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Dr. Balaraman  - Nephrologist, Chennai

Dr. Balaraman

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Nephrology

Nephrologist, Chennai

25 Years Experience
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Dr. Balaraman is a trusted Nephrologist in Noble Hospitals, Chennai. Doctor has been a practicing Nephrologist for 25 years. Doctor is a MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Nephrology . Doctor is currently practising at Noble Hospitals in Noble Hospitals, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Balaraman on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Madras University - 1993
MD - General Medicine - dr mgr university - 1997
DM - Nephrology - dr mgr university - 2005

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I am a 18 years old boy. And I have a problem of urge for urine passage continously after a food. So I will be so tired. And I have go outside without having my lunch breakfast etc. Is there any remedy for the disease.

FIMSA, MD-Nephrology, DM - Nephrology, Critical Care Medicine, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
You have overactive bladder. Get complete hemogram, kft, urine tests, ultrasound kub done. Start tab oxybutynin 2. 5mg daily at night. Take isapgol if having constipation. Stop consuming tobacco, alcohol, excessive tea, coffee.
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Hello sir /madam I feel burning sensation during urination since past 3 days prescribed me homeopathic medicines.

BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
Hello sir /madam I feel burning sensation during urination since past 3 days prescribed me homeopathic medicines.
Take plenty of water and avoid spicy food, tea or coffee. For prescribing homeopathic med I need to know your more symptoms related to this problem. So pls take appointment through Lybrate and then we can discuss.
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Urinary System - 9 Surprising Facts!

MBBS, DNB ( General Surgery ), DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Pune
Urinary System - 9 Surprising Facts!

Urology is a branch of medicine that focuses on the diseases affecting the urinary tract system and male reproductive organs. The organs that come under the scanner here are the kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, and the male reproductive organs (testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate, and penis). Though there is a prevalent misconception that gynecologists are for women what urologists are for men, urology also deals with certain women related health issues. These include overactive bladder, pelvic organ prolapse, and urinary incontinence. In fact, doctors who specialize in female urology gain detailed knowledge of the female pelvic floor together with intimate understanding of the physiology and pathology.

Here are 9 things you should know as a woman

1. Age related factors affect both men and women: Right around the time when menopause and andropause strike, changing hormone levels affect the pelvic floor, bladder, urethra and vagina in women causing problems like urinary tract infection and incontinence. These conditions are effectively treated by an urologist who can also probe for underlying conditions like kidney stone, polyp, or tumor in severe cases.

2. An overactive bladder is more common than you think: Around 40% women have to hit the bathroom every hour or so owing to this. Simple lifestyle changes like lowering the intake of caffeine and alcohol, in combination with pelvic floor exercises can solve the problem.

3. Women sometimes pee in their pants too: A majority of the female population between 40 and 60 suffer from either stress incontinence (when you cough, sneeze or laugh) or urgency incontinence (leaking when you want to go badly). Urologists want you to know that there are less invasive options and medications available to treat this problem.

4. Walk the exercise path to good health: Exercises for your vagina like kegal are great when done right. You can connect with a practitioner who specializes in toning and the stimulation of pelvic floor muscles to treat incontinence.

5. Pelvic pain: If it is not gynecology then it is urology. A general pain in the pelvic region triggers a visit to the gynecologist first for most women.From menstrual cramps to ovarian cysts, all of this may well be taken care of by your gynecologist too. But when the usual culprits are not the cause for your discomfort, it's time you get the urology aspect examined thoroughly too.

6. Know the difference between UTI and STI: Because of cross symptoms, one often gets mistaken for the other. So check with your urologist to understand the cause and cure of your particular problem.

7. Recognize pelvic organ prolapse: This condition is defined by a bit of bladder, rectal, or uterine tissue bulging into your vagina. An urologist can provide non invasive options to deal with this.

8. Women can get kidney stones too: This is true, especially when you forget to hydrate yourself in hot climates or high temperature situations.

9. Urology can solve some sexual problems too: Whether it's sexual dysfunction, low libido or trouble reaching orgasm, urology can play its part to help you out. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Urologist.

