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Dr. Virupakshi Jalihal

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

Dr. Virupakshi Jalihal Psychiatrist, Bangalore
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Dr. Virupakshi Jalihal is an experienced Psychiatrist in Basaveshwara Nagar, Bangalore. You can consult Dr. Virupakshi Jalihal at Panacea Hospital Pvt Ltd - Basaveshwaranagar in Basaveshwara Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Virupakshi Jalihal on Lybrate.com.

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I am having lot of pimples and dandruff please tell me what to do. I am very much depressed now.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Dear lybrate-user, for depression counselling is first line and best treatment 1-2 sessions of counselling will change your life, in counselling counselor can analyze your issues and give you suggestions, counselling sessions can be in-person or audio (phone)/video many people cured with counselling and leading better life.
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Sir what is happening with me I can not understand if I talk with any person I get fear and my conscious say he is judging what he will be thinking about me in my mind it starts point of view of others please suggest me something.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Dear Ranjit The fear that people are judging me generally occurs when we have very low self confidence. You will have to practice some relaxation exercises , breathing exercises and have to monitor your self talk. We are all the time talking to ourselves. Most of the self talk is telling us 'how we are incapable' 'what people are thinking about me' etc. Question yourself - how many times you think about what people do ? No one has the time to think about what others are doing . If someone comments on you all the time, such people should anyways be avoided- because well meaning people appreciate also . Indulge in positive thinking and surround yourself with people who are positive and encouraging.
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Hello All, I feel like something stuck in my throat before 2 months ago I had anxiety disorder but now i'm good is that okay if I feel something stuck in my throat from 2 Months till date no pain but tightness in throat specially when I'm hungry. It's making me worried. God bless you.

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Globus pharangis (also known as globus hystericus commonly referred to as having a "lump in throat feeling"), is the persistent sensation of having phlegm, a pill or some other sort of obstruction in the throat when there is none. Swallowing can be performed normally, so it is not a true case of dysphagia, but it can become quite irritating. One may also feel mild chest pain or even severe pain with a clicking sensation when swallowing. If you have consulted an ENT specialist/physician and there have been no diagnosis or relief in symptoms, please consult a psychiatrist.
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Hi sir, I feel very weakness and body pains in all parts, I am seek why like that some times on leg pain some times on head pain I feel very dull ness.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
Eat a lot of good things Protein = building block for your muscles Carbs will help you put on weight, but it won’t be muscle Keep track of everything you eat Compound exercises are your friend Appearance is a consequence of fitness Let your muscles rest Sleep Make it part of your routine Realize you will put on some fat U need to take a high protein high calorie diet.

Parkinson's Disease: Dos and Don'ts

MBBS, MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
PMR (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation) Specialist, Indore
Parkinson's Disease: Dos and Don'ts

Parkinson’s disease affects the part of the brain that controls muscle movement. The exact cause of this disease is not known, but there is a decrease in a chemical called dopamine in the brains of people with parkinson’s. There is no cure for parkinson’s, but it often progresses slowly and the signs can be managed.

Signs

The 4 most common signs of parkinson’s are:

• tremors or shaking when at rest

• muscle stiffness

• slowed movement or problems starting movement

• problems with balance and movement

As these signs worsen, you may also have trouble walking, talking, swallowing or doing simple tasks such as bathing or dressing. As the disease progresses, other signs such as pain, bowel or bladder problems and sleep problems may occur.

Your care

When you start to show signs of this disease, your doctor may order anti parkinsonian medicines or may also suggest some physical therapy to help manage your signs. The physical therapist can help you learn exercises, prescribed by a physiatrist, that can help you with movements.

You may need to work with your doctor to make adjustments in your medicines to keep your signs controlled. Over time, many people have side effects from the medicines used to treat parkinson’s disease, but they can be managed well.

You may also need occupational therapy or speech therapy to deal with signs as the disease progresses. As your signs get worse, surgery may be an option to reduce tremors.

Things you can do to manage your signs

When walking

• walk slowly with a straight posture and with your legs further apart. Think about taking big steps to help keep your steps more normal.

• use a 4-prong cane or a walker if needed.

• if you become stuck or freeze in one place, rock gently from side to
Side or pretend to step over an object on the floor.

