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Dr. Jagtap T N  - General Physician, Ahmednagar

Dr. Jagtap T N

90 (873 ratings)
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General Physician, Ahmednagar

38 Years Experience  ·  50 at clinic  ·  ₹200 online
Dr. Jagtap T N 90% (873 ratings) MBBS General Physician, Ahmednagar
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Dr Jagtap T N is a general physician in Ahmednagar who offers his consultation and treatment as a family physician. He also assists in the diagnosis and reference of a wide range of issues and symptoms. In this way, he assists other departments even as he has considerable knowledge on the inner workings of various lifestyle diseases too. He caters to many families in the small town of Ahmednagar where he is already a well known figure with over 37 years of experience. He practices at the K T Hospital and is available for online or phone consultations too via video and text. He has completed his MBBS from the B J Medical College in Pune in the year 1979. He carries out a number of treatment measures including oxygen therapy, Shin Splints Treatment, substance abuse treatment like smoking cessation, allergy treatment and management, weight management and more. As a general physician, he has an all encompassing body of knowledge in medical science which also helps him in reaching out to, and in managing surrogacy treatment and pregnancy cases as well. He has also successfully helped in weight management for many of patients who have been overweight as well as underweight. This is one of the stepping stones when it comes to the treatment of lifestyle diseases like diabetes and thyroid, among many others. His reassuring nature has ensured that the patients go back satisfied where many of them have recommended him to family and friends. He charges 50 INR as his consultation fees and is proficient in both Hindi as well as English.

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Hi these days I am feeling too much low, can not even wakeup at 5 am, always feel like sleepy. Please advice by seeing I drink Daily.

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General Physician, Ahmednagar
Hi these days I am feeling too much low, can not even wakeup at 5 am, always feel like sleepy. Please advice by seein...
simple ways for a restful sleep 1. Cut down on caffeine: Caffeine drinkers may find it harder to fall asleep. Even a single cup of coffee in the morning may lead to a sleepless night. Caffeine blocks the effects of adenosine, a neurotransmitter thought to promote sleep. Caffeine can also interrupt sleep by increasing the need to urinate during the night. Because caffeine withdrawal can cause headaches, irritability, and extreme fatigue, it may be easier to cut back gradually rather than to go cold turkey. Those who can’t or don’t want to give up caffeine should avoid it after 2 p.m., or noon if they are especially caffeine–sensitive. 2. Stop smoking or chewing tobacco: Nicotine is a central nervous system stimulant that can cause insomnia. If you continue to use tobacco, avoid smoking or chewing it for at least one to two hours before bedtime. 3. Limit alcohol intake: Alcohol depresses the nervous system, so a nightcap may seem to help some people fall asleep. Alcohol suppresses REM sleep, and the soporific effects disappear after a few hours. Alcohol also worsens snoring and other sleep breathing problems. 4. Worry and stress causes sleeplessness. Find out what hurts you and resolve the issue.
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Male Age 32, taking thyronorm 100 mcg. Have not checked tsh for some time and not consulted doctor for few years now. Can this lead to heart issues like shortness of breath of uneasiness in breathing and sleep issued.

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General Physician, Ahmednagar
Male Age 32, taking thyronorm 100 mcg. Have not checked tsh for some time and not consulted doctor for few years now....
Periodic TSH level checking is necessary.Breathing and sleep problems may have other reasons other than heart issue.
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My dad had gone under a valve replacement surgery and before the surgery he had got brain stroke so now he has a little problem in reading. I have read about alternate treatment which can be taken within 3m from the stroke. So please let me knw if any1 knws about this.

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General Physician, Ahmednagar
My dad had gone under a valve replacement surgery and before the surgery he had got brain stroke so now he has a litt...
Alternate treatment have so many options like ayurved etc but i suggest doing RAMDEO BABA'S pranayam like anulom vilom reduces recovery time.
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Diarrhea - Why Consulting A Doctor Is Important?

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General Physician, Ahmednagar
Diarrhea - Why Consulting A Doctor Is Important?

