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Dr. Karthikeyan

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Dr. Karthikeyan is a renowned Psychiatrist in Retteri, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Retteri Sri Kumaran Health Centre Private Limited in Retteri, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Karthikeyan on Lybrate.com.

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I have problem of dark spots and blackening of skin. I have tried many creams and medicines but they are not affective on me. I feel depressed after seeing my skin. What should I do at home to remove it?

Ph.D - Ayurveda, FFAM-Post Graduate Fellowship, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Delhi
I have problem of dark spots and blackening of skin.
I have tried many creams and medicines but they are not affectiv...
The dark and black spots on fore head, pore formation, black heads, white heads, acne or pimple marks, dark patches or skin, red spots, rashes, oily skin etc. Requires external applications like paste, cream, oil etc. Changes in diet, internal herbal preparation uses may get clean skin,
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I want nutritions are for complete mental health and what nutritions are anti anxiety?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I want nutritions are for complete mental health and what nutritions are anti anxiety?
For anti anxiety, Keep yourself busy and spend your time with strict discipline. Be a strict vegetarian because you are what you eat. Drink cow's milk in night about three hours after dinner.
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Sir, I have asked earlier question for Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and taking medicine Xet cr Plus 12. 5.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterised by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead to compulsive behaviours. OCD often centres on themes such as a fear of germs or the need to arrange objects in a specific manner. Symptoms usually begin gradually and vary throughout life. Treatment includes talk therapy, medication or both. Xet cr Plus 12. 5. Is useful for OCD.
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I am unable to study properly, unable to do focus and I have masturbation habit too. I am 20 years old, neither smoking nor drinking habit. I lives in hostel and eat in a mess,. I do not take breakfast. I take lunch at 12-1 sometimes after 2pm. I am so nervous about my exams which is on 3rd april. I try to do study but my mind wanders here and there at the same time. Different thoughts came at the same time. please I want your help Sir.

PG Dip(psycosexual diseases), MBBS
Sexologist, Delhi
Anish what is happening to u everybody goes through it.It is normal due to exams any body gets into stress it always seems preparation done is not adequate and from there link of thoughts turns out into viscious cycle of negativity and person feels anxiious and to relief anxiety u destress with mastrubation.. First u start doing outdoor excercise for 30 min , 15 min pranayam and 20 min meditation, make short term goals of revision and must complete the goals in a timeline set by u, always eat dinner before 7 pm and lunch at 12 pm because u dont take breakfast and u have to develop self control.
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Hello doctor. My friend has a habit of drinking alcohol. I want him to stop it permanently.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Alcohol dependence involves intense craving or desire to drink alcohol. People drink for pleasure or rationalize it on external factors like family problems, work tension, etc. They drink continuously, i.e. Almost daily or even weekly once or twice with withdrawal symptoms, tolerance, bodily damage, etc. You need to consult a psychiatrist and go for 3 steps of de addiction. 1st is detoxification, when alcohol is stopped and the withdrawal is made smooth with minimal discomfort, 2 nd is maintenance and further deaddiction when the physical problems and psychological state of the individual is maintained and anti-craving drugs started 3 rd rehabilitation, when relapse prevention is the goal, while maintaining deaddiction. All the best.
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Healthy Brain - 5 Herbs For It!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Healthy Brain - 5 Herbs For It!

While many of us may associate healthy food with a healthy body, it is also true that healthy food can support a healthy brain. As we start to grow old, there is something known as oxidative damage which can lead to memory impairment and general brain decline. A healthy brain is one where the brain function is at an appropriate level and the aging process has been pushed back in terms of stellar memory and information processing. According to Ayurveda and other arms of medical science, there are a number of super foods that can help in this process. Here is a list of five foods that can lead to a healthier brain.

