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Dr. Poonam

Gynaecologist, Delhi

Dr. Poonam Gynaecologist, Delhi
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Dr. Poonam is one of the best Gynaecologists in Kalkaji, Delhi. Doctor is currently practising at Khandelwal Clinic in Kalkaji, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Poonam on Lybrate.com.

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Hello doctor I am 7 month pregnant if I do any work like cooking and something after some time I feel pain in my stomach.

Certificate in Basic Course on Diabetes Management, CCEBDM Certificate in Diabetes, MBBS
General Physician, Pune
Hello doctor I am 7 month pregnant if I do any work like cooking and something after some time I feel pain in my stom...
I hope you have undergone tests and consultation from Obstetrician / Gynecologist and discussed any health issue. If you haven't do it. May be it is because of your change in gait to balance the weight inside. Take adequate rest in between
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I am getting white water from urine. Even I have itching problem in personal parts i. E near urine.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
You are suffering from fungal infection. Start taking fluconazole once a day for 3 days with clingen pesaary vaginaly for 3 days if sexually active.
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Chewing Your Food Properly - Why it is Important?

PG Diploma in Clinical Research, Diploma in Acupuncture, MBBS, College Of Physicians & Surgeons
General Physician, Mumbai
Chewing Your Food Properly - Why it is Important?

You probably do not think much about chewing while eating your food. Chewing is indeed important for your health. Well, this simple behaviour of chewing your food properly helps in proper digestion, absorption of essential nutrients and keeps several diseases at bay. When you chew your food properly, your body gives out digestive enzymes which break the large particles into smaller ones. Smaller particles are easy for you to digest.

If your food is not properly digested you can suffer from many digestive issues like bloating, stomach pain, indigestion, headache, constipation and also exhaustion. The number of times you are actually supposed to chew your food depends on the type of food you are eating. Softer food items break down easily and are also easy to digest. You should at least chew these food products 5-10 times before swallowing. Dense food takes time to break down and hence is difficult to digest. You should chew them about 30 times before swallowing. You can also take the package for Eating Right.


The benefits of chewing your food properly

  1. Easy digestion and exposure to saliva: Chewing your food for a longer time helps your food to come into direct contact with your saliva. The saliva helps to lubricate your food, as a result the food goes down easily through the oesophagus. Digestive enzymes present in your saliva also make the process of digestion easier.
  2. Chewing is good for your teeth: Chewing can be a good workout for your gums. It keeps your teeth bones stronger. The saliva released clears any food particles stuck inside your mouth, there is less plaque build-up and it also prevents tooth decay.
  3. Chewing helps to keep weight under check: To chew food properly you must eat consciously and when you slow down, you are instantly eating less. This simple process prevents you from overeating and helps you to avoid any excess weight gain.
  4. Chewing helps to prevent any kind of bacterial growth: Your food most of the time contains bacteria and saliva helps in killing some of them. So if you are eating longer and slower, it gets time to kill the bacteria which might affect your digestive process.
  5. Chewing gives you time to taste and enjoy your food: Properly chewing every morsel of your food lets you taste and enjoy the food you are eating which helps you in staying fit and healthy.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a general physician and ask a free question.

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Im 20 years female. Periods is not coming regularly. Last 2 months im not getting menses. And also im gaining weight. What to do?

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Im 20 years female. Periods is not coming regularly. Last 2 months im not getting menses. And also im gaining weight....
Control weight. Check hormone levels by blood test and get USG done. Then consult doctor with these reports.
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My eggs was rupture yesterday morning we tried a lot bt my husband was nt satisfied nor he has ejaculated can we try today is there any possibility to conceive or we should try next month?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My eggs was rupture yesterday morning we tried a lot bt my husband was nt satisfied nor he has ejaculated can we try ...
Try your luck. Life of eggs in oops is 48 hours but miracles do happen like prolonged life of eggs. Do share the good news with all of us here on the forum.
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I am 25 year old .I would like to get suggestion regarding increasing time period for ejaculation .Please suggest something best.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
I am 25 year old .I would like to get suggestion regarding increasing time period for ejaculation .Please suggest som...
Hello- practice kegel and deep breathing exercises daily. Do sex in spooning position. Keep stress away from your life. Use desensitizing condoms during sex.
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I am 11 weeks pregnant. Can I abort my pregnancy through pills/tablets. Please prefer me some tablets that can help me to abort this child. Give me some tips please.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am 11 weeks pregnant. Can I abort my pregnancy through pills/tablets. Please prefer me some tablets that can help m...
abortion pills work till 8 weeks, but can be tried at 9 weeks. don't waste more time by taking pills and waiting for abortion to start. women waste days and weeks adding to the risk of abortion, blood loss, infections, infertility in future
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85% Indians are Making These DIET Mistakes

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
85% Indians are Making These DIET Mistakes

Mistakes that sabotage a Good Diet

Eating Healthy, eating Clean can sometimes be very confusing. With more and more new information coming up every day, one cannot comprehend what is healthy and what not. However, if you understand a few mistakes that can literally sabotage your good diet, you can surely be assured of eating healthy and clean.

