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Dr. Kavitha

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I am 60 years old having problem of vocal cord palsy, as a result my voice become hoarse. Please suggest best medicines.

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Delhi
How do you know you have vocal cord palsy? what was the reason for that? there is no medicine for it only surgery can help u.
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My son he is 13 year old had speaking disorder stammering how to solve this disorder.

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 Anamika, Stammering is "speaking with sudden involuntary pauses and a tendency to repeat the initial letters of words" or "say something with difficulty, repeating the initial letters of words and with sudden involuntary pauses". Stammering could be due to two reasons. One. Vocal chord misalignment. Two. Psychological performance anxiety. First of all you should consult an ENT Specialist and evaluate your vocal chords. If there is problem, ENT specialist will be able to correct it. If there is no problem with your vocal chords, You should consult a psychologist for stammer therapy. Take care.
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Hi i am from Bathinda punjab, since 2014 I am suffering from high bp (150/90. I consulted with many doctors some of them suggested me some blood tests like lipid profile test, uric acid, cbc, thyroid test and ecg also but all reports were normal. I am also facing problems while sleeping. Is it due to stress or depression. Please tell me the real reason.

MD - General Medicine, PG Diploma Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Mohali
Hi i am from Bathinda punjab, since 2014 I am suffering from high bp (150/90. I consulted with many doctors some of t...
Yes it can be due to stress depending on you lifestyle. I advise you daily walk for 30 mins, low salt intake, avoid spicy and junk food.
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I am 32 years old, mother of 2, from last few months, I feel depressed, my marriage life not happy, I broke down easily, and start crying. What to do. And also I have some dreams, that not fulfill due to some reasons, I know reasons but haven't control on me. Always feeling sad?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 32 years old, mother of 2, from last few months, I feel depressed, my marriage life not happy, I broke down easi...
Yes, you do sound depressed and it seems for good reasons too even though you have not elaborated them. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved. Do go for marriage counseling too and discuss some of your​ dreams to see if they can be partially at least fulfilled.
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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
The following mental disorder is not necessarily "MADNESS"

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common, chronic disorder characterized by long-lasting anxiety that is not focused on any one object or situation. Those suffering from generalized anxiety disorder experience non-specific persistent fear and worry, and become overly concerned with everyday matters.

Generalized anxiety disorder is "characterized by chronic excessive worry accompanied by three or more of the following symptoms: restlessness, fatigue, concentration problems, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep disturbance. Generalized anxiety disorder is the most common anxiety disorder to affect older adults. Anxiety can be a symptom of a medical or substance abuse problem, and medical professionals must be aware of this. A diagnosis of GAD is made when a person has been excessively worried about an everyday problem for six months or more. A person may find that they have problems making daily decisions and remembering commitments as a result of lack of concentration/preoccupation with worry. Appearance looks strained, with increased sweating from the hands, feet, and axillae and they may be tearful, which can suggest depression. Before a diagnosis of anxiety disorder is made, physicians must rule out drug-induced anxiety and other medical causes.

In children GAD may be associated with headaches, restlessness, abdominal pain, and heart palpitations. Typically it begins around 8 to 9 years of age.

Please consult a psychologist for psycho therapy based treatment at a first step.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

