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Dr. Sucharita Pal Chowdhury

Psychiatrist, Kolkata

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Hey I am 22 years old need a serious solution for study. Actually I am not able to concentrate on study more than 5 mints and my mind divert after every 5 or 10. Please reply a genuine solution.

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U r asking some important question, start at morning 8 am take a paper and pen just write what r u thinking at 8. 00 then 8. 10 so this way u write in every 10 minutes the thought coming into your mind. Then after 1 day u study the paper. Which event u thought most. Write that in my private question I will give u best solution.

My friend has habit of smoking from last 12 years. He used to smoke ocassionlly & regularly in this 12 years. I guess he has smoked more than 2000 cigrrates till now. Now he is worried about his habit and feeling panic about smoking bad effects on his health. So please suggest us which test we can do so he will able to know what impact has happen to his body before he will suffer from cancer or any kind of illness occur by cigrrates. So better he will go through medical test or medical treatments as per your consultation before facing some serious consequences because of cigarettes. Please suggest us is it any way to know the damages has happen to his body because of cigarette. Also suggest him what to do so he will not face some serious consequences like cancer or lungs diseases in future.

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He needs to go for a comp[elte medical checkup, which the doctor will prescribe. Anyway, it does not matter what the results show. He just needs to quit this very bad habit, immediately. To enable this ask him to follow some of these remedies: You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. 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. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact, these conditions can exist all through the day, unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heartbeat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact, it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.

Hello doctor! My brother is Diabetic patient, He loss is weight day by day, Because of this he mentally disturbed, Could not eat properly, Kindly give advice and how to gain body weight for diabetic type 2 Thanks in advance Regards.

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Hello doctor!
My brother is Diabetic patient,
He loss is weight day by day,
Because of this he mentally disturbed,
Co...
Increase the calories in your diet while watching your carbohydrate intake. Gaining weight is simply a matter of eating more calories than you burn, but having diabetes complicates the equation because it's not safe for diabetics to eat whatever foods they want. Recommends limiting sweets like candy and chocolate, as they can spike your blood sugar levels too quickly, and instead of eating foods with refined carbohydrates like white rice, white bread and pasta, Eat more whole grains like whole wheat bread, proteins like chicken and fats like olive oil. Continue to check your blood sugar levels as often as your doctor or dietitian recommends.

I am 19 year old male. I have these continues headache after waking up and that lasts for around 4-5 hours. It started 2 weeks ago. It also makes me angry irritating. Sometime it become so high that I end up harming myself. Also sometime a week I become so depressed like hopeless. I am in my college and this attitude is seriously affecting my grades. I do not like going to classes means like from last 9-10 months I barely attend 30% of my classes. And in that time I just waste my time by doing nothing. I do not feel any emotion actually, my mood swings from bad to normal. I do not feel happiness, I laugh but from inside I do not know how it feels. And that also make me breath heavy.

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I am 19 year old male. I have these continues headache after waking up and that lasts for around 4-5 hours. It starte...
Relax dear lybrate-user. It may be caused by a range of conditions like migraine, brain tumor, defects in the eye etc. But, whatsoever it is, the treatment options are vast and the chances of recovery is very high. Your mood swings may be due to your belief that it can not be cured. Consult and follow a neurologist at the earliest. You can certainly lead a normal life soon.

I am a married woman but my husband is not fulfill my marriage life he cant fulfill my sex life. he looks like a normal person but he say excuses daily, telling lies to avoid sex. I dont know why?

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I am a married woman but my husband is not fulfill my marriage life he cant fulfill my sex life. he looks like a norm...
There is a problem that he may feel embarrassed to talk to you. Please take him to a sexologist or even a counselor and let him discuss his problems regarding performing the sexual act. Today there are a lot of solutions for these problems and unless he opens up no one can help him. So very gently coax him by assuring him that you will be by his side to see this through. If he is unwilling to visit a doctor then you may have to take a call on the future of this relationship. If this marriage has not been consummated, this is ample grounds to pursue a termination of the marriage. Again you may proceed with the utmost caution and care and only if he is absolutely non-cooperative do you need to tell him your decision and choice of action. You can tell him that you want to go about this with the least publicity and therefore his cooperation is essential to proceed in that manner. If there is some other problem, that will definitely come out in this line of action. Please discuss all this in front of the counselor or sexologist as the case proceeds.

