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Dr. Gitanjali Sharma

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. Gitanjali Sharma is a popular Psychiatrist in Mylapore, Chennai. She is currently practising at Dr.Gitanjali Sharma Clinic in Mylapore, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Gitanjali Sharma on Lybrate.com.

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I am 37 years old. Height 6 feet. Weight 78 kg. I feel pain in my foot in the morning. It gets okay within 30 minutes or so. I also have a feeling that it pains more when I had intercourse at night. My sugar level and bp level are normal. What should I do?

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Your foot is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 tendons. Foot pain has a number of causes that are typically associated with overuse of the bones. You can strain your foot by pounding it on hard surfaces, being overweight, or wearing shoes that do not fit properly. These strains can irritate the foot bones, muscles, or tendons. Rest as much as possible apply ice to the affected part for 10 to 15 minutes twice a day use over-the-counter pain medications. Wear shoes that fit properly wear night splints, a special device that stretches the foot while you sleep use heel cups or shoe inserts to reduce pain. Take an x-ray to determine the cause of your pain, requires detailed questioning so as to ascertain your personality and to treat you symptomatically. Treatment is available, safe and without side effects in biochemic system of medication. Consult me in private.
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I realy smoke bad is there any solution to prevent from breathing problem rather than quitting it.

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
Dear, there are many problems you may have to face while you smoke. Just one among them is bad mouth odor. Please quit smoking. Take care.
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I'm 25 years male having frequent anxiety and heart palpitation frequently. Will it be atrial fibrillation?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I'm 25 years male having frequent anxiety and heart palpitation frequently. Will it be atrial fibrillation?
Get an ECG done at the earliest to relieve any doubts about heart disease. If it turns out to be normal, consult a psychiatrist to help you with your anxiety, if it is overwhelming.
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Can you suggest some easy ways to keep depression under control and get rid of it. And specially what kind of food is beneficial and harmful under these conditions?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Can you suggest some easy ways to keep depression under control and get rid of it. And specially what kind of food is...
The fact is that you must always combine medication with therapy. It is so much better and you would have developed a lot of coping mechanisms by now and may have been able to conduct yourself to the point of even enjoying life to a certain extent. Even now it is not too late, although it might be a little more difficult. Nature and the way we have been made, have fortunately built-in certain structures that let us live close to normal lives, especially up to our teens. After that, if the little signs that there is some problem were not noticed and dealt with, then the issues will come up for the last time seeking a resolution in late adolescence. But for some reason it was not handled well or in time, and therefore this situation where it has now become a permanent negative trait that has to be dealt with more aggressively. Now it is time to seek counseling in tandem with the medication; and you are to keep with the counseling until there is a resolution. Be cooperative and follow all the directives and requirements and you will see a gradual but sure improvement. You must be active and work towards your reformation. Many lifestyle changes need to be made to progress away for the condition. When you are depressed, you will feel lazy though I would like to call it lethargy. There is an inertia and lack of energy to even think, let alone act. You are required to literally do the opposite of what you feel like doing. Depression makes you want to withdraw, lie down, sleep, become lethargic, slow down, make you too lazy to even think etc: exactly like you described. So when I suggested doing the opposite, you will need to fight this disease. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, eat more of proteins and vegetables, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scotching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three things, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Now go out there and just do it: nothing is too late in life. Leave the past and don’t relate to the future too much: the present is where your solutions are and you should stay focused in the here and now, always.
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My colleague is 35 years old and currently he is having anxiety issues. He gets irritated easily and also looks sad and down a lot. He doesn't seem to enjoy activities he liked earlier. He also complains of regular headaches now. I think he has some financial issues. What should be done?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
My colleague is 35 years old and currently he is having anxiety issues. He gets irritated easily and also looks sad a...
He has to seek a psychiatrist helped. He may be having both depression and anxiety secondary to external stressors. Which can be addressed very well. All the best.
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I have planter fasitus from past 3 week. I took the sonic brush treatment but though initially the pain was reduced but still now and then the pain remains. Though some time the pain is bearable but some time not. Kindly suggest how to cure it. Also do's and don'ts. Also should I avoid certain type of foods?

