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Dr. Santhia Kumar D B D

MBBS, MD - General Medicine

General Physician, Chennai

38 Years Experience  ·  150 - 200 at clinic
Dr. Santhia Kumar D B D MBBS, MD - General Medicine General Physician, Chennai
38 Years Experience  ·  150 - 200 at clinic
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Dr. Santhia Kumar D B D is a trusted General Physician in Thiruvottiyur, Chennai. She has helped numerous patients in her 38 years of experience as a General Physician. She studied and completed MBBS, MD - General Medicine . You can consult Dr. Santhia Kumar D B D at Sugam Hospital in Thiruvottiyur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Santhia Kumar D B D on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Andhra Medical College - 1979
MD - General Medicine - University Of Madras - 1987
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Tamilnadu Medical Council

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How to get rid of stage fear? I often feel tense to give speech in front of my colleagues and students. I don't get words to speak.

Masters in Speech Pathology and Audiology
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
It's a very comman problem. You need to practice at home with your friends, and go ahead. Just do it once and the fear will disappear. It's not a speech problem.
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I am 20 year old and have no problem but the foreskin on the head of my penis doesn't slide down, is it normal? Is there something that has to be done?

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
I am 20 year old and have no problem but the foreskin on the head of my penis doesn't slide down, is it normal? Is th...
Use any oil based substance for massage foreskin of penis apply olive oil and pull back the skin daily 2 times a day.
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I am 26 year old. I am suffering migraine last 7 month. please give me god advice.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do Take balanced diet and avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things Do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for aboit 15 minutes duration each time regularly Best Wishes
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I am 17 years old female. I feel very tiered from last 3days. My head also pain and stomach too. I get muscle paining too. In sunshine I feel very tiered. My mouth taste changes whenever I feel tiredness. What should I do?

DRCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
I am 17 years old female. I feel very tiered from last 3days. My head also pain and stomach too. I get muscle paining...
Get check your blood pressure. Take nutritious food, milk and at least one fruit daily. Take five phos four tablet four times daily for one week. If this does not help take homeopathic medicine.
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The premature ejaculation medicine can create a problem during marries life and during conceives baby.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
The premature ejaculation medicine can create a problem during marries life and during conceives baby.
For premature ejaculation increase your self confidence and any medication will not create a problem in your marriage life and also you will be able to conceive a child
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I am facing some dry cough issues since last two week. Mostly it happens when I took flavoured hookah at home or any other place. Can you let me know what is the issue is this something like throat infection or other problem.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Take pranacharya kasantak syrup 2-2 tsf in hot water twice a day. Take sitopaladi. Praval and tankan bhasm churna with honey 3-4 times a day. Take ginger black pepper and basil leaves tea. .gargle with hot water (salted) avoid milk. Cold drinks. Take hot water steam.
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I am 25 years old I am from bangalore last night I was doing some work unfortunate I fell down on the ground I had some kind of illness like headache.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 25 years old I am from bangalore last night I was doing some work unfortunate I fell down on the ground I had so...
For headache take tablet paracetamol and get your vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and revert back with findings.
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I have very smelly feet, its very embarrassing when I open my shoes somewhere, I tried washing my shoes thrice in a week, but still it continues. I really need to get sort out of this disease. What should I do?

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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Constipation - 13 Natural Ways It Can Be Treated!

Jiva Ayurveda Clinic
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Constipation - 13 Natural Ways It Can Be Treated!

Constipation is when a person has difficulty passing stool or has very dry stool. With processed and refined food habits on the rise, constipation is also becoming a rampant problem. The food passes through the large intestine, where a large part of the water is reabsorbed and stool is formed. This is expelled from the body, and if there is constipation, this passage of stool can be difficult, painful, and may be accompanied by bleeding too.

Constipation is common in children as well as among the elderly. Children eat a lot more junk compared to adults. As age progresses, elders begin losing teeth and they chew less which leads to indigestion and thereby constipation. Treating constipation should be a conscious effort as it does not have a single remedy. A combination of dietary changes including all aspects like fiber, water, caffeine etc. can help in treating constipation effectively. 

