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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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Im pregnant and itz 28 days now. Suggest me some natural ways for abortion ,without consulting a doctor. Im in a critical situation I need a useful answer plzzz.

PG in Assisted Reproductive Technology, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Im pregnant and itz 28 days now. Suggest me some natural ways for abortion ,without consulting a doctor. Im in a crit...
Please consult a doctor. Do a sonography so your fertility is maintained and you do not end up in septic abortion.
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Healthy Food for Stomach

Bachelors Of Physiotherapy, Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
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Here are food list for healthy Stomach

Hi, I am Dr. Vandana Verma, a clinical nutritionist, and a physical therapist. I excel in weight loss management but also deal with therapeutic diets for patients struggling with metabolic disorders. I am the founder of Fitness For All, Gurgaon. Today I am going to tell you about few food products which can help you in maintaining a healthy gut.

A stomach is the hub of all the problems. So, if we have a healthy gut, we have a healthy life. So what are the food products which can help us have a healthy stomach? The first category of food which can help us in having a healthy gut is citrus fruits, fibrous foods, and leafy vegetables. So, at least to 20 to 25% of fiber is needed in a day for us to have a good gut. What are the foods which are rich in fiber which you can consume in a day? The foods are peanuts, cauliflower, carrots, beans, broccoli and wheat bran can add a good amount of fiber in your gut. Also, if you start having a smaller portion of fiber every day and drink lots of water, then over a period of time you can increase the fiber content in your diet. Then eating light green, dark green and yellow colored green leafy vegetables also make a lot of difference in your lining of the gut because they are very rich in beta carotene and Vitamin C and E.

Now, the second thing is that you should add a lot of prebiotics and probiotics in your diet. So how do we do that? Almost 100 filling bacteria are there in our gut at a given point of time. So what is important is to increase the ratio of the good bacteria over the bad bacteria. So, yogurt is a very good probiotic which everybody is aware of. To support the probiotic bacteria we need to have a lot of prebiotics which naturally are there with the probiotics. So, foods like ginger, onions, honey, avocado, and banana are the good pre biotics which can be had in the day. Choose food that suit. Try having food called carminatives that help to relieve gas in your stomach, for example, cumin. It is very important to add cumin while you are making black beans.

Similarly, ginger is a proven anti-nausea tic. So pregnant women can very safely have ginger whenever they feel a lot of nausea, then, peppermint leaves relief digestive disorders and relax the stomach linings. Eat food to flatten your tummy. If you lose weight, your GI tract will have fewer loads on it. Also, your acid reflux, acidity problems, and constipations, all these problems, if you are facing any of them will be relieved. I am sure by adding these food components in your diet you can have a healthy gut very soon.

In case you are struggling with obesity or any metabolic disorders and seeking professional help, you can contact me on Lybrate.

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She has pregnancy 2 months complete she can travel 8 hrs journey by train sir Please educate me.

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
She has pregnancy 2 months complete she can travel 8 hrs journey by train sir
Please educate me.
yes train journey in sleeper coach any complication in pregnency before u leave once u consult ur gyanacologist is good ...
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Impotency: What Should You Know?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ambala
Impotency: What Should You Know?

Every day foods that hurt male fertility

1. Men, avoid these foods!

#infertility in men is increasing at an alarming rate. Medical reasons aside, even some foods can play havoc with a man's fertility. We list down some of the foods that men should avoid to improve their sperm quality.

2. Carbonated beverages

Sipping on carbonated #beverages, like soft drinks or sports drink can impact your sperm count. A study published in human reproduction, regular drinking of carbonated beverages is linked to poor sperm motility.

3. Processed meat

Eating processed meat can compromise your sperm count. According to a harvard study (2014), men who consumed processed meat in excess had 23 per cent lower #sperm quality than guys who ate it in small quantities. In another study of journal of #epidemiology, it was found that processed meat was associated with lower sperm count

4. Alcohol

This is another reason to ditch your glass of alcohol. The more you drink, the more it impacts your sperm count. In fact, according to some studies, even if you drink in moderation, you are compromising on your sperm #quality

5. Cheese and full cream milk

According to a study done in human reproduction in 2013, excess consumption of cheese and full fat milk may impact sperm count. Dairy products do add protein and essential nutrients required by the body but full fat dairy products, especially cheese and full fat milk should be #avoided

6. Foods that can increase your sperm count

Eating healthy and fresh foods are not only beneficial for overall health but also for the health of your sperm. Here are some #superfoods that you should include in your diet to improve your sperm count.

7. Bananas

It has been found that bananas improve male #libido and regulate #sex #hormones. As they are rich in vitamin c, a and b1, they boos fertility in men.

8. Broccoli

Broccoli is said to increase sperm count. It is rich in #vitamin a, just as carrots, spinach, apricots, sweet potatoes and carrots.

