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Dr. Zara Sukumar

Gynaecologist, Chennai

Dr. Zara Sukumar Gynaecologist, Chennai
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Dr. Zara Sukumar is a popular Gynaecologist in Mylapore, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Zara Sukumar at Dr. Zara Sukumar@St.Isabel's Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Zara Sukumar on Lybrate.com.

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I menstrual period of 15 days. Since15 days continuously the bleeding goes on? Wt should I prefer to control it. And this is the 1 st time iam facing like this.

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
I menstrual period of 15 days.
Since15 days continuously the bleeding goes on? Wt should I prefer to control it. And ...
It is abnormal to bleed for so many days. We need to stop bleeding by drugs. And then we need to find out the cause of bleeding so that we can treat it effectively to prevent it from causing problems in future.
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What is the symptoms of a woman get pregnant in starting stage, how we know or she know. Pls explain.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
What is the symptoms of a woman get pregnant in starting stage, how we know or she know.
Pls explain.
Most important symptom is missed period. There r other symptoms but all of them appear 2 weeks after the missed period. Those r nausea, vomiting, breast fullness and increased urination. If you have a missed period then you should get urine pregnancy test done at home after 7 days of missed period to confirm it.
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My wife is pregnant of 3 month. And she want orgasm from me. What should I do?

MD Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician,
As long as there are no pregnancy related issues like bleeding or spotting noticed or her doctor has contraindicated, it is alright to have sex in pregnancy.
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My spouse age is 41 years. She is healthy non-diabetic and non-bp. From past 4 months she is getting her periods 5 to 6 days later. Unfortunately this month even after 12 days she is not getting her periods. She does not have stomach pain or any other problem. Kindly suggest the medicine.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My spouse age is 41 years. She is healthy non-diabetic and non-bp. From past 4 months she is getting her periods 5 to...
Hello.... She is moving towards menopause.. May be because of this her periods affect.... Do not worry...... Wait for few days...... If still no periods then consult a doctor or you can consult me also........ Tell her to take calcium supplements....... Good luck......
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This is sailaja age 25, I have vitamin d deficiency later I was diagnosed with pcos and I am suffering from lower back pain can you please suggest me what should I do to overcome all these problems as I need to get married soon. I already took vitamin d supplements and taking homeopathic medication for pcos but no use since 8 months. Thank you.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc Home Science (hons)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ludhiana
This is sailaja age 25, I have vitamin d deficiency later I was diagnosed with pcos and I am suffering from lower bac...
hello u need not worry, u need to do exercise especially surya namaskar as told by Dr. V.Sowmi along with a healthy balanced diet. avoid fried foods, carbonated drinks, sweets and processed foods. take small and regular meals like 3 main meals and 2 side meals. include foods like green tea, lemon water, sprouts, salad veggies like cabbage, onion, tomato, cucumbers, kakri, fruits like papaya, apple, pear. thank u
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I am 24 years olds. I am 1 year married .I have blood sugar but I want a baby please you help me what can I do get my baby.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I am 24 years olds. I am 1 year married .I have blood sugar but I want a baby please you help me what can I do get my...
Patients of Diabetes have many fears pertaining to conception, pregnancy and effects of Diabetes on their newborn children. I would explain some things relating to diabetes and pregnancy to delineate precautions and expectations that a diabetes patient should have at the time of pregnancy. Diabetes has no particular effect on the ability to conceive - diabetics achieve pregnancy just like people without diabetes. But If you have diabetes, keeping your blood glucose as close to normal as possible before and during your pregnancy is important to stay healthy and have a healthy baby. The targets for sugar control that are normally expected without pregnancy are different from the sugar targets which are expected during pregnancy. The high sugar levels are maximally dangerous during the first 3 months of pregnancy because it is during this duration that baby's organ formation happens. Moreover, the choice of medicine that a doctor would make during pregnancy is based on the side effects of medicines and some medicines are generally avoided by doctors in pregnancy. More so, the most natural and easy medicine for Diabetes is INSULIN and any good diabetologist/endocrinologist would be prescribing more insulin during pregnancy than otherwise. I can be reached by anyone through private consults for specific information on their queries!
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She didn't come the periods on the date, its late by 15 days from her periods day. Is she is pregnant?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
She didn't come the periods on the date, its late by 15 days from her periods day. Is she is pregnant?
Yes there is a very good chance that she is pregnant if sex was done in the last month and pill was not taken. You should immediately check her pregnancy with urine pregnancy test kit which can be done at home. And if negative keep repeating it every week till she gets menses.
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Hi doc. meri shadi hue abhi 15 din hua hai aur mujhe bhukh nahi lagta aur jaldi nind bhi nahi aati kya problem hai to koi idea dijiye. Thanks.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hi doc.  meri shadi hue abhi 15 din hua hai aur mujhe bhukh nahi lagta aur jaldi nind bhi nahi aati kya problem hai t...
As marriage is change in your life may be possible ki aap is change n new mahol me adjust nahi hue ho shayad adjust hone me thoda time lag raha hae kuch dino me automatic sab thik ho jaega. Stress mat lo. Take care n enjoy the life.
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I am having warm feeling which comes and goes and lasts for seconds on left leg mostly and sometimes on hands also. Please advise.

