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LACTIFEM PM has the following salts in its composition

  1) Sodium laureth sulfate 2) Triclosan 3) Aqua  4) Coconut oil  5) Ethylene Glycol Distearate 6) Disodium EDTA 7) Methylparaben 8) Propylparaben  9) Panthenol 10) Glycerine 11) Lactic Acid  12) Potassium Sorbate 13) Tea Tree Oil 14) Soy Protein  15) and many other ingredients

Uses Of LACTIFEM PM

Uses Of Salt: Triclosan

Triclosan is an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal component, commonly used in soaps, toothpaste, toys, detergents, surgical cleaning items.

It has also been found effective in treatment of gingivitis.

Uses Of Salt: Aqua

Aqua is alkaline ph of water and has medicinal value. It:

  • Reduces acid levels in the body acid levels in the body, obesity, and stomach acid.
  • Acts as antioxidant, detoxifying agent.
  • Increases the amount of concentration of minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium and oxygen in the body.
  • Cleanses body by flushing out wastes and toxins
  • Prevents cancer. 
  • Reduces wrinkles, ageing, acne (topical use of aqua)

Uses Of Salt: Disodium EDTA

Disodium EDTA is a chelating agent which is used in cosmetic industry for the manufacture of cosmetics and personal care products as it:

  • Deactivates metal ions in cosmetics
  • Protects fragrance  of compound
  • Prevents rancidity, metals from being deposited onto the hair, scalp, and skin.
  • Have good cleansing ability

Uses Of Salt: Methylparaben

Methylparaben is an antifungal and antibacterial agent widely used as a preservative in preparation of cosmetics such as hair care products, lotions, moisturizers, makeup products, ophthalmic solutions, topical antibiotics and parenteral solutions.

Uses Of Salt: Propylparaben

Propylparaben occurs naturally in many plants and in some insects. It acts as an antifungal agent. It is synthetically produced for the preparation of cosmetic products like creams, lotions, shampoos, moisturizers as it prevents the growth of microbes and mold, thus increasing the shelf life of cosmetic products.

Uses Of Salt: Glycerine

Glycerine is used in the treatment of following conditions:

  • Dry / rough / scaly / itchy skin
  • Diaper rash
  • Skin burns from radiation
  • Flaking skin

Uses Of Salt: Lactic Acid

Lactic acid is used for reducing acne breakouts, appearance of wrinkles & other signs of aging.

Uses Of Salt: Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a well known Indian plant with many medicinal values. It: 

Treats acne, fungal infections of nails, athlete’s foot, scabies, and ring worm.

Reduces bacterial infection of the vagina, dental plaque, gum inflammation, bad breath, symptoms of hemorrhoids, pain, inflammation and itching in children, vaginal candidacies, ear infections.

Prevents infections in case of burns, cuts, insect bites, stings, boils, and abrasions.

Relieves a sore throat cough, and congestion. 

Uses Of Salt: Soy Protein

Soy protein is the plant-based protein isolated from soya beans. It is rich in proteins, minerals, fiber and amino acids. It helps in:

  • Preventing heart diseases, colon cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, osteoporosis, kidney diseases in diabetic patients, stroke, lung cancer, and thyroid cancer.
  • Reducing bad cholesterol, overall health risks, hyperglycemia (high glucose levels in the blood), overweight, protein in urine in kidney disease patients, symptoms of menopause, monthly breast pain, crams and swelling with premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
  • Boosting energy, bone strength, calcium balance in postmenopausal women.
  • Cell growth and regeneration.
  • Reducing pigmentation.
  • Fulfilling dietary requirements in pregnant women
  • Treating diarrhea in infants, Crohn’s disease, and migraines.
  • Improving skin color, fine lines, and texture.

Side Effects Of LACTIFEM PM

Side Effects Of Salt: Triclosan

 Overuse of triclosan can possibly lead to:

  • Resistance of bacterial to triclosan
  • Increased risk of skin cancer
  • Changes in hormones
  • Increased risk of food allergy

Side Effects Of Salt: Aqua

Aqua is usually safe. Rarely it may cause:

  • Metabolic alkalosis
  • Nausea, muscle twitching
  • Tingling of face, hands or feet
  • Hand tremors, confusion

Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.

Side Effects Of Salt: Disodium EDTA

None.

Side Effects Of Salt: Methylparaben

Some side effects that may occur due to the administration of methylparaben are:

  • Eye and skin damage
  • Increased risk of breast cancer
  • Decreased sperm production and motility

Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.

Side Effects Of Salt: Propylparaben

Propylparaben is are usually  safe, but in some cases like an overdose, it may cause side effects such as:

  • Increased rate of skin aging
  • Rash, itching, irritation, burning sensation of skin

Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.

Side Effects Of Salt: Glycerine

Usually safe.

Side Effects Of Salt: Lactic Acid

Some patients may experience the following symptoms till they get used to using the medicine:

  • Black or brown spots or peeling
  • Burning or itching
  •  Scarring
  • Redness 

Side Effects Of Salt: Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is usually safe, but if used in excess, it may cause:

  • Skin irritation
  • Swelling
  • Dryness
  • Stinging /Burning /redness of skin

Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.

Side Effects Of Salt: Soy Protein

Soy protein is usually safe, but in some cases like an overdose, it may cause side effects such as:

  • Constipation, nausea
  • Bloating, rash, itching
  • Abnormal tissue growth in uterus

Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.

Contraindications Of LACTIFEM PM

Contraindications Of Salt: Triclosan

Be careful before using triclosan, if you have:

  • Any type of cancer
  • Skin allergy
  • Thyroid or any hormonal imbalance

Contraindications Of Salt: Aqua

None.

Contraindications Of Salt: Disodium EDTA

None.

Contraindications Of Salt: Methylparaben

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Hypersensitivity towards the drug methylparaben or any other allergies.

Contraindications Of Salt: Propylparaben

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Hypersensitivity towards the drug Propylparaben or any other allergies.

Contraindications Of Salt: Glycerine

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Hypersensitivity towards the drug glycerine or any other skin allergies.
  • Acne
  • Blisters

Contraindications Of Salt: Lactic Acid

People with sensitive skin should use it cautiously.

Contraindications Of Salt: Tea Tree Oil

Avoid oral intake of tea tree oil as it is poisonous to drink. 

Contraindications Of Salt: Soy Protein

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Hypersensitivity towards soy protein or any other allergies.
  • Cystic fibrosis, kidney failure
  • Milk allergy, hypothyroidism
  • Asthma, hay fever, cancer

What Is Fungal infection

A fungus is a group of organisms that make spores. Fungi live mostly everywhere and usually don’t cause infections or skin growths. But, you may occasionally get fungal growths on your skin, like ringworm, jock itch, or vaginal yeast infection, athlete's foot.

What Is Skin care

  • Skin care is mutliple activities carried on to ensure healthy looking skin devoid of any diseases and deformities.

What Is Acne

  • Acne, known as Acne Vulgaris, is one of the commonest dermatological complaints.
  • Acne is especially prevalent during puberty and young adulthood, although some people may still suffer from it into their middle years. Acne is known in the general population as "pimples."
  • Acne occurs when skin pores are blocked by excess sebum (natural oil produced by the skin) and by dead skin cells. As the sebum builds up, it causes inflammation of the surrounding skin. The lump that forms under the skin because of this blockage is called a comedo. A group of lumps is called comedones.
  • If not treated properly acne can lead to permanent scarring. Acne also has important psychological implications such as low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression, especially in youths.    

What Is Bacterial Infections

  • Bacteria are the single celled, microscopic organisms which are essential for many processes of human body and a few of them are responsible for causing harm. A bacterial infection refers to the condition when there is accumulation of harmful bacteria inside or on the human body. 

What Is Bone health

Bones act as splendid biological parts of the body to store calcium, anchor muscles, protect organs, and deliver body structure. To ensure that our bones are healthy, they keep on changing their size, shape, and position throughout life. New bones in the body keep forming as old bones deteriorate. Younger people develop new bones faster while the old bones break. This increases the bone density.

