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Dr. R.Kannan  - Gastroenterologist, Chennai

Dr. R.Kannan

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Surgical Gastroenterology

Gastroenterologist, Chennai

19 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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Dr. R.Kannan MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Surgical Gastroenterology Gastroenterologist, Chennai
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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Dr. R.Kannan is a renowned Gastroenterologist in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. Doctor has had many happy patients in his/her 19 years of journey as a Gastroenterologist. Doctor is a MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Surgical Gastroenterology . 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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MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 1998
MS - General Surgery - Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai - 2001
DNB - Surgical Gastroenterology - Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai - 2003
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Tamilnadu Medical Council

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I am 30 year old. I am getting one type of pain in upper part of stomach. Having problem in mostly night time before getting in to sleep. What is the problem? Is it related to digestive problem or ulcer?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 30 year old. I am getting one type of pain in upper part of stomach. Having problem in mostly night time before ...
Hello, take natrum phos 6x, 5 tabs thrice daily before meals and bc no. 25, 5 tabs thrice daily after meals for gastric problem. If the pain persists then go for an ultrasound abdomen test. Take care.
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Dear Doctor I am suffering from heartburn since many years. I am a smoker say 6, 8 cigarettes per day. Trying to stop but. Any tablets to stop or minimise this situation. Will there be any serious condition in future if this heartburn continues. I occasionally take digene. Any food to be avoided and to be taken particularly? Best regards Sharafudeen.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear Doctor
I am suffering from heartburn since many years. I am a smoker say 6, 8 cigarettes per day. Trying to stop...
Dear lybrate user, you need to take homoeopathic carbo veg 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach. You can also try homoeopathic liver tonic liv-t (sbl company). Take 20 ml of the aforesaid liver tonic, thrice daily, after meals. Try to drink as much water as you can drink daily. Try to get an uninterrupted sleep of minimum 8 hours.
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A am a 54 year old suffering from constipation and difficulty in bowl movement. After meals I feel heavy as my food does not get digested easily so I feel discomfort in lying down.

