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Dr. Ranganath

MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

12 Years Experience
Dr. Ranganath MD - Psychiatry Psychiatrist, Bangalore
12 Years Experience
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Ranganath is one of the best Psychiatrists in Jayanagar, Bangalore. He has been a successful Psychiatrist for the last 12 years. He has completed MD - Psychiatry . You can visit him at Nimhans Hospital in Jayanagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ranganath and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Psychiatry - Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences - 2005
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I am 20 year male student and due to studies and part time work my health is constantly degrading. I have tried for jogging and doing yoga but I am not successful. This is causing depression in my mind.

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
I am 20 year male student and due to studies and part time work my health is constantly degrading. I have tried for j...
Hi have timely healthy nutritious food and ensure that you sleep atleast for 6 hours in total darkness everyday preferably at in the same time. Try this consistently for 2 months and that should help to improve your immunity.
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I am blessed with a baby boy on Friday morning 15.4. 2016. It's normal delivery (episiotomy delivery. It's very pain. If any future problem in episiotomy delivery can you tel me. And how to cure this pain.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
I am blessed with a baby boy on Friday morning 15.4. 2016. It's normal delivery (episiotomy delivery. It's very pain....
Hi lybrate-user. Congratulations on your good news. The pain will go away soon. I'm sure that you must have been given painkillers for it. Don't worry about it. There is no future problem because of this. All the best dear.
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I want to know that what is best treatment of hypertension. Alopetik ayurvedic ya homyopetik What is good for me. I was suffering from high bp before 10 month. Now it is under control. But when I felt high bp first time my stomach is moving up and down with pulse. Is it harmful for me? Can I drink alcohol if yes then how much quantity I can take in it?

MBBS, DMRD, MD - Radio Diagnosis, FIIM(Ayurved), D.SC, Post Doctoral Fellowship of Institute of Indian Medicine, Ph.D
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Ahmednagar
I want to know that what is best treatment of hypertension. Alopetik ayurvedic ya homyopetik
What is good for me. I w...
Dear If your present BP is normal, forget every thing Brisk walk, meditations will help. Enjoy beet root with food as salad.
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I am done ECG echo tmt lipid thyroid all are normal since November but in echo report shows GRADE 1 DYSTOLIC DYSFUNCTION AND TACHYCARDIA DURING STUDY AND RECENTLY ECHO REPORT SHOWS NOTHING.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I am done ECG echo tmt lipid thyroid all are normal since November but in echo report shows GRADE 1 DYSTOLIC DYSFUNCT...
Work towards reducing your weight. Have a healthy diet and daily routine. Indulge in some light exercises. Spend time with friends and family and be happy.
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I'm 22 year old male I have mild tremors in hand since childhood after consulting alots of doctors varying from general physicians to psychiatrists and neurologists my conditions never improved all possible test hv been done and nothing unsual found. For most its anxiety disorder because I have cold hands and feet. Please help me.

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
Hi . It will be good if you brief your medicatio details. And there are certain conditions where it is inborn, nothing much can be done to cut it down completely.
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I feel nervous every time I can't think much I always feel very tired mentally depressed. I get emotional very soon I never feel fresh or happy. I feel sick n tired always.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I feel nervous every time I can't think much I always feel very tired mentally depressed. I get emotional very soon I...
I will suggest you to Get your blood checked for CBC and follow up with reports and Apart from taking symptomatic treatment I will suggest you to take injection vitcofol 2 cc intramuscularly every alternate days for five pricks over the buttocks through a health professional.
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5 Things to Know about Chronic Pain

Fellow of Endoscopic spine surgery (FENDS) , Fellow of Interventional spine & pain (FISP) , MD-Anaesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Fellow of Pain Management (FPM) , DA( Gold medal-Anaesthesiology & Pain Medicine) , MBBS
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
5 Things to Know about Chronic Pain

Aside from the obvious problem with chronic pain - there are many other downsides to chronic pain that are important to know about. For those living with and enduring chronic pain, pass this along to your loved ones to help them understand and be supportive.

