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Dr. R.Kannan

Gastroenterologist, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. R.Kannan Gastroenterologist, Chennai
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Dr. R.Kannan is a renowned Gastroenterologist in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with New Hope Indian Hospital in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. R.Kannan on Lybrate.com.

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My husband has a problem of mouth ulcer. This is a regular problem. He takes b-complex medicine regularly but still the problem persists. Kindly suggest measures. His age- 32.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Chronic non healing ulcers are indicative of some underlying disorder. Kindly consult privately for personalised assessment and management.
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There is a calculi of about 4.60 mm size in my right kidney. Intestinal swallow. Pain in right side of stomach. please suggest what medicine I should take. Also high gastric problems. please help.

MBBS, PGC IN FAMILY WELFARE &HEALTH MANAGEMENT, DHA, PGD IN MEDICAL LAWS ÐICS
General Physician, Kolkata
There is a calculi of about 4.60 mm size in my right kidney. Intestinal swallow. Pain in right side of stomach. pleas...
1.Blood Sugar check. 2.Urine for Culture & Sensitiviyy 3.Serum Calcium,Uric Acid. 4.3-4 ltrs of water intake in 24 hrs. 5.Follow up on 30May with reports.
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Hi doctor, should I take digeplex for my stomach pain? Or are there any other medications which I can take in this case? I have problem in digesting food. I don't eat outside because of this very reason. Please help me out.

MBBS, DNB, Diploma Dyslipidemia, CCEBDM, CCMTD
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hi doctor, should I take digeplex for my stomach pain? Or are there any other medications which I can take in this ca...
Dear user we can very well understand your concern for indigestion. Please try to understand that indigestion is more of life style issue than anatomical. It is advisable if you can start exercising on a regular basis along with high fibre diet and liberal fluid intake. Digeplex basically contains digestive enzymes. Though this is quite a safe medicine but it is advisable that it should be consumed only under the prescription of a registered medical practitioner. Hope that solves your query. Anything more then feel free to revert.
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I am 26 years old name i have acidity problem stomach pain some times blood coming from mouth doctor are giving medicines only twice I have done endoscopy and scanning but report nil. What is the actual problem suffering since 3 years but blood came from mouth last week only once only. Request you for suggestion.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Sultanpur
I am 26 years old name i have  acidity problem stomach pain some times blood coming from mouth doctor are giving medi...
dear friend, you need to make some changes in your diet. please avoid oily and spicy food as possible. don't remain empty stomach for more than 2_3 hrs in day time. take Avipattikar churna 5 gms with cool milk three times in a day. Gulkand 5 gms once daily. continue this for 15 days, and tell your progress to guide further.
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hello Doctors. I am 27 years old last few days I have suffering from some problem but did not discussed with any one please give me proper solution so that I can feel relax, my problem is, I was passing blood when I went to toilet in morning and I am having pain in that at the time of motions as well.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
hello Doctors. I am  27 years old last few days I have suffering from some problem but did not discussed with any one...
Hi, Take high fiber diet and drink plenty of fluids like water, tender coconut, fresh fruit juices, buttermilk, milk, etc. Take cap. M-Ceaz 1 cap 3 times a day. Be on bland diet for 3-4 days. Take tab. Anuloma DS 1 tab. with hot water at bedtime to get easy evacuation in the morning.
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Hello doctors, I am 23 year old. I want to consult about my father, my father has stone in liver, could you please suggest what should I do? I am confuses whether I should go for operation or any other treatment? If there is better option than please suggest me? Its urgent Thank you.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Delhi
Dear lybrate-user, there is always a better option and in your father case best is to remove stone naturally with medicines. I will never suggest anyone for operation since its a loss of organ which obviously will result negatively to internal body. Go for natural treatment which have no side effects and have guaranteed results.
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Hey. My delivery date is 10 sep. But today I feel pain in my lower abdomen n in thigh. But I have no yellowish water in vagina. Its white n in little amount. I feel pain alternatively after every 15 min. It is the sign of labour pain. Please tell me symptom of labour pain.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS, Post Doctoral Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery
Gynaecologist, Pune
Hey. My delivery date is 10 sep. But today I feel pain in my lower abdomen n in thigh. But I have no yellowish water ...
LABOUR PAINS ARE ON THE WHOLE UTERUS AND NOT AT A SINGLE POINT. THEY FOLLOW PERFECT RHYTHM, INCREASE IN FREQUENCY AND DURATION. YOUR EXPECTED DATE IS 10 SEPT. I THINK WHAT YOUR ARE EXPERIENCING IS BECAUSE OF THE HEAD IMPACTION IN THE LOWER PART OF YOUR ABDOMEN.
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When I take my lunch in the afternoon when my stomach is is nearly 3/4 full fluid comes from my nostrils like having a cold and at that I have to wipe it off and stop eating. What syndrome is this.

