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Dr. Mrs. Renuka Ashwin

Psychologist, Chennai

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Dr. Mrs. Renuka Ashwin Psychologist, Chennai
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Dr. Mrs. Renuka Ashwin is a trusted Psychologist in Ambikapuram, Chennai. He is currently practising at Jeevan Women Care Clinic in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Mrs. Renuka Ashwin on Lybrate.com.

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I am a student pursuing undergraduate 3 year I had problem with sex when a beautiful lady saw and I want to do sex with him so that I am unable to concentrate on studies so please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Sexual urges and fantasies are common in this age, u cant do sex with the beautiful lady, unless she also wishes. Max, u can masturbate thinking of her, this is the healthy for of sexual outlet for ur urges. Dont ignore ur studies and career always thinking of her
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5 Tips for a Happy & Healthy Mind

Masters of Philosphy, Master of Science, Bachelor of Sciences
Psychologist, Kolkata
5 Tips for a Happy & Healthy Mind
5 Tips for a Happy & Healthy Mind


by Caroline Rushforth
July 26, 2012 3:39 PM
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What kind of information do you like to fill your mind with? Do you find yourself constantly reading cheap or free newspapers only to find there is a terrible story in it that upsets you? Or perhaps you get caught up in other people’s opinions and conversations and find yourself agreeing to things that you actually don’t agree with!

Did you know that you are heavily influenced by the people you surround yourself with on a regular basis? In fact, you pick up behaviors, mannerisms, opinions, beliefs and oodles of other information that your brain unconsciously absorbs, resulting in similar behaviors.

If you want to make a change, grow or break a habit or routine, look to your environment - the people around you, where you work, what you read and how you speak to yourself. All have significant influences on what you are internalizing, and have an impact on how you live your life. Here are five tips on keeping a healthy mind to help you on your way!

1. Meditation/Mindfulness

We read about the profound effects that meditation has on our mind, but how many of you actually do it on a daily basis? I used to be a complete fidget bum in my early 20s, and the thought of staying still for longer than a minute was catastrophic! It was certainly challenging, but I practiced and persevered and now find it pretty effortless if I give myself enough time to relax. I do have to make time every evening to relax and clear my mind before I can go to sleep, or else I won’t sleep well! Of course, first thing in the morning is also a great time to meditate. When you meditate, you are giving your mind time to clear, reformat itself for all the new information that is going to be taken in the following day, or day ahead.

2. Media

As important as it is to be aware of what is going on in the world, the media is very centered on pain and negativity. This fuels pessimism, and ideally it’s best to avoid subjecting your mind to it regularly. There is no point in being stressed or worried about something you have limited control over; it’s a pointless waste of energy. Also, beware of brainwashing; all is not necessarily as it seems, and the media are great at exaggerating and bending the truth. If you want to make a difference to the world in some way, you could seek out some voluntary work or donate to a charity.

3. Surround yourself with people who give you opportunities to grow.

There is a metaphor which I love to use to describe letting go of old friends or relationships that are no longer useful to us. I like to call them “Old Potatoes.” If you can let go of some Old Potatoes, you can make way for New Potatoes. Friendships and relationships are based on love, and love is energy. When the frequencies change, you will find that particular friends and relationships may drop away, or you don’t feel you have anything in common with them any longer. If you continue to hold on to relationships which no longer serve you, they sap your energy resources or distract you from focussing your mind. Holding on to Old Potatoes blocks the doorway to gaining new ones. Don’t be afraid to let go if you feel the time is right; you will find that new opportunities will arise as a result. You never know who that next amazing person/teacher/friend/lover/mentor is going to be!

4. Eat healthy

Of course, eating healthy and staying hydrated are really important for brain function. I have spent many years discovering what my body likes and dislikes, and it’s taken me years to change habits and routines. But, I feel so much better for cutting down on wheat, dairy, caffeine and sugar. All of these things affect how I think and how my body feels. Of course, the experience is different for everyone, which is why only you know what your body needs and would benefit from eliminating. You can experiment by cutting out a certain food or drink for as short as a week if you suspect that your body is rejecting it. The turnaround time is normally five days to completely flush it out of your system.

