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Symptoms of common disease

Need a list of common diseases? The most common illnesses are listed here including information about their symptoms. They include the most common communicable diseases and  common infectious diseases. Most common bacterial diseases and common viral diseases can be gotten over quickly or treated medically by a doctor. Since these are so common, there’s definitely treatments for these common ailments. You will also get more information about major organ system, genetic diseases, central nervous system disorders and many more.

We will brief about Human body and Symptoms of various diseases

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Different organs can work together to perform a common function, like how the parts of your digestive system break down food. We refer to an integrated unit as an organ system. Groups of organ systems work together to make complete, functional organisms, like us! There are 11 major organ systems in the human body.

Nervous System :

The nervous system allows us to perceive, comprehend, and respond to the world around us. The nervous system also operates the body’s essential physiologic functions, such as breathing and digestion..

Learn more about these body parts in the nervous system:

Brain : The brain is an organ that’s made up of a large mass of nerve tissue that’s protected within the skull. It plays a role in just about every major body system.

Some of its main functions include:

  • Processing sensory information
  • Regulating blood pressure and breathing
  • Releasing hormones

Spinal cord :  The spinal cord begins at the base of the brain and extends into the pelvis. Many of the nerves of the peripheral nervous system, or PNS, branch out from the spinal cord and travel to various parts of the body.

Meninges : Circulating within the meninges is a liquid substance known as the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This fluid cushions the brain and spinal cord to protect them from shocks that could lead to damage. CSF also acts as a transport system that delivers nutrients to different parts of the central nervous system, and also removes waste products.

Dura mater : In the central nervous system, there are three different layers that cover the spinal cord and brain. These are called the meninges, and their three levels consist of the: pia, arachnoid, and dura mater. Bone is situated above these layers, followed by periosteum (a fibrous membrane that covers bone) and skin. The dura mater is the top layer of the meninges, lying beneath the bone tissue.

Integumentary System :

The integumentary system is the set of organs that forms the external covering of the body and protects it from many threats such as infection, desiccation, abrasion, chemical assault and radiation damage. IN humans the integumentary system includes the skin – a thickened keratinized epithelium made of multiple layers of cells that is largely impervious to water.

It also contains specialized cells that secrete melanin to protect the body from the carcinogenic effects of UV rays and cells that have an immune function. Sweat glands that excrete wastes and regulate body temperature are also part of the integumentary system.

Somatosensory receptors and nociceptors are important components of this organ system that serve as warning sensors, allowing the body to move away from noxious stimuli.

Functions of the Integumentary System :

  • Barrier function
  • Thermoregulation
  • Excretion
  • Sensation and Chemical Synthesis

Respiratory System :

Every tissue within the body requires oxygen to function. The respiratory system, which includes air passages, pulmonary vessels, the lungs, and breathing muscles, provides oxygenated blood to the body tissues and removes waste gases.

Learn more about these body parts in the respiratory system:

Nose: is the body’s primary organ of smell and also functions as part of the body’s respiratory system.

Lungs : The cone-shaped lungs are sponge-like organs that fill the chest cavity and make up most of the lower respiratory tract. Their most important job is providing oxygen to capillaries so they can oxygenate blood.

Pharynx : The nasopharynx is, by definition, the upper part of the throat behind the nose. It is a part of the pharynx, which comprises three separate segments: the nasopharynx, oropharynx, and the hypopharynx.

Bronchi : are the main passageway into the lungs. When someone takes a breath through their nose or mouth, the air travels into the larynx.

Digestive System :

The digestive system enables your body to convert food into usable nutrients through a chemical breakdown process. This occurs through a system of tube-like of organs, including the esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, and intestines. .

Learn more about these body parts in the digestive system:

  • Mouth : A molar tooth is located in the posterior (back) section of the mouth. It is found in most mammals that use their posterior teeth to grind food. Twelve molars are usually present in an adult human, in groups of three. These teeth are typically larger than the premolars and have a larger surface area to in order to chew and grind food into easily digestible bits.
    • Tongue : is unique in that it is the only muscle that isn’t connected to bone at both ends. It is connected on one end to the hyoid bone, which is also unique as it is the only bone not connected to any other bone in the body. The tongue’s primary physiologic function is gustatory sensation (tasting) and aiding in mastication (chewing). It also helps with speech and sound formation.
    • Teeth : The typical adult mouth has 32 teeth: eight incisors, four canines, eight premolars, and 12 molars (including four wisdom teeth).The canines, also called cuspid or eye-teeth, are the longest teeth, located in the corners of the mouth.

Pharynx : The nasopharynx is, by definition, the upper part of the throat behind the nose. It is a part of the pharynx, which comprises three separate segments: the nasopharynx, oropharynx, and the hypopharynx.

  • Diaphragm : is the primary muscle used in the process of inspiration, or inhalation. It is a dome-shaped sheet of muscle that is inserted into the lower ribs. Lying at the base of the thorax (chest), it separates the abdominal cavity from the thoracic cavity. It is a thin, skeletal muscle that can contract voluntarily.

Stomach : is located in the upper-left area of the abdomen below the liver and next to the spleen. The stomach is located in the upper-left area of the abdomen below the liver and next to the spleen. Its main function is to store and break down the foods and liquids that we consume before those contents travel to other organs to be further digested.

Spleen : is the organ that is responsible for both the storage and purification of red blood cells. It is positioned in the left upper abdomen, and is the largest organ of the lymphatic system. The spleen serves a critical role in immune function because it purifies the blood and helps the immune system to recognize and attack foreign pathogens and allergens.

Liver : is your body’s largest solid organ. On average, it weighs around 3 pounds in adulthood and is roughly the size of a football. This organ is vital to the body’s metabolic functions and immune system. Without a functioning liver, a person cannot survive.

The liver’s position is mostly in the right upper portion of the stomach, just below the diaphragm A portion of the liver goes into the left upper abdomen as well.

  • Gallbladder : The gallbladder is a pear-shaped, hollow structure located under the liver and on the right side of the abdomen. Its primary function is to store and concentrate bile, a yellow-brown digestive enzyme produced by the liver. The gallbladder is part of the biliary tract.

Pancreas: The pancreas is a glandular organ that produces a number of hormones essential to the body. It forms an integral part of the digestive system. The pancreas is located below and behind the stomach, in the curve of the duodenum, which is a part of the small intestine.

Small intestine : The small intestine is made up of the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum. Together with the esophagus, large intestine, and the stomach, it forms the gastrointestinal tract. In living humans, the small intestine alone measures about 6 to 7 meters long. After death, this length can increase by up to half. It has a surface area of over 200 meters.

Excretory System :

The excretory system consists of the organs that remove metabolic wastes from the body. In humans, this includes the removal of liquid nitrogenous waste in the form of urine, and solid wastes especially from the breakdown of hemoglobin. The removal of urine is accomplished by the urinary tract, while solid wastes are expelled through egestion from the large intestine.

The excretory system functions as the bulwark and balance to the digestive system. While we consume food and drink to nourish the body and provide energy, the excretory system ensures that homeostasis is maintained, irrespective of changes to the nutritive value of food.

It regulates the fluid balance of the body, maintaining adequate salt and water levels. When there is excess water, it is removed through the production of hypotonic urine. When we consume salty food, or lose water through perspiration, the concentration of urine is increased, to preserve the osmolarity of body fluids.

The excretory system, especially the urinary tract, is necessary for preventing the toxic build up of nitrogenous wastes, such as ammonia or urea.

Excretory System organs :

  • Kidneys
  • Urinary Bladder
  • Liver
  • Large Intestine
  • Skin

Skeletal System :

The skeletal system gives the body its basic framework, providing structure, protection, and movement. The 206 bones in the body also produce blood cells, store important minerals, and release hormones necessary for bodily functions. Unlike other living organs, bones are firm and strong, but they have their own blood, lymphatic vessels, and nerves.

Muscular System :

The muscular system is comprised of the sum total of muscles throughout the body that move the skeleton, maintain posture through steady contraction, and generate heat through cell metabolism. Without muscle, humans could not live. The primary job of muscle is to move the bones of the skeleton, but muscles also enable the heart to beat and constitute the walls of other important hollow organs. Humans have three types of muscle. Muscle movement happens when neurological signals produce electrical changes in muscle cells

Circulatory System:

The circulatory system is a body-wide network of blood, blood vessels, and lymph. Powered by the heart, it is the body’s distribution system to organs with oxygen, hormones and essential nutrients that helps it function properly.

Learn more about these body parts in the circulatory system:

Heart : is a mostly hollow, muscular organ composed of cardiac muscles and connective tissue that acts as a pump to distribute blood throughout the body’s tissues. The heart is the epicenter of the circulatory system, which supplies the body with oxygen and other important nutrients needed to sustain life.

Lungs: The cone-shaped lungs are sponge-like organs that fill the chest cavity and make up most of the lower respiratory tract. Their most important job is providing oxygen to capillaries so they can oxygenate blood.

Brain :  is an organ that’s made up of a large mass of nerve tissue that’s protected within the skull. It plays a role in just about every major body system.

Kidneys : are two bean-shaped organs in the renal system. They help the body pass waste as urine. They also help filter blood before sending it back to the heart.

The kidneys perform many crucial functions, including:

  • Maintaining overall fluid balance
  • Regulating and filtering minerals from blood
  • Filtering waste materials from food, medications, and toxic substances
  • Creating hormones that help produce red blood cells, promote bone health, and regulate blood pressure.

Endocrine System :

Human endocrine system, group of ductless gland that regulate body processes by secreting chemical substances called hormones. Hormones act on nearby tissues or are carried in the bloodstream to act on specific target organs and distant tissues. Diseases of the endocrine system  can result from the oversecretion or undersecretion of hormones or from the inability of target organs or tissues to respond to hormones effectively.

Your endocrine system includes all the glands in your body that make hormones. These chemical messengers play a key role in making sure your body works the way it should.

If your endocrine system isn’t healthy, you might have problems developing during puberty, getting pregnant, or managing stress. You also might gain weight easily, have weak bones, or lack energy because too much sugar stays in your blood instead of moving into your cells where it’s needed for energy.

Key parts of Endocrine System :

  • Hypothalamus
  • Pineal
  • Thyroid
  • Parathyroid
  • Thymus
  • Adrenals
  • Pancreas
  • Ovaries
  • Testes

Reproductive System – Female :

The female reproductive system encompasses all necessary female organs needed to conceive and bear a child..

Learn more about these body parts in the female reproductive system:

Vagina : In the central nervous system, there are three different layers that cover the spinal cord and brain. These are called the meninges, and their three levels consist of the: pia, arachnoid, and dura mater. Bone is situated above these layers, followed by periosteum (a fibrous membrane that covers bone) and skin. The dura mater is the top layer of the meninges, lying beneath the bone tissue.

Cervix :  The cervix of the uterus, also known as the cervix or uterine cervix, attaches the vagina to the uterus. the length of the cervix can be affected by age and childbirth, along with individual (genetic) variations.

Ovary : The ovary is a ductless reproductive gland in which the female reproductive cells are produced. Females have a pair of ovaries, held by a membrane beside the uterus on each side of the lower abdomen. The ovary is needed in reproduction since it is responsible for producing the female reproductive cells, or ova.

Uterus : The uterus is an organ of the female reproductive system. It’s shaped like an upside-down pear and has thick walls. The uterus’s main function is to house and nourish a fetus until it’s ready for birth. The uterus sits in the middle of the pelvis, behind the bladder and in front of the rectum.

Reproductive System – Male :

The male reproductive system consists of a series of organs used during sexual intercourse and procreation. The primary organs are the gonads, or sex glands, which produce sperm. In men, these are the testes.

Learn more about these body parts in the male reproductive system:

Penis :  The glans penis can be described as the rounded head (or tip) of the penis. Located in the middle of the glans penis is the opening of the urethra, the tube through which semen and urine exits the body. Often referred to as the penis’s ‘head,’ the term glans penis was derived from the Latin word for ‘acorn.’ This nickname was chosen due to the acorn-like shape of the glans of the penis.

Testis : The testes (plural) are the most essential organs of the male reproductive system. They are the glands where sperm and testosterone are produced.

Epididymis :  The epididymis is a long, coiled tube that stores sperm and transports it from the testes.

 Vas deferens :  The ductus deferens, or the vas deferens, is a male anatomical part; there are two of these ducts and their purpose is to carry ejaculatory sperm out of the epididymis.

Lympathic ( Immune ) System :

The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs which passes through all our tissues that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body.

The lymphatic system primarily consists of lymphatic vessels, which are similar to the circulatory system’s veins and capillaries. The vessels are connected to lymph nodes, where the lymph is filtered. The tonsils, adenoids, spleen and thymus are all part of the lymphatic system.

Facts about lympathic System :

  • The lymphatic system plays a key role in the immune system, fluid balance, and absorption of fats and fat-soluble nutrients.
  • As lymph vessels drain fluid from body tissues, this enables foreign material to be delivered to the lymph nodes for assessment by immune system cells.
  • The lymph nodes swell in response to infection, due to a build-up of lymph fluid, bacteria, or other organisms and immune system cells.
  • Lymph nodes can also become infected, in a condition known as lymphadenitis.
  • If lymph nodes remain swollen, if they are hard and rubbery, and if there are other symptoms, you should see a doctor.

 

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Allergies : An allergy is a reaction the body has to a particular food or substance.

They are particularly common in children. Some allergies go away as a child gets older, although many are lifelong. Adults can develop allergies to things they weren’t previously allergic to.

Having an allergy can be a nuisance and affect your everyday activities, but most allergic reactions are mild and can be largely kept under control. Severe reactions can occasionally occur, but these are uncommon.

Allergies to pollen (hay fever) occur during certain parts of the year. You can have an allergy to:

  • Tree pollen, released during spring
  • Grass pollen, released during the end of spring and beginning of summer
  • Weed pollen, released any time from early spring to late autumn

It’s highly likely that the pollen will also cause other symptoms, such as sneezing and a runny or blocked nose.

Symptoms of Allergic reactions : Allergic reactions usually happen quickly within a few minutes of exposure to an allergen (Substances that cause allergic reactions are called allergens like Grass, Dust, Food, Insect bites, medication, Chemicals Etc., ).

They can cause:

  • Sneezing
  • Runny or blocked nose
  • Red, itchy, watery eyes
  • Wheezing and coughing
  • A red, itchy rash
  • Worsening of asthma or eczema symptoms

Most allergic reactions are mild, but occasionally a severe reaction called anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock can occur. This is a medical emergency and needs urgent treatment.

Anxiety during childhood : Anxiety is a normal part of childhood. In most cases, anxiety in children is short-lived and goes away after a while. Some examples of normal worries might be:

  • Being shy or being worrying about being laughed at
  • Being upset before and/or after being left at childcare or school
  • Worrying about schoolwork, sport or their health

But many children experience anxiety more intensely and more often than other children, stopping them from getting the most out of life.

Signs of Anxiety

  • Try to avoid the situation or issue they’re worried about
  • Get headaches and stomach aches often, especially when away from home
  • Have trouble sleeping or have vivid nightmares
  • Worry often
  • Need a lot of reassurance
  • Want things to be perfect and get upset if they’re not

Anxiety in Teenagers : A bit of anxiety from time to time is normal, especially for teenagers. It can help with motivation around school, sport or work, and can help keep them out of danger. But if these anxious feelings don’t go away, they can interfere with concentrating at school, socialising with friends or enjoying life.

Signs of Anxiety disorders :

  • Feeling constantly agitated, tense, or restless
  • Having physical signs, including sore muscles, a racing heart, sweating, headache or stomach aches
  • Being sensitive to criticism or extremely self-conscious
  • Always expecting the worst to happen
  • Avoiding difficult or new situations
  • Being withdrawn
  • Having trouble concentrating and starting or finishing schoolwork
  • Having trouble sleeping.

Types of anxiety in teenagers :

  • Social phobia or social anxiety
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Specific phobias
  • Panic disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Separation anxiety

Arthritis: Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. The two most common types of arthritis are: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

The symptoms of arthritis you experience will vary depending on the type you have.

Symptoms of Arthritis :

It’s important to have an accurate diagnosis if you have:

  • Joint pain, tenderness and stiffness
  • Inflammation in and around the joints
  • Restricted movement of the joints
  • Warm, red skin over the affected joint
  • Weakness and muscle wasting.

Chest Infection : Chest infections are common, especially after a cold or flu during autumn and winter. Although most are mild and get better on their own, some can be serious or even life-threatening.

Symptoms of Chest Infection : The main symptoms of a chest infection can include:

  • A persistent cough
  • Coughing up yellow or green phlegm (thick mucus), or coughing up blood
  • Breathlessness or rapid and shallow breathing
  • Wheezing
  • A high temperature (fever)
  • A rapid heartbeat
  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Feeling confused and disorientated

You may also experience more general symptoms of an infection, such as a headache, fatigue, sweating, loss of appetite, or joint and muscle pain.

Chickenpox : Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point. It causes a rash of red, itchy spots that turn into fluid-filled blisters. They then crust over to form scabs, which eventually drop off.

Some children have only a few spots, but other children can have spots that cover their entire body.

Symptoms of Chickenpox : The most commonly recognised chickenpox symptom is a spotty, blistering red rash that can cover the entire body.

The spots normally appear in clusters and tend to be:

  • Behind the ears
  • On the face
  • Over the scalp
  • On the chest and belly
  • On the arms and legs

Although the rash starts as small, itchy red spots, these develop a blister on top and become intensely itchy after about 12-14 hours.

After a day or two, the fluid in the blisters gets cloudy and they begin to dry out and crust over.

After 1 to 2 weeks, the crusting skin will fall off naturally.

New spots can keep appearing in waves for 3 to 5 days after the rash begins. Therefore, different clusters of spots may be at different stages of blistering or drying out.

Cold Sores : Cold sores are small blisters that develop on the lips or around the mouth. They’re caused by the herpes simplex virus and usually clear up without treatment within 7 to 10 days.

An outbreak of cold sores may happen some time later. Cold sores often start with a tingling, itching or burning sensation around your mouth. Small fluid-filled sores then appear, usually on the edges of your lower lip.

Symptoms of Cold Sores :

Symptoms of the primary infection are most likely to develop in children younger than five years old. Symptoms include:

  • Swollen and irritated gums with small, painful sores in and around the mouth – this is known as herpes simplex gingivostomatitis
  • Sore throat and swollen glands
  • producing more saliva than normal
  • high temperature (fever) of 100.4F or above
  • dehydration
  • feeling sick (nausea)
  • headaches

Common Cold : A cold is a mild viral infection of the nose, throat, sinuses and upper airways. It’s very common and usually clears up on its own within a week or two.

Symptoms of Common Cold :

  • A sore throat
  • A blocked or runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • A cough
  • A hoarse Voice
  • Generally feeling unwell

More severe symptoms, including a high temperature (fever), headache and aching muscles can also occur, although these tend to be associated more with flu

Conjunctivitis : Conjunctivitis is a common condition that causes redness and inflammation of the thin layer of tissue that covers the front of the eye (the conjunctiva).

Symptoms of Conjunctivitis :  The symptoms of conjunctivitis will depend on what’s causing the condition.

However, the two main symptoms are usually:

  • Eye redness – as a result of the inflammation and widening of the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva (the thin layer of cells covering the front of the eyes)
  • A discharge – the conjunctiva contains thousands of cells that produce mucus and tiny glands that produce tears – inflammation causes the glands to become overactive, so that they produce more water and mucus

Only one eye tends to be affected at first, but symptoms usually affect both eyes within a few hours.

Infective conjunctivitis

If you have infective conjunctivitis, you may also have:

  • A burning sensation in your eyes
  • A feeling of grit in your eyes
  • A sticky coating on the eyelashes – usually when you first wake up in the morning
  • An enlarged lymph node (gland) in front of the ear

Allergic conjunctivitis

You may have itchy eyes if you have allergic conjunctivitis. The pattern of symptoms for allergic conjunctivitis depends on the substance you’re allergic to.

Constipation : Constipation is a common condition that affects people of all ages. It can mean that you’re not passing stools regularly or you’re unable to completely empty your bowel. Constipation can also cause your stools to be hard and lumpy, as well as unusually large or small.

 Symptoms of Constipation :  If you or your child pass stools less than usual, it could be a sign of constipation. It may also be more difficult to pass stools and you may feel unable to empty your bowel completely. Your stools may appear dry, hard and lumpy, as well as abnormally large or small.

Other symptoms can include:

  • Stomach ache and cramps
  • Feeling bloated
  • Feeling sick
  • Loss of appetite

A child with constipation may also have any of the following symptoms:

  • loss of appetite
  • a lack of energy
  • being irritable, angry or unhappy
  • foul-smelling wind and stools
  • stomach pain and discomfort
  • soiling their clothes
  • generally feeling unwell

Cough : A cough is a reflex action to clear your airways of mucus and irritants such as dust or smoke. It’s rarely a sign of anything serious.

A “dry cough” means it’s tickly and doesn’t produce any phlegm (thick mucus). A “chesty cough” means phlegm is produced to help clear your airways. Most coughs clear up within three weeks and don’t require any treatment. For more persistent coughs, it’s a good idea to see your GP so they can investigate the cause.

Symptoms of cough :

Short-term Cough :

Common causes of a short-term cough include:

  • an upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) that affects the throat, windpipe or sinuses – examples are a cold, flu, laryngitis, sinusitis or whooping cough
  • a lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) that affects your lungs or lower airways – examples are acute bronchitis or pneumonia
  • an allergy, such as allergic rhinitis or hay fever
  • a flare-up of a long-term condition such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or chronic bronchitis
  • inhaled dust or smoke

In rare cases, a short-term cough may be the first sign of a health condition that causes a persistent cough.

Persistent coughs

A persistent cough may be caused by:

  • A long-term respiratory tract infection, such as chronic bronchitis
  • asthma – this also usually causes other symptoms, such as wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath
  • An allergy
  • Smoking – a smoker’s cough can also be a symptom of COPD
  • Bronchiectasis – where the airways of the lungs become abnormally widened
  • Postnasal drip – mucus dripping down the throat from the back of the nose, caused by a condition such as rhinitis or sinusitis
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) – where the throat becomes irritated by leaking stomach acid
  • A prescribed medicine, such as an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE inhibitor), which is used to treat high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease

 

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Dehydration : Occurs when your body loses more fluid than you take in.

When the normal water content of your body is reduced, it upsets the balance of minerals (salts and sugar) in your body, which affects the way it functions. Water makes up over two-thirds of the healthy human body. It lubricates the joints and eyes, aids digestion, flushes out waste and toxins, and keeps the skin healthy.

Symptoms of dehydration :

  • Feeling thirsty and lightheaded
  • A dry mouth
  • Tiredness
  • Having dark colored, strong-smelling urine
  • Passing urine less often than usual

A baby may be dehydrated if they:

  • Have a sunken soft spot (fontanelle) on their head
  • Have few or no tears when they cry
  • Have fewer wet nappies
  • Are drowsy

The body is affected even when you lose a small amount of fluid. If dehydration is ongoing (chronic), it can affect your kidney function and increase the risk of kidney stones. It can also lead to muscle damage and constipation.

