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Dr. T. G. Balachandar

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery

Gastroenterologist, Chennai

42 Years Experience
Dr. T. G. Balachandar MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Surgical Gastroenterolo... Gastroenterologist, Chennai
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Dr. T. G. Balachandar is a popular Gastroenterologist in Arumbakkam, Chennai. Doctor has helped numerous patients in his/her 42 years of experience as a Gastroenterologist. Doctor has done MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery . You can visit him/her at S R Multispeciality Hospital in Arumbakkam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. T. G. Balachandar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Government Medical College, Jabalpur - 1975
MS - General Surgery - Government Medical College, Jabalpur - 1980
MCh - Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 1995
Awards and Recognitions
Gold Medalist In College
Pfzier Gold Medal PG Award
Professional Memberships
Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Indian Association Of Surgical Gastroentology

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I'm 46 years I have digestion and gastric problem and my weight is increasing day by day pls suggest.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I'm 46 years I have digestion and gastric problem and my weight is increasing day by day pls suggest.
Avoid spicy food in your diet and Also avoid peanuts and potatoes in your diet and For constipation eat food with high fiber content and eat bananas at bedtime and if necessary take two tsp of syp gudlax at night
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My belly is very heavily. And so panic sometimes. I don't know what I do. please suggest me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My belly is very heavily. And so panic sometimes. I don't know what I do. please suggest me.
try to reduced weight . avoid fatty / oily / spicy foods. do exercise daily. go walk daily. eat green veg. whole grain foods. take low calories foods.
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I have gas trouble problem. Because of that I cannot breath properly. And feel something weight on my chest back area. How can resolve it sir.

Unani Specialist, Allahabad
I have gas trouble problem. Because of that I cannot breath properly. And feel something weight on my chest back area...
Hello Mr. T. lybrate-user, Your weight is too much according to your height. I think your all disorder to associate with you extra weight. So I have to suggest to you, reduce your weight first. And land up into proper investigation such as Cholesterol Profile, S. PRL, Thyroids Profile, Total Serum, LFT and Protein. So do that investigation and ask again. Thanks.
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I am suffering from a gastric from last 6 months .I also used the medicine recommended by doctor. But no result comes to me. I use also ayurvedic churn and pills but no result.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am suffering from a gastric from last 6 months .I also used the medicine recommended by doctor. But no result comes...
Hi take chitrakadi vati tab 1-1 tab after lunch and dinner. Take pranacharya udar bhaskar kshar churna twice a day. And pranacharya live cure capsule twice a day. Avoid spicy food and non vegetarian.
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Sensing chest burn whenever l eat fried or rich food. This is happening for the last couple of months. Pls suggest a permanent relief. I used to take Tab. FAMOCID 40 whenever l feel acidity.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
Take pantium dsr one daily, empty stomach 30 min before breakfast for 4 weeks. consult again if not ok.
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Dentafix Oral Gyaan

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Dentafix Oral Gyaan

Rinse your mouth with an alcohol-free mouth wash after every meal to avoid the formation of bacteria.

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I am 44 years I have under gone U/S scan in the report it is mentioned fat on the lever please advice how treat this whom to consult for the best treatment to control this.

