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Dr. Haresh Tolia  - General Physician, Mumbai

Dr. Haresh Tolia

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MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

General Physician, Mumbai

35 Years Experience  ·  250 at clinic  ·  ₹250 online
Dr. Haresh Tolia 84% (120 ratings) MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery General Physician, Mumbai
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Dr. Haresh Tolia is a renowned General Physician in Ghatkopar West, Mumbai. He has been a successful General Physician for the last 35 years. He has done MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery . You can meet Dr. Haresh Tolia personally at Dr. Haresh Tolia's Clinic in Ghatkopar West, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Haresh Tolia on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - JNMC Belgaum - 1983
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Platelet Count - How It Gets Affected Due To Dengue?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Mumbai
Platelet Count - How It Gets Affected Due To Dengue?

If you are in an area which has a lot of mosquitoes, any fever that is not subsiding in a couple of days is a cause for concern as it can be due to dengue. It is one of the dreadful diseases doing the rounds in the recent years and when someone complains of fever and joint pain, the first question we ask if they got checked for dengue. This is caused by a virus that is carried by an infected mosquito.

The blood is made up of 3 types of cells mainly that are in a liquid medium called the plasma. The red blood cells are the oxygen-carrying cells and the white blood cells fight infection and provide immunity. The third type are the platelets, they are smaller than the other two and help in blood clotting. With dengue fever, both the white blood cell count and the platelet count are decreased. Normal platelet count in the body ranges from 1.5 to 4 lacs and in patients with dengue; this can go down to as low as 20,000 to 40,000. This is because of the following:

  • Dengue suppresses bone marrow, which is the platelet-producing area, leading to decreased platelet count.
  • Blood cells affected by dengue virus damage platelets, leading to their drastic fall in numbers
  • Antibodies produced in dengue also lead to massive destruction of platelets

Patient presents with nonspecific symptoms including a high fever that does not subside, vomiting, pain behind the eyes, headache, nausea, and severe muscular and joint pain. The eye pain and the joint pain lead to the suspicion of the dengue fever. Symptoms develop after 4 to 7 days after the bite. The fever lasts for about 5 to 7 days and is followed by a prolonged period of fatigue, joint pains, body pain, and rashes.

For the sake of confirming the diagnosis, the doctor will run some lab tests. These include testing for antibodies IgG and IgM, PCR testing to check the virus and a complete blood count. This will reveal the decrease in the white blood cells and the platelets to a significant degree. Whether or not a person requires platelet transfusion will be decided by the doctor based on the person’s age, immunity levels and severity of the disease.

There isn't a particular level below which a person would require platelet transfusion. In aged people and with people who have other chronic diseases, platelet transfusion may be required even if the blood count is about 50,000. The doctor will decide this based on the patient’s health. The right thing to do is to go for a medical consultation and discuss your situation with the doctor and identify what needs to be done for your condition specifically.

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Antibacterial Soaps - Why Should You Avoid Them?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Mumbai
Antibacterial Soaps - Why Should You Avoid Them?

We are bombarded with advertisements of how 'good mothers' never fail to have their children use antibacterial soap as a habit. But does it really work? There have been several reports of potentially harmful ingredients being used in these antibacterial soaps and yet their sale continues unhindered. Let's dive in to get the dope behind these soaps.

What are antibacterial soaps?

A drug called 'triclosan' was originally used strictly in hospital environments. In the 1990s the commercial manufacture of antibacterial soaps started with this ingredient in its center and fear mongering and advertisements pushed this into a whooping $1 billion industry. There is murky data on the FDA approval on triclosan usage and guidelines which are leaving us only with information the manufacturers propagate about it. But with enough information out there on the internet, should you wait for manufacturers to prove its effectiveness or make a judgment call? Here are a few facts to help:

1. It is as effective as conventional soap: There are countless studies and researches done in the last four decades that proves that antibacterial soaps are not more effective than regular soaps and the added triclosan doesn't proved any special health benefits. These tests measure the amount of bacteria in one's hand before and after usage. But the real question is do antibacterial soaps reduce infection rates and the answer to that question is yet to be proven.

2. It has the potential to create antibiotic-resistant bacteria: The main benefit of using these products is its bacteria resistant formula. With frequent usage, some bacteria gain resistance to the chemicals. Eventually, while the soap kills off regular bacteria, the resistant bacteria can spiral into a local or global threat.


3. It can disrupt endocrine functions: Triclosan closely resembles the thyroid hormone and can bid to its receptor sites. This can lead to many problems like infertility, artificially-advanced early puberty, obesity, and cancer. This problem has been found during animal testing and yet not proven for humans. With so much threat on the loose, would it matter how effective or ineffective the antibacterial soap is against bacteria?

4. It can lead to problems in children: At a growing age, children are developing their immune system and natural resistance to diseases. Prolonged exposure to antibacterial soap can result in reduced exposure to bacteria which prevention the proper development of the child's immune system.

5. It is bad for the environment too: The more triclosan we use, the more gets flushed down the drain. The problem arises because triclosan isn't fully treated at sewage treatment plans and enters water bodies where it disrupts algae's ability to perform photosynthesis. The spin ball effect reaches all sea animals and plants and eventually comes back to attack us in ways we are yet to find out.

The solution to this problem is to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that is effective on both bacteria and viruses. If you are wondering how you can add bacteria resistance to your family without any added harm, consult a doctor today.  In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Drinking In A Controlled Manner - Is It Good?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Mumbai
Drinking In A Controlled Manner - Is It Good?

For long, there have been campaigns and discussions about the harmful effects and diseases associated with alcohol consumption. In most cases, it is not the alcohol, but the quantity consumed that affects a person. Limited consumption of alcohol can, in fact, work to your advantage. Alcohol, when consumed in moderation, helps to avert, check or improve many medical conditions and health ailments.