Dental Abscess : A dental abscess is a collection of pus that can form inside the teeth, in the gums, or in the bone that holds the teeth in place. It’s caused by a bacterial infection.

An abscess at the end of a tooth is called a periapical abscess. An abscess in the gum is called a periodontal abscess.

Symptoms of Dental Abscess :

  • An intense, throbbing pain in the affected tooth or gum that may come on suddenly and gets gradually worse
  • Pain that spreads to your ear, jaw and neck on the same side as the affected tooth or gum
  • Pain that’s worse when lying down, which may disturb your sleep
  • Redness and swelling in your face
  • A tender, discolored and/or loose tooth
  • Shiny, red and swollen gums
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold food and drink
  • Bad breath and/or an unpleasant taste in your mouth

Dental abscesses are often painful, but aren’t always. In either case, they should be looked at by a dentist.

Diarrhea : is passing looser or more frequent stools than is normal for you. It affects most people from time to time and is usually nothing to worry about. However, it can be distressing and unpleasant until it passes, which normally takes a few days to a week.

Symptoms of Diarrhea :

There are many different causes of diarrhea, but a bowel infection (gastroenteritis) is a common cause in both adults and children.

Gastroenteritis can be caused by:

  • A virus – such as norovirus or rotavirus
  • Bacteria – such as campylobacter and Escherichia coli (E. coli), which are often picked up from contaminated food
  • A parasite – such as the parasite that causes giardiasis, which is spread in contaminated water

Other possible causes of short-term diarrhea include:

  • Feelings of anxiety
  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • A food allergy
  • Appendicitis
  • Damage to the lining of the intestines as a result of radiotherapy

Dry Mouth : It’s normal to occasionally have a dry mouth if you’re dehydrated or feeling nervous, but a persistently dry mouth can be a sign of an underlying problem.

You should see your dentist or GP if you have an unusually dry mouth (known as xerostomia) so they can try to determine the cause.

Symptoms of Dry Mouth : A dry mouth can occur when the salivary glands in your mouth don’t produce enough saliva.

This is often the result of dehydration, which means you don’t have enough fluid in your body to produce the saliva you need. It’s also common for your mouth to become dry if you’re feeling anxious or nervous.\

Earache : is a common problem, particularly in children. It can be worrying, but it’s usually only caused by a minor infection and will often get better in a few days without treatment. Earache can be a sharp, dull or burning ear pain that comes and goes or is constant. One or both ears may be affected.

Common Causes of Earache :

  • Ear Infections
  • Glue ear
  • Damage to the ear
  • Earwax or an object in an ear
  • Throat Infections
  • A problem with your Jaw
  • A dental abscess

Epilepsy :  is a condition that affects the brain and causes repeated seizures (The cells in the brain, known as neurons, conduct electrical signals and communicate with each other in the brain using chemical messengers. During a seizure, there are abnormal bursts of neurons firing off electrical impulses, which can cause the brain and body to behave strangely).

Symptoms of Epilepsy :

The main symptoms of epilepsy are repeated seizures. There are many different types of seizure, depending on the area of the brain affected.

People with epilepsy can experience any type of seizure, although most people have a consistent pattern of symptoms.

Seizures can occur when you are awake or asleep.

Doctors classify seizures by how much of the brain is affected. There are:

  • Partial (or focal) seizures – where only a small part of the brain is affected
  • Generalised seizures – where most or all of the brain is affected

Some seizures do not fit into these categories and are known as unclassified seizures.

Fever in Children : A fever is a high temperature. As a general rule, in children a temperature of over 99.5F  (37.5C) is a fever. As a parent it can be extremely worrying if your child has a high temperature. However, it’s very common and often clears up by itself without treatment.

Causes of high fever :  Most fevers are caused by infections or other illnesses. The high body temperature makes it more difficult for the bacteria and viruses that cause infections to survive.

Common conditions that can cause fevers include:

  • Upper respiratory tract infections (RTIs)
  • Flu
  • Ear infections
  • Roseola – a virus that causes a temperature and a rash
  • Tonsillitis
  • Kidney or urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Common childhood illnesses, such as chickenpox and whooping cough

Flu : (influenza) is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes. It can be very unpleasant, but you’ll usually begin to feel better within about a week. You can catch flu all year round, but it’s especially common in winter, which is why it’s also known as seasonal flu.

Symptoms of Flu :

  • A sudden fever – a temperature of 100.4F ( 38C ) or above
  • A dry, chesty cough
  • A headache
  • Tiredness and weakness
  • Chills
  • Aching muscles
  • Limb or joint pain
  • Diarrhea or abdominal (tummy) pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • A sore throat
  • A runny or blocked nose
  • Sneezing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Difficulty sleeping

Food poisoning : is an illness caused by eating contaminated food. It’s not usually serious and most people get better within a few days without treatment.

Symptoms :  They may start at any point between a few hours and several weeks later.

  • Feeling sick (nausea)
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea, which may contain blood or mucus
  • Stomach cramps and abdominal (tummy) pain
  • A lack of energy and weakness
  • Loss of appetite
  • A high temperature (fever)
  • Aching muscles
  • Chills

In most cases, these symptoms will pass in a few days and you will make a full recovery.

Gallstones : are small stones, usually made of cholesterol, that form in the gallbladder. In most cases they don’t cause any symptoms and don’t need to be treated.

However, if a gallstone becomes trapped in a duct (opening) inside the gallbladder it can trigger a sudden intense abdominal pain that usually lasts between 1 and 5 hours. This type of abdominal pain is known as biliary colic.

Symptoms :

The pain can be felt:

  • In the centre of your abdomen (tummy)
  • Just under the ribs on your right-hand side – it may spread from here to your side or shoulder blade

Other Symptoms

  • A high temperature of 100.4F (38C) or above
  • More persistent pain
  • A rapid heartbeat
  • Yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • Itchy skin
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills or shivering attacks
  • Confusion
  • A loss of appetite

Gout : is a type of arthritis in which small crystals form inside and around the joints. It causes sudden attacks of severe pain and swelling.

The condition mainly affects men over 30 and women after the menopause. Overall, gout is more common in men than women. Gout can be extremely painful and debilitating, but treatments are available to help relieve the symptoms and prevent further attacks.

Symptoms of Gout :

  • Sudden attack of severe pain in one or more joints, typically your big toe.
  • The joint feeling hot and very tender, to the point of being unable to bear anything touching it
  • Swelling in and around the affected joint
  • Red, shiny skin over the affected joint
  • Peeling, itchy and flaky skin as the swelling goes down

Gout can affect almost any joint and can occur in more than one joint at the same time.

The joints towards the ends of the limbs tend to be affected more often, including the:

  • Toes – particularly the big toe joint
  • Midfoot (where your shoelaces sit)
  • Ankles
  • Knees
  • Fingers
  • Wrists
  • Elbows

 

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Haemorrhoids (Piles) :  are swellings containing enlarged blood vessels that are found inside or around the bottom (the rectum and anus). In many cases, haemorrhoids don’t cause symptoms, and some people don’t even realise they have them.

Symptoms :

  • Bleeding after passing a stool (the blood is usually bright red)
  • Itchy bottom
  • A lump hanging down outside of the anus, which may need to be pushed back in after passing a stool
  • A mucus discharge after passing a stool
  • Soreness, redness and swelling around your anus

Headache : Millions of people around the globe get headaches regularly, making them one of the most common health complaints. But most aren’t serious and are easily treated.In many cases, you can treat your headaches at home with over-the-counter painkillers and lifestyle changes, such as getting more rest and drinking enough fluids.

Types of headache :

Tension headache – Due to stress, poor posture, skipping meals and dehydration.

Migraines – usually felt as a severe, throbbing pain at the front or side of the head. Some people also have other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting and increased sensitivity to light or sound.

Cluster headache – excruciatingly painful, causing intense pain around one eye, and often occur with other symptoms, such as a watering or red eye and a blocked or runny nose.

Medication / painkiller headache – is a side effect of taking a particular medication. Frequent headaches can also be caused by taking too many painkillers.

Hormone headache – in women are often caused by hormones, and many women notice a link with their periods. The combined contraceptive pill, the menopause and pregnancy are also potential triggers.

Other causes of headache :

  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • A head injury or concussion
  • A cold or flu
  • Temporomandibular disorders – problems affecting the “chewing” muscles and the joints between the lower jaw and the base of the skull
  • Sinusitis – inflammation of the lining of the sinuses
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning

Cholesterol : is a fatty substance known as a lipid and is vital for the normal functioning of the body. It’s mainly made by the liver, but can also be found in some foods. High cholesterol itself doesn’t usually cause any symptoms, but it increases your risk of serious health conditions.

What causes high Cholesterol :

  • An unhealthy diet – in particular, eating high levels of saturated fat
  • Smoking – a chemical found in cigarettes called acrolein stops HDL transporting cholesterol from fatty deposits to the liver, leading to narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis)
  • Having diabetes or high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Having a family history of stroke or heart disease
  • There’s also an inherited condition called familial hypercholesterolaemia, which can cause high cholesterol even in someone who eats healthily.

High Cholesterol can increase the risk of  :

  • Narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis)
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Transient ischaemic attack (TIA) – often known as a “mini stroke”
  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

Indigestion : Can be pain or discomfort in your upper abdomen (dyspepsia) or burning pain behind the breastbone (heartburn). Dyspepsia and heartburn may occur together or on their own. Symptoms usually appear soon after eating or drinking.

Symptoms : The main symptom of indigestion is pain or a feeling of discomfort in your upper abdomen (dyspepsia).

  • Feeling uncomfortably full or heavy
  • Belching or flatulence (passing wind)
  • Bringing food or fluid back up from your stomach (reflux)
  • Bloating
  • Feeling sick (nausea)
  • Vomiting

Itching : is an unpleasant sensation that compels a person to scratch the affected area. The medical name for itching is pruritus.

Itching can affect any area of the body. It can either be:

  • Generalised – where itching occurs over the whole body
  • Localised – where itching only occurs in a particular area

Sometimes, there may be a rash or spot where the itching occurs.

Causes of Itching :

  • Dry skin
  • Eczema – where the skin is dry, red, flaky and itchy
  • Contact dermatitis – inflammation of the skin that occurs when you come into contact with an irritant or allergen (see below)
  • Urticaria – also known as hives, welts or nettle rash; urticaria is triggered by an allergen and causes a raised, red itchy rash to develop
  • Lichen planus – an itchy rash of unknown cause
  • Psoriasis – a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales
  • Dandruff –  a common skin condition that causes dry white or grey flakes of dead skin to appear in the scalp or hair
  • Folliculitis – a skin condition caused by inflamed hair follicles
  • Prurigo – small blisters (fluid-filled swellings) that are very itchy
  • Cosmetic ingredients, such as preservatives, fragrances, hair dye and nail varnish hardeners
  • Certain metals, such as nickel or cobalt in jewellery
  • Rubber – including latex
  • Textiles – particularly the dyes and resins that are contained in them
  • Some plants – such as chrysanthemums, sunflowers, daffodils, tulips and primula
  • An allergy to certain foods or types of medication (for example, aspirin and a group of medicines called opioids)
  • Prickly heat – an itchy rash that appears in hot, humid weather conditions
  • Sunburn – skin damage caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays

Kidney stones :  Can develop in one or both kidneys and most often affect people aged 30 to 60.

The medical term for kidney stones is nephrolithiasis, and if they cause severe pain it’s known as renal colic.

Symptoms : Very small kidney stones are unlikely to cause many symptoms. It may even go undetected and pass out painlessly when you urinate.

  • Gets stuck in your kidney
  • Starts to travel down the ureter (the tube that attaches each kidney to the bladder) – the ureter is narrow and kidney stones can cause pain as they try to pass through
  • Causes an infection
  • A persistent ache in the lower back, which is sometimes also felt in the groin – men may have pain in their testicles and scrotum
  • Periods of intense pain in the back or side of your abdomen, or occasionally in your groin, which may last for minutes or hours
  • Feeling restless and unable to lie still
  • Nausea (feeling sick)
  • Needing to urinate more often than normal
  • Pain when you urinate (dysuria)
  • Blood in your urine (haematuria) – this may be caused by the stone scratching the kidney or ureter

Malnutrition : is a serious condition that occurs when a person’s diet doesn’t contain the right amount of nutrients. Malnutrition means “poor nutrition” and can refer to:

  • Undernutrition – when you don’t get enough nutrients
  • Overnutrition – when you get more nutrients than you need

Medical conditions that can lead to malnutrition include :

  • A condition that causes a lack of appetite, such as cancer, liver disease, persistent pain or nausea
  • A mental health condition, such as depression or schizophrenia, which may affect your ability to look after yourself
  • A health condition that requires frequent hospital admissions
  • A health condition that disrupts your body’s ability to digest food or absorb nutrients, such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Dementia – people with dementia may be unable to communicate their needs when it comes to eating
  • Dysphagia – a condition that makes swallowing difficult or painful
  • Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • An eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa

Measles : is a highly infectious viral illness that can be very unpleasant and sometimes lead to serious complications. Anyone can get measles if they haven’t been vaccinated or they haven’t had it before, although it’s most common in young children. The infection usually clears in around 7 to 10 days.

Symptoms :

  • A runny or blocked nose
  • Sneezing
  • Watery eyes
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Sore, red eyes that may be sensitive to light
  • A high temperature (fever), which may reach around 40C (104F)
  • Small greyish-white spots in the mouth (see below)
  • Aches and pains
  • A cough
  • Loss of appetite
  • Tiredness, irritability and a general lack of energy
  • Many people with measles develop small greyish-white spots in their mouth before rash appears.

Measles Rash :

  • Is made up of small red-brown, flat or slightly raised spots that may join together into larger blotchy patches
  • Usually first appears on the head or neck, before spreading outwards to the rest of the body
  • Is slightly itchy for some people
  • Can look similar to other childhood conditions, such as slapped cheek syndrome, roseola or rubella.

Menopause : Is when a woman stops having periods and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally. Periods usually start to become less frequent over a few months or years before they stop altogether. Sometimes they can stop suddenly.

The menopause is a natural part of ageing that usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age, as a woman’s oestrogen levels decline.

Symptoms :  Most women will experience some symptoms around the menopause. The duration and severity of these symptoms varies from woman to woman.

Symptoms usually start a few months or years before your periods stop, known as the perimenopause, and can persist for some time afterwards.

  • Hot flushes – short, sudden feelings of heat, usually in the face, neck and chest, which can make your skin red and sweaty
  • Night sweats – hot flushes that occur at night
  • Difficulty sleeping – this may make you feel tired and irritable during the day
  • A reduced sex drive (libido)
  • Problems with memory and concentration
  • Vaginal dryness and pain, itching or discomfort during sex
  • Headaches
  • Mood changes, such as low mood or anxiety
  • Palpitations – heartbeats that suddenly become more noticeable
  •  Joint stiffness, aches and pains
  • Reduced muscle mass
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), such as cystitis
  • Increases risk of developing certain other problems, such as weak bones (osteoporosis)

Migraine : A migraine is usually a moderate or severe headache felt as a throbbing pain on one side of the head. Many people also have symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and increased sensitivity to light or sound.

Migraine is a common health condition, affecting around one in every five women and around one in every 15 men. They usually begin in early adulthood.

There are several types of migraine, including:

  • Migraine with aura – where there are specific warning signs just before the migraine begins, such as seeing flashing lights
  • Migraine without aura – the most common type, where the migraine occurs without the specific warning signs
  • Migraine aura without headache, also known as silent migraine – where an aura or other migraine symptoms are experienced, but a headache doesn’t develop

Symptoms :

Symptoms of Aura :

About one in three people with migraines have temporary warning symptoms, known as aura, before a migraine. These include:

  • Visual problems – such as seeing flashing lights, zig-zag patterns or blind spots
  • Numbness or a tingling sensation like pins and needles – which usually starts in one hand and moves up your arm before affecting your face, lips and tongue
  • Feeling dizzy or off balance
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Loss of consciousness – although this is unusual

Aura symptoms typically develop over the course of about five minutes and last for up to an hour. Some people may experience aura followed by only a mild headache or no headache at all.

Other Symptoms :

  • Migraine is usually an intense headache on one side of the head.
  • In some cases, the pain can occur on both sides of your head and may affect your face or neck.
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Increased sensitivity to light and sound – which is why many people with a migraine want to rest in a quiet, dark room

Some people also occasionally experience other symptoms, including:

  • Sweating
  • Poor concentration,
  • Feeling very hot or very cold
  • Abdominal (tummy) pain
  • Diarrhea

Not everyone with a migraine experiences these additional symptoms and some people may experience them without having a headache.

The symptoms of a migraine usually last between four hours and three days, although you may feel very tired for up to a week afterwards.  

 

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Obesity : The term ‘obese’ describes a person who’s very overweight, with a lot of body fat. Obesity is generally caused by eating too much and moving too little.

Causes of Obesity :

Calories : The energy value of food is measured in units called calories. The average physically active man needs about 2,500 calories a day to maintain a healthy weight, and the average physically active woman needs about 2,000 calories a day. This amount of calories may sound high, but it can be easy to reach if you eat certain types of food like Burger, fries etc., Another problem is that many people aren’t physically active, so lots of the calories they consume end up being stored in their body as fat.

Poor diet : Obesity doesn’t happen overnight. It develops gradually over time, as a result of poor diet and lifestyle choices, such as:

  • Eating large amounts of processed or fast food – that’s high in fat and sugar
  • Drinking too much alcohol – alcohol contains a lot of calories, and people who drink heavily are often overweight
  • Eating out a lot – you may be tempted to also have a starter or dessert in a restaurant, and the food can be higher in fat and sugar
  • Eating larger portions than you need – you may be encouraged to eat too much if your friends or relatives are also eating large portions
  • Drinking too many sugary drinks – including soft drinks and fruit juice
  • Comfort eating – if you have low self-esteem or feel depressed, you may eat to make yourself feel better

Unhealthy eating habits tend to run in families. You may learn bad eating habits from your parents when you’re young and continue them into adulthood.

Lack of Physical activity : is another important factor related to obesity. Many people have jobs that involve sitting at a desk for most of the day. They also rely on their cars, rather than walking or cycling.

For relaxation, many people tend to watch TV, browse the internet or play computer games, and rarely take regular exercise.

If you’re not active enough, you don’t use the energy provided by the food you eat, and the extra energy you consume is stored by the body as fat.

Genetics : Some people claim there’s no point trying to lose weight because “it runs in my family” or “it’s in my genes”.

While there are some rare genetic conditions that can cause obesity, such as Prader-Willi syndrome, there’s no reason why most people can’t lose weight.

It may be true that certain genetic traits inherited from your parents – such as having a large appetite – may make losing weight more difficult, but it certainly doesn’t make it impossible.

Medical reasons : In some cases, underlying medical conditions may contribute to weight gain. These include:

  • An underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) – where your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough hormones
  • Cushing’s syndrome – a rare disorder that causes the over-production of steroid hormones

However, if conditions such as these are properly diagnosed and treated, they should pose less of a barrier to weight loss.

Certain medicines for treating different illness can contribute to weight gain.

Risks of obesity : It’s very important to take steps to tackle obesity because, it can lead to a number of serious and potentially life-threatening conditions, such as:

  • type 2 diabetes
  • coronary heart disease
  • some types of cancer, such as breast cancer and bowel cancer
  • stroke

Obesity can also affect your quality of life and lead to psychological problems, such as depression and low self-esteem.

Parkinson’s disease : is a condition in which parts of the brain become progressively damaged over many years.

Symptoms : The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease usually develop gradually and are mild at first.

There are many different symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. Some of the more common symptoms are described below.

Main Symptom : The three main symptoms of Parkinson’s disease affect physical movement:

  • Tremor – shaking, which usually begins in the hand or arm and is more likely to occur when the limb is relaxed and resting
  • Slowness of movement (bradykinesia) – where physical movements are much slower than normal, which can make everyday tasks difficult and can result in a distinctive slow, shuffling walk with very small steps
  • Muscle stiffness (rigidity) – stiffness and tension in the muscles, which can make it difficult to move around and make facial expressions, and can result in painful muscle cramps (dystonia)

These main symptoms are sometimes referred to by doctors as parkinsonism as there can be causes other than Parkinson’s disease.

Physical symptoms

  • Balance problems – these can make someone with the condition more likely to have a fall  and injure themselves
  • Loss of sense of smell (anosmia) – sometimes occurs several years before other symptoms develop
  • Nerve pain – can cause unpleasant sensations, such as burning, coldness or numbness
  • Problems with urination – such as having to get up frequently during the night to urinate or unintentionally passing urine (urinary incontinence)
  • Constipation
  • An inability to obtain or sustain an erection (erectile dysfunction) in men
  • Difficulty becoming sexually aroused and achieving an orgasm (sexual dysfunction) in women
  • Dizziness, blurred vision or fainting when moving from a sitting or lying position to a standing one – caused by a sudden drop in blood pressure
  • Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
  • Swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) – this can lead to malnutrition and dehydration
  • Excessive production of saliva (drooling)
  • Problems sleeping (insomnia) – this can result in excessive sleepiness during the day

Cognitive and psychiatric symptoms

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Mild cognitive impairment – slight memory problems and problems with activities that require planning and organisation
  • Dementia – a group of symptoms, including more severe memory problems, personality changes, seeing things that aren’t there (visual hallucinations) and believing things that aren’t true (delusions)

Personality disorders :  are conditions in which an individual differs significantly from an average person, in terms of how they think, perceive, feel or relate to others.

Changes in how a person feels and distorted beliefs about other people can lead to odd behavior, which can be distressing and may upset others.

Common features include:

  • Being overwhelmed by negative feelings such as distress, anxiety, worthlessness or anger
  • Avoiding other people and feeling empty and emotionally disconnected
  • Difficulty managing negative feelings without self-harming (for example, abusing drugs and alcohol, or taking overdoses) or, in rare cases, threatening other people
  • Odd behavior
  • Difficulty maintaining stable and close relationships, especially with partners, children and professional care takers
  • Sometimes, periods of losing contact with reality
  • Often experience other mental health problems, especially depression and substance misuse.

Symptoms typically get worse with stress.

Why personality disorder occurs : Personality disorders typically emerge in adolescence and continue into adulthood.

Personality disorders may be associated with genetic and family factors. Experiences of distress or fear during childhood, such as neglect or abuse, are common.

Types of personality disorder :

Cluster A personality disorder : An example is paranoid personality disorder, where the person is extremely distrustful and suspicious.

Cluster B personality disorder : An example is borderline personality disorder, where the person is emotionally unstable, has impulses to self-harm, and has intense and unstable relationships with others.

Cluster C personality disorder : An example is avoidant personality disorder, where the person appears painfully shy, socially inhibited, feels inadequate and is extremely sensitive to rejection. The person may want to be close to others, but lacks confidence to form a close relationship.