MD
Psychiatrist,
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
Losing someone close does affect life, which is called normal grief reaction. However if it has affected the life that even after 6 months you are not able to return back to your usual routine with effect on biological functions i. E sleep and appetite disturbances, also low mood which is sustained and you are not able to enjoy anything, then you should seek help. Suggest you to talk to the people in your family.
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I am 39 years old male. I am in the process of divorce (mutual consent). Some time I am unable to get deep sleep during night. Some disturbances are there every one or two hours during night sleep by the way of thoughts. Is it normal in this period? How to avoid it? What shall I do? How to free my mind.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
I am 39 years old male. I am in the process of divorce (mutual consent). Some time I am unable to get deep sleep duri...
Please seek help from a psychologist. You definitely need help through this phase of life. You need to make a new beginning and getting out of past would be extremely difficult and may leave lifelong scars. So, if you can afford, start seeing a psychologist immediately.
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I am way too depressed to do anything. I want to forget somethings in life. It is difficult moving on. It makes me feel miserable and helpless. I have not intentions of hurting myself but when I get too much into stuff that is bothering me I loose control. My anger is on its peak and I seem to be quite helpless about that too. And I know at this point I need help and I won't be able to survive like this miserable for long.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am way too depressed to do anything. I want to forget somethings in life. It is difficult moving on. It makes me fe...
5 Ways to Fight Depression If you feel depressed, it's best to do something about it — depression doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting help from a doctor or therapist, here are 5 things you can do to feel better. 1.Exercise. Take a 15- to 30-minute brisk walk every day — or dance, jog, or bike if you prefer. People who are depressed may not feel much like being active. In addition to getting aerobic exercise, some yoga poses can help relieve feelings of depression. Two other aspects of yoga — breathing exercises and meditation — can also help people with depression feel better. 2.Nurture yourself with good nutrition. Depression can affect appetite. One person may not feel like eating at all, but another might overeat. Proper nutrition can influence a person's mood and energy. So eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and get regular meals (even if you don't feel hungry, try to eat something light, like a piece of fruit, to keep you going). 3.Identify troubles, but don't dwell on them. Try to identify any situations that have contributed to your depression. When you know what's got you feeling blue and why, talk about it with a caring friend. Talking is a way to release the feelings and to receive some understanding. 4. Express yourself. With depression, a person's creativity and sense of fun may seem blocked. Exercise your imagination (painting, drawing, doodling, sewing, writing, dancing, composing music, etc.) and you not only get those creative juices flowing, you also loosen up some positive emotions. Take time to play with a friend or a pet, or do something fun for yourself. Find something to laugh about — a funny movie, perhaps. Laughter helps lighten your mood. 5. Try to notice good things. Depression affects a person's thoughts, making everything seem dismal, negative, and hopeless. If depression has you noticing only the negative, make an effort to notice the good things in life. Try to notice one thing, then try to think of one more. Consider your strengths, gifts, or blessings. Most of all, don't forget to be patient with yourself. Depression takes time to heal. If you are happy with these answers please click on "useful” link so that I can know my efforts are not wasted. If you want more clarifications or prescription for medicines consult me on this site to ask me directly and not in open questions session It's not easy to say exactly what causes depression and anxiety – it's different for everyone. Sometimes a difficult time in you or your mates' life can set off depression or anxiety, sometimes it's caused by a combination of things that has built up over time and sometimes, there's just no obvious cause at all.
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Lossy noise and lightly fever and body pain through 4 days please give suggestions for medicine.

MBBS
General Physician,
Lossy noise and lightly fever and body pain through 4 days please give suggestions for medicine.
You may be having viral fever due to change of weather condition dobwarm saline gargle regularly have homemade freshly prepared lemon juice which is rich in vitamin c thereby increasing your body autoimmune system which prevents infection. In the mean time you can have a tab paracetamol or calpol. It will be alright.

What are the symptoms of depression and what are the health side effect of depression.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
What are the symptoms of depression and what are the health side effect of depression.
It is almost one and the same question: The symptoms and effects are the same. What Are Symptoms of Depression? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, symptoms of depression may include the following: • Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions • Fatigue and decreased energy • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness • Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism • Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping • Irritability, restlessness • Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, includingsex • Overeating or appetite loss • Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment • Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" feelings • Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts
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If a person is under tremendous stress and panic plus he is scared at time of blood test especially cbc test. So is it possible that due to his mental state increase in hemoglobin and hematocrit can be seen in test results. I mean can persons emotion affect test results temporary.

