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Dr. Shailaja Balakumar

General Physician, Bangalore

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Dr. Shailaja Balakumar is one of the best General Physicians in Hebbal, Bangalore. She is currently associated with Dr. Shailaja Balakumar@Bangalore Baptist Hospital in Hebbal, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shailaja Balakumar on Lybrate.com.

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How should we calculate insulin for type 2 Diabetes mellitus condition ?plz give me with example.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
How should we calculate insulin for type 2 Diabetes mellitus condition ?plz give me with example.
Normally starting dose of insulin for type 2 diabetes is roughly 0.4-0.6 units/kg weight. But in type 2 diabetes insulin resistance is variable. In long standing diabetes pt whose beta cells are exhausted and who is obese insulin requirement may go beyond 2-3 units/kg. HbA1c is approx average of blood sugar control in last 3 months. More HbA1c means more uncontrolled diabetes and may require more insulin. Normally diabetologist starts insulin considering age of patient, duration of dm, HbA1c, obesity, current medication details, co morbidities, meal pattern and few other factors. Its individualised treatment and may not work same in other individual. Even insulin has different analogues and have different duration of action. For e.g. Lantus (glargine) has 24 hr action (basal insulin) and humalog (lispro) has 4 hr action. Human actrapid or huminsulin R (regular insulin) has 6-8 hr action. Etc so dosage and timing of insulin is also variable, it depends on which insulin you are taking or which insulin is suitable for you. I hope this answer help you to understand your doubt.
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Hi sir/ madam, I am a diabetic patient, 39 yrs, 87 kgs weight and doing 1 hour evening walk. I, last time checked it 150 240 sugar levels. And I am suffering from premature ejaculation which is not more than 2 mins. I got a suggestion that use vital m-40 capsules to boosting the power (herbal product) if I use this any side effects will occur in future or what other medicine I use please help me.

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jammu
Hi sir/ madam, I am a diabetic patient, 39 yrs, 87 kgs weight and doing 1 hour evening walk. I, last time checked it ...
In diabetes due to weakening of peripheral nerves premature ejaculation is very common. U should take only ayurvedic medicine for curing this problem. Do not take any chemical based d med. U can msg me in my consult if you want to get a good and safe Ayurvedic medicine for premature ejaculation.
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I am suffering from common cold from yesterday and my whole body is in pain like fever. Whenever I cough a burning sensation rises in whole upper chest area it is just very harsh. What should I do to reduce such reaction and sleep soundly.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering from common cold from yesterday and my whole body is in pain like fever.
Whenever I cough a burning se...
Whenever there is mucous discharge from the nostrils I will suggest you to take one tablet of cetrizine at night and For fever take one tablet paracetamol 650 mg and can repeat it after eight hours as and when needed and For dry cough I will suggest you to take syp Ascoril-D 2.5 ml and can repeat after a gap of six hours as and when required and Take Cp. Amoxicillin 500 mg twelve hourly one after breakfast and one after dinner for five days.
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I have too much fear regarding pain while getting intimate with hby. I tried wd fingers too but I can not make it as its too tyt. Advise me please I got married just 3 months ago.

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
frist u start with foreply and slow fingering and later insert penis and apply externally cocunut oil some day... its subside pain automatically... not to worry... otherwise use lidocaine gel apply externally before intimate
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My friend has a neck pain and took all the prescriptions given by the doctor but neck pain is still there he works in night shift! is that a reason?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Massage prasarini oil or pranacharya restopain oil on your neck with light hand. Then give hot formentation. Take yograj guggul 1-1 tab twice a day after lunch and dinner. Take 2-2 tsf maharasnadi kwath two times a day. Sleep on flat surface. Avoid soft pillows. Do neck exercises regularly. Use cervical collar band minimum for 1 hour in a day. 1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep. Avoid coffee. Tea. Fermented food. Spicy food. Junk food.
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Low Sexual Desire - 5 Reasons Behind It

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Sexologist, Faridabad
Low Sexual Desire - 5 Reasons Behind It

There are innumerable explanations as to why couples in long-term relationships find themselves in situations when either one of the partner’s starts avoiding sex for a reason the other cannot comprehend.

