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Dr. Shobana Mahadevan

Gynaecologist, Chennai

650 at clinic
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Dr. Shobana Mahadevan is a popular Gynaecologist in Mylapore, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Shobana Mahadevan personally at E V Kalyani Medical Foundation in Mylapore, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shobana Mahadevan on Lybrate.com.

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Black Walnuts - 7 Amazing Health Benefits Of It!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), CGO
Ayurveda, Ahmedabad
Black Walnuts - 7 Amazing Health Benefits Of It!

Black walnuts are one of the best foods to have. They have tonnes of health benefits owing to their multi-utility nutrient source. Not only it can keep a person away from various diseases, it can ensure steady health in an individual. The best part is the fact that black walnut can be used to make multiple yummy dishes.

Here are some of the no-so-known benefits of black walnuts:

  1. Parasites: Green harvested black walnuts are known to be very useful vermifuge. They serve as a very good treatment for ailment concerning pinworms, hookworms, tapeworms and such other parasites.
  2. Candida: Overgrowth of Candida is hard to diagnose and can pose a serious threat to health. When Canida overgrowth attacks the intestine, the intestinal wall becomes weak and toxins are being released in the process. The immune system becomes weak and it takes a lot of antibiotics to set things right. A good alternative to the powerful antibiotic is a 3 serving black walnuts. They contain compounds such as the zinc undecylenate, selenium sulfide, astringent tannins, naphthoquinone juglone etc. can make the walls of the intestine favorable and arrest the growth of Candida.
  3. Antifungal: Black walnut is known to have antifungal properties and is, therefore, used to treat fungal infections leading to conditions such as the ringworm, jock itch and athlete’s foot etc. Black walnut when pasted and applied to the site of the infection can fetch dramatic results within a short time interval.
  4. Skin conditions: Black walnut is a good fix for many skin conditions. It can successfully address skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne, and eczema. Depending on the seriousness of the skin condition, the tincture can be applied externally or consumed internally.
  5. Excessive sweat: For people who sweat way too much, black walnut can be their best friend. The presence of high level of astringent tannins in black walnuts can address the sweat gland to ensure that excessive sweat is not produced. Studies have also revealed that black walnut can also help to reduce body odor.
  6. Diabetes and cardiovascular benefits: A study conducted by the Harvard School of Nutritional Sciences revealed that black walnuts can reduce the LDL cholesterol by a good 4 percent. What’s more, no weight gain is associated with the over-consumption of black walnut. Similarly, their nutritional value can help an individual lower blood pressure, reduce blood sugar level and refrain from cardiovascular diseases.
  7. Anti-cancer properties: There have been many studies conducted on the effect of black walnut on cancer. Most studies have found that juglone, a compound present in black walnut is capable of kill cancer cells by the process of necrosis and apoptosis. 3 serving daily can fetch rich dividends to cancer patients. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.
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Laser Assisted Liposuction - How Can It Be Of Help?

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), MD
Dermatologist, Jabalpur
Laser Assisted Liposuction - How Can It Be Of Help?

Your genetic background influences where your body fat is stored. In case, your mother or father has fat stored in the abdomen, hips, waist or in the thigh, it is likely for you to develop deposits of fat in the same regions.

Circumstances of Genetic Fat

  • You may have a proper or a balanced BMI (body mass index) but still tend to develop bulges in areas, which are likely to make you look disproportional.
  • You may become obese by development of excess fat accumulation in the lower abdomen region, referred to as pannus. Extra fat may accumulate in your lower back and hips as well, which cannot be lost in spite of taking weight losing measures.

Liposuction to get rid of extra fat:

  • Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that allows you to remove genetic fat or any extra fat from the body, in order to change the body's shape. Liposuction does not remove cellulites and tightening of loose skin cannot be done.
  • Liposuction removes excess fat from the body by suction. Small, narrow tubes with blunt tips known as the cannulae are inserted through incisions in the skin surface. The tubes are moved under the skin to target the suction of fat deposits.

