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Dr. Kaushik Nandy

Toxicologist, Kolkata

150 at clinic
Dr. Kaushik Nandy Toxicologist, Kolkata
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Dr. Kaushik Nandy is an experienced Toxicologist in Barasat, Kolkata. You can meet Dr. Kaushik Nandy personally at Dog clinic in Barasat, Kolkata. Book an appointment online with Dr. Kaushik Nandy and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I am not interested in eating. I do not feel hunger daily. And I hav low b.p also is their any solution for my problem?

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I am not interested in eating. I do not feel hunger daily. And I hav low b.p also is their any solution for my problem?
Dear naseha, you can start taking tonic of homoeopathy called alfalfa with ginseng and you will see gid results in your appetite and also your immune system will also get strengthen.

Which medicine id best for hunger. Because I am not much interest in food.Please tell.

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Which medicine id best for hunger. Because I am not much interest in food.Please tell.
Loss of appetite could be due to various reasons. It could be physical or mental conditions. Without finding the cause its not possible to treat. If you r losing weight along with this then you need immediate medical help. Take complete blood count, kidney liver and thyroid function test. All these will require only your blood sample. If you find any count abnormal get back to us. We would require your full details and the history of your complaints to prescribe you any homeopathic medicines. Consult us online for medicines.

I have sneezing problem since very long time, which gets worse in winters not rainy season. Also during morning I sneeze about 50 times. Please suggest it's treatment and precautions to be taken.

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician
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It seems you are hypersensitive to cold. Protect from cold air. Wrap your face especially nose in a warm woollen muffler. Inhale hot air or steam. Eat ginger mixed with sugar 5-6 times a day. Drink ginger tea. Some steroids work in similar fashion. But they cause more side effects than good effects.

Are Bananas Fattening or Weight Loss Friendly?

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Are Bananas Fattening or Weight Loss Friendly?

People who want to improve their health are often advised to eat more fruits and vegetables. However, some people worry that high-sugar fruits like bananas can be fattening.

This article explores whether bananas will make you gain or lose weight.

Nutrition Facts of Bananas

Bananas are high in many nutrients and provide many health benefits

They contain lots of fiber, carbs and some essential vitamins and minerals.

A medium-sized banana contains

Potassium: 12% of the RDI.
Vitamin B6: 20% of the RDI.
Vitamin C: 17% of the RDI.
Magnesium: 8% of the RDI.
Copper: 5% of the RDI.
Manganese: 15% of the RDI.
Fiber: 3.1 grams.
This is coming with around 105 cal, 90% of which come from carbs. Most of the carbs in ripe bananas are sugars - sucrose, glucose, and fructose.

On the other hand, bananas are low in both fat and protein.

Bananas also contain a number of beneficial plant compounds and antioxidants, including dopamine and catechin.

Bananas Are High in Fiber, But Low in Calories

Calorie for calorie, bananas contain a lot of fiber. One medium banana provides around 12% of your recommended daily intake, with just 105 calories.

Fiber is important for maintaining regular bowel habits and plays a vital role in digestive health. An adequate fiber intake is also linked to reduced body weight.This effect is thought to occur because fiber makes you feel full for longer, which may help you eat fewer calories over the long term.

The Greener the Banana, the Higher the Resistant Starch

The type of carbs in a banana depends on how ripe it is.

Unripe, green bananas are high in starch and resistant starch, while ripe, yellow bananas contain mostly sugars. Resistant starches are long chains of glucose (starch) that are resistant to digestion. They act like soluble fiber in the body and have lots of potential health benefits. This includes weight loss and reduced blood sugar levels. Resistant starch can also slow down the absorption of sugar from foods. This keeps your blood sugar levels stable and helps you feel full. Furthermore, resistant starch may also increase fat burning.

