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Dr. Thomas.J.Kareekalam  - Ayurveda, Alappuzha

Dr. Thomas.J.Kareekalam

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Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)

Ayurveda, Alappuzha

13 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic  ·  ₹50 online
Dr. Thomas.J.Kareekalam 89% (10 ratings) Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) Ayurveda, Alappuzha
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Dr. Thomas.J.Kareekalam is a renowned Ayurveda in Cherthala, Alappuzha. He has helped numerous patients in his 11 years of experience as a Ayurveda. He is a Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS). You can meet Dr. Thomas.J.Kareekalam personally at classic ayurvedic center in Cherthala, Alappuzha. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Thomas.J.Kareekalam on Lybrate.com.

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Hi sir/madam. I am aged 17 years. I had pimple problems for 3 years. I am poor. So I can't take treatment for that. But now I had come an status. But I had many hard, holes, dark mark in my face. Will you able to cure it?

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I have a desk job. While sitting long I feel burning sensation in my testicles area. While walking and standing this feeling slowly disappears. I have gone through urine routine/micro/culture sensitivity test and everything is normal including TLC, DLC.

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I have a desk job. While sitting long I feel burning sensation in my testicles area. While walking and standing this ...
Try the following remedy it will surely help you Natural home remedy using asparagus powder and milk: 1. Take 2 tsp Indian asparagus powder 2. Add 1 cup milk 3. Boil the mixture for 10 min 4. Drink 2 times every day This will help with your concern.
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I am 19 years old, I am very thin. I am taking daily foods but I am not becoming fat even I am getting tiredness. What should I do. What type of food can I take.

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I am 19 years old, I am very thin. I am taking daily foods but I am not becoming fat even I am getting tiredness. Wha...
Hello to gain weight you should eat more calories than you burn. Plus not only you have to eat calorie dense food but you have to keep in mind that what you are eating is healthy too. In the process of weight gain you do not want to put weight in an uneven manner and look unhealthy rather than looking bright and healthy. You'll see the desired results after following these things: 1. Start exercising. Start working out if you are not active. The biggest myth that prevails now a days is that thin people do not need to work out. This is wrong. When you challenge your body, it is forced to grow. But this growth can only be possible if you are eating enough food to let the body absorb and grow in size and muscles. 2. Eat healthy. Stop drinking and smoking too much if you are indulged in it. Limit your intake of junk food and any form of sugar. Do not at all starve yourself. Make it a habit to eat something healthy every 3 hours. This means you have to eat 6 small meals in a day. Your daily food intake should ideally consist of nuts, dry fruits, seeds, almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, figs, dates and raisins. They are full of healthy fats needed by a human body. 3. Consume good amount of fruits and vegetables. Bananas, apples, pomegranate, green leafy vegetables. Fruits and vegetables helps in absorption of food in the body and together, completes your daily nutrition need. 4. Eat whole grains. Try to have multi grains spread throughout the day. Wheat, brown rice, oats, bajra, daliya etc should be taken in multiple meals in a day. 5. have it with banana shake twice a day. Chana and moong which are full of protein and nutrients. 6. Increase protein intake. Protein proves to be the most essential nutrient when it comes down to gaining strength or building muscle. Therefore, consume all types of protein from both veg and non veg food items. Chana and moong which are full of protein and nutrients. Try to be patient while you are on the process of weight gain. Results take time to show. Just follow the regimen of weight gain religiously and you will soon start seeing the results.
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Sir my age is 26 I have fat in my lower body e.g. Belly, hips, thighs. My question is how to reduce that fat from lower body? Which diet is to be followed? Thanks in advance.