The explanation for your partner’s behaviour may be due to an underlying medical issue or various emotional or psychological factors. Following are a few reasons why your partner does not want to have sex anymore:

1. Physical factors: Your partner might be experiencing a loss of libido due to physical ailments, particularly ones pertaining to the endocrine and circulatory systems. Disorders such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, heart complications to name a few, affect the hormone levels in the body, which leads to the lack of sexual drive.

2. Psychological factors: Many mental and emotional factors also affect libido in both men and women. Stress and depression, which often cause sleep deprivation, are two of the biggest causes of unwillingness to have sex. Talk to your partner about what the root of the problem is and ascertain what is creating stress and triggering depression. Communication and counselling are the main ways of dealing with such a situation.

3. Excessive masturbation: If a person watches too much pornography and consequently indulges in masturbation frequently, sexual function is automatically lowered when it comes to performing during intercourse. If your partner masturbates too much, simply ask that the practice be put an end to.

4. Lack of affection: When there is a lack of warmth and affection between partners, the desire to engage in sexual intercourse is automatically diminished. Communicate with your companion to determine ways in which you can rekindle love and passion in the relationship.

5. Addiction to narcotics: If your partner has developed an addiction to certain narcotics , such as nicotine, morphine and various anti-depressants, that are known to reduce sexual drive, it could be the reason for not wanting to have sex.

The reasons for developing an aversion to sex are often extremely subjective and complex. Open and honest communications between partners may unravel the problem but in many cases, therapy and medical assistance provides the solution.

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Homemade Remedies To Cure Hangover!

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
Homemade Remedies To Cure Hangover!

A night out with its fair share of drinks is enjoyable, but it is the morning after which tends to have the after affects. Hangovers are a problem with anybody who has had a drink too much the night before and it might leave you in an incapacitated state due to nausea, headache (learn more about the facts of headache) and dehydration.

Here are some of the known homemade remedies which can cure hangovers:

  1. Make sure you take a lot of water and fluids: After you have woken up after a night out where you had lots to drink, you are bound to have a hangover as alcohol is known to dehydrate the body. Thus it is advisable that you drink plenty of water and other fluids. Only water isn’t going to be enough as water can hydrate you but many of the other nutrients will only be supplied by juices, rehydrating drinks, sports drinks or other such. Thus it is important to consume a variety of these fluids.
  2. Eat a hearty breakfast: The longer you are with an empty stomach, the longer it is going to take the hangover to go away. Eating a hearty and filling breakfast will relieve the hangover to a great extent. However, eat foods which are easy to digest, such as cereals and toast. Avoid greasy and oily foods in the morning as they may add to the nausea.
  3. If you have nowhere important to be, go back to bed: If you have the time and nothing to do, then it is advisable to sleep (know more to improve the quality of your sleep) a little longer while you keep rehydrating yourself whenever you wake up. This is going to give your body the fluids it needs while resting is going to give it plenty of opportunity to heal itself.
  4. Eat ginger, both before and after drinking: Ginger has been used as a home remedy across cultures for centuries to treat nausea. It is thus wise to eat crystallized or candied forms of ginger, both before and after consumption of alcohol as it will lessen its effects on the body. You can take ginger the night after as well to reduce the nausea that comes with hangover.
  5. Stretch out and exercise a little: Between naps it may not be a bad idea to stretch out and exercise a little, which will help you release endorphins to make you feel better. However, ensure that it is light exercise so that the nausea and headaches are not exacerbated. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.
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I have lots of acne on my face and back with pus and blood in it since last 3-4 years. What should I do to remove it.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I have lots of acne on my face and back with pus and blood in it since last 3-4 years. What should I do to remove it.
Please follow the following in respect to your queries: 1. Clean your face twice a day using lukewarm water to dissolve oil. 2. Avoid touching your face with your hands as this germs to your facial skin, making it to breakouts. 3. Ensure that you drink 10-12 glasses of water daily. 4. Avoid fried and spicy food. 5. Include fruits, raw vegetables and fresh vegetable juices in your diet. 6. Avoid harsh skin products. Take homeopathic medicine kali brom 30 twice daily 4 pills update after 2 weeks.
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She is suffering from constipation problem since from couple of month. Please give some effective advise for this problem. She is taking lactose from couple of weeks but its didn't work.

