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Dr. Venkata Gopalakrishnan

General Surgeon, Chennai

Dr. Venkata Gopalakrishnan General Surgeon, Chennai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Venkata Gopalakrishnan is a renowned General Surgeon in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Venkata Gopalakrishnan personally at Ranga Nursing Home in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Venkata Gopalakrishnan on Lybrate.com.

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Master Of Science ( Home Science) , B.Sc
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Therapeutic Properties of Flax Seeds
Flax seeds or Linseeds have been used in Ayurvedic preparations for ages, because of their therapeutic properties.

Beauty benefits of Flax seeds:

Beautiful skin from the inside out: Flax seeds are a plant-based food composed mainly of omega-3 fatty acids, a nutrient that is known for providing many health benefits.

This nutrient is important for healthy growth, development and functionality of all body cells, and therefore also cells of skin and hair.

Slows down the body’s natural aging: Flax seed is the richest source of lignans in the plant world, which have been shown to slow down the body’s natural aging process both in women and men.

Improved Skin Healing: Flax seed is known to be an anti-inflammatory and aids in wound healing.

Flax oil can improve acne, psoriasis, rosacea and eczema.

Healthier Skin Tone: The essential fatty acids found in flax seeds helps in keeping your skin hydrated and smooth. The moisturizing effect of flax seed can help you avoid a dull-looking skin.

Protects Skin: The National Institute of Health states that by including flax seeds in your diet, you can protect and repair your skin from sun damage caused by ultra-violet rays.
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There were some pimples on my face. But once they are gone they are leaving black spots on mah face. Wat shld I do to remove dark spots from my face.

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There were some pimples on my face. But once they are gone they are leaving black spots on mah face. Wat shld I do to...
Hello, you can take homeopathic medicine berberis aquifolium q (10 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and revert. Make a habit of 8-10 glasses of water daily. Eat healthy and balanced food like pulses, green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits. Avoid stress and anger. Avoid harsh skin products. Avoid touching your face with your hands as this germs to your facial skin, making it to breakouts.
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Scar over forehead they may be due to tiki or bindiya. This becomes ugly. What can I do to erase it?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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Scar over forehead they may be due to tiki or bindiya. This becomes ugly. What can I do to erase it?
There is in ayurveda mention pinda swed. It is a type of swedan karma [phomentation] but it do some another manner. 1. Boiled a rice in milk then take this rice in one white cloth then tied it properly and warmly it rub on your face every morning for 15 days then stop it and do next month again 2. Apply almond oil on your face and massage for 3-5 min at night. By doing above thing you will get good result.

It is being told by mom that she had severe acne problem till her marriage. Same is getting carry forwarded to me as well. I do have oily skin facing lots of skin issue. Low on confidence due to scar repetitive acne blackheads at 33 also. 1. I have referred one of well known dermatologist since 2008 on chronic acne issue. I have been advised for macrotar- 500 Apigel ointment and dermadew acne care soap. Is this right medicine? 2. After a year when I Stop above medication as it was very expensive the issue erupted again. Then I was advised by isotroin-10 Niltan ointment along with DD acne soap. The moment I Stop this treatment again get infected. What could be the reason? 3. I am dark in complexion but desire for healthy skin at 33 atkeast. It's ambrassing situation when you're kids called you as dangerous face. Kindly suggest best possible medicine as its saddest feeling.

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It is being told by mom that she had severe acne problem till her marriage. Same is getting carry forwarded to me as ...
It is a mistake to think that Pimples, acne or dandruff are skin problems of face or head. These are just symptoms of a body laden with toxins. Therefore no local treatment like applying creams, lotions or face washes can do anything good. Even if by some medicine these are suppressed the body toxins will come out in some other form which will surely be more complicated than the present ones. From the above it is clear that when toxins are removed all such problems will go away. Only Naturopathy can remove the toxins from the body.

I've been suffering from chronic dysentery for a year above. Also I'm going to thin. I'd undertaken medical treatment but still I'm am same, thin. So Sir, I would be helpful if you tell me any medicine by which I can have normal body & health. Thanking you.

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I've been suffering from chronic dysentery for a year above. Also I'm going to thin. I'd undertaken medical treatment...
Homoeopathic meediccine HOLARRHENA ANTIDYSENTRICA Q ( SBL) Drink 10 drop in 20 ml fresh water 3 time daily for 2 month NUX VOMICA 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops direct on tongue daily night.
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My face and exposed parts of hand get darkens but rest of the body is quite fair even I don't go outside. What may be the problem.

