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Dt. Lata Sharma  - Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi

Dt. Lata Sharma

MSc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Diploma in Paediatric Nutrition, Bachelor of Sci...

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi

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Dt. Lata Sharma is a renowned Dietitian/Nutritionist in Patparganj, Delhi. She has been a practicing Dietitian/Nutritionist for 20 years. She has completed MSc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Diploma in Paediatric Nutrition, Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics . You can visit her at I Diets in Patparganj, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dt. Lata Sharma and consult privately on has an excellent community of Dietitian/Nutritionists in India. You will find Dietitian/Nutritionists with more than 36 years of experience on You can find Dietitian/Nutritionists online in Delhi and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


MSc - Dietitics / Nutrition - Lady Irwin College - 2002
Diploma in Paediatric Nutrition - IGNOU - 2014
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics - Lady Irwin College - 1998
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The Long and Short of Penile Extenders

MS Human Sexuality, M.Phil Clinical Psychology, PhD (Behaviour Modification), Certified In Treatment of Resistant Depression, Certificate course to be Sexuality Educator
Sexologist, Hyderabad
The Long and Short of Penile Extenders

The long and short of penile extenders

Researchers say most men who seek longer penises don't really know the long and short of their situation. 
One noninvasive technique to lengthen penises— penile traction devices — shows promise, according to a new review of research. But researchers say most men who seek longer penises don't really know the long and short of their situation.
"Penile size is a matter of great interest among men who are affected by 'short penis syndrome' or just believe themselves to have a small penis, even though the dimensions of the organ fall within the normal range," write urologists Marco Oderda and Paolo Gontero in the current issue of the British Journal of Urology International.
Oderda and Gontero, both from the University of Turin, Molinette Hospital, in Italy, concluded that for those men who have a normal-size penis yet persist in requesting treatment, penile extenders may be the way to go. Cognitive behavioral therapy may also be useful for building confidence in these men with psychological issues causing the mismatch between reality and what's in their head, they write. 

What works
Several nonsurgical methods for lengthening the penis, such as penile traction gadgets, vacuum devices, penoscrotal rings and even "physical exercises," have been popularized in the media.
To get a real picture of the science on such devices, the researchers did an extensive search for studies on the topic of "short penis" and associated treatments, ending up with just 10 studies that met their criteria.
Based on one study, vacuum devices got a failing mark, showing no significant penile elongation after six months of therapy, though the researchers of that study noted it provided psychological satisfaction for some men. Penile-lengthening exercises also had no science backing up their effectiveness.
The few well-conducted studies on penile extenders, which use mechanical traction to progressively elongate the penis, showed these devices can produce an "effective and durable lengthening of the penis," the researchers write.
For instance, a small study published in 2002 in the International Journal of Impotence Research showed a penis stretcher could add 0.7 inches (1.8 centimeters) on average to the sex organ after four months of use for at least six hours a day. The extender device showed promise in another study with six months of use for at least four hours a day. And the Golden Erect extender was shown to increase penis length in participants of a study published in 2010 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Who's seeking treatment?

Many men who are concerned with their penis's small stature suffer from "dysmorphophobia," a condition where people see some imaginary flaw in physical appearance as real — in this case a false perception of penis inadequacy, the researchers say.

And apparently this male body-image problem is on the rise. According to LiveScience's Bad Medicine columnist, Christopher Wanjek, "Many men long to have something longer, even though few have a penis that is too small to copulate or pleasure their partner. This anxiety over size is called penile dysmorphophobia, and it is on the rise worldwide as men turn to pornography and compare notes."
Urologist Nicola Mondaini of the University of Turin in Italy agreed, telling LiveScience "this trend is increasing."
That said, penile shortening is a real medical phenomenon and can be caused by so-called a radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer, Peyronie's disease (an acquired penile deformity of the erect penis) and as a result of embryonic or developmental defects. In addition, a so-called "hidden penis," caused by obesity, aging with an overlying fold of abdominal fat and skin, and a shortage of penile skin from circumcision, for instance, can also "shorten" the penis.
As for how prevalent penile dysmorphophobia is, in one study published in the International Journal of Impotence Research in 2002, 67 men with a median age of 27 came to the university hospital in Italy within a two-year period complaining of having a short penis. None of the patients fell into the category of a short penis; in other words, all were of normal size.
Sixty percent of the men said their feeling of inadequacy down there started in childhood when they noticed their friends were more endowed. Fifty-seven of these patients thought a normal penis length was somewhere between 3.9 and 6.7 inches. (10 and 17 cm). The others didn't know what "normal length" was. These results suggest penis lengthening is not the answer, the researchers pointed out in that study.
One of the largest penis-size studies involved more than 3,000 men and found similar results – that most men seeking size enhancement were within the normal size range and overestimated the average penis size. That study was published in the International Journal of Impotence Research in 2002.
So what's normal you ask? Anything greater than 1.6 inches (4 cm) flaccid and greater than 3 inches (7.5 cm) in a stretched or erect state. As for the average penis size, numbers vary depending on the study, but Mondaini says: 3.5 inches (9 cm) flaccid, 4.5 inches (12.5 cm) stretched and 5.9 inches (15 cm) 

