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                   Things to be done for maintaining a balanced healthy and fit lifestyle

 

Things to be done for maintaining a balanced healthy and fit lifestyle

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Mostly, Health can be measured on the basis of three major boundaries: Physical, Psychological and Nutritional. Physical health means the physical appearance of a person which plays an important role in the anybody’s health; Nutritional health means the presence of important nutrients in the body to fight diseases with immunity. Psychological health means the capability in a person to sustain patience, calm and composure in all situations of life.

Health experts consider some other mental, cancer, diabetes & physical health issues such as depression, tired attitude, etc to deficiencies in fitness and well-being of a person. An unhealthy and unfit lifestyle of a person also results in early death. Weight & lack of physical health in the new generation set the phase for heart disease, diabetes and several other serious health problems.

Some of the significant activities which help us maintain fit and healthy lifestyle are walking, running, cycling, playing, swimming, gardening, skipping, weight-lifting and Yoga. A person who is fit both physically and mentally is strong sufficient to face the ups and downs of life and is not affected by severe changes in the conditions.

One must also spend time outdoors, gasping fresh air & take participation in healthy activities. Staying active makes you stay energetic.

Out of the numerous modules that touch one’s health, the following are the seven important physical components to ensure the overall good health, fitness and mental well-being:

  1. Cardiovascular/Aerobic Conditioning
  2. Strength Training and Muscular Development
  3. Stretching – Muscles, Ligaments, and Tendons
  4. Core Stability – Both physical and mental
  5. Nutrition and Supplementation – Balanced Diet
  6. Mental Rest and Relaxation – Balanced lifestyle
  7. Sleep – Regular

Just a few simple ways to stay healthy and fit are eating healthy and nutrients rich food, exercising, taking sufficient sleep, avoiding consumption of harmful substances. These are directly connected to our mental, physical and emotional health. Fitness and mental happiness are essential parts of a healthy life. The benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle are indisputable by all means.

Whether you agree to increase your activity levels to some extent or develop and join in a thorough fitness plan, it will pay you off in the long run. Exercise is good for your health of several organs of your body and makes you feel stronger. Nutrition and fitness are important for a healthy living. Not only we look & feel good, but by eating the right nutritional food and doing the right quantity of exercise, we could also lower the chances of getting some lovely serious life-threatening diseases.

Things to be done:

  1. Drink plenty water – Keeping body hydrated
  2. Maintain sanitation – Washing hands before and after meals
  3. Regular exercise – Cycling, walking & swimming before and after meals
  4. Intake of nutrients – Rich with Vitamins & Minerals
  5. Regular, sound sleep – Take min 8 hours of sleep

 

Now a Days Youngsters also has to take care of their health & fitness. Health & Fitness directly affect their work efficiency & production. A good health & fitness increase their productivity & their work performance & also in learning new things & skill in the world of quick development.

   Things to be done for maintaining a balanced healthy and fit lifestyle

   Things to be done for maintaining a balanced healthy and fit lifestyle


 

Generic Medicines

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Generic Medicines

Healthcare Budget Is One Subject Which Touches Our Lives Today Like Never Before. Medicines Share Almost 67% Of the Healthcare Budget in India Rest Being Taken Up by Consultation, Surgery, Diagnostic Tests Etc. When It Comes to Medicines, The Prices of Most of Essential Medicines Are Usually Found Out of Reach of Common Man. A Lot Is Heard About Generic Medicine and Their Prices Being Very Less Than the Branded Medicines. But What Are Generic Medicines? How to Find Them? Where to Find Them? And Are They of Equal Quality Compared to Commonly Available Branded Medicines?

A Common Man Seldom Gets Clarity on The Above Subject and Thus Usually Ends Up Buying 200% To 1000% Higher Priced Branded Medicines!!!!

 

Let’s First Understand What Is A Generic Medicine?

