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Dr. Gowri Shankar

General Physician, Chennai

250 at clinic
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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Craving for Junk Food in Pregnancy

Panchkula & Delhi
Mother and Child Care, Panchkula
Craving for Junk Food in Pregnancy

Food craving is absolutely normal during pregnancy. Junk food craving is a cause of concern, be it a pizza or a doughnut or any other junk food you can think of.

From the very onset of your pregnancy to delivery, you and your baby are undergoing constant changes. Major ones are:

  • Food cravings
  • Your weight
  • Blood pressure fluctuation
  • Blood sugar levels
  • Mood swings

The following are the Do's and Dont's to ensure that your food cravings are healthy and benefit you and young one!

  1. Absence of Whole Grain: Fibre is a nutrient essential for energy and also helps in smooth bowel movements. The doughnut or pizza base does not have whole fibre even if they claim to, so there are more chances of you having bouts of constipation.
  2. Salt from Mayonnaise and Sauces: Without an extra blob of mayonnaise that Sub sandwich will not taste as good and moreover it has high amount of salt, which is just not friendly to a fluctuating blood pressure, it may also cause swollen feet due to water retention in your body.
  3. Limited Nutrient Quotient: Junk food has very limited meat or vegetables. The major portion of any junk food is the fattening, less nutrient cheese. This will surely affect the nutrient intake of the expecting mother and her baby.
  4. Sugars and Fats: Many expecting mothers have a craving for nibbling chocolates at unearthly hours. Foods high in sugar are known to cause mood swings and irritations. This could shoot up your blood pressure or even include gestational diabetes as a chain reaction.
  5. Expecting Mother to the Baby: By eating all the fast food which is fully loaded with sugar, salt and fat; rest assured it goes directly to the baby. Babies born obese and with other health disorders, tend to develop associated health disorders in their growing years or later on in life.

Tips to Stop Junk Food Cravings?

'You are what you eat' and so is your unborn baby. To make sure both of you get the rightly balanced, healthy, good nutrition, it is very important that you completely avoid fast food during pregnancy. Some tips to tackle junk food cravings:

  1. Clean your Kitchen Stock: Get rid of all junk food in the house and stock it up with healthy snacks – preferably organic. You can opt for baked options, rather than fried. Buying an oven is an excellent idea, so that you can make and eat tasty, healthy and nutritious snacks at home without preservatives and additives.
  2. Snack on Fruits and Nuts: These are so much better than artificially prepared munch bites you get from the local supermarkets. Have fruits and always keep dry fruits handy to fulfil the craving in you. Always eat fruits as soon as you cut them, as they lose their nutrients soon after they are cut.
  3. Photograph Therapy: Put up a nice, huge photograph of a curvy you, prior to pregnancy. The more you eat now, the harder you will have to struggle to get back into shape after delivery hence; this will surely make you strong enough to escape the lure of junk food.

It is important for you to always keep a watch on your pregnancy diet what you eat and want to eat. If you can't, do take the help of a family member or a friend to keep you away from junk food.

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I have cold problem. Every morning when I get up I sneeze very much and in afternoon I become ok. But cold never left me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DIHM
General Physician,
I have cold problem. Every morning when I get up I sneeze very much and in afternoon I become ok. But cold never left...
It might be allergic rhinitis. Get your cbc done. Avoid strong perfumes, strong smelling soaps, deodorants, incense sticks and all sort of dust, smoke and fumes as possible. For time being you may start taking, t. Fix ar (10) once daily after dinner, for a month. Ezicas az nasal spray two sprays in each nostril at bedtime. Continue using it for a month.
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How to cure the piles problem without operation. Is there any trick or steps to cure using diet.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1. Apply proctosedyl ointment 2-3 times daily before and after passing stool. 2.Sit in a bath tub containing warm water with little salt for some time twice daily (sitz bath). 3.Take two tea spoonful lof softovac/Naturolax powder with a glass of warm water in the evening .4.Take fiber containing diet , plenty of green leafy vegetables and fruits. 5 If no relief consult doctor
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I am suffering from normal fever, headache and body pain from last 3 days what should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering from normal fever, headache and body pain from last 3 days what should I do?
For fever take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Get your blood checked for cbc, mp , widal , sgpt and urine r/m and revert back to us with reports
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What is Hereditary Angioedema and How Can it be Treated?

D.V.D, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
What is Hereditary Angioedema and How Can it be Treated?

