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According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), 1 in 3 women suffers from diabetes, many of which are not even available for proper healthcare and are not aware of the disease. Diabetes during pregnancy or uncontrolled diabetes during pregnancy is the biggest problem. Diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death of women worldwide, and it causes around 1.6 million deaths every year.

Psychological effects on women

Diabetes can also affect a woman’s sex life as a result of her psychological effects. If not controlled timely, high blood sugar can damage the nerves and blood vessels in the body. It can also block blood flow to the genitals. Therefore, a women’s emotional response to diabetes can impair her sexual desire and can cause many problems:

  • Fear and depression after suffering from diabetes
  • The stress of disease and regarding its treatment
  • Fear of rejection from your spouse
  • Self-harm thoughts that can even lead to depression

Fertility hormones have an effect on the blood sugar level in women who are at the age of childbearing. Blood sugar levels are affected and fluctuations occur when hormonal levels are at peak during menstruation.

The effect is often negligible, but in some women, changes in diet and decreased physical activity can sometimes affect blood sugar levels especially during menstruation.

Diabetes and pregnancy

Some women develop diabetes for the first time after becoming pregnant. This is called gestational diabetes (Jess-ty-shan-ul). Other women might also develop diabetes before they become pregnant. Use the below-mentioned tips which can help you guide towards maintaining diabetes during pregnancy.

What can women with diabetes do?

The first step is to see a doctor. Diabetes can also affect a woman’s sex life apart from other factors, like menopause, drugs and relationship problems. All such hormonal changes can lead to sexual problems. Others may highlight certain conditions that require full physical attention.

Controlling blood sugar levels is essential for maintaining your sexual health as well as your overall health. Women should monitor their blood sugar level, follow their diet plan, and should intake only doctor-prescribed medications and insulin. Regular inspection is necessary to check on the adjusted blood sugar levels.

Some women can also benefit from seeing a counselor. Sometimes the stress of controlling diabetes is very high. A therapist can help a woman deal with stress and related concerns.

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When you have diabetes, it is normal for you to feel irritated, depressed or angry. You are overwhelmed with so many emotions all at once. You would know what you need to do in order to stay healthy, but sticking to your plan can be difficult. This section provides tips on dealing with diabetes, eating healthy, and being active.

Eat Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

The Heart Association has assembled an online collection of delicious, diabetes-friendly recipes to satisfy your cravings, be it sweet, savory or salted.

Exercise daily

Physiologists and related professionals can help you find a routine that suits your fitness level. Regular exercise helps improve your blood sugar levels, balance, coordination, and overall health. Many senior centers also offer programs for older people as they tend to be the most affected by this disease.

Eat Healthily

There is no specific diet for diabetes, but the intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and animal products that are low, having adequate sweet content in them, and processed foods can control your blood sugar and prevent complications. It is also important to stay hydrated throughout the day. Registered dieticians can help you plan a meal specific to you.

Living actively

Consult your doctor if you have any questions about diabetes.
Set a goal to be active on most days of the week. Start slowly for 3 minutes, 3 times a day.

Work to increase the strength of your muscles twice a week. Use stretch bands, do yoga, gardening (digging and planting with tools) or try push-ups for your daily exercise. Stay healthy by following your meal plan, walking and jogging.

Reduce Stress

If you are undergoing a lot of stress then it will definitely affect your daily life. So make sure to avoid stress as much as possible and try to live a happy and healthy life free of diabetes.

Keep a check on your sugar level regularly and take the advice of a doctor. Do not take diabetes medicine on your own and always consult your doctor before taking any medication. You should be very cautious if you are pregnant. Pregnant women face a lot of issues if they are diabetic. Consult your doctor on a regular basis and be very careful of your diet.

Note: Ask for help when frustrated. A mental health counselor, support group, community member, friend, or family member. Anyone who listens to you and your problems would help you to get over it.

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Do you know what superfood is and how is it different from ordinary food? Today, the main focus of people is on their health. For this, people maintain their diet and food intake and also go to the gym regularly to stay healthy. There are many people who suffer from diabetes and therefore, their certain food items one can take to improve their condition. These food items are known as a superfood for diabetes and some of them are listed below.

Non-Starchy vegetables

Vegetables that are high in starch content will have higher GI and they are not suitable for diabetes patients. A diabetic person will have to eat non-starchy vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli, bitter gourd, gourd, spinach, etc. Non-starch vegetables contain vitamins, fibers, and phytochemicals which constitute a heavy diet. As diabetic patients should avoid staying hungry, these vegetables could keep their appetite under control. These vegetables are also low in calories and carbohydrates. They have a GI level of less than 55.

