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Dr. Prabhakar B R

MBBS, MD - Cardiology

General Physician, Bangalore

26 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
Dr. Prabhakar B R MBBS, MD - Cardiology General Physician, Bangalore
26 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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I’m a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care. Doctor is an active member of Association of Physicians of......more
I’m a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care. Doctor is an active member of Association of Physicians of India (API), Association of Physicians of India (API)
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Dr. Prabhakar B R is a popular General Physician in Padmashree Diagnostic, Bangalore. He has over 26 years of experience as a General Physician. He has completed MBBS, MD - Cardiology . He is currently associated with Medical & Dental Care Centre in Padmashree Diagnostic, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Prabhakar B R on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Bangalore - 1991
MD - Cardiology - AIIMS - 2000
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English
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Association of Physicians of India (API)
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Her head is spinning every time since last 2 days when she starts continuing this medicines. She is diabetic. Due to joint, heel pain nd diabetes doctor has prescribed these. Tell me if anything wrong wth this medicine or give some advice. When the sugar level was around 170 (fasting) her head was not spinning. Nw frm 2 days its happening.

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist,
Her head is spinning every time since last 2 days when she starts continuing this medicines. She is diabetic. Due to ...
If she is taking diabetic medication without having food or reduce quantity from regular intake it may end up in low sugar which may create such head spinning. So ask her to avoid taking low amount of food or skipping food. Joint pain is common in diabetic regular exercise and walking will help.
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I am 24 years old and I have heavy leg pains. Please help.

MBBS
General Physician,
I am 24 years old and I have heavy leg pains. Please help.
Ok. Get yourself screened up for cbc test first and consult again. Till then take tablet neurobion forte once daily.
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I'm suffering a neck pain for last 1 month. What's the solution. And I suffering back pain also when I drive bike for long distance.

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Ayurveda, Bangalore
I'm suffering a neck pain for last 1 month. What's the solution. And I suffering back pain also when I drive bike for...
Hi. All your problems are due to stretching of the muscles for long durations due to long drive on bike. Apply Rumalaya liniment and massage for 10 mins and give hot water fomentation. This can be done thrice daily. If the pain is severe, take tab. Yogaraja guggulu 1-1-1 with hot water after food. Use soft medium sized pillow while sleeping. Perform neck exercises for 10 mins in the morning and evening regularly.
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M 29 years old and have premature ejaculations and erectile dysfunction problem. And my penis is also very sensitive to touch as sometimes if its pressed for few seconds it ejaculates and also at times I over excited sexually then also its ejaculates. Can this be fixed and if please let me know the solution.

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Homeopath, Raebareli
M 29 years old and have premature ejaculations and erectile dysfunction problem. And my penis is also very sensitive ...
Please use -- Natural aphrodisiacs which can improve your libido and prevent premature ejaculation. This would include carrots, fennel seeds, celery, bananas, garlic, onion, ginger, shellfish, lettuce etc. - Including these foods in your daily diet will ensure that you remain free from sexual problems, including premature ejaculation. Also take a dose of Acid Phos 1M/single dose and revert after 2 weeks. Avoid watching porn. Continue treatment.
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Hello, m a 25yrs male model, my face skin is fair, i have small small pimple on my face, when i push it with facial rod, some white substance comes out, some says whitklet is there.I dont what exactly it is.I want my face should look clear and glowy.Can u suggest me?

M.B.B.S D.V.D
Dermatologist,
Tab.Zathrin 500 once a day for 3 days. Peroduo gel apply at night on pimples. Rejumor lotion apply in morning all over face.Akmed face wash 2 to3 times a day. Avoid oily food and nonveg.
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I have fever for almost 3 days, headache, what s the solution for that, am I need to take rest.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have fever for almost 3 days, headache, what s the solution for that, am I need to take rest.
For fever take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Eat nutritious food and have adequate fluid intake and take physical rest and Get your blood checked for cbc, mp , widal , sgpt and urine r/m and revert back to us with reports
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I am 22 year old girl. And I am suffering from menstrual problem. I do not get my periods every month der is a skip in period for months. Rarely its regular. There is a gradual gap of 60days most often and sometimes greater than that. What should I do and I get frequent headache also.

