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Dr. Philomena Joseph

Gynaecologist, Chennai

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Dr. Philomena Joseph is a trusted Gynaecologist in Mylapore, Chennai. She is currently associated with Dr. Philomena Joseph@St.Isabel's Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Philomena Joseph on Lybrate.com.

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Rose Petals - Amazing Health Benefits + How to Store Them?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Rose Petals - Amazing Health Benefits + How to Store Them?

Rose is probably the first flower that comes to our mind when we think of flowers. Associated with a variety of relationships including love, friendship, peace, etc., it holds a special place across all celebrations. Not many however, are aware about the wonderful medicinal properties that it has. Whether it is used in liquid, paste, oil or powder form, it has multiple benefits. Read on to know some of the multiple benefits that a rose has.

It is widely grown with very limited climatic restrictions and so it is time to reap the benefits of this simple, readily available flower.

  1. Rose powder mixed with fuller earth and rose water is one of the most common household face packs in use.
  2. Pure rose water is one of the best skin cleansing agents.
  3. The petals of the rose can be made into a paste and applied to control sweating.
  4. The dried rose petals can be crushed and made into a paste by adding rose water and further applied on wounds to promote healing.
  5. Dried rose petals can be mixed with milk and consumed to reduce acidity and treat stomach ulcers
  6. The tincture made from rose petals is useful in diarrhoea
  7. Rose buds are used in preparing a decoction which is highly useful in relieving constipation
  8. Herbal tea prepared using rose petals is consumed to treat acidity, burning sensation in the body, dryness of the oral cavity and is effective against treating infection in the intestine
  9. Rose water can be used as eye drop as they help in reducing burning and irritation
  10. Rose petals can be boiled and used for gargling, as it is extremely beneficial in relieving sore throat and cough
  11. Rose buds are rich in vitamin C and useful in preventing scurvy and cough and cold problems
  12. Pure rose oil is one of the common essential oils and is used to treat insomnia and reduce blood pressure.
  13. The rose oils are used in various creams to treat skin inflammation
  14. Rose oil is also widely used in various cosmetics (soaps, creams, lotions) for their multiple benefits

How to store your roses?

Given its benefit on various body organs, it generally finds its place in most homes.

  1. After watering the night prior, cut the flower diagonally before the sun is up fully
  2. Remove the petals carefully after clearing moisture and insects
  3. Place a wet paper towel in an airtight container and spread the rose petals on it and close the box
  4. Keep it in the fridge for up to a week before use
  5. The dried leaves can be used in essential oils as it further enriches the oils
  6. The oil has various uses and can be stored in an airtight container for months 

    If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor.

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Hi doc, I have irregular periods since 2 months. Dec 30 was my due date I still did not get period. I am not pregnant either as it came negative with hpt Hence please help me as what is the status now.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hi doc,
I have irregular periods since 2 months.
Dec 30 was my due date I still did not get period.
I am not pregnant...
Hello, You need to rule out PCOD, hypothyroidism and hyperprolactinemia as other causes of irregular menses and then treatment can be stated for you as per protocol.
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Mera do bar miscarreage ho chuka h ek 5 month and ek 2.5 month me. Last time june m 2nd time. Dr. Kehte h k mujhe harmons problm h kya harmon development miscarreage ka karan ho sakta h or mujhe ab kb pregnant hona chahiye.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Mera do bar miscarreage ho chuka h ek 5 month and ek 2.5 month me. Last time june m 2nd time. Dr. Kehte h k mujhe har...
It's very likely cause for miscarriage you should give atleast one years GAP between the not pregnancy now
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Sir I have no sexual desire. And there problems of pimple on my face. It irritates me. My vagina always dry. I faced problems with this. My request is to please solve this.

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
Sir I have no sexual desire. And there problems of pimple on my face. It irritates me. My vagina always dry. I faced ...
DEAR Lybrate USER. You have to follow some basic things so that you get better results in a short period of time. …. 1) take solid diet two times in a day and liquid diet two times in a day …2) drink only 100-150 ml of lukewarm water during meals …. 3) don’t drink water before meal for one hour and one hour after meal…4) avoid oily, spicy, junk, fermented and stale foods…. 5) avoid late night sleeping habits …6) avoid coffee and tea. A) take 40 ml of AUDUMBARAVLEHA after meals along with 30 ml of water. B) take 2-2 tablets of MADHUMALINI VASANT RASA and LEELAVILAS RASA after meals C) Eat 1 tsf of flax seeds after meals, do all things for 7 days. This formulation is 100% effective. Consult to me for further suggestion. THANKS.
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I am 24 years old female. Ist time in my life periods are not on the time. What could be the reason ?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
It can be stress, anaemia, or hormonal imbalance. So see if the next periods are on time otherwise tart homoeopathic medicine as prescribed by me.
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I have done surgical abortion now it is 25 days happen .when to intercourse an it is possible to have pregnancy again. N if I'm not having period then also I can get pregnant?