MBBS
General Physician,
She is suffering from constipation problem since from couple of month. Please give some effective advise for this pro...
Let me tell you how can your digestive system be regularized. First of all have a look at your life style. Regular sleep and dietary habbits, in most of cases do suffice. Any addictions, may be smoking, drinking, tobacco chewing etc. Also have bad effects on digestion. In addition, compulsorily mixed type of salad must be present at each time when you eat. Add fruits of season to lunch. Drink a lot of water. Extra effort for the problem may be taken in the form of 2 spoons of honey added to half a cup of lukewarm water every morning empty stomach is excellent remedy. A week or so, if followed the above, still persistent, medicines may be prescribed. Not now. Hope satisfied regards.
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What is the best remedy for dust allergy. I'm suffering from this allergy more oftenly. I have very bad experiences with this. I think dust allergy is more dangerous disease than cancer. I'm suffering alot. Its unbearable some times. Especially in rainy and winter season. please suggest me the permanent solutions. Please please.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
What is the best remedy for dust allergy. I'm suffering from this allergy more oftenly. I have very bad experiences w...
Hi, take tab. Septillin 2-0-2 after food and rhinorin lehya 1 tsf twice daily followed by milk for 3 months continuously. Take immunocin 1 tab. Twice a day for 3 months to gain immunity in the body. Avoid cold and refrigerated food. Avoid sweets and oil fried food. Perform pranayama daily in the morning for 10-15 mins. Avoid exposure to dust by tying a kerchief or a mask around the face covering the nose.
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Hello doctor, I got typhoid, fever from last two days, in a report appearing typhoid levels are 1.160 Both type H and O, please suggest medication and diet, do's and don't.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Symptoms of Typhoid 1.Continuous high fever of long duration 2.Headache, Body ache,Lethargy 3.Loss of Appetite, Pain Abdomen 4.Diarrhoea or Constipation 5.Intestinal bleeding and perforation (In severe cases) Symptoms of Typhoid Treatment 1.Consult doctor with blood report like Widal/Typhidot test. 2.If it is Typhoid, you have to take a course of antibiotic for 10-14 days 2.Take Bland diet, Avoid spicy,oily and fatty food. 3.Drink plenty of water, Fresh fruit(avoid citrus fruits) Juice, coconut water 4. Take rest Prevention Typhoid is due to fecal contamination of food and water. It can be prevented by 1.Avoiding contaminated food and water from out side sources like junk food etc 2 Use purified drinking water and have warm home made food, 3.Avoid fly contamination of food 4,Properlyl wash your hands before taking food 5. Wash vegetable, Fruit before consuming
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People suggest that eating curd is not good for health if taken night hours. Instead they say take milk. And people suffering from diabetes for them intake of curd is good or not?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
People suggest that eating curd is not good for health if taken night hours. Instead they say take milk. And people s...
Mr. lybrate-user, Usually those who follow Ayurvedic medicine tend to say that taking curds is not good particularly at night time. We do not think like that. It is good at any time of the day, provides a good source of proteins and also is probiotic. Even milk at night is also equally good. Thanks.
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I am Antony raj. My pennis size is very small. I need your suggestion to increase my pennis size.

B.A.M.S., M.D.(A.M), EX-M.R.C.G.P., EX-M.R.S.H., EX-M.S.I.E.C.U.S, EX-M.S.S.S.S.
Sexologist, Mumbai
I am Antony raj. My pennis size is very small. I need your suggestion to increase my pennis size.
For penis size: There is no medi (tab, cap, powder,oil,pumps,rings) in the world could increase length & girth (motai) of penis. Even if spending lacs of Rupees. Size of penis is not imp. For satisfctry sexual relationships. For this one should hv a good firm,hardness in penis & should tk sufficient time bfor discharge. Hv good sleep,do exercise & yoga daily 1 hr. Tk hot milk 1 glass mor & eve Tk tab. Manmath Ras & Pushp dhanva Ras one tab. Each mor & eve for 3 months. See the results orelse consult a sexologist personally.
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Hello sir good afternoon I wanna know about Dyspnea disease what is it? And is there any treatment of it? My friend is suffering from this problem. She is Gasping from doing a little thing .so please tell me sir this is serious problem or it may be solve from some treatment. Please suggest me sir. And also tell which type of diet we should follow for her. Thanks.