• place tape strips on the floor to guide you through your house.
Remove area rugs and furniture from your walking path.

• stand up from a chair or bed slowly to avoid feeling dizzy or
Lightheaded.

When using the bathroom

• install grab bars on the walls, beside toilets and inside showers and bathtubs to help you stand up.

• use a shower chair inside the shower.

• install an elevated toilet seat to make standing up easier after using the toilet.

• shave with an electric razor.

When dressing

• wear loafers or shoes with velcro.

• wear simple dresses or pants with elastic waistbands such as sweatpants.


When eating or drinking

• use a cup with a large handle to make it easier to hold.

• use a bowl instead of a plate to limit spills and make it easier to scoop up food.


Work closely with your health care team to manage your signs of parkinson’s disease.

I am suffering from anxiety n insomnia before period comes. Tell me about some solutions to get out of it.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Dear, You seem to have features of premenstrual dysphoria. Steps you could take: 1. Keep a mood chart so that you can predict the days you will be uncomfortable. 2. 20 min of aerobic exercise daily helps reduce symptoms. 3. Reduce intake of refined sugars, excess salt 2 weeks prior to your periods 4. Eat more complex carbohydrates in the week prior to your periods. 5. There is some evidence for taking calcium supplements and pyridoxine supplements in the week before your periods. 6. Try not to plan stressfull activities during this time. If you can. 7. Communicate your difficulties with loved ones so that they can be more supportive during this time. Hope this helps.
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My mind got worried deeply because of a wrong decision I made few days ago. Due to that decion I have lost a property. How to stay positive. How to stop worrying about past decision.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If you dwell too much in the past you will normally be angry. I suppose when you say you are worried about the past you mean that you are angry with yourself for the blunder. You must express this anger and get over it. That is the best way to overcome this feeling. Since you can do nothing about it, it is imperative that you accept that fact and move on. You must learn to forgive yourself and remember that experience is a teacher, and failures are your experiences. If you do not learn, then the experience has been wasted, and worse still you will be inclined to repeat the failure. Whatever the loss in the deal just let it be and tell whoever else is affected by this blunder and apologize for the same and when that is done I guarantee you will feel better. It is spilt milk that can never be recovered. Do some vigorous exercise to expend the energy of the anger so that it becomes manageable for you.
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I am a chain smoker but I don't face problems like suffocation, chest pain etc etc. But before the beginning of winter I have this problem. Specially just after I wake up in the morning. Why is this happening? What is the solution? I want to quit smoking. But I don't have that will power. Is there any medicine present which can help me?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Smoking is injurious for health you must know ,why? ●It ,blocks & damages your air pipe, including lungs. Causing lungs cancer, copd,diminishing its capacity to retain oxygen.  ●  It, increases cholesterol level, threatening to heart- not only that, people around you ,will be sufferer of the same hazards for no fault of their own, U, being the victim of breathing disorder, Asthma,gastric disorder, diseases of eyes, palpitation of heart with anaemia, lack of concentration. Irritation with anguish temperament. Loss of weight, insomnia,will ruin yours as well as your spouse & children's 'future.  ● It's advisable to get rid of this killing agent, as soon as possible for the betterment of d entire family, nears & dears, around U  ●Tk, plenty of water free from contaminants to eliminate toxins &'regulate your metabolism to absorb protein, vitamins, minerals, energy & other important substance essential to upkeep ,repair & energise the body.    ●Don't skip your meal, rather, it should b easily digestible on time.  ● Go for meditation to reduce your stress and to inhale plenty of Oxygen to restore the flexibility of lungs to increase its tidal volume, nourishing the whole body of yours including heart and brain.  In winter the tidal volume of lungs falls down resulting in suffocation. ●Tk, apples,carrots, cheese,almonds, walnuts,spinach, papaya,banana, milk,fish, chicken soup .●   Tk homoeo medicine ,gentle. & rapid in action with no adverse effect, thereof. @ Nux vom 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ Caladeum 20-6 pills, thrice a day. ●  Avoid, caffiene, alcohol,junk-food, alcohol. Stay fit & fine, your family is awaiting your arrival. ○Your feedback matters to me for your further, follow up, please.
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I smoke on daily basis my age is 29 Years male. Really want to quit smoking but not able to stop so like to know if any suggestion/medication to quit or to stop the craving to smoke. And also please tell me what to do or what to consume to keep lungs healthy for healthy breathing as well. If any medicine then please do let me know. At this age I eat in regular intervals but don't see much body growth abd weight. please suggest me and help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
