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Dr. Pethammal

Gynaecologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. Pethammal Gynaecologist, Chennai
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Dr. Pethammal is one of the best Gynaecologists in Alwarpet, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Girishwari Hospital in Alwarpet, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Pethammal on Lybrate.com.

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Nuts - Are They Good For Your Health?

MD
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Nuts - Are They Good For Your Health?

For too long, nuts have been shunned from diets because they contain fat. On the contrary, nuts are actually good for you! Nuts contain many, many nutrients that are required by your body. So before you think skipping out on nuts is okay, read to know more.

Nuts and your health
Nuts contain fibre, protein, copper, magnesium, folic acid, vitamin E and monounsaturated fats. They are also packed with antioxidant phytochemicals. Thus, nuts are a powerhouse of nutrients that can greatly lower the danger of heart diseases. They also have been found to reduce bad cholesterol levels and increase good cholesterol levels. Also, nuts can prevent your arteries from hardening.

Nuts and your diet
Nuts are filling, nutritious and delicious, which is what every dieter wants in their diet. In fact, if you want to stay loyal to your diet, nuts could prove to be very helpful. The fibre and fat content in nuts is filling, curbing your hunger and making you eat less. Studies have found out, because this quality of nuts, people did lose weight when they incorporated nuts in their diet. It also helped them stick to their diets for a long time.

Portion control
Nothing is good in excess, and sometimes too much of a good thing can end up harming you. Just because nuts are healthy, it doesn’t mean one should overindulge. Like every food, nuts too contain calories. The math is simple too much nuts equals extra calories. It is always better to control portion. While nuts are rich in dietary fibre and monounsaturated fats, you need to make sure you don’t eat it blindly.

Eating amnesia, where you don’t pay attention to what you’re eating, is common when it comes to nuts. When you eat nuts by a handful, chances are you don’t pay attention as you reach for that third or fourth serving. This adds to your calorie count. The best way to avoid eating amnesia is to control your portion. Pre-portion your nuts in bags, or grab a handful and stow away the rest.

Tips
Here are a few tips on how you can include nuts in your diet, and control their portions:
1. Add nuts to your cold or hot cereal for a wholesome breakfast
2. Scatter some almonds over yoghurt for a quick snack
3. Add some peanuts to level up your frozen yoghurt
4. Add nuts to muffins, waffles, pancakes or bread
5. Flavour your steamed vegetables with some nuts

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She is having sex so many times in a day then she getting any health problems in future.?

DGO
Gynaecologist, Pune
She is having sex so many times in a day then she getting any health problems in future.?
No. Just that it shouldn't be with multiple partners which will, make prone to std or if with single partner the be sure to use condom if partner having std.
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MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Exclusive breastfeeding for first 6 months.Continue breastfeeding upto 18 months of age.Don't give bottlfeeding to your baby.
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I had ectopic pregnancy in november 2015 but now in may 2016 I am trying to conceive but from last 2 months I am failed .what should I do? .i am having normoz as well .but not able to conceive.

Advanced Infertility, MIS TRAINING, FICMCH, PGDS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Faridabad
I had ectopic pregnancy in november 2015 but now in may 2016 I am trying to conceive but from last 2 months I am fail...
Hello lybrate-user, please be stresfree as anormal fertile couple can take 6m time in conception. Try on your fertile days ie day 8 to day 18 of your cycle. Start folic acid tablets 5 mg daily, take vitamin d sachet weekly for 6 weeks just relax and stay calm, worry worsens fertilty issues. You have conceived once so you ll conceive give urself time. If after 6m there is no result go for hormonal analysis, semen analysis, usg pelvic and tubal patency test.
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Respected Doctors I am 45 years old married and my wife age 30 years, last night we did unprotected sex couple of times and today morning My wife period start. So is there any chance of pregnancy.

Advanced Infertility, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Respected Doctors I am 45 years old married and my wife age 30 years, last night we did unprotected sex couple of tim...
no chance of pregnancy but better you use a regular contraceptive like birth control pills or a copper T if pregnancy has to be avoided.Condoms can also be used.
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Maine safe time m without protaction sex kiya 7 July ko or merit date 3-4 July ko aai thi but sex k baad maine unwanted 72 le li thi but muze an tak periods nai aae or prega news 2 bar negative test aaya What I do? Bht dar lg RHA h I don't want be pragnent. Please Hall me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Maine safe time m without protaction sex kiya 7 July ko or merit date 3-4 July ko aai thi but sex k baad maine unwant...
Missed period is due to number of reasons like stress, loss of sleep, food change, climate change, pregnancy. If your urine pregnancy test came normal then do not worry, wait for some more days. Drink plenty of water, do deep breathing exercise. If it will not come in next 10 days then please consult any gynecologist.
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after taking buttermilk my body become very heavy and painful take buttermilk with salt why.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
after taking buttermilk my body become very heavy and painful take buttermilk with salt why.
You are right, buttermilk doesn't suit some people. Eat or drink according to constitution. Take curds or milks instead.
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I have a daily routine which includes more stress and physical exercise. I don't get time to take exercise. I get fatigue frequently if I don't take food at that particular time and also has gas trouble problem. Am I probed to heart problem. If so how should I take care of it beforehand and prevent it. What should I follow.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
I have a daily routine which includes more stress and physical exercise. I don't get time to take exercise. I get fat...
Hi, Your father's weight is truly high. It has to be controlled now else can create side effects. Motivate father to take care of health. He can take packed home food or apples with him. He should eat once every three hours. Ask him to do breathing exercises like pranayam to reduce stress. All the best
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Sir/Madam I recently met in sex with my gf. With precaution but stil my gd. Did not get period on date. She was fearing of pregnancy we met kn 13-08-16. Nd her actual date on this month is on 25-08 but she did not get. If she pregnant how to abort naturally please suggest me.

