Fungal Infections

By Dr. Ashutosh Pradhan

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After Holi in India specifically in Mumbai the heat is at the peak. Along with heat the humidity too is high. Humid and hot weather leads to profuse sweating. We try to keep fans on full mode, sleep-in air-conditioned rooms, yet the skin folds experience too much of sweating. Such prolong exposure to sweat leads to redness of the area further leading to itching. In addition to these conditions if the area is covered with body hair, then it further adds up to the problem. Itching in the folds of skin with or without redness is often due to a medical condition labelled as Fungal Infection.
Common areas of fungal infection include folds of skin where the sweating is excessive. Such as groins, waist in obese people, area below breasts in females, axilla. If the immunity is low, then such an external skin infection spreads to a internal system. In some cases, it may spread to mouth, to ears, in women to vagina.
In Mumbai as soon as the holi / dhoolwad / ranga-panchami is over the incidence and prevalence of skin fungal infection is on the rise and it continues till the rain sets in. However, in few patients who do not take thorough precautions it may remain for a longer period and become a chronic infection.
Apart from Homoeopathic Treatment which is divided into oral pills and local application in cases where the infection is not getting controlled by oral pills only, we recommend following treatment strategy to make changes in the lifestyle:

  1. Systemic Diseases as a Cause: a. Diabetes: If the fungal infection around private parts is recurrent it could be because of un-diagnosed, un-controlled Diabetes Mellitus. Get your fasting as well as post-prandial blood sugar and HbA1c checked. We have diagnosed many diabetics based on recurrence of fungal infections.
    b. CoVid-19: It has been observed that many patients who are resorted only to modern medicine / allopathic treatment in a CoVid hospital are given steroids. Heavy doses of steroids lead to steroid-induced diabetes. Additionally, the viral disease debilitates the patient and makes the patient prone to fungal infections. Which if not treated on time are becoming life threatening. Post-CoVid fungal infections are also labelled as mucormycosis. In many cases developing severe CoVid-19 is secondary to un-diagnosed Diabetes Mellitus.
  2. Bathing: In order to avoid perspiration / sweating take bath twice a day. Use ample of soap at the area during bathing but ensure the soap has been washed away completely and no soap trace is left over. If the soap is left over and if you wipe rest of the body the left-over soap in folds will invite fungus.
  3. Soak Clothes in Hot Water: Often, the fungal infection keeps on recurring. The reason behind that is cross re-infection from clothes. Even if the clothes are washed every day the fungal filaments do not get killed with regular washing with detergents. However, hot water is proven to kill the fungal filaments from the clothes. In order to stop cross re-infection, it is advisable to either soak clothes for 1 hour in extreme hot water before loading them in washing machine or hand washing them. It’s also recommended to set the washing machine to minimum 60⁰ C temperature. Usually, front loading washing machines comes with temperature settings.
    Front Loading Washing Machine set to 60 degree Celsius.
  4. Complete Dryness: After bath ensure the area is completely dry. Use one additional cotton towel to mop the skin fold areas. We are habituated to use only one towel to wipe off water after the bath. When we wipe off the face and hair, the towel becomes wet and while the same towel is used in the areas of skin folds it fails to mop the water in those areas. If possible after bath sit under full fan without wearing clothes with the skin folds separated wide to expose the area to fan air, so that the area is completely dry.
  5. Inner Wears & Clothes: a. Inner wear and clothe material and time to wear them contributes a lot to prognosis of fungal infections. Wear 100% cotton inner wears. The inner wears should not be too tight. Do not wear undergarments at night-time while going to bed. Do not wear underwear, nicker, brassier while sleeping at night-time. Continuous wearing of inner wears will lead to sweating and fungal infection. Wear loose cotton clothes without inner wears so that air can pass through easily.
    b. Role of Ironing: Ironing the undergarment as well as clothes kills the fungal filaments thus helping to establish quick control. It sounds funny when we tell patients to iron their undergarments yet clinically it’s an effective trick. However, such an ironing should be implemented at home and not outside.
  6. Remove body hair: In fungal infection in groins around private parts, it is recommended that the pubic hair be removed completely. In case of axillary fungal infections too it is advisable to remove axillary hair. Removing hair in area of skin folds is tricky. It is recommended to use beard trimmers to remove hair. Such used beard trimmers be kept separately only for removing body hair.
