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Dr. Meenakshi Gupta

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology

Gynaecologist, Bangalore

27 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
Dr. Meenakshi Gupta MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology Gynaecologist, Bangalore
27 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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Dr. Meenakshi Gupta is one of the best Gynaecologists in Kolar Road, Bangalore. He is currently practising at RMV Hospital in Kolar Road, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Meenakshi Gupta on

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MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology - . - 1990
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5 Common Myths about Homeopathy

Certification in ADHD in children and adolescents, Clinical Assessment and treatment of depression in primary care, BHMS
Homeopath, Amravati
5 Common Myths about Homeopathy

Homeopathy is an alternative system of medicine which is side-effect free and it aims to cure various ailments by uprooting their cause. It is a relatively gentle system of medicine and its effects start showing gradually with an immune response. Some of the most common myths associated with homeopathy are:

Myth 1: Homeopathic medicines are placebos

Placebos are usually tablets, pills or other such solid oral medications which do not contain an active drug inside them and are ineffective. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), homeopathy is the world's second largest system of medicine. These medicines are not at all useless and they are highly effective as well.

Myth 2: Slow to act and not usable in acute cases

Homeopathic medicines are usually taken in cases of chronic and long-lasting ailments such as arthritis. But there is no such rule that it cannot be taken for curing temporal or viral disorder such as common cold or fever. In fact, they work very well in case of ailments like these and sometimes even faster than allopathic medicine options.

Myth 3: All homeopathic medicines are the same

Due to their physical appearance, all homeopathic medicines might look the same, but in reality, their functionality is very different from each other. Homeopathic medicines usually come from 3000 plant and mineral sources. The most common forms in which homeopathic medicines are manufactured are small, white round pellets, white powder and transparent liquid forms.

Myth 4: Homeopathy is not helpful in surgical issues

Surgical conditions such as hemorrhoids, chronic ear discharge, fissures, and corns are apparently believed to be only treated by allopathic medicines. But this is not the truth. In fact, homeopathy is one of the most effective means of getting rid of your surgery related scars using common agents like calendula.

Myth 5: Homeopathy cannot be combined with allopathy

Normally speaking, allopathic medicines are generally suppressive and they reduce the symptoms occurrences whereas, the homeopathic system is more focused towards going deep to the root cause of the problem and eradicating the same. If taken together, these two systems of medicine will cause you no undesirable side effects and both can work well simultaneously.

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Celebrity Diet Secrets: Simple and Effective Fads

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Celebrity Diet Secrets: Simple and Effective Fads

It is common for most of us to wonder how some celebrities just don't seem to age, both in terms of looks and physique. It is not easy and requires in addition to a lot of hard work, loads of determination and self-constraints to achieve that. however, different bodies react differently to different food items and there is no one size that fits all. Though media claims and promotes various celebrity diet plans, but a word of caution. A detailed physical examination and discussion should be done with your dietician to identify what will work best for you.  Listed below are some things that has helped celebrities to lose weight. 

  1. Regular, well balanced meals: It is popular belief and advise that eating regular, small proportioned meals with the right mix of protein, carbs, and fats is the best way to lose weight.  Of course, there have to be supplements to this including a good workout regime, reduced alcohol, reduced refined sugars, etc., but most people believe starving to be skinny is not the healthy way to go. Another good rule to follow is the 80/20 rule that is enforce discipline and let 80% of your food be nutritious and 20% can be damaging (chocolate cake included!). Most would also set a daily intake target and keep a count of the calories that are ingested.
  2. Increased fiber: Be it greens or vegetables, fruits, or dry fruits, added fiber makes you feel full and reduces the amount of food ingested.  Atkins diet, which pumps your body with fiber for 3 consecutive days helps by flushing out a lot of toxins and is one of the most widely followed detox diet plans.
  3. Flush out with Lime Juice: Beginning your day with a glass of lime juice and warm water is supposed to flush out the toxins and reduce weight.  Adding ginger and mint is believed to make this work better.
  4. Replace red meat with chicken: While chicken is believed to increase the protein intake levels, reducing red meat is believed to help reduce weight.
  5. Do away with the dairy: A lot of dairy products, which forms the main source of proteins, especially for vegetarians is believed to add to the weight. If weight loss is your goal, then dairy should stay out of your food diary.

