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Dr. Aruna

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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
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Dr. Aruna is one of the best General Physicians in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. She is currently practising at Chaitanya Clinic in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Aruna on Lybrate.com.

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I am suffering from fever still from the last week which type of tablets are useful to reduce the fever.

MBBS
Physiotherapist, Dhanbad
I am suffering from fever still from the last week which type of tablets are useful to reduce the fever.
U suffering in fever first go to pathlogy center tst mp, if result come posetive than, know should take combiflame a day.
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Bar bar mujhe urine infection ho jati hai. but reason jaan he nai pati hoon. Muje kya krna chahiye?

FIMSA, MD-Nephrology, DM - Nephrology, MD-Medcine, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
Bar bar mujhe urine infection ho jati hai. but reason jaan he nai pati hoon. Muje kya krna chahiye?
Sabse pehle bahut achhe se safai rakhiye, khaskar menses ke dino mein cotton undergarments pehaniye. 2.5-3 litres water pijiye. Agar married hein tau husband ko bhi yehi karne ko boliye.
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Hii sir am 23 years old I have an habit of masturbating I can do 2 times a day is that habit affects me adversely is masturbating causes any weight loss and weak will you give any advice to me.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Hii sir am 23 years old I have an habit of masturbating I can do 2 times a day is that habit affects me adversely is ...
Masturbation is regarded as a normal, healthy sexual activity. In general, the medical community considers masturbation to be a natural and harmless expression of sexuality for both men and women. It does not cause any physical injury or harm to the body, and can be performed in moderation throughout a person's lifetime as a part of normal sexual behavior. It will not affect you or your ability to have children in the future. If you wish to reduce the frequency of masturbation: It originates from brain, due to thinking about sex. Hence: ·     Do not watch adult material. ·     Concentrate more on your studies or work. ·     Exercise regularly. Kindly get your CBC ESR and fasting thyroid profile done and revert.
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Sir, I am 39 years old. I want Vasectomy operation to be done. In this regard I want to know whether erection as earlier will be there or any penis erectile dysfunction will be their?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Sir, I am 39 years old. I want Vasectomy operation to be done. In this regard I want to know whether erection as earl...
There will not be any sexual problem including erectile dysfunction after vasectomy operation. so don't worry
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Sir I m 42 years old having sugar level 150-170 fasting n also having ldl cholesterol 178 what to do Please guide.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Sir I m 42 years old having sugar level 150-170 fasting n also having ldl cholesterol 178 what to do
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Your Blood cholesterol is within normal limit but fasting blood sugar is high. Do post prandial blood sugar and consult physician. Follow the advice given below 1.Do regular exercise 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet 4.Avoid sweets, excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet, . 5.Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting Dietitian 6.Monitor your fasting, PP blood sugar and Hba1c three monthly 7.Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment 8.consult me for further advice
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What is the best treatment for Foot Corn? Kindly advise. I have undergone Homeopathy.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
it is due to undue pressure on pressure points of foot develop from an improper walking motion, but most are caused by ill-fitting shoes Foot corn can be treated Corn cap
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I have a ulcer in my mouth (near my tooth) which not heal up. Is it a sign of cancer?

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Nagpur
Non healing painless ulcer which is present for long duration can be cancer. You need to show your doctor.
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I have a testis pain in nearby one year. Before pain of my testis I have a tumour in my left hand. Doctor told me that go to the biopsy but due to myth of that, if biopsy done the you have 100% cancer patient. What should I Do.

MD - General Medicine, PG in Diabetology, PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC)
General Physician, Asansol
I have a testis pain in nearby one year. Before pain of my testis I have a tumour in my left hand. Doctor told me tha...
Biopsies are typically associated with cancer, but it dose not mean that you have cancer, Doctors use biopsies to the test whether abnormalities in your body are caused by cancer or by other conditions. For example, if a woman has a lump in her breast, an imaging test confirm the lump, but a biopsy is the only way to determine whether it's breast cancer or another noncancerous condition, such as polycystic fibrosis. So, don't worry, you should done biopsy for proper diagnosis & proper treatment.
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I am suffer from loose motion kindly suggest me medicine for immediate relief please sir.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For loosemotions drink ors solution and to stop the frequency of motions take capsule roko and avoid spicy food in your diet and eat only curd rice or khichdi and if necessary we should take prescribed antibiotics.
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Chronic pain is a Disease and not a symptom

Fellow of Endoscopic spine surgery (FENDS) , Fellow of Interventional spine & pain (FISP) , MD-Anaesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Fellow of Pain Management (FPM) , DA( Gold medal-Anaesthesiology & Pain Medicine) , MBBS
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
Chronic pain is a Disease and not a symptom

People who suffer from severe, chronic back pain know how it can utterly disrupt and damage one's life. Chronic back pain can be cruel-making it hard to enjoy even the simplest daily activities, and certainly making it a challenge to carry out an exercise routine and other healthy activities. Moreover, chronic pain was not previously all that well understood. The medical profession used to believe that pain is always a manifestation of an underlying injury or disease. As such, doctors focused on treating the underlying cause of the pain, with the belief that once the injury or disease was cured the chronic pain would then disappear.