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM, Fellowship in palliative medicine, certificate in interventional pain management
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
I have planter fasitus from past 3 week. I took the sonic brush treatment but though initially the pain was reduced b...
For plantar fascitis treatment mostly is conservative and lifestyle modifications to achieve maximum functionality with minimum pain. Follow these lifestyle changes religiously to get benefit. 1. Reduce body weight as obesity will aggravate the stress on heel. 2. Avoid exercises like running / walking on hard surfaces. Stop such activities when you start developing pain. 3. Roll your feet on bottle of cold water for 20 mins 4 times a day or can apply ice pack. 4. Use shoes with silicone sole inserts. 5. Do calf muscle and heel stretches daily. 6. Avoid prolonged standing or sitting. 7. Use night splint to keep foot flexed at night. Stop using it once pain is relieved. 8. Use analgesics like Ibuprofen for decreasing pain and inflammation. With proper lifestyle changes as above 90 % patients have relief and functionality. Only 10% patients would require surgical intervention like plantar fascia release or gastrocnemius recession. For further queries consult again.
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Dear Sir, Good Morning, I am Vineet from Delhi. My wife is suffering from Depression. Actually in the year of 2012 I became father of son. But when he give birth we know from doctor that his food pipe not develop and also some deficiency in wind pipe so my wife feel shock and from that day she is in depression. She thinks deeply when she is alone. Please help me how to reduce or overcome from this situation.

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ghaziabad
Dear Sir,
Good Morning,
I am Vineet from Delhi. My wife is suffering from Depression. Actually in the year of 2012 I ...
I can understand what you as parents have gone through. Sometimes life's stresses precipitate an episode of depression. But its treatable and with some medications and counselling she will be able to cope with her situation in a much better way. Also it will be helpful to you as a family. Please seek help from psychiatrist as if left untreated depression can cause a lot of distress and problems.
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I feel very depressed when I get up in the morning .I have lost interest in life. Can't eat well too. I am a high BP patient on medication since last 9 years. This problem started recently.

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist,
I feel very depressed when I get up in the morning .I have lost interest in life. Can't eat well too. I am a high BP ...
You need to visit a physician for health check. You practice all that is taught daily on astha channel 5.00 to 7.30 am. Very very effective- esp anulom-vilom and bramri and udgit. You will get miraculous results for free and without adverse effects of allopathic medicines and will gain good physical and mental health, increase in your stamina, good concentration, improved memory, etc. It is excellent to drive depression, negative thinking out of your system. Not necessary, you have to be present in front of your tv at 5 am. Begin by switching on your tv just whatever time you get up and start practicing as being taught. Gradually when you regulate your sleeping time, you will be able to get up next morning at 5 and will be able to do complete workout. Best of luck for good health and happiness.
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I am 18 years old male and I have been suffering from stress disease which is due to carrier section and family problem sometime I feel to suicide but I do not have guts what should I do?

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
I am 18 years old male and I have been suffering from stress disease which is due to carrier section and family probl...
As you think suicide is not the right decision for your stress. You will can be free after it but what about your parents & family. You must have to consult a psychologist near your approach. They will surely help you to come out of it. Think positive & be calm at this time. Do some breathing exercise when you feel excess stress. & remember don't harm yourself it will harm full to your family too.
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I'm 52. I feel usually.- drowsiness, weakness, depression, vertigo, chronic amoebic colitis, bronchial allergy, bronchitis, uti, prostat problem, minor headache etc, Please advise.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
A therapeutic diet in itself can solve many of your problems. Dietary therapy prescribed by a registered dietitian is needed, reply back for private consultation.
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Hi, I'm 22 years old, male. For the last 1 year, I have started losing my hair continuously from the front portion of my forehead. I have a bad habit of thinking a lot & staying tense most of the times. It has greatly affected my personality. What should I do to stop it from getting worse? What are the possible reasons behind it? Can I gain it back naturally?

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Hi, I'm 22 years old, male. For the last 1 year, I have started losing my hair continuously from the front portion of...
It is normal to lose about 30-80 strands of hair in a day. The common reasons behind hair fall are lack of essential nutrients in the body, improper and unhealthy dietary habits, hormonal imbalance, certain medications, dandruff, alopecia and other scalp disorders, stress and tension etc. Natural oils such as coconut, olive, jojoba, almond etc. Can be used to massage the scalp for countering hair fall. Gently massage the scalp prior to head bath twice a week. Also check hemoglobin for anaemia and thyroid status with serum tsh. Have more proteins and trace minerals like copper, zinc, selenium in diet. Start taking a hair nutrition supplement. Keep stress away with regular exercise, yoga, meditation. Get the underlying scalp condition like dandruff treated.
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Epilepsy - Are You Aware Of These Facts?

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine
Neurologist, Ahmedabad
Epilepsy - Are You Aware Of These Facts?

Epilepsy is a neurological disease which is characterised by recurring epileptic seizures. These seizures can be brief or can persist for prolonged periods. Vigorous episodes which last long can result in physical injuries such as broken bones. Mention that 6th February is International epilepsy day.

Causes of Epilepsy
The cause of this condition isn’t very evident; however, most medical practitioners attribute epileptic seizures to brain injury, tumours, infections in the brain or birth defects. Some doctors believe that epilepsy is caused due to genetic mutations and is an outcome of abnormal activity of cells in the brain. Other causes for this condition can be alcohol or narcotics withdrawal and electrolyte problems.

