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Dr. Meenakshi Gupta

Gynaecologist, New Delhi

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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
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Dr. Meenakshi Gupta is one of the best Gynaecologists in New Delhi, Delhi. She is currently practising at Dr Meenakshi Gupta's Clinic in New Delhi, Delhi. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Meenakshi Gupta on Lybrate.com.

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Gestational Diabetes

M.R.C.O.G. (LONDON) Gold Medalist, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology , MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
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Hello, I am Dr. Tripti Raheja. I am working as senior consultant Gynaecology at Max Superspeciality Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, Delhi. Today we are going to discuss a very important topic that is Diabetes during Pregnancy. We call it Gestational Diabetes.

Gestational Diabetes is a very common condition that develops when the body can not produce Insulin to meet extra requirement during pregnancy. So, this leads to high blood glucose level. It affects 15-20% women during pregnancy. Chances of developing diabetes during pregnancy are more if the patient is obese or if there is any past history of Diabetes or if any family member suffers from diabetes. Usually, it develops n the middle or later part of the pregnancy.

So, to diagnose a Gestational Diabetes, we advise a test, which is called glucose tolerance test after 24-28 weeks of pregnancy. So, Gestational Diabetes is an easily treatable condition if it is diagnosed on time, if it is treated properly, if the sugar level is maintained in the body, so it leads to healthy pregnancy which is a healthy baby. But is it is not diagnosed and not treated, it will lead to various complications. Most important of these complications is a large sized baby. So, if the baby is excessively large then you likely to have caesarian section delivery. And if you have a normal delivery, there are more chances of tears or injuries to the birth canal and there are more chances of injury to the baby in the form of nerve injury or fractures. And the new born babies are likely to have fluctuation in the blood sugar level. Even in later stages, these babies are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes.

So, in order to avoid all these complications, it is advisable to diagnose this problem on time, take proper treatment and keep your sugar level in control. Most important treatment for GEstational Diabetes is maintaining a healthy diet plan and regular exercises. So, if you are diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes, you will be given a diabetic diet plan and advised for regular exercise for 30 minutes daily.

In 80-85% women, these two measures work nicely and blood sugar levels are controlled in a week or 2 weeks. But if the blood sugar levels are still high after 2 weeks of healthy diet and a regular exercise, then you need additional treatment in the form of Insulin.

The growth of the baby is continuously monitored during the pregnancy by repeated ultrasounds and scans. So, Gestational diabetes gets better immediately after the child birth.So, the child birth is planned around 38-40 weeks of pregnancy. It can be done by the mode of the Caesarian section or the normal delivery, depending on the individual circumstances. Immediately after the child birth, you are advised to stop all the medicines which you were taking for Diabetes or Insulin injections. Once you are discharged, it will be checked if you are sugar level has come to normal. THen again you will be advised to get your blood sugar test done after 6 weeks to 45 days after the delivery to check whether they have completely returned to normal. And if they are still abnormal, then you will have to refer a Diabetes specialist.

You should also have glucose tolerance test 6 to 8 weeks after your delivery. It is important to do this test to check if your blood sugar level has come to normal. In some women, the blood sugar level is found abnormal even after child birth and they may require continuous treatment. It is also advised that you should check your blood sugar level every year. And the women who had suffered from Gestational Diabetes, they are advised to check their blood sugar level after every 5 years.

In the end, I want to say that Gestational Diabetes is a very common problem but it can be diagnosed very easily and can be treated. If it is treated properly, it can lead to healthy pregnancy.

If you need further informatio, you can contact me through Lybrate where you can have text consultation and you also fix up an appointment at my clinic.

THank you.

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Sir when I sex with my wife for first time then her private part was very pain and we have don'tsex for the problem and she feel giddiness please sir help me what is the problem.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Indore
Sir
when I sex with my wife for first time then her private part was very pain and we have don'tsex for the problem a...
hello proper forplay and vaginal secretion is must for better intercourse or cuse of uti etc further consult
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Health Benefits of Neem

M.Sc - foods and Nutrition, B.Sc - Foods and Nutrition, certificate in Sports Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Anand
Health Benefits of Neem

Health benefits of neem:

Neem is a medicinal plant. It grows in tropical and semi-tropical regions. An evergreen magical tree each part of the tree, such as the leaves, fruits, flowers and bark have been used for centuries in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, toiletries, agriculture, insect repellents and medicinal cures. 

