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Dr. S.K. Saihgal

Psychiatrist, Delhi

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It seems like m very much depressed. I always want isolation. Think stupid things. Real worlds seems like a story m living in. Sometimes I even take sleeping pills. And big thing is I don't feel any emotion whatever is happening outside I don't even bother . Please help . I want to get rid of this.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
It seems like m very much depressed. I always want isolation. Think stupid things. Real worlds seems like a story m l...
you have very good emotional balance. but maintain isolation it is not good.it is the reason for the depression.if you face any problem that express your closed one. the severity of the problem reduced.small problems are also irritating that time friend help is compulsory. choose any good one express your feelings. maintain always lonely it is not good for mental health. please be sociable.enjoy the social gatherings. motivate yourself every movement of life. best of luck Sonia.
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The Effects of alcohol on the Body

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
The Effects of alcohol on the Body

When you drink alcohol, it's absorbed into your bloodstream and affects every part of your body. In the long term, this can put your health at serious risk.

When you drink alcohol, it's absorbed into your bloodstream and affects every part of your body. In the long term, this can put your health at serious risk.

Even a small amount of alcohol has an effect on your body. When you drink, alcohol is absorbed into your bloodstream and distributed throughout your body. A tiny amount of alcohol exits your body in your urine and your breath.

You absorb alcohol more slowly if you eat, especially if the food is high in fat. However, if you drink more than your body can process, you'll get drunk. How quickly alcohol is metabolized depends on your size and gender, among other things.

Alcohol consumption causes physical and emotional changes that can do great harm to your body. The long-term effects of alcohol abuse are many, putting your health in serious jeopardy and endangering your life.

Excretory system

The excretory system is responsible for processing and eliminating waste products like alcohol from your body. As part of that process, the pancreas secretes digestive enzymes that combine with bile from the gallbladder to help digest food. The pancreas also helps regulate insulin and glucose.

Excessive alcohol use can cause the pancreas to produce toxic substances that interfere with proper functioning. The resulting inflammation is called pancreatitis, a serious problem that can destroy the pancreas. One of the most frequent causes of chronic pancreatitis is alcohol abuse.

The liver's job is to break down harmful substances, including alcohol. Excessive drinking can cause alcoholic hepatitis which can lead to the development of jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes). Chronic liver inflammation can lead to severe scarring known as cirrhosis. This formation of scar tissue can destroy the liver. When the liver fails to perform, toxic substances remain in your body. Liver disease is life threatening. Women are at higher risk for alcoholic liver disease than men because women's bodies tend to absorb more alcohol and take longer to process it.

When the pancreas and liver don't function properly, the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) rises. A damaged pancreas can cause the body to be unable to utilize sugar due to a lack of insulin, which can lead to hyperglycemia. Unbalanced blood sugar levels can be a dangerous problem, especially for people with diabetes. Alcohol abuse also raises your risk of liver cancer.

Central nervous system

One of the first signs of alcohol in your system is a change in behavior. Alcohol travels through the body easily. It can quickly reach many parts of your body, including your brain and other parts of your central nervous system. That can make it harder to talk, causing slurred speech, the telltale sign that someone who has had too much to drink. It can also affect coordination, interfering with balance and the ability to walk.

Drink too much, and your ability to think clearly is in trouble, as are your impulse control and ability to form memories. Over the long term, drinking can actually shrink the frontal lobes of your brain. Acute alcoholic withdrawal can lead to seizures and delirium. And severe alcoholism can progress to permanent brain damage, causing dementia.

Damage to your nervous system can result in pain, numbness, or abnormal sensations in your feet and hands. Alcoholism can cause a thiamine (vitamin b1) deficiency, which can result in involuntary rapid eye movements, weakness, or paralysis of the eye muscles.

Men and women metabolize alcohol differently. It generally takes less alcohol to affect women.

Over time, a heavy drinker can become physically and emotionally dependent on alcohol. It may be very difficult to gain control. Unlike most other common addictions, acute alcohol withdrawal can be life threatening. Cases of severe, chronic alcohol addiction often require medical detoxification.

