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Dr. Hamida Begam

Psychiatrist, Kolkata

700 at clinic
Dr. Hamida Begam Psychiatrist, Kolkata
700 at clinic
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Dr. Hamida Begam is a renowned Psychiatrist in Gobra, Kolkata. You can visit her at Dr. Hamida Begam's clinic in Gobra, Kolkata. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Hamida Begam on Lybrate.com.

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I'm a singer. But in the summer got d habit of drinking lots of cold water makes ma voice harsh and can't sing like before. Throat get irritate or burn. When I take high notes or low pitch. Plzz suggest me to improve ma voice quality. AM so tensed.

MS - ENT,MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Kolkata
I'm a singer.
But in the summer got d habit of drinking lots of cold water makes ma voice harsh and can't sing like b...
Steam inhalation. Voice rest. No singing, shouting, whispering. Do this for 1 week and review. No gargling, no cold water. Tab vitamin c once a day hope this helps.
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I lost dome body close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all.

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
I lost dome body close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all.
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear cause grief and grief related depression is usual. Such depression may last for some days or even weeks. After that it will come down. If you dtill have the depression for more than 2 months, you need online counselling and adjustment therapy. Take care.
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Hi sir I am married have two kids. My wife age is 30 had anxiety problems after having twin child. So I consulted a doctor six months before who prescribed new cita 15 mg and etinap. 5mg. Now after six months doctors has added valium 5mg. She could not able to walk steadily till noon next day. All the medicines are for night dose. She goes into deep sleep and next day she has shivering. This is happening for the past one week after adding valium. Is this normal or I have to revisit my psychiatric doctor.

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
Hi sir I am married have two kids. My wife age is 30 had anxiety problems after having twin child. So I consulted a d...
Dear, psychiatrist prescribed those medicines because they felt the need for those after considering the case. If your wife is facing problems with these medicines you should revisit and appraise the psychiatrist. Take care.
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At past I have an smoking habit from 2years to im feeling depression and anxiety I met many doctors but half problem was solved but how to come out totally from this problem.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
At past I have an smoking habit from 2years to im feeling depression and anxiety I met many doctors but half problem ...
Best age to stop smoking is before 40, In fact do not start all 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, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.
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Do you have a permanent cure for Parkinson's disease ?What is the cost of treatment? Also please inform the duration and type of treatment.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow in Pain Management, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
Do you have a permanent cure for Parkinson's disease ?What is the cost of treatment? Also please inform the duration ...
Hello there is no permanent cure for parkinson disease treatment is symptomatic with medications like levodopa or dopamine agonists amd others..However there is Deep brain stimulation for advanced parkinson disease. usually after 6-7 yrs of the illness the effectiveness of levodopa becomes less and there are side effects like dyskineasis.. In that case Dbs a kind of Brain surgery where electrodes are placed in the brain. It usually costs in lakhs. But there is a much better relief lasting for few years and medication doses are reduced
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Hello, I wish to know from a psychiatrist about the purpose of following medications: Bupron XL -150 Fluvator CR -100.

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mohali
Hello, I wish to know from a psychiatrist about the purpose of following medications:
Bupron XL -150
Fluvator CR -100.
Dear Ms. lybrate-user, The medications that you have mentioned are both anti-depressants. Bupron is Bupropion and is useful in treatment of depression, anxiety, and to quit smoking. Fluvator is Fluvoxamine which is a SSRI and used to treat depression, anxiety, OCD. I hope that answers your question. Best wishes.
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My father is 84 year old, he is staying with me from 2013 after my mother's death. Before that he with with my elder brother family where they had dispute. My elder brother expired in march 2015, .now my father always in fighting mood, make argument ,on use of only one toilet, bathroom, we are all 5 in family, he want to stay in old age home. Please help.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My father is 84 year old, he is staying with me from 2013 after my mother's death. Before that he with with my elder ...
Well, he is depressed due to loss of wife, old age and other matters. If he cannot live with you, you discuss the possibility of putting him in old age home and bring him every week to keep his mood up
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I am 38 years old I am not settled yet in which industry I will get success. Please advice

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
I am 38 years old I am not settled yet
in which industry I will get success. Please advice
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. You definitely should know what you were doing all these years and why? You could not settle onto a job and why? Please provide those details. You can take some available skill test or career tests and understand yourself, which area is suitable for you. I suggest online career counseling for you. Take care.
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My headpr oblem and body pain conteenewp please solve my problem ss soon sbpossible.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My headpr oblem and body pain conteenewp please solve my problem ss soon sbpossible.
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Eat nutritious food and have adequate fluid intake and take physical rest
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Sir , I am a boy 15 years . I become unconscious approximately once in 3 months please suggest me how to solve this problem .and please say the cause and cure.