When you quit smoking you will put on weight. You need to try again and again until you succeed. It is really good that you want to stop smoking because it is really very harmful. Just the fact that you want to give up smoking is a good starting point. The habit can be very difficult to halt because of the many conditions attached to smoking. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here?s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world ? you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time.
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I can't think properly. I want to study but I am not studying, can't figure out the reason for this and this makes me feel that I might have some psychological problem or brain disorder. Don't understand if I am thinking properly why I am denying it to myself. Sometimes I feel like ruling out every possibility of my disorder but then I fear that if its positive, how will I react to it. Will I be able to cope with it or not.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Your brain is a muscle. You need to exercise it regularly. The exciting thing is that you don’t have to be a millionaire to increase your brain capacity. All you need to do is invest a little time to regularly train your brain. So what can you do? Here are 10 simple ways you can increase your brain power and improve your intelligence! 1. Do something new When you experience something ‘new’ you actually ‘stimulate’ your brain! Don’t get stuck in a rut doing the same old things – the only way to change the structure of your brain is to do something new. This creates new neural pathways, increasing your intelligence. You could take a new route to work, try a new recipe for dinner, or even a new form of exercise – mix it up! 2. Exercise regularly It’s been proven that regular exercise helps to increase brain function and enhances neurogenesis. This means that every time you exercise you are creating new brain cells! Get off the couch and get moving! Your brain will thank you for it:) 3. Train your memory How often do you hear people say “I wish I had a better memory!’ Yet no-one does anything about this! If you discipline yourself to memorise phone numbers and other important numbers (passport, credit card, insurance, driving license) you will start to see a marked improvement in your memory. 4. Be curious Instead of taking everything at face value, get into the habit of questioning everyday things/products, services that you come into contact with. By being ‘curious’ and questioning everything, you force your brain to innovate & create new ideas. Curiosity may have killed that cat, more importantly it created super important things like electricity and computers! 5. Think positive Stress & anxiety kill existing brain neurons and also stop new neurons from being created. Research has shown that positive thinking, especially in the future tense, speeds up the creation of cells and dramatically reduces stress & anxiety. Try and get a handle on negative thoughts and make an effort to replace them with positive ones. 6. Eat healthy Our diets have a HUGE impact on brain function. Our brains consume over 20% of all nutrients & oxygen that we consume – so remember to feed your brain with the good stuff! (i. E. Fresh fruit and veg & plenty of OMEGA 3 oils found in oily fish) 7. Read a book Reading relieves tension & stress (brain-cell killers) because it’s a form of escapism. Research has also shown that using your imagination is a great way to train your brain because you force your mind to ‘picture’ what you are imagining. Reading is a great way to trigger your imagination! 8. Get enough sleep Sleep is like a mini detox for the brain. This is when your body regenerates cells and removes all the toxins that have built up during the day. Get to bed between the hours of 9pm and midnight to benefit from the most effective hours of sleep! 9. Ditch the GPS Gone are the days of map reading! Sat Nav may have made our lives easier, it has also made our brains lazier and less efficient at the same time! Go back to the old school and use a map to navigate every now and then (this exercises the part of your brain responsible for understanding spatial relationships). 10. Ban the calculator Remember back at school when we were taught to use our brains to do simple sums like times tables? It’s incredible how we now rely on devices like smart-phones and laptops to calculate really simple equations. Resist the urge to work things out using an external device – and use the device you were born with – your brain!
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I m 23 years old. N I m a college student. When I was in 11 standard I fall in depression n I was thinking 2much. N now I m felling crawling in my brain. After so many years I m again felling the same. I m thinking negative n my brain always gives negative points. Idk what 2 do? Help me out.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
Nat. Mur 10 m single dose inform me after 8 days. Also just go throw following notes. Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. Homoeopathic medicine is mainly selected on the symptoms you give us. If we are to make a successful prescription, apart from the treatment through the remedies, a lot of counseling and appropriate diet regimen is required. Take care, god bless u, thnks.
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What is the difference between psychologist or psychiatrist. And I want tell tell about my problem of forgetting little little things. Which doctor should I consult. Psychologist or psychiatrist?

