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Dt. Prema

MSc, Ph.d

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore

39 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dt. Prema MSc, Ph.d Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
39 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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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. Prema is a trusted Dietitian/Nutritionist in Nagasandra, Bangalore. She has had many happy patients in her 39 years of journey as a Dietitian/Nutritionist. She has completed MSc, Ph.d . She is currently associated with Varenya Nutrition Concepts - Diet Clinic in Nagasandra, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dt. Prema on Lybrate.com.

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MSc - Mysore University, - 1978
Ph.d - Mysore University, - 2003
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Indian Dietetic Association

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Sleepy at noon? 4 effective ways to beat Daytime Sleepiness

MD - Medicine, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician, Malda
Sleepy at noon? 4 effective ways to beat Daytime Sleepiness

How to avoid daytime sleepiness

A lot of people, irrespective of whether they go out to work, to college or stay at home, feel sleepy during the day. Some out of fatigue, some because of having a heavy lunch and some others because they do not get a good night?s sleep. Whatever be the reason, a few exercises and some discipline can help you get rid of such sleep cravings.

Few ways to avoid daytime sleepiness are:

1. Set a routine: Try to go to sleep and wake up at about the same time every day. This resets your circadian rhythm and helps developing your sleeping pattern.

2. At least 30 minutes of workout is important for every individual. Go for walks, go to the gym, take up yoga or aerobics - regardless of the kind of exercise you are doing. When the body gets exercise, so does the brain and you are refreshed to take on the rest of the day.

3. Go to bed gadget free: Keep your books, mobile, tab, laptop and TV remote away from the bed. Stay calm and do not have heated conversations. Your nerves need calm down as you to sleep.

4. Get enough sleep: Ensure you sleep enough every night so that it doesn?t ruin your day. Night time sleep is important and adults need seven to nine hours of sleep.

5. Set consistent, healthy mealtimes: Regular mealtimes, eating a healthy breakfast and lunch on time prevents energy deficits during the day that will help you get rid of daytime sleepiness

6. Avoid alcohol: Having alcohol in high amount may hamper your regular sleeping pattern and you may be sleepy the whole day.

7.Avoid Self-Medication: Avoid taking sleeping pills or over the counter the drugs. There are different kinds of drugs available in the market. Some may make you sleepy the whole day due to hangover effect of the drug.

8. Consult a Physician or a sleep specialist.

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Blo my weight is not gain 4 year so please give me advise an I am suffering dreamwet problem so please told me solution.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
Blo my weight is not gain 4 year so please give me advise an I am suffering dreamwet problem so please told me solution.
use ginger juice with 1 tsp honey twice / day. eat salad in lunch and dinner. eat cold foods. drink 4 ltrs water / day

I am 36 years old my problems are as follows\ 1. My bp level is 170 to 145/ 90 to 110 2. Hair fall 3. Obesity 4. Following diet strictly still weight is not reducing 4. Sleepless nights 5. Depression my food habits are normal regular food intake by cooking myself & have been stopped intake of any kind of processed bottle drinks ( pepsi coke past 3 years ) stopped having fast foods, chips other snacks doing my best to avoid all processed foods! still there is no any improvements on my weight loss. only I used to have coffee every day at least 3 times a day! kindly advise .20 mins practicing excercise & I walk a lot for my business for marketing.

