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Dr. Chitra

Gynaecologist, Chennai

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
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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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Why Young Indians have Low Magnesium Levels? + 5 Ways to Undo it.

Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Vadodara
Why Young Indians have Low Magnesium Levels? + 5 Ways to Undo it.

How to increase the Magnesium Levels in your Body?

Magnesium is very important macro-mineral present in the body. Many youths these days show signs of depression, lower physical and dimmed mental faculties due to low magnesium levels in their body. The mineral has a vital role in helping to produce or use energy in our cells, contracting or relaxing muscles and synthesizing key hormones that control important functions of the body.

Magnesium also has therapeutic effects and helps to treat headaches, asthma, sleep problems, chronic pain. It also reduces risk of hypertension, heart problems. Having a magnesium rich diet lowers your chances of getting diabetes by remarkable 33%.

Following is a list of the few factors that lead to lowering the Magnesium levels in your body:

  • Consuming Sodas and other Carbonated drinks lowers Magnesium uptake
  • Excessive stress or disease reduces the utilization of Magnesium in the body
  • Having high carb, low fibre diets like pastries, cakes, breads, cookies etc.
  • High Alcohol consumption, as high as
  • Imbalance of minerals such as excess of Calcium blocks activity of Mg in the cells
  • Difference in metabolism of individuals such as increased excretion of Mg by kidneys results in loss of Mg and its deficiency

You can increase level of Magnesium in your body by adopting these foods in your diet:

1. Spinach

Spinach is a rich source of Magnesium. 1 Cup of cooked Spinach gives you nearly 39% of the Daily Value of Magnesium required by the Body. Other dark green leafy vegetables also provide magnesium and other minerals.

Add Spinach and other Leafy Greens to your daily intake.

2. Nuts

Nuts are an abundant source of Magnesium. Cashews and Almonds nearly provide 44-48% of DV of Magnesium while Peanuts provide 31%. Walnuts are also a good source of minerals and provide 16% DV of Magnesium.

Add nuts to your Daily Diet to get their mineral benefits.

3. Seeds

Seeds like Pumpkin and Sesame are a potent source of Magnesium. Half a cup of Pumpkin seeds give 81% of Daily Value of Magnesium required while half a cup of sesame seeds give 63% 0f Daily Value/DV of Magnesium.

Enjoy these in puddings, soups, cakes, desserts or add to your breakfast cereal to get their benefits.

4. Beans and Lentils

Beans and Lentils have plentiful of Magnesium. A cup of cooked Beans and Lentils like Soybeans, Kidney Beans, Chickpeas and lentils provide almost 18-35% DV of Mg.

Add Beans and Lentils to your Diet and get their benefits.

5. Whole Grains

Whole Grains are very important source of vitamins and minerals and provide essential nutrients and energy for the body. These minerals include Magnesium too and a cup of cooked Brown rice gives nearly 21%DV of Mg while Quinoa gives 30%. Other Cereals provide almost 7-19% DV of Mg.

You can add variety of whole grains to your diet to get their great benefits.

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Hi doctor. I hav pcod prblm. Doctor suggested me to take metformin and goecyst for one months. I got my periods for 30 to 35 days. I continued same course for another month. Again I got my periods on 35 th day. Later doc suggested me to take ovaa should-DS and metformin and nurosurge (folic acid). Doctor pls tell me does ovaa should helps to get pregnant? How many days it will take to get pregnant? Is there any side effects? Or will it cause delay in periods? Pls let me no wat will happen?

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
Hi doctor. I hav pcod prblm. Doctor suggested me to take metformin and goecyst for one months. I got my periods for 3...
Dear Lybrate user, It is difficult to answer your question in this forum. PCOS requires a detailed study and frequent follow up. Ovaa shield helps to get pregnant. However, the answer is not that straight forward. Many other parameters have to be taken into consideration. One cannot predict regarding how many days it will take to get pregnant.
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Super Fact of the Day: Your cells can self-destruct!

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Super Fact of the Day: Your cells can self-destruct!
If a cell is damaged or if it acquires some kind of infection, it has the ability to commit suicide by a process called apoptosis. This works to ensure proper development by keeping the body's process of mitosis in check. A cell's inability to experience apoptosis can result in the advancement of cancer.

