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Dt. Ms. Luana Mascarenhas

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore

3 Years Experience
Dt. Ms. Luana Mascarenhas M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition Dietitian/Nutritionist, 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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Dt. Ms. Luana Mascarenhas is a popular Dietitian/Nutritionist in Koramangala, Bangalore. She has over 3 years of experience as a Dietitian/Nutritionist. She has done M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition . She is currently practising at Qua Nutrition - Koramangala in Koramangala, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dt. Ms. Luana Mascarenhas on Lybrate.com.

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M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition - Nirmala Niketan College of Home Science, - 2014
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I think I am overweight acc to my height and age. So please suggest me for reducing fat+ Weight both as early as possible. How should I do it? I walk daily for half hr bt still its not done, neither I am suffering frm any disease nor I am on any medications, what should be done for Weight and fat loss?

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, B.Pharma
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
I think I am overweight acc to my height and age. So please suggest me for reducing fat+ Weight both as early as poss...
Hi lybrate-user .u can start rich protein food egg ,curd, chiken,and avoid carb food exam-potato, and rice ,chappti and eat cytofrash and microfruits after breakfast daily 1 tablet.
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Hi I have five kids I have 2 twin girls and 2 twin boys and my recent baby born in February all of my births have been natural but I want to receive sterilization surgery but my gyno wants to have an open vaginal surgery is there other options since not to long ago I gave birth and I had to get stitches but I don't want a big incision any options or procedures recommendable answer with details please &looking for a surgeon.

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Bhavnagar
Hi  I have five kids I have 2 twin girls and 2 twin boys and my recent baby born in February all of my births have be...
If you want sterilization, there are 3 methods. 1. Open abdominal surgery. 2. Sterilization thro vaginal route. 3. Sterilization by laparoscopy. Usually these surgery requires very small incision. So you need not worry. Otherwise you go for laparoscopy surgery, still smaller incision but a bit costlier.
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What should I do to gain more weight. Eating only hygienic food but still not becoming fat.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
What should I do to gain more weight. Eating only hygienic food but still not becoming fat.
Hye, Thanks for the query. Firstly understand that weight gain is very dependent on genetics and metabolism. It's possible that you are not eating the right foods at the right time when the body needs it. It is important to know that just eating just two heavy meals a day will not help. Eating the right foods at the right time is very important. Eat meals at frequent intervals. Eat a mid meal between each main meal. Avoid junk foods. Include dairy, eggs, nuts, fruits in your meals. Avoid alcohol and smoking. Exercise at least thrice a week. Even if you were to take medicines or supplements they will not work in isolation You need to have a calorie and nutrient dense meal.
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Do You Make These Mistakes Taking Your Thyroid Medication

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Do You Make These Mistakes Taking Your Thyroid Medication?
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If you are taking a thyroid hormone replacement drug like levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothroid, Unithroid, Tirosint), liothyronine/T3 (Cytomel, compounded), or natural desiccated thyroid drugs (Armour, Nature-throid), you may be making one of these common mistakes.

Not Taking Your Medication at All

Some patients decide, without their doctor's approval, to go off thyroid medications entirely.This can be dangerous if you have a surgically removed or radioactive ablated thyroid, or if your thyroid is atrophied or underactive due to Hashimoto's disease. Read more about patients who refuse to take their thyroid medication.

Inconsistency in How You Take Your Medication

One of the keys to success with thyroid medication is consistency. That means, taking your prescribed dosage, daily, at the same time each day. You also want to be consistent about other issues, such as whether you take your medication with or without food, and before or after starting/stopping a high-fiber diet.

Missing Doses of Thyroid Medication

If you have trouble remembering to take your thyroid medication, you are not alone. Some people find it difficult to get into a routine of taking thyroid medication daily, and at the same time each day. Here are ten creative ways to remember to take your thyroid pill.

Taking Generic Levothyroxine

For some patients, the variation in consistency from one maker of generic levothyroxine to another can have a negative impact on proper thyroid replacement.
If you have this experience, you may want to ask your doctor about writing a "dispense as written/no substitutions" prescription for a brand name levothyroxine.

Drinking Coffee With Your Thyroid Medication

Coffee can interfere with the absorption of your thyroid medication. So if you want to drink your morning coffee, take your medication, and wait at least an hour before drinking coffee. (Note: the levothyroxine drug Tirosint, a liquid-cap form, appears to be unaffected by coffee, and may be able to be taken together.)