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Homeopath, Agra
I am 22 year old girl. And I am suffering from menstrual problem. I do not get my periods every month der is a skip i...
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine sepia 30, 2 drops twice a day for 7 days and update. If you want permanent homoeopathic cure, then consult me.
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What are the causes of urine track infection? Is it a curable disease or incurable?

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS - Urology, MBBS
Urologist, Ahmedabad
What are the causes of urine  track  infection? Is it a curable disease or incurable?
Dear it is curable for sure. There are so many causes which predispose you to uti like diabetes, bladder outfloow obstruction, stone some congenital deformities in urinary tract, debilitating diseases like t. B, aids, etc.
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Sir I have an habit of masturbation daily. I want to control it but I do not have to control plsss tell some ideas?

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Homeopath, Pune
Sir I have an habit of masturbation daily. I want to control it but I do not have to control plsss tell some ideas?
Avoid seeing porn. Please a simple natural remedy that will sound no harm as you know its ingrediants 250 gram yougurt+ 3 teaspoon hust + two or three bananas. Mix in a bowl and eat before breakfast and in afternoon after 2-3 hrs of noon-meal. Take banana milk shake few times avoid tea, excess meat, alcohal and masturbation. Yoga and excercises meditation. Promise 2 urslf that your to stay away.
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I wanted to know the sources of VITAMIN E not from the medicine Natural source fruits or foods.

PG Dip (Dietetics n Applied nutrition), Msc.in Nutrition n dietetics, Post graduate Certificate (Diabetes Education)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jamnagar
I wanted to know the sources of VITAMIN E not from the medicine
Natural source fruits or foods.
Hello! good dietary sources of vitamin e include nuts such as almonds, peanuts and hazelnuts, and vegetable oils such as sunflower, wheat germ, safflower, corn and soybean oils, according to the u. S. National library of medicine (nlm).
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I have severe constipation problem, how can i get rid of it ?

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General Physician,
This qn I answered several times, any way 1.First you have to assess the cause of constipation &treatment depends on the cause 2.Take plenty of oral fluids 3.Take soft diet and avoid spicy & junk food 4.Take more fruits & juices
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I am 23 years old married girl. Has been married for 10 months. The last few days began to itch in my private parts as well as on the outside, have a little swelling. What is the cause of these condoms?

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
I am 23 years old married girl. Has been married for 10 months. The last few days began to itch in my private parts a...
Reason for the itching and swelling is infection. I advise you to take proper balanced vegetarian diet. Take fruits and vegetables in daily diet. Take lots of water daily. Don't apply soap on affected part, just wash with water. Follow this and give feedback.
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A Going to motion daily for 5 to 6 times daily with most difficulty, getting back pain when going to motion. Morning going to motion for 3 to 4 times daily at a gap of 15 to 30 minutes. Motion is not going completely, something remains in anus. Always having the moment of motion through out the day.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For constipation eat food with high fiber content and eat bananas at bedtime and if necessary take two tsp of syp gudlax at night
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I have feel fever from three day and my body ache fully, please suggest me any medicine.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I have feel fever from three day and my body ache fully, please suggest me any medicine.
Fever is not considered medically significant until body temperature is above 100.4 F (38 C). Fever serves as body's natural defences against bacteria and viruses which cannot live at higher temperatures. Also, the body's defence mechanisms seem to work more efficiently at a higher temperature -Fevers of 104 F (40 C) or higher may be dangerous and demand immediate treatments like: -Acetaminophen (dolo-650 mg) twice or thrice can be used to lower a fever . Aspirin should not be used for fever in children/ adolescents or during a viral illness. -Wear loose fitting clothes and don’t overdress. Overdressing can cause temperature to rise further. -Tepid water (85 F [30 C]) baths may help bring down a fever  -The body should be cooled with a wet sponge. -A fever can cause severe dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids.. Have citrus fruits, particularly Vitamin C rich ones like mausami, Amla juice etc.  -Take light and easily digestible home cooked meals like sprouts.avoid outside food -Wash hands frequently with soap and water especially after returning from public places or public transport.  -Further therapy depends on the cause of fever like urinary infection/typhoid or malaria/dengue infection and the accompanying symptoms that need to be investigated and treated accordingly
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Hi Doc, my penis cap remains wet all the time with some transparent sticky liquid and urge to pee at early morning when I wake up and at late nights when I'm going to sleep. I got Routine and Culture Test's done and both are normal. 2.5 years back I urge to pee all the time but that is cured after consultation and taking prescriptions.

