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St Stephens Hospital

Multi-speciality Hospital (Dentist, Pediatrician & more)

St. Stephen's Hospital Landmark : Near kashmiri Gate Delhi
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St Stephens Hospital is known for housing experienced Gastroenterologists. Dr. Diptendu Sengupta, a well-reputed Gastroenterologist, practices in Delhi. Visit this medical health centre for Gastroenterologists recommended by 47 patients.

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MON-SUN
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

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St. Stephen's Hospital Landmark : Near kashmiri Gate
Tis hazari Delhi, Delhi - 110054
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Dr. Diptendu Sengupta

Gastroenterologist
Available today
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dr. Anuja Agarwal

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist
19 Years experience
650 at clinic
Available today
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Dr. Hitesh Kumar Arya

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
General Physician
19 Years experience
550 at clinic
Available today
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dr. Anoop Kumar Bangroo

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Paediatric Surgery
Pediatrician
30 Years experience
550 at clinic
Available today
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dr. Chandana Lata Kala

BDS, MDS - Periodontology and Oral Implantology
Dentist
8 Years experience
650 at clinic
Available today
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Dr. Daljit Singh

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology
Anesthesiologist
38 Years experience
650 at clinic
Available today
10:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Dr. Prassan Vij

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DNB - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gynaecologist
22 Years experience
550 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. Rakesh Sharma

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology
Anesthesiologist
13 Years experience
650 at clinic
Available today
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Dr. Ridhima Sharma

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology
Anesthesiologist
10 Years experience
650 at clinic
Available today
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Dr. Navjeet S. Alhuwalia

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB - General Medicine
Cardiologist
29 Years experience
500 at clinic
Available today
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Dr. Leiyami Kasar

MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician
12 Years experience
650 at clinic
Available today
11:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Dr. Amit Takkar

MBBS
General Physician
5 Years experience
650 at clinic
Available today
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Dr. Gaurav Kr. Mittal

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist
11 Years experience
650 at clinic
Available today
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Dr. Mandeep Singh Bajaj

MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics
Orthopedist
13 Years experience
650 at clinic
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Dr. Sumit Gupta

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist
11 Years experience
500 at clinic
Available today
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Dr. Avinash Sharma

MBBS, DNB ( General Surgery )
General Surgeon
13 Years experience
550 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. K.K. Talwar

MBBS
Cardiologist
550 at clinic
Available today
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dr. Amod Kumar

MBBS, MD - Community Medicine, M.Phil-Health Systems Management
General Physician
30 Years experience
500 at clinic
Available today
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Dr. Dinesh Kumar Singal

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist
32 Years experience
650 at clinic
Available today
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
550 at clinic
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04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
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Can Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Be Dealt With?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Can Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Be Dealt With?

Are you suffering from seasonal depression triggered by the change in season? This condition is known as seasonal affective disorder or SAD and primarily occurs during the winter. It usually starts when the days start getting colder and shorter. SAD requires treatment as it limits an affected person’s ability to smoothly carry out his or her everyday activities. Here are the several methods by which SAD can be treated or dealt with:

  1. Light therapy boxes: Light therapy boxes emit light which mimics sunshine in a particular way. This helps in recovery from SAD. The light from these therapy boxes are brighter than normal light bulbs and are of various wavelengths. The patient is required to sit in front of a light box for a period of 30 minutes every day. As a result, the circadian rhythms of the body get stimulated and the natural release of melatonin is suppressed. Light therapy is very effective when undertaken in the morning after waking up. It is a very common treatment used to cure SAD.
  2. Dawn simulators: Dawn simulators help in the management of SAD. These are devices which work as alarm clocks. However, instead of waking you up abruptly by means of a beep or loud music, they produce light which increases in intensity gradually, just like the sun. There are several models of dawn simulators which are available in the market. You should choose a dawn simulator, which uses a full spectrum light. This form depicts natural sunlight. For people with mild SAD, dawn simulators are as effective as light therapy.
  3. Consult a doctor: SAD is a type of depression and it is recommended that you to consult a psychiatrist. Several screening questions are asked to a patient to determine his/her level of depression. A doctor will also observe whether your depression is because of SAD or any other factor.
  4. Antidepressants: In case, psychotherapy or light therapy fails to cure your SAD and the accompanied depression, you should take prescribed antidepressants. These medicines might help in overcoming your seasonal depression. Try to avoid medicines which make you feel sleepy. If you have SAD, you should take antidepressants every winter and not just during the winters when you feel the blues.