MS, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Delhi
I am 44 years I have under gone U/S scan in the report it is mentioned fat on the lever please advice how treat this ...
Fatty live can be dangerous in future avoid spicy oily food exercise eat fruits and vegetables reduce weight.
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What should be the diet for a glowing and healthy skin. And what should be the diet for no acidity.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
What should be the diet for a glowing and healthy skin. And what should be the diet for no acidity.
Everyone has a favourite face cream or treatment, but beautiful skin starts with nourishment from within. Older cells are constantly shed and replaced by younger ones and a steady supply of micronutrients is essential to support this rapid growth. Eat the correct balance of foods and you'll feed your skin the vital nutrients it needs to help it stay soft, supple and blemish-free. Eat your five-a-day Fruit and vegetables contain powerful antioxidants that help to protect skin from the cellular damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are caused by smoking, pollution and sunlight and can cause wrinkling and age spots. Eat a rainbow of colourful fruit and vegetables and aim for at least five portions a day. Betacarotene, found in pumpkin, carrots and sweet potatoes, and lutein, found in kale, papaya and spinach are potent antioxidants, important for normal skin cell development and healthy skin tone. Vitamin C Vitamin C is also a super antioxidant. It is needed for a strong immune system, radiant skin and helps blemishes heal properly. The best sources are blackcurrants, blueberries, broccoli, guava, kiwi fruits, oranges, papaya, strawberries and sweet potatoes. They all help to produce collagen that strengthens the capillaries that supply the skin. Cut out crash diets Repeatedly losing and regaining weight can take its toll on your skin, causing sagging, wrinkles and stretch marks. Crash diets are often short in essential vitamins too. Over long periods of time this type of dieting will reflect on your skin. Stock up on selenium Selenium is a powerful antioxidant. It works alongside other antioxidants such as vitamins E and C and is essential for the immune system. Studies suggest that a selenium-rich diet can help to protect against skin cancer, sun damage and age spots. One way to boost your intake is to eat Brazil nuts. Just four nuts will provide the recommended daily amount (RDA). Mix Brazil nuts with other seeds rich in vitamin E as a snack or salad sprinkle. Other good sources are fish, shellfish, eggs, wheatgerm, tomatoes and broccoli. Vitamin E Vitamin E protects skin from oxidative (cell) damage and supports healthy skin growth. Foods high in vitamin E include almonds, avocado, hazelnuts, pine nuts and sunflower and corn oils. Drink up Skin needs moisture to stay flexible. Even mild dehydration will cause your skin to look dry, tired and slightly grey. Drink six to eight glasses of water a day - all fluids count towards your daily allowance, but water is the best. If you work in an office, keep a large bottle of water on your desk to remind you to drink. Herbal, caffeine-free teas are good too. Try to avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, both can age the skin. Don't be afraid of fat Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats - the types found in avocados, fish, nuts and seeds - provide essential fatty acids which act as a natural moisturiser for your skin, keeping it supple. These fats also come packaged with a healthy dose of vitamin E (a vitamin many of us lack), which will help protect against free radical damage. Eat more phyto-estrogens Phyto-estrogens are natural chemicals found in plant foods (phyto meaning plant). They have a similar structure to the female sex hormone oestrogen and have been found to help keep our natural hormones in balance. There are different types, some are found in soya bean products (isoflavones), whereas others are found in the fibre of wholegrains, fruit, vegetables and flax seeds (lignans). Include phyto-estrogen rich soya, wholegrains, fruits and vegetables as part of a balanced diet. Opt for omega-3 Make sure you get enough omega-3 and omega-6 fats. These are essential fatty acids which mean they cannot be made in the body and must be obtained through the diet. You will find omega-3s in oily fish and plant sources such as flaxseed oil, linseeds, walnut and rapeseed oil. Omega-3 fats encourage the body to produce anti-inflammatory compounds, which can help skin, particularly inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and psorasis. Go for low-GI carbs Eat plenty of beans, pulses, porridge and other slow-releasing carbohydrates. These release sugar into the blood stream gradually, providing you with a steady supply of energy and leaving you feeling satisfied for longer and therefore less likely to snack. Avoid high GI carbohydrates like biscuits and sugary drinks, as they lead to production of insulin, which may damage collagen and accelerate wrinkles. Don't forget zinc Zinc is involved in the normal functioning of the sebaceous glands in the skin (which produce oil) and helps to repair skin damage and keep skin soft and supple. Zinc-rich foods include fish, lean red meat, wholegrains, poultry, nuts, seeds and shellfish.
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After getting fresh area around my anus get swollen and it pained for 4-5 hours. Don't know why. Stools are not hard even. Please suggest me how to get rid of it permanently.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)and Dip inYoga and Naturopathy
Ayurveda, Ludhiana
Take fiber rich food. Avoid sitting for long hrs at same place. Have sitz bath twice daily for atleast 15 days.
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Colorectal Surgery: How To Be Sure You Really Need it

