Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Social Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety disorder also known as Social Phobia is a condition in which a person has an excessive and intense fear of one or more social situations.
It is common for many people to get nervous and over conscious when facing certain social situations like giving a public speech, going to an interview for a new job or going on a date but when this fear and anxiety becomes so significant that you try to avoid the situation that triggers this anxiety and interferes with daily life activities then it is becomes a disorder known as Social anxiety disorder. The person may be so frightened of facing the situation that even just thinking about it makes him anxious and this anxiety may even build up to create a panic attack.

Clinical Features: 
A feeling of shyness or discomfort in certain social situations is not always abnormal or a sign of social anxiety disorder. Comfort levels depends on an individuals personality and life experiences.
Many people with social anxiety disorder feel that there is something wrong but do not recognize it as a sign of illness. The symptoms of this disorder can be described as follows:

1. Emotional Symptoms:

  • Excessive self consciousness and anxiety in day to day social situations.
  • Excessive worrying for days or even months before an upcoming social event.
  • Worrying about humiliating or embarrassing oneself .
  • Fear of interacting with a stranger.
  • Extreme fear of being watched or judged by others.
2. Physical Symptoms:
  • Confusion
  • Pounding heart.
  • Red face or blushing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Upset stomach and diarrhea
  • Trembling and shaking including a shaky voice
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness or faintness
3. Behavioral Symptoms;
  • Avoiding a situation to such an extent that it interferes with normal routine life.
  • Feeling a need of a close friend when going to a social gathering.
  • Staying quiet and not interacting with others

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Keep Your High Blood pressure In Check- Stay healthy

High blood pressure is pretty much a symptom less condition, but it has potentially serious consequences. If left unrecognized and untreated it can lead to a number of serious conditions like heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and many other health related complications. Here are a few simple ways to keep your blood pressure under control.

1. Watch the scale closely- Keep your body weight under control:
If you are over weight, loosing even 5 pounds can lower your blood pressure. And a new study suggests that the opposite may also be true. Research has shown that people with normal weight if gain as little as 5 pounds over the course of eight weeks may have a rise in their blood pressure.

2. Eat Yogurt:
Preliminary research shows that eating certain foods like yogurt may modestly reduce the blood pressure. More studies are needed to confirm this fact but still it is important as consuming diet that mainly consists of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low fat dairy products helps keep blood pressure under control.

3. Limit Your sodium intake:
According to American Heart Association limiting sodium to less than 1,500 mg  a day is important to maintain normal blood pressure and thus prevents major heart diseases.

4. Get Active:
Regular exercise not only lowers the blood pressure but also helps in maintaining a normal body weight. Exercise strengthens the heart and reduces stress.

5. Get Advice from Your Doctor:

Raw Or Boiled Egg Experiment

Hot And Cold Water Science Experiment

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Islam in Church - Yusuf Estes

Story Of Abu Hafsah Abdul Malik Clare- How He Came To Islam

The Spider- Mentioned In Holy Quran And The Scientific Miracle

Allah says in the Holy Quran, Chapter 29 verse 41
" The likeness of those who take false deities as helpers/protectors other than Allah is the likeness of spider who builds for itself a house; but verily, the frailest (weakest) of houses is the spider's house if they but knew"

Before finding out the nature of the scientific miracle in this quranic verse it is important that we study the verse that comes in connection before and after the above mentioned verse.
" Verily, Allah knows what things they invoke instead of Him. He is Almighty, the Wise. All these similtudes We put forward for mankind; but none will understand them except those who have knowledge. "(chapter 29 verse 42-43)

In the commentary and explanation of these verses it is said that Allah likened the disbelievers and the polytheists in their worship of idols to a spider who builds a weak frail house that cannot provide protection or comfort.
Other explanation of the weakness is the fact the scientists discovered about the weak social structure in the family of spiders. You do not find anything in the spider world except that the female who beheads her mate or her young and leaves the family home .
Modern science has discovered more than thirty five thousand species of spiders with various sizes,shapes,colors, nature and instincts. The scientists has also discovered that the spider's web has a specific geometric design and is precisely formed, and it is set up in a carefully chosen place in a corner or between branches of a tree. The thread of a spider's web is weak enough to be torn by a gust of wind but at the same time it is very flexible.
The scientific miracle in the Quranic wording is to be found in the fact that the verb is used is feminine form, which precisely indicates that it is the female and not the male that make the web and it matches with the recent scientific discovery.

