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Santosham Chest Hospital

Multi-speciality Hospital (General Surgeon, Pulmonologist & more)

70, Old Number 155, Egmore High Road. Landmark : Opposite To Presidency Girls Higher Secondary School Chennai
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Santosham Chest Hospital Multi-speciality Hospital (General Surgeon, Pulmonologist & more) 70, Old Number 155, Egmore High Road. Landmark : Opposite To Presidency Girls Higher Secondary School Chennai
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Santosham Chest Hospital is known for housing experienced Pulmonologists. Dr. Ravi T Santosham, a well-reputed Pulmonologist, practices in Chennai. Visit this medical health centre for Pulmonologists recommended by 71 patients.

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Egmore Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600008
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Dr. Ravi T Santosham

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, Fellowship in Pulmonology
Pulmonologist
45 Years experience
1000 at clinic
Available today
09:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Dr. J.D. Roy Santosham

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, Diploma in Medical Radio-Diagnosis
Radiologist
40 Years experience
1000 at clinic
Available today
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Dr. Sangita Santosham

M.Sc - Psychology, M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, MA - Applied Behavioural Science
Psychologist
14 Years experience
500 at clinic
Available today
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Dr. Rajan Santhosam

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Thoracic Surgery
General Surgeon
47 Years experience
Available today
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dr. Roshan D.M. Santhosham

MBBS, DAA - Diploma in Allergy Asthma and Immunology, MD - Pulmonary Medicine
General Physician
9 Years experience

Dr. Rajiv Santhosham

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery
General Surgeon
16 Years experience
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08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Urinary Tract Infection - Is There A Way You Can Prevent It From Affecting You?

MCh, MS - Urology
Urologist, Surat
Urinary Tract Infection - Is There A Way You Can Prevent It From Affecting You?

The urinary tract starts from the kidneys to the urethra where urine is passed out. Given the rich concentration of minerals and toxic wastes, it is highly prone to multiple infections. UTI, as urinary tract infections are often referred to, is one of the most common infections. In women, especially, every 1 in 2 women is affected by an UTI. Whichever part of the tract is affected, the symptoms and treatment are mostly the same. Read on to know some of the most common symptoms and treatment options for these.

Symptoms

  1. A burning sensation with urination
  2. Pain with urination
  3. Burning sensation or pain in the urethra or vagina
  4. Frequent urge to urinate, though not much urine is passed out
  5. Sense of incomplete emptying of the bladder
  6. Pain in the lower back on the sides of the spine
  7. Change in the urine characteristics color, smell, or appearance
  8. Fever or chills, maybe associated with shivering, nausea and vomiting

Causes

Most urinary tract infections are bacterial in nature, and these could find their way into the body through multiple ways.

  1. The most common is through the urethra, which could happen due to unclean toilet habits.
  2. Women especially are advised to wipe the urethra after each toilet visit. The bacteria from the feces can also enter the urethra due to close proximity
  3. Use of unclean public toilets is another reason for UTIs

Tests

Though most often UTI does not require specific testing, the following are useful in confirming the diagnosis.

  1. Culture and sensitivity: The urine is sent for a culture to identify the exact organism that has caused the infection. It also helps identify the right antibiotic which will help bring the infection under control.

Treatment:

UTIs are very common infections and though there is nothing to worry, it should be cleared completely.

  1. Antibiotic course to get rid of the infection. Though you begin to feel better, the complete course should be completed to clear the infection.
  2. Following culture testing to ensure the infection is cleared
  3. Improve water intake to get rid of the toxins
  4. Fever and pain to be controlled with medications
  5. Healthy hygiene habits to ensure clearing of infection

Prevention:

Recurrent UTIs is a common problem, and the following can help prevent.

  1. Ensure complete emptying of the bladder
  2. Drink adequate water
  3. Safe toilet habits, including before and after sex
  4. Comfortable and clean underwear to prevent infection

Want To Boost Your Sex Life? Here's How These Remedies Can Help!