Advanced Infertility, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Sir/Madam I recently met in sex with my gf. With precaution but stil my gd. Did not get period on date. She was feari...
First get a urine pregnancy test done to confirm pregnancy. For abortion you can consult your local gynaec.
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I am 22years old. Female. Am masturbating for more than 6months. Am interested in doing it. But am afraid if I am gaining weight because of it. Will masturbating give side effects as weight gain.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
I am 22years old. Female. Am masturbating for more than 6months. Am interested in doing it. But am afraid if I am gai...
Pl do weight management practices simultaneously. Start walking 30 minutes constantly daily. Have negative caloric intake. Use warm water to drink as a routine. Enhance fibers in diet. Do Pranayam and Meditation daily - may be few minutes only. You may also control masturbation happily by this.
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Hii sir / madam I'm 24 years old Since many years I have urine problem I go to urine many times a day I get urine every now and then And many times it come in a very low amount sometime I get urge of urine and when I go only few drops come Whole day while going out I need to plan and locate washrooms accordingly Plzzzz help me I'm worried.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik
Hii sir / madam I'm 24 years old Since many years I have urine problem
I go to urine many times a day
I get urine eve...
1) controll your water intake 2 litre / day is sufficient. 2) need to reduce wt. 3) check up for diabetes 4) reccurent urine infection might be the reason. 5) don't make habbit to go washroom frequently. You can controll it.
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I am 12 weeks pregnant. I check my blood reports about my TSH and T3 & T4. My TSH is 0.09 value. Please advise it is on or not. Give me brief answers.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I am 12 weeks pregnant. I check my blood reports about my TSH and T3 & T4.
My TSH is 0.09 value. Please advise it is ...
Normal thyroid-stimulating hormone level during pregnancy is lower than the normal nonpregnancy level. The new recommendations for tsh levels during pregnancy are the following: first trimester: less than 2.5 with a range of 0.1-2.5 second trimester: 0.2-3.0 third trimester: 0.3-3.0. As your t4 level is normal, no treatment is needed for you regarding thyroid.
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We are planning to conceive a baby but unfortunately unable to succeed because when ever we are having an intercourse my wife white semen is not coming properly. Can you please help How my wife can discharged her semen properly so that we can conceive a baby we are trying since last one year but no results.

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Satara
We are planning to conceive a baby but unfortunately unable to succeed because when ever we are having an intercourse...
1st thing their is no concept of female semen. May be you want to say wetness of private parts (vagina). If you r getting difficulty during intercourse n nt able to maintain relation properly then only you need treatment for same. Their r many factors required for conception. I will suggest both of you to do basic reports like your semen analyasis. N your wife's thyroid test ,usg ,blood examination.
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Excess Facial Hair in Women - 4 Reasons Behind it

DNB, MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Excess Facial Hair in Women - 4 Reasons Behind it

Excess facial hair growth in a woman results from a condition known as the hirsutism. The growth in hair pattern is exactly similar to that of an adult male. Areas, where abnormal hair growth is visible, are chest, above the lips, etc. These hairs are dark, but fine in nature. They are more commonly known as peach fuzz.

There could be a number of reasons for excess facial hair in a woman:

  1. Genetic reasons: Women from the Indian sub-continent or Mediterranean region are more likely to have facial hair as compared to their American, European and East-Asian counterparts. One of the common reasons for facial hair growth is genetics. It is a trend that runs in the family, it is more likely that a woman will get it. There is not much that can be done in this case except managing the hair growth effectively.
  2. Imbalance of the hormone: Abnormal hormone production can lead to hirsutism. In many cases, there are conditions where female starts producing male hormones leading to abnormal hair growth in the face. One of the most common causes of facial hair growth is polycystic ovarian syndrome (POS). This again is a hormonal imbalance leading to facial hair growth. Even adrenal gland related disorders such as Cushing’s syndrome, Adrenal cancer and congenital adrenal hyperplasia can lead to excess hair.
  3. Medications: Certain medication can lead to excess hair growth in the face. For instance, the certain steroid such as anabolic can lead to excess hair growth. Minoxidil is also known to cause hirsutism if taken in excess of 1 ml per day. Other medication related to testosterone and cyclosporine can lead to excess facial hair in females. It is advised to follow the doctor’s advice before consuming any of these medicines.
  4. Androgens: Although androgen is a male hormone, it is present in minute quantities in women too. Facial hair increase is nothing, but the sudden increased production of androgen in a female. Even birth control pills can lead to an increased production of androgen in the body. In these cases, it is very important to seek medical advice.

