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Dr. L Hanumanthegowda


General Physician, Bangalore

37 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
Dr. L Hanumanthegowda MBBS General Physician, Bangalore
37 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
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Dr. L Hanumanthegowda is a trusted General Physician in Kempegowda Nagar, Bangalore. He has been a practicing General Physician for 37 years. He has completed MBBS . You can consult Dr. L Hanumanthegowda at Kamala Nursing Home in Kempegowda Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. L Hanumanthegowda and consult privately on has a number of highly qualified General Physicians in India. You will find General Physicians with more than 42 years of experience on You can find General Physicians online in Bangalore and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


MBBS - Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, - 1980
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I am a 37 yrs male with high estradiol (52pg/ml) and have been prescribed anastrozole 0.5 mg twice a week. Have erectile dysfunction. Have been on it for 1.5 week with no noticeable effect on my ed. How much time should I wait to get desired results.

Homeopath, Faridabad
I am a 37 yrs male with high estradiol (52pg/ml) and have been prescribed anastrozole 0.5 mg twice a week. Have erect...
Hi. Erectile dysfunction, often referred to as ED, is characterized by a persistent and recurring inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. Psychological (like stress and anxiety, poor communication with your partner, unrealistic sexual expectations, negative feelings about non performance, depression), physical and lifestyle (smoking, alcohol and sometimes illicit drugs and medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart or thyroid conditions, poor circulation, low testosterone) or neurologic disorders (such as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's disease) issues can all cause ED, as can trauma to nerves and arteries (for example, from prostate surgery). The incidence of erectile dysfunction increases with age, but young men can also experience it. So, will have to find out the exact cause in your case. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine - Schwabe's Damiaplant/ thrice daily for 4 weeks. Management: Regular exercising keeps you fit and healthy, so don't forget to do it. Practice pranayam regularly for half an hour preferably in a garden early in the morning. Not to do these exercises within 4 hours after meals. One can have meals not within 15 minutes after finishing these exercises. These exercises are good for gaining and maintaining good health.
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Sir when I travel to long distances automatically I vomit what is the best thing in stopping this vomiting process. I am really disappointed with myself.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sir when I travel to long distances automatically I vomit what is the best thing in stopping this vomiting process. I...
YOu have motion sickness and it is due due to the ear bones not moving in relation to journey You get motion sickness when one part of your balance-sensing system (your inner ear , eyes, and sensory nerves) senses that your body is moving, but the other parts don't. For example, if you are in the cabin of a moving ship, your inner ear may sense the motion of waves, but your eyes don't see any movement.
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I'm suffering from chronic ear itching, I have tried some antifungal ointments like candid-o but not so effective. It itches so often I get annoyed and scratch wait anything which I get. Kindly help.

General Physician, Delhi
Fungal infection is one reason for ear itching. It may also be because of dryness, excessive ear wax or some sort of bacterial infection. Use of lubricating ear dops can cure your dryness. Excessive ear wax can be removed by syringing. Go to a nearest ent specialist for a thorugh workup and treatement.
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Hello Dr. my age is 25. My skin is getting tanned due to exposure to sun. Please kindly tell me what to do.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Hello Dr. my age is 25. My skin is getting tanned due to exposure to sun. Please kindly tell me what to do.
Hello Sahil, use sunscreen lotion minimum of spf 30 daily before stepping out in the sun regardless of season.
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Hi I am 19year old. I have been practicing running for a month but I not have a tightness in my right leg. Tried variousremedies but none help its a severe cramp. Please help.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Take homeopathic lactic acid 200 1 dose whenever you feel such cramp. It will be relieved with 15-20 mins. Still if you have any query then please ask.
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I have allergy from dust. How can I prevent myself to overcome this situation so it cannot happen in future?

Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello. Take homoeopathic medicine - Pothos 200/ thrice a day for a month and after that report back to me.
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I am cigrate addicted and I want to quit it but I need a cigrate to go toilet, if I don't have it I don't feel my motion and its continues to 2 or 3 days. So please suggest me some treatment so that I can quit it. I took only 2 cigrate in a day its my problem.