  1. As the first thing in the morning, drinking a glass of lukewarm water is good. Add some baking soda to this, if you are feeling bloated, it aids in cleansing the bowels.
  2. Ginger tea is another great remedy to induce bowel movements in the morning.
  3. A glass of warm milk with a little honey or sugar is a good remedy for constipation.
  4. Warm water or milk with Isabgol husk at bedtime helps bowel movements in the morning.
  5. Applying a few drops of lukewarm castor oil over the navel when going to sleep can help in easy passage of stools in the morning.
  6. Guava, pears, oranges, grapes, papaya, apples, and other fruits add roughage to the diet and help in easy passage of stools.
  7. Soak some raisins in hot water, cool it, crush and strain them. This is very effective for treating constipation in children.
  8. A glass of carrot juice or papaya juice is very useful in treating constipation.
  9. Drink about 8 to 10 glasses of water to avoid constipation. The artificial juices and canned drinks do not count in this, as they only make it worse.
  10. High-fat, processed foods, alcohol, and caffeine are major causes of constipation. So one should avoid them to a large extent.
  11. Including small amounts of olive oil, castor oil, and ghee help in lubrication and easy passage of the stools.
  12. Triphala, which is a popular Ayurvedic preparation, can be mixed with warm water and consumed to prevent constipation. Given its bitter taste, you can add a small amount of honey to it. It has antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-parasitic properties. This helps in overall cleansing of the colon and is not just a short-term remedy.
  13. Yogasanas like pavana muktasana, yoga mudra, dhanur asana, and vajrasana have major benefits on the digestive system, including releasing accumulated gas and passage of stools.

Following these tips and maintaining dietary and lifestyle discipline is very effective in providing long term remedy from constipation.

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Your Guide to Diabetes

Diploma in Cardiology
General Physician, Kolkata
Your Guide to Diabetes

Diabetes is often referred to as diabetes mellitus by physicians, which is used for describing a group of metabolic-related diseases. Diabetic patients have high blood sugar (blood glucose) in the blood, the cause of which might be either the inadequate production of insulin or because the body is unable to use the insulin properly. Diabetes might also be a result of the combination of both.

There are three types of diabetes:

  1. Type 1 diabetes which was formerly known as insulin-dependent diabetes or juvenile onset diabetes due to the fact that the symptoms are typically diagnosed in young children and children in their teens. Approximately 10%diabetic patients are Type 1 diabetic where the body is unable to produce insulin.
  2. Type 2 diabetes was also known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes or adult onset diabetes, as it occurs mostly in adults. Approximately 90%diabetic patients worldwide are Type 2 diabetes, which occurs because the body is unable to produce the required amount of insulin for proper functioning. Overweight and obese people suffering from central obesity or abdominal obesity are more at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes than people who have a healthy body weight, as obesity forces the release of chemicals which may destabilize the cardiovascular and metabolic systems of the body. The risks of developing Type 2 diabetes also increases as one grows older.
  3. Another type of diabetes is gestational diabetes, which mainly affects pregnant women who have high glucose levels in their blood. The bodies of these women are unable to produce the required amount of insulin to transport all the glucose to their cells leading to the progressive increase of glucose. Studies have revealed that women who have animal fat and cholesterol-rich diet before pregnancy are at more risk of developing this type of diabetes.

Symptoms:
Symptoms of diabetes include excessive thirst, dehydration, increased urination and hunger. Symptoms may also include fatigue, skin problems, slow healing wounds, blurred vision and tingling in the feet.  
Solutions

  1. Patients who are afflicted with Type 1 diabetes will have to take insulin injections for life. Proper blood glucose levels have to be maintained throughout by following a strict diet and regular blood tests need to be carried out.
  2. Patients with Type 2 diabetes need to keep their weight in check. They are generally treated with tablets, but sometimes insulin injections are recommended. These diabetic patients need to follow a healthy diet strictly, exercise regularly and keep monitoring their blood glucose levels. Another option for obese people to reduce symptoms is Bariatric surgery.
  3. While gestational diabetes can be controlled with proper diet and regular exercise, there are 10 - 20%of diabetics who will need medications to control blood-glucose. Undiagnosed and untreated gestational diabetes raises the risks of complications during childbirth and may result in a baby who is bigger than he / she should be.

Acute complications of diabetes may include hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia while chronic complications may include diseases of the blood vessels which could damage the eyes, nerves, kidneys and the heart. If you think you have symptoms which suggest diabetes, consulting a doctor at the earliest would be your best option.

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Is the pulling back of foreskin of penis essential? What happens if it is not pulled back during intercourse?

