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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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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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Sir, I AM 25 YEARS FEMALE. I AM SUFFERING FROM GASTRIC PROBLEM SINCE SEVERAL YEARS. I FEEL STOMACH FULLNESS, CHEST PAIN, dizziness AND HEADACHE FROM LAST 20 DAYS. I HAVE DONE USG AND THERE IS NO PROBLEM IN REPORTS.

MBBS
General Physician, Pudukkottai
Sir, I AM 25 YEARS FEMALE. I AM SUFFERING FROM GASTRIC PROBLEM SINCE SEVERAL YEARS. I FEEL STOMACH FULLNESS, CHEST PA...
Kindly take soft foods. Avoid junk foods. Papaya will help you in digestion. Kindly take c.omez bd. Avoid cholestrol.
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Sir I am suffering from a poor digestive system from last 3 years. A doctor consulted me 'Gut ok'(probiotic capsule) ,ZENFLOX-OZ TABLET (Antibiotic tablet) and Histac 150 mg tablet. Sir Is it ok to take probiotic with Antibiotic tablet?

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, TRAINING IN USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
Sir I am suffering from a poor digestive system from last 3 years.
A doctor consulted me 'Gut ok'(probiotic capsule) ...
you can take Nux vomica 200 in gloubles 4-6 pills at night before going to bed for 7 days and consult after that
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I have mouth ulcers problem since childhood, I am 31 years old. Constipation or acidity could be one cause as I face them too occasionally. What could be ultimate solution to this problem or whom should I refer.?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I have mouth ulcers problem since childhood, I am 31 years old. Constipation or acidity could be one cause as I face ...
Take good care of your stomoch add fibrous diet to your food as two bananas a day plenty of water take bnc cap daily use metrogyldg gel over ulcers.
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I am suffering from severe acidity from last 24 years. I take nexpro 40 mg everyday. Pls give suitable alternative for the same. Thanks.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am suffering from severe acidity from last 24 years. I take nexpro 40 mg everyday. Pls give suitable alternative fo...
Hi, Inadequate sleep, untimely intake of food, intake of very hot and spicy food, mental worries and tensions, excessive usage of pain killers and antibiotics are all causes of acidity. Please follow these tips apart from taking medicines to avoid recurrence: - Do not keep your stomach empty for long durations, - Eat in small quantities frequently. - Avoid hot, spicy and oil fried food - Drink plenty of water in between your intake. - Keep away from mental stress and tensions, - Perform physical exercises daily and meditation helps to relieve mental stress and tensions. - Consume lot of fibre like raw vegetables, oats, fruits, sprouts, etc - Avoid excess intake of coffee or tea , intake of medicines on empty stomach. - Be careful about the food while eating outside. - Carry a small pack of biscuit or some fruits along with you for emergency. - Whenever you suffer from acidity, take the medications prescribed by the doctor for 2-3 weeks continuously until the wounds in the stomach gets healed completely. - Sleep at least for 8 hours a day. - Restrict the usage of pain killers and antibiotics frequently. You can even try these home remedies: - Drink kheer prepared out of saboo The following are some home remedies: - Drink a glass of pumpkin juice everyday in the morning on empty stomach. - Take 1tsf of jeera powder mixed with jaggery twice daily. or poppy seeds which keeps the stomach cool. – Take a bowl of curds mixed with sugar or a glass of lassi everyday which helps to neutralise the acid.
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I am suffering from hyper acidity, even I eat simple food then also I suffer acidity. So what can I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am suffering from hyper acidity, even I eat simple food then also I suffer acidity. So what can I do.
1.Take bland diet, Avoid foods which cause acidity like spicy, oily, fatty and junk foods, onion, garlic, citrus fruit, tomato etc 2..Have proper Breakfast, Don’t skip or postpone your meal, Take home made food, Avoid food and water from outside, 3.Eat smaller meals and don't overeat. 4.Drink plenty of water. Take your meal regularly and timely. Avoid fasting, Don’t skip your breakfast. 5. Stop smoking, consumption of alcohol and tobacco, excess tea or coffee if you are having, 7. Avoid stress 8. take one tablet of pan40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days. 9. Consult for further advice
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I have been diagnosed now with grade 1 fatty liver and small 4mm calculus in left kidney. 2 years ago it was mild fatty lever. For the past 3 years the stone size is constant. What are the natural ways to cure this? What are the diet restrictions? Am I going to die?

