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Dr. Afthab Ali

Psychiatrist, Hyderabad

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Dr. Afthab Ali Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
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Dr. Afthab Ali is one of the best Psychiatrists in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. He is currently practising at Elbit Diagnostics in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Afthab Ali on Lybrate.com.

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Since two years I am facing premature evacuation . Like 10 strokes and it's done. I am in good activities smoke occasionally.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
Since two years I am facing premature evacuation . Like 10 strokes and it's done. I am in good activities smoke occas...
Occasional smoke will not affect on ejaculation. 10 stokes it is a maximum stroke you done. Divert the mind towards other things. When you give strokes. Practice stop ad start technique. Then this problem will be solved. Do maximum time with two stokes. You have very good capacity. But you are not utilizing in a proper manner. Better to divert mind. Do not use any medication. You may addicted. After without medicine you are unable to perform so better to control yourself. Practice some techniques. Ok best of luck.
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I am 25 year old female have a stress problem. As I have lots of tension I get nerves when any body behave wrong with me. What to do?

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
I am 25 year old female have a stress problem. As I have lots of tension I get nerves when any body behave wrong with...
HI A) eat 30-40 black currants and 1 tsf of jaggery during meals… B) take 250 ml of fresh butter milk with pinch of black salt during meals. C) instill 3-4 drops of brahmi taila in each nostril at the time of Sleeping, do all these things for 15 days gives you excellent result, thanks.
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Hello sir my aged 18 I prepare for competitive exams but nowadays many hours I fall sleeping (approximately 9-10 h) but it is not good how to control sleep and concentration only studies help me sir.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hello sir my  aged 18 I prepare for competitive exams but nowadays many hours I fall sleeping (approximately 9-10 h) ...
Eat a light diet - eat more of fruits and salads, avoid fried and oily foods. Drink a lot of water and exercise daily for 45mins-1hr. This will make you more active, alert and help you concentrate. Write your GOAL on a sheet of paper and put it where it is always visible. Memory is related to understanding -Therefore, 1. Always emphasize comprehension (understanding the topic) rather than cramming. 2. Divide task into smaller chunks - make points - ask your self the basic questions - What was there in the topic, Who did what , When, Where, Why and How? If you are able to answer these questions , you will generally remember it for long. 3. Revise the points orally before sleeping. 4. Keep yourself well hydrated- have water before sitting down to study. 5. Stop studying if you feel you can't understand- Take a short break for 10 mins, have a glass of water, stretch and get back to studying Set your targets for the next day before sleeping - and give yourself a suggestion that you are fresh after 6 hours of sleep.
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I am 45 years old male and feeling heaveyness (swelling) under my arm pits and leg folds for the last ten years. My weight is 80kg hight 6. Good appetite.

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
Decrease your weight by omitting sugar, cold drinks and fried items. Go for thyroid profile and report.
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I am Santosh kr pandit. I belongs to jharkhand. I have a problem named depression. If I am going to do some work or to talk anybody then I fear and it always happened with me. So tell me .how can remove it in my body.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am Santosh kr pandit. I belongs to jharkhand. I have a problem named depression. If I am going to do some work or t...
You need to consult a psychiatrist and get you depression evaluated, whether mild, moderate or severe. Or the word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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I am from Pune. I am suffering from nothing but not feeling well I think I am mentally sick because I am very confused that what to do in right manner.

