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Dr. Santosh Bansal  - General Physician, Gurgaon

Dr. Santosh Bansal

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MBBS, MTP Training, Ultrasound

General Physician, Gurgaon

39 Years Experience  ·  350 - 400 at clinic  ·  ₹200 online
Dr. Santosh Bansal 92% (103 ratings) MBBS, MTP Training, Ultrasound General Physician, Gurgaon
39 Years Experience  ·  350 - 400 at clinic  ·  ₹200 online
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Santosh Bansal is a trusted General Physician in Sushant Lok I, Gurgaon. She has been a practicing General Physician for 39 years. She is a MBBS, MTP Training, Ultrasound . She is currently associated with Dr. Santosh Bansal's Clinic in Sushant Lok I, Gurgaon. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Santosh Bansal on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College Raipur - 1979
MTP Training - PGI Rohtak - 1983
Ultrasound - Randhawa Institute Delhi - 2001
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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Chest Pain - Do You Know Why It Happens?

MBBS, MTP Training, Ultrasound
General Physician, Gurgaon
Chest Pain - Do You Know Why It Happens?

A sensation of pain in the chest is almost automatically associated with having a heart attack. While it is true that it is one of the best indicators of a heart attack, there are quite a few other things which can cause one’s chest to pain and not all need to necessarily be as time critical as a heart attack. So, what are the various things one should be aware of when it comes to pain in the chest? In order to understand chest pain better, it is first very important to understand the various types of chest pain better! So, there is a sharp pain, its opposite which happens to be a dull pain, burning, aching, stabbing pain, as well as a crushing sensation.

Let’s start with the elephant in the room, which is medically known as myocardial infarction or referred to as the infamous heart attack. This occurs when the muscle cells, which are located in the heart die on account of not enough blood flowing through the heart. In simple terms, the best way to get to know that one is having a heart attack is when the person feels a seriously crushing pain in the centre or the left side of the chest. What could be said to be unique about this type of pain is that resting does not make it better.

  1. Another condition of the heart which is often mistaken by the layman for a heart attack happens to be myocarditis. Inflammation of the heart muscle leads to fatigue and a fast beating of the heart. The person would also experience some difficulty breathing.
  2. Heart disease can come in multiple forms and one of those is known as CAD or Coronary Artery Disease. When there is a blockage in the blood vessels of the heart, the pain [which is known as angina] is caused by this blockage. The probably solitary source of good news is that permanent damage to the heart is not caused by CAD!
  3. That being said, a heart attack is a greater possibility. The pain in the chest could spread to the jaw or the back, or even the arm. The sensation is that of the body part being squeezed. The first thing to be done when angina occurs is to rest in order to lower the pain.
  4. While these conditions have focused on the heart, pneumonia affecting the lungs can cause deep chest ache. It causes a cough and chills. There is also likely to be pus from the respiratory tract which is coughed up!
  5. Asthma is yet another respiratory issue which could cause chest pain!

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Lack Of Sleep - How It Impacts Your Health?

MBBS, MTP Training, Ultrasound
General Physician, Gurgaon
Lack Of Sleep - How It Impacts Your Health?

Sleep is an activity where you do nothing, but rest. You relax your body and mind, you rest your bones and muscles and you rest your eyes after a long day of physical exertion. It is extremely necessary for you to get ample amount of sleep to stay healthy.

Otherwise there are various problems which you might have to face if you are lacking sleep:

  1. Elevates the risk of stroke: According to study, people who get less sleep are more prone to having strokes than those who get enough sleep. If you sleep for less than 6 hours every day, you multiply the risk of have a stroke four times than ordinary.
  2. Obesity: Lack of sleep can cause obesity. It usually forces you to take erratic food decisions, leading you to eat a lot of junk food. Less sleep administers certain hormonal changes which make you feel hungrier and believe that you haven’t eaten enough food. The production of the hormone ghrelin, which controls your hunger, increases due to less sleep. Hence, it may lead to obesity if you keep eating without keeping a check on what you eat.
  3. Increases the risk of diabetes: Sleep and the production of insulin are inversely related to each other. Among teenagers, the less you sleep; the more insulin resistant your body becomes. This means the body is not able to use the insulin effectively.
  4. Results in poor memory: Less sleep causes tiredness. When you are extremely tired, you are not able to focus on anything going on around you, you cannot concentrate on your work, and you get forgetful. In fact, consistent lack of sleep can even cause permanent loss of memory. This is because you are not being able to fully utilize the memory boosting ability of sleep. This eventually causes brain deterioration which results in permanent memory loss.
  5. Affects your heart: Lack of sleep can have an extremely negative impact on your heart. Less sleep also causes stress and strain to your body and mind. It results in an increased production of certain chemicals and hormones in the body which is harmful for your heart. According to a study in 2011, people who sleep less than 6 hours every day increase the risk of having heart problems by almost 48%.

