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Dt. Saroja Raghavan

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chennai

Dt. Saroja Raghavan Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chennai
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Dt. Saroja Raghavan is a renowned Dietitian/Nutritionist in Gopala Puram, Chennai. She is currently practising at Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre in Gopala Puram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dt. Saroja Raghavan on Lybrate.com.

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I am 24 years old. I dwell at kolkata. Recently I am suffering from severe hair loss. It's getting thin and my scalp is getting more oily day after day but I don't have any genetic disorder. Can you prescribe any meds for permanent remedy of this problem.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mohali
I am 24 years old. I dwell at kolkata. Recently I am suffering from severe hair loss. It's getting thin and my scalp ...
Hi, You are required healthy diet Vitamin B-Complex: This is required to help the hemoglobin supply oxygen to the scalp and hair follicles. Zink , copper , iron , vitamin c ,protein like green vegetables, milk and milk products, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids citrus fruits, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, Dried fruit, such as raisins and apricots. Iron-fortified cereals, breads and pastas.
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I have slipped disc in L3 L4 and L4 L5. I can do all my activities in the normal way but Dr. advised me not to bent from front. I want to lose weight can I do cycling in the gym? Please advise.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have slipped disc in L3 L4 and L4 L5. I can do all my activities in the normal way but Dr. advised me not to bent f...
Hello, Homoeopathy has the best answer for your query.you can lose weight with the help of homoeopathic medicines, without any side effects. This involves correction your metabolism. 1. Take phytolacca berry tablets (wsi), 2 tablets with warm water, three times a day, half an hour before meals. 2. fatoline drops from Haslab, 15 drops + 1/2 cup of warm water, twice a day. 3. Take 1 glass of luke warm water with lemon juice and honey in the morning for 15 days in a month. 4.Take 1 cup of green tea in the eveninng daily. 5. Cycling is not allowed to you , so plz avoid it. 8.Eat good quantity of green vegetables, salad and fruits.
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I am a skinny girl. With intake of milk, banana, nuts, etc. I have hardly gained 3 kilos. Now my body structure is bit better but my face is very skinny especially cheek area. So I want to gain more weight but especially face fat. So suggestions for both please.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am a skinny girl. With intake of milk, banana, nuts, etc. I have hardly gained 3 kilos. Now my body structure is bi...
Facial yoga is the best way to get chubby cheeks and lift sagging skin. It helps produce collagen and elastin, both of which make your skin firm and help to plump up, lift and augment hollow cheeks. Place both forefingers in line with the flare of your nostrils just under the apex of your cheekbones. Make small, firm outward circles in the cheek depression for 1 to 2 minutes. Next, place both forefingers on either side of your nose on the smile furrows, about ½ inch from the outer corners of your lips. Do small, outward circles with your fingertips for 1 to 2 minutes. Finally, place both forefingers on the hinges of your jaw. Make small, firm upward circles in this depression for 1 to 2 minutes. Repeat this complete facial yoga routine a few times a day. You can also do facial exercises such as cheek presses and cheek lifts to tone your cheek muscles.
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My aunt is 50 years old most of the time she have low body temperature so please give some tips regarding this.

MBBS
General Physician, Allahabad
To improve the low body temperature use dietary supplements and give her almonds and walnuts after breakfast and boil milk with dried dates 4-5 in number till the milk is half then eat the dates and drink the milk if you can get pure saffron add to the milk while boiling but not more than 3-4 threads of it. After 15 days let me know response
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Doctor how can I get more power to work? When I work. Then I feel so tiered. To do any short work. I feel bour. What I ll do?

