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Dr. Shrilekha S

MBBS, MD - General Medicine

Rheumatologist, Chennai

22 Years Experience  ·  300 - 1000 at clinic
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Dr. Shrilekha S MBBS, MD - General Medicine Rheumatologist, Chennai
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Dr. Shrilekha S is one of the best Rheumatologists in Anna Nagar, Chennai. She has over 22 years of experience as a Rheumatologist. She has done MBBS, MD - General Medicine . She is currently practising at Dr.Shrilekha's Clinic in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shrilekha S on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), Chennai - 1995
MD - General Medicine - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), Chennai - 1998
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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Suffering from insomnia, can not sleep properly in night and in the morning it's very difficult to wake up. Almost feeling dizzy.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Suffering from insomnia, can not sleep properly in night and in the morning it's very difficult to wake up. Almost fe...
Causes of lack of sleep are: • stress • Anxiety • Depression • Pain • irregular schedule of sleep such as sleeping during day time & working during nights. • Caffeine, alcohol • Due to drugs • Due to high blood pressure. • Aging Due to lack of sleep there are many complications arise such as lack of concentration, irritability, fatigue & digestion problem. So these are some instructions & methods for good sleep: • Frequent oil massage of head with oil relax your mind and enhances sleep. You can also do foot massage daily it destress you. • Do not take stress. Do meditation and long breathing pranayams to relax the mind. • Do not take caffeine, tea & alcohol in excess and these are stimulant,(activate) your brain result in lack of sleep. • Avoid drinking alcohol & smoking. • Avoid sleep during day time as it makes it harder to fall asleep at night. •Try to sleep early at night. Do not think during sleep and avoid use of laptop during night. Do exercise and long walk daily. • Avoid to take sleeping pills because these are habit forming drugs and these drugs disturb your normal sleep pattern. • Take a bowl of curd daily in afternoon and one glass of milk at night daily. You can consult me privately for your detailed complete treatment and doubts.
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Dear sir I have lots of pain in my knee when I was strt running. Plzz suggests me what am I do and my CRPF physical is very near and I can't run with this pain.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Dear sir I have lots of pain in my knee when I was strt running. Plzz suggests me what am I do and my CRPF physical i...
Advice. Avoid sitting cross legged. Avoid squatting- quadriceps exercises- lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. Core strengthening exercise- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. Repeat 10 times, twice a day. Sports taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area contrast fomentation (hot and cold).
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I am 45 years old fit lady. I have knee joint pain and back pain but not much. What should I do? Also I feel low energy always.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 45 years old fit lady. I have knee joint pain and back pain but not much. What should I do? Also I feel low ener...
Advice…. Hot Fomentation x twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction. Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x twice daily. Bhujang Asana x twice daily. Back Stretching. Avoid sitting Cross legged. Avoid Squatting. Quadriceps Exercises. Hams Stretching. Sports Taping. Hot Fomentation.
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I am 40 years old I have knee pain last three months. Please give us kind suggestions.

Master in Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Hubli-Dharwad
Dear, do knee strengthening exercises, walking/swimming. Avoid sitting down for few days. Have a chek on your body weight and bone density done. Take care.
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I am suffering from rheumatoid arthritis since last 15 years and also suffering from severe acidity problems since last 20 years. For rheumatoid arthritis I am taking medicine folitrax 15 one tablet in a week and lefnunomide 10 tablet daily one tablet and for acidity I am taking rab d (rabiprazole 20 with domperidon) it is controlled to some extent. Shall I change medicine?

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
How many days will you take rabeprazole? stop it as it has side effects like less absorption of vit b12 and calcium from gut. Causes anemia n calcium deficit in your body. We can provide you herbal medicines that will have no side effects. And both problems will be solved.
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Joint pain problems in my knee, shoulder painting also in body suggested medicine.

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
Joint pain problems in my knee, shoulder painting also in body suggested medicine.
Identify the mid point between the ankle bone and tendons and give pressure with a blunt edge on either side of your foot for 2 minutes. Also give pressure in the web between 2nd and 3rd finger from your toe for 2 minutes. Finally give a good massage for both feet in hot water. Identify the dipping portion on the back of your knee folding. Press this dip with both middle fingers and hold your knee with your thumbs for support. Please swing 20 times morning and evenings. Inform after 10 days for further guidance.
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How I know I am suffering from arthritis by medical report Which type of checkup done by doctor.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT, Certified Manual Therapist, Certified McConnell Concept Practitioner, Certified Dry Needling Practitioner
Physiotherapist, Patna
How I know I am suffering from arthritis by medical report
Which type of checkup done by doctor.
Hi lybrate-user. There are many types of arthritis, for evaluation purposes some blood tests maybe necessary like ESR, CRP, RA factor etc. Your x-ray reports also can tell your condition of arthritis. But your symptoms is main part of this evaluation process.
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Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Elevated uric acid levels cause gouty arthritis.