Diarrhea is a very common condition, which is associated with the passage of the ingested fluids and foods through your colon more frequently than usual or in huge amounts. This condition is mostly caused by the action of viruses, parasites, bacteria, medications like antibiotics, certain digestive disorders, abdominal surgery, lactose intolerance, and consumption of an excessive amount of alcohol etc. Here are some of the common symptoms, which indicate that you are suffering from diarrhea:

  1. Passing watery and loose stools
  2. Frequent bowel movements
  3. Pain or cramps in the abdomen
  4. Feeling of nausea
  5. Vomiting
  6. Bloating in the stomach

If you are suffering from a more serious form of diarrhea, you might also experience symptoms like:

  1. Presence of mucus, blood and traces of undigested food in your stool
  2. Fever

Diarrhea mostly gets cured even without consuming any medicines within a couple of days. However, you need to consult a doctor and get proper treatment for diarrhea in the following cases:

  1. If you are continuously experiencing the condition for more than two days
  2. Your stools contain blood or are black
  3. Severe pain in the rectum or abdomen is bothering you
  4. You experience signs of dehydration like excessive thirst, weakness, dizziness, dry mouth, urine of dark color or reduced frequency and amount of urination
  5. Your body temperature exceeds 102 F (39 C). If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.
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For the last 1 week, I am getting less sleep. My body is tired, but when I go to sleep, my mind keeps thinking. Forever. However on my weekend I slept for 25 hrs at a stretch. What's happening to me.

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General Physician, Ahmednagar
For the last 1 week, I am getting less sleep. My body is tired, but when I go to sleep, my mind keeps thinking. Forev...
simple ways for a restful sleep 1. Cut down on caffeine: Caffeine drinkers may find it harder to fall asleep. Even a single cup of coffee in the morning may lead to a sleepless night. Caffeine blocks the effects of adenosine, a neurotransmitter thought to promote sleep. Caffeine can also interrupt sleep by increasing the need to urinate during the night. Because caffeine withdrawal can cause headaches, irritability, and extreme fatigue, it may be easier to cut back gradually rather than to go cold turkey. Those who can’t or don’t want to give up caffeine should avoid it after 2 p.m., or noon if they are especially caffeine–sensitive. 2. Stop smoking or chewing tobacco: Nicotine is a central nervous system stimulant that can cause insomnia. If you continue to use tobacco, avoid smoking or chewing it for at least one to two hours before bedtime. 3. Limit alcohol intake: Alcohol depresses the nervous system, so a nightcap may seem to help some people fall asleep. Alcohol suppresses REM sleep, and the soporific effects disappear after a few hours. Alcohol also worsens snoring and other sleep breathing problems. 4. Worry and stress causes sleeplessness. Find out what hurts you and resolve the issue.
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It is not terrible but the sleep gets disturbed. Again I am taking the effort to go back. I do not smoke or drink. Suggest an answer for sound sleep.

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General Physician, Ahmednagar
It is not terrible but the sleep gets disturbed. Again I am taking the effort to go back. I do not smoke or drink. Su...
simple ways for a restful sleep 1. Cut down on caffeine: Caffeine drinkers may find it harder to fall asleep. Even a single cup of coffee in the morning may lead to a sleepless night. Caffeine blocks the effects of adenosine, a neurotransmitter thought to promote sleep. Caffeine can also interrupt sleep by increasing the need to urinate during the night. Because caffeine withdrawal can cause headaches, irritability, and extreme fatigue, it may be easier to cut back gradually rather than to go cold turkey. Those who can’t or don’t want to give up caffeine should avoid it after 2 p.m., or noon if they are especially caffeine–sensitive. 2. Stop smoking or chewing tobacco: Nicotine is a central nervous system stimulant that can cause insomnia. If you continue to use tobacco, avoid smoking or chewing it for at least one to two hours before bedtime. 3. Limit alcohol intake: Alcohol depresses the nervous system, so a nightcap may seem to help some people fall asleep. Alcohol suppresses REM sleep, and the soporific effects disappear after a few hours. Alcohol also worsens snoring and other sleep breathing problems. 4. Worry and stress causes sleeplessness. Find out what hurts you and resolve the issue.
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Rapid Heartbeat trouble sleeping Heart and Chest pain. Breathless .and I am very fear in front of public And talking someone. And not eye contact with him And negative thoughts always And rapid heart beat When I come out from my room and talking someone .my eye was not concentrate one place when I am talking someone.

