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.
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.
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
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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:
Numbness and tingling in hands
Intolerance to cold
Dry, coarse skin and hair
Frequent, heavy menstrual periods
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:
0.0– 0.4 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.
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.
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.
Vitamin D insufficiency affects almost 50% of the population worldwide. An estimated 1 billion people worldwide, across all ethnicities and age groups, have a vitamin D deficiency (VDD). This pandemic of hypovitaminosis D can mainly be attributed to lifestyle and environmental factors that reduce exposure to sunlight, which is required for vitamin D production in the skin. The high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency is a particularly important public health issue because hypovitaminosis D is an independent risk factor for total mortality in the general population. The two main ways to get vitamin D are by exposing skin to sunlight and by taking vitamin D supplements. You cannot get the right amount of vitamin D your body needs from food only.
Emerging research supports the possible role of vitamin D in maintaining the health of bones and teeth. It also supports the health of the immune system, brain and nervous system. It is responsible for regulating the insulin levels and aids in diabetes management. Vitamin D also supports lung functions, cardiovascular health and influences expression of genes involved in cancer development.
Endocrine Society of Clinical Practice (ESCP) suggests that the maintenance tolerable upper limits (UL) of vitamin D, which is not to be exceeded without medical supervision, should be 1000 IU/d for infants up to 6 months, 1500 IU/d for infants from 6 months to 1 year, at least 2500 IU/d for children aged 1–3 years, 3000 IU/d for children aged 4–8 years, and 4000 IU/d for everyone over 8 years. Higher levels of 2000 IU/d for children 0–1 year, 4000 IU/d for children 1–18 years, and 10000 IU/d for children and adults 19 years and older may be needed to correct VDD.
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Diabetes is a huge and growing burden. Approximately 415 million adults were living with diabetes in 2015 and this number is expected to increase to around 642 million or one in ten adults by 2040.
With the purpose to control Diabetes worldwide, World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated annually on November 14. Led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225.
The World Diabetes Day campaign aims to:
Be the platform to promote IDF advocacy efforts throughout the year. Be the global driver to promote the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to confront diabetes as a critical global health issue
The campaign is represented by a blue circle logo that was adopted in 2007 after the passage of the UN Resolution on diabetes. The blue circle is the global symbol for diabetes awareness. It signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes epidemic.
The theme of World Diabetes Day (WDD) 2016 will be ‘Eyes on diabetes’.
The key messages guiding the campaign are:
Screening for type 2 diabetes is important to modify its course and reduce the risk of complications.
Screening for diabetes complications is an essential part of managing all types of diabetes.
So as we know 12% of total global expenditure on health is currently spent on adults with diabetes,
we at DR BEST promises to help people for beating diabetes by providing them best quality medicines at most affordable prices.