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Dr. Lenny Da Costa (Geriatric Medicine)

MBBS, FCMT, Diploma in Geriatric Medicine

Geriatrician, Mumbai

23 Years Experience  ·  500 - 1500 at clinic
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Dr. Lenny Da Costa (Geriatric Medicine) MBBS, FCMT, Diploma in Geriatric Medicine Geriatrician, Mumbai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Lenny Da Costa (Geriatric Medicine) is an experienced Geriatrician in Malad, Mumbai. Doctor has been a practicing Geriatrician for 23 years. Doctor studied and completed MBBS, FCMT, Diploma in Geriatric Medicine . You can meet Dr. Lenny Da Costa (Geriatric Medicine) personally at Rejuvenate Group in Malad, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Lenny Da Costa (Geriatric Medicine) and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Goa Medical College, Panaji - 1995
FCMT - IBCMT, USA - 2006
Diploma in Geriatric Medicine - Indira Gandhi Open University, Bangalore - 2005
Awards and Recognitions
Best Geriatric and Anti Aging Medicine Consultant in Western India at the Global Healthcare Excellence Awards 2015
Professional Memberships
President of Society for Regenerative Aesthetic and Anti Aging medicine India ? SRAAMI
Hon Secretary of the ISSMTCT
Scientific Advisor to the World Academy of Anti Aging Medicine Asia ? WAAAM.

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Rejuvenate Group

Rejunate in Life Line Multi Specaility Hospital, Off Sainath Road , Malad (w), MumbaiMumbai Get Directions
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93/95, August Kranti Marg Landmark : Near Kemps CornerMumbai Get Directions
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I got sinus problem when my environment changes so please tell me what should I do? I frequently have cough and cold. Please advice me.