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
I am having warm feeling which comes and goes and lasts for seconds on left leg mostly and sometimes on hands also. P...
You have warm feeling problem. I advise you to do meditation for mental strength by doing slow and deep breathing relaxation exercises in the morning. Take proper balanced vegetarian diet. Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water daily. Avoid garlic and red chilly and non veg and eggs.
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I am having pcod. After removing cysts can i have normally or I have to face any other issues.

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I am having pcod. After removing cysts can i have  normally or I have to face any other issues.
Hello, Ovarian drilling, done during laparoscopy, is a procedure in which a laser fibre or electrosurgical needle punctures the ovary 4 to 10 times. This treatment results in a dramatic lowering of male hormones within days and is often performed in women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
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I am suffering white water problem since two months .i think mostly it happens after doing sex and it causes pain in my lower abdomen and stress at back . please help m.

D.E.H.M, B.E.M.S, M.D.(E.H)
Sexologist, Faridabad
I am suffering white water problem since two months .i think mostly it happens after doing sex and it causes pain in ...
Its curable medical condition. But mostly patient tend turn towards modern medicines. But reality is its most effective treatment has been observed in ayurveda. So suggestion is to have herbal treatment along with curing your white discharge problem. It will regulate your physical, mental, menstrual, sexual strength well in proportion. With no fear of any side effects.
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I am 30 years old and married. My wife is pregnant (6 months) and from past 5 months I haven't had sex. My sexual arousing is increasing day by day. I do sometimes masturbation but is it good to have often? What shall I do? Please advise.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
General Physician, Sri Ganganagar
Dear lybrate-user why are not doing sex. Sex is allowed till end of pregnancy. But of course after 4 month donot lye directly on abdomen of your wife. Also masturbation you can do safely 7-10 days interval. No problem. Enjoy your life. Donot woory.
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Please help me to know the name of aborting pills used and easily available in market medical store. And how to use it. And is it necessary to consult with the doctor after taking the medicine. Thank you.

MD Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Ahmedabad
Please do not do selfmedication. You should go to your gynec and get the prescription for the pills. There is a definate system protocol that you need to follow. It can be very dangerous to take this pills by your own.
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Sir. Me and my girlfriend had sex last month. August 10 was her menses date. We semen didn't enter into her vagina, but there may be a chance for rubbing there. She swallowed my semen a lot during sex. Is that the reason for late menses date. Including today ,it became 6th day after date of menses. So did she get pregnant or swallowing semen will delay periods? Help me please.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Sir. Me and my girlfriend had sex last month. August 10 was her menses date. We semen didn't enter into her vagina, b...
Swallowing semen doesn't cause pregnancy but if by any chances even by rubbing semen has entered vagina then it could be better test her urine for pregnancy to confirm the status.
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Last week I got a sonography done as I am not having my periods since 3 months. The reports were normal however it said my uterus wall is heterogeneous. I am worried as to what might be the reason behind this heterogeneous wall of my uterus and how to normalize my periods.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Nanded
Last week I got a sonography done as I am not having my periods since 3 months. The reports were normal however it sa...
Non following of periods paricharya during period days is one of the main cause for irregular early late painful menses avoid heavy work heavy food bathing travelling exercise during period days follow periods paricharya strictly avoid basi food freeze stored food day time sleeping and late night jagaran etc for medications details histroy needed consult privetly for more details and ayurvediy medication.
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5 Tips For Workout Beginners

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
5 Tips For Workout Beginners

1. Start slow


 

Don’t just jump right in and start exercising five days a week -- that’s a recipe for disaster, says john higgins, md, director of exercise physiology at the university of texas health science center in houston. It’s better that you gradually work up to exercising several days per week while you see how your body responds.


