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Dr. Ponnudurai R.

Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Ponnudurai R. Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. Ponnudurai R. is a popular Psychiatrist in Royapettah, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Ponnudurai R. personally at Siva ENT Hospital in Royapettah, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ponnudurai R. on Lybrate.com.

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What to eat to completely stop thyroid medicines at the age of 35 after Dr. consultantWhat to eat how to eat to stop stress related tablets I.e Lamico OD, Clonotril 0.25,q mind After Dr. consultation.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What to eat to completely stop thyroid medicines at the age of 35 after Dr. consultantWhat to eat how to eat to stop ...
Hello, Hypothyroidism is a hormone deficiency disorder, since this hormone (thyroxine) is required for development & day to day functioning of brain, plus required for multiple vital metabolic reactions, it has to be supplemented daily and for lifetime. So there is no way to stop the medication. It has to be taken for lifetime. Thanks.
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My son is a cigarette addicted and I am a 40 years old person from mumbai what precautions should I used to stop him to stop smoking he is been start smoking since he was 16 years old but I just confirm last month when he is 20.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It is now very clear that in any addiction, the addict must want to stop the habit himself for any success. All you can do is keep advising him, but also highlight the dangers of tobacco smoke with correct information. And believe me that it is indeed very scary. One thing that hits a lot of youngsters, boys in particular, is that they will lose your erectile capacity and over a period of time even their sexual potency can diminish. And of course everyone has heard about cancer, which is very frightful. You could take him to any police station or cancer hospital to view the condition of cancer-caused disfigurement and it is horrific. These things do help in dissuading people from smoking. In other words, create awareness such that it works as a deterrent to further smoking. You would have done him a great favor. Here are some really useful guidelines where you can assist him by personally being involved. Be very patient with him because he is already addicted and any dissuading approach that upsets him, he will just relapse. His time and friends need to be carefully monitored, especially when it is very difficult for him to manage. This is the advice I give a person who wants to quit himself. So please adapt it to your son's situation. 'You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time.' Whenever he wants to smoke take him out for a treat and be with him until the urge dies out. Give him all kinds of oral substitutes until the drive diminishes.
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Is it possible to OD on morphine tablets? Like take, about 30-40 tablets, crush them, and drink it up with a juice or something? Will it kill me? If not instantly, but given a few hours? My sister keeps talking about it and says it's almost painless. We're getting her help, for all it matters but I want to know if this is even reasonable. She's staying alone in another country for now, thankfully doesn't have access to any opiates. But I just want to know for my sanity, what can possibly be expected if such course of action is taken? I know by the outlook it seems suicidal, but is it? The last time she OD'd on her anti depressants, someone rushed her to the hospital, they put liquid charcoal through her nose and after a few days, she was back on her feet. I don't know much about opiates, let alone morphine. Depression kinda runs in the family so it's natural for her to sometimes slump into such a phase. I want you to be as objective and factual as possible. I have tried asking doctors and friends around me but they look at me suspiciously and do not give any information. There's only so much available on the internet. So yeah. I'm relying on you Not ER or SR. So I'm guessing pretty normal. Take into account she is opiate naive. So the OD is not like the ones that happen with sleeping pills and anti depressants where you vomit your guts out? I read a guy say you can choke on your own vomit. Asphyxia is the prime reason you slip. Some said it's very peaceful and you quietly die in your sleep.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
It is just for your information only. If someone has overdose of morphine than following effects are observed on respiratory system- breathing becomes slow and oxygen saturation decreases heart - heart rate becomes slow and contraction of the heart muscle becomes slow cns - person can feel sleepy, pupils are not dilated and remain as pinpoint and there is decrease in oxygen saturation in brain abdomen- person can vomit and also can loose control over stools and urine leading to incontenence and the person can die and I will suggest your sister to contact a psychiatrist and start with anti depressants drug.
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Hiii, Mujhe smoke karne ki aadat ho gai h. Or smoke ke karan mera Chest bhut dukhta h to m kya kru.Please tell.