M.D in Acupunture
Audiologist, Mumbai
Good afternoon, you can reduce your weight, your hair fall, your bp, depression and insomnia sleepless night. For all your hard work you are doing to reduce this all has a functional imbalance of your bodies energy which can be treated by acupuncture. First as per my view you had depression then the other things came one-by-one one then you think about it and then visit acupuncture clinic.
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Within how much time a non diabetic person injected with heavy dosage of insulin should be treated before it becomes fatal. From internet I saw a person with weight 79 kgs injected 1500 units of lantus was treated and was back to normal. But within what time the treatment started for him wasn't mentioned for not becoming it fatal. So can someone please clarify me.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Within how much time a non diabetic person injected with heavy dosage of insulin should be treated before it becomes ...
Urgent treatment with intravenous glucose and glucagon injections can control severe hypoglycemia. In case of lantus (glargine) basal insulin action lasts for 24 hrs and starts after 2 -4 hrs. So we can prevent severe hypoglycemia if we start glucose infusion within 2 hrs and maintained for 24 hrs. Different insulin have diff actions.
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Iam 21 years old girl. But iam too slim. My weight is 34 kg. And height is 159 cm. please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Iam 21 years old girl. But iam too slim. My weight is 34 kg. And height is 159 cm. please help me.
Hello. Folllw diet plan:- 1. Eat high fiber diet. Its good for healthy body. Fiber is high in whole wheat food, fresh puly fruits, raw veges. Nuts are also good in fiber. 2. Drink plenty of water. 3. Take all dairy products like curd, milk, chesse. Take full cream milk. It also help you to gain some weight. 4. You can also take protein shakes. In market protein powder is available. Take one or two spoon daily in milk. 5. If you are non veg then take them in your diet. You can take 2 boiled eggs daily with warm milk. Meat and fish once or twice a week. 6. Take 8 hrs sleep. 7. Avoidjunk food. It disturb your digestion. All these will help you to gain weight. For more you can consult me also.
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Hello sir I am from kolkata I am very week man so I need good body fitting how can make this.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hello sir I am from kolkata I am very week man so I need good body fitting how can make this.
To get healthy, fit body. There r no short cuts except strict regular exercises&to follow proper diet.
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I am abhishek and I am very weak physically and all my friends tease me what to do.

Certification in Diabetes Educators Program, Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
You need a muscle gain diet. Muscles will bring strength and shape into your body. You will have to eat atleast 6 meals in a day at a regular interval with a proper ratio of proteins and carbohydrates. Proteins will help you gain body mass while carbohydrates will help you give energy. Protein foods are eggs, fish, chicken, milk and milk. Products, meat and dals. Carbohydrate foods are roti and rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes. You have to eat vegetables and fuits and use healthy and good fats for cooking. You will also have to do some weight training exercise to help you build mass into the body. Also drink enough water to keep you hydrated.
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I am 19 years old but my weight is just 48 this mean I am thin and I am male. What should I do to increase weight?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I am 19 years old but my weight is just 48 this mean I am thin and I am male. What should I do to increase weight?
I suggest you easy method of weight gain just follow it for year you will gain weigh defiantly 1. Start exercise regularly for 3 month and then after 3 month leave it for 3 month at the time of exercise your diet will increase but same diet continue after 3 month when you stop exercise so thats why your weight will increase automatically now we discus about diet 2. Take dates with milk in the morning breakfast 3. Triphala kadha 4 tsp before lunch and dinner 4. Amala juice 4 tsp + 2tsp sugar + 2tsp honey in the morning empty stomach this take for 1.5 month only your weight gain will take definitely.
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What is diabetes. What is symptoms of diabetes. What causes diabetes. What is normal diabetes level.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
What is diabetes. What is symptoms of diabetes. What causes diabetes. What is normal diabetes level.
When the beta cells of the pancreas is damaged than there is less production of insulin and hence sugar levels rises and we call it as diabetes and random normal value should be less than 150
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Women related cancer: Prevention and Treatment

MBBS, MS- Surgery , M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , FIAGES
Oncologist, Delhi
Women related cancer: Prevention and Treatment

With the modernization of all economies around the world, one health hazard that has become one of the largest perils within both developed and developing nations is the incidence of cancers of the female reproductive system, especially cervical and breast cancer.

Breast cancer

Breast cancer is the formation of malignant tumors within the breast tissues of a woman. Usually, breast cancer affects women in the age range of 40 to 50, but there have been many reports of it occurring earlier. About 48 % percent of the Indian women having breast cancer have been reported to be under 50. This is an almost 17 percent jump compared to figures 25 years earlier.

Alarming Signs of Breast Cancer:

  • The most common symptom of breast cancer is a new lump or mass. A painless, hard mass that has irregular edges is more likely to be cancerous, but breast cancers can be tender, soft, or rounded.
  • Swelling of all or part of a breast (even if no distinct lump is felt)
  • Skin irritation or dimpling
  • Breast or nipple pain
  • Nipple retraction (turning inward)
  • Redness, scaliness, or thickening of the nipple or breast skin
  • Nipple discharge (other than breast milk)

Screening Guidelines for Breast cancer:

  • Mammography: US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends mammography once in every 2 year for females between age group 50-75 years. Women with a family history has a benefit of starting at age 40 years. After 75 years there are insufficient evidence of benefit of screening mammography.
  • Breast Self Examination and annual Clinical examination: breast self examination is easy to learn and and any abnormality should be reported to the oncologist.
  • For High Risk/ Genetic risk factors: screening should start by age 25 or 10 years earlier of youngest relative affected. Annual mammogram and MRI or Doppler ultrasound alternating at 6 month interval can be considered.

