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Dr. Venkatesh Madhan

Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Venkatesh Madhan Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. Venkatesh Madhan is a renowned Psychiatrist in Nandanam, Chennai. You can visit him at Vijai Nursing Home in Nandanam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Venkatesh Madhan on Lybrate.com.

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Sir I want to make my mode of nature funny please tell me how it can be possible i have a sad past please tell me how it can away from me.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
Sir I want to make my mode of nature funny please tell me how it can be possible i have a sad past please tell me how...
Move from your past if it gives you sadness only. You have to be optimistic for everything happens in your life if you want to be happy and want to distribute love and happiness to others. Be positive and keep yourself happy with the things which gives you light of happiness. Try to do yoga and meditation but in limited area it will gives you positivity and believe in your self. What you want from from life is very good it will surely help you. If you want any further help you can contact us.
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I am consuming alcohol two to three pegs regularly tell me is there any problem in it?

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
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear Naresh. Welcome to lybrate. Consuming alcohol is for sure bad for your liver and digestive organs. So please quit it. Take care.
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My mother, age 49 is suffering from Systemic lupus erythromatosis for past 13 tears or so. Atleast our doctor has diagnosed that. She is better now for most of the time. But she is weak most of the time. Her bone strength seems to decrease. She also easily get angry. Have mood swings and I think she also suffers from anxiety. Is it the side effects of the disease or just because of medicines. Also can anybody suggest a diagnosis so that I can check if she really suffering from SLE. For just cross checking.

Diploma in Body Spa, P.hd (Acupuncture) Sri Lanka, Diploma in Reflexology and Acupressure, MD in Acupuncture, Diploma in Acupuncture, REIKI 1, II, III Levels
Acupuncturist, Chennai
My mother, age 49 is suffering from Systemic lupus erythromatosis for past 13 tears or so. Atleast our doctor has dia...
HELLO lybrate-user, Please note. Systemic lupus erythematosus, often abbreviated as SLE or lupus, is a systemic autoimmune disease (or autoimmune connective tissue disease) in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. There are many kinds of lupus. The most common type is systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), which affects many internal organs in the body. SLE most often harms the heart, joints, skin, lungs, blood vessels, liver, kidneys, and nervous system. The course of the disease is unpredictable, with periods of illness (called flare-ups) alternating with remissions. Remidies. If you keep on signs and symptoms Try to: See your doctor regularly. Having regular checkups instead of only seeing your doctor when your symptoms worsen may help your doctor prevent flare-ups, and can be useful in addressing routine health concerns, such as stress, diet and exercise that can be helpful in preventing lupus complications. Get adequate rest. People with lupus often experience persistent fatigue that's different from normal tiredness and that isn't necessarily relieved by rest. For that reason, it can be hard to judge when you need to slow down. Get plenty of sleep at night and naps or breaks during the day as needed. Be sun smart. Because ultraviolet light can trigger a flare, wear protective clothing — such as a hat, long-sleeved shirt and long pants — and use sunscreens with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 55 every time you go outside. Get regular exercise. Exercise can help you recover from a flare, reduce your risk of heart attack, help fight depression and promote general well-being. Don't smoke. Smoking increases your risk of cardiovascular disease and can worsen the effects of lupus on your heart and blood vessels. Eat a healthy diet. A healthy diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Sometimes you may have dietary restrictions, especially if you have high blood pressure, kidney damage or gastrointestinal problems. Otherwise, get 5 to 6 treatments of acupuncture it will be of great help.
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Sir I am 22 year old man. Actually me bahut problem me hu sir meri height achhi hai but height ke hisab se weight only 45 kg hai me bahut jyada under weight hu. Me bahut pareshan ho gaya hu mene gym bhi join ki thi but usse bhi kuch ni hua ek protein supplement liya tha but usse bhi kuch ni hua me itna jyada depress ho gaya hu ki suicide karne tak ki sochta hu me sab kuch khata hu fir bhi mera weight ni badh raha aur fit ni ho pa raha hu. Isi karan me apne carrier me bhi kuch ni kar pa raha hu please aap meri help kariye