1. You can be wrong with juices

Everyone thinks a glass of orange juice or any other fruit juice can do wonders for your health. But the truth is that you will be better off eating the whole fruit rather than the juice.

Why? For the simple reason, that juices lack the fiber content found in fruits. The fibers slow down digestion of sugar in the fruit whereas their absence in the juice causes the blood sugar to spike and results in insulin resistance.

Besides, packaged juices contain hardly any real fruit, all flavoring and concentrate apart from added sugar, a big wrong in Eating Clean.

2. Drinking your Protein? Na! That can be wrong too!

People like bodybuilders, gym goers drink a lot of protein shakes to get their proteins supplemented. However, protein shakes are OK for those who are on the go or for replacing meals sometimes but they cannot be altogether substituted for protein intake.

Your protein must come from your food. Meat, fish, pulses, eggs and dairy cannot be replaced by shakes since you will definitely miss out the nutritional value that whole foods provide.

Besides, protein shakes may have lot of artificial constituents and refined sugar that can be really bad for you.

3. Can’t understand food labels properly? A great mistake!

With more and more people working, many on the move, packaged food cannot be altogether avoided. However, one must make sure to read and understand the food labels.

The food labels reveal what is inside the package. Anything that has the label – Organic, Raw or Gluten-free is not surely healthy. One must know about ingredients especially things like MSG, Aspartame (artificial sweeteners) etc. that can be really unhealthy.

4. Sugar may be hidden somewhere

Calorie conscious? Avoiding sweets?

Well, even though you are very careful about selecting what you eat and avoid anything that tastes sweet, some sugar may still be hiding in your food increasing your calorie intake, without you knowing about it. Foods like tomato ketchup, pasta sauce, low-fat biscuits/crackers or low-fat dairy products, sandwich bread may all be hiding sugar almost equivalent to that present in a piece of cake. You must learn about hidden sugars and its alternatives to truly understand what you are eating.

If you would like to consult with me privately, please click on 'Consult'.

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My wife feels to hav sex and she is 7 months pregnant. Is there any massive problem if we take preventive measures to hav sex.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MNAMS, Training in USG
Gynaecologist, Delhi
My wife feels to hav sex and she is 7 months pregnant.
Is there any massive problem if we take preventive measures to...
Hi Ideally you should avoid during last three months.You can do infrequently but should not be vigourous.
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I'm 27 years old. I had a C section before 3 months and I had a gall bladder surgery (not laparoscopy ) before a month. When can I start my workouts? I want to do tummy exercises in sit up bench. It's a heavy strain exercise.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Junagadh
I'm 27 years old. I had a C section before 3 months and I had a gall bladder surgery (not laparoscopy ) before a mont...
After three months of surgery you start work out but gall bladder before month so wait for one to two mtgs.
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I am thirty four year woman and I gave birth to 1 child when i was twenty two through normal delivery. My problem is whenever I excite or cough or sneeze or run I get my urine leaked. Will you please help why is it so and what is the remedy ?

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS - Urology, MBBS
Urologist, Ahmedabad
I am thirty four year woman and I gave birth to 1 child when i was twenty two through normal delivery. My problem is ...
Dear , is this problem since child birth or of recent origin? it is called stress incontinence. Check urine and also usg with post-void residual urine volume and post them here. However start kegel' exercises: tighten your vagina and anus to close tightly and hold it for count of 5 and release it. Do as many as you can. Second exercise is to lie down in bed or floor raise both legs off the bed with hip and knee fled and do cycling movement like little children do.
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I have vaginal infection since 2 months it irrates so much and discharge flow out what should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
insert imidil vaginal pessary at night for 7 days and keep wasing after nature call, it will help. thanks
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Vitamin and Trace Element Deficiencies

Homeopath,
Vitamin and Trace Element Deficiencies

Vitamin and trace element deficiencies 

Fat soluble vitamins 

Vitamin a (retinol)

• Found in dairy produce, eggs, fish oils, and liver.