General Physician, Chennai
I am cigrate addicted and I want to quit it but I need a cigrate to go toilet, if I don't have it I don't feel my mot...
Two cigarettes are fine but dont get habituated & big glass of warm water early in the morning for your constipation.
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I'm a 17, I started maturation when I was 14 and I'm still not able to end this though I have reduced it from 3-4 times a week to 1-2 times a week. What I have seen that my hairs have become thin and started falling, I do have dandruff problem too because of which I develop pimples on my face too. What should I do to get my good hairs back?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I'm a 17, I started maturation when I was 14 and I'm still not able to end this though I have reduced it from 3-4 tim...
In general, you lose about 50-100 strands of hair each day, but the loss is not visible as new hair grow in their place. However, if you lose more than a 100 strands in a day and more than 200 strands on the day you shampoo, you may be suffering from what is known as excessive hair fall. Certain factors or reasons may cause you to lose hair at an alarming rate, which are, 1. Thyroid problems Your thyroid is responsible for your body’s overall functioning. The hormones (primarily T4 and T3), which it produces help in regulating metabolic activities. Problems with your thyroid gland can cause your hormone levels to rise or fall to unhealthy levels, which can result in hair fall. You can improve the functioning of your thyroid gland through a diet rich in calcium, iodine, magnesium, protein and Vitamins A, B and C. 2. Scalp infections-Infections of the scalp can also be one of the factors that may cause your hair to fall at an alarming rate. Of the different scalp infections, the ringworm scalp infection is the most common. Although this fungal infection can occur in any part of your body, when it develops on your scalp, you end up losing clumps of hair. Alongside the use of anti-fungal medications, even anti-fungal shampoos and creams can provide you with respite from the problem. 3. Poor diet, Gorging on unhealthy foods or going on a crash diet can result in the lack of essential nutrients in your body, which are required to maintain healthy hair. Furthermore, since hair is made of protein, having a balanced diet consisting of proteins and vitamin- rich foods is a must. 4. Stress gives rise to certain conditions such as alopecia areata, telogen effluvium (hair loss caused post-pregnancy or surgery) and trichotillomania (an impulsive need to pull your hair out), which can cause you to lose significant amount of hair. To avert a hair loss crisis caused by stress, make it a point to do some simple stress-reducing exercises, such as meditation or breathing exercises. 5. Using hair styling products like hair colours and straighteners can cause you to experience hair fall problems. Your hair not only becomes dull and dry due to their use, but also becomes weak and brittle, leading to a gradual loss of hair. Regular oiling and use of homemade hair masks are some of the ways you can try to counter the negative effects of these hair styling products. 6. The drugs that are used in the treatment of cancer not only destroy the fast-growing cancer cells, but also the healthy blood cells in your body. For this reason, consuming foods that possess cancer-fighting properties (like oatmeal, tomato, almonds, garlic etc) is a sure-shot way of fighting the disease as well as averting any side-effects that may arise because of the treatment. 7. Alopecia areata. Lastly, hair fall can also be caused by alopecia areata, which is a kind of hair loss that takes place when your body’s immune system erroneously attacks your hair follicles, and prevents growth of new hair. 8. Genetics. The origin of your severe hair fall or baldness can be traced back to your ancestors. So, your genes can be a factor behind your hair fall problem. If this is the cause, your body then becomes unable to produce new hair. Apart from the changes that you can make in your lifestyle to address the causes of your hair fall, there are also techniques out there that you can employ to permanently treat your problem, such as platelet rich plasma, mesotherapy, stem cell therapy, ozone activated platelet rich plasma & hair transplant. In order to have healthy volume of hair on your head, the rate of hair loss and replacement should be in tandem. With age, your hair growth cycle shows signs of slowing down and factors like age, disease, and hormonal changes among others affect the pace at which an individual hair follicle moves through the 3 phases of the hair cycle. A disruption in your hair cycle can give rise to loss of hair that’s rapid and unexpected. Hair loss or alopecia can affect both men and women. So what can cause your hair to fall at an alarming rate? The reasons behind hair loss could be many, but here are 6 major ones: 1. Lack of protein in your diet When you exclude protein from your diet, your body starts to conserve the protein that it has by altering the growth cycle of your hair. In such cases, your hair enters into the resting stage, resulting in zero hair growth. In India, 9 out of 10 people are said to suffer from low amounts of protein in their diet, with 91% vegetarians reporting protein deficiency. 2. Iron deficiency Iron plays a very important role in the transportation of oxygen to the different organs of the body. Lack of iron in your diet (which is the principle reason behind anaemia) can give rise to several health problems including hair loss. Your body attempts to direct oxygen to important organs so as to support their functioning. As a result, your scalp witnesses a low supply of oxygen, which causes hair loss. 3. Vitamin D-3 deficiency Deficiency of vitamin D-3 gives rise to a type of hair loss called Telogen Effluvium (TE). This is a temporary hair thinning phenomenon that takes place when the all the hair on your scalp enter the resting phase at the same time, subsequently causing you to shed a large amount of hair later on. 4. Smoking Smoking can also affect the health of your hair, especially the rate at which it falls and the number of strands lost in a day. A research carried out by the Harvard School of Public Health has revealed that smoking can cause a rise in a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). An increase in DHT level prevents new hair cells from growing and causes hair follicles to reduce in size with each hair cycle. As a result, the area on your scalp that gets affected by DHT experiences a lack of hair growth. 5. Use of testosterone supplements in gym Intake of testosterone in the form of supplements and injections to build muscle mass can trigger hair loss in men. This takes place when the testosterone in these supplements gets changed into DHT, thereby affecting your hair loss rate and amount. 6. Past illnesses (dengue, TB and typhoid) Falling of hair can also be brought on by illnesses such as typhoid, TB and dengue as the hair growth cycle comes to a stop. Hormonal or metabolic stress that is experienced during the course of such diseases may cause hairfall. What are the treatments available to cure hair loss? 1. Hair transplant Hair transplant is a minimally invasive surgical technique that transfers hair follicles taken from other parts of your body to the balding area. Known by the name of Follicular Unit Transplantation, this hair loss treatment can help to bring back the natural appearance of a fuller head of hair. Hair follicles are harvested using two procedures- follicular unit extraction and strip harvesting. Procedure can vary from 4-8 hours or more depending on the case. 2. Platelet- Rich Plasma (PRP) Platelet- Rich Plasma (PRP) is another treatment alternative that can reverse hair loss. It’s a simple non-surgical procedure that lasts about 60-90 minutes. In this form of hair treatment, the patient’s own blood cells, more specifically blood platelets are injected into the scalp. Usually 8 sittings are required with each sitting being 2 weeks apart for better results. 3. Low Level Laser (Light) Therapy (LLLT) This form of hair therapy utilises light energy of a specific wavelength and threshold to stimulate cellular activity, thereby promoting hair growth. Various controlled clinical tests have revealed its effectiveness in encouraging hair growth in both the genders.
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Hernia: Do You Need The Surgical Treatment?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Mas, Diploma In Minimal Access Surgery, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, FRS, FICS, F.I.A.G.E.S, FAMASI
Bariatrician, Chennai
Hernia: Do You Need The Surgical Treatment?