MBBS
General Physician,
When I take my lunch in the afternoon when my stomach is is nearly 3/4 full fluid comes from my nostrils like having ...
That mrans you are allergic to a particular ingredient in your food you ate. Or esting. Try to find out by eleminating one by one ongredients so that you dont get this short of problem while eating. Gradually you will come to know.

Sir, im arindam, 22 yr, 169 cm and my body weight is only 48 kg. I have chronic digestive disorder such as gas, flatulence, acidity, indigestion, nausea after meal and constipation also, bowl is not clear properly. Im underweight, and tiredness too with low b.p. Im also suffering from very small appetite. Please suggest me sir. Ant home remedies or medicine.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Sir, im arindam, 22 yr, 169 cm and my body weight is only 48 kg. I have chronic digestive disorder such as gas, flatu...
Follow the following tips:- · Pay attention to your health and food intake. · To increase your appetite, have a glass of lime water or 1 cardamom (elaichi) before your meal. · Have minimum 4 meals in a day. · Drink 1 glass of milk twice a day. · Try to enjoy your meals and gradually increase the quantity you eat every time. · A balance diet should have all essential nutrients in it. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It should include combination of Both Carbohydrates and Proteins for e.g. Oats with Milk or Poha/ Upma with a glass of milk. If you do not like milk have 1-2 egg whites in the morning along with your breakfast. · You need to focus on your protein intake: Increase your protein intake e.g. Milk, dairy products- cheese, paneer, lentils (dals), nuts (soya, peanuts, dry fruits ), pulses e.g. Rajma, chole, kidney beans etc. Sprouts. If you are a non-vegetarian, then you can have proteins by also eating eggs, chicken, fish. Make sure you are including at least 2 serving of any of these in your daily meal. · Lunch and dinner again should be a combination of Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats which could have dal, roti, sabji/chicken, salad. · Please do have minimum 4 almonds or a small bowl of peanuts every day. · Please ensure that you drink at least 3 litres of water every day.
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My health is very weak I eat many fruits but there is no change in my health can you advice me a healthy diet and I also have a problem of acidity. From many years. Help me?