9. Walnuts

Another nutrient important for healthy sperms is omega-3 fatty acids. #walnuts are packed with omega 3 fatty acids that boost blood flow to the genitals, which in turn increases male fertility

10. Garlic

Garlic does wonders in #boosting #male #fertility. The allicin and selenium present in garlic, protect sperms from damage and improve quality

11. Dark chocolate

The temptation is enough for its consumption. But knowing its benefits in boosting male fertility may make it more difficult to resist. High in anti-oxidants, dark chocolate helps in fighting against free radicals. But make sure that you do not consume more than one or two squares a day.

12. Eat vitamin c enriched foods

Foods enriched in #vitamin #c may help in boosting the fertility in men. These nutrients help prevent sperm defects and boost sperm health 
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Have Leg Artery Blockages? Walk on a Treadmill

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Have Leg Artery Blockages? Walk on a Treadmill
A planned program of walking is good for people with blockage of leg blood vessels called peripheral arterial disease (pad). Normally when there is pain in the calf muscles in the leg on walking, the usual tendency is to rest and not walk. A study of 156 people with pad published in jama showed that regular six-minute walks on a treadmill improved their endurance and quality of life. The study examined patients with symptoms and without symptoms. Over the six months of the study, the participants who did their regular six-minute treadmill walks increased their walking distance by about 69 feet, while those who did not walk regularly saw a decrease of 49 feet.

There is the potential for greater oxygen extraction from the blood under maximum exercise conditions. The muscles can make better use of blood flow and the oxygen release that comes from it.

Such exercise leads to improvement in" collateral circulation" i. E. Growth in the number of blood vessels supplying the legs. Clinicians should urge all pad patients, whether or not they have symptoms, to engage in a regular, supervised exercise program.

Walking is a standard recommendation for people with pad. A recommended regimen is a 40-minute walk three times a week for at least six months. Persistent leg pain is an indication that help is needed. In the absence of that symptom, physicians can test for pad by measuring the difference in blood pressure between an ankle and an arm.

My periods missed 7 days. I got periods after 7 days. I feel dizziness and nausea. It is pregnancy or not. Bleeding is possible in pregnancy time.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
My periods missed 7 days. I got periods after 7 days. I feel dizziness and nausea. It is pregnancy or not. Bleeding i...
At times you may have bleeding in early pregnancy, if you have any doubt do your urine pregnancy test.
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I'm 25 years old girl. Married in 2 year back. Not conceive get in pregnant. So we are worried. All test are normal HSG normal, both hormonal tests are normal. how can i get pregnacy? Please give me any information.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Jodhpur
I'm 25 years old girl. Married in 2 year back. Not conceive get in pregnant. So we are worried. All test are normal
H...
Pregnancy depends on many things starting from doing sex In right days. 10-16 days from period start date are best days for conceiving. Apart from this it also depends on other things like thyroid problem, irregular periods and other complications in women's. If everything is fine then sperm quality of men which also impacts needs to checked. Consult for further education on how pregnancy happens and ways to improve the chances.
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She is pregnant from 2 months she has also take a medicine 75 mg of thyroid what's your suggestions at this stages.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
She is pregnant from 2 months she has also take a medicine 75 mg of thyroid what's your suggestions at this stages.
It is absolutely alright to continue thyroid medication during pregnancy. In fact it may be hazardous to stop it, abortions, growth retardation, mental defects may occur with the baby. But three monthly thyroid test assays are to be done to see whether there is a tight control or note. The dosage needs titration during pregnancy.
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I didn't had intercourse but to exclude even the slightest possibility of pregnancy I took a pill in 24 hrs of that act. Its the 2 and time in 3 months. I am on anti tuberculosis drug medication since Jan. Is this harmful for me?

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, DNB - Pulmonary Medicine, MD - Internal Medicine, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD)
Pulmonologist, Delhi
I didn't had intercourse but to exclude even the slightest possibility of pregnancy I took a pill in 24 hrs of that a...
Pregnancy is not harmful. One can continue ATT in pregnancy even. Pills become less protective with ATT as rifampin induced liver enzymes and hastens metabolism of OCs. After initial intensive phase you are on less medication which is safe too. No harm in having sex and pregnancy.
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Hii sir /madam. Me and my gf had unprotected sex on 28th oct. On the next day (29th oct) she took a pill (with in 24 hrs). Plzz tell me sir/ madam there is any chances of get pregnancy?. And one more thing is her last period time was 7th oct. Plzz tell me sir/ madam.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Hii sir /madam. Me and my gf had unprotected sex on 28th oct. On the next day (29th oct) she took a pill (with in 24 ...
There is nothing which is 100 % under the sun so small chance of failure cant be denied. But succeeds most of the time. Look for missed period.
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