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Dr. Ritu Punhani

Gynaecologist, Delhi

550 at clinic
Dr. Ritu Punhani Gynaecologist, Delhi
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Dr. Ritu Punhani is one of the best Gynaecologists in Tis hazari, Delhi. You can visit him at Dr. Ritu Punhani@St Stephens Hospital in Tis hazari, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ritu Punhani and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Watch What Happens When You Drink Water Along With Your Food. It'll Leave You Thinking!

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, CAFE, MMM, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification, PGCDE, PhD
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
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Sit at the dinner table, and you'd find yourself invariably extending your hand to the glass of water on the side of your plate. While you may think it's absolutely necessary to have a glass of water during your meals, the truth is this habit of yours might be damaging your health. Read on to find out how.

1. It Dilutes your Gastric Juices - When the digestive acids (acids responsible for the digestion and breakdown of food as well as for killing infectious agents ingested with food) present in your stomach are diluted with water, they bring about a slowdown in the functioning of your entire digestive system. This slowdown results in food remaining lodged in your stomach for a longer period than normal, thereby causing indigestion.

Additionally, the reaction caused by the dilution of water and stomach acids can give rise to cramps in your tummy.

2. It Reduces the Saliva in your Mouth - The same thing that happens to the acids in your stomach, happens to your saliva as well. Water dilutes the saliva, which stops the breakdown of food in your mouth. Also, your saliva is responsible for stimulating your stomach to release digestive enzymes and prepare itself for the process of digestion. By drinking water with your meals, such signals sent by your saliva to your stomach become much weaker. All these together can make digestion very difficult.

3. It Causes AcidityStudies show that drinking water with your meals not only leads to the dilution of digestive enzymes, but also brings about a reduction in the secretion of digestive enzymes. This causes the undigested food in your stomach to leak into the lower part of your oesophagus (food pipe), causing acidity and heart burn. 

4. It increases insulin Production - Sipping on water in the middle of lunch (or any other meal for that matter) causes a spike in your insulin levels just as glycaemic foods (foods with high starch or sugar content such as honey, potatoes, white bread, rice to name a few) would. When your body is unable to digest food properly, it usually tends to convert the glucose filled part of that food into fat and stores it, reason why your blood sugar levels see an upsurge.

5. It Adds to your Weight - Since drinking water causes an increase in insulin levels in your body (as the food you eat is converted to fat), it can result in the piling of extra weight on your body. This is because a weak digestive system is one of the major causes behind obesity.

Try having your meals with less salt and drink water 30 minutes before each meal to control your thirst when you're eating. This can help you in controlling the negative effects that drinking water with your meals can have on your health.

Make a wise choice and stay healthy. Feel free to ask me more questions you might have.

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In which cases are abortion pills prescribed? And what is the procedure to get one?

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Abortion pills are prescribed if their is unwanted pregnancy and girl/women wants to abort the pregnancy provided that your doctor feels that you are fit for the same and there are not contraindication. For abortion pill, you need a prescription from a recognized doctor.
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Please Help and suggestion me meri wife ko 9th may 2017 ko miscarriage hua tha doctor ne bola 12 se 15 din tak blooding rahegi lekin abi tak 8th june ko bhi thoda thoda blooding/period ho raha he or pregnancy test positive aaraha he please muje ese rokne ka solution btaye.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Pregnancy test remains positive days after delivery, miscarriage or MTP bleeding never lasts for 15 days it indicates some pieces are still retained and they're tiny, may or may not be seen in the ultrasound get a simple opd procedure of Menstrual regulation done with special syringe to sucks out pieces in one minute. No anesthesia is needed, only painkillers methergin tablets twice a day after procedure start antibiotics asap.
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Hi Doctor. I am 29 years old got married in feb. Me trying to conceive. But not yet. Why?

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Are your menses regular? if yes, then share your date of last menstrual cycle. So as to find out good times for contact.
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Sir I am 21 years old girl my body is very thin and my breast size is very low it looks like plane chest please suggest me any medicine, cream to make my figure gorgeous and fluffy.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Suggested to take stahavari kalp 1 tsf with milk 2 times. Apply regullarly shatavari _ bala tailam to the boday and brest. Do regular excercie of suryanamaskar.
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I am 30 years old. Married 6 years before. I have no children. My problem is entrometris cysts. Two month before I have ivf (icsi). But its fail. Please tell solve my problem.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Failure of IVF is common problem Kindly consult Gynecologist, IVF can be done again with success result
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One time sex karne se kya girl pregnant ho sakti hai. Please help in this regard.