Treatment Options:

Some of the common treatment options for breast cancers are:

  • Breast conservation surgery - This is where the tumors are removed without cutting out too much of the surrounding breast tissue.
  • Mastectomy - If the cancer has spread too far then large amounts of breast tissue has to be removed along with the tumor to stop its spread any further.
  • Sentinel lymph node Biopsy - it's part of both surgical procedures, it decreases morbidities of lymph node dissection first draining lymph nodes only are removed in patients with clinically negative axilla. If negative on frozen section further axillary dissection is avoided. It avoids the morbidity of complete axillary clearance.

Cervical cancer ( Carcinoma Cervix)

Cervical cancer is the cancer of the cervix, which is the opening of the uterus and connects the uterus to the vagina. Indian women in particular are susceptible to cervical cancer as more than 1/3rd of the cervical cancer related deaths in the entire world happens here in India, which is about 74000 deaths annually. The leading cause for cervical cancer is HPV or Human Papillomavirus infection, which if left untreated and unchecked will result in cancer.

Alarming Signs of Cervical Carcinoma:

  • Early lesions and precancerous lesions have no symptoms
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding such as bleeding after vaginal intercourse, bleeding after menopause, bleeding and spotting between periods or longer/heavier periods
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Pelvic pain
  • Late stage disease may cause lower extremity swelling, problem with urine and/or stool passage

Screening Guidelines:

  • Cervical cancer screening is most effective screening programme of any cancer disease resulting in significant decrease in mortality from carcinoma cervix
  • United state preventive services task force (USPSTF) recommend cervical cancer screening starting at age 21 yrs.
  • Between age 21-30 years cytology recommended at 3 year interval and HPV testing is not recommended.
  • Between 30-65 years cytology every 3 year or cytology +HPV testing every 5 year.
  • If previously adequately screened screening can be discontinued after 65 years.
  • Women with prior total hysterectomy and no CIN can discontinue screening.

Apart from breast and cervical cancers, certain other cancers have also reported an alarming increase such as:-

Ovarian cancer (Carcinoma Ovary)

Starting in the ovaries, diagnosis of this type of cancer is usually delayed due to lack of visible symptoms in the initial stages. About 85% to 90% of ovarian cancers are epithelial ovarian carcinomas. Epithelial ovarian cancers tend to spread to the lining and organs of the pelvis and abdomen (belly) first. This may lead to the buildup of fluid in the abdominal cavity (called ascites). As it advances, it may spread to the lung and liver, or, rarely, to the brain, bones, or skin. The main treatments for ovarian cancer are surgery and chemotherapy.

Cancer of the endometrium (Carcinoma Endometrium)

Endometrium is the lining of the uterine wall and has along with ovarian, uterine and cervical cancer is also increasing in occurrences throughout India and the world.

The grade of an endometrial cancer is based on how much the cancer forms glands that look similar to those found in normal, healthy endometrium.

  • Grade 1 tumors have 95% or more of the cancerous tissue forming glands.
  • Grade 2 tumors have between 50% and 94% of the cancerous tissue forming glands.
  • Grade 3 tumors have less than half of the cancerous tissue forming glands. Grade 3 cancers tend to be aggressive and have a poorer outlook than lower-grade cancers.

Treatment Options:

Cervical cancer along with Ovarian, uterine and endometrial cancer can be treated using the following methods:

1. Surgery: Radical Hysterectomy primarily preferred option for early stage disease. Both open and minimal invasive approaches are suitable.

  • For precancer high grade lesion conisation is also option for compliant patient.
  • In young suitable patient willing for childbearing trachelectomy is also possible in very early lesion.
  • Depending on risk factors after surgery adjuvant treatment may be advised.

2. Radiation therapy or Combined Radiation therapy+Chemotherapy: Alternative to surgery in early stage and choice in late stage.

