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Dr. Sarvanan

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. Sarvanan is a popular Psychiatrist in Adambakkam, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Ponmalligai Hospital in Adambakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sarvanan on Lybrate.com.

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Mujhe kuch month se toilet baar baar aa raha tha mane Dr. Se consult kiya 2 times ultrasound, blood test , urine culture, urine test all are normal mane phir urologist ko dikhaya unhone bataya anxiety ho gya hai Mujhe jab sleep aa jaye tho koi problem nahi hoti morning ma utho phir wahi baar baar toilet jana hamesa toilet mehsus rehna abhi kuch day tak sahi laga ab two days se phir wahi problem , baar baar toilet aana kya mujhe anxiety ho gya hai. Please provide me medicine I thankful to you.

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Mujhe kuch month se toilet baar baar aa raha tha mane Dr. Se consult kiya 2 times ultrasound, blood test , urine cult...
Dear lybrate user...A person with anxiety disorder usually presents with anxiety in almost all the ares of life and thus you may be anxious and worrysome for your routine chores and would have feeling of being at the edge always. Anxiety expresses itself in a lot many ways including the one you have mentioned. If your anxiety get controlled, your problem will get solved. For medications for anxiety get in touch.

Facing fear to do each thing. First raise the question in mind Can I do id? I got loose confidence when I face the things. For exp interview.

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Facing fear to do each thing. First raise the question in mind Can I do id?
I got loose confidence when I face the th...
You have to practise mind control and you may see a counsellor or psychiatrist. For self care you do meditation and yoga.

Hello Dr. , After few months of my mrg. My husband faced some stress. He started to do masterbation. I think this is wrong after relationship. So what should I do to stop this.

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Hello Dr. , After few months of my mrg. My husband faced some stress. He started to do masterbation. I think this is ...
but if he is addicted to it, it explains it. Take him to a sexologist immediately. Once you become addicted to masturbation, it is difficult to enjoy regular sex. On your part you can make sex excising with different approaches to it so that it is always very memorable. Also if he is satisfying you sufficiently enough then don't make it much of an issue. It is only when he is only indulging in this sort of sexual pleasure without considering your needs, then it is a problem.

Please prescribe the medicines for increasing libido for me and my wife. We have less libido due to mental effects such as performance anxiety and stress of sexual activity. So please prescribe those medicines (ayurvedic or allopathic or others) which have both effect i.e calm the mind. And positive effects in sex life.

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Please prescribe the medicines for increasing libido for me and my wife. We have less libido due to mental effects su...
Mr. Lybrate-user I suggest you to take homoeopathic med. Kali phos 6x and kali brome 1m ok tds for 1 month solve your problem ok.

I have recently learnt about the demerits of Oleanz RT 20, which is being given to one of my relationship, who is under treatment for last 9-10 months after having diagnosed for Schizophrenia. Now, I seek your kind advice on the following lines; 01. Will the treatment continue life long? 02. Could the dozes be gradually reduced e.g.from 20 mg to 15 to 10 to 5 & then stopped. 03. Can a person fully recover from his past ailment of Schizophrenia? 04. Are there any alternative for Oleanz, which is less harmful in the long-term?

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Oleanz is an excellent drug for acute/ immediate management of schizophrenia. Whether the treatment is going to be short lived or life long cannot be answered now, it depends on various factors and patient response. Yes the dose can be gradually brought down if the patient improves and maintains well. Total recovery in Schizophrenia rests on nearly 40-50 prognostic factors. There are alternatives to oleanz.

I have heard that ketogenic diet helps patients suffering from epilepsy. Please suggest me a good healthy ketogenic diet?

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The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet few example of ketogenic diet Butter Ghee coconut oil olive oil Lime/ olive/ strawberry legume Yogurts Cashews/ Walnut

Respected Doctor, I am an 18 year old male, and I suspect that I may be suffering from a bipolar disorder or depression. Since the last two months I have been unable to concentrate on anything that I used to like. I have grown very impatient and irritable. Though I have had a bad temper since childhood , I am experiencing anger that I had never experienced before, throwing stuff, punching the wall and having feelings of hopelessness, crying suddenly, self guilt and feelings of isolating myself from my friends and family. I never talk to someone about my condition as I do not feel I can rely on someone and I think people might mistake my condition to be an imaginary ailment. I can give you more information if you want. Please help me , I feel really alone and hopeless right now.

