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Depression
What is Depression?
Depression is a common mental disorder that presents with depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy, and poor concentration. These problems can become chronic or recurrent and lead to substantial impairments in an individual's ability to take care of his or her everyday responsibilities. At its worst, depression can lead to suicide, a tragic fatality associated with the loss of about 850 000 lives every year. Depression is a very common disorder and affecting around 121 million of people worldwide. It is among the leading causes of disability worldwide.

Evolution of Depression:
Our life is full of different ups and downs. We all experience episodes of stress, unhappiness, sadness, or grief. We feel sad and depressed often when a loved one dies or we suffer a personal tragedy or difficulty such as divorce, loss of a job, or death of a loved one, we feel depressed. Most of us are able to cope with these and other types of stressful events. Within some period of time, most of us are able to return to our normal activities. But when these feelings of sadness and other symptoms make hard for us to get through the day and when the symptoms last for more than a couple of weeks in a row, we may have what is called the Clinical depression.

Some people believe that depression is "normal" in people who are elderly, have other health problems, have setbacks or other tragedies, or have bad life situations. On the contrary, clinical depression is always abnormal.

Adjustment disorder is a state of distress that occurs in relation to a stressful life event. It is usually an isolated reaction that resolves when the stress passes. It may be accompanied by a depressed mood, but it is not considered as Clinical depression.

Types of Clinical Depression:
According to the severity, there are few types of Clinical depression: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is an episode of change in mood that lasts for weeks or months. It is one of the most severe types of depression. It usually involves a low or irritable mood or a loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities. It interferes with one's normal functioning and often includes physical symptoms. A person may experience only one episode of major depression, but often there are repeated episodes over an individual's lifetime. This is entirely a subjective feeling. There is no laboratory test to corroborate the diagnosis.

Psychotic depression refers to the situation when depression and hallucinations or delusions are experienced at the same time (co-occur). This may be the result of depression that becomes so severe that it results in the sufferer losing touch with reality.

Dysthymia is less severe than major depression but usually goes on for a longer period. There are few symptomless periods when the patients feel fairly normal between episodes of low mood. The symptoms usually do not completely disrupt one's normal activities.

Bipolar Disorder involves episodes of depression, usually severe, alternating with episodes of extreme elation called mania. This condition is sometimes called as Manic Depression. The depression that is associated with bipolar disorder is often referred to as bipolar depression.

When depression is not associated with bipolar disorder, it is called unipolar depression and on the basis of its severity it might be called as Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).

Seasonal Depression or seasonal affective disorder is depression that occurs only at a certain time of the year, usually winter, when the number of daylight hours is lower. It is sometimes called "winter blues." Although it is predictable, it can be very severe.

What happens if un-treated of mal-treated?
The biggest barriers to overcoming depression are recognition of the condition and seeking appropriate treatment. Most of the patients who are having depression do not wish to visit with the doctor and they do not consider themselves unhealthy. Or the problem depression may be exfoliated in a different manner, like some continuous ill-health without any perceptible pathology, multi-system pain or un-easiness etc. Secondly, till date our society is not fully educated about the mental diseases, thus the patients feel lonely, no-one understands their problem, society is not supporting them and most of the time these conditions remain unnoticed for long time. Ultimately, the condition might present with Psychotic Depression or Major Depressive Disorder, which is very difficult to cure.

Our modern-day conventional system of medicine is very limited for the treatment and cure for depression cases. There are different types of anti-depressant medications; all of them are having instant effect and long term side-effect of the same kind of medication. The patient becomes very much dependent with the medication for their whole life. Some patients who do not response to the oral medications, are given Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), which is having its dangerous side-effects.

Management of Depression at Homeopathy Health Centre :-
We at Homeopathy Health Centre treat the diseases in a rapid, gentle and permanent manner with the help of Homoeopathic medication, combining with dietary guideline and Yoga by Dr. Pancholi's Team of expert Homoeopathic Doctors.

Homoeopathy : With the help of homoeopathic medication we can go to the root of the cause, due to which the patient had developed depression. With the help of Dr. Pancholi's Formulated Homoeopathic Medication we can permanently heal a person who is suffering from this problem for the long time. Homoeopathic medications are very safe and do not have any long lasting side effect.

Yoga :
Regular exercises are essential to good health. Exercise has been found to increase the levels of the body's own natural antidepressants called endorphins. Simple regular brisk walk is very helpful in Depression. It has been accepted even by the modern science that regular exercise of few pranayams and yoga is helpful for improving the body's own immunity and blood circulations to some particular very essential parts of the brain. It also helps in proper functioning of the neurotransmitter of the brain which in term help in curing the patients from Depression.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or AD/HD or ADD) refers to a chronic bio-behavioral developmental disorder that initially manifests in childhood and is characterized by hyperactivity, impulsivity, and/or inattention. These symptoms (hyperactivity, impulsivity, and/or inattention) can lead to difficulty in academic, emotional, and social functioning. This disorder is one of the most common disorders of childhood.

Facts :-
  • It is affecting about 3-5% of children globally.
  • About 2-16% of school going children are having the same problem.
  • It is diagnosed 2-4 times as frequently in boys as in girls.
  • It is found that the symptoms persists 30-50% of those individuals diagnosed in childhood continuing to have symptoms into adulthood.

