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XTRACAL PM TABLET has the following salts in its composition

 1) Alfacalcidol  2) Calcium  3) Isoflavones 4) Zinc 5) Magnesium 6) Copper 7) Boron 8) Manganese

Uses Of XTRACAL PM TABLET

Uses Of Salt: Alfacalcidol

It is used as a supplement of vitamin D for treating low calcium levels and bone metabolism.

It is also used for:

  • Treating or preventing bone conditions caused by kidney failure.
  • Treating deformity of bones caused by lack of calcium.

Uses Of Salt: Zinc

Zinc  is useful in the following conditions, as it:

  • Reduces risk of Infertility, early delivery, oesophageal Cancer, diabetes, and aging.
  • Treats diarrhea, Wilson’s disease, age related vision loss, anemia, anorexia, ADHD in children, Leprosy, peptic ulcers.
  • Relieves Depression, the Common cold.
  • Heals Burns, diaper rash, Foot ulcers due to diabetes, swelling, and ulcers in the mouth due to radiation therapy.
  • Prevents gingivitis, plaque, Bad Breath, pressure ulcers.
  • Reduces symptoms of sickle cell anemia.

Uses Of Salt: Magnesium

Magnesiumis a mineral supplement, used for preventing or treating low levels of magnesium in the blood.

Magnesium is an important mineral for the proper functioning of nerves, cells, muscles, heart and bones. Hence, it is prescribed as a supplement in various lungs, bones or heart diseases. A balanced diet provides desired levels of magnesium.

Uses Of Salt: Copper

Copper  is used in the treatment of following conditions:

Uses Of Salt: Boron

Used to treat or prevent bone loss (Osteoporosis); hypoparathyroidism, pseudohypoparathyroidism, familial hypophosphatemia

Uses Of Salt: Manganese

Manganese is an essential mineral of our body. It is needed to:

  • Prevent Cancer, epileptic seizures, and Osteoporosis.
  • Control diabetes
  • Improve thyroid health, cognitive function, digestion.
  • Boost metabolism, vitamin absorption
  • Regulate glucose metabolism, pre menstrual cycle.
  • Treat osteoArthritis, Osteoporosis, complications of the chronic pulmonary disease (COPD).

Side Effects Of XTRACAL PM TABLET

Side Effects Of Salt: Alfacalcidol

Consult your doctor if any of the following severe side effects occur:

  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Sweating
  • Thirst
  • Rashes
  • Hypercalcaemia
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Side Effects Of Salt: Zinc

Zinc is usually safe, but in some cases (over doses)it may cause:

  • Fatigue
  • Stomach pain
  • Fever
  • Coughing

Side Effects Of Salt: Magnesium

Magnesiumis usually safe. Some of the side-effects may be:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Upset stomach
  • Calcium deficiency in patients having already low levels of calcium
  • Overdose of magnesium can cause:
  • Nausea, confusion, vomiting
  • Respiratory paralysis
  • Extremely lower blood pressure
  • Slowed heart rate 

Side Effects Of Salt: Copper

Copper  is mostly safe, but in some cases  (or) over doses, it may cause:

  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Fever, stomach pain
  • Low blood pressure

Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.

Side Effects Of Salt: Boron

Nausea/vomiting, constipation, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, mental/mood changes, unusual tiredness; side effects of hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria, ectopic calcification, & renal & CV damage.

Side Effects Of Salt: Manganese

Manganese intake is usually safe, but an over dose can cause:

  • Tremor (shaking)
  • Symptoms of  Parkinson’s disease

Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.

Contraindications Of XTRACAL PM TABLET

Contraindications Of Salt: Alfacalcidol

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

  • Pregnant or planning for pregnancy, breast feeding
  • Renal Impairment
  • High blood calcium level
  • High blood phosphate level
  • Any kidney problem

Contraindications Of Salt: Zinc

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

  • Hyper sensitivity towards zinc or any other allergies.
  • Diabetes
  • HIV / AIDS

Contraindications Of Salt: Magnesium

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

  • Low blood pressure
  • Muscle stiffness, muscle pain

Contraindications Of Salt: Copper

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

  • Hyper sensitivity towards the copper or any other allergies.
  • Direct oral intake
  • Haemodialysis
  • Kidney disease
  • Wilson’s disease

Contraindications Of Salt: Boron

It is contraindicated in case of hypercalcaemia and evidence of vitamin D toxicity.

Contraindications Of Salt: Manganese

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

  • Anaemia (iron deficiency)
  • While taking nutrients through veins
  • Persistent Liver problems

What Is Anaemia

  • In Anaemia, lesser oxygen is carried around the body by red blood cells. Anemia can be of different types.

What Is Common cold

The common cold is simply referred to as cold as well. The common cold is a contagious disease caused by viruses. It occurs in the upper part of the respiratory tract which affects mainly the nose. The body parts that may get affected by common cold are voice box, sinus, and throat. Symptoms and signs of the common cold may start to appear within two days after the exposure to the virus.The common cold is accompanied by a headache, sneezing, runny nose, sore throat, coughing and sometimes fever as well. Generally, it might take a week to 10 days in the recovery. Some of the symptoms can stay even for three weeks. When the symptoms of common cold worsen, it can turn into Pneumonia.

The force of around 200 viruses is involved for causing the common cold. A virus known as rhinovirus is the most prevalent cause of common cold. Common cold vaccines are not yet available. The antidote of the common cold is also not yet made but relieve to the patients can be provided by treating the symptoms.

In humans, the common cold is one of the most reoccurring infectious diseases. Averagely, an adult may suffer from cold from a couple of times to four times in a year. Cold occurs mainly in winters. 

What Is Diarrhoea

  • Diarrhoea is an increased frequency of bowel movements (stools) and also increased looseness of the motion. Diarrhoea can be due to higher fluid secretion into the intestine, minimal fluid absorption by the intestines or swift passage of stool from the intestine.
  • Acute Diarrhoea stays for 4 to 5 days but the chronic Diarrhoea can last up to 4 weeks. Recurrent and severe Diarrhoea can be a sign of an intestinal disease. 

What Is Hyperthyroidism

A thyroid is a butterfly-shaped small gland that is located in the front part of the neck. It produces two primary hormones namely tetraiodothyronine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). These hormones control cells’ energy consumption strategy. The thyroid gland regulates the metabolism by releasing these two hormones.

Hyperthyroidism or overactive thyroid disease is referred to as a special condition of the thyroid. It occurs when thyroid gland starts to produce a large amount of T4, T3, or both. 

What Is Osteoarthritis

  • Osteoarthritis (OA) is also known as degenerative joint disease, degenerative arthritis is a chronic condition that can harm any join. However, the most likely affected parts are knees, hips, lower back, and neck, small joints of the fingers, thumb and the big toes’ base. 