After a certain age, the bones in the body start depleting, but some develop various disorders, which deplete the bone mass faster compared to the normal speed. Depletion in bone health is generally characterized by two major disorders. These are:

  • Osteopenia: Osteopenia is a medical disorder in which the mineral and protein content of the bone tissue reduces but not that severely. A person with osteopenia may not necessarily witness a bone fracture but still, the condition defects the bone health.
  • Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is marked as a more severe condition than osteopenia and the bones become very weak in the former condition. This is due to the loss of vitamin D and calcium leading to a more severe case and permanent damage of the bone tissue. This results in progressive depletion of the bone density. 

What Is High Cholesterol

Dyslipidaemia or high cholesterol indicate the imbalance of fats (or lipids) in one’s blood system.

High cholesterol or dyslipidaemia, means that there is an imbalance of fats (or lipids), circulating in one’s blood stream. The body uses cholesterol (the fatty substance) to metabolize food and also make hormones.

The following three different measurements are used to determine one’s overall lipid health:

1.    Low-Density Lipoprotein (bad cholesterol, LDL): The higher LDL, the more is the risk of cardiovascular disease. LDL obstructs the proper blood flow into the heart and other organs by building up plaque in arteries.

2.     High-Density Lipoprotein (Good cholesterol, HDL): HDL brings back the cholesterol to the liver from other parts of the body, thus removing the harmful cholesterols from your body. The higher the HDL, the better it is for the heart.

3.   Triglycerides – Also referred to as fat in the blood. This type of fat is usually found in eatable animal fats and vegetable oils. High levels of Triglycerides signify the increased risk of cardiovascular disease as it also contributes to building up of a plaque in one’s arteries

What Is Immunity building

Immunity building refers to any measures taken to assist and strengthen the body’s immune system to function optimally and to help ward off disease. Proper functioning is necessary for us to maintain ideal health.

The state in which the immune system is functioning sub-optimally is called immunodeficiency. Immunodeficiency states can have serious consequences e.g. predisposing to life-threatening infective diseases or cancer. Overfunctioning of the immune system is also common. Conditions in which the immune system over functions are hypersensitivity reactions or allergies, as well as autoimmune diseases (when the immune system recognises the body's cells as "foreign" and starts to attack them).

The immune system is intricately and very detailed in its design. The system is divided into innate and adaptive immunity. Innate immunity is the body’s first defence against external factors. These include physical defence mechanisms such as skin, mucosa and cell walls, as well as scavenger immune molecules that catch foreign particles in the blood and lymphatic streams.

 It is an immediate defence mechanism and non-specific. It does not adapt over time. White blood cells called macrophages and phagocytes form part of the body’s innate system. Once the innate immune system recognises a threat to the body, these cells activate a system called the complement cascade which leads to further activation of more of the immune system's cells.

The adaptive immune system is more focused and contains antibodies that are formed after exposure to specific foreign substances called antigens. Antibodies are called immunoglobulins, and lymphocytes are the cells responsible for activation of the innate immune system.

Poor diet, fatigue, stress as well as certain substances or medications can all lead to over- or underperformance of the immune system. Organs that form part of the immune systems include your spleen, tonsils/ adenoids, lymphatic system and bone marrow.

Symptoms Treated With LACTIFEM PM

What Are The Symptoms Of Fungal infection

  • Itching
  • Peeling
  • Darkening of skin, redness
  • Rashes or small bump

What Are The Symptoms Of Skin care

Everybody wants to look beautiful and skin is the most important part of not only beauty but also a healthy body. Your skin shows how healthy your body is. However, skin is also the most easily affected part of the body if proper care is not taken. Some of the symptoms of poor skin are:

  • Acne, chapped lips, moles, warts
  • Early wrinkles
  • Uneven texture, patches, dryness on the skin, blotchiness.
  • Dark spots or hyperpigmentation
  • Flaky/ scaly skin, rashes 

What Are The Symptoms Of Acne

  • Acne starts out as comedones. People with acne present with blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, pustules (commonly known as “pimples”) or nodules (lumps that form under the skin). Often people with acne suffer from an oily skin complexion.
  • Acne is classified as either inflammatory or non-inflammatory acne.
  • Comedones are non-inflammatory acne. They can either be closed (whiteheads) or open (blackheads). The color of a blackhead is not debris or an indication of bad skin hygiene, but melanin (the skin’s surface pigment).
  • Inflammatory acne occurs when bacteria invade the skin, causing papules or pustules (pimples). Nodules and cysts are also inflammatory lesions. Nodules are deeper skin lesions, while cysts are fluid-filled lumps. 
  • Acne usually presents in common areas of increased oil production such as the forehead, nose, chin, chest and upper back.
  • Acne can be classified as mild, moderate or severe, depending on the amount and type of lesions. 

What Are The Symptoms Of Bacterial Infections

  • The symptoms of bacterial infections are running nose, cough, headache, restlessness. The signs of bacterial infection can be easily confused with viral infection; doctors can make out the difference by examining particular signs.    

What Are The Symptoms Of Bone health

Depletion in bone health can be determined by a number of factors. Some of these symptoms have been mentioned below:

  • Decreased grip strength: As people grow older, there are chances of the weakening of bones unless a healthy nutrition-intake is not part of the diet. One of the main ways of judging the weakening of bones is checking the grip strength as it involves the use of bones and muscles in the arms and hands. If a patient feels that the grip strength is depleting, then there are chances that he/she is suffering from bone health depletion.
  • Bone pain: Bone pain is one of the main symptoms of the disintegration of bone health and the main reason behind it is the deficiency of vitamin D from the body.
  • Decreased height: This case arises if the person is severely affected by bone health depletion. Height loss occurs when the bone tissue is reduced progressively leading to a reduction in overall height.
  • Brittle and weak fingernails: If a patient's fingernails are easily breaking and losing their grip with the bone tissue, then it is likely that the person is suffering from bone loss.
  • Bone fracture/ brittle bones: If bone fractures occur more often in the person, then his/her bone health may not be in a good condition.
  • Receding gums: Receding gums is not an uncommon symptom. While it may not be the main symptoms for bone health disintegration, it does count as an important symptom. 

What Are The Symptoms Of High Cholesterol

Usually, high cholesterol doesn’t have much of symptoms initially, except chest pain. However, it can lead to sudden heart attack or stroke, if it goes unnoticed.

What Are The Symptoms Of Immunity building

  • Recurrent or frequent colds or respiratory tract infections
  • Constant feeling of fatigue or lethargy
  • Difficulty losing or gaining weight
  • Frequent yeast infections such as gastrointestinal or genital candidiasis

Causes of diseases where LACTIFEM PM is used

What Are The Causes Of Fungal infection

  • Weakened immune system
  • Certain medications like antibiotics
  • Keeping skin wet for long
  • Swimming in infected water
  • Using contaminated items like towel, clothes
  • Diabetes 

What Are The Causes Of Skin care

Skin problems are mostly symptoms of the problem within the body. Some of the causes of poor skin health are:

  • Drinking less water (leading to dehydrated body)
  • Poor diet, eating too much of junk food
  • Too much of sun exposure, smoking, drinking alcohol
  • Stress, less physical rest
  • Pollution, not washing your face frequently
  • Using too much of make-up, using poor quality of makeup products, not removing makeup before sleeping
  • Any skin disease, any problem like imbalance of hormones

What Are The Causes Of Acne

  • Causes of acne are multifactorial. There are many myths surrounding causes and home remedies.
  • Genetics play the largest role (estimated in 80%) of acne cases.
  • Hormones, especially increased testosterone during puberty, play the second biggest role. Androgens increase the production of sebum by the skin’s oil glands as well as an increased production of cells found in the skin’s epidermis (top layer).
  • Hormonal changes during normal menstrual cycles, as well as pregnancy also play a role in women.
  • The bacteria, Propionibacterium Acnes, which is usually found on the skin, is another important role player. The areas of inflamed skin surrounding comedones make it easier for bacteria to accumulate and grow.
  • Although there are many myths surrounding diet in acne, there are few scientific conclusions around its actual role. Carbohydrates and milk products have shown some suggested links, but none are definitive.
  • Facial hygiene is important, but plays a small role, especially in severe acne.    

