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Dr. Ravikanth

MBBS

General Physician, Delhi

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Dr. Ravikanth MBBS General Physician, Delhi
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I am male with 56 years of age. I am feeling dryness in my head, uneasiness or discomfort on the left side of the body. Having lower back pain on the left side. I have been taking ayurvedic medicines in general. I feel acidity also.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Dermatology
Ayurveda, Faridabad
I am male with 56 years of age. I am feeling dryness in my head, uneasiness or discomfort on the left side of the bod...
Hii, as you have mentioned that you are having dry skin. Please inform is there any specific season when you feel your skin is more dry. Dry skin can be an early sign of pre psoriasis and should be managed properly. To start with coconut oil 3/4 times in a day is best remedy for dry skin to be applied after taking bath. It is safe for long term use.
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Is masturbate everyday is harmful for health. Should we get any difficulties after marriage for planning child & else. What was the exact solution for stop doing this.

DGO, MBBS
Sexologist,
Is masturbate everyday is harmful for health. Should we get any difficulties after marriage for planning child & else...
Masturbation is normal and not harmful. It doesn't affect your ability to make sex or to have children. You can divert mind to work or studies if you want to reduce it also don't stay alone most of time.
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I am suffering from constipation that lead to hectic life how can I overcome this.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am suffering from constipation that lead to hectic life how can I overcome this.
Hi, Try these steps: Drink two to four extra glasses of water a day (unless your doctor told you to limit fluids for another health reason). Try warm liquids, especially in the morning. Add fruits and vegetables to your diet. Eat prunes and bran cereal. Isabgol, also known as" psyllium husk, is a common health supplement used to treat constipation, other digestive problems, and a few non-digestive problems. It contains 70 percent soluble fiber and, as a result, acts as a bulk-forming laxative. The effectiveness of isabgol largely depends on your individual health needs and the manner in which you take it. Usually, you will need to take 1 to 2 tsp (5 to 10 ml) of isabgol with 1 cup of water (240 ml) or fluid daily at night until your constipation passes. The exact dosage may vary depending on age, medical condition, and response to treatment, however. Eat a well-balanced diet with plenty of fiber. Good sources of fiber are fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole-grain bread and cereal (especially bran). Drink 1 1/2 to 2 quarts of water and other fluids a day (unless your doctor has you on a fluid-restricted diet). Fiber and water work together to keep you regular. Avoid caffeine. It can be dehydrating. Check on milk. Some people may need to avoid it because dairy products may be constipating for them. Exercise regularly. Go to the bathroom when you feel the urge. Medication: Take Schwabe’s Biocombination-4/ thrice daily for 4 weeks.
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I have light fever for last 4 days and also headache. At night time fever raises up and down temperature. I am taking medicine regularly. What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I have light fever for last 4 days and also headache. At night time fever raises up and down temperature. I am taking...
tab dolo sos when temp. Is high, and get few test done like cbc, complete urine exam. Platelet count, mp slide for malaria and widal test. Back with report. Thank you
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I have a cold and soar throat since last one month talking with nose pls suggest me some medicine.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I have a cold and soar throat since last one month talking with nose pls suggest me some medicine.
Take salt +turmeric mixed luke warm water gargling daily 3 times, Take warm milk boiled with pepper powder or dry ginger powder, daily twice will help to minimize the sore throat, Take lukewarm water only. & bland diet. For internal medication, [homeopathic,]
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Skin of my penis is very thin. Nerve are easily seen through naked eyes. What is solutions for it?

MBBS
General Physician,
Skin of my penis is very thin. Nerve are easily seen through naked eyes. What is solutions for it?
Start having pomegranate's juices which is rich in vitamin c thereby increasing your body autoimmune system. It also helpsngrowth, density, concentration ofbsperms it also helps erectyle dysfunction and premature ejasculation. Or else you may consult a naturoveda center which consists of ayurveda+ homeopathy+unani+yoga. They will help you. Go for morning walk followed by free hand exercises. It will help you.
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What are the symptoms of typhoid and how much time does it take to get cured completely?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Symptoms of typhoid 1. Continuous high fever of long duration 2. Headache, body ache, lethargy 3. Loss of appetite, pain abdomen 4. Diarrhoea or constipation 5. Intestinal bleeding and perforation (in severe cases) treatment 1. Consult doctor with blood report like widal/typhidot test. 2. If it is typhoid, you have to take a course of antibiotic for 10-14 days 2. Take bland semi solid diet like rice with yogurt, porridge, barley, fruit (avoid skin/seeds) custard, avoid spicy, oily and fatty food. Take light and easily digestible diet. Take meals at short interval to avoid nausea/vomiting. Avoid meat/poultry/egg 3. Drink plenty of water/lime juice/ glucose water/ coconut water, sugar cane/ fresh fruit (avoid citrus fruits) juice, milk 4. Take rest.
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Conducted a full body test and found I am deficient of iron, vitamin D and B12. Should I consult a GP or Nutritionist? Also, should I take supplements. I already on biotin, finasteride (hair loss)

