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Dr. Keerthik

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

Dr. Keerthik Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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Dr. Keerthik is an experienced Psychiatrist in Andheri East, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Keerthik at Sugun Maternity Hospital in Andheri East, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Keerthik and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Hello Doctor, I am 22 years old boy 1 year ago I faced a shock in my life that lead me to depression. psychiatrist advised me some medicine. I took for 15 days but after 15 days a local doctor advised me to give up that medicine as I could be addicted to it. Now after 1 year my life is almost alright. But still some times I feel restless for 1-3 minutes that's also very minor. I think I have recovered 90% depression as my muscle pain is also gone. Am I doing right.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
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I am 22 years old boy
1 year ago I faced a shock in my life that lead me to depression. psychiatrist ad...
At present you are almost symptom free- that is very good. Still, I would suggest you to see a psychologist, provided you can afford. Sittings with a psychologist will help you identify the source of your stress symptoms and once you are able to identify the root cause it can be treated permanently without the fear or apprehension that some problem can crop up anytime again.
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I smoke weed marijuana(ganja) I want to know it is good or bad for what and how to clear it form the body what to drink and eat to be healthy and better life.

Masters Of Science In Dietetics And Food Service Management Msc. (DFSM), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), Advanced Clinical Nutrition Program, Post Graduate Diploma In Clinical Nutrition And Dietetics PGD, Bachelors Degree In Applied Nutrition Bhsc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I smoke weed marijuana(ganja) I want to know it is good or bad for what and how to clear it form the body what to dri...
Any addiction is harmful for the body and so is marijuana. Drink lots of water and fresh fruit and vegetable juices to clear the toxins from your body. Take good sleep for 8-10 hours and exercise for 1 hour atleast 3-4 days a week for a better life.
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I am smoking from last 7 years. My age is 24. Is any harm to me?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, smoking is always injurious to health. By now you are already addicted to nicotine. You will feel very difficulty to leave the habit, and therefore you come with excuses and justifications. You need to leave it. You must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. These mental disorders are usually treated with a combination of medicines and other means like awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve your problem. Let me know if you are willing to undergo counseling sessions and tailor made psycho therapy through mobile. Take care.
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If I stop smoking, after how many days will the effect of smoking be completely removed from my body?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Nature would help you automatically if you win over this toxic habit of smoking , you simply have to choose when to stop smoking with determination,
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My relationship is falling apart, it is so unhappy. I am tired of this boring, unhappy, too many problems, fights, arguments. But this girl is very important to me, I don't want to lose her ever rather I want to make everything correct and be happy. How to do this? Please consult.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Life is difficult anyway. You must learn to adapt and through discipline approach this fact without trying to change it: change yourself. Relationships are all about adjustment and if you cannot you are not made or you are not equipped as yet for intense relationships. These initial disagreements and differences are all about whether you can cope with it or not. Of course, adjustment is expected on both sides. If I am placing too much expectation on you alone then I am sorry and you could both reach out to a relationship counselor to help you both see sense. Since you love the girl and want her so badly, make the effort. But you also need to be careful that you do not play into her hands too much that she takes advantage of you all through your life together. Have a frank talk to her and if you hit a roadblock, go to a counselor for help.
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Hello Dr. my exams are held in September m doing bsc nursing 1st years and m late admission only 1 month are left for my exams. What are the tips you give me for preparation for my exams and what are such things that one should do for better learning. Pls help me m so tensed n depressed. Thanks and regards.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello Dr. my exams are held in September m doing bsc nursing 1st years and m late admission only 1 month are left for...
Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: •Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week •Other vegetables: At least one a day •Nuts: Five servings a week •Berries: Two or more servings a week •Beans: At least three servings a week •Whole grains: Three or more servings a day •Fish: Once a week •Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week •Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. •Wine: One glass a day You avoid: •Red meat: Less than four servings a week •Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily •Cheese: Less than one serving a week •Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week •Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week.
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Non Stress Test on Fetus - What Should You Know About it?

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Non Stress Test on Fetus - What Should You Know About it?

Pregnancy and childbirth is one of the most important time in the life of a woman. It is a time to celebrate and yet be cautious as well, so that all goes well and the end of the pregnancy is a beginning of life for a baby. There are numerous ways of monitoring the health of the foetus during pregnancy. The non-stress test is one of the ways. Let us find out more about this: 

Heart rate monitoring: The non-stress test is basically concerned with the monitoring of the heart rate of the foetus. This is a prenatal test that is very commonly used in order to check the overall health and vitals of the baby while it is still in the womb. The test is essentially carried out to check how well the heart rate responds to the other movements carried out by the baby inside the womb. It is called a non-stress test because there is no external stimulation that may put pressure on either the heart rate or the movements of the baby.

