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Dr. Devakanthan

General Physician, Chennai

Dr. Devakanthan General Physician, Chennai
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Dr. Devakanthan is a renowned General Physician in Mylapore, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Dr. Devakanthan@St.Isabel's Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Devakanthan on Lybrate.com.

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The daily energy boost one gets either with eggs, chicken or tea & coffee should be wasted in masturbation or should be wasted in exercise and how many times a week masturbation is good.

BHMS
Homeopath,
The daily energy boost one gets either with eggs, chicken or tea & coffee should be wasted in masturbation or should ...
Dear lybrate user, sperm cells are being continuously produced inside human testis. A single sperm cell needs about 4 months to mature before being ejaculated. Masturbating ejaculates many mature as well as immature sperm & results in the temporary deficit of sperm count. This loss of sperm results in the increased production of sperm. A sperm is mainly made up of protein. An increased production of sperm count needs a steady supply of protein. This supply of protein is met from the amount of protein we intake daily. Over masturbation increases the rate of production of sperm to such extent that the demand for protein cannot be fulfilled naturally & it often results in breakdown of protein from muscle tissues. This breakdown of muscle tissues is externally manifested as fatigue, weakness etc. Addiction to masturbation denotes that you are continuously indulged in sexual thoughts. This type of thoughts is common in people who live a sedentary life. If you really have a sedentary life-style you should get yourself out from it immediately. Socialize yourself. Do some physical exercise daily. Drink a lots of water. Create a routine of your daily schedule & maintain it. Stop watching porn in case you have developed a habit of watching it also you can take homoeopathic mother tincture origanum q, 10 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. This medicine will help to control your excessive sexual desire. However, you can masturbate for twice in a week. In order to minimise the after-effects of over-masturbation you can take homoeopathic cinchona officinalis 30 or china 30, 5 drops, thrice daily in empty stomach. This medicine will help to fight the seminal debility caused by the sexual exertion created by over-masturbation.
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I'm having abdominal pain since 2-3 days. Nausea too. Cannot eat anything. Sensitive to smell. Had mild fever for the first day. Headache too.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I'm having abdominal pain since 2-3 days. Nausea too. Cannot eat anything. Sensitive to smell. Had mild fever for the...
1. Fever with vomiting sensation and pain abdomen needs to be properly evaluated to exclude appendicitis 2. I advice you to get yourself examined by physician and if required take usg abdomen to rule out appendicitis. 3. Follow the advice and treatment accordingly.
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Does excessive masturbation lead to low sperm count? I have been masturbating over 10 years now. Will it affect my fertility?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Does excessive masturbation lead to low sperm count? I have been masturbating over 10 years now. Will it affect my fe...
1.Masturbation is a normal way of relieving sexual tension. 2.It is, not harmful if done in moderation, preferably 2-3 times a week. 3.Excess indulgence may cause physical problem like weakness, tiredness, loss of memory, lack of energy, lack of concentration, behavioural disorder, stress, depression, and sexual problem like erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, testicular pain, decrease sperm count. Etc 4.Consult sexologist for further advice.
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I am 20 years old boy. My penis is too small and its stitch not removed. Please help.