Would you like to share this interesting fact with family or friends? go ahead and share!
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Hello, I had been pregnant 4 times, In 1st case I had miscarriage in just 12 days. 2nd case again miscarriage in about 25 days. In 3rd case the pregnancy sustained till 3 months but baby didn't had cardiac activity due to which I had to abort. Now today I was pregnant by 5 months but had to abort the child due to hydrocephalus with spina bifida. 1.Can anyone recommend what should be done next? 2.What can be the possible reason and the cure? 3.When should I plan for my next pregnancy? 4.What are the ill effects of all these on my body physically and mentally? What should be my next step and approach? Please help me.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Hello, I had been pregnant 4 times, In 1st case I had miscarriage in just 12 days. 2nd case again miscarriage in abou...
Wait for at least 6 months before planning next pregnancy. In the meantime, get a hysterosalpingography, APLA workup, sugars, karyotypic (husband and wife) & thyroid function tests done. Start folic acid supplements (5 mg) 3 months prior. Reasons for repeated miscarriage are many, including genetic. These tests should clear the picture.
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Do You Know Why You Are Gaining Weight Despite WorkOuts?

BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
Do You Know Why You Are Gaining Weight Despite WorkOuts?
Why are your gaining weight despite working out?

Many people have a common workout woe that while they are working out for hours they are not losing weight. The reason on a broad sense is simply that you are undoing your workout. Let me explain the reasons here.

1. Calorie overload/dieting - A general opinion amongst a lot of people is that since they are working out, they can binge on their favourite foods. Another group of people are those who workout with utmost sincerity but do not eat post workout. Both are equally harmful and aide fat generation.
2. Not staying hydrated - While working out, our bodies lose a lot of water. Often, we confuse the feeling of being thirsty as being hungry. So after a workout, when one might actually be hungry, one ends up filling the stomach with food. Stay hydrated at all times, especially before and after workout.
3. Drinking alcohol - A lot of people workout during the day and drink in the evening. This is a strict no-no and if not adhered to, you will end up gaining more weight than losing. Usually it is recommended staying completely off alcohol while trying to lose weight because drinks have calories and high sugar content. If abstaining is difficult, restrict the quantity.
4. Not working out enough - Human mind can be fooled very easily into believing what is not. We often believe that we our workout is enough and we don’t need to increase the number of counts, level of difficulty etc. It is good to give yourself a pat in the back, but never too soon.
5. Rewarding yourself - Rewarding yourself after losing every kilo is a very bad idea. Set a big goal and reward yourself only once achieved.
6. Drinking energy drinks - Advertisements promote energy drinks as a must for people who are working out. What they conveniently hide is the fact that these drinks are full of sugar.
7. Not eating enough vegetables - Many people turn to protein shakes and unhealthy foods instead of eating regular home-cooked vegetables which are packed with nutrients.


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What is menopause? what are the symtoms of menopause?

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda,
Dear, Menopause is a natural hormone (estrogen) deficient state that occurs at the age of 45-55 years. After the age of 40 years, ovaries reduce their production of sex hormones. As a result, the menses as well as other body functions are disturbed. Finally the menses cease permanently.
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I was on medication of krimson 35 for irregular periods. I had sex on 14 Feb. My bf was wearing the protection. My dose got over on 2march. But till today 6 march, no periods. M afraid. If by chance. Smthng happens. M just 18. Please help. Or should I wait more. please provide a detailed answer.

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
I was on medication of krimson 35 for irregular periods. I had sex on 14 Feb. My bf was wearing the protection. My do...
Test urine and try this. Medicine german reckeweg pulsatilla 200, 4-5 drops orally, single dose morn, empty stomach mixed fruit juice daily evening.
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What is the homeopathic treatment to remove the stomach pain during menstruation?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
What is the homeopathic treatment to remove the stomach pain during menstruation?
You can take homoeo medicine Magnesia phos 200 daily one dose commencing from 3 days before expected date of menses.
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I'm 26 male. I'm in sexually contact with a married women (24) since 8 months without any protection who have a 2 years baby. But she is not in sexually contact with her husband since 16 months. Is their any problem to me by any disease. Plz.

