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Dr. Santhakumari

General Physician, Chennai

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Dr. Santhakumari is a renowned General Physician in Avadi, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Sri Krishna Clinic in Avadi, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Santhakumari on Lybrate.com.

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She is diabetic type 2 and is loosing her eyesight rapidly. We need advice for proper diagnosis?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
She is diabetic type 2 and is loosing her eyesight rapidly. We need advice for proper diagnosis?
Mr. Lybrate-user, please get her retina checked for diabetic retinopathy in a good eye hospital and initiate the treatment. Plus her blood sugar also should be very well controlled. She needs immediate retinal examination. I hope you understand. Take care.
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Olive oil and heart health...

M. Sc. Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics, B.Sc-Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Visakhapatnam
Olive oil and heart health...
Start using olive oil in your daily cooking procedures like marinades, coatings, salad dressings, grilling, etc for that extra heart healthy cooking,
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Feeling dizzy and low whenever I awake in the morning although it's become after one hour.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Feeling dizzy and low whenever I awake in the morning although it's become after one hour.
Please wake up early go for morning walk daily do some relaxing exercise daily take tab geriforte by himalaya 2 2 cap shilajeet by patanjali 1 1 re consult after 15 days.
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Hello this is sai rajesh My mom facing gastric trouble What are things we do to avoid it.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Hello this is sai rajesh
My mom facing gastric trouble
What are things we do to avoid it.
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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I caught some heat. I have running nose. My ears feel like they are closed. I feel a little temperature too. Please suggest some medicine.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I caught some heat. I have running nose. My ears feel like they are closed. I feel a little temperature too. Please s...
1. Do steam inhalation by steam inhaler 2-3 times daily with karvol plus inhalant capsule. 2. Put otrivin nasal drop 1 drop thrice daily 3. Take one tablet of sinarest 2 times daily after food 4. Drink plenty of water 5. Take rest 6. If no relief, consult doctor.
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My son age 20 yrs suffering from chronic pancreatitis and diabetes. At present he is taking insulin twice a day 18 units and 14 units respectively My questions is can he take tablets to reduce the dose of insulin?

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
My son age 20 yrs suffering from chronic pancreatitis and diabetes. At present he is taking insulin twice a day 18 un...
Certain drugs can be given but insulin is best and harmless. 18and14 is not big dose if his sugars are controlled.
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Abnormal Sleep Behaviour in Kids - How It Can Be Managed?

MAMC, MRCPCH, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Noida
Abnormal Sleep Behaviour in Kids - How It Can Be Managed?

At birth, an infant sleeps for most of the day. As he or she grows up and starts going to school, they begin to spend a larger part of the day awake, but still need a minimum of 8-9 hours of sleep a day. A good, restful sleep is essential as children’s bodies grow as they sleep. Not getting adequate sleep can cause a range of problems in their school work, social relationships and health.

Some signs that your child may be suffering a sleep problem are

  1. Difficulty falling asleep at night
  2. Waking up in the middle of the night
  3. Snoring or breathing difficulties while asleep
  4. Difficulty staying awake through the day
  5. Recurring nightmares
  6. Sleepwalking

In most cases, making a few healthy lifestyle changes can help improve the quality of your child’s sleep. Some steps to take are:

  1. Create a routine: Establish a regular time for your child to go to bed and wake up every day. This may vary slightly on weekends and holidays but the difference should not be more than an hour. Do not allow your child to watch television or play video games while going to bed. Ideally, the television, computer or any other gadget should be switched off at least an hour before your child’s bedtime. Create a relaxing routine for your child to follow before going to bed like, having a bath or listening to a bedtime story. Avoid getting into bed with your child to help them sleep.
  2. Create an atmosphere: When your child goes to bed, the room should be dark and at a comfortable temperature. If you want to leave a night light on, ensure that there is nothing in the light’s path that could create shadows that may scare the child. Ensure that the noise levels in the rest of your house are low once your child is in bed. If you socialise a lot at home, your child’s room should be at the other end of the house as compared to your living room so that the sound of people does not disturb him or her. You could also let your child choose a stuffed toy to hold onto as a security blanket while they sleep.
  3. Have the right dinner: As far as possible, avoid giving your child a heavy meal just before going to bed. Additionally, do not allow them to have any food or drinks with caffeine for up to six hours before bedtime. Dinner should always be a light meal that is easy to digest. Consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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In my recent blood test it says that normochromic normocytic red cell I want to know about it.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
In my recent blood test it says that normochromic normocytic red cell I want to know about it.
It indicates normal RBC in respect of its structure, contents n action as well. In case of some different report, treatment would have been required to increase RBC n redness of blood.
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Which tablet using for deep sleep with any disturbance please tell me tablets name.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Which tablet using for deep sleep with any disturbance please tell me tablets name.
Tip- I will suggest you to take a shower with warm water or just wash your face, forearms,legs with soap and water at bedtime for a peaceful sleep and tablet to be told after clinical examination.
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What are the symptoms of dengue and what precautions has to take after suffering from dengue inform us it will helpful for us.