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General Physician, Ahmednagar
Rapid Heartbeat trouble sleeping Heart and Chest pain.
Breathless .and I am very fear in front of public And talking ...
YOU are suffering from PHOBIA(a psychological problem) A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, defined by a persistent fear of an object or situation.[1] The phobia typically results in a rapid onset of fear and is present for more than six months. The affected person will go to great lengths to avoid the situation or object, typically to a degree greater than the actual danger posed. If the feared object or situation cannot be avoided, the affected person will have significant distress. Social phobia is when the situation is feared as the person is worried about others judging them. Social phobia and agoraphobia are often treated with some combination of counselling and medication.[5][6] Medications used include antidepressants, benzodiazepines, or beta-blockers. You need a psychologist's treatment.
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I am 26 years old female and I am having a small painless lump which varies in size on my left upper eyelid. I have no rashes or redness in the eye. What should I do to get rid of it. I am a type 1 diabetic too but I don't have any vision related issues. Please help.

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General Physician, Ahmednagar
I am 26 years old female and I am having a small painless lump which varies in size on my left upper eyelid. I have n...
This is called chalazeon. Chalazion is a cyst in the eyelid due to a blocked oil gland. They are typically in the middle of the eyelid, red, and non painful. They tend to come on gradually over a few weeks. A chalazion may occur following a stye or from hardened oils blocking the gland Healing can be facilitated by applying a warm compress to the affected eye for approximately 15 minutes 4 times per day. This promotes drainage and healing by softening the hardened oil that is occluding the duct.
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I am thirty years old female, with 22 weeks of pregnancy. This is my third pregnancy and have two kids. During my second pregnancy I started to feel Braxton Hicks around 6 th month of pregnancy and at the seventh month I had preterm labour pain. I was put on complete bed rest for a month and in the beginning of the ninth month I gave birth to a baby. Now this is my third pregnancy, I have started Braxton Hicks again in 18 weeks. Had scanning in 21 weeks and everything seems to be normal with proper cervical length. Should I start taking medicines for preterm labour pain or is it normal.

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General Physician, Ahmednagar
I am thirty years old female, with 22 weeks of pregnancy. This is my third pregnancy and have two kids. During my sec...
Braxton Hicks contractions, also known as prodromal labor or practice contractions, or false labor, are sporadic uterine contractions that sometimes start around six weeks into a pregnancy.[1] However, they are not usually felt until the second trimester or third trimester of pregnancy.[2] Braxton Hicks contractions are often infrequent, irregular, and involve only mild cramping.[2] As pregnancy goes on, Braxton Hicks contractions go from unnoticeable amounts of pain signals to irregular, infrequent cramping to strong frequent cramping and then finally labor pains. Braxton Hicks contractions are a tightening of the uterine muscles for one to two minutes and are thought to be an aid to the body in its preparation for birth.[3] Not all expectant mothers feel these contractions. They are not thought to be part of the process of effacement of the cervix. Alleviating factors[edit] Dehydration can make muscles spasm, bringing on a contraction, and is thought to be a factor in extended Braxton Hicks contractions. Adequate hydration can alleviate Braxton Hicks contractions. Rhythmic breathing may alleviate the discomfort of Braxton Hicks contractions. Lying down on the left side can help ease the pain of contractions. A slight change in movement sometimes makes the contractions disappear. A full bladder can sometimes trigger Braxton Hicks, so urination may end the contractions.
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Heart palpitations in my neck, feet and palms. Shortness of breath all day. Neck pain and stiffness of neck. This is from last 5 years.