What Are The Causes Of Bacterial Infections

  • Bacterial Infections can be caught by someone’s sneezing, coughing, sex, contaminated food or water, infected pets or livestock.    

What Are The Causes Of Bone health

Bone health disintegration causes and possible risks are mentioned below:

  • Menopause: Oestrogen produced in women helps regulate bone mass during their reproductive age. Once post-menopause stage enters in their life, the oestrogen levels start declining, leading to bone declination.
  • Genetic factors: There are several individuals who are genetically prone to conditions promoting loss of bones like osteoporosis and osteopenia.
  • Aging: Aging is one of the main causes of bone loss and is somewhat unavoidable.
  • Lifestyle factors: A person's lifestyle can have a drastic effect on the way his/her bone health progresses. Various lifestyle factors that can cause bone health deterioration are extreme stress, too much smoking, excessive drinking of alcohol, improper diet, and lack of sedentary lifestyle and exercise.  

What Are The Causes Of High Cholesterol

  • Obesity
  • Eating fatty foods
  • No physical exercise
  • Age (after 20, it starts to rise).
  • Family history

What Are The Causes Of Immunity building

Causes of reduced immunity can either be intrinsic/ hereditary or acquired.

Intrinsic or primary immunodeficiencies are inborn genetic errors. There are more than hundred different types and forms of primary immunodeficiency syndromes described. These include immunodeficiency syndromes such as selective IgA deficiency, DiGeorge syndrome and Ataxia Telangiectasia.

Secondary or acquired immunodeficiency states can be due to diseases or conditions such as:

Systemic disorders:

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Malnutrition or being underweight
  • Auto-immune disorders

Medications or substances:

  • Long-term corticosteroid use
  • Tumour Necrosis Factor (TNF) used in auto-immune diseases like inflammatory bowel disease or rheumatoid arthritis. Chemotherapy or radiation.
  • Alcoholism

Physiological states:

  • Pregnancy is a normal physiological state of lowered immunity.
  • Ageing is also a natural process that causes lowered immunity.

Worst Foods With LACTIFEM PM

What Are The Worst Foods For Fungal infection

  • Poor eating habits lead to the poor immune system, which in turn leads to the risk of catching the fungal infection. You should avoid:
  • Eating stale food, bacteria laden water.
  • Too much use of anti-biotics, as weakens the immune system.
  • High amounts of processed foods (especially sugar).
  • Foods with high glycemic acid (white bread, most white rice, high sugar breakfast cereals).
  • Dairy products except for probiotic yoghurt.
  • Nuts and seeds like Cashews and pistachios which have the high content of carbohydrates.
  • Smoked meat.

What Are The Worst Foods For Skin care

  • Reduce sugar intake.
  • Fast food, junk food.
  • Cow’s milk (Sometimes cow’s milk is taken from pregnant cows. It has increased levels of hormones, which in turn can cause acne). 

What Are The Worst Foods For Acne

  • Avoid foods with a high-glycaemia component (simple sugars/carbohydrates)
  • White rice, Rice cakes, Potatoes, Puffed cereals, White Bread, Pasta, Sugar in any form- Honey, and fructose (bananas, mangoes, apricots, pineapples)
  • Some studies have linked dairy to acne, although the response is based on the individual
  • If you have excluded both carbohydrates and dairy from your diet, and you still struggle with acne, it is advised to consult your doctor for treatment
  • If you are already on treatment for acne, eliminating these foods may be complementary.    

What Are The Worst Foods For Bacterial Infections

Foods that must not be consumed if suffering from Bacterial Infection are:

  • Unpasteurized and contaminated dairy products
  • Protein foods (raw meat, tofu, eggs and fish)
  • Raw and dirty fruits15vegetable sprouts
  • Salads from market
  • Refrigerated salsa
  • Uncooked grain and miso products
  • Brewed tea
  • Unpasteurized juices
  • Herbal Supplements    

What Are The Worst Foods For Bone health

 

The decrease in bone health may have multiple reasons behind it, but the primary reason for bone health degradation is the kind of food a person consumes. Hence, the worst foods that should be avoided are:

  • Caffeine: With the consumption of coffee, magnesium and calcium are excreted in the urine at a much higher rate. Research says that consumption of two cups of coffee can lead to bone disintegration. Also, consumption of three coffee cups takes away around 45mg of calcium from the body. This risk keeps on worsening on more and more consumption of coffee, which ultimately leads to the fracturing of the hip bone.
  • Alcohol: Alcohol is one of the worst food items that increase the risks of bone health degradation. Consumption of regular alcohol deteriorates overall health, including bones. This is because alcohol acts as an inhibitor of the absorption of essential minerals as it reduces the magnesium levels in the body. Excessive intake of alcohol too can lead to bone fracture with time.
  • Salts: Too much salt consumption leads to removal of calcium through the urine in the body. Sodium that is present in foods at 20% or above is not suitable for the bones, so they ought to be avoided.
  • Saturated fat foods: Saturated fat is not recommended to be a part of the diet of a person suffering from bone health depletion. Saturated fat will act as a counterproductive compound, leading to the thinning of the bones. This will eventually lead to bone fracture. Some well-known foods that contain saturated fats are tropical oils, cream, butter, lard, poultry skin, and red meat. 

What Are The Worst Foods For High Cholesterol

Here are the things you should avoid:

  • Saturated fats: Red meat, whole-fat dairy products, eggs, vegetable oils, such as palm oil, coconut oil, and cocoa butter. Saturated fat can increase your levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol and at the same time lowers triglycerides and nudges up levels of "good" HDL cholesterol. Hence, saturated fats should be taken in moderate quantities.
  • Trans fats: Pies, cakes, cookies, donuts, French fries, chips, Margarine, samosa, muffins, pan cakes, fried chicken and other fried items.

What Are The Worst Foods For Immunity building

  • Sugar and refined carbohydrates. High glycemic index carbohydrates and sugar wreak havoc on your body's immune system, by causing insulin spikes and blood sugar surges, increasing inflammation and lowering immunity.
  • Processed foods especially high in colourants, preservatives and chemicals all increase inflammation and lower immunity.
  • Foods high in saturated fatty acids.
  • Excessive alcohol intake reduces white blood cells in the immune system after long term use.

Do's With Usage of LACTIFEM PM

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Fungal infection

  • Keep your skin dry as wet skin often can cause fungal infection. People who sweat more are more likely to get the fungal infection. So, wipe your body dry frequently if you perspire heavily.
  • Wash all towels/ clothes in warm soapy water
  • Keep you bath tub dry and disinfected. Clean it especially after every bath.
  • Take vitamins and probiotics to improve your immune system.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Skin care

  • Drink lots of water.
  • Whether you have acne or not, keep your face clean. Cleanse at least twice a day.
  • Use natural cleansers to clean your face.
  • Exercise and relax.
  • Use only good quality skin care products.
  • Find out the exact cause of your skin problem as skin problems can be caused due to hormonal changes, taking contraceptive pills, stress, smoking, over exposure to sun etc. Identify the root cause and make your treatment plan accordingly. 

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Acne

  • Consult your doctor sooner rather than later. Early treatment is important, especially for moderate to severe acne, to prevent scarring
  • Sunlight has some anti-inflammatory effects. Moderate sunlight exposure may help curb the inflammation, but be sure to use a non-comedogenic sunscreen    

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Bacterial Infections

  • The habit of washing hands frequently must be developed.
  • Keep the household objects that are used by many clean (Telephones, keys, doorknobs, taps, sink etc.).
  • Wash fruits and vegetables well before eating.
  • Toys for toddlers must be kept clean.
  • Get properly vaccinated.
  • Take care of general well being.
  • Keep your ears neat.
  • Don’t use cotton swabs, hairpins or clips for cleaning your ears.    