A lot of celebrities also use natural boosters and suppressants to reduce appetite.  Removing alkaline food items from your menu, gluten laden foods, alcohol, refined carbs, are followed as well. Weight loss supplements are another option, but should be used only under supervision and as a last resort. As mentioned, celebrity diet patterns should not be followed blindly. They are highly personalized and seek advice before adapting it. 

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Avoid over use of the chlorhexidine mouthwash.
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Foods to Include in Your Diet to Gain Muscle

B.Sc. Food & Nutrition, M.Sc. Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Foods to Include in Your Diet to Gain Muscle

The obsession over getting the perfect body has gotten into everyone's psyche. Thanks to well equipped gyms and easily available home kits, this obsession is no longer a dream. But the gym trainers and bodybuilders suggest that in order to build muscles, following a healthy diet is also necessary. A healthy diet helps to develop the central muscle mass and burns the extra fat in the body.

Here is a list of foods you should include in your diet which will help you to gain muscle:

  1. Eggs: Eggs are rich in proteins and help in overall development of the muscles, making it a must have inclusion in your dietary regime. Also, the good cholesterol found in the egg yolks helps to prevent atherosclerosis.
  2. Nuts: Nuts such as cashews, almonds or pistachios are a perfect blend of fats, fibres, and proteins. Every ounce of cashew or almonds contains 150-170 of top-class calories. Daily intake in a small amount will help you to get the calories without any significant weight gain.
  3. Lentils: Lentils are useful to develop the central mass of the body. A cup of ready-to-eat lentils has a protein content of 18 grams and an overall content of 40 grams of top grade carbohydrates. A diet consisting of green salad, lentils and brown rice is recommended by gym trainers for the development of body muscles.
  4. Spinach: Spinach contains rich amounts of the amino acid called 'glutamine', which helps in the development of the lean muscles. Besides, a daily intake of spinach might also help to build the overall muscle strength of the body.
  5. Apples: Apples contain certain polyphenols which help to build the muscles and prevent any form of tiredness in the muscles. Also, polyphenols are also useful in burning the extra fat which makes it an essential fruit to have before workouts. If you are not comfortable with apple, you might also try oranges as your pre-workout fruit, which perform more or less the same function as apples.

Note: Besides the above mentioned ones, you can also include oatmeal, yogurt, organic milk, fat free chicken and beans in your dietary routine for muscle development, along with regimented body building schedules.

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I took abortion pill on 13th june, 2016 and abortion occurred and the bleeding only last for 3-4 days. Then I had an accidental encounter with my partner and took 1 ipill and mid July, 2016 again the bleeding started and lasted for couple of weeks. Now I have not got any periods, I have checked pregnancy 4 times to make sure, result is negative, can you suggest something? Will the periods start? Or due to these long bleeding it's getting delayed? What to do now?

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
I took abortion pill on 13th june, 2016 and abortion occurred and the bleeding only last for 3-4 days. Then I had an ...
Unfortunately your periods have got messed up due to frequent intake of i-pills. I would advice you to avoid any further unprotected intercourse this month. If you do not have periods by the end of this month then repeat a pregnancy test.
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When and how does the size of the vaginal hole (in diameter) increases expect for having sex what are the others ways in which the diameter can get increased?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, There are vaginal dilators available medically which are used for vaginal dilatation if indicated.
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What is the feasible time to get pregnant after periods kindly suggest we trying from last three months.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Each woman has chance of pregnancy only on day of ovulation and that occurs about 14 days prior to next expected period meaning in one with regular 28 days cycle 14 days after period.
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Hi Hv one 6 year boy. I'm not planning kid. I had Ipil last month. Hv not got my periods yet. I chked pregnancy test. It's negative. Now what should I do.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hv one 6 year boy. I'm not planning kid. I had Ipil last month. Hv not got my periods yet. I chked pregnancy test....
i pill gives irregular periods, wait for ur periods as preg test is negative. but use a better contraception like copperT/ Multiload/ oral cyclical pills.
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What would you recommend for an effective PCOS (polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) diet to prevent the typical symptoms of Bacne, excessive hair, on body, weight and hormonal swings?

