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Dr. Lakshmi

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

Dr. Lakshmi Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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What home remedies one should follow to avoid white discharge. I facd this problem from the time of ovulation perhaps. Its panic too perhaps to the womb.

MBBS, DGO, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Chennai
What home remedies one should follow to avoid white discharge. I facd this problem from the time of ovulation perhaps...
For all females certain amount of white discharge is normal and especially around ovulation. You cannot avoid this but by keeping clean you can avoid infections.
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How to quit smoking?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, the best way to quit smoking is to quit with will power. There are different methods available like nicotine replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy. You may be benefited. Please post a private question.
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I am a senior government officer. For past 10 years, I have experienced that I am unable to tackle any new situation or job be it social, official. I develop anxiety even vomiting and depression. I am scared of detachment from my family. I had also two year history of depression and high BP. NOW I am 34 year aged but having high BP. I am unable to tackle, respond, communicate confidently. Please guide.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist,
I am a senior government officer. For past 10 years, I have experienced that I am unable to tackle any new situation ...
It is true that the you have symptoms of anxiety. It would have started around age of 23 which is when your personality is completely formed. I want to emphasise that it could be a part of your personality rather than psychiatric illness because it has not cause social, occupational or interpersonal dysfunction, at least from your question I can conclude the same I.e. Your are going to your job albeit with some problems continuing your responsibilities that is expected from you in all circles of life. So for this YOGA has been found to be useful or at least deep breathing exercise for 20 -30 mins a day.
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I went to quit smoking. Please suggestions

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, to stop smoking, you need will power. There is no magic wand. Nicotine replacement therapy works well for some time, but you will need to stop that therapy too after some time. You are very young, in my opinion, you will be able to stop it without much trouble. Just stop it. Take care.
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Gud Evng sir, actually I want to quit smoke. I'm preparing for sub inspector job. Give me good suggestion for quitting smoking. Tq.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.
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My problem is my talk. I do not perfectly tell the sentences and my tongue was struggled. please help me.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Write down small sentences and read it aloud when alone at home. Keep doing this at least for a month. Also read a few paragraphs from books, magazines and news paper, aloud while alone. It will give you some practice to talk consistently and your language skills will also improve. Try reciting sanskrit shlokas which will train your tongue. You may also consult a speech therapist.
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I am 55 years old man, I am suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder for last 40 years but in last 6 months it is very tough to deal with, Please help. Regards Vijay.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health problem. Symptoms typically include recurring thoughts and repetitive actions in response to the recurring thoughts. A common example is recurring thoughts about germs and dirt, with a need to wash your hands repeatedly to "clean off the germs". However, there are many other examples. The usual treatments are cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant medicine, or both. Treatment often works well to reduce the symptoms and distress of OCD greatly.
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I want to know precautions steps for avoiding cardiac arrest or heart attack. I use to smoke once a day but will stop now. My weight is 94 and age is 27. I am worried about heart condition . Please suggest.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I want to know precautions steps for avoiding cardiac arrest or heart attack. I use to smoke once a day but will stop...
Reducing weight working out daily sleeping good managing your stress and eating healthy food will take care of your health. Above mentioned factors are the major cause for heart problems blood pressure issues as well as diabetes. Adapting a healthy life style will help prevent diseases. Warm wishes.
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my problem is that I have a tension in my head I mean I think a lot of my past and due to that I got headache so is there any sort of medicine that can assist me not to think alot about past and do my all daily routine normaly?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Counselling will help you to leave the past where it belongs and stay in the present. There is no medication to help forget the past. Your headache is also due to the stress and tension that this rumination causes. In counselling you will be able to go over your past and look at it from different point of views to help broaden your vision about it, learn from the experiences and errors and plan better for the future. You can click on private chat to know more.
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My mom is getting heavy headache on top of the head severely once in a day, even tab can not control it, is there any chance of migraine, her age is 41 and having some tensions.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
My mom is getting heavy headache on top of the head severely once in a day, even tab can not control it, is there any...
Her headaches might be because of tensions. From the symptoms you described, it does not appear to be like migraine. Encourage her to share her worries with you or someone who she can trust. Assure her of your support as well. Tell her that you love her and you care for her. Tell her that when she is worried you also get affected and you both together can find some solutions to your problems. Also ask her to avoid going out in the mornings presently, as it is very hot outside because of summers. Ask her to drink plenty of water. See if she is having her food properly or not. In spite of doing all this, if the headache continues then consult a doctor. Avoid self medication. Take care.
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Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Common day to day experiences which are physically, mentally and emotionally stressful tend to get accumulated in the mind and body and manifest as lifestyle diseases and psychosomatic illness. In Counselling you can address your mental and emotional baggage and develop the skills for having meaningful relationships, decision making, problem solving and in return lead a life free of disease, worry and tension.
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Doctor, Some month back I had pain of stone that time I want to know doctor they was giving me one pf pain killer ultracet. After using this my pain is stop but when I am not using this medicine then I am getting problem like body pain, my body will hit, filling weakness. Please give me same alternative for this I want stop this. Thanks.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Doctor, Some month back I had pain of stone that time I want to know doctor they was giving me one pf pain killer ult...
increase ur water levels 14 to 16 glass per day. tk treatment of stone avoid painkiller.. kidney stone can be remove by cystone tab . .
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What Causes Early Childhood Trauma? + How to Identify this Condition?

Phd, Mphil, MSc, Bed, BA (Clinical Psychologist and Parent Child Relationship Expert)
Psychologist, Noida
What Causes Early Childhood Trauma? + How to Identify this Condition?

The problem of early childhood trauma refers to disturbing experiences that take place in children during 0-6 years of age. The traumas that young children experience can be the effects of natural disaster, war or accidents or that of intentional violence like sexual abuse, domestic violence or physical abuse.