Bananas Have a Low Glycemic Index, But it Depends on Ripeness

The glycemic index (GI) measures how much foods raise blood sugar levels. If a food scores lower than 55, it's considered to have a low GI. 56-69 is medium, while a score above 70 is high. Foods that contain a lot of simple sugars are quickly absorbed and have a high GI value since they cause a greater rise in blood sugar levels. Eating a lot of high-GI foods has been linked to weight gain and an increased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Foods with more slowly absorbed carbs have a lower GI and keep your blood sugar levels stable. Since bananas are 90% carbs, they're sometimes considered to be a high-sugar fruit that could spike your blood sugar. However, the GI score of bananas is 42-62, depending on ripeness. This makes them low to medium on the glycemic index.

Ripe bananas have a higher GI than greener bananas. The sugar content increases as the banana matures, which in turn affects your blood sugar levels. That said, overall bananas seem to release their sugars slowly.

Low-GI foods like bananas may also help you feel full and keep blood sugar levels stable.This may lead to weight loss over time.

Fattening or Weight Loss Friendly?

Bananas are healthy and nutritious, there is no doubt about that. They are also high in fiber, but low in calories.

Most bananas have a low to medium glycemic index, and should not cause big spikes in blood sugar levels compared to other high-carb foods.

Although there are no studies that directly examine the effects of bananas on weight, they do have several properties that should make them a weight loss friendly food.

If you are trying to lose weight, then there is absolutely nothing wrong with eating bananas as a part of a balanced, real food based diet.
Are Bananas Fattening or Weight Loss Friendly?

I am 27 yr old female I have a cold last 27 days what should I do.

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Several things can be done to prevent cold: -Always wash your hands after coughing or sneezing into your hands, blowing your nose, after touching someone who is sick, or when using public restrooms or telephones. -Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough. -Get plenty of rest/sleep.Avoid people who have a cold or cold symptoms. -Drink plenty of fluids(veg/tomato soups,dal water/coconut water/herbal tea etc), and eat nutritious food(like sprouts/milk). Avoid fatty foods or drinks with caffeine -Treatment: A cold usually lasts for a week or two. Unless you develop complications, you shouldn't need medical treatment. -Gargle to keep from getting a sore throat.Take only lukewarm water to drink during the day -Use saline nasal sprays or nasal irrigation. -Tablet nasorest-p once/twice daily may ease breathing. -Do steam inhalation once or twice daily.

I have sneezing problem since 5-6 years. During winter it gets worse, what to do please suggest, also precautions to be taken?

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General Physician
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1.Do steam inhalation with Karvol plus inhalant capsule 2-3 times daily 2.Put otrivin nasal drop one drop three times daily 3. Take one tablet of cetrizine at bed time 4. if you have recurrent attack of sneezing, You may be having sinusitis or allergic rhinitis 5. consult ENT specialist for advice and treatment 6. Do an allergy test after consulting allergy specialist

High Antioxidant Fruits & Vegetable

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High Antioxidant Fruits & Vegetable

Antioxidant substances in plants help maintain health and repair cellular damage. They protect other compounds from oxidation by being oxidized themselves. Antioxidants act as preservatives that prevent the fats in foods from becoming rancid and prevent other damage to food caused by oxygen, according to Eleanor Whitney and Sharon Rolfes in “Understanding Nutrition.”

In the body, smoking, sunlight and pollution increase oxidation, according to Kansas State University researchers. Antioxidants protect against the free radical molecules that are produced by the breakdown of food in the body and by environmental exposure to tobacco smoke or radiation.


Fruits and Vegetables


The level of antioxidant capacity in foods measured in ORACs, Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, allows comparison of antioxidants in various fruits and vegetables. According to testing of fruits and vegetables at Kansas State University, prunes had the highest level of antioxidants at 57,701 ORACs. The next highest were raisins at 2,830, blueberries at 2,400 and blackberries at 2,036.

Next in descending order of ORACs came garlic at 1,940, Kale at 1,770, strawberries at 1,540, spinach at 1,260 and raspberries at 1,220. Fruits and vegetables with between 1,000 and 500 ORACS were Brussels sprouts, plums, alfalfa sprouts, broccoli flowers, beets, oranges, red grapes, red bell pepper, cherries, kiwi fruit and pink grapefruit. Fruits and vegetables with increasingly smaller antioxidant capacity included white grapes, onions, yellow corn, eggplant, cauliflower, peas, potatoes, sweet potatoes, cabbage, leaf lettuce, string beans, carrots, yellow squash, iceberg lettuce, celery and cucumbers.

