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Dr. A.Sumitha

Gynaecologist, Chennai

Dr. A.Sumitha Gynaecologist, Chennai
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Dr. A.Sumitha is a renowned Gynaecologist in Mylapore, Chennai. You can consult Dr. A.Sumitha at Dr. A.Sumitha@St.Isabel's Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. A.Sumitha on Lybrate.com.

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Hi I am 32 year old n having daughter of 2 years. My problem is that I have lack of interest in sex .I think I have to do BT I am unable. I feel very low.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Hi I am 32 year old n having daughter of 2 years.
My problem is that I have lack of interest in sex .I think I have t...
Please Do some relaxing exercise daily Go for morning or evening walk daily Take salads and fruits more Take Cap kapikachhu by Himalaya 2 2 for 3 mths Lohasav 10 ml twice a day for 3 months You will be happy.
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Boost Your Metabolism

BHMS, M.D.
Homeopath, Gorakhpur
Boost Your Metabolism
  1. Take proper sleep of eight hours.
  2. Drink plenty of water, if you don't like plain water add cucumber, lemon, pineapple, mint etc to add flavor.
  3. Add chilli peppers to your regular diet.
  4. Dont skip your regular meals.
  5. Take low carbs.
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Homeopathic Treatment For Genital Herpes!

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy, m.s counselling and psycotherapy
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Homeopathic Treatment For Genital Herpes!

The main symptom of genital herpes include occurrence of blisters around or near the rectum. These blisters do break eventually, but they leave behind sores that are very tender and that take about 2 to 4 weeks to heal when the eruption of blisters occurs for the first time. The subsequent outbreaks are shorter and less severe than the first outburst. The disease can spread easily through sexual intercourse and it is better to consult a doctor, even if no clear symptoms are visible. Genital herpes cause tingling sensation and a lot of uneasiness in the genital area.

Causes of genital herpes

  1. The genital herpes infection is mainly caused by 2 different types of HSVs or herpes simplex virus.
  2. The first type of herpes simplex virus most commonly infect the lips and they cause cold sores, which are recognized as fever blisters.
  3. The first type of HSV type 1 virus can also produce sores in the genital area. The usual cause of genital herpes is the HSV type 2 and that can infect the mouth.
  4. Genital herpes can be simply transmitted from one individual to another during sex. The symptoms of herpes can be produced on and off in some people as it remains in the nerve cells of the body.

Symptoms of genital herpes

  1. Burning or itchy feeling in the genital area that lasts for more than 2-3 weeks.
  2. Pain is experienced in the genital area, legs and buttocks.
  3. Fluid is discharged from the Vagina, and pressure is experienced in the abdomen.
  4. The sores appear after few days on regions where the virus has entered like penis, vagina or the mouth.
  5. The other general symptoms that can occur under this condition are headache, fever, muscle aches and difficulty in urination.
  6. The glands around the groin area also get swollen at times.

Homeopathic medicines are safe
It is a contagious disease and use of homeopathic remedies is very effective in treating herpes. Remarkable results can be gained by taking homeopathic medicines, and these are extremely safe. There are no side effects caused by taking homeopathic medications, and are of great use in eradicating the condition from the root. The intensity of the genital herpes condition takes a long time to wither and use of homeopathic medicine though provides slow results is very effective and harmless. The best homeopathic medication that can be taken to treat genital herpes is Natrum Mur for both men and women.

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I was not getting mensuration cycle since 5 month's is there any problem. I had no chance of permanent because I had already operated. Is it harmony problem?

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
I was not getting mensuration cycle since 5 month's is there any problem. I had no chance of permanent because I had ...
It may b hormonal imbalance. It may b menopause as around 45 years of age women's cycle stops permanently. But if you are under 40 then do usg and urine pregnancy test.
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Facts of Coffee

MBBS, D.P.H
General Physician, Gurgaon
Facts of Coffee

Facts of Coffee:

Coffee is consumed by about 50% of adults and second most consumed beverage used worldwide and a leading contributor of caffeine of diet. As per available records coffee has been enjoyed for over 500 years.

 

Nutritional facts:

  • coffee is a better option in the energy drinks like soda, and sweetened teas or juices in view that it’s calories is very low in comparison to other energy drink.

