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Dr. Meenakshi Kanthraju

Gynaecologist, Bangalore

300 at clinic
Dr. Meenakshi Kanthraju Gynaecologist, Bangalore
300 at clinic
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Thinking About Dieting? Take This Test Before Starting.

B.Sc. Food & Nutrition, M.Sc. Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Thinking About Dieting? Take This Test Before Starting.

Goals and attitudes:

Compared with previous attempts, how motivated to lose weight are you this time? score 1 for not at all, 2 slightly, 3 somewhat, 4 quite, 5 extremely 

How certain are you that you will stay committed to a weight loss program for the time it will take to reach your goal?
score 1 for cannot, 2 can somewhat, 3 uncertain, 4 can tolerate well, 5 can easily

Consider all outside stress in your life (work, family obligations, etc.) to what extent can you tolerate the effort required to stick to a diet?
score 1 for very unrealistic, 2 somewhat unrealistic, 3 moderately unrealistic, 4 somewhat realistic, 5 very realistic

Think honestly about how much weight you hope to lose and how quickly you hope to lose it. Figuring a weight loss of. 5kg to 1 kg per week, how realistic is your expectation?
score 1 for always, 2 frequently, 3 occasionally, 4 rarely, 5 never.

While dieting, do you fantasize about eating a lot of your favorite foods?
score 1 for not at all, 2 slightly, 3 somewhat, 4 quite, 5 extremely

While dieting, do you feel deprived, angry, or upset?
score 1 for not at all, 2 slightly, 3 somewhat, 4 quite, 5 extremely


Scored 6 to 16 - not a good time to diet; inadequate motivation and commitment and unrealistic goals can get in your way

Scored 17 to 23 - think about ways to boost your diet readiness before you begin

Scored 24 to 30 - bingo, your path is clear.


Hunger cues:
When food is mentioned, do you want to eat even if not hungry? score 1 never, 2 rarely, 3 occasionally, 4 frequently, 5 always.

Do you have trouble controlling your eating when your favorite foods are around the house? score 1 always, 2 frequently, 3 occasionally, 4 rarely, 5 never.

How often do you eat because of physical hunger?
score 1 never, 2 rarely, 3 occasionally, 4 frequently, 5 always.

Scored 3 to 6 - try to control the attitudes that occasionally make you overeat

Scored 7 to 9 - dieting will be easier if you try to resist external cues and eat only when you are physically hungry.


Control overeating:
Score 1 if you would eat much less, 2 if you would eat somewhat less, 3 if it would make no difference, 4 if you would eat somewhat more, and 5 if you would eat much more:

Although you planned to skip lunch, you are talked into going out to eat.
You go off your diet by eating a fattening, forbidden food.
After faithfully following your diet you decide to test yourself by eating a %u201ctreat.%u201d

Scored 3 to 7 - you recover rapidly from mistakes, but should get professional help if you often alternate between strict dieting and eating out of control
Score 8 to 11 - you have a flexible, balanced program that is not disrupted by unplanned eating
Score 12 to 15 - your reaction to problem-causing eating events can be improved.


Binging and purging:
Have you ever eaten lots of food rapidly and felt the eating was excessive and out of control?
score 2 for yes, 0 for no.

If yes, how often over the past year?
score 1 for less than once a month, 2 about once a month, 3 a few times a month, 4 about once a week, 5 about 3 times a week, 6 daily:

Have you ever purged to control your weight by using laxatives, diuretics, or induced vomitingscore 5 for yes, 0 for no.
If yes, how often during the past year? score 1 for less than once a month, 2 about once a month, 3 a few times a month, 4 about once a week, 5 about 3 times a week, 6 daily:

Scored 0 to 1 - binge eating and purging are not your problem
Scored 2 to 11 - get professional help if these eating patterns arise more often
Scored 12 to 19 %u2013 your potentially serious eating problem needs immediate professional attention.


Emotional eating:
For each of the next three questions, score 1 never, 2 rarely, 3 occasionally, 4 frequently, 5 always.

Do you overeat when you feel anxious, depressed, angry or lonely?
Do you celebrate feeling good by overeating?
When things don%u2019t go well with others or on your job, do you eat more than you would like?