It is not very healthy to sleep less as it can complicate your daily life activities. Sleep enough and stay healthy.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Please suggest. Whether diastolic BP is more dangerous than systolic BP. Because my systolic BP is 130 but diastolic BP is 92.

MBBS, MTP Training, Ultrasound
General Physician, Gurgaon
Please suggest. Whether diastolic BP is more dangerous than systolic BP. Because my systolic BP is 130 but diastolic ...
Diastolic BP is more dangerous If your age is 50 plus ,92 is not of much concern Reduce salt n fat intake.
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I want to know about complete diet plan for 1 day, how can I get fit regular. Please suggest

MBBS, MTP Training, Ultrasound
General Physician, Gurgaon
I want to know about complete diet plan for 1 day, how can I get fit regular. Please suggest
Diet plan depends on age weight n daily routine It should be a right mix of cabs proteins fats vitamens minrals.
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My son aged 8 years was always saying that he is feeling as pain in stomach and chest three days before I gave the medicine for worms as per a physician he doesn't like eating home made food always asking for wafers and butter what to do.

MBBS, MTP Training, Ultrasound
General Physician, Gurgaon
My son aged 8 years was always saying that he is feeling as pain in stomach and chest three days before I gave the me...
Eating wafers n fast food is no illness ,its habit No doctor can treat it Parents should make efforts.
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I am suffering from lake of vitamin D. please advice me. How to recover from the same.

MBBS, MTP Training, Ultrasound
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am suffering from lake of vitamin D. please advice me. How to recover from the same.
Vit D defficiecy is mainly because of lack of exposure to sun Take calcirol D3 sachet dissolved in mik Take one sachet every week ,10 Weeks.
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7 Mistakes You Must Avoid When You Are Sick!

MBBS, MTP Training, Ultrasound
General Physician, Gurgaon
7 Mistakes You Must Avoid When You Are Sick!

Bacteria and virus can flourish around you anytime, anywhere. Whether you are traveling in public transport or sitting in an air-conditioned workplace, you can catch any disease from common cold to severe viral fever.

Yes, medical facilities are readily available in order to get cured at the earliest. But, many of us still make some common mistakes which prolong our illness, and sometimes, make it worse. Well, it not only takes the persistence but basic awareness to recover completely.

Here are a few of those mistakes that you need to stop making in order to get well soon:

  1. Popping Pills: Indeed, medicines are easily available. But, turning up to a nearby drugstore and popping a pill without consulting your doctor is the foremost mistake that most of you do not realize. Such impulsive behavior can actually do more harm to your body than good.  
  2. Ignoring Nutritious Food: Feeling weak and lethargic is a part of the recovery process. Yes, it does kill your appetite too, but you need to make sure that you are keeping yourself hydrated and consuming enough of nutrients. So, eating fresh fruits and nutrition-rich foods such as chicken soup, khichdi, eggs is must to regain strength and physical stamina. 
  3. Taking Excessive Stress: Thinking about all that piled up work while taking the due rest that your doctor has recommended is really a very bad idea. Stress and anxiety will only slow down the healing process. So, focus on relaxing and getting your immunity back. Once you are fueled up, you can resume the normal activities with great energy.
  4. Ignoring The Early Signs: Having a blocked nose and headache are early signs of falling ill. These symptoms are usually not taken seriously, and people go about their day as usual, but the fact is that these signs are telling you to slow down and take time off to recuperate. So, pay heed to the signs of your body.
  5. Spreading Germs: Ignoring the symptoms and mixing freely with everyone is actually doing more harm, not only to your own self but to others as well. Others become prone to illness if you mingle freely with them. So, avoid sharing tissues, pillows, utensils or anything that comes in contact with you.
  6. Neglecting Time-Tested Remedies: Old time-tested remedies are the best way to go and people often forget them amidst the readily available prescription drugs out there. The regular intake of turmeric milk, ginger, honey and lemon can work wonders for chest congestion and cold. These will not only help you boost your immunity but can speed up the entire recovery process. 
  7. Smoking and Alcohol Consumption: Nothing is worse than smoking cigarettes and consuming alcohol when it comes to your health and immunity. So, when you are sick, try to control the urge to smoke or drink.

