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Dr. Imran A Chikani

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy

Homeopath, Mumbai

19 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic
Dr. Imran A Chikani BHMS, MD - Homeopathy Homeopath, Mumbai
19 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic
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Dr. Imran A Chikani is a renowned Homeopath in Mumbai, Mumbai. He has been a practicing Homeopath for 19 years. He is a qualified BHMS, MD - Homeopathy . He is currently associated with Dr. Imran Chikani's Clinic in Mumbai, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Imran A Chikani on Lybrate.com.

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BHMS - Virar Homoeopathic Medical College, - 1998
MD - Homeopathy - YMT Ayurvedic medical college & hospital Institutional area, Kharghar, - 2002
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I am 44 years old my problem of thyroid my TSH level is 10.08 please advice me the treatment ?

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Hello, we have self made specialised medicine prepared for complete management of thyroid. It includes correction of weight, stopping hair fall and alleviating other symptoms such as weakness, lethargy, increased sleep, etc. This is how this treatment minimizes dependence on artificial hormones and stimulates thyroid gland to produce it's own natural hormone. At the same time, this treatment increases metabolic rate thereby helping maintain good weight over long term. For details feel free to contact us at 9270777731 Regards Dr.Omkar Balkrishna Shahapurkar
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Am an asthma patient. Can you gve me advise what kind of exercise good for me. Can I do gym .and gve me a diet chart.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Am an asthma patient. Can you gve me advise what kind of exercise good for me. Can I do gym .and gve me a diet chart.
Here is a sample diet to help you understand the diet. Early Morning: Green tea ( sugar less) Breakfast: non fried preparations/ whole wheat bread/ vegetable poha, upma, etc. / idli sambhar etc. Mid-Morning: Fruits ( avoid the carbohydrate rich fruits like grapes, banana, custard apple and watermelon) Lunch: 2 dry chapatti + sabji 1 katori + dal or skimmed curd – 1 katori + salad 1 katori Evening Snacks: Tea / Coffee sugarless + high fiber bis. OR Sprouts 1 katori Dinner: 2 chapatti + vegetable 1 katori + skimmed buttermilk 1 glass + salad 1 katori.
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I am very fat lady. I want to decrease my weight as spon as possible. For my heavy weight nobody marry me. Please say how I decrease my over weight. Can it possible, please say.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
I am very fat lady. I want to decrease my weight as spon as possible. For my heavy weight nobody marry me. Please say...
1. Don’t Eat Sugar… and Avoid Sugar-Sweetened Beverages 2. Eating More Protein May be The Best Long-Term Strategy to Reduce Belly Fat 3. Cut Carbs From Your Diet 4. Eat Foods Rich in Fiber… Especially Viscous Fiber 5. Aerobic Exercise is Very Effective at Reducing Belly Fat 6. Track Your Foods and Figure Out Exactly What and How Much You Are Eating 7.U need to take balanced diet
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Periods are missing for five years took some medicines but reliefs remains only when I take medicines.

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Periods are missing for five years took some medicines but reliefs remains only when I take medicines.
It may be due to some hormonal problems or other causes. That needs to be diagnosed properly and then we can start treatment.
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Sir I'm doing masturbation for last ten years on daily, so it affects any future problem ? Tell me sir .

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Sir I'm doing masturbation for last ten years on daily, so it affects any future problem ? Tell me sir .
Dear lybrate user it is an unhealthy practice try to engage yourself in more fruitful activities, never be lonely also exercise daily and eat more vegetables and whole fruits drink plenty of water and sleep 7-8 hrs.
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Master Of Science ( Home Science) , B.Sc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
FOOD THAT FIGHT STRESS
# GREEN TEA
# DARK CHOCLATE
# BLUEBERRY
# AVOCADO
# BANANA
# SPINACH
# ORANGE
# SALMON
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The all test are normal like cbc,, sugar fasting & p.o, lipid profile, urine analysis, tsh, prolactin,& testerone .all the test in their normal range. No one less or more their range. Wt I have ed problem .there is no erection in daytime. When I masturbate then my penis not erect in the morning if erect then there is soft erection for less time. My penis is also shrink. I don't understand why it happen. I have no drink, no smoke, no use any drug or any other medicine. No over weight. Then why it happen.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
The all test are normal like cbc,, sugar fasting & p.o, lipid profile, urine analysis, tsh, prolactin,& testerone .al...
Hello- Certain physiological factors like stress, lack of sleep, addiction, etc can affect your erection quality. Since the factors are physiological, sometimes it can not be detected through lab investigations. These factors result in narrowing of blood vessels of the penis thus reducing its blood flow and sometime fibrosis in elastic tissue of penis which result in improper erection or stretching of penis. These factors can surely be cured with the help of herbal remedies. Since you are facing a undiagnosed ED, I recommend you to start ayurvedic treatment. Ayurveda irrespective of the reports have its own analyzing techniques, it can rule out the exact cause behind your ED, and you can enjoy a healthy sexual life ahead.
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I am a known diabetic for 20 years taking tablets I am having numbness in both of my foot burning taking pregabaline in night only temp relief how to get permanent relief?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Sir it has been a long time that u r on medication for diabetes. Now you're catching advanced symptoms of diabetes ie. Diabetic neuropathy where firstly nerve endings in our body are involved ie in hands and feets causing numbness. Sorry sir I cant help u at this position. You have to take guidance of your physician of 20 yrs. Only he can guide u in right direction.
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My husband is abusive. He got from his parents. But m scared of my baby he can learn from him even m getting in depression. Need some sessions.