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Is the pulling back of foreskin of penis essential? What happens if it is not pulled back during intercourse?
If phimosis results in pain during sex, or if it impedes urination or leads to infection, homoepathic treatment is available. Phimosis, if present since birth, is purely a surgical condition. But if it develops in later age due to any inflammation/infection then there are many homeopathic medicines like Merc. iod., sulphur, acid-nit, Jacaranda, Cinnabaris, Hepar-sulph, Cantharis, Thuja etc which can help such cases.for treatment let me know since when do you have this condition ? recommend me by clicking on recommend option and leave feedback..
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I have been using deodorants from a long period of time, by the end of the day my body smells a lot, somewhat I got to know deodorants causes body to smell after its effects are over. I have left using deodorants from past 1 week but still by the evening the body Odour rises, and I sweat a lot, so kindly guide how to reduce body Odour.

PGD IN ULTRAASONOGRAPHY, Non invasive cardiology course, MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Narnaul
I have been using deodorants from a long period of time, by the end of the day my body smells a lot, somewhat I got t...
Ever had that moment where you wonder if you smell, well, not so great? It happens. But you can make body odor go away. Try these six tips. 1. Keep Yourself Squeaky Clean Shower at least once a day and you'll wash away sweat as well as reduce the number of bacteria on your skin. Sweat by itself is virtually odorless. But when microscopic bacteria that live naturally on your skin mix with sweat, they multiply quickly and raise quite a stink. So washing thoroughly, especially areas prone to sweating, can reduce body odor. If you sweat normally, you might have more of a problem with body odor than people who sweat too much. That's because, when people sweat excessively, the sweat tends to wash away the odor-causing bacteria. 2. Use Antibacterial Soap Choose an antibacterial bath soap. Washing thoroughly with an antibacterial soap bar will reduce the bacteria count, in turn reducing the odor. Look for the words "antibacterial" on the soap's packaging. 3. Towel Off Thoroughly Once you've showered, be sure you dry yourself completely. Towel off and make sure you dry any areas where you sweat a lot. If your skin is dry, it's harder for bacteria that cause body odor to breed on it. 4. Apply "Industrial Strength" Deodorants or Antiperspirants Once you are clean and dry, use a strong deodorant or antiperspirant on your underarms. While deodorants do not prevent sweating, they mask the smell of bacteria on your skin. Antiperspirants contain aluminum chloride, a chemical that reduces sweating, and often also contain a deodorant. Stronger deodorants and antiperspirants are available without a prescription. Look for products that say on the label they are higher strength due to ingredients. If you think you need even more help, you may want to ask your doctor about prescription antiperspirants. Apply the deodorant or antiperspirant twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. 5. Keep Your Wardrobe Squeaky Clean Change clothes often when you're sweating heavily. Fresh clothes help keep body odor down. Be sure to change your socks as well, especially if you tend to have foot odor. Use deodorant powders in your shoes, replace insoles frequently, and go barefoot if possible. 6. Cut Out or Cut Down "Offensive" Foods or Drinks What you eat affects your body odor. Foods that tend to make you sweat more, such as hot peppers or other spicy foods, might also contribute to body odor. And the aroma of foods such as onions or garlic can be carried in the sweat, making you smell bad. Drinks with caffeine or alcohol may also cause you to sweat more.
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I am having extreme gas problem from last 46 days what to do? Which medicine to take and what to eat?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am having extreme gas problem from last 46 days what to do? Which medicine to take and what to eat?
Hi,Gas and acidity is the result of constipation and indigestion.Take homoeopathic medicine to get relief:-1. Gastrobin (WSG), 10 drops+ 1/2 cup of water, half an hour before meals, 3 times a day. *Lycopodium 30, 3 drops once daily in the morning for 7 days. 2. Natrum phos 6x, 4 tablets at a time, 3 times a day 10 mins. after meals. 3. Drink 10 to 12 glasses of water daily. 4. Drink two cups of coconut water daily. 5. . Avoid heavy spicy and oily food , pickles. Revert me after 7 days.
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What are the remedies to acidity problem? I use to have headache when acidity increases.

Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma Yoga
Ayurveda, Jaipur
What are the remedies to acidity problem? I use to have headache when acidity increases.
Dear, it may gas distention trouble due to indigestion. Have simple bland food (Khichadi) for next few days avoiding junk, oily, spicy fried and deep-fried food items. Drink lot of water. Add Jeera, Ajwain, Sonth in your food items – these herbs prevent gas formation. Reduce intake of tea – coffee. Instead you can have green tea. Do not lye-down or sit immediately after having meals. Have a walk instead. Maintain good bowel habits. Have more of Coconut Water, Gulkand etc to relieve acidity, Avoid too much of Cauliflower, Peas, Brinjals, Namkeens as snacks etc. Do regular walking and mild exercises. You may also do a weekly fast – just to relax and calm down your system. Fasting also helps in cleansing of the system. For gas some herbal medicines might also help you but after proper history taking.
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Hi my father met with an accident and small injury on his head. We have taken ct scan and doctors said no problem. But everyday he is complaints for headache?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hi my father met with an accident and small injury on his head. We have taken ct scan and doctors said no problem. Bu...
Tell me For how long your father is having this problem? Is Headache started after accident? Tell me detail of accident. episode of altered consciousness at the time of accident? Get his BP checked Get eyes checked for refractive errors Your father need complete evaluation Consult Physician for further management
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I don't drink wine and smoking. I am 24 year male my problem in night time sleeping very snoring sound. My weight 72 kg and my height 172 cm.