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 lybrate user. Common causes of temporary unconsciousness include: low blood sugar. Low blood pressure. Syncope (loss of consciousness due to lack of blood flow to the brain) dehydration. Problems with the heart's rhythm. Neurologic syncope (loss of consciousness caused by a seizure, stroke, or transient ischemic attack) straining etc. I suggest you to consult a physician to investigate and diagnose. Take care.
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I am mohit. Age 25. Study prepare of competition exam. What should I take for sharp memory and strong body. Please tell.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Haridwar
Dear take Shankhpuspi churan And Do yoga Parnav pranayam Anulom vilom Apply cow ghee on palm and sole in night Avoid fast food and oily food Consult me.
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I am looking forward to hearing back from you and your friends and colleagues to the right thing to remember the name suggests a good idea of the day..

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am looking forward to hearing back from you and your friends and colleagues to the right thing to remember the name...
Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Apply hot fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front.
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I am18 yes old. I forgot everything after studying for some hours. Help me suggests some idea how to get out of this problems.

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 lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. Memory and mind power depends mainly on three aspects. Understanding, storage and recollection. To understand what you are studying, you must be able to be attentive or concentrate. Concentration is possible when you are interested in that subject. Creative way of learning can help you concentrate and understand easily. When you are able to understand and concentrate, it is stored within your brain. If you read more and more it will be store in long term memory. Third part is retrieval. Whenever you want to retrive what you learned and stored, your brain gets the request, searches the database and retrieves the information for you. The retrieval may prove to be difficult if you are anxious, stressed, worried or tired physically or mentally. Retrieval is more easy when you are relaxed and healthy. Brain needs nutrients to keep itself sharp. Fruits, vegetables and dry fruits provide much needed nutrients for your brain. Include at least one fruit in your daily diet. Physical exercises, entertainment, hobbies, relaxation, memory games like sudoku etc help keep your memory sharp and active. Take care.
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I am very depress, my college about to end and I will lot my one friend, I always thing about it, I am very sad, I can not do anything without her what should I do for remove my depression.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am very depress, my college about to end and I will lot my one friend, I always thing about it, I am very sad, I ca...
How can you say that you will lose her.She might also be feeling same .Just talk to her regarding your concern and try to excel in your carrier.Thiss is the time to be serious regarding your carrier and achieve heights that will urely boost your confidence andd your gf will always think high about you.Make depression your power and dont wate your timeandenergy on such useless issues.This is your time for implementation of your goal in life rather thn to sit and feel depressed.Always put one thing in your mind that everybody ssalutes ariing star and no body cares for a loser and Harshita is not a loser.
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I am 41 yrs old male. I have Impulse control disorders from last 3 months. Please help me.

M.Sc - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I am 41 yrs old male. I have Impulse control disorders from last 3 months. Please help me.
Impulse control disorder can be very damaging. Sometimes there is depression and neglect at the root which needs to be engaged with through therapy.
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Vocal Cord Lesions - Causes + Treatment

MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Gandhinagar
Vocal Cord Lesions - Causes + Treatment

When the vocal cords suffer from the accumulation of non-cancerous and abnormal growth, these are known as vocal cord lesions. These lesions usually cause a variety of voice and speech related problems. These are also known as singer’s nodules and nodes, which may be caused by pressure, stress and stretching of the vocal cords. Women between the age of 20 to 50 are more prone to this condition. Here is everything you need to know about the types, causes and treatment of these lesions.

Types: There are three kinds of vocal cord lesions, that is nodules, polyps and cysts. A vocal cord polyps may be caused on one side of the vocal cords and may also lead to many disturbances in one’s voice. Another type of vocal cord lesions includes a mass of tissue that may manifest in the sac or membranes around the vocal cord. This cyst can be on the surface of the vocal cord or in the ligaments of the vocal cord. This may require surgical removal as well as voice therapy thereafter. Nodules are the third type of lesion that may form in the vocal folds. These are basically calluses that may disappear once the pressure and overuse of the vocal cords diminish.