  7. Nail Hygiene: Nail bed is rich source of fungus. Cut nails and whenever you intend to touch the fungus-sensitive area see to it you had hand wash with soap prior touching such an area. Long nails and scratching the area with bare nails often lead to fungal infections as the nail bed is rich in fungus.
  8. Use of Tissue Papers: It has been observed that many working women use tissue paper wipes in their office toilets. We recommend, do not use tissue paper from public toilets. Often such paper rolls are exposed to dust or fungus and using such a paper leads to fungal infection.
  9. Stocking: Do not stock used clothes in the ward robe during rains. Often stocked clothes, having dried sweat, attract fungus. Similarly, women should not stock sanitary napkins for long time. Long term stocking of sanitary napkins and use of such stocked napkins often lead to fungal infection of vagina. Further leading to internalization of the infection leading to white discharge.
  10. Sanitary Napkins: Please see to it that you use 100% cotton sanitary napkins and avoid nylon-based napkins. Typically, heavy flow compatible sanitary napkins such as “…sper Overnight”, which are meant to soak profuse period flow are prepared from nylon or synthetic material. If at all it’s not possible to use cotton pads, use such sanitary napkins only on days when the menses are heavy. Once the flow reduces, switch over to cotton sanitary napkins. At the end of periods avoid use of sanitary napkins for longer period.
  11. Anxiety: While performing stressful tasks excessive sweating takes place. Stress induces vaso-vagal stimulation leading to excessive sweating further precipitating fungal infections.
  12. Usual / Unusual Activities: a. Women while cooking are exposed to heat of the stove. Long standing cooking leads to excessive sweating.
    b. On the other hand, washing vessels lead to partially getting wet. Keeping the partially wet clothes on further precipitates fungal infection.
    c. Standing for odd hours for lecturing, waiting at the waiting bay while your kids participate in sports or an examination leads to excessive sweating and fungal infections.
    d. Long sitting hours lead to excessive sweating at and around seat.
    e. Air conditioner’s switch off cycle: While many of us sleep-in air-conditioned room, you may take thick covering in order to protect from too much of cold. The time when the air conditioner is auto switched off or manually switched off, the room temperature increases. Yet the body continues to be covered. During sleep, being unaware of the changed temperature, covered areas sweat a lot. The skin folds get drenched with sweat and further make the person prone to fungal infections.
    Take care to avoid excessive sweating. However, if at all you could not avoid it, wash the sweat covered area with tap cold water and further dry it completely.
  13. Do not Ignore Discharges: a. In case of individuals who suffer from chronic piles leading to fissures, fistulas, there may be discharge of pus through the anus / fistula. The under garments may get wet most of the time due to such a leaking discharge. Homoeopathy can cure piles, fissures, fistulas completely. Please bring it to our notice and we will make changes in the medicines.
    b. Similarly in many females they experience white discharge. Discharge on the 14 day from the first day of menses is normal as its due to ovulatory phase. However, if the discharge is too profuse and if white discharge continues over a period of time keeping the under garments wet, do not ignore such a complaint and bring it to our notice. The under garments should be dry almost all times and should not be wet due to any reason whatsoever. Chronic white discharge can be completely cured with homoeopathic treatment.
  14. Long lasting Use of Medications: a. Dusting Powders: Many individuals are habituated to use dusting powders. Though such a use help in keeping the area dry, long lasting use may lead to side effects of the ingredients of such a powder. Hence it is recommended to avoid such use. Above recommended strategy will cure the fungal infection completely and can help you get rid of the powder.
    b. Creams: Few of the patients are ashamed in sharing complaints pertaining to private parts or areas which they cannot reveal for clinical examination. Often such patients are soft targets to public advertisements of creams – “.. खाज खूजली मिटाओ, ….क लगाओ“, such creams show positive results in initial period yet fail to completely cure the infection. For years together such patients keep on buying such creams and applying them. However, any sort of cream further contributes to wetness of the area aggravating the infection. It is recommended that one should not feel ashamed in front of doctors as such an emotion will create a hurdle in cure of any disease, for that matter.

Once you follow the above recommendations, we are sure you will defeat fungal infections. If in case, you have to share anything based on the above aspects feel free to share. Feel free to share this PDF to all the contacts without altering it.
Though I have written this article clinical experience of Dr. Anjali A. Pradhan is also included in this article. As this article will be shared to almost all our patients, I have used words – we / our earlier in the article.