M. Sc. Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics, B.Sc-Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Visakhapatnam
I have been diagnosed now with grade 1 fatty liver and small 4mm calculus in left kidney.
2 years ago it was mild fat...
About 80% of all kidney stones are composed of calcium and other minerals, usually a combination of calcium and oxalate. In some cases dietary adjustments help to prevent the recurrence of these types of stones. Increase fluid intake: This is the most important preventive measure for all patients who develop kidney stones. It hinders the formation of stones by diluting the urine. The biggest portion of calcium in the diet comes from milk and foods made from large amounts of milk, such as cheeses and yogurt, dark greeny vegetables. Too much may cause calcium stones. Sugar, sodium, and animal protein: It has been found that too much of these may also aggravate the development of calcium or calcium oxalate stones. A diet high in animal protein affects certain minerals in the urine that may promote the formation of kidney stones. Insoluble fiber also speeds up movement of substances through the intestine, so there will be less time for calcium to be absorbed. When vitamin C is used by the body, oxalate is produced. Fatty liver may cause enlargement of the liver, also result in symptoms such as fever, confusion and jaundice, or yellowing of the skin. Adopt a diet consisting of about 75 percent organic raw fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts. Adopt a diet consisting of about 75 percent organic raw fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts. Prescription for Nutritional Healing, raw, organic plant foods introduce fewer toxins into the body than cooked foods. This may reduce the workload on the liver, allowing it to clear out fatty deposits and regenerate healthy cells. Add turmeric to soups, curries. Turmeric, this spice contains a chemical, called curcumin, that may help protect the liver against damage caused by accumulated fats. It may also aid in the regeneration of liver cells and the removal of fats. The Healing Herbs, anise seeds may stimulate the regeneration of healthy liver cells, allowing the liver to flush out excess fats. Add beans and legumes, such as chickpeas, kidney beans, soybeans and peas, to your diet. These foods contain arginine, an amino acid that helps neutralize ammonia, which is a toxic byproduct created by the body during the digestion process. Detoxification of ammonia may reduce stress on the liver. Proper hydration may help cleanse the liver of fats and toxins.
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I am having hyper acid attack problem since 5 days. Symptoms: 1Itching, redness and chubna in my left eyes. 2 pain in neck and left cheek 3It feels if I vomit, vil get relieved 4 ghabrat and insomnia 5 tried pantocid dsr, but problem persists 6.also consult dentist, ent,everything is fine please suggest?

MBBS, DOMS, MS - Ophthalmology, , Fellowship in phacoemusification
Ophthalmologist, Patna
I am having hyper acid attack problem since 5 days. Symptoms:
1Itching, redness and chubna in my left eyes.
2 pain in...
For redness ,itching & burning you may use genteal eye drops 4-5 times & Pataday eye drops twice daily.
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I am suffering with stomach and gas problem. I have consulted many doctors. But medicine works till the time I keep continue taking medicine. This problem I am feeling since 4 to 5 months.In every week at least one time I suffer loose motion. At present I am taking homeopathic medicine but despite this I am not fine.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Pharmacy
Ayurveda, Mumbai
I am suffering with stomach and gas problem.
I have consulted many doctors. But medicine works till the time I keep c...
Follow bland diet for 2 weeks. Stop all kinds of outside food n junk food. Stop non veg and milk n milk products for few days. Drink a glass of warm water every morning empty stomach. Medication. Tablet ajmodadi 1-1-1 syrup triphala 2spoons at night dadimavaleh 2-2 take all the treatment for 3 months.
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Stress & Its Effects on Gastroenterology

