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Dr. Meenakshi

General Physician, Chennai

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Dr. Meenakshi General Physician, Chennai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Meenakshi is a renowned General Physician in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Meenakshi at US Health Care in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Meenakshi on Lybrate.com.

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Sir I have piles problem since only 15 days. I seem it is starting problem. In this one or two drops of blood come out with a little pain. Can it be cured permanently by allopathic or homeopathic? If I can be then please tell me medicines for it please.

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Dear lybrate user, you should take the following medications as directed:- 1) 5 drops of homoeopathic sulphur 200 once in a week. 2) 5 drops of homoeopathic aesculus hip 30 at early morning daily before brushing teeth 3) 5 drops of homoeopathic podophyllum 30 before going to bath daily. 4) 5 drops of homoeopathic hamamelis 30, just one hour before dinner daily. If you experience bleeding during stool then you need to carry on the following home-therapy:- i) pour about 50ml of liquid betadine in a tub of lukewarm water & stir it until it is mixed. Ii) sit inside that tub of lukewarm water in a squatting position so that the betadine mixed water can come in contact with the point of bleeding. Iii) maintain this position for at least 30 minutes daily. Follow the aforesaid rules & continue the aforesaid medication for one month.

What are the symptoms of fever?

MBBS
General Physician
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What are the symptoms of fever?
fever is the reaction of the body caused by various reasons Severe headache. Severe throat swelling. Unusual skin rash, especially if the rash rapidly worsens. Unusual sensitivity to bright light. Stiff neck and pain when you bend your head forward. Mental confusion.

Doctor, I am suffering from acidity problem ,burning in stomach, chest and throat. What should I take to cure this problem ?

MBBS
General Physician
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Doctor, I am suffering from acidity problem ,burning in stomach, chest and throat. What should I take to cure this pr...
1.Take bland diet, Avoid foods which cause acidity like spicy, oily, fatty and junk foods, onion, garlic, citrus fruit like orange grape, lemon, tomato, cucumber, raddish, vinegar, pickle etc 2.Have proper Breakfast, Don’t skip or postpone your meal, Take home made food, Avoid food and water from outside, 3.Eat food slowly, don’t rush, take smaller meals at frequent intervals like 5-6 meals per day, and don't overeat. Limit fluid intake during meal4.Drink plenty of water (8-10 glass daily). Take your meal regularly and timely. Avoid fasting, Don’t skip your breakfast. 5. Stop smoking, consumption of alcohol and tobacco, excess tea or coffee, carbonated drinks if you are having,6. Avoid stress, have adequate rest, sleep for 7-8 hours daily in night, go for regular exercise, practice yoga/meditation 7. Take one tablet of pan40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days .8.Consult Gastro enterologist for further advice.

I am a diabetic patient and my creatine is 2.8 and urea is 68 please suggest some good medicines for controlling the same.

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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Primary requirement is strict blood sugar control. If that is achieved and if you have high bp that also should be controlled. To reduce creatinine reduce protein in take to 0.6 g per kg. Most important is absolute sugar control.

MD - Consultant Physician, MBBS
General Physician
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Headache is a common reason for patients to seek medical attention. We see so many online queries on headache. If you are suffering from headaches, read this article because, understanding your problem can help you solving it.
There are many causes of headache, and if correctly diagnosed and treated , you may become ?Headache? free.

Common Causes Of Headaches:

Migraine
Tension Type Headache
Idiopathic Stabbing
Cluster Headache
Exertional Headache
Systemic infection
Sinusitis
Head Injury
Vascular Disorders
Subarachnoid Haemorrhage
Brain Tumour
The patient who presents with a new, severe headache have causes that may be different from patient with recurrent headaches over many years.

People frequently ask me to get imaging of brain done to rule out the cause of headache. They have special attraction for MRI and CT Scans. But not every headache requires investigations. But there are headaches which require investigations. Let us understand , when a headache requires immediate attention.