Symptoms

  1. Repeated seizures
  2. Impaired memory
  3. Bouts of fainting
  4. Short spans of blackout
  5. Sudden bouts of blinking and chewing
  6. Panic
  7. Inappropriate repetitive movements

Types of Seizures
A seizure, also known as fit, is usually a brief episode characterised by uncontrollable jerking movement and loss of awareness due to abnormal neuronal activity in your brain. A collective occurrence of these seizures causes epilepsy.

There are three types of seizures an epileptic person usually encounters.

  1. Idiopathic: This kind of seizure has no apparent cause
  2. Cryptogenic: The doctors believe that there is a cause for the seizure but cannot detect it
  3. Symptomatic: These seizures occur due to a reason.

Treatments

  1. Medication: Medication is the most common treatment in case of epilepsy. Drugs taken on a regular basis can stop the seizure partially. But in very severe cases, they seem to have no effect at all.
  2. Surgery: For symptomatic seizures which are caused due to abnormal brain function, surgery can be a way to get rid of seizures. In some minor cases, nerve stimulation in the brain and special diets can be prescribed to control the epileptic seizures.

Five facts about epilepsy you need to know:

  • Epilepsy is not psychosis or madness and can be treated easily 
  • Popular celebraties with epilepsy include Aristotle, Alfred Nobel, Alexander the great, Sir Isaacs Newton, Martin Luther and Julius Caesar etc. 
  • Woman with epilepsy can have a normal pregnancy 
  • Newer medicines for epilepsy are effective and very safe 
  • Surgery can cure epilepsy in some patients. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Neurologist.
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I do not know but I feel lonely. And I just over think a lot. I am loosing my zest for studies or any work. Its just my brain is puzzled! Please advice me . What should i do ?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chandigarh
I do not know but I feel lonely. And I just over think a lot. I am loosing my zest for studies or any work. Its just ...
If you are feeling lonely then you should make friends or you can spend time reading books or with your hobby.
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I am suffering with ptstd, depression,agoraphobia, panic attacks from past 7 months. I am getting fear that I may become mad or going to die or going to faint. I have social anxiety also. I am stick into my room past 7 months. I do not even interested to go out and work. I am 23 years. I am getting inner voices i. Head. Feeling like my head is going to burst. I also getting tingling on lips, head and also face numb. please help me please I beg u.i want to live happily but this mental illness making me a fool in public and also I am getting abuses from my parents that I am not concentrating on anything. They are saying that I do not have amy mind and also that I am unfit for any business. please help please I went to psychologist and he prescribed me medicines. But they giving me sleep and tiredness. My pare. Ts not taking me to psycartists and saying that you are looking healthy. They can not understand my mental illness. I can not feel my hands and legs looks like living in someones body. Todays morning I felt I am going faint and my blood pressure down I think. I have taken 10 mg of tryptomer for the first time is that causes me that feelings.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am suffering with ptstd, depression,agoraphobia, panic attacks from past 7 months. I am getting fear that I may bec...
Dear lybrate-user, You know your have many problems needing treatment. If your parents don't understand and take you to psychiatrist, you should go on your own. After all you need treatment. You can go to any government hospital or medical college hospital in your place and take treatment, if you can not pay. Once you are treated, your parents will know what you are. I don't think 10 mg tryptomer alone will help you. You may need more dose or change of medicines. Please consult the psychiatrist again. I can not say whether the feeling of fainting is due to tryptomer or due to your panic attack. I need more details to decide.
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I am 40 years old my memory not proper because of I forget before few days events.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine BACOPPA MONNERI ( Wilmar Schwabe India) Chew 2 tab twice daily BREN-UP ( ALLEN ) Drink 2 spoon 3 times daily Bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes Report after 30 days
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Sir / mam I am having a problem of repeating same activities like some small movement some words or some lines of songs repeatldy as negative thoughts . Having a fear for future . Taking stress repeatedly. please tell how to cure .

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
Sir / mam I am having a problem of repeating same activities like some small movement some words or some lines of son...
Dear lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. Repetition of some activities till getting satisfied is not a mental disorder. For example, people check the door lock repeatedly, check the switches, check the doors of cars repeatedly etc. These are considered normal activities. If you have something more than this, and if the repetition manifests tension or anxiety within you, then it could be obsessive compulsive disorder.
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Hello, my whole body aching should I do? Please help me! Thank you I am from west bengal India.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hello, my whole body aching should I do?
Please help me!
Thank you
I am from west bengal
India.
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Eat nutritious food and have adequate fluid intake and take physical rest
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My son 10 years old is undergoing counselling for his hyperactive behavior. Is it good for him

MBBS, MD - NEUROPSYCHIATRY
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
My son 10 years old is undergoing counselling for his hyperactive behavior. Is it good for him
Along with counselling you may consider medication also. Now a days ADHD medications are very effective if given under supervision.
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