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Psychiatrist, Chennai

11 Years Experience
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Dr. P.P.Kannan is an experienced Psychiatrist in Egmore, Chennai. Doctor has been a practicing Psychiatrist for 11 years. Doctor is a qualified MD . You can meet Dr. P.P.Kannan personally at PP Kannan's Clinic in Egmore, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. P.P.Kannan and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Started smoking again? Now what !

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Started smoking again? Now what !

Having a small setback doesn't mean you're a smoker again. Most people try to quit smoking several times before they kick the habit for good. Identify the triggers or trouble spots you ran into and learn from your mistakes. 


    1. You're not a failure if you slip up. It doesn't mean you can't quit for good.
    2. Don't let a slip become a mudslide. Throw out the rest of the pack. It's important to get back on the non-smoking track now.
    3. Look back at your quit log and feel good about the time you went without smoking.
    4. Find the trigger. Exactly what was it that made you smoke again? decide how you will cope with that issue the next time it comes up.
    5. Learn from your experience. What has been most helpful? what didn't work?
    6. Are you using a medicine to help you quit? call your doctor if you start smoking again. Some medicines cannot be used if you are smoking at the same time.

I am 20 years old. I have a few days for exam and due to my lethargic condition I can't prepare properly. Previously I was on medication for depression for 6 months and for irregular menstrual cycle for 2 years. Now I am not taking any medicine. I don't feel healthy and that's hampering my studies. What can I do for this because I need a solution as soon as possible.

Certificate Course in Fitness Management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Faridabad
I am 20 years old. I have a few days for exam and due to my lethargic condition I can't prepare properly. Previously ...
Increase you liquid intake in the form of water, lemonade, fresh fruit juices and milk. Drink carrot juice, aloe vera juice, grape juice. Add ginger, cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, green (unripe) papaya, sesame seeds (with Jaggery), Apple Cider Vinegar and wheat grass to your diet. Also eat other seasonal fruits and vegetables and drink green tea 3 times day. REDUCE STRESS: Breathe away stress by doing yoga and breathing exercises and meditation in the morning. Also, do kapalbhati and anulom-vilom pranayama for 15 mins each. CHASTE BERRY: The best known hormone balancing herb for women, Chaste berry helps to regulate the female gynecological system. It works by normalizing the secretions of the pituitary gland, hypothalamus, and ovaries, which then appropriately signal to balance the endocrine system. Note – This herb is not recommended if you are taking any fertility drug. It should not be consumed during pregnancy. SHATAVARI: Shatavari is also known to restore the balance of hormones in women. Mix it with equal amount of Ashwagandha and take 1 teaspoon with warm milk at night daily.
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I am 26 years old. I have a problem when I wake up in the morning. There is a pain on whole body and Feeling a great weakness and after 1 hour I became comfortable. Please help me sir.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
I am 26 years old. I have a problem when I wake up in the morning. There is a pain on whole body and Feeling a great ...
You need yo improve on your diet and daily activity routine make it more active by adding sufficient activities and exercises and take a good 6 to 8 hrs sleep in the night exercises will solve your problems.
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I am male 26 year old, many time I feel sleeping be tension because I doing job and study so give me good suggest.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
I am male 26 year old, many time I feel sleeping be tension because I doing job and study so give me good suggest.
For tension relief sleep is ok. But excessive sleep leads to laziness loss of concentration in regular work. In sleeping time spend time outside. After work please meet friends and family share your office work and study things with your friends. After sharing the severity of the problems reduces then you relaxed then the next day you work properly you may not feel anytime tension. Tention reduced automatically your sleeping time also reduced so please make friendliness with others. Do not concentrate too much on studies and work. Both are important but too much leads to so many problems so be friendly be happy all the time best wishes.
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My testosterone level is 336 @ 8 am. I had been sluggish and tired all throughout my life. Used to trip and fall during my childhood. Absent mindedness ,lack of concentration, poor memory .less strength .Had erection problems few months back. Used to take more time to learn new things. Prolactin is 12.36 and LH and Fsh are 2.36 and 2.1 .My FBS level is 84.

