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Dr. P Chitra  - Gynaecologist, Bangalore

Dr. P Chitra

MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Maternity and Child Health (PGDMCH), Diploma i...

Gynaecologist, Bangalore

30 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic
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Dr. P Chitra is a trusted Gynaecologist in Mico Layout, Bangalore. He has had many happy patients in his 30 years of journey as a Gynaecologist. He studied and completed MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Maternity and Child Health (PGDMCH), Diploma in Medical Law and Ethics (PGDMLE), Fellowship in Fetal Medicine . He is currently practising at Karthik Ultrasound & Scan Centre in Mico Layout, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. P Chitra on

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MBBS - Stanley Medical College & Hospital , Chennai, - 1988
Post Graduate Diploma in Maternity and Child Health (PGDMCH) - IGNOU - 1990
Diploma in Medical Law and Ethics (PGDMLE) - National Law School Bangalore - 1995
Fellowship in Fetal Medicine - Stanley Medical College & Hospital , Chennai - 2006
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Professional Memberships
Medical Ultrasound Society of Karnataka (MUSK)
Vice President od ISOCS


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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Coffee Drinking Is Good For You?

It appears that, in large populations of people, drinking coffee may (on average) confer health benefits. In particular, the risk of cardiac death and of overall mortality appears to be lower in coffee drinkers, with the optimal benefits seen in people who drink 3 - 4 cups per day. Whether caffeine has anything to do with such health benefits is not entirely known. Coffee contains a host of active substances aside from caffeine - substances that are thought to act as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents, for instance - that may be contributing to this beneficial effect.

Epidemiological studies like this one, no matter how well they are performed, cannot possibly answer whether a specific individual will realize health benefits from coffee drinking. They can only tell us about the average response, across a large population.

We know that some individuals (probably determined by their genetic makeup) are particularly sensitive to caffeine, and may suffer severe sleep deprivation, jitteriness, or palpitations after drinking coffee (or any other caffeine-containing food or medication). We also know that caffeine sensitivity can change dramatically at various periods in one?s life (especially during pregnancy, when sensitivity to caffeine almost always increases). Drinking coffee is clearly not a good idea for everyone.

As a general rule, then, coffee drinking appears to have health benefits. But at least until routine genetic testing is available that might tell us about our own individual sensitivity to caffeine, whether coffee drinking is a good idea for us is something we?re just going to have to figure out for ourselves.

Read all about coffee and your heart.

Cardiac mortality: Compared to people who drank no coffee, people who drank one cup per day experienced an 11% reduction in cardiac mortality.This mortality
benefit ?peaked? (at about 20%) for people who drank 3 - 4 cups per day, and then began to diminish as the amount of coffee consumption increased beyond that level.
Cancer mortality: Several reports over the years have suggested that coffee might reduce the risk of certain cancers. In this large study, however, there was no difference in cancer mortality between people who drank no coffee, and people who drank from 1 to 6 cups of coffee per day.

Overall mortality: Compared to people who drank no coffee, coffee drinkers had a reduced mortality rate. Again, this mortality benefit seemed to peak at between 3 - 4 cups per day (at about a 15% reduction in mortality).
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7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Sex Life

Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S), Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Sexologist, Bhopal
7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Sex Life

Are problems with your erections or low libido putting a damper on your sex life?

These issues are fairly common in men over age 50, but this doesn’t mean you can’t work against them.

The first step: talk to your doctor. It’s unlikely your medical practitioner will initiate this conversation so you need to bring up this topic.

Here are other tips to enjoy an active sex life long past the age of 50:

1. Consider medication

Prescription pills — viagra®, levitra®, or cialis® — are the first-line treatment for erectile dysfunction, and they can be very effective. Your primary care doctor can prescribe them, and so can a urologist.

2. Watch your waistline

High blood pressure and cholesterol can cause the vascular problems that lead to trouble with your erections. It’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle by exercising and keeping your weight down.

Avoiding high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease may lessen the frequency of erection problems — or at least delay their onset.

3. Get your heart checked if needed

What if you already have an established condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes? pills can still be effective, but your doctor may want to check your heart.

“it’s very important before dispensing these pills that practitioners make sure that heart function is good,” the reason: problems with erections can indicate other problems, such as significant heart disease.

4. Don’t assume it’s low testosterone

Many experts are concerned too many men are being treated for low testosterone. However, a drop-off in desire can be related to hormones. For erection issues, it can be helpful to get your testosterone checked.

“it’s important that your doctor investigate and address why you have low testosterone,” 

5. Consider counseling

Sexual issues such as low libido and erectile dysfunction may have an emotional component, so psychological counseling may be an option.

“it’s important consider the possibility that a psychological issue could be causing your sexual troubles. In these cases, counseling may be helpful,”.