Causes: These lesions are usually benign or non-cancerous growths that may be caused due to a variety of reasons. Screaming and overuse of vocal cords are few of the most common reasons for the eruption of such lesions. The heavy use of one’s voice can cause quite a bit of trauma to the vocal cords and may lead to problems including lesions and disturbances in one’s voice. Conditions like reflux and allergic reactions may also cause vocal cord lesions as a side effect.

Symptoms: From hoarseness to pain, there are a number of symptoms caused by this condition. A low pitch and difficulty while speaking are also some of the common symptoms of this condition. Patients suffering from the growth of such lesions will also find themselves making an effort in order to speak normally and to be heard. Constant throat clearing may be required as well.

Treatment: Besides giving your voice a rest and gargling warm saline water with salt, one can also have the condition checked by the doctor so as to ascertain whether or not it is a serious lesion that may require surgical removal and voice therapy. The doctor will usually prescribe medicines in order to deal with any underlying conditions that may have caused the lesions, including allergic reactions, reflux, sinusitis and other such ailments. One will also have to  stop smoking so that there is less chemical pressure on the vocal cord. Finally, one will have to go through voice therapy for more serious lesions. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor.

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Home Remedies for Stress

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, DNHE, P.G. Diploma in Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hapur
Home Remedies for Stress
1. Slow and Deep Breathing
Slow and deep breathing can help you cool off in a stressful situation. With deep breathing, more oxygen enters the body, which has a calming effect on your mind and body. In fact, 15 to 30 minutes of slow, deep breathing daily can help prevent stress. It can even help you think more clearly, so that you can deal with stress more easily.
1. When you are under stress, sit or lie down in a quiet, comfortable place.
2. Close your eyes and take a deep breath through your nose to the count of 5.
3. Hold your breath for 5 counts, then exhale for 5 counts.
4. Repeat 5 or 6 more times or until you calm down and feel relaxed.

2. Epsom Salt
Epsom salt is another useful and effective remedy to help you calm down when you are under stress. Stress causes low magnesium levels in the body and increases adrenaline levels.
Epsom salt is high in magnesium, which helps increase the mood-elevating serotonin chemical in the brain. This in turn helps reduce stress, promote relaxation and ease anxiety, irritability, insomnia and abnormal heart rhythms.
1. Add 1 cup of Epsom salt and a few drops of an aromatic essential oil of your choice to warm bathwater.
2. Stir thoroughly, until the salt granules dissolve in the water.
3. Soak in this soothing water for 20 minutes.
4. You can enjoy this soothing bath 2 or 3 times a week.

3. Chamomile Tea
Chamomile is an effective herb for reducing stress. Its calming and soothing nature has a sedative effect on the central nervous system. It helps relax the muscles, ease anxiety and promote better sleep.
• You can drink up to 4 cups of chamomile tea a day to fight stress. To make the tea, add 2 teaspoons of dried chamomile to a cup of hot water. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Strain, add raw honey as per taste and drink it.
• You can also add fresh chamomile flowers or a few drops of chamomile essential oil to warm bathwater for a nerve-soothing soak.
• You can even take this herb in supplement form. Consult your doctor for proper dosage.

4. Massage
Body massage also works as a stress reliever for many. According to traditional Chinese medicine, massage helps open blocked energy channels to reduce stress and improve overall health.
A warm oil massage of the feet, hands, back and head helps relax tense muscles, improve circulation and fight anxiety.
For a relaxing massage, you can use sesame, olive or coconut oil.
1. Slightly warm the oil of your choice.
2. Use the warm oil to massage your forehead, neck, shoulders, back and bottom of your feet.
3. Then, take a warm bath.
4. Massage your body daily or as needed to reduce stress.

5. Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng or Withania somnifera, is an effective herb for stress.
A 2012 study published in the Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine found that ashwagandha root is effective in reducing stress and anxiety in adults by lowering levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. It also improves resistance to stress, which in turn improves the quality of life.
In addition, ashwagandha strengthens the nervous system, boosts energy, fights fatigue and improves the quality of sleep.
This herb is readily available in the market in fresh root, dried root, powdered or supplement form. The recommended dose is 1 to 2 grams of the fresh or dried root boiled in 1 cup of milk or water, 3 times daily. If taking a supplement, consult your doctor first.
Note: Pregnant women and young children should not take this herb.