Histrionic personality disorder : is anxious about being ignored. As a result, they feel a compulsion (overwhelming urge) to be noticed and the centre of everyone’s attention.

Narcissistic personality disorder : Swings between seeing themselves as special and fearing they are worthless. They may act as if they have an inflated sense of their own importance and show an intense need for other people to look up to them.

Dependent personality disorder : A person with dependent personality disorder feels they have no ability to be independent. They may show an excessive need for others to look after them and are “clingy”.

Obsessive compulsive personality disorder :  is anxious about issues that seem out of control or “messy”. They are preoccupied with orderliness and ways to control their environment, and may come across to others as a “control freak”.

Pneumonia : is swelling (inflammation) of the tissue in one or both lungs. It’s usually caused by a bacterial infection. At the end of the breathing tubes in your lungs are clusters of tiny air sacs. If you have pneumonia, these tiny sacs become inflamed and fill up with fluid.

Symptoms : The symptoms of pneumonia can develop suddenly over 24 to 48 hours, or they may come on more slowly over several days.

Common symptoms of pneumonia include:

  • A cough – which may be dry, or produce thick yellow, green, brown or blood-stained mucus (phlegm)
  • Difficulty in breathing – your breathing may be rapid and shallow, and you may feel breathless, even when resting
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Fever
  • Feeling generally unwell
  • Sweating and shivering
  • Loss of appetite
  • Chest pain – which gets worse when breathing or coughing

Less common symptoms include:

  • Coughing up blood (haemoptysis)
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Wheezing
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Feeling confused and disorientated, particularly in elderly people

Psychosis : is a mental health problem that causes people to perceive or interpret things differently from those around them. This might involve hallucinations or delusions.

Symptoms :

  • Hallucinations – where a person hears, sees and, in some cases, feels, smells or tastes things that aren’t there; a common hallucination is hearing voices
  • Delusions – where a person believes things that, when examined rationally, are obviously untrue – for example, thinking your next door neighbor is planning to kill you

The combination of hallucinations and delusional thinking can often severely disrupt perception, thinking, emotion, and behavior.

Causes of Psychosis : Psychosis isn’t a condition in itself – it’s triggered by other conditions.

It’s sometimes possible to identify the cause of psychosis as a specific mental health condition, such as:

  • Schizophrenia – a condition that causes a range of psychological symptoms, including hallucinations and delusions
  • Bipolar disorder – a mental health condition that affects mood; a person with bipolar disorder can have episodes of depression (lows) and mania (highs)
  • Severe depression – some people with depression also have symptoms of psychosis when they’re very depressed 

 

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Scabies : is a contagious skin condition caused by tiny mites that burrow into the skin.

Symptoms : The itching is often worse at night, when your skin is warmer. It may take 4 to 6 weeks before the itching starts because this is how long it takes for the body to react to mite droppings.

The scabies rash consists of tiny red spots. Scratching the rash may cause crusty sores to develop.

Burrow marks can be found anywhere on the body. They’re short (1cm or less), wavy, silver-coloured lines on the skin, with a black dot at one end that can be seen with a magnifying glass.

In adults, burrow marks often appear in the following areas:

  • The folds of skin between fingers and toes
  • The palms of the hands
  • The soles and sides of the feet
  • The wrists
  • The elbows
  • Around the nipples (in women)
  • Around the genital area (in men)

The rash usually affects the whole body, apart from the head. The following areas can be particularly affected:

  • The underarm area
  • Around the waist
  • The inside of the elbow
  • The lower buttocks
  • The lower legs
  • The soles of the feet
  • The knees
  • The shoulder blades
  • The female genital area
  • The groin
  • Around the ankles

In infants and young children, burrow marks tend to appear in different places on their body, including on the:

  • Face
  • Head
  • Neck
  • Scalp
  • Palms of the hands
  • Soles of the feet

Schizophrenia : is a long-term mental health condition that causes a range of different psychological symptoms.

Symptoms :

  • Positive symptoms – represent a change in behavior or thoughts, such as hallucinations or delusions.
  • Thought disorder – People experiencing psychosis often have trouble keeping track of their thoughts and conversations. Some people find it hard to concentrate and will drift from one idea to another.
  • Changes in behavior and thoughts – A person’s behavior may become more disorganised and unpredictable, and their appearance or dress may seem unusual to others. People with schizophrenia may behave inappropriately or become extremely agitated and shout or swear for no reason.
  • Negative symptoms : represent a withdrawal or lack of function that you would usually expect to see in a healthy person; for example, people with schizophrenia often appear emotionless, flat and apathetic
    • Losing interest and motivation in life and activities, including relationships and sex
    • Lack of concentration, not wanting to leave the house, and changes in sleeping patterns
    • Being less likely to initiate conversations and feeling uncomfortable with people, or feeling there is nothing to say

Sore Throats : are very common and usually nothing to worry about. They normally get better within a week. Most are caused by minor illnesses such as colds or flu and can be treated at home.

Causes of Sore Throat :

Common Cause :

  • Colds or flu – you may also have a blocked or runny nose, a cough, a high temperature (fever), a headache and general aches
  • Laryngitis (inflammation of the voice box) – you may also have a hoarse voice, a dry cough and a constant need to clear your throat
  • Tonsillitis (inflammation of the tonsils) – you may also have red or spotty tonsils, discomfort when swallowing and a fever
  • Strep throat (a bacterial throat infection) – you may also have swollen glands in your neck, discomfort when swallowing and tonsillitis
  • Glandular fever – you may also feel very tired and have a fever and swollen glands in your neck

Less common cause :

  • Quinsy (a painful collection of pus at the back of the throat) – the pain may be severe and you may also have difficulty opening your mouth or difficulty swallowing
  • Epiglottitis (inflammation of the flap of tissue at the back of the throat) – the pain may be severe and you may have difficulty breathing and difficulty swallowing.

Tonsillitis : is inflammation of the tonsils. It’s usually caused by a viral infection or, less commonly, a bacterial infection. Tonsillitis is a common condition in children, teenagers and young adults.

Symptoms:

  • Sore throat
  • Are coated or have white, pus-filled spots on them
  • high temperature (fever) over 100.4F ( 38C )
  • Coughing
  • Headache
  • Earache
  • Feeling sick
  • Feeling tired
  • Swollen, painful lymph glands in your neck
  • Loss of voice or changes to your voice

 Tooth decay : Can occur when acid is produced from plaque, which builds up on your teeth. If plaque is allowed to build up, it can lead to further problems, such as dental caries (holes in the teeth), gum disease or dental abscesses, which are collections of pus at the end of the teeth or in the gums.

Symptoms : Tooth decay may not cause any pain.

  • Toothache – either continuous pain keeping you awake or occasional sharp pain without an obvious cause
  • Tooth sensitivity – you may feel tenderness or pain when eating or drinking something hot, cold or sweet
  • Grey, brown or black spots appearing on your teeth
  • Bad breath
  • An unpleasant taste in your mouth

Visit your dentist regularly, so early tooth decay can be treated as soon as possible and the prevention of decay can begin. Tooth decay is much easier and cheaper to treat in its early stages. Dentists can usually identify tooth decay and further problems with a simple examination or X-ray.

Vertigo :  is a symptom, rather than a condition itself. It’s the sensation that you, or the environment around you, is moving or spinning. This feeling may be barely noticeable, or it may be so severe that you find it difficult to keep your balance and do everyday tasks.

Attacks of vertigo can develop suddenly and last for a few seconds, or they may last much longer. If you have severe vertigo, your symptoms may be constant and last for several days, making normal life very difficult.

Other symptoms are :

  • Loss of balance – which can make it difficult to stand or walk
  • Feeling sick or being sick
  • Dizziness

Causes of vertigo :

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) – where certain head movements trigger vertigo
  • Migraines – severe headaches
  • Labyrinthitis – an inner ear infection
  • Vestibular neuronitis – inflammation of the vestibular nerve, which runs into the inner ear and sends messages to the brain that help to control balance

 

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Some respiratory disorders are:

  • Acute bronchitis: This develops suddenly and can occur as a complication of an upper respiratory tract infection, such as a common cold, usually caused by a virus.
  • Pneumonia: Pneumonia causes the smallest parts of the lungs (bronchioles and alveolar tissue) to become inflamed. Pneumonia can be fatal for elderly people, children, and others with lowered or weakened immune systems.
  • Asthma: Asthma attacks are caused by constricted airways. Allergic asthma—a type caused by allergens—often develops in childhood. The number of cases of childhood asthma continues to rise.
  • Tuberculosis: Tuberculosis is a contagious bacterial infection of the lungs. It continues to be a problem for people living in developing countries.

Brain related problems :

There are hundreds of conditions that can affect the brain. Most of them fall within one of five main categories:

  • Brain injuries, such asconcussions
  • Cerebrovascular injuries, such as aneurysms or strokes
  • Brain tumors, such asacoustic neuromas or schwannomas
  • Neurodegenerative disorders, such asdementia, Parkinson’s disease, or Huntington’s disease
  • Psychological conditions, such as anxiety, depression, or schizophrenia

Brain related Symptoms :

The brain is one of your most important body parts, so it’s important to know how to recognize signs that there may be a problem.

Brain injury symptoms

Brain injury symptoms depend on the type and severity of the injury. While they sometimes appear immediately after a traumatic event, they can also show up hours or days later.

General brain injury symptoms may include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Feeling confused or disoriented
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling tired or drowsy
  • Speech problems, including slurring
  • Sleeping more or less than usual
  • Dilation of one or both pupils
  • Fluid draining from your nose or ears
  • Seizures
  • Sensory problems, such as blurry vision or a ringing in your ears
  • Trouble remembering things or difficulty concentrating
  • Mood swings or unusual behavior

Cerebrovascular injury symptoms

Symptoms tend to come on suddenly and include:

  • Severe headache
  • Loss of vision
  • Inability to speak
  • Inability to move or feel a part of the body
  • Drooping face
  • Coma

Brain tumor symptoms

Brain tumor symptoms depend on the size, location, and type of tumor.

General brain tumor symptoms may include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Loss of motor coordination, such as trouble walking
  • Feeling sleepy
  • Feelings of weakness
  • Appetite changes
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Issues with your vision, hearing, or speech
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Mood swings or behavior changes

Neurodegenerative symptoms

Neurodegenerative diseases cause damage to nervous tissue over time, so their symptoms may get worse as time goes on.

General neurodegenerative symptoms include:

  • Memory loss or forgetfulness
  • Changes in mood, personality, or behavior
  • Issues with motor coordination, such as difficulty walking or staying balanced
  • Speech issues, such as slurring or hesitation before speaking

Psychological symptoms

Symptoms of psychological conditions can be very different from person to person, even when they involve the same condition.

Some general symptoms of a psychological condition include:

  • Excessive feelings of fear, worry, or guilt
  • Feeling sad or dejected
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Low energy
  • Extreme stress that gets in the way of daily activities
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Withdrawal from loved ones or activities
  • Delusions or hallucinations
  • Suicidal ideation

Symptoms related to Kidney problems :

Kidney conditions can cause a range of symptoms. Some common ones include:

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Fatigue
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Increased or decreased urination
  • Blood in urine
  • Foamy urine
  • Puffiness around the eyes
  • Foot or ankle swelling
  • Reduced appetite
  • Muscle cramps

If you notice any of these symptoms, contact your doctor. Depending on your symptoms, they may do some kidney function tests to make a diagnosis.

Nose related Symptoms : The most common medical condition related to the nose is nasal congestion. This can be caused by colds or flu, allergies, or environmental factors, resulting in inflammation of the nasal passages. The body’s response to congestion is to convulsively expel air through the nose by a sneeze.

Nosebleeds, known medically as epistaxis, are a second common medical issue of the nose. As many as 60 percent of people report nosebleed experiences, with the highest rates found in children under 10 and adults over 50.

Some Lungs related respiratory disorders are:

  • Acute bronchitis: This develops suddenly and can occur as a complication of an upper respiratory tract infection, such as a common cold, usually caused by a virus.
  • Pneumonia: Pneumonia causes the smallest parts of the lungs (bronchioles and alveolar tissue) to become inflamed. Pneumonia can be fatal for elderly people, children, and others with lowered or weakened immune systems.
  • Asthma: Asthma attacks are caused by constricted airways. Allergic asthma—a type caused by allergens—often develops in childhood. The number of cases of childhood asthma continues to rise.
  • Tuberculosis: Tuberculosis is a contagious bacterial infection of the lungs. It continues to be a problem for people living in developing countries.

Bronchi related Symptoms : When the bronchi become swollen due to irritants or infection, bronchitis results and makes breathing more difficult. Bronchitis sufferers also tend to have much more mucus and phlegm than someone without inflamed bronchi.

There are a number of problems that can develop with the tongue. These include:

  • Nerve damage that inhibits tongue movement and can make speaking and chewing difficult
  • Taste abnormalities caused by damage to the taste buds from infection or injuries, such as burns
  • Pain in the tongue that can be caused by mouth ulcers, anemia, or even mouth cancer.

Stomach :

Because the chemicals in the stomach work due to a subtle balance, many problems can arise with the stomach. Some common conditions related to the stomach include:

  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Peptic Ulcers
  • Crohn’s disease

Symptoms of Liver :

There are more than 100 types of liver diseases. Many conditions begin as flu-like symptoms and progress to more severe signs of liver damage, such as jaundice\ and dark-colored urine.

Other symptoms of liver problems include:

  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Joint pain
  • Stomach discomfort or pain
  • Nose bleeds
  • Abnormal blood vessels on the skin (spider angiomas)
  • Itchy skin
  • Weakness
  • A low sex drive

More serious symptoms include:

  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
  • Confusion and difficulty thinking clearly
  • Abdominal swelling (ascites)
  • Swelling of the legs (edema)
  • Impotence
  • Gynecomastia (when males start to develop breast tissue)
  • Enlarged liver(hepatomegaly)
  • Dark urine
  • Pale-colored stools

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, see your doctor immediately.

Bones : The most common condition that affects bones is fracture, which occurs when a bone endures such a great impact that it breaks.

Other common conditions that affect the skeletal system include:

  • Osteoporosis: This is a disease in which the bones become fragile and prone to fracture.
  • Leukemia: This is a cancer of the white blood cells.
  • Osteopenia, osteitis deformans, and osteomalacia: Similar to osteoporosis, these are other types of bone loss.
  • Scoliosis, kyphosis, and lordosis: These are abnormalities of the spinal curve.

Gallbladder :

An excess of cholesterol, bilirubin, or bile salts can cause gallstones to form. Gallstones are generally small, hard deposits inside the gallbladder that are formed when stored bile crystallizes. A person with gallstones will rarely feel any symptoms until the gallstones reach a certain size, or if the gallstone obstructs the bile ducts. Surgical removal of the gallbladder (cholecystectomy) is the most common way to treat gallstones.

Pancreas : The pancreas is also critical to the production of insulin and glucagon, which regulate glucose levels in the blood. If the pancreas stops producing insulin, this leads to diabetes and a number of associated health issues.

Other problems that concern the pancreas include pancreatic cancer. This is a particularly hard cancer to spot since the tumor generally is not palpable (it can’t be felt) due to the positioning of the pancreas. People with pancreatic cancer generally only start to display symptoms when the tumor becomes large enough to interfere with its neighboring organs.

Mascular  related Symptoms :

Muscle pain is a common issue that can signal numerous problems, even if it’s something as simple as overuse. Some muscular disorders and conditions that affect muscles include:

  • Muscle pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Bruising
  • Cramping
  • Myopathy
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Multiple sclerosis

Proper nutrition and exercise is important to keeping all muscles healthy, whether they are cardiac, smooth, or skeletal.

Cervix of the Uterus : Cancer sometimes develops in the cervix of uterus. Dysplasia is a fully treatable pre-cancer condition of the cervix diagnosed via a pap smear. If dysplasia isn’t diagnosed and treated, cervical cancer, which is usually caused by the human papilloma virus, begins to spread. 

 

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Listed are signs and symptoms that could indicate a serious health condition, and you should see a doctor if you experience any symptoms of concern. Sometimes, a symptom in one part of the body may be a sign of a problem in another part of the body. Moreover, unrelated symptoms that might be minor on their own could be warning signs of a more serious medical disease or condition. Listen to your body, note all symptoms, and share them in detail with your doctor.

Signs of a heart attack include pain, pressure, squeezing, or feeling of fullness in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes; pain or discomfort in other areas of the upper body; shortness of breath; cold sweat; nausea; or lightheadedness.

Heart attacks in real life often are not as dramatic as they appear to be in movies. Some early symptoms of a heart attack can happen a month or so before the heart attack.

Before a heart attack, you may experience these symptoms:

  1. Unusual fatigue/low energy
  2. Trouble sleeping
  3. Problems breathing
  4. Indigestion
  5. Anxiety
  6. Back or abdominal pain

During a heart attack, these symptoms may occur:

  1. Pain, uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, or feeling of fullness in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back
  2. Pain or discomfort in other areas of the upper body, including the arms, back, neck, jaw, or stomach
  3. Shortness of breath, with or without chest discomfort

Other symptoms are:

  1. Breaking out in a cold sweat
  2. Nausea and/or vomiting,
  3. Lightheadedness

Women also experience chest pain or discomfort, but also are more likely than men to experience

  1. Shortness of breath,
  2. Nausea/vomiting, and
  3. Back or jaw pain.

Signs of a stroke include facial drooping, arm weakness, difficulty with speech, rapidly developing dizziness or balance, sudden numbness or weakness, loss of vision, confusion, or severe headache.

Signs of a stroke happen suddenly and are different from signs of a heart attack.

  1. Face drooping
  2. Arm weakness
  3. Speech difficulty
  4. Time to call Doctor

Other signs and symptoms of stroke to watch for include:

  1. Sudden or rapidly developing problems with sight
  2. Sudden or rapidly developing problems with dizziness, balance, and coordination
  3. Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arms, or legs
  4. Sudden confusion or trouble understanding
  5. Sudden inability to say the right word, incoherent speech, or slurred speech
  6. Severe headache with no known cause

Symptoms of reproductive health problems include bleeding or spotting between periods; itching, burning, or irritation genital area; pain or discomfort during sex; heavy or painful menstrual bleeding; severe pelvic/abdominal pain; unusual vaginal discharge; feeling of fullness in the lower abdomen; and frequent urination or urinary urgency.

In women, there are numerous conditions that can affect the reproductive system, such as cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, infertility, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STDs) and more.

Symptoms of female reproductive and hormonal health problems include:

  1. Bleeding or spotting between periods
  2. Itching, burning, or irritation (including bumps, blisters, or sores) of the vagina or genital area
  3. Pain or discomfort during sex
  4. Excessively heavy bleeding or severe pain with periods
  5. Severe pelvic/abdominal pain
  6. A change in vaginal discharge (amount, color or odor)
  7. Feeling of fullness in the lower abdomen
  8. Frequent urination or feeling of urgency to urinate
  9. Lower back pain
  10. Pelvic Pain
  11. Known reproductive problems such as infertility, past miscarriages or early labor
  12. Excessive hair growth on the face, chest, stomach, thumbs, or toes
  13. Baldness or thinning hair
  14. Acne, oily skin, or dandruff
  15. Patches of thickened dark brown or black skin

If you experience any of the above symptoms, see your doctor to determine the cause.

Symptoms of breast problems include nipple discharge, unusual breast tenderness or pain, breast or nipple skin changes, or lump or thickening in or near breast or in the underarm area.

A woman has a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime. However, though many breast problems are not cancer-related, they do require prompt evaluation.

Signs and symptoms of breast problems include:

  1. Nipple discharge (could be milky, yellowish, greenish, or brownish)
  2. Unusual breast tenderness or pain
  3. Breast or nipple skin changes, such as ridges, dimpling, pitting, swelling, redness, or scaling
  4. Lump or thickening in or near the breast or underarm area
  5. Inverted nipples

If you experience any of these breast problem symptoms, see a health-care professional for evaluation.

Symptoms of lung problems include coughing up blood, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chronic cough, repeated bouts of bronchitis or pneumonia, and wheezing.

Lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, asthma, and other diseases of the lungs can be serious and should be addressed.

Symptoms of serious lung problems include:

  1. Coughing up blood
  2. Severe wheezing
  3. Difficulty breathing

If you have any of the above symptoms, go to an emergency room right away or call Doctor.

Other symptoms of lung problems include:

  1. Persistent, chronic cough that gets worse over time
  2. Repeated bouts of bronchitis or pneumonia
  3. Chronic mucus production (phlegm)
  4. Chronic chest pain, especially discomfort which gets worse when you inhale or cough

Contact a health-care professional to discuss your symptoms.

Symptoms of stomach or digestive problems include rectal bleeding, blood in the stool or black stools, changes in bowel habits or not being able to control bowels, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn or acid reflux, or vomiting blood.

The digestive system runs all the way from your mouth, through the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine and rectum, to the anus. It also includes the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. Problems with any of these organs can affect your daily life.

Symptoms of stomach or digestive problems include:

  1. Bleeding from the rectum (rectal bleeding)
  2. Blood or mucus in the stool (including diarrhea) or black stools
  3. Change in bowel habits or not being able to control your bowels
  4. Constipation and/or diarrhea
  5. Heartburn or acid reflux (a burning feeling in the throat or mouth)
  6. Pain or feeling of fullness in the stomach
  7. Unusual abdominal swelling, bloating, or general discomfort
  8. Chronic vomiting
  9. Vomiting blood

For any severe symptoms, go to an emergency room or call Doctor. For mild or moderate symptoms, call a health-care professional who may recommend you see a gastroenterologist, a specialist in the digestive system who can help diagnose, manage, or treat your condition.

Symptoms of bladder problems include difficult or painful urination, frequent urination, loss of bladder control, blood in urine, waking frequently at night to urinate or wetting the bed at night, or leaking urine.

Signs and Symptoms of Bladder Problems

Bladder problems can be frustrating and embarrassing, and are not something you should simply “learn to live with,” as they can be signs of a more serious condition. See a health-care professional if you experience any of the following symptoms of bladder problems:

  1. Difficult or painful urination
  2. Frequent urination (more than 8 times daily)
  3. Loss of bladder control
  4. Blood in the urine
  5. Feeling the urge to urinate when the bladder is empty
  6. Waking frequently at night to urinate or wetting the bed at night
  7. Leaking urine when you laugh, cough, sneeze, or exercise

Urologists are doctors that specialize in the function and diseases of the bladder.

Symptoms of skin problems include changes in skin moles, frequent flushing and redness of face and neck, jaundice, skin lesions that don’t go away or heal, new growths or moles on the skin, and thick, red skin with silvery patches.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., and one type of skin cancer – melanoma – is particularly deadly. It’s important to know what your skin normally looks like, and notice any signs and symptoms of skin problems including:

  1. Changes in skin moles, such as changes in shape, color or size
  2. Frequent flushing and redness of face and neck
  3. Jaundice (skin and whites of eyes turn yellow)
  4. Painful, crusty, scaling, or oozing skin lesions that don’t go away or heal
  5. Sensitivity to the sun
  6. Small lump on skin that is smooth, shiny, and waxy (red or reddish-brown)
  7. New growths or new moles on the skin
  8. Thick, red skin with silvery patches

See a dermatologist (a skin specialist) to evaluate any skin problems you are experiencing.

