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Medanta- Mediclinic Defence Colony

Multi-speciality Hospital (Internal Medicine Specialist, Rheumatologist & more)

E-18, Delhi Delhi
9 Doctors · ₹600 - 1200
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Medanta- Mediclinic Defence Colony is known for housing experienced Gastroenterologists. Dr. Sanjiv Saigal, a well-reputed Gastroenterologist, practices in Delhi. Visit this medical health centre for Gastroenterologists recommended by 52 patients.


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E-18, Delhi
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Doctors in Medanta- Mediclinic Defence Colony

Dr. Sanjiv Saigal

CCST (Gastroenterology), D.M.(Gastroenterology), DNB (Medicine), INLAKS (Fellow in Hepatology & Liver Transplant), M.D. (Internal Medicine), MAMS(Gastroenterology), MBBS, MRCP
29 Years experience
900 at clinic
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Dr. Rajiva Gupta

DNB, MBBS, MD (Medicine), MRCP (UK)
31 Years experience
1200 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. Praveen Chandra

D.M. (Cardiology), M.B.B.S., M.D. (General Medicine)
32 Years experience
800 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. G Geeta Krishnan

BAMS, MD (Ayurveda)
23 Years experience
600 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. Neelam Mohan

D.N.B, Diplomate of National Board of Paediatrics, FACG, Fellowship in Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Fellowship in Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, FIAP, FIMSA, Fellow, FRCPCH Fellow, M.B.B.S.
29 Years experience
1000 at clinic
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Dr. Lalitha Shekhar

MBBS, MD -Medical Genetics
Internal Medicine Specialist
45 Years experience
1000 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. Narmada Prasad Gupta

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Urology
General Surgeon
48 Years experience
1200 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. Adarsh Chaudhary

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon
40 Years experience
900 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. R.R. Kasliwal

MBBS, DM - Cardiology, MD - Internal Medicine
45 Years experience
800 at clinic
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Ways To Treat Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome in Children!

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
Ways To Treat Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome in Children!

Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is characterized by periodic bouts of nausea and vomiting that happens at cyclical intervals. It affects all ages, but is more common in children. The condition is quite stereotypical in that there are paroxysms or bouts of vomiting that is recurrent and follows days of normal health.

Causes: There is no definite reason identified, but it is said to have a strong hereditary correlation. Studies have shown mitochondrial heteroplasmic (abnormal growth of mitochondria, which is a cellular component) to be one of the factors that can lead to CVS. The genetic correlation, however, is very difficult to establish, specifically because vomiting and nausea are common symptoms that occur with most conditions in children. And CVS is most commonly noted with conditions like infections and emotional excitement. Infection could be either tooth decay or sinusitis or anything else. Lack of sleep, anxiety, holidays, allergies, overeating, certain foods, menstruation - a host of factors have been shown to induce CVS. There is also a strong association with migraine and conditions that lead to excessive production of stress hormones.

Symptoms: The syndrome (a group of symptoms) usually has 4 phases:

  1. Symptom-free interval phase: The child is completely normal in this phase, which happens in between bouts.
  2. Prodromal phase: Prodrome is an indication that a disease or a condition is about to happen. In CVS, this is usually nausea and abdominal pain that can last from a few minutes to a few hours. Treatment in this phase can curb the disease. However, there could be some children in whom this may not manifest and the child may directly start with vomiting.
  3. Vomiting phase: Repeated bouts of paroxysmal vomiting happen associated with nausea, exertion, fatigue, and drowsiness.
  4. Recovery phase: As the nausea and vomiting begin to subside, which may take a couple of days, the child returns back to normal slowly. However, the lethargy and energy levels will take a couple of days to return to normal.

Treatment: Treatment again depends on the severity and the phase at which it is being recognized. If a child has repetitive bouts, then the parent and the doctor would have identified a pattern to it.

