skin with hydration and get that hydration deep in all your layers of skin. You could use ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, or aloe vera. It is necessary to follow the skincare regime ,your toner helps balance the pH level in your skin and introduces that first layer of hydration, then your essence floods your skin with hydration and makes it like a sponge, ready to soak up everything in your ampoules, serums, and moisturizers.

  1. Supplement with oils and serums.

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Sensitized skin in winter can easily become irritated skin, & can increase things like acne and/or hyperpigmentation. Use serums that focus on calming and soothing skin. We also recommend that you add a facial oil to your winter skin routine. Oils not only hydrate skin, but they also help lock that hydration in, so your skin isn’t evaporating all its vital moisture into the air. Facial oils are good for all skin types, even oily types! The thing is that even oily skin can get dehydrated, and, when skin gets dehydrated, it increases sebum (oil) production, which leads to more oily skin and to more breakouts. That’s why, if you have an oily skin type, your skin might actually feel even more oily during the dry winter months, because it’s compensating for how dehydrated it really is. Using a facial oil actually helps regulate sebum production, so your skin can lock in hydration.

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A moisturizer moisturize skin and seals in, all the hydration you’ve layered on with your toner, essence, serums, oils. Moisturizers include occlusives that create a barrier on top your skin, so all the goodness you’ve applied will actually stay in your skin instead of seeping out. It’s important to remember that your moisturizer should be another layer in your skincare routine, not the only or principle source of moisture — a moisturizer will hydrate, yes, but it is most effective when it’s layered on top a hydrating toner, essence, serum, and/or oil, especially in these dry, winter months.

  1. Take advantage of the regenerative power of sleep.

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Sleep helps to repair any damage sustained during the day and heal and restore. Use a sleeping pack, which is often a thicker cream you apply to your face as the last step in your skincare routine instead of a moisturizer and wash off in the morning. While you sleep, the hydrating, rich ingredients in these sleeping packs will seep into your skin, giving your body’s automatic regenerative power a boost.

6.And don’t forget about those lips! We recommend exfoliating lips with a sugar scrub 2 or 3 times a week and using a lip mask overnight!

7.Never ever forget your sunscreen! Even though the sun might not be as bright or strong as it is in the summer, the sun is still there, emitting UV rays that can harm your skin, so make sure you’re applying your sunscreen every morning and reapplying throughout the day.

We hope you found these pointers useful to take care of your skin in winter .

Fayth Skin & Hair Care Centre is part of Fayth Clinic  ( NABH accredited & ISO 9001:2015 certified ) . We use the latest advanced  South Korean technology for Skin & hair treatments . Our doctors  and paramedical staff are easily accessible and empathetic to the patients needs.

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Are hair-loss treatments expensive?

Are hair-loss treatments expensive?

Prasad Poojary , Heln , Mumbai

Invest in your hair , it’s the crown you never take off !

This is a common statement that we have all heard from time immemorial. Hair loss or thinning of hair creates panic .  If you ask anyone concerned about thinning hair or baldness , what they would be willing to pay to make the issue go away?

Let me tell you the figures and you would really be surprised at what people are willing to pay . But do they  the numbers really need to be so exorbitant ?  With medicine and medical procedures becoming more refined, can those suffering from receding  hairlines access cost-effective treatments?

Let’s find out.

Hair transplants

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Possibly the most popular, effective and long-lasting options for reversing hair loss are hair transplants . Grafts have previously been seen as a cosmetic procedure only open to the likes of wealthy celebrities but how much does a hair transplant cost?

The short answer appears to be anything between Rs 80,000/- to  Rs 1.50,000/-, with a number of factors contributing to the final price. Sizes and numbers of bald areas to be rectified are key, but the actual technique used is the most impactful when it comes to price. Comparing the costs, recovery times and success rates show that costs play an important part . With most patients not even needing an overnight stay at their chosen clinic, FUE transplants result in no scarring, far more natural resulting hairlines and a return to normal much sooner. Those with an active lifestyle, for example, are able to get back to the sports they love after just a few days.