When an alcoholic stops drinking abruptly, they're likely to experience symptoms of withdrawal, such as:


Nausea
Anxiety
Nervousness
Tremors


In severe cases, it may lead to confusion, hallucinations (delirium tremens), and seizures. Detoxification can take between two and seven days. Medications can help prevent side effects of withdrawal.

Digestive system

Alcohol can wreak havoc on your digestive system, from your mouth all the way to your colon. Even a single incidence of heavy drinking can injure parts of your digestive tract.

Alcohol abuse can damage the salivary glands and irritate the mouth and tongue, leading to gum disease, tooth decay, and even tooth loss. Heavy drinking can cause ulcers in the esophagus, acid reflux, and heartburn. Stomach ulcers and inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis) can occur.

Inflammation of the pancreas interferes with its ability to aid digestion and regulate metabolism. Damage to the digestive system can cause gassiness, abdominal fullness, and diarrhea. It can also lead to dangerous internal bleeding, which may be due to ulcers, hemorrhoids, or esophageal varices caused by cirrhosis.

Alcohol makes it harder for your digestive tract to absorb nutrients and b vitamins or control bacteria. Alcoholics often suffer from malnutrition. Heavy drinkers face a higher risk of mouth, throat, and esophagus cancers. Moderate drinking in the presence of tobacco use can raise the risk of these upper gastrointestinal cancers. Colon cancer is also a risk. Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal may include nausea and vomiting.

Circulatory system

In some cases, a single episode of heavy drinking can cause trouble for your heart. It's even more likely your heart will suffer if you're a chronic drinker. Women who drink are at even higher risk of heart damage than men.

Circulatory system complications include:


Poisoning of the heart muscle cells (cardiomyopathy)
Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)
High blood pressure
Stroke
Heart attack
Heart failure


People with diabetes have an increased risk of low blood sugar levels, especially if they use insulin. Deficiencies in vitamin b6, vitamin b12, thiamine, and folic acid can cause lowered blood counts. A common symptom of anemia is fatigue.

Sexual and reproductive health

Erectile dysfunction is a common side effect of alcohol abuse in men. It can also inhibit hormone production, affect testicular function, and cause infertility.

Excessive drinking can cause a woman to stop menstruating and become infertile. It also can increase her risk of miscarriage, premature delivery, and stillbirth. Alcohol has a huge effect on fetal development. A range of problems, called fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (fasd), can occur. Fasd symptoms, which include physical abnormalities, learning difficulties, and emotional problems can last a lifetime.

For women, the risk of breast cancer rises with alcohol use.

Skeletal and muscle systems

Long-term alcohol use makes it harder for your body to produce new bone. Drinking puts you at increased risk of osteoporosis (thinning bones) and bone fractures. Muscles become prone to weakness, cramps, and even atrophy.

Immune system

An immune system weakened by alcohol abuse has a hard time fighting off viruses, germs, and all types of illness. Heavy drinkers are more likely to get pneumonia or tuberculosis than the general population. Chronic alcohol use increases your risk of many forms of cancer.