MS - Surgery, MAMS, Senior Residency , MBBS, Fellow IAGES
Gastroenterologist, Delhi
Colorectal Surgery: How To Be Sure You Really Need it

Colorectal surgery is performed to repair damages that occur in the organs of the anus, rectum, and colon. The damage that takes place in these organs can be the result of problems with lower GI like diverticulitis (a condition wherein pouches known as diverticula in the colon wall become inflamed), cancer and inflammatory bowel disease (a group of intestinal disorders that bring about inflammation of the GI).

Who needs this surgery?

In general, colorectal surgery is an essential treatment option for ulcerative colitis, colorectal cancer, Crohn's disease (an inflammatory bowel disease that gives rise to inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract) as well as certain diverticulitis cases. In such cases, the intestinal tract undergoes major reconstruction.

There are also other bowel problems that may require surgery but not of a serious nature and these are anal fissures, hemorrhoids, bowel incontinence and rectal prolapse. Most of the surgical procedures will aid in repairing tears, get rid of blockages, or make tighter sphincter muscles (muscles that surround openings in the body).

Colorectal surgery is also performed in cases of pelvic floor disorders like rectocele (a condition in which the rectum bulges towards the vagina) and perineal hernia (a hernia that involves the pelvic floor).

At the same time, injury, ischemia or compromised blood supply and obstruction may require the performance of bowel surgery as well. Scar tissue and masses can form within the rectum, clogging the organ and preventing the normal discharge of feces from the body.

Problems like ulcerative colitis (an inflammatory bowel disease that leads to the development of ulcers in the colon as well as inflammation of the area) and diverticulitis can give rise to perforations in the rectum. Surgery is suggested in instances when drugs fail to treat the problem of ulcerative colitis.

Likewise, in the case of recurrent instances of perforations or complications in diverticulitis, surgery may be required to remove the portion of the colon affected.

'Consult'.

Tip: How to Know if You Need a Plastic Surgery or a Cosmetic Surgery?

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I am 28 years non married guy I am having anxiety, feeling dreamy dreamy, foggy vision, not getting sleep at all, irritable bowels 4 times in a day. Please help me what medicine I should have?

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
This is all stress and worries of life. May be issues of future marriage, you may be having insecurities and fear. Just relax. Ask yourself what bothers you? have a positive self-talk, and learn what are those things you don't like. You need to accept your self and move on. You need to take care of your lifestyle and learn to be happy. If you cant do it yourself, meet a life coach/ stress management super-specialist like me. Once you open your heart out, you will feel free and begin to fly in life.
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I am of 21 years old and from past one week i'm facing a problem with acid reflux in my stomach and I feel my whole digestive system is like burn like fire. What can do in this situation?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I am of 21 years old and from past one week i'm facing a problem with acid reflux in my stomach and I feel my whole d...
take following remedies 1.triphala kadha 4tsp before lunch nad dinner 2.amla juice 4tsp+2tsp sugar powder+honey 2 tsp 3.laghu sut shekhar 2 tab 10.00am and 2.00pm twice a day
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My son is two and half years old, he has two lumps in the side of his groin area and between right leg. Why this type of lumps occur? What treatment needed?

MBBS, DNB Gen Surgery, DNB Surgical Oncology
Oncologist, Bangalore
My son is two and half years old, he has two lumps in the side of his groin area and between right leg. Why this type...
It is very common for children to have lymphnode enlarged as their immunity matures. However, please consult a doctor as an opinion is valuable.
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Digestion - How Homeopathy Can Aid it?