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Ayurveda, Bundi
Hi Doc, my penis cap remains wet all the time with some transparent sticky liquid and urge to pee at early morning wh...
This is secretions out of urethra caused by seminal fluids. You need to take herbal diuretics and stambhak herbs for that matter with the help of any ayurveda doctor near you or lybrate ayurveda doctor on portal.
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I am using crisanta -LS from 3rd April to 27tj Apr, my periods started from 30th Apr, but bleeding not happening, some amount of red discharge happened, pls advice if this is side effect n what yo do, I am recently married.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
I am using crisanta -LS from 3rd April to 27tj Apr, my periods started from 30th Apr, but bleeding not happening, som...
Pills can cause reduced flow. Just to be on the safe side I would also advice that you do a urine pregnancy test as well.
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She is suffering from knee pain from 1 week when she does work she gets pain she is unable to sleep in nights due to pain and sometimes even her bp is also getting low.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
Orthopedist, Trichy
She is suffering from knee pain from 1 week when she does work she gets pain she is unable to sleep in nights due to ...
knee pain in teenage girls can be due to softening of the patellar lining. but if she has night pain then its wise to get it checked by an ortho surgeon to rule out other serious conditions like tumors which can occur in teens.
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Treatment of dengue fever and what steps can take when its accuracy and also told how can protactinium.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Treatment of dengue fever and what steps can take when its accuracy and also told how can protactinium.
Watch for warning signs as temperature declines 3 to 5 days after symptoms/fever began, as this is the most dangerous period when platelet counts decline significantly. Report immediately to hospital if any of the following warning signs appear: -severe abdominal pain or persistent vomiting -red spots or patches on the skin -bleeding from nose or gums -vomiting blood -black, tarry stools  -drowsiness or irritability -pale, cold, or clammy skin -difficulty breathing There is no specific medication for treatment of a dengue infection. -Use analgesics with acetaminophen (crocin or dolo -650 mg) and avoid those containing ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin or aspirin containing drugs. -Take rest, drink plenty of fluids like coconut water, lime water etc.to prevent dehydration. -Avoid visiting heavily populated residential areas, if possible. -Use mosquito repellents/mosquito nets when indoors.  -When outdoors, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants tucked into socks.
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At the starting stage of psoriasis or just some other skin irritation. I am not sure if its psoriasis or eczema. I consulted a doctor and without even looking properly he wrote its psoriasis. But when I googled and looked for pictures it doesn't even look like that.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
At the starting stage of psoriasis or just some other skin irritation. I am not sure if its psoriasis or eczema. I co...
Psoriasis causes whitish scales on skin and which will come out-- this is more at bends of hands and knees.
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How Diabetes Affect Females- Facts You Must Know

BHMS, C.S.D.(Skin Diseases), M.D.(Medicine), M.Sc. in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Homeopath,
How Diabetes Affect Females- Facts You Must Know

Diabetes is a public health concern that is rapidly rising in numbers across the world due to higher stress levels and the industrialization of most economies all across the world. Although medication and early diagnosis have been able to stop diabetes-related problems and reduce deaths occurring from it, it still remains a problem as it severely reduces the quality of life.

Diabetes poses some unique risks for women as compared to men. There are some problems areas created by diabetes which are common in both men and women and there are certain problems which are very unique to women. Let’s look at some of the facts and figures as mentioned below-

Incidence Of Diabetes –

Women are prone to diabetes as much as men are in most populations. Although specifically in India, according to a study conducted in 2014, about 7.1% of the population gets affected in total. However, in certain populations, it has been seen that the incidence of diabetes among women tends to be higher than men.