What Is Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

Diabetes mellitus (type 2) is characterized by high blood sugar, relative lack of insulin and insulin resistance. It is a long term metabolic disorder.

Long term complications of diabetes are diabetic retinopathy, resulting in blindness, heart disease, strokes, kidney failure, poor flow of blood in limbs requiring amputation.

Symptoms Treated With XTRACAL PM TABLET

What Are The Symptoms Of Anaemia

  • Common symptoms of anemia are tiredness, dizziness, and breathlessness.

What Are The Symptoms Of Common cold

After the exposure to the virus, the symptoms may occur in few days. Certain symptoms and signs of the common cold are as followed:

  • Stuffy or a runny nose.
  • Soreness in the throat is felt.
  • Regular coughing.
  • Congestion is experienced in the chest.
  • A mild headache and slight body pain may occur.
  • Continuous sneezing is experienced in some of the cases.
  • A little temperature rise of the body can occur.
  • Feeling of general sickness may be felt.
  • The nose may discharge green or yellow, thicker mucus.
  • Breaths become shorter.
  • Wheezing.
  • Pain in the sinus.
  • Pain in the ear can be experienced.
  • Eyes and eyelids may become heavy.
  • Extreme fussiness may occur.
  • Unusual drowsiness is experienced.
  • Loss of appetite can also be of the symptoms of common cold.
  • Certain complicated symptoms that may occur along the common cold:

There are fewer chances of such complications but sometimes cold gets worse and reaches to one’s ears, sinuses, or chest.

  • Ear infection: The main signs of ear infection are yellow or green nasal discharge and aching ears. It commonly occurs in small children.
  • Sinusitis: When a common cold stays for a longer period then the chances of sinusitis increases. Symptoms of sinusitis may include infected and inflamed sinuses.
  • Asthma: Wheezing or difficulty in breathing may be provoked by a common cold.
  • Chest infection: Infections like bronchitis and pneumonia can be caused by prolonged common cold.
  • Strep throat: Common cold is accompanied by strep throat infection. In this condition, throat becomes sore along with coughing.

What Are The Symptoms Of Diarrhoea

  • Loose, watery stools.
  • Cramps in abdomen leading to abdominal pains.
  • Frequent bowel movements.
  • Urgent need to pass bowls
  • Blood in stool (sometimes)
  • Bloating 

What Are The Symptoms Of Hyperthyroidism

Sometimes, Hyperthyroidism can be visible through the enlarged thyroid gland (called a goitre). It can be one-sided or symmetrical. The eyes can also appear more prominent that is a symptom of exophthalmos, a sign of Graves’ disease, and it is the most common symptom of Hyperthyroidism.

Other symptoms of Hyperthyroidism may be as follows:

  • Feeling anxious, nervous or irritable.
  • Feeling very weak or tired.
  • Experiencing mood swings.
  • Sensitivity to heat.
  • Irregular or fast heartbeat or palpitations.
  • Sudden unexplained weight loss
  • Increased frequency of the bowel movements.
  • Shaking in fingers and hands (tremor).
  • Thinning skin.
  • Sleep problems.
  • Fine and brittle hair.
  • Changes in your menstrual cycle.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Restlessness.
  • Itching.
  • The following symptoms require immediate medical supervision:
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of consciousness.
  • Breathe shortness.
  • Hyperthyroidism may also lead to atrial fibrillation. It is a detrimental arrhythmia that can result in strokes.

What Are The Symptoms Of Osteoarthritis

  • Joint pain and stiffness are the major symptoms. Pain, decreased the range of movement, medication’s side-effects can further deteriorate the well-being. The decreased mobility due to OA in the knee or hip-joint can be a cause of diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.    

What Are The Symptoms Of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

Common symptoms include increased thirst, frequent urination, and unexplained weight loss. Some patients may also feel increased hunger, feeling of tiredness, and sores that do not heal. 

Causes of diseases where XTRACAL PM TABLET is used

What Are The Causes Of Anaemia

  • Deficiency of nutrients like iron, folic acid, vitamin B 12, sickle cell anemia (a genetic blood disorder) or kidney disease can be amongst few causes of anemia.
  • The type of food you eat also affects the absorption of iron and folic acid.

What Are The Causes Of Common cold

  • The common cold is the infection causes in the upper-respiratory tract. It is caused by the attack of the viruses. It is a myth that not wearing enough cloth in winters or cold weather causes the cold. Some of the ways one can catch infections are as follows:
  • Exposure to the virus by touching any contaminated object like cell phone remote controls, laptops, etc. or any virus containing surface like door knobs, taps, etc.
  • Close contact with an infected person.
  • Using the personal belongings of a person suffering from the common cold like the towel, clothes, etc.
  • A mild infection may be caused in adults by three types of viruses responsible foe cold. However, in old people, children, and individuals with a weak immune system it can cause serious lower respiratory tract problem. Also, patients with heart and lung diseases, asthmatic patients, and premature babies are at a higher risk of getting the complications like pneumonia and bronchitis. 

What Are The Causes Of Diarrhoea

  • The main cause is the virus that infects gut. However various other causes are an allergy to a food, alcohol, diabetes, diabetes to the intestines, medications, Laxatives, radiation therapy, running, surgery, cancers, troublesome nutrition absorption.

What Are The Causes Of Hyperthyroidism

In most of the cases, Hyperthyroidism can be a result of Graves’ disease- an autoimmune disorder. In this case, antibodies produced for body immunity can stimulate the thyroid gland encouraging it to produce too much T4, T3, or both hormones. According to doctors, Graves’ disease may be genetic, and it is most commonly found among young women.

Other causes of Hyperthyroidism may be as follows:

  • Excess iodine that is a key ingredient of T4 and T3.
  • Thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid) that can cause T4 and T3 leaking out the gland.
  • Tumours of the testes or ovaries.
  • Benign tumours of the pituitary or thyroid gland.
  • A Large quantity of tetraiodothyronine that may be taken through medication or dietary supplements.
  • Hyperfunctioning of thyroid nodules can enhance the growth and activity of thyroid gland that results in too much hormone production. It can be a major cause of Hyperthyroidism.

What Are The Causes Of Osteoarthritis

  • Aging and obesity are the most common causes, though there are many more reasons that can cause OA.    

What Are The Causes Of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

Type 2 diabetes mainly occurs because of obesity and lack of exercise. Some people are at more risk genetically than others. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented by regular exercise, maintaining normal weight and proper diet.

