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Dr. Balakrishnan

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Dr. Balakrishnan is a renowned General Physician in Mogappair West, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Balakrishnan personally at Velammal Family Clinic - Nolambur in Mogappair West, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Balakrishnan on Lybrate.com.

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Hi i am Sex- male age 23 year I got neck pain and vomiting feelings after maturation.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Seek prompt medical attention if nausea and vomiting are accompanied by other warning signs, such as: chest pain severe abdominal pain or cramping blurred vision fainting confusion cold, clammy, pale skin high fever and stiff neck fecal material or fecal (foul) odor in the vomit I am a doctor and registered dietitian who will prescribe a customized diet plan and medications to help in nausea. Do reply back for private consultation for a detailed treatment plan including dietary therapy.
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What should I do to get early sleep I mean I vl become unconscious after 30 or 1 hour after I slept.

PGD IN ULTRAASONOGRAPHY, Non invasive cardiology course, MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Narnaul
What should I do to get early sleep I mean I vl become unconscious after 30 or 1 hour after I slept.
Tips for Better Sleep 1. Power Down The soft blue glow from a cell phone, tablet, or digital clock on your bedside table may hurt your sleep. Tip: Turn off TVs, computers, and other blue-light sources an hour before you go to bed. Cover any displays you can't shut off. 2. Nix Naps You’ll rest better at night. But if you have to snooze while the sun's up, keep it to 20 minutes or less. Nap in the early part of the day. Tip: Overcome an afternoon energy slump with a short walk, a glass of ice water, or a phone call with a friend. 3. Block Your Clock Do you glance at it several times a night? That can make your mind race with thoughts about the day to come, which can keep you awake. Tip: Put your alarm clock I 4. Try a Leg Pillow for Back Pain Your lower back may not hurt enough to wake you up, but mild pain can disturb the deep, restful stages of sleep. Put a pillow between your legs to align your hips better and stress your low back less. Tip: Do you sleep on your back? Tuck a pillow under your knees to ease pain. 5. Put Your Neck in 'Neutral' Blame your pillow if you wake up tired with a stiff neck. It should be just the right size -- not too fat and not too flat -- to support the natural curve of your neck when you're resting on your back. Do you sleep on your side? Line your nose up with the center of your body. Don’t snooze on your stomach. It twists your neck. Tip: Use good posture before bed, too. Don't crane your neck to watch TV. 6. Seal Your Mattress Sneezes, sniffles, and itchiness from allergies can lead to lousy shut-eye. Your mattress may hold the cause. Over time, it can fill with mold, dust mite droppings, and other allergy triggers. Seal your mattress, box springs, and pillows to avoid them. Tip: Air-tight, plastic, dust-proof covers work best. 7. Save Your Bed for Sleep and Sex Your bedroom should feel relaxing. Don’t sit in bed and work, surf the Internet, or watch TV. Tip: The best sleep temperature for most people is between 68-72 degrees. 8. Set Your Body Clock Go to sleep and wake up at roughly the same time every day, even on weekends. This routine will get your brain and body used to being on a healthy snooze-wake schedule. In time, you'll be able to nod off quickly and rest soundly through the night. Tip: Get out in bright light for 5 to 30 minutes as soon as you get out of bed. Light tells your body to get going 9. Look for Hidden Caffeine Coffee in the morning is fine for most people. But as soon as the clock strikes noon, avoid caffeine in foods and drinks. Even small amounts found in chocolate can affect your Zzzz's later that night. Tip: Read labels. Some pain relievers and weight loss pills contain caffeine. 10. Work Out Wisely Regular exercise helps you sleep better -- as long as you don’t get it in too close to bedtime. A post-workout burst of energy can keep you awake. Aim to finish any vigorous exercise 3 to 4 hours before you head to bed. Tip: Gentle mind-body exercises, like yoga or tai chi, are great to do just before you hit the sack. 10. Work Out Wisely Regular exercise helps you sleep better -- as long as you don’t get it in too close to bedtime. A post-workout burst of energy can keep you awake. Aim to finish any vigorous exercise 3 to 4 hours before you head to bed. Tip: Gentle mind-body exercises, like yoga or tai chi, are great to do just before you hit the sack. 11. Eat Right at Night Don’t eat heavy foods and big meals too late. They overload your digestive system, which affects how well you sleep. Have a light evening snack of cereal with milk or crackers and cheese instead. Tip: Finish eating at least an hour before bed. 12. Rethink Your Drink Alcohol can make you sleepy at bedtime, but beware. After its initial effects wear off, it will make you wake up more often overnight. Tip: Warm milk or chamomile tea are better choices. 13. Watch What Time You Sip Want to lower your odds of needing nighttime trips to the bathroom? Don’t drink anything in the last 2 hours before bed. If you have to get up at night, it can be hard to get back to sleep quickly. Tip: Keep a nightlight in the bathroom to minimize bright light. 14. Lower the Lights Dim them around your home 2 to 3 hours before bedtime. Lower light levels signal your brain to make melatonin, the hormone that brings on sleep. Tip: Use a 15-watt bulb if you read in the last hour before bed. 15. Hush Noise Faucet drips, nearby traffic, or a loud dog can chip away at your sleep. And if you're a parent, you might be all too aware of noises at night long after your children have outgrown their cribs. Tip: Use a fan, an air-conditioner, or a white noise app or machine. You can also try ear plugs. 16. Turn Down Tobacco Nicotine is a stimulant, just like caffeine. Tobacco can keep you from falling asleep and make insomnia worse. Tip: Many people try several times before they kick the habit. Ask your doctor for help. 17. Beds Are for People A cat's or a dog's night moves can cut your sleep short. They can also bring allergy triggers like fleas, fur, dander, and pollen into your bed. Tip: Ask your vet or animal trainer how you can teach your pet to snooze happily in its own bed. 18. Free Your Mind Put aside any work, touchy discussions, or complicated decisions 2 to 3 hours before bed. It takes time to turn off the "noise" of the day. If you’ve still got a lot on your mind, jot it down and let go for the night. Then, about an hour before you hit the sack, read something calming, meditate, listen to quiet music, or take a warm bath. Tip: Even 10 minutes of relaxation makes a difference. 19. Use Caution with Sleeping Pills Some sleep medicines can become habit-forming, and they may have side effects. Ideally, pills should be a short-term solution while you make lifestyle changes for better Zzzz's. Ask your doctor what’s OK. 20. Know When to See Your Doctor Let her know if your sleeplessness lasts for a month or more. She can check to see if a health condition -- such as acid reflux, arthritis, asthma, or depression -- or a medicine you take is part of the problem.
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Before 2 days ago in my stomach very pain I take medicine but that problem was return what I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Before 2 days ago in my stomach very pain I take medicine but that problem was return what I do?
1.Take bland diet, avoid oily and spicy food, 2.Drink plenty of water 3.Take one Tablet of meftal spas Ds twice daily after food 4.Take one tablet of rantac150 mg twice daily before food 5. If no relief consult
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A neurologist suggest me for thyroid test. For benign essential tremor. And report shows. TSH 3-UL 5.060 FT3 3.52 FT4 1.36 CAN IT DANGER. Please. Suggest. Any causes or harm shows in report please suggest.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
A neurologist suggest me for thyroid test.
For benign essential tremor.
And report shows. TSH 3-UL 5.060
FT3 3.52
FT4...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. Your thyroid test results are ok. T3 & T4 are within normal limit. But TSH is slightly higher. But there is no need for any treatment with regard to thyroid.
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I am a 35 years old male and I am suffering from bad cough in upper nose part above nostril and mouth, my throat always remains full of cough and get filled immediately once I clear it. It also cause a swear pressure in my eyes and head, due to which my mind become tired and also have a lot of fatigue and tiredness in my body. I was also operated for sinus in 2013. Please advise how to get well.