BHMS
Sexologist, Bhiwadi
Want To Boost Your Sex Life? Here's How These Remedies Can Help!

Each and every man wants to increase his libido and sex drive to give a better performance and give a satisfying experience to his partner. But various factors such as stress, depression and hormonal imbalance can lead to a lack of desire for lovemaking. These factors can also affect fertility in the future, and it is important to understand what alters fertility and the causes of infertility to solve this problem. The good news is, libido and sex drive can be enhanced by a wide range of natural Viagra foods, and there is no need to depend on Viagra or other male enhancement pills because of latest Ayurveda Viagra.

How could homeopathic remedies help you?

Homeopathy is considered as very effective and safe mode of treatment which does not have any side effects on the body like other medicines. In homeopathy, it works from the root of the problem, cure the problem so that, there won't be any scope of it to happen again. 

Sexual function is a complex interaction involving a number of neurotransmitters and hormones, and you are turned on only when there is a balance between inhibitory and excitatory pathways in the brain.

Premature Ejaculation is associated with several factors such as erectile dysfunction, stress, anxiety, relationship problems and some biological causes. The homeopathic medicines are very effective and work from the basic level of the problem and cure it, right from the roots.

The homeopathic medicines are very easy to take and the person does not become habitual of it. Homeopathic medicines to increase sex time do not have any harmful effects on the male reproductive system. There are several medicines in the homeopathy to avoid premature ejaculation and give you some extra time in bed with your partner.  

Homeopathy works by stimulating the body’s own healing system. Your homeopath will prescribe medicines only after a thorough evaluation of your case to find out the cause and extent of your loss of libido. They will definitely ask you questions regarding your intimacy with your partner. For example, they may ask you questions like ‘Do you feel lazy to initiate sex?’ or ‘How’s your relationship with your partner?’ or even ‘Does your partner work hard to arouse you?’

You may have to get tests done to rule out diseases such as diabetes, thyroid, or hormonal imbalance. Significant loss of erection in men and neurological symptoms in women need further investigations.
Low sex drive can be present even without underlying diseases. Homeopathy can treat such cases also.

How soon can you expect to see results?

Prescribing a homeopathic remedy for your low libido can take a little more time than prescribing treatment in allopathy. This is because the remedy you are given has to match the symptoms you experience and your state of mind.

Since homeopathic prescriptions are individualized, you need to ask your homeopath as to when you can expect to see results. However, once relief is felt you should stop taking them. And if you don’t feel relief over a certain period of time, that means, you are probably taking the wrong homeopathic remedy.

Some tips and tricks:

  1. Talk openly with your partner about your sexual dysfunction 
  2. Daily exercise is helpful to increase sexual drive
  3. Try to keep your body free from obesity 
  4. Take a balanced diet filled with plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit 
  5. Learn to relax and de-stress by meditating 
  6. Stop smoking 
  7. Alcohol has bad affects to sexual function and desire 
  8. Try to reduce the drinking of alcohol 
  9. Avoid illegal and powerful sexual drugs 

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) - Common Signs That You Are Suffering From It!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) - Common Signs That You Are Suffering From It!

Body dysmorphic disorder or body dysmorphia is categorized as a mental disorder which affects your mind, making you constantly think and worry about one or more conjured defects or flaws in your appearance. These flaws, to others, may seem minor and unnoticeable, even unobservable, but it affects you and makes you ashamed, less confident and forces you to stay away from any social interaction.

Body dysmorphia makes you obsess over your appearances intensely and the image of your body that you want to portray. You tend to repeatedly check the mirror and groom yourself constantly as a way to seek reassurance from your peers and yourself, often a number of times a day. This kind of obsession causes you distress and impacts the normalcy of everyday life.

Many affected individuals seek the help of cosmetic surgeries to try to make themselves perfect. However, this may give a temporary sense of satisfaction, but they are soon back to square one and are prepared to go under the knife again to fix something minute that may arise.

