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Dr. Ritika Singhal

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Paediatrics, DNB (Ped...

Pediatrician, Delhi

12 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Dr. Ritika Singhal is an experienced Pediatrician in Mayur Vihar Phase 1, Delhi. She has been a practicing Pediatrician for 12 years. She has completed MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Paediatrics, DNB (Pediatrics) . You can visit her at SWASTHYA MULTISPECIALITY PAEDIATRIC CLINIC in Mayur Vihar Phase 1, Delhi. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ritika Singhal on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi - 2006
MD - Paediatrics - Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi - 2011
DNB (Pediatrics) - National Board of Examination, India - 2015
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UNDERGRADUATE at SUCHETA KRIPLANI HOSPITAL
POSTGRADUATE at LOK NAYAK HOSPITAL, GB PANT HOSPITAL
SENIOR RESIDENT at LOK NAYAK HOSPITAL
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CONSULTANT at JAYPEE HOSPITAL
CONSULTANT at PALIKA MATERNITY HOSPITAL NDMC
CONSULTANT at SWASTHYA MULTISPECIALITY CLINIC
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Indian Academy of Paediatrics

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What should we give to 2 years old baby in his diet and also which meal should give them a proper balanced diet?

M.D(Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Rewari
What should we give to 2 years old baby in his diet and also which meal should give them a proper balanced diet?
Lybrate-user just give your baby home made food like cereal based gruel, milk based gruel, milk, seasonal fruits and vegetables.
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Diet for DM HTN

Homeopath,
Diet for DM HTN

Diet plan for DM and HTN


 Food should be distributed into small frequent feeds. The days requirement should be well distributed between the different meals. Skipping a meal or fasting is not really advisable. 

As far as possible, the patient should maintain ideal body weight. Considering the height, weight, activity, age and sex of the individual the days calorie requirement can be calculated. Of the total calories 55-65% should come from cho's 15-20% from protein and the remaining 15-20% from fats. 

General instructions to be followed:

Different cereals contain almost the same amount of cho and so the quantity of cereal consumed should be noted rather than the type consumed. 

Whole grain cereals are better, preferred for their fibre content and satiety value.

Rice gruel if consumed, should be done so by discarding the rice water, and adding hot water. 

When consuming wheat porridge, it is better to have it with pulses than using coconut milk in it. 

Include whole pulses in the diet, soya products help to reduce cholesterol. Sprouted pulses are more nutrious. 

Fish can be included in the diet, in the curry form. Fried fish is the best avoided. Shell fishes like prawns, lobsters etc should be avoided. 

Poultry (without skin) can be used occasionally. Beef, pork, mutton, liver etc should be avoided by cardiac patients. Trim off excess fat (if any) before cooking. 

Egg yolk has to be avoided by individuals with hyperlipidemia. 

Milk and its products need not to be used more than 400 ml/ day. Use skimmed milk whenever possible, otherwise cream has to be removed before consumption. 

Root vegetable like tapioca, yam, potato, colocasia etc are better avoided and if used, should be in moderation instead of cereals.

Include more vegetables (esp. Raw salads and green leafy vegetables) in your diet, as it is rich in fibre which in turn helps to reduce blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Raw salads with sprouted pulses enhances the nutrient composition. 

Fruits are restricted for diabetics and preferably should be consumed as such than having it in the form of juice. Select low calorie fruits from exchange list. 

Cardiac and hypertensive patients can take 3-4 servings of fruits. Whenever possible consume fruits with edible skins eg. Apple. Guava etc. 

Use of coconut and its products must be minimized. 

Cardiac patients need not restrict the intake of tender coconut water, whereas diabetes can only use it occasionally. 

It is better to avoid nuts like badam, peanuts, cashew nuts etc. But occasionally can be used in restricted amounts instead of some other food items so that the calories remain unchanged. 

Sugar and sweet should be avoided by diabetic patients. Low calorie sweeteners can be used in moderation as substitutes for sugar, honey, sweets etc. Cardiac and hypertensive patients should minimize their intake of sugar and sweets. 

Garlic, curry leaves, fenugreek seeds cluster beans, oatbran etc have blood sugar and cholesterol loosing efforts. Ginger, foods in rich with vit- e and b carotene reduces the risk of cardiac diseases. 

Alcohol intake injurious to health, 1 ml of alcohol contains 7 calories. Alcohol can cause hypoglyemia and can increase triglycerides which can be harmful for the heart. 

Cooking oil used should be minimized and may be restricted to 10-15 ml/day. (2-3 tsp). Use cooking methods that require little or no fat. Hidden fat in bakery products and snacks should also be taken into account. 

Preferably use a combination of cooking oils like sesame. Ground nut, sunflower, rice bran, corn oil etc. Use of coconut and palm oil should be maintained at minimum levels. 

Dinner should be enjoyed two hours before retiring. At bed time either diluted milk of fruit can be consumed. 

Include foods from all the different food groups and thus consume a balanced diet. 

Regular exercise is most useful but physical strain after a meal should be avoided. 

Free foods (can be included liberally)


 Thin buttermilk, unsweetened lime juice, jeera water, fenugreek water, raw vegetable salads made of low calorie vegetables, plain clear soups etc. 

Foods to be used in moderation.

Cereals, pulses, dhals, egg white, fish, chicken (skinned) milk and milk products, fruits, coconut, oil etc. 

