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Dr. Pitamber Sadhwani  - General Physician, Ahmedabad

Dr. Pitamber Sadhwani

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MBBS, MD

General Physician, Ahmedabad

25 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. Pitamber Sadhwani 86% (31 ratings) MBBS, MD General Physician, Ahmedabad
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Dr. Pitamber Sadhwani is a renowned General Physician in Naroda, Ahmedabad. He has helped numerous patients in his 23 years of experience as a General Physician. He is a qualified MBBS, MD. He is currently associated with Vrundavan Heart & Medical Hospital in Naroda, Ahmedabad. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Pitamber Sadhwani on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - GCS Medical College, Ahmedabad - 1993
MD - Ahmedabad Institute of Medical Sciences, Ahmedabad - 1998
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Health Benefits Of Tragacanth Gum Herb (Gond Katira)

MBBS, MD
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Health Benefits Of Tragacanth Gum Herb (Gond Katira)

Tragacanth gum is the sap of the thorny shrub tragacanth, which is a thorny and low-growing shrub. It is mostly found in the mountainous regions of the Middle East. Iran is the highest producer of this tree gum, which is also called Gond Katira in Hindi.

This gum is odorless, tasteless, and a water-soluble mixture obtained from the sap of the plant and then dried. Tragacanth gum has varied uses, which is not limited to consumption and includes uses in several other industries. It is also an important part of Ayurvedic treatment due to its medicinal properties.

How is the gum obtained?
The gum is derived from the roots and the stem of the plant by making an incision. The incision is generally made 5 cm below the ground level. The sap is then collected and dried as flakes or crystals.

Health Benefits of Gond Katira
Several health benefits are associated with Tragacanth gum. The best part, however, is that this sap cools the body during summer and in winters, it heats up the body. Tragacanth gum is beneficial for:

  1. Treating heat stroke as the gum acts as a cooling agent. During summers, a drink can be prepared by soaking the gum in water and then making a drink out of it after it has become fluffy.
  2. It is effective for treating constipation due to its purgative properties.
  3. Tragacanth gum is effective in increasing libido and also for treating sexual inadequacy or weakness in men
  4. This sap has anti-aging properties, which is beneficial for your skin as it delays the development of wrinkles and fine lines.
  5. This gum is a part of herbal treatment for women who have small breast and wish to increase its size.
  6. Tragacanth gum is great for new mothers who become weak after delivery. It is said to be beneficial for both the mother and the baby.

How to Consume Tragacanth gum
Tragacanth gum can be a part of several food items that we consume on a daily basis. It includes:

  • Dressings for salads, in sauces, mayonnaise as well as the base of condiments
  • As a thickener for ice cream
  • Used for making puddings as well as laddoos, especially during the winters
  • As cake decoration flowers

Other Uses: Apart from consumption, Tragacanth gum is also used in several other industries. Some of the other uses include:

  • Polish for leather goods or for leather dressing
  • In textile print paste for silks and crepes
  • For hardening calico
  • In ointments and creams as thickener or lubricants, in lotions for hair or hand as it increases the shelf life
  • In toothpaste as it acts as a suspending agent
  • As adhesive in the cigar to secure it

Side Effects

Though Tragacanth gum is good for health, you must be cautious about its side effects and also restrict the consumption amount. Some of the precautions include:

  1. Consuming sufficient water to prevent choking or blockage in the intestine
  2. Checking for sensitivity for natural gums or quillaia bark, which can cause breathing problem
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What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Bile Duct Cancer?

MBBS, MD
General Physician, Ahmedabad
What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Bile Duct Cancer?

Cholangiocarcinoma (Bile duct cancer), like any other cancer, leaves a person physically, mentally and emotionally drained. It has been mostly found to affect people above 60 years of age. The signs and symptoms associated are so common that very few people consult a physician. A delayed diagnosis implies delayed treatment. This goes on to aggravate and complicate the situation further. One needs to be a little alert. Any symptoms, no matter how common, should not be taken lightly. Look for the early signs and symptoms and bile duct cancer can be fully cured.

Signs and symptoms associated with Cholangiocarcinoma:
Bile duct cancer can be Extrahepatic (occurs in the duct outside the liver) or Intrahepatic (cancer develops within the smaller ducts inside the liver). It must be noted that Intrahepatic Bile duct cancer and Liver cancer are different.

