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Dr. Babita Kunal Palke

Gynaecologist, Mumbai

Dr. Babita Kunal Palke Gynaecologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Babita Kunal Palke is a renowned Gynaecologist in Dadar West, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Palker Polyclinic in Dadar West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Babita Kunal Palke on has an excellent community of Gynaecologists in India. You will find Gynaecologists with more than 31 years of experience on You can find Gynaecologists online in Mumbai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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I am 27 years old. Last month I had cl cyst in my left ovary. Doctor prescribed me regestrone for 3 days. My period came n 7 th april. I trying to conceive. Me and my husband had sex every day till may 1 st. And my period is not yet come. I have symptoms like fatigue, hungry, bloating, cramping. Say if I am pregnant or not. And I had two pregnancy tests. Both are negative. Please clear my doubt. Thank you.

Homeopath, Secunderabad
If your menstrual cycles are regular better go for ultra sound scan. Other wise check urine pregnancy test 3 days later. We have an excellent medicines in homoeopathy to cure ovarian cysts permanently. May I know the size of cyst?
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Can I Eat Rice If I Have Diabetes?

MBBS, DFM, FID, CERTIFICATE COURSE IN EVIDENCE BASED DIABETES MANAGEMENT, Certificate Course in Management of Thyroid Disorders, Advanced Certificate Course in Prevention and Management of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, M.MED
General Physician, Hyderabad
Can I Eat Rice If I Have Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases where the body does not adequately produce insulin, use insulin properly, or both. Insulin plays a crucial role in allowing blood sugar into the cells to be used for energy. There are two main types: type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
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Staying healthy by exercising and eating well is recommended for people with diabetes.

People with diabetes have abnormally high levels of blood sugar. This can damage many organs in the body if left untreated. The national institute of diabetes and digestive and kidney diseases recommend the following steps to manage diabetes:

 Make healthy choices in eating
 Engage in regular physical activity or exercise
 Take medications, if required.

Healthy eating is important in keeping blood sugar levels at a healthy level. The healthy range is 80 to 130 mg/dl before meals or below 180 mg/dl after meals, according to the american diabetes association.

People with type 1 diabetes require insulin. Various insulin delivery systems and protocols are used to manage blood sugar both between and at meal times.

People with type 2 diabetes often manage their condition with diet and exercise, and with medications as needed to keep blood sugar within the target range. These medications vary in how they work.

People with diabetes will have different treatment plans, and they will respond to food, exercise, and medication differently.

It is important to consult with a doctor to get individualized recommendations on target blood sugar levels, medications, diet, and exercise.
How do carbohydrates affect diabetes?

Carbohydrates are an important source of energy for the body. Carbohydrates are found in foods that have starches and natural or added sugars. Examples are grains, vegetables and legumes, fruit, dairy products, and sweets.

Carbohydrates are broken down by the digestive system into sugar. When the digested sugar enters the blood, the body produces a hormone called insulin. Insulin helps the sugar enter cells. Once the cells absorb the sugar, blood sugar levels fall.

People with diabetes have an impaired ability to produce insulin, use insulin, or both.

People with type 1 diabetes cannot produce insulin, so they take insulin to make sure the cells can get the sugar they need for energy.

People with type 2 diabetes are often insulin resistant. They also often have difficulty producing enough insulin to keep their blood sugar in the normal range.
Counting carbohydrates

Carbohydrate counting is a way of keeping track of the carbohydrates in the daily diet. A person with diabetes who uses carbohydrate counting to manage their diet sets an amount of carbohydrate to eat for meals and snacks.
Foods containing carbohydrates
Bread, pasta, rice, and potatoes are all sources of carbohydrates.

The american diabetes association suggest a target of about 45 to 60 grams of carbohydrate per meal. This recommendation may vary depending on other factors such as gender, weight goals, and blood sugar target goals.

The three different types of carbohydrates are starch, sugar, and fiber.

Starches are complex carbohydrates found in starchy vegetables such as peas, potatoes, and corn. Beans and whole grains are also complex carbohydrates.

Fiber comes from plants and cannot be digested. Fiber is found in foods such as vegetables, fruit, whole grains, legumes, and nuts.

Unlike other carbohydrates, fiber does not raise blood sugar, and it can help to slow the digestion of meals. This helps to minimize spikes in blood sugar. It is recommended to eat between 20 to 35 grams of fiber per day.

Sugar is a carbohydrate. It is generally absorbed into the body more quickly. There are natural sugars found in milk and fruit. There may also be added sugars in canned fruits, baked goods, and processed foods.

There are also carbohydrates in non-starchy vegetables such as lettuce, peppers, cucumber, mushrooms, and many others. There are fewer carbohydrates in these foods because they have a high water content. For example, a half cup of cucumber has around 2 grams of carbohydrate.