I am 33 years old male. I have body dysmorphic disorder from last 3 months.what can i do?

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I am 33 years old male. I have body dysmorphic disorder from last 3 months.what can i do?
Body dysmorphic disorder (bdd) is a distinct mental disorder in which a person has symptoms of a medical illness, but the symptoms cannot be fully explained by an actual physical disorder. People with bdd are preoccupied with an imagined physical defect or a minor defect that others often cannot see. Treatment for bdd likely will include a combination of medicines, psychotherapy and group and family therapy. Please consult a psychiatrist or psychologist. Take care.

My wife suffering from depression which has increased her hypertension and hypersexulity can any ayurvedic Medicine cure this please guide I have two small kids.

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My wife suffering from depression which has increased her hypertension and hypersexulity can any ayurvedic Medicine c...
You can go for following remedy it will help you 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 Causes: • Anxiety • Tension • Mental stress • Drug addiction • Deficiency of vitamin B complex it will surely help you.

What is depression and why it occur in few people?

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What is depression and why it occur in few people?
Negative thought, dullness, worthlessness, interestloss in work-meeting-talking, goallessness, lack of sleep and appetite, etc appear depression. People who expect above ability but fail in trial and don't get way in life it occurs. Suicial thoughts come. They should make goal to be achieved and live working. It keeps them happier. Regular positive talks keep one happy. Laugh to live for life.

I am 49 years old. I suffer from depression as my elder sister has cheated me for property. Kindly advice.

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I am 49 years old. I suffer from depression as my elder sister has cheated me for property. Kindly advice.
As you are not able to forgive your sister you are suffering. This is normal to happen. When our mind is hooked into past it is normal to have lot of negative thoughts and in turn feeling low. The good news is that our mind could be wired to switch back to positive things and resilience building. We have immense potential within us and we could tap into those one step at a time, one day at a time. When things does not happen as we wish or people do not behave as we expect that is when out of disappointment, frustration, loneliness, anger, sadness. Etc we react and our mind starts thinking negative thoughts. Changing this pattern of responding to stressful situation requires both persistence and patience. Also you will only be able to work on this out of love and kindness towards you. Strong motivation will go a long way. Writing a statement about how would you want to respond in a similar situation and how will your life and your happiness will change if you do learn to manage your stress and how to respond to it. Once that is clear. Try 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.

My grandson, aged 24 years, is diagnosed adult attention deficit disorder. He normally returns home very very late in the night, say about 2.00 am or 4.00 a. M. How to stop him from doing this and what medicines will help him to avoid this sleeplessness.

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Dear, your grandson is suffeting from add. There are many symptoms, but almost all are curable with the help of medicines. Hope your grandson is taking medicines as prescribed by psychiatrist. In the present case, I think, your grandson is taking anti-advantage of the favorable situation. You should not interfere in this, but you may consult apsychologist for psychotherapy and counseling. You may contact me in case you want further clarification. Take care.

Hello sir my name is Deepak My Question is that my memory is very slow. I forgot every thing. So I want advice please.

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Go 4 a walk in d morng 4 an hr, dly take light diet, easily digestable, as med you tk, anacardium 200 x1 thrice a wl kali phos 6 x, 4 tabs x3 dly.

Hello there, I am 20 years male from Mumbai I sleep a lot. Is there any medicine which can help me to sleep very less. As I want to study for my exams.

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Hello there,
I am 20 years male from Mumbai I sleep a lot.
Is there any medicine which can help me to sleep very less...
6 hours sleep is a proper sleep in your age if you sleep more then it & you have need more time study than make a routine for sleep & go for a morning walk daily. It gives you freshness & healthy mind to study hard. If there is any problem you can contact to us.

I want to quit tobacco i'm having it from 5 years and I want to quit it please help what should I do.

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Dear Ashutosh. Welcome to lybrate. Quitting smoking is not easy. You have to show will power and quit smoking NOW. Sustain it with will power. Consult a psychologist for De addiction therapy. Take care.

I am getting bad (sex) feelings. Every day negative thoughts and I can't do any work properly. My confidence level is day to day is very less. If you give any suggestion.

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You are 5ft with 80 kg weight. Your bmi is very high. First you need to address your weight issues. That will definitely improve your confidence levels and activity. Get treated for depression, that will get rid of negative thought and sexual thoughts.