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Bone health

  • Get enough sunlight without sunscreen, especially in morning or afternoon. If you are worried about sunburns or tanning, enrich your food with natural anti-oxidants like blueberries, raspberries, goji berries and pomegranates.
  • People 50+: Skin’s ability capacity to absorb Vitamin D reduces with age. Hence, there is more need of taking Vitamin D supplements.
  • Manage your weight as obese people are more prone to getting vitamin D deficiency.
  • Eat foods naturally rich in vitamin D.
  • Exercise: People who don't exercise are likely to lose calcium from their bones, leading to bone health depletion. Exercising can help with stretching of muscles that will ultimately keep the bones flexible, upright, and maintain the storage of calcium in them. People should exercise with the increase in weight gradually to improve the structure of the bones. Some capable exercises are brisk walking, dancing, swimming, or aerobics. 
  • Understand the genetic factors and act accordingly: It is prudent to know the family history of the person to learn about bone loss conditions like osteoporosis in other family members (especially mother's side). Once the research is done, act accordingly by improving dietary habits and exercising on a regular basis. 
  • Get a DEXA scan: DEXA is the acronym for Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry, which is used for checking the bone mineral density in a person. This scan will help to measure the bone strength so that necessary steps to prevent further bone loss can be done. 

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage High Cholesterol

  • Exercise regularly (3o minutes daily for 5 days a week) and keep your weight under control.
  • Though fat people are more at risk of getting high cholesterol, it can also happen to thin people. Hence, get the regular check up done after the age of 40 years.
  • Eat low salt, low-fat diet.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Immunity building

  • Exercise frequently. At least 30mintes per day of light to moderate exercise 3-5 times a week. Exercise increases immunoglobulin levels, as well as the efficiency of innate system's cells. Extreme amounts of exercise may, however, lead to a weakening of your immune system. Balance is key.
  • Reduce stress levels. Learn relaxation techniques. Take frequent breaks. Go on holiday when possible, or take time off from work 3-4 monthly.
  • Follow a diet providing optimal nutritional support.
  • Assist your body in its functioning. Hydrate and help your body to detoxify. Drink at least 2 litres of clean, purified water per day.
  • Optimise sleep quantity and quality. Adults need 6 to 8 hours of good quality sleep per night.

Dont's With Usage Of LACTIFEM PM

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Fungal infection

Since fungal infections are contagious, you should take special care of the following:

  • Avoid scratching the infected area
  • Do not share infected person’s clothes, towel or comb.
  • Sometimes, water in swimming pools also may also cause fungal infection. Check if you experience continuous itching or rashes after swimming.
  • Avoid works which require long term exposure to water like washing clothes, cleaning utensils etc., if you have the fungal infection in your hands.
  • Avoid taking too much of anti-biotics, immune suppressants and steroids, as they cause increased risk of getting fungal infections.
  • If you have the fungal infection in your feet, do not wear close shoes. Use flip flops instead.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Skin care

  • Use make-up sparingly.
  • Avoid using fragrances, pomades, or gels on your hair. If they get on your face, they can block your skin's pores and irritate your skin. 
  • Avoid touching your skin part which has acne, rashes. It can spread the bacteria, and also irritate the already inflamed facial skin.
  • Do not sleep with make-up on.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Acne

  • Skin moisture balance is essential. Do not over dry your skin with cleaning products. Over drying will cause the skin to produce more sebum, creating a vicious circle.
  • Do not use facial scrubs too often, as the exfoliation may worsen the skin’s irritation
  • Although it can be very tempting, do not "squeeze" the acne as it causes a spread of bacteria, that can lead to more acne, and may result in scarring.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Bacterial Infections

  • Avoid consuming contaminated or easily mishandled food.
  • Don’t consume stale food
  • Avoid smoking and being a passive smoker.    

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Bone health

  • Don’t stay indoors for long periods.
  • Do not go out in sun with screen applied as it blocks the absorption of vitamin D through the skin.
  • Do not have any shield between you and sun rays (like a glass window) as it blocks the absorption of Vitamin D by the skin. Let sun ray fall directly on your skin.
  • Do not use steroids for a prolonged period: There are a number of drugs, such as corticosteroids, that reduce the storage of calcium in the bones. Such steroidal drugs are meant for the treatment of various kinds of cancers in the body. While a patient may need to stick to a steroidal medication for a long period, this may result in the reduction of bone health with time. So, it is advisable to consult the healthcare specialist for periodic check-ups of the effect of such drugs on the bone density as well. If possible, such corticosteroids need to be avoided.
  • Do not stress yourself: Stress is another reason for an indirect depletion of bone mass. With an increase in stress, the adrenal gland in the body fails to produce serotonin properly. This leads to the increase in cortisol in the body. High cortisol levels cause insomnia. But, in order to generate new bone tissues, sleep is necessary. With insomnia taking over the body, it will reduce a person's sleeping activity, hence leading to decrease in the rate of production of bone tissue.
  • Do not keep body idle for too long: People who have bone health problems must not keep their body idle for too long. The body needs to keep moving from time to time so that the bone mass does not go waste.  

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage High Cholesterol

  • Alcohol, smoking is a complete no-no for patients with high cholesterol.
  • Do not have a sedentary life style.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Immunity building

  • Do not expose yourself to sudden changes in extreme temperature environments e.g. walking out into the cold after a full-on gym session.
  • Do not smoke. Smoking causes generalised inflammation of body tissues and leads to weakened immunity and poor tissue healing.

Other Useful Tips With Usage OfLACTIFEM PM

What Are The Tips For Skin care

  • Exfoliate your face with scrub made for face.
  • De-germ your cell phone. 

What Are The Tips For Acne

  • Zinc and Omega 3 supplementation can be added to maintain normal skin function. Increase water intake (2 liters per day) to help your body detoxify.
  • Natural oils, such as tea tree oil, applied topically oil has shown some benefit in mild acne. It is always best to consult your physician first before using any complementary products, as it may interfere with other medications that you are on.

What Are The Tips For Bone health

  • Avoid substance use like smoking, alcohol.
  • If you have a family history of osteoporosis, you need to take extra care of yourself at a younger age.
  • Make exercise a habit.

What Are The Tips For Immunity building

Nutritional and complementary substances that have shown to improve immune system functioning include:

  • Moringa
  • Spirulina
  • Echinacea
  • Ginseng

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Uses Of LACTIFEM PM

Uses Of Salt: Triclosan

Triclosan is an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal component, commonly used in soaps, toothpaste, toys, detergents, surgical cleaning items.

It has also been found effective in treatment of gingivitis.

Uses Of Salt: Aqua

Aqua is alkaline ph of water and has medicinal value. It:

  • Reduces acid levels in the body acid levels in the body, obesity, and stomach acid.
  • Acts as antioxidant, detoxifying agent.
  • Increases the amount of concentration of minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium and oxygen in the body.
  • Cleanses body by flushing out wastes and toxins
  • Prevents cancer. 
  • Reduces wrinkles, ageing, acne (topical use of aqua)
Uses Of Salt: Disodium EDTA

Disodium EDTA is a chelating agent which is used in cosmetic industry for the manufacture of cosmetics and personal care products as it:

  • Deactivates metal ions in cosmetics
  • Protects fragrance  of compound
  • Prevents rancidity, metals from being deposited onto the hair, scalp, and skin.
  • Have good cleansing ability
Uses Of Salt: Methylparaben

Methylparaben is an antifungal and antibacterial agent widely used as a preservative in preparation of cosmetics such as hair care products, lotions, moisturizers, makeup products, ophthalmic solutions, topical antibiotics and parenteral solutions.

Uses Of Salt: Propylparaben

Propylparaben occurs naturally in many plants and in some insects. It acts as an antifungal agent. It is synthetically produced for the preparation of cosmetic products like creams, lotions, shampoos, moisturizers as it prevents the growth of microbes and mold, thus increasing the shelf life of cosmetic products.