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Sir I am 22 year old man. Actually me bahut problem me hu sir meri height achhi hai but height ke hisab se weight onl...
Hi lybrate-user, I can understand your concern. But don't make your body weight such a priority that you lose sight of everything else which is more important. Suicide for any reason is not the solution. There is solution for everything. If you are underweight, then you may want to see a doctor in order to rule out a serious medical condition. This is particularly important if you have recently started losing large amounts of weight without even trying. Eat Lots of Carbs and Fat, and Eat at Least 3 Times Per Day Plate With Meat, Beans and Potatoes Many people try restricting either carbs or fat when they are trying to lose weight. This is a bad idea if your goal is to gain weight, because it will make it harder to get in enough calories. 1) Eat plenty of high-carb and high-fat foods if weight gain is a priority for you. It is best to eat plenty of protein, fat and carbs at each meal. It is also a bad idea to do intermittent fasting. This is useful for weight loss and health improvement, but can make it much harder to eat enough calories to gain weight. Make sure to eat at least 3 meals per day, and try to add in energy-dense snacks whenever possible. 2) Eat Lots of Protein The single most important nutrient for gaining healthy weight is protein. Muscle is made of protein, and without it most of those extra calories may end up as body fat. Studies show that during periods of overfeeding, a high protein diet causes many of the extra calories to be turned into muscle (However, keep in mind that protein is a double-edged sword. It is also highly filling, so that it can reduce your hunger and appetite significantly. This can make it harder to get in enough calories If you’re trying to gain weight, aim for 0.7-1 grams of protein per pound of body weight (1.5 – 2.2 grams of protein per kilogram). You can even go above that if your calorie intake is very high. High-protein foods include meats, fish, eggs, many dairy products, legumes, nuts and others. Protein supplements like whey protein can also be useful if you struggle to get enough protein in your diet. Here are some energy-dense foods that are perfect for gaining weight: Nuts: Almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, peanuts, etc. Dried fruit: Raisins, dates, prunes and others. High-fat dairy: Whole milk, full-fat yogurt, cheese, cream. Fats and Oils: Extra virgin olive oil and avocado oil. Grains: Whole grains like oats and brown rice. Meat: Chicken, beef, pork, lamb, etc. Choose fattier cuts. Tubers: Potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams. Dark chocolate, avocados, peanut butter, coconut milk, granola, trail mixes. Many of these foods are very filling, and sometimes you may need to force yourself to keep eating even if you feel full. It may be a good idea not to eat a ton of vegetables if gaining weight is a priority for you. It simply leaves less room for energy-dense foods. Eating whole fruit is fine, but try to emphasize fruit that doesn’t require too much chewing, such as bananas. 10 More Tips to Gain Weight Combining a high calorie intake with heavy strength training are the two most important factors. Here are 10 more tips to gain weight: Don’t drink water before meals. This can fill your stomach and make it harder to get in enough calories. Eat more often. Squeeze in an additional meal or snack whenever you can, such as before bed. Drink milk. Drinking whole milk to quench thirst is a simple way to get in more high-quality protein and calories. Try weight gainer shakes. If you are really struggling then you can try weight gainer shakes. These are very high in protein, carbs and calories. Use bigger plates. Definitely use large plates if you are trying to get in more calories, as smaller plates cause people to automatically eat less. Add cream to your coffee. This is a simple way to add in more calories. Take creatine. The muscle building supplement creatine monohydrate can help you gain a few pounds in muscle weight. Get quality sleep. Sleeping properly is very important for muscle growth. Eat your protein first and vegetables last. If you have a mix of foods on your plate, eat the calorie-dense and protein-rich foods first. Eat the vegetables last. Don’t smoke. Smokers tend to weigh less than non-smokers, and quitting smoking often leads to weight gain. Consult with me for counseling and further plan.
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My father is a agriculture he is sincere in work but now a he is unable he is becoming anger at any time without reason why?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Irritability and anger can be a manifestation of so many things ranging from uncontrolled stress, anxiety, depression and other psychiatric illness. It would be more appropriate if you come up with details of the change in behaviour of your father so that an appropriate diagnosis can be made and treatment suggested thereof.
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Hi, I am having problem of full body. Like back pain, stomachache; eyes'ears all please just suggest me to get well.

MD, MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hi, I am having problem of full body. Like back pain, stomachache; eyes'ears all please just suggest me to get well.
Get your serum vit d levels and thyroid test done. Then do visit a physician for a detailed history and brief checkup to give correct treatment.
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31 yrs. Old and my wife is 32 yrs old. She always show any physical problem and every time fought me and became very irritated. She is working lady she belives on other people not me.

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
Psychologist, Palakkad
31 yrs. Old and my wife is 32 yrs old. She always show any physical problem and every time fought me and became very ...
Dear, I can understand. You should try to talk to your wife and make her understand the stress you are facing because of her behavior. I suggest you to post a detailed private question so that I can analyze your wife and provide you treatment. Take care.
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My husband is 39 years old male. He had epilepsy problem after head accident (3 times operation of head) from 3 years. Now he take the medicine eptoin 100 3nos. Please advise.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
He need to take this medicine as advised by your Doctor regularly and must not missed dose even for single day Consult Neurologist
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Elevated PSA I am a 75 years old. My PSA last year was 4.03 this year it has elevated to 5.83. This has me stressed and worried. My urologist has recommend I have a biopsy. I have been reading and go ogling about prostate cancer and biopsies. The more I read and learn, the more confused I get. I am 50- to get a.

