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Dr. Heindritta D Costa

Gynaecologist, Bangalore

Dr. Heindritta D Costa Gynaecologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Heindritta D Costa is a trusted Gynaecologist in Indira Nagar, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Heindritta D Costa personally at Costa's Clinic in Indira Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Heindritta D Costa and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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One of my female friend, aged 18 is suffering from white vaginal discharge, from the last of her period to begging of next period, every now and then she is having (sometime thik and sometime milky) vaginal discharge, this has no regular time and occurring about all time. because of this, she becoming week and getting dark circle around eyes. One thing to mention that she has lower abdomen pain during period and for this she applies pain killer as prescribed by doctor. Please suggest some Homoeo, or Ayurveda. Thank you.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Cook a handful of rice in a half a lit of water in an open pan. When rice is ready don’t throw the residue water drink reason this water when it remains that much hot that you can consume. Drink it on adding 1 tsp of sugar. This relieves your leucorrhoea that within a week. This is one of the most common home remedies for leucorrhoea. Take pranacharya leucorest syrup 2-2 tsf twice a day. And pranacharya leucona capsule 1-1 twice a day.
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What are the checkups to be done for a woman aged around 47. To prevent these types of diseases.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
What are the checkups to be done for a woman aged around 47. To prevent these types of diseases.
She has had menopause or is heading towards it, her cycle might be low or heavy due to hormonal changes. Do write details-low and delayed or heavy and erratic. Continue treatment for bp. Get ultrasound of abdomen done on empty stomach. Get basic tests for heart like- ecg, echo, stress test (if she can tolerate) blood for sugar and total lipids. Reduce weight the healthy way by giving up sugar and sweets, fats and oils. Do not reduce good fats like spoon of pure ghee/ butter and a katori of assorted nuts to get proteins and good fats ,every day her demand for calcium is more, she needs to take toned milk and curds. Walking is best exercise to reduce weight besides yoga and meditation.
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I am 6 weeks pregnant. I never knew flaxseed are unsafe in early pregnancy. I have been taking grounded flaxseed daily. Please help if that can cause any side effect?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I am 6 weeks pregnant. I never knew flaxseed are unsafe in early pregnancy. I have been taking grounded flaxseed dail...
Hello, the seeds are known to act as estrogen and stimulate contractions and menstruation. This makes it highly dangerous during your initial stages of pregnancy. It is mainly advised for menopausal women to maintain natural oestrogen balance but in reproductive age group there is no actual requirement of flax seed as oestrogen is not required at all in excess and pregnancy is being maintained by progesterone, so any discrepancy may cause even threatened abortions in early pregnancy. So best to avoid. Regards.
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Allergist/Immunologist, Jaipur
Wheat is known as king of cereals. It makes the body stout and keeps the mind calm. This helps in increasing oncentration, reducing insomnia, anxiety, irritation and restlessness, thereby , balancing ones behavior. Wheat contains iron, calcium, iacin, thiamin and fiber. But you will be surprised to know that some people are allergic to wheat. Let us know more about it.

Samiksha started remaining sick when she was about four years old. She was constantly suffering from cough, cold, omiting, diarrhea, gastro, swelling on the body, suddenly crying in the night and always wishing to lye idle, etc. She did not gain any weight and height during this period. She became very weak. Lots of pathology tests were done but the ailment could not be diagnosed. She was then taken to Bombay where a biopsy through endoscopy was done and it was found that the villi of her small intestine was slowly deteriorating. She was suffering from celiac , i.E. Allergy from wheat. She must eat other things than wheat. Her relatives were puzzled and wondered that what she will eat now? How her body will work without eating wheat? In fact, when a person suffers from celiac, his body can not digest Gluten protein
found in the wheat and the villi of small intestines starts getting damaged. Effected person suffers from Diarrhea, gastritis, cough, cold, anemia, and absence of growth in the body.

April 2014 Science News | Elafin, a human protein, plays a key role against the inflammatory reaction typical of celiac disease (gluten intolerance), research has shown. The researchers have also developed a probiotic bacterium able to deliver Elafin in the gut of mice. This innovation paves the way to new strategies to treat gluten intolerance.

