Offline Clinic http://offlineclinic.com fitness, health, beauty tips, exercise, gym, medical and surgery Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:02:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Diet for Ramadan to lose weighthttp://offlineclinic.com/diet-for-ramadan-to-lose-weight/976/ http://offlineclinic.com/diet-for-ramadan-to-lose-weight/976/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:49:16 +0000 http://offlineclinic.com/?p=976 Read more »]]> Ramadan is here again in 2014 ! First of all Ramadan Kareem to everyone specially all the Muslims around the world. May this month bring blessings and forgiveness to you and your family. ramadan dietRamadan is a month in which one can either gain weight or lose weight, depending upon how you utilize it and what you eat, other than your prayers :) In this post, I’ll be sharing my expected general routine for the month of Ramadan. Please note, it’s general routine, not a strict one, you can alter it depending upon your own situations. My aim for diet is to lose around 5-10 kg this month. Also note, mild exercise as discussed in the end is also important but you can alter it a bit from what I’m doing. Diet Sehri for Ramadan: The diet which I’m taking this Ramadan in Sehri is as follows:

  • Namkeen Lassi (salted) 2-3 glass. (although I’m not having sugar free yoghurt, having natural yoghurt, but you can have sugar free one to have more weight loss effect). Lassi helps you fight thirst during the day when you are Fasting :)
  • 2 boiled egg whites (no egg yolk) You can have any other protein if you like.
  • Half to full chapati / bread. You can also have bran bread for added weight loss.
  • Lots and lots of water.

Diet Aftari for Ramadan:

  • Khajoor / Dates (2-3)
  • Salted Lemon water (2-3 glass)
  • Fruit (melon or so, not mangoes ofcourse!)

After Aftari take a break, goto mosque for prayers, come back and have normal dinner which you will have otherwise or diet one. Exercise during Ramadan: Do some what exercise before Aftari. But not very strenuous, just casual exercise. Have some exercise after Aftari but before the dinner meal.

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Words, Tone and Body Language / Gestureshttp://offlineclinic.com/words-tone-and-body-language-gestures/955/ http://offlineclinic.com/words-tone-and-body-language-gestures/955/#comments Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:28:00 +0000 http://offlineclinic.com/?p=955 Read more »]]> Whenever we communicate with someone we convey the message not just by words but also by the tone and body language.

The division of the message conveyed by these three forms of communication is so dramatic that it makes one wonder that how many times I have taken wrong message out of other persons communication while relying on words only or by missing out any one of the means of communication.

Body language / Gestures :

Whenever we communicate, the body language comprises of 65% of the message.

Tone :

The tone conveys 30% of the message.

Words :

They are merely 5% of the communication.

Now these stats are not to be taken as 100% rule in all conversations, but with minor difference in various situations we can have an idea how much we’re getting the point and how much we’re missing it if we realize which part of communication we’re missing.

words tone body languageLets have an example to see how much body language and tone affect the meaning of any conversation and words spoken in it. Imagine you have just passed your very important exam and one of your close friend comes to your home to celebrate it with you. Your brother opens the door and he tells him that you’re in your room and your friend simply enters your room, shuts the door and yells: “bastard! asshole! you passed the exam! ”

Now the person , your brother, standing outside of the room , if relies on the words only will think that the person who entered the room was your enemy or someone jealous of you, and might annoy your brother. However the tone with which he said these words, you can imagine them in your head, would dictate that he is saying them with joy and in fun! See how much difference the tone made and turned the meaning of the words, now once your brother just by chance checked inside the room that what happened to this guy and why is he abusing you, he sees his arms open and moving towards you to hug you, while continuing abusing you, he will definitely get the complete message and idea that he is some very close friend and is saying all this in fun and joy.

So gentlemen, body language, tone and then the words. Don’t turn the sequence otherwise. It’s always important to discuss important things and sensitive issues face to face so that gestures and tone are there too along with the words being spoken for both the people, if not, then atleast tone should be there to have added 30% of the message being conveyed, however 65% would still be missing !

Let me know what are your views and experiences regarding all this ?

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British Scientists clone Dinosaur – Fake hoaxhttp://offlineclinic.com/british-scientists-clone-dinosaur-fake-hoax/894/ http://offlineclinic.com/british-scientists-clone-dinosaur-fake-hoax/894/#comments Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:47:47 +0000 http://offlineclinic.com/?p=894 Read more »]]> Recently there have been a picture rotating around the internet with the text that some scientists at liverpool’s John Moore University have successfully cloned a dinosaur!

Seriously? Well, technically a dinosaur can’t be cloned as per what the last published studies that I came through has stated due to some “technical” issues with the part of acquiring it’s complete DNA along with some other issues.