  • One eight –oz cup provides

Calories

2-4

Carbohydrate

0.0 g

Fat & Fatty acid (omega 6 fatty acid)

2.4 mg

Protein

0.3 g

Vitamin b2 (Riboflavin)

0.2 mg

Vitamin K

0.2 mcg

Pantothenic acid

0.6 mg

Niacin

0.5 mg

Choline

6.2 mg

Calcium

4.7 mg

Manganese

0.1 mg

Magnesium

7.1 mg

Phosphorous

7.1 mg

Potassium

116 mg

Sodium

4.7 mg

Fluoride

215mcg

Caffeine

94.6 mg

 

Benefits of coffee:

Coffee from ground beans contains 95 to 180 milligrams of caffeine in a tall regular cup while a cup of green tea provides about 44 milligrams caffeine. Coffee has following benefits:

Antioxidant: Coffee is a high source of Antioxidant. Coffee provides 70% of total amount of important antioxidant in diet. Antioxidants in coffee are Polyphenols, chlorogenic acid and caffeic acid, Cafestol and Kahweol.

 

Antioxidant in coffee plays following role:

  • Neuro degenerative disease: Coffee works as natural anti aging beverage. Antioxidants protects against Parkinson’s disease, dementia. Coffee acts as natural Alzheimer’s disease treatment and also has protective qualities against Depression in some people.

  • Coffee is effective at “Fighting free radical damage”: Because it increases antioxidant in the blood (Plasma antioxidant capacity).

  • Cancer protection and as an anti inflammatory food: Inflammation which is the root of most diseases is reduced. Coffee lowers oxidative stress because of its ability to induce mRNA and protein expression. Caffeine found in coffee also has an impact on metabolites and lipid fraction that act as a safeguard against some malignant cells by modulating certain detoxifying enzymes.

  • Coffee prevents Cardiovascular disease and improves heart health. Antioxidant cafestol and kahweol are diterpene compounds which have cholesterol –balancing effects of coffee. Coffee intake is associated with lower risks of heart failure and stroke and also reduces the heart arrhythmia.

  • Help to prevent Diabetes: Antioxidant chlorogenic acid reduce the absorption of glucose from sugary or high carbohydrate foods. This could slow the release of sugar into the bloodstream after a meal and be beneficial for preventing insulin resistance, thus help to prevent diabetes.

  • Increase Physical performance and endurance: Caffeine increases the capacity for bodily and mental labor especially by eliminating fatigue.

  • Coffee increases energy and concentration.

  • Helps in asthma control.

  • Coffee lower risk of select gastrointestinal diseases.

  • Coffee may protect against alcoholic liver disease (It has been observed that 20% reduction in alcoholic liver syndrome by consuming one cup of coffee a day up to four times daily).

 

Disadvantage of Coffee:

  • Effect on Hydrochloric acid: Regular consumption of Coffee effects the availability of HCL in the stomach especially protein based food which passes into the small intestine before being properly broken down . undigested protein results variety of health problem like Bloating and gas, IBS, Diverticulitis and even colon cancer.

  • Ulcers, IBS and Acidity: Regular consumption of Coffee( Caffeine and various acids present in Coffee) irritate the stomach & lining of small intestine which is necessary for H. pylori to take hold initially , due to that Helicobacter pylori bacteria causes Ulcers, gastritis, IBS and Crohn’s disease. It also irritate the lining of small intestine which leads to Abdominal spasm, cramps, and elimination problem due to that diarrhea and constipation occurs.

  • Heart burn problems: Caffeine in Coffee relax the Esophageal sphincter due to that stomach content come back in stomach and burn the delicate lining of esophagus by HCL thus contribute the Acid reflux and Heartburn

  • Coffee as a laxative: coffee stimulates peristalsis thus promote the gastric emptying , whereby the stomach’s contents are quickly passed into the small intestines , before digesting food which makes it difficult for nutrients to be absorbed from your food. It also increases the chances of irritation and inflammation within the gastrointestinal tract.