Whenever A Company Puts in A Lot of Efforts to Bring Out New Medicine, It Spends A Lot in Terms of Time and Money So It Is Rewarded with Exclusive Marketing Period to Recover the Cost of Research and Make Reasonable Profit. During This Period (Patent Period) No One Else Is Allowed to Manufacture or Market the Same Medicine. Once the Patent Period Expires, Any Company Is Authorized to Manufacture and Market the Same Medicine (Under Its Own Brand Name or Without Brand Name as Per Wish of Company) Which Is Called as The Generic Version.

 

Generic Medicines

 

E.g. Ciprofloxacin (Antibiotic) Was Research Product of Bayer Which Was Marketed by Company Under Brand Name Baycip In India. All Other Companies (Whether Top Most Company or Small or Medium Enterprise Company) Which Are Manufacturing and Marketing Ciprofloxacin (Whether Under Brand Name Like Ciplox, Cifran Etc Or Without Brand Name) Are Actually Marketing the Generic Version of The Product Only.

Surprised? But It Is True. Most of The Medicines You See on Chemist Shelves in India And Being Recommended by Doctors Are Actually the Generic Medicines Only (But Being Sold Under Fancy Brand Names).

What Comes to Our Mind in Wake of Above Information Is Then What Difference Does It Make Whether the Medicines Is Branded or Generic?

Actually, In Ideal Situation, Once Any Medicine Moves Out of Patent Period and Enters Generic Phase, Its Selling Price Should Come Down and Patients Should Be Able to Afford Them More Conveniently. Sadly, It Is Not Happening in India Due To

1 Poorly Conceived Government Policies

2 Strong Nexuses Between Pharmaceutical Companies, Medical Fraternity and Trader Associations Who Earn Huge Profits on Sale of Generic Versions.

Even When A Medicine Comes Out of Patent Period and Becomes Generic. Most Companies Keep on Marketing It with MRP Equivalent to Patent Medicine. With Huge Profit Margins Either Shared by Medical Fraternity (If Its Being Sold Under A Brand Name) Or with Trader Fraternity (If Its Sold Under Banded Generic Version)

In Either Case High MRP Excludes End Patients for Any Benefits. Although Many Retail Stores Do Offer Discount on The Generic Medicines but The Equation Remains Highly Balanced Against the Consumers Only.

So How Can A Patient Take Benefit of Generic Medicines? There Are Now A Lot of Data Available on Internet and A Lot of Sites Also Share Information Where the Details of Generic Product of Your Recommended Brand Are Available. One Can Always Search for Generic Version of The Recommended Product and Ask for The Same from The Pharmacy. Other Option Is One Can Always Ask His Physician Also to Recommend the Medicine as Per the Generic Salt Name (Wherever Possible) And Take Help of Pharmacist to Buy the Same at Better Discount. Government Has Recently Also Come Out with Strict Directive That All Retail Outlets Must Keep Generic Medicine Stock and Must Be Dispensed to Patients Who Are Asking for It.

 

 

 

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When Your Stomach Feels very Sick

When Your Stomach Feels very Sick

 

Your stomach lining has an important job. It makes acid and enzymes that help break down food so you can extract the nutrients you need. The lining also protects itself from acid damage by secreting mucus. But sometimes the lining gets inflamed and starts making less acid, enzymes and mucus. This type of inflammation is called gastritis, and it can cause long-term problems.

Some people think they have gastritis when they have pain or an uncomfortable feeling in their upper stomach. But many other conditions can cause these symptoms. Gastritis can sometimes lead to pain, nausea and vomiting. But it often has no symptoms at all. If left untreated, though, some types of gastritis can lead to ulcers (sores in the stomach lining) or even stomach cancer.

People used to think gastritis and ulcers are caused by stress and spicy foods. But research studies show that bacteria called Helicobacter pylori are often to blame. Usually, this bacteria causes no symptoms. It is a common type of bacteria that can cause gastric problems by damaging the lining of your stomach. You can get H. pylori from person-to-person contact, or through contaminated water or food. It can be diagnosed by performing a special breath test to detect H. Pylori or examine a bacteria sample from your stomach or esophagus.