References:

  1. Medical Practice since 23-January-1993 – having treated many patients of fungal infection.
  2. Vaginal Candidiasis – An Interactive CD – developed for Pfizer while working as a Project Manager for Indegene Lifesystems Pvt. Ltd. In 2002-2003. Interviewed many doctors to collate clinical data. Out of the doctors, interviewed Dr. Shirish Daftary – Obstetrician and Gynaecologist practicing at Juhu Vile Parle West. He was the one who added many such day-to-day living aspects which are often ignored to the common topic – Vaginal Candidiasis. His thought process further elaborated in my own clinical practice lead to think over many such aspects to have complete cure of fungal infections.
  3. JAPI – Journal of Association of Physicians of India – https://www.japi.org/x27464c4/post-covid-19-mucormycosis-from-the-frying-pan-into-the-fire – accessed on 9-May-2021 at 10:05 am.

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© May 2021, Dr. Ashutosh Pradhan – Consulting Homoeopath – Wellbiance® Quality of Living Clinic

Wellbiance Effective Stress Management Workshop

Wellbiance Mind Your Mind (previously known as Effective Stress Management Workshop)

 

Ideal for those suffering from:

Recurrent Illnesses, Thyroid Disorders, PCOD, Allergies, Diabetes (Type II), High Blood Pressure, Stress – Work / Household

Date and Time: 

Sunday, January 7, 2018  – 8.30 am to 5.30 pm

Venue:

Hotel Atithi 

77 A-B, Nehru Road, 

Vile Parle (East), Mumbai – 400099. 

Speakers:

Dr. Ashutosh Pradhan 

&

Dr. Anjali A. Pradhan

Registration & Charges:

◆ Register on or before: 

05-Jan-2018 – Charges:  ₹4000/-*

*

Existing Healthiance Yoga session participants & Patients – ₹3000/-

Those who have attended previous workshops – ₹2000/-

◆ No Spot Registrations

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Limited Seats, confirm registration by making payment to:

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Email: ashutosh@healthiance.com

Mobile: +91 99 200 70 300

For online registration and payment visit: 

Healthiance @ SBI Collect Gateway – 

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Work Life Balance – WEIM ® Way

 
 

Build Resilience

 

By – Dr. Ashutosh Pradhan                                                                        Click Here to download PDF

               

Since February second week things are worse. In earlier days it appeared to be fun staying at home and work from home. However, as the days, weeks, months passed by lives have been monotonous. Earlier news from far away use to disturb us. But the problem started happening in known contacts. It’s more disturbing and affecting our lives. The economy is at toss. Future of many seems to be obscure as the employers are disengaging people. The adversity is taking heavy toll on us. Our mental / emotional health is getting affected further leading to loss of sleep, reduced immunity. Let’s conquer adversities, let’s build resilience. 

It’s high time to build resilience. One should have started from first week of March itself, however, nevertheless it’s not late, start from today – Start to build resilience.

What’s resilience?

Building resilience — the ability to adapt well to adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or even significant sources of stress — can help us, our children manage stress and feelings of anxiety and uncertainty1

Indian perspective for resilience is स्थितप्रज्ञ

In simple words your ability to re-bounce back during adversities of life.

During adversity why are we affected at the first place? Why are we emotionally upset at first place? The WHY “syndrome” is affecting many.

One answer to these questions is – because we are adamant.

Surprised to know the answer?

But it’s true:

(A) we are adamant to accept that only change is constant and stability is not

(B) we are adamant to accept what science is telling us to do in order to prevent the disease

(C) we are adamant to accept facts and we don’t trust science that once we do our 100% in preventive strategies the disease will stay away

(D) we are adamant to accept that there are some powers such as nature beyond our capabilities.

How to break this adamant behaviour and how do one build resilience?

The step by step approach would be:

  1. Retrospect and clearly understand existing state
  2. Accept the fact that change is only be stable and “stability” is not
  3. Accept science
  4. Accept powers beyond our capabilities
  5. Face fears
  6. Prepare plan to bounce back
  7. Limit liabilities build newer capabilities
  8. Use tools to build resilience
  9. Emotional resilience counts more even in medical treatment of any disease be it novel. No gadget on this universe till date can gauze emotional intelligence. Build, gauze it yourself.