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Dear sir Hope all well Please training how reduce bally Please tell fat My body day by day fat but huge weakness.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dear sir Hope all well
Please training how reduce bally
Please tell fat My body day by day fat but huge weakness.
u need to take a balanced diet. do exercise its a very important for this. eat more vegetables and fruits. consume less oil. eat good fats. eat complex carbohydrate.
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Diabetes and Eating Disorders - Together They're Linked!!

Practical Course In Diabetology, Post Graduate Course In Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
Diabetes and Eating Disorders - Together They're Linked!!

Diabulimia is a type of eating disorder in which patients of Type 1 diabetes intake less amount of insulin purposely, in order to lose weight. This disorder, however, is not a formal diagnosis. The disorder may be defined as disturbed eating behavior. 

Our body requires insulin for moving glucose from the blood to the cells. In type 1 diabetes patients, the pancreas stop producing insulin and glucose gets stored in our bloodstream. This causes extra stress on the kidney in getting rid of excess of sugar. The body gets devoid of glucose and the calories associated with it and a rapid loss in weight occurs. Patients develop binge eating,  with more emphasis on sugar and carbohydrate enriched foods. The excess sugar gets out of the body by urinating.

The symptoms of this disease are:

  1. Occurrence of hyperglycemia
  2. Developing a habit of eating more, but still experiencing weight loss
  3. The shift in weight may be dramatic
  4. The energy level is low
  5. Eating patterns turn unusual
  6. Binge eating
  7. Developing an obsession for food
  8. Enhanced awareness about body image
  9. Feeling anxious about the weight
  10. A delay occurs in sexual maturity or attaining puberty
  11. Occurrence of stress
  12. Hospitalization is required frequently for diabetic patients
  13. Exercising amount increases
  14. The patient tends to hide food
  15. There is a smell of ketones from the breath and urine of the patient
  16. Frequency of urination gets enhanced
  17. Malnutrition occurs signalled by hair loss or drying of skin

Health hazards of Diabulimia

  1. Diabulimia can cause a great amount of permanent effects on the body, irrespective of age.
  2. Patients with diabulimia have a risk of getting early comorbidities.
  3. Health issues similar to issues arising from diabetes are observed, but are more adverse in nature.
  4. Dehydration happens along with excess urination.
  5. The patient experiences fatigue and the level of concentration falls down.
  6. An electrolyte disbalance is caused.
  7. There may be risk of heart attack, stroke, retinopathy, neuropathy, gastroparesis.
  8. Vascular disorders, gum infections and infertility in women may also occur.
  9. In the most extreme cases, death occurs.

It has been proven by research that almost 30% of type 1 diabetes patients are the ones who abstain from or avoid using insulin in order to lose weight. This habit leads to the risk of many other fatal diseases which may be permanent in nature. Dibulimia is more common among teenage girls who suffer from type 1 diabetes and are generally obsessed with body image. Diabulimia is an eating disorder which leaves a patient at risk of acquiring many other severe diseases. It is advised not to neglect your insulin.

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I am 17 years boy. I am suffering from colic. I take many medicine. But same problem after 1 or 2 month. What should I do?

Ayurveda, Kolkata
I am 17 years boy. I am suffering from colic. I take many medicine. But same problem after 1 or 2 month. What should ...
You may start to eat 10 gms of akhroot every day , at the same time Alovera 30 ml, with half cup of water for 6 month and some more tips in lybrate on private consultation.
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Laser Hair Removal - What To Expect From it?

FAPS (Cosmetic Surgery)-USA,, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
Laser Hair Removal - What To Expect From it?