Symptoms of muscle or joint problems include persistent muscle pains and body aches that are persistent, for example, numbness or tingling; pain, tenderness, stiffness, swelling, inflammation, or redness in or around joints; and decreased range of motion or loss of function of any joints or muscles.

Signs and Symptoms of Muscle or Joint Disease

Many different diseases and conditions that can affect the muscles and joints. See a doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  1. Muscle pains and body aches that are persistent, or that come and go often
  2. Numbness, tingling (pins and needles sensation) or discomfort in the hands, feet, or limbs
  3. Pain, tenderness, stiffness, swelling, inflammation, or redness in or around joints
  4. Decreased range of motion of the joints
  5. Loss of function of any muscles or joints
  6. Muscle weakness
  7. Decreased grip strength
  8. Excessive fatigue

Your general practitioner may refer you to a specialist if you are experiencing muscle or joint problems. You may be referred to a rheumatologist (specialist in disorders of the joints and autoimmune disorders), an orthopedic physician (specialist in the bones and muscles) or to a physiatrist (specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation).

Symptoms of emotional problems include anxiety, depression fatigue, feeling tense, flashbacks and nightmares, disinterest in regular activities, suicidal thoughts, hallucinations, or delusions.

Note: These symptoms can have a physical cause and are usually treatable.

  1. Anxiety and constant worry
  2. Feeling depressed, empty, sad all the time, or worthless
  3. Extreme fatigue even when rested
  4. Extreme tension that can’t be explained
  5. Flashbacks and nightmares about traumatic events
  6. No interest in getting out of bed or doing regular activities, including eating or having sex
  7. Thoughts about suicide and death
  8. Thoughts of killing others
  9. Seeing or hearing things that aren’t there (hallucinations)
  10. Seeing things differently from what they are (delusions)
  11. “Baby blues” that haven’t gone away two weeks after giving birth and seem to get worse over time
  12. Thoughts about harming yourself or your baby after giving birth

If you feel suicidal or homicidal, seek medical treatment immediately. If you experience any other mental or emotional problems, you may be referred to a psychiatrist, a doctor who specializes in mental illness, and/or a psychologist, who is a counselor who can help you talk about your problems.

Symptoms of headache problems (not including everyday tension headaches) include headaches that come on suddenly, “the worst headache of your life,” and headache associated with severe dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and inability to walk.

Note: This does not include everyday tension headaches.

We all have headaches from time to time, but if headaches are particularly severe or frequent, you may have migraines or another serious type of headache disorder.

Symptoms of serious headache disorders include:

  1. Headache that comes on suddenly
  2. “The worst headache of your life”
  3. Headache associated with severe dizziness/fainting, vomiting, and inability to walk
  4. Headache associated with confusion, seizure, difficulty speaking, or weakness/numbness in the limbs
  5. Severe headache associated with neck stiffness and fever

If you have any of the above symptoms, go to an emergency room right away or call Doctor.

Other symptoms of headache problems include:

  1. Headaches between the eyes
  2. Headaches that last longer than a couple of days
  3. Seeing flashing lights or zigzag lines with temporary vision loss before a headache starts
  4. Spreading pain in the face that starts in one eye
  5. Severe pain on one or both sides of head with nausea or vision problems
  6. Extremely severe headache with pain around the eye with tearing and redness, runny nose, and eyelid droop.
  7. Tell your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms of headache disorders. You may be referred to a headache specialist, usually a neurologist.

Symptoms of eating or weight problems include extreme thirst, dehydration, excessive hunger, losing weight without trying, binging, vomiting, starvation, preoccupation with food and weight, distorted body image, compulsive exercise, abuse of laxatives or diet pills, and depression.

Most of us gain or lose some weight from time to time, and this is usually normal. For some people who have eating disorders such as bulimia or anorexia nervosa, a preoccupation with weight becomes a serious medical issue.

Signs and symptoms of eating or weight problems include:

  1. Extreme thirst, dehydration, or hunger
  2. Losing weight without trying or abnormal weight loss
  3. Desire to binge on food excessively
  4. Desire to vomit on purpose
  5. Desire to starve (not eat at all)
  6. A preoccupation with food and weight
  7. Distorted body image
  8. Excessive fear of gaining weight
  9. Refusing to eat or eating tiny portions or eating alone
  10. Compulsive exercise
  11. Sensitivity to cold
  12. Menstruation ceases
  13. Abuse of laxatives, diuretics, or diet pills
  14. Depression

Eating disorders are very serious and can lead to severe medical complications, and even death. Tell a health-care professional about your issues with food and weight, or get help if you have a loved one who suffers from these issues. In addition to a doctor who specializes in treating eating disorders, you may need to see a dietician, a psychiatrist, and an eating disorder therapist.

 

“He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he that prevents it is the safest physician.”

“Disease is the biggest money maker in our economy.”

“Nine-tenths of our sickness can be prevented by right thinking plus right hygiene.”

“Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases. “

“Disease is only a healthy response to an unhealthy  environment.”

“From the bitterness of disease man learns the sweetness of health.”

“Every time you eat or drink , you are either feeding disease or fighting it.”

“The preservation of health is easier than the cure of the disease.”

“Health is not valued till sickness comes.”

“Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.”

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Treat Disease Naturally

 An herb is a plant or plant part used for its scent, flavor, or therapeutic properties. Herbal medicines are one type of dietary supplement. They are sold as tablets, capsules, powders, teas, extracts, and fresh or dried plants. People use herbal medicines to try to maintain or improve their health.

Many people believe that products labeled “natural” are always safe and good for them. This is not necessarily true. Herbal medicines do not have to go through the testing that drugs do. Some herbs, such as comfrey and ephedra, can cause serious harm. Some herbs can interact with prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

If you are thinking about using an herbal medicine, first get information on it from reliable sources.

Did you know that about 25 percent of the drugs prescribed worldwide are derived from plants? Of the 252 drugs in the World Health Organization’s essential medicine list, 11 percent are exclusively of plant origin. In fact, about 200 years ago the first pharmacological compound, morphine, was produced from opium extracted from the seed pods of the poppy flower. Since then, scientists have been studying plants to create the pharmaceutical products we know today. But after years of over medicating, facing resistant bacteria in the Microbiome and treating the illness rather than the root of the problem, people are beginning to pay more attention to natural, herbal medicine.

Millions of dollars have recently been invested in looking for promising medicinal herbs. These substantial research investments in traditional herbal medicine are still relatively modest when compared to the overall pharmaceutical industry, but it proves that researchers are beginning to steer away from conventional drug development and look toward more alternative and natural forms of treatment.

Natural plant products have been used throughout human history for various purposes. In fact, written records of the use of herbal medicine date back more than 5,000 years, and for much of history, herbal medicine was the only medicine.

Today, plants are being used to treat a number of health concerns and conditions, including allergies, arthritis, migraines, fatigue, skin infections, wounds, burns, gastrointestinal issues and even cancer — proving that it’s true that food is medicine. These herbs are less expensive and they’re a safer means of treatment than conventional medications, which is why so many people are choosing to go back to this traditional idea of medicine.

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Herbal medicines are naturally occurring, plant-derived substances that are used to treat illnesses within local or regional healing practices. These products are complex mixtures of organic chemicals that may come from any raw or processed part of a plant.

Herbal medicine has its roots in every culture around the world. There are many different systems of traditional medicine, and the philosophy and practices of each are influenced by social conditions, environment and geographic location, but these systems all agree on a holistic approach to life. Well-known systems of herbal medicine like Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine believe in the central idea that there should be an emphasis on health rather than on disease. By using healing herbs, people can thrive and focus on their overall conditions, rather than on a particular ailment that typically arises from a lack of equilibrium of the mind, body and environment.

Although botanical medicine has been practiced for thousands of years, it continues to be of use in the modern, Western world. The World Health Organization recently estimated that 80 percent of people worldwide rely on herbal medicines for some part of their primary health care, and the worldwide annual market for these products is approaching $60 billion. People in the Indian & United States have become more interested in herbal medicine because of the rising cost of prescription medication and the returning interest in natural or organic remedies.

Whole herbs contain many ingredients that are used to treat diseases and relieve symptoms. Herbal medicine, also called botanical medicine, uses the plant’s seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark or flowers for medicinal purposes. The biological properties of these plants have beneficial effects. Other factors are responsible for their benefits as well, such as the type of environment in which the plant grew, the way in which it was harvested and how it was processed. The plant is either sold raw or as extracts, where it’s macerated with water, alcohol or other solvents to extract some of the chemicals. The resulting products contain dozens of chemicals, including fatty acids, sterols, alkaloids, flavonoids, glycosides, saponins and others.

Benefits of Herbal Medicine

  1. More Affordable than Conventional Medicine

Modern medical science certainly comes with a high price tag, and pharmaceuticals are no exception. One reason why herbal medicine is becoming more popular recently is because people simply can’t afford to pay for their medication month after month.

A systematic review published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine evaluated whether or not natural health products provide a cost-effective choice in the treatment of disease. Researchers found that natural health products show evidence of cost-effectiveness in relation to postoperative surgery and complications. More research is needed to determine the cost-effectiveness in other areas of modern medicine, but the preliminary data suggests that herbal products are more affordable than pharmaceuticals.

  1. Easier to Obtain than Prescription Medications

Herbal products, such as herbal extracts, essential oils and herbal teas, are available in most health food and even grocery stores, so you don’t have to see a doctor to get prescriptions before purchasing them. This certainly makes it easier to obtain herbal products and avoid additional health care costs.

Herbs are classified as dietary supplements, so they can be produced, sold and marketed without going through the FDA. Although this makes it easier to purchase and use these beneficial products, it’s our job as consumers to choose among the competitors. Make sure to read the ingredients and labels carefully before using any herbal supplement. Purchase from a reputable and trustworthy company that verifies the product is 100 percent pure-grade.

  1. Hold Beneficial, Healing Properties

Herbs are used for the treatment of chronic and acute conditions and various ailments, including major health concerns like cardiovascular disease, prostate problems, depression, inflammation and weakened immune system. Herbs are used around the world to treat conditions and diseases, and many studies prove their efficacy. In fact, of the 177 drugs approved worldwide for the treatment of cancer, more than 70 percent are based on natural products or chemical imitations of natural products.

 

 

 

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 1. Raw Garlic

Garlic contains vital nutrients, including flavonoids, oligosaccharides, selenium, allicin and high levels of sulfur. Consuming cooked or raw garlic, by adding it to food or taking a capsule, can help treat diabetes, fight inflammation, boost the immune system, regulate blood pressure, fight cardiovascular disease, relieve allergies, fight fungal and viral infections, and improve hair loss.

Studies show an inverse correlation between garlic consumption and progress of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death. Research shows that garlic reduces cholesterol, inhibits platelet clustering, reduces blood pressure and increases antioxidant status.

  1. Ginger

Ginger is the most widely used dietary condiment in the world today. The therapeutic benefits of ginger come from gingerols, the oily resin from the root that acts as a highly potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Gingerol, among other bioactive agents present in ginger, are able to relieve indigestion and nausea, boost immune and respiratory function, fight bacterial and fungal infections, treat stomach ulcers, reduce pain, improve diabetes, prevent malabsorption, and may even inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

According to a 2013 review of evidence published in the International Journal of Preventive Medicine, the anticancer potential of ginger is well-documented, and its functional ingredients like gingerols, shogaol and paradols are the valuable ingredients that can prevent various cancers. Researchers also found that ginger has anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties for controlling the aging process.

There are several ways to use ginger. It can be eaten raw, taken in powder or supplement form, consumed in liquid form by making a tea, or used topically in oil form.

  1. Turmeric

Turmeric is a plant that has a very long history of medicinal use, dating back nearly 4,000 years. Modern medicine has begun to recognize its importance, as indicated by the over 3,000 publications dealing with turmeric. This powerful plant can be added to any recipe or taken as a supplement. There are a range of turmeric benefits, including its ability to slow and prevent blood clotting, fight depression, reduce inflammation, relieve arthritis pain, manage diabetes, treat gastrointestinal issues, regulate cholesterol, and fight cancer.

Several studies indicate that turmeric has potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, antimicrobial and anticancer properties. As an antioxidant, turmeric extracts can scavenge free radicals, increase antioxidant enzymes and inhibit lipid peroxidation.

  1. Ginseng

Ginseng is one of the most popular herbal medicines in the world, and it’s been used in Asia and North American for centuries. Native Americans used the root as a stimulant and headache remedy, as well as a treatment for infertility, fever and indigestion, for instance.

Ginseng is also used to reduce stress, help with weight loss, treat sexual dysfunction, improve lung function, lower blood sugar levels, boost the immune system and reduce inflammation. Ginseng is available in dried, powdered, tea, capsule and tablet forms.

  1. Milk Thistle

Milk thistle extracts have been used as traditional herbal medicine remedies for almost 2,000 years. Milk thistle contains high levels of lipophilic extracts from the seeds of the plant, which act as bioflavonoids that increase immunity and slow down oxidative stress. The herb is also used for its anti-inflammatory properties. It can aid digestive function, increase bile production, boost skin health, fight the appearance of aging, lower cholesterol levels and help detoxify the body.

This herb has protective effects in certain types of cancer, and data shows it can also be used for patients with liver diseases, hepatitis C, HIV, diabetes and hypercholesterolemia. Milk thistle extracts, which are commonly sold in capsules, are also known to be safe and well-tolerated.

  1. Feverfew

For centuries, feverfew has been used for fevers, headaches, stomachaches, toothaches, insect bites, infertility, and problems with menstruation and labor during childbirth. Feverfew’s pain-easing effect is said to come from a biochemical called parthenolides, which combats the widening of blood vessels that occurs in migraines. The herb is also used to prevent dizziness, relieve allergies, reduce arthritis pain and prevent blood clots.

Several impressive human studies show the positive effects of using feverfew to prevent and treat migraines. Feverfew is also effective in the prevention of migraine headaches and does not pose any major safely concerns.

Feverfew is available in capsule form, as tablets and liquid extract. Supplements should be standardized to contain at least 0.2 percent parthenolide. The leaves of feverfew can be used to make tea, but they have a bitter taste and may be irritate the mouth.

  1. St. John’s Wort

St. John’s wort has been used as a medicinal herb for its antidepressant and anti-inflammatory properties for over 2,000 years. It produces dozens of biologically active substances, but hypericin and hyperforin have the greatest medical activity. St. John’s wort uses come from its antidepressant activity, ability to relieve PMS symptoms, improve mood during menopause, fight inflammation, relieve skin irritations and improve symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder.

Researchers showed that St. John’s wort was superior to a placebo in improving physical and behavioral symptoms of PMS.

  1. Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo biloba, which is also known as maidenhair, is an ancient plant extract that has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to heal various health ailments for thousands of years. Current research shows that it’s linked to improvements in cognitive function. When researchers from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine reviewed evidence from 14 randomized controlled trials involving brain injury patients, it reported that ginkgo biloba extract had positive effects on patients’ neurological impairment and quality of life in nine of the trials.

Other ginkgo biloba benefits include its ability to improve concentration and memory, reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, fight anxiety and depression, help maintain vision and eye health, relieve ADHD symptoms, improve libido, and fight fibromyalgia.

Ginkgo biloba is available in capsule, tablet, liquid extract and dried leaf form.

  1. Saw Palmetto

Saw palmetto supplements are some of the most commonly consumed supplements by men with prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Saw palmetto has been shown to slow the production of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase, which converts the male hormone testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a sex steroid and androgen hormone. While DHT is important because it plays a role in male development, it also contributes to many common health issues in men, such as loss of libido, an enlarged prostate and hair loss.

Saw palmetto appeared to have efficacy similar to that of medications like finasteride, but it was better tolerated and less expensive.

Aside from its ability to relieve conditions triggered by DHT, saw palmetto is also known to fight inflammation, boost immune function, treat respiratory conditions and promote relaxation.

  1. Aloe Vera

In traditional Indian medicine, aloe vera is used for constipation, skin diseases, worm infestation, infections and as a natural remedy for colic. In Chinese medicine, it’s often recommended in the treatment of fungal diseases, and in the Western world, it has found widespread use in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industries. Aloe vera is considered to be the most biologically active of the aloe species; astonishingly, more than 75 potentially active components have been identified in the plant, including vitamins, minerals, saccharides, amino acids, anthraquinones, enzymes, lignin, saponins and salicylic acids. It provides 20 of the 22 human-required amino acids and all eight of the essential amino acids.

Studies have proved the antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antifungal properties of aloe vera. The plant has also proved to be non-allergic and very good in building up the immune system. One study found that 30 milliliters of aloe vera juice twice a day decreased the level of discomfort in 33 patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Flatulence also decreased for the participants, but stool consistence, urgency and frequency remained the same.

Other aloe vera benefits include its ability to soothe rashes and skin irritations; treat burns and cold sores; moisturize the skin, hair and scalp; provide antioxidants; and reduce inflammation. Aloe vera can be used topically or orally, and it’s available in most health food stores.

 

Herbal Medicine Precautions

Herbal supplements are not tested to prove they’re safe and effective, unlike prescription drugs. This is why some manufacturers can get away with selling herbal products that aren’t completely pure. When buying herbs to be used for medicine, make sure to purchase 100 pure-grade products from a reputable company. This ensures that you get the highest quality product that’s not weakened with less expensive additives and isn’t grown with pesticides or contaminated with heavy metals.

Botanical medicine may also cause allergic reactions or interact with conventional drugs, which is why you should consult your health care provider before beginning any herbal treatments. Herbalists, naturopaths,  physicians, pharmacists practitioners can provide information about herbal medicine and help you to choose what herb is best to address your health concerns. Be sure to do your own research on the herb you use and check for possible side effects and appropriate dosage.

Final Thoughts on Herbal Medicine

  • Natural planet products have been used throughout human history for various purposes. In fact, written records of the use of herbal medicine date back more than 5,000 years.
  • Herbal medicines, or botanicals, are naturally occurring, plant-derived substances that are used to treat illnesses within local or regional healing practices.
  • Today, herbalism is being noticed for focusing on overall wellness and prevention rather than treating a disease or ailment once it arises.
  • Herbal medicine is more cost-effective than modern medicine, it’s easier to obtain and it has several health benefits that are comparable to modern pharmaceuticals.
  • Some of the most well-known and most used herbs include garlic, ginger, turmeric, saw palmetto, St. John’s wort and aloe vera.
  • While research suggests that herbal products have less adverse side effects than conventional medications, it’s important that consumers choose pure, high-quality products. If you’re planning to take herbal products for an extended period of time, see an herbalist or health care provider for guidance.

 

No one loves to visit a doctor but no matter how fit and healthy a person is, he or she is bound to experience any of these most common diseases. In a world where health problems are growing day after day, this list of common microbial ailments and viral infections has been reported to remain consistent in the past few decades. The rates at which they affect the global population today is already high but it is anticipated to increase even more in the upcoming years. Shockingly, some of these health conditions are so common that about 83% of the hospitals in the world make a huge income from their affected patients. It is worth noting these common diseases and the way they can be prevented as well as treated with effective home remedies.

The diseases given below are very common, but if left untreated, they can have severe implications. So, it is vital to treat them naturally and as early as possible. The list is arranged in the reverse chronological order with the most common diseases first  followed by the fatal (yet common) ones in the last.

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  1. Common Cold – On an average, an adult experience 2 – 3 episodes of cold per year whereas a child may have 6 – 10. Cold is one of the leading causes for the most number of doctor visits. Cold is so common worldwide that the discomfort it causes can make a person miserable. So, there are valid reasons why treating common cold should be on the top of your to-do list.

Remedy -1 :

  • Step 1: Grind ½ teaspoon of pepper, 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds, ½ teaspoon of dried ginger, and fresh neem leaves (select tender ones) in a mixer-blender.
  • Step 2: Dry the ground mixture in the shade. Once dry, consume them two times a day to get rid of common cold.

Remedy -2:

  • Step 1: Boil 6 – 7 tablespoons of ginger (freshly grated) in 3 cups of water for 10 – 15 minutes. Add a pinch of cinnamon powder if you want.
  • Step 2: Strain the liquid and allow it to cool down a bit. Before drinking, add a few drops of honey and lemon juice for flavor. Drink twice a day to get rid of cold.
  1. Cough – If a cough seems simple to you, then think again because according to World Health Organization, whooping cough causes an estimated 2 – 3 million deaths every year. After the incubation phase of 5 – 20 days, the cough infection turns very contagious. It spreads via bacteria-infected saliva droplets. So, each time the patient sneezes or coughs, others around him or her inhale and can get infected. Prolonged bouts of coughing in babies can be deadly — if it exceeds the 3-week duration, it can cause breathing problems, pneumonia, brain damage, seizures, and even death.

Remedy -1 :

  • Step 1: Boil 1 cup of fresh basil leaves in 2 cups of water for 10 minutes. Wait until the quantity boils down to 1 cup.
  • Step 2: Filter the mixture and add a few drops of honey. Drink it warm.

Remedy – 2 :

  • Step 1: Boil some fresh fenugreek leaves with 6 – 8 raisins and ½ teaspoon of cumin seeds with 2 cups of water for 10 minutes.
  • Step 2: Wait until the quantity boils down to one cup. Strain and drink when it is warm.
  1. Fever – Fever is not a disease. It is the natural way for the body to protect against infections. Fever is not dangerous, but if left untreated, it can lead to something severe. It is often mistaken and associated with hyperthermia (an illness where the body temperatures rise seriously high). But fever is a completely different condition.

Remedy – 1 :

  • Step 1: Chop 1 – 2 garlic clove and boil in a cup of water for 10 minutes.
  • Step 2: Strain the mixture and sip when it is warm.
  • Step 3: Drink the mixture two times a day and you’ll feel better.

Remedy – 2 :

  • Step 1: Crush a few peppermint leaves and boil in a cup of water for 10 minutes.
  • Step 2: Strain the liquid and add a few drops of honey and a pinch of black pepper powder. Drink the mixture when it is warm. Follow this remedy 2 to 3 times a day for relief from fever.
  1. Headache – Headaches are one of the most common diseases of the nervous system. At some point or the other, we all suffer from a headache. Though headaches are classified into many types, the most common headache people tend to suffer is associated with stress. A headache that occasionally occurs due to stress is not dangerous but if it is recurring, it could be a sign of a migraine.

Remedy – 1 :

  • Step 1: Take fresh betel leaves and grind them with a few drops of water to make a smooth paste.
  • Step 2: Apply the betel leaves the paste on your forehead and temples to relieve a headache.

