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Dr. Sashikala

Gynaecologist, Bangalore

200 at clinic
Dr. Sashikala Gynaecologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Sashikala is a renowned Gynaecologist in AECS Layout, Bangalore. You can visit her at Columbia Asia Hospital in AECS Layout, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Sashikala on Lybrate.com.

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FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
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The power of workout
Exercise of any kind whether it is brisk walking running or weight training if done for 30 minutes or so five days a week offers tremendous benefits both physical and mental. Several studies have proven that working out can reduce stress and boost the body's ability to deal with existing mental tension and anxiety

What are all significant symptoms before pregnant? My menstrual is skipping nearly for a month. Are there any specific symptoms?

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
You may have symptoms of nausea and vomiting but they occur after 1.5 to 2 months of being pregnant. Moreover these symptoms need not be present always. Sime women may bot show any symptoms of pregnancy but still be pregnant It is always advisable to confirm your pregnancy or consult a gynecologist.
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I would like to do sex with my girlfriend which is the better time for not getting pregnancy.

MD-Pharmacology, MBBS
Sexologist, Delhi
7 days before the first day of period or 7 days after the first day of period has minimum risk of pregnancy. Assuming her periods are minimum 28 days.
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MD - Microbiology
General Physician, Bangalore
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Handwash every time before you have a meal or after touching unclean items is the greatest way of keeping free of infection.
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I am 22 years old unmarried girl 40 kg weight. I am finding light bleeding (brown in color sometimes even red in color) for the past 10 days after 5 days of the completion of my periods. Also there is little back pain. Is there any abnormality.

MD, MCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
This can be a normal bleeding called as ovulatory bleeding, but to know the exact cause of bleeding, you need not to worry, nothing serious can happen, so be happy.
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4 Shocking Things That Can Happen to You If You Drink Too Much Coffee

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Vadodara
4 Shocking Things That Can Happen to You If You Drink Too Much Coffee
4 Shocking things that can happen to you if you drink too much coffee

Every morning you may require your shot of coffee (or caffeine) to be wide awake, in the evening to lessen fatigue or at night to improve focus and concentration. But like every other thing, even coffee comes with its sweet spot. Research reveals that the appropriate caffeine intake per day should be about 500-600 mgs, which adds up to about 5 cups of coffee. When you cross this limit, coffee can have several unsavory effects on your body. Sample these.

1. Heightened sensory experience

A 2009 study by Durham University revealed that individuals who have about 3 cups of coffee are 3 times likelier to see things, hear voices as well as sense the presence of imaginary beings. Hallucinations are a result of the caffeine content in the coffee, which bring about an aggravation in the physiological effects of stress. The caffeine in coffee causes overproduction of cortisol (a stress hormone) leading to heightened sensory activities.

2. Too much coffee could end up making you fatter

A study published in a reputed journal revealed the links among caffeine, cortisol, and fat storage. It disclosed that caffeine has the propensity to significantly increase the levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. High levels of cortisol can bring about an increase in storage of fat around your mid-section, and can subsequently lead to obesity and other serious diseases like Type 2 Diabetes and cardiovascular ailments.

3. It can cause liver damage

Too much coffee can damage your liver. Results from a study indicate that individuals who consume about 2 or more cups of coffee every day were 50% likelier to develop chronic liver disease compared to individuals who drank less than a cup per day.

4. It can cause twitching of your muscles

Since coffee contains caffeine, too much of it can cause the muscles in your body to move erratically. This is because caffeine found in coffee is a natural stimulant, and can affect the nerves of your muscles adversely.
Whether it’s coffee or tea or even beer, moderation is the key to enjoying your favourite beverage to avoid the negative effects it can have on your health.

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I am 25 year old and having one child. Post delivery I put on weight now I don't know how to reduce it. Please help me.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Reduction of weight has same principles of balancing calorie intake and using calories. Important is to maintain essential nutrition during that time, not to feel weak or less energetic at that time and maintain after reduction. If you are serious about it contact me on girish@ankurhospital.com as even at long distance I can suggest you details.
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In my right hand always swelling is made and my periods are completed in two and half days my age is 35 years. Please help me I have pain also my palm with swalling in both hands