Surah Kahf With English translation

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Allah Accepts Repentance

Personality Types-The Psychological Classification Of Different Individuals

Personality type is the psychological classification of  different types of individuals. The type usually explains the qualitative differences between different individuals.

The Carl G Jung's Theory Of Personality Types:
According to this theory proposed by Jung in 1971 people can be characterized by:
1. By preference of general attitude into either Extraverted OR Introverted
2.By preference of function of perception into either Sensing OR Intuition
3.By Preference of function of judging into either Thinking VS Feeling
4.And finally in a person the function of judging or the function of perception may be dominant so  Judging VS Perceiving.

When all these characteristics are combined they yield 16 different types of personalities. Each personality type can be assigned a 4 letter acronym of corresponding combination of preferences:

1. ISTJ ( Introverted sensing thinking judging ): The duty Fulfiller 
These individuals are serious and quiet, and interested in peaceful living. They are loyal and faithful and usually accomplish the task once they have set their mind to it. Their reliability cannot be doubted. 

2. ISTP (Introverted sensing thinking perceiving ): The Mechanic
These individuals are quiet and reserved with excellent skills on mechanical thinking. They have an adventurous spirit and are attracted to action and are usually fearless. They are bold and behave very well in crisis situations.

3. ISFJ (Introverted sensing feeling judging ): The Nurturer 

Surah Yasin With English Translation

Simple Pan Cake

A quick and easy way to make a pan cake.


  • All purpose flour   1/2 cup
  • Eggs                         2
  • Sugar                      2 tsp
  • Milk                       1/3 cup
  • Banana(optional)    1/2
  • Ghee/oil                  2 tbs

1. Heat ghee/ oil in a frying pan.
2 Blend together all the above ingredients.
3. Fry the batter until it gets golden brown.
4. Serve hot.

The above recipe makes 2 pan cakes of an average size.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Arabic Alphabets For Children

English Alphabet Songs For Kids

Introduction To Islam

Islam is a religion and it is derived from Arabic word 'silm' which means peace, purity, acceptance and commitment. As a religion Islam means complete acceptance and submission to One God and to live in peace with the Creator, with one self, with other people and with the environment.

Muslim is a person who submits his will to Almighty God and in common the followers of Islam are known as Muslims. A Muslim is any person living in any part of the world whose obedience and loyalty is to God , the Lord of the universe.

Muslims use the word Allah for the English word God.

The Message Of Islam:
Many people that Islam is a new religion, but it is a misconception. Instead Islam is not a new religion, it is actually the same message and guidance that God revealed to all His previous messengers. The message which was revealed to prophet Mohammad (pbuh) is Islam in its comprehensive, complete and final form. Some basic principles of islam are:

1. Oneness of God: Allah is One and Only God and he has no partner. He is the creator of all human beings as well as the whole universe and everything that it contains.

2. Mohammad (PBUH) is the last messenger and servant of God. He was chosen by God to deliver His final message to all human beings.The revelation that he received is the Holy Quran while the message is called islam.

3. The followers of islam believe that God sent different messengers throughout the history of mankind. All came with the same message and the same teachings. It was the people who misunderstood or misinterpreted them.

4. Muslims believe in all the previous prophets, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Ismail, Jacob, David, Moses and Jesus ( peace be upon them all).

The Five pillars of Islam:
Every action that is done with the awareness that it fulfills the will of God is considered as act of worship. There are five basic pillars of Islam as given below;

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hijab in Christianity and Islam

Reward For Righteousness

Coping With Still Birth

Still birth is defined as death of a bay after 20 weeks of pregnancy but before delivery. Whenever parents deal with the death of their baby whether it may be early or late in pregnancy it is a great sense of disappointment, loss and suffering. 

