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Dr. Lakshmi

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

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I always suffering from headache an depression. Because of it I will not be able to sleep well.

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I always suffering from headache an depression. Because of it I will not be able to sleep well.
Try to be cool, have min 7 glasses of water, eat fruits and drink milk every day before bed time it cures ok take care eat food in time.
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I am 54 years old and senior officer in a development bank. These days i am seeing drastic change in my routines. I find myself drowsy most of the time , unhappy, irritating, more stomach upset, loss of memory, etc. I know these are age related symptoms. Can we retard the process of ageing as still my job wants me in all fitness.

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
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Dear, I am sorry to say that you cannot delay the process of ageing. But there is an old saying. Body gets aged and mind never. That should be a motivation to you. Initially there will be disappointments when you feel that you are ageing. But that disappointments brings more motivation and you will become active soon. Don't worry. Take care.
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I am smoking for 6 months but I need to stop it. My ambition is join in army, navy, air force is there any problem in future for selection.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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Best age to stop smoking is before 40, In fact do not start all 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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I am an anxiety patient give some solutions to reduce this.

MD-Psychiatry, MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Certificate in Forensic Psychology
Psychiatrist
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I am an anxiety patient give some solutions to reduce this.
Hello dear, the simplest solution to anxiety problems is a proper course of medicines & certain lifestyle changes ranging from as simple things as meditation & daily 30 minutes jogging to more complex things as structured diary writing, thought recording etc. But for all these to happen, you first need to describe your symptoms in detail so that I can give you proper help & a fast relief. Good luck!
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HI Sir, I am from India. In my half side of brain there is an pain. means left side of forehead. it pain. So can u tell me the solution please ?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
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Tell me how long the pain resides, how severe it is, how much frequent, triggers, relieving factors of pain, any associated photophobia or phonophobia,

Hi I am 24 year girl with 5'2 height and my weight 41 kg. Please suggest any thing to increase weight.And there is one prob I take a lot tension and got depressed very soon. Please suggest.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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Yes, you are below weight but I would not advise you to do anything about it for now. You see weight gain on the other hand is a worldwide scourge and may people are fighting a losing battle with it. They would, any day, envy your ability to keep slim. If you are healthy and fit nothing else matters. Of course as a young lady you will want to look attractive and your figure will have a huge role to play in it. If you are comely, that is what matters. Think very carefully about it and if you are still insistent (much against my advice), then just eat more mixed carbohydrates and do exercise, regularly. You being prone to tension does not help because you could inadvertently hike up your metabolic rate and use up all the food to eat to tackle the tension. It will certainly have to do with emotions that are not expressed. I suggest you meet with a counselor and learn all about your feelings and how to express them, whenever they come up.
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I speak r for l .because of this my speech is not clear. This problem I have from childhood. Here I want to ask if this can be cured. I face lack of confidence due to this.

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
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Dear Lybrate user. In many of the cases Stammering has two important reasons. Vocal chord misalignment or other problems are the primary reason. For this vocal chord complaint, you should consult an ENT specialist and get it corrected. Second reason is purely psychological. Stammer therapy can help you in psychological reasons. Take care.

Hello, I started to smoke three months back and now daily it has been like an habit. I initially started just taking one puff but right now I'm smoking daily, I wanna quit can some one help me?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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This is how nearly everyone gets into the habit of smoking or any other habit. Now that you are in it, it is good you want to get out of it.You must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. 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 but true. 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.

I feel totally exhausted I have been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder when I study I feel totally mentally exhausted but after taking modalert I feel mentally active and able to do the task in hand even the most boring task I can do very easily is modalert safe to take with bupropion xl 150 mg in morning.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
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I feel totally exhausted I have been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder when I study I feel totally mentally...
Your body is carrying about 15 Kgs extra weight. That can be a cause of lack of energy. You may be having personal / professional problems. That can also cause anxiety. Medicine is only a temporary solution. You can't be on such medicine for life. You have to find solutions to your problem and rectify it. Take professional help / counselling. Any drug can be addictive. and tomorrow when you try to get off the med.. your body will show severe reaction. So it will be good if you get help to get over this problem
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I'm in love with a girl from 5 years. Before 3 months we broke up. I can't forget her. I still love her and can't sleep well at nights. Please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
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I'm in love with a girl from 5 years. Before 3 months we broke up. I can't forget her. I still love her and can't sle...
You are going through grief reaction, which is normal after loss of a love. Time is the healer for the emotional and behavioral changes, however if your depression is severe enough to affect you in a significant manner, kindly consult a psychiatrist for short term antidepressant medication, depending on the complaints. Try to get away from loneliness and meet other friends or relatives.
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For e.g i lost some body close last year and since then feel very depressed perfecting keeping to my self all the time. Please help me.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
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For e.g i lost some body close last year and since then feel very depressed perfecting keeping to my self all the tim...
after loss of somebody close it is normal to experience grief reaction for a month or so but if it extends for a long time it might lead to depression and need treatment with medications and psychotherapy.