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
I am 20 years old boy. My penis is too small and its stitch not removed. Please help.
Before starting with this particular method, make sure that you?re already at least semi-erect (between 1/2 and 3/4 of your erection power). If you do this technique in flaccid state you will achieve no gains while doing this with complete boner will result in some tissue and nerve damage! ? Lubricate yourself a lot. ? With your right hand form an OK sign and grasp the base of your little buddy. ? Then ?massage? your phallus by pulling your right hand slowly outwards from your base up to its head (pay attention to not jelq your glans as you may lose sensation in it). ? Then switch your hands and repeat these steps. The benefit of doing this is that you?re trapping and pushing blood from your base to the glans and in that way enlarging its whole size. ? You can repeat it as much as you please but I would not go into extreme and recommend to stop as soon as you start to feel any discomfort. ? Oil vigourex oil for external application of penis and sinovex herbal oil both mix and apply 2 times a day? My advice: From beginning consider a lower number of repetitions and then gradually try to increase the amount in one session.
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I was having a habit of masturbation twice or thrice in a week since the age of 12. But when the doctors on Lybrate told the side effects of it I have stopped it. But on 7th day after stopping masturbation I had a night fall. I m very worried about it as in daytime I can control on myself but what about night. please do suggest me what should I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I was having a habit of masturbation twice or thrice in a week since the age of 12. But when the doctors on Lybrate t...
1.Masturbation is a normal way of relieving sexual tension. 2.It is, not harmful if done in moderation, preferably 2-3 times a week. 3.Excess indulgence may cause physical problem like weakness, tiredness, loss of memory, lack of energy, lack of concentration, loss of facial glow and sexual problem.. 4.Consult sexologist for further advice
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My brother is having sound problem in his left ear, we had consulted many doctors they are saying that he's having nerve problem?

B H M S, MD
Homeopath, Thrissur
My brother is having sound problem in his left ear, we had consulted many doctors they are saying that he's having ne...
He has to undergo audiogram test which determines his deafness. Take the opinion of ent specialist and then the treatment modalities can be discussed and decided.
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My wife diagnosed with lichen planus. She is being medicated for various skin specialist but there is not any relief yet. In summer lot of skin itching takes place in leg and under arm. There is now mark for itching. Pl suggest permanent solution.

MBBS, Diploma in Cardiac Emergencies in General Practice
General Physician,
My wife diagnosed with lichen planus. She is being medicated for various skin specialist but there is not any relief ...
There is no quick cure for lichen planus. However, it is likely to clear in time. Treatment aims to relieve itching and improve the appearance of the rash until it goes away. No treatment - is an option if symptoms are mild. Antihistamine medicines - may help to ease the itch. An antihistamine that makes you sleepy, taken at bedtime, may help you to sleep if the itch keeps you awake at night. Emollients - are often also given to provide moisture to your skin. These can also help to reduce the itching. A steroid cream or ointment - is commonly advised. Steroids reduce inflammation. The effect of steroid creams and ointments is variable. They work in many cases to ease itch but may not actually clear the rash. Steroid pastes or mouth washes - may help to ease painful mouth ulcers. A course of steroid tablets - may be advised if lichen planus is severe. This may clear, or greatly reduce, the rash. Steroid tablets taken for longer than a few weeks are not usually advised due to possible side-effects. Therefore, the rash may reappear after the tablets are stopped. However, a course of steroid tablets may help to tide you over a particularly bad spell. Immune modulators - such as imiquimod and levamisole may be advised by a specialist if lichen planus is severe. These work with the body's immune system to help fight damage to the skin. Skin irritation, headache, nausea and tiredness can be side-effects. Puva - this is a special light therapy that may be advised by a skin specialist if you have extensive and severe lichen plants. Laser treatment - low-dose lasers are sometimes used to treat lichen planus in the mouth. In general outlook is good as it is most of the times self limiting and goes away with time in around 6 months to 2 years.
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I am a diabetic patient , I got fever from 10 th onwards , Presently my BP is 117/75 and sugar level is 142 pre - I used phenylephrine Hydrochloride ,paracetamol tab (2/day) for 2 days - and Benadryl Dr. syrul - Presently it is in decreasing order - please suggest good medicine for fast relief cough is not stopped.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am a diabetic patient , I got fever from 10 th onwards , Presently my BP is 117/75 and sugar level is 142 pre - I u...
Consume lots of fruits and vegetables & drink lots of fluids. Take steam inhalation regularly & take a B complex like Becosules-Z twice a day. It will all help you.
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I have very bad stomach ache. I am suffering the stock last few years. Please suggest me what school I do?