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
Not to worry. If you want to cure then you have to quit the habit of smoking. Need to meet to psychiatrist to detoxification & further treatment. You can join deaddiction center also/ join narcotics anonymous meeting nearest your area. Na meetings also help you to solve your problem of smoking. The main thing is your own self control power who helps you to quit the addiction of smoking.
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M suffering from stomach related problem since February this year. M not able to digest my lunch time food properly and I have to rush to the bathroom to poop for the second time in a day. This is happening daily. I have taken antibiotics which helped me to get relief but that was short lived. The problem came back after 4 to 5 days when I had to remain empty stomach for 2 hours. Moreover ; stress seems to worsen the situation. Please help me.

MBBS, PGCIH(post graduate certified in industrial health), PGCP(post graduate certified in pediatrics), PGCG(post graduate certified in geriatrics), specialization in diabetes
General Physician, Ahmedabad
M suffering from stomach related problem since February this year. M not able to digest my lunch time food properly a...
It could be irritable bowel syndrome. Do yoga meditation regularly avoid spicy heavy food specially late dinner, take plenty of fluids, then consult me online.
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I am Monalisa 26 year old. I feel very much depressed all the time everyday. I wasted my time with my mobile. All day sleeping. Do not like to eat also. Feel depressed because still I can not study for getting a job. For that my Lover also do not want to talk to me. I feel fear if He leave me for still I do not get a job. Why I do not feel to study. What should I do get over from it?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am Monalisa 26 year old. I feel very much depressed all the time everyday. I wasted my time with my mobile. All day...
You seem to be having mobile addiction with secondary depression, kindly consult a psychiatrist on how to stop/ reduce mobile obsession and get focus back on life and relationships. All the best.
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My sugar level was at 85 after tea with sugar and 45 minutes of exercise. But it shoots up to 150 after dinner along with alcohol. Whether this kind of fluctuation is OK!

MBBS, MD, FAIIDR
Diabetologist, Vadodara
My sugar level was at 85 after tea with sugar and 45 minutes of exercise. But it shoots up to 150 after dinner along ...
Sugar level fluctuates at all times of the day, it is related to time of the day, food you take, exercise pattern and many other factors. As far as you are within normal limits, it is ok.
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I'm not energetic anymore. I find it very difficult to take decisions. Sometimes I feel very helpless, confused and hopeless. I cry at times. But again console myself by the thought of everything will be all right. However nothing gets all right and I start feeling the same. Do you think I'm suffering from depression?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks The common symptoms are (few might be present in a person with depression) Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort Changes in appetite — often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches General medical conditions and substances causing depression also needs to be ruled out. Consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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Mental Health

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Mental Health

When your body is broken, you have no problem in seeking doctors help but when your mind is broken, why are you hesitant? Your mind is no holier than your body. 
Always seek doctor's help but never destroy your precious life.

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Hi im 23 years old male. Mera last 5-6 months se mera mind past ki baaton me chalta rehta hai round the clock. Actually last year mera meri girlfriend se breakup ho gaya tha, jiske sath mera 6mnths ka relation tha. Or jiske liye mai khud ko responsible maanta hun. I think mere ego or attitude ki vajah se breakup ho gaya tha or voh bhi kabhi-2 kehti thi ki mai uski baaton ko for granted leta hu. Mai roz guilt mein survive kar raha hu or apne aap ko jimmendar manta hu. Uski baatein roz mere mind mein 24 hrs ghumti rehti hai or uske saath spend kia hua time bhi. Mai bhi usko pyar karta tha Or mai janta hun voh meri life mein ab kbhi vapas nhi aayegi and I really miss her. Mera daily suicide karne ka mann karta hai. Aisa lagta hai jaise meri life ek curse hai. Or ha mujhe OCD bhi hai, but mujhe nahi lagta sab iski vajah se hai. I really don't knw what to do. Meri mind ki koi concentration nahi hai. Mai daily stress mein rehta hu. If you can help me toh plss help me ki wht I have to do really ki mai apni life phirr se khushi se jee saku. Aur apna mind iss cheez se divert karke apni professional life mein kuch kar saku.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Hi im 23 years old male. Mera last 5-6 months se mera mind past ki baaton me chalta rehta hai round the clock. Actual...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of chicory + 3 drops of gentian + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of honeysuckle+ 3 drops of agrimony. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach.
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Hello sir, My nose is bleeding and loose motion. I am feeling not well because of pain on my body. What should i do?