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Relationship counselling and individual sessions with both of you will definitely help. Please seek help consult counsellor or psychologist. For further assistance please book appointment online here or opt for appointments at clinic will be able to help you in better way.
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Is Rice Fattening Or Weight Loss Friendly?

Certification in Diabetes Educators Program, Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Is Rice Fattening Or Weight Loss Friendly?

Rice is one of the most widely consumed grains in the world. It’s mostly comprised of simple carbs, which have consistently been linked to obesity and chronic disease. However, countries with a high rice intake have low levels of these exact diseases. So what’s the deal with rice? Is it weight loss friendly or fattening? This article gets to the bottom of this question.

What Is Rice?

Rice is a cereal grain that has been grown for thousands of years. It’s a staple food in many countries and one of the most common cereal grains in the world. Several types are available, but varieties of white rice are the most popular, followed by brown rice. To better understand these different types, it’s best to start with the basics.

All whole grains are composed of three major components: 

  1. Bran: A rough and hard outer layer that protects the seed. It contains fibre, minerals and antioxidants. 
  2. Germ: A nutrient-rich core containing carbs, fat, protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other plant compounds. 
  3. Endosperm: This is the largest part of the grain. It consists almost entirely of carbs (starch) and a small amount of protein. 

Brown rice is an intact whole grain that contains both the bran and germ. Therefore, it’s nutritious and rich in fibre and antioxidants. On the contrary, white rice has had both the bran and nutritious germ removed, ultimately stripping it of all its nutritional parts. This is generally done to improve its taste, prolong its shelf life and enhance its cooking qualities. As a result, white rice varieties are almost entirely made up of carbs in the form of starches, or long chains of glucose known as amylose and amylopectin. Different types of rice contain different amounts of these starches, which affects their texture and digestibility.

Rice that does not stick together after cooking is high in amylose, while sticky rice is generally high in amylopectin. Because of these variations in starch composition, different types of rice can have different health effects.

Brown Versus White Rice 

Since nothing has been stripped from brown rice it is generally higher in fibre, vitamins and minerals than white rice. The table below compares the nutrient contents of 100 grams of cooked white and brown rice.

White v/s. Brown Rice White Brown
Calories 130 112
Carbs 29 grams 24 grams
Fiber 0 grams 2 grams
Protein  2 grams  2 grams 
Fat 0 grams  1 gram
Manganese 19% RDI  55% RDI 
Magnesium 3% RDI  11% RDI 
Phosphorus 4% RDI   8% RDI 
Vitamin B6 3% RDI  11% RDI 
Selenium  11% RDI   14% RDI 

 White rice is higher in calories and contains fewer nutrients and fibre than brown rice. 

Rice Is a Staple Food in Many Countries 

Rice is a staple food for more than half of the world’s population, particularly Asian countries like China, Japan, Korea and India. These are all countries that, until recently, had relatively low percentages of people who were overweight or obese. White rice is the predominant source of carbohydrates in those countries. For example, Koreans consume almost 40% of their total calorie intake from rice. In these countries, rice may be consumed an average of 20 times per week and up to six times per day. Even so, rice consumption seems to protect against weight gain and high blood pressure in these populations. In elderly Chinese people, a dietary pattern high in rice and vegetables seems to help prevent weight gain, large waist circumference and obesity. The same results were found in a study including over 200 overweight Iranians. No association between the frequency of white rice consumption and body mass index or belly fat was found. However, this trend may be changing, as diets in these countries become influenced by the Western Diet. In fact, the numbers of overweight and obese people have skyrocketed in many of these countries in the past few years. 

One study among Iranian adolescents showed that those who had the highest rice intake had the worst diet quality. This indicates that these adolescents may be consuming rice with foods that older generations did not eat, potentially leading to weight gain. At this point, it seems that rice intake itself has a neutral effect, while its health effects — positive or negative — depend on a person’s overall diet. In short, it can be fattening if eaten with an unhealthy diet, but weight loss friendly if eaten with a healthy and well-balanced diet. 

