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Dr. Rajanikanth

Gastroenterologist, Chennai

150 at clinic
Dr. Rajanikanth Gastroenterologist, Chennai
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Dr. Rajanikanth is an experienced Gastroenterologist in Nanganallur, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Rajanikanth personally at BM Hospitals in Nanganallur, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Rajanikanth on Lybrate.com.

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Can gall stones of size 12 mm be removed with out removing the gall bladder ?

FELLOWSHIP IN ADVANCED LIVER SURGERY AND LIVER TRANSPLANTATION, FELLOWSHIP IN HEPATOBILIARY AND LIVER TRANSPLANT SURGERY, MASTER OF SURGERY, MBBS
Gastroenterologist,
The reason for gall stone formation is defect in gall bladder function that is why gall bladder is removed and liver take up gall bladder function after that. If only stone is removed than it will form again. Please tell us more about your symptoms because if you have no symptoms gall stone can be observed by usg every 6 month and gall bladder is removed only when symptom develop.
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My age is 27, I'm eat Comp can noteen & Hotel, my stomach is affected to gas trouble. How to control gas trouble.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
My age is 27, I'm eat Comp can noteen & Hotel, my stomach is affected to gas trouble. How to control gas trouble.
To increase digestion power and to get relief from gas problem you can follow these methods: • Take one teaspoon of ajwain seeds (carom) and 1/2 teaspoon of jeera grind it and make powder of it add 1/3 rd of teaspoon of this in your food you eat. • Take pudina (mint) and coriander leaves grind it and eat one teaspoon of it daily 2 times in a day. You can make chutney of it. Mint and corriander has enzymes that increase your digestion. • Eat one fruit before one hour of taking meal. Eat an apple daily. • Do running and jogging exercise daily. Do pavanmuktasan daily for 5 minutes under the supervision of yoga expert. • Eat healthy food and avoid fast food, spicy food, excessive consumption of tea, coffee and alcohol.
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I have a ulcer complaint. What should I do?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
You can take syp. Ulgel-A 15 ml thrice a day . tab. charcol at night. avoid fast/oily foods,alcohol,smoking,junk foods,fatty foods, take plenty of liquid diets.dalia,green veg.,fiber meals, if not cure then go for few testsi.e. stool r/m, cbc, blood sugar,lft,and endoscopy of upper abdomen and consult with doctor .
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5 Tips For Healthy Digestion

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

Tips for Healthy Digestion
Digestion begins in the mouth when you begin to chew. In fact, just the act of chewing thoroughly can take a huge strain off your digestive system by prompting your body to provide enzymes to help digestion. Here are a few other things you can do to promote healthy digestion.

1. Follow a clean diet

Bananas contain approximately 15-20 percent of your daily fiber needs. Bananas also contain fructooligosaccharide, which is a natural compound that encourages growth of beneficial bacteria. This bacteria–termed “probiotics”–is responsible for a myriad of activities in your body, including facilitating the appropriate digestion and elimination of food. [1] this goes to show that diet, particularly a natural plant-based diet, is incredibly powerful for keeping your digestive system in check.


Green vegetables will also help keep your digestive system healthy for their high amounts of fiber, relatively low carbohydrate and sugar load, and good amounts of water. Foods like kale, spinach, wheatgrass, and alfalfa are all good choices to integrate into your diet. Broccoli sprouts are unsurpassed in their ability to stimulate enzymes that detoxify the digestive system. 

2. Exercise

Another thing you can do to benefit your digestive tract is to do some simple, daily exercises. The colon functions much more effectively when abdominal muscles are strong and consistently in motion. Crunches are an excellent way to strengthen these muscles and to improve your appearance at the same time, but simple walking can keep your digestive system healthy by improving blood flow to the intestines and colon. One study showed that women who walk daily were 31% less likely to develop colon cancer. 

3. Try therapeutic herbs

There are also herbs that can benefit your digestive tract. Two common varieties include organic cilantro and organic dandelion leaf. Cilantro oil is an enzymatic stimulant. It also helps our intestines secrete digestive acids and juices, and it adds fiber to the digestive process. Some people use cilantro to relieve stomach gas and flatulence. Organic dandelion leaf helps detoxify the digestive tract and help stimulate it when it becomes sluggish. It is one of the best herbs to take for promoting optimal digestive function.

