Monthly Archives: May 2011

BACH FLOWER REMEDIES: KEY-NOTE SYMPTOMS

1. AGRIMONY: Conceals his internal mental torture behind the facade of a care-free and cheerful face—weeps inside, laughs outside.2. ASPEN REMEDY: Apprehensions, unfounded fears. Fear without any rhyme or reason at any time of day and night. Mortally afraid of something he knows not what.3. BEECH: Intolerance, criticizes and condemns without making any allowance for even the genuine difficulties of others. Unsympathetic. Lacks humility.4. CENTAURY: Lack of will—a weak willing slave doing other’s job who cannot refuse to be used as door-mat by others. Persons who appear to have no choice except to obey others.5. CERATO: Distrust of ones own judgement. Fails to be guided by his inner voice. Asks other’s opinion about his personal problems, is confused on getting their conflicting views and usually opts for the wrong choice, then laments after discovering that his own judgement was after all correct. Meanwhile he has made a nuisance of himself by asking frivolous questions from others.6. CHERRY PLUM: Desperation. Fear of losing his mind’s control over his actions. Can do anything— even kill some body or kill himself at the spur of the moment, without thinking. Unbearable condition of mind. Apt to act on impulse than on reason.7. CHESTNUT BUD: Inattentive. Repeats the same mistakes again and again; does not learn from past experiences. Absent minded, prone to road accidents.*33\308\8*

MODES OF DETECTION OF DIABETES IN SYMPTOMATIC INDIVIDUALS(Symptoms of Diabetes)MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS

Increase in frequency of urine (polyuria) more at night (Nocturia)Increase in thirst (Polydypsia).Increase in appetite (Polyphagia)Unexplained weight loss & Weakness and Giddiness,COMMON SYMPTOMS OF DIABETESPruritus – Generalized – Itching all over the body. Pruritus Vulva – Itching specially over female genitalias. Balanitis – Scratches, whiteness, reddness, itching at forskin over penis in males.OTHER SYMPTOMSCramps in legs.Impotence (Sexual weakness) in males.Tingling & numbness in lower limbs (feet) & upper limbs (Hands) — (Parasthesia).Repeated infection: Boils / Carbuncles (boil with multiple openings) etc.DIABETES DETECTED DURING THE COURSE OF OTHERILLNESSESFeverHepatitis (Jaundice)Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)DepressionCraniopathies Herpes ZosterMyocardial Infarction (Heart attack)Cerebro Vascular Accident (Paralysis in any part of body)Arthritis (joint pains)Other Endocrinal Disorder (acromegaly, cushing disease etc.)CASES REFERRED FROM OTHER DEPARTMENTSEYE DEPTT. (Ophthomology): Eye complaints leading to detection of diabetes.Frequent changes in spectacles (Refractory Errors)Repeated stye (infection) Repeated Corneal erosionsPremature Cataract Retinopathy etc.GYNAECOLOGICAL COMPLAINTS :Repeated abortionsCongenital Malfoitned BabyBig baby deliverySudden intra-uterine foetal deathSmall for gestational age, HydroamnioasRepeated UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)As a screening procedure during pregnancyPre-operative screeningDelayed wound healingPolycystic ovaries (Insulin resistance syndrome) etc.DENTAL COMPLAINTS :Tooth acheTooth extractionSepsisInfectionBefore dental surgerySURGICAL COMPLAINTS :P re-operative screening Delayed wound healingCarbuncle Diabetic foot — first presentation Infective Ulcer or GangreneAfter Trauma / injury / accident first time diabetes detectsAbscess / Sepsis / anywhere in bodyPost-operative upper abdomen surgery (occasional)ENT COMPLAINTS :VertigoRepeated sorethroatInfection — Nasal, Ear, Tonsilar, ParatonsillarAbscess — Nasal, septum, Ac SOM, Ch SOM (Suppurative Otitis Media)Hearing Loss — May be first presentation in old age. ORTHOPAEDIC COMPLAINTS:Frozen Shoulder (painful movement) Infection: Bone & JointsAbscessTubercular (Potts Spines) Trauma and Fractures, Pre-operative detectionDelayed or non-healing / non union of fractures,Backache Spondylosis etc.SKIN AND SOFT TISSUE : Infection – Fungal, Viral, Bacterial Skin pigmentation over shin (leg area) XanthelasmaNacrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum (NLD) VitiligoAcanthosis Ngricans Pmritus.Conclusion : It is important to realise that Diabetes can be asymptomatic and early diagnosis is mandatory which can prevent or postpone various complications of diabetes.*18\329\8*

EVALUATION OF THE CHILD WITH A FIRST SEIZURE WITHOUT FEVER

Now, let’s talk about the evaluation of a child who has had a first seizure without fever.If your child clearly has had a seizure, your first question, and indeed that of your physician, is “Why? What caused it?” While laboratory tests neither prove nor disprove that your child has had a seizure, they can, at times, be very helpful in searching for a cause and in predicting the likelihood of further seizures.Since a seizure is the result of a disturbance of normal brain function and since there can be many different types of disturbances, there are many different causes of seizures.One type of disturbance is acute, usually only temporary, and while capable of causing a single seizure (a single provoked seizure), rarely causes recurrent seizures. Since some of these—causes such as infection or trauma—could require urgent treatment, your physician will concentrate on them at the time of your child’s first seizure.Most first seizures without fever are of unknown cause.While not knowing a cause for the seizure is frustrating, the diagnosis of an idiopathic seizure (a seizure of unknown cause) is the best possible diagnosis for your child. A diagnosis of idiopathic seizure is an occasion for considerable optimism. It means that your doctor hasn’t found a serious cause. More than half of first seizures are idiopathic. Idiopathic seizures are likely to be completely controlled with medication and are likely to be outgrown. If there is a single such seizure, your child does not have epilepsy.*38\208\8*