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Hello sir, My nose is bleeding and loose motion. I am feeling not well because of pain on my body. What should i do?
Take tab flagyl 400 three times a day and tab rantac 150 morning empty stomach and before dinner for 5 days. Take tab meftal spas when you have stomachache. It will help. Thank you.
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I don't know I am a OCD patient or not, but symptoms show that it is a psychological problem, every times I feel that all those things around me are contaminated, so I am habituated in washing hands legs and also in bathing, and many times it is feeling so scared and it becomes a feelings for suicide. What can I do, I can't understand.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
You are suffering from OCD from what you say. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health problem. Symptoms typically include recurring thoughts and repetitive actions in response to the recurring thoughts. A common example is recurring thoughts about germs and dirt, with a need to wash your hands repeatedly to "clean off the germs" However, there are many other examples. The usual treatments are cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant medicine, or both. Treatment often works well to reduce the symptoms and distress of OCD greatly. Consult a psychiatrist. All the best.
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Sir mai tabbco khana kaise chodu. Kayi bar try kiya par nahi ho raha. Sir help me and suggest me for any medicine which help me.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
Sir mai tabbco khana kaise chodu. Kayi bar try kiya par nahi ho raha. Sir help me and suggest me for any medicine whi...
Medicine are only then effective when your will power iwill be strong. Go for counselling and rehabilitation. It will work only if you want it.
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I have problem in my testis it's paining. And also have increased in size. I'm not feeling well and much stressed about it. And also shying to share it with anyone. What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have problem in my testis it's paining. And also have increased in size. I'm not feeling well and much stressed abo...
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. Apply hot fomentation 5. Wear scrotal support bandage 6. If no relief, you may have to take antibiotic after consulting doctor
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I am facing problem like hypertension because of my business is not going so well and also feel some time depressed please suggest some way to get out of this ?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If your business is not doing well, assess its worthiness. May be it is not a suitable business for that area or for you. If need be, cut your losses and start some other viable business, soon. Do talk with a business consultant to evaluate the situation. In most cases people who are suffering from hypertension have not developed proper coping skills. Your inability to respond properly to stress may only increase the problem. Take some lessons in stress management. Learn to deal with failure positively, and focus in the present. Make a detailed plan for your life and business and follow it with required support from your community or consultant.
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Hi I am 31 years and my tummy is increasing day by day. I had tried every thing to reduce it like leaved the rice eating habit, walk where ever possible, use to drink aloevera and awla but still did not get any result out of it, what could I do to get out of such situation. What else I could do doctor please suggest. I early wants to reduce my weight. But one condition is that I do not wants ti go for exercise bcoz it does not help.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi I am 31 years and my tummy is increasing day by day. I had tried every thing to reduce it like leaved the rice eat...
Your notion is really wrong. Sometimes all it takes to lose weight is only exercise. You need to move and sweat to lose those extra kilos. If nothing is working stop everything and turn to exercise. Join a gym play some sport, get active. There is no excuse.
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Depression - It Can Cause You to Feel 100 Years Old

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Navi Mumbai
Depression - It Can Cause You to Feel 100 Years Old

Depression is a very unfortunate state to be in, in every sense of the word. It is a sickness of the mind and can only be felt by the person experiencing it. As a matter of fact, it is even worse when depression does not occur on its own, but is rather accompanied by another condition such as fatigue.

There are many cases where depression occurs along with chronic fatigue syndrome. The irony is that when a person is depressed, he or she is unlikely to be willing to get out of bed and when this is compounded by chronic fatigue syndrome, even if the depression alleviates, it would not make much of a difference as it would be a case of ‘mind willing, flesh weak’!

Many of the people who are diagnosed with depression have extreme patterns when it comes to sleep. Either he or she would sleep for extended periods of time and feel lethargic to do anything else. Or, the other situation is generally when he or she is more or less an insomniac and does not get sleep even if he or she would really like to grab a bit of shut-eye!

What are the Symptoms?
When a person is going through depression, it can be said to be of the highest importance to be able to judge the symptoms of the condition soon, so that the person can go and seek treatment. The symptoms, which are being talked about include extreme eating habits, that is, either eating way too much or not enough at all, along with a continuous sense of anxiety which, depending on how severe the case of depression is, can cause a person to have his or her mind clouded by the anxiety which over sweeps all other thoughts. In addition to these symptoms, there are other signs which appear with the onset and continuance of depression. These include disinterest in hobbies, which once appeared enjoyable to take part in.