Wheat can create three types of problems: Allergy, gluten intolerance, and wheat imbalance.
Allergy from wheat:

Wheat contains Protein, Albumin. Globulin, Gleadin, and Gluten. When I G E (immunoglobulin E) reacts against them in the form of Anti-bodies, people become allergic to wheat. Normal symptoms are : skin diseases (articaria, Eczema, engiodima); Gastritis, nausea, vomiting, asthma and allergic rheumatics.

Gluten intolerance:
Celiac is also known as Gluten antropathy. So far it was known as gluten intolerance. In Celiac disease (CD) ,Gluten protein found in the wheat acts as a villain to the immune system of the body. When Gluten goes into the body through food, it starts damaging the villi of mucosa of small intestine. Function of the villi of small intestine is to extract nutritious elements from the food and inject them into the blood circulation. Food contains vitamins, calcium, protein, carbohydrates, fats and other nutrition. If the villi is damaged, the function of extracting nutrition from the food will seriously be effected and the person will suffer from malnutrition. Celiac is the result of the reaction of IG-A and IG-B antibodies against Gluten. Celiac can be diagnosed early in the children compared to elder persons, because the symptoms in elderly people are not serious. Doctors often take it as instable bowl syndrome (IBS), food allergy,
chronic fattening, anorexia, or malnutrition.

According to University of Maryland, centre for celiac research, Baltimore , one among 133 Americans are suffering from celiac. According to international eating disorder clinic, celiac is one of the main hereditary disease. According to Jaipur JK Lone hospital data, in and around Jaipur around 1500 children are suffering from celiac.

The Gluten Summit and Celiac Disease

Wheat intolerance:
Immune system of the body is not included in it. In fact, so far it is not known that why some people are effected by wheat intolerance. But some specialists are of the opinion that some persons can not digest wheat because in there body enough enzymes are not present.

General Symptoms:
Diarrhea, constipation, stoteria(presence of fat in the stool), Fits, excessive gas in the stomach, stomach ache, weakness, loss of weight, pain in joints and bones, easy fracture in the body, muscle-cramps ,swelling,Peripheral neuropathy , restlessness, depression, apathy in the mouth, skin rashes, spots on the teeth, white spots on the nails,burning in the throat, cold, asthma, allergic rhinitis.

Treatment
There is no specific medicine. As it is caused on account of allergy from wheat, the patient has to stop eating wheat, barley, oats, as they contain gluten. Instead, he has to eat alternative food. This will start curing villi of the damaged parts of body and within 24months celiac is cured and the person becomes normal. To cure the weakness in the body, medicines for vitamins, protein, calcium is given to the patient.

What should NOT be eaten:
Wheat, wheat flour, fine flour, Puri, semolina, barley, oats, samosa, mathari, patties, bread, porridge, millet, chocolate, Jalebi, Burfi, born vita, custard powder, toffee, sauce, curry powder, boost, gulab jamun, protein powder, biscuit, readymade corn flakes.

What to eat:
Rice, chiwda, murmura, arrowroot, sago, maize, jawar, millet, flour of water chestnut, flour of kuttu, flour of potato, milk and milk made products, (butter, ghee, ); fresh meat, fish, eggs, all kinds of pulses, fruits, and vegetables, tea , coffee, honey , rosgulla, home made gram flour things, idli, dosa, sambhar, pop-corn, roasted gram,
rice noodles, petha etc.

Investigation of celiac disease: blood test, TTG, biopsy of small intestine. IGA anti body.

What the specialists say:

Dr. Jagdish Singh, Senior child specialist, JK Lon Hospital, Jaipur: Diet without Gluten is the only remedy. One should not think that without eating wheat, one can not survive. In our country, people living in west Bengal and south India live healthy life without eating wheat, and taking alternative foods available .

Dr. DS Pokharna, Ex-head of Department and Professor, Gastro entrestology Department, SMS Medical college and hospital Jaipur :

Celiac is mostly found in Europe and America, but now in India also people suffering from celiac are increasing. This is a hereditary and auto immune disease. As son as person suffering from celiac eats food containg Gluten, his immune system reacts sharply and villai of small intestine gets effected. To remove weakness in the body, one should take medicine with the advise of a doctor

Dr. Rajiv Nagar, Homeopathy research hospital, Jaipur:
Before 3 years ago, Divya was under our treatment of her symptoms of cold, cough, vomiting and diarrhea. She is now better. Swelling on the body is gone. Her height is now increasing and she is taking wheat since 2 years without any medication. We believe that if the family history of the patient suffering from celiac is studied properly before homeopathic treatment, it is possible to improve. Afterwards, children can start eating wheat. 57 celiac patients are under my care from which 18 have improved and continue care.