Uses Of Salt: Glycerine

Glycerine is used in the treatment of following conditions:

  • Dry / rough / scaly / itchy skin
  • Diaper rash
  • Skin burns from radiation
  • Flaking skin
Uses Of Salt: Lactic Acid

Lactic acid is used for reducing acne breakouts, appearance of wrinkles & other signs of aging.

Uses Of Salt: Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a well known Indian plant with many medicinal values. It: 

Treats acne, fungal infections of nails, athlete’s foot, scabies, and ring worm.

Reduces bacterial infection of the vagina, dental plaque, gum inflammation, bad breath, symptoms of hemorrhoids, pain, inflammation and itching in children, vaginal candidacies, ear infections.

Prevents infections in case of burns, cuts, insect bites, stings, boils, and abrasions.

Relieves a sore throat cough, and congestion. 

Uses Of Salt: Soy Protein

Soy protein is the plant-based protein isolated from soya beans. It is rich in proteins, minerals, fiber and amino acids. It helps in:

  • Preventing heart diseases, colon cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, osteoporosis, kidney diseases in diabetic patients, stroke, lung cancer, and thyroid cancer.
  • Reducing bad cholesterol, overall health risks, hyperglycemia (high glucose levels in the blood), overweight, protein in urine in kidney disease patients, symptoms of menopause, monthly breast pain, crams and swelling with premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
  • Boosting energy, bone strength, calcium balance in postmenopausal women.
  • Cell growth and regeneration.
  • Reducing pigmentation.
  • Fulfilling dietary requirements in pregnant women
  • Treating diarrhea in infants, Crohn’s disease, and migraines.
  • Improving skin color, fine lines, and texture.

Side Effects Of LACTIFEM PM

Sideeffect Of Salt: Triclosan

 Overuse of triclosan can possibly lead to:

  • Resistance of bacterial to triclosan
  • Increased risk of skin cancer
  • Changes in hormones
  • Increased risk of food allergy
Sideeffect Of Salt: Aqua

Aqua is usually safe. Rarely it may cause:

  • Metabolic alkalosis
  • Nausea, muscle twitching
  • Tingling of face, hands or feet
  • Hand tremors, confusion

Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.

Sideeffect Of Salt: Disodium EDTA

None.

Sideeffect Of Salt: Methylparaben

Some side effects that may occur due to the administration of methylparaben are:

  • Eye and skin damage
  • Increased risk of breast cancer
  • Decreased sperm production and motility

Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.

Sideeffect Of Salt: Propylparaben

Propylparaben is are usually  safe, but in some cases like an overdose, it may cause side effects such as:

  • Increased rate of skin aging
  • Rash, itching, irritation, burning sensation of skin

Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.

Sideeffect Of Salt: Glycerine

Usually safe.

Sideeffect Of Salt: Lactic Acid

Some patients may experience the following symptoms till they get used to using the medicine:

  • Black or brown spots or peeling
  • Burning or itching
  •  Scarring
  • Redness 
Sideeffect Of Salt: Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is usually safe, but if used in excess, it may cause:

  • Skin irritation
  • Swelling
  • Dryness
  • Stinging /Burning /redness of skin

Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.

Sideeffect Of Salt: Soy Protein

Soy protein is usually safe, but in some cases like an overdose, it may cause side effects such as:

  • Constipation, nausea
  • Bloating, rash, itching
  • Abnormal tissue growth in uterus

Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.

Contraindications Of LACTIFEM PM

Contraindications Of Salt: Triclosan

Be careful before using triclosan, if you have:

  • Any type of cancer
  • Skin allergy
  • Thyroid or any hormonal imbalance
Contraindications Of Salt: Aqua

None.

Contraindications Of Salt: Disodium EDTA

None.

Contraindications Of Salt: Methylparaben

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Hypersensitivity towards the drug methylparaben or any other allergies.
Contraindications Of Salt: Propylparaben

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Hypersensitivity towards the drug Propylparaben or any other allergies.
Contraindications Of Salt: Glycerine

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Hypersensitivity towards the drug glycerine or any other skin allergies.
  • Acne
  • Blisters
Contraindications Of Salt: Lactic Acid

People with sensitive skin should use it cautiously.

Contraindications Of Salt: Tea Tree Oil

Avoid oral intake of tea tree oil as it is poisonous to drink. 

Contraindications Of Salt: Soy Protein

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Hypersensitivity towards soy protein or any other allergies.
  • Cystic fibrosis, kidney failure
  • Milk allergy, hypothyroidism
  • Asthma, hay fever, cancer

Best Foods With LACTIFEM PM

What Are The Best Foods For Fungal infection

The better immune system leads to better fighting off diseases. Some foods, like following, can help you fight fungal infections naturally:

  • Coconut. It is one of the best anti-microbial foods. It’s high in one of the best anti-microbial foods. Lauric acid and caprylic acid present in coconut have been shown to fight the abnormal level of candida yeast in the body. You can also apply the oil on your skin to protect your skin from unhealthy bacteria present in the environment.
  • Garlic: Fresh garlic cloves are the best source of vitamin B6, potassium which helps in detoxifying the body and improving the immune system. Eat one clove of raw garlic every day to build good bacteria in the body.
  • Oregano: Oregano oil and oregano leaves (one tablespoon) contain anti-oxidants, chlorophyll which helps fight bacteria in the body and strengthen the immune system.
  • Pumpkin seeds: Help in fighting parasites.
  • Onions: Onions are rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, antioxidants, and potassium. These are recommended for eating whether you have mild or serious fungal infection.

What Are The Best Foods For Skin care

  • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables:
  • Vitamin A (sweet potatoes, red chili peppers, butternut squash, lettuce, spinach, broccoli, collard greens, and carrots),
  • Vitamin C (green leafy vegetables, oranges, cabbage, fortified cereals, lemon, papaya, juices),
  • Vitamin E, Vitamin B 12 (Beef, mutton, egg, liver, milk and cheese).

What Are The Best Foods For Acne

  • According to an article published in 2009 in the Dermato-endocrinology journal, research to date," does not prove that diet causes acne but rather influences it to some degree which is still difficult to quantify."
  • Although studies are inconclusive on the effects of diet on acne, maintaining a healthy balanced diet is important.
  • Acne is an inflammatory reaction, so following a diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables is important, as it contains antioxidants that help your body to fight inflammation.
  • Refined sugar causes your body’s insulin to spike. Insulin has been linked to increased sebum production in the skin’s sebaceous glands.
  • Zinc, Vitamin A, and E, as well as Omega 3 fatty acids, are strong anti-inflammatory sources.
  • Foods that contain Zinc: Cashews, Pumpkin seeds, Flax seeds, Peanuts, Lentils, Soya, Spinach, Beef
  • Foods containing Vitamin A: Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Paprika, Cod liver oil, Kale, Mangoes, Peas, Spinach
  • Foods containing Vitamin E:  Tomatoes, Butternut, Mangoes, Almonds, Spinach, Hazelnuts, Kale, Paprika
  • Low glycemic index carbohydrates: Brown rice, whole-wheat bread and cereals, Steel Cut Oats, Peas and leafy greens. Certain fruits- apples, oranges, grapefruit, plums, strawberries
  • Omega 3 containing foods: Walnuts, Flax Seed, Tuna, Kale, Spinach, Chia Seeds 

What Are The Best Foods For Bacterial Infections

Foods to consume to get rid of bacterial infections are:

  • Garlic helps eliminate harmful fungus, worms, yeast with its anti-microbial properties
  • Coconut Oil has a component called lauric acid which acts against microbes
  • Gingerol present in ginger is good for bacterial infections
  • Fermented foods make body’s defence system strong
  • Lemons help fight pathogens both inside and outside the body
  • Horseradish is beneficial for the Urinary Tract Infections and the lung infections
  • Pine apple helps in digestion and fights against microbes
  • Turmeric has strong antimicrobial abilities
  • Raw and unprocessed honey contains an enzyme that releases Hydrogen Peroxide which eliminates some kinds of bacteria.
  • Cabbage is very good for immune system and digestion    