Worst Foods With XTRACAL PM TABLET

What Are The Worst Foods For Bone health

  • High-Sodium Foods: The more salt you eat, the more calcium you lose as salt causes excessive calcium excretion through the kidneys.
  • Sugary snacks, high sugar items
  • Soda, cola drinks as they lead to higher risk of hip bone fracture
  • Caffeine
  • Alchohol: Heavy and chronic consumption of alcohol may result in decreased bone formation, higher chances of bone fracture, low bone mass, and delay in fracture healing.
  • Legumes
  • Inflammatory foods

What Are The Worst Foods For Anaemia

  • Junk food.
  • Coffee, tea, red wine as these inhibit the absorption of iron.
  • White bread.
  • Sugar
  • Desserts

What Are The Worst Foods For Common cold

Some of the foods to cut down to curb common cold and its symptoms are as follows:

  • Avoid consuming alcoholic beverages: Immunity of one’s body gets weakened by alcohol, also body experiences dehydration. Such conditions make one even more vulnerable to common cold. So, one should not consume alcohol, especially in a hefty amount to prevent the common cold. Some of the beverages to avoid are beer, wine, tequila, vodka, and whiskey.
  • Dairy Products: The Dairy product should be cut down during the common cold, as consuming dairy items may worsen the mucus formation. Excessive mucus causes the common cold to irritate even more. Some of the dairy products that one should avoid completely are milkshakes, cold coffee, milk ice creams, butter, cheese, yoghurt, cream, pudding, and other milk desserts.
  • Packed Juices: When one is suffering from the common cold he/she must stay away from packed fruit juices as they consist of high amount of added sugar. Sugar decreases the efficiency of WBC to fight against infections. The Vitamin C benefits from the packed juice are cancelled by excessive sugar present in them.   

What Are The Worst Foods For Diarrhoea

Don’t consume the following if suffering from Diarrhoea:

  • Fatty foods as they make Diarrhoea worse
  • Dairy products except for yogurt, as Diarrhoea leads to lactose intolerance
  • Alcohol and caffeinated drinks act as dehydrating agents
  • Artificial sweeteners have a laxative effect on the digestive system.
  • Foods leading to the excess of intestinal gas as beans, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli.
  • Tainted foods prone to mishandling like fish or meat. 

What Are The Worst Foods For Hyperthyroidism

Patients who are suffering from Hyperthyroidism should avoid the following foods:

  • Gluten: Most of the thyroid problems are based on autoimmune disease. Gluten encourages the autoimmune disease; moreover, it can cause inflammation in the body. Rye, spelt, barley, Kamut and several other processed foods are rich sources of Gluten.
  • Dairy products: Dairy products are sources of inflammation in the body. The protein casein is found in dairy products and it can make the autoimmune disease more complicated. Patients suffering from Hyperthyroidism should avoid cow’s milk, cheese, ice-cream, and yoghurt.
  • Sugar: Sugar increases inflammation and worsens the autoimmune diseases. Sugar helps in enhancing the harmful pathogens in the digestive system and encourages gut infections. It can cause “leaky gut syndrome” and it can act as a driver of all autoimmune diseases.
  • A large amount of raw cruciferous vegetables: Patients suffering from Hyperthyroidism should not consume cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts in a raw form.
  • Industrial seed oils: Different vegetable oils such as sunflower, corn, safflower, cottonseed, soybean, grape seed, and rice bran oil. The extraction process in the mentioned oils damages and oxidises the essential polyunsaturated fats. These damaged fats can create a great amount of inflammation in the body. They can increase free radicals and damage tissues. So, consumption of healthy fat is necessary such as olive oil, avocado oil, macadamia nut oil, raw seeds and nuts, avocados, oily fish, pastured butter and ghee, and coconut oil.
  • Soy: Soy is rich in lectins that can cause irritation in gut lining and make leaky gut syndrome more complicated in people suffering from autoimmune disease.

What Are The Worst Foods For Osteoarthritis

Foods that make Osteoarthritis worse are:

  • Refined carbohydrates
  • Meat and Eggs
  • Trans fats    

What Are The Worst Foods For Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

  • Sugar
  • White bread, pastries, cakes, cookies
  • Fruits like mango, bananas, melon, peaches, nectarines 
  • Canned juices, fruits
  • White rice
  • Blended coffee, ice creams, sweets
  • Chinese food
  • Fruit juices
  • French fries
  • Fatty meats

Do's With Usage of XTRACAL PM TABLET

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Bone health

  • Get enough sun light without sunscreen, especially in morning or afternoon. If you are worried about sun burns 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.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Anaemia

  • Use iron utensils for cooking as food cooked in iron vessel automatically gathers iron from the vessel and makes food iron rich.
  • To improve absorption of iron in your body, take it with foods rich in vitamin C (like oranges, lemon)
  • Find out the exact reason of anemia as your food choice will depend upon the real cause of anemia. E.g., patients with anemia caused by celiac disease should avoid eating gluten rich foods (like wheat, oats. Etc.), which others should continue with gluten. 

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Common cold

The tips that one should follow while suffering from common cold are as follows:

  • Keep one’s hands clean: Keep the hands clean by sanitizing them or washing them, as it helps to avoid the transferring of cold causing viruses. Especially, clean one’s hands after visiting public places like movie hall, shopping complex, gym, airport, and railway station. As these places contain a lot of germs.
  • Usage of disposables is recommended and encouraged if anyone from the family is suffering from common cold. By doing this one can prevent infection from spreading. After the usage disposables should be put into trash cans. One must particularly use disposable crockery like cups, plates, spoons and glasses, paper tissues. 
  • Maintain the hygiene of one’s dwelling place:  One should keep the house area germ free by cleaning it thoroughly with disinfectants. One must take care of cleaning the most touched things in the house like remote control, laptop, cell phone, etc. It helps to avoid viral infection, which includes common cold.
  • In the case of children suffering from common cold, clean his/her toys and utility items properly.
  • Keep the towels and clothes separate for the person suffering from common cold.
  • Maintaining a healthy and good lifestyle is important. One must exercise, take healthy meals, and sleep properly to boost up the immune system. Body’s immunity helps to fight the common cold and other infection.
  • Keep the stress in control: Stress is one of the major factors that weaken one’s immunity; hence one should try to relax. Good immunity means increases in the efficiency to fight with germs that cause the common cold.
  • Make swimming a habit: People are prone to common cold should try swimming and make it a habit. Doing so can improvise the flow of blood in the nasal tract.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Diarrhoea

To prevent diarrhoea, follow:

  • Keep the food preparation area neat and tidy.
  • Thaw frozen food in the refrigerator.
  • Consume clean water.
  • Wash the fruits and vegetables thoroughly.
  • Cook meat thoroughly.    