Advance Course in Neuro linguistic Programming, Diploma In Dyslexic Studies, Masters In Psychological Counselling
Psychologist, Mumbai
I am from Pune. I am suffering from nothing but not feeling well I think I am mentally sick because I am very confuse...
If you are constantly confused about doing the right thing, this is a matter of your lac of confidence. You are afraid of the consequences (result) of your actions" will it be right. This stems from the feeling" I am not good enough no matter what.
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I have undergone brain surgery 4 years ago. Since then I am facing memory problems. Suggest some effective tips to improve memory and recalling.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have undergone brain surgery 4 years ago. Since then I am facing memory problems. Suggest some effective tips to im...
This sounds like the effect of the surgery. You must go back and consult the surgeon to let him know that you are having this problem. Apart from that you may do the following, if they are permissible to your condition and state of recovery: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling.
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I lost somebody close last two years before and since I depressed and prefer for my side. So please help me how to rectify this situation.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I lost somebody close last two years before and since I depressed and prefer for my side. So please help me how to re...
It is natural to feel low and miss the person you have lost. However if it is interfering with your sleep, studies or general well being, or if you feel suicidal, you need to consult a psychiatrist. It is common to feel low, cry, feel like you are alone, or lose your self confidence. Usually time is the best healer. However if things are too difficult to handle you should talk to a psychiatrist or counselor. Confide in someone close to you, who will support you in this difficult time. Don't cut off from friends or family, even if you feel like you want to be alone.
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There are at 5 instances during each day when I feel that time is repeating itself. Like I have already been in that situation, already heard what I am hearing etc. Request you to please help me understand what it is.

