Chandigarh, June 20 (IANS) In a first in the world, the Department of Surgical Gastroenterology in the PGI History published a path-breaking study which has established the role of streptokinase in the management of the dreaded disease of severe acute pancreatitis.
Detailing about the study, Rajesh Gupta, Professor and Head, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, said, "Streptokinase has been used since early 1960's for dissolution of intra-vascular thrombosis in pulmonary thromboembolism, myocardial infarction and deep vein thrombosis.
"The Department of Surgical Gastroenterology in close collaboration with the Department of Medical Gastroenterology started off-label use of streptokinase in 2013.
"The idea to use streptokinase in patients of severe acute pancreatitis was conceptualised after we observed its successful use in chest collections by pulmonologists."
Gupta further elaborated, "We first conducted experimental work in 2013 to look at the effect of streptokinase on pancreatic necrosis removed at the time of surgery and results were heartening.
"This encouraged us to use streptokinase in two patients who were critical and not fit for surgery. We observed that addition of streptokinase in irrigation fluid in abdominal drain led to gradual improvement in their clinical condition and both the patients recovered without need of surgery.
"We published this work in a top journal of pancreatic disease in 2014 namely Pancreatotology."
"After this initial success, we planned the first study in 2015 and subsequently did three more studies including two M.Ch thesis in surgical gastroenterology in collaboration with medical gastroenterology and radiology. We combined data from four studies and published results in one of the top surgical journals namely Surgery," said Gupta.
Attributing the success to the commitment and perseverance of the team comprising of Surinder Rana, Mandeep Kang, Ujjwal Gorsi,A Ritambra Nada and all other senior and junior residents involved in the study, Gupta threw light on the results as he shared, "Results by our study have clearly shown that there was significant decrease in the need of surgery with use of streptokinase and there was no increase in complications with its use which was major apprehensions.A
"Ours is the first large study involving more than 100 patients where streptokinase has been proven efficacious in management of severe pancreatitis with infected necrosis. We have observed that results of streptokinase were better with higher doses."
Gupta added, "We have recently completed another study where we have compared use of streptokinase with another agent i.e. hydrogen peroxide and found encouraging results with streptokinase.
"This study is at present under consideration of another prominent journal. Now, we are planning a bigger study involving various Surgical and Medical Gastroenterology Departments in different parts of the country. This is the first time in the world that streptokinase has been found to be a useful adjunct in management of severe acute pancreatitis".
"It is important to emphasise that the Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Medical Gastroenterology are top departments in the country in management of severe pancreatitis with a lot of research happening to reduce the complications and deaths in this dreaded disease," said Gupta.
If you are someone prone to pigmentation, then you might know the struggle of getting rid of dark spots. Recurring and stubborn dark spots can take a toll on self-confidence, and get worse with time without proper treatment.
While many over-the-counter creams claim to fade away dark spots within a matter of days, there is no such magical potion to clear your skin instantly unless you eliminate the cause behind it. Pigmentation occurs due to an excess amount of melanin production in the skin cells, triggered by sun exposure, hormonal changes, poor diet, medical conditions, use of certain products, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, or environmental conditions.
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Here are seven tips to easily treat dark spots on your body for a bright and clear complexion.
Wear broad-spectrum sunscreen
UV radiation coming from the sun induces the production of melanin, which results in tanning. However, sun exposure can also exaggerate post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, resulting in the darkening of the brown spots. Therefore, make sure to add sunscreen to your skincare routine 365 days a year to prevent intensifying pigmented marks. Also, physical protection is more effective than using sunscreen, so make sure to wear a hat, scarf, or even use an umbrella when you are outdoors. Try to limit spending hours in the sun for long hours to prevent exacerbating the skin issue.
Include Antioxidants in The Diet
Consume antioxidant-rich foods such as colored fruit, vegetables, berries, dark chocolate, etc. to even out your skin complexion. Antioxidants promote collagen production, repair acne marks faster, increase cell turnover, and lead to a brighter complexion.
