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Dr. Champaka Latha

Gynaecologist, Chennai

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Dr. Champaka Latha is one of the best Gynaecologists in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Champaka Latha at Arogyaa Clinic in Ambikapuram, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Champaka Latha on Lybrate.com.

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The Unwanted Hair Growth- Hirsutism

Partners in Health
Multi Speciality, Gurgaon
The Unwanted Hair Growth- Hirsutism

Hirsutism is a condition of unwanted hair growth in certain areas of a women's face and body, such as upper lip, beard area, chest and abdomen, that creates a "male pattern" of hair growth. It affects around 5-10% of the women and is a common presenting complaint among females for cosmetic reasons.

Hirsutism is attributed either to increased production or increased sensitivity of the hair follicles to the male hormone- testosterone. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which causes irregular menstrual cycles, is the main cause of the same. However in some cases the reasons for the same can be unknown as all reports may seem normal. Such a type is called Idiopathic Hirsutism. It is important for women to not feel shy and embarrassed about the situation.  Often resorting to excessive bleaching and razers can harm the skin and the self image of a woman. You should come forward and talk to either a Gyneacologist or an Endocrinologist. The doctors after taking the complete history would advice certain tests that would measure the amount of certain hormones in the blood. If the androgen levels are elevated, doctor may recommend an ultrasound or a CT scan to check ovaries and adrenal glands for tumors or cysts.

The main causes of Hirsutism are:

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: In 70% of the cases PCOS is the cause of Hirsutism. Women with PCOS often have hirsutism in combination with acne, balding near the front of the head, and menstrual irregularities. PCOS is also accompanied by infertility (due to menstrual irregularity), obesity, diabetes , High cholesterol and possible heart disease.
  • Idiopathic Hirsutism: Idiopathic hirsutism refers to hirsutism that has no identifiable cause. It is usually a mild variation of PCOS. A gradual increased growth of coarse body hair is typically the only symptom in women with this condition. Menstrual cycles are normal in women with idiopathic hirsutism.
  • Drug Induced: Certain drugs and steroids taken the past can trigger a hormonal imbalance and cause hirsutism
  • Adrenal or tumour causes: These are rare and are related to tumours or abnormal functioning of the adrenal gland.

Since Hirsutism can be a combination of medical issues self medication is not recommended. There are a variety of ways through which the same can be managed or cured. The treatment options are:

  • Medical Management: The doctors can recommend a combination of drugs such as oral contraceptives (contain estrogen & progestin that inhibits the male hormone), anti-androgens and insulin sensitive drugs.
  • Cosmetic Hair Removal: Electrolysis and the modern day safe Laser therapy are sought after cosmetic ways for removal of unwanted hair. The procedures destroy the hair follicles and prevent the hair from growing.
  • Surgical Therapy: Only in specific cases Laparoscopic ovarian drilling or removal of ovarian & adrenal tumours can help treat Hirsutism.

It is important to understand that this problem is medical and can be treated, managed and cured with expert advice & guidance. Women usually get depressed and have image issues. One should not get distressed; it may be a possibility that the reason may be just a little imbalance in your hormones. Eating healthy, weight loss and exercise are tried and tested natural ways to keep your body fit & balanced.

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My sister aged 29 years n juz got married before 9 months and she is pregnant abt 19 weeks. Due to some issues she wanted to abort DAT baby. Is it safe to abort at diz time. N will it be painful procedure. N in future due to abortion chances of pregnancy will be less. please kindly help us wid all dose questions.

MBBS, DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
My sister aged 29 years n juz got married before 9 months and she is pregnant abt 19 weeks. Due to some issues she wa...
Hi lybrate-user govt of india allows abortion till 20 weeks but with a reason ofcourse. The procedure is like a mini labour and thus painful. Continuation of pregnancy is recommended.
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My gf period is on 28th oct and I had sex with her on 18th nov then small amount of sperm is fall on her vagina tell me is there chance of pregnancy if chance of pregnancy please tell me the pills name I will take them in medical shop to avoid pregnancy please.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My gf period is on 28th oct and I had sex with her on 18th nov then small amount of sperm is fall on her vagina tell ...
There is chance of pregnancy. She should have taken emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours. Consult doctor fo rfurther advice.
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My wife is 3 months pregnant and there huge change in its behavior its someabout rude from Me at any point. Is it happens at this stage. It is normal or not. And what can I do to change its behaviour.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
My wife is 3 months pregnant and there huge change in its behavior its someabout rude from Me at any point. Is it hap...
Mood changes happen from time to time, but if it appears rude, it may be more due to irritation than actual feelings. Behavior can seem childish at times, but you have to be patient. All will return to normal.
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I am 26 years old lady, I have a baby by operation and immediately after that I feel pain in my spine. Then, please share your information about this.

