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Dr. Balamurali

Gastroenterologist, Chennai

300 - 450 at clinic
Dr. Balamurali Gastroenterologist, Chennai
300 - 450 at clinic
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Dr. Balamurali is an experienced Gastroenterologist in Virugambakkam, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with SBS Hospital in Virugambakkam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Balamurali on Lybrate.com.

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Role of Digestive Fire or Agni in Ayurveda

BAMS
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Role of Digestive Fire or Agni in Ayurveda

Ayurveda talks of five elements in our body. To be healthy, these five elements must be well balanced. These five elements are earth, fire, water, air and ether. Each of these elements have their own characteristics and are responsible for different bodily functions.

While the earth elements represent stability and look after parts of our body, such as the bones, teeth, cells and tissue; the fire elements represent transformation of energy and are responsible for the functioning of the digestive system, nervous reactions and thought processes.

The air elements characterize change and are largely responsible for the circulatory system and temperature regulation. Similarly, air and ether have their own characteristics and responsibilities.

The fire element is also known as agni. There are 13 types of agni in the body. The digestive agni is seated in the lower part of the stomach and small intestine and is made up of various acids and enzymes.  This agni is responsible for determining each person’s dietary needs, the absorption of nutrients and burning of waste materials. Thus, a strong agni enables us to digest our food well while a weak agni leads to problems like indigestion and the creation of toxins. According to Ayurveda, the buildup of these toxins is responsible for most diseases.  At the same time, an overactive agni can also be detrimental to your health. In such cases, instead of absorbing nutrients, the digestive system produces excessive heat that burns them.

A weak agni is most likely to be caused by a number of reasons. Some of these factors are such that you might not ever think twice about such as:

  1. Eating the same type of food repetitively

  2. Eating food out of sync with your constitution

  3. Overeating

  4. Eating tasteless food

  5. Irregular meal timing

  6. Drinking too much water with your meals

  7. Not eating when hungry

  8. Not maintaining a regular sleep schedule and

  9. Absence of exercise

Changing the above habits can immediately improve your agni and in turn your digestive system and overall health. Apart from this there are also a few ayurvedic ways to improve your agni. These are:

  1. Adding pungent spices like cumin and chilli to meals

  2. Drinking ginger tea

  3. Eating more small meals at frequent intervals rather than a few large meals.

  4. Eating pitta pacifying food such as ripe, juicy fruits, rice and butter.

  5. Include herbs that enhance the functioning of agni, such as black pepper, cinnamon, aloe vera and fennel seeds in your diet.
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I am a 15 year old male named Vishnu Rajeev. My parents has been asking my about why I spend a lot of time in the toilet for pooping. They even ask whether I have any problem on my anus, but I was soo shy to let them know about the problem. My problem is: When I poo it hurts a lot. There is bit of bleeding from my anus, it also happens if I am not pooing as well. There was blood on my underwear everyday. I can't hold it anymore. What should I do? Which doctor should I consult? Gynecologist, Urologist or Sexologist. Help me.

MBBS
Urologist, Kolkata
My friend. Do you have constipation a lot and do you stress while you pass stool? this might have caused an anal fissure which is the cause of the bleed. Please increase more vegetables in you diet and drink plenty of water to soften the stool. Take sitz bath thrice a day.(take warm water n a tub and dip your anal region in it for 5mins.) try this for a week. If it does not help consult a general surgeon. Or you can also consult me privately so that I can help you with needed medications.
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Today I am suffering from acidity and feeling vomiting again n again. What should I do.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Today I am suffering from acidity and feeling vomiting again n again. What should I do.
I am giving you some health tips to avoid acidity 1.Take small frequent meal kindly take 5-6 small meal in whole day 2.Take 6-8 glass of water in a day 4. Moderate physical activity regularly 5.avoid excessive tea, coffee, Avoid food from outside, junk, fried, spicy fatty food 6. Do Not postpone Breakfast 7. Avoid excess citrus fruit 8. Avoid smoking and Alcohol 9. Regular Physical activities 10. Meditation Consult me for further Management
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My mother is of 38 years. She was diagnosed with gall stone 6 months ago. She is quite scared of operation thus she decided to go for alternative method of curing gall stones.By the methods the gall stone which was initially of 19 mm became of 14 mm yhen after sometime it again increased to 19 mm. Last time when we had done her ultrasound. It showed gallstone of 16 mm. Please tell me how to remove gall stone without going through operation.