The type and amount of carbohydrate will affect post-meal blood sugar levels.

Foods that digest more slowly, such as those with a lot of fiber, and those eaten as a mixed meal, digest more slowly. They can help to prevent post-meal spikes in blood sugar. Large amounts of carbohydrates eaten at one time will raise blood sugar more than smaller amounts.
Is eating rice healthy with diabetes?

High-carbohydrate foods like grains, cereals, pasta, rice, and starchy vegetables are not forbidden, but they should be eaten in moderation.

Rice is a high-carbohydrate grain, but it can be incorporated into meals in appropriate amounts.

One-third of a cup of rice has 15 grams of carbohydrate. That accounts for one-fourth to one-third of the amount of carbohydrate recommended for a single meal, if the target is 45-60 grams of carbohydrate per meal.

Meals that also include healthy proteins and fats can help to slow the impact of the rice on blood sugar levels.
Are some types of rice healthier than others?

Some grains are better than others for managing diabetes.

A scale called the" glycemic index" measures how quickly food is digested into sugar and absorbed in the blood. High glycemic foods raise blood sugar faster and should be eaten in limited portions, or eaten with lower glycemic index foods.

White rice is more processed and it has a higher glycemic index than brown rice, although the index of brown rice can vary with type and brand.

Different varieties of rice have different glycemic indexes. Some long grain rice varieties, converted rice, and basmati rice varieties are lower on the gi scale than white rice.

Puffed rice cereal and rice cakes are sometimes thought of as diet foods, but they have a high glycemic index and they are not ideal for healthy meals.

Foods that are high in fiber offer many health benefits. They help with blood sugar control, they promote bowel health, and they may lower cholesterol.

Whole grains have more fiber than other grains. It is important to check the label to check the fiber content.
Tips for preparing rice

Some brown rice varieties are unprocessed and have more fiber. They can be part of a balanced meal when eaten in proper portions. Mixing brown rice with other foods can help to balance blood sugar levels. Examples include legumes, such as red beans, or protein and healthy fats.
A bowl of brown rice
Brown rice may have a lower glycemic index than white rice.

Brown rice takes longer to cook than white rice, but the cooking process is simple. People can cook brown rice in a pot or rice cooker at a ratio of 1.5 cups of water per 1 cup of rice.

The instructions are as follows:

 Bring rice and water to a boil in an uncovered pot
 Cover the pot and simmer for about 20 minutes
 Turn off heat and let the covered pot sit for at least 10 minutes.

Rice can be mixed with seasonings, herbs, vegetables, and nuts such as slivered almonds.

Brown rice can be stored in a refrigerator and used for leftovers. People can reheat brown rice on the stove or microwave and serve with beans and salsa for a quick meal.

Care must be taken with storage, because cooked rice left at room temperature can develop toxins that lead to food poisoning.
Nutritious and delicious alternatives to rice

Because rice is high in carbohydrates, it should be accompanied by other foods.

Vegetables are high in fiber, vitamins, and other nutrients. Vegetables are made of carbohydrates, but at a much lower level than grains.

Eating foods that are lower in carbohydrates and higher in fiber can make meals more satisfying. For example, one-half cup of rice has 22 grams of carbohydrate. In contrast, one cup of squash only has 8 grams of carbohydrate.

Many foods can serve as substitutes for rice.

Examples include cauliflower, mushrooms, and eggplant. Quinoa contains the same amount of carbohydrates as rice, but it has more protein, and some types have more fiber.
Recipes for rice substitutes

A number of recipes are available for rice substitutes. Here are two examples:
1. Cauliflower" rice"



Pulse the florets of a cauliflower in the food processor. Then heat the cauliflower in a pan with oil and onions. Saut until the onions are golden brown and the cauliflower is soft for about 3 to 5 minutes.

Season to taste with salt, pepper, lemon juice, and herbs.

Full recipe from the food network.
2. Cilantro lime quinoa


 Canola oil
 Low-sodium chicken broth
 Juice of limes
 Fresh cilantro.

Saut the onion and garlic with oil in a skillet. Reduce the heat and stir in the quinoa. Stir quinoa and cook for 2 minutes. Add chicken broth and lime juice and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in more lime juice and add chopped cilantro.

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How to avoid sexual diseases if having sex with strangers but don't prefer using condom?

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
Very difficult to avoid diseases if you don't want condoms, you r putting your life in danger. You need proper sex education, other then penetration.
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Hi, I am 25 years old female. Have problem of scanty periods from last year. What should I do?

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
Hi, I am 25 years old female. Have problem of scanty  periods from last year. What should I do?
Take sbl ferrum phos 3x / daily 6 tabs 3 times a day/ 3 weeks. Butter toast daily morning 3 months. Report after next period.
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Actually my wife's intimate part is burning sometime so I want to know is it STD or what?