Remedy – 2 :

  • Step 1: Crush some dry cloves and tie them in a handkerchief.
  • Step 2: Whenever you have a headache, smell the aroma of the crushed cloves to feel better instantly.
  1. Stomach Pain : Stomachache or stomach pain is yet another common health problem that one experiences at least once or multiple times in a year. It prevents the person from enjoying a good meal and the pain can be unbearable at times.

Pain in the stomach is always an indication of an underlying problem like indigestion,  food poisoning, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), food allergies, stomach flu, injuries, etc. However, the most common reason is due to either indigestion or food poisoning.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Squeeze 2 lemons to extract the juice. Mix it with a glass of water.
  • Step 2: Crush a piece of ginger and add it to the water. Add a pinch of black salt.
  • Step 3: Stir the mixture well and drink to overcome the stomach pain (it works if it is due to indigestion).

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Take a few tender or newly growing mango leaves. Wash them properly and dry them.
  • Step 2: Once dry, grind the leaves into powder form. Consume 1 teaspoon of this powder with honey.
  1. Acidity : Scientifically known as GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), is a problem that about 60% of the global adult population experiences at least once in a year whereas the remaining 40% suffers from it weekly. It is also shocking to know that besides adults, even children experience it. Occasional acidity is not a serious concern but frequent GERD surely is.

Remedy -1 :

  • Step 1: Chop a few pieces of ginger and boil in 2 cups of water for 10 minutes.
  • Step 2: Once the quantity boils down to 1 cup, filter it and drink when it is warm.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Boil a teaspoon of chamomile petals (dried) with 2 cups of water for 10 minutes.
  • Step 2: Strain the liquid and add a few drops of honey and lemon juice to it. Drink when it is warm.
  1. Over Weight ( Obesity ) : One of the most common health issues the whole world suffers is obesity or overweight. The problem of obesity has doubled since the 1980s. It is the cause of most major problems like cholesterol, heart attacks, and strokes.

More than 1.5 billion adult populations in the world are obese and the numbers are increasing every minute. Obesity is the world’s fifth leading cause of death and an estimated 2.8+ million adults die every year. Being overweight is no fun. It is a serious problem, which requires serious attention and quick remedy.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Boil some green tea leaves in water or get a green tea bag and dip it in hot water.
  • Step 2: Drink a cup of green tea every day to lose weight. A compound named epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) in natural green tea limits the absorption of fat and speeds the body’s capability to utilize fat.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Eating 5 to 7 curry leaves (fresh) every morning is a well-known Ayurvedic remedy to overcome obesity.
  • Step 2: Repeat the remedy for a month or two, at least on alternate days for best results. Curry leaves have a natural alkaloid named mahanimbine, which exhibits lipid-lowering and anti-obesity properties; thus, helping the body lose weight and reducing the overall triglycerides as well as cholesterol levels.
  1. Back pain : Back pain or Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common health conditions that affects an individual multiple times in his or her lifetime. As a person ages, it becomes recurrent. Back pain should never be taken lightly. Most back pains fade away within a month but if it lasts for three months or more, it is chronic and requires proper medical care.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Boil 10 to 12 fresh basil leaves in a cup of water for 10 minutes.
  • Step 2: Once it boils down to half the quantity, allow the mixture to warm.
  • Step 3: Strain and add a pinch of salt. Drink twice a day if you have mild back pain.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: A simple exercise like walking can help reduce back pain.
  • Step 2: Walk for 30 minutes daily in the mornings, but do it in moderation. If the pain is severe, discuss with a doctor.
  1. Neck Pain : Like Lower Back Pain, even neck pain is one of the common health conditions an individual suffers in his or her lifetime. On a global scale, an estimated 50% people experience neck pain, whose symptoms can range from mild to severe. According to reports, women between the ages 18 and 64 get frequent neck pains when compared to men. It occurs due to poor posture, stress and sitting for long hours. About 85% of the pain emerges from the joints, ligaments, and muscles.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Boil some fresh vitex negundo leaves. Add a few drops of sesame oil to it.
  • Step 2: Once slightly warm, take a clean cloth, dip it in the mixture, and apply to the neck pain.
  • Step 3: Repeating the remedy three times a week will help gain relief from the pain faster.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Do a slow-motion neck exercise – side to side, ear to ear, and up & down. This will help stretch and free the neck muscles.
  • Step 2: Alternatively, massaging the neck will also do the trick.
  1. Asthma : Asthma is one of the chronic and most common diseases that occurs in the lung airways. It causes wheezing, tightness in the chest, and coughing. An estimated 2,50,000 asthma deaths occur every year. Fortunately, the condition is avoidable if the correct remedies are applied at early stage.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Take some fresh betel leaves and extract its juice. Soak a few pieces of black pepper into the prepared betel leaves juice for two days.
  • Step 2: Dry the mixture and powder it. Tale ½ teaspoon of it and mix it with a few drops of honey. Eat this two times a day (morning and night) after meals.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Boil 4 – 5 dry cloves in a cup of water. Strain the liquid and add a few drops of honey for flavor.
  • Step 2: Drink the mixture twice a week for a month for best results.
  1. Pimples : Pimples or acne is yet another most common skin condition that affects more than 65% of the global population. It is more commonly seen in teenagers than adults. Pimple breakouts in the early stage require treatment. If left untreated, they can turn to a chronic skin problem called acne, which are often characterized by deeper, painful lumps, scars, whiteheads, blackheads, etc. Shockingly, the embarrassment leads to anxiety and depression.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Mix 1 tablespoon of green gram powder with lemon juice to form a smooth paste.
  • Step 2: Apply on the pimples and leave for 30 minutes. Wash off with cold water.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Take some fresh basil leaves and grind them with a little water to form a paste.
  • Step 2: Apply the paste directly on the pimples and leave for 30 minutes. Then, wash off.
  1. Toothache : Toothaches are one of the most common dental problems people around the world experience. Though there are various causes of tooth pain, the common reasons include dental trauma, tooth decay, dental abscess, and extraction. Also, unhealthy eating habits, smoking, and drinking are the major causes for the most oral problems. If pain is severe visit dentist immediately.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Take some fresh peppermint leaves. Wash and dry them.
  • Step 2: Once dry, grind them to powder form. Mix it with a little salt. Brush with it when you have pain.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Grind sugar and black pepper in equal proportions.
  • Step 2: Apply the mixture on the tooth pain for relief.
  1. Diarrhea : Diarrhea kills more than 2150 children in the world every day, which is more than malaria, measles, and AIDS combined. It is the second leading cause of global deaths of kids below the age 5. The main cause of diarrhea is contaminated water and food. It can be life-threatening if not treated on time.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Eat a cup of homemade, unsweetened plain yogurt.
  • Step 2: Natural probiotics like yogurt helps in reducing diarrheal symptoms.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Boil some fresh chamomile flowers with 1 teaspoon of chopped peppermint leaves in 2 cups of water for 10 minutes.
  • Step 2: Once the quantity boils down to 1 cup, strain the liquid and drink 2 – 3 times a day for relief.
  1. Ear Infection : Scientifically known as Otitis media, an infection is the common cause of most earaches. Globally, 80% of kids are treated for at least one infection in the middle ear. Earaches can be very distressing and painful. If accompanied by fever and cold. They require immediate medical attention.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Take 1 tablespoon of pure sesame oil.
  • Step 2: Slightly heat the oil with 1 garlic clove (peeled) with a few cumin seeds.
  • Step 3: Filter the oil and allow it to cool down a bit. Use a dropper and pour a few drops into the  ear.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Slightly heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil with a few fresh basil leaves (pinched).
  • Step 2: Filter the oil and use a dropper to pour a few drops of it into the aching ear.
  1. Eye Irritation, Infection : Though there are many kinds of problems associated with eyes, the most common eye disease is pink eye or conjunctivitis. However, fungal eye problems can be serious but are very rare. The most frequent way for an individual to grow a fungal eye infection is an eye injury, which is often via a toxic plant thorn or a stick.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: For eye pain, take some saffron strands and mix it with a few drops of milk.
  • Step 2: Close your eyes and apply the mixture externally on the painful eye for relief.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: For eye irritation and itching, mix ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of water.
  • Step 2: Clean the eyes using this water.
  1. Nose Bleed : The most common misconception about nosebleeds is that only kids are vulnerable to it. However, research has revealed that nosebleeds are prevalent in senior citizens as well, which are usually a sign of an underlying health condition. But this doesn’t mean kids experience them less. Recurring nosebleeds can be a serious issue; hence, they shouldn’t be left untreated.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Peel an onion and slice them into thick, big spheres.
  • Step 2: Hold an onion slice under the nose instantly. Wait for 5 minutes. The bleeding will stop.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Mix 1 teaspoon of pure cayenne pepper powder with 1 cup of warm water.
  • Step 2: Drink the mixture to stop the bleeding nose instantly.
  1. Pneumonia : Pneumonia is a severe respiratory infection, which affects the lungs and is characterized by painful breathing.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Take ½ a liter of water and add 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds to it. Boil it for a while.
  • Step 2: Strain the liquid and add 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. Drink 4 cups of this in a day.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Boil 1 tablespoon of organic sesame seeds in 2 cups of water for 5 minutes.
  • Step 2: Once the seeds are soft, add 1 tablespoon of organic flax seeds and boil again.
  • Step 3: Strain it. Add a pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon of honey. Drink every morning on an empty stomach.
  1. Heart Stroke : Heat stroke is scientifically known as hyperthermia, a serious condition where the body temperature gets extremely high (above 104 degrees). It is life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. If left untreated, it turns malignant. In such cases, a hyperthermia patient will experience a sudden increase in heart rates, muscle breakdown, bodily changes, excess bleeding, and failure of various organs.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Take some fresh leaves of the plant Portulaca oleracea ( purslane / Khursa / Luni ) and grind them with water.
  • Step 2: Filter the juice and take 1 teaspoon of it every morning to overcome hyperthermia.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Wash some fresh Centella asiatica ( Gotu Kola / Moti Brahmi )  leaves.
  • Step 2: Chew the raw leaves every morning on an empty stomach for a few days.
  1. High Blood Pressure ( Hypertension ) :H.O. reports that an estimated 7.7 million people die every year due to raised blood pressure. Hypertension or high blood pressure has been directly linked with fatal diseases like diabetes, kidney disorders and heart attacks.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Take some fresh moringa (drumstick) leaves and extract its juice. Dry and then powder it. Alternatively, you can buy moringa powder.
  • Step 2: Take two grams of moringa powder and mix it with a few drops of honey. Consume this twice a day to keep the blood pressure under control.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Take a cup of homemade, fresh, plain yogurt.
  • Step 2: Soak 2 teaspoons of fenugreek seeds in it. Leave it overnight.
  • Step 3: Apply the mixture on your head the next day. Leave for 30 minutes and shampoo.
  1. Low Blood Pressure ( Hypotension ) : Blood pressure does not stay constant all the time. It changes. It lowers when you are asleep and increases when you get up. It also rises when you are nervous, active, or excited. But your body corrects itself to ensure that there is enough oxygen and blood flow to the kidneys, brain, and other important organs. Though hypotension is classified into different types, the majority of them happen when the body fails to bring back the blood pressure to normal. Perhaps, it is not rapid enough to perform this function.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Whenever you experience a low blood pressure, grind 2 pieces of garlic with a glass of milk.
  • Step 2: Drink the mixture to bring the blood pressure to normal.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Add Sesbania grandiflora ( Agathi )  leaves in your daily diet.
  • Step 2: These herbal leaves are known to help overcome hypotension.

 

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  1. Type I Diabetes : According to IDF, 415 million people suffer from type I diabetes every year. Type 1 Diabetes is a serious autoimmune disorder where an individual’s pancreas stops generating insulin. Its onset is never related to lifestyle or diet. Sadly, nothing can be done to prevent type 1 diabetes at present.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Take 5 grams of organic sesame seeds. Soak them in 1 cup of water for at least 3 hours. Once the color of the seeds changes to white, grind them and mix it with a glass of buttermilk.
  • Step 2: Drink the mixture every day to increase the insulin levels in the blood.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Take 1 – 2 fresh bitter gourds and eliminate the seeds. Prepare a glass of fresh bitter gourd juice.
  • Step 2: Drink every morning for at least 2 months for best results.
  1. Type II Diabetes : Type II Diabetes is one of the most common diseases the universe suffers from. Sadly, 50% of the diabetes cases go undiagnosed in developing nations. However, type 2 diabetes can be prevented.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Include natural foods like fenugreek, okra, peas, sage, and broccoli in your diet.
  • Step 2: The nutrients in these foods have been reported to fix type 2 diabetes.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Mix 1 teaspoon of bay leaves (finely ground), 1 teaspoon of turmeric, and 1 tablespoon of fresh aloe vera gel together.
  • Step 2: Add a little water and stir well. Drink the mixture two times a day before lunch & dinner.
  1. Raised Cholesterol : Increased cholesterol is a deadly yet one of the most common diseases. It is directly associated with heart attacks. Every year, an estimated 2.6 million people die due to cholesterol. Abnormal cholesterol levels are primarily due to unhealthy eating patterns.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Drink a glass of freshly made orange juice every day.
  • Step 2: The natural fiber and vitamin C in oranges help clear the blocked blood vessels. It increases the good cholesterol while decreasing the bad.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Boil 2 teaspoons of coriander seeds’ powder in 2 cups of water.
  • Step 2: Once the quantity evaporates into 1 cup, filter it, and drink when it is warm.
  1. Hyperthyroidism : An estimated 200 million people in the world suffer some thyroid problem and is more common in women than men. Though it wasn’t that common in the earlier days, now it certainly is. Thyroid gland weighs only 20 grams but the hormones it produces are significant for regulating the entire body functions.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Boil ½ a teaspoon of the herb called mother-wort in a cup of water for 5 minutes.
  • Step 2: Filter it and drink when it is warm. Drink 2 times a day. But if you are already on medications, consult your doctor because the compounds might interact.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Add fresh broccoli (uncooked) in your diet.
  • Step 2: Broccoli has compounds like goitrogens and isothiocyanates that restrains the thyroid from generating excess hormone.
  1. Hypothyroidism : Hypothyroidism occurs when an individual’s thyroid gland does not produce adequate proportions of two important hormones namely – T4 & T3. Hypothyroidism affects about two persons in 100 and its prevalence increases with age.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Add freshly grated ginger to dishes and soups.
  • Step 2: Alternatively, a cup of ginger tea can greatly help. To make ginger tea, slice a few pieces of ginger and add it to a cup of boiling water. Strain it, add a few drops of honey and drink when it is warm.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Add 2 tablespoons of ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) in a glass of lukewarm water.
  • Step 2: Add a few drops of honey and drink the solution regularly.
  1. Insect Bites : Insect bites and stings aren’t dangerous. They are treatable at home. Warm weather conditions make a person spend time outdoors; however, it also the time when small insects and bugs are out of their homes. Bites are 70% harmless, but poisonous ones can be dangerous. Wear proper clothing and use insect repellents to protect yourself.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: An ice pack works the best for any insect bite. Wrap a few ice cubes in a clean cloth.
  • Step 2: Apply on the bitten part. Cold compress numbs it and lessens the inflammation.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Slice a piece of fresh papaya and apply on the swollen part.
  • Step 2: The enzymes in papaya will neutralize the venom and soothe the itching.

Note: For poisonous bites, meet a doctor immediately. Do not delay.

  1. Allergies : Allergies can be classified into many types such as food allergies, drug allergies, insect allergies, and skin allergies. An allergy occurs when an individual’s immune system responds to a foreign matter, known as an allergen, which can be something that you eat, inject, touch, or inhale. This reaction may cause sneezing, coughing, cold, scratchy throat, skin irritation, or itchy eyes. If the case is severe, it might cause hives, rashes, hypotension, breathing problems, asthma, and sometimes death.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: If it is a food allergy, eat a teaspoon of raw, unprocessed honey.
  • Step 2: Repeat this multiple times a day to get rid of the allergy soon.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: If it is skin allergy, apply coconut oil or olive oil.
  • Step 2: Both these essential oils help in healing the rashes naturally.
  1. Sinus : Sinus is an allergy or cold that doesn’t go away. It can be life-threatening if it turns chronic. So, don’t take your cold lightly. If it lasts for weeks, chances are that you have a sinus infection.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Mix 1 tablespoon of honey (slightly warmed) with ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon powder.
  • Step 2: Consume this mixture for a few days.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Fry three teaspoons of cumin seeds. Grind them to get the powdered form.
  • Step 2: Mix the powdered cumin with a teaspoon of sugar or even less. Eat twice a day.
  1. Psoriasis : Psoriasis is an acute skin condition, which requires proper clinical treatment. It can affect any gender of any age group. However, it is more common in the 20s and 50s.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Take some fresh flowers of the plant Tanners cassia ( Tarwar / Awala ) .
  • Step 2: Grind the petals with green gram powder. Add enough water to make it to a smooth paste. Apply on the itchy region and have a bath after 20 minutes with warm water.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Take some fresh leaves of Quassia Indica ( Lokhanti / Bitter wood ) plant and extract its juice.
  • Step 2: Apply it on the itchy part and wash off.
  1. Kidney Stone : Kidney stones are extremely paining and debilitating. Recurre2t formation of stones in the kidneys might even lead to reduced quality of life. The overall lifetime occurrence of kidney stones is about 13% in men whereas 7% in women.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Take a few fresh leaves of devil’s thorn ( Ulat-kanta ) and spinach. Grind them together and extract the juice.
  • Step 2: Boil the extracted juice of both the leaves in a glass of milk. Filter and drink for 20 days for best results.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Take the leaves of these plants: Aerva lanata ( kapuri jadi / Chaya )  & Cissus quadrangularis ( Hadjora ). Fry them slightly.
  • Step 2: Then, add a glass of water and boil for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Step 3: Filter the liquid and drink when it is warm.
  1. Dengue fever : The disease is more common in tropical & sub-tropical climates. They are transmitted via mosquitoes of the genus Aedes and can turn deadly. In the initial stages, dengue fever is not dangerous, but if left untreated, it turns fatal. The final stage is death.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Boil immature or growing neem leaves in a cup of water.
  • Step 2: Strain it and drink when it is warm.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Take some fresh papaya leaves, Clean them and discard the veins.
  • Step 2: Grind the leaves in a mixer with a glass of water.
  • Step 3: Strain it and drink 3 – 4 times a day to overcome dengue.
  1. Typhoid : Typhoid is an infection caused by a bacterium called Salmonella Typhi, which usually occurs through contaminated food or water. About 67% of the typhoid cases around the globe are from Southeast Asia.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Get some fresh guava flowers and grind them nicely.
  • Step 2: Add a cup of goat’s milk (not boiled) to the ground mixture.
  • Step 3: Drink the mixture on an empty stomach thrice a day.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Take 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice and add ½ a teaspoon of honey to it.
  • Step 2: Add ½ cup of warm water to the mixture and drink it. This will boost the immune system and help fight the typhoid infection.
  1. Malaria : An estimated 3.2 billion people (50% of the world population) are at a risk of malaria. The Sub-Saharan African regions contribute the highest number of malaria cases.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Take 2 cloves, 1 cinnamon stick, and 15 grams of Swertia Chirata  ( Hajora ) herbal powder.
  • Step 2: Boil them in 2 cups of water. Store it and have 1- 2 teaspoons of it two times a day.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Grind 10 – 12 fresh basil leaves with 2 to 4 black peppers.
  • Step 2: Eat this one time a day to bring the malaria fever down.
  1. Yellow Fever ( Jaundice ) : Jaundice is one of the most common liver diseases. Around 60% of all the healthy newborns will have jaundice in the early days of life. However, it will go away within 7 – 10 days. In adults, jaundice can be severe if left untreated.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Take some fresh papaya leaves and discard the veins. Make a paste of it.
  • Step 2: Add 1 tablespoon of honey to this paste and eat for 1 – 2 weeks to treat jaundice.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Take some fresh leaves of Aegle marmelos plant (Wood Apple / bael). Extract the juice.
  • Step 2: Mix 1 teaspoon of pepper powder to it and drink. Along with this, ensure to drink a glass of sugarcane juice two times a day.
  1. Joint Pain : 1 out of 5 individuals above the age 18 suffer from arthritis every year. Shockingly, adults aren’t the only ones to have this problem but even kids too. An estimated 300,000 kids suffer from arthritis.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Take some fresh leaves of the Indigofera tinctoria ( Nili / Neeli )  plant.
  • Step 2: Sauté these leaves in 4 – 5 tablespoons of castor oil. Filter and massage this warm oil on aching part.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Boil ½ teaspoon of turmeric and ½ teaspoon of ginger (freshly grated) in 2 cups of water.
  • Step 2: Strain and a little honey. Drink two times a day.
  1. Dark Circles : Dark circles or eye circles is not a disease but a common skin condition. They are not life-threatening. Dark circles are an outcome of excess exposure to UV rays, unhealthy eating patterns, and stress. They will only make a person feel embarrassed. However, with effective remedies, they can be made lighter.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Mix equal proportions of peppermint juice, rose water, and basil leaves juice in a bowl.
  • Step 2: Apply the mixture on the dark circles and leave for a while. Wash off with cold water.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Mix a tablespoon of fuller’s earth with sufficient amount of pineapple juice.
  • Step 2: Apply the paste to the dark circles and leave for a while. Wash off with cold water.
  1. Stress : Stress is not a disease but of course, the primary cause of most health problems today. It is a serious health concern, which shouldn’t be overlooked. Eventually, prolonged stress leads to sleepless nights, anxiety, stomach problems, depression, headaches, fatigue, lack of interest, etc.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Whenever you are stressed, go to a calm place and sit comfortably for 5 minutes.
  • Step 2: Close your eyes. Take deep breaths and count up to 10. Repeat a few times to relax.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Warm coconut or olive oil.
  • Step 2: Massage your head, shoulders, feet (bottom part), and neck. Leave it for 30 minutes.
  • Step 3: Take a hot shower to reduce the stress instantly.
  1. Chest Congestion : Chest congestion is one of the common symptoms of respiratory infections. It occurs when the mucosa or mucus membranes are inflamed and irritated. This usually happens when a person inhales some irritant. Though it isn’t a serious problem, chest congestion for a prolonged period can turn chronic and lead to other problems in the respiratory tract.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Grand the rind of a lemon and boil it in a cup of water for 5 minutes.
  • Step 2: Strain it and gargle with it.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Boil 2 – 3 black pepper pieces and 1 small piece of ginger (finely chopped) in 1 cup of water.
  • Step 2: After 5 to 7 minutes, turn off the stove. Strain it, add a teaspoon of honey, and drink when it is warm.
  1. Constipation : About 20% of the global population today suffers from constipation problems. In fact, it is one of the most common digestive problems people complain about. This health condition not only makes a person feel irritated and bloated but also is highly expensive.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Mix 1 tablespoon of olive oil with a teaspoon of lemon juice.
  • Step 2: Consume this mixture every morning on an empty stomach.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Mix a tablespoon of flaxseeds in a glass of water. Leave it for 3 – 4 hours.
  • Step 2: Drink the water every night before going to bed. The bowel syndrome will get better.
  1. Snoring : About 30% of the adult populations (above the age 30) are snorers. Now, this percentage rises to forty if middle-aged people are considered. About 2/3rd of couples report that their spouse snore. Surprisingly, even 5.6% of kids in the world are affected with habitual snoring. An average snore has a sound of 38 decibels; however, the loudest snore ever recorded was about 120 decibels, which is equivalent to the sound produced by an emergency siren.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Mix 1 – 2 drops of essential peppermint oil in a glass of water.
  • Step 2: Gargle your mouth with this solution before bedtime. Do not swallow.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Add ½ a teaspoon of organic cardamom powder in a glass of water.
  • Step 2: Drink the mixture thirty minutes before bedtime. Repeat the remedy for a few days to reduce snoring.

