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Dr. Mohd Ashraf - General Physician, Aligarh

Dr. Mohd Ashraf

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MD , MBBS

General Physician, Aligarh

5 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic  ·  ₹150 online
Dr. Mohd Ashraf 89% (549 ratings) MD , MBBS General Physician, Aligarh
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With 4 years of experience under his belt, Dr Mohd Ashraf is a general physician based in Gentle Care Medical clinic Aligarh. With professional memberships in various associations like Indian Society for Rational Pharmacotherapeutics, Dr. Ashraf is rightly revered in his field. Prior to his MD from Aligarh Muslim University’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, he finished his MBBS from the same college in 2012. During his last 4 years in the field he had delved into associated sub fields of including internal medicine. He employs and utilizes various type of techniques like oxygen therapy and latest drugs to minimalize and normalize the conditions to the possible extent. With hundreds of positive reviews and recommendations, it is no wonder Dr. Ashraf is held dear among peers and patients alike. One may contact him through phone calls or online appointments. Most patients who had interacted with Dr. Ashrafi had high praise for him. He aims to treat his patients with care and commitment. In addition to medicines, he also provides his patients with advices and tips on living a healthy lifestyle. Although relatively new to his profession, Dr. Ashrafi is slowly carving a reputation for himself.

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MD - Aligarh Muslim University's Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) - 2016
MBBS - Aligarh Muslim University's Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) - 2012
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Medical Officer at Sharanam NGO Sponsored By Naco
Junior Doctor at Ishaq Hospital
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Flu Shot - Why Is It So Important?

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
Flu Shot - Why Is It So Important?

There are a variety of reasons why a person can fall sick. A good number of these illnesses cannot be prevented though a person may take general precautions. Having said that, in the case of influenza, it can be prevented to a large extent and it does not seem all that smart to avoid taking easy precautions when one has an option, right?

Every year, thousands of people die from influenza, which is so unfortunate because an annual shot can reduce that number by almost 60 percent. So what exactly makes a flu shot or vaccine work? As a result of the vaccine, after about two weeks or so, antibodies begin to develop in the body. These antibodies help fight off infection, specifically the kind that is targeted by the vaccine. It is important to get vaccinated for this flu on an annual basis.

Choosing the right flu shot
Considering the great number of options there are when it comes to flu vaccines, which are the ones to be injected? It is a good idea to get the opinion of a doctor to see which one to choose. This is because the choice is dependent on a variety of factors, which a medical professional would be able to assess appropriately. Note that it is important not to use the nasal spray version of the vaccine as the medical authorities have recently found that it is not as effective a method as it once was.

When should you get it?
Flu season does vary across the world, but in the US, it starts in about October and goes on till May. During this time, the flu viruses are a lot more active. When one gets a flu shot, it is this period that one needs to look out for. So, it is better to get vaccinated in late September or the start of October, so that there is minimal unprotected exposure to the viruses.

Who is it for?
It is to be kept in mind that every individual who is older than six months should be vaccinated. While it is said that getting a vaccine shot year after year reduces its effectiveness, it is still important to do so. This is because each year, the shot is altered to reflect the biggest virus threats in that year. There might be few side effects of the flu vaccine such as redness in the injected area, soreness or swelling. However, as long as one gets a flu shot in time, it is almost a given that there will be almost no time spent ‘down with the flu’. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a general physician.

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I have 2 small terminal ileum ulcer. Kya ise crohn disease b khate hai ya fr dono main difference hai. Please tell me

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
I have 2 small terminal ileum ulcer. Kya ise crohn disease b khate hai ya fr dono main difference hai. Please tell me
Yeah it could be a case of chrohns disease or ulcerative colitis. But on biochemical examination you can differentiate and also on colonoscopy.
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Maintaining Diet In Diabetes

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
Maintaining Diet In Diabetes

A lifestyle disease such as diabetes is never nice to have, isn’t it? Also, when a person has diabetes, there are some things of which more should be had and then, there are some whose consumption should be scaled back. So what exactly does a diet for a person who has diabetes look like?

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day as it kicks off the metabolism for the day. Having a large breakfast is quite important so as to take care of the body, but this only makes sense if the food that is being eaten for breakfast is healthy enough. It is quite a good idea to have some porridge. While it is true that porridge is a carbohydrate-rich food item, what it also has is a great amount of soluble fibre. In fact, this sort of fibre takes some time to digest, so it reduces the pangs of hunger, which would have normally made a person eat unhealthy junk and fast food.