Post Doctoral Fellowship in G I Surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Panchkula
There is no such option available. There is nothing to get scared about surgery. It is a routine procedure done by laparoscopy, and quite painless. For more details please read my health tips on this website.
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I am 24 year old. I have acidity problem. When I eating food than after in 5 to 10 mint I suffering to go to toilet. please solv my this problem.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
I am 24 year old. I have acidity problem. When I eating food than after in 5 to 10 mint I suffering to go to toilet. ...
No smoking and alcohol. Avoid outside spicy and fried food. Walk about 3-5 kms daily. There should be gap of 2 hrs after dinner and sleep. Small and frequent meals is of help chew your food properly at time of lunch and dinner. Keep your blood sugar controlled. Raise your bed about 4" from headend side. Tab nexpro-l 1 tab empty stomach.
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Hi I m 33 years old. I have gas problem. My stomach is not clear in one time at morning time.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi I m 33 years old. I have gas problem. My stomach is not clear in one time at morning time.
Avoid spicy food in your diet and Also avoid peanuts and potatoes in your diet and For constipation eat food with high fiber content and eat bananas at bedtime and if necessary take two tsp of syp gudlax at night
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I have a problem of IBS. So what should I do to cure it. Or is it a serious problem?

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
I have a problem of IBS. So what should I do to cure it. Or is it a serious problem?
Ibs is known as pschychosomatic disorder, and its best treatment available in ayurveda, so you can consult at clinic or voice consultation or near by ayurveda physcian. Some home remedies are helpful in your problem take bel sarbat daily routine do not use oily and spicy items you can use dhaniya powder boil 5gm in 250 ml water and drink it after normalise the temperature
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What if I intake sour food in acidity? Should smoking cause acidity? Is alcohol cause acidity?

PGDT, BHMS, PGD PPHC
Homeopath, Delhi
What if I intake sour food in acidity?
Should smoking cause acidity?
Is alcohol cause acidity?
Sour food per se is acidic in nature. So it will definitely add on the acidity discomfort that you are already having. As far as smoking and alcohol goes, they also increase acidity if consumed on regular basis. One should avoid these substances as they r harmful otherwise also.
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The summer is coming. And I have intestinal worms. Should I take medicine now. Medicine - ZENTEL?

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
The summer is coming. And I have intestinal worms. Should I take medicine now. Medicine - ZENTEL?
Yes you should take deworming which comes under name of bandy plus 12 one tablet to be chewed and then taken in. It has the effect for 6 months.
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I am getting gases frequently. Due to that getting frequent fart. I use to go 2-3 times to lattrean daily ,but not getting clean. I have been taking "Arougyawadhani bati" ayurvedic medicine but I don't see good result. I am doing regular warm up and running, even that my gastric problem didn't stop. Please advise good ayurvedic medicine .

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am getting gases frequently. Due to that getting frequent fart. I use to go 2-3 times to lattrean daily ,but not ge...
Try the following remedy it will surely help you 1. Take 1 glass of hot water 2. Add 1 tsp of licorice powder 3. Mix well 4. Leave it for 15 min 5. Strain the liquid 6. Drink 3 times a day Causes: • Habitual overeating • Consuming uncooked food • Excessive tea, coffee or alcohol intake • Excessive use of condiments and sauces • Stress it will surely help you.
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I am 51 years old feeling pain in anus for the past two month after screeting in the morning. Stiffness is there. Please advise.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Jaipur
The most common cause of pain is fissure in ano/and stricture. Oint ment lidocaine and liquid paraffin can be used. Get your clinical check up and related investigations done. Consult me . Thanks.
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I'm 22 and my weight is 48 kg. Which is quite less for my age. Actually I have weak intestines and weak digestion.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
I'm 22 and my weight is 48 kg. Which is quite less for my age. Actually I have weak intestines and weak digestion.
Eat a lot of good things Protein = building block for your muscles Carbs will help you put on weight, but it won’t be muscle Keep track of everything you eat Compound exercises are your friend Appearance is a consequence of fitness Let your muscles rest Sleep Make it part of your routine Realize you will put on some fat U need to take a high protein high calorie diet eat more protein foods eat good fats