MD - Community Medicine, MBBS
Geriatrician, Delhi
What are the symptoms of dengue and what precautions has to take after suffering from dengue inform us it will helpfu...
Symptoms for dengue are fever, bodyache, severe joint pain, pain in eye. To avoid dengue avoid mosiquto bite. As dengue mosquito usually bite is day time.. avoiding breeding of mosquito in your neighbourhood is the best way.
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Now I have unwanted curvature for my penis, what is the remedial measure for that?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Now I have unwanted curvature for my penis, what is the remedial measure for that?
It is due to excessive masturbation because when you masturbate with your right hand, you naturally turn your Penis towards the left, so doing this a lot makes it curve all the time. and if your left handed it will curve to the right. its normal so no need to worry and no problem in your sexual life. An absolutely straight penis is unusual. Most have a slight curve when erect. But this should not be more than about 25° from straight. If your penis bends more than this, you might have Peyronie’s disease. Peyronie’s disease most commonly occurs in men aged 50–60, but it can occur in young men and in old age. The cause is thickening of the fibrous tissue in the penis on one side. This means that, during an erection, one side of the penis cannot lengthen, and the penis will bend. The direction of the bend depends on the position of the thickening (which can often be felt as a lump or lumps when the penis is limp). If the thickening is on the top of the penis, the erection tends to curve upwards; this is the most common type. If the thickening is on either side, the penis will bend towards the side that is thickened. If there is thickening on both sides, the penis may develop an hour-glass shape, but this is unusual.
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3 Treatment Methods For Urinary Problem In Men!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Bangalore
3 Treatment Methods For Urinary Problem In Men!

The prostate gland is a male reproductive organ at the base of the urinary bladder and urethra is a thin tube that carries urine out of the penis. It runs through the prostate gland. A fluid produced by this gland helps to carry sperms produced by the testes outside during intercourse.

Cause of urinary problems in men

Men experience urinary symptoms either due to inflammation of the prostate gland or prostatitis or symptoms may be the result of a blockage of the passage due to enlargement of the prostate gland.

Symptoms of urinary problems

Urinary symptoms commonly experienced with prostate problems include;

  1. The need to urinate frequently during the night.
  2. Urinating more often during the day.
  3. Urinary urgency is the urge to urinate can be so strong and sudden that one may not reach the toilet in time.
  4. The urine stream is slow to start.
  5. Urine dribbling for some time after finishing urination.
  6. A sensation that the bladder is not fully emptied after urination.
  7. A lack of force to the urine flow, which makes directing the stream difficult.
  8. The sensation of needing to go again soon after urinating

Treatment

  1. A long course of antibacterial medication (for bacterial prostatitis) is prescribed, because infection is difficult to get rid of, the antibacterial medication will need to be taken for many weeks.
  2. Medication to improve urine flow and other symptoms (for obstruction caused by an enlarged prostate).
  3. Surgical procedures (for blockage caused by an enlarged prostate), such as Transurethral Resection of the prostate(TURP), Laser Resection of prostate, Transurethral Incision of the prostate(TUIP).

A number of other procedures that have been developed to reduce urinary symptoms.

Medication for urinary problems

Various medications to help ease your urinary problems, including;

  1. Medications to reduce the tone of the muscles of the urethra and prostate to minimize any obstruction to urine flow caused when these muscles contract.
  2. Medication to reduce the size of the prostate gland. These drugs work by blocking the action of male hormones produced by the prostate gland.
  3. Medications to relax the bladder, making unwanted contractions less likely and reducing the symptoms of urgency and frequency of urination.