Some Types May Spike Blood Sugar Levels 
The glycemic index (GI) is a measure of how much and how quickly a food spikes your blood sugar levels. Foods high on the glycemic index cause rapid spikes in blood sugar levels and have been linked to overeating and weight gain. On the other hand, foods with a low glycemic index cause a more gradual increase in blood sugar levels. They are believed to be particularly beneficial for people with diabetes, as they control blood sugar and insulin levels. Generally speaking, whole grains have lower GI scores than refined grains. This is one of the reasons why diets high in whole grains have been linked to a 20–30% reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes. That being said, not all studies have found a link between refined grain consumption and risk factors for type 2 diabetes. The starch composition of rice may be a key factor in explaining this. Sticky rice is generally high in the starch amylopectin, which has a high GI. Therefore, it’s rapidly digested and may cause blood sugar spikes. Alternatively, non-sticky rice is high in amylose and has a low GI, which slows down the digestion of starch. It may even contain resistant starch, which is a type of healthy fibre. So regardless of whether rice is white or brown, its GI can range from relatively low (43) to very high (109), depending on the type and variety. If you are diabetic or sensitive to blood sugar spikes, picking non-sticky rice, which is high in amylose, would be your best bet to keep your blood sugar levels in check.

Any Food Can Be Fattening If Portion Sizes Aren’t Controlled

As with most things in nutrition, the dose determines the poison. There is nothing particularly “fattening” about rice, so its effects on weight must come down to serving size and the overall quality of your diet. Studies have repeatedly shown that serving food in a larger container or dish increases intake, regardless of the food or drink being served. This has to do with the perception of the serving size. Serving large portions has been shown to increase calorie intake significantly, without people realizing it. Also, since people don’t realize that they are eating more than usual, they generally don’t compensate by eating less at the next meal. Studies that have analysed the effects of serving size have shown that reducing the size of the “rice bowl” is an effective way to reduce calorie intake, body weight and blood sugar levels. Therefore, depending on the serving size, rice can be both weight loss friendly and fattening.

The Bottom Line

There doesn’t seem to be anything specifically fattening about rice. Different studies link it to both weight loss and weight gain. However, of the two types of rice, there is no question that brown rice is much more nutritious than white rice. Non-sticky rice may also be the better choice for people who are sensitive to blood sugar swings or have diabetes. It all seems to boil down to watching your serving size and following an overall healthy and balanced diet. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dietitian-nutritionist.

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Sometimes my hands are numb and when I rubb them I have so much pain. Please ans me why this happens ?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. Numbness is an indication of compression of a nerve somewhere? please tell me when exactly do you feel this numbness, is it after some posture or sometime during day when you are working etc? also is it one hand or both hands which are getting affected? can you send me a clinical pic pointing to the site of numbness please? do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. You can also discuss your case and treatment plans with me in a greater detail in a private consultation.
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When I eat an ice cream or drink cold drink. I feel a different type of pain in my gums.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
When I eat an ice cream or drink cold drink. I feel a different type of pain in my gums.
Tooth sensitivity is caused by the gradual exposure of the softer part of your tooth that lies under the tooth enamel, called" dentine" Dentine has tiny tubes ('tubules') that lead to the nerve and are filled with fluid. Eating or drinking foods and drinks that are hot, cold or sweet can cause a change in fluid movement. This fluid movement causes the nerve endings to react in response, triggering a short, sharp pain. Some of the most common causes of sensitive teeth include: Brushing Brushing shortly after acid challenge can cause the enamel to be more easily worn away, as during this time the enamel is softened and more vulnerable. Brushing too vigorously can also cause receding gums, causing further exposure of the dentine. Gum Disease Gum disease (also known as gingivitis) causes inflamed and sore gum tissue.  If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to periodontitis. Periodontitis is when gum disease gets worse and damages the tissues and bone that support the teeth. One sign of periodontitis is sensitive teeth, as the receding gums leave dentine exposed.  Teeth Grinding If you grind your teeth when you sleep or during the day, or if you clench your teeth, you may be wearing down enamel and exposing the underlying dentine layer of your tooth. Receding Gums Receding gums can be caused by conditions such as gum disease, which can expose the tooth's dentine and cause sensitivity. Brushing too vigorously can also cause receding gums. Homoeopathic medicines bring holistic act on each and every part of body thus teeth are no exception, go for a constitutional homoeopathic treatment to get permanent cure.
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Hi I am 20 year old male. What can I do to reduce pimple spot and also pimple from my face?

