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Dr. Khatija Chhala

General Physician, Mumbai

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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
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Dr. Khatija Chhala is an experienced General Physician in Santacruz West, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Khatija Chhala personally at Saifee Nursing Home in Santacruz West, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Khatija Chhala on Lybrate.com.

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I am having semen disharge occasionally mainly in the morning . What should I do to control it?

B.A.M.S, M.D In Ayurvedic Medicine
Ayurveda, Amritsar
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Ear Health Tip

MASLP, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P), DHLS
Audiologist, Pune
Ear Health Tip
Avoid sharp objects while cleaning your ear wax!

I am 22 Years Old Male, studying final year Engineering have been masturbating almost 4 years twice or thrice in a week, I feel my hands have become pale and little back pain and weakness in hands and legs .So any specific medication I need to take or digestive ingredients that I need to take. I don't have any bad habits other than this.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am 22 Years Old Male, studying final year Engineering have been masturbating almost 4 years twice or thrice in a we...
You should take chandraprabha vati 1-1 tab with milk twice a day. And pranacharya dhatupaushtik churna with milk twice a day. Avoid tea and coffee.
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I am suffering from head pain and my half head is very pained. What should I have do?

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
I am suffering from head pain and my half head is very pained. What should I have do?
You must take Belladona 30 thrice a day five drops in water for one day and call back with the results.
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I'm 24 year old male and I have master bated till last year now I have left it .I have now days facing problem of timing .my gf is not satisfied due to early secretion and low timing .please suggest what I have to do.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Vijayawada
I'm 24 year old male and I have master bated till last year now I have left it .I have now days facing problem of tim...
Tips - Be stress free -- Exercise for least 30 mins a day -- During act focus on fore play -- change your position or take small break just before your ejaculation -- Use thick condom -- Go SLOW -- eat banana, Omega 3 fatty acids, Eggs, Garlic, Onions are good for sexual health. Finally kick off your bad habits like smoking and alcohol. Be realistic in your sexual performance, don't go by pornography thats all fake.Take Homeo medicine - Muira puama Q and Gingko Biloba Q from Homeo stores, each 30 ml bottle. Mix 15 drops of each medicine in half cup water, twice per day morning and night. Avoid taking any food 20 mins before and after this medicine.
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Someday ago I drink much type coldrinks and then after one day my chest is very tired and like I have very cold I can't speak well what I do?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Someday ago I drink much type coldrinks and then after one day my chest is very tired and like I have very cold I can...
Dear Lybrate User, Please take steam. Mix 1/4 teaspoon of salt in one full glass of hot water and gargle, twice a day. At night, before going to bed, have a cup of hot milk boiled with turmeric (haldi) powder and little sugar. If the problem still persists, please consult a Doctor immediately. Take care.
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My son aged 16 still wetting bed. How I cure it. Which kind of treatment will be suitable.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My son aged 16 still wetting bed. How I cure it. Which kind of treatment will be suitable.
Keep an alarm at 3AM and make him go to the bathroom and again make him sleep and do this for six months
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I have sugar level 359 so I am using certain diet but it's not resulting in decreasing of sugar levels so please tell me the way to reduce my sugar levels (i have suffering from diabetics since last 10 years)

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Kochi
I have sugar level 359 so I am using certain diet but it's not resulting in decreasing of sugar levels so please tell...
It is VERY difficult for a diabetic since 10 years, to reduce his blood sugar levels by diet control alone. I strongly recommend that you take medicines too, under a doctor's supervision.
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I sometimes have starting trouble to sleep at night. Sometimes I can't sleep even after reading.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I sometimes have starting trouble to sleep at night. Sometimes I can't sleep even after reading.
Hi, Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety. In children and teens, sleep also helps support growth and development. The damage from sleep deficiency can occur in an instant (such as a car crash), or it can harm you over time. For example, ongoing sleep deficiency can raise your risk for some chronic health problems. It also can affect how well you think, react, work, learn, and get along with others. Management: Here are five tips everyone can use to help improve the quality of their sleep: Keep your bedroom cool and dark Put away/turn off all electronic devices while preparing for bedtime Stick to a regular bedtime and wake time every day, even on weekends Stop drinking caffeine by the early afternoon and avoid large late-night meals Skip the late-afternoon nap, as it can make it harder to sleep at bedtime Avoid taking unnecessary stress/ tension. Do regular exercise. Go for a brisk walk in the morning. Medication: Take Schwabe's Bacopa Monierri 1x/ thrice daily and Kali Phos./ once daily at night for 1month.
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My mother is suffering from diabetes. How to manage our life style for daily life and tell about how to manage food habits to set?