In the modern times, hair removal has become very common. Most people get a hair removal done for fashion reasons, although hair removal is extremely hygienic as well. The common hair removal methods are waxing, shaving or tweezing. The latest and the most effective hair removal method is laser hair removal


  1. Lasers are extremely useful to remove unwanted hair from different parts of the body like the face, the legs, the arms, the underarms, the bikini line, and any other area. Here are a few benefits of laser hair removal:
  2. Laser hair removal can focus on a particular portion of the skin leaving the surrounding areas. It can also remove coarse hair without affecting the skin in the area.
  3. It is a very fast method as each laser pulse takes just a fraction of a second. An upper lip laser hair removal takes about a minute whereas laser hair removal of the back can take almost an hour.
  4. Laser hair removals are mostly permanent after a series of minimum 3 sittings.

What to do before Treatment?
Laser hair removal is just not a method to remove hair, it is a complete treatment. Make sure the person who will conduct the treatment on you is a professional technician or a doctor. 
If you are getting a laser hair removal, abstain from waxing, plucking, or electrolysis for at least six weeks before going through the treatment. Also try to avoid the Sun as that can create certain complications.

What to expect from Treatment?
Before your unwanted hair is removed with laser, it will be trimmed to just a few millimeters right above the skin. The equipment of the laser treatment will adjust to the colour, the thickness, as well as the location of the unwanted hair being treated, along with the skin colour. The technician and you will need to wear eye protection, according to which laser will be used. Your outer skin will also be requiring a coolant gel or device before the treatment takes place. 
After the treatment is done you will be provided with ice packs and anti-inflammatory lotions to relieve the discomfort. Schedule your next sitting after at least six weeks. You will have to keep going for more sittings until hair stops growing.

You might look sunburned after the treatment. Moisturizing will help ease the burnt feeling. Use sunscreen to prevent any colour change of your skin. Some other side effects can be blistering (which is usually very rare), swelling, scarring, or redness. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.

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After increasing my diet also from 2 weeks I am unable to gain weight. Plzz suggest a diet plan for me I am 20. I want to grow taller and become healthier.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
After increasing my diet also from 2 weeks I am unable to gain weight. 
Plzz suggest a diet plan for me 
I am 20. I w...
Weight gain is very much dependent on genetics. Results will not show so fast. Also you cannot give time limits to your body. Also it's possible you are not eating the right foods at the right time. Eat meals at frequent intervals. Eat a mid meal between each main meal. Avoid junk foods. Include dairy, eggs, sprouts, fruits in your meals. Avoid alcohol and smoking. Exercise at least thrice a week. Even if you were to take medicines or supplements. They will not work in isolation. You have to have a calorie and nutrient dense meal.
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MBBS, Diploma In Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Dangers of Frozen food.

Frozen foods are convenient, often appetizing and a budget solution to eating out. But are you aware that frozen foods may pose a risk to your overall health? 


An increasing number of working adults who manage busy schedules and chores don't have much time left at the end of the day for cooking. Frozen meals are a saviour to these individuals and frozen parathas, fries, meats, pizzas and even frozen vegetables make up a large percentage of their diets.


Frozen meals are cleverly advertised, but examining the nutrition labels closely will reveal some chilling facts. The nutritional profile of healthy foods is questionable.


While there are some healthy brands that offer wholesome meal plans designed to help weight loss, most frozen meals contain high amounts of sodium and fat, while lacking sufficient high-fibre vegetables and fruit.


The ingredients used in frozen foods are not the same as those in freshly made meals. Many frozen foods also use partially hydrogenated palm oil that has hidden, harmful trans fats.


The sodium content is also one of the main factors that make frozen foods unhealthy. A lot of frozen meals contain between 700 to 1800 mg of sodium. The daily recommended maximum dosage of sodium is 2,300 mg. Frequent consumption of frozen foods can put people at risk of high blood pressure and other health conditions.


That's why it is essential to read the fine print. Carefully examine the nutrition labels of frozen foods before you toss them into your shopping cart. When choosing frozen meals, opt for those that have no more than 800 mg of sodium. Foods labelled as ‘reduced sodium' or ‘heart-healthy' are better options.


Avoid foods that contain creamy, fattening sauces such as cheese sauce. These foods are high in calories and saturated fat. To balance your meal, pair up your low-sodium frozen food with a salad and piece of fresh fruit. Not only will this help you feel fuller after a meal, it also makes you less prone to snacking, and will help you fulfil your nutritional requirements better.

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Physiotherapist, Chennai
Exercise and brain plasticity
Exercise can enhance the development of new brain cells that play an important role in learning and memory of adults
The process of developing new brain cells in the adult brain is called adult neuro genesis. Exercise induces increase in neuro genesis improves pattern separation by supporting unique and detailed long term representations of similar but nevertheless different memory items
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