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Dr. Pavana

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I get confused and existed when work load increased. I need about thirty min. Rest to revive. Why it happen and what to? I do not have bp, sugar, and other diseases.

General Physician, Mumbai
Dear Lybrateuser, - To keep alert & active you have to have a proper diet, do regular exercise, sleep well & keep your stress level low - have a well balanced diet with plenty of fruits & vegetables including green leafy ones, chew your food well, do not skip any meal, have 4-5 small meals including snacks these will keep your blood sugar levels stable & you will keep alert & able to concentrate better - do brisk walking, jogging, swimming for 20-30 min or twice or thrice for 10 min in a day for which you will have to take out time from your busy schedule, also include yoga, meditation or deep breathing in your schedule for 5-10 min in the morning - keep well hydrated by drinking at least 7-8 glasses of water in a day, keep a water bottle at your work table & drink frequently sleep well for at least 7-8 hrs at night, try to keep your sleep & wake up time fixed, also on the weekends -at the end of the day spare some time for yourself, read, listen to music before going to sleep this will destress you & you will get up fresh the next morning & be alert the wholeday.
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I am a twenty year old and still studying. But I can't to achieve satisfaction in my education by catching knowledge like other students, especially from reading books. Why I cannot able to understand things like my friends?

Fellow Observership, Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
Hello, thanks for the query. Your understanding problems are stemming from forgetfulness or memory lapses; which can be a sign of stress or anxiety. Anxiety & stress occur due to variety of reasons like improper lifestyles, addiction, mental illness like depression etc. Here I am suggesting few simple tips & tricks which you should do for next 10 days. I hope they will work for you like they have worked for many of my patients. 1. Sleep at least 7 consecutive hours at night 2. Do 30 minutes of rope skipping or brisk walking daily 3. Do at least 15 minutes of pranayama or meditation daily 4. Avoid smoking, alcohol & spicy foods at night 5. Study in this format, 30 minutes study followed by 10 minutes break in which you have to walk around or do stationary cycling. Get back to me after 10 days for next action plan. Good luck.
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I am getting addicted to Mobile very much. I cannot concentrate on my studies what should I do?

Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Use only when you require most to use phone, keep urself occupied in other goal directed activities.
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My father has been having urine problem since many days. After taking paracetamol, he is fine for few days. But then later it started again. He has slight burning sensation and frequent urination. Sometimes he ts slight body pains and feverish feeling. Can we get frequent urination due to gastric problem? Or what are the possible causes for these symptoms?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
My father has been having urine problem since many days. After taking paracetamol, he is fine for few days. But then ...
Hello I think he is suffering from urinary tract infection. So its better you sould get his complete blood count done to know the exact cause.
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Hello doctors, I have a question about relationship issue. My girlfriend who lives far from my country, does not chat with me anymore online, as I broke her feelings too rushy and too straight to speak about our future. My question is what should I do to get us back in line? Thank you.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hello, I can understand long distant relationships are very hard and get very difficult during a bad phase where you have a fight. Communication is the key to this. If you feel you have done something wrong please express it to her and apologize, give her sometime to think about it don't try to rush her but at the same time don't be too laid back also. When you want to apologize since you live in a different country please do it over a phone call or Video call, chatting and messaging may not fully communicate the feelings. If you are going to visit then do it in person also. DON'T waste your time thinking what to do. Take action. Do your part apologize and take responsibility for your actions. All the best.
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I always have negative thoughts and I feel depressed and I have bad temper. Also I have extreme inferiority problem. I always get annoyed by potty questions. Also I had nightmares. I also have fight between my heart and mind. please advise. Thanks.

General Physician, Pune
I always have negative thoughts and I feel depressed and I have bad temper. Also I have extreme inferiority problem. ...
See a counsellor immediately. It is reversible. Join a club, laugh a lot, have friends and partying, do exercises, play outdoor sports games. Love your family. Spend time talking to family. Negativity comes out of loneliness and failures. Right attitude can help you win over situation.
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Understanding Depression - Frequently Asked Questions About Depression!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Noida
Understanding Depression - Frequently Asked Questions About Depression!