  • Bile duct cancer results in blocking the bile duct. This blockage severely effects the secretion of bilirubin and bile from the liver. Thus, the secretions (bile and bilirubin) which are supposed to flow into the intestine move back into the bloodstream. An elevated level of bilirubin in the blood gives rise to a condition, known as Jaundice (a condition resulting in yellowing of the eyes and the skin). The problem lies in the fact that many other factors can equally contribute to Jaundice. Consulting a physician at the earliest is the best resort.
  • A sudden or drastic weight loss and loss of appetite is an alarming sign of Cholangiocarcinoma.
  • Excessive itching can be an indication of something as big as bile duct cancer. Itching can be an outcome of the increased bilirubin (blood) reaching the skin.
  • At an advanced stage of Cholangiocarcinoma, a patient may experience severe abdominal pain.
  • At times, the tumour in the bile duct might exert immense pressure on the nearby organs. This can give rise to an enlarged abdominal mass. Bloated feeling is also very common amongst the patients.
  • An unusual change in the colour of the stool and urine should not be neglected. The elevated bilirubin level from the intestine is usually eliminated out of the system through the urine.  Thus the stool appears lighter and the urine a shade darker.
  • A cholangiocarcinoma patient can, at times feel nauseated. Fever is also a common but an extremely important indication.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I hv gas tik problem so morning time may taking water then becoming having headache so how to control headache.

MBBS, MD
General Physician, Ahmedabad
I hv gas tik problem so morning time may taking water then becoming having headache so how to control headache.
Take small diets three to four times in day Regular exercise Don't sleep alteast 2 hours after food.
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Cholesterol - Facts You Must Know!

MBBS, MD
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Cholesterol - Facts You Must Know!

Do you know that cholesterol is found in baby formula and has got some surprising facts about them? Cholesterol is a waxy, fat like substance which is present in all your cells, and your body’s cholesterol level says a lot about the health of your heart in the future. Having high cholesterol increases your risk of acquiring heart diseases and hence, you should try to maintain a normal cholesterol level.
 

Here are some surprising facts about cholesterol, which you should know about:

  1. You cannot live without cholesterol: We are born with cholesterol in our bodies and infants get more cholesterol from mother’s milk. This is why cholesterol is added to baby formula. All the hormones and cells of your body need cholesterol for proper functioning. It also builds the cells and helps the liver to prepare fat processing acids.
  2. One out of three adults have high cholesterol: It is important for all people above the age of 20 to get a cholesterol checkup every five years. According to studies, around 32% of adults in the USA have got high cholesterol levels. Your cholesterol levels may also be affected by factors such as your diet and stress.
  3. High cholesterol can be genetic: Genetics is a major influencing factor in high cholesterol levels. Research has proven that almost 75% of high cholesterol cases are genetic in nature while 25% occur because of diet.
  4. Children can have high cholesterol as well: There is a common misconception that high cholesterol is an issue involving adults only. However, children may also have high cholesterol and it is recommended for you to get your child tested at an early age. For children who are obese and have a family history of heart attacks and high cholesterol, a selective screening is important.
  5. Sweating raises the levels of good cholesterol: Sweating is good for increasing the levels of good cholesterol in your body. You should follow a healthy diet including food items like avocado and salmon. Working out is also important for raising your HDL levels, which prevent heart disease.
  6. Supplements may help in lowering cholesterol levels: The first option for controlling your cholesterol levels is to work out regularly. If you are at a risk of heart attack or have hypercholesterolemia, you have to bank on supplements such as plant stanols and sterols. You can also take cholesterol reducing medications such as statins.

Earlier, the medical community was reserved about prescribing cholesterol lowering medicines and they were given only to critical heart patients. In modern day, statin treatment is recommended to people who have even little chances of heart attacks or stroke.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I face excessive sweating on my both palms. Other than this there is no medical history. What could be the reason and remedial action?

MBBS, MD
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Excessive sweating is not a disease Some people have excess sweating Some people have less sweating Some people have dry skin Some people have wet skin This is because of hormones So don't require any treatment.
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