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Dr. Venkatesh Ramachandran

Psychiatrist, Chennai

800 at clinic
Dr. Venkatesh Ramachandran Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. Venkatesh Ramachandran is a trusted Psychiatrist in Chetpet, Chennai. He is currently practising at Psymed Clinic in Chetpet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Venkatesh Ramachandran on Lybrate.com.

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I have habit of drinking alcohol of 2-3 pack (like Imperial blue/Magic moment/old muck rum) in 1-2 Days of month like special occasion/friend's birthday party. It was harmful for my health in future? Please help me to answering the question?

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Margao
Short-term effects of alcohol depending on the above amount taken and the physical condition alcohol can cause: slurred speech drowsiness vomiting diarrhea upset stomach headaches breathing difficulties distorted vision and hearing impaired judgment decreased perception and coordination.
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I am 23 year old female I have very low eyesight and I cannot read for long but I need to study continuously due to my professional studies please suggest me some remedies for this Thank you.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 23 year old female I have very low eyesight and I cannot read for long but I need to study continuously due to m...
Hello, use cmd2 eye drop, 2 drop in each eye twice day. Take ruta 30, 3 drops twice daily. Also get your eyes tested by an eye specialist.
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I have lots of stress and mind get busy while lots of work. How can I relax my mind?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I have lots of stress and mind get busy while lots of work. How can I relax my mind?
N ayurveda there is mention panchakarma treatment. Panchakarma means five procedure for detoxification of body in this five procedure for relaxation you should do body massage and shirodhara treatment. You will get good result so consult good ayurvedic doctors.
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I am 34 years old. At night I does not live alone at home. I affraid from horror. I am not sleeping alone at night. I does not watch horror movies. What can I do?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Aconite - 1M / 5 drops in little water twice a day for two days. Revert back after two weeks with feedback.
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My mom age is 39 yesterday we came to know that she got diabetes. Before eating 141. After eating 265. What to do. What to eat? I am so nervous about her. Is it dangerous. What diet should follow.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
My mom age is 39 yesterday we came to know that she got diabetes. Before eating 141. After eating 265. What to do. Wh...
For a diabetic person, it is important to have proper diet suggested by the doctor, take prescribed medicines on time, have some daily exercise routine, and learn to manage stress. Please take her to a doctor. The doctor needs to check her other parameters as well and then will prescribe medicines and will suggest some life style changes. Diabetes can prove to be dangerous if the patient does not take suggested care. But there are people who are living with diabetes for over 30 yrs, who follow doctor's advice. Diabetes can be managed. You need not worry about it. But you must take her to a doctor and follow the doctor's advice.
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How to ignore the smoking.

Advanced Skills in Counselling, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, DCS, Hypnotherapist
Psychologist,
I do hope that you are taking treatment for tb. If you want to stop smoking, you could try these: 1. Set a date for yourself. 2. Tell everyone that you are stopping smoking so that they can support you. 3. Remove ash trays, lighters and cigarettes from your room, car, office etc. 3. Take support of support groups like nicotine anonymous. 4. Use nicotine chewing gum or patch in the transition phase. 5. Be aware of your triggers and examine them. Counselling helps in this and explore stressful situations when you tend to smoke more. You would be able to manage the stress without having to depend on the cigarettes and finding your own strengths and resources within yourself and the environment to cope with stressful situations. If you have any questions, please click on private chat.
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I am a smoker. I'm smoking since 2 years. I can't stop smoking. What are the steps to be taken to stop smoking. And how long I will live healthy if I continue smoking.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You can stop smoking if you keep on trying. No one can predict the exact time of your death if you continue smoking. Each cigarette can cut short your life by 5 minutes, if that is of any help. You can judge for yourself with the following data: Summary: (Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention) • Cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States. This is nearly one in five deaths. • More than 10 times as many U.S. citizens have died prematurely from cigarette smoking than have died in all the wars fought by the United States during its history. • Smoking causes about 90% (or 9 out of 10) of all lung cancer deaths in men and women.1,2 More women die from lung cancer each year than from breast cancer. • About 80% (or 8 out of 10) of all deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are caused by smoking. • Cigarette smoking increases risk for death from all causes in men and women. • Smoking is estimated to increase the risk— o For coronary heart disease by 2 to 4 times o For stroke by 2 to 4 times o Of men developing lung cancer by 25 times • Of women developing lung cancer by 25.7 times • Smoking causes diminished overall health, increased absenteeism from work, and increased health care utilization and cost. • Smoking causes stroke and coronary heart disease. • Even people who smoke fewer than five cigarettes a day can have early signs of cardiovascular disease. • Smoking damages blood vessels and can make them thicken and grow narrower. This makes your heart beat faster and your blood pressure go up. Clots can also form. • Blockages caused by smoking can also reduce blood flow to your legs and skin. • Lung diseases caused by smoking include COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. • Cigarette smoking causes most cases of lung cancer. • If you have asthma, tobacco smoke can trigger an attack or make an attack worse. • Smokers are 12 to 13 times more likely to die from COPD than nonsmokers. Smoking can cause cancer almost anywhere in your body: • Bladder • Blood (acute myeloid leukemia) • Cervix • Colon and rectum (colorectal) • Esophagus • Kidney and ureter • Larynx • Liver • Oropharynx (includes parts of the throat, tongue, soft palate, and the tonsils) • Pancreas • Stomach • Trachea, bronchus, and lung • Smoking can make it harder for a woman to become pregnant and can affect her baby's health before and after birth. Smoking increases risks for: o Preterm (early) delivery o Stillbirth (death of the baby before birth) o Low birth weight o Sudden infant death syndrome (known as SIDS or crib death) o Ectopic pregnancy o Orofacial clefts in infants • Smoking can also affect men's sperm, which can reduce fertility and also increase risks for birth defects and miscarriage. • Smoking can affect bone health. o Women past childbearing years who smoke have weaker bones than women who never smoked, and are at greater risk for broken bones. • Smoking affects the health of your teeth and gums and can cause tooth loss. • Smoking can increase your risk for cataracts (clouding of the eye’s lens that makes it hard for you to see) and age-related macular degeneration (damage to a small spot near the center of the retina, the part of the eye needed for central vision). • Smoking is a cause of type 2 diabetes mellitus and can make it harder to control. The risk of developing diabetes is 30–40% higher for active smokers than nonsmokers. • Smoking causes general adverse effects on the body, including inflammation and decreased immune function. • Smoking is a cause of rheumatoid arthritis. If you quit now, these are the benefits: Quitting and Reduced Risks • Quitting smoking cuts cardiovascular risks. Just 1 year after quitting smoking, your risk for a heart attack drops sharply.2 • Within 2 to 5 years after quitting smoking, your risk for stroke could fall to about the same as a nonsmoker’s.2 • If you quit smoking, your risks for cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, and bladder drop by half within 5 years.2 • Ten years after you quit smoking, your risk for lung cancer drops by half.2
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How to feel fresh and free when we have load of work with stress and strain ?Which small but important things like eating foodstuffs, listening music or any other thing can keep us fresh to forget stress and strain?

