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Dr. Kavitha

Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Kavitha Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. Kavitha is a trusted Psychiatrist in Vanagaram, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Manashasthra Hospital in Vanagaram, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Kavitha on Lybrate.com.

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Dear doctor please give me suggestion for how to stop smoking I need your help please sir.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
First of all you have made an excellent decision. Now stick to it and follow these recommendations: When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also 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. 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. 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'd like to know, What are the natural Ways to purify lungs from nicotine and tar caused by smoking?

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Ludhiana
1. Stop smoking. (the best and most effective way) 2. Take steam and deep breathing exercises in fresh air. 3. Avoid pollution.
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What can I do for increasing my memory power.

MD, MCH, BHMS
Homeopath,
Start homoeopathy medication- anacardium 30 [2-3 drops, twice a day mix with quarter cup of water] 2. Kali phos 12x [4 tablet, take with hot (not very hot) water twice a day] continue 1 or 1. 5 month-consult me.
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Hello, I am suffering from stress due to some issues, I don't know what to do? And I don't know how to control it, Please help me to remove the stress because later it can leads to depression.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hello, I am suffering from stress due to some issues, I don't know what to do? And I don't know how to control it, Pl...
Stress is very important for your growth. It should be eustress instead of distress. Every stress need not lead you to depression. Please convert distressing issues to eustress by effective stress management technique.
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I am 30 years old male started with anti depressant treatment. Although I have been warned that I must stop smoking and alcohol during anti depressant medicine intake, still I might need to consume alcohol in official parties. My question is that if I intake alcohol some day, do I need to skip my anti depressant that day?

D.P.M(psychiatry) [Diploma in Psychological medicine] , MBBS
Psychiatrist, Jalna
I am 30 years old male started with anti depressant treatment. Although I have been warned that I must stop smoking a...
Hi , if the antidepressant drug that you are taking is sedating, and you take alcohol along with it, then you might feel very drowsy. If you drink regularly, ask your doctor for a non sedating drug. Consult privately for more help. Take care.
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I heard beer is good for health. Is this true? How much of it should be consumed on a monthly basis? Also, is hookah more harmful than cigarette?

Dietitian/Nutritionist
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I heard beer is good for health. Is this true? How much of it should be consumed on a monthly basis? Also, is hookah ...
Yes, beer is good for health if you have 40 ml on daily basis. This will act like a medicine. This will increase your immune system and boost up your body and mind. Cigarette is more harmful than hookha so avoid hookah.
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I am in a relationship with a girl, but due to twisted consequences we are keeping it secret, we have a common friend, he is also in love with her, but she is afraid to tell him that she is in love with me, she fears that it will break him emotionally, she doesn't want me to tell it either, I am getting affected by this, this is getting harder and harder I don't want to break up with her, but it is killing me inside, I don't know what to do help me.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
In life sometimes we have to chose between what is" not a good option" and what is" a bad option" everytime we do not have the opportunity to chose between" good" and" bad" hence, sometimes decisions become very tough. In your case, it appears that you are not ready to take the risk of declaring your relationship with the girl to your family and friends. It also appears to me that the girl is more concerned about your friend's emotions than yours. You both need to sit and discuss the issue. You need to tell her that this secrecy is affecting you badly. You both need to know that you have to accept" natural consequences" of your actions. In any case you will have to tell others about your relationship. So instead of maintaining secrecy at the cost of your feelings it is advisable to take risk of declaring it now, to avoid future consequences.
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How to quit smoking? how to fight against cravings?

M.s Counselling Psychology, B.tech
Psychologist,
Instead of fighting against cravings, learn to understand them and stay put, and the cravings you have for smoke after you have left smoke for some considerable time are mostly psychological in nature. They are habits that are hard to break but can be broken like we break any other habit with mindfullness and awareness.
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My wife is 26 year old and having regular problem with body ache and back ache is regular 4 day from a week and low blood pressure. She had normal sugar level. She get emotional in very short time. Kindly give us any type of solution.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My wife is 26 year old and having regular problem with body ache and back ache is regular 4 day from a week and low b...
Get her blood checked for CBC and revert back with reports and also start her with Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months
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Hi I am 22 years old. I am unable to remember more things. My memory getting low what to do. Suggest me please.

