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Dr. Sharath Balaji

Pediatrician, Chennai

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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Sharath Balaji is one of the best Pediatricians in Anna Nagar, Chennai. You can visit him at Rathimed Speciality Hospital in Anna Nagar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sharath Balaji on Lybrate.com.

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Q - 102, 3rd Avenue, Anna Nagar. Landmark: Near K 4 Police Station, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Q? Opp Hyndai Showroom, 102, 3rd St, Thendral Colony, Anna Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600040Chennai Get Directions
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Mera son 11 month ka Hai. Wah thik se sota nhi hai. Feeding karate time wo apne head ko haath se chot marata Hai or khujlata bhi Hai or use paseena bhi bahut jyada aata hai uski health bhi thik nhi hai. Ear bhi kujlata rahata Hai.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics , Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Mera son 11 month ka Hai. Wah thik se sota nhi hai. Feeding karate time wo apne head ko haath se chot marata Hai or k...
Hello, In most cases,babies go hungry hence they find it difficult to sleep.Feed along with the daily diet has to be monitored.Set a timetable for him,it works.
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I am suffering from fever and cough and my weight is very low so I feel very weak and my height is also very low.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
I am suffering from fever and cough and my weight is very low so I feel very weak and my height is also very low.
Would you please mention your age, height, weight and duration of illness and any other associated symptoms. It is not clear whether you seek advice for all three conditions or for fever and cough only. Please clarify. If you are an adult, I may not be helpful to you.
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My son age 8 years old have very lean and unhealthy looks, He is not interested in eating food more, avoid drinking milks tooo. Much worried abt his health concern. please recommend some gud supplements for him.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
The supplements only will not be beneficial... you have to take proper treatment... preferably homoeopathic... the supplements cannot replace food... they are just supportive...
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Is it OK for a baby of 16 months to travel to native place. Will the change of water and air create any heath issues. Traveling from Mumbai to bangalore.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Is it OK for a baby of 16 months to travel to native place. Will the change of water and air create any heath issues....
Changing of whether n climate make a little issue but at the same time it is necessary to acclimatise the baby to other environment.
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Video Games and Neurological Problems Associated with Them

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Video Games and Neurological Problems Associated with Them

Your mother has often yelled at you for playing video games for long hours but obviously you haven’t paid heed to it. Such is the obsession with video games that they don’t let you rest unless you have championed all the levels in the virtual interface. Here is the source of all problems. Studies have revealed that video games have a direct relation to neurological disorders. As a result, many health experts across the world consider video game as a kind of health abuse.

People who play action-oriented video games are at higher risks. The more you indulge in these kinds of games, the more they are going to affect the hippocampus section of your brain. It is that part of the brain which is considered to be the centre of your nervous system, memory, and emotion. This has a detrimental effect on your overall brain health.

Let us see some of the signs which may indicate the onset of certain complications arising from an over indulgence in these games.
1. You spend hours on the computer or related gaming devices and devote lesser hours for your family and friends.
2. You get agitated when someone stops you midway through the game
3. You become socially isolated and show signs of occasional mood swings
4. You are unable to keep a track of time once you start playing
5. You repeatedly neglect your studies, resulting in a dip in performance at school

Why does this happen?
All of the above signs indicate that sooner or later you might develop neurological problems. When you spend an excessive number of hours on playing and navigating through the games, the ‘hippocampus’ portion of your brain shows signs of decreased gray matter. As a result, the volume of the hippocampus shrinks, causing severe nerve related disorders such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, depression, and overall general stress.

One of the biggest reasons behind this is a lack of self-control. Most of the video games will encourage you to steal cars, run away after a theft and kill your enemies. Moreover, if you succeed, you are rewarded. This naturally unleashes a blatant urge for the gratification of all these awkward desires in your real life too. Hence, once you are encountered with the reality, you tend to show violent behavior.