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Hyperthyroidism

Approximately 1 in every 1000 man and 15 in every 1000 women suffer from Hyperthyroidism. The patients need more help than just taking care of their diet. So, it is important to know what should be done during Hyperthyroidism:

Thyroid level should be checked regularly as it is helpful in monitoring the severity of Hyperthyroidism. The following tips can help the patients suffering from Hyperthyroidism:

Sufficient Vitamin-D: Make sure that you are taking sufficient amount of Vitamin-D as Vitamin-D deficiency is associated with various autoimmune disorders.

De-stress: Stress can weaken your thyroid gland and as a result, it can perform at a sub-optimum level. The patients suffering from Hyperthyroidism should practice stress buster activities.

Use healthy cookware: Your cookware should not be associated with any chemical or metal as it can mix with your food and cause harmful chemical reactions.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Osteoarthritis

To prevent or reduce Osteoarthritis, take care of the following:

  • Manage a healthy weight
  • Regular Exercise
  • Avoid Joint Injuries
  • Wear shoes with proper fitting, shock absorbing shoes
  • Cool down after physical activities.    

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

  • Control your weight
  • Exercise regularly
  • Skip sugary drinks, processed hard to digest foods
  • Limit red meat
  • Choose good fat, remove bad fat from your diet

Dont's With Usage Of XTRACAL PM TABLET

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 skin.
  • Do not have any shield between you and sun rays (like glass window) as it blocks the absorption of Vitamin D by skin. Let sun ray fall directly on your skin.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Anaemia

  • Avoid taking iron with calcium rich foods, coffee, tea as these hinder the absorption of iron in the body. Take these items at different times.
  • Do yoga regularly as it increases the RBC count and also purifies the blood.
  • Exercise regularly, as it causes hunger, which in turn improves your food intake. 

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Common cold

One must avoid a few things when attached by the common cold. Some such things are as follows:

  • Do not touch one’s face, particularly the eye, mouth, and nose area, when exposed to the people suffering from common cold.
  • Do not smoke: Smoking a cigar or a cigarette may disturb the air passage and increase the chances of the common cold, and certain other infections. Passive smokers are also at a risk of catching a common cold. Hence, smoking should be completely avoided.
  • Avoid going to the work place:  Since common cold is a contagious disease, one should avoid visiting public places. Also, some rest is advised during common cold accompanied by fever. 
  • Do not travel by air: When suffering from common cold, one should not take flights. Increase in pressure while flying can make the ear drum rupture if one is congested. Also, dry air of the plane may irritate the inflamed nasal track and enhances the chance of bleeding nose.
  • Do not drive when feeling drowsy: Lack of sleep caused due to blocked nose and inability to breathe properly can make one feel drowsy all the time. Also, certain medicines prescribed in common cold have sedatives in them, which may cause drowsiness. Driving in such state may be proved hazardous, hence avoid driving in such illness. 
  • Avoid sexual activities: Although indulging in sexual activities is said to be an immunity booster, but it may cause the transmission of common cold causes viruses. Especially, kissing a healthy partner by the infected partner may result in the transferring of the germs. Hence, one should restrict from sexual activities.    

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Diarrhoea

To prevent diarrhoea, follow:

  • Don’t consume stale food.
  • Avoid uncooked foods when out.
  • Don’t eat uncooked eggs.
  • Avoid unpasteurized dairy products.    

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Hyperthyroidism

  • Limit the cell phone usage: Too much use of cell phone can be detrimental to your thyroid gland. It’s a smarter idea to use the headset during speaking on the phone.
  • Caffeine: Don’t take too much caffeine as it can worsen the symptoms of Hyperthyroidism by increasing heartbeat and nervousness.
  • Smoking: Patients suffering from Grave’s disease should quit smoke as soon as possible.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Osteoarthritis

  • Don’t bend knees past 90 degrees while doing half knee bends
  • Avoid running on concrete.    

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

  • Don’t have sedentary life style
  • Quit smoking and alcohol

Other Useful Tips With Usage OfXTRACAL PM TABLET

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 younger age.
  • Make exercise a habit. 

What Are The Tips For Common cold

  • Take some steam: Blocked nose can be opened up by taking steam. There are a lot of steamers available in market these days, which makes easy to breathe in the steam. If a steamer is not available, then one can take steam from boiling water’s pot. Always remember to breathe through the nose while taking steam. Also, be careful as the steam can burn the nose badly. One can add a few prescribed medicines to the boiling water for better results.
  • Blow the mucus out: During a typical cold, excessive mucus is formed. Hence, it is important to blow it out instead of sniffing it back to the nasal passage. But be careful as blowing the nose too hard can make the germs enter to the ear passage that may lead to ear infections and ear ache.  The right way of blowing nose is to press one finger on one of the nostrils and gently blow the other one.  
  • Use Salt-Water or Saline Spray to rinse:  These may help to ease the congestion by breaking it up.

What Are The Tips For Diarrhoea

Following precautions can be taken to prevent Diarrhoea:

  • Wash your hands before eating and after using the bathroom.
  • Wash your hands after touching your pet or their waste.
  • Use soap for about 20 seconds while washing hands, in the case of absence of soap use sanitizer.
  • Keep children away from putting contaminated objects into their mouths.    

What Are The Tips For Hyperthyroidism

Consult your doctor regularly so that he/she can measure your Hyperthyroidism treatment progress. You have to take the right amount of medicine in correct time. If you are taking any anti-thyroid medicine, then make sure that you take them at correct time every day.

There are various treatments for Hyperthyroidism. Your doctor will decide what treatment will be best suited for you. The treatment can be radioactive iodine, anti-thyroid medicine, surgery, or beta blockers.

What Are The Tips For Osteoarthritis

  • Consume balanced diet
  • Sleep Well
  • Use hot and cold compresses for the affected joint to decrease pain, stiffness and swelling.    

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Uses Of XTRACAL PM TABLET

Uses Of Salt: Alfacalcidol

It is used as a supplement of vitamin D for treating low calcium levels and bone metabolism.

It is also used for:

  • Treating or preventing bone conditions caused by kidney failure.
  • Treating deformity of bones caused by lack of calcium.
Uses Of Salt: Zinc

Zinc  is useful in the following conditions, as it:

  • Reduces risk of Infertility, early delivery, oesophageal Cancer, diabetes, and aging.
  • Treats diarrhea, Wilson’s disease, age related vision loss, anemia, anorexia, ADHD in children, Leprosy, peptic ulcers.
  • Relieves Depression, the Common cold.
  • Heals Burns, diaper rash, Foot ulcers due to diabetes, swelling, and ulcers in the mouth due to radiation therapy.
  • Prevents gingivitis, plaque, Bad Breath, pressure ulcers.
  • Reduces symptoms of sickle cell anemia.
Uses Of Salt: Magnesium

Magnesiumis a mineral supplement, used for preventing or treating low levels of magnesium in the blood.

