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1 year ago Health , Healthy Food

Mango: The King of Fruits: 11 Health Benefits of having Mango

It is a season of mangoes! How could we ever miss a chance of writing an article about mangoes! Mangoes are one of the most popular fruits in the world and they make up a huge percentage of the tropical fruits produced each year. Here are some health benefits of mangoes which you may not even know!

All fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals and mangoes are no exception having high nutritional value. Mangoes are an important source of carotenes which are essential antioxidants required by the body. They have high contents of vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, copper mineral, potassium, magnesium, & vitamin E. They are also good sources of fibre & 90% water content. The mango is a delicious & fascinating fruit. As with any fruits & vegetables, knowing the facts about mangoes help us to connect ourselves more with the fruit.

Interesting Facts about Mangoes:

  • Mangoes are rich sources of fibre, Vitamin C & Pectins which help to reduce the cholesterol levels
  • Mangoes contain a lot of potassium which is good for the heart & helps reduce blood pressure
  • Mangoes belong to the category of the low glycemic index so having them will not increase your sugar levels
  • Mangoes have 25% of Vitamin A which are beneficial for the eyes.
  • They have 25% of different carotenoids which help to boost the immune system.

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11 Health Benefits of Mangoes

1. Helps in digestion:

Mangoes can facilitate healthy digestion. It contains enzymes that help in digestion and breakdown of proteins. The fibre present in mangoes helps the digestive tract to work more efficiently. The fibre also helps to reduce the risk of heart disease & type 2 diabetes. Green mangoes are rich in pectin than ripened mangoes.

2. Promotes healthy gut:

The flesh of the mangoes contains a large amount of prebiotic dietary fibre. This helps to feed good bacteria into the gut thereby promoting a healthy gut. A healthy gut is an indication for a healthy state.

3. Boosts immune system:

The generous amount of antioxidants & vitamin C present in mangoes help boost the immune system. Also, the 25 different types of carotenoids present help to keep the immune system healthy & strong.

4. Promotes eye health

Mangoes are rich sources of beta-carotene which help in the production of vitamin A that are good for the eyes. It improves the overall health of the eyes, improves vision, and even prevents loss of vision. It also prevents night blindness and dry eyes.

5. Lowers cholesterol:

Mangoes can also regulate the cholesterol levels. The large amounts of pectin present in mangoes help to bring down the bad cholesterol. The bad cholesterol is very harmful to the body as it causes plaque in the blood vessels and blocks the blood flow through it.

6. Clears the skin:

Mangoes are rich in vitamin A and vitamin C both of which are skin friendly. These vitamins are very crucial for healthy skin & skin repairs. It also exfoliates & eliminates the dead pores in the skin. Mangoes have large amounts of skin healing nutrients. For example, the fibre content of mangoes helps to clear the gut which accumulates a large number of toxins in the body.

7. Diabetics could also enjoy:

Though mangoes are sweet it is never a strict no for the diabetics patients. Generally, mangoes belong to the category of the low glycemic index which safe even for diabetics to consume. Foods with low glycemic index make sure there is the very slow release of sugar into the blood and there is no sudden peak in the release levels of the sugars. Besides that, mangoes are also rich in dietary fibres which regulate the blood levels.

8. Aids weight loss:

The phytochemicals present in the skin of mango act as natural fat busters. When you eat fruits rich in fibres you feel full for a longer time which prevents you from stuffing more fattening snacks.

9. Prevents cancer:

The antioxidants present in mangoes are good cancer fighters. They help to fight against prostate, breast, colon & leukaemia cancers. Having then quite often prevents the development of radicals in your body which are the main cause of cancers.

10. Promotes healthy sex:

Mangoes are rich in vitamin E. Having proper and balanced amounts of vitamin E can help have healthy sex and promote sex drives.

11. Help fight heat strokes:

Mango juice helps to cool down the body and also prevents overheating. When the sun’s energy is burning your body especially the muscles your kidneys get accumulated with toxins. Having mango juice can help overcome this.

