Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans Prognosis

       Cancer - a life threatening disease. It is an autoimmune disease, where some of the body cell grow out of body's control and spread throughout the body. These abnormal body cells start destruction of normal body cell.       Cancer is due to some genetic changes in DNA structure of body. The normal body cells have a life span , but when there are such type of changes in DNA, these body cells do not die, rather they grow up and disturb the function of normally working cells.       There are some common cancers such as Lung cancer, skin cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, bladder cancer, etc. There are some rare cancers also, that do not occur in general, and they may have no spreading speed as these common cancers have.  Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, is one of the rare type sarcoma.        Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is generally a flesh colored or reddish purplish colored firm patch of skin. It occurs generally in the middle layer of skin. From there, it c

Mango, Good For You



    In the previous part of mango we have seen 'How raw mango promotes health'. In this article we will see the health benefits of Mango. Yesss.... everyone's favorite, the king of fruits, mango is a superfood. 

    It is a stone fruit, that means having a large seed in it. It struts as having impressive nutritional profile. Mango is low in calories but full of nutrients.

    A cup of sliced mango gives about 

  • 100 kcal, 
  • 2- 3 gm of fibers,  
  • 1- 2 gm proteins, 
  • very low fats,  
  • Vit C about 60 to 70 % *
  • Copper about 20%* 
  • Vit B6 about 11 -12 %* 
  •  Vit A about 10-12 %* 
  • Potassium about 6-7 % * 
  • Manganese about 4 -5 %* 
  • Vit E about 9 -10 % * 
  • & Many more nutrients are present in abundant amount.
  • ( * - % of daily requirement). 

    There are different kinds of mangoes. They vary in shape, color, flavor and seed size. The skin color may differ but the inner flesh is mostly golden yellow and yummy..... 

    Helps Protect Eye - 
    Mango contains an antioxidant - Zeaxanthin that is an eye vitamin, and helps to protect eye cells from the harmful effects of certain light sources such as the Sun. The powerful antioxidants help improve immunity. 
    Facilitate Digestion - 
    Mangoes could help facilitate healthy digestion. They are full of fiber, and enzymes that aid breakdown and digestion of protein, and fibers help lowering the risk of heart diseases, type 2 Diabetes mellitus. Also contains prebiotics which helps feed good bacteria in the gut. 
    Enhance Skin Glow -
    Eating mango helps improve our skin glow from inside out. It is rich in Vit C, Vit A that play  important role in skin health. Apart from eating mango, it helps smoothening of skin by massaging the mashed mango on face.

    Anti-Inflammatory - 
    Study shows Mango, as contains polyphenols have anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce the risk of certain type of cancer and reduce inflammation in the body.

    May Help Regulate Diabetes Mellitus - 
    Eating mango leaves are great to regulate diabetes, the leaf extract may exhibit anti-bacterial activity. As well mango has a low glycemic index, eating mango in moderation will not increase blood sugar level.  

    Bark May Be Helpful In - 
    The bark is astringent and helpful in rheumatism similarly the gum of the tree is used in dressing for cracked feet and also useful in scabies.

    The king of fruits can certainly be enjoyed in a variety of ways and is the perfect alternative to processed desserts to keep our sugar craving in check. 

    It is not only sweet and delicious in its taste and known as king of fruits but possesses anti-diabetic, cardio tonic, hypotensive, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and many more properties also. 

        Dr. Nilam 
        M.D. Homoeopathy & Dietitian
        Mob. No. 9960205821          


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