1. Pain is rarely 'all in your head'
People in pain are often treated as if their pain is actually made up or greatly exaggerated. While it is true that pain is subjective (people simply perceive pain differently) and some people may report pain because they have other agendas - for the vast majority, the pain is real and present. It is not made up. The problem is that chronic pain is often caused by types of anatomical problems that are difficult or impossible to diagnose using standard medical tests, and pain cannot be diagnosed like other medical problems (such as a broken bone that can be seen on an X-ray).

Fortunately, most in the medical community are now trying to understand and appreciate that chronic pain is real and needs to be treated and managed differently.

2. Pain is not the only problem - it breeds other health problems
Thoughts and emotions related to the pain also can come into play and aggravate or alleviate the pain. For example,depression, which is a serious disease, can worsen the pain. Sleep problems again caused by the pain, can also make the pain worse. And increased pain usually leads to increased sleep problems.

Often all conditions related to the pain need to be treated concurrently in order for the patient to get any relief.

3. Pain is deeply personal
Everyone experiences and expresses pain differently. Any two people with the exact same health condition are likely to feel and express their pain in unique ways depending on a number of factors. Newer chronic pain theories now have physiological explanations for how and why people experience pain differently.

When it comes to back pain, this is especially true. Two people can have the same type of herniated disc, but one feels only slight discomfort and the other feels intense, burning pain that is unresponsive to conventional treatment. It is also not uncommon that no anatomical cause of the pain can be detected.

Why is this point important? It means that chronic pain often needs to be treated as the primary problem, which is different than the conventional medical approach of identifying and treating the underlying problem causing the pain.

4. Chronic pain is its own beast
Unlike acute pain, which functions as a warning signal (e.g. I just stepped on a nail - better move my foot!), chronic pain does not have any useful function. It just is.

Often, chronic pain is caused by nerves that continue to send pain signals to the brain. When dealing with chronic pain, often one of the most frustrating things is that there is nothing to 'fix'. It just exists in your body.

5. Chronic pain is LONELY
After awhile, many people with chronic pain - especially pain that is caused by a condition that cannot be seen - begin to feel isolated. Here the Internet has done a world of good helping people in pain connect with others in similar situations and find a supportive peer group through online communities of people in similar situations.

Having a clearer understanding of how chronic pain works, as well as the central role that the mind plays in the experience of chronic pain, is becoming more mainstream in the medical community. Patients who start to gain more understanding of their own chronic pain may also benefit in terms of gaining increased emotional support, more effective and sustainable pain management, and even possibly harnessing the power of their minds to assist in coping with the pain.

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I am very depressed from last few days, but without any reason! I've become so lazy these days. What to do, I just can't understand.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am very depressed from last few days, but without any reason!
I've become so lazy these days.
What to do, I just ca...
If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue that needs urgent attention. 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 scotching 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 everyday and learn to be contended 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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My father is 58 year old he has became very weak and frequently gets fever and body pain and start talking anything I have consulted many doctors and done all tests but according to tests he is completely fine.

MBBS, MD - Community Medicine
General Physician, Jaipur
My father is 58 year old he has became very weak and frequently gets fever and body pain and start talking anything I...
Need to consult with a good physician in detail. For time being, you can discuss in private at Lybrate with some physician for initial thing to know how to proceed.
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MD, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
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Hi. I have a major problem from my very small age. I feel very inferior and shy. I cannot able to go out and behave, perform as me. Now I'm 25. I cannot able to decide what I am going to do. Also I cannot have good relationship. Fear, inferior, shyness, lack of creativity are my problem. At my school days I want to became a sports person. But when ever I try to do some inner voice blames me im very greedy. Is it true or not? What should I do.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi.  I have a major problem from my very small age. I feel very inferior and shy. I cannot able to go out and behave,...
Hi lybrate-user, we all have problems in life and sometimes it seems non manageable in that case its always better you speak to a professional i. E a psychologist. We should also pursue our dreams and make it true that doesn't make you greedy or anything like that. If you realize your full potential go for it. You need therapy for your shy and inferior attitude towards yourself.
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Sir, I have a big problem of nervous. At a normal time. I feel normal. But. At any public place I feel nervous. Nd increased heartbeat, and whole body trembled. Also feel some problem of speaking. Before that time it was not at all. Plzz suggest what to do.

