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Dr. Dhruba Bhattacharya - General Physician, Kolkata

Dr. Dhruba Bhattacharya

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MBBS, PGC In Family Welfare & Health Management, DHA, PGD In Medical Laws & E...

General Physician, Kolkata

40 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic  ·  ₹200 online
Dr. Dhruba Bhattacharya 87% (1543 ratings) MBBS, PGC In Family Welfare & Health Management, DHA, PGD... General Physician, Kolkata
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Dr Dhruba Bhattacharya is a reputed general physician practising from Dumdum Road, Kolkata with a career spanning 38 years. He did his MBBS from Calcutta University in Kolkata, erstwhile Calcutta then obtained a PGC in Family Welfare and Health Management from the reputed National Institute of Health and Family Welfare in Muneerka in New Delhi. He is a reputed and active member of Indian Hospital Association and Indian Society of Health Administration and keeps himself updated on the latest trends and practices by attending conferences pertaining to his field.He not only is excellent with oxygen therapy, post exposure prophylaxis for HIV, restylane vital treatment, smoking cessation treatment and shin split treatment he also is an excellent weight management specialist. Dr Dhruba Bhattacharya has also served as a Senior Medical Officer with the Indian Air Force and with the Army Medical Core in the same position. You can consult Dr Dhruba Bhattacharya at Jeevan Deep Clinic in Kolkata where he has a flourishing practice, making him one of the most reputed general physicians in and around the city. Dr Dhruba Bhattacharya is a professional renowned for his ethical practices and post treatment patient care. His treatment style is fact based and patient oriented where he analytically treats the ailments of those approaching him. The precision with which Dr Dhruba Bhattacharya deals with his patients has earned him a name in the medical community both in Kolkata and elsewhere.

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MBBS - Calcutta University - 1978
PGC In Family Welfare & Health Management - NIH & FW New Delhi - 1994
DHA - IHA New Delhi - 1996
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PGD In Medical Laws & Ethics - NLSIU - 2004
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SMO at Senior Medical Officer lndian Air Force 32 yrs
Nodal Officer at Doctor On Call Pvt Ltd
Consultant at Lybrate
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Senior Medical Officer at Army Medical Corps Sep 80 - Mar 2011.Retired As Gpcat
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Hindi
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Indian Hospital Association
Indian Society of Health Administration

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Cholesterol - Understanding Its Function In The Body!

MBBS, PGC In Family Welfare & Health Management, DHA, PGD In Medical Laws & Ethics
General Physician, Kolkata
Cholesterol - Understanding Its Function In The Body!

Cholesterol is a fatty substance made by the liver and distributed throughout the body. It plays an essential role and is an important ingredient in the various hormones. Most of the cholesterol is made by the liver, and only about 25% is received from the foods that are consumed.

Types:

Based on the density of the cholesterol molecules,

  • High density lipoprotein (HDL) which is the good cholesterol
  • Low density lipoprotein (LDL) which is the one to be worried about
  • Very low density lipoproteins (VLD) which is very bad for health

How it evolves:

Almost all the body systems are affected when there are increased amounts of cholesterol in circulation. The evolution is outlined below.

  • Cholesterol circulates in the body normally, and because of its density, it moves sluggishly compared to the other components in the blood.
  • Gradually, they settle down along the walls of the blood vessels. This is known as atherosclerosis or plaque formation.
  • Over a period of time, this settled plaque accumulates more cholesterol molecules from circulation and continues to grow in size and volume.
  • With time, minerals are also attracted and therefore there is hardening of this mass. What also happens is these are along the blood vessels and therefore it becomes narrow, limiting the blood supply.
  • When the target organs are vital ones like the brain, kidney, heart, etc., their functioning is affected.
  • There could be reduced blood flow to the brain leading to stroke. There could be paralysis on one or both sides depending on which side and part of the brain is affected
  • Reduced blood flow to the heart can cause heart attack. They present with severe chest and jaw pain, profuse sweating, and nausea. If left untreated, this can lead to death.

Causes of increased cholesterol: High cholesterol levels can be detected by simple blood tests, which can also identify the type of cholesterol that is increased.

  • Modified dietary patterns with increased amounts of saturated fat and sugars
  • With obesity on the rise, more and more sugar is converted into fat, thereby increasing the cholesterol levels
  • A sedentary lifestyle which has a combination of increased sugar and trans fat consumption with reduced physical activity leads to accumulation of cholesterol
  • Stress increases cholesterol as it induces poor eating habits
  • Genetic predisposition is another reason for a person to develop high levels of cholesterol. Like obesity, high cholesterol also runs in families.

Treatment: Reducing weight, dietary monitoring, and medications is the way to go. This requires extreme commitment and determination from the individual, as it is not just about reducing it once but to maintain that optimal level going forward.

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

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We done intercourse on 16 and 17 january. And my last periods was 2 - 8 janry but february month periods are not coming yet. Is there any chance of pregnancy?

MBBS, PGC In Family Welfare & Health Management, DHA, PGD In Medical Laws & Ethics
General Physician, Kolkata
We done intercourse on 16 and 17 january. And my last periods was 2 - 8 janry but february month periods are not comi...
Wait &watch. May be delayed. Urinrepregnancy test with first morning sample on11th day of missed period.
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I am 36 years old from past 6 months my penis foreskin is not going back and past 3 months there is some kind of white layer is forming on the penis forehead and it is itching a lot .i am notable to do sex with my partner Kindly give me a solution.

MBBS, PGC In Family Welfare & Health Management, DHA, PGD In Medical Laws & Ethics
General Physician, Kolkata
I am 36 years old from past 6 months my penis foreskin is not going back and past 3 months there is some kind of whit...
Candid Total ointment locally twice daily for 4 wks Fungal posthobalanitis. Blood sugar check Use çondom.
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He has not undergone any health checkup in last few years. Although he is experiencing no such issues but for general checkup, what health check ups are recommended as per his age and weight?