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Respected Doctor, I am an 18 year old male, and I suspect that I may be suffering from a bipolar disorder or depressi...
You cannot diagnose bipolar on your own. Please visit a doctor and a counselor. It can be a crippling disease if not treated and if treated early the prognosis is good. So quickly visit a psychiatrist and seek his/her opinion and you must then follow the medication prescribed. Comply with all the medical prescriptions and work in tandem with a counselor for a long time and learn coping skills and techniques to handle the daily challenges you will face. There are certain adaptations that will suit you during the elation phase and there are certain behaviors that are required during the depressed phases. In the meantime you can do certain things that will give you benefits anyway. Emotional therapy will alleviate a lot of the problems faced in this condition because it is a mood disorder. You need to particularly look at your levels of anger both for its reasonableness and to express it in appropriate manner. I suspect that much of this anger may have origins in early childhood that you may never be aware of now. Talk to your parents and explore that angle. This information will help the counselor too. Also you will need to check whether there is any genetic factor involved. You must exercise regularly, eat healthily and sleep normally too. If your motivation and cooperation is good much can be achieved. You must have a time-structured schedule filled with interesting and reasonable activities and it must be monitored for compliance and delivery. The reason I say this is that many times you will be inclined to have grandiose notions and confidently believe that you can do without the medication. This will set you back many months in the treatment and delay and sabotage the recovery: forewarned you are forearmed. If this combination of medication with therapy is maintained for at least three years without any episodes or breakdowns, it is possible to taper the medication in consonance with the doctor. Bipolar is characterized by two extreme poles i. E. Feeling very high (mania) and suddenly feeling very low (depression). You can ask the doctor for the symptoms he noticed in you for a personal understanding.

My problem is getting weak early while walking. And reading books. How to improve my memory power.

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Dear , memory and mind power consists of understanding, storage and recollection of information you learn. Understanding depends on concentration. The more creative you are on doing tasks or reading, the more you understand. Storage and recollection depends on your understanding and how well you review what you have learned. Repetition and review of material learned and other tasks provides easy recollection. You can improve your concentration and total brain power with the help of green leafy vegetables, exercise, creative activities, number puzzles like sudoku etc. Hard work is the key to learning and recollection. Take care.

I have a bad habit of smoking. You please help me to gave me outside from this habit.

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You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact, these conditions can exist all through the day, unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heartbeat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact, it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.

Inspite of doing regular exercise my whole body is paining and I am not able to dance please tell me what measure I should take?

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Inspite of doing regular exercise my whole body is paining and I am not able to dance please tell me what measure I s...
It could be due deficiency of vitamin d3.1. Test your blood for hemoglobin, vitamin d3, b12, calcium 2. Consult physician with report.

How to increase memory power.

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There is no shortcut to success! by same analogy, there is no shortcut to increase memory power rapidly. But with efforts & persistence you can surely increase your memory in following way 1. Study/read in short time intervals of 30 minutes followed by 10 minutes break where you can stretch, do rope skipping in that 10 minutes break 2. Make notes, take plenty of notes using short forms, symbols, digits etc. 3. Revise these notes periodically, preferably once every 3 days 4. Make mnemonics, use them frequently, revise frequently 5. Whenever your free, sitting idle, close your eyes & try to memorize what you have read or revised earlier in the day 6 do regular yoga & pranayama which increase your mental stability, improve neuroplasticity & thus give you better memory. Good luck!

I fell anything in deeply tension. But I can not change my personal habit. At this moment. I became to fell in depress. So how to solve this.

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I fell anything in deeply tension. But I can not change my personal habit. At this moment. I became to fell in depres...
hello,take Alpha TS , 20 drops with water twice daily and Kali phos 6X , 5 tabs twice daily . Revert me after 15 days.

I forget whatever I study very fastly what are the simple tricks to remember what I study please help me.

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
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Dear Rachel. Welcome to Lybrate. At your age, Memory problems like amnesia, dementia or Alzheimer's are not common. Many young people do complain having problems with memory. These problems are due to either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. You may contact a clinical psychologist or neurologist for memory test and further investigation. Take care.

I am a very emotional person. I get easily hurt and I cannot give back as I feel that it would hurt them. Overall I end up getting hurt. How should I change this.

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Many times, when you suppress your emotions, you feel stressed out and emotionally overwhelmed. Your thinking and actions are not matching to each other. Learn to express your feelings in a neutral way so that no one will get hurt. Learn to frame sentences pointing out the facts not the persons. I. E. Instead of'you make me angry, you can frame it as'i feel angry when---- happens.

Sometimes I easily forgot the terms when I study or I do not easily recall the names of persons I met before, maybe I have now a memory loss problem, can you recommend to me a medicine preferably herbal that can help improve my memory loss problem?