5. Spend your time doing something you LOVE!

The most important thing of all is to ensure you spend time doing a hobby or activity you love. When we participate in doing something we love, we radiate so many positive emotions, all magnetizing out into the universe to bring you back more joy and happiness. So many people get stuck in a rut and lose focus on what is important and brings them pleasure. Find something you love to do, and do it daily.
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I am 26 years male having a good lifestyle and no addiction of smoking, drinking or coffee but I have a headache for short duration of time everyday and I am unable to get sleep.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 26 years male having a good lifestyle and no addiction of smoking, drinking or coffee but I have a headache for ...
If you have recurrent attack of headache1. It could be a tension headache due to anxiety/stress, depression inadequate sleep, low bp/high bp, migraine, prolonged use of cell phone/computer, chronic anaemia, refractive error, chronic sinusitis, organic brain lesion 2. Avoid stress, physical and mental exertion, have adequate sound sleep for 7-8 hours daily in the night 3. Go for regular exercise 4. Practice yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 5. Check for refractive error, sinusitis hemoglobin, bp 6. Avoid prolonged use of cell phone/computer 7. Consult neurologist to rule out other causes of headache, if required take a ct scan of head to exclude any brain lesion 8. If it is migraine you have to take migraine prophylactic drug after consulting neurologist.
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I am married male 42 years old with 2 kids don't have a job from last 10 months financially very burdened feeling like ending life very much depressed please help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am married male 42 years old with 2 kids don't have a job from last 10 months financially very burdened feeling lik...
These things happen in life and you must face them with determination. Initially, many difficulties in life look impossible to resolve and the future can appear very bleak. But nothing lasts forever, and in a few months you may get a job and feel that all these pressures were transient, and that it what problems are really: none of them last forever, thankfully. Life is a gift and as such we must behave and treat it with love. Many who are not spiritually sound feel empty and lonely and want to get rid of their life at any whim and fancy. Take it seriously to respect it but live life with gusto even when it is difficult. In other words be positive every time. Please reach out to a counselor or confidant and share your burdens to feel relief. Cut some corners to affect a little saving for the time being.
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What happens if type 2 diabetes is not controlled and the sugar levels are very high? What happens when the blood sugar is suddenly decreased or increased? Do the sugar levels increase by stress or tension or unbalanced food is the only cause? What could a person do to maintain a normal sugar level?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
Endocrinologist, Faridabad
What happens if type 2 diabetes is not controlled and the sugar levels are very high? What happens when the blood sug...
High sugar can damage heart nerves kidney eyes etc. Low sugar can cause convulsions and loss of consciousness. Keep sugar under proper control.
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Hi i am having lack of confidence & negative for most of the persons. Please help

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, de addiction
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Hi i am having lack of confidence & negative for most of the persons.  Please help
Hi I can understand your worry. This can be a symptom of depression or anxiety or a substance addiction. You need to undergo detailed evaluation and later treatment in the form of counselling of psychotherapy. Thank you.
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There is a huge prblm for me, when I eat something of any outsider, I cn't eat properly, when I talk, it jst stammered.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take bc no. 25, 5 tabs twice daily and alpha liv, 2 tsp, once daily after dinner. Take plenty of water at frequent intervals. You are advised to join the speech therapy classes for the stammering issue. Repeat those words on which you stammer, means words which are not clear and don't hesitate after some time if you practice well then your speech will become better.
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How to Overcome Snoring

MBBS, D.P.H
General Physician, Gurgaon
How to Overcome Snoring

1. Loose weight. Can reduce fatty tissue in the back of the throat and decrease or even stop snoring.

2. Exercise can also help to stop snoring. As well aiding weight loss, exercising your arms, legs, and abs, for example, also leads to toning the muscles in your throat, which in turn can lead to less snoring.

3. Quit smoking. Smoking irritates the membranes in the nose and throat which can block the airways and cause snoring.

4. Avoid alcohol, sleeping pills, and sedatives because they relax the muscles in the throat and interfere with breathing.

5. Establish regular sleep patterns. Create a healthy bedtime ritual with your partner and stick to it.

6. Clear nasal passages. If you have a stuffy nose, rinse sinuses with saline before bed. If you have allergies, reduce dust mites and pet dander in your bedroom or use an allergy medication. Pt nasoclear nasal drop inboth nostril before sllep.

7. Keep bedroom air moist. Dry air can irritate membranes in the nose and throat, so if swollen nasal tissues are the problem, a humidifier may help.

8. Change your sleeping position. Elevating your head four inches may ease breathing and encourage your tongue and jaw to move forward. Sleep on your side instead of your back.

