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Dr. Saroja Ramanathan

Gynaecologist, Chennai

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Dr. Saroja Ramanathan is a renowned Gynaecologist in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. She is currently practising at Prime Obg Fertility Centre in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Saroja Ramanathan on Lybrate.com.

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there was leakage, wetness n ejection during sex act but no stage there was penetration and all time both had clothes on body. Does such act result in pregnancy?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
there  was leakage, wetness n ejection during sex act but no stage there was penetration and all time both had clothe...
Once sperm comes into direct contact with air, it is dry and dead and cannot travel to fertilize an egg. Sperm cannot come back to life once it has dried on the hand, even if it get wet. You can not get pregnant as there was no penetration nor any sperms gone inside the vagina. For getting pregnant sperms has to be deposited inside the vagina. Even though sperms are good swimmers, they die immediately in contact with air. And also they need a medium to swim. So don't worry, sperms can not go to vagina through clothes. No need to take emergency contraception either.
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Hi myself now I am 7 week week pregnant and in sonography heart beat is nt showing till only yog sac is showed what it means what should I suppose to do I am too worried. I had already one miscarriage before 6 mnth.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Hi myself now I am 7 week week pregnant and in sonography heart beat is nt showing till only yog sac is showed what i...
If g sac diameter is less than 25 mm then you should repeat scan after 7-10 days. Presence of yolk sac usually is a good sign for good pregnancy.
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I haven't got my period and my last period was 10th Oct 2017 when can I expect my period and why it is late.

MD- Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Ujjain
I haven't got my period and my last period was 10th Oct 2017 when can I expect my period and why it is late.
So many reasons are responsible for lat period like harmonal , anxiety, stress etc Rajapravartni vati 2-2 tab twice in a day Eva care syp 2-2 tsp twice in a day Do yoga ,
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Salt The Forgotten killer

B.H.Sc (Food Science & Nutrition), M.H.Sc (Food Science & Nutrition)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Salt The Forgotten killer

World salt awareness week 20th -26th march 2017
The theme for this year is "salt: the forgotten killer"

So let's see is salt is the spice of life or the hidden culprit. 

Sodium is a mineral that occurs naturally in nature as sodium chloride, or common salt. 

Since ancient times human beings have been adding salt to their food, at first as a primitive method of preserving it against spoilage, and then as a flavor enhancer. Your body needs a little bit of sodium in order to maintain proper fluid balance, but you can get enough from eating fruits and vegetables.

If a large part of your diet consists of processed and fast foods, you are almost certainly taking in too much salt. 

How does body handle sodium. 
In the body, sodium is processed by the kidneys. However, when a person eats too much sodium, the kidneys cannot process all of it. The excess sodium ends up in the bloodstream. Because the mineral retains water, the volume of blood in the body increases. As a result, the circulatory system has to work harder to pump the blood. Over time, this added strain on the system can result in heart disease and kidney failure.

According to the harvard school of public health, long-term intake of too much salt can damage the kidneys along with the heart and aorta. Salt intake may also raise blood pressure, which can cause damage to the kidney’s nephrons, which filter wastes.

If you must add salt, use just a pinch sea salt.

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Hello doctor, last time after sex their was a bleeding from lower part of my vagina. What to do for this.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hello- Treatment for vaginal bleeding after sex depends on the underlying cause. After the cause is determined, the doctor decides if treatment is actually necessary. Sometimes, all that is needed is for dangerous causes to be ruled out and to determine that the irregular vaginal bleeding does not bother the woman enough to warrant medication or treatment. If thyroid, liver, kidney, or blood clotting problems are discovered, treatment is directed toward these conditions. Go visit your nearby gynecologist for checkup.
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Ayurvedic Approach

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
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   Hello, my name is Dr Prashant Das from Dr Monga’s Health World and today in our series, ‘Hello Doctor’, we will be talking about Ayurveda and many other things related to Ayurveda. And, I’ll be interacting with Dr Jyoti of Dr Monga Clinic.

Dr Jyoti-        Hello, Good morning, I’m Dr Jyoti, so we can start with the questions?

Dr Prashant Das-       Thank you, Dr Jyoti. So my first question to you is what exactly is Ayurveda?
 

Dr Jyoti-       Okay, so, everybody has listened the term ‘ayurveda’. So Ayurveda if we split into two words, it’s ‘ayur’ and ‘veda’. ‘Ayur’ means life and ‘veda’ means science. So when we enter the college, the first sloka that we learn or we are taught is ‘Hita hitam sukham dukham ayus tasya hitahitam mana ch tachha yatrokatam Ayurveda sa uchyate’. Iska matlab hai, hitkar ahitkar sukhkar dukhkar ayu hai, aur iske ahit aur hit ke baare mein jo humein gyaan deta hai, usse ayurveda kahan jata hai. So I think you would be able to understand that it is the science in which we learn how to lead a healthy life and how we can get rid of the diseases.

Dr Prashant Das-       And my next question to you is why Ayurveda is not the first or primary option for a common man? When he is facing some problem and he goes to a doctor, why Ayurveda is not his first choice?