4. Meditate

You can’t discount the connection between your mental health and physical health. Stress is one of the most pervasive killers in our society. And while we can’t control every circumstance that causes stress, we can change the way we respond. When we’re stressed, our body goes into the “fight or flight” mode, switching off our digestion so we can run away or deal with the problem head on. [4] meditation is an excellent way to relax and reduce stress; and studies show that relaxation is a powerful method for improving digestive health.

5. Take probiotics and enzymes

A probiotic such as latero-flora™ may be helpful for replenishing your body’s supply of beneficial bacteria which your digestive tract actually needs. If you suffer from digestive issues of any kind, an enzyme supplement like veganzyme®, which contains no animal products, is designed to help digestive health and the way your body works as a whole.

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I don't know what time to eat when I started to work at late night and even entire night, so I'm getting gastric. To come over from this gastric what I have do. And also suggest me at what time I have take food. What kinda of fruit Will helps us at this time to get fit and healthy?

MBBS, DNB, Diploma Dyslipidemia, CCEBDM, CCMTD
General Physician, Gurgaon
I don't know what time to eat when I started to work at late night and even entire night, so I'm getting gastric. To ...
Dear lybrate user with the information provided it appears that you are having gastritis. The first and foremost treatment of which is life style modification like regular exercise, diet modification as advised and liberal fluid intake. Try having small frequent meals, avoid tea/coffee/carbonated drinks, avoid chilli, stop smoking and consuming alcohol if you do. Hope this solves your query. Try with these life style measures first.
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I have a fissure in my anus, is surgery a good option or homeopathy? Which would eradicate this problem forever.

PGDMLS, PGDHHM, LLB, PhD Surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Gurgaon
General measures will be helpful. In case they don't work, surgery is a good option. However, even after surgery, the general measures need to be continued. The general measures I would suggest are 1. Take lot of vegetables & fruits in your diet 2. Avoid chillies & spices 3. Take lot of fluids 4. Avoid constipation 5 periodically do anal exercises (alternately contracting & relaxing the buttocks, anal area & upper thighs) 6. Atleast once get it examined by a general surgeon.
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I had my angioplasty five years back From last one year I am having swelling in my leg. It worsens as the day proceeds. Nephrologist Dr. kale after seeing all test said there is no problem in kidney. All my heart test were also ok. I was diagnosed fatty liver last month. Please suggest.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I had my angioplasty five years back
From last one year I am having swelling in my leg. It worsens as the day proceed...
Fatty liver is graded and if grade 2, it can be prevented from becoming grade 4 leading to liver failure. Fatty liver means presence of fat cells on top of delcate liver cells, causing pressure on them making their functioning low. You can/ cannot reverse fatty liver, opinion is divided for grade 2, no harm in using less fats & do some exercise who you must be because of cardiac condition, drink juice of lemon plus a spoon of honey with warm water on empty stomach in morning, drink apple cider vinegar, a spoon with honey or juice, all of the above burn fats in body including liver. Try for a month and get tested by ultrasound to know fresh status of liver. Remember healthy liver cells rejuvinate very fast, provided you do not take any toxic food or medicines like heavy antibiotics.
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I am having 3 gallbladder stone size of 9.4mm. Dont want to opt for surgery. Pls let me know if any remedy in ayurveda / homeopathy / home based.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
Hi. You can take cardus.Mar. , chelidonium, mother tinctures. 10drops Each in 3 table spoon twice or thrice a day. Also natrum.Sulph 30. Nux vomica 30 both thrice a day. Nat.Sulph. 200 once a day. All above remedies for 10 Days & mother tinc. For 15 Days. Apply ice cubes For 5 min on liver region once in a day. Repeat usg after 22 days. U will see very good result. Dont worry. Avoid hurry worry curry Bestluck
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I have ulcer in my mouth and they can not leaves me. What I have to do.

