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Dr. Gowri Shankar

General Physician, Chennai

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Dr. Gowri Shankar General Physician, Chennai
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Dr. Gowri Shankar is a popular General Physician in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. She is currently practising at Dr. U. Mohan Rao Memorial Hospital in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Gowri Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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I have ringworms on my face and legs from past week .I take the medicines listed below. But I can't see any change. The only thing that happened is the ringworms got dried up. I want you prescribe me better and effective medicines or methods ,which will results in prevention of those ringworms. Thanyou.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Hello, it might be chronic fungal infection. We need to assess further for proper diagnosis. Contact us on private chat for proper management.
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My wife aged 56 is suffering from allergic coughing since long .Advise for the treatment.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Dear lybrateuser, - She should avoid dust in & out of house, smoke, perfumes, sprays - try to find the trigger ( allergen) & avoid it - avoid all cold fluids, have more of warm tea, coffee, milk, soup - mix 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder in a cup of milk & have it twice a day - take tablet levocetrizine, 10 mg, 1 tablet daily in the evening - do warm salt water gargles three times a day - avoid spicy, fried & junk food - have 7-8 glasses of water for proper hydration - have a teaspoon of honey with warm water daily in the morning - have a well balanced diet with more of fruits & vegetables, whole grains & protein foods to boost your immunity - get absolute eosinophilic count, blood CBC & x- ray chest done to rule out any other problem
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Hi doctor, Last few days I am suffering for my ears problem, I can, t hear properly pls tell me what to do?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hi doctor,
Last few days I am suffering for my ears problem, I can, t hear properly pls tell me what to do?
let me know if are having symptoms like Ear discharge/ hearing Problem etc. 3. History of water entry in ear? 4. h/o any ear trauma? Kindly follow advises given below 1.do not pore anything in ear 2.avoid water entry 3.As you need internal examination of ear by Otoscope so kindly consult ENT surgeon
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I masturbate 5 times a week. I have a habit of this. So give me suggestions to cure upon this. I am not a married.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I masturbate 5 times a week. I have a habit of this. So give me suggestions to cure upon this. I am not a married.
Dear lybrate user, sperm cells are being continously 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 continously 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. Also I would like to advise you to conduct your semen analysis test. It will reveal the abnormalities in your semen if you really have any. If you find any abnormality in your semen analysis report then revert.
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Sir, my grandfather has several illnesses, and other doctors told me that it is not curable. Im mot certain what the diseases are, but im going to describe some conditions about him. My grandfather is unable to move properly and always lies on the bed. He can barely walk. His speech is very slurred and needs extra effort to speak clearly. It has gotten to the point where we are unable to understand him. He also remains always idle. He never moves and stares at the ceiling. He also had alzheimer before showing these conditions, where he sometimes forgot smaller details spoken to him. He now never speaks, does not react to our voices, and other external stimuli. Could you please tell me what is going on? Thank you.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
Sir,
my grandfather has several illnesses, and other doctors told me that it is not curable. Im mot certain what the ...
Hi, I think your granfather is old enough to have such problem. Actually, as you told he is not able to speak or react and even move, he has become tired of speaking, coz he is clear enough that whatever he speaks others want understand and react, but I think he can definitely see others around him so please if he knows to read then, kindly write in bold letters "your affection towards him "if you really love him. I can understand from the way you have expressed your grandfather's difficulty that you love and care more your grandfather. Do not worry, you are still young to understand what exactly happened to him. Each and everyone as we Grow older and older, our organs function slowly decreases and then finally stops functioning then, that is the end, but some stay healthy for long, the reason is some are strong, some are weak, some are hereditary problem, some are not. Many reasons matter, what to do we are not God to do some magic right. But at this time, I want you to express your love to your dear grandfather through actions, Do take care of him as long as possible, he will feel the comfort and warmth definitely from you all that is the happiness you can give him. Take Care. With regards,
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My sgot levels have increased and I also suffer from stomach ache. What should I do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You may have acute hepatitis. Check your full lft and send me the reports privately, a usg abdomen also will be helpful.
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My dad is paralyzed he is a diabetic patient nd has a blood sugar, pressure he is at bed the right side is paralyzed For strength in the body and paralyzed leg suggest some food so that we can serve?