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I have very bad stomach ache. I am suffering the stock last few years. Please suggest me what school I do?
Hi pls specify the stomach ache as it is a complicated symptom and it may due to gastritis, constipation, gastric ulcer, ulcerative colitis, gall bladder stone (cholilithiyasis), kidney stones, etc and as such regarding constipation follow below things 1) drink plenty of water 2) eat plenty of leafy vegetables 3) daily drink a cup of warmmilk during bedtime 4) avoid spicy oily foods 5) avoid frequent eating habbit.
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Dear Sir, I am facing a really bad kind of headache which normally starts in the evening. And at that time my pulses gets tight. Please suggest.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
Dear Sir,
I am facing a really bad kind of headache which normally starts in the evening. And at that time my pulses ...
take crocin pain relief one sos. Check your BP.Check your eye sight. take rest and proper sleep. avoid anxiety and stress. consult if not ok.
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I want to increase my penis size? And stamina too what can I do for that can you pls tell me?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I want to increase my penis size?
And stamina too what can I do for that can you pls tell me?
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. You can try these sexual stamina-boosting tips to prolong your pleasure and keep your partner smiling. These should surely work to improve your sexual stamina and improve sperm health. 1. Free your mind from all sexual expectations. 2. Use penile lubricants 3. Start with foreplay. Foreplay is a must to improve your stamina. 4. Have sex more often. But don't worry about the performance 5. Pelvic muscle exercises help long way. 6. Try weight sit ups and squats. 7. Bench press also helps. 8. Kegal exercises strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. 9. Stay active and you will have good stamina. 10. Avoid alcohol, cigarettes or any substances. 11. Include protein rich food supplements 12. Reduce weight 13. Avoid over eating before sex. 14. Eat a balanced nutritious diet. 15. Avoid stress, anxiety. 16. Sleep well Take care.
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Please I need a resolution to it, I always get nightmare. I work in night shifts and nightmare consists of as m running. I see babies. I see people cutting throat, I see someone killing me. I see someone suiciding. I see myself in jungle. M too upset with this please help me its on daily basis whether m sleeping at night or morning or day.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Please I need a resolution to it, I always get nightmare. I work in night shifts and nightmare consists of as m runni...
Dear lybrate-user, Are you screaming or kicking or walking or waking up during the nightmares? If not, they are just dreams. Does not need any major treatment. In shift workers, the circadian rhythm gets disturbed. The sleep wake cycle is also disturbed. So you may be waking up during dream stage of sleep. That is why, you remember the dream and worry about them. Try and find a day shift job. Or try to go to bed at the same time on all days whether week day or week end. Sleep during the day, in a dark room or eyes covered by a cloth. If it bothers your day time activities, please consult a psychiatrist. She/he may prescribe a tablet called Melatonin, a circadian rhythm hormone.
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Dear sir I want to know about to know about viral infections ,how may I protect from these infections.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Dear sir
I want to know about to know about viral infections ,how may I protect from these infections.
Sir, Viral infections are contagious. Avoid all living organisms infected with viruses. Improve your immunity. Contact me for any clarification through Lybrate either by chat or audio call.
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Tips for Better Control Over Premature Ejaculation

PG Dip (Sexual & Relationship Therapy), MRCPsych, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Sexologist, Bangalore
Tips for Better Control Over Premature Ejaculation

A number of problems when contracted can affect your life and the life of your partner, especially problems which are related to your physical relationship. Premature ejaculation is one such problem and it refers to the inability to retain the erection until the end of the intercourse and usually happens when the male ends up ejaculating sooner than planned or immediately upon penetration. Premature ejaculation is a condition that many men suffer due to the advancement of age as well as low pelvic strength and other ailments. Also, it can be caused due to stress and panic regarding one's performance. Whatever be the cause, it is an embarrassing situation that calls for help if it persists for too long. Here are a few tips to ensure that you gain better control over premature ejaculation.