Drink an Adequate Amount of Water
Dark spots are sometimes caused by a lack of hydration, so consuming an adequate amount of water can do wonders for your skin. Drinking water can provide a natural barrier for skin from pollutants and heal the skin faster, resulting in a flawless complexion.
Make sure to gently exfoliate your skin at least twice a week to diminish the appearance of dark spots. Choose alpha-hydroxy acids-based exfoliators that work to improve skin by removing top layers of the skin and remove dead cells to reveal healthy and glowing skin.
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Use Turmeric on Your Dark Spots
Packed with anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial benefits, turmeric has been shown to inhibit the skin's melanin production. Topical application of turmeric on dark spots can help to lighten hyperpigmentation and prevent the occurrence of acne.
Apply Night Cream
The skin repairs and rejuvenates while you take your beauty sleep. So, make sure to apply a night cream with a high concentration of antioxidants, Vitamin E, Kojic acid, Azelaic acid, Glycolic When your body has the right vitamins in the right quantities, the health of the skin cells improves rapidly and it radiates from within. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin E are some of the best vitamins for lightening dark spots. Generally, vitamin skin treatment starts showing results but to know the right vitamins as per your skin type, take advice from a certified dermatologist.
Develop Healthy Skincare Habits
Make sure to cleanse your skin twice a day to remove dirt and dead skin layer. Get at least 6-8 hours of sleep so that your skin has ample time to heal. Quit bad habits like excessive drinking and smoking for glowing skin.
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Turmeric is known as the wonder spice because of its magical properties which benefit us in different ways. It is used as a medicinal herb from old times. Dry turmeric is rich in vitamin A, Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2), vitamin C also contains a good amount of calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, and potassium.
Recently science has started doing research with clinically proven studies, saying it contains compounds known as "curcuminoids" used as a medicinal spice to treat different associated diseases and illness.
Anil Khandelwal, Health and Wellness Expert, YOGIC SECRETS shares science-backed benefits of turmeric:
Turmeric has curcumin in it which is a natural anti-inflammatory that helps to fight against inflammation caused by any disease or illness.
Turmeric boosts the antioxidant capacity of the body as it neutralizes free radicals on its own but also stimulates your body's own antioxidant enzymes.
Curcumin in turmeric may improve cognitive function & also helps to protect brain functions by boosting the level of BDNF in the brain.
Turmeric is a wonderful magical spice for joint health as it helps to treat symptoms of joint related problems and reduce inflammation.
• To check gastric problems: helps to relieve gas formation in stomach and indigestion discomforts.
• Very powerful to treat Bronchitis: Take 1 tsp of turmeric powder with warm water 3 times a day it will make phlegm melt. To give protection against Cancer: Add 2 tsp of turmeric powder in a cup of water stir & take it regularly twice a day. It has active compounds (curcumol and curdione), which have strong cytotoxic effects against certain forms of cancer.
• To relieve pain and itching of skin: Mix turmeric powder with the lime juice and little water to make a smooth paste. Put it directly on to herpes lesions, eczema, psoriasis, pimples, and even leprosy sores.
• To relieve sprains and internal injuries: With just 1 spoonful turmeric powder in 2 cups of milk simmer it & it cool drink it daily in morning and evening for best results.
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Bird flu (Avian influenza) is a viral disease that not only affects birds such as chickens, ducks, and geese but also animals and humans when they come in direct contact with this infected poultry. When infected, humans get symptoms in around 2-8 days ranging from mild to severe.
The mild symptoms of bird flu include fever, chills, runny nose, sore throat, and headache while severe symptoms include bleeding from the gums, shortness of breath, diarrhea, blood in the stool, and sleeping difficulties.
Herbal home remedies help defeat the mild symptoms of bird flu. They also help strengthen the immune system, so that the body can fight the infection better. Take a look at a few herbal home remedies that help fight bird flu or avian influenza. Also, remember to consult a medical expert if the symptoms get severe or persist for several days.
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Curcumin, the principal curcuminoid in turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory property. It helps stimulate the immunoprotective agents and reduce the risk of avian flu inflammation. Also, the antiviral properties of turmeric may help combat avian influenza and reduce the symptoms.