  1. Brahmi: This is one of the most commonly used Ayurvedic herbs. It can be used for many ailments and it also prescribed as a brain tonic for stronger memory. Besides making the memory clear and sharp, this ingredient can improve the brain’s grasping power and the mental capacity of the brain. It is also an excellent anti-anxiety agent, as per Ayurvedic science.
  2. Ginkgo Biloba: This herb promotes better blood circulation in the brain, which helps in improving the overall brain function. It is also a memory enhancer. This herb is used by Ayurvedic doctors for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and Amnesia. It is a good medicine that can repair the damaged cells of the brain.
  3. Ashwagandha: This is also known as an Ayurvedic wonder herb. This herb contains many beneficial properties for the brain and the rest of the body. When it comes to the brain and its functioning, Ashwagandha is ideal for patients who are suffering from severe stress. Besides being a stress reliever, this herb can also be used to keep the brain in a calm state for better performance. It helps in improving the functioning of the brain and its complex nerves. This herb is also a good memory enhancer.
  4. Gotu Kola: Gotu Kola is a well-known Ayurvedic herb that can be used for protecting the nerves from damage. It protects the brain cells as well. Also, it enhances the capacity of the brain and leads to improved performance thanks to the many vital elements that it carries.
  5. Mulethi: This is a stress relieving herb used by Ayurvedic doctors. It improves the blood circulation in the nervous system, which gives rise to better brain function. This is a very good herb for children and students, as it is a memory booster which helps them in retaining and retrieving information. It is also a stress relieving medicine that can be used to keep the brain calm and cool even in the most challenging situation. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.
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How can I stop excessive thoughts and concentrate my mind. Due to this I'm not able to focus on any work.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
How can I stop excessive thoughts and concentrate my mind. Due to this I'm not able to focus on any work.
Hi. Homoeopathic medicines are very effective for increasing concentration, but if done with yoga, will give you great results! But practice the following poses if you don’t have any medical condition or pregnancy or else take an advice from your concern doctor and then only perform these. 1.Shashankasana: Sit in Vajrasana with hands on the thighs. The upper body is straight and relaxed. Inhaling raise both arms above the head. Exhaling keep the back straight and bend upper body and arms forward from the hips, until arms and forehead touch the floor. The buttocks remain on the heels. Breathing normally remain in this position for a while. Relax the whole body, especially the shoulders, neck and back. Inhaling keep the back straight and raise the upper body and arms. Exhaling return to the starting position. Practice the exercise 3 times in total. Remain bending forward for sometime and consciously perceive the movement of the breath on the spine. 2.Virasana: Sit in Vajrasana. Hands rest on the thighs and the body is relaxed. Bring the left foot beside the right knee with the sole of the foot flat on the floor. Place the left elbow on the left knee and rest the chin in the hand. Right hand rests on the right thigh. Tuck the toes of the right foot under. The right knee remains in contact with the floor. Transfer the weight onto the right heel. Concentrate on a fixed point in front. Breathing normally remain in this position for as long as comfortable. Return to the starting position. Repeat on the other side. 3.Sit in Vajrasana. Body is straight and hands rest on the thighs. Relax the whole body. Inhaling stretch the arms above the head, then bring them behind the back and grasp the left wrist with the right hand. Exhaling bend the body forward from the hips, keeping the back straight, until the forehead touches the floor. The buttocks remain on the heels. Breathing normally concentrate on the whole body and relax. Remain in this position for as long as comfortable. Inhaling slowly bring the body upright. At the same time stretch the arms above the head. Exhaling return to the starting position. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine - Anacardium 200/ once daily.
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He lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to himself alone please help him.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
He lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to himself alone please help him.
Hello, take Natrum mur 200 ch , 5 drops, single dose. Kali phos 6X , 5 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour , daily in the morning. Try to keep yourself busy in other activities. Take care.
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I have wound in left parotid gland for about 26 days. What to do? Discharge continuously comes out. How to cu e it? I am unable to concentrate on my study. What to do?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
You need immediate medical attention 1. Wound care 2. Antibiotic cover along with analgesic and anti inflammatory medication are required Consult near by ENT doctor as soon as possible
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Dear sir / mam I am college student. My mind is not sharp I am learn my studies and after my mind is blank.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take Anacardium 30, 5 drops once daily for 10 days. Bacopa monnn. Q, 10 drops with water twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. revert me after 10 days.
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I can't concentrate on studies, What should I do ?Is there any remedies for that.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Dear user you should practice meditation for few minutes initially along use Kali phos 6x bio tabs 4 tabs as a dose once daily.
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I am 19 year old and. I am smoke cigarette. And I am sports man. Is it affects my stamina or my body.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Both. Take a look at all the possible damage: Summary: (Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention) • Cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States. This is nearly one in five deaths. • More than 10 times as many U.S. citizens have died prematurely from cigarette smoking than have died in all the wars fought by the United States during its history. • Smoking causes about 90% (or 9 out of 10) of all lung cancer deaths in men and women.1,2 More women die from lung cancer each year than from breast cancer. • About 80% (or 8 out of 10) of all deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are caused by smoking. • Cigarette smoking increases risk for death from all causes in men and women. • Smoking is estimated to increase the risk— o For coronary heart disease by 2 to 4 times o For stroke by 2 to 4 times o Of men developing lung cancer by 25 times • Of women developing lung cancer by 25.7 times • Smoking causes diminished overall health, increased absenteeism from work, and increased health care utilization and cost. • Smoking causes stroke and coronary heart disease. • Even people who smoke fewer than five cigarettes a day can have early signs of cardiovascular disease. • Smoking damages blood vessels and can make them thicken and grow narrower. This makes your heart beat faster and your blood pressure go up. Clots can also form. • Blockages caused by smoking can also reduce blood flow to your legs and skin. • Lung diseases caused by smoking include COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. • Cigarette smoking causes most cases of lung cancer. • If you have asthma, tobacco smoke can trigger an attack or make an attack worse. • Smokers are 12 to 13 times more likely to die from COPD than nonsmokers. Smoking can cause cancer almost anywhere in your body: • Bladder • Blood (acute myeloid leukemia) • Cervix • Colon and rectum (colorectal) • Esophagus • Kidney and ureter • Larynx • Liver • Oropharynx (includes parts of the throat, tongue, soft palate, and the tonsils) • Pancreas • Stomach • Trachea, bronchus, and lung • Smoking can make it harder for a woman to become pregnant and can affect her baby's health before and after birth. Smoking increases risks for: o Preterm (early) delivery o Stillbirth (death of the baby before birth) o Low birth weight o Sudden infant death syndrome (known as SIDS or crib death) o Ectopic pregnancy o Orofacial clefts in infants • Smoking can also affect men's sperm, which can reduce fertility and also increase risks for birth defects and miscarriage. • Smoking can affect bone health. o Women past childbearing years who smoke have weaker bones than women who never smoked, and are at greater risk for broken bones. • Smoking affects the health of your teeth and gums and can cause tooth loss. • Smoking can increase your risk for cataracts (clouding of the eye’s lens that makes it hard for you to see) and age-related macular degeneration (damage to a small spot near the center of the retina, the part of the eye needed for central vision). • Smoking is a cause of type 2 diabetes mellitus and can make it harder to control. The risk of developing diabetes is 30–40% higher for active smokers than nonsmokers. • Smoking causes general adverse effects on the body, including inflammation and decreased immune function. • Smoking is a cause of rheumatoid arthritis.
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I always suffer from mental dissatisfaction and feel tension with my career. What can I do to get rid of this problem?