BHMS
Homeopath,
A am a 54 year old suffering from constipation and difficulty in bowl movement. After meals I feel heavy as my food d...
Dear lybrate user, you need to take homoeopathic carbo veg 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach. You can also try homoeopathic liver tonic liv-t (sbl company). Take 20 ml of the aforesaid liver tonic, thrice daily, after meals. Try to drink as much water as you can drink daily. Try to get an uninterrupted sleep of minimum 8 hours.
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I am facing gas problem a long time and now a days my left hand soldier are paining so what should I do give me any ayurvedic solution.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
I am facing gas problem a long time and now a days my left hand soldier are paining so what should I do give me any a...
Avoid outside spicy and fried food. Walk about 3-5 kms daily. There should be gap of 2hrs after dinner and sleep. Small and frequent meals is of help. Keep your blood sugar controlled. Raise your bed about 4" from headend side. Get your gastroendoscopy done. Tab nexpro-l 1 tab empty stomach.
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I am 20 year old male person I have problems in my nature call since childhood I have tried so much things but doesn't get rid of it.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 20 year old male person I have problems in my nature  call since childhood I have tried so much things but doesn...
1. Eat high fibre diet like fruits, vegetables, beans, boiled/sprouted moong dal, whole grain rice, whole wheat pasta, whole meal breads, multi grain chapatti, oats. 2. Avoid foods which are high in fat. Choose lean meats like fish, chicken. 3. Eat on schedule 4. Drink plenty of water, 8-10 glasses daily, avoid alcohol/caffeine 5. Take regular physical exercise 6. Stick to a regular timing for going to toilet. 7. Take 2 tsf of softovac sf/naturolax powder with warm water at bed time or syrup duphalac 15 ml twice daily for few days 8. If you have chronic constipation, you may have to do colonoscopic examination after consulting gastroenterologist.
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My son age is12 when ever /what ever he eat food or etc he goes to wash room fr 3/4 times. What is the problem n treatment. Is it related to gastro problem. Also his hairs r getting grey. His weight is approx 20 kg he is not growing properly. All test blood test whole abortion ct scan done all clear little 3tiny stones in kidney. For that given medicine neeri from then no pain. Then why he is not well n go at washroom. Please do advice.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
My son age is12 when ever /what ever he eat food or etc he goes to wash room fr 3/4 times. What is the problem n trea...
Hi Mr. Sunny Your son is suffering from problem of improper assimilation of food due to gastro-intestinal problems. And this is responsible for his frequent stools because the stomach and intestines are not able digest and assimilate the food properly leading to weakness and all associated problems. As per my experience these children are usually physically lazy and mentally irritable but variations might occur. Kidney stones are not at all responsible for his problems. Treatment of this problem is possible with holistic homoeopathic medicines and after treating many cases I can tell you that it usually takes 3-4 mnths for the complete cure of problem and improvement is usually seen in first 15 days itself. You need to consult a good homoeopath for this or you can consult me over here or on person as you are in Delhi itself.
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I an 25 year old and I had sudden pain in right lower qualic pain and its unbearable pain its near to right abdomen. No pain killer is working.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
I an 25 year old and I had sudden pain in right lower qualic pain and its unbearable pain its near to right abdomen. ...
Take Colocyn 200 once a day for 4 days Mag phos 3c 4tims day for 10 days Nux vom 12c 4tims day for 10 days Ant crud 12c as above.
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I am suffering form gastric problem regularly within 10 month. What is the solution.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
I am suffering form gastric problem regularly within 10 month. What is the solution.
Avoid tea/coffee alcohol, smoking spicy food. Life style changes and food habbits can solve your problem easily. Chew your food properly. Avoid outside food. Walk about 3-5 kms daily. There should be gap of 2hrs after dinner and sleep. Small and frequent meals is of help. Keep your blood sugar controlled. Raise your bed about 4" from headend side. Get your gastroendoscopy done. Tab nexpro-l 1 tab empty stomach. Consult doctor.
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I had acidity problem which caused severe stomach pain, and was temporarily relieved by the intake of Eno. Doctor suggested to take HP kit treatment. What diet can be suitable for me to avoid recurring of stomach pain?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I had acidity problem which caused severe stomach pain, and was temporarily relieved by the intake of Eno. Doctor sug...
Avoid certain known foods which cause acidity like, coffee, tea, colas, and citrus fruits, oily and spicy food. If your weight is high – losing a few kilos will reduce acidity too. Keep a gap of 2 hours between exercise and meals. Drink at least 3 litres of water every day. Try meditation and yoga to minimise daily stress.
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My sister is suffering from constipation and acidity from the last 2 months. Please help. what she should do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My sister is suffering from constipation and acidity from the last 2 months. Please help. what she should do?
Make her eat food with high fibre content and also can eat bananas at bedtime and Avoid spicy food in her diet
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What to do to get relief from digestion problems? What to avoid in meal to get fit body?

BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmednagar
What to do to get relief from digestion problems?
What to avoid in meal to get fit body?
As far as digestion is concerned 1. Always eat fresh and healthy food. 2. Always take regular meals in time. 3. Avoid spicy, oily foods. Avoid alcohol in any form. 4 avoid keeping late nights. 5. Have regular daily exercises. 6. Always have a sound mind, avoid t. V. Mobile, etc while having your meals.
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Know Everything About Gallstone Surgery!

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General Surgeon, Delhi
Know Everything About Gallstone Surgery!

These Gallstones don’t cause any problems in most cases. But prompt treatment is required if stones block ducts and cause infections and inflammation in the pancreas. This may lead to the removal of the gallbladder through a surgery, known as cholecystectomy, which further includes techniques such as laparoscopic (keyhole) cholecystectomy or open surgery.

Although it is a less vital organ, the body can cope up even after removal.