What to do: Either add a pinch of turmeric in a glass of warm water and consume or add a pinch of it to honey and consume daily.
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A study has shown that ginger may have anti-avian influenza potential. The compounds such as gingerols and zingerone in ginger prevent the growth of influenza in the body as well as help boost the immunity to fight against the pathogens.
What to do: Consume ginger tea every morning. You can also add honey or lemon to the mixture and consume it for added benefits.
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Astragalus is known as an immune-enhancing herb that supports the bone marrow by increasing the production of interferon. These signaling proteins help fight pathogens and resist their entry into the body. A study shows that astragalus reduces replication of influenza and promotes an early immune response.
What to do: Astragalus roots are either boiled for tea or added to soups. Caution: astragalus should be taken only after proper consultation with a medical expert. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid its consumption.
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Ascorbic acid or vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps in eradicating various influenza viruses. Adequate consumption of vitamin C daily helps enhance immunity and fight multiple pathogens entering the body. A study says that vitamin C may help provide effective containment against avian influenza.
What to do: Boil a few dried or fresh echinacea flowers and prepare a tea. Consume it at least three a day but not on an empty stomach. It is better to consult a medical expert before its consumption.
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Echinacea is known as a blood purifier and a natural immune system booster that helps in strengthening the system against this virus. A study has shown that the ethanol extracts of the herb can be effective against avian strains of influenza.
What to do: Include vitamin C rich foods in your diets such as lemon, orange, broccoli, spinach, tomato, and other leafy greens.
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Inhaling steam helps ease the nasal congestion and loosen the mucous. This is the best way to clear the respiratory passage that gets blocked when a person is suffering from avian influenza symptoms.
What to do: Try to include cayenne pepper every day in your diet.
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Cayenne pepper helps dilate the pores of the body and allows sweating. This encourages the release of toxins which further helps fight against the bird flu virus. Cayenne pepper also strengthens the immune system and consuming the herb every day is considered the best bird flu prevention measure.
What to do: Boil water, cover the head with a towel, and inhale the steam. Repeat the process twice or thrice a day.
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Q1. Does bird flu spread by eating chicken?
A. No, bird flu is not spread by eating chicken or eggs. However, one should cook chicken up to at least 74 degree-Celcius and boil eggs until both the whites and yolk get firm.
Q2. Can bird flu be cured?
A. Mild symptoms of bird flu such as runny nose, cough, headache, sore throat can be cured by herbal or home remedies such as ginger, essential oils, or steam inhalation. Severe symptoms of avian influenza or bird flu need medicinal treatments.
Q 3. What is the fastest way to cure bird flu naturally?
A. By taking vitamin C rich foods, keeping the body hydrated, taking rest, aromatherapy, and including herbs in diets such as ginger, garlic, and cayenne pepper, one can treat bird flu symptoms in the fastest way.
उंझा की त्रिफला गुग्गुल: गुदा रोगों में उपयोगी - Unjha Triphala Guggulu in Hindi
त्रिफला गुग्गुल त्रिफला, पीपर और गुग्गुलु के साथ तैयार किया गया प्रचलित योग है. इसके सेवन से भगंदर, गुदामार्ग में सूजन, बवासीर आदि रोगों में बहुत शीघ्र लाभ होता है. भगंदर और बवासीर में कब्ज हो जाने से तकलीफ अधिक होती है लेकिन त्रिफला गुग्गुलु के सेवन से कब्ज नहीं हो पाटा बल्कि पुराना कब्ज भी दूर हो जाता है.