Prevention:

Certain prevention techniques that would be advisable to detect cancer in its early stages would be,

  • Regular Pap smear tests for cervical cancer
  • Taking vaccines for cervical cancer
  • Regular mammograms and checkups for breast cancer
  • Changing lifestyles to reduce stress
  • Changes in diet to reduce risks
  • Leading a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise

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Related Tip: Can Ayurveda Really Treat Cancer? Find Out.

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I want to gain my weight, Can I take Endura Mass Weight Gainer? Or if have you any better option?

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
I want to gain my weight, Can I take Endura Mass Weight Gainer? Or if have you any better option?
yes it can help follow this pattern 1. Before Exercise - Banana-1 2. After Exercise - Endura Mass with Milk and sprouts 3. Breakfast - must 4. Snacks - Avoid tea/coffee and stick to Milk (have cashew/badam as snacks) 5. Lunch - (Make sure you add enough vegetables) 6. Snacks - Have some fruit milk shake 7. Mini Tiffin (If you got time) 8. Dinner - Make it light + Endura Mass with Milk) CONSISTENCY is important, its not the one day act that will yield gain, for lean guys, only consistency can yield gain.. Exercise : Push ups, pull ups and bicep curls, squats (Minimum) (Can do on alternative days, to give rest) All the best
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How to decreasing the weight. My stomach size also increasing past one year back I have good body structure but still fatty please suggest suitable medicines.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
How to decreasing the weight. My stomach size also increasing past one year back I have good body structure but still...
Jujube is loaded with a lot of nutrients like calcium, phosphorus and iron. It is also a rich source of Vitamin C, B2 and A. •Soak a handful of jujube leaves in a bowl of plain water overnight. •Strain the water and drink it every day in the morning before having your breakfast. •You will see visible results of weight loss on regular consumption.
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I am very week not internally but from physical appearance. I am 16 years old. Its look like my bone development stopped plse suggest something.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I am very week not internally but from physical appearance. I am 16 years old. Its look like my bone development stop...
Dear, you can get a healthy muscular body by following methods: - 1. To gain weight, your digestion should work properly for proper digestion - take 10 gms powder of carom seeds (ajwain, 10 gm powder of cumin (jeera), 10 gm of rock salt. Mix them well and take 1/2 teaspoon (3-5 gm) of mixture daily after meal. 2. Take a diet rich with proteins and fats. You should take high calorie food that increase your muscle mass and induce growth in bones. Follow the diet chart in your daily life to fastly gain weight * in morning, take a glass of milk added with 2 teaspoons of protein powder with breakfast. * in lunch time, take 1 bowl of curd or 100 gm of cheese, a bowl of vegetable, with chapattis. * in evening, take 1 glass of milk (300 ml) with 2 bananas. * in night, take a bowl of careals (daal, a bowl of salad with chapattis. 3. In morning, get up early and take awalk for 10-15 minutes and exercise light weight exercises for at least 30 minutes at home or gym. 4. For proper weight, proper sleep is very important. So you should sleep for 6-8 hours daily. 5. Avoid smoking & alcohol drinkg completely. 6. You can try protein powders like milk powder, soya protein for weight gain by taking 1 tea spoon added in milk once a day. I assure you that you definitely gain weight fastly by following them. Be healthy
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I am 47 year old man. I did my check up 1 year earlier. My Vitamin B12 level is 173.0 pg/ml, and one year before my blood ESR was 63.0 mm/hr (after that I did not medicine). My serum triglyceride level were 234.1,(after that I did not take medicine). My Vitamin D3 level was also very low. I took 3 or 4 injections each for Vitamin B12 and D3 and then stopped. Some vitamin B12 and D3 medicines were also taken for a month later this , I got sleep disorder and it continued for 2 months. Now my energy levels are very low, I get tired easily. I also breath very fast after climbing stairs of 2 floor building. I perspirate a lot and also on my forehead, I get lots of perspiration. Please suggest me some diagnose with medicine and other treatment so that my energy levels come back and I do not get tired, physically and mentally quickly. I was having lots of stress and one doctor suggested me that low energy and chest pain (swelling of muscles at left side of chest) is due to psychosomatic disorder but I do not agree with him completely and hence I am taking second opinion.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
I am 47 year old man. I did my check up 1 year earlier. My Vitamin B12 level is 173.0 pg/ml, and one year before my b...
Superficial knowledge in medicine is dangerous. The problems and the symptoms you have described are not that bad. It seems to me that you are exaggerating the conditions by thinking it over and gathering knowledge about the conditions you have, thereby torturing yourself. Just forget all those nonsense. Try to have a positive outlook and attitude. Go for a brisk walk for 50 minutes at a stetch everyday. Try yoga therapy with satvic food (green leaf, veg and fruits), avoid oily, spicy, salty and sugars at any form. You will certainly get a rejuvanated life in a month.
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I have a desk job. And I put on my weight from 80kg to 90kg in just last 6 months. I want to loose weight without doing exercise. Please help!