Q. What is depression?

A: Depression is a common medical illness that affects the way one feels and thinks. It causes feeling of sadness and decreased enthusiasm/interest in life activities.

Q. What are the symptoms of depression?

A: The following are the common symptoms of depression:

  • Feeling sad most of the time 
  • Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed
  • Repeated crying spells for no reasons
  • Changes in appetite — weight loss or gain
  • Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Loss of energy, getting tired easily
  • Negative thinking
  • Poor concentration
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Q. How common is depression?

A. It is one of the commonest medical illness and around one in six people will experience depression once in their life time. 

Q. How is depression different from normal sadness?

A. Feeling sad once in a while is normal however in depression sadness stays for most of the day and one is not able to feel good despite trying to do so. Even if a person cheers up once in a while, its very short lasting and gloom tends to return back.

Q. What causes depression?

A. Multiple factors are responsible. Changes in levels of certain brain chemicals such as serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine are the main cause. Also, genetics is an important factor. Depression tends to run in families. Finally, any stressful life event can trigger the depression. 

Q. What is “smiling depression”?

A. In some cases depression is not so evident. Patients are able to hide it from others and may keep a smile on their face, however they suffer from inside.

Q. Is depression a dangerous disorder?

A. Not really. Since its easily treatable, it can’t be called as ‘dangerous’. However, it should not be taken lightly. Depressed patients can develop medical complications like high blood pressure, diabetes etc. Also, depression is the most common cause of suicide. So prompt treatment is important.

Q. If i am feeling depressed, does that mean i am  a ‘weak person’ ?

A. Not at all. Any one can develop depression. It has got nothing to do with being strong or weak. The important thing is to accept the problem and to work on it. If someone develops ‘high blood pressure’, we don't call that person weak , similarly, we should not presume that depression occurs in weak people.

Q. But i was a very ‘positive person’. How can i develop depression?

A. You are still a ‘positive person’. Thats why you have come to seek help and get better. Please remember depression is a medical illness. Once it gets treated, you will be back to your normal happy self.

Q. Is depression treatable?

A. Absolutely yes. Between 80-90% of patients respond to treatment. A combination of medications and psychotherapy (counselling sessions) is the best approach.

Q. Do I need to take treatment lifelong?

A. Absolutely not. In majority of patients, a course of six months to one year is enough. If one have had multiple episodes of depression in the past, treatment may be longer.

Q.  But antidepressants are habit forming and have serious side effects?

A. Totally untrue. Antidepressants are not habit forming. There is no possibility of developing addiction to antidepressants. However one should not stop them suddenly. Its important to gradually decrease the dosage of medicines before stopping it. The side effects are uncommonly seen and even when they occur they are mild such as acidity, stomach upset etc. You should discuss about the side effects with your doctor.

Q. But the google search shows a lot of side effects of medications?

A. Anybody can write anything on the internet. You should not blindly trust it. The list of side effects that you see on internet includes the ones which are extremely rare, so no need to get scared of those. The doctor sitting inside the chamber has put tens of years in studying about these illnesses and treatment. Please trust your doctor more than any random google search. 

Q.  Can i do something on my own to get better?

A. Yes, many things. To start with, go for a short ten minutes run everyday. Practice yoga or meditation. Try not to be alone. But most importantly, take medicines regularly and come for therapy sessions regularly.

