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Dr. Sangeetha Sankarnarayanan

Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Sangeetha Sankarnarayanan Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Sangeetha Sankarnarayanan is a popular Psychiatrist in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Sangeetha Sankarnarayanan at A N N Hospital in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sangeetha Sankarnarayanan on Lybrate.com.

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Is Healthier Mindset the Way to Better Relationships?

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Is Healthier Mindset the Way to Better Relationships?

Have you been emotionally invested in a relationship for quite some time? Have you faced continual fights and disagreements with your partner? Have these fights resulted into frustration or have they affected the natural course of your respective lives? If yes, it is time for you to reassess the effort or rather the kind of effort you put in to make things work. Quarrels are an integral part of any healthy and serious relationship. However, an overdose may lead to severed ties. It bruises your memory and leaves you too distraught to engage in an emotional attachment. The kind of mindset a person applies to his or her relationship determines the kind of treatment the person receives in the relationship. Hence, you must be very careful.

A healthier mindset can be adopted in the following ways:

  1. To complain as least as possible: Keep low expectations from your partner. The most common reason for conflict in relationships is the list of expectations, which when left unfulfilled leads to complaining and nagging. What you do for your partner is what 'you think is the right thing',  but your partner may not hold the same perspective. 
  2. Respecting and accepting your partner as he/she is: A package deal, will resolve many issues without debate. When pointed out in subtle ways, your partner will understand and try to change for you , if she/he wishes to.
  3. Try to have a growth oriented mindset: A growth oriented mindset as opposed to a fixed mindset can always help. When you have a fixed mindset you easily give up on your partner or on the relationship. You tend to feel hopeless about future and associate a lack of growth or change with your partner. A growth- oriented mindset endows you with hope. A situation is perceived as an occurrence in the present that need not necessarily be translated into future. Also, such a mindset expects both parties to accept and encourage change and growth of individuals in the relationship. Anything contrary can make your relationship boring.
  4. Stop using labels: Labeling is an indecent way of identifying the problem with your partner or with the relationship in general. You should neither brand yourself as something or your partner as something else. Associating critical adjectives with one another is a way of demeaning your lover and can dissuade your partner from communicating his or her viewpoint.
  5. Look for the trigger: Most quarrels result from a trigger. Trying to pinpoint the trigger with a cool head can actually be of use. This will make partners aware of their faults and instead of dodging the situation they will be able to deal with it better.
  6. Try to rekindle the spark: Time, overburdening responsibilities or workload can make your relationship a routine affair. An element of secrecy and excitement is important. Therefore, desire should never take a backseat in your relationship. Try to fulfill your partner's desire and let him or her know about your expectations as well.
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Hi sir my question is that.. My father are facing a problem regarding to right hand problem. Right hand any moment are pain all they day at any time.. They are also facing diabetes. So please solution.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hi sir my question is that.. My father are facing a problem regarding to right hand problem. Right hand any moment ar...
give him tab. dolo 500 mg for pain in hand. movement is slow . pl. consult also physiotherapist .checkup blood sugar. uric acid, and consult again .
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I am facing dry throat from last two days and feel same issue before one month also. At that time I took some medicine and it was quired. What may be the cause for dry throat coming repeatedly? Is it because of smoking then how serious is the stage.

Doctor of Naturopathy & Natural Medicines, DM - Clinical Haematology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra
I am facing dry throat from last two days and feel same issue before one month also. At that time I took some medicin...
First of all stop smoking immediately. Try to do hot water gargles with 5 gram taatri in it. Taatri is available easily in general stores. It is a hindi word and it is used as medicine to cure all throat problems. At night before sleeping, put half teaspoon turmeric in luke warm water and drink it. The symptoms with you are telling may be a throat cancer, I am not sure because it is just a symptom but you have to be cautious and stop smoking immediately. Start doing pranayama in morning. If you don't have kidney stones or gallbladder stones then you can start eating 1 gram of limestone in hindi it means choona. Choona will cure all the damages done by smoking or drinking.
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I am a 70yrs lady who has been smoking cigarette for the past 40yrs, I now have COPD but still cannot give up-is there any medicine to make me stop -help please, also diabetic.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Stop smoking best age to stop smoking is before 40 only by using strong willpower and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like nicorette and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please help me.

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Homeopath,
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please h...
Dear lybrate user, take homoeopathic ignatia 200, 5 drops, thrice daily in empty stomach to get rid of your depression.
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Doctor I'm 16, I'm studying intermediate first year, I have a problem, all my classmates have beard on their face , but I don't have beard. I have little amount of moustache but I want to grow beard quickly. Please suggest me any solution for this problem, suggest medicines that are easily available at any medical shop without any prescription.