MBBS, MS - General Surgery , DNB (General Surgery), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), Fellow HPB Surgery & Liver Transplant (Singapore) , FICS - RPSLH - RPSLH
Gastroenterologist, Hyderabad
Stress & Its Effects on Gastroenterology

A stressful event like speaking in public, going to a job interview can give you butterflies in your stomach that may literally make you want to run to the bathroom. Stress affects every aspect of our lives including digestion. This includes indigestion, heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome. When put in a stressful situation, the body releases hormones known as corticotropin-releasing hormone or CRH. This, in turn, signals the adrenal gland to pump out adrenaline and steroids that help with the body's flight or fight response. Here are a few ways stress affects the gastrointestinal system.Here are a few ways stress affects the gastrointestinal system.

  1. Stress kills appetite: Stress eating is a real problem that results from the contradictory reactions of hormones. The hormones released by stress kill a person's appetite, but at the same time, the steroids released by these hormones make the person crave unhealthy foods like ice-cream, chocolate or potato chips. These foods aren't easy to digest and can cause indigestion, gas buildup and heart burn.
  2. Stress leads to ulcers: Ulcers are caused by bacteria, but stress strengthens the infection and disturbs the balance of hydrochloric acid and protective secretions in the stomach. This increases the risk of ulcer formation in the stomach. Once the ulcers are present in the stomach, stress can worsen the symptoms.
  3. Stress alters the gastrointestinal pathophysiology: Stress can cause changes in gastrointestinal secretions and reduce the amount of oxygen available to the digestive system. It also impairs gastroduodenal motility and amount of enzymes being secreted by the pancreas. Additionally, it interferes with the passage of food through the intestinal tract and alters colonic motility. Stress also affects the absorption of nutrients from the stomach and increases the blood flow to the digestive system by four times the normal amount thus decreasing metabolism rates.
  4. Stress affects irritable bowel syndrome: Stress in itself does not cause irritable bowel syndrome but can worsen the situation. This is because stress can make the colon contract and cause abdominal pain. These contractions are usually uncoordinated and can lead to constipation. It also makes the body more sensitive to pain thus increasing discomfort.
  5. Stress lowers immunity: A large part of the immune system is housed in the gut. Stress reduces the secretion of enzymes in the gut and leaves the digestive system vulnerable to bacterial infections. By weakening the immune system in the gut, stress also increases the risk of suffering from infections in other parts of the body.
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I have did few tests like lipid profile, Lft, Kft, blood sugar fasting I also did USG Everything was normal in USG it shows fatty liver Grd - 1 In LFT it shows enzymes are little raise like SGOT n PT then doctor has suggested me fibro scan and I did that also n that was absolutely normal. I have already cut the oil sugar was already cut off exercise I am doing regularly in gym else I want to know what should I do? I hope I will get the correct guide so that I can maintain my health. Regards,