  1. If the causative agent has been identified, for instance, infection or migraine, then managing that takes care of the CVS also.
  2. If identified during the prodromal phase, again it can be managed with suitable anti-emetic medications.
  3. If identified after full onset, rest and sleep and medications to control nausea and vomiting are required. Adequate hydration with electrolyte replenishment and sedatives can provide additional support.

However, in most cases of childhood CSV, the pattern will be identified and that helps in better management, both the child/parent and the podiatrist.

Depression - Did You Know It Is Related With Food?

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Jammu
Depression - Did You Know It Is Related With Food?

Depression is a clinical, mental, and emotional condition that may give rise to feelings of hopelessness and chronic sadness. It slows down the way people process everyday activities and leads the patient to a sense of constant gloom and doom. It is a disabling mental condition as per WHO, and may be caused due to reasons like genetics, changes in the balance of hormones, stress, grief, trauma and prolonged, chronic physical ailments. Depression is also connected with food and nutrition. Do you want to know how? 

Read on to see the three ways in which food and depression are connected. 

*  Severity and Duration: Depression is a mental illness that signifies an imbalance in the hormones and the emotional faculties in the brain. Nutrition is the fuel that keeps the brain and body in prime working condition. When a depressive state sets in or becomes emotionally rooted, then nutritious eating and a proper diet take a back seat as the patient succumbs to a state where he or she is not concerned about the food intake. As a result, the brain and hormonal balance get further affected. This can have an adverse effect on the severity and the duration of the depressive mode, which makes it all a vicious cycle of sorts. Poor appetite, not having proper meals, skipping meals, eating junk, avoiding social settings where food will be served, and even emotional eating are all outcomes of depression too.

*  Eating Disorders: Many patients who have eating disorders often experience deep rooted and chronic depression. Since despondency and hopelessness are the main characteristics of depressive behaviour, the outcome is that the patient tries to behave in a way that seeks approval. And in all this, the patient usually thinks that he or she is not 'good enough'. In such a scenario, the patient may start trying out fad diets and eventually fall prey to eating disorders like Bulimia that make the patient overeat and then vomit. These eating disorders usually come with phases of binge eating, throwing up, starving and then repeating the cycle again. Eating in secrecy is also a symptom of this condition.

*  Nutrition to Fight Depression: Nutrition and proper food intake can build a sense of resilience by first of all improving the overall physical condition of the patient. This can take care of a lot of angst even as the minerals and vitamins travel to the brain for better functioning in the long run.

Ensure that you eat right as a part of your therapy for depression. This is as good as taking your medication on time!

Stricture Urethra - Surgical Options That Can Help Treat It!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Urology
Urologist, Lucknow
Stricture Urethra - Surgical Options That Can Help Treat It!

The tube transporting urine from the bladder out of the body is known as the urethra. Under normal circumstances, this tube is wide enough for urine to flow freely but in some cases, one or more section can get narrowed and restrict the flow of urine. This may be diagnosed as a urethral stricture. This length of this stricture can range from 1 cm to affecting the entire length of the urethra.

This is caused by scar tissue or inflammation of tissue in the urethra. While this is a common condition that affects men, it is rarely seen to affect women. An enlarged prostate, exposure to STDs like gonorrhoea or chlamydia, suffering from an infection that causes urethral inflammation and irritation or having had a catheter recently inserted can increase the risk of suffering from a urethral stricture. An injury or tumour located near the urethra can also cause this condition. Hence, preventing this condition is not always a possibility.

Common symptoms to look out for include:

  1. Inability to urinate
  2. Reduction in the flow of urine
  3. Increased urge to urinate frequently
  4. Pain while urinating
  5. Urinary incontinence
  6. Abdominal pain
  7. Swelling of the penis
  8. Discharge from the urethra
  9. Blood in the urine or semen
  10. Dark urine
  11. The bladder feeling gull even after urinating

A physical examination and tests that measure the rate of urine flow and chemical composition of the urine can help a doctor determine a diagnosis of urethral strictures. You may also need to undergo STD tests and a cystoscopy. An X-ray may also help locate the stricture. The treatment for this condition depends on the severity of the symptoms.