It is very important for you to recognise the symptoms of SAD when they start showing, and consult a doctor immediately. This will prevent the symptoms from escalating and you will be able to get early treatment.

10 Ways You Need To Prepare Your Body Lift Procedure!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Visakhapatnam
10 Ways You Need To Prepare Your Body Lift Procedure!

It is an unfortunate matter that many people, who choose to lose massive amounts of weight, are often bound to bear its side-effects. They are left with saggy skin, unpleasant deposits of fat, etc. They often get an unpleasant body and face great difficulty in finding the right clothes for themselves. You may also develop skin infections and general discomfort, but there is no need to worry.

Plastic surgery has a unique solution to all these problems. Body lift surgery is the best method to get rid of these problems. It is best for patients with excess skin, fat, and tissues that are visible after weight loss. This technique can be applied to the upper, mid or lower body, depending on the location of the excess fat or skin. Sometimes, a combination of these methods is done to get best results.

The method is highly customizable. If you believe that you need body lift surgery, then consult an experienced practitioner for getting effective results. But there are certain points that you must remember before undertaking this surgery. Here’s how you need to prepare yourself for the surgery:

  1. You should have lost between 30 and 50% of your peak weight.
  2. You must suffer from drooping skin or fat.
  3. You should have a stable weight and remember that fluctuations can interfere with the technique. It is advisable that you must wait for at least two years after reaching your weight loss goals. It helps your skin to adjust and adapt to the changes.
  4. Be in good health before undertaking the surgery as you will have to go through general anaesthesia.
  5. Keep your pregnancy plans at a bay. Don’t get pregnant after the surgery is done. It will reverse the effects.
  6. You must be committed to following an excellent nutrition and diet chart. You must exercise and take a balanced diet to avoid fat deposition. It is also advisable that you take protein-rich diet to accelerate your recovery process.
  7. Do not smoke or indulge in excessive alcoholic drinks.
  8. Have a realistic approach towards the results. Don’t keep yourself in the fanciful fairytale world of absolute perfectness. Although your surgeon will do his or her best, you may have scars from your incisions. There is also a possibility that your skin may begin to sag with ageing. Therefore, don’t get depressed.
  9. If you have lost massive weight via some surgery, you might require the permission of your specialist first before undertaking this surgery. He or she will consult with your surgeon and find the best technique for you.
  10. You will need to check your medical records and conduct physical tests before the surgery.

Infertility And Its Impact On Mental Health!

MSc, PGDGC, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
Infertility And Its Impact On Mental Health!

For women, less than thirty five years of age, infertility is characterised as the powerlessness to conceive a child after one year of unprotected sex. For women matured thirty five to forty years, it is characterised as a failure to conceive after six months of unprotected sex. For women beyond forty years of age, it is the failure to conceive after three months of unprotected sex. Infertility is also, the powerlessness to conceive a pregnancy to term, for example, in cases of unfortunate miscarriage.