MD - PHYSCIAN
General Physician, Delhi
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I have a big problem of nervous. At a normal time. I feel normal. But. At any public place I feel nervous. Nd in...
Thanks for posting your query. First you need support from your family and friends, from people who are near you and can help you while in danger. In such cases is better combine pharmacotherapy with psychotherapy. Also you can add to your daily routine relaxation techniques, better if you will consult psychiatrist who can advice you above mentioned combination of medication and psychotherapy. I appreciate that you have noticed your problem early. Please do write back in case you have follow up queries to ask.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. please help me.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. please ...
What you are going through is greaving. Loosing loved one is not easy to deal with emotionally. I am sorry for your loss. When you are greaving, your mind is continuously engaged in sad and disturbing thoughts and feeling of loss and perhaps guilt. When sadness over powers you it is difficult to feel any other feelings. Even feeling happy makes you feel guilty and uneasy. Slow but effective way to over cone sadness is to engage yourself in some neutral activities such as cleaning. Walking or readjng a light book. Once you try that for few days you may be ready for following things. There are few things I would like you to try. 1. When you feel sad. Feel the feeling of sadness fully. You may close your eyes and let that sadness flow through your mind and body. If tears flow let them flow. Cry it out. Feeling what you feel fully and totally is healing. Once you feel your sadness fully. You might feel the lightness in your heart. Feel that too and say out loud. How wonderful! and engage your mind remembering some good qualities and good times you spent with the person you are missing. 2. Regular simple breath awareness meditation also help manage your loss. 3. You may also l write daily 3 to 5 things you are grateful to every morning. These things could be as simple as having a bed to sleep and food to eat. Affirm what you write and add new thing in your list for 7 to10 days. If you are not feeling any change over next 2 weeks or if you lack motivation to initiate and maintain above activities hope this helps wishing you very best.
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I am very weak and and even lean and always I will be depressed all the time due to some love problems now I want to come over,what to do

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am very weak and and even lean and always I will be depressed all the time due to some love problems now I want to ...
you can go for following remedy You can also try thes home remedies Natural home remedy using cardamom seeds: 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day This is very helpful for you.
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I'm having panic disorder. I'm feeling shortness of breath from past 4 days and sometimes palpitation. So does inderal 10mg to get read of shortness of breath? Plse rply fast.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
I'm having panic disorder. I'm feeling shortness of breath from past 4 days and sometimes palpitation. So does indera...
Hello- these symptoms are associated with irregular digestion as pitta dosha after meals moves toward the heart and thus causes anxiety and palpitation. There is no role of anti-depressants and psychotic medication in this as they provide symptomatic relief but worsens the conditions during next episode, they also have ill effects on your central nervous system by making it slow. Use these safe ayurvedic medicines- a) prabhakar vati 1 tab twice daily after meals. B) pitta shekhar ras 1 tab twice daily. C) manas mitra vatakam 1 tab use sos.
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I am 36 years old unmarried girl. My height is 5 feet 1 inch and my weight is 80 kg. I have depression from last 8 years and I am taking medicines from last 8 yrs. I feel lethargic. I feel laziness and lack of energy. After waking up in the morning I feel no energy to get ready and go to school as I am IT trainer. I feel frustrated most of the times. I find difficult to breathe. I do not have full breath. While doing breathing exercises even I do not have full breath. I have 12.2 hemoglobin and 20.2 Vitamin D. I also feel pain in body. How can I improve my breathing to full capacity? Please advise me.