M.D.(Hom.), B.H.M.S.
Homeopath, Kottayam
Your cause of snoring is adinoid swelling. Adenoid is otherwise called as pharyngeal tonsil or is the over growth of lymphoid tissue (lymph node) in nasopharynx (the portion of pharynx above the soft palate, i. E. Post nasal region). The adenitis or over growth of the adenoid affects the physical and mental growth, may cause obstruction in breathing, deafness and ear-arch in children. Adenitis is the inflammation of a gland or lymph node as said above. Hilar adenitis is the inflammation of bronchial lymph nodes, sometimes, occur in bronchitis or pneumonia fever. All medicines which cure hypertrophy of tonsils can be given for curing adenoid when enlarged. The following cures are useful in the effective treatment of adenoid's hypertrophy 1. Agraphis. N. 3x, is very useful in adenoid over growth, breathing with open mouth, deafness due to adenoid growth. 2. Bar. C. 30, very useful in recurring attacks of acute tonsillitis, in hard enlarged tonsils, children - physically and mentally backward, be given 3 times a day. 3. Calc. C. 30, for fat children with cold head and feet, sweating of head at night, otorrhoea with deafness or hardness of hearing. 4. Calc. P. 30, with pallid face, thin, slim, weak body, enlarged tonsils, obstinate sneezing without coryza, when progress is not satisfactory especially in scrofulous or consumptive history in the family. 5. Hydrast. 30, is given to cure the over growth of adenoid when whole nasopharynx is affected with adenoid growth, it should be given on totality of symptoms in scrofulous history of the patient. 6. Sil. 200, is well indicated medine with calc. P. With same symptoms or when improvement is checked. 7. Bacillinum or tuberculinum-200, one dose be given as intercurrent medicine when other remedy fail to cure quickly in the case of the patient having consumptive history in the family.
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Hello. I had a small plate removal surgery 2 months back. After giving proper time to recovery I started working out. After some time I noticed that my hand has lost some muscle. The hand with surgery is not in shape as the other had. The bicep size has also reduced to half inch. I want to recover the muscle and get my both hands in same shape. What should I do.

MBBS, MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Orthopedist, Mumbai
Dear lybrate-user, Your problem is due to disuse wasting of the involved side probably due to the fear factor. Since the plate has been removed the union must be good. You can slowly exercising the hand in graded manner. An occupational therapist can show you the activities by which you can regain your upper limb function. Initially you can start with moving all the joints of the arm through full range of movements starting with the small joints of the hand ,wrist, elbow, and shoulder. You can slowly progress to weighted exercises using 2 kg dumbbells slowly increasing the weight. Try to do all activities with both hands.
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Hi I am 25 years male. I have sinus problem, dust allergy, and head getting weight. What to do's and dont's, kindly give suggestion.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Try telekast f 1 tab/day with breakfast. Avoid cold drinks, pollen exposure, dust and sudden change of temp.
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Actually I am just 17 years old and havr been suffering from a lot of headache these days and I have no idea what to do? Sometimes I even get black outs in the sun.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Actually I am just 17 years old and havr been suffering from a lot of headache these days and I have no idea what to ...
You need to check your eyes to see if any refractive error is the cause.If it is normal you may have migraine and you try to avoid the trigger factors ( that is things which bring headache like lack of sleep or travelling in sun or being hungry ) by observing it and also take migraine tablet .This headache includes the blood vessels, muscles and nerves of the head and neck. They may also result from changes in chemical activity in the brain. Primary headaches can occur when pain-sensitive structures in the head do not work properly. Common primary headaches include migraines, cluster headaches and tension headaches You need to check your eyes to see if any refractive error is the cause.If it is normal you may have migraine and you try to avoid the trigger factors ( that is things which bring headache like lack of sleep or travelling or being hungry ) by observing it and also take migraine tablet
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