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Dr. Smiriti Agarwal

Gynaecologist, Delhi

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Dr. Smiriti Agarwal is a trusted Gynaecologist in Tri Nagar, Delhi. You can visit her at Agrawal Nursing Home in Tri Nagar, Delhi. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Smiriti Agarwal on Lybrate.com.

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Tips To Help You Balance Kapha Dosha!

MD -(Alternative Therapy), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Vadodara
Tips To Help You Balance Kapha Dosha!

Ayurveda states that all our bodily and mental energies are divided into three major doshas, the Vata dosha, pitta dosha and kapha dosha. The kapha dosha is derived from Earth and Water elements and is the energy required for building as well as lubricating the body to provide the body with a physical form and also provide smooth organ functioning. So, basically, the kapha dosha glues and lubricates the body into one. Kapha has qualities that include cold, moist, heavy, sticky, soft, dull, and static. A kapha person usually shows physical and mental qualities that have the reflections of these qualities.

Where exactly does kapha exist and what does it do?
Kapha is mainly located in areas such as the chest, lungs, throat, lymph, head, connective tissue, fatty tissue, tendons, and ligaments.

  1. Physiologically- The kapha dosha helps in moistening the food, lubricating the joints, giving bulk to the tissues, storing energy and relating to cooling bodily fluids like lymph, water and mucous.
  2. Psychologically: The kapha dosha helps in aspects of love, patience, greed, forgiveness and attachment.

Individuals with an imbalance in the kapha dosha may exhibit bodily disorders like sinus, cough and cold, obesity, congestion and anything related to mucous. Mentally, the kapha imbalance may lead to lethargy, depression and unnecessary attachment tendencies.

Causes of kapha imbalance
Eating kapha aggravating foods like meat, wheat, fatty and fried food excessively, indulging in eating to offset emotions, spending a lot of time in dampness, not carrying out many physical activities, spending a lot of time indoors are a few of the causes of kapha imbalance, to begin with.

Tips to have a balanced kapha dosha

  1. One should eat a kapha balancing diet, which includes light, warm, dry and rough foods.
  2. One should not eat foods like meat, wheat, fried food after sundown.
  3. One should eat in a nice, caring and loving environment.
  4. One should not indulge in a luxurious and the leisurely lifestyle.
  5. One should try and focus on non- attachment in their daily lives.
  6. One should do their own housekeeping regularly.
  7. One should make time for some introspective activities like meditation.
  8. One should try and understand the difference between being-nice and being-taken-advantage-of.
  9. One should try to have a proper sleep cycle by going to bed as well as rising early. Daytime naps should be avoided.

Hence these are some of the ways to achieve a balanced kapha. Consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Know More About Dysmenorrhea

Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Ernakulam
Know More About Dysmenorrhea

Dysmenorrhea, also known as painful periods, or menstrual cramps, is pain during menstruation. Its usual onset occurs around the time that menstruation begins. Symptoms typically last less than three days. The pain is usually in the pelvis or lower abdomen.Period pain or dysmenorrhea, is a condition affecting up to 95 percent of menstruating women.Menstrual cramps don't cause any other medical complications, but they can interfere with school, work and social activities.

  • Certain conditions associated with menstrual cramps may have complications, though. For example, endometriosis can cause fertility problems. Pelvic inflammatory disease can scar your fallopian tubes, increasing the risk of a fertilized egg implanting outside of your uterus (ectopic pregnancy).
  • Dysmenorrhea is classified into two types: primary, wherein no known health conditions can account for the painful cramps, and secondary, during which the pain occurs as a result of a diagnosed disorder, such as endometriosis or uterine fibroids.The findings of a new study have shown that the intensity and duration of period pain can be reduced by up to 50 percent by administering manual acupuncture.

3 Problems Associated With Sex If You Are On Chemotherapy

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, D.P.M - Sex-Psychotherapy
Sexologist, Surat
3 Problems Associated With Sex If You Are On Chemotherapy

Cancer is the scourge of the modern era with increasing cases being reported by a significant percentage of the population with the passage of time. With the ever increasing incidences, the number of patients being treated with chemotherapy is also on the rise. This treatment however does come with its own disadvantages and although it may be effective in curing cancer, its side effects may render a patient incapable of leading a normal life for the duration of the treatment.

What exactly is Chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy is a process by which cancer cells in the body are destroyed with the use of chemical drugs. Although it is an effective form of treatment, it has many side effects as it can affect good cells as well. This is one of the main reasons hair cells may die out temporarily and a person undergoing chemotherapy may lose hair.

Sex and Chemotherapy
Although sessions of chemotherapy can damage a person's libido it may be possible to have sex keeping certain precautions in mind. Here are certain possibilities and problems associated with sex while undergoing chemotherapy.

Possibilities
1. It is possible to have sex while undergoing chemotherapy if the concerned doctor says that it won't harm the patient in any way.
2. If your doctor says you can have sex then you are in the clear, but it is very important to gauge the situation yourself along with your doctor and go ahead only if chemotherapy is successful.