The reason for infertility is the problem on both genders; thirty percent is male related barrenness and 30 thirty percent is female related barrenness. However, it is not just a physical problem. Infertility can affect a woman’s mental health. This is how that is possible:

  1. Medicine reactions: Medications and hormones used to treat infertility may bring about many types of mental reactions. For instance, the engineered oestrogen clomiphene citrate (Clomid, Serophene), most of the time recommended because it enhances ovulation and increases the sperm creation. However, it may bring about nervousness, rest intrusions, mood swings, and crankiness women. These reactions have not yet been recorded in men. Other fertility medicines may bring about sorrow, madness, and irritation and concentration issues.
  2. Cash stress: Only a very few states and countries provide insurance for infertility treatment. Expenses of infertility medications are very high. For patients who do not have insurance, the scope or the way to pay for treatment, not having the capacity to acquire treatment may add to the feeling of helplessness and misery. Indeed, even patients with the insurance plan may find that copayments or restrictions on the plan mean they should pay huge sums out of their own pockets.
  3. Decisions and results: Overall, infertility medications help only some of the patients and they get to be parents. The mental health of those who cannot deteriorate because of their thought of getting older day by day. Patients who learn they are to end up being parents might be excited, additionally should figure out how to change in accordance with new patterns and ways, both during pregnancy and after pregnancy. Women who have endured various premature deliveries, for instance, are probably going to feel restless about whether they will have the capacity to convey to full term or not. More established couples might argue about whether to experience pre-birth testing, for example, amniocentesis.
  4. Sexual desires: Infertility can also influence a person’s sexual self-esteem, learning, and execution. Many couples have intercourse as an approach to relax. At the point when sex is interrupted with disappointment and dissatisfaction, couples may lose their passionate association. The weight to perform or to have sex because of infertility medications can disengage partners and separate couples. Fertility medicines additionally make sex less stressful, as it gets to be distinctly centred around fertility instead of entertainment.

Dissociative Amnesia - Symptoms And Treatment

MA - Psychology, Certificate Course In Application of Counselling Therapies
Psychologist, Mumbai
Dissociative Amnesia - Symptoms And Treatment

In many cases, the body responds to a stressful or traumatic situation by disassociating with it. This can result in the development of a dissociative disorder. A dissociative disorder or dissociative amnesia is a mental illness that involves the breaking down of memory, consciousness, identity and perception. It can interfere with a person's general functioning, social life and relationships. People suffering from dissociative amnesia can have long gaps in their memory of the accident and the time before and after it. 

Women are at a higher risk of suffering from this condition as compared to men. It has also been found to have a genetic link as people suffering from this condition often have other members of their family who experience something similar. Manmade and natural disasters such as wars, floods, earthquakes etc that cause overwhelming stress is said to trigger this disease. 

The inability to recall past events is a primary symptom of this disease. Other symptoms include:

Treatment for this disease is a two step process. The first step involves relieving symptoms and controlling any behavioral changes. The second step aims at helping the person to recall and process their memories. Developing coping skills and rebuilding relationships is also focused on. Depending on the individual and the severity of symptoms showcased a doctor may choose to treat the patient using any of the following forms of treatment. 

  1. Psychotherapy: This form of treatment is designed to encourage communication and give the person insight into their problems. It uses a number of psychological techniques. 
  2. Cognitive therapy: Changing dysfunctional thinking patterns and their resulting emotions and behavior patterns is the focus of this form of treatment.  
  3. Medication: Dissociative amnesia patients who also suffer from depression or anxiety can benefit from medication such as anti depressants and anti anxiety drugs. However, this medication does not treat the dissociative amnesia itself. 
  4. Family therapy: In some cases, along with the patient it is also necessary to counsel the family. Family therapy involves educating the family members about the disorder and symptoms of recurrence. 

Clinical hypnosis: This type of treatment uses intense relaxation and focused attention techniques to access the unconscious part of the mind and allow people to explore their thoughts, emotions and repressed memories.

Colon Cancer: The First Signs

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Colon Cancer: The First Signs

Are you aware of colon cancer? This cancer is based in the large intestine or the colon, and the digestive system. Rectal cancer refers to the last few inches of the colon. These cancers are together known as colorectal cancers. Commonly, colon cancer starts as a small non-cancerous clump of cells known as adenomatous polyps. With time, some of these polyps may turn cancerous. The polyps are usually small and very few symptoms are observed.

