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Dt. Chitra Mehta

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ludhiana

Dt. Chitra Mehta Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ludhiana
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Does protein shakes has any kind of harmful effects. I do gym & Alway consulted by my trainer to take protein shakes.

M.Sc Foods & Nutrition, Ph.D Foods & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Vadodara
Does protein shakes has any kind of harmful effects. I do gym & Alway consulted by my trainer to take protein shakes.
Yes it may have side effects. Depending on the brand and protein composition you consume. Only take after consulting a nutritionist/dietitian.
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Galactosemia In Infants - Know the Reasons Behind It!

MD- Paediatrics & Neonatology, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Galactosemia In Infants - Know the Reasons Behind It!

An infant is usually called a bundle of joy and with good reason. There are simple and carefree, and bring a smile to your face with their antics. However, the mood and health of an infant can be tarnished due to an issue which is known as galactosemia.

What is Galactosemia?
When a baby has galactosemia, he or she will have a problem when it comes to digesting galactose, which is something that is present not only in milk but in all milk products. Galactose is a sort of sugar, just like fructose and glucose is. As a matter of fact, lactose, which is what milk has, is, in fact, a combination of glucose and galactose. Also, when lactose is processed, it is broken down by the human body into its constituents.

The condition is something that is passed down through the genes of the parents of the baby. The condition would occur if the gene which causes a tendency for a baby to have galactosemia is present not only in one parent but both of them. A baby who has the condition will be lacking an enzyme which is known as the GALT enzyme. The enzyme could also not be functioning as it should be under normal circumstances.

When it comes to the problem, it is very important, to say the least, to detect it sooner rather than later as if there is a build-up of unprocessed galactose which is allowed to occur, it can affect the baby adversely and in some cases, it can also be threatening to the life of the baby!

How does it affect a baby?
The problems which can erupt due to galactosemia include issues which affect organs such as the brain, eyes, liver and kidneys. It is interesting to take note of the fact that these are all organs which either have something to do either processing the blood or are heavily dependent on it. While a baby is not in the position in which he or she can communicate the issues that are being faced, when keeping an eye out for galactosemia, the signs which are displayed include an irritability of the baby as well as lacking consumption of the milk of the mother.

Even though galactosemia may not be the case, a doctor should be consulted as the exacerbated issue can include seizures and jaundice. It is to be kept in mind that galactose is something that can be found not only in the milk of the cow but also human milk as well as the milk of other animals such as goats.

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My husband is 40 yr. old. Having severe back pain since last 2-3 months. Showed to good orthopaedic. Did mri. Everything is normal just deficiency of vit d n b12. Took injection n medicine was ok but again started. This time at one side. Please help.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Start the same supplement again. If that also doesn't work then start doing exercise everyday early in morning and along with it homoeopathic treatment.
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I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid overeating and have better control of my appetite? (I'm 5'6" and weigh more than 220 pounds.)

BHMS
Homeopath, Lucknow
I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid ove...
do one thing whenever u feel urself hungry try to take coconut water/roasted gram/poha/cucumber/fruit juices. during hunger avoid taking biscuits,coffee,choclates,junk food etc. u can take fenugreek seeds soaked in morning[1 teaspoonful] take jeera powder. do exercises. try to sit on the floor[avoid sitting on chair] use 2 teaspoonful karela juice daily. consult from dietician also.
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Suggest me some good diet to reduce fat in my body and to maintain the body too. I am working out in gym regularly.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Suggest me some good diet to reduce fat in my body and to maintain the body too. I am working out in gym regularly.
Hi, I am both a registered dietitian and a doctor who will help you in losing your weight as well as solve your other health problems through a dietary therapy. Let me know your food intake details. The best diet is one which is healthy and well balanced with foods from all the food groups, and one which is varied and that you can stick to weight loss on some diets can be dramatic in the short term, but there's more of a chance of rebound weight gain. Set yourself a realistic target and aim to lose between (0.5-1.0kg) a week I being a registered dietitian strongly accommodate the patients own preferences without the patient feeling that they are on a diet not compromising the weight management goals. Don't fall for self dieting or fad diets availiable online they have harmful effects in the long run, if you lose a lot of weight very quickly, you may not lose as much fat as you would with a more modest rate of weight loss. Instead, you might lose water weight or even lean muscle tissue, since it's hard to burn that many fat calories in a short period. I will need to carry out detailed assessment in your case, after assessing your personal challenges to weight loss, I will recommend a strategy to gradually change habits and attitudes that have sabotaged your past efforts. Also the overall objective should not be to drastically reduce weight but doing it gradually and help rebuild body tissues and to maintain ideal body weight. I being a both a registered dietitian (rd) and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their problems through a holistic approach using customized therapeutic diet and medications. I will also suggest home remedies. Do reply back for private consultation for rx.
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Hypopituitarism: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

