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My wife is suffering from Bipolar disorder. She had had an episode of Mania in August after which this condition was diagnosed. Doctor had prescribed Divalpro 750 mg as maintenance drug which was later reduced to 500 mg as she was experiencing dizziness. She is facing weight gain and hair fall which is probably the side effects of this. Can we have some other alternatives to this to avoid these side effects?

Dr.Sajeev Kumar 92% (39992ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
My wife is suffering from Bipolar disorder. She had had an episode of Mania in August after which this condition was ...
The most common side effects with Depakote include nausea, vomiting, extreme drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, abdominal pain, stomach upset, rash, diarrhea, increased appetite, pain, tremor, weight gain, back pain, hair loss, headache, fever, loss of appetite, constipation, double/blurred vision, side-to-side eye .. Hair fall is not due ths and can be due to dandruff, anemia , hypothyroidism etc..
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Latest Trend in Eye Surgery

Dr.Pooja Dhama 90% (167ratings)
Senior Consultant Surgeon, Specialist In Refractive Lasik Surgery, MS Ophthalmology, Phacoemulsification & Multifocal Implantation, Occuloplasty Surgeon
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Latest Trend in Eye Surgery

Eye surgeries have evolved a long way. Starting from the most basic of eye surgeries, technological advancement has evolved a number of modern eye surgery techniques. LASIK is the latest trend in eye surgery and is the most common type of eye surgery in the modern day.

LASIK or Lasik (laser assisted situ keratomileusis), is a laser eye surgery or laser vision revision. It is a kind of refractive surgery for the rectification of nearsightedness, hyperopia, and astigmatism. The LASIK surgery is performed by an ophthalmologist who utilizes a laser or microkeratome to reshape the eye's cornea with a specific end goal to enhance visual acuity. For most patients, LASIK gives a lasting contrasting option to eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Carrying out a LASIK surgery:

  1. To begin with, your eye specialist utilizes either a mechanical surgical apparatus called a microkeratome or a femtosecond laser to make a slender, round "fold" in the cornea.
  2. The specialist then creases back the pivoted fold to get to the fundamental cornea (called the stroma) and expels some corneal tissue utilizing an excimer laser.
  3. For partially blind individuals, the objective is to smooth the cornea; with farsighted individuals, a more extreme cornea is fancied.
  4. Excimer lasers additionally can redress astigmatism by smoothing an unpredictable cornea into a more typical shape. It is a misguided judgment that LASIK can't treat astigmatism.
  5. Laser eye surgery requires just topical soporific drops, and no wraps or fastens are required.
  6. After your LASIK surgery is completed, you will be given some rest. You may feel a makeshift smoldering or tingling sensation promptly after the surgery is completed. After some post-surgical examinations, you are ready to go home. Abstain from driving by yourself.
  7. Immediately after the surgery, you may experience blurred vision or hazy vision. It will subside with a little time.
  8. You must keep away from any kind of activity that causes strain to the eyes after the surgery. Avoid watching television or reading.

Results of LASIK surgery:

  1. Laser eye surgery offers various advantages and can significantly enhance your personal satisfaction. A great many people accomplish 20/20 vision or better after the surgery. However, LASIK results do fluctuate from people to people.
  2. You will have to continue wearing your contact lenses or spectacles. The power will be much less after the surgery.

Side-effects: While this surgery strategy provides effective results, LASIK complications can happen and may incorporate diseases such as night glare, and you may experience starbursts or radiances, especially while driving. 

LASIK surgery is one of the most carried eye surgeries nowadays and gives satisfactory results. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a ophthalmologist and ask a free question.

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Is divalproex prolonged-release tablets i.p dayo od 250 is same as divalproex sodium extended release tablets i.p valrest -250er.

Dr.Sajeev Kumar 92% (39992ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Is divalproex prolonged-release tablets i.p dayo od 250 is same as divalproex sodium extended release tablets i.p val...
The divalproex prolonged-release tablets i.p dayo od 250 is same as divalproex sodium extended release tablets i.p valrest -250e
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In 2015 in m addicted of capsule codeine alcohol weed etc in 2016 I quit these harm full things after that I am suffering from insomnia I am going to the psychiatrist doctor it's say you r suffering from bipolar disorder doctor prescribed me medicine I am eating continue medicine it's name is is dilpra od it's salt name is divalproex prolonged release tablet 2 is lurasid 40 it's salt name is lurasidone hcl 3 lozex md 1 it's salt name is lozepam 4 zing pride it's salt name is amisulpride I am eating these medicine near about 25 months after that one day I notice my penis not erected I am suffering from erectile dysfunction please give me a suggestion what can I do to cure ed I am not telling about erectile dysfunction with my psychiatrist because I am very shy person.

Dr.K V Anand 93% (34418ratings)
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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
In 2015 in m addicted of capsule codeine alcohol weed etc in 2016 I quit these harm full things after that I am suffe...
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Codeine addiction comes under SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTION. Deaddiction treatment is best suited for such addictions. Medically assisted drug detoxification or alcohol detoxification alone is ineffective as a treatment for addiction. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) recommends detoxification followed by both medication (where applicable) and behavioral therapy, followed by relapse prevention.
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Youth Impotence - Know Why It Is Becoming A Common Trend!

Dr.Imran Khan 87% (4065ratings)
Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S), PGD(Sexual Medicine & Councelling)
Sexologist, Gurgaon
Youth Impotence - Know Why It Is Becoming A Common Trend!

Impotence is often related to old-age and deteriorating sexual drives. However, not all cases of impotence pertain to the older crowd. Youth impotence is an increasingly common condition among males in generation X, however, it is rare but not totally absent in females as well.