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My face and exposed parts of hand get darkens but rest of the body is quite fair even I don't go outside. What may be...
The problem is hyperpigmentation of the exposed parts-----no doubt that you do not go outside but those parts are continuously exposed as compared to your other parts and hence tanning of skin of exposed areas------------ homoeopathic treatment aucare complexion drops (wolfe dietri) drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily. Glow-aid fairness cream (adven) apply in circular fashion in morning nd at night bloome-203 soap (bioforce) wassh face with this face wash before applying whitening cream suncare cream (bakson) apply 30 minutes before going outsside nd again reapply after 3-4 hrss after washing with whitening soap.
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Over the past few months I have had severe itching on my legs literally from top to bottom. I have tried Benadryl with no luck and I am constantly putting Calamine lotion on my legs. The Calamine lotion usually helps for about 15 minutes but then the itching returns. I am at my breaking point with this. The itching causes pain and it feels like needles on my legs. I scratch them so much that I have fingernail marks all over my legs and sometimes even bruises.

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Over the past few months I have had severe itching on my legs literally from top to bottom. I have tried Benadryl wit...
tell me 1. Do you have dry skin also? 2. Is this problem is related to any season? 3. is redness also present? 4. which soap you are using? 5, Are you taking any medicine for any medical condition? follow advices given below: 1. Do not use harsh soap 2. Avoid Synthetic cloth and prefer cotton cloth 3.It may be due to any internal problem/ food allergy or allergy to any drug 4. Sudden change in Body temperature like taking bath immediately after Hot tea can give rise to this problem consult me for further management
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I am 22 years old female. I had dry skin. And my skin is sensitive no products in the market helps me to glowing up my skin. If I use more oily products my skin is looking like an oily skin. If I use dry products my skin is looking like more dry. please suggest me a facewash and a cream for my skin type.

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I am 22 years old female. I had dry skin. And my skin is sensitive no products in the market helps me to glowing up m...
You can apply on face for glow. 1. Honey & lemon take 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix it till the honey dissolves properly. Moisten your face and apply it on your face and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Both honey and lemon works as a natural bleacher, which makes your skin glowing and radiant instantly. Wash your face thoroughly with cold water. 2. Rice flour take rice and make a fine powder in the grinder. The powder should feel like a smooth white scrubber. Mix enough milk in it to form a paste. Apply it on your moisten face and scrub your skin for 15-20 minutes. The paste will fall automatically while you rub your face. Let the whole scrub fall, and then, wash your face with cold water. Rice will exfoliate the skin and remove the dead cells. It will improve the blood circulation. As a result, you will get the smooth, clean, blackheads-free glowing skin in minute.
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Res Sir, I am 30 years old. I am mentally stressed for past 5 years because of my skin tanning. I am very fair. After delivery my skin was tanning suddenly. I was committed suicide also but no use. So many treatment are going but no use. Sir I want one question what is my problem? No one can't saying. Sir can you help me if any possible to change my skin? Please tell sir .

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Res Sir,   I am 30 years old. I am mentally stressed for past 5 years because of my skin tanning. I am very fair. Aft...
Dear lybrate user, I guess you were very proud of your complexion. I think you are very disappointed and sad because of skin tanning. You need to understand a few things. Firstly, lot of hormonal changes take place in the body during and after pregnancy. This might cause some changes in your complexion. Secondly, there might be a few other reasons why your skin is getting tanned, like - more exposure to the sun or may be you are not getting enough time to look after yourself or some medication and nutritional changes. Try to find out what happened exactly and then try to resolve it. But most importantly, you need to understand that fairness and beauty is not a permanent feature. Every person goes through these bodily changes while aging. Eventually one day you will lose your fairness. Fair skin is not the ultimate thing in life. There are many other things like intelligence, character, confidence, social skills, smile, behaviour etc which are very important for any individual. Beauty is a relative term and is short lived. Whereas all the abovementioned characteristics are not short lived. You, as an individual are more than your fair skin. Try to understand your strengths, focus on them. Do not try to harm yourself because you will harm your body and mind futher, I would suggest you to take an appointment with a counsellor who will help you to resolve this issue. Take care.
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From last 2,3 weeks. My stools are very hard, even I'm getting pain in anus while excreting. Before that, from my childhood I never faced a problem like. Normally I used to excrete 2 times/day. But now, I'm excreting only once. That to in a painful way. What is the reason behind this? Is this because of hostel food, which is not good?

