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Dr. Alka Barvalia

Homeopath, Mumbai

Dr. Alka Barvalia Homeopath, Mumbai
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Dr. Alka Barvalia is one of the best Homeopaths in Mumbai, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Dr. Praful Homeopathy Clinic in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Alka Barvalia and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Hello doctor, my name is akchay and I am 20 years old male and I m suffering from hairfall problem for last 2 months and now my scalp can be easily seen by mirror. please help me and give some tips to regrow the lost hair. And What should I do?

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Homeopath, Sindhudurg
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Which is best time to have green tea? L go walk in early morning and in evening at gym about 5 pm.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Which is best time to have green tea?
L go walk in early morning and in evening at gym about 5 pm.
Hye. Thankyou for the query. Green tea is a zero calorie drink. You can have it any time of the day depending on what is the reason for having it. Just understand that it should not replace your meals or not become your present workout meal.
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Why Dental Cleaning and Polishing???

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Why Dental Cleaning and Polishing???

What are dental cleanings (scale and polish) and why have them?

Dental cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances which help strengthen and protect the teeth. While this is a good thing, it also means that we tend to get a build-up of calcium deposits on the teeth. This chalky substance will eventually build up over time, like limescale in a pipe or kettle. Usually, it is tooth coloured and can easily be mistaken as part of the teeth, but it also can vary from brown to black in colour.

If the scale or calculus (tartar, as dentists like to call it) is allowed to accumulate on the teeth it will, unfortunately, provide the right conditions for bacteria to thrive next to the gums. The purpose of the cleaning and polishing is basically to leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the teeth clean during your regular home care.Also it leaves your teeth feeling lovely and smooth and clean, which is nice when you run your tongue around them. Actually, come to think of it, there's nothing worse than someone you fancy running their tongue around your teeth and finding a piece of spinach or something! Still, if they're hungry

The professional cleaning of teeth is sometimes referred to as prophylaxis (orprophy for short). It's a Greek word which means 'to prevent beforehand' - in this case, it helps prevent gum disease.

How are dental cleanings done?

The dental hygienist or dentist uses specialized instruments to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth. The instruments which may be used during your cleaning, and what they feel like, are described below.

Ultrasonic instrument

Commonly used first is an ultrasonic instrument which uses tickling vibrations to knock larger pieces of tartar loose. It also sprays a cooling mist of water while it works to wash away debris and keep the area at a proper temperature. The device typically emits a humming or high pitched whistling sound. This may seem louder than it actually is because the sound may get amplified inside your head, just like when you put an electric toothbrush into your mouth.

The ultrasonic instrument tips are curved and rounded and are always kept in motion around the teeth. They are by no means sharp since their purpose is to knock tartar loose and not to cut into the teeth. It is best to inform the operator if the sensations are too strong or ticklish so that they can adjust the setting appropriately on the device or modify the pressure applied.

With larger deposits that have hardened on, it can take some time to remove these, just like trying to remove baked-on grime on a stove that has been left over a long time. So your cleaning may take longer than future cleanings. Imagine not cleaning a house for six months versus cleaning it every week. The six-month job is going to take longer than doing smaller weekly jobs.

Fine hand tools

Once the larger pieces of tartar are gone, the dental worker will switch to finer hand tools (called scalers and curettes in dental-speak) to remove smaller deposits and smoothen the tooth surfaces. These tools are curved and shaped to match the curves of the teeth. They allow smaller tartar deposits to be removed bycarefully scraping them off with a gentle to moderate amount of pressure. Just like taking a scrubbing brush to a soiled pot, the dental worker has to get the areas clean and smooth.

Polishing

Once all the surfaces are smooth, the dental worker may polish your teeth. Polishing is done using a slow speed handpiece with a soft rubber cup that spins on the end. Prophylaxis (short for prophy) paste - a special gritty toothpaste-like material - is scooped up like ice cream into the cup and spun around on the teeth to make them shiny smooth.

Fluoride


Your dentist may also apply fluoride. This is the final, and my favorite part of the dental cleaning! Fluoride comes in many different flavours such as chocolate, mint, strawberry, cherry, watermelon, pina colada and can be mixed and matched just like ice cream at a parlour for a great taste sensation! Make no mistake though, this in-office fluoride treatment is meant for topical use only on the surfaces of the teeth and swallowing excessive amounts can give a person a tummy ache as it is not meant to be ingested.

Fluoride foam or gel is then placed into small, flexible foam trays and placed over the teeth for 30 seconds. Afterwards, the patient is directed to spit as much out as possible into a saliva ejector. The fluoride helps to strengthen the teeth since the acids from bacteria in dental tartar and plaque will have weakened the surfaces. It is best not to eat, drink or rinse for 30 minutes after the fluoride has been applied.