  1. Deep breathing Exercise: Sometimes, too much of excitement can lead to a variety of problems including premature ejaculation. If this becomes a normal occurrence, you can try practicing deep breathing during the act of sex to calm yourself down and slow down the frenzy so that you are more attuned to your surroundings and partner rather than yourself and the panic you may be feeling. Taking deep and slow gulps of air can ensure that you focus on the act rather than getting caught up in the excitement.
  2. Medications: there are broadly two kinds of medical treatments - local application anaesthetic gels that numb the area around the tip of penis and tablets that prolong ejaculation time. One needs to consult a sexologist, psychiatrist or a urologist to know more about them.
  3. Stop and Start: This is a method that many sexologists recommend. The stop and start method is one that will have to be practiced individually so that you are able to retain more control over your ejaculation when you are with your partner. Basically, in this method, you are required to start the process of masturbation and stop just short of ejaculation. After doing this several times and on a regular basis, you will find that your brain reacts in the same way when you are having intercourse, which will delay the ejaculation to a normal period.
  4. Kegel: If you thought that kegel exercises are only for women, then you need to think again. Premature ejaculation also signifies low pelvic strength for many cases and you would do well to invest time in a few exercises like the kegel, which will build up your pelvic strength so that you are able to control premature ejaculation in a better way.

Persistent problems that are not fixed with these methods should be addressed with a visit to a doctor.

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I am suffering from constipation since long back. When this happens I suffered from severe headache which sometimes last next day also. I am very weak too. Please suggest.?

MD Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am suffering from constipation since long back. When this happens I suffered from severe headache which sometimes l...
Have you got any lab investigations like hemoglobin, blood sugar done. If not it would be good to get a hemoglobin and fasting and 2 hrs post prandial blood sugars done. Sometimes weakness could be first sign of diabetes.
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How can I prevent myself from dengue instead of in my locality their are lots of garbage and rubbish spread everywhere?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
How can I prevent myself from dengue instead of in my locality their are lots of garbage and rubbish spread everywhere?
Use mosquito net, mosquito repellent, spray insecticide around house,clear garbage and wild vegetation around your house, wear full sleeve shirt in the evening,discard empty container to prevent water collection and mosquito breeding
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I am feeling kind of exhausted and sleepy by doing very less physical work, but I do study for 3-4 hours per day. please tell me how to increase my stamina ?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am feeling kind of exhausted and sleepy by doing very less physical work, but I do study for 3-4 hours per day. ple...
Hello, I am giving you health tips 1. Take nutritious diet 2. regular physical exercise 3. Meditation and yoga practice 4. good sleep 5. limit toxin exposure 6. say no to addiction 7. Make good social circle
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I seem to be having headaches while using the Computer or while reading a book but I don't seem to be stressing my eye to clearly see the target.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I seem to be having headaches while using the Computer or while reading a book but I don't seem to be stressing my ey...
Few things related to headache so that we can plan the treatment accordingly - if pain is associated with blurred or decreased vision than check your eye sight for refractive error - if the pain is associated with cold and fever than we have to rule out sinusitis as the cause and if the pain is pulsatile in nature and with a throbbing pain usually with an aura than we have to rule out migrane as the cause - if the pain is associated with neck problems than we have to rule out cervical spondylosis as the cause - if the pain is associated with either low or high bp or due to hyperacidity than we have to treat the cause after examination.
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I consume a small quantity of jaggery every day. Is it harmful for my health or is it is okay? Can it cause sugar problems?

CDIABT, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I consume a small quantity of jaggery every day. Is it harmful for my health or is it is okay? Can it cause sugar pro...
For normal person, its okay to consume small quantity of jaggery every day. But if have any risk factors of developing diabetes than you should check your blood sugar regularly.
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I am a 24 years old male and I have got a skin allergy on my private areas. The skin has changed colour and texture. What should I do?

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Visakhapatnam
I am a 24 years old male and I have got a skin allergy on my private areas. The skin has changed colour and texture. ...
It's fungal infection it spreads to other areas also have to use a course of tablets and creams for that to heal completely and permanently improve personal hygiene bath twice daily wear fresh cloths after bath reduce inner wear to increase ventilation to that area change towel frequently use seperate antifungal soap use cotton pants rather than jeans.
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