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
Conducted a full body test and found I am deficient of iron, vitamin D and B12. Should I consult a GP or Nutritionist...
Animal proteins provide you with an easily absorbed form of iron called heme iron. According to the Office of Dietary Supplements, liver, beef, turkey, chicken and pork supply you with heme iron. Women under the age of 50 need at least 18 milligrams of iron daily, while all other adults need at least 8 milligrams of iron per day. Eating more of these iron-rich proteins may help boost your iron levels. Vegetables and Beans If you prefer not to eat meat, some vegetarian proteins contain a form of iron, called non-heme iron. Absorption of non-heme iron is enhanced when it's consumed with vitamin C or a source of heme iron, according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. Including more soybeans, lentils, kidney beans, lima beans, navy beans, black beans and pinto beans in your diet helps you get more non-heme iron. Eating leafy greens, such as spinach and kale, boosts your iron intake as well. Seafood Vitamin D is found naturally in very few foods. The best dietary sources of the vitamin are fatty fish, including cod liver oil, swordfish, salmon, tuna fish and sardines. Oysters, tuna fish, crab, shrimp and halibut supply you with iron as well. Adults under 70 years old need at least 600 international units of vitamin D daily to maintain health. If you're over 70 years old, you'll need an additional 200 international units of vitamin D per day. Including seafood regularly in your diet can help you boost vitamin D levels. Fortified Foods In addition to the naturally occurring sources of iron and vitamin D, certain foods are fortified with the nutrients. According to the U. S. Food and Drug Administration, this means the nutrients are added in standard amounts during food processing to improve the nutritional quality of the food. Including more iron-fortified breakfast cereals, oatmeal and bread helps you meet your need for iron, while orange juice, milk, yogurt, cheese and some breakfast cereals contain added vitamin D. Check the food label to see if vitamin D or iron were added. Vitamin B-12, or Cobalamin, is the largest and most complex vitamin currently known to man. A slight deficiency of vitamin B-12 can lead to anemia, fatigue, mania, and depression, while a long term deficiency can cause permanent damage to the brain and central nervous system. Vitamin B12 can only be manufactured by bacteria and can only be found naturally in animal products, however, synthetic forms are widely available and added to many foods like cereals. Vitamin B12 can be consumed in large doses because excess is excreted by the body or stored in the liver for use when supplies are scarce. Stores of B12 can last for up to a year. Below are the top 10 foods highest in vitamin B12 by common serving sizes, click here for high vitamin B12 foods by nutrient density, here for an extended list of vitamin B12 rich foods, and here for other foods high in vitamin B. For even more see the articles for vegan and vegetarian sources of vitamin B12. #1: Shellfish (Cooked Clams) Vitamin B12 in 100g3oz (85g)20 small clams (190g) #2: Liver (Beef) Vitamin B12 in 100g3oz Serving (85g)Per Slice (81g) #3: Fish (Mackerel) Vitamin B12 in 100g3oz Serving (85g)Per Fillet (88g) #4: Crustaceans (Crab) Vitamin B12 in 100g3oz Serving (85g)Per Leg (134g) 11.5μg (192% DV)9.8μg (163% DV)15.4μg (257% DV) #5: Fortified Soy Products (Silken Tofu) Vitamin B12 in 100g3oz Serving (85g)Per 1/5 package (91g) #6: Fortified Cereals (All Bran) Vitamin B12 in 100gPer Cup (90g)Per Serving (1/3 Cup - 30g) #7: Red Meat (Beef) Vitamin B12 in 100g3oz Serving (85g)Per Medallion (34g) #8: Low Fat Dairy (Skim Milk) Vitamin B12 in 100gPer Cup (245g)Per Quart (980g) #9: Cheese (Swiss) Vitamin B12 in 100g1oz Serving (28g)Per Cup Shredded (108g) #10: Eggs (Chicken’s) Vitamin B12 in 100g (Yolk)Per Yolk (17g)Per Whole Egg (50g)
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I sometimes have a severe pain on the right side of my head it seems only one vein is itching but after some times it subsides when I rub with balm or take a pain killer can you suggest me why this happens.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I sometimes have a severe pain on the right side of my head it seems only one vein is itching but after some times it...
1.It could be a tension headache due to inadequate sleep stress and strain , Low BP/High BP,migraine, prolonged use of cell phone/computer, chronic anaemia, refractive error,chronic sinusitis, organic brain lesion 2.Avoid stress, physical and mental exertion, Avoid pronged use of cell phone 3.Go for regular exercise 4.Practice yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 5.Check for refractive error, sinusitis Hemoglobin, BP 6. Consult Neurologist to rule out other causes of headache 7. consult me for further advice
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Diabetes - How It Impacts Your Kidney?