What Does this Condition Impact Childhood?

Traumatic events have a significant impact on your child's life and can break his sense of safety. The problem has been linked with a decrease in the size of the brain cortex. This is the part of the brain that controls several complex functions like thinking, consciousness, memory, attention, awareness, and language. The changes that occur as a result can affect your child's IQ as well as his or her ability to control emotions. As a consequence, he or she may harbor feelings of danger and become more afraid or it may manifest in other personality issues which are not very obvious.

How do you identify this condition?

Generally, children who suffer from traumas face problems in regulating their emotions and behaviors.

They may display signs like:

- Fear of new situations
- Being clingy to their parent(s) or somebody close
- Become easily frightened
- Display aggressive and/or impulsive behavior
- Are difficult to comfort
- Display deterioration in behavior and functioning
- Easily forget newly attained developmental skills
- Difficulty in sleeping

Depending on the age during which your child may go through a traumatic event, he or she can exhibit signs relevant to his or her age.

For instance:

Children aged 0-2 years may also display reactions like poor verbal skills, memory problems, excessive temper, experience nightmares, etc.

On the other hand, children aged 3-6 years can face difficulties in learning as well as develop poor skill and learning disabilities, face problems in social interaction, may be unable to trust people and so on.

If this condition remains unattended or unresolved for longer, it may create personality issues and can deeply impact the individual's relationships, or equations in the society, as they grow up and even after they become adults. In fact, many behavioral problems can be traced back to childhood trauma.

'Consult'.

Related Tip: What Really Causes Personality Disorders?

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Hi I am getting married in 2 months & I hv no idea abt physical relations so I am concerned abt it and afraid to face the things.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear Lybrate user. Physical sexual relationship should be learned through a good source. You can ask your friends to teach you. You may read online material available. You can even go for sex counseling. But I assure you, it is easy to learn and there is nothing to be nervous about. Take care.
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I a 16 year old teenager with moderate depression and occasional suicidal thoughts since November 2014. Which medicine should I take to treat myself and avoid side effects considering that I go to school and side effects will affect my academics.

MD- Homeopathy
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I a 16 year old teenager with moderate depression and occasional suicidal thoughts since November 2014. Which medicin...
Hi! You need regular treatment for it. Plz start homoeopathic treatment as early as possible. Antidepressants cause bad effects on the body, when you take them for a long time. Homoeopathic treatment will heal you from inside, as a whole. always remember that life is beautiful and something good is going to happen with you. You are so young. You should every moment positively. All the best for your future!!
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So depressed due to job I thinking of suicide doc I do no I have attended many interview since 5 months bt I can not get job also doc wat I do please say me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
So depressed due to job I thinking of suicide doc I do no I have attended many interview since 5 months bt I can not ...
You have a positive thinking and go forward with expectation. If you need medication you take it oc control depression and suicidal thoughts. Try meditaion and yoga.
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How to Deal With Anorexia and Bulimia

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
How to Deal With Anorexia and Bulimia

An eating disorder, mostly appears when your food habits reach levels of extremity. Anorexia nervosa and Bulimia are two main and the most common eating disorders found in men and women. One is the lower extreme while the other is the higher extreme in terms of food intake.

1. Anorexia: People who are affected with anorexia think of themselves to be very overweight in spite of actually being very slim and thin. Anorexia inflicted people consume less than a thousand calories per day. They exercise rigorously and try to find more ways to lose weight. They vomit a lot due to the insufficient diet and suffer more. The treatment for anorexia nervosa generally includes a mix of mental treatment, and regulated weight gain program. An anorexia patient should seek treatment as early as possible. The best ways to deal with anorexia are:

Psychological Treatment: Various psychological treatments can be used to cure anorexia of different stages. They are cognitive analytic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, focal psychodynamic therapy. A family's response is also an important psychological factor. Proper encouragement and effort should be given.

Weight gain program: This measure will guide an anorexic patient to improve his diet habits and slowly gain weight. A patient is monitored carefully, traits are recognized and a likewise diet pattern is given.

2. Bulimia: Bulimia nervosa is another category of eating disorder. The main characteristic of this disorder is  overeating in the highest level. Binge eating is observed, followed by attempts by the affected individual to lose weight. A bulimic patient is constantly trapped in the cycle of overeating and then thinking about losing weight.

Maybe you do not like the idea of binge eating and fear getting obese, but once affected by bulimia a patient cannot follow this and binge eats. Later, they adopt extreme measures for losing weight. The primary methods to deal with bulimia are:

  • Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy, or talk therapy includes examining your bulimia and related issues with an expert. It is proven that these sorts of psychotherapies restrict the symptoms of bulimia. The three modes of psychotherapy include- Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Family-based therapy and Interpersonal psychotherapy.
  • Medications: Medicines such as anti-depressants can be taken by bulimia patients along with psychotherapy. Prozac is a recommended and effective medicine.
  • Proper diet plan: For bulimia affected patients, having a proper balanced diet is very essential. A diet expert should be consulted, who will make the most essential food pattern for you. Undertaking a weight loss program is also recommended.

Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia should be avoided, and you should know the best ways to deal with them.

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Elevated PSA I am a 75 years old. My PSA last year was 4.03 this year it has elevated to 5.83. This has me stressed and worried. My urologist has recommend I have a biopsy. I have been reading and go ogling about prostate cancer and biopsies. The more I read and learn, the more confused I get. I am 50- to get a.

General Surgeon, Mumbai
Elevated PSA
I am a 75 years old. My PSA last year was 4.03 this year it has elevated to 5.83. This has me stressed a...
At your age also proper treatment is needed, importantly you need to be diagnosed if you have any problem. Treatment on time would improve quality of your future life, so I would recommend you get the biopsy done. Take care.
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