PGDPC
Psychologist, Pune
I always suffer from mental dissatisfaction and feel tension with my career. What can I do to get rid of this problem?
Dear sir, nice of you to write and mention your area of concern. Take some time out and note down your goals, long term and short term. Re look at yourself and where you are now objectively, is there some thing more that you would like to learn or develop a new skill? where have you reached in your career and where would you like to be in 2 years, 5 years, 10 years. Answer these objectively. There is no need of any tension regarding your career if you take the right steps to analyze your current situation and take steps to meet your future goals and plans. Live a nice day to day life keeping in mind your goals and look at all the opportunities that come your way. View your current obstacles as areas where you need to grow and take steps to remedy your weaknesses. Wishing you all the best! do write back and let me know if you do require any further assistance. With regards.
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I am suffering from ocd for the last 30 years. Please advice as medicines are not giving any relief.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Please take following medicine:- Dr. Reckeweg's vita c - 15 / two teaspoon thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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I lose somebody close last year and since then feel bery depressed and prefer keeping the myself all time. please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Trichy
I lose somebody close last year and since then feel bery depressed and prefer keeping the myself all time. please hel...
Grief is common in this situation. You have to come out of these, engage you always. Do not be alone. Join a short courses, changing your living environment, helping in orphanage home. Spend your time in useful way.
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I am 27 years male. I had drank 2-3 peg of Vodka everyday from thi last 3 days. Now feeling totally body weakness. Still feeling like drankman. Not taken drink from last 24 hours. This has been done before 7 years before. I had drunk vodka of 4-5 pag. And feeling drankman and total body weakness still 10-15 days. I had drink many time vicky and nothing has to be done because of vicky. Is there any different in drunk vodka and vicky? Pls advise me on total body weakness and feeling drunkman.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
I am 27 years male. I had drank 2-3 peg of Vodka everyday from thi last 3 days. Now feeling totally body weakness. St...
Please take care of your health and avoid any kind of alcohol if possible. Maintain a healthy lifestyle and go for a medical check up along with some basic tests like CBC, ESR, blood sugar, TSH, urine routine etc. Eat only healthy food and avoid all types of outside food. Have lots of fluids and water (8-10 glasses of water ). Strike a balance in every thing that you do so that you can enjoy your routine and move towards your goals everyday. If you have any other health problems then you can try Homeopathy which is safe and effective. You can contact me if needed.
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How can I get rid of chronic social anxiety disorder without medicine and stress.