Dr Jyoti-          It’s very unfortunate actually. Ayurveda having its origins from India, people don’t believe that it is their own pathy, they don’t trust it. There are a lot of causes, lot of reasons why this is emerging as it. People are not trusting ayurveda as they are trusting the other pathies. So, first of all, is the ayurvedic doctors, you know they themselves do not have the confidence that they can treat people with ayurveda. They actually practice modern pathy, they do not know that there is hardly anything which they cannot treat with ayurveda. Secondly, you know, is the quacks. Quackery is a very very very big issue, you know. Aap jab jaate hai raste pe tab bahut saare aapko tent lagaye huye nazar aate hai, jispe aap dekhte hai, ‘ayurveda dwara ilaj kijiye’, ek jhole wala baba betha hota hai aur unhone 10-15 jars mein jo hai who aapke ayurvedic oshadhiya rakhi hui hai. Toh, people think that shayad yahi ayurveda hai, sorry, it is not ayurveda. And one very important thing, people think that drinking amla juice every day, drinking aloe vera, going vegetarian, and practising yoga is ayurveda. It is a part of ayurveda, but it is not complete ayurveda. People actually don’t know what wonders this pathy can do.

 

Dr Prashant Das-        Okay, so that leads me to the next question. We have been hearing about Dr Monga Clinic and we have a punch line also, that we practice ‘ethical ayurveda’. What is the difference between a normal ayurveda practice and an ethical Ayurveda practice?

Dr Jyoti-         You know, Mr Prashant, at Dr Monga’s Health World, our main motive is to develop faith in our ayurvedic pathy, means our ayurvedic medicine. We are doing our level best so we can make people understand that Ayurveda can do wonders, you know. But when we enter the college, we are taught, sabse pehle aapko kya karna chahiye? Hetu, ‘hetu’ means karan ko dhundiye. So until and unless you have a detailed word with your patient ki why you are having this problem, what is the diet, what is the lifestyle because there are so many so many things that are adding to the present condition of the patient. Thik hai, there are physiological diseases also, but they are getting worsened by your diet and lifestyle. So here at Dr Monga Clinic, we tell the patients to follow a healthy diet and lifestyle, to make changes in the diet and lifestyle, so that they can have the ultimate good health.

Dr Prashant Das-      A related question to the answer that you have just given, I would like to ask you how can a patient when he comes to an ayurvedic doctor and he gets prescribed for his disease or an illness, how can he derive the maximum benefits from the goodness of ayurveda?

Dr Jyoti-Very good question, actually. Actually, the best thing that a patient can get after having an ayurvedic treatment is that first of all, he or she should follow the do’s and don’t’s very properly. Finally, when a person comes to an ayurvedic doctor, woh sab jagah ghumke aata hai. The stage is at such a chronic point that you cannot expect wonders. It will take its time. So, first of all, they need to be patient, they need to follow the do’s and don’t’s properly so that they can achieve the best out of the ayurvedic treatment.

 

Thank you so much doctor and this brings to the first conclusion of the first episode of ‘Hello Doctor’, we’ll see you again, until then, take care and have a healthy life.

Thank you so much.

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Male Menopause / Andropause:

Ph.D (Male Infertility), M.S (Infertility), D.G.L.S, D.R.C.O.G, C.Sc., D.M.R.D, M.B.B.S
Sexologist, Bangalore

Male menopause / andropause:
“Male menopause” is also called andropause. It describes a drop in testosterone levels that many men experience when they get older. 
Declining testosterone levels can cause many symptoms. For example, it can cause depression, reduced muscle mass, increased body fat, and erectile dysfunction.
To treat your problems, you have to change your 
Lifestyle. You may require antidepressant medications, counseling, or hormone therapy.
Male menopause” is the more common term for andropause. It describes age-related changes in male hormone levels. The same group of symptoms is also known as testosterone deficiency, androgen deficiency, and late-onset hypogonadism. 

Male menopause involves a drop in testosterone production in men who are age 50 or older. It’s often affiliated with hypogonadism. Both conditions involve lowered testosterone levels and similar symptoms.

Symptoms:
Male menopause can cause physical, sexual, and psychological problems. They typically worsen as you get older. They can include:

  • Low energy
  • Depression or sadness
  • Decreased motivation
  • Lowered self-confidence
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
  • Increased body fat
  • Reduced muscle mass and feelings of physical weakness
  • Gynecomastia, or development of breasts
  • Decreased bone density
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Reduced libido
  • Infertility

You may also experience swollen or tender breasts, decreased testicle size, loss of body hair, or hot flashes. Low levels of testosterone associated with male menopause have also been linked to osteoporosis. This is a condition where your bones become weak and brittle. These are rare symptoms. They typically affect men at the same age as women entering menopause. 

As you age, your testosterone levels will typically begin to drop. 

 

Diagnosis and treatment:

Get your blood serum testosterone levels tested in a laboratory.

The most common type of treatment for symptoms of male menopause is making healthier lifestyle choices. 

 

It is advisable to:

  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Get regular exercise
  • Get enough sleep
  • Reduce your stress

These lifestyle habits can benefit all men. After adopting these habits, men who are experiencing symptoms of male menopause may see a dramatic change in their overall health.