Scored 3 to 8 - you don%u2019t seem to let emotions affect your eating
Scored 9 to 11 - monitor your occasional tendency to eat in response to emotional highs and lows and find alternative activities
Scored 12 to 15 - you need to find other ways than eating express your feelings.


Exercise:
How often do you exercise?
score 1 for never, 2 rarely, 3 occasionally, 4 somewhat, 5 frequently.

How confident are you that you can exercise regularly?
score 1 for not at all, 2 slightly, 3 somewhat, 4 highly, 5 completely.

Do you have a negative or positive picture about exercise in your mind?
score 1 for completely negative, 2 somewhat negative, 3 neutral, 4 somewhat positive, 5 completely positive.

How sure are you that you can work regular exercise into your daily schedule?
score 1 for not at all, 2 slightly, 3 somewhat, 4 quite, 5 extremely.

Scored 4 to 10 - change attitudes that are blocking your way to regular exercise
Scored 11 to 16 - to feel more positive about exercise, think of ways that are fun and fit your lifestyle
Scored 17 to 20 - your path is clear to a more active life.


In case of any diet/nutrition related query or to book an appointment with dt. Silky mahajan please send us a mail at info@foodsandnutrition. In or call on 080 6741 7780 (dial extension: 778).

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I am a Virgin lady and had anal sex 14 days ago. I and my partner don't want any child now. Since we didn't use any protection, whenever he sense of sperms coming he use to threw them out. Now I didn't get my periods yet and am 7 days late. I don't want to get pregnant so please give me advice and recommend any medicine if necessary.

MBBS
General Physician, Noida
I am a Virgin lady and had anal sex 14 days ago. I and my partner don't want any child now. Since we didn't use any p...
For delay in your periods there may be some other reason or sometimes in the past you may be having delayed periods ,you will have your menses any time.
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Need to know the healthy diet during pregnancy .started 2nd week after she miss her periods. Also what not to eat during this stage.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Haldwani
Need to know the healthy diet during pregnancy .started 2nd week after she miss her periods. Also what not to eat dur...
Hello- There are few general pregnancy diet rules that mothers can follow. Throughout the day the mommy-to-be should eat every now and then, preferably 5 times a day - three regular meals and two small meals or snacks during the day. Consuming products prepared from whole grain like chappatis, breads, pasta and noodles. Just as a lay person it is important to consume five servings of fresh fruits and vegetables. One should continue this habit even after pregnancy. Cut out high calorie food and fatty foods too. This would include consuming low calorie dairy products and lean non veg ingredients. It is advisable to reduce the intake of sugary food products. Increase in blood sugar levels could increase your chances of gestational diabetes. Healthy eating during pregnancy means avoiding these food ingredients and products: - Alcohol - One of the reasons is that, even moderate drinking in pregnancy may affect child's IQ. - Avoid calorie rich food, food cooked in oil, poultry with fat on it. - Avoid drinking preserved or packaged juices, it contains additional sugar and preservatives. - Lastly, remember your diet has to be well balanced.
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Do you know eating a piece of cheese after food can be useful ?

BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
Do you know eating a piece of cheese after food can be useful ?
Eating a piece of cheese after a meal helps in pulling away some of the plaque and leftover tiny food particles from meals. And since it contains calcium, it adds to the health of teeth and bones as well.
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We r tried month after month to having a baby. But failed evry time. Now my wife and me get very negative to having a baby. What should I do. To having a baby?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
We r tried month after month to  having a baby. But failed evry time. Now my wife and me get very negative to having ...
You should cosily infertility specialist. she only can advice the proper treatment self treatment is frustrating
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Hi sir/madam i am 19 years old, I have pcod I consulted local. He prescribed me aldactone, glycomet and novelon tablets. I used the first two tablets for 5 days I had side effects like stomachpain, headache, motions and bodypains. What may be the problem sir. Please help me what to do whether to ontinue these tablets or not. My sugar levels are perfect.