Here are some small business tools to develop resilience from world renowned Facebook which you can refer to and extra-polate even in non-business strategies. Do refer to:

  • Facebook – Resilience Quick Action Guide – Click Here
  • Facebook – Resilience Toolkit – Click Here

If at all you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me.

References:

  1. The American Psychological Association (APA). (18) Oct 23, 2019. Accessed at URL: https://www.apa.org/topics/resilience
  2. Facebook Business Resources. Accessed at URL: https://www.facebook.com/coronavirus_business_info

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© July 2020, Dr. Ashutosh Pradhan – Consulting Homoeopath – Wellbiance® Quality of Living Clinic 

Day 14 / 21 Days Lock Down – Lifestyle

07-April-2020

Hearty Congratulations everyone for being in the Fourteenth Day of the Twenty-One Days Lock Down Period.

Today is the World Health Day. Irony is the world is sick due to CoVid19. Unlike other years when the World Health Day is being commemoratively celebrated with a theme that boosts health per se. However, World Health Day 2020 is different. Many parts of the world are undergoing CoVid-19-Lock Down. Unlike other World Health Days this year’s theme for celebration is for expressing expressing gratitude towards the frontline warriors who are fighting against CoVid19 keeping us and our family healthy – the Nurses & Midwives. Expression of gratitude in one of the aspect of mental health and contributes to a healthier lifestyle. Let’s learn more regarding the theme of World Health Day 2020. Either download the shared PDF file or visit the URL: http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/current-concerns/49-world-health-day-7-april-2020-support-nurses-midwives to read details regarding the theme.

Alternatively do sign the petition created by Dr. Ashutosh Pradhan – http://chng.it/DKmD2TN6J8 to express gratitude towards nurses and midwives by saying thank by means of the petition signing. 

Hope you have gone through and executed the following 21 Days Lock Down Lifestyle Check List:

  1. Optimal Sleep ✅
  2. Personal Hygiene ✅
  3. Balanced Diet ✅
  4. Regular Exercise ✅
  5. Productive Engrossment✅

Based on the article shared on 25-March-2020. Those who joined late can click the link below and view the article shared earlier:

 

25-March-2020 – 21 Days Lock Down Lifestyle – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/current-concerns/27-21-days-lockdown-lifestyle

 

26-March-2020 – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/current-concerns/29-day-2-21-days-lockdown-lifestyle

 

27-March-2020 – Emotions in Lock Down – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/current-concerns/30-emotions-in-lock-down

 

28-March-2020 – Human / Biological Clock = Circadian Rhythm – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/32-human-biological-clock-circadian-rhythm

 

29-March-2020 – Optimum Sleep – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/34-optimum-sleep

 

30-March-2020 – Panic Pandemic – Cure – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/36-panic-pandemic-cure

 

31-March-2020 – My Plate for the Day – http://www.wellbiance.com/resources/My_Plate_for_the_Day.pdf

 

01-April-2020 – Health Basic Concepts – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/39-health-basic-concept

 

02-April-2020 – Health – Determinants – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/41-health-determinants

 

03-April-2020 – Disease – Classification – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/43-disease-classification

 

04-April-2020 – State of Health and Wellbeing – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/45-state-of-health-wellbeing

 

05-April-2020 – Recommended Dietary Allowances – Either download and read the PDF file by visiting URL – http://www.wellbiance.com/resources/Food_Nutrition_&_Dietetics_XI.pdf 

 

06-April-2020 – Surviving the Lockdown – Vol-1 – Download and read the e-Book PDF file by visiting URL – https://www.subbuskitchen.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Lockdown-Recipes-2.0.pdf

World Health Day – 7-April-2020 – Support Nurses & Midwives

Take a Minute to Say Thank You  

By – Dr. Ashutosh Pradhan                                                                        Click Here to download PDF

Action to be Taken:

Thank health workers or your favourite nurse / midwife – Nurses, midwives and all health workers are on the COVID-19 frontline. Take a moment to thank them and show them your appreciation. Share photos and videos of and from nurses and midwives, or otherhealth workers, and patients explaining why their work is vital. Use hashtag #SupportNursesAndMidwives and #COVID19.