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I am suffering from depression, anexity, frastrated, and trembling to write. Even now my mentally&physically energy is very low. Feel speaking problem, now I cant concentrate on my study and my memory power is getting low. Please suggest the perfect solution kindly.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, you must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. These mental disorders are usually treated with a combination of medicines and other means like awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve her problem. Let me know if she is willing to undergo counseling sessions and tailor made psycho therapy through mobile. Take care.
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5 tips for Controlling Abdominal Pain Really Fast

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, DNHE, P.G. Diploma in Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hapur
5 tips for Controlling Abdominal Pain Really Fast
5 tips for controlling abdominal pain really fast

Abdominal pain or stomach ache could occur any time due to various reasons. The point is we should remain ever ready to control abdominal pain. If we know how to control abdominal pain we could also offer this help to our colleagues as well who are in great pain as a remedial measure. In any case we would have to take the patient to the doctor if we are unable to pacify the patient. Some of the major causes of abdominal pain are kidney stones, inflammation of gallbladder, hernia, food poisoning, ulcers and gastric problems. However, there is no point to dishearten. Here a few remedies which can help you control abdominal pain, till the actual assistance arrives:
If you think that you took a heavy food before the abdominal pain has started it would be a great idea to drink plain soda water. It would provide great relief within no time.

1. Mix 1tsp of mint juice, lime juice and ginger juice. Add a pinch of black salt take this mixture with water you would get instant relief from abdominal pain.

2. Pomegranates can also help treat stomach ache. In a ball of pomegranate add some salt and black salt. Chew this seeds slowly. You would get instant relief from abdominal pain.

3. You can also try this method if you think your abdominal pain has not got relief. In a cup of water add 20 grams of aniseeds. Keep this for overnight and strain the mixture next morning. As soon as you drink it you would get instant relief.

4. After taking fenugreek seeds make a paste of it. Add this paste to a bowl of curd. By this way you would get quick relief from abdominal pain.
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When I talking with any girl i am being nervous I don't know what happened to me.what should i do in this condition?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
When I talking with any girl i am being nervous
I don't know what happened to me.what should i do in this condition?
This is just an anxiety and you need to practise mind control and relaxation, meditation and yoga. You can also practise by talking in front of a mirror imagining you are talking to a girl.
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How to handle my body to control from tensions and depressions. I think I have phonological disorders. So suggest me to get free from tension.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
How to handle my body to control from tensions and depressions. I think I have phonological disorders. So suggest me ...
Overall you must be fit physically by regular exercise and proper diet, mentally strong by meditation, good sleep, and practicing mental hygiene, and emotionally strong by dealing with your feelings as soon as they arise. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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I am seeing porn videos everyday! Is this a good thing, will it cause any effect to the mental behaviour?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am seeing porn videos everyday! Is this a good thing, will it cause any effect to the mental behaviour?
Watching porn once a day is not much, and definitely isn't addiction (unless it goes for hours and hours every time). A good indicator whether it's healthy or not, it's your feelings afterwards: if you feel good, then it's likely ok; if you feel bad or sad then it might be harmful. Porn can peacefully coexist with real life (and that's what happen for most people using it); you could even have a partner and still enjoy porn" on the side" every now and then. But, if you're escaping into porn instead of living real life, that's a problem. When we use something (anything) to escape from life, we're in trouble; if that's your case, seek help: talk with some friends, your parents, a mentor, or some professionals. On the other hand, if you enjoy porn a lot and - at the same time - you have a fulfilling, active and thriving real life, then do not worry and enjoy what makes you happy. And" happy" is the key here. Notice your feelings (both emotional and bodily) after you've watched porn: if you feel good, then it's most likely okay. If you feel bad, sad or unhappy, then it's a sign porn may not be healthy for you. Lastly, keep in mind porn doesn't represent reality. Yes, it's fun and you might learn some trick from it, but a good chunk of what you see in porn will never happen in your life. That's because porn is the visual representation of (average) male sexual fantasies. And fantasy is (more often than not) different from reality.
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I am in relationship. At the beginning, she was spending lot time with me though she was doing job. I also used to respond. But now she does not have feelings as were at beginning. She spends her time chatting and talking with her work and teammates. If I speak to her this thing she gets irritated and angry. I don't know how to make her understand.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I think that there is a lot for you to understand than your girl. The message is rather clear: she is going or has already gone off of this relationship, for whatever reasons. Either you talk about that and see what she says or take a sabbatical from the relationship to see if there is any yearning for you in your absence. If there is no effect, she is kind of off you. Talking will help to determine what exactly is going on. In the bargain, it would be useful to introspect and examine whether you are meeting her requirements adequately or is someone else doing a better job. Then you will be able to see and accept the reality and move on or change to suit the situation. I am inclined to favor the former.
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I am thinking negative as like dying every time. I am trying to not think such type of negative but nothing happening so please suggest me and guide me.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am thinking negative as like dying every time. I am trying to not think such type of negative but nothing happening...
Try the following remedy it will surely help you Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberry and nutmeg powder: 1. Cut, de-seed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries to paste 2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract the juice 3. Take 2 tsp of this Indian gooseberry juice 4. Add ½ tsp nutmeg powder 5. Mix well 6. Drink 2 times a day This remindy will be helpful.
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I am 37 years old. I have bad habit of tobacco chewing. But now I have to stop it.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Best age to stop smoking is before 40 ,In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs/ weed, avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40.
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Hi I am in constant fear of dying. I cannot enjoy what I used to do before. I did my ecg few months back it showed sinus tachycardia bt flattening inflat leads. So I consulted cardiologist and he told that was because of the anxiety. But the symptoms which I am facing are same like heart attack. I feel nausea on some days and some days it better. But the doctors say thats because of acidity. On some days there is chest pain and sometimes I have tingling in the fingers of hand. When its good I do not feel anything. And suddenly I start googling about the symptoms and start worrying. What could be the reason?