 

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  1. Pellagra ( Vitamin B3 deficiency ) : Pellagra is another disease that occurs due to the deficiency of vitamin B3 (or niacin). It is accompanied by abnormal skin rashes, body weakness, loss of appetite, and mouth sores. If left untreated, it worsens gradually, producing acute skin inflammation, severe diarrhea, mental disturbances and finally death.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Include multiple vitamin B3 rich foods in the daily diet.
  • Step 2: Example: Potatoes, bananas, kiwis, tomatoes, cabbage, avocados, cabbages, etc.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Boil 1 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds in 2 cups of water for 5 minutes.
  • Step 2: Add a few spinach leaves and boil again for another 5 minutes. Strain it and drink the mixture.
  1. Skin Burns : The death rates due to burns in high-income countries have decreased over the years, but it primarily happens in the developing countries, mostly in small-scale industries and homes. About 11+ million people in the world are severely burnt in a year. However, they are completely preventable. Minor burns can be treated at home, but severe ones require immediate medical attention.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Peel and grate a fresh, raw potato.
  • Step 2: Apply the juice and the grated potato on the burnt skin region.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Cut open a fresh Aloe Vera leaf.
  • Step 2: Apply the fresh gel to the burnt region for relief.
  1. Hair fall or hair Loss : About 50 – 100 hair loss in a day is normal but if it exceeds, it is a concern. The problem of hair loss is often associated with stress, excessive work, an underlying disease, and surgeries.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Make a smooth paste of rose petals, neem leaves, and curry leaves.
  • Step 2: Take henna powder (based on your hair length) and mix the paste with it.
  • Step 3: Add some coconut oil and apply the paste thrice a week to get rid of hair fall.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Take a few tablespoons of fenugreek powder & abrus precatorius ( Gunja / Ratti ) powder.
  • Step 2: Mix them with pure coconut oil and leave it for a week. Filter it and apply on the hair regularly.
  1. Sore Throat : 90 to 95% of the sore throats occur due to cold weathers and viral infections, but this often happens because we spend most of the time indoors or with people who are already ill. Smoking or even being in a foggy atmosphere may cause a sore throat or might make the existing soreness worse.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Take some fresh, immature jujube ( Chota ber ) leaves. Wash them properly.
  • Step 2: Boil the leaves with salt. Filter and gargle the mouth with it when it is slightly warm.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Take a few bay leaves and boil with water.
  • Step 2: Filter it and use it as a mouthwash to get rid of a sore throat.
  1. Swollen Tonsils : About a generation back, the treatment for persistent sore throats, especially in children was to take away their tonsils & adenoids. However, the medical science has now advanced that the need for surgeries has diminished significantly. It is common to get tonsillitis, but recurrent ones can be problematic. If left untreated, it can turn chronic and the person may suffer from constant bad breath, inflamed tonsils, sore throats, and tender lymph nodes.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Boil a few fresh peppermint leaves and a piece of ginger (chopped) in 2 cups of water.
  • Step 2: Wait until the quantity reduces to 1 cup. Strain it and drink to soothe the inflamed tonsils.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Take a tablespoon of honey with 4 garlic cloves (finely crushed).
  • Step 2: Add both the ingredients to a cup of hot water. Leave it until it warms.
  • Step 3: Drink the solution 3 to 4 times a day for relief.
  1. Stretch Marks : Stretch marks are always associated with weight gain and pregnancy. However, besides these two, stress and hormonal fluctuations are also among the primary causes. In fact, sudden weight loss can also lead to the formation of stretch marks. It is important to treat them early because once they advance, they are extremely hard to treat.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Slightly warm some castor oil. Apply the oil on stretch marks.
  • Step 2:  Massage in circular motions for at least 20 minutes every day.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Mix 1 tablespoon of wheat germ oil, 1 teaspoon of pure tea kernel oil, 2 tablespoons of vitamin E oil, 1 tablespoon of beeswax (grated) with ½ cup of pure cocoa butter.
  • Step 2: Heat the mixture. Allow it to be warm. Apply on the stretch marks twice or thrice a day. Store the remaining in the refrigerator and use whenever it is required.
  1. Tuberculosis : According to WHO, Tuberculosis is one of the prominent causes of deaths worldwide. About 95% of the TB deaths happen in developing or low-income countries. The leading geographical regions are known to be India, China, Pakistan, Africa, Nigeria, South Africa, and Indonesia.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Take the pulp of two custard apples and boil them in ½ cup water with 20 – 20 raisins.
  • Step 2: When the water quantity evaporates a little, filter the mixture and add a pinch of cardamom powder to it. Consume this two times a day to rejuvenate the tissues that are affected by TB.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Boil 3 tablespoons of fresh drumstick leaves with a cup of water for 5 minutes.
  • Step 2: Let the mixture warm a little. Add 1 teaspoon of lime juice and a little pepper & salt. Drink the decoction on an empty stomach every morning to ease the symptoms that TB brings.
  1. Anthrax : There were times when anthrax used to be a rare disease, but the global statistics of people being affected by this disease seems to be increasing every year. People get anthrax from consuming the meat of infected animals.

Also, one can encounter the problem if he or she is handling the animal parts. Anthrax can also affect a person if he or she visits a place that is already affected. The countries where anthrax disease is common are Southern and Central America, Central & Southwest Asia, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, and sub-Saharan Africa.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Take 1 teaspoon of the herb named Gingko Biloba – name of herb (powdered form).
  • Step 2: Boil it with 2 to 3 cups of water. Filter it, have a few tablespoons of it, and refrigerate the remaining. It is a potent herb but do not use it if you have are pregnant or suffering from seizures, diabetes, and infertility.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Take 2 – 3 fresh garlic cloves and chew them raw.
  • Step 2: Alternatively, you can even have garlic juice. Garlic helps in fighting the anthrax infection at a faster pace.
  1. Cholera : The outbreak of cholera continues to affect many countries. Even today, cholera remains a primary public health issue. It affects due to contaminated water and other sanitation resources. Shockingly, 663 million people don’t get access to clean, drinking water. World Health Organization states that about 80% of the cholera cases can be easily treated using ORS (Oral Rehydration Salts). Cholera is a deadly yet a common disease, which is accompanied by severe pain in the abdomen, diarrhea, fever, dehydration, weight loss, sleepiness, and vomiting.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: A homemade ORS solution is the right way to treat cholera. Mix 6 teaspoons of sugar and ½ a teaspoon of salt in 1 liter of water (clean).
  • Step 2: Drink this mixture multiple times a day for faster recovery.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Take a glass of water. Add 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice, a small piece of ginger (grated), 1 teaspoon of honey, a few fresh basil and mint leaves.
  • Step 2: Drink the mixture two times a day for a week to recover from cholera faster.
  1. Chickenpox : It is one of the highly contagious and most common diseases in the world. It easily spreads via coughing, touching, and sneezing. Even though it is a common health condition, it can be prevented by taking pre-vaccinations. Also, if an individual gets it, it can be treated. But in its advanced stage, the disease can turn life-threatening, but this is rare. So, the earlier the treatment is, the better it is!

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Grind 10 gm of poppy seeds, a piece of turmeric, and a cup of fresh neem leaves in a mixer. Add a few drops of water to make it smooth.
  • Step 2: Apply the paste on the chicken pox marks for faster recovery.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Boil 1 cup of fresh carrots (freshly cut) and ½ cup of coriander leaves (chopped) in 2 cups of water.
  • Step 2: Wait until half of the water evaporates. Filter it and drink the soup for a month for strength and rapid recovery.
  1. Smallpox : Smallpox is one of the acute diseases in the world. It is caused due to the virus called variola and can easily spread from one person to the other. Once an individual is affected by this virus, the initial symptoms will begin within 12 to 14 days, which include prostration, headache, fever, severe backache, vomiting, and abdominal pain. The worse part comes after this. The patient will have a sudden drop in the body temperature followed by the appearance of rashes on the hands, face, forearms, and trunk. If left untreated, it can turn fatal.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Make a paste of red sandalwood powder.
  • Step 2: Apply on the smallpox blisters to relieve itching.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Boil some fresh red raspberry leaves in 2 cups of water.
  • Step 2: When the quantity turns to 1 cup, filter it and drink when it is cool.
  1. Polio : Polio is an extremely infectious disease. It is caused by a virus, which attacks the nervous system and paralyzes the entire body within a few hours. It mainly occurs in children below the age five. Sadly, once polio attacks a human, there is no treatment. It can only be prevented via pre-polio vaccines.

Note: There is no cure for polio. But can be prevented with the following remedies. But use these tips only as an adjunct. The primary way to prevent this deadly disease is polio vaccines.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Spice up the dish enough coriander seeds powder.
  • Step 2: You can even drink coriander juice to prevent polio.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Intense ayurvedic massages help in alleviating the pain and paralysis that has occurred.
  • Step 2: Meet an ayurvedic professional and have the paralyzed muscles to repair. Though this doesn’t cure the problem, it helps to some extent.
  1. Depression : Depression is one the most common mental disorders that affects people across the world. Sadly, it also includes children. World Health Organization states that depression is one of the leading causes of suicides, disabilities, and other major diseases. If the problem is not identified and treated early, it can bring up suicidal thoughts in the patient.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Crush about 12 – 14 almonds and mix it with a tablespoon of organic honey.
  • Step 2: Eat a tablespoon of this mixture two times a day morning and night to fight depression.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Eat fresh, grilled or steamed asparagus thrice a week.
  • Step 2: Alternatively, you can even boil powdered asparagus in 2 cups of water. Filter and allow it to be cool. Drink the decoction to fight against depression.
  1. Hepatitis C : Hepatitis can be classified into 5 types, among which Hepatitis C is reported to be one of the most common liver diseases. The most common ways the infection starts is via insufficient sterilization of medical equipments, transfusion of untested blood and unsafe vaccination practices. Hepatitis C affects millions of people in the world every year. An estimated 130 – 150 of the global population suffer from chronic hepatitis C, who eventually develops liver cancer or liver cirrhosis.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Boil a glass of milk.
  • Step 2: Mix a teaspoon of turmeric powder. Stir well and drink two times a day.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Chew 1 – 2 fresh garlic cloves a day.
  • Step 2: The compound allicin in garlic helps in detoxifying the liver naturally.
  1. Osteoporosis : Globally, about 200 million people have osteoporosis out of which an estimated 8.9+ million people suffer from severe fractures every year, resulting in a painful, osteoporotic fracture in every three seconds.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Include pineapple in your daily diet. It can be a cup of freshly cut pineapple pieces or a glass of fresh juice.
  • Step 2: Pineapple is a rich source of manganese, a nutrient required to keep the bones healthy. Hence, consuming adequate amounts of pineapple truly helps.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Boil 2 teaspoons of coriander seeds in 2 cups of water.
  • Step 2: Once the quantity decreases to one cup, filter it and add a few drops of honey. Drink the decoction once a day.
  1. Autism : Autism is one of the most common mental disorders whose prevalence has drastically grown in these decades. Autism can occur to a human of any race, gender, and age. It is 4.5 times more commonly seen in boys than in girls. Sadly, there is no cure for autism, but this doesn’t mean it cannot be improved. Some learning skills, communication activities, and right foods can be of great help.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Mix coconut oil with a few drops of lavender essential oil in a bowl.
  • Step 2: Slightly warm the mixture and massage with it. Autistic kids experience high mood swings. They can get hyper easily. Hence, a massage with lavender oil can help them relax.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Take a glass of warm milk and add a teaspoon of turmeric powder to it.
  • Step 2: Drinking turmeric-milk on a regular basis is known to do a great help.
  1. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ( OCD ) : What was once considered a rare psychological disorder is now reported to be one of the most common problems of the brain. OCD is a mental disorder, which is characterized by compulsions and obsessions. If left unobserved, it causes a high distress. OCD outranks the mental problems like panic attacks, bipolar disorders, and schizophrenia. The onset of OCD falls in the age 6 – 15 in men and 20 – 29 in women.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Consuming oats for breakfast helps in bringing calmness to mind and body.
  • Step 2: Make sure to have oats with milk, garnished with a few fresh citrus fruits.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: A troubled, nervous system is one of the main reasons for OCD. It is vital to soothe the nerves.
  • Step 2: Prepare a bathtub of warm water and add a few drops of lemon and lavender oil to it. Have a bath and relax.
  1. Epilepsy : Epilepsy is one of the most common and chronic neurological disorders humans face today. It occurs due to the abnormal activity in the brain’s nerve cells. An estimated 10% of the global population will have at least 1 seizure in their lifetime, but just 1 seizure attack doesn’t indicate epilepsy. The problem is serious if the person gets 2 or more uncalled seizures.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Mix ½ teaspoon of baking soda and 2 tablespoons of freshly extracted lime juice in a glass of warm water.
  • Step 2: Drink the mixture before going to bed on alternate days for a few weeks to see a notable difference.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Winter melons are one of the best remedies for epilepsies. Prepare a glass of fresh winter melon juice.
  • Step 2: Drink this every morning on an empty stomach.
  1. Dizziness : Occasional dizziness is common but recurring can be a sign of a serious problem like vertigo – a serious health condition, which makes a person feel that the entire space around him is spinning. It affects about 40% of the adult population (who are above the age 40) at least once.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: To recover from dizziness, eat a healthy snack that is enriched with carbohydrates.
  • Step 2: Usually, a chocolate bar or a ripe banana is given to the patient.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Extract the juice of 1 lemon and add it to a glass of water.
  • Step 2: Mix 1 – 2 teaspoons of sugar. Stir well and drink to overcome the dizziness.
  1. Cataract : Cataract is one of the most common eye disorders in the world. It is a condition where the eye lens is clouded and disturbs the person from getting a clear vision. The majority of the cataract cases are associated with aging. However, rarely, a kid can be born with this condition. Though cataracts can be treated surgically, this remains a significant concern in low-income countries.

Note: Getting it treated via surgery is the ideal way to eliminate the cataract but there are a few things that can be done at home to prevent the condition or to treat extremely mild eye cataracts.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Prepare a glass of juice made of fresh carrots, spinach, and tomatoes.
  • Step 2: These three vegetables are a great source of vitamin A. Hence, drinking it every day can be of great help.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Mix 10 grams of these ingredients each: ginger juice, onion juice, and lemon juice.
  • Step 2: Filter it and add a few drops of honey. Store the mixture in the refrigerator. Take a dropper and pour 2 drops of this solution into the affected eye every day. This will cure mild cataracts.

 

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  1. Glaucoma : Glaucoma is one of the deadly and common eye disorders. According to WHO, it is the second leading reason for global blindness. It damages the optic nerves and leads to blindness. The affected eye continuously generates a fluid – scientifically known as aqueous. In the advanced stage, the damage is irreparable and permanent. So, it is vital to have your eyes examined in the initial phase.

Note: Prevention is the only way to keep yourself away from glaucoma. The loss of vision comes gradually. That’s why it is often known as the silent thief of sight.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Include different types of fresh green leafy vegetables in your daily diet.
  • Step 2: Leafy vegetables are a good source of zeaxanthin and lutein. Both protect the cells from radical damage.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Have dark colored berries like blueberries and cranberries.
  • Step 2: They have bioflavonoids in them, which help in strengthening the eye capillaries.
  1. Dry Eyes : Dry eye syndrome is yet another common eye problems people have. The problem occurs when the eye glands fail to produce enough tears for the eye to have a clear vision. It is the disease of the ocular surface, which results in visual impairment and ocular discomfort.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Include sufficient amounts of omega-3 supplements in your daily diet.
  • Step 2: Natural omega-3 fatty acids is one of the best ways to relieve the symptoms of dry eyes.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Perform some eye exercises to get rid of the strain. Blink constantly for a minute.
  • Step 2: Another remedy is to slice a fresh cucumber and place them on your eyes.
  1. Scabies : Scabies is one of the most common skin diseases, which can affect an individual of any age group or race. It spreads quickly, especially in crowded environments like nursing homes and prisons. The prevalence of this skin problem ranges from 0.2% to 71% on a global scale.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Apply a few drops of neem oil on the affected skin region. Massage gently and leave for a while.
  • Step 2: Take bath using warm water. Repeat the remedy every day for a few weeks to prevent the infection from spreading further.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Cut open a fresh aloe vera leaf. Apply the gel on the infected skin region
  • Step 2: Leave for 30 minutes and wash off with warm water.
  1. Irregular periods : About 70% of women in the world have irregularities in their menstrual cycle. Mostly it happens due to stress or emotional difficulties. However, prolonged irregularities in periods can be a sign of a serious health issue in the reproductive system, which is known as PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). So, check with a gynecologist.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Jaggery and sesame seeds can do wonders in overcoming the problem of irregular periods. Take 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds and slightly roast them.
  • Step 2: Grind the seeds with 1 teaspoon of jaggery. Eat 1 teaspoon of this powder on an empty stomach 2 weeks prior the periods begin. Repeat this for a few months.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Add multiple vitamin C rich foods in your everyday diet like tomatoes, apples, oranges, berries, etc.
  • Step 2: Vitamin C helps in producing estrogen (hormones that handle the menses).
  1. Insomnia ( lack of Sleep ) : An estimated 30% of the global population has insomnia. Sleep Foundation says that widowed, divorced and separated individuals are the primary victims. Insomnia is an issue that shouldn’t be taken lightly because it has serious negative effects. According to the researchers, people who do not get adequate sleep are vulnerable to frustration, road accidents and high rates of lost workdays.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Drink a glass of warm milk before going to bed.
  • Step 2: This is a well-known remedy and works because milk has a compound called tryptophan, which helps in inducing better sleep.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: The herb named Valerian ( Tagar / Chhar ) is claimed to be an effective remedy for insomnia. Take a teaspoon of valerian roots (dried). You can buy the powdered form.
  • Step 2: Boil the roots in 2 cups of water. Wait until the quantity drops to a cup. Drink before bedtime.
  1. Irritable Bowel Syndrome ( IBS ) : The correct cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome is still unknown. However, the patient experiences heavy disturbances in the way the nervous system, gut, and the brain interacts. The impact can be a mild discomfort to fatal debilitation.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Boil 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds (crushed) in a cup of water for 10 minutes.
  • Step 2: Wait until the quantity reduces to 1 cup. Strain the mixture and allow it to cool. Drink 2 times a day. Repeat the remedy for a few days to get rid of IBS.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Boil 2 – 3 teaspoons of chamomile flowers (dried) in 2 cups of water.
  • Step 2: Wait until the quantity reduces to 1 cup. Strain the mixture and add a few drops of lemon juice to it. Allow it to be cool. Drink 2 times a day. Repeat the remedy for a few days to get rid of IBS.
  1. Bipolar Disorder : Bipolar disorder is one of the common mental disorders, which affects an estimated 60 million in the world. It is characterized by both depressive and maniac episodes, divided by phases of usual mood. The maniac episodes entail irritable or elevated mood, inflated self-esteem, decreased sleep and over-activity. However, it is treatable and preventable.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Include foods that are rich in magnesium. It helps in balancing the mood and reduces the mania symptoms. Also, it promotes a better sleep.
  • Step 2: Some good sources are cashews, black beans, soybeans, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, spinach, etc.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Boil 1 teaspoon of licorice roots (dried) in 2 cups of water for 10 minutes.
  • Step 2: Once the quantity reduces to 1 cup, strain it and drink when it is warm.
  1. Food Poisoning : 1 out of 10 people tends to fall ill annually from consuming contaminated food. Children under age 5 are at the maximum risk, with about 1,25,000 dying from it each year. The African and southern East Asian countries are reported to have the highest cases of foodborne diseases.

Remedy 1:

  • Step1: Prepare a glass of freshly made basil leaves juice. Add one tablespoon of honey to it.
  • Step2: Drink this juice several times a day to get rid of food poisoning.    

Remedy 2:

  • Step1: Extract the juice of a small piece of ginger and add one teaspoon of honey to it.
  • Step2: Consume the mixture two times a day to overcome food poisoning.
  1. Dehydration : Every year, insufficient water and improper hygiene contribute to an estimated death of 1.5 million children. It is very important to keep the body hydrated because once it turns chronic, it is life-threatening. Dehydration can even result in loss of memory power, anxiety and irritability.

Remedy 1:

  • Step1: Take 4 cups of water and add 6 teaspoons of sugar and ½ teaspoons of salt to it.
  • Step2: Stir it properly and drink this water several times a day.

Remedy 2:

  • Step1: Drink a glass of coconut water every morning. Ditch those sports drinks and artificial beverages.
  • Step 2: Coconut water is reported to be low in sugar as well as calories. It replenishes chronic dehydration than plain, drinking water.
  1. Nausea : Nausea is one of the most unpleasant sensations that occur in the upper abdomen. It is the expulsion of all the gastric contents via the mouth. Everyone in the world experiences it at least once or multiple times in a year, but it is a primary concern if it is recurring or turns chronic. In such cases, it is a sign of an underlying medical condition.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Grate a fresh piece of ginger.
  • Step 2: Mix it in a cup of boiling water. Leave it for a while. Strain and drink when it is warm.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Chew some fresh peppermint leaves.
  • Step 2: The menthol in peppermint leaves helps in getting rid of nausea.
  1. Gingivitis : While the majority of the people think heart diseases and cancers as the deadliest but gum problems like gingivitis are no small contenders. They can cause bone loss, tooth loss, and have been associated with fatal systemic health issues like pancreatic cancers and cardiovascular diseases. It is the inflammation of the gum tissues. There is bleeding, pain, swelling, and redness of the gums. Gum diseases are one of the most prevalent health issues, which can have shocking effects.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Mix ½ teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water.
  • Step 2: Use this solution to rinse your mouth 2 to 3 times a day.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon and mix it a glass of water. Use the mixture as a mouthwash after you brush the teeth. Repeat the remedy two times a day to prevent bleeding gums.
  • Step 2: Alternatively, you can mix 1 tablespoon of freshly extracted lemon juice with a little salt. Apply the paste on the gums and rinse with warm water after 10 minutes.
  1. Wisdom Teeth : The third molars or wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to develop and emerge in the mouth. They develop between the age 17 & 25, a phase of life which is usually known as the “Age of Wisdom.”