All our friends where smoking hukka. And they mixed marijuana in hukka flavor. I smoked it excessively and after that I suffered from stroke. So I am feeling there is something stuck in my throat. How can I live my life healthier and stronger further. My bp is normal now 80 120 how can I live my life healthier and stronger. Further.

DORL, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
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All our friends where smoking hukka. And they mixed marijuana in hukka flavor. I smoked it excessively and after that...
This is due to dehydration of the mouth, start taking good hydrated food, like fresh fruits, salads, shakes, banana, mainly and iron rich diet to neutralise the effects of dryness.

I am diagnosed with Epilepsy and its been 3 years that I am on medication. I am taking Epilex Chrono (600 mg) in morning and same at night with 100 mg of Lamictal. Though my EEG report is normal now so just wanted to know how long treatment will take and I have to take medicines.

DM - Neurology
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I am diagnosed with Epilepsy and its been 3 years that I am on medication. I am taking Epilex Chrono (600 mg) in morn...
In case of epilepsy since you are on meds for 3 years, if the seizures are completely controlled and eeg is normal, a trial of gradual taper of medicines can be given. But always taper medicines after consulting your neurologist. And there is always a chance of recurrence so that risk has to be borne in mind.
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To what degree is it appropriate to be controlling when your significant other is having an outbreak of mental illness?

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
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To what degree is it appropriate to be controlling when your significant other is having an outbreak of mental illness?
Dear , you must understand what is mental disorder first. Mental disorder is not disappointment, distress, anxiety, stress, irritation, anger, aggression etc. You need to be more clear with the symptoms and the details you provide here so that we will be able to provide you with correct diagnosis and advice. Take care.

3 things to avoid when you have knee pain

Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist
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3 things to avoid when you have knee pain due to osteoarthritis of knee joint.

1) avoid sitting on floor.
2) avoid too much of climbing and going down the stair case
3) avoid using indian toilet style.
3 things to avoid when you have knee pain
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I forget things very quickly and frequently. Like while talking I forget what would I have to say. After entering the room I forget for which purpose I came. Do I need a neurologist. Or it is a common problem

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
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Dear, at your age, memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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I feel negativity all over that now I can't do anything now my time has gone everywhere in business at home I feel lazy and try not to meet any one not to answer any phone and not to go or attend any functions sir please help me.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Ayurveda
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I feel negativity all over that now I can't do anything now my time has gone everywhere in business at home I feel la...
Try the following remedy it will surely help you Natural home remedy using cashew nuts and milk: 1. Crush some cashew nuts to powder 2. Take 1 tsp of cashew nut powder 3. Add 1 cup of warm milk 4. Mix well 5. Drink every day This is very helpful for you.
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I have a some prob like Ocd and I am always in stress and depression nd lots of thoughts always in my mind. I am 29 years old, I am female, please give me some tips to recover my this things from my mind but I want to eagerly improve this problem. So please let me know to recover from my mind as soon as possible.

BHMS
Homeopath
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Dear lybrate user, try biochemic kali phos 6x tablets to get rid of your depression. Take 4 tablets, thrice daily, with a cup of lukewarm water.

I have headache, neck pain, foot pain, and hand pain, leg pain how to get a solution please give me answer.

BHMS
Homeopath
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I have headache, neck pain, foot pain, and hand pain, leg pain how to get a solution please give me answer.
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicines 1. Calc Fluor 30 ( 4 drops in little water) every morning empty stomach only one dose in a day for a week. 2.Rhus Tox 30 ( 4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and revert.

I'm having problem in remembering and understanding things. I learn and forget after few hours Im feeling difficulty in understanding also. Also having headache and neck pain form one month. Head pains in left side and neck also left side tell me why this happening.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist
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I'm having problem in remembering and understanding things. I learn and forget after few hours Im feeling difficulty ...
You are keeping very tense, stressed. A psychologist can help by counselling and relaxation exercises. Hypnotic relaxation may be very helpful. Do pranayaam to ease neck pain, etc.
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