MS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Backache after delivery is quite common and mainly because of wrong posture and calcium deficiency. So take proper back support while sitting and feeding your baby. Continue taking calcium tabs and vit d.
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Erythrodermic psoriasis : Signs and symptoms

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Erythrodermic psoriasis  : Signs and symptoms

What you see and feel depends on the type of psoriasis you have. You may have just a few of the signs and symptoms listed below, or you may have many.

- Skin looks like it is burned.
-Most (or all) of the skin on the body turns bright red.
-Body cannot maintain its normal temperature of 98.6° F.
- Person gets very hot or very cold.
-Heart beats too fast.
-Intense itching.
-Intense pain.

If it looks like a person has erythrodermic psoriasis, get the person to a hospital right away its very emergency. The person’s life may be in danger
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Benefits of drinking more water

Diploma in Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Secunderabad
Drink plenty of water in a day. Start your day by taking water of 1/2 liter. First few days you feel like vomiting or stomach upset. But eventually you feel healthy.
1. Taking plenty of water daily improve your skin texture.
2. Taking water in an empty stomach will reduce risk of getting stomach related illness.
3. It will improve the functioning of each organ.
4. If you drink more water before meal, obesity problem is gone.
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Foods that help to cleanse the liver

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
Foods that help to cleanse the liver

Foods that help to cleanse the liver

1. Turmeric
2. Garlic
3. Green tea
4. Grapefruit
5. Avocados
6. Leafy green vegetables
7. Walnut
8. Cold pressed organic oil

Want a Fair Baby? Try This Perfect Ayurvedic Remedy

MD Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Ahmedabad
Want a Fair Baby? Try This Perfect Ayurvedic Remedy

My husband has a dark complexion and I have a wheatish complexion. It was a love marriage and my mother-in always had problems with my complexion as she believed that our kids will be fair. In a country like ours, fairness is given utmost important. I was under constant pressure living with my mother-in law and was determined to not let my unborn baby go through this “Fairness” test. Natural Brite was a blessing in disguise. I took the oral supplements and followed Diet Instructions during my 5th month of pregnancy and few months later I was blessed with a daughter with smooth, fair skin. My mother-in law was very happy. Thank you Natural Brite!

This case was just was one of our many patient success stories. Natural Brite uses principle of Herbal Medicine like bach flower therapy which act as a cleansing agent for the skin and purification of body. Thus when given in the pregnancy for a month in the 5th or 6th month brings about a flawless complexion of the developing baby. Herbs contain healing powers. Ayurveda is an ancient science which deals in preventive as well as therapeutic medicines. Ayurveda believes in balancing the natural forces of human body to heal. 

When a child is born, the first question asked is, Is the baby fair? It is not our intention to project that FAIR is better than DARK, but to cater to the need the society has already since time memorial created in the subconscious of human civilization. 

Is it safe?

This is study of 1200 pregnant patients who underwent a combinational therapy of Ayurveda and bach flower therapy as well as a naturopathy diet in the 6th month of pregnancy for getting a fair baby. The study was conducted in 2 hospitals over a period of 5 years and out of the 1200 patients 1169 delivered babies of fair complexion thus giving a result of 97 %.

The Natural Bite Kits contains Herbal Supplements & Literature (Booklet). Booklet contains all detailed information about the panel doctor, the social ethics of this protocol, principles and mechanism of action of "Ayurveda and Bach flower therapy", the dosage and instructions of the supplements to be taken. Herbal Medications include:

Shubangakalp Granules 
Suprabhavati Tablets
Apple Grow Pills

How does this work?

The treatment starts at 5-6 months of gestation period. The ayurveda protocol had a primary diet to be followed, certain ways of dressing (dark clothing deletion), limitation of sun exposure and supplements. The supplements consisted of two parts- ayurvedic herbs paste which is to be taken after dissolving in water/ milk twice a day & the bach flower therapy protocol for a month. 

Expected Results?

