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Can the flu permanently damage your sense of smell :

Can the flu permanently damage your sense of smell :

Can the flu permanently damage your sense of smell :

The flu can damage your sense of smell. Fortunately, this is usually not permanent, though it may take it a while to return. Often, whether or not you regain your sense of smell depends upon the underlying cause. If extensive damage is done to your nasal nerves, it is more likely that the condition will be permanent.

The medical term for a complete loss of smell is anosmia, while a partial loss of smell is called hyposmia. 

Typically, anosmia is not an indicator of a serious condition. However, because the sense of taste and sense of smell are closely related, anosmia may mean that you lose interest in eating, and as a result, lose too much weight. Therefore, you fail to get the important nutrients your body needs.  Anosmia affects 3 percent of the adult population over the age of 40, and the incidence increases with age. For those over 60 years of age, the rate rises to as much as 22 percent.

Reasons for loss of smell:

Any condition that obstructs your nasal passage or flow of air through your nose can cause you to lose your sense of smell. 

These conditions include:

Common cold
Chronic congestion
Nasal polyps

There are also neurological conditions that can cause anosmia. Although uncommon, the olfactory center of the brain the part used for processing the sense of smell can be damaged by:

Alzheimer’s disease
A brain tumor
Head injury
Exposure to harmful chemicals such as insecticides
Certain medications
Zinc-containing nasal sprays (these have been taken off the market) 

How can we help you :

Ent surgeons who have extensive expertise and can implement a plan to help you. The course of care depends upon the underlying cause. For example, if your problem is caused by chronic sinus infections, then we will create a treatment plan to help you. In cases like this, your sense of smell should return at some point after the underlying problem is resolved.

If your anosmia is due to an underlying neurological condition, the good news is that your olfactory (sense of smell) nerves can regenerate, although it cannot be predicted when or to what extent. There’s also a large difference in the rate of regeneration among different individuals—for some it may take days, while for others, it may take years. There are some treatments available, and we’ll be happy to discuss if one of them is right for you.

Dr. Mamatarani Rout

ENT Consultant. (Otolaryngologist MBBS, DLO (ENT).

Health benefits of Green Tea

Health benefits of Green tea

Green tea is the healthiest beverage, rich in antioxidants & Nutrients that have beneficial effects on the body.
Benefits include:
1. It improves brain functions.
2. Helps in fat loss.
3. Serves as a stimulant.
4. Hydrated our body.
5. Fight against cancer( breast, colon, prostate, skin, bladder, throat, ovarian, lung)
6. Maintain blood pressure.
7. Good in diabetes ( reduces blood sugar).
8. Help in weight loss.
9. Tone skin& hair.
10. Helps in Alzheimer’s Diseases.

11. Prevent Ageing.
12. Boost immunity.
13. Reduces the risk of heart disease.
14. Reduces cholesterol level.
15. Inhibits formation of blood clots.
16. It reduces stress.
17. It fights inflammation.
18. It has antiviral & antibacterial properties.
19. It detoxifies harmful chemicals& toxins.
20. It removes free radicals.


1. The patient who is sensitive to caffeine should not drink it.
2. Avoid green tea is already taking any blood thinners.
3. Avoid it with iron-rich food.
Caffeine present in 1 tea bag of tea – 25-40 mg.
A person can drink 2-3 cups of tea/day.

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Health benefits of Drinking Hot water

Health benefits of Drinking Hot waterHealth benefits of Drinking Hot water

Hot water is the most essential & beneficial when it is consumed warm.
The warm cup of water in the morning can help to cleanse our body by flushing out toxins.
1. Hot water helps in providing digestive power & reducing metabolic waste & build immunity.
2. help & relief from constipation.
3. It prevents premature aging.
4. It reliefs from pain & other stomach related problems.

5. It helps in weight loss, Diabetes.
6. It improves blood circulation.
7. It helps me removing free radicals from the body.
8. It relieves from nasal & throat congestion.
9. Calms our central nervous system.
10. Keeps us hydrated.