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
Diabetes - How It Impacts Your Kidney?

At the point when our bodies process the protein we eat, the procedure creates waste products. In the kidneys, millions of tiny blood vessels act as filters since they have even tinier holes in them. As blood flows through these vessels, little molecules such as waste items may press through the gaps. These waste items turn out to be a part of the urine. Helpful substances such as protein and red blood cells are too enormous to go through the gaps in the filter and stay in the blood.

Diabetes and kidneys: Diabetes can harm the kidneys. Abnormal amount of glucose make the kidneys filter a lot of blood. After a couple of years, they begin to spill and helpful protein is thereby lost in urine. Having low protein levels in the urine is called micro albuminuria.

Medication: When kidney disease is analyzed on time, during micro albuminuria, a few medications may keep kidney disease from getting worse. Having elevated levels of protein in the urine is called macro albuminuria. When kidney disease is looked up some other time during macro albuminuria, end-stage renal disease (ESRD) usually follows.

Causes: Strain on the organs may cause the kidneys to lose their filtering capacity. Waste items then begin to develop in the blood. Finally, the kidneys start to fail. This failure, ESRD, is intense. A patient with ESRD needs a kidney transplant or a blood filtration by a machine (dialysis).

Other complications: Individuals with diabetes will probably have other kidney-related issues such as bladder infections and nerve damages in the bladder.

Preventing complications: Not everybody with diabetes goes through a kidney disease. Elements that can impact kidney disease improvement include genetics, blood sugar control and blood pressure. The more a person keeps diabetes and blood pressure under control, the lower the chances of getting a kidney disease.

Keeping your glucose levels high can counteract diabetic kidney problems. Research has demonstrated that blood glucose control diminishes the danger of micro albuminuria by 33%. For individuals who suffer from micro albuminuria have now a reduced danger of advancing to macro albuminuria. Different studies have recommended that blood glucose control can reverse micro albuminuria.

Treatment: Essential treatments for kidney infection include control of blood glucose and blood pressure. Blood pressure dramatically affects the rate at which the condition progresses. Indeed, even a gentle increase in blood pressure can rapidly aggravate a kidney infection. Four approaches to bring down your blood pressure are:

  1. Shedding pounds
  2. Eating less salt
  3. Maintaining a strategic distance from liquor and tobacco
  4. Exercising regularly

A low-protein diet can decrease the amount of lost protein in the urine and increase the protein levels in the blood. Never begin a low-protein diet without talking to a physician.

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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
B12 deficiency: a silent epidemic with serious consequences
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B12 deficiency and unsteadiness

Timothy c. Hain, md page last modified: december 19, 2014

Vitamin b12 deficiency is common in the population over 80 (about 10%). It can be a cause of unsteady gait (ataxia), sometimes accompanied by anemia (macrocytic), and loss of position sense. When associated with spinal cord disease, it is sometimes termed" subacute combined degeneration. The ataxia is called a" sensory ataxia, because it appears to be related to loss of position sensation from the feet. A list of diseases that can present with a similar picture is given below:

Subacute combined degeneration (b12 deficiency)
Tabes dorsalis (neurosyphilis)
Fredreich' ataxia (a cerebellar disorder), with damage with sensory input to the cerebellum.
Peripheral neuropathy (common)
Thoracic spinal cord lesions (very rare)
Subacute sensory loss (a rare paraneoplastic syndrome).
The term subacute combined degeneration was coined by russell, batten and collier in 1900 to describe pathological changes in the spinal cord. While changes in the posterior columns are emphasized in clinical accounts, pathologically the lateral and anterior columns are also often affected. The peripheral nerves are generally unaffected. B12 deficiency is a risk factor for cognitive decline (i. E. Dementia)

Causes of b12 deficiency

Decreased intake (e. G. Vegetarians)
Malabsorption
Autoimmune (pernicious anemia)
Stomach and small bowel disorders (e. G. Gastritis, surgery)
Medication interaction (e. G. Metformin, medications that reduce stomach acidity)
Over consumption (blind loop)
B12 is available only from animal sources and thus strict vegetarians are at a risk of deficiency. B12 is bound to animal protein and released by gastric acid. When taken as part of food, b12 is released from food by a combination of gastric acid and pepsin (an enzyme).