Topical treatments

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Less invasive than a transplant but also considered far less effective, topical treatments for hair loss are often a first attempt at stopping the progression of a newly noticed issue. Solutions on the market are usually offered in a variety of strengths and seem to focus around the idea of stimulating shrinking hair follicles, to encourage them to start producing new hair again.

Consumers should expect to pay less for treatments such as this, but there is no guarantee of success. Although some people have reported excellent results, others have seen absolutely no difference and there is no way of predicting who will be left disappointed.

Medications

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Similar to topical lotions, medications for hair loss have not proven effective for everybody. They usually target the same issue as topical ointments, in that they are designed to stimulate follicles to open up and grow new hairs by blocking the creation of certain hormones.

Specialist shampoos

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Finally, there are a number of shampoos on the market that claim to help with thinning hair. These are largely unproven and although they might clean the hair well, it is unlikely that they will help new hair to grow. Some seem to focus on thickening existing hair instead, but this is usually through the depositing of silicones that you’ll want to cleanse semi-regularly.

PRP (platelet-rich plasmatherapy

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Is another therapy for hair loss. This  is a three-step medical treatment in which a person’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp. Increasing clinical evidence suggests PRP can reverse hair loss and stimulate natural hair growth. Most PRP studies report following up with patients for up to six months after their procedure.

As with any cosmetic remedies, preventing further hair loss and tackling baldness can be a costly affair. It’s down to you to make a choice between one large cost for a procedure that has been proven to work or subscribing long-term to products that may never deliver the results you really want.

Fayth Skin & Hair Care Centre is part of Fayth Clinic  ( NABH accredited & ISO 9001:2015 certified ) . We use the latest advanced  South Korean technology for Skin & hair treatments . Our doctors  and paramedical staff are easily accessible and empathetic to the patients needs.

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5 reasons for Hair Loss

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The hair on your head goes through a life cycle that involves growth, resting, and shedding. It’s common for people to lose around 100 hairs a day. If you experience sudden hair loss, loss in patches, or overall thinning, it is necessary to visit  your doctor. Some shedding is temporary and may respond well to changes in diet, certain treatments, or lifestyle changes. Other loss may be more permanent or not stop until an underlying condition is treated.

By age 40, about half of all men will experience hair loss due to hereditary conditions like androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness). Likewise, more than half of women will experience genetic hair loss (female pattern baldness) before the age of 70. Since,  there are many types of hair loss, finding the cause can be challenging

Most hair loss is not associated with systemic or internal disease, nor is poor diet a frequent factor. Hair may simply thin as a result of predetermined genetic factors and the overall aging process. Many men and women may notice mild physiologic thinning of hair starting in their 30s and 40s. Life vicissitudes, including illness, emotional trauma, protein deprivation (during strict dieting), and hormonal changes like those in pregnancypuberty, and menopause may cause hair loss

  • common causes of hair loss include:

1.medical conditions, like alopecia areata, scalp infections, or trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder), radiation treatment for conditions like cancer. Medical conditIons like thyroid , iron deficiency anemia , secondary syphilis can cause hair loss. Complete hair loss after chemotherapy usually regrows after six to 12 months

2.hormonal changes from pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, or thyroid issues

3.medications or supplements, such as those used for cancer, high blood pressure, depression, or arthritis

4.stress, whether physical or emotional

5.Hair styling practices, like wearing tight ponytails or cornrows

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Patchy hair loss

Some conditions produce small areas of hair loss, while others affect large areas of the scalp. Common causes of patchy hair loss are

  • alopecia areata (small circular or coin size bald patches on the scalp that usually grow back within months),
  • traction alopecia (thinning from tight braids or ponytails),
  • trichotillomania (the habit of twisting or pulling hair out),
  • tinea capitis (fungal infection), and
  • secondary syphilis.