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Jufex fort syrup 10 ml 3 times a day. Tab septilin 2 times for 2 months. Avoid cold drinks//dairy products//working late hrs. Start antioxidant like brilia tab 1 daily. 2 months.
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I am looking for a healthy slim fit body. But I'm very thin. And I can not eat properly. And so on. So please tell me what will I do?

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am looking for a healthy slim fit body. But I'm very thin. And I can not eat properly. And so on.
So please tell me...
To gain weight you should eat more calories than you burn. Plus not only you have to eat calorie dense food but you have to keep in mind that what you are eating is healthy too. In the process of weight gain you do not want to put weight in an uneven manner and look unhealthy rather than looking bright and healthy. 1.Start with changing your lifestly. Start working out if you are not active. The biggest myth that prevails now a days is that thin people do not need to work out. This is wrong. When you challenge your body, it is forced to grow. But this growth can only be possible if you are eating enough food to let the body absorb and grow in size and muscles. 2.Eat Healthy – Stop drinking and smoking too much if you are indulged in it. Limit your intake of junk food, pepsi, sugary stuff etc. Do not at all starve yourself. Make it a habit to eat something healthy every 3 hours. This means you have to eat 6 small meals in a day. Your Daily food intake should ideally consist of – a.Have plenty of nuts, dry fuits and seeds. Almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, figs, dates and raisins. They are full of healthy fats needed by a human body. B.Good amount of fruits and vegetables – Bananas, apples, pomegranate, green leafy vegetables. Fruits and vegetables helps in absorption of food in the body and together, completes your daily nutrition need. C.If you are a non- vegetarian - Eat eggs, chicken etc. D.Eat whole grains – Try to have multi grains spread throughout the day. Wheat, brown rice, oats, bajra, daliya etc should be taken in multiple meals in a day. E.Eat Sprouts – Chana and moong which are full of protein and nutrients. F.You can supplement your diet with good quality multi-vitamin capsules. If you are lacking in protein, you can buy a high quality whey protein and have it with banana shake twice a day. G.You can take natural food items like wheat grass which is full of essential nutrients which helps in weight gain. Try to be patient while you are on the process of weight gain. Results take time to show. Just follow the regimen of weight gain religiously and you will soon start seeing the results.
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I am suffering dry cough for the last 1 week and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what should be done?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am suffering dry cough for the last 1 week and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what should...
1. Do warm saline gurgling 3-4 times daily 2. Take viscodyne d syrup 2tsf thrice daily 3. You may have to take antibiotic along with it and carry out investigations including x ray chest after consulting doctor, if no relief4. Avoid smoking if you smoke.
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My father is 86 years age. He forgets everything of present but remembers of distant past. He can walk but we don't send him out as he is lost on the way 4-5 times. Is there any cure?