How to Lower Uric Acid Levels Naturally?

More and more gout sufferers are moving away from costly drug-based remedies with their nasty side effects, to more natural remedies. Here are 3 simple tips on how to lower uric acid levels in the blood naturally:

(1) Drink between 2 and 3 liters of water everyday. Drink small amounts regularly throughout the day. Water helps the kidneys to process and flush uric acid out of the body.

(2) Consume a baking soda solution to help dissolve uric acid crystals, and, increase uric acid solubility. Add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to 8 oz of water. Mix thoroughly, and drink maximum 8 glasses daily. One before bedtime, one when you get up in the morning, and one every 2 to 4 hours between meals. Repeat until the symptoms have gone.

Note: Since baking soda is high in sodium, change to a salt-free diet whilst taking this remedy. And, if you suffer from high blood pressure, although you can take it as long as you monitor your blood pressure closely, it’s better not to use this remedy at all.

(3) Change to a low purine diet. Since uric acid comes from the breakdown of purines, and, purines also exist in our foods, a gout sufferer needs to go onto a diet that is relatively low in purines. This also means avoiding high purine foods completely. The general types of food to avoid are fatty red meats, poultry and some seafood. And, it’s important to avoid alcohol. Beer, in particular, is a trigger for gout. The types of foods that make up a low purine diet are things like; essential fatty acids(e.g. tuna, salmon, etc.), low fat dairy products, complex carbohydrates (e.g. bread, cereal, pasta, rice, vegetables, fruit, etc.), fruits such as cherries, strawberries, blueberries, grapes, etc.
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I am a 39 years old male and I have pain in knees whenever I play badminton regularly else it remains ok please suggest what should be the reason my height is 5 feet 10 inches and weight is 89 kgs. Also I workout regularly.

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
Reduction of weight is a must to solve your knee problem press the dipping portion on the back of your knee folding with both middle fingers and hold your knee with your thumbs for support. Swing 20 times morning and evenings. Also press the web between the second and third finger from the toe in the foot for 2 minutes. Take cinammon powder 1 tsp with honey in the empty stomach in the morning/ this will relieve your problem. Consult after 10 days.
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What test should I take to know whether my knee pain is due 2 arthritis or gap I joint 0r early stage of osteitis as I am suffering frm knee pain sometimes the pain increases and can not climb stairs my age is 48 years and d pain is since 4 yrssometimes I do not feel pain.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
What test should I take to know whether my knee pain is due 2 arthritis or gap I joint 0r early stage of osteitis as ...
X-ray must, calcium supplements must, physiotherapy treatment must, and do knee exercise like quadriceps exercise towel roll exercise. Avoid cross legs and squatting exercise.
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I have an arthritic knee joint problem. I do not want an operation. What shall I do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I have an arthritic knee joint problem. I do not want an operation. What shall I do?
Knee surgery-total knee replacement (tkr) is quite safe & gives uniformly good results, in our hands. We have well equipped centers in delhi. Do ask for detailed treatment plan. Surgery should be done when patient is still active & will be able to take benefit of surgery. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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Hi, I am 52 years old female. I have rheumatoid arthritis and a huge gas problem. Feel bloated all the time. I am doing a natural treatment with a nutritionist since past 5 months. I am sure Why much better as far as the arthritis is concerned but my frequency of acidity headaches has increased recently. I am on a gluten free, sugar free, protein free, dairy free and citrus free diet. Managing quite well with all these restrictions. No complaints regarding that. And yes, I am on a long list of supplements. 33 pills a day to be precise. Can you help please? Thank you very much!