What happens if un-treated or mal-treated?
The most common problem with ADHD patients is that both of these problems remain un-noticed and un-diagnosed for long time, because of the ignorance of the family members. This disease causes major problem to the personality and mental makeup of the children. In most of the patients this problem persists till the adulthood. This disorder leads to difficulty in academic, emotional, and social functioning of the children. This might turn a child into non-performer and ultimately child's academic career can be severely affected with this disorder, but physically that particular child might not have any pathological signs or symptoms. ADHD may accompany with other disorders such as anxiety or depression. In the latest research and development it has been found that depression in ADHD appears to be increasingly prevalent in children as they get older.

Present-day conventional treatment for ADHD is very limited and there is no specific treatment of ADHD in the conventional mode of treatment. There are few stimulant medication like methylphenidate and there are few non-stimulant medications such as atomoxetine are there but these medications are not having any permanent term of effect. These medicines are also having some potent side effects if taken for long periods of time.

Management of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at Homeopathy Health Centre :-
We at Homeopathy Health Centre treat the diseases in a rapid, gentle and permanent manner with the help of Homoeopathic medication, combining with dietary guideline and Yoga by Dr. Pancholi's Team of expert Homoeopathic Doctors.

Homoeopathy : With the help of homoeopathic medication we can go to the root of the cause. It has been seen that regular and continuous intake of Dr. Pancholi's Formulated Homoeopathic Medication can permanently heal the children with ADHD. Homoeopathic medications are very safe and do not have any side effect.

Diet : There is a scientific study published in The Lancet in 2007 found a link between children's ingestion of many commonly used artificial food colours, the preservative sodium benzoate and hyperactivity. Thus the ADHD patients' parents should be guided properly about the intake of different food items containing artificial food colours. Other than this, the patients who are suffering from ADHD are mostly suffer from malnutrition syndrome because they have comparatively less appetite than the other children. Thus the parents should be guided with proper diet chart which Dr. Pancholi's Team of Expert Homoeopathic Doctors can deliver very effectively.
Obesity
What is Obesity ?
Obesity means your body has accumulated excessive amount fat and this is posing a risk to your health. When you consume more calories than you burn off, the body stores these excess calories as fat and you start gaining weight.

Obese people are at a higher risk of developing heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, joint pains, etc. Obesity has attained epidemic proportions today due to faulty food habits combined with lack of physical activity.

Global statistics clearly show that the disease is on rise not only in developed nations but also in developing countries. Nearly one third of all Americans today are obese. According to the WHO, in 2005, obesity globally affected at least 400 million adults. The projection was that by the year 2015 more than 700 million will be obese. Billions of dollars are spent every year to tackle with obesity and this includes costs of diet foods, diet books, diet pills, treatment of diseases associated with diabetes, etc.

Obesity Causes :-
When you take consume more calories than you are able to burn off, you start gaining weight. The body stores these excess calories as fat. Over a period of time, this fat increases; if there is no corrective change in the lifestyle and this contributes to obesity.

Additionally, the reasons of obesity are:
  • Poor eating habits and food choices: Diets and drinks high in calories, oversized food portions, fast foods, skipping breakfast, etc. are habits detrimental to weight management
  • Lack of physical activities / exercise: Sedentary life that is without adequate physical activities is another major contributor to obesity
  • Genetic: The amount of fat stored in the body as well its distribution is largely determined by the genetic make up of an individual
  • Family history: 0n account of having similar lifestyle and food habits, people from the same family may suffer from obesity of a similar pattern. If one or both of the parents are obese, a child's risk of being obese is significantly increased
  • Pregnancy: Weight gain during pregnancy is a normal and essential phenomenon; however, some women may find it difficult to lose this excess weight after childbirth
  • Certain hormonal problems such as Cushing's syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOD/PCOS), arthritis, etc. are the causes of obesity
  • Chronic arthritis or any other chronic pain may indirectly contribute to obesity since physical activities are reduced due to pain and the patient may tend to overeat to psychologically combat the pain
  • Certain medications like steroids, antidepressants, seizure medications, certain high blood pressure medicines, etc. may also cause weight gain
  • Psychological causes include Bulimia, emotional stress, anxiety, depression, etc. that can lead to overeating thus contributing to obesity

Homeopathy Treatment
An extract of sea kelp which has been used as a homeopathic remedy for obesity for over 100 years has now been scientifically proved to speed up the metabolic rate and burn up calories faster. This has been widely researched and accepted by the UK Medicines Control Agency (MCA) as a suitable active ingredient for oral administration in medicines. Homeopathy is indeed a holistic and the safest way to overcome obesity without any side-effects.

At Dr. Pancholi's, we have been treating this condition for over 5 years now and have given good results in many cases. Successful programs for weight reduction and maintenance at Dr. Pancholi's, include Homeopathic treatment along with an exercise schedule and a diet plan specially prepared by our qualified and experienced nutritionists.

The homeopathic constitutional treatment of obesity takes care of underlying medical, hormonal or psychological causes of obesity and can help in preventing complications of the same. Homeopathic medicines can help you to lose weight by improving your digestion, metabolism & elimination. In addition, certain specific homeopathic medicines for weight-loss help to burn calories faster than normal.

Additionally, specialized and individualized diet plans charted out by our nutritionists ensure that you lose weight gradually without landing up with any side-effects such as nutritional deficiencies, hair loss, etc. Regular scientific monitoring is done every month to keep a check on the patient's health.