Race as a Factor -

Some races tend to be even more predisposed to diabetes than others such as Pacific islanders, some people of South American descent such as Mexicans, South Asians and people of African descent. Some of the risk factors for this could be –

  1. Diet

  2. A culture of no exercising among some groups

  3. Prevalence and preference for a sedentary lifestyle

  4. Industrialized societies and urbanization which lead to poor eating habits

  5. Higher percentage of body fat

  6. Hereditary factors

PCOS and Diabetes –  

PCOS is a disorder that disrupts a woman’s endocrine system and increases her levels of androgens, or male hormones.

This disruption can cause irregular menstruation, excessive hair growth, acne, and obesity. It can also impact a woman’s ability to have a child. It’s often diagnosed when small pockets of fluid appear in a woman’s ovaries during an ultrasound.

While the cause of PCOS remains unknown, it’s believed that insulin resistance, which leads to high levels of insulin, as well as low-grade inflammation and hereditary factors, may all play a role.

How does PCOS relate to Diabetes?

Insulin resistance can create an adverse reaction involving the immune system and help bring about type-2 diabetes.

Type-2 diabetes is a condition in which the cells of the body become resistant to insulin, an inadequate amount of insulin is made, or both.

While type-2 diabetes is typically preventable or manageable through exercise and a proper diet, research shows that PCOS is a strong independent risk factor for developing diabetes. In fact, women who experience PCOS in young adulthood are at an elevated risk for diabetes and potentially fatal heart problems later in life.

It is advisable that you take steps to control insulin levels in any case.

Impact of Diabetes on Sex Life -

Sex is good for diabetes. It's good for your heart and blood flow, helps you sleep, and boosts your mood.

If you have diabetes and have had painful sex or trouble getting aroused, though, sex may not seem too sexy. About 35% of women with diabetes seem to have sexual issues. That doesn't mean you have to live with them. There's help to get your sex life going again.

Sexual Challenges For Women :

  1. Vaginal Dryness. This is the biggest sexual complaint in women with diabetes. Vaginal dryness is, this  twice as likely if you have diabetes. If you are in menopause or postmenopause, less estrogen may be the cause. If you aren't, damage to the nerves that lubricate your vagina may be. Vaginal dryness can become a painful cycle. If sex hurts because of it, you may tense up during sex, causing more pain, or avoid sex altogether.
  2. Vaginal Infections. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) may make sex painful. Yeast infections can also cause pain during sex, as well as vaginal dryness. If you have poorly controlled diabetes, you're more likely to have yeast and other vaginal infections.The burning and pain can make sex very uncomfortable -- and when there is chronic infection, there is chronic discomfort that can cause a woman to avoid sex for long periods of time.

Avoiding sex may only make the problem worse.

Diabetes and Pregnancy -

Diabetes can affect a person without warning and sometimes may even occur without any family history. For a woman of child bearing age, this is stressful as the desire to become a mother and the thought of bringing harm to the child. Although the risks associated with pregnancy in a diabetic woman can’t be ignored, the number of misconceptions is huge and adds to the stress. However, the situation is not as bad as it is made out. A diabetic woman can get pregnant and deliver healthy babies. You just need to take certain precautions to become a mother.

How Diabetes Affects Pregnancy?

The most commonly seen complications of diabetes are those that affect the kidney, eyes and the nervous system. These are also known as diabetic-nephropathy, retinopathy and neuropathy respectively. After delivery the symptoms might disappear; however, treatment may be required. Ensure that you inform your doctor about any changes in your body as they can be symptoms of a condition. Common conditions seen among mothers are:

  1. Urinary tract infection leading to fever.

  2. High blood pressure leading to fluid build up.

  3. Swelling in limbs and face.

  4. Protein excretion in urine.

  5. Carpal tunnel syndrome leading to numbness & tingling in hands.

  6. Build-up of ketone bodies.

  7. Risk of premature delivery or requirement of c-section.

If undetected for long, there could be worsening of eye problems, nerve damage and severe kidney disorder. Medication may be provided, including suggestion for having complete bed rest, early admission to the hospital or early delivery.

