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Dr. Ashwini Kumar

Psychiatrist, Delhi

700 at clinic
Dr. Ashwini Kumar Psychiatrist, Delhi
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Ashwini Kumar is an experienced Psychiatrist in Ramesh Nagar, Delhi. You can consult Dr. Ashwini Kumar at Santulan Medical Centre in Ramesh Nagar, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ashwini Kumar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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My father is over 45 and is an active smoker. Recently I have noticed that he coughs (dry) frequently, does this means that he has cancer developing in him? Please tell whether its a symptom or not.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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The dry cough is an effect of excessive smoking. Instead of speculating about the chances of cancer, it is better for him to go for diagnostic testing and ascertain for sure that your concerns are justified. But with BP problems as baggage, he has a far greater concern with harming his heart and other parts of his body. He is well-advised to quit smoking now and if he needs professional help, even admission into a rehabilitation center it is well worth it. In the meantime let him follow these measures, where he will require the entire family's support without any harassment: Ideally that person must want to stop too. There are however things that you can do to help them. It is never too late to change. The habit can be very difficult to halt because of the many conditions attached to smoking. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But the desire to want to stop is the most important factor. Then at the times he is inclined to smoke, you can all distract him with something interesting to do including going out. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to give that person a reason that alarms him about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So 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 his city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. He must keep himself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. He needs to keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all he should 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. You must be able to encourage him without nagging him.

I am 31 years old boy from last one year while getup early morning all my body parts are paining for 10 minutes after that not there what is the problem.

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I am 31 years old boy from last one year while getup early morning all my body parts are paining for 10 minutes after...
You might be taking too little water daily or not having good sleep. Stop taking milk just before sleep. Do evening walk after dinner. Do running exercises in morning drink plenty of fluids daily.

I am 54 years old lady .since 2 month I suffering from ocd. E.g if dust in touches my sofa I wippe sofa.

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Apart from what Dr. Akshata Bhat has advised, assess your self, how much you are preoccupied with dusting off the sofa. What will happen if you do NOT dust the sofa? Some of the dusting obsessions may be helpful. They may be a trait in you. It may NOT be a disorder. So do NOT diagnose yourself. Take a consultation with a psychiatrist.

How can we cure a person who had gone into un conscious stage means koma for five months in past now he is right physically but his mind is mentally upsetted and he had memory loss in his past life but now he is having the memory loss he can't remember in day happening surrounding present he was being home please suggest him what r the activities and health cares tips for avoiding memory loss and improving memory power?

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Hi, Exercise Researchers have suggested several ways that regular physical activity may play a role in keeping your brain healthy and your memory strong. Therefore, try to build moderate exercise into your daily routine, setting aside specific time for it. Eating Right Maintaining a healthy diet rich in nutrients may be a factor in preserving brain function and memory. Fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats from whole grains, fish, and nuts may be beneficial in protecting against diseases and maintaining brain health. If you are experiencing traumatic stress or find yourself stuck in repetitive, unhealthy behavior... ...Try exercising the muscles connected to fight-or-flight with attention. Exercises that use both your arms and legs—and are done in a focused way with mindful awareness of your physical and emotional experience—are especially good at reducing traumatic stress. Exercises like walking, running, swimming, or rock-climbing, activate your senses and make you more aware of yourself and others when they are done with focused attention.

Typical addiction symptoms of alcoholism and benzo abuse.How do I stop?

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Addiction is when the substance become your prime priority pushing aside ur family, work and social circle. Addiction is a disorder that need a professional help to guide u come out of withdrawal symptoms. There are some drugs to cut down your addiction. Meet a nearby qualified psychiatrist.

Hi I'm 23 years old lady. Now a days I'm feeling very tired and body pain. I don't have any fever and all. My blood pressure and sugar level are normal. Even though I work by sitting. I walk around 2.6km daily twice. What will be the reason for tiredness and body pain?

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Hi I'm 23 years old lady. Now a days I'm feeling very tired and body pain. I don't have any fever and all. My blood p...
For symptomatic quick relief- take a hot water bath. Take glassfull of hot buffalo milk with one spoon turmeric. Take nutritious diet. Avoid exposure to cold. Medicated oil massage for 15 min followed with hot water bath.

Your Addiction To Smart Phone Reveals Something Shocking About You!

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Smartphone Addiction is a Sign of Depression

There are some people who just never seem to get off the phone. They would be looking at their phones all the time, messaging, using social networking sites or simply clicking their pictures or playing games. A study suggests that addiction to the smartphone is linked to and serves as a sign of depression.