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
My mother is suffering from diabetes. How to manage our life style for daily life and tell about how to manage food h...
Diabetic diet and regular exercise. Avoid sweet and sweet product. also inform blood sugar level and medication, she is taking.
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Understanding Uric Acid and how to manage them.

MBBS, DGO (cal)
General Physician,

Understanding Uric Acid and how to manage them. 

Uric acid results from the breakdown of compounds known as purines in the body. Purines are both produced in the body and consumed through the diet. Normal values of uric acid in the blood range from 2.4 to 6.0 milligrams per deciliter for females and 3.4 to 7.0 milligrams per deciliter for males. Uric acid levels higher than 7.0 milligrams per deciliter in the blood can cause crystals to form and build up around joints, resulting in a painful form of arthritis known as gout. Many foods contain high levels of purines, and eating these foods can lead to high levels of uric acid in the blood.

Diet Tips for High Uric Acid Patients:
  1.    Lower fat intake as excess fat reduces normal excretion of uric acid.
  2.    Liberal fluid intake to keep the urine dilute and uric acid soluble to facilitate excretion by kidney.
  3.    Restriction or elimination of alcohol.

What to Avoid:
  1.    Shell fishes, red meat, mince meat, meat extracts, organ 
        meats, fishes (sardine, roe, makeral).
  2.    Whole pulses (masur, rajmah, chana, chole, etc.). Other dals 
        are allowed.
  3.    Vegetables and fruits - green peas, spinach, French beans, 
        brinjal, cauliflower, mushroom, chickoo, custard apple.

Diet Rules:
  A.    Use less salt while cooking. Avoid adding salt while cooking 
        rice or in chapatti dough.
  B.    Use adjuncts like tomato, vinegar, cocum, amchur, lime juice, 
         curd, pepper powder to make the food cooked with less salt 
         palatable.
  C.    Remove the salt shaker from the table.
  D.    Avoid salted nuts/ biscuits, papads, pickles, chutneys.
  E.    Avoid excess consumption of processed and preserved
       foods; eg. Bakery products
  F.    Caution - Do not overdo on salt substitutes as that might 
        cause an electrolyte imbalance.

Recommended Foods: 
  a.    Fresh cherries, strawberries, blueberries and other red-blue
        berries 
  b.    Bananas 
  c.    Celery 
  d.    Tomatoes 
  e.    Vegetables including cabbage and parsley 
  f.    Foods high in bromelain (pineapple) 
  g.    Foods high in vitamin C (red cabbage, red bell peppers,
        tangerines, mandarins, oranges, potatoes) 
  h.    Low-fat dairy products 
  i.    Complex carbohydrates (whole grain breads, cereals) 
  j.    Chocolate, cocoa 
  k.    Coffee, tea

Although Purines (organic compounds, which create uric acid breakdown in the body) are found in vegetable sources, they don't cause the same amount of uric acid buildup in the body that meat sources do. In fact, fresh fruits and vegetables reduce acid levels in the body and it is often advised to avoid red meats, organ meats and highly processed foods. Fresh fruits and vegetables are encouraged so the patient can increase alkalinity in the blood. 
Therefore, rather than attempting to find foods that are free of purines and uric acid, it’s important to know how to increase the body’s alkalinity, which naturally reduces the body’s acidity. Fresh, non-processed foods, such as fruits and vegetables, are the way to go.


Foods identified that lowers your Uric Acid 

1.    Water
Water flushes out toxins including excess uric acid from the body. Have at least 10- 12 glasses of water daily.

2.    Cherries
Cherries have anti–inflammatory substances named anthocyanis that help reduce uric acid levels. It prevents the uric acid from crystallising and being deposited in the joints. Cherries also neutralise the acids and help prevent inflammation and pain. 200 gms per day is very effective in bringing down uric acid.

3.    Apple
Malic acid in apple neutralises uric acid and thus provides relief to the sufferers. You should consume one apple daily after a meal.

4.    Lime
The citric acid found in lime is a solvent of the uric acid .The juice of half a lime squeezed into a glass of water should be taken twice daily.