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
My dad is paralyzed he is a diabetic patient nd has a blood sugar, pressure he is at bed the right side is paralyzed
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1. Make wise food choices. 2. Limit sweets. 3. Eat less fat. 4. Eat plenty of whole grain foods, fruits, and vegetables. 5. Eat often. 6. Carefully control your intake of carbohydrates. 7. Eat a set amount of food. 8. Stick to regular meal times. 9. Avoid temptation.
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I am preparing for my CA Exam (Chartered accounts) I am sleeping only 3 hours per day. Is it effects my health?

MBBS
General Physician, Allahabad
I am preparing for my CA Exam (Chartered accounts) I am sleeping only 3 hours per day. Is it effects my health?
Certainly it will affect your health. Change your schedule of studying so that you can get 5 hours of sleep it will give you peace of mind and will give you proper grasping of what you study as well as no bad effect to your health.
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My father is a 62 year old male who got the following results. Fasting blood sugar - 105, PP - 132, total cholesterol 160, urea 28, creatinine 1.2, uric acid 5.6. Please tell whether these levels are normal for his age? Any diet to be followed? I am concerned about prediabetes and urea and creatinine level? Please advice.

MBBS, MD
Endocrinologist, Delhi
My father is a 62 year old male who got the following results. Fasting blood sugar - 105, PP - 132, total cholesterol...
Only fasting blood sugar is mildly high. Normally it should be below 100, Do not worry ask him to avoid excess of sweats. And do some regukar exercise and walking. Get his blood sugar fasting and pp after 1 month. And if high consult aPhysician.
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My daughter 11 years old, suffering from pox, indication sheen today what are the medicine i should give ?

M B B S, M. D (Internal Medicine)
General Physician, Nellore
Please consult a physician or paediatrician. Do not make self-diagnosis without having knowledge about it. You are not qualified and you might put her life at risk. And by the way, which pox are you talking about?
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I haven't been able to sleep since 2 days and I am having a severe headache, tried multiple home remedies, but didn't work, what to do? Please help me!

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
I haven't been able to sleep since 2 days and I am having a severe headache, tried multiple home remedies, but didn't...
Hi, sleeping problem can be solved with homoeopathic medicines. Take medicines as prescribed and your problem will be solved. Tab tranquil (sbl) 4tabs to be chewed thrice a day 1/2 an hour after meals. Coffea cruda 200 4pills to be taken in the evening at 7 pm, then after dinner and again before sleep. Daily. Revert back for further treatment.
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He is having high sugar mean very high. So how can we control blood sugar. What should i do?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
He is  having  high sugar mean very high. So how can we control blood sugar. What should i do?
If you have diabetes please initiate immediate treatment with appropriate antidiabetic medicine either oral or Insulin injection. Plus also control dietary intake and exercise regularly for over 1 hour a day. Looking at your age it is essentail to find out whether it is T1 or T2 diabetes. Thanks.
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I got swelling in throat and cuts in tongue frequently my ige level is 1700 what to do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I got swelling in throat and cuts in tongue frequently my ige level is 1700 what to do?
Exercise, regular food habit with good interval of time and good sleep are the major life style need to be followed regularly to over come the immune disorder.
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Stomachache from 3 days, thought it will be ok, but still its the same, what to do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Stomachache from 3 days, thought it will be ok, but still its the same, what to do?
For stomach pain take tablet Meftalspas-Ds and Avoid spicy food in your diet and eat only curd rice or khichdi for few days and drink only boiled water
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I am suffering from fever for the last week. I have body pain whenever can you suggest what should be done?

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I am suffering from fever for the last week. I have body pain whenever can you suggest what should be done?
Homeopathy  is ideal for all ages for most of ailments acting a better substitute for antibiotics, anti allergic & other kinds of medicine. Today most common problem especially is cold & cough which is due to lack of IMMUNITY to fight against infections in our surroundings. Homoeopathy acts as a best source of medicine to boost immunity & fight against infections. Homoeopathy also offers treatment in all allergic, acute & long lasting chronic diseases by improving immunity. You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance and permanent cure without any side effects
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Hi. I am facing the problem of pain on my back of the neck from last 3 years. And regularly I am having pain on my neck. And from last 3 weeks I am having pain on my neck which pains so badly. My Dr. Not sure about the problem. Please help me and do let me knew about the problem. It hurts me so badly.