MD - Alternative Therapies, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
I am 36 years old unmarried girl. My height is 5 feet 1 inch and my weight is 80 kg. I have depression from last 8 ye...
Hello, depression is a symptom cluster which are complexly interactive. Hence it requires a well tolerated treatment that provides both acute symptom relief and continued benefits without side effects. Allopathic medicines for depression have many known side effects like nausea fatigue and drowsiness insomnia increased appetite and weight gain dry mouth blurred vision, etc your laziness and lack of energy are mostly due to your medication. Your problem of difficulty in breathing is because breathing is a huge component of depression. Shallow breathing pattern is commonly observed in people affected by depression. You should walk barefoot on ground daily for 10-15 mins, this is called earthing- by this you absorb free energy from earth, you gain benefits of reflexology. You can consult me for a safer alternative to treat depression. Regards,
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For e. G I lost somebody close last year and since than feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time please help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
For e. G I lost somebody close last year and since than feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the tim...
If you feel depressed, it's best to do something about it — depression doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting help from a doctor or therapist, here are 5 things you can do to feel better. 1.Exercise. Take a 15- to 30-minute brisk walk every day — or dance, jog, or bike if you prefer. People who are depressed may not feel much like being active. In addition to getting aerobic exercise, some yoga poses can help relieve feelings of depression. Two other aspects of yoga — breathing exercises and meditation — can also help people with depression feel better. 2.Nurture yourself with good nutrition. Depression can affect appetite. One person may not feel like eating at all, but another might overeat. Proper nutrition can influence a person's mood and energy. So eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and get regular meals (even if you don't feel hungry, try to eat something light, like a piece of fruit, to keep you going). 3.Identify troubles, but don't dwell on them. Try to identify any situations that have contributed to your depression. When you know what's got you feeling blue and why, talk about it with a caring friend. Talking is a way to release the feelings and to receive some understanding. 4. Express yourself. With depression, a person's creativity and sense of fun may seem blocked. Exercise your imagination (painting, drawing, doodling, sewing, writing, dancing, composing music, etc.) and you not only get those creative juices flowing, you also loosen up some positive emotions. Take time to play with a friend or a pet, or do something fun for yourself. Find something to laugh about — a funny movie, perhaps. Laughter helps lighten your mood. 5. Try to notice good things. Depression affects a person's thoughts, making everything seem dismal, negative, and hopeless. If depression has you noticing only the negative, make an effort to notice the good things in life. Try to notice one thing, then try to think of one more. Consider your strengths, gifts, or blessings. Most of all, don't forget to be patient with yourself. Depression takes time to heal. If you are happy with these answers please click on "useful” link so that I can know my efforts are not wasted. If you want more clarifications or prescription for medicines consult me on this site to ask me directly and not in open questions session It's not easy to say exactly what causes depression and anxiety – it's different for everyone. Sometimes a difficult time in you or your mates' life can set off depression or anxiety, sometimes it's caused by a combination of things that has built up over time and sometimes, there's just no obvious cause at all. As you are in depression you may have to take antidepressants. If these natural things do not help.
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Nowadays I am too much thinking about the activities we do everyday. Why is this happening? What can help me to lead a stress free life?

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Nowadays I am too much thinking about the activities we do everyday. Why is this happening?
What can help me to lead ...
Dear fiend, too much thinking means too many desires, which are always in future. We all are obsessed with future, not too much concerned with present, but the life always throbs in the present. Enjoy your present, and avoid getting into the trap of what one should be all the time. Also the single pointed focus on the result of all the activities brings stress. Instead try being focused on the activity itself. You are young do not complicate your life. Cheers.
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What should my daily intake of calories be? I am 19 year old. I don't indulge in heavy activities. I am rather more into studies. What should be my daily calories intake so that I can remain fit.

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
What should my daily intake of calories be?
I am 19 year old. I don't indulge in heavy activities. I am rather more i...
Dear lybrate user. You are just 19 and why do you want to worry about calories. Eat well, play well, sleep well and study well. That will do. Take care.
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