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
HI Lybrate USER…. 1) avoid oily, spicy, junk, fermented and stale foods…. 2) sleep upto 10-10.30 pm…. 3) avoid coffee and tea…. A) Eat 30-40 black currants and 1 tsf of jiggery during meals…B) Take 200 ml of fresh butter milk with pinch of saindhav lavan after meals…C) take 30 ml of aamla juice along with 15 ml of honey I morning on empty stomach…do all these things for 15 days…gives you good result…THANKS.
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My body not according to my age. I am very thin. Mussels are not growing. I can't do physical work.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
My body not according to my age. I am very thin. Mussels are not growing. I can't do physical work.
i suggest you easy method of weight gain just follow it for year you will gain weigh defiantly 1. start exercise regularly for 3 month and then after 3 month leave it for 3 month at the time of exercise your diet will increase but same diet continue after 3 month when you stop exercise so thats why your weight will increase automatically now we discus about diet 2.take dates with milk in the morning breakfast 3.triphala kadha 4 tsp beore lunch and dinner 4.amala juice 4 tsp + 2tsp sugar + 2tsp honey in the morning empty stomach this take for 1.5 month only your weight gain will take definitely note=avoid over eating ......
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My wife got urine problem it occurs within 5 min can't control her no blood pressure no sugar I have checked what should I do or which doctor consult either MD or urologist her age is 37 and weigh t is 99 kg.

Masters in Applied Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
My wife got urine problem it occurs within 5 min can't control her no blood pressure no sugar I have checked what sho...
Hello please check with a physician. Meanwhile ask her to drink cranberries juice. It helps with urinary tract infection.
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I shifted to new city where except study is nothing. I got a big gain in my weight. I wabt a solution of losing weight.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I shifted to new city where except study is nothing. I got a big gain in my weight. I wabt a solution of losing weight.
You need to have diet plan based on your BMI & activities. Whatever we eat is metabolised by the body for the energy needed to do daily work and the excess is stored as fat. Abdomen is the first place to gain weight and last to disappear. In brief, Weight reduction can be achieved only by reducing the intake of food 1/3 of what you take now. And by appropriate exercise plans for each part like belly, thighs, legs / chest etc. to burn off fat. Some tips 1) Drink three or four cups of water whenever you feel hungry and just before eating food 2) Take boiled or raw vegetable like cucumber, carrot etc. as half of your diet. Then take 1/2 of your total diet as sprouted pulses / proteinaceous food like roti, cooked pulses and remaining with rice or other carbohydrates. Oil or ghee etc. should be just bare minimum. And do aerobic exercises, running, jogging or at least walking briskly 3-5 KMs and swimming if possible, and in a gym if feasible. The most important is to burn off the energy intake by exercises. There is no short cut or medicines without exercise & dieting to take just as mush food as needed for your activities. The food we eat is utilised for our energy needs and the remaining will be stored as fat which leads to obesity. It is better to do some tests. A DIET CHART Timing Foods To Eat Calories Early Morning Lukewarm Water with Lemon 1 glass 0 Tea without Sugar + 2 Biscuits 90 Breakfast 2 Rotis + 1/2 cup Paneer Curry 330 OR Brown Bread Upma 1 plate + Milk 1 cup 300 Mid-Morning 1 Banana/1/2 cup Melon/20 Grapes 50 Lunch Brown Rice 1 cup (195 gm) + Mixed Vegetables 1/2 cup + Salad 1 bowl + Raita 1 small bowl 345 Evening Butter Milk 1 cup 35 Dinner 2 Rotis + Vegetable Soup 1 bowl + Salad 1 bowl 370 Total 1220/1190 Cal
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I'm becoming thin even after eating nutritious food too. What do I do to become fat in a month?

Certification in Diabetes Educators Program, Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I'm becoming thin even after eating nutritious food too. What do I do to become fat in a month?
Weight gain is muscle gain and not fat gain. In your condition your energy requirement is very high so whatever you eat is used as a source of energy and you do not make muscle. To gain muscles you will have to eat at least 6 meals (high calorie) in a day at a regular interval with a proper ratio of proteins and carbohydrates. Proteins will help you gain body mass while carbohydrates will help you give energy. Protein foods are eggs, fish, chicken, milk and milk products, meat and dals. Carbohydrate foods are roti and rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes. You have to eat vegetables and fruits and use healthy and good fats for cooking like ghee, cold pressed mustrad or til oil. You will also have to do some weight training exercise to help you build mass into the body. Also drink enough water to keep you hydrated.
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I am suffering from diabetes from 3 months, I have consulted a doctor also but there is no use, so please give a suggestion to cure diabetes.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I am suffering from diabetes from 3 months, I have consulted a doctor also but there is no use, so please give a sugg...
Bitter gourd, also known as bitter melon, can be helpful for controlling diabetes due to its blood glucose lowering effects. It tends to influence the glucose metabolism all over your body rather than a particular organ or tissue. It helps increase pancreatic insulin secretion and prevents insulin resistance. Thus, bitter gourd is beneficial for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. However, it cannot be used to entirely replace insulin treatment. Drink some bitter gourd juice on an empty stomach each morning. First remove the seeds of two to three bitter gourds and use a juicer to extract the juice. Add some water and then drink it. Follow this treatment daily in the morning for at least two months. Also, you can include one dish made of bitter gourd daily in your diet. For further queries get back to me.
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My cousin is really bothered about his physique. He is 23 but looks like 16-17 years old boy. He was excellent during his school academically but he was hardly seen active in physical activity so I don't know what was the problem but his height is too not very well 5'5 and he tried his best but he is not looking mature guy I mean like grown-up guy by physique and he so often feel sick. He always use to have pils for something. Immunity is not strong. Consistently comparing himself with others led him to depression mode (i say depression cause he rarely laugh). Suggest something for him may be I can help him.

