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Dr. Hema Tharoor - Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Hema Tharoor

MBBS, DNB (Psychiatry), DPM (Psychiatry)

Psychiatrist, Chennai

24 Years Experience  ·  800 at clinic  ·  ₹800 online
Dr. Hema Tharoor MBBS, DNB (Psychiatry), DPM (Psychiatry) Psychiatrist, Chennai
24 Years Experience  ·  800 at clinic  ·  ₹800 online
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning. Doctor is an active member of Indian Medical Association (IMA) ...more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning. Doctor is an active member of Indian Medical Association (IMA)
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Doctor has been a successful Psychiatrist for the last 23 years. Doctor is a qualified MBBS, DNB (Psychiatry), D.P.M.(PSYCHIATRY). Book an appointment online with Dr. Hema Tharoor and consult privately on

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MBBS - University of Calicut Kerala - 1994
DNB (Psychiatry) - National Board Of Examination - 2004
DPM (Psychiatry) - Manipal Academy Of Higher Education, Manipal, India - 2000
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)


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I am 22 year old I want to know how to heal the lungs as I am thinking of quiting smoking. I am doing so by 6 years. Please advice.

Psychiatrist, Kollam
Smoking is a major problem nowdays with youngsters you are one among them. I understood your problem. As you are very young need to stop smoking immediately. First you decrease smoking gradually by reducing the numbers along with breathing exercise in the morning. Anticraving drugs and nicotine replacement therapy also will helpful.
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I need to quit smoking. But I am not ablrle to. Although I smoke not more than 5 a day but I wanna get rid of that too. Can someone suggest anything please.

Homeopath, Murshidabad
Dear lybrate user, you may need a bit of willpower to stop smoking permanently. You could easily abstain yourself from smoking during the initial 2-3 days. But after few days of abstaining from smoking you will feel a strong craving to smoke a cigarette whenever you face any tense situation. Here lies your real test. You will need a lot of willpower to resist that craving & face any tense situation without the help of nicotine. However, you can take homoeopathic mother tincture daphne indica q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. This medicine will help to reduce your craving for nicotine. To minimise the bad-effects of smoking take one single bulb garlic everyday at morning before brushing your teeth.
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6 Effective Ways To Get Rid Of Body Pain!

MD-Anesthesiology, MBBS , F.I.PM, Fellow in Endoscopic Spine Surgery
Pain Management Specialist, Ahmedabad
6 Effective Ways To Get Rid Of Body Pain!

Whether it is winter temperatures dipping, a lower temperature caused due to rains or chills created by air conditioning, the moment our body experiences lower temperatures than it is comfortable with, various forms of aches crop up, esp. if you already have a condition or have been physically hurt.
Winters are typically associated with several types of body pains. Particularly, we’ve seen higher incidences of nerve – related pain, joint pains and vascular pains during the season.

Manage your pains by following these 6 tips:
1. Keep yourself warm: Needless to say, it’s extremely important to keep yourself warm when its gets uncomfortably cold. Clinical research has shown higher incidence of nerve – related, vascular pain and joint pains if your body is exposed to low temperatures for long periods. This is especially true if you are 60+ in age. So, dress appropriately with body warmers, sweaters and jackets

2. Keep yourself physically active: A colder weather reduces average activity levels. An average person walks up to 1,000 lesser steps when its cold. To avoid pain in knees and other joints, it’s especially important to keep up activity levels. Try and take out time for walking in the afternoons or evenings, even if it is inside your house or office.

3. Take care of your dietIt is important to ensure that your intake of Vitamin D, Calcium and Vitamin B complex is adequate. Make sure that your diet remains rich in dal, green leafy vegetables (Vitamin B complex), milk (Calcium) and cheese and egg yolk (Vitamin D).

4. Get enough exposure to sunlight: Lesser exposure to the sun causes Vitamin D deficiency during winters, which can result in fatigue, lethargy and general body pains. Make sure to get at least 15-20 minutes of sunlight exposure, ideally in the mornings around 9am to 10am.

5. Avoid the wrong foods: Actively manage your diseases like diabetes and hypertension to stay pain free. If you suffer from diabetes, make sure that you do not overeat foods with high glycemic index. If you suffer from hypertension, it is important to keep away from spicy and oily foods.

