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Dr. Archana Gaonkar

Gynaecologist, Mumbai

600 at clinic
Dr. Archana Gaonkar Gynaecologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Archana Gaonkar is a renowned Gynaecologist in Andheri West, Mumbai. You can visit her at BSES MG Hospital in Andheri West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Archana Gaonkar on Lybrate.com.

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Let Your Liver Live: 6 Habits Harming Your Liver

PGDCC (Cardiology ), CCEBDM (Diabetes), CCGDM (Gestational Diabetes), CCMTD (Thyroid), MBBS
Cardiologist, Udaipur
Let Your Liver Live: 6 Habits Harming Your Liver

The liver is a vital organ which means a person cannot survive without it. The liver works with other organs in the digestive tract to digest, absorb, and process food. The main function of the liver is to filter the blood that it receives from the digestive tract before passing it to the rest of the body. The liver detoxifies and metabolizes the medicines that you take. It also secretes bile and important blood clotting proteins.

Being such an important organ, it becomes imperative for you to stay away from habits that can damage it.

Here are some common habits that are damaging your liver:

1. Too much sugar

Having excess amounts of sugar is not harmful to just the teeth but the liver as well. Liver converts fructose ( a type of sugar) into fat. If you consume foods with refined sugar, it can build up as fat in the liver leading to liver diseases. Experts suggest that consuming too much sugar can be as harmful to the liver as having excessive alcohol. Avoid foods that contain refined sugars and corn syrup that has high fructose content. Limit foods with added sugars, such as soda, pastries, and candy.

2. Self-medication

The painkillers that you pop frequently for a sore back, that annoying headache or a toothache can damage your liver in the long run. It is okay to take over the counter pain medications like paracetamol once in a while but make sure that you do not resort to taking them on a regular basis. Always consult your doctor for chronic painful conditions and advice on pain medications.

3. Excessive alcohol

Consuming alcohol in large quantity can cause irreversible damage to the liver. When alcohol is consumed in excessive amounts it interferes with the ability of the liver to get rid of toxins from the body. Studies suggest that having three glasses of alcohol every day is a direct risk for liver cancer.

4. Too many supplements

Taking supplements instead of obtaining those nutrients from your food is a habit that can damage your liver. Unless recommend by your doctor, avoid taking supplements indiscriminately. Eat a well-balanced diet rich in green leafy vegetables, fruits, dairy products, and protein. Always consult a doctor before you start taking a supplement even if it is an herbal supplement. Remember that all medicines are processed by the liver.

5. Sleep deprivation

You may not know but not getting a regular sleep can damage your liver. Studies show that when people are sleep-deprived their livers cannot process the fat efficiently leading to fat accumulation which eventually leads to liver damage. Getting a good sleep also acts as a repair process for the whole body including liver. Make sure you get a good 7- 8 hours of sleep regularly.

6. Soft drinks

Studies have shown that people who drink too much soft drinks have higher chances of developing the non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Since these drinks are packed with sugar, so it is best to avoid them for improving your overall health.

So, go ahead and change these habits that are harming your liver and embrace a healthy and active lifestyle for a healthier you. Stay healthy, stay happy!

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Respected doc. I am obese, and in April, I miss my cycle too. Doc prescribed me medroxyprogesterone acetate and it bleeds on 10 may to 15 may. Now, I do jogging, walking, running squatting regularly about 30 mins. I avoid junk food, soft drinks, sugars, chips, I eat only home food. I studied about thyroid effects on menses. Pls prescribe me way how to keep healthy thyroid. Do I avoid rice and potato too. Thankyou.

DM - Endocrinology, MD Medicine
Endocrinologist, Faridabad
Respected doc.
I am obese, and in April, I miss my cycle too. Doc prescribed me medroxyprogesterone acetate and it bl...
Firstly get urself checked for thyroid. Get t4 and tsh. It s blood test. If it deranged then medicine is started. If it is already normal you can relax. But there is nothing one could do to prevent it from not having in future.
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I am 28 years and having pcod. I am irregular with periods with a gap of 50-60 days. This month I didnt get periods after 75 days. What shall I do?

