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Dr. Sona Kakar is an experienced Psychiatrist in Begumpet, Hyderabad. You can consult Dr. Sona Kakar at Columbus Hospital - Institute of Psychiatry and Neurosciences in Begumpet, Hyderabad. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Sona Kakar on Lybrate.com.

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I am 43 years old Male, I feel depression daily in the morning, I am not taking any type of medicine. I am Administrative Officer in Pvt. Society. No limits of my working hrs.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (UWS, Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am 43 years old Male, I feel depression daily in the morning, I am not taking any type of medicine. I am Administra...
You need to manage your time well If you are feeling burnt out take leave from work for a few days even if that means deduction in pay. See where you are losing out time. Plan the day carefully. See how you can use free time during work hours. If still problem persists medicine can help you although it will need medical supervision. But it is easy to start and will improve how you feel, improve energy as well as efficiency.
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Dear sir/mam, my frnd is 26 year old and he did unprotected sex with a women (may be prostitute). He did this mistake first time in their life. He did sex for 20 seconds to 30 seconds and ejaculate. And there is no injury on penis and no blood comes from vagina. But he is depressed now, what if that girl is HIV+? He don't know. So what is the probability of getting SDT like HIV? After how many days he will take test? please give suggestion what to do? When he will go for test. He did sex on 2 may 2016. He is totally depressed.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Dear sir/mam, my frnd is 26 year old and he did unprotected sex with a women (may be prostitute). He did this mistake...
you can go for following remedy You can also try thes home remedies Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberry and nutmeg powder: 1. Cut, de-seed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries to paste 2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract the juice 3. Take 2 tsp of this Indian gooseberry juice 4. Add ½ tsp nutmeg powder 5. Mix well 6. Drink 2 times a day This is very helpful for you.
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I have stammering problem since10year have tried many thing but not nothing rid of it.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
For that take stramonium 200 3 doses every week for 2 months. And dear, please report me dear after 2 months.
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Hi, I am jitendra 29, my father 65 years old, they could not remember things from past few days please suggest any treatment.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
His age may be a factor for the memory loss and whatever habits he had had when he was younger. Even so he can use some of the suggestions below. The brain is capable of producing new brain cells at any age, so significant memory loss is not an inevitable result of aging. But just as it is with muscle strength, you have to use it or lose it. Your lifestyle, health habits, and daily activities have a huge impact on the health of your brain. Whatever your age, there are many ways you can improve your cognitive skills, prevent memory loss, and protect your grey matter. The hippocampus, a region of the brain involved in the formation and retrieval of memories, often deteriorates with age. Hormones and proteins that protect and repair brain cells and stimulate neural growth also decline with age. Older people often experience decreased blood flow to the brain, which can impair memory and lead to changes in cognitive skills. Exercise the mind and keep it always occupied with new challenges in the form of reading, learning new languages, doing crosswords, puzzles, anagrams, jigsaws, picture completion, picture comparison, sentence completion, Sudoku, riddles, etc. Exercise is a must, and a good eating habit and diet is very essential. Do not drink and smoke, and if you have any bad habits kindly stop them, immediately. You must learn to be stress free and learn relaxation exercises too. Maintain good relations at home and with society. Play games you are not already familiar with that involve strategy, like chess or bridge, and word games like Scrabble. Read newspapers, magazines, and books that challenge you. Get in the habit of learning new things: games, recipes, driving routes, a musical instrument, a foreign language. Take a course in an unfamiliar subject that interests you. The more interested and engaged your brain, the more likely you’ll be to continue learning and the greater the benefits you’ll experience. Take on a project that involves design and planning, such as a new garden, a quilt, or a pond. New research indicates that walking six to nine miles every week can prevent brain shrinkage and memory loss. According to the American Academy of Neurology, older adults who walked between six and nine miles per week had more gray matter in their brains nine years after the start of the study than people who didn't walk as much. If you are not yet old, you may want to work on prevention rather than the cure. That is a good idea. Plan your day well but do not be too rigid. Follow a meaningful and prayerful lifestyle too. One thing that I have seen in many people who have started to live a life of giving and sharing (either in time, money, service and love) have found such pleasure and satiation that the longevity in life and in memory has received a major boost.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please h...
Dear lybrate user, take homoeopathic ignatia 200, 5 drops, thrice daily in empty stomach to get rid of your depression.
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My friend has bad habit of heavy smoking and we want to quit his bad habit, how it is possible?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, Best age to stop smoking is before 40 Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases.
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I am 22 years and somewhere seeing something like any action that look like imagine even seeing in real-time. After sometime I got that is real. In that time in my head have very high weight.