Symptoms-

In many cases, colon cancer strikes without showing any major symptoms. Hence, it is very important for you to have regular screenings called colorectal screenings for detecting early problems. However, in other cases there are several symptoms of colon cancer and bleeding is the first one of them. Tumours may bleed in small amounts and the evidence of bleeding in only found during chemical stool testing. When the tumours grow larger, other symptoms are slowly observed. They are as follows:

  1. Change in Bowel Movements: Several symptoms such as diarrhoea, constipation and bowel incontinence are likely to be observed.

  2. Blood in Stool: This is the most alarming symptom of colon cancer. However, the presence of blood in the stool does not always indicate cancer, as other problems such as haemorrhoids, ulcers and ulcerative colitis also cause bleeding in the digestive tract.

  3. Unexplained Anemia: Anemia is the shortage of red blood cells, which help in carrying oxygen all over the body. In case you experience anemia, you will feel sluggish and tired. You will be exhausted in such a way that even rest will have no impact.

  4. Other Symptoms: More symptoms such as vomiting, fatigue, unusual weight loss and unusual stomach or gas pain are also likely to be experienced which indicate colon cancer.

The Importance of Screening for the Prevention of Colon Cancer-

Colon cancer does not cause symptoms in an early stage and the major symptoms start appearing in the advanced stage. It is recommended for all people above the age of 50 to undertake regular colon cancer screenings. In case of people having a family history of colon cancer, and people with certain risk factors, screening should be undertaken at an early age after being approved by a doctor.

When diagnosed at an early stage, the five-year survival rate of colon cancer is around 90%. However, in the cases where colon cancer spreads outside the colon, the survival rates get reduced. It is important for you to consult a doctor on experiencing any symptoms of colon cancer.

Hip Replacement Surgery - Benefits Of It!

DNB (Orthopedics), Fellowship in Joint Replacement, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Jaipur
Hip Replacement Surgery - Benefits Of It!

Human bones are continuously being removed and formed, which is necessary for its proper maintenance. However, in certain cases, especially with aging, some bones and joints will be worn down to an extent where the body will not be able to reform them. This is especially true in the case of hips, which may become worn due to age or other problems within the body. 

Hip replacement surgery
When this happens, a hip replacement surgery can be performed to replace the original joints with a prosthesis or artificial hip, which is usually made out of metal or a specially formed composite material or even a combination of the two. Along with other parts, it replaces the natural hip with an artificial hip to restore mobility and other related functions.

Benefits of hip replacement surgery:

  1. Lessening hip pain: This is one of the major factors as well as symptoms of requiring hip replacement surgery. Due to the grinding down of the bones, even the slightest movement causes pain and after the surgery and the recovery period, the pain is lessened.
  2. Correction of bone deformity: When the bones grind down and are abnormally reformed, deformities may occur reducing mobility. Artificial hips will ensure that deformities are corrected and resulting problems are thus eliminated.
  3. Return to normal activities: This is possibly one of the primary advantages of this surgery, although it entails a long recovery period. However, most patients can get back to their normal activities and are able to resume a pain free life.
  4. Ability to have painless sleep: Many people who suffer from hip displacements or bone deformities are not able to sleep properly due to pain. After the surgery and the recovery period, they can return to normal functions and habits, thus are able to sleep properly.
  5. Leg strength increase: Many patients tend to have an increase in their leg strength as one side of the hip tends to become very weak due to bone problems before surgery. After surgery and recovery, the same side tends to have an increased strength due to the implant.
  6. In most cases a lifelong solution to hip problems: As the hip replacement prosthesis is made out of metal and if the operation is successful, it usually tends to last till the end of a person's life and this area usually doesn't tend to have problems again.

Neck And Shoulder Pain - Can It Be A Sign Of Cervical Spondylosis?

Pain Management, MD - Pain Medicine & Anesthesiology
Pain Management Specialist, Srinagar
Neck And Shoulder Pain - Can It Be A Sign Of Cervical Spondylosis?