MSc Applied Biology, Diploma in Naturopathy
Ayurveda, Delhi
. Psychiatrists and psychologists often work together in the treatment of patients. A psychologist is not able to write prescriptions, but may recommended a patient be seen by a fellow psychiatrist in order to receive medications or a Ph. D / MBBS MD.
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Lost somebody close last year and since then very depressed and prefer keeping the myself all the time can you suggest me what to do.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
DEAR SHIVAM ANYBODY COMING TO THIS WORLD HAS TO GO! MANY TIMES KNOWING ALL THIS VERY WELL WE STILL COULD NOT APPLY TO OUR OWN-SELF. I WD SGGST YOU TO START HAVING A VERY DISCIPLINED LIFESTYLE WITH REGULAR PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES LIKE WALK, YOGA ...WITH WHICH YOU ARE COMFORTABLE. PLEASE DO THIS FOR YOURSELF & THE CLOSE-PERSON YOU LOST WD BE HAPPY TO SEE YOU LEADING A FULFILLING & USEFUL LIFE! WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST!
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I have chest pain and cough over 5 years is there any solution for this. I smoke ciggarates.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I hope it is a regular chest pain and cough. But you never know with you smoking and all. You msut visit a doctor and examine teh chest pain to see that you are not developing some cardiac problem. Whatever happens the smoking must stop. It is very bad habit and if these symptoms are connected to the habit, this may hopefully be the last of your smoking. Please do some of the following as you condition improves:Tobacco consumption, either through smoke or other edible forms, is always harmful. The desire to quit is a good starting point. The best way to quit is to know more about the ill-effects of tobacco. The knowledge is astounding and scary. That information itself should help you to want to quit. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. There are more than 4000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke!!! You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. Then you need to identify why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. Don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. As Mark Twain once jocularly said, “giving up smoking is easy; I have done it many times”. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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I am 24 years old, I smoke cigarettes, I want to quit it but can't, what should I do to quit it?

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
Dear user, Welcome to lybrate-user. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals can cause cancer of different types and areas. Throat cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and brain problems can result. Over and above smoking may also increase the risk factor of heart attack and brain stroke. Please quit smoking. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you’re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse—no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so. I suggest you to consult a psychologist or de addiction therapist. Take care.
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Why I think so much about anything in my mind please give me solution my mind is very upset what should I do to control my mind.

PGDPC
Psychologist, Pune
Dear Mr. Lybrate-user, nice of you to write and work towards a resolution, enjoy life and its moments. Why is there a need to control your mind? participate fully in life, count your blessings, see all the gifts you have and where you have reached. No need of too much analysis. A rose is a rose appreciate all the good things in life and be aware that all the obstacles you face will teach you something new. When you are free do develop and note down your long term and short term life goals. Live your day to day life according to it. Wishing you the very best.
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I just don't enjoy the things I used to, and I don't feel much like visiting friends or family. Is this part of aging?

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
It is not part of ageing, it might very well be a part of depression. If this is a recent change of a few months, it makes depression even more likely. Please consult an expert to get this doubt clarified. Alternatively, let me know how long you have been having these problems, has there been similar instances in the past, is there similar history in the family and is there any family history of bipolar disorder. The good news is that your condition can be easily treated. But do not delay addressing these basic questions. Take care!
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What I should do to get peace by mentally? Many thoughts that will run in my mind and get disturbed and feel lots of tension or worried.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
These disturbing thoughts are indicative that there are elements from your childhood that need attention. It is hardly likely that there is no reason for your tension. If you do not have a conscious reason, then the unconscious mind will have one for sure. If there are reasons buried in your unconscious mind, it is likely that the reasons may have been precipitated from childhood experiences, or a long time ago. The reason you have not been perturbed by it this far is because these may have been suppressed for years, and at an undue moment when stressful factors may have lowered your defenses, it is bound to come up and trouble you. You need to talk to a counselor and that person will help you identify these influences from childhood, and then you could work on them. Any which way, learn about your emotions and learn how to express them appropriately. This is actually what stress management is all about. The more emotionally fit and balanced you are, the more stress-free you will be and therefore peaceful.
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