Masters Of Science In Dietetics And Food Service Management Msc. (DFSM), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), Advanced Clinical Nutrition Program, Post Graduate Diploma In Clinical Nutrition And Dietetics PGD, Bachelors Degree In Applied Nutrition Bhsc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My cousin is really bothered about his physique. He is 23 but looks like 16-17 years old boy. He was excellent during...
Hello, boys gain height upto the age of 21 years and it is more dependent upon physical activity, diet and genetics. Weight gain is the result of well balanced diet, physical activity for 30-40 mins 3-4 days/week preferably weight training and rest of 8-10 hours. All foods included in your diet should be power packed i. E giving you many nutrients and calories, also it should be high on proteins so as to help you in gaining muscle mass for better health and immunity. Examples-banana/mango/chickoo milkshakes with honey and nuts, paneer stuffed sandwiches/parathas, chikkis of peanuts/chana to be stocked with you as this can be conveniently had anywhere, dryfruits and mixed nuts. Overeating would harm more than help as it would lead to burning excess calories to use the food eaten leading to wastage of energy and in the bargain you might lose weight.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Staying Hydrated During Exercise

Staying hydrated during exercise is one of the most important things you can do for your body. Not only do you have more energy when you're hydrated, your performance improves and your workouts feel better. If your body is short on fluids, performance suffers, you get tired faster and, in some circumstances, you can end up with cramps, heat exhaustion or other problems that may sideline you from exercise.

Exercise and Fluid Replacement Guidelines

The guidelines for fluid replacement have changed over the years as we've learned more about the body and how important water is to our health.

Each of us will have individual requirements when it comes to fluid replacement. We exercise differently, sweat differently and workout in different climates and environments but, guidelines, set out by the American College of Sports Medicine, can help you figure out how to stay hydrated:

Hydration Tips For Runners

Drink about 17 ounces of fluid 2 to 3 hours before exercise.
Drink about 8 to 10 ounces of water 10 to 20 minutes before exercise.
Drink about 8 to 10 ounces of water every 15 minutes or so during your workout. You may find sipping water throughout your workout works as well.
If you exercise for more than an hour, consider a sports drink. Learn more about the the best sports drinks
Continue drinking water after your workout to replace any fluids lost.
The Symptoms of Dehydration

Dehydration can lead to a number of problems when you're exercising including dizziness, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, heat exhaustion or, extreme cases, heat stroke. These symptoms may be a sign you're dehydrated:

Headache
Feeling dizzy or lightheaded
Very dark urine (when you're properly hydrated, your urine is light or clear)
An inability to urinate
Dry mouth
If you do experience these symptoms, stop what you're doing and consider drinking a sports drink to help balance out your electrolytes.

The Symptoms of Hyponatremia

Some of us get so worried about dehydration, we end up drinking a little too much water, which can lead to water intoxication.

This happens when you lose too much salt through sweating, and, though you're replacing your fluids with water, you're not replacing the salt you've lost. While this is rare, it can be serious, leading to seizures, a coma or, in extreme cases, death. Some symptoms to watch out for include:

Muscle cramps
Nausea
Disorientation
Confusion and slurred speech
You can treat hyponatremia by eating salty foods or drinking a sports drink that contains sodium.



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. I am very fat. I love to eat food. Whenever I get chance I eat all the foot. Please help me!