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
Researchers have also linked insulin to pcos because many women with this condition also have too much insulin in their bodies. High levels of insulin cause the ovaries to produce more male hormones. Women with pcos have also been found to have low-grade inflammation, contributing to insulin resistance. The exact cause of pcos, however, is still unknown. Yet, genetics is considered an important factor as pcos seems to run in families. Spearmint tea can also help deal with pcos due to its anti-androgenic properties. A study published in the journal phytotherapy research found that drinking spearmint tea can help reduce hirsutism, or excess body hair, by reducing free and total testosterone levels and increasing luteinizing hormone (lh) and follicle-stimulating hormone (fsh) levels. 1. Boil one cup of water in a pan. 2. Add one teaspoon of dried spearmint leaves. 3. Let it simmer for five to 10 minutes. 4. Strain and drink this tea twice daily for a few weeks. Ayurvedic medicines r m2 tone syrup and ashokarishta for 3 months.
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My weight is normal but my abdomen is more increase after delivery my weight is 65 KGS my height is 5.5 ft, please sir suggest me.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
My weight is normal but my abdomen is more increase after delivery my weight is 65 KGS my height is 5.5 ft, please si...
post delivery weight loss needs balanced diet, easy exercises, daily walk. Avoid fried food, sweets,. Breast feeding helps in weight loss
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How to know that the girl is virgin if even she loses her hymen because of any natural reasons.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
How to know that the girl is virgin if even she loses her hymen because of any natural reasons.
Hello- There is no other way to prove girl's virginity other thn hymen. And yes hymen can break with sporting activities also.
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Hi doctor I married 3 yrs back. But we dont have a child. 2 times child aborted due to rubella fever. Is there any problem on my sperm count. I want to know how to check my sexual health. I am unable to enjoy with my wife, more than one time. I feel tired and sperms like a water. Help me to resolve my problem.

FNB Reproductive Medicine, MD -Obstretics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hi doctor I married 3 yrs back. But we dont have a child. 2 times child aborted due to rubella fever. Is there any pr...
Get semen analysis rubella can be a cause for abortion only once see a specialist to rule out cause of abortion.
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Healthy snacks during pregnancy

MICOG, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Healthy snacks during pregnancy

Healthy snacks during pregnancy

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Hi, My Wife missed period 2 times. We checked pregnancy but it is negative. What should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hi, My Wife missed period 2 times. We checked pregnancy but it is negative. What should I do?
When periods (menstruations) come regularly, this is called the menstrual cycle. Having regular menstrual cycles is a sign that important parts of your body are working normally. The menstrual cycle provides important body chemicals, called hormones, to keep you healthy. Sometimes, the periods may be disturbed due to physical exertion, stress, sickness and hormonal disturbance. Precaution-Maintain cleanliness and good personal hygiene during periods. We have very good homeopathic treatment to regulate periods without causing adverse effects. You may opt for it. The treatment is very much dependent on detailed description of your complaints- Please intimate? Your particulars- Height and weight Profession ?whether touring? Other particulars- 1Usual gap between periods 2. Is the discharge normal or excessive? 3. Anaemia? 4. Any thyroid problem,? 5. Obesity? 6.Any pain during period? 7.Any white discharge? You may opt for private consultation. I will prescribe medicines based on your particulars and symptoms. The medicines will be available at homoeopathic shop.
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3 Things You Need to Know about Post-Pregnancy Sex

IPHH Delhi, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Panchkarma, Diploma in Acupuncture
Sexologist, Gurgaon
3 Things You Need to Know about Post-Pregnancy Sex

Resuming sex post pregnancy can take some time as the woman has to go through the initial phase of vaginal soreness and perpetual exhaustion before she can think of having sex. Whether a woman gives birth vaginally or through cesarian section, her body will require time to heal itself; and it is advisable to resume the intercourse only six weeks after childbirth.

Here are some of the common sex problems post-pregnancy.

1) An eager partner - Your partner might be ready for sexual intercourse but you are not. Even if it is six weeks after giving birth, when the wound inside has mostly healed and perhaps you're not sore anymore, you still may not want to have sex. This is because the hormones in your body are drastically changing, and the uterus is gradually shrinking and your episiotomy wound is progressively healing. In such situations, one should take it slow. Cuddling, kissing and spooning are some of the ways closeness can be fostered.

