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Dr. Kalpana Suryakumar

Psychologist, Chennai

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Dr. Kalpana Suryakumar is a renowned Psychologist in Chintadripet, Chennai. She is currently practising at Sunrise Consultants in Chintadripet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kalpana Suryakumar on Lybrate.com.

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I have been suffering from diabetes type 2 since 13 years. Now a days I feel a urgent need of bowel whenever go outside my home. Is this a mental problem. I am afraid of going anywhere. What should I do to improve my digestive system. Is there any treatment or exercise to cure the same. My diabetes fasting is 153 and pp is 170. Please help me.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Theni
I have been suffering from diabetes type 2 since 13 years. Now a days I feel a urgent need of bowel whenever go outsi...
Of course it is a psychological problem. There is a technique called' nuali' in yoga which can strengthen your abdominal muscles thereby strengthen your bladder control. Learn and practice from a qualified yoga teacher, with confidence. You will get positive results.
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My Daughter is 23 years old, suffering from mood swing and very lazy also. She is now having very clean conscious. I had noticed that she even used cloth to operate the TV Remote. We had showed to Doctors who prescribe the Sleepy Medicine. Please suggest the solution. i am worried.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (UWS, Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
My Daughter is 23 years old, suffering from mood swing and very lazy also. She is now having very clean conscious.
I ...
This could be a symptom of obsessive compulsive disorder. It cannot be treated with sleep medicines. But the easier way to treat it is with medicines (NOT sleeping pills). There is a way of treating it without medicines, in the form of behavior therapy. But this will take more time and effort from the patient's side. Please give us some more details of the symptoms so that we can help you better with a tailor made plan. Take care!
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Hi dis is madhu im having the habit of smoking. My age is 25. Is there any prob while of having sex and loosing of weight.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi dis is madhu im having the habit of smoking. My age is 25. Is there any prob while of having sex and loosing of we...
Yes, tobacco smoking can cause weight loss and each cigarette has the ability to effect your erectile capacity and will finally lead to impotence. Congratulations that you want to quit smoking. Tobacco consumption, either through smoke or other edible forms, is always harmful. The desire to quit is a good starting point. The best way to quit is to know more about the ill-effects of tobacco. The knowledge is astounding and scary. That information itself should help you to want to quit. Smoking uses the respiratory system and gives you a faster kick. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lungs with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. There are more than 7000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke!!! You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. Then you need to identify why you smoke and chew tobacco: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga) or chewing, and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need, for a little while. You may take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking tobacco. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. Don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. As Mark Twain once jocularly said, “giving up smoking is easy; I have done it many times”. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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I lost my best friend last year in a tragic accident. From then I feel very depressed. Please help.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I lost my best friend last year in a tragic accident. From then I feel very depressed. Please help.
It happens to almost everyone and you have to come out of this tragedy all alone--------nobody I there to help you------------early you come out of this, more better it will be for you------------keeping to yourself will end up nowhere but try to follow the steps of that soul and the departed soul will only be happy if you are happy and for that you will have to come out aggressively and work even harder to be a better person in life ---------to achieve this my homoeopathic medicines will help you in this crucial time------- homoeopathic medicine---------------- alpha ts (wilmar schwabe india) drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily----------------------- passiflora q (wilmar schwabe india) drink 30 drops daily night 30 minutes before sleep in 20 ml fresh water ----------------------- report after 15 days-------------------- do bramari pranayam daily for 15 minutes.
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What should be the normal resting heart rate for me? As I use to take clonazepam 0.5 mg for anxiety. And occasionally I consume alcohol and non veg.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
What should be the normal resting heart rate for me?
As I use to take clonazepam 0.5 mg for anxiety.
And occasionally...
60-90 beats per minute. Clonazepam should not be taken alone on a longer run for anxiety. You might need SSRI or SNRI group of medications. Consult a psychiatrist. Social drinking and non veg won't have much effect on anxiety. All the best.
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I have a divergence problem. Although I am consulting opthalmic but it is not helping I am getting depressed. Pls advise.

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 have a divergence problem. Although I am consulting opthalmic but it is not helping I am getting depressed. Pls adv...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. There is no need to get depressed. If it 7s treatable, eye specialist will cure it. Don't worry. Take care.
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Hi, yesterday I have fighted with my friend, that time I have little anxious as I have heard my heartbeat, before sleeping I had a mild pain on left side of chest till now pain is not going. Is it a heart attack. I am much concerned please help me.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi, yesterday I have fighted with my friend, that time I have little anxious as I have heard my heartbeat, before sle...
Hello You should monitor your weight, first as obaesity cause lithargicity ,fatigue, palpitation with sleepy mood carrying gastric disorder. Your depression & anxiety, results in your present complaint. Left sided chest pain might be due to gastric disorder be differentiated with cardiac problem need to be examined, locally. Go for meditation to reduce your stress to nourish your body to condition your heart. Your diet be easily digestible. Tk, homoeopathic medicine:@ Arnica mont 200-5 drops, thrice. Tk, care.
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I am 25 Years old and I have an anxiety problem. I don't have much friends. I mostly live alone. Now that I am about to face an interview in a Very big company. I am extremely afraid to face it. Is social anxiety causing it? Is it a medical condition? How can I cure it?

