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Dt. Y. Prasanthi

Msc-Food Science and Nutrition, Diploma in Fitness and Nutrition

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore

20 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
Dt. Y. Prasanthi Msc-Food Science and Nutrition, Diploma in Fitness and Nu... Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
20 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dt. Y. Prasanthi is a renowned Dietitian/Nutritionist in Koramangala, Bangalore. She has been a successful Dietitian/Nutritionist for the last 20 years. She has done Msc-Food Science and Nutrition, Diploma in Fitness and Nutrition . You can visit her at Manipal Clinics in Koramangala, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dt. Y. Prasanthi on

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Msc-Food Science and Nutrition - University Of Agricultural Sciences,Bangalore, - 1997
Diploma in Fitness and Nutrition - Masachusetts University.USA, - 1999
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I have hypo thyroid problem last 1years n my weight going 75kg to 85kg.i am trying to loose my weight but I can not.

3 months Internship of Dietitics/Nutrition, PG diploma in Dietitics/Nutrition, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Moradabad
Isha no problem if you have this can reduce your weight but it will take more time...both things are important for reducing weight..1st its 30 to 45minute cardeo exercises preferable walking and 2nd its diet control o taking healthy nutritive diet... Drink warm water with lemon and honey early in the morning... Maximum intake of green tea and water... Take high fibre diet.. Avoid refined fatty and high sugar food.. Dinner it should be light maximum till 8pm..
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I am 58 yrs old diabetic for last 20 years. I got kidney transplanted 4 months back and absolutely fine. Recently since last 10 days I find itching and burning in the anus and irregular passing f stools with little difficlty. I am afraid it may leead to piles problem. Please suggest me how to overcome this poblem.

MD - General Medicine, Diploma in Diabetology
General Physician,
Deae, you have not mentioned whether there is any skin changes around the anus? please check it and get back to me. For now I could say just enhance the hygiene of anus avoid sweat, keep the anal region dry, you can apply - enderm gm cream twice a day for 5 days.
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I am 25 years old I want to lose weight my weight is 90kg please tell me some diet.

Homeopath, Bareilly
Do the following things to loose weight- 1] Drink a glass of lukewarm water with one spoon honey and lemon juice added in it in morning. 2] Take sprouted beans in break fast. 3] Eat a plate of salads before lunch and do not eat water immediately after lunch. 4] Do not sleep in the afternoon. 5] eat whole grain food rather than eating refined flour like maida. 6] Avoid fast food , packaged food, bakery item, oily food , rice ,potato. sweets etc. 7] Do exercise and brisk walk daily . 8] Do not sleep immediately after dinner. Have some walk then go to bed.
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I am trying to gain weight. Please help me with appropriate medicines to increase my appetite I tried alot of supplements but they arnt working though.

Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Vadodara
With perfact diet along with supplement will help you to gain weight. Only supplement is not enough you have to start taking healthy energy protein rich diet. Consult a good dietitian.
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I feel hungry all the times but if some eatables come in front of me my stomach is full without eating?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition (Delhi University)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Panipat
It can be due to improper digestion & gastric problem. Start following these things to improve appetite & disgestion. Start taking amla murabba everyday in the morning. Do take some citrus fruit such as mausami, oranges in between your main meals. Even if you are hungry try to have something very little after every 2 hours.
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Dear Dr. My son is now 20 years old. He lost half of his hair. So he went for CBC vit d calcium check that v came to know that he has vit d deficiency and calcium also Juz average. what your opinion please prescribe.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Hello, you need to rule any chronic illness because of which hair fall is there or whether you have family history of androgenic alopecia. Visit your nearest dermatologist for proper management.
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Sir, now I'm 45 yrs. I am interested for doing jogging everyday morning. So kindly advice me how much time I want to jogging and any other exercise.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Hi lybrate user. Jogging is a good exercise and provides you much more fitness than walking. It tones legs and can reduce your weight much faster than other slow / static exercises. Walking burns 250 calories @ speed 5 kmph and jogging at 8 kmph will burn 550 calories. All calculated per hour. Just this shift from walking to jogging alone can help reduce 300 x 30 days = 9000 calories per month = about 1.5 kgs. This can help you lose about 7-10 kgs in 6 months. If you are graduating from walking to jogging. Then do it gradually. Walk for 10 mins then jog for 2 mins. Then 3 mins walk. And repeat this cycle. As your stamina and strength grows. You can switch to 2 and 2. Then 5 jog. 2 walk. Like that you can keep increasing the jog time versus walk time. Aim is to keep stretching your body and see how much you can push it without getting injured. Human body is designed to keep moving and running. My philosophy is - either you use it or you lose it! you know your body best. You can work out your own limits!
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Cheese vs Butter- What should be your daily breakfast preference? in dietetics and community nutrittion management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Cheese vs Butter- What should be your daily breakfast preference?