Magnesium is an important mineral for the proper functioning of nerves, cells, muscles, heart and bones. Hence, it is prescribed as a supplement in various lungs, bones or heart diseases. A balanced diet provides desired levels of magnesium.

Uses Of Salt: Copper

Copper  is used in the treatment of following conditions:

Uses Of Salt: Boron

Used to treat or prevent bone loss (Osteoporosis); hypoparathyroidism, pseudohypoparathyroidism, familial hypophosphatemia

Uses Of Salt: Manganese

Manganese is an essential mineral of our body. It is needed to:

  • Prevent Cancer, epileptic seizures, and Osteoporosis.
  • Control diabetes
  • Improve thyroid health, cognitive function, digestion.
  • Boost metabolism, vitamin absorption
  • Regulate glucose metabolism, pre menstrual cycle.
  • Treat osteoArthritis, Osteoporosis, complications of the chronic pulmonary disease (COPD).

Side Effects Of XTRACAL PM TABLET

Sideeffect Of Salt: Alfacalcidol

Consult your doctor if any of the following severe side effects occur:

  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Sweating
  • Thirst
  • Rashes
  • Hypercalcaemia
  •  
Sideeffect Of Salt: Zinc

Zinc is usually safe, but in some cases (over doses)it may cause:

  • Fatigue
  • Stomach pain
  • Fever
  • Coughing
Sideeffect Of Salt: Magnesium

Magnesiumis usually safe. Some of the side-effects may be:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Upset stomach
  • Calcium deficiency in patients having already low levels of calcium
  • Overdose of magnesium can cause:
  • Nausea, confusion, vomiting
  • Respiratory paralysis
  • Extremely lower blood pressure
  • Slowed heart rate 
Sideeffect Of Salt: Copper

Copper  is mostly safe, but in some cases  (or) over doses, it may cause:

  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Fever, stomach pain
  • Low blood pressure

Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.

Sideeffect Of Salt: Boron

Nausea/vomiting, constipation, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, mental/mood changes, unusual tiredness; side effects of hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria, ectopic calcification, & renal & CV damage.

Sideeffect Of Salt: Manganese

Manganese intake is usually safe, but an over dose can cause:

  • Tremor (shaking)
  • Symptoms of  Parkinson’s disease

Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.

Contraindications Of XTRACAL PM TABLET

Contraindications Of Salt: Alfacalcidol

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

  • Pregnant or planning for pregnancy, breast feeding
  • Renal Impairment
  • High blood calcium level
  • High blood phosphate level
  • Any kidney problem
Contraindications Of Salt: Zinc

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

  • Hyper sensitivity towards zinc or any other allergies.
  • Diabetes
  • HIV / AIDS
Contraindications Of Salt: Magnesium

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

  • Low blood pressure
  • Muscle stiffness, muscle pain
Contraindications Of Salt: Copper

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

  • Hyper sensitivity towards the copper or any other allergies.
  • Direct oral intake
  • Haemodialysis
  • Kidney disease
  • Wilson’s disease
Contraindications Of Salt: Boron

It is contraindicated in case of hypercalcaemia and evidence of vitamin D toxicity.

Contraindications Of Salt: Manganese

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

  • Anaemia (iron deficiency)
  • While taking nutrients through veins
  • Persistent Liver problems

Best Foods With XTRACAL PM TABLET

What Are The Best Foods For Bone health

  • Fish, such as salmon, mackerel, tuna and sardines
  • Egg yolk
  • Raw milk
  • Cod liver oil
  • Mushrooms
  • Fortified Cereals (Whole Grain Total)
  • Tofu
  • Dairy products fortified with vitamin D3
  • Calcium rich foods
  • Potassium rich foods

What Are The Best Foods For Anaemia

  • Maintain the healthy diet, especially foods containing iron, Vitamin B12 (Eggs, Cheese, Milk, Meats like beef, lamb, pork, Fish, Fortified breakfast cereals).
  • Eat lots of leafy vegetables like spinach.
  • Fruits like Pomegranates.
  • Beetroot and sesame seeds are considered the wonder food for treating anemia.

What Are The Best Foods For Common cold

Food to be consumed for preventing and treating common cold are as follows: 

  • Hydrating fluids: Dried out nasal passage and throat can encourage the growth and survival of flu and cold germs. Hence, it is important to consume lots of fluid all the time to maintain the moisture of mucous membrane. The moist mucous membrane can trap the germs easily and does not let them enter the respiratory system. Then these viruses can be blown out or can be ingested in the digestive system. These viruses get killed by the acids in the stomach; hence do not let one fall sick. Keep oneself well-hydrated not just prevent the common cold but also, pacify the symptoms. When one suffering from strep throat, he/she can mix a little honey in warm water to get some relief.  Some of the fluids one can consume are fresh fruit juices (especially rich in vitamin C, water, and decaffeinated tea.)  One’s goal should be the consumption of 8-10 glasses of fluid or water.
  • Chicken soup: Chicken soup is packed with a number of benefits, out of which curing and easing of the common cold is one benefit. Chicken soup consumption may increase the body temperature, which is favourable for the viruses; hence chicken soup eliminates the viruses from the body. Also, hot chicken soup melts down the mucus and eases the symptoms of common cold. Try homemade chicken soup as it is better than packed ones. Chicken soup has elements that may boost up one’s immunity, which rather helps them to fight with cold causing viruses.
  • Garlic: Garlic has an element known as allicin, which has antimicrobial properties. Hence, it helps to safeguard the body from fungi, viruses, and bacteria. One can chew a raw clove after every few hours, or it can be added to other food items like chicken soup.
  • Vitamin C rich foods: The most common element found in citrus fruits is vitamin C. It acts as an antioxidant, which may decrease the symptoms of common cold up to 23%. According to a study 1-8 grams of vitamin C is sufficient to work on the symptoms of common cold. This particular quantity of vitamin C can be obtained from certain vegetables like tomatoes, sweet potatoes, broccoli and red bell-peppers, Brussel sprouts, and citrus fruits.
  • Ginger: Ginger not only relieves the itchiness of the throat; it also helps to kill the cause of the infection A chemical known as sesquiterpenes is present in ginger. This compound particularly attacks the rhinoviruses, which is one of the major causes of a common cold. 
  • Honey: Honey is known for its miraculous benefits for various health issues. The common cold is also one of the problems that can be treated by the consumption of honey. Honey is packed with a lot of antioxidants and also has antimicrobial properties, which make it a perfect element to fight common cold causing viruses. It forms a coating on one’s throat helping to soothe the symptom of a sore throat as well as it has healing properties that contribute to healing the sore throat. 