In a world of food that is processed, packaged and picked up from the supermarket, people are just not eating the correct amount of fruits and vegetables as they should. What is important to keep in mind is that vegetables are to be had in multiple portions on a daily basis, but these vegetables must be low in starch content. This means that for a person who has diabetes, vegetables which should not be eaten include potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas as well as corn.

On the other hand, the sort of vegetables which are to be eaten include broccoli and spinach. Spinach is also very good for increasing the level of haemoglobin in the blood. Also, making use of cinnamon extract is good as it has the potential to cut a person’s sugar levels by up to a tenth.

While it is not true that potatoes and other starchy foods should be completely avoided, a diabetic person should watch the amount of them that is being consumed by him or her. The reason for this is that starch-filled vegetables have high amounts of carbohydrates, which are generally responsible for raising the level of blood sugar. This is surely the last thing a diabetic person would want or need.

If you notice, strawberries have some sugar content, but they are a lot better than biscuits and other snacks. So in case a diabetic person wants to nibble on something, sweet fruits are always a better option. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dietitian-nutritionist.

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Have Viral Fever? Know the Reasons Behind It!

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
Have Viral Fever? Know the Reasons Behind It!

Viral fever refers to a wide range of conditions caused by viral infections of the body. These infections lead to an elevation of body temperature, along with a variety of other symptoms such as headaches, body aches, chills and skin rashes. Viral fever can affect people of all age groups and may even be highly contagious if it is not contained and treated.

What causes viral fever?

Viral fever is caused by the infestation of viruses that spread through various avenues. These viruses enter the body and multiply at a specific site, leading to an infection that manifests itself as the symptoms of fever. This fever may be chronic or acute, depending on the nature of the infection and can easily spread from one person to another.

Some of the ways in which viral fever spreads are as follows:

  1. Aerial transmission (coughing and sneezing).

  2. Sexual transmission.

  3. Consumption of contaminated food and water.

  4. Contact with contaminated surfaces.

  5. Contact with infected animals.

The symptoms of viral fever begin to show after an incubation period during which the virus multiplies within the body. The nature and duration of the illness varies from case to case. The most common symptoms of viral fever that accompany high body temperatures include the following:

  • Muscle soreness

  • Fatigue

  • Nasal congestion

  • Running nose

  • Redness of the eyes

  • Headaches

  • Coughs

  • Inflammation of the throat

  • Skin rashes

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhoea

How is viral fever treated?

A case of viral fever can be quite easily treated if there is an absence of complications. For this, the illness simply needs to be diagnosed early. The use of antibiotics and steroids for treatment is advised against unless the infections have escalated beyond a certain extent. Some of the ways to treat viral fever are:

  • Prescription of antiviral medication

  • Adequate bed rest

  • Ample fluid intake

  • Administration of nasal decongestants

In most cases, the illness gets treated within the span of a few days. However, if the symptoms persist any longer, it is advisable to consult a specialist to check for underlying problems or complications.

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Health Quote

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh

Be careful about reading health books not written by Doctors or some fine day you will die of a misprint

Health Quote of the Week

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
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Sitting for more than three hours a day can cut two years off a person's life expectancy.

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MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
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Over 30% of cancer could be prevented by avoiding tobacco and alcohol, having a healthy diet and physical activity.

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MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
Health Quote of the Week

Laughing 100 times is equivalent to 15 minutes of exercise on a stationary bicycle.

Gale me dard rahata hai ye dard lagbag 2-3 mahino se h. PLease bataye ye kaise theek hoga?

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
Gale me dard rahata hai ye dard
lagbag 2-3 mahino se h. PLease bataye ye kaise theek hoga?
Dear Prabhakar if any other symptoms like cough is not there i advice u to go for upper GI endoscopy . It will clear many doubts
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Whenever I go without cap or sun glasses in sun. I have one side head ache. Near eyebrow only. please suggest something.

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
Whenever I go without cap or sun glasses in sun. I have one side head ache. Near eyebrow only. please suggest something.
dear pawan it could be a case of migraine.as heat may be a precipitating factor. plz avoid exposure to heat or direct sunlight. precautions is all what u can do .migraine can be prevented and can't be completely treated
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How to Prevent Common Cold in Children?

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
How to Prevent Common Cold in Children?

