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Dr. Shankar

General Physician, Bangalore

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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Shankar is a renowned General Physician in Dasarahalli, Bangalore. You can visit him at Sarojini hospital in Dasarahalli, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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Hi, I am having cold. How I get rid of this. Please suggest.

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Hello, if symptoms are sneezing, running nose, blocked nose 1. Take proper rest/ lot of fluids 2. Take proper home made diet. 3. Steam inhalation carefully by steam inhaler twice a day for 2-3 days continuous cold may be because of many reasons like: 1. Any ent problem like dns polyp sinusitis 2. Low immunity 3. Allergic condition like allergic bronchitis so you need to consult ent doctor for proper examination and further management.

What is the name of medicine for head ache.

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What is the name of medicine for head ache.
Hello, you may be having headache because of stress/ refractory problems/ any ENT problem kindly follow advises given below: you can take: 1. Tablet Crocin (Paracetamol 500 mg) one tablet after food when required for headache after food for 2-3 days (maximum 2 tablets with gap of 12 hour can be taken in a day) 2. Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day 3. Get check eyes for refractive error 4. We need to go for ENT evaluation to rule out sinusitis 5. Get BP checked 6. Regular physical exercise and meditation and yoga complete history of your headache for further management like duration, severity, aggravating factors/relieving/ triggering/ associated factor to reach diagnosis consult physician for further management.

As Naksha is my friend she get headache when she's exposed to Sun for much time and that lasts for long time and she's going into a depression that what's happening to me why I am getting weaker she's afraid of doctors and she has eye sight and she's using spectacles can I know the reason she gets headache regularly when she gets exposed to sun.

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As Naksha is my friend she get headache when she's exposed to Sun for much time and that lasts for long time and she'...
Put a hat on her head, sunglasses and cover her face and body with cloth, while going out in Sun. Make her drink 1 litre of water before going out in sun. Get her thyroid function test (fasting) and electrolytes during the headache, if cause found treat. All the best.
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Hello I have a little problem Around my penis area there is itching I go to some doctors they told me this is because of bacteria I couldn't find any cure please suggest me as soon as possible.

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Around my penis area there is itching I go to some doctors they told me this is because...
Ringworm of groin is also known as tinea cruris or jock itch. It causes raised red sores with marked edges. This type of ringworm can spread to the buttocks, Inner thigh and external genitilia. Fungal infections of skin are the most common of all and are effectively treated with homoeopathy. This disease is more common in hot and moist weather and is more frequently seen in people who keep their feet enclosed in shoes or socks most of the time, (Athlete’s foot). It is also encouraged by the sharing of wash places and swimming pools. In frequent washing of socks and use of occlusive foot wear encourages relapses. It has been a widely acknowledged fact that homoeopathy can treat this condition effectively and without any side effects.
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I have a severe headache for past 2 months and I couldn't even tolerate. It s very frequent and is there a solution to come out of this. Please help me.

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I have a severe headache for past 2 months and I couldn't even tolerate. It s very frequent and is there a solution t...
Your head ache can be due to so many reasons such as indigestion, sleeplessness, cold or sinus, hot sun, excessive work, mental tension etc. Please try to identify and tell me reasons as you experience. Homoeopathy has a good treatment for this, which acts internally without adverse effects. Take belladonna 200 once in the morning and once in the evening for 4 days and give feedback.
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I have stomach ache since last 2 days and not able to walk even. And also tried home medicines but it not works. So what treatment should I need?

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I have stomach ache since last 2 days and not able to walk even. And also tried home medicines but it not works. So w...
1. Take bland diet, avoid oily, spicy, fried and junk food, 2. Drink plenty of water 3. Take one tablet of meftal spas ds as and when required after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily 4. Take one tablet of rantac150 mg twice daily before food.

