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Dr. Cynthia Alexande

Gynaecologist, Chennai

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Dr. Cynthia Alexande is a popular Gynaecologist in Ambattur, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Cynthia Alexande at Teja Hospital in Ambattur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Cynthia Alexande on Lybrate.com.

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Msc- food and nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
Cabbage is one veggie that is known to burn body fat effectively.

Make sure that you eat a bowl of raw cabbage everyday before your lunch to burn fat.

If I go to a ultrasound clinic and told him to do lower abdomen ultrasound only for abdomen pain .And if I am 2 month pregnant is my pregnancy is visible in this ultrasound. And radiologist will get to know about pregnancy.

MBBS, DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
If I go to a ultrasound clinic and told him to do lower abdomen ultrasound only for abdomen pain .And if I am 2 month...
Yes in complete abdominal scan uterus is usually visualised. Radiologist can confirm if you r pregnant.
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I am 27 week pregnant now, Dr. said that amniotic fluid is lower level so please please advice me some remedies to increase it and I was drinking water juices water content fruits as well but there is no increase.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I am 27 week pregnant now, Dr. said that amniotic fluid is lower level so please please advice me some remedies to in...
You should take a protein rich diet ,drink beet root juice ,do regular exercise like walking, Take argippreg sachet daily. Rest follow your doctor's advice and go for regular checkups.
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Spine Injections

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, DNB - Orthopedics
Orthopedist, Chennai
Spine Injections

Unique problem in dealing with age related spinal disorders is that degenerative changes (age related wear and tear) are very common and can exist without causing pain, while at the same time, some of them can be the cause of significant pain and disability in some patients.

  • These changes can exist in multiple levels in the spine making it difficult to identify clinically, despite a thorough clinical examination, the exact level or structure that is the main cause of the spinal pain. The fact that they can exist without causing pain in many people compounds the situation. So, seeing an x-ray or mri of the spine is not enough to exactly identify the pain generator in the spine.
  • In situations where there is spinal pain and there are multiple level degenerative changes seen on the mri, spinal injections are used as a test to temporarily block the pain from some structures in order to help identify the most likely cause of pain and help deciding further treatment plan accordingly.
  • These injections are also used as treatmentof spinal pain (back/neck pain, sciatica) caused by a specific structural problem for relieving pain, while we wait for the problem to settle down naturally; and in those who are not responding to medication and physiotherapy. Another situation where injections are used is in patients who need surgery but cannot be operated for other reasons or want to postpone the surgery temporarily.
  • Typically the injections are done under local anaesthesia, with the patient lying in an operation theatre with x-ray facility or in a ct scan console to help pass the needle to the exact desired location in the spine. A local anaesthetic alone or in combination with a steroid medication is injected. The target location may be the facet joints, si joints, disc or a near the nerve root.
  • Many spine surgeons use these injections as a tool to help in accurate diagnosis as well as treatment of spinal pain world over.
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I am 22 years old and my girlfriend is 20 years old last week she was having periods nd they end yesterday but today I had an unprotected sex with her and now i'm afraid tht she may get pregnant can you please help me out.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I am 22 years old and my girlfriend is 20 years old last week she was having periods nd they end yesterday but today ...
She can take emergency pill like I pill. But for future 2 things- if she misses her period then do urine pregnancy test & learn about all family planning methods and use one instead of using emergency pill in future.
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How Depriving Your Body of Sleep Can Harm Your Sexual Health?

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Sexologist, Mumbai
How Depriving Your Body of Sleep Can Harm Your Sexual Health?

Many men claim to get by on 4 to 5 hours of sleep a day, but robbing the body of its required sleep has a number of side effects. The human body requires a minimum of 8 hours of sleep a day. There are two main reasons men don't get enough sleep: intentionally staying awake late at night and sleep disorders, such as insomnia, sleep apnea etc.

Here's how depriving your body of sleep can harm your sexual health:

  1. Less testosterone: The male body produces testosterone while he sleeps. When the body does not get adequate sleep and rest, it produces less testosterone. As the insomnia continues, this situation worsens. This leads to a low sex drive and poor libido.
  2. Low self esteem: Testosterone also influences the way the body stores fat and hence less testosterone can also lead to gynecomastia. This is condition where male bodies develop breasts as a result of an increase in body fat. Lowered testosterone levels in a male body also lead to reduced muscle strength and hence an overall lower sense of well-being.
  3. Erectile dysfunction: Inadequate sleep can result in obstructive sleep apnea. This is linked to the lowered levels of testosterone in the body as patients with sleep apnea do not reach the stage of REM sleep when testosterone is produced. Thus, sleep apnea can lead to erectile dysfunction where a man is unable to get or maintain an erection while having sex.
  4. Low sperm count: Testosterone plays an important role in sperm production. The relation between the two is simple: the higher the testosterone levels; the more the body produces sperm. Thus, if you do not get adequate sleep, your sperm count can be affected leading to infertility.
  5. Sexual misunderstanding: Sleep deprivation can affect your decision making and understanding of the other person's intentions. Thus, if you haven't slept properly, you are more likely to make uncalled for sexual advances and misunderstand your partner's sexual expectations.
  6. Accelerates aging: The body sheds dead cells and grows new cells while it sleeps. Thus, if the body is deprived of adequate sleep, the gaining process is accelerated. Not only does this bring on an early onset of wrinkles but it also lowers your sexual drive. Lowered testosterone may also lead to early balding.
  7. Fatigue: If the body doesn't get its required rest, you start the day feeling tired instead of refreshed. As the day goes on, this tiredness increases and is accompanied by irritability and aggression. When you're in such a bad moon and constantly tired the chances of wanting to be physically intimate with another person decrease. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Sexologist.
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Doctor my 18 year old sister was propose me for sex with her without using condom and said that it will be a secret between us. Should I accept her proposal? Is their any physical or biological harm of sex between brother and sister?