What Are The Best Foods For Diarrhoea

If suffering from diarrhoea consume the following:

  • Probiotics rich foods like yoghurt
  • Bland foods like boiled potatoes, toast, plain crackers, pretzels, baked chicken devoid of skin or fat
  • Plain Rice
  • Bananas
  • Oatmeal
  • Applesauce

What Are The Best Foods For Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism patients should take a proper diet. The patients can take the following foods in order to improve the thyroid function:

  • Green Juices: Fresh juices from the nutrient-rich green vegetables like spinach, kale, and spirulina help to provide essential nutrients.
  • Whole Foods: The patients should take fresh vegetables and fruits along with lean proteins.
  • Ginger: Ginger is a popular anti-inflammatory spice that helps to enhance immune functions.
  • Anti-inflammatory Herbs: Herbs like basil, oregano, and rosemary are rich in anti-inflammatory nutrients that improve the thyroid function.
  • Bone Broth: Bone broth helps in detoxification and healing of leaky gut problems that can make Hyperthyroidism more complicated.
  • Cabbage: Cabbage is associated with various medicinal properties. It is very helpful for an overall digestive system. The hyperthyroidism patients experience weakened digestive system, so they should Cabbage in their diet.
  • Broccoli, brussels sprouts, turnips, cauliflower, rutabaga, watercress, radish, and millet are also very beneficial in Hyperthyroidism.

What Are The Best Foods For Osteoarthritis

Healthy eating for Osteoarthritis include the following:

  • Vitamin C rich food items like papaya, guava, pineapples, oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, kiwi, raspberries, cauliflower, broccoli, bell peppers, tomatoes, etc. Vitamin C is essential for cartilage’s development.
  • Vitamin D helps in decreasing the breakdown of cartilage and decreases joint space narrowing. Vitamin D rich foods are seafood (wild-caught salmon, cod, shrimp, sardines, and cod), fortified milk, egg, yoghurt, tofu, and breakfast cereals.
  • A very powerful antioxidant beta-carotene eliminates the free radicals and avoids harm to the joints that they cause. Foods rich with beta-carotene are sweet potatoes, parsley, apricots, tomatoes, asparagus, peppermint leaves, cantaloupe, winter squash etc.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids are a boon to the OA patients as they decrease inflammation by prohibiting the production of cytokines and the enzymes responsible for breaking down of cartilage. Foods are salmon, rainbow trout, walnuts, flaxseeds, omega-3 fortified eggs, Pacific oyster, and mackerel.
  • Anti-oxidants such as quercetin and anthocyanins act as anti-inflammatory agents. Rich food sources are kale, leeks, broccoli, green tea, apricots, apples, black currant, cocoa powder, onions, and blueberries.
  • Spices also act as anti-inflammatory agents, ginger and turmeric are great for OA patients.    

What Are The Best Foods For Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

  • Whole grains, such as brown rice, oatmeal, quinoa, millet, or amaranth
  • Indian blueberry
  • Brown rice
  • Broccoli, hailed as super food for diabetes management
  • Fish
  • Psyllium husk
  • Cannellini beans
  • Spinach
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Walnuts
  • Cinnamon
  • Green leafy vegetables like collard greens
  • Turmeric

Worst Foods With XTRACAL PM TABLET

What Are The Worst Foods For Bone health

  • High-Sodium Foods: The more salt you eat, the more calcium you lose as salt causes excessive calcium excretion through the kidneys.
  • Sugary snacks, high sugar items
  • Soda, cola drinks as they lead to higher risk of hip bone fracture
  • Caffeine
  • Alchohol: Heavy and chronic consumption of alcohol may result in decreased bone formation, higher chances of bone fracture, low bone mass, and delay in fracture healing.
  • Legumes
  • Inflammatory foods

What Are The Worst Foods For Anaemia

  • Junk food.
  • Coffee, tea, red wine as these inhibit the absorption of iron.
  • White bread.
  • Sugar
  • Desserts

What Are The Worst Foods For Common cold

Some of the foods to cut down to curb common cold and its symptoms are as follows:

  • Avoid consuming alcoholic beverages: Immunity of one’s body gets weakened by alcohol, also body experiences dehydration. Such conditions make one even more vulnerable to common cold. So, one should not consume alcohol, especially in a hefty amount to prevent the common cold. Some of the beverages to avoid are beer, wine, tequila, vodka, and whiskey.
  • Dairy Products: The Dairy product should be cut down during the common cold, as consuming dairy items may worsen the mucus formation. Excessive mucus causes the common cold to irritate even more. Some of the dairy products that one should avoid completely are milkshakes, cold coffee, milk ice creams, butter, cheese, yoghurt, cream, pudding, and other milk desserts.
  • Packed Juices: When one is suffering from the common cold he/she must stay away from packed fruit juices as they consist of high amount of added sugar. Sugar decreases the efficiency of WBC to fight against infections. The Vitamin C benefits from the packed juice are cancelled by excessive sugar present in them.   

What Are The Worst Foods For Diarrhoea

Don’t consume the following if suffering from Diarrhoea:

  • Fatty foods as they make Diarrhoea worse
  • Dairy products except for yogurt, as Diarrhoea leads to lactose intolerance
  • Alcohol and caffeinated drinks act as dehydrating agents
  • Artificial sweeteners have a laxative effect on the digestive system.
  • Foods leading to the excess of intestinal gas as beans, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli.
  • Tainted foods prone to mishandling like fish or meat. 

What Are The Worst Foods For Hyperthyroidism

Patients who are suffering from Hyperthyroidism should avoid the following foods:

  • Gluten: Most of the thyroid problems are based on autoimmune disease. Gluten encourages the autoimmune disease; moreover, it can cause inflammation in the body. Rye, spelt, barley, Kamut and several other processed foods are rich sources of Gluten.
  • Dairy products: Dairy products are sources of inflammation in the body. The protein casein is found in dairy products and it can make the autoimmune disease more complicated. Patients suffering from Hyperthyroidism should avoid cow’s milk, cheese, ice-cream, and yoghurt.
  • Sugar: Sugar increases inflammation and worsens the autoimmune diseases. Sugar helps in enhancing the harmful pathogens in the digestive system and encourages gut infections. It can cause “leaky gut syndrome” and it can act as a driver of all autoimmune diseases.
  • A large amount of raw cruciferous vegetables: Patients suffering from Hyperthyroidism should not consume cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts in a raw form.
  • Industrial seed oils: Different vegetable oils such as sunflower, corn, safflower, cottonseed, soybean, grape seed, and rice bran oil. The extraction process in the mentioned oils damages and oxidises the essential polyunsaturated fats. These damaged fats can create a great amount of inflammation in the body. They can increase free radicals and damage tissues. So, consumption of healthy fat is necessary such as olive oil, avocado oil, macadamia nut oil, raw seeds and nuts, avocados, oily fish, pastured butter and ghee, and coconut oil.
  • Soy: Soy is rich in lectins that can cause irritation in gut lining and make leaky gut syndrome more complicated in people suffering from autoimmune disease.

