Friday, July 8, 2016

Gallbladder Stone: Cause, Treatment

Treatment of gall stones:-
Gall Bladder is a pear-shaped sac attached to the bottom of liver nearly 10 cm long and 3 to 5 cm wide. Generally two disorders are common for Gall-bladder firstly, swelling of the gall bladder i.e. inflammation which is called CHOLESTASIS and other gallstone (GALLBLADDER STONE). When the ratio of cholesterol and bile salts changes it leads or cause formation of calculus.

Gall stones Symptoms:-
Symptoms of gall bladder stone do not appear until the stone moves and gets stuck on the opening of gall bladder and obstructs the secretion of bile due to which patient suffers unbearable pain and it happens especially during night. The intensity of pain subsidizes and enhances again and again which leaves patients gasping.
Initially it is in the form of fine gravel and layer by layer Sludge is formed and the size increases. Even stones can also cause inflammation. In Comparison to Males, complain of gallstones is commonly found in Females, especially in obese people.
Additionally indigestion, liver disorder, gastric disorders, constipation, nausea, vomiting, Problems digesting oily food, dizziness, pain and cramping up waist and abdomen, anemia, jaundice, hemorrhoids, Varicose veins, breakage of microscopic blood vessels etc. are some symptoms caused by disorder of the gall bladder.
Causes for Gall stones:-
Improper Digestion is the leading cause of gallstones, which is due to intake of high carbohydrates, Gastric and fat-rich diet leads to pain and cramps. Raw rice, Soil, light choke mines, due to excessive intake of solid and rich diet increases the risk of stones. In addition other health disorders, wrong sitting or sleeping posture, muscle stress may be responsible for gallstones.
Measures To Avoid Gallbladder Stone-
It is important to follow strict diet restrictions in case of slightest disturbance of the gall bladder. If there is inflammation of the gall bladder patient should fast for two or three days. While fasting patient should have only boiled water, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, grape, carrot, beet juice and carrot juice. Yogurt, cottage cheese and a teaspoon olive oil twice a day will be beneficial, Indraju(sweet) and Cardamom (Ilaichi) 10 grams each to be tied in a white cotton cloth bundle and to be dipped into daily drinking water (about 4-5 liters), drink the water instead of normal water, do it every day and change the bundle ingredients every 5 days.
Eatable to Avoid:- Meat, eggs, Processed and Dinchard fats, fried and oil rich diet, Excess sugar, alcohol, cakes, Refined Wheat flour, coffee etc.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Palak (Spinach): Amagazing Health Benefits



Health benefits of spinach (Palak)

Spinach or Palak is one of the healthiest food. It is very famous leafy vegetable found everywhere in sufficient amount in both summer and winter season. One can easily feel it’s all the beneficial aspects by using it in his daily routine either in the form of its juice, soup, cooked vegetable or variety of curries.

Diabetes management: spinach contains an antioxidant known as alpha-lipoic acid, which has been shown to lower glucose levels, increase insulin sensitivity and prevent oxidative stress-induced changes in patients with diabetes. Studies on alpha-lipoic acid have also shown decreases in peripheral neuropathy and/or autonomic neuropathy in diabetics.
Cancer prevention: Spinach and other green vegetables contain chlorophyll which has shown to be effective at blocking the carcinogenic effects of heterocyclic amines which are generated when grilling foods at a high temperature.
Asthma prevention: The risks for developing asthma are lower in people who consume a high amount of certain nutrients. One of these nutrients is beta-carotene, of which spinach is an excellent source. Apricots, broccoli, cantaloupe, pumpkin and carrots are also rich sources of beta-carotene.
Lowering blood pressure: because of its high potassium content, spinach is recommended to those with high blood pressure to negate the effects of sodium in the body. A low potassium intake may be just as big of a risk factor in developing high blood pressure as a high sodium intake.
Bone health: Low intakes of vitamin K have been associated with a higher risk for bone fracture. Adequate vitamin K consumption is important for good health, as it acts as a modifier of bone matrix proteins, improves calcium absorption and may reduce urinary excretion of calcium.
Promotes regularity: Spinach is high in fiber and water content, both of which help to prevent constipation and promote a healthy digestive tract.
Healthy skin and hair: Spinach is high in vitamin A, which is necessary for sebum production to keep hair moisturized. Vitamin A is also necessary for the growth of all bodily tissues, including skin and hair. Spinach and other leafy greens high in vitamin C are imperative for the building and maintenance of collagen, which provides structure to skin and hair. Iron-deficiency is a common cause of hair loss, which can be prevented by an adequate intake of iron-rich foods, like spinach.