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
Hi, I am 52 years old female. I have rheumatoid arthritis and a huge gas problem. Feel bloated all the time. I am doi...
A type of arthritis that occurs when flexible tissue at the ends of bones wears down. The wearing down of the protective tissue at the ends of bones (cartilage) occurs gradually and worsens over time. Joint pain in the hands, neck, lower back, knees or hips is the most common symptom. Osteoarthritis treatment: homeopathy helps to slow down the process of joint pain (osteoarthritis) & also gives a long term relief in pain without side effects.
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My ligaments are getting weaker, please suggest some diet to make them stronger, once I had ligaments surgery too, I had accident. Please suggest some ointment or diet for ligaments weakness.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My ligaments are getting weaker, please suggest some diet to make them stronger, once I had ligaments surgery too, I ...
Hi, take homoeopathic medicines -rhus tox. 200 and ruta g. 200 - both 3 times a day for 4 weeks. Apply rhus tox. Ointment over the area.
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I have problem in my both legs knees. If I bend both the knees for 20 to 30 minutes then both the knees start pains.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have problem in my both legs knees.
If I bend both the knees for 20 to 30 minutes then both the knees start pains.
Quadriceps exercises- lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. Core strengthening exercise- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. Repeat 10 times, twice a day.
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Mother is having severe pain in the side of knee joint and little swelling or cluster type of thing occurred in back side of knee joint.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Mother is having severe pain in the side of knee joint and little swelling or cluster type of thing occurred in back ...
Sports Taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area Contrast Fomentation (Hot and Cold).
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I am 60 years of age. I am feeling pain in the left knee. The pain is not from the joints but at the lower front of knee. What could be the reason and possible remedy.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
This could be due to oa knee &/or obesity. Physiotherapy along with medicines will help. Do knee exercises. It may have to be further investigated rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with a soft bedding on it. Any way take multivitamins & other antioxidants along with. Ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days you will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Do reply back for private consultation and detailed treatment plan.
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Intra-articular Injection in the Knee For Osteoarthritis

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Joint Replacement , M.Ch - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Intra-articular Injection in the Knee For Osteoarthritis

What are they?

Intra-articular injections or intra-articular corticosteroid injections are steroid medicines that are injected into the joint space directly, for curing and treating painful and inflammatory arthritic joint syndromes. In general, this procedure of treatment is adopted by orthopedic practitioners since steroidal drugs, when administered orally, are hardly of any use for osteoarthritis patients.

Steroids are natural substances which are akin to the hormones in your body. Steroids are mostly taken for reducing inflammation. Apart from inflammation in the bones, intra-articular corticosteroid injections are also administered for alleviating inflammation in the ligaments and tendons in patients suffering from osteoarthritis.

Note that intra-articular corticosteroid injections are prescribed to osteoarthritic patients only if the pain and inflammation do not subside with the use of NSAIDs and analgesics. Corticosteroid injection often provides temporary relief, when other oral medicines have failed to provide comfort to the patient.

Hyaluronic Acid Injections

Another form of intra-articular injection is the one containing intra-articular hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural fluid that aids in lubricating the joints and allows them to function smoothly. It acts as a shock absorber in your body. However, with osteoarthritis, the hyaluronic acid in the affected joints wears out. Depending on the type of injection, you may get one shot of hyaluronic acid intra-articular injection, or three to five injections spaced a week apart.

The Process

The process of administering such injections needs the doctor to first clean the area. In case of swelling, local painkillers can be injected. Next, the doctor inserts a needle to withdraw the excess fluid that’s within the knee joint and then with the same needle in place, the doctor finally injects the medication into the knee joint.

The basic side-effects of intra-articular injections include mild pain at the site of the injection along with a small buildup of joint fluid. However, these side-effects are usually never a matter of concern and they get resolved on their own within a span of a few days. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an orthopedist.

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What type of yoga asanas are beneficial for ladies suffering from knee pain, osteo porosis?

Hand Surgery SR Ship, MS - Orthopaedics, Thesis Work, M.B;B.S
Orthopedist, Jaipur
What type of yoga asanas are beneficial for ladies suffering from knee pain, osteo porosis?
Dear, Any asana which does not stress the knee joint to full flexion and cause pain and that strengthens the muscles around the knee will be beneficial in osteoarthritis.
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Iam female 42 yrd old iam suffering with bone pains, periods coming regular with less bleed, knees pain even I climb four steps also, now from one week tendays iam suffer ing with itching on body full body its very irritating.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Iam female 42 yrd old iam suffering with bone pains, periods coming regular with less bleed, knees pain even I climb ...
Your weight is not given correctly. You take homoeopathic medicine psorinum 200- one dose (6 to 8 pills) tomorrow morning. Watch for 4 days and report progress to me for further direction.
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Cough with phelgm not curing for last 2 months. What is the cure for osteoarthritis/rheumatic arthritis?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
All cough of more than 15 days should be inv. Better consult a respiratory. Physician. Oa is a degenrative diseases. No cure. Do physiotherapy.
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