Signs and Symptoms of BDD

  1. An individual’s extreme preoccupation with any conjured flaws in their appearance that is completely minute and unobservable to others.
  2. Possession of a strong belief that the individual has a defect in his/her appearance and it makes him/her ugly or deformed.
  3. An irrational belief that other people take too much notice of your appearance and they mock you for it.
  4. Constantly engaged in actions to hide the so-called perceived flaw that oftentimes become involuntary and in front of other people as well. Like looking for a mirror everywhere and applying makeup or grooming items even though it is not required at that moment.
  5. Using makeup, clothes and styling accessories to hide perceived flaws.
  6. A tendency to compare one’s own appearance with others, often in a negative way.
  7. Asking others and seeking reassurance from them about one’s appearance.
  8. Possessing a tendency to try to look perfect or to look the way others perceive as perfect.
  9. Availing the help of cosmetic surgeries to look “good”. But getting little satisfaction from it.
  10. Avoiding any kind of social contact and situations.
  11. Disruption of social life and everyday life caused due to extreme preoccupation with appearance.

Affected individuals have a tendency to obsess over a change in the body. Body changes are natural, but a body dysmorphic individual will make a huge deal of it. These body parts will include:

  1. Face, nose, complexion, wrinkles, acne and other blemishes
  2. Hair appearances such as color, thinning and baldness
  3. Skin composure, tone, and the appearances of veins
  4. Size of the breasts
  5. Muscle structure and body tone
  6. Belly and abdomen region
  7. Genitalia


 

Surgical Treatment For Pain And Lumps In Breasts Of Women!

MBBS, MS
General Surgeon, Faridabad
Surgical Treatment For Pain And Lumps In Breasts Of Women!

The incidence of pain and lumps in the breast is on the rise. Breast cancer has grown in incidence over the years. More women are getting diagnosed with it, and the age at which they are being diagnosed has reduced too. Therefore, preventative checks and screenings have gone up significantly. The number of women diagnosed with small lumps has gone up drastically. The good thing is that since these are diagnosed in the early stages, the treatment is simpler and the prognosis far better than women who get diagnosed much later in life.

In a majority of cases, once a lump is identified the most preferred treatment is removal. This is known as lumpectomy. However, before a final decision is made to remove the lump, there are certain tests that are run by the doctor to confirm the diagnosis and extent of spread.

  1. A thorough breast exam to identify if this is an isolated lump or if there are more lumps in either breast. The exact shape and size of the lump also need to be identified so that treatment can be planned accordingly.
  2. Imaging to see if the lymph nodes have been involved. In most cases, there could be spread to the lymph nodes in the armpits which also need to be removed if required. If the lump is too big or too many in number, then a mastectomy may be required instead of a lumpectomy. This requires removal of the entire breast tissue on one or both sides (rarely) along with involved lymph nodes.

Pre-surgery: Once the diagnosis is confirmed, then the doctor will plan treatment. Prior to the surgery,

  • Talk to your doctor about your other medical conditions and medications and allergies, if any
  • Gynecologic history is very important to be discussed in detail
  • Blood thinners have to be stopped prior to the surgery
  • Post-surgery care needs to be planned, including a caretaker for a few days and postop care

During surgery:

  • Lumpectomy or mastectomy is often done under general anaesthesia
  • This requires hospitalization and carries the risks associated with anaesthesia
  • The outlined breast tissue or complete breast and surrounding lymph nodes will be removed. The area will be closed using sutures and bandaged

Post-surgery:

  • The wound needs to heal, and so postop care is very important
  • For the first few days, painkillers and antibiotics are used to control pain and infection
  • As a follow-up, some women may require radiation therapy to contain the suspicious tissue that may be left behind after lumpectomy
  • If extensive breast tissue was removed, some women may prefer to have reconstructive surgery done
  • Remember that lumpectomy is not a definitive procedure, and there could be cases that require a repeat operation

Advantages:

  1. Less invasive compared to a mastectomy
  2. The appearance of the breast is minimally affected, and symmetry is maintained

Disadvantages:

  1. May not ensure complete removal
  2. May require additional radiation therapy
  3. May require repeat surgery

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

Asthma - How Can We Treat It?