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
My health is very weak I eat many fruits but there is no change in my health can you advice me a healthy diet and I a...
Hi here are 6 ways to gain weight healthily: 1. Eating 5 to 6 meals a day in order to gain weight, start eating 5-6 meals a day by breaking them into parts. Eating a lot at once may cause indigestion if the body fails to absorb all nutrients. Eat in small amounts, even if you are not hungry and there will be an increase in appetite from day to day. The aim should be to have a generously portioned breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as two to three snacks in between. 2. Start weight training if you build your muscles through weight training, it will convert the extra weight into lean body mass and also stimulate your appetite. The extra muscle increases the rate of metabolism. When you start exercising you will often experience extreme muscle soreness but it goes away in 3-5 days. 3. Load up on protein besides weight training, a protein-rich diet can help you gain mass. Eating a meal heavy in protein shortly after finishing exercise can be highly effective in adding extra pounds to your body. However, a diet focused only on lean protein is not helpful. It is important to make sure that your diet has plenty of fat in it. Eat foods rich in protein like cheese, meat, eggs, etc to gain weight in a healthy manner. 4. Workout your entire body a lot of people focus only on training the muscles on their arms, chest and shoulders and this is a grave error. Firstly, it will give you a disproportionate body; and it will make you prone to injuries. Therefore, it's important to work out the entire body for a complete and balanced look. 5. Drink your calories to reach the calorie requirement only by eating may be tough. Drinking milk, milkshakes or protein shakes with little or no sugar can be an effective way to load up on the calorie requirements. 6. Be patient and believe in yourself gaining weight quickly in a healthy manner is unrealistic. Every body type is different and it takes months to gain weight. Living healthy by eating the right diet will increase your strength. It is also important to keep following the routine even if you don't see any gains. Caution: junk food and fried foods must be avoided; although have a tendency to add more fat to your body but are very low in vitamins and minerals which are essentially required to keep you really fit. Related tip: the most powerful way to put on weight - snacking right.
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I am 34 years old l have suffering a gas problem. My STOOL is not clearly some time lose & tight. In my stomach have various sound after eating.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 34 years old l have suffering a gas problem. My STOOL is not clearly some time lose & tight. In my stomach have ...
Pl take care of your eating habits. If you feel burning in stomach, then you better is to take fruits and reduce regular meals. Sometimes, simply eating less takes care of stomach trouble. A use ful way is to divide both lunch and dinner into two or three halves each, with interval of two hours between each half, so that through out the day you eat sufficiently but also avoid over loading of food on stomach and thus help to prevent acidity, indigestion etc Use parsley and jeera seeds while cooking vegetables. Please make it a point that too bitter, too sour, salty, hot, pungent, dry and burning foods are to be avoided as such foods cause distress, misery and disease. Thus deep frying foods or foods taking lot of oil as in gravy vegetables, salty foods, spicy foods, long preserved, frozen foods, junk foods like pizzas burgers chips are to be avoided. Drink two glasses of warm water on empty stomach every morning about 30 minutes before breakfast. Try it! This works amazingly! In addition, walk fast for 30 minutes every day or engage in some service every day. Please also do meditation regularly and sincerely which has been scientifically proved for overall health.
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Gut Feelings: Eight Steps to Better Digestion

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Poor digestion can put a cramp in anyone’s style. But sometimes it’s tough to know what might be causing the problem. Here’s a quick way to make sense of bad gut feelings, along with some steps you can take to improve your digestive health.

Your gut is your guardian

Your gut is a bit like a watchdog. It’s a tough and loyal guardian, and very smart.

Its job is to welcome healthy nutrients and life-giving water, while protecting you from various toxins and irritants that may try to sneak in alongside them.
Most of the time, your gut has great judgement. But occasionally, it’s a bit hasty. Every now and then, it overreacts. And sometimes, it’s just not strong enough to fend off the “bad guys.”

What kind of bad guys are we talking about? Well...there are dozens. You can learn more about them in this in-depth article. But in the meantime:

too many over-the-counter or prescription drugs
too much sugar or refined carbohydrates
too much alcohol
“bad” bacteria
parasites, yeast
stress (acute & chronic)
environmental contaminants.
When your gut hurts

Any of these can irritants can lead to bloating, gas, constipation, or diarrhea.

If you’re suffering from symptoms like these, it means your “enemies” are too strong. Your guardian has been overpowered and simply can’t protect you any more.

Symptoms of poor gut health can also show up outside the gut.

Have you ever been bothered by unexplained headaches, joint pain, fibromyalgia, skin problems, sleep disturbances, or fatigue? Any of these might be due to poor gut health.
The good news is that with the right nutrition, you can strengthen your gut’s defences and provide a stronger barrier. Not only will your gut be happier, but you’ll also enjoy better overall health.

Eight easy steps to a happier gut

It may be tempting simply to mask your symptoms with medications like over-the-counter antacids or prescription drugs.

But soothing the symptoms won’t make your underlying problem go away, and may actually make things worse.

Instead, try these simple nutritional strategies. Followed with a bit of care, they can help you figure out the source and treat it at the same time.