Cheese vs Butter- What should be a part of your daily breakfast?

Both cheese and butter taste great, but when it comes to making them a part of your daily diet, you must keep their nutritional content in mind. Check how they rate nutritionally.

1. Calorie content

Butter is much higher in calorie content than cheese. While 100 grams of cheese have 349 calories, the same amount of butter comprises 717 calories. Moreover, 306 of the calories present in cheese are in the form of fat, while 713 calories come from fat in butter.

2. Fat content

Cheese and butter are both made from milk, but their fat content differs due to their different methods of preparation. 100 grams cheese contains 32 grams of fat, with 18 grams of saturated fats and 1.1 grams of trans fats. On the other hand, the fat content of butter is 81 grams per 100 grams butter, with 51 grams of saturated fats, and 3.3 grams of trans fats. This is the reason why butter is mostly avoided by people who aim at maintaining optimum weight.

3. Vitamin and protein content

There is only 0.8 gram of protein in butter, in comparison to 18 grams in the same quantity of cheese.

However, both cheese and butter are rich in Vitamin A and choline, containing about 945 IUs and 2499 IUs vitamin A per 100 grams respectively. Vitamin A is known for improving your vision, boosting immunity and promoting cell growth. Also, Vitamins E and K, and folate are present in small amounts in cheese and butter. They ensure good health of your red blood cells, help in blood coagulation and in maintaining bone metabolism (the process of forming new bone tissues). Additionally, cheese also contains vitamin B6, B12 and betaine.

4. Mineral content

Ample amount of minerals like calcium, phosphorus and potassium are present in both cheese and butter, which help in strengthening your muscles, minimising the chances of osteoporosis, maintaining acid-base balance in your body and diminishing the chances of heart diseases. Moreover, cheese also contains iron, selenium and zinc in smaller amounts, whereas butter has traces of fluoride, zinc, selenium and magnesium, which enhance your immunity and promote fertility among both men and women.

5. Energy giving capacity

Butter being rich in fat can boost up your energy level instantly. While cheese also provides your body with energy, it does not have an instant action like butter.

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Im overweight. Im always hungry. What are the ways to control my hunger for food? How do I control my weight? Thanks in advance.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hye, thanks for the query. Your weight is a balance of calories. Fad diets may promise you that counting carbs or eating a mountain of fruits will make the fats drop. But when it comes to weight loss, it's sensible eating that counts. Weight loss comes down to burning more calories than you take in. You can do that by reducing extra calories from food and beverages, and increasing calories burned through physical activity. Understand that weight /fat loss involves sensible eating. You have to eat the right foods at the right time. Eat small but frequent meals. Take smaller main meals. Take a glass of lime water 10minutes before meals. Avoid long gaps in between meals. Avoid junk as far as possible. Exercise at least 4 times a week. Lastly be committed.                        Remember it's a lifestyle change and not a one time thing.     All the so called fad, crash, restricted diets will only give you muscle and bone loss. The fats will remain as it is. So, don't forget the bottom line: The key to successful weight loss is a commitment to making indefinite changes in your diet and exercise habits.
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My grand father is a diabetes patient and he wants to make a operation of his eyes how should he prevent from diabetes.

Ophthalmologist, Hyderabad
He can go ahead with his eye surgery. The eye surgeon will take adequate measures to prevent complications. From your side, make sure he is taking all diabetes medications on time, controls his diet well, takes up exercise (mostly walking) as advised, so that his sugars and all health parameters are maintained normally.
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I am 45 years old, I am suffering from back neckache for last three years, i am diabetic also please help what can i do for relief my pain.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
For pain you can take hifenac- p and see. For diabetes you need diabetic control. Which I can give you. Ask me with reports of fbs, 2hr ppbs and hba1c. Describe the location of pain you may have cervical spondylosis which can be confirmed by x ray, ct.
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Is eating Yogurt good for you?

BSc, BSAM, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Is eating Yogurt good for you?

