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Dr. Soumya Hegde

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

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Dr. Soumya Hegde is a trusted Psychiatrist in Kasturi Nagar, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Soumya Hegde personally at Nightingles Centre for Ageing & Alzheimers in Kasturi Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Soumya Hegde and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Respected Sir Madam, I have suffered with anxiety and sleeping disorder from last two months. Taking alprazolam 0.25 twice a day. Now feeling better. But sometimes a day I feel my heart beat rate fast and difficult to get in sleep at night and daily face night mares at night. Kindly suggest me can I use etizolam instead of alprazolam.

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Respected Sir Madam, I have suffered with anxiety and sleeping disorder from last two months. Taking alprazolam 0.25 ...
I am recommending you an following remedy which will surely help you natural home remedy using almonds, milk, saffron and honey: 1. Soak 8-10 almonds in water overnight 2. Peel off the skin and crush them in the morning 3. Add 1 tsp of crushed almonds to 1 cup warm milk 4. Add a pinch of soaked saffron 5. Add 1 tbsp of honey 6. Mix well 7. Drink once every day surely you will get results.

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Smoking or consuming smokeless tobacco is very harmful for your teeth. It can lead to various oral diseases like oral cancer, gingivitis, periodontitis and tooth decay. 

How to concentrate on studies? As my exams are going on I am not getting concentration.

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If your lack of concentration is due to stress then try some relaxation technique couple of times a day. Focusing on your goal in terms of other grades or chievements lso works wonderfully in helping you main't a in your motivation. Also try following things for concentration try following things on a daily basis and you will see positive results. Concentration is a mental skill that you can develop. There are two ways to improve your concentration: first, raise your brain's natural ability to concentrate. In other words, increase your attention. Second, adjust the environment around you to make concentrating easier. To improve your concentration takes a little time and effort, but it can be worth it. In my personal experience with students. This can make noticeable improvement in a relatively short time. Ideas for daily concentration-boosting habits include: mindfulness meditation - many studies confirm that 20 minutes of meditation or more per day improves concentration and attention span. Focusing on your breathing, known as mindfulness meditation, is one of the simplest way of meditation. Start with ten minutes in the morning and ten minutes before bed. Proper sleep -i am sorry to say it. Pulling all nighter will not help with your grade. Unless you are getting sufficient restful sleep, you are not going to be as mentally focused as you could be. Brain game -. The more you use certain skills, the more they are reinforced in the brain. So it makes sense that playing concentration games and games that require you to focus will improve your concentration ability. You need to be consistent in this. Play for about 10 to 20 minutes each day. Have fun, and get the benefits but remember not to spend more than 20 minutes a day. Your goal is to improve your concentration and not the score in the game! eat healthier - your brain needs the proper nutrients to allow you to focus. Eat more vegetables and fruits and avoid consumption of junk food as much as possible. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Exercise is helpful in both reducing stress and increasing focus. At-least 20 minutes a day would go a long way. Optimize your mental state & environment in addition to building the habits described above into your daily routine, also adjust your environment and your current mental state to improve your concentration when studying. Create a study spot. Your brain loves routine. Create a place where all you do is study. An obvious choice is a secluded desk of some kind, but the trick is to make sure you only study in that spot. Studying in bed is a bad habit, for example, because your body is trained to want to sleep once you get into bed. Remove distractions. Turn off the ringer on your phone and take other steps to prevent interruptions. Don't study with the television on or with talk radio playing. Some studies have shown that soft instrumental music (no vocals) can help improve your concentration. Block background noises. If you have to study or work in an environment where it is too loud (classroom or open space) or too quiet (such as at home or at a library) you can get easily distracted by outside influences. With the right amount of background noise you can actually block out distractions and enhance your creative thinking. Use time boxes. Set a time limit when you need to study new material. For example, let's say you want to read one chapter in a book (and remember it). Decide in advance that you can have 45 minutes to read the chapter, and 15 minutes to review it. Set a timer to keep yourself honest, then pace yourself to keep within the allotted time. Stay motivated with rewards. If you see studying as burden, it's hard to concentrate. One way to stay motivated is to set up a reward system. Tell yourself you have to earn that hour of watching your favorite show later in the evening by first completing one hour of intense studying. That way, even if the material is dry, you have the reward to look forward to. Take a break every two hours. You mental energy will begin to decline after a long period of study. So every two hours or so, take a ten minute break. Walk around, eat a light snack, or just stare at the wall to relax your mind. Concentrating is the first step to learning anything new. It only makes sense that if you improve your concentration, your memory will improve also. Hope this helps, wishing you very best,

I have pain in my body any where any time some time it normally but some time much pain tell me what I am do.