 9. Try an anti-snoring mouth appliance.

10 throat exercises to prevent snoring

A. Repeat each vowel (a-e-i-o-u) out loud for three minutes a few times a day

B. Place the tip of your tongue behind your top front teeth. Slide your tongue backwards for three minutes a day.

C. Close your mouth and purse your lips. Hold for 30 seconds.

D. With mouth open, move jaw to the right and hold for 30 seconds. Repeat on left side.

E. With mouth open, contract the muscle at the back of your throat repeatedly for 30 seconds.

 

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Hi doctor, I was in a relationship with a boy since 3 years , he was such a good friend of mine before n best mate to be with, now he is pushing me away he says my behavior hurts him n he can't tolerate it in his parents or not ready to accept our relationship n he hates me n blames me for his mental disturbance but I am not able to believe it that he is hating me n doesn't want me anymore, I believe he loves me but he doesn't what should I do how could I overcome this I really love him can't let him go how could I forget him or live.Please tell.

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 cannot accept his present behavior. This happens just because you are in love with him. You got cheated and your mind could not accept the cheating. Accepting is the key. Inability to accept and refusal to accept are two different attitudes. You know there is no reversal to this situation. You have to take revenge. Forget him, marry another person, live well and show your boy friend that you are capable and can live without him. You can do it. Take care.
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I am 25 year old I am having insomnia problem. I am not able to remember well. I want to boost up my memory. Sometimes I am bewildered too. I am often having leg pain, Tried all most to every doctor. And its like jitna muh utni baat. please help me. Thank youRegardsAnonymous.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
I am 25 year old I am having insomnia problem. I am not able to remember well. I want to boost up my memory. Sometime...
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Hello sir My daughter short type memory she learn chapter after sometime his mind blankwhat I can do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, give her Bacopa monnn.1x, 2 tabs twice daily. ask her to do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. revert me after 1 month.
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Sir I have suffering from mental die so in this case please help me sir for good self sir please help me sir.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Sir I have suffering from mental die so in this case please help me sir for good self sir please help me sir.
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of rock rose + 3 drops of mimulus + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of aspen. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.
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Sir my hubby hvng early discharge. He is not interested in foreplay and after ply. I ask him to do forply bt he said m nt interested he only do intercourse leads m nt satisfied evrytym. He smokes thrice or twice a dy.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir my hubby hvng early discharge. He is not interested in foreplay and after ply. I ask him to do forply bt he said ...
The smoking is definitely not good for him. You may need to take him to a sexologist and also pursue the foreplay angle further. His premature ejaculation could be due to various reasons and unless that is explored with a sexologist we would be merely speculating. There is however one thing that can be done, if your husband is cooperative. But you can help him build confidence in its possibility i.e. that if he attempts sex a second time after half an hour or so his ejaculation will be a little delayed and if that can be done even a third time, it will be further delayed. But you need to coax him that that is possible and very gently entice him both physically and emotionally to go for it. Another alternative is for you to stimulate yourself before the act and prime yourself until you are very close to an orgasmic experience and then have the intercourse.
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I am 24 yrs old. i am pursuing engineering but in every semester i always prepare well but always get backlock. i have failed two time (repeated two years of engg.). now i gave my winter exam and again i failed in three subjects please help me i always work hard for my exam but again and again i fail. i am in highly depression give some solution.

dpm,dnb
Psychiatrist, Noida
I am  24 yrs old. i am pursuing engineering but in every semester i always prepare well but always get backlock. i ha...
Make notes, study with some friends, try jotting down points, sleep well before exams. Don't get into depression, as problems come, try facing and solving them. Life is full of hurdles, overcome those hurdles and be happy.
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General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Health tip to treat Depression without drugs :

Vitamin D:
Have your physician check your vitamin D level and supplement at least 2000IU of D3 or 15-20 minutes of sunlight daily. Optimal serum levels of 25(OH) Vitamin D should be 50-80 ng/ml.

Fish Oil:
Supplement omega-3 fatty acids with fish oil or eat wild salmon at least twice weekly. The brain is made up of fats and health ratios of omega 3: omega 6 fatty acids are absolutely essential to happy mood and healthy brain function.

Food Allergies:
Chronic inflammation from food sensitivities may play a role in causing symptoms of depression and anxiety. Keeping inflammation at bay is critical if you want great sleep and a happy mood! Gluten and other common foods may be causing hidden inflammation. I suggest trying the elimination of gluten, dairy and sugar for a minimum of 30 days to see if this plays a role in your mood.