Success Story

A patient Honey reported on 07/05/2012 from Sahnjahpur (Alwar) complains are heaviness abdomen ,loose motion frequently and every action was getting like talk walk and he was suffered from Pneumonia since last one year old

At the time of birth he had jaundice that time symptoms were weakness, yellowish face eyes

Family History :-

Father: Allergic Asthma

Mother: She did not take any food .She had recurrent colic pain during pregnancy .She took Allopathic medicines like Iron, Calcium, Pain killers, etc.

After one year of treatment On07/04/2013 TTG level -168 u/ml

Now after having 2 year regular course of Homeopathic treatment patient is on gluten diet. And experiencing sound life.
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When is the right time to have sex on periods aur after that and when is the less chance of getting pregnant, also give precautions.

MBBS
Sexologist, Jaipur
When is the right time to have sex on periods aur after that and when is the less chance of getting pregnant, also gi...
Period time sex is personal choice. Chances of pregnancy are less one week after periods and one week prior to periods.
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Hello Doctor. While making love I rubbed vagina of my girlfriend from outside. I didn't insert finger inside. She is virgin. I never inserted penis and it was always very far from vagina. But I may have sperms on my hand but not a lot in amount. Can my girlfriend become pregnant just by this. What are chances of pregnancy. We are very worried. She also has PCOS.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Hello Doctor. While making love I rubbed vagina of my girlfriend from outside. I didn't insert finger inside. She is ...
When sperms comes in contact with the air, they die immediately. To get pregnancy sufficient amount of sperms needs to be deposited inside the vagina. She can not get pregnant with the act you described.
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I am 27 year old female and pregnent in 7th month. Yesterday morning after burshing the teeth, I saw few blood in the cough. Few nosal blood also. What should I do now?

MD - Maternity & Child Health
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
Consult your doctor soon and check with them. Dont worry its not very serious as it happens at times.
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My wife is aged 29 & has given birth her second issue 4 months ago. Immediately after the birth of her child she was having calcium tablets Corcium & most probably iron tablets Hemfer xt. The doctor prescribed her these medicines to continue but he did not mention how long these were to be taken. Now my question is that how long she will take these medicines. Please suggest any other calcium medicine & the time duration to take it. I can't decide.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My wife is aged 29 & has given birth her second issue 4 months ago. Immediately after the birth of her child she was ...
If your wife is feeding the baby, she needs to take iron-folic acid-calcium supplements. Remember that during pregnancy these are given and baby becomes 3 kg and baby weight 10 kg at 1 year, fed on breast milk plus some semisolids from 6 months. After delivery most women stop taking supplements but they have to continue if they do not want to become anemic and weak.
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Hello doctor, I am 8 month pregnant from last few days I am feeling pain in my left side of vagina pain is not too painful but it hurts by some pressure on vagina and during walking. Pls tell me why this happen suggest something.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, Fellowship in Laparoscopy, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hello doctor, I am 8 month pregnant from last few days I am feeling pain in my left side of vagina pain is not too pa...
One of the common reason is the pressure caused by the baby against your muscles and pelvic bones. You cud also have vaginal/vulval vericosities if there is swelling also. Get urself examined by a nearby gynecologist. If nothing is there then nothing to worry. Take more of rest on left side.
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BHMS
Homeopath, Ernakulam
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Drink plenty of water. 3 glasses in empty stomach is ideal.
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Homeopathy and Fibromyalgia

B.H.M.S, M.D in Homoeopathy
Homeopath, Anand
Homeopathy and Fibromyalgia

In the recent years, with the building work pressure and the increasing stress in our everyday activities, our regular lives have become choc-a-bloc with all sorts of engagements. This often renders our bodies prone to fatigue and listlessness. This phenomenon can often be observed in an intensified form by way of a disorder called Fibromyalgia or as it is deemed in common parlance, "rheumatism". 