Treatment and remedies:
Medical help:
One should get medical help at the earliest if one of these conditions matches their symptoms:

  • The hair growth is sudden and abrupt.
  • One witness male features such as increases muscle, acne and reduced breast size.
  • Certain medication has led to the hair growth.

Home Remedies:

  • Usage of shaving, plucking and depilatory cream
  • Laser hair reduction procedure shows immediate results in stopping and countering any further hair growth.
  • Electrolysis can be tried to permanently damage the follicles.
  • Weight loss is another good solution to excess hair growth. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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High Blood Pressure and Sex

Graduate in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery ( GAMS )
Sexologist, Delhi
High Blood Pressure and Sex

High blood pressure is a condition in which the pressure of the blood against the artery wall is high enough to cause health problems, including heart disease. No symptoms may be noticed in a person for years but the damage to the blood vessels and to your heart continues. High blood pressure can have an impact on your sex life. Although sexual activity does not lead to any possible threats to your health but high blood pressure can affect the pleasure you would have otherwise derived from sex.

In Men

High blood pressure leads to the wearing out of the lining of blood vessels and causes arteries to narrow and harden that decreases the blood flow. This results in decreased blood flow to the penis. In case of some men, this decreased blood flow makes it difficult for them to achieve and maintain an erection. This problem is called erectile dysfunction.

High blood pressure may also interfere with ejaculation and be a cause for low libido. The medications that are prescribed for treating high blood pressure may lead to this condition.

In Women

Just as in the case of men, high blood pressure results in the decreased flow of blood to the vagina in case of women. This may cause problems like low libido, vaginal dryness, or complexities in achieving orgasm. Sexual dysfunction in women results in stress, anxiety and even relationship issues.

'Consult'.

Related Tip: 3 Highly Common Sexual Problems in Men + How to Treat them

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How to tighten pussy?

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda,
As a result, women experience that their genital passage is losing its elasticity and tightness; they feel dryness in their private parts and also feel less sensation during coitus. Due to these causes, women gradually lose their confidence and get annoyed easily, but there are effective natural methods to restore vaginal elasticity and tightness to get rid of these complications for treatment consult privetly.
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Female Orgasmic Disorder - Tips to Improve it

BASM, NDYSE, Mater of Yoga
Sexologist, Delhi
Female Orgasmic Disorder - Tips to Improve it

Though the act of intercourse is portrayed as an act of pleasure, achieving an orgasm is an indication of a satisfying sexual act. Inability to achieve an orgasm is far more common in females than in males and this can be due to various reasons.

Read on to know some more about the causes and ways to manage this:
A mix of psychological, social, and physical conditions can lead to orgasmic disorders in female. Some of the common causes are listed below:

  1. History of sexual abuse
  2. Stress
  3. Poor self-esteem
  4. Relationship issues, lack of trust, conflicts, etc.
  5. Cultural or social beliefs
  6. Advancing age
  7. Chronic medical conditions like diabetes
  8. Medications like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which are frequently used in depression (depression is common in women)
  9. Gynecologic issues like hysterectomy

It is a vicious cycle that is contributed by more than one of these factors, which leads to strengthening of the disorder in the future. Types of orgasmic disorders: There are four types of orgasmic disorders, which are as follows:

  1. Primary anorgasmia: Women with such disorders have never been able to achieve an orgasm.
  2. Secondary anorgasmia: Over a period of time, women who previously have had orgasms are unable to achieve an orgasm.
  3. Situational anorgasmia: Women suffering from it would be able to achieve an orgasm only during certain situations like oral sex or masturbation, but may not climax during regular sexual intercourse.
  4. General: These women could be highly stimulated and aroused, but would still be unable to achieve climax.

Management and diagnosis
The first step in management is diagnosis. A detailed discussion with the doctor about sexual history followed by physical examination can help identify the problem. Being open about discussing this private topic is very important in diagnosis and treatment.

Treatment would depend on the underlying cause, and include the following:

  1. Diagnose and treat/manage underlying medical conditions like diabetes.
  2. Switch to an alternate antidepressant if SSRIs are being used.
  3. Involve in sex therapy where cognitive behavioral therapy is a big component. Becoming aware of what can be is very important.
  4. Sexual counseling with the partner to resolve any conflicts, improves trust levels and the overall health of the relationship. This is often a major cause for this disorder.
  5. Involving the partner to help in achieving an orgasm by clitoral stimulation, etc.
  6. Hormone therapy in the form of a pill, patch or gel may be used to increase sensitization in the genital area. These help by improving blood flow to the genitals and increasing sexual desire.

It is important to understand that female anorgasmia is very common and though it can be frustrating, it can be managed effectively. But do not forget to admit the problem and seek help. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist and ask a free question.

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My age is 36 and am female complete regularly doing morning walk for 45 min please give me a tips for walk like how to do and food also.

M.B., B.S. FCGP., FIAMS
General Physician, Panipat
Make it fast brisk walking. Take plenty of raw fresh fruits / vegs avoid spicy fatty salty diets take 2 glasses of plain home made liquids.
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