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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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Hi I am 25 year old female and I have been suffering from indigestion as the symptoms occurs to me. I am a 48 kg weighted girl but my belly area is heavily bloated all the time and it clearly can be seen as a bump. Also even after hours of having meals I feel like burping all the time with some food extracts coming to my mouth every time I burp. I have some gastric and constipation problem too Please let me know some solution to it. Also I normally like to have tea in the morning and never takes more than 2 cups of tea per day Is it harmful too for my stomach?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi I am 25 year old female and I have been suffering from indigestion as the symptoms occurs to me. I am a 48 kg weig...
Hi, Constipation and gas-formation along with bloated abdomen are inter-related. So, need to treat the constipation first. Some causes of constipation include: Antacid medicines containing calcium or aluminum Changes in your usual diet or activities Colon cancer Eating a lot of dairy products. Eating disorders Irritable bowel syndrome Neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis Not being active Not enough water or fiber in your diet Overuse of laxatives (Over time, this weakens the bowel muscles) Pregnancy Problems with the nerves and muscles in the digestive system Resisting the urge to have a bowel movement, which some people do because of hemorrhoids Some medications (especially strong pain drugs such as narcotics, antidepressants, or iron pills) Stress Under active thyroid (hypothyroidism) Management: Try these steps for your constipation problem: Drink two to four extra glasses of water a day (unless your doctor told you to limit fluids for another health reason). Try warm liquids, especially in the morning. Add fruits and vegetables to your diet. Eat prunes and bran cereal. Isabgol, also known as "psyllium husk," is a common health supplement used to treat constipation, other digestive problems, and a few non-digestive problems. It contains 70 percent soluble fiber and, as a result, acts as a bulk-forming laxative. The effectiveness of isabgol largely depends on your individual health needs and the manner in which you take it.Usually, you will need to take 1 to 2 tsp (5 to 10 ml) of isabgol with 1 cup of water (240 ml) or fluid daily at night until your constipation passes. The exact dosage may vary depending on age, medical condition, and response to treatment, however. Eat a well-balanced diet with plenty of fiber. Good sources of fiber are fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole-grain bread and cereal (especially bran). Drink 1 1/2 to 2 quarts of water and other fluids a day (unless your doctor has you on a fluid-restricted diet). Fiber and water work together to keep you regular. Avoid caffeine. It can be dehydrating. Check on milk. Some people may need to avoid it because dairy products may be constipating for them. Exercise regularly. Go to the bathroom when you feel the urge. Avoid taking unnecessary stress. Medication: Take Schwabe’s Biocombination-4/ thrice daily for 4 weeks.
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I lost my father 10 years ago and since then my mother has been working. Her office timings are from 10 am-6 pm. Firstly she complained about excessive bleeding and like something is shivering within the ankles. She also felt as if something hair-like substance is always present below her tongue in her mouth. Sought several medication (both allopathic and homeopathic) but none of them helped. Since her childhood, allopathic medicines always posed problems for her as it never suited her (feels like burning within). In 2013, she underwent a surgery and got her uterus removed. But after her operation when she was given allopathic medicines in abundance, problem of acidity began. Doctors said she is suffering from depression. Right now she is taking homeopathic medicine. She also sees a lot of dreams in her sleep at night and a results she wakes up 2 to 3 times during the night. And the moment she wakes up. Her heartbeat increases tremendously. And feels as if whole body is burning.help me on this

BHMS, MD Medicine
Homeopath, Chennai
I lost my father 10 years ago and since then my mother has been working. Her office timings are from 10 am-6 pm. Firs...
Hi lybrate-user, whatever history you have mentioned about your mother it's really in psychological issue. Its not mean she is psyche but she got deep hurt. Now whether this depression is because of sudden shock after closenone s death or anxiety, stress tension. That we have to rule out. Again what she think that matter a lot to treat her. What kind of dreams she has. All her history. She need counselling too. Whatever medicine she is consuming and medical history also required. Still that olive bach flowers medicine 5 drops in 1/2 glass of water you can start for her. After consultation we can give her counselling n proper homoeopathic medicine. Thank you surely she will get well soon.
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Hai actually my friend had a problem about digesting. Wat to do for eaten food digestion.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Hai actually my friend had a problem about digesting. Wat to do for eaten food digestion.
To increase digestion power 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 am 35 but my weight is 87. Any time gas problem and acidity. please tell me how can I solve my problem and reduce weight.

