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Dr. Chitra Shankar

MBBS

Gynaecologist, Chennai

20 Years Experience
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Chitra Shankar is an experienced Gynaecologist in R A Puram, Chennai. She has had many happy patients in her 20 years of journey as a Gynaecologist. She studied and completed MBBS . She is currently associated with Nova Ivi Fertility in R A Puram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Chitra Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal, - 1998
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English
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Active member of FOGSI
attending CME & Conferences by them

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Having itchy boils on scrotum. 3 Tiny white spots on penis shaft and tiny small bump on penis head.

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Having itchy boils on scrotum. 3 Tiny white spots on penis shaft and tiny small bump on penis head.
You have itchy boils on scrotum, tiny white spots on penis shaft and small bump on penis head. I advice you to take proper balanced vegetarian diet. Take 8 to 10 glasses of water daily to detoxify body. Take fruits and vegetables in daily diet. Don't apply soap or oil on affected part. For better guidance and proper treatment, consult privately.
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I want to know my girlfriend was pregnant because she missed here periods last 1 week and we checked home pregnancy test with pregnancy test card but result was negative what was the problem with her.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, Fellowship in Laparoscopy, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I want to know my girlfriend was pregnant because she missed here periods last 1 week and we checked home pregnancy t...
It happens at times that period might get delayed coz of stress or other lots of things. If she is not pregnant then wait for another one week for menses.
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Top 5 Lifestyle Changes To Improve Your Cholesterol!

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Top 5 Lifestyle Changes To Improve Your Cholesterol!

1. Eat heart-healthy foods

Even if you have years of unhealthy eating under your belt, making a few changes in your diet can reduce cholesterol and improve your heart health.

Choose healthier fats. Saturated fats, found primarily in red meat and dairy products, raise your total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (ldl) cholesterol, the" bad" cholesterol. As a rule, you should get less than 7 percent of your daily calories from saturated fat. Choose leaner cuts of meat, low-fat dairy and monounsaturated fats — found in olive and canola oils — for healthier options.
Eliminate trans fats. Trans fats affect cholesterol levels by increasing the" bad" cholesterol and lowering the" good" cholesterol. This bad combination increases the risk of heart attacks. Trans fats can be found in fried foods and many commercial products, such as cookies, crackers and snack cakes. But don't rely on packages that are labeled" trans fat-free" in the united states, if a food contains less than 0.5 grams of trans fat in a serving, it can be labeled" trans fat-free"

Even small amounts of trans fat can add up if you eat foods that contain small amounts of trans fat. Read the ingredient list, and avoid foods with partially hydrogenated oils.

Eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids don't affect ldl cholesterol. They have other heart benefits, such as helping to increase high-density lipoprotein (hdl, or" good") cholesterol, reducing your triglycerides, a type of fat in your blood, and reducing blood pressure. Some types of fish — such as salmon, mackerel and herring — are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Other good sources of omega-3 fatty acids include walnuts, almonds and ground flaxseeds.

Increase soluble fiber. There are two types of fiber — soluble and insoluble. Both have heart-health benefits, but soluble fiber also helps lower your ldl levels. You can add soluble fiber to your diet by eating oats and oat bran, fruits, beans, lentils, and vegetables.
Add whey protein. Whey protein is one of two proteins in dairy products — the other is casein. Whey protein may account for many of the health benefits attributed to dairy. Studies have shown that whey protein given as a supplement lowers both ldl and total cholesterol.

You can find whey protein powders in health food stores and some grocery stores. Follow the package directions for how to use them.

2. Exercise on most days of the week and increase your physical activity

Exercise can improve cholesterol. Moderate physical activity can help raise high-density lipoprotein (hdl) cholesterol, the" good" cholesterol. 

Adding physical activity, even in 10-minute intervals several times a day, can help you begin to lose weight. Just be sure that you can keep up the changes you decide to make. Consider:

  • Taking a brisk daily walk during your lunch hour
  • Riding your bike to work
  • Swimming laps
  • Playing a favorite sport
  • To stay motivated, find an exercise buddy or join an exercise group. And remember, any activity is helpful. Even taking the stairs instead of the elevator or doing a few situps while watching television can make a difference.

3. Quit smoking

If you smoke, stop. Quitting might improve your hdl cholesterol level. And the benefits don't end there.

Within 20 minutes of quitting, your blood pressure and heart rate decrease. Within one year, your risk of heart disease is half that of a smoker. Within 15 years, your risk of heart disease is similar to someone who never smoked.

4. Lose weight

Carrying even a few extra pounds contributes to high cholesterol. Losing as little as 5 to 10 percent of your weight can improve cholesterol levels.

Start by evaluating your eating habits and daily routine. If you eat when you're bored or frustrated, take a walk instead. If you pick up fast food for lunch every day, pack something healthier from home. For snacks, munch on carrot sticks or air-popped popcorn instead of potato chips. Don't eat mindlessly.

And look for ways to incorporate more activity into your daily routine, such as using the stairs instead of taking the elevator or parking farther from your office.

5. Drink alcohol only in moderation

Moderate use of alcohol has been linked with higher levels of hdl cholesterol — but the benefits aren't strong enough to recommend alcohol for anyone who doesn't already drink. If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation. For healthy adults, that means up to one drink a day for women of all ages and men older than age 65, and up to two drinks a day for men age 65 and younger.

Too much alcohol can lead to serious health problems, including high blood pressure, heart failure and stroke.

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Hello doctor. My breast size is 32. Bra size 32c. I am very possessive of my breast and I keep pressing them. I even love to take nudes and admire by self. Is this normal? I feel like this is wrong. Kindly advise.

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Sexologist, Delhi
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My breast size is 32. Bra size 32c. I am very possessive of my breast and I keep pressing them. I even ...
Hi lybrate-user good morning. Your breast size is normal according to your body weight. Nothing wrong about your pressing breast. You can keep continue your sexual desire. If you want to know more information about your sexual query please make a call or chat through Lybrate thanks.
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I'm suffering from irregular periods. And my scanning reports are also normal regarding pcod. May I know the problem and solution for it.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I'm suffering from irregular periods. And my scanning reports are also normal regarding pcod. May I know the problem ...
Irregular cycles or excessive flow during cycles is a common problem seen in a large number of females. Hormonal abnormalities are the most common cause of irregular and heavy menstrual flow. Thus, you need to consult your primary healthcare provider for clinical assessment and endometrial biopsy/ curretings for diagnosis of the condition and thus treatment.
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I am suffering from cough from last 5 days also before I have cold that was finished .i have taken azee250 mg, borosol cough syrup. Also I am pregnant with 6 month ending.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am suffering from cough from last 5 days also before I have cold that was finished .i have taken azee250 mg, boroso...
Hi, Chew Taleesapatradi chewable tablet 1 tab 3-4 times per day 2 tsf of Crux cough syrup 3 times a day. Avoid cold and refrigerated food, sweets, oil fried food and bakery food. Drink warm water frequently.
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I am 25 year girl. I have a recently born baby. The baby drinks breast milk as much she wants, but milk still remains in the breast. I had breast pain for last 2 days. So, please kindly tell me solution for above mentioned problem?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
I am 25 year girl. I have a recently born baby. The baby drinks breast milk as much she wants, but milk still remains...
It is suggested to remove milk from the breast. You can remove it with your hands or you can use breast pump for removing milk. After that just gently massage your brest. This will help you.
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What Wilbe risk in pregnancy after recanclisation. I can go for ivf it will be success in first attempt.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, Post recanalisation, there may be chances of ectopic but ivf success rates are not determined post recamalisation. The world wide success rates post ivf remains 30-35%.
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