Post Graduate Diploma In Counselling Psychology, Masters of Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
How can I get rid of chronic social anxiety disorder without medicine and stress.
The only way is to identify your thoughts and its pattern and work on it by changing them using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. This can be well done only with the help of a professional in the beginning.
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5 Ways To Burst Stress Naturally!

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PGDEMS, DNHE, DYA
Ayurveda, Mumbai
5 Ways To Burst Stress Naturally!

Stress is the body’s natural way of dealing with a threatening situation. However, excessive stress can harm the body by lowering immunity and disturbing our mental and physical equilibrium. It is also a key factor that causes many diseases. Here are a few natural ways to beat stress.

  1. Get plenty of vitamin D: Vitamin D helps reduce stress and promotes the production of serotonin that reduces anxiety and makes a person feel happy. Vitamin D also boosts the immune system and strengthens the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular system. Exposing yourself to upto 15 minutes of sunlight a day is the best source of Vitamin D. Alternatively you could include salmon and cod liver oil in your daily diet. Vitamin D supplements can also help.
  2. Breathe deeply: We take the simple action of inhaling and exhaling for granted, but when done properly; it can engage the parasympathetic nervous system and help metabolize stress hormones. Using the technique of aulom vilom is very useful when dealing with stressful situations. Simply sit upright and close one nostril while inhaling deeply through the other. Hold your breath for a few seconds and then close the nostril you inhaled from and exhale through the other. Repeat with the other nostril.
  3. Chamomile tea: Herbs like chamomile have the ability to neutralize the effect of stress hormones. It also has powerful anti-oxidant properties. Chamomile tea is also often prescribed for people who suffer from insomnia and sleep difficulties. To benefit from this herb, steep a cup of hot water with a spoonful of dried chamomile leaves and drink the tea.
  4. Exercise: Hitting the gym or taking a long walk are very effective ways of combatting stress. Apart from making you fit, exercise also improves blood flow through your body and triggers the release of happy hormones. It also gives you time to yourself away from work and other responsibilities that may be tying you down. If you cannot put aside half an hour each day to exercise, try simply being more active through the day. For example, take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  5. Herbal remedies: There are a number of herbs that help fight stress. Ginseng helps reduce the production of cortisol in the body and boosts the immune system. Basil is another great stress busting herb that also reduces pain and inflammation. Ashwagandha helps calm the mind in a troubled situation while passion flower can address stress induced anxiety. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.
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I want to improve my brain how it is possible Because I am not concentrated on my study. So help me please Reply me.

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 lybrate-user. Concentration or attention span is based on your interest. If you have a solid aim and dedication, you will have interest in your study. You need motivation therapy. Take care.
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Hii I am 23 years old I have a problem that I can not focus on one things means when I reading book or news paper during reading my brain think other things and thoughts and I can not focus on a particular line. So my question is that how I can solve this prblm I am a student and I have to read so many book in future pls help.

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 Lybrate user. I can understand. You must be able to understand Concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. I suggest online counseling and "effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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