Greek yogurt

Studies have shown that if you add Greek yogurt to your daily diet, then you will reduce the risk of developing diabetes by 14%. Therefore it is highly recommended to include Greek yogurt full of probiotics, calcium, and protein in your diet.

Cabbage and leafy green vegetables

Bananas, cabbage, and green leafy vegetables are full of vitamins. Vitamin A and K are found in abundance in such vegetables. Keel contains a chemical called glucosinolates that help neutralize the substances which are a cause for cancer. It is also full of potassium and helps to manage blood pressure. Hence, it is called a superfood for diabetes.

Tomatoes

Whether you eat a raw or cooked tomato, it is better than just food for you. Lycopene is an antioxidant and it eliminates the risk of cancer. Along with tomatoes, you should also intake fruits which fall in the non-starchy category and have a low GI. A diabetic patient should eat up to 200 grams of tomatoes every day.

Berries

Diabetes has a negative effect on your eyes, so to avoid this, it is important that you include berries in your diet daily. These fruits filled with vitamin C are considered to be the powerhouse of anti-oxidants. Berries are high in antioxidants and they reduce the risk of heart related diseases and cancer.

Orange or other citrus fruits

Citrus fruits like oranges and grapes are full of fibers and are said to be the enemies of diabetes. But remember one thing, do not drink their juice but consume them in their raw form. The GI score of orange is 40 while the GI score of orange juice reaches 50. The grape has the lowest GI score of 25.

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Note: The tips and advice suggested in the article is general information and should not be considered as professional medical advice. Consult your doctor before starting any kind of fitness program or making any changes in your diet.

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when the blood sugar level in your body increases. The main source of energy in your body is the blood sugar stored in it and it comes by the intake of food rich in carbohydrates. The insulin hormone produced by the pancreas helps the glucose present in your food to be used for preparing and storing energy in your cells. Now sometimes it might happen that your body does not make a sufficient amount of insulin. The glucose then stays in your blood and does not reach your cells.

If the glucose level in your blood increases, you may incur some health problems. Most common of which is Diabetes. Although there is no permanent cure for diabetes, there sure are certain steps that you can follow to manage your blood sugar level and stay healthy. But for this, you will have to know the reasons behind diabetes so that you can overcome it.

When insulin reaches the pancreas, the level of glucose in the blood increases. This condition is called diabetes. Insulin is a hormone made by the digestive gland. This is the hormone that controls the amount of sugar in our body. In this situation, the increased level of glucose starts damaging various organs of the body.

Heart attack and stroke are the main cause of death among diabetes patients. For people who suffer from diabetes, the risk of heart attack increases by fifty times. Increasing the amount of glucose in the body causes hormonal changes which affect both blood vessels and veins. This may even cause an artery blockage leading to a heart attack. The risk of stroke also increases. The retina of a person would also be damaged if diabetes is not treated for a prolonged period of time.

Symptoms of diabetes

  • High level of thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Vision becomes Blurry
  • Healing of cuts or wounds would be slow
  • Tingling in the hands
  • tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Irritability

These are some measures to prevent diabetes

  • Keep a regular check on your glucose level and be alarmed if it is more than 100-125 prior to and after your meal. Undergo the HbA1c test every three months to monitor your sugar level and accordingly take medicines only after consulting a doctor.
  • If you cannot go to the gym, then walk for three to four kilometers per day and do yoga exercises.
  • Eat low-calorie food. Completely eliminate the sweetened food items from your meal. Include vegetables, fresh fruits, whole grains, dairy products and sources of omega-3 fats in your diet. Apart from this, fiber should also be consumed in good quantities.
  • Instead of eating three times a day, eat at regular intervals.
  • Reduce smoking and alcohol consumption, or quit altogether if possible.
  • Do not stress over office work and get enough sleep at night. Less sleep is not good for health. To reduce stress, you should meditate or listen to music, etc.
  • Undergo a routine health check-up and monitor your sugar level daily so that it never exceeds the optimum level. Once the sugar level increases, it is very difficult to bring it down.
  • Take 2 kg of wheat and barley and mix it well with one kg of a gram. Eat chapattis made of this flour in your meal.
  • Diabetes patients should include drumstick, spinach, turmeric, turnip, radish, cauliflower, tomato, cabbage, and leafy vegetables in their daily diet.
  • In fruits include berries, lemon, tomato, papaya, melon, raw guava, orange, seasonal, pear in your diet. Mangoes, bananas, apples, dates, and grapes should not be eaten because they are high in sugar content.
  • Soak fenugreek seeds at night and eat it every morning.
  • Include almonds, garlic, onion, sprouts, etc. in your food and intake less potato, rice, and butter.