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General Physician, Ahmednagar
Heart palpitations in my neck, feet and palms. Shortness of breath all day. Neck pain and stiffness of neck. This is ...
you are suffering from worry,tension and anxiety. It is often accompanied by muscular tension,[3] restlessness, fatigue and problems in concentration. Anxiety can be appropriate, but when experienced regularly the individual may suffer from an anxiety disorder Anxiety disorders are partly genetic but may also be due to drug use, including alcohol, caffeine, and benzodiazepines(which are often prescribed to treat anxiety), as well as withdrawal from drugs of abuse. Common treatment options include lifestyle changes, medication, and therapy. Diet: it is always important to watch your diet. You are what you eat. Eat what your body needs, reduce refined foods, processed foods and increase the amount of whole grains and fruits and vegetables. Eating small frequent meals goes a long way. Reduce intake of saturated fats; include more lean meats. Choose grilling and steaming over frying and roasting. Recommended foods - Healthy carbohydrates, Fiber-rich foods, Heart-healthy fish and Good fats. Foods to avoid - Saturated fats, Trans fats, Cholesterol and Sodium Exercise: Every week, make sure about 2 hours is dedicated to physical activity. This could include any exercise of your choice, brisk walking, swimming, cycling, aerobics, hiking, jogging, skipping, gymnastics, or playing games like football or basketball. While in most cases, the person can do these on their own, in some people, supervision may be required. Watch your weight: controlling weight to a desirable level of BMI of 18 and 23 is very important. Obesity is one of the predisposing factors for diabetes heart diseases, and reducing weight controls the onset of diabetes and helps the progression of symptoms in diabetics. Smoking: Another risk factor for diabetes onset, palpitation, sleeplessness.Quitting is the best option. If not feasible, reducing smoking and gradually quitting should be aimed at. Not just diabetes, the effects on overall health will be evident almost immediately after quitting. Stress management: there is no getting away from stress. Everybody has their stresses but the trick is to manage it well. Whether it is music or meditation or medication or counselling, make sure stress levels are managed. This also helps prevent complications like heart disease and stroke and promotes well-being
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Throat Pain - How To Know If It Is Serious?

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General Physician, Ahmednagar
Throat Pain - How To Know If It Is Serious?

Throat pain mainly occurs due to two conditions 'sore throat' or 'strep throat'. Often the terms 'sore throat' and 'strep throat' are used interchangeably, but they don't indicate the same thing. While a sore throat is a condition mostly followed by common cold, runny nose or congestion; strep throat is a bacteria induced infection. The bacterium called Streptococcus is responsible for strep throat.

The most common reason behind a sore throat is a viral infection like flu or cold. So, if you've a sore throat that is caused by virus, there is no reason to worry as it can be treated easily. But if you are suffering from strep throat or streptococcal infection, then antibiotic drugs for additional treatment will be required to avoid complications.

Signs and symptoms of a strep throat (which indicates that your throat pain is serious and needs attention) include:

  1. Pain while swallowing food
  2. Sore throat which usually persists for more than 48 hours
  3. Small red spots at the roof top of your mouth
  4. Swollen and red tonsils at times with streaks of pus or white patches
  5. Fever
  6. Swollen, benign lymph nodes in your neck
  7. Headache
  8. Rash
  9. Body aches
  10. Vomiting or feeling of nausea, especially amongst younger children

When these signs and symptoms become noticeable, you need to promptly visit your doctor for test and treatment. And, if the reports indicate strep throat, then your doctor will prescribe you some oral antibiotics to reduce the complications and severity of symptoms so that it doesn't spread to others. You are advised to follow your prescription properly and stay indoors for at least a day after starting your medication. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.

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What is the main problem of heart attack. Radiation or pepsitied food. Give me solution for care of heart.

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General Physician, Ahmednagar
What is the main problem of heart attack. Radiation or pepsitied food. Give me solution for care of heart.
Tips to care for heart. • Do not eat white refined carbohydrates. • Eat less at a time. • Work out at least 30 minutes a day. • Eat plenty of green bitter vegetables • Eat a high fiber diet. • Do not eat trans fats in food.
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Cysticfibrosis Genmutation test positive. Having supplement of pancreatic enzyme. Suffering form cough chest Congratulations and breathing problem. Request treatment for clearing lungs and overcome breathing problem.

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General Physician, Ahmednagar
Cysticfibrosis Genmutation test positive. Having supplement of pancreatic enzyme. Suffering form cough chest Congratu...
Lung infections are treated with antibiotics which may be given intravenously, inhaled, or by mouth. Sometimes, the antibiotic azithromycin is used long term. Inhaled hypertonic saline and salbutamol may also be useful.
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Sleeping problem, everyday I got wake up in morning 5 to 6 am. How to make earlier sleeping habit.