‘Probiotic’ is one of the most popular word in health food industry today. The health food and grocery stores today are full of options on probiotic food and drinks. The literal meaning of probiotic is ‘for life’. Probiotics in scientific terms are microorganisms who provide enormous health benefits when consumed. In normal terms, they are friendly bacteria needed for our body to maintain a healthy gut.  

Yogurt is one such super healthy food made by adding friendly bacteria to the milk. Doctors recommend eating a bowl of yogurt (400 gms) every day. Being a dairy product, Yogurt is not only packed with Calcium and Protein, it is also a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, B2, B12, Riboflavin, Potassium, Phosphorous and Magnesium.

Let’s now look at some well researched health benefits of yogurt:

Yoghurt is effective in the prevention of Osteoporosis. This calcium rich food serves great benefits when fortified with Vitamin D. Look for yogurt with a boost of vitamin D as consumption of Calcium and vitamin D on a regular basis can aid in the prevention of Osteoporosis.

In cases of gastrointestinal conditions like diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease and constipation, eating yogurt ensures that our digestive system regains its balance with good bacteria.

Many of us need to consume antibiotics in sickness to eliminate the infection. However, antibiotics not only kill disease causing, but good bacteria as well. Thus, it is very beneficial to consume yogurt especially when on antibiotics to help our body replenish lost nutrients and good bacteria.

Yogurt has now emerged as a beauty ingredient. A lot has been said about yogurt and weight management as well as its skin care benefits. A lot of beauty products now boost of yogurt goodness. Eat Yogurt and apply a yogurt mask for a spotless glowing skin!

Yogurt can leave you feeling full for long as it has high-quality protein. Thus, it can be a great snacking option. These days, yogurt occupy a big place in the food industry. We have many options over the counter from frozen yogurt, sweetened or flavored ones, smoothies to thick Greek yogurts. Though they are all great options to have, it is important to go for trusted brands and read the ingredients before you buy. Nutritionists, however, recommend fresh homemade yogurt over the ready-made ones to reap their maximum benefits.

There are many ways to add variety to your yogurt bowl every day. Whip it up with some fresh fruits; add ground flax seeds or nuts for a boost of Omega-3. Blend it with some natural honey and muesli for a perfect healthy smoothie.

Say cheers to good health with a bowl of yogurt every day! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.

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My weight is so much more and also much more stomach. My stomach and requested appropriate measures to minimize weight and easy to tell.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Your weight is controlled by 4 major factors (1) refined sugar consumption (2) exercise and hydration (3) posture and sitting (4) how many times do you indulge yourself - alcohol, binge eating at parties, overeating etc. Step 01: refined sugar 1. Avoid all snacks and commercial products with sugar in them - biscuits, cakes, bournvita, horlicks, coke, pepsi, energy drinks, sweetened yogurt etc. 2. Cut down on your daily intake of tea/coffee and maintain it at 3-4 cups a day. 3. Try to add little sugar to any beverage (coffee, tea, milk, lemon water etc.) that you have and ideally you should refrain from adding any sugar altogether. Step 02: get exercise and proper hydration 1. Try to work out for 20 minutes each day. You do not necessarily have to go to the gym. You can incorporate some pretty powerful exercises in your daily routine like - squats, skipping, surya namaskar and core exercises. 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water everyday but remember that tea/coffee are not substitutes for pure water. Step 03: improve posture and sitting habits if you have a sitting job then ensure that you do not sit for more than 30 minutes at one stretch. Get up and move a little after every 30 minutes. Step 04: stop indulging and eat more of raw natural stuff 1. No more than 60 ml of hard liqour or 2 glasses of beer per day. 2. Try to eliminate the urge to overeat but if you do overeat try to limit the incidents to two times per week. 3. Eat 4 servings of fruits per day. 4. Each of your meal should contain 50% of raw vegetables. Once you incorporate the above points in your routine you will see a dramatic difference in your weight, physical shape and energy levels.. Losing and maintaining weight is something which is totally in your hands, it is easy and it is free of cost if you follow the above mentioned points.
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I am type 2 diabetic patient. I am taking Bitter ground juice, Gooseberry juice and soaked Fenugreek water. Is it effective to control Diabetic.

General Physician, Pune
Add sinnamon, black berry seeds powder and sweet potato. These are all natural sugar reducing agents. But you may add some more allopathic or ayurvedic drugs if natural drugs are not sufficient to control it. Also control diet of carbohydrates and fats and walk for an hour daily.
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Sir I am Soumya. Sir I have fat problem. However can I decrease my fat Ness. Sir please tell me.

