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Dr. Chitra

Gynaecologist, Chennai

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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Chitra is one of the best Gynaecologists in Nanganallur, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at BM Hospitals in Nanganallur, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Chitra on Lybrate.com.

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New No 36 Old No 11 A, Thillai Ganga Nagar , 5th Main Road, Nanganallur. Landmark: Near Rajarajeshwari Temple, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Yesterday night my newborn baby of 2 and half months could not sleep at all. I thought it was because low supply of breastmilk. How could I know breastmilk is not enough for him?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Rewa
Usually a breast fed baby passes urine 8 to 10 times in a day, sleeps wel after feed and gains weigt. There may be other reasons for crying please see a doc.
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Simple Tricks and Tips to Manage Anxiety and Insomnia

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Simple Tricks and Tips to Manage Anxiety and Insomnia

Insomnia or sleeplessness is quite difficult to cope with and for people suffering from anxiety, it is even tougher. People suffering from anxiety remain in a state of mental and physical distress. On top of this, if they cannot sleep well because of insomnia, life becomes quite hard. Insomnia causes anxiety and also is caused due to anxiety.

Here are some simple tips to manage anxiety and insomnia:

  1. Maintain a schedule: Try to go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every morning. Experiment with several different bedtimes and wake up times to find out which one works best for you.
  2. Turn off electronic devices: Switch off all electronic devices thirty minutes before you go to bed. Electronic devices stimulate your mind and the light from the devices does not make you feel that it is time to sleep. Keep the devices away from you while going to bed.
  3. Dim lights: Practice dimming all lights in your house before bedtime. Change light bulbs and replace them with low wattage lights. This will enable you to have lights, although they are dim. Low lighting will make your body produce melatonin to make you prepare for sleep.
  4. Keep away from alcohol and smoking: Consuming alcoholic drinks before bedtime reduces your quality of sleep and you may wake up within two hours. Do not consume alcohol before bedtime. Smoking should be restricted before sleeping, as the nicotine contained in cigarettes is a stimulant, which can take away your sleep.
  5. Ignore caffeinated drinks: Caffeine is a stimulant and consuming caffeinated drinks before going to bed can result in losing sleep. Do not drink coffee before sleeping.
  6. Exercise: Exercise is a perfect solution to reduce anxiety and results in improved sleep quality. Exercise regularly during the day or three to four hours before bedtime. Yoga and meditation performed just before going to sleep are effective.
  7. Make a pre-sleep ritual: Try to find ways, which would help you calm your mind just before going to sleep and practice it every day. This can be reading a book, taking a hot shower or listening to your favorite songs. Your mind will be relaxed, and you will get better sleep.
  8. Maintain a sleep journal: Keep a sleep journal and write about the time when you go to sleep and when you wake up. Also note down the time you require to fall asleep, the number of times your sleep breaks and how your sleep was. This will enable you to observe your sleep patterns and make adjustments.

For people suffering from anxiety, added insomnia results in enhanced difficulty. One should cope with the problems properly and try to improve upon them.

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Hello Doctor, It is regarding my wife's spinal back pain from 2008 till today, have done MRI in 2010 & find out that its slip disc, she is taking medicines since 2008 Homeo+Ayur+Pain killers, but did not get relief, kindly suggest further, she had irregular menses after delivery till today.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi, This is Dr Akshay from Fortis Hospital, New Delhi. I need to understand the intensity of back pain, any radiation to any legs and any other neurological symptoms for me to give an answer. Thanks & Regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena
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Friend wife removed uterus 5 month back so now he says she dont get sex feeling so, he wants to know when he can do sex.

DGO, MBBS
Sexologist,
It is due to psychological stress related to loss of uterus, can be treated. Give her some time. However in case you want a medicine suggestion from me now then only ask at private question.
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Spirituality And Lifestyle

Masters in Psychology, M.PHIL in Medical & Social Psychology, PhD - Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Spirituality And Lifestyle

Spirituality means to know yourself and study of yours existence mind, body and soul. Positive mental health lies in spirituality.

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MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
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I had unprotected sex on 24th November that is exactly 12 days after my last period. After that I took ipill within 7 hours. I had black spotting after a week for 2 days. And then it stopped. Now today after 20 days post our intercourse I'm bleeding black. I did home pregnancy test and the result says it's negative but still I'm stressed out. Is there any chance of pregnancy?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I had unprotected sex on 24th November that is exactly 12 days after my last period. After that I took ipill within 7...
Ipill is emergency medicine and should be treated as emergency only. Can't be taken routinely it has made cycle erratic due to hormonal imbalances and irregular periods, side effects of medicines. Negative test should not worry you don't take hormones to regularize cycle wait for few months read more about reproductive health through good books or counselor.
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I am 6 weeks pregnant. Im on duphaston from 5 days due to slight brown bleed. Now im some times seeing a different discharge other than milky white like greyish like. Is this a bad sign of pregnancy?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I am 6 weeks pregnant. Im on duphaston from 5 days due to slight brown bleed. Now im some times seeing a different di...
Hello, Any bleeding in pregnancy is threatened miscarriage. You were placed on progesterone support and bed rest till bleeding completely stops. You would require an ultrasound after a week.
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9 Ways You Can Improve Your Libido!

MBBS
Sexologist, Jammu
9 Ways You Can Improve Your Libido!

Low or reduced libido has been a point of concern for many years and if left neglected it can negatively impact your love life. Read on to know how you can boost your libido with these ornamental tips.

  1. Have a positive mental attitude and keep your stress level low: If you feel good and self confident you may feel more sexual and attractive to your partner.
  2. Consider, but do not overly rely on supplements that claim to increase your libido.Take a bite out of a forbidden fruit: Figs, bananas and avocados, for example, are considered libido-boosting foods, known as aphrodisiacs. And they are provide certain vitamins smooths the blood flow..
  3. Be a poser: Yoga does more than just get you limber, it may boost your libido, too. Yoga may also improve your orgasms by increasing blood flow down there.
  4. Indulge in all things chocolate: Throughout history, chocolate has been a symbol of desire. Not just because of its delicious taste, but because of its power to improve sexual pleasure.
  5. Find out which scenarios spark magic for you and your partner: You do not need to recreate every detail from those scenes. With a little imagination, improvisational role-playing, you can incorporate one or two key elements from the scene, such as a costume or a prop - and create a scenario that is likely to liven the mood.
  6. Take your daily herbs: Ginkgo biloba, an extract derived from the leaf of the Chinese ginkgo tree, is another herb found to treat antidepressant-induced sexual dysfunction.
  7. Seek the help of a sex therapist, if necessary: If you are experiencing sexual problems that prevent you from desiring, initiating, or enjoying sex, consider whether these issues may be psychological in origin.
  8. Be patient: If you have a partner who is being treated for lost interest in and enjoyment in sex, or for issues relating to sexual performance, be patient and realize that treatment can take several months or more to be effective.
  9. Take a whiff: Whiffing can also work for you. But the scent of your man postworkout might do just that. Sniffing his sweat can increase your level of the stress hormone cortisol, which may boost arousal. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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Yoga and Fit

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Yoga and Fit
Research shows regular yoga practice lowers risk for heart disease and hypertension. It also lessen symptoms of depression headaches diabetes some forms of cancer and pain related disease like arthritis
Yoga stimulate pressure receptors in skin which in turn ramp up brain and body's vagal activity, as it plays a role in hormone production and release
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