My age is 24 .from last 1.5 years I am getting pains in my body. I didn't care about that medicine. Later I came to know that uric acid is increasing in blood. I hv taken medicine .uric acid became normal. But again uric acid is increasing in body Can anyone suggest me how can I control uric acid in body Currently I am not eating non veg. And I don't hv the habit of drinking Whether I can eat eggs or not? Please say me suggestions to improve my health so that I shouldn't take medicine.

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My age is 24 .from last 1.5 years I am getting pains in my body. I didn't care about that medicine. Later I came to k...
Uric acid is normally produced in body. The only thing is, you are not able to excrete fully, so it's level start rising. Only remedy to correct it is medicene. Because it is produced in excess by non veg, pulses and many vegetables also. Just take one tablet a day and eat every thing in small amounts and enjoy life. Eggs have to do nothing with uric acid, you can have it. .

I am 23 year old girl and I have sever thorat pain With small bumb on tongue basically near the tonsil area. Its belly 6 months I have this issue.

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I am 23 year old girl and I have sever thorat pain With small bumb on tongue basically near the tonsil area. Its bell...
Small nodules in the posterior aspect of the tongue are collection of lymphoid tissue known as lingual tossils. They produce B lymphocytes and have immunological protective fiction. For sore throat if it persists you should see a doctor.

I'm masturbating daily, is there any problem in future after marriage, is that good for health?

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I'm masturbating daily, is there any problem in future after marriage, is that good for health?
No, masturbation directly does not cause any health harm. Masturbation is just an alternative to actual sexual intercourse. It is just a personal choice to make whether to resort to masturbation or not. It would be inappropriate to label it as right or wrong and good or bad. However repeated masturbation may cause psychological dependence on the act to relieve stress every time. Such an obsession or dependence may cause problems. So it is always advisable to avoid resorting to masturbation for relieving stress and sexual excitement.
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I have body pain since 4-5 days what can be the reason? I haven't done anything like extra workout but still my body is in pain.

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I have body pain since 4-5 days what can be the reason? I haven't done anything like extra workout but still my body ...
take tab. Dolo 650 mg thrice a day after meal, tab. Pan 40 mg once a day for 3 days . if not ok then checkup b.p. ,uric acid, s.calcium, R A factor, cbc, blood sugar, and consult again. Thanks

I am 21 years old male. I feel headache, pain in eyes and I feel sleepy 24 hours. I was test my eyes many times but always disease or any defect not found in my eyes.

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I am 21 years old male. I feel headache, pain in eyes and I feel sleepy 24 hours.
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Hello- headache is due to your improper sleep and indigestion. Try these ayurvedic treatment- a) use pure almond oil as nasal drops (2 drops) twice daily. B) use shirah shool vajra ras 2 tab twice daily. C) do not sleep in day time. D) avoid fast foods and increase ghee in your diet. E) practice anulom vilom daily in the early morning.

Hello sir, I am of 26 and having a continuous headache for which I cannot concentrate. What should I do to get recovery from headache.

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Hello sir, I am of 26 and having a continuous headache for which I cannot concentrate.
What should I do to get recove...
Hello, you may be having headache because of stress/ refractory problems/ any ENT problem kindly follow advises given below: you can take: 1. Tablet Crocin (Paracetamol 500 mg) one tablet after food when required for headache after food for 2-3 days (maximum 2 tablets with gap of 12 hour can be taken in a day) 2. Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day 3. Get check eyes for refractive error 4. We need to go for ENT evaluation to rule out sinusitis 5. Get BP checked 6. Regular physical exercise and meditation and yoga complete history of your headache for further management like duration, severity, aggravating factors/relieving/ triggering/ associated factor to reach diagnosis consult physician for further management.

At what age child can speak normally. My child got three years and one month but he is still can't speak well.

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Hello, generally in the second year. Please consult a paediatric specialist and speech therapist as soon as possible. Regards.
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Hello. How can I maintain my heart healthy and to reduce my stress and to maintain my body fit?

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Hello. How can I maintain my heart healthy and to reduce my stress and to maintain my body fit?
Vegetables and fruits are best for safety of heart but non vegetarian foods and eggs cause cholesterol problems
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I am a diabetic patient over the three years. Doctors said it is a heredity. What should I do to stop it for my child?