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Burning on genital may be due to infection but not always due to std. Sexually transmitted diseases (stds) are infections that you can get from having sex with someone who has the infection. The causes of stds are bacteria, parasites and viruses. There are more than 20 types of stds, including chlamydia gonorrhea genital herpes hiv/aids hpv syphilis trichomoniasis most stds affect both men and women, but in many cases the health problems they cause can be more severe for women. Advice your wife to keep clean and dry the genital and apply antifungal creams.
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My question is regarding Zoledronic Acid injection. My wife has been recommended by the doc at hospital for her bone cyst. Another doctor (MR) at hospital said that this injection is a yearly one while the doc said she ll have to get 3 in near future. Can someone please advise me on this? Also note that she s recently been diagnosed with sugar and thyroid problem. Thanks in advance, .

DNB (Urology), MS, MBBS
Urologist, Delhi
Hi lybrate-user. This medicine is used for number of different indications. The dose and duration is variable depending on the indications. So in your case both the advices may be correct in their own regard. Please check the correct dosage over the net for the indication the medicine has been prescribed.
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What should be included in diet after miscarriage? And till what time next pregnancy should be avoided?

M.D. - Ayurveda, B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine& Surgery), N.D.D.Y(Diploma in Naturopathy,Diploma in Yoga)
Ayurveda, Pune
1. You need to follow a healthy diet. No junk food. 2. Eat only easily digestable food. Include lots if roughage in food which means salad consisting of carrots, beetroot and tomatoes 3. Must put 1tsp if desi ghee in food be it dal or vegetable 4. Avoid constipation totally. So take a glass warm milk with little desi ghee at night 5. Include almonds in your food 6. Cook food with ginger and garlic added always 7. Avoid high amount of fats but include lots of proteins 8. No curd at night time 9. Avoid stress and anxiety in all forms, it hampers restoration of normal health wait for 8-10 months at least for trying to conceive again.
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Last 15 days se mai ek time hi khana kha pa rahi hu bhookh nhi lagti.Please tell.

Homeopath, Pune
Last 15 days se mai ek time hi khana kha pa rahi hu bhookh nhi lagti.Please tell.
Hello. Take homeopathic alfalfa tonic 1 tsf 2 times / day before meal. For one month and give me feedback.
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How to control sex mood and I want to know tablet name for impregnancy.Please tell.

General Physician, Chandigarh
How to control sex mood and I want to know tablet name for impregnancy.Please tell.
There is no medicine to control sex mood only your thinking can change it and there is no term as impregnancy if you want to know the tablets to avoid pregnancy then they are birth control pills which you have to take for 21 days every month called contraceptive pills.
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What precautions to be taken for low lying placenta in 22 weeks of gestation.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Hi, low lying placenta at 22 pose the risk of bleeding so precautions must be taken to avoid bleeding at any cost. Don't exert yourself to much. Do only light work. Avoid intercourse. Remain indoor as much as possible take complete rest most of the time regular prenatal check up healthy nutritious diet to maintain hemoglobin level. But don't worry as risk period is short because in most of cases placenta migrates upwards as the pregnancy advance and reaches its normal position and allows normal delivery.
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Hi ,My weight is 80 kg. I am married from past 7 years. I am trying to conceive. Not able to show my expression. What should I do. Please suggest.

Homeopath, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi ,My weight is 80 kg. I am married from past 7 years. I am trying to conceive. Not able to show my expression. What...
as such you are over weight. just get it done your seamen test and if it comes normal them your wife's all test else necessary to be done
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I am in 18th month of pregnancy.. From when will I start feeling movements of my baby.