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Sir my age is 26 I have fat in my lower body e.g. Belly, hips, thighs. My question is how to reduce that fat from low...
You need to have diet plan based on your BMI & activities. Whatever we eat is metabolised by the body for the energy needed to do daily work and the excess is stored as fat. Abdomen is the first place to gain weight and last to disappear. In brief, Weight reduction can be achieved only by reducing the intake of food 1/3 of what you take now. And by appropriate exercise plans for each part like belly, thighs, legs / chest etc. To burn off fat. Some tips 1) Drink three or four cups of water whenever you feel hungry and just before eating food 2) Take boiled or raw vegetable like cucumber, carrot etc. As half of your diet. Then take 1/2 of your total diet as sprouted pulses / proteinaceous food like roti, cooked pulses and remaining with rice or other carbohydrates. Oil or ghee etc. Should be just bare minimum. And do aerobic exercises, running, jogging or at least walking briskly 3-5 KMs and swimming if possible, and in a gym if feasible. The most important is to burn off the energy intake by exercises. There is no short cut or medicines without exercise & dieting to take just as mush food as needed for your activities. The food we eat is utilised for our energy needs and the remaining will be stored as fat which leads to obesity. It is better to do some tests. A DIET CHART TimingFoods To EatCalories Early MorningLukewarm Water with Lemon 1 glass0 Tea without Sugar + 2 Biscuits90 Breakfast2 Rotis + 1/2 cup Paneer Curry330 ORBrown Bread Upma 1 plate + Milk 1 cup300 Mid-Morning1 Banana/1/2 cup Melon/20 Grapes50 LunchBrown Rice 1 cup (195 gm) + Mixed Vegetables 1/2 cup + Salad 1 bowl + Raita 1 small bowl345 EveningButter Milk 1 cup35 Dinner2 Rotis + Vegetable Soup 1 bowl + Salad 1 bowl370 Total1220/1190 Cal Exercise for Belly Fat Not only females but also males desire to have flat belly. Read on and find about the best exercises for losing belly fat. Fight your belly fat with the right kind of exercise and the right diet. Belly fat can be effectively reduced with abdominal exercises. They help you to tone the abdominal area apart from enhancing the flexibility of the area. The most important point is that they resist the accumulation of fat around the belly region. The only thing that you must keep in mind is that you must regularly perform these exercises and be patient as nothing happens overnight. Exercises for Losing Belly Fat Some very simple but effective exercises to Lose Belly Fat Stretch 1 – Lie down on a floor mat. Position your legs vertically up and stay in this position for 5 to 15 seconds. This can be repeated thrice. Stretch 2 – Lie down on a floor mat. Stretch your legs straight. Place your hands behind your head and lock your fingers. Now raise your torso and bring it towards your knees. Stay in this position for 5 to 10 seconds and slowly return to your lying position. Repeat this for 15 times in sets of 5. Stretch on Chair – Lie down on a floor mat and position yourself with a chair so as to raise your legs on the chair. Your legs should be at 90 degree to the rest of your body. Place your hands behind your head and clasp your fingers. Now lift your torso and rise up as if you want to touch the knees. Continue for 15 minutes and repeat in sets of 3 or 4. Cycling – Lie down on a floor mat. Raise your legs and rotate them as if you are pedalling a cycle vigorously. Repeat the exercise for five minutes in sets of three. Breathing Exercises to Lose Belly Fat Let us briefly understand on how these work. Oxygen acts as fuel for the body. The extra oxygen that you inhale while performing the breathing exercises result in certain chemical reactions that in turn burns up more calories than you actually take in. You lose extra fat. Pavanmuktasan – for practising Pavanmuktasan, take a deep breath as you lie on your back. Bend you left knee, hold your toes and pull it towards your stomach. Simultaneously lift your head and touch your bent knee. Your other leg must be straight. Breathe in and count ten. Return to your original position and breathe out. Repeat the set with your right leg. Bhujangasan – for practising Bhujangasan lie on your stomach and place your hands under your shoulders. Lift your torso backwards using only the back muscles and not your hands. Hold your breath for 5-10 seconds and slowly return to your original position as you breathe out. Dhanurasan – Lie on your stomach and bend your knees. Hold your ankles as you breathe in. Push your body outwards in the shape