Fair skin, healthy baby

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Irregular periods problem because of which i'm gaining too much weight. What is solution to this problem.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
Irregular periods problem because of which i'm gaining too much weight. What is solution to this problem.
In majority of the cases irregular menses are accredited to hormonal imbalance, but in some cases it may be pathological and secondary to some pathology of ovaries mostly. Now if you want to regularized the menses then you must establish permanent balanced, first and this can be achieved only with homoeopathy, because in modern medicine we get only a hormonal support with a very temporary relief. But with homoeopathy you can strike the hormonal balance permanently which later on also give you regular menses even if you stop the medicine and your weight gain may be because of hormonal imbalance.
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How to make vagina hole small I am going to marry but I had done sex with my boyfriend ut wouldn't be good. For my marriage if my husband knows it how to make hole small so that he doesn't come to know.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Dear lybrate-user for your need surgery is advised as that is the only sure procedure which gives you adequate results.
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I'm 25 years old I'm in a relation from last 10 years with my gf and soon we r going to get married I found some problem while having sex with my partner Her vagina get wet early and while doing sex her vagina get dry soon in 5 min and coz of that she suffer a pain while fingering I feel some dryness inside her and she refuse to continue the same?

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I'm 25 years old I'm in a relation from last 10 years with my gf and soon we r going to get married I found some prob...
if there is dryness may be she is having some fungal infection. use vaginal lubricants just before the act as this will reduce the pain. consult a doctor to rule out infection.
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Hi respected doctor, my wife is pregnant.. She is in her 6th month of pregnancy.. please tell me what should she eat or avoid for healthy n fair baby. Thwnx.

MS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Hi respected doctor, my wife is pregnant.. She is in her 6th month of pregnancy.. please tell me what should she eat ...
Hello, she should take plenty of fluid, seasonal fruits. Whether baby would be fair or dark it is decided by your genes (hereditary) not by diet. So she should take healthy & balanced diet.
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I have pcos but luckily I am pregnant with 4 nd 1/2 months. But I am suffering from hair loss. I am afraid that I ll be bald soon. How can I cure that.

Advanced Aesthetics, P.G.D.C.A.M , M.D.(am)
Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, Ludhiana
I have pcos but luckily I am pregnant with 4 nd 1/2 months. But I am suffering from hair loss. I am afraid that I ll ...
Hi! Greetings! To get rid from hairfall use coconut oil and apply onion water two times a week apply it on your hairs maximum for one hour and after that wash your hairs properly with shampoo and we are sure you will get result in one month minimum.
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Sir, I would like participate in sex with other ladies (high profile) with condom. Is it safe ful. Tell me what precautions to be taken.

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Thrissur
It can never be safe totally. Though people may be of high profile there is every chance that you may get sexually transmitted diseases like hiv, herpes from them.
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Aged 73 years, is a retired male living in Madurai, Tamilnadu. I am having the problem of passing urine.I am passing urine very little in day time and lot during nights. I have to getup every one and half or 2 hours. It disrups my sleep very much. I do not experience any pain whie pssing urine or otherwise.I will be glad to have your valuable adivise in this matter.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Health Administration
Ayurveda,
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common cause of frequent urination. This occurs when bacteria enters into the bladder through the urethra. The Other causes of UTIs include: injuries diabetes cancer and certain cancer treatments such as chemotherapy prostate gland enlargement conditions affecting muscles, nerves, and tissues dehydration use of antibiotics that eliminate good bacteria Excessive caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol may also irritate the bladder walls and can worsen symptoms. For further exact evaluation, please contact experienced Urologist of any nearby tertiary care Hospital.
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Homeopathy - Can it Help Treat Infertility in Women?

M.D.Homeopathy
Homeopath, Lucknow
Homeopathy - Can it Help Treat Infertility in Women?

For a married couple, having a child is the next step to completing the family picture. However, for various reasons, some attributed to the male and some to the female, this picture remains incomplete.
Talking to a doctor is one of the best starting points. There could be deep-rooted causes for this issue, and homeopathy aims in treating the root cause and not just infertility. A good homeopath will ask you numerous questions to find out associated symptoms, family history, etc., and then arrive at a remedy that would work best for you. This is a highly customised therapy and so self-medication based on a friend or family member’s recommendation is best avoided.