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I have gas problem. Many a times my stomach gets bulgy. I think because of gas problem my digestion has affected leading to irregular bowel movements. I have to go to toilet around 3 times in the morning. Also in the evening I feel like going to toilet. Sometimes it becomes very urgent. So my main problem is that stomach does not get cleaned up at ONCE in the morning. And I cannot control. I have to run searching for toilet. I avoid going to places where there are no toilets. Many a times after leaving from home in the morning, I have to visit toilet at station. I DO not have any stomach pain, just irregular bowel movements. symptoms become worse when I hear some negative news, when I get nervous, tensed, worried- I need to run to toilet. please help me. I know half of the problem is psychological. But can not help it. When ever I have to go nowhere I am worried if I have to go to toilet on the way. Before going I visit toilet 2 to 3 times. Worse happens if I get trapped in traffic. But once the traffic releases I get relaxed. Many a times I take tablet bi- quinol. please help me. I feel very shy running to toilet again and again in front of cousins, family, friends. This is the only problem of my life.Please tell.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have gas problem. Many a times my stomach gets bulgy. I think because of gas problem my digestion has affected lead...
Hi, you are suffering from morning diarrhoea as we as constipation due to irregular bowel movement - [x] remedial measures -natural: *tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins, dilute acid in stomach, regulate metabolism & soften faeces (stool) to b evacuated smoothly to avoid constipation, piles &fissure. * go for a brisk walk in d morning to restore your blood circulation & to activate peristaltic movement to complete digestion to ease gastric disorder. * go for meditation & yoga to nourish your whole body to complete the digestion by secreting edequate digestive enzymes and to calm down stress, being, one of d main reasons of gastritis & peptic ulcer, morning diarrhoea. * your diet be simple, non- irritant, easily digestible, on time to avoid, indigestion. * consume, apples, carrots, skimmed milk, papaya, bottle gourds (lauki, mung- dal, - [x] # medicinal measure-tk homoeo medicines, gentle & repaid in administration without any side effect, there of. @ sulphur -30-6 pills, alternate morning,= 6 doses, only. @ china 200-6 pills. Thrice. @ carbo veg200-6 pills, thrice. Ensure at least 7 hrs of sound sleep in d night. Avoid, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, junk food, citrus fruits, curds, pizza, barber, cookies & watching tv in late night. Revert fortnightly for further, follow up. Stay, fit.
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I have very frequent urination. And I also have more thirst what is the problem? Please help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have very frequent urination. And I also have more thirst what is the problem? Please help me.
It colid be Diabetes. Get your fasting and postprandial blood sugar examined and consult Diabetologist
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Coming greasy urine. Is it semen problem or not? Due to this, my brain is not working properly. I can't study, not explain something, not remind something, not understanding teacher's lecture, not think too much. Is this mentally weakness? I am also physically weak now a days. Please help me for this problem Thanks.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Coming greasy urine. Is it semen problem or not? Due to this, my brain is not working properly. I can't study, not ex...
Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful.
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I am 48 years old, using BP tablets telemaxx 50mg, since last 3 days every half hour urine is coming, please suggest sir.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 48 years old, using BP tablets telemaxx 50mg, since last 3 days every half hour urine is coming, please suggest ...
Check your vital parameters of the body and also get a urine test done and revert back with reports.
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Ayurvedic Remidies For Renal Stone

BAMS
Ayurveda, Sonipat
Ayurvedic Remidies For Renal Stone

Kidney stones is a disorder of the urinary tract wherein stones form in the kidney. This happens when solid particles in the urine become concentrated; the solid particles mostly being acid and mineral salts. This disorder can affect any part of the urinary tract: from the bladder to the kidneys. The treatment for this disorder is designed depending on the severity of your symptoms.

Symptoms
Once affected by this disorder, pain in the lower abdominal region will be common. The pain may get aggravated when you urinate. You may also exhibit symptoms of vomiting, nausea and a constant urge to urinate. Hematuria (presence of blood in the urine) is another symptom common to this disorder.