Diploma in Family Medicine, Fellowship in Diabetology, Diploma in Diabetology, FCCP, MBBS
General Physician,
1. This is a case of senile dementia associated with alzheimer's disease -- people will forget their own children, wife etc. 2. Someone should be with him for assisting 3. Nothing much can be done -neurological point of view, no cure.
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I am suffering from dry cough for the last 1 weeks and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what should be done.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.D in Ayurveda, Ph.D
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
I am suffering from dry cough for the last 1 weeks and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what ...
You can take the Gingir kashayam adding 2 or 3 black pepper. Ok.If you add some Tulasi leaves also it will work on the Viral infection also.
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I am 42 years old having a problem I can't hold more than 30 seconds in bed I do pre ejacavaction. I feel very drained and also have no STamina.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am 42 years old having a problem I can't hold more than 30 seconds in bed I do pre ejacavaction. I feel very draine...
1. First, there are a few lifestyle changes that shall help:         Lose weight if you are overweight.    Quit smoking.    Cut back your alcohol consumption, especially before sex.    Don’t use illegal drugs.  Exercise regularly.    Reduce stress. 2. Start doing Kegel Exercises.
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Ayurveda, Mumbai
Eat only when you are hungry and make sure you eat only 80 percent of your appetite. This will improve your digestion, increase lightness in body.
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I am having chronic gas problem, sometimes it leads to tightened of stomach and dizziness also. please guide me with this.

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
I am having chronic gas problem, sometimes it leads to tightened of stomach and dizziness also. please guide me with ...
HI Lybrate USER… 1) eat ½ tsf of AJOVA SEEDS along with ½ tsf of jaggery, before and after meals… 2) eat 30-40 black currants during meals…. Do all these things for 7 days …it gives you excellent result…THANKS.
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What is the symptoms of malaria. And what we have to take care. If any one have malaria then how many time req to cure this. If any patient not able to go hospital then can this cure using only tablets Please consult me in this question.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
What is the symptoms of malaria. And what we have to take care.
If any one have malaria then how many time req to cur...
Fever with chills and headache are few symptoms of malaria and after blood confirmation we can start with oral medication for fully curing it.
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When I work in my office my head pain and I frastet and I do not work properly. So plse help me frim this.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
When I work in my office my head pain and I frastet and I do not work properly. So plse help me frim this.
Hello, Some primary headaches can be triggered by lifestyle factors, including: Alcohol, particularly red wine Certain foods, such as processed meats that contain nitrates Changes in sleep or lack of sleep Poor posture Skipped meals Stress Insufficient sleep or rest Overexertion Nutritional deficiencies A secondary headache is a symptom of a disease that can activate the pain-sensitive nerves of the head. Any number of conditions — varying greatly in severity — may cause secondary headaches. Get your blood pressure checked, make a chart. Let me know about the readings, will give you medication accordingly. Also, get eyes tested as headache over the eyebrows is related to your weak eyesight or weak eye muscles. Medication: Meantime, can start with homoeopathic medicine - Bakson's Mig-Aid tablet/ after every 2 hours.
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My question is that the beam of my nose is little bit tilted. I want to change the shape of my nose. What can I do to make it look normal? Thank you.

MBBS
General Physician,
this is a mm natural phenomenon. but you may consult a ENT or reconstruction surgery for necessary reconstruction.