  • Effects the Mineral Absorption: In heavy drinkers of coffee Iron absorption in stomach is effected and particularly effects the ability of kidney to retain calcium, magnesium and othe important minerals which plays vital role for good health

  • Acrylamide in coffee: Coffee contains the Acrylamide which is carcinogenic substance (cancer causing)

  • Stress and tension: Excessive consumption of caffeine in coffee release the stress hormones ”Cartisol, Epinephrine an Nor epinephrine” which increases the heart’s rate, blod pressure and tension levels. Stress hormones with a cup of coffee also interferes with the digestive process, caffeine in coffee also interfere with GABA metabolism. Gamma-amino butyric acid is a neurotransmitter involved in regulating mood and stress levels, it also affect the GIT.

“Mood and digestive system are interrelated, thus when you drink a lot of coffee the high levels of caffeine in it negatively affect both of them”.

 

How much coffee is safe to drink:

  • For healthy adult 500 mg. of caffeine /day (approximately 5 cups).

  • For pregnant women 200 mg. /day.

  • Ideally 1-2 cup of coffee /day has no associated negative effect but beneficial for people.

  • If associated with problem of stress a, tension, digestive problem it should be avoided.

 

What is the best time of consumption of coffee :

  • Morning 10 am to noon

  • Evening 2pm to 5pm

  • Early morning stress hormone “Cartisol” level in our body is very high and consuming caffeine when cortisol level are high creates two problems:

  • Caffeine interferes with the body’s production of cortisol which is released in response to stress and low glucose. The body ends up producing less cortisol and depends more on the caffeine to compensate.

  • It increases the person’s tolerance to caffeine because it replaces the natural cortisol – induced boost instead of adding to it.

Thus early morning is the worst time for coffee.

Girl aged 17 irregular periods thyroid check was normal, five months ago my pill was prescribed after that there was a relief but now the same problem is again please advice.

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
A number of factors can cause this problem, such as eating disorders, significant weight loss or gain, anemia, menopause, thyroid disorders, hormonal imbalance, liver disease, tuberculosis, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, recent birth or miscarriage, polycystic ovarian syndrome, uterine abnormalities, and other health conditions. Lifestyle triggers like increased exercise, smoking, alcohol abuse, caffeine, travel, stress, and certain medications and birth control pills can also contribute to this problem ginger is highly beneficial in regulating menstrual cycles and also relieving menstrual pain. It promotes menstruation and hence is good when dealing with delayed or scanty periods. 1. Boil one-half teaspoon of freshly ground ginger in a cup of water for five to seven minutes. 2. Add a little sugar. 3. Drink this three times a day after meals. 4. Do this for about one month or more. 2. Cinnamon cinnamon is considered useful for regulating menstrual cycles and reducing menstrual cramps. According to traditional chinese medicine, it is believed to have a warming effect on the body. Also, it contains hydroxychalcone that helps regulate insulin levels and is suspected to have an effect on menstrual regularity. A study analyzing the effects of cinnamon extract on menstrual cycles in women with polycystic ovary syndrome is currently underway? simply add one-half teaspoon of cinnamon powder to a glass of milk. Drink this daily for several weeks? you can also drink cinnamon tea, sprinkle cinnamon on your foods, or chew cinnamon sticks regularly. Any queries consult me privately.
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I am 24 years. I have manshural cycle problem. 1st day of my period is very painful. Also suffered with watery stool. Vomiting. Nausea. Every month this happened with me. Please help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
I am 24 years. I have manshural cycle problem. 1st day of my period is very painful. Also suffered with watery stool....
Give hot fomentation to your lower abdomen and lower back and take tab meftal spas for pain you should take rest on the first day of your periods and drink lots of hot fluids to soothe you.
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Hi doctor My friend wants to know in which month the fetus converts to boy or girl during pregnancy. She is 7 weeks 4 days pregnant. Please clarify the doubt.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Junagadh
Hi doctor My friend wants to know in which month the fetus converts to boy or girl during pregnancy. She is 7 weeks 4...
Baby boy or girl is depend on sperm chromosome x or y. If is x baby will be girl and if it is y baby will be boy. These x and y some enzymes in growing embryo release and foetus become girl and boy it happen at 7-8 weeks. Not any drug charges out side means if mothers take any drug for selective sex is false.
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I am 23 year girl. I had unprotected sex 3.5 years back. And sometimes I feel so weak with vaginal discharge and from last 3-4 days I am having slight pain below tongue and below jaws. Is there any chance that I am hiv positive? Please help.