Emotions That Affect Parents Who had a Still born Baby
The loss of the baby affects the parents in many different ways.  The dreams and expectations as well as plans to celebrate and welcome the new baby are shattered all at once. Most likely the parents experience atleast one of these symptoms and emotions:
  • Sadness
  • Unexplained crying
  • A loss of appetite
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • A sense of guilt
  • Anger and blame
  • Feeling of despair
  • Lack of concentration
  • Helplessness
  • Hopelessness
Statistics Of StillBirth
According to a national statistics 1 in every 200 pregnancies in United States end up in stillbirths. According to one other research it affect 25,000 families each year. It touches families of all races, religion and socio- economic status and in most cases it is an unexpected, sudden loss in an apparently normal pregnancy. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy- A Type Of Psychotherapy

Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of mental health counselling or psychotherapy that focuses on relationships of thoughts, feelings and behavior.
It is usually a short term and helps patients deal with one specific problem.

Scientifically Proved Therapy:
Cognitive Behavioral therapy is one of the new forms of psychotherapy that has been scientifically proved to be effective. A number of clinical trials for many different disorders have been carried out and have shown positive results.

Theory Behind Cognitive Behavioral Therapy :
In cognitive behavioral therapy the mental health counselor helps the patient get aware of negative thinking so as to view the challenging situations in a different way and respond to them effectively. The therapist and the patient work actively together and this theory is based on a cognitive model that the way we perceive situations influences how we feel emotionally.
When a person is in distress usually the way he thinks may be unrealistic so a psychotherapist helps him think more realistically and initiates problem solving and behavioral changes.

Essential Components of CBT:
CBT is based on the idea that our thoughts causes our feeling and behavior so if we can change the way we feel we can change the situation even though the situation has not really changed.
The basic steps or components of this therapy are briefly describes here:

1. Building trust and rapport with the patient is very important as in any other case and helps in getting close to the patient and understand him more accurately.
2. The basic question to ask a patient is is reporting a distressing situation or dysfunctional behavior is " what is going On in your mind right now?" This helps in identify the negative thinking and an approach to think differently.
3. In the first step the therapist helps the patient identify the problematic belief. This is known as functional analysis. The process may sometimes be difficult initially but ultimately leads to self discovery and insights.

Alcohol and Pork Prohibited Both In Qur'an and the Bible

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Spicy Yoghurt Drink (Burhani Raita)

This delicious drink for spice lovers could be prepared in a few minutes and is usually served with biryani in Indian subcontinent.

1 cup yogurt
1 tsp each of garlic and ginger paste
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
few coriander leaves
1-2 green chills.
Salt to taste
2 cups water


1. Heat a pan with a bit of oil just to garnish the pan and roast the cumin seeds, coriander seeds and mustard seeds along with the garlic and ginger paste for 2 - 3 minutes. This helps in giving a nice aroma to the seeds.
2. Use a grinder to grind up all the ingredients together so as to give a smooth consistency.
3. Add water to obtain the desired concentration.
4. Its ready to drink and enjoy!

Introduction To Clinical Psychology

Definition Of Clinical Psychology
Clinical Psychology is defined as a branch of Psychology that deals with the study and treatment of mental illness as well as diagnosis of behavioral and personality disorders.

Clinical Psychologist
A clinical psychologist is a health professional who is specialized and trained in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems. They usually do not prescribe medications instead use psychological techniques to treat the condition.
A clinical Psychologist must usually complete a Ph.D in clinical psychology before being able to practice. However in some states and provinces a masters degree is sufficient. In most states the professional activity of clinical psychologists is monitored by a licencing board or a professional college. In addition psychologist may also help in various clinical research projects in human behavior as well as may be involved with teaching.