Masters in Clinical Psychology & Certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practioner, Certified Neuro linguistic programming Practioner, Masters in Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Child and ADolescent Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
I am 25 Years old and I have an anxiety problem. I don't have much friends. I mostly live alone. Now that I am about ...
Social anxiety and being introvert is nothing to do with any medical condition. Fortunately, there are some effective strategies to overcome shyness and social anxiety and gain confidence: 1. Act confidently. Confidence comes through action, learning, practice, and mastery. Remember when you learned how to ride a bike? It was terrifying at first, but after you just went for it and tried it, you got it, and felt confident. Social confidence works the same way. Feeling anxious is not the problem; avoiding social interactions is the problem. Eliminate avoidance and you will overcome your anxiety. 2. Engage. This means participating in small talk in the checkout line and talking to strangers at bars, stores, sporting events, and the gym. Additionally, approach the individuals to whom you are attracted romantically. Talk to them. Ask them to dance. Ask them out on dates. Life is short. Who cares if you get rejected? There are seven billion people on this planet. You’re not expected to like or be liked by all of them. Take some chances and put yourself out there to meet new people. 3. Try new things, even if they make you anxious. Join a club, a sports team, or an improv class. Pick up a new project, take on a difficult task at work, or learn a new skill. Do something to get out of your comfort zone. Part of overcoming shyness is about developing confidence in several areas of your life and not letting anxiety, fear of failure, fear of rejection, or fear of humiliation get in your way. By practicing new activities, you are confronting your fear of the unknown and learning to handle that anxiety more effectively. 4. Talk. Start practicing giving speeches or presentations and telling jokes or stories at every opportunity. Be more talkative and expressive in all areas of your life. Whether you’re at work, with friends, with strangers, or walking down the street, you can practice talking more openly. Let your voice and your ideas be heard. Confident people are not preoccupied with whether everyone is going to like what they have to say. They speak their mind because they want to share, engage, and connect with others. You can do this too. Anxiety and shyness are not reasons to stay quiet. 5. Make yourself vulnerable. A fear of being judged contributes to social anxiety and shyness. The only way to overcome this fear is to make yourself vulnerable. Practice doing this with the people you are close to and can trust. You might realize the more you do it, the closer you feel to others and the more pleasure and meaning you get out of those relationships. This will lead to increased confidence in yourself and in social interactions. Being vulnerable requires a willingness to let others see the real you. Be proud of who you are. Being genuine and vulnerable is often the quality that others will appreciate the most about you. 6. Practice displaying confident body language. Make eye contact when talking to someone. Walk with your head held high. Project your voice clearly and effectively. Shake hands. Give hugs. Stay in close proximity to others. 7. Be mindful. Mindfulness has been defined simply as awareness. Wake up. Be present to all of your thoughts, feelings, sensations, and memories in any given moment. There is no part of your experience that you have to run from, escape, or avoid. Learn to appreciate yourself and the world around you, including those “panicky” thoughts and feelings, and just notice them without judgment. When you are fully present in the moment, you will realize that social interactions are not something you need to avoid. You will perform better because you are actually paying attention to the conversation and the cues in your environment. With practice, you can continually incorporate and improve upon your social skills that you learn from the world around you, ultimately making you feel more confident. All the best for your interview. If you need any further guidance feel free to ask.
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Please suggest. How can a person increase its memory capacity and makes his brain stronger.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
A healthy lifestyle can support your brain health and even encourage your brain to grow new neurons, a process known as neuroplasticity. Your brain’s hippocampus, i.e. the memory center, regenerates throughout your entire lifetime (even into your 90s), provided you give it the right tools to do so Lifestyle factors that may improve memory and promote neurogenesis include exercise, eating right, and getting proper sleep Other memory tricks include avoiding multitasking, learning a new skill, playing brain games and using mnemonics to help you remember information
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Respected doctor Hii I am saish ,i am going to the gym from the last 2 months and I had gain some muscle but I had not gain weight so please give me some tips ,actually I am really very frustrated ,i am want a good physique ,so please guide me and prefer me some good nutritions.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Respected doctor
Hii I am saish ,i am going to the gym from the last 2 months and I had gain some muscle but I had no...
There are lots of things in gaining weight like genetics, diet and physical activity. You cannot change your genes, so eat healthily and do physical activity, avoid drugs and drinks given in gym, as they are found to be harmful for health. Enjoy you body and do not compare with others.
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