MBBS, PGC In Family Welfare & Health Management, DHA, PGD In Medical Laws & Ethics
General Physician, Kolkata
He has not undergone any health checkup in last few years. Although he is experiencing no such issues but for general...
Blood sugar check Blood pressure check Lipid profile Thyroid profile Urea/creatinine ECG resting X Ray chest
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I took unwanted 72 on first day of periods itself because it didn't came and mine is always accurate, also 72 hrs were passing by. I took home pregnancy test and was negative but on the same used kit I again kept urine after few hours and the second light line appeared. I am totally confused please help. May I take mifepristone if pregnancy is confirmed? Thank you for your help sir.

MBBS, PGC In Family Welfare & Health Management, DHA, PGD In Medical Laws & Ethics
General Physician, Kolkata
I took unwanted 72 on first day of periods itself because it didn't came and mine is always accurate, also 72 hrs wer...
Most unlikely to have conceived. Just wait & watch. Urine pregnancy test becomes positive only on 11th day of missed period.
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My right kidney is smaller (56 mm) in size than the left one by birth Is there any problem affecting health.

MBBS, PGC In Family Welfare & Health Management, DHA, PGD In Medical Laws & Ethics
General Physician, Kolkata
My right kidney is smaller (56 mm) in size than the left one by birth
Is there any problem affecting health.
Not to worry. The other kidney compensates by enlargement. Periodic urea/creatinine tests once in 6 months.
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I’m a 21 years female having skin problem. I had itching in my pubic area. I got treated for it as fungal infection with candid cream. It lessen but it reappeared and again got treated. If I scratch the skin will open and dry, and peel if I scratch. Problems are continuing, the skin in pubic area please help.

MBBS, PGC In Family Welfare & Health Management, DHA, PGD In Medical Laws & Ethics
General Physician, Kolkata
I’m a 21 years female having skin problem. I had itching in my pubic area. I got treated for it as fungal infection w...
Blood sugar check. Try dipsalic ointment twice daily for 10 days. In case of no relief, consult a skin specialist in person.
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My wife is a diabetic since last 10 yrs. And maintained 180 pp n 130bfp ,currently she having fever 100. 5f since last 5 days there is no dengue positive, or malaria, then what type of fever is this no pain in body or aches, headache etc.

MBBS, PGC In Family Welfare & Health Management, DHA, PGD In Medical Laws & Ethics
General Physician, Kolkata
My wife is a diabetic since last 10 yrs. And maintained 180 pp n 130bfp ,currently she having fever 100. 5f since las...
Hba1c thyroid profile lipid profile urea/creatinine. May be short term fever, mostly viral. Since diabetic better to be under antibiotic cocer for 5 days in consultation with your physician.
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Reasons Of Chronic Cough - How You Can Manage Them?

MBBS, PGC In Family Welfare & Health Management, DHA, PGD In Medical Laws & Ethics
General Physician, Kolkata
Reasons Of Chronic Cough - How You Can Manage Them?

Coughing is a common problem of the respiratory tract and often indicates a deeper problem. It can be very irritating and can affect eating habits and socialization. A cough which persists for more than 4 weeks is believed to be chronic in nature. Tuberculosis (TB) is the most common cause of chronic cough in India. TB is an airborne bacterial infection caused by the organism - 'Mycobacterium tuberculosis', that primarily affects the lungs, although other organs and tissues may be involved. Cardinal features are: 

  1. Chronic cough with or without sputum.
  2. Fever more in the night time. 
  3. Poor appetite. 
  4. Unintentional weight loss

Read on to know about other common causes of chronic cough and how to manage them.

  1. Allergies: People with allergies usually have a chronic cough, which gets aggravated when exposed to the allergens such as pollen or environmental dust. Staying away from allergen provides relief. Antihistamines are also useful, which most people detected with allergies keep in handy. Inhalers might be required, if there is associated congestion or shortness of breath.
  2. Asthma: This is a very common chronic condition, caused by inflammation and swelling of the lungs, in addition to wheezing and shortness of breath. Asthma patients often suffer from a chronic cough. An asthma attack usually happens during the night or early morning, and is triggered by colds, cigarette smoke, air pollutants or allergens, which can even include certain foods. Most asthmatics usually carry their steroids, inhalers, and bronchodilators, as the onset of attack can be unpredictable.
  3. Bronchitis: This condition of inflammation of the bronchial region is very common among smokers and among the elderly. There is excessive mucus accumulation, which the body tries to clear via coughing. The lungs are weakened and therefore, the coughing is painful.
  4. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): This is a problem of the digestive system, but regurgitation of food into the airway induces cough. GERD is a chronic issue and so most people also end up with a chronic cough. It is worse with sitting up than with sitting down. Treatment includes H2 blockers to suppress acid production and dietary changes including small, frequent meals and avoiding spicy food items.
  5. Upper airway cough syndrome: There could be multiple problems in the upper airway, which leads to a constant postnasal drip. Here, there is constant dripping of the sputum into the air passage, which can lead to a chronic cough whenever there is impaired air flow. This can be caused by various forms of chronic sinusitis and rhinitis. People diagnosed with this condition usually resort to antihistamines and decongestants for relief.
  6. Other causes: There are a number of other causes as noted below. Smoking, tuberculosis, congestive heart failure, pertussis or whooping cough, foreign body in the airway, cancer in the airway passage, chronic aspiration of foods, etc. can all lead to chronic cough.

The key is to identify the reason that is causing the chronic cough. Most people who are diagnosed are educated to handle it and carry the required medications including steroids, bronchodilators, and inhalers. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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