If you do not get timely treatment for diabetes, it can be very dangerous for you. Pay more attention to your daily lifestyle, balance your diet and include exercise in your daily routine, do not let yourself towards obesity. Therefore, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and monitoring your daily diet is the key to improving your blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of diabetes.

Dr. Arvind Gupta discussing management of Diabetes on the occasion of #WorldDiabetesDay | #DocTalk

Arthritis is an aggravation of the joints. It can influence one joint or numerous joints. There are in excess of 100 distinct kinds of joint inflammation, with various causes and treatment techniques. Two of the most widely recognized sorts are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid joint pain (RA).

The side effects of joint pain, for the most part, create after some time; however, they may likewise show up all of a sudden. Joint inflammation is most regularly found in grown-ups beyond 65 years old, yet it can likewise create in youngsters, teenagers, and more youthful grown-ups. Joint pain is more typical in ladies than men and in individuals who are overweight.

The most common type is osteoarthritis. Other normal rheumatic conditions identified with joint pain incorporate gout, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid joint inflammation (RA).

Rheumatic conditions will, in general, include torment, throbbing, firmness, and expanding in and around at least one joint. The indications can grow progressively or all of a sudden. Certain rheumatic conditions can likewise include the safe framework and different interior organs of the body.

A few types of joint inflammation, for example, rheumatoid joint pain and lupus (SLE), can influence different organs and cause broad indications.

As indicated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 54.4 million grown-ups in the United States have gotten a finding of some type of joint pain. Of these, 23.7 million individuals have their actions reduced here and there by their condition.
Manifestations of joint pain incorporate constrained capacity and agony in the joints.

• Aggravation of the joints from joint inflammation is described by joint firmness, growing, redness, and warmth. The delicacy of the exciting joint can be available. Loss of scope of movement and deformation can result. Certain types of joint pain can likewise be related to torment and irritation of ligaments encompassing joints.
• Joint inflammation can influence any joint in the body, including the knees, hips, fingers, wrists, lower legs, feet, back, and neck.
• The agony might be discontinuous or consistent.
• A few sorts of joint pain cause intense scenes of side effects (flare-ups).
A few types of joint pain are a greater amount of a disturbance than a genuine therapeutic issue. Be that as it may, a great many individuals endure every day with agony and incapacity from joint pain or its entanglements. Besides, a large number of the types of joint inflammation, since they are rheumatic infections, can cause side effects influencing different organs of the body that don’t straightforwardly include the joints.

Hence, signs and manifestations in certain patients with specific types of joint pain can likewise incorporate
• fever
• organ growing,
• weight reduction, weakness,
• feeling unwell (disquietude), and
• Indeed, even manifestations from variations from the norm of organs, for example, the lungs, heart, or kidneys.


Side effects of osteoarthritis may include:

• Joint agony
• Solidness when you wake up or after you’ve been sitting for some time
• Delicacy – the zone is sore when you contact it
• Absence of development – the joint won’t finish its full scope of movement
• Grinding – you may feel things scouring together inside the joint
• Bone spikes – chunks of bone structure around the joint


Side effects of rheumatoid joint pain may include:

• Joint agony, expanding, and delicacy for about a month and a half or more
• Morning firmness for in any event 30 minutes
• More than one joint influenced, particularly little joints in your grasp, wrists, and feet
• Similar joints on the two sides of the body are influenced
Indications of Infectious Arthritis

Side effects of irresistible joint inflammation may include:

• Fever
• Chills
• Joint aggravation
• Delicacy
• Sharp agony that is identified with damage or disease somewhere else in your body.

Side effects of Juvenile Arthritis

Side effects of adolescent joint inflammation may include:
• Fever that goes back and forth
• Loss of hunger
• Weight reduction
• Weakness
• Smudged rash on the arms and legs
• Joint solidness
• Limp
• Joint expanding

Treatment of Arthritis:

The treatment of joint pain relies upon which specific type of joint pain is available, its area, seriousness, steadiness, and any fundamental foundation ailments of the patient.

Every treatment program must be altered for the individual patient.

Treatment projects can fuse home cures, nonprescription and doctor-prescribed meds, joint infusions, and care tasks.
Some treatment projects include weight decrease and keeping away from exercises that apply over the top weight on the joint.
The objective of the treatment of joint inflammation is to lessen joint agony and irritation while anticipating harm and improving and keeping up joint capacity.