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL)
Dermatologist, Raigarh
Hi I am 20 year old male. What can I do to reduce pimple spot and also pimple from my face?
Pimple never pick or pop pimples with your fingers, as it can lead to infection and scarring. A dietary therapy with the right medications for pimples can also help a lot. Kojic acid (a natural skin lightener derived from mushroom extract), arbutin (also called bearberry extract), and vitamin c (ascorbic acid) are great alternative ingredients to lighten scars left by acne. Don't use vitamin e on scars. You may have heard that applying vitamin e to a scar will help it heal faster. But according to a study, applying the nutrient directly onto a scar can actually hinder its healing, if you want medicine than, I will prescibe, like daily apply night microbenz cream daytime use ahaglo facewash.
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I am 17 years old boy and I am using the patanjali beauty cream and face wash is it good for me or not.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 17 years old boy and I am using the patanjali beauty cream and face wash is it good for me or not.
Hello. The products of Patanjali are really very good and effective too. You just need to select the products as per you skin type, that's it!
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Hello doctor. My Name is Pratik. My weight is Too low at my age 19. Please tell me any way to increase my weight. Thanks.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Hello doctor. My Name is Pratik. My weight is Too low at my age 19. Please tell me any way to increase my weight. Tha...
Hi if your belly is lowering your self-confidence and giving you sleepless nights, here are the tips to give you flatter and fitter tummy. 1. Add fiber to your diet constipation distends your belly, add veggies and fruits to your daily diet to relieve you of constipation, reduce intakes of refined cereals like maida, noodles, pasta and whole grains instead add dalia and oats. This would relieve you of constipation and bloat to give you a flat tummy. 2. Decrease sodium intake sodium retains water in the body and hence your belly swells up, reduce intake of junk food as it contains a lot of sodium. Stop adding extra salt to dishes, also packaged and processed food contains a lot of salts so better avoid it. 3. Increase potassium foods rich in potassium help you get rid of balancing sodium, fruits are very good source of potassium, adding them to their daily diet not only provides this nutrient but also increase the fiber content of your daily intake 4. Avoid sugar alcohols we do not completely digest these low-calorie sweeteners usually found in flavoured low-calorie drinks, diabetic and sugar-free foods. Bacteria in a large intestine ferment during gas and distension so check food labels and avoid sorbitol, xylitol and lacitol. 5. Increase liquids drinking plenty of liquids helps flush out toxins from the body. Keep yourself hydrated with at least 8 glasses of water, also include lassi, coconut, water, lemon water in your daily routine. Make sure to include homemade soups only, as packaged soups are not that nutritious and contain added sodium in them. 6. Carbonated beverages and alcohol these give you extended bellies and your dream of flat tummy falls flat. Alcohol gives you empty calories with zero nutrition. 7. Probiotic curds include low fat curd in your diet regime as it contains live bacteria which tame bloating by increasing intestinal motility. 8. Method of cooking no doubt salads and sprouts are good for our health but if experience distension with them then saute, blanch or steam them also fried foods are best to be avoided not only because of their high-calorie content but also because frying leads to changes in oil composition which may result in bloating. 9. Avoid chewing gums and candies while chewing them air enters our digestive system, giving us feeling of bloating, also candies are zero in nutrition but contain loads of calories. Also, eat slowly as gulping down increases air passage to the digestive system 10. Individual tolerances some individuals are more intolerant to certain foods like radish, capsicum, tea, cauliflower etc, so with your own personal experience omit them from your diet.
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How to increase my height? Especially wanna increase height by increase length of my legs. As compared to others am too small. please help. Me.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
How to increase my height? Especially wanna increase height by increase length of my legs. As compared to others am t...
Follow methods by which you can gain your desired height. 1. Follow these exercises regularly and you get the goal of height gain: * first stand straight bare foot on floor, then raise your arms upwards then raise your heels of foot with breathing in, try to stand on heels for 10-12 seconds and slowlylower down your heels back on the floor and breath outthe air. Repeat this exercise 5-8 times in morning. *sit on the floor, stretch you legs together so that both foot touch each other. Now raise your arms upwards together with back straight, now move your hands towardstoes of feet and touch them. Your forehead touching your knees. Slowly revert back the arms and move back arms in normal position. Repeat this exercise 2-4 times daily. You can privately consult me for understanding more exercises. 2. Take 300 ml of rich cream milk, 200 gm of cheese and 2-3 eggs regularly. It will definitely give boost to your bone growth. 3. Sit in sun rays for atleast 8-10 minutes in morning of evenings when the sun rays are not so strong. It will help you by getting adequate quantity of vitamin-d. 4. The growth and height iscontrolled by growth hormone whichis secreted by pituitary gland situated in the brain. So take meditation and have a stressfree lifestyle. Take 6-8 hours of sleep daily. Meditation makes your pituitatry gland healthy and working properly. 5. Take 1/2 teaspoon of ashwagandha powder with milk once a day.
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