of a bow and pull your head back as much as possible. Hold this position for 10 seconds and release the posture as you slowly breathe out. Apart from these there are aerobics that also help you to lose belly fat. Regular simple workouts, like jogging, walking up and down through the stairs fast also helps to shed those stubborn belly fat. But remember, it is always advisable to seek the advice of a fitness instructor before you decide as exercise regimen for yourself in order to get the maximum results. A jelly belly can be embarrassing, but more important it can also affect your health. A large belly is a sign of dangerous visceral fat, which can amass between the internal organs and cause hormonal imbalances. Visceral fat leads to insulin resistance, which in turn leads to Type 2 diabetes. It can also cause high cholesterol, contributing to cardiovascular disease. Losing stomach fat requires all-over fat loss, as there is no such thing as spot reduction. The fastest way to get rid of excess fat is with a combination of diet, exercise and lifestyle changes. Being that you want to lose your belly fast, reduce your daily caloric intake by at least 500 calories. When you eat meals, take a bite of food, place your fork down and fully chew and swallow before reaching for another bite. When choosing foods, do not eat anything that is high in fat, sodium and sugar. Keep your diet clean and high in nutrients by eating fruits, vegetables, lean meats, poultry, fish, whole grains and beans. How to Lose Leg Fat Losing fat in the legs will improve your appearance and your health. Carrying too much fat slows you down and increases your risk of heart disease and diabetes. A weight-loss goal of 1 to 2 pounds a week is reasonable, which means in 30 days you can lose 4 to 8 pounds. Losing leg fat in 30 days requires a plan of healthy eating, cardiovascular workouts and leg toning exercises. Step 1 Eat a healthy, low-calorie diet. Eating more calories than your body need leads to fat gain. Cut your calories by eliminating sugary and fatty foods from your diet. Measure your portion sizes to avoid overeating. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest eating fresh, healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins such as poultry. Step 2 Perform 30 to 60 minutes of cardiovascular exercise five days a week during the course of 30 days. Cardiovascular exercise burns fat speeding up the weight loss process over dieting alone. Consider doing exercises that also target the legs such as rollerblading, running, hiking and bicycling. Step 3 Do squats two to three days a week over the month. The American Council on Exercise reports that squats along with lunges are the best exercises for thighs. Start by standing with your legs a little wider than hip-width. Bend your knees, shifting your weight back as if you're going to sit down. Don't allow your knees to extend over the toes. Straighten your legs to return to the start position. Add resistance by holding dumbbells or a barbell. Step 4 Perform lunges two to three days a week for 30 days. Stand with your legs hip-width apart. Step forward with your right leg, bending the knee as shift your weight forward. Keep your right knee over the ankle. Push back with the right foot to return to the start position. If you have bad knees, step backward instead of forward into the lunge. Add resistance by holding a dumbbell in each hand. Perform the lunge to the side to target the adductors and abductors -- inner and outer thighs. Step 5 Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator during the next 30 days. Using the stairs burns fat and tones the legs. It can also cut your risk of premature death by 15 percent. Tips •Continue eating healthy and exercising beyond the 30 days to maintain your weight loss and health. How to Reduce Fat in the Buttocks A sculpted, firm backside is the goal of many who seek to improve their appearance. Strong, lean buttocks are also a sign of health. Carrying too much fat increases your risk of heart disease and diabetes. Reducing fat in the buttocks requires lifestyle changes, including a healthy diet and exercise. Step 1 Reduce calorie consumption to prevent gaining more fat. To lose 1 lb. Of fat, you need to reduce or burn 3,500 calories. Cut out junk food and monitor portion sizes. Don't restrict your diet too much or you may slow your metabolism. Medline Plus warns that women shouldn't eat less than 1,200 calories a day. Men shouldn't eat fewer than 1,500 calories. Step 2 Burn fat with regular cardiovascular exercise. The American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of