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
You can stop those tablets and switch to ayurvedic tablets as your sugar levels are normal, you will recover soon. Regards dr. Omkar balkrishna shahapurkar
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I am 32 years old, unmarried. What are the chances for pregnancy after 2 years? After intercourse can I wait for 2 years at least for pregnancy? Please explain me this?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I am 32 years old, unmarried. What are the chances for pregnancy after 2 years?
After intercourse can I wait for 2 ye...
Hello, If your cycles are regular then you can get pregnant. Delaying pregnancy hence can increase chances of aneuploidies.
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hello I m pregnant of one month nd 10 days. I have sore brest nd have vomit onlynone day. Pls tell me is every thing ok or not.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
hello I m pregnant of one month nd 10 days. I have sore brest nd have vomit onlynone day.
Pls tell me is every thing ...
breast soreness is common, wear a soft, one size larger, firm support bra. Anti vomiting safe tablets are available. Avoid tea coffee, fried spicy food
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Sir, sex karne ke safe day's kis date ko hote h because female pregnant na ho but female ke period ke safe days kaunsa se hote h.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
Very good question and one should follow it. It will be calculated on the basis of duration and gap in menstrual cycle. Pl. Send info for correct calculation.
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On 8th of april my husband heavily kicked me in my stomach and I felt down. But on 11th april I diagnosed I am pregnant. How is that possible?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
On 8th of april my husband heavily kicked me in my stomach and I felt down. But on 11th april I diagnosed I am pregna...
Yes it is possible. Pregnancy and kicking on stomach are 2 different entities. You were suffering from pcod and you got cured by hormones and that has enhanced your chances of getting pregnant. But your husband will be hopefully more kind now that there us a good news.
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Laser Skin Tightening - How Is It Beneficial?

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Rewari
Laser Skin Tightening - How Is It Beneficial?

Ageing is often the harshest foe to the skin. The years will take its toll on the skin’s tightness, resulting in loose saggy skin. However, there are many techniques which allow for the rejuvenation and tightening of the skin and help you get your youthful look back. Most of these are usually non-invasive or minimally-invasive and include creams, peels, dermabrasion and other such forms of treatment. One such method which has become quite popular is laser skin tightening.

What is Laser Skin Lightening?

As is evident from the name, this method uses a laser or an infrared light source of a specific wavelength to heat up the treated area. This method of treatment specifically heats up the collagen present under the skin and stimulates it to cause tightening. This treatment also encourages the growth of new collagen under the skin.

Benefits of Laser Skin Tightening:

Some of the benefits of laser skin tightening are mentioned below –

  1. It works deep beneath the skin– While most other treatments make you look younger by treating the superficial layers of skin, laser skin tightening works by stimulating the collagen under the skin and thus works from way deeper, making it a more effective treatment. It can easily correct all forms of lines on your neck, forehead, eyes, wrinkles and blemishes.

  2. Minimally invasive– There is no involvement of surgical tools and thus no incisions, stitches or even injections are used. Although the skin is heated up from beneath the surface with the help of a laser, it is still a minimally invasive procedure.

  3. Less painful– Although the lower layers of the skin are heated up, the laser mechanism allows for the top-most layer of the skin to remain cool, thus lessening the pain and discomfort faced during the procedure.

  4. Minimal downtime– Laser skin tightening is a minimally invasive process and is usually done on an outpatient basis. The total downtime is quite minimal and you can resume daily activities quite quickly after the procedure.

  5. Lasts for longer– As the new collagen develops under your skin, the effects start to show in full swing in about a couple of months. You may at best need a follow up treatment to ensure that the best results are achieved. However, once the treatment is completed and the skin tightens, the effects do stay for quite a while.
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Urine: Best Sanitiser for Genitals and Infection Free says Dr Vaibhav Lunkad

MBBS, DIiploma in Yoga and Ayurveda, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), PGDPC
Sexologist, Pune
Urine: Best Sanitiser for Genitals and Infection Free says Dr Vaibhav Lunkad

Urine is the best cleaner and sanitiser for penis or vagina smell, dirt and germs and can also prevent cancer occurring due to recurrent infections says pune Dr. Vaibhav lunkad

Of the three fourth population of any developing country like india which don't have privacy for sleeping or bathing or even changing clothes, Dr. Vaibhav lunkad of pune, india dares that urine is the best cleaner and sanitiser for penis smell, dirt and germs and can also prevent cancer occurring due to recurrent infections. While seeing 300 patients daily of lower socioeconomic strata with no privacy of sleeping or bathing, I tried convincing them to do so and I was surprised to see very less fevers due to recurrent urine or genital infections. This was a retrospective study in approximately 100 people. Not only their sexual or married life improved but the itching of penis in public was the worst embarrassing situation in everyday life and it completely vanished. Though I have done this as a subjective study without involvement of any tests as a health education initiative, it was just great and esp herpetic etc viral and candidial etc fungal as well as bacterial infection spread also declined. And the happiest were the aged and diabetic who could not afford to have any more medicines like antifungals, antibiotics, antivirals, urine alkalinisers etc costing 500 rs a month again and again.