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I am a diabetic patient over the three years. Doctors said it is a heredity. What should I do to stop it for my child?
Heredity plays a role but it is not the only cause. There are other causes like obesity, high calorie and carbohydrate rich diet excess sweets, sugar , sedentary life style, lack of exercise etc. For Diabetic prevention follow the advice given below 1.Do regular exercise 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet 4.Avoid sweets, excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet. 5.Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting Dietitian 6.Monitor your fasting, PP blood sugar and Hba1c three monthly 7.Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment
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I am 29 years old male, married before 2 years . Lack is sexual weakness, after sex sperm doesn't comes with pressure. How can I overcome this problem.

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I am 29 years old male, married before 2 years . Lack is sexual weakness, after sex sperm doesn't comes with pressure...
In most of the cases it is nervousness, anxiety which is the culprit. So stop worrying and keep your self in high spirits. Self esteem is paramount. Still if there is confusion /doubt then visit a qualified specialist. Maintaining a very healthy lifestyle is important. Relaxing the mind is also very important (so develop a hobby of your liking which will boost your self confidence).
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I am a 54 year old male. Both type 1 diabetic and hypertension. Been on medication since 20 yrs. Underwent a triple vessel by pass in nov 13. I also had a congestive cardiac failure in late oct 15. My cardiologist has put me under the following medicines. Cardivas 3.125 - BDTorsinex Plus - once dailyTelma 40 - once dailyRozavel 20 mg - once dailyClopileg A 75. Offlate I find my BP is fine but my pulse rate is between 90 to 100. Which earlier was 60 yo 70. Could this be due to any of the above medication.

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I am a 54 year old male. Both type 1 diabetic and hypertension. Been on medication since 20 yrs. Underwent a triple v...
BP medicines - pulse rate is on lower side , you are taking blood thinners also and a medicine to produce more urine to reduce load on heart due to congestive heart failure , plus you must be taking injection insulin for type 1 diabetes and a restricted diet. Take adequate amounts of potassium present in oranges , lemon , amla and drink more water and juices as allowed in your diet chart. Consult your treating doctor if need be.

What Causes Acidity? PART- 2: Correcting Diet and Lifestyle + Treatments

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Gastritis / acidity part -2

Simple ways to manage gastritis / acidity

Gastritis/ acidity is usually mild and can be cured easily by following better food habits and regular healthy lifestyle. However, sometime gastritis can cause pain in the upper part of the abdomen and may lead to stomach ulcers. Few over-the-counter (otc) antacid medicines and a set of do's and don'ts can relieve gastritis. Some of the lifestyle and dietary changes are as follows:

Lifestyle / dietary changes:

Excess spicy food and use of painkillers, alcohol, cigarettes and acidic beverages lead to symptoms of gastritis. To get rid of symptoms of gastritis, one should follow these simple remedies.

Small meals: eat food in smaller quantity and switch to several small meals.

Avoid painkillers: painkillers lead to ulcers in your stomach and cause bleeding. So, avoid unnecessary use of painkillers.

Yoga and physical exercise: kapalabhati, bhastrika and anulomaviloma yoga increases movement of body and organs, helpful in the treatment of gastritis.

Foods to be taken:

A healthy meal plan with low unhealthy fat, salt, and added sugar helps in relieving gastritis. Eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free or low-fat dairy foods. Lean meats, poultry (chicken and turkey), fish, beans, eggs, and nuts are also advised to gastritis patients.

Fruits: fruits contain vitamins, minerals, fibers and antioxidants should be the part of the diet plan.

Rice gruel: rice gruel helps in the formation of watery gastric juice and reduces the acidity level within the stomach. Only rice that has been aged for one year must be used. Wheat and barley are beneficial.