MBBS, PGDUS, Fellowship In Aesthetic Medicine, Advance Course In Diabetes - USA, MD - Medicine
Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, Delhi
Hello lybrate user, yes, she can. Although chances can be decreased or increased depending upon the day of menstrual cycle but practically, she can become pregnant due to sex done on any day of menstrual cycle. But there is no need to worry, just wait for the periods to come. If she has missed periods then both of you can check for pregnancy using hcg strip (otc) and can decide together whether you want or not want. If sex time is nearby you can use ipill or emergency contraceptive depending upon the time of sexual contact.
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I'm 21 old. I have pcod, my height is 157 cms and weight is 71 kgs I want to cone down to 60 kgs. How hard I try working out I can lose only 3 or 4 kgs not more than that! can I know what can be done to lose weight?

Post Graduate Diploma In Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
For weight loss you definitely need to streamline your lifestyle by any modification that it may require like altering eating pattern, exercise and stress relief. The real need for weight loss is purely motivation from your end. Incase you are interested in getting professional help on your diet pls feel free to consult me privately online.
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Cucumber for Sexual Health

Graduate in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery ( GAMS )
Sexologist, Delhi
Cucumber for Sexual Health

Cucumber has given away to be grand for sexual stamina. I was reading an article about erectile dysfunction and what things can make it better and cucumber was on top of the list. Cucumber helps to make you last longer and it is dubbed by some as the organic “Viagra”

It has other benefits as well:

Apart from the above said benefits cucumber is also great for your health in general. It is a great digestive aid and helps your digestive track to become smoother. It is also good for removing toxins from the body. Removing these toxins from the body is also good for your sexual health so by using cucumber you get a double whammy.

How to use cucumber:

You can add cucumber to your lunch with your sandwich or just eat a bowl of green salads at night. It will do wonders to your health and you will start feeling the difference in a month or so.

The miracle juice:

Take a cucumber and blend it with some water and garlic cloves. The juice is not the most delicious you have ever had but it sure is very effective. Have this twice a day for fifteen days and you will start feeling as if you have put a new engine down there.

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Hi, I am 38 years old .5 years back I put coper t and 3 months back I removed but after that my period not come. I have taken monsoon tablets but no use. Can you suggest me what the reason.

MD - Social & Preventive Medicine / Community Medicine
Epidemiologist, Hyderabad
You may miss 1 or 2 periods since the body has to adjust. Wait for 2 months, if still periods do not come, consult a good gynecologist.
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I am 25 year old woman. I abort my baby after that my periods come late and continue its going for 3 months help what to do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Jammu
Hello lybrate-user go for a fresh ultrasound to rule out for any bits of conception left n take traxemic acid tablet which will help to stop the bleeding. U can ask for further information n details.
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I am a 26 years of old and have mild pcod but no thyroid or diabetics, My weight is 64 kg. Now I am trying to conceive, but my doctor gave me clomipure next day of cycle and myonext, fertisure for daily. Whats the chances of my conceiving?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, the chances of conception in every cycle is always 35-40%. However these drugs shall help you with the timely follicle maturation and ovulation.
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Sir I was 3 days ago fucked my girlfriend without using condom I do not know my sperm is fall or not I am not confirm so is I give her to some tablet like unwanted 72 or I pill thanks.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
As three days have already passed so now no use in giving any kind of tablet and just wait for her periods to come.
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Absent my menstruation for six months. i got treatment, i take medicine but still absence. What should I do? I am not pregnant.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, please get your fsh. Lh and amh levels done and also a thyroid profile with usg pelvis to rule out pcos, hypothyroidism or hyperprolactinemia, so accordingly you can be treated further.
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I am suffering from period pains. How to solve this problem? which food should prefer?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine dysmin (sbl) chew 4 tab 2-4 hrly depending on severity of pain during periods and report after 3 months here's a list of the best cramping-fighting foods, from bananas and wheat germ to ginger and sesame seeds. Pick your favorite anti-cramping foods and incorporate them into your eating plan before and during menstruation. Banana wheat germ sunflower seeds pineapple fenugreek seeds ginger walnuts sesame seeds spinach oats.
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My wife was having mensuration date on 10 but still not done. We hd intercourse before few days but had taken the pill. So is she pregnant? And if so we do not nid child at this stage. What can be done?

Certification in ADHD in children and adolescents, Clinical Assessment and treatment of depression in primary care, BHMS
Homeopath, Amravati
Hi lybrate-user, the simplest way is to do preg card checkup at home, if it's positive then consult gynaec, if negative then wait for 2-3 days else consult for irregular menses, thanks.
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I had sex on 26 Dec and uske baad check bhi kiya but report negative aayi hai and ab tak period bhi nai hai actually meri date koi fix nahi hai last year se mere date ke din kam hote ja rahe hai and abhi aaye bhi nahi please help me koi medicine bataye jis se ki normal Ho jaye.

DNB, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Ghaziabad
Do a blood test called serum beta hcg to rule out pregnancy. If negative, then there are many other reasons for a missed period, such as hormonal imbalance, hypothyroidism, cysts in ovaries etc. You will need to get an ultrasound of pelvic organs along with few blood tests to find out the cause of this. Please meet a gynaecologist for further evaluation.
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