It is called intusions or some hidden subconcious activity. You just ignore thoughts come to you. At that moment , dont think about it afterwords. It will reduce .
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I am taking peri cr. 25 for the last 6 months I feel better in the morning but by evening I start feeling giddy and anxiety. Ambulax m doesn't help. I am retired. But I exercise daily get good sleep. Noon and night. I don't contemplate on any issue. My children are well settled. What I can't stand is argument or long discussions. Which my wife has the habit. I take 2 drinks daily and feel better. My head is generally heavy. Otherwise I have no money problem. Have own house and cars. At times I want to break out and go uphill on my own and be by myself.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am taking peri cr. 25 for the last 6 months I feel better in the morning but by evening I start feeling giddy and a...
Hi, simple breathing exercises and yoga meditation can be used to calm tour anxiety at night. Don't run away from your anxiety accept and embrace it. Anxiety settles after sometime, learn to interpret it in non harmful ways. You can consult a psychologist for it. All the best and yes you can go uphill all by yourself and enjoy the change.
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Hi sir Plsss tell me how to clear my lungs as I quit smoking. And what are the symptoms of bad condition lungs.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
First of all congratulations on quitting smoking. That itself is a great reward because a lot of damage can be reversed. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. The primary concern with smoking and the lungs is the possibility of cancer. Smoking and Respiratory Disease Smoking can cause lung disease by damaging your airways and the small air sacs (alveoli) found in your lungs. 1, 2 •Lung diseases caused by smoking include COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. 1, 2 •Cigarette smoking causes most cases of lung cancer. 1, 2 •If you have asthma, tobacco smoke can trigger an attack or make an attack worse. 1, 2 •Smokers are 12 to 13 times more likely to die from COPD than nonsmokers. 1 Lung Cancer Signs and Symptoms (Sourced from Medicinenet. Com) Lung cancer is the most common cancer in men and the fifth most common in women, even causing more cancer-related deaths in women than breast cancer. The incidence of lung cancer is strongly correlated with cigarette smoking, with about 90% of lung cancers arising as a result of tobacco use. Symptoms of lung cancer are varied dependent upon the exact location of the tumor and the extent of its spread. A person with lung cancer may have the following kinds of symptoms: •No symptoms - Up to 25% of people who get lung cancer do not have any symptoms when the cancer is found. In these cases the cancer is first discovered on a routine chest X-ray or computerized tomography (CT) scan performed for another reason. •Symptoms related to the cancer - The growth of the cancer and invasion of the lung and surroundings may lead to symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, chest pain, and coughing up blood (hemoptysis). If the cancer has invaded nerves, it may cause shoulder pain that travels down the outside of the arm (called Pancoast syndrome) or paralysis of the nerves traveling to the vocal cords that leads to hoarseness. Invasion of the esophagus may lead to difficulty swallowing (dysphagia). If a large airway is obstructed, collapse of a portion of the lung may occur and cause infections (abscesses, pneumonia) in the obstructed area. •Symptoms related to metastasis (spread to other organs) - Lung cancer that has spread to the bones may produce excruciating pain at the sites of bone involvement. Cancer that has spread to the brain may cause a number of neurologic symptoms that may include blurred vision, headaches, seizures, confusion or altered thought processes, or symptoms of stroke. •Paraneoplastic symptoms - Lung cancers frequently are accompanied by so-called paraneoplastic syndromes that result from production of hormone-like substances by the tumor cells that are released into the blood. A common paraneoplastic syndrome associated with one type of lung cancer is the production of a hormone called adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) by the cancer cells, leading to over secretion of another hormone, cortisol, by the adrenal glands (Cushing's syndrome). •Nonspecific symptoms - Nonspecific symptoms seen with many cancers, including lung cancers, include weight loss, weakness, and fatigue. It is important always to consult a doctor if a person develops the symptoms associated with lung cancer, in particular: •A new persistent cough or worsening of an existing chronic cough •Blood in the sputum •Persistent bronchitis or repeated respiratory infections •Chest pain •Unexplained weight loss and/or fatigue •Breathing difficulties such as shortness of breath or wheezing.
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I feel very depressed all the time and break myself in to tears without my conscious .Is it any neuro disorder please help me.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I feel very depressed all the time and break myself in to tears without my conscious .Is it any neuro disorder please...
Feeling depressed, sad and disinterested in surroundings and bursting into tears (emotional sensitivity) suggests a depressive disorder which definitely needs urgent evaluation and treatment. Consult me online or a psychiatrist in your vicinity for help and treatment.
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Hi. I'm 25 year old woman. I'm suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, fear and depression from past 1 year. My doctor has prescribed me betacap 40 (at morning) and prothiaden 25 (at night), he has also prescribed lonazep 0.25 if I get a panic attack. I have heard that one of the side-effect of lonazep is that it increases the suicidal thoughts in people is it true? I cannot handle that side effect. I have ready suffered from those thoughts. please help.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi. I'm 25 year old woman. I'm suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, fear and depression from past 1 year. My doctor...
There are no side effects please take that out of your mind otherwise as it is that fear will not let you survive adequately. Anxiety is curable and follow the medication prescribed by doctor it will start showing its effects slowly and slowly medicines will be tapered. If you are so fearful of side effects you ask you doctor to change it.