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General Physician, Ahmednagar
Sleeping problem, everyday I got wake up in morning 5 to 6 am. How to make earlier sleeping habit.
Best time to go to sleep is at 10pm. Then and then only u get physiological benefits of sleep. late night habits are not good.
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I have a sleeping problem. Yesterday had done cycling for 8 km, taken potassium rich food (eggs, milk). I had done this in evening but even than I was not feeling tired and was not even able to sleep whole night. I am facing sleeping problem since last 3-4 months. Stopped some schizophrenic medicines. I want some serious help.

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General Physician, Ahmednagar
I have a sleeping problem. Yesterday had done cycling for 8 km, taken potassium rich food (eggs, milk). I had done th...
simple ways for a restful sleep 1. Cut down on caffeine: Caffeine drinkers may find it harder to fall asleep. Even a single cup of coffee in the morning may lead to a sleepless night. Caffeine blocks the effects of adenosine, a neurotransmitter thought to promote sleep. Caffeine can also interrupt sleep by increasing the need to urinate during the night. Because caffeine withdrawal can cause headaches, irritability, and extreme fatigue, it may be easier to cut back gradually rather than to go cold turkey. Those who can’t or don’t want to give up caffeine should avoid it after 2 p.m., or noon if they are especially caffeine–sensitive. 2. Stop smoking or chewing tobacco: Nicotine is a central nervous system stimulant that can cause insomnia. If you continue to use tobacco, avoid smoking or chewing it for at least one to two hours before bedtime. 3. Limit alcohol intake: Alcohol depresses the nervous system, so a nightcap may seem to help some people fall asleep. Alcohol suppresses REM sleep, and the soporific effects disappear after a few hours. Alcohol also worsens snoring and other sleep breathing problems. 4. Worry and stress causes sleeplessness. Find out what hurts you and resolve the issue.
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Is only reocurrence of cold sore on nostril one before 3 month and another one now a symptom of hiv? No other complication.

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General Physician, Ahmednagar
Is only reocurrence of cold sore on nostril one before 3 month and another one now a symptom of hiv? No other complic...
cold sores occur when u are in stress, infection, inadequate sleep. It is a symptom of many diseases. To rule out hiv u have to get examined you blood for hiv.
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Have sleeping issues. Unable to sleep during night thus affecting my day to day work. After having alcohol (beer) still don't tend to sleep fast enough. Would there be any pills or medication to support this. Just FYI: I drink beer quite frequently.

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General Physician, Ahmednagar
Have sleeping issues. Unable to sleep during night thus affecting my day to day work. After having alcohol (beer) sti...
simple ways for a restful sleep 1. Cut down on caffeine: Caffeine drinkers may find it harder to fall asleep. Even a single cup of coffee in the morning may lead to a sleepless night. Caffeine blocks the effects of adenosine, a neurotransmitter thought to promote sleep. Caffeine can also interrupt sleep by increasing the need to urinate during the night. Because caffeine withdrawal can cause headaches, irritability, and extreme fatigue, it may be easier to cut back gradually rather than to go cold turkey. Those who can’t or don’t want to give up caffeine should avoid it after 2 p.m., or noon if they are especially caffeine–sensitive. 2. Stop smoking or chewing tobacco: Nicotine is a central nervous system stimulant that can cause insomnia. If you continue to use tobacco, avoid smoking or chewing it for at least one to two hours before bedtime. 3. Limit alcohol intake: Alcohol depresses the nervous system, so a nightcap may seem to help some people fall asleep. Alcohol suppresses REM sleep, and the soporific effects disappear after a few hours. Alcohol also worsens snoring and other sleep breathing problems. 4. Worry and stress causes sleeplessness. Find out what hurts you and resolve the issue.
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Want a Flat Stomach - 5 Must Do Exercises!

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General Physician, Ahmednagar
Want a Flat Stomach - 5 Must Do Exercises!

Being fit is a matter of striking the right balance between one’s diet as well as exercise. There are many kinds of problems that we all face when we do not strike a balance between the two. A flat stomach is a sought after feature in one’s figure. One usually ends up losing a flat stomach when you have weight gain due to pregnancy and the onset of age.