BUMS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
if ovulation is regular then u may get pregnant in v next month also. n u may get pregnant even u don't have period as usually happens in lactational. ladies
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Please help me to get my period immediately within 2 days I have function I enjoy freely. My age is 21 years old I m married but now a days I do not have sex. My last date is 21 dec.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Please help me to get my period immediately within 2 days I have function I enjoy freely. My age is 21 years old I m ...
It's not possible to have your periods immediately. Medicines for withdrawal to be taken for 3 days at leat and after that it takes at least 48 hrs to get periods.
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We both make a relationship in 3rd day of my period. Can I conceive this time as we r trying from last six months because my friend says pregnancy can be if you try 3rd day. Is it possible. please tell the truth.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
We both make a relationship in 3rd day of my period. Can I conceive this time as we r trying from last six months bec...
That is completely false information, you will never get pregnant with sex on 3rd day. To get pregnant you need to have regular sex i. E. 3-4 times a week for one full year before you start seeking medical help. If you want to make her pregnant fast then you can follow this calender method. If a women’s menstrual cycle varies from 26days to 31days cycle, The shortest cycle (26 days) minus 18 days = 8th day. The longest cycle (31 days) minus 10 days=21st day Thus, 8th to 21st day of each cycle counting from first day of menstrual period is considered as fertile period.
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Hi, I just want to confirm one thing how much time to get pregnant after stopping oral contraceptive pills Its already 2 months to stop and m not pregnant yet I hope there is no any kind of future problem in pregnancy.

MBBS, MS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hi,
I just want to confirm one thing how much time to get pregnant after stopping oral contraceptive pills Its alread...
Try between 10-18 days of cycles. Keep patience, you will conceive if all other factors are normal.
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I have not cure periods at the time. It will late and once it will come then it not be stopped. What I should do?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I have not cure periods at the time. It will late and once it will come then it not be stopped. What I should do?
according to your question it seem that you getting irregular periods for this you can try this home remedy which will help you to get regular menstruation this is the following remedy 1. Papaya helps to reduce the pain and regulates the flow 2. Take pulp of an unripe papaya 3. Blend it with 1 glass water 4. Drink it twice a day
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I had my periods on 1.5. 2016 and I had use contraceptive pill to prevent pregnancy and again I got periods on 16.5. 2016 and having back pain can I know the reason.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I had my periods on 1.5. 2016 and I had use contraceptive pill to prevent pregnancy and again I got periods on 16.5. ...
Apply Hot Fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. Bhujang Asana – Lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily. Core Strengthening Exercises- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Back Stretching- lie flat, pull one of the knee forward to chest, hold for 3 seconds, then bring the other knee forward to the chest and again hold for 3 seconds. Then pull both knees towards the chest and hold for 3 seconds. Repeat 10 times each exercise twice a day. Do the cat/cow stretch. Get on all fours, with your arms straight and your hands directly under your shoulders; your knees hip-width apart.
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Thyroid - Does It Impact Sex Life?

Sexologist
Sexologist, Chennai
Thyroid - Does It Impact Sex Life?

The thyroid gland is a tiny gland that produces the hormones which affect the body's metabolic process. When these hormones are produced in less or more quantities, it may result in an imbalance of the thyroid gland, leading to a range of thyroid issues including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and others. Overproduction or underproduction of the thyroid hormones can also cause a variety of other symptoms and conditions. While this affects the state of one's general well being, health and weight, it also has an effect on the patient's libido.

Let us learn more about the link between thyroid and sex:

  • Thyroid in Men: Men who are suffering from hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism as well as related conditions like goitre or Garves Disease, have complained of sex related problems. These problems are known to affect at least 50% to 60% of the patients, as per various medical reports. The sex related issues include premature ejaculation, low sex drive, delayed ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, and others.
  • Thyroid in Women: It has been found that almost 10% of women over the age of 50 suffer from some form or the other of thyroid hormone imbalance. Apart from fatigue, depression and muscle ache as well as weight alteration, depending on the type of thyroid problem, thyroid patients who are women have also experienced problems when it comes to libido. Sexual dysfunction and arousal problems are high on the list of these issues.
  • Hormonal Treatment: One of the most common ways of treating this sex related thyroid problems for thyroid patients is through the use of hormonal therapy. Besides getting the testosterone, estrogen and other androgen levels checked, the patient must also get a full hormonal evaluation along with a check-up of the adrenal function. This can help in pointing any anomalies and the hormones that will require replacement with the help of appropriate medication.
  • Optimal Drug Treatment: A T4 only drug or Levothyroxine can lead to a resolution of sexual problems that one encounters as a part of thyroid problems. There are many doctors who may switch to a T3 drug once the libido is restored and brought back to normal.
  • Supplements: Men may require testosterone supplements, while women may need estrogen or progesterone supplements to tackle the sexual problems in such cases. These can be rendered as a patch or through an injection.
  • Sex Therapy: In many cases, sex therapy considered as a popular and effective form of addressing the problems and helping the patients get around the same. This is especially helpful if depression is one of the symptoms of the thyroid disorder.