   

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1 year ago Eye Care , Health , Medical

CATARACT SURGERY: TYPES, PROCESS & RISKS

WHAT IS CATARACT??

A cataract refers to the clouding of the eye’s natural lens which lies behind the iris and the pupil. It is the principal cause of blindness in the world and is most common in people of age 40 years and above.

There are 3 types of cataract:

  • SUBCAPSULAR CATARACT: This type of cataract occurs at the back of the eye. It is most common in people with diabetes or those taking high doses of steroid medication.
  • NUCLEAR CATARACT: This type of cataract occurs in the deep central zone of the lens. It occurs due to ageing.
  • CORTICAL CATARACT: This type of cataract begins in the periphery of the lens and slowly spreads towards the centre of the lens. It affects the cortex of the lens, which is the part of the lens that surrounds the central zone.

CATARACT- IS IT BECAUSE OF YOUR FAMILY, LIFESTYLE OR JUST BAD KARMA??

Our eye lens works very much like the camera, focusing light onto the retina for clear vision. It also adjusts the eye’s focus enabling us to view the things both close up and far away. The eye lens is made of water and certain other proteins that let light to pass through it. With ageing, some of the protein may clump together and cloud up over a small area. With time, the clouding up becomes larger and larger making it harder to see. This condition is called cataract.

Nobody is pretty sure why the eye lens changes with age resulting in the cataract. Researchers have eventually found out other risk factors that may lead to cataract. Some of which are:

There’s no concrete proof on what could reduce the risk of cataract. There is no harm in practising a healthy lifestyle that consists of a diet rich in nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids. Regular exercise and sound sleep also add on to your quality of life.

Though it seems to be terrific, it is something we needn’t worry a lot about! The advancements in the field of medicine have made it possible to cure the patients of cataract with help of surgeries.

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CATARACT SURGERY:

Cataract surgery is the process of removing the natural lens of the eye (crystalline lens) which is affected by cataract. During the cataract surgery, the patient’s cloudy lens is removed and is replaced with synthetic lens ensuring lens’s transparency. The synthetic lens replaced is otherwise called as INTRAOCULAR LENS (IOL). The cataract surgery is performed by an ophthalmologist.

There is two commonly preferred type of surgery for cataract. They are:

  • PHACOEMULSIFICATION
  • MANUAL SMALL INCISION CATARACT SURGERY (MSICS):cataract, healthy eye

Phacoemulsification is the most commonly preferred method for cataract surgery. It involves the use of ultrasonic energy to emulsify the cataract lens. It comprises of 6 steps:

  • ANAESTHETIC: Using topical anaesthetic eye drops or subtenon injection, the eye is numbed.
  • CORNEAL INCISION: two cuts are made at the margins of the clear cornea that allows insertion of instruments into the eye.
  • CAPSULORHEXIS: With help of a needle or a pair of forceps, a circular hole is made in the capsule in which the lens is placed.
  • PHACOEMULSIFICATION: Ultrasonic energy is used to emulsify the lens into a liquid. The resulting emulsion is then “sucked away”.
  • IRRIGATION & ASPIRATION: The cortex, which is the outer layer of the cataract is sucked away. The fluid removed is continuously replaced with saline solution to prevent a collapse of the structure.
  • LENS INSERTION: A plastic, foldable lens is placed in the capsule which contains the natural lens. Along with this, an antibiotic is also injected into the eye to reduce the risk of infection.

Finally, salt water is injected into the corneal wounds, which cause the area to swell and seal the incision.

MANUAL SMALL INCISION CATARACT SURGERY (MSICS): This technique is evolved from ECCE. The word “small” in the title refers to the wound being smaller than an ECCE, although it is larger than a PHACO wound.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PERFORM A CATARACT?

If it is an uncomplicated surgery, then it will not take more than 10 minutes. Since the patient will be given anaesthetic while performing the surgery, it might take about 30 minutes to recover from the sedation.

HOW TO PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE CATARACT SURGERY?

