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About thyroid gland

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  1. Low functioning thyroid is a new epidemic of the society affecting more than 3% of people. If thyroid function is low, it causes weight gain, loss of energy, cold intolerance and menstrual irregularities in women.
  2. All people who are aged 50 and above should have their thyroid profile (TSH test) done to look for thyroid deficiency.
  3. In younger people, or in cases of infertility, menstrual irregularity, pregnancy, weight gain, one should check for thyroid deficiency.
  4. Iodized salt should be used to prevent thyroid deficiency.
  5. Non–iodized salt is only used in two conditions: firstly in patient with thyroid inflammation and secondly, while doing Jalneti in naturopathy, a yoga–related nasal wash technique.
  6. Even mild thyroid deficiency in pregnancy can affect the growth of fetus; hence, dose requirement of thyroid medicine is much higher in pregnancy than in non–pregnancy.
  7. In the elderly, the dose of thyroid medicine to be started is always low as compared to one in the adults.
  8. If thyroid deficiency is untreated, osteoporosis (thickening of bone) and/or atrial fibrillation (irregular and fast heart rate) may result. Osteoporosis can cause recurrent fractures and atrial fibrillation may cause brain paralysis.
  9. In Allopathic medicine, thyroid deficiency is treated by synthetic T4 hormone replacement. In TFSP, thyroid extracts are available, which contain both T4 and T3 potential drugs.
  10. In Ayurveda, thyroid stimulant drugs are available but they are effective only if some amount of thyroid gland is available.
  11. As per Ayurveda, eating soya and drinking water from copper vessel is good for thyroid.

5 ways to boost bone strength early

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1. Monitor your diet. Get enough calcium and vitamin D ideally through the foods you eat. Although dairy products may be the richest sources of calcium a growing number of foods such as orange juice are calcium fortified. Fruits vegetables and grains provide other minerals crucial to bone health such as magnesium and phosphorus. 2. Maintain a reasonable weight. This is particularly important for women. Menstrual periods often stop in women who are underweight due to a poor diet or excessive exercise and that usually means that estrogen levels are too low to support bone growth. 3. Don t smoke and limit alcohol intake. Smoking and too much alcohol both decrease bone mass. 4. Make sure your workouts include weight bearing exercises. Regular weight bearing exercise like walking dancing or step aerobics can protect your bones. Also include strength training as part of your exercise routine. 5. Talk with your doctor about your risk factors. Certain medical conditions like celiac disease and some medications steroids and others can increase the chances that you will develop osteoporosis. It s important to talk with your doctor to develop a prevention strategy that accounts for these factors.

Vitamin D Facts

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• Calcium has an indispensable assistant in building bones: vitamin D. • Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium. • Increasing vitamin D can help prevent osteoporosis. • A small amount of sun exposure can help the body manufacture its own vitamin D. • Five to 30 minutes of sunlight between 10 am and 3 pm twice a week to your face, arms, legs, or back without sunscreen will enable you to make enough of the vitamin • People with fair skin that burns easily should protect themselves from skin cancer by limiting sun exposure to 10 minutes or less. • Food and sun exposure should suffice, but if not, get 2,000 IU of vitamin D daily from a supplement.

5 ways to boost bone strength early

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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1. Monitor your diet. Get enough calcium and vitamin D, ideally through the foods you eat. Although dairy products may be the richest sources of calcium, a growing number of foods, such as orange juice, are calcium-fortified. Fruits, vegetables, and grains provide other minerals crucial to bone health, such as magnesium and phosphorus.

2. Maintain a reasonable weight. This is particularly important for women. Menstrual periods often stop in women who are underweight — due to a poor diet or excessive exercise — and that usually means that estrogen levels are too low to support bone growth.

3. Don’t smoke, and limit alcohol intake. Smoking and too much alcohol both decrease bone mass.

4. Make sure your workouts include weight-bearing exercises. Regular weight-bearing exercise like walking, dancing, or step aerobics can protect your bones. Also include strength training as part of your exercise routine.

5. Talk with your doctor about your risk factors. Certain medical conditions (like celiac disease) and some medications (steroids and others) can increase the chances that you will develop osteoporosis. It’s important to talk with your doctor to develop a prevention strategy that accounts for these factors.

Vitamin D Facts

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Vitamin D is an indispensable assistant to calcium in building bone.

• Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium.

• Vitamin D can help prevent osteoporosis.

• A small amount of sun exposure can help the body manufacture its own vitamin D.