The study reveals that individuals who have been diagnosed with some form or degree of depression tend to use their phones more. In fact, smartphone addiction is correlated to clinical depression. So, if your teenage son or daughter or someone you know have been using their phones too often, then this might be a red signal towards depression.

Smartphone addiction can be seen as a compulsive behavior and is typically noticed among depressed people. At the same time, it can result in depression as well. People who are prone to developing depression symptoms may also use their phone more often. Their excessive usage and smartphone addiction may actually make them irritable and sad, looking at photos of others, noticing other people’s lives may make them feel that their lives aren’t perfect. This can in turn lead to feelings of extreme sadness, cause depression or even suicidal thoughts.

So, make sure that you keep a tab of how often people use smartphone in your family. If you suspect behavioral changes with smartphone addiction, consider getting a consultation with a psychologist or counsellor.

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Your Addiction To Smart Phone Reveals Something Shocking About You!

Hi I am boy and I can't concentrate on my study please help me that what should I do because my exam will held next week and I can't study properly?

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Although concentration is different to memory, they can affect each other. Because of your age you may have hormonal imbalances which may impact your memory because of the chemical but also the distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling. If it is only starting trouble, then I suggest that you do group study or study with another friend but both need to be really serious.

I am 18 years old I have a chest pain and I have pain on my waist also. And doctor I am taking vodka also at once in a week and take cigarette every day.

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I am 18 years old I have a chest pain and I have pain on my waist also. And doctor I am taking vodka also at once in ...
Stop vodka & cigarette once for all. Have your chest pain investigated for heart problem. If it is o. K. Then I would like to examine & investigate you in detail. Any way you may try, rule out diabetes. Take: 1. Calpol 250mg od & sos. X5days. 2. Caldikind plus (mankind) 1 tab odx5 days. 3. Fomentation with warm water. 4. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding. 5. Do back exercises.(take help of a physiotherapist). Kindly make sure that you are not allergic to any of these medicines.(contact your family doctor, if needed). For emergency treatment contact your nearest hospital. Do not ignore, let it not become beginning of a major problem. Do ask for a detailed treatment plan. If no relief in 2-3 days

I am not very active going lazzy every day what to do and my nerves system is getting slow and also I forgot tings its very difficult to remember any thing.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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Strategies for Remembering 1. Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2. Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3. Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical.. 4. Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5. When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6. Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7. Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.

I have a bad habit smoking. Bit I cont stop. I am trining stop but I can't?

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Giving up will appear very difficult but it really not so. It is a decision that has to be made and under the right circumstances, you will win this battle. Since you are trying to stop I assume you know all the ill-effects of smoking. When you decide, it must be done immediately and abruptly. Waiting another day will jeopardize the decision. Since you want to do it I recommend that you seek the help of a counselor and do it with support. You need to identify with why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need, for a little while. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may join smokers anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all, announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here? s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world? you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Fortunately, youth is on your side and you will save yourself a lot of damage, if you quit now.

I am 30 years old . I am suffering with high blood pressure from last 2 years and presently I suffering from negativity.Please do help.

D.C.A.H, F.C.G.P., P.G.D.I.H, F.I.C.A. (USA), M.B.B.S.
Psychiatrist
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This is due to all stress and worries of life. May be issues of married life/future marriage, you are having insecurities and fear. Just relax. Ask yourself what bothers you? have a positive self-talk, and learn what are those things you don't like. You need to accept your self and move on. You need to take care of your lifestyle and learn to be happy. If you cant do it yourself, meet a life coach/ stress management super-specialist like me. Once you open your heart out, you will feel free and begin to fly in life. I assure you that I can manage this and help u. Proper treatment is needed. You may consult me.

How to make ourself away from stress?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, (MRCPSYCH-UK)
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Yoga, meditation, exercises, good friends, stable and supportive family, hobbies etc are all stress busters.

I want to loose my weight, as I am in a obes category , 99 kg weight, height 5'9" and 25 years of age. I am student and even I am a hostility for doing study, not staying with family. What should I do to loose my weight. Please suggest me. Thank you.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Certificate Of Diabetes Education , Ph.D.Nutrition
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I want to loose my weight, as I am in a obes category , 99 kg weight, height 5'9" and 25 years of age.
I am student a...
reduce u weight thru low kcal food like fruits, vegetables, sald, small and frequent meal, less oil butter and deep fried food with more exercise.

Alcohol And Its Effect On Sexual Life

BUMS ( Mumbai ),H.E.S(pune),
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Excess of anything is never healthy and the same applies in the case of alcohol. Alcohol experts have come to a conclusion that drinking too much alcohol reduces affects negatively in both the genders.