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I have pain in my body any where any time some time it normally but some time much pain tell me what I am do.
Hi, get your blood tested for cbc, hb%, s. Calcium, s. Ferritin and esr. Simple nutritional deficiency can cause general weakness of the body. Would advise you to take homoeopathic medicines - alfaalfa tonic and five phos. - both thrice daily, and let me know about your condition after a month.

I am male age is 20 years old have toe pain what ido now .give me some suggestions please.

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I am male age is 20 years old have toe pain what ido now .give me some suggestions please.
Do Take hot water fomentation thrice a day for 7 days regularly Do take s.alk.phosphate CPK RA factor Thyroid profile ANTI CCP vit d 3 and Vit B 12 from nabl lab Best Wishes

I have not been able to concentrate on my study since few days I have tried everything like home remedies and all but I can't so pls tell what to do help me pls.

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Dear lybrate user, take homoeopathic anacardium 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach. Also take homoeopathic mother tincture ashwagandha q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water.

I am 18 year of age. I have brain problem. My brain is slow. If somebody ask me question I can't answer instantly whether I know. please tell me how to sharp brain.

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Do some brain exercise, it will sharp your mind. First go for an assessment with a psychologist to find out your actual problem of your brain. If you want our help you can contact us.

Dear sir, I am using levothyroxine 25 from 6 months, doctor told me because of anxiety my thyroid level was elevated, at start my tsh value is 7.20 and now it is 4.90 does I need to stop tablets, please suggest me. Does I need to use tablets for long time and my current tsh 4.90 was high.

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Dear sir,
I am using levothyroxine 25 from 6 months, doctor told me because of anxiety my thyroid level was elevated,...
Mr. lybrate-user, Usually when TSH level is between 6 to 9.9 mU/L, condition is considered as subclinical hypothyroidism and no treatment is advocated. Sometime treatment is given if there is associated low T4 level and patient has severe symptoms of hypothyroidism. Since you have been already taking the drug, there is no option but to continue it. TSH 4.9 is with in the normal range, however, if you stop treatment, it will again go up. Thanks.

I am age 26 working in Private bank as officer height 175 cm and weight 115 kg has habit of masturbation for 16 years for at least one daily . I would like to knew will it leads to weight gain and diabetic or any disease .I can't control my sexual desire on seeing women's.I am facing head ache at top center of head from 14 years .I am getting memory loss frequently. Kindly advice what to do . Suggest me what's the type of medical advice you prescribe me and Is it good to take any full body test if you suggest me.

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I am age 26 working in Private bank as officer height 175 cm and weight 115 kg has habit of masturbation for 16 years...
Your masturbation ahs nothing to do with weight gain or diabetes. The headache you have is probably because of guilt around the masturbation, and for 14 years is stretching it too long. You should have reached out a lot earlier and been free from so much of torture from the guilt. Masturbation is not really bad; it is the addiction to it that is bad. Not even the number of years is a problem but the frequency and compulsiveness to do it is to be considered for its ill-effects. At your age, you may feel it difficult and it can become addictive if you have alone time, if you obsess about it, and if you are not into relationships. The problem with addiction to this is that you may go on to prefer masturbation to heterosexual contact, even when you are married. That obviously would be an insult to your wife and will lead to a lot of conflict. Heterosexual contact is very wholesome and the physiology is made exactly for penile and vaginal contact. You will instead enjoy a poor replica of this and not know or care for the difference. The second thing that can happen with addiction is that it will become compulsive and will have no boundaries or limits, since it can be done all by yourself, whenever, wherever, and however too. The big problem a lot of children get into is the guilt around this. A useful way to discharge the energy is to get into contact games, or exercises, or even hobbies to channelize it. Also, you should not spend too much time alone, and you need to keep your mind occupied with other interesting things and a lot of socializing. Even if you are not interested in marriage, for whatever reasons, it will help you to get into a friendship with a girl and enjoy the relationship where there will be a lot of excitement when you fall in love. Right now your physiological apparatus is primed and ready for sexual stimulation. But because of your age and even otherwise it is important to develop good control and not feed into your impulses. Keeping yourself occupied and living a healthy social life are the keys to manage your sexual drives.