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I get angry and upset when someone teases me or passes comment on me. I don't want to be upset or angry in these situations. Waht should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
Hi, the best thing you should do is ignore what comments are passed on you. When you will have a habit of ignoring then only you can control your anger. Yoga exercises are best to control anger.
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Dear Doctors I am 33 years old working in a bank due to pressure full job situation I am smoking 3 pack of cigarettes daily so please suggest me to quit and I am having red wine (750 ml) in daily night before sleep is drinking wine will help me in smoking problem like attack or cancer etc or shall I stop drinking wine please suggest to quit smoking and plus and minus of drinking wine As I am married before two years only still I didn't planned for baby and we are planning very soon.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
When you work time. Better to eat chicklets. Eat small tiffins. Middle of the time take some fruits. Eat small meal to reduce tension. Talk with your collegues. Develop friendly nature of work. Better to develop smiling nature in work. Be relaxed after work time with your wife. Do not smoke regularly. Slowly avoid the number of cigarettes. Drinking red wine is good for health. Better to avoid regularly. When mood disturbed that time you take. When you in good mood drink milk avoid wine. Wine is best for weekly once. Saturday night like that plan yourself. Drinking wine is not cause for cancer. Smoking cause for cancer. Avoid smoking slowly. Drink weekly once. So do not think too much about this activities. It will not disturb your family conditions. Better to plan for good baby. Be friendly with your wife and family members and friends. Be sociable. Be friendly. Do not think about too much about the health. It will not give any troubles yor health. Feel always positive it will give good motivation to your life. Ok all the best.
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Having bipolar disorder I have been suffering from hyperhidrosis causing profused sweating from both palm and feet causing a lot of inconvenience. Moreover, I also suffer from riflux oesophagitis, hypertension. I am taking the following medicines: 1. Divalproex sodium enteric coated extended release (tikoprex 500mg) & lamotrigine dt 50 mg 2. Telmisartan 40 mg 3. Pantoprazole with domeperidone.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, bipolar disorder needs to be managed properly. In fact, almost all psychiatric medicines manage mental illness. You need to take it positive and learn to live life with satisfaction. Work hard, play games, entertainy ourself, enjoy life etc. These are the steps necessary to manage your bipolar. If you worry more, the conditions worsens. Sweating of palms and feet are due to anxiety and other allied causes. God bless you. Take care.
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I have a little brother of 5 years old bt he is very weak and looks like 3 years old boy ,he gets frightened on little things noise etc what should we do to increase his physique and mental heath please.

Advance Diploma in Child Guidance and Counseling , Masters in Child Psychology, Bachelors in Child Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I have a little brother of 5 years old bt he is very weak and looks like 3 years old boy ,he gets frightened on littl...
To deal with the young children. It is important to observe the behaviour. To understand why your brother gets uneasy with loud noise. It can be understood while personal meeting.
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What kind of pill would be best for a severe stress, anxiety level and also help with depression?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
What kind of pill would be best for a severe stress, anxiety level and also help with depression?
To manage severe stress and anxiety, it is best to learn how to manage it by knowing yourself and your environment better so that you know who/ what can help/not help you. This is known as swot analysis and a counsellor would be able to help you with this. Also you can benefit from replacing unhealthy and negative thinking with positive and optimistic thoughts which are helpful to manage anxiety and depression. A combination of medicine, counselling, exercises, diet, life style changes and good sleep is needed to help you reduce your anxiety and depression (if you have been diagnosed earlier by a professional) otherwise I would suggest that you don't label your self with such terms as it'll affect your confidence levels. Just telling yourself that you are going through a tough time in life and are feeling disappointed will reduce the emotional burden.
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Sir I am 24 years old. I have regularly pain in my back, thighs, anus and legs. But also have stress.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Sir I am 24 years old. I have regularly pain in my back, thighs, anus and legs. But also have stress.
Di stretching exercise of spine and kegs and do strength exercise and tk physiotherapy treatment for pain relief immediate for continue pain.
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Sir/madam I have a bad habit of smoke weed how can I quit to smoke weed please suggest some tips. And their have a some medicine to quit this habit?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I feel really happy for you guys who have guts to digest the truth that you have an addiction and I am very much sure that guys like you although understand the disatrous effectss of smoking weed but out of their craving or compulsion are unable to do so.But I wll try to figure out a clear picture in front of you and let you decide how to quit this habit as I think you are strong enough to quit this habit as you have a strong mind to accept this addiction. 1.Ashwin,you are just 20 now nd you must have started smoking weed way back ,Just think it yourself that was this the age to start smoking.This Is the age to relish your time,your age,free from all tensions just enjoying your Parents luxuries but you opted the other way,putting yourself into the darkness of such habit forming drugs .You just think how much money of your parents you have wasted till now. 2.Just see the poor people around you who cant make up for one time meals.Just think that if you were not smoking ,how many of them would you have fed during last 2 years and try to feel that happiness that you must have got and now you are deprived off. 3. Tell your friends, family, and other people you’re close to that you’re trying to quit. They can encourage you to keep going, especially when you’re tempted to light up. I suggest you to join a SUPPORT GROUP of people who have quit smoking weed by hearing their experiences with you. 4..You can quit. All you need is the proper motivation. Maybe a visit to a pulmonary clinic might help. Take a long look around at the people in the lobby. Many of them are like you (and me), they smoked for years and always had the excuse that it was just too hard to quit. Just think, if you keep lighting up, you can end up just like them. If you really want an eye-opener, go to a hospital and volunteer your services for a month or so. Every time you try smoking weed, you get one step closer to that for an end. Be strong. You can beat this habit just like millions of people do every year. You just need a stronger reason to quit - at least a stronger reason that the one you use to defend your smoking. Good luck. I know what it feels like to be on both sides of this thing. 5.. It's important for you to reprioritize your spare time that would have been spent smoking. Try a new hobby, get out and & walk/exercise, read ... anything. Remember that cravings only last a couple of minutes. 6.Homoeopathic medicine DAPHNE INDICA 1X( Wilmar Schwabe India) Chew 2 tab 3 times daily AVENA SATIVA Q ( Dr RECKEWEG) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water twice daily To start with start early morning Brisk walking for 30 minutes and breathing deep while walking. ALOM VILOM PRANAYAM daily for 15 minute any time during the day. Report after 30 days
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My heart beat suddenly becomes fast like 90 beats per second! Some times I drink bear! Bt in limited quantity! When I run then my beats like 110 or 115 beats per send! So tell me some remedies to control this!