If you’re experiencing depression, you may require antidepressants, therapy, and lifestyle changes. 

Testosterone:
Onions and garlic are your allies in the kitchen and in the bedroom. They help you make more and better sperm. Both raise levels of a hormone that triggers your body to make testosterone. And both have high levels of natural plant chemical called flavonoids.

Skin patch (transdermal): androderm is a skin patch worn on the arm or upper body. It's applied once a day.
Gels: androgel and testim come in packets of clear testosterone gel. Testosterone is absorbed directly through the skin when you apply the gel once a day. Androgel, axiron, and fortesta also come in a pump that delivers the amount of testosterone prescribed by your doctor. Natesto is a gel applied inside the nose. 
Mouth patch: striant is a tablet that sticks to the upper gums above the incisor, the tooth just to the right or left of the two front teeth. Applied twice a day, it continuously releases testosterone into the blood through the oral tissues.
Injections and implants: testosterone can also be injected directly into the muscles, or implanted as pellets in the soft tissues. Your body slowly absorbs the testosterone into the bloodstream.
Oral testosterone is available. However, some experts believe oral testosterone can have negative effects on the liver. Using other methods, such as skin patches, gels, orally disintegrating tablets, or injections, bypasses the liver and gets testosterone into the blood.

Many men with low testosterone report improved energy levels, sex drive, and mood after. If testosterone is low, why not replace it? not so fast. A low testosteron level by itself doesn't need treatment. Testosteron can have side effects, and the long-term risks and benefits aren't known. Only men with symptoms of low testosterone and blood levels that confirm this as the cause of symptoms should consider testosterone replacement.

Dyspareunia - Diagnosis and Treatment!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), BHMS, MCSEPI
Sexologist, Pune
Dyspareunia - Diagnosis and Treatment!

Pain during or after sexual intercourse is known as dyspareunia. Although this problem can affect men, it is more common in women. Women with dyspareunia may have pain in the vagina, clitoris or labia. There are numerous causes of dyspareunia, many of which are treatable. 

Common causes include the following:

  1. Vaginal dryness
  2. Atrophic vaginitis, a common condition causing thinning of the vaginal lining in postmenopausal women
  3. Side effects of drugs such as antihistamines and tamoxifen (Nolvadex and other brands)
  4. An allergic reaction to clothing, spermicides or douches
  5. Endometriosis, an often painful condition in which tissue from the uterine lining migrates and grows abnormally inside the pelvis
  6. Inflammation of the area surrounding the vaginal opening, called vulvar vestibulitis
  7. Skin diseases, such as lichen planus and lichen sclerosus, affecting the vaginal area
  8. Urinary tract infections, vaginal yeast infections, or sexually transmitted diseases
  9. Psychological trauma, often stemming from a past history of sexual abuse or trauma.

Symptoms of Dyspareunia:
Women with dyspareunia may feel superficial pain at the entrance of the vagina or deeper pain during penetration or thrusting of the penis. Some women also may experience severe tightening of the vaginal muscles during penetration, a condition called vaginismus.

Diagnosis:
Your health practitioner will check for the following things

  1. If there was ever a time you had painless intercourse or if you have always had dyspareunia
  2. If you have enough natural lubrication and if your symptoms improve when you use commercially available lubricants
  3. About your sexual history (to help assess your risk for sexually transmitted infections)
  4. If you have ever been sexually abused or had a traumatic injury involving your genitals.

Treatment:

  1. Lubrication with an over-the-counter lubricant such as K-Y jelly.
  2. Antifungal medication(if you have any kind of fungal infection)
  3. Sitz baths for removing the inflammation
  4. For skin diseases affecting the vaginal area, lichen sclerosus and lichen planus often improve with steroid creams.
  5. Therapies include topical estrogen cream, low-dose pain medications, and physical therapy with biofeedback to lower the muscle tension in the pelvic floor
  6. Surgeries can also be prescribed for abnormal growths

For dyspareunia that has no apparent physical cause or has lasted for months or years, you may need psychological counseling to address stress or anxiety regarding sexual intercourse.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I am a mother of a 6 years old. I am doing yoga regularly. Can I start taking zandu satavarex to increase my breast size? Will that help.

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jammu
I am a mother of a 6 years old. I am doing yoga regularly. Can I start taking zandu satavarex to increase my breast s...
Satavarex has no role in increasing breast size.it just increases milk production.u can msg me for details
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I am Parveen. I had be married for 4 years, have a irregular periods. I am not able to conceive, doctor said me that you eggs are not growing and not ovulating it. Please give me a solution as soon as possible.

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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am Parveen. I had be married for 4 years, have a irregular periods. I am not able to conceive, doctor said me that ...
Dear user. PENILE PAIN could be due to Infections or inflammation of the bladder or prostate can also result in penile pain. ... Trauma, persistent erection (priapism), cancers, and Peyronie's disease (the development of scar tissue within the penis) are other causes. Sickle cell anemia may cause priapism due to blockages of small blood vessels in the penis. I suggest you to consult a doctor for physical investigation. Take care.
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