I am having problem of acidity whenever I eat half an hour late the problem starts please suggest me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am having problem of acidity whenever I eat half an hour late the problem starts please suggest me.
Avoid spicy food in your diet and Also avoid peanuts and potatoes in your diet and take tablet pan -D before breakfast
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I am 47 years suffering from acidity from last 4 yrs. Taking daily Rabeprazole. Recently when I lift up above 10 kg weight.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am 47 years suffering from acidity from last 4 yrs. Taking daily Rabeprazole. Recently when I lift up above 10 kg w...
Here are some home remedies to cure acidity.  - Skip the aerated drinks as well as the caffeine. Opt for herbal tea instead.  - Have a glass of lukewarm water everyday.  - Include banana, watermelon and cucumber in your daily diet. Watermelon juice is great for curing acidity.  - Nariyal paani is known to soothe the system if you suffer from acidity.  - Drink a glass of milk - everyday.  - Have your last meal at least two to three hours before you hit the sack.  - Keeping long intervals between meals is another cause for acidity. Have small but regular meals.  - Try to avoid pickles, spicy chutneys, vinegar, etc.  - Boil some mint leaves in water and have a glass of this after meals.
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I have digestive problem. I was on AKT for nine months and treatment completed in dec 2015. Now from 20 january I have anal itching or burning. Sometimes diarrhea. What should I do?and what should I eat Doctor recommended: pantocid L Should I take.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I have digestive problem. I was on AKT for nine months and treatment completed in dec 2015.
Now from 20 january I hav...
first of all you should follow some basic thing 1.avoid=hot and cold at time 2.less the sugar as much as possible if you want to eat sweet take juggery which is black 3.dont drink water after meal drink at the time of meal sip by sip up to 150 ml 4.avoid late night sleep 5.panchamrut parpati 1 tab before lunch and dinner 2.audumbaravleha 2 tsp before lunch and dinner
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Sir I have a stomach problem and gastric acid so I have very pain doctor consult me.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Sir I have a stomach problem and gastric acid so I have very pain doctor consult me.
No smoking, no alcohol if any. Avoid outside spicy and fried food. Walk about 3-5 kms daily. There should be gap of 2 hrs after dinner and sleep. Small and frequent meals is of help chew your food properly at time of lunch and dinner. Keep your blood sugar controlled. R. Ise your bed about 4" from headend side. Get your gastroendoscopy done. Tab nexpro-l 1 tab empty stomach.
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I have weak rectum. Due to this can not sit on chair. What type of treatment I should do.

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS, FICS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Please avoid constipation. Take plenty of fluid and fruits. But have yourself examined by a surgeon. Once we are sure that there is nothing serious in that region then the treatment becomes very easy.
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Hi, I am 49 years old am overweight by 68 kgs. My bmi is 26.5. I get acidity often and not able to maintain proper eating habits. Please let me know what veg foods I can take to reduce my weight and acidity and keep healthy. Thank you in anticipation.

M.Sc -Food and Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Pune
Hi, I am 49 years old am overweight by 68 kgs. My bmi is 26.5. I get acidity often and not able to maintain proper ea...
Hi , avoid spicy, citrus foods and beverages in condition of acidity. Your digestion is not normal, take ajwain water daily in morning and evening it will help in acidity. And you need a proper diet chart and do work out daily for 45 minutes. If you need diet consultation and proper diet plan then consult me via private questions.
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I have irregular stool and constant acidity. What changes should I make to my diet?

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I have irregular stool and constant acidity. What changes should I make to my diet?
ake tab flagyl 400 1tab tds, tab rantac 150 1tab bd for 5 day. it will help.welcome.avoid spicy and oily food.
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