Children are highly at risk of developing a common cold. It has been said that 22 million school days are lost each year because of the common cold. This can easily be prevented by a number of simple measures. Here are the most common methods which people take to make sure that they do not catch the flu:

  1. Make your child wash their hands: This is the most common reason for children getting the common cold. It is possible that whatever you touch may get infected with your germs and pass on to your children. This can happen even hours later. Therefore, it is crucial that you wash your hands as often as possible and if this is not possible, you should at least make your child use a hand sanitizer.
  2. Do not sneeze into your hands: When you sneeze into your hands, the virus clings to your hands. Therefore, when you sneeze, try to sneeze into a tissue or at least into the inside of your elbow so that your child does not get a cold.
  3. Make your child not touch your face: Colds can only enter your body through the eyes, nose and mouth. Tell your kids not to touch their faces so that they do not catch a virus.
  4. Make your child do aerobic exercise: Aerobic exercise increases your heart rate and this means, that it also increases the ability of the body to kill viruses.
  5. Give your child foods with phytochemicals: Green, red and yellow vegetable and fruits are very good at fighting off viruses. Eat them so that the natural virus fighting ability of the body is increased.
  6. Do not allow your child to come near smoke: Smoking reduces the body's ability to fight off cold. This is why smokers get more severe and more frequent colds. It has been said that one cigarette can stop cilia from working for 30 to 40 minutes.
  7. Relax: There is also a lot of evidence that your immune system is stronger when you are not stressed out. Try to see that your child is not stressed from school or any other place which may cause them stress.
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Myths about Migraine

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh

1. Myth: a migraine is just a bad headache

Fact: migraine is a genetic neurological disease characterized by episodes best called migraine attacks. The headache, when there is one, is just one symptom and isn't always severe. Migraine attacks can occur with no headache. In fact, for a diagnosis of migraine, there must be symptoms other than headache.

2. Myth: only women have migraines

Fact: women and men, girls and boys have migraines. In childhood, it's pretty even between girls and boys. After adolescence, 18 percent of women have migraines, and 8 percent of men have migraines.

3. Myth: only adults have migraines

Fact: people of all ages have migraines. Some children have migraines beginning when they're too young to talk and tell anyone what is wrong. With children that young, diagnosis is achieved by reviewing family medical history and observing the child's behavior. Migraines can also continue to any age.

4. Myth: migraines don't last more than a day

Fact: although migraines usually last from four to 72 hours, they can last longer for days, weeks, or even months. When a single migraine lasts longer than 72 hours, it's termed status migrainosus, and we need to contact our doctors. More than 6.4 million Americans have chronic migraine, which is migraine or headache at least 15 days a month, eight of which must be migraine.

5. Myth: migraines aren't life-threatening

Fact: a migraine itself may not be life-threatening, but complications of migraine and risk factors associated with migraine can be. In rare casesmigrainous infarction can occur during migraine with aura. Research has confirmed links between migraine and stroke and other cardiovascular diseases and events, as well as between migraine and suicide.

6. Myth: any doctor can properly diagnose and treat migraine

Fact: in 2011, a world health organization report stated, lack of knowledge among health care providers is the principal clinical barrier to effective headache (including migraine) management. The report also revealed that non-specialist physician undergraduate medical training included just four hours training in all headache disorders.

7. Myth: only certain types of people get migraines

Fact: in the past, there was a theory that a set of personality features and reactions were dominant in people with migraine, a migraine personality. As more research proved that migraine is genetic and neurological, this theory was abandoned.

8. Myth: migraines must have aura

Fact: only 25 to 30 percent of migraineurs have migraine with aura, and few of them have the aura with every migraine attack. Most people diagnosed with migraine with aura are also diagnosed with migraine without aura.

9. Myth: nothing can be done about migraines

Fact: sadly, even some doctors believe this one. There's no cure for migraine at this time, but there's a great deal we can do. By partnering with a doctor who understands migraine and how to treat it, we can work on trigger identification and management and finding effective treatments to help us achieve better migraine management.

10. Myth: all migraines are alike

Fact: this is wrong on many levels. First, a person migraines can vary from one to the next. Second, migraines definitely vary from one migraineur to the next. And, third, there are several types and subtypes of migraine. For example, there are several subtypes of migraine with aura migraine with brainstem aura, sporadic and familialhemiplegic migraine, and retinal migraine.
 

I am suffering from cough and cold. Had taken nicip cd brand cipla medicine. Body ache has gawn but cough n cold still there.