When one wants to get back a flat stomach, there are many measures that one can take because this is a very difficult thing to get back once you have put on weight because you will usually lose weight from the abdomen at the very end. Yet, one does not need to spend many hours in the gym for a flat stomach. You can also do exercises at home in order to get a flat stomach. Read on to know the secret!

  1. Squats: One can do squats every morning as a part of a warm up before getting into the exercises. Ensure that you hold it for a while before you release and straighten up. You can also do squats while you are standing at the kitchen counter so that you get plenty of exercise with just a few moments of hard work through various times during the day.
  2. Sit Ups: Sit ups are also a good form of exercise that one can do at home. Along with lunges and squats, you can also do sit ups so that you get a more toned torso with good exercise for your muscles in that area.
  3. Pike and Stretch: This is another very well known exercise that can easily be done at home. The pike and stretch requires you to lie on a mat, facing upwards. Then, you will have to crunch up and try and touch your toes. The next step is to bring your arms behind your head and keep them straight while you crush up one leg at a time. This should be done at least ten times so that your abs and hips are well worked out.
  4. The Standing Side Crunch: This crunch can be done with a chair. You need to stand on your left leg and then extend the left arm so that the right foot gets lifted off of the ground level by a few inches. Then, place the right hand behind your head with the elbow bent. After this, you will need to lift the left knee towards the right shoulder. Repeat this at least 15 times for it to show any results on your abs and abdomen area.
  5. The Plank: This is a very well known move that many people take to. You will have to lie down on a mat and elevate yourself on your elbows. This position will have to be held for as long as possible for maximum effect on the abs, torso, hips and the thighs and legs as well. This exercise is recommended for a flat stomach, more than any other. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.
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What is accuracy of hiv combaids rs advance hiv test? What is the window period of this test?

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General Physician, Ahmednagar
What is accuracy of hiv combaids rs advance hiv test? What is the window period of this test?
Hiv combo test: It is now common for antibody tests to also test for antigens. These are called 4th generation tests or combined antibody/antigen (Ag/Ab) tests. In these tests the antigen being tested is a major HIV protein called p24. P24 (short for protein 24) is produced 2–3 weeks after infection and before antibodies are produced. A reactive result from a fourth generation HIV Ab/Ag combination assay means that HIV-1 p24 antigens, HIV-1 antibodies, and/or HIV-2 antibodies were detected in the sample processed. A secondary test is required to confirm the reactive result. P24 antigen is a viral protein that makes up most of the viral core. Serum concentrations of p24 antigen are high in the first few weeks after infection; tests sensitive to p24 antigen are therefore useful for diagnosing very early infection when antibody levels are still low. How long can p24 antigen be detected? The p24 antigen test can detect the p24 protein on average 10 to 14 days after infection with HIV. One drawback of this test is that levels of the p24 protein peak at around three to four weeks after exposure to HIV and are usually not detectable after five to six weeks (and sometimes even earlier). What is window period for p24 antigen test? The first HIV protein (antigen) that can be measured is p24 (from 1 to 8 weeks after exposure). Viral load and p24 tests are not accurate for diagnosing early HIV if the results are negative. An HIV antibody response can be detected as early as two weeks in a few people and in more than 99.9% of people by 12 weeks. The OraQuick ADVANCE® Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test detects antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV-2 in 20 minutes. Rapid Provides results in 20 minutes, enabling patients to learn their status in a single visit and allows HIV positive patients to be connected to care immediately. Flexible Approved for oral fluid, plasma, fingerstick or venipuncture whole blood specimens. Ideal for both clinical and non-clinical settings. Accurate Greater than 99% agreement with confirmatory Western blot. 1 Simple CLIA-waived for oral fluid, fingerstick and venipuncture whole blood and offers the ability to test in non-traditional testing environments, such as outreach programs and mobile testing clinics. Patient-Preferred2 Offers patients accurate HIV testing without the need for blood or needles. Pain-free testing with oral fluid means more people get screened, more HIV positive patients are connected to care and fewer people are exposed. What does it mean to be CLIA waived? All facilities in the United States that perform laboratory testing on human specimens for health assessment or the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of disease are regulated under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA. Mar 16, 2015.
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