BAMS, YIC, DEC
Ayurveda,
Hi, you should treat your digestion first then reduce weight. Improper digestion and acidity may cause over wt as your metabolism will be decreased later you will have problem like weakness, lazyness, sleepy etc you can consult me for now you can take madhiphala rasayam
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I am 24 year old and at once I was very fat but due to over dieting I reduced my weight almost 20 kg but now I am suffering many problems like whenever I eat too much then my digestion system works properly but if I eat less meal, I feel constipation.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Pune
I am 24 year old and at once I was very fat but due to over dieting I reduced my weight almost 20 kg but now I am suf...
Increase fibers in diet. That will make stools bulky and soft. There is good amount of fiber in green leafy vegetables, carrots and cucumber.
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I am getting gastric problem in my stomach since one week. Please tell me immediate solution.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am getting gastric problem in my stomach since one week. Please tell me immediate solution.
For stomach pain take tablet Meftalspas-Ds with rantac and Avoid spicy food in your diet and Also avoid peanuts and potatoes in your diet
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I have a weak digestion, tendency for constipation but soft mucus stool. Gas & bloating after lunch. Heavy stomach after meals. Acidity sometimes & lethargy.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
I have a weak digestion, tendency for constipation but soft mucus stool. Gas & bloating after lunch. Heavy stomach af...
Consult with more details to me meanwhile try jeera 1 tsp, ajuvine 1 tsp, asafotida 1 pinch mix & crush all take 1 sppon before food 3 times.
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I am having gastric and some times filling pain in heart with vitamin b12&d deficiency. While workout getting pain in my heel. Need suggestion whether to continue workout or not ?

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General Physician, Pune
I am having gastric and some times filling pain in heart  with vitamin b12&d deficiency. While workout getting pain i...
Vitamin b 12 and d deficiencies do not have any effect on day to day activites and pain associated with it. The deficiencies are rare and are not a cause of worry. Your gastric pain and pain in heel seem to be unconnected. Gastric pain could be peptic in origin and your family doctor can treat it without much investigations. Pain in heel needs a closer look. It may require an orthopaedic consultancy, but let it be decided by your family doctor. So see a physician.
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I am 39 years old. I have severe neck pains and frozen shoulder and hyperacidity problem. Please suggest medicine.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 39 years old. I have severe neck pains and frozen shoulder and hyperacidity problem. Please suggest medicine.
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and for acidity take cp velozD once before breakfast and take physiotherapy treatment
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I am 72 years old I am suffering from acute gastric and constipation trouble from long time. I have to go toilet since to eight times during the day. Sometime I also suffer from pain in my stomach. Kindly suggest the precaution and medicine. I am not taking any medicine.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
I am 72 years old I am suffering from acute gastric and constipation trouble from long time. I have to go toilet sinc...
Being constipated means your bowel movements are difficult or happen less often than normal. Almost everyone has it at some point in life, and it's usually not serious. Still, you'll feel much better when your system is back on track. The normal length of time between bowel movements varies widely from person to person. Some people have bowel movements three times a day. Others have them only once or twice a week. Going longer than three or more days without one is usually too long. After three days, the stool or feces become harder and tougher to pass. Homeopath can effectively help in such condition.
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Dear doctor My husband is suffering from stomach disease he constantly having burning in stomach and gas, acidity also. Please suggest me any medicine for this. Thank you.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
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My husband is suffering from stomach disease he constantly having burning in stomach and gas, acidity als...
Hi, Take cap. Stomotone 1-1-1 after food for 2-3 weeks and Himcocid syrup 2tsf 3 times daily before food to control burning sensation in the stomach and chest Take. Madiphala Rasayana 2tsf 3 times a day to stop vomitting. Avoid hot and spicy food. Eat small quantities frequently. Drink plenty of water. Never miss your breakfast. Avoid excess intake of coffee and tea.
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I am suffering from gastric problem last 2 years , can you suggest what should be done sir ?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bijapur
I am suffering from gastric problem last 2 years , can you suggest what should be done sir ?
Hello lybrate user unwholesome diet and lifestyle are causes for gastric problems. Findout the factors which cause gastritis. You can follow the below remedies. >avipattikar choorna 1-1-1 tsp before meals with warmwater. >jeerakarista 10 ml-10 ml-10 ml a/m untill symptoms disappear.
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I have gas problem and I get frequent chest pain and back pain. When I go on diet I become anaemic and haemoglobin count comes down to around 8 to 9. I wanted to start good exercise and wanted to know which diet fits me the best to reduce my over weight problem.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
I have gas problem and I get frequent chest pain and back pain. When I go on diet I become anaemic and haemoglobin co...
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.
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Dear sir . I have gastric problem fro two years . It hurting after break fast . I am 55 years . I run nearly five kilo meat or every morning before Breakfast. Please help me. Best regards . KUNHI MOHAMMED.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bijapur
Dear sir . I have gastric problem fro two years . It hurting after break fast . I am 55 years . I run nearly five kil...
Hello lybrate user do some changes in in your food habbits and lifestyle which triggers the problem. Go for light and easily digestable foods, avoid over workouts. Take sufficient rest. You can follow the below remedy. - take avipattikar choorna 1-1-1tsp before food with warm water. - take jeerakarista 10 ml twice after food.
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Hello sir my mother is having a severe headache since morning and now she has done a vomiting and asking a gas problem also.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), B.Sc.
Ayurveda, Muzaffarnagar
Hello sir my mother is having a severe headache since morning and now she has done a vomiting and asking a gas proble...
Don't give her limca or eno. Try 4 tea spoon digene/gelusil antacids. Give paracetamol for headache, avoid spicy meal give cold milk to drink by sipping.
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I am 51 years old and recently in the month of october, I was operated for crohnic pancreatic problem, but after that now I urinate a white fuild and feel like vomiting also there is a pain in my stomach, what shall I do. What may be the problem?