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
use glycerin in mouth. You can take syp. Ulgel-A 15 ml thrice a day . tab. charcol at night. avoid fast/oily foods,alcohol,smoking,junk foods,fatty foods, take plenty of liquid diets.dalia,green veg.,fiber meals, if not cure then go for few testsi.e. stool r/m, cbc, blood sugar,lft,and endoscopy of upper abdomen and consult with doctor .
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Hi I am little bulky. Been trying gym but can not work hard on it and also I walk daily for 45 minutes but bec my metabolism is strong whatever I eat I digest that so can I opt for dieting. Just wana reduce weight as soon as possible as I am 100 kg in weight.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Hi I am little bulky. Been trying gym but can not work hard on it and also I walk daily for 45 minutes but bec my met...
Yes,   Pay close attention to your food choice. ·    Eat less carbohydrate food sources like chapatti, rice, noodles, pasta, bread etc as they help in gaining weight and storing fat. ·    While having lunch or dinner eat vegetables and dal to fill your stomach rather eating lots of chapattis or rice. ·     Have a healthy breakfast like poha, idli, upma, plain dosa, oats, dalia or khichdi with vegetables. ·        Eat a balance diet including good quality proteins like: fish, lean chicken and eggs. If you are a vegetarian then include skimmed milk, low fat paneer, butter milk, soy bean or soy milk in your diet. ·        Avoid ghee, butter or vanaspati. Prepare your diet with vegetable oil like sunflower, safflower soybean or olive oil. ·        Eat plenty of salads. ·        Eat fresh fruits including apple, orange, pineapple, papaya, sweet lime, berries, guava, watermelon, mask melon etc. ·        Avoid eating outside junk and fried foods like pizza, pasta, roll, burgers, cakes, chocolates and cookies. ·        Have an early dinner. The earlier the better, giving your system more time to digest the food. ·        Avoid cold drinks/alcohol as they add empty calories to your diet. ·        Avoid fat enriched milk products like cheese, sweets, full fat cream etc. ·        Drink 3 liters of water in a day. ·        Try to have less sugar in food and beverages. ·        Try to drink 2 cups of green tea in a day as green tea helps in weight loss by aiding digestion. ·        Avoid red meat like mutton, beef, lamb or pork. ·        Eat sprouts or roasted chana, whenever you feel hungry.
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I am 32 years old male. My height 5'4 & my weight is 83 kg. I have pain in all my joints, I have fatty liver and uric acid level is high. please suggest me what should I do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 32 years old male. My height 5'4 & my weight is 83 kg. I have pain in all my joints, I have fatty liver and uric...
for fatty liver you can take syp. aristozyme 1o ml thrice a day. .Avoid protein diets,bad habits , fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed. Take tab. Zyloric 100 mg once a day. Tab. Bencid 500 mg once a day.
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Laparoscopic surgery for Gall Stones

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Laparoscopic surgery for Gall Stones

What is laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is the technique of performing surgery by making small cuts (5-10 mm usually) over the abdomen and inserting special instruments through them. Hence the name 'keyhole' surgery. The surgeon performs surgery using these special instruments, one of which is a camera while looking at the image on a screen.

The advantage of this procedure over traditional surgery is that since there is the absence of a large incision, pain is much less, recovery is faster, the hospital stay is less, complications are less.

On top of this, there is a cosmetic benefit of absence of scar!!

Nowadays, we perform almost all abdominal surgeries laparoscopically including those for appendicitis, gallstones, hernia, GERD (reflux disease), peptic ulcers, achalasia cardia, spleen removal, pancreatic surgery, liver surgery, surgery for cancers of stomach, food pipe (esophagus), small intestine and large intestine (colon and rectal cancers), hysterectomy (uterus removal) and nephrectomy (kidney removal).

In addition, we also perform specialised surgeries like those for morbid obesity laparoscopically. One of our award winning videos has been for sympathectomy for excessive sweating over palms, axilla and feet.

So, welcome to the world of Minimal Access Surgery.