General Surgeon, Mumbai
Elevated PSA
I am a 75 years old. My PSA last year was 4.03 this year it has elevated to 5.83. This has me stressed a...
At your age also proper treatment is needed, importantly you need to be diagnosed if you have any problem. Treatment on time would improve quality of your future life, so I would recommend you get the biopsy done. Take care.
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I am 58 and passing through much depression due to my unforeseen problem i: e financial, professional,

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 58 and passing through much depression due to my unforeseen problem i: e financial, professional,
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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I have used heavy alcohol in last nine years. Kindly medical advice to protect my liver.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, Please get your LFT (liver function tests) done with your blood. If it is disturbed, especially GGT, stopping of alcohol will make your liver to function normally. Liver has a tremendous capacity to function normally after being damaged. Any psychiatrist will help you with withdrawal symptom management and anti-craving drugs to stop alcohol.
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7 Foods that Boost Your Memory!

Dietitian,Nutritionist & Health Management, Sports Nutritionist, Health Coach
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
7 Foods that Boost Your Memory!

Eating healthy is very helpful for your mental and also your physical well-being. The mind requires nutrients just like your heart, muscles and lungs do. These can be derived from the following ingredients.

  1. Berries: Berries, particularly dark ones, such as cherries, blackberries and blueberries, are a great source of anthocyanins and different flavonoids that can boost your memory. Try to consume these in small portions at least twice a day. You can enjoy a handful in the form of snacks, add them in your cereal or bake them into a dessert like muffins or pancakes. Fresh, frozen or dried berries and cherries can reap you a lot of benefits other than memory boost as well.
  2. Avocados: Avocados are green powerhouse and are stuffed with mono-saturated fats containing both vitamin K and folate. Avocados prevent blood clots in the brain, protect you against strokes and enhance the cognitive capacity of the brain, both in terms of memory as well as concentration.
  3. Broccoli: Broccoli contains large amounts of vitamin K and choline. It tends to help keep your memory sharp. It is also filled with vitamin C where just one glass provides you with 150% of your recommended every day consumption.
  4. Coconut oil: Coconut oil fills in as a naturally calming, anti-inflammatory agent. It stiffens the cells in charge of inflammation and aggravation. It can help with memory loss as you age and will kill awful microscopic organisms that are present in your gut.
  5. Salmon: Salmon is a well-known ingredient amongst the most nutritious and healthy food items recommended for the brain. It is highly rich in Omega-3 unsaturated fats and keeps the brain running, gets rid of brain fog and improves memory.
  6. Pumpkin seeds: Highly rich in zinc than most seeds, pumpkin seeds supply this highly valuable mineral which is very important for improving memory and thinking abilities. These little seeds are also loaded with stress-busting magnesium, B vitamins and tryptophan that is a precursor to the good mood substance called serotonin.
  7. Walnuts: Walnuts are very well known for a positive impact on the heart's health. Walnuts may likewise enhance the working memory and boost it further. One can take them as a snack at any point in the day, be it to fulfill late morning hunger or add them to cereal or serving of mixed vegetables for crunch. You can also blend them into a vegetable panfry for additional protein.

Different kinds of food products have different effects on the body as well as the brain. To have a healthy body, one definitely needs to have a sound and healthy mind. Eating junk food blocks certain functions of the brain over the years whereas, a healthy diet may help in keeping you physically, mentally and psychologically healthy. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor.

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I AM A BOY OF 24 YEARS AGE,AFTER EXPENDING 2 MONTHS IN CONTINUOUS TENSION IN BRAIN, IM FEELING LITTELE EMPTYNESS IN BRAIN,UNABLE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT'S PEOPLE ARE THINKING ABOUT ME ?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
If you can speak to me via phone that is fine. I wish to advise medication for you for which I need to talk to you.
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I hv anxiety problems very severe but I took medication for 1 year. But still sum times I feel fearfull in my heart. Fearing negative thought may disturb. I want to get rid of it complete ly. I stopped taking medicines frm psychiatrist. Any suggestion