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have did few tests like lipid profile, Lft, Kft, blood sugar fasting I also did USG Everything was normal in USG it...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. It is good to know that all your function tests are normal. Grade fatty liver is invariably seen in many persons with over weight. Looking at your weight and height with a BMI of 26.51 kgs, you are overweight. Normal BMI is <23 kgs/M2. Your ideal body weight should be about 72 kgs or less. To control liver enzymes and stop progression of fatty liver weight reduction and exercise plus healthy diet are the only means available. Therefore you are on the right track. Thanks.
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I have problem of hair failing and gastric since two month. Please advice me what should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I have problem of hair failing and gastric since two month. Please advice me what should I do?
Please note the following in respect to your queries: there can be many reasons behind your hair fall - like mental worries, nutritional deficiency, hereditary and anemia. Take homeopathic medicine baryta carb 200 (5 drops in little water) one dose and revert after 2 weeks. Apply jaborandi hair oil. Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily. Eat healthy and balanced food like pulses, green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits and nuts etc. Add more vitamin rich food to your diet. Avoid stress and anger by meditation. Cut down the use of hair spray, hair gel. Take sound/good sleep. Avoid too much exposure of your hair to sunlight/ hair styling tools, as they damage hair and cause split ends. Consult me for homeopathic treatment.
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Sir I have acidity problem burning sensation in stomach. specially midnight it is more And even time more. I take some food then it will reduce burring. Tab zita omeprazole cap use. Kudly advice medicine for acidity.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Sir I have acidity problem burning sensation in stomach. specially midnight it is more
And even time more. I take som...
Hello, Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins, dilute acid in stomach, soften faeces (stool)  to prevent constipation, piles fissure.   •Go for a brisk walk in d morning to restore your peristaltic movement to ease gastric disorder.   • Go for meditation & yoga to nourish your whole body to complete the digestion and to calm down stress ,being, one of d  main reasons of gastritis & peptic ulcer.   •  Your diet be simple, non- irritant, easily digestible ,on time to avoid, indigestion.  • Consume, apples, carrots, skimmed milk, papaya,bottle gourds (lauki) ,mung- dal,    •Tk Homoeo medicines, being gentle  repaid & safe  in administration.@ Carbo veg200-6 pills, thrice. @ Acid Sulph 30-6 pills, thrice a day.   • Ensure at least 7 hrs of sound sleep in d night.    • Avoid, caffeine ,nicotine ,alcohol, junk food, citrus fruits, curds, pizza,bargar ,cookies & watching Tv in late night. > Your feedback matters, please. Tk, care, stay fit & fine.
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i am suffering from acidity problem. what should i do to recover from this problem?

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
i am suffering from acidity problem. what should i do to recover from this problem?
Hi, u can take Homoeopathic medicine named Nux vomica 200, 3-3 pills 3 times a day for 1 month. Revert after 1 month I m sure u will be fine Thanks
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I have acidity problem and also digestion problem when I had lunch or dinner after one hr I feel like vomiting and have acidity please suggest to me what I will do Thanks

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
I have acidity problem and also digestion problem when I had lunch or dinner after one hr I feel like vomiting and ha...
Dear lybrate user. At first 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 water after meals 3) avoid, junk, oily, spicy, salty, fast and fermented foods. 4) avoid late night sleeping habits. A) take 10 ml of ginger juice and honey before meals. B) eat 5 gm of black cumin seeds after meals regularly. C) take 30 ml of aloe vera juice along with 30 ml of lukewarm water at night before sleep. Do all these things for fifteen days, it gives you good result, reply to me for further suggestions. Thanks.
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I have a recurrent constipation. I take high fibre diet as well. I take milk of magnesia as well still no effect. I am pain and itching in anus as well. I took an albendazole 400 mg tablet today as well. No effect please prescribe some med.

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, TRAINING IN USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
I have a recurrent constipation. I take high fibre diet as well. I take milk of magnesia as well still no effect. I a...
be relax mentally and physically.dont think too much as it cause anxiety and nervous ness...take Nux vomica 200.one drops daily and night in cup of water for 7 days.also take cina200in gloubles 4-6pills thrice daily for 3days in a week's for 30 days and CONSULT after taking medicine thanks.
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I had little blood and mucus in my stool its 1st time I had it I was having constipation from last 4-5 days. Then the blood and a white colour gel type pigment came out I am not having any kind of swelling in my anus I have taken homeopathic medicine nux vom silicea and calcafluor Will I be alright? Why it is happening?