Hi. I am 28 years old men. I was smoker but sometimes in parts n all not more then 1 or 2 cigrate in a day, bt last frm 50 days I totally quit smoking evn I dnt touch, I do workout in gym n I feel fresh, bt now my penis has no power no stamina, before one year back, if I was think about sex my penis was elected bt now nt happen as before, I hb to shake my penis its elct I do masturbate sperms cm out, bt no power no stamina., I am single I hv no gf, n now I am p tanning to get married soon, what I cn do best for stamina and power for my penis, n ya my life was so stressed n no good life style bt couple of days I am take care of of diet,

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hi. I am 28 years old men. I was smoker but sometimes in parts n all not more then 1 or 2 cigrate in a day, bt last f...
1. Go for regular exercise like brisk walking for 30 minutes daily, 2. Reduce weight if you are over weight 3. Take adequate rest and have 7-8 hours of sound sleep in the night 4. Avoid stress 5. Avoid dietary sugar like bread, pasta, use healthy fats like olive oil 6. Take zinc containing food like milk, meat, fish, cheese, beans, yogurt etc 7. Take vitamin d supplement (1000-2000mg daily). 8. Take plenty of green leafy vegetables, cauliflower, spinach, bean, mushroom, onion, garlic, fruits, diet rich in mono unsaturated fat& eomega 3 fatty acid (walnut, almond, flax seed/flax seed oil, soybean/soy milk/ oil), egg, fish, fish oil, sardines, salmon, dark chocolate, carrots, oats, blue berries/ banana/pomegranate/cereals, 9. Drink plenty of water, pomegranate juice, green tea 2-3 cups /day without sugar/ milk (green tea contains anti oxidant like flavonoid and helps in improving sperm quality, but in high doses may affect sperm quality) 10. Avoid smoking, alcohol consumption 11. Take one capsule of zevit daily, 12. If required you have to take injection testosterone after checking blood testosterone level and consulting doctor 13. Drinking pomegranate juice can increase sperm count, healthier sperms, sperm concentration, helps in erectile dysfunction, sperm concentrationc/motility/ density and reduce abnormal sperms.
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I have been suffering from fever for last 2 days the temperature rises in day time what if I could do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have been suffering from fever for last 2 days the temperature rises in day time what if I could do?
For fever take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Eat nutritious food and have adequate fluid intake and take physical rest and if necessary Get your blood checked for cbc, mp , widal , sgpt and urine r/m and revert back to us with reports
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I don't have aids but I have a question related. Aids happen when healthy blood comes in contact with hiv positive blood. Right? What if a healthy person doing sex with several healthy people (who do not have any hiv or anything)? Will that cause aids?

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
sex wth healthy people shouldnt cause AIDS, but mutiple partners better avoided, as people may be without symptoms, suffering in seropositive zone of disease
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6 Foods To Make The Most Of Every Workout Session

M.Sc -Food and Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Pune
6 Foods To Make The Most Of Every Workout Session
6 foods to make most of every workout session

You might be extremely conscious of our health and might be working out on a daily basis in order to be fit. However do you know, getting the best result from your workout depends on a number of factors, the most important being the food you consume right before exercise.

Having these 6 foods will give you the best results:

1. Chicken - It is a lean protein and is perfect to build muscle. Also, chicken is rich in healthy minerals and nutrients while being low in fat, thus making it one of the healthiest products to consume before your daily workout.

2. Nuts - Nuts are abundant sources of protein and healthy fats and thus no matter what kind of nuts you consume before working out; they are guaranteed to improve your exercise regime.

3. Milk and Cereal - Milk has the goodness of protein and being liquid it also keeps your body hydrated during the workout. Cereals, on the other hand, are rich sources of carbohydrates that promote muscle growth. Try to pick cereals that are made of grains and have low sugar content.

4. Pasta - It is filled with carbohydrates and rapidly travels through your digestive system, thus instantly giving energy to your body. Moreover, the starchy carbohydrates provide stamina to help build perseverance during the workout.

5) Peanut Butter - It has high calorie content and thus can easily help you build muscle. In addition, it is a rich source of fat and thus consuming peanut butter helps you get the required healthy fat to burn as fuel while you work out.

6) Yogurt - If you indulge in muscle-building exercises and strength training, yogurt can do you a lot of good. This is because it is an abundant source of protein and also contains an adequate amount of minerals and nutrients.

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My follicular scan report on 6th day shows as follows; Uterus: 5.3×3.4×3.3 Myometrium: normal Endometrium: 5mms 6th day ovaries: Ro 3.6×2.3,Lo 3.3×2.9 Pod: clear. Impression: pcod. Is this normal or abnormal level for getting pregnant.

MBBS, DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
My follicular scan report on 6th day shows as follows;
Uterus: 5.3×3.4×3.3
Myometrium: normal
Endometrium: 5mms
6th d...
Hi lybrate-user For 6th day, everything is appearing normal. If you have any irregular periods or excessive hair growth over face, chest or inner thighs then you may have PCOD. However, with little weight loss and appropriate medicines conceiving is not a problem.
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