The stabbing pain that you experience around the neck and shoulder region should never be ignored as they may indicate health problems that require medical attention. There are certain points that you need to keep in mind the if you experience prolonged pain in these areas of the body.

1. Neck injury - Your neck and shoulder pain should be seen as a warning sign that you need to take a look at the neck injury you may have sustained during a rear-end automobile accident. More specifically, whiplash injuries that happen when the head experiences a sudden backward and forward jerk, straining the tissues of the neck. 

2. Pain in these areas of the body could indicate abnormalities in the vertebrae of your neck such as herniated disc, causing added pressure on the nerves of the spinal cord.

3. Your neck and shoulder pain complaint may also point towards muscle strains. Lifestyle factors like working long hours in front of laptops or desktops leave you with no time and zero energy to exercise, resulting in serious neck and shoulder pains.

4. Your neck and shoulder pain may also indicate the problem of cervical spondylosis. This is a degenerative disc disease, which is characterised by severe pain that originates from the neck and radiates till the shoulders.

5. Even heart problems, such as a heart attack can cause pain in the shoulder and the neck. When this happens, the condition is known as referred pain.

6. Adopting an improper body posture during lifting of heavy materials can induce pain in your body parts, with neck and shoulders being the most vulnerable areas.

7. You may be suffering from a condition known as rotator cuff injury in which the group of ligaments and muscles that support the shoulder get injured during lifting or playing any sport.

To avoid aggravating the pain from becoming more severe, you shouldn't ignore any ache that arises from these areas.

3 Ways To Treat Recurrent Pregnancy Loss!

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
3 Ways To Treat Recurrent Pregnancy Loss!

Recurrent pregnancy loss refers to the situation when three consecutive pregnancy loss takes place. A pregnancy loss is a clinically defined pregnancy which ends before twenty weeks.

Causes of recurrent pregnancy loss

  1. Major cases of pregnancy loss occur due to genetic abnormalities and chromosomal abnormalities. The abnormality may occur from the sperm, egg or the early developed embryo.
  2. Recurrent pregnancy loss may occur in a woman due to ascending maternal age. This happens because of poor quality of the egg, which further leads to chromosomal abnormalities. In some cases, the pregnant mother or the father can have some gene irregularities. In such cases, the would-be-born infant is affected, and this causes pregnancy loss or miscarriage.
  3. Uterus abnormalities also lead to recurrent pregnancy loss. This may happen because of poor supply of blood to the uterus. Abnormalities in the uterus are in-born in some women and in others these may develop over time.
  4. Women having a poor immune system are likely to suffer pregnancy loss. Abnormalities in hormone secretion like thyroid or diabetes may also cause pregnancy loss in women.
  5. If a woman suffers from abnormalities in blood clotting, the chances of miscarriage are enhanced.

Testing for recurrent pregnancy loss
Several tests and examinations should be carried out for detection of pregnancy loss. 

  1. Karyotype analysis of the woman and her male partner has to be conducted. Karyotype refers to the genetic or chromosomal constituents of an individual and this test is carried out to detect abnormalities in genes and chromosomes of the parents, which cause miscarriage when passed on to the developing infant.
  2. Another test includes the evaluation of the uterus and the uterine cavity. This is done by ultrasound, saline ultrasound, MRI, hysterosalpingogram X –ray or by hysteroscopy. These tests help to get information on the uterus shape, about fibroid presence, detect abnormalities within the uterus and observe the opening and closing of the tubes. Tests to detect the functioning of hormones are also carried out.

Treatment
The treatment for women with recurrent pregnancy loss depends upon the underlying causes of the pregnancy loss.

  1. In case of patients with karyotypic abnormalities, genetic counselling is recommended, where a specialist is consulted to know about chromosomal abnormalities.
  2. Prenatal genetic studies are carried out by some couples to know about the offspring’s genetic make-up. This is done with chorionic villus sampling or with amniocentesis. A process known as in vitro fertilization (IVF) can be carried out.
  3. In case of uterine abnormalities, a surgery may be performed and medications for reducing blood clot are used if antiphospolipid syndrome is detected.