Hereditary Angioedema is a rare skin related disorder and as the name suggests it is also a genetically inherited condition. This condition mainly afflicts the throat, abdomen and the limbs of the patient, with a certain kind of swelling. This swelling can become fatal if not treated on time. Here is everything you need to know about the condition and its treatment.

Causes: A rare genetic mutation of the SERPING1 gene can cause this condition. Usually, this gene is known to produce C1 esterase inhibitor, which is a kind of blood protein. This blood protein is an important element of one’s immune system and is usually involved in the biochemical reactions that control the body’s response to inflammation causing elements. This is done when the blood protein produces a hormone known as Bradykinin. If this blood protein does not function in a normal manner, then there is excessive production of this hormone, which leads to swelling and inflammation.

Type One: There are various types of Hereditary Angioedema that can affect various parts of the body. Type one is one of the most common kinds and can be found on the face, hands, abdomen, throat, as well as feet and genitals of the patient. The severity and frequency of attacks cannot really be predicted and the patient may suffer from attacks throughout his or her life. The best way to treat this type of Hereditary Angioedema is with the help of antihistamine drugs and prednisone which can fight allergic attacks.

Type Two: This kind of Hereditary Angioedema has the same symptoms as type one and is caused by a malfunction of the C1 inhibitor, rather than the Bradykinin hormone as one can see in type one. This condition can also be treated with anti-allergy drugs.

Type Three: This is very rare kind of Hereditary Angioedema. In fact, medical science is yet to find a conclusive body of knowledge that can point to the exact causes and symptoms of this condition. Coagulation is one of the main causes recognised so far. This condition is much more common in women than it is in men, and it usually shows up as facial swelling.

Timely Treatment: While there is no cure for this condition, one can prevent a flare up of the symptoms by taking C1 inhibitors and Bradykinin receptors as well as enzyme inhibitors. It is important to get early treatment for the symptoms and to have constant access to a hospital and its emergency unit. One should also keep track of attacks and symptoms and get regular check-ups done by a doctor to detect the earliest signs of the same to avoid fatalities.

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I am suffering from problem TINNITUS. I have tried all Ayurveda, homeopathic and alopathic medicines. Please help me out with this problem. Is there any solution?

MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Gandhinagar
Tinnitus is a common problem usually associated with deafness. It is of two types, subjective and objective. In objective tinnitus you can find out the cause of tinnitus while in subjective it is difficult to find the cause. Treatment consisit of reassurance and certain vasodilator and vitamin treatment. In objective tinnitus you may require surgery if cause is confirmed by all mod of diagnosis including ct scan.
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I am experiencing pain in my male organ after passing urine & I feel discharge of semen after urine. After passing urine I feel there r still some drops in the penis. Also my male organ becoming cold after ruination & Washing of organ. Kindly suggest.

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
I am experiencing pain in my male organ after passing urine & I feel discharge of semen after urine. After passing ur...
You feel discharge of semen in urine and pain in penis. Some urine remains in the penis. I advise you to tell me your eating habits and any addiction to alcohol or cigarette, for better guidance and treatment.
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I am suffering from typhoid for previous 2 week and I also got medicine but not better result.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, take complete bed rest. Consume high protein diet like sprouts, egg, soya, milk and milk products to regain the energy and strength which is lost due to the infection. Avoid spicy and oil fried food. Consume plenty of fluids. Take the antibiotics prescribed by the doctor for 10-14 days. Avoid outside food and fresh and hot home made food is preferred.
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Which foods will heal my intestinal scratches quickly, as blood comes with my stool sometimes. Name the foods to sooth it and heal it quickly.

MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
Which foods will heal my intestinal scratches quickly, as blood comes with my stool sometimes. Name the foods to soot...
Take all Fresh Fruits Regularly Dry Seeds Pulses soaked in Water day before and Boiled in the morning, Beens, China, Palliative, Rajma, Green Pea Cucumber Carrot, Green Leaves, Green Tea without sugar, milk Avoid All Bakery Foods Avoid Fast Foods, Avoid Deep Fri Black coffee/ Tea.
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My pennies has to be come too large so I can understand I have to stop the bumping now I can't wait my pennies to bump. What at I have to do.

