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Management of Diabetic Nephropathy

Diabetic  nephropathy  (zoafe  kulya  bawajah  ziabetes shakari)  is kidney  disease or  damage  that  results  as  a  complication  of  diabetes.  The exact  cause  of  diabetic  nephropathy  is  unknown,  but  it  is  believed  that uncontrolled  high  blood  sugar  leads  to  the  development  of  kidney  damage, especially  when  high  blood  pressure  is  also  present.  In  some  cases,  genes  or  family  history  may  also  play  a  role.  Not  all  persons  with  diabetes  develop this  condition.
Each  kidney  is  made  of  hundreds  of  thousands  of  filtering  units  called nephrons.  Each  nephron  has  a  cluster  of  tiny  blood  vessels  called  a glomerulus.  Together  these  structures  help  remove  waste  from  the  body.  Too much  blood  sugar  can  damage  these  structures,  causing  them  to  thicken  and become  scarred.  Slowly,  over  time,  more  and  more  blood  vessels  are destroyed.  The  kidney  structures  begin  to  leak  and  protei…

Sciatica and Unani Treatment

Sciatica (pronounced sigh-AT-ih-ka) is low back pain combined with a pain through the buttock and down one leg. The leg pain usually goes past the knee and may go farther to the foot. Sometimes, weakness in the leg muscles occurs with sciatica.The sciatic nerves are the largest nerves in the body and are about the size of your little finger. They come out of the spinal column low in the back and then go behind the hip joint, down the buttock, and down the back of the leg to the foot. The pain is usually a shooting pain, like electricity. It can also burn like fire or tingle much like the feeling when your leg "goes to sleep." The pain can range from slightly annoying to totally unbearable. Some people have pain in one part of the leg and numbness in another part of the same leg.
Sciatica Causes Sciatica is caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. Usually, there is no specific injury that is related to the onset of sciatica. Occasionally, the pain will suddenly b…

Stress symptoms: Effects on your body, feelings and behavior

Stress symptoms may be affecting your health, even though you might not realize it. You may think illness is to blame for that nagging headache, your frequent insomnia or your decreased productivity at work. But stress may actually be the culprit. Indeed, stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts and feelings, and your behavior. Being able to recognize common stress symptoms can give you a jump on managing them. Stress that's left unchecked can contribute to health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Of course, if you're not sure if stress is the cause or if you've taken steps to control your stress but your symptoms continue, see your doctor. Your doctor may want to check for other potential causes. Also, if you have chest pain, especially if it occurs during physical activity or is accompanied by shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, nausea, or pain radiating into your shoulder and arm, get emergency help immediately. The…

Role of Unani medicine in Hair fall

According to Tibb-e-Unani, hair fall is classified into two groups: Primary hair fallSecondary hair fall The primary being getting bald due to certain hereditary factors whereas, secondary baldness arises due to some fungal infection of the scalp (e.g. Tinea cruris)...
Nature has provided us with the excellent gift of hair, and certain simple formulations from Unani medicine are well equipped in preventing hair fall to some extent. But, before that, let us first get acquainted with some basic hair facts: Dandruff, the most common hair menace seen today is affecting people across all age groups. It is a normal process to shed off dead skin cells as very small aggregates, which are normally too small to be seen. But, in the case of dandruff, however, the shedding of the dead cells from the scalp is in larger visible aggregates and also there is an excessive production of dead cells. The color of the hair depends on the presence of pigment granules termed as ‘Sauda’ in Tibb-e-Una…

Caring for the Skin during Summer

Summer Skin Care Tips One of the primary problems your skin faces in the summer months is extreme dryness. For this reason you should use a good quality sun screen. Always carry an umbrella or use a large brimmed hat to protect your face and skin from the sun. For dry skin it is a good idea to use something other than normal soap to wash your face. An herbal infusion can soothe your skin in the summer months. You can mix two teaspoons of chamomile, one teaspoon rose petals and half a teaspoon peppermint leaves. Cover this with a cup of hot water. When it has cooled down strain it and use it to wash your face. This will not only soothe your skin but also reduce the dry patches of skin. When your face is sweating, use a cotton ball that has been dipped in sour milk to clean your face. You will find that using a cotton ball dipped in rose water also makes a refreshing face wash liquid. While the summer months are about sweating, this does not mean that your skin doesn’t …

Diet for Gall Bladder stone

It is estimated that digestive diseases affect millions of people in the World. Gallbladder disease is one of the more common of these diseases. Most people with gallstones do not know that they have them and experience no symptoms. These people may have painless gallstones, orsilent gallstones.In rare cases, gallstones can cause serious health problems. Hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and operations occur annually as a result of gallstones. So what is Gall Stone disease anyway?

What is Gall BladderThe gall bladder is a small pear-shaped organ on the underside of the liver that is used to store bile. Bile is made in the liver and is stored in the gall bladder until it is needed to help the digestion of fat. How are Gall Bladder Stones Disease caused?Gall bladder gets diseased due to an unhealthy diet and lifestyle. This leads to an imbalance of the acid-alkali balance in the body which causes the cholesterol to precipitate in the gall bladder leading to stone formation. Over t…

Health Benefits of Strawberries

Everyone knows that strawberries are delicious. However, did you know just what a nutritional powerhouse they are? Here are eight reasons to include strawberries in your diet.

Diet

One cup of strawberries contains over 13% of the RDA of dietary fiber, yet only 43 calories. The dietary fiber in strawberries helps to keep digestion regular, as well as lowers blood pressure and curbs overeating.

Antioxidants
Strawberries contain a chemical compound called phenols. Anthocyanin, a particular phenol abundantly found in strawberries, lends the rich red color to the fruit. Though anthocyanin is known to have antioxidant properties within the fruit, it is debated as to whether the antioxidant agents in anthocyanin-rich foods can be absorbed into the body once digested. Fortunately, however, it is known that when anthocyanin-rich foods are consumed, the body's uric acid levels increase, which serves as an antioxidant agent.

Anti-Inflammatory
The phenols in strawberries also fight against many infl…

The History of Cupping...

Cupping is an ancient method of causing local congestion, were a vacuum is created with the use of vessels, which are placed on the skin either by means of heat or suction, which then draws up the underlying tissues. When the cups are left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is formed and localized healing takes place.

Cupping is considered with others to be the oldest natural healing therapies. History tells us about Archaeologists who found evidence of cupping therapy being practiced from as early as 3000 B.C. Also in the evidence that was uncovered there were documents supporting the application of the cupping vessels and instruments used on the body as therapeutic procedure

The earliest record of cupping is around 1,550 B.C. by the Egyptians .This document was called Ebers Papyrus; one of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, which was dated by the material it was written on, called papyrus, this papyrus like paper was prepared in ancient Egypt from the pithy s…