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
You can start tab deviry 10 mg twice a day from d16 to d25 of ur menses for 3 months. It will settle.
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Dear sir/madam, actually my wife just had a baby. Mam I want to know that she can eat oily food?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Chandigarh
There is no restriction on any kind of food. But it is advised the diet should be rich in nutrients, vitamins, minerals and importantly protein, lot of water. Which would help in breast feeding and also inviolution post delivery. Too much oily and junk will aid in weight gain in an unhealthy way.
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My wife's age is 49 and she is under menopause due to which she has very little interest in sexual and love. She is working for 8 to 9 hours in sales and also after coming back home cook food. We hardly have sexual relationships during Sunday and that too she obliges me due to the relationship. Can you please suggest the foods, vegetables and any homeopathic medicines with proven record which can increase her stamina and also develop feelings in her for our smooth and sexual and other love relationship.

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Hi, one has to regain the energy, spent by calorie value through diatary regulation. Mental satisfaction is essential, too to reduce d stress& anxiety. You hv to respect her feeling and let her cool down to generate interest in sexual activities when she is back home. She should tk, apple, carrots, cheese, milk, almonds, walnuts, spinach, beet roots, pomegranate, mangoes to restore her energy. Homoe medicines: @ sepia 200-6 pills, at bed time. @ alfalfaq-10 drops, thrice with little water. @ ignatia30-6 pills, thrice a day. Tk care.
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I wanted to know if I will get pregnant. My cycle ends on 2nd December and I had unsafe sex on 8th December but we are not sure if my husband ejaculated inside me, we are newly married, so not planning for a baby. Please let me know if there is any risk. What kind of precautions should I take?

Diploma in Anesthesia, MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
By the normal calculation of ovulation in a women you can safely assume that intercourse which was on 8th doesnot cause pregnancy, provided your periods are regular and your dates are correct. and precautions to be observed for not getting pregnant is definite methods are using condom or you using oral pills or having IUD inserted in your uterus. All the other methods like safe period and ipill etc., are of doubtful value and depends on your luck. good luck
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Hii. I'm very disturb to take my health. How can I healthy. Plss suggest. And during exam time we always slept very soon so I didn't prepare my course how can I wakeup a lot of time of midnight.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
U need 7 - 8 hr sleep in 24 hrs thats sufficient for study you should keep on studying regularly not only in exam days.
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What to do to when a girl had sex and after 2 month she came to know she is pregnant How to handle this situation if she don't want to get babies Apart from abortions.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DGO
Obstetrician, Vadodara
Hello AQ If she doesn't want Abortion then Deliver term Baby with Option 1 Rear a baby with Single Parent. 2 Donate the child through legal channel. These are option for unmarried Adult Girl .Thanks
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I m 37 year old. I have gone through 2 miss-pregnancy in last 2 years. I am planning to conceive now, what are the precautions I should take Dr. Thank you.

Fellowship in Infertility, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Rewari
Hello lybrate-user. Dis is crucial age of pregnancy. You have to consult. Go for few investigation to make sure in your uterus no any structural abnormality. Send me details of your abortions. Like at how many weeks it happened, you go for d & c or not. Plan your pregnancy as soon as possible. Also consult a doctor in person.
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My wife is just 18. And I am 21. M jaan na chahta hu ki kya pet me dard hone par aur baar baar ultiya aane ka mtlb pregnant ho skti h kya aur abi period aane me 13 din hn kya hum pregnancy test kar skte hn and also give me 1 advice for I do not wanna be father in this age still I am a student.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
Having vomiting in the middle of cycle can't be because of pregnancy. There is no need to do a pregnancy test. To avoid pregnancy in the future you may use condoms or low dose oral contraceptive pills. Both do not carry any side effects.
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After giving birth my wife have lost interest in sex. She hardly gets orgasm once a month that too after her menstrual periods. please help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi. A woman’s libido is the desire for sexual intercourse. Common causes of lack of sexual desire include exhaustion, poor self-esteem, or an unhappy relationship. A significant cause may be hormone imbalance from childbirth, chemical birth control or other hormonal changes. Stress, melancholy along with getting older are normal cause. Medication: Give your wife homoeopathic medicines which are safe to take even if she's breast-feeding - Avena Sativa Q/ 10 drops in 1/2 cup of water/ 3 times a day and China 30 - both thrice daily for a month. Is she taking calcium and iron supplements? If not, ask her gynaecologist, she will let you know. Management: 1. Talk openly with your partner about her sexual desire or weakness 2. Daily exercise for her is helpful to increase sexual drive (but do consult her gynaecologist and physiotherapist both) 3. Try to keep her body free from obesity (which can be achieved from regular exercising and regular walk) 4. Let her take a balance diet filled with plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit 5. Ask her to learn to relax and de-stress by meditating 6. Stop smoking (if she does so) 7. Alcohol has bad affects to sexual function and desire. Try to reduce the drinking of alcohol (in case she drinks) 9. Avoid illegal and powerful sexual drugs (Ask her to practice pranayam regularly for half an hour preferably in a garden early in the morning which de-stresses the body). Also, tell her to practice Pelvic floor exercise or Kegel exercise, consists of repeatedly contracting and relaxing the muscles that form part of the pelvic floor. In order to locate your pelvic muscles try to stop and begin the flow of urine as using the bathroom. You can perform Kegel exercises with the empty bladder as exercising pelvic muscle with the full bladder might result in urinary tract infections. Kegel exercises are employed to strengthen the pubococcygeal muscle and other muscles of the pelvic diaphragm. Kegels can help men achieve stronger erections, maintain healthy hips, and gain greater control over ejaculation. The objective of this may be similar to that of the exercise in women with weakened pelvic floor: to increase bladder and bowel control and sexual function. Foods which increases sex drive: Chillies, peppers, avocados, bananas, chocolates, oysters, pomegranate, red wine, walnuts, vanilla, watermelon, coffee and spicy food.
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Dr. Sapna Zarwal Tells You How To Improve Your Bed-time Routine