What Are The Best Foods For Bone health

For maintaining healthy and strong bones, it is recommended that the intake of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin D and calcium is promoted in the person with bone health loss. So, here is a list of important food items:

  • Lean-protein diet: Protein helps with generating collagen fibres that help with maintaining the bone structure. Moreover, protein taken in adequate amounts by the body helps in strengthening the bone tissues. On the other hand, a high-protein diet, which is usually followed in weight loss programs, may lead to reduced bone density. In addition, a study stated that older adults with low protein have a higher risk of developing weak bones and that too, rapidly. A lean-protein diet comprises of food items like seeds and nuts, beans, fish, skinless poultry, chicken, etc. 
  • Fruits and Vegetables: While research on the evident benefits of fruits and vegetables in a person's diet suffering from bone health loss is still progressing, many experts say that it is helpful with the reduction of calcium loss in the bones. Another study suggests that it is due to flavonoids and phenols in the fruits and vegetables that help strengthen the bones. Furthermore, such healthy foods comprise of a rich quantity of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins that are all stored inside bones for increasing their density. Fruits and vegetables that are good for bones are Chinese cabbage, collard greens, okra, broccoli, dandelion greens, turnip greens, kale, mustard greens, oranges, kiwi, prunes, rhubarb, prickly pears, dried apricots, etc.
  • Eggs: Even though the composition of an egg is limited with only 6% vitamin D, it is a food item that is easily available. However, readers should note that the vitamin D is not in the egg white, but the egg yolk.
  • Sardines: Sardines are often spotted as canned food items that unbelievably have high calcium and vitamin D levels. For people who do not mind eating fish, sardines turn out to be one of the most prominent sources of the key ingredients for maintaining bone health.
  • Cheese: Calcium is a key ingredient found in cheese, but that does not make it eatable in excess. Maintaining a healthy cheese-eating habit comprises of about 1.5 ounces of its consumption on a daily basis. However, cheese is not able to fulfil the intake of vitamin D so the person with bone health loss may need some other source for the vitamin-part.
  • Milk: Another rich source of calcium is milk that can cover up at least 30% of daily calcium intake. Moreover, there are many brands that offer milk rich in vitamin D as well. This makes it another healthy food item for bolstering those weak bones.
  • Yogurt: A cup of yoghurt a day can help with maintaining a healthy diet comprising of essential minerals including calcium and vitamin D. Do note that for the ones who are considering opting for Greek yoghurt may not find it a rich source of calcium and vitamin D. 

What Are The Best Foods For High Cholesterol

Different foods help lowering cholesterol in different ways. Some foods have soluble fibre that binds cholesterol in the digestive system and pushes them out of the body before they even enter the circulation.

Others give polyunsaturated fats, helpful in directly lowering LDL. Some have stanols and plant sterols that inhibit the body from absorbing cholesterol.

  • Oats. Oats give you soluble fibre, which helps in improving the cholesterol. One bowl of oatmeal, with added banana and a few strawberries, is the best breakfast.
  • Barley, other whole grains: They deliver soluble fibre, thus lowering risk of a heart disease.
  • Beans. Beans (kidney beans, garbanzos, lentils and black eyed peas) are also rich in soluble fibre.
  • Nuts: Two ounces of almonds, walnuts, peanuts etc. not only reduce LDL but also provide other nutrients which protect the heart in many ways.
  •  Vegetable oils. Use liquid vegetable oils such as sunflower, canola, and safflower instead of butter or pure ghee in cooking.
  • Citrus fruits, apples, grapes and strawberries are rich in pectin, a type of soluble fibre which lowers LDL.
  • Fish: To lower LDL, eat fish 2-3 times a week as it delivers omega 3 fats.

What Are The Best Foods For Immunity building

  • Foods high in antioxidants, especially berries.
  • Vitamin C is a potent anti-inflammatory and immune booster. Foods rich in vitamin C include Grapefruits, oranges, red bell peppers, strawberries, papaya.
  • Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to some auto-immune diseases. Foods rich in vitamin D include egg yolks, beef liver, cheese, mushrooms, fish such as tuna and salmon.
  • Probiotic rich foods lower intestinal inflammation and stimulate good bacteria in the gut, strengthening the immune system. Foods include yogurt, kefir, kombucha.
  • Garlic cloves. Garlic has long been used for its antibacterial and antiviral properties as well as immune boosting abilities.
  • Ginger boosts immunity and is anti-inflammatory.
  • Coconut oil contains lauric acid that has a strong antiviral and antibacterial component.
  • Zinc helps fight infections. Zinc is especially rich in shellfish foods.

Worst Foods With LACTIFEM PM

What Are The Worst Foods For Fungal infection

  • Poor eating habits lead to the poor immune system, which in turn leads to the risk of catching the fungal infection. You should avoid:
  • Eating stale food, bacteria laden water.
  • Too much use of anti-biotics, as weakens the immune system.
  • High amounts of processed foods (especially sugar).
  • Foods with high glycemic acid (white bread, most white rice, high sugar breakfast cereals).
  • Dairy products except for probiotic yoghurt.
  • Nuts and seeds like Cashews and pistachios which have the high content of carbohydrates.
  • Smoked meat.

What Are The Worst Foods For Skin care

  • Reduce sugar intake.
  • Fast food, junk food.
  • Cow’s milk (Sometimes cow’s milk is taken from pregnant cows. It has increased levels of hormones, which in turn can cause acne). 

What Are The Worst Foods For Acne

  • Avoid foods with a high-glycaemia component (simple sugars/carbohydrates)
  • White rice, Rice cakes, Potatoes, Puffed cereals, White Bread, Pasta, Sugar in any form- Honey, and fructose (bananas, mangoes, apricots, pineapples)
  • Some studies have linked dairy to acne, although the response is based on the individual
  • If you have excluded both carbohydrates and dairy from your diet, and you still struggle with acne, it is advised to consult your doctor for treatment
  • If you are already on treatment for acne, eliminating these foods may be complementary.    

What Are The Worst Foods For Bacterial Infections

Foods that must not be consumed if suffering from Bacterial Infection are:

  • Unpasteurized and contaminated dairy products
  • Protein foods (raw meat, tofu, eggs and fish)
  • Raw and dirty fruits15vegetable sprouts
  • Salads from market
  • Refrigerated salsa
  • Uncooked grain and miso products
  • Brewed tea
  • Unpasteurized juices
  • Herbal Supplements    

What Are The Worst Foods For Bone health

 

The decrease in bone health may have multiple reasons behind it, but the primary reason for bone health degradation is the kind of food a person consumes. Hence, the worst foods that should be avoided are:

  • Caffeine: With the consumption of coffee, magnesium and calcium are excreted in the urine at a much higher rate. Research says that consumption of two cups of coffee can lead to bone disintegration. Also, consumption of three coffee cups takes away around 45mg of calcium from the body. This risk keeps on worsening on more and more consumption of coffee, which ultimately leads to the fracturing of the hip bone.
  • Alcohol: Alcohol is one of the worst food items that increase the risks of bone health degradation. Consumption of regular alcohol deteriorates overall health, including bones. This is because alcohol acts as an inhibitor of the absorption of essential minerals as it reduces the magnesium levels in the body. Excessive intake of alcohol too can lead to bone fracture with time.
  • Salts: Too much salt consumption leads to removal of calcium through the urine in the body. Sodium that is present in foods at 20% or above is not suitable for the bones, so they ought to be avoided.
  • Saturated fat foods: Saturated fat is not recommended to be a part of the diet of a person suffering from bone health depletion. Saturated fat will act as a counterproductive compound, leading to the thinning of the bones. This will eventually lead to bone fracture. Some well-known foods that contain saturated fats are tropical oils, cream, butter, lard, poultry skin, and red meat. 