Diffuse hair loss

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Some common causes of diffuse hair loss are

  • pattern alopecia,
  • drug-induced alopecia,
  • protein malnutrition, and
  • systemic disease-induced alopecia (cancer, endocrine disease, and telogen effluvium).

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How do I know if my child has Pneumonia ?

How do I know if my child has pneumonia

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Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs in which the air sacs in the lungs (called alveoli) fill up with pus and other fluid. This makes it hard for oxygen to reach the bloodstream. This can occur at any age but is more frightening in children as it may progress rapidly to respiratory distress or failure if not diagnosed and treated in time.

Symptoms vary depending on the age and what caused the pneumonia, but can include:

  • very fast breathing (in some cases, this is the only symptom)
  • breathing with grunting or wheezing sounds
  • working hard to breathe; this can include flaring of the nostrils, belly breathing, or movement of the muscles between the ribs
  • fever with or without chills
  • cough
  • stuffy nose
  • vomiting
  • chest pain
  • belly pain (because a child is coughing and working hard to breathe)
  • decreased activity or lethargy
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  • in extreme cases, bluish or gray color of the lips and fingernails

 

Pneumonia is caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Mostly caused by viruses. Pneumonia  may begin after an upper respiratory tract infection (an infection of the nose and throat), with symptoms starting after 2 or 3 days of a cold or sorethroat, after which it progresses to the  lungs. Fluid, white blood cells, and debris start to gather in the air spaces of the lungs and block the smooth flow of air to the lungs making it difficult to breathe .  If pneumonia is caused by bacteria  become sick rapidly starting with a sudden high fever and rapid breathing.

Kids with pneumonia caused by viruses probably will have symptoms that appear more gradually and are less severe, though wheezing can be more common.

Some symptoms give important clues about which germ is causing the pneumonia. For example:

  • In older kids and teens, pneumonia due to Mycoplasma causes a sore throat, headache, and rash in addition to the usual symptoms of pneumonia.
  • In babies, pneumonia due to Chlamydia may cause conjunctivitis (watering red eye)with only mild illness and no fever.
  • When pneumonia is due to whooping cough (pertussis), have long coughing spells, turn blue from lack of air, or make the classic “whoop” sound when trying to take a breath.

Diagnosis of pneumonia is made after medical  exam,  child’s appearance, breathing pattern, and vital signs, and listen to the lungs for abnormal sounds. Chest Xray and  blood testsmay be required .

Viral pneumonia does not require antibiotics for treatment . Pneumonia caused by bacteria is treated with antibiotics taken by mouth at home.

Children might need treatment in a hospital if the pneumonia causes a lasting high fever, breathing problems, or if they:

  • need oxygen therapy
  • have a lung infection that may have spread to the bloodstream
  • have a chronic illness that affects the immune system
  • are vomiting so much that they cannot take medicine by mouth
  • keep getting pneumonia
  • might have whooping cough

If your child has bacterial pneumonia and the doctor prescribed antibiotics, give the medicine on schedule for as long as directed. This will help your child recover faster and help prevent the infection from spreading to others in the family. For wheezing, the doctor might recommend using a nebulizer or an inhaler.

Child’s temperature must be taken  at least once each morning and each evening. Call the doctor if it goes above 102°F (38.9°C) in an older infant or child, or above 100.4°F (38°C) in a baby under 6 months old.

Check your child’s lips and fingernails to make sure they are rosy and pink. Call your doctor if they are bluish or gray, or the child is breathing very rapidly ,which is a sign that the lungs are not getting enough oxygen.

With treatment, most types of bacterial pneumonia are cured in 1–2 weeks. Viral pneumonia may take 4–6 weeks to go away completely.

Can Pneumonia Be Prevented?

Some types of pneumonia can be prevented by vaccines. Kids usually get routine immunizations against Haemophilus influenzae  ,  pneumococcus and whooping cough beginning at 2 months of age.

The flu vaccine is recommended for all healthy kids ages 6 months through 19 years, but especially for kids with chronic illnesses such as heart or lung disorders or asthma.