Another type of gastritis, called erosive gastritis, wears away the stomach lining. The most common cause of erosive gastritis is long-term use of medications called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. These include aspirin and ibuprofen. When one stops taking the drugs, the condition usually goes away. Doctors might also recommend reducing the dose or switching to another class of pain medication.

When Your Stomach Feels very Sick

Although spicy food and caffeine do not cause gastritis, you may notice that it triggers or makes symptoms worse. Spicy foods and caffeine can irritate the lining of the stomach, which is already inflamed if you have gastritis. Any additional irritation can make symptoms more prominent. It’s common to avoid spicy foods and caffeine if you have gastrointestinal issues such as gastritis. You may need to limit or avoid foods with chili powder, black and red pepper, garlic powder, hot peppers and other strong spices, as well as caffeinated beverages.

High-fat foods and foods that contain chocolate may also irritate your stomach. You may want to limit or avoid whole milk and chocolate milk, hot cocoa, high-fat meats such as sausages and spicy cheese such as pepper jack. Alcohol, orange and citrus juices, black and green tea with or without caffeine may also irritate your stomach.

DR BEST provides a complete range of PPI’s and anti-gastric medicines such as DRPAN with Pantoprazole. It is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by decreasing the amount of acid produced by the stomach. EZIMOZ D is a drug combination of Omeprazole and Domperidone. It is a Proton pump inhibitor, used to treat conditions like gastric or duodenal ulcers, erosive esophagitis, GERD and ulcers caused by H. pylori bacteria. DRRAB LSR is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome, GERD, gastric acidity, indigestion.

 

                  When Your Stomach Feels very Sick

When Your Stomach Feels very Sick

There is high probability that you may have a weak immune system.
The immune system is the most important system of the body when it comes to prevent diseases. We are all born with different levels of immune systems. Some have a stronger immune system than others.
But as life has become fast and ambitious with common day to day activities such as continuous use of mobiles, long hours at computers/television, unhealthy eating along with late night sleeping habits leading to serious health hazards:

  • Headaches, pounding chest pains, uneasiness and an overall tense feeling are hallmarks of stress. These factors all combine to cause the immune system to have to work harder to defend the body against threats to health, at times suppressing the immune system to such a point that it is severely compromised.
  • Fatty junk foods particularly polyunsaturated fats, tend to suppress the immune system, also consumption of too much sugar, which can inhibit phagocytosis, the process by which white blood cells work to destroy viruses and bacteria.
    The most affected tissues and organs in the body that bear the brunt of the weak immune system include the gastrointestinal system, the brain and finally the liver. This further poses threat to our circulatory system, respiratory system and even skeletal structure causing chronic inflammation which floods our body with free radicals. Harming our cells and further crippling our immune system.

DR BEST provides daily health assurance in less than Rs 6 per day, with the advantage of boon for great health by enhancing many aspects of immune responses through the supplementation of multiminerals, multivitamins and Ginseng using DrBoon Capsules.

India is in alarming situation with nearly two million heart attacks a year with majority of victims being youngsters thus making us the victims 10 years ahead as compared to other countries of the West.

Apart from diabetes, high blood pressure is also responsible for increased number in heart disease cases. Heart disease is more prevalent in the younger generation with a significant risk in both males and females owing to their sedentary lifestyles. Physical inactivity doubles the risk of cardiovascular diseases along with increase in the risk of high blood pressure, imbalance in lipid levels and anxiety, which individually contributes to heart disease.