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 , I think you are exaggerating and worrying. You don' t have to worry about memory at your age. People do forget because they are busy or are anxious. Your forgetfulness also could be linked to those. Don' t worry and take care.
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I am 35 year old my question is I am very nervous feel when talking with opposite sex I mean female. And my confidence is very low how to increase my self confidence and feel good.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 35 year old my question is I am very nervous feel when talking with opposite sex I mean female. And my confidenc...
I can understand if the problem is with a teen or young adult, but you r 35 years. Still this happens with few men, who are brought up with few exposure to opposite sex interaction. I suggest you go to behavior therapy to a lady psychiatrist or clinical psychologist, it will immensely help. All the best.
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Sir I am 30 years old I have a habit of smoking I tried to leave it but unable to do the same kindly tell me any way for the same

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, as you are already aware smoking is dangerous. Apart from the nicotine related addiction and health hazards, you inhale more than 4000 carcinogenic chemicals when you smoke. There is also a high risk of developing these problems to other people near you through passive smoking. Awareness is the basic for quitting smoking. Awareness provides will power. Know more about tobacco smoking health effects. For craving or withdrawal symptoms you can use nicotine chewing gums or nicotine patches. There are other way by gradual reducing and keeping some promises. Promise yourself, that you will not smoke in office, at home, in front of family members and dear friends etc. Never buy cigerettes in packets. Whenever you feel like smoking, go to the shop and buy one. Keep these promises strictly and you will see the quantity reduces drastically. Then you can stop it gradually. Take care.
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Dear sir/ madam I am 46 years old unmarried guy desperate to get married but circumstances are not in my favour. I masturbate at times to avoid sexual tension. I have inferiority complex, ocd (hand washing), lack confidence. I have very poor memory and concentration. I am having 3rd degree piles also. One to one and half centimetres skin comes out after I pass motion. I use fingers to push them back after my motion is over. I am jobless as I cannot perform on the job due to all these issues I get night falls once in 3 weeks I feel heat all over my body, my eyes burn, I watch television, Read newspaper, work on computer, use smart phone I get yellow boils on my face and scalp sometimes on neck, body, hands, legs. The concentration is on the tip of nose, sides of lips and top back end of scalp. Itching, burning sensation is also present. I also get internal hard boils which burst after a while with pus and blood oozing out. The boils make me uncomfortable. I use soap on my face two to three times daily. I have oily face. I am using Himalaya ophthacare for my eyes with temporary relief from eyes burning Rgds

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
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I am 46 years old unmarried guy desperate to get married but circumstances are not in my favour. I ma...
Hello Mr. lybrate-user I am glad that you are approaches us. I can understand your problem. You have lots of physical problem, For these problems you want to go with homeopath, if it's help you pl carry on. As A Counselor I suggest you some lifestyle changes in your daily life pl try it. 1- pl take some time for yourself, sit alone and think positive (I am a happy and healthy person) 2- Take deep breath. 3- spend 25-30 minute at a social gathering. 4- Take some time for your hobby. 5- Take everyday morning and evening walk. Pl write me about you are feeling good or not at next week, with your family history. Thanks.
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Some times my headache problem killed my enjoyness whenever my headache occurred my mind becomes very disturb and I can not focus in my study.