Diploma in Paediatrics, MBBS
Sexologist, Dehradun
My pennies has to be come too large so I can understand I have to stop the bumping now I can't wait my pennies to bum...
u are lucky to have a large penis as most of lybrate users are complaining of small penis size.this is an asset and not harmful.
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Hello please help I have received blow job from sex worker and also some amount of kisses. Some days ago. And now I am felling what the hell I did with my life. Can I get infected. Please help me. Please. Can any one say which doctor should I visited asap.

DGO, MBBS
Sexologist,
Not necessary to get infected, but always should take precaution. You can see a dermatologist or physician.
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I have headache from before last three months and I m suffering from fever how I can treat this disease? Please give me your valuable solution or advise.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
I have headache from before last three months and I m suffering from fever how I can treat this disease? Please give ...
Hi, headache may be due to sinusitis. Mucus which is secreted doesn't find the way out from nose or throat. So the sinuses get filled with mucus and cause headache. And this. May lead to fever also. Take following medicines kali bich 200.4pills 4times. A day nat mur 30 4 pills 3times a day take plain steam inhalation once a day. Revert for further treatment plan.
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What are the symptoms if tuberculosis. As I am having cough since last one month n the same is not being getting cured.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Symptoms of Tuberculosis 1.Evening rise of Temperature, Night sweat1. 2.Coughing that lasts for more than 3 weeks 3.Coughing up Blood 4.Chest pain while taking breath or coughing 5.Loss of weight, Fatigue Get your Xray chest. Mantoux test, sputum, Blood for CBC, ESR test done and consult chest physician
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I am surfing from cough last 2 week pls suggest me which medicine is suitable for me thank you.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1. Do warm saline gurgling 3-4 times daily 2. Take Viscodyne D syrup 2tsf thrice daily if it is a dry cough or viscodyne syrup if cough is associated with sputum 3. You may have to take antibiotic along with it and do investigations if no relief after consulting doctor 4.Avoid smoking if you smoke 5. consult me for further advice
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I am 27 years old. I had an oral sex with some one. What are the problems will I have.

DGO, MBBS
Sexologist,
You may not have any problem at all, if the person has no infectious disease. If otherwise then you can sometimes get infected.
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I am just 26 and my hair is falling. My heads front part is almost hairless now. And at the same time I have constipation problem. What shall I do? Is constipation is the reason for my baldness. Please suggest me a treatment for both. Thank you.

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, TRAINING IN USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
I am just 26 and my hair is falling. My heads front part is almost hairless now. And at the same time I have constipa...
The hair falls and dandruff occur due to internal functional change and external pollution. Loss of sleep. To much tension, meat diet and improper food. First you follow the above advice and use the following hair oil and shampoo, for 30 days, after that consult for correction of internal imbalance of the body by medicine B&T 7OL, HAIR OIL ARNICA SHAMPOO. B&T akne sor soap If not available locally, BUY ON LINE from Dr. Willmar schabe india for constipation eat papaya and vegetable in good quantity, if no improvement please contuct us thank.
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Issue is size of Penis it's length and width. And sperm count need to increase all very fast is their amy medicine so that can increase it soon.

B.A.M.S., M.D.(A.M), EX-M.R.C.G.P., EX-M.R.S.H., EX-M.S.I.E.C.U.S, EX-M.S.S.S.S.
Sexologist, Mumbai
Issue is size of Penis it's length and width. And sperm count need to increase all very fast is their amy medicine so...
For penis size: There is no medi (tab, cap, powder,oil,pumps,rings) in the world could increase length & girth (motai) of penis. Even if spending lacs of Rupees. Size of penis is not imp. For satisfctry sexual relationships. For this one should hv a good firm,hardness in penis & should tk sufficient time bfor discharge. Hv good sleep,do exercise & yoga daily 1 hr. Tk hot milk 1 glass mor & eve Tk tab. Manmath Ras & Pushp dhanva Ras one tab. Each mor & eve for 3 months. See the results orelse consult a sexologist personally. For sperm count: U can take cap. Addyzoa nd Tab Speman 1 each morn n even .nd also Cap Coq forte .1 cap in morn only. All preferably with milk or water for 4 months.
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I am suffering from gas which cause for headache and I am not getting latrine So what I will do now so I get relief?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
I am suffering from gas which cause for headache and I am not getting latrine So what I will do now so I get relief?
Madam, Check BP. Drink plenty of water Eat fruits and vegetables Go for regular walks Do you have any chronic cold eye pain vision problems vomiting. Contact me with details for advice.
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