When Should I Call the Doctor?

You should contact your doctor right away if your child has any of the signs of pneumonia, but especially if he or she:

  • has trouble breathing or is breathing too fast
  • has a bluish or gray color to the fingernails or lips
  • has a fever of 102°F (38.9°C), or above 100.4°F (38°C) in babies younger than 6 months old

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Is it necessary to get health checkup done ? What if I have to take medicines everyday?

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Dr Paula Goel , Fayth Clinic

Does the thought of taking medicine create irrational fear in your heart ?

If so, you may suffering  from a rare phobia called pharmacophobia which is  the irrational fear of taking medication. Patients who suffer from pharmacophobia experience palpitations, panic attacks, racing heart rates, trembling, nausea, and even weakness. These are all traditional anxiety symptoms that stem from an overactive “fight or flight” response in the body.

When these individuals have to go for medical assessment or even for routine annual health screening , they get very stressed out . The first thought which enters their head is “ What if something is wrong and I do need to take medicines”. This creates an anxiety situation leading to fight or flight response . Sometimes , so high is the fear , that they stop taking their medications leading to aggravation of the disease process and causing a great deal of harm to themselves.

So , is it possible to overcome this fear of pharmacophobia ? Here’s the good news: it is possible to overcome your pharmacophobia. Start with these strategies to build up your anxiety coping mechanism.

Find out how the pharmacophobia started 

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Generally this develops after a particular negative experience in the past like side effects or aallergic effects which could have been life threatening or they could have seen a loved one suffering a serious illness which required taking very strong medications and associated with death. Even though the death may not have been as a result of the medications, the brain then draws the correlations between the two. This may cause patients to fear that they will have the same experience. Therapists often refer to this as “fearing the fear” itself.

If you can trace your fear back to when it may have started, you may also identify what caused it in the first place. Think back to negative experiences you or someone you know has had with medication. How did those experiences affect you? Remind yourself that someone else having a negative experience does not necessarily mean you will  too.

Try taking your first dose in front of your doctor

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If there is tremendous fear of taking medications by yourself , you could take the first dose in front of your doctor , so that you can be monitored and incase of any adverse effects , you can be treated immediately . Once you realize that there are no problems , you can overcome your phobia and start taking them at home in front of your family members .  Research tells is that people with pharmacophobia experience the most fear with the first dose. As they take their medication and witness the lack of side effects, the anxiety lessens – hopefully it lessens for you, too

 

 

Try Talk Therapy

 

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If you still require help to deal with pharmacophobia , you could go for Talk therapy, including both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), can both significantly help people who suffer from pharmacophobia. The first attempts to change how you perceive your fear, and thus, its outcome. The second approach teaches you to be mindful and stay in the moment. In phobias where regressions and triggers can potentially cause more harm than good if mishandled, hence finding the right therapist is vitally important

You could also try  DBTSelfHelp.com. This website contains a database of DBT-based exercises and information you can put to use right at home. Practical skills learned include distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and mindfulness

Try Exposure Therapy

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Exposure therapy may help to desensitize you. This form of therapy exposes you to your fear with a therapist by your side to help you work through the negative emotions you experience. By research and statistics, it shows the highest level of efficacy in resolving extreme phobias. Exposure therapy is often gradual, so a complete fix may not happen for months or even years. However, it is still a valuable long-term tool. Patients with phobias who undergo exposure therapy often come to resolve their fears completely and permanently

Change Your Dosing Method

The phobia itself may be related to a specific form of dosing rather than the medication itself. Patients may struggle with swallowing medicines , but do fine when given intramuscular injections. Others may be fine with pills, but struggle with topicals. Even the fear of choking on medication can be enough to dissuade some patients from sticking with treatment. Changing the approach to accommodate may be easier than eliminating it.

Compounding is especially useful for children with pharmacophobia, who may be more willing to take a medication that has better taste over a formula that’s bitter or sour. Pharmacists can add in flavoring to make the medication more palatable.