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General Physician, Mahabubnagar
What would you recommend for an effective PCOS (polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) diet to prevent the typical symptoms of ...
Hello If diet alone doesn't reduce these you can also take Insulin sensitizing agents to reduce metabolic syndrome Androgen blockers to reduce hirsute features Thank you.
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Hello doctor i'm 26 years female I have a more burning in my vaginal it's a main burning (urinal)

Homeopath, Surat
It may be due to urinary tract infection. Take cantharis q 15 drops in half cup of water. Feedback me after 7 days.
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Health Benefits of Sugarcane Juice (Ganne Ka Ras)

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
Health Benefits of Sugarcane Juice (Ganne Ka Ras)

Health Benefits of Sugarcane Juice (Ganne Ka Ras)

Sugarcane (Ganna), belongs to the grass family (Poaceae), is a most beneficial crop which is found in India in sufficient amount everywhere. It is available at a very cheap price for everyone so anyone can be part of its beneficial aspects. It depends on a person that how he like to have sugarcane. Sugarcane can be chewed using the teeth or drank its juice which is found by crushing the peeled sugarcane in the machine. Generally, its juice with lemon, mint, ginger and black salt flavor is liked by the people.

It was first originated in the New Guinea which was then distributed to all over the world. Commercially, it is grown in many countries including South Asia, Southeast Asia, Brazil, Latin America and etc. Sugarcane juice is one of the most widely drinking juice in India, generally in the Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

People generally buy the sugarcane juice from the street vendors. At some places, it is also found at the food courts. Sugarcane juice has the combinations of sugars like the glucose, sucrose, and fructose. Sugarcane juice is also famous by the name like oosacha ras or ganne ka ras in the Maharashtra.

Benefits of Sugarcane Juice/Ganne Ka Ras

Sugarcane juice has a variety of nutrients which aids in the better health. Here I am mentioning some of its beneficial aspects:

Remedy for Sore Throat - Sugarcane Juice is considered as the best home remedy for the person having a sore throat, flu or freezing.

Increases Muscle Power - Ganna ras provides natural glucose to the body necessary for maintaining the muscle power.
Rehydrates Body - It removes weakness from the body by rehydrating the body thus known as the instant body booster and used by the athletes.

Prevents from Protein Loss - It is useful for the person suffering from the fever and maintains the protein loss in the body.

Treats Jaundice - Sugarcane Juice is very helpful for the person suffering from jaundice and provides instant recovery from jaundice by maintaining the glucose level in the body.

Regulates Digestive System Functioning - It is a very good energy drink for the well being of the digestive system.

Treats Constipation - It also provides help in treating constipation due to its high potassium level.

Promotes Wound Healing - It has a type of sugar called as the sucrose which is a natural resource helps in wound healing as well as boosting the immune system.
Strengthens Major Body Organs - It assists to a great level in strengthening the major organs such as the eyes, stomach, heart, kidneys, mind, sex organs and etc if used regularly.

Prevents from Heart Diseases - It also prevents from the heart diseases and strokes as it decreases the bad body cholesterol level and triglycerides.

Contains All Essential Nutrients - Sugarcane juice has all the required vitamins and minerals having precious health benefits for the person suffering various diseases.


Treats various Diseases

Sugarcane juice helps in treating the dysuria (burning sensation while passing urine), prostatitis, kidney stones, STD (sexually transmitted disease), urinary tract infections and etc if taken with lime juice or coconut water.
Ganna ras also assists in other problems like high acidity, cystitis, enlarged prostate, gonorrhea, nephritis and etc.

Prevents from Cancer - Sugarcane juice is alkaline in nature thus helps in fighting from the various type of cancer like prostate and breast cancer.
Promotes Bone Growth - Sugarcane juice is helpful in the growth and development of the bones because of its calcium and phosphorous contents.