The image displayed with the news seems like fetus of some animal and the baby dinosaur is named “Spot”. Quite interesting isn’t it?

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The SPOT is being intubated currently at the university’s college of veterinary medicine as per that fake news.

The hoax claims that the fetus was intubated in the fertile ostrich womb as they claim ostriches share a lot of genetic traits with dinosaurs (said Dr. Gerrard Jones,a biology professor at LJMU and projects leading scientist – they say)

Anyone with a reference or link to the above mentioned university? can you please contact them and get the info directly from them why they have spread this hoax ?

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Best minimum exercise for everyday to stay fithttp://offlineclinic.com/best-minimum-exercise-for-everyday-to-stay-fit/882/ http://offlineclinic.com/best-minimum-exercise-for-everyday-to-stay-fit/882/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:39:33 +0000 http://offlineclinic.com/?p=882 Read more »]]> Yesterday a friend of mine asked me which exercises should definitely be done on regular basis to stay fit and in good toned up shape.

Well, there are many exercise and workout regimes that claim to be the best in that aspect, I’ll tell you what’s the minimum required exercise for everyday.

1. Running/jogging

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No matter how much weight you lift, no matter how fast u swim, and no matter how hard you punch, running or jogging is the basic exercise which should never be missed. I have heard various occasional sportsmen say they don’t need jogging because they do this or that bla bla! Hey, listen, no matter what you do, running is a must.

You should be able to run 1 mile (1.6km) in less than 6 minutes if you’re an athlete or atleast within 7 minutes if you like calling yourself fit.

2. Push-ups

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Since long, broad shoulders and wide chest are considered the sign of fitness and masculinity. Pushups help you tone up and even develop your shoulders, chest abdominals and back muscles. Yes you need pushups to have those six packs too!

Minimum requirement is to be able to do atleast 25 perfect pushups at a time.

3. Chin-ups/pull-ups

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Goto any martial arts club, karate, Kungfu etc, you will see the kids there jumping around and doing hell difficult exercises all around but none, almost none of the clubs or institutes focus on chin-ups, infact they don’t even have a chinup bar at the dojo! Oh come on! How are you even claiming to be fit without chin-ups?

Chin-ups train your shoulders, neck, back and chest a lot! And again, it helps in getting your six packs too.

A healthy person should be able to do 5 chin-ups at a time, minimum! With either over or an under grip.

You should do this exercise atleast 5 times a day and take saturday/sunday full off if you want to.

An athlete can do other exercises along with it which he wants to but if he isn’t doing these then he is doing bad to himself! So start jogging, pushups and pull-ups during your workouts regularly!

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Police and bhugti tension in shifa international hospital, islamabadhttp://offlineclinic.com/police-and-bhugti-tension-in-shifa-international-hospital-islamabad/778/ http://offlineclinic.com/police-and-bhugti-tension-in-shifa-international-hospital-islamabad/778/#comments Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:02:11 +0000 http://offlineclinic.com/?p=778 Read more »]]> For last couple of weeks, a person was admit in medical icu of shifa international hospital was from balochistan and the grand son of bhugti was sponsoring his treatment there.

Today, that guy died in shifa international hospital, islamabad. Since then a huge infantry of police and a lot of balochis and bhugti people are present in shifa international and the situation is quite tensed.

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The police and anti terrorist squad is not only deployed outside shifa, but they have also taken positions at all entrance and exits of the hospital. They’re moving around inside the hospital too to keep an eye on stuff.

Media is also present at the location and waiting for don’t know what… a clash maybe ? or some official statement ?

The bhugti clan wants to take the dead body to the parliment and police is there to stop them.

Lets hope nothing bad happens…

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Thrombolytic vs Fibrinolytic vs Anticoagulant agentshttp://offlineclinic.com/thrombolytic-vs-fibrinolytic-vs-anticoagulant-agents/773/ http://offlineclinic.com/thrombolytic-vs-fibrinolytic-vs-anticoagulant-agents/773/#comments Sun, 09 Jun 2013 10:10:04 +0000 http://offlineclinic.com/?p=773 Read more »]]> There is sometimes confusion among medical students that what’s the difference between the thrombolytic agents, fibrinolytic agents and the anticoagulants and which drugs or agents perform each of these actions.

thrombolytic-fibrinolytic-anticoagulantThrombolytic agents break down the thrombus / clot itself.

Example includes Heparin (natural thrombolytic)

Fibrinolytic agents are the one which breakdown the fibrin inside the clot but not the thrombus itself.

Example includes Plasminogen (natural fibrinolytic)

Anticoagulants work is before the clot is formed, i.e, they prevent the clot from getting formed in first place. Once the thrombus is formed they can’t break it down, instead, thrombolytic agents are used instead for the breakdown of the clot.