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
How to feel fresh and free when we have load of work with stress and strain ?Which small but important things like ea...
Hi lybrate-user, you are work is full of strain and stress I believe. You need some relaxation other than music, eating food etc. Right. To relax one first important thing to do is to take a break or leave. I wanted to many things about what kind of occupation you are into. Okay if you want to discuss further regarding the same you are most welcome. So that I can help you better, by providing you some therapies as well. For now, I wanted you to take break or leave at least one or two days, just do what you like the most, which you enjoy a lot. Join some meditation classes, though all think it is boring one, it is actually slow process, which definitely relax your mind and body. Whenever you feel stressed take at least 10 minutes relaxation during your working hours. Breath in and out slowly. Take care. If you need further assistance feel free to contact me either through text, mail or call me. Regards,
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Hi Doctors, My 3 years old son is started stammering since last 4 months. Please Suggest what to do.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Stammering can be made lesser only and only by Speech therapy. So you should take the help of a speech therapist. Also, I'd suggest you to visit a Psychologist as confidence plays a great role in dealing with this problem. I'd suggest you to speak very slowly, word by word. People may make fun of this but believe me, slowly you'll get better at it. Hope your query is answered. Feel free to ask if you have any doubts. Wishing you good health.
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I smoke about 10-15 cigarettes a day. BT nw I want to quit it. BT m nt able to whenever I smell smoke I can't stop myself. So please do help me WD sum solutions.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Palakkad
Self effort is the first step in any of de addiction. So now you are mentally prepared to quit smoking which itself is 50% you are in track to stop it completely. Now you have to do few things. When the desire come in mind to smoke immediately change the position, just talk with your friend or family or prepare some fruit juice and drink. When you stop smoking completely first 7 days you may get headache, loss of appetite, constipation etc. During this time you must take homoeopathic medicine nux vomica 30 4 pills morning and night and also tabacum 200 4 pills daily morning. After 2 nd week you can stop all these medicines. Now your body is perfectly ok after complete stoppage of smoking in a week. Let me know your feedback.
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I am 26 year old and I am drug addict long time. what should I do? Please help 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
Dear, quitting drug addiction is not child play. De-addiction therapy is an option for you. But in my suggestion, the best option would be, quit it now (today) and sustain it with your will power. Motivation therapy and mind power building therapy should help you. Take care.
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For e. G lost somebody last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the. Time please help me.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
For e. G lost somebody last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the. Time please...
i m recommending you an following remedy which will surely help you Natural home remedy using cardamom seeds: 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day This remindy will be helpful.
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Hello Dr. G. R agrawal im having this problem since very long time. It happens when ever I get angry for at least 2mins. Wen I go to dry clothes in the sun then the headache does not go the whole day!