A hernia occurs when an organ or fatty tissue pushes through a weak opening in the muscle that holds it in place. Hernias are common in the abdomen, but can also develop in the upper thigh, belly button and the genitals. The common types of hernia are the ones that occur in the groin viz (inguinal, femoral, obturator) around the belly button (umbilical), incisional (after a previous surgery) and hiatal (causes acid reflux) and are caused by muscle weakness. This weakness or increase in pressure in the abdomen can be triggered by lifting heavy objects without stabilizing abdominal muscles, diarrhea or constipation and chronic coughing (smokers and asthmatics) or straining to pass urine.

How can you treat hernia?

As hernia is a mechanical defect in the abdominal wall, the only definitive treatment is surgical repair of the defect. The type of surgery required depends on the size of the hernia and the severity of its symptoms. The defect may be repaired with stitches but the best option with least recurrence is to use  a mesh. The Hernias that are small and don't cause discomfort can be observed and managed conservatively with regular follow up with the surgeon. All hernias have the risk of intestines getting trapped and strangulation.

Lifestyle changes

Avoiding heavy meals, not bending over immediately after a meal and managing your body weight can reduce  the incidence of hernias. Also, you should avoid foods causing heartburn and quit smoking. If these dietary changes do not relieve your discomfort, you may need surgery to treat hernia.

Prescription medication given by your doctor that reduces stomach acid can relieve your soreness and improve the symptoms.

So when do you need surgery?

If your hernia is gradually growing in size, looks unsightly and is causing pain,  you should seek help and the doctor may advice you to effectively treat it through surgery. But with a hernia, there is always a risk of bowel obstruction and strangulation which may need an emergency operation.

A hernia can be repaired using two different surgical methods - open surgery or laparoscopic surgery.