2) Delicate and tender breasts - Breasts may become sore, heavy and leaky due to nursing your baby. And it is natural after breastfeeding the whole day, one may wat them to be left alone at night. Wearing a nursing top or a tank top during sex is advised. Nursing your baby right before sex can also help as your breasts won't be as full and achy.

3) Sex won't feel the same - It is natural that after delivering a baby, sex won't feel exactly the same. This is because the vaginal muscles would be temporarily stretched out. And there is a chance of temporary soreness and inflammation within the vagina. Kegel exercises may help to get back on track.

So, in case you're a woman and felt strange about not being up for sex post your pregnancy, there's absolutely nothing to be stressed about. And men, if you are reading this tip, your woman needs you to understand her even more after her becoming a mother; so, treat her with utmost care.

'Consult'.

Related Tip: Why Do Men and Women Respond Differently After Sex??

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BHMS
Homeopath, pathankot
Acne and pimples are not a problem, it is only a body secretion that get deposit on the face or any other part. Use of oil controlling creams never cure your acne but only suppress the oil production for a time being. This is not a permanent treatment for your illness. Suppuration causes more collection of pus inside the body and become the cause of infection. So never use oil controlling creams and anti perspirants. I only advice to take homoeopathic medicine which control the oil production inside the body decrease the chances of pimples.
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I am not getting periods regularly for years. I have thyroid and doctors say it is due to hormonal imbalance and stress but I don't have much time for exercises. Pls suggest some remedy. All the scan reports r hormonal.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I am not getting periods regularly for years. I have thyroid and doctors say it is due to hormonal imbalance and stre...
Yes, thyroid imbalance causes problem but proper treatment of same improves the complaints. Meet endocrinologist to confirm proper doses for thyroid. Also meet gynaecologist to rule out any other cause for irregular cycles. And one suggestion never even think that you don't have time for excercises- yourself is the most important for you.
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I had sex several times with my boyfriend on 10th of feb. He said he did not cum inside me. I was supposed to get my regular periods on 18th of this month. But it did not occur yet. I am worried about if i am pregnant. How to stop pregnancy after 10 days.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
I had  sex several times with my boyfriend on 10th of feb. He said he did not cum inside me. I was supposed to get my...
Even before ejaculation, the male semen can contain sperms and has the potential to result in pregnancy. It seems you were at risk 8 days before the expected period. Now the delay can mean two things. If it is pregnancy, it can only be confirmed by a urine test done at least 7 days afterwards. But if the test is still negative, repeat it after a week, and if still negative then medicines can be taken to bring periods.
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Things To Consider Before Having Breast Augmentation Surgery

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Visakhapatnam
Things To Consider Before Having Breast Augmentation Surgery

What is the real reason behind the surgery?

The decision to have breast augmented surgery should be a woman’s alone. Friend’s advice or pressure from your partner should not play a role in this. Since this is a complicated procedure, getting the surgery done with external pressure can lead to disappointment.

How expensive are these surgeries?

Breast augmentation surgeries are slightly expensive compared to other plastic surgeries. However, the price of the surgery varies depending on the procedure chosen and the doctor who is performing it. It makes sense to consider a clinic which fits the budget and has a very good reputation of its own. Planning your finance well in advance should be one of the top priorities of a woman.

The Risks-

While most breast augmentation surgeries are harmless, there are potential complications that go with it. Bruising and swelling are common risks that are involved with this procedure. This might even last for a week. If surgeries go wrong there is a potential risk in getting a second surgery to set things right. The candidate might have to take antibiotics and pain medication for quite a few weeks till things become normal.

Think about a realistic size-

There is this general notion that breast augmentation surgeries do not give a natural look to a woman. To ensure that one gets a natural look, it is very important to choose the right size of the implant. While it remains a personal choice, the appropriate breast size makes a woman more attractive.

Set the expectation right-

Most breast augmentation surgeries give people a positive outlook towards life. They feel more confident and happier than before. Having said this, there are chances of potential changes in the physiological and physical front. Before the surgery, a detailed discussion with the doctor is recommended.