What Are The Worst Foods For High Cholesterol

Here are the things you should avoid:

  • Saturated fats: Red meat, whole-fat dairy products, eggs, vegetable oils, such as palm oil, coconut oil, and cocoa butter. Saturated fat can increase your levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol and at the same time lowers triglycerides and nudges up levels of "good" HDL cholesterol. Hence, saturated fats should be taken in moderate quantities.
  • Trans fats: Pies, cakes, cookies, donuts, French fries, chips, Margarine, samosa, muffins, pan cakes, fried chicken and other fried items.

What Are The Worst Foods For Immunity building

  • Sugar and refined carbohydrates. High glycemic index carbohydrates and sugar wreak havoc on your body's immune system, by causing insulin spikes and blood sugar surges, increasing inflammation and lowering immunity.
  • Processed foods especially high in colourants, preservatives and chemicals all increase inflammation and lower immunity.
  • Foods high in saturated fatty acids.
  • Excessive alcohol intake reduces white blood cells in the immune system after long term use.

Symptoms Treated With LACTIFEM PM

What Are The Symptoms Of Fungal infection

  • Itching
  • Peeling
  • Darkening of skin, redness
  • Rashes or small bump

What Are The Symptoms Of Skin care

Everybody wants to look beautiful and skin is the most important part of not only beauty but also a healthy body. Your skin shows how healthy your body is. However, skin is also the most easily affected part of the body if proper care is not taken. Some of the symptoms of poor skin are:

  • Acne, chapped lips, moles, warts
  • Early wrinkles
  • Uneven texture, patches, dryness on the skin, blotchiness.
  • Dark spots or hyperpigmentation
  • Flaky/ scaly skin, rashes 

What Are The Symptoms Of Acne

  • Acne starts out as comedones. People with acne present with blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, pustules (commonly known as “pimples”) or nodules (lumps that form under the skin). Often people with acne suffer from an oily skin complexion.
  • Acne is classified as either inflammatory or non-inflammatory acne.
  • Comedones are non-inflammatory acne. They can either be closed (whiteheads) or open (blackheads). The color of a blackhead is not debris or an indication of bad skin hygiene, but melanin (the skin’s surface pigment).
  • Inflammatory acne occurs when bacteria invade the skin, causing papules or pustules (pimples). Nodules and cysts are also inflammatory lesions. Nodules are deeper skin lesions, while cysts are fluid-filled lumps. 
  • Acne usually presents in common areas of increased oil production such as the forehead, nose, chin, chest and upper back.
  • Acne can be classified as mild, moderate or severe, depending on the amount and type of lesions. 

What Are The Symptoms Of Bacterial Infections

  • The symptoms of bacterial infections are running nose, cough, headache, restlessness. The signs of bacterial infection can be easily confused with viral infection; doctors can make out the difference by examining particular signs.    

What Are The Symptoms Of Bone health

Depletion in bone health can be determined by a number of factors. Some of these symptoms have been mentioned below:

  • Decreased grip strength: As people grow older, there are chances of the weakening of bones unless a healthy nutrition-intake is not part of the diet. One of the main ways of judging the weakening of bones is checking the grip strength as it involves the use of bones and muscles in the arms and hands. If a patient feels that the grip strength is depleting, then there are chances that he/she is suffering from bone health depletion.
  • Bone pain: Bone pain is one of the main symptoms of the disintegration of bone health and the main reason behind it is the deficiency of vitamin D from the body.
  • Decreased height: This case arises if the person is severely affected by bone health depletion. Height loss occurs when the bone tissue is reduced progressively leading to a reduction in overall height.
  • Brittle and weak fingernails: If a patient's fingernails are easily breaking and losing their grip with the bone tissue, then it is likely that the person is suffering from bone loss.
  • Bone fracture/ brittle bones: If bone fractures occur more often in the person, then his/her bone health may not be in a good condition.
  • Receding gums: Receding gums is not an uncommon symptom. While it may not be the main symptoms for bone health disintegration, it does count as an important symptom. 

What Are The Symptoms Of High Cholesterol

Usually, high cholesterol doesn’t have much of symptoms initially, except chest pain. However, it can lead to sudden heart attack or stroke, if it goes unnoticed.

What Are The Symptoms Of Immunity building

  • Recurrent or frequent colds or respiratory tract infections
  • Constant feeling of fatigue or lethargy
  • Difficulty losing or gaining weight
  • Frequent yeast infections such as gastrointestinal or genital candidiasis

Causes of diseases where LACTIFEM PM is used

What Are The Causes Of Fungal infection

  • Weakened immune system
  • Certain medications like antibiotics
  • Keeping skin wet for long
  • Swimming in infected water
  • Using contaminated items like towel, clothes
  • Diabetes 

What Are The Causes Of Skin care

Skin problems are mostly symptoms of the problem within the body. Some of the causes of poor skin health are:

  • Drinking less water (leading to dehydrated body)
  • Poor diet, eating too much of junk food
  • Too much of sun exposure, smoking, drinking alcohol
  • Stress, less physical rest
  • Pollution, not washing your face frequently
  • Using too much of make-up, using poor quality of makeup products, not removing makeup before sleeping
  • Any skin disease, any problem like imbalance of hormones

What Are The Causes Of Acne

  • Causes of acne are multifactorial. There are many myths surrounding causes and home remedies.
  • Genetics play the largest role (estimated in 80%) of acne cases.
  • Hormones, especially increased testosterone during puberty, play the second biggest role. Androgens increase the production of sebum by the skin’s oil glands as well as an increased production of cells found in the skin’s epidermis (top layer).
  • Hormonal changes during normal menstrual cycles, as well as pregnancy also play a role in women.
  • The bacteria, Propionibacterium Acnes, which is usually found on the skin, is another important role player. The areas of inflamed skin surrounding comedones make it easier for bacteria to accumulate and grow.
  • Although there are many myths surrounding diet in acne, there are few scientific conclusions around its actual role. Carbohydrates and milk products have shown some suggested links, but none are definitive.
  • Facial hygiene is important, but plays a small role, especially in severe acne.    

What Are The Causes Of Bacterial Infections

  • Bacterial Infections can be caught by someone’s sneezing, coughing, sex, contaminated food or water, infected pets or livestock.    

What Are The Causes Of Bone health

Bone health disintegration causes and possible risks are mentioned below:

  • Menopause: Oestrogen produced in women helps regulate bone mass during their reproductive age. Once post-menopause stage enters in their life, the oestrogen levels start declining, leading to bone declination.
  • Genetic factors: There are several individuals who are genetically prone to conditions promoting loss of bones like osteoporosis and osteopenia.
  • Aging: Aging is one of the main causes of bone loss and is somewhat unavoidable.
  • Lifestyle factors: A person's lifestyle can have a drastic effect on the way his/her bone health progresses. Various lifestyle factors that can cause bone health deterioration are extreme stress, too much smoking, excessive drinking of alcohol, improper diet, and lack of sedentary lifestyle and exercise.  

What Are The Causes Of High Cholesterol

  • Obesity
  • Eating fatty foods
  • No physical exercise
  • Age (after 20, it starts to rise).
  • Family history

What Are The Causes Of Immunity building

Causes of reduced immunity can either be intrinsic/ hereditary or acquired.

Intrinsic or primary immunodeficiencies are inborn genetic errors. There are more than hundred different types and forms of primary immunodeficiency syndromes described. These include immunodeficiency syndromes such as selective IgA deficiency, DiGeorge syndrome and Ataxia Telangiectasia.

Secondary or acquired immunodeficiency states can be due to diseases or conditions such as:

Systemic disorders:

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Malnutrition or being underweight
  • Auto-immune disorders

Medications or substances:

  • Long-term corticosteroid use
  • Tumour Necrosis Factor (TNF) used in auto-immune diseases like inflammatory bowel disease or rheumatoid arthritis. Chemotherapy or radiation.
  • Alcoholism

Physiological states:

  • Pregnancy is a normal physiological state of lowered immunity.
  • Ageing is also a natural process that causes lowered immunity.