fellowship in diabetes, Professional Training in Mind Body Medicine, MS, MBBS
Bariatrician, Ahmedabad
I have a desk job. And I put on my weight from 80kg to 90kg in just last 6 months. I want to loose weight without doi...
Avoid all junk food and all sweet food. Low fat diet does not work for majority of people. Eat wholesome nutritious food full of fibres, good quality fat like ghee and coconut etc. Don't focus on calories but on nutritional density and diversity. Simultaneously working on exercise and diet will surely help. Best rate to lose weight is 1/2 kg per week. If that happens, it is least likely to go high again in future. You do not have to do rigorous exercise to lose weight but start with something small. Let us say 8 minute workout. Go to you tube and type 8 minute workout and you will see many options. Pick one which you like and can do. Trying to lose weight in very short time will need some form of crash diet. Even if you lose weight doing this kind of crash diet, you will get it all back within no time and all the gain will be mainly fat. Not good for your health. Be gentle and patient with yourself. Demonstrate commitment in your persistent efforts. Make comprehensive change in diet, exercise, sleep and stress in your routine. This is called lifestyle medicine. If you can not do it on your own, find some expert who can help you in this over extended period of time. Best wishes.
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Tips - Ayurveda

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmedabad
Tips - Ayurveda

1. Menses Problems - Menses problems like irregular menses, delayed menses or in little blood flow, have to start Kumari Aasav 10 ml twice a day with warm water adding in it.
2. Hysteria - Give Natural Borax Powder (Purified Tankan) 1 -2 grams with honey or warm water.
3. Stye - In Problem of Stye have to apply Paste of Rasvanti (Rasanjan) on eyelids or on affected area. And take Trifla churna regularly.
4. Abdominal Pain - Take Shivakshar Churna 2 to 4 grams with warm water twice or thrice a day. And use hot water bag or heating pad on affected part of the abdomen.

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I want to grow my body weight and want to over come with under weight please hell me?

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I want to grow my body weight and want to over come with under weight please hell me?
Please follow the below recommendation for your conditions: Bananas are full of calories and contain high amount of carbohydrates and potassium that give you instant energy. Whosoever want to gain weight must eat a banana daily in the morning with a glass of warm milk. Add a teaspoon of sugar in it. Moreover, you can also have it after your meals. Note – Don’t eat bananas when you are down with common cold.
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I am removed my both ovaries last 4th years ago. Now I have started some pain in my stomach. Kindly advise for the same.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I am removed my both ovaries last 4th years ago. Now I have started some pain in my stomach. Kindly advise for the same.
This stomach/abdominal pain could be due to several reasons - non-clearance of bowels/gas/bulky uterus/muscular pull/cramps due to dysentry etc The cause needs to be identified and then treated Please do a USG of whole abdomen to rule out any issue with the abdominal organs. Take plenty of water Balance diet Also take Colocynth 30 - thrice daily 4 pills for next 3-4 days Continue treatment.
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I want to gain weight. I am 50 kg. My height is 5.7.i am a vegetarian and also bachelor staying alone. Can I get a gud idea for breakfast? Can I have milk and banana to gain that?

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
I want to gain weight. I am 50 kg. My height is 5.7.i am a vegetarian and also bachelor staying alone. Can I get a gu...
Hyperthyroidism, diabetes and gastrointestinal problems are the common diseases that can lead to losing weight or the inability to gain weight. But there are other, less-common, issues that could be at fault. Some prescription medications can increase your metabolism, which will burn more calories. Diet can be modified after getting medical advise. Take care.
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