Causes
There is no single known cause for kidney stones. These stones occur when certain solid particles such as uric acid and calcium are present in the urine in large amounts. However, certain factors that increase the risk of kidney stones are:

Family history of kidney stones
Lack of sufficient water in the body or dehydration
Eating foods which are loaded with sugar and salts
Obesity
 

Ayurvedic treatment
Ayurvedic remedies for kidney stones are natural and free from side effects. Apart from relieving the symptoms, they also help in improving your overall well-being. These remedies balance the various doshas in the body and thus, lead to improved functioning of the abdominal organs. The ayurvedic remedies for kidney stones are

Stay hydrated: staying hydrated is the basic you can do to either prevent kidney stones or treating the condition. Dehydration is one of the most important causes for the formation of kidney stones.
Avoid certain foods: you need to avoid consumption of certain foods such as apples, tomatoes and cheese which increase the risks of kidney stones.
Exercise on a regular basis: you need to chalk down and stick to an exercise regimen to keep your weight at optimal levels. Remember that obesity is a major contributor to kidney stones.

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Sir, my wife of 40 years old having pus cells in urine 5-6 and epithelial cells 14-15, kindly advice with remedy for the said problem.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Sir, my wife of 40 years old having pus cells in urine 5-6 and epithelial cells 14-15, kindly advice with remedy for ...
Dear,it occurs due to less water intake,, follow the tips they will help:: 1.Avoid intake of hot, oily, spicy, sour, salty, and bitter foods. 2.Increase intake of liquids in the form of water, juices, coconut water, lime water, buttermilk and other cooling drinks. 3.Increase intake of pitta-pacifying herbs like green cardamom, coriander, red sandalwood, licorice root, etc. 4.Take 2 tab punarnavadi manduur twice a daily with water./5 days. revert back after 3 days for further management.
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GOOD MORNING SIR / MADAM, My son is 13 years old and studying 8th STD. He is suffering due to following problems: 1. He is taking medicine for thyroid, thyroxine 50+12.5 as per Doctor advice. At present his weight about 103 kg and height 171 CMs. 2. He is suffering due to RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa), as per Sankara Nethralaya, the vision nerve cells getting decaying hence vision will be Tunnel vision after some time years. 3. He says that, he will get short temper when he is feeling alone OR annoying with friends. His eyes become red and during that time, he is have having headache at the backside. Please advice for the remedy.

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
GOOD MORNING SIR / MADAM,
My son is 13 years old and studying 8th STD. He is suffering due to following problems:
1. ...
Hello, Lybrate user, I advise your son to be vegetarian. Take plenty of water to detoxify body. Take fruits and vegetables in daily diet. Avoid garlic and red chilly at home and avoid non veg and eggs always. Do meditation for mental strength daily to increase your focus and concentration. Take more proteins and less fats and no carbohydrates. Follow this and give feedback.
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I have pain in my stomach last 2 weeks I have kidney stone operation last month I still have pain while peeing plus subscribe something as soon as possible.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I have pain in my stomach last 2 weeks I have kidney stone operation last month I still have pain while peeing plus s...
1. First take a lot of fluid daily. The more you drink water and fluid, the less amount of deposit accumulate in kidney. So you have to make your kidneys healthy just only by drinking 2-3 liters (10-12 glasses) of water. 2. Stones are mainly formed of calcium and oxalate. So take very low quantity of milk, cheese, cream and dairy products. 3. Do not take strawberry, plum, spinach and tomatoes. These fruits and vegetables are rich in oxalate. So avoid them to prevent from kidney stones. 3. Stop taking supplementary vitamin d and calcium medication. 4. Avoid animal protein diet- eggs, red meat, fish in diet. 5. Take less amount of salt, pickle and western foods. They have high amount of sodium. So avoid it. 6. Urinary infection are also one of the cause of stone. So take proper antibiotic treatment of urinary infection on time. Even when you feelburning sensation or pain during urination, don't avoid it. Take medication as soon as possible. I hope you follow them in your life andstay healthy. 7. You can take gokshur tablets of himalaya for 3 months.
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I done my urine test PUS CELLS 5-10/HPF & EPITHELIAL CELLS 2-3/HPF. Does im suffering from urine infection?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bijapur
I done my urine test PUS CELLS 5-10/HPF & EPITHELIAL CELLS 2-3/HPF. Does im suffering from urine infection?
Dear Lybrate user the values say that you can get urine infection if you continue the same habit of food and activity. Take some precautions to minimise the risk. Drink coconut water daily. Avoid junk n fast food.
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I am a type 2 diabetes patient recently my creatinine level has gone a bit high 1.41 my doctor advice me to have low protein diet I being a nonvegiterian want to know what type of food I can have If I get a diet chart I will follow that meticulously please help