Masters in Clinical Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology
Psychologist, Faridabad
My testosterone level is 336 @ 8 am. I had been sluggish and tired all throughout my life. Used to trip and fall duri...
Apart from medicines, you can consult a clinical hypnotherapist for the problems of lack of concentration, less strength, etc. Hypnotherapy helps mind easing out the problems and forming positive outlook to health. You can contact me through private message for same.
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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.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
It is natural to feel low and miss the person you have lost. However if it is interfering with your sleep, studies or general well being, or if you feel suicidal, you need to consult a psychiatrist. It is common to feel low, cry, feel like you are alone, or lose your self confidence. Usually time is the best healer. However if things are too difficult to handle you should talk to a psychiatrist or counselor. Confide in someone close to you, who will support you in this difficult time. Don't cut off from friends or family, even if you feel like you want to be alone. You can contact me for further help, if required.
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I am a 37 old man. Last 5 years I am suffered from hypertension, now I am feeling that I may suffer short term memory fail means I forgot some work what I had done 15 minutes before. What may be the solution.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
Hi, For hypertension and short term memory fail ,do yoga exercises regularly and walk for atleast 30 mins.Your problem will be solved
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Sir/Madam, I recently shifted to Gujarat from Maharashtra after suicidal death 4 months back of my sister after 2 years of chronic Depression. My father also committed suicide when I was 2 years due to paralysis. My gf broke relationship of 3 years due to above reasons 1 month back but I still depressed for that I am in CA final and only one group remains Now, I feel depressed, no will to do further hard work ,I lost my vision ,also fears for my carrier, I also lost my future dreams, sucidial thoughts are coming ,feel very lonely Please help.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Udaipur
Dear lybrate-user do not be afraid ,you are to spend littile time for your health ,just do yoga daily for 1 hrs under the guidnce of well experienced yoga guru, do not try yourself, you will be very positive within couple of days only. You can try ayurvedic shirodhara also. Finaly spend littile time for health ,do not think only about health do some aciton to improve the heatlh and yoga is the best solution for your problem.
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Whenever my friend is not doing anything then he always feels uneasy or uncomfortable bcz then he cannot concentrate his mind anywhere and gets angry. So tell me what is the problem?

M.D. (Ayurveda )
Ayurveda, Patiala
Whenever my friend is not doing anything then he always feels uneasy or uncomfortable bcz then he cannot concentrate ...
Take tab, cognium, 2 tabs, twice a day, after meals with warm milk. Do pranayama like anuloma viloma, kapaal bhati etc. Continue the routine for 2 months. Make a particular routine of your daily chores. Sleep adequately like 7 to 8 hrs at night. Avoid cold food like cold water, shakes, cold drinks etc. Good luck.

Sir mera bp kaam khasi ho my bp is coming160/100 .i m a quite and serious type of person sometimes I become short tempered.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Sir mera bp kaam khasi ho my bp is coming160/100
.i m a quite and serious type of person sometimes I become short tem...
Dear Lybrate User, Take Homoeopathic Mother Tincture RAUWOLFIA Q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water for your problem of high blood pressure. Also avoid mutton, beef, chicken, ghee, butter etc. Kindly remember that medication to control high blood pressure will affect your sexual performance & it will diminish your sexual power.
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I am 34 n weight 95 kg. I have done my ecg, 2d echo, stress test, cholesterol, thyroid, blood test, xray, everything to be normal, still I get palpitation daily. I am having prolomet xl 50, but nothing seems to be working, cardiologist says its coz of stress and anxiety. please help me.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am 34 n weight 95 kg. I have done my ecg, 2d echo, stress test, cholesterol, thyroid, blood test, xray, everything ...
Hi lybrate-user, yes if test reports are normal its due to anxiety and stress. First and foremost follow doctor's prescription secondly, consult a psychologist for effective management of anxiety symptoms. You can consult with me too. Daily do abdominal breathing exercise 4 seconds inhale- 4 seconds hold- 4 seconds breathe out through mouth.
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I feel that I am unable to memorize anything for long. Can it be improve. Either by medicine or yoga.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Yoga is definitely helpful. However you could be under some stress and that could be causing a loss of memory. Meet with a counselor and do sort that out for some noteworthy results. Here are some things you can do to get back your concentration and memory: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: 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. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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I'm 48 years old lady. I have dizziness, anxiety, thyroid got increase. Sometimes it feels like body is shaking. Uneasiness type. Is it because of menopause? I'm having thyroid tablet of 50 mg. But thyroid is still not under control.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I'm 48 years old lady. I have dizziness, anxiety, thyroid got increase. Sometimes it feels like body is shaking. Unea...
Hello, Thanks for the query. Symptoms mentioned can be seen in pre - menopause or when it has has just occurred. Plus you have hypothyroidism, which if not in control can also cause quite a few symptoms. Since there is no mention about the TSH levels, it is difficult to comment. When on treatment for hypothyroidism, TSH should be maintained between 3 to 4 mU/L, then most of the symptoms are in check. Plus you have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 29.16 kgs/M2 showing almost grade 1 obesity. There is a need to reduce weight. Your ideal weight should be 55 kgs. Thanks.
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I am 20 years old female. I want to study better. And I want to keep my health better. So I like to meditate, exercise or do yoga. Which one is better? What is the timing for workouts, Studies.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 20 years old female. I want to study better. And I want to keep my health better. So I like to meditate, exercis...
If you do at least 30 minutes of exercise a day that is fine. Exercise is best done in the mornings. Studies should be broken into 40-minute blocks of time with at least 15-minute breaks. The ideal time to study is in the mornings and evenings. For better study consider some of the following measures: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: 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. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: •Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week •Other vegetables: At least one a day •Nuts: Five servings a week •Berries: Two or more servings a week •Beans: At least three servings a week •Whole grains: Three or more servings a day •Fish: Once a week •Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week •Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. •Wine: One glass a day You avoid: •Red meat: Less than four servings a week •Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily •Cheese: Less than one serving a week •Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week •Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week.
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Plz help me to reduce stress. I m getting irritated day by day Don know wat to do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Plz help me to reduce stress. I m getting irritated day by day
Don know wat to do.
in ayurveda there is mention panchakarma treatment ..... panchakarma means five procedure for detoxification of body in this five procedure for stress you should do SHIRODHARA treatment .....you will get good result so consult good ayurvedic doctors
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My dad is very much addicted to alcohol. I want him to come out of it. But he is not willing to, he was once admitted to hospital for cell damage at liver but then he stayed for one month without alcohol later he started for 15 days n other days he does not drink. Without his knowledge can give any medication to stop alcoholic addiction. Please suggest.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My dad is very much addicted to alcohol. I want him to come out of it. But he is not willing to, he was once admitted...
There Is no such medicine as many advertisements claim. Only strong will power, determination, attending AA meetings and diverting mind when tempted will help you stop alcohol Alcohol causes 7 types of cancer, including breast, mouth and bowel cancers. When you drink alcohol, cancer-causing chemicals are formed. Alcohol also affects hormone levels and makes cells even more likely to be damaged by smoking. The less alcohol you drink, the lower the risk of cancer. No type of alcohol is better or worse than another, it is the alcohol itself that leads to the damage, regardless of whether it is in wine, beer or spirits. And drinking and smoking together are even worse for you. Not everyone who drinks alcohol will develop cancer. But on the whole, scientists have found that some cancers are more common in people who drink more alcohol than others. Every year, alcohol causes 4% of cancers .Tips to cut down on alcohol. There are lots of simple ways to cut down on the amount of alcohol you drink. It can help to work out if there are particular times or situations when you tend to have a drink, whether that’s a bad day at work or a weekly pub quiz tradition, and plan what you’ll say and do differently next time. Have more alcohol-free days a week. For liver health it’s best to have at least 2 days off alcohol in a row each week. Try agreeing on certain days with your partner or a friend and help each other and stick to it. If you are planning to drink alcohol, decide on a limit in advance and make sure you don’t go over it. Swap every other alcoholic drink for a soft one – starting with your first drink. Try shandy instead of a pint of beer, or swap some wine for soda and have a spritzer. Don’t stock up on beer, wine or spirits at home. Finish one drink before pouring another, because topping up drinks makes it harder to keep track of how much you’ve had and when you planned to stop. Avoid buying drinks in rounds, that way you don’t have to keep pace with anyone. Tell a friend or partner that you’re cutting down on alcohol, they can support you – or even join you.
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I am suffering from weakness. My body pains a lot and I could not get proper sleep. Sometimes I feel like dying. Can you please solve tge issue?