Masters in Dietetics and Food Service Management -, B.Sc.- Dietitics / Nutrition -, Reebok Instructor Course
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
. I am very fat. I love to eat food. Whenever I get chance I eat all the foot. Please help me!
Of course if you eat all the food, you i'll be fat. You need control your portions and make sure you eat till your stomach is little empty. Eat small meals regularly and go for exercise daily. This will help to control your appetite.
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I am 26 years old man my problem is, Mera pet nikal gaya hai aise kam karne Ka solution please bataye.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
I am 26 years old man my problem is, Mera pet nikal gaya hai aise kam karne Ka solution please bataye.
1. Mix three teaspoons of lemon juice, one teaspoon of honey, and one-half teaspoon of black pepper powder in one glass of water. 2. Drink it in the morning on an empty stomach. 3. Do this daily for at least three months. 4. Drink mint tea or make a paste of green mint with some simple spices and eat during meals. 5. Eat vegetables such as bitter gourd and drumsticks to control obesity.
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I have a deal job and in the last 2 years, my weight has gone up from 75kgs to 75kgs. I want to lose weight. Please help.

MD - Alternate Medicine, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mohali
I have a deal job and in the last 2 years, my weight has gone up from 75kgs to 75kgs. I want to lose weight. Please h...
You can follow some tips in daily routine. 1. After every meal, drink 1 cup boiling water with spoon sip by sip. After half an hour you have taken meal do this daily. 2. Try to avoid eating heavy food after 7 pm. As it takes time to digest heavy food. 3. Drink 1 glass water half an hour before meal. 4. Try to do some exercise. Yoga and meditation are very good in losing weight and maintaining it also. Yoga asanas you can do - manduk asana - sarwang asana - setubal asana - pawan mukht asana pranayama -anulom vilom -deep breathing - kapal bhati other exercises -crunches -cycling -leg rotation
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How can loos weigh. I m 25 years old and having 89 k weight want to torn my body and get shape.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
How can loos weigh. I m 25 years old and having 89 k weight want to torn my body and get shape.
First of all try to loose you weight upto 75 kg and after that we will start muscle tone diet and exercises. Our Daily energy requirements for proper functioning of our body is 1600-2200 K cal of Energy if we want to remain fit and healthy.But there is a misconception that weight is reduced by dieting.But weight is not reduced by only skipping our meals or prohibition from sugars but until we are not aware what are our body energy requirements ,it will be difficult to loose weight.If we restrict ourself from taking daily diet to 1100-1200 Kcalories ,and increases our workouts,only then we can think about reducing our weight and for that we must obtain proper knowledge of exact energy levels in a particular dish we are eating,only then we can achieve our target of reducing weight by means of simple mathematical calculation. Diet Plan for Weight Loss (1200 calories) Food Item Amount Calories (kcal) Protein (g) Early Morning Lukewarm water with lemon 1 cup Tea (without sugar) 1 cup 35Kcal 4g Marie biscuits 2 56 Kcal Breakfast Skimmed milk with sugar 1 glass 90 Kcal 8g Brown bread upma 1 plate 205 Kcal 6g OR Besan Chilla 2 290 Kcal 12g Mid-Morning Fruit salad 1 small bowl 40 Kcal Lunch Veg Khichdi 1 medium bowl 202.5 Kcal 9.5g Veg raita 1 small bowl 75 Kcal 3.5g Mix veg salad 1 bowl 30 Kcal 2g Evening Tea (without sugar) 1 cup 35 Kcal 4g Wheat rusk 2 120 Kcal 6g Dinner Missi roti (without oil) 2 200 Kcal 6g Mix veg 1 medium bowl 95 Kcal 4g Curd 1 small bowl 30 Kcal 1.5g Total 1213 kcal 54.5 g Homoeopathic medicine BTRIM DROPS ( SBL) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily PHYTOLACCA BERRY 3X ( Wilmar Schwabe india) Chew 2 tab twice daily 20 minutes before meals Green tea in evening Early morning lime water in half spoon honey in one glass hot water Report after 2 months
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I drink 1 litre of water in 1hour. In these time for every 15 min I will go to bathroom. Does it indicates any disease?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik
I drink 1 litre of water in 1hour. In these time for every 15 min I will go to bathroom. Does it indicates any disease?
HELLO SUNNY, 1 litre per hr is alot intake . human body doesn't need that much water. human body need avg.3-4 litre water in a day . by drinking large amount of water your increasing workload of kidney & liver. this may harm . when u feel thirsty then only drink water. always drink water by lips
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I am 27 year old. I am very slim. I want to increase my weight. So what should I do? Also I want to build up my body.

