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.
DR BEST Pharmaceuticals provide Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol form) as an expert to manage overall health through DR CHOL D3 Sachet.
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.
The quote, “Health is wealth” is very true as without health, one cannot do anything successfully. We take care of our health by consuming food in the form of various diets. Despite of having “balanced diet”, we still lack in many nutrients. Thus, it is important to consume them through various supplements.
Among these nutrients, vitamins and minerals play a major role. Vitamins are the organic compounds that our body needs for normal activity and performance. They are obtained from eating a well-balanced diet that includes various foods derived from plants and animals. They perform many functions in the human body like growth and development, as antioxidants and in overcoming various deficiencies in the body. Vitamins can be fat soluble (A, D, E & K) and water soluble (B and C). Most vitamins are not stored in the body; thus it is essential to consume the adequate amount of vitamins through our diets.
Minerals are chemical elements that enable the body to perform essential functions. They help in regulating the cell functions and are the building blocks for our cells and organs. Like vitamins, minerals can be obtained through a balanced diet, but individuals with certain disorders may be prone to deficiencies. Hence, poor diets and mal-absorption disorders may lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies, which further may lead to poor immunity and unwanted health conditions.
Apart from vitamins and minerals, there is one another herbal supplement “ginseng” that has a wide variety of health benefits. Ginseng has been known to act as an immunity enhancer and stress reliever. It is also useful in improving mood, endurance as well as shows benefits in cancer, heart disease, fatigue, erectile dysfunction, hepatitis C, high blood pressure, menopausal symptoms, and other conditions.
Thus, we can overcome the various diseased conditions and poor immunity by consuming supplements with vitamins, minerals and other useful herbs like ginseng. DR BEST is proving you with Dr Boon as a “boon for your health” with a great combination of Multivitamins, Multiminerals and Ginseng.
In the recent months, Chikungunya and Dengue have been creating mess in the certain parts of the country. As per the World Health Organization, “in the recent years, globalization of travel and trade, unplanned urbanization and environmental challenges including climate change has had a significant impact on transmission of vector-borne disease.”
The number of deaths from these two vector-borne diseases has been rising every day. Both of these viral infections are caused by Aedes mosquito and involves almost similar symptoms. Both diseases can also present as co-infection, that is both Dengue and Chikungunya may occur at the same time. However, it is important to identify the exact diseases as Dengue might require medical intervention. In Chikungunya, the viral incubation period is 3–7 days (range: 2–12 days) and for Dengue virus, it is 4–7 days (range: 3–14 days). Chikungunya and Dengue are both acute febrile illnesses presented by fever, lethargy and myalgia. Symptoms may also involve maculopapular rash, nausea, vomiting, and headache. Distinguishing features of Chikungunya are potentially debilitating bilateral polyarthralgia and, in some cases, arthritis. Common symptoms of Dengue include severe sweating, joint pain, appetite loss, skin rashes, swelling on hands and soles of feet, joints pain, nausea and vomiting. Dengue can be life threatening due to situation called as Dengue hemorrhagic fever.
Currently, there is no specific treatment available for Dengue and Chikungunya. Rehydration should be taken care in all cases of fever. Patients with severe Dengue should be treated with parenteral rehydration and platelet transfusion. Currently there are no vaccines available for Dengue or Chikungunya. There are a number of vaccines in clinical trials and we can expect vaccines for Dengue and Chikungunya in the near future.
As Dengue fever is caused by a virus, there is no specific medicine or antibiotic to treat it. Here DR BEST’s Eziplus helps the patients to get relief from its signs and symptoms. We wish all of you to be safe and protected from mosquitoes and get great health.
Usually, a change in the lifestyle is recommended to a patient with diabetes. People consume more such diets which contains high amount of sugar like coke, cakes, chocolates, canned food etc. Canned food contains artificial sweeteners or HFCS (High fructose corn syrup) which increases the cravings for sugar. As a result, we eat more sweet products ultimately leading to diabetes.
Diabetes is a condition in which the body fails to utilize the ingested glucose properly. Insulin is a hormone that is produced by the pancreatic gland in the abdomen. It controls the use of glucose within the body. When the insulin levels decreases in the body, it causes diabetes. Diabetes can strike anyone, from any walk of life. Diabetes can affect people by two ways. Type 1 diabetes usually develops in children and teenagers. With type 1 diabetes, the body’s immune system attacks part of its own pancreas. The most common form of diabetes is Type 2. It is also known as “adult onset” diabetes, as it develops after age of 35. However, due to changes in lifestyle, a growing number of younger people are also under type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes results in increased thirst, increased hunger and increased frequency of urination. People also feel tired, loss of weight and muscles have also been noticed. If left untreated, it can also affect the other parts of body like eyes, kidneys, heart etc.