Procedure of surgery:

  1. The surgery involves removal of gallbladder and gallstones through several incisions in the abdomen. In order to see clearly, the surgeon inflates the abdomen with air or carbon dioxide.
  2. A lighted scope attached to a video camera is inserted into one incision near the belly button. The video monitor is used as a guide for inserting other surgical instruments into the other incisions to remove the gallbladder.
  3. Intraoperative cholangiography is the X-ray procedure which shows the anatomy of bile ducts. This is done before the surgeon removes the gallbladder.
  4. Bile flows from the liver through the common bile duct after the surgery into the small intestine. As the gallbladder has been removed, the gallbladder can no longer store bile between meals but has no effect or little effect on digestion.
  5. In case of open surgery, the surgeon reaches the gallbladder through a large, single incision in the abdominal wall.

Complications after gallbladder surgery:

This surgery carries some degree of risk like any other surgery. Complications such as internal bleeding, infection, injury to nearby digestive organs, injury to the bile duct and injury to blood vessels.

Types of gallstones:

There are three main types of gallstones. They are

  1. Mixed stones: They are made up of cholesterol and salts. They tend to develop in batches.
  2. Cholesterol stones: Mainly made of cholesterol, which is crucial to many metabolic processes. They can grow large enough to block the bile ducts.
  3. Pigment stones: The colour of bile is greenish-brown, due to some particular pigments.

Medical factors to consider before cholecystectomy:

The most important factor is a consideration of your medical history. This is because the pre-existing conditions influence decisions on surgery and anaesthetic and information about any bad reactions or side effects from any medications would be helpful for surgery.

Self-care after the surgery:

Taking rest is the most important thing after surgery. Avoid things such as heavy lifting and physical exertion. The usual recovery period after the surgery is one week. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gastroenterologist.

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I always suffer from gas bloating problem. It worsens when I take oily foods. My appetite also not good.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
I always suffer from gas bloating problem. It worsens when I take oily foods. My appetite also not good.
It may be due to slow peristalsis, Food allergies or minimal Intestinal obstruction due to some infection/infestation/Inflammation, You may send me more information about your problem for better diagnosis Until then you can take Homeopathic Treatment. If you have Faith in Homeopathy, You can use following Homeopathic Medicines: (1) Kalmegh Q (2) Chelidonium Q Avoid fat fried food, take small meals at short intervals, preferably early breakfast and light dinner. Performing Kapalbhati Pranayama and Bhastrika Pranayama with Neoli-Kriya in mornings after passing stools will certainly help you until it is cured.
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My wife having gastric problem from more than a year, we have baby girl 1 year 4 month and since 5 month of pregnancy problem is there, post pregnancy 6 month she operate for gall bladder remove because of stone but till today she is struggling and at the time when she eat she burp in every bite than food goes in her stomach Thanks.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
My wife having gastric problem from more than a year, we have baby girl 1 year 4 month and since 5 month of pregnancy...
U have to improve your food habits do 1. Take 2/ 3 glass of warm water in the morning 2. Take more water in day 3. Take meals at fixed hrs 4. Take small amount of food at a time, take more frequent meals - may be five times a day. 5. No spicy/ fried/ fast/ junk/processed food. 6. No milk for few days, can take curd, no uncooked salad 7. Avoid constipation 8. Use nibu pani (lemon water) 2/ 3 times a day 9. Do not drink/ STORE WATER IN PLASTIC bottles. For medicine contact on private consultation good luck.
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My age is 24 I have problem of acidity from last 1 week and also problem of constipation Dakar is coming every time what can I do?

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
My age is 24 I have problem of acidity from last 1 week and also problem of constipation Dakar is coming every time w...
take fiber diet. use green vegetables. use softovac 3 tsf with one glass of water. do exercise. take pan 40 mg one daily for 10 days.
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The Connection Between Your Pancreas And Diabetes

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
The Connection Between Your Pancreas And Diabetes

You pass by the cake shop and happen to glance at a sumptuous chocolate cake, and then realization dawns on you that you are not allowed to eat simple sugar. Why? The answer to it is diabetes, for which you only have your pancreas to blame. Situated behind the stomach in your body, the pancreas is an organ whose role is to produce hormones and enzymes that aid in the digestive process. One of the hormones that the pancreas produces is insulin which is required by the body to metabolize sugar that is present in various foods.