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
I am suffering from cough and cold. Had taken nicip cd brand cipla medicine. Body ache has gawn but cough n cold stil...
Dear lybrate-user for cough take syrup bronchorex if cough is with sputum or syrup lupituss if without sputum. Take syrup 3 times a day 5-10 ml each time. For 5 days. If there is also pain. Take tab augmentin 625 mg 3 times a day for 5 days. Do saline gargle 2-3 times with pinch of salt in luke warm water.
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Foods That May Cause Cancer

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
Foods That May Cause Cancer

The food you eat is critical for your overall well-being as cancers that often affect the human body are of gastrointestinal origin. Stick to organic and chemical free foods to live a healthier life, since they reduce the risk of cancer substantially. Regular consumption of the food items mentioned below increase your risk of developing cancer, as well as many other conditions and should be avoided at all costs.

  1. Microwave Popcorn: Most microwave popcorn bags are lined with c8, also known as Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), which increases the risk of certain cancers such as kidney, testicular, bladder, pancreas and liver cancer notably. Microwave popcorn also contains an artificial or synthetic butter flavoring called diacetyl, which is extremely toxic and obstructs breathing.
  2. Canned Tomatoes: While tomatoes are considered to be cancer fighting foods, their canned counterparts are extremely unhealthy and may cause cancer. This is mainly due to the lining of the cans they are put in, which contains a chemical known as Bisphenol A or BPA that has been proven to elevate the risk of infertility as well as prostate and breast cancer. Due to the high acidic level. BPA leaks from the lining of the cans and penetrates into the fruit. Tomatoes should be cooked fresh or stored in glass jars.
  3. Processed/Grilled Red Meat: Processed meats such as sausages, prosciutto, bacon, pimento loaf, bologna, hot dog, etc., contain various chemicals and preservatives such as sodium nitrate. This is added to make the meat look fresh and appealing, but are, in fact, carcinogenic in nature. Moreover, you should also avoid grilling meat, since it releases a carcinogen known as heterocyclic aromatic amines, which is another dangerous food item that smoked meat contains as it picks up tar from the smoking process. 
  4. Farmed Salmon: It is imperative to avoid farmed salmon because they are fed unnatural diets that are contaminated with carcinogens, antibiotics, chemicals, pesticides and so on. They also harbor sea lice, 30 times greater in amount than wild salmon. High levels of PCBs, cancer causing dioxins, and mercury have been found in them. It is advisable to opt for wild sockeye salmon instead of farmed salmon.
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I suffering from headache and also pain is my eye areas which tables better for me.

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
I suffering from headache and also pain is my eye areas which tables better for me.
Dear lybrate-user. Before eating any tablet. Please get your eyesight checked for refractive errors or muscle weakness. Simple paracetamol is enough till test report come. Also go for blood pressure monitoring.
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I want to kniw about the symptoms of malaria because now a rainy season so please.

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
I want to kniw about the symptoms of malaria because now a rainy season so please.
Dear lybrate-user. The typical symptoms of malaria is everything rise of temp with chills and rigor the time when malarial parasite is released in blood. Keep a record and time of temp.
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Sometime when I drink water I feel pain in my chest and stomach. What is the reason behind it. Do I have any disease.

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
Sometime when I drink water I feel pain in my chest and stomach. What is the reason behind it. Do I have any disease.
Dear lybrate-user. If it doesn't happen often. No worries. But if it's trouble you better go for upper gi endoscopy. It will clear all the things.
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My mom having acidity issue what can do for my mom all day having acidity please give me suggestion what can I do for my mom.

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
My mom having acidity issue what can do for my mom all day having acidity please give me suggestion what can I do for...
Dear lybrate-user. Avoid food which are spicy. And drink water in plenty. There is one herb toothmalanga seeds available in grocery shops. Put few seeds in water. It will swell up and then drink. It will help to ease out. If problem persist take tablet rantac before food.
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I have a problem of acidity and I am under weight. I do not want to take any medications. Can you suggest me any other treatment?

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
I have a problem of acidity and I am under weight. I do not want to take any medications. Can you suggest me any othe...
Hi lybrate-user. Avoid spicy and oily food. Eat yoghurt. Take ample sleep. And do walking to raise your bmr.
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I am 21 year old male having migraine pain, besides medicines what should I do or what should be my routine so that it will not cause severe pain, also please suggest me some yogas for the relief of my migraine pain.

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
Dear pt. Migraine has no definitive cure. Its just precautions. Avoid exposure to excessive heat cold and light. Be stress free. Take enough sleep.
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