Where should you have the surgery from?

While there are many places that offer cheap implant options, money should not be the only consideration. A surgery as important as this should have various parameters weighed such as the experience of a doctor, the success rate of the doctor, talking to people who have undergone the same procedure from the same facility etc.

Is a night stay at the clinic mandatory?

A night stay at the clinic is not mandatory. While some clinics emphasize for a night stay so that the patient can be kept under observation, some prefer that their candidates go home and heal at the privacy of their homes.

Pregnancy-

If a person is planning to get pregnant after the surgery, there is a potential risk of breastfeeding. While most women do not face this, there are considerable ones who come across this problem. A prior consultation with the doctor will help to take an informed decision.

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It seems I missed my periods. Last month I have on 13 Nov. But diss month I think I missed that. Is It mean I am pregnant?

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
It seems I missed my periods. Last month I have on 13 Nov. But diss month I think I missed that. Is It mean I am preg...
Hello- There is a slight change in the periods cycle due to several factors like, fasting, fever, constipation, over exertion, lack of sleep etc. So better wait for a week more and if still periods are delayed then go for a urine pregnancy test at home on 3rd of January (before this it will not come positive) for pregnancy confirmation.
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I am 23 years male n my partner is 19 yrs. please tell us in simple language. Which days as per menstrual cycle are best days fr having sex and with no chances of getting pregnant. Is unwanted 72 tab useful to avoid unwanted pregnancy if taken immediately after unprotected sex?

BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmednagar
I am 23 years male n my partner is 19 yrs. please tell us in simple language. Which days as per menstrual cycle are b...
Lybrate-user, the period of 1 week before and 1 week after menstrual period is termed as safe period and hence helps prevent pregnancy even on having sex. Use of unwanted 72 can be used safely. Given within 72 hours after unprotected sex.
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I have limps in my both the breast. Non cancerous lumps. I've consulted cancer specialist. And have been operated once. This is the second time. And is going through homeopathic treatment which is not helping me out. Any other way which you can suggest I shall treat them? And why are these lumps happening? The reasons? Can you suggest somethings else den operating please?

Fellowship in Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, M.S. - Master of Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
If the lumps are non cancerous and are not growing in size or no. Then there is nothing to worry. There are certain medicines in allopathy which can be helpful which any surgeon can prescribe after examining you. If there is no relief with medicines then surgery is the option. The reason for this is usually hormonal changes which occur during this time in a girls life.
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Doctor 1st please read my additional details about ectopic And now I am having a very bad pain on my left side From 2 days My periods were on 17-10-2016 Is it again an ectopic M scared Very scared please help me out.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Doctor 1st please read my additional details about ectopic
And now I am having a very bad pain on my left side
From 2...
Hello, Please get serum beta hcg test done, if positive then get an ultrasound done to localise pregnancy. If no sac seen intrauterine then it would be an ectopic again.
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My daughter is 15 months old. She is having mother feed n do not want to discontinue. I want to know that till what age I can feed her.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)and Dip inYoga and Naturopathy
Ayurveda, Ludhiana
My daughter is 15 months old. She is having mother feed n do not want to discontinue. I want to know that till what a...
Feeding uptil 1years is more than sufficient. After that baby gets nothing from feed but mother looses her calcium. Try to feed your child with proper food at night. Try to make her sleep with someone elze except you. In few days she will leave the night habit also.
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I have itching in my vagina and their is curd like discharge and smell bed. I have even not done any sexual intercourse, please tell me the possible reasons of this problem and its solution. I will be waiting for your kind answer.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
you are suffering from leucorrhea. I suggest you to @ wash genitals every time after urinating and dry with clean cotton cloth @ drink 7-8 glasses water a day @ start with homeopathic medicines for leucorrhea
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I am 22 year old female and I'm having from last two month white discharge, what should I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
White discharge is very common it reduced easily by home remedies also take fllowing remedies 1. Tulsi patra swaras [occimam scantum] 2 tsp + honey 2 tsp mix it and take before lunch and dinner for 1 month you will get good result.
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