If no underlying cause could be found for the pain, then the patient was told that very few treatments are available, or worse, 'the pain must be in your head'. Unfortunately, some doctors still practice in this manner, having no appreciation for the unique problem of chronic pain, newer theories about chronic pain, and the many factors that influence a chronic pain problem.

The medical community is starting to understand that if pain is no longer a function of a healthy nervous system (signaling that there is a disease or underlying injury), then the chronic pain itself becomes the problem and needs to be treated as the primary pathology.

The Experience of Chronic Pain

Contrary to popular belief, all pain is real. This may seem like an obvious statement, but people with chronic pain are sometimes treated as if their chronic pain is either imaginary or exaggerated. In some cases, they feel like they have to prove their chronic pain to their friends, family, and doctors. Some patients are told by their doctor that there is no reason for the chronic pain and therefore 'it cannot be that bad'.

Chronic pain is a personal experience and cannot be measured like other problems in medicine, such as a broken leg or an infection. For instance, a broken leg can be confirmed by an X-ray and an infection by a blood test measuring white blood cell count. Unfortunately, there is no medical test to measure chronic pain levels.

To make matters more challenging for the patient, for many chronic pain problems, there is no objective evidence or physical findings to explain the pain. Thus, many chronic pain sufferers go from one doctor to the next searching for explanations. This process can lead to unnecessary evaluations and treatments, in addition to putting the patient at risk for actually being harmed or made worse by the healthcare profession.

Everyone experiences and expresses pain differently. Two people with the exact same injury will feel and show their pain in unique ways depending on a number of things such as:

  • The situation in which the pain occurs
  • Thoughts about the chronic pain, such as 'this is nothing serious' versus 'this pain could kill me'
  • Emotions associated with the chronic pain, such as depression and anxiety versus hopefulness and optimism
  • Cultural influences determining whether a person is to be more stoic or more dramatic in showing pain to others

The newest theories of chronic pain can now explain, on a physiological level, how and why people experience pain differently.

Types of Back Pain: Acute Pain, Chronic Pain, and Neuropathic Pain

Understanding how pain is defined is important in order to learn how to better control it. For the purposes of research and medical practice, pain can be separated into three categories:

-Acute Pain
-Chronic Pain
-Neuropathic Pain

Acute Pain

One common type of pain is acute pain, currently defined as pain lasting less than 3 to 6 months, or pain that is directly related to tissue damage. This is the kind of pain that is experienced from a paper cut or needle prick. Other examples of acute pain include:

  • Touching a hot stove or iron. This pain will cause a fast, immediate, intense pain with an almost simultaneous withdrawal of the body part that is being burned. More of an aching pain might be experiencing a few seconds after the initial pain and withdrawal.
  • Smashing one's finger with a hammer. This pain is similar to that of touching a hot stove in that there is an immediate pain, withdrawal and then 'slower' aching pain.
  • Labor pains. The pain during childbirth is acute and the cause is certainly identifiable.


The longer pain goes on the more susceptible it is to other influences and developing into a chronic pain problem. These influences include such things as the ongoing pain signal input to the nervous system even without tissue damage, lack of exercise (physical deconditioning), a person's thoughts about the pain, as well as emotional states such as depression and anxiety.

Chronic Pain

There are at least two different types of chronic pain problems - chronic pain due to an identifiable pain generator (e.g. an injury), and chronic pain with no identifiable pain generator (e.g. the injury has healed).

Chronic pain due to an identifiable pain generator

This type of chronic pain is due to a clearly identifiable cause. Certain structural spine conditions (for example, degenerative disc disease,spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis can cause ongoing pain until successfully treated. These conditions are due to a diagnosable anatomical problem.

If the pain caused by these types of conditions has not subsided after a few weeks or months of conservative (nonoperative) treatments, then spine surgery may usually be considered as a treatment option.