Diploma in Family Medicine, M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Sexologist, Pune
I am 23 year girl. I had unprotected sex 3.5 years back. And sometimes I feel so weak with vaginal discharge and from...
Dear miss there can be no plausible connection between your generalised complaints and the fact that you had unprotected sex 3 to 5 years back. Unless you are still feeling guilty about it or you are worried that you have contracted some sexually transmitted infection. It is best to go to a pathology lab and run a std screen so you know whether you are infected or not. May be then you can stop worrying!
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I have multiple fibroids my age is 37 years want to conceive but not conceiving I have 12 years son what treat meant I should take for conceiving.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I have multiple fibroids my age is 37 years want to conceive but not conceiving I have 12 years son what treat meant ...
Go for follicular monitoring to check ovulation Get your husband's semen testing done. GO for laparoscopy to check if fallopian tubes are patent or closed. You might need aid of ovulation inducing agents to conceive. Please mention your age, with age, ovarian reserve declines. You can take help of ART (assisted reproductive techniques) to help in fertilization. All the best PLease feel free to discuss further.
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I am having sperm count 15million/ml and fluctuates high and low. I am working in heat zone. We are planning for baby for more than 3 yrs. please help me for improvement.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I am having sperm count 15million/ml and fluctuates high and low. I am working in heat zone. We are planning for baby...
Every day morning when you are taking bath then apply ice to your testis, avoid smoking alcohol and tea all hot things.
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We have had safe sex one month ago using contraceptive as condom. She got her period of 4 days on time. Since its summer and she go for some coaching in hot sunlight on foot. Now 15 days has passed from her normal period. And she still feels tired and she is having some pain in her leg. She do not have any pain in her stomach. Is there is still the chances that she might be pregnant?

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
We have had safe sex one month ago using contraceptive as condom. She got her period of 4 days on time. Since its sum...
Hi lybrate user, weakness and cramps in leg could be due to low hemoglobin please get hemoglobin done. If the period was proper in last cycle and no sex in present cycle less possibility of having pregnancy. Please get confirmation with urine pregnancy test.
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I did sex with my girl friend on 1st April 2016. After sex she had period on last 2 month (april, may ) with out any problem. But in june she saw some change in her period then she checked her pregnancy and result is positive (she is pregnant) . But how it is possible after 2 month in during 2 or 3 month we do not had sex. Just I am confused she is pregnant or not? Please help me.

Fellowship In Minimal Access Surgery, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
Hi lybrate user, if her bleeding is not as normal as previous periods there is chance of pregnancy with cyclic bleeding, if there is any doubt you can confirm by doing a blood test called beta hcg.
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I had sex with my husband 4 days before and I ate ipill day after tomorrow of sex. Im feeling sleepy all the time. I did not have my periods yet. Day before yesterday ia my periods date. I did not hav bleeding yet. And im feeling headache and stomach ache. What should I do? Im I pregnant?

MD - Alternate Medicine, PGDIP.IN GERIATRIC CARE, Post Graduate Diploma in Holistic Healthcare
Ayurveda, Balasore
I had sex with my husband 4 days before and I ate ipill day after tomorrow of sex. Im feeling sleepy all the time. I ...
Hello, hope you have taken preventive major to avoid pregnancy, but it may work or may not. Try to have urine hsg test after you missed your due date. Headache and stomach pain are the adverse effect of that drug. Ok.
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Meri Marriage ko 10 years ho gaye. Meri beti 5 Saal ki hogai hai. Main Pregnancy conceive karna chahati hoon. Par nahi ho paraha. Pehle Bhi Mujhe meri beti shadi ke 4 saal ke baad hui. Main Ab kya karu?