Non-surgical treatment for this condition involves using a dilator to widen the urethra. However, there is no guarantee the blockage will not recur at a later date. Alternatively, a permanent catheter may also be inserted.

There are two forms of surgical treatment for a urethral stricture.

  • Open urethroplasty: This involves removing the infected or scar tissue and restructuring the urethra. The results of this procedure depend on the size of the blockage. It is usually advised only in cases of long, severe strictures.
  • Urine flow diversion: In the case of a severe blockage and damage to the bladder, the doctor may advise rerouting the flow of urine to an abdominal opening. This process involves connecting the ureters to an incision in the abdomen with the help of part of the intestines.
  • Endoscopic cutting of stricture ( D.V.I.U.): A thin tube with a camera (endoscope) is inserted into the urethra to visualize the stricture. DVIU may be repeated if the stricture recurs, however, after the third treatment or recurrence of the stricture less than three months after the procedure, repeat DVIU offers no long-term success.
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6 Mistakes in Self-Treating Your Acne!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Dermatology, FRGUHS (Cosmetology), DNB - Dermatology & Venereology
Dermatologist, Mumbai
6 Mistakes in Self-Treating Your Acne!

Acne is a very common problem that affects people, mostly teenagers worldwide. The problem of acne can be extremely annoying, making most of the people to opt for self medication. However, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist to avoid unwanted complications. The following common but serious mistakes should be avoided while self-treating acne:

  1. Fight acne the dermatologist way: During adolescence, hormonal imbalance is one of the major factors resulting in acne. However, factors like prolonged illness, pollution, dermatological problems cannot be sidelined either. It should be noted that acne is an inflammation which needs proper investigation. A dermatologist should be consulted at the very onset. Use of any medicated lotions or creams without proper recommendation can aggravate the problem.
  2. The lesser the better: Using too many products at a time will do you more harm than good. Use one product at a time. If you think a product can magically treat your acne in a day, then you are in for some disappointment. Optimism is good, but being realistic is better. Not all products show positive results in a day. One needs to have patience. Use the product diligently for a week before trying out a new product.
  3. Complete what you started: It is a crime to stop any medications mid way. Complete the full course of the medication, even if your acne is fully treated. 
  4. Popping away to ugly spots and scars: Popping or picking only worsens the inflammation and acne. It will leave your face with some really ugly spots. When the acne head turns white, do not try to squeeze it out. Show some resilience. It is a very common mistake that should be strictly avoided.
  5. Exfoliants should be chosen carefully. Understand your skin type well. Micro-beads-enriched exfoliants are the best to use. Avoid scrubbing or over washing the face. Always use a sunscreen before stepping out in the sun. If you are into make-ups, remove them before retiring to bed. Use make-ups that suit your skin type. Minimal application of make-up is advisable in case of acne.
  6. Many well-wishers might suggest innumerable acne treatments. Listen to all, but choose what you feel and know is the best.

A flawless and acne-free face is very much achievable. 

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Thyroid Surgery - When To Go For It?

FIAGES, FMAS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Pune
Thyroid Surgery - When To Go For It?

Thyroid is a small butterfly shaped gland, which  is present at the lower frontal region of the neck, right beneath the voice box. It produces hormones which regulate metabolism (the breakdown of food by the body to convert it into energy). It even plays a pivotal role in boosting organ functions as well as in helping the body to sustain heat. However, too much of hormone production by the thyroid gland might yield structural problems, for instance, growth of nodules (abnormal tissue growth) or cysts (non-cancerous sac-like structures containing fluid) and swelling. Hence, a thyroid surgery is a must once these problems occur. The surgery, administered with general anesthesia, eliminates the thyroid gland either wholly or partially.

Why do you need surgery?