 

“Start slow and go slow,” Dr. Higgins said. “the current recommendation is 2-3 days per week, for at least 30 minutes per day. But for someone who is just starting out, we recommend that they start at 1-2 days per week and ramp it up from there.”


 

Tip 2: Know when to stretch


 

Stretching right before a workout may seem like the best thing to do, but you might be putting yourself at risk of injury.


 

“After you warm up, you should stretch your muscles and hold it for about 15 seconds,” higgins said. “you are less likely to injure yourself when you’re stretching if your muscles are already a little warmed up.”


 

Tip 3: Mix it up


 

Whether you’re going for weight loss or bulking up, a mixed regimen of aerobic and strength training is the best way to achieve the body you want. But even within those categories, don’t stick to the same exercises every day, higgins said.


 

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“don’t go running every day,” he said. “it’ll get boring and you’ll get to a point where you don’t enjoy it anymore. Try biking, or the elliptical or whatever you enjoy most. If you like to play basketball or tennis, do that, because you’re more likely to stick to something you enjoy.”


 

In addition, move between the four various types of exercise, which are aerobic, resistance (strength) training, flexibility (which includes yoga) and balance, which is especially important for seniors.


 

Tip 4: Know your weight and the right way to use it


 

Most people are confused the first time they walk into a gym, higgins said, but are afraid of asking for advice. But if that’s you -- get over it.


 

“if you don’t know ask,” he said. “by law, gyms have to have people who can help show you how to work out on the machine, and it can save you from badly injuring yourself.”


 

In addition, many gym newbies go for the heaviest weight they can -- a rookie mistake.


 

“Go on a weight machine and, starting at the lowest weight, pull it down and keep adding on from there. Just keep increasing the weight until you reach a point where you can only do one or you can’t do any. That’s too much”


 

Once you find your maximum weight, two-thirds of that number is where you should start.


 

“You should be able to do about 12 reps,” higgins said. “it should be easy, but it shouldn’t be difficult to the point where you’re straining.”


 

Finally, once you have a weight you’re comfortable with, don’t get too eager to increase it.


 

“You should not increase it more than 10 percent in a week,” higgins said. “if you do, your risk of injury increases exponentially.”


 

Tip 5: Know when to take a break


 

When people start out, they are often overzealous and try to get to the gym every day, higgins said. However, by not letting your body rest, you can be doing much more harm than good.


 

“If you don’t give your body time to heal and repair itself, your performance will go down and you’ll get into a vicious cycle where you never fully recover,” he said.


 

And if you’re sore after a workout, that’s good -- unless it hurts too much.


 

“It is normal to have pain and soreness after exercise,” higgins said. “don’t run to take a painkiller, because that can mask pain and cause you to do real damage to your body. Let yourself recover naturally.”

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I m 36 yrs old married lady wanting to plan for a baby early next year. Some one suggested to go for rubella vaccination before getting pregnant. Wanted to know about it.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
I m 36 yrs old married lady wanting to plan for a baby early next year. Some one suggested to go for rubella vaccinat...
please do a blood test first to check your immune status to Rubella. This includes a IgG and IgM antibody. If negative you need to be vaccinated
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7 Healthy Habits That Keep Your Immune System Strong

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
7 Healthy Habits That Keep Your Immune System Strong

Over time, we have caused tremendous harm to our immune system. Day in and day out, we have potentially risked our lives by being so casual with our health choices. But still, is it possible to leverage some of this burden and thus make our immune system stronger? What if we incorporate some healthy habits into our daily regime? What if we improvise on our diet? Take certain additional vitamin supplements perhaps? Make other lifestyle changes in the hope of achieving a near-perfect immune system?

What exactly is the Immune System?

The immune system in layman language can be considered as a protective cover of the human health system. We are surrounded by millions of pathogens (disease causing germs) that have the ability to enter into the body and cause damage to it. Here comes in the importance of the immune system, the body’s natural shield against these pathogens.

How can you boost your Immunity?

You definitely cannot evade all the pathogens and get a top-notch, impeccable immune system, but you can at least try and listen to what your body has to say, and take steps accordingly.

The first and foremost protective measure can be to follow certain general good-health guidelines.