5.    French bean Juice
Another effective home remedy for gout is French beans juice. The healthy juice can be consumed twice everyday for treating gout or high uric acid.

6.    Celery seed
This is a popular home remedy to lower uric acid levels in the body. Have celery seeds extract to get best results.

7.    Berries
Berries especially strawberries, and blueberries have anti-inflammatory properties so include them in your diet.

8.    Apple Cider Vinegar
Drink apple cider vinegar. Add 3 teaspoons of vinegar to 8 ounces of water and have it 2-3 times every day to treat uric acid.

9.    Pinto Beans
A diet rich in folic acid can help lower uric acid naturally. Folic acid rich foods like pinto beans, sunflower seeds and lentils should be included in your diet.

10.    Vegetable Juices
Carrot juice in combination with beet and cucumber juice is also very effective. 100 ml each of beet juice and cucumber juice should be mixed with 300 ml carrot juice and taken daily.

11.    Low fat dairy products
Low fat dairy products like milk, curd help lower uric acid level.

12.    Foods rich in Vit C
Include Vitamin C rich foods and supplements in your daily diet to reduce uric acid in the body. It disintegrates uric acid and forces it out of the body through urine. Good sources of vitamin C are Awla, Guava, Kiwi, Sweet lime, oranges, capsicum, lemon, tomato and green leafy veg.

13.    High-fiber foods
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, adding foods high in dietary fibre may help lower uric acid levels in your blood. Dietary fibre may help absorb uric acid in your bloodstream, allowing it to be eliminated from your body through your kidneys. Increase the consumption of dietary soluble fibres such as Isabgol , Oats, Broccoli, apples, oranges, pears, strawberries, blueberries, cucumbers, celery, and carrots, barley.

14.    Bananas
Bananas are also beneficial in lowering  uric acid.A banana-only diet, consisting of eight or nine bananas per day for three or four days, may alleviate the swelling and inflammation of joints caused by gout or other forms of arthritis more rapidly.

15.    Green tea
Consume green tea on a regular basis to control hyperuricemia (high uric acid levels) and lower your risk of developing gout.

16.    Grains
Eating grains that are more alkaline such as jowar, bajra are helpful to reduce the level of uric acid in the body.

17.    Tomatoes, broccoli, and cucumbers
Tomatoes, broccoli, and cucumbers are some of the veggies that you need to start including in your meals. Tomatoes are one of the best vegetables that you could have for lowering uric acid. Fresh tomato is alkaline by nature and when it is exposed to the blood stream it increases the alkalinity of the blood.

18.    Dark Chocolate, cocoa
Theobromine is an alkaloid that is similar in structure to caffeine. It is found mainly in the cocoa bean and is at the highest levels in dark chocolates. Theobromine also can relax the bronchial muscles of the lungs and according to a small study, was more effective than codeine in relieving coughing. According to Dr. Shmuel Halevi at Acumedico.com, theobromine has the highest concentration of uric acid per gram of food than any other substance”, as reported by Livestrong.

19.    Raw vegetables
Raw vegetables like potatoes or corns are effective to reduce uric acid in the body. Have them raw or steam these vegetables.

20.    Omega-3
Essential fat Omega 3 from flaxseeds, walnuts, fishes like salmon, herring, mackerel, sardines reduces inflammation and swelling

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Emphysema - Know The Life Expectancy and Stages!

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Emphysema - Know The Life Expectancy and Stages!

If you are facing difficulties in breathing, especially in the process of exhaling, you are suffering from emphysema. Emphysema is a condition in which the air sacs of the lungs are damaged and enlarged, causing breathlessness. It occurs as a result of several triggers, smoking being the most common one. Emphysema is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. People with this condition struggle to exhale, which implies that there is some obstruction in the air flow. This disease has no permanent cure but by quitting smoking, you can stop it from getting worse.

Stages
The progression and severity of emphysema occurs with the staging systems. The staging of the condition can help in developing a prognosis.

The Gold emphysema staging system
Gold is a major emphysema staging system created by a group known as the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. The amount of air a patient can exhale forcefully in one second is determined during this stage. It is also referred to as the forced expiratory volume or FEV1.