MBBS
General Physician, Jaipur
I am 22 years and somewhere seeing something like any action that look like imagine even seeing in real-time. After s...
This may be illusions have good counselling may need medicines available on doctor's prescription only.
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I am a student of classX and my boards are going on Plzzz give some tips to increase concentration.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
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, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, 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. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. 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. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. 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 too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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My friend is suffering from severe body pains due to over exercise. How to reduce those pains?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My friend is suffering from severe body pains due to over exercise.
How to reduce those pains?
1. Take one tablet of crocin advance as and when required after food up to a maximum of 3 tablets daily, 2. Drink plenty of water 3. Take adequate rest.
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My kid of 3.5 years old falls asleep when I ask him to read or write .what is the reason for this.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My kid of 3.5 years old falls asleep when I ask him to read or write .what is the reason for this.
Hello, Nothing, is so serious, its a matter of attention and liking of your baby. Your kid is not interested to study so he/she goes asleep and that's natural, you can't force any thing which is not acceptable to your child. Relax! gradually,she will grasp study in due course of time, keep your effort on.
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I have memory related problem for 2 years. I have started mentat tablet from Himalayas. Is it is good for memory.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, can't tell you about himalayas tablets, but can give you surity for homoeopathic medicines which will improve your memory along with diet. Hello, there are few food items which helps you in boosting up your memory power, increases focus & concentration, so try to take more of these: 1. Choline: good sources of choline include liver, milk, eggs and peanuts. 2. Vitamin b: b vitamins are not synthesized in the body, and thus need to be obtained from food. B-complex vitamins are water-soluble vitamins, which means that they are not stored within the body. In consequence, the b vitamins need ongoing replenishment. Vitamin b1 (thiamine) rich sources include unrefined grain products, ready-to-eat cereals, meat (especially pork), dairy products, peanuts, legumes, fruits and eggs. Foods that contain high concentrations of vitamin b3 (niacin) in the free form include beans and organ meat, as well as enriched grain and cereal products. While niacin is present in corn and other grains, the bioavailability of the nutrient is much less than it is in protein-rich sources. The role of vitamin b9 (folic acid) during pregnancy is vital to normal development of the nervous system in the fetus. Good sources of folate include liver, ready-to-eat breakfast cereals, beans, asparagus, spinach, broccoli, and orange juice. Animal protein products are a good source of vitamin b12 (cobalamine), particularly organ meats such as kidney or liver. Other good sources are fish, eggs, and dairy products. 3. Vitamin a: the foods highest in vitamin a are any pigmented fruits and vegetables and leafy green vegetables. 4. Zinc: zinc is a very important part of the brain as well; many regions of the brain, such as the cerebellum, and hippocampus have neurons that contain this nutrient. Zinc is needed to maintain normal vitamin a levels in blood plasma. Sources of zinc are meats, certain seafood, whole grains, baked beans, oatmeal, milk (low-fat), cashewnut, almonds, kidney-beans, cheese, peas, spinach, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds. Medication: take homoeopathic medicine for increasing memory - anacardium 200/ once daily.
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Hi sir, I am a 25 year old man and in a 2years relationship with a girl of about 30 year of age and i'm planning to get married with her. She has told me that she had few relationships but not the serious ones and also she had been engaged but that did not worked for her. She says she has not been into sexual activities ever and she is virgin. Few time while romancing and in excitement I have accidentally inserted my part into her private part. But I could not feel that hardness neither she bleeds which is really worrying for me. Her chest is very hanging. When I asked her she says she did not bleed as my part was not completely and entirely in her and that is why she did not bleed but I could see me almost in her private part. And that she has been in sports in her early days that can be the reason why her chests are hanging. And also may be the reason if she has lost her hymen and she do not bleed. What all she says is true or she is hiding something from me. Please advise.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Where the age difference is concerned, you two are not compatible. But if you still insist, you will have to make a lot of effort in the adjustability factor to cope with things that may crop up. Now regarding the problems you have already encountered her explanation is quite plausible. If your erection was not hard enough, penetration could not have been firm enough to rupture the hymen. If she was into active games and sports, many girls do break their hymen during vigorous activity. In that case she is likely to know about it. Anyway I fail to understand why her virginity matters to you! are you suggesting that you will not marry her, if she is not a virgin? that would be a sad reflection of who you are. If you are concerned that she is not being honest with you that must matter a lot for sure. Sagging breasts are not due to exercise but may be due to poor bra support and also because some women are made like that. But the suspicion that has to be considered is why is she willing for you to have intercourse with her, when she had not allowed the others? also you must get more details of why the engagement broke up, and verify the facts. Finally, love and the facts must match up to get into marriage. It is difficult for me to determine if she is telling you the complete truth or if she is he lying. Sometimes from the fear of losing you she may feel like suppressing some facts, which will appear as lies and that could ruin the situation. Perhaps you may give her some permission, without the threat of reprisals, to speak the truth. You are much younger than her and the fear of losing you is genuine. However, both of you must never compromise the truth. If however, she knows that you cannot handle the truth, then she will not reveal much. In that case you will have to change to help her stick to the truth. Whatever happens, keep communication open and let the truth prevail, always.
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How Do Drugs/Alcohol Hijack Our Kids?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Sexologist, Mumbai
How Do Drugs/Alcohol Hijack Our Kids?