Aims of a Clinical Psychologist

1. Interacts with the patients and helps them understand about their condition, and make plans in order to achieve personal and social adjustment.

2. Identifies psychological,  emotional and behavioral issues and diagnose the disorder by proper interview, tests, records and reference material.

3. Uses a variety of treatment methods that may include psychotherapy, behavior modification, stress reduction therapy , play therapy etc.

4. Counsel individuals and groups regarding problems such as stress, substance abuse, family issues, dealing with death and loss etc

Similarities between Islam, Christianity and Judaism - Dr. Zakir Naik

Allah-The Just

Friday, October 17, 2014

Getting An Occupational and Environmental History During Clinical Skills Exam

The occupational and environmental history concerns exposure to potential disease producing substances or environments.The following are some sort of questions that can be asked regarding the exposure:

  • What type of work do you do
  • How long have you been doing this work
  • Describe your work
  • Are you exposed to hazardous material. Do you ever use protective eqipment
  • What kind of work did you do before you had your present job
  • Have you lived near any factories, shipyards, or other potential hazardous facilities
  • Has anyone in your household ever worked with hazardous materials that could have been brought home
  • What type of hobbies do you have. What type of exposures are involved
  • Do you now or have you previously had enviornmental or occupational exposure to asbestos, lead, fumes, chemical, dusts, louid noises, radiation or toxic factors

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Remembrance Of Allah

Surah Al asar With English Translation

Quran vs Bible - Yusuf Estes debate - Christianity VS Islam

Walk 30 Minutes A Day- Stay Healthy

Walking is a great way to help improve and maintain your health. Just 30 minutes a day can help improve the function of heart and cardiovascular system, prevents obesity and burns out excess body fat, strengthen the bones and boosts up the muscle power.
An expert says that walking 30 minutes a day is equivalent to a 'magic pill' thah can prevent aging and premature death.

Minimum Daily Requirement Of Walking: 
To stay health and active research shows that minimum requirement is 30 minutes of daily walking. Walking does not need any training or fancy equipment and helps control weight naturally. It does not only have physical effect but also improves mental functioning and prevents anxiety and depression.

Speed and Length Of Walking:
When you start walking particularly for weight loss begin with a warm up session of about 5-10 minutes which helps the body to prepare and features an easy gait. During a weight loss walk the speed at which you should walk is known as 'determined pace' which means a pace characterized by noticeable breathing but in a way that it does not interfere with a conversation. This pace should be kept for a total of 30 minutes of walking and slowly the body gets conditioned to it.

Guidelines To Get the Most from Your Walk:
1. Make sure you have the right shoes because if the shoes are not comfortable you may get a foot pain. Also make sure the shoes you wear allow your feet to breath and provide a proper arch support.

2. If you cant walk for 30 consecutive minutes you can divide it up and do an interval training Also if you find difficult to get time to walk because of your busy working schedule you can walk during the lunch break, park the car at the furthest end of parking lot and also walking 3 times 10 minutes each through out the day is also perfectly ok.

3. Measuring your steps and keeping a record of daily 30 minute walk helps keep you motivated.

4. Massage your feet while going to bed helps prevent strain and removes anxiety and stress.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Family Medicine practice question 2

While performing an abdominal examination on a 42 year old woman in your office, she suddenly stops inspiratory effort during deep palpation of the right upper quadrant. Of which of the following problems is the most suggestive?

A. Hepatitis
B. Gallstones
C. Cholecystitis
D. Pancreatitis
E Right sided renal calculi


Shrimp Mash ( Special Bangladeshi Recipe- Chingri Mach er Bhorta )

Shrimp Lovers will like this easy and unique style of preparing a kind of shrimp salad. It is popular in Bangladesh and is very simple to make it.