Dr. Amit Sharma discussing various Rheumatic Diseases & majorly Arthritis | #DocTalk | Jaipur

World Mental Health Day is seen on 10 October consistently, with the general target of bringing issues to light of psychological wellness issues far and wide and preparing endeavors on the side of emotional well-being.

The Day gives a chance to all partners chipping away at psychological well-being issues to discuss their work, and what all the more should be done to make emotional wellness care a reality for individuals around the world.

Our psychological wellness is much the same as our physical wellbeing: everyone has it and we have to deal with it. Psychological wellness issues influence around one out of four individuals at whatever year. They run from normal issues, for example, despondency and nervousness, to rarer issues, for example, schizophrenia and bipolar issues.

We as a whole need to deal with our psychological well-being and prosperity whether we have an emotional well-being issue or not.
Mental prosperity depicts how you are feeling and how well you can adapt to everyday life. It can change from minute to minute, every day, month to month or year to year.

We have a few hints on down to earth steps you can take to improve and keep up your prosperity including setting aside a few minutes for yourself, building positive connections and getting dynamic.

B12 underpins myelin (which permits nerve motivations to lead) and when this nutrient is inadequate, it has been suspected to drive manifestations, for example, dementia, different sclerosis, hindered walk, and sensation. Clinically, B12 might be best-known for its job in red platelet creation. Inadequacy states may bring about malevolent pallor. Be that as it may, shouldn’t something be said about B12’s job in mental side effects, for example, discouragement, tension, weakness, and even psychosis?

The one-carbon cycle alludes to the body’s utilization of B nutrients as “methylators” in DNA blend and the administration of quality articulation. There are three ideas that identify with B12’s job in interminable, long-inertness neuropsychiatric disorders:

Methylation This procedure of checking qualities for articulation, similar to little “read me!” signs, is additionally basic for detox and end of synthetic compounds and hormones (estrogen), fabricating and using synapses, and delivering vitality and cell films.

Homocysteine reusing B12 is an essential player in the one-carbon cycle and a co-factor for the methylation, by initiated folate, of homocysteine, to reuse it back to methionine. From that point, SAMe is delivered, the body’s busiest methyl giver.

Hereditary abrogate Sufficient stockpile of an actuated/bioavailable type of a nutrient (ie methyl folate versus folic corrosive) is considerably increasingly essential in the setting of quality variations, for example, transcobalamin II, MTHFR, and MTRR which may work less ideally in specific people and result in pathology under pressure.

A case of this is a report of a death in a B12-inadequate patient with hereditary variations who experienced anesthesia with nitrous (which makes pressure the framework). Outstandingly the B12 blood level was ordinary, so this lethal case was ascribed to useful inadequacy, proposing that entrance to B nutrients may not generally ensure legitimate use. Hence, enhancing with initiated types of B nutrients upgrades their probability of viably supporting cell forms.

Reasons for Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Nutrient B12 has an unmistakable instrument so as to be consumed by the body. The acidic condition of the stomach liberates the nutrient from nourishment, where it ties with R protein and goes to the small digestive system. In the small digestive system, the R protein is corrupted by pancreatic chemicals encouraged by the basic condition.

Inborn factor (IF) emitted by specific stomach cells ties with nutrient B12 in the terminal ileum, and the nutrient B12-IF complex is then assimilated. The retention happens by means of a receptor instrument within the sight of calcium provided by the pancreas and about 1% by aloof diffusion.

The most well-known reasons for nutrient B12 insufficiency are for the most part because of issues with malabsorption, given the muddled course of assimilation, instead of dietary inadequacy.

In noxious iron deficiency, an immune system procedure brings about the obliteration of the phones of the stomach prompting a twofold issue with B12 ingestion: diminished sharpness meddling with the partition of nutrient B12 from nourishment and antibodies to IF. This causes a decrease in IF, and along these lines the arrangement of nutrient B12-IF complex important for ingestion.

In the older populace, B12 malabsorption can likewise happen because of decreased gastric corrosive generation or pancreatic catalyst deficiency. Other causes are careful expulsion of stomach and segments of the small digestive tract, celiac ailment and tropical sprue, pancreatic inadequacy, liquor abuse, delayed utilization of gastric corrosive diminishing drugs, and AIDS. Less ordinarily, an exacting vegan diet low in nutrient B12 causes insufficiency. You may wanna check the official page here.

Necessary nutrition & health advice to overcome Vitamin B12 Deficiency | Dt. Kalpana Pareek, Jaipur