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Highest Amount of protein Meat, fish, poultry, eggs Milk, yogurt, cheese, peanut butter Small Amount of Protein Vegetables Starches such as breads, cereals, and pasta (the protein in these foods is of poorer but still good quality) Trace Amount of Protein Fruits Fats SugarsProtein is never completely eliminated from the diet. The physician and dietitian can determine how much protein the body is able to handle. However, since the amount of protein is limited, it is important to eat foods that contain high quality protein (meat, milk, fish, poultry, eggs, and peanut butter). These proteins are complete. They contain all the essential amino acids (building blocks of protein). Even though the protein in vegetables and starches is incomplete, it is still important to include these foods in a daily meal plan for a well-balanced diet. Salt and Sodium: Many people with serious kidney or liver disease may also need to limit salt or sodium intake because of high blood pressure or fluid retention. The greatest source of sodium in the diet is table salt. Therefore, the first step in reducing sodium intake is to limit the use of table salt. Certain other foods have a high sodium content and will also need to be limited.Meat and Meat Substitutes One serving contains 7 gm protein, 25 mg sodium. One serving equals: lean beef 1 oz chicken 1 oz fish 1 oz
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Recurrent Kidney Stones - How They Can Be Prevented?

Mbbs, MD - General Medicine, DM - Nephrology
Nephrologist, Ahmedabad
Recurrent Kidney Stones - How They Can Be Prevented?

Kidney stones are salt and mineral deposits that accumulate inside the kidneys. Your treatment may depend on the severity of your condition; ranging from medications to surgery. Once you have had kidney stones, there is an increased chance of you experiencing the problem again. Preventive measures can help in reducing your risk of kidney stones. 

Prevention of kidney stones
Medical recommendations about preventive measures can help you keep kidney stones at bay. Here are top tips to prevent recurring kidney stones.

  1. Hydrate Well: Drinking sufficient water is an extremely important kidney stone preventive measure. The amount of urine your body produces depends on your consumption of water and other liquids. If you exercise quite often or live in a place with hot or arid climate, you may further need to increase your water intake. Ideally drink enough water for your body to produce 2 to 2.5 litres of urine every day. You can also include lemon juice mixed with water or fresh orange juice in your diet. These juices contain citrate, which can prevent formation of kidney stones.
  2. Take Dietary Precautions: Altering your diet may be necessary to prevent recurring kidney stones.
    • Oxalate is a naturally-occurring compound in foods, which may bind with calcium to form kidney stones. To prevent kidney stones, you may need to stop or limit intake of foods high in oxalate, such as beets, soy products, spinach, sweet potatoes, rhubarb, peanuts etc.
    • However, you don’t need to cut calcium from your diet. In fact, if you eat calcium and oxalate foods at the same time, you can further reduce your risk of kidney stones. Calcium binds with oxalate inside the digestive track, thereby, lowering the chances of kidney stone formation. Though use calcium supplements only as per your doctor’s recommendations.
    • Reduce your intake of salt. Excessive salt can increase the amount of calcium in urine and form kidney stones.
    • Eat animal protein in moderation as meat is acidic in nature, as to much uric acid in urine can cause both uric acid stones and calcium oxalate ones.
    • Foods and drinks high in sugar can also increase uric acid in urine. So, it is better to limit their intake if you have a history of kidney stones.
  3. Take Medications: If you are a kidney stone patient, you also need to take medications to prevent recurrence of the problem. Without medicine use, the risk of kidney stones in patients may increase.

Once you have had kidney stones, you need to take caution for life. Without proper medicines and diet precautions, not only you increase your risk of kidney stones but also of other kidney diseases. Heed the recommendations of your doctor or consult with a good nephrologist. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hi, I have right shoulder pain, hip pain, right thigh pain. From yesterday. I have pcod taking treatment. First time I took siphene (clomifene). Is my pain related to this? OR I am even diagnosed with kidney stone of 3mm. Is my pain due to this? When I get up in the morning I have heel pain. This heel pain is from 2 days. Can you please say whom should I consult?

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
Orthopedist, Trichy
Hi, I have right shoulder pain, hip pain, right thigh pain. From yesterday. I have pcod taking treatment. First time ...
heel pain could be due to plantar fascitis. the limb pain could be due to harmonal imbalance. take simple analgesics and if they dont help then consult an ortho surgeon
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