A revered tree in the indian tradition the neem is believed to be an embodiment of sitala, a folk goddess, seen suspended on a branch protecting against smallpox

Neem leaves enhance biological functions by strengthening the immune system, boosting respiratory functions, improves digestive health and supports the liver by getting rid of the unwanted toxins in the blood. 

1] Eye problems:

Powdered neem leaves mixed with water to a paste and applied on the eyes relieves eye problems. 

2] Viral disease:

Neem leaves paste rubbed on the infected area is said to be very effective for treating warts, chicken pox and small pox. 
Neem extracts, toxic to herpes virus accelerate healing. 
Neem hampers the dna polymerase virus that causes hepatitis b

3] De - Worming:

Neem acts as a de-worming agent and helps eliminate intestinal worms, restoring healthy functioning of the intestines. 

4] Cardiac care:

The leaves are known to be an effective blood cleanser, drinking water infused with neem leaves control high blood sugar. With large doses of antihistamine compounds, neem leaves help dilate blood vessels impeding blood coagulation, decrease elevated heart rates, relax erratic heart beats thus plummeting high blood pressure levels. 

5] Natural pesticide:

A natural pesticide dried neem leaves placed in cupboards prevent insects eating the clothes and protect rise from insects while stored in tins. 

6] Mosquito repellent:

Neem leaves are dried and burnt to keep away mosquitoes. 

7] Fungal disease: 

Neem is effective against certain fungal disease that infect the human body. These include fungus that causes infections of the bronchi, lungs and mucous membranes. 

8] Post - parturition disorder:

Neem juice administrated to a woman during labour helps normal contraction of the uterus preventing any slot of inflammation. Vagina douched with a lukewarm neem leaves concoction disinfects the passage and heals any lesions during childbirth. 

9] Skin care

The leaves moisture the skin keeping it soft and supple. They are effective for lightening scars and pigmentation caused by scabies and acne. 

10] Cancer:

Neem bark leaves and seed oil contain polysaccharides and limonoids, which are beneficial for alleviating cancers and tumors without side effects. 

11] Arthritis:

Certain properties of neem leaf seed, or bark naturally cures arthritis reducing pain and swelling in joints.

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Healthy Pregnancy

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS, FNB Reproductive Medicine, MRCOG
IVF Specialist, Mumbai
Healthy Pregnancy

To increase your stamina for performing various activies during the middle of your pregnancy, consume foods like red meat, green leafy vegetables, good quality cereals and fresh fruits which are rich in vitamin c and iron.

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Sir. Is there chance of getting sexually transmitted diseases after using condom. If yes ,how many days after the encounter will the symptoms start. Please reply sir.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Delhi
Yes Condoms are not protective 100 %against most of the STI least against HPV HSV AND T VAGINALIS usually if infection occur it presents from 2 days after to many months after intercourse depending on the disease
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I am having pcod but in follicular study multiple follicles are there where it will problem for pregnancy right side 10 and left side 10 thickness 15 mm.

Diploma in Anesthesia, MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
I am having pcod but in follicular study multiple follicles are there where it will problem for pregnancy right side ...
Need to take medication for some months for the above and see the status of follicles at that point of time. You need to have patience for the same and follow the advise of your gynaecologist meticulously, you will conceive. Good luck.
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Irrartional Use Of Antibiotics

ENT Specialist, Jammu
Irrartional Use Of Antibiotics

As a patient don't use antibiotic without consulting your doctor. Firstly use coservative measures rather than jump to antibiotics.

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She is pregnant and having a lot of flow of white fluid from her vagina for last 3 months. Have a lot of itching in the night, do not use any scented soaps on it. Maintain proper hygiene, recommended candid v6 but Still no results.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), FWT (W.B)
Homeopath, 24 Parganas
Hi Lybrate 1st you consult your Gynaecologist it's infection ,use Canded B ointment. Internationally homoeopathic medecine 1 Bio combination no 13 6tabs to be taken thrice daily &kreosote 30 & Borax 30 2 drops to be taken twice daily morning and evening direct on your tongue gap between 2 medecine 1 hour, hope solve your problem ifs not you can consult with me privately, Take care.
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