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hi I am in constant fear of dying. I cannot enjoy what I used to do before. I did my ecg few months back it showed si...
Panic disorder is a phenomenon wherever a person gets attacks of anxiety and has restlessness, palpitations, choking sensation, tingling numbness, fear of going crazy, excess sweating and fear of dying. It is an learned behavioural response which the body gets habituated. Although the symptoms resemble cardiac or asthma attacks, there are normal findings on various reports and consultation. Panic disorders can be treated by medications and behavioral therapy. Kindly consult a psychiatrist for help.
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I am a 21 year old male. I have a severe hairfall and dandruff problem. I have used many oils and even taken medical help. I have tried some home based natural remedies too. What should I do? Its really depressing.Please tell.

Homeopath, Faridabad
I am a 21 year old male. I have a severe hairfall and dandruff problem. I have used many oils and even taken medical ...
Hello, dandruff causes hair loss so its necessary to treat dandruff first. Take thuja 200, 5 drops in the morning, once in a week. Take arnica q and cochleria arom. Q in equal amount, mix with equal amount of coconut oil, and apply this on your scalp, thrice a day. Wash your hair with b&t anti- dandruff shampoo. Home remedies are as follows:- coconut oil helps eliminate dandruff due to its antifungal properties. It also moisturizes dry scalp and provides relief from itching. Take some coconut oil and mix half the amount of lemon juice in it. 1. Rub it on your scalp and massage for a few minutes. 2. Wash your hair after at least 20 minutes. 3. Follow this remedy two to three times a week. Revert me after 1 month.
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I feel very empty and depressed and directionless!just dont know what is right or wrong ,i just dnt want to wake up or do anything and i always have a sickening feeling inside like i am gross and i sick

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are certainly depressed and it is probably from being very angry. If you think that you cannot do anything with the anger (which incidentally is not true, but you believe so), then you will tend to turn the anger inwards toward yourself and blame yourself, and start to beat yourself black and blue. Anger, being energy, and when turned around will stifle your natural energy to make you feel lethargic and listless. Can you identify with the anger? If so, express it to someone, preferably to a counselor. Once this anger comes out, it will seem like a heavy weight has been lifted off of your back and your mood will return to normal. In the meantime, follow some simple guidelines: don?t sleep late or during daytime hours, exercise vigorously every day, eat proper food, go out and socialize, expose yourself in the sunlight for at least 30 minutes every day, be active and constructive, and if you?re spiritual, do spend time in some prayer too.
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