Extracting them is not necessary if they are painless, functional, disease-free and cavity-free. Well, this is not common to see because most wisdom teeth cases are problematic because they emerge at abnormal angles, making it very hard to come out from the gum.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Keep a clove near the aching wisdom tooth.
  • Step 2: Once the clove starts to release its essential oil, there will be a relief from the pain.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Chewing 1 – 2 guava leaves (tender ones) helps in relieving the pain.
  • Step 2: Alternatively, you can boil 4 – 5 tender guava leaves in a cup of water for 5 minutes. Filter it and rinse the mouth with when it is warm. Repeat the process 2 – 3 times a day to get rid of wisdom tooth pain.
  1. Dysuria ( Painful Urination ) : Dysuria refers to burning pain while urinating. It is one of the primary signs of an underlying internal problem like vaginitis or UTI. It is associated with the inflammation of the genitourinary tract.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Wash a handful of fresh chocolate weed leaves.
  • Step 2: Boil the leaves with 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds and 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder. Filter the liquid and drink once a day.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Take cumin seeds and barley in equal proportions.
  • Step 2: Mix them in freshly prepared spinach leaves juice. Bring them to boil. Add a little water if required. Strain and drink when it is warm.
  1. Parasites ( Intestinal Worms ) : Don’t take parasites lightly because they can cause serious diseases in humans. Some parasitic problems can be treated but some cannot. Though it is most common in the tropical & sub-tropical regions, it is also seen in developed countries.

Note: The best way to get rid of intestinal worms or parasites is to cleanse the body with natural foods.
Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Boil the bark (about 2 inches) of a pomegranate tree in 2 cups of water for 10 minutes.
  • Step 2: Wait until the water evaporates to 1 cup. Strain it and drink 3 times a day when it is warm.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Boil 2 tablespoons of flaxseeds in 2 cups of water for 10 minutes.
  • Step 2: Wait until the water evaporates to 1 cup. Strain it and drink 3 times a day when it is warm.
  1. Bad Breath : If you think that bad breath is no big deal, then think over because about 60% of the bad breath victims are more prone to be stressed. About 57% of them have reported to have feelings of dejection and depression only because their mouth stinks.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Take 1 to 2 tender, immature bay leaves.
  • Step 2: Clean them properly and chew 2 to 3 times a day.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Boil some fresh lemon leaves in 2 cups of water for 10 minutes.
  • Step 2: Strain the solution and use it as a mouthwash multiple times a day.
  1. Hemorrhoids ( Piles ) : They are not deadly, but they make a person’s daily life miserable and incredibly challenging. It is one of the worst diseases to live with. A person suffering from hemorrhoids or piles experiences extreme pain and uneasiness in the rectal part.

They are most commonly seen in people between the ages 40 and 65 but, even young adults can experience them. A common myth associated with piles is that – hot spicy foods are the cause; however, the fact is that constipation is the primary reason.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Take a glass of warm goat milk.
  • Step 2: Mix a little sugar and 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds (finely ground). Drink every day before going to bed.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Mix a teaspoon of black mustard in a cup of homemade, plain yogurt.
  • Step 2: Consume this mixture once a day for a few weeks for desired results. Make sure to chew the mustard seeds properly.
  1. Peptic Ulcer ( Stomach Ulcer ) : Peptic ulcers are reported to be one of the most common stomach infections. In spite of decades of research, it remains to be a serious trouble in humans. Peptic ulcers is often said to lead to more chronic complications like cancers and even death sometimes.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: An effective remedy to treat stomach or peptic ulcers is to eat 2 to 3 ripe bananas per day.
  • Step 2: Alternatively, you can have 2 glass of banana milkshakes a day.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Boil a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in 2 cups of water.
  • Step 2: Strain the mixture and add a few drops of honey. Drink regularly. Also, add fenugreek leaves to your daily diet.
  1. Tinnitus ( Ringing ears ) : Tinnitus once used to be a rare ear problem; however, the global statistics reveal a different story now. People are at a risk of hearing loss, among which tinnitus is a primary cause. Tinnitus is an ear condition where the patient experiences continuous ringing in the ears, which is caused by loud noises, ear infections, emotional stress or head injury.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Take the extract of Ginkgo biloba and divide it into 3 doses.
  • Step 2: Consume for at least 2 months for positive results. Avoid the remedy if you have seizures or you are already on some medications.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Take a teaspoon of mustard oil and warm it slightly.
  • Step 2: Use a dropper and pour a few drops of it into the affected ear. Repeat the process for a few days.
  1. Chikungunya : Chikungunya is one of the serious viral diseases that is transmitted via infected mosquitoes. Once it affects the person, it causes intense joint pain and fever. Besides these, it causes fatigue, nausea, headache, and rashes. Shockingly, there is no cure, but treatments can be done to relieve the symptoms.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Add enough amounts of ginger and turmeric to your regular diet.
  • Step 2: Both these ingredients have natural anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties to fight the infection.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Drink a glass of freshly made carrot juice.
  • Step 2: It helps in minimizing the joint pain.

 

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  1. Brain Tumor : Brain tumor is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-associated deaths in individuals under age 20. The average survival rate of all brain tumors (malignant) is 34.2%. The exact cause of most brain tumors is still a mystery. However, symptoms include seizures, recurrent headaches, eye weakness, personality changes, vomiting, nausea, etc. So, the symptoms that sound simple, in reality, are not. They could be a sign of a fatal disease.

Note: Disease like brain tumor requires clinical treatments. However, you can prevent it.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: To prevent brain tumors, intake of natural foods that is rich in folic acid like green leafy vegetables, berries, oranges, spinach, beans, etc.
  • Step 2: Folic acid prevents the cancer cells from spreading.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Drink a cup of green tea every day.
  • Step 2: Green tea has powerful cancer-fighting properties. It inhibits the development of tumor cells, improves the blood circulation in the body and ensures that the nerves, as well as arteries, are healthy.
  1. Alzheimer’s : 1 in 4 people will have the problem of Alzheimer or an associated dementia. It is one of the most common diseases in the Western Europe and one of the leading causes of disabilities. It is characterized by confusions and memory loss.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Take a teaspoon of cinnamon powder.
  • Step 2: Use this three times in your everyday cooking. Alternatively, you can prepare a cup of cinnamon & ginger tea.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Besides herbs and natural foods, mental exercises are reported to be highly effective in treating the problem.
  • Step 2: Crosswords, writing, reading, word puzzles and other mental exercises help in relaxing the brain as well as making it sharper.
  1. Parkinsons Disease ( Neurological Movement Disorder ) : The prevalence of Parkinson’s disease increases as a person ages. When compared to women, men are 1 ½ times more prone to it. Once this deadly disease attacks, it cannot be cured, but continuous medical treatments can help to some extent.

Note: Parkinson’s disease cannot be cured, but remedies can be applied to ease the symptoms.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: “Gait training” works effectively in treating the Parkinson’s symptoms. This training involves new ways to walk, turn, and stand.
  • Step 2: Say, for example, take bigger steps while walking and ensure to keep the head straight. Do not use shoes that have rubber soles because they might stick to the floor and can increase the chances of tripping.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Drink a cup of freshly prepared green tea every day.
  • Step 2: From aiding weight loss to dealing with deadly diseases like cancers, green tea has also shown positive signs in treating Parkinson’s disease.
  1. Prostate Cancer : According to this research, prostate cancer is the 4th deadliest and common cancer. The prevalence of prostate cancer varies based on the region. It is the highest in New Zealand, Northern America Western Europe, Northern Europe, and Australia.

Note: A person who has prostate cancer requires timely clinical treatments. However, the disease can be prevented as well as helped to some extent with the intake of right foods.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Eat tomatoes. It can either fresh or in the form or juice or cooked.
  • Step 2: Tomatoes have a compound called lycopene, which is a powerful antioxidant that assists in preventing and spreading of the cancer cells.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Eat a fresh pomegranate a day.
  • Step 2: Research has demonstrated that the nutrients in pomegranate help in inhibiting the spread of cancerous cells.
  1. Lung Cancer : Smoking and use of tobacco are one of the primary causes for an estimated 70% of deaths from lung cancer in the world while the rest is due to HPV & HBV. About 58% of the lung cancer cases are reported to be common in developing countries.

Note: A serious condition like lung cancer requires medical intervention. However, remedies can be applied as an adjunct.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: If you are a smoker, quit this habit right away because that will worsen the condition even more.
  • Step 2: Include natural foods that are enriched with vitamin D because it is one of the vital nutrients for lung cancer patients.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Have a cup of freshly cut noni (cheese fruit) every day.
  • Step 2: Alternatively, you can even consume its extract. The fruit is reported to help in fighting against the cancer cells effectively.
  1. Colon Cancer : Colorectal or colon cancer is the world’s 3rd most common cancer. After two decades, the colon cancer cases are anticipated to increase by 70%. Fortunately, colon cancer is 100% preventable.

Note: Colon cancer requires timely medical treatments. However, remedies can be applied to prevent it.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: To keep the colon healthy, it is important to consume the right foods.
  • Step 2: Flaxseeds is something that is good for the colon. It is enriched with fiber, proteins, minerals, vitamins, linolenic acid, and other vital phytonutrients to prevent the cancer cells from forming.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: According to National Cancer Institute, garlic is one of the best natural foods to prevent cancer.
  • Step 2: Either eat 1 – 2 garlic cloves raw every day or use them in cooking.
  1. Breast Cancer : Breast cancer is the leading and most common cancer in women. In worst stages, the breasts are removed or the disease causes death. The prevalence varies worldwide. However, the highest rates are contributed to Western Europe and Eastern Africa.

Note: A woman with breast cancer requires periodic medical diagnosis. However, breast cancer can be prevented with the intake of right, natural foods.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Include broccoli in your regular diet.
  • Step 2: Broccoli has a compound called linamarase gene, which breaks down into cyanides and successfully kills the tumor cells.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Drink a glass of wheatgrass juice regularly.
  • Step 2: Wheatgrass is highly healthy and beneficial for inhibiting the cancer cells.
  1. HIV / AIDS : As per the 2015 reports, an estimated 36.7 million of the global population was surviving with HIV. The African regions are revealed to have the highest AIDS rates, wherein 1 in 25 adults are infected with HIV. The disease has no cure. So, prevention is the safe side.

Note: A person who is HIV positive requires immediate medical intervention. Taking it lightly can be dangerous.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Since HIV is caused when the person encounters the infected semen, blood, or vaginal fluids, prevention is the best remedy for HIV. Another common yet dangerous way of getting HIV is by sharing the same drug needle that an HIV-positive patient has used.
  • Step 2: Have a protected sex.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: According to natural society, black seeds (Nigella sativa) are reported to be helpful for treating HIV.
  • Step 2: Black seeds have multiple benefits and has been a wonderful healing remedy for ages.
  1. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease ( COPD ) : COPD is one of the deadliest lung diseases, which interferes with the breathing. The primary cause is none other than tobacco. It has no cure, but regular treatments can slow down the disease’s progress.

Note: A life-threatening problem like COPD requires proper medical supervision. However, you can prevent it.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: Since 90% of the COPD cases are due to smoking, quitting it is the right remedy to slow down its progress.
  • Step 2: Besides quitting smoking, bring some healthy lifestyle changes like exercising and consuming natural foods.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Reduce the stress levels by drinking a cup of green tea.
  • Step 2: The antioxidants in green tea helps in eliminating the inflammation and oxidative stress.
  1. Heart Attack : According to WHO, cardiovascular diseases are not only common but also the leading cause of most deaths worldwide. One-third of the deaths from heart attacks and strokes happen in middle and low-income countries. The risk factors include obesity, diabetes, hypertension, increased cholesterol, alcohol, and unhealthy eating patterns. Fortunately, it is 100% preventable.

Remedy 1:

  • Step 1: To prevent heart attacks, eat a fresh garlic clove every day.
  • Step 2: Garlic helps in controlling raised cholesterol and hypertension. But do not take it if you are already taking medications. So, it is crucial to talk with your doctor about it.

Remedy 2:

  • Step 1: Alfalfa is one of the best herbs to treat cardiovascular diseases.
  • Step 2: Drink a glass of juice made from alfalfa leaves. However, discuss with your doctor for the correct dosage.

 

 

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Diet for Summer Season

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Summer has set in. The hot, blistering heat is not only exhausting, but drains your energy levels too. So how are you welcoming this summer? With sunscreen lotions, sunglasses and air conditioners? But what about the foods?

Yes, the summer foods? We all love our summer vacations but we often tend to overlook the summer foods. Resulting in overindulgence of cold drinks and ice creams that lead to unnecessary weight gain.

The thought of healthy eating probably runs through your mind a dozen times a day. It makes you seriously question that grilled cheese sandwich or the three tier chocolate and butterscotch cake that you conveniently devoured while watching your diet plan fly right out of the window.

It is, therefore, important to maintain your health by choosing the right kind of foods according to the climate you are in. Nature has provided us with enough foods that are specific to seasons and are healthy. And this is also how you can adapt your body to the seasonal changes.

For summers, the key is to eat light. This helps your heart and digestive system remain healthy and function well.

The next step is to choose the foods that have a cooling effect on your body.

It’s summer—that amazing time of year when fresh produce abounds. There’s an abundance of fresh, delicious and healthy choices. Better yet: many of summer’s fruits and vegetables are brimming with secret health benefits. Here are some  favorites and why they’re a particularly good choice in the summer

The scorching summer heat is hard on our bodies, our moods, and our electric bills. Don’t let the temperature get you down, though. Following tips will help you keep cool even if it feels like the sun is out to get you.

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Fruits

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Goose berries (Amla)
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Papaya
  • Raw mango
  • Peach
  • Apricot
  • Cherries
  • Muskmelon
  • Watermelon
  • Apple
  • Water apple

Vegetables

  • Bittergourd
  • Greens — cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumber, asparagus, green beans, alfa alfa, eggplant, iceberg and mint leaves.
  • Sprouted moong, beans and lentils.

How do they help?

1. Fresh vegetables and fruits are high in vitamins and minerals. They have an expansive effect on our bodies, which draw heat from our central organs and, thereby, cool the body.

2. Fresh veggies and fruits also contain a lot of water which add to the cooling effect on the body.

3. Eating these cooling foods also assist the body’s ability to release heat.

This way, the hot weather doesn’t make the body overheated or exhausted.

Most of us lead lives where we’ve been inconspicuously sucked into a food routine and are desperately trying to claw our way out of it. Amidst a number of lifestyle problems to deal with, we tend to forget or ignore granny’s simple remedy of eating fresh, seasonal produce.

 

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Our planet earth is blessed with many seasons and we all enjoy each one of them. Each season has its own special features and is blessed with its unique fruits, vegetables and flowers. Every season is beautiful, if you know how to enjoy it and maintain your health during that time. The summer season might be a difficult time for many of us due to the heat and humidity but, this season can also be made enjoyable by taking care of some small things so that you can benefit from the care and precautions taken and make the most of your summer. With sizzling temperatures, beat the summer heat and stay cool.

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1Water is the best option to quench thirst.

It is a key ingredient in keeping the body cool. With high humidity levels, sweat will not evaporate quickly. This prevents the body from releasing heat in an efficient manner. This is why it is necessary to hydrate and drink water, even when you are not thirsty. Increase water intake regardless of your activity levels.

2Avoid caffeineted or carbonated beverages, alcoholic beverages, and those high in sugar.

All these drinks contain preservatives, colors and sugars. They are acidic in nature and act as diuretics. They cause loss of fluids through urine.

Many soft drinks contain diluted phosphoric acid, which damages the inner lining of the digestive tract and, therefore, affects its functions.

An excessive intake of soft drinks increases phosphorous levels in the blood. This separates calcium from the bones and moves it into the blood.

This calcium displacement from the bones makes them porous and brittle. It also causes plaque on the teeth, kidney stones, arthritis and bone spur.

Soft drinks also reduce mineral levels in the body to such an extent that enzymes are unable to function well, resulting in indigestion.

3Do not drink very chilled liquids.

They do not really help cool you down in summers, though they make you cool for some time. Drinking really cold liquids when feeling hot may lead to a slight constriction of the blood vessels in the skin and decrease heat loss, which is not advisable when trying to cool down.

4Limit all strenuous activity.

5Eat light, nutritious and non-fatty meals.

6Reduce intake of heaty vegetables and fruits, like spinach, radish, hot peppers, onions, garlic, beetroot, pineapple, grapefruit and ripe mangoes (if you cannot resist mangoes, soak them overnight in water).

7Minimize the intake of dried fruits. Increase the intake of fresh fruit.

8Use sabza (tulsiseeds) in your drinks — this has very cooling effect on the body.

9Include lots of fruits and vegetables in the form of salads and fresh juices, preferably without sugar, in your diet.

10Drink lemon juice, coconut water and thin buttermilk, to replenish the fluids that are lost in sweat.

11Avoid sugary foods, especially honey and molasses, and stick to natural sugars available from fruits and veggies.

12Minimize the intake of hot, spicy foods and extremely salty foods. The body retains salt in the organic form found in fruits and veggies; the inorganic salt, meanwhile, is digested and needs to be thrown out of the body. And this is why you need to drink water!

13Cut the intake of fried foods, like vadas, samosas, chips, bhajiasfarsans, etc. Fat has a thermal effect.

14Maintain good hygiene levels.

Since the sultry heat of summer increases with each degree rise in the mercury, by rooting ourselves to nature’s provision of healthful food choices we can experience the bloom of our health and vitality.

 

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Keeping cool when temperatures reach record highs isn’t just about comfort. Dangerously high temperatures can result in heat-related illnesses ranging from heat cramps to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Following tips can help you keep cool all summer long.

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What should be the diet regimen to be followed in summers?

Summer diet should be different from winter diet. The summer takes away all moisture from our body, therefore care should be taken to include those foods in our diets that contain lots of water.

Summer foods should be essentially light to digest as our body produces enough heat during summers to digest the food. Legumes, wheat, barley are some summer foods to be included in daily diet.

The best summer diet solution would be to include large variety of fruits mainly citrus fruits & vegetables & salads in diet. Onions & lemon are a boon during summer season.

Can you name some foods that have a cooling effect on body?

Summer foods are essentially rich in water content. You may include citrus fruits like lime, orange, sweet lime, pineapple, water melon, musk melon etc.
Among vegetables include the cool cucumber, tomato, onion, lettuce, cabbage etc.

You require to include rice, legumes, wheat & avoid meat & poultry. You can rather opt for sea foods which are suppose to be cooler.

What food items should be avoided?

Some foods have a warming effect on the body whereas some have a cooling effect therefore one must see the water content of foods before consuming.

All heavy, fried & fatty foods are to be avoided as they are difficult to digest.
Avoid meat, poultry, nuts & seeds. Also avoid foods like garlic, clove, mustard & coffee.

To prevent dehydration what should be the ideal drink and in what quantity should it be taken?

It is important to keep yourself well hydrated during summers. Take plenty of fluids like fresh citrus fruit juices, lemon water, coconut water, khus sherbet, Aam panna, Thandai, ice tea, smoothie, butter milk & vegetable juices like cucumber & carrot juices.

Is it true that caffeineted and sugary drinks are harmful during summers?

The sugary & caffeineted drinks are harmful during summers as they worsen the effects of dehydration. So it is advisable to stay away from them.

What is the ideal temperature at which liquids should be consumed? 
Ice is used in large quantity during summer. While giving a temporary cooling to body, it weakens the teeth at their roots, at the same time; disturbing digestion.
Ice water should be replaced with comparatively cold water. Water can be made tasty by adding such fragrant substances like ‘khas’, ‘sandal’, ‘camphor’ or ‘rose’.

In summer, Ice creams and cold drinks should be consumed minimum as they result in throat problems that could make the body vulnerable to some other diseases.

Is it true that strenuous exercise should be avoided in summers?

Summer is the time when we spend much more time outdoors which by itself can be considered a moderate exercise routine. But don’t count on it, and do some physical activities which can turn into a healthy habit. When you exercise more, you need extra protein. A healthy source of protein with cooling effect on the body is: beans, grains such as rice, barley, millet, tofu, soy milk, fish & plenty of fluids to maintain electrolyte balance.

What should be the ideal diet for those suffering from heat stroke?

Drink plenty of water, stay away from the sun, and avoid taxing activity during hot weather conditions.

If you start experiencing the warning signs, shift to a cool, sheltered area and gulp something cool. Water containing electrolyte, juices and glucose should be given to the patient to maintain electrolyte balance.

Besides this, give to the patient plenty of fruits & vegetables. Good protein intake like legumes, beans, tofu, low fat milk & milk products is also important. It is also known that Peppermint oil mixed with water is another great remedy for heatstroke.

Simple diet chart to be followed during summer season

An ideal summer diet would be as follows:

  • Two glasses of water, followed by a cup of tea & 2 lite biscuits on rising.
  • Wheat flakes with unsweetened soy milk and fruit for breakfast.
  • Fresh lime juice or tender coconut water as mid-morning drink.
  • Brown rice with rasam, vegetable curry, curd and sprouts and greens salad for lunch.

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Today is an opportunity to kick off some new habits that may just stick. Little by little, you’ll start to see a difference in how you feel and look.  If you devote one day to healthy eating, you will know you can do it again and again and learn to enjoy it!. Adding fiber-rich, low-calorie foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains will help you feel satisfied on fewer calories

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Here we bring to you healthy summer foods along with many vegetables to eat in summer, fruits as well as drinks that will help you fight the heat and enjoy your vacation days better!

1. Corn

Nothing says summer like fresh sweet corn. And did you know that two antioxidants—lutein and zeaxanthin—in corn may act like natural sunglasses, helping to form macular pigment that filters out some of the sun’s damaging rays? It’s true. The same antioxidants may also help lower your risk of developing age-related macular degeneration—the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 60 (though much of the damage occurs decades earlier).

 2. Iced Coffee

An iced pick-me-up is a great way to start your summer mornings. Better yet: drinking a single cup of coffee daily may lower your risk of developing skin cancer. In one study of more than 93,000 women, those who drank one cup of caffeineted coffee a day reduced their risk of developing non melanoma skin cancer by about 10 percent. And the more they drank—up to about 6 cups or so per day—the lower their risk.

 3. Tart Cherries

They deliver a host of health benefits. You may have heard that drinking tart cherry juice can help you get a better night’s sleep and quell post-workout pain. But did you know that compounds in tart cherries may also help you slim down and get leaner? The anthocyanins in tart cherries activate a molecule that helps rev up fat burning and decrease fat storage.