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My heart beat suddenly becomes fast like 90 beats per second! Some times I drink bear! Bt in limited quantity! When I...
It is natural for heart beat to go up during exercise and when you get used to it the beat will stabilise as a precaution get tests for heart done like halter and blood for sugar and lipids and get back here with reports. You will get more guidance.
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I was a drunkard, now slowly reduced consumption of alcohol. I was having piles complaint, but somehow managed with some homeo medicine. I am now in my sixties. Fortunately not having sugar, bp etc. But one of colleague got married and having a male child aged 6, running 34 years of age is addict to alcohol. How can I be helpful him?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The proof is in the pudding. Show him how much it has affected your life and that you can help him in this situation. You must, however, give up liquor completely to really feel safe that you are out of your own addiction. In fact your friend may just turn around and tell you exactly that. But I really like your intention and it is bound to have an effect, if your addiction was very severe and you have managed to reduce it to this extent. So do offer all the support and be there for him to see him through. Take him for de-addiction either to a hospital or rehabilitation center and then he will find it easier. He needs to avoid the company of his drinking friends, places, occasions, and events to help him in the first 21 days of his abstinence. He must seek professional help and stay with the therapy until he is out of it completely. That might take up to 3 years to be absolutely sure. Will you stand by him until then? super.
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I am an aspiring actor. But I have a stage fear. I become conscious during performance. Please give me some advice to overcome this.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I am an aspiring actor. But I have a stage fear. I become conscious during performance. Please give me some advice to...
Good Morning ~ Performance anxiety or social anxiety disorder is way too common and the most common among the psychiatric group of anxiety disorders. Cure is effective when both medical and talk therapy or counseling approaches are used and it will help with overcoming this problem sooner than later. I also believe that you may be able to learn some mind controlling exercises using yoga, pranayama and mindfulness meditation. I can certainly help with the medications part of the problem. Look forward to hearing from you. If you need help with booking an appointment online with me on this website either text, audio or video appointment for confidential and private consultation you may do so by contacting the help desk of Lybrate.
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I am suffering from pain in whole my body whenever I do something my joints ache too much its very paining please give me advice.

D.P.T
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
I am suffering from pain in whole my body whenever I do something my joints ache too much its very paining please giv...
Dear lybrate-user, just pain in body is not a problem. Check for your vitamin and calcium levels in the body. Deficiency of calcium nd vitamins increases weakness due to that you suffer pains. Take vitamins and calcium rich food. According to reports after b12 nd d3 test. Take pills.
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I am addicted of taking gutkha & khaini but want to get rid of it. How is it possible?