Prevents from Anemia - Ganna ras is very useful to the person suffering from the anemia as it has a good amount of the iron which enhances the Hb level in the body.

Rich Source of Antioxidants - Sugarcane juice has an antioxidant property because of its flavonoid and phenolic compounds availability which works as an anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-allergic, anti-tumor agents and prevents the body from various diseases accordingly.

Prevents from DNA Damage - Its antioxidants property protects us from the radiation-induced DNA damage as well as from the oxidative degradation of the cellular lipids or fats. It also fights with the free radicals and prevents aging.

Rich Source of Live Enzymes - Freshly prepared juice of the sugarcane has different live enzymes as well as nutrients which get absorbed by the body and nourishes the body.

Treats Kidney Disorders - Drinking fresh ganna ras in enough amount helps in treating kidney disorders and other urinary problems.

Benefits of Sugarcane Juice for Liver/in Jaundice

Sugarcane juice is very beneficial for the major organ of the body called liver as it helps in treating jaundice which is a liver function disorder. Jaundice causes yellow pigmentation of the skin and skin membranes because of the increased level of bile pigment called bilirubin. Bile pigment level increases due to poor liver functions or obstructed bile ducts. During jaundice, it has become very necessary to bring bilirubin level up to the normal as well as normalize the liver functioning which requires lots of medicine and home remedies.

To get fast recovery from jaundice and liver functioning disorders, sugarcane juice acts as the best home remedy for such ailments. Some of the benefits are mentioned below:

Strengthens Liver - It acts as a natural high energetic drink having refined sugar of low glycemic index which helps in strengthening the liver.
Treats Acidity - Ganne ka ras is alkaline in nature which helps in maintaining the acid-base balance and treating acidity.

Maintains Protein in Body - It fulfills the requirement of protein which was lost during the jaundice fever.

Provides Fast Recovery - Ganna ras provides faster recovery from jaundice if taken a glass of sugarcane juice 2-3 times a day.

Boosts Immune System - Ganna juice has lots of antioxidants which makes body immune system stronger to fight against liver infections as well as normalizes the bilirubin level.

Benefits of Sugarcane Juice for Weight Loss

Reduces Weight - As sugarcane juice reduces the bad cholesterol level in the body and has natural sugar thus helps in reducing the weight.
It's high soluble fibers content aids a lot in the weight management strategy.
Removes Body Toxins - Sugarcane juice cleanses our - body improves the metabolism and detoxifies our body by eliminating all the toxins from the body which aids a lot in the gradual weight loss process.

Benefits of Sugarcane Juice for Diabetes
Maintains Sugar Level - Ganne ka ras is a natural sweetener which does not require other sugar to make it sweet thus beneficial for the diabetic person which does not involve in the disturbing the sugar levels.
Has Low Glycemic Index - Sugarcane juice is very beneficial for the for diabetic patients as it has a very low glycemic index.
Benefits of Sugarcane Juice During Pregnancy

Increases Hb Level and Prevents Baby from Birth Defects

Because of its iron and folates contents, it is very beneficial for the pregnant women. It enhances the Hb level in the pregnant women as well as prevents the unborn baby from a variety of birth defects.
Benefits of Sugarcane Juice for Skin

Prevents from Ageing - Sugarcane juice has antioxidant property as it has flavonoids and phenolic compounds which make the skin healthy, shiny, soft, supple, fair as well as prevents from early aging and wrinkles.
Moisturizes the Skin - Ganna ras rehydrate and moisturize the body thus makes the skin soft and bright.