Recurrent pregnancy loss may happen due to various reasons and proper tests, and treatment procedures should be carried out for curing pregnancy loss. This phenomenon affects a woman and her partner deeply. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

Worm Infections - Signs You Are Suffering!

MBBS,MD(PGI,Chandigarh)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Worm Infections - Signs You Are Suffering!

Every parent takes that extra precaution to ensure that their child is protected. From giving only boiled and/or bottled water to multiple rounds of washing fruits and vegetables, everything is done. Despite these, when the child begins to complain of stomach ache, there is fear of a worm infection.

Types
While there are many worm infections, the four most common ones that affect children are threadworms, hookworms, roundworms, and tapeworms (named after their shapes).

Causes
Worm infections are a reality, and a child can get a worm infection by one of the following routes.

  1. By eating unclean/undercooked/infected food: There could be eggs of these worms on vegetables and fruits, and if not washed thoroughly, chances of infection are high. Also, if seafood such as fish are infected with these, improper cooking of these can lead to infections.
  2. Walking barefoot on infected soil: This is the most common way to get worm infections, when children walk barefoot in damp soil.
  3. Drinking contaminated water: Some worms breed in water bodies like lakes and puddles. Playing in these areas or eating with hands contaminated in these areas can lead to infection.
  4. Contact with infected person: Either through unclean hands or fingernails contact of an infected person, the worm infection can reach the child.

Whatever the source, once these worms enter the body, they multiply and continue to grow in the child.

Symptoms
While an upset stomach is the most common symptom, the child also could be irritable. Other symptoms that are commonly seen in children are as below.

  1. Refusal to eat, both due the stomach pain and the loss of appetite
  2. Weight loss, due to reduced food intake. Additionally, the worms consume a large portion of the consumed food, reducing what is available for the child
  3. Anemia, which is especially true with hookworms
  4. Nausea
  5. Bloody stools
  6. Dehydration
  7. Itching around the anus, from where the worms could have entered the body
  8. Skin rashes or urticarial
  9. Sleep disturbances, due to the above symptoms
  10. Frequent urination
  11. Susceptibility to infections, as anemia sets in and immunity is affected
  12. Worm testing

Stool testing including cotton swab testing and sticky tape testing are done to confirm the presence of worms.

Treatment
The good news is that treating worm infections is quite easy and simple. A course of anti-parasitic or anti-worm medicine is often used to get rid of the worms and takes about a week to clear.

Prevention

  1. Deworming is done quite commonly, though it is preferably done under medical supervision.
  2. Hygiene practices with respect to cleaning hands, toys, potty practices, bathing, bedding, clean drinking water, etc., can go a long way in prevention of worms.

Causes And Symptoms Of Genetic Sexual Attraction!

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Nashik
Causes And Symptoms Of Genetic Sexual Attraction!

In the realm of sexual relations, Incest is one of the longing social taboos. In order to curb this social taboo, many governments have introduced law banning incest. Basically, this is a sexual relationship between those who are blood-related, which is also called as Consanguineous relationship. This is also called as Genetic Sexual Attraction (GSA) which can be between siblings, half siblings, donor children, adoptees, biological mother and father, nephew and so on. This is a social evil, and experts have some remedies so that you can deal with genetic sexual attraction.

Causes:

According to an article published in Spanish Magazine AFIN in July 2013, separation of siblings for quite a long time is one of the known causes for genetic sexual attraction. At the same time, the magazine points out that there are instances that even those who are not separated have this mania of genetic sexual attraction. Some of the other interesting aspects of GSA can be explained as follows:

  1. It is said that children who grow in close proximity since their childhood develop reverse sexual attitude or imprinting with their siblings, parents and with other consanguineous relationships. This reverse sexual attitude actually suppresses sexual desire with consanguineous relationship. This theory is also called as Westermarck Effect. This can be the pointer to the question How to deal with Genetic Sexual Attraction because consanguineous relationship separated for years may not have the Westermarck Effect.