• Deficiency causes night blindness, xerophthalmia, keratomalacia (corneal thickening) and follicular hyperkeratosis.


Vitamin d (cholecalciferol)

• Found in fish liver oils, dairy produce, and undergoes metabolism at the kidneys and the skin using uv light.

• Deficiency causes rickets (in children) and osteomalacia (in adults). Proximal muscle weakness may be evident. 


Vitamin e (alpha-tocopherol)

• Widely distributed, green vegetables, and vegetable oils.

• Deficiency causes hemolytic anemia (premature infants) and gross ataxia. 

Vitamin k (k 1 = phylloquinine k 2 = menaquinone)

• Widely distributed but particularly in green vegetables. Synthesized by intestinal bacteria.

• Deficiency causes coagulation defects seen as easy bruising and hemorrhage.


Water soluble vitamins 
Vitamin b 1 (thiamine)

• Found in cereals, peas, beans, yeast, and whole-wheat fl our. It is an essential factor in carbohydrate metabolism and transketolation reactions.

• Deficiency causes dry beri-beri (sensory and motor peripheral neuropathy), wet beri-beri (high output cardiac failure and edema), wernicke–korsakoff syndrome. 


Vitamin b 2 (ribofl avin)

• Found in whole-wheat flour, meat, fish, and dairy produce. It is a coenzyme in reversible electron carriage in oxidation–reduction reactions.

• Deficiency gives angular stomatitis (fissuring and inflammation at the corners of the mouth), inflamed oral mucous membranes, seborrhoeic dermatitis, and peripheral neuropatmhy. Drugs (e. G, isoniazid, hydralazine, penicillamine) and is also seen in alcoholism and pregnancy. 

Vitamin b 12 (cyanocobalamin)

• Causes of a deficiency are numerous and include partial or total gastrectomy, crohn’s disease, ileal resection, jejunal diverticulae, blind loop syndrome, and tapeworm.

• Deficiency causes megaloblastic anemia, peripheral neuropathy, subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord depression, psychosis, and opticatrophy. 

Vitamin b 9 (folic acid)

• Deficiency can be caused by poor diet, malabsorption states, coeliac disease, crohn’s disease, gastrectomy, drugs (e. G, methotrexate, phenytoin), excessive utilization (E.G, leukemia, malignancy, inflammatory disease).

• Consequences of deficiency include megaloblastic anemia, and glossitis. 

Vitamin c (ascorbic acid) 

Deficiency causes scurvy (perifoillicular haemorrhage, bleeding swollen gums, spontaneous bruising, corkscrew hair, failure of wound healing), anemia, and osteoporosis. Trace elements Copper

• Deficiency results in hypochromic and microcytic anemia, wilson’s disease, impaired bone mineralization, menks’ kinky hair syndrome (growth failure, mental defi ciency, bone lesions, brittle hair, anemia).

• Usually caused by copper malabsorption. 

Zinc deficiency causes achondromatosis enterpathica (infants develop growth retardation, hair loss, severe diarrhea, candida and bacterial infections), impaired wound healing, skin ulcers, alopecia, night blindness, confusion, apathy, and depression. 

 Magnesium severe deficiency can cause cardiac arrhythmias, paraesthesia and tetany. Iodine severe deficiency can cause cretinism (children), hypothyroidism, and goiter. 

Vitamin b 3 (niacin)

• Found in fish, liver, nuts, and whole-wheat flour.

• Deficiency causes pellagra): dermatitis, diarrhea, dementia. 

Vitamin b 6 (pyridoxine)

• Widespread distribution, also synthesized from tryptophan.

• Deficiency causes peripheral neuropathy, convulsions, and sideroblastic anemia. Deficiency may be provoked by a number of commonly used.