MBBS,MD(medicine), PGDS(sexology), Fellowship in sexual medicines
Sexologist, Jaipur
No there is no problem in it. You can have sexual relationship but its good to have some precaution for further and infection or something like to happen.
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Yoga Poses for Managing Menstrual Cramps

MBBS, D. Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Pune
Yoga Poses for Managing Menstrual Cramps
To reduce your menstrual cramps. Do these yoga poses.
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I am female 24years old. I am suffering from thyroid problem and irregular periods.What can i do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bhavnagar
We in ayurveda, take thyroid in agni mandhya (lack of metabolism). Its systemic disorder. There are good result of ayurveda, but result comes according to condition. We have some cases that has permanently cured. Some cases are stable with ayurved medicine. Some cases are on thyroxine + ayurveda medicine. Our (we & you) main aim is stay healthy. Dont be bother of report of thyroid. But healthy lifestyle, lightness in body n mind, symptom free life is better thing. In thyroid, we generally start with panchakarma (detoxification) mostly vamana (medicated emesis) & virechana (medicated purgation), and after this panchakarma procedure we start oral medicine, decoction n dietary advice. You can get information about panchakarma easily.
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Sir I didn't have my periods from last 8 days of date. What's the problem ?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
There are various causes affecting mensuration. You need to immediately consult me privately. I can prescribe some tests to identify the causes and treat accordingly.
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After abortion period become irregular and blood become dark black. Please help.

BHMS
Homeopath,
After abortion period become irregular and blood become dark black. Please help.
Period become irregular means it is late or early or some time early and some time late? since when do you suffering from irregular period? is there any symptoms before or during period time? please give the more detail on private chat so that I am able to prescribe perfect medicines.
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I'm in 3rd trimester of pregnancy and it's my first pregnancy. My belly is hard so I don't feel baby movements so frequently is it normal? I had urine infection but it's okay now . So can you help me what things I should do to get my belly soft. I have little bit itching in urine so how I get relief from it?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I'm in 3rd trimester of pregnancy and it's my first pregnancy. My belly is hard so I don't feel baby movements so fre...
Still you have uti get tt for that your belly is normal in first preg. Its some what tight keep under vision of gynecologist regularly.
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premenstrual syndrome

DSTD,MBBS
Sexologist, Howrah
premenstrual syndrome
nearly all women suffers some mood changes/breast pain/abdominal pain/hot flushes headache, fatigue, insomnia, bloating, uncontrollable food cravings, irritability, depression, feelings of loneliness, rejection … days just before their periods. sexual desires also changes in those days. so, irritation/ feel of unsatisfaction wipe off the peace of mind..
its due to sex hormone changes in your body during that time mainly estrogen & FSH.
try to control your emotion by doing yoga- it acts like miracle. eyes closed & deep breathing in & out in the early morning makes you calm & control your sex steroid releasing hormones through hypothalamus.slow body twisting improves your circulation in lower abdominal organs.
for abdominal/breast pain-try to use home remedies like cold compress/ cold cod oil massage.
diet- raw onion and pumpkin seeds. flaxseed oil, evening primrose oil lavender and tea in the evening. try to have vegetables and fish- avoid meats.
**do not let your hormones to control your mind**
in severe cases, you may need medicines, consult your physician- we are always their to solve your problems.
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I am 20 year old girl unmarried suffering from pcod. It causes severe stomach ache and increase in weight too. How to over come pcod?

BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Homeopathy can help you. Start homoeopathic medicine. Consult any homoeopathic physician. You can consult me also.
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I am suffering frim high level of insulin in my hormone. Due to this my periods irregular. what natural way to reduce it.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.D in Ayurveda, Ph.D
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
I am suffering frim high level of insulin in my hormone. Due to this my periods irregular. what natural way to reduce...
Let me know how can you know your insulin level is high. Your menstrual period are irregular means it will be so many other causes but not due to insulin. Ok.
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Hello doctor. Pls suggest some medicines to improve skin tone and texture. M suffering from pcod also ovarian cyst. But it's under control by medication. My skin is becoming dark. And also uneven and rough. And also my hair doest grow I want long silky hairs. I have mild facial hairs also. Pls help.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, F.C.P.S.(Skin & V.D)
Dermatologist, Thane
Hello doctor. Pls suggest some medicines to improve skin tone and texture. M suffering from pcod also ovarian cyst. B...
treat your pcod and ovarian cyst by gynecologist. use glycolic acid based face wash. use broad spectrum sunscreen morning and afternoon. use water based moisturiser in the evening. use depiwhite plus cream at night
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Hello Dr. Pregnancy Mae dry fruits kitni quantity Mae kha saktay h.kaaju , kismis, badam & pistA. Abhi garmi Ke din h to koi problem to nai h khane m. Please suggest me kitni quantity m aur kese khane chahiye.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist,
Hello Dr. Pregnancy Mae dry fruits kitni quantity Mae kha saktay h.kaaju , kismis, badam & pistA. Abhi garmi Ke din h...
ek din me ek muthhi dry fruit is sufficient. garmi me dry fruits ki matra kam kar sakte hain. behtar hai garmi me badaam bhigo kar khayen.
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