MD - Community Medicine, MBBS
Geriatrician, Delhi
I got sinus problem when my environment changes so please tell me what should I do?
I frequently have cough and cold....
Take steam with karvol plus at night time whenever there is change is temperature, prevention is better than cure in sinus like problem. Avoid food cold food like icecream, colddrinks.
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I have a problem of cough and cold since 4 months continuously give me some suggestions.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I have a problem of cough and cold since 4 months continuously give me some suggestions.
Hi, take tab. Septillin 2-0-2 after food and rhinorin lehya 1 tsf twice daily followed by milk for 3 months continuously. Avoid cold and refrigerated food. Do steam inhalation twice daily. Avoid sweets and oil fried food. Perform pranayama daily in the morning for 10-15 mins.
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I am 20 years old and I am suffering from constant cold and cough problems. Consulted many doctors but it does not seem go permanently. It comes back or stays. What will I do? it's so irritating.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 20 years old and I am suffering from constant cold and cough problems. Consulted many doctors but it does not se...
There are several things you can do to prevent a cold—they are all easy and inexpensive and worth the effort. Wash your hands often-with soap and warm water.The germs stick to the soap and get washed down the drain. Always wash your hands after coughing or sneezing into your hands, blowing your nose, after touching someone who is sick, or when using public restrooms or telephones. Cover Your Mouth and Nose When You Sneeze or Cough- Clean your hands every time you cough or sneeze. Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose, or Mouth-Germs are often spread when a person touches a contaminated surface and then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. Stay Home When You’re Sick-Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, don’t smoke, manage stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food so you can fend off viruses. Take healthy balanced diet...like boiled eggs.daily in breakfast .. Avoid people who have a cold or cold symptoms. Routinely clean and disinfect common areas of your home. Treatment:There is a gradual 1-3 day onset of symptoms. It often starts out as a sore throat, then a fever and coughing. As the cold progresses, the nasal mucus may thicken which is the last stage before the cold dries up. A cold usually lasts for a week or two. But, taking good care of yourself at home can relieve symptoms and help prevent complications if you are otherwise healthy. Unless you develop complications, you shouldn’t need medical treatment. Complications include bacterial infections of the ears, throat, sinuses or lungs which must be treated with antibiotics. In general you should: • get plenty of rest so your body can use its energy to fight the cold • staying at home will keep you from spreading germs • drink plenty of liquids like herbal tea or hot broth/vegetable/tomato soups. Avoid foods or drinks with caffeine which can keep you from getting enough sleep Runny Nose and Sneezing- if you have post nasal drip, gargle to keep from getting a sore throat. Drink extra fluids. (avoid sugary and high calorie drinks) Use saline nasal sprays or nasal irrigation • Tablet Nasorest-P once/twice daily may reduce the amount of mucous. • Humidify the rooms you are in most or your whole house if possible. • Do steam inhalation once or twice daily Cough-Coughing is how your body gets rid of debris and mucus from the airways during a viral infection. Unless your cough is severe or is keeping you from resting at night, it is better not to treat it. A severe cough can be treated with a cough syp, but don’t try to completely stop the cough. There are two types of coughs. Productive and non-productive or dry cough. Non-productive, dry cough. A dry, hacking cough may develop near the end of a cold. Dry coughs that follow viral colds are often worse at night and can last up to several weeks. Take syrup Alex-D for a dry cough. Cough drops can sooth an irritated throat, but most don’t affect the cough. Productive cough. A productive cough is one that brings up mucus from the back of the throat or the lungs. Productive coughs should not be suppressed to the point they no longer bring up mucus. Use syrup Alex. Drink lots of water if you have a productive cough. Head and Body Aches- Take tablet dolo-650 mg for fever once or twice daily
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What are the symptoms of cold and flu. And how can it be treated as soon as possible.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
What are the symptoms of cold and flu. And how can it be treated as soon as possible.
Hi, FLU or influenza is a viral infection of the respiratory system.-nose,throat and lungs.Common signs and symptoms of flu generally begin with a sneeze followed by nasal conjestion and discharge,fever degree C, bodyache,especially back,arms and legs,feeling of chilliness,headache,cough,fatigue and weakness. over 100degree F.To treat it soon as possible take start with this medicine AF Tabs (SBL) 4tabs to be chewed thrice a day , for 15 days
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Dear sir/ma'am, v r having a 6 1/2 years old kid. She is studying 2nd standard. She often suffers from severe cold, cough and high fever (103'F and above. She gets almost once or twice in a month. V hv consulted so many doctors. But there is no change in the situation. Even now also she is suffering from the same fever nd cold. Pls. Pls suggest me what to do? Antibiotics were used every time v went to a pediatrician. But I think cold is a viral infection?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Dear sir/ma'am, v r having a 6 1/2 years old kid. She is studying 2nd standard. She often suffers from severe cold, c...
1.Ensure that she is properly immunised as per the schedule. 2.Take care of her nutrition. 3.Recurrent fever and cold may be due to poor immunity. 4.She needs a thorough check up by child specialist and advice on growth and nutrition by a dietitian 5. Avoid frequent use of antibiotic
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He has cough and cold since 2 days. He has taken the syrup named alex. But nothing has been cured.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
He has cough and cold since 2 days. He has taken the syrup named alex. But nothing has been cured.
you can take tab. Flucold twice a day . Tab. Dolo 500 mg sos. Tests..mp,cbc. After tests you can take antibiotics by doctor. Never take asprin medicines in fever and cold now a days. feel cold then cover body with warm cloths, avoid dust area, clean body, change cloths daily, change bed sheet daily,
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I am suffering from cold and cough from two weeks what should I do to recover or free from this disease. Help me out of this plz.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am suffering from cold and cough from two weeks what should I do to recover or free from this disease. Help me out ...
Dear........ Now seasons of viral infections. For fever can take tab. Paracetamol 500 mg twice a day after meal.and for cough can take syp. Brozedax 10 ml thrice a day after meal. pl. Go for Tests..mp,cbc.urine r/m,ns1,blood c/s. Never take asprin medicines. feel cold then cover body with warm cloths, avoid dust area, clean body, change cloths daily, change bed sheet daily, avoid stress.avoid non-veg.,avoid alcohol intake if smokes avoid also that. Cold sponging if get high fever. drink warm water, juice,green veg. Soups,lquid diets, dalia, take protein diets, tulsi leaf in tea or warm water, geloy juice, avoid cold area,cold things .i.e. ice creams, fast/junk foods, chinese foods,spicy foods, fat meal, take bed rest , You can also take tab. Tamiflu from govt. Hospitals.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Understanding COLD:

Cold is a viral infection.
Spreads from one person to another.
As your baby grow and comes in contact with more number of people there are more chances of them getting the infection, that means more number of cough and running nose when they start going out, going to cr�che or school.
Once your baby get infection from one virus they develop immunity to that virus and never get another infection from the same virus but since there are lots of viruses they keep getting infection from other ones.
Each episode usually last for about 5-7 days but can be prolonged to around 2 weeks also.
So the usual pattern is that they are UNWELL FOR AROUND 5-7 DAYS THEN WELL FOR 2-3 DAYS AND THEY AGAIN GET COLD. So it seems like your baby is ill all the time but that is actually not the case.
IS COLD BAD OR INDICATION OF POOR IMMUNITY

This is the most commonly asked question by parents.