DR BEST provides many medications which can be used for treating or controlling diabetes like metformin, glimepiride, pioglitazone, voglibose etc. with the doctor’s prescription. Insulin therapy is recommended when non-insulin medications unable to exert positive effects on the body.
Today’s lifestyle has become modern in all aspects of living and the major change has occurred in our eating habits. We are going more towards fast food and canned diets and are not keeping check on the good and bad type and quantity of nutrients, which we are actually getting from them.
Cholesterol is a fat-like steroid found in all body cells, as it is needed for the cellular functions. Our body cells need cholesterol to function, and they get cholesterol delivered to them via the bloodstream. The body organ that is mostly involved in the synthesis of cholesterol is liver. About 75% of the cholesterol is produced by our liver, and we get the other 25% from the food we eat. The ‘bad’ type of cholesterol is called as low density lipoproteins (LDL) cholesterol and the ‘good’ type is known as high density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol. The high levels of LDL cholesterol is the major risk for causing cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke. HDL scavenges LDL cholesterol and takes it back to the liver where is broken down and recycled when it is again required. HDL also scrubs the blood vessel walls, so as to prevent plaque formation. Hence, it is LDL, which is the main culprit.
There are many medications available for managing the cholesterol levels and the main focus are ‘statins’. In low-risk populations, over 600 people need to take a statin to save one from a heart attack. In high-risk populations, over 60 people need to take one.
DR BEST has been a part of providing quality Statins to the mankind at very affordable prices. Our Motto is to ‘Save Money…..Save Heart.’
In today’s world, some companies make poor quality medicines just to save money. In the long run, it is more expensive finding mistakes after they have been made than preventing them in the first place. Here GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) is designed to ensure that mistakes do not occur. It is a system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards. It is designed to minimize the risks involved in any pharmaceutical production that cannot be eliminated through testing the final product.
The main risks are: contamination of products unexpectedly, incorrect labels on containers, overdose or under dose of some active ingredients, resulting in ineffective treatment or adverse effects on health. GMP covers all aspects of production; from the starting materials, premises and equipment to the training and personal hygiene of staff. WHO has established detailed guidelines for good manufacturing practice. Many countries have formulated their own requirements for GMP based on WHO GMP. Others have harmonized their requirements, for example in the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), in the European Union and through the Pharmaceutical Inspection Convention.
At DR BEST, we are following WHO-GMP guidelines to maintain the quality of drugs because making and distributing poor quality medicines leads to loss of credibility for everyone, both public and private health care and the manufacturer as well. On the other side implementation of GMP is an investment in good quality medicines. This will improve the health of the individual patient and the community, as well as benefiting the pharmaceutical industry and health professionals.
The human population is suffering with various diseases. The reason behind many of them is oxidative stress which is caused by free radicals. Free radicals are the byproducts of metabolism and our environment. Internal factors like inflammation and external factors like pollution, UV exposure and smoking can increase free radical production. These may lead to heart disease, cancer, arthritis, stroke, respiratory diseases, immune deficiency, Parkinson’s disease and other inflammatory conditions.
The solution to these disease causing entities is- ‘Antioxidants’. The antioxidants are natural molecules present in various foods that help neutralizing free radicals generated in our bodies. These are found in various foods and the best source are plants. The ‘classic’ antioxidants involve vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium and the others include carotenoids, such as beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein and Astaxanthin. Another subgroup comprises of flavonoids found in most fruits. The antioxidants derived from animals include omega-3-fatty acids. Antioxidants are essential for good health and longevity, and getting enough of them is about eating a nutritious and varied diet and adopting a healthy lifestyle. Sometimes, our bodies are unable to cope up with the deficiencies, even after consuming these antioxidants in natural form. Hence, the physicians prescribe them in the form of ‘supplements’. Thus, by improving our diets by consuming more antioxidant-rich foods will do wonders to the overall health.
Thus, antioxidants in daily diet could be the best medicine that can help you fit in the oldest cliche,‘‘prevention is better than cure‘‘