DM - Endocrinology, MD Medicine
Endocrinologist, Faridabad
Hypopituitarism: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Hypopituitarism is defined as a condition in which the pituitary gland is unable to produce enough hormones. Under-secretion of pituitary hormones affects reproduction, body growth and blood pressure. It also results in pre-mature aging.

The pituitary gland is a small bean-shaped gland situated at the base of your brain, behind your nose and between your ears. Despite its size, this gland secretes hormones that influence nearly every part of your body.

In hypopituitarism, you have a short supply of one or more of these pituitary hormones. This deficiency can affect any number of your body's routine functions, such as growth, blood pressure and reproduction.

Few Causes:

  1. Head injury

  2. Tuberculosis

  3. Radiation treatment

  4. Stroke

  5. Brain tumors

  6. Brain surgery

  7. Meningitis (brain infection)

  8. Hypophysitis (autoimmune inflammatory disorder)

  9. Sarcoidosis is an infiltrative (accumulation of cells and tissues in excess of the normal amount) disease which occurs in various organs.

  10. Impaired hormone secretion by the pituitary gland is caused by genetic mutations.

  11. Sheehan’s syndrome: It is a condition in which the pituitary gland gets damaged due to severe blood loss during childbirth.

  12. Hypothalamus (a part of the brain which is located above the pituitary gland) diseases wherein the pituitary activities are directly affected by the hypothalamus.

Symptoms:

  1. Fatigue

  2. Reduced sex drive

  3. Decreased appetite

  4. Anemia

  5. Irregular menstruation, pubic hair loss, hot flashes (feverish heat), and inability to breast-feed properly because of low breast milk production).

  6. Dwarfism in children

  7. Weight loss

  8. Increased sensitivity to cold temperature

  9. Infertility

  10. Facial puffiness

  11. Reduction in body hair or facial hair

Treatment Options:

  1. Hormone replacement drugs include:

    • Corticosteroids: Adrenocorticotropic hormone deficiency leads to low production of adrenal hormones (different kinds of hormones such as cortisol and adrenalin, produced in the endocrine glands). These drugs act as a replacement of adrenal hormones.

    • Growth hormone: Growth hormone, also known as somatropin, is injected beneath the skin. This treatment method promotes growth, which balances the height in children. Growth hormone deficiency in adults is also cured by these medications to some extent.

  2. Surgery: Surgical procedure is needed if the condition of hypopituitarism is the result of a tumor. The doctor will remove the tumor through surgery, thus resulting in normal growth.

  3. Radiation: Radiation therapy helps in reducing the size of the tumor which causes stunted growth or pre-mature aging. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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I am suffering from lean and sicknesses phobia. Not gaining weight as well as physique which anyone expect at this time of age. Besides I take well balanced diet as my body required.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
I am suffering from lean and sicknesses phobia. Not gaining weight as well as physique which anyone expect at this ti...
Hi, Take Alfa malt forte(medisynth) 1tablespoon to be taken during meals ,twice a day. GRD powder 1tablespoon in 1cup of milk,drink once a day for 1mth and revert back
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Hello I am mahesh sharma I am very week my weight is so low please tell me how I growth my weight.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Hello I am mahesh sharma I am very week my weight is so low please tell me how I growth my weight.
May be you are not taking a balanced diet properly. You are week because of nutrition deficiency. Take whole grain, pulses, vegetables, egg, fish, milk and milk products in right amount. Or if you have any health related issue then consult with an nutrition expert.
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How to increase the strength of the body, muscles and gain fat to look healthier?