Ingredients ;
!0- 12 medium sized Shrimps.
1 medium size onion
3-4 dry red chilies
3-4 green chilies
Salt to taste
Mustard oil- 1 Tbs
Coriander leaves 4-5

1.Wash and clean the shrimps. ( shell need not to be removed)
2. Heat a frying pan on medium heat and toast the shrimps until they become crispy about 15 minutes.
3. Alternatively the shrimps can be baked in an oven for about 20- 30 minutes at 300 F until becomes roasted.
4. Once the shrimps seem to be cooked grind them. ( try not to grind it to very fine consistency )
5. Chop the onion and the chilies as well as coriander leaves to small pieces.
6. Mix the chopped ingredients with the ground shrimp.
7. Add salt to taste.

Islam - the Abrahamic Faith

Family medicine Practice Question 1

An 80 year old man presents with Mild, crampy , bilateral lower quadrant pain, decreased appetite and low grade fever for 48 hours. Which of the following is most likely diagnosis?

A. Small bowel obstruction
B. Appendicitis
C. Constipation
D. Irritable bowel syndrome
E. Pancreatitis


View Of Different Scholars On Adoption

Jesus In Islam

There are different beliefs about jesus among people of different faith. Many believe that he is god or son of god. The islamic position regarding jesus comes form Quran . The quran says in chapter 19 verse 30 that jesus said
" I am a servant of God. HE has granted me scripture, made me a prophet "

Muslims believe that Jesus was a human being appointed by God as His messenger. His birth was extraordinary and miraculous without any male intervention. But God chose Jesus to deliver the same unified message that past prophets had brought to humanity. that is to worship the One God and to lead a morally upright life in order to attain salvation in the eternal life after death.

Mary - The mother of Prophet Jesus
Mary was a righteous woman whose mother had dedicated her to God's service even before she was born. As a child she lived a remarkable life marked by piety. The quran mentions her by the name Mariam and there is a chapter in quran named Surah mariam Chapter 19. It is described in Quran That Mary one day when she withdrew herself from her people in seclusion the angel Gabriel visited her in the form of man. Fearful of stranger she prayed for protection. He comforted her , declaring that God sent him to announce the glad tidings of a faultless son. She asked how this was possible since no man has ever touched her. The angel replied which is explained in mentioned in Quran as:
"This is how God creates what He wills:when he has ordained something, He only says Be, and it is"
(Chapter 3 verse 47)
When she felt the baby within her she left her place fearing people what they would do or say when they heard the news. But angel Gabriel reassured her of God's blessings and once the baby Prophet Jesus mentioned as Essa in quran was born she returned to her community where people began to accuse her for being unchaste . As already instructed by God she pointed towards the child who spoke as an infant and is mentioned in Quran as:
"I am a servant of God. He has granted me scripture; made me a prophet;made me blessed where ever i may be. he commanded me to pray and to give alms as long as I live"
( chapter 19 verse 30-31)

Miracles Given To Jesus
Jesus was a prophet and messenger of God. He never claimed dignity.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Health Benefits Of Eating Nuts

Nuts and seeds are super healthy but most of us don't eat enough of them. They are a great natural source of vitamins, minerals, protein, fat and fiber. All nuts and seed are energy dense means they have a high calories and eating only a handful per day provides enough nutritional benefits and fights off hunger.

Healthiest Nuts; Depending on the latest research the number one healthiest nut is either almond or  the walnut, but there is no way to rank them. Some of these healthy nuts are descried briefly here.

1. Almonds: Have as much calcium as milk and contains magnesium, vitamin E and B2, copper, selenium and lots of fiber. the majority of fat in almonds is hearth healthy mono-unsaturated fat.

2. Walnuts: are extremely good for the heart and brain and contains ellagic acid a natural cancer fighting antioxidant. It is high in omega-3 fatty acids, manganese and copper. Also contains essential amino acids used by body.

3. Pecans: have tons of vitamins and minerals like vitamin E and A, an array of B vitamins. folic acid, calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. They also help in lowering blood cholesterol.

4. Brazil Nuts: are a good source of protein, copper, niacin, magnesium, fiber, vitamin E and selenium.

5. Pine Nuts: are tiny morsels of delicious creaminess containing vitamin A, B, D and E and a high percentage of body's daily amino acid requirement.