Internal Medicine Specialist, Ajmer
It might be due to regularly keep your neck in one position for long time. Like usually most people keep their head down looking into their mobile phones, if it is so then change your habits and give rest to your neck.
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My niece from last two days she vomit while after feeding so what can I do? Please advise.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My niece from last two days she vomit while after feeding so what can I do? Please advise.
How frequently you vomit? seek prompt medical attention if nausea and vomiting are accompanied by other warning signs, such as: chest pain severe abdominal pain or cramping blurred vision fainting confusion cold, clammy, pale skin high fever and stiff neck fecal material or fecal (foul) odor in the vomit I am a doctor and registered dietitian who will prescribe a customized diet plan and medications to help in nausea. Do reply back for private consultation for a detailed treatment plan including dietary therapy.
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I hav bad habit of masturbation. Can I get out from this habit. Would you like to further suggest me how to.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I hav bad habit of masturbation.
Can I get out from this habit.
Would you like to further suggest me how to.
I advise you to meditate and avoid masturbation. Dedication ,meditation,and medication are the ways to fight with it.Strictly avoiding that triggers which compel you to do masturbation like porn, friends and privacy etc. Doing regular yoga and aerobics will definitely help you. Healthy diet like fresh fruits dry fruits specially dates almonds anjeer etc avoiding fish egg n chieken strictly mutton can be taken.And last not least medicine. For this there are special medicine for this problem which reduces your urge to do masturbation with helping you to regain lost vigour and vitality plus boosting overall health.Homoeopathic treatment takes away the habit of masturbation and remove its bad effects.do not ignore the necessity to consult the qualified homoeopaths to avoid sexual embarrassment at the time of marriage. Consult me for homoepathic treatment without side effects.recommend me by clicking on recommend option and leave feedback..
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Hernia - What You Should Know About It?

FAIS, FIAGES, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Noida
Hernia - What You Should Know About It?

When an organ residing in a cavity such as the abdomen tries to push through the muscular layer it resides in, it is called as hernia. 

Though said to be genetic, hernias can be caused by things such as improper heavy lifting, incorrect posture, or chronic constipation and as a result of surgical complication or injury. Factors like obesity, pregnancy, smoking, chronic lung disease aggravate the severity of the hernia. It is believed that about 27% of all males and 3% of females can have a hernia during their lifetime.

Types of hernias:

  1. Inguinal hernia: The groin is the most common area, where the abdomen pushes through a weak spot in the lower abdominal wall, causing a protrusion into the inguinal canal. This is more common in men than women.
  2. Hiatal hernia: The abdomen has the diaphragm separating it from the thoracic cavity in the upper border. When it pushes through the diaphragm, a hernia is caused and there is almost always associated food reflux in these cases. Though the most common cause is associated old age, due to muscle weakness, there also are cases of congenital hiatal hernias.
  3. Umbilical hernia: The abdomen finds a weak layer along its length and protrudes through the skin on the stomach. Most commonly seen in babies around the bellybutton, it gradually corrects itself on its own. Quiet rare in adults, seen during pregnancy and in chronic obese people.
  4. Incisional: These are post-surgical, and happen when the organ protrudes through the weakened wall due to surgery. The abdomen is again the most common area and the hernia can happen either onto the external surface or internally, when they are called ventral hernias.

These are the most frequent types, though hernia affects other organs like the spine, brain, appendix, etc.

Treatment:

This includes a combination of constant monitoring followed by a decision to do surgical treatment. Hiatal hernias and umbilical hernias can be monitored for a while before deciding on surgery. Inguinal hernias may require surgery earlier in the stage. Post-surgery, a mesh is placed to hold back the tissue in its corrected place. The umbilical hernia in children could be self-limiting. If it does not get auto-corrected in the first year of life, that also would qualify for a surgical treatment. Hernias need to be managed under medical supervision.

Related Tip: "Is It Crucial To Treat Hernia, Surgically?"

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