What Are The Worst Foods For Osteoarthritis

Foods that make Osteoarthritis worse are:

  • Refined carbohydrates
  • Meat and Eggs
  • Trans fats    

What Are The Worst Foods For Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

  • Sugar
  • White bread, pastries, cakes, cookies
  • Fruits like mango, bananas, melon, peaches, nectarines 
  • Canned juices, fruits
  • White rice
  • Blended coffee, ice creams, sweets
  • Chinese food
  • Fruit juices
  • French fries
  • Fatty meats

Symptoms Treated With XTRACAL PM TABLET

What Are The Symptoms Of Anaemia

  • Common symptoms of anemia are tiredness, dizziness, and breathlessness.

What Are The Symptoms Of Common cold

After the exposure to the virus, the symptoms may occur in few days. Certain symptoms and signs of the common cold are as followed:

  • Stuffy or a runny nose.
  • Soreness in the throat is felt.
  • Regular coughing.
  • Congestion is experienced in the chest.
  • A mild headache and slight body pain may occur.
  • Continuous sneezing is experienced in some of the cases.
  • A little temperature rise of the body can occur.
  • Feeling of general sickness may be felt.
  • The nose may discharge green or yellow, thicker mucus.
  • Breaths become shorter.
  • Wheezing.
  • Pain in the sinus.
  • Pain in the ear can be experienced.
  • Eyes and eyelids may become heavy.
  • Extreme fussiness may occur.
  • Unusual drowsiness is experienced.
  • Loss of appetite can also be of the symptoms of common cold.
  • Certain complicated symptoms that may occur along the common cold:

There are fewer chances of such complications but sometimes cold gets worse and reaches to one’s ears, sinuses, or chest.

  • Ear infection: The main signs of ear infection are yellow or green nasal discharge and aching ears. It commonly occurs in small children.
  • Sinusitis: When a common cold stays for a longer period then the chances of sinusitis increases. Symptoms of sinusitis may include infected and inflamed sinuses.
  • Asthma: Wheezing or difficulty in breathing may be provoked by a common cold.
  • Chest infection: Infections like bronchitis and pneumonia can be caused by prolonged common cold.
  • Strep throat: Common cold is accompanied by strep throat infection. In this condition, throat becomes sore along with coughing.

What Are The Symptoms Of Diarrhoea

  • Loose, watery stools.
  • Cramps in abdomen leading to abdominal pains.
  • Frequent bowel movements.
  • Urgent need to pass bowls
  • Blood in stool (sometimes)
  • Bloating 

What Are The Symptoms Of Hyperthyroidism

Sometimes, Hyperthyroidism can be visible through the enlarged thyroid gland (called a goitre). It can be one-sided or symmetrical. The eyes can also appear more prominent that is a symptom of exophthalmos, a sign of Graves’ disease, and it is the most common symptom of Hyperthyroidism.

Other symptoms of Hyperthyroidism may be as follows:

  • Feeling anxious, nervous or irritable.
  • Feeling very weak or tired.
  • Experiencing mood swings.
  • Sensitivity to heat.
  • Irregular or fast heartbeat or palpitations.
  • Sudden unexplained weight loss
  • Increased frequency of the bowel movements.
  • Shaking in fingers and hands (tremor).
  • Thinning skin.
  • Sleep problems.
  • Fine and brittle hair.
  • Changes in your menstrual cycle.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Restlessness.
  • Itching.
  • The following symptoms require immediate medical supervision:
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of consciousness.
  • Breathe shortness.
  • Hyperthyroidism may also lead to atrial fibrillation. It is a detrimental arrhythmia that can result in strokes.

What Are The Symptoms Of Osteoarthritis

  • Joint pain and stiffness are the major symptoms. Pain, decreased the range of movement, medication’s side-effects can further deteriorate the well-being. The decreased mobility due to OA in the knee or hip-joint can be a cause of diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.    

What Are The Symptoms Of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

Common symptoms include increased thirst, frequent urination, and unexplained weight loss. Some patients may also feel increased hunger, feeling of tiredness, and sores that do not heal. 

Causes of diseases where XTRACAL PM TABLET is used

What Are The Causes Of Anaemia

  • Deficiency of nutrients like iron, folic acid, vitamin B 12, sickle cell anemia (a genetic blood disorder) or kidney disease can be amongst few causes of anemia.
  • The type of food you eat also affects the absorption of iron and folic acid.

What Are The Causes Of Common cold

  • The common cold is the infection causes in the upper-respiratory tract. It is caused by the attack of the viruses. It is a myth that not wearing enough cloth in winters or cold weather causes the cold. Some of the ways one can catch infections are as follows:
  • Exposure to the virus by touching any contaminated object like cell phone remote controls, laptops, etc. or any virus containing surface like door knobs, taps, etc.
  • Close contact with an infected person.
  • Using the personal belongings of a person suffering from the common cold like the towel, clothes, etc.
  • A mild infection may be caused in adults by three types of viruses responsible foe cold. However, in old people, children, and individuals with a weak immune system it can cause serious lower respiratory tract problem. Also, patients with heart and lung diseases, asthmatic patients, and premature babies are at a higher risk of getting the complications like pneumonia and bronchitis. 

What Are The Causes Of Diarrhoea

  • The main cause is the virus that infects gut. However various other causes are an allergy to a food, alcohol, diabetes, diabetes to the intestines, medications, Laxatives, radiation therapy, running, surgery, cancers, troublesome nutrition absorption.

What Are The Causes Of Hyperthyroidism

In most of the cases, Hyperthyroidism can be a result of Graves’ disease- an autoimmune disorder. In this case, antibodies produced for body immunity can stimulate the thyroid gland encouraging it to produce too much T4, T3, or both hormones. According to doctors, Graves’ disease may be genetic, and it is most commonly found among young women.

Other causes of Hyperthyroidism may be as follows:

  • Excess iodine that is a key ingredient of T4 and T3.
  • Thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid) that can cause T4 and T3 leaking out the gland.
  • Tumours of the testes or ovaries.
  • Benign tumours of the pituitary or thyroid gland.
  • A Large quantity of tetraiodothyronine that may be taken through medication or dietary supplements.
  • Hyperfunctioning of thyroid nodules can enhance the growth and activity of thyroid gland that results in too much hormone production. It can be a major cause of Hyperthyroidism.

What Are The Causes Of Osteoarthritis

  • Aging and obesity are the most common causes, though there are many more reasons that can cause OA.    

