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Dr. R. Balakrishnan

Psychiatrist, Chennai

100 at clinic
Dr. R. Balakrishnan Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. R. Balakrishnan is one of the best Psychiatrists in Anna Salai, Chennai. He is currently associated with Dr. R. Balakrishnan in Anna Salai, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. R. Balakrishnan on Lybrate.com.

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I have body ache for 3 days. What should I do? I feel like my bones are week. What should I do?

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Use neem leaves in bathe...take good calcium in your diet through milk and milk products, eggs, sprout, paneer etc.
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I am drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes and I want to leave this habit but I can't stop this so please tell me what is the side effect of this on my health.

MD - Homeopathy, Masters Degree of Homoeopathy
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hi lybrate-user, smoking can lead to multi organ functional and pathological problem such as, brain- can causes coagulation of blood and chances of brain stroke and paralysis, - hampered function of brain leading to depression, anxiety etc with decreasing your memory power and your iq level. Lung's- is highly know in causing lung cancer and urti and lrti problem. Heart - causes thickening of blood leading to heart stroke. Gastric system - is well know to cause acidity issues with peptic ulcer, diarrhoea or constipation, piles fissure fistula issues, etc drinking alcohol - is well know to cause liver cirrhosis with pancreatic issues leading to diabetes and hypertension. Both of this addiction not only effects individual personally but also effects the loved once by him/her, thereby destroying the healthy world around them.
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Hi I am 25 year old, I am in a relationship for the last 2 an half year. We were in same office he asked me for out and we start dating each other everything was ok but problem when my parents ask for commitment but his own parents were against v were trying convenience them. Bt last year I received a msg on fb from a gal who claim to b his wife. She also sent a picture. I askd him but he said he is not happy and wanna leave her. V still dating each other but still he lie to me and I ask y you you diz so he answer you everytime fight with me so I i don't have any options. I just can't imagine my life widout him and he thinks I m fool. He play with my emotions don't care for me.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear , I too feel you are wasting your time going behind him. He has a wife. He is playing with your emotions. You blame him and suspect him. All these are enough for you to leave him. You are still clinging to him because you are infactuated, not loving. Please understand. You cannot be happy with him. Be practical and let your parents decide about your marriage. God bless you. Take care.
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I want ask from psychologist about the ways to sharpen memory power and one thing also can anyone remember everything or many thing happened in their life till the last breath.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. Memory and mind power depends mainly on three aspects. Understanding, storage and recollection. To understand what you are studying, you must be able to be attentive or concentrate. Concentration is possible when you are interested in that subject. Creative way of learning can help you concentrate and understand easily. When you are able to understand and concentrate, it is stored within your brain. If you read more and more it will be store in long term memory. Third part is retrieval. Whenever you want to retrive what you learned and stored, your brain gets the request, searches the database and retrieves the information for you. The retrieval may prove to be difficult if you are anxious, stressed, worried or tired physically or mentally. Retrieval is more easy when you are relaxed and healthy. Brain needs nutrients to keep itself sharp. Fruits, vegetables and dry fruits provide much needed nutrients for your brain. Include at least one fruit in your daily diet. Physical exercises, entertainment, hobbies, relaxation, memory games like sudoku etc help keep your memory sharp and active. Take care.
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I have a habit of smoking. I want to leave this habit tell me the solution. Thanx.