Before undergoing a cataract surgery you may be asked to do the following:

  • A week before the surgery, the doctor may take certain painless tests using ultrasonic energy to determine the size and shape of your eye.
  • You may be advised to stop certain medications at the time of your surgery as that might increase the risk of bleeding during the procedure.
  • You will be advised to use antibiotic eye drops to reduce the risk of infection.
  • You will be instructed to fast for 12 hours before your surgery.

RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS OF THE SURGERY:

A person suffering from cataract alone may not have many complications, but those who have other eye conditions such as uveitis, high myopia (severe short-sightedness). Less than 10% of the people have greater chances of developing PCO, within two to three years after the cataract surgery.

 POSTERIOR CAPSULE OPACIFICATION (PCO): it is the condition in which the lens capsule thickens thereby causing cloudy vision. This isn’t the cataract developing again, it is the skin or membrane growing over the artificial lens

Other complications are less common but to list a few, they are:

During the operation:

  • inability to remove all of the cataracts
  • tearing of the lens capsule
  • bleeding inside the eye
  • a bit of the cataract dropping into the back of the eye
  • damage to other parts of the eye, such as the transparent outer layer of the eye (cornea)

After the operation:

  • swelling or inflammation of the eye
  • swelling and redness (inflammation) in the eye
  • swelling of the retina- where the fluid builds up between the layers of the retina at the back of the eye. This may sometimes affect the vision.
  • Swelling of the cornea- where the fluid builds up in the corner at the front of the eye; it usually clears itself.
  • retinal detachment – a rare complication where the retina (the layer of nerve cells inside the back of the eye) becomes separated from the inner wall of the eye
  • infection in the eye – such as endophthalmitis (a rare bacterial infection)

It is important to seek medical advice if you experience any increasing pain in the eye or loss of vision or redness after the surgery. It is possible to treat these complications with further surgery.

There is also a small risk of around 1 in 1000 may experience permanent damage to the eye resulting in loss of vision. However, the majority of the people lead a happy life with improved vision after the surgery.

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Amazing Beauty Benefits of Honey

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Warning signs of Vitamin D deficiency

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Facelift surgery

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Health benefits of Dark Chocolate

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Health Benefits of Aloe Vera

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1 year ago Health , healthy , Medical

8 Syphilis Symptoms in Women that are up terrifying: Causes & Treatment

What is Syphilis?

It is a rare sexually transmitted disease caused by bacterium Treponema pallidum. This disease is treatable by a medical professional. It is spread through sexual activity and transmitted during pregnancy or at childbirth from infected mother to her Baby.

This disease is more common in men than women. In India about less than 1 million people suffer from syphilis.

This disease progresses in four stages. With symptoms, one can know the particular stage of illness. Sometimes symptoms do not show up in the same order. 1st stage or the primary stage can be treated with One Penicillin injection.

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Four stages of Syphilis are the Primary stage, secondary stage, latent and tertiary stage.

  • In Primary stage, symptoms show up after 3 to 10 months of the exposure to the bacteria. In this stage, the person notices small, painless sore or chance on the skin. Which will heal by itself in 3 to 6 weeks? You will notice that lymph nodes near your groin are enlarged.
  • In the second stage, which starts from 2 to 10 weeks of the appearance of sore. You will develop a skin rash, sores in mouth, anus and vagina. A person may also notice fever, weight loss, hair loss,  headache, muscle ache, fatigue and swollen glands. These symptoms disappear without treatment and will return for about a year.
  • Latent syphilis occurs when the secondary stage of syphilis is left untreated. In this stage, symptoms are hidden and the patient will be able to spread the disease.
  • Tertiary syphilis appears after 10 to 30 years after initial infection. In which person experiences neurological problems, stroke, numbness, deafness, visual problems, blindness, personality changes, dementia, heart valve disease, aneurysm, inflammation of blood vessels.

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Here are 8 Symptoms which will help you identify Syphilis illness
and get treatment in early stages:

Chancre or Sores:

In the first stage, you may start noticing small painless sores at the site of infection. They may occur in vagina, anus, rectum and mouth. They don’t hurt, you may not even know that you have a sore. The first stage lasts for 3 to 6 weeks. They are firm, fluid-filled sacs  They are larger than a pimple. They heal without treatment and the infection enters into the second stage.