Fibromyalgia is an ailment, which causes pain in the body tissues. The tender and fibrous tissues like muscles, ligaments and tendons are often affected by this disease. As a consequence of Fibromyalgia, one feels incapacitated to work or perform any physical activity. Sometimes Fibromyalgia is accompanied by extreme headaches, sleep disturbances, muscle pain and consistent dizziness. 

The degree of chronicity of the disease may vary but the underlying cause remains the same. Given the high incidence of the disease, the treatment for the same is also widely available. However, for a more effective and lasting cure, many resort to homeopathy.

Homeopathy offers several remedies to Fibromyalgia, classified on the basis of the discrete symptoms of the disease: 

  1. Rhus Tox: Rhus Tox is an excellent antidote for rheumatism induced stillness and muscle pain. When paired with suitable exercises, it can afford a lot of relief. 
  2. Ruta Grav: Ruta Grav aids in relieving tendon pains and sustained usage helps in restoring muscle strength in case of Fibromyalgia.
  3. Rhododendron: Often the Fibromyalgia pain gets aggravated with a marked change in the season. Rhododendron mitigates the intensity of the pain. 
  4. Arnica: For any injury induced body ache, Arnica is an extremely effective cure. It also functions as the foremost option, when the precise causes or the symptoms are unknown. 
  5. Causticum: Certain forms of Fibromyalgia are accompanied with soreness, weakness and a feeling of stillness. Causticum soothes such ailments.
  6. Bryonia: Bryonia alleviates chronic pain in the soft tissues of the body. Exposure to heat needs to be avoided mandatorily in order to optimize the effect of Bryonia. 
  7. Kalmia Latifolia: When besides the obverse symptoms of Fibromyalgia, the pain in the muscle is accompanied with a feeling of cold and numbness, one of the best homeopathic cures is Kalmia Latifolia. 

Fibryomalgia is an ailment, which not only manifests physical troubles but also affects one's emotional status adversely. Therefore, to mete out the best remedy, homeopathy carefully assess both the physical and the psychosocial bearing of the patient before recommending a particular cure.

Related Tip: "A Guide to Dealing With Fibromyalgia"

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My periods are usually on 3rd of every month but this time till today I hav not got my periods what could b the reason n next week I ll b travelling out station n I don't want my periods tat time please help me with this.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
My periods are usually on 3rd of every month but this time till today I hav not got my periods what could b the reaso...
If there is chance of pregnancy do a urine preg test pls. If not this is a hormone disbalance. Any medicine if given to induce periods now will take 10-15 days time to give result. So pls decide whether you should travel with that or not.
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Hello sir/ madam. I m 17 years old girl. My periods are always late for 4 or 7 days always the date of periods is change please tell me what can I do?

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hello sir/ madam. I m 17 years old girl. My periods are always late for 4 or 7 days always the date of periods is cha...
If your cycle is always 32 to 35 days but bleeding is normal no other problem associated then it is normal. Just eat healthy diet. If the cycles become more irregular then get ultrasound done and visit doctor.
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I am 25 years old, actually during my periods there is only two days bleeding. Is it normal?

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I am 25 years old, actually during my periods there is only two days bleeding. Is it normal?
if,duration remain same then don't worry about that.if menses irregular and scanty then need consult doctor personally.
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Hello, my wife age 29, her monthly cycle is not well, every time it up 10-15 days. what to do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Hello,
  my wife age 29, her monthly cycle is not well, every time it up 10-15 days. what to do?
Consult a gyn in that case. N go for ultrasound. Now take siocare syrup 10 ml twice daily with milk after meals.
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Leucoderma

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Kolhapur
Leucoderma

Leucoderma is a genetic disorder triggered due to stress, irregular life style and constipation.

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Hi, every month I suffered period pain, i'm a 33years old female. Last 4years only I hav a baby that also I take a treatment for PCOD, so I want to know if the PCOD there means every month suffered pain? And if I want pregnant means again i'm going to take a treatment? Kindly answ me.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
PCOD has no relationship to pain during period. For that meet Gynaecologist for treatment. Depending on how is PCOD now you may need treatment for pregnancy.
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I Had five years gap after my first child. Now I am trying for second baby from four months but no results. Before I did not take any tablets also. Will there be any problem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I Had five years gap after my first child. Now I am trying for second baby from four months but no results. Before I ...
Hello, there should not be any problem if the first pregnancy was normal without any complications. Try few more months then revert with feedback.
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