Problems
1. The main problem is that the patient may not have the energy or the desire to have sex as chemotherapy can be taxing on the body. However, if you want to and the doctor says it won't cause problems, you can go ahead with it.
2. Usually doctors ask patients to abstain from sex if the cancer being treated is within the genitalia. Friction during sex may cause issues within the organs and only and only if proper healing has occurred should the patients consider sex.
3. Certain types of chemotherapy may change the lining of the vaginal walls and thus make them more prone to injury during vaginal sex and thus should be abstained from. Also with chemotherapy, the white blood cell count tends to be reduced within the body and this may leave it vulnerable to bacterial infections which may come from the partner during sex.
Moreover, It is advisable not to conceive while receiving chemotherapy, whether the cancer is with the man and most definitely when it is with the woman. Chemotherapy may cause acute imbalances within the body and may seriously affect the development of the baby and especially the mother, if she has cancer. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Sexologist.

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I feel itchy around the mons pubis and around the vulva area. My vaginal discharge looks like thick cheesy color. And also itchy around perianal area. What should it be? And how I can treat this.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
You must be having candida infection .you can apply surfaz - SN ointment locally ,if not relieved you can get back.
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Menstruation of daughter is irregular. Sometimes one time in six months. She is now 25 years old.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Menstruation of daughter is irregular. Sometimes one time in six months. She is now 25 years old.
She needs to get a pelvic USG done with a hormonal profile- FSH,LH,TSH,PROLACTIN. Treatment will depend on these results
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Regular intake of medicines like unwanted 21 for 1 year or 2 years to prevent pregnancy. Is it safe? No future problem in conceiving baby?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Regular intake of medicines like unwanted 21 for 1 year or 2 years to prevent pregnancy. Is it safe? No future proble...
No it is not safe and should not be used ,stop it here itself as it can lead to very damaging effects on fertlity due to harmonal disturbance, and difficulty in concieving too ,for more details you may get back to us on a private consultation.
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Fibroid Tumours: Know Everything About It!!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Fibroid Tumours: Know Everything About It!!

A fibroid tumour is made up of muscle cells that have escaped and come together to create a knot or a mass in the uterus. These tumours can occur due to a family history, and are usually known to occur for women patients nearing menopause. One of the most common symptoms is unusually heavy menstrual cycles. Let us walk you through the rest of the details.

Types: Fibroid tumours can be of three types, mainly depending on the location. While submucosal fibroids can be found just under the lining of the uterus, intramural fibroids can be found between the muscles that lie on the walls of the uterus. Finally, the third type - subserol fibroids - go beyond the uterine wall to enter the pelvic cavity. 

Symptoms: Usually, there are no symptoms of these kinds of fibroids. There may be heavy bleeding during the monthly menstrual cycle, as well as swelling and pain in the abdomen. Also, prolonged bleeding is common when these kinds of tumours are present in the body. 

Cause: Fibroid tumours are mostly caused due to an overgrowth of the cells beyond the muscular walls that line the uterus. In such cases, the growth is further fuelled by hormones like estrogen and progesterone. These hormones are usually at their highest level in the body, during the child bearing years of a woman. During menopause, these tumours are known to shrink before they eventually vanish. It is very rare to find malignancy in such tumours. 

Risk: Are you at risk? Well, that depends on your age, family medical history, weight and in some cases, even the ethnicity. These tumours are mostly found in women who are between the age of 30 to 40 years and continues through menopause. Obesity is also a major reason that gives rise to this condition. Further, women of colour are known to develop this more easily while a family history can also increase your chances of the same.

Tests and Diagnosis: A pelvic exam and an ultrasound as well as a history of your menstrual cycle will help the doctor in determining whether or not you are suffering from this condition.

Treatment: Non steroid anti inflammatory drugs can help in bringing down the swelling and pain, especially in cases where there is heavy menstrual bleeding. Birth control pills and patches with hormones can also help in such cases. Further, progesterone shots and iron supplements may be prescribed. Very severe cases may require surgery for removal with a myomectomy.

Remember to visit your doctor in case you see any nagging symptoms of fibroid tumours. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.

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Hi am 30 years old and trying for pregnancy my doctor prescribed naturogest 200 mg. Is it safe to take when trying for pregnancy.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), (MRCOG)
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Hi am 30 years old and trying for pregnancy my doctor prescribed naturogest 200 mg. Is it safe to take when trying fo...
Hi lybrate-user Naturogest is a Progesterone. It won’t harm you but it is not necessary. Please make sure you are taking Folic Acid, which is a vitamin, and necessary for proper skull and brain development of the baby.
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I have planned for baby but two times my wife get periods what to do I done proper planning please suggest me I am tensed what to do?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I have planned for baby but two times my wife get periods what to do I done proper planning please suggest me I am te...
Pregnancy can occur only one day of cycle that is ovulation day so unprotected sex around that day only important. As only one day in month nature should be given 12-24 trials (12 to 24 months) before couple need any active management by Gynecologist or infertility specialist.
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