BHMS PGCGO
Homeopath, Hubli-Dharwad
Meri Marriage ko 10 years ho gaye. Meri beti 5 Saal ki hogai hai. Main Pregnancy conceive karna chahati hoon. Par nah...
You need to go through complete check up. Aj kal bohat sari dawaiyan ha jo pregnent hone me madad kar sakti ha. Ap gynac ko consult karen.
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I am taking Triquilar tabs regularly to avoid pregnancy. This is my 4th month of taking Triquilar tabs. Today is my 4th day of period. And today I have unprotected sex with my husband. He ejaculated inside me. Please let me know that can I get pregnant as we have done it on 4th day.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I am taking Triquilar tabs regularly to avoid pregnancy. This is my 4th month of taking Triquilar tabs. Today is my 4...
Dear lybrate-user, good morning! there is no possibility of you getting pregnant in the circumstances you narrated.
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Brown Rice Vs Plain Rice - Which One Should You Be Eating?

Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ambala
Brown Rice Vs Plain Rice - Which One Should You Be Eating?

Over the years, a sizeable number of people have expressed their affinity for brown rice as the healthier alternative to plain rice. Doctors are growingly recommending brown rice to all those keen on losing kilos or keeping type 2 diabetes in arrest. Brown rice essentially undergoes less of processing compared to white rice, hence it retains all the essential nutrients. Brown rice contains the side hull and bran, consequently, it helps in replenishing the crucial body nutrients like proteins, thiamine, calcium, magnesium, fiber and potassium. The growing popularity of brown rice not only stems from its nutritive values but also from the myriad healthy diet options that revolve around it. Unlike white rice, brown rice does not require artificial fortifications like synthetic vitamins in order to conform to the required standards of FDA. Brown rice enables you to enjoy the health benefits without compromising on the taste of rice. Brown rice is advantageous to not just the fitness fanatics, but is also the preferred meal for those with specialized dietary preferences like vegans. Some of the obverse rationale for brown rice may be listed as follows.

1. Controls insulin spikes
Brown rice has extremely low glycemic rating because of which the blood sugar levels in our body can be adequately controlled. While plain rice enhances the risk of developing diabetes, brown rice goes a long way in nullifying the glucose fluctuations in our body.

2. High in fiber
Brown rice is one of the most important sources of essential body fibers. It helps in preventing colon cancer by supplying the necessary fibers and it also detoxifies the colon walls by eliminating the cancer causing substances from the body.

3. Promotes weight loss
Brown rice regulates the bowel movements and thereby stimulates better metabolism. It is also considered to be one of the most wholesome dietary supplements because it remains a whole grain, unlike plain rice. Therefore, it is one of the most opted for food items for those wishing to lose the extra kilos.

4. Rich in salts and naturally occurring oils
Brown rice is rich in body salts like selenium and manganese which nourish your nervous and reproductive systems, thereby reducing the occurrence of diseases like cancer, arthritis and other cardiovascular syndromes.

5. Ideal as baby food
Given that brown rice is replete in necessary body fibers and health boosting nutrients, it is ideal for baby food because it promotes fast growth in babies and also averts any nutrition deficiency diseases. It also protects the baby from any synthetic vitamins that emerge from the consumption of white rice.

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B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
The belly rules the mind. - spanish proverb.
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We are planning to conceive a baby but unfortunately unable to succeed because when ever we are having an intercourse my wife white semen is not coming properly. Can you please help How my wife can discharged her semen properly so that we can conceive a baby we are trying since last one year but no results.

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Satara
We are planning to conceive a baby but unfortunately unable to succeed because when ever we are having an intercourse...
1st thing their is no concept of female semen. May be you want to say wetness of private parts (vagina). If you r getting difficulty during intercourse n nt able to maintain relation properly then only you need treatment for same. Their r many factors required for conception. I will suggest both of you to do basic reports like your semen analyasis. N your wife's thyroid test ,usg ,blood examination.
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Mam my periods was late for 2 weeks so I took cycloreg tablets after taking that also no periods symptom.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Pune
Mam my periods was late for 2 weeks so I took cycloreg tablets after taking that also no periods symptom.
Check for urine pregnancy test with early morning urine sample. Follow the schedule- Use warm water for drinking, take healthy ,warm food, fresh fruits, dry fruits, take proper rest, sound sleep, do regular exercise, yoga, pranayam. Avoid- chilled water, cold drink, foods kept in fridge, oily,spicy, outside food, water, avoid late night works, travelling ,overexertion during menstruation. Best luck.
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