त्रिफला गुग्गुल के फायदे - Benefits of Triphala Guggulu in Hindi
कब्ज को समूल समाप्त करता है
शरीर के विषाक्त तत्वों को बाहर निकाल कर रक्त को शुद्ध करता है
शरीर के मेटाबोलिज्म को ठीक करता है जिससे कि संबंधित विकार जैसे मोटापा व मधुमेह जैसे रोग नहीं होता
कोलेस्ट्राल और शारीर में अतिरिक्त चर्बी के जमाव को कम करता है
आँतों की चाल को बढ़ाता है जिसे पाचन ठीक होता है और कब्ज से छुटकारा मिलता है
( यह भी पढ़े ► महायोगराज गुग्गुलु: वातविकारों में उपयोगी )
त्रिफला गुग्गुल - बीमारियों में लाभदायक
भगंदर (fistula in ano)
मलबंध (chronic constipation)
रक्तविकार जैसे कील मुंहासे (blood impurities like acne and pimple)
मेद रोग (obesity and hypercholesterolemia)
त्रिफला गुग्गुल की खुराक
रोग के अनुसार एक से दो टेबलेट सुबह-शाम या चिकित्सकीय परामर्श के अनुसार दवा लें.
खट्टा, वासी भोजन, अचार, निम्बू, टमाटर, बैगन, अरबी, मटर, चना, चावल इत्यादि का परित्याग करना चाहिए.
दूध, सब्जियां, फलियाँ, सलाद, कम नमक, गरम दूध, घी (कोलेस्ट्रौल अधिक हो तो परहेज करे)
त्रिफला गुग्गुल की पैकिंग - 30, 60, 200, 1000 टेबलेट
उंझा की त्रिफला गुग्गुल की ऑनलाइन खरीददारी
( जानकारी का स्रोत - उंझा )
यह भी पढ़े ⇒ उंझा की सिंहनाद गुग्गुल
समस्त वातविकारों में उपयोगी, उंझा की महायोगराज गुग्गुलु - Unjha Mahayograj Guggulu in Hindi
महायोगराज गुग्गुलु बंग, भष्म, रौप्य, नाग भस्म, लौह भस्म. अभ्रक भस्म, मंडूर भस्म, रससिंदूर के साथ तैयार की गयी वात रोगों की सबसे प्रसिद्ध औषधि है. इसका प्रयोग समस्त वात विकारों, वातरक्त, मेद वृद्धि इत्यादि रोगों में किया जाता है. यह दीपन, पाचन, आम दोषनाशक एवं समस्त धातुओं का पोषण प्रदान करता है.
महायोगराज गुग्गुलु के फायदे - Benefits of Mahayograj Guggulu
रसायन गुण होने के कारण शरीर को उर्जावान बनाए रखता है
सभी के दर्द जैसे जोड़ों का दर्द, मांसपेशियों का दर्द, जकड़न, कमर दर्द को दूर करता है
समस्त प्रकार के वात रोगों का शमन करता है
सभी प्रकार के त्वचा सम्बन्धी रोगों में उपयोगी है
रक्त भार बढाने में उपयोगी है
रक्त भार बढाने में उपयोगी है
(यह भी पढ़े ► उंझा की सिंहनाद गुग्गुल : आमवात में लाभकारी)
महायोगराज गुग्गुलु - बीमारियों में लाभदायक
श्वास - कास
पाचन सम्बन्धी विकार
महायोगराज गुग्गुलु की खुराक
एक से दो टेबलेट सुबह-शाम आवश्यक अनुपात के साथ इसका सेवन करना चाहिए. अलग - अलग बीमारियों में दवा की खुराक भी अलग - अलग हो सकती है. इसलिए चिकित्सकीय परामर्श के अनुसार ही दवा लेना उचित होगा.
खट्टा, वासी भोजन, अचार, निम्बू, टमाटर, बैगन, अरबी, मात्र, चना, चावल इत्यादि का परित्याग करना चाहिए.
दूध, सब्जियां, फलियाँ, सलाद, कम नमक, गरम दूध, घी (कोलेस्ट्रौल अधिक हो तो परहेज करे)
महायोगराज गुग्गुलु की पैकिंग - 30, 60, 200, 1000 टेबलेट
उंझा की महायोगराज गुग्गुलु की ऑनलाइन खरीददारी
( जानकारी का स्रोत - उंझा बुकलेट )
यह भी पढ़े ► कामेश्वर मोदक : यौन विकारों (सेक्सुअल डिसॉर्डर) की अचूक औषधि