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
Some times my headache problem killed my enjoyness whenever my headache occurred my mind becomes very disturb and I c...
Dear Sanu. Headache is just a symptom and it is not a disease. There could be some underlying problems regarding your headache. Most common problem is stress. Engage in physical activities and be always creative and entertained. Please consult a psychologist online for counseling, advice and therapy. Take care,
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I bloat I lot after having meal. Gas is formed that spins my head. Burning in chest. Anxiety. Bp shoots. Uneasiness.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
I bloat I lot after having meal. Gas is formed that spins my head. Burning in chest. Anxiety. Bp shoots. Uneasiness.
Dear lybrate user, **the food but ginger is well accepted as a traditional cure for indigestion. Ginger as a food ingredient or in a strong ginger tea helps in causing stimulation of saliva, bile juices and gastric juices while all these play important roles in digestion. Drinking ginger tea is certainly much more beneficially to get rid of gas and indigestion problems than coffee and soda.
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I smoke and I can't able to leave smoking how can I get read of it I want to leave smoking.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It sounds like you are fed up of it. Actually this is a good state to be in around the habit. Now you are really ready to quit. But quitting is a different ball game altogether. It is not in the mere desire to quit but in the determination that you will find success. Because cigarette smoke is ingested through the respiratory system, it is the lungs which are directly affected. So you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also 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 also 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. 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. 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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How to remain fit and fine while we are studying regularly and have no time to do exercise please can you give me advice to remain fit.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello , i understand that while hectic schedule of studies you don't have time to do exercises but you should give only half an hour for 15 minutes.Do stretching , pranayam , breathing exercises, meditation. All these activities will keep you fit and active , energetic for the whole day and more focused to your studies.
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Thought disorder problem facing by my brother from last one year.In this period he distributed all,burned van & other stationary at home.In October doctors thought because of depression, & they gave flutop 40mg & oleanz 10 mg. In feb in burned Omni van v changed hospital they saying its thought disorder & giving oleanz 10mg, resperidon 4mg, Trihexyphenidyl .He gaining weight, vision problems &he already have stone in kidney. -3 vision distance. Pls guide me properly I don't no what to do pls pls pls.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi Please contact me, as tour brother is not improving significantly and putting on weight. I will advise you to change meds to others which will not increase his weight and other side effects, I need you to send me the scanned documents of blood tests done to me so far. Please contact me over Phone.Please fix an appointment to Consult over Phone.
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Hi! I am a 33 years old married woman. I have got married before 3 years almost. My husband loves me a lot. He is very loyal to me. But if he do a small thing against my wish I got angry on him while I know its wrong and I increase that matter so much that my husband hurts by this. Every Time its my mistake. I want to control myself but I can not. I am helpless at this issue. I know I am wrong but I do that wrong and after that I feel guilt and deep down in my heart. But it was too late to resolve it. I think its a sycho problem. Pls help me out. I do not have any otherdisease. I am working woman and satisfied with my job.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
It appears that you have become very possessive about your husband. It also appears to me that he is taking all this because he loves you a lot. Next time something like this happens, and if you don't like something he has done, then instead of getting angry, try to tell him openly that you don't like it and also give him a chance to explain his view about it. It may not be very easy for you to change your behaviour but you need to try hard. Otherwise, after some time, your husband will start giving it back to you and then you will repent. Please remember that, if you want to have a healthy and loving relationship you need to be flexible. You cannot be dictating all the time. If you try to have things your way, all the time, you are sure to this harm your relationship. So please be very careful. If you wish, please talk to a counsellor who will help you to understand your feelings and will also help you to manage these feelings. Take care.
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I am 27 years old, I always feel that everything in sacking like happen in earthquake, and it is happening from the time earthquake happen two or three time in kolkata, whenever I concentrate to my mind, I feel a kind of vibration, but actually it not happen, I am wondering why its happening to me, so please help me out.

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 am 27 years old, I always feel that everything in sacking like happen in earthquake, and it is happening from the t...
Dear, this is due to obsession. You are scared, of course. There are many more people out there who also experienced earth quake like you. Talk to them and they also have same feeling like you. Ignore it. Take care.
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