Nutritional Benefits of Sugarcane Juice per 1 oz (28.35 g)
(Source: USDA Nutrient database)
Protein: 0.20 g
Water: 0.19 g
Ash: 0.66 g
Fat: 0.09 g
Total Calories: 111. 43
Total Carbohydrates: 27.40 g
Sugar: 25.71 g
Riboflavin: 0.16 mg
Niacin: 0.20 mg
Pantothenic Acid: 0.09 mg
Iron: 0.57 mg
Magnesium: 2.49 mg
Calcium: 32.57 mg
Phosphorus: 0.01 mg
Potassium: 162.86 mg
Manganese: 0.09 mg
Copper: 0.09 mg

Disadvantages of Sugarcane Juice

As sugarcane juice has a lot of health benefits, it also has various health risks because of its unhygienic conditions it is prepared in. Sugarcane juice is considered as the best culture medium for the various microorganisms. That's why it is recommended that drink only fresh juice or the one kept in the freeze. Never drink already made juice or the juice kept outside the freeze.
The person may be infected with the Chagas disease if he drinks sugarcane juice from the roadside stalls. Drinking sugarcane juice from such places may also be contaminated with the feces of insect vector which may lead to the serious health hazards.
Mostly the engines used to crush the sugarcane are used a lot of oil to get moved easily. These oils have harmful effects on the health.
How much Sugarcane Juice should you Drink a Day

Having sugarcane juice on a daily basis depends on the individual need and health of the body. A person suffering from jaundice can take more than one glass a day of sugarcane juice (according to the doctor advice) but in the limit as it may cause some infections. However, one to two cup of sugarcane juice is enough for a normal and healthy person.

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Is it normal for one side of clitoris to be adhered and one side to have gap? I am 22 virgin.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, no this is an abnormality of clitoris where one sided adhesion persisted. This can be surgically corrected.
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Irregular periods ultrasound normal but high lh taking normoz since 5 months but still cycles are irregular.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Irregular periods ultrasound normal but high lh taking normoz since 5 months but still cycles are irregular.
Hello, You should be placed on low dose oc pills along with normal for next 3 months to regularise your cycles.
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Pulmonologist, Indore
TB is an important cause of infertility in India. You must get a thorough gynecological evaluation including USG abdomen, Hysterosalpingography, menstrual blood testing etc. Treatment is same as for pulmonary TB and highly effective.
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Hypnotherapy In Fear and Phobias

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Psychologist, Gurgaon
Hypnotherapy In Fear and Phobias

Jumping at the sight of a cockroach is normal, but some people won't even step into the room if they see one. Such people are said to suffer from a phobia of cockroaches. A phobia can be defined as the irrational fear of an object or situation, though it may not pose any real danger. A phobia often develops during childhood and gets aggravated as the person gets older.

Hypnotherapy has proven to be an effective form of treatment for phobias and fear. Hypnosis identifies the root cause or event that is the underlying cause of the phobia. A Hypnotherapist then attempts to change the person's reaction to the phobia trigger.

Some common phobias Hypnotherapists deal with are:

  • Fear of heights
  • Claustrophobia
  • Fear of insects and small animals
  • Fear of flying
  • Fear of technology

To do this a Hypnotherapist must ensure that the mind of the person is in a calm and relax state. This is because the root cause of a phobia is often a repressed memory. Thus, it can be accessed only when a person is in a state of heightened relaxation or trance. In this state, the mind is very receptive to suggestions. Once the memory has been addressed, it can be brought back to the conscious awareness. Addressing this conscious memory allows the therapist to make the patient feel less threatened by this trigger. The patient can then begin to form new thoughts and responses to the object or situation. This process is also known as Hypnotic regression.

A person normally needs 3-4 sessions of Hypnotherapy to be rid of a phobia. However, the number of sessions required varies from person to person and it may take additional sessions to cure a chronic phobia.

No. of sessions required depends on a number of factors such as:

  • How long the person has had the said phobia
  • His personality
  • How severely his life is affected by the phobia
  • How determined he is to free himself of the phobia

When you decide to work with a Hypnotherapist to get rid of your phobias, it is essential that you make the right choice in terms of the Hypnotherapist. You should ensure that you are being treated by a licensed professional Hypnotherapist. Also, make sure that you can trust the person and are comfortable in his or her presence. Take your time finding someone who you can open yourself up to and get started on conquering your fears.

