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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  ·  400 at clinic  ·  ₹200 online
Dr. Santosh Bansal 91% (71 ratings) MBBS, MTP Training, Ultrasound General Physician, Gurgaon
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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
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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
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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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.

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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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Diwali Special - Things You Must Do To Prevent Yourself From Pollution!

MBBS, MTP Training, Ultrasound
General Physician, Gurgaon
Diwali Special - Things You Must Do To Prevent Yourself From Pollution!

With Diwali, the festival of lights, the festive spirit associated with the joyous occasion can be felt in the air. Do you know what else can be felt in the air as well? Pollution! There is a startling increase in the pollution level due to the burning of firecrackers. Apart from the new clothes, sweets and being with our loved ones, the crackers are an inseparable part of Diwali. So know how you can stay safe while having the best time of your life?

Suspended particulate matter

Innumerable tiny particles called the suspended particulate matter are found in the air that we breathe. The amount of SPM found in the air determines the level of air pollution. While the safe level of particulate matter is 100 per cubic meter, many Indian cities report a level of around 1600 which is 14 times higher than what is considered safe. 

The suspended particulate matter can cause severe respiratory diseases since they can stick to the sides of the airway and travel deep into the lungs. The particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter called the PM 2.5 can get deep into that portion of the lungs where gas exchange between inhaled air and the bloodstream occurs. These particles are quite dangerous because they travel to the alveolar portion of the lungs which does not have an efficient means to remove the particles from the passage. Moreover, if the particles are water soluble, then they will eventually pass into the bloodstream.

Decrease in lung function

PM 2.5 can cause aggravation of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases while also causing premature death. The pollution level rises to a great extent during Diwali when firecrackers are burnt, and this gives the PM 2.5 level a big shoot up. People generally develop chronic bronchitis and decreased lung function among other respiratory problems.

The gaseous particles released as a result of burning firecrackers tend to stay suspended in the air. The smaller particles stay suspended for days or weeks and travel farther while the bigger particles known as PM 10 stay suspended in the air for minutes or hours. While PM 2.5 particles travel for hundreds of miles, the PM 10 particles usually travel within a range of 100 yards to 30 miles.

Blockage in the lungs

While inhaling, the particles present in the air enter through our respiratory tract into our lungs. While PM 2.5 is small and passes into our bloodstreams, the larger PM 10 particles get stuck at the sides and the narrow passages of the lungs. Also, some people have the habit of breathing through their mouth. This allows much more particles to enter easily into the deepest portions of your lungs. 

Know how you can cope with it

While you enjoy the festive spirit, it is also important to avoid any long-term health issues. So, apart from the time you are into lighting crackers, follow these simple steps to be safe while having fun.

  • When you are on the road travel while wearing a face mask, preferably N95 respirator and roll up your car’s windows. 
  • You can also check the air quality index in your neighborhood before stepping out to be sure.
  • It is advised not to exercise outdoors for a few days since the SPM will be high during and after Diwali. 
  • Do not let children play outdoors for long hours. 
  • Taking garlic and vitamin C rich foods will improve your immune system which can help cope with the situation.
  • If you have any chronic pulmonary diseases such as asthma, additional care needs to be exercised so that the condition does not worsen. 

So, this 2017, have a happy and lung-friendly Diwali! Consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I had unprotected sex a few days ago and took an I pill the day after even though my partner did not ejaculate inside me. Then again, I had unprotected sex the next day after taking the pill, but this time he did ejaculate inside me. Will I get pregnant because of this?

MBBS, MTP Training, Ultrasound
General Physician, Gurgaon
I had unprotected sex a few days ago and took an I pill the day after even though my partner did not ejaculate inside...
No ,you ll not get pregnant if you took I pill ,my advise do not take I pill frequently ,it ll disturb your period ,use other methods of contraception.
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