Beverages


Green and black teas tested by Kansas State University had a much higher antioxidant capacity than the vegetables tested. Of the fruit juices tested, grape juice had the highest antioxidant level, followed by grapefruit, tomato, orange and apple juice, in that order.

Benefits


Many fruits and some vegetables contain high levels of carotenoids, vitamins, phenols, flavonoids and glutathionine. These antioxidants, according to the USDA Agricultural Research Service, can act as free radical scavengers, decompose peroxide, quench singlet and triplet oxygen as well as inhibit some enzymes. By decreasing the high levels of free radicals generated by metabolism, antioxidants decrease oxidative stress and prevent biochemical and physiological injury that can lead to functional impairment or cell death.

Considerations

Various free antioxidants have been associated with lower cancer and heart disease mortality rates, according to the USDA Agricultural Research Service. Kansas State University research suggests that eating plenty of foods high in antioxidants helps slow the processes associated with aging and protect against many chronic diseases. 

Most people would benefit by eating more fruits and vegetables. Eating generous amounts of fruits and veggies helps the body fight disease, according to Whitney and Rolfes.” Adults should choose 2½ cups fruit and 2 to 3 cups vegetables each day from among colorful plant groups that are high in antioxidants.

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Can a person affected with hepatitis B can eat meat and eggs? wil that help him to get cured. Can that food turn positive to negative.

MBBS
General Physician
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I will suggest you not to eat the food you suggested and first see that your liver is not having cirrhosis through a usg abdomen and if it is normal than there are very high chance of recovery

Hi, I love ice cream. Is it safe to eat 50 ml of khoya ice cream 4 days a week in summers. I am 21 year boy.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
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Hi,
I love ice cream. Is it safe to eat 50 ml of khoya ice cream 4 days a week in summers. I am 21 year boy.
Its high in fat and carbohydrate. You should have it in moderation and also exercise daily for at least 30 minutes.

Why do I feel hungry when I eat medohar vati half an hour before eating something.

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Why do I feel hungry when I eat medohar vati half an hour before eating something.
Dear Lybrate user, First of all, when you take ayurveda medicine you digestive system will improve to digest body fat. So it is normal. But you should remember the concept of calories. Take protein rich diet more and carbohydrates reach diet less. Drink more water. Avoid fast food, junk food, etc. High calories diet. For more details, weight loss chart, medicine consult me.

If avoiding drinking water from plastic bottles. Then which type of containers it would be preferable to drink water from it?

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Homeopath
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If avoiding drinking water from plastic bottles. Then which type of containers it would be preferable to drink water ...
The bottles that are available made up of to maintain temperature. Its costly, but use only that water bottles outside. It has thick layer of bottle to protect from outside sunrays and atmosphere.

Egg-the Complete Protein

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Besides plenty of protein sources available in the market, egg comes in first in biological value and the cheapest source.

Egg is a powerhouse of nutrition, packed with high biological value protein containing all 9 essential amino acids and more than 13 different vitamins and minerals. A medium egg not only contains 6gms of protein but also Vitamin A, B5, B12, B2, Folate, Phosphorus, selenium, decent amounts of Vitamin D, E, K, B6, Calcium, and Zinc.

BV is a measure of the ability of protein present in food to be absorbed and utilised by the human body for protein synthesis.

Eggs are also a rich supply of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. These are predominantly in the form of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) which helps with the maintenance of brain function and normal vision. It helps in healthy baby development during pregnancy, healthy skin and hair.