The staging is as follows:

  • Stage 1: Mild emphysema (FEV1 greater than 80% of normal)
  • Stage 2: Moderate emphysema (FEV less than 80%, but more than 50% normal)
  • Stage 3: Severe emphysema (FEV lesser than 50%, but more than 30% normal)
  • Stage 4: Extremely severe emphysema. (FEV lesser than 30% of normal or lesser than 50% normal, with low levels of oxygen in the blood.

The BODE emphysema staging system
The condition affects several abilities. The BODE index, an acronym for BMI (body mass index), obstruction, dyspnea (breathlessness), exercise capacity (health index) is another staging system for emphysema in which the emphysema’s impact on several areas of life are measured. They include the following:

  1. Body mass index (B)
  2. Airflow limitation or obstruction (O), which is measured by pulmonary function tests
  3. Breathless or dyspnea (D), which is assessed thoroughly via a questionnaire
  4. Exercise capacity (E), which is measured to check how long a person with emphysema can walk in a span of six minutes

Life expectancy
The prognosis of emphysema is impossible to be determined in any person individually. The staging system helps to identify the severity of the condition, but the future cannot be predicted. Not many studies have been undertaken for the determination of the effects of emphysema on life expectancy. The best research that has been carried out included around 100 people, which is very less. The condition varies largely among people, even if they are in the same stage.

The statistics available on emphysema are not reliable enough for individuals who wish to know their life expectancy. It is considered that if a patient falls in a higher stage, his/her long-term life expectancy is less. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pulmonologist.

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I am 26 years old male. I'm having ringworm and itching problem in pubic area. I tried home remedies but itching is not reduced. Now ringworm spread face too. I don't know what to do. How to avoid itching.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Visakhapatnam
U have fungal infection It spreads to other areas also Have to use a course of tablets and creams for that to heal completely and permanently Improve personal hygiene Bath twice daily Wear fresh cloths after bath Reduce inner wear to increase ventilation to that area Change towel frequently Use seperate antifungal soap Use cotton pants rather than jeans
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I am 25 year old. I have a problem my mouth does not not remain fresh and white coating on the tongue causes bad breathe type symptoms that makes me uneasy what to do ? Please suggest.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue. Kindly consult a physician & dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. You may consult me in person dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. Limit sugary food to avoid tooth decay. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
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Today at 1 pm I feel heaviness in my chest and sweating. My trop T test is negative. My cholesterol is 255 and tg is 275 and BP 175/105.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Today at 1 pm I feel heaviness in my chest and sweating. My trop T test is negative. My cholesterol is 255 and tg is ...
Your BP is high and so also the cholesterol. Hope you are on proper medication. You need to follow up properly. If required you may go for further tests like stress test. Other tests like angiography or digital angiography. It's imperative that you have adapt a very healthy life style. Include yoga in daily life.
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I have a bubble inside the ear since yesterday. It pains a lot. I think there is pus inside. What do I do? it is yellow in color. Please suggest some medicines. Because of the pain I have fever since today morning. I am unable to walk.

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Delhi
I have a bubble inside the ear since yesterday. It pains a lot. I think there is pus inside. What do I do? it is yell...
It is due to infection in ear so start tab. Advent 625 mg three times a day and tab. Ibugesic plus twice a day for 1 week. Use oflobe-d ear drops 3-3-3. Avoid water entry into ear.
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Sir, my son had bleeding from the nose once in week. What is the remedy for this.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
tell me age , you can apply oil inside nostril, ask your child not to put finger inside nose, it will help. welcome
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I am a 18 years old boy. I have been suffering from a gas trouble from 2 days. Due to this I am getting a back pain also. I have tried all d possible treatment's, but I am not cured.

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist,
I am a 18 years old boy. I have been suffering from a gas trouble from 2 days. Due to this I am getting a back pain a...
Because of gas trouble you won't get lower back pain. You may get chest pain or stomach pain. Do exercise regularly for atleast 30-40 minutes. Avoid spicy foods.
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If I eat oe drink anything which is cold like Ice cream or cool drink immediately I'll have throat infection and have severe pain in my throat.

Certificate in Basic Course on Diabetes Management, CCEBDM Certificate in Diabetes, MBBS
General Physician, Pune
If I eat oe drink anything which is cold like Ice cream or cool drink immediately I'll have throat infection and have...
Avoid cold, ice and oily intake. For some time take warm water. Avoid dust. Better see ENT specialist for Antibiotics which you may have to take for long time. Find out whether you have chronic Tonsil infection
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