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Dr. S Shanmuganathan

Gastroenterologist, Chennai

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Dr. S Shanmuganathan Gastroenterologist, Chennai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
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Dr. S Shanmuganathan is an experienced Gastroenterologist in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. You can meet Dr. S Shanmuganathan personally at Rakshith Hospital in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. S Shanmuganathan on Lybrate.com.

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How to get rid of gastric, what is the best home remedy for this to cure acidity. I use to drink Eno when I get acidity. Will have food not in time. Sometimes late sometimes early as we are working so no proper time.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, Try these home remedies: - Drink kheer prepared out of saboo. - 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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Age is 32. Suffering from gas in stomach. Potty is not always clear. It is almost paste type and smell is foul. Please help me in treatment.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Thrissur
All these troubles are due to out side foods or undigested foods. A lot of people suffers these problems. Try to go for homely foods that is far better. Or prepared home foods where you get. Don" t go for hotel foods. Not only indigestion, liver metabolism gets disordered and constipation results. Always take warm cooked food. Take fiber rich foods, fruits, raw veg. Foods, etc. It helps normal defecation and your indigestion gets cured. Homoeopathiclly take Nux vom 200 tor two days, twice.in a day half an hour before food.
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Know About Digestion Problems!!

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
General Physician, Delhi
Know About Digestion Problems!!

The human digestive system is a very complicated and sizeable component of the body. It starts right at the beginning of the mouth, ending at the rectum. Some of the major responsibilities of the digestive system include absorption of essential nutrients and elimination of wastes.

Not only do digestive problems have embarrassing and unwanted symptoms, serious, chronic diseases can be caused if the minor problems are not treated.

Some digestive problems are listed below:

  1. GERD: This is a burning sensation that results from acids in the stomach being squirted into the oesophagus. A burning sensation is felt, right from the chest to the end of the throat. Frequent heartburns can lead to GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), symptoms of which include dry cough, sore throat, chest discomfort and difficulty in swallowing.
  2. Bloating: This is caused due to the presence of excess gas in the colon, small intestines or the stomach.
  3. Dyspepsia: This is an uncomfortable feeling or pain which occurs in the upper abdominal regions, mostly a result of excess food intake. It is commonly referred to as indigestion. Dyspepsia can be discomforting and if prolonged, medical assistance should be opted for.
  4. Chronic Constipation: Persistent constipation (chronic) is a sign that there is a problem with the elimination of wastes. This usually happens when the colon is unable to move or pass stools. Other major causes of chronic constipation can be changes in your usual diet, various eating disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and excessive consumption of dairy products among others.
  5. Food Intolerance: This occurs when the digestive system is unable to tolerate certain food items. This condition is different from food allergies as it only affects the digestive system. Some of the common symptoms include diarrhoea, headache, gas and vomiting.

Possible Serious Conditions-

A gastroenterologist is a type of doctor that specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases involving the digestive system. If you continue to experience digestion problems, it’s time to make an appointment.

More serious signs could mean an emergency medical problem. Those signs include:

These symptoms could be an indication of an infection, gallstones, hepatitis, internal bleeding, or cancer.

Medications-

You may be able to overcome digestion problems with treatment and lifestyle changes. Certain diseases of the digestive system might be long-term, but medications can help alleviate symptoms.

Identifying specific digestion problems and talking with a doctor can go a long way in terms of helping your doctor give you a proper diagnosis. Remember, you don’t have to put up with constant digestive issues.

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I am 28 years old guy I am facing problem in digesting food I don't eat much as breakfast in the morning and dinner at night still have a problem of digesting and I am not a sound sleeper not able to sleep at night just 4 hours every day what do I do.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Due to lack of sleep there are many complications arise such as lack of concentration ,irritability, fatigue & digestion problem.. So these are some instructions & methods for good sleep : • Frequent oil massage of head with oil relax your mind and enhances sleep .You can also do foot massage daily it destress you . • Do not take stress . Do meditation and long breathing pranayams to relax the mind. • Do not take caffeine, tea & alcohol in excess and these are stimulant ,(activate) your brain result in lack of sleep. • Avoid drinking alcohol & smoking. • Avoid sleep during day time as it makes it harder to fall asleep at night. •Try to sleep early at night . Do not think during sleep and avoid use of laptop during night . Do exercise and long walk daily . • Avoid to take sleeping pills because these are habit forming drugs and these drugs disturb your normal sleep pattern. • Take a bowl of curd daily in afternoon and one glass of milk at night daily . You can consult me privately for your detailed complete treatment and doubts.
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Dr. my digestive system is very weak what ever I eat it will not digest and not give effect on my body please suggest me good digestive medicine.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
U have to improve your food habits do 1. Take 2/ 3 glass of warm water in the morning before brush 2. Take more water in day 3. Take meals at fixed hrs, chew food properly/ completely, no eating quickly 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 smoking, chewing gum, and carbonated beverages. 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. 10.relax and walk for 30 mts daily 11. Take enough rest- do not lie down immediately after eating 11. Keep your weight under control. For medicine contact on private consultation good luck..
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Hello. I am 20 year old boy. Just wanted to ask you about permanent solution of acidity. Which I often face after eating something spicy. It will be much better if the remedies will be ayurvedic.please help.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am giving you some health tips to avoid acidity 1.Take small frequent meal kindly take 5-6 small meal in whole day 2.Take 6-8 glass of water in a day 4. Moderate physical activity regularly 5.avoid excessive tea, coffee, Avoid food from outside, junk, fried, spicy fatty food 6. Do Not postpone Breakfast 7. Avoid excess citrus fruit 8. Avoid smoking and Alcohol 9. Regular Physical activities 10. Meditation Consult me for further Management
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I have been suffering from acidity and stomach disturbance problem. I have a fatty liver grade 1. I have also loss of appetite. I don't smoke, don't drink and I am also not over weight. My age is 37 (M). would be the treatment/diet for this problem.