MD Physician
General Physician, Delhi
Asthma - How Can We Treat It?

Asthma is a painful pulmonary disease that is usually caused due to inflammation of the air passages. The tubes that help us breathe in and out can get contaminated with pollutants and allergens like dust, smoke, pet hair, pollen and nettle, amongst various other substances. This can lead to coughingshortness of breathchest pain due to breathing difficulties and wheezing as the lungs try to get more oxygen which cannot pass through the swollen airways. This is usually characterised as asthma. In recent times, there has been a worrying increase in child asthma. Read on to find ways in which this can be treated.

Symptoms: Treating breathing difficulties is the first and foremost way of treating asthma in children. This is especially important because of the oxygen requirement for normal and proper development of the brain and rest of the body.

Long Term Medication: Inhaled Corticosteroids which act to combat inflammation and reduce the same, can be used by children. Also, leukotriene modifiers can be used along with these inhalers. But one must be careful of psychological reactions like aggression during the use of this medicine. Combination inhalers can also help in tackling agonists that can trigger severe and potentially fatal asthmatic attacks. Theophylline is another drug that can be taken on a daily basis to keep the bronchial tubes or air passages open.


Quick Relief Medication: Albuterol, pirbuterol, and levalbuterol are some of the medicines that can be used in the short term for quick and instant relief. Yet, there is no guarantee that the symptoms will not return and there is still a need for a child to undergo focussed and long term medication to alleviate the risk of severe attacks.

Immunotherapy: Asthmatic attacks that are caused due to the allergens like pollen, dust, smoke, nettle, pet hair, and other similar substances, will need a series of injections that contain a small measure of the allergens so that the immune system is strengthened. This will ensure that the child's allergic reactions and subsequent asthma attacks will gradually decrease.

Devices: Medication delivery devices like inhalers that will give you a measured dose, dry powder inhalers as well as nebulizers, will take the medication straight to the lungs for asthma relief and control.

Long terms diseases like asthma can greatly affect the growth and immunity of a child, which is why it is important to prevent and treat such attacks. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.

Asperger's Syndrome: How to Deal With Your Loved Ones?

MBBS, Diploma In Psychiarty
Psychiatrist, Pune
Asperger's Syndrome: How to Deal With Your Loved Ones?

Asperger's Syndrome or Asperger's Disorder is a neurotypical condition that affects the development of the child the effects of which continue into adulthood. This condition typically shows up as difficulties faced by the patient when it comes to social interactions as well as other nonverbal means of communication. It should not be confused with autism as the patient has no speech and cognitive development delay. 

Asperger's syndrome can show up as restricted and repetitive patterns in the behaviour of the patient. It lies at the higher end of the autism spectrum and the signs are usually less obvious.

Here are a few ways with which you can effectively deal with someone who is suffering from this disorder:

  1. Routine: The patient suffering from this condition will need a certain kind of stability as it is very difficult to predict what will happen in the near future or to even plan for it. The best way to tackle this scenario is with the help of a proper routine that can help the patient achieve some kind of control over the situation surrounding him or her so that he or she is better equipped and more capable of handling normal functioning and social situations as well.
  2. Information: It is also a good idea to help these patients in looking at and in processing information. While normal people may easily be able to discard insignificant or unimportant information, the brain of the patient suffering from asperger's syndrome does not allow him or her to do so. In many cases, the patient is not able to filter the important and the unimportant information. This can debilitate many functions. So, it is important to be present to help the patient in making decisions and processing information that is actually relevant to his or her functioning.
  3. Learning: One of the most crucial things to remember with the Asperger's patient is that they tend to understand and process things when they have a visual presentation rather than being told verbally. So showing them things practically in the proper manner is the right way to help them learn and process situations in a correct way. This will prevent them from doing things in the same old way even when their brains tell them that it will lead to wrong results.
  4. Physical Abilities: Poor motor skills as well as lack of proper organisation skills are traits that usually characterise these patients. It is important to make them aware of this during games and activities that require management as well as use of social skills. For example, football and other such activities can be introduced in the routine. This will promote interaction with the team in order to play and enjoy the game.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

Tips to Slow Down The Aging!