  2. It is pointed out that when siblings who are separated for long duration of time are sexually mature when they meet each other. In other words, they were not members of the nuclear family, and this long absence can attract each other for a closer relationship. In addition to this, the siblings are biologically and mentally so grown up that they have made their own hard imprint of their character, taste and so on. It is a combination of these factors that makes them an exception to the Westermarck effect.

Symptoms of GSA:

Extreme awareness about the other person, hard desire to stay or talk, distractible behavior, unnecessary talking, holding hands or touching or making use of every opportunity to have some kind of physical contact, daydreaming are some of the known symptoms of GSA.

Remedy Available:

One of the ideal remedies for those suffering from GSA is to seek help of appropriate medical fraternity in the earliest possible time. This is one of the most ideal approaches to deal with genetic sexual attraction. It is also suggested that you should ensure that the siblings meet at regular intervals. This can help the siblings to have Westermarck Effect. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Performance Anxiety - 5 Tips That Might Help

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine, Certified course in Herbal(Ayurvedic) medicine
Sexologist, Ludhiana
Performance Anxiety - 5 Tips That Might Help

Most of us our always worried sick about our performance in bed, but rather than worrying about it, we should try to invest emotionally in our relationship. Sex is supposed to be enjoyable, but it isn't always the case. If you are too preoccupied wondering about your physical appearance and your ability in bed, sex may make you feel more stressed than relaxed. This is known as sexual performance anxiety and can even get to a point where it makes you avoid sex altogether.   

There may be many reasons for performance anxiety. Some of these are:

  • Fear that you will not be able to satisfy your partner sexually
  • Lack of self confidence and insecurity about your appearances
  • Difficulties in your relationship
  • The anxiety about not being able to have an orgasm
  • A man's fear of premature ejaculation or taking too long to orgasm

Thus this type of anxiety is not rooted in any type of medical problem. Rather than medication, a change in thinking and perception is required to treat performance anxiety.

Here are a few tips that can help you: 

  1. Fight stressStress in your daily life can spill over to your bedroom as well. This can make sex a chore rather than something to be enjoyed. Recognize your stress triggers and find ways to eliminate them. Regular exercise can be very helpful in reducing stress. 
  2. Prolong foreplay: Sex does not have a time limit or there is need to follow a set of steps. Like any other activity, your body needs to 'warm up' for sex as well. Instead of putting pressure on yourself to control or release your orgasm, get into the flow of the moment and take it slow. Try getting intimate with your partner in ways that do not involve sex such as a massage or having a shower together. 

Communicate with your partner: Talk to your partner about how you feel. Understand that it is not necessary to have an orgasm every time you have sex. Talking to your partner can help ease some of the anxiety and improve your relationship. 

Talk to a therapist: Asking for help is not a bad thing or something you need to be ashamed of. Therapists are trained to teach you about how to be more comfortable with your sexuality and can help eliminate the triggers of sexual performance anxiety. 

Give up control: Do not hold yourself responsible for your erections or your partner's orgasms. To a large extent sexual responsiveness is governed by the unconscious mind and hence worrying does nothing.

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1 month back I started having severe body ache and high fever. I went to Doctor Who gave me pain killer and anti allergic and after 3 days, I was feeling good. But, after 15 days, again the same body ache and fever. I visited the Doctor Who told me that I was having viral. I was given same medicines but my family suggested to get the typhoid and blood test. I got myself checked and the report showed that my platelet count was 108000. It has been a week and I am taking juices and salads and medicine to get the number increased. Though, Now there is no body ache and my energy level is also good. How long I have to keep taking juices and following such diet.