Fever:

You get a low-grade fever which won’t last long. Fever may occur at any stage of this illness. There may be other reasons for your fever. So don’t panic and look for other symptoms for confirmation of this disease or contact a physician.

Skin Rashes:

In the Secondary stage which starts after 2 to 10 weeks after the appearance of first sore you Amy notice small, rough red bumps which are not itchy. When you see those rashes on your palms of hands or soles of your feet or anywhere else on your body. It means that the bacteria is travelling through blood and affecting parts of the body other than the first site of exposures.

Sores in Mouth, Vagina or Anus:

Large raised, painless, grey or white sore appear in areas like mouth,  underarms or groin. This sight secondary stage symptom. These can be sometimes misdiagnosed with other illnesses. Therefore, when you notice these sore / chancre you better contact your physician.

Hair Loss and Weight Loss:

Usually, in secondary stag,e women find patchy bald spots on the scalp. There may be several other reasons for hair loss like hormonal changes,  medications,  medical conditions. Other symptoms are also considered along with hair loss to confirm this illness.

Other symptoms like weight loss, headache, muscle ache, sore throat, fatigue which disappear without treatment can be seen in the secondary stage.

Unclear Vision:

When syphilis untreated and reaches the tertiary stage, an infected person experiences severe neurological problems.  One of them includes Ocular Syphilis where an optic nerve in the brain is affected which leads to fuzzy vision or permanent blindness.

Neurosyphilis:

Syphilis can invade nervous system at any stage of infection and causes headache, altered behaviour, paralysis, dementia and sensory deficiency. This invasion of the nervous system is called Neurosyphilis.

Syphilis in Pregnant Women

All pregnant women must be diagnosed with syphilis at first prenatal visit. Untreated syphilis leads to infant death in 40% of cases. If the infected baby is born alive with no signs and symptoms of this disease. Baby should be treated immediately or baby will develop serious problems within few weeks.

If syphilis in babies is left untreated they become developmentally delayed, have a seizure or die. In pregnant women, only effective ( 98% successive rate ) way of treatment is penicillin therapy which cures syphilis and passing the disease to the baby.

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Reasons You Should Drink Sugarcane Juice This Summer 

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Is pneumonia contagious?

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2 years ago

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Flashing lights and the other symptoms mentioned by you indicate serious eye condition which can cause blindness and are the indicator of problem with retina. You should visit an ophthalmologist at the earliest and get your eye examined thoroughly and start the treatment.

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Flashing lights and the other symptoms mentioned by you indicate serious eye condition which can cause blindness and are the indicator of problem with retina. You should visit an ophthalmologist at the earliest and get your eye examined thoroughly and start the treatment.

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3 years ago Health , Medical

Eye surgery in India

The eyes are the complex organs in which many parts has to work together in order to produce a clear vision. The rods and cons cells help in color differentiation and perception of light. This unique organ is prone to a number of diseases as age goes. This article will help you understand a lot more about the human eye, various eye diseases, its symptoms & treatment.

Many eye diseases have no early symptoms. They may be painless and will not hinder your vision until the diseases have reached the advanced stage. The best way to protect your vision is by having eye examinations by professionals at regular intervals.

Most people will have an eye disease more than once during the lifetime. Some of it will be minor and will fade away on its own whereas some turn out to be a serious eye disorder.

Anytime you feel your vision isn’t the same as it used to be, then immediately have a consultation with your eye specialist.  The following are some of the common eye problems and see if the symptoms get worse with time.