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My child's, who is 2yrs 5months old, mouth stinks in morning, now he is having cold, cough and fever. Even after medication its been a week, although I am consulting good docs for fever and cold but can h suggest ways so that I can keep him cold and cough and fever proof for longer time.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My child's, who is 2yrs 5months old, mouth stinks in morning, now he is having cold, cough and fever.
Even after medi...
Hello, We all get exposed to the same environment, but all of us doesn't get affected by it! Why - because of different immune system. So, if a person has a strong immune system, we are protected from the attack of any virus or bacteria! A healthy, nutritious and balanced diet along with exercise will give you that. A healthy and strong immune system prevents us getting any diseases even a simple cough and cold. So, to build up a strong immunity, you need to alter few changes in your daily routine. If you don't have any underlying medical condition, you can follow the below points for healthy living. The diet plays an important role in making our immune system stronger: 1.Get enough protein. You can get protein from meat, dairy, eggs and vegetables. 2.Avoid saturated fats, but eat plenty of unsaturated fats. These "good fats" are found in corn, sesame, safflower, soybean, and cottonseed oils. 3.Eat limited amounts of carbohydrates. Consuming appropriate amounts of wheat, corn, and cereals helps to create the energy required for the body to produce white blood cells. 4.There are a number of particular foods that can help to boost-up your immunity. These include: Garlic, Almonds, Kale, Navy beans, Reishi mushrooms, Blueberries and raspberries, Yogurt, Green, Matcha, and Tulsi teas. 4.Eat antioxidants. Antioxidants are vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that help repair damaged cells in the body. Examples of antioxidants are Beta Carotene (apricots, broccoli, beets, spinach, green peppers, tomatoes, corn, and carrots), Vitamins C ( berries, broccoli, nectarines, oranges, strawberries, bell peppers, tomatoes, and cauliflower) and E (broccoli, carrots, nuts, papaya, spinach, and sunflower seeds), Zinc (oysters, red meat, beans, nuts, and seafood), and Selenium. 5.Vitamin A is also an antioxidant, and helps your immune system to function more efficiently. In addition to supplements, you can get vitamin A from carrots, tomatoes, chilis, and squash. 6.Echinacea, ginseng, aloe vera, and green tea are all said to boost your white blood cell count. 7.Exercise regularly. Getting enough exercise improves your cardiovascular health, and greatly reduces the likelihood of certain chronic diseases.. Exercise increases the flow of blood through different parts of the body, and it increases the body's excretion of harmful metabolites, helping your immune system function properly. So run, bike, swim, walk -- whatever gets you moving! 8.Stop smoking and Limit alcohol consumption. 9.You should drink 8 glasses of water every day. 10.Sufficient deep sleep also helps the cells replenish and regenerate and is therefore necessary if you want to maintain a healthy immune system. Medication: Give him Schwabe’s Alpha-WD/ twice daily for 1month and Alpha-Coff and Alpha-NC - both thrice a day for 1 week.
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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
Most of time child is given tranquilizers mood elevators for long time. This causes side effects. But all these symptoms goes off after few months of discontinues the drugs.
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My son is 1.5 months old. His belly button is swollen and popping out in relax mode also since last 10 days. When he is crying or straining then it is growing large. It is painless. It seems that it is umbilical hernia but it looks odd. Can it be cured? Should we worry about this? Please guide.

b.p.t
Physiotherapist, Jalgaon
My son is 1.5 months old. His belly button is swollen and popping out in relax mode also since last 10 days. When he ...
Hi lybrate-user you can try to wrap that area with cloth like abdominal belt daily not very tight and use sm antibiotic powder before wrapping it. Pour few drops of coconut oil on it daily. It can help you. Take care.
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I fed my 7-week old baby with growing up 1-2 years milk for a week. Is my baby going to be ok?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
I fed my 7-week old baby with growing up 1-2 years milk for a week. Is my baby going to be ok?
Exclusive breast feeding up to the age of 6 months. After that during weaning period available milk in house is preferred.
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