6. Get expert advice: Visit your pain specialist if your pains continue for more than 2 weeks. Be regular with your prescribed pain medications, but strictly avoid self-medication or overuse of painkillers. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.

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I am having bells palsy (right face) n I m 23 years old. M having since 6 month. It is 70 % cured. Should it consider rest 30% to be permanent for life. N does smoking affect bells palsy.

MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
Facial physiotherapy and electrotherapy smoking has no direct link but it uaually precipitate respiratory tract infection which has direct role.
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I have lot of Determination Problem, I can't do anything neither study nor exercise how should I increase my determination?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
First you need to make a good decision. This is a very important skill to develop early in life as you will be under a lot of pressure to make decisions all through your life. To make good decisions you must first get adequate information about the subject in question. You must also reduce your stress around emotions and stabilise yourself before venturing to make decisions. There is a prioritizing model developed by Dr, Steven Covey and that is very helpful in determining certain markers to aid in deciphering on the basis of urgency and importance. It can be accessed from his book, 'The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People' Once a decision is made and it is good, yoru determination will be pushed by the motivation that will naturally ensue. At your age there may be hormonal influences also that can confuse you. In that case, you can seek the help of a wise person to help you make these important decisions.
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I have a gastric problem. Due to which I feel tired, inactive, fatigue and body pain. Please suggest medicine.

Homeopath, Delhi
I have a gastric problem. Due to which I feel tired, inactive, fatigue and body pain. Please suggest medicine.
Hello,take homeopathic medicine Carbo Veg 200 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for 7 days and revert. *If overweight,loose weight. *Make a habit of 8-10 glasses of water daily. *Avoid spicy and fried food.
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I have fever over three days and also have body pain and head ache I took some paracetamol but didn't reduced platelet count was 1 lakh. Is it dengue fever? What are the signs and symptoms and treatment measures,

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I have fever over three days and also have body pain and head ache I took some paracetamol but didn't reduced platele...
Hi there if you believe that you may be having dengue fever, please consult an infectious disease specialist so as to have your blood counts monitored and tested for dengue fever. I hope this helps with your visit with a general physician a referral to a higher center may be necessary. Please do not neglect your health. Hope this helps.
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Sir I have a problem watching videos in youtube in that heroine beats innocent hero by using whip (korada)(ex: film khaidi no 786) or villian beats innocent woman in the form of flogging (tied to pole). I am always searching whipping, spanking, or canning scenes in movies after watching within a fraction of sec. I will MASTURBATING by feeling fantasy of my schoolgirl thinking that I am a slave (servant) of her she giving coral punishment to me, After masturbating I feel guilty lot of time I am wasting unnecessary things how to overcome to it.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Thane
Sir I have a problem watching videos in youtube in that heroine beats innocent hero by using whip (korada)(ex: film k...
Dear lybrate-user, You seem to have a sexual fetish. It is not a serious illness by itself unless you feel compelled to act on your fantasy. That would be a problem. Also your fantasy seems to cause you guilt and you are not comfortable with it. I would also need to know how this is affecting other areas of your life. CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) should help you overcome your problems. Kindly consult a psychiatrist for CBT regarding your fetish. Several treatment sessions could be required and a close follow up is essential till you overcome the problem. As such consulting a local doctor is advisable. However for your information I've been able to help one patient based in the US who had similar problems and who could overcome it with help from me. He is now happily married.
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I am not able to concentrate on my studies my doing my post graduation. My mind is always diverted. Doesn't feel like studying I am facing a major issue.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
If you feel excessive sleep or tiredness/ head spinning or vertigo like feeling you have to make sure you have no anaemia or hypothyroidism by doing a blood CBC & TSH and inform me directly 10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings.
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I am 22 years old. I feel depressed for 7 days. Are there any way to reduce depression.

MSW, Certificate in Clinical Psychopharmacology , Certificate in Treatment Planning and Progress Notation, Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Psychologist, Jaipur
I am 22 years old. I feel depressed for 7 days. Are there any way to reduce depression.
Hello Sweta, Are you facing any kind of situation or circumstance due to which you are feeling depressed. The way to reduce depression will be to take few sessions on managing your thoughts. Depression is a result of thoughts that are formed in our mind, and so you can opt for brief therapy that will help you to replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts. You can also practice deep breathing exercise, if you do this accompanied with an expert, then the chances are 100% relief. Regards Stuti
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