4 Tomatoes

There’s no question that sunscreen should be your first line of defense against the blazing summer sun. But eating tomatoes could give you a little extra protection: consuming more lycopene—the carotenoid that makes tomatoes red—may protect your skin from sunburn. In one study, participants who were exposed to UV light had almost 50 percent less skin reddening after they ate 2 1/2 tablespoons of tomato paste (or drank about 1 2/3 cups of carrot juice daily), in addition to their regular diet, for 10 to 12 weeks

5. Watermelon

Staying hydrated keeps your memory sharp and your mood stable. It also helps keep your body cool (by sweating) during hot summer months. It is low in calories and yet still contains great amounts of nutrients and cancer-fighting antioxidants like Vitamin C and lycopene. You can eat it, too: in addition to delivering skin-protecting lycopene, watermelon is 92 percent water (hence the name). Another boon? Research shows that eating foods that are full of water helps keep you satisfied on fewer calories. (Interestingly enough, drinking water alongside foods doesn’t have the same effect.)

6. Raspberries

Raspberries are a great source of fiber—some of it soluble in the form of pectin, which helps lower cholesterol. One cup of raspberries has 8 grams of fiber—and a study in the Journal of Nutrition suggests that eating more fiber may help prevent weight gain or even promote weight loss. Over the course of a two-year study, researchers found that when study participants boosted their fiber by 8 grams for every 1,000 calories, they lost about 4 1/2 pounds. Try it for yourself. If you’re consuming 2,000 calories per day, aim to increase your fiber by 16 grams

7. Iced Tea

Sure, a tall glass of iced tea on a hot day is refreshing, but did you know it might also do your body good? Studies show if you drink tea regularly, you may lower your risk of Alzheimer’s and diabetes, plus have healthier teeth and gums and stronger bones. How? Tea is rich in a class of antioxidants called flavonoids. Regardless of the variety—black, green, oolong, white or herbal—maximize the power of tea’s flavonoids by drinking it freshly brewed. If you want to keep a batch of cold tea in your refrigerator, “add a little lemon juice,” because citric acid and vitamin C in that squeeze of lemon—or lime, or orange—help preserve the flavonoids.

8. Blueberries

Fresh blueberries straight from the berry patch are a special treat! Turns out the antioxidants in them may help ward off muscle fatigue by mopping up the additional free radicals that muscles produce during exercise, according to recent research.

9  Mulberries

These sweet, juicy summer berries are tasty both fresh and dried in trail mix or in a salad. At just 43 calories per 3.5 oz serving, they contain 61 percent of the RDA for vitamin C, and they’re also chock full of potassium, fiber, and resveratrol, a phytonutrient shown to protect the heart.

10 Coriander

Coriander has numerous health benefits and is packed with nutrients such as fiber, iron, thiamine, zinc, folate, phosphorous, folate, vitamin K, and more, It has a great aroma and flavor that screams summer! Coriander may increase the production of digestive acids, which can help stimulate the gut to move waste out. A healthy digestive tract is key for weight loss.

11 Pineapple

This sweet tropical fruit is the perfect ingredient for summer smoothies and juices. It contains the proteolytic enzyme bromelain, which aids in the digestion of protein and blood clot formation. As an anti-inflammatory super food, pineapple can help reduce swelling and in turn, you’ll have a flatter belly.

12 Mishirkhand

This is a great source of fiber. This plant is great for weight loss due to its high fiber to sugar ratio (a whopping 32g of fiber per medium jimaca—that’s almost an entire day’s worth). They are also a good source of potassium, an essential mineral in maintaining water balance in our body.

13 Bitter Melon – Karela

This bitter and slightly sweet melon and helps improve digestion and lower blood sugar. Too much sugar in the blood stream sends a signal to the pancreas to release the fat storing hormone insulin. By keeping your blood sugar under control, you will reduce the likelihood of storing calories as fat. Can’t stomach the bitterness? Try soaking it in chilled saltwater for a few hours prior to eating (raw or cooked).

14 Mango

Mangoes are a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth and to help to ward off other cravings. Mangoes are high in fiber, magnesium, antioxidants, and iron (making them a great snack for women who may have iron deficiency or anemia). And because mangoes aid in digestion, you want to focus on eating the fruit versus just drinking the juice.

15 Figs

This fiber- and potassium-rich fruit makes the perfect summer snack. At around 170 calories for 8 oz, you can eat them alone, in salads, in cereals, or wrapped in prosciutto (just don’t grab a Fig Newton—you’ll get more nutrition and less fat from the actual fruit).

16 Peaches

Packed with important nutrients including vitamins A and C, potassium, and iron, one medium peach (only 38 calories) provides nearly 2 grams of fiber. A peach provides gentle laxative and diuretic properties; and thanks to itsbeta – carotenee, it also helps your skin stay fresh and bright.

17 Sweet peppers – Shimla Mirch

Peppers are a great weight-loss food since all varieties contain capsaicin, a natural metabolism booster. Add them into salsa or eat them fresh, roasted, or stuffed to reap their better-body benefits.

18 Plums

Full of nutrients and phytochemicals, plums are light in calories but heavy on flavor. And they also make a great dessert! Indulge without ruining your diet with plum cake

19 Peas

Peas have higher protein and iron levels than most vegetables, so they can be a good source of nutrients—and an alternative to non-animal foods which tend to be higher in saturated fat.

20 Green Beans

This summer veggie staple is a great low calorie and fat-free source of fiber and iron, Not a fan of green beans? Hide them in hearty and healthy bean salad (a great lighter alternative to potato salad for picnics).

21 Turnip

Did you know turnips could help you shed belly fat? Their high vitamin C and phytochemical levels help detoxify your body—and too many toxins in the body can lead to fat accumulation around your waist. At only 34 calories and 8 grams of carbohydrates per cup (vs. a potato’s 113 calories and 26 grams of carbohydrates), try making mashed turnips instead of mashed potatoes for a nutrient-dense, low-calorie alternative.

22 Grapes

Rich in vitamin C and phytochemicals with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, grapes may also protect against Type 2 diabetes. Grapes also have a high water content, making them a refreshing summer snack that helps you feel full and satisfied (1 cup of fresh grapes contain only 100 calories).

23 Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a great source of dietary fiber, which helps to reduce blood sugar and insulin spikes, ultimately reducing belly fat.  Substituting a sweet potato for potato salad, potato chips, or mashed potatoes at BBQs to save hundreds of calories.

24  Salsa

Salsa is low in calories and tastes great on all kinds of healthy foods. It has antioxidants, such as lycopene, which aid in cellular health. Use salsa in place of other high-calorie dips such as hummus, onion dips, and cheese dips and you’re guaranteed to cut calories.

25 Blackberries

A cup of blackberries has only 62 calories and is packed with fiber and phytochemicals, including powerful flavonoids and anthocyanins, which help to speed stool and toxins through your digestive system. Their high water and fiber content, plus sweet taste, make them the perfect refreshing summer weight-loss food.

26 Lima Beans – Sem

Lima beans are great vegetarian sources of protein (one cup offers 15 grams, or the same as 2 ounces of meat). The fat-free beans are also packed with soluble fiber and iron to provide long-term energy and satisfaction.

27 Walnuts

Full of fiber and heart-healthy fats (including omega-3’s, which have shown to have metabolic-boosting benefits), walnuts are great to crunch on instead of “bad” fat-filled and salted potato chips. Just watch your portion size since nuts are high in calories. (We recommend tossing a handful into a salad to add crunch and flavor).

28 Gazpacho

Made of mostly vegetables and spices (a soup made with chopped tomatoes and onions and cucumbers and peppers and herbs; served cold ), gazpacho is full of water, fiber, and antioxidants, making it a low-calorie, filling option that can replace more caloric and fattening foods in your diet. Plus, eating a low-calorie soup (like Gazpacho) before a meal could help you consume 20 percent fewer calories at mealtimes.

29 Bananas

Bananas contain a small amount of fiber and resistant starch, which have received recent attention for their potential role in boosting weight loss. Snacking on bananas is easy, convenient, and low cal. They’re also a great source of potassium, which can be lost in sweat during tough workouts or on hot summer days. Plus they make for nice drinks, with carrot and orange juice.

30 Cabbage

In addition to being nutritious, low-cal and full of fiber, cabbage is also a top source of sulfur, a mineral our bodies use to produce the natural hair-and-nail strengthener keratin. To stay slim and enjoy more beautiful hair and nails, whip up some vinegar-based coleslaw. Just stay away from creamy coleslaw; it can contain a whopping 19 grams of fat per cup!

31 Arugula – Rocket leaves

At a tiny 20 calories for every 3 cups, arugula provides an excellent source of folate, vitamins A and C, and more than 100 percent of your daily vitamin K needs. Not only is it a great weight-loss food, arugula can also help reduce your risk of bone fractures this summer: A recent study found that people who consumed approximately 250 micrograms per day of vitamin K had a 35-percent lower risk of hip fractures compared to those who consumed just 50 micrograms per day.

32 Celery

Although available year–round, celery is best in the summer. This super low-calorie food is also an excellent source of vitamins K and C, and a good source of many other essential nutrients such as dietary fiber, folate, potassium, and thiamine. Crunching on celery is one of the oldest diet tricks because it may help decrease overall calorie consumption and aid in healthy digestion.

33 Lemons and Limes

Both lemons and limes are excellent sources of Vitamin C, but it’s their flavor that aids in weight loss the most. We’ve all been told to drink lots of water, but sometimes water’s lackluster taste causes us to turn to other beverages. Add lemon or lime juice to boost your water’s flavor and can help you drink more—staying hydrated may help suppress appetite.

34 Wheat

Wheat often gets a bad rap when it comes to weight loss, but it can offer vital nutrients that are helpful for dieters. The whole grains found in wheat (such as bulgur) are great sources of energy, as they are high in B vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

35 Oats

A great energy source and naturally high in soluble fiber (the goopy, gelatinous fiber that promotes good digestion), oats are a great weight-loss food since so many diets cause constipation. Eat them as a nourishing hot breakfast cereal or dry as granola.

36 Oregano

This flavorful, easy to use herb is rich in vitamin K, antioxidants, minerals, and omega-3 oils. Plus, the natural aromatherapy of oregano makes you a happy eater—key for long-term success.

37 Yogurt

Yogurt contains natural probiotics, which can help reduce tummy bloating, gas and constipation (often problematic while dieting). Just choose Greek varieties, which are higher in protein, lower in added sugar, and creamy.

38 Coconut Water

Coconut water is inexpensive and carries a powerhouse of nutritional benefits. Coconut water has electrolytes that make it one of the best hydrating agents. Besides being an excellent cooling drink, it helps in reducing blood pressure level, provides anti-aging properties, acts as a natural diuretic besides being a refreshing summer drink. you can re-energise your body with coconut water.

 

You know summer’s the perfect time to switch to flip-flops, but did you know it’s also the right time to change your diet? Being outdoors more often—and sweating—ups your risk for health problems such as dehydration, skin sensitivities, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies. The simple (and delicious) solution? Eat local, in-season fruits. Their nutrients are at their peak in the summer.

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What’s so special about eating foods that are in season? They’ve got twice as much flavor, that extra crunch and are extremely high on vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients.

Summer bearings include a lot of green vegetables, melons, peaches, corn, mangoes and other fresh and fragrant herbs. Local markets are at their best during summer, when fruits are abundant, and vegetables are as fresh as can be.

Consuming foods that are not in season may come with a risk of chemicals and preservatives that are applied to fruits and veggies to keep them fresh.

Salad leaves

Amaranth leaves, rocket leaves, basil and other summer herbs should be tossed in a salad  bowl and topped off with a yogurt dressing to make a great summer salad. They create a power house of nutrition and are a great way to lose weight. Bung in fruits, nuts, white meat, peppers, mint or coriander leaves to make a light and lovely meal.

What to drink to beat the heat

Watermelon is approximately 90 per cent water, so it’s undoubtedly the best way to keep yourself hydrated. It helps with digestion and keeps the stomach cool. Eating watermelon can help protect skin from oxidative stress that contributes to the aging process, clear up acne and brighten a dull complexion also have a glass of ice-cold watermelon juice daily.

Aam Panna – Two glasses of aam pana can help with digestion, constipation and chronic stomach problems like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Make it at home to ensure the use of recommended quantities of sugar and salt.

Mint water with lemon: One glass of strained mint water with two drops of lemon works wonders. It acts as a liver cleanser, boosts your metabolism and helps those with a low appetite.

Barley Water: Have two glasses a day and in case you find it bland, add a drop of lemon or honey for taste. Since barley water is rich in fiber, it prevents constipation and also helps in controlling your appetite.

Cucumber : Cucumber is probably the best vegetable to eat in summer. It works great for skin by helping in skin problems like dark circles, sunburns etc. It has silicon and sulfur that promotes hair growth, it also has a high water content that cleans bodies by removing toxins. Also, cucumbers are great for heart health due to its immune boosting and anti-inflammatory effects.

Dark Leafy vegetables : Try on dark leafy vegetables, especially the raw spinach and kale salads. They are known to provide protection against the heat of the sun. These leafy greens are also known to reduce inflammation and detoxify the body. You can also add some spinach leaves to your smoothies to keep the healthy factor intact. You can also add these leafy veggies to your favorite sandwiches or wraps.

Oranges : The sweet citrus fruit is rich in potassium, a nutrient that’s crucial in the summer. You lose potassium through sweat, which puts you at risk for muscle cramps. So eating oranges replenishes your supply and keeps muscle cramps away. Oranges are also about 80% water, so popping a few juicy slices will keep you hydrated during your sweatiest summer days.

Zucchini : Part of the summer squash family, zucchini contains a fiber called pectin, which is linked to increasing heart health and lowering cholesterol. 

Summers are as equally vibrant, fun and exciting as any other season. But, even though it is not one of the favorites of many people, it still has a lot to offer.

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The concept of Ayurveda focuses on the understanding that our food has a direct effect on our overall health. The seasons are characterised by vata dosha, pitta dosha and kapha dosha in the body. Summer is hot, bright and sharp, and is known to be the season of pitta dosha. Therefore, Ayurveda suggests that everyone, especially individuals whose prakruti is primarily pitta dosha, is to keep cool and not allow it to be aggravated. The right foods eaten according to the season can help promote sattva (purity) detox and rejuvenate the body that further leads to an overall boost in the immunity, physical and mental strength and digestion.

Follow pitta pacifying diet. Good fruits for summer include apples, pears, melons, plums and prunes. Watermelon and lime juice are also good in summer. Try steamed asparagus, broccoli, brussels sprout and cucumber raita. Khichdi made of basmati rice and moong dal, with a little ghee and grated coconut makes a delicious light meal. You should avoid sour fruits, citrus fruits, sour cream, cheese, dark meats, et al that produce heat in the body.

Summer has two parts – mild summer till mid-April and peak summer from mid-April till end of June. Dryness and heat increases in summer, hence making digestive system weak. We should take food that can be digested easily. Foods that can reduce the heat in body are super foods in summers. Include sattu, roasted pulses, pomegranate, watermelon, fenugreek leaves, amla and buttermilk to ensure a healthy body.

Dosha balancing during summer : Vata is slowly building up during summer and Kapha Dosha, which shoots up in spring, starts to lower down naturally during summer. In summer the sun rays become powerful and appear to be destructive, Kapha decreases day by day and Vata increases consequently. Foods of sweet taste, coolant foods, liquid diet, oils fried food and drinks are desirable in summer.

one should consume water-rich fruits and foods for staying hydrated and energised during the summer. Include moong dal, chana, green leafy vegetables and coconut, which is a natural electrolyte, papaya and alkaline vegetables like radish, snake gourd, pumpkin and banana stem.

Eat at the right time – An important part of balancing Pitta and keeping coll is to eat your meal in the middle of the day when your digestive fire is strongest. Skipping meal is also a sure fire way to upset Pitta – notice how cranky you feel when you miss lunch.

Here are some of the summer foods that Ayurveda suggests to include in your daily diet:

1. Sattu

Sattu is typically made of Bengal gram and is said to have an instant cooling effect on the body. It is high in insoluble fibre that makes it good for your intestines, and is low on glycaemic index making it good for diabetics. A perfect cooling agent and a power-packed energiser, you must add sattu in your diet.

2. Amla (Indian gooseberry)

Amla, or Indian gooseberry, makes for a popular and healthy fruit, and is known for numerous nutritional benefits. This sour-bitter fruit works as an excellent coolant during hot days. Did you know amla juice contains about 20 times more vitamin-C than any other juice? So, this summer binge on amle ka murabba or amla juice to ensure a healthy you.

3. Ghee

According to Ayurveda, ghee is loaded with healthy fats that help our body to keep going. Moreover, our body gets dry in summer, therefore, consumption of a half spoon of ghee every day may help balance the internal moisture. Ghee is known to be a ‘sweet food’ as it is strengthening, aids digestion and tempers the over-activity of all the three bodily doshas.

4. Ginger

The zingy root has anti-inflammatory properties to help ease overheated and irritated skin. In fact, drinking ginger juice may help soothe stomach discomfort. Load up on ginger tea or juice; you can also add it in your curries on a daily basis to stay healthy.

5. Alkaline Vegetables

During the process of digestion, our stomach tends to secrete gastric acids that help in breaking down foods. Sometimes due to unhealthy lifestyle and food habits, the acidic level of the body increases, leading to acidity and acid refluxes. In order to reduce the chances of increased acid levels, you must binge on alkaline foods like green leafy vegetables, root vegetables like sweet potato, beet roots, carrots, nuts, onion and garlic, et al.

6. Coconut

Coconut water makes for one of the best electrolytes in summers. This refreshing elixir not only helps to rejuvenate your body system, but also keep you wary from dehydration in extreme heat. Thanks to the presence of essential minerals like zinc, magnesium, calcium, potassium and sodium. Drinking coconut water or adding coconut in your curries and vegetables will keep you rejuvenated.

7. Water-rich Fruits

Summers also welcome water-rich fruits like watermelon, berries, grapefruits, pineapple, peaches, mango, et al. These fruits will keep you from getting dehydrated and ensure you are refreshed. You can blend these fruits in to delicious juices or eat them as is.

8. Herbs Like Ashwagandha, Brahmi And Tulsi

These three cooling herbs help in cooling your body. Ashwagandha is known to reduce inflammation in the body further treating conditions like asthma and arthritis. Brahmi can soothe the body nerves and reduce stress in the body. Tulsi, or holy basil, acts as a detoxifying and cleansing agent. It is also known to cool your body system in extreme heat. You can drink herbal teas to see effective results.

 

Myths about summer Foods :

Myth #1 –  If you swallow watermelon seeds, a watermelon will grow in your stomach : Even though your stomach isn’t the ideal growing environment for a watermelon, mom was right in trying to get you to avoid swallowing watermelon seeds. There is a very small risk that the larger, dark seeds could irritate and even damage your intestines. It’s best to avoid swallowing sharp, non-digestible objects as a general rule.

Myth #2 – Microwaving the food reduces its nutritional value : if you use a little bit of water and cover the vegetables, it will actually help in keeping all the vitamins and minerals intact and steam the vegetables in the best possible manner.

Myth #3 – Organic food is more healthy : Eating anything that is organic isn’t okay. Organic snacks eaten in excess, thinking that they are healthy, can cause you more harm than good.

Myth #4 – Salads are always the healthiest options on the menu : Salads are indeed healthy but all the toppings and dressings that are later added to it like mayonnaise etc. have fats and are high on calorie count. These high calorie products can cause you more than those fries that you are trying to avoid. So try to avoid those creamy sweetened toppings in a salad and go healthy.

Myth #5 –  Egg Yolks are bad for health : Whole egg is high in cholesterol but low in fat. Including the whole egg in your diet will not affect your cholesterol levels or risk of having a heart attack or any other such disease.

Myth #6 – Chocolate causes weight gain : Chocolate is not the only primary reason behind weight gain. Anything eaten in moderation won’t affect your health and weight. It is absolutely fine to eat chocolates until eaten in moderation. Excess of any processed food would anyway lead to weight gain.

Myth #7 – White chocolate is chocolate : White chocolate is not really a chocolate. It is known to be a confection made with the help of cocoa butter, milk solids and vanilla.

Myth #8 – Chocolate lacks health benefits : Chocolate is a rich source of antioxidants, magnesium and zinc. It also contains phosphate, calcium and protein which helps reduce insulin resistance. Dark chocolate has health benefits in terms of antioxidants. Consumption of dark chocolate in moderation may help in maintaining the blood pressure and could also keep your heart healthy.

Myth #9 – Watermelon’s tasty, but not nutritious : Even though watermelon is very watery (read: hydrating) and low in calories (only 46 per cup!), it packs a healthy nutrition punch. In addition to some vitamin C (20% of the Daily Value per cup), watermelon delivers lycopene—the same red-tinged antioxidant found in tomatoes, linked to a lower risk of certain cancers.

Myth #10 – Eating ripe mangoes will cause heat boils : No fruit or food, not even mangoes, can cause extra heat in the body. There is no scientific evidence to back it. The boils depend on an individual’s constitution and environment.

Myth #11 – If I am still urinating Sweating, I don’t have a heat stroke : It’s a common misconception that heat exhaustion and heat stroke are only serious when the kidneys stop producing urine. Waiting for that to happen can be a mistake. Heat stroke is caused when the internal temperature of the body reaches dangerous level and can cause severe damage or even death.

Myth #12 – Sports drinks beat the heat : Sports drinks will give you the same water and electrolytes that aam panna and nimbu pani will. Except it comes with a price mark-up. Instead soak mint leaves in water to add flavor and encourage you to continue sipping periodically.

Myth #13 – Fan, not Ac, is the best way to stave off heat stroke : During a heat wave, fans alone won’t provide enough cool air, especially for older adults and young children, whose thermo-regulation systems don’t work as well in extreme temperatures. They need extra attention, and staying in an air-conditioned facility is safest. However, the only drawback of the AC is that prolonged exposure or very cold temperature can cause skin to dry.Maintain the AC temperature at 22-24 degrees and humidify the room.

Myth #14 – You shouldn’t drink less than eight glasses of water a day : The funny thing, though, is it’s actually a myth; that number has been around forever, but you don’t have to abide by it to get all the fluids your body needs. People should drink depending on their age, location, and health, and some of those fluids can come from foods.

Myth # 15 – Eating small meals throughout the day will boost your metabolism : There’s no proof that actually works. There’s absolutely no difference in metabolism when comparing those who consumed six smaller meals with those who ate three normal-sized meals. In fact, the people who ate the smaller meals tended to be hungrier than those who didn’t, increasing their desire to eat.

Myth #16 – You can’t get enough protein on a vegan or vegetarian diet : You can easily do that through plants. You can absolutely get enough protein on a vegetarian diet. You just have to give it some thought and make sure to incorporate protein sources at every meal.

Myth #17 – You should burn more calories than you consume : The calorie equation is a myth. Your metabolism and hunger cues shift when you eat and move more or less. Remaining in a calorie deficit for a long period of time will result in a slower metabolism, feelings of fatigue, and eventual weight gain once you inevitably start eating more again.

Myth #18 – Any drink will rehydrate you on a  hot day : While a soft drink or ice-cold beer may really feel like they’re hitting the spot, they aren’t doing the job you need them to do. In fact, it’s a myth that any drink will rehydrate you. Drinks high in sugar or alcoholic beverages will actually further dehydrate you.

 

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