Not Considering Taking Your Thyroid Medication at Night

If you must have your coffee first thing, or you need to eat in the morning, or take calcium and iron supplements in the morning, you may want to discuss with your doctor whether to take your thyroid medication at bedtime. This can help aid in effective absorption of your medications.

Taking Calcium or Calcium-Rich Foods Too Close to Your Thyroid Medication

Be careful about taking calcium supplements, calcium-fortified orange juice, and high-calcium foods (i.E, Greek yogurt) at the same time as thyroid hormone. Allow at least 2 to 3 hours apart from your thyroid medication, so that absorption is not impaired.

Eating High-Fiber Foods or Taking Fiber Supplements Too Close to Your Thyroid Medication

Be careful about eating high-fiber foods, or taking fiber supplements, with your thyroid medication. The fiber can impair the absorption of your thyroid medication.

Taking Thyroid Medication Too Close to Certain Medications

You need to be careful about taking thyroid medications along with other medications. For example, you should not take antacids within two hours of thyroid hormone. Allow at least two to three hours between your thyroid medication and antacids, so absorption is not affected. Watch for interactions with antidepressants and thyroid hormone. Zoloft, Paxil and Prozac, for example, can make thyroid medications more or less effective, and may mean you need a dosage change in your thyroid medication. Proton pump inhibitor drugs like esomeprazole and omeprazole -- which are taken to combat stomach acid -- can also impair absorption of thyroid medication.

Not Taking Thyroid Medication While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

Some women mistakenly think that thyroid hormone drugs are dangerous to a baby during pregnancy or breastfeeding. The opposite is actually true. Taking the appropriate dose of thyroid medication is essential for a health pregnancy and baby. Don't stop taking thyroid hormone when you're pregnant or breastfeeding
Eating Too Close to the Time You Take Your Thyroid Medication

Ideally, you should take your thyroid medication in the morning, and wait an hour before eating. (Conversely, if you absolutely must eat, make sure you do this consistently, and you should still should put three to four hours between your thyroid medication and iron, calcium and fiber-rich foods.)

Taking Estrogen Without Checking For and Adjusting Your Thyroid Hormone Dose

Women taking estrogen -- hormone replacement therapy, or in the birth contol pill -- may need to more thyroid replacement hormone. The reason? Estrogen increases the body's production of a protein that binds thyroid hormone to it, making it inactive.This can cause a need to increase the dosage level slightly, as there is no thyroid to compensate. After beginning any estrogen therapy, have thyroid levels tested to see if the estrogen is having an impact on thyroid function.

Not Knowing About Synthroid Allergenic Fillers

Synthroid tablets are made with two ingredients -- acacia and lactose that can trigger allergies in some people. Some people who have pollen allergies and hay fever -- especially to tree an d grass pollens -- may also have an allergy to acacia, which is found in Synthroid's formulations. Another ingredient in Synthroid is lactose, which can trigger symptoms in people with lactose intolerance -- the inability to digest lactose, a major sugar found in milk. For those patients with these allergies, the hypoallergenic, liquid-cap, drug Tirosint -- which has no fillers or dyes -- may be a better option.
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How can I reduce my belly & side fat and tyres around my waist? Tell me some good fast fat burning food. Also help me with diet.