DNB (PSYCHIATRY), DPM, MBBS,
Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
Nicotine replacement treatment by way of chewing gums or patch is available over the counter. If it doesn't work for you, psychiatrist can prescribe specific medicines that alter craving and therapy to manage cravings.
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Actually iam tension patient but my age just 22 years how do control my tensions.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, Practicing yoga helps you in releasing the stress from your body. Brisk walk in a park will help you inhale more fresh air and oxygen for good functioning of the cells and tissues of the body. Medication: Take Schwabe’s Bacopa Monierri 1x/ thrice daily and Kali Phos. 6x/ once at night. .
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My voice has gone bad since last three days after shouting in anger. Please help.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand.
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After the earthquake I am always have a feeling that everything is shaking around me but actually it is not. What can I do for this ?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
This is ptsd. It's good that you are aware that the earth is not shaking anymore. After repeated earthquakes, this can happen. You are probably scared that it will happen again and then what will you do? counselling will help you to stay in touch with reality and also feel more confident of yourself and your surroundings. If anything does happen, you will also need to be in touch with your courage and presence of mind to help yourself and other people. Of course, we are humans and have some limitations in front of the natural elements. But, while you are alive, you would need to use your courage and do whatever is required to live on a daily basis and also plan for the future. Counselling can help you to get your courage and strength back to feel more confident of yourself and have hope and faith in your surroundings. Click on private chat to know more.
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My Wife is a housewife and I am working in IT sector at Noida. Me and wife are living happily in Noida from the past 2 years and then we have decided to have a baby for which we come to know that my wife is suffering from fibroids problem because of which she will be on medication for one year with a lot of problems and finally she conceives delivered a cute baby girl. Again we came back to noida. Me and wife lived happily here but after 3 months she started complaining about dizziness, lack of concentration sleep etc. Again I consult this to doctor and they told me that your wife is suffering from depression and started her medication for this including medication like: Venlor XR, Mirtaz, Etilaam, Arpizol etc. She is on medication from the past 4 months but from the past 1 week she is still complaining that she is feeling suffocated at home and mainly in the after to evening but she feels better outside. Hence, request you to please suggest me some good advice so that I may start to live a better life now as I am living alone here at Noida and no one is there to help us nor here the people are socializing. Please please please help me. I will be highly greatful to you all if you get me out of this situation. Help Me.

M.Sc - Psychology
Psychologist,
Hello, welcome to lybrate. Com I can understand your concerns. All the problems you have mentioned are due to stress related hormonal disturbances. The best cure for it is to make her join a yoga or meditation classes. It will help to restore balance of the hormones inside and within few months she wouldn't feel the need of medicine. Also, the housewives feel themselves as worthless. That feeling also creates lot of internal disturbances. Make her feel respect ful and convince her to practice her hobbies and interests. It will help to elevate her mood and positivity. Ask her to take a walk of ten minutes before seeping. It will help in better absorption of hormones. This hormonal disturbance is a vicious circle. You treat one and the problem will erupt. Best bet is to make lifestyle changes and will definitely make you feel better. Keep up your care. All the best.
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I am suffering from body paining and back and neck paining and frequency of urine from teenage years. I have gone through doctor treatment but shows no result. I have taken medicine now.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Symptoms are suggestive of anxiety, you need to consult a psychiatrist and get treated. All the best.
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I am a 19 year old boy. I want to say that my heart beats so fast. Normally whan I feel my heart beats there is a great pace of beats and my heart seems to be sound. Also if sonething goes wrong or there is any tension at my home my heart begins to just like blow. E. G when I use to be at examination hall my heart begins to beat till I will get my question paperand then it will be ok.