6. Talk to your partner if your sex drives are mismatched

It’s common for couples to have mismatched sex drives. If that’s the case, couples need to speak frankly about what is important to them sexually and try to come to a compromise to meet both of their needs.

“women may want to focus more on intimacy in a sexual relationship, while men may tend to focus more on the erectile aspects of sexual activity,” 

In other words, ask your partner what she wants — and tell her what you want.

7. Set aside time for sex

As men age, the stress and pressures of everyday life can create a barrier to sex. It’s important that couples set aside time to nurture the relationship and foster ongoing intimacy.

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Sexual Dysfunction: How To Get Rid Of It?

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Sexologist, Mumbai
Sexual Dysfunction: How To Get Rid Of It?

Sexual dysfunction is a disorder that is characterized by problems in your sexual life. It can cause you to lose interest and hence, not engage in any sexual activity. This disorder can affect people of all ages, however, the risk of sexual dysfunction increases with age. The usual symptoms of sexual dysfunction are low libido levels and erectile dysfunction.

Sexual Dysfunction in Women:

  1. Low Libido- Low levels of estrogen hormone in your body can lead to low libido. Other causes of low libido are anxiety, fatigue and depression.

  2. Dryness of the Vagina- Vaginal dryness occurs due to hormonal changes that occur in the body once menopause sets in. This leads to pain during sexual intercourse and impaired sexual arousal. Certain psychological issues such as anticipation or fear of painful sex and anxiety can also cause vaginal dryness.

  3. Pain During Sex- Women may experience pain during sexual intercourse which may be caused by dryness in the vagina or endometriosis (growth of uterus lining tissues out of the uterus). Pain during sex can also be accompanied by a burning sensation in the genitals.

  4. Orgasm Concerns- Certain antidepressant medications can lead to an inability to orgasm. It can also have psychological causes such as anxiety and depression.

Sexual Dysfunction in Men:

  1. Low Libido- In men, a dip in the levels of testosterone in the body can lead to a dip in libido levels. If you are suffering from higher stress levels, it can lead to lack of sexual desire.

  2. Erectile Dysfunction- This is characterized by an inability to get or maintain an erection long enough for unhindered sexual intercourse. This disorder is most likely caused by medical disorders such diabetes and hypertension. It can also be caused by stress and depression.

  3. Ejaculation Problems- Ejaculation problems include both inability to ejaculate and premature ejaculation. Sexual trauma, certain medications and sexual anxiety contribute to this disorder.

Tips to Overcome ED

  1. Consuming herbal preparations to rejuvenate the reproductive organs.

  2. Massaging the body with herbal oil which gives a relief from physical exertion and also acts as aphrodisiac.

  3. Practicing Yoga and Meditation to overcome mental exertion and to cope up with stress.

  4. Sleep at least for 8 hours a day.

  5. Avoiding the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, heroin etc.

  6. Exercise regularly.

  7. Avoid hot, spicy and bitter foods.

  8. Favor sweets, milk products, nuts and urad dal.

  9. Add little ghee in your diet.

  10. Give a gap of four days between two consecutive intercourses

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I have a 4 months child again I and my husband was together last night I'm fearing about my pregnancy again at this time I no need pregnant if I got what I have to do pls tell suggestions.

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Nashik
I have a 4 months child again I and my husband was together last night I'm fearing about my pregnancy again at this t...
take emergency contraceptive, though the chances of getting pregnant in first 6 months are rare for breast feedong mother, but you cant take the chance, but one week no breast feeding , milk is to be pumped out.
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My mom's vagina is full of public hairs. Generally she use to wash it from bathing soap daily but she feeling some itching and generally feeling a crawling insect on the hole of vagina What should she do? How to prevent and cure the begins?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Sri Ganganagar
I think she have fungal infection due to unhygienic conditions; so should first remove the pubic hairs and daily washing with Trifala kwath water ,haldi powder 1/4 tsf and Shubhra bhasma 1/4 tsf. V- gel (Himalaya drugs) for veginal application. Orally medication:- Sarivadyasava 4 tsf after food mixed with warm water. Pancha tikta ghrita guggulu 2 tablets bd 7 am and 4 pm. Note:- Avoid fast food ,excess chilli, salt,sour, curd etc irritable items. Soap should not daily use if alternating use only:- Actaril soap (Himalaya drugs).
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I am 30 years old. I am getting up at one clock mid night. And I go to toilet and at five also I go toilet. So is it healthy.