Unchecked diabetes can also put the baby at risks such as:

  1. High blood sugar levels leading to fat accumulation in shoulders and trunk.

  2. Low blood sugar level after birth.

  3. Still birth.

  4. Jaundice.

  5. Risk of getting obese or diabetic later in life.

  6. Macrosomia (having a large baby)

  7. Birth defects (not usually a risk for women with gestational diabetes)

  8. Respiratory distress syndrome (difficulty breathing)

Target blood glucose goals before getting pregnant:

  1. Pre-meal (before eating): 60-119 mg/dl

  2. 1 hour after meals: 100-149 mg/dl

Can Diabetic Women have Normal Pregnancy?

Most women look to this moment with equal parts fear, dread, and excitement. While many women with diabetes have a vaginal birth without complications, the chances of having a cesarean section or having labor induced before your due date are increased. That's partly because women with diabetes are more likely than others to have large babies, in which case vaginal delivery can damage the baby's collarbone or shoulders. It's also because diabetes and obesity increase a woman's risk for high blood pressure and a condition called preeclampsia (see box). These conditions often require early delivery to prevent harm to the mother and baby. The upside is somewhat more control of the circumstances around labor and delivery; the downside is that induction often leads to more intense, painful contractions that come faster, plus an increased chance of having a cesarean section.

Planning Pregnancy and Reducing the risks for you and your baby-

Starting a family requires a bit more planning when you're a mother-to-be with diabetes. But you can take some simple steps to make sure your pregnancy and your baby are safe and healthy.

  1. Start with a checkup: The first step in preparing for pregnancy is to talk to your health care provider. He or she might recommend:

    • Changing medications.

    • Treatment for certain conditions.

    • Consulting with specialists.

  2. Focus on Blood Sugar Control: Controlling your blood sugar level is the best way to prevent diabetes complications. When you're preparing for pregnancy, blood sugar control is more important than ever. Your health care provider might want you to reach a specific hemoglobin A1C level — a reflection of your blood sugar level for the past two to three months — before pregnancy.

  3. Keep up a Healthy Diet: Your diabetes diet probably includes plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. You can eat the same foods while you're preparing for pregnancy. If you're having trouble keeping your blood sugar level in your target range or you want to lose excess pounds before pregnancy, consult a registered dietitian. He or she can help you customize your diabetes meal plan to meet your pre-pregnancy needs.

  4. Get Active: Physical activity is another important part of your diabetes treatment plan. During your preconception appointment, get your doctor's OK to exercise. Then choose activities you enjoy, such as walking, swimming or stationary biking, and make them part of your daily routine.

  5. Manage Stress: When you are preparing for pregnancy, try to keep stress under control. Too much stress can interfere with your blood sugar level and make it harder to take good care of yourself — and your baby.

Gestational diabetes –

Gestational diabetes is diagnosed during pregnancy when your body cannot cope with the extra demand for insulin production resulting in high blood glucose levels. Gestational diabetes is managed by monitoring blood glucose levels, adopting a healthy eating plan and performing regular physical activity. Effective management of gestational diabetes will reduce the risk of complications during pregnancy and the birth of your baby.

Your gynecologist and dietician can help you with blood glucose monitoring, healthy eating and physical activity.

There are three basic components in effectively managing gestational diabetes:

  1. Monitoring blood glucose levels

  2. Adopting a healthy eating pattern

  3. Physical activity.

Gestational diabetes can often initially be managed with healthy eating and regular physical activity. However, for some women with gestational diabetes, insulin injections will be necessary for the rest of the pregnancy. Approximately 10 – 20% of women will need insulin; however, once the baby is born insulin is no longer needed. This is safe for both the mother and the baby.

After the baby is born, gestational diabetes usually disappears. A special blood glucose test (Oral Glucose Tolerance Test - OGTT) is performed six weeks after delivery to ensure that blood glucose levels have returned to normal. However, women who have had gestational diabetes have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life and should be tested for diabetes at least every 2 – 3 years.

Can gestational diabetes affect my baby?

If gestational diabetes is not well looked after (blood glucose levels remain high) it may result in problems such as a large baby, miscarriage and stillbirth. A large baby can create the risk of injury at delivery, caesarean delivery, forceps delivery and a need for the baby to be looked after in special care until the glucose level stabilises after delivery.

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