  • Eyestrain: Anyone who reads a lot, works on a computer for hours together or drives long distances are more vulnerable to eyestrains. Just like other parts of the body, the eyes also need proper rest. When you fail in this, it causes eye strains. The best way to overcome this is to take a break from your routine work and gives your eyes the rest they need. Still, if they seem to be weary, then have an eye check-up.
  • Does your eye look bloodshot? The surface of the eyes has a lot of blood vessels which gets expanded when they are infected or irritated. This gives the eyes the red look. A late night study, lack of sleep or allergies can also cause red eyes. Sometimes red eyes may be a symptom of other diseases like conjunctivitis or sun damage. If eye drops and rest don’t clear it up, consult your doctor.
  • Night Blindness: do you find it hard to see at night? Especially while driving or at theaters? If yes, then it sounds like night blindness. It is not a disease on its own but a symptom of any other underlying problems usually nearsightedness, cataracts, or a lack of vitamin A. This is often treatable but some people are born with this disorder or it might develop a degenerative disease involving retina. In these cases, it is usually not treatable. So you will have to be extra-conscious at areas of low lights.
  • Lazy eyes: lazy eyes or amblyopia is a condition in which one eye doesn’t develop properly. Vision is weaker in that eye and tends to move slowly which the other eye stands still in place. It is usually encountered in infants, children, and adults. It rarely affects both the eyes. If it is detected at an early stage then it can treat using corrective glasses or contact lenses.
  • Strabismus or nystagmus: if your eyes aren’t lined up with each other when you look at something then you are probably suffering from a condition called cross eyes or strabismus. It won’t go on its own until you treat it with your ophthalmologist. In the case of nystagmus, you have no control over your eyes. It moves on its own all the time. Treatments like vision therapy or even surgeries can make your eyes stronger.
  • Color blindness: when the cone cells in your eyes are absent or don’t work properly then you may be colorblind. It is a condition where your eyes will not be able to distinguish between colors especially red and green. If it gets more severe then you can see only in shades of gray. Men are more likely to get affected with this than women. There is no treatment if you are born with this, but some glasses or contact lenses can help you differentiate between the colors.
  • Uveitis: uvea is the middle layer of the eye that contains most of the blood vessels. Uveitis is the name for the group of diseases which cause inflammation of the uvea. It can destroy the eye tissues and cause loss of vision. People of all age groups can be a victim of this condition. Some of the symptoms include:
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye pain
  • Eye redness
  • Light sensitivity

The treatment for this depends on the type of uveitis you are suffering.

  • Presbyopia: it is a condition where you lose the ability to view objects that are at a shorter distance and small prints. This condition arises above the age of 40 or so. Reading glasses, contact lenses, or laser eye surgery can help restore good reading vision.
  • Floaters: these are tiny spots or specks that float across your field of vision. They are normal, but sometimes they may be an underlying reason for some other serious eye problems like retinal detachments. If you see a sudden change in the number of spots or flashes or a new dark curtain in the field of peripheral vision, it is better to consult your doctor as soon as possible.
  • Dry eyes: this happens when your eyes can’t make enough good quality tears. You might have a burning sensation in your eyes or feel like something is there in your eyes. Extreme dryness can lead to loss of vision.
  • Excess tearing: this has nothing to do with your feeling. You might be more sensitive to light, wind or temperature changes. Protect your eyes with windshields or wearing sunglasses. Tearing may also be a symptom of other serious problems such as eye infection or blocked tear duct.
  • Retinal disorders: The retina is the thin lining at the back of the eyes which collects the images and sends it to the brain. Any block in the retina will affect this transfer. There are different types:
  • Macular degeneration: breakdown of small portions of the retina
  • Diabetic retinopathy: damage to blood vessels in the retina due to diabetes
  • Retinal detachment: retina detaches from the layer underneath
  • Conjunctivitis ( pinkeye): the tissue that covers the back of your eyelids and sclera gets inflamed. It causes redness, itching, burning, tearing or discharge. People of all ages are prone to this condition. Other causes may be infection or exposure to any chemicals.
  • Corneal disease: the cornea helps the eye to focus the light that comes into the eye. The cornea may be damaged due to any diseases, infection, injury or exposure to any toxins. Some of the symptoms include:
  • Redness in the eye
  • Watery eyes
  • Pain
  • Reduced vision

This condition can be treated using new eyeglasses, contact lens, prescribed eye drops or even a surgery.