In case of an open surgery, an incision is made in the skin near the bulging area. It requires a longer recovery process.
Laparoscopic surgery uses a camera and miniaturized surgical equipment to repair the hernia by making two to four small incisions in the abdomen. This method is less damaging to the surrounding tissue and has a much shorter recovery time.

Almost all of the hernias can be treated Laparoscopically, but as many surgeons are not well trained in Lapsroscopic hernia repair they do not recommend the procedure. So it's imperative you seek out a good minimally invasive surgical specialist.

Is there an alternative to surgery?

There is no other treatment apart from surgery for a hernia (imagine you have a hole in a cloth, the only way to repair it is with a thread (darning) or a patch).

Exercising regularly, losing weight or taking medications will not eliminate a hernia. Some patients feel that wearing a hernia belt will help ease the discomfort, but it will not help your hernia go away. It will only provide temporary relief. Only surgery provides a permanent and effective solution. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.

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Six month ago, I had tonsil I consulted to a allopathic doctor, one of his suggestion is to gargle hot water with salt. And homeopathic doctor told me specifically not to use hot water as it increases tonsil. Now again I am suffering from tonsil. And I am in dilemma what to do. Please suggest.

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Hi lybrate-user. There is a scientific reason behind using warm saline gargles. There is no doubt behind beneficial effect of this. You can definitely use.
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I have cough and cold with fever. I meet a local doctor and he advice me with medicine with regular 5 days to take it. I do it properly but today is seventh day but I have same problem except fever. What can I do. Can I meet another doctor?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have cough and cold with fever. I meet a local doctor and he advice me with medicine with regular 5 days to take it...
Now a days are of viral infection be careful. Cold,Sneezing, sore throat, a stuffy nose, coughing -fever,bodyache,headache,occured in viral infection. What can you do for your cold or cough symptoms? besides drinking plenty of fluids and getting plenty of rest, you may want to take medicines. There are lots of different cold and cough medicines, and they do different things. Nasal decongestants - unclog a stuffy nose...i.e ................ nasal dop/spray.....nasivion Cough suppressants - quiet a cough...................................... syp. Brozedax Expectorants - loosen mucus so you can cough it up.............syp...zeet expectorant Antihistamines - stop runny noses and Pain relievers - ease fever, headaches, and minor aches and plus . Here are some other things to keep in mind about cold and cough medicines. Read labels, because many cold and cough medicines contain the same active ingredients. Taking too much of certain pain relievers can lead to serious injury. Do not give cough medicines to children under four, and don't give aspirin to children. Not helpful uses of antibiotics should be also go for tests cbc,
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Actually I am suffering from headaches last few month. So can you suggest me some healthy advice.

Ayurveda, Bangalore
Actually I am suffering from headaches last few month.
So can you suggest me some healthy advice.
Hi, take tab. Shirashooladi vajra ras 1-1-1 with ginger juice. Apply ginger paste on the forehead. Instill cephagraine nasal drops 2 drops to each nostril 3 time a day. You can undergo panchakarma treatment like nasya or shirodhara after checking with an ayurvedic doctor.
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I am 23 years old. My height is 5.2' and weight 60 kg. I always get circular red rashes in my arm and it stays for months. Its itchy sometimes. I have ignored them before cause I thought it is caused because of sun. But now I have got 3-4 for them. And I want to know its cause and how to treat it. And this happens with me often, is it because I lack some vitamin or something. I use almond and honey moisturizer in hands and wash them with amway persona soap. I have dry skin, which no matter how much moisturizer I use It gets dry. Suggest me proper methods to get rid of these red rashes And please let me know if I have to change my soap or moisturizer or is there any ointment which can help in getting rid of these things or anything I should include in my diet. Thank you.

MBBS, MD (PSM), M.F.Hom (London)
Homeopath, Nagpur
lybrate-user It seems from your symptoms that you are skin allergy problem and dryness of skin. Homeopathy can solve your problem both itching, urticaria and dryness of skin.In homeopathy we consider the constitutional problem. In drness of skin in winter and summer e.g in winter season there is cold air outside and hot air inside. These causes skin to loose moiture, skin may crack and peel. The causes for dry skin are using harsh soap,, detergent, sun burn, and Vit A deficiency and vit D deficiency. Proper homeopathy remedy can change or restore homestatic mechanism there by your both problem will be solved from inside. Local application of moituiriser you said is not that useful. But homeopathy required detaled history. If you are interested you can consult me online through Lybrate.
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My throah is paining since last 1 week before that i was suffering from fever for 2 days.Please do help

ENT Specialist, Delhi
Likely to be a throat infection. Just gargle with warm saline. In case fever does not settle, show to ENT specialist.
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How Helpful Is Homeopathy In Erectile Dysfunction?