Infertility in females is often caused by the following reasons:

  1. Irregular menstruation
  2. Hormonal imbalance
  3. Advancing age
  4. Emotional stress
  5. Obesity
  6. Excessive smoking
  7. Alcohol consumption
  8. Sexually transmitted diseases (Chlamydia, gonorrhoea)
  9. Structural abnormalities in the pelvic area including fibroids, pelvic adhesions, blocked fallopian tubes, etc.
  10. Endometriosis
  11. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  12. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  13. Thyroid disorders
  14. Diabetes

With more and more women coming out in the open to discuss, researchers have started working towards identifying the problem and working towards the treatment. The success rate of homeopathy in treating infertility is also on the rise. As with any medical condition, homeopathy treats not just the problem or symptom at hand, but the person holistically. Read on to know some of the common homeopathic remedies, but make sure you have a detailed discussion with doctor to identify what would work best for you. Self-medication is best avoided.

  1. In women with reduced sexual drive, Agnus and Sepia are widely used. The vaginal is extremely dry which could be painful during sex. There is also a bearing down sensation of the uterus in these women.
  2. In women with reduced menstruation, Pulsatilla and Sepia are widely used. The periods are never on the expected date, and when they occur, the flow is quite scanty and suppressed. Pulsatilla is also used when ovarian cysts are present. Sepia is useful in women that are prone to miscarriages.
  3. In women with excessive menstruation, Calcarea and Aletris are widely used. The periods happen before time, is too long with profuse bleeding. This excessive bleeding also causes anaemia, weakness, and fatigue. These women might also have frequent abortions.
  4. In women who have experienced a miscarriage in their third month earlier, with uterine and ovarian inflammation, Sabina is used.
  5. In women who are not able to retain sperms, Natrum carb is useful. There could be an offensive smelling vaginal discharge which is also very irritating and itching.

These are just some of the common remedies, but there are more, and each patient would require different therapy based on associated symptoms.

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Plastic Vs Glass Vs Copper - Which Type Of Vessel Should Be Used To Store Water?

MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Thane
Plastic Vs Glass Vs Copper - Which Type Of Vessel Should Be Used To Store Water?

One of the most important aspects of staying healthy is to keep your body hydrated by drinking enough water. When it comes to drinking water, we stress on purifying it but do you ever stop to think about how you are storing your water? The vessel in which water is stored in not only contains it but also interacts with it and influences the chemical elements in it. In the old days, water was stored in earthen matkas but today, water bottles have become more popular. These bottles are commonly made of glass or plastic both of which can be harmful in the long run. Instead, Ayurveda suggests the use of copper vessels to store water. Here are a few reasons for this.

Plastic vs Glass vs Copper

One of the chemical elements present in all plastic bottles is Bisphenol A or BPA. This chemical has been linked to a number of diseases including cancer. They also contain a number of other toxins that are gradually absorbed by the water inside the bottle. Exposure to BPA when pregnant can lead to a woman giving birth to an underweight baby. This chemical can also affect the development of the brain and behaviour. Disposable mineral water bottles should never be reused for this reason. Plastic bottles also absorb odors and tend to leak after repeated use.

The glass is an inert material and hence when used to store water, does not influence it in any way. The two things you should look for, if you choose to buy glass bottles is that they are lead and cadmium free. However, glass bottles are not cheap and have a tendency to crack or break. Once broken, these bottles cannot be reused.

Copper also influences the chemical balance in the water. However, this does not harm the body in any way, but in fact, has a number of benefits. Copper acts as a natural sterilizer and has an oligodynamic effect on water stored in it. It has the ability to destroy a number of harmful pathogens that are commonly found in water. Copper is an element needed by the body and drinking water stored in a copper vessel supplies our body’s daily copper requirement.

Copper can also help regulate cholesterol, heart rate and blood pressure levels. Copper has also been associated with an ability to regulate thyroid functioning, ease joint pains, improve fertility, heal internal wounds, help in hemoglobin synthesis and in maintaining the proper acid-alkaline balance in our bodies. A copper bottle may seem a little expensive when you buy it but there is no chance of breakage. Hence, if handled properly, a copper bottle can last a lifetime.

From the given arguments it is clear that using a copper vessel is the best way to store water. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.

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Hello mam, I need your assistance, I had sex on the first day of my period the next day it stopped rushing. I waited for 5 days and I did urine pregnancy test and it was negative. What can I take and secondly my period is irregular and I am sexually active and never been pregnant. I wish to be pregnant.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG)
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Hello mam, I need your assistance, I had sex on the first day of my period the next day it stopped rushing. I waited ...
Having 1 day menses is not athing to get worried. Only a few tests are to be done having sex on the first day of the period has the least chance of pregnancy to achieve. If you really want pregnancy try having sex on day 10 to 16 counting from the first day of menses.
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