  • Eyelid problems: your eyelids perform a lot of functions. They protect your eyes from dust, spread the tears evenly over the surface, and limit the amount of light that can get in. some common symptoms of eyelid problems include pain, itching, sensitivity to light and tearing. Proper cleaning, medication, and surgery are few treatment procedures.
  • Problems with contact lenses: for many people, it works really well, provided you take care of it. Follow certain guidelines to use it effectively:
  • Wash your hands before you touch it
  • Never wet them by putting them in your mouth.
  • Make sure your lenses fit properly and don’t scratch your eyes.
  • Do remove it before you go to sleep as it can cause infection.

If you still have allergy or itching contact your doctor immediately

These are some common eye infections which may lead to more serious eye disorders.

The following are some of the serious eye problems which if not treated may cause loss of vision.

CATARACT:

A cataract refers to the clouding of the eye’s natural lens which lies behind the iris and the pupil. It is the principle cause of blindness in the world and is most common in people of age 40 years and above.

There are 3 types of cataract:

  • SUBCAPSULAR CATARACT: This type of cataract occurs at the back of the eye. It is most common in people with diabetes or those taking high doses of steroid medication.
  • NUCLEAR CATARACT: This type of cataract occurs in the deep central zone of the lens. It occurs due to aging.
  • CORTICAL CATARACT: This type of cataract begins in the periphery of the lens and slowly spreads towards the center of the lens. It affects the cortex of the lens, which is the part of the lens that surrounds the central zone.

Glaucoma:

Glaucoma is a condition that affects your eye’s optic nerve and gets worse over time. It is due to the buildup of pressure inside the eye. The optic nerve transmits images to the brain. Any increase in pressure, called the intraocular pressure, will adversely affect the eye’s optic nerve. If this damage continues it can permanently cause loss of vision.

What causes glaucoma?

Glaucoma is caused as a result of high fluid pressure inside the eye. This happens when the fluid in the eye’s front surface doesn’t circulate the way it should. This fluid called aqueous humor usually flows through the eye through a mesh-like channel. When this channel is blocked the fluid gets builds up increasing the pressure within the eye, causing glaucoma.

Types of glaucoma:

  • Open-angular glaucoma
  • Angle-closure glaucoma

Who gets glaucoma?

You’re more likely to get it if you:

  • Are of African-American, Irish, Russian, Japanese, Hispanic, Inuit, or Scandinavian descent
  • Above 40 years of age
  • Have a family history of glaucoma
  • Have poor vision
  • Have diabetes
  • Take certain steroid medication
  • Have had trauma to the eye or eyes

It may also be caused by

  • An Injury to the eye
  • Blocked blood vessels
  • Inflammatory disorder of the eye

 

Top 10 eye hospitals in India:

  • P. center for ophthalmic sciences- AIIMS, New Delhi
  • Shroff eye hospital, new Delhi
  • V. Prasad eye hospital, Hyderabad
  • Sankar Netralaya, Chennai
  • Aravind eye hospital, Madurai
  • Vasan eye care, Chennai
  • National institute of ophthalmology(NIO), Pune
  • Disha eye hospital, Kolkata
  • Lotus eye hospital, Coimbatore
  • Agarwal eye hospital, Chennai

To know more about these eye care hospitals and to have appointments with the best surgeons log onto www.freedoctorhelpline.com or call us at+ 918010555444. We will help you find the right option.

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3 years ago diabetes , Health

Diabetes treatment in India

GIVE YOUR BODY A SUGAR BREAK

We all have a craze for chocolates, candies, fresh juices, & ice-creams. What do you think is the major ingredient of all these stuff? Yes, it is the sugar. Though we all love the taste of it, we hardly think of the effects that sugar has on health. Added sugar is the single worst ingredient in the modern diet. This article will help you understand the harmful effects sugar has on metabolism and the other sort of diseases it contributes to. Here are some disturbing reasons why you should avoid added sugar in your diet:

  • Added sugar contains no essential nutrients:

   It contains a whole much of calories but no essential nutrients. This is the reason it is called as “empty calories”. It gives nothing healthy or it can be considered as a toxic poison that causes a number of physical and emotional ailments. Sugar does not contain any proteins, fats, vitamins or minerals. It is just a source of energy. People consuming about 10-20% of sugar will suffer from nutrient deficiency. It can also cause tooth decay by feeding the harmful bacteria in the mouth.