Hope it clarifies the concept of each of these. If you have any query related to thrombolytics, fibrinolytics or anticoagulants please let me know.

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Drugs used in VT and SVThttp://offlineclinic.com/drugs-used-in-vt-and-svt/767/ http://offlineclinic.com/drugs-used-in-vt-and-svt/767/#comments Sun, 19 May 2013 17:15:28 +0000 http://offlineclinic.com/?p=767 Read more »]]> ventricular tachycardiaThis post simply summarizes drugs used in ventricular tachycardia and supra-ventricular tachycardia.

Note: this post is meant to give a brief quick review for when to use amiodrone, verapamil, lidocaine and adenosine.

Lidocaine: It’s drug of choice in post MI ventricular tachycardia.

Amiodrone: amiodrone can be given in both post myocardia infarction ventricular tachycardia, and vt without MI too.

In Supra ventricular tachycardia, drug of choice is adenosine and then verapil.

If you have any queries or want to discuss, please let me know through comments.

 

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Best exercises to lose weight fasthttp://offlineclinic.com/best-exercises-to-lose-weight-fast/764/ http://offlineclinic.com/best-exercises-to-lose-weight-fast/764/#comments Sun, 19 May 2013 08:44:35 +0000 http://offlineclinic.com/?p=764 Read more »]]> All exercises are not designed to lose weight. Some are there to tone up the body, some to gain stamina and even some to gain weight. Proper and relevant exercise with proper diet is necessary to lose weight fast. Here we will list out a few best exercises to lose weight fast.

Best exercises to lose weight fast:

swimming-weight-lossSwimming: Swimming is one of the best exercise to lose weight fast and effectively. It will not only make you lose weight but also give your body a proper tone and look. Swimming is specially good for very obese people and people with joint issues as there is minimum stress on joints in swimming. But the trick is to “swim” in the pool, not just take a bath, I hope it makes sense.

Trekking / Hiking: If you’ve got a hill near your home, you live in a paradise. Climb up the hill everyday. Average height to be climbed per day is 1km (length can vary). But start slow and keep improving the speed and height day by day as trekking may hurt your knees or feet or even back if you’re not trained properly.

Jogging: Well, if you can’t swim or hike, then jogging is equally effective but sort of boring (atleast for me :) ) exercise to lose weight fast . . .

Martial arts with lots of aerobics in it is very efficient exercise to lose weight really fast too!

I hope this list helps you chose the exercise you want to follow to lose your weight rapidly.

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Pollen allergy season in Islamabad, Pakistanhttp://offlineclinic.com/pollen-allergy-season-in-islamabad-pakistan/753/ http://offlineclinic.com/pollen-allergy-season-in-islamabad-pakistan/753/#comments Sat, 13 Apr 2013 21:37:32 +0000 http://offlineclinic.com/?p=753 Read more »]]> pollen allergyMarch and April are the months of pollen allergy in Islamabad, Pakistan. The influx of patients to the emergency department with aggravated asthma in these months is too high. P.I.M.S (Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences) has set up a seperate allergy clinic for asthma allergy patients in emergency to manage the patients as soon as they get into the hospital.

Tips to avoid pollen allergy outcomes for the patients with asthma specially:

avoid dust

avoid going into the hilly areas or lush green areas where pollen is in abundance

wear the protective mask to keep out any pollens from getting into your wind pipe.

avoid cold

Nebulize everyday for around 10 minutes

keep the inhaler with you at all times, specially when you go out

take mast cell stabalizer (monteka for example) and antihistamine (telfast-d for example) during this season to help avoind getting pollen allergy attacks.

If the patient gets serious shortness of breath (SOB) don’t wait for magic to happen at home, rush him or her to the hospital.

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Significance of eosinophils in allergic reactionshttp://offlineclinic.com/significance-of-eosinophils-in-allergic-reactions/744/ http://offlineclinic.com/significance-of-eosinophils-in-allergic-reactions/744/#comments Sat, 30 Mar 2013 14:13:31 +0000 http://offlineclinic.com/?p=744 Read more »]]> eosinophilVarious cell lines and their variations in complete blood picture has their significance in determining the type of infection or reaction going on in the body.

Eosinophils are usually indicative of any allergic reaction going on in the body.

Eosinophils are generally associated with antigen-antibody reactions taking place int he body. So any situation in which allergic reaction takes place in the body as a result of any allergic agent or a hypersensitivity reaction, eosinophils count will shoot up.

Examples of reactions in which eosinophils count will rise include:

  • hay fever
  • asthma
  • drug hypersensitivity
  • bee stings
  • etc

Note: Decrease in eosinophils count can be seen in the patients receiving corticosteroids therapy.

The lab reports always go along with the history and physical examination of the patient and there is no alternate for professional medical consultation.

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