He is suffering from depression. He has some girlfriend issues. What medicine does he take to come out of this.

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He is suffering from depression. He has some girlfriend issues. What medicine does he take to come out of this.
Dear Lybrate User, Your friend is in pain. He needs to discuss and share his pain. If possible take him to a Counsellor. The Counsellor will help your friend in the healing process and help him to let go of past and move on in life. Medicines is not a long term solution. Medicines have side effects. Please ask your friend to seek help from a Counsellor. All the best.

How do I increase my brain memory?Please let me know the easiest way.

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By doing regular physical exercises at least half an hour in the morning and half an hour at evening. Take anacardium 3x / 4 tabs twice a day for one week. After one week, I will give you the next medicine which will be the follow up the previous medicine. That medicine will give you very positive results in your memory.

What are the real symptoms of having stress and high blood pressure and how to get rid from pain in head?

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What are the real symptoms of having stress and high blood pressure and how to get rid from pain in head?
check your BP. check your eye sight .take crocin pain relief one sos for severe headache. take rest and good sleep. avoid stress. inform if not ok.

I have cold body or mild chill and bodyache (especially on my back and legs) but without fever since 3 days back. My urine is also sometimes yellowish in colour. Is it a sign of UTI or what? what medicine should I take? thanks.

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I have cold body or mild chill and bodyache (especially on my back and legs) but without fever since 3 days back. My ...
• get plenty of rest so your body can use its energy to fight the cold • staying at home will keep you from spreading germs • drink plenty of liquids like herbal tea or hot broth/vegetable/tomato soups. Avoid foods or drinks with caffeine which can keep you from getting enough sleep Runny Nose and Sneezing- gargle to keep from getting a sore throat. Drink extra fluids. Use saline nasal sprays or nasal irrigation • Tablet Nasorest-P once/twice daily may reduce the amount of mucous. • Do steam inhalation once or twice daily

I am 18. I am in a state of depression due to upcoming board exams. Please suggest me any mild antidepressant or any other option to feel better and concentrate.

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I am 18. I am in a state of depression due to upcoming board exams. Please suggest me any mild antidepressant or any ...
It is natural to be anxious when you are writing an important exam so that you do well but excess anxiety can be counterproductive and hinder your learning and revision. If you are suffering from depression, then you will need to take psychiatric treatment and undergo psychological counselling as well to manage depression. Cognitive behaviour therapy is excellent for controlling rumination and negative thinking, anger management and any emotional disturbance. You can also look at alternate sciences to help you with depression because they don't have side effects. 1. You need to understand the source of your emotional upheaval and learn to either manage with it or cope with it so that you can concentrate on your studies. 3. Exercising regularly within your capacity is very important so that natural neuro are released in the brain and you will feel relax and calmer and more confident and motivated to do many things. You can run, walk, gym, dance, whatever you can and want to do. 4. Avoid all kind od processed and refined foods and replace with fresh fruit and vegetables for your nutrition. You need more of lean proteins, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin b12 and vitamin d3 for optimal brain functioning and emotional wellbeing. 5. Sleeping well for 6-8 hours every night is important for the brain to recoup from daily stress and body from physical stress. Please do bhramri and anulom vilom pranayama to help you sleep well every evening for 10 min each. Please give your exams only that much importance that is due to it because life is more than these exams and not everything in your life depends on them.

Its for me I am male 55 years old.I hv been suffering from depression since so many years.I have mood changes.I am always feeling depressed.I was told a chemical dopamine / serotonin is the cause of depression triggering is required to kindle the mood I am taking anti depressant Nexito 5 mg daily at night I am constantly confused with wavering mood I am unable to express my feelings is there a permanent solution to this prob pl clarify me

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Its for me I am male 55 years old.I hv been suffering from depression since so many years.I have mood changes.I am al...
Yes, there is a permanent solution if you cooperate. You must go for counseling too and the combination of the two will fetch you better results. So apart from the medication, you need the help of a counselor who will equip you with coping skills and techniques to handle the daily pressures in life. You can also speak about the recent developments and find a way of sorting those out too. Relying only on the chemical intervention is grossly insufficient. By just popping in pills how do you hope to develop skills and tools to manage life?! You can follow these simple rules too: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love: find someone to love and to love you back. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive everyday and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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 you are consistent and cooperative and do not have any episodes for at least three years, you could be taken off of the medication with the doctor's consent only.
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