Foods to be avoided by diabetics. 

Sugar, honey, jaggery, glucose and sweets of all varieties like cake, pastries, jams, jelly, sweetened drinks etc. 

Roots and tubers like potato, tapioca, yam etc

Butter, ghee, dalda and fried preparations. 

Horlicks, bournvita, boost etc

Fruits like jackfruit, banana, mango, sapota etc. 

Dry fruits and nuts

Barley water, rice water etc. 

Cholesterol rich foods (to be avoided by cardiac patients)

Whole milk and milk products

Egg yolk

Shellfishes like prawn, crab, lobster etc. 

Organ meats like kidney, liver, brain etc. 

Chicken, duck with skin. 

Sweet like pastries, ice creams etc. 

Butter, ghee, dalda, coconut oil, palmoil

Fried foods like vada, chips, pappads, samosa etc. 

Alcoholic drinks, creams soups etc. 

Fiber rich foods

Whole wheat, parboiled, sago, oats etc. 

Pulses

Fenugreek and sesame foods

Vegetables and fruits (with skin)

Fresh coconut etc. 

Sodium rich foods (to be avoided by hypertensive patients)

Salt (avoid extra salt in food and table)

Baking powder, baking soda, ajinomoto etc

Bakery products like biscuits, cakes, pastries, chocolates, bread, bun etc. 

Salted chips, nuts, popcorn etc

Pappads, pickles, dried fish etc

Canned and salt preserved foods

Sauces, soup cubes

Sausages, lobsters, meat and yeast extracts

Carbonated beverages

Readymade foods like cornflakes, noodles, fast foods etc.

Proprietary drinks eg. Horlicks, complan, bournvita etc

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My kid is 2 months old, bubunocele is reported can it be treated without surgery?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Diplomate of National board in Surgical Oncology
General Surgeon, Kolkata
My kid is 2 months old, bubunocele is reported can it be treated without surgery?
Hi lybrate-user bubonocele is a surgical condition it cn be cured completely by surgery. Surgery at this stage shal produce excellnt results so go for it without waiting.
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My father have been continu cough sincelast 8 months i dont know what happen in my fathe.R they have work welding.

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
Ask him to get a chest x ray done. The welding rays are harmful. And better give him rest for some days.
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My brother son age 6 yr suddenly get from bed feared cried randomly says save me, protect me, I didn't understood shivered jump twisted his hands with one another, at that time he looks very feared it happens weekly 3 or 4 times.what can be done for this?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, Did you ask him about any fear he is having/ hiding? How are his parents and rest of the family member's behavior with him? How teachers and rest of the staff behave with him in school? Try try to find out the cause. For the time being, give him Bakson's Santoninum/ 2 tablets twice a day for 10 days and Kali Phos. 6x/ once daily at night for 4 weeks. There after get back to me for his condition.
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I want to give my child measles vaccine through a good experience good then how cost it comes.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I want to give my child measles vaccine through a good experience good then how cost it comes.
If you want to save your money than all the government centers are very well equipped with vaccination OR take a bill and get your work done from your child paediatrician who should be nearby your locality
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My age is 11. Pulsating headaches on back side of head for last 20 days. Taking migraine medicine and painkiller but no cure. Ct scan result normal. Please advice me what I can do. Thanks.

MBBS, Diploma in cosmetology, Cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
My age is 11. Pulsating headaches on back side of head for last 20 days. Taking migraine medicine and painkiller but ...
Hello, you may be having headache because of stress/ refractory problems/ any ENT problem or may be migraine headache kindly follow advises given below: you can take: 1. Tablet Crocin (Paracetamol 500 mg) one tablet after food when required for headache after food for 2-3 days (maximum 2 tablets with gap of 12 hour can be taken in a day) 2. Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day 3. Get check eyes for refractive error 4. We need to go for ENT evaluation to rule out sinusitis 5. Get BP checked 6. Regular physical exercise and meditation and yoga complete history of your headache for further management like duration, severity, aggravating factors/relieving/ triggering/ associated factor to reach diagnosis consult physician for further management
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Hi, My son is 2.5 month old. He looks at my face sometimes. He usually looks all around and even if I keep talking he doesn't look at me. He doesn't turn towards d sound. But he reacts to sound. He stops all his activities and listen to sounds. I am worried why he doesn't look at People faces when we talk. Is this normal for 2.5 old kid.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi, My son is 2.5 month old. He looks at my face sometimes. He usually looks all around and even if I keep talking he...
It is border age to respond and to assess development to you have pointed out. Other wise his activities appears normal for this age. It is good he is responding well to sound. I suppose he must be passing smile. Any way, you may consult pediatrician.
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Hello I'm 16 year old. I have redness in eyes for a long time. They say it is a virus infection what should be my diet? And I get a bad breath in my mouth. What should I do without taking medicines. Any natural methods? Then what should I do to become a little bit fat I'm too skinny.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Hello I'm 16 year old. I have redness in eyes for a long time. They say it is a virus infection what should be my die...
It is allergic conjuctivitis & will be better with anti allergic drugs to be taken some time.Take care of oral hygeine by brushing,flossing twice a day, Fitness is more important than looking fatty.Regular diet,excercise schedule is must for attaining fitness.
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MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Rather than asking your children to stop playing computer games, ask them to play outdoors. That will be easily accepted by child.
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