BSc Home Science, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
You have essential fatty deficiency along with several other vitamins as a result your seretonin (neuro transmitter) and other feel good enzyme levels are low as a result your body is not capable of stress management. You must eat walnuts, flex seeds, fishes like salmon, mackerel, sardines etc. Severe deficiency is treated nutritional supplements, especially when the soils are depleted and our diet is unable to provide our body with essential nutrients.
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M suffering from mental depression of a sexual. In bed with my wife I can't last more than 10 sec. please help how can I increase the time?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate user. The premature ejaculation could be due to performance anxiety. Counseling and cognitive behavioral therapy should help you. Take care.
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I am 27 years old. I wanted to live with a girl but I could not do that 10 years before when I see the first time that girl then I have some feeling love with that girl but still I did not talk to with her. Today when I see that girl I have some feeling of love I could not do that and I have some guilty feeling and I think that I can not alive with her. I think that if I marry with other girl then this problem resolve but it is not possible right now so please suggest me that I will increase my confidence out the girl from my mind.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear user. You are already 26 and you have enough experience and capacity to think logically and conclusively. You are not in a dilemma but in a confusion. Open your mind. Write down the pros and cons of the presented situations in front of you. Then select the one which is most rewarding, promising and peaceful. Otherwise, I suggest online counseling. Take care.
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I am 39 years old male and have sleeping disorder (poor sleeping) * anxiety *anger *negative thoughts again and again *irritation *memory loss.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I hope you are aware that the lack of sleep alone can cause all of the other symptoms. It is also possible that these other symptoms can cause the lack of sleep too. So what to do? Meet with a counselor and sort your emotional disturbance first and see what happens. In the meantime. Follow these recommendations to get some sleep: In your case particularly, do not sleep during the day; don’t even lie down. Go for regular exercise (breathing through your nostrils only) at a fixed time (at about 6 am) every day, whether you sleep or not. You must develop this habit of sleeping by 10 pm latest every night and wake up at a uniform time by 6 am every morning, even if you do not get sleep. If you do not get sleep, just lie down and if you have a bed lamp (or you could get one) lie down and read something light but not exciting. Your eyes will tire and you will fall asleep. If you like you may also put on light and soft music with the sleep function on. Depending on whether you are a visual or auditory person, you may watch TV in a lying down position until you feel sleepy. Have a warm bath before going to bed (for some people a cold bath at night seems to induce sleep! If you are one of them, please do so). Place the head side of your bed in a North-South position. The room must be as dark as possible and there should be no electronic items that give off even a light LED glow. There must be ample ventilation in the room. Avoid strong odors, except lavender, on your body or in the room, or on your sheets and clothes. There should not be any live plants in your bedroom. Sleep with the lightest of clothes or without any clothing. When lying down to sleep, lie down on your left ear as much as possible. Do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. You must eat a good breakfast, a fairly light lunch, and an early dinner, which should be a very light meal. Whatever you eat in the other meals, have only a pure carbohydrate meal at night with any vegetables, and preferably before 8 pm. Do not drink much liquids after or near about dinner time. When lying down to sleep you may use the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of sleep inducement i.e. Breathe in for four counts through your nostril only, hold for 7 counts, and exhale with a whoosh sound, through your mouth only, for 8 counts. Repeat this four times in the morning and just before you sleep at night. If you know Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT (check this out either on YouTube or Google), then please practice this too for sleep induction. Self-hypnosis and slow relaxation techniques, at night will be tremendously useful. Acupuncture or acupressure will both be very useful too. Pray last thing at night before you sleep.
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I had a break up and when I am riding bike isee other couple I think that may my girl and my minds gets disturb bcoz of this I dnt like go out what to do please tell me?

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
It means that your break up is done only in term of words, your mind still wants to posses her. In other words you want to be her owner. And this kind of possesiveness or ownership may have directed you in such a way that you may have set some restrictions on her freedom and that might be the cause of conflicts between you and your girl leading to a break up. If my view is right, you think, do initiate to express your apologies to her. You will feel relaxed. One thing is certain in this world, all the spiritual teachings say" all the pains and miseries we experiece have their origin in possesiveness"
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MD - Internal Medicine, CCMD(Diabetology), PG Course in Diabetology
Diabetologist, Dehradun
Heavy Alcohol intake is associated with episode of hypoglycemia in Diabetic patients & fluctuation in blood sugar control.
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Doctor I am 20 years old. I have now a days low memory power. How to gain it? Is there any way to improve my memory power? Please help me. I need immediate help doctor.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate user. Memory and mind power depends on three important factors. They are understanding, retention and recollection. Your brain stores information according what you perceive and it also depends on past experience. Understanding is the key. the more better understand, the more better will be the storage and retention. Once the brain retain it properly and stores in someplace where it can be retrieved easily, the more easy for it to recollect. So the basic step in remembrance is understanding. Make sure you understand whatever you study. There are "effective learning techniques" to help you. Physical exercise, outdoor games, indoor games, entertainment, hobbies etc also play an important part in improving brain power. Include green leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts etc in your daily diet. Make sure to play brain games like sudoku atleast once in a week. All the above, together, contributes to keep your brain sharp and healthy. Take care.
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Why it was said that in epilepsy medication side effect is tolerable then disease itself? Bcoz there are so many side effects of medicine despite of that it is recommended?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Because the effects of epilepsy are more serious than the side effects of its medicines that's why taking medication is a better acceptable solution
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Always I want thinking about drinking. How to control myself Please tell me how to get out of drink habit.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only strong will power, determination, attending AA meetings and diverting mind when tempted will help you stop alcohol Or may need professional help from a psychiatrist or de addiction centre . 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 have pain on my body during the winter time. Certain part are more painful like the calf of my leg and arms. Please let me know what to do.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
It might be of muscle strain or of pathological reasons or of fatigue do learn stretching and Strengthening exercises from Neuro Physiotherapist Best Wishes
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