  1. Deal with common cold effectively: According to research, the antioxidants present in wine helps to fight common cold better. Limited intake of alcohol, red wine to be precise (~1-2 glasses per day), can, thus, help to reduce the instances of common cold significantly.
  2. Weight loss made easy: Studies conducted by the Oregon State University suggest that certain varieties red wine (the Red Muscadine Wine) can play a pivotal role in weight reduction. The Red Muscadine, a variety of wine grapes used to make red wine contains ellagic acid. It is this ellagic acid that helps to cease or slow down the growth and development of the fat cells. Red wine also helps to manage fatty liver effectively.
  3. Keep cardiovascular diseases at bay: The high-density lipoprotein (HDL), also known as the Good Cholesterol is indeed good for the body. It acts as a shield, keeping the heart hale and hearty. Moderate alcohol consumption helps to elevate the level of HDL. One of the main reasons attributing to heart attacks are the small blood clots that block the arteries of the brain, heart, and neck. Alcohol (limited intake) has been able to put a check in the formation of such blood clots.
  4. Reduced instances of cognitive impairment: Reports suggest that people who consume alcohol within limits are less likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Moderate consumption tends to make the brain cells fit and more active, thus, enabling the cells to deal with stress and other related factors.
  5. A little wine for a better libido: Limited consumption of wine is good for a better sexual life. Research indicate that the antioxidants present in wine act as a catalyst, resulting in an improved libido (lowers the incidences of erectile dysfunction in men). A little wine can work wonders for women as well (increasing their sexual desires and feelings).
  6. Enjoy a diabetes-free life: Type 2 Diabetes and the associated ailments and complications can make life miserable. However, people who consume a small quantity of alcohol (preferably 1-2 glasses per day) are at a lower risk of developing diabetes (Type 2). A path-breaking finding indeed!

People with moderate alcohol consumption are also at a lower risk of developing gallstones. The high silicone content in beer helps to strengthen the bones, but only when consumed within limits. Beer is also rich in calcium, magnesium, and vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin).

Why Is Travelling Good For Your Health?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Mumbai
Why Is Travelling Good For Your Health?

In today’s busy world where life is catching us by the neck, vacation is a word that is slowly getting out of our lexicon. While for many, travelling is a passion, for few others, travelling means a bag full of woes-spending money, getting exhausted or may be falling sick. But it is very important for you to take short breaks from your busy schedules and go on a vacation, where you will travel, not for work, but for your own tranquility. The reason why travelling for yourself is important is that, travel can surprisingly help you to stay healthier and happier.

Below mentioned are five surprising ways travel can help you to stay much healthier:

  1. It is an effective way of reducing stress. Physical and emotional stress can deteriorate your health. Travelling can help you to drift away from your worries for some time and can thus, reduce your stress.
  2. Travelling can also help you to rework on your sleep schedules. It can allow you to get adequate sleep that your body and mind require. Sleeping well does improve your health conditions.
  3. Researches show that travelling can lower your chances of developing heart diseases or heart attacks. Thus, it can help you maintain a strong and healthy heart and you stay away from a host of cardiovascular diseases.
  4. Travelling involves a lot of body activity as well as joint and muscle movements. Thus, it can help you to get rid of your sedentary lifestyle (like sitting in front of computers and working for long hours at a stretch) and improve your flexibility.
  5. The different people and the different cultures you get to come across while you travel can really lift your spirits up and ebb all negative energies away. Thus, not only can travelling help you to maintain a healthy body, but it can also help you to maintain good mental health too.

Remember, taking some time out from the humdrum of your city and spending time out there in the world outside might just help you cope with a problem which has been giving you a niggle for quite sometime now.

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

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Hello doctor, My right hand and fingers started going numb after I gave birth to my girl. My Girl is now 5 months and it is still very much going numb and tingling, should I get this checked could it be something else? I am very scared it could be.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Mumbai
Hello doctor, My right hand and fingers started going numb after I gave birth to my girl.
My Girl is now 5 months and...
You should take a good diet. You are underweight (only 42 kg.) get cbc and x ray cervical spine done.
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I have a stomach pain when I am in period time it is possible to take any medicine Pls advice.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Mumbai
I have a stomach pain when I am in period time it is possible to take any medicine
Pls advice.
Dysmenorrhea can be classified as either primary or secondary based on the absence or presence of an underlying cause. Secondary dysmenorrhea is dysmenorrhea which is associated with an existing condition. The most common cause of secondary dysmenorrhea is endometriosis,  in approximately 70% of adolescents with dysmenorrhea. Other causes of secondary dysmenorrhea include  leiomyoma,  adenomyosis,  ovarian cysts, and  pelvic congestion. One must try to find the cause and then begin treatment.
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It is predmet 8 mg tablet. Dose one tablet per day for quick relief from chicken pox. It is being used along with Zovirax tablets (4 per day). Is it gives quick relief? What are the side effects?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Mumbai
It is predmet 8 mg tablet. Dose one tablet per day for quick relief from chicken pox. It is being used along with Zov...
Some of side effects of predmet 8 are-. Weakness and slight muscle pain, headache, bloating and discomfort of the stomach. Tunnel or blurred vision along with eye pain problems with breathing behavioral changes, mood swing and depression pain in the arms back or leg convulsions and many others. Consult your doctor.
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Doctor I am taking krimson 35 but sometimes I feel like vomiting n stomach pain after that. What is the reason behind it.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Mumbai
Doctor I am taking krimson 35 but sometimes I feel like vomiting n stomach pain after that. What is the reason behind...
Hi, Side effects of krimson. Includes nausea (feel like vomiting) stomach pain, others r headache, wt gain, Breast pain, mood changes.
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