Nutritional Profile of Spinach (Palak)

Spinach (Palak), Raw

Carbohydrate Factor: 3.57 Fat Factor: 8.37 Protein Factor: 2.44 Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25


Refuse: 28% Refuse Description: Large stems and roots



Nutrient (Proximates)
Unit
per 100 g

Water
g
91.4

Energy
kcal
23

Protein
g
2.86

Total lipid (fat)
g
0.39

Ash
g
1.72

Carbohydrate, by difference
g
3.63

Fiber, total dietary
g
2.2

Sugars, total
g
0.42

Sucrose
g
0.07

Glucose (dextrose)
g
0.11

Fructose
g
0.15

Lactose
g
0

Maltose
g
0

Galactose
g
0.1

Minerals

Calcium, Ca
mg
99

Iron, Fe
mg
2.71

Magnesium, Mg
mg
79

Phosphorus, P
mg
49

Potassium, K
mg
558

Sodium, Na
mg
79

Zinc, Zn
mg
0.53

Copper, Cu
mg
0.13

Manganese, Mn
mg
0.897

Selenium, Se
µg
1

Vitamins

Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
28.1

Thiamin
mg
0.078

Riboflavin
mg
0.189

Niacin
mg
0.724

Pantothenic acid
mg
0.065

Vitamin B-6
mg
0.195

Folate, total
µg
194

Folic acid
µg
0

Folate, food
µg
194

Folate, DFE
µg
194

Choline, total
mg
19.3

Betaine
mg
102.6

Vitamin B-12
µg
0

Vitamin B-12, added
µg
0

Vitamin A, RAE
µg
469

Retinol
µg
0

Carotene, beta
µg
5626

Carotene, alpha
µg
0

Cryptoxanthin, beta
µg
0

Vitamin A, IU
IU
9377

Lycopene
µg
0

Lutein + zeaxanthin
µg
12198

Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
mg
2.03

Vitamin E, added
mg
0

Tocopherol, beta
mg
0

Tocopherol, gamma
mg
0.18

Tocopherol, delta
mg
0

Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
µg
0

Vitamin D
IU
0

Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
µg
482.9

Lipids



Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.063

Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
0.01

Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
0.165

Fatty acids, total trans
g
0

Cholesterol
mg
0

Phytosterols
mg
9

Amino Acids

Tryptophan
g
0.039

Threonine
g
0.122

Isoleucine
g
0.147

Leucine
g
0.223

Lysine
g
0.174

Methionine
g
0.053

Cystine
g
0.035

Phenylalanine
g
0.129

Tyrosine
g
0.108

Valine
g
0.161

Arginine
g
0.162

Histidine
g
0.064

Alanine
g
0.142

Aspartic acid
g
0.24

Glutamic acid
g
0.343

Glycine
g
0.134

Proline
g
0.112

Serine
g
0.104

Alcohol, ethyl
g
0

Caffeine
mg
0

Theobromine
mg
0

Flavonoids

Flavones



Apigenin
mg
0

Luteolin
mg
0.7

Flavonols



Kaempferol
mg
6.4

Myricetin
mg
0.4

Quercetin
mg
4

Isoflavones



Daidzein
mg
0

Genistein
mg
0

Glycitein
mg
0

Total isoflavones
mg
0

Formononetin
mg
0

Coumestrol
mg
0

Proanthocyanidin



Proanthocyanidin dimers
mg
0

Proanthocyanidin trimers
mg
0

Proanthocyanidin 4-6mers
mg
0

Proanthocyanidin 7-10mers
mg
0

Proanthocyanidin polymers (>10mers)
mg
0