  • Added sugar can overload your liver:

Before the sugar enters the bloodstream from the digestive tract, it is broken down into two forms: glucose & fructose. Glucose is present in every living cell. If the body didn’t get sufficient amounts from the diet then the body will produce glucose on its own. But, it is a different case with fructose. There is no physiological need for it and our body doesn’t produce it in significant amounts. The drawback with fructose is that is can only be metabolized in the liver. Eating a lot of fructose will cause it to turn into fat. This can lead to fatty liver disease.

  • Sugar can cause insulin resistance- stepping stone towards diabetes:

Insulin is a very important hormone which allows the glucose to enter the bloodstream. The cells then burn the glucose instead of fat. Having too much of glucose in the blood is harmful as it can result in complications of diabetes such as blindness.

  • Sugar- the cancer agent:

  Cancer is the main reason for death worldwide and is characterized by multiplication of cancerous cells. Insulin plays an important role in regulating this sort of growth. Studies show that people who eat a lot of sugar are at higher risk of getting cancer.

  • Sugar- the unique fat promoting agent:

  Different foods will have different effects on the brain. Not all the calories are created in equal amounts. More amount of fructose in the diet can lessen brain activity. It can also lower the hunger hormone ghrelin.

  • Sugar is highly addictive:

Like many abusive drugs, sugar can also turn out to be addictive. This is because it releases massive dopamine in the brain which causes addiction among a lot of people.

  • Sugar- leading contributor to obesity:

  Sugar is a leading contributor to obesity both among children and adults. It decreases satiety because of which people lose control over consumption. People who consume a lot of sugar are more likely to become overweight or obese. This is applicable to all age groups.

  • Sugar- the heart disease triggering agent:

It is not the fat it is the sugar that causes cholesterol and heart diseases among the people. However, people blamed the saturated fat for various heart diseases but the new studies show that the saturated fat is actually harmless. A large amount of fructose in the body will raise blood glucose and insulin levels which result in obesity. These are all the major factors contributing to heart diseases.

Here are few more valid reasons for one to do away with sugar cubes.

  • Sugar can impair eyesight
  • Sugar can destroy DNA structure
  • Sugar can cause hypoglycemia
  • Sugar can cause gallstones
  • Sugar can increase cholesterol and systolic blood pressure
  • Sugar can cause drowsiness & decreased activity in children
  • Sugar can change the structure of protein
  • Sugar can cause cataract
  • Sugar can cause atherosclerosis
  • Sugar lowers enzyme ability to function
  • Sugar can damage pancreas
  • Sugar can increase the risk of gastric cancer
  • Sugar can cause depression
  • Sugar can lead to formation of kidney stones
  • Sugar can lead to prostate cancer
  • Sugar can induce cell death

Consumption of sugar greater than recommended amounts can result in a number of dangerous diseases. It can increase the risk of cancer, overweight, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and liver diseases. It is something much greater than causing cavities and thus needs a closer look at it. If you would like to know more about the harmful effects of sugar on the human body in detail, you can contact our doctors on www.freedoctorhelpline.com or call us at +918010555444.

In this article, we will have a deeper look at diabetes caused by sugar and its impact on living body.

Diabetes is also referred to as diabetes mellitus which is a group of metabolic disease in which the patient has high blood sugar because either the insulin production is inadequate or the body cells do not respond properly to insulin or both. People with high blood sugar will experience frequent urination, become increasingly thirsty and hungry.