What’s most important is that you know pharmacophobia is nothing to be scared of . There are  plenty of patients who struggle with it, and most eventually overcome their fears and can get treated for their medical problems.  It is always best to diagnose & identify medical problems early in the course of the disease . You can, too!

Fayth Clinic ( NABH accredited & ISO 9001:2015 certified ) diagnostic centre & medical clinic has multiple packages for health checkup .  Our integrated diagnostic and medical services with experience of senior medical consultants  provide patient friendly healthcare services . We provide 3 years digitalized medical reports which is accessible worldwide . Our entire health  checkup process takes only 2 hours to complete . Our doctors  and paramedical staff are easily accessible and empathetic to the patients needs. The kind of customers who love our work are the one are busy to look after their healthcare needs &who require reminders , rapid service and effective  response from us.

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Do I need to take lifelong BP medicine

Do  I  need to take lifelong BP medicine

Dr. Saurab  Goel , Interventional Cardiologist ( Wockhardt Hospital , Global hospital, Breach Candy hospital ) up1

Has your blood pressure been creeping up inspite of taking your blood pressure medications ? If so, you may be at decision time: Do you need medicine life long  or can you get those numbers down with healthier habits?

It depends on how high is your blood pressure and how is your general health and lifestyle . And what is your age.

The first step is to look at blood pressure figures . Blood pressure is always shown with a top and bottom number  like 120/80

The top number tells you the pressure when your heart beats. The bottom number lets you know the pressure between beats.

Normal blood pressure is about 120 / 80. If one or both of those numbers is higher, there’s too much pressure in your arteries. Over time, the extra pressure can cause damage — and raise your chances of heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease.

So where do your numbers fall ?

130/80 – 139/89 (stage 1 hypertension): You might need medication.

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These numbers qualify as high blood pressure and you need to take action. But you try out lifestyle changes first before adding drugs , unless you have other health problems.

One thing to keep in mind: Guidelines are different for older people. If you’re 60 or older, the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend you start treatment if your top blood pressure number is 130 or higher.

140/90 or higher (stage 2 hypertension): You need medication.

 

At this level, your doctor is likely to prescribe medicine now to get your blood pressure under control. At the same time, you’ll also need to make lifestyle changes.

If you ever have blood pressure that’s 180/120 or above, it’s an emergency. You need medical help right away to get it under control.

While your numbers are important, they don’t tell the whole story. Other things affect the decision to take meds. Some issues to think about:

Do you definitely have high blood pressure? One high reading isn’t enough to know. Your doctor will want to check your blood pressure a few more times , over weeks or months just to make sure. Or alternatively , you could get an ambulatory BP monitoring done to identify the spikes in blood pressure

Have you checked your blood pressure at home, or only in the doctor’s office? If you don’t already have one, it’s a good idea to get a home blood pressure monitor. Lots of people have high blood pressure in the doctor’s office because they’re nervous( white coat effect ) . If your home readings are normal, your doctor may decide you don’t really need treatment. Although you may still get an ambulatory BP monitoring done to identify the spikes in blood pressure

Have you already tried lifestyle changes  and your blood pressure is still high? If your blood pressure is still too high after 3 months of healthier habits, your doctor is likely to suggest medicine. Incase you are already on medications and have followed lifestyle changes , however your Blood pressure is still high , then you need to undergo certain investigations to  rule out other causes of high blood pressure

If you have other medical problems , like high cholesterol, diabetes, or heart disease ,  high blood pressure raises your chances of getting a heart attack or stroke.

There are certain other criteria like race , age , gender , family history , habits like smoking , alcohol , being overweight or obese could also predispose to heart attack or stroke .

Some people choose to take medicine because they’re concerned about the risk of heart attacks and stroke. Others don’t like the idea of going on medication or worry about the side effects. Talk to your doctor about the pros and cons, and be open about how you feel.

Remember, high blood pressure has no symptoms. So the only way to know if it’s high or getting higher  is to check it regularly.