BHMS
Homeopath, Greater Noida
I am suffering from weakness. My body pains a lot and I could not get proper sleep. Sometimes I feel like dying. Can ...
U have to tell your proper history such as you have any disease in past or any history of addiction or how it started. Take proper symptomatic treatment in homoeopathy, some medicine such as arnica 200, china 30 has good result in this type of cases.
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I am suffering from common cold and cough and severe body pains from last three days.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am suffering from common cold and cough and severe body pains from last three days.
Hello, Take Schwabe’s Alpha-CF and Biocombination-11, both after every 2 hourly for 4 days. Use Bakson's Nasal-Aid spray/ 1-2 sprays after every 4hours. Management: - Avoid cold drinks and fried food, take healthy food. -Avoid exposure to Air-conditioner or cold air (wrap a warm stole or mufflar around neck). -Avoid excessive or rough use of your voice/ shouting. -Gargle with warm water and salt 3 times a day and take steam-inhalation once before going to bed. -Take enough sleep and rest.
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I am ashish. My friend parul is not feeling good about her. She thinks she is fat. But the fact is sje is perfect but she has her own opinion about herself. Dat she is overweight and nothing suits her. From around 3 days. She usually sits alone and cry. She sometimes three things here and ther. Nd den suddenly pick them up nd sets it. Being a best frend. M vry worry3d about her. Is this depression. Or somthinh else. Please pay attention to my problem. Ill be very thankful to you.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
I am ashish. My friend parul is not feeling good about her. She thinks she is fat. But the fact is sje is perfect but...
For depression counselling is first line and best treatment 1-2 sessions of counselling will change her life, in counselling counselor can analyze your issues and give you suggestions, counselling sessions can be in-person or audio (phone)/video many people stopped medicines after counselling. Many people cured with counselling and leading better life. Counselling means (caring conversation between doctor with patient motivates and helps in healing the person better than medicines)" it is known truth that counselling is better than medicine"
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Hello, Because of depression I am unable to be happy and I am unable to handle my sexual life properly. Please advise.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Hello,
Because of depression I am unable to be happy and I am unable to handle my sexual life properly. Please advise.
i m recommending you an following remedy which will surely help you Natural home remedy using almonds, cow's milk, ginger powder, cardamom and saffron: Saffron is a mild aphrodisiac 1. Soak 10 almonds in water overnight 2. Peel off the skin and crush them the next morning 3. Take 1 cup hot cow's milk 4. Add the crushed almonds 5. Add a pinch of ginger powder 6. Add a pinch of cardamom powder 7. Add a pinch of saffron 8. Mix well 9. Drink this every morning This will surely help you.
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