 In males, youth impotence refers to a young man’s incapability to attain an erection or maintain it throughout the intercourse. The main reasons for youth impotence can be attributed to over-masturbation or having sex too often. A certain study indicates that excessive masturbation at a very young age requires an excess of testosterone, thereby restricting the resting time of the nervous system. Endocrine function of the body is adversely affected as well because the production of hormones and liver enzymes is gravely reduced. 

Other causes of male youth impotence are:

  1. Marijuana: Marijuana increases the level of the inflammatory hormone ‘prostaglandin’, E-2, that is responsible for inflammation of the brain arteries which results in interrupted blood flow to the penis.
  2. Methamphetamine and Ecstasy: Prolonged meth abuse can cause confined testicular function and orgasmic disorders whilst over-dosing on ecstasy is responsible for wrecking the ‘serotonin’ producing neurons present in the brain that regulate and control sexual activities.

Youth impotence is relatively a typical in females. However, it isn’t a condition which is non-existent. Females in the ripe ages of their youth experience “inhibited desire disorder” which means the woman has no or very low desire to engage in any form of sexual activity. This condition can be attributed to a variety of factors: drug abuse, unpleasant past experiences, chronic distress, insomnia, etc. Experiencing a piercing pain during intercourse can also lead to this condition. This pain is unnatural and might persist due to lack of lubrication, vaginismus (pelvic muscle spasms) or genital herpes

The youth impotence in both males and females can be healed by a combination of the following methods:

  1. Psychosexual counselling
  2. Intake of pills which stabilise the flow of hormones in your body
  3. Kegel exercises which strengthen one’s pelvic muscles
  4. Addition of necessary nutrients to your diet

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

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Infertility & It's Raising Trend In Metros!

Dr.Megha Tuli 94% (1863ratings)
MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS, Masters in Aesthetic Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
Infertility & It's Raising Trend In Metros!

Female infertility basically refers to infertility among female humans. The problem tends to affect around 48 million women around the world, though it is mainly prevalent among those living in South Asia, North Africa, Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. There are plenty of issues which tend to give rise to this problem among females world over, which we will discuss as we progress. 

What Are The Medical Causes of Female Infertility? 
There are a number of medical causes behind women coming across difficulties related to fertility. Some of the most common causes include: 

  1. Problems with ovulation 
  2. Fallopian tubes or the uterus getting damaged 
  3. Problems related to cervix 
  4. Submucosal fibroid 
  5. Endometriosis 
  6. PCOD 
  7. Chemotherapy 
  8. Radiotherapy 

Problems related to ovulation can happen because of the following reasons, which include: 

Fallopian tubes or uterus can be damaged due to the following reasons: 

  1. Disease of inflammatory pelvic 
  2. Endometriosis 

Various Risk Factors Responsible for Female Infertility 
There are number of risk factors primarily responsible for female infertility. The factors include: 

  1. Age: Women, who are in their late 30s generally, tend to be less fertile compared to those who are in their early 20s. 
  2. Career Aspirations: Nowadays women have become so focused about building their careers that they often tend to sway away in their quest for attaining a position in life, hence leading to the delay in conceiving. 
  3. Lifestyle and Environment: These include smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol and being exposed to hazards or toxins in the workplace. 

Various Investigations to Determine Female Infertility 
There are some investigations which help to determine female infertility, including: 

  1. Ovulation Testing: A rise in luteinizing hormone that occurs before ovulation, along with the blood test for progesterone, thyroid and prolactin indicates that a woman is ovulating. 
  2. Hysterosalpingography: During this test, X-ray contrast gets injected inside the uterus and X-ray is taken for detecting the abnormalities in the uterine cavity. This also helps to determine if the fluid passes out of the uterus and get spilled out in the fallopian tubes. 
  3. Ovarian Reserve Testing: This test helps to determine the quality and quantity of eggs that are available for ovulation. 

How to Prevent Female Infertility? 
There are quite number of ways through which females can prevent themselves from getting affected by infertility. These include: 

  1. Taking precaution to prevent sexually transmitted diseases 
  2. Avoiding illicit drugs 
  3. Completely avoid use of alcohol 
  4. Adoption of good personal hygiene and health practices 
  5. Having check-ups on an annual basis with the doctor once a woman is sexually active. 

Meditation and relaxation can help women in: 

  1. Enhancing clarity of the mind 
  2. Maintain healthy body chemistry 
  3. Makes them patient to undergo the rigors of infertility treatment 

Diet can have a big say in affecting female’s fertility. They include:

  1. Having more of slow carbohydrates like fruits, vegetables and avoid taking cookies, cakes and white bread. 
  2. Completely avoid all kinds of trans fat and focus on having healthy unsaturated fats. 
  3. Take more protein from items like beans, nuts, seeds, which contain healthy fats rather than consuming red meat
  4. Consume whole milk rather than low-fat dairy.
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I have these tablets can I breastfeed my 4 months baby boy? depakote 500 mg names Clonotril 0.25.

Dr.Ajit Kumar 88% (94ratings)
MBBS, MD, DM - Neonatology
Pediatrician, Delhi
It has very negligible amount in your breast milk. Your baby might be slightly lazy but its a transient effect, no long term side effects has been reported. Therefore, You may continue to breast fed your baby. If you are much concerned.
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Hi I am mother of 4 months baby boy can I breastfeed my baby I am on pills neuhenz and depakote.

Dr.Reena Kawatra 92% (4576ratings)
MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Ideally ñot recommended as they are tabs for seizure and nerve damage, and are likely to get secreted in breast milk too, so avoid breast feeding and give your baby top feed.
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