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This month I am not observing any type of cervical mucus does it mean I am not ovulating?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), T.T.C.M Yoga
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
This month I am not observing any type of cervical mucus does it mean I am not ovulating?
Dear lybrate user, Not all the time it may not happen same, do not worry about it. For tracking perfect ovulating day do ovulation study by ovulation kit at home from day 9 to day 16 of menstrual cycle or you can do ovulation study at any good sonography centre nearer to you . For any further clinical assistant kindly revert back to me. Thanking you.
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I have problem of erection at the of fore play erection is good when insert in vagina it becomes loose. Please suggest what should I do.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I have problem of erection at the of fore play erection is good when insert in vagina it becomes loose. Please sugges...
1. Take ½ a bowl of chopped carrots 2. Add 1 half boiled egg 3. Add 2 tbsp of honey 4. Mix well 5. Have once everyday 6. Do this for 1 month surely you will get results
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We have been married for 3 yrs bt unable to have intercourse with my wife as she is scared and her vagina size is too small please suggest what can we do we planning for baby also.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
We have been married for 3 yrs bt unable to have intercourse with my wife as she is scared and her vagina size is too...
I am surprised by attitude of you both regarding sex and Family planning.This is simply an immature behaviour..It shows that your wife has no feeling for you regarding sex.Try to develop a strong bonding and trust between you and discuss all matters with each other.Spend more time on Foreplay.During this act of foreplay,the vaginal secretions are more secreted into the vaginal wall thus lubricating it and the pelvic floor muscles will be excited thus helping in loosening of vaginal wall.This will help in easy penetration.So for all this a strong bonding and love is the base..
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Hey sir! My wife got in periods on april 6 now I want her periods to get early cuz I am going on a vacation on may 8 so I want her periods to come early which medicine should I use?

MD. CH
Homeopath, Agartala
Hey sir! My wife got in periods on april 6 now I want her periods to get early cuz I am going on a vacation on may 8 ...
No medicine should b used because it will create several n severe gynaecological dg diseases. so b careful of this first.
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Hi. M planning for a baby from last year but unable to conceive. I have a pcod with regular cycle. Doc recommended clomiphene from last 4 cycles and m taking glyciphage 850 twice daily and ecosprin 75 mg. Pls suggest what should I do. Also I have undergone for tube test and both tubes are open. Nd my husband sperm count is 50 percent active.

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hi. M planning for a baby from last year but unable to conceive. I have a pcod with regular cycle. Doc recommended cl...
your reports are fine, go on as your doctor suggested. Do intercourse during your fertile period regularly or alternate day, for maximum chances of conception. along with the medicine take proper diet with fruits and vegetables.
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7 Do’s and Don’ts of Jogging

Doctor Of Physical Therapy (DPT), Bachelor of Physical Therapy
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
7 Do’s and Don’ts of Jogging
7 Do’s and Don’ts of Jogging

Exercises like jogging give great benefits during the cold weather, provided they are done in the correct way. Jogging not only keeps you active throughout the day by increasing your energy level, but also helps you in maintaining your shape even if you consume some extra calories when the weather is relatively pleasant or colder than usual like it is during winters. Read on to find out the do’s and don’ts of jogging.

Do’s

1. Wear thin and loosely woven clothing
Opt for clothes made of thin synthetic material while jogging. This is because this type of material is beneficial in absorbing the sweat from your body. Additionally, you can wear an outer layer of nylon, to ensure that you remain protected from the wind and precipitation, besides maintaining the heat balance of your body. Never wear cotton while jogging as it does not absorb sweat and leaves you with a wet feeling.

2. Cover your hands and feet properly
The heat possessed by your body escapes mostly through your hands and feet (as much as 30% of heat is released by them). So, make sure to cover your hands and feet with running gloves and socks during jogging when the cold is mild, and with mittens when the temperature further decreases. Wear wicking sock liners underneath your woollen socks to soak the moisture generated while running.

3. Maintain your regular fluids intake
Irrespective of the type of weather, your body loses fluids in the form of sweat while jogging. In addition to this, the chilly air of the winter increases the chances of dehydration. So, keep yourself hydrated during, before and after jogging by drinking enough water or sport drinks.

4. Warm up
It is necessary to stretch out a bit before jogging to wake up your tired muscles. So, before starting your daily jogging regime make sure that you get a bit of physical activity.

Don’ts

1. Stay in damp clothes
Getting wet from rain or sweat while jogging on a cold day, increases your chances of developing hypothermia by decreasing the body temperature further. Immediately change your clothes if they are wet and turn on your heater to warm yourself.

2. Overdress
Never dress in a way that makes you feel warm and comfortable before starting to jog. This is going to make you feel warmer as your movements increase, and in turn results in more sweating or discomfort.

3. Forget to cover your head
It may be an astonishing fact, but your body actually loses 40% of its heat through the head. So, never make the mistake of leaving your head bare before stepping outside to jog in the winter. You can wear a hat, woollen cap or a scarf during this time to protect your head.

CAUTION: Jogging at a slower pace is a low impact exercise as compared to running. Research has shown that jogging at slow speed is better than running because of lower impact on foot, ankle, knee and hip joints. However if you have any medical conditions then you should discuss with your medical practitioner to know if jogging is safe for you.

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