3 months Internship of Dietitics/Nutrition, PG diploma in Dietitics/Nutrition, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Moradabad
How to increase the strength of the body, muscles and gain fat to look healthier?
Hi,walk and exercise or yoga regularly..take healthy high protein diet..maxinum intake of green tea and water..take fruit juices and dry fruits...take warm milk with honey twice a day before sleeping...
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Hi I have been on nexito 5 mg and lonazep 0. 5 mg for past 5 years approx prescribed by a psychiatrist since I had been under severe work related stress for about 6 years. The psychiatrist has recommended that I should continue these medications or try tapering them off. Whenever I have tried to discontinue one or both medications I find that I am not able to get a good nights sleep. I seem to be semi awake most of the night. I am also on concor am 5 & telsar h for my bp for over 10 years. I am a 57 year old male. I also seem to have put on about 10kgs weight which I am now unable to lose despite exercising. Please advise

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, all of your conditions including hypertension are stress related. You are having stress, still. But you do not do any corrective measures. The best way to be away from stress is to exercise, being active and entertained. You are putting weight not because of stress, but because of your life style. Changing your life style should help you. You may post a private question to me. I will help you. Take care.
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I wanna gain weight. My height is 6.2 n weight now is 66. I have started using supplements with gym. Is there any specific diet I need to maintain. Moreover I work in a night shift BPO.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Howrah
Follow a proper diet to gain weight naturally. Have whole cereal products,dry fruits,nutritive beverages,whole milk and its products,fruits and vegetables. Maintain meal time.You may contact me for detailed diet plan.
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For example. G I have a desk job and in the last 2 years. My weight has gone up from 75 kis to 85 kis. I want to lose weight. Please help.

fellowship in diabetes, Professional Training in Mind Body Medicine, MS, MBBS
Bariatrician, Ahmedabad
For example. G I have a desk job and in the last 2 years. My weight has gone up from 75 kis to 85 kis. I want to lose...
Hello lybrate-user, I understand your concern. Most people who are fat are made to feel that it is because you lack will power, you are lethargic and a weak person. But that is definitely not true. It is your your hormones which have made you fat and keeping you fat. Unless we make correct diagnosis and and create a diet and lifestyle plan to correct that hormonal abnormalities you will not be able to lose weight for long term. Avoid all junk food and all sweet food. Low fat diet does not work for majority of people. Eat wholesome nutritious food full of fibers, good quality fat like ghee and coconut etc. Don't focus on calories but on nutritional density and diversity. Simultaneously working on exercise and diet will surely help. Best rate to lose weight is 1/2 kg per week. If that happens, it is least likely to go high again in future. You do not have to do rigorous exercise to lose weight but start with something small. Let us say 8 minute workout. Trying to lose weight in very short time will need some form of crash diet. Even if you lose weight doing this kind of crash diet, you will get it all back within no time and all the gain will be mainly fat. Not good for your health. Be gentle and patient with yourself. Demonstrate commitment in your persistent efforts. Make comprehensive change in diet, exercise, sleep and stress in your routine. This is called lifestyle medicine. If you can not do it on your own, find some expert who can help you in this over extended period of time.
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I am 29 years old person, my weight is 78 kg. I want to loose 10 kg of my weight. Can you suggest a proper way, by which I can loose it within 1 or 2 month?

