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Dr. Alkananda Srinivasan

Pediatrician, Chennai

300 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
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Dr. Alkananda Srinivasan is a renowned Pediatrician in Perambur, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Alkananda Srinivasan personally at Srinivas Priya Hospital in Perambur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Alkananda Srinivasan on Lybrate.com.

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After taking lactare tablets there is no much increase in the production of breast milk please suggest me the best as I am unable to feed baby?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
After taking lactare tablets there is no much increase in the production of breast milk please suggest me the best as...
There is no medicine known to increase brest milk production.It is controlled by a complex mechanism of touch & pressure of breast leading to chain of harmones production resulting in breast milk secretion.In short it is demand & supply mechanism,more a child sucks more he gets Exclusive.Breast feed your child at least for first5-6 months.You can express milk if child is unable to take due to any reason to ensure constant supply.
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My son is 5 years old suffering with sneezing because of allergy how to get rid of that?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
The best way is to avoid the allergens if it is known. Allergens can be of various types like dust, pollens, smoke, foods etc. Long term use of some medication like montelukast with levocetrizine helps. Most of the children overcome this allergy as they grow till that time symptomatic treatment and avoidens of allergens is needed.

Which is best protein for 3 year old child and best food, energy drink.Please suggest something for that.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician,
Which is best protein for 3 year old child and best food, energy drink.Please suggest something for that.
Egg is the best protein. A balanced diet that includes carbohydrates (from rice, wheat etc, proteins (from egg, pulses, milk,fish etc, fat (from oil, vitamins and minerals (from vegatables and fruits) in right proportion is the best food. Personally I don't recommend any one particular brand as best energy drink.

My daughter is 3 years complete and run 4 so what type I gve diet her she is thin can I gve her almond or chyanprakash.

DNB (Pediatrics), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My daughter is 3 years complete and run 4 so what type I gve diet her she is thin can I gve her almond or chyanprakash.
Hi Lybrate-user, Give her home made food and include green leafy vegetable, all kinds of vegetables and fruits as per the availability and season in her diet. Encourage her to eat by herself. You can give her 3 to 4 meals in addition to 1 to snacks in a day. Add sugar/jaggery and ghee/edible oil to her diet to make them energy and calorie rich. Discourage eating outside and junk foods. Don't feed with force. Almonds can be given but not in whole nut form. Make almonds into powder or soft form and add in her diet. Whole nuts should not be given to children of this age because of risk of choking.

My daughter is 1 year old I want to leave breast feeding at night so what should I make her eat before sleeping so that she doesn't wake up for feed?

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
My daughter is 1 year old I want to leave breast feeding at night so what should I make her eat before sleeping so th...
U can give her hand made roti or rice with milk or with other things,,at this u should start giving her all the things u take

Hi, My daughter is 2 years and 8 months old. Though she is physically very active but she is not putting on weight. She eats protein diet though including dal, ragi, dry fruits etc. She is just 10.4 kg now muscles are weak. Please advice.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, PG - Graduate Diploma In Health Sciences In Diabetology, MD - Bio-Chemistry
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chennai
Hi, My daughter is 2 years and 8 months old. Though she is physically very active but she is not putting on weight. S...
As long as the child is physically active& mentally alert, you don’t have to worry But you can give her some nuts like cashew, peanuts, almonds, pistachios Give lots of fruits Add animal protein like egg, fish, red meat.

Cystic Fibrosis- Causes and Symptoms!

DDF, FCCP, MD , MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Cystic Fibrosis- Causes and Symptoms!

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disorder that is known to affect some of the vital organs of the body including the lungs, digestive system to name a few. For long it was believed that cystic fibrosis affects a person in their childhood. However, various research and studies suggest that adults are also susceptible to this inheritable disorder. In this article, we will discuss the cause and symptoms associated with cystic fibrosis.

Cause
The epithelial cells that line the stomach, nasal cavity and lungs, are responsible for the production of the digestive fluids, sweat, tears, mucus. The Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) gene codes for a protein called the CFTR protein. The CFTR protein, a membrane protein plays a pivotal role in transporting the chloride ions of the epithelial cells inside and out of the cell. This regulation of the chloride ions goes a long way in ensuring that the mucus produced is free-flowing and thin.

In the case of Cystic Fibrosis, the CFTR gene that codes for the protein undergoes a mutation. With the CFTR protein unable to perform its function, sticky and thick mucus builds up and clogs some of the major systems of the body including the digestive system, reproductive, and respiratory system. There is also a higher salt content in the sweat of the affected person.