There are several types of liposuction techniques:

  1. Tumescent Liposuction: In this form of liposuction, a wetting solution such as lidocaine with a local anesthetic is injected into the patient before surgery. This causes the shrinking or constriction of blood vessels due to which it allows liposuction to be performed while the patient is under local anaesthesia. Blood loss and post surgical pains are reduced.
  2. Suction Assisted Liposuction: This mode of liposuction also known as SAL is the most primary form of liposuction. It involves drawing out of fat using a vacuum.
  3. Power Assisted Liposuction: This liposuction technique called PAL in short involves the process of SAL with an extra tool for increasing the motion of the cannula. The process is faster.
  4. Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction: This process (UAL) involves the transmission of energy via a specialized hand piece for loosening and melting of fat. A greater volume of fat can be removed via UAL.
  5. VASER: It is a variation of the UAL method where an ultrasonic cannula with grooves helps in energy disruption to improve removal of fat.


Laser Assisted Liposuction:
LAL is a newly developed liposuction technology where a laser works like an ultrasound for disruption and removal of fat cells. This mode is more efficient and involves less trauma. Liposuction is an effective way to remove unwanted, genetic fat from your body, which may be harming your body image. However, liposuction is associated with severe side effects.

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When my wife is on period how can I sex with her and what type of precautions I can use. I am 25 years old and my wife is 23 can you suggest me how can I sex with her in time of period.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Usually couples avoid sex during periods for purpose of hygiene but if your partner is comfortable having it then you may use a barrier like condom during intercourse. Also clean up using antiseptic lotions if you have traces of bleed on your private parts so as to avoid infections.
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Hi, I am 30 years female suffering with ibs and and taking elđoper. Now I am 2 months pregnant. Is it safe using eldoper during pregnancy.

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
Hi, I am 30 years female suffering with ibs and and taking elđoper. Now I am 2 months pregnant. Is it safe using eldo...
Dear lybrate-user, Thanks for the question. Eldoper Capsule is used for Loose stools, Diarrhea, Mild travelers diarrhea, Non infective diarrhea, Idiopathic diarrhea in aids patients and other conditions. Eldoper Capsule may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Maternal use of loperamide in early pregnancy may be linked with a moderate risk development for a malformation. Talk to your gynecologist is must. Take care.

Super Fact of the Day: Our saliva production equals to 2 swimming pools!

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
Super Fact of the Day: Our saliva production equals to 2 swimming pools!
Saliva production is the highest during and before eating and is the lowest when we are asleep. While the mouth produces 1-2 litres of saliva per day, in a lifetime we generate about 25, 000 quarts of saliva that can easily fill up to two swimming pools.

Would you like to share this interesting fact with family or friends? go ahead and share!
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Dear sir, First of all I would like to thanks in advance. My wife is 6 week pregnant. Is it okay to have intercourse during pregnancy. What are the precautionary measure to be taken.

Diploma In Postpartum Depression, Formerly , House Job , Gynecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Dear sir,
First of all I would like to thanks in advance. My wife is 6 week pregnant. Is it okay to have intercourse ...
Hi! Regarding intercourse I am of the opinion that it should be avoided to the maximum in the first three months of pregnancy for fear of any complications.
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I am 34 years old, I have completed 2.5 years of marriage after three of month of marriage my wife was pregnant but it is miscarriage with in two month. We have tried many times but still my wife is not getting pregnant. We both meet to doctor suggest that my sperm count is 2billion/ml. So please suggest me to overcome this problem.

Advance BHRT Certification, Fellowship in BHRT & Longevity Medicine, Fellowship in Endocrinology, MBBS, DOMS, MS - Ophthalmology
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
I am 34 years old, I have completed 2.5 years of marriage after three of month of marriage my wife was pregnant but i...
Considering the fact that not too long ago your wife conceived naturally, leads me to believe that your sperm count may have come down not too long ago. In such cases, I believe that the outlook is positive. I would firstly undertake a comprehensive assessment of the fertility and Metabolic related parameters in both you and your wife. This would be done by a detailed online clinical evaluation by my team followed by relevant lab tests to determine baseline values. Next would be to optimize fertility parameters to facilitate natural or assisted conception. Optimization would also be undertaken with a view to prevent miscarriage - at least from Hormonal, Immunological and Metabolic factors.
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General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
5 Health Tips to master the Art of Healthy Living:

There’s an art to healthy living, and part of that is recognizing our impact on others. Our personal health affects the people and environment around us, so take care of yourself and you’ll help take care of the world. To ensure Healthy Life I had gathered the top five ways to live a healthy, environmentally friendly life!