Vegetables: garlic and onion limit the growth of bacteria. Carrot juice, spinach juice, pumpkin, bitter gourd (kaakarakaya), cucumber (dosakaya), and green banana are effective. Broccoli is effective against h. Pylori bacteria in the stomach lining.

Dairy products: the calcium and vitamin d in milk reduce the stomach acids and gives relief to the stomach but, it should be with low content fat.

Grains: whole wheat chapattis, pasta, noodles made from whole grains should be included in the diet. Refined flour (maida) products should be strictly avoided. Limit the consumption of whole grain chapattis to about 2 chapattis, per day.

Green coconut water: drink green coconut water, as it provides the stomach with the necessary rest, vitamins, and minerals which provide an excellent and easy remedy for gastritis.

Foods to be avoided:

Several foods produce a large amount of acid in your stomach leading to gastritis. You should avoid intake of such foodstuffs in your diet:

- salty and spicy foods.

- vinegar and vinegar based food items.

- aerated drinks, citrus juices, caffeine.

- high fat/cholesterol contained food items.

- beef, fried fish, and pork.

- baked products like cookies, cakes, chocolates.

Medical treatments

Medical therapies/ options:

Several allopathic medicines are used for the treatment of gastritis, but their prolonged use can lead to problems like weak bones, constipation, vomiting. Antibiotics are used to kill h. Pylori bacteria, which causes ulcers and gastritis in your digestive tract. Antacids normalize acid production by blocking the action of the parts of cells that produce acids. Ulcer healing agents protect the tissues that line your stomach and small intestine. Besides these, surgery is preferred in complicated cases of gastritis like pus or mucous filled infections in stomach and intestines.

Ayurvedic and herbal therapies:

In Ayurveda, gastritis is known as urdhavaga amalapitta. It is caused in people who have pitta dosha, which means disturbance in the digestion of food leading to indigestion. When the pitta dosha gets increased in such people, there are greater chances of getting gastritis. Ayurvedic preparations like dhaatriloha, sukumaraghrita, sootashekhara rasa, kaamadudha rasa, leela vilas rasa, chandrakala rasa, amalakichoorna, triphalachoornaand amalapittantaka rasa are beneficial in gastritis. If there is constipation along with gastritis, then avipattikarachoorna is taken as the medicine of choice.

Few herbs that are beneficial for gastritis patients are

Cardamom (ilaayachee): soothes the stomach. It is especially beneficial if the gastritis causes heartburn.

Fennel (sauph): is digestive, traditionally used by Indians. Fennel gives the soothing effect to the stomach, facilitates digestion, reduces flatulence and relieves the stomach of excess acidity.

Ginger (adrakh): it is effective in treating indigestion that is associated with gastritis. It is especially useful for people who consume more of a non-vegetarian food.

Amla: is very beneficial in the treatment of several stomach ailments including gastritis.

Sandalwood (chandan): helps in gastritis because it has cooling properties. It can soothe the stomach muscles inflamed by gastritis.

Asparagus: it's roots are effective in reducing the hyperacidity of the digestive system.

Licorice (mulethi) root powder: the root of the licorice soothes the injury of the stomach and also reduces the h pylori.

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I am 25 female married before one year got abortion 4 times. Each 40-45 days. Dr. advice Torch infection. I am having Torch IGg rubella and herpes simplex and my husband having IGg rubella and cytomegalovirus in both blood test as positive . Why repeated abortion. He blamed me like he got infection from me. Pls tell wil this infection get cure. How I got infection. Doctor advice me zovirax and doxycycline for 60 days. After two months will I get negative results in Torch. Doctor advice same tablets for him but he refused to take. Now he left me in mom home. Pls guide me for cure my infection.

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I am 25 female married before one year got abortion 4 times. Each 40-45 days. Dr. advice Torch infection. I am having...
Your husband seems to be an adamant rigid person, take him to counselling. Anyone can get TORCH infection, as advised by doctor both of u need to get treated and then proceed. I cant c ur husband agitation at this point. Feel happy the condition has been diagnosed and treatment started
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