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kanpur
I had little blood and mucus in my stool its 1st time I had it I was having constipation from last 4-5 days. Then the...
May be hard stool has cut the passage and blood comes out so it may be a fissure if you have pain also or pile if no pain or infection if you have loose stool and you need to be examined by general surgeon and proctoscopy to be done to know what exactly it is, by the time keep your stool soft by taking plenty of fluids orally and high fiber diet.
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I suspect I'm suffering from histaminosis. My symptoms are Stomach bloating, irritable bowels, low blood pressure, nasal congestion, difficulty breathing, panic attack, irritation and mucus in throat, pressure is head, head ache, fatigue, involuntary muscle movement, difficulty sleeping, pain behind eyes. Most of these symptoms occur after eating a meal. I was diagnosed with stomach ulcer and got treated for it 6 months back. I am 24 years old and living in pune India. I want to know what is wrong with me and what type of doctor can I consult for my problems.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I suspect I'm suffering from histaminosis. My symptoms are Stomach bloating, irritable bowels, low blood pressure, na...
Hello, Your troubles lie in your bowel being influenced with stress and irregular life style of yours. Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins, hydrating your body restoring metabolism to absorb neutrients preventing constipation. •Go for meditation to reduce stress and  nourishing cells & tissues including brain to calm your nerve nourishing your entire body. •Your diet be normal, non-irritant in small intervals avoiding gastric disorder. •Avoid, junk food, alcohol, caffiene,  nicotine, piza,  burger Tk, homoeopathic medicine:@ Acid sulph 30-6 pills, thrice. @ Ignatia 30-6 pills, thrice. Tk, care.
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In my liver test report, the result is grade 1 fatty liver what is it any problem pls help me.

Bechhlor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
In my liver test report, the result is grade 1 fatty liver what is it any problem pls help me.
Kapaalbhaati pranayaam 15 min regularly for 2 month. Punarnavamandoor 2-2 tab yakritpleehaantak loh 2-2 tab after meal twice a day for 1 month. Medohar vati 2-2 tab empty stomach twice a day. Avoid fried oily n spicy diet. Use warm water for 20 days. Review after 1 month.
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Ayurveda And The Treatment of Gastritis!

BAMS, Msc-Psychoneurobics, Diploma in Counseling and Spiritual Health
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Ayurveda And The Treatment of Gastritis!

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian life science that requires you to make various lifestyle changes along with the use of medication that is based on herbs and condiments with massages and Yogic postures. This field of medicine believes in getting to the root of the problem so as to cure it and prevent it in the future as well. Gastritis is no different and enjoys the same kind of attention when it comes to Ayurveda. Here is everything you need to know about the Ayurvedic perspective of gastritis.

Definition: As per Ayurveda, gastritis is known as Urdhva Amlapitta, which can lead to the occurrence of stomach ulcers when the inflammation of the stomach lining goes untreated for a prolonged period of time. This inflammation is the basic outcome of the condition.

Causes: Problems in the Vata Dosha, one of the four Doshas in the body, can cause this condition. Also, a build up of Ama or toxins due to poor digestive health, can lead to the occurrence of this disease. As per Ayurveda, there are many reasons that may cause this toxin build up and the imbalance in the Vata Dosha. This includes eating spicy food on a regular or frequent basis and taking too many drugs like pain killers and analgesics which can lead to this condition. Also, too much of alcohol consumption and greasy food can cause gastritis. Further, one of the main causes of gastritis as per Ayurveda, is the presence of too much stress and worry, and the lack of a proper routine when it comes to eating, sleeping and exercising.

Symptoms: The main symptoms include appetite loss and nausea, as well as discomfort and pain in the abdomen. Gastrointestinal bleeding and blood discharge may also occur for patients suffering from this condition. Headaches and vomiting are also common symptoms of this condition.

Medication: There are various Ayurvedic medicines that can help in treating this condition. Sukumara Ghrita are ghee based preparations that can be taken every morning with a glass of warm milk in order to activate the digestive fires and improve the digestive powers. The difference can usually be seen in a matter of days. Dhatri Lauha includes amla juice which should be taken twice a day. Lemon juice, ajwain, amla and ginger are also helpful in such situations.

Lifestyle Changes: Avoiding spicy and greasy food as well as stopping alcohol abuse and smoking can help in curing this condition. One should also stay away from excessively stressful mental and physical tasks.

Taking the right steps at the right time for a proper routine with good habits can help in treating this condition as per Ayurveda.

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