I am laxmi I am suffering from huge stomach ache now can l prefer antacids I have consumed puri.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Bikaner
I am laxmi I am suffering from huge stomach ache now can l prefer antacids I have consumed puri.
Although it may acidity so avoid spicy oily meal and tea coffee start Cap. Acilock rd 20 mg od morning empty stomach for 10 days if not relive than go for USG whole abdoman review me personally.
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Swine flu prevention: Awareness must be generated

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Swine flu prevention: Awareness must be generated
With the sudden surge in Swine Flu cases, it is essential that awareness be raised about its prevention especially amongst school children who run the risk of contracting the disease from their peers. Prevention of Swine Flu mainly involves taking simple precautionary steps while coughing and maintaining respiratory and hand hygiene.

Swine Flu or H1N1 influenza is a viral respiratory infection, which strikes like a ‘common-cold' infection but is more severe in symptoms and the outcomes. The influenza virus mutates extremely fast and is highly infectious. The typical symptoms of Swine flu are a cough, sore throat, fever, headache chills and fatigue.
Respiratory hygiene involves maintaining a distance of at least 3 feet from a person who is coughing and sneezing. Proper cough etiquette demands that the infected person ensures that he or she covers their mouth and nose with a tissue while coughing or sneezing and then disposes of the tissue immediately to stop the disease from spreading to others. In a case where a tissue may not be available, it is best to cough and sneeze into one's upper sleeves and not in their hands or a handkerchief. Sneezing and coughing into one's hands/ using a handkerchief are reasons why the disease spreads at such a rapid pace.
In most cases the swine flu attack is mild and requires no admission and special care, it can be treated like a normal viral fever. It is important that awareness is raised especially amongst school children about necessary prevention measures. They must be taught the importance of regular hand washing especially in a season where swine flu and other infections are rampant. People suspected of swine flu must take necessary steps to avoid spreading the illness."

Hand hygiene refers to washing one's hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rubs. Patients suspected of swine flu must ensure that they never cough and sneeze in their hands as they can spread the infection through mere touch. School children should regularly maintain hygiene since they are in regular contact with several children who may be suffering from the disease but may not be aware of how to prevent it from spreading. It is thus necessary for all parents to educate their children about necessary preventive measures.

Hello sir, am vishal I am suffering from sweat from my palms and feet don't know why it is happening since 1 year and what is the reason behind I have not taken any of the medication for it.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hi Take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a day. And pranacharya sheetal syrup 2-2 tsf twice a day. Avoid tea. Coffee.junk food. Spicy food. Fermented food. Walk for atleast 30 minutes a day. Do pranayama early morning. Avoid alcohol consumption. Drink 8-10 glasses of water per day.
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My leg got suddenly swollen. Consulted several doctors and checked whether it is filaria or not. And confirmed that it is not filaria and also taken medicine for treating filaria (save side). Even after all those attempts, swelling still remains same. When I travel or when I walk for long time, it used to become big like anything. What kind of treatment is necessary or should I prefer. Please help me.

M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
My leg got suddenly swollen. Consulted several doctors and checked whether it is filaria or not. And confirmed that i...
I think water collected in your feet whenever you stand for a long time or sit. SO PLEASE CHECK URINE COMPLETE AND PROTEIN A/G RATIO. HOW IS YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE.
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SLE, Fellowship In Diabetology, Diploma In Psychology Mental Health And Illness, PLAB (MANCHESTOR, UK), FAGE, MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
How to maintain normal sugar levels.

If you are a diabetic one of the major challenges you face is to keep your sugar levels under control all the time. The temptation to indulge in food versus the consequences of a raised blood sugar is a dilemma you face everyday. So what is the way to deal with this situation.

It is important that you don't starve and have food enough to keep you going through the day whether you are working or not. Thus it is important to understand the food you are eating. Lets say that food can be of 2 types. Even food that will not raise your sugars too much and odd foods that will raise your blood sugar easily and quickly.

Examples of even food s are vegetables, fruits which are not too sweet and moderate quantities of rice and pulses. Examples of odd foods are sweets, sweet sugary drinks, sugar heavy products, excessive quantities of cereals and pulses etc.

So the easy way to balance your diet is to use even foods for hunger and odd foods to be avoided as much as possible.

Of course the effects of exercise and regular medications should not be ignored in managing diabetes.
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