For a person to be affected by cystic fibrosis, he/she must inherit a copy of the mutated CFTR gene from both the parents ( Autosomal Recessive Disorder) at birth.

Symptoms
The symptoms associated with cystic fibrosis depends on the organs and systems affected.

  1. The thick mucus formed can clog the digestive tract resulting in incomplete absorption of the essential nutrients from the food. This may have an impact on the overall growth and development of the body.
    • - There may be stunted growth or no weight gain.
    • - The stool may appear greasy and foul smelling. Some may also suffer from constipation.
    • - Newborns and infants may suffer from an intestinal blockage.
  2. Cystic fibrosis, left unattended can lead to diabetes, intestinal blockage or obstruction.
    • - The mucus can also block the bile duct triggering a host of problems including liver disorders.
    • - At times, the obstruction or blockage can occur at the junction where the large and the small intestine meets (Distal intestinal obstruction syndrome).
  3. The thick mucus can also affect the lungs and the respiratory system by blocking the tubes that act as a passage carrying the air inside and out of the lungs. As a result,
    • - A person may suffer from lung infections frequently.
    • - There may be difficulty in breathing, stuffy and blocked nose, or wheezing.
    • - Some people may also suffer from a chronic cough with a thick sputum.

Left untreated the complications can worsen resulting in

Nasal polyps, Chronic infections, Hemoptysis (there is blood while coughing), and Pneumothorax (air fills up in the space bifurcates the chest wall from the lungs).

In severe cases, there may be a respiratory failure.

Cystic fibrosis can also trigger fertility problems (both in males and females).

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G.I Medication for autistic kids. Is it suitable to give G.I Medicine to autistic child of 2 years and 5 months age? Kindly suggest some doctors in Amritsar providing medicine for GI.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
G.I Medication for autistic kids. Is it suitable to give G.I Medicine to autistic child of 2 years and 5 months age? ...
Avoid spicy food items and not to eat junk food and we also need to avoid peanuts and potatoes in our daily diet and domstal syp can be given after clinical examination

Homoeopathy - Is It A Safe Form Of Medicine For Children?

DHMS (Diploma In Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), DIHom (London)
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
Homoeopathy - Is It A Safe Form Of Medicine For Children?

Homeopathy mainly belongs to the system of alternative medicine and its practices, generally to avoid drugs that may cause side effects. It was introduced in the year 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann on the principle that symptoms of disease in a healthy person can cure the diseases in a similar situation of a sick individual. The important therapy here is the placebo effect.Though the method is based on pseudoscience, it has shown some signs of cure in individuals. Similarly, homeopathy has shown shady evidences of cure in young children and even infants. Let's overview a few of such usage of homeopathy in children and its relaxation on the safety.

Significance of homeopathy

Homeopathy remedies can prevent one from shock, excessive side effects, and bruises while undergoing it's suitable medication. It works as an impressive tear soother as well. No doubt, this study field of medicine is indeed based on pseudoscience and placebo effects, however it does comprise some very important theory of medical sciences which holds a strong factor in curing diseases. Therefore, homeopathy as a field of medicine cannot be completely ignored, even though the sheer evidences are rare.

How safe is homeopathy for children?

Homeopathic medicines have shown effectiveness in various cases and are indeed very secure alongside curing diseases of your children. We all know that children should be undergoing a very active life. During this phase, they do tend to become more susceptible to even minor common illnesses. Before undergoing homeopathy medications, several clinical trials had already been conducted to prove how efficient such homeopathic medicines actually were, which has shown positive results.

Thus, you need not get frightened regarding its side effects, which is minimal compared to other sources of medication. The homeopathic medicines which are presently in practice have amazing efficacy, and are also gentle to your child’s health at the same time. Now a days, this is highly developing as the children are showing positive results to its dosage. Also, the kids are more fond of homeopathy sweet pills, tasty fluids, and whitish powders. In fact, they are more accepting to these sources whereas have often shown reluctance towards the allopathic mode of medicine.

Even the infants are easily convinced about the sweet pills. Immunity system has also shown a boost regarding its suitability. With due knowledge, to some extent chronic illness can be handled by the homeopathic experts too or sometimes can prevent further spreading.

Visiting an homeopathic expert for your children

Before choosing a homeopathic doctor, you need to ensure that the doctor is an expert in the field. The homeopathic expert needs to keep a check on a complete family history of the child before referring medicines. Also, diagnosis should be done in a particular manner. The child should be first prescribed small dosage of medication before jumping into conclusions. Hence, homeopathy, if induced rightly, is indeed very safe for children and has the calibre to cure certain diseases in which often other sources fail. Of course a trial once for mild illness wouldn't do much harm. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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