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Dr. Ms. Banu Ismail

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

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I drink heavily on fridays and then I don't drink all week I only drink once in a week but around 350 ml of whiskey so is it too bad or are 6 days enough for my body to recover.Please help sir .

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Alcohol is always bad. So, you need not to drink at all, if you want to have peace of mind and become successful in your life. Thanks.

Sir/mam, I always try to act positively to anyone. Like give them extra space. But often they try to bully me and also use harsh words. I can argue with them but I don't like the situation it leads to. How am I supposed to tackle that kind of situation?

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You are someone who wants to please others and stay in their good books all the time and at all expenses. This might win you some true friends but it can also find you some people who will misuse your sweetness and bully you. You need to strengthen your boundaries with such people and tackle them in a different manner. Counselling helps you to change your strategy based on who you are facing so that you are in a win win situation or at least be able to protect yourself from such people.

I want to be mentally so strong and want to use my subconscious mind at greater extent. How is it possible for me suggest me something please.

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I want to be mentally so strong and want to use my subconscious mind at greater extent. How is it possible for me sug...
Hi my friend if you want to be mentally strong always be positive and think positive. Keep a goal in your life. Always think before you speak even if you are slow it does not matter. Do not smoke or drink or chew tobacco. Using your subconscious mind is a different thing altogether. For that you have to practice meditation for years together. Concentrate on all of your seven chakras and feel energy is passing through them. You have to be aware of bio-electric current which surrounds the meredians of your body. By practicing this if by chance your sixth chakra opens up (agnya chakra) only then you can control your subconsious mind. Be sure it is a difficult job. All saints start practicing these things at a young age of say 7. They acheive these powers only after 50 years. Good luck. Try your level best.

My body is panning what I have to do?

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My body is panning what I have to do?
pain is complex phenomenon, so there are many treatment options medications, therapies, and mind-body techniques. Apart from pain killers, there is evidence that certain dietary supplements and vitamins can help with certain types of pain. Fish oil is often used to reduce pain associated with swelling. A therapeutic diet complemented with few medications for pain management can also work wonders. Do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.

How to control smoking?

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If you are an occasional smoker - with public messages, health awareness programs and your own doctors advice, you can quit. If you are a regular smoker, motivational therapy with a trained psychotherapist or a psychiatrist and enormous will power will help you quit. If you are a diseased smoker, consult a de addiction psychiatrist at the earliest. He may give you anti-smoking medications and de addiction treatment. The same applies to alcohol dependence disease also.

Hi sir. I am very intelligent in my childhood and upto my +2 but now a days in engineering. I can't get memorized the topics. I am forgetting all I read, I have lack of concentration problem. Is smoking n drinking are the reasons? I have exams very soon expecting soon reply for the problem.

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Because of your age at that time when you were in +2, there may have been hormonal imbalances which may impact your memory because of the chemical but also the distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: 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. Smoking and drinking too has an effect if you indulge in them. Because of your age you may have hormonal imbalances which may impact your memory because of the chemical but also the distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: 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. Both are bad habits and it is best to avoid them immediately.

What impacts does my afternoon nap has on memory?

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Good sleep has great influence in your overall health. It has been reported that more than 86 diseases are directly connected to the loss of sleep. Here, loss is measured as any sleep that is less than 6 hours per night. It has also been observed that sleep is more beneficial before midnight than after. Unfortunately many of us sleep late and wake up late. The human wakeup cycle is between 3 am to 6 am. Any sleep after that can disturb your biorhythm. 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. Night time is a provision for exactly this reason: that we need the rest every 24 hours. Afternoon nap, or ‘forty winks’, or siesta, ideally between 2 to 4 pm, is excellent and the best compared to any other time for sleep! However, it is important to keep it to 20 minutes, and in an exceptional situation to not exceed 45 minutes. More sleep than this can disturb your night sleep and cause you disorientation. Afternoon sleep is very rejuvenating, and therefore will impact upon good memory, for all the other reasons mentioned above. In fact the proof is in the pudding, i.e. just try it out and you will see an immediate benefit. No further explanations are necessary. I guarantee that.

I am feeling very stressed and feel sick also always with headaches n feel sleepy . I do house wrk and also I am a working person. I am too much stressed at my in laws place as a result lack mental peace also which is affecting my health. I am not free to do the things I want. What is the solution.

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I am feeling very stressed and feel sick also always with headaches n feel sleepy . I do house wrk and also I am a wo...
Because of work stress and irritation in home. May cause for your headache. Do not stress in office. Better to develop cordial relations with your colleagues. Be to feel very flexible in work. Do not feel to burden in work. Feel always in a positive manner. When you come to home please talk in a pleasing manner when they are in a good mood. Tell the situation to your husband take the help of him. If he is not helpful. Then do not care to them. Do not priority to their voice. Listen and leave it. Do not put any words in your mind. Better to prepare your mind like that. Feel flexible. Be happy always. Take personal rest. Spend some more time for yourself. Better to talk in phone when your mood disturbed in home. Professional life is different. And personal is different. Behave according to the situation. Do not feel stress. Be friendly and be happy. Ok all the best.

Heavy stress occurred at several times what should I do to prevent this stress please suggest sir.

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Heavy stress occurred at several times what should I do to prevent this stress please suggest sir.
Hello, take Kali phos 30 ch , 5 drops once daily. If your BP is normal then take Ginseng 1x, 1 tab once daily after meals. Revert me after 10 days.