exercise five days a week to burn fat and improve heart health. Running, hiking and stair climbing burn calories, as well as firm up the buttocks. But you can perform any exercise that you enjoy and gets your heart rate up to burn fat in the backside. Step 3 Perform butt lifts. Butt lifts are ideal for beginners or people who have bad knees and can't do squats or lunges. Lay on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Squeeze your glutes to lift your buttocks off the floor. Release to return to the start position. Perform two sets of 12 to 15 repetitions. To increase resistance, hold a dumbbell, barbell or body bar over your hips. Step 4 Perform reverse extensions on a stability ball. Like butt lifts, reverse extensions target the butt muscles without putting stress on the knees. Lay face down on the ball with your hands and feet on the floor. Shift your weight so that it's supported by your hands. Squeeze your glutes to lift your legs until they are parallel to the floor. Hold your legs together through the range of motion. Lower to the start position repeating two sets of 12 to 15 reps. Step 5 Do squats. The American Council on Exercise reports that squats, along with lunges are the best exercise for firming up the buttocks. Stand with your feet slightly wider than your hips. Bend at the knees, pushing your hips back as if you're going to sit down. Your head and chest are lifted and your knees stay behind your toes. Return to the start position and repeat two sets of 12 to 15 reps. Add more resistance by holding dumbbells, a barbell or body bar, or using resistance bands. Step 6 Take the stairs. Instead of using the elevator or escalator -- always use the stairs to burn fat and tighten the glutes. Things You'll Need •Dumbbells, barbell or body bar •Resistance band •Stability ball REDUCING ARMS SIZE Go for skipping If you think it's irrelevant, then you are wrong. Skipping is the best cardio workout and it's inexpensive as well. It doesn't just help you sweat out the fat from your body, but gives you sleek and tone arms too. "Skipping rope affects arms muscles as you lift your body's weight as well as move your arms in circular motion. This increases the activity in the arms. Count Seconds instead of skipping repetitions to make the process more effective, says a fitness experts. Keep stretching Don't wait for the evening or morning fitness regime and stretch your arms as and when you get time. This will not only keep you active, but also release the tension, "Stretching tones the arm muscles and brings them back in shape. Do it in the office, post meeting or after finishing a report. He suggests these exercises that you can do in your office. - Interlock your fingers behind your head and stretch your arms up. Make sure the elbows are behind your head. Now, bend your waist right for a few seconds and repeat the same on the left. Keep arms stretched and straight. - Hold both your palms together behind the lower spine and interlock the fingers. Stretch both your arms backward so that chest comes forward. This is also beneficial to relieve the back stress. Rotate wrist Wrist rotation affects your shoulders and lower arms which are the plumpest areas. "Hold one to two pounds of dumbbells in each hand and stand up. The gap between your feet should be equal to your shoulder length. Extend both the hands forward and keep them firm. Now, swiftly rotate your wrist upward and inward as far as possible. This will help tone the arm muscles,”. Lift your body up Do you remember how you used to do pull-ups in the park as a kid? You have to just follow the same. Hold a sturdy strong rod that can bear your body weight. Grasp it firmly and pull yourself up the floor. When you go up hold the position for a few seconds and let your arm muscles take all the strain. Do a set of 20 and after a two-minute break, repeat the set. In case, you are doing it for the first time, then, do as many pull-ups as you can, but don't strain yourself. Triceps with one arm Sit on the floor and place your hands almost a foot behind your hips; your fingers should point towards the butt. Your legs and feet should be pressed together, knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Keep your arm straight to raise your hips above the floor. Bend your left elbow only with one arm and lower your butt as close to the floor as possible without actually touching it. Repeat it with right elbow.
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I am having a problem with my hand. Some times I am not able to move my hand. Please help me and suggest me as soon as possible.