11. Reliefs from achalasia. (a condition when there is difficulty passing food from esophagus to stomach.
12. Helps in glowing skin, avoid a migraine.
13. Helps in IBS ( inflammatory bowel syndrome)
14. Helps in anxiety, depression, stress.
15. Helps in relieving joint pain, eczema, psoriasis.

16. It eases bowel movements.
17. It fights dandruff.
18. It stimulates hunger.
19. It is good for skin & hair.
20. It helps in male & female infertility.
Recommendations: Drink 8-10 glasses of water/day

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Walk under the guidance of Dt Shweta Arora Mandal…

Walk under the guidance of Dt Shweta Arora Mandal...Walk under the guidance of Dt Shweta Arora Mandal…

Mr. Jagdish Sachdeva age 65 yrs male Weight 113 kg height 162 cm diagnosis morbid obesity grade 3, HTN, kidney disease ( KFT raised), breathing difficulty, with both knees replacement ( TKR).lost 22 kgs in 2 months current weight is 91 kg with Diet, walk under the guidance of Dt Shweta Arora Mandal…

What is the DASH DIET?

What is the DASH DIET? Harsh ENT Hospital...What is the DASH DIET?

Dash diet is a diet to approach to stop hypertension.
It helps to lower blood pressure, lose weight, & prevent Diabetes & cardiac problems.




How to manage hypertension, Diabetes & weight?

1. Choose fresh fruits.
2. Avoid adding table salts, seasonings, Chat masalas in fruits, salads or in any other food items.
3. Reduce intake of non-veg, seafood & processed food.
4. Avoid packed food& beverage, sauce, chutney.
5. Avoid smoked, cured food, pickles, papad.
How to achieve healthy body weight?
1. Reduce your calories by choosing low-fat dairy products.
2. Small & frequent meals are more preferable.
3. Engage in regular exercise / work out at least 2 hours/day, either walk, exercise.
4. Avoid nibbling, skipping meals.
5. Increase food that is high in potassium, magnesium, fiber.

Food choices:

1. Eat at least 4-5 serving of whole wheat flour, fruits, vegetables.
2. Choose high fiber food, fruits, vegetables.
3. Eat tomatoes, orange& other citrus fruits high in potassium.
4. Include Nutri, peas, beans, seeds in Diet.
5. Increase foods that are rich in calcium, low-fat dairy products, yogurt, low-fat paneer.
6. Reduce caffeine & sodas in a diet.
7. Drink plenty of fluids at least 3 liters/day.
8. Quit smoking.

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What are the harmful effects of drinking too much tea?

What are the harmful effects of drinking too much teaWhat are the harmful effects of drinking too much tea?

TEA:  High intake of tea can cause lots of side effects due to caffeine present in this.
Side effects…
First of all, A headache, nervousness, sleep problems, vomiting, gastritis, Diarrhoea, irritability, irregular heartbeat, dizziness, ringing in ears, convulsions, confusion.
1 cup contains 14-60 mg of caffeine.
It works as a stimulant

Side effects include:

1. Insomnia & Restlessness.
2. It causes Addiction.
3. It causes dehydration.
4. It reduces the absorption of essential Nutrients.
5. Risk of prostate cancer, oesophageal cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer.
6. It causes miscarriage if taken in large amounts during pregnancy.
7. It causes skeletal fluorosis (a painful condition of bones.)
8. It causes high blood pressure & the risk of cardiac disorders.
Tea if taken in moderation will not be harmful

Note: excess of every thing is bad

Furthermore Information, Caffeine present in tea may cause bloating, increased heart rate causes osteo fluorosis.
It blocks the absorption of vitamins, it damage bones, it may lead to addiction if taken in a large amount, it may also lead to depression, anxiety, irritability, frustration, sleeping disorders.

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What are the essential nutrients for the brain development in children

What are the essential nutrients for the brain development in children?