Headache Symptoms that Suggest a Serious Underlying Disorder :

Worst headache ever
First severe headache
Headache worsening over days or weeks
Associated with Neurological Deficit
Fever or unexplained systemic signs
Vomiting preceding headache
Pain induced by bending, lifting, cough
Pain that disturbs sleep or presents immediately upon awakening
Known systemic illness
Onset after age 55
Pain associated with local tenderness, e.G, region of temporal artery
If you have any of these symptoms, you need to have a doctor consultation as soon as possible.

Now, let us read about two most common types of headaches, i.E Migraine and Tension type headache that we see in clinical practice.

Migraine :

Migraine, a very common cause of headache, more commonly affects women than men. It is usually an episodic headache which is usually unilateral (on one side of head) and is associated with certain features like:

Nausea (Feeling of vomiting)
Photophobia (Sensitivity to light)
Phonophobia (Sensitivity to sound)
Light-headedness
Scalp tenderness
Vomiting, Nausea (Feeling of vomiting)
Visual disturbances
Paresthesias (tingling sensations)
Vertigo
Alteration of consciousness
Diarrhea
Seizure
Confusion
People having migraine, usually during acute attacks, prefer to be alone and don?t want any sound, light, want to sleep in dark room.

Acute attacks are usually triggered by some stimulants called as ?triggers? which are commonly following :

Bright lights
Sounds
Hunger
Stress
Exertion
Hormonal fluctuations during menses
Lack of or excess sleep
Alcohol, Wine, Cheese or other chemical stimulation
Patients should try to notice their triggers and should do life-style adjustments to avoid them.

How to Deal with Migraines?

Patients having migraine should seek a medical consultation. There are drugs which are given to terminate acute attacks of migraine, as well as to prevent them.
They should have a fix routine of sleeping like from 10 pm to 6 am. They should not sleep for more than 30 min during daytime, as excessive sleeping during day time would cause problem in falling asleep during nighttime, leading to disturbance of sleep cycle and precipitation of migraine.
They should avoid wine, cheese, lemon.
Tension - Type Headache :

It is a chronic head-pain syndrome characterized by tight, band like discomfort. It is bilateral (means on both sides of head). The pain typically builds slowly, fluctuates in severity and may persist more or less continuously for many days. The headache may be episodic or chronic (present >15 days per month). It may be associated with sleep disturbances.

How to Deal with Tension Type Headache?

The pain can generally be managed with simple analgesics but should be taken under medical supervision as they have a long list of adverse effects. There are other drugs too, but can be given only under medical supervision.
Behavioral therapies including relaxation are also effective.
Patients with this type of headaches are advised to throw away their ?Headaches? to prevent the ?Headache? , means they should try to sort out the tension or problem that is causing the headache.

I have been detected with high blood sugar level from past 1 month n have not started with medications but am on strict diet and exercise. Its 245 fasting and 267 after food. No family history of diabetes. I am also suffering from hormone imbalance and PCOD and fibroids, can it be type 2 diabetes and can I avoid medicines and cure diabetes. Any remedy please.

MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician
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I have been detected with high blood sugar level from past 1 month n have not started with medications but am on stri...
Yes it is type 2 since you already have pcod, hope you r taking metformin. 1. Do regular exercise for 30 minutes daily like brisk walking 2. Reduce weight if overweight 3. Control diet a) avoid sweets, sugar/honey, full cream milk, milk product excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet like white bread, cereal, rice, pasta b) avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato, bakery item, processed food, c) include more fiber like pulse, green leafy vegetable, cucumber, tomato, legume. D) avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango, litchi, chickoo, grape etc. Can have fruits like guava, pineapple, papaya, orange, mousambi, strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, a handful of walnut daily (akhrot) e) avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/jowar/ragi, moong and chana dal. F) avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. G) avoid red meat. Take fish/chicken. H) avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink 4. Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting dietitian 5. Monitor your fasting, pp blood sugars monthly and hba1c six monthly.