• Five to 30 minutes of sunlight between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. twice a week to your face, arms, legs, or back without sunscreen will enable you to make adequate vitamin D.

• People with fair skin that burns easily should protect themselves from skin cancer by limiting sun exposure to 10 minutes or less.

• Food and sun exposure should suffice, but if not, get 2,000 IU of vitamin D daily from a supplement.

About Thyroid gland

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  • Low functioning thyroid is a new epidemic of the society affecting more than 3% of people. If thyroid function is low, it causes weight gain, loss of energy, cold intolerance and menstrual irregularities in women.
  • All people who are aged 50 and above should have their thyroid profile (TSH test) done to look for thyroid deficiency.
  • In younger people, or in the cases of infertility, menstrual irregularity, pregnancy, weight gain, one should check for thyroid deficiency.
  • Iodized salt should be used to prevent thyroid deficiency.
  • Non-iodized salt is only used in two conditions: firstly in patient with thyroid inflammation and secondly, while doing Jalneti in naturopathy, a yoga-related nasal wash technique.
  • In pregnancy, even mild thyroid deficiency can affect the growth of fetus hence dose requirement of thyroid medicine is much higher in pregnancy than in non-pregnancy.
  • In the elderly, the dose of thyroid medicine to be started is always low as compared to one in the adults.
  • If thyroid deficiency is untreated, osteoporosis (thickening of bone) and/or atrial fibrillation (irregular and fast heart rate) may result. Osteoporosis can cause recurrent fractures and atrial fibrillation may cause brain paralysis.
  • In Allopathic medicine, thyroid deficiency is treated by synthetic T4 hormone replacement. In TFSP, thyroid extracts are available, which contain both T4 and T3 potential drugs.
  • In Ayurveda, thyroid stimulant drugs are available but they are effective only if some amount of thyroid gland is available.
  • As per Ayurveda, eating soya and drinking water from copper vessel is good for thyroid.

 

1.       One needs to distinguish between Paraphiliac and non-paraphiliac rapists. Paraphiliac rapists have excessive sexual desire. Paraphiliac offenders commit sex offences because they are sexually aroused by the act. On the other hand, non-paraphiliac sex offenders are instigated by violations or ego-hurt or for taking revenge.

2.       False allegations of rapes can occur in situations like: if one of the partners in live-in relationship refuses to marry, if two consensual partners are caught in the sexual act by the society, someone exploits secrete of the other person.

3.       Under the influence of alcohol one loses intellect and may end up in raping somebody if instigated.

4.       Chemical castration is reversible and the effect of the injection lasts only 3-6 months. The injections are costly and need to be given by medical doctors.

5.       Chemical castration in the long run leads to thinning of the bone (osteoporosis), feminine characteristic and increased tendency for cardiovascular diseases.

6.       Chemical castration drugs are not safe and healthy.

7.     In long run influential people convicted for chemical castration will start paying bribes to doctors and get a water injection in place of chemical castration injection.

8.       Chemical castration does not mean dissolving the male organ with a chemical. It only means reducing the blood testosterone levels to that of pre-puberty levels.

9.        Non-injectible oral drugs which block the action of testosterone are costlier and need to be taken every day. Therefore, they cannot be a part of chemical castration as punishment.

10.       Surgical removal of testis will remove sexual desire permanently and the same can only be given as a punishment in patients who are spending life-term in the prison.

11. Depoprovera is another injection which can be given every three months to patients with paraphiliac sexual abnormality.

12. Deprivation of sex and non-fulfillment of sexual desires is one of the main causes of rapes.

13.   If female commercial sex workers are banned in the society, the incidents of rape will increase as sexually deprived people with strong sexual urges will end up raping the minors.

14.  People under the influence of alcohol and drugs will keep raping the girls if not treated and counseled in time.

Dr K K Aggarwal is Padmashri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee, President Heart Care Foundation of India and National Vice President Elect IMA

Vitamin D Facts

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1. In building bone, calcium has an indispensable assistant: vitamin D.

2. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium.

3. Increasing vitamin D can help prevent osteoporosis.

4. A small amount of sun exposure can help the body manufacture its own vitamin D

5. Five to 30 minutes of sunlight between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. twice a week to your face, arms, legs, or back without sunscreen will enable you to make enough of the vitamin.

6. People with fair skin that burns easily should protect themselves from skin cancer by limiting sun exposure to 10 minutes or less.

7. Food and sun exposure should suffice, but if not, get 2,000 IU of vitamin D daily from a supplement.