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
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, anxiety is fear symptoms. Body produce some symptoms to overcome fear. Your fear is the cause of your anxiety. First learn your fear and then learn anxiety. Please understand, anxiety cannot be cured, because it is body' s defense mechanism. Exercise, awareness, psychotherapy, meditation etc help manage anxiety and body symptoms associated with it. Post a detailed private question to me and I will help you to manage your anxiety. Take care.
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I am suffering from mental disorders like stress and depression. I don't want to take medicines. What should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am suffering from mental disorders like stress and depression. I don't want to take medicines. What should I do?
If you are serious about not taking medication, you will have to work very hard and it is difficult but not impossible. In that case you will need to go for intense counselling and work out the depression. S/he will guide you to work on several other related issues to help you walk through life and handle every day routines very effectively. If not, you may also consider working with medication and counseling and if you are without depression break down for three years at least, you could be weaned off of the medication! It is not enough to rely only on medication, alone. So consider what I suggest really well. Any which way, you need to do the following: this is the only condition were you are required to literally do the opposite of what you feel like doing. Depression makes you want to withdraw, lie down, sleep, become lethargic, slow down, make you too lazy to even think etc. So when I suggested doing the opposite, you will need to fight this disease. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, and wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, eat more of proteins and vegetables, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch a lot of sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scotching heat. I hope you have someone to love and be loved too. Whatever happens please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three things lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings too.
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He is having asthma problem and also he smokes regularly. How can we make him stop smoking?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
This person can ill-afford to smoke along with an asthma problem. He must seriously take a call and quit smoking now. Here? s how he can go about it: the habit can be very difficult to halt because of the many conditions attached to smoking. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may also join smokers anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here? s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world? you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time.
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Hello, I am suffering from dissociative disorder, and as per doctor advise I am taking medicine since 2 months levipil 500 mg twice daily and venlite OD 100 mg once after dinner and lonazep 0.25 mg twice and seblitium 5 mg for migraine pain. But I have headaches and it's like current going from my right side of brain. And my potty is also not getting cleared. Please help for my headache I cannot bear it.

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Homeopath, Chennai
Hello, I am suffering from dissociative disorder, and as per doctor advise I am taking medicine since 2 months levipi...
Dear lybrate user take homoeopathic medicines as follows 1. Acid nitricum 30 single dose tomorrow morning empty stomach before brushing teeth 2 nux vom 1m single dose half an hour after dinner revert in 2 days.
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I am diagnosed with Epilepsy and its been 3 years that I am on medication. I am taking Epilex Chrono (600 mg) in morning and same at night with 100 mg of Lamictal. Though my EEG report is normal now so just wanted to know how long treatment will take and I have to take medicines.

DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Rajkot
I am diagnosed with Epilepsy and its been 3 years that I am on medication. I am taking Epilex Chrono (600 mg) in morn...
In case of epilepsy since you are on meds for 3 years, if the seizures are completely controlled and eeg is normal, a trial of gradual taper of medicines can be given. But always taper medicines after consulting your neurologist. And there is always a chance of recurrence so that risk has to be borne in mind.
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I am a 28 year old male and being treated for schizophrenia since may 2012. Initially started on tablets resperidone for a year thereafter switched over to invega sustena. I had to quit my job before I started medication. My positive symptoms disappeared around three months after starting treatment and the negative symptoms almost completely gone recently when I joined a job for six months staying away from home in a foreign land. I feel quite confident and well. During the past period I continued to drink moderately (around 120ml, two to three times a week), and smoke around 5-8 cigarettes a day. When can I stop taking medication?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am amazed at your response to the treatment. You are doing unusually well and you must keep it up. Alcohol and smoking are really bad for you even in small quantities. I am concerned that you are not into therapy in conjunction with the medication. You will need this type of monitoring and help and they can tell you about the cessation of medicines. As far as I know, it is very rare to come off of medication with schizophrenia but in combination with psychotherapy you can explore this possibility, and especially because you have responded so well already. Doing a job and being functional is very important to your recovery. Also keeping away from family may be helpful because they can inadvertently trigger relapses easily, being the unit from which you developed the condition in the first place.
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Dear Doc I am in big confusion I am living with my aunt and uncle for better education and sports and I love being with my uncle but his behavior towards own people got changed he abuse me and my aunt and sometimes beat her and in front me I am here nearly a month ago and seeing this all in my front of my eyes I got very scared and depressed please tell me suggest me what should I do will I go back home and live with my mom and dad or I do something else please suggest me please what should I do me and aunt do everything for him but he drinks regularly and don't respect me and my aunt every small work I and don't do for him but he doesn't care and he wants company of his friends he thinks that their friends are very good all are drunker and useless third class. What should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I don't think you can handle an alcoholic and a bunch of his drinking buddies as your age. He is your uncle and so you are too junior to have any impact. I think it is better for you to leave that home and inform your parents about the problem too. They will know how to take you out without causing much of an upheaval. You can advise the aunt to take some measures like taking him for counseling or inviting the counselor home or even to speak to the rehabilitation center to come and pick him up when he is drunk if he is not cooperative. This would require the wife's permission and she must garner enough support from the rest of the family to confront this man.
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