What is meant by hepatitis? What are its various types, their causes and prevention? Also explain their treatment?

MBBS
General Physician
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1. Hepatitis is the Inflammation of liver 2. There are 5 types of Hepatitis-A, B, C, D, E, 3. Type A, B, C are common. 4. Cause A) vira l (A, B, C, D, E), B) Non viral- due to toxin/drug/alcohol/fatty liver/metabolic/auto immune. 5, Hepatitis A&E are due to faecal contamination of food, water. They don’t progress to chronic infection 6. Hepatitis B is due to contact with infected blood/blood product, sexual contact with infected person and from mother to child. 7. Hepatitis C is due to contact with blood, like sharing needle, unprotected sex, mother to foetus. Hepatitis 8. Hepatitis D is due to contact with infected blood like sharing of needle but infection occurs when individual is also affected with Hepatitis B 9. Jaundice due to Hepatitis A virus is common and is due to fecal contamination of food and water. It can be prevented by 1. Avoiding contaminated food and water from out side sources like junk food etc 2 Use purified drinking water and have warm home made food, 3. Avoid fly contamination of food 4, Properlyl wash your hands with soap and water before taking food 5. Wash vegetable, Fruit before consuming.

What are the causes, symptoms and treatment for dengue?

MBBS
General Physician
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What are the causes, symptoms and treatment for dengue?
Symptoms :- fever, bodyache, joint pain, soar throat, rigors . dengue fever is body reaction caused by a virus as a result of mosquito bite, it will help. welcome take tab dolo 1tab sos, keep watch on platelet count and any source of any bleeding from any part of the body,it will help. Welcome

What are the symptom for dengue fever?

General Physician
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What are the symptom for dengue fever?
Fever, rashes, body pain, eye pain, abdominal pain, bleeding , joint pain are the symptoms of dengue.

Sir my daughtier have migraine disease problem she is getting very much head paining and she always disturb from study.

cc USG, MBBS
General Physician
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Sir my daughtier have migraine disease problem she is getting very much head paining and she always disturb from study.
I am giving some health tips for Migraine headache •1.You can turn off light for some time •Hot packs and heating pads can relax tense muscles. •3.Warm showers or baths may have a similar effect. •4.You can take Tea or coffee( but not excess) 5.Sleep well Here are some tips to encourage sound sleep. Establish regular sleep hours. •Minimize distractions. •Your eating habits can influence your migraines. •Be consistent. Eat at about the same time every day. Don't skip meals. Fasting increases the risk of migraines Avoid foods that trigger migraines Meditation This problem can be solved by Meditation, i can give you address of rajyoga meditation center near your house Consult Physician/me for further management

I was prescribed by the Dr. To take insulin-18/22units daily still my sugar level remains higher. I used to walk more than 10000 steps daily. Please suggest. Me additional steps to be taken.

MBBS
General Physician
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I  was prescribed by the Dr. To take insulin-18/22units daily still my sugar level remains higher. I used to walk mor...
The dose of insulin has to be modified depending on blood sugar report.Consult physician with fresh report

My father had an aortic valve replacement on 26 th march 2015. And after the surgery from 31st march onwards he is facing some obstruction while urination. He says urination is not free flow as before.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS - Urology, MBBS
Urologist
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Dear , I am sure he must have been catheterised at the time of surgery. If so infection is likely. So get a urine examination done. If no pus cells found then he must have enlarged prostate and i. V. Fluids must have precipitated weak flow of urine. In that case alpha blockers should be started if he is retaining urine after urination. At the same time see that he is not constipated as many patients develop constipation after surgery due to bedridden state and painkillers. Dr. Kiran mehta.

I am suffering from mild fever from 3 days. Is it dengue or viral? What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician
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I am suffering from mild fever from 3 days. Is it dengue or viral? What should I do?
1.Take paracetamol 500mg, one tablet sos upto a maximum of three tablets daily after food 2.Drink plenty of water 3.Take rest 4. If no relief do blood examination like CBC, Widal/ Typhidot test, Blood for mp and Dengue antigen(NS1) test after consulting doctor5. Consult for further advice

Sir I cannot sleep at night properly. What is the cause of it and please tell me a medicine of it.