Is it going to be painful?

Most people find that cleanings are painless, and find the sensations described above - tickling vibrations, the cooling mist of water, and the feeling of pressure during 'scraping' - do not cause discomfort. A lot of people even report that they enjoy cleanings and the lovely smooth feel of their teeth afterwards! There may be odd zingy sensations, but many people don't mind as they only last a nanosecond.

Be sure to let your dentist/hygienist know if you find things are getting too uncomfortable for your liking. They can recommend various options to make the cleaning more enjoyable.

Painful cleaning experiences can be caused by a number of things: a rough dentist or hygienist, exposed dentine (not dangerous, but can make cleanings unpleasant), or sore gum tissues.

In case you may have had painful cleaning experiences in the past, switching to a gentle hygienist/dentist and perhaps a spot of nitrous oxide can often make all the difference. You could also choose to be numbed. If you find the scaling a bit uncomfortable because the gum tissues (rather than the teeth themselves) are sensitive, topical numbing gels can be used.

 

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My son is 29 years old and he has urge of going for toilet - motion for the past 30 days. He often uses toilet minimum 6 times a day. He weighs 90kg and now on diet and exercise.

MBBS
General Physician,
My son is 29 years old and he has urge of going for toilet - motion for the past 30 days. He often uses toilet minimu...
Increase in urinary frequency may be due to diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, urinary tract infections etc. First if there is any burning sensation in micturition or lower abdominal pain, fever is present, then it might be due to uti and urine culture should be done followed by proper antibiotic therapy. If there is no such symptoms present, fasting blood sugar and post prandial blood sugar should be checked to exclude diabetes. Also avoid sweetened drinks and excess amount of coffe or tea intake. Water intake should be restricted to 3-4 litres per day. Then according to reports furthur treatment can be done.
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I am 39 yes old, I am suffering from uric acid & thyroid. I have too much pain in my knees. Please Advise me what should I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 39 yes old, I am suffering from uric acid & thyroid. I have too much pain in my knees. Please Advise me what sho...
take tab febutaz 1tab od for 15 days, avoid protein diet, milk and its product, paneer, cheese, non veg etc.drink 3-4 liter of water daily, morning walk for 1 hr daily, it will help you. thanks
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I have lost my hair every day please advice how can I stop to lose my hair. Also please advice me some good health tips. Thanks.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I have lost my hair every day please advice how can I stop to lose my hair. Also please advice me some good health ti...
Hibiscus leaves or flowers well, this is the best ayurvedic home remedy for hair loss. Hibiscus flowers and leaves can be very helpful in preventing hair loss and to promote hair growth. Hibiscus flowers are used as an effective cure for split ends and dandruff as well. Heat 12-15 hibiscus flowers in 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Strain the solution and collect the oil. Apply this concoction to the scalp and hairs, leave overnight and wash in the morning. To use the hibiscus leaves, grind them into fine paste and apply the paste to the scalp and hairs. Leave it on for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Rinse off with plenty of water. This controls the hair loss automatically and promotes hair growth. Hibiscus leaves for strong and long hair.
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My fasting blood glucose level is 112 and post prandial is 143 and hba1c is 6.6 should I start treatment for diabetes or should modify my diet and physical activity

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Pune
Most important is diet and exercise. Please go for these very religiously. And keep on checking your sugar monthly. HbA1c after 3 months. Best luck Dr Abhijeet Baldota MBBS MD MEDICINE Diabetologist
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Hi, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety recently by a psychologist. He prescribes me only medications and no therapy but I think they are dangerous and have many side effects. Should I discontinue treatment?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
First of all psychiatrists can only prescribe medications, psychologist cannot as they are not doctors. If psychiatrist has prescribed you medication it means that your condition needs it. You have not mentioned what medicines have been prescribed but most of the medicines to treat anxiety or depression are pretty safe and not many side effects. So you can safely take them.
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I have rash skin in foot. From lot of walking. Will the redness go over time or I have to put some ointment?