Key Facts:

  • Globally, 70% of the health and social workforce are women. Nurses and midwives represent a large portion of this
  • Nurses and midwives play a key role in caring for people everywhere, including in times of outbreaks and settings that are fragile or in conflict.
  • Achieving health for all will depend on there being sufficient numbers of well-trained and educated, regulated and adequately supported nurses and midwives, who receive pay and recognition commensurate with the services and quality of care that they provide.
  • Nurses and midwives have a relationship with their patients that is based on trust; knowing the full picture of someone’s health helps improve care and saves money. They also know the traditions, cultures and practices of their communities, making them indispensable during an outbreak or emergency.
  • Investing more in midwives, who are critical for maternal and newborn health as well as for family planning, could avert over 80% of all the maternal deaths, stillbirths and neonatal deaths that occur today. And when a midwife or group of midwives provides care from pregnancy to the end of the postnatal period, almost a quarter of pre-term births can be prevented.
  • Many countries need to do more to ensure that nurses and midwives can work in an environment where they are safe from harm, respected by medical colleagues and community members, and where their work is integrated with other health-care professionals.
  • Five key investment areas:
  1. Accelerate investments in nursing and midwifery education
  2. Employ more specialist nurses
  3. Invest in the leadership skills of nurses and midwives.
  4. Make midwives and nurses the heart of primary health care
  5. Support nurses and midwives in delivering health promotion and disease prevention.

 Take a minute to sign this petition to say THANK YOU to Nurses and midwives who:

  1. Makes the world happier, healthier
  2. Keep you and your family healthy
  3. Are at the forefront of many improvements being made in our healthcare

The World needs Millions more Nurses & Midwives.

Visit URL – http://chng.it/DKmD2TN6J8 to Sign the Petition to Thank You Nurses & Midwives to Celebrate World Health Day 2020

Reference:

  1. World Health Day – 2020 – WHO – https://www.who.int/news-room/campaigns/world-health-day/world-health-day-2020 (accessed on 7-April-2020)
  2. Key Facts – WHO – accessed online – https://www.who.int/news-room/campaigns/world-health-day/world-health-day-2020/key-facts-on-world-health-day-2020 (accessed on 7-April-2020)

Day 13 / 21 Days Lock Down – Lifestyle

06-April-2020

Hearty Congratulations everyone for being in the Thirteenth Day of the Twenty-One Days Lock Down Period.

Going further to our Good Nutrition mode, here is a good booklet on this important concept of using minimum available resources to cook more nutritious food. Here is first volume of South Indian Recipes Surviving the Lockdown – Vol-1 – Download and read the e-Book PDF file by visiting URL – https://www.subbuskitchen.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Lockdown-Recipes-2.0.pdf   

 

Hope you have gone through and executed the following 21 Days Lock Down Lifestyle Check List:

  1. Optimal Sleep ✅
  2. Personal Hygiene ✅
  3. Balanced Diet ✅
  4. Regular Exercise ✅
  5. Productive Engrossment✅

 

Based on the article shared on 25-March-2020. Those who joined late can click the link below and view the article shared earlier:

 

25-March-2020 – 21 Days Lock Down Lifestyle – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/current-concerns/27-21-days-lockdown-lifestyle

 

26-March-2020 – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/current-concerns/29-day-2-21-days-lockdown-lifestyle

 

27-March-2020 – Emotions in Lock Down – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/current-concerns/30-emotions-in-lock-down

 

28-March-2020 – Human / Biological Clock = Circadian Rhythm – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/32-human-biological-clock-circadian-rhythm

 

29-March-2020 – Optimum Sleep – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/34-optimum-sleep

 

30-March-2020 – Panic Pandemic – Cure – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/36-panic-pandemic-cure

 

31-March-2020 – My Plate for the Day – http://www.wellbiance.com/resources/My_Plate_for_the_Day.pdf

 

01-April-2020 – Health Basic Concepts – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/39-health-basic-concept

 

02-April-2020 – Health – Determinants – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/41-health-determinants

 

03-April-2020 – Disease – Classification – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/43-disease-classification

 

04-April-2020 – State of Health and Wellbeing – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/45-state-of-health-wellbeing

 

05-April-2020 – Recommended Dietary Allowances – Either download and read the PDF file by visiting URL – http://www.wellbiance.com/resources/Food_Nutrition_&_Dietetics_XI.pdf  

Day 12 / 21 Days Lock Down – Lifestyle

05-April-2020

Hearty Congratulations everyone for being in the Twelfth Day of the Twenty-One Days Lock Down Period.