Do's With Usage of LACTIFEM PM

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Fungal infection

  • Keep your skin dry as wet skin often can cause fungal infection. People who sweat more are more likely to get the fungal infection. So, wipe your body dry frequently if you perspire heavily.
  • Wash all towels/ clothes in warm soapy water
  • Keep you bath tub dry and disinfected. Clean it especially after every bath.
  • Take vitamins and probiotics to improve your immune system.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Skin care

  • Drink lots of water.
  • Whether you have acne or not, keep your face clean. Cleanse at least twice a day.
  • Use natural cleansers to clean your face.
  • Exercise and relax.
  • Use only good quality skin care products.
  • Find out the exact cause of your skin problem as skin problems can be caused due to hormonal changes, taking contraceptive pills, stress, smoking, over exposure to sun etc. Identify the root cause and make your treatment plan accordingly. 

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Acne

  • Consult your doctor sooner rather than later. Early treatment is important, especially for moderate to severe acne, to prevent scarring
  • Sunlight has some anti-inflammatory effects. Moderate sunlight exposure may help curb the inflammation, but be sure to use a non-comedogenic sunscreen    

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Bacterial Infections

  • The habit of washing hands frequently must be developed.
  • Keep the household objects that are used by many clean (Telephones, keys, doorknobs, taps, sink etc.).
  • Wash fruits and vegetables well before eating.
  • Toys for toddlers must be kept clean.
  • Get properly vaccinated.
  • Take care of general well being.
  • Keep your ears neat.
  • Don’t use cotton swabs, hairpins or clips for cleaning your ears.    

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Bone health

  • Get enough sunlight without sunscreen, especially in morning or afternoon. If you are worried about sunburns or tanning, enrich your food with natural anti-oxidants like blueberries, raspberries, goji berries and pomegranates.
  • People 50+: Skin’s ability capacity to absorb Vitamin D reduces with age. Hence, there is more need of taking Vitamin D supplements.
  • Manage your weight as obese people are more prone to getting vitamin D deficiency.
  • Eat foods naturally rich in vitamin D.
  • Exercise: People who don't exercise are likely to lose calcium from their bones, leading to bone health depletion. Exercising can help with stretching of muscles that will ultimately keep the bones flexible, upright, and maintain the storage of calcium in them. People should exercise with the increase in weight gradually to improve the structure of the bones. Some capable exercises are brisk walking, dancing, swimming, or aerobics. 
  • Understand the genetic factors and act accordingly: It is prudent to know the family history of the person to learn about bone loss conditions like osteoporosis in other family members (especially mother's side). Once the research is done, act accordingly by improving dietary habits and exercising on a regular basis. 
  • Get a DEXA scan: DEXA is the acronym for Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry, which is used for checking the bone mineral density in a person. This scan will help to measure the bone strength so that necessary steps to prevent further bone loss can be done. 

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage High Cholesterol

  • Exercise regularly (3o minutes daily for 5 days a week) and keep your weight under control.
  • Though fat people are more at risk of getting high cholesterol, it can also happen to thin people. Hence, get the regular check up done after the age of 40 years.
  • Eat low salt, low-fat diet.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Immunity building

  • Exercise frequently. At least 30mintes per day of light to moderate exercise 3-5 times a week. Exercise increases immunoglobulin levels, as well as the efficiency of innate system's cells. Extreme amounts of exercise may, however, lead to a weakening of your immune system. Balance is key.
  • Reduce stress levels. Learn relaxation techniques. Take frequent breaks. Go on holiday when possible, or take time off from work 3-4 monthly.
  • Follow a diet providing optimal nutritional support.
  • Assist your body in its functioning. Hydrate and help your body to detoxify. Drink at least 2 litres of clean, purified water per day.
  • Optimise sleep quantity and quality. Adults need 6 to 8 hours of good quality sleep per night.

Dont's With Usage Of LACTIFEM PM

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Fungal infection

Since fungal infections are contagious, you should take special care of the following:

  • Avoid scratching the infected area
  • Do not share infected person’s clothes, towel or comb.
  • Sometimes, water in swimming pools also may also cause fungal infection. Check if you experience continuous itching or rashes after swimming.
  • Avoid works which require long term exposure to water like washing clothes, cleaning utensils etc., if you have the fungal infection in your hands.
  • Avoid taking too much of anti-biotics, immune suppressants and steroids, as they cause increased risk of getting fungal infections.
  • If you have the fungal infection in your feet, do not wear close shoes. Use flip flops instead.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Skin care

  • Use make-up sparingly.
  • Avoid using fragrances, pomades, or gels on your hair. If they get on your face, they can block your skin's pores and irritate your skin. 
  • Avoid touching your skin part which has acne, rashes. It can spread the bacteria, and also irritate the already inflamed facial skin.
  • Do not sleep with make-up on.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Acne

  • Skin moisture balance is essential. Do not over dry your skin with cleaning products. Over drying will cause the skin to produce more sebum, creating a vicious circle.
  • Do not use facial scrubs too often, as the exfoliation may worsen the skin’s irritation
  • Although it can be very tempting, do not "squeeze" the acne as it causes a spread of bacteria, that can lead to more acne, and may result in scarring.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Bacterial Infections

  • Avoid consuming contaminated or easily mishandled food.
  • Don’t consume stale food
  • Avoid smoking and being a passive smoker.    

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Bone health

  • Don’t stay indoors for long periods.
  • Do not go out in sun with screen applied as it blocks the absorption of vitamin D through the skin.
  • Do not have any shield between you and sun rays (like a glass window) as it blocks the absorption of Vitamin D by the skin. Let sun ray fall directly on your skin.
  • Do not use steroids for a prolonged period: There are a number of drugs, such as corticosteroids, that reduce the storage of calcium in the bones. Such steroidal drugs are meant for the treatment of various kinds of cancers in the body. While a patient may need to stick to a steroidal medication for a long period, this may result in the reduction of bone health with time. So, it is advisable to consult the healthcare specialist for periodic check-ups of the effect of such drugs on the bone density as well. If possible, such corticosteroids need to be avoided.
  • Do not stress yourself: Stress is another reason for an indirect depletion of bone mass. With an increase in stress, the adrenal gland in the body fails to produce serotonin properly. This leads to the increase in cortisol in the body. High cortisol levels cause insomnia. But, in order to generate new bone tissues, sleep is necessary. With insomnia taking over the body, it will reduce a person's sleeping activity, hence leading to decrease in the rate of production of bone tissue.
  • Do not keep body idle for too long: People who have bone health problems must not keep their body idle for too long. The body needs to keep moving from time to time so that the bone mass does not go waste.  

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage High Cholesterol

  • Alcohol, smoking is a complete no-no for patients with high cholesterol.
  • Do not have a sedentary life style.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Immunity building

  • Do not expose yourself to sudden changes in extreme temperature environments e.g. walking out into the cold after a full-on gym session.
  • Do not smoke. Smoking causes generalised inflammation of body tissues and leads to weakened immunity and poor tissue healing.

LACTIFEM PM has the following salts in its composition

 1) Sodium laureth sulfate 2) Triclosan 3) Aqua 4) Coconut oil 5) Ethylene Glycol Distearate 6) Disodium EDTA 7) Methylparaben 8) Propylparaben 9) Panthenol 10) Glycerine 11) Lactic Acid 12) Potassium Sorbate 13) Tea Tree Oil 14) Soy Protein 15) and many other ingredients

Other Useful Tips With Usage Of LACTIFEM PM

What Are The Tips For Acne

  • Zinc and Omega 3 supplementation can be added to maintain normal skin function. Increase water intake (2 liters per day) to help your body detoxify.
  • Natural oils, such as tea tree oil, applied topically oil has shown some benefit in mild acne. It is always best to consult your physician first before using any complementary products, as it may interfere with other medications that you are on.

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Batch No : LP701
Exp Date : 03/20