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Dr. Sapna Zarwal Tells You How To Improve Your Bed-time Routine
You might have a wonderful morning routine to keep you healthy. However, do you know what really determines health is also your bed time routine? Each night you end one day and stand at the brink of starting a new one. It is therefore crucial how you organize your bed time.

Here are 7 things to adopt for your bed time-

1) Plan for next day: Preparing in advance always gives you more time and leaves you stress free. Things like looking for keys, deciding what to wear etc make you late and add to your morning stress. Prepare also for breakfast or what to cook the next day. Planning at night doesnt take much time and makes your next day start on a good note.

2) Shut out the buzz: Most of us say goodnight to family and head to bed only to spend the next hour checking Facebook and social media. Or you end up watching a funny video or movie late into the night. If you keep yourself distracted, you can't go off to sleep early or get quality sleep. The light from your gadget's screen can be harmful and stress inducing. It is best to give yourself an hour away from your mobile phone or other gadgets before you sleep.

3) Write a 'Thank-You' Diary: There are many ways to become a more positive person and the best is to have appreciation. Try finding out that 1 thing (more is better) that you are thankful for. Do it everyday. This practice right ahead of your sleep time calms you down, makes you feel happy, satisfied and goes on a long way in contributing to a heathy lifestyle.

4) Stretch it out: Like most people do you also have a job where you keep sitting for long hours? Stretching really works, it helps lengthen tendons and muscles and can reduce the frequency and severity of cramps ensuring you get a better night's sleep.

5) Try meditating: Our work life has become ever so demanding, we are constantly bombarded with information via the television, social media, the internet, friends and work which results in stress and anxiety! Few minutes of meditation before bed, slows down your brain activity which results in a deeper and more peaceful sleep. You will wake up feeling well-rested, energized and ready to take on the day!

6) Book by your side: Reading before bed is has amazing benefits. Firstly, it calms the nerves by eliminating excess sound and vision stimulus (exactly the opposite of what you get from watching television!). It helps you to wind down and sleep better, it also improves brain function, your memory and the thinking process overall.

7) Sleep is crucial: Foremost is to simply make sleep a priority. It is not as simple as it sounds. Sleep deficiency directly relates to increased stress, weight gain and productivity loss. Going to bed late and managing with 5 or 6 hours sleep sets a bad tone for your day.

Your happiness and general wellbeing is controlled by how relaxing you make your bed time.

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Can numerous fibroids and an enlarged uterus cause bladder prolapse? why does my gynecologist think my bladder bulging into my vaginal canal is a fibroid even after I was sent to a urologist for stress incontinence issues?

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Yes you can have a fibroid polyp that can come outside the vagina and mimic a prolapse. Also if you have a large uterine fibroid it can put pressure on your bladder and call the vaginal wall to prolapse. What you actually have depends on the examination findings
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