Chronic pain with no identifiable pain generator
This type of pain continues beyond the point of tissue healing and there is no clearly identifiable pain generator that explains the pain. It is often termed 'chronic benign pain'.

It appears that pain can set up a pathway in the nervous system and, in some cases, this becomes the problem in and of itself. In chronic pain, the nervous system may be sending a pain signal even though there is no ongoing tissue damage. The nervous system itself misfires and creates the pain. In such cases, the pain is the disease rather than a symptom of an injury.

The term 'chronic pain' is generally used to describe the pain that lasts more than three to six months, or beyond the point of tissue healing. Chronic pain is usually less directly related to identifiable tissue damage and structural problems. Examples of chronic pain are: chronic back pain without a clearly determined cause, failed back surgery syndrome (continued pain after the surgery has completed healed), and fibromyalgia.

Chronic pain is influenced by many factors, such as ongoing pain signal input to the nervous system even without tissue damage, physical deconditioning due to lack of exercise, a person's thoughts about the pain, as well as emotional states such as depression and anxiety. Chronic pain is much less well understood than acute pain.

Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain has only been investigated relatively recently. In most types of neuropathic pain, all signs of the original injury are usually gone and the pain that one feels is unrelated to an observable injury or condition. With this type of pain, certain nerves continue to send pain messages to the brain even though there is no ongoing tissue damage.

Neuropathic pain (also called nerve pain or neuropathy) is very different from pain caused by an underlying injury. While it is not completely understood, it is thought that injury to the sensory or motor nerves in the peripheral nervous system can potentially cause neuropathy. Neuropathic pain could be placed in the chronic pain category but it has a different feel then the chronic pain of a musculoskeletal nature.

The neuropathic pain feels different than musculoskeletal pain and is often described with the following terms: severe, sharp, lancinating, lightning-like, stabbing, burning, cold, and/or ongoing numbness, tingling or weakness. It may be felt traveling along the nerve path from the spine down to the arms/hands or legs/feet. It's important to understand neuropathic pain because it has very different treatment options from other types of back pain. For example, opioids (such as morphine) and NSAID (such as ibuprofen, COX-2 inhibitors) are usually not effective in relieving neuropathic pain. Treatments for neuropathic pain include certain medications, nerve 'block' injections, and a variety of interventions generally used for chronic pain.

When Acute Pain Becomes Chronic Pain

It is critical for a doctor and a patient to have an understanding of the difference between acute pain and chronic pain. With acute pain, the pain is a symptom of injured or diseased tissue. When the injury has finished healing, the correlating pain will subside. For example, with a herniated disc, once the pressure on the nerve is alleviated the acute pain stops. For this reason, medical treatment for acute pain focuses on healing the underlying cause of the pain.

Additionally, with acute pain, the severity of pain directly correlates to the level of tissue damage. This provides us with a protective reflex, such as to stop an activity when it causes pain. However, chronic pain does not serve a protective or other biological function. Treatments will be different depending on the underlying cause of the pain.

Chronic Pain Development

Not all pain that persists will turn into chronic pain. Different people experience chronic pain very differently. Likewise, the effectiveness of a particular treatment for chronic pain will often differ from person to person. For example, a particular medication or injection for a herniated disc may provide effective pain relief for some people but not for others.

One problem is that not all patients with similar conditions develop chronic pain, and it is not understood why some people will develop chronic pain. Also, a condition that appears relatively minor can lead to severe chronic pain, and a serious condition can be barely painful at all.

As pain moves from the acute phase to the chronic stage, influences of factors other than tissue damage and injury come more into play and influences other than tissue input become more important as the pain becomes more chronic.

Pain medicine and pain management as a medical specialty is relatively new. However, now that chronic pain is becoming recognized as a primary problem, rather than always being a symptom of a disease, the specialty of pain management is starting to grow.

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I am facing serious problem of sleeping. In my office working time unexpectedly I am slept for a while and I am unable to stop sleeping at that time. I am a diabetic patient. Please help me.