There are basically 3 types of diabetes. They are:

  • Type-1 diabetes:

It is also referred to as insulin-dependent diabetes, juvenile diabetes or early-onset diabetes. People develop this type of diabetes usually around their 40’s, early adulthood or teenage. Type-1 diabetic patients do not produce insulin. It is a very rare case. Only 10% of all the diabetic cases are type-1.

  • Type-2 diabetes:

Type-2 diabetes is a more common case. About 90% of the diabetic cases are of this type. In this type, the body does not produce enough insulin for the proper functioning or the body cells do not respond properly to the insulin. People can control the symptoms by losing weight, following a healthy diet, and monitoring blood glucose levels. Type-2 diabetes gradually gets worse and the patient will have to probably take insulin tablets at the end. People suffering from obesity and those overweight are at higher risk of suffering from type-2 diabetes. Being overweight or obese can cause changes in the body to release chemicals that can destabilize the body’s metabolism and cardiovascular systems.

  • Gestational diabetes:

This type affects the females during pregnancy. Some women have high levels of glucose in blood and the body is unable to produce sufficient insulin to transport the glucose to different parts of the body. This type of diabetes can be controlled with diet and exercise.

Treatment for diabetes:

All types of diabetes are treatable. Type-1 diabetes lasts a lifetime is there is no known cure for it. However, type-2 diabetes can be controlled with diet and exercise. Patients with type-1 diabetes are regularly given insulin injections as well as special diet and exercise. Whereas people with type-2 diabetes are treated with tablets, special diet, and exercise.

The below is the list of complications which result due to badly controlled diabetes:

  • Eye complications such as cataract, glaucoma, and others
  • Diabetic patients are more prone to skin infections and skin disorders
  • They are more susceptible to cardiovascular problems
  • It increases the risk of suffering from depression, anxiety
  • They have higher risk of developing hearing problems
  • There is a much higher prevalence of gum disease among diabetic patients
  • If blood pressure and cholesterol levels are not controlled it can increase the risk of stroke
  • It also results in erectile dysfunction problems.

Keeping the famous quote in mind “PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE” we provide you the 10 simple ways that help prevent type-2 diabetes:

  • Check your risk of diabetes once in every 6 months
  • Make efforts to manage your weight
  • Exercise regularly to reduce blood glucose levels.
  • Eat a balanced healthy diet
  • Avoid alcohol consumption
  • Quit smoking
  • Control your blood pressure
  • Reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases
  • Have regular health check-ups
  • Avoid taking junk foods as it has high salt content

To get more health tips and preventive measure about diabetes contact our doctors on Free Doctor Helpline or call us at +918010555444.

Medicines to control diabetes:

  • Short-acting insulin: Humolin & Novolin
  • Rapid-acting insulin: Novolog,flex pen,Apidra,Humalog
  • Intermediate-acting insulin: humolin N, Novolin N
  • Long-acting insulin: tresiba, Levemir, Lantus,toujeo

Home remedies for diabetes:

# HOLI BASIL LEAVES: consume 2 to 3 tulsi leaves or a tablespoon full of its juice on empty stomach to lower blood sugar.

#FLAX SEEDS: consume one tablespoon of ground flaxseed powder in the warm water early in the morning in empty stomach. Do not drink more than 2 tablespoons per day.

#CINNAMON: include about 1 gram of cinnamon in your daily diet for a month. This can help reduce blood sugar.

#GREENTEA: drink a cup of green tea early in the morning or even before your meals.

#DRUMSTICK LEAVES: take a few drumstick leaves, wash and crush them to extract juice.  Drink this juice on empty stomach every morning.

#BITTER GOURD: consume bitter gourd at least once a week in some form or the other. Try drinking bitter gourd juice on empty stomach every morning.

Below is the list of the best diabetologist in India:

  • Deepak Khandelwal
  • A G Unnikrishnan
  • Kaushik pandit
  • Anirban Biswas
  • P.Dharmarajan
  • Amitabh Khanna
  • Paritosh Roy
  • Surendra Kumar
  • Narendra. K Gupta
  • V Mohan

To get appointments with a specialist or to know more about them you can contact us on www.freedoctorhelpline.com or call us at +918010555444.

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