When a baby is born there immune system is also immature like them and one of the ways to develop immunity is exposure to germs after which your baby produces antibodies against that germ.

This sounds technical but it?s true and in simple words it means that THE ONLY WAY YOUR CHILD WILL DEVELOP IMMUNITY TO A VIRUS IS BY GETTING INFECTED BY THAT VIRUS.

As the child grows, gradually the number of cold episodes will decrease as they will gradually get immune to lots of virus.

COLD IS CAUSED OR INCREASED IN COLD WEATHER OR BY EATING CERTAIN FOOD

As you all know by now that cold is a viral infection and is not related to cold climate or cold food.

Foods like curd or orange are usually labelled as culprit but actually VITAMIN C is one of the things which is found beneficial in cold and is found in these foods.

Curd also contains good bacteria which again are found to be beneficial for small babies.

THERE IS NO ASSOCIATION BETWEEN ANY FOOD AND COLD FOUND TILL NOW IN ANY STUDIES SO NO FOOD RESTRICTION IS NEEDED WHEN YOUR CHILD IS SUFFERING FROM COLD.

TREATMENT

DO NOT TREAT ALL COUGH AND COLD. If your child is active, playful and not distressed due to his illness it is advised to avoid medicine.
Since your child will keep getting infection from various viruses if you try to treat all cold there are chances that your baby will be on some or other medication always.
Actually according to the FDA of USA and UK cough and cold medicine should not be used in kids less than 6 years old as they have not shown any beneficial results in variety of studies but actually causes lot of side effects.
NO ANTIBIOTICS SHOULD BE GIVEN FOR COMMON COLD as it is a viral infection and will not respond to antibiotics which are for bacteria.
THINGS TO DO DURING COLD

If your child has high grade fever you can give him paracetamol.
Maintain good hydration and give good amount of fluids to your baby.
You can use saline nasal spray for your baby but it has to be used in the correct way.
Since it is just normal saline it does not cause side effect and can be used for long time.
DO NOT USE MEDICATED NOSE DROPS OR NASAL DECONGESTANT FOR YOUR CHILD?S COLD.
Steam inhalation with salt and water is very beneficial as it keeps the airway moist and makes the mucous more liquid therefore easy to remove.
It also makes breathing easy for your baby. If given around 30 min to 1 hr before sleep it can help the child sleep better.
Maintain a good air circulation in the room.
During the illness there are chances that your baby?s appetite will decrease. Do not worry; let them take whatever and how much ever they want. DO NOT FORCE FEED.
COMMON COLD PREVENTION

Cold spreads via air and contaminated objects so the best way to prevent children from catching colds is to teach them proper HAND WASHING.
Make sure that your child washes their hand after coming from school or playing, before eating food and after using toilet.
If your child has a cold, it's still important to protect others from catching the cold. Teaching them to cover their mouth while coughing or sneezing or using tissues for the purpose.
RED FLAGS: Need to take your child immediately to a doctor.

High grade fever lasting for more than a day but still this alone is not an indication of using antibiotics.
Unable to feed properly or constantly vomiting.
Unusually fast breathing or noisy breathing.
Excessively sleepy and lethargic.
Constantly rubbing of the ears and crying if you touch the ear or any ear discharge.
Unable to sleep in the night.
Cold lasting for more than 2 weeks.
Presence of any rash over body
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What are the symptoms of flu and reasons of red eyes and I am facing unimaginable headache while working in pc or laptop. Tell me how to get rid of that.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
What are the symptoms of flu and reasons of red eyes and I am facing unimaginable headache while working in pc or lap...
Fever with cough and cold with leucopenia are few symptoms of flu and For headache take tablet paracetamol and check your eye sight for refractive error
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