I can't sleep whole night because I am suffering from depression I have a lot of financial problems and I lost my mom in an accident.

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I can't sleep whole night because I am suffering from depression I have a lot of financial problems and I lost my mom...
Dear lybrate user, you are in grief. You are missing your mother. Losing your mother in an accident must have been very traumatic for you. You need some time to come out of this pain. Please talk to your family and friends about your mother abour how painful it is for you. Cry, if you want to. Relieve yourself of this pain. Seek support from your family and friends. About your financial problems, talk to someone elder and more experienced person. Understand your own skills and start earning. May be you can start tutions, pick up part time job etc. Take one small step at a time. Be consistent in your efforts. Keep trying till you succeed. Once you get relief from both these issues, you will be able to sleep. Take care.

How I can increase my weight? and I wanna boost my mind power ability to remember things for long time?

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How I can increase my weight?
and I wanna boost my mind power ability to remember things for long time?
It is better not to increase weight by over eating. Mind control can be achieved by yoga, meditation and mind boosting games and techniques. Ask me for personal advice.

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जिंदगी में आने की खबर तो 9 महीने पहले ही मिल जाती है ।
लेकिन जाने की खबर तो 9 सेकेंड पहले भी पता नहीं चलती ।।।
इसलिए मस्त और व्यस्त रहो.
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I did miserably in my boards. Got around 70%. Then I didn't clear my Jee Main. Now I am in a private college studying E. C. E. I am very depressed. Don't know what to do. Neither can I sit for IIT next yr. I had high ambitions in life. BT now I am shattered. Friends ignore. And developed a strong inferiority complex. Please help me.

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I did miserably in my boards. Got around 70%. Then I didn't clear my Jee Main. Now I am in a private college studying...
Dear lybrate-user, there is no need to worry. If this is the way you go forward, you cannot get into iit next year. I say this because, there is no use worrying or being depressed. There is something wrong with your learning pattern. Find it out and correct it. Don't blame every other thing and get worried. You may get help from a psychologist. Take care.

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12. Quitting smoking will help you reduce the chances of developing a whole lot of oral problems, including gum disease, tooth decay, yellow teeth and mouth cancer.

I am shashi rekha aged 40. My problem is frequently I'm getting body pains. I use balm and tablets but I'm not getting complete relief. Please tel me. What is the solution.

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I feel stressful and lazy everyday. And I am trying to understand what's going on. But I can't.

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I feel stressful and lazy everyday.
And I am trying to understand what's going on. But I can't.
Chronic stress is a byproduct of our busy life style these days, which at times leads to feeling of burnout and depression. Building your resilience will help you manage your stress and help in depression. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. If possible buddy up wits some one. That could be your friend or a family member. When you exercise or trying to change or modify your life style having someone's support and company always helps. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. As a positive psychologist and a certified life and wellness coach I would be able to help build resilience and confidence to take on life and learn how to excel in what you do. I also offer 3 to 6 months program where we need on a weekly basis to work towards your goal achievement. Hope this helps. Wishing you very best.

Hello doctor. I have mental stress, so i am unable to concentrate with my studies. Tell about yogas to reduce my mental stress.

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Hello doctor. I have mental stress, so i am unable to concentrate with my studies. Tell about yogas to reduce my ment...
Not only Yoga, there are so many things for you to explore to deal with the stress and as well as to concentrate. Here are some things you can do to be calm and to get back your concentration and memory: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: 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. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid junk food.
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