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
I am 27 year old. I am very slim. I want to increase my weight. So what should I do? Also I want to build up my body.
Symptoms to look for: ? Being underweight can lead to: o Bone loss o Heart problems o Infertility o Lack of nutrition o Anaemia o Weak immune system o Frequent bouts of illness Causes: ? Excessive physical activity ? Skipping meals ? Fasting ? Emotional stress ? Genetic factors ? Hyper-active thyroid leading to frequent bowel movement ? Inability to absorb food causing loss of fat Natural home remedy using figs and raisins: 1. Take 6 dried figs 2. Take 30 g raisins 3. Soak both in water overnight 4. Eat in 2 doses through the next day For weight gain 100% safe and natural medicines available, in 1 month 4-5 kg increases without any side effects for medicines consult privately and trial pack for 1 month ..and only 3 months course.
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How to loss my hips fat, I have hips weight problem, what medicine I use to loss my hips fat. I am so tired. please help me.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
How to loss my hips fat, I have hips weight problem, what medicine I use to loss my hips fat.
I am so tired. please h...
How to lose fat from hips and thighs Dietary changes – •Check the oil that you are using. Vegetable-based and olive oils are good for you. Cut down on ghee, butter, cheese, paneer and margarine. •Limit your carb intake. Restrict yourself while eating potatoes, white rice, sago, pasta and other products made of refined flours. •Use only skimmed milk and skimmed milk curd. •Give up on all the fried foods until you get that shape. Nothing will come easily. Avoid fries, pakodas, samosa, fried momos, chips, and other fried snacks. •Increase your fibre intake. Eat whole cereals, oats, broken wheat / daliya, brown rice, brown breads, fruits with skin and a lot of green veggies. If possible mix bran into your flour. •If you are a non-vegetarian and enjoy fish, you will love this diet. Eat fish upto 4 times a week. Bake it, grill it but don’t fry it. You can have other lean meats up to 2 times in a week. And egg whites for breakfast are a good idea. •2 tsp of Triphala churn, along with ginger water is excellent way to help you liver to break down fats speedily and effectively. •Cut the intake of wheat. Extra carbs always end of on hips and thighs. Include other cereals like jowar, bajra, and mix these flours with horse gram flour and soya flour. •Go very light with your dinners. A plate full of salad made out of veggies, sprouts, fruits along with soups will help. Fill in with a very small portion of brown rice or daliya. In short have a fiber and protein rich dinner and go low on carbs. Eat dinner around 7.30 pm and having a small walk after it will only add up to your goal. •Consume as much of water as you can and eat different varieties of melons for better results. How to lose fat from hips and thighs through exercise •Walking is the best exercise for your hips and thighs. Walking up to 4 km per day will make your goal appear closer and closer. •If I ask you, “how to lose fat from hips and thighs”? You would probably answer cross trainer or the cycle at gym. Frankly you are not helping yourself if you are doing these to lose fat from hips and thighs. These exercises will only help you in tightening your muscles and then bulking them up. •If you have been walking already, but don’t see much result, then you might need to increase the distance by a km and the intensity of walks from the 30thminute onwards. Also check your diet to ensure you are following the tips above. •Lunges and squats will help you too. Remember to check your posture while you do these exercises. Wrong posture can cause pain. •Running and jogging, hiking and trekking will help you too. Now that you know how to lose fat from hips and thighs all you need to do is tailor the above given tips to suit your plan. You could slowly increase your exercise and go easy with the diets. You may also want to read.
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I am suffering fever and am not able to develop my body is there any tips to get develop my body.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
I am suffering fever and am not able to develop my body is there any tips to get develop my body.
Bagels and crackers are made from whole wheat; sesame and bran that add some kilos to your body. Besides, they also provide necessary carbohydrates. You can use jams, peanut butter, margarine or honey to eat loads of calories and proteins. They will increase a significant amount of weight.
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