A medication for diabetes, metformin, reduces absorption of b12.

Gastric conditions contributing to b12 deficiency include various stomach diseases that impair release of b12 from food

Pernicious anemia (pa) accounts for 15-70% of b12 deficiency. This an autoimmune disorder where antibodies are made to intrinsic factor. Oral supplements are less effective in pa than other modes of administration.

Diagnosis of b12 deficiency

B12 deficiency is usually detected through a b12 blood level. Typical lower limits of normal are 200 pg/ml. A cbc test may show macrocytic anemia.

Because b12 is stored in the liver, it takes about 2 years following a sudden cessation of intake for signs of deficiency to arise.

Treatment of b12 deficiency

There are presently a variety of options.

Oral therapy involves giving 1 to 2 mg (1000 mcg) of b12 daily. Oral therapy is usually as effective as the others noted below
Monthly injections of b12 are traditional. The first injection is generally 1000ug, and subsequent ones are 100.
Nasal b12 is also now available as an alternative to injection in persons who do not respond to oral therapy.
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I am facing pcod problem because of this I got irregular periods but I am trying to conceive how I can please guide me in right way.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist,
Pcod is a lifestyle disease, and in it, the female has less chances of ovulation, I e release of the egg for having a baby. Irregular periods are a common occurence in pcod patients. It will become regular if you lose weight or take medicines for pregnancy but it can be cured by many means: reduce weight if your weight is more take help of a gynecologist, if more than a year has passed since your marriage and you may require medicines to help the ovum formation, so do visit a near by gynecologist for the same.
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If heart disease is in my family history, what preventive methods should I follow?

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
Hello, you write me your complete history and send. [Automatically added by Lybrate] Click "Consult Dr. Jaswant Singh" below to consult privately with the doctor.
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I had sex with a girl one month back and now I am getting small pimple in my body and I am scared about hiv What are the symptoms of hiv.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I had sex with a girl one month back and now I am getting small pimple in my body and I am scared about hiv What are ...
No these r not HIV symptoms. Anyway get tested after 3 months to stop worrying. What was the girls age, how many partners she has.
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I am a diabetic for the last 25 years and taking insulin and tablets. I want to know if amaryl m2 is a safe medicine to take for a long period especially after detecting protein in urine.

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
Start ayurvedic medicenes madhumardhana churna and hyponid tab and vrikkadoshaharavati. And chandraprabha vati.
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I had Gout issue in past as I have mentioned. Now everything is normal i.e. The uric acid level in blood is normal. Is it fine if I consume Whey Protein supplements?

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
I had Gout issue in past as I have mentioned. Now everything is normal i.e. The uric acid level in blood is normal. I...
Yes it is safe. Its non veg sources which increases uric acid due to high purine content, high purine is to be avoided in gout, not high protein which is a misconception widespread even among doctors. But gout remains silent for many years before coming again. Specially if your uric acid remains above 6. Was the first episode really gout? increased uric acid doesn't mean its gout.
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Hi, once time I'm fight with a man, then he hit me on leg left side on nee with fat wood, now 7, 8mnth later but my nee not well, what I do, please tell me, when I on work this fine, when I free this is in pain, n some time is in pain, for over leg, please sole my problem for my last time Thanks.

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
Hi, once time I'm fight with a man, then he hit me on leg left side on nee with fat wood, now 7, 8mnth later but my n...
It is pain coming more from your memory. Try counselling. Don't take painkillers. They will cause more trouble. Best think is to forgive the person who hit you and move on. Take up new project, start enjoying life with friends, relatives and neighbors. Delete the episode from your mind.
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Hello doctor help me I have high fever its almost kill me, please doctor help me and what should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hello doctor help me I have high fever its almost kill me, please doctor help me and what should I do?
For fever take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Eat nutritious food and have adequate fluid intake and take physical rest
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What is the main cause of diabetes and some precautions to over come this disease?

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
What is the main cause of diabetes and some precautions to over come this disease?
Diabetes is a very diverse condition and eery diabetic differs from other diabetics in one or many ways. However, the good thing about diabetes is that it can be controlled in an effective manner. You just need proper guidance on diet, exercises and lifestyle changes.
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I am 21 year old male. I have a problem of taking breath while I do rest for sometime. I have tried most consult of the doctors but I did not catch what is the issue please help me with these and guide me?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
This is not a problem at all..taking breath at rest is normal..but if it comes with difficulty then get ur chest X-ray done and revert with reports..stop smoking
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