Medications are not an excuse to give up on healthy lifestyle . You’ll get the most benefit from your blood pressure drugs if you combine regular exercise, a good diet, and a healthy weight.

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Could you have diabetes ? 5 hidden symptoms of diabetes

Could you have diabetes ? 5 hidden symptoms of diabetes

Dr Paula Goel , Fayth Clinic

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Did you think the only sign of being diabetic is overweight? Think again…

Around 77 million people in the India have diabetes ( 2nd largest population having diabetes in the world ) , and 90% of the diabetics are not even aware of their condition . And while diabetes is a lifelong condition & can be successfully managed once it’s diagnosed.  Delaying that diagnosis puts people at risk of serious complications, including amputation and blindness.

The  key concern for Type 2 diabetes is weight  gain ,which accounts for around 90% of the cases. Type 2 occurs when the body can no longer make enough insulin (a hormone produced by the pancreas which enables us to use sugar/glucose), or the insulin being produced isn’t doing its job properly.

Type 1, on the other hand, has absolutely nothing to do with weight or lifestyle and tends to develop during childhood when a fault in the body causes insulin-producing cells to be destroyed.

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The symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 are very similar, however in Type 1  diabetics , they occur  quickly as compared to type 2 and can land you in the hospital very rapidly , if not diagnosed in time  Type 2 is a bit different as many people put the symptoms of Type 2 with advancing age .The condition can sometimes go undiagnosed for up to 10 years, by which time complications could have started to develop.

Aside from weight , increased thirst , what are some of the other symptoms

  1. Blurred vision

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If you are struggling to see the finer details or have floaters in your vision field , then it could be due to diabetes . Blood sugar disruptions may cause the eye’s lens to become dry or swollen.One or both eyes may be affected. Always get eye symptoms checked out. If its not diabetes , could be due to some other cause.

  1. Itching near genitals

Yeast infection or fungal infection and cause itching and if this occurs repeatedly , even after treatment, its worthwhile to check out for diabetes  .This is because the associated high glucose levels in blood or urine provide the perfect breeding ground for troublesome yeast.

  1. Slow healing wounds

If minor cuts, burns and grazes suddenly seem to take ages to heal, it could be a sign that something’s wrong, like a nutritional deficiency – or potentially diabetes.If not managed carefully, diabetes can lead to nerve damage and poor circulation, resulting in slower healing.

  1. Nausea and vomiting

 

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Nausea & vomiting can occur for many reasons, however, if it occurs with  increasing frequency  without any apparent cause , could be a sign of Type 1 or 2 diabetes.  Blood sugar fluctuations can disrupt the metabolism or cause dizziness (another possible symptom!), which sometimes makes people feel sick.

  1. Dizziness

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As mentioned above, dizziness can be a sign of diabetes, due to both low blood sugar or dehydration (brought on because diabetes can make people urinate far more than usual). If dizziness continues for more than a day or two, or the dizzy spells are lasting a long time, get checked as there could be a number of causes that need investigating. A person with diabetes can develop hypoglycemia from a decrease of food intake, or from taking too much medication (insulin or oral tablets), which results in low blood sugar levels. In this situation the person experiences dizziness or lightheadedness because the brain lacks glucose to function properly.Because diabetes is such a diverse disease with many complications, it can cause dizziness in many ways.

Yes , it is essential to check out if you have diabetes and get treated at the right time . Correct diagnosis t the right time would go a long way to prevent multiple complications .

Fayth Clinic ( NABH accredited & ISO 9001:2015 certified ) diagnostic centre & medical clinic.  Our integrated diagnostic and medical services with experience of senior medical consultants  provide patient friendly healthcare services . We provide 3 years digitalized medical reports which is accessible worldwide . Our doctors  and paramedical staff are easily accessible and empathetic to the patients needs. The kind of customers who love our work are the one are busy to look after their healthcare needs &who require reminders , rapid service and effective response from us.

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