MBBS
General Physician
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Sir I cannot sleep at night properly. What is the cause of it and please tell me a medicine of it.
it can be due to stress,anxiety,improper sleeping habits. do not sleep in afternoon. do not carry your work or laptop or videogames to bed. finish dinner 1hr before bed time. go for long walk before sleep or take a warm shower to relax yourself. retire to bed early.switch off lights and have minimum noise and disturbance. take sleep inducing medicines for few days if nothing works.

My mother age 55 has a very simple diet without any spices but still she suffers from stomach pain and diarrhea very frequently. Or sometimes she gets an attack of severe acidity with stomach bloated and continued reflux. Please suggest the remedy.

MBBS
General Physician
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My mother age 55 has a very simple diet without any spices but still she suffers from stomach pain and diarrhea very ...
1.Take bland diet, Avoid foods which cause acidity like spicy, oily, fatty and junk foods, onion, garlic, citrus fruit like orange grape, lemon, tomato, cucumber, raddish, vinegar, pickle etc 2.Have proper Breakfast, Don’t skip or postpone your meal, Take home made food, Avoid food and water from outside, 3.Eat food slowly, don’t rush, take smaller meals at frequent intervals like 5-6 meals per day, and don't overeat. Limit fluid intake during meal4.Drink plenty of water (8-10 glass daily). Take your meal regularly and timely. Avoid fasting, Don’t skip your breakfast. 5. Stop smoking, consumption of alcohol and tobacco, excess tea or coffee, carbonated drinks if you are having,6. Avoid stress, have adequate rest, sleep for 7-8 hours daily in night, go for regular exercise, practice yoga/meditation 7. Take one tablet of pan40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days .8.Consult Gastro enterologist for further advice.

How to identify type one and type 2 diabetes what are the test and where I can do it in pune.

Dietitian/Nutritionist
Dietitian/Nutritionist
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How to identify type one and type 2 diabetes what are the test and where I can do it in pune.
This is a right questions because you should aware about the difference in between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occur in children. In this diabetes insulin inharrent to secrets by beta cell of pancreas so artificial insulin injected to the patient. Type 2 diabetes occur in adults mainly. In this diabetes insulin secret but not in sufficient amount by pancreas so first you can control by medication. Everyone can be prone to develop diabetes due to life style change, heridritry or obesity. These are the causeing factors to developing diabetes.

Which type drinking water is perfect? Please advice.

MBBS
General Physician
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Which type drinking water is perfect? Please advice.
Filtered water like kent reverse osmosis (ro) water purifier. When traveling, use bisleri water only, or carry filtered water from home.

I am feeling a pain in throat. what to do.?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist
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I am feeling a pain in throat. what to do.?
are you currently taking any medication? do prevent a sore throat infection, a sore throat (pharyngitis) is normally a symptom of a bacterial or viral infection, such as the common cold. In around a third of cases, no cause for the sore throat can be found. If you have a sore throat, you may also have: swollen tonsils (tonsillitis), enlarged and tender glands in your neck, discomfort when swallowing, I am a general physician who will prescribe you an appropriate treatment plan for your case, do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.

Iam suffering from fever and cough since thursday. And my spit is little dense. How would I know it is malaria fever or other.

cc USG, MBBS
General Physician
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Iam suffering from fever and cough since thursday. And my spit is little dense. How would I know it is malaria fever ...
Follow advises given below 1.Take proper rest 2.lot of fluids and proper home made diet. 3.warm Saline gargles twice a day for 2-3 days. Take tablet paracetamol 500 mg after food (If No Drug Allergy) as and when required for fever more than 99 f (maximum 3 tablets with gap of 8 hr can be taken in a day) for 3 days Consult Physician/me for further management
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