MBBS, M S General Surgery ,
General Surgeon
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hi yes this is mostly because of hostel food .. u have to stop chlly and meat and chicken u can have fish , have more of fruits , more water 3 litres per day apply lox cream 5% over that area .. have tab dulcolax two tab at night and syrup loose 4 tablespoon at night . tab pcm 500mg twice a day for three days. rest ol will be olrite dont worry
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I am suffering from pigmentation and dark circle and fine lines under eye I use different creams but no fell no difference.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda
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I am suffering from pigmentation and dark circle and fine lines under eye I use different creams but no fell no diffe...
Dark circles are because of lack of nutrients. Sleep and weakness. So take proper nutrients and drink plenty of juices and sleep for atleast 7 hours a day. Drink 7-8 glasses of water every day.
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For under eye dark circles

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Homeopath
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Place cucumber slices on both the eyes for refreshing them. For dark circles make a thick paste of cucumber. Lemon juice and curds. Apply it under eyes daily for fifteen twenty minutes. Wash when dry. Will help in reducing the dark circles.
For under eye dark circles
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How we can remove wrinkle from face. Naturally without applying any chemical products.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath
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How we can remove wrinkle from face. Naturally without applying any chemical products.
Homoeopathic cream ANTIWRINKLE CREAM ( BAKSON) Apply in circular fashion twice a day 1. Avoid the sun and/or use a good sunscreen. Sun damage is well-known to wreak havoc upon the best of skin. All sun worshippers that do not take heed pay the price with lax, leathery skin before their time ~ not to mention the risk of many dangerous skin cancers. The sun screen should be o Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays). o Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 30 or greater. o Water resistance o Preferably Homoeopathic SUNCARE SUNSCREEN ( BAKSON). 2. Drink plenty of water. Water is what nourishes our cells…it is present in EVERY cell in our bodies. But, many people do not drink enough of this elixir! And, without proper hydration, skin will appear dull and listless ~ lacking the elasticity that gives us our youthful appearance. What is the proper amount of water to drink per day? This is a controversial subject, but I recommend 9 cups for women and 12.5 cups for men. 3. Do not bathe in hot water since this has a harmful effect on the skin integrity, damaging it and drying it out. 4. Use a good moisturizer! Preferably Homoeopathic ROSE MOISTURISER ( SBL) 5. Partaking in regular exercise can improve skin elasticity. It is recommended to have 30 minutes of aerobic exercise to improve circulation for the skin. This gives the benefit of feeding the skin and removing any waste products more effectively. Hence, you will have a more youthful skin. 6. Proteins make up the matrix of our cells and thus are very important for good collagen and elasticity. Eat these top proteins for good elasticity: almonds, peanut butter, salmon, sardines and eggs. 7. Luten an antioxidant found in egg yolks, spinach, and other leafy greens may improve skin elasticity by almost 20%. Lutein is also found in topical face products. 8. Fish oil capsules taken on a daily basis can do much for skin elasticity. This is very important if you are on a diet or have already lost a lot of weight…fish oil is one of your best weapons to combat laxity and looseness of the skin. But, be sure to follow the dosage directions on the label (and consult a physician before taking anything) since the wrong dose may be harmful or dangerous in bleeding disorders (or other medical conditions). 9. Also, it’s important to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables for good skin elasticity. And, of these ~ the best ones to eat are as follows: • Red Peppers • Oranges • Grapefruits • Strawberries • Broccoli • Carrots • Mango • Apricots • Sweet Potato • Avocados So, if you have lost elasticity due to poor habits or weight loss ~ the above list should give you a guide on how you may improve your skin starting TODAY. Or, if you are needing a preventative treatment against aging…these habits can take you down the road to a much happier, youthful skin! We don’t have to give in to mother nature, there are always variables we can manipulate to fight back against what our mothers and grandmothers had to endure ~ loose, sagging skin.

Sir I have black dots on my face give some measures to cure it and give some measures to weight gain.

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Ayurveda
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Sir I have black dots on my face give some measures to cure it and give some measures to weight gain.
Apply aloe vera gel regularly. For weight gain take bananas and dry fruits daily. Add desi ghee in your vegetable and dal. Do not take fast food. Increase your diet.

My mother is 71 and years back she was diagnosed with sle disease. Any cure?