Simple Spicy Beef Recipe

Here is a simple method to cook Spicy Beef.


Beef cut in small pieces         2 lbs
Chopped onion                       1/2 cup
Onion paste                            1 Tbs
Ginger paste                           1 Tbs
Garlic paste                            1 Tbs
Green chilli paste                   3  Tbs
Red Chilli powder                  2 tsp
Turmeric powder                    1 tsp
Garam masala powder            2 tsp
Cumin powder                        1 tsp
Cloves                                     2- 3 pieces
Cardamom                              2-3 pieces
Cinnamon stick                       2-3 pieces
Bay leaves                               2 pieces
Green chilli                              4-6
Salt                                          2 tsp
Oil                                           1/2 cup


1. Wash the beef and drain water.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Postpartum Exercise- Staying Fit and Active

Once the pregnancy is over , exercise helps in staying motivated and fit and also helps reducing the extra weight gained during pregnancy.
The American college of Obstetrician and gynecologists recommends that exercise can be resumed as soon as you feel fit for it.  But it is important to get an advice from the doctor or mod wife before you start any workout as every pregnancy and delivery are different.

Benefits of Exercise After Pregnancy:
Some of the benefits are summarized here:
Promotes weight loss and resuming normal pre-pregnancy weight.
Improves cardiovascular fitness
Restores muscle strength and tone
Boosts up the energy level and your mood
Improves the tone of the abdominal muscles
Relieves stress and helps prevent and recover from postpartum depression

When Can Exercise Be started?
It depends on how fit and active you were during your pregnancy as well as how did labor and delivery went on.
If you did regular exercise during pregnancy and if the baby birth went on smoothly without any complication light exercise may be started within a few days of birth.
The exercise should be taken more gradually if:
You didn't exercise during or before pregnancy
You had an assisted birth
Had a c-section

Simple Postnatal Exercises
1. In the first few days or weeks gentle lower belly and pelvic floor exercise helps the body to recover quickly. Contract the muscle you use to stop the urine flow. Hold for up to 10 secs and then release. Relax for 10 sec between contractions. Repeat 5 times.

2. Try the pelvic tilt a few times a  day which helps to strengthen the abdominal muscles

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Duke Criteria For Infective Endocarditis

Major Criteria:
1. Positive blood culture

  • typical organism in 2 separate cultures or
  • persistently +ve blood culture 
2. Endocardium involved
  • positive echocardiogram  showing vegetations, abscess or dehiscence of prosthetic valves or
  • new valvular regurgitation (change in murmur is not sufficient)
Minor Criteria:
1. Predisposition like cardiac lesion, Iv drug abuse
2. Fever >38C
3. Vascular /Immunological signs
4. Positive blood culture that does not meet major criteria
5. Positive echocardiogram that does not meet major criteria.

Definite infective endocarditis is diagnosed if 2 major OR 1 major and 3 minor OR all 5 minor criteria are met. 

Care For Orphans

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Health Benefits Of Black seeds

Black seeds also known as Black cumin , kalonjii, roman corriander and small fennel. Its botanical name is Nigella sativa.
People have used it for making medicine for over 2000 years. Its health benefits have remained a mystery for many years but now scientists are discovering its health benefits and proving it. The seed originally comes from Egypt.

Health benefits 
Some of the health benefits are summarized here:
1. It helps in treating digestive tract conditions like diarrhea, gas, colic, constipation and hemorrhoids.
2. Useful in lowering blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels.
3. Boosts up the immune system
4. It has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties and helps with headache, toothache and joint pains
5. Prevents and treats asthma, bronchitis and cough.
6. Black seeds were also traditionally known as having anticonvulsive properties. There has been many studies conducted and have shown to significantly reduce seizures in children given the treatment of black seed extract.
7. It prevents the growth of cancerous cells.
8. Controls type 2 diabetes with better blood sugar and HbA1c levels