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
I am in 18th month of pregnancy.. From when will I start feeling movements of my baby.
Count your baby's movements once a day, at the same time each day: Lie on your left side and focus on your baby's movements: rolls, kicks or flutters. Use the chart below to record the number of minutes it takes to feel your baby move ten (10) times. You may stop counting after your baby has moved ten (10) times. 16 weeks to 19 weeks You’ll probably notice faint and fluttery feelings in your tummy at around 18 weeks. If this is your first pregnancy, it may take a bit longer before you realise that those gentle bubbling sensations are actually your baby moving about! If you’ve been pregnant before, you may notice your baby’s movements even earlier, at around 16 weeks. 20 weeks to 23 weeks You may notice gentle kicks, or repetitive jerking movements when your baby gets hiccups. As the weeks go by, your baby's activity will gradually increase and become stronger. You may find that your baby becomes more lively as the day goes on, kicking, squirming and somersaulting the most in the evening when you're relaxed. Another top time for movements is just before or at mealtimes. Over time, you'll come to recognise your baby's unique pattern of activity. 24 weeks to 28 weeks The amniotic sac now contains up to 750 ml (26fl oz) of fluid. This gives your baby plenty of space to move around freely, so you may notice frequent movements and feel that your baby is very active. Limb movements may feel punchy, while whole-body movements may be smoother. You may even notice him jumping at sudden noises!
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I have been trying to conceive since last 3 years but failed every time. I have had a HSG done which showed my left tube is blocked and the right side is partially open. What are my chances of conceiving after this procedure. 2 years hv already passed since I did that. Thanx.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
I have been trying to conceive since last 3 years but failed every time. I have had a HSG done which showed my left t...
hi Sabitha, you should first identify cause of tubal block then plan for baby after treatment. since you had tubal block you are high risk for having ectopic pregnancy.
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I'm 23 years old n weight 93 kg I'm getting period irregularities wat should I do for this I got regularly upto march . April I dint get may I took tablets june its almost end still I dint get please offer some quick remedy for me please.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I'm 23 years old n weight 93 kg I'm getting period irregularities wat should I do for this I got regularly upto march...
You really really have to reduce weight for getting regular cycles. Also check by preg test if you are overdue.
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Sir I am 23 year old women my problem yah hai mere breast bahut hi dheele hai meri 3sal pahle ek ladki hui thi tabhi se mere braist bahut loose ho gye hai isse mere husband meri taraf aakrsit nhi hote doosri ourto ko dekhe sir please help.

General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected lybrate-user dear you have to drag your husband's more time in foreplay before sex which is of utmost importance by variety of acts you can do this & that will help you out in a more better sex life dear. So far as only looking to other ladies is concerned is not going to be changed by your thinking or telling and even if you tell he may take it in different way & he will specifically see in your absence so don't waste mind in thinking that just think more how you can be more romantic with him to attract him passionately may be you require some crazy acts not done before go ahead for that & cherish your sex life as it does not end up only with loose breasts ok thanks regards welcome for any further queries.
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FICOG, Training in IVF , MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
You may feel sexually more attracted towards your partner in the third month of pregnancy because of the increased energy levels and blood circulation to your genitals. Also, it is perfectly safe to continue to have sex during pregnancy.`
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5 Reasons to Start Drinking Green Tea‎. Each one is amazing!

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
5 Reasons to Start Drinking Green Tea‎. Each one is amazing!
Green Tea is often referred to as the elixir of health. It is refreshingly light, has minimal calories and provides so many health benefits that you would love introducing this to your everyday fitness and health regimes. Check out some of the wonders of Green Tea-

1) Cuts Your Risk of Cancer - Major researchers from all over the world agree that drinking Green Tea regularly can reduce your risk of cancer. Several polyphenols found in Green Tea are potent antioxidants that can prevent the growth of cancer cells and reduce the opportunities for tumors to thrive!

2) Protects Skin - Consumed or applied Green Tea has several benefits as well. For instance, Green Tea, when applied directly on the skin can help block skin cancer and reduce tanning. That's the reason why growing number of companies now use green tea extracts in their moisturizers and sunscreens. At the same time, it soothes your skin from cuts and scrapes when applied directly.

3) Increases Metabolism - You have heard it before! But we will remind you of the same again. Green tea is often known for increasing metabolism, which in long run, with exercising and healthy dieting can help you lose more weight. Drink a cup about half an hour before exercising and you will feel more powerful.

4) Stay Young - Green Tea, when consumed at least two cups a day regularly can help you stay younger, by giving your skin a natural glow and ensuring that your arteries don?t clog fat and cholesterol.

5) Steadies your Blood Pressure - Sipping even a single cup of Green Tea every day can help in reducing your chances of getting hypertension and high blood pressure. This is because of polyphenols, which can keep vessels from contracting and raising blood pressure.

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I was 9 month 9 day pregnant but I lost my baby in my womb bcoz of bp high there will any kind of problem to have a 2nd baby.

Sexologist, Panchkula
There will be no problem in having another baby, but control your bp. For this, take proper balanced vegetarian diet. Take 8 to 10 glasses of water daily. Avoid garlic and red chilly at home and avoid non veg and eggs. Keep your weight normal as compared to your height. These will help in controlling bp.
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Hi! Every time I get my periods on 1st of the month. But now today is 1st I did not get my period yet. '3 days before of my period I and my boyfriend had unprotected sex, he did not released his sperm inside. So im little worried about this. Can anyone help me out of this?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Hi! Every time I get my periods on 1st of the month. But now today is 1st I did not get my period yet. '3 days before...
You may wait till 8th. If periods do not come, do urine pregnancy test. If negative, repeat it after another 7 days. If still negative, the chance of pregnancy is less and medicines can be taken to get the periods.
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