MD - Social & Preventive Medicine / Community Medicine
Epidemiologist, Hyderabad
Sex between brother and sister amounts to 'Incest' an offence punishable by law. It is immoral and highly objectionable. Reject the proposal immediately and counsel your sister.
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Velerian Root

MBBS,CCA,DCA,AASECT,FPA,AAD,F.H.R.SM.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Velerian Root

One of the most irritating symptoms of lyme disease is the drastic effects it has on your sleep patterns. Insomnia and restlessness are commonly reported, which weaken the body and make it more difficult to fend off the infection. Valerian root has been trusted for centuries as a sleep aid, and can deliver the restful sleep your body needs to recharge and repair. It is also an analgesic and stomach aid, so it helps with other common symptoms of the disease as well. Valerian root extract and valerian tea are the most popular and effective ways to consume this powerful herb.

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She is suffering with irregular periods after taking birth control pills from last 2 months, pls help.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
She is suffering with irregular periods after taking birth control pills from last 2 months, pls help.
Homoeopathic treatment PULSATILLA NIG 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops in 1spoon fresh water daily night MENSOAID SYRUP ( BAKSON) Drink 2 sspoons in evening. FERRUM SIP ( SBL) Drink 1 spoon twice daily Things to do 1.Daily intake of atleat 2 fruit from Apple,banaba,pomegranate,papaya,grapes, 2.2 glass milk daily 3.Lots of water daily 4.Have a sound sleep 5.Start taking a good iron supplement
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Breast Health - 6 Mistakes to Avoid

MBBS, DNB - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Breast Health - 6 Mistakes to Avoid

Good breast health is very necessary for a woman to avoid the risks of getting breast diseases, most particularly breast cancer. But there are some common mistakes most women make without knowing that they contribute to the threats of breast diseases. Read on to know which common habits may be bad for your breast health and what lifestyle alterations you can make to avoid them.

1. Not taking requisite care of your breasts with increasing age

The chances of developing diseases like breast cancer increase with age, especially as you enter the 40s and 50s. Most women don't consider their chronological age with requisite seriousness and this can expose them to higher risks of breast diseases. As you hit 40, you should sincerely make it a habit to get regular clinical exams to maintain proper breast health.

2. Not considering an annual mammogram

An x-ray of the breasts is known as a mammogram which is usually performed to detect premature symptoms of breast cancer. Studies reveal that a large number of women do not consider getting an annual mammogram done even after the age of 40. Experts are of the opinion that this can be threatening to your breast health as a delay of even a few months can result in developed and undetected breast cancer symptoms. So, it is recommended that after entering your 40s get a mammogram done after every year.

3. Not keeping track of your weight

According to researchers, women who have bmi (body mass index) more than 25 are considered obese and have greater chances of developing breast diseases in comparison to women having a balanced weight. The risk rises due to increase in the formation of oestrogen caused by the greater number of fat cells. Increased level of oestrogen is responsible for the growth of 'hormone-receptor-positive' type of breast cancer. You should try to eat healthy and regularly monitor your weight to avoid obesity.

4. Avoiding exercise

Avoiding exercise can have adverse effects on your breast health. Studies prove that women who exercise for about 4 to 7 hours every week have lower chances of developing breast diseases. This is due to the fact that regular workout ensures limited blood levels of the hormone 'insulin growth factor' which significantly influences the growth and behaviour of breast cells. So, start exercising from today to stay fit and maintain proper breast health.

5. Drinking too much alcohol

Regular consumption of alcohol increases risks of breast cancer as it causes damage to the DNA in cells. Moreover, it raises levels of oestrogen and other hormones responsible for triggering 'hormone-receptor-positive' breast cancer. You can avoid this risk by keeping your alcohol consumption to moderate levels and reserved for special occasions.

6. Exposing yourself to too many chemicals in the form of cosmetics

Most women use too many cosmetic products containing certain chemicals that increase their chances of developing breast diseases. This happens because often these chemicals tend to disturb the hormonal balance of the body by mimicking or blocking certain hormones. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gynaecologist.

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