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Consult with a neurologist near by you. Do some brain exercises try to keep yourself calm and energetic with some breathing and relaxation exercise. Eat all night socked almonds daily. A herbal syrup I can suggest you is (shankh pushpi from baiydnath). If you want any other help you can contact us.

I am 30 years old male and got married four months back. Previously I fell in love with my class mate and decided to marry her. She too agreed for the proposal. But after four years due to the pressure of her parents she married another person and she is now happy. But I am unable to forget her, and also unable to love my wife. What can I do now?

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I am sure you must be emotionally in a difficult state. Your ex girl friend is settled in her new life and she is happy with her husband. There is no chance now for you two to get togather or have any relationship. On the other hand think about your wife who got married to you and left everything behind to be with you. She must have lot of expectations and aspirations for her new life and also have some expectations and dreams about your life togather. At this point in time. For whatever reason you agreed to marry her. You are now in this relationship. You have now 2 options in front of you. 1. Talk to her and tell her everything and ask for divorce and let her be free to marry someone else. 2. You resolve in your mind that now you will do your best to genuinely be in this relationship and build a bright and happy future togather. In this case you can't have both. So no matter how hard it is to choose you got to choose which path you want to travel. Also, I would suggest you to come out of this victim mode. Where you are thinking that something terrible has happen to you and now your whole life is ruined. This is not a bollywood movie. This is your life which is not going to finish in 3 hours without you taking charge. You are the story writer your life. Take charge and responsibility. Man up. Your happiness is your choice. Stop thinking about you as a poor guy whose girlfriend married to someone else. Also think about your decision to marry and how it is for your wife to be in this situation without much doing from her part. So wake up. Take charge. Remember and understand love is not just a feeling. Love is a verb. It is an action word. So your love in your small small action each day. One day at a time and one action at a time. The feeling of love will follow. You could be either amitabh bacchan of kabhi kabhi or sashi kapoor. The choice is absolutely yours and what ever you choose will lead your life in a particular direction.

Hello Dr. pls suggest me how to overcome from anxiety of exams? Thanks and regards.

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Hello Dr. pls suggest me how to overcome from anxiety of exams? Thanks and regards.
Anxiety is all about fear of performance and may stem from high expectations either of yourself or from your parents and teachers. In fact, the emotion of fear is good if used to improve the performance. Unfortunately, many of us let this fear overcome us and therefore affect our memory adversely. Anyway, if you are well prepared you need not have that much fear. So take note of these suggestions and then see your efficiency: 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. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. 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. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. 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.

I have cold my body since two days and instant cough what should I do and also body pains.

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I have cold my body since two days and instant cough what should I do and also body pains.
Hello, tell me answers of following questions 1. Is cough associated with throat pain ? 2. Is sputum is also coming ? 3.Do you have sneezing/nasal blockade/running nose And Follow advises given below 1.Take proper rest 2.lot of fluids and proper home made diet. 3.warm Saline gargles twice a day for 2-3 days. We need to start antibiotics if sputum is coming with cough so tell me answers of above question than i will do further management consult me/ Physician for further management

I am suffering from high BP, initial stage depression, stress and cervical pain. Can you please suggest what should be done in it without medicine.

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I am suffering from high BP, initial stage depression, stress and cervical pain. Can you please suggest what should b...
First of all you need to check your blood cholesterol level, if it's within nrml range then no dietery restrictions. Try to find out why your depressed? Find it out n try to find a way to get rid of that situation. U need to be a stressfree person. Though no person is perfectly stress free bt you have to cope up with this situation. Avoid extra salt .meditate everyday. Walk briskly for 45 min daily. And with this you need proper homeopathic treatment to be cure. Soo you can contact me through Lybrate.

Sir my elder brother is alcoholic we tried all the ways but he is unable to stop his drinking. He drinks 5 pegs of 60 ml daily. But only in evening. He is 42. I am worried about his liver. Is there any medication to prevent liver disease if he continues to drink. How many years it will be safe to drink this much ?

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Sir my elder brother is alcoholic we tried all the ways but he is unable to stop his drinking. He drinks 5 pegs of 60...
Hi lybrate-user, your elder brother is suffering from alcohol dependance syndrome. Which is a medical disorder. He is unable to quit at his own, rather not motivated to quit. There are proper treatment of alcohol deaddiction. For this you probaby have to admit him under a psychiatrist trained in deaddiction. There he wll need detoxification treatment; intense psychotherapy e. G. Motivation therapy, relapse prevention therapy, assertive therapy etc. He will also need antcraving therapy. A through gastrointestinal checkup is also required by a gastroenterologist. Hope with proper guidance n family support your brother can be helped.
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