Diploma in Gastroenterology, Diploma In Pulmonary Medicine , MSCP, BHMS, SVD( skin and veneral diseases)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Digestion - How Homeopathy Can Aid it?

Homeopathy has proven to be very successful in treating many digestive problems. However, certain warning signs should not be ignored. A timely medical diagnosis and opinion is important if the following occurs:
1. Vomiting
2. Sudden and severe abdominal pain
3. Abnormal loss of weight
4. Abnormality in normal bowel habits including constipation or persistent looseness

Some digestive problems and their remedies are discussed below:

  1. Heartburn: This is a burning sensation that results from acid from the stomach, being squirted into the food pipe. An elevating sensation is felt from the chest to the end of the throat. Consumption of some common food and drinks like caffeine, acidic juices, alcohol, chocolate or carbonated beverages can increase the secretion of acid in the stomach. Over dosage of medicines like aspirin and ibuprofen can also cause heartburn. Remedy: Calcarea carbonica is widely used for relieving chronic cases of heartburn that occur mostly in people who experience cramps in the stomach and intense heartburns. Lycopodium brings relief in cases where regurgitation and heartburn occurs after small snacks.
  2. Bloating: This is caused due to the presence of excess gas in the colon, small intestines or the stomach. It results from high stress levels, poor diets and daily need for medications. Remedy: Carbo vegetabilis (made from vegetable charcoal) is renowned for its capability to absorb toxins and along with Lycopodium, is recommended for digestive problems resulting from excess gas.
  3. Dyspepsia: This is an uncomfortable feeling or pain, which occurs in the upper abdominal regions which is caused due to improper consumption of food and is commonly referred to as indigestion. If the condition is prolonged, a doctor must be visited. Remedy: Anacardium is a remedy that is useful for people who experience frequent and periodic bouts of upper abdominal pain.The remedy Argentum nitricum is suggested for people who experience Dyspepsia along with nausea. This is a pain in the upper abdominal region along with retching of mucus. Another remedy for this condition is Nux Vomica. This is suggestedfor people who are usually restless.

Treating flatulence and dyspepsia that is experienced by people after consumption of starchy and fatty foods requires Natrum carbonicum. These people cannot consume milk and often have a number of food allergies. Phosphorus is recommended for people who vomit along with their dyspepsia even though they usually crave short term solutions, like cold drinks.

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By mistake she drank lemon juice from Copper vessel, she feels indigestion ,gastric problems, what must she do to be relieved.

BHMS
Homeopath, Anand
By mistake she drank lemon juice from Copper vessel, she feels indigestion ,gastric problems, what must she do to be ...
Drink lots of water to nullify the effect. Chew fennel seeds immediately. Take piece of ginger. Also take some rice water. If symptoms still persists, go for homeopathic treatment after giving detailed history as it's safe.
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My roommate do fart a lot which is making him very uncomfortable. What should he do?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
My roommate do fart a lot which is making him very uncomfortable. What should he do?
If it's his natural self you can't help him much he has to learn to accept it and be more graceful about it.
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I experience indigestion immediately after my meal. This is happening since 6 months. Please suggest.

MD - Pathology
General Physician, Amritsar
I experience indigestion immediately after my meal. This is happening since 6 months.
Please suggest.
Take smaller meals take tablet normaxin the times daily for 15 days tablet sporlacds twice daily for 15 days avoid milk, take curd come back after 15 days.
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Mujhe ek saal se rectam ,vagina me burning sensation hai after stool. Feet ne bhi burning sensation hai. No plies, fissure urine culture test negetive. Kyon se doctor ko check karau perio bhi theek hai. Muhje GERD ki problem hai jiski medicine le rahi hu. Diet plan se diet le rahi hu.

MBBS, M S General Surgery ,
General Surgeon, Chandigarh
hi since u have this problem for long ... u need to take tab neurobion forte one tab twice a day for 3 months .. it is a multivitamin it will help you . try this for some time , i am sure u will recover. thank u
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