M.sc dietitics and food service management, Diabetes educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bhopal
How can I reduce my belly & side fat and tyres around my waist? Tell me some good fast fat burning food.
Also help me...
Hi, you should go for brisk walk in the morning and evening. Do regular exercise atleast 15 to 20 minutes daily. Take lukewarm water with lemon in the morning. Take salad before meals. Drink more water in a day. Don't take rice at night. Avoid junk food and oily food. Take small and frequent meals.
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I am 42 yrs old and I am suffering with diabetic since 7 years. Since last one year, sugar levels is going upto 300-390. Also suffering with thyroid tsh: 10.5. Please suggest me.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
You have hypothyroidism with diabetes. Weight loss is really important. Kindly consult privately for personalised management.
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Sir mujhe growth ki boht problem hai mei 2 years se gym jata aa raha hu lakin koi growth nai ho rahi meine sare supplements try kiye aur steriods b use kiye lakin koi fayda nai hua please mje bataiye ki meri growth kese grow ho jaye any medicine ya suggestion.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Sir mujhe growth ki boht problem hai mei 2 years se gym jata aa raha hu lakin koi growth nai ho rahi meine sare suppl...
Hye, Wajan kam hona poshtikta ki kami ka asar hota hai.  Aap theek see waqt waqt pe khaye.  Ek waqt pe poshtik khana khaye. Thoda Thoda samay samay pe khana le. Din mein 6 se 7 baar acche se pet bhar khaye.  Bahar ki khane ki cheze kam le. Inse sirf charbi badhegi maas nahi.  Khane mein fal sabji ghee dal dahi roti chawal doodh shengdaana khajoor lassi batata le. Chai coffee soda kam le, isse poshtikta nahi milti balke pet jaldi bhar jaata hai.  Sahi samay pe Sahi matra mein khaoge tho wajan acche se  badhega. Wyayam hafte mein 3 din zaroor kare. Wyaayam se maas aur wajan badhega aur bhook bhi lagegi. Sirf 2 ya 3 baar khane se kamjori hogi.  Meetha khaana ho tho ghar pe banaaya kheer sheera lassi basundi le. Sirf dawa ya protein powder ya tonic lene se wajan nahi badhega. Uske liye acche se khaana aur Wyaayam bahut zaroori hai. Nahi tho powder ka bhi asar nahi hota. Apne aap ko waqt de, wajan badhne mein waqt lag sakta hai.
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Should we drink water kept in a copper vessel overnight the whole day or only in the morning after waking up is it beneficial or has some side effects.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Should we drink water kept in a copper vessel overnight the whole day or only in the morning after waking up is it be...
Use of water kept in copper vessels overnight is good in the morning on empty stomach For rest of day take water kept in routine vessels
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I have problem related to my weight my weight is 56 kg and I m 19 year old. So plzz tell me how to gain wait than.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
I have problem related to my weight my weight is 56 kg and I m 19 year old. So plzz tell me how to gain wait than.
Include fresh fruit juices in your daily diet to add a few pounds. Be sure while choosing the juice, as calorie rich fruit will be more effective.
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I am suffering from sever scrotum edema due to over weight please tell me solution for this problem.

M.sc in dietetics and community nutrittion management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
I am suffering from sever scrotum edema due to over weight please tell me solution for this problem.
To reduce weight do not take sugar,sweetened juice,fruit juice as these leads to body fat.Avoid fast foods,junk foods,processed foods.Eat small amount of food.Take more whole fruits,vegetables.Take extra protein foods for weight loss.Use healthy fat in cooking in small amount.Drink lots of water specially before meals.Use lukewarm water after meals.You can use lukewarm water with lemon juice on an empty stomach in the morning.Do regular exercise like swimming,skipping,push ups,sit ups,yoga,plank,squat.These will help you.
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I am 45 years old man, getting burning in stomach after eating anything. Problem of constipation, fistula at Ann 2-3 times.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 45 years old man, getting burning in stomach after eating anything. Problem of constipation, fistula at Ann 2-3 ...
for cure constipation you can take tab. charcol once at night. syp. livoluk 10 ml at night. use anus cream anovate twice a day for fistula. Avoid bad habits .Avoid fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed.
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I am 20 years old and my height is 174 cm and of 73 kg. So can you please tell me that how much extra fat\calorie do I have.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 20 years old and my height is 174 cm and of 73 kg. So can you please tell me that how much extra fat\calorie do ...
Your bmi is 24.1. Just normal for your height and weight. You take care not to increase weight and better reduce to 70.
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I have heavy snoring problem whole sleeping for past 8 years. I am 36 years old male and body weight is 87kg. My family little worry about this. Can you pls suggest how solve this problem.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I have heavy snoring problem whole sleeping for past 8 years. I am 36 years old male and body weight is 87kg. My fami...
Hi, please follow these tips to stop snoring: - reduce your weight if you are obese. - perform pranayama (breathing exercises) everyday. - quit smoking which irritates the mucosal layer of the nose and throat and causes blockage and results in snoring. - quit alcohol and sedatives which relax the throat muscles and results in snoring. - sleep on sides instead on back. - elevate the head by using a thick pillow which eases the breathing. - clear the nose before going to bed. - establish regular sleep pattern. - keep the bedroom air moist by using humidifier; as dry air irritates the mucosal membrane in the nose and throat. - perform throat exercises like repeating the vowels a, e, i, o, you loudly for 2-3 mins few times a day or keeping the tongue behind the teeth and moving it backwards - 3-4 times a day. - anti snoring appliances can also be used.
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What is the best diet for a diabetic person age 50? Please help me.

Diploma in Diabetology, Master of Hospital Administration, MBBS
General Physician,
What is the best diet for a diabetic person age 50? Please help me.
Consume a low-fat, high-fibre diet helps. Eat lot of fruits, vegetables (at least 4-5 helping a day) along with whole meal, cereals and lentils.
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I am a diabetic and i am too lean and thin also underweight. Kindly let me know how can I put on some weight and muscle in my body.

Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ahmedabad
I am a diabetic and i am too lean and thin also underweight. Kindly let me know how can I put on some weight and musc...
You can gain weight in the form of muscles with well balanced diet and strength training. Even your diabetes will get controlled along with muscle gain. Add more proteins and reduce carbs in your diet. Avoid carbohydrates at night. Add milk ,paneer, eggs in your diet. Connect with me on private chat for your ideal diet plan.
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Super Fact of the Day: Yawning cools your brain!

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Super Fact of the Day: Yawning cools your brain!
This involuntary behaviour performs the important function of cooling your brain down. When you yawn, the cool inflow of air ventilates the sinuses to facilitate brain cooling.

Would you like to share this interesting fact with family or friends? go ahead and share!
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I am 19 yeae old and I am very weak. I want some thing to become healthy can yiu please hepp me I want medicine which help me to gain some weight.

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
I am 19 yeae old and I am very weak. I want some thing to become healthy can yiu please hepp me I want medicine which...
Take syrup neogadine elixir one spoons twice a day before meals this will improve your appetite. Exercise and do weight training and increase proteins in your diet.
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My age is 29 and my height is 169 cm however my weight is just 44 kg only. Pls guide how to increase my weight as I am getting married soon.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
My age is 29 and my height is 169 cm however my weight is just 44 kg only. Pls guide how to increase my weight as I a...
Hi gain weight you need to combine a balanced eating pattern with regular physical activity. You should be eating at least 6 small meals a day, rather than sticking to 3 square meals. You could divide it as 3 main meals and 3 snacks. You need to be eating every 2-3 hours. Space out snacks during the day so you don't spoil your appetite. Bread, cereal, rice, whole wheat, dalia and pasta: biscuits, and corn-bread are good sources of carbohydrates. Fruits: dried fruits, fruit nectars, and large quantities of fresh fruits vegetables: include, potatoes, peas, corn in your diet. Meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, and nuts: beef, pork, lamb, poultry, salmon, omelets, nuts, peanut butter, kidney beans, chickpeas will help you gain weight. Include dairy products like milk, yogurt, and cheese: milk, fruited yogurts, hard cheeses, ice cream, puddings, custards, milkshakes. -nuts and seeds make a healthy option for snacks. -roasted channas and peanuts are good -peanut butter on the sandwiches are a great mid-meal choice. -you must know that cereals actually contain some healthy calories. Stay hydrated: drinking plenty of water and other fluids like juices, milk, soups etc, will work in your favour. Do not drink water before a meal and in between the meal as it may make you lose your appetite, thus calorie intake suffers. Sleep: at least 8 hours of sound sleep is a must. Since your body is actually building up muscles, while you rest. Weight gainers have long term side effects.
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I, m a sugar patient. Help to get thin body I, m very fat. My body have a lot of fat. please help me out.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
I, m a sugar patient. Help to get thin body I, m very fat. My body have a lot of fat. please help me out.
Take moderate carbohydrate, moderate protein, low fat diet. Take a cup of green tea in the morning and evening. Avoid eating fried foods, junk foods, milk products like cheese, khoa, sugar etc. Also do not take creamed milk rather take skimmed milk. Eat less chapatis, less rice, more pulses and pulses products, fresh fruits and vegetables. Must take exercises daily.
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I am 21 years old boy. My height is 176cm, weight is 50 kg, even though I am taking much food my weight is not increasing but my belly is increasing. Give me suggestion.

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
I am 21 years old boy. My height is 176cm, weight is 50 kg, even though I am taking much food my weight is not increa...
? Several people weigh less than their ideal body weight ? The condition is referred to as being underweight Symptoms to look for: ? Being underweight can lead to: o Bone loss o Heart problems o Infertility o Lack of nutrition o Anaemia o Weak immune system o Frequent bouts of illness Causes: ? Excessive physical activity ? Skipping meals ? Fasting ? Emotional stress ? Genetic factors ? Hyper-active thyroid leading to frequent bowel movement ? Inability to absorb food causing loss of fat Natural home remedy using ashwagandha, hot milk and clarified butter: 1. Take 1 glass hot milk 2. Add 2 tbsp ashwagandha powder, commonly available ayurvedic herb 3. Add 1 tsp clarified butter 4. Mix well 5. Drink twice every day 6. Do this for 1 month
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