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I am a woman of 33 years old. I missed my menstruation this month. Today its day 8 that I missed period. Today my BHCG report is saying that its only my question is should I wait one more week? Is there any chance of growing up of BHCG at that time? Or I should consult doctor to initiate period? Please reply asap.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
I am a woman of 33 years old. I missed my menstruation this month. Today its day 8 that I missed period. Today my BHC...
Yes wait for 1 more week and repeat it if you still do not have a period. Avoid any unprotected intercourse till then.
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If I want to get pregnant in the month of may and would follow doctors advice of having intercourse from day 11 to day 21 (alternative days) after periods and hav 5 mg folic acid. What are the chances that I can really get pregnant? I am really worried and want to get pregnant soon. And when can I check the pregnancy after the procedure advice by the doctor.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
If I want to get pregnant in the month of may and would follow doctors advice of having intercourse from day 11 to da...
Hello, the chances of conception in any cycle with natural intercourse remains between 30-40% only. The earliest you can check is after 8 days post missed periods with urine pregnancy test.
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How Poor Sleep Quality Affects Your Sex Life

MBBS, PGDUS, Fellowship In Aesthetic Medicine, Advance Course In Diabetes - USA, MD - Medicine
Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, Delhi
How Poor Sleep Quality Affects Your Sex Life

Everyone is aware of the fact that lack of sleep can lead to low levels of energy and fatigue. For people who have been suffering from a sleep deprivation, the cycle is never ending and they are forever in a state of low energy and do not perform their best. Added with all this sleep deprivation also leads the insomnia sufferers to perform well in bet. Thus poor sleep quality affects the sex life.

Often the effect of lack of sleep will have on a person's sex life is with the overall poor attitude that usually falls and the person remains exhausted all the time. People suffering from long standing fatigue are often irritable and quarrelsome and these personality traits just don't set the mood for a romantic evening. Women also suffer from low sex drive if exhausted, though for them it is more about being emotional. According to a study, by National Sleep Foundation, in 2010, around one in every four Americans have agreed that they are too tired to indulge in sexual activities with their partner. With added distractions from technology, like smartphones and e-readers, social media and e-mails just tend to keep people up for longer and later hours.

In men this is a little more scientific. This has been backed by research that there is a close relation in the quality of the sleep and the levels of testosterone in a man. This seems to be a circular pattern. While studies show a link that the hormone levels fall, there are studies that also show that a man with low levels of testosterone often wakes up more at night and has lower sleep efficiency. So the both are intertwined very closely and hard to say which comes first; but the obvious result is lowered male libido. 

Apart from this if you or your snore, it might also lead to insomnia, as snoring becomes noisy for your partner. This can lead your partner to be lethargic and exhausted as their sleep is not adequate. Since sexual activities involve physical exertion, feeling exhausted and irritable after a sleepless, noisy night can easily make sex the last thing on mind.

One can try the following to improve the quality of sleep:

  1. Maintain healthy weight ranges as excess weight can lead to sleep apnea in both men and women
  2. Abstain or reduce smoking as it just leads to obstructive sleep apnea
  3. Exercise regularly as it helps to check the weight and when combined with Continuous positive airway pressure therapy then it improves sleep apnea 
  4. If you are suffering from sleep apnea then must use Continuous positive airway pressure therapy every night.
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I am having sex with my girlfriend for 6 or 7 times and her age is 17 but after 7th time she has swelling in her abdomen I'll give her I pill when i am having sex with her please help me what can I do for swelling.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Swelling in her abdomen is likely to be because of fat deposition, which is occurring because one she is probably overweight and two hormonal changes bcos of too frequent ipill. If it is associated with urine complaints then it could be urine infection also. If you had sex with her long time back (5-6) then you should rule out pregnancy.
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Hi. I have been suffering from constipation and I'm 10 weeks pregnant. Food intake is very less, daily while waking up I'm having knee, leg and back pain.

Homeopath, Raebareli
Hi. I have been suffering from constipation and I'm 10 weeks pregnant. Food intake is very less, daily while waking u...
Please take fruits such as apple/guava/banana daily. Take potatoes unpeeled in cooked form. Also take mag phos 6x - 4 tablets twice daily for next 7 days for pain in knee/leg and back.
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