Probiotics:
Unbalanced gut microbes can contribute to depression, too.

5HTP:
Aid your body's natural production of serotonin. A few essential ingredients for production of this "happy neurotransmitter" are 5HTP 100-150mg, vitamin B6 10-25mg, and Magnesium Citramate 250-500mg at bedtime.

Methyl-folate and B12:
Support methylation. Some patients respond well to sublingual methylcobalamin 2500-5000mcg and oral methyl-folate 1-5mg daily. Be sure to avoid processed cereals and breads which contain synthetic folic acid and may make mood worse.
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Hi I got 1 dream in last year and what the dream is came its happening in this year how its possible? Please advice

BHMS
Homeopath, pathankot
Hi I got 1 dream in last year and what the dream is came its happening in this year how its possible? Please advice
If its a good dream then let it happen why to worry about. In some people such sensitivities develops sometimes.
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LAUGHTER: THE BEST MEDICINE

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
LAUGHTER: THE BEST MEDICINE
If people understood the benefits of laughter and it could be packaged and sold in bottles, then it would sell the most. Laughter and humour is contagious and easy to make and use. It has many therapeutic benefits besides just enjoying a good joke. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress.

A. Laughter is good for your health:
1.Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
2.Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.
3.Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
4.Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

B. The link between laughter and mental health:
1.Laughter dissolves distressing emotions. You can’t feel anxious, angry, or sad when you’re laughing. You will feel lighter, happier and confident.
2.Laughter helps you relax and recharge. It reduces stress and increases energy, enabling you to stay focused and accomplish more. It has the capacity for a person to be in touch with the present and bounce back faster from problematic situations.
3.Humor shifts the perspective, allowing you to see situations in a less serious light. You will be able to see your own mistakes as errors of judgement, learn from them and move on. You will feel less anxiety and panic reducing your heart rate and muscle tensions.

Shared laughter is one of the most effective tools for keeping relationships fresh and exciting. All emotional sharing builds strong and lasting relationship bonds, but sharing laughter and play also adds joy, vitality, and resilience. And humor is a powerful and effective way to heal resentments, disagreements, and hurts. Laughter unites people during difficult times.

C. Humour improves your Social Relationships
Incorporating more humor and play into your daily interactions can improve the quality of your love relationships— as well as your connections with co-workers, family members, and friends. Using humor and laughter in relationships allows you to:
1.Be more spontaneous. Humor gets you out of your head and away from your troubles.
2.Let go of defensiveness. Laughter helps you forget judgments, criticisms, and doubts.
3.Release inhibitions. Your fear of holding back and holding on are set aside.
4.Express your true feelings. Deeply felt emotions are allowed to rise to the surface. Its easier for others to take constructive feedback when sandwiched between something light and positive.

D. Making opportunities to laugh together:
1.Watch a funny movie or TV show.
2.Go to a comedy club.
3.Read the funny pages.
4.Seek out funny people.
5.Share a good joke or a funny story.
6.Check out your bookstore’s humor section.
7.Host game night with friends.
8.Play with a pet.
9.Go to a “laughter yoga” class.
10.Fool around with children.
11.Do something silly.
12.Make time for fun activities (e.g. bowling, picnics, games)

However, it is important to keep in mind that you don’t laugh at someone or in their absence. Don’t resort to sarcasm and witticism, which is not clean humor and showing sensitivity towards other people’s sentiments. So take out your laughter arsenal and get ready to shoot.






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Hi. Im addicted to tobacco please suggest me how can I forgot this.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, (MRCPSYCH-UK)
Psychiatrist,
If you are an occasional smoker - with public messages, health awareness programs and your own doctor's advice, you can quit. If you are a regular smoker, motivational therapy with a trained psychotherapist or a psychiatrist and enormous will power will help you quit. If you are a diseased smoker, consult a de addiction psychiatrist at the earliest. He may give you anti-smoking medications and de addiction treatment.
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I have been smoking till today. I am 34 years and might be pregnant by mid of this month. What should I do to cut effects of smoking. Is it too late.

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Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
I have been smoking till today. I am 34 years and might be pregnant by mid of this month. What should I do to cut eff...
If you are an occasional smoker - with public messages, health awareness programs and your own doctors advice, you can quit. If you are a regular smoker, motivational therapy with a trained psychotherapist or a psychiatrist and enormous will power will help you quit. If you are a diseased smoker, consult a de addiction psychiatrist at the earliest. He may give you anti-smoking medications and de addiction treatment.
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