Diploma - Diploma - OLO - Rhino-Laryngology
Acupuncturist, Indore
Its upto you to live it or not unless n until you will not have control on or mind how other can stop its only your willpower can make you stop all this bad habits so try your to make your will power very strong then you can surely do it.
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My weight is around 135 kgs and due to depression i eat abnormally.I also find very hard to takes breaks in between two meals.What should i do to control my weight.I need to tell you that i have diabetes & hypertension as well.

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
Control ur mind and food. Take natrum mur 6x / 6 tabs daily 3 times a day. / 3 weeks. Report after 4 weeks
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I am 20 years old and I'm suffering from unnecessary thinking which leads to fear and tension. Please suggest some remedy.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am 20 years old and I'm suffering from unnecessary thinking which leads to fear and tension. Please suggest some re...
Dear user, Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety medicines alone cannot cure anxiety disorders mainly because medicines do not alter behavior. Behavior change and Continuous practice of the changed behavior cure anxiety. I suggest anxiety education, progressive counseling and progressive psychotherapy. I assure you complete cure. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you tips to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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What can be help as an anti depressant. Whisky,rum, beer or any other related to alcohol. Rather than all r not gud for health bt in my condtn I prefer to drink bt which will be better. As an anti depressant.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
What can be help as an anti depressant. Whisky,rum, beer or any other related to alcohol. Rather than all r not gud f...
Dear lybrate-user, Alcohol acts as an antidepressant at certain dose - whatever is the drink. The amount of alcohol in that drink is important. But alcohol causes tolerance - it means after some time the same amount of alcohol will not give the antidepressant effect. You may need more. In the course of time, it will give depressant effect instead of antidepressant effect. If you feel like stopping it, you get severe bodily and psychological withdrawal effects. A double edged blade. So, think before choosing alcohol as an antidepressant.
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I am 26 years old n have psychological problems. My mind is always speaking. I am also speaking with my mind. And my mind is very strict with cleaning, my mind is always thinking that everywhere dirt will be there and, I am repeatedly washing my hands, my mind is always working, always thinking about cleaning only, I can't even sleep, I have this problem from past one years, please suggest me any treatment or counseling for escape from this problem.

BHMS, M.D.
Homeopath, Pune
I am 26 years old n have psychological problems. My mind is always speaking. I am also speaking with my mind. And my ...
Hello Lybrate user, the symptoms like constant repetitive thoughts and constant cleaning and washing are symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder [OCD], this is an anxiety disorder in which a person have persistent unwanted thoughts, this obsession in mind leads to distress and certain repeated behavior or actions [like washing hands, or stuff, or repetitive checking lock etc]. Causes of anxiety disorder could be familial, genetic, neurobiological, environmental, certain life events, disturbing past etc.; natural homeopathic medicines, with zero side effects, can be a great help in the treatment of OCD. Homeopathic remedies strike at the root of problems and works towards complete treatment and cure. Medicine is selected individually on basis of thorough symptoms and detail history of patient, like medical history, causes, routine, family history, temperament etc.; such well selected remedy gives complete relief and cure. Message back for proper consultation.
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I am suffering from body pain from last 4-5 days. At night I am feeling very much cold.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am suffering from body pain from last 4-5 days. At night I am feeling very much cold.
1. Take paracetamol 500mg, 1 tablet as and when required after food up to a maximum of 3 tablets daily, 2. Drink plenty of water 3. Take adequate rest.
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I am a 24 year old, work for a multinational consulting firm. My father has been suffering from paranoid schizophrenia from past 20 years. I consider myself to be an introvert and had a rough time growing up. Should I be concerned about my overall mental health?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear , hereditary schizophrenia transfer is less than 5%. Over and above it happens never to immediate off spring. You don't have to worry. You should also not worry about your introversion. Rather you should be proud of it. Because almost all famous people, scientists etc were introverts. Introversion is good in many aspects. I suggest you to consult me online for a psychological counseling. Take care.
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