Though genetic factors can increase the risk of developing heart disease, unhealthy lifestyle choices also play a big role.
Some unhealthy lifestyle choices that can contribute to heart disorders include:

  • Not getting enough physical exercise
  • Eating an unhealthy diet that is high in fat proteins, trans fats, sugary foods and sodium
    Smoking
  • Excessive Drinking
  • Staying in a high-stress environment
  • Not managing your diabetes

    Strokes and Heart attacks are potentially preventable by maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle.
    The following strategies can help prevent heart disease:

  • Exercise regularly
  • Maintain a healthy diet and weight
  • Reduce stress in life
  • Stop smoking
  • Drink in moderation
  • Get annual physicals from your doctor to detect abnormalities and assess risk factors

DR BEST enhances the quality of life by reducing symptoms and improving exercise capacity with its diverse cardiovascular range by targeting various causes of heart disorders in the most economical way.

As computers have become part of our everyday life, more and more people are experiencing a variety of ocular symptoms related to computer use. These include eyestrain, tired eyes, irritation, redness, blurred vision, and double vision, collectively referred to as computer vision syndrome.

Self Care
Take the following steps to reduce symptoms of dry eyes:

  • Rest your eyes
    Regularly look away from your computer screen and focus on distant objects. Looking far away relaxes the focusing muscle inside the eye, which in turn reduces eye fatigue.
  • Use adequate lighting
    Eye strain is often caused by excessive sunlight coming in through the window or by bright room lighting.
  • Reduce glare
    Glare reflected from light-coloured painted walls and shiny surfaces, as well as reflections on your computer screen, can cause eye strain.
  • Upgrade your display
    Changing from an old-style cathode ray tube (or CRT) monitor to a modern LCD screen can help avoid eye strain.
  • Adjust your monitor’s settings
    Adjusting your computer’s display settings can help reduce eye strain and fatigue.
  • Alternatives
    Lubricating eye drops and special computer glasses help relieve ocular surface-related symptoms

    DR BEST provides cGMP certified ocular health care solution- EZIMED Drops to get rid from dry eyes at an amazing price.

animea

According to the recent standard laid down by ‘WHO’, anemia is present when the Hemoglobin (Hb) concentration in the peripheral blood is 10 gm/dl or less.

Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) continues to be major public health problem in India. It is estimated that about 20% of maternal deaths are directly related to anemia and another 50% of maternal deaths are associated with it.

When anemia becomes severe in pregnancy, there could be a reduced amount of amniotic fluid around baby. There is also an increased chance of miscarriage, the baby being delivered too early or having a low birth weight. Babies born from anemic mothers may also be anemic.

If a woman is anemic throughout pregnancy and loses a lot of blood during the birth, she may need to have a blood transfusion around the time of the birth.

Causes of Anemia during pregnancy

One of the main causes for anemia during pregnancy has to do with increased blood volume, when we may have 25-40% more fluid running through our veins. Your body is rushing blood to the baby to provide necessary nutrients. This process requires more red blood cells and more nutrients, namely iron, to support their development.

Another reason for anemia during pregnancy relates to bodily fluids, which also increase significantly and further dilutes red blood cell count.

How balanced diet helps?

Diet plays a crucial role in maintaining iron, folate, and B12 levels, all of which are necessary for preventing and reversing anemia. Eating plenty of citrus fruit, and avoiding tea and coffee with or soon after meals, may help you absorb the iron in your food, and may help prevent anemia.

Daily oral iron and folic acid supplementation with 30 mg to 60 mg of elemental iron and 400 μg folic acid is recommended for pregnant women to prevent maternal anemia and its related complications like low birth weight and preterm birth.

DR BEST protects those precious moments during pregnancy with EZIRED Tablets at an affordable price.

One in ten adults in India suffer from hypothyroidism

A recent survey conducted by Indian Thyroid Society depicts awareness for the disease ranked ninth as compared to other common ailments such as asthma, cholesterol problem, depression, diabetes, insomnia and heart problem.

When thyroid hormone levels are too low, the body’s cells can’t get enough thyroid hormone and the body’s functions start slowing down. As the body’s functioning gets slowed down, variety of symptoms are observed:

  • Fatigue

  • Numbness and tingling in hands

  • Constipation

  • Weight gain

  • Intolerance to cold

  • Dry, coarse skin and hair

  • Frequent, heavy menstrual periods

  • Forgetfulness

But as the symptoms are so variable and non-specific, the only way to know for sure whether you have hypothyroidism is by having a blood test called the TSH test which can identify thyroid disorders.