Bachelor Of Medicine & Bachelor Of Surgery
General Physician, Delhi
1 month back I started having severe body ache and high fever. I went to Doctor Who gave me pain killer and anti alle...
Hello. Your symptoms suggested the dengue fever, which is a self limiting disease and get cured by taking plenty of fluids, NSAIDS and rest. In your case, you had 2 episodes of viral fever, one of could be dengue fever due to which you had all your associated symptoms and also the decreased platelet count. Normally platelet count normalises within a week or so after the dengue fever subsided. Along with the pain in joints and weakness, it takes around 10-15 days to completely recover from this diseases, provided you are taking proper diet and rest.
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I am a male into bodybuilding can I masturbate in one month or I should permanently quit this habit.

Bachelor Of Medicine & Bachelor Of Surgery
General Physician, Delhi
I am a male into bodybuilding can I masturbate in one month or I should permanently quit this habit.
Hii. Masturbation is completely natural and normal phenomenon. There is nothing wrong if you masturbate once in a month. It will not affect your health or your bodybuilding stuff.
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If we do sex 5 times in a day its effect the sex stamina or not or if we do a hand job.

MBBS- 1996 & MD - (OBG)/DVD/DPM/Dip.Andrology.
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
If we do sex 5 times in a day its effect the sex stamina or not or if we do a hand job.
Hello doing 5 times once a day n hand job both are Danger. Do not think this types of wrong steps. Ok.
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When I am go to the sunlight then red spot come on my skin. So please suggest me for what to do?

B.Sc (Bio), DMS (Cal), CMS , FWT, PET, DMLT (Cal), SBHM, Vacc,
Homeopath, Kolkata
When I am go to the sunlight then red spot come on my skin. So please suggest me for what to do?
I prescribed Homoeopathic medicine. 1) Santoninum:- 30. In no 30 globules. To be taken 4 globules thrice daily before food for one month. Than report and consult me.
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Hello doctors I am aisha and I want to know that how can we cure strong headache?

General Physician, Kolkata
Hello doctors I am aisha and I want to know that how can we cure strong headache?
Headaches can occur due to a lot of reasons. Initially, you can avoid the reason that's giving you a headache, like sunlight/loud noise/ smoke or pollution/ stress. If the pain is severe and you can't tolerate it, an immediate dose of paracetamol (650) relieves the pain. But best thing would be to see a doctor face to face, find out the reason and get cured.
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My age 20 and hair is getting thinner and patches are appearing what should I do? I have a massage oil which has 85 olive oil 15 extra virgin olive oil. I have castor oil which I apply to hair. Can I mix the massage oil with castor and apply to head hair.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My age 20 and hair is getting thinner and patches are appearing what should I do? I have a massage oil which has 85 o...
Hello, The main causes of hair loss are, stress, overpressure, irregular life style, junk food & inadequate sleep, regulate  your life style to overcome hairloss & dandruff ,please.  Go for meditation to reduce stress & overpressure. To nourish hair follicles. Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body to moisten your scalp. Your diet be simple, easily digestible on time. Tk homoeopathic medicine: @ Weisbaden 30-6 pills, thrice. @ JaborandyQ -20 drops with olivie oil be applied on scalp, dly. Use, protein shampoo. Apply olive oil on scalp,  weekly. Avoid,  alcohol,  nicotine,  caffeine. Report, wkly. Your feedback matters for further follow up, please.  Tk, care.
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I am suffering from dry throat and tonsils. I doubt that I have tonsil stones. How much money it takes to remove tonsil stones. please tell me.

MBBS
General Physician, Jaipur
There is no stone in tonsils however may enlarge and hard cost depend on hospital to hospital may srat from 10000+ to higher depend how big hospital and facilities.
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Hello doctor. Am 22 years Female. I suffer from lower left abdominal pain. Pain is only on left side. Thou its not severe I could not be normal. Is this due to pcos?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello doctor. Am 22 years Female. I suffer from lower left abdominal pain. Pain is only on left side. Thou its not se...
Hello, You might be suffering from gastric disorder due to irregular life style. Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body. Go for meditation to reduce your stress. Your diet be regular, easily digestible on time. Tk, homoeopathic medicines:@ Colocynth200-6 pills, thrice. Avoid junk food. Tk, care.
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