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist, Ranchi
I have rash skin in foot. From lot of walking. Will the redness go over time or

 I have to put some ointment?
Dear it is a kind of fungal infections they are little difficult to remove bcz they remain in the skin where blood supply is very little .so it will take time to remove..if u want to cure u have to follow few medicines for 1-2 weeks ..if u r ready it can definitely be cured... but u have to consult me privately, plz upload it?s photo
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I have an illness named varicose veins, which depart of medical Science cure it and how?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Dear if its in severe stage then surgery is best. If its initial stage then it cab be cured by exercises and a little changes in lifestyle.
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I don't smoke often. I smoke sometimes (twice a week total 2 cigarettes). I want to quit smoking. How can I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, Smoking is injurious to health. Smoking can have serious effects on your life. The longer you smoke, the more damage you do to your body.If you want to quit smoking then take the below treatment:- take tabacum 200, 5 drops once in a week and arnica 30 ch, 5 drops once daily.Daphne indica 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 1 month.
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What is the best to remove pimples & dark shades from skin?

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda,
What is the best to remove pimples & dark shades from skin?
Pimple is a disease that affects the teenagers most and though not critical, it sure makes the social life of a teenager miserable due to its appearance. It is a disease that has pestered the youth from time immortal and has popular home remedies practiced in all parts of the world. The pimples generally occur at face, though neck, back and shoulders are the other most popular body areas to host it. The scientific name for pimple is Acne Vulgaris. Sebum that is produced by the sebaceous glad keeps the skin and the hair on it moist. Excessive sebum secretion by the sebaceous glands during the adolescence is the main reason for pimple eruptions. A lot of chemicals and medicines are available in the market for the cure of pimples but one can treat the pimples naturally and thus help it cure without any side effects. Some of the natural home remedies for the treatment and cure of pimples ? Nutmeg powder added to raw milk and the subsequent paste when added on the pimples for about a couple of hours is a very good natural remedy to cure pimples. This is more effective with individuals with dry skin problems. ? Aloe vera the wonder remedy for a genre of disease is a good natural remedy. Apply the pulp of the leaves directly on the surface of the pimples. It is anti bacterial and prevents inflammation for more treatment any querries ask privetly..
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I am 16 year old boy and I want to grow my height, what should I do to grow my height? Please help me doctor.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am 16 year old boy and I want to grow my height, what should I do to grow my height? Please help me doctor.
Generally, one's height is determined by the genes they inherit from the parents. 1. There is also no quick fix for the same. While, taking proper nutrition and increasing the intake of calcium rich foods can help in height growth. 2. Regular exercises, stretching regimes and maintaining the right posture can help as well. It is advisable to walk as tall as you possible as correct posture promote height growth. You can also take ashwagandha powder (2-2 tsp) twice a day and lakshadi guggul (1-1 tabs) twice a day with warm water.
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I am smoking from last two years and now I want to quit smoking so now please suggest me how can I quit smoking successfully?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting 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. 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 in 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 heart beat 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 chewing 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.
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I am a 32 year old with weight 87 kgs and height 6" 3' I am suffering from severe problem whenever I sleep I can't sleep quickly. It n3eds 3hous to get sleep.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am a 32 year old with weight 87 kgs and height 6" 3' I am suffering from severe problem whenever I sleep I can't sl...
You have to reduce weight and practise doing yoga and meditation to get sleep. Keep your mind free of thoughts at the time of going to bed.
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I am not able to sleep for 8 hours. please help me what to do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
I am not able to sleep for 8 hours. please help me what to do?
Boil 3 grams of fresh mint leaves or 1.5 grams of dried powder of mint leaves in 1 cup of water for 15-20 minutes. Take lukewarm with 1 teaspoon of honey at bedtime. OR Add ½ tsp of cinnamon powder and 1 tsp of honey with 1 cup of warm milk. Drink before going to bed.
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Lots of pain in potari part in between knee and leg please give some fast remedy.Please do help.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Morning stiffness in back & other joints is quite a common condition. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful use no pillow under the head. Any way take ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days you will need other supportive medicines also. Take multivitamins & other antioxidants along with. Do back (spine) exercises contact me again if need be. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take.
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He got lypoma on left side of the forehead. How to treat it. Please let me know asap.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
He got lypoma on left side of the forehead. How to treat it. Please let me know asap.
Treatment can include simple excision, endoscopic removal, or liposuction and it depends on the size, number and location of lipomas. Simple excision is usually done for superficial lipomas and is done under anesthesia by giving and excision and removing the contents of the lipoma. Then these contents are sent for histopathological examination. Liposuction has more recurrence rate but in surgical incisional removal, since it is removed completely, including the capsule, the recurrence rate is less.
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I am a 26 years old male and at times I get erections but I lose it quickly. I ejaculate very early than what I expect. Please suggest some medication for good erection and medicine with low side effects.

FRAS, MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Ernakulam
R you married or sexually active, you might be suffering from erectile dysfunction if there is no psychological reason involved, consult me private for further details thank you
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