DM Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
Dear lybrate-user, Dyspnoea, means breathlessness. It could be due to heart or lung related problems. I would advise you to show your friend to a good physician.
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I got some infection around my ass hole I am afraid of it thinking piles what should I do now.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
avoid constipation, take fiber containing diet. use green vegetables. take proper amount of water.. take tab pilex one tab 3 times a day for one month.apply annovate cream on anus. consult surgeon if not ok.
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I have cough about six months. Which type medicine should be take? Will you help me please. And cough is more in morning time.

MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
Hi! Tab.azee( azyyhromycin) 500 mg for 3 days after lunch. Wait for 3 more days after the treatment Then if your cough is not coming down please visit a physician Thank you.
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I have been facing issue of runny nose since last week. Specifically whenever I come in AC, I start sneezing, running nose which further leads to itchy throat.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have been facing issue of runny nose since last week.  Specifically whenever I come in AC,  I start sneezing, runni...
Now a days are of viral infection be careful. Cold,Sneezing, sore throat, a stuffy nose, coughing -fever,bodyache,headache,occured in viral infection. What can you do for your cold or cough symptoms? besides drinking plenty of fluids and getting plenty of rest, you may want to take medicines. There are lots of different cold and cough medicines, and they do different things. Nasal decongestants - unclog a stuffy nose...i.e ................ nasal dop/spray.....nasivion Cough suppressants - quiet a cough...................................... syp. Brozedax Expectorants - loosen mucus so you can cough it up.............syp...zeet expectorant Antihistamines - stop runny noses and sneezing.....................tab/syp....levocetirizine Pain relievers - ease fever, headaches, and minor aches and pains.......tab..flucold plus . Here are some other things to keep in mind about cold and cough medicines. Read labels, because many cold and cough medicines contain the same active ingredients. Taking too much of certain pain relievers can lead to serious injury. Do not give cough medicines to children under four, and don't give aspirin to children. Not helpful uses of antibiotics medicines. avoid more siting in A C room/area.
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I want locally and easily available strongest sleeping tablet for 8 hours sleep. Because I am suffering from insomnia disorder. please name the tablet.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I want locally and easily available strongest sleeping tablet for 8 hours sleep. Because I am suffering from insomnia...
Dear, These are some instructions & methods for good sleep: • Frequent oil massage of head with oil relax your mind and enhances sleep. You can also do foot massage daily it destress you. * Eat food with a bowl of curd and after that off the light and go to sleep because after eating meal our brain become relax and sleep comes. • Drink a glass of milk at night daily. * Avoid the excess use of laptop and phone during night. They also cause sleeplessness. • Do not take caffeine, tea & alcohol in excess and these are stimulant,(activate) your brain result in lack of sleep. • Avoid drinking alcohol & smoking. • Do not take stress. Do meditation and long breathing pranayams to relax the mind.
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I have a problem in acidity, I can't intake a rich food, sometimes there occur a pain at my left belly. How can I resolve it?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have a problem in acidity, I can't intake a rich food, sometimes there occur a pain at my left belly. How can I res...
Dear, take care of your eating habits. If you feel burning in stomach, then you better is to take fruits and reduce regular meals. Sometimes,simply eating less takes care of stomach trouble. Please make it a point that too bitter, too sour, salty, hot, pungent, dry and burning foods are to be avoided as such foods cause distress, misery and disease. Thus deep frying foods or foods taking lot of oil as in gravy vegetables , salty foods , spicy foods , long preserved , frozen foods , junk foods like pizzas burgers chips are to be avoided. In addition , walk fast for 30 minutes every day or engage in some service every day. Please also do meditation regularly and sincerely which has been scientifically proved for overall health. If any doubt regarding the treatment, you can ask here in this chat. Sincerely, Sunil
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