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Doctor I'm 16, I'm studying intermediate first year, I have a problem, all my classmates have beard on their face , b...
It may be due to hormonal inbalance or any other health related problems please chek it first and start medication.
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I need suggestion from psychiatrist, I am too much confused between two career choices. There is a lots of burden on my mind. I want to choose one. Can you help this? I am a medical student, I just. Completed my 12th and now I am confused, 1st option is to drop a year and take coaching from an institute. 2nd is to take admission in B. Pharma. Must answer, thank you.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I need suggestion from psychiatrist, I am too much confused between two career choices. There is a lots of burden on ...
First of all let me tell you there is no road defined to success or victory. You have to yourself make your own path. It hardly matters what degree you take to get to your goals in life, be it a medical carrier or a pharma career. However if you feel you ought to be a doctor first and then go ahead you have an option to drop an year and give it a best shot before you give it up. Be realistic and goal oriented than just being waste fully determined in completing what you once wished for in life.
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Body Ache? Here's What You Must Know about Body Pain

FPM, DNB, DA, MBBS
Pain Management Specialist, Gurgaon
Body Ache? Here's What You Must Know about Body Pain

What you must know about body ache

Affecting your entire body, body ache is usually an indicator of a condition that requires your attention for the pain to stop or a reaction of your body's immune system to an infection. Understanding the symptoms and the cause of the pain is the first step towards getting the right treatment for your problem.
 

The causes of body ache can be any one of these:

  •   an increase in your body's lactic acid as a result of overused muscles (that you normally experience when you perform strenuous exercises) leads to body aches that are not severe but temporary in nature.
  •   temporary body aches can also occur if you suffer from flu caused by the influenza virus and other medical conditions like fever and viral infections, among others.
  •   a cause of body aches can be the presence of a serious condition such as Lyme disease or pneumonia that brings about major infection affecting your entire body.
  •   inflammation of body cells or damage to your body's nervous system in the form of chronic ailments like autoimmune diseases and psychiatric problems can also cause pains and aches to develop all over the body.

What can you do to manage it?

There are simple ways that you can employ to relieve your body aches based on the root cause and these are:

  •   if the cause of your body ache is the flu, the best way to alleviate your condition is to take a hot bath. The hot water works by eliminating the body pains you may be suffering from. Even a gentle massage can soothe the ache affecting your entire body.
  •   for body aches that are caused due to overused muscle, you need to apply ice packs for 2-3 weeks on the affected area to bring down the inflammation. Even the application of a heating pad can help in relieving body aches brought on by muscle soreness.
  •   shoulder and neck pains can be easily prevented by performing simple exercises from time to time such as shoulder shrugs or head turns. Also, the practice of using wrist and forearm rests can reduce your chances of getting shoulder and neck aches.
  •   reducing your stress levels can also help in effectively lowering the instances of body ache. From sleeping on time to meditating for about 20 minutes a day can help in lowering stress.

In case, you do not get relief from any of the suggested ways, you need to consult a qualified doctor who will guide you on the right treatment course.

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I have a feeling that I am not in my body and not feeling my body along with depression feeling lightheadedness and dizziness please help me out of this feeling.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I have a feeling that I am not in my body and not feeling my body along with depression feeling lightheadedness and d...
You can go for following remedy it will help you 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day Causes: • Anxiety • Tension • Mental stress • Drug addiction • Deficiency of vitamin B complex This will help with your concern.
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I have problem of Urticaria for 8 month's how to treat only atarax is suitable till dated. Increased by allegra 180 please advise.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I have problem of Urticaria for 8 month's how to treat only atarax is suitable till dated. Increased by allegra 180 p...
take tab albendazole at night another after 70 hrs, apply betnovate locally, tab cetrazine 10 mg 1tab hs, it will help. Welcome. apply betnovate-c locally twice daily for long time, it is not transmitted, keep your area clean and dry ,it will help. Welcome.
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My daughter wants to marry a man who never demand sex or kids from her. Is it possible to find such person or should we take her to any relationship counselling.

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
hi, I think your daughter is afraid of having Sex due to some bad experience in front of her or some misconception about it or due to prejudice. You are very correct, she should see a counselor.
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How much exercise do people over age 50 really need? How much alcohol can someone over 50 safely drink, and does our tolerance change with aging?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
People over 50 can do considerable exercise and workouts, if they are not suffering from any ailments. In that case they will need to check with their physician to see what is permissible. Even if they are not allowed vigorous exercise, daily brisk walking for at least half an hour is excellent. There is an exercise called High Intensity Interval Exercise, which is for a 20 minute duration only and is excellent for various reasons. One can also follow the XBX Plan which is followed by the Royal Canadian Air force and it is excellent too. You can check for both of these on Google. A man can consume two drinks a day, if he is fit. Yes, as one ages the tolerance will decrease and he will need less to create a buzz.
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Tongue movement influences infant speech perception

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai

Free tongue movement in pre-verbal infants influences their perception.says Canadian researchers.