Iron-Dt. Shweta Arora Mandal, Harsh ENT Hospital


 It is important for brain development & cognitive performance.
Two types of iron: Heme iron & Non Heme iron
Heme Iron rich food are generally animal origin such as meat, poultry, & fish
Non-Heme iron-rich food includes Grains, vegetables, Dried fruits ( apricot, raisins), iron-fortified products such as cereals, bread. Vitamin c is required for iron absorption.

Choline-Dt. Shweta Arora Mandal, Harsh ENT Hospital

Choline –

plays an important & significant role in fetus & infants brain development for memory & long learning ability.
Choline like DHA is found in breast milk, egg yolk, fish, wheat germ, poultry.


 Antioxidants-Dt. Shweta Arora Mandal, Harsh ENT Hospital


Fruits & vegetables have a good source of vitamin & minerals which protect from damage from free radicals.
Sources of food that helps for brain development In kids .. egg, yogurt, spinach, kale, oats, apple, plums, whole grains.


Amino acid plays a very important role in the brain development of kids
AA  contain proteins that are that are important for the proper functioning of the brain.
They are essential for improving attentiveness, ability to complete the task, remain calm in the appropriate situation.


A child’s brain reaches 90% of its adult development by the age of 6 years.
Since children’s build their skills through observations, experience & interaction, it becomes important to indulge your child in different activities that help his/ her brain development.
Amino acids Asparagine is essential for brain development in n individual with disabilities, the enzyme is not produced in sufficient quantity.

Tyrosine –

an amino acid required for the production of the neurotransmitters dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine.

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Tips for feeding toddlers

Tips for feeding toddlers  Tips for feeding toddlers

Toddlers Dietary Guidelines

These are the guidelines for feeding toddlers:
The question which comes in mind of all parents that what should my toddler eat & drink?
Toddlers need to eat a variety of food everyday limit too much milk, sugary foods, juice another wise child will not accept other healthy food.
Every child required adequate Nutrition for healthy growth & Development.

Food items that to be introduced in his/ her Diet :

1. Cereals & millets –

.include 2 cups of cereals & millets for the age of 1-3 yrs of children/ day & the quantity increases to 4 cups for the age of 4-6 yrs of age.
They are a good source of iron, calcium, proteins, vitamin B complex.
Grated carrot, lauki, boiled beans, onion, tomatoes can be added to make paratha, pulao, upma, soft chapati, Dalia, oats etc

2. Pulses –

1 bowl/ day for the age of 1-3 yrs old child & quantity increases to 2 bowls for the age of 4-6 yrs old child They are rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals. Can be added in the preparation of Dalia, khichdi, sprouts sandwich, soups, poha, upma, dal paratha, dal, besan cheela.

3. Fruits –

include 1 bowl/day in any form cut fruits, milkshake, custard, fruit porridge.

4. Milk & its products-

500 ml/day include milk, curd, paneer, custard, kheer etc
5. Egg /non-veg – 1 whole egg/day or 30 gms of non-veg/ week


Limit too much sugar, canned food, preservatives, fries, salted chips, creams, mayonnaise.

RDA for 1-3 yrs old child

Child’s ideal weight should be around 12.9 kg
Total Nutrition- Energy – 1060 kcal
/ day , proteins – 16.7 gms / day , fat- 27 gms / day, iron – 9 mg/ day, calcium- 500 mg / day

RDA for 4-6 yrs old child

Child ideal body weight should be around 18 kg
Total Nutrition – Energy -1350 kcal / day , proteins – 20.1 gm/ day, fat – 25 gm/ day, iron – 13 mg / day, calcium- 600 mg / day
Options which can be given for toddlers:
Stuffed paratha ( dal, paneer, potato), dal cheela, besan cheela, sooji cheela, Dalia with milk/ veg, poha, bread sandwich, cutlets (with paneer, sooji, atta, potato), custard, sewai, sooji kheer, sabutdana kheer, egg sandwich, egg toast, idli, dosa etc.

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