 In a family there may be infants, young children, adolescent, adults, and elderly all living

under one roof. It is always a big challenge to provide a good nutritious diet for each of the

member, particularly when their needs, preferences vary. So, what should be the guiding

factor to ensure balanced meals that meet the needs of all members. Is there a Standard or a Reference that would serve as a goal for Good Nutrition? Here is an authentic booklet on this

important concept of Recommended Dietary Allowances – Either download and read the PDF file by visiting URL – http://www.wellbiance.com/resources/Food_Nutrition_&_Dietetics_XI.pdf 

Hope you have gone through the following 21 Days Lock Down Lifestyle Check List:

  1. Optimal Sleep ✅
  2. Personal Hygiene ✅
  3. Balanced Diet ✅
  4. Regular Exercise ✅
  5. Productive Engrossment✅

Based on the article shared on 25-March-2020. Those who joined late can click the link below and view the article shared earlier:

 

25-March-2020 – 21 Days Lock Down Lifestyle – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/current-concerns/27-21-days-lockdown-lifestyle

 

26-March-2020 – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/current-concerns/29-day-2-21-days-lockdown-lifestyle

 

27-March-2020 – Emotions in Lock Down – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/current-concerns/30-emotions-in-lock-down

 

28-March-2020 – Human / Biological Clock = Circadian Rhythm – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/32-human-biological-clock-circadian-rhythm

 

29-March-2020 – Optimum Sleep – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/34-optimum-sleep

 

30-March-2020 – Panic Pandemic – Cure – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/36-panic-pandemic-cure

 

31-March-2020 – My Plate for the Day – http://www.wellbiance.com/resources/My_Plate_for_the_Day.pdf

 

01-April-2020 – Health Basic Concepts – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/39-health-basic-concept

 

02-April-2020 – Health – Determinants – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/41-health-determinants

 

03-April-2020 – Disease – Classification – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/43-disease-classification

 

04-April-2020 – State of Health and Wellbeing – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/45-state-of-health-wellbeing

Day 11 / 21 Days Lock Down – Lifestyle

Day 11 / 21 Days Lock Down – Lifestyle

04-April-2020

 

Hearty Congratulations everyone for being in the Eleventh Day of the Twenty-One Days Lock Down Period.

In the earlier articles we have learnt what is health, disease and classification of disease. Knowing all the concepts let’s tabulate the precise picture of Healthy State of Being – *State of Health and Wellbeing* Either download and read the PDF file shared or visit URL – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/45-state-of-health-wellbeing to read about State of Health and Wellbeing.

Hope you have gone through the following 21 Days Lock Down Lifestyle Check List:

  1. Optimal Sleep ✅
  2. Personal Hygiene ✅
  3. Balanced Diet ✅
  4. Regular Exercise ✅
  5. Productive Engrossment✅

Based on the article shared on 25-March-2020. Those who joined late can click the link below and view the article shared earlier:

 

25-March-2020 – 21 Days Lock Down Lifestyle – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/current-concerns/27-21-days-lockdown-lifestyle

 

26-March-2020 – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/current-concerns/29-day-2-21-days-lockdown-lifestyle

 

27-March-2020 – Emotions in Lock Down – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/current-concerns/30-emotions-in-lock-down

 

28-March-2020 – Human / Biological Clock = Circadian Rhythm – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/32-human-biological-clock-circadian-rhythm

 

29-March-2020 – Optimum Sleep – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/34-optimum-sleep

 

30-March-2020 – Panic Pandemic – Cure – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/36-panic-pandemic-cure

 

31-March-2020 – My Plate for the Day – http://www.wellbiance.com/resources/My_Plate_for_the_Day.pdf

 

01-April-2020 – Health Basic Concepts – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/39-health-basic-concept

 

02-April-2020 – Health – Determinants – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/41-health-determinants

 

03-April-2020 – Disease – Classification – http://www.wellbiance.com/health/wellness-coaching-top/articles/43-disease-classification

State of Health and Wellbeing

 

By – Dr. Ashutosh Pradhan                                                                        Click Here to download PDF

               In the earlier articles we have learnt what is health, disease and classification of disease. Knowing all the concepts let’s tabulate the precise picture of Healthy State of Being. While tabulating the systems in the extreme left column in Systemic Parameters portion, I have just mentioned the body parts or broader classification, however, it has no relevance medically to existing medical terminology. For example, where I have mentioned broader terminology as Head, Neck, Brain it relates to anatomical area head, neck, brain and does not include internal organs, functions. But here I have included internal organs, functions too as they relate to the area. Or major glands are anatomically located in the broader area mentioned. 