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We need to examine you to look for weakness of hand. This would enable us to come to a diagnosis, and then, appropriate treatment can be discussed.
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How Regular Sexual Intimacy Boost Your Health

PG Dip(psycosexual diseases), MBBS
Sexologist, Delhi
How Regular Sexual Intimacy Boost Your Health

Physical intimacy brings a couple closer in a relationship, encourages emotional bonding and whilst doing all of this, also bring a whole array of health benefits with it for both partners. Regular sex can actually make you physically healthier! Have a look at the benefits it brings, along with unmentionable pleasure. Speak to a sexologist for more information.

1. More Sex, Less Stress: If you're freaking out about tomorrow's job interview, slip between the sheets. People who have intercourse at least once over two weeks were better able to manage stressful situations. That's because endorphins and oxytocin are released during sex and these being the feel good hormones activate pleasure centers in the brain that create feelings of intimacy and relaxation and help stave off anxiety and depression. You don't have to climax to net the effects, but you'll get the biggest surge of soothing hormones if you have an orgasm. 

2. Sex Boosts Immunity: Good sexual health may mean better physical health. Having sex once or twice a week has been linked with higher levels of an antibody called immunoglobulin A or IgA, which can protect you from getting colds and other infections. 

3. Sex Relieves pain: If you're using headache as an excuse to not make love, stop doing that. Have sex instead, because, when you're about to have an orgasm, the level of the hormone oxytocin increases by five times. These endorphins actually reduces aches and pains.

4. Sexual activity Increases blood circulation: Because your heart rate increases when you have sex, fresh blood is supplied to your organs and cells. While used blood is removed, the body also expels toxins and other materials that cause you to feel tired.

5. Sex is Exercise: Sex is a really great form of exercise. It won't replace the treadmill, but it counts for something. Sex uses about five calories per minute, four more calories than watching TV. 

6. Sex Improves Cardiovascular Health: Researchers have also found that having sex twice or more a week reduces the risk of contracting fatal heart attack by half for the men, compared with those who had sex less than once a month.

7. Sex Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk: Frequent ejaculations, especially in 20 something men, may reduce the risk of prostate cancer later in life.

8. You sleep better: The sleep that you get just after you've made love will be much more relaxed. Getting a good night's sleep will make you feel alert and overall healthy.

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Can Physiotherapy Help Lower Back Pain?

Bachelor Of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Noida
Can Physiotherapy Help Lower Back Pain?

Low back pain is one of the most common medical problems and it occurs due to injury associated with the nerves, bones, and muscles of the back. The pain can vary from a sharp shooting pain that happens at various intervals to a gnawing pain that can last for weeks on end. While the former can go away with some muscle relaxant, the latter may need a combination of medications and exercise.

  • Common reasons include improper sleeping posture, lifting, fracture, lack of exercise, disk injuries, arthritis, and many more. Most of these instances would lead to medium to long term pain that will not subside on its own and for long Physiotherapy has proven to provide good relief. 
  • The aim of physiotherapy is to reduce pain, improve movement, and maintain the spinal function in the long run. Most often, the therapy sessions would last for about 4 weeks when the regular course of medications have not helped much.
  • Nerves, muscles, bones, and disks of the lower back are supported by the abdominal and back muscles. The intent of the exercise is to strengthen these two sets of muscles so that the spine/lower back per se is not very susceptible to injury.  The exercises would be a combination of stretching followed by strengthening and conditioning, all aimed at these two sets of muscles.
  • Some common exercises include bottom to heels stretch, knee rolls, back extensions, deep abdominal strengthening, and pelvic tilts.
  • In addition to being used as a sole mean of treatment, physiotherapy is also used in back pain to treat severe cases both pre and post surgically. What is corrected by surgery needs to be enhanced by the regular exercises as prescribed by the doctor.
  • One disclaimer that a doctor might want to give is that physiotherapy may not be beneficial if exercises are not done properly or if the patients do not adhere to the scheduled prescription. The long term success depends not just on getting the relief, but on following the maintenance exercises as prescribed. This is more important and helps avoid relapse of the back pain.  A good posture and improved core stability with ongoing exercises is the key to success of physiotherapy in low back pain. 
  • While most people consider low back pain as a chronic condition, it can be managed effectively. It is important to realize that there is no overnight cure and that it may not get better on its own. Physiotherapy is a very good intervention; however, it will depend on the severity of pain and how it affects the patient's lifestyle.
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I am 24 years old I am using site spects due to regular using my both eye skin changes as black colour give me your valuable opinion for my eyes become normal skin tone.

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Homeopath, Delhi
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Reckeweg carbo veg 6 daily 1 dose morning / 10 days. Mixed fruit juice daily 2 times cheese and fruits maximum. Report after 2 weeks.
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I am unable to loose weight and maintain my previous figure. I have tried all remedies and exercises but I have not reduced. Kindly help me with any medicine by which icn reduce belly fat.

Masters in Human Nutrition and Nutraceuticals
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Madurai
I am unable to loose weight and maintain my previous figure. I have tried all remedies and exercises but I have not r...
Hi. Be on a very strict diet practices. Follow exercise for flat tummy. Walking ,mild jogging reduces your deposited fat. U can very well go for hot water or ginger extract mixed with honey for belly fat reduction.
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