The results showed a teether inserted into the mouth of an infant has an impact on the tongue tip and blade movement influencing speech perception.

Speech perception is available even before infants accrue experience producing speech sounds.

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I am 19 years old male. And I have a lot of problem like headache, lack of sleep and many tension. Pls help me to relax my mind.

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am 19 years old male. And I have a lot of problem like headache, lack of sleep and many tension. Pls help me to rel...
your problem is due to thinking excessively. So try to control your thinking. Start pranayaam yoga meditation listen to music dance or aerobics gym read good novels write good thoughts prepare a time table everyday and for sound sleep. Stop television or mobile half sn hour before bedtime. Do not drink tea or coffee at night. Do not eat to much at night. Chanting and yoga will help you for a sound sleep. Good day!
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Hi I have been smoking cigarettes from past 7 years and wants to quit and cleanse my lungs. Is there any treatment in Homeopathy for the same?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I will suggest you to do suryanamaskar pranayam daily as per your capacity for a minimum of six months.
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Hi Doctor I feel my mental stage is not healthy. I forgot things very quickly. I even can't recall what I have done on the weekdays of current week. Even don't remember what I had eaten in my breakfast. I am unable to remember and focus on upcoming pre-scheduled major activities as well. What this kind of problem is called in medical terminology? Is there a medical treatment available for such kind of problems? What specificity should I consult with. Psychologist or Psychiatrist or somebody else?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi Doctor
I feel my mental stage is not healthy. I forgot things very quickly. I even can't recall what I have done o...
You can only experience this type of memory if you are under some kind of duress unknown to you. You should meet with a counselor to deal with the stress and you will see a remarkable difference. One way to reduce stress in an emergency is to puff up your cheek with air pressure and hold it for about ten counts. The back pressure it creates presses the back of your throat where the vagus nerve is present. Because of this pressure, it will immediately slow down your heart rate and calm you down since the vagus nerve is directly connected to the heart. If the stress comes back then repeat it until it gives up. In the meantime do some of these recommendations very faithfully: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: •Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week •Other vegetables: At least one a day •Nuts: Five servings a week •Berries: Two or more servings a week •Beans: At least three servings a week •Whole grains: Three or more servings a day •Fish: Once a week •Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week •Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. •Wine: One glass a day You avoid: •Red meat: Less than four servings a week •Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily •Cheese: Less than one serving a week •Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week •Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week.
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She has problem with unexpected fat Bcoz she not eate many more or fast food bt she is fat and after doctor checkup they tell its problem of thyroid problem and my frnd depressed in future she will not be a mother What I do doctor?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
She has problem with unexpected fat
Bcoz she not eate many more or fast food bt she is fat and after doctor checkup t...
Hello, your friend need not to be worried. She can become mother, there will not be any problem if the thyroid level is under control. So don't get depress and start medication for the thyroid. Take care.
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I have one problem sir, when I am participate in the sex with my wife I am feeling unhappy but when I am participate with other lady I am feeling very happy. why sir may I know the reason sir.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have one problem sir, when I am participate in the sex with my wife I am feeling unhappy but when I am participate ...
This can happen because of familiarity with your spouse, whereas with another woman it may have to be done clandestinely, infrequently, with a lot of precautions, and she is different to your wife. For some men if there is a challenge, it excites them more. But then you are doing a gross injustice to your wife by this cheating behavior. Perhaps you could engage in a variety of methods, manners, and to some extent extraordinary sex with each other to bring excitement to your physical relationship. Your sex life may be getting boring and monotonous too.
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I just broke up with my fiancee who also happens to be my business partner. We were living in. Still have to see him everyday after he coldly walked out on me (rather asked me to move out of my house as his parents were living with us). His issues with me were blown out of proportion by his parents resulting in a bad break up. I cant quit work as lot of families money is at stake cause of the start up. And I can't work with him cause it hurts too much to see him so cold and indifferent. What do I do?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
That is a tough situation to be in. Counselling can help you to sort out your feelings and thoughts and move towards a workable solution. Since you mention that you can't quit due to your financial stake in the company, you could look at how you can manage yourself and your feelings when you see him cold and indifferent. Sometimes a closer look at a broken relationship helps bring a closure and peace of mind. Please click on private chat for a personalised session.
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I am suffering from typhoid sir what can I do for cure my typhoid it is of 15 days and sometimes I feel fever and rest at home no study sir please help me my exam is from 1 april.

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am suffering from typhoid sir what can I do for cure my typhoid it is of 15 days and sometimes I feel fever and res...
Typhoid fever is treated with antibiotics. Fever in typhoid tapers off. Have healthy diet. Drink plenty of liquids to maintain hydration. Take adequate rest. Hope this helps u. If required, consult
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