Advantages of keyhole surgery:

Cosmetic
Minimal pain
Fast recovery
Shorter hospitalization
Faster return to daily routine
Earlier return to work
Less wound infection complications
Fewer chances of postoperative chest infection

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I have been diagnosed with fatty liver and high cholesterol. I have a controlled diet. I don't drink alcohol frequently, perhaps may in 15 days max 2 small pegs. Occasionally non veg food and routine diet with less junk food. Would like to understand what kind of precautions should I take to reduce cholesterol and fatty liver issue.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
I have been diagnosed with fatty liver and high cholesterol. I have a controlled diet. I don't drink alcohol frequent...
Exercise regularly for atleast 45 minutes and have a balanced food have minimum fat and carbohydrates and more proteins and fibres. Lose at least 5 kgs.
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I can't digest my food properly from the last 2 years can you help me or give me some suggestions plz.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I can't digest my food properly from the last 2 years can you help me or give me some suggestions plz.
Digestion may be hampered by excess stress,irregular meal timings ,heavy foods. Start some chywanprash and amla ginger juice to kick start your digestion process. Later on try with simple light home made foods. Then start including foods slowly,known to cause upset like pulses,wheat,dairy products etc . eliminate foods that cause you discomfort
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Hello doctor I am 30 year old male I have problem of gastric problem. Whatever I ate whether spicy or non spicy. Kindly suggest me any good medicine.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Hello doctor I am 30 year old male I have problem of gastric problem. Whatever I ate whether spicy or non spicy. Kind...
* firstly take your meals with proper chewing and do not be hurry in taking meals to avoid acidity after meals. * take less spicy food & avoid chilly in meals. * try to avoid stress. If you feel unable to avoid stress & extra thinking then follow meditation techniques. Sit in a calm & well airy room & do long breathing. Concentrate on your breathing. Do it for atleast 3-5 minutes twice a day. You can do anulom - vilom pranayam in the morning. It calm down your mind and lower the gastric irritation. * put 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds (saunff) in a glass of water in night and drink this water in morning everyday to cure gastric problem. * take few leaves of mint (pudina), coriander leaves (dhania), pinch of rock salt & pinch of black pepper. Crush them well and make paste. Take 1 teaspoon this paste (chatni) with meal in morning & evening.
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Hi sir good morning I have the problem that digesting not properly so pls give me crt suggestions sir.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Hi sir good morning I have the problem that digesting not properly so pls give me crt suggestions sir.
Eat a high-fiber diet. Get insoluble and soluble fiber. Limit foods that are high in fat. Choose lean meats. Incorporate probiotics into your diet. Eat on schedule. Stay hydrated.
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My wife has grade 1 fatty liver, please advice me which kind of food she will take and which one to avoid.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
My wife has grade 1 fatty liver, please advice me which kind of food she will take and which one to avoid.
Foods with fats/ transfers/ bakery should be avoided. Light easily digestible, satvic food, is preferred. Fatty liver may reverse on its own. Still medicines with alkali of barley, calcined iron oxide and Boerhavia diffusa are medicines of choice in Ayurveda. Decoction of eight herbs group with leading herb Boerhavia is of immense importance. Safe with no side effects.
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I am 58 years old and having acidity problem past 1 month. Today while spiting 2 3 times blood came out then it stopped. What may be the possible causes.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery , DNB (General Surgery), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), Fellow HPB Surgery & Liver Transplant (Singapore) , FICS - RPSLH - RPSLH
Gastroenterologist, Hyderabad
I am 58 years old and having acidity problem past 1 month. Today while spiting 2 3 times blood came out then it stopp...
Dear patient...HAEMATEMISIS is serious condition which we cant neglect...it related to multiple systems.before prescribing the medicine we need to rule out the cause whether it is related to digestive system or any respiratory infection. for that you need to go for basic investigations and physical examination once.so kindly visist docto once.thanking you.
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I am 40 years old I am survive last 9 years for gas problem already checkup ulcer fatty lever result are negative kindly advice me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 40 years old I am survive last 9 years for gas problem already checkup ulcer fatty lever result are negative kin...
For your gas problem- Avoid spicy food in your diet and also avoid peanuts and potatoes in your diet and can take tablet rantac twice a day
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