A thorough physical check-up also helps in treating such problems for thyroid patients. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Sexologist.

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I am 4 month pregnant my weight is 62 kg. Is my weight is right or under weight or over weight.

MSc.PhD Nutrition & Diete, Jr. Research Fellowship for PhD, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition - Dept. of Post Graduate Studies
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am 4 month pregnant my weight is 62 kg. Is my weight is right or under weight or over weight.
At 5-1 and weight of 62 you are overweight You need to. Choose your foods carefully to avoid too much weight gain and grow enough weight to support baby s growth and later support breastfeeding Do let me know if you need help Dr. Zubeda Tumbi.
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Now I got confirm about my pregnancy so what care should I take now I completed my first month so tell me can I travel in bus are not.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
Now I got confirm about my pregnancy so what care should I take now I completed my first month so tell me can I trave...
Hi Lybrate user, you should avoid traveling on road where risk of jerks is their. You can do all routine activities. Eat fresh healthy food, balance diet. Avoid street Food. Have diet rich in protein, lots of green leafy vegetables, fruits, water. Avoid strain on abdominal muscles, no sex for first 3months. Wish you all the best.
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Hi, I'm a doing my final year in engineering and lately I've started masturbating and I'm still a virgin. When I masturbate I only simulated the outer walls of the uterus and dared not to touch the hymen thing and now a question raised in my head which bothers me alot its that the hymen is not broken and I masturbate then from where does all the discharge flow out I mean it's blocked by the hymen right? Then from where does it go? Please answer me at the quickest I'm really worried alot.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Hi, I'm a doing my final year in engineering and lately I've started masturbating and I'm still a virgin. When I mast...
Lybrate-user this question stuck into your mind now when you started masturbating but why not then when you started having your menstrual periods every month. Discharge also flows out the same way as from where your menstrual blood flows every month. Actually hymen is half moon shaped and small hole one or more than one can be present (it depends upon individual to individual) on the hymen which allows the vaginal and uterine discharges to pass out. I think you got it clear now-----------------------
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I m 43. I have got period problems after I was diagnosed fibroids. I have put on weight bcoz of that. N get tired also.

M.sc Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I m 43. I have got period problems after I was diagnosed fibroids. I have put on weight bcoz of that. N get tired also.
Being a dietitian my views: there is no single diet chart for everyone. To plan a specific diet we do collect lot of information like height, weight, food frequency, digestive history, medical history, likes, dislike, lifestyle, eating habits. Remember one thing to follow a diet it should be personalized according to person's body type and not generalized. Starting with there is no pills or powder or shake which can help you to lose weight in a healthy way. To lose weight eat an hour within walking up and dinner at least 2 hours before you sleep. Avoiding eating anything after dinner. Breakfast should be your king size have good complex carbohydrates and protein rich. Eat every 2 hours small frequent meal do help in weight loss. And do not overeat. One can come to ideal body weight with few lifestyle modification. Have green tea only 2 cups a day. For exercise I would say diet plays 80 % role and exercise plays 20 % role in losing weight. Personal advise on gym. You should not make your body habituated with machines rather do simple walk or surya namaskar or planks. So only with healthy eating one can lose weight.
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I am 27 years old. This month I missed my period. Usually I use to get my periods with in 22 to 26 days. But this time 32 days over but I didn't get my period yet. I took home pregnancy test on 32nd day and result came negative. I am in confusion. Is it too early to test. Am I still can be a pregnant? I never missed my periods beyond 32 days. Please advise

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, NORMAL period is defined between 23 -35 days. If you have been delayed for 5 days now , then you can repeat the pregnancy test after a week again to confirm or rule out pregnancy.If negative then yo can actually wait for 15 days post missed period to allow your menses to resume naturally as it can be delayed sue to stress induced hormonal imbalances which rectify on their own in next few cycles after stress is relieved. Regards
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During which time around periods is it safe to have unprotected sex with one's (steady) partner?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
1 till 10 and 20 till 28 th days are safe days to have unprotected sex if we consider 14 th as ovulation day
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My wife is pregnent 8 th month running, unfortunately she is affected oligohydramnious her water level is 5.8 cm please cater suggestion in this regard.

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
My wife is pregnent 8 th month running, unfortunately she is affected oligohydramnious her water level is 5.8 cm plea...
The suggestion is little bit difficult. We need to detect the cause of oligohydramnios and treat it, if posible. At the same time we have to make sure that the baby is ok inside the uterus. And we have to get prepared for preterm delivery, if needed, to save the baby.
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