So, if your pancreas does not produce the required amount of insulin or fails to utilize insulin effectively, it leads to accumulation of glucose in your blood. The improper functioning of the pancreas leads to diabetes. There are four types of diabetes and they are classified with respect to the manner in which the pancreas mal-functions:

  1. Type 1 Diabetes: In this type, the immune system of the body wrongly attacks the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas. This impairs the ability of the pancreas to secrete insulin, thus leading to Type 1 diabetes. However, even after extensive research in this field, the exact triggers haven’t been found yet.
  2. Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 Diabetes develops when the body becomes resistant to insulin. It can either mean that the pancreas is producing less than normal insulin or the body is not being able to utilize the produced insulin effectively. Factors such as a poor diet and lack of exercise increase the risks of Type 2 diabetes.
  3. Pre-diabetes: Pre-diabetes is a condition wherein the blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered as ‘diabetes’. It can again occur due to a reduced secretion of insulin or the inability of the body to utilize the insulin effectively.
  4. Gestational Diabetes: This type of diabetes can develop only during pregnancy. This occurs primarily as the placenta, that connects the fetus with the body’s blood supply, produces hormones that impair the functioning of insulin. This type of diabetes can affect both the mother and the child.

Another common link-

Pancreatitis is a condition that is marked by an inflammation of the pancreatic cells. This inflammation can damage the beta cells that produce insulin, thus resulting in diabetes. Factors that contribute to it are a poor diet, lack of exercise, presence of excessive calcium in the blood or excessive alcohol consumption.

Further Complications-

Diabetes is also known to increase the risks of pancreatic cancer, especially if you have been suffering from this condition for more than 5 years. Pancreatic cancer and Type 2 diabetes share a few similar triggers such as a poor diet, obesity and lack of physical activity.

How can you avoid the same?

It is best that you incorporate lifestyle changes if you have any of these disorders, and talk to your doctor about a treatment plan. Making a few simple lifestyle changes such as eating healthy, avoiding smoking and exercising on a regular basis can reduce the chances of you suffering from both diabetes and any other pancreatic problems. If you wish to discuss on any specific problem, you can consult an endocrinologist.

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I'm suffering from chronic stomach gas and indigestion, rashes, sinusitis, pharyngitis, and eyesight due to allergy since past 5 years. Plz.help m sensitive to food and dust. Took six food items guide to avoid .from past one month but it still not helping. Took meds for couple of weeks for allergies but when courses completes. My symptoms return. please help. I want permanent cure from allergy.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I'm suffering from chronic stomach gas and indigestion, rashes, sinusitis, pharyngitis, and eyesight due to allergy s...
dear lybrate user allergy results due to altered immune response ,so immunosuppressive treatments cant cure but will aggravate it later,a constitutional homoeopathic treatment will cure you in minimum dose itself since it acts by boosting the immune system
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Due to taking contraceptive pills, I am going through severe abdominal pain. Please ans asap.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Pune
Gastritis developed due to medicines could be one reason. There could be other causes unrelated to medicines. For drug induced gastritis, if unbearable and nonessential stopping that particular medicine is the treatment. Avoid taking spicy food which aggravates gastritis.
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Baby is 1 month old now and Need remedy for rashes at bottom part .cries to much whenever pass gas and stool .not able to sleep properly from past two week.

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics), MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Baby is 1 month old now and Need remedy for rashes at bottom part .cries to much whenever pass gas and stool .not abl...
Hi, I recommend you to avoid using diapers for prolonged time. Also intermittently keep the perineal region open to expose it to air to dry up. You can apply coconut oil over affected area for relief from pain. If no relief can add other medicines if required.
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