Alcohol Myth Busted

Since time immemorial, people have considered alcohol to be an aphrodisiac. However, this myth has been busted time and again by the side effects of excessive alcohol. On the contrary, alcohol is known to induce depression after consumption.

Alcohol, if consumed in unnatural quantity over a period of time can turn conditions like 'brewer's droop', which otherwise might be temporary into permanent impotence. Alcohol addiction is a cardinal sin for couples planning on having a baby. Women, whose bodies are much more sensitive and complex than a man's body, react greatly to even a small quantity of alcohol. Even government's guidelines on low-risk alcohol consumption unit do not guarantee no harm, and people are known to have taken much longer time to get pregnant and irregularity in their menstrual cycles even after abiding by the government's guidelines.

What Is Moderation?

No one is asking you to completely cut down on alcohol. But moderation should then be a religion for all the drinkers. Moderate drinking includes no more than 2 drinks per day (US. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention). The explanation is that your liver can act on alcohol at one standard size drink an hour, so heavy drinking means that too much alcohol for the liver to handle and hence unhealthy toxins are released in the body having an adverse effect on the sex life.

Some of the more common problems caused by alcohol in a couple's sex life are:

Long-term erectile dysfunction: The most common of all the problems, erectile dysfunction can most commonly be attributed to heavy drinking. 60% of men who are alcohol addicts are known to be suffering from loss of sexual appetite.

Ruined Families and relationships: Alcohol can be considered one of the biggest inducers of divorce among couples. It makes people less caring and more and more involved in their drinking antics. 90% of domestic violence incidents include alcohol.

Side effects of smoking: Drinking is usually accompanied by cigarettes and a cocktail of these two substances can be a deadly weapon against your sanity. For men below 40, erectile dysfunction primarily happens because of excessive smoking.

STDs: Alcohol consumption helps people shed their inhibition and cases of unprotected sex increases. It increases your chances of actually getting an STD. 50% of all impromptu sexual encounters happen in the presence of alcohol and 60% STD spread when alcohol is also in the picture. Young adults who consume alcohol at an alarming rate are 7 times more likely to indulge in unprotected sexual intercourse.

Hence, we see that alcohol addiction does not compliment healthy sex life and therefore people must toe in line at the right time to ensure the wellbeing of their lifestyle and sexual activities.
Alcohol And Its Effect On Sexual Life

Hello doctor I am having fissure so can you please tell me som advice about how I can reduce pain of this I am in very big trouble please tell me some unique solutions..

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Hello doctor I am having fissure so can you please tell me som advice about how I can reduce pain of this I am in ver...
Homoeopathic medicine---------- acid-nitricum 30 (dr reckeweg) drink 1 drop direct on tongue 3 times daily for 15 days----------apply any lubricating oil like mustard/coconut oil on fissures---------

I am medicines for BP, Gas, Thyroid & Gastritis. My question is can I take alcohol.

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
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I am medicines for BP, Gas, Thyroid & Gastritis. My question is can I take alcohol.
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Alcohol is poison. A single drop of alcohol even damages liver cells. Moreover, alcohol interact with most medicines. Please avoid alcohol. Take care.

My wife is suffering from thyroid ,so she get depressed so many times. For that reason she doesn't have interest in sex. I had forgotten when we done sex. Even tho I get near her she doesn't show interest in me. How to provoke her? How can she be stable in life. she is only 29 years. We are not enjoying our married, even not enjoy sex. What is the medicine for this problem? How can I bring interest of sex in her?

Professional Certified Coach, Ph. D - Psychology
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My wife is suffering from thyroid ,so she get depressed so many times. For that reason she doesn't have interest in s...
lybrate-user the problem you have described is ot something which can be simply solved by some medicine. I do hope that she is taking her thyroid medicine. If not, that is the first thing to start with. For related depression and lack of libido you may consult a psychologist which will help you learn some tools which can help your wife. Basically there are some physiological changes which are leading to chemical changes and she is feeling low. So under the guidance of a professional you both can start understanding what is happening and supporting each other in the journey. Should you have any other specific question or concern feel free to contact me. It is difficult to give you more specific answer without knowing detail history. Hope this helps wishing you very best.

I am planning to take study drugs to aid myself in competitive exams. Like modafilin adderall etc. As I do not see much of adverse effects. Please advise me in regards to the decision as it is just one time for exams.

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
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Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. You should not use such drugs. These are not memory or concentration enhancing drugs. Theze psychiatric drugs. Please do not use them. There are many side effects. Also there are many ways to improve your concentration and assimilation power. I suggest online counselling and cognitive behavior therapy. Take care.
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