BHMS, Masters in Homeopathic Remedies, Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
How Helpful Is Homeopathy In Erectile Dysfunction?

A thing such as erectile dysfunction can really kill a man’s self-confidence and easily cause further damage by ruining his relationship with his partner. So, is it not important to get treated for this in a really effective way? Well, the good news is that homeopathy has an answer to the problem.

The issue of erectile dysfunction is quite prevalent, as about 20% of men are affected by it. Many remain embarrassed and as a result, shy away from going for any kind of treatment. Homeopathic medication seeks to improve a person’s health in a comprehensive manner and this is no different in the case of erectile dysfunction.

The reason why a man has erectile dysfunction may be due to a variety of factors, so depending on what kind of lifestyle the patient is leading or what type of person the patient is, homeopathy provides a remedy accordingly. For example, for a man who has been under stress, but is a go-getter and has been living the high life in terms of a lot of alcohol consumption, along with tobacco and the like, Nux Vomica is the medicine which should be taken.

On the other hand, if age has not been kind to a man and has caused him to become impotent, then the best medicine from the vast field of homeopathy happens to be Lycopodium. After treatment with this medicine, perhaps the man himself will believe that he is getting better with age!

In quite a few cases, impotence is caused by a bout of depression or a lack of self-worth affecting the person. In such a case, the best thing that the homeopathic doctor can do for his or her patient is to provide him with Kali Brom, which is sure to do the patient a whole lot of good and allow him to enjoy life in a more comprehensive manner!

Too much of a good thing is a bad thing and this is very true in the case of tobacco, which destroys the body on many levels. Caladium is great to use for erectile dysfunction due to tobacco use.

While homeopathy does have the ability to radically change the quality of life of a person, in the case of impotence, it is important that the patient stays away from consuming alcohol and tobacco over the course of treatment and makes a strong effort to lead a healthier life. After all, high blood pressure and diabetes are known to be some of the major causes of impotence.

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I am 60. I suffer from certain heart ailments including the high blood pressure. For the last two months. I am gripped with anxiety and wrong thoughts keep disturbing me. Also if myself loosing trust on me. Does Ayurvedia provides effective medication.

General Physician, Mumbai
I am 60. I suffer from certain heart ailments including the high blood pressure. For the last two months. I am grippe...
Apart from taking symptomatic treatment I will suggest you to take tablet folvite twice a day for two weeks and revert back with your findings
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Sir, I m suffering from cough from. Last two months. I consult doctors many time they says nothing serious, but after every consecutive weeks I got suffered cough. Even when I wakeup in morning I face this problem. please help me out.

Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma Yoga
Ayurveda, Jaipur
Home remedy for Dry Cough: 5 basil leaves, 4 black pepper, 4 munakka, 5 gms liquorice (mulethi), 3 gms banafsha - boil these in 200 ml of water till it becomes 100 ml. Filter it. Add 2-3 patasha in it and drink lukewarm for 3-4 nights...sleep well covered. Dry cough will be relieved. Also continue to chew Mulethi. you can also have Steam with vicks although some herbal medicines might also help you but after proper history taking. For that u may consult me privately over Lyberate. Please update with ur valuable feedback..
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I have migraine problem since 3 years. How can I get rid of it? Please reply soon. Waiting for your reply.

DNB Neurology JHRC, MD Med, MBBS
Neurologist, Mumbai
Plenty of oral fluids, meals at right time, adequate sleep, avoid late nights. Dark glasses with uv protection when going out in bright sunlight. Exercise 45 min a day. If doesn't work see local neurologist.
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I have an uncircumcised foreskin and it goes back fully during intercourse. But then I need to pull it forward with my hand after sex and it takes some time. Is this normal? What suggestions would you give?

General Physician, Chennai
I have an uncircumcised foreskin and it goes back fully during intercourse. But then I need to pull it forward with m...
The penis has increased blood ciculaton during sesx and it has to come back to its normal state then you will able to pull it forward its normal.
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