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Tips to Slow Down The Aging!

It's that time of the years again when you have to add the candles over your cake. only this time you've reached an age when you are wondering how many should you actually put there. Aging tends to catch up with us all, or does it? How do some people continue looking like a million bucks while others end up looking twice their age? There are several beauty and anti-aging products in the market that promise to renew you youth and wipe of the years from your face. Before you try those, take time out to try out these tips to slow aging. 

To slow down aging is not only about looking young but also feeling young and having a longer, more enjoyable quality of life. A healthier and better you is definitely a younger you. Here's how you can get there:

  1. Water is the secret sauce: We've heard it a hundred times that having 8 glasses of water a day can do us good but this is one reason that is going to get you running to that jug in your kitchen much faster. Human body s made of 60% water and it is a key ingredient to keep our organs functioning smooth. It'll improve your digestive system, keep your bowels running up and smooth, help flush out toxins from the body and improve the moisture content in your skin which in turn will keep it soft and supple. The trick is to also know when to have water. Starting your day with a couple of glasses of luke warm water and never have it with your meals.
  2. Live happier: Life is a constant struggle. From unexpected changes to life-altering moments, we constantly face stress, tension and sometimes depression. Those who we know living a happy life also face the same situations. The difference is how they choose to find happiness despite facing adversities. Stress speeds up the aging process. When you are stressed, it creates an imbalance of hormones causing collateral damage. To cut down stress, spend more time doing things that make you happy. Choose a hobby like painting or stress busters like yoga and exercise. 
  3. Eat fruits & vegetables: It is important to eat the right serving of fruits and vegetables daily, as they are rich source of vitamins and minerals and protect your skin from free radicals and cellular damage. From cucumber and tomato to fruits like papaya, each provides it own set of exfoliating benefits, which firm up your skin, improve your complexion, get rid of fine lines and slow down aging naturally. 
     
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I am 21 year old girl. I am a college going student. I have noticed that my skin gets tanned very easily. Even to a very less exposure of sun. Using sunscreen regularly but can not see a difference. Pls guide me and tell me the possible cure.

MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Dermatologist, Pune
I am 21 year old girl. I am a college going student. I have noticed that my skin gets tanned very easily. Even to a v...
Take lots of fluids, fruits,green leafy vegetables, sprouted beans .use cotton clothing. Use sun screen ever 3 hourly, protect properly with clothing.
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Hi Sir, I am a patient of pocs. I was taking homoeopathy medicines before. But I've stopped taking them. Can you suggest me some exercises and daily workout plan for it?

BAMS - Alternative Medicine, Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Lucknow
Hi Sir, I am a patient of pocs. I was taking homoeopathy medicines before. But I've stopped taking them. Can you sugg...
Pcos is a hormonal disease you can do kapalbhati pradayam & bhraari pradayam together you can correct your diet & lifestyle. For more details or treatments.
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Hi Sir, White sugar or brown sugar. Which is more beneficial to intake on the daily basis. And using brown rice instead of white rice is it okay to consume it on daily basis?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Dharwad
Hi Sir, White sugar or brown sugar. Which is more beneficial to intake on the daily basis. And using brown rice inste...
Hello, Thanks for the query. For persons without the problem of diabetes, there is really no worry at all. However, it is better if one restricts overall sugar intake, whether it is brown or white. As regards the rice variety, brown one is supposed to contain more of fibers, so it is better. But the whole thing is the total quantity that one takes. There are some white varieties with high fiber content available. All these considerations are more relevant for a diabetic patient. In general for a normal person it is better if one consumes more of green leafy vegetables, and other fiber containing foods. Thanks.
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