Why: This test is usually recommended by the doctor when there is an increased risk of losing the foetus due to complications. This test is usually carried out when the pregnancy is in 26th to 28th week. This test will usually show whether or not the baby needs extra test, monitoring or care. This test is essentially conducted to check the oxygen supply and is a non-invasive procedure that does not pose any serious physical risks or harm.
Fetal Hypoxia: This test will also show whether or not the baby is suffering from fetal hypoxia, which is a condition where the heart beat is disrupted, if the passage of oxygen is blocked due to some reason.

Conditions for non-stress test: The non-stress test may be conducted if the lady in question has lost or had complication in previous pregnancy. Also, if the mother has any other medical condition like diabetes or cardiovascular conditions, then this test is imperative. Decreased movement of the foetus may also prompt the doctors to take action and conduct this test as a cautionary measure.

Procedure: During the procedure, you will be asked to lie down on a reclining chair and two belts with monitors will be attached to your abdomen. The heart rate of the baby, as well as the movements, will then be studied once the monitors are switched on. These monitors are in turn attached to a screen, in order to take the reading. This test will take no more than twenty minutes. However, if there is no movement in the baby, then the test may continue for a little longer until the baby becomes more active.

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Sir how can I stop smoking? I tried a lot to quit but cant. Please advice me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
You may be very close to resolving your habit once and for all. Particularly with regard to smoking, it is the repeated attempts that finally are rewarded with success. So do not give up and go for another attempt. This time around use some of the suggestions I propose below. The habit can be very difficult because of the many conditions attached to smoking. 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. 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 chewing gum or 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. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time. I think that this is your last attempt: you will succeed.
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My father us around 67 and he has slight bp. But now its in control as he use bp tablet. But for the past few weeks he is facing breathing problem and he is unable to sleep at night. I know he is more worried about family. He always thinks about family. Please suggest me what shall I do. Which method will make him relief from that problem. Can you suggest any medicen please

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
Hello sir, the complaint mentioned by you is age and familial related one. But still you need to see a respiratory physicain. If he gives clearence and still the problem persists then consult psychiatrist.
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Hi doc I am 19/male. I have a problem with voice. Whenever I speak to someone over the phone or in person, people always say" can you please repeat it" I wanna know exercise/ yoga to make my voice louder and clearer.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Breathe deeply and exhale on a hisssssssing sound. Repeat 10 times. Proper breathing is the foundation for a healthy voice AND control over nervous energy that can make the voice quiver. Say “Mm-mmm (as in yummy) Mmm-hmm (like yes) ” Repeat 5 times. This develops mask resonance, which creates a clean and vibrant sound by creating a clean approximation of the cords and a resonance that will sound great and project easily. Say “Mm-mmm. Mmm-hmm.” up and down your vocal range, from low to middle to high and back again, 10 times.
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I recently went through a breakup because I am meant to get married soon. I don't have any interest in going to work anymore or do anything. I don't get sleep easily and I don't even eat. I am only drinking and smoking. Please help because I am going mad.