6. Holy Basil
Holy basil is another cherished Ayurvedic herb that works as a natural anti-stress agent. Being an adaptogenic herb, it enhances the body’s natural response to physical and emotional stress. Plus, it helps the body function properly during times of stress.
According to a 2006 study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, holy basil protects against chronic restraint stress-induced changes, through its central effect.
• Chew 10 to 12 fresh holy basil leaves twice daily.
• You can even drink a cup of basil tea to reduce stress. To make the tea, put 1 tablespoon of fresh basil leaves in a cup of boiling water. Cover and steep for 5 minutes. Strain, add some raw honey and sip the tea slowly.

7. Green Tea

You can also sip away your stress with a cup of green tea. Green tea contains L-Theanine, an amino acid that promotes the production of alpha brain waves, which in turn reduce stress, encourage relaxation and improve focus and mental alertness.
In addition, this amino acid plays an important role in the development of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter that promotes relaxation.
Add 2 teaspoons of green tea leaves to a cup of hot water.
1. Cover and steep for 5 minutes.
2. Strain and add some fresh lemon juice and raw honey.
3. You can drink 2 to 3 cups of green tea a day to reduce stress.

8. Passionflower

Another effective folk remedy for stress is passionflower. Passionflower can increase GABA levels in the brain, which helps reduce stress as well as anxiety and panic attacks.
• Drink a cup of passionflower tea to reduce stress. To make the tea, add 1 tablespoon of the dried herb to 1 cup of hot water. Cover and steep for about 10 minutes. Strain and drink this tea while it is still warm.
• Passionflower is also available in liquid extract, tincture and tablet forms. Always consult your doctor before taking a supplement as it may interact with certain medications.
Note: Small children and women who are pregnant or nursing must not take this herb.

9. Exercise

Exercise works as a great stress reliever, be it aerobic, moderate-intensity or high-intensity exercise. It helps reduce the stress hormones and increase the “feel good” hormones in your body. In addition, it improves your mood and distracts you from daily worries.
Try to make time to do some kind of exercise when you are under stress. You can just take a short walk, swim, dance or play some sports.
You can also practice yoga to fight stress. Yoga works as a meditation, which helps calm both your mind and body. It also improves your focus and helps you remain calm and clear in everything you do.

10. B Vitamins

To prevent stress and improve your mood, start taking B vitamins. The eight B vitamins — B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12 —promote proper functioning of the brain and nervous system, as well as help promote relaxation and fight stress and fatigue.
In fact, B vitamin deficiency in the body can cause irritability, depression and apathy. So, when you are under stress, eat more foods rich in B vitamins.
• Foods high in B vitamins include whole grains, beans, peas, peanuts, spinach, kale, blackstrap molasses, avocados, potatoes, bananas, legumes, eggs and dairy products.
• You can also take B vitamin supplements. Consult a doctor first to find out what type of B vitamin your body needs.
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Stress Relief Tip

MBBS, DPM, DNB (Psychiatry)
Sexologist, Mumbai
Stress Relief Tip

Get enough rest. To have good mental and emotional health, it's important to take care of your body. That includes getting enough sleep. Most people need seven to eight hours of sleep each night in order to function optimally.
- learn about good nutrition and practice it. The subject of nutrition is complicated and not always easy to put into practice. But the more you learn about what you eat and how it affects your energy and mood, the better you can feel
 

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Hi, I'm 32 year old. From past few days, I was going through anxiety after losing my job I loved the most. I decided to see physchatrist. Doctor prescribed Ventab DXT 25 mg. I took for two days and was feeling fine in the morning. However by evening, I started feeling giddiness and when checked my BP was sightly high subsequently my anxiety went a little out of control. In addition, in starting to feel that I'm getting lost somewhere. Really scared to continue the tablet. Any psychiatrist please help. I don't want to get addicted to these tabs. For your information, my father is suffering from depression for 10 years now and he is on SIZDON 20 mg and daxid 150 MG medication. I don't want to suffer like my dad. Can take natural ways to feel better. I'm a regular smoker. Smoke about 5 sticks per day. Starting to feel scared smoking and trying to avoid. Please please help me.

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
Hi, I'm 32 year old. From past few days, I was going through anxiety after losing my job I loved the most. I decided ...
Dear lybrate-user, I can see the trouble. Usually anxiety disorder comes under disorders, not disease. Mental disorder do not need any medicines for management. Any clinical psychologist should be able to provide you with psychotherapy methods to overcome your anxiety problem provided you give us every details. There must be an underlying factor for your anxiety neurosis. Take care.
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