The protein and fat in eggs help sustain your energy levels, keeping you satisfied for longer and assists weight loss.
Egg-the Complete Protein

I am suffering from cold from last 2 years. I have cold even in summers. what I should to to cure it? Please help me.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician
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There are several things you can do to prevent a cold. they are all easy. -Always wash your hands after coughing or sneezing into your hands, blowing your nose, after touching someone who is sick, or when using public restrooms or telephones. -Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough. -Get plenty of rest/sleep.staying at home will keep you from spreading germs.Avoid people who have a cold or cold symptoms. -Drink plenty of fluids(veg/tomato soups,dal water/coconut water/herbal tea etc), and eat nutritious food(like sprouts/boiled eggs without yolk with milk). Avoid foods or drinks with caffeine which can impair your sleep -Treatment:A cold usually lasts for a week or two. Unless you develop complications, you shouldn't need medical treatment. -Complications like infections of the ears, throat, sinuses or lungs must be treated with antibiotics. -Gargle to keep from getting a sore throat. -Use saline nasal sprays or nasal irrigation. -Tablet nasorest-p once/twice daily may ease breathing. -Do steam inhalation once or twice daily -Cough- For dry cough.Take syrup Alex-D for a dry cough.(1 tsp thrice daily) -Productive cough:it brings up mucus from behind the throat or the lungs.These coughs should not be suppressed to the point that they no longer bring up mucus. Use syrup Alex. -Get chest xray done if cough lasts for more than a week and consult doctor immediately.

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If you don't have access to a fresh, homemade breakfast and are compelled to opt for cereals, then don't be a cereal killer! Get it?

I am suffering from cold and cough from the past 10 days. I had also taken medicine. But there is no relief Tell me what should I do?

cc USG, MBBS
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If symptoms are sneezing, running nose, blocked nose 1. Take proper rest/ lot of fluids 2. Take proper home made diet. 3. Steam inhalation carefully by steam inhaler twice a day for 2-3 days frequent/ continuous cough cold may be because of many reasons like: 1. Any ENT problem like DNS polyp sinusitis 2. Low immunity 3. Allergic condition so you need to consult ENT doctor for proper examination and further management.

I am having too much cold problem after every 2-3 days I am having cold, for that I use cheston cold I want you to recommend me more better tab than this.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
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I am having too much cold problem after every 2-3 days I am having cold, for that I use cheston cold I want you to re...
Take pranacharya jukamonil syrup 1-1 tsf twice a day with warm water. And laxmi vilas ras 1-1 tab twice a day.

I am afrin, my age is 21, I have a cold always but it takes long time to cure can you suggest me a thing please.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician
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take sinarest one tab 2 times daily for 3 days. honitus 2 tsf 2 times daily for 5 days. do gargle, take steam.

I have cold allergy . A little change in temperature cause me cold So tell me how can I get improve this problem.

MBBS, CCEBDM
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I have cold allergy . A little change in temperature cause me cold
So tell me how can I get improve this problem.
Please go for cardio exercise regimen like swimming, jogging or gym. This will help boost up your immunity and decreases your allergies.

Doctor, I wanted to know if bodybuilding supplements have any side effects or not?

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Doctor, I wanted to know if bodybuilding supplements have any side effects or not?
Hye. Supplements are to be taken only when your body's needs are high or if you have a deficiency of a particular nutrient. Supplements do not replace meals or a healthy diet. A supplement can only be as good as your diet is. So, if your basic diet is not good supplementation is not of much use. And in fact if supplements are just randomly added to the diet without evaluating the body's needs, it can cause mild to severe side effects.

ROLE OF HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF MALNUTRITION

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Homeopath
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Role of homeopathic medicine in management of malnutrition

Malnutrition is defined as the imbalance between supply of nutrients and energy and body's demand to ensure growth, maintenance, and performance of the specific function. The main victim of malnutrition are children under the age group of 15 years but it is also common in children below 5 years. It is due to lower socioeconomic status, nuclear family, poor hygiene, late introduction of solid food and acute infectious diseases. Many times in spite of proper feeding and eating well children suffer from malnutrition. Malnutrition makes the child immunodeficient so it makes a child more susceptible to infection. Homeopathic can augment the recovery of children suffering from malnutrition.
ROLE OF HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF MALNUTRITION
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