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
I am 51 years old and recently in the month of october, I was operated for crohnic pancreatic problem, but after that...
Hi. A) take 20 ml himcocid liquid before meal b) take 4 tablets chitradi vati after meals c) take 20 ml of audumbaravleha after meals do all these things for 15 days, it gives you good result, thanks.
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I have a stomach health problem in a weekly and I don't eat chocolate or any fast food also. How can I cure this.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have a stomach health problem in a weekly and I don't eat chocolate or any fast food also. How can I cure this.
Avoid spicy food in your diet and Also avoid peanuts and potatoes in your diet and eat only curd rice or khichdi for few days and drink only boiled water
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Surgery and Post Surgery Care for Ulcerative Colitis

Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Mohali
Surgery and Post Surgery Care for Ulcerative Colitis

This is a disease that affects the large intestine and the rectum. The Ulcerative Colitis refers to the inflammation in the innermost lining of the large intestine. The main function of the large intestine is to absorb water from indigestible food matter in the body before throwing away any waste. Hence, the large intestine is a vital part of our body. If left untreated, the disease increases risk of colon cancer.

Symptoms:

  1. Diarrhea with blood or pus: A person suffering from Ulcerative Colitis is likely to suffer from loose stools accompanied with blood or pus.
  2. Stomach pain and Cramping: In many cases, patients complain of severe stomach pain and cramping.
  3. Rectal pain: At times, many patients feel pain while sitting or even after a bowel movement.
  4. Bleeding from the rectum: Bleeding can be observed while passing stools.

The other complications leading to this disease are kidney stones, swelling of the colon, thickening of intestinal walls and blood infection.

Diagnosis:
This disease can be diagnosed by several methods. A simple stool test may be done to check out for bacteria and parasites. A blood test to check the level of C-reactive protein helps determine the inflation rate of the body. Endoscopy, colonoscopy, biopsy are some other methods of diagnosis.

Treatment

  1. Oral medication: Treatment involves drug therapy or surgery. The first step in treating Ulcerative Colitis will be an intake of anti-inflammatory drugs, but these may have a side effect. Another option is immune system suppressors, which help to bring down the inflammation by suppressing the immune system response. Antibiotics, anti-diarrheal medications, pain relievers are some of the additional drug supplements recommended by doctors.
  2. Surgery: Surgery plays an important role because this disease is pre-malignant in nature. Depending on the severity of the condition, the medical practitioner may advice surgery. The common methods of surgery are:
    1. Proctocolectomy and Ileostomy: Proctocolectomy involves removal of the colon in part or whole. Ileostomy is carried out by placing a special bag in the small intestine to collect waste from the body.
    2. Proctocolectomy and Ileo-anal: Ileo-anal pouch is a bag directly created the small intestine and connected to the anus, for diffusing the stools. As colon is removed Ulcerative Colitis cannot re-occur.

Precautions after surgery
It is very important that the patient takes healthy, sufficient and nutritious food so that bowel movement can be carried out with ease and zero strain. The patient has to restrict lifting of heavy grocery, mowing the lawn, any physical activity that can strain the abdomen and related areas.

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