1. Eat clean

Eating clean means keeping your food as simple and nutritious as possible. In other words, close to the original source! Stick to whole foods, says Dr. Su Fairchild, a specialist in integrative medicine. Avoid or limit simple sugars and processed carbs, including flour products, because they cause your blood sugar to spike, provoking your body’s insulin response and promoting weight gain. You can consume good fats like olive oil and coconut oil in sensible amounts, and don’t forget to eat a rainbow of organic vegetables.

Medical oncologist Dr. Sewa Legha also suggests using the USDA guidelines on ChooseMyPlate.gov. By cutting out processed foods, which are often overly packaged, you reduce your diet’s environmental impact—and you live a healthier life too!


2. Stay hydrated

Hydration is an important part of a balanced lifestyle. Dr. Randy Baker, a specialist in holistic medicine, strongly advises avoiding soft drinks like soda (one of the worst things you can do for your health, he says) and excess juices because of the calories. Water should be your main source of fluids. Internist Dr. Steven Tucker notes that you should also avoid all artificial sweeteners, including beverage mixes, because your body still responds to “fake sugar.” People who drink a soda a day increase their diabetes risk by 50%, and those who drink diet sodas increase their risk by 20%.

Pediatric urologist Dr. George Klauber lists several benefits to drinking water: avoiding unnecessary calorie intake and the effects of caffeine and alcoholism, keeping your kidneys flushed, reducing urinary acidity for people with sensitive bladders, and saving money! Stick to water and you avoid the health risks involved with processed foods.

3. Exercise outside

Take advantage of the great outdoors and go for a run! Besides improving your cardiovascular health, outdoor workouts help your body produce vitamin D. Endocrinologist Dr. Philip Kern says, “During summer, you need about 20 min [of sunlight] at midday, longer at other times of day. In winter, or extreme northern latitudes, it takes longer. This is why there is usually a seasonal winter drop in blood [vitamin D] levels.” To get the full benefit of the sun, make sure you aren’t getting it through window glass!

If running is too aggressive for you, take a walk. It’s an easy, low-impact form of aerobic exercise, and doctors agree: it’s beneficial to your health!


4. Manage your stress

As internist Dr. Lori Wagner says, “Don’t let stress get in the way of taking care of yourself.” Managing your stress can include taking breaks, staying organized, and doing five-minute meditation sessions at your desk. By controlling your stress levels, you control your response to stress: overeating, undereating, overcaffeinating, skipping the gym, etc. Stress impacts your health and your relationship to your environment, so keep a close eye on it.



5. Practice preventive care

Besides updating your shots/immunization records and seeing your doctor for an annual physical, preventive care that you can practice daily involves sun protection and reducing your risk for obesity. Plastic surgeon Dr. Bryan McIntosh says, “UV light is damaging to skin and undoubtedly a cause of skin cancers, so sun protection is always important.” Don’t forget to wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and protective clothing (like a hat!) if you’ll be out in the sun.

Dr. Dean Giannone, a specialist in internal medicine, says, “Obesity can compromise the heart, the lungs, the liver, the knees, the hips, the ankles, the muscles, and the spine. It can affect your sleep, making you tired and inattentive during the day. And oh yes, it can shorten your life expectancy.”Obesity and its risks are incredibly dangerous to your health: the leading causes of death in the world are related to heart health, which is affected by obesity. By establishing a healthy diet and exercise routine, you can prevent obesity and other cardiovascular risks.

Dr, Varinder Singh Chandhok
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Hi, I am 29 year I having a problem since 1 month on day or night. I feel burning sensation on my vagina on taking water it may be subsides but after intercourse again same problem start.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi, Lybrate user,•Burning in vagina after sexual intercourse, indicate some sort of infection in vaginalunch wall, need interrogation, locally. •The inside of the vagina has mechanisms to keep the pH in balance, You can wash your vulva — the skin area around your vagina with underlying homoeopathic medicine * •Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body eliminating toxins. •your diet be easily digestible on time to check gastric disorder. Tk, homoeopathic medicine: @ Sulphur 30-5 drops, once in the morning for a week (7 doses). * @ EchineceaQ-20 drops with little water, apply locally. Avoid, junk food, spicy, fried intake. Tk, care.
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