Level 1 – Mental, Social, Spiritual Wellbeing

 

W =

 

Will =

 

Balanced state of desires, aversions, wishes healthy will power

 

Complete Sense of Mental, Social, Spiritual Wellbeing resulting in Satisfaction on Emotional level.

 

E =

 

Emotions =

 

Balanced State of Joy, happy, sad, fear anxiousness and appropriate responses to situations

 

 

I =

 

Intellect =

 

Sharp five senses and its interpretation by the brain

 

M =

 

Memory =

Sharp short- and long-term memory

Level 2 – Physical Wellbeing

Personal Parameters

Normal Personal and Vital Parameters with satisfaction regarding personal parameters.  

 

Appetite

Normal

 

Bowels

Regular no complaints

 

Bladder

Regular no complaints

 

Sleep

Sound and refreshing

Vital Parameters

 

Temperature

36.5–37.5 °C (97.7–99.5 °F)

 

Pulse

70 to 90 per minute in resting

 

Respiratory Rate

12 to 18 per minute in resting

 

Blood Pressure

Systolic – 110 to 140 millimetres of mercury in lying down position

Diastolic – 70 to 90

millimetres of mercury in lying down position

 

110 / 70 to 140 / 90

millimetres of mercury in lying down position

Systemic Parameters

 

Head, Neck, Brain

Central Nervous System

Coordinated bodily movements and absence of signs and complaints

Normal Systemic Parameters

Endocrine System

Normal secretion of hormones balancing homeostat of other hormones secreted by glands in other part of body

Eyes / Vision

6 / 6

Mouth

No foul smell

 

No caries of teeth

 

Tongue clean

 

No apthaes or bleeding points

Ear

Good Heating Capacity no complaints

Nose

No nasal obstruction and no other complaints

Throat

Voice normal without any other complaints

Chest

Respiratory System

Breathing normal, respiratory rate within normal range without any complaints

Cardiac System

Heart beats normal in resting phase with normal pulse and normal blood pressure

Abdomen

 

No abnormal signs and without complaints

Pelvis

Female – Reproductive Systems

Normal 3 important epochs of womanhood in life –

(A)   Menarche Phase: 12 to 15 years: Onset of menstrual cycles and normalization. Normal development of breast with secondary sexual characters

(B)   Fertile Phase: 18 to 35 years: Normal Childbearing, lactation and restoration of menstrual cycle

(C)   Menopausal Phase: 42 to 52 years: cessation of menstruation

 

No abnormal swellings, lumps, skin changes in breast

 

Regular menstrual cycle, no complaints before, during, after periods. Duration and quantity of the flow normal.

 

No discharge other than, on or around 14th day, from the first day of last menstrual cycle which is normal during ovulatory phase

 

Normal Libido and normal associated processes

 

Male – Reproductive Systems

Development Phase: 12 to 17 years: Normal development of prostatic gland and discharge with secondary sexual characters

 

No abnormal discharge

 

No abnormal swelling in and around scrotum

 

No abnormal signs, no other complaints

 

Normal Libido and normal associated processes

 

Locomotive Systems

Shoulders, Hands

No abnormal swellings, signs and complaints

Lower limbs

No abnormal swellings, signs and complaints

Peripheral Systems

Vascular

All peripheral pulses palpable

 

Blood pressure equal on both the arms

 

No engorgement of veins

Lymphatic System

No swelling or obstruction

Nerves

No pain, no tingling numbness, no areas of lost sensation

Dermatological Systems

Hair

Healthy growth, no patches of lost hair.

Having good natural lustre

Skin

Good natural lustre

 

No changes in colour with normal sweating

 

I am sure you have got the birds eye view of the life and living. The content / satisfaction in life leads to good health and wellbeing. Hence along with accumulation of wealth accumulation of satisfaction is more important and crucial to be in the state of wellbeing for longer time period. The longer you remain in the state of complete mental, physical wellbeing you experience Quality of Living which is the purpose and objective of Wellbiance® Quality of Living Clinic to help you achieve it.

Reference:

  1. Wikipedia – accessed online – wikipedia.org
  2. Academic (1986 to 1992) and Clinical Experience (1993 to 2020) of Dr. Ashutosh Pradhan

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