What Are The Causes Of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

Type 2 diabetes mainly occurs because of obesity and lack of exercise. Some people are at more risk genetically than others. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented by regular exercise, maintaining normal weight and proper diet.

Do's With Usage of XTRACAL PM TABLET

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Bone health

  • Get enough sun light without sunscreen, especially in morning or afternoon. If you are worried about sun burns 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.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Anaemia

  • Use iron utensils for cooking as food cooked in iron vessel automatically gathers iron from the vessel and makes food iron rich.
  • To improve absorption of iron in your body, take it with foods rich in vitamin C (like oranges, lemon)
  • Find out the exact reason of anemia as your food choice will depend upon the real cause of anemia. E.g., patients with anemia caused by celiac disease should avoid eating gluten rich foods (like wheat, oats. Etc.), which others should continue with gluten. 

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Common cold

The tips that one should follow while suffering from common cold are as follows:

  • Keep one’s hands clean: Keep the hands clean by sanitizing them or washing them, as it helps to avoid the transferring of cold causing viruses. Especially, clean one’s hands after visiting public places like movie hall, shopping complex, gym, airport, and railway station. As these places contain a lot of germs.
  • Usage of disposables is recommended and encouraged if anyone from the family is suffering from common cold. By doing this one can prevent infection from spreading. After the usage disposables should be put into trash cans. One must particularly use disposable crockery like cups, plates, spoons and glasses, paper tissues. 
  • Maintain the hygiene of one’s dwelling place:  One should keep the house area germ free by cleaning it thoroughly with disinfectants. One must take care of cleaning the most touched things in the house like remote control, laptop, cell phone, etc. It helps to avoid viral infection, which includes common cold.
  • In the case of children suffering from common cold, clean his/her toys and utility items properly.
  • Keep the towels and clothes separate for the person suffering from common cold.
  • Maintaining a healthy and good lifestyle is important. One must exercise, take healthy meals, and sleep properly to boost up the immune system. Body’s immunity helps to fight the common cold and other infection.
  • Keep the stress in control: Stress is one of the major factors that weaken one’s immunity; hence one should try to relax. Good immunity means increases in the efficiency to fight with germs that cause the common cold.
  • Make swimming a habit: People are prone to common cold should try swimming and make it a habit. Doing so can improvise the flow of blood in the nasal tract.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Diarrhoea

To prevent diarrhoea, follow:

  • Keep the food preparation area neat and tidy.
  • Thaw frozen food in the refrigerator.
  • Consume clean water.
  • Wash the fruits and vegetables thoroughly.
  • Cook meat thoroughly.    

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Hyperthyroidism

Approximately 1 in every 1000 man and 15 in every 1000 women suffer from Hyperthyroidism. The patients need more help than just taking care of their diet. So, it is important to know what should be done during Hyperthyroidism:

Thyroid level should be checked regularly as it is helpful in monitoring the severity of Hyperthyroidism. The following tips can help the patients suffering from Hyperthyroidism:

Sufficient Vitamin-D: Make sure that you are taking sufficient amount of Vitamin-D as Vitamin-D deficiency is associated with various autoimmune disorders.

De-stress: Stress can weaken your thyroid gland and as a result, it can perform at a sub-optimum level. The patients suffering from Hyperthyroidism should practice stress buster activities.

Use healthy cookware: Your cookware should not be associated with any chemical or metal as it can mix with your food and cause harmful chemical reactions.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Osteoarthritis

To prevent or reduce Osteoarthritis, take care of the following:

  • Manage a healthy weight
  • Regular Exercise
  • Avoid Joint Injuries
  • Wear shoes with proper fitting, shock absorbing shoes
  • Cool down after physical activities.    

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

  • Control your weight
  • Exercise regularly
  • Skip sugary drinks, processed hard to digest foods
  • Limit red meat
  • Choose good fat, remove bad fat from your diet

Dont's With Usage Of XTRACAL PM TABLET

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 skin.
  • Do not have any shield between you and sun rays (like glass window) as it blocks the absorption of Vitamin D by skin. Let sun ray fall directly on your skin.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Anaemia

  • Avoid taking iron with calcium rich foods, coffee, tea as these hinder the absorption of iron in the body. Take these items at different times.
  • Do yoga regularly as it increases the RBC count and also purifies the blood.
  • Exercise regularly, as it causes hunger, which in turn improves your food intake. 

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Common cold

One must avoid a few things when attached by the common cold. Some such things are as follows:

  • Do not touch one’s face, particularly the eye, mouth, and nose area, when exposed to the people suffering from common cold.
  • Do not smoke: Smoking a cigar or a cigarette may disturb the air passage and increase the chances of the common cold, and certain other infections. Passive smokers are also at a risk of catching a common cold. Hence, smoking should be completely avoided.
  • Avoid going to the work place:  Since common cold is a contagious disease, one should avoid visiting public places. Also, some rest is advised during common cold accompanied by fever. 
  • Do not travel by air: When suffering from common cold, one should not take flights. Increase in pressure while flying can make the ear drum rupture if one is congested. Also, dry air of the plane may irritate the inflamed nasal track and enhances the chance of bleeding nose.
  • Do not drive when feeling drowsy: Lack of sleep caused due to blocked nose and inability to breathe properly can make one feel drowsy all the time. Also, certain medicines prescribed in common cold have sedatives in them, which may cause drowsiness. Driving in such state may be proved hazardous, hence avoid driving in such illness. 
  • Avoid sexual activities: Although indulging in sexual activities is said to be an immunity booster, but it may cause the transmission of common cold causes viruses. Especially, kissing a healthy partner by the infected partner may result in the transferring of the germs. Hence, one should restrict from sexual activities.    

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Diarrhoea

To prevent diarrhoea, follow:

  • Don’t consume stale food.
  • Avoid uncooked foods when out.
  • Don’t eat uncooked eggs.
  • Avoid unpasteurized dairy products.    

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Hyperthyroidism

  • Limit the cell phone usage: Too much use of cell phone can be detrimental to your thyroid gland. It’s a smarter idea to use the headset during speaking on the phone.
  • Caffeine: Don’t take too much caffeine as it can worsen the symptoms of Hyperthyroidism by increasing heartbeat and nervousness.
  • Smoking: Patients suffering from Grave’s disease should quit smoke as soon as possible.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Osteoarthritis

  • Don’t bend knees past 90 degrees while doing half knee bends
  • Avoid running on concrete.    

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

  • Don’t have sedentary life style
  • Quit smoking and alcohol

XTRACAL PM TABLET has the following salts in its composition

 1) Alfacalcidol 2) Calcium 3) Isoflavones 4) Zinc 5) Magnesium 6) Copper 7) Boron 8) Manganese

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