I know the topic looks stupid and dirty on the face but for those who suffer, I am happy that the solution is self-urine relief encouraged (sure. Not only the acidic ph of urine kills almost all organisms and it also dissolves the thick scales of smegma accumulating in many male patients. The smegma in males has awful smell, and causes itching, burning, dryness, sometimes divorces and infections too. The fungal infections can't survive in a urine wash as per our experience. Recurrence, the biggest problem of all genital infections comes significantly down and that encourages the patient to follow this natural free local application daily at least twice or thrice a day.

Thus let's remember that nature gives everything with a self healing purpose too only if we had the eyes and mind to realise it and use it. Of course I know that if marketed in bottle with all fabricated data it will sell like hot cake but honesty and integrity still prevails in this dying noble profession.

Urine is the best natural cleaner and sanitiser for penis or vagina smell, dirt and germs and can also prevent cancer occurring due to recurrent infections says pune Dr. Vaibhav lunkad

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I am pregnant my last lmp is sep 4 th now I am getting white spotting like a water getting more wet wat to do and I am carrying twins.

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I am pregnant my last lmp is sep 4 th now I am getting white spotting like a water getting more wet wat to do and I a...
Hello, It is difficult to determine the cause without evaluation you in person so follow up with obstetrician for further evaluation.
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What are the uterine fibroids?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
Fibroids are the most common benign tumors in females and typically found during the middle and later reproductive years. While most fibroids are asymptomatic, they can grow and cause heavy and painful menstruation, urinary frequency and urgency. Some fibroids may interfere with pregnancy although this appears to be uncommon
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3 Dietician Recommended Diwali Sweets You Can Gorge On Guilt-Free

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Indore
3 Dietician Recommended Diwali Sweets You Can Gorge On Guilt-Free
3 Delicious Diwali Sweets You Can Gorge On Guilt-Free

It’s that time of the year again! So, Diwali comes knocking on your door every year bringing with it deliciously sinful desserts and sweetmeats. Yes, it’s the holiday season, and it surely is the time to indulge and let loose a little bit. But that doesn’t mean you allow the extra inches to add on to your waistline. This Diwali, you can enjoy 3 lip-smacking festive sweets without going on a guilt trip.

1. Oats and Nuts Laddoo:
So why not give a healthy spin to Diwali celebrations this year? Choose oats and nuts laddoo over the traditional motichoor ghee ke laddoo. These laddoos are enriched with oats, figs, almonds, walnuts, pistachios and flaxseeds. Oats are good for the diabetic; walnuts for the skin; almonds for the brain; pistachios for the heart; and flaxseed prevents cancer. So go ahead and indulge in this nutritious delight.

2. Corn Kheer:
As unusual as it sounds, it’s actually healthier than your regular rice or seviyan soaked in sugary fattening milk. Corn kheer is cooked in low fat milk with a healthy dose of dry fruits, cinnamon and saffron. Corn is a natural antioxidant and a great source of fibre. Plus, studies show that it can reduce the risk of haemorrhoids and colorectal cancer, and even protects your heart. Great for diabetics and the health conscious, it lowers LDL cholesterol and hypertension. Milk as you know is a rich source of calcium and vitamin D, which are good for your bones. Add saffron for purifying your blood and cinnamon for a healthy stomach, and you have a wholesome sweet that you can enjoy guilt-free.

3. Badaam Ki Barfi:
Probably the best way to feast on a festive traditional delight without feeling that you’re cheating on your daily health code. Badaam ki barfi is Diwali dessert at its best, and surprisingly it is healthier than the lot of sweets out there too! Almonds, which are fortified with generous amounts of copper, vitamin E, magnesium and protein, are particularly good for your brain and your heart. They help in preventing cardiovascular disease and are great for healthy cognitive functioning. Besides who doesn’t need a little dose of sugar now and then to maintain a healthy calorie count?