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Hello sir/madam, I was in relation with my gal, mai 10 boards k xam de ra tha or vo 11 mei fr jb main 11 mei hua or vo 12 mei tb hum relation mei aa gy the. Hum ek dusre se Bohut pyar krte the. Ek dusre k liye kuj bhi krr skte the. Hamara kuch kussing hugs sb hote the. But bss is baat se hi dar tha ki vo aone parents ko hurt ni krna chahti thi. Humare relation k bare mei meri puri family janti thi uske ghr se uske bdi sis or chhota bhai. Sab kuj achha chlta rha fr kuj incidents hote rhe life mei jisse muje Pta chla k uske frnz jda important the mere se jdaa. Main use khush rkhne k liye sb kuch krta tha. Fr dheere dheere vo busy rhne lgi apni life mei ese hum dono alag alag clg mei the vo 1st year mei toh m us tm 12 mei tha. Tb usne 3 baar brkup kia reasn same parents ko hurt ni krna chahti thi. Fr mai clg mei hu toh vo 2 year mei sb kuj fr change ho gya she left me nd gave me d same reasn parents ko hurt nae krna chahti. Fr 1 week k baad uske bro ne btaya k vo apne bst male frn k sth flirting krti hai. Fr kuch months k bd mere frnz ne mujhe insist kia ki cll kr new year mei sort out kr. 31 dec k 12 bje continuously call ki but uska no. Busy aa ra tha fr usne muje block kr dia. 30 dec ko apne new no. Se msg bhi kia but no reply fb pr b kia but no reply or block kr dia. Mai is incident k baad bilkul tut gya hu. Na study pr focus kr pa ra hu na apni games pr. M hmesha sad rheta hu usko uski baato ko miss krta hu. Aur ab ese kisi or ldki ko dekht hu toh m sirf use dhoondta hu unmei. I really love her. Na raat ko so pata hu sirf songs sunta reta hu. please help me plz.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hello sir/madam, I was in relation with  my gal, mai 10 boards k xam de ra tha or vo 11 mei fr jb main 11 mei hua or ...
Lybrate-user just let go of this relation, at your age it feels like never ending but time will heal everything. Just keep yourself busy and have some goals in life, you will have many meaningful relationships, do not waste time and energy over this one.
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I am 72 years old. For some time now I feel I cannot concentrate on any subject more than 15 mins. After then if I read I can not understand what the writer wants to express and also feel sleepy.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, you must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Take care.
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I am 25 years of age and I smoke 4-5 cigarettes in a day. I have been a regular smoker since 6 years and I am unable to quit this thing. I have had reduced to 1-2 cigarettes in a day but never been able to quit completely. I have tried the anti-smoking chewing gum'Nicorette' but it didn't helped me out. Help me to get out of this.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
If you are an occasional smoker - with public messages, health awareness programs and your own doctors advice, you can quit. If you are a regular smoker, motivational therapy with a trained psychotherapist or a psychiatrist and enormous will power will help you quit. If you are a diseased smoker, consult a de addiction psychiatrist at the earliest. He may give you anti-smoking medications and de addiction treatment.
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My uncle is alcoholic, he want to leave that, he is trying since from many days but he couldn't left. What he should do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Your uncle has a good situation that he needs help and he also wants help. This is the best situation to give it up. Now it is difficult to do because he has become addicted to alcohol and has a lot to do. Under such circumstances it is best that you admit him into a de-addiction center and let him stay there for at least 6 months and after that attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving and to act as an antabuse i.e. he will have a serious reaction, if he consumes even a small quantity of alcohol or alcohol based substances. It has to be carefully monitored to see that he not only consumes the medication but is also avoiding alcohol. Ultimately, it is his will power and the support that he receives from the medical fraternity and his close and dear ones. He must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course take a look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide him on several measures and precautions he will need to take to stay with his resolve. Even after the rehabilitation he must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. The family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. He cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to his drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. The children will also have to attend meetings to work out their issues because of the father’s habit. In fact, they are all suffering from the Adult Children Of Alcoholics Syndrome (ACOAs), which in effect means that they are genetically predisposed to alcoholism or can have cross addiction problems and that they will have similar traits of the abusing alcoholic but in a milder form. There are special support groups for them all over the world. Should they touch or indulge in alcohol or any addictive substances or behaviors, they could also become full-fledged addicts themselves. He needs to make a serious plan with his wife and the children and whoever else’s support he can get and act on it fast.
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Hello respected doctors, Around 1.5 year I have smoked at least 7 cigarettes daily. But now from last 7 months I have quit smoking And I havn't smoke a single cigarette And I only 18 now How to clean my lungs totally? I am having a happy life now:)

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Dear excellent that you stopped smoking don't worry about cleaning your lungs have normal life. A normal human takes oxygen into lungs 15 -20 times per minute (15 - 20 breaths) lungs mixes oxygen in blood and it purifies our blood and lungs.
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I am 29 year old and experience tremors/severing in hand almost the entire day. Kindly let me know whats the reason. Is it due to less confidence? whats the treatement.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Apparently as due to your own reasoning. As you have no diseases this could be lack of confidence and you need to build up this. Ask privately.
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i am 26 years old. I am feeling depressed over a breakup with girlfriend and unable to recover from it. I just want to recover from it.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
Break-up with a girl friend is less painful than with a wife (having children causes still more pains). But the fact is, it happens more frequent than ever before in our country. So yours is not an end of life. At least it happened before marriage. Time will heal any wound. Better move into new horizons, (places, friends, aquiring new skills and trying even a new girlfriend). It is only a maya that it appears that she is the only girl in this world.
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