The most commonly encountered two facts about the drug or alcohol use by our addicted kids are drugs/ alcohol are something which they really like those are something which they find really hard to give up. They know that the drug can kill them in a long run, but still they go with the immediate rewards by consuming the drug. The whole addiction thing is about being in the moment and choosing what your brain craves for right now at the expense of other rewards and possibilities. So what we observe is that drug hijacks a person's rational thinking for the long term consequences.


Addiction has to do with changes in the brain that come about gradually, become more and more central, more and more powerful as the time passes by. The drug use becomes the axis of the person, around which the other activities in life takes turn. It takes on the central meaning and role in the person's life in such a way that the most irrational idea about taking the drug or alcohol may seem to the person the most rational in that particular situation, as the drug compromises the person's clear thinking. So yes an addict can make choices for his drug cravings but the way they make choices is the thing we must think about. In an addict the brain does what it needs to do, but in a very non-adaptive way. In simple words addiction hijacks the very parts of the brain that are supposed to fix it.


Craving is the fundamental psychological experience of an addict because of which addiction occurs. Dopamine serves as the fuel for craving and is the common pathway for all kinds of addictions. Natural goodies like the food and sex certainly release dopamine in brain and follow the progression from liking to wanting i. E. Wanting more of those. As per studies, among the natural rewards sex can provide a person with the maximum natural high of upto 200% dopamine levels in brain. But the drugs cause a higher than 200% dopamine levels, which thus is the magic mark for addictive processes to occur. Also with repeated drug use there are changes in the arrangement of the inner landscape of synaptic architecture in brain, such that the thoughts, the images, the memories about the drug use behavior takes over many parts of the cortex of brain and thus the person see the drug cues wherever he gets a dopamine rush, be it with sex or food or social gatherings. Thus dopamine drives the person with a feeling of craving for the drug. Also with repeated dopamine increments of higher than natural amounts, there is maladaptive learning in brain in form of the shrinkage of dopamine cells, decrease in dopamine receptors and depletion of the dopamine stores. Thus the real natural goodies like sex or food are than not able to give a dopamine high and the only way left is to have more drugs. The person becomes impulsive and compulsive in his drug taking behavior. Repetition compulsion feedback loop keeps the person going after the drug use, narrowing the sense of meaningful world for the person. This causes a vicious cycle of incremental drug intake and thus addiction. Dopamine pathways are subdued by chronic drug use and thus the drug addicts are never able to keep up with their promises of staying away from the drug.


But then our brains have enormous reparative capacity and so a lot of the things that drugs do to damage the brain are probably reversible. One of the things that last the longest are the memories associated with drug use and the learning/ operant conditioning that occurs with it. The acute memory of brain over stimulation with drug is captured in amygdale which designates an important part of the instinctual brain i. E. The brain part which can't be controlled. So if a drug related cue is presented to a recovering addict, all that they can remember is the greatest high which they ever had with the drug. Thus the person remains preoccupied and thinks about the drug even when not using it. When this occurs, it is for the lifetime and we can't undo it. Their amygdale are going to light up seeing the drug cues for rest of their lives. This is why we say recovery from drug is a lifelong experience. Studies show a much faster depletion of our brain neurotransmitters by drug use (less than 12 months), than their replenishment in recovery from addiction (5 to 7 years). Thus during recovery an ongoing treatment for the imbalanced brain neurotransmitters and the visible symptoms due to the same is always essential.

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I have anxiety problems. I am afraid of health which 100% Finish. Any Natural tips. I can improve well. I do daily Yoga. Kindly Revert Back.

BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
I have anxiety problems. I am afraid of health which 100% Finish. Any Natural tips. I can improve well. I do daily Yo...
Hello, Dear first of all stop thinking that you are suffering from anxiety problem. The way we think have a great impact on our behaviour and day to day activities. Anxiety is part of life. We all feel it from time to time, its natural. Sometime we notice ourselves and sometime other people remind us about our problem. No need to worry about your problem. Be optimisti.
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Is anxiety disorder following panic attack common in post viral asthenia? I am taking psychiatric medicines after thrombocytopenia following a viral infection for last 6 years intermittently.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Is anxiety disorder following panic attack common in post viral asthenia? I am taking psychiatric medicines after thr...
Dear Bhargav, Yes. Viral infection causes thrombocyto penia and asthenia. It will NOT go on for 6 years. Most viral infections are self limiting, meaning it will go away by itself and never come back. It looks, that your asthenia is due to a bipolar disorder. It might have been precipitated by a viral infection. Please remember that Lithosun has to be taken continuously even if you are well, to prevent future asthenia (depressed mood)
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What is the cause of memory loss in earlier day I some time forgot simply thing like my spectacles and other things.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
Stress is a by product of our modern life. Stress has effect on multiple system of our body and it could cause forgetfulness. Try fololwoing things on a regular basis and you will see the positive change. Ry following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. Hope this helps. Wishing you very best.
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For past 3-4 weeks I have been feeling down. I don't like to eat too much i'm always thinking about things that has nothing to do with the work I am doing. Sometimes out of nowhere my heartbeats starts going really fast I get trouble breathing my body starts to get hot and it's hard to come back to normal what is wrong with me as soon as I start thinking about my personal things I get this fast heart beats and weird sensation that I can't shake it off.

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
For past 3-4 weeks I have been feeling down. I don't like to eat too much i'm always thinking about things that has n...
Dear, are you stressed? you should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Were your wife disappointed in the near past? please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.
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I lost my girl friend last year and since then I feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself alone all the time please help me.

B H M S, MD
Homeopath, Thrissur
I lost my girl friend last year and since then I feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself alone all the time ...
Dear lybrate-user loosing a girl friend is really sad. And it has to be experienced totally. Experiencing means feeling and expressing your emotions, but keeping this sadness for ever will make your life uncreative and destructive. So its your option to experinece it so that it will fade away or to keep it for ever and suffer.
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I am very depressed bcoz of my break up sometimes I think about committed suicide. I can't forget her nd always remember those days whar can I do?

psychologist
Psychologist, Delhi
I am very depressed bcoz of my break up sometimes I think about committed suicide. I can't forget her nd always remem...
Dear jahid ,everyone has some role in other's life and when that time will over that person will not be there for a minute also in same role,everything happens for the reason may be god's planning is something else.here you have 3 options 1st you should go and tell her about your love and feelings if she will say ok i am ready to patch up then its well and good,then 2 nd option if she will say i need time to rethink then you should wait and in the mean time don't force or pressurise her because any decission taken because of pressure will not last long and upto when it will continue in that time also you will not feel good ,and at that time your recovery wiil be difficult,so give space so that she realises your importance and when after realising your importance if she will come then trust me that bond will be for life time and lastly 3rd option she will say no in that case you have to move on ,I know its very difficult but life must go on regarding this you can take help of any counsellor ,if you need my held i will be glad to help you.but try atleast once so you will be satisfied that you have done whatever you can do .good luck.
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I have an acute case of public speaking phobia and I get chills while having such experience, I get sweaty, heart thumps rapidly, my breathing gets hard, and I blush and tremble. Please tell me if propranolol is a good thing for curing my illness as I am in a field where public presentations are a part of my job. Please tell me what to do and if propranolol is good for it or some other medication?

MD, Fellowship in Intergrative Medicine, MBBS
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
I have an acute case of public speaking phobia and I get chills while having such experience, I get sweaty, heart thu...
Propranolol may be useful for a short time .What you have to do is to treat the root cause and not the symptoms. Anxiety is a lifestyle disease and does require lifestyle and diet changes and not a chemical cocktail of medicines. Modern medicine is disease focused and not whole patient focused .Have you ruled out thyroid disease what is your exact nature of your job and what is the stress level in the job and at home do you smoke what about alcohol what about carbonated drinks how much coffee and tea per day do you consume what is your daily diet how do your relax how much do you exercise how many hours do you sleep what lab testing has been done till now lot of other questions needed to be asked to find the root cause Take a consult for specific advice send a feedback with your contact number and then if needed take a consult through Lybrate.
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