Ayurveda, Faridabad
Hello lybrate-user Avoid sugar, white flour, excess fat from diet. Take balanced diet of small portions at regalar intervals of 3-4 hrs. Snacks should be salads and fruits. Breakfast is must. Green tea and herbal teas are good.
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Hi. How can I get a flat tummy? Tough my tummy is not too much but I still want to have flat one. I do suryanamaskar everyday. Earlier I reduced a lot thru that. But I guess now my body is very used to it. So its stagnant. My over all body is perfect except for a lil tummy.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, B.Pharma
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Hi. Lybrate-user, tummy fat is due to insulin hormone imbalance balancing insulin will give immediate results; I can suggest a diet and supplement to lose weight, contact me.
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I have a desk job. Before 4 year s I have field job but since Jan 2013 I have desk job. In may 2012 my weight was 72 kg. But now it is increased up to 81 KGS. Please suggest some tips to loose it.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Best way to reduce fat is exercise and diet control....take pranacharya medohar rasayn twice a day....medohar guggul 2-2 twice a day....and pranacharya slim capsule 1-1 twice a day...avoid junk food...oily food...fermented food..alcohol consumption..sugar....milk products and sweets....take oats and cereals more..and do pranayama early in the morning and walk for atleast 45 minutes a day...and do exercises....dont sleep immediately after taking can take my 'obesity treatment package' which is available on lybrate in health packages
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I have a desk job and in the last 2 years, my weight has gone up from 55-65 kgs. I want to lose weight. Please help.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Go for brisk walk 45 minute daily. Take 3 cup green tea daily (jasmine flavour). Have diet rich in fruits vegetable salads & multigrain aata roti avoid rice, deserts, and fried stuffed. Drink 2-3 liters water in a day.
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I am trying to gain weight. But I can't gain weight how I gain weight fast in one month.

Ayurveda, Ambala
The reason of not gaining weight are * improper diet * indigestion (disease of stomach, loose motions) * worms in intestine * thyroid disorder * diabetes *addiction (smoking or alcoholism) dear you can easily gain weight and get a healthy muscular body by following these best things - 1. To gain weight, your digestion should work properly. If you have any disease of digestive system you should treat disease first. 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 endura mass, milk powder, soya protein. And creatinine 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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Causes and Treatment of Dysphagia

ENT Specialist, Delhi
Causes and Treatment of Dysphagia

Ever had tempting food calling out to you, but could not to swallow it? This could be a serious medical condition and should not be taken lightly. Sometimes, certain disorders in the throat or the esophagus culminate in acute difficulties in swallowing. Commonly termed dysphagia, this disease is directly linked to some sort of a neuro cardiac abnormality. Dysphagia is commonly noted in babies and aged people or in other words in those age groups whose immunity systems are not necessarily strong. Occasional troubles in swallowing can go unnoticed and may not necessarily raise the alarm, but if this condition prevails for a comparatively long period of time, then one really needs to get themselves checked.

Some of the most prominent causes of dysphagia have been enlisted below:

  • Muscular and nervous dysfunctions: On certain occasions, the nerves and the muscles that are responsible for transporting food through the food pipe may not be functioning properly. As a consequence of which, food particles find it difficult to navigate through the esophagus and reach the stomach. Such a condition may be spurred by a stroke or nervous diseases like Parkinson's, sclerosis or dystrophy. A weak immunity system, leading to an inflammation and thus narrowing of the esophageal walls may also cause such a disease.
  • Gastronomical distresses: Ulcers or inflammation of the food pipe due to some gastroenteric disorders is also a cause of dysphagia. Such a condition may arise out of innocuous situations like an allergic reaction or on account of more chronic medical distresses like cancers and tumors. 
  • Dryness inside the mouth: The saliva in the mouth helps in debilitating the food particles into digestible form.  However, due to some kind of a hormonal imbalance, if there isn't adequate saliva formation, it becomes a task to swallow the food and results in dysphagia. 

With timely diagnosis, dysphagia can be treated effectively. Treating dysphagia usually involves a few clinical methods as well as a few lifestyle changes.  Certain specialists advice exercising the throat muscles that can possibly ease out swallowing while others recommend specific changes in the diet for the same. Surgical procedures involve dilation and endoscopy which clears out the surface area of the esophagus as a result of which heals dysphagia to a great extent.

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