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
Hello Dr. G. R agrawal im having this problem since very long time. It happens when ever I get angry for at least 2mi...
It may due to stress This problem can be solved by Meditation you can go for regular Physical exercise I can give you address of Rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost) consult me for further management
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What is the effects of cigarette 9n human body normally which type of deasises are become?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
What is the effects of cigarette 9n human body normally which type of deasises are become?
STOP SMOKING Best age to stop smoking is before 40, In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.
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My cousin was a 16 and he was Mistakenly go in a wrong path he was addicted to porn addiction and he used to do hand job regularly his parents and I was very worried about his character and how to help him from stopping to porn addiction and how to stop hand job.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
My cousin was a 16 and he was Mistakenly go in a wrong path he was addicted to porn addiction and he used to do hand ...
Masturbation is not only a sexual activity, it is pleasurable and stress relieving. At his age probably your cousin maybe facing some stressful situations related to his academics and performance in other school activities- look into his other interests and help him have some goals in life. Help him with sports and studies, his addiction should end.
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Sir, Mujhe becheni feel hoti h or vo sab hota bina kuch kie jo sex krne ke bad feel hota bhi.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Sir, Mujhe becheni feel hoti h or vo sab hota bina kuch kie jo sex krne ke bad feel hota bhi.
Sex is one of the natural need of life. If you donot have it than yes you may have nightfalls or ejaculation at other times which is completely alright. So I do not think that its a problem and yes you need to understand and henceforth accept the normal human physiology.
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Dear sir n mam, mera ek friend hai woh drink bahut karta hai usse drink ko avoid karne k liye kya karna hoga.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There are no guarantees about stopping one’s addiction. But that does not mean we should not keep at it, over and over again until we succeed. Now it is difficult to give up all by himself because he has become addicted to alcohol and there is so much to do. Under such circumstances it is best that you admit him into a de-addiction center and let him stay there for at least 6 months and after that he can attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving and to act as an antabuse i.e. he will have a serious reaction, if he consumes even a small quantity of alcohol or alcohol based substances. It has to be carefully monitored to see that he not only consumes the medication but is also avoiding alcohol. Ultimately, it is his will power and the support that he receives from the medical fraternity and his close and dear ones. He must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course take a look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide him on several measures and precautions he will need to take to stay with his resolve. Even after the rehabilitation he must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. The family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. He cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to his drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. The children will also have to attend meetings to work out their issues because of the father’s habit. In fact, they are all suffering from the Adult Children Of Alcoholics Syndrome (ACOAs), which in effect means that they are genetically predisposed to alcoholism or can have cross addiction problems, and that they will have similar traits of the abusing alcoholic but in a milder form. There are special support groups for them all over the world. Should they touch or indulge in alcohol or any addictive substances or behaviors, they could also become full-fledged addicts themselves. Make a serious plan with whoever else’s support he can get and act on it fast. If he is not cooperative, there are some centers that will come and pick him up, after he is completely drunk, and admit him by force. This will however, require the wife and family’s consent.
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Good morning sir, I am tech graduate still I am not able to take my professional as well as personal life decision by my own. I always need help or suggestions from someone. Please help me to overcome this problem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Good morning sir, I am tech graduate still I am not able to take my professional as well as personal life decision by...
Please do meditation daily. Take a morning walk be active in social activities. Try to engage yourself with friends and colleague by visiting them physically.
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How can I quit smoking as I a chain smoker can't live without it.

MD-Psychiatry, MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Certificate in Forensic Psychology
Psychiatrist,
Hello, smoking is one of the easiest & one of the most difficult habits to break because 1. Quitting cigarettes does not cause any immediate harm 2. Cigarettes are so easily available that one does succumbs into temptation of smoking just 1 more before stopping altogether. Regarding your question, easy way is decide a quit date 1 week from now & reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke to half from today. Secondly, you can purchase nicotex/quitsure park & suck type nicotine chewing gums to take care of your cigarette craving & substitute them for cigarettes. For smoking & related query, do as I suggested. Afterwards get back to me after 1 week for next plan of action. Good luck.
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My Frnd smoke a lot so is there any solution to leave that habit.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
Ideally you must send a lot of time convincing him to stop the smoking. Of course he will agree sometimes and sometimes he will change his mind. Giving up is difficult but if you highlight the dangers of smoking regularly he may one day decide to quit. Never give up on him. Because of his age and quantity of cigarettes smoked and the length of abuse, he will find is even harder. When quitting, he must take one day at a time. If he looks too far ahead he will get discouraged and will give up. If he sits and counts the number of days he has given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. He must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if he fails one day, he must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. His persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But his 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 him about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and he must remind himself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So he must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for him. In fact it is highly toxic too. He will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. He should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time he feels like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. He 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. He 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 him 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 he has quit smoking. Here?s a piece of very good advice: even if he accidentally/willfully takes a cigarette, it is not the end of the world ? he can start the cessation all over again. He must persevere with the best support until he defeats this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. Everyone who can help him should be involved until he succeeds.
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