Causes Of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Hemetemesis is vomiting of blood which may be bright red or look like coffee grounds and Melaena means black stools with a characteristic smell of altered blood. Both conditions indicate upper gastrointestinal bleeding. The conditions that may lead to upper GI bleeding are summarized as follows:

Common causes:
Peptic ulcers
Mallory-Weiss tear
Esophageal varices
Gastritis / Gastric erosions.
Drugs like NSAIDs, aspirin, steroids

Rare causes:
Bleeding disorders
Portal hypertensive gastropathy
Aorto-enteric fistula
Meckel's diverticulum

Brotherhood In Islam

Complications Of Nephrotic Syndrome

Nephrotic syndrome is a condition which consists of a triad of proteinuria (> 3 g/24 hrs), hypoalbuminaemia (albumin <25g/L) and edema.Severe hyperlipedaemia is often present. (total cholestrol>10mmol/L)

Patients suffering from Nephrotic syndrome may have many complication due to underlying disturbance in the body function. some of them are briefly described here:

1. Increased susceptibility to Infections: Infections eg cellulitis, streptococcus infections and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis happen in upto 20% of adult patients. It is because of decreased serum IgG and decreased complement levels. Also T cell function is decreased due in part to loss of immunoglobulin in urine and also due to effect of immunosuppresssive treatments.

2. Thromboembolism:Conditions like deep vein trombosis and pulmonary embolism may occur due to increased clotting factors and platelet abnormalities.

3. Hyperlipidaemia: Increased cholesterol and triglycerides are thought to be due to hepatic lipoprotein synthesis in response to low oncotic pressure.

4. Poor Nutrition: Loss of too much blood protein may lead to malnutrition and weight loss but it is usually not readily observed due to masking effect of edema.

5.High Blood pressure: damage to the glomeruli and the resulting build up of wastes in the blood stream can lead to a high blood pressure.

Don't Over look Small Deeds

Friday, October 10, 2014

"And We have made from water every living thing"- The Scientific Miracle Of Holy Quran

Allah says in the Holy Quran chapter 21 verse 30'

"And We have made from water every living thing, will they not then believe?"

This verse was understood by the earlier generations and by people in our own time and it will be understood by people in the future quite clearly that water is the basis of life.
Scientific progress has shown us many details that confirm this concept.

Water -The basis of life
Water is the basis of life. All living creatures starting from the virus which can only be seen with an electronic microscope to the entire plant and animal kingdom as well as human beings cannot exist without water. Water is the basis of all biological, metabolic and chemical functions occurring the the living body.

Unique Physical Properties of Water
Water also posses physical properties that make it the basis for life. All liquid solutions, when they change from a liquid to a solid state, increase in density and become heavier, except for water. Allah, has created in it unique characteristics. When water gets frozen into ice it floats and travels around in the sea and in frozen lakes. If it were heavy it would sink and kill off plants and animal life in oceans. Life would not exist, and if there is no life in water then undoubtedly there would be no life on dry land either.

Oxygen-originates from Water
Even the air that we breathe that is oxygen that we take in after chemical experiments has shown has its origin from water.

Debate: Dr. Zakir Naik vs. Dr William Campbell - The Quran and the Bible in the Light of Science

Surah Ikhlas with English Translation

Question Types to Avoid During History Taking

While taking a history during the exam on standardized patients there are many question types to be avoided and taken care of. These are explained here briefly:

1. Suggestive Question:
One is the suggestive question, which provides the answer to the question. For example,
  ' Do you feel the pain in your left arm when you get it in your chest? '
A better way to ask the same question would be,
   ' when you get the pain in your chest, do you notice it anywhere else?'

2. Why Question:
The Why question carries tones of accusation. This type of question almost always ask a patient to account for his or her behavior and tends to put the person on the defensive. For example,
   "Why did you stop taking medication? "
The answers, however to the Why question are important, Try rephrasing the 'why' question to ' What is the reason...' so the above question can be asked like
     " What is the reason you haven't seen a doctor for three years?"