When it comes to convalescing from sickness, taking due care is more important than following the medications blindly. In case you have a query, please consult an expert and get answers. 

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Types And Symptoms Of Anemia

MBBS, MTP Training, Ultrasound
General Physician, Gurgaon
Types And Symptoms Of Anemia

The lack of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood is termed as Anemia. You may also be diagnosed as anemic is your red blood cells do not have a high enough hemoglobin count. Since hemoglobin is responsible for the amount of oxygen in our blood, being anemic results in a decreased flow of oxygen in the blood. 

There are 5 different types of anemia. These are:

  1. Iron-deficiency anemia - When the iron levels of the blood are lower than normal. 
  2. Sickle cell anemia - When the red blood cells are shaped like a 'sickle' and hence more fragile. This is an inherited condition. 
  3. Thalassemia - When the body does not produce enough red blood cells or hemoglobin. This is also an inherited condition.
  4. Megaloblastic anemia - When the blood does not have enough vitamin B12 and hence cannot transport hemoglobin through the body. 
  5. Hemolytic anemia - When the red blood cells are rapidly removed from the blood due to an infection, medication or disease. 

Lack of oxygen can have a serious effect on the organs of the body. Hence the symptoms of anemia are also the effects of the disease. 

Some of these are: 

  1. Lack of energy
  2. Fatigue
  3. Dizziness
  4. Chest pain
  5. Difficulty breathing
  6. Abnormal heartbeat
  7. Reduced attention span
  8. Numbness of the hands and feet. 

Anemia can also lead to a number of major health problems such as:

  1. Heart disease: Anemia is directly linked to heart disease. When the blood carries less oxygen, the heart needs to work harder to pump it to the rest of the body. Thus, people who are anemic are at a higher risk of having a heart attack than a non anemic person. Anemia can also lead to arrhythmia or a condition where the person suffers from an irregular heartbeat.  
  2. Pregnancy complications: One of the first and most vital supplements prescribed to a pregnant woman is iron. Iron is essential not only for a healthy baby but also for your own body. Anemia caused by a lack of iron can result in premature birth and a number of other complications at the time of pregnancy. 
  3. Increased risk of infections: Lack of oxygen in the blood can affect your immune system by lowering its ability to fight infections. This makes the body vulnerable to diseases. 
  4. Cognitive damage: Anemia in children can result in a greatly reduced attention span and weaken their memory. Sometimes, even when treated, this can result in permanent scarring and reduced IQ levels. Fighting anemia is not hard. Consult a doctor instantly if you recognize any of its symptoms and start eating food rich in iron to fight this disease. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

 

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I'm a 17 year old with an obesity problem. Although it sounds sort of ridiculous, as a teenager, I find it difficult to mingle in the society, with others making fun of my weight. A teenager's fantasy is to flaunt a perfect body. Although it seems like a herculean task, all I seek for is a balanced diet and a workout regime that would suit me so that I can stop becoming fat and be fit. Please suggest me a workout when time I've allotted for workout is from 5-6.30 am, thanks in advance.

MBBS, MTP Training, Ultrasound
General Physician, Gurgaon
I'm a 17 year old with an obesity problem. Although it sounds sort of ridiculous, as a teenager, I find it difficult ...
Do not expect miracle Kartic ,go slow n steady ,teenage obesity is mostly because of over posessive parents love about feeding kids ,just be physically active ,nutritious low caloric food, One hr gym Take out time for fast walk or jog Take out time from mobile n computer ,not from studies Do not go for crash diet ,only reduce 25% Keep a target of 2 kg per month for three months then one kg per month Just cut augar n fat Good luck Kartik.
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