MBBS
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
If a person is under tremendous stress and panic plus he is scared at time of blood test especially cbc test. So is i...
Yes of course it can. Stress can affect haemoglobin/ haematocrit in both ways. Acute stress can cause temporary elevation of haematocrit value. Again chronic longstanding anxiety can cause reduction of the same. Apart from that; haematocrit can vary due to many reasons i.e environmental temparature, day night cycle, food intake etc. So it is better to repeat the test to confirm the presense of any other pathology.
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Mere boy ka nature irritable hai baat-2 per angry karta hai. Active nahi hai 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
Dear lybrate user. Anger and aggression are emotions and when emotions come, it should be vent out. Advice him to go for psychological counselling. Take care.
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He loves me but I feel we have differences in thoughts and should not get married. What should we do about it?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
No two people have or are expected to have the same thoughts. That is the beauty of relationships: the different perspectives add spice to life. It would be extremely boring, if you had the same thoughts. These differences though must help bring strength to your collective minds. If you are trying to control his mind, and failing in your effort, then you don?t need him, you need a robot. You must learn to appreciate the thinking to see and understand the other person?s mind. If you are getting into arguments on this front, stop it by ?agreeing to disagree. No problem then. Male and female brains differ, and that?s what attracts the opposite sexes. If these differences become points of contention, something is wrong in your concept of relationship and your expectations of each other. I can understand that sometimes these can cause conflict but not enough to call off the marriage. Do talk about all this with your partner and explain what is bothering you. You can easily thrash it out and have a conducive approach to these situations. Remember that the cardinal catalyst to any relationship of two or more people is communication ? which is a free, open sharing of your thoughts. It seems that you both have to do some work about understanding of marriage. Visit a marriage counselor, attend premarital counseling and iron out these anomalies soon. Where love is present, everything and anything is welcome expect abuse.
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I feel like having sex after seeing female with exposing asserts. Like breasts, navel cleavage. How can I control my feelings.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I feel like having sex after seeing female with exposing asserts. Like breasts, navel cleavage. How can I control my ...
Please Avoid listening erotica, avoid sexual thoughts and fantasies, avoid porns totally Do meditation regularly before going to sleep Read good books daily Do yogasanas and pranayam daily Go for morning and evening walk daily with relaxed mind Take Bufo rana Q Liquid Homeopathic medicine 15 drops in 50 ml water once a day for 45 days.
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I'm 23 years old .Few months back I have suffered from anxiety and depression. But now I am completely ok. Recently I am diagnosed with urine infection and I used some medicine and the problem has gone but now I am suffering from throat infection. Does anxiety and depression weakened my immunity power? Why I am frequently getting infections? I am feeling very tired and Drowsy .Is there any problem with my immunity? How to boost my immunity?

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
I'm 23 years old .Few months back I have suffered from anxiety and depression. But now I am completely ok. Recently I...
Hi, You would have not given much importance to your health during the anxiety and depression period and as a result your immunity also has decreased since you have not taken proper food, vegetables and fruits required to your body. Now start giving importance to your health firstly, drink as much water you can every day, take tender coconut, multigrains in some form or the other, fruits and vegetables also. Definitely you will become fit. Take care. Be healthy. With regards,
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Is there is a way to clean your lungs . For a person smoking . Or a doctor can do it.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time.
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My husband is 32 year. Now facing mood swing problem in working time like dream, old memories, flash back. And we have done mri. Some minor thickness on rt. Brain side but dr, said that its not a big issue it is a migraine aura and give medicine. But what is the treatment of mood swing? neurologist said its not a psychological problem.

D.P.M, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Its is psychological problem, symptoms you mentioned are present in stress related conditions, depression, and anxiety disorders please contact psychiatrist for detailed evaluation mri finding are normal.
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He loves to talk to girls but their is a insecure hesitation due which make him fear to talk to someone opposite sex. What he do.Please tell.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
He loves to talk to girls but their is a insecure hesitation due which make him fear to talk to someone opposite sex....
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of mimulus + 3 drops of aspen. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach.
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How to recognise mood disorder , My parents and peers criticize me by saying that if you have any disorder than you won't be able to eat food, you won't be able to laugh or enjoy comedy show, so what basically is the mood disorder. I eat food ,laugh at jokes but I get irritating thoughts while working or doing any work, am I lazy but I don't have any desire to achieve something in life ,I read self help books but still there is no burning desire in me to achieve something ,I tried many things but still I don't feel the fire in me and my self esteem and confidence is poor as I have not achieved anything ,please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
How to recognise mood disorder ,
My parents and peers criticize me by saying that if you have any disorder than you w...
I think your parents and peers are wrong if they do not have this information about what is going on internally. This is exactly what happens when you are depressed, mildly. If it becomes severe you may not be able to enjoy life like you are doing now. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation and you could stave off the severe depression later on: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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Sir mai sigrate peeta hu aur chodna chata hoo iske lia kya karna hoga pls mune batana.

Nutritionist, Diploma In Cosmeto Dermatology , BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
if you have the desire to quit than its quite possible.there are medicines in homoeopathy which will deviate or curb your desire to smoke
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