3. Multiple or Rapid fire Questions:
The multiple or rapid fire questions should also be avoided . in this question , there is more than one point of inquiry. Don't confuse the patient with a list of questions and mostly the patient will answer only the last inquiry in this way you will feel you have asked a question but will not get an answer. For example avoid asking,
    " Have you had night sweats, fever, or chills? "

4. Questions with Medical jargon:
The questions should be concise and easily understood. The context should be free of medical jargon. for example,
 "You seem to have homonymous hemianopsia."
   "Have you ever had a myocardial infarction?"
Using medical terminology as in above examples should be avoided.

Social Etiquettes In Islam

Importance of Piety of Hearts

Rice Flour Cake

This is one of the easy and quick method of making a rice flour cake. Try it and i hope you will enjoy
. Rice flour                         2 cups
. Eggs                                  4
. Coconut flakes                 1 cup
. Sugar                                3/4 cup
. Powder Milk                    1/2 cup
. Liquid Milk                      1/2 cup
. Ghee/ Butter/oil                1/2 cup
. Almonds to garnish           as needed

1. Pre heat oven to 300 F.
2. Heat a pan on medium heat and fry rice flour for about 3 to 5 minutes.
3. Remove from pan and put in mixing bowl.
4. Add all ingredients one by one and mix thoroughly so as to make a smooth batter.
5. Brush the baking pan with ghee or oil and add the batter to it.
6. Bake for about 45 min to 1 hr.
7. Check and if a tooth pick comes out clean your cake is ready.
8. Garnish with almonds and serve.

What Is Islam

Causes Of Still Birth

When a baby dies in uterus at 20 weeks of pregnancy or later it is known as Still birth.

A greater proportion of still births seem to occur in otherwise healthy babies and most often the cause is unexplained.
Common causes include:
1. Poor or significantly decreased fetal growth.
2. Placental abruption which means placenta begins to separate before the baby is delivered.
3. Birth defects or chromosomal disorders
4. Infections affecting mother, baby or the placenta.
5. Problems with the umbilical cord like prolapse or knot in the cord.
6. Severe lack of nutrition
7. Lack of oxygen or trauma during delivery
8.Medical conditions in mother like diabetes or high blood pressure.
9.Exposure to toxic environmental agents like pesticides or carbon monoxide.
10. A personal or family history of blood clotting conditions like thrombosis.
11. A previous still birth.
12. Use of Alcohol and drugs during pregnancy.
13.Obese mother
14. Mother age over 35 years.

The Significance Of Bismillah ir rehman ir rahim

Bismillah ir  rehman ir rahim is the Arabic word which is translated in English as
" In The Name Of ALLAH the Beneficent, the Merciful"
Bismillah plays an important role in the life of Muslims and Islamic culture. Following the practice of the Holy Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) , Muslims begin with the name of Allah before doing anything. Bismillah occurs at the beginning of every chapter (surah) in the Holy Quran with the exception of chapter 9, Surah Tawbah. 
It is recommended that children be taught to say Bismillah before starting any work and before eating and drinking as praising Allah our creator brings in the blessings.

The Word ALLAH, 
Allah is the personal name of God the most high, and this is the greatest name and incorporates within it all the other names of God. Allah is an independent word which is the personal name of God, and this is unique to the Arabic language as no other language has a personal name for God.

Ar-Rehman means the beneficent and Ar-Rahim means the merciful , these are the attributes given to Allah the Almighty. 
There are many attributes given to Allah and the Quran itself says in chapter 20 verse 8
"To Him belong all the beautiful names"
Allah is beneficent means His generosity is so great that before the birth of man and without any effort or labor on man's part, the entire resources required for his sustenance were provided,as well as Allah is merciful and His mercy is granted repeatedly, 
So when a person starts a work by reciting Bismillah ar-rahman ar-rahim he acknowledges and thanks God the most high for the blessings which He has provided. 

The Holy Quran mention the story of Prophet Suleman when he wrote a letter he mentioned Bismillah in the beginning. It is mentioned in chapter27, verse29-30