I am so much depressed. Probably I don't have more problems. But I am not at all happy. I am always thinking about something and worried about it. I can't concentrate in any things. I thought I want to cry. I don't have any peacefulness in my mind please give some suggestion. why I am like this. I didn't like anything in this world now. Just blank.

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I am so much depressed. Probably I don't have more problems. But I am not at all happy. I am always thinking about so...
When we stress anything, we get depressed. Do meditation daily n leave everything on god. Do your duty only. These phases are temporary. Medicine is also available.

Hii doctor my name is raam I did hand sex so many times any problem with this Please tell me doctor I am very tension about this please tell me answer to this.

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Hii doctor my name is raam
I did hand sex so many times any problem with this
Please tell me doctor I am very tension...
Masturbation is a normal phenomenon and does not cause any harm. But don’t get addicted to it, divert your mind and keep yourself busy.

Hello doctor. I'm studying 2nd year MBBS. I want to know what is the best timings to study (either early morning or night) and for how many hours should I sleep as a medical student? As I hav to read a lot and I have my exams coming in December. please to tell me an accurate answer which will be very useful to me. Regards.

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Hello doctor. I'm studying 2nd year MBBS. I want to know what is the best timings to study (either early morning or n...
The best timings and ways to study depends entirely upon you. At least 6 hours of sleep is necessary for proper functioning of the brain so if you deprive yourself of too much sleep then your studies will be affected even though you study a lot of time. Early morning from 6 to 8 am is a very good time for studies since there will be minimal distractions. If you have any more problems to discuss or have any doubts about your exams you can contact me again. Take care.

I have problems in my head and always create problems in study and reading book. Please help me.

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I have problems in my head and always create problems in study and reading book. Please help me.
Do some of these recommendations very faithfully: 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 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. 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 junk food.

I have smoking habbit. 2 packets per day. What I do to left it?

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
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Why are you thinking of quiting of smoking? it means that you have already understood or gone through the educative program leading the bad effects of smoking. You keep improving your knoweldge and in the same you will also get the tips of quitting smoking also. And you try to reduce the frequency slowly and stop it. If you develop any discomfort or your desire is not leeting you to quit smoking, you need to see a psychiatrist.

I am 20 years old male. I wake up at night most of the time thirsty and every time I'm thirsty even if I walk up and down a little. It's really frustrating because my friends they don't feel thirsty at all. And I was wondering if there was any treatment for this.

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I am 20 years old male. I wake up at night most of the time thirsty and every time I'm thirsty even if I walk up and ...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 5 drops of impatiens + 4 drops of scleranthus + 4 drops of white chestnut + 5 drops of mimulus. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every night. Before sleeping.

How to get rid of jealousy? it only happens for ome person that I am unable to ignore while I compare myself with everyome fr everything.

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, jealousy is no mental disorder and is an emotion. Jealousy is an emotion like anger, grief etc. Everyone are emotional. When an emotion comes we either vent it out or control. Best option is to vent it our or learn to live with the circumstance. Don't worry. Take care.

I have pain in whole body 24/7 I feel tired even if am doing nothing. Xray MRI arthritis blood test vitamin D and B12 all normal.

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, M.D Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
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I have pain in whole body 24/7 I feel tired even if am doing nothing. Xray MRI arthritis blood test vitamin D and B12...
Hi lybrate-user, it seems that you may have anxiety and depression. In both of these condition patients complains of fatigues, pain over several regions. Also you may have somatoform pain disorder. In those cases usually the reports are normal. I think you can consult with neuropsychiatrist. Hope you will be improved. Do stretching exercises and yoga also. Thanks.

I am suffering from chronic depression since 5 years and my medication is Potheadin75 x2 at night , floxin40 and etirest. 5 in the morning, but recently I feel sadness along with fear without without any cause, the medicine prescribed doctor is not working at all, I have consult the doctor prescribed again the same medicine. I may kindly be give some medicine which relief the morning depression at least. Thanking you.

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I am suffering from chronic depression since 5 years and my medication is Potheadin75 x2 at night , floxin40 and etir...
Dear lybrate user...As per your details you are on prothiaden which is the class of antidepressant usually prescribed in depression when anxiety symptoms are significant, so I assume that along with the depressive illness you also have significant anxiety since the beginning of illness. Now again the anxiety features what you have stated as fear are increasing. Assuming that you have depression since a while which has been taken care of with prothiaden and fluoxetine, my suggestion would be to increase the dose of fluoxetine as its dose can be optimised till 60mg in depression. But still I would suggest you for a detailed interview before taking any step. Take care

Hello Doctor! . Age: 19 years,height: 168 cms,weight: 51 kgs. I look very thin and weaker and my body size is 30-26-35 inches. My hands also look very thin. The size of my hand at muscle place is 20 cms. I am also suffering from nerve weakness, when I put my body to any angles that are uncommon then the nerve at that place gets tightened and I feel so much pain there. I think this nerve weakness is also due to lack of my fitness. So will you please suggest me any supplements or workout to gain weight and become fit. Thank you sir.

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Hello Doctor! . Age: 19 years,height: 168 cms,weight: 51 kgs. I look very thin and weaker and my body size is 30-26-3...
Dear go to a nearby Gym and under the guidance of an instructor start doing exercise slowly and wait for a day if you do weight training for muscle to recover. Have a balanced diet and take more protein. Also do Yoga and pranayam.

Dear sir, my friend is addicted to cigarette. He wants to get rid of it. What should he do?

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Please guide him with these recommendations: You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, 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 the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heartbeat 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 chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and 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. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.
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