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Eat healthy and fresh foods. Eat 3-4 servings of fruits daily. Eat lots of vegetables. Drink Pl of liquids. Avoid processed foods, fatty and fried foods. Eat nuts,leafy vegetables. Consume olive oil,canola oil. Avoid reusing oil. Hope this helps u
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I have acidity problem. For that it happens digest problem nd m unhealthy. What to do?

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
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 am 21 years old and I'm suffering from acidity on eating anything. I have tried several medicine prescribed by the doctors but I am not getting any relief. What should I do?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, 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.
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Actually it is for my grand mother who is 55 years old and she has a problem that blood falls with stool for 4 month. She has many dots in mouth. Then we get her to a md. Nd the first in the test it seems malina but in the endoscopy it seems nothing. What should we do in this situation.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Bangalore
Mr. Lybrate-user, I think your grandmother may be having haemorhoids or piles, consultation with a surgeon can rule it out. If that turns out to be negative, she may require a colonoscopy to rule out bleeding from rectum & colon.
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I am suffering from acidity for long periods and I have tried many medicine but any thing not bring me to relax state What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1.Take bland diet, Avoid foods which cause acidity like spicy, oily, fatty and junk foods, onion, garlic, citrus fruit like orange grape, lemon, tomato, cucumber, raddish, vinegar, pickle etc 2.Have proper Breakfast, Don’t skip or postpone your meal, Take home made food, Avoid food and water from outside, 3.Eat food slowly, don’t rush, take smaller meals at frequent intervals like 5-6 meals per day, and don't overeat. Limit fluid intake during meal4.Drink plenty of water (8-10 glass daily). 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, carbonated drinks if you are having,6. Avoid stress, have adequate rest, sleep for 7-8 hours daily in night, go for regular exercise, practice yoga/meditation 7. Take one tablet of pan40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days .8.Consult Gastro enterologist for further advice.
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When I eat food then after sometime I feel very heavy, what can I do for this situation and how I will maintain my weight?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Dear student please sleep early and wake up early do regular exercise yoga and pranayam go for jogging daily have salads and fruits more before lunch chew well take dinner early drink water 20 minutes after talking food.
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What is the best treatment for fistula in ano. I have fistula at 12 O'clock position.

B.Sc., B.A.M.S., C.C.Y.P., M.D. (Ayurveda)
Ayurveda, Aligarh
Hello The best treatment of fistula in any is Ksharasutra application. This is an ayurvedic procedure which has high successful rate. If you are from Jaipur then you can visit once in NIA (National Institution of Ayurveda) regarding this.
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For the past one week I have been troubling with erection Every time I have an erection I feel pain in my lower abdomen Please suggest.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Lower abdomen pain might be due to a muscular pain or any pathology in the prostate or the urethra which needs to be evaluated.
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I am 52 year old, I am suffering from acidity and high blood sugar level and under medical treatment. Since last 3 to months, I observed there is sex problem with me. I could not feel sex. What should I do?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate user. Please don’t panic. You must understand ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION. There is nothing called erectile dysfunction while having masturbation. Loosing erection in the initial stages of sex or not having erection at all or having late erection or lack of sexual desire are called erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction can be a sign of a physical or psychological condition. It can cause stress, relationship strain, and low self-confidence. The main symptom is a man's inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. Patients suffering from erectile dysfunction should first be evaluated for any underlying physical and psychological conditions. If treatment of the underlying conditions doesn't help, medications and assistive devices, such as pumps, can be prescribed. Yoga, meditation and diet could be prescribed once we know the basic reasons for it. Two natural treatments for ED that have shown promise are red ginseng and pomegranate juice. Ginseng is thought to increase nitric oxide production, leading to improved blood flow. Pomegranate juice is a potent antioxidant and can help too. Watermelon could also help. Psychological reasons usually get cleared with sex therapy. I suggest online sex therapy. Take care.
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Actually my body nature is hot. When I am gng to stools I am experiencing very pain. Once I noticed bleeding blood too while bowl moment. in some time while passing urine also I noticed pain. please suggest me to overcome this problem.

MBBS, M S General Surgery ,
General Surgeon, Chandigarh
hi u need to avoid constipation drink plenty of fluids around 3 to 4 litres per day take lots of green leafy vegetables high fibre diet take isapgol powder 3tsf twice a day with a glass of milk get u r urine routine and urine culture and get back to me ...
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Hi dis is Madhukar. I'm 28 years old not yet married. I'm having gastric problem for the past 2-3 years. I tried changing diet and even tried eating only fruits. But still there is no change in problem. Every morning I getup my stomach becomes gas cylinder. Pls suggest.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Eating only fruits is not a permanent solution to your gastritis. Try eating small frequent meals with minimal spices. Avold all kinds of carbonated and coffee, tea. Can have green tea as a substitute. Avoid sprouts and gas producing foods milk in the night.
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My stomach is getting floated in last few days and having gas. Sometimes I feel chest burn. What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Take cp velozD once before breakfast and Avoid spicy food in your diet and also avoid peanuts and potatoes in your diet
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