  1. The presence of tumors or nodules on one’s thyroid gland is one of the reasons why one should go for the surgery. Although most of the nodules are benign, few can be pre-cancerous or cancerous too. Also, those benign nodules can spell trouble, if they expand in size, thus obstructing the throat. They can be problematic as well if they cause the thyroid gland to overproduce hormones, giving rise to a condition known as hyperthyroidism.
  2. Hyperthyroidism can be corrected through surgery. It is often an outcome of Grave’s disease, an autoimmune disorder wherein the body misidentifies the thyroid gland as a foreign body, thereby creating antibodies to combat it. The thyroid gland gets inflamed in the process, resulting in the overproduction of hormones.
  3. Another reason is the enlargement or swelling up of the thyroid gland, termed as goiter. Similar to large nodules, goiter too can clog the throat, thus interfering with one’s breathing, speaking and eating.

Types of Surgery

  1. Lobectomy: This procedure calls for partial removal of the lobes when a nodule or an inflammation affects just half of the thyroid gland.
  2. Subtotal Thyroidectomy: Here, a small proportion of the thyroid tissue is left behind even after the elimination of the thyroid gland.
  3. Total Thyroidectomy: Through this procedure, the entire thyroid gland is taken out along with the thyroid tissue.
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Hello Sir/ Madam, I has piles/Fischer's.It is cured now. However there are two small gilti (hard swelling from where puss is still not drying. Can you please suggest what treatment should be taken. Regards Nitu Singh.

General Surgeon, Vadodara
Hello Sir/ Madam, I has piles/Fischer's.It is cured now. However there are two small gilti (hard swelling from where ...
If there are 2 swelling from where still pus is coming out. It could be a fistula. You need to get yourself examined by a Surgeon for first confirming the diagnosis and then planning further treatment. Piles, fissure and fistula are different diseases of the anal canal.
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My age is 27 I am suffering from vitamin D deficiency As per blood :- vitamin D total is 12.78 ng/ml. Please suggest me me what to do I need prescription for medicine.

General Physician, Bharuch
My age is 27
I am suffering from vitamin D deficiency As per blood :- vitamin D total is 12.78 ng/ml.
Please suggest ...
It's on lower side. You need to have proper nutrition & appropriate supplements otherwise lower levels may result in detrimental effect on some of the body functions. And other parameters are also to be required to be looked into.
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M 18 years old and my heartbeat is almost 100 instead of 70-80. Why?i know I am fatty and this heart rate is not well. What to do now?

B.Sc - Dietitics/Nutrition, MSc - Food & Applied Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Faridabad
M 18 years old and my heartbeat is almost 100 instead of 70-80. Why?i know I am fatty and this heart rate is not well...
Hi lybrate-user You need to reduce body fat. Once you reduce your body fat. Things will get Normal. For reducing weight I would recommend you taking customised diet plan as well as 30-40 mins of physical activity everyday.
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My face is becoming dull and I am also heaving dark circles. What to do to have fair skin.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Chandigarh
My face is becoming dull and I am also heaving dark circles. What to do to have fair skin.
No shortcut, skin is another organ of human body drink plenty of fluids, eat green leafy vegetable either raw as salad or boiled /steamed use Berberis aquifolium q homeopathic medicine 5 drops, add 5 drops water and apply on face with a cotton swab .for 3 months and report progress.
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I have piles around 1 year ago. Now the piles has gone but the anus area has become small .also when I go to bathroom after giving pressure for stool that space become small and small because of that my stomach never gets completely empty .I have seen it to doctor but doctor saying their is no problem in that area. So how can I cure this problem?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Chandigarh
I have piles around 1 year ago. Now the piles has gone but the anus area has become small .also when I go to bathroom...
Usually the size of area remains same and you must be having constipation kindly take some laxaative once or twice a week and drink plenty of fluids and take lot of fibres in your food so the major part of your food should be green vegetable soups salad and sprouts steamed or boiled vegetables, report in a month if problem persists.
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