NORMAL AND ABNORMAL TSH LEVELS (mU/L) TSH LEVELS MEASURED THROUGH BLOOD TESTS:

0.00.4 hyperthyroidism or suppressed TSH

0.4 – 4.0 normal range of TSH

4.0 – 10.0 subclinical (mild) hypothyroidism

10.00 + hypothyroidism

If left untreated, hypothyroidism can cause increase in cholesterol levels, an increase in blood pressure, cardiovascular complications, gastrointestinal disorders, decreased fertility and depression along with feeling of fatigue and weakness.

Hypothyroidism cannot be prevented. Thus, there is a significant need to reach out and make people aware of the causes, symptoms, treatment and importance of testing for thyroid problems so that the condition can be treated in a timely manner.

At DR BEST, we try to improve the thyroid hormone levels by producing most economical patient friendly brand- EZITHYX-25/50/100 Tablets and help you to get freedom from hypothyroidism.

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally in all parts of the body. Our body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if the levels are too much in the blood, it can combine with other substances in the blood and stick to the walls of your arteries. High levels of cholesterol in the blood can increase the risk of heart disease.

A healthy diet rich in vegetables and fruits, whole-grain, high-fiber foods, and fish with small amount of saturated and trans fats can help lowering LDL- cholesterol (bad cholesterol) concentration by about 5-10%

If the diet you follow gives high cholesterol, some super foods can lower it too…

  • Soya Foods

Being naturally low in saturated fat, soya foods help lower cholesterol.

  • Nuts

All nuts are rich in vegetable protein, fibre, heart healthy unsaturated fats, vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, natural plant sterols and a host of beneficial plant nutrients.

  • Oats and Barley

Both oats and barley are rich in a form of soluble fibre called beta glucan. Once eaten beta glucan forms a gel which helps bind cholesterol in the intestines and prevent it from being absorbed.

  • Flaxseeds

The soluble fiber content helps trap fat and cholesterol in the digestive system so that it is unable to be absorbed.

  • Fruits and vegetables

Fruit and vegetables are valuable source of cholesterol lowering soluble fibre e.g. beans, peas sweet potato, ladies finger, broccoli, apples, strawberry

  • Fatty fish

Helps lower LDL by providing LDL- lowering omega-3 fats

  • Green Tea

Not only is it a rich source of cancer-fighting antioxidants, it’s also supportive for heart health since it prevents LDL cholesterol levels from rising.

When the body senses foreign invaders, a specific cascade of events is set off in which the body produces certain kinds of agents to protect from the foreign invaders causing short term pain and inflammation. This normal type of pain and inflammation is a good thing. It helps the body protect and heal itself. However, when the immune system shifts out of balance, inflammation can go beyond certain limits causing a chronic, smoldering pain inside body that contributes to diseases.
The causes of this type of inflammation are all around you. The sugar you eat, high doses of the wrong oils and fats in your diet, hidden food allergens, lack of exercise, chronic stress, and hidden infections all trigger a raging, unseen inflammation deep in the cells and tissues thus intensifying different kinds of pain. And this inflammation leads various major chronic diseases like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica, back pain disorders, pains due to severe injuries.
Careful attention to pain and inflammation management is a critical component of the recovery. Chronic pain can lead to major problems in everyday life and in maintaining an active rehabilitation program, which in turn can makes the pain worse. Patient surveys also show that people with chronic pain care about more than just experiencing less pain. They care about enjoying life more, having a strong sense of emotional well-being, increasing their physical activity, improving sleep and reducing fatigue, and participating in social and recreational activities. These goals need to be balanced against the downsides of pain treatment.

To give an end to pain and inflammation, DR BEST introduces quick relief with DRQVIK GEL which has shown greater effectiveness in reducing pain and inflammation, thus improving quality of life of patients.

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