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
I am facing serious problem of sleeping. In my office working time unexpectedly I am slept for a while and I am unabl...
Dear lybrate-user. No need to worry please raise your bmi. Please make a habit of running 30min daily. In morning and sleep early in night. It will help you sort out the problem.
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Hi. I am a 30 years old female, 5'6" and weigh 70 kgs. Need to lose 5 kgs to keep my borderline PCOD at bay and to get in shape. Will start planning for pregnancy in another 2 months. Kindly suggest diet plan accordingly. DiviSion into breakfast, morning snack, lunch, evening snack and dinner will be much appreciated. Thanx.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Hi. I am a 30 years old female, 5'6" and weigh 70 kgs. Need to lose 5 kgs to keep my borderline PCOD at bay and to ge...
Here is a sample diet to help you understand the diet. Early Morning: Green tea ( sugar less) Breakfast: non fried preparations/ whole wheat bread/ vegetable poha, upma, etc. / idli sambhar etc. Mid-Morning: Fruits ( avoid the carbohydrate rich fruits like grapes, banana, custard apple and watermelon) Lunch: 2 dry chapatti + sabji 1 katori + dal or skimmed curd – 1 katori + salad 1 katori Evening Snacks: Tea / Coffee sugarless + high fiber bis. OR Sprouts 1 katori Dinner: 2 chapatti + vegetable 1 katori + skimmed buttermilk 1 glass + salad 1 katori.
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Hi Dr. I am 29 years old, I am having high diabetes last 1 year, I have tried many insulins advice by doctors, but my sugar level is not coming in control, pls advice wht should I do?

Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine (H.M.D.), Nutrition/ Diet planning, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), Cosmetology, BHMS, DND, Pranic Healing
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
Hi Dr. I am 29 years old, I am having high diabetes last 1 year, I have tried many insulins advice by doctors, but my...
Homoeopathic german diabetes medicines available. Safe and effective. No side effects. Diabetic diet consultation and diet planning according bmi consists of protein carbs and fats in proportionate form with calculated calories to achieve your goals in healthy manner and maintained metabolism. Guaranteed results.
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I have back problem from pass 3 mnth. Andalso having digestion problem so I kindly want you to help me with this problem.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I have back problem from pass 3 mnth. Andalso having digestion problem so I kindly want you to help me with this prob...
Eat a high-fiber diet. Get insoluble and soluble fiber. Limit foods that are high in fat. Choose lean meats. Incorporate probiotics into your diet. Eat on schedule. Stay hydrated.
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I have headache on weekends. Whenever I take rest on weekends I feel my condition bad. I feel headache. What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have headache on weekends. Whenever I take rest on weekends I feel my condition bad. I feel headache. What should I...
It could be tension headache due to anxiety and stress. Check your Bp. Take paracetamol and plenty of water.If no relief consult doctor
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Sir I want to know that is peyronie disease curable and how much time generally require to get rid of this disease. Pls tell me.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Sir I want to know that is peyronie disease curable and how much time generally require to get rid of this disease. P...
Peyronie's disease is penis problem caused by scar tissue, called plaque, that forms inside the penis. It can make the penis to bend upward or to the side. There is one medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of Peyronie's disease. It's called collagenase Clostridium histolyticum (Xiaflex). This medicine is approved for use in men with a palpable lump from plaque in the penis that causes a curvature of at least 30 degrees during erection. Do talk to your doctor.
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I am 45 year old diabetic male. My diabetes levels are 130 fasting and 134 pp. Hba1c is 6.5. BP is normal. I am taking gemer2 before breakfast and dinner. Janumet 50 500 after breakfast and dinner. I have lost fat all over body specially around shoulder and biceps. Pl suggest diet and exercise to gain muscle mass. I take non veg food, do not smoke, drink.

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Lucknow
I am 45 year old diabetic male. My diabetes levels are 130 fasting and 134 pp. Hba1c is 6.5. BP is normal. I am takin...
Take adequate proteins, do routine arm exercises, keep sugar controlled with drugs and diet advised by your treating doctor. Consult a good diabetologist. Take atleast 40 GM's of fats daily ,especially ghee instead of oil. Get serum lipid profile done to rule out other causes for wasting.
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Hi. My father is a diabetic patient. Can a diabetic patient take alcohol? please give us a diet plan for diabetes patient ?

MBBS & Post Graduate Course in Diabetology, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), CCEBDM
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
Advisable not take alcohol however if they still take insist to take with food/meals as there will be high chances of hypoglycemia.
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I used to surf on mobile till 2 am at the time of holiday. Afte that I used to face various issues such as urine issues infection muscle pain, full body twitching, and headache, pin and needles feeling in body vibration in legs after seating. Some acidity issue and I used to have sleeplessness. I have done blood test urine routine sonography kub and ecg everything is normal .i used to have abdomen pain also. What is the reason and solution for the problem?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I used to surf on mobile till 2 am at the time of holiday. Afte that I used to face various issues such as urine issu...
If you think ur addicted to surf on net too much do restrict and do take balanced diet and hyderated and stipulated minimum 6 hours of proper sleep Best wishes
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