Master Of Science In Counseling & Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Dear Ankit, I can understand you are undergoing emotional turmoil at this situation. To deal this situation you need to vent your feelings with a counselor. Smoking, drinking and sleeplessness can only worsen your situation. There are lot of positive ways to deal the ups and downs of life. Like involving in hobbies, improving your physical fitness, sharing your feelings with counselor etc. Take care.
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I am not able concentrate on my studies is there any solution for this?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
I am not able concentrate on my studies is there any solution for this? If you are under stress, you will certainly experience problems concentrating and recalling. So handle the stress and concentration will return. Even so please do the following: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too.
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I'm 20 years old and pregnant for 3 months. I'm frequently facing lots of vomiting, body aches, headache and blurred visions. Please suggest what to do? Please suggest some good diet plan? Steps to be followed during subsequent months?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I'm 20 years old and pregnant for 3 months. I'm frequently facing lots of vomiting, body aches, headache and blurred ...
During pregnancy these symptoms are common in mostly female.so,drink plenty of fluids properly and take proper diet.avoid stress and much strain.take rich diet and supplents of multivitamins,protein,calcium,iron and folic acid. Avoid chikoo,papaya and pineapple.
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I am 19 (female, I used to sleep at least 8-9 hours but morning I feel tired n sleepy as if I have never slept before. Till evening same tiredness remains. And after 5-6pm I feel energetic I can't even concentrate on ma studies also. How to get rid of this problem.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Haldwani
I am 19 (female, I used to sleep at least 8-9 hours but morning I feel tired n sleepy as if I have never slept before...
Hello- this is due to summer season, sleep disturbances are commom around this time. Try these ayurvedic tips to get benefits- 1) replenish your body with some sweet sharbat (ruhafja etc) daily, instead of drinking plain water. 2) increase the amount of dairy products in your meals. 3) massage your head with coconut oil during bed time, it soothes your brain tissues. 4) use gulkanda with meals.
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I am patient of depression since last 5 yrs. I take fludac 20 for 5 years and still continue but now I want to terminate this but when I try to terminate I got depression again. So please give me some suggestion to be free from depression and fludac . I consult too many doctors but non of them able to improve my situation. So please help me. Thanks.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am patient of depression since last 5 yrs.
I take fludac 20 for 5 years and still continue but now I want to termin...
I suspect that you are one of many who have been taking medicines but not working with a counselor in tandem. You need both counseling and medical intervention. The combination is ideal for the cure to be complete. In fact counseling will need to go on for a long time to develop skills and techniques to cope with everyday challenges of your life. If you remain episode-free for three years at least, you can be weaned off of the medication. So I assume that for all of these many years you have been letting the medicine do all the work on your depression and very little effort from your side. This will not do at all. So please start counseling immediately. In the meantime please do the following that can be done all by yourself as you desire: You must be active and work towards your reformation. Many lifestyle changes need to be made to progress away for the condition. When you are depressed, you will feel lazy though I would like to call it lethargy. There is an inertia and lack of energy to even think, let alone act. You are required to literally do the opposite of what you feel like doing. Depression makes you want to withdraw, lie down, sleep, become lethargic, slow down, make you too lazy to even think etc. So when I suggested doing the opposite, you will need to fight this disease. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, eat more of proteins and vegetables, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three things, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. If you are young and you can do it with some commitment. The doctor and counselor are there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with them is very critical for your success.
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My father aged 95 not in good state of mind. He keeps on speaking for hours. Talks of theft of his items etc. He talks about old friends who are no more. Sizodon is taking daily.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Anantapur
It appears he is suffering from dementia. Adjusting his sizodon dose and managing his dementia may improve his symptoms. His forgetfulness may be the reason for his talk about theft of his items. Though there may not be complete cure for dementia, the symptoms can be minimized.
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I feel sometime nervous and unhappy. Also very low in confidence. But when my confidence is high I am different person. This happens every now and then. My doctor gave me escigress which I take 1/2 after lunch and dinner. While taking this medicine I feel better.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Haldwani
I feel sometime nervous and unhappy. Also very low in confidence. But when my confidence is high I am different perso...
Hello- >use of anti psychotic/anti depressant medicines for a long time is not beneficial for the body. These medicines are habit forming in nature and cause serious health hazards like suicidal tendency, insomnia, dementia, negative thoughts etc in the long run. >its better to start some ayurvedic medicines regarding your issue along with some helpful tips- 1) wake up early morning and practice anulom vilom and meditation.(it enhances the blood flow of brain thus help in making feel fresh and positive) 2) avoid food and beverages like non-veg, alcohol, smoking, caffeinated drinks etc.(these are highly responsible for negative thoughts and nightmares, thus minimize your confidence) 3) increase the amount of cows ghee in your meals.(it increases your oja positive energy in the body) 4) use manasmitra vatakam 1 tab twice.(an effective ayurvedic medicine to buildup your confidence and mental strength) note: stop your modern medicine in a tapered manner not suddenly to avoid any complication, and start these ayurvedic tips.
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I am 19 years old male. It's been a year I am smoking. However I have stopped smoking completely now. But I face difficulty to breathe, i. E I face prolonged nasal congestion (which gets totally cleared sometimes). I can't smell efficiently as before. I have heard that our body cures itself and so I might recover. But what steps should I take?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It is very unlikely that that little smoking could have caused this kind of effect. Since it is a nasal problem I suggest you meet with an ent specialist and determine what exactly this blockage is all about and get it treated soon. It may or may not have anything to do with the effects of tobacco consumption. The body does heal itself but if the contagion far exceeds its resources, you must seek alternative remedial measures to help the body deal with it with some help. As for steps to be taken: all exercises that tax your respiratory systems are very good for you i. E. Aerobic exercises. Yoga and meditation will also do very well. By itself breathing difficulty may have a lot to do with unexpressed feelings particularly sadness and fear. Meet with a counselor to deal with these emotions to support your recovery from this angle.
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