Ph.D - Ayurveda, FFAM-Post Graduate Fellowship, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Delhi
Not possible to loose 10 kg in two months, slow reduction in weight is good for health. Avoid fat, fried, high carbohydrate- reduce sugar, salty, fast food, preserved diets. Do physical activity, get plenty of fiber rich diet, go for whole grains if interested in ayurveda treatment let us know.
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I am on antidepressant drug so I have gained lot of weight. Please let me know some medicine to loose weight

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
Dear, Obesity in ayurveda is known as Medorog and is defined excessive body fat accumulation in body. Medo roga specially found predominantly pitta body type constitution. The disturbed ?Pitta-the digestive fire? is disturbed leading to improper digestion and assimilation of fats. Being overweight can put you at risk for hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, back pain, coronary heart disease, and sleep problems. We have specialised medicine prepared for weight loss . No Exercise , No Dieting, No side Effect ,Kindly Attach your cholestrol and thyroid report. For better result and shape body use our medicine and see result within 15 days for order with your test reports details. Visit us at www.Malhotraayurveda.Com
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How to gain my body with 6 pack. This is mostly important for me. So please tell me how to gain.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
How to gain my body with 6 pack. This is mostly important for me. So please tell me how to gain.
Ab packs are well toned abdominal (belly) muscle. To get ab packs follow these methods: 1. On abdomen (belly) there is a layer of fatty tissue. First you have to dissolve the belly fat. For this, start running in morning. Start with 10-15 minute fast walk and then running for 2-5 minutes. Slowly increase the running time upto 15 minutes. 2. Eat lots of green vegetables and lessamount of fat rich foods like butter, cream, fried food. 3. For gaining ab muscles, increase protein rich foods- soyabean, careals, cheese, eggs. * lie down on flat surface, raise your legs without bending your knees, do it for 3-5 times daily. * lie down on plain surface, put your hands on the back of head by folding your elbows, now move your head towads the knees try to touch your knees with forehead and then move back and lie down. Repeat it for 5-10 times daily for flat tummy. 4. For proper shapeof 6 pack abs, follow proper exercise for abs. Do crunches exercise regularly. Follow these instructions seriously and get six packs abs definitely.
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M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition (Delhi University)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Panipat
Are you thinking to replace your sugar intake with the artificial sweetners?
A word about artificial sweeteners!
It may be challenging to remove artificial sweeteners from your diet, because they are universally accepted. However, the bottom line is that as long as you continue to drink diet sodas & eat other artificially sweetened foods on a regular basis, you will never really stop craving and thinking about sweet foods. Patients who have been unwilling to stop these so called diet foods have never felt the relief from cravings for and obsessive thoughts about their favourite foods. Those who have weaned themselves off diet drinks happily admit what a relief it is to be consuming more healthy foods.
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How to reduce my weight, also my belly has started protruding out, how to control it or reduce it.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, msc in dietetics & food service management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Indore
How to reduce my weight, also my belly has started protruding out, how to control it or reduce it.
Take low calorie and low sodium and high protein food. Don't take rice at night. 4-5 meals in a day in a frequent intervals. Take 1 glass of lukewarm water with 1 tsp of alsi powder in the morning and go for walk.
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Due to lack of vitamin B12 ,I suffer from inflammation in my feet and my body swells please tell me any remedy.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Due to lack of vitamin B12 ,I suffer from inflammation in my feet and my body swells please tell me any remedy.
Hello, Lybrate user, Vit B cause, general weakness, numbness,tingling ,Irritating let bowel syndrome. Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body. Go, for meditation to nourish your body reducing stress. Tk, Vit'B'- Banana Green peas, Milk,Black beans, Salmon (fish, Spinach,Mangoes. Tk, Homoeopathic medicine:@ Five phos 6x-4 pills, thrice. Avoid junk food, alcoholic intake. Tk, care.
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I am 17 years old I am very weak from 4 years Please tell me the medicine to increase hungry.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear lybrate user, take homoeopathic mother tincture alfalfa q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water.
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My son is 13 years old and he weighs approx 70 kg what should I do to make his weight normal. His height is approximately 5.3 feet.

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi, give him healthy food containing vegetables, cereals and fruits. Try to avoid junk food, cheese and oily food. Involve him in exercises, sports badminton cricket football, encourage him him in sports.
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