M. Sc. Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics, B.Sc-Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Visakhapatnam
I am 30 years old. I am getting up at one clock mid night.  And I go to toilet and at five also I go toilet. So is it...
Get your diabetic profile checked once, as frequent urination is one of the signature symptom of diabetes.
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Ayurveda and Menopause

DSM ( Siddha Medicine), BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Ayurveda and Menopause

Menopause is one of the most significant transitions in the life of a woman. While it is a natural process, it often entails a lot of discomfort and re-adjustment. A woman’s body undergoes a lot of hormonal changes, it is therefore essential to maintain a healthy sociological and physiological ambience around the woman to minimize the distress that can potentially arise in times like these. During menopausal changes, the body tends to amass a lot of impurities.

Ayurveda recommends specific diet plans and lifestyle decisions to ease out the transition. Ayurvedic methods are aimed at reducing the enormous emotional stress that a woman is likely to endure during these times. Some of the practices that can mitigate the anxiety caused by menopause have been enlisted below:

  1. Balanced Diet: Having the necessary nutrients in the rightful quantity is extremely necessary to soothe the menopause induced agitations and trauma. Ayurveda recommends that you avoid food items that trigger off indigestion problems. Extremely salty and sour foods as well as spicy and oily foods can prove to be detrimental for you during menopause. Dressings and condiments like ketchup and mustard are known to not resonate well with the digestive system when your body is undergoing hormonal changes. Ideally, you must follow an astringent diet. Food items which are sweet and bitter to taste have benefiting properties. Wheat based foods as well as sweetened dairy products are extremely favorable. You may also look at leafy vegetables for purifying the system from within and acting as a rich source of protein. One of the most foremost guidelines to follow during menopause is the increased intake of water.

  2. Lifestyle Choices: To facilitate an easy transition of the bodily systems, you need to advocate certain conscious lifestyle changes as well. It is important to adapt to a healthier way of living so as to avert any physiological consequence of menopause. You need to get sufficient amount of sleep in the course of a day. Sleep rejuvenates and refreshes the body for a healthy mechanism and provides the requisite amount of rest. Hot oil massages can also prove therapeutic during menopause and palliate pains and irritations that are likely to occur in such times. A timely intake of the meals is yet another mandatory routine that you must follow to battle the menopausal discomforts. Finally, Ayurveda recommends regular exercising for leading a happy and healthy life ahead.

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Hot water falls on leg, Doc prescribed some medicines but feeding my baby breast milk that Medicine can take or not.

PGDHM, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
Hot water falls on leg, Doc prescribed some medicines but feeding my baby breast milk that Medicine can take or not.
Hi lybrate-user, every medicine is not harmful in Brest feeding. Some are not taken. First have to know which medicine prescribed by doctor. You can also use 1tablespoon aloevera pulp +1/2teaspoon honey + 1/2 teaspoon turmeric for local application. Take care.
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Hello. I am 24 years old. I got my 1st period when I was 14 years old. And ever since there has been Some or the other problem with my periods. They wer irregular for almost 6-7 years. I used to get them once 2-3 months. I was a little over weight as well. However since last one year I started doing yoga. Walking and had a great healthy diet due to which without Any medicines my periods became super regular, in August 2015 I had a blood test to check vit D B12 and thyroid. Thyroid was negative. There was vitamin deficiency for which I took medicines. Again in Sept 2015 I had a blinding pain in my lower abdomen and went for a complete lower abdomen scan. The scan showed everything is normal. Uterus is normal. But the ovaries showed some cysts. The doctor said they are polycystic appearing ovaries. And after september for almost 9 months my periods were regular but they became scanty. Lasting only 3 days instead of 5 and less bleeding. Since the last 2 months (I left yoga) I started having the same problem again. My periods are irregular and I don't get them. I went to the gynecologist last month she told me I am still over weight by 5 kgs and pcos has only one treatment which is maintaining a healthy life style. She gave me a tablet and told me to take it if I don't get my period by the end of the month. I took the tablet. I did bleed but it was very very less. Just in 2 days and the blood was not red. I had brown discharge and brownish bleeding. This month again I don't get my period. It's really irritating now. I am otherwise very healthy. I don't take stress. I don't drink I never smoke then why is this happening? Also off late I have started to experience dryness and itching in vaginal area. Weakness in arms. Back pain and sometimes pain in my left breast which goes away on its own. I was going through the internet and found out that sometimes menopause is also the reason. I really feel I am also getting menopause at this age. Why else there would be so much problem in the functioning of my period cycle? So could any doctor confirm whether this is menopause? If yes what should I do? What is a permanent solution to this problem? It's really irritating now! Thank you.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Jammu
Hello. I am 24 years old. I got my 1st period when I was 14 years old. And ever since there has been Some or the othe...
Hello Lybrate user, you should carry on with your yoga practice n take good n nutritious diet which will help you in regularing your periods n you can opt for ayurvedic medicines which have good results n your doubt about menopause then it's not the age for the menopause. U can ask for further help n details.
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