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Homeopath
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Please give her following medicine:- cal. Carb. - 0/2 three times a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.

I am having a Burning Sensation in my Underarms. I have to keep my hands on upside. So please give me solution regarding it.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda
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I am having a Burning Sensation in my Underarms. I have to keep my hands on upside. So please give me solution regard...
It may be because of excessive sweating keep proper hygine. Use good ayurvedic Ubatan at the time of bath. But if burning worsen with itching, pimples or reddish discoloration, consult a doctor.

After milk feeding baby's mouth turns black. It will stay back or any solution to remove that. Somebody told that once it's black it will be non removable, it will create panic to us.

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After milk feeding baby's mouth turns black. It will stay back or any solution to remove that. Somebody told that onc...
Don't worry, it is because of the areola of your breasts. It goes away on its own in 1 to 2 months as the baby will grow up. Don't wipe it with anything, as baby's skin is delicate.
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Does Heartburn Lead to Esophageal Cancer?

MCh HPB Surgery, Fellow, European Board of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
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Heartburn or acid reflex is a burning sensation that is felt in the throat or chest region after the intake of certain foods. While many of us must have felt heartburn once in our lifetime, too many occurrences such as this could be a fair indication of esophageal cancer.

How an acidburn is related to esophagus?
Esophagus is the tube which carries food from the throat to the stomach. In the case of an acid reflux, the acid from the stomach jumps to the esophagus leading to a condition known as the Barrett s esophagus. This is a condition which replaces the tissue present in the esophagus with a similar kind of tissue found in the lining of the intestine. This being said, Barrett s esophagus doesn t necessarily lead to esophageal cancer.

Key symptoms of Esophageal Cancer
Difficulty swallowing is a key symptom of esophageal cancer. This condition is known as dysphasia. As the tumor grows bigger, it becomes more difficult to swallow food. Esophageal pain is also a common symptom reported by many patients. Loss in appetite and an unexplained weight loss are some of the other symptoms of this type of cancer. Although esophageal cancer does not show any visible signs in the early stage, some of the key indicators are chronic couch, indigestion and hoarseness of voice.

Key risk factors:
Some of the key risk factors for this type of cancer are as follows:

Men tend to run a higher risk of getting this cancer than women.
Esophageal cancer are often detected in people above the age of 55 or more
Chronic tobacco users have higher chances of getting esophageal cancer
Consumption of alcohol increases the risk of esophageal cancer
Obesity increases the risk of acid flux thereby, leading to esophageal cancer
Radiation treatment in the abdomen or chest area might also lead to esophageal cancer

How an esophageal cancer is detected?
Primarily there are 3 ways by which this cancer is detected. The first step for an oncologist to detect this cancer is to perform an endoscopy. If this fails, doctors often try a barium swallow on suspected patients and take an X-ray to understand the esophagus lining. If all this fails, doctors rely on a CT scan to detect this cancer.

How is esophageal cancer treated?
If a patient is lucky and the cancer gets detected in a very early stage, the tumor along with the infected cell can be surgically removed. Apart from surgery, some other alternatives are radiation and chemotherapy. A combination of radiation and chemotherapy or a surgery followed by radiation can also be suggested by the doctor. The treatment plan depends on the stage of detection.
Does Heartburn Lead to Esophageal Cancer?
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I am becoming to black and my face is also becoming hard what is the solution and what kind of cream should I use to become fair.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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I am becoming to black and my face is also becoming hard what is the solution and what kind of cream should I use to ...
There is in ayurveda mention pinda swed. It is a type of swedan karma [phomentation] but it do some another manner. 1. Boiled a rice in milk then take this rice in one white cloth then tied it properly and warmly it rub on your face every morning for 15 days then stop it and do next month again 2. Apply almond oil on your face and massage for 3-5 min at night. By doing above thing you will get good result.

I'm 29 years old male and I've problem of hyperpigmentation or Melasma in cheek and nose appear and I was used so many skin lite creams like hydroquinone, mometasone and kojic acid shop and himalaya blemish but not getting any better results and also increase the black level of skin. Please give me some advice and treatment of this disease how to remove black mark on my face. Please please please.

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I'm 29 years old male and I've problem of hyperpigmentation or Melasma in cheek and nose appear and I was used so man...
Melasma is due to hormones and sunexposure. You will require non hydroquinone and non steroid based creams. Use a sunscreen 30 mins before going out and repeat every 4 hours. You can send your picture and then i will be able to advise better.
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