Chronic fatigue syndrome kills off any urge to partake in any activity, which is voluntary in nature. With the combination of these two conditions, it can be quite possible, rather unfortunately, for a person to find himself or herself to be stuck in a vicious cycle. Sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea can really kill a person’s zing and as a result of the same, make it harder for him or her to get out of depression and more likely to fall into depression if he or she has not yet. Curing depression includes changes schedules, engaging in yoga and other similar activities. Dietary changes may also be warranted. However, the recovery should take effect soon! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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I am feeling depressed for my study pressure n even I need to get a job. I am suffering in insomnia. Please help me.

COMT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Surat
I am feeling depressed for my study pressure n even I need to get a job. I am suffering in insomnia. Please help me.
I can understand how disturbing an interuppted, inappropriate or disturbed sleep can affect your day to day life. In india it has been found 55% of patients are suffering from insomnia just because of stress, distractions and anxiety. So the best way to get rid from insomnia is to reduce the stress level. A physiotherapist can help you to give you the ways to relax your mind and give you comfort and stress full sleep. Consult some neurologist/neuropyschiatric and start taking medicine if it is due to some neurological discorder. And consult nearby physio who can make a perfect routine and daily life styl chart to make you relax so that you get an appropriate sleep. Please follow some points that will help you in such condition along with medical treatment: 1) use of ice packs over your eyes or frontal area for some time to give relaxation. 2) massage your head especially forehead area using levander oil or clove oil as it removes toxins from body 3) regular intake of healthy dietry food rich in proteins and vitamins. 4) avoid fasting - eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at fixed timings 5) make yourself busy by fulfilling your hobby as it will give you freshness and your mind will be diverted from normal life which help in pain reduction. 6) before sleeping time do some relaxation exercises. - sit on chair with both the hands placed on the pillow placed over thighs. - deep inhale from your nose, mouth should be closed. - hold your breath for the count of 5. - exhale completely from mouth making a loud sound. Continue to do this exercise for 10 times. Before going to bed make a habit of doing this daily. Modified technique of same exercise is while inhaling extend your arms, hold for 5 count and then exhale making your arms back in the rest position. 7) room modification while sleep - make sure room should be dark with no noise. Avoid sleeping immediately after dinner or food. Take a walk for 15 min and then come back, bed should be not too soft not too hard. 8) it is recommended to drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water per day. It is also a very good habit to start and finish your day by drinking a good glass of purifying water. 9) exerices like aerobics (running) can be done to make your muscles active. Many other ways are there in order to maintain your life stress free and active so that you can continue to sleep on time and it does affect your life. Good luck and get well soon.
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Dr. I was feeling headache only either side of head and body pain after little bit extra activity in sun or any normal day as well so, I carried out a test -vitamin b12, vitamin d3the result was shocking. Vitamin b12 was 190 (just touching the lower side of normal range). And d3 was less thn 10 (extremely low). I want to know. How could Suddenly these two deficiencies came. And What could be the reason for this deficiency. 1.I was taking novophane plus tablet for hair during that period and 2. Sometimes raw or boiled egg. 3.little bit exercises in gym. I avoided theses above 3 activities After the reports Dr. suggest me calcirol sachet once in a week for 8 weeks.

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
Dr. I was feeling headache only either side of head and body pain after little bit extra activity in sun or any norma...
Domt worry viatmin deficiencies are quite common in indian population. Vitamin b12 deficiency is common in vegans. Take supplements for it and incorporate vitamin b12 rich food. Vitamin d deficiency occurs due to inadequate dietary intake of vitamin and less sun exposure. Calcirol sachet as prescribed should be continued. Your headache on sun exposure could be due to migraine too. Continue healthy diet and exercises. Eggs will not cause such deficiency. If headache persists consult again.
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Can OCD be cured without medicine? What the exercises, what are the therapy that I used to do to stop from this OCD, please help me Sir, can OCD cause death to a pressure because of low pressure attacks.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
If it is very mild OCD, it can be controlled without medicines, with behavior therapy approaches. You can consult a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist. OCD can cause death by suicide due to unbearability of symptoms and secondary depression.
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