This Diwali, enjoy to the fullest in a healthier way without the burden of guilt of self-indulgence hanging on your head.

If you would like to consult with me privately, please click on 'Consult'.
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My wife is pregnant 3 months now she is having problem with body hotness what I do and having fever blood group A + same me and wife blood group what precaution should be taken.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
My wife is pregnant 3 months now she is having problem with body hotness what I do and having fever blood group A + s...
BMI and blood circulation increases in pregnancy, body may remain hot.Nothing to worry if tempersture remains normal. Same blood group in couple is nothing to worry about if mother is Rh positive.
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I am 19 years old. I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend on 30th jan and didn't take pill yet. Because my periods came today. But its too much painful. Is I am safe (not pregnant) please reply fast. i am too much worried with this period pain.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I am 19 years old. I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend  on 30th jan and didn't take pill yet. Because my periods ...
Since the period has come you are not pregnant .If they have come late you can do urine pregnancy test
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Hi , this is regarding to my mother health issue. Few days back she having near to stomach area and she approached gynecologist as per her advice my mother went through MRI scan. From the scan reports doctor Identified cyst near to ovary, also doctor suspecting it is cancer related. So kindly share your suggestions on this matter or suggest me is there any best hospital or doctor who can deal with issue at Bangalore as soon as possible. Since that cyst need to remove as early as possible.

MBBS, DGO, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Hi , this is regarding to my mother health issue. Few days back she having near to stomach area and she approached gy...
Hi, Your mother will require the surgery of removal of the ovaries, uterus and tunes if they suspect cancer. And when they remove they will do histopathological examination of the tissues and also what all the adjacent organs involved. Depending on the staging, grading and HPE report further chemotherapy will be advised. If it is only a doubt that the cyst may be can c er then first a biopsy and then depending on the report surgery can be planned. Please go to a surgical hospital with oncology department.
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Dhat Syndrome - An Overview

Graduate in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery ( GAMS )
Sexologist, Delhi
Dhat Syndrome - An Overview

Cultures all across the world have their typical ways of dealing with sexuality and while all cultures bring something good, they also have their bad quirks as well. While India gave the world Kama Sutra, it also perpetuates sexual conditions such as the Dhat syndrome due to certain long held beliefs. These cause many problems among men and women and in the context of modern medicine, should be treated as a psychological problem.

What is Dhat Syndrome?
Dhat syndrome is the fear that a man is losing his semen without any control over it. Men afflicted by Dhat syndrome often complain that they are losing semen involuntarily, and thus feeling fatigued all the time. Some of the other complaints and symptoms associated with Dhat syndrome can be categorized as follows:

  1. Suffering from premature ejaculation
  2. Impotence or erectile dysfunction bought on by a psychological fear of losing semen
  3. Fear that the person is losing semen through urine
  4. Person feels guilty or embarrassed about masturbation or sex
  5. Has anxiety disorders which can affect daily functioning

The causes for Dhat Syndrome:

This is a psychological issue caused primarily by social taboos and deeply ingrained beliefs which stem from religious doctrine or social stigma. For example, semen is considered to be a vital fluid and an integral part of life force. The belief is formed from an old Hindu spiritual belief that semen is very hard for the body to produce. This is ingrained into some boys who then feel guilty at accidental discharges such as nightfall or ejaculation through masturbation.

Diagnosis by Doctors:
Most doctors classify this as a psychological disorder as there are many other forms with slight variations of this present in many other cultures. Some examples of these are:

  1. Jiryan primarily in South East Asia
  2. Shen-k'uei in China
  3. Prameha in Srilanka

This is also commonly known as semen loss anxiety and is seen in certain western cultures too. The notion that holding onto semen is valuable for a man's vitality is not only a wrong notion but it stops the men from having a normal sex life. Even masturbation can make them feel guilty.

Treatment:
The only treatment options that are effective against this condition are cognitive behavioral therapies which use psychological intervention along with social exercises. This and being informed about your body from proper medical sources will help you release the inhibitions and lead a normal sex life.
 

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