  1. Do not smoke. There can be no compromise on this issue. Smoking or consuming tobacco in any form brings about a host of health complications; the most pronounced of them all is probably cancer. Smoking, in more ways than one, can spell real trouble for your immune system. So better cut down on your puffs or gear up to face the various medical banes of smoking.

  2. Eat a diet which is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low in saturated fat. Some examples may include citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables such as spinach or lettuce, yoghurt, almonds, lean meat. Sipping on green tea thrice a day is a wise choice in this regard. These measures not only strengthen the immune system but also enhance the Immune System.

  3. Drink plenty of water. Water keeps the body hydrated, the ultimate prerequisite for a strong immune system. It helps to flush out all the toxins and ensures that the cells get the optimum levels of oxygen. Drinking a glass of lukewarm water mixed with honey and lemon on an empty stomach after getting up in the morning can prove to be one of the best health choices that you can make for your body.

  4. If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation. Excessive alcohol consumption causes dehydration and it can deprive your body of the valuable immunity boosting nutrients. It also impairs the body’s ability to fight off germs and infections.

  5. Get adequate sleep. One reason behind stressing on the need to get adequate sleep is because it’s so closely linked to the immune system. While you sleep, the body secretes certain hormones and substances which help better fight infections and diseases. This makes these hormones so vital and indispensable at the same time. So now you know what wonders can those 8 hours of sleep do to you.

  6. Exercise Regularly. If you're looking for a safe and smart way to boost your immunity, regular exercise is the answer to it. But we are not talking about being an ardent, hard-core gym-junkie; rather exercising in moderate amounts would suffice. Cardiovascular exercises such as walking or swimming, performed 30-45 minutes a day, can prove to be very beneficial.

Including good hygiene habits in your daily routine, such as washing your hands properly, bathing and brushing your teeth daily, etc. can be useful as well. Good sanitary habits can be the most basic way to ward off infections at the germination stage. Keep a hand sanitizer with you all the time. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Ayurvedic Remedies for Acidity

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Piles Treatment , MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Ayurvedic Remedies for Acidity

The acids help the body dissolve the food particles and also break it down to more basic elements. However, when the body produces too much acid, it causes acid reflux which can cause discomfort. Too much acid within the body, which is also known as hyperacidity, can be caused by a multitude of factors.

Known and effective Ayurvedic cures: Ayurveda considers acidity to be a 'Pitta' problem and it can be corrected by following certain simple steps. There are other food ingredients which are also used as remedial tools. Let's have a look at some of the dos and don'ts of Ayurvedic remedies for acidity.

Don'ts for acidity according to Ayurveda:

1. Limit junk food and other foods, which are very heavy in fats and processed items: Most processed foods and junk food usually made in stores contain unhealthy fats. The stomach needs to produce more acid in order to digest them and thus may end up causing acidity.

2. Stop excessive consumption of tea, coffee: Stop consumption of caffeinated beverages such as tea, coffee and other caffeine injected drinks which may encourage the production of more stomach acids.

3. Stop the consumption of alcohol and cooperates: Apart from being generally bad for health as both of these are known contributors of cancers, they can even affect smaller day to day functions and can lead to acidity.

4. Don't consume foods which are high in acidic content: If you tend to like food which is very high in acidic content, it is advisable to limit its consumption. Some examples of this are:

  1. Vinegar
  2. Curds
  3. Pickles
  4. Tamarinds
  5. Sour citrus fruits
  6. Salty fried foods

Dos for acidity according to Ayurveda:
There are multiple solutions for acidity in Ayurveda which have been known cures for generations. Let's take a look at some of these.

  1. Do have meals on time: It is best to not skip meals as this can cause the acidity levels within the stomach to rise if it doesn't have any food to digest. It is especially harmful to skip breakfast and then have a heavy lunch to compensate.
  2. Do have amla or Indian gooseberry: This is a very effective weapon against acidity and chewing a few morsels will easily cure the problems in your stomach.
  3. Pomegranate Juice: Very small quantities of Pomegranate juice on a daily basis will be very beneficial for a bad case of acid reflux.
  4. Coconut water: Drink coconut water as it is known to have properties to neutralize the stomach acids.
  5. Aniseed: Also known as saunf, you can chew them raw and slowly swallow with water for quick relief from acidity.
  6. Jeera: Jeera consumed with warm ghee and then mixed with rice tends to be very good for acidity as well. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a ayurveda and ask a free question.
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