Eat when hungry, stop when satisfied. Believe it or not, this simple rule can save you countless hours of misery (and might help you lose unwanted pounds).
Eat slowly. Chewing is important for enzyme release and breaking food into particles that the gut can manage.
Eliminate any foods or drinks that bother you. Aren’t sure what those are? Try an elimination diet to find out. Common culprits include sugar alcohols, refined grains, MSG, and dairy products.
Add real food. Fruits, vegetables, beans, tea, and coffee are good sources of gut-strengthening flavonoids. Beans, peas, whole grains, nuts, seed, fruits are high in fibre, which helps to ensure regular elimination of toxins.
Balance your bacteria. Good bacteria strengthen the intestinal barrier. Choose 1-2 probiotic/prebiotic rich foods or drinks and eat them often. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Recover well. Sleep, stress management (like meditation or yoga) and exercise are vital to help us control inflammation, which in turn can improve gut health. But remember that too much exercise is taxing on the body. And give your gut a break: avoid big meals before exercise.
Reduce your chemical burden. Choose organic when you can, try not to heat foods in plastic containers, avoid food colorings and fish high in mercury.
Supplement wisely. A few options to consider include glutamine, digestive enzyme supplements, Vitamin D, Omega-3s, iron, turmeric. But be sure to address the underlying problem first. You can ask me doubts, privately
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I have anal fistula since 4 years. Which Ayurvedic medicine will be good to finish this diseases. please doctor suggest me.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Fistula is a chronic abnormal communication between anal canal and peri anal skin.It occurs due to non healing of Ano rectal abscess and spread of infection to peri anal skin (Anorectal abscess is drained under local anesthesia). Diagnosis- External Opening in perianal skin and internal opening in anal canal.,Diagnosis- Proctoscopy/sigmoidoscopy. Treatment of fistula-Fistulectomy under G.A. Symptoms- chronic discharge of pus/blood/stool from the external opening, Itching, pain while passing stool, Constipation
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I am suffering from a condition where a pea size ball emerged uper end of my anus. It doesn't itch, it pains a slight if I touch it. It goes inside when I stand up! What is the actual term of the disease and what should I do?

PGD Maternal Child Health, MBBS
General Physician, Akola
I am suffering from a condition where a pea size ball emerged uper end of my anus. It doesn't itch, it pains a slight...
Looks like a protruding internal pile or hemorrhoid from the anus which is reducible at present. Ensure that your stools are soft because friction with hard stools may cause bleeding in it. Eat a lot of fiber and salads.
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For the past week and a half I have been having anal issues. Its red on the inside and swollen. Itchy. Bleeds and has white and sometimes clear stuff coming out. So swollen I can not poop. What is this?

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Patan
It must be piles may be associated with fissure. Start using stool softner, drink plenty of water, 2%lignocaine ointment for local application and take hot sitz bath atleast twice a day. If not get relief in 3 days, get urself examined by doctor.
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Sir from the last 5 years I having bad breath. I had digestion problem is it the reason? please help me to cure this sir.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Sir from the last 5 years I having bad breath. I had digestion problem is it the reason? please help me to cure this ...
Kindly consult a gastroenterologist & a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning. You may consult me in person too. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush.
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Hi Doctor, I am 28 years old female. Having lower abdomen pain every time from last 4 months, 12 days prior to menstruation.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi Doctor, I am 28 years old female. Having lower abdomen pain every time from last 4 months, 12 days prior to menstr...
Hello, the pain you are talking about is because of ovulation, so take homoeopathic medicines - Mag. Phos. 6x and Colocynthis 200 - both after 2-3 hrs. during the pain. And Five Phos/ thrice dail for 1month. If the pain still persists, get back to me for further guidance. Management: Regular light exercise daily helps to reduce the pain and improves the circulation. Eat healthy and nutritious diet to avoid any deficiencies. Drink 12-15 glasses of water (as dehydration can also lead to more cramps).
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Mai 30 ka man hu muzhe daily acidity aur gas ka problem hota hai last 3 years se aur ab ye roz morning aur evening mai ho raha hai.

MBBS, DMCH, DEM
General Physician, Jaipur
Mai 30 ka man hu muzhe daily acidity aur gas ka problem hota hai last 3 years se aur ab ye roz morning aur evening ma...
Stomach gas problems are mostly due to irregular/ unhygienic food habits. Change your food habits, eat your meals at regular intervals, avoid spicy, oily / fatty food, maida containing food items, fruit juices/ sugary drinks/excessive tea/coffee/alcohol. Increase intake high fibre diet. Take light dinner. Drink plenty of water, go for walk/do light exercise. If problem persist, consult gastroenterologist /physician, simple sonography or baseline blood investigation will diagnose your problem. Take care.
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